Considering ‘Empathy’; what about the American Flag??

One Nation, under GOD, with liberty and justice for ALL.

Didn’t take long for someone to be OFFENDED BY THE AMERICAN FLAG. When Debbie McLucas, one of four hospital supervisors at Kindred Hospital (Texas), came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive. “I was just totally speechless. I was like, ‘You’re kidding me,'” McLucas said.

An American Flag…OFFENSIVE???  McLucas’ husband and sons are former military men. Her daughter is currently serving in Iraq as a combat medic.  Stifling a cry, McLucas said, “I just wonder if all those young men and women over there are really doing this for nothing.”  McLucas said the supervisor who complained has been in the United States for 14 years and is from Africa. McLucas said that supervisor took down the flag herself…..I wonder if this ‘supervisor’ is also from Kenya.  What other ‘freedoms’ are we going to forfeit with this new administration? Ms. McLucas was ALLOWED to put her flag up again, but does that matter? Someone higher up than the African allowed it to happen. Frightening.

Just the facts, ma’am…

Does “empathy” mean bending the law to favor certain groups? Yep.

According to the American Heritage New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, the word ’empathy’ means “Identifying oneself completely with an object or person, sometimes even to the point of responding physically, as when, watching a baseball player swing at a pitch, one feels one’s own muscles flex”.

Case in point: Nothing demonstrates the fatal dangers from judicial “empathy” more than Judge Sotomayor’s decision in a 2008 case involving firemen who took an exam for promotion. After the racial mix of those who passed that test turned out to be predominantly white, with only a few blacks and Hispanics, the results were thrown out.

Empathy = Activist? Judges on either side of the political spectrum have shown themselves to be activist to the extent that they are willing to overturn laws enacted by a democratically elected legislature, to ignore established precedent and to stretch the clear language of the Constitution or a law to arrive at a desired end. Well said, from vindy.com.

And what does all of this mean? A whole bunch of nothin’, really. If the law was followed as it is written, then we would not need the Supreme Court, whether they were black, white, hispanic, polka-dotted, man, woman or child.  An opinion of another means nothing, really, simply because that opinion changes with the circumstances and the persons involved. It’s like the word ‘intent’ in the legal world. Proving a mind-set and not the law is DANGEROUS.

Can’t we all just get along? That made me laugh just typing that…anyway, Newt Gingrich calls Sonia Sotomayor a racist…classic.  “Imagine a judicial nominee said, ‘My experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.’ New racism is no better than old racism,” Mr. Gingrich said. Still giggling at that one simply because I wish I’d said it first!

Barack HUSSEIN Obama calls Sotomayor ‘brilliant’. I’m interested in knowing what his definition of brilliant is? We’re in the hole nearly 800 trillion. BRILLIANT???

Stop it…STOP IT….my side hurts…

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