We Were Once a Moral People

 

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams

A couple of weeks ago, I volunteered for my church’s VBS. It was a good time and I enjoy my role as Science and Craft teacher. One of the projects we did was making boomerangs. This was a science project where we learned about dihedral angles and airfoils. The latter gives lift and the former is what creates the ability of the boomerang to come back to you. Yay, physics! Our popsicle-stick boomerangs really did work, too.

Of course, I get to tie this into religious and life principles and our theme for the week was how God created his world special. And part of that are laws for us to follow and laws for nature to follow. The lead-in was a recitation of some bizarre laws. Some of these came from the literature provided, others came from my John’s Bathroom Reader (I know you know what I’m talking about…)

– It is illegal in one state to bite off someone’s arm.

– In Missouri, it is illegal to drive your car with an uncaged bear in the vehicle with you.

– In a city (I think LA), it is illegal to tie your giraffe up to a light pole.

– I think in the same city, it is illegal to snow.

Funny thing about laws is that they don’t usually become laws until someone has done that thing and it has caused a problem. I’m curious about that bear and giraffe one…

Our freedoms work with people who respect each other and respect life. For people who share a moral foundation. That is how we get away with fewer laws. That is how it works.

We are not that anymore. We live in a country where we have financially incentivized medical and psychiatric personnel promoting the mutilation of children. A moral people does not do this. And absolutely it is within the purview of the law to protect the lives of children and interfere in this debacle of corrupt medicine, lobotomized parents, and their confused offspring.

Any governor who thinks the law has no business here deserves to be ousted and protested with extreme prejudice.

Here’s looking at you, Asa Hutchinson.

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  1. MDHahn Coolidge
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    Do not despair. Social media–even Ricochet–is not real life. In everyday interactions, look at how people treat each other. When local tragedies happen, communities still come together to help each other and to lessen each other’s burden.

    We’re far from the people that Adams envisioned, but I still believe that we are a good and decent country. Just not online.

    We are in the midst of a moral panic on the Left, but it will not last forever. After all, look at the recent swimming organization decision barring men like Lia Thomas from competition. That’s a win! And from an organization you wouldn’t expect.

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  2. RightAngles Member
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    MDHahn (View Comment):

    Do not despair. Social media–even Ricochet–is not real life. In everyday interactions, look at how people treat each other. When local tragedies happen, communities still come together to help each other and to lessen each other’s burden.

    We’re far from the people that Adams envisioned, but I still believe that we are a good and decent country. Just not online.

    We are in the midst of a moral panic on the Left, but it will not last forever. After all, look at the recent swimming organization decision barring men like Lia Thomas from competition. That’s a win! And from an organization you wouldn’t expect.

    Sometimes something happens that restores my faith in the pendulum’s swing.

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  3. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    MDHahn (View Comment):

    Do not despair. Social media–even Ricochet–is not real life. In everyday interactions, look at how people treat each other. When local tragedies happen, communities still come together to help each other and to lessen each other’s burden.

    We’re far from the people that Adams envisioned, but I still believe that we are a good and decent country. Just not online.

    We are in the midst of a moral panic on the Left, but it will not last forever. After all, look at the recent swimming organization decision barring men like Lia Thomas from competition. That’s a win! And from an organization you wouldn’t expect.

    Sometimes something happens that restores my faith in the pendulum’s swing.

    FINA is an international organization:  Fédération internationale de natation. Sometimes it is a little hard for us to realize just how much more woke our nutters are than the overseas nutters. FINA might have been looking at a revolt of the membership if they tolerated this nonsense.

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  4. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
    GlenEisenhardt
    @GlenEisenhardt

    A moral society demands moral behavior and punishes those who don’t act morally. Conservatives betrayed morality for the market. Liberals promote immorality as personal freedom. We aren’t the society we used to be because progressivism bears no relation to the original people or their values. And the truth is neither does modern conservatism. 

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  5. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    Humanity has always been evil. Always will be.

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  6. Kevin Schulte Member
    Kevin Schulte
    @KevinSchulte

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    MDHahn (View Comment):

    Do not despair. Social media–even Ricochet–is not real life. In everyday interactions, look at how people treat each other. When local tragedies happen, communities still come together to help each other and to lessen each other’s burden.

    We’re far from the people that Adams envisioned, but I still believe that we are a good and decent country. Just not online.

    We are in the midst of a moral panic on the Left, but it will not last forever. After all, look at the recent swimming organization decision barring men like Lia Thomas from competition. That’s a win! And from an organization you wouldn’t expect.

    Sometimes something happens that restores my faith in the pendulum’s swing.

    I wish I could be so optimistic. 

    We got to where we are by the left indoctrinating the youth of the past . Some of that youth grew up to think it good to mutilate their offspring. The left is continuing to hammer at each generation of the nations youth.  

    The direction and forecast is bleak .  

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  7. I Walton Member
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    The question is will we have an honest enough election to restore some sanity to the Federal government and will we restore that sanity.   It has been deteriorating for almost a century.  Secondly,  if we allow the election to be stolen again, what will we do?   I don’t know because it was obviously stolen last time and even on our side many serious folks say it wasn’t.  Do folks believe that if it is stolen again that the republic will continue?  

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  8. Ekosj Member
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    MDHahn (View Comment):

    Do not despair. Social media–even Ricochet–is not real life. In everyday interactions, look at how people treat each other. When local tragedies happen, communities still come together to help each other and to lessen each other’s burden.

    We’re far from the people that Adams envisioned, but I still believe that we are a good and decent country. Just not online.

    We are in the midst of a moral panic on the Left, but it will not last forever. After all, look at the recent swimming organization decision barring men like Lia Thomas from competition. That’s a win! And from an organization you wouldn’t expect.

    Sometimes something happens that restores my faith in the pendulum’s swing.

    Not around my neck of the woods:

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/80-year-old-driver-attacked-by-group-of-dirt-bikers-in-brooklyn-police/3747685/

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/nypd-officer-shot-in-arm-in-brooklyn-police-sources/3747161/

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/nyc-to-offer-monkeypox-vaccine-as-outbreak-expands/3746454/

    (Apparently not having sex with strangers for a month or two is beyond the pale)

     

     

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  9. Ekosj Member
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    MDHahn (View Comment):

    Do not despair. Social media–even Ricochet–is not real life. In everyday interactions, look at how people treat each other. When local tragedies happen, communities still come together to help each other and to lessen each other’s burden.

    We’re far from the people that Adams envisioned, but I still believe that we are a good and decent country. Just not online.

    We are in the midst of a moral panic on the Left, but it will not last forever. After all, look at the recent swimming organization decision barring men like Lia Thomas from competition. That’s a win! And from an organization you wouldn’t expect.

    Sometimes something happens that restores my faith in the pendulum’s swing.

    Not around my neck of the woods:

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/80-year-old-driver-attacked-by-group-of-dirt-bikers-in-brooklyn-police/3747685/

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/nypd-officer-shot-in-arm-in-brooklyn-police-sources/3747161/

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/nyc-to-offer-monkeypox-vaccine-as-outbreak-expands/3746454/

    (Apparently not having sex with strangers for a month or two is beyond the pale)

     

     

    Apparently not in Milwaukee either.   A rash of auto thefts was blamed on automakers for not making the vehicles tougher to boost…

    City council members are blaming the automakers for allegedly not installing anti-theft devices such as engine immobilizers in their cars. Alderman Khalif Rainey said the automakers are “directly responsible” for the uptick in crime and that “it’s time to fix the problem they created.”

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38491394/hyundai-kia-thefts-milwaukee-action/

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  10. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

    – John Adams

     

    The above quote is why the US is NOT compatible with the Great Reset………and the WEF

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  11. Stina Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Humanity has always been evil. Always will be.

    While I agree with human nature not being good, I don’t think that has anything to do with being moral. Morality is simply a standard to hold oneself to. It tends to be higher than our abilities and not perfectly attainable, but people striving for it and being shown grace for their failures in perfecting it has made civilization flourish and grow. Christianity built the west. Our rejection of it is destroying the west.

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  12. Percival Thatcher
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    Stina (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Humanity has always been evil. Always will be.

    While I agree with human nature not being good, I don’t think that has anything to do with being moral. Morality is simply a standard to hold oneself to. It tends to be higher than our abilities and not perfectly attainable, but people striving for it and being shown grace for their failures in perfecting it has made civilization flourish and grow. Christianity built the west. Our rejection of it is destroying the west.

    A standard that is easy to achieve and maintain isn’t much of a standard. If one finds oneself in such a situation, it is time to raise the standard.

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  13. Cassandro Coolidge
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    I Walton (View Comment):

    The question is will we have an honest enough election to restore some sanity to the Federal government and will we restore that sanity. It has been deteriorating for almost a century. Secondly, if we allow the election to be stolen again, what will we do? I don’t know because it was obviously stolen last time and even on our side many serious folks say it wasn’t. Do folks believe that if it is stolen again that the republic will continue?

    This is something that occurred to me yesterday.  Two members were engaging in a mild dispute that hinged on the presupposition that the 2022 election will be fair.  At the same time headlines were that though this is the time that Beiden is at his weakest, the Republicans are giving in on gun control.  And smiling at immigration reform.  And politicians are being denied guns for political reasons.  And gas prices are hiking while the Beiden administration is further restricting oil drilling.  And of course, Zelenksy is Churchill and Putin is diabolical, and no price is too great to pay for Ukrainian liberation.

    Republicans seem to have simply seen fit to ignore their constituencies.  And members here are acting like we’ll vote them out come 2022.  But both the Dems and the Repubs are acting like they are not afraid of the election consequences.

    And all the while the Dems are working to federalize elections.

    At first and for the last couple of years I thought that the Dems were so speedily changing things because they want to undo as much as they can before the election.

    And the Dems (particularly Pelosi and Beiden) are issuing dire warnings that the 2022 election will be stolen by the Repubs — to be able to claim the narrative regarding the election results, whatever they may be.

    But now I think they are acting speedily because they don’t fear any repercussions in any election.  It’s as if they — both the Dems and the Repubs — don’t care about the electorate or elections anymore.

    If they don’t care about the electorate (and if they are keeping barbed wire around the Capitol) it looks like they have given up any pretense of legitimate elections in 2022 and beyond.

    I sure hope I’m wrong, but this is the only thing that makes sense out of what the government is doing.

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  14. Stina Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Stina (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Humanity has always been evil. Always will be.

    While I agree with human nature not being good, I don’t think that has anything to do with being moral. Morality is simply a standard to hold oneself to. It tends to be higher than our abilities and not perfectly attainable, but people striving for it and being shown grace for their failures in perfecting it has made civilization flourish and grow. Christianity built the west. Our rejection of it is destroying the west.

    A standard that is easy to achieve and maintain isn’t much of a standard. If one finds oneself in such a situation, it is time to raise the standard.

     

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  15. Dominique Prynne Member
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    @DominiquePrynne

    Stina:

    Any governor who thinks the law has no business here deserves to be ousted and protested with extreme prejudice.

    Here’s looking at you, Asa Hutchinson.

    Yaaass!

    I am not an Arkansas resident, but I frequent Hot Springs, AR – which I highly recommend btw – so I follow Arkansas politics a bit thru my Sunday perusals of the the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.   

    Gov. Asa is the most squishy, icky, slicky Arkansas pol since another Hot Springs son, Bill Clinton.   

    Go Sarah!

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  16. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
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    Cassandro (View Comment):

    Cassandro (View Comment):

    I Walton (View Comment):

    The question is will we have an honest enough election to restore some sanity to the Federal government and will we restore that sanity. It has been deteriorating for almost a century. Secondly, if we allow the election to be stolen again, what will we do? I don’t know because it was obviously stolen last time and even on our side many serious folks say it wasn’t. Do folks believe that if it is stolen again that the republic will continue?

    This is something that occurred to me yesterday. Two members were engaging in a mild dispute that hinged on the presupposition that the 2022 election will be fair. At the same time headlines were that though this is the time that Beiden is at his weakest, the Republicans are giving in on gun control. And smiling at immigration reform. And politicians are being denied guns for political reasons. And gas prices are hiking while the Beiden administration is further restricting oil drilling. And of course, Zelenksy is Churchill and Putin is diabolical, and no price is too great to pay for Ukrainian liberation.

    Republicans seem to have simply seen fit to ignore their constituencies. And members here are acting like we’ll vote them out come 2022. But both the Dems and the Repubs are acting like they are not afraid of the election consequences.

    And all the while the Dems are working to federalize elections.

    At first and for the last couple of years I thought that the Dems were so speedily changing things because they want to undo as much as they can before the election.

    And the Dems (particularly Pelosi and Beiden) are issuing dire warnings that the 2022 election will be stolen by the Repubs — to be able to claim the narrative regarding the election results, whatever they may be.

    But now I think they are acting speedily because they don’t fear any repercussions in any election. It’s as if they — both the Dems and the Repubs — don’t care about the electorate or elections anymore.

    If they don’t care about the electorate (and if they are keeping barbed wire around the Capitol) it looks like they have given up any pretense of legitimate elections in 2022 and beyond.

    I sure hope I’m wrong, but this is the only thing that makes sense out of what the government is doing.

     

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  17. ERIC PIERSON Thatcher
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    @ERICPIERSON

    For anything involving a giraffe, consult Troy or his accomplices for the answer.

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  18. Percival Thatcher
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    ERIC PIERSON (View Comment):

    For anything involving a giraffe, consult Troy or his accomplices for the answer.

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