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06/27/20 Weekend Grif.Net – When the Mob Rules

06/27/20 Weekend Grif.Net – When the Mob Rules

[Cal Thomas, =
America’s most-syndicated columnist, is the author of 10 books and =
shares his observation on events of the past few =
weeks.]

 

What did we =
think would happen once boundaries were =
destroyed?

 

The chaos =
plaguing the country today was inevitable after truth, standards and =
self-control were all but ignored by many in our =
society.

 

That great =
"philosopher," the late Marilyn Monroe, was ahead of her time =
when she said, "When I was five, I think, that’s when I started =
wanting to be an actress. I loved to play. I didn’t like the world =
around me because it was kind of grim, but I loved to play house. It was =
like you could make your own boundaries."

 

Making one’s =
own boundaries has led us to this moment. Truth has become subjective. =
The Constitution, some judges claim, is now open to interpretation, as =
we witnessed last week when a Supreme Court majority (6-3) again =
legislated from the bench when they redefined "sex" in the =
1964 Civil Rights Act as meaning not simply gender, as in male and =
female, but sexual identity, as in gay and =
transgender.

 

After the =
Court’s 2015 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage (it was 5-4), =
polygamist groups said they would be next to demand equal treatment. =
What is to stop them? What if morals and laws evolve and conformity to =
the spirit of the age and opinion polls is what matters =
most?

 

Statues and =
paintings that offend some, but not others, are being torn down, or =
defaced. Perhaps the frieze over the Supreme Court building should also =
be removed. It shows many lawgivers looking to Moses, who is at the =
center holding the Ten Commandments. Those are no longer considered =
relevant in today’s America, so maybe they should be chiseled away. =
Church-state separation, you know.

 

"In God =
We Trust" is embedded on walls in the House and Senate and on our =
money. Clearly, that is no longer objectively true, so perhaps we should =
remove that saying. Hearings could be held so people who claim we =
continue to trust in God can present evidence we still =
do.

 

Valedictorians,=
sports trophies and in some cases grades have been abandoned because =
some who were not as talented, or didn’t work as hard to achieve honor =
might feel bad. So, we dumb down and make everyone "equal," =
supporting mediocrity as the highest objective. This is what socialism =
does.

 

Those who deny =
any standard and then appeal to the rest of us based on a standard of =
their own creation can’t have it both ways, though they are =
trying.

 

The late =
evangelist and scholar Ravi Zacharias observed: "Pleasure without =
God, without the sacred boundaries, will actually leave you emptier than =
before. And this is biblical truth, this is experiential truth. The =
loneliest people in the world are amongst the wealthiest and most famous =
who found no boundaries within which to live. That is a fact I’ve seen =
again and again."

 

As the =
Psalmist wrote long ago, "When the foundations are being destroyed, =
what can the righteous do?”

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"