Lake Toxaway, NC
Recently many groups gathered for their “cry-in” after the election. Remember back in the 70‘s and 80‘s when the Carters and Clintons were elected? Republicans were as disappointed as you were this time. We didn’t riot in the streets, burn or drag people out of their cars as some democrats have done. We just became the “silent majority!”
With Donald Trump ready to become our 45th President, we rose up, millions went to the polls as never before. Democrats failed to vote because of their poor choice of candidate. We believed that Trump was the leader that America needed.
It’s not just the democrats fault; both parties have been gradually eroding our Constitutional liberties. What frightened us most this time was Hillary’s plan for a one world government; to invite the UN to disarm America; to increase immigration and embrace open borders. We saw Trump as the candidate to reverse these trends. Trump is not perfect, but he can’t be bought and he loves America. So when you have gotten over your pity party, come join us to Make America Great Again!
The Quantum State of Consent
Posted: 10 Feb 2018 04:34 PM PST
56% of younger millennials identify as Christian. 2% as Jewish or Muslim. 1% as Buddhist. And 36% as nothing. That's double the number that made up the "nones" among baby boomers. Being a "none" often means having no sense of purpose, except to seek personal happiness and make the world a better place by recycling, opposing Trump and calling out racism. It also means a moral code based on academic analysis of power relationships between races, genders and sexual orientations.
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom," Benjamin Franklin cautioned more simply.
These aren't abstractions. Nor are they measured on some vast scale of civilizations. They define how we live our ordinary lives. They are why this debate is taking place.
Free people consent. But freedom comes from virtue. Freedom without virtue is anarchy. And anarchy ends in brutality and tyranny. That outcome isn't only expressed in riots in the streets. It emerges in smaller and more intimate matters, like the debate over consent.
Freedom of consent is failing. The left wants to replace it with brutality and tyranny. The brutality of online smear campaigns and the tyranny of campus kangaroo courts. But a secular right has no replacement for it either except the more libertarian brutality and tyranny of the individual.
What we forgot is that we don't truly have freedom of consent, until we have purpose.