It's Cherry Picking Season!
Put on your boots and gloves! It's time to go Cherry Picking with Conservatives!
To kill a half-hour of boredom, I had what some would call a "conversation" with some of the ignoratsia (the opposite of "intelligentsia") on Twitter this afternoon. The subject:
Let Us Consider How Conservatives Cherry Pick the Constitution and Bible, Accepting the Parts they Like, Discarding the Parts they Don't.
We'll expand the topic to include American History as well.
I was bombarded by misspelled replies from what I can only assume are 14-15 year old dropouts who only know what Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck TELL them to know. So I may have been a little bit hard on them.
I'll try to make this easy.
When you say you believe that the Constitution is the law of the land and should be strictly applied, then logic demands that you accept the Constitution in its entirety. Yet our Conservative friends favor such things as warrantless wiretapping (a violation of the 4th Amendment), banning of sharia law (a violation of the 1st Amendment), prayer in schools (a violation of the 1st Amendment). They hate taxation (as established in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution.) They want to tell Muslims where they can or can't build a mosque (1st Amendment again), and they want to deny children born on American soil the right to citizenship (against the 14th Amendment). Some of their objections are situational. The President has absolute authority as Commander-in-Chief (Article II, Section 2), unless, of course, said President is a Democrat.
Just a few examples. Now to the Bible.
Conservatives hate the idea of men having sex with men. They quote Leviticus 20:13. "‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads." Guess what verse is just three verses away?
Leviticus 20:10 -- "If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death." Anyone seen Newt being led to the gallows yet? Has anyone disqualified Donald Trump for his serial adulteries? How about current U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA)? THREE VERSES AWAY FROM THE HOMO ONE!Continued on the next page