“CBC lawmakers have been asked to keep quiet on the president’s proposed plan to intervene in Syria”…………..controlling the CBC? They not allowed to think/speak as gov’t rep(s)? Complain about not having rights,,,but refusing to stand up for them? What it looks like to me.
September 6, 2013 at 6:03pm
freedom fighters……good job. stick to your guns!!! pun intended.
September 6, 2013 at 6:00pm
and these ‘rebels’ should they seize the chemical weapons….what WILL they do with them? use them against the U.S. military they are fighting with in another **** hole in the mid-east????
July 30, 2013 at 12:34pm
Shooter could have just vomited on him,,,,or better yet,,,urinated on him. Did he need to shoot him?
July 30, 2013 at 12:25pm
I hope, in 4 or 5 hundred years, someone doesn’t dig up my final resting place to look at me.
it seems anything Africanized appears to be killing us.
July 5, 2013 at 7:33pm
majored in power drinking, drugs, and sex. of course,,,these are topics that were taught in high school. go figure.
July 5, 2013 at 7:27pm
epitome of mankind…boldface.
June 29, 2013 at 7:40pm
It must be a capital offense to buy beer as a minor….wow! Personally, I can tell the difference between a case of beer and a case of bottled water from quite a distance. Sounds like the hounds from Hell were frothing at the bit and eager to draw blood.
June 29, 2013 at 10:28am
don’t want to reduce their wages by being taxed?? so how is it that they have been getting such LARGE income tax refunds???? hmmm???
June 15, 2013 at 4:50pm
“They like Hillary but not me?! Oh, where’s my juju beans….”
June 15, 2013 at 1:18pm
you didn’t do anything CONSTRUCTIVE in office, that’s why you won’t remember it, Obama. You’ve been nothing but a DESTRUCTIVE force to this great nation that you hate so much. Go back to Kenya, liar.
June 15, 2013 at 1:09pm
I will save money by dipping my ammo tips in pork blood,,,,then making sure everyone knows it.
June 9, 2013 at 5:39pm
They can track you now just with your cell phone. Imagine what a digital tattoo can lead to????
June 3, 2013 at 12:07pm
strap broke and the kid gave a ‘patriotic’ reply… There is so little understanding anymore of what patriotism and respect is that most do not see it when it happens. this young man could teach many of you what it is,,,I suspect. Well done, young man!!
"Patriotism and.." worship of a piece of cloth and the body of (criminal) men it represents.
Yes, god loves our trinkets and worship of mammon. Stand proud young man!
Many are patriotic about freedom, not a 'piece of cloth' as you put it. Every man who has fought for it or been a part of leadership in America is flawed. Some are downright bad no doubt.
But the idea and principle underneath it all, the reason most are 'patriotic' is liberty. I'm guessing you think remembering and celebrating and honoring freedom is a bad thing. Correct?
LORDJOSH--If it's a piece of cloth with no meaning, why do our enemies want to stomp on it or burn it! Could it be because it symbolizes strength, honor, and courage which they lack?
That made me cry. A youngster that "gets" it. Touched my heart.
I feel sorry for the person who posted the negative comment about "a piece of cloth." That you are so out of touch with your precious heritage is sad. Why don't you take your negativity and misinformation elsewhere.
Keep trolling lordjoshieboy. Keep trolling.
He attempted to hijack the point and try to make it about something else and in so doing, attempted to seize moral high ground on a non-point. Congratulations, Lordjosh. You are one of the many weak links that have brought this country to it's knees.
Amen, SilentW. This young man can school lots of American adults as to what patriotism means and how it is displayed. Kudos go to his parents.
Great recovery! LORDJOSH sounds just like Michelle Obama and I quote, "all this for a flag"? She and whoever Lordjosh is should be deported and see what it is like living in a commie country. I'll bet they would get it then....sickening useless idiots!
Can't teach common sense, you either got it.......... or you don't (democrats)
I could not be any prouder of this young man if he were my own son.
Very well done young man! Very well done!
You don't know what freedom and liberty is if you think a piece of cloth can represent it.
"Our enemies" know that the flag does not stand for freedom and liberty.
Whether my comment is positive or negative is a matter of prospective.
Not hijacking anything. thought it was a "teach"-able moment, I can be wrong...sometimes.
@LORDJOSH How ironic that you would say that - when your avatar is a piece of tartan cloth.
"“Our enemies” know that the flag does not stand for freedom and liberty".
Sounds like that puts you in the"our enemies" camp.
I feel sorry for LordJosh that he can only see negative things in life. If you more of his comments you will see that he has some serious issues with trust for his government, family, police and everything else in his life. So sad. Maybe when he matures into an adult that he will lose this hate and negativity behind him. So sad that he can not enjoy the good things that this great country has given him.
The tartan, I use for an avatar, is an image I use to distinguish myself from others...which is the purpose of the avatar. I don't worship it in any way. I certainly do not salute it or claim it represents something to all, if it does to anybody.
Enemy of what, exactly?
Don't worry about me. I am free and happy.
I challenge all who worship the flag and viz. the government to take a copy of "the constitution", sign it with a statement that you take full responsibility for the agents that act on your behalf, so I know who to come for when those I distrust violate my rights.
Lord Josh, you don't seem to understand, or you are just a belligerent disrespectful tool. I'll assume the former.
The reason we pledge allegiance to the flag is precisely because it is made of cloth and not a person. It sets us apart from other forms of human government. We owe allegiance to the ideals of this nation's founding and not necessarily to any person or persons who hold office or power. You seem to espouse this notion, but then turn your anger on the flag instead of the untrustworthy office holders and those who vote them in. I have never pledge allegiance to a president or a senator, and I never will.
That is not what the flag represents. The flag waves above disputes of policy and stands for the freedoms this nation was founded to protect. By respecting the flag, we are not voting in favor of the President or Congress or the Supreme Court. We are honoring the ideals that they are supposed to defend and support.
So when you imply we have elected leaders who have discarded our freedoms, that is an indictment against us, not the flag. The flag is a call to return to the respect of our God-given rights, to uphold the ideals of our founding no matter how far askew we have become. That is the flag we pledged allegiance to.
Anyone else finding this talk of the first commandment somewhat ironic from a guy who calls himself LORDJOSH?
Let these beck sheep believe that saluting a flag means something. Just like how they worship that 2000 year old mythical bible.
“Patriotism and..” worship of a piece of cloth and the body of (criminal) men it represents.
Yes, god loves our trinkets and worship of mammon. Stand proud young man!"
And later he said he thought this was a "teachable" moment.
So, I'm going to ask LordJosh to show me, link to, or explain ANY religion anywhere on the planet in which "worship" is expressed with a salute? I have thought and thought, and I cannot think of ONE. Please LordJosh- "teach" us how you came to view saluting or any other generally recognized and accepted form of respect as "worship" when the vast majority of human beings have not.
Based on your apparent definition Josh, do you believe that every person who has ever uttered a marriage vow is guilty of "worshiping" their spouse? Are you guilty? Is every person who has ever signed a contract worshiping either the contract or those the contract is made with? Are you guilty?
I suggest you look up the most commonly understood definitions of the word "mammon" while you're looking up the most commonly accepted definitions of the words "worship" and "allegiance". Then I suggest you ask every person you ever see saluting if they view the object or person they are saluting as their "GOD". I'm sure they won't hesitate to "teach" you what they believe.
Not only do you worship the flag with a salute, but you pledge allegiance to it. Word verbatim, " I pledge allegiance to the flag....". You say it. You expect your kids to say it.
You want to tell me the definition of mammon? Do you want to take "in god we trust" off of cash? Hmmm.
The flag represents your allegiance to persons, not man. There is a difference. You'll find the difference in both the bible and useful dictionaries.
Josh, you must be a self righteous individual that sees faults in others and but ignores that you are human also. Maybe you should pray more.
Leave Li'lJosh alone, folks. As Proverbs17-12NLT conveyed, socialistic/communistic trolls will never, ever understand the beauty, meaning, significance, and respect behind what this boy did. What this boy did gives me hope for our country, more than anything Li'lJosh can troll out. Let him go back to Iran, Russia, China, Sudan, et.al. where he will obviously be most happy.
Where do you get "socialist/communist" from?
Your supporting the state by pledging allegiance to it. I could not possibly be a Communist or a socialist. AND I'll STAY RIGHT WHERE I BELONG.
What a patriotic, think-on-his-feet young man. Will be a valuable asset to America as he grows up!!
"Not only do you worship the flag with a salute, but you pledge allegiance to it. Word verbatim, ” I pledge allegiance to the flag….”. You say it. You expect your kids to say it."
Just because you personally lack the reading comprehension skills required to discern that the definition of the words "allegiance" and "worship" are significantly DIFFERENT in every commonly used dictionary, you shouldn't project that on others. My kids know the difference.
Can you read minds? Or you a God? If not, then society defines it as arrogant and the Bible defines it as PRIDE and unrighteousness to presume to know what another person "worships".
"You want to tell me the definition of mammon? Do you want to take “in god we trust” off of cash? Hmmm."
If the kid in the article was kneeling (that's an important distinction here) in front of his piggy bank, or a photo of a dollar bill, you'd be closer to a point here.
"The flag represents your allegiance to persons, not man. There is a difference. You’ll find the difference in both the bible and useful dictionaries."
The flag represents my allegiance to exactly what I GET TO DETERMINE it represents. Not you. Not anyone else. In my personal case, it represents my allegiance to "the Republic for which it stands; one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all". (A nation "under" God, not above/over. Definitions matter)
Ah, I see it was the latter.
Respect is not worship. To say that is nothing more than a rationalization to allow you to disrespect anything and everyone and claim it as some kind of righteousness. Tell me, is honoring your father and mother the same as worshiping them?
Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’ But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’ they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition."
"Lord" Josh isn't joshing, though he's pretty joshable, but he is right about one thing, the so-called "pledge" of allegiance was created by a socialist to draw attention away from the Constitution.
But that nit aside, if he's not happy with this country, there are 215 others he can move to.
Posted on June 3, 2013 at 12:22pm
“Patriotism and..” worship of a piece of cloth and the body of (criminal) men it represents
That piece of cloth represents the blood shed by many men and women who died or gave up their health and well being that you would be free to make a total idiot of yourself at your expense. And all of them did it willingly in the last forty some years, and most even before because they were proud to be the one country free to talk against their government without being imprisoned or worst at the despotic leader's whim. Alas it looks like you loons have nearly changed that. If true patriots once again gain control of this government you'd better fear the tools for retribution your beloved cabal is setting up and learn to pray they'll be true to their principles once they gain power!
This young man did a wonderful job redeeming his position in the band.
Posted on June 3, 2013 at 12:22pm
“Patriotism and..” worship of a piece of cloth and the body of (criminal) men it represents.
Yes, god loves our trinkets and worship of mammon.
Dude, the dollar isn't America, the flag isn't America, the government isn't America, and most certainly most of those corksoakers in DC are not America.
WE are America.
You pledge allegiance to "the flag of "the United States" (Incorporated), "the republic"(decentralized authoritarian control), and "one nation"(centralized authoritarian control) You say under god yet you send your sons and daughters off to kill. You say for my freedom, and I believe you believe that. I don't however. Honoring my mother and father is not honoring a dead object. Honoring a dead object i.e., the flag, the republic, the nation, corporations, persons et al is worship. My mother and father would not send me off to kill, nor would I honor them if they did.
All authority proceeds from God, and while that authority can be abused it is still to be respected. This is why Chistians obey their nation's laws unless they violate God's instruction. Showing the knd of respect that this young man did is appropriate even if one were to disagree with one's nation.
If it's just a piece of cloth, remove the tartan, a piece of cloth from your avatar...butthead.
More likely, the authority is punishment for your worship.
+1 to this young man and his family. Well played!!
Great recovery young man!
I don't agree with your premise. I won't bore you with the history - google it. I will cut to the chase - the 13 stripes in the flag represent the British Colonies transition into the American Colonies. It was symbolic of our Independence.
The Declaration of Independence gave us "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed"
Those that violate the constitution, whether they are citizens, government officials or members of the military do so against what the flag stands for. Don't worship the flag but understand it is a symbol of freedom. You cannot discount a symbol of LIBERTY because of a few tyrants!
I teach my children that symbolism is great, but one should express himself with words or actions. This young man showed patriotism with action.
The headline says "hilarious" this was not funny, it was respectful and amazing. There was not anything funny about this video, it was awesome. Good Kid!!!!!!!!!!!!
The handle broke off, you can see the part still in his hand.
He made a bad moment into a great one. Congratulations to him on his quick thinking.
@ Li'lJosh: LOL!
lordjosh, you are just a shining example of people that I don't understand why they continue to live in our country. You obviously show disdain for what this country is SUPPOSED to stand for. You don't like it here, there are 195 other countries you can take your ungrateful @$$ to.
Now get to steppin'.
No one will take my challenge. You want to tell me the flag stands for freedom. You want to tell me saluting the flag is not worshiping false idols. You tell me your "Creator" gave you unalienable rights yet you claim it is four pieces of parchment, created by man, that protects those rights. You say all of this stands for freedom and liberty when it is quite obvious we are all slaves. (the difference between you and I is I am not in denial about therefore it I have been able to somewhat free myself).
The Dec. of Ind. correctly declared that authority is derived by consent. However, "the founders" abandoned that truth almost immediately when they 86'd the Articles for something with some "teeth". Consent doesn't need teeth. Tyranny needs teeth.
Again, because I was born within the country(country references the land, not a body politic) I will remain here. Because god gave us all dominion over the earth, I am equal to all.
I don't need man to run my life, I don't need to salute flags, I don't need flags to represent freedom and liberty. I have god.
If you do, so be it. Just leave me out of it. But you claim no land greater than what you need to domicile, so unless you have a writ from god, your attempt to tell me to leave if I don't like it falls on deaf ears.
Furthermore, because you choose to have people act in your stead, and allow these people to act as persons with legal protections against prosecution for the crimes they commit in your name, .......
......Put your money where your mouth is. Take a copy of the constitution and sign it(you would be the first) and take full financial and criminal responsibility for your agents. So the next time a cop beats someone up or to death, we can come sue you and throw you in jail for the actions of those you hire to act in your stead. Without that, your all full of it.
Often people miss understand the meaning of a flag and such things. The honor displayed is not for a piece of cloth but what that represents. The people who have given their lives to keep us safe and free. We enjoy our freedoms through the sacrifice of others, and this is what we honor saluting the flag, and other images and objects. It is the Idea not the cloth. Our Ideas are the fabric of our lives.
You are the one that's full of it, Josh. Supporting a system of government is not worshiping that system. As for your challenge, once again you show your lack of comprehension.
We are, each of us, whether we want to or not, responsible fully for the agents that act in our name. When a cop beats a suspect senseless and the city is successfully sued for the wrong-doing of that officer, who pays the lawsuit? We do. If a president foolishly engages in military conflict, we are the ones who pay for the military's expenses and we are the ones who fight and die. How are we ducking responsibility for that?
That fact that you do not seem to comprehend that very basic reality shows you are not equipped to understand the difference between respect and worship at all. On top of that, you claim that support for Constitution and Flag means we also support violations of the Constitution by elected officials and any support for a system of government is an act of idol worship. You have absolutely no defense for that position, so you simply attack by making false accusations and spouting nonsense.
He did the correct and proper response. End of story. Kudo's to the young man AND his family.
None of what you said is based on reality. Your support of a government makes you responsible for it. And when you claim that "whether we like it or not" we all are responsible is nonsense. Your assertion that the collective pays for the mistakes shows your vast ignorance in the slave system set up for your enjoyment. I don't support it. I think it is foolish. I think it is anti-freedom/liberty. So I am not responsible for it. Unless of course your idea of freedom and liberty stops at freedom of association. You probably think that because I was born here that I am "subject to the jurisdiction". Well that is because all you know is what your masters tell and you accept without question. Under god my ass. Will you sign a copy of the constitution claiming full responsibility for it? If not, your full of it.
It isn't worshiping a flag when one salutes, it is paying respect for what it stands for... The right for some folks to be exceedingly stupid included...
I understand what you are saying...I don't agree with your reasoning, but I understand. I also understand (please correct me if I'm wrong) that you think that adhering to a system of government equates to worshiping something other than God. You've also made comments that going off to war to protect our freedoms makes us go against God. However, Jesus is pretty clear in Mark 12 that if you live under a government, you should adhere to its rules. He says in verse 17 when asked whether he should pay taxes, "Give back to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's". He doesn't say that if you follow the laws (as long as it doesn't go against God's laws) that you are worshiping that government. Also, to say that God does not ordain war is foolish. There are multiple examples in the Old Testament of Israel fighting battle after battle, obeying God's prophets. Joshua, King Saul, King David...they all followed God's command to fight in certain battles. So, to say that fighting in a war makes you unholy, or an outcast, or whatever you would call it, is in fact, not biblical. IF that is the case, abandon the Old Testament because it is full of people you detest, and the New Testament because Jesus himself is in direct conflict with what you are saying. By the way, the money you used to pay for the electricity to run your computer comes from our government, which you conformed to by using its monetary system. Don't sit there and berate a governme
take full advantage of services it provides. No one says you have to agree with the people running it, or like them, but if you live here there are laws that you abide by, and the bible (we'll abandon gov't) says in Romans 13:2 that those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are disobeying God. I'm not saying that you're thinking is completely wrong...I understand what you are saying...but you contradict yourself.
Exactly! Well done young man. You demonstrated respect for freedom when most kids don't understand it. Your parents should be proud. You make me, as an American, proud!
What you don't understand is that the bible was written by man, not god. If you want to understand the bible, get away from that 501(c)3 government authorized worship-Wal-Mart you must be attending. God doesn't need a government license to worship. Your beamer driving, peepee touching priest is leading you astray.
So, you just said that the problem is that the Bible is written by men. Then you blast my church (which you know nothing about), and tell me if I truly want to understand the Bible (which you just said had problems) that I need to get away from 'my' church. So I need to get away from 'man' to understand something that you say is flawed because it was written by 'man'. Nice. By the way, MY church preaches straight from the Word with no affiliation to a denomination, only to the Word of God itself, and its main focus is mission work and focusing money, time, and effort on spreading the Gospel to unreached people groups all over the world. And you berate my pastor, again, someone you know nothing about, when he drives a beat up Honda Civic and focuses on the same goals as his church; a church that refuses to go into debt and doesn't make additions or do anything unless they raise the money for it first; a church which you just tried to insult by calling it a 501(c)3 organization, yet you say that paying taxes makes you a worshiper of something other than God. Like I said before, you make circular arguments and contradict yourself. I think you're just trying to pick a fight...which to me is really sad.
Finally a kid that "gets it"
and lordjosh - you're a D-bag. with absolutely no understanding. I wrote this then read more of your posts (not all). I was just trying to be insulting. I had no idea just how accurate I was.
And Josh, I will believe you are not full of it when you inform the government you are not under its jurisdiction and inform the IRS, state, and local tax agencies you are not paying any taxes.
Just because you say you are not under the US jurisdiction doesn't make your dream world come true. And, when you fail to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, which includes respect for the just and right laws of the state, you no longer follow God.
And, once again, you make a fallacious leap when you equate honoring the principles on which this country was founded, which respect our God given rights, with blind devotion to the state.
You theories are of a dream realm somewhere outside of reality based neither on theology nor reason. Your arguments for it are illogical, even nonsensical. I'd continue this discussion, but when you seem to espouse no system of government, not even anarchy, I really don't know where to start.
Good Call Kid !!!
It is good to see that your idea of freedom and liberty is "you belong to us whether you like it or not." God bless America. Oh Yeah, I did and I don't ;)
I didn't say the book was useless, I just said it was written by man. I believe by people trying to preserve important information and by people who used that info with a bunch of lies to control you.
Might I point out that if your church is a 501(c)3, you are the same denomination as every other church, including the church of satan. Do you think god needs a government license for his church?
So no one will actually sign and take responsibility for your agents. What a bunch of cowards.
May 8, 2013 at 5:47pm
sounds like a clear case of ‘witness tampering’ to me.
November 23, 2012 at 12:05pm
this is just about everything about people that I absolutely hate. Greedy, self-fulfilling, self centered behavior that is bringing down civilization. It gives you a pretty good idea what it will be like when the system crashes and people like this want what you have. A fall from grace.
November 18, 2012 at 3:18pm
hmmmm,,,,so who’s really holding the American taxpayer hostage???? Pelosi, you POS,,,are you that ignorant that you don’t see your statements as hostage taking???/ I knew you were lame,,,BUT COME ON!!
November 16, 2012 at 11:13pm
the richest state in the Union…..was sucked dry. Now, you want to raise taxes instead of controlling your spending. You never learn.