Conservatives, who do interviews to get their point of view out there, need to come to grips with the fact that the dinosaur media does not do interviews for information and facts. They want interviews with conservatives for material, sound bites and misquotes, that can used and manipulated to suit the media agenda.
Small town parades are supposed to be uneventful, fun, and wonderful slice of Americana that we all relax and enjoy. Such was the expectation as we prepared for one of my favorite parades in the State of Maine, the Harmony Parade. Our day of Americana was rudely interrupted today with the blaring of the horn of an out of control antique Thunderbird careening down through the parade route, with its slow moving participants. As I yelled for the kids who were waving our signs to get out-of-the-way, a terrified teenage driver flew past and shouted at me, “I can’t stop!”
He had lost his brakes. A few seconds later, the car barreled around the corner ahead, all the while blaring his horn and the brake lights flashing to no avail. The parade ground to a halt, people began to run towards the car’s direction of travel just out of sight to my left, and my heart sank.
The poor young driver had side-swiped one of the Shriner’s midget trucks. Farther up the hill, the Thunderbird had come to halt. Thankfully, the driver of the Shriner’s truck was not seriously injured, although he was transported for precautionary measures.
I am writing this thankful to God for his protection today. For the young man driving the car, I echo the words my friend, Scott Seekins, spoke to comfort him in his shaken state in the aftermath. Many, who have the luxury of hindsight, will have different “right” scenarios to offer this young man, although it’s a safe bet the 75% of adult drivers could not have guided that car without brakes, through a crowded parade route.
I saw the look of terror in his eyes as he shot past me. If this boy could hear me, he should know, he did his job, his responsibility to the best of his ability. This young man, despite his fear and terror, guided that car without brakes, and by the mercy of God, no one died today. That young man should be commended.
This statement was issued from Governor LePage’s office today: “It appears that some Maine news media are not providing the context of the Governor’s recent action requesting clarification from the courts.
The Governor recently joined an amicus brief that challenges the ability of an activist judge to re-define a federal law enacted in 1964, which is in direct violation of separation of powers. If the federal government wants to revise its own discrimination laws, that is up to the Congress, not activist judges.
The Sixth Circuit has not only ignored the will of Congress, but also supplanted itself as an unelected legislature of three with the power to rewrite congressional enactments in violation of separation of powers. The role of the courts is to interpret the law, not to rewrite the law by adding new, unintended meaning.
Please note that Maine already expanded the scope of its anti-discrimination protections by adopting the Maine Human Rights Act.
This change was made by the Legislature, which is how changes to law should be made.”
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.