You Say You Want a Res-o-lutionâ€¦
By: Erik Rush
You say you want a revolution, well you know
We all want to change the worldâ€¦
-The Beatles, Revolution
Ironic, if one reads all of the lyrics to The Beatles Revolution: Despite being left-leaners for their time, the tune almost sounds like something a conservative music artist might write today.
Snapshot of America: For the moment, we are still â€œallowedâ€ to believe and say what we wish. I am not saying this to underscore my right to say what follows, but to acknowledge the right of those with whom I vehemently disagree to believe and say what we wish.
Still, the Left sickens me. I mean, really sickens meâ€¦
On December 11, Congress passed a resolution introduced by Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) acknowledging the importance of Christmas and Christianity in America. Is it unusual that such a measure would be initiated by a Republican congressman from Americaâ€™s heartland?
Is it unusual that what has come to be known as the â€œThe Christmas Resolutionâ€ passed the House by a vote of 372-9?
The phenomenon makes plain the fact that most of Congress, Democrat and Republican, realize that the â€œimaginary War on Christmas and Christianityâ€ isnâ€™t imaginary at all, and despite the fact that the United States of America is a secular nation with laws and convention rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition, those laws, conventions and traditions are indeed under attack.
The objective question: Why all the hooblah (a word I think I just invented) over Christmas at this particular juncture in our history?
Well, suppose one had been living in a cave for the past forty years; upon emerging last week, they approached a stranger who happened to follow politics and asked them why this resolution had been necessary. Based on the numbers of the congressional vote as regards the Christmas Resolution, I think the answer might go something like this:
â€œYou see, whatâ€™s happened over the last forty years is that the puke-gutted Bolsheviks in America have done a really good job of insinuating themselves into strategic positions in government and the media. Now, theyâ€™re essentially doing what Lenin did in Russia, promoting socialism, class warfare and attempting to eradicate anything that would displace the authority of the state. Since this is a predominantly Christian nation, quashing that religion is at the top of their listâ€¦â€
The nine representatives who opposed Kingâ€™s resolution were all Democrats: Three from California, two from New York, and one each from Washington, Virginia, Colorado and Florida. An obvious protest vote from a minority of twisted, ideological lemmings. As has occurred a few times in the recent past, one of the things that sickened me most was the inclusion of a representative from Colorado, the state in which I live. It has been known for quite awhile by political geeks like me that Colorado is a pivotal state for the national Democrat leadership; Democrat candidates have openly acknowledged this goal during the last few election cycles. Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) opposed the resolution, claiming that it â€œblurred the line between separation of church and state.â€
Again, turneth my stomach. â€œDisingenuousâ€ doesnâ€™t begin to portray the duplicity of someone who knows that the proverbial â€œseparation of church and stateâ€ in the First Amendment refers to state-administered religion, yet chooses to misrepresent its meaning anyway. Representative Kingâ€™s resolution was no more or less than ought to have been extended to any religious group under duress in America. The fact that Christians are a majority is immaterial.
In contrast, on October 2, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted â€“ by a vote of 376-0 â€“ a resolution recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Now, I have no theoretical objection to Congress recognizing, observing or otherwise honoring any religious group. The honey-dripping, sickly-sweet language of â€œThe Ramadan Resolutionâ€ notwithstanding, to put it bluntly: This is most assuredly not the time for America at large to be smooching Islamâ€™s collective buttocks.
It is obvious that, while Iâ€™m sure many voted for the Ramadan resolution on principle, many if not all who might have opposed it cast a â€œyeaâ€ vote for the same reason they cave on most social issues: Theyâ€™re afraid of being called intolerant, racist, chauvinistic, xenophobic Big Fat Meanies.
That the U.S. recognizes and respects Islam and Muslims is painfully evident in that not only have peace-loving Muslims been able to thrive here, but anti-American Wahabbists have been able to cultivate their cancerous enclaves here as well. The former already know theyâ€™re welcome here, the latter duly appreciate such spineless, PC-driven measures as â€œThe Ramadan Resolution,â€ and the radical Muslim world abroad, which sees such pandering as weakness, is anticipating â€œBlackhawk Downâ€ all over again â€“ this time, on a continental scale.
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Erik Rush is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.