There has been so much in the news lately about our rights as Americans being stripped from us. Or causing us to become suspect by our own government or held to a higher scrutiny because of our beliefs. Beliefs that aren't from far left field. Beliefs that aren't imported into America on the backs of illegal aliens or piped in from dissidents in some distant regime. I'm talking about beliefs that were core to America even 30 years ago when I was in college and Reagan was President. Beliefs that made us the greatest nation on earth. That made the masses want to come here. Beliefs that protected the world from tyranny, brought the Berlin wall down, put men on the moon. Beliefs that allowed our bread basket to feed the world. Beliefs that told school children they were loved and unique and beautiful and could grow up to be anything they desired to be.
Now the vocal America is a bunch of whinny, snotty nosed youngsters wanting a handout and beating up the decent kid down the block to get his candy if they aren't given any by Big Brother. Now our government has took political correctness to the ultimate extremes. They allow a small percentage of very vocal, very litigious citizens to take the reins and steer our country straight into the ditch!
On the local level, I have recently been horrified to hear a Lumberton ISD person was reprimanded for praying at a kindergarten graduation exercise!!! And even more nauseating to learn that Kountze ISD has decided to continue litigation against the cheerleaders that won court approval that upheld their rights recently. Who are these people??!!!???!!!?? No one I have ever actually met or conversed with.
But on the bright side, our wonderful Texas Legislature and Governor Rick Perry have struck a blow to the fear mongers and heathens!!! They have signed legislation protecting school children and school personal from litigation for saying "Merry Christmas!!" Bravo!!! I am so proud!! If I weren't already a Texan, I'd move here! We are the candle shining in a dark - very dark- America! Praise God! And to borrow our littering campaign slogan: Don't Mess With Texas.