Posts Tagged ‘First Amendment’

If you care, It matters

16 August 2012

Read the following carefully and ask yourself, does it matter?

When will it matter?

(From An Ordinary American)

WHEN – he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan, Muramar Kaddafi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – his voting record in the Illinois Senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he refused to wear a flag lapel pin and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he surrounded himself in the White House with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he said he favors sex education in kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – his personal background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco – a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home – people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he started appointing White House Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist /Communists, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he stood before the Nation and told us that his intentions were to “fundamentally transform this Nation” into something else, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed cabinet members and several advisers who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar who believes in “Explicit Consent,” harvesting human organs without family consent and allowing animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual and organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network as Safe School Czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Mark Lloyd as Diversity Czar who believes in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth, who supports Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter..

WHEN – Valerie Jarrett, an avowed Socialist, was selected as Obama’s Senior White House Advisor, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Carol Browner, a well known socialist as Global Warming Czar working on Cap and Trade as the nation’s largest tax, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – Tom Daschle, Obama’s pick for Health and Human Services Secretary could not be confirmed because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – as President of the United States , he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, people said it didn’t matter..

WHEN – he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – his actions concerning the Middle East seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel, our long time ally, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he upset the Europeans by removing plans for a missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops early-on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions, and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he claimed he was a Christian during the election and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group and ‘stating’ that he was raised a Muslim, was educated as a Muslim, and is still a Muslim, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn’t matter.

Everything matters…

From our founding to today, I don’t think there is a more important time than right now.  We, as I have said before, are at the crossroads and this upcoming election will determine whether we become wards of the state or remain free men.  We currently have a government that wants to control every aspect of your life from the moment of conception to the moment of expiration.  They get to decide who is born and when you will die.

” The only thing required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” -Thomas Paine

This nation was brought forth by men who believed in Liberty.  Eighty seven years later, they fought a war to preserve it.  We have defended it when it has mattered at places with names such as The Alamo, Midway, Ardennes, Sicily, New York, Washington DC, and over the fields of Pennsylvania.  It is now time for other Ordinary Americans to stand up and be counted for Freedom.

Sarge, Out

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Religous Freedom: Myth or Fact?

2 July 2012

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. – 1st Amendment, Constitution of the United States

Read those words above again, I’ll wait.  Done?  Good, now read them again, this time pay particular attention to the first clause.  Got it?  Read it again.  These are the words the likes of the liberals and the ACLU don’t want you to read.  Why?  Because then you would know they have perpetuated a lie upon the American people.  Nowhere are the words “separation of church and state.”  The only place the words “separation of church and state” are used are in Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Association where he acknowledged that their belief “religion is a matter which lies solely between a man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship…”

Why is this important?  Freedom of Religion is one of the cornerstones of this great experiment that is called America.  The liberals and the ACLU would have you believe that offering a prayer before a high school football game or graduation is anomalous to passing legislation establishing a religion when in reality it more closely falls under “the free exercise thereof.”  Now I will admit my copy of the Constitution of the United States is a bit outdated, but nowhere in it does it say one cannot offer a prayer asking God to keep the athletes safe from harm or provide guidance to new graduates.

We are now engaged in a religious war insofar as can a church practice what it preaches?  Or do secular interests take precedence?

God has occupied the thoughts of man.  Conscience, the mystery of existence, and the prospect of death challenge every human being to grapple with questions of transcendence and divine reality.

Religious freedom recognizes the right of all people to pursue these transcendent ends.  This right is granted not by government but by the Creator.  By respecting it, a government acknowledges that such ultimate issues are outside its jurisdiction, and that conscience is answerable to a higher authority than the law of the land.  Individuals and institutions should be free to believe and to act in response to divine reality.[i]

Marshall goes on to state “Because religious liberty is the bedrock for all human freedom, it provides a sturdy foundation for limited government.”  Take a look at what is happening in places such as Nigeria where Boko Haram Islamists are slitting Christians’ throats.  Churches are being marked for destruction in Indonesia, and here in the United States, we have an administration that consistently sides with one religion over any other.  We have the authorities in a major American city siding with Muslims who decided it would be appropriate to stone Christians while yelling “Allahu Akbar!”

Friends, we are at war.  This is not a war between nations, but a war against all that this nation stands for, most especially religious freedom.  This nation, admit it or not, was formed by men of good moral character that believed in a higher power then themselves.  The Declaration of Independence refers to this higher power no less than four times.  Nature’s God, Creator, Supreme Judge of the World, and Divine Providence.  Agree or disagree, that is the truth.  Our nation was formed based upon Judeo-Christian principles.  Little by little, the left has been eroding those principles.  They are it this for the long haul, no matter how long it takes.  If you desire to remain a free people, you must take a stand.  A stand for religious freedom is a stand for all freedoms for if they can take away your right to worship as you see fit, what other rights can they take?

Sarge, Out


[i] Marshall, Jennifer A. Why Does Religious Freedom Matter? The Heritage Foundation (http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/12/why-does-religious-freedom-matter)

Free Speech?

24 June 2012

Lawmakers claim Air Force culture becoming ‘hostile towards religion’

NYC principal bars students from singing ‘God Bless the USA’ at graduation

More and more often, I am seeing headlines such as those.  The reason being given is “We don’t want to ‘offend’ anyone.”  Well, I am looking through my copies of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States and I can not find any reference that protects us from being offended. 

According to the Declaration of Independence all men are “endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  And nowhere in the Constitution of the United States nor its attendant Bill of Rights, is there a right to not be offended.  The only place that comes close, in my opinion, is the First Amendment’s protections against Congress making a law abridging free speech.

One reason for the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is to protect that speech that some may find objectionable or offensive. 

“In those wretched countries where a man cannot call his tongue his own, he can scarce call anything his own. Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech” – Benjamin Franklin  

My friends, with the advent of “hate crime” enhancements to criminal charges and sentencing guidelines, the prohibition of mentioning God in the Town Square, etc, we have crossed the threshold and I fear we will not be able to make our way back.  We see it every day, individuals being prosecuted for their thoughts.  What is in their mind, not for their actions.  What’s next?  The police coming and knocking on your door simply because you disagree with the current administration?  I hope not. 

 

Sarge, Out