ACLU is at it againWritten by Terry Dashner
God help us, please! The ACLU is at it again. This time their secular agenda is targeting Pentagon, having brought civil litigation against United States military for their 50 year history of sponsoring Boy Scouts of America. This news has left a foul taste in my mouth for some reason. I’ve got to vent to get some relief. Please indulge me.
It seems, all of a sudden after 50 years of helping Boy Scouts of America with camping facilities and other support measures, US military has now been told by ACLU in federal civil-court that they can no longer administer oath that scouts take—pledging a belief in God. (Yes, that’s really a national concern, I’m sure.)
Actually if you look beyond smoke screen of this play, you must admit that this is nothing more than retribution by ACLU for losing in federal court, some time ago, regarding allowing homosexual—participants and counselors—in scouting program. Then again, it’s also ACLU’s agenda to secularize America—removing every semblance of God from federal properties.
Let me give you scenario that played out before my eyes last evening. I was watching a news program on a cable news-network. The host of news program was interviewing a First Amendment attorney, regarding litigation efforts of ACLU against Boy Scouts of America.
The attorney was in full form. Although he was brave enough to speak in favor of ACLU, he did nothing more than repeat same-old-worn-out-argument about violation of separation of church and state. When is that line (from a Thomas Jefferson letter) going to die? (Nowhere in United States Constitution do I find words, “separation of church and state.”)
I looked at attorney on TV screen. I didn’t care for his hair style, but I liked his fine, expensive looking suit and tie. I’m sure, by his choice of attire, that he was doing very well financially— defending First Amendment against evil adversaries of United States like Boy Scouts of America and Pentagon of United States. I don’t know about you, but I, a US citizen, retired police officer, Navy veteran, registered voter, and a current pastor of a local church do not, in least, feel threatened by Boy Scouts of America and their oath before God.
Have we learned our lesson yet?Written by Terry L. Dashner
“Haven’t we learned our Lesson?”
by Terry Dashner…
I like reading columnist Cal Thomas. He makes a lot of sense, especially in regards to West trying to democratize Muslim world. He, as well as I, thinks this might be an idea short of reality (all right an idea that’s impossible).
Let me explain. What if Muslims don’t want Western Democracy but are devoted to spreading Islamic law world wide, as they have propagated since day they left Arabian Desert to conquer West in seventh century?
Before you delete this article, give me a chance to argue my point. I concede that I may be biased to current events because of my reading of history, but there’s no getting around facts of history, even if it’s revised to fit political correctness of day. History still teaches danger in not learning from history.
When 911 Commission was roasting Dr. Condoleeza Rice, an admired American Patriot, she reminded Commission and viewing audience of America’s short fall in not assessing very well intentions of others. She reminded us that we failed to properly assess German intentions until two years after sinking of Lusitania in 1915. Remember it was not until 1917, two full years after sinking and wholesale slaughter of thousands of Europeans by Germans that we entered War to end all Wars. We repeated this failure to properly assess intentions when Nazi regime violated terms of Treaty of Versailles, which ended WWI. Democratic countries continued to ignore Hitler, hoping he’d just go away, until 1939 when he invaded Poland.
I believe Dr. Rice was on to something. I believe she wanted us to know that predicting an event like 911 is impossible, but also I believe that there was a hidden message in her history lesson.
This hidden message was brought to light other day while reading archives of Cal Thomas. His article was dated November 11, 2003, but it read like today’s newspaper. In November of 2003, President Bush was addressing National Endowment for Democracy. In his speech, President Bush asked rhetorical question, “Are people of Middle East somehow beyond reach of liberty?” Cal Thomas, in regards to this statement wrote, “It depends on meaning of liberty.