Oh man! There’s things that I see sometimes that just scare me and this is one of them. Some of these religious nut cases, have decided that God’s Law supercedes the Constitution. I don’t even really know where to start here, they want to repeal the 22nd Amendment so that one of the worst Presidents in the history of the US can have another term to further destroy our position in the world.
The important thing to understand about so-called “term limits” is that they are man’s law, not God’s Law. The God who parted the Red Sea is surely not worried about so-called “term limits”. When you vote your faith you let Almighty God take care of the details.
Presidential term limits are not in the Bible. And they were not in our Constitution until added by an activist congress in 1951.
Hey let’s not stop with term limits, let’s re-institute slavery, force women out of the work place and take away their votes, let’s create a monarchy (because it doesn’t say anything in the Bible about Republics and Presidents), and let’s just ship all gays to an island somewhere. I hope that this whole website is some cruel joke, but I really doubt it. Some people won’t be happy until we have a Christian theocracy here in America to combat the Muslim theocracy in the Middle East. I am actually speechless right now. This shit is just sad.
These untruths are going to continue to be beaten into the consciousness of the American public throughout this election cycle. However, these are all false accusations that are meant to do one thing: make people afraid. Get them afraid of the boogey-man so they vote for the other guy. It has worked before, numerous times, and unless the word gets out it can work again. This is the politics of old, Karl Rove politics. Fear people into voting their emotions and fears. It needs to stop, and this is something that this election, in particular, is about. Changing the way we do business. The Obama campaign has set up a new website to get the word out about the untruths that Barack is a Muslim and that Michelle hates whitey. They will always say they have proof but that they are waiting for the ‘right’ time to release it, but it never happens. This is the same thing that has happened to both Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore, when they supposedly have pictures to prove that they burned the American flag–which they never produced. Those aren’t the only instances, however, and if this continues this election will be another instance. Let’s get the word out. Go to Fight the Smears. Let others know also.
This video was sent to me by a loyal reader and it is especially apropos for this post, enjoy.
Religions have been pissing me off lately. There are aspects of religion and faith that I find tolerable, but the entirety of organized religion is more harmful than helpful. Case in point this article in the New York Times. It seems that all the rage in Europe now is hymen replacement surgery for Muslim women. These women are having a hard time living in a normal free society with the restrictions of their religion:
Like an increasing number of Muslim women in Europe, she had a hymenoplasty, a restoration of her hymen, the vaginal membrane that normally breaks in the first act of intercourse.
“In my culture, not to be a virgin is to be dirt,” said the student, perched on a hospital bed as she awaited surgery on Thursday. “Right now, virginity is more important to me than life.”
As Europe’s Muslim population grows, many young Muslim women are caught between the freedoms that European society affords and the deep-rooted traditions of their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.
It nice to see women voluntarily forcing themselves back into repression (notice the sarcasm). This is really the type of stuff that I just don’t get, and really irks me about religion. But I am not a women and I’m not a Muslim so maybe I just “don’t get it.” This last excerpt is really disturbing:
“It doesn’t matter for my fiancé that I am not a virgin — but it would pose a huge problem for his family,” she said. “They know that you can pour blood on the sheets on the wedding night, so I have to have better proof.”
Umm yeh ok. Article here.
Catchy isn’t it. It’s provocative too, however, it’s false. If anyone was half a brain or has been paying nominal attention to this long and dragged out primary season then you should know this. Yet you still hear people who use this misnomer as a reason not to vote for him. I’m sure some of you have seen those emails that insist that he is a radical Muslim. One of my problems with this is that people will believe some silly email that has been mass forwarded to them before they are willing to believe what they have seen themselves. We have had to deal with this whole Rev. Wright fiasco for months now. Obama, his pastor, and his church–all Christian–have been plaster all over the papers, the news, and the air waves; yet people still don’t want to believe that he is, indeed, a Christian. Which brings me to my next point, who cares what religion he is. A supposed Christian used Christianity to get our country in the mess it is now. He also betrayed his core constituancy–Christians. Some people probably believe that there is some evidence out there that will prove that Obama is a Muslim, and when found–or made public–it will destroy him. I have to tell you folks, if that imaginary piece of evidence did exist I guarantee you that Hillary Clinton would have already found it and used it. Don’t believe me. Maybe you forgot about this picture that was leaked from the Clinton campaign to the Drudge Report. She used just about anything she could to beat him, and wasn’t able to. Ok, ok so what’s the point already?
The point is that you people who think that he is a closet Muslim piss me the fuck off. If you are going to choose to not vote for someone then exercise a little bit of common sense and discretion in you decision. Do some research on what is important like the issues. Where does Obama stand on the issues that you care about. Consequently, where does McCain on the issues that you care about. Make a decision based on as much fact as you can find. Don’t believe some stupid, spurious email. Also look at the records of the candidates and look at their character. Now Obama’s record is shorter than McCain’s–which is good and bad. Good because he has less mistakes in his past and bad because there is just not enough info in certain areas to really know where he stands. As I noted the other day, however, McCain’s record on Veterans is not as strong as he claims. His stance on the war and on veterans is supposed to be his strong point, but if you look at his record you will see there are discrepancies with what he says and how he votes. There is another way to gauge a candidate too by watching how they act when there encounter trouble. If you have been even paying a little attention over this primary season though you should have been able to see each candidate react under pressure. McCain gets all grumbly and angry like, well a grumpy old man. I have to say though I was thoroughly impressed with the way Obama took on all his problems. He confronted his problems head-on and told the truth. I think after 8 years of lies, betrayal, and underhanded politics I’ll stick with the guy that may make rookie mistakes, but has the wherewithal to be honest about his shortcomings. Don’t forget how lucky we are where we get to live in an age where the right to vote is a guarantee. For the majority of human history we have had some King, Queen, Church, or whoever order around and subjugate the masses. Now the right to vote is guaranteed to all. So don’t treat it so casually. You should vote every chance you get and make sure your vote counts by not voting on emotion, but on facts. Finally, this can’t be linked to or said enough. He’s not a muslim. So let me know what you think.