Happy 4th of July, Maybe

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The founders of this nation understood very well that the Documents that started us on the road to being this quite exceptional Republic and one nation under God were only as virtuous as those willing to fight to uphold them.  These men were very clear in their faith as evidenced by the following http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/history_of_prayer_in_america http://www.shear.org/2017/03/14/the-bible-in-the-political-culture-of-the-american-founding/  On this day when we eat our hot dogs and hamburgers, watch the fireworks etc.., let’s not forget that those calling for the hunting down of Trump supporters etc…are not in any way America, are not in any way American, they are a foreign agent, a foreign entity that is contrary to our core foundations as a nation that looked to Scripture and God for counsel on the Republic, its’ formation and much more. Also, let us remember that the true vision of a free market CapitalistF Federalist Constitutional Republic can only be guarded, made sure to be lived dayin and day out in and out of politics by those who truly understand and embrace these foundations as our heritage.

Amen

Can’t Use the Heartstrings or Fake News

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Growing up one of my favorite shows was Dragnet with Det. Joe Friday, and his infamous line, ” Just the Facts ” He was right as is Thomas Jefferson and we are seeing this played with with immigration and so called rights of certain groups, which now mean that other groups such as legal immigrants, law abiding citizens, traditionalists etc.. are being kicked in the teeth, their lives, children, those who work for the President, American Citizens, ICE agents etc.. are under threat, even literally.  Why?

First of all, the narrative.  You have even so called Christians with their fake social justice stuff, and the Trump hating truly biased media, those who want no borders spreading falsehood, ignoring completely the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Precedent decisions made by the courts and pulling at the emotions to try and decide law and order, thus creating the opposite, chaos and disorder, destroying The Republic for Which We Stand One Nation Under God.  The media and the no borders activists, even Latin American countries who want to get rid of people rather than fix their nations perpetuate all kinds of false narratives about Conservatives, Trump, any government agency, official that stands by the Constitution, Border Laws etc…Anyone who firmly says, stay the hell away from our borders if you are not coming legally, for the benefit of our nation, not your benefit, and only under very strict asylum criteria will be crucified, branded a Nazi etc.. Funny because by the way Trump, his family, his team, those of us who firmly demand a total immigration overhaul very strict protocols etc.. on immigration, e-verify etc.., we are the ones vilified and some of the stuff thrown at us is truly vile, but do feminists, does anyone call that out, no.  The media, they wan’t ratings and much of the media is truly skewed Alt Left, Socialist, Marxist, so anything that seeks to restore America’s exceptionalism as a True Capitalist Federalist Republic, reclaim it’s Judeo-Christian heritage values upon which the founders based its’ formation, not he fake liberal interpretation, the actual true understanding of it, they will loathe, reject.  Even the Church is complicit in the lawlessness, which is surprising considering Jesus saying that we should give to the government what is due, and we are to submit to the laws of the government, unless they truly are Nazi, Fascist, which in no way is it the case in the USA under Conservatives, but it is Law and Order 101! It is surprising since the bible makes it clear that both God and Satan run things like a government, with hierarchies, everyone having a specific assignment, ranking with some ranking higher in authority and power etc…, and you don’t cross any lines of what role you have been assigned, Lucifer tried it with God, didn’t work out well for him, got banished, and won’t have a pretty end at all.  You would think the Church would have figured out not to promote lawlessness, aid and abet it, but apparently neither the leaders or members of the Christian community have.  I guess wisdom doesn’t come from religion or theology, sadly.  Then again, someone has to fill the pews I guess.

The politicos, what’s their excuse for lawlessness, stupidity etc..? Each side prostitutes itself, nothing new in politics.  The Dems funny enough founded by the KKK and up until not too long ago in no way supportive of emancipation etc.. for minorities, now prostitute themselves for votes to the Latino and Asian community, the groups that cater to open border and illegal immigrant advocacy.   Not that my Party, the Republicans are angels, no.  They also do it, but they do it to the Koch Brothers, Commerce Chambers and the like who want cheap labor.  The hell with actual law and order, statutes, any of that, the actual danger posed to the immigrants making the journey, the children put in the hands fo the coyotes etc… the destruction to our Republic, our values, heritage of being a strong Capitalist, Federalist, Democratic Republic, not a Democracy since we don’t want any group determining law for the whole, or any large state or large group of states running the show for the nation, nor do we want, nor did the Founders want emotions, the heart strings deciding law and orders, but rather law and order, safety, security, long term benefits on many levels to tho Citizens fo the nation to determine that.  When the Church, the Media, anyone, even Politicos put lawbreakers, and their activist advocates wants before the security, sovereignty, law and order of the nation, they have shown themselves to be a disgrace to all. 

What do we do about immigrants?  You sure as hell don’t create incentives for them to make this dangerous trek, and with their kids tor for anyone to make the trek.  If you truly want to help anyone, you kick ass of the nations that allow these crossings into our border, you make it clear you expect them to clean house fast, and will help them do it, either they clean house or face stiff penalties for allowing their people to violate our sovereign borders  You also radically overhaul your nation’s immigration policy so you have people come based on what your country needs, not what they need and for the long term, with e-verify etc.. in place.  You also overhaul international policy, so you don’t go into nations to rebuild etc… in  ways that are more damaging than helpful, and that have  100 year strategy, not kidding, with as little military intervention and more logistics and tactical assistance that does not involve the military, so they do their own fishing for the long haul and don’t come to our borders.  Enough already with the fake news, the heart strings, prostituting for votes etc…, time to get tough and overhaul the world!! 

Amen

Why A Declaration and Bill?

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The this is is just one of many such quotes one can find as well as quotes such as this one:

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Why did they feel this way? Think Law and Order, boundaries, foundations.  Think of relationships, families, even a business.  Can any of these truly operate without a firm solid foundation of principles of operation?  Can they do so in any healthy way? No, not really.  When the framers, founders created the system of government, they realized that they had to have a firm foundation of law and order, they turned biblical principles found in Exodus, Romans and other biblical writings, as well as the writings of John Locke Locke was extremely interested in the Bible, and he was engaged by biblical theology and religion throughout his life, though atheists will argue otherwise. 

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A blueprint is important in any journey, and for our founders, creators of this Republic, please can we get this straight not democracy, republic, they used biblical principles as their guide and prayed often, so when any politician or activist decides they are going to throw away the principles of the Republic, the core, the Constitution, Federalism, the Supremacy Clause, all these things, they are throwing away our very identity, our very heritage.  When anyone tries to wipe out Christianity from America, remove any trace of the founding fathers, they are removing the very identity of America.   The immigration debate, all of it with Conservatives, including Evangelicals on the one side and Progressives and such on the other, so called Social Justice Warriors in government in the Churches fail to acknowledge that the Bible places restraints and boundaries, which our framers were very well aware of, hence us being a Republic, not a Democracy, which gives greater restraint, or is supposed to to government, and also in a sense to the people, so they don’t get into a great dependency on government, so they have minimal dependency on government and most of the charity and all that is left to community and faith institutions. The founders, framers understood you had to have clear boundaries in government, within government, between government and the people, hence the Second Amendment as George Washington pointed out:

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Does this mean we don’t have any laws at all? No, but the framers were aware that a government is made up of people and people can get power hungry, can start to see the populace as, the little people who know nothing and we need to control, and two ways to control is create lawlessness, including end all strong sense of faith and religion in the nation and second practically or actually destroy the 2nd Amendment.  If you an destroy the moral restraint on a society, and anything goes, and then take away the 2nd Amendment, you break down family, all things tradition and then take away arms, right o bear arms, you can then have a dictatorship, even one disguised as democracy.  Free will is a very important gift given to us, so the money, sex, the guns, the internet, none of that is the problem, it’s the flaws of human character that are the problem, and when you take away any all restraints nationally, personally, on all levels, when law and order internally or externally no longer matter, when borders no longer matter, moral, national ones of any kind, we no longer have a society that functions.  The founders, framers understood this, which is why when a lady told one of the framers how wonderful it was we had a Republic his response was “if you can keep it”.  He was skeptical that the Biblical and Christian principles, the Constitutional, Bill of Rights, Federalist Republic would withstand human corruption and judging from the level of sin and crap going on in the world, in our own nation, he wasn’t just whistling dixie as they say.  I hope and pray we can learn about those principles, about law and order, even natural moral law and get out nation, our world back on track, destroy all socialism, all those crappy isms.   This I hope and pray.

Amen

Why This Matters

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While I am not overly religious, though I do believe the study of Scripture, of the Bible as well as metaphysics from a philosophy and science viewpoint have a lot to teach, offer and I do accept Christ as the Messiah within my faith paradigm.  This matters because of the privilege of living in a Constitutional Democratic Republic with a Bill of Rights which included intertwined Freedom of Speech, Assembly and Religion.  Notice very carefully it does not say Freedom of Worship.  This matters, the semantics here matter, but why?  Freedom of Worship would have meant only freedom to worship within the walls of one’s church, temple etc…Freedom of Religion mans printing religious material, expressing in private and public the tenets of my faith, it’s a broader Constitutional right.  Our Founders were also clear that the government could not establish a government church the way England has done.  Within the Freedom of Religion, one still has to adhere to zoning and other laws, but what this protects is the broader right of conscience, so that no one is forced to violate their true religious conscience.  If one went into a business that was run by atheist and demanded services that were better suited to the Christian run business down the street or three blocks over, that atheist business owner has the right by his conscience to say, this Easter Display is not something we are comfortable doing, but the guy three blocks down, great guy, tell him I sent you, and to give you a good price.  Guess what the Constitution protects his right to do so so.  Some will interpret this to mean you should be a spiteful brat, or worse and just refuse service outright to anyone who is not of your faith etc…, NOOOOOOO, not the ethical thing to do, nor the right thing.  You have to be discerning, so is it right for Church of Satan to want to have a Mass on sacred Christian ground or in a Catholic venue, NO, that is not religious freedom, that’s just spite.  However, with this ruling, the venue, Christian venue has every right to say, NO, this is in violation of our faith principles, and we do not give a permit for this.  Atheist, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist have the right to say, I am not comfortable doing this job, taking on this project etc…and we have to respect that.  That is what living in a Constitutional Republic is about.

The Amusement of Oxymorons, Oy!

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Oxymorons are nothing new, we even have them in grammar and teachers had to correct students.  Remember the “not talking to nobody” thing, well if you’re not talking to nobody then you must be talking to somebody.  Politicians when they pass a Bill or are going to and tell you it’s sure to be great, but haven’t even looked it because it’s so monstrously long they can’t, won’t even understand what reading, when they tell you than, an oxymoron.  Recently there was a post of a supposedly huge anti Trump rally and it was a Socialist Democracy rally, and I had to scratch my head, as I thought of Venezuela and a few other places.  Why?

 F.A. Hayek wrote in The Road to Serfdom, “Democracy is essentially … a utilitarian device for safeguarding internal peace and individual freedom.” Essentially the principle of Democracy and a Democratic Republic is self governance to the best of one’s ability, taking responsibility for self (seems that has gotten lost in the world),  self-determination politically and  freedom of expression, without threatening or acting in violence please, thank you.  My earnings, my talents are my own to distribute as I see fit, not as the government sees fit.   My rights come not from government essentially, but from God, from my being a thinking etc… being capable of informing myself of all sides of the argument and making decisions. It is the principle that the private sector is to be encouraged to thrive and grow, yes ethically, with integrity, but never is government to be the largest employer, ever. Never to population to depend more on government for sustenance and daily bread as a whole than the private sector, than use of its’ own gifts and talents.  Charity, yes in truly dire cases where no other alternative exists, but that is a choice to be made and sustained by the individual, private sector and faith institutions, those cases should be vetted, with none dire cases, a program implemented to find out what their talents are and how to help them take on a second career path, stick to the development of that path, even if there are health and family issues that require lots of flexibility.  

In an article Sandy Ikeda points out the following:  What happens when you try to combine democracy with socialism?

Let’s say a socialist government has to choose between only two ends: greater income equality or greater racial justice. Even in this simple, two-alternative case, it has to define clearly what equality and justice mean in terms that everyone can agree on. What counts as income? What constitutes racial justice? What constitutes more equal income or justice? At what point has equality been achieved or justice served: perfect equality or perfect justice? If less than perfection, how much less? Seriously who decides what is perfect justice, perfect income equality etc.. and what about freedom of religious expression public and private, of speech, including the right to publicly call out politicos and their lackeys, religious leaders as crooks, heretics?  Try doing that in Venezuela and some other places, places that were Socialist or Communist and before you say they are not the same, just one shade away one from the other.  My mom lived through the Mussolini era of Fascism, and prior, so she knows what I mean. 

Government is meant to perform some very basic functions, but it is not meant to turn us into dependent children, victims, mindless bots, or to go the opposite of what JFK said in his speech “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” Smaller government means less bureaucracy, but also more focused government, stronger borders etc… Socialism is all about the collective, so the rights, earnings, blood and sweat, gifts, talents, hopes and dreams of the individual etc… don’t mean a damned thing in a Socialist system. It’s all about preserving the collective and if individual lives have to be sacrificed and truth, integrity also of the individual for the collective, so be it.  To plan such a massive collective economy you have to silence, squash the individual, their hopes, dreams, thriving and prosperity, religious liberty, have to.  That is where we are now, close to it in the USA and that is scary to see, the road we are going on.  In colleges there is no more debate, free thinking exchange of ideas, nowhere is there free exchange of ideas, even with my friend of over 30 years we have had some real knock out debates, but the friendship has endured, beautiful thing.  I hope we can make U Turn in this nation and fast.

PLEASE DO NOT EVER MAKE THE ERROR OF THIS OXYMORON OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM, NEVER!!!

Ideology is the Core Issue

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We keep hearing about the War on Terror, but what is the plan for war on radical ideology, and I am not talking general conservative political principles or holistic natural order of things Christian principles, I am talking about the war on Jihad Islam, on that mentality, on a religious ideology stuck in many centuries past and not in a good way?  Once there was a strong Judeo-Chritian presence to counter all this, but Christians aside from prayer warrior truly biblical perhaps orthodox Christians have diminished, allowed their influence to diminish replaced by humanism, us as the center of it all, me me me, what I want, feel have to have, and wrong idea of social justice, of equality.  How do we counter this nutty ideology that promises, truly or falsely if twisted to untruth regarding the faith, that you will get 72 virgins in heaven for Jihad?  Good question.

To begin with, you wake up to the fact that the world has a jihadi Islamic problem and the USA should be a beacon of countering this with the faith of its’ origins, which is tough when even the statue of George Washington is being removed from the church he worshiped at.  A solid strong Constitutional Federalist Capitalist America, and a strong prayerful conservative worldview, centered in holistic sacred scripture truth and being a beacon of this for the world is a start.  Of course we have to set our country back on track, includes education and academia which is quickly becoming communist, liberal progressive ideology or none accepted.  When you determine a counter-ideological strategy, for goodness sakes get very focused, coherent and long term plan with it.  Define clear political, social etc… goals, a clear long term 30 year plan, and then proceed efficiently.  Use voices affected by Jihad extremism, of that backward in time mentality to make the danger very clear and present.  Look at patterns of extremist violent groups and what had to happen for them to be squashed, greatly crippled for the long term until they died.  Have a strong family oriented society and such, as well as clear ways to assimilate those who come in.   There also has to be a clear goal of getting the Muslim world to separate politics from Islam, keep the two separate for a vibrant democratic republicanism and federalism.  We had a vibrant viable one ourselves in the USA with lots of vigorous debate on all sides, lots of critical thinking in schools and actual learning, but the PC Police have destroyed that as have the snowflake generation and messed up academia, which now considers having Shakespeare as part of the literature curriculum is too much “whiteness”.  We must clean up our act, get strong in our Federal Republicanism etc.. then we can set things straight in regards to Islamic Extremism.

For those who think Islam Extremism etc.. is new, think again.  As you can see our founding fathers had issues with Islam, most likely the literal jihad part, and that it was stuck in many centuries past. They are not the only ones.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_critics_of_Islam   A large part of the change in Islam has to come from leaders in the Middle East, their clerics, and Muslims themselves saying “NO, Not acceptable, this literal Jihad, not in our name ever!”  If and when that happens, real change can happen.  Some Middle East Leaders are working towards that and I hope they succeed, for their own people and the world.

Whose Responsibility, Risk and Reward?

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Two schools of thought, ideologies etc…Socialism and Capitalism.     This chart gives the differences in a very concise manner.  http://keydifferences.com/difference-between-capitalism-and-socialism.html

There are key differences, important ones being responsibility, spirituality, risk, reward ration, full realization of self, the basis or even incentive for that.  True capitalism, not crony, which is what we have had much of, but true capitalism and private community and faith based charity create an amazing society, world, but for that to happen some key elements have to be present at all levels of society.  First thing is a natural love of law and order, personal development, and of development of one’s talents, gifts, discovering what they are, a supportive law abiding community, and natural order family unit of great integrity to also show you that path and help you discover that.  A true capitalist society understands the value of individual, as well as collective contributions of gifts, talents whatever they are and even when life circumstances change, new or perhaps never before explored gifts are encouraged for continued self reliance etc… There is also in the USA, used to be a strong faith component that kicked you in the tukkus to strive for integrity etc…, not to say we are perfect and achieve it perfectly, but it was there, strongly, it mattered.  The government in a capitalist society, the education system is not the parent, is not the primary educator and shaper of worldview, rather the family and local community is.  When that is strong, solid with solid ethics, integrity, morals and thriving through true capitalism, when there is no crony capitalism, no corporate welfare, rather full range of risk and reward, everyone knowing there is no bailout, so make it work, do it right, no one is going to save your tukkus, stuff gets accomplished, innovation happens.  When government takes on a role of parent, nanny everything under the sun, and has constant bailouts for everyone, no one learns any lessons, no one develops thick skin, no one seeks to innovate.  Does that mean that government shouldn’t have some laws to keep law and order, all that jazz?  No, of course it should, but not to point of suffocating, stifling innovation.  A big part of life is this equation, not a comfortable one, but a necessary one, “risk and suck up risk if you want reward, potential reward, realize “buyer beware, if anything seems to awesome to be true, triple check it, likely is”  Life is about discovering what you and your gifts are made of, which means risk, reward, and potentially disappointment and heartache here and there.  That is what builds character.  It also forces you to learn to make decisions, to think through things critically not with emotions, or seeing boogeymen everywhere, but it teaches you to figure out how to discern things in life.  When government says “we will take care of everything, decide everything for you, guide every aspect of your life”, you are in serious trouble, for many generations to come. 

For there to be true freedom, you can’t have snowflakes in a society, a society full of them, the government micromanaging lives or society.  Human beings can not, must not be micromanaged.  Nations must as true to capitalism as possible, full risk and reward, yet community, locally and individually we should be able to constructively help those in need and those who did risk and lost in that process to rebuild.  That is true capitalism and a strong society, nation.

Conservative Is Now Criminal?

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We have entered dark dark dark days when our society glorifies in academia all things Alynsky, Chavez, Fidel Castro, Lenin, Stalin, Woodstock Free Love and Promiscuity, the LGBT lifestyle, along those lines of Philosophy, Worldview, Atheism, BLM, and determined that if you vote along the opposite of that, hold opposite truth, you are evil, a criminal in essence and if you live in NY, our very own governor has said there’s no room for you and CNN has said you are a racist. 

In their eyes I am a racist, but in my eyes I am a Conservative Catholic, authentic Conservative NON wonky, not warped Social Justice, authentic Conservative Catholic Christian.  Imperfect, fallen as we are all of humanity, but authentic Conservative Catholic Christian who would love to overhaul the entire Disability system, all of it, to truly reflect our being a Capitalist Constitutional Democratic Republic.  For some warped reason the Left has convinced the nation and our young people, so has academia that Conservative means racist, that Constitutional Originalist and Federalist Papers, Federalist Republic First Principles Capitalist Founders Worldview and Vision for the nation as such is racist, everything is racist, bigoted, and everything is painful and traumatic, poor snowflakes, even journalists have breakdowns on air on election night, this the point of pathetic we have gotten to.  What does Conservative represent, truly?  In the classical sense, it is really connected to the Judeo-Christian principle of Free Will.  It is the sense that God gave us free will, will to choose good or evil, and there are consequences to that. It is the sense that the government is not a nanny, a jailer, parent for life, just like a parent is not a parent for life, in that they must not micromanage your life if you are to truly become strong, resilient and self managing in your own life.  They must not nanny you to death, smother you to death, cradle you to death or you will not be strong, self sufficient and resilient.  They must not be too co-dependent on you, nor make you too dependent on them, same with spouses, not good.  Government is here only to be a steward of our rights and borders, to ensure that the Bill of Rights, the provisions of the Constitution, according to the Federalist Papers and a Capitalist Republic, based on the principles of morals and ethics put forth in the writings by the founders for a Godly people are safeguarded tot he best of its’ abilities, understanding of principles of natural law and transcendent moral order. It was understood that true conservative principles and liberalism in any classic sense could only happen in this way: securing the freedom of the individual by limiting the power of the government and ensuring the branches never overlap and the courts never become places for activism by any group or persons, ever!  Because the Left has pushed boundaries so far this has not been the case and so Conservatives have been forced to push back in courts right alongside them in terms of using the courts for activism, not by choice, but being pushed along that route by the ACLU and other Left Wing groups, and even the Obama administration that went after the Little Sisters of the Poor.  We need to understand what truly Liberal and Conservative are, and realize they are not criminal nor intolerant, but they do have a sense of natural law, natural moral law and order ingrained in them, national borders and laws that are not to be violated etc…

While I understand the radical KKK is not something anyone wants to be associated with, that is not representative of Conservatives, not of authentic Conservatism, nor is modern liberal progressive representative of true Liberalism or the LGBT community of the Civil Rights Movement, or MLK, nor is Planned Parenthood or abortion, none of it is.  Those who try to say otherwise are deceivers, despicable and are commuting the crime.  Those who are authentic Conservatives, authentic Conservative Catholic, authentic Liberal, Kudos and don’t allow the intolerant so called progressives to beat you down, or intimidate you, stand strong and stand tall.

Amen

Confederate Etc…Stay? Heck Yeah!

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The light shines within., going out in connection to the Divine Creator.

I have more than one family tree.  My tree consists of four grandparents and my parents were cousins.  My grandfather was on dad’s side though he was a model citizen here in the USA, was not so in the old country of Italy, oh no. His daughter, my aunt, many swore was Satan’s child, vindictive bitch sad to say.  Her brothers, not model citizens, except for my dad who couldn’t hurt a fly, break a law even if you twisted his arm, but RIP, was a bit of a wuss, never quite stood up to his kin, his sister, a bit too much of a mamma’s boy.  My mom’s dad, a bit of a temper on him, no saint, my mom’s brothers and sisters, all good souls, and her mom, and mom’s mom, model’s of charity and goodness. The family tree is not perfect, got some real blemishes I could tear up dad’s photos that I have in my wallet, could tear up all photos of me as a kid with Dad’s family, but I refuse.  I don’t have to like that there are all these blemishes, all these stains.  I can hate all of that, hate what any of them did in their life, and that’s fine, but what I must never do is erase evidence of their existence in my history, in my life because then I create a lie, a false life, a false narrative.  I won’t do that.  My mom was very much hurt by my dad leaving and by them in different ways, so she had done her best to erase them, pretend they never existed and I respect her right to do that, but she has also never been able to forgive, and it has hurt her, this inability to accept them as part of history, our history, this inability to forgive.  How does this influence my view on Confederate and Holocaust symbols etc…? It does so 100%.  

History must be told, preserved good bad and ugly, visibly so and conveyed from a human emotional and also purely factual intellectual point combined.  It must not be eradicated, wiped off the map pretending it never happened, it did.  What counts is that we stick to the facts, even within the emotional context of it all, and we learn greatly from it, that we come to a point of unity rather than greater division.  Tearing down history because one group is offended by it is not unifying at all, and they should understand that and find a way to come to terms with that history, still keeping its’ existence visible to all as a lesson in time.  Also, a good point was made in this article http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450500/destroying-confederate-statues-whats-end-point-washington-monument , the point being where does it end? Mike Huckabee brought out a good point about well if abortion clinic offend Christians, can we just go destroy them?  What if Conservatives feel offended by Roosevelt as the author of the New Deal and Progressivism?  Can we just to tear his statues down? Atheists hate God, Christ, Christianity, religion, so can they demand all faith symbols, all churches with crosses be torn down because crosses offend them?  Can Muslims make similar demands and start tearing stuff down?  This opens up the door to anarchy and it violates our Constitution.  Erasing history is not something the Feds or even state officials have the right or authority to do.  As much as I might not be thrilled with everyone in my family, their background, I don’t have the right to erase them from my family history or tree because like or not they are the family God gave me.  Does that mean I have to speak to them, hang out with them, be buddy buddy, no.  However, I don’t get to erase them from history, my history, not how it works, not how life works, or how history works.  Hitler, Tito, Stalin etc.. they did horrific things, but we must never forget them, those events and the horror of Communism, Socialism etc…, those symbols must be visible to all always and forever.  The same goes for our Confederacy and history of slavery, not pretty but it is our history, part of our fabric and must never be erased or buried, ever.  If it offends, sorry, tough, get therapy, create a successful life, show you are not a bitter, chip on your shoulder snowflake big baby!!! Don’t try to escape by erasing anything from history, or the public square!

Amen

 

Who Defines “Offensive and Hate”?

Letting Go Never Easy, But Necessary

Germany has just approved an online hate speech law, scary considering history in Europe and here in the USA.

Both continents have a scary history of government defining free speech, freedom of assembly, peaceful assembly etc… and it is not pretty.  Don’t get me wrong blocking highways etc.., clinics not okay because people can die, ambulances, people who are taking people to the hospital, doctors, nurses trying to get to work need to get to where they can save lives.  Blocking government building entrances, courthouse entrances, obstruction of justice, so do not approve and in those cases, yes the government needs to be firm and disperse that, move that out of those areas, pronto and firmly! However, when you have a law that is a general, or vague, or says that you can’t speak ill of a particular faith or group of people that have a particular lifestyle, such as the LGBT community because if you do wooo is you, huge problem.  You have in essence said certain groups have privilege over others, and no longer are you a democracy or even a democratic republic at that point.  You start to veer into being a dictatorship.  If speech is punished, what’s next?  Pastors in Europe are already under persecution for speaking the truth of the Gospel, how far will it go?  What is offensive to me, is not offensive to all, so the offense is my problem not everyone else’s and if I am such a friggin big baby and snowflake that I can’t handle some insults, even some punches against my faith, I am a sad sack of potatoes as they used to say.  Does that mean all speech is okay? No, and when severed heads of those in authority appear or images on T-shirts that they be shot appear, that is wrong, ethically, morally every which way.  Here is the problem, government being the solution.

It used to be that in schools, in churches, in the homes, there was a strong teaching of respect for authority and community was very strong, close knit community, family, civics taught in school from a true Classic Liberal Conservative Constitutional perspective of agree to disagree, reject the sin, but love the sinner, some of the things that make society positive.  When the church actually wasn’t trying to be of the world, hip and cool, they were, including the Roman Catholic Church a lighthouse to make clear moral boundaries, don’t give me the abuse thing, that is individuals and in every organization you have bad apples, but the teachings, the core of the teachings of the Magisterium and the core Teaching of the faith,  of the Judeo-Christian faith had value to a close knit, solid, family oriented society, and respect for authority.  Government can’t solve what ails us, it can’t eradicate the “failings” of our human nature, or any of that crap, so to have anyone think a government body or their laws can actually stop bullying, change patterns of behavior, mindset is beyond stupidity.  Only a deeply spiritual core and respect for authority, for law and order, for each person made in the image of God, a unique and special person, each of us seeing that in ourselves, loving ourselves in that respect, not narcissistic, but in Agape Love, same with others.  We don’t have to like everyone, so when Jesus says love the “enemy” he is not saying agree with and like everyone, but also don’t hate, don’t want revenge, don’t create situations where the government then feels it has to go all crazy and create crazy legislation because society is a bunch of big babies and snowflakes etc…, pray for others who are in a place of hate, anger, sinfulness etc…pray for them, the least we can do.   To have government try to legislate mindset and perfect behavior will have a chilling backlash and history shows us that.  May we never have to have hate speech laws or any such nonsense that will create potentially another World War.

Amen