Worth Readingby Chuck Baldwin
Fresh off his health care reform victory, President Barack Obama will quickly move to overturn the DODâ€™s â€œDonâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€ policy prohibiting sodomites from serving openly in the US military. He will also move to grant amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. These are Obamaâ€™s next two agenda items, as he attempts to fulfill his campaign promise to â€œremake America.â€
Already the Pentagon has opened the door for women to serve alongside men aboard submarines, something the Navy has never allowedâ€“for what should be obvious reasons. Furthermore, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates just this week closed the door on rank and file military personnel from â€œoutingâ€ homosexuals that they discover among the troops. This move is seen as a precursor to the soon-coming complete undoing of â€œDonâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tell.â€
See Secretary Gatesâ€™ press conference at:
It is difficult for me to imagine that frontline troops could tolerate open homosexuals serving among them. Over the past 30 years, I have spoken with hundreds (literally) of active duty and retired frontline soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen, and I can unequivocally say that not one of them supported allowing sodomites to serve openly in the US militaryâ€“especially in combat units. Not one! And the vast majority of them were also opposed to women serving in combat units.
I am confident that the head of the Marine Corps, General James Conway, spoke for the vast majority of fighting men when he said that he â€œopposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military.â€
Breitbart.com reported, â€œGeneral James Conway told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he disagreed with Obamaâ€™s plan to repeal the ban.
â€œâ€˜My best military advice to this committee, to the (defense) secretary, and to the president would be to keep the law such as it is.â€™â€
See the report at:
Sadly (as many active duty soldiers will attest), these politically correct nincompoops in Washington, D.C., are turning the modern American armyâ€“once the finest fighting force in the worldâ€“into a hodgepodge of foreigners, gang members, women, homosexuals, and mercenaries. (It worked out so well for Rome!)
In addition, President Obama is teaming up (even as we speak) with perennial pro-amnesty senators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham (among others), in a fresh push to grant amnesty and a path to citizenship for millions of (mostly Hispanic) illegal immigrants. This will be a â€œfull-court press,â€ and with the Democrats in control of both chambers in Congress, it will probably enjoy the same result as the health care reform bill.
Of course, on this subject, it would not have mattered one iota had John McCain been elected President instead of Obama. McCain has long been a champion of amnesty for illegals and would most definitely have promoted this particular agenda from the Oval Office, as Obama is now doing.
In reality, Obama and his fellow socialists and globalists in Washington, D.C., are not simply â€œremaking America.â€ They are burying the American republic. Not that George W. Bush didnâ€™t do his part, because he most certainly did. Obama is simply escalating the pace. As usual in Washington politics, the Republican and Democrat parties seldom actually reverse the course set by their predecessors; they merely adjust the rhetoric (and maybe the speed), but the overall course toward socialism and globalism never changes.
That the GOP has adopted the new slogan, â€œRepeal and Replaceâ€ (relative to Obamaâ€™s health care bill), demonstrates how things are done in Washington, D.C. Should the GOP successfully repeal the health care reform bill just passed, they will replace it with a â€œlightâ€ version, which would retain at least 75-80% (my estimate) of the original content. Again, the course toward socialism will remain constantâ€“a Republican takeover of Congress notwithstanding.
This is not to say that the American people should not vote out every Democrat who voted for the health care billâ€“they most certainly should! (And then after voting them out, how about tarring and feathering them?) But the only real solution to thisâ€“and every other abridgment of liberty and constitutional governmentâ€“is State nullification.
The states must declare their independent sovereignty and constitutional authority to check the unlawful attempt by Washington, D.C., to usurp State jurisdiction. This can be done through lawsuits (already happening) and civil disobedience (refusing to comply with the federally mandated health care bill).
Furthermore, it is also time for individuals to draw their line in the sand and say â€œNoâ€ to Washingtonâ€™s tyranny. I agree with Rob Natelson (except in regard to his suggestion that we try and amend the US Constitution, with which I strongly disagree), where he said, â€œTo the extent they can, physicians and other providers should opt out of the system. Their choices include partial or complete refusal to participate in Medicare, Medicaid, and other government programs; refusal to take any but direct-payment patients; reduced work hours; and even career change and early retirement. Students considering a medical career should now reconsider. Given the ominous nature of the federal health care coup dâ€™Ã©tat, my guess is that a lot of this will happen anyway.â€
See Natelsonâ€™s column at:
Natelson is right. I personally have knowledge (directly or indirectly) of at least 20-30 physicians who are going to retire, now that the health care bill has passed. They universally state that medical care will most certainly be rationed and that people will be left untreated for cost reasons, not to mention the fact that physicians will now become little more than government employees. The doctors Iâ€™ve spoken with say that this is unacceptable, and they are getting out. And who can blame them?
Phyllis Schlafly was exactly right when she wrote, â€œThe American people have figured out the issue is not health care, itâ€™s freedom.â€
See Schlaflyâ€™s column at:
Furthermore, parents need to seriously consider not giving their children to the US militaryâ€“which is currently being designed more to facilitate the agenda of the United Nations and accommodate politically correct social experimentation than to defend the people and property of the United Statesâ€“at least until the Pentagon is willing to maintain the â€œDonâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€ policy prohibiting homosexuals from serving openly in the military. Dear parent, ask yourself, â€œDo you really want your sons and daughters showering and sleeping with open homosexuals and lesbians?â€
And the illegal alien problem must also be addressed at the State and local level. Sheriffs such as Maricopa County (Phoenix) Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be absolutely essential to the maintenance of law and order, as the central governmentâ€™s open border policy continues to escalate. Otherwise, Washingtonâ€™s ambition of a US/Mexican, no borders, hemispheric union is most assuredly in our not-too-distant future.
Governors who believe in constitutional government (and who understand what that means) are especially critical at this point in history. We must have governors who are willing to resist these constant intrusions of the central government into the affairs of the State. Governors who will lead the charge for State nullification; governors who will demand that their Stateâ€™s sheriffs uphold the rights and liberties of the citizens of their counties and not allow federal police agencies to harass and harangue them; governors who will resist Washingtonâ€™s attempts to bribe them into submission; and governors who will resurrect their State guards (not talking about the National Guard) and militias must be elected immediately!
Ladies and gentlemen, the problem in Washington, D.C., cannot be fixed in Washington, D.C. When are we going to realize that? The problem can only be fixed at the State and local level. DC is an arrogant, out-of-control bully; but, folks, make no mistake about it: THE STATES ARE POWERFUL ENOUGH TO STOP WASHINGTONâ€™S MADNESS! The states have the lawful, moral, ethical, constitutional, and, yes, scriptural authority to resist these Machiavellians in Washington, D.C. The only question is, will they do it? And one more thing: the states that do stand up deserve our support, and the ones that donâ€™t deserve our contempt. Either way, our liberties will be won or lost at the State level.