HOUSTON, May 16, 2014 — The framers of the Constitution would be dismayed at the way the secular left has twisted the very essence of one of the greatest political documents ever written.
If they could see how the left has been trying to twist the Constitution by their in-your-face policies, they would shake their heads in disbelief. Americans can’t read and understand a document fewer than 4,500 words long?
A document designed to protect Americans and our liberties from government and from each other has been distorted into a justification to obliterate freedom. It was designed as the political foundation of a nation erected on principles, and every day it is used to erode those principles.
Each day we pick up the morning paper or turn on the TV to learn that another policy is being introduced that will grant someone the power to take over one more bit of our lives, or to further undermine the foundations of our society.
Government cowers before the power of the secular left, passing laws designed to turn in-your-face politics into on-your-knees laws. Your values, your aspirations and your family mean nothing unless they deliver more votes.
What does the military need with an atheist chaplain? When did the role of the military turn from defending the country to nurturing leftist sensibilities and social experiments? You don’t approve? Shut up or get out.
There is a war on the right of Americans to express their opinions, except those that fit the agenda of the far left. Consider Cliven Bundy, and Donald Sterling.
Bundy and Sterling are men from another era. They said what too many people might think. Most of us don’t think the way they do, so why not scoff at them, ridicule them, and dismiss them as the subhuman vermin they are?
Not only does the far-left play that game, but an increasing number of the conservative thinkers have joined in.
We applaud when people express moral views, as long as those views are our own. We treasure the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, but only when it is interpreted exactly as we interpret it. If your interpretation is different, if your moral views are different, we have no interest in any other qualities you might have as a human being, and in fact we deny your humanity. You’re a backward fool worth less than what one might find on the floor of a public restroom.
This is the politics of personal destruction. It’s the new national pastime. Now everyone can be a target: president, billionaire, rancher, private citizen; we’ll destroy you for what you say in public, and what you say in private; it doesnt matter who you are or what you do, but only what you think, and if your thoughts aren’t orthodox, heaven help you.
Members of the Supreme Court often disagree and write contradicting opinions. That process is no longer respected. If the court decides the wrong way, it is just a political tool. That belief is held by left and right. In the politics of personal destruction game, there can be no respect for the opposition, and no respect for the institution. We kick yet more of the foundation out from under the edifice of the American state.
Michael Sam gave his boyfriend a kiss on ESPN. Some thought that was great; others thought it was awful. You are allowed to express yourself if you think it’s great; if you don’t, the NFL will fine you and put you on suspension. There is only one permissible moral take on this, which makes us moral absolutists.
Congratulations, Dolphins, you’ve just argued that there is absolute morality, that one side can speak for God or whatever moral absolute exists, and you got the liberal press and those who want to be free from God to stand up and cheer.
Some fans of the NFL don’t want to applaud The Kiss, nor do they want to support it in front of their kids. You may consider them poor, benighted souls with the moral value of a cabbage, but when did God talk you out of a burning Steak Diane to tell you it’s okay to stone anyone who didn’t like The Kiss? Where in the Constitution did you get the idea that it’s okay to fire and fine people for opposing points of view? When did the Dolphins management become our arbiters of public morality?
The yammering crowd of morality Nazis may want uniformity of thought, but they’ll settle for uniformity of expression. Don’t say anything bad, even in the privacy of your home, because if it gets out, you’re royally up the creek. Watch out for the housekeeper or the resentful girlfriend or the angry child with a cell phone.
“Shame on you,” if you don’t like Obamacare, or think that voter ID might be an okay idea. You’re a racist. Drop dead, don’t bother going to work, you don’t deserve a job. “Shame on you” if you didn’t like The Kiss, or if you’re not convinced that same-sex marriage is a good idea. You’re a homophobe. Drop dead, don’t bother going to work, you’re fired. “Shame on you” if you don’t think churches should have to pay for abortions. You’re a hateful misogynist and your god is dead. Who cares what religious people think?
Welcome to America in 2014. The Founding Fathers would be stunned that this is what we’ve crafted from the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This is what they bled to create — a nation of whinging, self-righteous, purse-lipped bullies.
Many things have changed since my school days, I was raised not even knowing a bully. In my small town us boys were corn and catfish feed. We felt that we had the choice of friends, and we believed that the teaching of morality was the American way. Even if we didn’t believe what the majority did, it was our God-given and constitutionally-protected right to believe it.
Bullies always end up on the bottom, and so will this in-your-face, on-your-knees crowd. The only question is, how long will the rest of us will tolerate the jack-booted feet on our necks?