Lincoln vs Obama’s Born-Again America

By: Lloyd Marcus

In his Gettysburg Address, President Abraham Lincoln acknowledged that America was “conceived in Liberty.” Lincoln could never imagine voters supporting a president aborting Liberty to rebirth America conceived in Government. Obamacare is the equivalent of America born-again conceived in government.

In the classic movie, “Planet of the Apes,” Charleston Heston crash landed his spacecraft on a strange planet where apes were superior to humans. Shocked to realize that the strange planet was really earth several years into the future, Heston cried out in devastation, pain and anger at man, “Damn you! Damn you all to hell! You blew it up!

I believe President Lincoln would have a similar reaction, returning to America today. Devastated and disbelieving, Lincoln would ask, how did this happen?

The Left began copulating the minds of voters many years ago to impregnate voters with their seed of Socialism to birth a new America conceived in Government. Democrat President Roosevelt was a Founding Seducer in the Left’s scheme to have voters seek security in Government. http://www.ebireflections.com/1/11/02_politics.xhtml

Decades ago, the Left successfully banned prayer in public schools which taught children that God and traditional morality were no longer welcome. Seizing the moment, like locusts, socialist/progressives swarmed into schools indoctrinating our kids with their “new morality” – anti-Christian, anti-parent, anti-American and pro-homosexuality. These Leftist’s agenda included branding Christianity fanatical while teaching respect and sympathy for Islam. Patriotism was redefined as rude to foreigners – Capitalism is immoral and selfish – opposing gay marriage is prejudice, equal to the black civil rights movement.

While sipping our coffees at Starbucks (President Lincoln unbelieving the price of our Javas), I continue explaining to the stunned former U.S. president how we got to where we are in America today.

Mr. President, you won’t believe this, but individual liberty and achievement are attacked at every turn on TV, in movies and the media. It is a box on the wall projecting images – never mind, I’ll explain later.

The Oprah Winfrey TV show along with a media dominated by liberals and the Democratic Party contributed to creating the mindset in voters that everyone is a victim of someone or something. Their usual imaginary villains are rich racist male Caucasians.

The Left has created a touchy-feely culture, in which self-esteem and hurt feelings now trump common sense and individual responsibility.

Thanks to your efforts, Mr. Lincoln, America elected its first black president. The bad news is he trashes the Constitution, whenever, which is often, it interferes with implementing his Socialistic agenda. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dKsj6dGShI Sadly, dumbed-down public-school-educated feelings-trump-law voters see no problem with government usurping un-Constitutional power.

Ben Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

No Sir, Mr. Lincoln, voters did not learn of Franklin’s quote in school. Public schools ceased teaching true U.S. History many years ago. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/update-see-shocking-excerpts-from-tucsons-mexican-american-studies-curriculum/

Because feelings now trump law, in the name of safety and compassion, government control/regulations have been allowed to become tyrannical. Federal regulations have quadrupled under Obama, stifling business. http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/17/debate-analysis-did-regulation-quadruple-under-obama-the-numbers-say-yes/ A tsunami of new Obama regulations are on the horizon. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/22/obama-releases-first-part-new-regulatory-agenda-drawing-criticism-from/ Meanwhile, idiot Obama voters believe the lack of jobs is President Bush’s fault. I guess you’re right sir (President Lincoln), calling voters idiots is probably not the best thing. But, the catastrophic consequences of their stupidity is breathtaking.

Mr. Lincoln, government continues to usurp more and more control over every aspect of our lives including the calories we consume. The First Lady decided that she knows better than parents what to feed their children. As a result, federal agents confiscated a preschooler’s lunch prepared by her mom and forced her to eat government approved Chicken Nuggets. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/02/preschooler-forced-to-eat-chicken-nuggets-after-homemade-lunch-confiscated-by-government-agent/

The mayor of New York banned the sale of sugary drinks over 16 oz. As a nation, we laughed and thought it absurd. But, there was no real opposition which resulted in a ban on super-sized drinks in the Big Apple. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/nyc-officially-bans-super-sized-sodas-other-sugary-drinks/

Here’s a biggy Mr. Lincoln, the Second Amendment is soon to go the way of the dinosaur. Government, remarkably with voter approval, is in the progress of disarming Americans. http://petersantilli.com/2010/06/07/bilderberg-blesses-obama-move-towards-disarming-americans/ Thus, leaving citizens at the mercy of criminals and government to do with us as they please.

Where is our country headed when you consider that Adolf Hilter also disarmed the people and used give-a-ways to seduce supporters?

Sir, I could go on and on with examples of Americans foolishly and stupidly surrendering liberties to government for the fairy-tale promise of safety, security and a free-lunch. I know what you are thinking sir, there is no such thing as a free-lunch. Somebody has to pay the bill. Unbelievably, the Left’s new morality has redefined “fairness” to mean government confiscating from achievers and redistributing to entitlement junkies. http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/09/19/is-barack-obama-destroying-america-in-an-attempt-to-create-fairness/

Mr. President (Lincoln), it has been awesome hanging out with you. Sir, I know it looks really, really bad right now. I share your tears for our country. I promise to keep fighting for the values and principles we both know are right and best for all Americans. I am chairman of a new organization called the Conservative Campaign Committee. https://secure.donationsafe.com/ccc Our ultimate goal is to convince a majority to reject Obama’s born-again America and return back to your America – conceived in Liberty.

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee


The Plight of Christians in Pakistan – An Interview With Sabatina James

By: Aeneas Lavinium

Non-Muslims are often persecuted in many member states of the Organsiation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). However, the OIC spends much of its time lecturing Western countries about religious tolerance. They have been lobbying for a global blasphemy law so that Western countries are effectively brought into line with the ‘human rights’ philosophy of countries like Pakistan.

UNHRC Resolution 16/18, which the OIC has been pushing, talks about tackling discrimination based on religion or belief. If this is something that they genuinely want to address then they should do it within their own countries rather than at the United Nations. The OIC clearly does not know what religious tolerance means!

By accommodating the demands of the OIC Western governments are dragging our human rights standards down to the level of countries like Pakistan. It is therefore likely that the result of such accommodation will be that non-Muslims are treated as shamefully in Western countries as they are in places like Pakistan. This is completely unacceptable. By accommodating the demands of the OIC, Western governments are endorsing the way non-Muslims are treated in OIC member states. In the following video, Sabatina James outlines the plight of Christians in Pakistan.

Sabatina James, an ex-Muslim of Pakistani origin, explains the dire situation for those in Pakistan and elsewhere who do not accept Islam as their religion, but are finding that Christianity is a more humanitarian religion and are putting their faith in Jesus. A human rights disaster usually ignored by our governments.

Christmas interview with Sabatina James from EuropeNews TV on Vimeo.

Transcript (Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff = Bold text; Sabatina James = Non Bold text):

Sabatina, a very warm welcome to Vienna. I am very happy you are here. You came to Vienna in the occasion of the anniversary of the human rights declaration. And here we are talking about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted by the United Nations in 1948. You are in Vienna because you want to bring attention the plight of Christians worldwide, who because of their belief are persecuted, and you also want to focus especially on the situation in Pakistan and I ask you to tell us a bit about the context and what the situation is like.

First and foremost, I want to talk about Asia Bibi Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Christian, who worked in a fruit farm in Pakistan, and she bucketed water for the other workers at the behest of a farmer. And when she wanted to pour the water, the Muslim women refused to drink the water because it had been touched by Christian and because it became unclean. And then she was asked to renounce her Christian faith. She refused. She was beaten up. She was taken to the police and on November 8, 2010, she received the death penalty due to insulting Islam and the blasphemy law.

Does this mean she is now in jail?

She has been jailed for two years. She has 5 children and a husband…

…Christmas is drawing near…

Precisely. So when we here in Austria, in Germany, celebrate Christmas, she will spend Christmas in jail, just like many other prisoners. And I think it is important that we here in the West show that we have not forgotten these people. And what I think it is very important to make clear what a blasphemy law can cause.

Yes, that is what I want to ask you. How is this possible? What kind of law is this in Pakistan, one that allows for a Pakistani citizen, who happens to be Christian, to be thrown in jail. How can this happen?

The blasphemy law is codified in paragraph 295 ABC, and according to that, everyone who criticizes Islam and the prophet Mohammed and the Koran in any way shall be subject to jail time and the death penalty. Pakistan naturally does this because it knows that it is subject to international observation. It is interesting that many people who are jailed due to blasphemy die in jail. You can see that in Iran. They no longer give people their medicine when they are ill. A short time ago, a Christian died in an Eritrean jail. However, they can’t officially say “We killed him.” But they refused the medicine and they … Police killed an old man in Pakistan. It was a man, more than 80 years old. His crime was that his son fell in love with a Muslim girl. And this Muslim girl, he ran away with her because of course the Muslim girl’s parents did not allow her being together with him and then they handed the father over to police. And the father was beaten to death by the police. You do not hear about this in the media. This is part of everyday life.

But now I still want to ask you… this is a very important question. There is so much hate, that you have just told us about, in these people who beat up Christians and throw them in jail. Where does all this hatred against come from, especially in the Muslim world, but unfortunately also already in Europe. This has also spilled into Europe. Where do we find this hatred?

In the life of the prophet Mohammed. He simply preached this hatred against the Christians. That is the problem. When the prophet Mohammed first began preaching Islam, he had the more friendly suras in the Koran, the Meccan suras, but at the time he still had hope that the Jews and the Christians would accept him as the last prophet in history.

But both the Jews and the Christians rejected him as the messenger of God and this is when the great persecution began. The Banu Quraiza, the Jewish tribe, was executed. Mohammed decapitated many, many Jews. And when the Sunnis (Sunna means “The deeds of the prophet Mohammed”) you do what the prophet Mohammed did. He is the greatest moral example, one you should imitate, because there is no greater role model.

“Al Insan Al Kamil”, says the Koran, if I remember correctly.

Exactly. And this is the reason why Mohammed is always seen as a role model and if this is the role model, that he always killed the Jews and persecuted the Christians and that the tenet of the trinity is seen as disbelief and made-up. I am of the opinion that the status of Jews and Christians is pretty clearly explained in the Koran. For example, sura 9:29, which clearly states that Jews and Christians must be fought against until they feel subdued. What I find interesting is that it is always the “nice” suras like sura 2:56 are quoted when Islam is still in the minority, but NEVER when it is in the majority.

What does this sura say?

Sura 2:56: “There is no compulsion in religion.”

Sabatina, you yourself have left Islam, you have become a Christian, a Catholic. What would happen to you if you were still living in Pakistan? Would this step be accepted, even if grudgingly, even if teeth-gnashingly, or would your problems be great?

I believe that a member of my family in Pakistan would kill me. That would be the first taboo, it wouldn’t even have to make it to the state. But assuming my family would not do it, the state of Pakistan would jail me, because I committed a great sin. According to shariah law, a woman must be jailed for life, until she converts to Islam. The conditions should be such that the woman succumbs to the pressure and returns to Islam. In the end it means life in jail. And men are subject to the death penalty according to the saying of the prophet Mohammed: “Whoever changes his religion, kill him.” and we find this is the shariah. And all this is very important, that all the Islamic groups distance themselves from that.

What is your opinion…. There are those who say that there is actually no difference between Islam and Christianity, that we are all descendants of Abraham. Where do you see the differences between Islam and Christianity You lived both sides. You now live the Christian side, but you also lived the Islamic side. How did you experience the differences personally?

Well, if it didn’t make a difference to convert to Christianity I would be very naive to make this step to endanger my life, not to see my parents for ten years, if everything is the same. But it is not the same. There are many comparisons of the founders of the religions who react completely differently. They are the highest moral instances in a religion, they set the norms of what a religion is like and how one reacts in certain situations. It is Mohammed in the Koran and Jesus in the Bible.

And when I look at the way Jesus reacted when a woman who had committed adultery came to him… he exculpated her, gave mercy, and said: “Whoever is without sin should cast the first stone.” The same happens to Mohammed, a woman who has committed adultery, and he told her she would be stoned to death. Well, it can’t be more contrary. If this is just one religion it would be completely contradictory. God would not know what he wants.

The second version: The first person Jesus meets after his rise from the dead is a woman. This in a time in which women were not even allowed to bear witness in court. A revolution! More than any women’s rights movement has ever done for a woman, this is what Jesus did back then. And when I look at this with Mohammed… In the Koran you find that the testimony of a woman is worth only half of that of a man. And a prayer is disturbed if a woman passes. The same happens when an animal passes. And Aisha said this to the prophet the prophet’s youngest wife, asked him: “Why did you equate us with donkeys?” and the women often asked Mohammed why they are most of the inhabitants of hell, because this is a saying of the prophet Mohammed, that he saw hell and that most of hell’s inhabitants are women. I wonder how he got there…

What do you say to those people, and there are many, not least many in the Catholic church and sadly in the other Christian churches, who say, well, let’s hope for a kind of Martin Luther, who will reform Islam, who will throw out the “evil” suras? What do you say to these people that Islam can be reformed that perhaps it will be compatible with our values, our principles of democracy and our views of human rights?

Martin Luther did not take anything out of the Bible and said “All of this is antidemocratic and is thus no longer valid. All of you become normal and peaceful.” No, Martin Luther did something entirely different. He translated the Bible. He said: “This is what it says. And when you read the Bible,

and you are a crusader, then you can only realize that you are acting in total contrast to the person Jesus.”

But when you read the Koran and you are a peaceful Muslim and you look at the Prophet Mohammed, then all you can think is: “If I act peacefully, then I act wrongfully.” And this is the great difference. There is no chance for this kind of Martin Luther.

Where we do have a chance is when we have the Muslims here in Europe that we engage in a dialogue with them in the sense of: “We respect you, but we would appreciate if you …” and I now use Germany as an example, DITIB has great influence on Turkey, they could very well, I think, make it possible that we Catholics can build a church there.

If they only wanted it…

Exactly! And does no one demand that? This is what I am asking myself.

Well, because our politicians do not want to admit that we do have a problems and you do a lot of enlightening. You mention over and over that politicians are not really present and not really helpful with respect to education about Islam but that you rather hope for NGOs. What are your thoughts?

I think most politicians are tied to their party programs and to whatever comes from the EU and those above.

What about a theological solution to this problem that we can somehow work on making these religious laws, Shariah, somehow compatible with the western world?

I find it necessary to disengage from Mohammed’s penal laws. That the important mullahs and muftis say, “Mohammed was a person who lived at that time and at that time he started these wars.” “But we distance ourselves from all that, and we do not want all of that to be transferred to today.” Those fatwas are a necessity. And of course there many secular Muslims and they are not really our problem, but those who want to cling on to Mohammed’s teachings. They are our problem. And we must demand from the Islamic faith communities, they have the obligation, Islam and all its groups have an obligation to simply distance themselves from these antidemocratic aspects of the prophet Mohammed and so we avoid cheating like “We believe in human rights as long as we are in a minority situation.” But I believe that this requires that the Western world does not betray democracy. Out of fear. And further their appeasement politics and that western groups defend democracy and the freedom of their countries.


Watcher’s Council Nominations – The King Lives Edition

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.

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This week, Liberty’s Spirit, The Pirate’s Cove and Ask Marion took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

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