ATTENTION: The following Brandt's Rant you are about to read is likely very long, nonsensical, and has nothing to do with anything. You have been warned.
So I've been thinking lately about the direction our country is going. There's a couple things that have really got me concerned:
How much power a few judges have in overturning laws approved by millions of people;
how close things are in the Middle East are to erupting into full-out war;
the fact that our country is giving a person with 2 years of national government experience (and not much else worth mentioning on his resume) a 50-50 shot at running the country;
and, like all the rest of you, how much gas is costing me now, and the prospect of paying even more in the weeks and months to come.
I don't know which of these bugs me more. The judge problem is a big one, as evidenced by California's overturning of a state-approved ban on gay marriage. If 60% of the population of a super-liberal state like Cali can vote to ban gay marriage, what right do 4 stupid judges have to overrule that? Hopefully Proposition 8 will pass and settle the matter once and for all.
The most telling 'sign of the times' though is this little nugget of wisdom from Foxnews.com: Wicca is a nature-based religion based on respect for the earth, nature and the cycle of the seasons. (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,389281,00.html)
Last I checked, Wicca was witchcraft, not some tree-hugging frolic in the meadows. But our society is so bent on tolerating everything from illegal immigration to providing rights to TERRORISTS, to promoting same-gender marriage as 'equal' and a 'right' that we can't call evil what it is - evil. And if we start tolerating more and more and finding nice fuzzy words for things we know are bad for us, pretty soon everything will be so skewed no one will know up from down. Not my kids though. I'm going to teach them there IS a right and there IS a wrong, and no warm-fuzzy PC hogwash should convince them otherwise.