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…

Now onto other misdeeds

Here’s a great big Praise the Lord: The California Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage today. Thankfully the state of California stopped letting the gays run the government…at least for a little while.

But onto bigger things…Some states want to secede from the United States. Why? With Obama in office and every Democrat assuming we want to hear their opinion on how to rule the world, we understand how BIG government is getting. This ‘thing’, otherwise called Socialism, is nearer than ever before. The Tax ‘Tea Parties’ are a perfect example of how tired America is with BIG government. The ‘big bailout of America’ rapidly gives government the right to run, buy, sell, dissolve or fund banks, corporations, carmakers, hospitals, abortion clinics, churches….all of this for this so-called ‘democracy’. Don’t even get me started on parental rights.

Can a state actually secede? I really don’t know…but this I do know: militias are forming to protect first amendment rights. How far can it go? I’ll tell you this, I would have never thought in a MILLION years that someone like Obama would have ever gotten past a first primary much less be president. In other words, ANYTHING is possible.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. U.S. Constitution, Tenth Amendment.

And the next big thing is: A nomination to the United States Supreme Court! HIDE YOUR GUNS. Here are some excerpts from Ken Blackwell’s opinion piece in Fox News dated 5/26/09:

In the past year, the biggest question courts now face is whether the Second Amendment applies to the states. That may sound crazy, but the reality is that the Bill of Rights only controls the federal government, it doesn’t apply directly to states or cities. Only the parts of the Bill of Rights that are “incorporated” through the Fourteenth Amendment apply to the states…….President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor is a declaration of war against America’s gun owners and the Second Amendment to our Constitution. If gun owners mobilize and unite, it’s possible (though unlikely) to stop this radical nominee.

Mr. Blackwell knows the Constitution and the Rights thereof. We are slipping away as a ‘free country’ to a controlled police action…sadly, so few Americans realize what is going on around them. You can read his entire article here. Click here to see his site, which I recommend.

Who’s keeping score? The government, of course. From the third quarter of 2008 to the first quarter of 2009 — the latest data available — the average TransUnion credit score dropped 6 points to 651, the credit bureau says. Scores fell more dramatically in states hardest hit by the housing bust: California saw a 10-point drop, for example, and Arizona, 11 – according to USA Today:

Banks are closing a record number of credit card accounts and reducing millions of dollars in credit lines. That could boost the percentage of credit consumers are using, hurting their scores.

What does that mean to you and me? An eventual control of our finances by the government. When we get to the point that we cannot buy cars and houses anymore, the government will come in on the white horse of triumph to save the day…but the ability to pay at all will be an assumption, considering the CURRENT economy and the CURRENT unemployment rates. It’s kinda like the ‘company store’…you’ll owe your LIFE to it.

We own nothing on this earth…we are simply stewards until we are called back. I suggest you take care of whatever you have left.

Sadly, the day ain’t over yet…