~ On Nancy Pelosi’s statement that we need to pass the Health Care Bill to find out what’s in it … please tell me I am not the only one who sees the shear idiocy of this statement! I cannot help but believe that George Washington would have just sat across the table from this moron shaking his head … completely at a loss for words … thinking “We shed the blood of honorable men for this?”
~ As our “impartial” news media is giddily starting to hyperventilate in joy when reporting on a march of perhaps 100,000 pro-amnesty activists on Sunday, March 21, all of us need to remember that amnesty is about keeping 8 million jobs in the hands of illegal aliens and OUT of the hands of unemployed Americans. Actually … maybe President Obama was really referring to illegal aliens when he was promising to save jobs during his campaign. I wonder how many of these illegal aliens voted for Barack Obama with the assistance of ACORN?
~ In responce to the report by ESPN that President Obama plans to ban sport fishing in many of America’s territorial waters, many bloggers who support Obama are now reporting the initial report was a hoax and that ESPN lied. I hope they are right, because according to one report, despite taking only three percent of the saltwater fish harvested each year, the recreational fishing sector creates nearly half the jobs associated with domestic saltwater fisheries. I cannot help but wonder, though, how such a “hoax” of a story got started.
On a more serious note:
My last post titled “If Only God Were Not …” created a real outrage for at least two atheistic bloggers and inspired some pretty venomous comments. I am glad it stirred the pot because that was the intention. While Americans certainly do believe in religious freedom … and we defend the right of its people to practice their religion in peace and security (and that includes the freedom to not believe), America was founded as a nation based on Christian principles. If that were not the case, we would not have had the lines:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
included in the Declaration of Independence.
We would not have had, after the Revolutionary War, the Founders continuing to hold public days of prayer and appointing chaplains for both Congress and the armed forces.
We would not have had “In God We Trust” on our national currency, “One Nation Under God” in our Pledge of Allegiance, and “LAUS DEO,” which is Latin for “Praise be to God” inscribed on top of the Washington Monument. We would also not have had the Ten Commandments play such a prominent position in the art and architecture of the Supreme Court building.
Sadly enough, in the past, the Supreme court has ruled that the Ten Commandments may be displayed outside on government property but not inside the courthouse. The liberal Supreme Court Justices on the bench at that time relied upon a false interpretation of the doctrine of the separation between church and state.
The 1st Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
The first clause of this Amendment clearly states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Notice that, at the same time, it places no restrictions on the states, only on Congress.
The 10th Amendment states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” This means that the federal courts actually have no authority to rule in this matter.
It is clear, according to the 1st and 10th amendments, the power to make laws respecting and establishing religion is reserved for the states alone, making both of the Ten Commandments displays that have previously been ruled un-Constitutional and ordered taken down by federal courts … actually not even under their jurisdiction. It is really sad that some members of the Supreme Court clearly do not understand the very Constitution of the United States they have sworn to uphold and protect.
I know … maybe they just don’t have time to read it! You know … like Congress does not have time to read the bills it passes. After all, as Pelosi says, they have to pass them to find out what is in them!
Oh wait … darn … the Constitution is only a few pages long. Surely even our more liberal or secular-minded Supreme Court Justices can find time to read it … unless, of course, they can’t read; and I am sure that is not the case. Could it be they have some kind of political agenda? Of course not. I am just being paranoid!
So … is all this just whining about the “good ole days” gone by? It is my wish to inflict Christianity on those who chose to not believe? Not at all! I do, however, want to be able to say Merry Christmas and to have Christmas be a celebration of the birth of Christ … and not be simply a commercially driven and almost obscene spending spree that you are made to feel guilty if you do not participate in; and that takes many Americans until the following June to recover from. I should be able to have a Cresh on my lawn in Tennessee and not insult some lawyer from the ACLU based in California somewhere, and to not have my children’s religious beliefs insulted or ridiculed in public schools.
Has the Christian majority in this great country simply given up and given in to liberal secularism run amok? I certainly hope not.
We have witnessed over the last several decades the slow but steady shift to a more secular America. What have we gotten from this?
Our children can no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance or mention God’s name in our schools; but they can get free condoms, birth control pills, and abortions without parental consent. And if some members of our government get their way, those abortions will be paid for with tax dollars collected from Christian taxpayers.
Our government wants to ban us from giving a misbehaving child a disciplinary swat on the butt, but wants to hold parents accountable for unruly children. And no … this is not a defense of child abuse!
Our country is in deep financial trouble caused, for the most part, by greed. Greed on the part of many corporate executives, greed on the part of many Wall Steet traders, greed on the part of corrupt government officials like Barney Frank (D – MA), Chris Dodd (D – CT), John Ensign (R-NV), John Murtha (D-PA), Charles Rangel, (D-NY), our Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner, and others. Could it possibly be that some of the Christian lessons on greed got left out here?
Our current adminsitration’s answer is to put these same people in key positions of power, print more money just as fast as they can, and vote themselves still more money to consolidate their power by buying votes (remember the more recent verison of the Louisana Purchase involving Sen. Mary Landrieu) to push their agendas like big government, socialized healthcare and the eradication of individual rights. What do you think Nancy Pelosi is planning on doing with all that stimulus money (about $500 billion) that has not yet been spent?
I think some of it should be used to buy every Congressman a copy of the Constitution of the United States, a Bible, and a copy of David Ramsey’s book Financial Peace, a non-denominational, common sense, Christian-based approach to financial planning. It sure couldn’t hurt!