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

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Post-modern railsplitter?

These dis-United States of America now have a new president. After a day of speeches (including an antiwhite racist prayer by Reverend Joseph Lowery) parades, parties, and fawning accolades reminiscent of certain German rallies of some 75 years ago, President Barack Hussein Obama will have to work really hard to consolidate rhetoric with reality, and of course, will end up doing a lot of things that displease and discourage conservatives, and (probably out of necessity) some things that please neither side.

One good thing about Obamessiah's coronation, as far as I'm concerned, was that Pastor Rick Warren bucked the expected political correctness in his invocation prayer, not only ending it in Jesus' name, but stating His name in several languages.

Time will tell, but Obama's campaign pledge (like others before him) to bring a 'new ethos' to government will have to deal with challenges from the outset. As I write this, we now have a Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton) whose husband is in the pocket of several unfriendly and/or undependable foreign powers. Eric Holder, Obama's choice for Attorney General, is trying apology as a way to putting some distance from his part in Bill Clinton's pardon of billionaire Mark Rich and several domestic terrorists (and argued for the gun ban in D.C. vs Heller). And of course tax cheat Tim Geithner is closing in on the job of directing the IRS and the Secret Service, among other things. While I doubt IRS agents will bat an eye if he's confirmed, I wonder how Secret Service agents - who must live and demonstrate their own moral and physical courage, will appreciate serving at Geithner's pleasure.

Thus far in this new saga of the formerly free Republic, the stock market tanked as Obama was sworn in, and one of his first orders was to suspend the Gitmo terrorist war-crimes trials, while the new Administration seeks to totally disrupt our criminal justice system by allowing the terrorists to further screw up the courts.

On the White House website, you can see how Obama's agenda panders heavily to the loud and obnoxious homosexual minority. Meanwhile, Dick Morris gives us an insightful glimpse into the possible pattern of events that will drag the nation further down into the socialist sewer.

I found it interesting that under the heading of Administration, the names of the First Lady and Second Lady are included. I wasn't aware that we had voted for couples rather than individuals, but hey, it was OK for the Clintons, right? Michelle's bio notes she studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton. Considering the heavily Marxist leanings of those subjects, it's a fair indication of what we can expect from the distaff side of this radical power couple.

The next few years are going to be volatile. I believe the new Administration will be tested by our enemies, who will see if they can rely on Obama's leftist leanings to provide a window of vulnerability. His domestic programs will have the purpose, if not the intent, of changing the power structure away from the people and to the select in government. His social changes will weaken the military, further degrade the family as the intrinsic unit of society, and throw the doors open to attack any remnants of conservative thought and action. The Church, which traditionally has served as the conscience of the nation, will be further marginalized by IRS and media attacks against traditional churches, weak preaching in mainstream megachurches, and the social elevation of apostate clergy such as openly homosexual bishop Eugene Robinson.

While America has suffered bad leadership before, I don't believe there has ever been such a confluence of circumstance and opportunity to bring this once-glorious nation to the brink of chaos and destruction. If you haven't done so already, start praying for God's mercy and deliverance. Buckle up.

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