When our Founding Fathers dared to risk everything they owned including their lives to stand up to the King of England and carve out this new nation, they intentionally established America as a nation run by the majority of the people. America was established NOT as a democracy but as a republic – the difference being a republic is where the people elect leaders to do the will of the majority of the people and a democracy is where the people elect leaders to dictate over them.
Sadly, today America is no longer a republic. It has become a democracy where the people elect leaders who do what the leaders want, not what the people want. You can also describe America as a nation run by so-called ‘offended’ people.
But even then, there is a distinction. Only liberals and minorities who are offended are listened to but no one listens or cares when a conservative, a Christian or the majority are offended. Allow me to explain.
Back in the 1960s less than a handful of atheists, including the infamous Madalyn Murray O’Hair, claimed they were offended by having prayer and Bible reading in public schools, so the Supreme Court ignored the majority of Americans and banned God, the Bible, Jesus and Christianity from most aspects of public life. The two key cases were Murray v. Curlett and Engel v. Vitale.
Once a handful of atheists got their way after claiming they were offended by the majority of Americans, many other liberal minorities joined in the ranks of the offended.
Gays, lesbians and transgenders have been claiming they feel offended by the traditional Christian morals and values America was founded upon. When Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats took control of the White House and Congress, they began catering to every liberal minority that claimed to be offended by the actions of the majority of the American people.
They complained about the way the majority of the American people were treating them for their perverted, sinful and offensive lifestyle, so Obama and the liberals gave them rights over the majority of the people. Over the objections of many, Obama changed the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ to allow gays and lesbians to openly serve in the military. When military chaplains complained about being ordered to preside at homosexual union ceremonies, they complained that it went against their faith, it offended them and their Christian faith, but the Obama administration told them to comply or face being court-martialed.
When two homosexual men, living in abominable sin complained that they were offended by the traditional and legal definition of marriage, the liberal members of the Supreme Court once again sided with the offended few and gave them rights they do not deserve. When millions of Christians and conservatives said the decision offended them, the high court and federal government turned a blind eye and deaf ear. They didn’t care that the majority were offended, just that a whining minority were.
Over the past few liberal years of the Obama administration, we have seen cases where illegal aliens complained when American citizens displayed American flags on American soil and in American schools. What happened? The Americans were ordered to remove and stop displaying the American flag.
A proud American veteran who served his nation and continues to serve his community and help other veterans, wanted to sponsor his son’s Little League baseball team, but the Little League officials wouldn’t allow it because the dad owned and operated a gun store and the league said some people may be offended by it.
American Indians claim that they are offended by the Washington Redskins name and logo. They also complain that they are offended by other sports teams’ names and logos like the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians.
Now black activists are screaming and hollering that every historic symbol of the Civil War be removed because they are offended for what it stands for. They claim Civil War memorials are racist when in fact they are nothing more than a memorial to a war that nearly ripped this nation in two and accounted for more war casualties than any other war in our nation’s history.
Frankly, I’M OFFENDED by all those who whine and throw temper tantrums claiming that they are offended for the slightest thing that disagrees with their personal beliefs. Ironically, these so-called ‘offended’ people are the ones that are hollering for tolerance of all views, but their actions say they are the most intolerant of all. They only tolerate their own views and refuse to tolerate the views of anyone else. They have no problem forcing their perverted, racist and liberal views on everyone else, but they scream, stomp their feet, protest and more when the rights of the majority are upheld over their own views.
Yes, I’M OFFENDED but who cares? Who even bothers to listen when people like myself, Christian, conservative and patriotic are offended by the actions of the offended few? No laws will be changed nor any court cases won over my being offended, because of who and what I am. America is no longer the ‘Home of the Brave and Land of the Free’. It’s now ‘Home of the Offended and Land of the Whiners’!