The recent national crisis and racial tension have underscored that America seems more divided than ever. On the one hand, President Obama believes that our differences are just being exposed.¬† On the other hand a few of us feel that the President and Attorney General Holder exacerbated the race problem.¬† In some ways, both views are right. How could that be?¬† America has come a long way since the lynchings of the 50s and days of Selma.¬† However, we have a ways to go in terms of race, poverty, and class.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won resounding reelection in Kentucky¬†on the promise¬†to stop the Environmental Protection Agency‚Äôs rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants. Other leaders in the Senate won voter support by announcing they want to delay EPA ozone regulations because they are too burdensome and costly to businesses that will never become¬†compliant with the new rules.
As I type these words on my Apple computer, I consider the likelihood that this device would not sit in front of me if abortion was legal in 1955 when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was born to an unwed graduate student and put up for adoption.
Liberals, whether in Europe or 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, have a worldview on immigration that makes absolutely no sense. And that was before today‚Äôs terrorism. These liberals believe that the world has a ‚Äúconstitutional right‚ÄĚ to be in their countries, whether they came legally or not. Remember, in liberalism, ‚Äúintent‚ÄĚ always supersedes action.
There will always be something that offends someone, especially on the internet. You have two choices in how you can respond: ignore or get upset. If you get upset, then you must decide if you are going to do something about it--i.e. write a letter, tweet, blog, or start a movement. The option that never should get sympathy is to go out and kill 12 people. Misunderstanding satire does not excuse violent extremism.
The 700 Club‚Äôs Gordon Robertson interviews Bishop Jackson about the current racial divide in America and what the Church can do about it.