January 8, 2014
'Ducking from the Truth' - The 'Gay Agenda' vs. LibertyTopics: Gay Agenda, Political News and commentaries
Mark Alexander begins his excellent, must-read, piece at TPP by reminding us of a quote from George Washington's farewell address in 1796. The quote addresses the basis of much of what the progressive movement in America continues to relentlessly pursue - the undermining of religion and our nation's moral fiber:
"Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."Although history has shown time and time again that when a country loses its moral fiber -- that nation is doomed to fail, far too many of us continue down a path toward excluding religion from our lives, hastening the loss of the moral fiber of our nation and its ultimate demise.
Alexander goes on to write:
For five decades, a relentless and insidious campaign to undermine faith and family, the foundational tenets of our Republic, has been on the rise. With the 2008 election of Barack Hussein Obama, the most faith-intolerant regime in the history of our Republic, the growth of that campaign has become a malignant battle for the hearts and minds of American voters.It's well worth your time to read the entire piece.
Most of the participants in this battle are unwitting pawns of the political Left, believing that they are simply supporting individual rights. In reality, they are systematically eroding the ground beneath the two most critical pillars of Liberty: faith and family. In the end, the inevitable and irrevocable terminus of these actions is tyranny.
Though social research organizations consistently find that those with gender identity issues make up less than 3% of the population, that tiny minority has become the most vociferous enemy of faith and family - and has rallied a substantial political constituency. For that reason, few social and political commentators will even venture into this arena, fearing public vilification and removal of their public platform by Leftmedia print and TV outlets under pressure from weak-kneed advertisers.
No such fear here, but as a prerequisite for this analysis, let it be stated clearly that the central government has no constitutional authority to regulate sexual activity between consenting adults. However, our Republic most assuredly has a stake in protecting religious Liberty, and marriage as defined by the Laws of Nature.
The first target of the Left and their homosexual agenda constituency is the first clause of the First Amendment to our Constitution, which states simply, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
That succinct proscription notwithstanding, Leftist judicial supremacists, who occupy what Thomas Jefferson called "the Despotic Branch," have adulterated the plain language of that clause to greatly suppress the free exercise of Liberty across the nation. They have succeeded in large measure to supplant Rule of Law with the rule of men - the rule of egocentric executives and legislators who believe they are the font of wisdom sufficient for ruling over their subjects.
The second pillar of Liberty targeted by the Left is the family - beginning with marriage. In the words of Justice Joseph Story, "Marriage is ... in its origin, a contract of natural law. ... It is the parent, and not the child of society; the source of civility and a sort of seminary of the republic."
As you recall, in 2008 candidate Obama himself feigned disdain for same-sex marriage and asserted a pretense of faith: "I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian ... it is also a sacred union. God's in the mix. ... I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage." Of course, that was just another bald-faced election-year lie. A full 12 years earlier, while running for Illinois State Senate, Obama said this: "I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages."
Obama's expressed sentiment therefore lasted only as long as the campaign. No sooner had he been elected than he began a concerted effort to undermine marriage by promoting "gay rights." Most notably in 2010, just weeks before the "Tea Party Republicans" who had decimated the Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections took control of the House, Obama signed last-minute legislation overturning the Clinton-era policy of "Don't Ask Don't Tell," thus subjecting military ranks to overt homosexuality.
What Leftist politicos understand, but most of their constituents do not, is that the deconstruction of religious Liberty and the family, starting with the redefinition of marriage, will ultimately result in the rise of an oppressive and dictatorial successor.
Occasionally, the Left attempts to merge both its assault on religious Liberty and upon the family into one battle, endeavoring to kill two birds with one stone - the first being the "Natural Law" contract of marriage, and the second being the objection to homosexuality by every religion on the planet.
Posted by Richard at January 8, 2014 10:44 PM
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