Julie R., Hope Springs Farm
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers since 1981
No it wasn't funny. But it definately plays to a core issue that has ruined this country. We gave up what was right for what is pc and popular. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Man I miss my grandma. We are not that far apart Franco. I loath the spending, the loss of liberties.....I treasure our constitution--what an incredible amazing "thing"(I am tired...) that was? Oh--History major, U of I. and then Environmental science for 2nd degree, I do love my dirt.
I have never disputed that Obama plays to the lowest common denominator among us. I do not like his Socialist agenda. However, the moral and financial mess was created by both major political parties. There was only one Constitutionalist that ran in the Primaries and he was widely rejected by both the GOP brass and voters. Bush and Reagan trashed the document just as much as Obama and Clinton.
What this country needs is another voice! A voice with different ideas, whose ideals are founded in The Constitution. Which begs the question; if our most influential Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, were alive today, which party would he belong to?
Last edited by Franco; 11-26-2012 at 10:13 PM.
Murral, I have 3 daughters all beautiful, successful, intelligent, independent young ladies capable of making up their own minds about who they wish to date. Actually, one is married to a Marine. For the record a few years back one dated a college baseball player from Mexico. We had him over to the house on numerous occasions and he spent one Christmas at our house. You are grasping at straws.
Umm... there is a critique to be made about the stupidity of the comment (I mean... the Foxx comment, not necessarily... well... you know... whatever.) Then there is the political critique that has been well hashed out here. But there is a religious element to all this that is simultaneously obvious and studiously ignored. Very much the t*rd in the punchbowl so to speak.
Go with me here for a minute. I'm going to try and put some intense feelings into words and I may not be very successful. Here goes:
There are folks who are devoutly Christian. They have a deep and abiding passion for One they believe is God-made-flesh who was born into poverty, lived among us, died a death he didn't deserve in order to redeem people whose only recommendation was their hatred and enmity toward Him and His Father.
WHAT have they (these believers) done to this comedian, that he should hijack their devotion and call for it to be applied to a finite and fallible human being? How has THE Lord and Savior so offended Foxx that he should demand worship of his favorite politician with praise that belongs only to God?
Why blaspheme God and ridicule Christians? Why?
So, I guess I'm saying that this man's idiocy was a deliberate effort to profoundly offend Christians. I don't know if folks who are not particularly Christian would feel offense on our behalf. I sort of hope they would just as I hope our society at large has not gone as seriously off kilter as it sometimes seems.
(As an aside: Curiously, Mr. Foxx didn't slip up and proclaim his favorite politician to be Allah or Allah's Prophet. Hmmm. Wonder how come?)
Last edited by 1tulip; 11-26-2012 at 11:37 PM.
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