The Two Extremes of American Society

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I was looking around the web over the weekend and came across a story that for most readers would have very little affect. I scanned it and reacted similarly. I thought, okay, big deal.

A few hours later I went back to it.

The story was of a woman who was arrested for swearing at her two kids in a Kroger supermarket in North Augusta South Carolina. MailOnline reported: “A mother of two in South Carolina has been cuffed, hauled off to jail and charged with disorderly conduct after she allegedly yelled at her kids to ‘stop squishing the f***ing bread’ at a grocery store.”

Danielle Wolfe, 22, was arrested under a city ordinance in North Augusta South Carolina which makes it a crime, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, to “utter while in a state of anger, in the presence of another, any bawdy, lewd or obscene words or epithets”.

Evidently another shopper called police to the Kroger store about 10 PM on Sunday to report that Ms. Wolfe was swearing at her children in public.

The woman told Officer Travis Smith that she approached Ms. Wolfe and asked her to stop using foul language toward the children. Ms. Wolfe responded by turning the foul language toward her. Ms. Wolfe appears to be a real class act.

Well, good on that lady. That’s how it should be handled, kind of. The calling the police part is over the top.

North Augusta Police Lt. Tim Thornton added: “You can’t go someplace in public venues and use that kind of language in the state of South Carolina.”

Well I hate to break the news to you Lieutenant, but everyone already is.

Ms. Wolfe denied she was swearing at her children. She claims she was swearing at her husband over some frozen pizzas that he tossed on top of the bread in their shopping cart.

Oh, that’s much better, berating your husband in front of the children.

And why would anyone be surprised by this lady – swearing. This is how Americans speak. They really do. Every day, at the gym, I am witness to this, and not by some uneducated 22-year-old Gila monster who drags her young children out at 10 at night. No, these are young college-educated men, who work at local high-tech firms. I’m talking engineers, salesman, managers. Every other word is f***ing this and f***ing that. To me, it sounds completely ignorant and utterly unnecessary. Heck, even when I was a sailor I never swore like that.

Now this lady is never going to win mother of the year, but I don’t think she should have been arrested, certainly not in public and in front of her children. That’s just wrong. Yes, she did technically “break the law” but really. The cop probably went back to the station house and laughed with his buddies about how he f***ing arrested this f***ing b***ch for f***ing swearing. If he is under the age of 30, I can almost guarantee it.

On its face and on its own, the story is nothing but a little sidebar – yet it’s also an indicator of two extremes and I’m not sure which is worse.

On one hand it’s another indication of the coarsening of our society, the desensitizing of language running parallel with the desensitizing of sex and violence. It’s become harder and harder to recognize the “outrageous”. This is a real problem.

Look at the web -YouTube, etc. and see that some of the most popular “viral” videos are actually the ones that demonstrate love – kindness – charity toward others. And why? Because it’s becoming less common.

Now, on the flip side is the old slippery slope argument. Arresting someone for swearing in public can lead only to speech police. It can and will, already has on college campuses, lead to other words that can’t be uttered. What’s next? “Dateline, Washington DC: This just in. 25 fans arrested at a football game for shouting ‘Go Redskins’”.

Think it can’t happen? Tell that to the man who was forced to resign for using the term “niggardly“, or the guy who was hauled in by college campus police and questioned about an incident where he shouted at a group of black sorority sisters to “Shut up, you water buffalo…”

So again, I’m not sure which extreme is worse. So how about this.

How about we try to reestablish a society where common sense and common decency are the cornerstones.

No More Apologies for Islam

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Time for a get real moment about radical Islam, and why anyone would support them.

Everywhere they go, they leave nothing but destruction and death behind.

They persecute and murder Christians just because there Christian – just because they’re different, but they whine at anyone who speaks out about their “sacred” practices. As if we have no right or standing to do so.

Oh, and they want exterminate all Jews.

They have this dumb-ass rule about women having to remain completely covered.

You can see it practically everywhere you go – even here in New England. I was witness to the practice just recently. It’s summer – it’s hot – 90 degrees plus with 80% humidity. A Muslim man is taking a walk with his son. They are dressed in shorts, tank tops and flip-flops. Beside them is who I assume to be the man’s wife, covered from head to tow in black. Her headscarf was a Niqab. The only things visible were her eyes.

How completely absurd! The practice of women covering up is supposed to be rooted in some sort of religious “modesty” code or something – that women should only be seen by their husbands. Bullcrap, I say. It’s just another way for Muslim men to manifest power over women, who have virtually no rights.

And don’t tell me the women don’t mind dressing that way, as the males dress down to practically nothing in the hot summer sun. read more

Does ‘No Impeachment’ Fulfill Alinsky’s Rule #4?

from the American Thinker:

Lately it’s hard to take John Boehner and his Coppertone tan seriously. However, when it appeared that the House Majority Speaker was proactively taking the wind out of Barack Obama’s ‘they want to impeach me’ sails, there was a glimmer of hope that someone on the right had actually grown a spine.

Republicans reiterating that impeachment was not an option exhibited a rare unified spirit. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) even hobbled up to the mic to reinforce Boehner’s proclamation that impeaching Barack Obama was a talking point that Democrats, not Republicans, were going on about.

Is that a pulse? Could it be that finally, after six long years of waiting, the geriatric wing of the Republican Party had actually mustered the strength to block the president’s desperate effort to divert attention prior to the midterms in November?

Or could it be that Obama’s pathetic attempt to garner sympathy at the expense of Republicans is a Saul Alinsky tactic? read more

Another Conservative Sellout?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I’ve written extensively, as have many others, about the southern border and the illegal alien invasion. It’s one of my “make or break” issues – one issue over which a candidate for any office will immediately lose both my support and my vote.

The lawlessness at the border is indeed unprecedented, and that’s not hyperbole. It is in fact unprecedented. We’ve seen nothing at all like this since our founding.

However, George Will believes it not to be, and this wouldn’t be the first time he has taken the establishment position on immigration. I wrote about it last year. You may review it here.

He told Fox’s Chris Wallace that we should just let them in. “We are to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America, you’re going to go to school and get a job and become Americans’. We have 3141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county. The idea that we can’t assimilate these eight-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous.”

Well Mr. Will – whether we “have more than enough space to accommodate the children” or not, is immaterial. I’m sure, Mr. Will, you have more than enough furniture in your home for me to take a chair or two. There are laws governing immigration – or at least there used to be – just as there are laws prohibiting me from taking your furniture.

Your argument sounds a lot like “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”. That sounds a bit Karl Marx-ish or Loius Blanc-ish, if you will. read more

All For the Love of (Illegal) Family

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The following quotes are from a CNN. Com article regarding the journey of an illegal alien mother and her 14 year old son, Jesús, from Guatemala, coming to America to reunite with the boys father, who lives in Mississippi.

It is written for one reason – to tug on the heartstrings of brainless Americans – the kind that read this clap-trap. Yeah, I know – What does that make me.

From Catherine E. Shoichet at CNN.com:

“It is a powerful need: to see the man who shaped your life from afar for almost 13 years. For 14-year-old Jesús and his mother, it was enough to propel them on a dangerous and illegal journey. They made it to America.”

“…cloaked in predawn darkness, they climbed a ladder and scaled a 15-foot-high steel fence to cross into the United States. Border Patrol agents caught them within minutes. After one night in detention, they were released on this morning in late June and dropped off at the bus station…”

“Now that they’ve made it this far, Jesús has no doubt that the moment he’s dreamed of his whole life is near. He is finally going to see someone he’s long looked up to but never stood beside.”

“Voy a conocer a mi papa,” Jesús says. “I am going to meet my father.”

The love story continues, describing the long journey. You see, the two just wish to reunite their family. It’s a tale of love conquering all – even U.S. law.

There is a video that accompanies the article, chronicling their journey.

Here is what the video reveals that the article omits: This kid’s father left them and snuck into the U.S. in 2001. That would make Jesús little more than 1 when the father left. By all accounts, he never went back. The kid says he misses his dad, but how can you miss someone you’ve never met? read more

Armed Citizens Do Save Lives

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Recently Garen Wintemute, director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, was quoted saying: “I think most people don’t want to be in a society where people have arms everywhere, particularly since there is no evidence that being armed is a benefit.”

Well, possibly to the surprise of some, I agree with Mr. Wintemute – that is, I agree with half his statement.

I too, as most Americans certainly would, prefer a country where no one has the need or even desire to arm themselves – beyond weapons for hunting. That would be wonderful and there is a place that has achieved this level of civility, peace and love for one another.

It’s called Heaven and its inhabitants are angels.

Unfortunately, this isn’t heaven, and none of us are angels, so we do what we must to try to assure that our loved ones and neighbors don’t get there prematurely. read more

Come Visit Chicago…You May Live Long Enough to Leave

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

Just this past weekend it was reported that an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed in Chicago by a stray bullet.

Shamiya Adams was at a sleepover Friday night. The girls were making s’mores when gunshots rang out nearby. Evidently one of the bullets entered the house, struck and killed her.

In fact, a total of 22 people were shot just that Friday night in Chicago. And just a few weeks after 60 were shot over the Fourth of July weekend. That’s 26 more than were shot over the same holiday weekend in 2013.

Virtually all the shootings have been black on black, or Latino or let’s just say, minority on minority.

Yet, when reporting on the child shooting incident, ThinkProgress felt compelled to report that “A recent study found that African Americans were 10 times more likely to be shot by police than white people.”

Huh? None of the reported shootings were by police, yet the leftist radicals at ThinkProgress can’t help themselves. They have to somehow weave the “evil cops” into their narrative.

Of course ThinkProgress will never conclude that Chicago’s “gun violence” problem has anything to do with the city’s ridiculous anti-gun laws. read more

Diversity is ‘Marvel’ous

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It is said that “love” is all you need. That may be true for us mere mortals, but what about non-mortals? What about the comic superheroes that so many have grown up with and have, over the last several years, become big budget action movies – box office smashes?

It seems “diversity” is all they need.

I’m speaking of the DC Comics and Marvel franchises.

Every few years it seems, they make another comics superhero into a box office sensation.

Not everyone is a hit, but there have been some big ones. Batman, Spiderman and Superman of DC fame and lately, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America have all translated well to the silver screen. read more

Establishment Republicans Say Rollover on Immigration

from Breitbart:

While liberal activists keep pushing Democrats to make more concessions regarding the flood of illegal immigrant children across the border, GOP consultants in D.C. are suggesting that Republicans roll over and approve President Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion without any concessions.

And they are doing so to liberal outlets like the Huffington Post.

Since only $400 million of those funds would actually go to strengthen border security, Republicans have been wary of giving the Obama administration a “blank check” without getting some concessions, like having National Guard troops on the border or changing a 2008 law that prevents the federal government from immediately deporting illegal immigrants who are not from Mexico or Canada. read more