Lowenstein. Or Goldberg. Or Horowitz.
Messiah Deshawn Martin was allowed to keep his name. A Tennessee judge overruled an earlier ruling by a state magistrate who then had stated that the appellation Messiah was reserved for the, well, Messiah.
Hear that all the Jesuses out there?
The parents of the infant had been in court to settle a disagreement about the child’s surname but the court official took umbrage with his, pardon the pun, Christian name.
(Idle question. If a rich, white couple wanted to name their child toxic derivatives or offshore account, would there have been any problems?)
Because that is what some people worship, or if an elected official, pray to and protect.
Why is that so-called conservatives that deplore the so-called nanny state are the first to dive into our lives.
- Like overseeing baby names.
- Or weighing in on birth control.
- Rejecting science and rewriting science books.
- Requiring transvaginal probes.
- Raising the level of identification needed to vote almost in almost direct converse to the information required to purchase firearms.
Government has very specific jobs ranging and including but not limited to: education, military and local police, air safety, taking care of the nation’s infrastructure, food and drug testing, ditto for water and air, policing illegal business dealings.
Yes, the last action is part of the deal. Just because citizens don’t witness government doing such doesn’t mean it is not the responsibility of the public sector. There are, however, a few folks trying to stop the fiduciary crimes.
ELIZABETH WARREN 2016. Public Service Announcement.
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Plus government is involved with a thousand other tasks. Trying living just one day and not using these services at least a dozen times.
The nation state is here for the public good.
Rigid politicians sticking their noses into our business, our private lives and our bodies: not really.
And to invite and allow people who don't understand basic civics and despise all government in addition to not caring about the majority of the citizenry and an ark full of animals, is like letting a registered child offender work in a day care center.