Racist America: The Big Lie


Justin Smith addresses the Left-Wing hypocrisy being imposed on the lives of Americans.

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Racist America: The Big Lie

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent June 6, 2020, 03:16:11 PM CDT

 

The vast majority of the rioters wreaking havoc have never experienced an ounce of racism in their entire lives. Americans have been trained to know they better kiss blacks’ derrieres at every opportunity or suffer crucifixion by Democrats and fake news media.”  ~ Lloyd Marcus

 

The Big Lie being sold by the Leftist race-baiters, such as Al Sharpton, is that America is a “racist nation”, and, if one believes Elisha Harris, a young 23 year old indoctrinated Black Lives Matter radical from the Nashville area, America’s system is a “system of white supremacy” and “oppression”. While our nation has a crime and violence problem, it has largely been free of racism on the whole, aside from individual instances of bigotry and racist actions, since the racial reforms and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, but white guilt over our nation’s racist past has been manipulated by those proponents of collectivism and Marxism within the Democratic Party and its subsidiaries, such as Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA, to further create problems designed to subvert American principles and bring America all the way down.

 

In an outrageous act of obeisance and submission, much as one offered by the conquered to the conqueror, Democrat Senators Chris Van Hollen, Martin Heinrich, Tim Kaine, Michael Bennet and Sherrod Brown kneeled to the ground during a moment of silence in the Capitol on June 4th. All across the country, similar scenes were seen as various politicians, much like Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and policemen from Louisville and even Nashville and all the way to Sacramento and it’s police chief were dropping to their knees and propping up the notion that white America owed the Black Community something more.

 

This new urgency that uses George Floyd’s murder as an excuse to rush towards ending racism in America and police reform and defunding police departments, in such a way that only serves the criminals, is all based on a false premise and narrative, as borne out by the statistics. Typically, police show up according to where the most crimes are being committed, and because blacks commit and inordinate amount of the crimes in urban areas, they are very often profiled, unfortunately, whether they are up to no good or not. And, from all indications, the real racists in this entire scenario are those members of Black Lives Matter who see all conservative Americans today as racists of the worst order.

 

Candace Owens, a well-known black conservative political pundit, stated the following on June 3rd: “Our [Black] culture is unique from other communities because we are the only community that caters to the bottom denominator of our society. Not every black American is a criminal. Not every black American is committing crimes. But we are unique in that we are the only people that fight and scream and demand support for the people in our community that are up to no good.”

 

As noted by Heather MacDonald, renown journalist and Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, on June 2nd, of the 1004 individuals shot by police officers in 2019, after they were stopped for reason or in the commission of a crime, the fact that only a quarter of that number were black is quite remarkable, given that they commit 53 percent of all homicides and 60 percent of all robberies in America; this from 13 percent of America’s population.

 

According to MacDonald, police shot 19 unarmed whites and nine unarmed blacks in 2019. If one can assume the number of black homicide victims in 2019 was approximately the same as the 7,407 seen in 2018, “those nine unarmed black victims of police shootings represent 0.1% of all African-Americans killed in 2019.” One must also note that law enforcement officers are approximately 18 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is likely to be killed by law enforcement officers.

 

During the past week, America has seen the Leftists of Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA pretending to want to save America from racism and police brutality, and yet, they defaced the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial and torch St. John’s Episcopal Church in D.C., where presidents have prayed for over a hundred years. America has essentially witnessed domestic terrorists roaming our streets and destroying private property, who subscribe to the Obama Leftist mantra and the Saul Alinsky, Marxist anti-American ideology that seeks to destroy our nation. And all the while they chanted “Black Lives Matter”.

 

In the name of peace, tolerance and making all right with the Black Community, hundreds of police officers have been assaulted across America, and retired Police Captain David Dorn, a black man, was murdered by looters during St Louis’s riots, while Patrick Underwood, another black man, was murdered in Oakland, as the crowds chanted “Black Lives Matter”.

 

Scores of black owned businesses were burned and looted during the riots and the “peaceful protests”, sometimes by crowds of mostly young black radicals and just as often by crowds of mostly young white ANTIFA members. And ironically, the common denominator was they were both chanting “Black Lives Matter.”

 

On May 31st, Nestride Yumga, a D.C. resident, former Miss Cameroon and a young black lady, told Black Lives Matter protesters outside her home, in part: “You are hypocrites, attention seekers. … Go to southeast D.C., northeast D.C. and tell them ‘Black Lives Matter’ … Black lives should matter everywhere, and it doesn’t take a white cop to kill a black person to matter. … George Floyd’s death shouldn’t be used as an excuse or an opportunity to come across as a victim. … Everybody knows that blacks kill more blacks than anyone. … Black kids get killed in Chicago everyday. Where is the Black Lives Matter in Chicago? When black people kill black people, they don’t come out and do this crap. The only time they do this crap is when a white person is involved; they are racists. If Black Lives Matter, they should matter at all times.”

 

How many of you recall all the black youths that were shot and killed by black policemen, when Eric Holder was a U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C.? Interesting isn’t it? The flaw of looking at life through the prism of race becomes readily apparent, when there is no public outcry over any illegality or evil and it escapes detection because it wears a black face.

 

Despite Al Sharpton’s assertion that “the reason we [Black people] could never be who we wanted to be is you kept your knee on our neck”, the truth has been far different from the 1960s to the present, and it has been proven to be a lie by impeccable Black conservative scholars, such as Carol Swain, Thomas Sowell, Walter E. Williams and Shelby Steele, and millions of other successful black people in the ranks of the middle and upper class, over the past few decades. In essence, a black person is just as likely to do as well as any white person, if they are hardworking and determined enough to get an education and some sort of training, the type of which is necessary to succeed in the advanced society that we have built over the centuries.

 

Regarding the approximate 22 percent of impoverished black households in part, Shelby Steele says, “Blacks live in a bubble because nobody ever tells us the truth. No one says, ‘You’re making too many excuses. Your kids can do better and ought to do better than they do now, and you ought to be more responsible about that.’ But I think the real problem in the black community is the decline of family life, the fact that we have an illegitimacy rate of 70 percent. In the inner cities, it’s around 90 percent.”

 

By 1998, only one percent of white respondents admitted they would move if a black family moved next door to them, as opposed to 44 percent in 1958. When the Civil Rights Act was passed, only eighteen percent of white Americans claimed having a black friend, but by 1998, that number increased to eighty-six percent. And by 2015, the rate of interracial marriages had increased to seventeen percent, more than fivefold from 1967, suggesting that many people now exhibit a willingness to spend the rest of their lives with someone of another race and white attitudes have changed.

 

The few high profile incidents that have raised America’s awareness concerning matters of police brutality, such as George Floyd, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor and others, have cast a pall over all of the nearly 900,000 law enforcement officers nationwide, unfairly, since most police officers interact daily with all races. These three incidents account for approximately .0003 percent of all law enforcement and do not define America.

 

Regardless of all the apologies under the sun and all the money one may wish to throw at the “problem” of racism in America, white guilt will be used to discredit any and all of it. If a white liberal bends over backwards, the blacks shrug it off pointing to his white guilt and an ulterior motive, as they demand more proof of his repentance. If any white male shows any anger over the communist inspired subversion ongoing currently, the Black Lives Matter holds it up as proof of his guilt.

 

Even during the era of Segregation, all Americans of all races, creeds and colors pretty much understood the same principles, held the same values and pretty well agreed on a very similar vision of America, but today, despite the freedom won by peaceful protest in the 1960s, the Black Community — at least the segment that subscribes to the Marxist views of Black Lives Matter —  wants to turn back the clock and pretend that America is still the same land of the White Oppressors. BLM wants to continue the victim card, and far too many whites are allowing the nation to eat itself, in order to try and win some fake absolution for a sin that is not ours to bear.

 

The Black Community has found enormous power in manipulating white guilt and setting the terms for any forgiveness. They say they will forgive the White Community, if they receive X, Y and Z. This has given way to the grievance industry around this idea. Blacks present their grievance, stating how they’ve been victimized, and Whites pay off through our institutions. And on closer inspection, one will see that this current fight is more about ushering in full blown socialism more than any question of racism in America. These rioters want to gain control of the mechanisms that generate wealth, the means of production, and turn it to their own agenda for their own gain, benefit and enrichment, without ever having done any of the necessary work to be a part of anything worthwhile, whereby they could have become wealthy on their own, through the sweat equity they have, up ’til now, been unwilling to invest themselves.

 

One of the most significant unacknowledged events of the civil rights era was the stigmatization of White America. And, from 1964 to the present, America’s entire national culture of racial and social reform — the norms, protocols, programs and policies we use for race-related problems — has been shaped more by the stigmatization of whites than any other factor, including the actual needs of the Black Community.

 

The reality remains that the only real enemy of the Black Community, especially conservative Black people, is the Leftists and the Communist movement we are currently witnessing Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA advancing in the streets of America.

 

America is not a racist nation, although we do see racists in the Black Lives Movement, the Black Panthers, the KKK and the AltRight Movement, CAIR, LA Raza and the New Black Panthers, and those who describe it as such are pushing the poison that creates and embeds resentment and division among us. They are systematically reducing the fundamentals of citizenship to race, in the wake of the Civil Rights era and sowing greater distrust and painful conflict. But that’s precisely what their purposeful daily hunt for racism in every corner of our nation’s institutions is intended to do, and it is necessary to their plans to eventually destroy this republic, by any means necessary.

 

BLM and the white communists ANTIFA want to convince Americans they must condemn our most fundamental structures and everything about our Founding as corrupt and racist, but this is deadly and dangerous, since it only leaves one path and one choice open, that tears us apart and sets a course for civil war. They are not about absolution or allowing for the extirpation of America’s past. They want the Founding declared illegitimate and they want it destroyed.

 

America, stand firm. Refuse to bow to the demands of the new fascists of color and force Black America to take responsibility for itself, its own choices and its own actions, while we reject any charge of white privilege and the guilt they want us to bear. Embrace traditional America and our heritage rather than trying to erase it, as those are want to do, who seek to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond — an honorable and decent man who did not own slaves —  and even memorials for the Founding Fathers, such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial, and prepare to fight for America however one must.  And refuse to ever drop to your knees, unless you intend to pray to God.

 

Ignorant, gray-haired, ponytail wearing Old Commies and their minions, and other stupid Americans, can get on their knees and beg forgiveness everyday from now ’til the end of time, and the war against white America and the Founding of America will continue, no matter the cost it exacts from our people.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Constitution, Judicial Tyranny and a Moral Society


James Madison on Tyranny

John R. Houk

© November 14, 2014

 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. (Bold text mine – Amendment I from Legal Information Institute of Cornel University Law School)

 

The controversy here is Original Intent vs. Living Constitution. Conservative prefer to err on the side of Original Intent while America’s Leftists prefer to err on the side of a Living Constitution.

 

Original Intent:

 

The theory of interpretation by which judges attempt to ascertain the meaning of a particular provision of a state or federal constitution by determining how the provision was understood at the time it was drafted and ratified.

 

Sometime called original understanding, originalism, or intentionalism, the theory of original intent is applied by judges when they are asked to exercise the power of Judicial Review during a legal proceeding. (The power of Judicial review is the power of state and federal courts to review and invalidate laws that have been passed by legislative and executive branches of government but violate a constitutional principle.)

 

Not every judge adheres to the theory of original intent, and many adherents fail to apply it in a uniform and faithful manner. Judges who attempt to apply this judicial philosophy generally agree that only through its application may courts be bound by the law and not their own views of what is desirable. They also generally agree that courts must apply original intent in order to preserve the representative democracy created by the federal Constitution.

 

Originalists observe that the democracy created by the U. S. Constitution is marked by three essential features: : a Separation of Powers, Federalism, and a Bill of Rights. The Constitution separates the powers of the federal government into three branches, which help foster what is known as a system of checks and … (Original Intent; The Free Dictionary)

 

… The phrase original intent usually means the subjective opinion of those who wrote the Constitution as to what a particular provision was supposed to communicate. Original intent also is called the intent of the Framers. Researchers try to deduce the original intent by examining both direct evidence (what the 55 drafters said during the Constitutional Convention), and indirect or circumstantial evidence. Examples of the latter include, among other things, what people said about the instrument during the ratification debates, the meaning of key words in common discourse and in contemporaneous dictionaries, and their meaning in legal and literary sources.

 

 

The original meaning (or original public meaning) is how a reasonably intelligent, involved member of the public would have interpreted a provision. Primary evidence of original meaning is how words were used in common discourse and the definitions in contemporaneous dictionaries and legal sources. Circumstantial evidence includes the drafting and ratification conventions, public debates, and so forth.

 

Obviously, the evidence used in prove each of the three concepts overlaps. In practice, moreover, the original intent of a provision is usually the same as the original understanding or original meaning.

 

In the event of a conflict between intent, understanding and meaning, which should control?

 

The key to answering that question is to answer another: “When the Constitution was adopted, what was its legal force? In other words, how would the courts of the time have interpreted it?

 

The Constitution is, of course, a legal document, so you can find the correct response to this question by investigating how judges, and other lawyers and public officials interpreted legal documents of the same general kind during the Founding Era. …

 

 

Thus, the original legal force of the Constitution—as it would have been applied by Founding-Era judges, lawyers, and officials—is based on the original understanding; if this is not recoverable, then you apply the original meaning. Original intent is useful only insofar as it tends to prove understanding or meaning. (Original Intent, Original Understanding, Original Meaning; By Rob Natelson; Tenth Amendment Center; 5/21/12)

 

Law School claims to teach Constitutional Law, but the Constitution is never opened. The entire concept of Constitutional Law in Law School is based on Case Law. The original writings, the original language, and the original intent of the U.S. Constitution is not even considered.

 

Those who wished to subvert the Constitution from the very beginning worked to use the courts, and “implied law,” to disarm the Constitution, so as to allow the federal government a greater opportunity to grow beyond the limitations placed on it by the specific language of the Constitution.

 

 

Along with studying the histories of Rome, Greece and Slovenia as examples of past republics, the primary research by the Founding Fathers was from their own Mother Country, England. The Anglo-Saxons provided the principles the founders needed to establish a lasting system of freedom, and liberty. They also recognized how easily statists could use the courts, or the living and breathing concept of Common Law, to change the Constitution, so the founders put into the Constitution strict standards, and a limited means for changing the Law of the Land (through amendments), while also making the Judicial Branch the weakest of the three branches of government.

 

 

Judicial Review allows the courts to review the law and determine if it is a just law, or even if it is a constitutional law. This is a commonly accepted concept, and it flies in the face of the original intent of the Founding Fathers, who wanted the States to be the final arbiters of the Constitution – not the courts.

 

… Judicial Review is indeed a sinister power for the courts to have. For the federal courts to decide if a law is constitutional is for the federal government to determine its own authorities. That, my friends, is hardly in line with the idea of limited government as originally prescribed by the founders.

 

The courts, through case law, have acted as an agent for the forces that are determined to bring down our system, and change it into a tyranny. Those who have bought into the case law myth, as has our female lawyer twitter friend of my friend, are accomplices in the effort to bring down our system of liberty, and limited government.

 

The damage is widespread, and the statist opinions are entrenched in our system.

 

READ ENTIRETY (U.S. Constitution, Original Intent; By DOUGLAS GIBBS; Conservative Action Alerts; 8/15/13)

 

See the CATO Institute’s panel discussion video “Originalism and the Good Constitution” in which the authors of said book (John O. McGinnis) are also member.

 

Living Constitution:

 

Living Constitution is a term used to describe the Constitution’s ability to change to meet the needs of each generation without major changes. This is a concept used in interpreting the Constitution of U.S. It is based on the notion that Constitution of the United States has relevant meaning beyond the original text and is an evolving and dynamic document that changes over time. Therefore the views of contemporaneous society should be taken into account when interpreting key constitutional phrases.

 

There are many views for and against the theory of Living Constitution. The pragmatist view contends … (Living Constitution Law & Legal Definition; USLegal.com)

 

 

 

… Mr. Obama found himself engaged in a subject that stirs up his leftwing passions. Below are some of his bombshell comments (emphasis added):

The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society.  And to that extent, as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical.  It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, as least as it’s been interpreted, and [sic] Warren Court interpreted in the same way that, generally, the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties, says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf.

That straightforward excerpt provides a clear window into the constitutional philosophy of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. As radical as “people tried to characterize” the Warren Court, Mr. Obama hints that the Constitution may be interpreted even more radically: in a way which would give the federal government power to tell the people what the feds (and states) must do on their behalf.

 

… Mr. Obama believes he can “break free” from the additional “constraints” placed in the Constitution by the founders. Toward that end, Mr. Obama’s nominees to the federal judiciary share his leftist worldview. From his “wise Latina” and “gay rumor” appointments to the Supreme Court, to his legion of federal appellate and district court nominees, the common denominator is the idea of appointing high-ranking judges who see the Constitution as a “living document.”

In President Obama’s words from The Audacity of Hope, the Constitution “is not a static but rather a living document, and must be read in the context of an ever-changing world.”

 

In his co-authored book, Keeping Faith with the Constitution, Liu, in Obamian fashion, posits a new method of interpretation: constitutional fidelity. “Fidelity” has a nice ring to it, but unfortunately, “what we mean by fidelity,” clarifies Liu, “is that the Constitution should be interpreted in ways that adapt its principles and its text to the challenges and conditions of our society in every succeeding generation.”

 

In other words, Liu is a “living Constitution” theorist who, like Obama, uses conservative-sounding words to support his radical positions. A Constitution that is interpreted by a few robe-wearing elitists “in a way that adapts its principles” is effectively no Constitution at all.

 

After many decades of “living Constitution” interpretation, the people have READ ENTIRETY (A Clear Danger: Obama, a ‘Living Constitution,’ and ‘Positive Rights’; By Monte Kuligowski; American Thinker; 10/2/10)

 

In the Original Intent vs. Living Constitution debate is the issue of the folly known as Separation of Church and State; thus Leftists have brainwashed Americans to accept Judicial tyranny to mold the public question: Is allowing religion on tax supported institutions and/or property a government endorsement of religious faith?

 

If the courts were only allowed to use Originalism to validate or invalidate non-Amendment laws (legislative or executive regulations), the issue of Religion influencing government BUT NOT government influencing religion or religious practice would be understood as the intent of the Founding Fathers.

 

In effect American Leftists and atheists have managed to transform the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government into the very tyranny that was intended to be avoided.

 

Alexander Hamilton in authoring Federalist #78 spells out the constitutional powers attributed to the Judicial Branch of government:

 

…the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them. The Executive not only dispenses the honors, but holds the sword of the community. The legislature not only commands the purse, but prescribes the rules by which the duties and rights of every citizen are to be regulated. The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments. [Emphasis added (by Faith and the Law blog).]

 

 

During the past 60 years, many federal judges (followed closely by their state counterparts) have gradually strayed from the constitutional role of interpreting the law – providing “judgment,” to use Hamilton’s word – to actively legislating from the bench, especially in controversial areas of social policy. In other words, activist judges at the federal and state level have abandoned the Founders’ understanding of the constitutionally limited judicial function and have usurped the legislative function (without admitting it, of course) in order to impose a radically liberal vision for America. That vision includes such things as creating previously unknown constitutional “rights” to abortion and same-sex marriage, for example.

 

Since federal judges are appointed for life, their lack of accountability to the democratic will of the people makes such judicial activism especially dangerous. Hamilton argued in Federalist #78 that the Constitution’s “good behavior” qualification on judges’ lifetime appointments would suffice to keep them in line, but in practice it has not been used to rein in activist judges. It is ironic that the Founders proposed lifetime appointments for federal judges because they most feared overreaching by the legislative branch, while considering the judiciary the “least dangerous” branch.

 

 

For judges to effectively bypass that procedure by creating new constitutional “rights” out of whole cloth is at once unconstitutional and anti-democratic. A “living Constitution” philosophy is nothing less than an excuse for activist judges to impose their personal preferences upon an unwilling citizenry in the name of “evolving standards,” which they alone are entitled to discern.

 

READ ENTIRETY (Judicial Philosophy of the Founding Fathers and the Constitution; posted at and by faithandthelaw; 5/11/10 – Derived from Focus on the Family, the updated link there: Judicial Philosophy Series)

 

The point I am attempting to drive home here is that Judicial Tyranny has usurped the Original Intent of the design of the Founding Fathers. In the realm of religion and politics Judicial Tyranny has become the despotic tool of America’s Left to transform America away from Christian morals. The Left has a vision of society/culture mirroring morality as dictated by a like-minded elitist few that feels people are not capable of leading a life that benefits what is good for humankind.

 

Founding Fathers viewed this mentality as statist tyranny; hence the common language in matters of dissolving any union with the British Crown and forming a rule of law under the authority of We The People constantly alluded to God’s superiority as the measuring stick for the morals of a good and effective government.

 

Leftists mindful of a societal paradigm shift realized the best way for people to depend morals established for the good of society rather than defined by the Creator of all that exists is to discredit the efficacy of the Judeo-Christian paradigm Western Society is based upon. ERGO Judicial Tyranny has step by step dissolved any effect Christian morals and culture has on government.

 

This whole exercise in a brief examination on the distortion of America’s Constitution at the hands of an activist-tyrannical judiciary is due to an excellent essay by Michelle Malkin about the systematic exercise of godlessness in America can be demonstrated in violent and inherent moral selfishness flowing from younger generations in America. Without a Christian infusion being allowed back into our culture without a tyrannical judiciary’s countermanding, this moral selfishness will be the moral fiber of America’s future.

 

JRH 11/14/14

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One Nation Under Godlessness

 

By Michelle Malkin

November 14, 2014

Townhall.com

 

Cheating. Bullying. Cybersexting. Hazing. Molestation. Suicide. Drug abuse. Murder. Scanning the headlines of the latest scandals in America’s schools, it’s quite clear that the problem is not that there’s too much God in students’ lives.

 

The problem is that there isn’t nearly enough of Him.

 

With the malfunction of moral seatbelts and the erosion of moral guardrails, too many kids have turned to a pantheon of false gods, crutches and palliatives. They’re obsessed with “Slender Man” and “Vampire Diaries.” Alex from Target’s hair and Rihanna’s tattoos. Overpriced basketball sneakers and underdressed reality stars. Choking games and YouTube games. Gossip and hookups. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat.

 

It’s all about selfies over self-control, blurred lines over bright lines.

 

In a metastatic youth culture of soullessness and rootlessness, the idea of high school teens voluntarily using their free time to pray and sing hymns is not just a breath of fresh air. It’s salvation.

 

But leave it to secularists run amok to punish faithful young followers of Christ.

 

Last week, the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a religious freedom lawsuit against Pine Creek High School here in my adopted hometown of Colorado Springs. Chase Windebank, a senior at the District 20 school, had been convening an informal prayer group for the past three years “in a quiet area to sing Christian religious songs, pray, and to discuss issues of the day from a religious perspective.”

 

Windebank and his friends weren’t disrupting classroom time. They shared their Christian faith during an open period earned by high-achieving students. Other kids used the time to play on their phones, eat snacks, get fresh air outside, or schedule meetings for a wide variety of both official and unofficial school clubs.

 

A Pine Creek choir teacher had given permission to Windebank and his fellow worshipers to meet in an empty music practice room. No complaints ever ensued from other students or faculty. For three years, the group encountered no problems, according to ADF’s complaint. But in late September, Windebank was summoned to the assistant principal’s office and ordered to stop praying because of “the separation of church and state.”

 

The school singled out the young man of faith’s harmless activities and banned members of his group from discussing current issues of the day from a religious perspective during an open period in an unobtrusive meeting place.

 

As Todd Starnes of Fox News, who broke the story of the lawsuit last week, lamented: “Public school administrators and their lawyers have succeeded in suppressing and oppressing the Christian voice at Pine Creek High School.”

 

It defies common sense that in conservative-leaning Colorado Springs, home to a vibrant faith community and leading evangelical organizations, students would be reprimanded and deprived of basic constitutional rights. As a letter from local parents to the school district decried: “To what benefit does it serve a school to limit the ability for a student to pray with their friends, fellowship with their friends, or discuss daily events from a Christian perspective? It is obvious that School District 20 is taking a freedom FROM religion perspective, not a freedom OF religion perspective.”

 

Think about it: If the high-schoolers gathered in the cafeteria to listen to Billboard magazine’s No. 1 pop hit “Habits (Stay High)” — “You’re gone and I gotta stay high/ all the time/ to keep you off my mind” — school officials would have no issue.

 

If they lounged in a courtyard to joke about the latest girl-fight videos or off-color joke memes posted on Vine, no problem.

 

If they discussed the latest “Walking Dead” episode or napped in the library? All good.

 

But singing “Amazing Grace” and studying scripture? This subversion must be stopped!

 

How did we get here? And in Colorado Springs, of all places — not Berkeley or Boulder or Boston? Blame cowardice, ignorance and politically correct bureaucrats pledging allegiance to one nation, under godlessness, without religious liberty, and the occult of extreme secularism for all.

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Constitution, Judicial Tyranny and a Moral Society

John R. Houk

© November 14, 2014

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One Nation Under Godlessness

 

Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies” (Regnery 2010).

 

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