Two essential pillars supporting traditional American democracy and its culture have been its religion and its reliance upon the rule of law. Both have been dangerously weakened during this past generation by corrosion from the country’s political Left and an uninterested public. Much of the damage has been intentional through partisan-based education both public and private; some simply through neglect. Teachers had better things to do, such as displaying the banana as a vital tool in classroom instruction rather than displaying the symbol of justice; by encouraging the carnal rather than the intellectual; by discarding knowledge and judgment for “empathy.”
Like Dennis Prager, I believe humanity as a mass is cold, brutal, ignorant, violent, loathesome. I used to teach World History. In this study I found a romance with mankind’s everlasting struggle to survive and be decent; to be curious; to expose the unknown; to find the happiness of contentment and satisfaction; of performing a talent and duty well done; to demonstrate in some way an appreciation for the miraculous gift of life one is living. That romance is about the individual. I reflected what I had been taught in public school.
Before I had entered college in the early 1950s, I was well rehearsed about America’s demand that its symbol for justice be blind. Such justice was the gift of English speaking peoples to world standards. It arrived through centuries of struggle and sacrifice. Democracy could not exist without Blind Justice. It demanded equality before the law….not tribalism with all of its corrupt practices. America was to be dedicated to the ideal of “E Pluribus Unum”…Out of many national backgrounds the nation would be one with equality for all.
President Obama was apparently taught by a different set of instructors with an entirely different set of required learnings. Perhaps he never studied Western History. He obviously knows nothing about the need for American justice to be blind. Perhaps it is simply because he is a Marxist.
He has announced that his choice for the new Supreme Court Judge must be someone with empathy..Minorities come into play in his explanations. Tribalism will be returning to American life soon. Very soon. No devotion anymore to equality before the law. Leftwing judges will determine justice by mood of the day. For years the Left has financed the Balkanization of America with its diversity programs and education. It has had no intention to rule by law. It has long advertised supporting the living Constitution, the document that used to be the base of America’s system of equal justice. The living part refers to interpreting legal matters as any leftwing judge sees fit. The Constitution is just a piece of paper! An example: murdering the unborn human being, and in Obama’s personal voting experience, murdering the born who survived abortion, is Constitutional our Leftwing Justices and judges tell us. Show where, Prager fans. Which Article?
When was the last time even Prager fans have read our nation’s Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land? It is remarkably readable and inspiring to read.
Should the rich man be impoverished before the court because a poor man, being poor has stolen from him? Should the judge show “empathy” by letting the thief keep his loot and confiscate the rich man’s home as well because the judge feels sorry for the poor? Should a gay man be excused for arson, burning down a Mormon temple, because the gay community has suffered from past inequities? Should special legal privileges and honors or funding be given to various groups because of their racial or ethnic background? President Obama seems to think so. Judges should value “empathy”.
For years leftwing legislatures have passed laws called “hate crimes”. Persons found guilty of crimes or using disparaging expressions against the victimhood classes controled by the Left are proscribed greater punishments than if the victim had been among the less favored.
What lessons are learned from “favoritism through empathy”?…what justice is achieved when Leftwing judges or President William Jefferson Clinton display empathy excusing or freeing the Bill Ayers loonies who bombed and burned America in the 1970s? Or the Black murderers in the Los Angeles riots? or O. J. Simpson jury verdict? Or the lynchings throughout the Jim Crow era?
How will the general population react to further tribalization by court empathy replacing a legal system based upon the rule of law?
Regarding the second pillar upholding Americana, religion, I can think of no American institution over the past fifty years which has been more abused, more mischaracterized and scorned, and has suffered more bigotry and assault, “legal” and illegal, than the American Christian community in particular, and the Judeo-Christian ethos in general. The introduction of the banana as a tool in the classroom probably has added to the assault. Americans are returning to paganism. Earth, tree, and sex (not fertility) worship frees one of worries about restrained behavior, any kind of behavior. Invent a god goes well with promiscuities and general misbehavior. Why should one behave? Have fun..Life is too short.
Please revisit the previous blog, “The blind issue”, by James. In a debate with a Lefty Democrat regarding Obama’s preference for selecting a Supreme Court Justice who possesses the gift of “empathy”, the Republican National Chairman, Michael Steele is not able to explain why America’s symbol of justice is blind.
Shouldn’t we wonder why? Should conservative politicians know something about the pillars of American democracy and be able to explain the meaning of its symbols? Yet, who in the general public is able to explain?
The public is what the public has been taught!