It’s my contention that much of what comes out of Washington is nonsense and then it’s disseminated to the rest of the country…and sometimes to the rest of the world. An example of that would be when the so-called leader of the free world goes on national television and says that he has no strategy to combat terrorists…or when he calls those terrorists a junior varsity(JV) team and then in a later interview says they are a potent threat, or words to that effect.
How about needing a special permit to utter something, on a college campus? Not only do you need a special permit, but you can only do it in certain places at certain times! When did we deep-six the United States Constitution? When did freedom of speech fall into the hands of people who don’t believe in it? Oh sure, you still cannot shout “fire” in a theater and that sort of thing, but having an open discussion, or a difference of opinion in a place where the ideas should be flowing like a river, and to be punished for it?
The American flag, a symbol of what this country stands for, or used to, can now be prohibited from flying. As memory serves me, no flag flies above ours, at least in this country…but it’s been done. The flag has been ordered to be taken down from apartments where it was displayed in the windows. It has been ordered to be removed from the bed of pickup trucks where it was flying high. Any representation of it, in certain places, cannot be worn to schools, work, or protests, lest it offend someone. In most of the cases of offending someone it’s either Muslims or atheists.
Muslims and atheists…now there’s a combination for you. The former believes that unless you believe like they do 100%, you’re going to be killed. The latter, the atheists, who don’t believe in any religion, might be their first target…but then, I could be wrong on that. Maybe Christians and Jews, regardless of whether they were atheists or not. Freedom of religion in the United States means just that, but it doesn’t mean that one religion (or in this case a cult) shall force everyone else to kowtow to them, or die.
Muslims, it seems, are offended by just about anything…if the sun comes up in the morning, or if it’s a starry night, I’m sure that would be offensive to some of them. Why, if they despise everything that we stand for, don’t they all find a perfect home in one of the Islamic-controlled countries? Oh, that’s right, they want to dominate the world. It’s their way or the highway…if you live to make it to the highway.
Our Constitution, like most brilliantly-conceived pieces, has amendments to it. These amendments come about because society changes and we have to change with it.
We tried prohibition of liquor, but that didn’t work, so it was repealed. We had an age limit for voting, for entry into the armed forces, and some states wanted different ages for that, so there was a change. The founding fathers, in their wisdom, devised a three legged government, with each leg having equal powers so that we wouldn’t wind up under a dictator or a king. Of course, that was dependent upon each branch doing their proper thing. As you well know, the Congress has had its spine and testicles surgically removed by the occupant of the White House and the Supreme Court has also fallen under the spell of the Svengali-like character in the Oval Office.
America, once the shining city on the hill, as described by an actor-turned-politician, has become the shanty in old shanty town. We have almost more people dependent on the government for some sort of subsistence, than are working. There are a huge number of people who have simply quit looking for work and accepted the handouts the government is more than willing to give. Government, as practiced by this administration, is determined to have as many people dependent on it as possible because dependence equals subservience. The government is the plantation of the time before the war between the states, and the recipients of government largesse are the field hands working (or in this case not working) to keep the plantation going.
Education in this country is a joke…and not a funny one at that. There are a few people on TV, that go around asking basic questions about America…how it’s governed, what laws are being proposed, who’s this person (being shown a picture) and the results are appalling. The ignorance and apathy displayed should make anyone that cares about this country cringe and want to shake these young people (and some old ones too) and find out why they are the way they are…but we know, don’t we? In the 1960’s it was the norm to treat small children as if they were adults, to allow them this and that, some sort of laissez-faire, which is part of a larger French phrase and literally translates to “let (it/them) do”, but in this context usually means to “let go”. We are reaping that whirlwind now that we sowed back then.
Speaking of France, and the horror that took place…goodnight, Paris. Will the last Frenchman to leave Paris please turn out the lights.