But what happens when a political organization makes a decision that violates those rights of one of their own members? How does that happen in a nation which was created under God, yet allows others to have different views? How can that personal view be used to force him out of a position to which he was recently selected?
My case in point involves the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Democratic Party organization where Mark Salvas, a former active duty Marine and Gulf War veteran who made the "I stand for the flag and kneel for the cross" statement on his personal Facebook page. Salvas was the new Chairman-Elect of the local party and was summarily stripped by the still current chairman for being insensitive. Really, so the leadership in the local party has embraced political correctness to the point where basic freedoms are denied to its leaders under the guise of not being sensitive? Frankly, it is just another case of political correctness run amok. The statement just basically says that by standing for the flag, you are patriotic and by kneeling for the Cross, you are showing your allegiance to our Savior. Nothing more and nothing less.
Look, I'm not a Democrat, but that's not the point. I would be just as offended if the Republican Party or any political group took such a position on the basic freedoms. The still sitting chair said that the statement by Salvas was offensive to blacks, I suppose referring to the Black Lives Matter and police issue that has been turned into a politically correct stance with the National Football League and kneeling for the National Anthem. And the league continues to find itself dropping off in attendance and revenue by their own deafness to truth and their audience.
Freedom is freedom and the Constitution is the rule of law. Trying to change America by silencing those who don't agree with you never works in the end. And the political correctness shown by those who continually push the envelope with it is reaching a breaking point. If any party continues to spend it's time trying to change things by social force, including more and more violence, the backlash will ultimately be huge. I think it is already underway.
Each of you can do or think as you wish, but for me, I will continue to stand for the flag and kneel for the Cross. After all, despite what some others don't like but haven't been able to change, One Nation Under God is found emblazoned in many ways, millions of Americans stand tall for their Christian faith and are unwavering and millions and millions of Americans have opted to always stand for our flag and our anthem. I will remain joined with them until my dying day.