Local government boards have long opened meetings with a religious invocation. In recent years, counties that have regularly opened with Christian prayer have been forced to revisit their practices. A federal judge ruled earlier this year that the practice of opening meetings in nearby Rowan County with only Christian prayers violated the U.S. Constitution. The county is appealing the ruling.
I am a libertarian conservative. I believe, myself, in traditional America. That, may be long gone. Really, it is. Sorry friends.
I have many memories growing up in the 70’s. It was wonderful. And what I expected. Those times are gone. I can talk politics about those times. Those times are not now.
These days. These days when children do not get to learn of our greatness. Of how important our Constitution is. That remains. Not learned.
That Constitution, Its a partnership between the living, and the dead. So there. None of this is taught today. Its a pact between good. And bad. If I say this, well, these days, I dunno. I’m a dullard.
Listen. Pledge your honor.
I know why. I know why our forefathers were sacked, killed, or died. They did. They were men of means. Not hungry men. Not fanatical incendiaries. They had all to loose.
Not my words. I see why some seek to take us, as they say, into circles.
But we, sadly, are coming up on that time. A time of challenge. Once again. I hope all of you can stand fast. Stand fast for common sense. Storms are a quality of life. That. That is the answer.
Think about it. Come home with a black eye. But stand for it. Think about your Honor. Claim it.
The LCD will not get it.
Plan for bad times. Help your fellow man. To an extent.
Be involved in your local government. Not only is it fascinating, but if you believe in God, country and self, well, there you go.
We will get what we deserve.
That, is the sum of it Americans,
The 1st Amendment is important:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
But one graphic reminder of why the 2nd is more so:
Gun control advocates can wail and gnash their teeth about 2nd Amendment rights and gun violence in this Country. Our founders meant for the Constitution and its Bill of Rights to protect us from potentially dangerous central and state government.
But the world is a violent place, and a disarmed populace is vulnerable. And not only to its own government.
…but because the basis to refuse to answer questions posed by law enforcement is grounded on long-standing constitutional principles, which sadly, many today do not know.
Understand though, that the above video depicts exchanges at inland checkpoints, not ports of entry. The latter being a very different place.
Disclaimer; I failed Con-law 101 the first time I took it, long ago.
Very good educational resources, brought to you by Hillsdale College.
And, if you like to Read.