“You know who else believed that “National Security” trumps individual rights? King George…”
I wish that I could tell you that I am 100% ready for the day… but I am not. Why not? That dang Soviet Alfa kept outrunning my Mk48 torpedoes. They’re fast little buggers…
Let’s take a closer look at some of the issues with Judge Kavanaugh. Is he an Originalist? Or even the dreaded “Overturn Roe v Wade” animal that you might think? Or… is he just another big government hand-in-your-pocket to “protect you” guy?
Does he really believe that “National Security” really trumps individual rights?
We are losing our collective mind.
Three Hundred and Twenty Million of us are standing around and asking, “What the (obscenity deleted) is going on here?” A thousand people in the streets! They’re singing songs and they’re carrying signs, mostly say “Hurray for our side!”
Look at the goings on around you. Starbucks is going to do away with plastic straws to “help the environment,” by replacing the plastic straws with plastic lids that have a hole in them to drink through.
Lesbians block a Pride Parade to protest transgendered men being included.
The Government puts out a PSA urging parents to “put something important” in the back seat so that they won’t forget and leave their kids in the back seat.
We’re losing our minds. All we seem to have is hatred for the ‘other side,” whomever that might turn out to be.
And if we don’t find the logic in our truths, we’re going to find someday that we had nothing to build upon in the first place, other than our hatred of each other…
The process by which two different people can look at exactly the same thing and come to two diametrically opposed opinions about what it is or means is – at its core – the real issue. We almost never take the time to learn WHY a given person sees things the way that they see them. We almost never take the time to explain WHY we feel the way we do.
Of course, the level of discourse discourages any attempt by either person to do so. It’s much more effective to drop a 140 character zinger than to actually endeavor to find out why another person, let alone myself, thinks a certain way.
And so, what we will now observe in the hallowed Halls of Congress will be a farce of what should be happening. Instead of delving into why an individual thinks a certain thing, we will praise and/or condemn them based solely on WHAT their position is on one specific topic.
When it’s all over, many people will celebrate. Many others will weep and gnash their teeth. Both will decry the “tactics” the other side engaged in during the “debate.”
And in a few weeks, months, years… we’ll start the whole thing over again…