ACLU is at it again

Written by Terry Dashner


God help us, please! The ACLU is at it again. This time their secular agenda is targetingrepparttar Pentagon, having brought civil litigation againstrepparttar 132249 United States military for their 50 year history of sponsoringrepparttar 132250 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 helpingrepparttar 132251 Boy Scouts of America with camping facilities and other support measures,repparttar 132252 US military has now been told byrepparttar 132253 ACLU in federal civil-court that they can no longer administerrepparttar 132254 oath that scouts take—pledging a belief in God. (Yes, that’s really a national concern, I’m sure.)

Actually if you look beyondrepparttar 132255 smoke screen of this play, you must admit that this is nothing more than retribution byrepparttar 132256 ACLU for losing in federal court, some time ago, regarding allowing homosexual—participants and counselors—inrepparttar 132257 scouting program. Then again, it’s alsorepparttar 132258 ACLU’s agenda to secularize America—removing every semblance of God from federal properties.

Let me give yourepparttar 132259 scenario that played out before my eyes last evening. I was watching a news program on a cable news-network. The host ofrepparttar 132260 news program was interviewing a First Amendment attorney, regardingrepparttar 132261 litigation efforts ofrepparttar 132262 ACLU againstrepparttar 132263 Boy Scouts of America.

The attorney was in full form. Although he was brave enough to speak in favor ofrepparttar 132264 ACLU, he did nothing more than repeatrepparttar 132265 same-old-worn-out-argument aboutrepparttar 132266 violation of separation of church and state. When is that line (from a Thomas Jefferson letter) going to die? (Nowhere inrepparttar 132267 United States Constitution do I findrepparttar 132268 words, “separation of church and state.”)

I looked atrepparttar 132269 attorney onrepparttar 132270 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— defendingrepparttar 132271 First Amendment againstrepparttar 132272 evil adversaries ofrepparttar 132273 United States likerepparttar 132274 Boy Scouts of America andrepparttar 132275 Pentagon ofrepparttar 132276 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, inrepparttar 132277 least, feel threatened byrepparttar 132278 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 torepparttar West trying to democratizerepparttar 132248 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 sincerepparttar 132249 day they leftrepparttar 132250 Arabian Desert to conquerrepparttar 132251 West inrepparttar 132252 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 aroundrepparttar 132253 facts of history, even if it’s revised to fitrepparttar 132254 political correctness ofrepparttar 132255 day. History still teachesrepparttar 132256 danger in not learning from history.

Whenrepparttar 132257 911 Commission was roasting Dr. Condoleeza Rice, an admired American Patriot, she remindedrepparttar 132258 Commission andrepparttar 132259 viewing audience of America’s short fall in not assessing very wellrepparttar 132260 intentions of others. She reminded us that we failed to properly assess German intentions until two years afterrepparttar 132261 sinking ofrepparttar 132262 Lusitania in 1915. Remember it was not until 1917, two full years afterrepparttar 132263 sinking andrepparttar 132264 wholesale slaughter of thousands of Europeans byrepparttar 132265 Germans that we enteredrepparttar 132266 War to end all Wars. We repeated this failure to properly assess intentions whenrepparttar 132267 Nazi regime violatedrepparttar 132268 terms ofrepparttar 132269 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 lightrepparttar 132270 other day while readingrepparttar 132271 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 addressingrepparttar 132272 National Endowment for Democracy. In his speech, President Bush askedrepparttar 132273 rhetorical question, “Arerepparttar 132274 people ofrepparttar 132275 Middle East somehow beyondrepparttar 132276 reach of liberty?” Cal Thomas, in regards to this statement wrote, “It depends onrepparttar 132277 meaning of liberty.

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