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America at the Point of No Return

By Jerry A. Kane

Too many Americans are unaware that the repeal of the U.S. military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy is the tipping point and the point of no return for religious freedom and traditional normalcy in America. Once DADT is repealed, Americans will be required to positively affirm and accept homosexuality as legitimate sexual behavior; and their First Amendment right to freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof will be abolished by anti-discrimination laws protecting sexual preference or sexual orientation.

In the preface of Aldous Huxley’s popular dystopian novel Brave New World, Huxley accurately predicts the demise and inexorable enslavement of an American society preoccupied with instant gratification and satiating its sexual appetite.

“As political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends to compensatingly increase. And the dictator … will do well to encourage that freedom. In conjunction with the freedom to daydream under the influence of dope and movies and the radio, it will help to reconcile his subjects to the servitude which is their fate.”—Aldous Huxley

Huxley’s negative utopian novel was meant to be a parody of the popular optimistic utopian novels of the time and a warning to rationalists and civil libertarians to oppose the hedonist, nihilist culture being created by socialist engineers to diminish political freedom and economic liberty.

In George Orwell’s 1984 dystopian society, the socialist Party benefactors manage the culture by invoking fear and inflicting pain on the masses; conversely, Huxley’s social engineers manage their culture by invoking desire and inflicting pleasure on the masses. The inhabitants of Huxley’s brave new world are obsessed with pleasurable entertainment to excess, but are sorely lacking in self-respect, civility, common decency, moral conscience, and social constraint.

Huxley understood that to pursue pleasure at the expense of personal responsibility would lead to decadence, and decadence would lead to destruction. For a society to withstand tyranny, it needs a fixed moral compass and strong nuclear families. However, when a society acquiesces to hedonistic pleasures and lifestyle luxuries and abandons its traditions of morality and family cohesiveness, it succumbs cheerfully to tyranny, or as Huxley envisioned, a tyrannical World State.

The electorate’s failure to oust Senate Democrats, which allows them to maintain power in two of the three branches of government, indicates that Americans in some states have abandoned self-government for an elitist shadow government. Leading up to the election, leftists brazenly carried out their progressive agenda before an uneducated, laughing public that didn’t know why it was laughing or that it stopped thinking.

Americans will continue to undergo a metamorphosis in their social attitudes toward homosexuals. The mass media will continue to depict homosexuals in the most favorable light possible until the Biblical and traditional injunctions against homosexuality have been superseded by a new set of social norms and mores.

Unfortunately, only a few Americans have “seriously thought through the implications of open homosexuality in the U.S. military and what it means for the rights of religious believers and cultural traditionalists.”

Leftist Democrats don’t need to implement a fairness doctrine to push for public recognition and approval of the homosexual lifestyle on talk radio; the guests and personalities have been carrying the water for them. The most influential political figures on talk radio, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity, seldom, if ever, discuss the special rights and privileges afforded homosexuals or the health issues connected with the homosexual lifestyle.

America’s cultural elites have corrupted the mass media, psychiatry, science, and academia to establish homosexuality as a normal and acceptable variant of human sexuality. America’s elites have used their power and positions to promote the notion that being homosexual is as genetic as being left handed or having red hair.

As society’s moral arbiters and protectors of homosexuals, the elites have colluded with the mass media to promote homosexuals as victims in need of protection. And of course, homosexuals are neither.

The following list suggests some possible cultural repercussions if DADT is repealed:

  • The traditional definition and understanding of marriage would be outlawed and the underlying concept of marriage would be redefined,
  • Clergy and people of conscience would be fined and imprisoned for teaching and promoting their faith,
  • Americans would lose their First Amendment protections due to anti-discrimination and equal opportunity laws,
  • Churches would be forced to incorporate revisionist theology when teaching about homosexuality,
  • Pro-homosexual courses and materials would be mandated for kindergarten,
  • Teachers would be forced to advance the genetically determined “once gay, always gay” propaganda,
  • Public school students would be taught that sexual orientation is fluid, not fixed, and encouraged to explore their sexuality, and
  • Employers and employees would be forced to offer or attend “diversity training” and “sexual-orientation” courses.

Repeal of the military’s DADT policy will transform America from a family-oriented society of sisters and brothers and parents and children, into a hedonist society of aimless predators and alienated prey.

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During a visit to Gedney Park last month, Democrat Councilman Michael Wolfensohn witnessed Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and Rice Krispie treats for a buck a piece. With no regard for his own safety, the daring Democrat confronted the two bake sale ruffians to find out if they were motivated by charity or greedy self-interest.

After determining the Chappaqua youths were nothing but Gordon Gekko wannabes, the New Castle Democrat deduced the selfish shysters were in fact vendors conducting a bake sale on town property without a license. To uphold the dignity of his elected office, the Town Board crusader reported the infraction to the police and filed a complaint.

The unassuming public servant’s heroics would have escaped public notice had not The Journal News filed a Freedom of Information Law request for the police report and discovered that Wolfensohn had made the complaint against the boys.

Wolfensohn admitted that he could have simply told the boys that they needed a license, but he chose instead to call the cops because “The police are trained to deal with these sorts of issues.”

Surprisingly, the media outlets reporting on the story left out Wolfensohn’s party affiliation. To give Democrats their due, additional research was necessary to determine that Wolfensohn was elected councilman in 2007 as a member of the Democrat Party.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see New Castle councilman calls cops on boys’ cupcake sale by Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy.

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Funded by U.S. taxpayers through USAID, Planned Parenthood in Europe is distributing a graphic sex-guide advocating casual sex with multiple partners as well as oral, anal, and homosexual sex among Russian teens aged 13-19.

The world’s leading abortion provider has been using millions of U.S. tax dollars to promote Healthy Russia 2020, an HIV/AIDS prevention and contraception program aimed at Russian teens and other vulnerable populations.

“Nearly $77 million in US taxpayer dollars went to programs in Russia in 2008 …  Part of this $77 million enabled family planning and reproductive health messages to reach more than 25,000 Russians.”—Seana Cranston

The taxpayer-funded sex-guide brochure titled “Healthy, Happy and Hot” urges teens to keep their sexual activity secret from their parents and, in the case of an unwelcome pregnancy, to seek out the nearest family planning center “where you can go without needing the permission of your parents or guardians.”

The extremely graphic brochure has been translated into Russian as a guide for teens on the glories of aggressive sex. Russia currently has the second-highest rate of HIV in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Planned Parenthood Says Graphic Sex Guide for Youth is a Best Seller by Seana Cranston, J.D.

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The superintendent at Denair Middle School in Denair, California, told 13-year-old Cody Alicea to remove the American flag from his bicycle while he’s on school property. For over two months, the boy has been riding to school with an American flag attached to the back of his bike to show his patriotism and respect for veterans like his grandfather.

“In this country we’re supposed to be free. And I should be able to wave my flag wherever I want to. And they’re telling me I can’t.”—Cody Alicea

Some students complained and the superintendent decided that the flag on the boy’s bicycle might stoke racial tensions or uprisings and put student safety at risk on campus as it did during Cinco de Mayo.

“Our Hispanic, you know, kids will, you know, bring their Mexican flags and they’ll display it, and then of course the kids would do the American flag situation, and it does cause kind of a racial tension which we don’t really want. We want them to appreciate the cultures.”—Edward Parraz, Denair Middle School Superintendent

In twenty-first century America, children are kept from showing their love of country, honor of veterans, and respect for the American flag for fear of stirring up racial hatred.

Who will raise the battle cry of freedom at such an outrage? Oh, wait a minute … it’s California … never mind.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike by Elissa Harrington and School Forces Boy To Take Flag Off Bike from KCRA.com.


Forced To Remove The American Flag 2:37 Video


 The Battle Cry of Freedom

Yes, we’ll rally round the flag, boys,

We’ll rally once again,

Shouting the battle cry of Freedom,

We will rally from the hillside,

We’ll gather from the plain,

Shouting the battle cry of Freedom.

CHORUS:

The Union forever, Hurrah! boys, hurrah!

Down with the traitors, Up with the stars;

While we rally round the flag, boys,

Rally once again, Shouting the battle cry of Freedom.

We are springing to the call

Of our brothers gone before,

Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom.

And we’ll fill the vacant ranks

With a million freemen more,

Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom!

CHORUS

We are marching to the field, boys,

We’re going to the fight,

Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom,

And we bear the glorious stars

For the Union and the right,

Shouting the Battle Cry of Freedom.

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Democrats Poised to Force Open Homosexuality on the Military

By Jerry A. Kane

Now that America’s patriots have put Soros’ and the left’s agenda on life support, Brother O must now rely on the “lame-duck” session of the Democrat Congress (the interim congressional session before the Republicans take office in January) to castrate the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy and force open homosexuality in the U.S. military.

The lame-duck session will allow the Democrats who were ousted from office in the November election to stick it to the electorate with impunity. And Brother O is adamant “that we need to change this policy.”

“There’s going to be a review that comes out at the beginning of the month that will have surveyed attitudes and opinions within the armed forces [concerning the DADT directive]. … I will look at it very carefully. But that will give us time to act … during the lame duck session – to change this policy.”—Barack Obama

Repealing the DADT directive concerning homosexuality in the armed forces as outlined in Section 654 of Title 10 of the U.S. Code will force chaplains who consider homosexual practices sinful to leave military service altogether or take military jobs outside the clergy.

My heart doesn’t bleed for these chaplains. If you don’t like it, there’s a very simple solution: Fold your uniform, file the paperwork and find something else to do.”—Mikey Weinstein, president Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Chaplains have been ministering to American troops since the Revolutionary War. Of the 3,000 chaplains who are currently on active duty, most come from theologically conservative faiths and must have the endorsement of their church or religious organization to serve.

If the church or organization withdraws its endorsement, chaplains will no longer be eligible to serve. Several mainstream denominations that teach homosexuality is an abomination that violates God’s moral law and separates the lifestyle’s practitioners from God have already threatened to remove chaplains due to potential conflicts over open homosexuality.

Classical biblical theology emphasizes searching for God and identifying with Him spiritually. Classical theology recognizes God’s identity as masculine and mankind’s identity as feminine in relation to Him. Therefore, marriage between a man and a woman is symbolic of the spiritual relationship linking God and man.

If the DADT policy is repealed, those who condemn homosexual behavior would be considered outside the military mainstream and subject to disciplinary action for bigotry under its nondiscrimination policy. Chaplains who would dare teach or preach against the homosexual lifestyle would be prosecuted as haters, bigots, and even criminals.

Americans do not have a constitutional right to serve in the military. Whether or not homosexuals are allowed to serve openly in the armed forces is not a matter of civil rights or fairness. By necessity, the military discriminates and rejects enlistees based on age, height, physical abilities as well as other criteria.

The DADT directive is not based on who homosexuals claim to be, but on what they do. Homosexual behavior is a moral issue and not a constitutional or civil rights issue. It is a personal choice of lifestyle that violates the military’s code of conduct as much as lying and adultery are violations of morality that can result in a court-martial and discharge from the military.

The military requires a unique esprit de corps to carry out its dangerous and vital mission of national defense. Military communities share common attitudes, traditional values, and core beliefs that are necessary for unit cohesion.

“No one can trust a leader nor can a leader trust a subordinate if he thinks there are sexual feelings just underneath the surface. … It makes trust virtually impossible.”—Colonel John Ripley

The nation’s military is not some laboratory designed to carry out a social experiment to determine the impact of open homosexuality on performance in a mixed-versus-homogeneous culture.

“There’s risk involved. … This is not a social thing. This is combat effectiveness. … My primary concern with proposed repeal is the potential disruption to cohesion that may be caused by significant change during a period of expended combat operations.”—General James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps

In 2008, the Military Times conducted a survey that showed nearly 10 percent of the current military would not re-enlist if DADT were repealed. Another 14 percent responded that they would consider a different career if the ban against open homosexuality were lifted.

The government is posed to destroy the First Amendment religious rights of America’s military personnel and their unalienable right to freedom of conscience. Initially, the ending of DADT will limit religious freedom in the military, but the restrictions won’t stop there. Eventually, they will move into the society at large, making criminals of those who would speak openly to condemn homosexuality.

If Democrats are unable to overcome the Republicans’ filibuster of the debate on the annual defense authorization bill (which includes the DADT provision) in the lame-duck session, there’s not much chance that the DADT directive will be overturned in the upcoming 112th Congress. The Republicans will have six additional senators in the 2011 Congress, and California Republican Howard “Buck” McKeon, slated chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has opposed ending the policy.

Progressive facilitators masquerading as teachers in the nation’s educational system have so altered “the thoughts, feelings and actions of students” that not enough Americans revere religious freedom as the central organizing principle of the U.S. Constitution.

“This is an issue … where you’ve got a sizable portion of the American people squarely behind the notion that … [homosexuals] should be treated fairly and equally.”—Barack Obama

The end of DADT will force both clergy and soldier alike to decide whether their allegiance is with God or man. Will the people of the nation that enshrined religious freedom as the basis of its Constitution stand idly by without uttering an outcry of righteous indignation and allow progressive Democrats to invoke such despicable tyranny on the men and women in the armed forces? The short answer is they will only if the people themselves have become as wicked as the leaders who represent them.

Note:  This commentary first appeared at Liberty Juice.com.

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Fred Upton, the Michigan Republican who joined with California Democrat Jane Harman to co-author legislation that banned indoor and outdoor incandescent light bulbs, wants to be chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“In 2007, Harman and Upton introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation – which became law as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act – that bans the famously inefficient 100-watt incandescent light bulb by 2012, phases out remaining inefficient light bulbs by 2014, and requires that light bulbs be at least three times as efficient as today’s 100-watt incandescent bulb by 2020.”Jane Harman press release

On the upside, Upton has led the fight against the Bread and Circuses Salvation Sideshow Administration’s efforts to impose Net Neutrality regulations on the Internet, and he also opposed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 2009 cap and trade legislation.

Nevertheless, House conservatives owe it to their constituents to carefully examine the downside of Upton’s voting record before rubberstamping a chairmanship.

In addition to his vote against extending the Bush tax cuts in 2005, Dim-bulb Upton has amassed the following voting record: (H-T Erick Erickson of RedState)

BAILOUTS

Voted YES for TARP

Voted YES on the auto bailout

Voted YES on Cash for Clunkers

SPENDING

Voted NO on 7 of the last 9 RSC Budgets

Voted YES on the Farm Bill

Voted YES on the 2005 Highway Bill

Voted NO to cap farm subsidies

Voted YES four times to extend unemployment benefits

Voted NO to end milk subsidies

Voted NO to cut sugar subsidies

Voted NO to cut NEA spending

Voted NO to cut AMTRAK spending

Voted YES to increase funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Got a 53% on the Club’s 2009 RePORK Card

Got a 42% on the Club’s 2007 RePORK Card

TAXES

Voted YES on Patriot Tax – a surtax on high income earners

REGULATIONS

Voted YES for Sarbanes-Oxley

Voted YES to increase the minimum wage

Voted YES on energy bill with new CAFÉ standards and tax hikes

Voted NO to waive Davis-Bacon

Voted YES to criminalize “price-gouging”

POLITICAL FREE SPEECH

Voted YES to force 527s to disclose their donors

Voted YES on McCain-Feingold

Voted YES on the 527 Reform Act

ENTITLEMENTS

Voted YES for SCHIP

GOVERNMENT REFORM

Voted NO to privatize postal service for 20 communities

Voted 7 of 9 times to increase congressional pay

SCHOOL CHOICE

Voted YES on No Child Left Behind

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Republican Co-Author of Incandescent-Bulb Ban Seeks Chair of House Energy Committee by Matt Cover and Just Say No to Fred Upton by Erick Erickson.

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In a series of unprecedented raid-style inspections on August 21, September 17, and October 8, deputies and narcotics agents in Orange County, Florida, stormed at least nine barber shops and arrested 37 people, charging 34 of them with “barbering without a license.”

Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies ordered the barbers to stop what they were doing, put their hands behind their backs, and sit on the floor to be handcuffed and taken to jail. The deputies cleared out the customers, some of them children, from the shops, and then they conducted workstation searches and checked licenses.

The deputies carried out most of the raid-style inspections on black- and Hispanic-owned barbershops in the Pine Hills area without warrants. They conducted the raids under the authority of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which is authorized to enter salons at will.

Deputies said they found evidence of illegal activity, including guns, drugs and gambling. However, records show that during the sweeps … just three people were charged with anything other than a licensing violation.—Jeff Weiner

Orange County sheriff’s Captain Dave Ogden said his unit decided to make the licensing arrests because “It was a misdemeanor crime being committed in our presence.” However, arrests for barbering without a license in Florida are highly unusual. In a 10-year period, only three barbering-without-a-license arrests were made statewide.

The deputy inspectors could have issued fines instead of handcuffing and arresting the barbers in front of the patrons. Sheriff’s officials said that they decided to make the arrests because the shops had a history of criminal activity and of not cooperating with state inspectors. According to records, some shops did have lengthy histories of noncompliance, but others never had a complaint.

Although the licensing raids were unprecedented in Florida, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the city of Moreno Valley, California, last year for carrying out similar raid-style searches of black barbershops.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Criminal barbering? Raids at Orange County shops lead to arrests, raise questions by Jeff Weiner.


 

Licensing Gone Wild: Armed Government Agents Raiding Barber Shops 1:30 Video

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This phrase “One Nation Under God,” added to the pledge of allegiance over 50 years ago, was the inspiration for this John McNaughton painting. In the 2:38 video below, McNaughton explains his motivation and purpose for doing the painting.

McNaughton’s painting is a reminder that many of the Founders and patriots not only saw the hand of God in the founding of this country, but they were also passionate believers in Jesus Christ and would turn to Him for wisdom and strength when their lives and liberty were in jeopardy.

(H-T) Edith

I.M. Kane


One Nation Under God – Jon McNaughton 2:38 Video

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Americans voted on Tuesday to stop Brother O and the Democrats from taking this nation any further down the road to serfdom into a socialist dictatorship under Democrat one-party rule.

Americans don’t want “can’t-we-all-just-get-along” Republican leadership to extend an olive branch and “work together” with the corruptocrats to ease the country over the cliff to socialism. They want the country to “change” direction from where the previous Bush administration and the current Obama administration have been headed.

Americans want unshackled from an overreaching nanny state and overbearing bureaucrats.  So who do the Republicans send out to champion the cause and lead the fight against the ruthless Democrats and their leftist hordes? They send them a blubbering buffoon who chokes up when mentions having “spent [his] whole life … chasing … the American Dream” and a suck up sissy who wants “to prove the pundits wrong” and “make the president a success.”

Based on John Boehner’s breakdown and Darrell Issa’s contrite remarks, it’s hard to believe that the Republicans really paid attention to the electorate or learned from their missteps in ’94.

If boo-hoo Boehner and my-job-is-to-make-the-president-a-success Issa are metrosexual, estrogen dominate males, it’s time House Republicans look for leaders with slightly more balanced testosterone to estrogen ratios. 

One day soon I’m gonna tell the moon

About the crying game

And if he knows, maybe he’ll explain

I. M. Kane

For more on Issa’s remarks, see Darrell Issa: My Job is to Make the President a Success by Doug Powers.


A Very Emotional & NEW Speaker Of The House John Boehner: “Time To Roll Up Our Sleeves!” 7:49 (the blubbering starts at the 5:34 mark)

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Michael Maves, executive vice-president and CEO of the American Medical Association (AMA) since 2001, is deserting a sinking ship. The chief lobbying organization for about 35 percent of America’s doctors endorsed and supported ObamaCare.

“While the pending legislation [ObamaCare] isn’t perfect, we have to acknowledge that the previous government intervention in health care to establish Medicare and Medicaid led to an explosion of spending for doctors’ services. The prospect that something similar will happen with this bill has got to benefit the members of our Association.”—James Rohack, AMA president

Maves has been credited with restoring financial stability to the AMA, carrying out initiatives aimed at improving the quality of care, and fighting for fair Medicare reimbursement for physicians.

Doctors are smart, but intelligence should never presuppose wisdom. The AMA and AARP, like the NEA and NRA are political organizations controlled by Democrat operatives. What they purport to uphold and what they actually do uphold are often diametrically opposite and contradictory.

Americans can thank the AMA and AARP for the “benefits” of ObamaCare. One residual benefit Americans are now beginning to reap is that of insurance premiums going up by as much as 47 percent as evidenced in Connecticut.

When leftist Democrats are elected to rule, serfs reap their beneficence. Now that the benefits are beginning to be bestowed, stop complaining and enjoy them. America’s healing has begun.

Suckers!

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see American Medical Assn. CEO Maves to leave post by Gregg Blesch.

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