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The battle is joined

Posted By Pat Boone On 05/15/2010 @ 12:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

Let’s not pussyfoot; let’s say it plain, without equivocation: We’re at war.

Yes, we’re in a global military conflict again, on foreign soil. Once again, we’ve stepped into battles involving centuries-old animosities, and are sacrificing American lives in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. We’re trying to defend America’s interests while we cope with ancient hatreds and violence and evil intentions that have little to do with us. It’s costing us a fortune in dollars and an incalculable cost in lives and resource.

But that’s just one battlefield in the war. We’re fighting for our survival on many fronts. Including at home, in our streets and neighborhoods.

For most of our existence as a nation, the United States has been the pre-eminent economy in the world. The dollar has been the standard against which all other currencies are valued. And now, in just a few years and a through a couple of administrations, we are clearly being over-obligated and driven toward irreversible bankruptcy.

The Fed is printing paper money like toilet tissue, as fast as the printing presses can go, creating billions of pieces of currency backed by … what? Mainly implicit promises that American taxpayers will find some way to pay off the debts, rebuild our fractured economic structure and magically instill new value to the paper.

And, from the White House and the clique controlling its policies, come more announcements of more spending – billions and billions on new government programs and bailouts of Greece and several other countries, and the inevitable likelihood of ever more taxes for Americans. All without any consent of the taxpayers themselves, from whom the trillions must come.

The ultimate expose on the radical nature of our 44th president: “The Manchurian President: Barack Obama’s Ties to Communists, Socialists and other Anti-American Extremists”

Friend, our government has no money of its own. It has to print more worthless paper or take it from you and me. We’re at war, economically, with our own government!

And on the education front, in our courts and all along our porous borders, other battles are raging that literally will determine the survival of the America you and I inherited. Traditional, long-cherished values and principles are under continual assault from “progressive” teachers unions; and in our cities large and small, gangs and drug dealers run rampant, peopled in many cases by illegal aliens. Too many jurists feel they can create new law, personally favoring special groups or societal trends.

And now our president has nominated a new Supreme Court justice. She hasn’t been a judge, and not much is known about her political views – other than her opposition, when she was dean of the Harvard Law School, to military recruitment on campus because she objected to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law the military felt was necessary and fair.

Why is this another front in our present domestic war?

Look at 10 infamous U.S. court decisions in recent years that have directly undermined Judeo-Christian values and the sanctity of marriage and family:

  • 1962, Engel v. Vitale; Supreme Court finds prayer in schools unconstitutional.

  • 1963, Abington v. Schempp; Supreme Court rules that Bible reading in public schools is unconstitutional.
  • 1973, Roe v. Wade; Supremes find that the right to personal privacy includes abortion.
  • 1980, Stone v. Graham; Supremes strike down a Kentucky statute requiring display of the Ten Commandments in public schools.
  • 2002, Newdow v. U.S.; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that reciting “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.
  • 2003, Lawrence v. Texas; Supremes strike down a Texas law prohibiting sodomy.
  • 2003, Glassroth v. Moore; 11th Circuit Court rules that a monument to the Ten Commandments placed in Alabama’s judiciary building must be removed.
  • 2003, Goodridge v. Department of Public Health; Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that same-sex couples can marry under the laws of that state.
  • 2004, Massachusetts Supreme Court OKs same-sex marriage; it declares that the state legislature may not offer “civil union” as an alternative to same-sex marriage, paving the way for the first state-recognized homosexual marriages in U.S. history.
  • 2005, U.S. v. Extreme Associates; a U.S. district court judge dismisses federal obscenity charges against hardcore pornographers, finding that morality is no longer a legitimate state interest.

Do you see the trend? It’s unmistakable. Because of many years of constant attacks on the Judeo-Christian morality our Constitution actually supports, in our courts and schools our citizenry is being browbeaten and brainwashed into giving up the very moral foundation that made America great.

Though we, the public, don’t know much about the president’s nominee, you can bet he knows plenty. Though he has professed to be a Christian, this president proclaimed to the world: “America is not a Christian nation.” He declared last June “gay and lesbian month in America.” He celebrated the Muslim holy day of Ramadan in the White House. And he has all but ignored the National Day of Prayer, long important to Christians and Jews.

You don’t think Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s stance against “don’t ask, don’t tell” and other “progressive” personal views have influenced his nominating her? His chief string-puller, Rahm Emanuel, meant it when he said, “Never let a crisis go to waste”; you think they’d let an historic opportunity to put a “progressive” like themselves on the Supreme Court go to waste?

More and more, as dismal and regrettable as it is, it’s “us against them.” It’s traditional Americans, tea partiers, conservatives, hard-working families and most Christians and Jews – all having to actively oppose people that were elected to be our “public servants” and to represent our established dictates and values.

There can be no spiritual Switzerland. No neutrality. You’re on one side or the other. You organize and take part and register and vote, determined with millions of us to take our government back. Or we’ll all get what we deserve – a socialist, soulless, European-style humanistic, oppressively taxing, Big Brother government.

The Bible that our courts have all but ruled out of relevance states profoundly:

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

– Ephesians 6:12

Yes, we’re at war. Not with people … but with a far greater enemy which, if we have any hope of overcoming, will once again require God’s grace and our great exertion.


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