While we’re redefining gender and marriage, why not redefine everything else?
Words have meanings. Meanings have consequences.
What about cancer? Let’s redefine cancer as anyone who says they have it. Then I could ask on Facebook for people to donate to my cancer treatment, check in to a hospital and lay in a bed while the donations roll in. Then when I decide I’m better, I can call myself a cancer survivor, and thank everyone for the donations I can now use to buy houses for myself and other self-identified cancer survivors.
That’s offensive? Why? My body is the most personal thing I have, and if I say there’s cancer in me, then by God it must be there. If I say it’s gone, then I’ve survived the cancer.
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Words: The Aspirations of a Great Nation or the Failure of an Empire
Words are the tools by which a great leader can move a nation, a people or an idea. The power of words, even a single word, can be both the inspiration for greatness or the accelerant of our greatest evils. Words can be the intoxication of wonderment and the damning of our worst impulse. Yet the value of a word in these modern days is | Read More »
Tags: American Exceptionalism
, Bill of Rights
, declaration of independence
, gettysburg address
, Political Philosophy
Words Mean Things
The Senate healthcare bill has numerous flaws – but you needn’t know the details to know that it erodes freedom, restricts your ability to care for your family according to your wishes, costs trillions of dollars, increases taxes, increases premiums and is so massive that it is impossible to comprehend fully. In fact, the 2074 page behemoth in the Senate is an interesting study in | Read More »
Obama’s character? Actions speak louder than words.
Who is Barack Obama? We read in the Bible: “by their fruits ye shall know them” (Matt. 7:20). It really does not matter what Barack says, because that may not be the truth. What Barack has done is important, because actions do not lie. When paying respect to our country and the American flag, does Barack place his hand over his heart? You would expect | Read More »
, Bill Ayers
, Jeremiah Wright
The Power of Words
The language we use is important. Not everyone thinks so – we’re often careless with our words (especially in the electronic world with a hastily composed email or instant message). We hurry to say what we want to say, and expect people to either understand what we really meant or to give us a chance to explain if they misunderstand. Like children on a playground, | Read More »