Posts in category “politics”

Black Lives Matter, and I am officially an extremist

I just heard what some would call disturbing news on the radio. Apparently, people like me who support and believe in the Black Lives Matter movement and what it stands for are essentially extremists and paid protesters. Well then I am officially coming forward as an extremist, as I am not getting paid to stand in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and I wholeheartedly support what it represents. When my family has to live in terror because a police officer can shoot or torture one of them to death, then I will wear the extremist title proudly, because #BlackLivesMatter! When my church family has to live in terror because an armed terrorist can enter a place of worship and kill nearly everyone there, and when terrorists can burn up churches in the name of racism, I will wear the extremist title proudly, because #[BlackLivesMatter](! When my friends have to live in fear because someone who doesn’t even work for law enforcement can shoot them down in the street because they think they shouldn’t be where they are, wearing what they are wearing, I will wear my extremist badge of honor, because Black lives matter! And when someone can set off a bomb in a public place in the name of Alah and be called a terrorist, but someone shooting up a church is simply disturbed or mentally ill, and the shooting is at best called a hate crime, and will never be tried as the federal capital charge of domestic terrorism that it is, then I will wave my extremist flag for all the world to see, because Black lives matter! So if supporting a movement that celebrates the lives of Black people in America is extremism, then I am more than happy to be called an extremist. Go ahead and call me whatever names you like. It won’t change the facts, and to those of you who would say that all lives matter, I guess mine no longer does, because I wholeheartedly support the movement that celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of the lives of my family and my friends, and I know how little extremist lives matter to some. BLACK LIVES MATTER!

Life begins at conception, but when does it end?

I consider any “pro life movement” that doesn’t acknowledge the need for universal health care to be invalid and just blowing hot air. Anyone who claims to be “pro life” and doesn’t push for universal health care is effectively saying that life begins at conception and ends at birth. For the record, I consider myself to be largely pro life, and because of this, I recognize health care from cradle to grave to be a fundamental human right, although I will also advocate for my own personal right to die if I feel I am becoming a burden to my family and friends, and there is little hope of sufficiently improving my quality of life to the point where I am no longer such a burden.

Serious questions about our system of government

Could someone please tell me how a federal judge can not only move against the will of the people of a state by repealing a state constitutional amendment that we overwhelmingly voted for, but can also strike off our books the law that has been in effect for many many years, which the constitutional amendment was written to uphold? Is no one aware of the fact that the repeal of the law that Amendment 1 upheld was never brought to a vote, nor was it even discussed, in our General Assembly, yet the law was effectively repealed by a single federal judge who happens to hold office in this state? I’m no political science or constitutional law scholar, but this just seems like an end run around the political process that we are said to hold in such high regard in this state and in this nation. So bills are no longer introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly, to become law when voted for and signed by the Governor. Instead, the federal court, and yes, even one single federal judge, has the power to make and even change or repeal laws, contrary to our state laws, even without the support of the Legislature, the Governor and the will of the people. So even the worldly system of government doesn’t work anymore. How broken does it need to get before people wake up and try to do something about it, assuming it’s not too late already?

It is now legal in North Carolina for two people of the same gender to obtain marriage licenses

In related news, polygamy and consensual incest are still illegal in the entirety of the United States. Someone tell me how this possibly could make any sense at all? How is it legal for two men to obtain a marriage license, but it is not legal for a brother and a sister to be married? Why is it that two women can be legally married to each other, but 3 women or 2 men and a woman can’t? The ironic thing is that I’ve heard all kinds of talk about how love is love, and that the government should stay out of our business, but love is still not love when siblings can’t be recognized legally as being married, and the government is certainly in the people’s business when they can dictate that a woman can’t have multiple husbands or a man can’t have multiple wives. If so-called gay marriage is the law of the land, then we must by the same laws be granted the rights to have polyamorous and incestuous relationships recognized as marriage also, so long as all parties are in agreement and consent to being in such a domestic relationship. The idea that love is love can demand no less. It’s all or nothing. There can be no degrees here. I’m no judge, but I know that this is simply not right. Either the government has the power to dictate who and how many can be in a legally recognized marriage, or it has no power in these matters at all. There can be no middle ground. Either love is love and consent is consent, or the definition of marriage that has held ever since it wasn’t good for the man to be alone, and therefore God created a woman from him and for him, must remain immutable.

So this is real American history

Here's a history lesson you won't find in any schoolbook. Ultimately, Abraham Lincoln did free the slaves, but for what purpose? What was he really thinking, or what pressure was put on him to ultimately do the right thing? Did he suddenly find Jesus when he unconditionally freed the slaves, or did he have some other possibly sinister motive for such a sudden reversal, perhaps just out of spite, trying to hit the south where he knew it would hurt rather than actually doing what was right because it was right? There’s no doubt in my mind that God did use him to fulfill His will, but I remain skeptical of the idea that Lincoln actually did the right thing because he knew it was right, especially when reading this quote.

"You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss, but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word we suffer on each side. If this is admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be separated."