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Time for nation to declare war on being stupid

Published 9:37am Friday, May 18, 2012

America is not the “social issue fixer-upper in disrepair” Progressives make her out to be. Instead, America is the “world’s last great hope,” and will continue to be, just as soon as we are able to get our head above the water economically.

The wave upon wave of “wars” on race, women, class and now gay marriage — were devised to sink this magnificent “city on a shining hill” into the depths of the sea and replace her with a European-style socialistic utopian theme park I affectionately call “Progressive World.”

Progressives, there is a much simpler way to get to that happy place filled with e-ticket rides and no work: Hop on a plane to Greece and send us a postcard to let us know how it’s working out for you.

God bless them, it seems Progressives honestly thought the sun, moon, and planets had lined up just for them that magical Greek column-themed inauguration night in 2009 when Democrats owned Washington.

President Obama and Democrats had two years to do something about gay marriage, if they wanted to. Instead, the president waited to make his “public service announcement” until now.

Obama made no promises; he simply stated his opinion. The shrewd politician he is, Obama understood the power of words and threw out a few to rally his base and raise Hollywood big-dollar campaign donations — which goes to show you intelligence is not a prerequisite for fame.

Rally, he did; within days, Newsweek canonized Obama as America’s “First Gay President,” and plastered his face on their front page, rainbow flag colored halo and all.

I shall bite my tongue here for further comment, and leave the editorializing to readers.

Especially during these days of pending economic ruin, the “war” on gay marriage is a waste of time. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that as long as gays stay within the same legal boundaries we are all bound to; they can do whatever they want behind closed doors. It’s their business.

I’m sure the GOP would be happy to accommodate them with reasonable things like hospital visitation rights.

Sexual activity is between an individual, God, and the fly on the wall and has nothing to do with civil rights.

Conservatives must sit this one out and let nature take its course. If liberal men marry men and liberal women marry women and those who want to abort their babies do so, it won’t be long before liberals will “social right” themselves out of existence.

In this case, patience is a virtue conservatives should wholeheartedly embrace.

Meanwhile, our ship is sinking, and Democrats are dressing themselves for dinner.

Focusing on non-issues intended to pit Americans against each other rather than acknowledging the iceberg we’re about to crash into was an exercise in futility. How far this one, who once promised to bind us together, has fallen.

It truly is “still about the economy, stupid.” Maybe someone needs to declare a war on “stupid.”

 

Susan Stamper Brown is an opinion page columnist, motivational speaker and military advocate who writes about politics, the military, the economy and culture. Email Susan at writestamper@gmail.com or her website at susanstamperbrown.com.

 

 

 

 

  • mikehaney

    Keta:Some people will believe pretty much anything, if they hear it often enough.
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    Like—Obama is an idiot that likes golf and lavish vacations?
    I take that back. Obama duped a lot of people in 08 so he must have something up there, or maybe he just belongs in Hollywood with his buddies.

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  • keta

    Disregarding the source, FRC, and whether it is 100% accurate
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    Gosh, you think the Family Research Council might not be 100% accurate? It has the distinction of being officially labeled a hate group, due to “propagation of known falsehoods” about sexual minorities, falsehoods that have been completely discredited by scientific authorities. Republicans 101: try to make others hate and fear the people you dislike; make stuff up. Why not? Some people will believe pretty much anything, if they hear it often enough.

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  • mikehaney

    Disregarding the source,FRC,and whether it is 100% accurate, the person in the Whitehouse is dangerous to our country and way of life. This is only the tip of the iceberg on only one topic.
    Obama is turning our country upside down and I refuse to give him respect by calling him president, and he has absolutely no respect for our country. I started to say his country but wasn’t sure about that. That would demand a lot more research and his life before 2008 is really hard to investigate apparently.

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    • Noesis

      When you can’t dispute the facts, you go after the messenger – Liberal 101.

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  • keta

    The Family Research Council is really into this, but the republican candidate isn’t. Hmm. I’ll bet those wily handlers of Romney’s wish the Family Research Council would go back to persecuting women full time and leave this one alone.

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  • mikehaney

    The President has already threatened to veto the bill if it stands in the way of the administration’s “new defense strategy,” which apparently includes same-sex military weddings and trampling chaplains’ rights. In a formal Statement of Administration Policy, the White House singled out two amendments for criticism: one offered by Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to shield chaplains from religious coercion, and the other by Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.) to ban same-sex “marriage” ceremonies on military bases. According to the White House, the President “strongly objects” to “any policies that would inhibit the ability of same-sex couples to marry or enter a recognized relationship…a troublesome and potentially unconstitutional limitation on religious liberty.”

    Funny, the administration didn’t seem to care all that much about the “limitation of religious liberty” when it came to Rep. Akin’s amendment, which lets chaplains opt out of duties they find morally objectionable. “Liberals may have successfully ended ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ but they should not be allowed to force members of our military to give up their religious beliefs,” said Congressman Akin. As far as the White House is concerned, allowing spiritual leaders to live by their faith is “harmful to good order and discipline.” On the contrary, what would be harmful to good order and discipline is muzzling those who preach, teach, counsel, and console.

    This is a micro view of the macro problem that we’ve been warning would be a part of any same-sex “marriage” proposal. If the religious freedoms of our troops are disposable, then how could anyone believe that the administration won’t broaden its attack to everyone who opposes homosexuality? For now, the dispute between the President’s agenda and religious freedom is in the Senate’s hands. The American military is trying to resolve conflicts around the world. The last thing it needs is to be deployed in the President’s war to legitimize homosexuality.

    Family Research Council

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  • Noesis

    Indie: It doesn’t matter who pulled the trigger. Now we see another progressive president who will not be beaten at the polls and what do we hear? We hear desperate voices from the right pondering about how this president might meet the same fate as JFK.
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    Seriously? Lets recap the party of tolerance:

    Liberal icon Gore Vidal, while on the CNN Headline News Show, “The Joy Behar Show” on October 22 said of President Bush: “But I couldn’t jump into the screen fast enough to kill him off. That’s one murder that I missed not committing.”

    Huffington Post Tony Hendra: I give thanks O Lord for Dick Cheney’s Heart, that brave organ which has done its darn-tootin’ best on four separate occasions to do what we can only dream about.

    O Lord, give Dick Cheney’s Heart, Our Sacred Secret Weapon, the strength to try one more time! For greater love hath no heart than that it lay down its life to rid the planet of its Number One Human Tumor.

    Arianna Huffington wrote on Cheney being in the hospital after a heart attack. She had to post this: “Some of the comments posted to the Cheney news story are highly offensive, and we will therefore delete them…”

    President Bush was also the target of a liberal film called “Death of a President” depicting his assasination while he was still in office.

    Air America radio host Randi Rhodes said Bush should be killed off like Fredo in “Godfather Part II.”

    On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod’s law dictates he’ll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr – where are you now that we need you?
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    Now you were saying Indie?

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  • mickakers

    79Tiger; Not meaning to dispute your word, but I feel a more apt description of Martin Luther King Jr.’s political point of view would be Independent. I don’t think he was wholeheartedly committed to either party.

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    • Noesis

      Wikipedia: In October 1960, when Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested at a peaceful sit-in in Atlanta, Robert Kennedy telephoned the judge and helped secure King’s release. Although King, Sr. had previously opposed Kennedy because he was a Catholic, he expressed his appreciation for these calls and switched his support to Kennedy. At this time, King, Sr. had been a lifelong registered Republican, and had endorsed Republican Richard Nixon.

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  • mickakers

    79Tiger; My intention was to point out distinguished individuals of the 20th century, not political parties, but thank you for pointing this out. This leads to more credence in regards to the failings of the Democratic Party and their way of thinking. The Afro-American community should be more aware of this, as they are strong supporters of the Democratic Party and it’s extreme liberalism.

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  • http://www.tytandan.com 79Tiger

    MLK Jr. was a republican.

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  • mickakers

    Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Kathleen Sebelius are the prime destroyers of the integrity of the Democratic Party. Examples of arrogance, debasement and ineptitude in thought, word and action. FDR, John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, LBJ and Martin Luther King Jr. would hang their heads in shame.

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  • mickakers

    mikehaney; I found a great deal of insight in your scale-rating comment.

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  • mikehaney

    How do you define Obama———-

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder > 5 of following criteria
    1. Requires excessive admiration
    2. Grandiose sense of self-importance; believes self to be superior
    3. Preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance
    4. Believes that he/she is special and should have only the best
    5. Has sense of entitlement, ie deserves special favors or treatment
    6. Exploits interpersonal relations, ie takes advantage of others
    7. Lacks empathy and concern for others
    8. Is envious of others or believes them to be envious of him/her
    9. Displays arrogance

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  • mikehaney

    On a scale from 1 to 10, I would have to rate the republican party between 3 and 4.
    Dems I would rate no more than a minus 5.
    Negative on a scale from 1 to 10 may nor compute but what else can a person do.

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  • keta

    I find Barack Obama the most inefficient president
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    …… inefficient in that he hasn’t thrown out Roe V Wade yet. Of course, neither did Bushes one or two, Clinton, Reagan, Ford… You’re a one-issue guy, blind to every evil but that one. The mortgage crisis and the recession has been hard on everyone, but hardest on, who else, women and children. The republican answer to this, apparently, is to limit women’s options even further. Brilliant. Worldwide, women without options get to experience poverty and violence on a regular basis. Cheering crowds line up during papal visits, anxious to kiss the ring of the wily old politician who insists contraception is a sin. Children who are neglected, sick and hungry, children sold into sexual slavery, or handed a machete and inducted into some psychopath’s army, matter as much as the cute babies in your Right to Life literature. Trying to roll back the clock on women’s rights, to remove the choice of whether to parent or not, to limit our options, is the height of ignorance. That makes you a republican, no question.

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  • mickakers

    The Republican Party is also sadly lacking in moral integrity. Where is their care and concern for the less affluent? What a mess!!!, and were supposed to be intelligent. Intelligence without Wisdom is useless.

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  • mickakers

    Speaking as a registered Democrat and Labor Union member and leader for fifty years duration, I find Barack Obama the most inefficient president in my lifetime, lacking in due care and concern for all members of society, in particular the weakest and most helpless. His endorsement of same sex marriage is a prime example of his lack of common sense and wisdom. The American people deserve better. The Democratic Party has fallen on hard times. Materialism and Secularism is the rule of the day. I prefer and find merit in their former philosophy of Idealism and Spiritualism. I think the Republican Party has captured this philosophy to a great degree, although they have not reached the pinnacle that the former Democratic Party had reached. There is still work to be done within the GOP. At the present time, I have more confidence in the Republican Party.

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  • keta

    You mean like freeing the slaves
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    You can certainly travel back in time and point with pride to the republican party of 150 years ago. And 100 years ago, republicans understood before democrats what women’s votes could mean in an election. Unfortunately, around 1980, republicans aligned themselves with social conservatives, evangelicals and the politics of fear. Fear of change and pandering to the ignorant pulled the Equal Rights Amendment out of the republican presidential platform that year. The gender gap appeared, with more women voting democratic, for obvious reasons. Democrats and republicans had traded places. Pointing out how enlightened your party was in other centuries always sounds lame, Goob.

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  • indieVoter

    You’re right Noesis, the republicans had a good thing going in the 19th century. What happened.

    Of course the republicans went on to be against Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in the 20th century. They were also against civil rights and for segregation in significant numbers. Again, what happened to the party of Lincoln?

    Of course, JFK was a big fan of Lincoln but where did that get him. When they couldn’t beat him, they killed him. It doesn’t matter who pulled the trigger. Now we see another progressive president who will not be beaten at the polls and what do we hear? We hear desperate voices from the right pondering about how this president might meet the same fate as JFK.

    To me, that’s the exact same thing as just going online and flat-out appealing to some nutcase to go out and do that. That makes those voices as bad as whomever it was who pulled the trigger on November 22, 1963.

    Again, what happened to the party of Lincoln?

    Just understand this. Obama knows how(some of) you guys think. He is not going to let that happen. America chose its path in 1960 but it was all stolen from us. First, when John Kennedy was killed and again when Bobby was shot.

    America would be a MUCH better place if we had John from 61-68 and Bobby from 69-76. Maybe we could have then gotten a younger Reagan elected in 76 and completely bypassed the shameful Nixon administration and the perhaps good-hearted but largely innefective Carter administration.

    I don’t MIND having a good republican in the presidency…a GOOD one, mind you.

    Finally, there is no “battleground” here in this forum nor here in this county. It will go for Romney, no doubt about it…but Obama will still take Ohio and he will still win. In fact, he can give a partial thanks to Kasich for mobilizing the democratic base.

    How about this, my republican friends? Why don’t you just get active in your party and fight to make sure you have a GOOD candidate for president in 2016. We don’t want some tea-bag partisan flame thrower…and by “we”, I mean America, not just democrats and independents.

    Give us someone with a compelling vision for America, not just the republicans, and we will be there to listen to what they have to say. I will, at least.

    If they are the better overall candidate in 2016, they will have my vote…guaranteed.

    Have a nice day.

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  • Noesis

    Republicans are laser-like in their ability to land on the wrong side of every issue.
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    You mean like freeing the slaves and giving women the right to vote?

    Things that democrats were against.

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  • Noesis

    Yep those times sure are a changing… look at how many states that have voted to allow gays to marry… What’s the count up to now Keta? Oh wait, sorry… still at zero.

    Sixties hippies ended an illegal democratic war you mean Keta?

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  • keta

    white house full of sixties hippies wants to try it again
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    Sixties hippies ended an illegal war and changed the lives of women and minorities forever. Justice and progress just keep coming, whether righties like it or not.

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  • mikehaney

    Progressives,democrats,socialists,communism. This has all been tried before but the white house full of sixties hippies wants to try it again. With Chicago politcs no less.

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  • keta

    LOL…the fault is obviously with straight couples, millions of them, republicans and democrats, who stubbornly insist on having gay children – millions of them. Republicans are laser-like in their ability to land on the wrong side of every issue. Years pass, and things shake out the way they should in a country founded on the ideas of equality and opportunity. Case in point, instead of being lynched for attempting to register to vote, Barack Obama is the incumbent president. This in spite of the Noesises and Micks of the world. Bulletin: in time, women will have more options, not fewer. In time, nobody will have the right to tell others whom they can marry. In time, injustices like a tax code rigged by and for people who can pay to tinker with it will be an embarrassing memory. And Republicans will pretend those were their ideas, like Mitt Romney taking credit for the auto bailout. Ms. Brown’s statement that “conservatives must sit this one out” is laugh-out-loud funny. They don’t have a choice. The tide is turning. A decade ago, Romney would have gone a “my opponent endorses gay marriage” tour and won in a landslide. Today, he changes the subject as quickly as he can. It’s a new world, a younger, more practical one. Brace yourself.

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  • mickakers

    I found food for thought in the comment “If liberal men marry men and liberal women marry women and those who want to abort their babies do so, it won’t be long before liberals will “social right” themselves out of existence.” However, I don’t think conservatives should set this one out and let nature take it’s course. I feel they should do something to correct the situation as soon as possible.
    The ballot box speaks.

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  • Noesis

    You read the news and you almost feel sorry for democrats… Scott Walker is beating his competition so badly that the DNC refuses to give democrats in Wisconsin any money (Key for Keta to blame the democratic candidate). Obama can’t run on his record so all he’s left with is smearing Romney and trying anything he can to distract the public from how bad the economy is. Hey look, gay marriage! It’s Bush’s fault! The rich aren’t paying enough! The republicans hate women!

    I don’t think that Romney will beat Obambi as bad as Reagan beat Carter but… It’ll still be bad…

    The second wave of the tsunami will be landing in November of this year…

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