Monday, July 30, 2012

In My Opinion

In My Opinion
Kevin Bryant
We all have opinions. Many of us voice them whether they are solicited or not. It’s just human nature to have them and quite often our opinions do not match those around us. Most everything I write here is opinion and sometimes you agree with me and sometimes you don’t. When I state an opinion I do try to clarify my position. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fall way short of the measure but at least you get some sense of how I arrived at it.
I’m going to touch on a few subjects today that are “taboo”. Why are they taboo? It’s because political correctness has gone too far in America to allow for free and open discussion on the subjects. As a nation we are so afraid of hurting someone’s feelings, we have almost forgotten how to be truthful with one another.
For far too long “political correctness” has turned people into victims. If you say welfare turns people into slaves of the government, people pretend to be offended by the use of the word slave. Liberal blacks even scold conservative blacks for using the term slave or slavery in the same context that I just did yet, and correct me if I am wrong, I believe it’s less than 15% of all blacks in America can trace their roots or their ancestry to slavery. Why is it an offensive word? It is because race baiting individuals like Emanuel Cleaver, James Clyburn, Sheila Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and a host of others are making money off blacks by portraying blacks as victims of society. According to all them, whites in America are inherently racist against blacks and even saying the word slavery no matter the context with which it is used is offensive. If anyone has a right to be sensitive to the word slavery, it’s Jews. Blacks were slaves for what, approximately a couple of hundred years, Jews were slaves for a couple of thousands of years yet they don’t complain about it. They don’t try to use it to gain something for nothing. They say white people in America are racist towards blacks. Sorry Jesse, Al and company, the world has been racist against the Jews almost since the dawn of man. When blacks in America reach the same level of racism the Jews have endured, then I will stand beside you and defend your stance. Until that day arrives, no way will I ever classify you as a victim. There is not one black in America that has does not have the opportunity to succeed in this country if they are willing to put forth the same effort it takes a white person of equal stature.
“The federal government should make gay marriage legal in the United States”. I hear that one a lot. Why should the federal government even have a say in the issue. Most gays believe that heterosexuals are prejudice against them. They have been conditioned to believe this by the Fred Phelps of the world. The institution of marriage has been around longer than the Bible and the Quran. Both state marriage is between a man and a woman. The only difference is the Bible does not teach that gays should be stoned to death. Most heterosexuals do not have a problem with civil unions or any other ceremony that unites same sex couples except when the term “marriage” is used. I personally do not have a problem with same sex couples but I, like many others do have a problem calling it a marriage. Marriage was instituted by God through his teachings. The Bible, which has certainly been around longer than any federal government of any country has defined marriage as the union between a man and a woman. It was the government who saw potential profit and made people get a license to get married. My opinion, call it anything you want, just don’t call it a marriage because it does not fit the historical or religious definition of the word and since the word originated within religion, I don’t believe the government has a right to trample it. If the people vote to allow it to be called a marriage in their state, then I will support the states decision, but to have just a state legislature or some judge sitting on a bench decides to make it a law, I will oppose it.
Why is it that roughly 95% of all “hate crimes” that are prosecuted committed by white people? If a white man shoots a black man it’s a hate crime. If a Hispanic shoots a white man it’s not a hate crime. If a black shoots a Hispanic, it’s not a hate crime. I believe if anyone shoots another in a manner other than self defense, it’s a hate crime. If one man beats up another it’s most likely a hate crime. Why is there even a race factor involved? Hate is hate and crime is crime. If Lady Justice is supposed to be blind, why are we making her open her eyes to see what color of skin the people involved are? Hate crime legislation is nothing more than affirmative action for court cases. It does nothing but promote racial differences and further divide us as a nation.
Then there is illegal immigration. The laws concerning illegal immigration in this country is quite clear. The final draft of the constitution states “We The People of the United States”. The constitution was established by and for the citizens of the United States. Nowhere in the constitution do you find the word Mexico. If you aren’t here legally, get out. Come back legally, become a productive member of society and I will welcome you to this country with open arms. My ancestors came here legally, they became citizens legally, they adapted to America and did not try to make America adapt to them and their beliefs. Those here illegally insult us as a nation, they insult those that died forming and defending this nation and they mock us as a nation. Those who like to proclaim America stole California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and parts of other states, here is my reply. Mexico started a war with the U.S., Mexico lost. In order for Mexico to continue to be a sovereign nation, they ceded territory instead of having the U.S. army come in and take everything from them. If you don’t like it, go back to Mexico, become El Presidente, declare war on the U.S. and take it all back. Until then, get out of my country and should you choose to come back, do it legally.
There is always going to be differences of opinions. There is always going to racism so long as people allow others to get rich off promoting differences and proclaiming someone a victim of injustice based on race or sexual orientation.
These are my opinions and I welcome yours.


barb p said...

Most prejudice I am aware of seems to come from 'ignorance' or often from envy. It seems no matter what people are taught about the is very easy to call "prejudice" if the outcome is different from what "you" want it
to be! If you can't make it on your own...then "I" am to blame!

Grant Burmer said...

Well Said.

bud s said...