Talon’s point today is based on a series of related tweets from earlier today as follows:
” I’ve said it before and will again. Obama is NOT the problem…he’s the symptom.”
“The ignorance of soft tyranny has lead to the awareness of hard tyranny. The GOP has helped make this happen.”
…. and to someone who thinks the solution is to simply vote GOP as if GOP wins have advanced liberty rather than the reality it has also attacked it….
“Sometimes you are better off with the tyrant you recognize rather than the one you don’t recognize.”
For several years now I’ve said that Obama may turn out to be the best thing that has happened to America both spiritually and politically in several generations. How can I such an astounding thing? Because before Obama, our once great nation was not only sliding into the spiritual and social abyss, we were doing so in our sleep. The rise of this developing tyrant has awakened the portion of America that is capable of consciousness. The other portion is of course suffering from a government sugar induced coma and won’t awake until they are dying from their coming real physical hunger.
Obama’s acts have driven the Godly, and many of the once Godly, to their Bibles and their knees. It has been the fulcrum that has wedged them out of their actual, and metaphorical, recliners and motivated them to reestablish or strengthen the faith they will need to stand through the coming storm. It has even awakened some who never gave God much thought but deep inside they knew spiritually there is no hope outside of the the Creator they previously disregarded. This storm will almost assuredly include open persecution of Christians, and to a lessor extent non conformist non-Christians who reject all intrusive government, not just anecdotal cases of persecution but full scale legalized persecution both sanctioned by, and engaged in by all levels of government. I pray this is not true. But every sign tells me otherwise. Let me quickly say here that I am not opposed to government. Our founders were right that it is a necessary evil that is best limited but nevertheless needed. Yet it is most capable of acting honorably when it acts minimally.
Secondarily, as I have already eluded to, it has awakened non-Christians at a political level. People from all walks of life, even some “liberals” who now justifiably fear they will soon lose all remaining social liberties in exchange for a system that takes virtually all they have and returns to them over priced and poorly provided “services.” Services that do not compete with what the free market is capable of. They recall images of empty Soviet market shelves and instinctively know we are walking the same path that led to mass economic deprivation.
Neither of these two awakenings, in my opinion, would have occurred under under John McCain because it was not occurring under George W. Bush. I’m not attacking these men. I am however confidently contending that their big government views intentionally, or unintentionally, have, or would have in the case of McCain, allowed the exponential growth of a government that displaces God with itself. I further contend that had Romney been elected, we likely as a people would have returned to believing this threat was generally over. As such we would have gone back to sleep as the assault on our spiritual heritage and personal liberty would continue unabated, just slower. Not because of Romney per se, but because the structure that allows the assault would only have been tweaked, rather than reformed.
Kirsten Powers argues in USA Today that Kansas’ recent effort to protect religious freedom is akin to enacting Jim Crow laws. She writes:
What’s the matter with Kansas? A bill protecting the religious freedom of businesses and individuals to refuse services to same-sex couples passed the state House of Representatives last week. It was blessedly killed in the state Senate on Tuesday…
Christians backing this bill are essentially arguing for homosexual Jim Crow laws.
She goes on to argue that Christian business owners have an obligation to serve people they disagree with because that’s what Jesus taught us to do. She invokes Pastor Andy Stanley for support on this point:
Evangelical pastor Andy Stanley leads North Point Ministries, the second largest church in the U.S. He told me he finds it “offensive that Christians would leverage faith to support the Kansas law.” He said, “Serving people we don’t see eye to eye with is the essence of Christianity. Jesus died for a world with which he didn’t see eye to eye. If a bakery doesn’t want to sell its products to a gay couple, it’s their business. Literally. But leave Jesus out of it.”
Christians serve unrepentant murderers through prison ministry. So why can’t they provide a service for a same-sex marriage?
Some claim it’s because marriage is so sacred. But double standards abound. Christian bakers don’t interrogate wedding clients to make sure their behavior comports with the Bible. If they did, they’d be out of business. Stanley said, “Jesus taught that if a person is divorced and gets remarried, it’s adultery. So if (Christians) don’t have a problem doing business with people getting remarried, why refuse to do business with gays and lesbians.”
Indiana State Senate President David C. Long has the weight of the free world on his shoulders and most of our friends are not aware of it.
Allow me to digress.
Perhaps you have heard about Mark Levin’s mega-best seller The Liberty Amendments. Levin is a famed lawyer who has written the best selling book on the Supreme Court of all time, he has argued cases in front of the Supreme Court, runs one of the top legal foundations in the country, he was a ranking official in the Reagan Administration and is also the number one rated syndicated radio host in his time slot in the United States.
The Liberty Amendments outlines in complete footnoted detail how the states can form a convention under Article V of the Constitution for the purpose of of proposing amendments to the Constitution. This can be done by the states alone, completely bypassing Washington.
Mark Levin has outlined 11 proposed amendments which many believe would solve most of the nations governing ills.
1 – An amendment to establish term limits for Members of Congress.
2 – An amendment to restore the Senate.
3 – An amendment to establish term limits for Supreme Court Justices and super-majority legislative override.
4 – Two amendments to limit federal spending and taxing.
5 – An amendment to limit the federal bureaucracy.
6 – An amendment to promote economic liberty.
7 – An Amendment to protect your private property.
8 – An amendment to adjust Article V to make the state amendment process less arduous.
9 – An amendment to grant the states the authority to check congress.
10 – An amendment to protect the vote.
On being an “Outlaw”
“America’s inner cities are an indictment of the failure of the Socialist experiment including already existing government healthcare programs. The insistence on subjugating the rest of America (through political conquest despite Constitutional guarantees of personal liberty), under programs of control, like gun control, etc, that have existed for years in places like Detroit and Chicago, speaks directly to the true intent of those offering to ‘fundamentally change’ us. That intent is “transparent” to those willing to see” – Talon
If you ever thought Democrats were fools this clip won’t do much to change your mind