“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
~Amendment II to the United States Constitution, 1791
By Alden L. Benton
The three most despicable personality traits are hypocrisy, lying, and patronizing. These are distasteful because each one represents something that is not true.
Here are some definitions to make things crystal clear:
Dictionary.com defines a hypocrite as: a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs. A hypocrite is also a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.
A liar is one who lies. A lie is a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.
Patronizing is to behave in an offensively condescending manner toward another or a group from a perceived position of superiority.
We all know a few people who suffer from a chronic level of one or more of these character flaws.
However, the greater problem is that these obnoxious, hurtful, dangerous habits are the cornerstone, the foundation of the secular (Godless) progressive mindset that is deliberately destroying the fabric of our society, our God-given liberties, and our nation.
In Matthew 12:24-25, Jesus answered allegations from the Jewish Pharisees saying, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.”
The destructive and divisive goals and behavior of the secular progressives have already manifested themselves in the legalized mass murder of unborn babies. Not satisfied, secular-progressives launched an attack on the foundation of society — traditional marriage — and won with the legalization of the abomination of same-sex “marriage.”
This was followed by attacks on religious freedom against Christians who refuse to participate in activities that are contrary to their faith. This is facilitated by anti-God, anti-American subversives like the American Civil Liberties Union, in concert with their fellow communist travelers in the Democratic Party, the judicial system, and the educational system.
At the core of these activities are lies, deception, and hypocrisy based on the patronizing notion that “they” know what is best for the rest of us. This notion of “we know best” is transient and unstable because it is not based on a moral code. It is based on how they feel at any given moment and upon a complete ignorance of human nature and intolerance for the liberties and freedoms of those who dare to defy the secular progressive mantra to speak their mind in opposition to their oppressive schemes.
This scheme replaces tolerance for intolerance, freedom of speech with censorship, and free thought with political corectness to control any who disagree. This slavery is called tyranny. It is the antithesis of liberty.
Nowhere is their dishonesty more revealing than it is with the issue of guns. In the aftermath of the mass killing at a Florida high school in February, the secular progressives started spouting their usual mantra, which, when distilled to its core, means take all the guns so you can’t oppose us.
In fact, that incident was preventable. The local sheriff and the Federal Bureau of Investigation both ignored dozens of warnings about the gunman. There was an armed deputy stationed at the school who refused to confront the shooter. Local deputies who responded to the incident remained outside of the school, cowering beside their cars as the shooter continued his rampage.
Now Broward County Sherriff Scott Israel is on a face-saving-I-did-the-right-thing anti-gun tour making excuses for his lack of leadership and the cowardice of his deputies while the media regurgitates his every word, championing the secular progress mantra of control.
Liar, hypocrite, and patronizer.
Contrast the supervised mass murder in Florida with a school shooting on March 21 at a Maryland school. A 17-year-old student armed with a pistol critically wounded a 16-year-old girl and wounded a 14-year-old boy.
The difference between the two school shootings is simple and clear. The school resource officer, Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, responded within a minute after the gunman fired his first shot, and fired a shot of his own. Deputy Gaskill’s shot was simultaneous with the last shot of the gunman. While it is not known whether the deputy’s shot killed the gunman, or the gunman killed himself, Deputy Gaskill’s actions saved the lives of many other students.
There is another, more sinister contrast between these two shootings. The secular progressives and their media talking parrots are silent as this incident doesn’t advance the secular progressive cause of eliminating guns in our society.
A good guy with a gun killed a bad guy with a gun. A good guy with a gun prevented the loss of innocent lives. The facts are clear. They cannot lie and expose their hypocrisy, yet their silence confirms their lies, hypocrisy, and patronizing.
We need more men and women of courage like Deputy Gaskill and a lot less of the cowards of Broward County like Sherriff Scott Israel.
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, the cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” ~John Adams, 1770
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