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The Soft Evil of Barack Obama
Amrican Thinker ^ | March 11, 2011 | Stuart Schwartz

Posted on 03/10/2011 11:59:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Evil. It has always been there, pushed back in the United States by American exceptionalism and the Judeo Christian traditions of what Ronald Reagan famously called -- borrowing from the Bible -- a "shining City on a hill." "God bless America," Reagan would say, emphatically and often. But God is not in fashion among our political and media elites and, with the presidency of Barack Obama, the lights of the city are dimming and evil has been drawn from the shadows.

Now we have a leader in the vanguard of a malevolence pushing into the mainstream through a thousand barely perceptible actions and words. It is tiptoeing into our culture, permeating our homes and institutions, shaping lives and expectations and quietly remaking our worldview in the radical, leftist image favored by our educated elites. Such is the evil of Barack Obama, an incredibly soft evil that threatens the future of a nation that, for all of its existence, has led the world in freedom and opportunity.

Take that, Jews. Shut up, Christians. Move over, strivers. Give it up, tradition. Individual choice, responsibility, honor -- simply words in a dictionary. All are relative, says the professor in the White House, as are your rights. We know best how to do your lives, comes the voice from a thousand of his appointees in hundreds of federal agencies. American exceptionalism? Fugedaboutit!

It is a soft evil that comes from quietly abandoning the values and traditions that naturally follow from a nation founded on the fact that God created humanity with "unalienable rights" -- so said our founders. From this flows an exceptionally American and Biblical worldview that understands the need to "act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Bible stuff, sure; but also the Judeo-Christian virtues that have guided our national and private lives, lived much in the breach but nevertheless honored as worthy characteristics.

Theologians tell us that it is typical of humanity to create evil by "missing the mark" in daily living. We miss the target of godly or righteous behavior in our relationships in innumerable and often minor ways: snubbing a neighbor, parking illegally, etc. But our saving grace is that we acknowledge that these transgressions, however small, are still wrong. But when we don't, when we miss the mark deliberately and as a matter of policy, then soft sin builds toward hard evil. And that is where we are with our federal government. Obama and his fellow Democrats, for example, push our children into debt, a soft evil that will grow hard when the bill comes due and whole generations are yoked to government. He promotes publically subsidized, racially selective abortions that target African-American women at three times the rate of the rest of the population, a soft evil that becomes hard when, as has happened, babies are born and then murdered, their spines snapped with scissors by a doctor paid by taxpayers.

Ironically, it was the ancient Jews who first warned that the soft evil of "mark-missing" results in the same kind of evil produced by in-your-face sin such as murder or rape. Jews have always been the canary in the coal mine, the first to take it on the chin by assuming the unenviable task of reminding the powerful that there is, indeed, a higher power -- and that evil is the inevitable result of human arrogance. Hitler and his jack-booted hordes pursued power through a hard evil that began with the Jews and continued on to eliminate significant chunks of the human race; in the Arab world, Jews were the first murdered, but recent attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt remind us that it won't stop there.

Obama and his allies offer a softer version, one easier to ignore but heading in the same direction. The Obama leftists don't wear jackboots; instead, they shuffle in on slippers, using the power of government to softly challenge and redefine right thinking and behavior. This quiet evil is most apparent in his treatment of the Jews. As Jackie Mason put it, in this life "three things are certain: Death, taxes, and anti-Semitism." And so we have the soft anti-Semitism of Barack Obama, who says it is okay to not like the Jews...oh, I mean Israel. "Take the Jews -- please," says the Obama White House, putting a Henny Youngman face on the ugly façade of an ancient hate.

The symbolism is hard to miss. Quietly, surreptitiously, a hundred little acts of soft evil put us on the path to the hard evils of the tyrannies that plague other parts of the world. Palestinian government thugs murder both Jews and Arabs in territories littered with poverty and brutality. But it is Israel -- the prosperous and free Jewish state which welcomes Arabs -- that stands condemned as the administration unleashes what the New York Post called "a vile attack on Israel, using language far worse than anything" the notoriously anti-Semitic United Nations can dream up. At the same time, Obama ignores the vow of the Muslim Brotherhood to "kill the Jews -- to the very last one" and, instead of decrying their murderous intent, pronounces them worthy of friendship. Hard evil hates Jews; soft evil embraces their murderers.

Soft evil inevitably leaches into public life. Harvard Law professor and liberal icon Alan Dershowitz, a frequent speaker on university campuses, traces the growing hate directed at Jewish students and faculty to the willingness of Obama to embrace and thereby legitimize the hard evil of those who hate, "thus blurring the line between legitimate political criticism and illegitimate bigotry."

Such is the nature of soft evil. In international affairs, in abortion, in healthcare, in millions of new regulations and taxes, in a thousand ways and relationships the lines between unalienable rights and illegitimate policy are blurred. Soft evil whispers "power" and Obama smiles.

Take a look around this country. Outside the Beltway, we are all Jews now.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; democrats; islam; israel; liberalfascism; muslimbrotherhood; obama; obamacare; softevil; thedevil
Whatever the Muslims invested to send him to school they've been rewarded ten-million fold. The Manchurian Candidate was a Dr. Suess book compared to what we see unfolding before our very eyes every day.
1 posted on 03/10/2011 11:59:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you for this post.

“The Obama leftists don’t wear jackboots; instead, they shuffle in on slippers, using the power of government to softly challenge and redefine right thinking and behavior.”

Don’t forget the people in our country’s universities who are carrying out BO’s wishes.


2 posted on 03/11/2011 12:02:33 AM PST by thecodont
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

3 posted on 03/11/2011 12:08:05 AM PST by Zakeet (Disclosure: Long on trees, long on hemp, short on Libtards)
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To: sneakers

bookmark


4 posted on 03/11/2011 12:17:51 AM PST by sneakers
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To: thecodont
From time to time, especially during periods of great and growing national distress, it can be comfortingly instructive to be able, with quiet confidence, to remind those who would do away with our finest traditions, that we conservatives are the ones with all the guns.

Puts everything back into a better sense of perspective.

These "educated, intellectual elite" only have power for as long as the debate remains largely hypothetical or philosophical. Once it crosses into an actionable milieu, their ability to hold any sway over the direction of coming events evaporates into the air as quickly as would a fine red mist.

;-\

5 posted on 03/11/2011 12:19:40 AM PST by Gargantua (Palin ~ Cain 2012... Demand Exceptional--America deserves the best)
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To: Gargantua

“From time to time, especially during periods of great and growing national distress, it can be comfortingly instructive to be able, with quiet confidence, to remind those who would do away with our finest traditions, that we conservatives are the ones with all the guns.”

Havin’ ain’t usin’.


6 posted on 03/11/2011 12:40:44 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

obama is as the black tsunami washing over everything in a constance advance, seeping its toxic bitterness and wreckage into everything in its path.


7 posted on 03/11/2011 12:44:41 AM PST by parisa
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To: Gargantua; dsc

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


8 posted on 03/11/2011 12:47:09 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“It remains to be seen whether the struggle of our generation against the tyrants of our day in the first decade of the 21st Century will bring a restoration of liberty and the rule of law or a dark and bloody descent into chaos and slavery.”

I typed a reply to your post, but didn’t know if posting it would get me banned or get me an unwelcome visit from federal bureaucrats. Either way, I’m not optimistic about avoiding that chaos and slavery thing.


9 posted on 03/11/2011 1:08:25 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Making Rat Policy Work By Hijacking the Democratic Process

Constitution and the Devil-3sm

10 posted on 03/11/2011 1:09:46 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Agree. It’s like a bad nightmare you can’t wake up from.


11 posted on 03/11/2011 1:19:42 AM PST by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Soft Evil ? they are Evil.

The God of Israel is in charge, not Obama, not big sister Janet.
12 posted on 03/11/2011 1:38:31 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Soft Evil ? they are Evil.

The God of Israel is in charge, not Obama, or big sister Janet.
13 posted on 03/11/2011 1:38:54 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Psa 55:21 [The words] of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war [was] in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet [were] they drawn swords.


14 posted on 03/11/2011 3:02:50 AM PST by Bellflower (Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.)
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To: dsc

“Havin’ ain’t usin’”

Not yet! Not until they force us to use them.


15 posted on 03/11/2011 3:07:40 AM PST by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It is a soft evil that comes from...”

Where on earth did the author get this idea? Evil doesn;t get a modifier. Evil is evil. And if the author thinks that Obama et al would stick at anything that he might call ‘hard’ evil he is sadly and seriously deluded.

16 posted on 03/11/2011 3:16:12 AM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is it supposed to be this soft?


17 posted on 03/11/2011 3:21:51 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: dsc
"Havin’ ain’t usin’

Not always. But not having ain't never usin'.

Emperor Hirohito, back during our armed conflict with Japan, was allegedly queried by a General why it was that he had no plans to invade America. It is reputed that his reply was something along the lines of, "One cannot invade America, there would be a gun behind every blade of grass."

Usin' ain't always necessary. Sometimes, but not always. Sometimes, just havin' does the trick. The difference is, your enemy has to believe that, if the ball goes up, you won't hesitate. Saves alot of time, powder, lead, and blood.

What it is that most drives our political nemeses to fits of hystrionic apoplecty is their absolute knowledge that, if push comes to shove, we won't be shoving back...

...if you follow my meanin'

:-|

18 posted on 03/11/2011 3:33:41 AM PST by Gargantua (Palin ~ Cain 2012... Demand Exceptional--America deserves the best)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Evil. It has always been there, pushed back in the United States by American exceptionalism and the Judeo Christian traditions of what Ronald Reagan famously called -- borrowing from the Bible -- a "shining City on a hill." "God bless America," Reagan would say, emphatically and often. But God is not in fashion among our political and media elites and, with the presidency of Barack Obama, the lights of the city are dimming and evil has been drawn from the shadows.

This is a very well written piece.

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"The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted."

Psalm 12:8


19 posted on 03/11/2011 3:45:29 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Interesting article. Of course there's nothing "soft" in an objective sense about B.O.'s evil, but the author well describes the subtle approach of Obama and somnambulant way our populace (at least a substantial portion of it) accepts it. Would only really balk at the description of O's abortion policy as "soft" as opposed to the hard evil of Gosnell's house of horrors. To me that's more like hard evil morphing into utter monstrosity and bestiality.
20 posted on 03/11/2011 3:47:14 AM PST by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.")
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To: thecodont

+1.

Very well stated.


21 posted on 03/11/2011 3:47:31 AM PST by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. About the time Obama got into Harvard Law and was named editor of the Review and did nothing, Saudi Arabia gave Harvard $350 million for a new building devoted to the study of Arabs or Arab culture/history. Whatever. A quid pro quo. They bought and paid for an American president. In fact they’ve gleefully boasted that they control America.


22 posted on 03/11/2011 3:48:34 AM PST by hershey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I still can't believe we are stuck with the community organizer. Yesterday he attacked bullies, while the world was falling apart.
23 posted on 03/11/2011 4:01:05 AM PST by DeaconRed (There will be WARS & Rumors or WARS. . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: Shane
"Not until they force us to use them."

Even the O'Bunghole has to know that, if he pushes too hard, within a matter of hours, there could be over twenty-million partriots, armed to the teeth, gathering on The Mall. waiting for an excuse to let Fido hunt again. That old dawg has been a long time away from the real heat, but he remembers the adrenaline-gushing smell of it, and just how molten it can get.

For those among us who have known intimately such times, there's nothing back here in the world that comes close to making you feel so alive... so huge and important and necessary.

There's at least a small but yearning piece of that point man, that gold miner, that buckskin-clad gladiator coursing through the veins of almost all patriotic Americans. We all know, at at least some seemingly insignificant level, what has been the historical price-tag for the freedoms and comforts and pleasures we think of as life in these United States.

Very few are completely unwilling to do whatever is necessary to pass that on to our progeny. Many will never know what they are capable of until their lives hang in the balance.

Should we ever crest that wretchedly ignoble rise, I have all good faith in my neighbors and countrymen that enough will share our ideals that we will not stand alone on that great and terrible day, despite that surely we would were naught else left to us.

Perhaps I have more faith in my fellows than you, but I think not. In your heart of hearts, you know what even O'Buttwad knows: They can only push just so far, and then their every step is but another into the abyss.

8^D

24 posted on 03/11/2011 4:09:58 AM PST by Gargantua (Palin ~ Cain 2012... Demand Exceptional--America deserves the best)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bflr


25 posted on 03/11/2011 4:12:00 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China..."
26 posted on 03/11/2011 4:19:49 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Whatever the Muslims invested to send him to school they've been rewarded ten-million fold. The Manchurian Candidate was a Dr. Suess book compared to what we see unfolding before our very eyes every day.

Good post; good piece. Most people do not think of evil as being in any way "soft", but it is like the fog that softens one's surroundings and causes us to lose our way.

27 posted on 03/11/2011 4:26:39 AM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: SkyPilot

“The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.”

Here’s another version of that, perhaps King James:

“The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men”

Both Psalm 12:8


28 posted on 03/11/2011 4:58:09 AM PST by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good post!


29 posted on 03/11/2011 5:01:20 AM PST by Dogbert41 (Sorry for typos: typed with IPhone)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Personally, I don’t consider his support for abortion and infanticide “soft.” That’s hard-core evil.


30 posted on 03/11/2011 5:16:07 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A majority of the American voters elected Barack Obama. Why?

If generations of American children are educated in government schools that are collectivist, socialist-funded, voter mob ( school board) managed, and godless in their worldview, then eventually American will learn:

** to think and reason GODLESSLY.
** be comfortable with collectivism.
** be comfortable with using government force to take money from a neighbor.
** to submit their souls to the voting mob that will rule their very thoughts, lives, and now, (with Death Panels), even how they die.

Yes, evil must be fought back in the legislatures,...but...if conservatives are serious about saving our nation, we MUST MUST MUST shut down the government schools. We MUST MUST MUST get our nation's children into **private** educational settings that will thoroughly integrate Judeo Christian values and our nation's founding principles into every minute of their school day.

31 posted on 03/11/2011 5:29:05 AM PST by wintertime
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To: TalBlack
Where on earth did the author get this idea? Evil doesn;t get a modifier. Evil is evil.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Well?...Soft evil? How do we define it?

I have an example:

My husband and I like to ski. I noticed that this year there is a graphic on a popular brand of ski that shows a nearly naked woman across the length of the ski. It wasn't very long ago that such a photo would only have been found on the inside pages of Playboy.

There was a time in our nation that this ski would have never made it to the stores. Store owners would have informed the manufacturer that their store was a “family” store and the picture on the ski could not be displayed on their ski racks.

There was a time when the management of the ski resorts would have asked the owners of the skis to remove them from the slopes.

There was a time when the **men** in the lift lines would have stood together and would have told these guys using these skis to get away from their families and especially their children.

Today, these skis are considered “kool”.

What happened? Soft evil happened.

32 posted on 03/11/2011 5:47:36 AM PST by wintertime
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whose hiding the evidence that will get him impeached? Who in DC knows?


33 posted on 03/11/2011 5:55:55 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: thecodont
Don’t forget the people in our country’s universities who are carrying out BO’s wishes.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

If our university classrooms were filled to the brim with young people who could defend their Judeo-Christian faith and our nation's principles, their godless communist professors would **wither** before their righteousness!

If our nation's university campuses were filled to overflowing with righteous youth, there would be Judeo Christian based fraternities, sororities, service clubs, and political clubs dedicated to preserving our Constitution.

In a short 10 to 20 years these young adults would be taking their places in every area of our culture.

So?...How to get to this point?

Answer: SHUT DOWN the GODLESS, collectivist, socialist-funded, compulsory, comrade committee controlled (misnamed “school board”) GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS!

We MUST MUST MUST get our nation's children into private educational settings that thoroughly integrate the specific Judeo Christian belief of the child's family and our nation’ founding principles into every minute of their educational day.

34 posted on 03/11/2011 6:00:10 AM PST by wintertime
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To: Shane; dsc

We’re still in the stage of
“don’t have to use ‘em, because we have ‘em”.

Things get REAL ugly when you HAVE to use ‘em to show those who would enslave us that we won’t go without a fight.

Up till now, they understood that.
They’ve gotten real cocky, though, with the culmination of their agenda in the election of their pet Marxist to the most powerful office in the world.


35 posted on 03/11/2011 6:08:27 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: wintertime
who could defend their Judeo-Christian faith

You use the phrase repeatedly in your post, what exactly do you mean by "Judeo-Christian" particularly when you attach "faith"?

36 posted on 03/11/2011 6:10:08 AM PST by The Theophilus (Pray for Obama (Psalms 109:8))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Obama leftists don't wear jackboots; instead, they shuffle in on slippers, using the power of government to softly challenge and redefine right thinking and behavior.

Excellent article!

37 posted on 03/11/2011 6:35:32 AM PST by livius
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To: arasina

Fog is a much better word than soft. Evil usually needs cover because it’s easily defeated by exposure. Most evil is of the subtype envy. It’s useful to call out envy when you see it because the shame from being exposed easily counters it.


38 posted on 03/11/2011 6:56:19 AM PST by Reeses
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To: wintertime
“What happened? Soft evil happened.”

Evil operates at full power constantly. The effect of evil at different times is greater or less but the violation is is a link in the chain that eventually drags us under.

Hitler. He became Evil when? Answer: Decades before he got anywhere near killing anyone. He set out on a road with Evil in his heart and, well, we all have heard the rest. We are in life intrinsically linked in Good and Evil and yet we can and will be judged INDIVIDUALLY because Evil is Evil. God will not say: “Well, Tal’s no Hitler, let him pass!” There will be no Adolph Hitler or Mother Theresa when I am before God. There will only be me and my deeds. And if I have in life decided for myself what is Evil and what is somehow something less I will find myself in a world of hurt. We are now discovering that in a free society we can do nothing to stop the degradations that are "small" or "harmless". But those degradations are neither small nor harmless in that they violate the order told to us by The Creator of Time and will take us to where He said they would.

39 posted on 03/11/2011 12:53:26 PM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: The Theophilus
I am referring the to specific denominations of the child's family. Those denominations (Judeo/Christian) that teach the following:

( from the article)

It is a soft evil that comes from quietly abandoning the values and traditions that naturally follow from a nation founded on the fact that God created humanity with "unalienable rights" -- so said our founders. From this flows an exceptionally American and Biblical worldview that understands the need to "act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Bible stuff, sure; but also the Judeo-Christian virtues that have guided our national and private lives, lived much in the breach but nevertheless honored as worthy characteristics.

Evil. It has always been there, pushed back in the United States by American exceptionalism and the Judeo Christian traditions of what Ronald Reagan famously called -- borrowing from the Bible -- a "shining City on a hill." "God bless America," Reagan would say, emphatically and often.

Only a citizenry firm in their faith and our nation's founding principles and philosophically prepared to defend it can stare down and defeat Islam, fascism, or communism.

If conservatives love their country and wish to see this experiment in self-rule continue, we MUST MUST MUST shut down the godless government schools. We MUST MUST MUST work to see that every child has access to a private and conservative educational setting the upholds the Judeo/Christian belief taught in the home and our nation's founding principles.

I use the term, "educational setting", because prison-like schools should be abandoned. They teach children to be comfortable with being prisoners.

Instead we should return to the education settings enjoyed by our Founding Fathers: homeschool, dame schools, one room schools organized by parents, some private tutoring, home-based academies to prepare children for college entrance by their early to mid teens, and apprenticeships.

40 posted on 03/11/2011 1:35:43 PM PST by wintertime
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To: Gargantua
From time to time, especially during periods of great and growing national distress, it can be comfortingly instructive to be able, with quiet confidence, to remind those who would do away with our finest traditions, that we conservatives are the ones with all the guns.

Not quite. Unionized police and drug gangs have a few as well.

41 posted on 03/12/2011 9:44:12 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Carry_Okie
By "all" I actually meant the overwhelmingly vast majority. Add up all the guns in the hands of the unionized police and gangs, then compare that pile to the number of weapons owned by the 80-million or so (possibly quite conservative) gun owners in America, and we have them outnumbered on an order of magnitude of well over 10-to-1, maybe 20-to-1 or more.

An easier calculation is the approximate number of unionized police and gang members versus the 80-to-120 million law-abiding, gun owning American citizens and you start to see the "big picture." This doesn't count the number among those in blue who would stand with the law-abiding, Constitution-loving patriots, or the number of our constabulary and military who have signed the "Oath Keepers" pledge to do the same. Even they should be counted among our numbers.

I have the least number of firearms of all my gun owning friends, and without going into detail can tell you that I own over a dozen. Here in the Neo-Socialist Gulag of Massachusetts.

The radical left would do well not to push the issue.

;-\

42 posted on 03/12/2011 10:52:47 AM PST by Gargantua (Palin ~ Cain 2012... Demand Exceptional--America deserves the best)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
The Obama leftists don't wear jackboots; instead, they shuffle in on slippers, using the power of government to softly challenge and redefine right thinking and behavior. This quiet evil is most apparent in his treatment of the Jews. As Jackie Mason put it, in this life "three things are certain: Death, taxes, and anti-Semitism." And so we have the soft anti-Semitism of Barack Obama, who says it is okay to not like the Jews...oh, I mean Israel.

43 posted on 03/12/2011 10:55:37 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yeah, but it won’t be soft forever. His is already the most lawless administration in our country’s history, and he will escalate. He will learn of our mettle if he tests us to the breaking point.


44 posted on 03/12/2011 11:47:18 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Gargantua

“Usin’ ain’t always necessary. Sometimes, but not always. Sometimes, just havin’ does the trick. The difference is, your enemy has to believe that, if the ball goes up, you won’t hesitate. Saves alot of time, powder, lead, and blood.”

That’s true, but leftism is a mental and spiritual disease. Those scoundrels can’t be expected to act rationally.

I expect the gun grabbers to continue doing what gun grabbers do. They will attempt confiscation, and who will fire the first shot? How can anyone know that he won’t be left twisting in the wind?

“Emperor Hirohito...”One cannot invade America, there would be a gun behind every blade of grass.”

That was Yamamoto Isoroku, chief opponent of going to war with the US. Revisionists now are insisting that there is “no evidence” that he ever said it, but that’s only because they wish he hadn’t.

Apropos of nothing at all, “Isoroku” means “56.” It was not uncommon for a boy born in his father’s 56th year to be named “56.” Don’t know if it was just bragging, or if there was some other significance.


45 posted on 03/12/2011 9:59:35 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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46 posted on 03/12/2011 10:05:48 PM PST by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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47 posted on 03/12/2011 10:18:02 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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48 posted on 03/12/2011 10:20:51 PM PST by umbagi (Who is Jim Thompson?)
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To: dsc
I stand corrected. Yamamoto Isoroku (56). I won't forget.

The last thing to consider, or that should play any part in such a consideration, is whether, when you throw down, you'll be left "twisting in the wind." Whether or not you are left twisting, some things you do just because they need doing.

I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees. That's the only thing that matters. And if it comes to that, my money's on me. Like I said, we have 'em ten-to-one. We'd have to be idiots to lose.

;-\

49 posted on 03/12/2011 10:29:47 PM PST by Gargantua (Palin ~ Cain 2012... Demand Exceptional--America deserves the best)
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