“What did you expect, what did you reasonably expect?”

“What did you expect, what did you reasonably expect?”
If that line sounds familiar to you it is a quote from a prosecutor starring in Law & Order.

Prayer In Schools:
The ongoing contention started when Steven Engel, a Jewish New Yorker, came together with other parents in 1958 to sue New York State over state-endorsed prayer that was being recited in schools. The Supreme Court inevitably sided with Engel and the decision was issued on June 25, 1962.
The invocation in question was one that had been approved by the New York State Board of Regents. The prayer, which read, “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country,” was relatively benign in nature.

Madalyn Murray O’Hair is best known for the Murray v. Curlett lawsuit, which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ending official Bible-reading in American public schools in 1963.

What was the outcome when we banned God from schools? Below are a few example’s.

School Shootings

8/1/1966 Charles Whitman, murdered 17 and wounded 31

12/30/74 Anthony Barbaro, murdered 3 and wounded 11

2/24/84 Tyrone Mitchell, murdered 2 and wounded 12

5/16/86 David & Doris Young, murdered 2 wounded 74

9/26/88 James Wilson, murdered 2 and wounded 9

1/17/89 Patrick Purdy, murdered 6 and wounded 32

5/21/98 Kip Kinkel, murdered 4 and wounded 23

4/20/99 Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold, murdered 15 wounded 21

3/21/05 Jeffrey Weise, murdered 7 and wounded 7

10/2/06 Charles Roberts murdered 5 and wounded 5

4/16/07 Seung-Hui Cho, murdered 33 and wounded 17

2/14/08 Steven Kazmierczak murdered 5 and wounded 21

4/02/12 One L. Goh, murdered 7 and wounded 3

12/14/12 Adam Lanza, murdered 28 and wounded 2

10/24/14 Jaylen Fryberg, murdered 4 and wounded 1

10/1/15 Christopher Harper-Mercer, murdered 9 and wounded 9

Church Shootings

2015 Emanuel AME Baptist Church in South Carolina: 9 murdered–3 injured
2017 1st. Baptist Church in in Texas: 26 murdered–20 injured


2017 Las Vegas: 59 murdered over 500 injured

Below are examples of the Ten Commandments ordered removed from court houses and public land. There are many cities being sued by the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) to remove them from other cities.

July 18, 2011 Federal Senior District Judge Maurice Paul ruled Friday that Dixie County has 30 days to remove a granite monument of the Ten Commandments from atop the steps of the county courthouse in Cross City, where it has sat since 2006.

July 2, 2015 Oklahoma’s high court made a stir of its own in a ruling that had a group of self-proclaimed Satanists and an ordained Baptist minister celebrating.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state must remove a 6-foot tall granite monument of the Ten Commandments from its capitol because it violates the state’s constitutional ban against the use of public funds or property to benefit a religion.

October 16, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a lower court that ordered a New Mexico city to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall.

The Christian Cross
A federal judge reluctantly ordered the removal of the Bayview Cross from a public park in Pensacola, Florida. Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson gave the city 30 days to remove the cross, which has stood in various forms in a corner of Bayview Park for about 75 years.

A federal judge has ordered a Pennsylvania county to remove the cross from its seal, saying it violated the Constitution.

“So help me God”
A few years ago I was called to testify in court and was asked to raise my right hand and the clerk said “Do you swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” I stood there waiting for her to finish with ‘so help you God, which never happened. It was then I realized I wasn’t asked to place my hand on a bible. My thought was when this change?

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, contains the remains of more than 400,000 servicemen/women who died defending the United States of America. Every grave contains a cross. How soon before the ACLU sues to have them removed? Think it can’t happen—wait.

I was raised a Catholic, and I believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and Christians recognize the Son as Jesus Christ. That’s my belief, and you are certainly entitled to yours.
Christmas is coming and Christians celebrate the birthday of Jesus, and people afraid of appearing to be seen as “politically incorrect” will be greeting friends and family with the greeting “Happy Holidays.
“Politically Correct” has gone over the edge and no matter what you say you will offend someone.
So with that said I don’t care if I am P/C or not. Merry Christ mas to all.

So ending this story here are my thoughts: We threw God out of schools, out of courthouses and out of government. Were removing every symbol that reminds us of Him. So ask yourself:

“What do you expect, what do you reasonably expect?”


Three stories in the Post

Three stories written by the Palm Beach Post in Sunday’s paper certainly grabbed my attention.
An editorial titled “Troubling rise in West Palm slaying needs quicker action.”

The story continues “About a third of this years killing’s have been on the city’s North End, in the impoverished neighborhoods inhabited mainly by African- Americans. Almost a third of the victims were males younger than 24.
It is naive to believe that police can stop every shooting in the troubled North End. But it’s also unacceptable to concede that this terrible cycle of killings can’t be mitigated – faster.”

Note to the Post: If you know of a way to “mitigate- faster.” please contact Mayor Muoio of Chief Mooney. I guarantee both will listen.
Everyone has opinions but no ideas or solutions.

It is my opinion these streets are run by gang members selling their drug products to our kids, and God help you if you get in their way, or try to sell your product in “their” neighborhood. What happens? The death rate rises.
I have walked these streets for over a year with public officials and police officers in a monthly “Peace Walk” and have seen neighborhoods with mounds of trash in yards and on city sidewalks and in the streets. I understand ” impoverished” but it doesn’t take money to have pride in you neighborhood and keep yards and the surrounding area clean of debris.
By allowing a neighborhood to deteriorate to this degree residents are sending the message I don’t care, I don’t see what’s going on. This type of neighborhood is exactly what people who don’t obey the law are looking for and they move right in and take over, and hold onto a neighborhood with fear and intimidation.
Please take the time and Google the “Broken Window” which will explain the situation better than I am able too.
The Post continues in part “With the death toll rising, it seems a strange time for city leaders to tout progress in long-term efforts to reduce violence, but that’s just what Muoio and Mooney did on Thursday. They held a press conference.”

Note to the Post: Both women have earned and deserve the respect to be addressed by their title Mayor Muoio and Police Chief Mooney, not Muoio & Mooney.

The Post also neglected to mention when gunshots are heard, residents shut their doors and pull the blinds. When questioned most see and hear nothing. Decent people are living in fear of retaliation. Hell of a way to live–if that’s what you call it.

Second story: ” Killings, gunfire spark fear, anger”
This story concerns WPB neighbor Lake Worth where the fifth homicide this year occurred with the last two in the last week and a half. The Post reports “Residents who live and work in the area appear nervous.” See how the evil spreads?
The Post does not report any programs in the city or anything the residents can become involved. No Peace Walks, no initiatives at all.

Third Story: “Trump protesters march through West Palm Beach”
“About 100 protesters taking aim at President Donald Trump stormed the streets of downtown West Palm Beach on Saturday night in a fairly tense display, halting traffic and surprising bystanders.”
“I think we had more visibility than we’ve had in the past” says Star Fae, a Lake Worth
activist who organized the march a year ago. The story also states:
“West Palm Beach police directed traffic away from the marches, who commanded the downtown streets for about an hour. Crowd-control efforts did not come without discord though, as some officers ordered protestors to march on sidewalks.
They refused, and responded with the chant: “Whose streets? Our streets.”
A police SUV at one point hopped a street medium to get around protestors who blocked it’s path.”
Six protestors wore burgundy cloaks and white bonnets partially hiding their faces.
One Jupiter women made a statement, but refused to give her name.

Third story has a lot of irony to it, and leaves me with some questions, such as:

Why doesn’t activist Star Fae organize a march in her hometown of Lake Worth to combat the shootings and killings happening there? Remember–Charity begins at home.

Why did the protestors disrespect our police officers and march on the sidewalks as directed? We have a Lake Worth and Jupiter resident chanting “Whose streets? Our streets.” No, dears, I am a resident and taxpayer in WPB. It is my street and I have a right to drive downtown without being encumbered by your protest.

Why did the police officer hop a street medium to get around the protesters?
Was a call received to 911 with a report of a murder, rape, robbery, assault, and the protesters made it impossible for the officer to get to a victim?

When I awoke this morning I heard a story on President Donald Trump. Guess he is still president of the free world.