We all remember the children’s rhyme “Sticks and stone may break my bones, but names can never hurt me.” The message behind this simple little rhyme is that words only have power when we give them power and that as long as we remember this they can never hurt us. We control our actions and reactions. We are the drivers of our responses. We hold the power. Now does this means words are not powerful. No. Words can inspire and motivate us. They can indeed move an individual or people to act. But in the end we are the ones who decide the power that should be given to certain words. Last week the city of Seattle banned the words “citizens” and “brown bagging it” from any official city documents because some bureaucrat determined that both words may offend certain people. So some bureaucrat gave these words a power they should not have.
Martin Luther King was moved to action by the racial injustice he saw during his lifetime. He was threatened and called all kinds of names; however he never gave those words power. He never allowed those words to distract him from overcoming the social cancer of racial inequality that was tearing apart our society. He pressed forward with peaceful protests and marches staying on point so that one day we would live in a society where people were judged by the content of the character and not the color of their skin. Martin Lither King had the big picture in mind and never allowed inflammatory rhetoric or words to throw him off his message. By giving power to the words of the shallow narrow minded people who had clearly run out of ideas, Martin Luther King’s movement may have failed. So instead of allowing himself to be pulled down into the gutter where his opponents were operating from, he stayed the course, soundly beating their ideas and setting America on a course towards racial equality. He exercised his personal power not to give the name calling and ridicule that was hurled at him the power to distract and bring down his movement.
This is a personal power that many on the left and some on the right believe we can not be trusted to exercise. It’s a liberty and freedom the forces of tyranny desire to take away from us. This is how we end up with a list of words from the PC police that are viewed as potentially offensive. They don’t trust in our capacity to use good judgement and not give these word a power they don’t deserve. So because we cannot be trusted with freedom of speech, they feel they must regulate it and this is what happened this past week in Seattle. They’re operating under the pretense that words and name calling will hurt us, using it to accomplish their real agenda of regulating of our speech. Remember tyranny always operates from the position that “We the People” cannot be trusted to do the right thing. And the “right thing” is determined by the forces of tyranny. Now on to the LINKs.
Below are links to outstanding articles from conservative/libertarian bloggers. Please take some time out of your day to hit them and when you’re there hit their tip jars if they have them. These excellent people work hard each day to bring you the stories the MSM ignores. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the links.
Ace of Spades: Lindsey Graham Gets A Primary Challenger
Adrienne’s Corner: Bill Whittle: Which prominent Democrat just admitted Sarah Palin was right…
American Glob: Part Time Nation – Full Time Jobs Are Being Destroyed By ObamaCare
American Perspective: War Drums – US Civil War – Wild Bill Video
America’s Watchtower: Keith Ellison: “There’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it”
ARRA News Service: Benghazi Scandal Update: When will we hear from David Ubben?
Asylum Watch: My Fellow Americans, Are You Enjoying All That New Found Wealth?
Atlas Shrugs: Syrian Christian towns emptied by jihad violence
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Dictatorship, American Style
Breitbart: Analysis: Obamacare Gutting Middle Class
blogsense-by-barb: Tuesday , August 6th – nationwide ! Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment
BUNKERVILLE: Obama to Dems and GOP – ‘I will work on getting you off Obamacare’
Catholibertarian: Gays and the Catholic Church — Correcting Misconceptions
Capitol Commentary: The “Phony Scandals” of Benghazi and the IRS
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Low Information Folks Sign Petititon for Mandatory Euathanasia
COMMON CENTS: Mark Levin on Explosive CNN Benghazi Report: “It’s Iran-Contra Times a Thousand”
Doug Ross@Journal: Illinois State Legislator Demands Military Occupation of Chicago
Freedom Is Just Another Word…: Not Welcome! Meateaters! Lapdogs! Beyounced! Gun Control!
Freedom’s Lighthouse: Americans Support “Stand Your Ground” Self-Defense Laws by a 13 Point Margin
Hot Air: Judge sides with Obama admin, throws out states’ suit against Dodd-Frank
I’m a Man | I’m 41: Greta: What Congress just did ‘will make you want to throw up’
iOwnTheWorld: FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Taxpayers To Pay For Special Exemption From ObamaCare For Congress…
Laughing Conservative: Obama’s rating on race relations plunges
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: “Brown bag” controversy reveals chink in the armor of language police
Libertas and Latte: The Downfall of the United States started here
Libertarian Republican: Obamavilles continue to sprout up in America
Liberty at Stake: On Obama’s “Pivot” To Economics
Maggie’s Notebook: IRS Lois Lerner and FEC Collude Against Conservatives…
Manhattan Infidel: Manhattan Infidel Presents the Democratic Party’s Declaration on Education (Part I)
Moonbattery: Just So It Isn’t Forgotten
Motorcitytimes: Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) Proposes Federal Job Guarantee Program…
NoOneOfAnyImport: Yuck, The Movie
Nuke’s: Domestic surveillance: It’s worse than you think
Pirate’s Cove: And Now For The Delusional World Of Nancy Pelosi
Politics et al: Congress Has Become Obama’s Useful Idiots & They Think We’re Stupid?
Political Clown Parade: “Still”Gone Fishin’
Political Realities: Congress On Obamacare – Good For You, Not So Good For Us
Proof Positive: Threat Advisory Color Chart
Randy’s Roundtable: Time Again For The Democrat Party To Revisit Their Past
Restoring Liberty: Rand Paul: ‘Old Guard’ Losing Elections
Right Truth: Benghazi Coverup Exploding – Al-Qaeda Rising in Middle East
rjjrdq’s America II: Chris Christie Channels His Inner Democrat
Say Anything Blog: North Dakota Makes Churches A Little Safer By Ending “Gun Free Zone” Status
teresamerica: Listen to Michelle Malkin’s Fiery Takedown of Al Sharpton
Texas Conservative News: News Roundup
That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: The Language of the Gun Grabbers
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: WHAT KILLS MORE BLACKS IN THE USA…
The BLAZE: Rush Limbaugh’s Devastating Definition of ‘Liberalism’
The Camp Of The Saints: Leftist Demons, Right Wing Fools
The Classic Liberal: theCL Report: Nothing New Under the Sun
The Daley Gator: Senator Ted Cruz: We’ll Win The ObamaCare Fight If We Don’t Blink
The Foundry: Conservative and Tea Party Leaders: Now Is the Time to Stop Obamacare
The Lonely Conservative: Video: Ted Cruz Explains Plan To Defund Obamacare
THE OTHER McCAIN: ‘Cracker!’ Says Mendacious Swindler Charlie Rangel, Who Should Be in Prison
The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s SUNDAY FUNNIES
THE rightscoop: “You are slow-rolling us!” – Darrell Issa REAMS IRS Chief over obstructing Congress
The TexasFred Blog: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack
Theo Spark: Gun Kooks – Wild Bill
TOTUS: Famous Metropolitan Disasters
U.S. Constitutional Free Press: Shutdown Threat Over ObamaCare
Virgina Right: ROBERT SARVIS had a GOOD RESPONSE at the MECHANICSVILLE TEA PARTY!
Wake Up America: Cameras in the Cable Box to Monitor Viewing Habits And Reactions To Ads
WARDS WORLD: Thomas Roberts Refers to Abortion Provider as “Choice Provider”
What Would The Founders Think: Is Our Government At War With Us?
WESTERN HERO: PARTY
WyBlog: Radical homosexuals demand church wedding, sue to get “what I want”
Zilla of the Resistance: Under the fedora: Repeats
Thanks for all the great links. As always you guys are the heat. Have a great PC free week!
Liberty forever, freedom for all!