Sunday, October 31, 2021

Saturday, October 30, 2021

The Cuban Missile Surrender Part II — Kennedy’s Immorality and Deceit Continue
Humberto Fontova / Townhall Columnist / Opinion
 
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com.

“'My Cuban Missile Crisis tryst with JFK': When the United States stood on the brink of nuclear Armageddon during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F Kennedy sent his wife and children away to stay at the family's summer farm in Virginia. But he pulled his 19-year-old mistress (Mimi Alford) close, summoning her from her college while he stared down the Soviet Union.” But don’t take this appalling datum from me. After all, I’m an “embittered right-wing-Cuban exile with an axe to grind.” Fine. Take it from JFK’s mistress-of- the-minute herself. Details here.

Presidential mistress (while a teenager) Mimi Alford claims the President who remains the most popular in modern U.S. offered her amyl nitrate poppers during a nude swimming party at the Palm Springs estate of Bing Crosby, the most popular entertainer of America’s Norman Rockwell era. The party took place around “White” Christmas of 1962.

“The shouts and shrieks of the partygoers,” writes Seymour Hersh in his earlier (but corroborating book) ‘The Dark Side of Camelot,’ “had the California State policeman guarding the estate that night assuming the sounds were actually the nighttime calls of coyotes.”

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Block Vaccine Mandates for Maine Workers Seeking Religious Exemption
Rebecca Downs /Townhall Tipaheet

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block a vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in Maine, which thus went into effect that day. The particularly strict mandate has a medical exemption but not a religious one. While the majority on the Court did not give an opinion, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote a dissent that was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, as highlighted by Robert Barnes with The Washington Post. 

As Justice Gorsuch wrote in that dissent:

Maine has adopted a new regulation requiring certain healthcare workers to receive COVID–19 vaccines if they wish to keep their jobs. Unlike comparable rules in most other States, Maine’s rule contains no exemption for those whose sincerely held religious beliefs preclude them from accepting the vaccination. The applicants before us are a physician who operates a medical practice and eight other healthcare workers. No one questions that these individu- als have served patients on the front line of the COVID–19 pandemic with bravery and grace for 18 months now.

Friday, October 29, 2021

(Almost) Daily Meme

'Just give us our money': Taliban push to unlock Afghan billions abroad                                                        
 
Afghanistan's Taliban government is pressing for the release of billions of dollars of central bank reserves as the drought-stricken nation faces a cash crunch, mass starvation and a new migration crisis.

Afghanistan parked billions of dollars in assets overseas with the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks in Europe, but that money has been frozen since the Islamist Taliban ousted the Western-backed government in August.

A spokesman for the finance ministry said the government would respect human rights, including the education of women, as he sought fresh funds on top of humanitarian aid that he said offered only "small relief".

Under Taliban rule from 1996-2001, women were largely shut out of paid employment and education and normally had to cover their faces and be accompanied by a male relative when they left home.

How's This For a Win: Text of Biden's $1.75 Trillion Spending Bill is Here, Infrastructure Delayed Yet Again
Rebecca Downs / Townhall Tipsheet
 
After months of Democratic disarray and disunity, the 1,684 page text of President Joe Biden's $1.75 trillion spending bill is here. It was finally put into place as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed Democrats were close to reaching a deal on a key component of Biden's agenda, the other being the Infrastructure package, which is running into its own problems. As Spencer pointed out, Pelosi has warned her members not to embarrass the president and to hand him a win. 

When President Biden announced a deal, the bill's text was not yet released, though a framework was. Touted programs in the framework included:

  • Caregiving: Universal pre-school; child-care; elder care and care for people with disabilities; expanded child tax credit
  • Energy and Climate Change: Clean energy tax credits and procurements; resilience investments for dealing with extreme weather; incentives for clean energy
  • Healthcare: Affordable Care Act tax credits; Medicare coverage of hearing
  • Other Middle Class Boosts: Investments in housing; investments in post-high school education and workforce training; earned income tax credit for workers without children; and "equity."

Of course, there were programs not mentioned in the framework or mentioned by just the bare minimum. Read more and see tweets and video here.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

(Almost) Daily Meme

Why a New Jersey Democrat Is Calling for Gov. Murphy's Emergency Power to Be Revoked
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall Tipsheet

New Jersey Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D), is calling on the legislature to remove Gov. Phil Murphy’s emergency powers after Project Veritas exposed what the Democrat plans to impose on the state if he wins reelection next week. 

According to a senior adviser, Murphy will enact vaccine mandates similar to California’s if he wins, but couldn’t do it before the election over concerns about losing independent and undecided voters. A manager at NJ Forward 2021, which is funded by the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, also agreed that after the election’s over it will be “guns blazing” and he’ll do the mandates. 

To Holley, this is unacceptable and reveals the mandate is not about health or science, but politics. 

“It has come to my attention that Governor Murphy will impose #Covid_19 vaccine mandates statewide if he is re-elected,” the Democrat tweeted. “Public health is not a political issue. Medical decisions are a choice and should be treated as such for every individual. Not election timing.” See tweets and videos here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

(Almost) Daily Meme

FDA Panel Member: 'We're Never Gonna Learn About How Safe The Vaccine Is Until We Start Giving It'
Scott Morefield / Townhall Tipsheet
 
A voting member of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee admitted Tuesday that whether or not Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is safe for 5 to 11-year-old children won't be known fully until it begins being administered.

"We're never gonna learn about how safe the vaccine is until we start giving it," said panel member Dr. Eric Rubin during the hearing. "That's just the way it goes."

A voting member of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee admitted Tuesday that whether or not Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is safe for 5 to 11-year-old children won't be known fully until it begins being administered.

"We're never gonna learn about how safe the vaccine is until we start giving it," said panel member Dr. Eric Rubin during the hearing. "That's just the way it goes." Read more and see tweets and videos here.

Loudoun County parents demand superintendent, school board resign after alleged sexual assault  
Parents accused the superintendent of lying to cover up an alleged sexual assault in order to push a pro-transgender policy 

Parents demanded resignations from Virginia's Loudoun County School Board and Superintendent Scott Ziegler at a school board meeting Tuesday, citing an email that surfaced last week. 

In the email, Ziegler alerted the board to a report of an alleged sexual assault in a girls' restroom on May 28, about a month before he publicly declared that he had no record of restroom assaults.

"You have buried a sexual assault to protect your precious 8040 policy," Carrie Michon, a grandmother of Loudoun County children, accused the school board, referencing a pro-transgender policy. "Every last one of you, resign!" 

Read more and see video here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Fauci Allowed This!

What a POS he and his department are!

After Blasting CRT, Condi Rice Is Now Being Called a 'Foot Soldier For White Supremacy'
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall Tipsheet 
 
Watch out, Larry Elder—“the black face of white supremacy”—you’ve now got some competition from Condoleezza Rice, a “foot soldier for white supremacy.”

That’s how former MSNBC host TourĂ© described Rice after her recent appearance blasting Critical Race Theory on “The View.”

Condoleezza Rice’s recent appearance on The View was offensive and disgusting for many reasons, but she was who we thought she was: a soldier for white supremacy. Her thoughts on Critical Race Theory are completely white centric, as in, they revolve around the thoughts and needs of white people.

Her primary argument against Critical Race Theory is that history should not be taught in a way that makes white kids feel bad. Read more and see tweet and video here.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Op-ed: 
The Color of Betrayal 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio

"Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this." - Joe Biden's 1977 words regarding his opposition to school busing
 
When he was running for president Joe Biden promised black Americans the moon and the stars so to speak, but ten months into his presidency he has delivered to them nothing of substance. Equality and equity in all areas of American life were, as expected, but vote garnering talking points to help him secure the much needed black vote. But not all went according to plan for Joe Biden has proven to be the man who threw black Americans aside in his quest for both the illegal and the far left Democrat-Socialist vote.

And Joe Biden's desertion of black Americans has been rightfully felt not just in his approval ratings dropping amongst black folks, but in his numbers now dropping across the board as well. In fact, a Gallup poll released late last month had Biden's overall approval rating at but 43% with his disapproval rating at 53% (and it's dropped even lower since then)...with a ten point spread being large enough to mean that his once loyal Democrat core supporters are now starting to have serious buyer's remorse. And it's even worse with Independent voters only approving of Biden's overall job performance by a mere 38%.

So when you add in that his support is specifically and rightfully falling amongst black voters, falling from 76% to 71% overall, one can clearly see that it wasn't such a smart move for Biden to throw black Americans under the proverbial bus. And when you break that number down even further, you'll find that said five point drop happened soon after he announced his federal vaccine mandate in early September. And when that number is then coupled with both Biden's handling of the Covid pandemic itself, a nine point drop from 70% to 61% in black support, his net approval rating also dropped 17 points amongst unvaccinated black Americans.

Surely not a good harbinger for the Democrats regarding not only the 2022 mid-term election...an election where black voters might very well turn out in record low numbers... but it could have serious ramification in 2024 as well no matter that the above stated 71% of black voters still approve of Biden's overall job performance. So why ramifications and its accompanying worrisome foreboding...because since early September the number of blacks who specifically disapprove of Biden’s job performance has increased by seven points to 24%, with 14% of said 24% saying that they “strongly disapprove” of said performance...something the Democrat hierarchy never thought could or would happen.

But these ever dismal poll numbers Joe Biden and crew brought upon themselves what with Biden's true agenda most definitely not being pro-black...an agenda that has now proven that Joe Biden really intends to treat black Americans as what amounts to but second class citizens, while illegals continue to reap all of the benefits that used to go to blacks.

And yet black Americans should have seen this coming to some degree, after all Biden's track record regarding blacks is nothing to be proud of. Placating a given group of people in hopes of gaining their support is usually just a cover for betrayal.

And the culmination of Joe Biden's betrayal of black Americans started even before his infamous words spoken in 2003, when he attended the funeral service for overt racist and segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond...the funeral of the very man who filibustered the 1957 Civil Rights Act into but the pages of history...where Biden told those in attendance that Thurmond was a “brave man” whose “lasting impact” was a “gift to us all.”

A racist man's hatred of black people Joe Biden considered a “gift to us all,” and yet his support amongst blacks...while starting to waver a bit...still to this day remains strong.

But know the very portrait of Joe Biden's betraying black Americans goes back further even than that, in fact he's done so off and on throughout his 40+ year long political career...done so especially when it was advantageous to both his then Senate career and to his future ambitions. And here let's just mention but a few of his numerous betrayals regarding black folks...betrayals which starting way back when, in 1970, he became a Delaware county councilman. How so...in an effort to appease Delaware's black voters then Councilman Joe Biden supposedly became an advocate for low-to-moderate income public housing...at least on the surface he did. But that support for what in reality was predominately black public housing was very short lived for when Biden earned the scorn of what were his white bigot supporters he not only ran to the press to make sure it was understood that he was not “a Crusader Rabbit championing the rights of people,” but that he voted with the rest of his fellow council members to table said housing project “indefinitely.”

Translation...basically what Joe Biden did was figuratively stab Delaware's then growing black population in the back.

And it gets worse for soon after said council vote Joe Biden campaigned for and won his first term as the then junior Senator from Delaware. And while Biden first served on the Senate Banking Committee, he moved on to the all-important Judiciary Committee in 1977. And it was here where Joe Biden, who as a young man hypocritically took part in a few civil rights protests, not only joined up with others who had tried for years to craft legislation limiting judicial authority to order school busing, but he actually became the Senate’s leading and most vocal opponent of school busing...the very means then used to help desegregate America's public schools.

I happen to think the one way to ensure that you set the civil rights movement further back is to continue to push busing, because it’s a bankrupt policy,” Biden said back in 1977, and vehemently remained against busing throughout his long Senate career. In fact, Biden not only voted against two highly qualified black nominees to the Justice Department simply because of their pro-busing stance, but has tried to down play this entire chapter in his Senate career by saying during one of the 2020 Democrat Presidential debates that he was only opposed to “federally mandated busing.”

Guess lying Joe Biden got his love for the word “mandate” early on now didn't he...but I digress.

Also, back in the 1990s, Joe Biden was the so-called “architect of mass incarceration,” the very antithesis of the call by black activists for legal equality under the law, especially under criminal law. And when Biden called for “mass incarceration,” he, in a way, actually laid the groundwork for the likes of racist black hate groups such as Black Lives Matter to be born.

But yet black Americans continued to support and vote for both Joe Biden and the Democrat party...continued to support a man who throughout the 1980s and 1990s proved himself not to be their friend nor their champion. In fact, in 1994, “architect” Biden authored crime legislation that proved to cause what many considered to be “disproportionate harm” to black people, especially in regards to young black men, as said legislation led to an increase in the number of black men...and to a lesser degree black women...behind bars. Known as H.R.3355...the Violent Crime Controland Law Enforcement Act...an act Biden lovingly referred to as the “Biden Crime Bill”...it saw more prisons being built to house what was considered to be a “disproportionate number” of black men...which again led directly to black anger with more black nationalist groups forming...especially after incarceration rates for blacks rose in number for 14 years thereafter.

And yet again black support for Biden remained strong in most black communities as others in the Democrat party helped to “whitewash,” if you will, both Biden's intent and the bill's ramifications...ramifications which indirectly led to today's battle cry that both systemic and institutional racism is still happening against people “of color.” In fact, a number of today's current lawmakers...lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle...do agree that increasing imprisonment as well as Biden's bill itself went way too far in regards to the incarceration of black men...most especially young black men.

And so the very man who once described Barack HUSSIN Obama as a “clean and bright and articulate” black man, whether willingly or unwillingly, now wore his contempt for black folks on his sleeve. And yet Obama, the man who called and still calls himself black (he's of mixed race as we all know) willingly chose to put a veiled white racist on his presidential ticket to water down, if you will, the fact that a self-identified black man headed the 2008 ticket. Talk about playing the “race card” to one's advantage no matter that the “race card” is actually counterproductive to the very concept of racial equality, which Biden well knew, and yet he went along with it anyway.

Guess Biden thought it better to ride the on the coattails of a supposed first black president and turn that into a springboard to be president himself...which he obviously did...fraud of course not withstanding.

And so the man who once stated that, “My entire career has been wrapped up in dealing with civil rights and civil liberties,” has as president continued to do harm to black Americans most especially on the economic front. How so...how about the fact that due to his administration's current economic policies black unemployment is at 15.4%, and that during the pandemic black owned businesses, as per an H&R Block survey, saw 53% of black small business owners seeing their revenue drop by half, compared to 37% of white small business owners, thus forcing black owned small businesses to close in much higher numbers than that of white owned small businesses. 

And how about that back in 1984, Biden, in an attempt to help cut the deficit, proposed eliminating what were scheduled to be increases for Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries, the very programs that large numbers of black Americans relied on then and still rely on today in order to economically survive. And it's these same programs that Biden still has no problem cutting back on for in doing so it would free up even more monies to increase the “freebies and handouts” given to our country's ever growing illegal population...given in exchange for their votes of course.

Simply, the Biden administration is, as expected, prioritizing illegals over black Americans.

And this is no matter that Biden's words of appeasement concerning diversity, equality, and the ever dreaded word “equity”...which really translates into keeping black Americans beholden to the government even more so than some black folks already are...for what is Biden's agenda regarding black Americans but about control. And control it must be what with the ever increasing influx of illegals Democrats welcome into our country...illegals who will take jobs away from black Americans and in doing so will drive down black incomes; negatively affect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid payments to all Americans; and who by their mere presence will make sure that blacks stay at the bottom rung of America's socioeconomic ladder.

And through it all Biden will keep claiming that he has black Americans best interests at heart while his actions surely will prove otherwise. Now if only more black Americans would see the truth that what Joe Biden has given them remains promises made but promises not kept. Case closed. 

Copyright © 2021 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All rights reserved. 

                                                        
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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Facts Instead of Politically Agendized and Media Generated Lies

When Kennedy Caved—Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Surrender 
Humberto Fontova / Townhall Columnist / Opinion

"The biggest defeat in our nation's history!" bellowed Air Force Chief of Staff General Curtis LeMay while whacking his fist on his desk upon learning the details of the deal President Kennedy cut with Khrushchev regarding the missiles. 

'Aaw come on, Humberto!' Some amigos retort.  'Gen. LeMay was a serious war-monger and NUTCASE!—the model for Gen. Ripper in Dr Strangelove!  Are you saying we shoulda started a worldwide nuclear war with tens of millions incinerated to liberate a two-bit Caribbean island of barely 7 million people?!' 

Nothing of the sort. In fact, the choice at the time was never between nuclear war and surrendering Cuba along with U.S. national security. This was amply recognized by some of LeMay’s fellow Joint Chiefs of Staff, by a diverse array of Republican Party leaders of the time, and even by a few cold-warrior Democrats—though you’d never guess it from the 60 year Democrat-Media-Hollywood juggernaut of pro-Kennedy propaganda.

(Almost) Daily Meme

Friday, October 22, 2021

Biden Surrenders: Joe Admits He Doesn't Have the Votes for a Key Democratic Agenda Item
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

Joe Biden is learning that you can’t get everything you want. He doesn’t have the mandate to do so. And he’s wasted precious time. Only someone who is braindead would think that a 50-50 Senate and a four-seat majority in the House is a rubber stamp to pass trillions of dollars in new spending that’s mostly centered around the economic action items of the far-left. This isn’t LBJ and The Great Society. LBJ had a mandate to pursue that agenda. Biden decidedly does not. The man cannot multi-task. He gives speeches and thinks that’s solved the crisis. It’s Obama 2.0 except dumber. 

Task forces are created with unqualified people who don’t fix the issue. We have rising gas prices, food prices, inflation, an aggressive China, a border crisis, a looming global supply chain nightmare—and this guy is AWOL on all of it. If CNN’s town hall event was meant to dispel that this guy is detached—it failed miserably. He pretty much said we’re all screwed on rising fuel costs. Read more and see tweets here.
House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt
Mary Claire Jalonick / AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

In a rare show of bipartisanship on the House floor, the committee’s Democratic chairman, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, led the floor debate along with Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, one of two Republicans on the panel. Still, the vote Thursday was 229-202 with all but nine GOP lawmakers who voted saying “no.”

The House vote sends the matter to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, where it will now be up to prosecutors in that office to decide whether to present the case to a grand jury for possible criminal charges. It’s still uncertain whether they will pursue the case — Attorney General Merrick Garland would only say at a House hearing on Thursday that they plan to “make a decision consistent with the principles of prosecution.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The economy on the brink, Taliban rely on former technocrats
O Samya Kullabo / AP News

When the Taliban swept into power, they found Afghanistan’s economy fast approaching the brink and were faced with harrowing predictions of growing poverty and hunger. So they ordered the financial managers of the collapsed former government back to work, with an urgent directive: Do your jobs, because we can’t.

In the 20 years since the Taliban last ruled, Afghanistan evolved from an economy dealing mostly in illicit enterprise to a sophisticated, multi-billion-dollar system fueled by donor aid and international trade. The Taliban, a movement borne out of the rural clergy, struggled to grasp the extent of the transformation.

Four employees from financial institutions told The Associated Press how the Taliban commanded bureaucrats from the previous government’s Finance Ministry, central bank and other state-owned banks to return to work. Their accounts were confirmed by three Taliban officials.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

(Almost) Daily Mem

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt 

Still defending his supporters who broke into the Capitol that day, Trump has aggressively tried to block the committee’s work by directing Bannon and others not to answer questions in the probe. Trump has also filed a lawsuit to try to prevent Congress from obtaining former White House documents.

But lawmakers have made clear they will not back down as they gather facts and testimony about the attack involving Trump’s supporters that left dozens of police officers injured, sent lawmakers running for their lives and interrupted the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory. See video here.

Chicago Alderman: We Can't Afford to Lose Anymore Police Officers Over Vaccine Mandate
Julio Rosas / Townhall Tipsheet

The deadline for all city employees to submit their COVID-19 vaccination status via an online portal passed last Friday. Officers who did not report their vaccination status have since been stripped of their police powers and put on no pay.

"I think she’s aware of the situation we’re in right now in terms of the potential impact on public safety. We’re already short police officers. We’re down, you know, probably about 20 percent from where our peak staffing levels were a few years ago, so we’re short patrol officers, we’re — we’ve been unsuccessful like jurisdictions all across the country at recruiting young people to choose careers in...Read more and see tweet and video here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Op-ed:
An America Theocracy...I Think Not
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio 
 
...But the enemy or should I say enemies that I speak of are really those within our own government whose allegiance is not to the Constitution nor to “We the People,” but is to the almighty dollar and their unbridled quest for both power and ultimate mind control of the masses.

It's a tangible secular enemy that needs to be brought to its knees before our country can be made right again for tangibles are the reality of the here and now while devils and demons belong to the ages past.

 
America must never become a theocracy no matter what some want, for we live in a time when theocratic rule has proven itself to be both the enemy of the people and of faith itself...the mullah-ruled Iran is one example of a theocracy run amok as is North Korea where its leader actually thinks himself to be a god...
 
West Virginia Republicans slam Illinois Dem Casten for calling their state 'irrelevant part' of US economy
The move irked Casten's colleagues from West Virginia
 
West
Virginia Republicans are speaking out after an Illinois Democrat said their entire state is "an irrelevant part" of the national economy.

Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., took the jab against the Mountain State in a comment to Politico on Monday while pushing the progressive Democrats’ Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP).

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sent progressives scrambling to rework the climate agenda in the $3.5 trillion spending bill after he told the White House over the weekend that he would not support the program, spurring ire from progressives like Casten.

"If you came and said to me, 'We will pass the CEPP as written but we will exempt West Virginia from it,’ I would take that deal," Casten told Politico. "Do I think that's possible? I mean, probably not, but that would be acceptable, right?"

"Because West Virginia is an irrelevant part of our economy," he continued...Read more and see video here.

There's a Reason Why Most Don't Know About Joe Biden's Secret Flights
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Op-ed:
An America Theocracy...I Think Not
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio

A few weeks ago in an effort to clear my head of politics for a bit, I got into a spirited discussion on a Facebook thread about America needing to turn back to God in order for our country to be “saved.” Immersed within that discussion was that the originator of said thread insisted that islam was a true religion and should be treated as such, and thus the fight between both good and evil as well as the fight for the “soul” of our country must be a spiritual battle with prayer alone as the weapon of choice. And while the discussion was civil and respectful most of the time, what I came away with was that many of those on the thread seemed to have an underlying theme repeated... repeated albeit without saying or should I say typing actual words...a theme that the only way to now “save” America is for America to become a truly Christian nation...an Evangelical dictated Christian nation...a theocracy (which literally means “rule by God) in every sense of the word...with no other religions or beliefs accepted in what would be their new Evangelical Christian America.

But the fact is that America...the United States of America...must never and will never become a theocracy for a theocracy was the very reason why many left the “old world” so to speak. These brave folks “yearned to breathe free”...as in be free to worship or not worship as they alone so chose to do, and not be dictated to by a government administrated state church. And proof of what our great nation was designed to be lies within our Constitution itself, within the First Amendment in fact, which clearly states, “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.”

No clearer words or meaning could be said or even be misconstrued, or so one would think. Yet these most critical of words were for some on the thread...folks so predetermined in their own mindset that they relished in talking down to, admonishing, and chastising those who do not believe as they do. And most of their what was but misplaced proselytizing was mostly directed at those of the Jewish faith for Jews most certainly do not believe that the only way to God is through the Son...as in Jesus...nor do they have to...for Jews believe that the Messiah has yet to come. And one woman even went so far as to say that atheism itself is a religion forgetting the fact that those who deem themselves atheists do not believe in God nor any deity at all.

And while I will not go into specifics regarding a so-called “he said-she said” thread scenario, for unlike some on the thread I do respect other's beliefs even if I do not personally agree with those beliefs, hence I will not give them ammunition, so to speak, by which to propagate their so wanted Holy War...a war to “reclaim the land for Jesus Christ” or so they believe...a land not even known of during the time of Christ. And while it truly would be for them a Holy War fought in the name of God, the fact remains that what they are fighting is really is a war to cancel out our Constitution and replace that which is the true law of our land solely with laws as laid out in the Bible...their Evangelical Christian version of the New Testament alone.

So yes, it is a Holy War these folks seek for only then can they truly justify not only their misguided belief that islam is but a religion and thus must be fought only on the battlefield of prayer, but at the same time twist and distort what should be blood and guts tangible battles fought against a tangible enemy...twist it solely into one's fighting a supposed Holy War for our country's very “soul,” and doing so in the guise of their praying on bended knee alone.

Prayers alone, I believe, is but the weapon wielded by cowards...cowards too afraid to experience the true horrors of a blood and guts war. Better to fight an enemy hiding behind God's robe then to be the victor in a war that might once and for all dispel the “love thy enemy,” myth, for isn't it better for that which is evil to tangibly die than for the righteous to die instead...I surely would think so.

And yet it remains for way too many that islam is being used as their justification for wanting a Holy War where victory's prize would translate into America becoming a Christian nation alone with the Constitution relegated to second place and the Bible...the Evangelical version of the New Testament that is...becoming not just the law of our land but its conscious and its social and political order as well. Our Founders and Framers did not want this...many were deists after all...nor do we true patriots...patriots who while some might be “of strong faith” know well that prayers alone will not make our country right again nor that this is God's battle to fight. 

The fact is that blood must be spilled, collateral damage must be had, and pain must be felt in America's streets before the true enemy is defeated, and it's not just islam itself that is the enemy of all we as Americans hold dear, but we also face an enemy that hides within shadowy mists...an enemy some call the devil while others call that enemy demons. But the enemy or should I say enemies that I speak of are really those within our own government whose allegiance is not to the Constitution nor to “We the People,” but is to the almighty dollar and their unbridled quest for both power and ultimate mind control of the masses.

It's a tangible secular enemy that needs to be brought to its knees before our country can be made right again for tangibles are the reality of the here and now while devils and demons belong to the ages past.

America must never become a theocracy no matter what some want, for we live in a time when theocratic rule has proven itself to be both the enemy of the people and of faith itself...the mullah-ruled Iran is one example of a theocracy run amok as is North Korea where its leader actually thinks himself to be a god. Is this what some want for America what with a theocracy being all encompassing, where folks thoughts must march in religious lockstep...think “blind following” here...and where a self-appointed religious hierarchy can quickly turn into the bearers of punishment and death even for those who who are brave enough to ask the simple question...why.

And not to be forgotten is that “blind following” itself...“blind following” of anything...most especially a theocratic state...takes away one's ability to think and reason for one's self as well as their ability to understand and separate tangible facts from religious dogma and tenets. Simply, “blind following”...which a theocracy demands...is the antithesis of logic and of common sense as it strives to take away not only one's drive to better oneself in the here and now but forces one to be happy with what the state allows. The so-called dogma of “mansions in the sky” then becomes both the daydreams of the unfulfilled as well as the nightmare of those who cowardly turn away from the true fight for our country with but prayers alone...prayers in this case becoming not a weapon to be used for good but the very weapon by which the state can remove our God-given right of “free will.”

Simply, a theocracy in its very conception, and then in its implementation does surely negate our Constitution, especially the First Amendment for it sets up a specific religion...in this case Evangelical Christianity...whose followers comprise the majority of those who both silently and not so silently are pushing for our beloved America to become a theocracy. Wanting Evangelical tenets, dogma, and doctrine as not only our country's state sponsored official religion, but also as the decider of which church one must or must not attend...with Jewish synagogues, Catholic and mainline Protestant churches as well...surely being left off their what would be state sanctioned list...while also being the decider of which beliefs one most hold while they not so silently do away with much need secularism in what should be civil law alone. And so how would this feat be accomplished...first by limiting ones ability to speak his or her own mind, and then by taking what would now be religiously based legal action against anyone who dares to question the theocracy's one party religious rule.

After all a theocracy is but a police state of sorts which is part and parcel for all theocracies both past and present, and again look to Iran to see and bear witness to the truth in what I've just said.

But no matter what those who want a theocracy think, the fact remains that America must now and for forever remain secular in both its concept and implementation of law while leaving morality's tenets alone to faith, for that is what our Founders and Framers intended as our country's foundation for nowhere in the Constitution are the words Christianity or Jesus written...that indeed is a fact that cannot and must not be disputed. Disturb what is America's foundation with a theocracy being put into place and like with dominoes all will eventually fall, for while laws can be forcibly implemented if need be, morality and one's personal religious beliefs never can be for those are things of ones heart. Attempt to take away ones heartfelt beliefs will see the dream and hope that is America being destroyed from within. And while most of us do agree that so-called “secular humanism,” a progressive agenda, political correctness, and corrupt and traitorous politicians remain the biggest threat to our country today, so too are those who think themselves so mighty that only their beliefs and their church's way is the path to both God and eternal salvation.

And so to those on the Facebook thread that I started this article with, I say live and let live, let others believe as they wish, for while truth to one might not be truth to another the fact remains that those who judge others best fear of being judged themselves... being judged by the very God they so claim to honor...by the very God their words and deeds actually instead do dishonor. Case closed.

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