More Second Thoughts, Round Three
At first glance, President Obama's selection of this years's winners of "The Presidential Medal of Freedom" seems bizarre. Lee Hamilton, Willie Mays, Yogi Berra, Shirley Chisholm and Barbara Mikulski, music entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Indian activist Billy Frank, Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Spielberg, Barbara Streisand, James Taylor, and Jap rights activist Minoru Yasui. Gee, what is warhawk Lee Hamilton doing with these freaks? The only other straight white male with a name ending in a consonant, James Taylor, is a drug-using mental patient.
On second thought, perhaps it is perfect. This is the face of the new America--'athaletes,' entertainers, and professional whiners. Shirley Chisholm is perhaps the perfect choice for this president. When running for the presidency herself, a reporter asked how she could carry out her ridiculous Marxist promises if Congress opposed her. I'd rule, she declared, by executive fiat. A real path-breaker and model for a President who wishes to rule by executive orders=executive fiat.
If American politicians wish to import enemies of Christianity, doesn't that make the politicians anti-Christians?
If Marco Rubio is correct in saying that America was founded on Christian principles, does that make Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison un American?
If Marco Rubio is right that the American "founding" declares that rights come not from earthly sovereignty but from God, shouldn't he repudiate the Scriptures that say nothing of the kind?
If black lives really matter, why are they wasting them on noisy demonstrations and irrational diatribes?
If black lives matter, why do so many black young men sell drugs, rob, rape, and murder other blacks?
If Islam is a religion of peace, why can't they seem to get along even with each other?
If democracy is the least bad form of government, as Churchill insisted, can we try something a little worse, just to see if we can find political leaders on a higher level than Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Marco Rubio?
If women were really subjugated by men for a million years, weren't they made to be slaves?
More to Come....