A Suicidal Mandate

On Friday May 13th the Obama administration threw down the gauntlet.

Through a Department of Education edict, “transgender students must be allowed to participate in such activities and access such facilities consistent with their gender identity.” If a school refuses to comply, the federal government may sue and/or withhold funding. Yes ladies and gentlemen (yes, those are the only two sexes (“genders”), and yes, sex is a permanent trait), the Obama administration is extorting the children of America to force compliance with its “civil” rights agenda.

This move by the administration had interesting timing for me personally because I had recently listened to an episode of Louder with Crowder in which Steven had a discussion with Walt Heyer, a transgender man who had undergone sex “reassignment” surgery then later returned to embracing his male sexuality. During the discussion, Walt exposed a shocking statistic: 41% of transgender people in the United States attempt suicide. Apparently this is regardless of environment, support system, hormones, surgery – 4 out of every 10 transgender people in the United States attempt suicide.

Put aside for a moment the concept of being “born this way” or whether or not it is possible to be born into a body you don’t belong in. Put aside the discussions about “dignity”, or “equality”, or transgender rights.

This administration has mandated that at a vulnerable age, people who are confused about their gender, people who are struggling with their identity, people who are trying to figure out their life, must be treated as the gender of their choosing. The same administration frequently uses the logic “if it only saves one life” in order to justify gun control. Why then would they mandate a policy that places young people at a higher risk of suicide?

Why?

Power.

The left has spent decades amassing power under the guise of “anti-discrimination” and they will stop at nothing to protect that power, including the sacrifice of children.

If the progressive left allows ANY discrimination to be legitimized, what is to stop ALL discrimination from becoming legitimate? Whether or not that would ever happen is irrelevant. The left is not willing to take that chance. It would mean the risk of losing their power – losing control of the cultural meat cleaver they use to beat us into submission.

To the end of preservation of power, no means is unjustified, including the use of schools to inculcate a child into walking a path with a 41% chance of ending in suicide.

A suicidal mandate indeed.

Why Trump Has Gravity

Many people, ranging from well-known political pundits to just your typical “man on the street,” are wondering how someone like Donald Trump can have so much traction in the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential candidacy. I’ve wondered the same thing myself. For me, some of what he says resonates, but there are too many unforced errors in his words, too much celebrity. It doesn’t really feel presidential.

Then I look at the headlines…

Empty seat at the state of the union as a political prop for gun control. How about an empty seat for those shot and killed in the gun control utopia of Chicago? A Syrian refugee at the state of the union while we have refugees raping, stealing, and dealing drugs en masse in Europe, the harbinger of mass immigration from the Middle East. The country is safe even though we have no idea who is coming into the country. Taxes. Debt. People out of the workforce. Microaggressions. Safe spaces. HIllary. Bernie.

And it hits me…

The Trump phenomenon is a perfectly normal response to the lunacy emanating from the ivory towers. Why not have a hot headed celebrity as a presidential candidate when the opposition is the Wizard of Oz? Nothing to see here, just don’t look behind the curtain!

Really?

Then maybe we need someone who will tear down the curtain, set it on fire, kick the Wizard out into the street (without his coat), demolish the ivory towers, and relocate their former occupants to the ghettos they created.

Enough with sophomoric, feel good garbage. Give us hard, cold facts. Make us stew in it. Slap us in the face with the consequences of ignorance borne of politicians perfectly happy to dumb down and placate the masses so long as they continue to enjoy lobster lunches and dinner parties with the upper crust.

Reality will eventually bite. Whether it brakes through flesh and shatters bone is a question of how long it has been ignored.

And we’ve been ignoring reality for a long, long time.

Why We Need Happy Holidays

As is unfortunately becoming commonplace, we once again have to suffer through a holiday season tainted by the politicization of what should be a time of warmth, remembrance, and joy. Thanksgiving Day was littered with posts, memes, and editorials about Pilgrims = Refugees and National Genocide Day. Leave it to the left to try to drown everyone in their misery.

If there is any time of year when we should put down our political swords and shields and do our best to get along, it is the Thanksgiving > Christmas > New Years holidays. Yet instead of bellies full of turkey and stuffing we got emails full of Thanksgiving table talking points for making sure your relatives come to terms with how awesome Democrats are.

Why is it that the political right embraces the holidays while the left reacts with indifference or even hostility? Because the right needs a periodic escape from reality and the left does not, because the left doesn’t ever deal with reality.

The left believes it is morally superior because it *feels* that way. The left is an emotional position. If it feels right or good it must be. The right is a logical position. On the right, emotions are tempered by logic. This is why the left is able to characterize the right as callous and uncaring.

In truth, the right is far more emotional than the left, because the right has to deal with the tragedy of realizing that you just can’t help everyone. However much you desire for all to be happy, it cannot be made to be so. The left never faces this. To do so would shatter the illusion of goodness.

The right is always aware of the abyss. That is why we feel such joy when we are able to achieve something good. Because we know the bad.

This is why we need the holidays to be happy. Why we decorate our homes with garland and lights, listen to 70 year old Christmas music, wear Santa hats. Because once these few weeks are over we will pick up our swords and shields, turn our backs to the abyss and fight the good fight. The holidays is our respite, our time to recharge, to reflect.

Happy Holidays everyone.

Free to Discriminate

The ridiculous gnashing of teeth over passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana need to be quelled, so here it is:

If we are not free to discriminate, we are not free.

You may not like it if someone refuses to bake a cake for a homosexual ceremony, but that does not give you the right to force them to do so.

You and I would agree if you said it was despicable that a crotchety old white man refused to serve a hamburger to another man because he had dark skin, but you and I would not agree if you insisted that the crotchety old white man be made to serve the hamburger.

Discrimination should not be celebrated…

…but it should not be criminalized.

I realize this is a monumental concept to absorb, but we must address it – right here, right now – lest we ultimately cede our freedom, our ability to think and act of our own accord.

Discrimination is a completely natural behavior. We discriminate when we choose who to date, who to marry, where to go to school, where to work, where to eat. Discrimination is innate. It is instinctive. To criminalize discrimination is not to eliminate it, it is to allow one person’s opinion as to what is “ok” to be enforced as superior to another person’s “ok.”

If we criminalize discrimination, and we have, we will have given government the ability to look into our most private, personal decisions and punish us for those decisions deemed “bad” by some panel, or special interest. Government will have the power to tell us who we can hire, who we can fire, who we must serve, what we must allow. Anti-discrimination will be a blanket motive for insidious and totalitarian government overreach.

People have said the Indiana law is dangerous. And how would you describe a government able to tell you who you must work for.

And that’s exactly what this is. The decision as to whether or not we can decide whom we want to serve with our labor. Who we choose to bake a cake for.

If discrimination is illegal, we can be forced to provide our labor to someone we would rather not. We no longer have free will. We are not free.

This “conversation” regarding Indiana’s RFRA needs to launch a campaign to carry that concept to it’s farthest end, that is, the complete reversal of anti-discrimination law, with one exception, discrimination in government.

Why?

Because government is the only entity on the face of the earth with intrinsic monopoly power. Imagine a government that refused to give you a driver’s license because of the color of your skin. Or that taxed you at a higher rate because of your higher income – wait – you mean our government is DISCRIMINATING?! I guess some discrimination is good after all.

This issue is not fuzzy or malleable. It is absolute.

If we are not free to discriminate, we are not free.

ISIS Goes Medieval

So, Obama used his moment at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast to point out that although ISIS “carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism,” it’s important for us to remember that people have used the teachings of Jesus to justify acts of barbarism, such as the Crusades, the Inquisition, slavery, and Jim Crow [laws].

The Crusades?

The CRUSADES?!

Anyone with a modicum of intellectual curiosity knows that the Crusades was a reaction to medieval barbarism. It was a retaliation. A rejection. As a matter of fact, Mr. Obama, the Crusades were launched to fight the medieval version of ISIS.

But wait a minute.

I thought this wasn’t about religion? Isn’t it you and your administration that are bending over backwards to disassociate Islam from ISIS? Then why choose to invoke Christianity at all? Isn’t religion irrelevant to current conditions in the Middle East?

I am floored by the relativism. I have actually witnessed a person condemn the Crusades while the world is witnessing the barbarism that motivated them. What kind of fool…

Never mind. I forgot who we’re talking about here.

It’s Not Immigration, It’s Invasion

Immigrate is defined in Webster’s dictionary as:

“…to come into a country of which one is not a native for permanent residence”

That is, immigrants, by definition, enter a country, a nation state, a sovereign people with the express intent of becoming a permanent resident of that nation state. When a would be immigrant declares their intent as taking back “stolen” territory, they cease to be an immigrant and instead become an invader. They are no longer entering a country to become a resident of that country. They are entering a country to take territory away from that country, to occupy and control territory on behalf of another entity.

That is not immigration, it is invasion.

There are known and vocal groups that openly declare their intent not to immigrate, but to convert, return, occupy, overtake territory currently part of the United States on behalf of a foreign entity. Turn on the news or visit your favorite news website. Look at photographs and watch videos of the pro-illegal immigration protests. Mexican flags flying. United States flags trampled and burned. There is no intent to assimilate, no intent to adopt our system of law, no intent to become a citizen of the United States at all.

That is not immigration, it is invasion.

And how is our federal government responding to this invasion? You know, the one charged with securing the border and maintaining citizen safety and health? We’ll they’re providing housing, food, water, medical care, transportation. They’re locating sympathizing compatriots who will take them into their homes, shield them from deportation proceedings, help them take advantage of our generous welfare system. Our own government is aiding the invaders, ceding territory, moving them into our cities.

This is more than an outrage, it is traitorous. Men and women have died and will die to protect the United States – all of it, every one of us and every mile of our borders. The very government that sends them to die is actively assisting the destruction of what they die for.

Swine

Please read this investigative report by journalist Todd Starnes. In it he exposes an active cover up of the medical condition of the illegal immigrant children who are increasingly coming into the United States. Among things being hidden are cases of swine flu, tuberculosis, lice, and scabies.

Medical staff identifying these conditions are being told not to discuss it under threat of arrest. They are being denied access to communication devices such as mobile phones while inside immigrant housing facilities.

Many of these immigrants arrived at these housing facilities after travel on commercial vehicles such as buses and aircraft. That means the general public might have been exposed to a number of diseases previously eradicated in this country.

This concealment of a very real threat to public health and safety is done at the behest of the Department of Health and Human Services, a very clear indication that the federal government has abdicated its responsibility of public health in deference to a desire for political advantage. That’s right citizens, your health and safety is not as important as political power.

Swine flu does not discriminate. Scabies does not discriminate. They do not ask who you voted for in the 2012 elections. They do not ask whether you are a “liberal” or a “conservative”. Yet there are many who will continue to support the very people who are allowing, indeed mandating, that those infected with these diseases remain in the United States and be spread to various facilities around the country.

This is an outrage. My wife and my child deserve better than this. My friends and colleagues deserve better than this. The liberals down the street who support this administration deserve better than this. None of them deserve to contract tuberculosis because politicians want to control the “optics” of the illegal immigration problem.

Write your representative today.

Write your senator today.

Swine flu ladies and gentlemen. Swine flu is walking across our border, being identified by medical personnel who are then told to keep quiet or be arrested.

There is a word for people who support and mandate such a thing.

Criminal?

Sociopath?

Swine.

Eich and The Smoking Gun

If you follow conservative news media you already know the story of Brendan Eich, inventor of JavaScript and the man hired as CEO of Mozilla, most widely known today as the company behind the Firefox web browser.

While Brendan was wholly qualified for the job, he was asked to resign (fired) only weeks after beginning his tenure as CEO. Why you ask? Was he caught stealing technological secrets and selling them to the competition? Was his claim to be the inventor of JavaScript found to be a lie? Did he embezzle company funds? Make a fraudulent boast?

No, silly. None of those frivolous things. He did something much, much worse. He thought that marriage should be defined as a relationship between a man and a woman.

You see, Brendan Eich donated $1,000 in support of California’s Proposition 8, which sought to define “marriage” as between a man and a woman. And you know who simply can’t abide that? Liberals. Oh yes, those people who profess to be “tolerant” and just want everyone to be accepted and accepting. Those people? Well, Brendan Eich supported something that the “tolerant” just couldn’t tolerate, so they set out to get him fired.

If your belief system runs contrary to what liberals believe is right, you will be destroyed. You will not be able to keep a job. You will not be able to live in peace. You will not be able to enjoy your life. Because you don’t deserve that. You don’t believe “the right way.”

But let’s shift the focus for a moment, away from the thought police and toward the reason Brendan Eich was targeted in the first place. His donation records were leaked by *someone* at the IRS. This is a fraud. It is a fraud to make public the identities of those who make political donations, yet *someone* at the IRS did so.

So let’s bring this full circle. Right now the IRS is being investigated for bias against “conservative” political advocacy organizations in as much as delaying their requests for tax exempt status and possibly coordinating with other federal agencies in order to intimidate and oppress. Defenders claim that politically motivated bias in the IRS is laughable, a frivolous claim, that there is no systematic corruption or agenda.

I say that is irrelevant. An entire segment of American society believes it is ok to deny someone a job because of a social opinion. A cultural movement claims the title “liberal” while denigrating and destroying those with differing views. With these people spread throughout our society, our organizations, our businesses, our government, you don’t need systematic corruption, individuals acting on impulse will achieve the same results, that is: political donor lists leaked to the public, tax exempt applications delayed or denied, and people with the wrong opinion chased out of good jobs.

There is talk of no “smoking gun” connecting the White House with actions taken by the IRS. There is no need for one. Ideology trumps all. The ideological connection is the smoking gun.

Executive Affliction

This week Barack Obama issued a mandate via the Treasury that businesses affirm that they are not shedding full-time employees to avoid the Obamacare insurance mandate:

Treasury officials said Monday that businesses will be told to ‘certify’ that they are not shedding full-time workers simply to avoid the mandate. Officials said that employers will be told to sign a ‘self-attestation’ on their tax forms affirming this, under penalty of perjury.

Supporters of Obama’s executive actions characterize his usurpation of executive power as laudable because it is being used to help people. The above is proof that he is not.

If Obama wished to use executive power exclusively to help people, he would not use it to eliminate the ability to identify when something harms people. People are losing their jobs because of Obamacare. They are being harmed. Obama has now silenced the voices who would say so. In effect, he has used executive power to harm. He has used executive power to silence opposition to harm, to speak freely in an effort to stop and reverse harm, thus attempting to guarantee the continuation and expansion of harm.

This is a sinister act. Congress must stop this.

Magically Benevolent

For some reason, the political left thinks that their government, the government they would build were they in charge, would be totally incapable of doing anything wrong. That is, if the left were in charge, every single person, every single policy, every single action taken by or on behalf of government, would be good.

While patently absurd, I can only conclude this is what the left believes to be true, otherwise, why would they advocate for ever more government?

Let me posit this another way:

Were there an admission that government is made of human beings and no human being is completely good, there could be no argument that government can be completely good, therefore no argument for an all-powerful government. That said, since the left advocates for an all-powerful government, and views all-powerful government as good, the only conclusion is that the left believes that all leftists are good, that the only bad people are those who do not believe as they do.

This goes a long way to explaining why the left hates the right. We are evil. The only reason government does bad things is because we are a part of it. If only we were expunged and forbidden from being involved, all would be good. Think I’m exaggerating? Consider the recent comments by the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo,

If they are extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York.

Pro life? Get out. Fiscally conscious? You’re outta here.

Now imagine those words spoken by the President of the United States.

Chilling to say the least.

What’s so ludicrous about the left’s apparent belief that “they” are good and “others” are bad, is that people move right to left and left to right along the political spectrum. Do people actually believe that you become magically benevolent when you become a leftist? And who determines where the line is drawn between almost and all the way there?

This is the same ridiculous logic behind defining “rich” as making over $200,000 a year. So if I make $199,999.99 I’m not “rich” but one penny more and I’m an evil capitalist extorting labor from the poor and helpless.

Magically benevolent?

More like chronically malevolent.