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

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Who's Sick?

The times are trying, as folks used to say. Our nation is no longer healthy and vigorous. The sickness that currently infects us - our government, our culture, and our economy - has been deliberately introduced, to weaken us so that a parasitic organism alternately known as socialism, progressivism, fascism or (ultimately) communism can take us down a road no sane person would willingly travel. It really doesn't matter which 'ism' you call it, the final result of what the current malAdministration is pushing for will ultimately result in despotism and tyranny. And despite rapidly falling poll numbers, Obama is plunging ahead with his usurpation of constitutional government.

Glenn, again? Last time I brought Glenn Beck to your attention, because of the incredible work he's done to expose the not so hidden progressive agenda to light. This week he showed even more incredible video of Obama's "green czar", Van Jones; this time during a speech last spring, in which the racial aspect of his self-professed communist thinking was revealed. And the hits just keep coming from Jones; we also learned of his commitment to total revolution in America.

On Friday, Glenn also premiered his 5-point action plan for Americans to take our government back. No armed revolution, but a peaceful counter-revolution, is what we must aim for, while there is still time.

Starvation diet ahead? If you're paying attention, you've probably noticed how the government is chipping away at all the areas which made us the greatest nation in history, including preventing our energy independence (despite all the empty 'green power' rhetoric) and eliminating our food reserves even though we've helped feed the planet for generations.

How dark can the future get? Pretty grim, if a scary new bill wending its way through the Massachusetts legislature is any measure. The "Pandemic Response Bill" 2028 has already passed the Mass state Senate and is pending House approval. Just a few of the Draconian measures it contains includes:

- to require the owner or occupier of premises to permit entry into and investigation of the premises;
- to close, direct, and compel the evacuation of, or to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated any building or facility, and to allow the reopening of the building or facility when the danger has ended;
- to decontaminate or cause to be decontaminated, or to destroy any material;
- to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons;
- to require a health care facility to provide services or the use of its facility, or to transfer the management and supervision of the health care facility to the department or to a local public health authority;
- to control ingress to and egress from any stricken or threatened public area, and the movement of persons and materials within the area...

In case you didn't notice, even those few listed above would violate most of the Bill of Rights and would present the perfect opportunity to establish a "Warsaw Ghetto"-type of prison on the pretext of fighing an infection.

Yes, our nation is sick and in dire need of help, and heroes. I thank God that He's provided a few brave souls to step up to the plate, and more are joining the battle for America's 'soul' daily. I've noted the tremendous effort of Glenn Beck, but there are other noteworthy freedom fighters. For example, Michigan's maverick congressman, Mike Rogers, recently gave a compelling floor speech on the Obamacare illusion that shows there actually is a handful of honorable persons in that body of liars and self-aggrandizing hypocrites. And Sherman Frederick, publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, wrote a scathing counter attack against Harry Reid's bullying tactics.

Free for all. Speaking of sickness, a provision that would provide free healthcare for illegals has been exposed by the Congressional Research Service. Amid all the claims by liberal congresspeople of the totally benign nature of H.R. 3200 (aka Obamacare), more and more items are being discovered that would throw this country into even greater internal turmoil, robbing present and future generations of the fruits of their labor and their freedom to choose for their own welfare, and actually increase their mortality by denying quality care.

Progressivism is at the heart of what endangers our freedom and our lives. It is nothing more than another incarnation of an idea that goes by various names; socialism, communism, fascism, Nazism (which was the German shorthand for National Socialism). Progressivism is oppressive (it attacks the freedom of others), suppressive (it wants to control every aspect of life), repressive (it wants to limit the people's opportunities and their ability to speak out in opposition), and depressive (it robs people of ambition because it prevents excellence and advancement). Progressivism, as an idea and especially as a governing principle, is the enemy.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Chuck,

    I wanted to return the favor. I follow your blog (as time permits) but I am notorious for not commenting on anyone's blog. I really appreciate the work taht you do in filtering all of this 'stuff' for people. I don't like where things have been headed for a long time,and I certainly carry a level of concern for Jessica and myself, but especially for my children. Yet whenever I get too down (which happens all too often) I am helped by remembering that God is in control of everything, and in the best some of the most important work He gave His people to do was bless the 'city' even while He was judging it.

    God bless,

    Jason B