Heston at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C with Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte.
My daily devotion today covered 1 Peter 2: 13-14. “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.”
Would someone kindly explain to me how some southerners ignored federal laws since the end of the Civil War whenever they pleased? It continues in some form to this day. Gangbangers and thugs are un-American to me and these southerners are also. I could put them in the same category as the Klan, the Taliban, ISIS, and the mafia. Okay, that’s being a little dramatic but I am rightfully ticked off at these folks.
“Charlton Heston is my president” read the bumper sticker in the 1990s. Really? Bill Clinton was the president and you fools are pissed because he won the elections fair and square. Of course, Heston was leader of the NRA at the time and back in the day he earned cool points for being in the civil rights fight with MLK and company. But, the NRA crowd should play like that; it’s borderline treason while being protected free speech.
George Bush “became” president over Al Gore in a questionable election—the most questionable in history. But, Bush was still my president because I respect the democratic process. Barrack Obama wins two elections yet the Right uses every dirty trick in the book to undermine him and his supposedly Kenyan White House. The cherry on top is the effort the suppress voting by these people who evidently shouldn’t be voting. Again, we are talking about un-American activities and I think limiting people’s right to vote fits in that category.
So, what’s the best reaction to these actions? Voting and standing up for yourself. You know, President Obama is such a nice guy; he might actually be too nice. As he says, he is a thin guy but he is tough. Well, the tough guy has some supporters who are rough in a good way. Without dancing around with floury talk, we need to speak to the regular folks about what the Right does and says when they think no one is watching. It would be so sweet to see the look on their faces when they realize that “unlikely voters” voted. President Obama might be bracing for two years of hell if the Republicans take the U.S. Senate but we aren’t going to let that happen. You don’t get to humiliate his gentleman because those who put him in office didn’t follow-up by voting for the House and Senate.
Not so fast! The far Left is a zany as the far Right. Once and for all, the government cannot provide housing and food for everyone forever—that would be socialism, not democracy. The government should hopefully working toward the fair opportunity for every American to achieve a nice life but (as Prince sang in “Pop Life”) everyone can’t be on top. The nice life goes to those who put in the work and kept it clean.
In my community, we are always talking about the ongoing plantation in America. Yet, some people dream about a second Civil War that will get us back to pre-1865—do you really think private ownership of military weapons is for home protection and hunting. Oh, those weapons for hunting all right but not whitetail deer (I better stop writing here.)
But, the Democratic Party feels like a plantation also in a different way. How Black is that party in Dixie but the decisions and power rest with the few in the big house. The old saying goes “who is in the room when the money is counted.” I love it; not who was on the stage or who holds office. Mr. Charlie is still running the South at the end of the day so let’s hope he is pleasant.
We should end this blog post by continuing with 1 Peter Chapter 2.
16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.
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