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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's Not About Riots, Protestors, Supreme Court Rulings, Or The Stuff We Tend To Focus On

Here's the Nonsense:  America is in crisis.  Riots in the streets.  Protestors everywhere you turn.  The Supreme Court deciding on the fairness of gay marriage.  We need to become a more loving and accepting society to put all these things to rest.

Here's the Horse Sense:  It's not about the stuff you see happening everywhere.  That's not the thing to focus on if you want to fix America.

The news this past week is so full of furor and turmoil that it's been nothing I've wanted to write about.  However, as I see a few different things come together it's apparent that the progressives are being quite successful at taking down America.  As things stand now, even with the excitement many on the right have about 2016, the chances are very high that the progressives will retain control of our government and will force their ideology on the American people.  As I've said before, this isn't about Obama and if you think it is you're really missing the point.

Odds makers are saying that Hillary Clinton has a huge lead over anyone for the presidency in 2016.  Far, far behind her, but leading the Republican pack is Jeb Bush.  Neither of these are good choices for America. But the reality is that right now that's where we're headed and there's a good chance conservatives may not do as well as we hope in 2016.  The bigger issue is what we should be focusing on.  

With the rioters taking apart Baltimore, we have yet another situation where this administration doesn't try to calm things, but actually puts forth a message that does nothing but continue to drive Americans apart and throw fuel on the fires of discontent that they have been promoting from behind the scenes.  Add to that recent comments Hillary Clinton has made and what's happening at the Supreme Court this week and Americans should be seeing beyond these issues to what lies behind them.

With the riots in Baltimore comes President Obama whining, as Front Page Magazine reports, about there being too much concern about a little damage caused by the rioters.  They quote him as saying:

"The violence that happened yesterday distracted from the fact that you had seen multiple days of peaceful protests that were focused on entirely legitimate concerns of these communities in Baltimore, led by clergy and community leaders.  And they were constructive and they were thoughtful, and frankly, didn’t get that much attention.  And one burning building will be looped on television over and over and over again, and the thousands of demonstrators who did it the right way I think have been lost in the discussion…"

This is typical of a community organizer.  Using Saul Alinsky tactics they want to tear apart our society and do so by encouraging unrest and civil disobedience.  The idea that bad behavior should be ignored or allowed is nothing short of stupid... IF you want an orderly society.  Clearly this is not what this administration wants, as we saw in Ferguson, MO not that long ago.  But progressives believe that if enough unrest between groups can be promoted that that will help lead to the failure of the U. S. system of government and be able to allow them to tear it down and replace it with their Marxist vision of what the world should look like. 

But Baltimore and Ferguson aren't the only things pointing to where we're headed.  Just last week Hillary Clinton, as reported by Daily Caller, said things that point to her view that government should have priority over religious convictions.  The article said: 

"She told attendees at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit that 'deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed' for the sake of giving women access to 'reproductive health care and safe childbirth.'”

So, for "reproductive health" (which simply means killing babies through abortion, which, by the way, has been proven to be very unhealthy for the mother both physically and mentally) we must force people to change their beliefs.  This is simply a politician stating what she wants for America and the world and it aligns perfectly with their progressive Marxist agenda.  This is what she will stand for and push for if she is elected president.

Even the Supreme Court is under siege.  We've seen their ridiculous attempts in recent years to make politically correct decisions and call them constitutional.  Obamacare is the most blatant travesty they've twisted the constitution to support.  Now, they're considering the gay marriage debate.

This debate isn't just about whether two people of the same sex can marry.  This, too, is about much more, including the right of people to exercise their religious beliefs.  Most likely the court will rule in favor of gay marriage instead of leaving it to the states to decide, which would be appropriate. 

PJ Media is reporting that yesterday during oral arguments on the issue before SCOTUS, Obama's lawyers acknowledged that they would have to deal with religious schools tax exempt status if they don't support gay marriage.

But the short article by PJ Media only scratches the surface.  If SCOTUS supports legalization of gay marriage we will see any and every business that may be faced with situations challenging their conscience forced to go against their religious beliefs and provide services that place them in jeopardy with their god. 

This isn't just about a baker making a wedding cake or a florist providing flowers for a gay wedding.  This will mean that if a gay group goes to an advertising agency owned by a devout Jew and asks them to create an advertising campaign promoting an upcoming gay pride parade that they'll have to do it, even though their religion says otherwise. 

Or if a Christian minister was asked to perform a gay wedding ceremony, they'll be forced to do it.  Most likely virtually all religious groups whose teaching opposes gay marriage will be forced to provide wedding services.

Or if a gay group asks a Muslim owned tailor shop to make the clothing for a gay wedding they'll be forced to do so (although chances are they won't be included as Muslims are protected by political correctness and seem to be exempted from political correctness requirements). 

I could go on and on with examples, but we've all read enough to be able to think up many on our own.  The point is that this is another assault on religious freedom.

The argument that those who oppose gay marriage are haters is full of holes, as pointed out by Justice Scalia yesterday during oral arguments.  WND reported that he raised an excellent question of one of the pro-gay marriage attorneys.  The article states:

"The justice noted the Greeks and Romans had no moral disapproval of homosexual relations, yet neither culture ever considered approving same-sex marriage. The implication was that those cultures must have found it would cause some sort of harm to society.
"Scalia used the same example to indicate that modern state laws defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman were not motivated by dislike of, or discrimination against, gays.

"He asked attorney Mary Bonauto, who argued in favor of same-sex marriage, if it was true that homosexual relationships but not marriages were sanctioned by those cultures.

"When she said yes, Scalia continued, 'So their exclusion of same-sex marriage was not due to prejudice, right?'"

But the progressives, even when confronted with the perfect logic that Scalia put forth, ignore it and continue in their rants about haters who don't believe as they do.  The reason they do this?  It's not because they care about gay rights or anything else.  It's because they know they can use these issues to promote discontent in society (once again, a Saul Alinsky tactic) and use it to ultimately bring the society down so they can raise up a society that they control and an elite few will make decisions for the citizens.

That's what all these things point to.  That's what we should be focused on so we know what we are fighting.  That's what underlies everything they do and when we focus on only the things happening in our society like riots and protests, we are focusing on superficial things and not the underlying cause.
It's just like a doctor treating a health problem, if you don't focus on the underlying cause you will not fix the problem.