Wedding Cakes, Photos and Pizza: A Simple Lesson in History and Civil Rights!


God and the Constitution

From where I stand, the ONLY rights you and I have are those natural rights given to us by God and the man made rights specifically given to Americans by the Constitution of the United States.   As far as I can tell, wedding cakes, photos and pizza for your private party are not among those rights!

You have the right to spend your money where you want and on what you want. I have the right to refuse to take your money and send you to someone who wants it.   Seriously, if I saw a sign that said, “No Blacks Allowed,” I would go someplace else, just like they did pre-Civil Rights.

Yes, that sign would be considered “illegal” to post but those signs can be read by your spirit the moment you enter a business establishment. You KNOW if you are welcomed or not; at least I do! And I am very happy to leave a place where someone might do something to my food out of spite or revenge.

For example, if you walk into MY pizza parlor, I cannot refuse to serve you pizza simply on the basis of your sexual orientation, race, creed, religion, age, etc. But, I cannot be forced to cater your PRIVATE AFFAIRS including your wedding. In fact, why would you want me to cook food and serve your guests, when it is clear that I don’t want to do that?  MOVE ON!

Congress passed the Civil Rights Act to mainly outlaw discrimination in all public accommodations. This act helped to desegregate public schools, universities, transportation, theatres and several other public places.  Now there’s a little idea about public accommodation and access to services, which covers the aforementioned issues in most, if not all, public businesses.

pizza wedding cakeBut, a private affair IS NOT public event; even if it’s held in a public space!  You cannot make me bring my pizza to your party if I don’t want to do that!  In fact, you can’t even tell me HOW to make my pizza in my own establishment. So, if I say NO pepperoni will be served here, there is nothing that you can do about that. And if I say, I won’t put two women on the top of a wedding cake, there is nothing that you can do about that either. You are free to order a cake and decorate it as you want!  You are not free to force me to do something that I don’t want to do.  Or you are equally free to go down the road and find someone who will do as you ask.

For the record, back before the Civil Rights Movement, there were many, many white people who did business with Blacks but if the “establishment” racists took issue, they would threaten their lives and their families or burn their places down or put them out of business.  So, what you had were people who followed the status quo out of fear of reprisal.  Civil Rights changed THAT!

Here are the unspoken things that Civil Rights WAS and WAS NOT about.  It was NOT about getting “Bubba” to serve you fries against his will. Do you honestly want a KKK member cooking your food?  It was about not allowing Bubba to kick your ass, hang you from a tree or set you on fire, if you dared to enter his establishment. It was about ending the outward signs and signatures of “public” discrimination.no-dogs-no-jews-no-negros

It WAS more about allowing “Mandy” to sell you fries if she wanted to sell you fries. In fact, for “Mandy” selling you french fries was less about your color and more about her economics. Bigotry walks when money talks!  Imagine Nike without Black people to buy their overpriced kicks?

The Civil Rights Movement DID NOT out law racism.  Nothing can make someone love you except God!  Civil Rights opened the doors for those Whites who didn’t care about your skin color to do business with you without repercussion.  It was also about killing institutional racism within the government and setting standards and “set-asides.”

Now to be clear, setting a limited goal of how many minority companies one must deal with is racism in and of itself on the Government’s part. They rarely exceed that 20%!  So, they have determined, within the government, who can get rich and how rich you can get. Most Black companies that experience outrageous success do so WITHOUT GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE!  But, please enjoy your ability to drink out of the water fountain NOT installed by a Black or Hispanic company because their 20% quota on the project had been reached!

Here is what I hate about today’s debate over wedding cakes, photos and pizza: The idea that if I don’t want to serve your private event because my Faith and your Lifestyle don’t rock together, that you think it’s okay to end my ability to take care of my family.  I hate the idea that if I don’t do what you want me to do, you think it’s okay to burn down my place of business.  In fact, I believe that the Liberal idiots at Salon.com actually said that anyone who refused to do so deserves to No Christians Allowedhave their businesses burned down!  I hate the idea that you feel you can send me death threats, break my windows and picket my establishment because you don’t like my religion.  Or even better, that if I serve the God and religion of my choice and choose to follow the tenets of that religion, I am labeled as “homophobic.”

I want to be perfectly clear when I say this: Not wanting to cater, photograph or perform a Gay wedding  does not mean that those folks hate you. It simply means that they love God’s Word more!  Not one single establishment said, I won’t serve you pizza or I won’t bake you a cake. What they stood on, by their own principles, is that they won’t do something that overtly promotes a lifestyle or social issue they don’t believe in, support or ascribe to.  They have the freedom, at least for the present, to do just that! And you have the freedom to go get your PRIVATE services handled by someone else!

As a business woman, I am constantly being asked by clients to perform services that are not a part of my company’s repertoire. In the past, I’ve tried to accommodate all requests, even when they are clearly out of my wheel house. But, the last year or so, I stopped doing that. Yes, I talk a good game but I don’t want to direct sell your products because it’s not what I do.  I’ve had people get angry with me for saying, “No.”  But, I don’t care. This is my business and I’m going to give you the services that I want. If I don’t have what you need, you are quite free to find someone else!  You can’t force my company to perform the services that YOU want — if I don’t want to offer that service!

Liberals want to call it “progressivism,” when what it actually represents is a throwback to the times before Civil Rights kkkwhen people were not free to make choices for themselves. Today’s movement to stifle Christians from serving God before serving man is EXACTLY like the KKK’s movement to stifle Black freedom through fear, intimidation and threats to put people out of business if they served Blacks.  Now. Think about that one for a moment!

This is NOT a move forward but quiet and significant move in the opposite direction.  It is a move back to an era where personal freedom and dignity was taken away from one people-group, simply to please another people-group.

When we begin, as a country, to uphold the rights of one person’s belief’s over the rights of another person’s belief, this is not called Freedom! When we allow the government to decide who will be in business and who will be out of business — that is called Communism. When we allow those who wish to destroy the lives and livelihood of others to put them in their place — that is called Fascism.  Just think about it!  Peace out! – J-Blue

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Is American Freedom Obsolete?


american-flag-2aFresh off the latest leg of his “World-Wide America Apology Tour” Barack Obama has told the Universe that America is NOT a Christian nation — but it IS a Muslim one. Under HIS reign this may very well become true.

In what I found to be a less than stirring speech in the Great Hall at Cairo University to crowd of about 3,000, Mr. Obama completely ignored actual history as well as current events when he once again, apologized to the Arab world for America’s past actions.

Based on how Mr. Obama speaks, one would think that the United States has been going into pristine, economically and politically sound countries and running amok. He ignores the billions of dollars American taxpayers have pony’d up to assist people who’d just as soon see us dead – but only after they’ve had a decent meal, drank clean water and been treated with the latest medical technology — provided by you – the infidels!

We build new infrastructure in their countries, while ours crumbles. We build schools and hospitals in their countries and then complain that our own healthcare and educational systems are failing. We feed the world, while children go to bed hungry in our own back yard. If a natural disaster happens anywhere in the world, we rally the troops and rush out to aide. When a natural disaster happens in the United States, we must, primarily fend for ourselves. When was the last time you saw a headline touting how some Third World nation had written a check repaying the United States of America for its financial sacrifices?

In total Rock Star fashion, Obama flashed his pearly whites for the cameras while sublimely stating that “no one country should dictate to another”. Unless you happen to be Israel (or America), of course, then EVERY single, mug-hutted, thug potentate on the planet can dictate to you about what you should be doing to protect sovereignty in your own nation. Now that’s supporting freedom! The Secretary of sASS, Hillary Clinton, can even tell you that you are no longer allowed to “naturally” grow. All Hail the UN!

Obama, in his misguided effort to “improve” America’s image, called America a “colonialist” nation and stated that we did not start off that way.  Does he even know American history? I’d like to get a copy of his Ivy League GPA!  Colonists “colonized” the New World and even re-colonized America when they began the push to spread West throughout this country.

“My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy,” says Obama. Of course he got a standing ovation! What else could you expect while giving a speech about freedom in one of the least free countries on the planet and dissing one of the freest countries in existence today?

Ahem. (TAP ON THE SHOULDER)  Mr. Obama. Your job is to uphold the Constitution of the United States and to protect our shores from our enemies. The Constitution assigns the following powers to the President:

1. Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces: The President of the United States of America is the head of the U.S. Military. As Commander in Chief, he can authorize the use of troops overseas without declaring war. To declare war officially, he must get the approval of the Congress.

2. Make treaties, with two-thirds consent of the Senate.

3. Receive ambassadors and other public ministers from foreign countries.

4. Appoint ambassadors, Supreme Court justices, federal judges, and any officials as provided for by the Congress, with the approval of the Senate.

5. Give an Annual State of the Union Address to Congress. It is not your job to take over private or even public companies. It is not your job to “redistribute” wealth.

It is not your job to tell American’s how to educate their children. It is not your job to sanction same-sex marriages. It is not your job to promote abortion. It is not your job to trounce the Second Amendment. It is not your job to traipse around the world disrespecting your own country!

In his election speeches, Mr. Obama invokes his love for America. No such declarations were forthcoming in his  foreign speeches. Not once did he express an ounce of national pride. He never mentioned his own supposed Christian heritage but loudly proclaimed his Islamic roots. He correctly quoted the Quran (no teleprompter in sight) but never mentioned the Bible.

A recent article in Russia’s Pravda declared that “the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed.” According to the article, “The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe”

When a Russian newspaper correctly calls out the American President on liberty and freedom and IS SPOT ON, “Oh we got trouble (yes we got trouble) right here in River City (Right here!).”

When Treasury Secretary Timothy (the Dodger) Geithner, tells a Chinese audience of students and professors that China’s investment in America is safe and the entire audience bursts into laughter, we’ve got some major issues.   For goodness sakes, even the Communists think we’re a joke!

Obama, Emmanuel, Geithner and their friends — not the American sheeple — now own banks and car companies. They are also going after insurance companies, energy companies and health care companies. Don’t think for one minute that you will realize (or even see) one ounce of return on your tax payer dollars because you don’t own a thing!  

Oh, I’m sorry. You do own the debt, which you, your children, your children’s children and their children will be paying off for the next 500 years. That is if China doesn’t foreclose on us and take us fover because of the billions of dollars in loans we can’t pay back or if Russia (which is quickly reverting back to ITS Communist roots) doesn’t blow us off the planet before that.

If this lunacy is allowed to continue, in the future you WILL be told what kind of car you can drive and how much you can drive it. You WILL be told what energy to use and how much of it you can use. You WILL be told who you can use to provide your medical needs and how much you can use them. You WILL pay for babies you did not choose to have and unborn life will be slaughtered against your will and using your money to do it. If you are lucky enough to make a profit in your business, it WILL be taken away and given to those “unfortunates” who have chosen to drop out of school and have no discernible skills.

And for the record, I am NOT against Welfare. There are times in a person’s life when one needs a hand up and a hand out. I am against Government Assistance as a way of life. I am against Welfare as the family business.

Forget about your First Amendment Right to Free Speech because you’d better not protest the Obama Administrations actions or policies.  If you speak up, you are at best a complainer; at worst, both a racist and a domestic terrorist who should be put on a National Watch List.  If we don’t do something to change the devastating course this country is on, we are headed — fully — into a “Plantation Nation” where the only people who are truly free are the Liberal (and some RINO) politicians who are trying to enslave all of us.

Welcome to the United Socialist States (USS). All Hail your new Supreme Leader, Barack Hussein Obama. Now bow down. I mean bend over. And don’t forget to smile!

If Obama Is the Answer … Then What the Heck Is the Question?


iron curtainNorman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said  the following:

  • “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism.  But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”
  • “The difference between Democrats and Republicans is: Democrats have accepted some ideas of Socialism cheerfully, while Republicans have accepted them reluctantly.”
  • “I no longer need to run as a presidential candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.” 

The election of Barack Hussein Obama, has ushered in Thomas’ dream of a Socialist America.  Against all believable odds, a Socialist America, lead by Barack Obama, is indeed coming to pass.  Most American’s do not want or support Socialized Medicine. But, our illustrious leader and his cronies do — so the American public will once again be forced to submit to programs and policies that “We the People” not only do not  accept but are vehemently against.  

“We the People” will not be offered the oppotunity to vote on this issue (as we should be able to in a Republic) because a handful of politicians, who happen to control our government, and a litany of loud talking Liberal activists — do want this policy.  We will have to bend over, cheeks spread wide and take in another loathsome and cumbersom government program that will plunge our country further towards the brink of destruction.  And yet we wait –silently — teeth clinched in pain, as Dr. Obama says, “Can you cough for me?”

Two thirds of US citizens DID NOT vote for Mr. Obama (How many votes did Barack Obama and John McCain each have? — Wikipedia.)   And while it is true that Obama did indeed triump in the election, his win is hardly a sweeping National approval of his mandates or his ultra-Liberal policies as Democrats would have us believe.

Commandant Tax Cheat, Timothy Franz Geithner, wants Congress to bestow on him the ability to independently determine when a major company is in trouble and then take it over — for our own good of course.  At best this is Socialism — at worst — Communism.

Our government leaders forced the retirement of the head of General Motors because he disagreed that the company needed to go into Bankruptcy (putting tens of thousands of Americans out of work and onto the Welfare rolls.)   Since when did the president of the United States hav the authority to intervene in a private business matter?  Not only is it unconstitutional, it is absolutely illegal and amounts, basically, to theft of property!  The American people did not want this!  Most of us don’t even agree with bailouts of private businesses.   But no matter, now we are saddled with Goverment Motors, which we, of course, share with a foreign power — Canada.  More KY Jelly, PLEASE!

I’m not rich.  But, even a blind duck can see that overtaxing those who spend the most; employ people and contribute to the economic development of our society is plain stupid!  Instead of proposing something reasonable, like an across the board Flat Tax, President Tax and Spend wants to penalize you for using your brains and motivation to get ahead in this world.  If you are old enough to remember Jimmy Carter and the dark ages of the late 70’s and early 80’s, the nightmare of double digit interest rates alone should frighten you into becoming more Conservative on the economic policies for this country.

If Obama and his Socialist friends were to focus on what “actually works,” they would make school choice the law of the land, crack down on drugs and gangs, lower taxes in urban areas to encourage the growth of the private sector, and a host of other free market solutions that have been advocated for decades. Instead, we get the same old tired bromides about government intervention.”  American Thinker, June 1, 2009.

Yes folks, believe it!  We have “Change!”  But is it really a “change” that we can live with?