Monthly Archives: September 2007

Why Amerika is no longer America

The dream is gone.

 Over the last century, the elitists have been chipping away at the fiber of the American spirit. What we have now is a pile of lint. The Constitution? Mere paper. The elitists have found their ways to circumvent it.

Rule of Law? A thing of the past. Presidential Directives override laws created by Congress. Federal and state governments selectively choose which laws they will enforce–and which they will ignore.

We have students pledging allegience to the MEXICAN flag, while reciting a pledge to the US flag is deemed illegal by a US court.

We have Muslims telling us they’re going to cut off the heads of Britney Spears and Madonna if they don’t convert to Islam, and that’s okay. But we’re asking for World War III if anyone utters a bad word about Muhammed.

For example, take the Muslims killing Christians IN NIGERIA because someone IN DENMARK published a cartoon spoofing Muhammed.  We have WHACKOS defending this barbaric behavior, yet Kathy Griffin tells Jesus to “Suck it” and when people say they’re offended, she tells them to get a sense of humor. At WORST her speech is edited so the “offending” statement is not aired on Television.

We can’t have any kind of Christian prayer in school because of the “ALLEGED” separation of church and state, but now the Muslims are getting special rooms for prayer mats, are allowed to pray five times a day AT SCHOOL, and also get special accomodations for foot bathing.

We have Amerikan-based companies manufacturing their goods in Chinese sweat shops while almost all manufacturing has disappeared from between our shores–along with hundreds of thousands of jobs.

 By more than 2:1, the citizens of this country disapprove of how the President AND how Congress are doing their jobs.

We have career politicians–who make their living by grandstanding–telling a 4-star general he’s a failure, and advising him how to do his job.

We have waiters and office workers getting fired for putting themselves at risk in their attempts to save others.

You may think I’m just focusing on the negative.

In this post, yes, I am.  While I’m as positive and results-focused as can be in my day-to-day interactions, I’m also a REALIST, and I’m tired of being played as a pawn.

What do I mean? Watch this 14-minute interview with filmmaker Aaron Russo:

Amerika is no longer the America I thought I grew up in. And that’s REALLY sad.

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Have our legal experts become blind, or are they intentionally stupid?

The cross in the Mojave Desert has now been deemed unconstitutional.

WABOS. According to the AP story, the cross was built by WWI veterans in 1934. The land becomes part of a national preserve in 1994. Amazingly, it’s suddenly unconstitutional. An endorsement of religion. Have our legal experts become blind, or intentionally stupid?

Anybody care to look at a school textbook compiled by the principal of a New York City High School and printed by Harvard University in 1900?  The textbook, titled “Selections from the Bible: For Use In Schools” (see the digital copy on Google Books), was used in PUBLIC schools.

Published by Harvard.

Compiled by a Ph.D. High School principal.

Used in Public Schools.

Selections from the Bible.

What about records of Congress? In 1787, when delegates to the Constitutional Convention had been arguing and getting nowhere for weeks, Benjamin Franklin arose and addressed George Washington, president of the convention:

(NOTE: The following is taken from ThisNation.com, a fully accredited high school civics curriculum)

Mr. President,

The small progress we have made after 4 or five weeks close attendance & continual reasonings with each other–our different sentiments on almost every question, several of the last producing as many noes as ays, is methinks a melancholy proof of the imperfection of the Human Understanding. We indeed seem to feel our own want of political wisdom, since we have been running about in search of it. We have gone back to ancient history for models of Government, and examined the different forms of those Republics which having been formed with the seeds of their own dissolution now no longer exist. And we have viewed Modern States all round Europe, but find none of their Constitutions suitable to our circumstances.

  In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection. –Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth–that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human Wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.

I therefore beg leave to move–that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that service.

To this day, Congress opens its sessions with prayer.

How is it that the US Constitution was created “with prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven,” and the first Amendment to the Constitution tells us that Congress shall pass no laws prohibiting the free exercise of religion, yet a cross is deemed unconstitutional?

Don’t EVEN feed me that “establishment clause” crap. Use your heads. THINK. Engage your adult logic, not your parrot. Read for yourself snippets from the various state constitutions that were in place BEFORE the US Constitution was written.

THINK: Would representatives from these states (many of whom had been involved in writing their own state constitutions) design a federal constitution that was counter to what existed in their state constitutions?  Again: Read for yourself.

After you THINK, perhaps you will realize how twisted this land’s legal logic has become.

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We are no longer ‘innocent until proven guilty’

Take a look around you. We are no longer “innocent until proven guilty.” Our media has created a “rush to judgment” mentality that, when combined with the modern day microwave mentality of ‘get it NOW,’ guilt is proclaimed and sentences are passed in the same time it takes one to go through the drive-through window of a fast food restaurant.

Repeat the Lies Often and People Think They’re Truth 

Just look at the mad rush to condemn Larry Craig. The twisted stories appearing on Television, in newspapers, and on the Internet have stated he pled guilty to soliciting homosexual sex in a public bathroom.

Um … no.  He pled guilty to ‘disorderly conduct.‘  We don’t KNOW whether or not the Senator was soliciting sex, because the cops acted too soon. In reality, the man broke no law at all!!!  BUT — between people rushing to judgment and other people twisting the truth, he’s been tried, convicted, and sentenced all within a matter of days.

NOTE: Before people rush to judgment and consider me two-faced because I said Craig should resign, please read about WHY I said he should resign. You’ll note it is not a rush to judgment.

Rush to Judgment (the status quo) Proves Deadly

Unfortunately, rush-to-judgment has become our status quo, and this mentality recently resulted in the murder of an innocent Connecticut man.  According to the report found at FoxNews.com, a woman experiencing post-partum depression told her husband that a neighbor had sexually molested their two-year old daughter. The woman’s husband, a LAWYER (aren’t they supposed to be familiar with this ‘innocent until proven guilty’ concept?) goes over and STABS THE NEIGHBOR man to death.

A subsequent investigation found NO evidence of the accusation.  (Gee — did the PPD have anything to do with accusation?)

Thankfully, the knife-wielding lawyer-murderer just got 12 years in prison —- and the family of the man who was murdered has filed a wrongful death suit against the wife for fabricating the molestation story.

Innocent Until Proven Guilty is SUPPOSED to be The Law …. BUT ….

Innocent until proven guilty is a nice idea.  It’s even supposed to be our law.  But frankly, I’ve lost faith that anyone lives by it anymore. I even have my personal experience as additional evidence:

Years ago, while serving in the US military, I was wrongly accused of a crime. Being a poor 20-something I had no money to hire my own lawyer, so I went to the base legal office for help. I will never forget the unfathomable conversation I overheard in that office:

– After explaining the situation to one of the lawyers, I was asked to have a seat.  The lawyer then walked into another lawyer’s office and said “There’s a guy out here who’s been accused of ______.”

The other lawyer — whom I never met and never saw, and who apparently did NOT know I could hear ever word he was saying — replied, “He must be guilty, or he wouldn’t be here to see us.”

To this day my blood boils even as I recall those words.

All it Takes is ONE False Accusation

All it takes now is one, simple, false accusation and one’s career can be totally ruined. 

As just one example that hits close to home, one person I know who words for a Fortune 500 company was accused of sexual harassment at his work and forced to attend classes and endure the subsequent whispers and humiliation.

Here’s the KICKER: The accuser told him privately she KNEW he did not sexually harass her. She told him she just didn’t like being around him, and she wasn’t going to back down from her accusation so he would be forced to stay away from her.

WTF ? ? ?

The Truth No Longer Matters

When he approached his HR department with this, they said it didn’t matter that he didn’t do anything. Just the mere fact that the woman felt uncomfortable around him was enough to warrant a sexual harassment case.

Turn it all upside, people: The USA is no longer a practicing constitutional republic. We are now seen as guilty as soon as an accusation is made.

It’s going to be interesting to see what kind of government we devolve into.

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