Posts Tagged ‘freedom’
Today is Easter – the celebration of the rising of Jesus Christ. As I watch the sun rise and heard the sounds of the early morning birds I am struck by the wonder of it all. I am also struck with how far our country has come and how far it has fallen in recent years.
Political Correctness – Just what is that? Now we all must watch everything we say and do just because it might offend someone? So what! If you are offended by what I am saying, leave the room. If you are offended by what I am writing, don’t read it.
But – don’t force me to change just to make you happy. To me I come first.
Whatever happened to the Easter Vacation we used to have when I was young? Oh, I know – it must have offended someone.
Whatever happened to saying the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in school? Oh, I know – people do not believe in the United States as strongly as they used. It must have offended someone.
Whatever happened to prayer in schools? The Constitution of the United States says in The establishment clause “The First Amendment provision that prohibits the federal and state governments from establishing an official religion, or from favoring or disfavoring one view of religion over another.”
Here is my thought on that. If I am in a group of 100 people and 99 are Christian and one is of another Faith the majority should rule.
I heard the other day that a school assembly was going to sing “God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood. Then the school was going to change the words to “We love the U.S.A”. After an uproar from parents the chose to remove the song completely rather than say “God Bless the U.S.A”!!?? After an even larger uproar they gave the kids the choice – sing the words or not.
“Political correctness is certainly a consideration in the public sector,” Superintendent Edward Fleury wrote in a statement posted on the district’s website.
The United States was founded, partly, of freedom of religion. FREEDOM OF RELIGION!!
So my advice to the Legal Citizen of the United States of America – GET BACK TO YOUR ROOTS!
Happy Easter Everyone!
And that’s my view.
“Glenn Beck” – his name stirs people – some say he is crazy and some say he makes sense.
I frequently watch him on the Fox News Channel so I have developed a sense of what he is about. He believes in the U.S. Constitution and he believes in the United States of America.
He seems not to single out a single Party, in our government, but the government itself. He will point to someone that is not following the Constitution and then he explains why. The next person he speaks about may be the one that is NOT working for our country but for him or her self.
Many of his points are pretty damn accurate if you take the time to fact check what he has spoken about. Things like security at the borders; security at our airports and sea ports; common sense that seems to be lacking when a child in a wheel chair has to walk through the security system at an airport.
The other day he spoke at the CPAC and I took his basic theme to be the present government is trying to take away our liberties, take away the basic principles of our country, you know, the ones that made us as great as we are, take away OUR control of our own lives including how we live in our own homes – taking away our freedom.
I tend to agree. Should our Federal Government be telling me what I can and can’t eat; tell me that I MUST have health insurance or they will fine me; tell me that if I have too much health insurance they will fine me; tell me that as an employer I MUST provide healthcare to my employees (sure it’s nice but as an employer if I don’t have to pay for that I can pay my employees a better salary).
There is a post here about the Oath of Office. What happened to that oath?
It is time for Americans to “wake up” and hear what he is saying and analyze what he is saying. Make a spreadsheet and pick a topic of his then write the pros and cons, with an honest approach, and you will see that his concepts and ideas ring true.
We all can make a difference if we stop being so lazy and we remind our representatives that they work for us and they, like any other employee, must listen to what we are saying.
And that’s my view.