Schools are obsessed with problems of bullying, so teachers’ answer is to bully children into not bullying. In a sense, bullying makes sense, as Presidents are super-empowered by use of the “Bully Pulpit,” a term coined by President Theodore Roosevelt. President Obama has raised the bully pulpit to an art form, to the extent that if eyes are closed, one can visualize the second coming … of Pastor Jeremiah Wright. Obama expounds on why he is the epitome of the best and brightest, membership in the “Choom (pot-smoking) Gang” notwithstanding.
Every evil starts at the top and Obama goes to the bully pulpit as regularly as a one-a-day vitamin, but his bullying does not tolerate bullying back. Obama bullies Congress with threats of doing it himself by executive order if Congress is slow to grant him his wish list of new laws that he does not intend to enforce or abide by. Another Obama threat is, “If Congress does not act, I will. I have a pen and phone.”
America is a Republic as wisely constructed by the Founders, but has morphed into a Democracy in which the absolute majority rules, and can therefore give itself unearned benefits paid for by taxpayers and future generations. Democrat Harry Reid, majority leader of the Senate, turns the Republic into pure Democracy by obliterating rules built into Senate procedures that need sixty votes to bring legislation forward, but his bullying makes a mockery of the intent of the Founders.
The Colorado Civil Rights Division said a Lakewood, Colorado baker must violate his faith and create wedding cakes for same-sex duos, even though the state does not recognize such unions. KDVR-TV in Denver said, “Homosexuals Mullins and Craig went to the Colorado bakery for a cake for their wedding, which was scheduled to be in Massachusetts. There was no apparent explanation why a cake would be purchased in Colorado for an event to be held in Massachusetts. Colorado Constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman.” This case is typical of malice and bullying by the homosexual community that creates a straw man fallacy that ACLU swoops down, dagger-in-hand, to bully and destroy America, one manufactured incident at a time.
The federal government uses bureaucracies like the EPA, HHS, NEA, and NLRB, among many others, to bully Americans into compliance with regulations and mandates arbitrarily written outside Congress that alone has power to legislate.
Bullying is rampant in contact sports in particular as each attempts to physically intimidate the opponent and celebrate with the ubiquitous “Fist Pump” in which a fist is raised and drawn down in a vigorous, swift motion. Football is the most bullying of the physical sports, but a cursory look at some NBA basketball action clearly shows star players pushing, shoving, grabbing, elbowing, head-butting, and intentionally colliding with opponents, followed by the big-open-defiant mouth. Basketball rules are totally ignored by powerful players who intimidate opponents through physical force or duress, but ticket sales are more important than the integrity of the game.
Football in bullying fashion celebrates brute force that causes damaging physical harm that is documented by claims of ex-players suffering from permanent injuries. These were camouflaged by the NFL that illegally supplied players with risky painkillers that numbed injuries sufficiently to allow them to play with their injuries, thus causing further life-long damage and debilitating health issues.
Bullying is actually in the American DNA in that its genesis is founded in the colonists fleeing Europe to escape religious persecution and tax bullying. Francis Scott Key wrote the Star-Spangled Banner, that memorialized the survival of bullying by British bombardment of Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, MD, in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor.
The Star-Spangled Banner is sung with passion as the preliminary to most national sporting events. The last stanza has the most significant verses (noted in bold) but it’s not generally sung.
O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict'ry and peace may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto - “In God is our trust,”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Note in particular the line, “And this be our motto - ‘In God is our trust.’” That is the source for the slogan on American currency, “In God we trust.” Atheists have attempted, but so far failed, to have that slogan removed. Regardless, though still legal on currency, Obama mandated God to be illegal and out of existence, making happy his Progressive Liberal never-happy “Party.”
President Obama wants equality, in pay, sex, marriage, and whatever, not exactly the definition of a Republic or Democracy, but more like pure Socialism, pure Marxism, pure nonsense. If Obama prevails, America will become a fascist “Homocracy." "Homo” is Greek for same, and if the Obama Progressive Liberals have their way, Americans and their cookies will all be the same, both having the same number of chocolate chips, while becoming compliant lemmings to a fault.
A guest interviewed on the O'Reilly TV show in defense of the choice of Jane Fonda, A.K.A. Hanoi Jane, as graduation speaker at a California college, said, “We are a TOLERANT nation.” Therein lays the rub.
“Tolerant” is defined: 1. Inclined to allow the beliefs, practices, or traits of others; forbearing. inclined or disposed to allow; open-minded, allowance of errors; acceptance of errors; the practice of deliberately allowing or permitting a thing of which one disapproves.
Tolerating beliefs that are either obviously erroneous or completely unfounded in fact, and giving credibility of error over and above established truth, is not tolerance, but is actually prejudice. Problems arise when error is tolerated to the point that it is given the same weight as that given to absolute facts and truth. Marriage has a 6,000-year history of being between one man and one woman, and suddenly same-sex marriage is equal and as good or better than traditional marriage.
We are a tolerant nation that is intolerant of opposing views that are conveniently classified as intolerant, the pot calling the kettle black. The intolerant are intolerant of intolerance to unprecedented precedents. Homosexuals are most intolerant, though they are 8% or less of the population, they have 100% support of Barack and Michelle Obama and hammer AG Eric Holder. Does not Obama represent ALL of America, not just sexual deviates? Why is elective sex gender change for prisoners paid, but life-saving treatment for normal citizens denied? Why is tolerance not given to non-Islamic religious beliefs and extended only to the lowest common denominator?