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This may sound too radical, but how about if all of the African-American leaders, the African-American families, and the African-American communities at-large engage in a campaign where they teach African-American youngsters to obey the laws, act like responsible citizens, and cooperate with the police during encounters. 99.9999% of the time, if a subject cooperates and follows the directions given to them by the police, there will no use of physical force by the police. They can always make a complaint against the police, or sue the police after the fact, so there is no need to get in any confrontation during the actual encounter with the police. President Obama missed a great opportunity to impart that message to the African-American community last night when he spoke about the Ferguson GJ decision. Basically, all he had to say was, "Act like responsible citizens and don't commit crimes. Cooperate with the police and follow their directions. Quit acting like thugs and spoiled brats. And quit shooting each other down in the streets."
Well, according to Landrieu, any lack of support is completely and solely due to sexism and racism. I guess we have to conclude that the DSCC is made up of sexist racists.
Now if we could only do something about the SEIU goons that are employed as health care aides and orderlies in assisted living facilities in Oregon and other states that have Vote by Mail. I have no doubt that these aides are "assisting" mentally disabled patients, dementia patients, and comatose patients in filling out their mail-in and absentee ballots. Probably even filling out and mailing in "absentee" ballots for their deceased patients.
I think they are nit-picking, and they should cut Mr. Ferriero some slack here. It is quite obvious that "following the law" is almost an impossibility under the current administration. Nobody knows what the law is on any given day until Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder decide what the law is on that particular day, and then imparts that bit of knowledge to the bureaucrats and citizens. And of course it is still subject to interpretation and reinterpretation as the day progresses for Barry and Eric, much like hitting a moving target while blindfolded. It is what they say it is. Period. Full stop.
Too late! Obama has already turned it into an ash heap.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2578449/Anti-gun-nominee-surgeon-general-adopted-Second-Amendment-position-watching-violent-CARTOONS.html Surgeon General nominee adopted his gun control position from watching violent Saturday morning cartoons on television. Proof that the Cartoon Network is the brains behind the Obama administration.
It's quite apparent that Holder and Obama disagree with the law of the land, the US Constitution, which is why they ignore it at will.
Mr. Robertson is 67 years old, and grew up in a culture where homosexuality was not only considered to be unacceptable behavior, but was also illegal Through the 20th century, the gradual liberalization of American sexual morals led to the elimination of sodomy laws in most states. During this time, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of sodomy laws in Bowers v. Hardwick as recently as 1986. It was only 10 years ago, in 2003, that the Supreme Court reversed the decision with Lawrence v. Texas, invalidating sodomy laws in the remaining 14 states (Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Virginia). While I have gay friends I deeply respect and admire, I would not presume to be judgmental of someone like Robertson whose traditional personal religious beliefs are sincere, and who do not advocate harm to anyone. Tolerance and diversity should be a two-way street, particularly when dealing with harmless old coots. I just question the idea that something that was universally socially taboo and illegal for thousands of years, and only achieved legal legitimacy less than 10 years ago is expected to immediately gain acceptance by everybody. The discrimination shown towards sincere Christian beliefs also seems hurtful and judgmental in that context of history. Robertson did not seem to be as militant and rigid as some of his detractors, who can veer into rabid pc fascism at times. There is a whole older generation (WWII's rapidly disappearing Greatest Generation) out there that are probably a lot less tolerant than Robertson, so are we saying we should discriminate and be intolerant of older folks?
I'm an old coot, most of my friends qualify as old coots, and probably Phil considers himself to be an old coot. I had no idea that "old coot" was not pc, and hereby apologize to the Thought Police.
For thousands of years in almost every culture, homosexuality was a taboo, and in many places was against the law. Mr. Robertson is 67 years old, and grew up in a culture where homosexuality was not only considered to be wrong, but also illegal Through the 20th century, the gradual liberalization of American sexual morals led to the elimination of sodomy laws in most states. During this time, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of sodomy laws in Bowers v. Hardwick as recently as 1986. However, in 2003 the Supreme Court reversed the decision with Lawrence v. Texas, invalidating sodomy laws in the remaining 14 states (Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Virginia). While I have gay friends I respect and admire, I would not presume to be judgmental of someone like Robertson whose personal beliefs are sincere and do not advocate harm to anyone. Tolerance and diversity should be a two-way street, particularly when dealing with harmless old coots.
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