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Stranger Things: “Modern” America

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On October 27, Netflix released season two the cult hit show, “Stranger Things.”  It’s great timing, as America has seen some strange things over the last few decades.  America is getting stranger. For example, I had no idea that America had a Congresswoman who dressed like a rodeo clown and listened in on calls from the President to grieving widows. America is filled with stranger things than I remember growing up.  We have shows about people over 600lbs and about “little people.”  For better or worse, we have the Kardashians.  America has rock music that isn’t rock, and country music that isn’t country.  “Modern” America is filled with stranger things, here’s a non-comprehensive list.

  1. President Trump and the Kardashian election
  2. Former, actual democratic Presidential Candidate, Al Sharpton
  3. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson
  4. Men in the women’s bathroom
  5. Women in the men’s bathroom
  6. Transgender everything
  7. Illegal aliens protesting on American streets burning US flags
  8. Anti-fascists dressed like Nazis beating people for their speech
  9. Stuff that isn’t in the Constitution that is Constitutional rights
    1. Abortion
    2. Gay marriage
    3. Birthright citizenship for illegal alien children
    4. Federal Constitutional right to state K-12 education for illegal aliens
  10. Stuff that is in the Constitution that some people think aren’t Constitutional rights
    1. The Electoral College
    2. The Second Amendment
    3. Freedom of religion
    4. Free speech for everyone
    5. The right to bear arms
    6. The entire 10th Amendment
  11. Americans arguing for open borders
  12. Sanctuary cities knowingly helping illegal foreigners evade the feds
  13. The altleft
  14. The altright
  15. The Party of Kennedy being anti-life, pro-socialism, pro-Cuba
  16. Democrats who finally think Russia is bad
  17. Americans who think the world’s problems are because of America
  18. An NFL quarterback and Heisman trophy winner, blackballed for kneeling and praying
  19. An NFL quarterback, 3-16 in his last two seasons who quit and is a hero for kneeling to protest America
  20. Americans afraid of and blaming statues for their problems
  21. Affirmative hate
  22. Americans who think America is not and never was great
  23. Fatherlessness as a mainstream culture
  24. Biased news
  25. Fake news
  26. Really Fake news
  27. A nuclear North Korea
  28. Higher Education teaching kids to feel not think
  29. A society of partisans split into teams
  30. People who won’t read past the title of a post
  31. Fake fact-checkers
  32. Conservatives” for Hillary
  33. Vagina hats (this should be higher on the list!)
  34. We are all Nazis according to the “resistance
  35. There is a resistance
  36. Cultural appropriation
  37. The NFL-sponsored anthem protest
  38. Obama’s war on Police
  39. The Left’s war on Police
  40. Perpetual wars we refuse to win

The list is endless. Everyone’s a victim.  Everyone has been assaulted.  Everyone is insulted.  Everyone is entitled. Everyone wants free everything. Everyone is entitled to come to America.

This “modern” America is short on free markets and liberty, but it sure has a host of stranger things. This past week, we have been treated to the rantings of a Congresswoman who dresses daily as a rodeo clown attacking a tweet-crazed, billionaire President who was a reality TV star.

I’ve never seen stranger things … though when I do, they will be only in America.

Richard Kelsey

Author: Richard Kelsey

Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative.

He is an Attorney, a former Assistant Law School Dean, Law Professor, and Virginia state court law clerk. Dean Kelsey was also the CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud. He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV.

Rich graduated from George Mason law school, clerked for the Arlington Circuit Court, and later joined an AM LAW top 10 law firm practicing commercial litigation. He left the firm to be counsel and CEO to a consulting firm, rising to CEO of Turiss, LLC, a technology firm specializing in computer forensics, digital investigations, and fighting cyber-fraud through civil intel services and new technologies. Upon the sale of the company, Kelsey returned to Mason Law, where in the years before his return, he both taught at the school and served as President of the Law Alumni Association. Kelsey was the Assistant Dean for Management and Planning.

At Mason, Dean Kelsey taught legal writing and analysis and an advanced litigation seminar. In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation. While serving the former George Mason Law, Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP.

Rich has appeared on radio, TV, and in print hundreds of times as both a legal expert and political and legal commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL. He writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com. He returned to private practice in September of 2016, and he is working on a book/expose on legal education.

In his free time, Rich is part of the baseball mafia of Northern Virginia, serving on numerous boards and as a little league and travel baseball coach.

Rich has many opinions, and they are his own. His Twitter handle is @richkelsey.