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I am Sick of Stupidity, I Fear for My Country
by Ramona Cook
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I am Sick of Stupidity: I Fear for My Country
I just heard it on the News and I am amazed that The Supreme Court made a decision that takes away women's rights to birth control. Uh, that is what happened, didn't it?
Religious people, nor the Supreme Court have taken birth control off the market and has not tried to do so. Birth Control continues to be available to any woman who wants it.
I am incensed by those who demean the intelligence of all people by speaking in all inclusive terms, so as to give the scanning reader and hearer the directional to say "Oh, no! We don't want that," while those hearers/readers have not been given proper understanding of the truth; thanks to the sneakiness of some Politicians not so skillful Art of Word Twisting.
I think it is a pity that most Politicians are lawyers by profession, those who are intensely trained to manipulate words. They are supposed to be about truth; just ask any one of them.
It is not that the occasional reader and hearer is really so lacking in brain power, but it is rather that they trust their leaders, who either cannot read well, or who are intentionally being deceptive.
My own Senator Kay Hagan, has done that too; I heard her say it today. It was a twisted relating of what she says are "the facts." This is true as well of our future hopeful for President, Hilary Clinton, I heard her say the same distorted things.
Neither of these two women are properly or intelligently relating the real substance of the ruling of The Supreme Court regarding Hobby Lobby. What they and Mr. Harry, have done is an act of deception, called lying.
The ruling allows Hobby Lobby to refuse to provide to their employees only 4 of the 20 birth control medications on the Governments list of "birth control" mandates. Hobby Lobby continues to offer 16 types of birth control.
This is a freedom issue. It allows freedom to express religious convictions when the Government reaches into that private part of our lives which also governs our businesses, and our public life.
No one's religious beliefs can be separated from who they are in total. No one, I say, no one. That includes those who are dissenters; while they do not spout that these nay sayings of theirs are religiously held views, most often they are the expression of their religion, or the lack thereof.
Either way, religion is not to be decided or governed by the State. Religion is not to be legislated by approval or by disapproval from the State.
The FACT IS that Government is to stay completely out of Religious Discussions. It is not a tool for that purpose; and it never was.
OH, I hear the howling now! Some are saying, "Keep your religion out of my public life!" Really? Are you really offended about your own religious opinions?
Don't you see, if you have the rights to your opinions and beliefs, then so do I, and all who have beliefs different than yours or mine, have rights to their religious views.
I believe the problem is worsened because we try to "wrap social and religious views" together. For instance, the setting of speed limits on our highways is not a religious act. There are many things about our social lives that have nothing to do with religion, and the government decides those things. No one would make an argument that the speed limit should be set by the religious establishments.
It would be good to think about those separations as we listen and create our personal opinions.
I have no problem with public discussion, even when it gets loud, but I sure would like the discussion to involve truth. I would like it to be truth and not the manipulation and misstatement of words, with the sole purpose of mental and informational opinion control.
We had all better be into TRUTH. All of us must know that without truth, there will be no justice for any of us.
"Truth is fallen in the streets and Justice cannot come in."
Justice will not step over fallen truth. Isaiah 59:14
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Dear Ramona, I appreciate your article, but I believe that most of this is far worse that stupidity. You probably agree with my comment. God bless you! Karl