When America falls short of its potential, there’s only one thing to do: Vote the nuns out
The people I work with mostly call themselves either plain liberals (static liberals) or progressives (moving liberals). One silver lining is they bring up a lot of liberal stuff in the office and talk gossip about it, so I get ideas to talk about.
This week they’re all excited about a judge’s decision to block enforcement of the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (ndaa). This is good, everyone says, because First Amendment this, and Fifth Amendment that. You know, liberal things. But let’s talk about what this decision really means for America.
At last count the u.s. adult incarceration rate was 743 per 100,000. If you throw in people on probation and parole you find out more than 3 percent of adult u.s. residents are under some sort of correctional supervision.
That’s pretty good compared to the current crop of lame world countries. But did you know that at one time the Soviet Union had an adult incarceration rate of 800 per 100,000?
It’s true. During WWII, Stalin didn’t fuss over civil rights and protections, he’d just as soon send a man to a gulag as look at him. And as a result, the ussr got a world’s record for adult incarcerations.
And here we are, so close: 743 per 100,000. All we need do is lock up a measly extra 58 per and we’d be over the top. usa would be No. 1 for all time!
How are we going to get there if, every time our government passes a law that lets them imprison people for standing next to a crowd, some judge spoils it for us? We need to give our government the same freedom Stalin had.
Another thing that got the attention of the liberals in the office was the Arizona Secretary of State, who said he would block Obama from the ballot unless Hawaii proves to his satisfaction that Obama was born there when he says he was.
Honestly, I don’t know what country progressives think we’re living in. My copy of the Constitution has it right there in plain English: “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, as decided by the Secretary of States of every state, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”
Well, not really, but that’s obviously what it means. It stands to reason. Who the people get to vote for President should be decided by their Secretary of State.
Otherwise we’d have too many choices, and the chance of choosing wrong is multiplied enormously.
We have too many problems in this country. We can’t run the risk of accidentally re-electing a possible Kenyan.
The latest bit of gossip going around the office has to do with nuns. It just goes to show that liberals don’t have lives of their own, that they all are worried about the affairs of almost all of the Catholic nuns in the United States.
So far as I know not one employee of Real Change is an uppity, pope-disobeying, contraception-passing-out nun. But boy, do they have opinions on them.
The general thrust of their opinions is all about restricting the religious freedom of the duly elected pope of the world. All the good pope wants is to make the 45,000 members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious spend all their time putting a stop to abortions and same-sex marriages, instead of wasting their time doing things they were originally charged to do such as, helping the poor, nursing the sick, teaching or ending violence.
People make mistakes. The organization was formed 56 years ago. People weren’t as enlightened back then as they are now. We know now that nuns aren’t needed to help the poor or the sick. The poor just need to get jobs, and the sick just need to stop moaning.
And we certainly don’t want to end violence. We have to get our incarceration numbers up.
We’re so close. The pope is on our side.
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