John Raymond, a MAGA cultist and former "Survivor" contestant, says he wants to promote "conservative Christian principles" in office
And drag queens are the real danger to children. SMFH.
Cruelty, especially towards vulnerable people, is Christianity's most treasured doctrine. He's established his Christian credentials pretty well.
The more I read about US politics, the more I realise that the country needs a de-republicanification programme, more deep and more permanent than Germany's denazification programme.
Louisiana. Quelle surprise, non?
Rated dead last Overall as "Best State to Live In." Also rated dead last in both Economy and Crimes/Corrections. Next-to-last in both Infrastructure and Natural Environment. 48th in Opportunity. 46th in Education. 45th in Health Care. Their sole "bright spot?" 38th in Fiscal Stability.
Lousyana is already a bible belt state (read: kkkonservative kkkristian). What does this Bayou bubblehead think he's going to further promote? Running as a Christian? Raymond hasn't even got his foot in the door and shows that he has no clue about Article 6, Clause 3 of the US Constitution. Little wonder the Pelican State is 46th in Education.
Shocking that he's a Trump-loving Republican. Simply shocking. /s Teachers do not have the right to assault the children in their care, for any reason. I'm pretty sure this guy is capable of justifying just about anything in the name of his religion.
OT - DeNazi's war on "woke" is about rewriting reality
𝐆𝐨𝐯. 𝐃𝐞𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥 𝐖𝐚𝐫
𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵, 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯.
“The Civil War was not about slavery,” his Darlington students quoted him as saying, “it was about two competing economic systems,” an industrial North squaring off against an agrarian South. Slavery was a “business,” and the free labor North and the slave South were, in essence, fighting over differing definitions of what constituted “property.”
The clearest picture of what caused the Civil War, I have argued, emerges in the words of some 50 men who served their slave states as secession commissioners in late 1860 and early 1861. They went out, principally from the Deep South states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, to explain why their states were leaving the Union and to try to persuade other slave states to join them.
On Dec. 17, 1860, Commissioner William L. Harris of Mississippi told the Georgia General Assembly that “Our fathers made this a government for the white man, rejecting the negro as an ignorant, inferior, barbarian race, incapable of self-government and not, therefore, entitled to be associated with the white man upon terms of civil, political, or social equality.” He concluded his speech to the Georgians with these words: Mississippi “had rather see the last of her race, men, women and children, immolated in one common funeral pile, than see them subjected to the degradation of civil, political and social equality with the negro race.”
Alabama Commissioner Stephen F. Hale wrote a public letter to the governor of Kentucky on December 27, 1860, carrying a similar message. The election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency in November 1860 was nothing less than “an open declaration of war” on the white people of the South. And “the triumph of this new theory of government destroys the property of the South, lays waste her fields and inaugurates all the horrors of a San Domingo servile insurrection, consigning her citizens to assassinations and her wives and daughters to pollution and violation to gratify the lust of half-civilized Africans.”
These same words and sentiments occurred over and over again in the commissioners’ messages. And it seems to me that we deserve a president who is aware of this history, who is awake to the realities of our racist past. It just might help him or her govern in the interest of all of our citizens, not just those who want “woke to die.”
𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑒𝑠 𝐵. 𝐷𝑒𝑤 𝑖𝑠 𝐸𝑝ℎ𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑚 𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑎𝑚𝑠 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑜𝑟 𝑜𝑓 𝐴𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝐻𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦, 𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑠, 𝑎𝑡 𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑎𝑚𝑠 𝐶𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑒. 𝐻𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝐶𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑙 𝑊𝑎𝑟 𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛 “𝐴𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝐷𝑖𝑠𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑜𝑛: 𝑆𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑛 𝑆𝑒𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐶𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐶𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑙 𝑊𝑎𝑟.”
Not to mention the Cornerstone speech and the Letters of Secession.
The sad thing is that many of the adults when I was growing up wouldn't have considered these punishments particularly cruel. Unusual, maybe. More likely innovative.
Republicans have made it clear that they "care" deeply about fetuses, but born children can't vote so they make perfect punching bags (and that's almost literal)
Is the 'woke agenda' like the gay agenda?
CHILD ABUSE. Let's call it what it is, shall we? Never mind child abuse from a person in authority and at a Christian school (yet another day that ends in "Y," I guess). Then, as if that weren't enough, he wants to run for the Louisiana State House, so he can superimpose Mosaic Law onto secular law, and he's running in a district where it's a slam-dunk that he'll win.
Honestly, it's too early in the day to be reaching for the TUMS ... or the Glenlivet.
OT - Off on a little vacay with my gal, so whether or not I'm going to be around for the next seven days is a toss-up, depending on my access to the internet. Y'all take good care and I'll touch base as I can.
All the very best!
Examples of cancel culture:
Striking down 50-year-old case law
'Don't say gay' law
Not examples of cancel culture:
Charging a former president with the crimes he committed
Voting against a fascist
Convicting a child abuser
Sounds like the Pearls could take advice from him.
It says a lot about the parents who send their kids to this school after the first incident. Well, maybe that was a one-off, but they’re finding out about other incidents and not raising objections until it’s their kid being beaten.
And you know they’ll still go ahead and vote for him just because he has the R after his name.
“I don’t like him. I don’t like his policies. I don’t like his corruption and criminality. But the democrats are evil, (they let men in dresses read to kids a couple times in other places) so, despite wanting what they offer policy wise, I’ve gotta vote for him.”
Look, I can totally sympathize with *wanting* to tape kids mouths shut but it's only appropriate if they're your younger sibling and your age is still in the single digits. Sometimes. Allegedly. Seriously though, I hope this guy goes to jail, this is just disgusting. Huh, I wonder if Trump paid other people to beat his children for him since he clearly lacks all upper body strength...
OT: Iowa's Governor Says "Fuck them kids"- https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/26/politics/iowa-child-labor-law-kim-reynolds/index.html
Also "Fuck books and Alphabet People" - https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2023/05/26/iowa-governor-kim-reynolds-signs-law-to-ban-school-books-with-sex-acts-gender-identity-lgbtq/70147865007/
He denied doing anything wrong. Note that he did not deny the actual abuse. He just believes that the abuse 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘄𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴. "Spare the rod and spoil the child" bullshit. And now he wants to impose those same "values" statewide? I bet that if elected, one of the first bills he would introduce would not just allow but mandate coporal punishment in schools.
This Christian Nationalist is openly stating his desire for theocratic rule. Shitgibbons like him need to be stopped.
How is he able to run with at least two trials awaiting him ?