Intolerance of Opposing Views Has A Home Here

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Intolerance of Opposing Views Has A Home Here

Upon my return to the United States after an extended stay aboard, I noticed one con­tin­u­ing prob­lem in my Philadel­phia neigh­bor­hood: the exten­sive virtue sig­nal­ing against “hate” and guns.

Virtue sig­nal­ing includes empty, pub­lic ges­tures intended to pro­mote social issues with­out any risk or sac­ri­fice. Think yard signs as actu­ally doing something.

It is rather ironic that cit­i­zens of Philadel­phia, where the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion was sealed, signed, and deliv­ered, should be hell­bent on elim­i­nat­ing the First and Sec­ond Amendments.

Instead of engag­ing in a healthy debate on the issues, lib­er­als and left­ists sim­ply pat one another on the back for the “truth” they shout.

It’s also ironic that these signs resem­ble sim­i­lar mes­sages — both in Chi­nese and Eng­lish – along main streets in China that tout the Com­mu­nist Party’s pledges of jus­tice, peace, and coexistence.

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What hap­pened to that mark of unity in the United States, the Amer­i­can flag, as a symbol?

In our neigh­bor­hood, our home is one of a tiny few with an Amer­i­can flag proudly dis­played over our porch unless you count the lit­tle, heart-​shaped thin­gies on the signs that virtue sig­nal “hate has no home here.”

It’s hard to locate a flag hov­er­ing over the local schools. It’s dif­fi­cult to find one in the local stores and restau­rants. It’s almost impos­si­ble to find one at the local churches and synagogues.

Nev­er­the­less, I am happy to return to a coun­try where the U.S. Supreme Court has offered some san­ity in the past week, putting in their place abor­tion pro­po­nents, union bosses, and ille­gal immi­gra­tion forces.

I am happy to see that the U.S. Supreme Court has our backs.

Happy Fourth of July!

You’re a Grand Old Flag: https://​www​.youtube​.com/​w​a​t​c​h​?​r​e​l​o​a​d​=​9​&​a​m​p​;​v​=​E​7​m​E​C​-​vAewg

Upon my return to the United States after an extended stay aboard, I noticed one continuing problem in my Philadelphia neighborhood: the extensive virtue signaling against “hate” and guns.

Virtue signaling includes empty, public gestures intended to promote social issues without any risk or sacrifice. Think yard signs as actually doing something.

It is rather ironic that citizens of Philadelphia, where the U.S. Constitution was sealed, signed, and delivered, should be hellbent on eliminating the First and Second Amendments.

Instead of engaging in a healthy debate on the issues, liberals and leftists simply pat one another on the back for the “truth” they shout.

It’s also ironic that these signs resemble similar messages—both in Chinese and English–along main streets in China that tout the Communist Party’s pledges of justice, peace, and coexistence.

IMG_5822

What happened to that mark of unity in the United States, the American flag, as a symbol?

In our neighborhood, our home is one of a tiny few with an American flag proudly displayed over our porch unless you count the little, heart-shaped thingies on the signs that virtue signal “hate has no home here.”

It’s hard to locate a flag hovering over the local schools. It’s difficult to find one in the local stores and restaurants. It’s almost impossible to find one at the local churches and synagogues.

Nevertheless, I am happy to return to a country where the U.S. Supreme Court has offered some sanity in the past week, putting in their place abortion proponents, union bosses, and illegal immigration forces.

I am happy to see that the U.S. Supreme Court has our backs.

Happy Fourth of July!

You’re a Grand Old Flag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=E7mEC-vAewg