CHRISTIAN AMERICA, LIKE IT OR NOT!

As if there weren’t enough burning issues on both sides of the political spectrum to irritate us, along comes Charles Haynes, and in the name of Christian principles no less, attempts to ignite unnecessary bush fires in order to prove his own cock-eyed thesis that in America the “Myth of a ‘Christian nation’ persists despite facts.” (Aug. 23) My first thought after reading his editorial – and after my anger subsided – was how many of those myriads of “culture warriors, pseudo-historians and opportunistic politicians” he mentions have actually spent real time peddling “the myth that America was founded as a Christian nation?” He admits that a majority of Americans believe “that the U.S. Constitution establishes a Christian nation,” and he resents it. Why should that notion be so offensive to Mr. Haynes that he must remind people that what they believe is a nasty piece of fiction? Regardless of whether or not the constitution established America as a Christian nation, why is he so hostile to and offended by those who believe that notion? Why the sense of urgency in needing to dispel the foolish “un-Christian” notion that America is a Christian nation founded upon Judeo/Christian principles? Does he believe we are in mortal danger? Certainly we are not an Islamic nation founded on the teachings of Mohammed. We are not a predominantly Jewish nation like Israel. Lest anyone think he is trying to restore truth and harmony between various factions, he conveniently overlooks the real myth about the so-called separation of church and state, forgetting that the constitution guarantees only that no one religion will dominate, like Catholicism in France, or the Anglican Church in England. Otherwise Americans are free to follow any religious persuasion – or none at all. But here’s how Mr. Haynes twists it: “Because language about a Christian America has long been a staple of Religious right rhetoric, it’s not surprising that acceptance of this patently false interpretation of the constitution is strongest among evangelicals and conservatives.” Eureka! Mr. Hayes comes from the left, and in his mind that makes him right!
So what does he tell us about America? Nothing useful. To bolster his non-Christian America thesis he cites Roger Williams, founder of the Colony of Rhode Island in 1636. But let me cite for him an earlier document: It’s called “The Mayflower compact,” composed by William Bradford in 1620. In it he writes: “We whose names are underwritten…by the grace of God…having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith…a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia.” America, Mr. Haynes, is, always has been, and ever will be a Christian nation, welcoming to all.

America is at a crossroads

 

 

America is at a crossroads –  again.  The looming mid-term 2014 election, probably the most critical one of our times, will determine what kind of future ordinary, working Americans will enjoy – or endure. The so-called “ruling class” that is now known as the Obama administration and Congress will always take care of itself first, since they believe they are under no obligation to live by the rules they impose on others. Not since before the American Revolution when patriots  fought to be free of King George’s tyrannical rule have we had such a stark choice.  True, it’s only a mid-term election but our very future is at stake: two of the paths lead to radically different destinations. The path to the right  leads to a restoration of our Constitutional Liberties and individual, God-given freedoms, while the path to the left leads to domination and ultimate servitude. Overly dramatic assessment? I don’t think so.  We are rapidly losing  – and have already lost much of those unique features that made America a “shining city on the hill;” a beacon of hope to the oppressed.

We’ve had arrogant elitist presidents like Roosevelt and humble men like Truman. We’ve had presidents with great vision like Lincoln and Reagan, and short-sighted presidents like Carter and Clinton.  But we’ve never had anyone like Barack Hussein Obama.  He is at the same time a beckoning and repelling figure. He is, I believe, a man whom Destiny called on not to preside over a great and prosperous nation, but to teach America a sorely needed lesson. Are we a nation under God – or under flawed men?  A born ideologue, Mr. Obama  has in a short space of time exposed the long-hidden, soft underbelly of this nation and wasted no time in taking advantage of it. Under his guidance dependency is not just fostered, but  has become an honorable way of life. Independent Americans, however, are a threat to the Washington elitists’ power structure and to Obama personally.  Why else would he have stated early on that he wanted a militia  under his control, as strong or stronger than our standing army?

This president and this administration have arrogated power in defiance of and contempt for our Constitution.  By fiat a few flawed mortals using propaganda can control every aspect of American culture by employing the tools of guilt and guile.  We fought a revolution for fewer grievances than we now face.  Taxation without representation is back big time  and George III  seems to have  been reincarnated in the body of Barack Obama. But even that affront pales in comparison to the multiple assaults on the American people and the American way of life – always masquerading as benefits, or taking advantage of normal fears about security.

If President Obama wins back the House of Representatives he will own America, and the lemmings among us will follow him over the cliff to certain ruin – if not total destruction. But to their horror they will not find their leader among them at the bottom sharing their pain. He will still be high on the cliff, looking down at the sorry mass of humanity, and with a supercilious smile, and that long pointing figure, he will address the unfortunates writhing  below him:   “Don’t worry; your government is here to help you.”  And that’s the last they will see of him.

If on the other hand we choose the right path, the Democrats will lose both houses of Congress and their unquenchable thirst for power will be stanched,  and slowly a new respect for and appreciation of our Constitution will eventually lead to a restoration of our God-given freedoms.

The burning question is, as we face this critical election, will voters blind to history and the consequences of certain choices, allow Obama to complete his socialist transformation of America because they like him?  Or want to save his presidency?  One might even ask, in light of so many major scandals and assaults on our Constitution, why is Obama still in office?  No other president could have been so culpable on so many fronts and have avoided impeachment or censure.  Is there something special about Obama that elicits a misguided adoration for him even at the risk of one’s own personal ruin?

Where do our leaders come from? Do special times compel a particular type of individual to come forth and take up the reins of power? Or is it the individual who by his charisma and sheer determination and ambition drives history? Were the New Deal and the Great Society only FDR’s and Lyndon Johnson’s personal dreams that they were able to sell to a disheartened, but receptive country? Or did those presidents respond to a yearning or need they sensed in the public? Were they power mad politicians– or compassionate public servants?  Was our lurch to the Left the result of a long-standing and ongoing process that inevitably led to the election of our first openly radical president who happened to be a black African-American?  What is there about this community organizer from Chicago, an apostle of Saul Alinsky, and a man with a disdain for American values and traditions who promised to fundamentally transform America?  Who asked him to? Did the majority of voters understand his mission when they voted for him?   Who’s running this planet? Mr. Obama and his minions?   Sometimes it seems as though it’s nothing more than the survival of the fittest; the rule of the jungle, with billions of people in the world mired in poverty while their leaders connive ways to keep their power, and enjoy every conceivable material advantage while preaching austerity to the masses. President Obama, probably the most divisive president in our history, talks about “fairness,” but what is it, and who determines what’s fair?  Our president believes he knows, and left to him he will continue to allocate the fruits of our labors according to his Saul Alinsky ideology: Take from the haves and give it to the have-nots.

If we can agree on one thing perhaps it can be that Obama is a mainstream media creation, for without its complicity, a willingness to look the other way, and its utter lack of curiosity surrounding his radical past, Obama could never have become president.  History teaches our elected officials nothing; they dismiss the failures of European socialist societies as merely misguided applications of the right theories by flawed people, and this time they are convinced that they will get it right.

The so-called RINOs among us, the elite establishment figures, if you will, believe that we in the Tea Party movement constitute the extremist elements of the Republican Party, and they insist that only if they attract the moderates can Republicans win elections. And the ‘Establishment’ blithely continues to choose loser after loser in pursuit of their own misguided notion of Utopia.  What so many people forget is that since the Democrats have moved so far left, and in essence have moved moderates with them to the left, those of us with commonsense and traditional values seem to be far right misfits when in fact we are the norm.  But actually our RINOs, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, the Bushes, and even Chris Christie are actually Kennedy Democrats.  They are the tired face of the GOP, while we Tea Party members are its lifeblood, its energy and its future.  But everyone will prosper in the restored America we envision; free of the “We the Government” mentality.

If, as the Bible tells us, there is a season for all things, then I would say that Mr. Obama’s season has come and gone. He may remain in office, but the pendulum of the Celestial Clock has swung as far left as it can go without fomenting a revolution, and it must inevitably turn to the right.  America’s survival as the haven for individual liberty and freedom is on the line. Remember that “we the people” own America, not radical, leftist, self-serving, arrogant, misguided Washington politicians who have forgotten that they are our servants, and this next election will either secure their tyrannical rule  or learn from the painful lesson.

Get Ready

With a critical mid-term election looming, our Campaigner-in-Chief is taking major steps to ensure that the Senate stays securely Democrat and the House of Representatives is returned to him.   America is Obama’s play toy and he will use every weapon available to make sure nobody takes it away from him.   They used to call President Reagan the ‘Teflon president’ because the liberals couldn’t get any dirt to stick to him, but this president has a much slipperier façade and thanks to a compliant state-run media, even accountability for the deaths in “Fast and Furious” and Benghazi  slide right off him.  It’s always someone else’s fault; like Sergeant Schultz, he knows nothing!  He makes “Slick Willy” and “Tricky Dick” look like pathetic amateurs in the art of deception.   By some strange alchemy Obama’s fingerprints are never on anything he touches and ruins –both domestic and foreign.  Why?  Because he has untold numbers of sycophantic enablers to wipe them off. Furthermore, this president is a graduate of the Saul Alinsky School of Personal Destruction, and it was said of him by another proud Alinsky graduate that he is “a natural undisputed master of agitation.” Mr. Obama learned early on that one cannot achieve radical goals through compelling arguments, but only by destroying the opposition using ridicule and propaganda –i.e. lying.   Mr. Obama has only one major objective as president – besides enjoying himself at taxpayers’ expense – and that is to “transform America.”  He declared that passionately and proudly in an electrifying campaign speech that probably won him the election.  His wife bragged about her husband’s objective; one she shared, and yet nobody bothered to ask:  “From what?” and “Into what?” We now know what he had in mind, and there are few areas in either our traditional institutions, or in the lives of ordinary Americans that have not experienced the constricting, boa constrictor-like  effects of Obama’s monster bureaucracy;  a ‘monster’ trained to not attack those who feed it.

 

No matter the millions of people who are now dependent upon government handouts through food stamps, free cell phones, or other beguiling entitlements, too many Americans have succumbed to the toxic influence of a president that King George III would be proud of. George Washington, however, would cry:  “Did I not warn you?  You have surrendered your God-given freedoms in exchange for security; now you will lose both!”  To which Benjamin Franklin would undoubtedly add:  “You destroyed the Republic we gave you and the stability it stands for, and succumbed to the empty blandishments of radicals because you had neither the wits nor the faith to protect it.”

I am an eternal optimist, and I firmly believe that from the grassroots will come America’s salvation.