Students Suffer the Indignities of Tiny Aggressions

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I hope for my kids’ sake we never encounter the strife that many others and I have been predicting is coming in this country. I guess I should qualify that statement by saying I should exempt my children (hopefully) and probably yours. They should be able to handle most anything short of a complete societal meltdown.

Whom I’m really speaking of are the kids in their late teens through their 20s who believe their lives are somehow more difficult and trying than any generation preceding them. Sure, every generation has thought that, but it seems this generation is the most fragile yet.

So fraught with psychological trauma that laws need to be enacted as a buffer against the realities of life – as feel-good anti-bullying laws are supposed to do.

There are many examples of young adults being brought up so sheltered, so coddled, that they are literally offended by everything that used to be just part of growing up.

No longer are adults allowed to say “Just suck it up,” or “get over it – it’s not the end of the world.”

And just when we thought it couldn’t get any more ridiculous, a new term pops up. The word is “microaggression.” What the heck is microaggression? Well, I didn’t know either so I looked it up. read more

LGBT Has Issues With Chick-fil-A

It had been a week of awareness-raising at a Pennsylvania high school — teen suicide, disabilities and other issues were marked by students wearing specifically colored T-shirts each day in recognition of each issue.

On the final day last Friday, Bangor Area High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance — which organized the weeklong project — encouraged students to wear rainbow-colored T-shirts to draw attention to LGBT issues.

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But during televised morning announcements at the school, two of the students seen onscreen wore Chick-fil-A shirts instead, senior Erin Snyder told the Morning Call.

And then the backlash began. read more

We Sure Do Love Diversity in America

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Diversity sure is great. And what’s so great about it is that is so diverse. After all, we’re reminded of it constantly. The president has said that what makes this country great is its diversity. Not our unique form of government – not our freedom of speech or religion, and certainly not are uniquely crafted Constitution or Declaration. No, it’s our diversity.

Of course those who espouse the greatness of diversity don’t really mean it. What they mean is ethnicity. Evidently were only great because we have a wide variety of skin colors.

Now wouldn’t it sound silly if a politician or pundit exclaimed that we should celebrate skin color, rather than the drivel that they dole out about celebrating diversity. Diversity just sounds better, like renaming abortion to pro-choice, or global warming to climate change.

But what of other countries? We’ve heard that America is no better than other countries – Obama said so. But how does that square with the greatness of diversity? Countries like China, Japan and most Arab nations – these are predominantly homogeneous societies. How can we be no better when our “diversity” is what makes us great? read more