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Now that the holiday season has officially started, we are going to hear a lot more from Fox News about the “War on Christmas.”  One of the first salvos has been fired in, surprise, Georgia.  In Harris County, the sheriff decided that he needed to put up a sign outside his department.

The sign reads

WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you…LEAVE!

Which brings us to a phrase that is bandied about way too often by both sides.  That phrase is “political correctness.”  This may sound crazy to a lot of you, but I don’t care about the sign through the word “flag.”  I mean that.  I don’t care if you say Merry Christmas.  I don’t care if you say God Bless America.  I don’t care about any of that.  What makes the sign offensive it the last part.  “If this offends you…LEAVE!”

I have news for Sheriff Jolley.  Once you put that phrase in your sign, you proved that you do not salute our troops or our flag.  Our troops fight to defend the constitution which protects people from having follow your slanted views of the world.  We fight to protect everyone’s right to be different.

Rather than being a sign that wants to “protect” aspects of life, this sign is intended to tell non-Christians that they are not welcome in Harris County.  It is backed up by his statement in an interview on Fox News, “I’m not naive enough — and I hope they’re not naive enough — to think I can order anyone to leave the county. But if it offends someone, they’re more than welcome to leave.”

This is nothing more than trying to establish a “Christian” society in a county of America and for that matter the entire country.  Jolley finished by noting that if the sign “offends them, truly offends them, maybe they’re in the wrong country.”   See, he said “country” with an “r” not “county” without an “r”.

I have believed for a long time that “political correctness” may have gone too far.  But, there is a difference between political correctness and trying to enforce a theology.  When conservatives try to say that businesses don’t have to serve people because it violates the business’ civil rights, they are not being politically incorrect, they are be unlawful.

When a county official says if you are offended because someone says “Merry Christmas”  you should “leave” he is not being politically incorrect, he is being unlawful.  That is the major difference between “political correctness” and being “political”.

When someone offends people, they may be politically incorrect.  When officials try to make that policy, they are being political.  That is the major difference that conservatives don’t want you to see.  The First Amendment clearly states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.

Signs like Sheriff Jolley’s clearly crosses that line.  Look, this is known as the “Christmas Season.”  That doesn’t mean everyone believes in that philosophy.  There are other holidays being celebrated by other groups as well.  The words you use as a greeting during holiday season don’t mean you are a good person or a bad person.  They simply express beliefs.  So, as the season goes along, I won’t be offended by someone saying “Merry Christmas”.  Even though I don’t follow that belief system, as a courtesy I always respond using the same words.  That is not political correctness, that is being polite.

On the other hand, I don’t expect anyone to be offended if I say “Happy Holidays” instead.   Again, that is not being politically correct on their part, it is being polite.  Both examples are not just being polite, they are being respectful.  I respect your right to believe what you wish.  I also expect that you will respect what I believe.

The Christmas season has always touted peace and love among mankind.  During World War I the Germans and British climbed out of their trenches to get drunk together, talk, and play soccer.  If they could put their hate aside during this season, why can’t we?

Maybe because people like Sheriff Jolley, who want to impose a Christian Theocracy on the rest of us won’t let the lies die.  That is not being politically incorrect, it is being deceitful.  How Christmassy of them.

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The question mark is on purpose.  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day.  Traditionally, that is a day we gather with family and friends and give thanks for our liberties.  It is a day of fun, eating, drinking, and for a lot of people watching football.

But, this is also the beginning of an election cycle.  We have several members of the Senate up for re-election, the entire House is up for re-election, and there is also a Presidential Election.  The rhetoric that has come from the right-wing is anything but, thanksgiving worthy.  No, the rhetoric is the worst we have heard in over 100 years.

There are presidential candidates who want to eliminate people’s right to choose their religion.  Namely closing Mosques.  They are against equal pay for equal work.  They are against abortion.  They are against same-sex marriages.  They are against raising the minimum wage.  They are against stopping climate change.  They are against voting rights.  They are against immigration.  They are against women’s rights.

So, what are they for?  They are for beating up protesters at their rallies.  They are for a registration process and special ID program for Muslims.  They are for gun rights to the point they won’t close a loophole that makes it easier for terrorists to purchase guns without a background check.  They are for the death penalty for homosexuals.  They are for forced deportation of undocumented immigrants.  They are for killing abortion doctors.  They are for jailing women who suffer a miscarriage.

This year has been quite horrific.  The number of police violence has increased.  We have another police shooting in Chicago that cannot be called anything but an execution by a police officer.  He shot the victim 14 times after he was on the ground!  The number of police officers being shot is down, and has been down for several years.  Yet these presidential candidates want you to believe there is a “war on the police” not a “police war on citizens.”

The other day, Ted Cruz, that wonderful” Christian” candidate sent out a press release praising an endorsement he just received.  That endorsement comes from anti-choice advocate Troy Newman.  In case you don’t know who Troy is, he is the guy who says that abortion doctors should be killed!

We are living in a time when hate, violence, and even murder are endorsed by presidential candidates.  We are living in a time when candidates play to the fears of the fringe elements of their party.  We live in a time when only Muslims are terrorists, yet more Christian Terrorists have killed more U.S. citizens since 9/11.

The horrible thing about this is that our media is allowing it to happen by not calling out the candidates for their hate and endorsement of violence.  These nut jobs are getting a free pass from the institution that usually protects us from such wackos.  How is it that the “Fourth Estate” is so mum on these outrageous announcements?

Yes, tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day.  We are supposed to be happy for our freedom, liberties, and way of life.  Yet, as we sit down to our tables, what are we celebrating?  Will we celebrate a time when civil rights were a given, or will we celebrate the hate and violence of our time?

I hope that everyone uses tomorrow to reflect on our history, what we have been, what we are becoming, and what kind of country we want to be.  I also hope that we reject this hate and violence endorsed by Republican candidates and resoundingly beat them at the polls next year.  If not, we may not have Thanksgiving Day for long.

So, once again – Happy Thanksgiving?

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The last few day I have written about the hate that Republican candidates have spewed forth on the American public.  Last night, we saw that hate again, in violence.  This time, five people who were at a “sit down” protest for Black Lives Matter in Minneapolis were shot.

From the accounts so far, three men wearing masks arrived at the scene.  They were followed by some of the protesters because they had been there before and shouted racial slurs.  The men suddenly turned around and opened fire hitting five people.  Luckily, none of the injuries is life threatening.

This is another example of the turn to fascism that some of these Candidates are taking.  It is not hard to understand that this incident took place, especially in concert with Trump saying a Black Lives Matter protester who was beaten at one of his events “deserved to be roughed up.”

However, the candidates are not alone in this mess.  The Right Wing Media echo chamber, led by Fox News has been promoting violence ever since Barak Obama was elected President.  When the protests over people of color being shot and killed by police erupted, and Black Lives Matter arose, Fox News and the rest of the racist conservative media started with their “All Lives Matter” slogan.

I have been around a long time.  I witnessed the Civil Rights campaigns in the 50s and 60s.  I know what All Lives Matter is all about.  It is a white supremacist slogan.  What they are really saying is that “White Lives Matter More.”

Too many of todays Republican candidates have echoed this nonsense.  That is because they know that their white base is afraid of losing power.  They have demonized groups like Black Lives Matter because they share the racist beliefs of their base voters.  That is the only reason for the Syrian Refugee bans they want to put into place.

All of this talk is being fueled by people like Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and the rest of the Fox News echo chamber.  You will see column after column about Christmas trees being banned somewhere, but only one story on the Minneapolis shooting.  When they do start writing or talking about it, they will surely come up with “excuses” or “conspiracy theories” about how Black Lives Matter actually did the shooting.  It is truly sickening!

This group has incited white supremacists to violence.  Candidates won’t denounce the violence.  The right-wing media will also counter with “well they weren’t angels either.”  This hate has gotten so bad, the Mayor of Dallas recently said he fears white supremacists more than Syrian Refugees.  Remember, it is white supremacists that have done more killing of U.S. citizens than Muslim terrorists since 9/11.

It takes up to 24 months for a refugee to be vetted by the current process.  It takes five minutes for a white supremacist to purchase a shitload of guns at a gun show without having to endure a background check.  That refugee that had to wait 24 months to get into the country is considered more of a threat by Republicans than the wacko at the gun show.

We are seeing more and more blood being spilled in our streets.  This blood isn’t being shed by “radical Islamic terrorists” it is being spilled by “white Christian domestic terrorists.”  Trump, Carson, and Cruz say we should monitor Mosques for “radicalization” of worshipers.

What about the white supremacist churches?  Shouldn’t we be monitoring them for radicalization of their worshipers?  Every white supremacist group has a church on their compound.  Most even have crosses as part of their logo.

Why aren’t we bugging their churches to see what is going on inside?  Why aren’t we putting them on some sort of register so we can monitor their movements?  Simple.  The Republican candidates and the right-wing media need them for votes.  They need them to stir up fear.  They need them to cause violence.

The white supremacist movement has been alive and kicking long before Hitler and the Nazis.  It has tried to wrap itself in the cloak of  Christianity to act legitimate.  With the election of a black man as President in 2008 it has grown.  It has fed on the Tea Party and other conservative groups.  Now it is feeding candidates like Trump, Cruz, Rubio, and Huckabee.

The blood spilled last night, and at other incidents, are on the hands of people like Trump, Fox News, and the rest of the right-wing media propaganda machine.  They are feeding this hate with their inflammatory rhetoric.  They are promoting this hate and violence with innuendos aimed at anyone who is not white, Christian, and conservative.

As a result, I am afraid that this is going to be a long and violent campaign.  I hope I am wrong, but the early indications say I am correct.  To me, the only question is how high the body count will get before reason returns to America?

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The politics of hate are getting worse.  We are beginning to see hate invoked, especially by Republican candidates, grow by leaps and bounds.  The bad part of this is that too many Democrats are quietly allowing it to happen, even abetting it.  Those Democrats who voted for the House Refugee Bill have quietly abetted the hate towards Muslims.

But, the crown goes to Trump and Carson.  It extends to the rest of the Republican field by their almost complete silence on the matters.  As I watch what is happening, I sometimes wonder if this is the year 2015 or 1931.  I wonder that because some of the same tactics used by followers of Hitler are now being used by so-called conservatives today.

Last week, a black man showed up at a rally for Donald Trump in Birmingham, Al.  He shouted “black lives matter” and then removed his sweatshirt to reveal a T-Shirt saying the same things.  Apparently things got a little heated and Trump yelled “get him out of here.”  The man fell to the ground and was seen being beaten and kicked by several white attendees.  Yesterday, Trump said “the man probably should have been roughed up because he was obnoxious.”

This is at least the second time Trump refused to condemn an attack by his supporters on someone.  He refused to denounce supporters earlier when they beat up a homeless man in New York.  Then, yesterday Trump doubled down on his hatred towards African-Americans and played to the racism of his followers.  I guess he needed to justify the earlier attack.

He tweeted a bogus set of statistics that claimed that African-Americans are responsible for 82% of white people’s murders.  The list contains other bogus statistics as well.  He cites the Crime Statistics Bureau of San Francisco for the numbers.  Problem.  The Crime Statistics Bureau of San Francisco does not even exist!  Yet he claims that these statistics are for 2015, which isn’t even over yet.

On the other hand, the FBI who really keeps tabs on these statistics, says that in 2014, about 82% of white people murdered were murdered by other white people.  While Trump claims that 97% of black murders were committed by other blacks, the FBI says about 90% were killed by other blacks and about 7% were committed by whites.

These numbers reflect the real murder rates.  It is commonly known that murders mostly occur between people of the same race, because people are usually murdered by someone they already know.  So, blacks usually kill other blacks, and whites usually kill other whites.

There is only one reason to send out this tweet.  Feed the racism that is beginning to run rampant on the “conservative” side of politics.  There can be no other reason to submit such false statistics as fact.  To put it pure and simple, Trump is race-baiting his followers who really don’t need a reason.

Also yesterday, Trump said he “saw thousands” of Arab people cheering in Jersey City on 9/11.  This is a vile rumor that has been on the internet for years.  Trump claims he “saw it on TV.”  Problem is no one else can verify that information.  Mostly because it never happened.

He isn’t alone in this problem either.  Both he and Ben Carson believe that Muslims should be required to “register in a database” and that they should be required to carry “special ID cards.”  To be fair, most of the rest of the Republicans did dispute the database idea, but remained silent on the special ID card theory.  That is except for Cruz who doesn’t seem to think the database idea is all that bad.

There is a growing number of Republicans who think that Mosques should be closed.  If not completely closed, then at least “monitored” to make sure they aren’t “radicalizing” the followers.  Trump and Carson even believes that “water boarding” should be used on Muslim prisoners “to get better information.”  Carson says we should not give up water boarding in the name of political correctness.  Well, what about giving it up in the name of law, which forbids it.

Last week a group of Texans gathered outside a Mosque to “protest.”  They apparently felt they needed to be armed to the teeth in order to protest a place of worship.  Which is exactly what they did.  One carried a sign that said “the best way to stop Muslim terrorism” with an arrow pointing to another man with an assault rifle.  Let’s be honest, this wasn’t a protest, it was an attempt to intimidate worshipers at the Mosque.

The House bill on refugees makes it nearly impossible for any Syrian or Iraqi refugees to come to this country.  They even left out Cruz’s religious test that would allow “Christian” refugees into the country.   The Republicans claim the vetting of refugees is problematic.  Yet, when Gov. Snyder of Michigan was asked what the problems were, he couldn’t give an answer.  He just thinks it should be stronger.

So, I ask you.  It this the year 2015 or are we back in 1931?  The politics of fear and intimidation worked for Hitler.  Are Trump and the rest of the Republican field trying to mirror that victory?  In 1931 the target of the hate and intimidation were Jews.  Today the target is Muslims and African-Americans.

I am wondering when we will see our own group of black shirts or brown shirts marching in our streets.  I am wondering when we will begin to see “open intimidation” of opponents of this field on the streets.  If these politicians continue to defend such attacks, it will happen more often.

I never imagined that I would ever witness a major political party in this country stoop to such “gutter politics.”  Yes we went through Reagan’s “welfare queen” tantrums and other “scapegoat” politics in the past, but never to the point of violence.  Never to the point when the candidate supports such violence.

I also have to assume that the Party agrees with these tactics since their leaders have been mute over these incidents.  I don’t know what you wish to call all of this behavior.  I call it the beginnings of fascism.  Something my father and his generation fought to eradicate from the world.  I doubt the “greatest generation” would be very happy with what is going on in the Republican Party today.

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That headline might be somewhat puzzling to most of you.  But, I believe it must be asked.  We often hear about “American Exceptionalism” and the “Land of the Free.”  It is time to consider just what those terms actually mean.  Next week is Thanksgiving.  It is a time for us to reflect on our good fortune for living in such a good country.  And, yes, America is a good country.

The problem is that somewhere we seem to have lost our way.  Somewhere we have lost our vision.  Somewhere we seem to have lost our identity.  This is shown by the rhetoric that has permeated our politics for the last 7 years or so.  We have gone from a country where everyone can live their dream to one that claims only certain people can live the dream.

American Exceptionalism is not what the Republican candidates are saying it is.  To me, American Exceptionalism is the fact that Americans have a big heart.  It is the idea that we are all descended from immigrants.  That we understand that our country offers freedom and a chance for a better life to all people of the world.  It does not mean that we can start wars whenever we want because we don’t like others.  It is not denying civil rights to any group of people simply because they are different.  It is not closing our borders to those seeking safety.

Our laws say you have the right to believe in whatever god you choose.  You can worship however you want in peace.  It doesn’t matter what religion you choose, you have the right to believe in that religion.  Or, for that matter, you can choose to not believe in any religion.

Civil rights are supposed to be for everyone.  It doesn’t matter where you come from.  It doesn’t matter what you believe.  It doesn’t matter if you are different.  The Bill of Rights were designed to protect the minorities from being persecuted by the majority.

You are allowed to follow your dreams.  You are allowed to dream big or dream small.  You are allowed to exercise your right to say what you wish.  That is what freedom really means.  It means that regardless of who you are, where you come from, or what you believe, you have a right to live in peace with the same civil rights as everyone else.

American Exceptionalism is the very idea that when other people are in trouble, Americans open their hearts and even pocket books to help them.  It is idea that we open our doors to the oppressed and the frightened.  It is the idea that we as Americans believe that everyone has the right to live and live without fear.

I spent 20 years sitting in little rooms crammed with radios listening for people in trouble.  Once that call came in, I never asked what nationality they were, or what religion they were, or what race they were.  They were in trouble and it was my responsibility to get the machinery moving to get them help.  That is what America is really about.

Yet, today we hear things like all Muslims are terrorists. Refugees from a war-torn area of the world are being compared to “rabid dogs. We hear that homosexuals should face the death penalty for being homosexual. We are hearing that we should close our doors to refugees.

These words are not coming from private citizens.  They are coming from men and women who want to be our next President.  They are coming from people who claim to love our country and our constitution.  These are people who want to lead our future.

If they believe in these words, what kind of future will America have?  If they believe in these words, what kind of country will we have?  At what point is the American People going to say stop?  At what point is the American People going to say enough of the trash talk?  When are the American People going to say we are exceptional because we love our neighbors and are willing to help those who need help?  When are we going to become America again?

We are a country of immigrants.  We are a country of refugees.  We are a country that is supposed to be all-inclusive.  We are also a country of brave people who do not hide from shadows.  We face our fears and prove to the world that we are better than that.

This whole mess we are in has nothing to do with religion.  It has nothing to do with jobs.  It has nothing to do with “religious liberty.”  It has to do with whether or not we will be a people of love for others or a people full of hate and rage.  It has to do with whether or not we respect each other, or hate each other.

There is a large faction right now politicking in the idea that we should hate each other.  They are politicking that we should hate others.  They are politicking on the principle that only a few should enjoy the freedoms and liberties our constitution offers everyone.

That is not America.  That is not American Exceptionalism.  That is not what our country is about. As you look forward to our Thanksgiving Holiday next week, think about what America has always been. Maybe you too will ask, “Where has America Gone?”

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There are a lot of things to say about the terrorist attacks in Paris.  The one thing that cannot be overlooked is what those attacks have done right here in America.  Ever since Friday, we have heard an uptick in Dictatorship speak from politicians in this country.  I don’t say that lightly either.  But, the fact remains that the far-right wing is up in arms and don’t care that you know they want a dictatorship in America.

There is talk about “internment” camps for Syrian refugees.  We have had a real stupid man call all Muslims terrorists at a town hall meeting about building a Mosque.  We have Ben Carson doubling down on his no Muslim should be President.  We have Ted Cruz and Donald Trump wanting to place religious tests on refugees.  We have Donald Trump calling for closing Mosques and “spying” on them.

Jeb Bush wants a whole lot of “boots on the ground” in Syria and Iraq to “stamp out ISIS.”  It seems like everyone on the right is talking this way.  The House wants to pass a law that would make them the final say-so as to which refugees are allowed into the country.  Republican Governors are saying they “won’t accept any refugees.”

When you take everything into consideration, the wall, the deportations, the kill the gays, and now the refugee stuff, we are hearing all about why our country should be a dictatorship, from the very people who want to be President.  Fox News has reraised the “birther” bullshit.  They seem to forget that Cruz was not born in the U.S. though.

To show you just how ridiculous this has become, let us take that wonderful Ted Cruz from Texas, or Canada.  Yesterday he apparently was mad about the President calling him out for being stupid with his religious test for Syrian Refugees.  He wants only Christian Syrian refugees allowed to come here.

In his statement about those Christian Syrian refugees he said that “Christians would not be prone to be terrorists.”  Well, that is something that needs to be called out.  It was Christians that bombed and killed or wounded people at abortion clinics.  It was Christians that killed a doctor inside his own church because he performed abortions.  It was a Christian that blew up the Federal Building in Oklahoma City killing over 150 people including children.  It was a Christian the killed several Jewish Children at a day care center in Los Angeles.  It was a Christian who killed nine black people inside of their Christian church.

It was a Christian who was arrested for planning to go to a New York State city that is mostly Muslim with the intention of killing as many Muslims as possible.  It was a Christian who killed several people at a Temple in Wisconsin.  It was Christians who lynched countless of black men in the south since the Civil War.

May I also remind Mr. Cruz that he sat passively while a Christian Pastor spoke about how homosexuals should face the death penalty just because they are homosexuals?  I shouldn’t have to, Teddy spoke at that same conference.  And the list goes on, and on, and on, and on.

Now, maybe Ted Cruz has a different definition of “terrorism” than the rest of the world, because all of these acts are considered as “terrorism.”  So, it is a lie to say that “Christians are not prone to acts of terrorism.”  Just last year, Ted Cruz said we “should accept Syrian Refugees and it will be safe to do so.”  My how things change when you want to spread fear and hate.

If you look to Fox News birther shit again, it makes you wonder just what Ted Cruz is up to.  You all know that I am not one of those who believes in “conspiracy theories.”  But, just once let me ask you if just maybe Ted Cruz is the “Havana Candidate?”

We all remember the movie the Manchurian Candidate.  A former POW comes home and eventually runs for President.  But, just in the nick of time he is exposed as being brainwashed and is ready to set up a communist country here in America.

So, let’s look at the possibility that Ted Cruz is the Havana Candidate.  I don’t have all of the information on Teddy’s daddy, but from what I have been able to find in my research makes me wonder.  For example, Cruz admits that he fought on the side of Castro.  He also claims, according to Teddy’s book that he was some master planner.  His comrades at the time say he was a scared boy spray painting walls, but let’s assume he is telling the truth.

He was imprisoned by the Batiste Regime for his role in the “revolution.”  From what I can find, he left Cuba before Castro took control.  As a matter of fact, it has been reported that he bribed a government official in order to get his visa to this country.

In conservative speak, that would make him a communist!  So, what if Castro ordered him to come to America, have a child, groom that child to become a politician, and then eventually run of President in the hopes he would win and set up a Castro styled dictatorship in America?

But, as I said, I do not believe in conspiracy theories.  And, from what I have heard and read from Cruz, Sr. he isn’t smart enough to have been able to pull it off.  And, every time Teddy opens his mouth, he proves he isn’t smart enough to pull it off either.

But the real threat is that our Constitution allows people like him, Trump, Carson, Bush, Jindal, Huckabee, et. al. to spew forth their vile and filth.  We must endure their evil and desire to establish a dictatorship in our country.  If any of these ignoramus’ get to the White House, internment camps won’t be that far behind.

Those camps won’t be just for Muslims either.  They will be for liberals, Latinos, African-Americans, and anyone else who disagrees with them.  That is what this election is about.  Do we keep our democracy or do we move into dictatorship.  Only the voters have the answer.

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Let me take you back a few years.  At the time, George W. Bush was President of the United States.  He really wanted to go to war with Iraq.  He sent Colin Powell to the U.N. with what turned out to be faulty, if not false, information to prove Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.  This was his excuse to attack that nation.

Congress, in their zeal to stop WMDs from spreading, approved his war.  He tried to build a consensus of nations to support and supply additional troops for this war.  One country stood out saying they “would not” participate in this war.  That country was France.

The right-wing media went nuts!  Remember them calling things like “French fries” as “freedom fries” or “French toast” as “freedom toast?”  The hate towards France from the war mongers in this country was ferocious.  I can’t count the number of times France was blasted for their decision.  I even remember Fox News calling them “cowards” for not supporting their hero’s war in Iraq.

Now, several years later, these same clowns who tried to make France out to be evil doers for failing to support their unjust war, are loving France.  These same people are doing things like changing their Facebook page so it has the French Flag over their faces.  Suddenly, France is the symbol of fighting terrorism.  Suddenly, France is the right wing’s heroes.

However, before you applaud these conservatives for a “change of heart” don’t bother.  They are not experiencing a “change of heart.”  They don’t really “love” France today.  What they are doing is taking a tragic incident where over 100 innocent people were killed by terrorists, and trying desperately to make it a political point for their own purpose.

There purpose is to gain power here, and install a Christian Theocracy.  Meaning, democracy will go by the boards.  This point was made very clear when John Kasich said he would create a new government agency.  He would create an agency whose purpose would be to spread Judeo-Christian values.  More importantly, it would only advocate Judeo-Christian Western values.  I guess Eastern Christian values aren’t good enough for him.

The First Amendment says that the government shall declare no official religion.  Yet, a Presidential candidate wants to not only declare an official religion, he wants a radio broadcast around the world that tells everyone about it.  He says that this agency will talk about the “values of human rights, the values of democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of association.”

There is a real problem here.  According to his fellow Republican candidates, Freedom of Speech only counts if you are a Christian.  If you are a Muslim and say anything that could remotely be considered as anti-Christian, you should be deported or put in jail.  Yet, Christians can say anything they want about Islam and are only exercising their Freedom of Speech.

By the way, may I recommend to John Kasich that he look at something called “the Voice of America.”  This has been around for decades and is intended to talk to oppressed people with what democracy and freedom are about.  They are not about Judeo-Christian values.  Judeo-Christian values deny democracy and want to control the people just as much as any dictatorship.

All of the ranting about denying Syrian refugees access to our country is just that.  It is hate speech intended to prove to all “true Americans” that they are defending us by sentencing those “others” to death at the hands of terrorists.  That is the true American way for these nut jobs.

This hate speech from these  irresponsible candidates are triggering “terrorist” attacks against Mosques in America.  The number of attacks against Mosques have risen dramatically, especially since the Paris attack.  It is so bad, Republicans want you to be terrified of 3-year old orphans.  Really?

The GOP has totally lost it!  They have no clue about anything, except hate and bigotry.  They are stoking the flames of fear and hate in order to get the nomination from their wacko wing of the party.  They are playing up to the bigots.  They are playing up to the racists.  That is their idea of Democracy.

I guaranty that if you look at your Facebook page and see all of those “updated photos” to show support to France, you will remember the hate many of those same people hurled at France for not going to war in Iraq with us.  The conservatives who changed their photo are not doing so to show “support” for France, it is to show “support” for killing off Muslims.

I find it sickening that so many people are “proud” of being hateful.  If that is their definition of Christianity, I am even more glad I don’t share their warped view of the world.  Just remember, France announced today that they will accept another 30,000 Syrian Refugees into their country!  The cowards in the Republican party don’t want us to take any.

I guess Republicans don’t want us known as the “home of the brave” anymore.


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