The devil’s henchman

A very slim chance exists that the people of Tampa Bay and the nation can deny Judge Alito from becoming the next justice to serve on the Supreme Court. This has occurred because many people have contacted the nations Senators and encouraged them to vote against Alito. They know it’s a certainty that Alito can not be defeated by a floor vote. Which has prompted a number of Senators to use the filibuster as a tool to block Alito’s confirmation. We the American public must encourage the Senators to filibuster. That gives the people of Tampa Bay and the nation one remaining tool. If you have not contacted your Senator, now is the time to do so.

This is very encouraging because perhaps America is awakening from its deep slumber. Perhaps they have heard, seen, and read enough to have concluded that Alito will not serve the interest of the ordinary citizen. Equipped with the knowledge that he will serve the interests of corporate America. Along with all those lobbyists who write legislative bills for our Congress. Sensing that our government does not belong to the American people anymore. Knowing that Senators are owned by giant corporations, lobbyists and fundamentalists religious groups that make up the religious right. Knowing now, that one tool remains, America is encouraging the Senate to filibuster Alito’s confirmation before the full Senate.

The Senate becoming aware that the individual American citizen is the most powerful voice in America through the power of the vote. They just might be willing to cross corporate America, their vast army of lobbyists, and the religious right. Who combined are destroying the social fiber of this nation. Take for instance the powerful pharmaceutical empire who were able to get congress to pass a law making it illegal for the government to negotiate with drug companies for lower drug prices. That was an act of violence against the American people which disrupts the nations social fiber. Its the kind of power against the American people that a person like Alito favors. With Alito on the Supreme Court the people of Tampa Bay and the nation can expect their pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness to be severely damaged. Contact your Senator and encourage them to filibuster Alito’s nomination. That is the only way that we the people have left to defeat Alito. Along with all those forces that work against the best interest of the common ordinary America citizen.

A President of this country many years ago had a plaque sitting on his desk which said, “the buck stops here.” We all understand that analogy to be a play on words for accepting responsibility. For this time in history, the “buck stops hear” means with us the American voter. It’s up to us to take responsibility for our country. If we fail, then we can expect a greater proliferation of special interests groups running our government. As little as a year ago the nations capital housed around 1,400 lobbyists. It’s estimated that around 15,000 lobbyists park themselves in the nations capital today. With all the perks these lobbyists provide our congress. Which includes filling their campaign banks accounts with huge amounts of money. Which all works to get corporate America favorable legislation which most often is not in the interest of the ordinary American citizen. Also making it impossible for the nation to have an independent congress free of special interest groups. Politicians know the formula which is one of having deeps pockets filled with lobbyists money, or one can not win an election. That is precisely the formula Alito favors. What we have today is a government that operates as a pay to play legislative process. Here is how one lobbyists expressed herself. Her name is Hilary Rosen. She is a lobbyists with the Recording Industry Association of America. An industry that spends around $15 billion getting its way with congress. She said, “when I give $1,000 or $2,000 to a law maker. I want him to listen to my business proposition. And when I help organize an event that raised $50,000 0r $100,000, you bet I expected their vote.” When these various special interest groups are through with our congress the cost is estimate to cost the American public $27 billion. (source Mark Shields columnist and analyst for Newshour with Jim Lehrer and the St Petersburg Times.)

That is not government by and for the people. It is government by the influential for the few. It’s time for the American people to end this charade called government by and for the people. It’s time we create a government representative of the best interest of the people, and not the influential who now own our government. The immediate step is to encourage Senators to filibuster Alito’s confirmation.

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One nation in trouble

Our Declaration of Independence announces that the “people” instituted government. For the sole, purpose of being able to direct their own lives with “… Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Shortly, the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito will come before the full Senate for a straight up and down vote. With a great degree of certainty the religious right will secure the confirmation of Alito. Corporate America will also get their man in Alito. And of course, so will the executive branch. Everybody wins except the average ordinary American here in Tampa Bay and through out the nation. He will vote and write to restrict the people’s right to pursue a life filled with liberty as we as a nation seek happiness. That is how the people will lose

This writer has written considerably on how Alito will accomplish this task. Postings are available for review. In fact this writer could write volumes on Alito as being a threat to our American life. His record shows him to always side with cooperate America against the grievances of ordinary people when seeking resolution from those complaints. He will take the side of the executive branch of government against congress and the people. Thus destroying our system of checks and balances. Furthermore, he will assist the religious right in expanding their control of America. If the reader is interested, this writer has posted material for your review as to how this will occur.

Whatever power the government has which includes the Supreme Court. They get that power from the people. When that government fails, the people. The legal right to destroy that government exists. For this writer, that time is upon the nation. However, it must be done peacefully with non violence. The people’s revolution must confine itself to the boundary of the law or it will fail.

This writer predicts that Alito will be confirmed by the Senate and sworn into office as the nations next Supreme Court justice. The Democrats can not stop his confirmation because they are controlled by the same special interest groups that have remade America in their image. Do not be fooled by all the noise and threats made by the Democrats. These same controlling forces understand that such noise and threats is a good cover for a make believe democracy. It helps create delusional perceptions that the American system of government works for the nation.

The nations people should make a list of the Senators who vote for Alito. We should then work for the defeat of that Senator when they come for reelection. This will not be an easy task because it will require a lot of networking with other people of the Tampa Bay community and through out the nation.

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The peoples pearl harbor

During the course of last week, this writer has written about the spectacle taking place with the nomination of the next culprit to become a Supreme Court justice. He will become a part of the crushing machinery that will make live far more blink and difficult for the nations people.

In the course of those postings, this writer has attempted to project a different set of consequences to Alito’s nomination. Consider the tricks of the trade used to keep Americans under wrap. Like how a Roman Catholic jurist will defeat law suits that come before the Court. Despite the fact, that the case in controversy is the product of some protestant christian doctrine. This should send shook waves greater than any earth quake, or any other national disasters ever experienced by the American people. Another way of expressing this disaster is to see it as the peoples “pearl harbor.” That tragic event on, December 7, 1941, led the President of the United States to charge the military commanders with dereliction of duty. We now have a system of government in Washington that is so destructive to the pursuit of life, liberty, happiness, and justice. Not just in the Tampa Bay community but through out America. A dereliction of duty should and must be issued by the American people. Alito on the Supreme Court only exacerbates the American dilemma. His defeat should be the peoples first priority.

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Tricks of the trade

The reflection in the mirror is very clear. It was clear the moment Samuel Ali to was nominated to replace Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court. His confirmation can not be stopped politically by the Democratic party or by there hosts of special interest groups. The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee ignited a huge fire storm in order to appease their special interest groups. They did this by seeking answers to legitimate questions which for the most part went unanswered. This posting will discuss some old “tricks of the trade” used to blind the American public. Senator Dur bin wanted to know if Ali to understood the “crushing hand of fate?” The Senator had noticed a disturbing pattern in Alto’s appellate opinions. According to Dur bin, the Judge ruled against ordinary people. Who sought redress; for their grievances from the court. Dur bin suggested that Ali to sided with established institutions, powerful corporations, or with the government with such regularity that it made the doctrine of “redress for grievances” mute.

Here is an issue of resonance. A coal company had been sited by a federal regulatory commission for “violating mine safety.” The Court ruled that the federal regulatory commission had the power to protect workers. Ali to dissented arguing that the coal mine did not technically fit the definition of a mine. This is what ordinary hard working Americans can expect with Ali to as a Supreme Court Justice. More cases like that are sure to reach the nations highest court because the Republican controlled government has cut funds to federal regulatory agency’s responsible for worker safety.

No matter where workers labor, whether in the Tampa Bay community, or elsewhere through out the nation. We can all expect to experience greater risk at work. The loss of a string of important benefits. With a greater expectation to work longer days. Employees will earn less money for a days labor. That will not change their annual income because they will be working more hours. Expect time and half for overtime work to be a employee entitlement of the past. In many places holiday pay will be non existent. That is the case here in Tampa Bay; as well as elsewhere across the nation. Recently this writer was talking with a Pub lix employee. She said, that she was forced to work holidays at her regular hourly rate. In the past employees who worked holidays were paid extra for the holiday work. Expect the water to become more dirty, and the air to become more polluted.

Sometimes this writer wonders, what percentage of the American public is cognizant of how the nations work force gained the few entitlements sited in the above paragraph. Usually they occurred as a result extreme working conditions and other abuses that caused workers to form labor unions. With a united work force employees were able to collectively bargain for a complete salary packet with the benefits mentioned above. Such gains were not the result of the benevolence of grateful employers or the government. They were earned through the sacrifice of the American worker. Sometimes those sacrifices cost workers mush split blood and even the loss of life.

Seek out any unionized worker and compare your employment package with their employment package. Without doubt, you will discover the supremacy of the union package with that of the non union package.

What corporate America did, when they discovered the power of a unionized work force. Was to a limited degree match those employee benefits. They did this just enough to starve of the unionization of their work force. It is an old “trick of the trade” that has served corporate America well. Since they are under no obligation by contract to maintain those benefits. They can scale back or even eliminate those benefits at any time. Which has been occurring, for some time.

With Samuel Ali to, as a Justice on the Supreme Court, the nations work force will have less of a chance for successful redress of work related grievances. That is precisely why corporate America supports Alito. It’s precisely why the nations work force should and can defeat his nomination.

What the public must understand is that all governments are self serving and extremely oppressive. The founders of this country knew this from their European expedience. That’s why our Constitution was designed with a system of checks and balances which included the Bill of Rights. Our government has always found multiple ways around this dilemma. One such way is the manner that Alito is handling the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. It’s another “trick of the trade.” Judge Alito could admit to the truth of the Senators accusations. However, that would outrage the nation, and certainly defeat his confirmation. So the Judge is playing this game of charades with denials, forgetfulness, and silence because he might have to decide such an issue. This pacifies far to many people. It causes the public to side with Judge Alito. Concluding that the Democrats, are just crying sour grapes because they are not in power. Its a “trick of the trade” as old as time itself.

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Ticket for failure

With a country so rich in cultural and ethnic diversity one would think the nation would reflect such diversity in our Supreme Court. Considering the culpability of our species its the only way to protect democracy for the nation. If one recalls the 2000 election, the person who lost the national election by half a million votes. Ended up being installed into the office of the presidency by the Supreme Court. The Justices interpreted the law as republicans (5) and democrats (4). It proves the axiom of Chief Justice, John Marshall, who said the law is what the court says it is, Marbury v Madision (1803). That is only true to a certain extent. The nation has the law than it has Republicans and Democrats on the Court. They then decide the law along partisan lines. As clearly, demonstrated in Gore v Bush. So first, in addition to understanding the law as either a Republicans or Democrats. They will then decide what the law is purely as partisan jurists. Lastly, they will decide what the law is according to ideology.

Ideology is what causes the heated debates during Supreme Court confirmations. Every politician on the Senate Judiciary Committee expects Alito to vote first as a Republican. They also know that the vote will fall along conservative party lines. But there is always the element of personal ideology which the nominee hides from the committee. That is always the controversy before the Senate and the American people.

Once confirmed the Justices ideology emerges. As was the case with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Her personal ideology caused her to be considered the swing vote on the Court. That is why pundits called the Court the O’Connor Court. Lawyers knew with great certainly how the other eight Justices would vote. So, lawyers would tailor arguments to capture her vote.

Now many think the swing vote will be that of Justice Kennedy. What pundits fear is that his window of ideology is much smaller.

That what makes Alito’s nomination so very important. His window of ideology is not just closed. It’s nailed shut with shutters firmly placed on the outside of the window. Meaning no lawyer trying to convince Alito to cast a swing vote will succeed. That does not mean Alito is without judicial ideology. It means he will vote as a Republican jurists. That he will also vote the strict partisan line. It is is what is meant when pundits refer to Alito as a strict constructionists.

All this makes the religious right very happy. They really smiled when Alito told the committee that if confirmed that he would be his own man. Some worry that as a Roman Catholic; his vote might be influenced by his religion. That was his way of signaling to his vast cast of supporters that they can depend upon his strict constructionism to carry his vote. Strict constructionism is an American idiom. Meaning I’ll vote ideologically according to Christian doctrines.

It’s also what worries the religious right about Justice Kennedy. They know that he is influenced by European and international law. So, when a case of significant controversy arrives at the door step of the Supreme Court. Reason for alarm rings among strict constructionists. For example, if a case concerning euthanasia is to be argued before the Court. Lawyers think Justice Kennedy will be the swing vote. Because he is influenced by European and international which allows patients to be euthanized with a doctors assistance.

That is what the Terri Schiavo fiasco was all about. She was euthanized by medical science. The religious right called it murder along with many conservative republicans. Where ever religion is the dominant influence science suffers. Through history that has always been the case. It is emerging as the dominant influence in this nation. Because science will be suppressed in accordance with religious dogma, the nations people will suffer.

Should you or a family member experience a tragic event that places someone in a permanent comatose state like Terri Schiavo. The question boils down to this reality. Do you want a doctor to able to euthanize the patient? Or, do you want a brain dead patient to be kept breathing on a life support system for a decade or more? That is what the nation will experience with Judge Alito on the nations Supreme Court.

Mr Samuel Alito is the wrong jurists for the court at this time in the nations history. Please get in touch with your Senator and encourage a no vote for Alito’s confirmation.

Another area that will cripple the nation with Alito on the court will be breaking down of Jefferson’s wall of separation between church and state This a big issue for the religious right. Of all their missions none is greater than to destroy that wall. In so doing they will be a step closer to Christianizing the nation. ( note yesterdays posting on legislating religion)That is something else the nation will get with Alito on the bench. Another reason to contact your Senator for a no vote.

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Religion, politics, corporate America, the court, how they work together

It seems rather unquestionable to this writer that that the nation is in the awkward grip of some very potent forces.The primary force is the evangelical Christian fundamentalism or the religious right.The other is conservative Republicans. They team up with corporate America. To complete the plan they need Judge Samuel Alito and the package will be completed.

Consider the 2000 Bush-Gore campaign which ended a virtual tie. Then in 2004 the Bush-Cheney turned that virtual tie from the last election cycle into about a half million plus victory. The large blow out surprised many experts. They considered Florida a swing state. It was no surprise for this writer. This writer had written that Florida is no longer a swing state. It is solidly in the hands of the religious right.

Among the candidates competing in this years Florida gubernatorial race the winner will be the candidate who gets the most support from the Christian right. How important is that vote for the candidates. Take a look at one Republican candidate who has been spending considerable time courting the power base of the religious right. None other than Charlie Crist, Attorney General for the State of Florida. He clearly understands the power and influence of the religious right. On his campaign web site you’ll find a picture of Crist with a influential member of the religious right here in Florida. His efforts most likely will not amount to very much because he was not very supportive of the Terri Schiavo fiasco much to the disappointment of the religious right. Despite giving the religious right the silent treatment with Schiavo. He knows that at the present time a person can no longer win a state wide race without the support of the religious right. To get the support of the religious right he will have to do something to merit their forgiveness. Should he as a candidate place within his platform a constitutional ban on gay marriages that would earn the forgiveness of the religious right.

The issue here for Tampa Bay and all of Florida is that elections are now won by supporting a Biblical doctrine found in the Bible. Voters will not here it said during a campaign but that is the bottom line. Keep in mind points established in recent postings. The goal is to Christianize Tampa Bay and the nation. It starts by capturing one community at a time. The religious right is relentless in its efforts. They own enough communities in Florida to now own the state of Florida. The Florida base will help the capture the Nation. That is why Judge Samuel Alito is so important to the religious right. They know their controversial positions in the form of legislation will make it to the Supreme Court. Pure and simple they will get his vote. Let there be no doubt that should a constitutional ban on gay marriages from Florida reach the Alito court. It will not be struck down.

What the people of Tampa Bay and the nation must very soon decide. Is whether they want protestant Biblical doctrines in the form of legislation enacted into law, and eventually upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Alito will be confirmed because not enough Americans believe such an occurrence is possible.

Another potent force that will put Alito on the Supreme Court is Corporate America. This writer is not going to discuss this because it was discussed with the Roberts hearings. It very mush applies to the Alito hearings. Interested readers can type in Roberts in the find tab and read those postings. Note in particularly the, 26 July 05 and 15 August 05, postings. However, the other could be helpful because both men are cut from the same piece of cloth.

What makes this so important is that other forces come into play with Alito. Corporate America cares very little whether or not Biblical doctrines are legislated into law as long as the legislation does not effect corporate America. The religious right supports many of the issues important to corporate America. Then to put this picture to together we have judges like Alito who are taking over the Supreme Court. They do not see cases before them as being framed around religious doctrine. Nor do they see cases before them as a means pacify corporate America. In very simple terms it comes down to this. As mush as possible, this court will defer to the states cases wrapped around social issues like abortion and gay marriages to name a couple. With cases involving corporate America. This court will strike down many regulatory laws that corporate America opposes.

Alito will join the a court that favors the imperialism of the office of the presidency. This court will not support our nations system of checks and balances. Such a court presents it self as a real threat for democracy.

That pretty much summarizes why Alito should not join the supreme Court. These are real dangers that threaten our democracy. Get in touch with your Senator and encourage them not to confirm Alito.

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What does Alito mean for Tampa Bay

Complacency is a self induced sleep like experience. While in that comfortable state, events impacting ones life slip by unnoticed. There is some awareness but the awareness is shrugged of with the attitude that things could not be that bad. Well, from this writers perspective things are that bad. So, more needs to be said about the disastrous course the nation is on. It’s on that course because of the power, and the influence of the evangelical Christian fundamentalism or the religious right. Along with its counterpart conservative republicans. The movement must be stopped. Along with confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito. The Tampa Bay community along with the rest of the nation just does not need Alito. Its bad enough we have to contend with the religious right and conservative republicans. Tampa Bay and the rest of the nation does need another cancer like Alito to be threatening the health of Tampa Bay or the nation.

It could be that the nation has embarked upon a course that meets with your full approval. That would be true if you want your legislators to be writing legislation that helps the religious right fulfill it mission of Christianizing the nation. Some would argue that such a notion is absurd. Sure it is, if one expects to see verses from the Bible written as legislation. Like, you will not kill. There is more than one way to subscribe those Bible verses into legislation. What the nation will see is prohibitions making certain acts like the removal of a feeding tube from a comatose person like Terri Schiavo illegal.

The nation will not see either body of the United States Congress enacting such legislation. First, it will happen state by state.That’s where a judge like Alito helps the religious right fulfill its mission of Christianizing the nation. Judge Alito is a judge who favors allowing states the right to write legislation tailored to the whims of the state. State “A” could write such legislation making it illegal to remove such a feeding tube. So, a party sues and the case makes its way to the United States Supreme Court. Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy are certain to vote favoring “state rights” giving the religious right four solid dependable votes. Along comes Justice Alito, now they have a solid majority on the Supreme Court favoring state rights.

Recall the uproar by the religious right led by Congressman Tom Delay an evangelical Christian fundamentalists who vowed revenge for those who murdered Terri Schiavo. Also recall, the support the religious right received from conservative republicans in Florida and in both houses of the United States congress. Do not forget the religious right and conservative republicans in Schiavo war. Accused the state and federal courts in the Tampa Bay community as having failed to prevent the murder of Terri Schiaco. Little doubt exists that Florida will be the first state to enact such legislation to make it murder to remove a feeding tube from a comatose or dead person. Should that legislation reach the nations highest court the religious right will win because they will have Alito’s vote. That is exactly what Alito means for the Tampa Bay community. It’s another reason for the public to rise up and demand the defeat of Samuel Alito quest to join the Supreme Court.

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Alito good foe for America

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For some, that notion magnifies an aestheticism that captures the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson who suggested that the nation needed a wall of separation between church and state. But not just the philosophy of Jefferson, it was the desire of the founders of the nation. Who wrote that, “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” The kind of beauty captured by the pluralism of America’s rich and diverse religious community. Which includes the beauty in the eye of the beholder, who does not recognize the existence of God. All of that is part of what makes America a great nation. WE do not have to be concerned about any legal consequences for accepting God as the driving force in our lives. Nor do we have to fear any legal consequences for rejecting such a concept. The only way to protect our diversity is to make sure we do not have any people in government who would deny Americans that freedom.That notion has been under attack for some time.

Evangelical Christian fundamentalists or the religious right.They reject any notion of a wall of separation between church and state. Even though the establishment clause clearly states that congress can not make any law favoring one religion over another. It is the goal of the religious right to Christianize the nation. And, to keep non Christians outside of the government. This is what Pat Robertson, a favorite son of the religious right and right wing conservative Republicans, had to say about the goals of the movement. As Christians our goals is simple. We must organize Christians one neighborhood at a time. Keep doing that until we are the head and not the tail of our political system. Robertson went on to argue that soon his vision for America would be the most powerful political force in the country. Unfortunately for the nation Robertson and his associates have accomplished that goal. Consider a local heroine of the movement, Rhonda Storms. She hails from our Tampa Bay community of Brandon. There the people say once your in Brandon your in Rhonda country. While her politics outrage many, she is the county commissioner who controls the county agenda. The religious right want her to run for the state Senate. She exemplifies the Robertson strategy of one community at a time. Until we are the head and the tail of our political system.

From the last posting this writer wanted to show how Alito fits into the scheme of politics of the religious right. A movement as a Roman Catholic that he has no personal association with. It’s very simple. The religious right has gained its power from it religious core and its conservative political allies. People like Alito who differ theologically with the religious right, but share the same views on most contemporary social issues. They compliment each other and make for unbeatable adversaries. This well understood by most politicians. That is why they refuse to offend the religious right. They know George Bush tapped into this power to get elected. In return Bush gave them Alito. Alito will advance the social agenda of the religious right which in return will aid them in accomplishing their religious agenda.

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Effects of Americanism at home and abroad

For several decades the whirlwinds of severe change have been hovering above the nation. Many of us have seen the formation of this funnel shaped cloud of destruction. Alarms of warning were dispatched across the nation. Those dispatches were not taken very seriously by most Americans.

Starting today the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings commence for Samuel A. Alito. Upon the completion of those hearings. Samuel A. Alito’s nomination will go before the entire Senate for confirmation and elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court. With that Act by the Senate the nation is about to experience a destructive force equal to any tornado. That is the bad the news mentioned in the last posting.

While this writer remains hopeful that Alito will be defeated, it’s not likely to happen. Briefly here are some of the reasons. A group of mostly protestant white males who were members or had close associations with Christian evangelical fundamentalists churches. Today we call that movement the religious right. They decided to chart a new course for America. One of those men was right ultra right wing conservative William Kristol. He is the chairman of the Project for a New America. Mr Kristol and others have written position papers. Some contain 200 hundred pages or more. In those papers they set forth some fundamental propositions. Here is some of what was written. “… American leadership is good both for America and the world; and such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle.” Here is what that statement means.

It means the creation of an imperialist state through military force. This has manifested itself on many occasions with U.S. involvement in the internal affairs sovereign nations like Iran. It’s one of the reasons why the Iranians hate America. That policy is now coming back to haunt the nation. Another example is Iraq which will haunt America with continued devastation. Many other examples could be cited. (As a side issue, this writer is available to discuss the nations involvement in the affairs of other nations through out the Tampa Bay Community and elsewhere.)

The second leg of American leadership for the world as set forth by Kristol is “diplomatic energy.” In other words threaten them with military consequences if they do not capitulate to American diplomatic interests. Sometimes American foreign aid will help bring nations around to seeing things from the American perspective. If that does not work, assassination of selected world leaders can always be employed. Of course, the U.S. can always resort to a military coup. Since both tactics have worked to muster world hatred for America and its citizens. Money works best for getting a nation to cooperate with American diplomatic interest. It’s less bloody and keeps the nations people blinded to what is really happening. A nations people can only be blinded for so long until they strike back. It could be argued that 911 was the result of some fed up people striking back at American foreign policy. While sub sets exists under America’s diplomatic interest, none is greater than the establishment of capitalism as a means of enriching American corporations.

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Of primary interest is the third leg of Kristol’s which is to establish for the nation and the world a commitment to moral principle. Those moral principles are based upon the interpretation of the Bible by Christian evangelical fundamentalists or religious right. This is about Christianizing the nation and the rest of the world. Many Americans can accept the notions of America being an imperialists world power. For many, it creates a sense of pride. Unfortunately, they have not given much thought to the consequences of American imperialism. They can also accept the consequences of American diplomacy because of a failure to appreciate the consequences. But when, it comes to accepting moral principles as seen from the perspective of the religious right. That is where most Americans will draw the line. The only problem is that it may well be to late. However, this writer thinks we still have time to reverse the catastrophic event from occurring at home. To correct the damage already done abroad is going to take some real work. Because these three forces, militarism, always spun as bring democracy, capitalism in the form of diplomacy, Christianizing the world based upon moral principles. This is not new for America. Its just that people like Bill Kristol with his “Project for the New American Century” have accelerated the process exponentially.

More will be said about this in the next posting. Especially the goals of the religious right for the nation. What needs to be shown is how all this is connected with the Senate confirmation hearings with Judge Samuel A. Alito. And how all this plays into the world scheme of the religious right.

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Hajji from Tampa Bay

Another Sunday is upon us, with its advent comes good and bad. Best to start with the good.

They estimate that two million Muslims have made the journey to Islam’s holiest city, Mecca, Saudi, Arabia. There they will observe Islam’s most scared ritual the Hajji which starts Monday. While performing the scared rites of the Hajji, Muslim’s will experience spiritual rebirth from the burial of past transgressions. This clergyman extends his sincere respects to Muslims as they observe Hajji. Sensing the importance of Hajji to Muslims. This clergyman is hopeful that many Muslims from Tampa Bay were able to make the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

This clergyman has always had good experiences with Muslims. My first encounter with Muslims was in the city of brotherly love; Philadelphia. There I found them to exemplify everything that was good and decent in serving the community. While my experience with Muslims has been limited in the Tampa Bay community, it has been good. My visits to the Islamic Society of the Tampa Bay Area was as a guest. Which, resulted in a discovery of a community of Muslims extending good will. They to exemplify everything that is good and decent in serving the community. For example, through there Red Crescent health clinic here in Tampa people can find health care. You do not have to be a Muslim to receive medical care. The Red Crescent clinic is not about money It is about service to the Tampa Bay Community.

While there, this clergyman did sense a certain sadness. A hurt for the way they have been vilified by certain elements of our society. The good Muslims of Tampa Bay do not deserve such harm. Jesus said, by their fruits you will know them, Matthew 7:20. The fruit of the Tampa Bay Muslim community is pure, ripe, and good. Our Muslim neighbors need us, and as Christians, we need our Muslim neighbors. Together we can make Tampa Bay a better community. For it is written, owe no person anything, but to love one another; for they who loveth one another has fulfilled the law, Romans 13:8. This writer had every intention of writing about the bad. But, have decided to leave that for the next posting.

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The religious right and Judge Alito

Democracy in America is being reshaped by a powerful force that has been around for a long time. They arrived on these shores intent on building one nation under God. The God they worshiped revealed himself through the King James version of the Bible. From that Bible, they inaugurated a journey to Christianize this land through the establishment of protestant churches. They would pray and preach the gospel. People would embrace their version of God found between the pages of the King James Bible. The end result would be one nation under God.

The vision of a christian nation under a protestant God never materialized. No one really paid much attention to them. They were thought to be well intended. Few took them seriously. Just a large group of people espousing a whole lot of very strange doctrines. It was okay because that strangeness was confined inside their churches.

It was not okay with them. Somewhere along the way they realized that building of churches, praying, and preaching the gospel was not Christianizing America. Maybe it was Roe v Wade, or the emancipation of African Americans, or the equality of women. Whatever it was, they realized the conquest to Christianize needed a different approach. They turned to politics to Christianize the nation. They have always acknowledged that if people can not be influenced by the moral principles of the Bible through their preaching. Then the moral virtue of society is lost. To them it is then the moral duty of legislators to enforce such moral virtue through the legislation of appropriate laws.

Usually they work to expand their influence through a local city council, county commission, or the school board. They then move on to state legislatures. They have done all this very successfully. Not even the White House is absent of their control. What is left for them to conquer is the courts. For this conquest, they are concentrating on the Supreme Court. They want Judge Alito confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice.

Adaptability is the key to the survival of the species. As a religious species, trying to Christianize the nation, the protestant movement was just about extinct. So they adapted, and now are a powerful movement. There adaptability is evident by their support for Judge Alito. Judge Alito is a Roman Catholic. Judge Alito, and the religious right doctrinally have little in common. A few decades ago the religious right would not been so eager to support Alito because of his religion. They made the adaptive switch understanding that Judge Alito’s conservative positions on secular social issues could, and will advance their religious quest.

If one examines Alito’s record it be will discovered that he favors the imperial power of the presidency. Alito and Bush will give the nation an America that most will not be happy with. Both are not a supporters of the constitutional system of checks and balances. The notion of the separation of church and state is ridiculous to both men. Neither values worker safety laws, or workers rights. Both favor relaxing the environmental pollution laws. Decades of civil rights legislation will be placed in jeopardy with Alito. America will once again become a white man’s palace. At the expense, of the nations vast minority population. Women will see the progress they have made over the decades dramatically weakened. Bush sees himself as a imperial leader. Alito, supports that role for the presidency. So with Alito, Bush will have a strong ally. As he snubs his nose at international law, He’ll be able to do the same with any prohibitions legislated by congress.

None of this good for the Tampa Bay community or the nation. Please contact your senator and encourage a no vote for his confirmation.

However, this writer thinks his confirmation is secure. A slight chance exists that his nomination will not make it out of the Judiciary Committee. For this to occur the Judiciary Committee must be flooded with millions of emails, or telephone calls in opposition to his nomination. If his nomination reaches the full senate, the nation will have Alito as a Supreme Court Justice. Because the senate houses maybe 45 senators who are either christian religious extremists on the far right, or they identify with the religious rights ultra conservative social agenda. Merging the two as one powerful unbeatable force in the senate.

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