Commentary on faith & politics committed to the truth in Jesus Christ and in all things around us. America once loved God but has become a land fallen, in love with money.Our politicians sellout votes for money, for favor to the rich. The Religious Right embrace mammon's ideology and glorify nationalism equating politics with faith, so "of the nation" instead of just "in the nation". The Religious Left cling to the nobel cause but decline the cure so afraid of a real internal personal relationship with the heavenly Father that yearns so very much to be close to them. As it is both Right and Left are so bereft of real introspection. Pray we all have the courage to stand up for what is right in one of the toughest places to do so - our in-group. A change is coming.

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Manipulating & Deceiving the People

The obvious manipulation of the American people's discourse, by it's own government, has now reached an all-time LOW. Just as certain media sources began to expose the intrusive "big brother like" plan in the Homeland Security bill, our own government, on the next day, comes out with the most "spectacular" terrorist warning since 9-11. Condolezza Rice makes a statement infering the information is new but then when cornered on it she explains there is no new news; that it is just a summary of what they have already known. But across America local news stations report it as if it surely is new news. It could have been reported weeks earlier or later but they chose to release it the day after William Saffire, Ted Koppel's NightLine and others begin a close critical examination of what the passage of the Homeland Security bill will mean to us all. OUR OWN GOVERNMENT is trying to suppress and disuade a public discourse weighing the loss of important privacy rights when in fact it should be leading this nation to resist the fear that would otherwise drive us to give up our rights in the face of terror. The founding fathers never gave up their rights in the face of British attack so where is that kind of inner fortitude with this administration. The American people are not as afraid as our government would have us be and are willing to fight through all this without relenquishing the hard and fought for rights given to us by our former countrymen. They need not be fought for again if only we speak up and show the courage our leadership will not show and would try to suppress in us. Having to employ embarrassing tactics using summarized old news, so obviously timed, says it all for this administration.
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