It is Always A Mistake To Make The Exception To Be The Norm


It is always a mistake to measure exceptions as if they are the norm. Exceptions are the exceptions to the rule, not the rule itself.
When you treat other people wanting to come into this country the same as drug lords and criminals, then you are making the exception be the norm. Treating the exception as the norm, is always a mistake, and costs more money to insulate the multitude for the mistakes of the few, 100 percent of the time. Not only that, statistics show that when illegal immigrants cross the borders, there is a rise in the crime rate. How many people are aware that the biggest reason for this increase in crime rate is that the illegal immigrants are victims to the insanity of senseless attacks by legal immigrants? Then again, we United States legal citizens do not hide our prejudices too well, since we do not seem to have the same desire to want to wall off the Canadian border.

Treating the exception of the tea party as the norm of the Republican Party was certainly one of their biggest mistakes. The tea party’s stance in the Republican Party is about as credulous as Scientology is to religion. In both cases, when facts are maligned so as to make a better story, they cancel themselves out as moot points.For most of us United States citizens, we were either born here, or our parents or grandparents simply walked through Ellis Island. Neither they, nor we, had to go through the complicated and rather dysfunctional immigration system that now exists, with its many rules that cover making all the exceptions be the norm.

The voter photo identification process is another example of making the exception be the norm, when in reality, most states instituting these measures are blatantly prejudicial measures which I am shocked are allowed to legally exist. It is apparent that acceptable prejudices include black people, elderly and minorities. With all of these exceptions being the norm, I feel like I am watching, and the world is watching, a sibling squabble, each slapping each other’s wrists, and pointing fingers at each other trying to deflect blame from one another. It would make for a rather hysterical sitcom if it weren’t so embarrassingly infantile on the world stage.

It used to be we all knew the Republican Party promoted government from the top down, and the Democratic Party promoted government from the grassroots up, then at the end of the election they would work together as best they could for the common good. But not this past four years. That is when the United States of America dared to vote in their first black president. Never before has the opposition party voted against any and every remedy for the problems that faced this country, in spite of the fact that many of its citizens and companies went bankrupt in the process, so long as the Republicans could point fingers at the Democrats.

It makes me wonder, just how prejudiced are we?

It is time to grow up as a country.

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Author: lindahourihan

My profile picture is a rose, symbolizing that we should all bloom where we are planted. I am planted in the garden of words of knowledge and inspiration, history and truth, quest and discovery. My latest book, MYSTERY OF THE STURBRIDGE KEYS - CHRISTMAS UNLOCKED, has uncovered the deepest mysteries of modern time, mysteries that were planted at the start of time. The theme in this book is: There is one race, the human race. It unveils the secrets of Christmas, Santa Claus, the Magi, Jesus and how Noah's sons repopulate the world through the empires. In the process you meet Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Harriet Tubman, and learn that former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama are eighth cousins, both with traces of English royalty through William the Conqueror and Charlemagne in their bloodlines. This book uses real history, ancient and pre-history in this dramatic, plausible fiction/fantasy novel. It took me over a year to research and a lifetime to experience.

2 thoughts on “It is Always A Mistake To Make The Exception To Be The Norm”

  1. So very true. I like the one sze fits one. I agree that people hide their prejudices behind other words and ideologies. I also think people become aware of their own belief systems about any and everything in their own way and time. Language can be so limiting to ever expansive ideas and concepts, so some words turn some people off, or inflame others. It helps to find the common ground of understanding. That’s the Gospel according to Lin.

  2. The ans. is very. As life speeds up it will only cont. in that direction. We have less and less time to check out facts,and almost no time to contenplate those facts we do have. People need to prejudge to keep up,to get from one point to the next in “real” time. Most people I know are prejudiced but don’t want it to show,so they choose leaders to secure these fellings for them. Then they can say they don’t believe in everything those leaders say. You can see this in organized religion too. So long as we look outside ourselfs for truth we will cont. down this same road. My God is my concience my religion is my way of life. I do not recomend it to anyone. It is not one size fits all,more like one size fits one.

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