By Rev. Lainie Dowell
When I read this article written by Dr. Alan Keyes, entitled "Steele's GOP: Principles Lost," May 1, 2009, I found it to be outrageously self-serving, defeatist, and divisive.
In principle, and when taken in context with the original foundation of the Republican Party, there certainly is not the division between the terms, "Christians and Conservatism," which is being touted across our air waves, on radio stations, and in newspapers at home and abroad. And, despite how ferociously the outsiders (e.g., the main stream media, DEMS, etc.) try to once again publicly re-define who Republicans are and what they stand for, but without our input, consent, or agreement, we must show them and the world our intent to remain true to the root or base of this party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Wilson Reagan among others who have loved this nation to keep it Godly, great, and as a blessing to the whole world.
In general, the type of disinformation and propaganda we have heard coming from various sources has succeeded in hounding former President George W. Bush throughout his two terms in office. Nevertheless, he successfully forged ahead and led the fight to keep America safe from terrorists, scourges, and left-leaning opponents. On the other hand, that same kind of Saul Alinsky-community organizing tactic of socialists cloaked in the skin of Barack Obama over many years, has served to further divide and defeat any one's attempts to serve in the best interest of this nation in any political capacity, when our nation is a constitutional Republic with a democratic form of representative government to be serviced by elected leadership and not by individuals or a collective of a majority of grassroots coalitions.
Keyes has not made secret his current disdain of both the democrats and republicans. However, neither has he made secret his own recent third-party affiliation for which he has become a strong advocate, having once himself served for many years as a Republican. So, you see, having some kind of political party affiliation is not his argument.
It goes without saying that Keyes' ongoing legal court battles to have Barack Obama publicly disclose his birth certificate and, therefore, solidify a lawful claim (if any) to serve in any political capacity in this nation, much less the Presidency, is laudable. Nevertheless it seems to me that Keyes, by advocating throwing out one party over another (whether republican or democratic)rather than using his professional and Godly prowess to renew his once staunch Republican affiliation, is destructive to the common good of all "who love truth, justice, and the American way," just as much as (the real comic book character) Superman.
We need real Super Men and Super Women in the land
In view of the present Obama administration unilaterally advocating laws which are anathema to the US Constitution and having the DEMS to rubber stamp them in Congress with the support of less than a handful of Republicans to legitimize all sorts of immoral acts and attacks against the Judeo-Christians, it would be more prudent to have Americans to come out swinging against anybody who shows themselves to be working against American values, traditions, morals, and mores.
When it comes to taking swings at Michael Steele -- He may be viewed as relatively new to the national political scene; however, he is just as politically astute as Barack Obama, if not more so. But, Steele is now coming off his "sea legs" after getting off to a somewhat wobbly start with a wild ride by the main stream news media. Steele seems to me that, at last, he has begun to step forward to help work towards a return to a nation for which anyone can be proud to serve. And, not only do I believe he must have support from the Republicans, I believe he has it.
For the most part, our nation's Judeo-Christian foundation is and will remain unrelentingly firm and will hold up against efforts by anyone to veer this nation into a socialist disgrace of a banana republic. How devastated must those people who are now actually living in such poverty-stricken nations must have felt when they saw Barack Obama cozying up to their abusive dictators. For, who else would they have reason to rely on to help get them out of that muck and mire, if not by the example of a free and Godly America?
Even following the Fall 2008 election, Obama remains too busy campaigning for yet an unlawful and unrecognized right of permanent rule to last for many years to come. But, not if we can help it! And we who know his agenda, can and will continue to work steadfastly to defeat it. For as many as there may be who are with Obama who stay awake trying to devise new ways in which to take over America, there are so many more patriots who remain awake and on watch to keep them from ever succeeding in the attempt.
The right to free speech which is now being arbitrarily legislated out of our constitution in order to punish those with whom the legislators and this administration do not agree, signals the way to our road to necessary anarchy and dissent such as never before seen across this nation. And, as for the sedition that Obama and his wife, Michelle, have already led in America against the state -- they have continued without letting up to organize, teach, and train others, even from the White House. They and their cohorts persist in doing the same things to subvert our centuries-old form of government with impunity and without accountability, because none in the US Congress wants to challenge the first black man to make it to the White House Oval Office and spit in the face of America.
Obama Administration Mandates Coming Down the Pike
Too many Americans seem to believe Obama is playing a trick on the nation and will suddenly call out, "Fooled you!" Not so. He is seriously working towards control of every man, woman, boy, and girl. His far-reaching agenda includes turning over America's sovereignty to the United Nations, mandating that everybody registers to vote (look again at the word, "mandating"), mandating that everybody "volunteers as a service worker" (notice that word, "volunteers"), their call into this nation of foreign troops in the guise of helping America to control the flow of illegal immigrants (HAH!), and Obama is currently considering preparing all citizens to be mandated to get flu shots (notice that word, "preparing"). Have they lost their minds?! Or, do you suppose they think we have lost ours? It seems to me they are mad with power and don't know how to handle it. Even now, too many American citizens are afraid to speak out against Obama's tactics for fear of the possibility of having police conduct midnight raids at their doors and their being carted away for places unknown. Such is the lack of trust of this administration among citizens.
But, if anybody believes that ACORN, AFL-CIO with their many coalitions, Project VOTE, or any other community organizing faction taking to our streets is something else, then they don't know how much Americans who love this nation will fight to keep America true to her purpose, as set forth by our forefathers. To my recollection and belief, there have never before been as many arbitrary and capricious citizen arrests as there have been since Obama's inauguration.
If Americans stand by as helpless sheep looking on while nationalist interlopers seek to discard our centuries-old Constitutional freedoms in order to allow themselves to create and advocate for a grassroots citizen lobbyist form of government, then we will only succeed in allowing the creation of a hybrid; and, therefore, unconstitutional form of government in America, which would never survive and neither could we as a nation's people.
Moreover, developing citizen grassroots coalitions to make them the only decider of American law and justice is precisely the form of government which Obama intends to implement in America to help him get his socialist agendas passed into law by a majority democratic party. But that is indicative of how dictatorships are born. It is not in keeping with being true to the oaths of office Obama had taken to "preserve" our local, state, and national constitutions when he was elected as Illinois state senator, US Senator, and, eventually, to the highest office of the nation. And for Obama to do otherwise should be soundly rejected by all.
If he were to succeed in forming a totally grassroots coalition form of government, then what reason would there be to continue with our checks and balances and multiple party system of government? Indeed, Obama's emboldened agenda is to discontinue having the administration to go through our Congressional Senate and House of Representatives and to eventually make them obsolete in order for him to institute a new form of a one-party system under his administration and eventual dictatorship.
Furthermore, any specific criteria which actually mandates and supports the selection of the people's representatives based on their race, gender, age, or religion or is predicated upon their personalities and color of skin misses the point. The question of who is best able to adhere to their vows "to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution," as a leader in this nation has to be considered for whomever will serve this nation with all due diligence, which should be the continuing criteria.
America Is Now Facing A Constitutional Crisis
Today, with Obama installed in office, we are confronted with a constitutional crisis, but who will step up and admit it is so? His election shows the stark reasons about why it is important that Americans carefully scrutinize and vet any candidate who wants to serve in any leadership capacity in this nation whether it is on the local, state, or federal level. Hopefully Americans have learned by now that in this present candidate, Barack Obama, we have missed the boat and must work to quickly turn our "Ship of State" around.
On a personal note, I am currently wrestling with trying to write an article which I have procrastinated writing, because it will be one which mirrors just how closely aligned Obama's mindset is with Adolph Hitler's. But, too many people either know that already or else they have become desensitized to each and every change Obama institutes which takes us farther from capitalism and God down the road to COMMUNISM, for we have long past socialism by his stealth and devious hand!
My own continuing prayer is about how I can cut through all the hype, disinformation, propaganda, and outright lies perpetrated by the DEMS that are going back and forth in an attempt to brainwash the nation to ensure that the democrat party remains in office to complete their total turn left towards nationalism and dictatorship.
Crying Time Is Over And Praying Time Is Answered
My desire is to be able to decisively point out the importance of keeping America Godly above all else. For without that very important part of what has been called, "This idea of America," nothing will ever suffice to keep America free and safe from further devastating harm from which she will not likely recover and for which our generations and the whole world will continue to suffer deadly harm and subsequent demise.
Come On Back Home Now, Dr. Keyes
The bottom line for me is that leadership is important. Godly leadership is necessary. Nevertheless, not all leadership is to be followed, especially when it has been demonstrated to be ungodly and self-serving. Americans must discern to know the difference and respond accordingly! But, if not, chaos and confusion will persist and our nation could become chopped up into little nations. God forbid!