In God’s name

People associated with conservative politics often have close relationships with America’s mostly male dominated fundamental protestant religious movement or religious right.These people can not accept that anything can exist without God’s stamp of approval clearly visible. That is not a new notion. It’s griped the nation since its inception. That is how the nation got stuck with the notion that prosperity individually resulted from God’s mysterious hand in the market place. Sounds good but its effect has been very sinister. It created an empire for some based upon greed, manipulation while creating a literal destruction for many.

They were not content to have corrupted the nations economics. They also understood that in order to dominate the American society. They had to control the political arena. From this movements influence, we now have an equally diabolic concept. Money as speech, with money having the same constitutional protection as people. Money is not speech. It is power. The power of corporate money viewed as speech. Has resulted in the elimination of any meaningful diversity of political ideas in politics. Candidates today need corporate money to win elections. Once armed with a bottomless war chest of money. They are then ready to attack opponents. All they need now is voter support. Which they get, if they incorporate the agenda of the religious right into politics. Now the nation is saddled with two falsehoods that has completely distorted the purpose and intent of the nations constitution. Books of history have been written about its horrific evil impact upon the nation. It has resulted in scores of cases being argued in the nations courts. This has resulted in temporary setbacks to be experienced by the religious right Usually they have rebounded only to become stronger. With increasing strength they have become more dangerous. Today they own all three branches of our government. The ownership is not completely secure. We as a people still have time to react.

The underlining drive of the religious right is and always has been to Christianize the nation. Which means, that they have another task to accomplish which is the destruction of the notion that the constitution requires a separation of church and state. Should they succeed religious diversity like political diversity will disappear from the American scene. Hopefully the American public will understand this threat and not allow it to occur. It is an eminent obstacle to overcome. Because, the religious right is relentless in its drive to Christianize the nation. Unfortunately the rest of the nation, is not overly concerned about this prospect. Maybe this will change before its to late.

Many examples could be used to expose the intentions of the religious right in this regard. Like the recitation of christian prayers in the public arena. The swearing of an oath by placing a hand on the Christian Bible. Christian relics displayed in public buildings or grounds. For this posting, just one example will be discussed as to how the christian right mobilizes to Christianize the nation. This is an interesting revelation because a federal judge exposed the real intentions of the religious right.

Certain citizens in a small community outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania decided to bring God into the class room. To accomplish that task they became members of the local school board. Prior to being elected, they probably were displeased that the school’s science curriculum did not offer a course on creationism. Upon successful election they set out to bring God into the classroom. They did this by ordering the schools to offer a course on intelligent design or God’s hand in creation. Fortunately, for the people of that community the effort failed.

Perhaps this writer should clarify some issues before revealing what the federal judge discovered. Which also comes to the very center of what is wrong with attempting to Christianize the nation.

First this writer is a devout Christian. Called to the priesthood to represent Christ in the vineyard of humankind. Therefore, it’s forgone conclusion that God created our universe and all things therein. For this writer clergyman, God chose the evolutionary theory to help us mortals understand creation. This is what the federal judge wrote, “…Intelligent design maybe true, a proposition the court takes no position… Intelligent design is not science.” Therefore, it does not belong in the classroom. A position this clergyman accepts.

This what U.S. District Judge John E. Jones said concerning the intent of the school board. He said their intentions amounted to breathtaking insanity. He accused the school board with attempting to promote religion in the classroom. He declared that some members “staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID policy.” ( source St. Petersburg Times)

The United States is a secular state constitutionally. Our constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or the prohibition the free exercise thereof;”This makes our country unique among the nations of the world. Lets keep it that way. We as a people must make certain this liberty remains the property of our constitution. The religious right is evil and must not be allowed to Christianize the nation.

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God can not bless America

This is the next to the last posting concerning obstacles that we as a people must overcome. If we to make freedom, and the American way of life work for we the people. Having argued that we must excuse ourselves from the corrupt and diabolic influences of corporate America. WE must also excuse ourselves from the equally corrupt and diabolic influences of the religious right. Meaning to make sure the constitutional guarantee for the separation of church and state remains unabridged.

What gives our nation the potential to live up to its promise of greatness can only be realized through the constitutional doctrines of three separate but equal branches of government. We know that theory as the doctrine of “checks and balances.”Human nature being what it is must always be kept under restraint. The tendency for evil is just to great to leave the human species unrestrained.

Watch the creatures of nature for an object lesson. The cat will always inflict harm upon the mouse. The mouse is incapable of restraining the cat. The point being, all creatures of nature are predatory. The most dangerous predator of natures creatures is the human species. But, we humans have an advantage over the mouse. We have the ability to think and reason. From our ability to reason, we have established clear legal restraints upon our self. Collectively, we know governments must be restrained. Thus, we have our system of checks and balances. The problem we have today is that some very dangerous predatory people have found ways to inflict harm upon our system of checks and balances. It’s the old cat and mouse game in which the cat always wins. All those cats in our government today are mostly of one species; white males. They have enough predatory power collectively to have rendered our system of checks and balances mostly useless. The guilty parties to this destruction of our system of check and balances has been corporate America and the religious right.

Many people are not aware of the over whelming tragic effect evangelical protestant christian fundamentalism has had on this nation. Today we recognize this tragedy as the Christan Right or Religious Right. This religious movement is extremely predatory and dangerous.

It is the source for the following notions. Such as the mysterious hand of God in the market place steering the financial affairs of human kind for the betterment of society. They assert that wealth, and general prosperity of individuals were representative of a individuals closeness to God. A persons wealth and prosperity were symbolic of ones intimate relationship with the Son of God, Jesus.

It has helped coin such terms as the United States as being a beacon of light for the rest of the world. It is what drives the nations foreign and domestic policy. Democracy is about seeing the christian God in the person of Jesus Christ in the government, the market place. And, in the lives of individual people of each and every nation on the face of this earth.

Should life be discovered in other galaxies outside of ours. This nation will initiate war on those people with the intent to bring democracy, capitalism, and Christianity to those people. Because the Christian God, must control government. in order for the hand of God to be observable in the market place. They think that is the only way individuals in any society can prosper. So blinded is the nation, that it can only see its way as the only way. Destruction is the American way. It does not matter if its at home, abroad, or with worlds not yet discovered. If change is to occur, with this pattern. It must come from ordinary American people. Remember the the fourth person in Nebuchadnezzar’s fiery furnace? The collective consciousness from times past, or from unknown worlds to us mere mortals.

Where ever, people with that American ideology have gone they have reeked havoc in the form of mass slaughter and murder. It has happened all over the world. Now it is occurring in Iraq. It will not succeed in Iraq! Because, Iran will not allow it to occur. If the United States is not brought under control by the world community the prophecy of Saddam Hussein maybe realized. He said, war with Iraq would be the mother of all wars. Americans laughed at that notion. Laughed even louder, when Bush announced that the war had been won. Bush was brought to his knees recently, when he had to admit to the world that the task of winning the war in Iraq was harder than the government had anticipated.

Then look at what the people with that ideology have done here at home. The slaughter and cold blooded murder of Native Americans. The enslavement of African Americans because of the color of there skin. Women as property of men. The utter disregard for human welfare and dignity is so outrageous it must be an abomination to God. For anyone, to think that God could bless America knowing America’s history at home and around the world is a clear demonstration irrationality by so many.

That onslaught continues among us here in the United States. One very visible effort is the constant attack by the religious right to Christianize the public schools and public places such as parks and government buildings.

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Bad boys like Tom Delay

In previous postings this writer has recently suggested that some obstacles must be removed. If the nation, desires a government by the people and for the people. A government that will enrich the people regardless of class or creed.

In truth, the people’s government has been hijacked by the rich and powerful. They were mostly white and protestant. In the history of the nation only one person has been the nations president who was not protestant. The congress has been controlled by mostly white protestant men. Like the gangster Tom DeLay. They have done this through a very sinister doctrine which this writer has condemned in many sermons, and now through this forum. (note 13 Dec. 2005 posting) It’s the notion of laissez faire capitalism. Which plain and simple, is just another way to involve God in the affairs of the American people. This laissez faire capitalists doctrine has done nothing but manufacture grief and greed. It must be destroyed. Replaced with an economic system that serves the economic interest of the majority of the people. Not just the few rich who then become powerful and then corrupt the nation. Like Halliburton and its former C.E.O. Dick Cheney. They then steer the country in a direction of slaughter and murder for profit and empire building. At the expense of the spilt blood of misguided and mislead soldiers.

The second obstacle which was discussed in the last posting is the notion that money is speech. As stated, money is not speech. Money is power. Once the powerful have money, they use money as power to carry out their interests. They then use the power of money to suppress the economic interest of the majority of people. This country is riddled with unfair laws that work to the advantage of the rich and powerful. And against the people who work, sweat, and sacrifice for the prosperity of the few. It meaning money as speech, and the notion that God can be seen working through the the nations economics is ludicrous. They have no moral bases in law. Nor do they have any bases in the logic of philosophy. Need proof? observe the financial standing of most Americans. They seen to be saying that they are having more and more difficulty surviving the whirl winds of God’s hand in the economy. And they seem to be saying that they are having some difficulty hearing the voice of God in the economy. How about you? Wonder if the People of New Orleans are having trouble understanding how God is working the economics of their city to their advantage? Perhaps they are wondering, why they can not hear the speech of God as money in the repair of New Orleans? Most likely, they can not because capitalism’s laissez faire economics and money as speech have been a great deception weaved and exercised upon the whole of the nation. The themes of the hand of God in the market place and money as speech works for the rich and powerful. They certainly are not themes that benefit ordinary citizens. The sooner the nation understands this the sooner we the people can bring about change.

The next posting will deal with other obstacles that we as a people must correct. The question is, are we the people up to the task of making government work for the people? From a previous posting, are there any Meshach’s around? Because, that is what it is going to take to bring about change.

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A right by birth

In my last posting, I touch upon, what this writer considers to be one of the worlds greatest documents. The Declaration of Independence. It is great because it is a people’s document. It’s fair to say that it was our birth certificate as a nation. It was a declaration to King George the Third of England of our intentions. It’s a living document because it comes to life when we the people exercise its authority. We as Americans have not surrendered our rights to make such a declaration to this current government.

Then we as a nation put forth to the people of this nation and all future generations the United States Constitution. From which we the people provide direction for those elected as our servant representatives as to what we expect from there appointment. In order to maintain control of the peoples government we created three distinct and separate branches of government to serve the people. We have always known that power corrupts, and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. In order to prevent corruption. We wanted each branch to have the authority to monitor and control the powers of the other branches. We call that the doctrine of checks and balances.

The founders of our Constitution still were not satisfied. That the people were sufficiently protected from tyrannically powered thirsty brokers. So, they added additional Articles or Amendments to the Constitution. Some them, we know as our Bill of Rights. Many aspects of our rights under this bill are under attack by this current government which involves all three branches.

We the people have allowed for the erosion of our Constitution buy permitting the government to be controled by one party. Most of us understand that this was not an intentional laps in our oversight of our government. It was mostly the result of believing that our government would appreciate the peoples trust and govern appropriately.

The thirst for corrupting power had to much appeal for those people elected to represent our interest. They resented being accountable to people that they felt were inferior to them. They had to find away to over throw the peoples government. Without the people being aware of the transition of power.They have done that very successfully. Now, we the people must find away to take our government back. In the process, we the people must return it to be a government for the people and by the people.

To begin to recapture our government, we must remove obstacles like the notion that money is speech. And as speech, according to the U.S. Supreme Court, it has the protection of our Constitution. To grasp this insult to the people it is necessary to understand what in legal circles is known as the Buckley Principles. The B.P. is the result of a 1976 Supreme Court decision. So, significant is this case that is considered the Bible for money as speech. Here are two principles from that case. Money is the same as speech.To regulate money in politics is tantamount to regulating speech. Because money is speech according to the Court. It has the same protection as any other form of speech under the First Amendment. Those two notions must be destroyed. Because it has resulted in a government by the rich and powerful for the rich and powerful at the peoples expense. Money is not speech! Money is power! As such, it corrupts and is unconstitutional as speech.

Power has put the inept into presidential office in 2000 and repeated that ineptness in 2004. The power of money allows special interest groups like corporate America, and the religious right to become the power brokers for Constitutional law in this country. They now have the money, and the power to make the Constitution mean what they want. This will continue to get worse. Because without the backing of the money from corporate America a candidate is not likely to succeed. Every election cycle, we hear from the press. That elections are determined by the amount of money in a candidates war chest. Elections should be about ideas not money. Money has led to a monopoly in all three branches of our government. There can not be any real dissent in our government under current circumstances.

Money as speech will protect Bush from a declaration of guilt from the Senate for high crimes and misdemeanors. The money and power brokers know this chatter taking place in the press and congress about high crimes and misdemeanors is good. Because it gives the public a feeling that the system of checks and balances works in this country. When in reality they plan to continue committing high crimes and misdemeanors. Because in the end, its all about power and money. It has nothing to do with democracy or the American way of life here at home. That is also true for Iraq. With one exception, in Iraq the U.S. will have additional military bases from which to launch other attacks.

You know the nation is in trouble when Bush repeatedly announces that he will continue to make war in Iraq. Trouble continues, when he says he has the authority to spy on Americans despite the prohibition of such behavior in the people’s Bill of Rights; which states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and efforts against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons to be seized,” Article Four. The purpose of the Patriot Act is to destroy Article Four. You know the nation is in trouble when a federal judge resigns because Bush will not honor the Fourth Amendment. And the evidence continues to mount when the government slashes money from basic programs for the common good of the people in order to reduce the huge budget deficits created by the governments high crimes and misdemeanors.

The nation is vulnerable to hate and aggressive attacks because greed and power has obsessed our government. Bush makes the nation less safe. Only we the people can recapture the government and return it to the people. Any Shadrach’s and friends around out there? ( note other postings) Get in touch and lets talk in lecture form or workshops. Available to write for your publication. Investors needed.

A nations only hope

Today Bush during his national radio address which was also televised said that he had no greater responsibility than to protect the American people. Which included protecting our freedom and the American way of life.

Of course, this writer can only speak for himself. This was my instant reaction. No person in the history of the nation is less able to protect the American people than Bush. Furthermore, because of his tour in the White House America has less freedom. And, he wants to take away more of our freedoms. America must say no! No other person in the history of the nation has done more to put the American way of life in greater jeopardy than Bush. For every soldier that dies in Iraq, it’s a life lost based on lies and deceit. The longer the war continues the more the world hates the United States. The greater there hate the more at risk is the nation. Bush is incapable of calming world hatred toward the nation. There is only one solution that might possibly work. He must be removed from office. He surely has committed high crimes and misdemeanors which are grounds for his impeachment. What will give the nation even a greater measure of forgiveness from the world community. Is for the United Nations to form a special tribunal to prosecute Bush as a war criminal. His crimes have not only been against the people of the United States but also against the world community.

In Washington we have a government that can not protect our brooders from illegal immigrants. Who only come to the United States seeking a better life for themselves.They bring no ill intent to harm American citizens. So, this writer does not think this government can protect the nation from terrorists. Who may be armed and might be here with the intent to harm American citizens. As stated, in a previous posting. The nation is not without the tools to protect itself from criminal intent. The federal government had the tools to prevent the attacks of September 11, 2001. It was through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. All this rumbling by Bush, to get the Senate to follow the house and reauthorize the Patriot Act. Is nothing but an attack on our liberty and freedom. September 11, 2001 occurred because our government was at sleep. Just like the government was asleep for Pearl Harbor! Most likely the government will again be asleep should another catastrophic event come knocking at our door. Just like the government was at sleep to the events that lead up to Cuban Missile Crisis.

When all is said and done, the Senate will capitulate to Bush and join the House and reauthorize the Patriot Act. We need to wake up the nation to the realization that we really only have a one party system. All that noise in the Senate over the Patriot Act is just that noise. It’s done to create an national illusion that we have a two party system. Listen to the pompous wrangling between the Senators. The wrangling is over certain aspects of the Act. The debate should be over eliminating the Patriot Act altogether.

A favorite ploy by the government is to instill fear that something awful will occur if a government edict is not authorized. Its usually a combination of tricks and lies that are rather persuasive. Like Bush’s reference to his authorization of the National Security Agency to gather intelligence. The trick here was his condemnation of the news media for making this public thus alerting the nations enemies. The nations enemies already know that they are in a cat and mouse game with America. A free press is another freedom Bush wants to eliminate. Americans need to encourage greater freedom of the press. What we need is a constitutional amendment for the freedom of the press. It would go beyond what we now have in our constitution. The news media must be free of the government and corporate America influence. Plan to write more on that in the future. The lie here was Bush’s reference to the hijackers who flew a jet into the Pentagon. He said that while here they were in communication with other terrorists overseas. Again the government already had the tools to monitor those communications. That tool again, existed through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Our government was once again at sleep. This government has never been held accountable for the loss of lives, or the financial damage because of September 11, 2001. The government in order to protect itself shifts blame. Then calls for new laws like the Patriot Act. Which will not protect us, but will take away our liberty and freedom.

The nation is going to need a lot of Shadrach’s, Meshach’s and Abednego’s. Are you up to the task that lies before the Nation? This writer is available to help you along the way. Available to write for your publication. And, thanks students for your interest. Need help writing your papers. Get in touch because help is available. You are our future stay tuned and involved. Remember hate is good when directed at evil.

A tribute to resistance

Continuation from the previous three postings.

When the news was brought to Nebuchadnezzar, that three of his governors refused to obey his edict. His rage was published throughout his vast kingdom. He ordered the army to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego immediately to the palace. From there, we have the early origins of modern day diplomacy. Summon the offender to the imperial palace like the White House or elsewhere. Offer them a chance to recant. And agree that the imperial wizards, like Nebuchadnezzar Bush with their God induced knowledge. Thinking that they know God’s perfect plan for the world. What is desired from such diplomacy is that the two will emerge to announce agreement has been reached. The imperial golden edict will be held in reverence and obeyed. Just like King Nebuchadnezzar’s 90 foot pure golden statue was honored by most. The world saw that scenario play out just recently. When Sec. Rice reversed the role slightly by going to Europe. There she meant with disgruntled European leaders expressing concern over America’s torture of prisoners. They emerged in unison, and in agreement with Nebuchadnezzar Bush’s edicts concerning torture. Of course, the world knows Bush tortures prisoners. Amnesty published a long detailed report on America’s torture of prisoners. Organized “ghost fights” known as “extraordinary renditions” for the purpose of secretly moving prisoners to certain countries to be tortured has been all over the European press, and even got some press here in the states.

All week the world has listened to Nebuchadnezzar Bush. As he issued, his edict to preserve America. from terrorism. By exempting the C.I.A. from scrutiny or penalty concerning the torture of prisoners. V.P. Cheney and C.I.A. director Goss told the Senate that the C.I.A. needed the flexibility to use “harsh tactics.” To this government it makes no difference if those “harsh tactic’s” are in violation of U.S. or international law. Time will tell if the nation or the world has any people of resistance in the Senate. We the people do not have any such people in the peoples house; the House of Representatives. They have endorsed Nebuchadnezzar Bush’s golden edict on torture.

But back in Babylon, the soldiers brought Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego before the King. He gave them a chance to recant by bowing to worship his golden statue. The statue was a tribute to his conquests and greatness as an imperial leader. Non could be exempt from this recognition. Especially his trusted governors. The men refused because it violated their sense of right and wrong. So Nebuchadnezzar order the furnace to be fired up. They were to be heated seven times hotter than usual. The three men were tied up and taken to the furnace by the King’s most able soldiers. The three men were to be tossed into the furnace. When the soldiers opened the furnace door. They threw the men into flaming fire. So hot were the flames, that the soldiers were instantly killed. Later Nebuchadnezzar rose and went to the furnace. He was astonished by what he saw. The three men were not harmed. They were still alive. More astonishing was that Nebuchadnezzar saw a fourth person with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

This fourth man is our mystery guest from previous postings. This person is genderless! And is representative of all the people of history. Women and men who would not bow and pay tribute to rulers who issued edicts that violated their conscious. It is these fallen heroines and heroes that “motivate a society to end the wrong and create something better. For America, the time has arrived to end the many wrong and create something better.

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The tale of the 7 continued

This posting is kind of fictional because it comes from the Bible. It’s application though is rather historical and current. You can take the characters of the Bible and weave them into a modern story. This is done to illustrate a particular truth. It makes an old book come to life. For this writer theologian, that is what the writers wanted. A living evolving Bible. That is why the Bible is allegorical in its revelations. To many clergymen theologians try and make a book written by so many different people. From different cultures and time spans a literal piece of writing to be interpreted as written. Human beings with a special agendas accepted certain books of the Bible as canon like documents while rejecting others. Like the writings of Mary who was thought to have been the personal adviser to Jesus. Any guesses as to why? Do you think it might have had something to do with the notion of male superiority? Why is this a difficult concept for some to grasp? History demonstrates that some of our fowlest characters from ancient times up to our current time have been religionist of all sorts. Like the current occupant in the White House.

He is, the fourth character from the last posting. He comes right out of the third chapter of Daniel. There he is known as King Nebuchadnezzar. Now this king wanted his imperial empire worshiped for its global accomplishments. His military was the envy of the world. Never tasting defeat while gathering vast wealth from their conquered opponents. Dictating to the world proper decorum to be shown to his mighty Babylonian imperialistic empire. So he built a magnificent statue of pure gold. It stood 90 feet high and nine feet wide. He gave orders that all the other world leaders, and the people within the boundaries of those lands were to bow down and worship his golden statue. After all, God provided him with the moral authority and power to rule the known world for 37 years. Is not this the very perception most of the worlds rulers own. Most have seen themselves on quests directed by some God. Those quests have left millions upon millions dead! But as history teaches, kingdoms come and go. So it was with the great and magnificent Babylon empire.

So it will be with the great kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar Bush. A king driven with evil intent. A king elevated to the throne by a very dangerous religious movement; the Christian right. A movement that shares the Nebuchadnezzar image. A movement driven to roll back decades of civil rights, at home, because they perceive them as being anti Christian. At the forefront of their pagan assault is a mighty weapon of evil. It has been used used to humiliate and impoverish Americans and leaving many suffering. Even death can come calling without mercy. Because, America’s Christian God demands payment in full. If God is to heal the sick. It is through the economic doctrine of laissez-faire capitalism. Suggesting that an invisible hand moves and stimulates the market place. That invisible hand is the Christian God working through people. The idea goes something like this. Wealth is generated by people based upon ingenuity and inventiveness based upon imagination and cleverness.The more wealth a person owns indicates they are blessed by this invisible hand. For Christians that is often a sign of spirituality. If a person, or society is poor that indicates they are not very spiritual. The wrath of the Christian God is upon them. Like their inability to buy health care in order to experience the healing hand of God. Which is the real reason why the American government has so little respect for working Americans and the poor. Why life is so difficult and hard for so many. The refusal for universal health care provided by the government is just one example. Such a program would not allow the invisible hand of God to manifest itself in the marketplace. This scenario can be applied to public services like education or transportation. That’s why certain public services should be provided without the drive for profit but is not. Utilities like electricity and heating fuels fall under that category. In some instances they should be free. Without question it is the Christ doctrine of economics. Any other approach to economics is against the teaching of Christ. The power structure in America is based upon religion but not Christ. To the surprise of some, America is very anti Christ.

The Christian God of America will rush to help corporate America when headed for financial disaster while pilfering the general public. That is why the government makes collective bargaining difficult for the work force. Or, why a state like Florida declares itself to be a “right to work state.” With all rights invested with the employer corporation. It’s why corporate America and the government hate unionized work places. It’s the reason the government most often sides with the business community against working people. It is all about the invisible hand of God in the market place. That invisible hand favors the business community against all other people. It was all apart of the design of the nations founding fathers. They created the nations constitution. OUR CONSTITUTION IS PRIMARILY AN ECONOMIC DOCUMENT. It is also the bases for much human suffering in this country.

All of this is what causes the United States to see itself as having the moral authority to become an imperialistic world power. Those same doctrines are applied to world governments. When the United States interferes with a sovereign nation or invades a sovereign nation. It sees itself as God’s beacon of light for the entire world through Nebuchadnezzar Bush. Several things are necessary before a nation can be considered conquered. A nations military must be destroyed. Under the ruse of democracy laissez-faire economics will take place. Lastly, but most important the people must embrace Christianity. This scenario is occurring now in Iraq. It is being meant with great resistance. Much suffering and death will occur on both sides of the fence. Where ever Nebuchadnezzar Bush goes he brings suffering and death. He will not leave Iraq because like Nebuchadnezzar he thinks God has given him the moral authority for his quest. Furthermore, it is what the Nebuchadnezzar Christian right is pushing and supporting for the people of Iraq. Look at his war in Iraq.The Kings use of secret prisons for the torture of prisoners. His declaration that he is above international law because he is engaged in a new kind of war. The world can expect Nebuchadnezzar Bush to unleash even greater destruction to bring about his moral God given conquest in Iraq.

Now, that the world has another Nebuchadnezzar on its hands. With the name of George Bush. George inherited his empire from a previous crop of rulers dating back more than two hundred years. Each in their own way have managed to kill, pilfer, and take what they had no right to take. Doing great harm to millions of people around the globe. Of course along the way good was done. Like the victory of the North over the South in the civil war. The defeat of Germany in the first and second world wars. But when all is said and done, history will show this empire of the United States. With its Nebuchadnezzar type empire being continued by the Bush dynasty guilty of more evil than good.

The next posting will conclude with the task of the three remaining characters and a guest of mystery.

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A tale of seven men

Some years ago this clergyman departed from official Christendom. This was done for two basic reasons. We could not agree on doctrinal issues or social issues. As a theological student, I had lots of questions about the basic tenets of the Christian religion.Tenets like the doctrine of a place called heaven and hell. The purpose of baptism and holy communion, and even marriage. The place of women in the church and society as a whole. Especially the role of the Christian church as the only true path to the knowledge of GOD.

Then there were the complex social issues. Like the jurisprudence of separate but equal doctrine between the black and white races. I go back to a time when all to many Christians accepted the separate but equal doctrine. Only to discover that that the jurisprudence of separate but equal is gone as a matter of law. But is not gone as a matter of conscience, for many. This young clergyman after ordination did not accept such a doctrine as having any legal, moral, social or spiritual validity. Yes, as a student, I sought answers from the holy church fathers about the major tenets of the Christian church and those social issues. Only to be told, my son pray, and God will reveal the truth. The answers came, but in ways I did not expect.

Since this is a tale of seven men. With the first being none other than this writer. The second is my spiritual mentor. The late Bishop James Pike, His Eminence of the Diocese of California. Who started me on the journey for the understanding of the tenets of the church. Then came Fr.Thomas Ashton, parish priest, who showed me how the church tenets and social issues merged for resolution.

This clergyman often makes himself available as a speaker in public or private forums. Meaning sessions for friends, neighbors, and strangers. As some know, this clergyman travels to homes  and selected private neutral locations. If I may suggest, you may find it interesting to explore in your home or elsewhere the contents of the above aforementioned. Especially as to how it can be applied to your life. Might even answer some troubling tenets of religion. Not necessarily just Christian. Could even open up a path for social justice.

In the next posting this writer will explore the God of George Bush. Which must be truth because it comes from the heavens. Along with the tales of the remaining four men. Well three at least because the fourth could well be genderless. It’s tough being a theologian because some of us ponder the heavens and wonder if genderless beings can reproduce. Or whether the stars really influence heavens and earth. You know those stars from Aries through Pisces. Remember the star that guided the wise men to that manger in Bethlehem. Was it the constellation Capricorn? Hey! It’s the season of Advent. (Gotta get my web master to change the the color to royal blue. It’s the color of Advent) The season of hope and anticipation. This writer is hoping for the expulsion of Preident Bush from the White House. And anticipating a government, that will serve the people. See you next time.

Trash the Act, Prez

A school teacher assigned projects to her students that required teams. Like all school assignments the projects had due dates. For this project, December 31, 2005, is the due date. It seemed that the teams would not make the due date because they could not agree on very much. She addressed the class as a group about working together in order to succeed. That approach did not work. So, she meant with the teams individually concerning the usefulness of cooperation. Still teams seemed doomed to failure. As a last resort, she decided to provide the class with an object lesson. She brought to class two bundles of sticks. She picked a team that was sure to fail because the members were always at loggerheads with each other. The team was told that if they could break the bundle of sticks in half. Saying that she would exempt the team from the project assignment, and give the team an ‘A’ for the project. Try as they would they just could not succeed. Next, she untied the bundle of sticks. She handed the sticks one at a time to each student. They were able to break the sticks with ease. Guess it could be said, that getting ones act together could make a world of difference. The goal of the project is to sunset the Patriot Act. Lets see if the students can succeed.

For this, allegory think of the nations citizenry as the ‘teacher,’ and the ‘government’ as the students. The government has two teams of students the executive branch and the congress. For reasons, the teacher understands.The students are not cooperating with each other. Over the renewal of the Patriot Act which is due to expire at the end of this month. This of course is cause for alarm among the student leaders.

We the teachers must give our students an object lesson concerning the Patriot Act. This is done by telling our elected students to allow the the Patriot Act to slip into the sunset. Never again to rise with the sun of a new day. It’s an important project. Seems that the students are a bunch of loggerheads meaning stupid fools. That’s the reason the country exists in a state of fear. Students know that they are the targets of the nations enemies. We teachers also know that we are not the real targets. But for vengeance sake, we may also have to pay the price of our students misdeeds. Somehow we must reign in our delinquent students. Turn them over to the proper authorities for justice. The World Court is not available meter out justice for these student felons. Wonder if the United Nations can help? Before it is to late, will our students seek the council of their teachers? Could be the only way to avoid another national tragedy. Teachers know that these students are responsible for tragedies around the world. Out of sheer fear our students need the Patriot Act. In order to shut down every ones liberty rather foreign or domestic. What it all boils down to is that the Patriot Act is all about self perseverance of the government. They present the Patriot Act like it’s for our safety. Can the students once again convince the teachers? Or, will the teachers announce enuf and flunk the students?

As we all know, governments are tyrannically. Every government is designed to serve it own self interest at the expense of most of the people under its jurisdiction. Liberty is a freedom that is very difficult for the people to secure. The start of our own American liberty dates back nine centuries and is still evolving. When in 1215 King John, of England, was FORCED to grant a collection of civil liberties known as the Magna Carta. One of those liberties was the habeas corpus. Which allowed individuals, to challenge detainment in jails in a court of law. Hidden in the renewal of the Patriot Act is something called the “Procedures Act” If this becomes apart of the Patriot Act, habeas corpus procedures would be drastically changed. The sponsor of this act is student republican senator John Kyl of Arizona. He wants to take habeas corpus procedures out of the hands of the judicial system. Place the habeas corpus procedure under 50 different state attorney generals who are basically prosecutors. When it comes to habeas corpus procedures those people will in the business of keeping people in jail. One never knows when misfortune will knock on ones door. Habeas corpus procedures have set many innocent people free. This Procedure Act has far reaching applications and must be defeated. Along with the entire Patriot act.

Another of our students Dubya that guy the Supreme Court illegally put in the White House against the vote of the majority of Americans. That guy, who is straight out a liar, is urging the students of the other team to come together and renew the Patriot Act before it sunsets.

Here are a few of his lies from his recent radio address. He said the Patriot Act protects civil liberties. It’s a lie! It purges many civil liberties. It guts most of the Bill of Rights in our Constitution, and will destroy decades of case law.

He said it was easier to track the phone calls of drug dealers than it was the phone calls of a terrorists. A lie! The ability track phone calls of terrorists exists under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The Prez said, before the Patriot Act it was easier to get the records of a tax cheat than those of an al Quadea bankroller. Not so! Government agencies could investigate al Quades bankrollers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Student Bush asserts that the government needs to “sneak and peek” without tipping off terrorists which can only be done through the Patriot Act. Another,”falsehood,” the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allows the government ” sneak and peak” authority for both foreign and domestic suspects.

We the citizens of this country, as teachers, need to find a way to send our students in government an object lesson. Give us liberty not the Patriot Act. Work with the people and the country will succeed in accomplishing the project of liberty for all Americans before we miss the due date and liberty expires into the sunset. Never to see the sunrise of a new day.

In his last radio address on 10 Dec. 2005, concerning the renewal of the Patriot Act, the Prez said, “… to combat dangerous spread of methamphetaine abuse throughout our country.” What does drug abuse have to do with terrorism? Nothing! Someone needs to inform student Bush that ample federal laws exists to combat drug trafficking like Rico and the FISA. Then why refer to drug abuse as part of the Patriot Act. Simple. It scares parents and employers causing them to connect with the war on drugs. It’s a simple play on a theme that certain constituencies identify with. They’ll call people in the congress and tell them to vote for the Patriot Act. Thinking it will help eliminate the nations drug problems. It’s nothing but spin but it works. Our students use it all the time. Hope it does not work for you; as one of Americas teachers!

This writer is available to speak on the Patriot Act, or to write for your publication.

An American Illusion

As the sun was setting, a wolf looked over his shoulder, and noticed the long shadow cast by his body. He swaggered with a pompous gait. Imagine a big powerful fellow like me being afraid of a lion. Why as huge as I am, I’ll replace the lion as the king of the beasts. Then I’ll rule the world. Not long after a lion caught up with him and devoured him.

The moral of the story is that illusion will bring about ruin. America is about to be shamed into ruin by the way it treats its own citizens and the world community. Leading this charge are the war criminals in the government, President George W. Bush, V.P. Richard Cheney, Sec. of Defense Richard Rumsfeld, and Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice.

It seems that those folks who sit in the nations capital as court jurists, congresswomen and men, and those of the executive branch see themselves as creatures of eminent proportion. On the world stage they all strut with a swagger and pompous gait of invincibility. Just like the king of the beasts.

In reality those folks in Washington mirror the caricature of the wolf. They have fooled the world by casting a long shadow. Hoping the world would see America as a beacon of light on a mountain top. Showing the world the superiority of the American way of life. The lion is closing in on the wolf, and is about to devour it. This sitting group in Washington is the worst the nation, and the world has ever known. Because, they have put the entire world at risk.

They came into office based upon fraud. This fraud was endorsed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Congress stood by in silence. By being silent they acted in complicity with this fraud upon the American people. Even the election of 2004 was steeped in fraud. Now, even John Kerry the Democratic nominee, who ran against Bush understands that truth. So, we have an illegitimate government in Washington reeking havoc through out the world.

We know the war in Iraq was launched based upon lies. Acts of criminality have been perpetuated upon the people of Iraq. For every death, their blood sacrifice represents a war crime committed against humanity. The world community understands that this American government has used chemical weapons against the Iraqi people. Human rights organizations, and the world press has provided the necessary evidence showing that this government tortures its prisoners. Launches ghosts flights for the purpose of extraordinary rendition. All this is done, with the full understanding and support of the congress and the courts here in America. Which suggests, that many others in the government join this administration as war criminals.

This leaves Americans and the world community with a dilemma. Because the world does not have a forum to either condemn or exonerate these culprits. Because, the United States failed to ratify the treaty. Which would have brought the United States, under the jurisdiction of the World Court. This leaves the citizens of the United States vulnerable to attacks. Like those that occurred September 11, 2001. The world community will get justice for this nations crimes against humanity. The sad thing about this condition is that innocent people will have to suffer because of a wolf like government. The question is how close is the lion to devouring the wolf?

We as a nation are not without solutions. This writer is available to lecture on the topic by expanding upon the subject matter with an emphasis on the the solution aspect. This writer is also available to write an article for your publication.