June 30, 2017

Spewing hateful words solves nothing

by Glenn Mollette, Guest Commentator

Hate speech doesn't work for any person or group in America. The result is always hurt. The shooting of Majority Whip Steve Scalise at a baseball practice is further proof.

Here are some of the comments and other rhetoric that Sean Hannity recently remarked about on an evening broadcast and his website:

  • Hollywood Actor Mark Ruffalo calls on NBC News to "cease hiring white conservatives."
  • "Knights for Socialism" group at a Florida University teaches students how to "fight the fascists."
  • Anti-Trump "resistance" leaders say they want to "Make America Ungovernable," call for "direct action" tactics against Republicans.
  • Kathy Griffin's photo shoot depicting President Trump's severed head.
  • Charlie Sheen wishes death on Donald Trump, tweeting, "Dear God; Trump next, please! Trump next, please!" following the death of actress Carrie Fisher.
  • President Trump murdered in musician Marilyn Manson's music video.
  • Katie Tur insinuates Donald Trump will begin killing journalists on MSNBC, saying "Donald Trump has made no secret about going after journalists"
  • Unhinged NYU professor calls on students to attack conservative speaker Gavin McInnes, calls his supporters "Nazis."
  • Rachel Maddow says Donald Trump wants to murder journalists.
  • Comedian Jim Carrey supports Kathy Griffin's photo shoot, says he dreams of killing President Trump.
  • Madonna says she wants to "blow up the White House" during a speech.
  • Black Lives Matter say they want to "fry cops like bacon" during a rally in Minnesota.
  • President Obama urges liberal activists to, "Get in their faces."
  • Actor Mickey Rourke goes on anti-Trump rant, says "F*** him, F*** the horse he rode in on, his wife's one of the biggest gold-diggers I know."
  • Rapper Big Sean raps about murdering Donald Trump with an ice pick.
  • Late-Night host Stephen Colbert goes on anti-Trump tirade, calls him "Vladimir Putin's c***-holster."
  • Comedian Bill Maher jokes about Trump family incest.
  • Rapper Snoop Dogg stages phony execution of 'clown' Donald Trump.
  • NBC and New York Times contributor Malcolm Nance calls on ISIS to suicide-bomb Trump-owned properties.
  • NYC Theater group stages performance of 'Julius Caesar,' showing the savage stabbing-death of 'Donald Trump'.
  • Protesters in Philadelphia chant "Kill Trump - Kill Pence" during May Day demonstrations.

Thanks To Sean Hannity and SeanHannity.com for providing this startling information.

We've heard many times that sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Words are painful but often lead to very cruel actions. While some of these American personalities hopefully would never act out their speech, their speech influences America. Millions read social media, watch television and they follow America's celebrities. Speech is influential when it comes from so many people who are in the public eye.

President Donald Trump is not a perfect man. I believe we all should chip in to help him accomplish something.

We should build that wall. We also need our roads, bridges and water systems in America fixed or replaced.

We need to take some of the tax burden off businesses and the average American taxpayer. We need to work together to help our kids receive good educations without costing the price of a new house.

We should stop wasting Americans' money that is paid into Social Security so that seniors will have something to count on in their senior years. We need to fix the high cost of medical care and prescription drugs.

We need to continue to build strong energy sources such as wind, solar, natural gas and clean coal.

Some of America's neighborhoods are out of hand with reported murders every night. We need law and order brought to these communities to protect innocent residents from the senseless mortal danger.

Spewing hate filled venomous words at each other solves nothing. All political sides need to tone it down. Calling for hurt or even death to the President or any law abiding citizen is evil. We need to all become human beings again, stop being stupid, go to work and resolve our problems.

Dr. Glenn Mollette is a syndicated American columnist and author of American Issues, Every American Has An Opinion and ten other books. He is read in all 50 states. The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily representative of any other group or organization.

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June 27, 2017

Letters: Supreme Court defends religious liberty

Religious liberty won at the Supreme Court!

The case involved a church-run Missouri preschool that was denied a state grant for rubberized playground surface material.

In a 7-2 ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts summed things up by saying: "The exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution… It cannot stand."

The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed the First Amendment right to freely exercise religious faith in the public square.

The Court also announced they will take up the Masterpiece Cakes case out of Colorado. This case is about whether the government can punish people of faith for not participating in religious ceremonies with which they disagree.

This is the first time the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a case that will decide the conflict between protected class status for same-sex attraction, sexual behavior and religious freedom. Pray for wisdom for the Justices.

David E. Smith
Executive Director
Illinois Family Institute

June 12, 2017

Pretty Boy Blue: Coming of age story by Monika Pickett

Last week, Monika Pickett's debut title, PRETTY BOY BLUE, hit the digital bookshelf. Pickett, an Army veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm and went on to earn both a MBA and a Masters of Human Services degree, penned the book "... to create understanding, communication and compassion between LGBTQ young adults and their families. Although the country is moving towards equality, there are many individuals who suffer in silence," she said in a prepared release.

The story, some of which is based on the author's own life, focuses on the main character Nikki Blue, who intrinsically knows she is different from other girls but dreams of a white picket fence and a wife. While she looks like a debutante, she is as presumptuous and arrogant as any wealthy college boy — a dichotomy that makes her both mystifying and alluring. According to the press release, Pickett's tale doesn’t shy away from describing Nikki Blue’s moments pain and passion. Despite being abandoned by her biological father and her mother’s denial of her life's choices, a stepfather convinces her to join the military to further her journey of self-discovery.

PRETTY BOY BLUE released by Next Level Publishing is available on Amazon.com and on the book's website PrettyBoyBlue.com.