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Is this the change we were promised?
For a story in the news, a story so outrageous that I can scarcely speak about it, go here to read about a precious 6 year old cub scout who is at the mercy of what I consider to be a really stupid school system in Delaware. From the school board on down, these people should never again be trusted to make decisions about the education or welfare of children. In my opinion, trained monkeys would do a better job. More here. If you want to see what kind of a boy he is, you can watch a film he made that’s posted on youtube.
A similar story involves an eagle scout who had a knife in his camping gear (locked in his car) and was suspended. The days missed from his school could hurt his chances of getting into West Point. West Point! He’s not a delinquent – he’s a patriot. Why are school systems punishing Scouts? Where are we getting the people who make education decisions??
In King City, Oregon American flags are being torched in a mobile home community for the elderly.
Residents of an apartment complex in Albany, Oregon have been told by management that they face eviction if they don’t remove American flags from their vehicles. According to management “someone might get offended.”
In North Carolina, a branch manager for Bank of America refused to have American flags in front of the facility, which was on the funeral route for a local Marine killed in Afghanistan. Read it here.
Fox News is being punished for criticizing the president. Here is the link to this one . So, the current administration doesn’t like criticism? Well, to be fair, they are unused to it. All of the other major media outlets (ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post) write outrageously biased stories in favor of the the left. Perhaps the White House would like the Sedition Act reinstated which said that it was illegal “To write, print, utter or publish, or cause it to be done, or assist in it, any false, scandalous, and malicious writing against the government of the United States, or either House of Congress, or the President, with intent to defame, or bring either into contempt or disrepute, or to excite against either the hatred of the people of the United States, or to stir up sedition, or to excite unlawful combinations against the government, or to resist it, or to aid or encourage hostile designs of foreign nations.” It was allowed to expire s less than 5 years later.
This reminds me of an argument between my liberal niece and me a few years ago. She claimed that Fox new was biased toward the right. I acknowledged that she was correct. The difference was that she couldn’t admit that all the others are biased left.
I know that Fox News leans right, that they are only Fairer and More Balanced, not totally. But I’m thankful that we have at least one news outlet which will tell us the news that the current administration doesn’t want us to hear.
As for freedom of speech – this is from the country that is constantly being held up to us as an example in many different areas:
Dean Steacy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission: “Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don’t give it any value.”