We all know these words. Most people embrace them as a better idea than the current system, which feels to all of us to be based on greed.
Remember the credo of the eighties-“Greed Is Good.”
You may say that I'm a dreamer
I think we all dream of making the world a better place, right?
Don’t you think it’s safe to say, that today most Americans echo that sentiment-that we "share the wealth."
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”
It seems to me that when I listen to many Americans, all they want is for those with more to share it with those with less.
That seems to be the direction Obama is going.
Now I have another question for you.
Yet most Americans find those John Lennon lyrics and the quote to be not only acceptable, but a philosophy we should embrace.
Go read the document, Comrade.
For me, one idea comes immediately to mind.
Under Communism, there is a deliberate effort to replace the concept of “God” with the State.
The same would go for Allah, or Yahweh, or Jehova, or Buddha, or whatever you choose to call the higher power you pray to.
This country was founded by Christians who wanted to worship as they saw fit
They would be rolling over in their graves if they saw how we have let a Federal government dictate the way faith is practiced after they shed so much blood to gain that freedom.
But what has the Federal government succeeded in doing? They have convinced the American people that there is a Constitutional concept of “separation of church and state” and then proceeded to use that concept to proceed down the path of replacing “God” with Washington.
Think I’m crazy? I’ll give you one million dollars if you can show me where in the Constitution or the Bill Of Rights the phrase “separation of church and state” is.
You can’t do it.
Because it isn’t there.
The term actually comes from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Baptists in Danbury, Connecticut:
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.
Clearly, what Jefferson feared was a Federal government telling him how to practice his faith.
What the First Amendment says is that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Yet, by abolishing prayer in schools (and let’s not even start talking about where in the Constitution the authority is granted for the Feds to oversee schools), hasn’t the Federal government done just that-made a law prohibiting the free exercise of religion?
Folks, that amendment was put in there to protect YOU from THEM.
Instead, they have counted on their ability to pull a fast one while we’re all worrying about who gets voted off the island in Survivor and now if you say "Jesus" in public they take you away in handcuffs.
Imagine there's no countries
Other concepts we take for granted that go away if you adopt the John Lennon philosophy would include private property, the right to benefit from your work, and the sovereignty of a nation. These will make their way into future posts, as this one has gotten long enough.
So while you are praising Obama for the hope and the change, just remember to think a little critically of what he is moving us towards, and call it what it is. Communism.
Sorry, all you Beatlemaniacs reading-I’m not saying you have to burn your butcher-block cover of “Yesterday And Today” (although if you want to send it to me, that would be nice), but just because you loved their music does not mean everything John wrote should be considered gospel.
We saw some pretty solid proof twenty years ago that Communism does not work.
That’s right, when Buster Douglas beat Mike Tyson!