Wish I'd said that!

In recent decades, the ACLU has used its so-called "wall" to fight tooth and nail to prevent government sponsorship of the Pledge of Allegiance, memorial crosses, Ten Commandments displays, nativity scenes, Bible displays, and virtually every other acknowdgement of America's religious heritage.

At the same time, it is worthwhile to note that there have been some instances in which the ACLU has endorsed public displays of religion. For example, When New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani threatened to cut taxpayer funding from the Brooklyn Museum of Art for displaying a painting of the Virgin Mary with cow dung and pictures of female sexual organs pasted all over her body, the ACLU was first in line to defend the display. U.S. District Court Judge Nina Gershon ruled that New York City's elected officials were not allowed to place conditions on the museum's funding.

In another instance, the ACLU offered its support to the taxpayer-funded National Endowment for the Arts, after the agency sponsored an art show featuring "Piss Christ" - an exhibit consisting of a crucifix submerged in a jar of urine.

In the ACLU's myopic world, it appears that the only permissible publicly-funded displays of religion are those which blatantly mock or disparage the Christian faith.

-- Indefensible: 10 Ways the ACLU is Destroying America, Sam Kastensmidt, 2006

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Dying Dream

Our race to national suicide continues. Have you ever noticed that when things roll downhill, they tend to pick up speed as they go? That is what seems to be happening to the United States, our homeland, in recent months. Those who have actually been paying attention have known for decades that things were going the wrong way, but recently we seem to be rocketing toward the bottom. And in this case, the bottom is murky at best, and a flaming tar pit at worst.

Our recent, current and pending leadership shows all indications of a progressive (in both senses of the word) 'stupid' gene run amok. The wisdom we once looked for and depended upon has all but disappeared. What we have saddled ourselves with on every level of government is an army of self-centered, egotistical, ideologically challenged idiots whose sole (but formidable) talent is the acquisition and consolidation of their own political power. To paraphrase what the greatest voice ever heard once sadly lamented, "They know not what they do." But what is worse, is that they don't even seem to care what damage they're doing to the nation and its people.

It doesn't seem to matter to them that they are selling us and future generations into debt slavery and turning the greatest economic engine in history into a shambles, or that they are turning our children into self-absorbed, soulless, intellectually lazy, schizophrenic robots who -- like Pavlov's dogs -- practically begin drooling on command at the least hint of "crisis" announced by the sychophantic mainstream press. Today's kids in public schools are not taught about the greatness (or former greatness) of this country; they are not taught the positives of the largely Christian values that made America the envy of the world; although they may hear famous names, they aren't encouraged to emulate the greatest Americans, like the honor and integrity of George Washington, the thoughtful and decisive (but not always popular) leadership of Abraham Lincoln; the hard work and ingenuity of George Washington Carver or Tom Edison, the intellectual wisdom of James Madison or Tom Jefferson, or the fiery intellectualism of Patrick Henry or John Adams. They certainly aren't being taught the tenets of Jesus Christ, the very Author of the 'operator's manual' for the human species.

What they are being taught in the schools and the media is that they have "rights" to everything and responsibility for nothing; that life is not sacred and worthy of respect, but merely something to exploit. They know next to nothing that's useful about the real world they live on but are fully briefed on the latest political ploy being passed along as pseudo-science. A typical high-schooler can tell you how to apply a condom, where to get an abortion, how to score drugs, or how to use meaningless gestures to save the planet from all the wrong things, but can't point to where he lives on a map of his state or tell you what even the first two (and arguably the most important) constitutional rights are. All this makes for a very politically-pliable electorate that has to be told what choices to make, because they'll be too stupid to realize the choices they have, and too timid or lazy to make the tough choices they need to thrive.

But I digress. Our leaders are presently in a mad rush to see how quickly they can sell out the American people. The bailout fallout is only beginning to sprinkle from the clouds of Congress and the rain shows no signs of ending soon. The states are now getting in line, looking to fill their coffers (which they largely squandered) from the federal taxpayer's pockets (keep in mind that while they are printing bogus money and seeking loans from our enemies, the bill collector's hand will ultimately land in our wallet). Now even the porn 'industry' is throwing a half-serious hook into the waters, seeking their cut of the public pie.

Pending-President Obama's healthcare plan is designed to destroy the system we currently have, weakening existing plans and eventually pushing everyone into a nationalized healthcare system that will ultimately be neither healthy nor caring.

As the Democrats continue to consolidate power, a frightening phenomenon is occurring, at least by American standards: the politicians are increasingly and brazenly ignoring the wishes and demands of the citizens. In Massachusetts, for example, lawmakers are reacting to tough fiscal times by cutting budgets nearly everywhere. Everywhere, that is, except in the prosyletizing of students into the homosexual deathstyle. We've already seen how Prop 8 in California has incensed homosexual activists and their plants in the halls of government.

This perverse trend in leadership isn't limited to government, though. Feminism has, since the misguided1960s bra-burners, been doing its best to destroy the nuclear family, to pull women down from their Christianity-built pedestle and force them into making decisions they never should have to make (like whether to have their baby dismembered in their womb). Among the presumeably unintended consequences has been the decimation of the female gender worldwide.

Meanwhile, animal activists and environmental nutcases are doing their utmost to save the world at the expense of the human race. If and when these people get their wish, and the human race becomes extinct, I wonder who will be around to actually appreciate "Mother Nature."

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