Saturday, December 6, 2014

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One of President Ronald Reagan’s most famous quips was that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.”

It is indeed sad that America today is plagued, indeed threatened, by the very institution it invented to protect its own citizens. Government.

And there’s no better example of today’s distortions of what government is supposed to be about than the EEOC – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The EEOC was established in the wave of idealism of the 1960s as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The agency was set up to enforce federal laws established to protect against discrimination in the workplace.

What’s discrimination? It started out to be discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, and genetic information.

In 2011 the EEOC included “sex stereotyping” of lesbian, gay, and bi-sexual individuals as a form of sex discrimination. In 2012, the definition of discrimination warranting protection was again expanded to include transgender status and gender identity.

Once we decide that right and wrong is a political problem rather than a religious/moral problem, our lives get turned over to politicians and bureaucrats who, with great relish and enthusiasm, exercise their power to control us and define right, wrong, and justice for us.

Two Obama nominees for the EEOC were just confirmed by the US Senate and both, warriors for the LGTB cause, are getting their due celebration from groups that support this agenda.

It’s worth recalling again the case of Crystal Dixon, a Christian black woman, who, in 2008, in the midst of a successful career at the University of Toledo, was fired from her job as Associate Vice President for Human Resources because of a politically incorrect op-ed piece she wrote, as a private citizen, in the local newspaper.

Dixon’s op-ed, published in the Toledo Free Press, challenged an earlier op-ed which equated the movement for gay rights to the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. Dixon’s op-ed included the fatal phrase “….I take great umbrage at the notion that those choosing the homosexual lifestyle are civil rights victims.”

Dixon was shown the door, informed that her career at the University of Toledo was over.

Moral relativism does not neutralize the moral marketplace. It replaces one set of values with another.

As Christians are forced to hide in the shadows of today’s America, it is clear which set of values now define the day.

Absurdities abound as we increasingly relinquish our lives, and our freedom, to Washington political power brokers.

Honeywell Corporation is now being sued by the EEOC because the firm insists that employees covered by the firm’s health insurance plan take a health survey as part of the corporate wellness program. According to the EEOC, requiring the survey, and penalizing those who don’t take it, violates the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

Maybe, as Americans enter this Advent season, approaching Christmas, we all should dedicate special thought time this year to what it means to be free and to live in a free country.

Perhaps a useful point of focus might be on the most famous antidiscrimination employment act in American history – the breaking of the racial barrier in major league baseball.

It didn’t happen because of a government dictate. It happened because of the free choice and courage of two deeply Christian men – Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson.

Maybe Christmas season 2015 will be the year Americans re-find their way and realize that a country controlled by politicians cannot be a country that is free.

The great invention of the American founders, becoming so lost today, was the idea that government protects its citizens so they can take personal responsibility for their own lives and make those moral choices.

1 comment:

  1. If I say that sexual orientation should not come into the question when hiring someone for a job, isn’t that just as bad as disqualifying them because of their race? Here the writer moans about including the LGBT family into the mix of people who cannot be discriminated against, but allows for all the others.

    I agree that making new protected class of people takes away from the freedom of people to be prejudiced and racist. Personally, I stand on the side of freedom of people to make those kinds of judgments; otherwise it is the government who decides what is right and what is wrong. I have seen how well the government is in those cases. White Christians are now second class citizens in their own country.

    We are now being forced into a so-called norm created by the left. Pretty soon anyone who does not believe in gay marriage will be demonized as a bigot (they might throw in racist as well for theatrics). If they voice their opinion such as this lady did, they would be fired. Was that treatment fair just because of her opinion? Once the government decides who should win and who should lose, all the debate is over.

    I think the government should keep its nose out of the equation. I believe a private business should not be FORCED to make a wedding cake for newlywed gay people if that lifestyle is firmly against their religion. I believe private companies should not be forced to do business with minorities if that is not in their best interest.

    When the government forces its will on the people, it has a Balkanization effect directly opposite of its intention. People grow to hate and distrust other groups (and the government) even more than before because the government has chosen another group over them; and the losers are FORCED to live with that decision. In the case of a Christian being forced to make a wedding cake for a gay couple in Colorado, the Christian lost and eventually gave up his company because of his firm’s belief that gay marriage was wrong.

    We have also seen the effects of adding large Negro populations into a city. Come on guys, Negroes destroy a town like a swarm of locust bearing down on it. White people are now slaves to these barbaric animals because the government has chosen who the winner is and who the loser is.

    Let’s talk affirmative action, in that case Latinos and blacks are the winners, and whites and Asians are the losers. Do you see how the government chooses who the winner is? Basically the squeaky wheel gets the oil. White Christian and Asian people are passive and will suffer and will ALWAYS be struck down because they are quiet and follow the law. The niggers, La Raza, Unions, and LGBT groups will always win because they are more vocal. Ultimately the government says who I can and cannot hire, and ultimately all other things as well. Since my group is passive, the government will wipe its ass on my group.

    Only now are white groups starting to wake up and see if they don’t fight back against the government, they will lose EVERYTHING including their nation. Why do you think our half nigger president decided to just let in five million illegal aliens? To put the fucking nail in the coffin of white America! Race has become an issue that cannot be overlooked; we cannot co-exist with blacks and Muslims! For Pete’s sake white people, niggers hate you! When will you FINALLY wake up?