A potluck dinner.
You may be attending one soon, or perhaps have experienced one in the past.
It is fair to say that I have been to over 100 in the last 20 years of my life. These experiences are mostly associated with congregations of my faith. Potluck dinners are an inexpensive way to feed lots of people. Each guest or family contributes foodstuff. It is a give and take situation. But not all contribute.
Which brings me to why America’s populace resembles a potluck dinner. I am going for an illustration depicting the attitude and behaviors of America’s populace. Please forgive me for exaggerating the time of arrival of some the potluck goers. I realize there are exceptions. This is just for fun. The political torrent of candidates and some of their followers are manifesting troubling attitudes and behaviors. So here I go. Continue reading
If you would like a simple read on one significant aspect of Antonin Scalia’s passing, consider this post from a friend of mine.
My friend, who writes under the penname–Basic Guy–has a problem with the trendy academic approach undermining our divine Constitution. Academic drifts are “tossed to and fro.” They argue, in the words of Basic Guy, that “originalists” like Scalia, “are old fashioned and cannot possibly keep up with the times… We live in the day of the information highway and along with advances in science and technology we have far out-distanced the Founding Fathers. We need a constitution for our time that meets modern needs and lives up to the intellect we have achieved over 200 plus years.”
I am not sure how much intellect we have achieved that would surpass the logic and reasoning of our Founding Fathers. Like my friend, I don’t buy the argument.
At the last Republican Presidential debate it was once again obvious that candidates have to tip-toe around certain issues to make sure they don’t offend, are political correct, and not contrary to current trends (even though the trends lack judgment and reason).
I would like to add my voice to that of D.C. McAllister (Threats Of Drafting Women Reveal The Lies Of Equality) and Amy Otto (Why Drafting Women Would Be A Big Mistake). I think it’s time to look into the eyes of our dear wives, mothers, daughters and sisters and excuse political correctness and the quest for equality.
War is hell. The brutality, the immorality, the bloodshed, the rapine, the utter destruction is contrary to both male and female. But war is constant and prevalent in our day as it has been in past generations. In all most all cases bad men start wars. Women do not. Therefore, good men should finish them. Continue reading