Our World Upside Down - Our Rights and Our Private Parts!
by Sonja Harris on November 21, 2010 at 4:13 PM
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather-bed. - Thomas Jefferson
Feeling that your world is UP SIDE DOWN is not very comfortable and it takes a while to adjust. Or should we? Thinking back, growing up Catholic was really rather uncomplicated. There were boundaries and we all seemed to know intuitively right from wrong. Besides we had the ever present nuns to remind us and parents who would confirm their admonitions. There was a time in the not so distant past when authority was respected and we all had private lives.
General Larry Platt & William Hung performs "Pants On The Ground" on American Idol
Today I am afraid we live in a very ‘free’ world. We are ‘free’ not because God made us free but because the government allows us to be free. Before my birth our government legalized alcohol giving us the right to drink therefore unleashing road kill. We have many more rights now than when I was growing up. Our government has legalized abortion giving a mother the right to murder her unborn baby, in some states there is legalized prostitution, so if you like you can find a job as a prostitute in Nevada, legalized marijuana gives you the right to addle your brain, legalized same sex marriage allows you the right to marry what ever you want. We also have a right to smoke cigarettes until you are diagnosed with some form of cancer and beyond, you have the right to burn our American flag, to receive the holy Eucharist in short shorts, to expose your crack by wearing ‘pants on the ground’ and students in elementary school have a right to a ‘winners’ ribbon without winning.
"Don't Touch My Junk" Man to TSA agent - Don't touch my junk
We now have a brand new ‘right’, the right to ‘grope’ drawing a very thin line between sexual molestation and a legal security measure. Our private parts are no longer ‘private’. Being married to a criminal defense attorney I can attest to the fact that some of his clients have been sent to jail or prison for sexual assault. The definition for sexual assault http://www.bakers-legal-pages.com/pc/22011.htm (8) the actor is a public servant who coerces the other person to submit or participate http://www.bakers-legal-pages.com/pc/2101.htm (2) “Sexual contact” means any touching of the anus, breast, or any part of the genitals of another person with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person. So how close are we to legalizing sexual molestation? With 67,000 Transportation Security Administration employees what are the chances of a pervert lurking for just the right moment?
But wait there is more, War Criminals have been granted the same rights as American citizens in our courts and if you are an elected official you have the right to manslaughter, to cheat and lie with impunity, to ‘exploratory or junket’ trips, paying taxes is optional, and above all we have granted them the ‘right’ to decide what is ‘best’ for us by voting them into office.
Arizona protesting SB1070
O yes, the only rights we don’t seem to have is to proudly display our American flag, to pray at football games, to pray in schools, to display the Ten Commandments, to have ‘Christmas’ trees and to display a Christian cross.
All of these ‘rights’ brought to us or denied us because WE as proud Americans were complacent and continue to believe that the government grants these ‘rights’. As long as we believe this fallacy we will continue to vote in the very people that keep us ‘free’! Our Declaration of Independence says ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. So why is our world so UP SIDE DOWN??? !
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