The Patriot Post today is carrying an important essay by Mark Alexander, entitled “Religion and Politics Don’t Mix?”
An excellent point he makes in the essay is that the Declaration of Independence asserts that our Rights (a political term) originate not from our political relationship to a State, but from our religious relationship to the Creator, God.
He points out that the Left has been busy for decades trying to convince people that there is a wall of separation between Religion and the State, and that we should never mingle them.
The old aphorisms, “Religion and Politics Don’t Mix,” and “You can’t Legislate morality” are both products of what Alexander says is a dumbing down of American culture. I would agree. I remember my parents repeating the idea that you can’t legislate morality. It was something they learned in their youth, which was originally passed down from the Progressive movement in America.
If the 60′s did have a silver lining, it was that we learned to question everything. For the Left, it was about questioning the remnants of the Old Authority. For today’s generation, the tables have turned. Now it’s about questioning the authority of the established Left, whose chickens are, indeed, coming home to roost.
Here are some examples of evil in action. So much for tolerance.
So far, these people have proven themselves to be irrational, violent, hypocrites who resort to vandalism and book-burning–all the things they have always claimed to hate–when they don’t get their way.
They live in a free society where they are protected by more special legislation, more than any other group in America. But they will not accept the rules of that society and resort to sedition. They don’t deserve the blessings of a free society.
Glenn Beck, in his newsletter, pointed out how Keith Olberman seems to be advising Obama.
On Monday Sept. 8, Keith Olberman said this to Barak Obama:
“At your convention, maybe the most compelling speech in Denver was that one strongly voiced word, “Enough.” A lot of people who have felt angry about what’s been done to this country in the last seven or eight years have that same sense of urgency and simplicity to it. Have you thought of using on the campaign trail and in your speaking engagements more exclamation points? Have you thought of getting angrier?”
And during the lipstick speech, Obama said this:
“Because then we go another year or another four years or another eight years without addressing the issues that matter to you. Enough!”
Then, the good folks at Sweet and Light posted this cartoon by Tom Toles, originally published on Sept. 5:
And these are Barak Obama’s words, from the lipstick speech, just a couple of days ago:
The similarities are striking. The most disconcerting thing is that the two men Barak is borrowing from are completely opposed to what Conservatives would call the American Idea. Barak is parroting the ideas and thoughts of people grossly out of touch with Mainstream America.
Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden, has had his own problems with borrowing ideas. I guess birds of a feather do flock together. Obama seems to have picked someone who is a reflection of himself. That speaks volumes about Obama.
What’s worse is that Barak Obama, as a college professor, would have given the standard “don’t plagiarize” speech to his students at the beginning of every semester, or should have. How can anyone regard him with any respect now, especially those who’ve ever been in one of his classes?
Obama has been criticized for obscuring his true self. It’s now beyond question; his critics are onto something. Barak is either not capable of speaking his own mind, because there is nothing there to give, or he is hiding what is there out of fear of the reaction of the people. Either way, we are not getting the real Barak Obama; we are getting the opinions of hardcore leftists. Either way, his presidency would be catastrophic for America.
Democrats got some bad news yesterday: Hurricane Gustav wasn’t as bad as it could have been. It was downgraded to a category 2 storm, and made landfall to the west of New Orleans. Does this mean that God isn’t on their side after all? Will “Foul Fowler” really apologize now?
Not only was Gustav weaker than the Democrats had hoped, it missed our oil derricks in the gulf as well, which resulted in a drop of nearly $7 in the price of a barrel of oil.
What does it say about these people who have to hope for the worst to happen to people? There’s something deeply wrong there, and very disturbing.
When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, he was challenging the authority of the prevailing religion of the day, the Catholic Church. In a way, his struggle mirrors our own today.
Instead of an infallible Pope, we have Al Gore unilaterally pronouncing the debate over. Instead of corrupt priests, we have climate scientists parroting the “Pope” in exchange for favors. I could go on.
Recognizing I am about 80 short, I hereby post my own 15 statements of rebellion against the new Universal Church of the Earth. I call this “My Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Climate Legislation, including the Kyoto Protocol.”
I deny that Global Warming has any significant connection to human industrial activities.
I deny that we are destroying the planet.
I deny the claims that we are causing glaciers to melt, polar bears to drown, arctic ice to retreat, sea levels to rise, acne to increase, or any of the numberless things that have recently been attributed to Climate Change.
I deny the assertion that humans are parasites, a cancer, a plague, or any other fear-laden word abused by green activists.
I deny environmentalists any right to impose legislation that will adversely affect my way of life, or that will harm my family’s way of life.
I deny the false assertion that eco-activists have any concern for human welfare.
I deny the assumption that we must change our way of life to more closely match those of third-world countries in order to protect the environment.
I deny Barak Obama’s claim that leadership in the world means we should acquiesce to the demands of other countries regarding how much we can eat, what we can drive, or how we should live.
I deny that our American way of life is a threat to other nations.
I deny that the Kyoto Protocol will do anything about cooling the planet.
I deny the assertion that CO2 is a pollutant, and that it is harmful to the planet.
I deny that we can stop Global Warming, or Climate Change, or whatever other term the environmentalists wish to abuse this month.
I deny that the Left can come up with anything positive for human progress.
I deny that Leftists have any right to call America home while they work tirelessly to pull it apart and destroy it.
In conclusion, I am willing to concede that I can be called a denier. I’m in good company. Given that the temperature decrease of this year alone has offset the past 100 years of warming, and that the IPCC has predicted a cooling trend for at least the next 15 years, how can anyone who now continues to claim that human activities are to blame for climate change expect to be taken seriously? Some people will continue this “struggle” to save the planet in the face of mounting evidence that that our planet doesn’t need saving. They want one of two things: a cause or power. It’s not hard to see who wants which.
I am a denier, and as far as it is in my ability I will deny both of these things to those who have proven that they will only abuse them. I encourage you to do the same.