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Friday, October 06, 2017

Our Forefathers Who Art In Heaven

This has been a crazy bizarre few weeks. We've seen natural and man made disasters and we've seen people trying to express their beliefs in peaceful ways.

Two things continue to be brought up.
1. Should people be punished for exercising their free speech.
2. Should people be restricted on gun and/or gun accessory purchases.

Some people absolutely REFUSE common sense or any gun control and/or any changes to the 2nd Amendment. They argue the Constitution is sacred and our founding fathers would disapprove.

Yet, many of those same people argue it should be illegal to do anything against the American flag, i.e. burning it, ignoring it, or disrespecting the flag. Basically, they want to change the 1st Amendment and restrict free speech.

To me restricting gun usage has the potential to save more people than restricting free speech usage. When has anybody been sent to the ER for spoken word wounds? Even with a bullhorn, words spoken from 400 yards away are nonlethal.

When will wake up and truly realize we have the power to save people with simple actions. Some will say stricter gun regulations would not have prevented many of the recent tragedies. I counter by saying we will never stop these disasters by doing nothing.

Our Constitution is a flexible document. It was designed to help us be as free as possible together not free and isolated in various groups.

WE decide how this country will evolve. That is what our forefathers had in mind when they decided change was needed.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Not So Fake Now Is It?

Dear "President" Trump,

I know you have a short attention span so I'll make this as quick as I can.

Please step down immediately.  You were given the control of the greatest country on Earth.  Under your control the reputation of your office and our country have reached historical lows.

You bragged during the campaign that our country would be so sick of WINNING under your leadership.  You were wrong.  Now you need to admit it.

The recent racial violence over this weekend is your fault.  You continue to spew real world problems as "Fake News".  The undereducated and morally defunct people that support you don't know any better.

All educated people know that the foundations of the kkk (small letters intended) and the neo-nazis are wrong.  All people are created equal.  Our entire country was built on that premise.  It took too long and too many people to die for that truth to be believed.

Then you come telling people news is fake and people shouldn't believe them.  They start believing things that aren't true.  I'm sorry, but your whole "Fake News" mantra just fuels the ignorant.  Then we have racists quoting you about taking the country back.  They are worshipping your words and ideas without direction.

Your whole administration seems dead set on undoing everything President Obama created.  Your dislike of Obama, for whatever reason, is unjust.  Your actions are fueling the haters.

If you contend to remain in office please start acting presidential.  Every citizen deserves to have a President they can respect.  I did not vote for every winning President, but I did respect the office.  Until now.

You have the position to change the world.  Start acting like it.