Let’s Shoot the First Amendment

Sometimes people simply are Vulnerable and this is self-evident.

Sometimes given the huge Diversity of our population, and of the world, certain groups of people can benefit from Entitlement programs due to the entitlement claimed by others as the result of luck, greed, arrogance, or ignorance.

It is interesting that those that do not have to deal with being transgendered think they have the right to deny it even exists–this is a hide-your-head-in-sand approach to life.

We were all fetuses at one point in our lives, this is both Evidence-based and Science-based.

Are we seriously going to stand by, with our heads in a dark place, while the roots of the Second World War or McCarthyism get played out all over again?

Banning the CDC from using the above highlighted words should be an affront to all Americans.

Remember when even Catcher in the Rye was banned?

The heck with the Second Amendment, this is a direct assault on the First Amendment–perhaps the First Amendment will get shot by the Second Amendment.

Charles Buell

Heads in the Sand

As Americans, as human beings, it is essential we stand when necessary, kneel when necessary and even crawl when necessary.

When we stand when we should kneel, or kneel when we should stand, or crawl when standing and walking would have been better, is a great way to fail as a human being and as an American.

When we fail to allow those around us to act as their conscience dictates–that is the most un-American thing of all.

There is one other position that is worse than making a mess of the other choices, and that is keeping our heads in the sand.

Charles Buell

NOTHING HAPPENS!

Whatever is going on with this question about statues, likely has nothing to do with the actual statues or the people immortalized by them.

Whether the statues are of horses asses (and lots of them have horses in them) or of persons deemed worthy of being revered, they are all mostly stone, steel, brass or other materials longer lasting than the people could ever be themselves.

I personally cannot imagine wanting a statue of Mussolini or Rommel in my back yard, but having such a statue in itself means no more than the meaning we place on it.

If these objects incite persons to do bad things, there are laws in place to punish those scofflaws.

Statues can be reminders of how great the persons were or what crooks or horses’ asses they were.  Most probably do both things–depending on the viewer.

Regardless of who the statue portrays, not a single one is likely without sin, and birds shit on them all indiscriminately as they stand in the hot sun, rain, sleet and snow.

We should all be as birds and not take them so seriously.

The stories people create around statues is both an opportunity for discovery and awareness, but they can also exacerbate discord as they bump up against other people’s stories.

It is the stories that are the problem, not the statues.

History can teach, but only if we are willing to be students.

Guess what happens when you walk by a statue and ignore it?

Nothing happens.

Sometimes it is important to ignore ignorant people as well.

 

Charles Buell