We pay people to *do*, not *be*, certain things. So long as people behave rightly toward all in their place of employment and get their jobs done, that should be what matters most.
The 1619 Project’s chapter and verse numbers have not yet been assigned, and its books are not so pithily named as “Psalms” or “Proverbs”. But it’s fairly clear from the titles of its first twelve selections that a new body of scripture is taking form right before our eyes.
Liberal pundits inform us on multiple cable channels that racism has deep roots in America’s bones. If the constant numbing barrage of accusations of racism hasn’t made you stop caring whether you’re racist, you’re wondering whether you’re racist. So what does it say about me that I have only one black friend whom I’ve known since sixth grade?
When evil occurs, you are either combating it or cooperating with it — defying it or deferring to it — stopping it or satisfying it. And taking the latter course can have consequences that reach far beyond your personal life. *Victims must speak up.*
Was slavery horrible? Yes. Was it immoral? Yes. But the one thing it was not is *unlawful*, and to put today’s American taxpayers under the onus of a crime for what was *legal behavior at the time* goes against not only an important principle clearly embedded in our Constitution but also our understanding of what living in a truly free society means.
We are only ever *one* Supreme Court Justice away from America’s losing what it means to be America. I am proposing eleven Constitutional Amendments that will guarantee America’s culture keeps faith with the original social and political culture of the Founding Fathers.
“A 37-year-old sexualizing a 17-year-old? That’s GROSS!” But the average age of consent across all 50 states is 16-1/2. As a matter of law, the average American believes it’s perfectly okay for 17YOs to have sex with whomever they want. Why criticize the 37YO for *wanting* what you won’t outlaw him *doing*?
There’s a meme called “When You See It”. You’re given a photo that looks pretty mundane, but once you’ve spotted a particular detail, the picture shifts from mundane to hilarious (or maybe horrifying). You can never go back to seeing the picture the way you first did. In the same way, my feeling is that once you’ve seen the gaping flaws in the Gospel of Matthew’s resurrection account, you’ll never go back to thinking it’s anything but garbage.
In 2003, more than a decade before it legalized gay marriage, the Supreme Court declared all anti-sodomy laws unconstitutional. The United States could no longer punish a same-sex couple for engaging in homosexual acts. And that, combined with Roe v. Wade, is when America ceased to be a Christian nation.
Why do we keep the sacred separate from the profane? So we don’t dirty up the clean things. The clean things won’t make the dirty things any cleaner, but the dirty things sure can mess up the clean things. So we keep them separate. If we don’t, we’re left with nothing but dirty things. And this holds just as true for concepts as it does for objects.