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 ten 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*?
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.
Imagine receiving a somewhat threatening but mostly nutty-and-angry tweet from a guy with 62 tweets, 1 follower, and probably no life. Instead of ignoring the guy, you sic *two million people* on him, resulting in the termination of his account. That’s what mean girls do.
Games are intended to communicate information, values, and behaviors. Board games are especially good at this. There was probably a reason someone made the thimble a “Monopoly” game piece. Perhaps that reason is something worth digging up so we can learn from it.
I once told a friend about his blog post, “That was an awesome post! Oh, just FYI, you’ve got a spelling error [here] and a punctuation error [here],” only for him to reply, “That’s your response? I bleed my soul out onto the page, and you point out these little mistakes??” As if the errors didn’t matter because of his feelings.