Thoughts on the Charlotteville White Supremacist March

There are no good Nazis, there are no good white supremacists, and there are no good racist bigots, alt right or whatever name people want to call them. Period! This ideology should not be embraced in any way or to any measure. Having said that, these people as Americans are assured the same rights as every other American. The first amendment applies to them also. They have the right to hold the awful positions that they do, no matter how despicable or heinous. When they do hold their rallies, they deserve the same protections as any of those people who march in support of more noble causes, or the other groups deemed more legitimate by the thought police.  They went through the legal process, got the necessary permits to hold their protest, and had the right to conduct their March free of threats of violence.  These people may be vile human beings because of the positions that they hold, but the people who would use intimidation and acts of violence to disrupt their constitutional right to petition their government are just as vile. There is no inherent right to “punch a Nazi” as many of them claim or declare on their T-shirts, and President Trump was right to call them out on it. One area to disagree with the President on is his statement that there were “fine” people on “both sides” because some of the protesters were just there to protest the removal of the statues. Though that in itself is true, that not because people are against the removal of the confederate statute does it mean they are racist, that march clearly was a white supremacist protest. That was a march with some terrible people on both sides. One person even died because one white supremacists allegedly drove his car into a crowd of people. The President’s statement Monday was the correct one. We know that President Trump often shoots from the hip, and he says some foolish things at times. No excuses for him here, but his supporters reject the notion that he is a racist. The man’s entire life is what they use to judge whether he is a racist or not. Like every white male, he’s no doubt been accused of being a racist, but there is nothing in his life over the course of many years that shows he has ever held ill will or given favor to people because of the color of their ski, in fact; his life is an example of the opposite.  Despite what happened on Saturday, the so-called ANTIFA movement, whose tactics by definition are very fascistic, are a bigger threat to this country than white supremacist marching in the streets.

One of the worst things that anyone could be labelled in America is to be called a racist. It is a career ender. Being called a racist in this country leads to being ostracized, once one is successfully labelled a racist. It is something from which it is hard to recover if you are a conservative or Republican. As a black leftist, or white liberal one can get away with it a lot easier, but the term racist has been weaponized by the left and the Democrat Party, and it is used over and over in a relentless attempt to make it stick on those with whom they disagree.  The KKK, Neo-Nazis, Alt-right and others who were a part of the protest on Saturday are deserving of the scorn that they incur because of what they stand for, but they had permission to be there and the ANTIFA protesters did not. It does not matter how much one disagrees with the positions the racists hold. All decent reasonable people would disagree with them. The positions of the protestors who were legally there to hold their march does not give license to the anyone to  stoke the violence, and be absolved from any blame as the situation descends into full scale chaos, and people get seriously injured, or die.  The ANTIFA protestors are not heroes as the race baiter Eric Dyson declares. They are not freedom fighters. These people are hooligans of the highest order, and they deserve to be called out on it, just as the President did. President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong in his initial condemnation of the violence when he condemned all sides who were involved. The ANTIFA protestors are engaged in dangerous behavior, but because they portray themselves as being against white supremacy they are given a free pass for their behavior. Comparing them to American Soldiers who fought on the battlefields against Hitler’s army is a travesty. These are violent thugs who attack people because they disagree with them.

Whereas groups like the KKK, the Neo-Nazis, and others have no real influence in America and continue to be condemned, ostracized and repudiated by most Americans because of the stigma that is attached to racism, dangerous groups like the ANTIFA movement receive glowing praise. The KKK and the Neo-Nazis pose no threat to American Democracy compared to groups like ANTIFA. The ANTIFA movement is the real threat. Their classically fascist tactics are excused because they embrace all of the approved radical leftist causes. They oppose free speech and the freedom of religion, they are anti-capitalist, they are for the redistribution of wealth and social engineering. They claim to battle racism, sexism, misogyny, islamophobia, homophobia and many more imagined ills in our society. In the meanwhile they are tolerant of racism when it is exercised by those with whom they agree, not only is it tolerated, but they give the proponents a platform to display the bigotry. They put men like Al Sharpton on a pedestal. They are not vocal when the most blatant acts of racism are committed by black people against white people. They embrace Movements like the Black Lives Matter, and when white leftist spew their bile against black conservatives they are silent. They have no problem denigrating women who do not subscribe to leftist ideology, or denigrating the handful of gay people who reject their dogma. They are silent when the Black Lives Matter wreak havoc in the streets. They then go on to lecture us about civility. They pretend to know what’s in people’s hearts while ignoring blatant acts of racism and intolerance. These people are dangerous, and they must not be allowed to get away with their sheer intolerance, and their violence, even in the face of a complicit media.

Please do not be cowered by these bullies who seek to destroy the fabric of our democracy. Do not be intimidated or silenced by them. If Americans do not actively engage these radical hoodlums, we will rue the day that they find themselves in power with the ability to carry out their agenda to completion. The people who organized the March of Friday deserve to be called out for their role in the violence, but it is the ANTIFA movement that deserves the bulk of our scorn. President Donald Trump was right to call them out. These people do not have the royal high ground!

The Party of Tolerance and the Sacrament of Abortion

The new Democrat Party Chairman who loves to spit out expletives while addressing enthusiastic supporters, recently made it clear that the Democrat Party has no room for pro-life candidates. For those of you who did not get the memo, the Democrat Party is the defender of the down trodden and the party of tolerance, the party with the hyuuuge, wide open tent where everyone is welcome. They however hold the righteous position that in order to represent the party one has to support taking the life of infants developing in a woman’s womb. This is all in support of their pro-women agenda you see. Of course the girl children who can do absolutely nothing about the way that nature has designed for them to enter the world do not matter. As long as these little girls are still in the mother’s womb their lives which are totally dependent on these women for their survival can be callously snuffed out in solidarity to the Democrat Party sacrament of “choice.” Yes folks, this is the Party of tolerance. They have made it clear that every candidate must pledge their allegiance to the party’s dogma, and support the sacrament of abortion in order to prove they are good Democrats. They can’t afford to have any extremist candidate in their party who thinks that simply because nature made women the vessel through which life is birthed into the world, that that gives them the right to arbitrarily destroy the lives that develop in them. That is heresy! It is telling a woman “what to do with her own body.” To hell with the tiny body that is developing in her body. Anyone who thinks that this is wrong by default hates women, and cannot be a part of the party of tolerance, more so run as a candidate. That person deserves to be ostracized for holding such fanatical views, and must not be given a platform in the party of tolerance.

This is how Mr. Perez framed his party’s stance recently: Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health. That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state. At a time when women’s rights are under assault from the White House, the Republican Congress, and in states across the country,” he added, “we must speak up for this principle as loudly as ever, and with one voice. Observe how he frames it in the veneer of soft language that makes it more palatable to the listener’s senses. Who could oppose women making choices about their own bodies right? When put over that way, of course it makes sense. In that context it is indeed a principled stance. Throw in a good dose of demagoguery about women’s rights being under assault all over the country, and the conversation is over; no need to enter the arena where ideas do battle in that scenario. When the argument is postulated simply as choice, there is then no need to discuss the barbaric act of snuffing out the life of literally the most vulnerable beings, who, for their survival, are completely dependent on the women who bear them. Mr. Perez and the party of tolerance has no interest in a conversation that goes deeper than the surface on this issue. He made it very clear exactly where his party stands on this very important subject.

In an attempt to pull back on the controversial statement made by the chairman of the party of tolerance, Campaign Chief, Representative Ben Ray Lujan said that “There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates.” A New York Times editorial offered a swift rebuttal to the Campaign Chief and in a column by Lindy West entitled “Of course There Should Be a Litmus Test for Democrats,”  she declared that “Abortion is normal. Abortion is common, necessary and happening every day across party lines, economic lines and religious lines…abortion is not particularly controversial.” The columnist further advised “Come on, Democrats. Be something. Unite and move left. The center will follow or lose.”  Former Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean says that he will not donate to the committee if the party of tolerance funds any pro-life candidate. Despite the Campaign Chief’s declaration that there is no litmus test for candidates, there are serious rumblings in the party of tolerance, and some of the top movers and shakers are not pleased with the idea of providing a platform for pro-lifers in the party. They see an opportunity to really define themselves (not just as the part of tolerance) as the party of “choice.”

As the country battles for its soul, and the left and the Democrat Party becomes more and more unabashed in their depravity, no one should be embarrassed about a pro-life stance. You have nothing to be ashamed of, in fact; understand that you are on the right side of this issue. The reason that the party of tolerance, and the left in general must use euphemisms such as prochoice, a woman’s right to choose, a woman’s reproductive health, a woman’s right to control her own body, when discussing the savage, brutal and one of the most unnatural acts imaginable in nature; it is to soften the blow to and assuage their conscience. By using these terms they hope to somehow mollify that pesky voice that continues to badger them, telling them that it is wrong despite their best efforts to silence that voice. It is an act so heinous, that those who advocate for it must distract attention from the act itself, and change the topic into a discussion about women’s health, or any of the other euphemisms that they use. Let the party of tolerance embrace their radical agenda. Remember it is they who wish to change the country by trampling the values, institutions and traditions on which it was built.  This is just another frontier in the ongoing battle for the soul of the county. Be respectful, be compassionate, be empathetic, be willing to listen, but more than anything, be willing to stand for what you believe in and for what is right.

Chaos in the White House and a Rudderless Republican Party

It’s been difficult to look at, but one has to admit that about a week ago, both the Trump White house, and the Republican Party was looking like they were in total disarray. Sure, some measure of it is because of the efforts to undermine the administration. That is a given! President Obama faced nothing like this. His agenda was vigorously opposed, but there was nothing like what we are witnessing with Trump. Despite that fact though, so much of what we see going on is no doubt self-inflicted. With the infighting that we saw going on, the words of an old parable that Jesus gave, that a house divided cannot stand comes to mind. To describe the flow of unauthorized information coming out of the White House as leaks seem like a gross understatement of what is occurring. What is happening with privileged information coming out seems more like a faucet that is turned on to full capacity in the disclosure of this privileged information. President Trump appointed a man as his communications Director who did not seem to understand that a main function of his job is to present the White house in a favorable light. Instead, in a vulgar tirade that is more worthy of a street hoodlum trying to make a point with his boys the only way he knows how to, Mr. Scaramucci called on a reporter, as the Presidents Communications Director, a representative of the United States government, to engage in foul mouthed diatribe that one certainly would not expect coming from a White House Communications representative more so the director.

Even if you are a supporter of Trump you have to wonder what the heck is going on with all of these gaffes. On top of all of that the President was publicly trying to shame his attorney General who is zealously enacting his agenda. Trump is blaming Sessions for something that numerous people have pointed out is Trumps own fault. In true Trumpian fashion, he refuses to listen to anyone who tells him that attacking the man who has been his most loyal supporter, and who endured the Democrat gauntlet of attempted character assassination, insults and abuse, is not a good idea. We will see if he lets up or continues to attack this man who has been behind him almost every step of the way. We know that Trump is a different kind of animal, and he likes to go against convention, but what we have witnessed in the last week seems more like chaos that an unorthodox approach to doing business.

Since the chaos of the last week The President seems to be making an attempt to right the ship, by hiring Lieutenant General Ret. John Kelly to bring some discipline to the White House after the resignation of former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, in addition; earlier on today we saw Scaramucci rightfully tender his resignation as Chief Communications Director. Let’s hope this is the beginning of a more focused, disciplined and on target team working together with the President to communicate, and advance the President’s agenda.

On the other end, the Republican Party seems intent on committing Hari Kiri as they demonstrate that they are incapable of communicating their message in a cogent manner, and explaining why their agenda is better for most citizens. As the Democratic Party becomes more socialist, more statist, and unabashedly demagogic; the Republicans still find it difficult to positively contrast themselves with this party that embraces so many destructive policies, and embraces such an ugly approach to politics. It is now also abundantly clear that the Republican Party who never worked on a Replacement Obamacare bill for the entire eight years that they were out of the White House only opposed Obama care as a show. It is evident that everything they did was simply a play to the gallery. Grand standing if you will! It is absolutely amazing to watch. No wonder so many people have absolutely no faith in the system, and they choose to not get involved, or get worked up about the daily posturings that happen every day in Washington. And that’s all it is, isn’t it? Posturing! There is no reason that these people shouldn’t have had a bill ready to pass after spending the last seven years talking about how bad Obama care was,. The Democrats, despite what one may think about them, never break ranks. They are always united and ready to move forward with their agenda no matter how destructive it may be.

After pursuing their health care goals for the last hundred years or so, when they got their opportunity to enact it they were ready to jump on it. Except for having to convince a few of their colleagues who had some reservations about the bill, there were no real hiccups to overcome for them. When people started exposing flaws in the bill they simply put it as a PDF file on the Government website so that no one could conduct detailed searches without tediously trying to decipher all of the information every time, that way  the bill escaped a lot of the scrutiny that many ordinary citizens would have otherwise given it. When one Democrat Senator objected to abortion provisions in the bill, he was simply promised that no money would go to abortion, then President Obama quickly broke that promise when the bill was passed. Who can forget Nancy Pelosi who famously said “you have to pass the bill to know what’s in it.” Republicans do not possess that same dogged will to move their agenda forward that that the Democrat Party possesses. The Democrats are relentless. They think long term. Republicans on the other hand want to be liked, they do not want to be accused of not caring for the poor, being racist, hating women and children, so they get caught up in trying to show that they are none of those things, because it is the tactic that the Democrats use every single time, and it works.

There is no excuse for failing to pass the legislation that was one of the pivotal reasons for their success at the polls since 2010. Even if it was just a handful of Senators who ended up dooming the bill, it is still inexcusable. They reason they fail is because they lack of foresight. Good planning would have allowed them to know what obstacles they needed to overcome to get their repeal bill passed, and work with their members ahead of time to find something that works. It is almost like they do not know what to do with their success, and they are trying to prove the accepted notion that the ruling party almost always loses in the mid-terms is true.  Unless something drastic happens in the next sixteen months, or the Democratic Party self-destructs (and that is always a possibility), the Republicans look like they are on their way to a colossal defeat. If that happens this could be defined as the classic case of snatching defeat out of the hands of victory, because not only are they failing in their attempt to pass health care reform, but they are hopelessly stuck, and can’t seem to move their legislative agenda forward. Wow!

Everybody knows what they will get with the Democrats. They will propose more spending to give people more stuff, they will continue in their quest to get more people dependent on the government in order to gain more, and more control in the lives of people while at the same time securing the votes of these people. They will continue to push the idea that despite over two hundred years of American history showing the opposite, that people can’t make it on their own, and they need the Government to take care of them. They will continue to race bait, cause discontent between the rich and the poor, push the narrative that the police are against black people, and push the grievance culture,  they will  continue their assault on the first amendment, the second amendment and block judges who do not believe that “the constitution is a  living breathing document.” They will call anyone who objects to their social engineering bigots, and push their demagoguery at every opportunity they get. That is their modus operandi.

It is a testament to how absolutely sad, incompetent, badly flawed and worthless the Republican Party is. It is absolutely astounding that in spite of all these negatives, there is a good chance that the people will chose the Democrat Party in 2018. How bankrupt is the Republican Party that in this environment they stand to lose their majority without accomplishing anything significant. Countering the destructive policies of the Democratic Party should be as easy as picking fruit from a tree with the fruit hanging at waist level, but even that is too difficult for a Republican Party that is lacking in courage and real leadership. They are incapable of making hard decisions and showing real leadership.

It is still early in the game, but things do not look good for the Republican Party in 2018. They have only themselves to blame if things fall apart. Grab the popcorn. It’s about to get even more interesting.

Memories of a Rodeo Clown

Does anyone remember the rodeo clown who dressed up like President Obama back in 2011 at the Wisconsin State fare? The clown had dressed up like other Presidents in the past, and made fun of them also,   this case was different though.  The clown who had no idea that the America of President Barrack Obama did not allow such sacrilege was about to find out what it was like to blaspheme the holy one of America. After committing his act of blasphemy, he would find out that that his sin was punishable by the powerful guardians of his holiness Barrack. How dare this, this…this…this rodeo clown think that he could make fun of…sound the trumpet…the first black President of the United States (feel the tingle run down the spine as one says those precious words).  Such acts were forbidden, but this rodeo clown never got the message, though the sacred proclamation had gone out several times before in the media and elsewhere; he never got the memo. One Obama disciple exclaimed that it was “like some kind of Klan rally you’d see on TV.” Another disciple said “It wasn’t clean; it wasn’t fun. It was awful; it was sickening. It was racist.” The response to the clown’s transgression was swift, the punishment severe. It did not matter that similar depictions of past Presidents had been done before. That is free speech doggone it! When a rodeo clown takes it upon himself to do the same act, in the same spirit of fun that it was done in the past, but this time with the black guy sitting in the white house;  that is racism. There are no excuses. He ought to have known better.  It is self-evident as the sun rising in the east. You do not make fun of the black President.

The media had a field day following the incident. CNN doing what they do best (bringing us the news that matter), treated the story like the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 attacks against the twin towers in New York City. For the next week they pushed the story, lamenting, complaining, and questioning what a horrible, awful, evil, racist country the United States is. They had guests aplenty who gave credence to the idea that this otherwise unknown rodeo clown who had performed the same act before was a scourge to society, and that he needed to be forever banished from the shores of the United States to an uninhabited unknown planet outside our galaxy. For his sins this previously unknown rodeo clown, who (just in case you missed it) had done the same act before with other sitting Presidents was banned for life from participating in the Missouri State fair. He begged for forgiveness, but there would be no redemption. This was the political equivalent of the unforgivable sin. He would not, could not be redeemed! The president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association resigned, and according to reports had his life threatened for being the enabler of the transgressor clown. He was bombarded from every direction by those who disapproved of his actions. The man was in such a state of panic that he thought he would lose his job as Superintendent of the school district where he worked. His lawyer said “he’s shaking like a small dog passing razor blades.”  According to CNN, the Missouri State Fair Commission said that “before it will consider contracting with the association again, “they must provide evidence to the director of the Missouri State Fair that they have proof that all officials and subcontractors of the MRCA have successfully participated in sensitivity training.” Yes folks, you read that right, sensitivity training, or as they called it in the former Soviet Union when people dared to challenge the authority, re-education camp.  This is what happened a long time ago in America’s history…oh no wait a minute, this is just a few years ago during the reign of Barrack The First, also known as Barack The great, also known as THE MOHSSST DISS-REE-SPECKTED PRESIDENT EVVAH! Even more disrespected than George W. Bush by the way, for anyone interested, famously known as the dumb President, but let us not digress any further.

Fast forward just a few months after the reign of the great one. When a rapper says to the sitting President: “you’d better shut your mouth before I pimp your wife” the reaction is quite different. When a State lawmaker says that the President is guaranteed to not serve out his full term, especially if the lawmaker gets near him, the response is, meh no big deal! When 67 congressmen boycotted the inauguration of the President, he brought it on himself. When popular celebrities talk about thoughts of blowing up the white house, who cares, these people don’t matter. When celebrities threaten to beat the sitting President with a baseball bat, and a couple more portray themselves doing violence to the President in their music videos and plays, and another one talks about suffocating him with a pillow, that is all free speech. Well we understand. This is all acceptable behavior because the guy in the white house is not a Democrat right? This automatically makes the behavior acceptable. Second, he is not black and most important of all he is an old white male. He is from that one demographic that Americans can say anything about, no matter how despicable. He deserves the treatment that he is getting, after all; in the eyes of his detractors, he is just a rodeo clown.

The Trump Agenda and Opposition to It

Hopefully Donald Trump finds success during his tenure as President of the United State. When the raw emotion that fuels the attacks against him are set aside for just a moment, and people consider many of his agenda items; these things make sense. Fixing the problem with illegal immigration makes sense. Just on a side note, many people have been pointed out that there is no such thing as illegal immigration. There is immigration and there is the issue of people living in the country illegal. These people are illegal aliens. They are not immigrants. Immigration involves a process that they have not gone through. They do not have a legitimate claim to be in the country. Many of these people are decent human beings who are here simply searching for a better life for themselves and their families and made the desperate the decision to overstay their visits here, or enter the country illegally disobeying the country’s laws. There are legitimate arguments about what to do with the people who have been here for such a long time, have families here and there entire life is centered here in the United States. That has to be worked out, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to put an end to the flow of people coming into the country illegally, and questioning what the social and economic consequences of doing nothing is going to be. President Trump is the first United States President to seriously confront this issue in decades and most Americans agree with him on that. Hopefully he can overcome the hurdles to fixing this problem and find a solution to the problem once and for all.

Income tax and healthcare reform are other issue that has to be addressed. They are the problems that every incoming administration must confront and in that regard Trump is no different. Obamacare in particular has proven to be a disaster and many of the gloomy predictions made about it have come true. The price of insurance has skyrocketed, the cost of deductibles is through the roof, people cannot buy the plans that they want, and they have to purchase what the government says they must. Most of the insurance companies have left the exchanges, reducing competition which in turn drives up prices and all indications are that Obamacare will continue spiraling out of control. Many Republicans and conservative pundits say that Obamacare was purposely designed to fail because Democrats have always wanted single payer and they want to be able to show that nothing else has worked before openly calling for single payer. President Obama himself has stated that single payer is his ultimate goal. Many other Democrats have uttered the same sentiment. One thing everybody agrees on is that healthcare has to be fixed.

Trump is implementing or attempting to implement many of the things that he ran on, many of them a lot of the country does not agree on and that is the way it is supposed to be, but elections have consequences. The person and the Party in power gets to the one implementing policy.  His energy policy, his attempt to deconstruct  the administrative state, his stance on the climate change agreement, his attempt to roll back regulations on business, and appoint originalists to the Supreme Court are all policies that face stiff opposition, and that is the way it should be. People do not have to like or agree with the President. What they have to do is make their arguments in the public square and convince people that their ideas are better. That is the way a Republic works. The Republicans fiercely opposed Obama because the two Parties have drastically different visions for fixing the countries problems, but they did not obstruct confirmation of the President’s cabinet picks, they did not obstruct his Supreme Court Nominees, they funded Obamacare though they possessed “the power of the purse.” They did nothing to undo Obama’s unilateral move on immigration when implemented DACA, infuriating their base along the way.

What we are seeing in the attempt to stop Trump though is something the likes of which we have not seen before (at least not to this extent). From the unprecedented number of leaks coming out of the White House and other agencies to Democrats opposition, obstructionism and delaying tactics confirming the President’s cabinet picks, the reaction to Trump has been picks unhinged and absolutely crazy.  We have seen riots in the streets, and university campuses, the destruction of property, violence against, Trump supporters, inauguration protests, the refusal of Senators to attend the inauguration, violence against Congressmen, and many other reactions that we have not seen in response to any other President.  Hollywood, Academia and the Media are united in their opposition to the President and they are working tooth and nail to undermine him. Presidents have been assassinated in the past and attempts have been made on the lives of other. The loss of life is the ultimate price that one pays in service to the country but in terms of the ongoing effort to unravel an administration, this is unprecedented.

Despite all of this though, Trumps base is strong, they are loyal and the reaction crazy behavior of the media, the Democrats and others only serves to strengthen their resolve to support this President. Trump though may be his own worst foe. His erratic behavior feeds the opposition, and his insistence using twitter to settle petty scores instead of using it to communicate his agenda maybe his downfall. At times he seems to speak without any thought whatsoever for what he is saying adding more fuel to his opposition’s fire. As one of his staunchest supporters pointed out the only reason that there is even a special counsel prolonging the Russian farce now is because Trump told a reporter that that he fired FBI Director James Comey over his handling of the Russian investigation. Trump now seems to be turning on Attorney General Jeff Sessions-one of his earliest and most loyal supporters-because of Session’s decision to recuse himself from the Russian investigation. Session’s recusal though would have meant nothing if Trump was not shooting off at the hip with Lester Holt during his interview. In that sense Trump is responsible for this conundrum he now finds himself in, not Jeff Sessions or anyone else.

A couple of weeks ago, some prominent evangelical preachers were featured laying hands on, and praying for the President. It they have the President’s air, they will do well to remind him of the following scriptures:

Proverbs 13:3 – He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: [but] he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Proverbs 15:1 – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Psalms 141:3 – Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Proverbs 10:19 – In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips [is] wise.

James 3:6 – And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

Those who support you want you to succeed Mr. President, but you keep shooting yourself in the foot with your mouth, do yourself a favor and guard your lips.

The Safety of the Plantation

To the many black people who do not, it is time to dare think outside of the box that politicians for generations have told black people is their domain. The plantation on which so many people have attempted to keep black people on is one filled with goodies. These people say stay here where it’s safe. We will take care of you, you will not have to worry about anything. They demonize those who offer many black people the chance to be free. With freedom, and the opportunity to determines ones own destiny comes dangers that you will never face on the plantation, because after all; the plantation is safe. If you are sick, the master will take care of you, if you need food, the master will feed you, the master will give you a place to lay your head, and will use all of these goodies to keep you where you are while he remains in power. The master tells you that those who offer you freedom do not have your best interest at heart. With freedom comes the chance of failure, it is risky, it is uncertain. With the opportunity to be free also comes the opportunity to realize your fullest potential, something that you will never get the chance to do on the plantation where it is safe. You will never be in control on the plantation. These are the words of Frederick Douglass, the great abolitionist,
former slave, and statesman extraordinaire: “What shall we do with the Negro?” I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are wormeaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! I am not for tying or fastening them on the tree in any way, except by nature’s plan, and if they will not stay there, let them fall. And if the Negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone!

Leftist Abuse of the word Hate

It is great to see the Alliance Defending Freedom fighting back against attempts to smear their name. Not too long ago, organizations like these just went about their business, and did not respond with the type of fervor that see them display in the fight to stop the smears. It is absolutely refreshing to see it! In the past; “taking the high road,” and allowing the left to baselessly attack and label organizations like these is what allowed the narrative about them to take root. Many conservatives are coming around to the realization that they do not have to just sit back, and allow the left to define them, by blatantly misrepresenting what they believe and do. This ability to fight back is in large part due to the constantly evolving landscape of the new media that allows conservatives to have a voice. Organizations like Fox News, Breitbart News, the Drudge Report, National Review and others serve to get the true story of, and the message of conservatism to the people. It is no wonder that these news organizations are despised by those on the left. The left is no longer able to shape the narrative unchallenged, and it drives them crazy.

Recently ABC, and NBC News, Mediaite and other news organizations labeled the ADF as a hate group based on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s assessment of the ADF. Why were they labeled a hate group one may ask? Why such an egregious label attached to them, what horrific act did they commit? The answer would make anyone recoil in horror. The ADF, took on the case of a couple in Colorado who refused to specifically cater to a gay wedding. The couple never refused to serve gay people in the daily process of running their business, but they did refuse to do the gay wedding in particular, and for defending this couple; the ADF has been labeled hate group. The ADF believes that the government should not be able to force anyone to go against their conscience in such a fundamental way. They believe that freedom of religion is one of the central principles that is part of the bedrock of America’s founding, and that no one should be fined for holding to their beliefs the way this couple did. For the horrible act of standing for the constitution, and defending people like the bakers in Colorado; the ADF has evoked the ire of the SPLC, the left wing media, and those who wish to radically transform the culture unopposed.

The SPLC is a “civil rights” legal advocacy organization that brands groups that do not promote the leftist agenda, as hate groups. A few years ago they put the Family Research Center (FRC) on their list of hate groups because the FRC too supports the traditional definition of marriage. Sometime after that, a young man attacked the FRC, and wounded a security guard who attempted to intercept him, and stop him from committing an act of carnage. The man said that he was there because he wanted to “kill as many people as he could and stuff their mouths with Chick-fil-A sandwiches as a political statement.” Why Chick-Fil-A sandwiches one may ask. Well, Chick-fil-A has also made the cardinal error of going against the shifting cultural sands, by opposing gay marriage. For this they too have come under fire from the toleracracy. Chick-fil-A not only managed to upset groups like the SPLC, but they have been targeted by leftist politicians like Mayor Bill De Blasio, Rahm Emmanuel, and college campuses across America for no other reason than that they oppose gay marriage, and support traditional values. De Blasio called for a boycott of the chain, labeling them as “anti-gay.” Emmanuel and another alderman in Chicago attempted to block the fast food chain from expanding there because of their “anti-gay” stance. To anyone reading this, do you understand why the founders made the wise decision to limit the powers of the Government? Do you understand why they enshrined in the constitution the many rights that are there to protect people from the heavy hand of Government and their over reach.  While the left constantly complains, ad nauseum, that Moslems are the targets of hate, by a few ignorant people who do not represent the views conservatives, they are quite happy to put up with Government targeting of Christian people for their deeply held religious convictions.

This is what we have come to in America. The left has been so successful in defining the debate that you have to now believe that the act of copulation between people of the same sex is fine, and if you believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, you are deemed to be filled with hate. If one holds the view that a boy is not a girl, a girl is not a boy, neither can either one ever be the other, that person is also deemed a bigot. In the mind of these people it is not even possible to have these view points, and believe that people should be treated with dignity and respect despite disagreeing with their philosophy. In their minds it is impossible for those who do not share their views to love people despite these disagreements with them. Hate is the only reason for their views after all. The idea that those who do not share their views are hateful sheds a bright light on why so many of them often behave the way they do. It is because the opposite holds true. They can only love the people with whom they agree. They then project their fear and bigotry unto others.

The left scoffs at the idea of religious freedom, and that in itself is indicative of how the culture has been changed, that we are fighting a battle that was won over two hundred and fifty years ago. The fact that people are so offended by this idea of freedom is alarming, and should cause people to sit up take notice. If the government can force people to go against their religious beliefs in such a way, then there is no limitation of what the government can do. People should remember that history is littered with Governments abusing their people. These abuses have always happened in nations that do not respect the freedom of religion the way that America has since it’s founding. It is the common threat that exists in every tyrannical government.