TWO WEEKS AGO WE POSED THIS QUESTION:
"WHEN ARE WE GOING TO WAKE UP?"
WE NOW NEED TO ASK IT AGAIN
On Oct. 31, 2008, candidate Obama announced: We are
five days away from fundamentally transforming the United
States of America. Despite that open threat to our American
way of life, a threat to "fundamentally transform" everything
this nation has ever been or has ever believed in, somehow
we bought his campaign rhetoric and elected him. During the
past 10 months of his administration we have learned that we
cannot believe in much that he and his associates say -- but
in at least this one instance he spoke the truth. He has fulfilled
his threat; he has begun to "fundamentally transform" the
United States of America into a concept of government based
on historic principles of socialism, communism and the worst
aspects of Islam and Shariah Law.
Pause for a few moments and reflect on what has happened
in those 10 months.
Dr. Thomas Sowell, highly respected as a scholarly observer
and commentator on current events, is a true Black, from
both of his parents. Further, he exercises no secrecy with
respect to his academic achievements. After undergraduate
studies at Harvard (Magna Cum Laude), he did graduate
work at Columbia and earned his Ph.D. at the University of
Chicago. Last week he wrote a multi-part analysis titled
"Dismantling America -- Piece by Piece." Consider these
few excerpts from that commentary.
"Just one year ago, would you have believed that an
unelected government official, not even a Cabinet member
confirmed by the Senate but simply one of the many 'czars'
appointed by the President, could arbitrarily cut the pay
of executives in private businesses by 50 percent or 90
"Did you think that another 'czar' would be talking about
restricting talk radio? That there would be plans afloat to
subsidize newspapers-- that is, to create a situation where
some newspapers' survival would depend on the
government liking what they publish?
"Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking
about having a panel of so-called 'experts' deciding who
could and could not get life-saving medical treatments? ...
How free would you feel to speak out against an
administration that has the power to make life and death
decisions about your loved ones?
"Does any of this sound like America?
"How about a federal agency giving school children
material to enlist them on the side of the president? Merely
being assigned to sing his praises in class is apparently
"How much of America would be left if the federal
government continued on this path? President Obama
has already floated the idea of a national police force,
something we have done without for more than two
centuries. What would be the role of a national police
force created by Barack Obama, with all its leaders
appointed by him? It would seem more like the brown
shirts of dictators than like anything American.
"How far the President will go depends of course on how
much resistance he meets. But the direction in which he
is trying to go tells us more than all his rhetoric or media
And that is only a small portion of the first installment of Dr.
Sowell's analysis. Does it tend to suggest that we need to
answer the question: "When are we going to wake up?"
For years Billy Graham preached across America,
stressing the fact that the family is the basic element of
American life. Destroy the family, and you destroy the
strength of America.
And that is one of the Obama plans which directly affects
American Christians. Among candidate Obama's promises
or threats was that he would repeal DOMA (the Defense of
Marriage Act) signed into law by Bill Clinton -- who now
aligns himself with Obama in support of the homosexual
minority. Not far off is the elimination of the God-given
concept of marriage, and in its place the legitimacy of same
sex couples living in contradiction to traditional Hebrew-
Christian principles which have always prevailed.
And another Obama promise/threat has been to enact FOCA
(the Freedom of Choice Act) removing any and all restraints
on abortion -- the murder of babies -- in direct contradiction
to God's law that "Thou shalt not kill."
Add to all that the new "Hate Crimes" law whereby ministers
of the Gospel may be charged with a criminal act if they were
to preach on a verse of Scripture in which God condemns
homosexuality as an abomination.
Just those few thoughts should be enough for us to say:
IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP, AMERICA!
This week's date reminder: As of today there are exactly
363 days to Election Day, November 2, 2010. On that day
we, as Christians, can take a major step toward reclaiming
America for God, and restore it to being the nation the
Founding Fathers intended it to be.
Yesterday's elections, highlighted by the Republican clean-
sweep wins in Virginia, and the governor's victory in New
Jersey, to any rational minded observer, are evidence of the
first obvious breaks in the Obama stranglehold on our nation.
And they are coupled with this week's Gallup report that at
this point in his presidency he has sunk to the lowest public
approval rating of any president since World War II. Of
course, he may find comfort in the fact that he still enjoys a
higher approval rating than Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, or
Congress, all of which are at abysmal lows. Let's keep our
focus on what we are going to do on November 2, 2010!
Interesting: you can't believe the Vice President, either.
Joe Biden, never adept in the use of the English language,
last week announced that the billions of dollar in stimulus
spending had created 640,000 new jobs . . . and then cooly
rounded it off to a million. Actually the "gain" was less than
the actual job loss figure for January, and sort of withers in
the face of total unemployed now at over 15 million, and
the national percentage figure of unemployed climbing ever
closer to 10%.
In the face of all these evil maneuvers, what are you going
to do? We have often given you the Capitol switchboard phone
number where you can reach any Senator or Representative. It
is: (202) 224-3121. Question: have you ever made one -- just
one -- phone call to tell your Senators or Representative how
you want them to vote? They represent you. They enjoy their
choice jobs because voters like us put them there. And the
other suggestion we have made is to pray for wisdom to be
given to President Obama to do what is right. Never forget
the admonition of the 19th century British philosopher and
author, Alfred, Lord Tennyson: More things are wrought
by prayer than this world dreams of.
You're right: everyone seems to enjoy the "one liners."
"He went to Copenhagen to seek the 2016 Olympic Games,
but will not attend the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin
Wall because there's no personal glory to be gained."
"We are trying on every front to increase the role of
government in the regulatory area."
(Representative Barney Frank on MSNBC)
"I am nostalgic for the days when the American President
seemed to be fond of his country, and its people. This is
largely because I have increasing doubts that our current
President is fond of either one." (Austin Hill)
It is as if George Washington saw today's problems.
"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins
of liberty abused to licentiousness." (1753)
"The consciousness of having discharged that duty which
we owe to our country is superior to all other considerations."
"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."
"The name of American, which belongs to you, in your
national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of
Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local
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