By Rev. Lainie Dowell
(Was Also Reprinted by New Media Journal US)
Most people change their minds all the time. They even have a change of heart every once in a while. But, the kind of change that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) insists he will implement in what he calls "Washington" politics amounts to the same old way of conducting the government's business. That there must be a change for the better, we can all agree.
However, the Democrats have consistently demonstrated how much they want to win the White House more than they want America to continue to thrive and remain strong. And, wherever there exists such a self-centered government entity that is willing to say and do anything, including working together to manufacture a form of change which they deem to be palatable enough to help give them a toehold towards their goal, then we must be aware and take care. And, when we finally understand that all bets are off once they take hold of the prize which, in this case, is the White House, then we will recognize there exists, also, the need for blunt force trauma to win back America for Americans.
The Democrats want to win so bad that they are willing to embrace their enemies as loving friends. For example, following the hard fought 2008 Presidential Primary campaign between Sen. Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), she rejected the vehement outcries of her supporters to not cut short her campaign and turn it over to Obama. Nevertheless, she did exactly that and tried to explain it away at a subsequent farewell press conference to say how much she was doing it for the good of the party (Democrats) to come together around Obama's candidacy for President in order to win back the White House during the November 2008 general election.
Strike one blow to the hearts of all her supporters who kept faith with her every step of the way, until she abruptly ended her own campaign, no doubt in part, for a promise from the Obama campaign to help her retire her enormous campaign debts. A promise he has failed to help her to keep, as of now.
Moreover, we recently witnessed the public disclosure of a televised interview in which Rev. Jesse Jackson was caught by what he calls "a hot mic." During a lull, he turned to another guest, also black, and whispered, "Barack -- um -- is talking down to black people. --- on this faith based . . . I want to cut his [private parts] off." And, Rev. Jackson proceeded to emphasize his statement with a hand gesture and a grunt. Later, when it became public knowledge, Rev. Jackson rushed to take an obviously live mic and apologized to Obama for what Jackson had said about "black people." Note, it wasn't at all about what he had said he wanted to do to him. But, Jackson let the nation know it was not his intention to have the opportunity for Obama, as a black man, to come so close to stepping into the White House to lose it because of him. In other words, it appears the Democrats' bid for the White House was more important than Jackson's own integrity. But, hail to the Dems. And let the march roll on even as one more day and one more Friend of B.O. are thrown under the Obama bus along with the others. Strike two to the hearts of all Americans who are looking for truth to come from the mouths of all those who profess to stand for "truth, justice, and the American way."
The world is in such bad shape that it is willing to accept an even worse solution as one that would solve every problem. Yet, the problem at hand is one that has taken a long time to arrive on America's front steps today. All that is left to be done is to hand over the keys to the door of the seat of the American government and allow the takeover to begin.
We are aware of previous such threats and fears espoused during the time for change in government administrations, but none as troubling as this. For, with all that was feared could come upon this nation, the one thing that Americans were certain of was that we would retain our country. However, right now the biggest question ever placed before us has been lurking in the background and waiting for the opportune moment to come forth. And, there has to be a way to get this urgent need through to the American people.
There is no other way but to be blunt and disclose the potentially dangerous and deceptive means by which we could lose our fight to remain the strongest nation in the Western world. Big words will not convey what is viewed as simplistic results sought to combat fiercely large problems.
The World and The Islamic Problem
There have been many articles written and archived about what we are facing now in this land and across the ocean. But, in the throes of the media and the publishers of the free press, much of that information remains out of the reach of the masses in order to give them a chance to make informed decisions as pertains to this upcoming 2008 election as they ponder who is to be their choice for President. Sen. Obama or Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a land where every decision of your life was made for you by the government? There are drawbacks which no American citizen would ever be able to relate to unless they have stepped outside of this country for a season or more.
For one thing, as in China, the decision has been taken away from individuals about how many children they should have. And, during one of the most horrendous earthquakes there with the deaths of thousands of children, none could be more explicit an example than that as when families lost their only child in the wreckage of shoddy schools that could not withstand the force of nature. Yet Americans are purposely making the decision daily to murder their own children before they have a chance to be born. And Obama's policies regarding abortions and pro-choice give them permission.
America is in the grips of the most trying time since she became a nation. There are men, women, and children who are standing in the wings watching for their chance to harm this nation and its citizens while our leaders scoff at what they have called "conspiracy theorists." However, where the evidence is in plain sight and the results are clear, that is not a theory. It is a warning that needs to have the full attention of all who are in the sight of such change.
Change for change sake is not good. And from the standpoint of the campaign headquarters of Sen. Obama, it is merely sufficient for them to just say the word, change, without underpining it with anything of substance to prove to the American people and the world that it will benefit the whole nation and, consequently, the world. So, then, where does the next President of the United States need to lead us?
The present administration of President George W. Bush is in the last throes of life. On the one hand, he has committed to the American people to not allow his last days in office to become a lame duck administration. On the other hand, an incoming administration waits to rush in and bring about change. However, the best change for them would be to wait, first of all, to find out what is behind that door to the Oval Office. That alone would be imposing enough. But, in order to be able to "hit the ground running," as Obama and the Democrats have promised to do, that requires knowing what the ground rules are for that office. And, clearly, Obama has demonstrated that he believes it is the duty of the President to direct every aspect of the American way of life.
One illustration is Obama's recent comment that all Americans need to teach their children to be bilingual. But, not until all American schools are revised to once again deliver uniform scholastic guidelines which foster excellence in the classroom, would our children then be motivated to learn. And, their desire to learn would be manifested by their change in behavior in school, in their homes, in our communities, and in the world.
There is no easier way to say it, except that our leadership has failed to recognize their own misbehavior and missed opportunities in order to lead America to continue on the world's stage as a great nation should. And, the world is waiting to see what the outcome will be as the result of America's upcoming general election.
The World and the Baited Breath
There can only be one Presidential administration at one time in America. However, along the way we have become caught up with the worsening change of all, which is one that seeks to approve of separate little factions to govern all across this nation, in such a way as to eventually bypass the function of the Constitutional federal government.
Americans must realize that our appointed and elected leaders are placing our fate in the hands of subcultures and coalitions that are anathema to the Constitution of the United States. Leadership across this nation has allowed that to happen and Obama has already stated it is his choice as a form of governance. And, so, we wonder why our country does not meet our personal needs in the way it used to?
In our time, we are continuing to witness what happens when we leave God out of our lives and nation. Further, during the last two terms of President George W. Bush, we have witnessed how the Democrats, in particular, and from the halls of Congress to the halls of Wall Street and all areas in between, have fought against the rule of law with a vengeance. They have viciously attacked the Bush Administration's efforts to make America a more secure nation since the September 11, 2001, attack on our homeland.
And the Dems have consistently and very publicly taken every action to undermine this nation's stability in the name of winning the White House at any cost up to and including publicizing what goes on behind the prison walls of Guantanamo Bay where captured enemy combatants are housed. Then they publicly disclosed the military techniques involved with waterboarding during interrogation of various strategic prisoners, where deemed necessary to get vital information to keep us safe and our fighting men and women safer on the battlefield.
They have held open subcommittee meetings with military leaders in front of tv cameras and wanted them to disclose top security information and that speaks for itself. They have been more engrossed with international affairs than domestic while citizens are becoming less important than their own need and greed for money and power.
And, in the midst of our involvement with ongoing, grueling warfare against terrorism across the world, they have pressed for the impeachment of the President and Vice President without grounds, evidence, or rhyme or reason to do so, except for the destruction of the United States of America. How else could it be explained where their actions might possibly make any kind of sense at all? And, no matter how many times their false allegations have been rebutted with facts and truth, even in 2008, they still contend that Al Gore won the Presidential election in 2000 and that John F. Kerry won the Presidential election in 2004.
No doubt 2008 will bring out the worst ever results. If Obama also loses his bid for President this time, the racist component will surely let fly throughout this nation and the world for years to come.
Blunt Force Trauma from the Distaff Side
Although Americans, for the most part, are filled with love, peace, and unity, we are presently a nation at war. And America is a rough and tough nation, when she has to be and when she is led by a Commander in Chief who understands the enormity of that grave responsibility, as does President Bush and Sen. McCain, even moreso than does Sen. Obama.
It is long past the time for Americans to discontinue making suppositions and creating hypotheticals, discourses, lectures, seminars, speeches and even preaching. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., came out of the pulpit long enough to put feet to his faith to stand up and publicly speak out from his recognition of our nation's civic responsibility to its people and our God.
And, if they could, our parents and grandparents (beyond race) would wake up from their graves and die all over again when they saw this weak-kneed, politically correct, compromising generation and wonder how it could have happened since their demise. And they would count as in vain all their shed blood, sweat, tears, broken backs, broken spirits and swollen feet from marching and singing "We shall overcome some day." Just to know that some day is today; and, yet, the falsity of this moment belies the pride and tradition and worthiness due this moment that, instead, slips past unnoticed in the grips of all the fists of black power that has no regard whatsoever for the untimeliness of Obama's moment.
No thought has been given to the fact that he has failed to meet his every obligation along the way to finish what he started (i.e., his term in the Illinois state Senate, his term in the United States Senate, his unanswered questions about his life, and his lack of loyalty to longtime friendships that he had found to be acceptable up until the time he ran for the office of President, when it became politically expedient for him to cast them aside for, perhaps, another day).
In America, our Constitution gives its citizens the rights of a free nation. What it does not do is denigrate our centuries of history. Being tolerant does not mean Americans must tolerate anything or anybody who is INtolerant of our faith in our God and our nation's rule of law. Strike a blow for liberty.
Freedoms afforded to all who come to this nation does not mean that Americans must step aside to allow illegal aliens who refuse to come here as legal immigrants and study to become citizens. Strike a blow for enforcement of legal immigration.
It does not mean Americans must change our nation to capitulate to noncitizens who love their native lands but want to remain in this land and conform their lifestyle to that of the nation they left behind and expect that American citizens should, likewise, adjust to their continuing lifestyle inside of this nation. Strike a blow for citizenship.
It does not mean that Americans must spend billions of dollars to print thousands of pieces of literature and products in hundreds of different languages, when basic English instruction eludes poor Americans who cannot get the time or attention of our government to respond to their needs. Strike a blow for English as our national language for everybody.
It does not mean that either citizens or noncitizens can assemble to trample on, burn, and spit on our flag and advocate the overthrow of this government without facing severe penalties. Strike a blow for patriotism.
It does not mean that God-fearing people will continue to give a wink and a nod to unhealthy lifestyles that allow men to become as women and women to become as men and allow them to then take their dangerous, false ideologies into our classrooms, homes, and churches and teach that it is a decent way of life, when it is not. Strike a blow for the family and the National Mandate of Marriage and civil unions between one man and one woman, called a husband and a wife.
Americans need to unite to put God, prayer, and the Bible back in our schools. Strike a blow for the Judeo-Christian faith in the American life where inclusivity does not infringe on our rights and diversity reverts to inclusion that fosters societal values, traditions, mores, and adherence to the rule of law that has not been mandated by any court in this land.
Americans must see to it that the need is met for our children to once again be taught the fundamentals of the scholastic curricula. They need to be allowed to be children once again and enter into primary education which includes reading, writing, arithmetic, science, social studies, geography, music, and so on, along with learning common respect, common courtesy, and common sense. Strike a blow for life-long education.
Marked in the throes of the battle for the soul of America and worn on the sleeves of every patriot, it shall be written there that America must remain free. And she will be, as we unite to begin striking a blow for peace on our own shores, as an example to the whole world of what true freedom looks like, when it is guided by leaders who know how to properly handle it.