Fourteen months ago I posted this.
/excerpt/Bad enough that the two rulings on ACA/ObamaCare on June 28, 2012 and June 25, 2015 used tortured language to destroy the Separation of Powers, thereby making the President (ANY President, left or right, R or D, from this point forward) a de facto dictator. See also Kelo v City of New London (private property), the Patriot Act (privacy), etc. Justice Scalia has it correct in his dissents.
"… we are on very dangerous ground right now. On a global/government-led scale, it showed itself with the NSA and IRS scandals. On a societal/mob-mentality level, it showed itself with Chick-fil-A, Elaine Huguenin, Brendan Eich, George Zimmerman, Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling, etc. (and all the hypocritical double-standards that are in stark contrast).
You play with fire, we all get burned.
It's Orwell's "1984" mixed with Huxley's "Brave New World" and Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451". Ladies & Gentlemen… I give you "2014: The Year of the Thought Police".
Freedom of Religion…
Freedom of Thought…
Freedom of Speech…
These fundamental principles - these fundamental rights - are at risk. If we don't stop this now, we won't be able to turn back."
Now, here we are - June 26, 2015. The SCOTUS just ruled in favor of marriage being defined however one sees fit. And it is to be sanctioned by the State (meaning the entire federal government), and made authorized and legal.
No, this is not about homosexual unions. It's about more than that. Mark my words, this ruling today just legalized incest and polygamy.
The SCOTUS basically said that although religious institutions themselves are “protected” by their 1st amendment religious rights, all 50 States MUST not only recognize homosexual marriage but also perform homosexual marriages.
From requiring citizens to purchase something against their will, to having private property taken away without due process, justification, nor just compensation. From the immediate banning of anything related to something historical to the country (the Confederate Flag), while hypocritically turning a blind eye towards the approval of selling/purchasing Nazi memorabilia (yet the American Flag, instead, will be next - ask Farrakhan).
Think the 2nd Amendment isn't next to fall? Think again. At that point in time the last Constitutional defense of the citizens against an oppressive government will disappear. But, don't worry. Instead, we must be distracted by more important things like the near-forced acceptance of so-called transgendered (Bruce Jenner) and transracial (Rachel Dolezal) "normality".
Don't pay attention to the likes of Al Qaeda and ISIS, and the slaughter of Christians, Jews, moderate Moslems, gays and westerners. Ignore the soon collapse of the European Union as Greece is about to exit and go bankrupt, with countries such as Italy, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, etc. begin to also fall like dominoes both economically and culturally. Pay no mind to Putin and the Soviet-like advances of Russia into Georgia, the Ukraine, and other former-Soviet states.
What's happening with China and North Korea and Iran? What were you saying again about that porous border? Oh, never mind. It's not as important as false narratives of the likes of Trevon Martin and Michael Brown or Mattress Girl running 24/7 for weeks on end. Or the latest story plot change on Game of Thrones or Orange is the New Black.
Turn a blind eye to the fact that the national debt was approx $10 trillion when Obama took office, and is currently over $18 trillion with an expected increase to over $20 trillion (not including local and state debts, and not including unfunded liabilities such as Social Security and MediCare) by the time Obama leaves office in 18 months.
Turn a deaf ear to the fact that when Reagan left office in 1989 the national debt was less than $3 trillion, and that if the Democrat-controlled Congress (where all tax & spend bills must originate, per the Constitution) led by Speaker Tip O'Neill had followed through with the agreement in the early '80s to cut $3 in spending for every new $1 raised by tax increases that the budget would have been balanced and the debt would've been $0 when Reagan left office.
That the cumulative rate of inflation from 1989 to 2014 is approx. 91%, which means that the federal government (which had a budget of just $1.1 trillion for fiscal 1989) should be able to run just fine with a budget of only $2.1 trillion for 2014 (instead of the obscene $3.5 trillion, the average amount every year for the entire Obama administration since 2009, with no budget less than $3.45 trillion), and that there is absolutely NO need for there to be any national debt at all (let alone one approaching $20 trillion) over these last 26 years.
Yes, yes… pay no mind at all to any of that.
And we are being swayed far and wide by cry-bullies – led by narcissistic and phonily self-righteous, self-appointed leaders (e.g., Sharpton) who bid their extortion, stoke fires, and wreak havoc.
It's mob rule at the speed of modern social networks.
And the ruling class laughs with money-lined pockets while continuing to pull the marionette strings.
And to think that it was not long ago that we as a nation stood united as one (E Pluribus Unum), and that we filled our churches and synagogues together on bended knee in prayer and humility. And yet, less than 14 years later... my how far and how fast and how hard we have fallen.
To turn this around (if at all possible at this point) we must wake up. And we must stand once again, united. We must surrender once again on bended knee. With discerning minds, open hearts and centered souls. With prayer and humility.
We must stop being puppets and start becoming sheep.
Puppets are manipulated by worldly powers.
Sheep are led by The Shepherd - Christ.