There were two major stories today. One was that Justice Antonin Scalia died. I am not going to say a whole lot about Justice Scalia. That is because there really isn’t all that much to talk about. Either you liked him and his decision, or you didn’t.
Justice Scalia was a very smart man. However, just like everyone on the planet he made what I consider to be some very stupid and mean things. That can be said about anyone, including me. I didn’t like Justice Scalia’s view of our country. I believed him to be behind the times and unwilling to listen to anyone who disagreed with him. Even with that said, I do not doubt that he believed what he said and ruled on was an honest expression of his beliefs.
I will not vilify him, nor will I praise him. He was a Justice on the Supreme Court which is praise enough for anyone. It was his duty to make decisions based on his interpretation of what he considered facts. Whether or not I agreed with him does not make him good or bad. I do want to express my sincere condolences to his family.
The other thing that happened today was the ninth Republican Presidential Debate. However, I am beginning to believe that calling these spectacles a debate is going to far. They are merely shouting matches and personal attacks that serve no purpose.
It took me a while to sit down to write this because I spent a lot of time throwing up after the shouting match. It was like watching an horrendous train wreck. You want to turn away, but just can’t. It was a total waste of air time. Of course, at the outset, each candidate remarked on what a wonderful “conservative” Justice Scalia was. Then they went on to say that the current President should not even nominate anyone to fill the vacancy. They prefer to let the next President nominate the next Justice, figuring one of them will be the next President.
It was humorous to discover that according to every candidate on the stage that no “liberal” is qualified to be a Justice on the Supreme Court. Only “conservatives” need apply. This was echoed by every candidate on the stage.
I also found out tonight that, according to Marco Rubio, the constitution is “not a living document” but should only be interpreted as it was meant to be. That is very interesting. If you really want to discuss what was actually meant in the Constitution of United Sates of America, you need to be a scholar in the “Kings English” of the 1700s in order to really understand what it is suppose to mean. That was the language used to write it.
None of the candidates on that stage, from my research, is a scholar in the Kings English of the 1700s. So I find it difficult to believe what their interpretation of “what it really means” is. On the other hand, if it was supposed to NOT be a living document able to adapt to changing times, then why is there so much vagueness built into it?
They all talked about the freedoms and liberties we are all supposed to have under the Constitution, then ticked off about seven or eight civil rights they plan to outlaw should they become President. So much for “following the Constitution as it was written.”
Oh, they continued their rantings about same-sex marriage, “religious liberties” for Christians only, their hatred for immigrants, their hatred for gays, their hatred for the poor, and of course their hatred for President Obama. About the only other thing they ranted about was their hatred for each other. And, they call that “running for president”.
They never discussed improving education, our infrastructure, climate change, or energy needs. They try to claim that our military leaders should be listened to all of the time, but ignore the fact that our military leaders have called climate change one of the greatest national security threats we face today. In their nine debates, none of these topics have been touched or even mentioned by any of the candidates, nor asked about by any of the moderators.
The worst part of the whole night was the simple fact that they made John Kasich seem like the only rational, thinking, calm person running for President on the Republican side. But, if you look at John Kasich’s record, you will find out he is no different than the other five people on that stage.
It is becoming more and more apparent to me that these Republican Candidates really believe that the American People are totally stupid. They really believe that they can stand up on a stage, shout insults at each other, not talk about any real policies, and believe that you will vote for the loudest one shouting. They believe that you don’t have any brains and won’t think about what is best for you when you go to the polls.
Am I the only one who sees this? Am I the only one who sees past the $1,000 suits and $100 haircuts and really sees they do not have your best interest at heart?
For example, we have the best equipped, best trained, and most powerful military in the world. But, if you listen to them, we have a Third World military. This President helped end the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression. We have created over 16 million new jobs in the last seven years. Yet, if you listen to them, the economy is worse than it was when President Obama took office.
They are shallow, heartless rubes who are trying to tear down our country. They want to end any “liberty” that is in contrast to their personal beliefs. At least half of the six are very willing to go to war, even with Russia. It is almost like they want the nuclear missiles to begin flying and put an end to our civilization and planet. That is something to really be afraid about.
I do not claim to be the smartest person on the planet. But, I do know a snake-oil salesman when I see one. Tonight I saw six of them on that stage. I saw six supposedly grown men shouting insults and not talking about a single issue that will make the country safe or our lives better.
I saw six men who are morally bankrupt and downright evil. Please tell me I am not the only one who sees this! Please tell me that there are others who are willing to go to the ballot box and keep these serpents from getting anywhere near the White House.
It is really hard for me to swallow the idea that we, as a nation, have sunk to such low depths that we would actually take any of these snakes seriously. I cannot be the only one who sees that.
I once wrote here that our country’s survival may depend on this upcoming election. I was wrong. Tonight I learned that the survival of the whole planet is at stake. I am hoping that you see it as well.
Tonight we saw the “shirts” keep marching very loudly!