They Have Clearly Lost Their Minds

The Democrats in this country have lost their minds. I am sorry, but it is true. When the terrorist leader that is directly responsible for over 500 American deaths and thousands of American and Coalition forces has been taken off the battlefield, it should be a cause for celebration no matter who the President is who ordered it. It does not matter to most thinking people whether or not there was evidence of “imminent danger” from this vile human being. He has already shown himself to be a war criminal and capable of the cruelest atrocities. His death, unlike most, actually enriched the world rather than detracted from it.

This, in my opinion, is akin to taking out Himmler or Goering or (pick your Nazi) prior to WW II. By the time the statesmen running the world realized Hitler was an “imminent threat” he had already overrun half of Europe with his sights set on the rest. I am not FDR’s biggest fan but he was right about the threat to the world the Nazi’s posed and if he and Churchill had been able to act sooner to contain that threat millions need not have died. It would have been right then and it was right now to take out this piece of filth responsible for so much suffering by so many.

The Iranian regime is a rogue government and its only interest in engaging in the world community is to manipulate it to achieve its own ends. They have no interest in peaceful co-existence with their coreligionists, let alone Israel and the US. It is very telling that the usual voices so ready to condemn any strong actions by the US are conspicuously silent. If even those who do not wish us well and who are not our allies recognize that this cancer on humanity had to be excised, then why don’t Democrats.

There were a few days of “mourning” where students and others were forced onto the streets by the government to express “sorrow” over the death of this monster. The American Press ate it up, some particularly idiotic commentators comparing the this outpouring of feigned grief to that expressed in this country for Elvis or in Great Britain for Princess Dianna. Such utter nonsense would end the careers of these talking heads in any sane society, but as I have already stated these people have lost their minds.

In the middle of all this, the Iranian Military shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing every one on board. First they tried to cover it up, then attempted to blame it on their reaction to “American adventurism” in the region. The American press lapdogs dutifully ate it up, of course, but then something happened that changed the narrative.

Iranians flooded to the streets once again, this time without coercion. Instead of chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” they were calling for the heads of the leaders of their own government. Rather than trampling on and burning American and Israeli flags they were purposely avoiding walking on those flags painted on the street for that very purpose in 1979. Rather than weeping over the assassination of the “Great Hero” Gen. Qassem Soleimani, they were tearing down posters of him and burning them in the streets.

And as of this morning, still not a word of support for these demonstrators from the Democrats. These demonstrators are clearly heroes, risking their lives and the well being of their families to oppose this despotic regime. The silence from Democratic lawmakers and candidates for the Presidency is just stunning. Hopefully there will be a joint resolution in Congress voicing support for these brave souls and it would send a clear and unambiguous message to the mullahs if that resolution passed unanimously. I pray the Democrats and Republican can come together in a bipartisan declaration that above all, we stand with those who defend freedom.

You’re offended, I’m offended, all God’s children are offended!

Second in a series on the assault on Free Speech.

Let’s start with a premise. The US Constitution does not guarantee the right to anyone to not be offended. In fact, if anything it ensures our freedom to offend one another in the free exercise of speech and religion. There are exceptions, of course, and some of them are quite legitimate while others that have wormed their way into our laws are clearly inspired by a desire to control public discourse and this is always dangerous.

For those who may not have ever bothered to read it, this is what the First Amendment actually says:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

The language is simple and unambiguous, but God bless the lawyers, we have mountains of case law parsing and speculating just what it is supposed to mean. In doing so they have twisted and turned and bent and turned inside out this basic freedom until it has become a mere shadow of what it was intended to be.

There are many things that offend me, just as I am sure there just as many if not more that offend you. And that’s okay because nowhere in the First Amendment does it soften the idea by saying “unless it hurts someone’s feelings or makes them feel bad or is unpopular or not approved by self appointed elitist guardians of the public domain.”

Some of this hypersensitivity on the part of the perpetually offended is silly and would be laughable if it were not so dangerous to the liberties we cherish. For example I have never understood why atheists get worked up over religious displays such as a cross, Star of David, Menorah or Nativity scene in public. If atheists don’t believe in God then why are they so traumatized by references to what they proclaim to be a fairy tale?

Another place that has become a hotbed of hyperventilation is the college campus. The mere announcement that a conservative speaker has been engaged to give a talk is enough to touch off the wailing, whining and whimpering along with threats, intimidation, and all too often, violence. If there is anywhere that diversity of opinion and vigorous debate should have a home it should surely be the very places that aspire to higher learning. When only one point of view is tolerated that is not learning it is indoctrination.

More pearls of “wisdom” from @AOC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed a “Straight Pride” parade in Boston on Saturday and what she said appeared to be a lack of women, calling it an “I-Struggle-With-Masculinity” parade.
“For men who are allegedly so ‘proud’ of being straight, they seem to show real incompetence at attracting women to their event,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote along with a retweet of footage from the march. “Seems more like a ‘I-Struggle-With-Masculinity’ parade to me.’”

The “Straight Pride” parade was met with counter-protests and reportedly led to a handful of officers suffering injuries and almost three dozen arrests. The controversial rally held in the downtown area led to a clash between Super Happy Fun America, the group that organized the parade, and protesters who criticized the event as homophobic.

There are two pictures from the opposing sides at this demonstration. One is a bunch of people smiling and happy and generally having a good time and no one seems to find it necessary to hide their identity. Can you tell who is who?

A transgender Trump supporter, center, marches in the Straight Pride Parade in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Counterprotesters, including one wearing a horse mask, line the route of the Straight Pride Parade in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

It seems to me that if you find it necessary to hide your face then perhaps even you realize what horses rear end you look like.

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