by Richard Saunders – July 9, 2014 (opinions expressed don’t necessary represent eventsfy views)
Do we REALLY want to live in a nation that openly and willingly allows mean-spirited bullies of a homogeneous race to continuously and mercilessly spew their vile towards our LEGALLY twice-elected President—espousing over-the-top AND out-of-bounds rhetoric that he’s Unconstitutional, UN-American, Kenyan-born foreigner, Muslim, Fascist, Communist, Dictator, Murderer, Welfare king, Liar-in-chief, American destroyer, and the Worst-President ever? We MUST condemn these venomous and contagious arguments that only foment hate and anger within our society. Enough is enough—REAL PATRIOTS MUST Stand-UP and push back against these destructive behaviors! Real Patriots DON’T constantly and continuously criticize our President for every real or imagined reason (mostly imagined)—these types of behavior produce only greater divisions and problems within our society. I say:
Quit cowering and making excuses for these contemptible actions within our political discourse, stating that this is politics as usual and they’re all corrupt—this is a total cop-out to make YOU feel better!
We—as a society—can’t afford to let cataclysmic propaganda and hate to permeate our society by these constant mudslingers with NO POSITIVE agenda. We all know that every action produces a reaction; therefore, every NEGATIVE action produces a NEGATIVE reaction. Let’s not be naïve about this NOT being true—it’s happening in our society right NOW. Fact: negativity begets negativity.
We’ve come too far and made too much progress as a country, since our Founding Fathers conceived our Declaration of Independence AND our Constitution. The main guiding principles of our Declaration of Independence AND Constitution ARE Equality (fairness), Freedom (free-will), Prudence (careful judgment), and Democracy (always more good people than bad people). So let’s use these bedrock principles from our Founding Fathers to help guide us:
- Is it FAIR and just for individuals to contort every argument into criticizing our President? At what costs to our Great Nation?
- Should we use our FREEDOM of speech to distort truths and exploit fear? At what costs? to our Great Nation?
- Is it PRUDENT to reflexively JUDGE our President for any perceived adverse American situation? At what costs to our Great Nation?
- Aren’t there many MORE individuals who subscribe to these above principles THAN those who subscribe to unfairly and imprudently using their free speech to criticize our President (DEMOCRACY)?
We are SO lucky that every decision we make isn’t scrutinized to the nth degree with what ifs, hindsight, and any perceived negative motives… Every decision ANYONE makes can be distorted and spun—when you go through an endless loop of other potential BEST-CASE Scenarios without any repercussions since these hypothetical situations are what ifs. How do we Americans expect to attract great individuals to RUN our country if all we ever do is constantly judge them. It’s absolutely a formula to put future less-qualified candidates to run America.
Judge less my friends—judge less. Those who judge the most ARE the ones who WILL be JUDGED the most. Matthew 7:1 Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged! Our free market accurately represents our society’s virtues and vices at the primal level. We MUST continue to learn from ourselves to understand how we can perpetually build a fairer, freer, and more prudent democracy. In life I hope we can finally acknowledge that we should avoid constant complaining and judging (negativity) because it only increases negativity. America is STILL the world’s conscience and its strength comes from its system and people—not the President. However, we can’t become too prideful to blind us from what IS right. Have these past five years REALLY been as bad as the naysayers continuously claim—I say absolutely NOT. Look around and smell the roses once in a while, and realize just how great you may really have it in America.
I leave you with this relevant and wonderful Bible passage from Philippians 4: 6-9 to let you ponder about what is RIGHT:
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God (Love). 7 And the peace of God (Love), which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.