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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Social collapse and mobocracy

 Craige McMillan considers today's shifting American values

Here are a few of the ways America used to think when we had freedom, opportunity and prosperity. Contrast them with what Americans today think, based on their actions:
You increase prosperity by increasing the size of the pie.
The pie is only so big. It is government’s job to divide it up fairly.
You don’t get married and have kids unless you can afford to raise them.
The more kids you have, the more money the state gives you.
The Ten Commandments are the basis of all law.
The Ten Commandments are an illegal intrusion of religion into daily life.
People in the United States without proper documentation are here illegally and should be deported. They must use the legal avenues to obtain residency and citizenship.
People in the United States without proper documentation should be given public assistance and citizenship at the earliest opportunity. They should be poll workers and translators. Their children, born illegally and at public expense, should all be granted American citizenship.
Teaching Christianity to children is essential to their understanding of how the freedoms of Western civilization came to be.
Teaching Christianity in schools violates the separation of church and state.
The Constitution is the highest law of the land. Any law passed by Congress that violates the Constitution is of no effect.
Congress authorized NSA, Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc., to inspect American’s private electronic papers and communications in violation of the Fourth Amendment by passing the Patriot Act.
Beware of the military industrial complex, as private companies have a lot of money at stake.
Edward Snowden downloaded classified NSA documents while he was a computer systems contractor at Dell computers.
The use of military force requires a declaration of war by the Congress.
The president is commander in chief and can conduct war worldwide at will.
Killing innocent life is morally wrong. Everyone has the right to use deadly force to protect themselves.
Killing innocent life for personal convenience is acceptable, and if you can’t afford the price of an abortion, the state will pay for it. And stand-your-ground laws are controversial. You have a duty to retreat when under attack.
Juveniles who kill people are gangsters and murderers.
Juveniles who kill people are bored teenagers.
Fatherless children are bastards.
It takes a village to raise a child.
Promotions should always go to the most qualified person.
Affirmative-action needs to continue indefinitely.
Public unions will produce divided loyalty among government workers.
The IRS pays 201 full-time employees to do union work.
“He (the president) shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”
“I have set aside unworkable parts of that law …”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…”
Humanity evolved from pond scum. Those rights haven’t been litigated yet, so they don’t exist.
Rex Lex, the king is the law (pre-Western civilization).
Lex Rex, the law is king (Western civilization).
Rex Lex rising. Is the king once again the law?


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