A Spreading Sickness

Sickness is spreading on the left.  Countless progressives are coming down with severe cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome.  It is becoming virtually impossible to catalogue it all.  In spite of my effort at humor, this is an extremely serious development and its implications should not be underestimated.

The most extreme example occurred Friday night when Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her dining party were kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia.

When the owner of the Red Hen, Stephanie Wilkinson, got the “911 call” from her restaurant staff that Sanders had been spotted, she immediately rushed to her establishment.  Once she confirmed that Sanders was in fact dining at her restaurant, she called for a vote of the staff.

Wilkinson later told reporters that the homosexuals who work for her were particularly adamant about not serving the press secretary of the president of the United States because he will not allow open transsexuals to serve in the military.

Sanders and her party immediately left.  Some folks say that she should have made a stand and refused to leave.  But would you really want people this crazy preparing your food?

As students of history know, Harry Byrd Democrats in Virginia in the 1950s were infamous for refusing to serve people they found repugnant — their fellow Virginians who were black.

What’s next — separate water fountains for Republicans?

Over the weekend, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) stoked the left’s anger when she told crowd of protestors:

“If you see anybody from [the Trump Administration] in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Waters got her wish when Pam Bondi, the attorney general of Florida, was accosted and heckled when she went to see a movie about Mr. Rogers.  Apparently, Bondi is not welcome in Mr. Roger’s neighborhood.

On Fox News this morning, Bondi said the protestors, who surrounded her and were screaming in her face, “were trying to create a fight” and warned that these kinds of “protests” are going to incite violence.

Respectfully, I would remind her that “violence” has already happened.  A year ago, a deranged Bernie Sanders supporter didn’t just heckle someone.  He opened fire and grievously wounded Rep. Steve Scalise in an attempt to murder multiple Republican congressmen.

—Gary Bauer
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Law are like walls…

We make laws to create boundaries. There are some things society determines the individual shouldn’t do, so they make laws and provide deterrents for those who violate those laws. Occasionally, though, we’ll be presented with the choice to vote on a new laws that instead of creating a boundary, removed one. It’s important to remember when this occurs that like an actual wall in a house, you don’t just blindly remove what’s already there. If you take a sledge hammer to a wall in a house to create an opening you could easily smash through plumbing, electrical wiring or even vital load-bearing support.

Oklahoma’s SQ 788 would remove restriction against the possession and use of marijuana, however, it is in fact the most “liberal” pro-marijuana law ever introduced in the US.  Virtually every single valid (and I use that term rather loosely) medical use for marijuana is already legal in Oklahoma, via Cannibus Oil. What isn’t legal is recreational marijuana use, which is the real purpose of this law.

Proponents of the measure claim that since marijuana has been seen stopping seizures in some cases, we should blindly pass the law so “children” can be treated. I actually do suffer from a seizure condition and take medicine for it. This is the first I’ve heard of using marijuana to relieve it, but the truth is, it actually hasn’t been proven that marijuana can stop seizures and the side effects of marijuana are far worse than the seizures themselves.

Marijuana has two, main active ingredients: delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) and cannabidiol (or CBD). The THC is what gets you high, but the CBD is where all, and I mean ALL, the medical benefits reside. CBD is already legal in Oklahoma. There are plenty or legal, easily obtained sources of CBD for anyone who wants to see if it will help sure their seizures, warts, bed-wetting or whatever. But the main drawback of CBD is you can’t get high from it.

And there’s the rub. SQ 788 isn’t really about “medicine” (which would be why virtual every medical organization in Oklahoma opposes the ballot measure), it’s about getting high whenever you want to.

—Danny Carlton

Welcome

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After a long hiatus, I’m back. I’ll try to post at least once a week, but this first week I’ll have a lot of stuff to post so stay tuned.

—Danny Carlton