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Time to Stop FJB and all its derivations!

Leave the bad, disrespectful language for the other side…

I admit it. I was amused when I first heard that crowds at sporting events were shouting – F*** (I am not using the word) Joe Biden. Then it got more interesting when the media outlet at a NASCAR event was interviewing the winner of a race and the crowd starting chanting F*** Joe Biden and the reporter called it “Let’s Go Brandon” which was clever but maybe not the best idea in my view. She should have just cut the interview short and turned it back to the station. (I thank Corey Fauconier, my friend and brother in Jesus, for that insight.) Typical mass media lie.

But now I must speak out. This needs to stop. It is inappropriate and disrespectful to use an extreme profanity (I cannot begin to dream how long my suspension would have been if I used that F word at my old high school in Germany and it would not even begin to be what Dad might have done! Grounded until my kids were old enough to go to prom!) and no matter how acceptable the word is being used like water today, it is an extreme profanity.

For conservatives and Trump supporters to use the word just makes it more acceptable in public. Do we want to hear F-this and F-that everywhere? Or the S-word? What will take its place? Biden is a MF? We need to stand for tradition. Tradition says swearing is not acceptable. That it is our side does not matter. Or maybe it SHOULD matter. Is there principle here?

But President Trump did it! Does that make it right? Many of our Presidents swore. Mostly in private. No, swearing in public is not right just because 45 did it. I lament the unPresidentialness of the immediately previous incumbent of the White House.

Whether you think Biden should be President, he was elected and placed in office by constitutional means. He is entitled to the respect of any President. Swearing in extreme terms about President Biden is no better than swearing in extreme terms about any other President. Yes even Trump.

The Democratic candidates for President were warned by a major network during the 2020 debate to watch their language! Yes, candidates for President of the United States. Here is the Politico article:

The first Democratic debate produced brief bursts of Spanish oratory from the White House aspirants, but ABC News warned candidates ahead of Thursday night’s forum that the network won’t pardon their French.

The 10 competitors set to appear on stage in Houston were cautioned to “avoid cursing or expletives in accordance with federal law and FCC guidelines.” The directive from debate broadcaster ABC was sent to the Democratic National Committee earlier this week and forwarded to the participating candidates’ campaigns.

Now, we have “Let’s Go Brandon”. Is that better? Depends. Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:27-28 [KJV]):

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

So if you say “Let’s Go Brandon” and thinking “F*** Joe Biden” it is the same to the Lord. I agree the temporal consequences of thinking about sleeping with that sexy gal on TV are not the same as actually doing it. Your marriage is not likely to suffer, divorce is unlikely, so is manslaughter for thinking the thing. But both are sinful. And we know “Let’s Go Brandon” is code for F*** Joe Biden.

Of course, nobody is perfect. We all fall short of God’s standard. That is why Jesus had to die on the cross for us. So God could find us acceptable in His sight. More on that here.

So let’s take the high road. Fight the coarsening of the USA. Stop saying F*** Joe Biden and its corollary: Let’s Go Brandon.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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