Issues analysis
I've been thinking about the way the president takes care of America
June 21, 2010
Marie Jon, RA analyst

I've been thinking and thinking about the way President Barack Obama has been taking care of our country. And my emotional reaction has been one of sadness, anger, shock, disgust, and dismay.

For most Americans, as well, the news of the day has become a bit too much concerning the state of the Union. We feel abandoned, bullied, pushed, and intimidated by our "historical" president. Dare I say he seems to have some issues?

Frankly, Obama's recent address to the nation did little more than add insult to injury. He gave no answers that made any sense. He only became "wee weed up" while spending a great deal of his time telling us we can no longer depend on oil and shamelessly pandering his green energy propaganda.

Outmoded fear-mongering

On Hannity the other evening, my colleague Erik Rush nailed it while discussing his new book titled Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal — America's Racial Obsession. The Democrat Party purposefully misleads people of color by reinforcing their fears, Erik pointed out. And certain pastors in the black community do the same, he noted. Within too many of the sanctuaries of black churches, the congregants are made to feel that the world is against them. From the pulpit, these same pastors will look to government, rather than to God's instruction for taking personal responsibility. In John 10:10, Christ says, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." The apostle John writes, "Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers" (3 John 1:2).

We were told throughout Obama's campaign that if it were possible, he would bring racially-diverse Americans closer together than ever before. I viewed this promise as empty rhetoric because, like my friend Erik, I do not believe for one moment that America is deeply embedded in racial problems. We moved forward a long time ago. Americans intermarry and raise wonderful children together. And anyone can be whatever he or she chooses to be when they are willing to put their mind and effort to it. This is 2010, and we're not gawking at the color of each others' skin.

However, ever since the Obamas moved into the White House, we've heard — with incessant racial-mindedness — something much different. Americans of all nationalities and ethnicities on the conservative side are not going to tolerate or embrace the progressives' downtrodden, race-baiting lies being tossed out in the public arena. We're in touch with the heart of America. The radical liberals are not. Have you seen the recent polls?

Bigotry masquerading as religion

When Rev. Jeremiah Wright first stepped onto the political scene, he opened the door to unabashed bigotry. For the very first time, most Americans were shocked to learn about Black Liberation theology. It had nothing to do with biblical Christianity whatsoever. It was about hatred of others who happened to be of European white descent. Liberation theology also has to do with being anti-Semitic.

There in an ungodly mix is a theology that demands a payback of sorts. It's about what some white and black people did during the very distant past days of slavery. And sadly, in the minds of some, it does not matter what was accomplished during the Civil War. It does not matter what Martin Luther King, Jr., accomplished in the 60's as Americans came together for heart-felt healing.

Today, we actually do have open bigotry. Let's call it out where it exists. It emanates from those who want to continually live off the bygone past. There are race baiters within the worlds of politics, media, and faith. The number of such radicals serving with the president is staggering. We should be more outraged. We need to ask why other politicians continue to give this president and his corrupt cabinet any respect, much less the time of day.

Marxists posing as Christians

Pastors of many denominations are in close contact with Rev. Jim Wallis, an openly avowed socialist/Marxist who is a member of President Obama's "Faith Council" and is described as a spiritual adviser to the president. These pastors are behind the scenes busily helping the president. They're defiantly cheering Obama on as he becomes more unbending and aloof in his thoughts. Yes, he is a master at working out a very successful strategy of redistribution of wealth, or what is cleverly called "social justice." If anyone of importance says one word against the president or his big-government policies, they are demonized.

Americans need to understand the destructive role that churches and pastors of once-conservative denominations are playing. They have allowed progressives into their fold and given them high offices within their churches. They stand ready to help re-elect Obama. They will gladly help him pass his green agenda — Cap and Trade. These denominations are no longer America's friend. The United Council of Churches consists of little more than progressive ideologues. They neither love their country nor respect the Word of God. They are on the side of tyranny. Any denomination that mirrors their teachings should be viewed with suspicion. "While I pray that God will have mercy on their souls, we must show them no mercy politically. They are but another well-organized group of traitors to this nation" — Erik Rush.

Excerpts from "What Exactly Is 'Social Justice'?"

In a May 16 article at American Thinker, Jayme Sellards writes:

"The term 'social justice' is now commonly used by leftist activists, clergy, educators, judges, and politicians to describe the goal they seek to achieve with many of their policies. No precise definition of 'social justice' is ever offered by the left. Instead, the term is always used in a vague way — as if everyone already knows, or should know, what the seemingly well-intentioned phrase 'social justice' means.

"So, what exactly is 'social justice'?

"Social justice is the complete economic equality of all members of society. While this may sound like a lofty objective, what it really means is that wealth should be collected by the government and evenly distributed to everyone. In short, social justice is communism. It is rooted in the Marxist idea that the money people make and the property they own do not rightfully belong to the people who make the money and own the property." Full Article

Deceptive faith

It seems that when faith and the biblical gospel message should be at the apex in rebuilding America's moral and material stamina, we as a nation are thrown into more chaos. To understand what is happening to our country, we need to understand Obama's faith. Only then will our eyes see our unfortunate destiny.

The president will not handle our foreign allies with dignity or respect because he has none for them. It's absolutely shameful how Israel has been treated by this president and his czarist administration. Matters of a deceptive faith held by the president have everything to do with why our country is being purposely trashed and dismantled.

Welcome to Obama's America. How do you like socialism? The progressive, quasi-Christian faith of Black Liberation Theology will lead our country right into the throes of Marxism. And let it be known that Obama has never denounced his anti-Christian belief system. So please, Mr. President, do not talk about Jesus Christ to born-again Christians who have the gift of discernment. You're not up to their spiritual "pay grade."

Plenty to fear

As we wrestle with the fact that a once-thriving free-market society has been taken to the woodshed by a narcissistic, vengeful man, there is plenty of fear to go around. How does one reckon with a president who personally believes he has the right to mete out social justice to all of America?

How is social justice applied? In plain English, the process is denigrating. It takes away personal liberties, property, and money from hard-working people and fritters them away in big government programs steeped in nebulous, sweeping agendas. It reaches across the abyss to punish an entire nation.

This mindset belongs to a president who wants to force a new view upon our country in a short period of time. Obama is changing America's image for his own sake and in dogmatic deference to those who've shaped his way of thinking. His father was a communist and his mother was a Marxist sympathizer.

Look what the tide brought in

Week after week, we see disaster looming on the horizon. America's president can't be counted on to tackle an emergency such as the BP oil spill. It's now become a scandalous nightmare for both man and animal.

Where was Obama's concern for the people? What about the beautiful helpless creatures that are dying from the thick sludge? So much for the care of Mother Earth!

Thirteen anxious, committed foreign countries and the UN stand ready to help with the rescue effort — yet the president has turned them away. And for what reason wouldn't he waive the Jones Act? Regardless of the spin Vice President Joe Biden gives, there have been no overtures from the White House to clear the way so foreign vessels will feel comfortable committing their time and energy to help clean up the mess.

People believe that Obama's hesitation to allow other nations to help us clean up the spill has more to do with big unions than the constraints of federal laws that a president can set aside when need be, as President G.W. Bush did during the Katrina disaster. Who in a rational state of mind would behave so unconscionably? Obama is instrumental in the destruction of our ecological system, along with people's livelihoods.

What type of a man would willfully turn down desperately needed help that could spare our ocean and shores and secure our wildlife? Here is a picture of a man we need to vote out of office. He and his so-called "social justice" have done enough to bring this magnificent country to its knees.

Marie's Choice Song: YouTube — "The National Anthem" USA (Tim Davis)

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What can I do to help preserve America?


What America needs — if it is to survive in liberty — is a surge in citizen activism unlike anything our nation has ever before seen.

The success of such a grassroots movement will depend on how much individual citizens are willing to do their part to return our country to divinely-inspired principles of self-governance — those principles outlined by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and those validated by common sense and biblical teaching as self-evidently true.

If you feel you need to "wait for instructions," or otherwise depend on others — especially those in positions of leadership — to guide and assist you, our country will not survive these perilous times. You must act as though the future of our country depends on you alone, for in a very real sense it does. It depends on the creative, responsible, exemplary initiative of yourself and those you inspire to similar patriotism.

Here are suggestions for helping to make a difference in the future of our country.

  1. Live right.

    The single most important thing you can do for your country is to set an example of outward and inward commitment to godly living. Be the kind of person God can work through to save our nation.

    If you have yet to do so, determine with all your heart to yield your will completely to God "as a little child" (Matt. 18:3-4) and allow Him to change you according to His will and design for you — so that thereby you might truly fulfill your divine "mission" in life; so that you might be fully open to His guidance and influence; and so that you might be submissive to whatever challenges or tasks He desires of you. After yielding your will in this manner, and thus becoming truly born again according to the scriptural pattern (see John 3:1-8; Acts 1:1-9, 2:1-47; and Heb. 8:6-13), then work continuously on developing the godly self-discipline needed to please Him in all you do, and strive to overcome anything in your character that contradicts His precepts for godly, self-sacrificing, compassionate living.

    Be a true Christian in both word and deed, and continually strive to become a better one — one who inspires others to live by a higher standard than they may be accustomed.

    Never underestimate the power of righteous example — and be that kind of example!

    One thing is reasonably certain: If enough Americans live worthy of God's intervention and miracles in their lives, and inspire enough people around them to strive with all their hearts to do likewise — then according to biblical principles and teachings, God will spare our country, no matter what evils confront it. (See 2 Chron. 7:14 and Isaiah 60:12.)

    On such a scripture-based promise, we can all wisely depend.

  2. Take bold, appropriate action.

    If — in a very real sense — our nation's future depends on you alone (and on similar patriots you inspire), don't simply be a spectator who watches others do courageous, remarkable things. Do them yourself! Lead out!

    The evils confronting America have never been more threatening, insidious, or powerful — and your country therefore needs your activism more than ever before. Stand up and make a difference!

    What should you do? If you're living in harmony with God's will, you'll know. You won't need "that any man teach you" (see 1 John 2:20-29), but will know in your heart by His Spirit what He wants you to do — and you will have His power and authority to sustain and multiply your efforts. (See Acts 10:34-38 and Matt. 7:29.) You won't need to rely on others to guide or direct you, but will be reliant on God alone to know and do His will.

    By your leadership, you will inspire others to do likewise in their own sphere and in their own way, as God directs them.

  3. Consider the possibility that God might want you to:

    • Submit frequent letters to editors.

    • Testify at public hearings.

    • Hold regular gatherings in your home or community to discuss and promote the cause of liberty.

    • Volunteer to work in a political campaign, at any level, for any worthy purpose.

    • Widely distribute signs for a cause or a candidate.

    • Lead — or get involved in — a worthy petition drive.

    • Organize a rally, large or small, to publicize an urgent issue or cause.

    • Contact your local paper and offer to be interviewed regarding a public question or concern you have vital knowledge of.

    • Pick up the phone and share your views on talk radio — or if you have the skills and opportunity, create your own radio or internet talk show.

    • Create a blog.

    • Found a website.

    • Write and publish a regular column — or even a book.

    • Get actively involved in a major (or possibly a "third") political party in your state or the nation.

    • Run for local — or higher — public office.

    • Sign the Pledge for America's Revival — and invite others to do the same.

    • Participate in America’s Revival’s Facebook page (and also RenewAmerica’s Facebook page)—and support similar interactive forums on the web.

    • Help organize your state or local area in the cause of taking back our country. (Consider getting involved in the State Activism section at AmericasRevival.com’s Discussion Board.)

    • Inform yourself. "Zeal without knowledge" (see Rom. 10:2-3) will not save our country. Become acquainted with reliable, principled websites, blogs, publications, books, speakers, organizations, and other praiseworthy sources for information regarding the needs of our country and the solutions to those needs. Sign up to receive helpful newsletters and alerts.

      A good place to start informing yourself would be to study essential documents that describe our nation's founding principles.

    • Work on your "people skills." By this, we mean your ability to strengthen and influence others for good — so they might be persuaded to take independent action — not your ability to "use" others for your own ends, as some might think. Respect the worth, dignity, and free will of each individual as you seek to assist them in fulfilling their duty as citizens.

    • Work on your communicative skills. "Politics is communication," to a large extent. Become the kind of communicator God can use for His purposes. Meaningful communication requires practice, experience, wisdom, and the operation of God's Spirit in effectively informing real people in real situations. This applies equally to both spoken and written communication.

    • Turn your skills and resources mainly to saving our country — above any other purpose beyond your own salvation and the well-being of your family — and rely on God to give you the practical means to do so.

  4. Expect adversity.

    Just as our Founders — or other great figures in history — suffered considerable adversity and personal hardship for their principled allegiance to the will of God, you too can expect adversity as you stand forth in the cause of reclaiming America. "No good deed ever goes unpunished," as the saying goes.

    This will likely prove true the more you become a significant player in our country's future, as the Adversary will predictably seek to destroy your efforts — and as God Himself may undertake to try you, to test the depth of your commitment to His will.

    Of course, not all adversity comes from outside sources — since we often bring it upon ourselves by our imperfect nature. But it helps to bear in mind that, no matter the source of our difficulties and challenges, a wise Father can help us deal successfully and productively with all our struggles, provided we rely on Him, and not upon our own wisdom or strength.

  5. Don't give up.

    If you persist in well-doing, relying on God to bless and sustain you against all odds and the hardships you can expect to encounter, you will emerge victorious over the forces of evil that confront our country, and you will be a beacon of reason and righteousness, and thus a tangible inspiration, to those around you.

    That's all anyone can expect of another in the cause of reclaiming our republic. If enough of us catch the vision of such selfless grassroots activism, and spread it infectiously to others, we will succeed in preserving the "blessings of liberty [not only] to ourselves [but to] our posterity." (See Preamble, U.S. Constitution.)






© Marie Jon

RenewAmerica analyst Marie Jon also writes a column for RenewAmerica.

 

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