In case you haven’t noticed in the last several years, the attacks on Christmas and other traditions, mostly those related to religion, are under increasing attack. Now mind you, I don’t mean ALL religions are being attacked. No, that would be ludicrous and those attacks would be considered, hypocritically by many, to be unfair and un-American. I say “hypocritically” because most of the people who would jump up and decry attacks on non-Christian groups would be DOING so based on the same principles that should apply to protecting Christians and traditions based on Christianity- yet, they selectively remain silent.
However, if you attack a Christian, a Christian based tradition, or any group that is quasi Christian based, and you will not only get free reign to do so, but also, support from the secular left based media in the form of ignoring or suppressing the fact that such attacks are taking place in the first place.
You can find these attacks everywhere. You will find crosses on public AND private land being attacked across the nation. Some people even go so far as to protest crosses at locations on highways where people have died in accidents. How/why? Because, the roads are public and they say that is a “Church and State” issue. Amazing. Boy Scouts are having their right to use public schools free or at discounted rates for their meetings. For what reason? Same reason: schools are public, and some idiots who have cereal box law degrees think that it is a Church and State separation issue. This list could go on and on… Creche/manger scenes on the City Hall lawn; the Ten Commandments in a municipal courthouse; “One Nation, Under God” in the pledge of allegiance; prayer or benediction given by coaches or players before a sporting event, etc…
Yet we see other areas where the same circumstances appear/occur, yet nothing is done with them. Examples? “In God We Trust” on money; the Ten Commandments in the halls of the SCOTUS; a prayer being said before the opening of a congressional session; the swearing in of certain public officials on Bibles…
Tactical Preferences of the Left
Why are some areas attacked, and others not? The first important I want to make here is: because this battle is fought in the margins. Why?
Because the chicken shits (forgive me, but I loathe them) that are working on these kinds of actions are afraid. Afraid of? Of the overwhelming majority finding OUT that they are doing what they are doing, and noticing enough, getting ticked off enough, to rise up and make their hue and cry so loud that those in the positions to make decisions on such issues (Mayors, School Boards, Council Members) would have no choice than to NOT buckle to their attempts to strip this country of its religious background.
And why are they trying to keep it quiet, and take the low lying fruit? For several reasons:
- To establish precedents that will support going for larger, higher fruit
- They know many of these issues are decided by local officials, who may easily be influenced by threat of actions, litigation, or other pressures (ACLU).
- It is harder to change something BACK than it is to change it ONCE.
- If they can strip the lower echelons of society of these practices and observances (like in schools), then eventually the “electorate” will forget about it; their resolve will weaken; their focus will shift. The power of the majority will then wane, and later, the left will then have an easier time with things such as Gay Marriage.
Essentially, this is a battle in which they attempt to utilize the strategy of quiet incrementalism, often succeeding due to threat of legal action, rather than on actual legal merit/standing. The other reason they succeed, and this is not to be taken lightly- the silence of the majority.
The Latest Atrocity
In Washington State, the audacious Christine Gregoire has allowed to be posted, within the State Capitol, a very anti-religion message, next to the Christmas display. I will allow others to fry this atrocity from other angles. The only real point I want to make about this is: I am tired of idiots allowing other idiots access to specific events or holidays or celebrations, in the name of supposed political correctness; equal time; or some kind of perceived “right” to have their position be the “balancing” point against some other position.
What do I mean?
Well, why do you think someone like a weak kneed liberal Governor such as Gregoire would allow such a display? Here is why: Read above where I said this- “because this battle is fought in the margins.”
This was attempted because it is not legislation; it is not legal action such as a lawsuit; it is not even threats from the ACLU. It is the response of a “fair” minded idiot (Gregoire) who no longer has control over any kind of black and white, right and wrong metal acuity that allows her to cry “NO! Inappropriate!”
Instead, she decided to buckle, because it was the path of least resistance, that allowed for the perception of “fairness”.
Why is it NOT fair? Here is the second strong point I want to make here:
- Just because you have a mouth, a mind, and an opinion, this does not guarantee you the same opportunity, time, and place to make your point as some other group.
For example- you don’t make your point about a bride being a slut at a wedding. You don’t tell a judge he’s a damn idiot for his ruling IN the courthouse. You don’t get to run up on the podium at any public event and just start ranting about your position being the opposite of the speaker’s. You just don’t. But, alas, we see that kind of mentality from the children on the left all the time.
And, although a State Capitol is a government building, you don’t have the right to just set up any kind of “counter” theory or thought right next to that display of the event, simply for the sake of “equal time”, “free speech”, or an oportunity to make your point by being disruptive.
Another way to explain this is, Christmas displays are displayed during Christmas, representing Christmas. Therefore, there is some kind of justification for the display. There is no corresponding atheist holiday, happening at the same time, that allows them to spew their filth. The elements of our government and society that allow for this kind of “group fairness-think” is based, again, not in law, but in some kind of quasi, hypocritically applied attempt at “fairness” and “equal time”.
And, also underpinning this problem is- the misunderstanding of so. so many idiots in this country, concerning the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
The Establishment Clause
Liberals absolutely rape the concept of the Establishment Clause, and turn it into their own bastardized theory of “NO RELIGION SHALL BE PRESENT IN ANY ASPECT OF ANYTHING THAT IS UNDER GOVERNMENTAL CONTROL.”
This is an abomination (I know they love that word to, but that is for another day, when we talk about ‘Gay Marriage’) of the intent of the Establishment Clause. The intent of the establishment clause is best understood by understanding two things:
- The fundamental principles of our nation’s founders…
- The exact wording of the clause itself.
We will deal only with the wording itself, and perhaps I will deal with the fundamental principles of our founding fathers- in a historical, referential way- on another day.
This is simple. Really. It only gets convoluted when you deal with assholes who don’t know what the meaning of the word “is”, is…
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Man. This is so simple, it is scary to consider that so many idiots can take it far beyond what it was intended to mean.
It is made up of two parts, really. One is the Establishment part, the other is the Freedom part. You of course find the two parts on either side of the comma. Liberal idiots… are you paying attention?
Establishment Clause: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,”
This means two things, conjoined:
- Congress shall create nothing in legislative form…
- …that has anything to do with establishing a religion, State or Federal, that all must adhere to, or may be oppressed by.
In some ways, an even more important word here is, “Congress”. In a broad, sweeping manner, one can discount that ANY action of a lower government agency to allow, and notice I use the word “allow”, the expression of Christian principles in a public forum controlled by the government, as being a violation of the establishment clause. A judge is not Congress. A Governor is not Congress. A Mayor is not congress. And, showing a manger, or a copy of the Ten Commandments, is not an “establishment” of religion, nor is it in any way a “law”. Simple so far, right?
Free Exercise Clause: “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Even more simple. Again, we start with the most important aspect of the clause, the word “congress”, followed by enacting any law, that would “prohibit the free exercise thereof.”
Put another way, the Establishment Clause ONLY prohibits the Congress from making law (shall make no law) creating a State religion (respecting and establishment of religion) or prohibiting free exercise OF religion.
Damn. That’s so simple, even a caveman could get it. Focusing on the keywords, you really cannot get lost in the definition of this one. Yet the left twists it to suit their needs daily.
Liberal idiots from all walks of life think that the Establishment Clause protects people (like them) from the “expression” of religion in their presence. In other words, they cling to the belief that “freedom OF religion” means “freedom FROM religion”.
Nope. Not any more than it prevents me from walking down the street or acting out in any public place, stating “red” is the best color, that I like radishes, or that President so and so sucks.
Let me give you an example of how their minds work (or fail to work). Walking down the street, they see a manger scene on the property of City Hall. They immediately jump to their diluted-by-socialistic, left-leaning teacher infused High School civics education, and recall the words “separation of Church and State.” “Well, hell,” they think, “that is Church crap on some State crap. We need to see that that gets ‘separated’.”
What is missing from this equation? I know most of you, if you are conservative, already get it. What is missing is, “Congress”, “laws”, or any form of “establishing” religion. Our “separation of Church and State” concept is manifested in a meaningful and legal manner ONLY in the Establishment Clause. The concept of separation of Church and State is so often misused by the left and like minded idiots that they regularly tout THAT as opposed to the actual wording of the Establishment Clause. This is kind of like saying “pro life” instead of using the word “abortion”, or “progressive” instead of “liberal”.
Our society has become a bunch of watered down, no cajones (see English/Spanish dictionary for “balls”), intellectual wusses in which we have purposefully but regretfully swung the pendulum of fairness so far to the wrong side of “justice” that people of strong opinion or ideological and intellectual conviction fear societal prosecution for stating their feelings about such things as gay marriage, for fear of being called a bigot, fired, demoted, or chastised by some liberal rag of a newspaper.
Do you see the pattern here? Do you see the pattern of low lying fruit, incremental attacks, the threats of lawsuits (which have no merit); the attempts to oppress majority thought or principles, by simply using fear and shouting you down in churches, radio, and television?
Interestingly, you can find an additional component of the makeup of the character (or lack thereof) of these people when you compare them with terrorists:
- The more they get, the more success and power they achieve, they don’t slow down, and back off, content with their success or progress. They instead become MORE aggressive, more militant.
- They are more than willing to use in your face, violent and confrontational tactics to further their agenda. Legislation will not work, nor will posing their argument in the theater of societal intellectual intercourse. They spike trees to protect owls, causing loggers to become injured. They start fires in houses that aren’t compliant with their ideal “green construction” practices. They’ll beat your ass if you cross their picket lines and work. They riot in the streets when things don’t go their way.
The left is peppered with intellectual midgets capable of great destruction to the fabric of our, your society. If left unchecked, they will sway opinion of low end officials and boards/committees, until, incrementally, they have eroded your societal traditions from the GROUND UP, as opposed to from the top down, with legislation. They cannot legislate most of what they wish to do, because it simply holds no legal merit, or constitutional muster, even though they constantly wave the bill of rights (and other amendments) in your face, using their carefully crafted but erroneously founded, twisted, illogical misrepresentation of the intent or true meaning of said amendments.
What’s really at stake here is, YOUR freedom to express your religious beliefs in a public square/ manner/location. What you must do is rise up with your like-minded brothers, and speak loudly with one voice werever this kind of quiet, under the radar movement attempts to take hold. Once you rise up in numbers, in the overwhelming majority of cases, this can be beat back down just by sheer numbers, and ATTENTION brought on by the then interested press, (interested in the size of the protest).
Your biggest enemy is not them. It is the silence of those who would, could, should care. If you sit on your hands, you give them tacit approval… and the dominoes will fall.