This week an American patriot announced that he was doing something extremely sacrificial for the welfare of Americans.
Minutes later “progressive” Twitter felt obligated to wage nuclear war over it.
Mighty interesting times we live in.
At great personal expense, and sacrifice to the welfare of his primary business—being the most successful maker of pillows in the history of the planet—he decided to retool his manufacturing plant to immediately begin to produce life-saving masks. His goal is 50,000 masks per day—at cost.
Not only that, Mike Lindell, founder and creator of My Pillow, also announced that his business is also tremendously concerned about how the pandemic will impact other businesses across the country. To that end he announced the formulation of an internal group wholly dedicated to helping other businesses identify challenges both immediate and future and begin now to assist them to prepare to meet those challenges.
Comparable to the CEOs of the major grocer, pharmacy and retail chains that opened up their parking lots for drive through testing, Lindell sought to give back.
Only it's fair to assert that donating the use of one’s parking lot is a lot less financially sacrificial than giving up 75% of your manufacturing capacity.
This announcement took up approximately 1:46 of his total speech which ran 2:39.
Had he ended there, most likely, all of the Twitter rage that was to come would have never seen the light of day.
But he didn’t end there. He had prepared a bit more and with the president looking on decided to share it with the watching world.
These were his “offensive" words:
“God gave us grace on November 8th, 2016, to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools and lives and our nation had turned its back on God. And I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the word, to read our Bibles and spend time with our families. Our president gave us so much hope. Just a few short months ago we had the best economy, the lowest unemployment, wages going up, it was amazing. With our great president and vice president and this administration and all the great people in this country all praying daily—we will get through this and get back to a place that is stronger and safer than ever.”
Fifty-three seconds out of a lengthy briefing and Twitter lost its God-given mind.
#ProgTwit, #LeftTwit and #GodlessTwit were outraged! How dare an American express his own faith while standing on White House grounds, behind a government owned podium, at the invitation of the president, and behind the seal of the president?
Mind-numbingly stupid threads began to shout, “violation of separation of church and state.” Most of the participants never even realizing that the Constitution never addresses the idea of “separation of church and state.” It’s not in there. It’s never been in the Constitution.
When pushed to actually attempt to criticize Mike Lindell on a constitutional basis some would revert to, “well… by allowing the ‘My Pillow’ guy to say that the government didn’t remain neutral in its position to religion.”
Which is an irrelevant argument that also happens to be false.
The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an ESTABLISHMENT of religion, nor prohibit the free exercise thereof.”
Government, specifically Congress, is therefore not allowed to bestow favors on people who practice Buddhism, but jail Jews who observe Shabbat. Government can’t create legislation that allows Muslims to quote Mohammed in school research papers, but disallows Christians from quoting the Gospel of John.
The First Amendment—in fact—goes out of its way to say that government may not, “prohibit the free exercise thereof.”
If #RageyTwitter needed a reason for their heads to explode imagine what would’ve happened if President Trump had uttered the same words that Lindell had.
He has every right.
You do not lose your constitutional rights when you become an elected official.
#AngryTwitter has every right to disagree with Mike Lindell, and to express their maniacal insane ramblings all they wish. (Thanks largely to the same First Amendment.)
When the First Amendment was crafted Americans had escaped a tyrannical state church that meddled and disallowed independent belief in God. The founders never imagined a culture that would largely become haters of God. Thankfully they had the foresight to protect against one regardless.
Mike Lindell’s speech exemplified the First Amendment in perfect motion. #CrankyTwitter be damned.