This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Obama's Nose in the Tent
earlier post a reader keeps asking: "Is it the Conservative view citizens with severe demential (sic) should have easy access to weapons and have no restrictions about being armed?"
So, even though the writer sounds like our demented troll, I have to answer his challenge.
Everyone should know the old Arabian proverb: "If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow." Obama is that camel. Unfortunately, those of us who are protecting our liberties, have to smack him in the nose each time we see it poking in, otherwise he’s soon all the way in.
Besides our awareness that Obama will try any subterfuge to take away our guns, lets look at his latest target. Who are his demented?
One of the jobs I had in my career was to go into nursing homes and test the level of dementia for Medicare. I tested a lot of lovely people. There were those whose children put them there to get hold of dad’s finances before he wiped out the family fortune. Mama was there because she kept leaving burners on, nearly burning down the house.
My best friend from college lives in an assisted living home with his wife. He is a victim of Alzheimers so severe he does not remember me nor anything we did together in school. I call him up from time to time, trying to jog his memory, but he just hands the phone to his wife. His past is gone, but he is functioning in the present.
So my first point is, who decides if someone is so demented they can’t defend themselves with a weapon?
We certainly can’t trust the government. They would have an agenda just as do the offsprings who declare their elderly demented for good reasons and bad.
Often when government gets a problematical law into its hands, they then stretch it to suit them. What would stop them from next saying, "Well because we really are unable to predict danger, let’s just declare that all the elderly who reach a certain age probably have some dementia."
The whole camel is in the tent and bringing his children with him.