“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…”
I want to proclaim, unequivocally, that I am superior to the owner of my local gas station. I don’t know his name, but he is obviously a Muslim. Every time I get gas, when he sees my uncovered head and my blond hair, he gives me looks of disgust. Sometimes he even refuses to serve me gas…he just acts like I’m not there, and I have to leave. He hates me so much he doesn’t even care if he loses a sale.
Really, I’m not making this up.
I suppose if I walked in wearing a shawl he’d at least say “hello,” but I’m not sure.
Okay…I don’t own a gas station. But because I do not judge him by his “looks,” I consider myself vastly superior to this man, who I really wish would go home, and take his wife and kids with him.
I’m also Caucasian --- there is no affirmative action law for me. I have no grounds for discrimination.
Muhammad (my name for him) is a private shop-owner. He can refuse me if he wants to on the basis of his religion.
Thomas Jefferson meant well, but really…that wonderful statement could have used a few more words. Like “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are not created equal, but should be held equally accountable under the law, otherwise we’ll have a real mess.”
And that should go not only for all Muslims living here, but also for the superior “elite” men who “make” the laws that rule us all: the men from Harvard, Yale, and Oxford.
It all started with that guy Abraham---a man who could have been the poster boy for Viagra: a man whose testosterone was so off-the-chart that he started three religions.
Yes---historically speaking, if you have more than one wife, you’re asking for trouble.
It was Sarah, Abraham’s first wife, who kicked Hager and Abraham’s first son, Ishmael, out of Canaan, because she had not produced a son yet. Hager went off to start the Arab nations.
To be fair, Sarah was not producing children, beautiful as she was, and back then you needed all the kids you could get just to feed the camels.
Yes, the Christians, the Jews, and the Muslims, all from one guy’s loins, are now fighting it out on the bigger scale. What a mess he started. All fighting over who gets “Daddy’s” inheritance.
It seemed to have all started that one sunny day when Abraham got that urge to…“invade.” He said that God came to him in “Ur” and spoke---
“For the Lord had said unto Abraham, get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto the land that I will show thee.”
“And I will make of thee a great nation, and will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing.”
“I will bless them also that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and in them shall all the families of the earth be blessed.”
Therefore, we can all claim to be blessed by God--- Muslims, Jews, and Christians, but for some reason, mankind has not figured that out yet.
Poor God, he has my sympathy on this one. (It’s part of my personal plan into heaven; give God a few “I understand” hugs.)
This same statement was used in a church sermon at White-Chappel, in London in 1609, by William Symonds. He used these exact words to convince the Virginia settlers to go to America, although he had trouble convincing the congregation that though it sounded, “unfair” it was okay.
“The country, they say, is possessed by owners that rule and govern it in their own right. Then with what conscience and equity can we offer to thrust them, by violence, out of their own inheritances?” he said.
Was he talking to himself here?
In 1609, England’s population was growing, her commerce and manufacturing were lagging, the unemployment increasing.
Symonds went on;
“The rich shopkeeper hath the good, honest, poor, laborer at such advantage that he can grind his face when he pleaseth. The poor metalman worketh his bones out and swelteth himself in the fire, yet, for all his labor, having charge of wife and children, he can hardly keep himself from the almsbox. England, our mistress, cannot compare.”
The good reverend gave his final answer: Abraham’s words--- “God giveth it to us.”
Something tells me this same reasoning is still being used today in the mind of my not-so-friendly gas station owner, and my local Mexican truck driver.
Yes, the invasion of -- “God giveth it to me” snatchers are here.
So---let me get this straight--- because we are all created “equal,” that means we cannot refuse to tolerate people coming into our American nation and making us slaves to their demands?
I bet if General Patton was in Canaan, Abraham might have just gone onto Egypt sooner.
But the story gets better; Later on Sarah finally had a son, (at the age of 119) Isaac. By all accounts, she deserved one. She was so old, that she was laughing about it, and everyone else thought it so absurd that they were all laughing about it, so Isaac means “to laugh” and that’s why Jefferson, like a true son of Isaac, added onto the Declaration, that one of our “unalienable Rights was life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Americans are great laughers.
Then, God told Abraham to kill his son to show his faith, and so Abraham was going to do just that, but Isaac was saved by God’s Angel at the last minute, thank goodness, because if Abraham had killed Isaac, then all kinds of things wouldn’t have been invented; like airplanes, the electric light bulb, the automobile, oil refineries, and Hostess Cupcakes.
Let’s face it…some men are created superior…by evolution, or by God’s design, it doesn’t matter, it’s a fact. And all humans fight for their own survival, whether sanctioned by God or not.
Our founders knew that the “rule of law” was the only way to control man, who will, when giving the advantage, most of the time take it, despite his conscious, if he can use God as an excuse.
God saw what was coming long ago and gave Moses “The Ten Commandments,” which our founders also used as a basis for the “rule of law”.
Our founders, self-evidently speaking, were superior men.
So I humbly ask my ‘elite’ rulers now…where is the “rule of law” to protect me from my local gas-station owner, who would probably enjoy taking out a sword and cutting my hand off?
You tell me---all I see is a nation “ruled by men.”