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Today is like a déjà vu of Chick-Fil-A appreciation day, only, the media isn’t covering it and the crowds aren’t as large. It makes me truly question if this administration’s full frontal assault on our First Amendment is actually becoming the norm for America. Have Americans grown complacent? Since the horrific tragedy in Connecticut, the mainstream news has been salivating about the possibility of the government relinquishing one’s right to own an assault rifle. I ask, what about the assault currently unfolding that requires no gun but rather the intentions of an administration that is hell bent on diminishing not only our Second Amendment to bear arms but our First Amendment to freely exercise our faith? How do we fight that one? Sadly, the owners of Hobby Lobby know first-hand.
Today is support Hobby Lobby day. I heard Hobby Lobby’s name in the news a couple weeks ago and the story of the young Christian couple David and Barbara Green who began selling items out of their garage only to find themselves years later owning one of the most successful businesses in the country.
They contribute their success to their unshakable faith in their commitment to always do honest business. They adhere to principles they hold dear such as closing early so employees can be at home with their family and are also closed on Sundays. It’s one of many true American-made inspirational stories. Only now they find themselves fighting for what they have built up in such faith over many years.
Last week was my first trip to Hobby Lobby. I wish I had been before as I ended up easily spending a couple hours in the store. As I walked up and down aisle after aisle, I noticed the subtle music that was playing, a solo guitar. I listened closer. The strum of the guitar was playing “Come, now is the time to worship,” a well-know Christian song millions of Christians sing all over the world. It was that moment I got sick to my stomach. It was that moment it hit me. For the first time in my life, I am living in a time where Christian businesses are being morally arrested under government rule. For the first time in my life, I am living in a time where the American President is diminishing faith from amongst the nation.
For weeks and weeks the media has sensationalized the “going off fiscal cliff” talk. Does anyone else think 16 trillion dollars in debt is suffice to say we went off the cliff a long time ago? I absolutely understand how dangerous the debt is to our nation. I’m surprised Obama hasn’t whipped out those Greek columns again since we’re following Greece’s yellow brick road to economic collapse. However, there is a much deeper problem in the nation. A problem that is exceeding faster than any debt: the undermining of the American people’s right to worship freely and the right for businesses to opt out of government mandated programs that directly violate their beliefs.
Hobby Lobby is the latest victim of Obama’s efforts to make us a Godless nation. This couple is refusing the government mandated Obamacare because regardless of what you have been told, the bill does in fact cover the abortion pill, morning after pill and the week after pill, all of which kill babies. As Christians, we don’t believe in killing babies. Regardless if they are inside or outside the womb, it is a human being. This government mandate directly violates our First Amendment right to exercise/practice our faith. I don’t see the healthcare law mandate that pork be served at Madrassas (Muslim schools) during lunch time. One may argue,” Well that’s because pork doesn’t have anything to do with healthcare.” Neither does the abortion pill. What’s “healthy” about ending the life of a baby? Truth is, it has nothing to do with “healthcare.” The abortion pill doesn’t lower cholesterol, it doesn’t fight diabetes and it most certainly doesn’t relieve pain but rather induces it.
The real reason is because Obama and the anti-Christian left know the one way to hit Christians in the gut is to force us to go against one of the things that pains us the most; killing the unborn. I am talking about true Christians who believe Scripture that the Lord ordained us and knew us before he formed us in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5). I’m not talking about the Christians who say, “Oh yes, I am pro life but…,” who then turn around and vote for the most brutal pro abortion president America has ever had. I know the secularists and pro abortionist will rant their mantra of “separation of church and state,” which by the way is nowhere in our Constitution. However, killing unborn babies isn’t a “religious” issue. It’s an issue of one’s heart and it’s something the owners of Hobby Lobby will not violate.
The assault Barack Obama has perpetrated on the American people and businesses to exempt themselves from something that violates their faith is unprecedented. Remember, the two things tyrannical leaders take from the citizens are guns and religion. Removing religion has begun and the gun ban wheels have begun to turn…As Christians we are to be the salt and the light of the Earth (Matthew 5:13) so if we do nothing in the face of evil while we can, we are in essence condoning it. That’s why we must continue to support businesses like Hobby Lobby, Chick-Fil-A or any other business suffering underneath the government’s anti First Amendment big thumb.
Since the majority of Americans voted once again to continue digging the grave for our nation and her Constitution, will the real patriots please stand up? Let those of us who know what’s Good continue to fight for it while we still can…before the headstone of America is forever placed.
As America eagerly awaits the ruling from the Supreme Court on Obama’s unprecedented healthcare mandate, there is something much bigger the American people should be learning from all of this. This ruling should exemplify the necessity to get Barack Obama out of the White House before he has the opportunity to appoint more Supreme Court justices to the bench which we know will sway America heavily to the left. Our claws are heavily dug into the Republic America is trying to remain while this administration is trying to pry them away. We know that Supreme Court Justice Ruth “I wouldn’t look to America’s Constitution as a template to draft a Constitution in another country” Ginsburg will probably be the next to go. If Barack Obama gets another four years, he will be nominating another Justice to the Supreme Court and you can bet your bottom dollar (or change under this administration) that he will put another activist left-leaning judge who will solidify a leftist majority on the highest court in the land.
Remember these appointments are life appointments. These Justices and their rulings have major consequences on the United States. This isn’t something to take lightly. They have already legalized the murder of babies in the womb. In Engle v Vitale they ruled prayers in school to be unconstitutional. They just recently ruled that detention centers don’t need any probable cause or suspicion to strip search American citizens who are arrested on non-criminal acts. I’m not saying all the rulings from the Supreme Court have been bad. What I am saying are these few rulings I have mentioned here, strike out the core of this Republic; denying one the right to LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, silencing ones’ right to express their freedom of religion and relinquishing one’s fourth amendment to unreasonable search and seizures. What’s next?
This is a subject not a lot of Americans are talking about on the grounds of being a vital factor in the upcoming election. I am surprised the Republican Presidential nominees have also been remiss in talking about this very real danger to not only the foundation of America but the sovereignty of America. Not only will another four years of Barack Obama mean fundamental changes to the Supreme Court and the way they rule, but think about the appointment of Federal Judges.
Not only will the Supreme Court be dramatically affected, but there will be an increase in “Circus Courts” a la ninth circuit in California. Obama will appoint judges all over this country who are aligned with his radical ideology. He will go through the back door to fundamentally change the United States of America bypassing the will of the American people. We saw this happen in California regarding proposition eight a few years back. The people voted that they did not want gay marriage. A left leaning pro gay judge came in and ruled against the will of the people. This will happen all over America if we don’t pull the tube that is feeding Obama his power.
If ObamaCare is in fact ruled unconstitutional, it’s not time to break out the party blowers and streamers yet. We still need to get him out of the White House. If ObamaCare is thrown out by the Supreme Court that doesn’t mean Obama won’t continue to implement socialist policies on other levels and implement laws on states (as he has already done) that trample on religious liberty or diminish states’ rights. What better thing for Obama to be able to appoint Obama-like judges to courts all over the country that will rule against the will of the people and side with big government?
It’s interesting that our Founding Fathers said the judicial branch was actually the least threatening to our Republic! Alexander Hamilton said this because he saw the judicial branch for what it was supposed to be; an interpreter of the laws and not a policy maker. Welcome to 2012 Mr. Hamilton. When we have a Supreme Court Justice saying she would never use the very Constitution she is supposed to use for rulings as an outline for other nations drawing up their own Constitution, we have a big problem America.
I hear every day from people on the television, to radio personalities say that Obama is just plain ‘’dumb’’ or that he must not understand how the Constitution works. That statement in itself is not only dumb but naïve. Barack Obama knows exactly what he is doing. Obama and his fellow Saul Alinsky cronies know that the American people (well, most of us…I still don’t know what is wrong with the ‘’strongly approve’’ Americans) will stand up and fight. Therefore, what better way for him to implement his fundamental change than to go through the backdoor; the courts. If he can appoint judges that will rule on the side of Socialism then he doesn’t need the okay of the American people because our opinion will be null and void along with our Constitution.
This is why I say, even if ObamaCare is ruled unconstitutional, we must still do all we can to send Obama back to where he came from. Wherever that is…Furthermore, the issue of the Supreme Court and the Federal Courts needs to serve as a major reminder to us all that the Republican Party must elect the candidate who is most aligned with our founding principles and will follow the Constitution. Our courts were not created to override the will of the people but to ensure that we remain the Republic we are; that the will of the people is represented. Obama is using the Constitution as a dinner mat. He is politically shredding it before our very eyes and we often appear to be complacent. The other percentage of Americans still are basking under the hope and change sun with their rose colored glasses on. Obama could be having a bon fire while using the Constitution as the firewood on the White House lawn and there would still be those waiting to get in the conga line. Eva Longoria has already made her reservation! It’s time to put the gavel to the ballot. America can’t be sentenced to four more years of Barack Obama.