A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous
Allow me to begin by explaining a few things about myself. I am most politically incorrect. I hold a few things as tenets of my American citizenship.
One: This is and was intended to be a Christian nation.
Two: Muslims and the muslim religion are something to be feared and distrusted.
Three: This country was founded on the principles of freedom and individual responsibility.
Four: An ignorant electorate is a very dangerous thing.
Now let’s take a look at those tenets in order
This country was founded and by Christians. Yes they wrote into that marvelous document we know as our Constitution. Yes they wrote into the first ten amendments, better known as the Bill of Rights, and into the very first of them these words: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; …” but there is no way they intended that to be interpreted as the outlawing of governmentally sponsored and approved religious symbolism or practices on or near governmentally supported institutions. Thomas Jefferson ,our third president and author of the Declaration of Independence and founding father certainly knew of that amendment when he began holding church services in the White House after he was elected. A tradition that lasted for fifty years.. Nor were they ignorant of them when they inscribed out money with “In GOD We Trust” and placing various references to God on many of our government buildings in Washington DC. I am of the firm opinion that the Supreme Court was way out of bounds in declaring school prayer unconstitutional.
The Muslim religion has as one of their tenets that infidels that cannot be converted must be killed. I cannot be converted. I have reason to distrust and fear any and all Muslims. AND I do. This says nothing of the fact that the largest of the muslim sects- The Shiites - has formally declared a “jihad” against America which is tantamount to a declaration of war.
The first Amendment to the Constitution states in full “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” I take that to mean I am allowed to write this blog and say what I choose or to give a speech on any topic and on any street corner of these United States without government interference. Were you aware that a man and his wife were detained, in handcuffs, inside a national park, Liberty Park ironically, for the act of handing out pamphlets regarding the Constitution of this country? It is true. Look it up.
And the last point regarding an uninformed electorate. One minor example I’ll give you is the recent “Overpass” rallies held by many Tea Party organizations around this nation. The county I live in doesn’t have an overpass so the local Tea Party held theirs by the side of one of the major highways in the county. That organization received this post on it’s Face Book page. "Your display on Route 19 today is an embarrassment to the state. I hope those unfortunate enough to have seen it don't think the entire community shares your hatred for the President of the United States." She is apparently unaware that one poll shows that fifty seven pct. of AMERICAN voters disapprove of that president and a growing faction (Hovering near the 50% level) believe he has committed crimes deserving of impeachment. She is unaware that a majority of her fellow citizens in West (By God) Virginia feel that way. Then there are the people who get their information about the state of this country only from the mainstream media. Even true idiots don’t limit themselves to one source of information. Gad woman, WAKE UP.
This one fact leads us to a very dangerous situation for Americans. Obamacare is so feared by the informed public that even agencies of the federal government are protesting being covered by it. Just as an aside I have a good friend in the corporate world whose insurance premium has already doubled and they are looking at more increases every few months. All because of Obamacare. My personal physician has opted out of the Medicare system because of it and now sees only privately insured or cash customers. I am one of those people covered by Medicare so I don’t get to see a Dr. very often these days. Just can’t afford it. I could go on about the liberal overreach and destruction of freedoms as well as the encroachment on our Constitution, but I will save that for another day.
That ends the rant for today. If you want to comment or take exception to these words, my email address is here for your enjoyment.