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DAVIDSON: Pushing the Envelope of Vulgarity for Publicity & Profit (Opinion)

Without forethought…

Jeff Davidson

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Some groups in America were founded on a noble purpose – to preserve the rights of the individual. What happens, however, when preserving the rights of the individual contributes to the erosion of society? Under the guise of free speech and individual rights, some organizations defend those who keep pushing the envelope of crassness and vulgarity for publicity and profit.

What if tens of thousands of budding songwriters begin to emulate the worst of rap videos? What if everyone decides to create horrific, violent, titillating, misogynistic videos? What if everyone sports tattoos on their arms, backs, and shoulders, or wears nose rings, eyebrow rings, and nipple rings? Such behavior doesn’t clog our roadways, and is a matter of individual choice, so what harm does it cause to society?

Emergency Room Emergencies

Aside from the health aspects of body piercings (data indicate a sizable number of participants experience serious infection and hepatitis), they pose problems of safety to both the individual indulging in the behavior and to others nearby. What happens when such rings catch on clothes, switches, buttons, and technological gadgets?

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As a society, do we accept visitors to hospital emergency rooms on Saturday nights whose body piercings have resulted in serious health conditions? Since taxpayer dollars fund healthcare services for many, including expensive emergency room visits, the negative health impacts of certain behaviors incur a direct cost to all citizens.

We pay social costs as well when crudity is broadcast to us and to our children.
In our evermore interconnected existence, individual choices have vast impacts on others. Vulgar public speech and potentially health-damaging body piercings go beyond the realm of acceptable free speech. Do talk show guests discussing topics like leniency for incest and infidelity, understand the ramifications of their behavior? What if everyone they know did what they suggest? Would relationships break down? Would families fracture? Within a single generation, would all of society break down?

We Each Impact One Another

The notion of expanding what we do, and surmising what effect it would have if it were socially pervasive behavior, yields a hands-on realization: What we do and how we behave is important. So is what our neighbors do and how they behave.

In many respects, the more densely populated your town, the more vital it is to recognize that your behavior does impact those around you. If you live in a suburban setting, where farm animals are otherwise few and far between, but choose to house a rooster in your backyard, your choice most definitely impacts people all around you.

Perhaps a neighbor gets off the late shift at 2 a.m. and needs to be sound asleep… while you bird starts crowing at 5:30 a.m. every morning. The zoning laws of your town might state that it’s legal for you to house a rooster in your backyard. As such, is exercising your right conducive to harmonious relations with your neighbors?

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Suppose you feel strongly about an issue and post signs facing the street in your living room window. As you become more vigilant, you place a sign on your porch. Later, you place some signs on your lawn. Perhaps you’ve adorned your car bumper stickers with highly politicized messages.

The above actions likely are within your legal rights. Is your free expression, however, undermining the peace and tranquility in your otherwise quiet neighborhood? Suppose you’re a Democrat and your signs rankle neighborhood Republicans. Suppose the opposite is true. Do you not have other forums in which to express yourself?

What if your neighbor across the street is perturbed by your partisan display and responds in kind with his own set of banners, signs, and bumper stickers? Have the two of you improved the neighborhood? What if everyone in the neighborhood starts up? How long will it be before signs disappear as opposing neighbors start pilfering from each other?

Without Forethought

Because you have a right to express yourself, in this manner or in that, doesn’t mean you ought to or that it’s advisable. Free expression, without regard to context and greater ramifications, can undermine a neighborhood, as it can undermine a society.

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Schaftlein Report: Biden and Harris are a ROLLING Disaster

Join Mark Schaftlein to review all the issues of the day, from Biden’s failing presidency to the Democrats’ disastrous agenda.

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Topics:
1) The debt ceiling fight is a lie – Democrats can pass this on straight party line vote – They don’t want to do that – It exposes their overspending
2) Pelosi continues to hold hostage the $1.2T Infrastructure Bill that 80% of Americans want – Why? – I’ll explain
3) Biden want the IRS to have access to YOUR bank account for any transaction over $600 – The current limit is $10,000 – This could be part of the $3.5T bill
*Pelosi: “No $3.5T bill on the House floor until it passes the Senate”
4) WHERE IS VP HARRIS? Biden acknowledges the Border is NOT under control – 117K migrants were release last month into the interior of the U.S. – That’s 50% folks – He is sending them to swing states in a diabolical plan
*A Democratic Texas border judge claims Biden caused ALL of this and he must be held accountable – “He is alienating us”
*Haitians hijack multiple buses
5) Initial Jobless claims increased to 351K, Continuing claims are at 2.8M, 11.25M are getting benefits but that’s down 856K from last month
*The good news is that 7.0M benefits are being completely cut out as a result of expiring benefits – It’s about time
*3.0M more will lose the extra $300 monthly benefit paid by the Federal government – That’s also good news
*We have about 11M job openings in this country – Maybe now the jobs can begin to be filled
6) Democrats and the Media FEAR Trump – first it was Russian Collusion lies, now they are pitching a non existing narrative that Trump was going to attack China despite ZERO evidence
*They are trying to deflect blame from Biden’s humiliating performance in Afghanistan, embarrassment with France and Haiti and the Border crisis
7) Biden delivers an incoherent weak speech at the UN – He literally could not read the teleprompter – It was a debacle
8) Stock market up big on continued easy Fed policy

Topics: 1) The debt ceiling fight is a lie – Democrats can pass this on straight party line vote – They don’t want to do that – It exposes their overspending 2) Pelosi continues to hold hostage the $1.2T Infrastructure Bill that 80% of Americans want – Why? – I’ll explain 3) Biden want the IRS to have access to YOUR bank account for any transaction over $600 – The current limit is $10,000 – This could be part of the $3.5T bill *Pelosi: “No $3.5T bill on the House floor until it passes the Senate” 4) WHERE IS VP HARRIS? Biden acknowledges the Border is NOT under control – 117K migrants were release last month into the interior of the U.S. – That’s 50% folks – He is sending them to swing states in a diabolical plan *A Democratic Texas border judge claims Biden caused ALL of this and he must be held accountable – “He is alienating us” *Haitians hijack multiple buses 5) Initial Jobless claims increased to 351K, Continuing claims are at 2.8M, 11.25M are getting benefits but that’s down 856K from last month *The good news is that 7.0M benefits are being completely cut out as a result of expiring benefits – It’s about time *3.0M more will lose the extra $300 monthly benefit paid by the Federal government – That’s also good news *We have about 11M job openings in this country – Maybe now the jobs can begin to be filled 6) Democrats and the Media FEAR Trump – first it was Russian Collusion lies, now they are pitching a non existing narrative that Trump was going to attack China despite ZERO evidence *They are trying to deflect blame from Biden’s humiliating performance in Afghanistan, embarrassment with France and Haiti and the Border crisis…

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POTUS Finally Recognizes That Border Crisis Isn’t ‘Under Control’

Took him long enough!

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From the very moment that Joe Biden was elected President, it was rather apparent that there would be ruble eon the southern border.  The already-unsustainable migrant surges were sure to increase in both size and frequency as those looking to enter the country illegally believed that a Democratic President would surely be more lenient than his predecessor when it comes to enforcement.

Spoiler alert:  They weren’t wrong.

Now, as many in this nation are hoping and praying that the Biden administration would get their head out of the sand and actually address the issue, there appears to be at least some understanding among the Biden-ites as to the severity of the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Texas and beyond.

President Joe Biden admitted on September 21 that the U.S. border with Mexico has slipped out of control under the watch of pro-migration zealot Alejandro Mayorkas.

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The admission came when he answered a reporters’ shouted question: “Mr. President, what is your reaction to the images coming from the southern border? ”

“We will get it under control,” Biden replied testily.

The admission comes as Senator Ted Cruz lashed out at New York City Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her hypocritical approach to border advocacy, and just days after a disturbing images went viral, depicting Border Patrol agents on horseback chasing migrants, and threatening them with the reins of their steeds.

From the very moment that Joe Biden was elected President, it was rather apparent that there would be ruble eon the southern border.  The already-unsustainable migrant surges were sure to increase in both size and frequency as those looking to enter the country illegally believed that a Democratic President would surely be more lenient than his predecessor when it comes to enforcement. Spoiler alert:  They weren’t wrong. Now, as many in this nation are hoping and praying that the Biden administration would get their head out of the sand and actually address the issue, there appears to be at least some understanding among the Biden-ites as to the severity of the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Texas and beyond. President Joe Biden admitted on September 21 that the U.S. border with Mexico has slipped out of control under the watch of pro-migration zealot Alejandro Mayorkas. The admission came when he answered a reporters’ shouted question: “Mr. President, what is your reaction to the images coming from the southern border? ” “We will get it under control,” Biden replied testily. The admission comes as Senator Ted Cruz lashed out at New York City Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her hypocritical approach to border advocacy, and just days after a disturbing images went viral, depicting Border Patrol agents on horseback chasing migrants, and threatening them with the reins of their steeds.

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