Wow, the NAACP has demanded that the Secret Service, the FBI, liberal newscasters and anyone else that listens to their constant barrage of racist policies, must charge a rodeo clown with treason for making fun of our Anointed Emperor “Obama the First”. This performer is now in the Cross Hairs of every biased newsperson and young black man in America. A showing of dis-respect for the President of the United States would now be a criminal offense. All of a sudden, when we have a half-black person serving as President, any criticism or lack of respect for that person should be a criminal offense. Open the prison gates because following me for having no respect for Obama will cause a prison crowding problem never before imagined. Logically making it a felony would assure that by conservatives losing their voting rights, the Democrats would not even need an election to complete their Socialist Democracy goal.
Within the same week we have seen the Attorney General of the United States, without any authority, decide to ignore the laws of the land again. Because the majority of drug related prisoners in our prisons are young blacks, he has decided they have been over sentenced for their crimes. He also instructed the Justice Department to ignore mandatory sentencing guidelines approved by Congress and a previous President. Removing the felony status for drug dealers would help free up prison space to incarcerate all conservatives and rodeo clowns. The druggies would also be able to vote again. What a plan and the news media will help them ram it through any opposition, wow.
Internet Definition of Respect.
Respect is a positive feeling of esteem or deference for a person or other entity (such as a nation or a religion) and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected (e.g., “I have great respect for her judgment”). It can also be conduct in accord with a specific ethic of respect. Rude conduct is usually considered to indicate a lack of respect, disrespect, whereas actions that honor somebody or something indicate respect. Specific ethics of respect are of fundamental importance to various cultures. Respect for tradition and legitimate authority is identified by Jonathan Haidt, a professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, as one of five fundamental moral values shared to a greater or lesser degree by different societies and individuals.
Respect is both given and received. We expect other people to respect us in return for the respect we show them. Respect is also something that is earned by the standards of the particular society in which one lives. Respect cannot be measured as a quantity, cannot be bought or traded, it is one of those things that is earned and built over time, but that can be lost with one stupid or inconsiderate act. One can ask or beg for respect, but only others can bestow us with respect as a result of their perceived treatment by us. Continued caring interactions are then required to maintain or increase that original earned respect. Respect cannot always be seen or observed by actions, but for those who practice chivalry, the outward display of respect is refreshing. Some women view this as patronizing and demeaning, but in its pure form chivalry is about nearly absolute respect.
Respect should not be confused with tolerance, since tolerance doesn’t necessarily imply subordination to one’s qualities but means treating as equal.
The antonym and opposite of respect is disrespect.
Let’s review some terms of the word “Respect”:
1. Anyone who has earned the respect of others.
In a free society “Respect” must be earned by performance and can’t be bestowed on anyone. A president earns their respect by gaining a majority of votes, legal and illegal, in our elections every four years. If he received 100% of the votes he might be offended but if he loses 49.9% on the votes a bunch of folks had more respect for his opponent and have the right to free speech. At least we do now and until Holder and Obama issue Executive Orders to eliminate the First Amendment of our Constitution. The ACLU and the NACCP would love that.
2. Soldiers who salute as a sign of respect.
Soldiers do not have the rights of free speech and are bound by a different set of rules. They are required to respect Officers with a salute. It would be interesting to see a vote of our military, including Officers, if their salute would be the middle finger when being faced with their Commander in Chief.
3. Despite your differences, you have enormous respect for someone.
I respect the Office of the President of the United States of America. Only three of them, Truman, Eisenhower and Reagan had my respect as an honest person. I voted for others because they were one notch better than the other candidate, not because I respected them. I would not need to take off my shoes to count how many current politicians, local, state or national, I vote for that have my respect.
4. Show of great respect for someone’s accomplishments.
If accomplishments were a criteria for Obama, he could not find one to brag about if he looked under every dead body in Chicago. One sign of respect is silence when visiting the Arlington National Cemetery.
5. Demands to be treated with respect.
Now this describes the ACLU, NACCP, Holder, Obama and 99% of every Democrat and black person in America. If they can’t earn respect, just demand it and make it the law of the land. Kings, Dictators, Despots, Czars have this by historical status and/or by the muzzle of a gun, or in some cases both.
Some people earn the respect of individuals by assisting others or playing important social roles. In many cultures, all individuals are considered to be worthy of respect until they prove otherwise. Courtesies that show respect include simple words and phrases like “thank you” in the West, simple physical gestures like a slight bow in the East, a smile or direct eye contact. This conveys a level of respect that over time will form a cohesive bond within a society.
Today respect can be in the form of a bribe, a political donation, IRS approval or audit and helping Mickey Mouse and the dead people register and vote for the Liberal-Democratic candidate in every election. Sounds like this could be a job description for ACORN, NOW, NAACP and the ACLU.
Excellent blog Clyde. The list is long of those in our societies who by one subterfuge or another have been given respect. I remain suspicious of all of them. If we had to ignore the entertainment industry that would get rid of half of them! Most politicians come a close second.
Unfortunately the entertainment industry provides the money to get the power hungry extremist elected. Our political process has become so corrupt you could probably vote in every state if you wanted to. Screams that having to have a picture ID to vote is a racist policy would eliminate dead people and cartoon characters from voting. The Progressive-Liberals would lose 10% of their voters in some states and probably 20% in the Chicago area.