There is a frantic drive to remove all discussion or reference to religion from the public square. The enemies of our Republic know that we cannot survive if they can divide us and convince young people that the only morality that matters is whatever feels good and that saying you have compassion for the less fortunate is just as good as actually doing something about it or that it is not how you get good grades, just that you do.
The increase in pressure to remove religion is strategically timed. The principle tool our enemies use is our own justice system and that tool is particularly effective now that local governments’ and many churches’ finances are in such poor condition that the threat of a law suit is all it takes to get the “offending” party to capitulate because there just is not enough money to defend their rights.
When the President can declare that we are no longer a Christian country and that our traditional values must be suppressed while judges embrace the values of another society to influence court decisions, we should be in open but peaceful rebellion, not cowering in fear of being called Islamaphobic or homophobic or racist. We should be putting up more crosses and Stars of David and rallying physically and with our money to defend whomever is attacked because of our collective Constitutional actions. The First Amendment was not put there to protect government or others from the influences of religion but to protect us from the tyranny of the government. (Paraphrase from R. Reagan)
When we see articles like Atheist Threatens Suit Over RI Firehouse Cross we should all be emailing, mailing or phoning the person or entity who was attacked urging them to defend their rights in court and offering to contribute to a defense fund should they choose to start one! The loss of anyone’s right is the loss of all our rights.
In case you have not noticed, our first amendment rights, in addition to freedom of religion, prohibit the government from inhibiting our freedom of speech and the press but the political left in this country, personified by Barack Obama, his administration and the organizations that support him, have been on a nonstop campaign to do just that. They have systematically attempted to segregate, through name calling, physical intimidation and threats of government legal action, anyone who would mention religion or complain about the left’s attempts to legitimize lifestyles and activities that are outside of the mores held by a large majority of the citizenry. They want to convince the majority that their long held beliefs are wrong and that those of the minority are right. The Statist Left expect you and me to subsidize, with our tax money, the indoctrination of our own children and grandchildren to believe that humans are destroying the earth and therefore need to be controlled like weeds; that two of anything make a marriage and that sex of any description is perfectly normal.
The beginnings of the thought police are in our hate crime laws and the indications are that this slippery slope will steepen if the left maintains control of the Executive Branch through the next election. The Left knows that the removal of our moral compass will leave the Ship of State adrift and ripe for the picking.
In the quiet of the morning when the days absurdities have not yet clouded my mind, I wonder what those people say to their children when asked; “Mommy, why am I here?” Could it be that an inadequate answer to that question is what causes so many teens to give up on life?
If you would like an uplifting video reminder of the promise our Constitutional First Amendment protections have provided us since the beginning and what is available to us now for the taking, spend a few minutes here http://www.youtube.com/embed/OvN1jTkzXbY?rel=0 then do something!