Friday, December 30, 2005

What is happening to America?

What is happening to America?

The President has admitted that he broke the law against domestic spying and ignored the Constitution.

America has invaded another country based on a claim of a threat that was false. Our President has said he would have invaded even if he had known there was no threat.

Our nation is using torture.

We hold prisoners for years without charges or due process. Some are as young as 11 years old. As Maj Gen Wodjakowski said, "I don't care if we're holding 15,000 innocent civilians. We're winning the war." But are we losing our values?

We operate secret prisons overseas.

We pay journalists to write propaganda in our own nation and abroad.

All of this is done in the name of protecting American lives.

Robert Steinback wrote about much of this in a column in the Miami Herald recently. He asks an interesting question -- "Who would have remembered Patrick Henry had he written, "What's wrong with giving up a little liberty if it protects me from death?"

American lives are important, but what of our values?


9 Comments:

Blogger traci said...

i agree with this sentiment. so sad.
let's hope and pray for a better year.

12:29 AM  
Anonymous Bill said...

Amen!

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Josh said...

The government is acting within its legal power in terms of this whole domestic spying issue.

America has always been at war with Saddam Hussein. He has always been a threat to our security. 9.11 proved that a reactive foreign policy hardly saves innocent lives. Since when is it wrong to fight evil?

Torture, secret prisons, bad treatment of prisoners.. I'm not saying they don't happen, but they are all issues often exaggerated or flat out falsified by the American media becase of their agenda to undermine and tarnish the President, the US military, and the War in Iraq. I'm content knowing that God is watching and in his ultimate justice.

America has given the Iraqi people new hope and laid the foundations for the same freedom we enjoy as Americans. How is this a bad thing? Freedom is as Christian a concept as the Resurrection and we should be happy that the Iraqi people have regained their free will.

We are at war. What liberties are we giving up? Freedom comes with responsibility and trust in its government, especailly in time of war.

You do have a fair question, but it doesn't begin with the War in Iraq or with our government. It begins and ends with us as Americans.

We are what is happening to America, what with our same-sex unions and re-election of people like Bill Clinton and court rulings legalizing abortion and trashing our Christian heritage and our liberally-biased media and the demonizing of our military and the breaking-down of the family and other secular problems we've inherited from the "baby boomers".

Fix these things and the morality of our government and society will follow.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Faith K said...

I believe it's wrong to impeach a president because he told a lie under oath, and cover our eyes so we want be able to see a president that is sacrificing our morals just to have an unjust war (which by the way has killed --that's right--killed) over 30 thousand iraq people. I hope we can change thing in the next election. I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ doesn't look down on America in discust, and helps our official to come back to the moral ground that existed in 1776.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Faith K said...

I mean the moral ground that existed in 1776, without slavery. That was morally wrong back then.

7:12 PM  
Blogger doodlebugmom said...

Bush defends his behavior with that mocking smirk on his face. I think he should be impeached for his lies and illegal activities. He should answer to his actions, he should not be above the law. He took an oath to uphold the Constitution.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Josh said...

Thanks to Apostle John for your comments in my blog.

You said: "...we are obviously on different sides of the issue I wrote about, and I won't debate every issue with you -- except to ask about the liberal biased news you speak of. That pretty much disappeared about 5 or so years ago, being replaced with an ultra conservative biased news."

The answer is quite simple and that is simply to watch the mainstream news... read the mainstream newspapers. The liberal bias is so obvious that I don't need to quote anything specific. It's right there, everyday.

I agree with my friend, Mr. Steve Ersinghaus (Assisstant Professor of English at Tunxis Community College - CT), that the mainstream press shouldn't be biased either way. But it is. Conservatives may dominate talk radio, but CNN and local news and The New York Times (or some affiliate) and USA Today are what most Americans hear and read day in and day out.

When was the last time the NYT or the Boston Globe or the Chicago Tribune A-listed a positive newstory about Iraq? There ARE positive things going on there (the elections for example), and we ARE winning the war on terror there (and in other Middle East hotzones). But to hear the media (and their liberal friends and the Democrats) talk about it, it's no wonder America thinks we're losing or are confused about the whole thing.

The liberals have an agenda and the mainstream media has always, and WILL always, be there to facilitate it. Whether that means inventing news or reporting selectively (or not at all) or whatever that they have to do to smear the conservative heritage of this country, they will do it. They did it to Nixon.. they did it to Vietnam.. they did it with Hurricane Katrina.. they did it with Cindy Sheehan.. they do it to the Bush Administration and anyone associated with it.. they do it to the war in Iraq.. they do it in the sports world.

And ONLY the media could make William Clinton into a cool American hero.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous FaithK said...

President Bush made Willliam Clinton into a cool American hero by putting Pres. Clinton and Pres. Bush #41 into fund raisers for the Tsumini and Hurricane Katrinia. Where did all that money go.?

You watch the news, it doesn't look like any money is being spent by either of these funds to help the poor people who have been drowning in all that water overseas or at home in the USA.

People need help everywhere and we used to be a county that step out and helped them. That doesn't happen to much anymore.

Congress keeps passing laws to make the poor and middle class even poorer. Both political parties are to blame. America has lost it's vision. Now they watch the stock market, and forget the poor.

8:49 PM  
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