Religious Freedom: A Two-Way Street

Yesterday, former V.P. and potential 2024 POTUS candidate employed a typical slogan from his camp, in an interview with Larry Kudlow: “Well, the radical left believes that the freedom of religion is the freedom from religion. But it’s nothing the American founders ever thought of or generations of Americans fought to defend.”

With Kudlow offering his own tired and empty slogan: “These lefties want to scrap religion, Mike Pence, and I think it’s a terrible mistake.”

I would offer that ‘freedom OF religion’ absolutely includes ‘freedom FROM religion’. Tommy J had something to say regarding this as well:

“No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer, on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.”

So while we can all agree that religious freedom means that a Citizen has the Liberty to worship as one pleases (so long as it’s a State recognized religion of course……..), do we not also have the Liberty to not be regulated by religious dictates with no corresponding secular value?

Or the inclusion of religious worship and affirmation in secular activities (where the participants may be religious or not)?

The undercurrent of all of this of course, is that those pining for Pence’s ‘definition’ are really only talking about one specific religion…..

What say you?

Finally, a step in the right direction! And from a Democrat?

I am announcing a pardon of all prior Federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana. I have directed the Attorney General to develop an administrative process for the issuance of certificates of pardon to eligible individuals. There are thousands of people who have prior Federal convictions for marijuana possession, who may be denied employment, housing, or educational opportunities as a result. My action will help relieve the collateral consequences arising from these convictions.Biden

It’s about damn time. I defy any liquor-swilling opponent to make their case against this long-overdue action.

I’m never happy to praise a Democrat, but of late….they’ve been the proponents of Civil Liberties.

They’re Finally Saying it

Yes, Dana Loesch isn’t the GOP…..but we can all tell her theme runs through the party:

So, does this change anything? Do you want my opinion? You’re listening. Not a damn thing. How many times have I said four very important words. These four words: winning is a virtue. What I’m about to say is in no means a contradiction or a compromise of a principle.

And, please keep in mind that I am concerned about one thing, and one thing only at this point. So, I don’t care if Herschel Walker paid to abort endangered baby eagles. I want control of the Senate.

While I agree with Dana on most things 2nd Amendment related (which is her lane)……it’s almost refreshing to see others channel the Trump “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody” line.

Values don’t matter, so it would actually lend them credibility to just be honest. They want political power. Doesn’t matter if their candidates are whoremongers, abortionists, thieves, adulterers, and assorted hypocrites……especially if dear leader has anointed them as candidate.

Cool. Probably not a good strategy though, as pooling may indicate for the mid-terms.

Oh Dear me……the Vapors!!

After years of dear leader calling his political opponents Marxists, Communists, losers, ‘enemies of the people’….accusing his political opponents of ‘destroying/seeking to destroy the nation’ and or treason. Among an entire library of other slurs.

After years of that of endorsing, encouraging and applauding all of that (and more)…….the cult has finally discovered gravitas. After years of cheering, reposting and general screaming all of that (and more)……the snowflakes have run for the fainting couch.

I’m not sure which pejorative is more appropriate – dime store hypocrites……or pissy little bitches.

…..and this is the “fuck Joe Biden” crowd…..

I’m Disappointed…..Where Are They?

Since the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago a couple of days ago (well really, long before then), the predictable rhetoric from the Cult has been that of “WAR!” and “BATTLE” and “FIGHT” and “ENEMIES!”. Usually from soft, clammy-handed snowflakes who nothing of those terms.

Well….if you believe yourself to be “at war”. Why aren’t you doing anything about it? Are you a coward? A pussy? A cuck? You should be taking up arms against those enemies, no?

I was so waiting for the dispersed members of Meal Team 6, to shoehorn themselves into their airsoft gear, grab their Made-in-China Cult flags, come out of their Mother’s basements and start LARP-ing down Main Streets across the nation….playing pretend-patriot and warbling bumper-sticker slogans in praise of dear leader.

At the least, hilariously wild entertainment….and at most (should they find their un-dropped balls), slow-moving target practice.

Citrus Caesar is Finally Paying the Price

For attempting to subvert the rule of law and a lawful election.

Raid is a bit of a loaded term given that Secret Service personnel assigned to MAL escorted FBI agents through the premises in a peaceful and orderly manner.

Aside from the violations of the Presidential Records Act….which <i>my</i> home would have been searched, and myself incarcerated were I to do the same….I think that there’s much much more to the warrant (which the Trump legal team could divulge at any time).

For this level of search warrant, assuredly signed off by the US Attorney General, there is undoubtedly evidence of potential crimes of a national security flavor.

But by all means….I invite the cultists to don their best airsoft gear and start LARP-ing around around in order to start ‘civil war 2.0’. I need the target practice.