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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Americans, Behold Your Future

In his second inaugural address our president assured us, "My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment." What moment? The moment when we seize the limitless possibilities of America. We are ending a decade of war, you see, and our "economic recovery has begun", you understand, and now "we will seize it — so long as we seize it together."

What are we seizing, then? Equal rights. The president quoted from the Declaration of Independence that "We hold these truths to be self-evident" and went on to assure us that all "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights." That was the premise of his speech. Let's grasp these rights endowed by the Creator!

What rights? Certainly economic "fair play" is in view. (Read "We need to equalize the economy, taking away from those with more so that more with less have more.") Certainly "a great nation must care for the vulnerable" ... as long as "the vulnerable" are not the most vulnerable — unborn children. In other words, the "rights" endowed by the Creator will be carefully distributed by the government. The rich and the unborn will have less than the poor and the women.

How does that make sense? "We have always understood that when times change, so must we." Oh, I see. Got it. So what must change with the times? "A little girl born into the bleakest poverty" must have "the same chance to succeed as anybody else." That does not mean that she has to earn her way like everybody else. It means that we need to take away from those who have so that those who don't will. It means that, while "every citizen deserves a basic measure of security", the "security" in question here is universal health care. It means a nanny state to take care of everyone. And it means, above all else, that true happiness is found in having stuff. So we will need to provide stuff. It means that we'll have to stop climate change because certainly climate change is not security. And have no doubt, fellow Americans. It means that the perpetual, longstanding definition of marriage must change. Remember! This is due to the rights endowed by the Creator! Thus, the Creator demands that all of history and all of Scripture and all of the Church for all time admit its complete and total failure to comprehend this singular matter and agree that we have finally figured it out. Marriage has never been about husband and wife, father and mother, "the two shall become one". It has always been about personal preference and personal pleasure. God demands that we change. We must alter our view so that "our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well." Because, you see, "love" and "commitment" are the only acceptable definition of "marriage" today. And when times change, so must we.

Are you ready, America? You voted for it. You have given the "popular mandate". As understood by the current administration, you have decided that "equal rights" does not include "freedom of religion" if it violates your views. You have decided that those who earn more than others ought to lose that income in favor of those who do not earn as much. You have decided that God has changed His mind (or has lost it) and from time immemorial the human definition of marriage and the biblical definition of marriage has always been wrong. You have decided that "protecting the vulnerable" is a matter of selection, where the most vulnerable deserve no protection and we'll work our way up from there. That's what the president that you've elected understands you to believe. Be ready for the promised changes. You asked for it. As for me, I was not made for this moment. I was not made for the moment when our "limitless possibilities" include shaking our fists in the face of God, radical irrationality, and nonsensical administration. Not my idea of "limitless possibilities". We need to "seize it together" he said. You'll have to do it without me. But you guys go ahead. See how that plays out for you.


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Excellent analysis, Stan. I think you'd like Ben Shapiro's commentary:

Stan said...

His analysis makes sense to me.

David said...

I think this post wins the "Most Labels" award. As you said, this is not the moment I was made for. As Americans, we're constantly being accused to holding to our Judeo-Christian ethics, thank goodness we've finally thrown those out. Those silly biblical principles have been holding our sin back for far too long. We are now free to sin openly, repeatedly, shamelessly, happily. Morality is what we choose it to be at that moment, and it can change radically tomorrow. We'll openly accept our own hypocrisy as good, like the fact that murdering an unborn child is both a wonderful choice and a punishable offense. Not really the America I signed up for, or pledged allegiance to. Do we even do that anymore? I wonder how many people actually remember that they did that. Any American that grew up in the public school system has pledged allegiance to this country, but is this country worthy of our allegiance anymore? Allegiance and oath really have no meaning anymore either.

Wait, how were we made for this moment? Because I'm pretty sure our founding fathers are turning in their graves watching what we've done with their country. And in what way were we made for this?

Stan said...

I thought "I need to put a label on this one" and, as I started looking through my available labels I realized, "Oh, man, a lot of them fit this one."

That article that Glenn gave the link for said it well. Obama was Orwellian. His doublespeak was painful to watch. "Government is liberty. Freedom is tyranny. Individualism is collectivism." More painful is the fact that few Americans will have recognized it. And turning reality on its ear will make for a very dim future.

Anonymous said...

It feels like citizens can no longer say they are Christian and American. We must choose.

Stan said...

Oh, no, you can be a Christian and an American ... you just can't be an American Christian in public. Jesus is no longer welcome in the public square. We must decide if we're going to be Christians or "acceptable".