Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sessions Has Questionable Opinions

As reported by Patheos.com in January of 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions believes that "separation of church and state" is unconstitutional. Furthermore, he believes it is a recent doctrine.

It's kind of funny, just looking at Sessions you (or I) come away with the feeling that he is probably harmless... but we all know looks can be deceiving. Unfortunately, Sessions is providing more and more proof of that as time goes by.

Here are just a few of the issues with Attorney General Sessions...

I vaguely remembered my original concerns regarding Sessions' qualifications after watching his  responses last week during a congressional hearing (on Russian interference), at which time I realized that this man is not intelligent enough to be serving his nation in such an important job. His physical demeanor (hesitation and strange smiles at awkward moments) was also quite telling, if not indicating he was lying, certainly and at the very least indicating his consideration of how to best answer the question and keep himself out of the "hot seat."

Apparently, Sessions has no qualms about voicing controversial opinions, unless it's during a congressional hearing.

In 2015, Sessions expressed his opposition to the removal of Confederate statues, as if that action could somehow erase history. Unfortunately, many people jumped on this bandwagon excuse, because obviously, we would know nothing about the Civil War if it wasn't for the Confederate statues.

Sessions is proud of his ancestors who participated in the Civil War. I also have ancestors who fought as Confederates. While I have complete understanding and compassion for their misguided opinions, I could never say that I am proud of them for their participation.

Let us not forget that the Confederates were US traitors - by definition. You can color it any way you want to, it will not change the facts.

There are several more issues on which Sessions has questionable opinions. You can read more about those issues in the Huffington Post article: What People Don't Criticize About Sessions but Should.

Here is a snippet regarding separation of church and state from the Patheos article.

"The actual phrase “separation of church and state” is derived from a letter written by President Thomas Jefferson in 1802 to Baptists from Danbury, Connecticut, and published in a Massachusetts newspaper soon thereafter. The following is an excerpt from Jefferson’s famous Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association:"

I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/01/jeff-sessions-rejects-separation-church-state/#6fmRRuzoKkcpH4lM.99


Jefferson on separation of church and state


Question everything.

Challenge ignorance.

Support justice and equality for all.

Consider all aspects of a political candidate before casting a vote. Just because they see things "your" way, doesn't mean that they are intelligent or capable of serving this country.

It is time we expect and demand that all of our public servants are committed, educated, and dedicated to serving for America's highest good.



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