Gervel Robinson note a piece, Whoever Steers the Ship, Makes the Rules. It was about the 1619 introduction of blacks into America. I wanted to share it.
In 1619, lovely gentlemen from America, a place they discovered that was already inhabited, went to Africa and took many of them back to America. Without any coercion or hesitation, the Africans left their homeland and shackled themselves in the bottom of a cruise ship called the White Lion.
The trip was glorious, and the Africans were delighted. For fun, many of them practiced diving off the side of the ship into the ocean. Others got sick, and many died, but people die on cruise ships every year, so it was not a big deal.
Is modern evangelical christianity becoming sociopathic?
I ran across an article on Huffington Post about how some Christians are using the Bible to discriminate against other contrary to religious teachings. It was written by Tim Rymel. I want to give him and The Huffington Post credit where credit is due. There are some interesting links in his article. They provide the basis for his statements so people cannot call them “alternative facts.”
Tim Rymel, M.Ed., Contributor Author | Educator | Dad
Since Evangelical Christianity began infiltrating politics, officially in the late 1970s, there has been a disturbing trend to limit or remove rights from those who don’t meet the conservative idea of an American. Many of these initiatives come in the form of “religious freedom” laws, which empower discrimination, while other legislation targets immigrants who believe differently. The result has been a sharp division in American culture, and the redefinition of Christian theology.
Angela Watson is a National Board-Certified Teacher with 11 years’ experience in the classroom, plus over a decade of experience as an instructional coach. She wrote this article about the broken educational system.Being an ex-educator, I felt this about sums up education and truth today. —
For many years, most Americans have been asleep. We’ve not been paying attention to the systemic injustices that were building and led us to the point we’re at. The mistrust and dissatisfaction that we’re seeing from many groups of people for many different (and often opposing) reasons–this unrest didn’t come out of nowhere.
As many as three in four Americans overestimate their ability to spot false headlines or spotting fake news. The worse they are , the more likely they are to share that fake news, researchers reported.
Republicans were more likely to fall for fake news than Democrats according to a study. The study had 8200 respondents.
Are we being sheeple? It seems like we have forgotten the Preamble to the Constitution.
“We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution introduces everything that is to follow in the Constitution’s seven articles and twenty-seven amendments. The Constitution serves as the single authoritative written text to serve as the fundamental law of the land.
To paraphrase someone “The Preamble declares who is enacting the Constitution. It is the enactment of all U.S. citizens. The people own the Constitution, not he government or any other branch of government.