This week I’ve been plagued by a bout of literary ADD. There is so much going on in the world, I cannot possibly focus on one topic. From same-sex marriage to Detroit’s new emergency manager, my mind is swimming with thoughts and opinions. I’m not sure I can go on for 800 words. Or perhaps it’s simply because these topics, for me, can so clearly be summed up with Twitter-like capability.
On Dr. Ben Carson:
I think I may be the only conservative completely disinterested in Dr. Carson running for Senate in Michigan. He was born here. He went to med school at U of M. And then he moved away. Why not run in the state you actually LIVE in instead of moving to a state for political gain? Why not let Michigan chose a candidate that actually represents our state and its needs? Not to mention his comments to Glenn Beck regarding gun ownership:
It depends on where you live. I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I’m afraid that that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it.” However, if you live “out in the country somewhere by yourself” and want to own a semi-automatic weapon, he added, “I’ve no problem with that.
It’s a damn good thing Ted Kaczynski lived in the middle of nowhere!
On same-sex marriage:
I just plain don’t care. The government will do what it wants to do. My concern is with the church. I’ve grown weary of the “lets blame Christians for this” line of thinking. The Bible is clear. I’m sorry if that doesn’t match your worldview. If you don’t want to practice what the Bible preaches, take it up with God. But quit blaming various churches and pastors for it. And don’t expect or demand a church perform weddings. As I stated on a friend’s Facebook page, “A government issue is not a church issue. Nor should it be. I wouldn’t have a kegger at the Mormon Church. I wouldn’t have a hog roast at a Mosque. It’s a safe bet there won’t be gay marriages in a Catholic Church. Doesn’t make it right, doesn’t make it wrong. It makes it their belief. I’m thankful to live in a place where that is possible.”
On Mark Kelly:
Your dog has killed more baby seals than the AK in our gun cabinet.
On Detroit’s new emergency manager:
Detroit has a $327 million budget deficit and $14 billion in debt. Yes, that’s “b” as in BILLION. As in about $20,000 of debt per resident. Wide swaths of Detroit are without basic city services like lighting. It’s scary enough walking down certain streets at night. Imagine doing it without working streetlights. The city has been plunged into debt for various reasons and all of them come down to a couple of things. Mismanagement and corruption. (Thanks for your contribution, Kwame). Instead of vilifying Kevyn Orr, perhaps what’s left of the city’s leaders could get behind him. Try working with him. Whatever it was you have been doing IS NOT WORKING. And Jesse Jackson, just go home. Take your professional protesters somewhere else. Maybe they can help your son pack for prison.
On Ryan Rotela:
I refuse to make this about the idiot “professor.” I refuse to give the university in question one iota of recognition. However, I will applaud Mr. Rotela. It’s seems like a rarity, but there are great young adults out there. Ryan has a moral code that rivals anyone I know. Could you stand up to your boss or a friend under pressure of doing what you’re told or doing what everyone else is doing? Would you deny Christ if it meant keeping your job? Would you stomp on Jesus if everyone else did? Or would you have the courage, the faith, and the conviction to say, “No”? Well done, Ryan!
Perhaps next week I’ll settle in on one topic. Depending on the outcome Friday night, it just might be an invite to a protest at Duke University! Maybe Jesse Jackson isn’t busy.