The husband of an embattled Kentucky court clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples – and was thus jailed for contempt – came out in support of his wife and declared that just because five justices on the Supreme Court ruled against his wife that doesn’t necessarily make it law.
Yes it does.
Several things can thus be concluded as the American rabble continues to babble: We are not teaching enough civics in our public schools.
Also, checking on the dates of birth of many of these new, proud and loud illiterate minions of the misinformed – one has to conclude that far too many people at Woodstock took the bad acid than the old statistics seem to support.
There simply is no way with the amount of information available on the Internet, in books, at schools, and on social media and in regular old fashioned media one can be so ignorant without a willful desire to be such.
One could support flushing the entire cataloge of Christian rants brought to us by those who believe their brand of God is better than any other and I would have a hard time arguing against it.
Much as Mencken railed against the rabble during the infamous Scopes Monkey trial, one could do so today.
The only thing is today we’ve marched so far backward I seriously doubt in certain corners of the Republic whereJesus statues routinely weep and necks are ruddy and unfettered, I doubt evolution would win in a court of law.
Anarchy reins if we cannot accept the laws of our land.
God has no place in our government – at least no brand of God. All brand of God can be welcomed, or no brand of God. But you cannot deny rights to people because they do not think the way you do.
We fought a revolution a civil war, two world wars and numerous other violent confrontations based on this concept.
It is refreshing to see even the Republic Clown Car balks at this bitter shallowness.
But it doesn’t help all that much.
In the land populated by people like the Kentucky clerk, we’d better give up presidential debates, political parties and any attempts at cogent discussion of the events of the day.
We should institute a danceathon to pick our next President.
Dancing with the Political Super Stars.
Place Hillary, Bernie and Martin O’Malley against Trump, Jeb and the like.
Let the American people finally decide on an intellectual level commensurate with the lowest-common denominator.
If you can get down and get funky you can get the vote.
If not, then out you go.
Honestly it makes as much sense as people being completely ignorant of the laws of our Republic.
It isn’t even that people “Cherry Pick” parts of the bible or our constitution any more.
It is that those who do so have no understanding of either.
Some will argue that ignorance is more rampant now that at any point in our history, but in reading our history, I think it’s just more apparent today.
Ignorance has no place to hide. In fact, in being ignorant and proud, this level of ignorance doesn’t want to hide. It wants to be heard!
It wants to revel in its ignorance, and proudly defend the ignorance while turning deaf ears to progress, education and enlightenment.
So be it.
I for one remain hopeful because I still have a great faith in the majority of human beings who wish to learn and can evaluate nonsense for what it is and dismiss it for the same.
Yes, the heathen may rage in Kentucky.
The Republican Democratic clown cars can pull out its stops in entertaining and misinforming us.
But ultimately even the most intellectually challenged among us – meaning the politicians especially – will grow tired of beating their heads against the wall when an appropriate amount of blood is spilled – metaphorically speaking of course.
Big money aside and the lack of voter participation aside, in the end you can only take so much mindless entertainment before you turn the channel.
Time’s about up in Kentucky and ultimately – hopefully throughout the country. Though dancing with the politicians would be nice.