Monthly Archives: April 2011

Let the superficial drop away.

It’s late April. Trees and bushes are budding, the song birds have returned, the battle between remnants of Winter’s icy cold grasp and the future welcome warmth of Summer plays out in violent fashion throughout the middle and southern sections of the country. From Texas to Missouri, Georgia to Virginia, the annual cyclonic choreography has been particularly violent and more frequent than in past years. Some might say it is a sign from on high, that we are collectively being held accountable for our transgressions. It is my contention this is just another wrinkle in the scheme of things. Some years there will be little activity, others will play out much like they are now, and most will be somewhere between. The real sign of Gods presence will be in how folks react toward each other in resolving and repairing their lives and communities. Shared tragedy/calamity tends to bring out the best (and sadly, sometimes the worst) in people. The superficial falls away, while that which is truly important remains.

There has been an ongoing debate about whether President Obama was born in this country. And by extension, where both of his parents American citizens. IF either of these questions ended up being “No”, would Obama be Constitutionally eligible to hold the office he currently occupies.

The past few Presidential election cycles (since Clinton was elected to his second term, to the present) have seen the American people become more and more divided. Liberal/Conservative, Small Government/Statist, Free Enterprise/Socialist/Communist, Rich/Poor (with a shrinking middle class), Christian/Muslim/Atheist/Humanist, Gay/Straight … we are very close to no longer being a nation wed to the idea of “E pluribus unum” (out of many, one), but one of a byzantine maze of groups, people, cultures, creeds, asserting each is unique and thus must be heard at the expense of the others. Forgetting “When all are special, no one is.”.

And all the while Rome is burning, and she is, we worry about our President being eligible, not quite grasping the fact, had the powers that be done their due diligence in allowing him (and others) to run in the first place, this would never have been a concern.

And all the while there are barbarians at the gate, had we been a united people acting in concert against the common enemy, the threat from the Middle East (and elsewhere), would not be what it is today.

And all the while freedoms and liberties are willfully traded to the “State” for a (false) sense of security, we see our nation dissolving before our eyes. Borders becoming meaningless. Individual responsibility (and the means to enforce or act upon or with same being limited or removed from us) and accountability becoming moot points.

And all the while new laws are enacted, new (to this nation) layers of law are allowed to over ride our own, from a malignant pseudo-religion to a corrupt United Nations, we fail to see our own bench mark no longer being honored, respected, or enforced by those who have sworn to do that very thing.

It no longer matters where Obama was born (if that ever mattered at all). It no longer matters if he is of dual citizenship (and he is), thus failing to meet the specific requirements for being “a natural born citizen”, for those who should address this concern, refuse to do so.

It no longer matters that the barbarians are at the gate, for the sheepdogs are far too few, and by the time the sheep are fully aware and accepting that a true and present danger exists, it will be too late.

It no longer matters that our rule of law and our charter between a Peoples and their government has little sway in the over all scheme of things, for there will be a new world order of some sort taking its place … our leaders have, at the very least implied this.

People allow the superficial to drop away. Let that which is truly important stay. There are thousands throughout the midwest and southern states who have had nature do this for them. It may well be only a matter of time before that which stands before us is torn asunder, leveled to the ground. There will be loss, unimaginable pain and suffering, but if we are to continue to exist as a nation, as a free people, it will have to be done.

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