Friday, July 03, 2009

Maxine Says

Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately: illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida ...

Not me. I concentrate on solutions for the problems. It's a win-win situation.

+ Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.

+ Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levies.

+ Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.

Any other problems you would like for me to solve today?


Think about these:

1. Cows
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments


Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 20 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.


They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq .... Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.

The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this: You cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal,' 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians...It creates a hostile work environment.


Also, Think about this: If you are afraid to speak up because you are afraid of offending someone --


It is Time for America to Speak up !


Speaking of speaking of the principles on which the United States was founded is Freedom of Speech. The Constitution guarantees our right to say whatever we want. It doesn't guarantee that anyone else will agree with us. Nor does it guarantee that we won't suffer consequences from voicing our beliefs.

It's true that some thoughts shouldn't be voiced, but even idiots have the right to an opinion. So-called "hate speech" laws go against society and, in my opinion, are the result of a poor upbringing. Parents who (correctly) taught their kids to voice their opinion, but failed to teach how to know when they are being stupid, insensitive, thoughtless, and hurtful, are really the guilty parties. Intelligent people (not necessarily those with college degrees, by the way) know when to speak, and how to get their opinion across without falling into the hate-speech realm. There is a big difference in expressing an honest opinion which might be illuminating and educational and showing ignorance.

However, as stupid, ignorant, insensitive, thoughtless, and hurtful as some opinions may be, I'd rather listen to those than to have my basic Freedom of Speech taken away. When we begin to say this is illegal to say, it may not be long until that is also illegal.

Be careful of what you wish for, you might get it.

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