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 21, 2010

What Change Were You Talking About?

Up front.  There's a powerful YouTube video making the rounds that is worth watching. No speeches, just intense imagery and a stirring soundtrack that warns of what's coming -- I hope -- for the sake of our country and our souls.

It's been one year since Barack Hussein Obama has occupied the White House. While the Left and the lamestream media has generally been making excuses for his failures and misdirecting us away from his actual "accomplishments", we must ask ourselves the classic question: are we any better off now than we were before Obama assumed office? And where will we be if BOH and company are successful in burying us (no pun intended) in their agenda.

For example: take healthcare.  If you still believe the Left's hype about the healthcare bill (H.R. 3200) they so desperately want to pass, you might want to watch this very straightforward look at what's inside the bill. If this is truly about improving healthcare for all Americans, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you, cheap.

Democrat dilemma.  I typically don't speak very highly of Democrats (and they reciprocate, vociferously), but I actually believe in the concept of a "loyal opposition," as long as our ultimate goals are somewhat similar, such as protecting American, lives, rights, property, freedom and sovereignty. If conservatives were fully in charge, they would eventually go off the deep end, because our fallen human nature, left to its own devices and foibles, would drift toward the dark side; e.g., more control of people's lives, less freedom, more restrictions, more taxes, fewer rights (as opposed to government-granted -- and revocable -- privileges) just as the Democrats have done. America does its best as an intricate balancing act.

But the bigger problem is that the Democrat party is no longer a balance for American government and society; it has been infiltrated and co-opted by the Progressives, who are the ultimate elitists, globalists, and monsters. Most Democrats - at least the JFK types who would never be accepted in the upper echelons of today's Democrat party - love America and have generally traditional values.

The Progressives, on the other hand, follow Marxism and the Fabian Socialists, believe they alone have all the answers, and are determined to forge a one-world globalist State with themselves at the helm and everyone else under their boots. There are a number of very informative books available that document this sneaky and not-always-subtle takeover, but Glenn Beck has been virtually the lone media voice, crying (literally) in the wilderness to present the actual evidence in their own words and actions. I recommend you watch Beck's first documentary The Revolutionary Holocaust on Friday, January 22, at 5 pm on the Fox News Channel.  He exposes the "heroes" of marxism/socialism/progressivism - the same ones so many young people naively idolize - for the monsters they were. Beck may be enroute to becoming one of the most important teachers of our era.

I'd like to see the real Democrats take their party back from these anti-American threats to your freedoms, the fruits of your labors, and the future of your children.

A Deal with the Devil?  Immediately following the tragedy in Haiti, 700 Club founder and Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson, made an off-the-cuff, on-air remark about the earthquake being the result of "a pact made with the devil" by Haitians to overthrow French rule. Frankly, while I'm not a huge fan of Robertson's brand of theology, the constant harping on his remark is even more obnoxious. As you might expect, the Left is treating it as a free gift, but I'm disturbed by the fact that the otherwise-refreshing Fox News and other presumed conservative venues are also piling on. Perhaps it's just because of a slow news cycle.

While it may not have been the wisest thing to say, everyone seems to be omitting the context of the remark. Yes, Robertson did say that the Haitians "a long time ago...got together and swore a pact to the Devil; 'if you'll get us free from the French.' True story."  Obviously, unless he has a certified copy of the pact, his assertion that it is a "true story" was presumtuous.  On the other hand (I guess I'm playing the devil's advocate here), unless someone else can prove that a group of Haitians didn't make a pact with the Devil at some point, Robertson's critics are operating with more than a little arrogance and presumption themselves. Even atheists must be aware that there are Satanists operating even now, who believe they are making deals with the Devil, whether he actually exists or not (and I believe he does).  And any Christian should accept that there is a spiritual realm and a devil; soooo, don'tcha think it's time to move on from this particular soiree into "journalism"?

Incidentally, you really haven't heard the lamestream media pound actor Danny Glover's rant suggesting that the earthquake was the fault of "manmade global warming."  Why not? (Uh...rhetorical question)

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