I am beginning to think that what I believe doesn’t really matter.
I am thinking specifically of the most recent attack by our own President on the constitution of the United States. Let’s establish that I am not a scholar of history, ok?
And let me also establish, for the sake of this column, that we all eliminate the word “Catholic”. Let’s all just say our religious beliefs, whatever they are.
Now we are ready to go.
Where in the world does any person in the United States get permission to start dictating what our religious beliefs will or will not be? I don’t know. I thought the pillars our nation was founded upon, namely the constitution, was carved in stone. But I am beginning to think that President Obama is just tearing and stomping on our rights something awful.
I think all persons of religious persuasion should be up in arms over the latest attempt to dictate what we should and should not believe in regards to birth control.
I hope I am not the only person in the room that has read and heard about the camel who was able to get his nose under the tent and before long he was able to wiggle and crawl and squirm until his entire body was in the tent. Remember that story from grade school? Is it starting to sound familiar now?
Well, you just keep listening and reading and keeping quiet and soon you will find there is a REAL problem within your religious beliefs.
Lots of churches have mid-week services, generally on Wednesday or Thursday evenings. And some of them have youth events, choir practice, bell practice, etc., as they prepare for Sunday services. So when the edict comes down from on high that religious services can only be observed on Sundays (some have services on Saturday night) what will be our response?
The next step could be another edict that we cannot display the United States flag in the sanctuary since there must be an absolute void between the church and State.
Then possibly the parking time and/or meters will be activated on Sundays because that’s really a day too, and all parking laws should be observed every day of the week, and if we don’t the “eye in the sky” will take our picture and we will be sent a bill for illegal parking – generally about $180.
And this could go on and on, unless we all join hands and get it stopped now!
I thought perhaps our President had learned his lesson when he shoved his health care program down our throats. The arm twisting that must have gone on behind closed doors. The promises and well, some would call them lies, that were also dumped in our laps (like the one about our health insurance costs dropping). It just makes me sick to think about it.
I guess I am too much of a purist, thinking that the game is being played fair, but alas and alak, it isn’t happening that way.
Another thought I had was about all our forefathers who came to the United States mostly from Europe and England just to escape religious persecution. They saw a place where they could worship the way they wanted to without interference from any government, and now we have this! And on top of this problem – well – there is no other country to jump to right now, they are all occupied. I suppose we could clear out Iran and move our family over there.
I never did think children and reproductive health was any business of “big brother”. But as my spouse has so aptly put it on many occasions – if you guys were the child-bearers in the family, you would have a different idea about the subject. OK hon.
As we come to grips with our government or ourselves, or our own conscious and we ponder where this nation once was and where it is now, if we wanted to be a cynic (I’m guilty) we should expect our government, including President Obama to announce very soon they will be taking over the selling and distribution of what we now call illegal drugs.
After all, the reasoning will go – it costs so much in trials, incarceration, etc., that it too WILL BE CHEAPER if it is handled by the federal government. Just franchise a few stores around the country or rent a space in one corner of a large chain store. Think of the benefits. Heck we can tax it A LOT and your taxes will go down (fat chance). No trials, no plea bargains, no prison expense, or at least greatly reduced with fewer inmates. I’m talking Utopia!
I hear her calling down the stair well, telling me to turn off the lights and get to bed.
Two things in this life that are grand – our spouses – and our government. YEA, what a country we have!
(This article is the product of the author and is not associated with or submitted by the Des Moines County Republican Central Committee nor any other organization)