A War Of Words


Pic of the day:  Pobřežní děla v boji s loďstvem (Shore Guns in a Fight with the Fleet) by Bohulim Kubista  (1913)

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CAUGHT in the whirlwind of these war times, without any real information or any perspective upon the great changes that have already occurred or are about to be enacted, lacking all premonition of the future, it is small wonder that we ourselves become confused as to the meaning of impressions which crowd in upon us or of the value of the judgments we are forming. It would seem as though no event had ever destroyed so much of the precious heritage of mankind, confused so many of the clearest intellects or so thoroughly debased what is highest.

Sigmund Freud, Reflections on War and Death (1918)

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Man, there is a lot of bullshit flying around these days.    The Government is not God pac is at war with reality, and it is a war of words.  They are saying, among other things that President Obama will:

1) Force Christian schools to hire non Christian teachers.

2) Force Christian organizations to pay for abortions.

3) Force courts to accept Sharia law in domestic disputes

I have a great many things to say about this, but when boiled down every argument against this silliness boils down to a single statement in response.

That is the stupidest bullshit I have ever heard in my entire fucking life and I’ve been around longer than you, are you fucking people high?

Let’s look at these claims one at a time, and see what we find.

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1) The first claim above is based entirely on the fact that the solicitor general argued in a case in front of the supreme court that a teacher who thought she was was wrongfully fired should be allowed to bring a discrimination lawsuit against a Christian school, which at present is not allowable.  There are constitutional protections involved.

The solicitor general lost that case 9-0.  On the basis of that, there are people saying the President wants to force non Christians to work in Christian schools.

The separation of church and state came to the schools rescue.  That particular move by the solicitor general was dumb, and an overreach by that office.  But just because the solicitor general is guilty of overreach in one case (where he was rightfully defeated, and soundly at that) does not mean that the President is of like mind, or would even begin to attempt any such move.  He is a baptist, he would not take away the rights of any church, particularly if that move would affect his congregation.

So that kills that first claim.

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2) This forced paying for abortion claim is ludicrous. Religious organizations do not have to provide coverage for that, nor do they have to refer anyone to organizations that do provide such.  The government does not have the power to force any Christian organization to hand over money to any doctors anywhere who would perform an abortion on any woman.

Ever.

There is this thing we have in America that keeps the government out of the hair of such organizations.

It’s called the constitution.  These people really should read the fucking thing before shooting off their mouths like that.

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3) Message to the people who put out the claim that the President will force courts to accept sharia law:  The executive Branch cannot force the Judicial branch to accept any particular law.

A short aside:  no Baptist (and the President is a Baptist {get over it}) would want Sharia law in America.  End of statement.

There is a basic reason this claim rings false.  It’s called the separation of powers.  I was taught the basics on that when I was 8 years old.  Guess whoever put out this horse shit didn’t go to any school on any level that taught social studies, or history, or civics, or anything worth learning for that matter.

Or maybe numbnuts who came up with this majored in “douchebaggery”

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And on top of all that douchebaggery, I find out that Mitt Romney is out there saying the the President is trying to cut voting rights for our Military, despite the fact that that is quite simply not true.

How do I find out about this?  I read facebook, and someone I know posts something on his wall saying and I quote “Oppose Obama’s Lawsuit against Military Voting Rights.”

Ya know, if there was such a thing I would vehemently oppose it.  I went looking for it.  Wanna know what I found?

Nothing.  Not a single god blessed thing.  EXCEPT FOR STATEMENTS BY MITT ROMNEY FALSELY CLAIMING THERE IS ONE.

Sorry for the yelling, felt the need to get that off of my chest.

I hate lying assholes.  And that asshole Romney is lying through his teeth on that claim.    If Mittens wants more people to vote for him, maybe he should stop being a dick like that.

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That’s it from here, America.  G’night.

 

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