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Should and Must

There is a game that Statists play. It’s called the “change the meaning game”… They will take a word and misuse it consistently in order to change the meaning in your mind.  (Liberal is a great example. Originally it meant something very, very different than what American Liberals have turned it into today.)
I was listening to our president speak in regard to raising taxes and he mentioned that Jesus said “the rich should pay more”.
I am not overtly religious. So if it was Jesus or Ronald McDonald makes little difference to my point.  What’s important is the insult being directed at all of us from the President of The United States.

He is either expecting us not to listen to what he is actually saying… or he thinks we’re all ignorant.

I believe he thinks we are unable to understand the difference between “should” and “must”.

He must also believe that if he uses “Should” in place of “Must” long enough we will assign the same meaning of “Must” to both words.
Let me be clear… it’s fine that you, me or anybody thinks someone “should” do something. I can think you should pay all my taxes. You can think I should join the circus, or I should punch myself in the face etc.

There is a distinct difference.

The line is drawn at “Must”.

“Must” requires Force.

This word is particularly important when being uttered by those folks in government. We have reserved the right of force to the government specifically.  So, they and only they can force us to do things.

Theoretically we have the U.S.Constitution and the Bill of Rights to protect us… but only if we demand they be followed; which we don’t.

This brings me to my issue with the president. When he states Jesus said “the rich should pay more” he means “must”. This is so common a tactic that it fails to register in our minds anymore. Too many of us just nod along in agreement with statements like these. We don’t take the time to ask first “who exactly are the rich” and “where did Christ state the rich needed to be forced (must) to pay more?” and finally “why don’t you just say ‘forced to’ when that is what you mean”?
Educated people should take offense at such statements from our leaders in government. We must demand clarity in speech, otherwise the Left on both sides of the aisle will continue to play their games… successfully.

As an aside, Isn’t it interesting that Leftists approve of religion so long as they think it bolsters their agenda (Jesus says the rich must pay more taxes) yet howl when it is in opposition to it (Churches should be forced to supply birth control)?  I was unaware that the Bible, Koran or U.S. Constitution were open for picking and choosing the things you like while disregarding those you don’t.

And, if they are… then what good are they?

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The Anti-Wilson?

So Who is Dr. Ben Carson?

Anytime the Left comes out with a full-throated scream directed at any individual regarding their “inappropriateness” or “ridiculous statements” without actually addressing those statements on their merit I become interested.

Very Interested.

Since there has been discussion about Dr. Carson being considered to run for President, let’s take a look at this man… versus a Liberal favorite; President Woodrow Wilson.

Both President Wilson and Carson are Doctors.

Both Wilson and Carson are very religious.

Both are considered brilliant by their peers.

That seems to be where the similarities end.

First, and most obvious, President Wilson is dead… Dr. Carson is not.

Woodrow Wilson was a product of a time when “new” thought regarding sub-humans and their need to be led, or “prevented”, was widely accepted among the Progressive Elite.

Ben Carson is a product of Liberty, Freedom and Individual rights paired with Free-Markets and Personal Responsibility.  These ideas seems to be accepted by a minority of us.

President Wilson was an ugly Racist and horrible Elitist.  Wilson was the Father of Progressivism and is directly linked to the unmatched, unanswerable and uncontrollable Leviathan our Government now represents.  His belief in the biological inferiority of non-white races motivated his Liberal thinking.  His tenet that the masses must be told what to do in every way was empowered by his feeling of Intellectual Superiority.  He put is political opponents in jail.  He made speaking out against his Administration a crime. He was a Tyrant.

Doctor Carson does not seem to believe these things… in any way.  Not in his words, his actions nor his writings.

So… without such beliefs, will Doctor Carson be embraced by Leftists worldwide?

Will the Media see the logic of Doctor Carson’s proposed approach to Health Care for everyone?  Might the merits of his approach to taxes be honestly debated even though he’s not a trained community organizer?  Or, will his statement be referenced only in regard to it’s “appropriateness”?  (Is dissent Patriotic just not appropriate? Should we ask Hillary.)

If Doctor Carson continues to speak up it is my belief that he will be the nail which must be pounded down.

Good Socialists cannot have a nail that sticks out…  I say good Socialists because Dr. Carson happens to be black.  And, if you follow the Media complex a black person must, by definition, be a Socialist.  If not, they are not “legitimately” black.  Let me ask you, how do they view Clarence Thomas, Condoleezza Rice, Herman Cain, J.C. Watts, Thomas Sowell, Allen West, Colin Powell pre-Obama endorsement… idiots all!

Dr. Carson is about to find his life very uncomfortable if the brief 24-hour reaction to his prayer breakfast speech is any indication.  The only reason the long knives have not come out already is due to the “interruption” by a psychotic ex-cop on a killing spree and President Obama’s State of the Union delusion.

So what will be the narrative?

The Left Wing Media will tell you, ad nauseam, that Dr. Carson does not believe in Evolution.

This is true in so far as he has not ‘accepted’ it.  He has said as much.

If you haven’t heard this yet, you’re about to.  In fact, I’m willing to bet that will be all you hear about the Doctor.

But I would ask you to consider if his “unorthodox” views have prevented him from being successful in his career as a Pediatric Neurosurgeon?  Has it prevented him from being given over 60 honorary Doctorates from Schools around the World and a Congressional Medal of Freedom?  Has it encumbered his status as a Doctor and a Scientist?  I am not a organized religion kind of guy… but I do not think that one’s religion prevents them from working within a framework that prevents government from mandating religious tests in order to serve.

In other words, the Separation of Church and State.

And, if belief in Religion makes one “stupid”, I only wish I was as “stupid” as Dr. Carson.

But don’t expect any of the above to get in the way of the mean-spirited campaign of personal destruction which is about to be levied upon Dr. Carson from the Democratic Socialists, and their Useful Idiots, making up the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

Please accept my condolences in advance Doctor.