To all reading this post:
I said in May that I was done with my political activism, due in large part to the silence and seeming indifference on the part of the American people to act. I still feel that way. However, in light of Barry’s decision to halt deportations of countless illegals, I must “reactivate” myself, at least for this time. I believe if we do not force Congress to remove him as well as Attorney General Eric Holder and the lesbo Janet Incompetano from her Homeland Security position, we will likely be finished as a nation.
I just finished sending a two page letter to House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith’s offices in both DC and Texas to launch impeachment proceedings against our bogus POTUS without delay. I copied my Congressman, Pete Visclosky, as well as the useless Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor and have pasted it at the end of this post in case you would like to use it to contact your own Congressmen.
I have intentionally left out my two U.S. senators right now because according to the U.S. Constitution, impeachments begin in the U.S. House. If the House approves of articles of impeachment, then we’ll get the senators going in separate correspondence.
To contact your Congressmen and women, go here and then follow the links to get to your reps. If you plan to contact them before Labor Day, and I fully urge you to so, reach them at their district offices since members of Congress are currently in recess. And make sure a copy of your letter goes to Chairman Smith. I sent mine directly to him with a CC to my Congressman, Peter Visclosky.
Below is what I sent. Feel free to modify it to suit your own tastes but do not threaten any lives in your correspondence – not only is that counterproductive, it is obviously illegal and you may well get the Secret Service or some other federal police agency on your doorstep. We may all want to see the usurper removed in the worst way but urging violence against Congress if they don’t act serves to help no one.
Personally speaking, I would love to see Congress impeach and remove Barry, Holder and Incompetano (Dufus, Dork and Dyke) and then order them to face a military firing squad for their seditious conduct. But don’t you say what you will personally do, if you have such intent, because that can get you in trouble.
If you want to share with me what you wrote, copy and paste the contents into the comments section at the end. Please make sure, however, when you write your Congressman, you post your full mailing address. Your e-mail address is optional but I always post it, despite the fact that most communications I have with my lawmakers is thru fax, which is preferable to e-mail. You can leave your mailing address off in your comments to this post but if you’d like a personal reply, add your e-mail account. I’d be happy to write you back.
Spread the Word. These stooges must go.
Congressman Lamar Smith
Chairman, House Judiciary
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
DC Fax: (202) 225-8628
San Antonio Fax: (210) 821-5947
Austin Fax: (512) 306-0427
Dear Congressman Smith:
It is with grave urgency that I write you today. As the chairman of the House Judiciary, you have the capacity to wield a lot of clout. It is in that capacity that I urge you to fully use your power and influence by initiating articles of impeachment against Barry Soetoro, AKA Barack Obama, putative president of the United States and also Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, and Janet Napolitano, director of Homeland Security. I would also file charges to expel Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois for his joint seditious conduct with America’s bogus POTUS. The U.S. Senate should do similarly against Sen. Dick Durbin, also of Illinois, for his equally treacherous behavior.
I know you know by now of the executive order issued this past Thursday by this man. I’m referring to the decision to allow “non-violent“ lawbreakers and trespassers to escape deportation and eventually become U.S. citizens while violent criminals, however defined, get deported.
It obviously goes without saying that every illegal alien currently residing in this country is already a criminal by virtue of coming here without an official order to do so. So now we’re going to reward them, assuming they have no violent record, with schooling, jobs, citizenship and more, all without an act of Congress. I’m absolutely beside myself. This is completely wrong!
I don’t know how much Internet you are utilizing while you and the rest of Congress are in recess but if you have time, I suggest you read some of the news articles that allow the public to post comments. I can tell you with no uncertainty that at least 80% (a very conservative estimate) of the posters are absolutely livid with Barry’s decision. In fact, I’d say the numbers are closer to 90%. The American people do not want this, period.
There are two Fox News stories on this and at last count, the number of posters was approaching 19,000. Most of the few Obama supporters agreeing with him make no compelling argument for this decision. It absolutely warrants his removal as well as that of Holder and Miss Incompetano. This decision is seditious, treasonous and impeachable. And by and large, Americans want Congress to act against this man and this administration, despite Congress’s low approval rating.
It is unconscionable that Congress has thus far refused to impeach or otherwise remove this man from office. Here are a few examples of constitutional misconduct that warrant Barry’s removal but for which Congress has looked the other way:
- His fraudulent Hawaiian birth certificate and use of a Connecticut Soc. Sec. number
- His fraudulent Secret Service registration
- His refusal to defend the Defense of Marriage Act
- His decision to try Islamic terrorists in U.S. courts instead of military brigs
- His decision to close Guantanamo Bay and put terrorists in U.S. prisons
- His decision to go declare war on Libya without Congressional authorization
- His lawsuits opposing Arizona’s and Alabama’s bills against illegal immigration
- His lawsuits against Indiana, Kansas and others for restricting abortion funding
- Operation Fast and Furious
- Obamacare and forcing us under penalty of law to buy health insurance
And now the granddaddy of them all, willful failure to enforce federal immigration law and instead granting those who willfully broke our laws legal status. This constitutes treason, an offense which our Founding Fathers declared to be worthy of impeachment. Barry has crossed that line.
So, Rep. Smith, if none of these crimes are impeachable, then millions of Americans must know what are. Look, you were in Congress when Bill Clinton was impeached and you know damn well he was impeached for far less than what the current occupant in the Oval Office has committed. The willful refusal to obey and follow U.S. immigration law is arguably felonious, don’t you agree?
Congress’s blatant refusal to investigate Barry’s Kenyan citizenship is just as treasonous as to what he has done. The American people know by and large, even if you guys stubbornly refuse to admit and look into it, that Barry is an illegal and that Congress and the courts are giving him a pass in that regard. We know that birth certificate released in late April was as phony as a $7 bill.
It is thoroughly unacceptable that Congress is refusing to take action against Barry because he is black and because blacks may riot. Skin color and race are fully irrelevant here. The numerous crimes Barry has committed, plus the highly questionable, if not outright false, matter of his foreign citizenship absolutely necessitates his removal. This matter is open and shut.
Barry has called on Congress to return early to go to work for the American people. He’s right. Congress needs to return now, not after Labor Day, to start hearings to remove him. Come Monday morning, you need to call fellow members of the Judiciary Committee, particularly those in your own party, as well as Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor, to advise them of the urgency to return to Washington and that impeachment proceedings must commence promptly.
If after all these arguably impeachable crimes Congress still decides to refrain from seeking Barry’s exit, then We the People must do the unprecedented and force you and Congress to act. If that means we go in unprecedented numbers to DC, by tens of millions of Americans, despite the economic decimation of so many of us patriots and our lack of finances and time to go, then we must. If that means we stand outside every district and state office of all 535 senators and Congressmen (for those of us who cannot physically go to Washington) to compel them to act, then we must. If that means committing acts of civil disobedience, then we must. We cannot allow our country to rot at the expense of one man and a legislative body’s decision to ignore his crimes. This nation is bigger than Barry Soetoro. Congress’s perpetual ignoring of our letters, faxes, e-mails and calls to act has forced us to the brink. Our country must be saved at all cost.
As you well know, Congressman, presidents have historically been viewed as the consummate examples of patriotism, character and integrity. When a president abdicates those traits, it sends a message that it’s OK to break laws, with or without impunity. This president, a dubious one at best, has done that countless times throughout his life, both public and private. To refuse to indict him for his numerous crimes tells Americans, particularly young impressionable ones, that the high and mighty and privileged are immune from being prosecuted for wrongdoing. If you and Congress refuse to step up to the plate now, you all are just as guilty by being complicit with him.
I love my country but I hate what is being done to it. As a result, we must do our part to stop the hemorrhaging. Please, I beg of you, do the right thing now and launch Barry’s impeachment. We cannot wait til Nov. 2012 for the country to heal. It must begin now and it must begin with you and the Judiciary Committee. God bless America.
In my most recent piece, I stated that commentary would be my last until further notice. This one here is my “further notice”. And this is the finale. I have finally thrown in the towel on political activism – not because I want to but because I realize I can’t save the country by myself, nor can a few thousand. And too many Americans are AWOL.
There are only two options that I see to save the country. One is getting 50-60 million patriotic Americans (roughly 15-20% of the population) to go to Washington and not leave until Barry Soetoro is ousted. I believe this would put the fear of God in those who live there and make and enforce the laws that affect our daily lives.
But although I think this is the better of the two options, there are a couple major drawbacks. One of them is getting that number of people from across the 50 states to come. The long travel and cost to get to DC, particularly from states more than a couple hundred miles away, plus lodging, would be too heavy on most pocketbooks in this country’s desperate financial state.
The other drawback would be such an event would arguably create the worst traffic jam ever in American history. It would easily eclipse all those horrendous gridlocks we all hear about in California, particularly in Los Angeles and south of there. It would be a literal nightmare, regardless of the means of logistics used to get to DC. However, my concern here is not so much for the DC residents and law enforcement that would be forced to deal with it as it would be for the patriots making the long (or short) haul. In short, so many of the 50-60 million would never be able to be there, no matter how hard they tried. It would be the equivalent of stuffing phone booths with countless humanoids.
The second option is what I alluded to at the conclusion of that last article. And that is we would organize and mobilize citizens across all 50 states to stage daily pickets and rallies outside every district office of every Congressman and senator until action was taken to remove the usurper. A sustained presence outside these offices on a 5-6 day basis could not ignored by the press, the aides to the Congressmen and senators and the Congressmen and senators themselves. For whatever reason, despite a seemingly endless litany of constitutionally legitimate reasons to remove Mr. Soetoro, Republicans and Democrats don’t want to do the right thing and force this man out. The only way they will do so is if millions of these Americans made the jaunt to the local offices of these men and women and committed their presence there until Soetoro’s ouster is completed.
But as I said in that piece, the number of people who responded favorably to this idea (which I cannot take sole credit for) out of a massive e-mail was less than the amount of fingers on one hand. I’m not even going to break it down the percentage of the response as it was, in this writer’s view, a complete embarrassment. I cannot adequately state how disheartened I was and still am at the colossal lack of response and interest of the patriots on this writer’s e-mail database. That, coupled with a more recent turn of events, has forced me to waive the proverbial white flag. I am all but finished as an activist.
I mean, folks, what’s it going to take to force Congress to remove Barry Soetoro? His refusal to enforce America’s immigration laws and instead sue the state of Arizona for trying to do what the feds won’t – isn’t that treason? His bluntly stated refusal to defend the lawfully enacted Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates Article II, Section 3 to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed”. His refusal to consult Congress before waging war on Libyaand military attack on a Pakistani compound (for which I do not for one moment believe Osama Bin Laden was alive at the time of assault)? His release of a “long form” birth certificate that was almost immediately debunked as photo shopped and thus totally bogus? What about Barry’s fraudulent use of a Connecticut Social Security number? What about his alleged forged Selective Service draft registration?
This is just a small sampling of the crimes America’s putative president has committed. Congress ignores the obvious, leaving it up to the people to search for the truth. And when the truth is found and shared with Congress, it looks the other way, no matter how compelling the findings may be.
And while we have patriots who fiercely want Barry removed, virtually none of them (at least that I can see) are willing to get in their vehicles and stand and hold signs outside these Congressional and senatorial offices, demanding our elected representatives do their duty and impeach or otherwise force the usurper’s removal.
So if we refuse to do something that is not at all difficult but at most a bit inconvenient (traveling to the offices of our elected officials) and there is no national interest to do so, why should I continue my activism? How many more e-mails must we continue to forward over and over before we say enough is enough? Frankly, I’m not interested in sending any more electronic messages on how bad Obama is, what he has done, what he is doing to the country to bring it to oblivion, etc. If what we know today is far more than sufficient to warrant his ouster, why should I read dozens more e-mails and web pages of how horrible this scum is? I know enough now. He must go now. We can’t wait until November 2012. But if you really want to wait until then, I will assure you this right now – our nation is finished.
Are the American people too content to enjoy American Idol & Dancing with the Stars to be bothered with the country and what will be left for future generations? Sure seems so.
Whenever this writer has to go to the grocer to pick up necessities, regardless of which store it is, there is hardly a time where the CD vending machine stationed outside or adjacent to its premises doesn’t have someone in line using it or waiting to use it. In fact, just a few weeks ago, I observed a line of 10-12 people waiting to access the machine at one local store. And believe me, the temptation has been there for me to go up to some of these younger ones to shake them by the bootstraps, asking them where their priorities are. Sadly it can be seen that it isn’t God and country. The boob tube, Hollywood, the CD vending machines and Netflix, among other things, seem to beckon the interests of the American people more than the nation’s destruction done by our putative president with Congress looking in the opposite direction.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t educate ourselves with what is going on in the country and grind our e-mails to a halt. We should. But I don’t need to read any more stories how bad Obama is. I know that all quite well. I don’t need to know any more about Barry’s background, his bogus birth certificate, his lack of natural born citizenship, etc. The facts are out there, they cannot be denied and they are in abundance.
I look at the recent 40 Days for Life whereby men and women, teens, and boys and girls all congregated outside abortion clinics all across America, praying for an end to the holocaust on our children and counseling would be terminating moms to keep their children. The people present there have not only saved the lives of the unborn but have greatly reduced the number of people entering these houses of horror.
And if that was not enough, there were days where clinics were closed because of the presence of these ordinary men and women who sacrificed their time to do what they did.
And if that still wasn’t enough, there were reports of clinics permanently shutting their doors. You can read all these day by day heroics and miracles at the 40 Days website.
So if young and old across America can meet day in and day out for 40 consecutive days to save babies and close abortion mills, why the heck can’t we all get out in front of every Congressional and senatorial office every Monday thru Saturday for at least 40 days and put a close on the Barack presidency? It’s still in existence today because we don’t care enough to stop it. I can almost guarantee that a 40 days presence will make many a man and woman lawmaker very uneasy about being silent on Obama. A 40 day presence will compel them to act if the numbers are sustained and by the thousands and millions. It’s up to us, people. How bad do you want our putative president removed?
Until enough Americans say we want to be regularly outside of all our lawmakers’ offices, all 1500-2000 of them, until the usurper is removed, count me out of further activism. The number one thing we need is Obama’s removal. Without that, the rest of the stuff, while maybe carrying a level of importance, is ultimately irrelevant.
I still am willing to coordinate this project. But it will take each of you to express your serious interest to me to do so. Use the comment section or e-mail me at email@example.com. Without it, I’m done dancing. This is otherwise my last post, period.
After long thought and consideration, I have decided to make this piece my last for this blog until further notice. I want to share my personal thoughts and feelings for this decision and will do so at the close of this piece. But first I’d like to go back and cover something our putative president told us on the 2008 campaign trail.
Perhaps there is nothing more frightening than the thought of a military-like presence in a residential neighborhood. It’s even more chilling than seeing lines of squad cars cordoning off a street to check drivers to see if they’re drinking and/or not wearing a seat belt, the latter being a blatant unconstitutional violation of the 4th Amendment.
The images of a group of law enforcement officers walking thru a community sends a message that a crime is about to be averted or if in place, shut down. In such cases, most residents of that community would relish such a presence or at least not be bothered or intimidated by it, unless it becomes a regular pattern.
But seeing military commandos walking down our sidewalks or cruising down our streets would like send shivers up most any normal human being. Yet as disturbing as this would be, the thought of some largely unknown civilian army (with no direct ties to either the U.S. military or traditional law enforcement agencies) parading thru a city would possibly not only send shockwaves thru its residents but create massive and likely unprecedented panic and fear. Most any rational headed man or woman would equate such activity to that of a police state with images of what occurs in many foreign nations coming to mind.
I know. Because when I first heard Obama mention this civilian army at a campaign stop in Colorado, those thoughts and images raced through and plagued my entire being. I could envision the gross and blatant violation of our 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Amendments.
And mind you, I’m no conspiracy theorist. I don’t see how any normal minded law abiding individual could not be fearful of possibly being escorted from his or her dwelling to a prison or makeshift concentration camp by a law enforcement officer or military official, let alone a civilian army official, however that may be defined.
But a couple recently surfaced items have compelled me to reexamine what Obama might have implied when he was making his run for the White House. Mind you, these are only observations. And mind you, I know as so many of you do that Obama is a serial liar. He is the equivalent of the little boy crying “Wolf!” on steroids. He should not be trusted on pretty much anything. He is perhaps an instrument of the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya.
But what if Obama meant what he said in this regard? What if he truly wants to assemble an army that is as strong as our current military forces, if not stronger? We may not have an idea of what his true intent is but if it begins like with the expansion of the Americorps as Michael Savage points out here, or with this idea, or even with this one (worth viewing since it incorporates excerpts from both previous videos, plus more), we better sober up.
One of those items introduces us to the new Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy. The question that begs for an answer upon seeing the name of the school is this: what leadership skills does America’s allegedly legit president possess that entitles his name to go on a school building and set as an example for others to emulate? But beyond that, since Obama has sealed all his papers from public purview via executive order, his very first upon assuming office, we don’t have any transcripts as a student, awards as a teacher (if he so was one) or any other related documentation from his classroom or teaching days as examples of why a school should be named for him. Therefore, we don’t know what caliber of an individual this mystery man possesses other than of the unproven hearsays from talking heads on radio, TV and the Internet.
The limited information on the schools website doesn’t reveal much of anything different than we might read about a traditional public school. Dancing Czars exposes a few tidbits of details about its chief administrator there as a result of an unlinked story posted there.
Other details that might be revealed thru a Google search pans out nothing out of the ordinary, though a short video (volume quality is poor) gives the indication that this will probably be an all black school. Based on the school district’s testing criteria, curricula here would seem to be that of any other middle school and high school in the Dallas district. So maybe there’s nothing here.
But I do have this gnawing feeling, given the army videos and what is known about Obama, that there could be something more sinister in the brewing, like:
Will the school attract Muslims and teach about Islam in any capacity?
Will there be political activities on campus, particularly ones that will endeavor to recruit students to government service and some form of military combat?
Will the school be a recruitment source for Democrats? With Obama’s name on the outside and his political prowess, I wouldn’t put this past him, despite the fact that schools are not supposed to be tools for political party organization. Recall the hubbub from Sept. 2009 when Obama used his bully pulpit to speak to public school students from the Oval Office upon their return to school.
With this being an all male school, was the gender segregation done to keep young impressionable students disciplined towards their studies? Or realizing how Obama is the most pro-homo (putative) president ever in office, knowing how he seeks to promote the agenda at every turn and how he may have such tendencies himself, will this be a subtle effort to teach and homosexualize pupils? Don’t laugh. Massachusetts has been the one state subsidizing taxpayers to do so.
It does seem a bit peculiar in a strong conservative Republican state like Texas that a school named for our alleged president (and who is largely unpopular there) now exists. Perhaps I’m reading too much into it. Maybe I’m going overboard politicizing it. But what if I’m not? There may indeed be nothing to this. But with Obama being who he is, a homosexual embracing Muslim and a person who has done nothing, despite widespread concerns, to prove he’s a natural born citizen, I’d rather be safe than sorry in saying this.
The second item is in all likelihood a bigger consideration for Obama’s civilian army. And that pertains to the tragic December repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) in the U.S. armed forces. It was a horrible decision by Congress to approve of it but it fits right in line with who Obama is and what he supports. Sadly, it’s being implemented right before our very eyes. And if you want to know how repulsive the results of repeal are showing itself to be, here you go. You have to read it to believe it.
4 months ago, Gen. James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marines, our best of the best in uniform, made a strong case against the DADT repeal to Congress. Less than two months after, he and one of his juniors have been apparently brainwashed to do the 180 (upper video – can also be seen directly on You Tube here).
It’s a terrible blight on our nation, both the acceptance of homosexual conduct as federal policy and the foisting of it on the men (and women) in uniform. We can thank most of the Democrats as well as a few Republicans and the likely bogus POTUS for the repeal.
I know, some of you may be asking, “What does the DADT repeal have to do with Obama’s idea of civilian army – the federal military would have nothing to do with that”.
It all starts with one word as I alluded to two paragraphs ago: brainwashing.
Now let me hasten to add that I don’t know if there will be a correlation between a civilian army and the U.S. Armed Forces. But if you can “convert” a prized and principled military leader like James Amos into accepting openly degrading and unnatural sexual behavior among the men (and women) who wear the uniform, well, you might be able to “convert” anyone.
We don’t know what went on behind the scenes with Obama, Defense Secretary Bob Gates and other high ups to cause Commander Amos to alter his apparent previously strong position on homosexuals in the military. If you didn’t know how principled it was, just read the second paragraph here. Not only was he opposed to repeal but so were the chiefs of the Army & Air Force. And back in May, so was the head of the Navy.
So with our military’s finest now deluded to accept degrading and unnatural sexual acts and to allow such practitioners to openly serve, it appears we’ve reached the end of an era of integrity. What has been both historically and Biblically viewed as verboten is now publicly tolerated, if not enthusiastically embraced, as part of our “brave” new military.
So how does the DADT repeal square with Obama’s concept of a civilian army as powerful as our actual military? This is a theory but follow along.
No matter how hard the left and homosexuals on the left try to mainstream homosexual activity as normal and safe, the facts completely undo such thinking. Most rational kids with normal childhoods do not enter puberty with raging hormones to engage in sexual activity with someone of their own gender. Those who participate in such activities (more so men) find themselves personally conflicted and confused, both from a moral standpoint as well as a natural one. Those who persist in such activities find themselves dug in to it and gradually become firmly entrenched, generally believing from both a moral and natural standpoint that there is no issue with homosexual conduct. Such people cannot distinguish right from wrong and this is why there is grave danger with the change of the DADT policy.
As is known by those of us who watch and read what is going on in the White House, we know that Obama has more homosexuals and homosexual sympathizers and allies than any previous president and perhaps more than all presidents combined since Reagan. It would be too lengthy to detail all the groups and events with a homosexual “flavor” that have been part and parcel of the Obama agenda but suffice it to say that it is extensive and if you’re not sure of it, just plug it all into your favorite search engine.
With our military in the process of being brainwashed on homosexual conduct, it stands to reason that Obama may be making plans to have America’s military leaders train public outcasts to be part of his civilian army. And what better way to do so than train avowed homosexuals as well as Muslims, to the extent the two can coexist?
Radical homosexuals and radical Muslims do not like America as it is and want to make it into an image that our Founding Fathers could never envision. To do away with traditional marriage in favor of any faux form of it and to attempt to mainstream Islam and the Koran in America would drastically alter our national fabric. Yet that is exactly what Obama is doing, given the sizable number of homosexuals and Muslims in his administration. To put the two generally disaffected groups together would seem to be a Herculean task, given the views of some Middle Eastern nations towards homosexual and given how many hard core homosexuals view any religion, be it Islam or Christianity.
Yet that’s what Obama seems to be achieving, which is partly why I believe that if he is not the antichrist, he is at least paving the way for him. What other discrete and divergent groups are so enamored with this empty suit?
So if homosexuals and Muslims are heavy in the Obama Administration, more so than all previous (legitimate) presidents combined, and our U.S. military is being brainwashed on homosexual behavior and Islam, why would such individuals not be considered to be part of an Obama civilian army? Add to that the illegals currently residing in the U.S. that he enthusiastically embraces as well as disaffected black youth (which have been seen in military-like training exercises on You Tube) and you may have some form of civilian army full of outcasts beyond our wildest imaginations.
Of course, this is a theory and I accept that I could fully be in error here. But think about it. What kind of folks would consider being part of a civilian military led by an anti-American “president” other than the disaffected or those who view themselves as such? Would your normal every day Americans, even liberal ones, who go to work and raise families consider taking up arms against their fellow Americans? I’m not even sure you can get your hardest of hard core Democrat leftists in public office (the Nancy Pelosis, the Barbara Boxers, the Harry Reids, Dick Durbins, etc.) to do so.
But if you’re not an American citizen, as Barack Obama is suspected not to be, then what’s to keep you from taking arms against the country you live in. Lack of allegiance would be a dead giveaway to someone thinking of putting together a civilian army. But who’s to say Obama has any? Remember, there was likely a reason he didn’t cross his hand over his heart during the playing of the national anthem. It wasn’t an accident.
The volumes of evidence showing Obama not to be constitutionally qualified because he’s not a natural born citizen are almost insurmountable. And there is scant little, if any, evidence that Obama would not take up arms against the American people if it gets really bad. And that is getting nearer to reality, especially as Americans are looking at whether Obama really met the constitutional requirements for the presidency.
I’m not going to address the FEMA camps that have been alleged where Americans may find themselves as a result of rebelling against the Obama Administration. It has been viewed as conspiracy thinking. It may well be. But what if it’s not? Although I don’t plan to discuss it in this piece, is it out of the realm that Obama could not use these facilities against us by rounding us up and putting us there? I would not be too quick to dismiss it. A call for a civilian army arouses the wildest of imaginations, many of which should not arbitrarily be dismissed.
One last point. Some folks may think Obama was conjuring up every thought he could when he was on the campaign trail, including the civilian army. And now from what we know about Obama since taking office 2+ years ago, a good many of us know that he’s a serial liar who cannot be trusted to tell the truth on virtually anything. So is it possible that he could be lying about the civilian army as well? Yes, he could.
But what if this is the one rare exception whereby Obama tells us the truth? We would be remiss if we pooh poohed it.
As those of you know and have followed me for years, you know I love writing. I believe God has gifted me to do so. From my days of writing for The Reality Check and Alan Keyes Renew America to my Seat Belt Choice website (inactive) to my Stop the ACLU website (also inactive) to my blogs and miscellaneous places, I have cherished getting the word out on so many items. I have been blest with a rich knowledge of all the news and resources the Internet has to offer as well as the Holy Scriptures which has shaped my thinking and world view of what I have gleaned from being online for nearly a decade. It’s long been my hope, prayer and passion that what I have shared, both via e-mail and my websites and blogs, would make an impression and impact on all I’ve come to meet.
Make no mistake about it. Those of you whom God has put in my path have helped shape my thinking and world view. Your knowledge and analyses of public figures, national and world events and spiritual matters have blessed me to no end. Being able to spread the word on these items and compel lawmakers to address them for the betterment of the states and country we live in is something I am proud of.
However, there gets to be a point where one has to ask themselves (as I have) how much more we need to spread the word on something to get our message out. I have now come to that point. I no longer want to be an armchair quarterback or general, either to you, my readers and supporters, or to our elected officials. I want to be where the action is.
I can no longer sit at my computer for hours on end composing and sending compelling messages, be they in the form of e-mails, news items for my website or blog, or for action items to lawmakers at the state and federal level.
Last month, I wrote this piece. At the suggestion of a fine patriotic woman and contact, I outlined how we all must come together to encompass all the district offices of every Congressman and woman and U.S. senator in America for the purpose of impeaching or otherwise removing Barack Obama from the White House. I originally thought it would be a fabulous idea if we all went to Washington (like 20-50 million of us) to force the usurper out. I still think it is a great idea. But not too many folks can make the long trip to DC, because of jobs (for those who still have them), finances, families or simply the distance to travel to DC, especially those who live more than a few hours north, south or west of the capitol. It simply becomes not feasible because of the logistics involved.
So I proposed this idea to the many contacts I have from my Stop the ACLU days as well as others I’ve come to know since my active days there. I thought we finally had something tangible we could make an impact for. We wouldn’t have to go across the country to Capitol Hill. We could just go to the district offices of all our Congressional officials and hold up signs, demanding action from them on Obama. The pressure for Congress to act would be too great to ignore if all 535 elected officials in Congress had their local offices blanketed with impeachment and removal signs. Doing this on a daily basis would be something that could not be ignored.
As a result of my e-mail, I cannot tell you how dismayed I was when the number of responses I got to the idea on my blog amounted to less than one hand’s fingers. I thought this idea was a sure winner. But by the deafening silence conveyed from my e-mail, it was clear that a good many of my contacts did not think so, preferring to do nothing or be little more than armchair generals operating from their keyboards. We can no longer keep the status quo. Unfortunately, some of us are content to be so, despite the country being stolen from us by the likes of Obama, Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano and a House Speaker (John Boehner) who doesn’t have the balls to tell Obama to show his papers or quit, nor to insist that taxpayer abortion funds and EPA funding be removed from budget considerations.
Though we must never cease educating our friends, families and others on the numerous agenda items the country faces day in and day and the dangers Obama poses to us both individually and corporately, there comes a time where we absolutely have to leave the keyboard behind and take to the streets. This is that time. America is in crisis mode with a dangerous man in the Oval Office and a Congress with a speaker who “takes Obama at his word” instead of investigating himself whether he’s a natural born U.S. citizen.
We can call, write, fax and e-mail Congress all we want but with few exceptions, its members will not listen to us. The only way they will hear us (along with the media) is if they see a sustained presence outside their 1200-1500 offices across the fruited plain with signs demanding Obama’s removal. It’s cheaper than going to Washington and requires nothing except wheels to get to their offices and makeshift signs demanding they act immediate. Not everyone can go every day to a Congressman or senator’s office. But we can ensure that coverage is consistent six days a week. There needs to be at least 100 men and women outside of every congressional and senatorial office in America on a daily basis (Monday thru Saturday) if we’re going to have a chance to save the nation. Obama, Holder and Napolitano will not go if we stay home. Patriotism demands action now!
As the venerable conservative Jewish columnist Don Feder wrote, “Where’s the Outrage“?
Unless and until we are willing to adopt the details laid out on my previous article, America will likely further sink into oblivion. Lots of well-intentioned folks have great ideas to restore the constitutional republic via different methods. The problem is many of those methods are largely not understood by the public. The ideas are in many ways compelling. However, most are not readily comprehended and virtually none get rid of the petulant man child in the Oval Office. The idea listed on my blog is easily understood and requires no experience, just patriotism and perpetual calls for Obama to go.
The issue is not can we do it but will we? If patriotism is still alive and you want to get involved in this national effort, you’ll contact me. If it’s dead and you don’t want to get involved, you won’t. But think about what you will leave for those behind you if you decide that saving the country for your children and from a bogus president doesn’t warrant a little time and sacrifice on your part.
This is my last call to everyone. I pray for an unprecedented response. Because without it, America’s finest days may well have passed us by. And without it, my activist days will likely go into the annals of American history.
Many of us are familiar with the Whitney Houston classic “The Greatest Love of All” (also sung by George Benson). Though it is new agey in a way, there is a lesson to be grasped. Consider these lines:
Everybody’s searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone to fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me
For years, America’s conservatives, patriots and for that matter, anyone who wanted an impartial view of the news and wanted a media heavyweight behind it could depend on FoxNews.com and the Fox News Channel. When we couldn’t get it from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, we could rely on America’s “hero”. If we couldn’t get the story at all (other than on lesser known websites and blogs), we knew we could find it on Fox.
Some folks have been saying for quite some time now that Fox has discarded its moniker “we report, you decide”. Yes, it could be seen in some respects. Perhaps no one was more biased on some issues (albeit not all) than the true pinhead, Bill O’Reilly.
But there still existed a consensus from Fox reporters and hosts like Britt Hume and Sean Hannity that we could get both sides of a story and the public would figure out what was truth and what was not.
Those days at Fox are pretty much over. Fox has been one of the last media venues to address the issue no one there dared touch, that being Barack Obama’s birth certificate (BC) and presidential eligibility. The issue percolated when Hawaii’s Gov. Neil Abercrombie earlier this year publicly announced that he wanted to put an end to it all by ordering the release of the alleged BC.
But when he ran into circumstances that forced him to backtrack, the media was forced to sit up and take notice. The burst of entrepreneur and tycoon Donald Trump onto the 2012 presidential scene and his outspokenness on the absence of any proof of natural born citizenship of America’s putative prez quickly kicked the issue into high gear. Suddenly he was getting interviews on media outlets across the spectra. With Fox sticking out like a sore thumb on its then non-participation, it was forced to cover what it cringed doing.
These became Maalox moments for O’Reilly, Hannity, Greta Van Susteren, Neal Cavuto, Megyn Kelly and others at Fox shunning to discuss what the public is increasingly concerned about (besides jobs and high gas and food prices).
But instead of running with the issue and giving both sides of the story, the talking heads at Fox were acting like politer versions of PMSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Joe Scarborough, CNN’s Suzaane Malveaux, the New York Times Gail Collins and others, treating Trump and his supporters with skepticism as to why this should be a national issue.
And then Fox comes out with this hit piece yesterday, the “coup de gras” to its previous history of impartiality. And boy, as you will see, it is loaded with disdain at those of us who not only question but seriously doubt the presidential credentials of Barack Obama.
A quick summary of the Fox blatant bias comes in four parts:
- “Polls show that the billionaire reality star’s popularity has been on the rise as he’s taken up the so-called “birther” cause”. As Trump points out, the term “birther” has been, in his words (and mine), a “pejorative” (AKA slur). Anyone using this term in an article, other than in a quote, is likely using it as a point of mockery and disdain. Fox repeats the term in the third to last paragraph, not as a quote from someone but inserting its own two cents.
- “appealing to a fringe movement”. So people like me who question Obama’s lack of natural born citizenship appear to be “fringe” folks (AKA extremists). Funny but that doesn’t seem to jive with some recent polling. Perhaps Fox is the one on the fringe.
- “Most mainstream politicians have rejected this conspiracy theory as hokum, but Trump has embraced it”. So questioning whether Obama lines up with being a natural born citizen, according to Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 5 of the Constitution is now viewed by Fox as conspiratorial and “hokum”, another word for nonsense.
- “Though the president has produced a certificate of live birth”. This is disingenuous reporting on the part of Fox. There are countless articles from experts debunking the so-called birth certificate, too many to list here, but if you have lived in a hut over the last 2-3 years and haven’t seen an example of a truly bogus document compared to a bonafide one, compare Obama’s phony BC to Trump’s legitimate one.
(Is Fox so far removed that they want its readers to believe that the one Obama originally posted on his Fight the Smears website is authentic? Puhleez!)
In the top left corner of the Fox page (as well as all its news pages) you see below its logo “Fair and Balanced”. Frankly, there’s zilch that’s fair on this piece and if this is balanced, then I have a bridge for sale in New York I can offer you for next to nothing.
If those questioning Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president is viewed as fringe, then maybe Fox staff should view the 10,500+ comments (and counting) in just over a 24 hour period (at the time of this writing). Granted, there are opposition posts to those of us who believe Obama is ineligible but by far, the vast majority of posters here see a big problem. And Fox thinks the 9-10,000 who do are fringe? How many other articles of theirs at any time get posted comments into the five figures? Look at the “Most Commented” list to the right and try to find ones there (or any other recently past article) with anything remotely close.
Perhaps someone could ask Fox why no one individual wants to put his or her name as the author of this hit piece since none is listed.
And maybe someone could ask Hannity (if you can get thru to him) how prior to the 2008 election he could dig up so much dirt on Obama and his shady character pals like Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko, and Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his arguably racist church but then make a boneheaded statement on this past Thursday’s show, saying to his so-called great American panel (web link cannot be found but the show was seen by this writer), “I assume the president was born in the United States”.
Memo to Sean (if he’s listening): Hey, buddy, why don’t you do the same research on Obama’s questionable natural born status in the same way you did his connections three years ago instead of just assuming? And if you come up with the same things so many of us have come up with, why not use both your radio and TV shows to report your findings? If Ruppert Murdoch or Roger Ailes fires you for doing so, consider it as a badge of honor to God, country and your audience. You will have done a heroic service to America and you will be highly valued and respected for standing on principle instead of with the hush hushers at the Fox hierarchy who appear to prefer to bow to Obama and his FCC instead.
You’re financially set with the nice six figure salary you get at Fox. Because of this and other reasons, isn’t the possible loss of your job at Fox worth it as a sacrifice to get the truth out on Obama and his ineligibility? Wouldn’t you want to be a hero to your audience, constitutionalists, conservatives and other patriots? Or is the Rodney King mentality, “can’t we all just get along” more important to you?
If you wish to e-mail the last paragraph to Hannity, his address is firstname.lastname@example.org. However, do not expect a reply or comment unless it’s in the multiples of thousands. He doesn’t advertise his e-mail address any more. At least O’Reilly still does, though don’t expect him to respond to this matter if you write him on it. But if you wish to do so, email@example.com.
Unfortunately, it appears Fox is not alone among the prestigious so-called conservative news sites when it comes to Barack’s ineligibility. The Washington Times also came up with this slightly slanted piece, albeit not as heavily so, this past Friday. The term “birther” was injected twice and “talk show conspiracists” once. But at least the writers’ names were provided and there was a little more objectivity here than the Fox story.
Memo to WT writers David Eldridge and Ben Wolfgang: Why does this issue not command your investigation? Are you unaware that constitutional lawyer Mario Apuzzo, one of those suing the Obama Administration, has advertised several times in your paper, including as recently as last month? Have you read his ad. Is it not compelling? Or is Mario a kook in your opinion? Don’t you think you could take a little time to talk to him (his contact info is readily observable on his home page. I assure you, he does interviews.
E-mail info for Mr. Eldridge and Mr. Wolfgang are noticeably absent here but if you’re interested in contacting them thru the paper or by fax or submitting a letter to the editor, details can be located here.
I won’t yet lump the WT into the category Fox now officially belongs to, the “Unfair and Imbalanced” one, since there is a general fairness in their writings – the ones on repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, or DADT, in the military (like this one) are very sound. And it is good on most other matters. But it is one we need to keep our eyes on.
That said, our hero sources are dwindling, those that have significant name recognition. It’s becoming more fashionable to read the lesser known sites and blogs for they have readers to gain. Sources like Fox, the WT, NewsMax and others have large reader bases. With biased reporting like seen in the above news story, Fox’s audience will likely drop some of its support, at least from those who watch its shows. The online site will likely maintain a high volume because unlike with the TV, you can pick what you want to read and view anytime. You don’t have that luxury on the boob tube, unless you switch the channel.
But it must be said that the Fox News Channel is not one of us any more. It doesn’t fulfill our needs that much any more. And so we will learn to depend on others for fair and balanced. Because Fox has abandoned it. And it must now pay the price in its ratings until such time it decides to cater to its audience and not Obama and the Saudis who are helping Mr. Murdoch in veering away from its previously refreshing coverage.
So now that I’ve reported the facts, it’s up to you to decide whether to believe them.
If you’re like me, you’re wondering what we have to do as a country to remove putative President Barack Obama from the White House as well as his attorney general, Eric Holder. Millions of rallies, pickets, protests, e-mails, calls, faxes, letters, etc. to members of Congress to either impeach Obama or simply call for his removal due to his all but certain lack of U.S. citizenship has fallen on deaf ears. No matter how much we cry out because of Obama’s countless unprecedented and unconstitutional actions, it seems as if the U.S. House & Senate have become immune to the voices of the American people.
So does that mean we toss in the towel and wait until Nov. 2012 to remove the impostor? Not on your life! We may not even have a country by then and I do not say that lightly. It’s almost beyond arguable that the actions of King George and his British armies prior to our nation’s founding pale in contrast to today’s constitutionally dubious president.
There are two things we absolutely must do on a daily process while the political process (and our prayers) plays out. First, we must recall some of Winston Churchill’s most notable quotes such as, “Never, never, never give up”, “If you’re going thru hell, keep going” and “We shall never surrender”. We must be in this to win. We cannot even entertain the thought of losing. Our country is literally at stake.
Second, we would do well to look to the Good Book for guidance, like Luke 18:1-8.
1And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
2Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
3And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
4And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
5Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Vs. 1 instructs us to pray and not faint, or in other words, not to give up. While the premise of this scripture is to continually seek and petition the Almighty for answers to our prayers, the analogy Jesus describes is the one we should look to in a political sense. However, it is imperative we do not forget God and Christ throughout the process for without staying attached to the Lord, we can accomplish nothing (John 15:5).
Verses 2-5 in our vernacular could be construed (though it has yet to occur) in our modern day to be the equivalent of asking America’s courts to hear the merits of the dozens of lawsuits challenging Obama’s constitutional credentials to be president. The suits continue to be filed and the cases continue to be dismissed without full hearings. It’s tempting to give up because the system appears to be rigged. But we mustn’t do so.
Perhaps that is how the abused woman in this parable felt. There’s no justice anywhere. Yet she continually pounded the judge’s chambers to hear her out and eventually he waved his own white flag because he was tired of being pestered. As a result, as the scripture says, he gave her the justice she sought.
Then the Lord reminds us in vs. 6 that the judge who rendered his verdict was “unjust”. And boy, do we have enough of them in today’s courts or what?
It is important in our prayer times (for those of us who know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior) to “never give up”, even when things seem bleak. It is, however, also important to be reminded that God does not always say YES to our prayers. He sometimes says NO or tells us to wait or He may answer in an entirely different manner. But it’s vital to never surrender in on our prayers, unless the prayers are totally contrary to the nature of God.
In the same way that we petition to God we must petition Congress continually to begin the constitutional process of removing the putative president. It appears that no matter what Obama is doing, Congress either ignores it or explains it away. A willing failure to secure America’s borders, suing a state that chooses to do so and thus protect its citizens, publicly refusing to defend the lawfully enacted Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and now going to war in Libya sans congressional authorization are all impeachable offenses.
We don’t know what it will to take for the U.S. House and Senate to agree that Obama has committed constitutional atrocities that warrant his removal. If refusing to defend our borders, our marriage laws and refusing to heed Congress before firing strikes on a foreign nation do not qualify as impeachable in the minds of our elected men and women, we don’t know what will. But that does not mean we quit. Yes, it’s terribly distressing for those of us with a keen sense of the obvious. Yet we must regularly pray to the Almighty for our protection and for Congress to do its job. We pray, petition our elected senators and representatives and repeat – every week, every month – until Obama is gone.
For sure this will be tedious. But like the poor woman Jesus described, we don’t abandon our constitutional obligation. We must persist until Congress says YES to the American people. And if we lawfully hassle them enough and show them the monumental proof that our likely illegitimate prez warrants removal, then they may act. To put it in the late Edmund Burke’s words, Congress may not see the light they have felt the (intense) heat.
Only then would Churchill likely be proud.
Although the current intent of my blog is to continue pushing for Obama’s removal from office (and we will not stop until he’s gone), I want to set aside that just for the moment to comment on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this week involving the Westboro Baptist Church and a lawsuit against it by a grieving father of a deceased U.S. Marine. I have followed the actions and theology of this church almost since I first got online nearly 10 years ago (don’t ask me how I first heard about them as I can’t recall) and would like to throw in my personal two cents and more.
I am the son of former Navy dad who served during the Korean War. My dad did not die while in combat (he later committed suicide from acute alcoholism) but he did serve his country faithfully. I later received a beautiful naval flag from President Reagan in honor of my dad’s service. I did not serve myself but suffice it to say that I know a few things about the military. And I am a huge supporter of our troops, though I have come to question why we’re fighting wars overseas against a 1400 year old religious ideology hell bent on killing those who don’t subscribe to it. However, that’s a subject for another day.
Although not in the same right, I can and do have the utmost empathy and compassion for Albert Snyder for the loss of his son Matt in combat. I can only imagine what he went thru to know his son paid the ultimate price for his country. I can’t say I personally know what this father is feeling but I do have a pretty good idea.
However, as much as I feel the dad’s pain (acknowledging President Clinton’s famous words), to be true to the U.S. Constitution, I must concede that the pariahs of Westboro Baptist had the constitutional right to do what it did in protesting, even if it didn’t have (and never will) the moral right to do so.
In all the years the WBC has conducted its galling protests against our deceased men and women in uniform, its members, largely comprised of Fred Phelps and his extended family, have faithfully complied with all state and local laws wherever they have been. They picket on public sidewalks and have never disrupted the ceremonies conducted at churches, funeral parlors and cemeteries. They have even obeyed ordinances to stand hundreds of feet away from such facilities, though those ordinances are now facing legal scrutiny as a result of the 8-1 high court ruling. So say what you wish about this church’s obnoxious protests, they aren’t illegal.
Yes, I know I may take some heat from those criticizing my position here, considering nearly every attorney general in America sided with Mr. Snyder. It almost sounds like I’m defending the ACLU, the one organization that should be on the societal scrapheap and one whose agenda I fought for several years to thwart.
But rest assured I am not.
Although we can’t read into the minds of our Founding Fathers as to what they would think if they were alive today, I daresay they would frown on the actions of the WBC. But knowing their steadfast fealty to the Constitution they wrote, I seriously doubt they would abrogate their fiduciary duty to it.
It’s great to see the public come to the financial aid of Mr. Snyder so he doesn’t plunge into bankruptcy and financial disaster. But he could have avoided it all because in reality, he stood little chance of victory, despite a favorable judgment in a Maryland lower court.
The article in USA Today points out that Mr. Snyder “sued for damages based on the emotional distress Westboro picketers caused him”. Although I’m not a lawyer, I do have a logical legal mind. And my first thought is this – how does one determine an appropriate sum of money to punish someone or some group based on emotional pain? To me, this is the first sign I knew this case was flawed from the start. Anytime one has to come to subjective conclusions as to how much money one is due for some intangible action, you know you could be headed for trouble.
For example, if a hospital is sued because its doctors damaged an organ in the course of surgery, the patient is most certainly entitled to have all medically related injuries to that organ fully covered. Lost time from work and home that would otherwise not be an issue should be fully compensated as well. These are objective costs as specific monetary dollars come into play. And even a fixed punitive fine may well be appropriate (provided the bulk of it goes to the patient and not the lawyer.
But how does one properly determine appropriate compensation for emotional damages, often known as “pain and suffering”? It’s literally anybody’s guess. One dollar amount may be right for one person; another person may disagree and believe such “pain” should result in more money being given than the first person; a third person may yet have another figure. Is $5 million, the original jury verdict at the district court in favor of the father, a fair sum for him? It’s all about what one thinks and feels.
Listen, I am not standing up for these Kansan loose screws. These protests are despicable. But where does one draw the line? Was Mr. Snyder forced to watch the Phelps’ clan? Granted, as ABC reported, there was a 30 foot gap between the protesters and the front entrance of the church where Matt’s funeral was being conducted, ”forcing” the family to reportedly use a side entrance. It’s arguably difficult to escape seeing those nasty signs when you’re just 10 yards away from them.
But unless Phelps members stepped on private property, as much as I hate to say it, and I do, they didn’t do anything constitutionally wrong. Their presence was obnoxious and noxious, no doubt. But is $5 million a fair price for obnoxiousness? That is the question.
It is stunningly shocking that 48 out of 50 attorneys general would go to the lengths they did to write amicus statements in favor of the Snyders. It’s perfectly understandable to stand with the family. The moral high road is to do so. But the higher road is to stand with the Constitution, not withstanding the church’s juxtaposed view of morality here.
Now I said all I said as a born again Pentecostal Christian of over 30 years. I confess Jesus Christ as my personal Lord & Savior and I know if I were to die today, I would go to meet the Almighty in Heaven because of that relationship.
But on a constitutional level, if this is today’s legal mind of America’s attorneys general, we are in heap big doggy doo. The proper role for them should have been to not support the church because of its warped view of America and its military, nor Mr. Snyder, but to pray the public obtains a correct understanding of the Constitution in today’s society. The 48 men and women in this capacity should have taken a spectator’s role and not that of a participant.
Aside from the case, I have wanted for a long time now to talk about my own personal knowledge and understanding of the WBC, perhaps from an angle not previously perceived by the public. And this court ruling helps pave the way.
It appears something has happened to the WBC website at this time as I am unable to access it to provide details. Perhaps the site’s web host pulled it after the ruling or after one of the Phelps gang promised to “quadruple” the protests, I don’t know. If the church can’t get hosting because its most recent host terminated it or if no other host wants to be paid to display this church’s literally hateful message, all I can do is smile. The only concern I have is if the feds had something to do with the site’s shutdown. Otherwise, it’s a great thing.
For the record, if my memory is correct from past visits to the main site, hosting was provided by the appropriately named First Amendment hosting. We speculate but cannot prove since the site is down that this was (and perhaps still is) the web host.
We tried GodHatesFags.org and .net and both are currently shown as registered and parked by GoDaddy.com (the .com site is registered and parked by DirectNic.com). There are other sites the WBC has registered but I cannot recall what they are except for GodHatesAmerica.com which, like the others, currently isn’t working.
So since the site is inaccessible for the moment, I will rely on my experience and personal knowledge of the group to share with you, my readers.
As I said at the start, I don’t recall how or when I first heard of the WBC (2003 or 2004 would be my best guess) but I soon started finding out who they were. And without having networked with anyone, I soon began to see how this church’s theology was in conflict with my Christian faith and how I was brought up.
Back then, the church was one to be reckoned with. It was not because they had a large following. They had anything but that and still don’t to this day. The church is largely comprised of family members (admittedly they have heed the Lord’s command from the Book of Psalms, “blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them”). And amongst those members, several of them are attorneys. Perhaps Shirley is the most recognized of them. I don’t know who the others are offhand. Regardless, the fact these folks had the oddest doctrine unlike anything I ever heard did not detract from their astute legal minds. They do not lose cases. In fact, I can’t recall one they have lost. They know their Constitution. They know the 1st Amendment as well as any constitutional expert. They’re not dummies.
And they have collected tidy sums of money for their legal victories. One I recall was a 1st Amendment victory from the city of Topeka (KS) where the church is located. I don’t specifically remember what the suit was about except I believe it had something to do with the city’s failure provide police protection during a picket when an outsider instigated an altercation. The church went after the city and I believe settled out of court for $170,000. And the Phelps were proud of it, having made a copy of both sides of the $170K check and then posting it online.
Before the Phelps clan started picketing funerals (which had been roughly since 2007 or 08), their main thrust was protesting at any and every facility that was knowingly and publicly promoting homosexuality in any context. It didn’t matter where and what the specifics were. If the church found out that homosexual perversion was going on anywhere, they made a point of being in attendance.
And anywhere didn’t necessarily just mean the United States. The Phelps folks protested along the Canadian border. Since the Canadian government would not permit them to cross their borders, referring the WBC as a hate group (which it most definitely is), they were confined outside Canada’s points of entry. They also went to Sweden and even Australia. Their legal business made the Phelps gang rich and they spent their money accordingly.
Here are just a few examples where the WBC would go:
- Schools, colleges and other venues where the play or film the Laramie Project (it was both) was occurring or where known homosexuals were going to speak
- Legislative offices and bodies, city halls, courthouses, preparing to enact or enforce laws promoting civil unions, same sex marriage or hate crimes legislation
- Theatres and entertainment centers where celebrity homosexuals (like Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres, Melissa Etheridge) were performing on a given day or night
- Churches preparing to either bless civil unions or same sex marriage or conducting ceremonies (legal or not) for those wanting such recognition
- Denominational headquarters where talk of approving homosexuality in any form in the denomination was being planned
Say what you want about the church’s message, they are not afraid of carrying it out.
But what is most unfortunate is that with the church being financially “blessed” (and I use that term towards the WBC in an oxymoronic way) is that its members could be going to these above establishments to do a lot of good. It is certainly appropriate in a proper context to confront practitioners and promoters of homosexual activities. It’s even fitting on occasions in a firm but loving way to directly warn them of their behaviors; that such invariably lead to pain, misery, disease, death and worst of all, a Christless eternity.
However, to tell people that God hates them, and worse, that they have no hope, is a horrible message to send, let alone completely unbiblical. If God hated the world, He would have never sent Jesus Christ to the cross to die for our sins and theirs.
Yes, God does hate sin and He hates the acts avowed homosexuals commit. Homosexual activity was the only sin in the Bible (Gen. 19) met with punishment by fire and brimstone. And seducers of children into it (or for that matter, any activity that keeps a child from knowing his or her Creator) potentially face the wrath of God (Matt. 18).
But to never give anyone the option of leaving this lifestyle (or any other sinful activities) runs contrary to the scriptures and the heart of God. And yet that’s what the Westboro Baptist Church does. They lump pretty much all America and the world with the sinners. In other words, the Phelps clan believes that we are all responsible for other people’s sins. It contradicts scriptures like in Ezekiel 18 about the father not being responsible for the son’s sins and vice versa as well as Romans 14 about each person solo being accountable to God for their sins of commission and omission.
Yet this has been the WBC’s theme across so many of their press releases. For example, in the fall of 2003 when the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire chose to ordain an avowed homosexual minister to be bishop, the WBC stated in one of their releases that all Episcopalians are headed straight for hell with Gene Robinson.
And in some of their other releases targeting Catholic churches, the Phelps folks boldly state that all Catholics are going to hell with their fag priests. This runs very contrary to scripture. All one has to do is go check out Revelation 2 & 3 and read what Jesus said to the apostate churches as Pergamos, Thyatira and Sardis. The Lord had read indictments to the church leaders and congregations but singled out those who were not caught in their corruptions. There is no way one can honestly read those verses otherwise.
A few months after I began getting acquainted with this church, I wrote to it at an e-mail address posted at their website and asked the people there how they could reconcile this blatant doctrinal error. I had received replies from two of their members but one of them, Shirley, one of Pastor Fred’s daughters, exchanged several e-mail chats with me (the name of the other escapes me) before I reluctantly concluded that I could not persuade them of their errors. I pled with Shirley to show me where their views were scriptural. She couldn’t except to engage in name calling. So suffice it to say that her responses were terse, angry and with twisted use of the scriptures (see II Pet. 3:16 which refers to people who do this kind of stuff).
I wish I had saved the chats for everyone to see but unfortunately I didn’t.
Virtually every press release had these words on it (the press releases for the homosexual protests before they began targeting the military:
WBC to protest ….. in religious protest and warning. God is not mocked. God hates fags and fag enablers. God hates so-and-so…… blah, blah, blah.
This is a horrible message to send. It gives those who are trapped in the homosexual lifestyle no help. And it gives more ammo to the radicals and others on the left to condemn Christians and to pressure lawmakers to clamp down.
And if that isn’t bad enough, the church’s website reminded its visitors on a daily basis how many days Matthew Shepard is supposedly in hell. There was also a list of days a California lesbian who died some years ago in a freak incident with a dog is allegedly in hell. They may well be there if they rejected Jesus Christ. But only God knows their hearts – who knows, they could have confessed Christ as the moment they were about to leave this life. Regardless, the constant condemnation is something no bonafide Christian would ever do.
The church essentially believes “once a sinner, always a sinner”. No hope, no help, no change. It’s an extreme form of Calvinism which I believe many of its adherents reject.
This makes you wonder if the Phelps members have a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. Only God really knows but all signs point to just the opposite. I had tried addressing this in my online conversations with Shirley, all without success.
If the church had even an iota of compassion, it would adopt the principles and actions embraced by one of the most fabulous pro-life groups I have ever encountered. I am referring to David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life, his assistant Shaw Carney and a vastly growing network of motivated pro-lifers.
David, who founded the organization and helps run the website and its action network, is one of the finest individuals I’ve ever encoutered. Although I have not met or spoken with him personally, I have had several e-mail chats with him and have watched his videos. He’s a bonafide born again Christian with the heart of God for the unborn and mothers considering abortion. His credentials (he originally came from the venerable American Life League) and character can be summed up in one word: impeccable.
David and his 40 Days have a mission which began as a once a year project in 2007 but now occurs twice annually. That mission comes from passages in the Old and New Testaments whereby God used a 40 day period to achieve the miraculous, which includes saved babies, persuaded moms and even ex-clinic workers. This group goes out 40 consecutive days to abortion clinics across all 50 states (and now even outside U.S. borders) to pray, hold signs and when the occasion arises, witness and counsel to those preparing to enter the clinics as well as those who work in them. From what this observer has seen, this project has had more impact than any other planned pro-life activity with the possible exception of legal victories gained. And proof of its impact shows in that abortion clinic personnel have become terrified at the successes obtain.
And it’s all done well within the context of the law and the fact it has never had any legal trouble is a testament to the character of the young Mr. Bereit and his army of pro-lifers.
Here’s a great write up on 40 Days and what it does. It is the antithesis of the WBC and their God Hates Fags motto. If the Phelps folks ever decided to adopt and implement the heart and soul toward the homosexual that David and his great legion of pro-lifers do toward pregnant women considering abortion, the continually propped up three legged table that that agenda sits on would rapidly collapse.
It certainly is appropriate to speak out against the homosexual agenda and those who are pushing its evil to cover America. It is important to take firm and even aggressive stands when necessary. But it is thoroughly wrong to stereotype everyone in it as collaborators. Those trapped in it but seeking help must have access to all appropriate useful resources. Condemning them is completely wrong and hurts the cause the same way attacking abortionists and clinic workers does. Thankfully such is virtually non-existent in the pro-life movement. This must be the same attitude reaching the homosexual. The lifestyle is tantamount to seeking an abortion. It’s a dead end wrought with heartache and sorrow and nothing redeeming. But homosexuals need the love of God applied in the same fashion as to pregnant women going to the abortion mills. The WBC fails miserably at it.
So as such, let me close by asking this – is there any group across America who, like the WBC, will picket and protest at facilities promoting the homosexual agenda and speak out against it? And at the same time, is there any group across America with the financial means to do what the WBC should be doing if it was true to the Lord’s call.
If there is, I want to know about it.
I intentionally did not want to emphasize the WBC’s more recent calls to picket the funerals of those who died in battle or otherwise. I feel covering the court ruling and understanding of what this awful church does in that regard more than enough explains their mission in America. It is a dastardly one that has no place in decency. The church may have the 1st Amendment on their side to do what they do but it has the American people squarely against it. I defend their right to do what they do. But their actions are defenseless.
The military has been under fierce moral assault by Barack Obama and his cadre of leftist buds working to make girly men out of our finest men in uniform as evident in the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The forced homosexualization of our troops is frightening and dangerous. The calls to increase perversion in our armed services by allowing cross dressers and transsexuals to serve are even more troubling, let alone repulsive. Obama’s agenda must be abruptly halted. This is where the focus of the WBC should be, not the men who wear the uniform and pay the ultimate price, even if the wars are not justifiable.
But since the WBC focus is elsewhere, who will step up to the plate and be the equivalent of 40 Days of Life for the homosexual agenda?
P.S. When I began writing this article on Friday, as I noted at the start, the WBC website was for some reason inaccessible. As of yesterday morning (Saturday), someone was apparently hacked into the website or otherwise accessed it as a gay porno site had appeared when typing in GodHatesFags.com. But by yesterday evening, the porno site was removed. Since then, typing in the above comes up with literally nothing. So it appears the church’s site is still down or its hosting has been terminated with no one to pick up the slack. That’s fine by me. As I said earlier, as long as government isn’t censoring free speech, I’m all happy to see the church’s hate message be gone.
For now, good riddance!
Oh, if you want that relationship with Jesus Christ that I have, along with God’s eternal piece, look no further than here.
On the heels of my previous post, which has generated a lot of attention (though not so in terms of petition signatures and letters to Congress, according to personal info relayed to yours truly), a fairly new contact of mine offered a suggestion as to how to up the ante on calling for the impeachment of America’s putative president and Attorney General Eric Holder. I think it’s an outstanding one which should be implemented at once. Without further adieu, let’s go.
This individual, who shall remain anonymous except to say she is a patriotic woman, suggested We the People being organizing en masse outside each and every local office of every Congressman and woman throughout the nation. Considering that not too many folks have the time and money to travel and stay in Washington until Barack Obama is (hopefully) forced out of office, this appears to be the best alternative and perhaps even more effective than going to DC. If all 435 offices (minus the couple current vacancies) of our Congressmen and women (and we may include all 100 U.S. senators as well) was manned from Monday thru Saturday every week with signs and calls for the removal of our usurper president, the media would not be able to ignore the impeachment calls as they are largely doing so now. And of course, neither would Congress.
This would have to be a consistent operation. While having a mass turnout at every office is ideal and something we should strive at, the seemingly more pressing concern would be to have at least bodies out on a daily basis. In other words, it would be great to have 100 men and women outside of every local congressional and senate office. However, it would be better to have 10 of them 6 days a week, than, say 100, three days. Consistency is what is needed, though numbers are also essential.
This would strictly be a grassroots effort without some big name organization wanting to lead the way. It must be run by We the People. However, organization in terms of putting together individuals and groups wanting to participate is very necessary.
Although this is just for starters, my theory of an organizational flow chart is as follows:
- We would need 50 state coordinators who would oversee operations in all 50 states. Although I have not decided whether we should include senate offices at this time, since senators only conduct trials after impeachment are approved, for the moment we will proceed with just the 435 members of Congress.
- Underneath these coordinators will be local coordinators who will be assigned (geographically speaking) to a member of Congress. The local coordinator will oversee sign and picket operations with that Congressman or woman. He or she will be encouraged (but not required) to establish a relationship with a person or persons working for the particular lawmaker. It may be especially difficult to do so with a liberal Democrat.
- State coordinators in states with one legislator representing the entire state (Vermont, Delaware, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Montana) will be local coordinators as well, however, they will be able to select individuals underneath them to represent individual district offices. This is necessary in both Dakotas and Montana since they are geographically speaking large states. It will be at the coordinator’s option in Delaware as it is a tiny state geographically, though there are three district offices. It will be necessary in Vermont as there is only one district office for its one rep.
- Local coordinators will have individuals underneath them if the Congressman or woman has more than one office in his or her district. If the district has only one office, then the local coordinator obviously represents that district.
- Information as to locations of district offices as well as other contact info for each of the members of Congress can be found here. Although I haven’t counted how many offices there are altogether, it is somewhere in the range of 1000-1500. So this will be a massive operation.
Anyone interested in being a state or local coordinator or someone willing to work under a local coordinator (if applicable) should reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This operation must be peaceful but firm and determined and it must be consistent. We will hopefully arrange for impeachment and other signs to be held outside these offices for public awareness; however, individuals and groups may (and are encouraged to) bring their own signs as well.
Messages on signs cannot be physically threatening in any way. They can and are encouraged to be strong in content but foul language will not be permitted. The pickets and signs will create public awareness as to what Obama is doing to America and will hopefully spur drivers and other passersby to participate. The message on the signs, for those bringing their own, must somewhere state the need for Obama to be impeached or otherwise removed from office. It can state reasons for his removal but it must signal a call for removal, bottom line.
We need to get things going soon as the longer we wait, the more we risk losing our country. We need to put the fire to act in our elected men and women. There is private talk of impeachment in some respects. But we need to stand up for America and insist that Congress do its duty to the Constitution and the American people. It likely won’t occur without us doing the legwork (literally). Let’s get the ball rolling now.
Contact me at the above e-mail address with any questions, suggestions or comments.