A friend posted an article that I found interesting: Oregon is considering making it illegal (civil penalties) to call the police on a suspicious person, notably when it’s a person of color. We have all seen reports of the police being called for nonsense. I recall seeing sometime back a woman called the police for her black neighbors barbecuing. Seriously. It’s ridiculous and a waste of law enforcement time. What about seeing a suspicious person in your neighborhood, no matter the race or ethnicity? Well, according to the article, it seems that that, too, would become against the law. Not a felony, but it would allow the person the police stopped, to sue the caller.
Personally, I’d like to see any and all references to God removed from our money, our pledge, and all government buildings. It’s never going to happen, at least in my lifetime, and as an atheist, I think our time is better spent on the real governmental abuses of the Establishment Clause than these perceived infractions.
I’m fairly certain I haven’t heard so much screeching about a possible Supreme Court nominee ever in my lifetime. The pending retirement of Justice Kennedy has the left so freaked out, its even inspired some of their allies in the media to predict the doom of America and the rollback of basic civil rights.
I have to admit that until the last few days, I’d never heard of Tommy Robinson. I was amazed at the reactions from around the world when he was jailed for supposedly reporting on an ongoing criminal trial in Britain. How could this possibly be a crime?