Monthly Archives: August 2015

How Americans can Nullify Anti-Christian Court Edicts

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Federal courts have become infamous for prohibiting anything that smacks of practicing Christianity in public venues: prayer, speech, or music; even purely instrumental music. Spectators at a high school football game in Rankin County, Mississippi have found a way to nullify the edict of their particular nemesis, U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves (an Obama appointee confirmed by Senators that we elected).

The Brandon High School marching band had prepared a halftime show that included the instrumental music to the hymn How Great Thou Art. Obeying the judicial edict, the school board prohibited performance of the show. So far, this is just like what has happened in so many schools across the country. It’s what the spectators did at a subsequent game that could be a “game changer.”

According to an article on the Fox News website, during halftime at the game, the spectators stood up and sang the hymn. Hundreds of people participated. One of the spectators is quoted in the article as saying, “This is the kind of thing that makes me proud to be from the South. We are getting tired of being told to sit down and shut up. People are ready to fight back.”

My question is, why should this be confined to the South? Organized resistance to judicial tyranny can be practiced anywhere in our country; and any attempt to stop it could backfire politically on those who make the attempt.

What if every school band were to include in their performances a perfectly secular piece that they play very quietly: at a volume that is easily overwhelmed by the crowd singing. Starting that piece would be the signal for everyone to start singing a hymn of choice (I vote for Onward Christian Soldiers), praying aloud, or whatever. It would even be possible to find hymns with the same meter as the music; for example using the metrical index in the back of many hymnals.

If an attempt is made to prohibit that particular secular music, choose something like the Marine Corps Anthem. Let them try prohibiting that and see what happens.

Other kinds of public meetings could find ways to do something similar. At a city council meeting, for example, the council could announce a ten minute break. What the audience does with that break is their business, and could include prayers, a sermon, singing, or whatever.

Am I suggesting that we should not obey the First Amendment? On the contrary, I’m suggesting that we push the government to obey the First Amendment.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Congress has made no law “respecting” (relating to) establishment of a religion. Only Congress may make any federal law; judges certainly may not. What Judge Reeves and the Supreme Court before him have done is illegal according to the First Amendment and Article I (“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”). It is up to us as citizens to restore respect for the letter and spirit of the Constitution. Defying illegal, anti-Christian judicial edicts is one step toward fulfilling our responsibility. Maybe someday we can even elect Congressmen who will reign in the rogue judiciary.

 

Are You Shocked at Planned Parenthood Atrocities?

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Various Planned Parenthood officials have recently described on video how that organization sells body parts of aborted children. Conservatives, and even a few Liberals, have expressed shock and revulsion at the revelations. But does it make sense for anyone to be shocked at this?

I wasn’t shocked by the videos, though I was a little surprised at how readily Planned Parenthood people admitted such practices.

Think about the record of this organization. It was founded by eugenicist Margaret Sanger, for the purposes of promoting birth control in order to free women from the fear of pregnancy in marital and adulterous sex; and preventing the births of those they regarded as substandard or otherwise undesirable: retarded people, blacks, and others. Years after their founding, they expanded their definition of birth control to include abortion.

Planned Parenthood routinely fails to report pregnancies of underage girls whose sexual partners are old enough to be considered statutory rapists if caught. Such failure is illegal, but law enforcement officials ignore it.

Doctors employed in Planned Parenthood clinics use a variety of brutal techniques to end the lives of children in their mothers’ wombs. They can poison, suck the brain out of the heads, or tear the bodies limb from limb of multiple children in a morning, then enjoy a leisurely lunch and return for more in the afternoon. Then they can go home and pretend they are virtuous and productive citizens.

So, why would anyone be shocked that these ghouls would further profit from selling what remains of children they have murdered? The only thing that would be shocking to me, but not surprising, would be if they were to bring about live births in order to sell live children for research. Now that I’ve thought of it, even that won’t shock me to hear of it.

Being shocked or surprised at such atrocities may not make sense, but it does make sense for humane citizens to make use of the current outrage to stop the practice of abortion in our country. It is essential that law enforcement organizations at various levels of government investigate just what Planned Parenthood does. Multiple states have already instituted investigations, and some in Congress are planning to do so. Besides gathering actionable evidence, this should have the added benefit of keeping the atrocities in the notoriously short lived eye and mind of the public.

Once the evidence has been gathered to support charges, participants in any currently illegal Planned Parenthood activities need to be charged and punished. At the same time, obviously all state and federal funding for the organization must be terminated. And finally, we the people need to elect a president and congressmen who will do their duty to protect the lives of all Americans, born and unborn, by making abortion illegal nationwide.