This follows on what distracted me from defining and delineating "We the People"
As Mens Rea is the Latin Legal term for "criminal intent' ( The Mind - of the thing) and signifies that individual state of mind that allows a Quantum of Free Will to decide to contravene the laws of it's society, so I have coined the term "Mens Jihad" to signify that state of mindless "Borg/Hive" mentality that cares not about the content of another individual's belief, but decrees slaughter for any individual who dares to disagree in the slightest with the dictates of the borg "Elite UberMind".
It is in precise opposition to the Tolerance preached by the Individuals of both the Christian Right and the Ethical Civil Rights Left.
Sorry not to have replied- I'm too easily sidetracked these days. Unfortunately, a lot of what sidetracked me is the utter disbelief of listening to a President of the United States angrily lecturing "The People" on his godlike responsibilities to see that "RIGHT" is done, since they the People are too childish and irresponsible to do what is obviously and "sensibly" necessary. ( At the risk of invoking Godwin's law, anyone remember Nixon?) in retaining the power both of force of arms and of the power of the purse.
So much for “We the People”.
I've had my differences with you, but I think the primary “Differences” we have stem from our similarity in that we both like to fight. I believe that I profess “Christianity” and you profess either atheism or Agnosticism, but that doesn't matter that much, because we seem to both agree that “RIGHT” is determined not by MIND but by Conscience. I call that “God” . You may call it whatever pleases you, so long as I can count on your remaining true to your conscience, I don't have a problem.
We seem to differ greatly sometimes over “gay Marriage”, but I would say that at base we are in complete agreement. Our society has evolved past the point where love, partnership, and commitment to another/others can be parceled off and labeled according to the number of penises and Vaginas in the relationships. “hetero” couples should not be given advantages, other sorts of couples ( menages?- since I do recognize the validity of group “marriage”- it's only the term itself that causes trouble.) should not be penalized. My certain knowlege is that the whole “coupling” business is between the individuals involved and their “God(s)”. It is certainly none of my business. Nor is it the business of the State. “Marriage is and always has been a matter of the Spirit. The state needs to get out of the “sanctification” business altogether- since it is expressly forbidden to the state as a function ( separation of church and state.)
Abortion? This is the ultimate test of personal right and responsibility. What I believe is right or wrong isnot relevant, at least until “quickening”. I may “opine” as much as I want. I may not interfere. This is truly and the most basically personal choice, whether they will share the utmost possible intimacy with an “Other”. Not remotely my business, except to try to comfort those faced with incredibly hard choices.
Drugs? Lots of societal problems. Non of them made easier or solved by criminalizatio- far worse in that they allow the justification of utter disregard of all civil rights and the formation of a brute force task force of brutes operating under cover of authority.
Guns? ditto. Except that GUNS are the means of resistance to tyranny- Liberty's Teeth. They are the very basis of citizen ship. An armed man is a citizen. A disarmed man is a subject. period.
The problem with Obama is that he mimics - center right to the Left, far left to the right. The truth is that he is part of the puppett show of “Left Right/ Punch and Judy” that keeps everyones attention while multi national “Non Natural Persons” of all stripes pickpocket the crowd and rob us blind.
The root of this is the “Un Natural” person.
The problem of this is the number of unthinking “natural Perswons” that these elites have recruited to be the martyrs of their JIhad. ( Zombie war indeed- The Red Cool-aid as deadly as the Blue)