Slogans and cliches are dangerous. When a phrase that has no origination in fact is used often enough it many times becomes viewed as fact. Consequently, the original intent of the statement from which the cliché or slogan originated is buried and another intent is substituted. Many times, these slogans or cliches are attributed to “They,” that is people will replete the slogan or cliché based on what “They” said. We who ask and just who is “They” are never given an answer, but are looked upon as being the weird person.
Two examples of these slogans or cliches have changed the United States. Today it is common to hear the phrase, “they are innocent until proven guilty.” This is absurd. This is not found in our Constitution, nor even implied, I would argue. This concept originates from the intent of our legal system. Whether a person is actually guilty, or innocent of a crime is not proven in court. We learned that in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. The Judge and the jury were committed to declare Simpson innocent no matter what the facts showed. It was called jury nullification, some made up phrase, that in fact nullifies our legal system called “Rule of Law.” Jury nullification instead takes on the characteristics of arbitrary law, the system of law attributed to democracies.
The founders declared that our system of law would place the burden of proof on the state or the prosecutor. The defendant would not even have to present a defense if the defendant so chose. This was different from what was more common in the world at that time, different from what is the rule under dictatorships, and different from what Nancy Pelosi believes is our system now. Pelosi told us that Trump would have the chance to prove his innocence. Under our system of law, the state must prove Trump’s guilt.
The left, because it desires a woke dictatorship in our nation, is attempting to change our standard of law from “rule of law” to arbitrary law. They desire that the burden of proof lies with the defendant and that the state need only declare an individual guilty of a crime and then wait for the defendant to prove they did not do what the state said they did. Stalin is the best example of using this system. Beria told Stalin to tell him which individual Stalin wanted charged and that he, Beria would find the crime.
Today, in the United States, the law is so vast, so cumbersome, that we are told that each of us commits at least three crimes, many times felonies, a day. This is a dictator’s delight; this is a very useful tool for the left as they change our legal system to where the burden of proof lies with the defendant. We must understand why our legal system was established the way it was, Our founders understood that individual freedom and liberty could only exist when the power of government was greatly limited. Our founders understood that evil is always a part of government. Our founders understood that it is the people who must be protected from government and not government protected from the people.
The second slogan or cliché that has become the law, even thought it was never intended to be the law by our founders, and that is “separation of church and state.” This comes from the First Amendment that says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…” The clear intent was that Congress cannot declare some specific religion as the religion of our nation. To put this into historical context we must remember that we were colonies of England. England has a state religion which is the Church of England. Some colonies had also made the Church of England their official or state established religion. Other colonies had made other religions to be their state established religion. Some colonies had no state religion. The First Amendment said the federal government could not declare a religion to be the state sponsored religion.
The First Amendment goes on to say, “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Congress cannot limit in any way how I practice my religion, even if I am on public land or in a public facility. I cannot be prohibited from praying or reading my Bible, even in the Capitol and the White House. I am free to take my Bible into any public facility, including schools, and sit and read it and then pray to God. For the state to prohibit me in any way would be the state prohibiting my free exercise thereof.
What this slogan or phrase is doing is helping the anti-Christian element in our nation establish Secularism as the State sponsored religion. The anti-Christian element is saying for instance, that federal funds can be and should be used to pay for one of their most precious beliefs, and that is killing the unborn, or what they call abortion or choice.
Secularism is now the official religion taught in schools. It is called CRT or SEL, and is claimed to be necessary despite it being hate oriented and absolutely anti-Christian.
Slogans and Cliches, unless specifically rejected, become accepted, because “They” said it. This is the art of changing society through political correctness. This is the art of changing society through the use of language. Never accept these slogans and cliches as being fact. “They” have been known to mislead and to misstate. Always do your own research. When you are not sure where you can research, and you are searching for Truth, the best, perhaps the only place to go is to what is now forbidden by the left, the Bible.
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