Friday, June 24, 2011

CALL TO ACTION: How Dare Time Magazine!

This is disgusting!


If you have a subscription to TIME magazine kill it!

Even if you don't, do what I just did - I called Customer service at 1-866-550-6934.

I said to Time Customer Service Rep - Is this being recorded? 
After he said Yes, I said good. And they got a piece of my mind.

Commented:  "Yes, they still matter. If not TIME wouldn't be able to print this garbage!
These are our sacred documents. They are the basis of America.

Remember:  The First Amendment "?

Or you can email the editor, Richard Stengel :

Friends, take back your country by protecting our sacred honor and the documents our Founding Fathers gave us.



Randall Lee Yow said...

So have you read the article or are you just upset by the cover? If you have read the article I would like to know what you think about his points on the 14th Amendment?

-Randall Lee Yow

(By the way I think the Constitution still matters. It is a living document that can change with the times, that simple fact proves it's timelessness.)

Sheila Barber said...

Read the article. Despise the picture. I am extremely upset at the picture because like flag burning (I don't care which side would or which zealot does it) a picture of shredding the Constitution to me is disrepect.

I agree with the writer: The 14th Amendment was not established with illegal immigration in mind. It was established to give American born citizens, whether they have naturalized parents or not, the right to America's opportunities.

Illegals crossing our borders, taking our jobs (because they can be extorted by ruthless bosses), not paying taxes (yes, they pay sales tax when they buy goods), and using our medical services and bankrupting states, should not be protected. Nor should we have a blanket amnesty bill. But look at the reason most come: they are escaping a world of doom and despair and want better.

The process to become an American citizen takes far too long. And it use to be an honor. That idea has come and gone. We need to fix it. An honorable individual who migrates here came here for a purpose - a better opportunity.

Suggestion: Certain things should take place. Close the borders. Stop the influx of illegals until a resolution can be agreed upon about what to do with the ones that are here. Become legal or leave. Show your papers. I have to show a driver's license for simple things. Make them too.

Nobody can really say stop making America attractive to such activity. That would be horrible and would backfire. After all, how was America born? It was born by immigrants wanting a better life.

I can see both sides of the story.

The Constitution is more than just a piece of paper to me. It's my country's cornerstone. It's in my heart. It breaks mine to see the Declaration or Constitution or an American flag degraded, even if good intentions were meant.

As always, it's a pleasure to have you, Mr. Yow, comment on my blog. You keep me on my toes! And you ask quality questions. Thanks.

Randall Lee Yow said...

I would totally support a Constitutional Amendment to ban flag burning (other than proper disposal). There can be no good intentions for burning our flag. To many people have died fighting to defend that star spangled banner and what it represents to ever do that to our flag.

-Randall Lee Yow

Sheila Barber said...


Norman Thomas said...

To ban flag burning but make exceptions for "proper disposal" amounts to a limitation on political speech. The First Amendment makes clear that placing limits on political speech is beyond the scope of government power. One need not have good intentions to exercise his freedoms, and one need not agree with any particular aspect of speech to defend another's right to it.

Randall Lee Yow said...

I also do not agree with the Westboro Baptist Church's practice of picketing private citizen's funerals. They also use the argument that it is political speech and should be allowed, but I disagree. Speech is limited all the time Mr Thomas. Liable, slander, and perjury are just 3 examples. We also limit what can be said in the name of national security, like when FDR set up the Office of Censorship during WWII in the name of winning the war. An amendment banning flag burning with the exception of proper disposal, would be so limited in scope it would not truly limit your freedom of speech. You could still say all the things you wanted about the country and write them. You just would be limited in the ability to perform one hurtful unpatriotic act. After all 99.9% of Americans would never dream of burning a flag in protest.

-Randall Lee Yow

Sheila Barber said...

Westboro is disgusting! How can you call yourself a church and do such acts. They can call it political speech all they want. It's immoral. And the wrong message.

On top of that, it's not at all what God's about. Sure the Bible talks about gays but it also talks about showing love as a way to bring people to God.

The hypocrisy makes me want to puke.

It boils down to personal responsibility and I don't care how much you try, some people just won't listen.

Right On Randall.

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