Keith Kube for Legislature

Editorial #320 “What is Respect for Authority?” aired on September 21, 2021

Editorial #320 What is Respect for Authority?

We live in a world where we are supposed to be responsible for our own actions.  We have been blessed in this country with the liberty to observe the Ten Commandments and live by the Golden Rule with God the only real authority.  Our system of government is supposed to be compatible with those God given commandments.  The authority to enforce our laws is stated in Our Constitution to be a government “of the people, by the people, for the people”.

Authority is formally defined as someone who issues commands that are respected and followed.  Authority in the United States is granted “by the people, for the people” through elections or appointments made by elected individuals.  Authority figures are supposed to embody our core values in which we trust and believe.  We also assume authority figures are qualified to make correct, logical decisions.  Today, authority is being seriously questioned by many citizens. People do not follow those who defy logic or consistently make bad decisions, no matter the level of authority.

Observing those who blindly follow these authority figures provides telltale signs of their lacking intellectual ability, poor judge and a shallow foundation in religious beliefs.  Those who unquestioningly follow directives that seem illogical, foolish, mindless or flat out harmful seem to congregate in liberal progressive groups. They can be friendly and easily mix in with crowds, but have little ability to individually defend their positions with substantive reasoning, one on one.

We all know the stereotype of men not asking for directions when lost.  Stereotypes for various political and philosophical groups have also evolved.  Studies of personalities are done by education associations to enable teachers to train young minds to be more receptive their progressive ideas with critical race theory a case in point.

The first discipline eliminated from their curriculum is logic and critical thinking. Questioning of progressive ideas are discouraged, through mob mentality, peer pressure or the
re-characterizing of our core values. Omissions, revisions, redefinitions and half-truths mask their actual underlying belief. Reprograming ignores any allegiance to the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. Our core values of truth, fairness, sustainability and integrity are targeted for extinction by labeling them as outdated and gauche, not to mention politically incorrect or outright hateful.

With the escalating effects of the pandemic, racism, poverty and security, authority figures are advancing actions that only seem to further inflame these issues. The narrative is rife with talking points that defy logic and incites violence.

We are also seeing more citizens who profess peaceful, God fearing patriotic ideas who love this country and what it stands for, openly confronting authority.

Overreaching authority figures must be stopped, rather than tolerate an apathetic response that takes us past the point of no return. We must defy these unconstitutional mandates on social gatherings and ignore their mantra that talking about politics and religion in public is politically incorrect.  Authorities want exclusive control of the message.  The electronic media is the easiest way for them to tell us not to question the agenda that is destroying our constitutionally protected rights. We must remember that we do not want to be like frog in the gradually warming pot of water.  We must jump out before it boils us to death.

This is Keith Kube which you the best in making the world a better place.

Keith has a regular commentary on WJAG 780 radio at 7:40 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.   Check his website for past editorials.

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