This is something I don't think I've ever done........write one up JUST for one commenter, but I think it might clear up a few things at the same time..........And I don't want this just getting "buried" as "comment # 26 or something."
In my last blog, Bondy says........"what, the dreaded communists again?"
Yes. Because they've resurfaced in actual infestation now. BEFORE, they were just the "red menace", or as "Uncle Ronnie" correctly said....the "evil empire".
Reagan had no way of knowing at the time, that OUR government would one day became the "evil empire."
Now Bondy......it's true that "communist" is not a word that you've heard much, especially within the realm of this new "progressive-indoctrinated" generation. The last real stab at that cliché' came in Vietnam, when us "young dudes" were told to "kill a commie for mommy". (We know NOW of course, that the war was NEVER for "baseball, hotdogs, or mom's apple pie."
The word "discrimination" as well. Big in the 60's, but has not been heavily used either until just recently over the last few years.
We all know that discrimination EXISTS..............just like we know that communism exists...........and they are BOTH unacceptable to a FREE PEOPLE.
BOTH of these terms are making a comeback. I am not a bigot, so I really can't tell you why I think "discrimination" is back on the hit parade--------unless it's because there are folks out there who WANT it to be for political gain.
But I CAN tell you why this "dreadful communist" thing has surfaced.
I can't read your mind, Bondy (which is probably just as well), but I imagine your first thoughts to my last blog, were something like.........."Why is ANYBODY bringing up this "commie" thing again??
Because those of us who have been around long enough (and paying attention to the world's stage), have SEEN it before.
We used to feel sorry for the Russian people under the jackboots of Stalin and Khrushchev........being TOLD what they had to do, "or else", and we marveled in being a "free country" where our government worked for US, instead of the other way around.
THAT is gradually being turned around right now.
Many countries had a KING........or DICTATOR.......who "thought and decided" for ALL. And the people had no choice or say in the matter. Whatever the "boss" proclaimed.......that became law. And weren't we all glad that WE lived in a country "by, for and OF"? We're AMERICA by GOD!
But "God" isn't even welcome anymore in a LOT of high places, or public places, because after all.........we might "offend" somebody.
Before he was "politically PRESSURED", our own president wouldn't even respect our flag, because he might "offend" someone.........or, (what was the other one?)........oh yeah.....he didn't want to appear to "take sides."
When you're the President, there's only one side TO take.......and we "bow' to NOBODY.
But COMMUNISM..................when a president starts making up his own rules, INCLUDING instructing the Supreme Court on what THEIR job is, when he doesn't even know HIS..........when it starts becoming HIS way or the "highway".............it's communism.
When a government starts FORCING grade-schoolers to learn and accept a PERVERTED way of life as "normal", to suit a government agenda..........this is no longer a "republic" either.
When they start TELLING us what our kids should eat, and even FORCE them to eat what the SCHOOLS prepare instead of "brown-bagging" like WE did............you parents no longer have a CHOICE over your own kids.
When an Administration starts getting into CHURCH AFFAIRS, telling them what THEY must do..............it's communism. Even Hitler never did that.
When a president launches a large scale military attack on another country that poses no imminent danger to US........and does so without the Congress.........what happened to the Constitution classes that HE "supposedly" used to teach?
When national elections are set up specifically to "stack the deck" with millions of voters who would not normally be eligible........to benefit the "powers already in charge"...........what happened to DEMOCRACY and fair play?
When TREASON on behalf of the government is ok, but privately-owned weapons for OUR citizens are steadily assaulted, it's clearly communism.
When a TAX CHEAT can be appointed to Head the United States Treasury, but the IRS will have YOUR butt in a sling..........what happened to that "level playing field"?
When a single woman can have sex so often she can't afford birth control, is a "good gal", but a former Governor and mother of 5, faithfully married to the same man for over 20 years, is a "Slut" and a "C" word...........there is serious hypocrisy .
When those in government usurp the Constitution they've sworn to protect and defend, there is COMMUNISM.
When a government wants to run every facet of our lives, because "THEY know what's better for us than WE do", it's communism.
When the Secretary of State, signs treaties with the U.N. to put us under THEIR tent, it is not only communism, but TREASON as well.
When the only input WE have isn't "in-put"------but "put-in"........it's communism.
When Muslim kids are allowed to pray in school but our kids can't, it's communism.
When our kids can't wear T-shirts with an American flag on it, and are SENT HOME because "others might be offended.", there is communism.
When the Attorney General's office goes after a guy in Georgia for flying a Confederate flag on his OWN property, but does NOTHING when the Mexicans fly THEIR flags in the streets, and even hang one on a Post Office flagpole after taking ours DOWN............
Well Bondy.................what would YOU call it?
I personally consider ANYBODY who seeks to disrupt or destroy the sovereignty and our way of life in this country.........(a country incidentally that ALREADY tolerates a heck of a lot more from foreigners than any OTHER country would)..........a COMMUNIST!
40+ years ago, I drew $107.00 a month plus $65.00 a month combat pay, to "deal" with communists. But I've mellowed out a bit in my old age, and am willing to work for free now. It's the least I can do to help our economy.