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The Santa Monica Nativity Scene Case: Why We Lost
American Thinker ^
| William J. Becker Jr.
Posted on 11/21/2012 7:22:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind
As TV networks began to call the race for President Obama in the 2012 general election earlier this month, Karl Rove fumbled with his white board insisting the race wasn't over and that the votes from vital Ohio counties had not yet been fully tallied. A glimmer of hope that Mitt Romney could snatch victory from the jaws of certain defeat remained visible through the squinting lens of Rove's roseate stubbornness.
As his recount was underway last weekend in Florida, Congressman Allen West basked in the glow of adulation conservatives attending an event at the Breakers Hotel in West Palm Beach beamed on him. Optimism filled the air as a smiling West posed for pictures with Fox News "happy warrior" Monica Crowley and others desperate for just a scrap of conservative vindication.
Conservatives are shell-shocked. The event in Palm Beach drew no consensus for the future of conservatism. After four years of economic, political and moral depredations, it becomes increasingly difficult to predict when the pendulum will swing back -- or if it will at all. We wander along a desolate path of stupefaction, adrift in our bumping and stammering hallucinations. Can a moribund culture ever be revived to resemble the best times in America's past?
When Tuesday (11/19/2012), United States District Court Judge Audrey B Collins delivered a 28-page ruling denying my client the right to continue a 59-year-old tradition of exhibiting Nativity scenes along Ocean Boulevard in the City of Santa Monica this Christmas season, another dagger plunged into the heart of America's twilight customs and traditions. The sneered-at "war on Christmas" was effectively lost for good.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duplicate; nativity; religion; santamonica; state
Between the atheist and communists we have just about lost any sign of our beginning with the belief that we are Christians and our foundation was Christian beliefs.
William J. Becker, Jr is dead on right. We have lost the country. In the space of my life, the United states has moved from a right center country to a totally left leaning tribal nation. A Balkanized version of what we used to be. The disUnited States. Alexis de Tocqueville said it best 180 years ago;
“A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it”
“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”
“Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”
Looks like old Alexis had it right.
In my opinion, there are only three ways this nation can go. Break up into three maybe four smaller countries. Become a totally Fascist nation. Or be taken over by a more powerful nation.(China? Mexico?)
I can only beg my children and grandchildren’s forgivness.
posted on 11/21/2012 7:51:49 AM PST
(Republican, a national party no more.)
posted on 11/21/2012 9:05:35 AM PST
by A.A. Cunningham
(Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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