Written by: Rides A Pale Horse
“When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.”
Well, maybe not. Since I penned this rant 5 years ago things have obviously gotten worse so may I just add, we now have a president that rules by fiat, circumventing congress at will, “legislating” without regard to the will of the people, or maybe I have that wrong since he WAS re-elected, apparently, by the people that want free stuff and no longer have the will nor the inclination to provide for themselves and WILL vote in THEIR own interests ahead of the best interests of the country.
Since the election of 2008, we have seen a rise in racial discord, more black on white crime, intimidation at the polls, more cries of “racism” from both the spokesmen, (or should that be “spokespersons”?) for those minorities and the lapdog media that seems intent on encouraging the ever widening rift between the races and the violence that follows. Also in this group are the members of congress, black AND white, pandering to not just that constituency but to every person or group that feels victimized by those of us who DO have the best interest of the country at heart.
We have a “justice” dept. or one man in that dept. that refuses to pursue and in some cases drops charges against those of a certain hue because they are “his people”. We also have the same person refusing to co-operate with an ongoing investigation into a weapons supply scheme to drug cartels past our Southern border. And to make matters worse, we have a president that invokes executive privilege to protect that one man from the “racist” “witch hunt” perpetrated by those of us who do see the problems clearly.
But let’s examine the tyranny of not just the minorities but of the individual.
Those two men, (individuals) the president and the attorney general are charged with the protection and well being of ALL the citizens of the United States, not just a select group or groups based on their skin color. And they are failing miserably. (Or are they?)
I firmly believe that these individuals and others in our government have, by their example, emboldened not just minority groups, but now, individuals, to force their opinions and beliefs or non-beliefs as it were, on the rest of us, the majority. Many on the left can say or do anything they like, no matter how outrageous, without any fear of recrimination of any sort or reportage by a complicit dominant, liberal, establishment mass media.
“Political correctness” is defined as “the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense”. I have read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and can find nothing in either, that guarantees the right NOT to be offended. Some can and indeed do aggressively look for reasons to be offended and “victimized” by the alleged injustices and discrimination by we, the majority, who just want to live our lives without guilt for OUR beliefs.
Truth cannot be said in todays political environment without the truth sayers being slandered as racists, sexists, bigots, homophobes, islamophobes, or any other “phobes” that the offended can invent to suit their agenda of suppressing truth.
And the truth is that political correctness will be a determining factor in the downfall of this nation. If we, the majority don’t stand up and fight for our rights to state clearly the truth of our convictions then the nation will be shrouded in a fog of lies, deceptions and mis-direction that serves no one well except those who would control the narrative. Someone once said “control the language and you control the people”. No truer words have ever been spoken.
So we have been forced to accept mercury filled light bulbs, degenerate homosexual behavior, “green” energy alternatives, low flow toilets, smoking bans, soft drink bans, trans fat bans, salt bans, anti American screeds, flag burnings, assaults on long held beliefs, The Boy Scouts, The Girl Scouts, The Salvation Army and every other faith based organization, ever expanding debt, deficits, out of control spending and suppression of our God given rights to make our own damned decisions.
This country was founded on Judeo-Christian values and unfortunately, there are many who would turn their backs on that premise. This idea of the “separation of church and state” is ONLY referenced in an 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptist Association by then-president Thomas Jefferson in which he wrote:
“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.”
Nowhere in the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment do the words “separation of church and state” appear. Or anywhere else in the founding documents for that matter.
It is only through activist judges and the bastardization of our language that “separation of church and state” has become the language by which some view all religious or spiritual activity. It is invisible to anyone who can actually read the written word but according to the left it’s there, you’re just not smart enough to see it. Come over to our side and we’ll give you the decoder ring that shows you RIGHT where it is.
This whole addendum to my original rant is the result of the story of yet another attack on we, the majority, by just ONE person who disagrees with just one phrase in a stage adaptation of the 1965 childrens story “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown, to be performed at a private church, at which, attendance was VOLUNTARY. Imagine if you will, being the person that has to tell the kids that worked so hard to perform a perfectly innocent play about CHRISTmas, that because of one person, one Grinch, that they would be offending this person and so, cannot.
Were it me in that position, I would tell that person and all the organizations she has aligned herself with to respectfully SHOVE IT. Sue me. I just don’t give a damn anymore. You are NOT going to just ride roughshod over MY right to free expression because a word “offends” YOU. Tough shit. The First Amendment applies to me as well and I’m going to fight you with every fiber of my being. I’ve put up with enough of your crap over the years and it’s going to stop HERE. Period. Enough is enough and you have overstepped your bounds and it is going to stop NOW. So go home, take your “feelings” with you and your anti-Christian cohorts can sit around and bitch to each other about how “unfair” the world is to you. Live with it. Accept it. Practice the “tolerance” you so hypocritically preach and stay the Hell out of my life and the lives of those who don’t or won’t surrender to your degenerate way of thinking. But if you choose not to honor my position, come ahead with your lawyers and Gestapo to shut down our production but be prepared for battle. The children and I will not go quietly.
In other words, leave Charlie Brown, the kids AND me alone.
Yet another attack of many lately on not just Christmas but, I believe, an attack on Christianity itself. We have seen far too many instances of this intolerant attitude by the left against Christians and it is time to stand up and fight and I believe that our rallying cry should be:
“It’s CHRISTmas Charlie Brown!”