It’s beginning to feel like we’re living inside a Twilight Zone episode. If you remember these episodes, you know that they took a normal situation and switched it around so that what was normal became the abnormal. Though we didn’t realize it, at the time, they were showing us glimpses of our future. Everything we knew to be true and good have become some type of sin in today’s new “awareness.”
Perfect examples of this are cropping up all over the United States. States are being sued for protecting their borders. Individuals are being sued for protecting their homes from burglars, and many people are being ostracized for their attitudes that are truly Christian. One article that was presented this morning was written by a brave young woman defending Kirk Cameron’s remarks on homosexuals and same-sex marriage. It’s good to see the younger generation becoming more involved with current affairs and standing behind values that we all need to stand up for and defend.
Another woman mentioned something that many of us have thought about; hate crimes. You now receive 10-extra years for having committed a hate crime. What is a hate crime? A hate crime is one that involves a minority or person with alternate gender views. The fact that most crimes are committed against someone or something with malice does not compute with those in Washington D.C. You rarely hear a defendant say, “I had to kill them. I love them too much to let them live.” If you do, then that person is usually bucking for an insanity plea, and are likely insane.
As Bernard Goetz found out several years ago, it’s unseemly to defend oneself. His case set off a nationwide experiment in making the victim pay for the crime of defending themselves. If someone enters your home illegally, and you do not kill them, you can be held responsible for their medical bills and anything else that might be involved with their care and recuperation. Justice is supposed to be blind, but she certainly is not supposed to be stupid.
There was a time when a man could purchase property with future plans to build a home on that same property. Now, if that property is deemed a potential wet land or reserve, regardless of the man’s right to own it, he can be made to pay fines until he agrees to vacate the property. This is the case with one couple who has been ordered to pay several hundred-thousand daily, or vacate the property they own. It seems there are some acts of theft that are permissible by states and the federal government.
You’re no longer allowed to send certain items of food to school with your youngster—once again due to government intervention. One case involved a bag of chips. The whole lunch was confiscated. The child was forced to eat mechanically-separated chicken nuggets, and her mother was ordered to pay for her lunch. And, it goes beyond that. If your child is obese, the state can now remove the child from your home and place them in foster care. Presumably, they will lose weight with the new people after having been wrenched from their parent’s arms.
Another such situation exists in-school rooms. Children cannot pass a simple spelling test, but they can tell you that it is alright to be gay. When asked what “gay” means, most have no idea but whatever it is, it’s okay. The five-year-old that just recently found that wasn’t an extra pinky finger, is now expected to understand the difference in sex and what it means to be gay. There was a time when we were five or six and didn’t even know what “sex” meant, much less that there were multiple choices in sexual preference. “Gay” meant happy when we were kids.
With many schools across the nation having a drop-out rate almost as high as the percentage of people on some form of welfare, you would think that teachers would have enough to do without teaching sex, policing lunches, or determining the fitness of household whose child has gained too much weight. The ideology that a victim must pay for the criminal’s intent and resultant injury would be laughable if it were not happening with regularity. And the man who speaks his beliefs, because he was raised with those beliefs should not be ostracized. He’s not the little boy who gave up reading because his teacher was explaining to him, he was gay. He’s the man who thinks he’s supposed to have first amendment rights. Sadly, those no longer apply if your opinion is one that does not fit neatly into today’s Twilight Zone episode.