Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Hardest Job In The World

I generally try to avoid politics, but this is too big.  For the sixteen to eighteen percent of Americans who don't subscribe to the belief that God has chosen America to do whatever it is we're supposed to do, this is a momentous time in history.

At no other time in the foreseeable future will those of us who call ourselves freethinking progressives have more power than we do now.  President Elect Obama needs to know that we expect more than we have gotten from the Democrats in recent memory.  We expect decisive leadership away from the failed policies of the Reagan to Bush era.

Personally, I will not consider this presidency a success unless at least the following things happen:

1) The Patriot Act must be repealed. Period. It's an abomination and an affront to everything America is supposed to stand for.

2) Gitmo must be shut down. Period. It's an abomination and an affront to everything America is supposed to stand for.

3) Nothing less than the Geneva Conventions must apply to all enemy combatant prisoners held by the U.S. for any reason.

4) No Child Left Behind must be scrapped.

5) There must be an end to the senseless waste of resources, life, and American credibility in Iraq.

6) Global Warming must be rationally addressed.

This is no time for inaction. We don't have the luxury of gloating.  So far, we have done nothing.  Already, there are hateful messages pouring out over the internet urging Christians to fight against the new godless government.

God removes His hand from the United States, it is now time to act! With the election of Barack Hussein Obama as the next President of the United States, yesterday marked a watershed day spiritually for this nation. For decades now, this country has been operating in rebellion to God and His Truth. We legally slaughter 4,000 babies every day. We have made a mockery of God's Holy Institution of Marriage. God's plan for the family has been decimated. We have totally given ourselves over to the lusts of the flesh and the pleasures of this temporal world. We have bowed down to and worshipped every false god and idol created in rebellion to the God of the Bible.

Out of our rebellion to God, the people have now elected a man to lead this nation who is a staunch supporter of legalized infanticide. Speaking to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund on July 17, 2007, Senator Obama said, "The first thing I'd do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do." President Obama will repay the support of those in the baby killing industry by insuring abortion on demand at any stage of the pregnancy, and through executive orders, he will wipe out any progress individual states have made in trying to ban abortions in their state. As President, he will elect judges to the US Supreme Court who will insure Roe vs. Wade is never overturned, as well as activist judges to the Federal Courts who will rule on the side of death in any abortion cases.

President Obama is also a great friend to the homosexual community and will be a champion of their radical agenda. President Obama will make it easy for gay couples to adopt children. I remember years ago warning people in my Daily Devotional that the homosexual community was targeting your children. People said I was over reacting. Today, an entire generation of children has grown up being brainwashed that being gay is normal and acceptable. They are being indoctrinated as young as kindergarten that there is nothing wrong with this choice of deviant sex. Again, through executive orders he will wipe out any gains made by various states to insure gay marriage will quickly spread across the nation, and the judges he appoints will help the radical gay agenda to move forward
This is what we're fighting against.  Rush and Laura and FOX News and a hundred other conservative pundits are going to attack President Elect Obama from day one.  We're already seeing it happen.

Bill Clinton was a Republican's Democrat.  Even so, he was crucified by the neocon right.  Forgive my southern roots showing, but how much more will Obama be attacked when a good ol' fashioned lynching would thrill the hearts of so many good Christians south of the Mason Dixon?

The new administration is going to face terrible opposition, but we must not pity them for this.  It has been nothing less than the systematic failure of the Democratic Party for the last eight years that has put us where we are today.  We can blame it on the neocons all we want, but the reality is that the Democrats haven't had a goal.  They have simply wimpered quiet opposition to the very well formed Republican plan.

Obama is an organizer and a negotiator.  We need to make sure, as progressives, that he understands just how many of us are out here, and just how insistent we are that we have a voice in what will hopefully be the beginning of the end for Neo-Conservative rule in America.


Jackie said...

You've identified you goals. Now how about a plan of attack? Secular Americans have only recently hired a fulltime lobbiest, right? It would be great if all the variousl secular communities could back that lobby. I think we need (dare I say it?) an umbrella organization for secular interests. Yes, yes, herding cats. We don't need that much compliance or support, just a single source of info that is sure to reach all of the various factions. Let the individual cats decide to which calls to action they wish to respond. If an organization like this already exists, the fact that I don't know about it is evidence that it isn't doing sufficient outreach.

Hambydammit said...

Yes, Lori Lippman Brown is the single atheist lobbyist in Washington. I've met her. She's very smart, very driven, and has made substantial inroads with a number of influential Washington big wigs.

There is just such an organization. The Secular Coalition for America:

Thanks for the comment, and for reminding me that maybe it would be a good idea to let people know about this organization.


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