You might be concerned about the jobless recovery, or the daily revelations of crooked dealings in big business. You could be troubled by the incredible lack of any discernible talent (except a knack for the most craven pandering imaginable) in the current crop of presidential wanna-bees proffered by the Evil party. Perhaps you are bothered by the massive amounts of money spent on education and health care, only to create large, pathetic, grossly ineffective, and even destructive bureaucracies. Does the possibility of a terrorist attack give you anxiety?
Let me take away the pain! For whatever it is that may weigh heavily on your mind, you should take great comfort and sleep well tonight, because our grand and glorious government took a stand—and quickly—against an insidious threat to our way of life. Too bad they took the wrong stand.
I’m referring to the summary dismissal of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, the Ten Commandments monument guy. Never mind that these commandments form the basis for civilized behavior, never mind that the founding document of the United States, The Declaration of Independence, unashamedly refers to God, and never even mind that presidents and many other federal officials, including the execrable judges who participated in this outrage against Moore, are sworn in using a Bible.
Jesus and John the Baptist speak about a “brood of vipers,” but as our Founders read these Gospel passages, I doubt if they could have conceived of such Pharisees working overtime to tear apart the Republic they had founded, a couple of hundred years later. But don’t think this brood includes only the antagonists, such as crypto-Commie Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of the three groups that sued Moore over the monument, who termed the action of the court and attorney general as “courageous.”
Faux conservative, candidate for a federal judgeship himself, and lickspittle to the media elite, Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor, who prosecuted Moore, noted that
“Whether we agree or not with a court’s decision, at the end of the day, when the courts resolve controversies, we respect those decisions.”
Pryor, who believes that Roe v. Wade was an “abomination,” breathlessly told the US Senate that he had ordered Alabama’s district attorneys to take “the narrowest construction available” of the state’s newly passed partial-birth-abortion ban. Pryor told the committee that he believed Supreme Court precedent, specifically the Casey decision, dictated a more moderate reading of the law than the aggressive stance favored by some pro-life groups in Alabama.
“I am able to put aside personal beliefs and follow the law, even when I strongly disagree with it,” he proudly stated.
A better Pharisee you could scarcely imagine. Someone should ask Pryor if he would have also prosecuted under the fugitive slave laws, the bans on miscegenation, various blue laws, and all the Jim Crow statutes—but don’t hold your breath. Of course, Pryor is hardly the only effete character in this melodrama. In fact, the silence is quite deafening from the Stupid Party, as it is from most of the usually loquacious self-styled “moralists” on talk radio.
As depressing as it is to see how our “friends” react to all this, it is more than disheartening, even to a world-class cynic like me, to behold the legions of people who are applauding Moore’s removal, and the suppression of any religious expression. Most appalling are those who would use the Gospel passage “Paying Taxes to the Emperor” (Matthew 22:15-22) to somehow justify their advocacy of the banishment of religion…
15. Then the Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap him in speech.
16. They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. And you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion, for you do not regard a person’s status.
17. Tell us, then, what is your opinion: Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?”
18. Knowing their malice, Jesus said, “Why are you testing me, you hypocrites?
19. Show me the coin that pays the census tax.” Then they handed him the Roman coin.
20. He said to them, “Whose image is this and whose inscription?”
21. They replied, “Caesar’s.” At that he said to them, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”
22. When they heard this they were amazed, and leaving him they went away.
I challenge anyone to demonstrate how this well-known and oft-quoted section of Scripture argues against religion in public life.
Generations of American students have been taught the grotesque oversimplification that our Civil War was fought over slavery. Well, wake up, dear reader. Slavery won! We are now, all of us, slaves to the will of those who would destroy our beloved country, via unelected lifetime judges—the Caesars of today.