I also mind when people burn and stomp our flag. Or show disrespect to our
country or our moms and dads who died defending it. If that makes me any
less of an American, then I guess I'm not up to being one of the "new"
Oh, yes. I'm an American. I served my country. I vote. I pay taxes. I
observe the law. I put a flag on my father's grave every Memorial day at
the military cemetery. But I'm an old American. We don't consider
everything under the sun to be a "right", but classify some things as
privileges and honors. And to be handled as such.
I have never cared one tiny little bit what consenting adults do in
private and I never will. It is when they shove it in my face and
expect me to condone it in every way that I object. I also object
when the consequences of others actions become my responsibility to
Amen to that. I mind mostly when I must also act like it's agreeable to me.
Like someone shoving dog doo under my nose and saying, "My, doesn't this
Wow.. Pass the cool aide? Now you can elect justices that will
guarantee the right to continue butchering babies??
Funny how the lefties call it butchering and inhumane when PETA whines
about pigs and cows; But when it's innocent babies it's an abortion
'performed' by a licensed physician in a 'clinical' setting..LMAO...
I, somehow, doubt the baby involved is seeing it as a 'performance'
..And how about those partial live birth abortions... More 'convienent;
phrases. Call it what it is - the baby lives and they kill it anyway..
They love words of convience don't they?
Now you're making me cry...
..with joy and relief, as I looked out on the crowds in Grant Park
celebrating the election of our new president. So many people -- young
and old, black and white, had tears running down their faces
Obama's speech was just like him -- direct, simple, eloquent, and
quintessentially American. He called us to work for the common good --
not to go shopping.
The "relief" I felt comes partly from lifting the terrible fear that
hung over me for so long: That the next president would appoint Supreme
Court justices who would send our beloved country even further down the
road to a quasi-totalitarian state ruled -- as it has been for the last
eight years -- by unchecked corporate greed unmatched in my (long)
Now, Justice Stevens, at 88, may feel it safe to retire, and Justice
Souter may leave the Court where he has not lately been too happy. The
cabal of Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Roberts will be on the OTHER side of
the 5-4 decisions that have so cynically sold us out on every aspect of
People don't often stop and think how directly their lives are affected
by the Supreme Court's decisions.
Now we have hope that our new President, governing from the center, will
nominate centrist Justices who don't cynically interpret the
Constitution for the benefit of religious fanatics, corporate thieves
and anti-environmental hatchetmen.
Obama - You're going to need all the luck in the world, bringing
together a divided nation
"The Audacity of Hope" -- he was already looking far, far ahead.
For 8 years the Republicans have dominated all 3 branches of government
and yet did not put any significant effort into overturning Rowe vs Wade.
But now all of sudden its a big deal again. Hypocrites. They don't want to
overturn RvW, they need it as a hot button issue to swing votes and fill
No, you go to war when you know you'll win. Until the Supreme Court is a
certain 7-2, neither side is willing to risk the fight.
You're correct about wanting the controversy, not the victory. There are too
many people whose livelihood depends on the continuing controversy.
But "hope" is not usually a reliable strategy.
In the British military, there was a tactic called The Forlorn Hope,
sometimes known simply as the "hope." Sometimes it worked.
You can read about it here:
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