It will be interesting (and revealing) to see if President Obama can spare a few minutes in his crusade to have a mosque built near Ground Zero, and apply his Constitutional lesson to the American people from
Friday to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. That court has ruled that 14 crosses which pay tribute to fallen highway officers planted along a public highway in Utah (but paid for with private funds) violates the Constitution.
So in today’s judicial activist world, a cross on the side of a highway is forbidden. Yet billboards promoting adult book stores are A-okay. This would surprise our founders. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington required his men who were off duty on Sundays to attend church services. During his two terms as President, Thomas Jefferson attended church in the Capitol building. Does it really fall in line that these founders, as well as numerous others, who were so pivotal to the creation of our country and our Constitution would gasp at the sight of crosses honoring our fallen heroes?
The left wing is fighting tooth and nail to get a victory mosque (yes, that’s what it is) erected at Ground Zero. Whether it is for their naïve, continued belief that we can somehow sweet talk our enemies into tolerating us, or their own inherent disgust with their own country’s Christian heritage that drives them cannot be known. But this is for certain–you will not see an effort to give the fallen patrolmen in Utah the same dignity as the Imam in New York who placed partial blame of 9/11 on the United States.
Additionally, a church that was actually destroyed during the 9/11 attacks has sat vacant for nearly a decade now, and government officials say discussion of getting past the bureaucratic red tape will not move forward. Can Mr. Obama and the new-found proponents of “religious freedom” and “tolerance” explain to us why they aren’t as enraged about this Greek Orthodox church being given the boot in preference for an Islamic mosque? Seems that, in the words of the 10th Circuit, a “reasonable observer” could here deduce that Islam is getting preferential treatment.
You see, my left-wing friends, when you play the game of “religious freedom” (which only seems to interest you when it is a religion other than Christianity), the game can be thrown back at you. Where is the Left demanding the red tape be cut so that this church that was destroyed (ironically) by Islamic terrorists can be rebuilt?
How many crosses do we have in Louisville honoring fallen officers, or to victims of car accidents sitting on the side of the road? This opens a dangerous door to the anti-Christian extremists in our midst to attempt to disallow the public the use of public lands. And there is no Constitutional law that forbids using public lands to worship God or honor the dead with Christian symbols. Sadly, those who were fighting to keep the crosses in Utah legal actually tried convincing the court that they weren’t really religious symbols.
Why, America, are we so ashamed and hesitant to proclaim that we are a proud Christian nation, founded on Judeo-Christian principles? And why do we feel the need to whitewash our religion? Why do we, the people, continually allow the Left,, which has disregarded our Constitution for decades, use it against us? Why do we allow our enemies to use it against us and make fools of us?
But “religious freedom” won’t stop the secular left. These people will not rest until they take from us our heritage–a Christian heritage that allows tolerance for other religions. That heritage has served us well, and now we are seeing it blasted away with so many other traditions. May God truly help us and our country.