Tuesday, December 18, 2007

You Say You Want A Resolution

From columnist Erik Rush at the New Media Journal:

Snapshot of America: For the moment, we are still “allowed” 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 me...

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 America’s heartland?

Not particularly.

Is it unusual that what has come to be known as the “The Christmas Resolution” passed the House by a vote of 372-9?

Not particularly.

The phenomenon makes plain the fact that most of Congress, Democrat and Republican, realize that the “imaginary War on Christmas and Christianity” isn’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:

“You see, what’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, they’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 list…”

The nine representatives who opposed King’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.

Again, turneth my stomach. “Disingenuous” doesn’t begin to portray the duplicity of someone who knows that the proverbial “separation of church and state” in the First Amendment refers to state-administered religion, yet chooses to misrepresent its meaning anyway. Representative King’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 – by a vote of 376-0 – 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 “The Ramadan Resolution” notwithstanding, to put it bluntly: This is most assuredly not the time for America at large to be smooching Islam’s collective buttocks.

It is obvious that, while I’m sure many voted for the Ramadan resolution on principle, many if not all who might have opposed it cast a “yea” vote for the same reason they cave on most social issues: They’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 Wahhabists have been able to cultivate their cancerous enclaves here as well. The former already know they’re welcome here, the latter duly appreciate such spineless, PC-driven measures as “The Ramadan Resolution,” and the radical Muslim world abroad, which sees such pandering as weakness, is anticipating “Blackhawk Down” all over again – this time, on a continental scale.

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