Seriously, what is this country coming to?
A little while back, I was talking to my dad and he mentioned that he had an extra “Trump for President” yard sign, and asked if I wanted it. Needing an excuse to get him here (I hadn’t yet delivered his birthday present, which was overdue at that point) and preferring Donald to Hillary anyhow, I accepted.
When he got to our house, the first thing he did was put it in our front yard.
I really didn’t pay that much attention, but I did notice that 2-3 days later it was gone. Missing. Vanished.
Seriously, is this country now so polarized that the only acceptable response to someone putting up a yard sign is to STEAL it? Cue the violins, Nero has a solo coming up . . . .
First, let me share a paragraph that was in the email I got yesterday from US Senator Jerry Moran (KS).
“This week, an activist group from out of state pressured the local post office in Pittsburg to remove a patriotic banner – a sign raised by veterans and post office employees in response to the attacks of 9/11. The banner has been proudly displayed since Sept. 11, 2001. I commend the Pittsburg community for rejecting this decision and I stand with them. The Constitution guarantees a right to freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. This banner is an expression of faith and of love for country. Expressions of patriotism, faith, and community should be welcome in our society and I have contacted USPS officials to express my concerns about their decision and to request reconsideration. Since the local post office branch is unable to display the banner, I am proudly to displaying it at my own office in Pittsburg.”
Now, let me focus on one phrase in that paragraph – “The Constitution guarantees a right to freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.” There is just one small problem with that point of view – it has been used to totally invalidate “atheist” as a religious choice. If it was the official position of the government, it could be used to state that everyone MUST choose some acceptable religion, which then throws open the doors to government deciding what religions are valid and which are not. Of course, this would all be subject to the efforts of special interest groups and lobbyist organizations, and upstarts or independent churches would loose all claims.
THIS is why I have long advocated that a person’s individual religious beliefs should remain private, and should NEVER be given consideration when determining laws that oversee the fates of nations. A nation like the United States of America needs to embrace ALL of its citizens, including those who do not accept any religion as valid, or it cannot function as anything less than an emerging police state.
I was watching a documentary about the efforts by some scientists to look at the physical evidence and see if we need to reassess the timeline for earth-history. There were some pretty compelling clues pointing to a PARTIAL reassessment.
But, one professor that was interviewed was unabashedly pro-Bible as an authoritative source for historical information. He went so far as to state that the Bible has never been PROVED wrong about anything in mid-eastern history. *AHEM*
He did have one thing to say that inspired a light-bulb moment for me, though. He said that the end of the last ice-age was basically the beginning of the Book of Genesis, and that mankind had entirely grown from Adam & Eve’s children.
Well, everyone knows (or should) that the whole reason most of the world does not allow marriage between family closer than 2nd cousins is because we’re trying to avoid the negative side effects of inbreeding. My light-bulb moment?
That’s the whole reason humanity is so screwed up! We’re the product of inbreeding!
You may now return to your regularly scheduled day.
(kudos to my wife for sending this to me)
Ok, now admit it – you had to look 3 times to be sure you hadn’t mis-read the post title, because you thought you read “Hells Angels”. LOL!
Tao Te Ching – Stanza 57
Govern with integrity. Weapons of war may be used cleverly, but loyalty is only won by self-restraint.
How do I know the way things are? Thus:
The more prohibitions you make, the poorer people become.
The more weapons you deploy, the greater the chaos in your land.
The more information publicized, the stranger the world becomes.
The more laws that you make, the greater the number of criminals.
Therefore the Master says:
I do little, and the people seek good by themselves.
I seek peace, and the people take care of their own problems.
I do not meddle, and the people prosper.
I restrain my desires, and the people return to the Uncarved Block.