Where do we begin...
You know the recent dust up from the actions of ACLU don't surprise anyone anymore; once again, the organization rallies around the rights of one group through tactics of total annihilation by proxy -- achieving such only by the utter misrepresentation and discrimination of another; and fancy that, all coming from a position that smacks this nation's constitution right in the kisser, and under the mistletoe no less.
Our FIRST AMENDMENT guarantees to EVERY AMERICAN this:
"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."
It is unlawful to PROHIBIT the FREE exercise thereof!
Those WHO DO NOT BELIEVE do not carry MORE weight than those WHO DO; and those WHO DO are protected through and through. THE BELIEVERS are the one's protected here, not the other way around!
The right to assemble, the right to say "merry Christmas," the right to sing Christmas Carols, the right to eat a Christmas cookie, the right to give a Christmas card, the right to wear a cross, the right to pray, anywhere and often, whether alone or in a crowded room, say with about 24 desks and a chalkboard...it's all allowed by law! Safely protected, like a babe in the manger.
Not only is it allowed, it is fully accredited and supported with legal precedence, specific presidential accommodation, according to legislation that not only protects such activity ever since the first amendment was ever written, but throughout history, in a series of proclamations and national statutes that continue to speak of such activity in high esteem, authorizing, for the record and for all time, that all such activity is hailed and conforms with America's Rule of Law, based upon Natural Law, base upon IMMUTABLE, UNWAVERING, UNALIENABLE rights having nothing to do with the power of the local or federal government at all!
OUR RIGHTS are ENDOWED by OUR CREATOR; this is who we are as a nation -- this is how we were made. There is no separation whatsoever, except that GOVERNMENT steps out of our way and let's us partake in the "free exercise thereof ."
"Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as are life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal laws to be inviolable. On the contrary, no human legislature has power to abridge or destroy them [natural rights], unless the owner shall himself commit some act that amounts to a forfeiture." William Blackstone
"In other words, we may do something to ourselves to forfeit the unalienable rights endowed by the Creator, but no one else can TAKE those rights from us without being subject to God's justice." W. Cleon Skousen, The 5000 Year Leap.
So the ACLU is back in the face of the Tennessee Superintendents, addressing in a letter, that they better not say merry christmas in and around the school system, they better not give free rein to those who wish to partake in acknowledging the season, they better not... and they better not cry about it either...or else.
Not the first time Tennessee has seen the ACLU adorned on the crest of a polo shirt walking over their threshold...going back a few years, I found this.
The good news, there are just as many organizations on the other side of the argument, stepping in with the cavalry. Get a load of this response...
This ACLU action, is exactly the kind of behavior our founders were protecting us from, being men of extreme allegiance to the blessings of Divine Providence, lock and step with doctrines of Natural IMMUTABLE Law; even those who considered themselves atheists or non believers, or thinkers of a different color, recognized in their heart of hearts that in order to create a more perfect union, it would require all people to grow and practice a faith, a belief in Something greater than themselves, a conscience that would lift the every day to a higher place, anchored in honor and grace and charity and thanksgiving...only to name a few.
But all this faith never coming from government direction, as it was a belief system very much already there, vibrantly living in community with one another.
The people's ability to stick with their convictions, to live in integrity, with each other and their God, was paramount and absolute -- otherwise, the founders believed we would surely falter, and go by way of every other society who fell from grace by greed, materialism, abuse of power, and carelesly leaving all morals and values at the door.
Just because a person walks into a classroom at 7:35 Monday through Friday, their rights and privileges to practice their "free exercise there of" does not burst into thin air until 2:25 each day accordingly -- and that goes for the teachers, too. The person can never be separated of their rights by simply a change of time or place.
And then we have the left, continuing their march against the Bush Era Tax Cuts for the wealthy top two percent of this nation-- and in a recession no less. Everything that is coming out of their mouths, ratchets up the angst and ridicule of the "millionaires and billionaires" who, by the sound of it, by the way they tell it, are getting away with murder, or the heist of the millennium.
And all while trying to pass an "OMNIBUS" spending spree to the tune of 1.1 Trillion dollars, threatening that the government will close down if we don't pass it before Saturday. Oh, and did we mention the 6,739 earmarks, spending money that does not belong to them, on fluff projects; we can't even afford what we got!
I can't even think about it, it makes me so ill.
But for kicks and giggles today, let's just say the RICH are loathsome and the CHRISTIANS are ignorant fools -- who needs them, what good are they really...let's run with that.
So in this season of giving, let us pretend that the RICH no longer live here -- and let's imagine a world of no religion, too. Shall we? Close your eyes and think real hard now. Got the picture?
Let's just see what happens to every shelter, from sea to shining sea, without a little help from those who can -- and with wicked free abandon, too, how fun is that! -- and without those who live to love other people in Christ's image, who try to do exactly what the good book wants them to do...let's imagine our world without these two specific groups: the RICH (all of them, not just the conservatives) gone; the Christians, gone.
Imagine the food banks, the inner-city missions, and all the places in the dead of winter that people turn to for shelter and warmth and a hot meal -- and maybe with kids in tow.
Let's wipe out the generosity of the richy rich's, along with the onward Christian soldiers of simple kindnesses and charity, and see what happens.
Of course, we would also have to include any faith that acknowledges the same God -- those who worship some of the same "characters," if that makes it any easier to digest; then we're talking about the Mormons, Judaism, any deity of any kind -- because every religion of the world believes in only ONE GOD -- we just have a number of ways we practice what is preached, right; so if we go there, even the Muslims share many of the same stories, representing let's just say, the very same "key people" found in the Bible, sharing some of the same universal beliefs, Godly precepts, and low and behold, even remarkably believing in some of the same angels! Oh yes.
The Good Book, far and wide, with character building concepts... beatitudes... in lessons and in song and in psalms...individual books written by the saints, supported in fact and world history, whether it be Bible stories, Talmud stories, Koran stories, they all represent who we are as a people, collectively and most often individually, as we turn to the good books for hope and guidance.
Christianity, like most every other religion in the world, seeks to expand and elevate our consciousness, and with great hope, it's sole purpose is to help make a closer connection with God, to have a closer walk with Thee, with the promise of Everlasting Life, aligned with that which is Holy, Omniscient, All-Knowing and Wise. Christianity is marked by the simple practice of random acts of kindness, learning to love one another better, and live in peace. Christian charity is a cornerstone.
But for the sake of the argument, let us just wipe the millionaires and billionaires and the freaky God fanatics by way of the Christian label off the face of this earth, or at the very least, this continent -- America, specifically.
Hmmmm what would that look like?
I only need my gut to tell me, it would not be pretty.
If this congress continues lamenting how this government can possibly continue to run without the "millionaires and billionaires" paying even more than their fair share, just imagine what would happen if the "millionaires and billionaires" no longer lived here at all; wonder what would happen if they simply decided to take their corporations, the jobs, their deep pockets to pay for all kinds of goods and services (from groceries to mansions to yachts and trips and dining out to whatever fits their mood or fancy), the HUGE charitable donations and volunteer hours away, and all those times they simply say, how much do you need, let me get my checkbook -- far far away? what would happen?
If the ACLU continues lambasting a simple holiday tradition of singing Christmas Carols, indulging on little works of art disguised as Christmas cookies, and exchanging niceties like "merry christmas" with one another, imagine if every Christian just took their child out of every school and moved to another school district far far away -- say south of the border even -- not Ciudad Juaraz, thinking more like Cabo... where it is still customary to ring in the season celebrating the baby Jesus and say "Feliz Navidad" to everybody! And with great happiness and joy! what would happen?
How about we do that, and see where that gets us.
Top two percent no longer carrying for the bottom 50 percent, just like that. Gone. Not to mention the natural cross over of those who are both "rich" and a "Christian.." But keeping this moving, a great portion of the rest of the federal tax revenue comes actually from Christians...hmmm, the government just might be in a bit of a pickle, if we lose both at the same time...
Sixty percent of this country are CHRISTIANS! And if we let the ripple effect take in the other religions celebrating with us, not against us, at this special time of year (just as Christians joyfully do at Ramadan, and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa...just sayin') ...those who have no problem with exchanging a simple Merry Christmas with one another just because it is customary and part of who we are as a nation, would also be gone. Very quickly, 80% of all AMERICANS would be gone. bye bye...we'll send you a
Who would be left? What would America look like, act like, be like?
Ahhhhhh and we're out of time for today, but tune in next time when we...
Make it a GOOD Day, G