QUESTION: Should Trump close mosques? Answer: NO! Charges should be brought against any group that supports sedition and treason and makes an ongoing effort to undermine the Constitution by violence or promotion of same. Then the leaders and instigators can be brought to trial, receive their just and Constitutional right to a fair trial and when found guilty, be sentenced to the maximum penalty the law allows. IT IS NOT TRUMP’S JOB TO CLOSE MOSQUES! It is the job of WE the people, as citizens, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, whether we have formally taken the oath to do so or not! We have laws on the books to do so. Let us USE THEM now that we seem to have an administration that believes in what America was FOUNDED FOR!
Oh! The Left isn’t anti-American? How could anyone look at the actions, leadership, ideological expressions, methodology, all that has come to look like an almost pathological opposition to the ‘Right’, how could anyone look at all this with real objectivity, and with an eye toward the ultimate goal of their political agenda, and come to believe otherwise? My guess is that the habitual denial of truth is what ultimately leads to this irrational thought process.
To defend this thesis I offer the the following examples and the truths they deny.
- The effort by the Left to delay and obstruct the acceptance of the legitimacy of the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. This began the night of the election and has continued through efforts to get rid of the electoral college, recounts of votes, unfounded claims of foreign interference and hacking, violent protests, and Congressional foot dragging. All in an effort to deny the truth that we have a duly elected President who has the right and obligation to form a cabinet of advisors and begin to accomplish all the promises he made to get him elected. And the truth that ALL elected officials are there to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, not entrench their party in political power at the expense of all those who might disagree with their political ideology.
- The visible disdain shown to the duly elected President and by extension all those who elected him by refusing to stand when he entered the House chamber to address the Joint assembly of Congress. The truth they deny is that it is the office that deserves such respect because the man occupying it represents ALL Americans, both those who voted for him and those who did NOT! Denying that truth says that they do not recognize that responsibility of the person occupying that office, NOR their responsibility to aid in responsibly carrying out their oath of office in doing all they can to uphold and defend the Constitution both in cooperating with him as called for and opposing him as necessary!
- The complete dismissal of the rule of law when one of their own is obviously engaging in illegal activity i.e. HRC using a private server to conduct government as well as personal communications, sharing classified information with others not cleared to view it, accepting campaign funds from foreign contributors when others have been tried and convicted for lesser infractions of the same types. The truth of the American Republic is that NO one is deemed to be above the law most especially those who are in a position to betray the public trust.
These truths they deny as well as many more I have not mentioned help define Americanism. They are the structural bones of the ideology that is Americanism. So I leave it to the reader to decide whether or not the Left’s anti-Americanism is evident.
We have good conservative pundits crying out that nationalism is a bad thing! That it IS the idea of deserved national superiority at the expense of everyone else.
As defined in the online free dictionary: nationalism, political or social philosophy in which the welfare of the nation-state as an entity is considered paramount. Nationalism is basically a collective state of mind or consciousness in which people believe their primary duty and loyalty is to the nation-state. Often nationalism implies national superiority and glorifies various national virtues. Thus love of nation may be overemphasized; concern with national self-interest to the exclusion of the rights of other nations may lead to international conflict.
As defined in Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary it is: nationalism, loyalty and devotion to a nation; esp: a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups.
I must confess right now that I am a nationalist. I consider the UN (a supranational group) to have proven time and again to be anti-American and globalist in its philosophy and ideology. I am NOT a nationalist by the online dictionary definition with its caveats, but because:
I believe that the USA as envisioned and created by the Founders is the greatest form of government that man has been blessed to live under.
I believe that the USA as envisioned and created by the Founders was not meant to force itself or its ideology on anyone else. Indeed given the isolationist bent of our country until the opening of the twentieth century, I am certain of it.
So AMERICAN nationalism was never meant to crush other nations or force our will on others.
AMERICAN nationalism recognizes the right of sovereignty that every nation has.
AMERICAN nationalism lauds the freedom of the individual to pursue their dreams unfettered as long as those dreams do not infringe the rights of others to do the same.
AMERICAN nationalism is about defending the inalienable rights of the individual to do and be all they can to IMPROVE the human condition or NOT, as long as they do not harm others.
I could go on but the MEDIA both conservative AND liberal do us all a great disservice when they fail to understand and SHOW the difference between AMERICAN nationalism and the results of virtually every other form of nationalist ideology extant!
AMERICAN nationalism does not seek power over others. AMERICAN nationalism exalts the freedom of the American Citizen to live in freedom and prosperity always willing to help the less fortunate.
The ideology of AMERICAN nationalism is being buried in the distortion of the redefinition and the dumbing down of our citizens and our children makes it ever easier to manipulate us into a crass nationalism that has forgotten the responsibility to our fellow man that our Judaeo-Christian foundation requires of us individually and collectively.
The Founders passed on to us the responsibility to EDUCATE ourselves so that we WOULD NOT fall victim to such tactics.
Am I the only one left to speak up?
The Peril We Face!
25 … Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
29 … how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
Please think about this long and hard:
What these verses mean to America.
Verse 25 says to every AMERICAN, not something-American, but AMERICAN that if we allow ourselves to be divided against each other by those lawmakers, instigators, community organizers, globalists, communists, HATERS ALL, who would put personal interests of the moment and the quest for personal power, above the eternal principles of morality and personal responsibility upon which this nation was founded, we will be brought to desolation!! The Government of We the People is NOT centered in Washington D.C. It is centered in the reason and conscience of each and every one of US!
Verse 29 reveals the plan they are using against us! We, the strong man within his own house, has freely allowed those inside who hate him and will do their best to destroy him and spoil his goods. They are inside his walls, inside his doors, inside his defenses and are using that position of free access to bind him by claiming their right to do as they please inside his walls. As if their very presence gives them the same rights of ownership as he. Rights to tear down walls, enslave his children, rape and murder his family, sell or destroy his property, do whatever THEY see FIT! All because HE recognizes that man has inalienable rights and has come to the mistaken belief that all men are basically good. Consider Jer. 17:9 and Mark 7:18-23
Jeremiah 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Mark quoting the words of Jesus
18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Lastly Verse 30
We are at a crossroads in our history. We have not been so divided since the Civil War. The barbarians are not just at the gates they are inside the walls in greater numbers by the day. There are homegrown haters being produced all the time. America is a land which was founded on the principles of personal freedom and individual responsibility. Those who are not willing to support and defend those principles, and live up to them in their own lives, are part of the group trying to destroy all that the rest of us hold dear. We are a nation of laws. We must stand for the enforcement of those laws or we will be destroyed by those who hate. Those who are not with us are against us. We operate on the principle of ‘love thy neighbor as thyself.’ They operate on the principle of ‘my way or else’.
Americans need to stand for what America was founded to protect. We must not let ourselves be bound mentally or physically so the spoilers can have their way. Wake up America.
“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” – Dietrich Bonheoffer
OR is it:
The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it teaches its children to cherish and pass on to their children!
Bohheoffer was correct in so far as he went. The greatest generation did what they could to leave us a free country but they didn’t demand enough of us. They didn’t demand that we understand how valuable freedom is. They didn’t demand that we cherish it as much as they did. It takes a very deep love of an idea to be willing to sacrifice your life to preserve that idea. But it looks like it takes an even greater love to indoctrinate your children with the reasons for that love and be willing to accept nothing less of them than that they grow to show as much love for what our Founding Fathers bought for us as they had and that the greatest generation tried to preserve.
What is the question? The question is, do we love and cherish the truth of what the Founders gave us: the self-evident truths that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness?
No nation before or since has recognized these truths enough to set the foundations of its government upon them. We the People are to govern. If we cannot govern ourselves as individual citizens of a nation founded upon the recognition of these truths, if we allow people to live within our sovereign borders to deny these truths to others, we have lost what the Founders handed down.
Any person or group that cannot or will not live under the laws necessary to protect the inalienable rights of the individual that our governmental structure was erected to protect is a lawbreaker, a criminal. This in no way is meant to imply that there is no room for honest dissent.
At this moment we have in our midst a growing religion/political ideology/theocracy, that doesn’t recognize these truths. In fact under their economy, truth is a convenience to be bent, twisted, denied or used to further their goal of domination.
Their goal is to obliterate from the face of the earth any and all other beliefs. These people are willing to use our very belief in individual freedom to create a condition within our borders that would force people to give up essential liberty for safety. Our Founders knew and were familiar with such seditious methods. In fact, Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
What is the question? Sharia and the Constitution cannot coexist within the same borders as rule of law. The one denies the other. They are polar opposites concerning the rights of the individual. Are we willing to send those who profess and practice, and demand to live under Sharia, back to nations where that is the norm? Can one claim citizenship in a place where he denies the authority of the government to enforce the law of the land and at the same time reserves to himself the right to enforce his own laws upon others? No nation can survive that allows that to go on unopposed. Examples of failed states and states near failing are plentiful in the world today. Must we fail as a state to show how tolerant we are?
Reason says they must either change to live under our Constitution and rule of law or we must demand that they leave, move to a place that welcomes their rule of law.