Monday, November 5, 2007

"ALL BAD PRECEDENTS BEGIN AS JUSTIFIABLE MEASURES."



"BE A NEW ORLEANIAN" is a bumper sticker phrase that I have seen on cars in the Metro New Orleans area as I have driven around. I would say up until yesterday, it always held pleasant connotations of New Orleans for me. It was a visual mental and emotional reminder that New Orleanian's, like peoples in no other city I have ever lived in up until now, (and I have lived in many, mostly coastal cities east and west coast for the last 30 years) welcomes you without clarification of how long you have lived here, etc. It has been my experience, except in the suburbs and the wealthier or more upscale areas of the city, that the New Orleanian's I meet, seem to be, and will tell me if I share with them that I have recently relocated to New Orleans, that they are glad I am a part of the city, and it is a wonderful feeling to be so.

Yesterday, Sunday, I went out to photograph as many different areas of the city as I could - letting my heart guide the way. As I set out for my journey I was driving down the road and saw the "BE A NEW ORLEANIAN" bumper sticker but this time it was placed directly beneath another bumper sticker as if the 2 thoughts were not independent of each other, but dependent upon each other as to how New Orleans and being a New Orleaninan should be defined. It immediately registered in my conciousness as an ominous sign and it seemed to me to be a talisman, (in this case defined as: anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.) for those who come from a consciousness now re-awakened (remember the Puritans?) in America, that believe they know and are divinely inspired and appointed as to determine what is best for the greater good of the nation and will participate in the taking away of your rights, the rights of other nations and peoples, in order to bring about their version of "order".



Bobby Jindal
for Governor
Be a New Orleanian


I did a little research on Governor Jindal's voting record and his alliances with special interest groups - via Project Vote Smart, to provide empirical support to my intuitions concerning the new Governor and the hair raising feeling when I saw this bumper sticker combination. What I found in reading his record not only validated my intutions, it also angered and saddened me. The version of America people which the conservative groups that Bobby Jindal supports -often 100% of the time, in my opinion, (and in their very missions statements will tell you so), do not believe in the separation of church and state, they believe they have the moral right to tell me what to do with my body. They believe that American values should be based on the bible and worse yet, their interpretation of biblical writings. The groups that he aligns himself with believes the moral superiority of the Bible and Christianity above all other religions, thereby destroying the very diverse moral fabric of this nation - from Atheist to Zionist. Don't take my word for it.... research Governor Jindal for yourself.


The following descriptions of organizations are derived from the mission statement or description produced by each organization.(from the website) Project Vote Smart


FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S ISSUES:

2005-2006 Representative Jindal supported the interests of the American Family Association 100 percent in 2005-2006.

"The American Family Association exists to motivate and equip citizens to change the culture to reflect Biblical truth."

2006 Representative Jindal supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2006.

"The Family Research Council (FRC) champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. FRC shapes public debate and formulate public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society."

SOCIAL ISSUES:

2006 According to the National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy calculations, in 2006 Representative Jindal voted more conservative on social policy issues than 92 percent of the [HOUSE].

CONSERVATIVE:

2005-2006 Representative Jindal supported the interests of the Campaign for Working Families 100 percent in 2005-2006.

"The CWF is a non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-family, pro-life and pro-free enterprise candidates to federal and state offices."

2005-2006 Representative Jindal supported the interests of the Concerned Women for America 100 percent in 2005-2006.

"The mission of CWA is to protect and promote Biblical values among all citizens - first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society - thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation.The vision of CWA is for women and like-minded men, from all walks of life, to come together and restore the family to its traditional purpose and thereby allow each member of the family to realize their God-given potential and be more responsible citizens."

2005 Representative Jindal supported the interests of the American Conservative Union 100 percent in 2005.

"The American Conservative Union is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots conservative lobbying organization. ACU's purpose is to effectively communicate and advance the goals and principles of conservatism through one multi-issue, umbrella organization. ACU's Statement of Principles expresses our commitment to a market economy, the doctrine of original intent of the framers of the Constitution, traditional moral values, and a strong national defense"


Lest we forget, this adage was written over 2000 years ago:



"All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures."
— Julius Caesar



Your Planetary Sister, whose writing on this content, does not reflect a sense of peacefulness.


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