First Amendment Assaulted by Sharia in Garland TX


Elton Simpson - Garland Muslim shooter

Elton Simpson – A Muslim Shooter at Garland TX

John R. Houk
© May 4, 2015
 
After the end of a Muhammad Cartoon Contest in Garland Texas a couple of Muslims (one of which has been identified as Elton Simpson) from Phoenix Arizona drove up to the Curtis CulwellCar of 2 Muslim shooters Garland TX - Twitter 5-4-15 Center and began shooting. The two anti-Free Speech Muslims wounded security officer Bruce Joiner prior to meeting their demise by police. The attendees of the contest that still remained were escorted to a secure location within the Curtis Culwell Center where someone broke out a U.S. flag followed by everyone singing God Bless America, Star Spangled Banner and praying for the wounded.
 
 
 
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Uploaded on May 3, 2015
[Blog Editor: I’m not sure how long video will be available because as if this posting it was marked as “unlisted” with a “think twice before sharing” marked request.]
 
Lost in all the drama of the shooting was the fact there was an actual winner to the cartoon contest actually entitled the Muhammad Art Exhibit. That winner was art blogger Bosch Fawstin.
 
Bosch Fawstin, Geert Wilders, Pam Geller- Mo toon Contest - 5-3-15
 
Bosch Fawstin, Geert Wilders, Pam Geller- Mo toon Contest – 5-3-15
 
 
 
Published on Published on Oct 13, 2014
 
Michael Loftus interviews ex-Muslim cartoonist Bosch Fawstin on The Infidel, Pigman, Islam and the comic book industry.
 
Tom Trento of The United West live-streamed the Muhammad Art Exhibit of which is posted in its three hour entirety on Youtube. In the first couple minutes Trento interviews winner Fawstin on May 3.
 
 
 
Published by theunitedwest
Published on May 3, 2015
 
The first annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest will be held on Sunday, May 3, at the Curtis Culwell Center, 5-7 pm, CENTRAL TIME, in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas. It will be hosted by human rights and free-speech activist Pamela Geller and her organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI).

The exhibit will feature images of Islam’s prophet in both historical and contemporary settings, showcasing the top 200 artistic renditions that were submitted for consideration. The winner will be announced at the event, and a $10,000 prize will be awarded.

The keynote speaker will be Geert Wilders, a member of The Netherlands Parliament. Wilders led the fight for de-Islamization in his country, which has faced many of the same problems with Muslim assimilation as have other European countries, including the advent of controversial “no-go zones” inaccessible to non-Muslims, including public officials.

 
The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) page promoting the Muhammad Art Exhibit can be read HERE.
 
Fawstin Mo toon won in Garland TX 5-3-15
 
Fawstin Mo toon won in Garland TX 5-3-15
 
Below is the educational moment I originally intended on posting Sunday evening. When I caught the news about the Muslim (and probable ISIS – See Also HERE) attack in Garland I held up to acquire some facts on the – who, what and where – of that incident. Ted of Shoebat.com on Saturday May 2 posted a Raymond Taouk article explaining the nature of Islam. Considering a lot of Leftist MSM and of course Muslim apologists are complaining Pamela Geller brought the violence on themselves for – GASP! – offending Muslims, the education moment about Islam is even more relevant today. The article is a bit lengthy so I suggest you bookmark this page or the Shoebat.com page and digest the info in time frames that fit your schedule.
 
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What Every Christian Needs To Know About Islam
 
Posted By Ted
May 2, 2015
 
Islam and the Islamic Notion of Revelation
 
By: Raymond Taouk
Today we are living in a time in which we are living in a time in which we are beginning to witness the revival of Islam.
 
This is something that Hiliare Belloc the great English Historian of the 20th Century had prophetically states in his work “the great Heresies”. In this book written in the late 1930’s he states that Millions of modern people of the white civilization—that is, the civilization of Europe and America—have forgotten all about Islam. They have never come in contact with it. They take for granted that it is decaying, and that, anyway, it is just a foreign religion which will not concern them. It is, as a fact, the most formidable and persistent enemy which our civilization has had, and may at any moment become as large a menace in the future as it has been in the past. The suggestion that Islam may re-arise sounds fantastic but this is only because men are always powerfully affected by the immediate past: one might say that they are blinded by it.
 
Hilare Belloc 
Hilare Belloc
 
A Brief History Of Islam
 
The fact that most of the Mohammedans are mainly located in the far east is because the people known as today’s  “Arabs”, from whom Islamic religion spread,  were descendants of Ishmael, the son of Abraham who was born of the slave woman agar to whom God said he would multiply her seed. This is why the Ishmael is recognized as a prophet in the Islamic Religion (he is placed after Abraham but before Isaac).
 
These sons of Agar dwelt on the Arabian Peninsula and were roughly divided between a nomadic and a more or less urban oasis culture.
 
The Tribal-society aspect of pre-Islamic Arabia explains many of the things that can be found in Islam today. For example, it was perfectly in line with Arab morality to mount raids on other tribes in order to obtain wealth, wives, and slaves, and so the tribes were constantly at war with one another. These desert tribes lived by the code “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”. Vengeance was extracted whenever anything was done to hurt any member of the tribe. Forcing people into slavery or kidnapping women, hold them in a harem, and raping them at will was considered just and proper.
 
The harsh Arab climate produced a harsh tribal society in which violence was the norm. And violence is still an attribute of Islamic societies.
 
The Arab population was Polytheistic in orientation. The male and female spirits existed in trees; stones, rivers and mountains, and so they were they worshiped a various number of different “gods”. Sacred magic stones were believed to protect the tribes. The Quraysh tribe had adopted a black stone as their tribal magic stone and had set it up at the Kabah. This magical black was kissed when people came on their pilgrimage to worship at the Kabah. It was no doubt an asteroid/meteorite that had fallen out of the sky and thus was viewed as being divine in some way.
 
Arabian idols
Arabian idols
 
The Quraysh tribe,  (Muhammad’s tribe) which was one of the more larger and  more important tribes saw to it that there was an idol for every religion at the pagan temple called the Kabah (a another version of the Roman Parthenon – the temple dedicated to all the Gods. The word Kabah is Arabic for “cube” and refers to the square stone temple in Mecca where the idols were worshipped. The Ka’bah was a cube shaped construction which was about 50 feet high with side 40 feet wide enclosing an empty, windowless room with marble walls.
 
This temple contained a virtual smorgasbord of deities with something for everyone. At least 360 gods were represented at the Kabah and a new one could be added if some stranger came into town and wanted to worship his own “god” in addition to the ones that were already represented. – This Kabah will later play a major role in Islam because it is by means of this Kabah that Mohammed will claim to prove the apostolic character of his religion by simply saying that Abraham and Ishmeal had built the Kabah even though there is no historical proof that Abraham or Ishmeal were ever in Mecca.
 
The Beginning Of Islam
 
The founder of Islam is Muhammad (AD 570 – 632). Muhammad’s father died before he was born, and his mother died while he was still young. He was sent to live with his rich grandparents, who later sent him to live with a wealthy uncle, who in turn passed him on to a poor uncle who raised him as well as he could.
 
The Quarish tribe, to which Mohammed belonged, had established itself in the south of Hijas (Hedjaz), near Mecca, which was, the principal religious and commercial center of Arabia at the time of Mohammed. They had become the masters and the acknowledged guardians of the sacred Kaaba, within the town of Mecca — then visited in annual pilgrimage by the heathen Arabs with their offerings and tributes — and had thereby gained such preeminence that it was comparatively easy for Mohammed to inaugurate his religious reform and his political campaign, which ended with the conquest of all Arabia and the fusion of the numerous Arab tribes into one nation, with one religion, one code, and one sanctuary.
 
Mo riding Buraq
 
[Blog Editor: Mo riding Buraq]
 
According to the biographers and early Muslim traditions, Mohammed’s mother died when he was a little boy and so he was raised by his uncle Abu Talib who brought him up a pagan and introduced him in the trade business but As a whole very little is known about his early life mainly because he was simply a normal Arab boy who enjoyed talking with those who traveled in the caravans. He loved to explore the desert and particularly the caves. According to the early Muslim traditions, the young pagan Muhammad experienced different visions in some of the caves he went to.
 
He got married at the age of 25 to a wealthy women named Cadijah who’s camel trade he looked after, she was some 15 years older him, but it was through this marriage that he became much more acquainted with Christianity since his wife’s uncle (Zayd) was a Nestorian Christian who upbraided him for worshiping idols and instructed him in the faith. In fact Father Nicholas of Cusa, a well-known Catholic Theologian and Philosopher of the 15th Century, quotes another Arab, in his work “A scrutiny of the Koran” who states that Mohammed Himself had been influence by Sergius a Nestorian monk, which seems probable since most of the surrounding region and towns next to were Mohammed had lived had more or less accepted Christianity in one form or other.
 
Nevertheless at the age of 40 Muhammad (610) Mohammed began to experience have visions again. This time he claimed that Allah had called him to be a prophet (nabi) and an apostle (Rasul).
 
Muhammad at first shared his call only with the family and friends in secret. Indeed, his first converts were some members of his own family. But soon his message became public, and he became subject to ridicule and hostility by the population at large and even by members of his own family.
 
Satanic Verses
 
In order to appease his pagan family members and the members of the Quraysh tribe, he decided that the best thing he could do was to admit that it was perfectly proper to pray to and worship the three daughters of Allah: Al-Lat, Al-ussa and Manat! This led to the famous “satanic verses” in which Muhammad in a moment of weakness and supposedly under the inspiration of Satan succumbed to the temptation to appease the pagan mobs in Mecca (Sura 53:19).
 
Muhammad eventually fled to medina, in AD 622. This event is called hejira by the Muslims and marks the beginning of the Muslim era and calendar. In other words the year 622, is the year 1 in the Islamic Calendar.
 
While at Medina, Muhammad planned and organized the spread of his new religion. The only powerful method he could use was that of violence in the name of Allah – the jihad. This jihad was so successful, despite so many oppositions, that at Muhammad’s death in AD 632 half of the Arabic world had become Muslim, and by AD 750 the Muslims had conquered the Persian and large parts of the Byzantine empire.
 
From reading the Koran one would not suppose that an enormous number of Arabs were Christians. Though the people of the Hijas were predominately pagan, many of the surrounding tribes had accepted Christianity. There were some members of the Quraysh tribe that had accepted Christianity but they were generally few. However all along the Mediterranean Christianity was already fully established.   In fact it is reported that that when Muhammad entered Mecca in triumph in the year 630, paintings of Jesus and the virgin Mary, among others, were still visible on the inner walls of the Ka’ba.
 
Coming Islamic Invasion Of Europe
 
 
 
Posted by TradCatKnight
Published on Nov 22, 2013
 
The Meaning Of Islam
 
The very word is an Arabic word, which originally referred to an attribute of manliness and described someone who was heroic and brave in battle. However most expounders of the word will generally affirm that it means “submission” as the Moslems today understand it to mean. Most Moslem apologist will even go as far as saying the originality of this name is a sign of the divine origin of Islam and a clear indication that all must because Moslems since it is obvious to any believer that we must be in “submission to God”.
 
Face of Protesting Muslims
Face of Protesting Muslims
 
Divisions In Islam:
 
Despite the military success of the Muslims, Islam has divided into various sects of which the two largest are the Sunni and the Shiah.  The Term “Sunni” is derived from the word “Sunnah” which means “Tradition”. The Shias have their own Sunnah, not identical to that of the Sunnis. The Sunni uphold the legitimacy of the succession of the first three caliphs, (Abu Bakr, Omar, and Uthman, while the Shiah defend the Divine right of Ali as against the successions of these caliphs whom they call “usurpers”, and whose names, tombs, and memorials they insult and detest).  The Sunni make up the larger about 85 % while the Shiah make up about 10%.The major difference is that Sunni is more like a Church founded on the consensus of the community, while the Shite hold to an authoritarian form of Government where the imams have the right of say that which cannot be contradicted by the community since they are seen as having a sort of impeccability/infallibility.
 
That is a brief historical overview, however Before I get into the Islamic notion of revelation I want to mention something about the other sources of Islamic authority  and the Islamic beliefs so that you can understand what place the Koran holds in Islam and what it teaches the Moslems.
 
The Theology Of The Koran
 
It is a monotheistic – A strict belief in one God, who they call “Allah”. “Allah” has 99 names. For the Moslem Our Lord  Jesus Christ is merely a prophet, one of the many prophets with Mohammed being the last and the greatest of the Prophets and so the Moslems do not pray to or worship Mohammed, -not in the strict sense any way. They pray to Allah – They believe that with Mohammed the canon or revelation from God was finally closed. Their will be no more – It’s true that some Moslems deny this point but a general rule those are the tenants of the great body of Moslems. The theology of the Koran is quite simple and that’s what makes it most suitable for your any Godless pagan to embrace. – The Joe 6 pack religion.
 
For the Moslems Islam supersedes Christianity and Judaism in the way Christianity Superseded Judaism so according to them it is incumbent on all Christians to become Muslims and So we Should all convert and become Muslims.
 
Similarities and Differences:
 
Moslems do believe in heaven and Hell, good and bad angels. They believe in the Devil – the Shaitan -or iblis- who was condemned to hell because he refused to worship Adam – this same idea is found in the Talmud. They do believe in Adam and Eve, but they deny Original sin since for them the sin of Adam did not lose anything for the rest of men but only for Adam alone.
 
The pagan element that Mohammedans have maintained about angels is a believer in the spirits they call jinn, these spirits are said to have originated in fire and function as mediators between angels and humans. They claim that there are good and bad Jinn and that Mohammed had converted some of them to Islam.
 
While the Muslims do believe in Heaven and Hell, their notion of Hell is similar to ours, but their notion of heaven is clearly pagan although not totally since, they claim that Heaven has 7 levels. The seventh Level is the highest – somewhat equivalent to our heaven. There you are in the presence of Allah.
 
However the average Moslem is more familiar with the other levels of heaven which are presented in a materialistic and sensual way since these places a man’s sexual desires are fulfilled to the limited – a place which St. Alphonsus says is only fit for beasts!
 
In fact if you really want to understand why some Mohammedan would strap some bombs on himself and gladly let them explode at the cost of his life, it is precisely because he is promised heaven in return for killing the infidel. And so he goes to his death looking forward to an eternity of bliss in a land where there will be milk and honey and all wine and you can drink along with the most beautiful girls called “Houris” to fulfill their every desire!
 
Although the Koran does lay down most of what I have said so far about the Islamic beliefs, yet all most all the other things Moslems believe are derived from three other sources besides the Koran:
 
Other Sources:
 
1.   The Hadith, a record of words and deeds of Muhammad by his relatives and friends;
 
2.   The Sunnah, or acts of Muhammad;
 
III. The Ijma, consensus of the Muslim community or of its leading scholars.
 
The reason that Mohammedans have other authorities other than the Koran is that from the very beginning it was clearly understood that the Qur’án could not give all the rules for all the situations encountered by a Muslims in daily life.
 
Even during Muhammad’s lifetime a supplement to his message proved to be necessary;  his deeds and words were written down so as to be an example for future Moslems on how to conduct their lives. These stories about Mohammed were passed down orally until the 9th century before they were systematically collected and written down into what is known as the Hadith.  The Hadith Together with the Sira, constitute the Sunnah – that is the traditions of the Prophet.
 
While no absolute canon of the Hadith has ever been established, nevertheless certain compilers are recognized as more trustworthy – those compiled by al-Bukhari (d. 256 A.H., 870 A.D.), are regarded as most sahih – most true. The Hadith itself from a historical point of view as far as its reliability is a collection of hearsay statements which is not really worth the paper it’s written on, it is not only doubtful but like the Koran it is also latent with contradictions (Islam by Alfred Guilaume, pg. 106) but  even then while I might undermine the Hadith because of the fact it is historically unreliable for reasons I don’t have the time to get into but what you have to at least understand as that in practice it almost plays a far greater role than the Koran does for the average Muslim since without the Hadith, the Koran the Koran doesn’t stand as a Pillar of direction for Moslems on how to function in their daily life as Muslims and being Arabs unless a law is set down they will kill one another over even the smallest things.
 
The beliefs that are laid down for the Moslem to believe are 6 major beliefs:
 
The Beliefs of Islam
 
The 6 Major beliefs of Islam, according to the Quran and Muslim tradition:
 
I. Belief in Allah
 
Belief in the prophets
 
III. Belief in the day of Judgment (therefore belief in heaven and hell);
 
Belief in the revealed books;
 
Belief in the angels;
 
Belief in fate or providence – Calvinistic idea of Predestination.
 
Every Muslim must believe and profess these beliefs. If any Muslim renounces Islam or becomes an apostate, he will be liable to the greatest punishment, death and hell. Another Islamic belief is that is that it is absolute necessity for all male Children to be circumcised, while some Islamic sects prescribe it also for women. Divorce and Polygamy are allowed, Pork along with alcohol are forbidden as “harram” – evil.
 
The obligations of Islam
 
Muslims also hold to the teaching of “faith and good works” and totally reject the protestant notion “justification by faith alone”. Upon every Muslim there are incumbent various obligations which they are bound to observe. They are the following:
 
Belief in the oneness of Allah and his prophet Muhammad;
 
Offering of daily prayers;
 
III. Almsgiving; – They do believe in good works and reject the idea of “faith alone”
 
Observing the fast of Ramadan (30 days); – Ramada follows a lunar Calendar. During the month of Ramada Muslims cannot eat or drink during day time hours – not even their own saliva!
 
Performing hajj to the Kabah in Mecca once in a lifetime, if possible.
 
The Islamic Notion Of Revelation:
 
The Islamic bible equivalent is the Koran. The word Koran comes from the Arabic to recite or read since it was originally given to Mohammed as a recitation which he in turn recited to others who wrote it down. This revelation was intended to recited by all who accepted its message, that is why most devout Moslems now great portions of the Koran from memory.   The Koran is roughly equivalent in length to the New Testament and divided into 114 sections, known as suras. The book’s are organizing principle according to size.
 
While the Koran hold a similar prominence in Islam as the bible does in Christianity, yet strangely enough their notion of revelation is totally different. As you know, the Catholic teaching on revelation of the Sacred Text of the Bible is that various human authors wrote the various books or letter that they wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost while nevertheless maintaining their liberty and their various styles, temperaments and different degrees of human knowledge. For the Moslems on the other hand the Quran was supposed to be send down from heaven directly by God by the intermediary of one Man,  the Prophet Mohammed who while he disclaimed having any power to perform miracles, claimed that the divine revelations enshrined in the Quran were themselves miraculous signs of his apostle ship.   In the Koran Mohammed expressly states regarding the Koran that “God Himself and His holy Spirit composed this most true book.”- Surah 16:101,
 
For the Moslem because the Quran is supposed to have come down  “unfettered” by human intervention, is thus the truest and clearest statement of Allah’s word, and therefore supersedes all previous revelations, even annulling those revelations, as they have supposedly been corrupted by the limitations of their human authors.
 
The Quran itself though is seen as merely a transcript of an uncreated and eternal tablet or book that had preexisted in heaven in which is written all that has happened and that will happen. It is supposed to have been revealed to Mohammed by the intermediary of the spirit of God.
 
The physical Qur’án, that they have in written text for them, is only the visible copy of that eternal and uncreated Quran. The Uncreated and eternal Quran is called the Mother of the Book. The role of Mohammed was to speak the truths of this Uncreated Koran, so that it could take on earthly form, and thus carry Allah’s eternal message to the world. And so not seen as a book in the ordinary sense, nor is it comparable to the Bible, either the Old or New Testaments. It is for the Moslems (sic) an expression of Divine Will. If you want to compare it with anything in Christianity, you must compare it with Christ Himself. Christ was an expression of the Divine among men, the revelation of the Divine Will. That is what the Quran is for the Moslems. If you want a comparison for the role of Muhammad, the better one in that particular respect would be Blessed Virgin Mary. Muhammad was the vehicle of the Divine, as she was the vehicle of the word of God… (Charris Waddy, The Muslim Mind [New York: Longman, 1976], p.14)
 
For this reason as funny as it might sound, Islam has had and continues to have its own Arians, etc. who debating and persecuting each other over the nature of the Quran as being created or uncreated. Some say it’s created while others deny it! After years of blood shed on the issue it is commonly held that the Koran is uncreated.
 
Nevertheless what is interesting about the Mohammedan claim of an uncreated Quran – even though we find it erroneous – the idea of a heavenly tablet was not a new idea invented by Mohammed the concept is as old as religion itself.  This idea was familiar to the ancient heathens (of Mesopotamia), not to mention the fact that Talmudic Judaism, in its traditional literature has crowned the Torah as pre-existent.
 
In Christianity pre-existence is ascribed to the word of God, the logos but of course it has a different significance since the Moslems don’t worship the Koran as God!
 
Nevertheless during Mohammed’s lifetime the verses that he recited and claimed to be revealed to him were written on palm-leaves, stones, the shoulder-blades of animals, and any other material that came to hand, because Mohammed could have his revelations at any time and so they often made use of what was handy.
 
While historically there were a number of different version of the Koran which contradicted each other, the Moslems wisely deceived to destroy them and decide on only maintaining one version because the Moslems feared that scriptural exegesis would pursue the course with them like it had taken among Jews and Christians who at that the time accused one another of corrupting and falsifying the text, it would have meant the end for this newly founded religion. The edition which they put out is till this day the authoritative text. Even though there are various versions of this text only the original Arabic version of the Koran is God’s inspired word since English versions cannot give you the true meaning of the Koran.
 
The earliest copy of the Koran can be dated at around 790 AD which is about 160 years after the death of Mohammed but there are some earlier fragments which date about 100 years after the death of Mohammed. But it’s only logical that the bones, stones, palm leaves, tree bark, etc.., which contained some of the material on which the Koran was supposed to have been written that these materials perished. Since these materials by their very nature corrupt. In fact that is what even happened to the divinely inspired of Gospels and Epistles the New Testament. The earliest copy of the Koran can be dated at around 790 AD which is about 160 years after the death of Mohammed but there are some earlier fragments which date about 100 years after the death of Mohammed. Yet while it’s true that most Islamic Scholars will dishonestly affirm that they still have the original version, yet it not only could they not produce such a text but humanly speaking it’s not possible since those materials by nature decay.
 
Prophets
 
Moslems no not only have a different notion of Revelation but also of prophet hood. But this teaching of Islam was clearly only a latter development since if you read the Koran the notion of prophet hood resembles the Christian understanding. They firstly make a distinction between one who is a Nabi — that is one who deliver simple admonitions and warnings, and One who is specially chosen to proclaim a special revelation, the rasûl– An Apostle.
 
Moslems claim that not only are all the prophets/Apostles – Rasul of Allah, are inspired by God to reveal his will to the world,  but that these rasul/prophets especially Mohammed (the seal/culmination of the prophets) were all without sin and infallible.
 
Conclusion
 
It’s undeniably important to understand what Moslems do and don’t believe since Islam today is a reality that we have to deal with. The Moslems today dwell not in some distant land across the sea but in the same countries in which we also live and so it’s important to have at least some understanding of one of the world’s largest religions especially one which most westerners are more than likely to join since it appeals to the senses and isn’t too difficult to follow and that would suit the lifestyle of most materialist godless people today.
 
On this note, I would like to leave you with the thoughts of Belloc on Islam who in response to the vital question “May not Islam arise again?” He responds, “In a sense the question is already answered because Islam has never departed. It still commands the fixed loyalty and unquestioning adhesion of all the millions between the Atlantic and further afield throughout scattered communities of further Asia. But I ask the question in the sense “Will not perhaps the temporal power of Islam return and with it the menace of an armed Mohammedan world which will shake off the domination of Europeans still nominally Christian and reappear again as the prime enemy of our civilization?” The future always comes as a surprise but political wisdom consists in attempting at least some partial judgment of what that surprise may be. And for my part I cannot but believe that a main unexpected thing of the future is the return of Islam.”
 
It seems we are beginning to see that revival!
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First Amendment Assaulted by Sharia in Garland TX
John R. Houk
© May 4, 2015
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What Every Christian Needs To Know About Islam
 
Edited by John R. Houk
A spellcheck was utilized undoubtedly changing the wording of original repost from “Ted”.
 
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Disputing Separation Church/State Part 1


Embarkation of the Pilgrims. by Robert Walter Weir

John R. Houk

© March 18, 2014

 

On May 13 I posted some thoughts entitled “The Commonality between Leftist Paradigms & Scientific Theories”. The thoughts were inspired by one of those misguided people that sincerely believe the U.S. Constitution separates Church and State to the extent that not only is the State prohibited to interfere in religion (religion = Christianity in 1780s), but also that We the People (i.e. the voters) are prohibited from both injecting Christian morality into a limited government AND that government is prohibited from allowing any public institution, policy or building supported by taxpayer money to be used for religious purposes.

 

At the end of my thoughts I posted an edited version of the comments giving it the title “Comment to: Returning to a Christian Moral Stand will Perpetuate the USA”. The (unedited version) comment was posted on my NeoConservative Christian Right (NCCR) blog. The commenter attributed to himself an obvious pseudonym – dougindeap.

 

So this is what I am going to do. I am going to make the effort to refute dougindeap’s assertions a bit at a time.  This undoubtedly will result in several parts to come close to refuting dougindeap.

 

The first paragraph has many of those assertions which are skewed by half-truths and downright inaccuracies.

 

Separation of church and state is a bedrock principle of our Constitution, much like the principles of separation of powers and checks and balances.”

 

This above assertion is absolutely FALSE. Separation of powers as well as government Branch checks and balances are specifically enumerated in the Constitution. There is ABSOLUTELY no enumeration of the so-called separation of Church-State in the Constitution EXCEPT the enumeration that Congress can make NO law to establish a State religion (meaning Christian Church in the 1780s) and prohibiting the free exercise of religion.

 

First Amendment

 

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 emphasis mine)

 

For simple understanding’s sake let me rehash what is often referred to as the Establishment Clause. Congress specifically, cannot enact legislation that makes a Christian Church a tax supported State institution. The separation is specifically one-way! Congress is to stay out of the religion-church business. There is no specified prohibition for Christian Churches to be a moral influence on government. In fact the Constitution’s Preamble should be used as a guiding principle in constitutional interpretation (Hello SCOTUS):

 

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. (Bold emphasis mine)

 

Here is a definition of the meaning of the thought general welfare” from The Free Dictionary:

 

The concern of the government for the health, peace, morality, and safety of its citizens.

 

Providing for the welfare of the general public is a basic goal of government. The preamble to the U.S. Constitution cites promotion of the general welfare as a primary reason for the creation of the Constitution. Promotion of the general welfare is also a stated purpose in state constitutions and statutes. The concept has sparked controversy only as a result of its inclusion in the body of the U.S. Constitution. (Bold emphasis mine)

 

The Free Dictionary listing for “general welfare” goes from the broad meaning found in the Preamble to a specific context carried on from Article 1 Section 8. The essay’s context from Article one is the dispute about States’ Rights versus the power of the Federal government pertaining to taxation. That is beyond the scope of what we are looking at here, but it is interesting to note that The Free Dictionary cites a SCOTUS decision tipping the scale to the Federal government 150 years after the Constitution was enacted. In the matter of taxing and spending the SCOTUS chose the Hamilton argument over the Madison argument meaning the Federal government won. It is my opinion that an interpretation of the Constitution that took a 150 years to find solidification is something that needs a bit more stare decisis to make the Hamilton argument such as the Federal government trumping State’ Rights to be cast in stone.

 

THUS the Original Intent of the Founding Fathers understanding of the general welfare included morality. Since the Founding Fathers’ milieu was the 1760s through and a bit beyond the 1790s their concept of morality was not based on a Secular Humanism devoid of God and God the Creator’s morality established in the Bible.

 

This is where Left Wingers would dispute my assertion that Christian morality was the norm with the popular humanist theology of the Founding Fathers’ day called deism. What Left Wingers fail to include in their arguments screaming that most of the Founding Fathers were deists is that America had one form of deism and Europe (specifically the French of their Revolution) had a deism more akin to Anti-Christian morality.

 

American deists were Christians in practice but not big believers in Biblical miracles that the science of their day may explain as impossible. I found an article that is actually balanced in its outlook on the faith of the Founding Fathers providing a good explanation of the Founders’ Deism and the absolute Deism that flowed from the French.

 

…  [T]here are those who argue that because our Founding Fathers were devoted Christians who held to an orthodox Christian faith, the state and the church in America are already linked together, and that if America as a nation loses its uniquely Christian flavor, the church will fail in its task as well. They see America as a unique country that holds a special place in God’s plan for reaching the world. Additionally, they argue that we enjoy God’s special protection and blessings because of this Christian founding, blessings which will be lost if Christians lose control of the nation.

At the other end of the religious and political spectrum is the group who portray America and its founding as a thoroughly secular project. They argue that by the time the Revolution had occurred in the colonies, Enlightenment rationalism had won the day in the minds and hearts of the young nation’s leaders. They often add that the drive towards religious tolerance was the result of a decline in belief in God and an attempt to remove religious influence from America’s future.

 

For all those involved in this debate, the specific beliefs of our Founders are very important. Those who argue that America was founded by godless men who established a godless Constitution are, for the most part, wrong. Belief in God was practically universal among our Founding Founders. On the other hand, those who argue that our Founders were mostly devoted Christians who sought to establish a Christian nation devoted to the gospel of Jesus Christ are not giving us the full picture either. Because both sides in this debate tend to define America by the religious faith of our Founders, both sides tend to over-simplify the religious beliefs of those early patriots.

 

It’s important, therefore, to consider the specific beliefs of some of our Founding Fathers so that we might get a clearer picture of religion in that era and avoid either of the two extremes usually presented. As we look into the actions and words of specific Revolutionary era leaders we will find that their beliefs represent a mixture of READ THE REST (Deism and America’s Founders; By Don Closson; Probe Ministries; © 2008)

 

Then there is a French deism which is Anti-Christian in its tenants and leans toward atheism. Most of the articles I read seem to credit Voltaire bringing a form of English Deism to France.

 

Deism entered France, but only its materialistic and revolutionary phases were seized upon, to the exclusion of religious values which had never been lost in England or America. French Deism stood outside of theology and laid the groundwork for atheism, secular humanism, and cultural relativism. American Deists were mainly influenced by English Deism and perhaps French Deist Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

 

Michel de Montaigne is the father of moral and cultural relativism. It argues (falsely in my opinion) that all cultures be it cannibals in mud huts or Paris are equal because they rest on cultural habit rather than absolute truth. Who are Europeans to insist that Brazilian cannibals who merely consume dead human flesh instead of wasting it are morally inferior to Europeans who persecute and oppress those of whom they disapprove? This would also apply to morals as well: If we cannot be certain that our values are God-given, then we have no right to impose them by force on others. Thus homosexually, abortion, sex with animals, sex with children, etc. are a private matter that society has no right to regulate or interfere with.

 

French Deism was anti-Catholic and anti-religious in general, shading into skepticism, atheism, and materialism. When people speak of Deism today they often think of French Deism, which has little in common with English/American Deism which was known often as Unitarianism. While Deism began in England and influenced Voltaire, he would strip away all of the religious aspects. (Voltaire’s Deism; From Sullivan-county.com; Web site Copyright Lewis Loflin, All rights reserved.)

 

French Deist Rousseau in contrast to Voltaire was not quite anti-religion; however Rousseau thought society exists best with a State religion that is not Christian but adheres to what he felt was a natural morality inherent in humankind. Hello State control of people and an absence of personal Liberty.

 

J. J. Rousseau (1712 – 1778) gave quite a different tendency to Deism. Accepting in the main the sensualism of Locke and the metaphysics of Clarke and Newton, he maintains after the manner of Shaftesbury and Diderot a belief in inborn moral instincts which he distinguishes as “sentiments” from mere acquired ideas; he is true to the position of Deism in connecting this moral “sentiment” with a belief in God, and he protests against the separation between the two which the skepticism of Diderot had brought about. He was influenced by Richardson, as well as by Locke.

 

“Sentiment” becomes the basis of a metaphysical system built up out of the data of experience under the influence of the Deistic philosophy, but redeemed from formalism by constant reference to sentimentality and emotion as the principal sources of religion. The nature of religion is not dogmatic but moralistic, practical, and emotional. Rousseau, therefore, finds the essence of religion, not (like Voltaire) in the cultivated intellect, but in the naive and disinterested understanding of the uncultured. Conscious, rational progress in civilization, no less than supernaturalism in Church and State, is an outcome of the fall, when the will chose intellectual progress in preference to simple felicity.

 

With Rousseau natural religion takes on a new meaning; “nature” is no longer universality or rationality in the cosmic order, in contrast to special supernatural and positive phenomena, but primitive simplicity and sincerity, in contrast to artificiality and studied reflection.

In his scheme of the rise of religions he gets out from the common standpoint of the discrepancies and contradictions prevailing among historic creeds. Yet positive religion to him is not so much the product of ignorance and fear as the corruption of the original instinct through the selfishness of man, who has erected rigid creeds that he might arrogate to himself unwarranted privilege or escape the obligations of natural morality.

 

 

Note that freedom as Rousseau defines it has nothing to do with individual liberty. Rousseau’s views on society are very influential on the political left/liberalism since the 1960s. To quote another source:

 

Man is by nature good; society is the cause of corruption and vice.

 

In a state of nature, the individual is characterized by healthy self-love; self-love is accompanied by a natural compassion.

 

In society, natural self-love becomes corrupted into a venal pride, which seeks only the good opinion of others and, in so doing, causes the individual to lose touch with his or her true nature; the loss of one’s true nature ends in a loss of freedom.

 

While society corrupts human nature, it also represents the possibility of its perfection in morality.

 

Human interaction requires the transformation of natural freedom into moral freedom; this transformation is based on reason and provides the foundation for a theory of political right.

 

A just society replaces the individual’s natural freedom of will with the general will; such a society is based on a social contract by which each individual alienates all of his or her natural rights to create a new corporate person, the sovereign, the repository of the general will.

 

The individual READ ENTIRETY (The French Deists: J. J. Rousseau; Compiled by Lewis Loflin; Sullivan-county.com)

 

The culmination of the radicalism of French Deism is in Robespierre.

 

The Cult of the Supreme Being (French: Culte de l’Être suprême) was a form of deism established in France by Maximilien Robespierre during the French Revolution.[1] It was intended to become the state religion of the new French.[2]a

 

Origins

 

The French Revolution had given birth to (sic) many radical changes in France. One of the most fundamental for the hitherto Roman Catholic nation was the official rejection of religion. The first major organized school of thought emerged under the umbrella name of the Cult of Reason. Advocated by extreme radicals like Jacques Hébert and Antoine, the Cult of Reason distilled a mixture of largely atheistic views into a humanocentric philosophy. No gods at all were worshipped in the Cult – the guiding principle was devotion to the abstract conception of Reason.[3] This bold rejection of all divinity appalled the rectitudinous Robespierre. Its offense was compounded by the “scandalous scenes” and “wild masquerades” attributed to its practice.[4] In late 1793, Robespierre delivered a fiery denunciation of the Cult and its proponents [5] and proceeded to give his own vision of proper Revolutionary religion. Devised almost entirely by his own hand, Le culte de l’Être suprême was formally announced before the French National Convention on 7 May 1794.[6]

 

Religious tenets

 

Robespierre believed that reason is only a means to an end, and the singular end is Virtue. He sought to move beyond simple deism (often described as Voltairean by its adherents) to a new and, in his view, more rational devotion to the godhead. The primary principles of the Cult of the Supreme Being were a belief in the existence of a god and the immortality of the human soul.[7] Though not inconsistent with Christian doctrine, these beliefs were put to the service of Robespierre’s fuller meaning, which was of a type of civic-minded, public virtue he attributed to the Greeks and Romans:[8] this type of Virtue could only be attained through active fidelity to liberty and democracy.[9]Belief in a living god and a higher moral code, he said, were “constant reminders of justice” and thus essential to a republican society.[10]

 

Revolutionary impact

 

Robespierre used the religious issue to publicly denounce the motives of many radicals not in his camp, and it led, directly or indirectly, to the executions of Revolutionary de-Christianizers like Hébert, Momoro, and Anacharsis Cloots.[11] The establishment of the Cult of the Supreme Being represented the beginning of the reversal of the wholesale de-Christianization process that had been looked upon previously with official favor.[12] Simultaneously it READ ENTIRETY (Cult of the Supreme Being; By Jeff Franklin; CultBusters Galactica Origin Page [Yeah I know crazy looking website, but the article is good writing])

 

I am driving home the point there was a difference between American deism and the atheistic naturalism of French deism is this: A huge majority of Founding Father deists considered themselves Christians. So even though these Christian Deists in varying degrees were not agreeable to the Word of God demonstrating the power of God, the Founding Fathers believed that Christian Morality must be the foundation for what can be good in the rule of law. Check out the Signers Page of the U.S. Constitution:

 

Done in convention by the unanimous consent of the states present the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth.

 

In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,

 

… (Followed by the signatures of the representative of the thirteen original states formally loosely aligned under the Articles of ConfederationBold emphasis mine)

 

Does anyone wonder why the Founding Fathers use the words “year of our Lord” if they intended Christianity to have no effect in the rule of law as administered by the three Branches of the U.S. government? It doesn’t sound like an ambitious plan to separate Christianity from influencing the Federal government, right?

 

END OF PART ONE

 

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The Elusive Case of Oscar Hill IV


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John R. Houk

© May 16, 2013

 

I have been following the Oscar Hill IV story for some time. The story if accurate is repugnant for it is a huge miscarriage of Justice. The email and pdf attachment show a different spelling of Oscar’s last name than previous posts I have made on this subject. In the current email Oscar’s last name is spelled “Hill”. In previous stories the letter “s” was how I came to know the name – “Hills”. This could be the reason I have had such a difficult time researching Hill’s case – I don’t know. Below is the copy of the email I sent to Joshua Spielman relating to the email and pdf document (Only I changed the my email address because I sent him a more personal address):

 

Mr. Spielman I have actually tried to follow the story of Oscar Hills IV. It has always been a difficult subject to research with a search engine because the Mainstream Media seems to have not found it on their radar. The two stories I have posted are “Oscar Hills IV: Persecuted or Prosecuted?” dated 5/25/11 AND “Gayle: Oscar Hills IV” dated 6/29/12. I am really uncertain how anybody has found my blog (SlantRight 2.0) to send me these elusive updates. Perhaps you can point me to some further information available online that will make me feel good about corroboration even if it is the other side of the story? At any rate I will format the pdf file you sent me and post it.

Thanks
John R. Houk
john@slantright.com

 

Since I have been writing this post Mr. Spielman has responded that he will keep me up to date.

 

Now one thing I have noticed about the pdf attributed to Oscar Hill IV is his use the name “Ya” in parentheses following the name “God”. My concern stems from the cult spin-off House of Yahweh (HOY) was founded by another Christian cult Worldwide Church of God from Herbert W. Armstrong.

 

The HOY cult uses “Ya” for God and Lord. They also use the appellation of Yashua for Jesus. Both names are used like this in Mr. Hill’s pdf document. The HOY take the belief that Jesus was not preexistent to His human birth. Rather Jesus is the Son of God only in the sense he became a follower of Yahweh after arising from the water from the John the Baptist Baptism. Hence the HOY do not believe in ONE God in three unified persons as in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As a Christian I have to state these HOY beliefs are unacceptable.

 

AGAIN I must reiterate that I do not know if Oscar Hill IV follows the HOY theology. Indeed the First Amendment guarantees the HOY to practice their faith in Freedom. I just have to wonder if the Louisiana part of the Federal Justice system focused on Hill because of Cult-like behavior and thus fabricated evidence that ended in a conviction that had absolutely nothing to do with Hill’s faith.

 

I give credit to Oscar Hill IV that he is not appealing to religious persecution but utilizes religious terminology as a normal display of his faith whether he follows the basic Christian tenets or HOY-like religious tenets. Under that situation Oscar Hill IV deserves freedom from incarceration and his name must be cleared due criminal conduct from the Prosecutor and the ATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – better known as ATF) agent Joseph Gahn.

 

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Another Case of Federal Prosecutorial Misconduct – Middle District of Louisiana

Conviction Unconstitutional

 

BATON ROUGE:  Assistant U.S. Attorney Rene I. Salomon, ATFE special agent Joseph Gahn both in the Middle District of Louisiana, conspiring with State Farm Insurance Company allegedly submitted fabricated evidence subsequently wrongly convicting Oscar Hills IV. The Fifth Circuit of Appeals overturned Hills conviction and the Government conceded that Mr. Hill’s conviction was unconstitutional. Mr. Hills stated, “The Government’s fabricated evidence exonerated him and incriminated them.” Mr. Hills has served two years in federal prison for a crime he did not commit. Hills also announced that he would run for president of the United States in 2016. For more on this story read the press release in its entirety, see attached pdf file.

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Attached PDF formatted to Word Document

 

CONVICTION UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

Another Case of Federal Prosecutorial Misconduct – Middle District of Louisiana

 

By Oscar Hills IV

May 14, 2013 9:00 AM

 

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Brad Heath

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7950 U.S. Today Street Mc Lean, VA 22108

 

BATON ROUGE: First, I like to thank you for accepting my email request. Let me formally introduce myself. My name is Oscar Hills IV; currently I am federal inmate #05251-095. Since 2011, two-years now, my incarceration has been illegal. On May 23, 2011, I literally drove myself to Texarkana FCI in Texas and self surrendered. After sixteen months there, I was transferred (unsupervised Greyhound Bus furlough) to the federal comp in Pollock, Louisiana. Currently, I am at the halfway house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Heath, after reading your article, “Locked Up But Innocent?” I must say, you nailed it! However, that is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

Mr. Heath, in “Criminal Law” there’s two classifications of innocence, one, “legal innocence,” and two, “actual innocence.” Legal innocence, defined as the absence of one or more procedural or legal bases to support the sentence given to a defendant. You were referring in your article “Locked Up But Innocent” to this innocence. Actual innocence, on the other hand, is a state of affairs in which a defendant in a criminal case is innocent of the charges against them because they did not in fact commit the crime of which her or she have been accused.

 

ACTUALLY INNOCENT? What if I told you that I am “actually innocent” of the crime I’m currently incarcerated for and the U.S. Government (ATFE agent Joseph Gahn, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Rene Salomon) and State Farm Insurance Co. fabricated their evidence to get an illegal indictment which led to my illegal incarceration.

 

What if I told you that with the same evidence the prosecutors’ produced to the grand jury and the courts’ exonerates me and incriminates them.

 

Aver of evidence is factual and backed by the U.S. Government’s own fabricated evidence; this is not a conclusional assertion. Furthermore, on June 25, 2012, The Fifth Circuit of Appeals granted me a certificate of appealability (COA). Moreover, on August 20, 2012, the U.S. Attorney’s Office conceded to the fact that my conviction is unconstitutional. Yet, eight-months later, I am still illegally being detained. The prosecutors’ asked the Appeals Court to dismiss my appeal, and remand the case back to the district court for a limited view. Rebutting the prosecutor’s request, petitioning the Appeals Court not to dismiss my appeal, I pleaded that the conviction be completely overturned. One, because I was actually innocent, and two, according to United States v. Cronic, 466 U.S., a denial of counsel during trial proceedings requires automatic reversal of conviction because prejudice presumed. The Appeals Court, denied my request, and totally went against Supreme Court caselaw, subsequently, remanding my case back to the District Court, where just several months prior presiding judge James Brady denied my motion to vacate citing I had no merits. Clearly, I recognized the subterfuge of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

 

April 22, 2013, the deception came full circle when I went for a status conference in the District Court. Out the gate, Judge Brady ridiculed me, stating he was not “going to play this game” with me, he pretty much eluded my actual innocence plea. I reference to the judge that I have done 95% of the time, and my main concern is clearing my name and bringing justice for the outrageous conduct of assistant U.S. Attorney Rene Salomon and ATFE agent Joseph Gahn. Under the Color of Law–these two men, along with others, abused and misused their authority. The court eluded addressing my actual innocence claim. It did not surprise me, I was informed a week before the status conference that my case was the first of its kind. I was also informed that normally the Fed’s are the aggressor, and being that you have substantial evidence of their malfeasance they’re in a peculiar situation. It was explained to me, even though you have the “up’s on them,”  the presiding judge was going  to still save face for  the prosecutor, “it is what it is, especially in the Fed’s,” explained the source. The way the status conference played out, he was right. I being actually innocent of the crime should mean something if not everything, but from the looks of it, it means nothing to the court. Judge Brady scheduled an evidentiary hearing for May 21, 2013, and for the fifth time I will submit to the court the government’s own evidence that exculpates me and inculpates the prosecutor. After 2 years of hell, will I finally see justice, or will this injustice continue? Proverbs 17:15 states: “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord (Ya).”

 

Prior to going to prison, I presented this overwhelming evidence (certified mail) to the Inspector General, Daniel Levinson, our so-called ombudsman. Following up on my complaint a representative in the civil rights department claimed she forwarded the information to the appropriate people including the ATFE agency. I personally sent the same information (certified mail) to Kenneth Melson, former head of the ATFE agency, to no avail. Mr. Melson has now been demoted, for his mishandling and non-actions in the infamous “Fast & Furious” gun-trafficking sting operation, in which illegal guns from the operation appeared at many crime scenes across the United States and Mexico. One of the stolen guns killed a U.S. border patrol officer. A whistleblower within their own agency brought to light these unlawful acts of the ATFE agency in Arizona. I even reached out to “every member” in congress (Washington DC) prior to coming to prison but my pleas were ignored’.

 

My situation is not an isolated one by far; there is a reason why 97% of the federal cases result into a guilty plea. Trust me the U.S. Attorneys’ is not that good. Counsel for the defendants’; especially court-appointed counsel, are an extension of the prosecution. Almost immediately in their initial attorney-client meeting, the appointed counsel is pushing a plea deal in the face of the accused. It is all about “VOLUME!” Court-appointed attorneys’ are paid the same amount if they argue the case or get you to take the plea. There is no incentive to exonerate their client, so it’s all based on volume. Picture an assembly line of rubber-stamping plea deals that is all you got going on here. The prosecutors’ get their man and defense attorneys’ are compensated for sending their clients’ up the river without a paddle. All at the expense of the indigent clients’ and taxpayers. There is nothing new up under the sun this is a modern day Sanhedrin Counsel. Yashua (Jesus Christ) called them hypocrites and usurpers.

 

OLIGARCHY FEDERAL JUDICIAL SYSTEM: National media coverage as your article illuminates what is going on in this “privileged only” federal judicial system. You see, once the tables turn on the “Oligarchs'” they only get reprimanded or excoriated. The “Oligarchs'” do not discriminate though; look at Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska case for example. The malicious prosecutorial misconduct was so great; U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stepped in and asked the judge to dismiss the case after the conviction of the Senator. Stevens’s attorney, Brendan Sullivan spoke out saying: “the illegal verdict of guilty in Stevens’s case had cost the veteran Alaska Republican his seat in the Senate and shifted control of the Senate to the Democrats.” Let us take it even further, if this illegal ordeal had not taken place, Stevens probably would have won his seat back, and would have been in Washington DC, instead of on the plane that crashed and took his life? After the malicious misconduct of the prosecutors’ scheme came to light, one of the prosecutors committed suicide. The others two prosecutors involved in this malevolent act just got an insignificant punishment, losing 40 and 15 days without pay. Then it was back to work as usual.

 

Recently, just down the road in the Eastern District of Louisiana, specifically, New Orleans, Louisiana, another case of prosecutorial misconduct was revealed. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s second in command, Jan Mann literally lied to a federal judge. Ms. Mann, in writing, told the court she was not involved with the blogging on several federal cases in litigation. Which was indeed, not true, Jan Mann, was ousted by retired FBI agents that were hired by the defendant Fred Heebe to investigate the U.S. Attorney’s office outrageous conduct, among other things. Subsequently, Jim Letten resigned, claiming he had no idea that his second in command was participating in theses egregious acts. No one in the U.S. Attorneys’ office has been indicted, sorry to say that I suspect no one will be. Yet, there are people in jail for perjury, as I write this letter. Apparently, this does not apply to the prosecutors, just everyone else.

 

IMMUNITY + IMPUNITY = CORRUPTION: When it comes to federal prosecutors, and agents they “enjoy qualified immunity.” Federal judicial employees have “free will” to do whatever they please and do not suffer any punishment for their mischievous actions, they are practically untouchable. My life my home was invaded because of one agent’s abuse of power, ultimately losing over two years of my freedom. To add insult to injury, at the status conference, there sit the special agent Joseph Gahn. Observing, making sure the court carry out his subterfuge. Will district judge James J. Brady continue to go along with the government’s modus operandi? Will he finally render true justice and overturn my wrongful conviction? Only time will tell, May 21, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. cst.

 

BANKING ON BONDAGE: Incarcerating folks is a multibillion dollar a year business. Make no mistake about it. The Prison industry creates and maintain jobs–forfeitures of property and assets–which federal employees’ get first dibs–$25k plus annually of taxpayers’ money for housing each inmate–commissary–outrages phone and email rates for inmates produces millions of dollars a month–“their” selected vendors’ get paid top dollars for expired or close to expired food to feed the inmates. Rural towns are surviving off prisons; the prisons have more people in them then the actual town. The United States imprison more people both per-capital and in-absolute term than any other nation in the world. Reading an article by Cindy Chang in the New Orleans Times Picayune newspaper–the state [Louisiana] I am from is the prison capital of the world.

 

Infer; this is just a compendium of what is taking place in the land of the free and our so-called justice system. I have acquired a wealth of knowledge that I will share with the American people. In the name of justice, they are (the Oligarchs’) acquiring wealth and power through bondage. It is my obligation to God (Ya) and the American people (99%ers’) to fight this injustice and promote peace. I am formally announcing that I will run for the presidency of the United States in the year 2016.

 

“The energy, faith, the devotion which ‘I’ will bring to this endeavor will light our country and will serve it–and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.” (paraphrasing President John F. Kennedy)

 

Peace be with you!

 

Oscar Hill IV

 

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The Elusive Case of Oscar Hill IV

John R. Houk

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Another Case of Federal Prosecutorial Misconduct – Middle District of Louisiana

 

SlantRight Editor: Notice in small text there is a name “worldwide news network”. The only thing I could find close to that is this link: https://worldnewsnetwork7.com/. I suspect there is no relationship between this info and the news organization of the similar name.

 

Then on the pdf header is this organization: USA Today Newspaper. Google brings me to this link: http://www.usatoday.com/. Again I sense there is no relationship to who put out the email or the pdf document. Perhaps those of you that have the investigative knack can let us know.

 

Keep Govt. OUT of Church – NOT Church out Govt.


John R. Houk

© June 7, 2012

 

The disestablishment clause of the First Amendment is a one-way action as far as Separation of Church and State is concerned. That one-way is that government must be separate and out of the religion business AND NOT that the Church be separate from the government.

 

President Ronald Reagan sets us straight.

 

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Annoying Atheists


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John R. Houk

© February 4, 2012

 

I received a comment from a defender of atheism identifying himself as Michael yesterday. There are atheists that have no belief in God and that is fine, we live in America. Then there are atheists that may be described as Militant Atheists that go the next level of an atheist belief system. That next level involves insulting believers in God topping off the insult with some kind of self-aggrandized intellectual superiority complex that all believers in God are stupid and uneducated. Such intellectual supremacism is fraudulent because a truly intellectual person – whether religious or atheistic – would comprehend denigrating someone is a sign of arrogance. An arrogant person is a contemptuous person; i.e. when the arrogance is a defining essence of one’s character. Everyone will have moments of arrogance; however wisdom usually tempers arrogance with time. That is not the case when arrogance is a constant of one’s personality toward individuals because one is more intellectual than another or worse only perceives they are more intellectual than another based on a belief system.

 

Admittedly there is a tone of arrogance in those devoted to a religion because the devotion means the competing religion is an error; hence when one tells another they must join one’s religion because it is the true religion the essence of arrogance is involved. Nonetheless, when one begins to denigrate another’s intelligence or intellect on a personal level for refusing the perceived truth then the character scale begins to tip a character flaw toward ingrained arrogance.

 

Honestly I have been guilty of that tipping scale especially when I have been angered by another’s intransigent haughty arrogance. Is temporary arrogance a character flaw? It is my opinion it is not a character flaw unless the temporary transforms into the permanent.

 

Who judges when temporary arrogance becomes a permanent character flaw? On an individual basis this may be difficult. The judgment call should be by the council of friends and peers. The only problem with friends and peers is the potential for a group affinity of intellectual or religious superiority that desires to break down or harm another for one’s perceived inferiority.

 

Group Superiority Complexes can only be tempered by the group’s ideology; i.e. whether or not the ideology or the theology has ingrained permanent arrogance that demands the belief that the “other” is an inferiority that must be suppressed or eliminated.

 

Let’s look at some examples.

 

Islamic Supremacism demands that the unbeliever (kafir) must convert to Islam or risk living a life of inferiority or face death for insults or outright refusal to accept any form of submission to Islam. This rashness is embedded in Islamic holy writings.

 

Christian Superiority emanates from two sources. One source can be as brutal as Islamic Supremacism. The other source comes from Biblical Scriptures especially the New Testament as revealed to humans by the Holy Spirit.

 

The brutal source demands the spreading of Christianity by conquest and force much in the same path as Islam. Hence, Christian history is full of military campaigns of either internecine wars to attempt one single dogmatic opinion or wars of conquest with the primary purpose of exploiting conquered lands and the indigenous people. The subset of conquest by Christian armies was the implementation of forced conversions (although not on the scale of Islam in which millions of non-Muslims died for rejecting the Quran). The best examples of exploitive conquest and conversions are the Spanish conquest of the Americas (Portugal in present day Brazil). The best example internecine Christian wars can be seen between Arians and Catholics and latter between Protestant and Catholics. Subsets of these Christian wars were the persecution of Jews and Muslims especially in present day Spain (the Reconquista and the Inquisition).

 

The Biblical source for Christian Supremacism focuses on the New Testament. First of all the New Testament proclaims Jesus’ Redemption of humanity has paid the price of the penalties of the Law. Hence the curse of the Law that enabled physical penalties for homosexuality, adultery and other Old Testament capital crimes are paid for by the death, burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus was all about sharing this Good News of Deliverance from the curse of the Law without force. If a Christian is mistreated for sharing the Gospel, the Christian is to shake the dust off of his/her feet move and on. Hopefully the sharing is a spiritual seed for someone to plant a seed that takes root through the hard ground (human spirit) to grow vines leading the life of Christ as a new creation.

 

Christian Supremacism in the latter is about doing no harm and hence points to an absence of the character flaw of iniquitous arrogance.

 

As you can tell it is the arrogance of Michael more than the disagreement with my thoughts on atheism that irked me. I believe the concept of atheism is evil because it is ungodly. An atheist will quite normally tell me that Christianity is evil perhaps because of the thought that humanity is held back by antiquated thoughts that are myths rather than reality.

 

The problem of arrogance occurs when Michael implies I am stupid and uneducated because of my beliefs or I respond in kind because I am insulted (do not render evil for evil).

 

Michael concludes his really thought out objections to Christianity (although I highly disagree with statements as facts, for it is the mere revisionism applied by Leftists and atheists) this way:

 

… The only thing about Christians that drives me nuts is the general lack of education and logic they use when applying it to anything including their own beliefs. I am not worried about the bible, or the schizophrenic whisperings of a “god” telling me what to do. I am sane and free of any delusion of where I will go when I die. If anything I feel sad for you and other Christians. It must be really sad to be under the thrall of such a petty deity, and a book filled with so many contradictions and falsehoods. If you should at any time need counseling or a helpful answer to any question that might lead you out of the Dark Ages, feel free to email me.

 

I have to admit Michael’s mistaken warping of facts and his beliefs on Church and State irked me. It was when the very end of Michael’s disagreement with me that tipped over being irked to anger for the apparent insult toward me as being a part of the Christian faith. I am guessing I could list more intellectuals with an affinity for religion in global history than Michael can. That alone is a slap in the face of atheism. And I do realize he might come up with a larger list of atheistic intellectuals for one modern year than I, but I bet would be close.

 

At this point I will simply contradict Michael’s assertions in the same manner of his disagreement with me.

 

Michael says: Atheism is not a belief system, religion, world-view, or even philosophy. It is merely the opposite of theism. That being said there are ANTI-theists, Pearlists, and agnostics who have a world view you could attack. Either way, to say an atheist believes that humanity is supreme is a fallacy. Evolution proves quite the opposite. Humans, if anything, are just another primate who has developed skills and language.

 

Response: Atheism is a belief system that acts like a religion and has a philosophy to defend anti-god beliefs. Check this out: I know what an atheist is and I know what a theist is. So it would seem that an “ANTI-theist” would be the same as an atheist. After doing a little Googling the separation between atheism and anti-theism is a very slim divide. The best description of the slim divide that I found is an About.com answer.

 

On Rational Atheism

 

When defined broadly as simply the absence of belief in gods, atheism covers territory that isn’t quite compatible with anti-theism. People who are indifferent to the existence of alleged gods are atheists because they don’t believe in the existence of any gods, but at the same time this indifference prevents them from being anti-theists as well. To a degree, this describes many if not most atheists because there are plenty of alleged gods they simply don’t care about and, therefore, also don’t care enough to attack belief in such gods. Atheistic indifference towards not only theism but also religion is relatively common and would probably be standard if religious theists weren’t so active in proselytizing and expecting privileges for themselves, their beliefs, and their institutions.

 

 

Rational atheism may be based on many things: lack of evidence from theists, arguments which prove that god-concepts are self contradictory, the existence of evil in the world, etc. Rational atheism cannot, however, be based solely on the idea that theism is harmful because even something that’s harmful may be true. Not everything that’s true about the universe is good for us, though.

 

On Rational Anti-Theism

 

Anti-theism requires more than either merely disbelieving in gods or even denying the existence of gods. Anti-theism requires a couple of specific and additional beliefs: first, that theism is harmful to the believer, harmful to society, harmful to politics, harmful, to culture, etc.; second, that theism can and should be countered in order to reduce the harm it causes. If a person believes these things, then they will likely be an anti-theist who works against theism by arguing that it be abandoned, promoting alternatives, or perhaps even supporting measures to suppress it.

 

 

… Rational anti-theism may be based on a belief in one of many possible harms which theism could do; it cannot, however, be based solely on the idea that theism is false. Not all false beliefs are necessarily harmful and even those that are aren’t necessarily worth fighting.

 

The above atheism/anti-theism fine line is sculpted from: “Atheism & Anti-Theism: What’s the Difference? What is Anti-Theism?” by Austin Cline.

 

So basically an atheist could care less about religion and an anti-theist militantly works against religion. This kind of sounds like the apologists trying to establish the fine line between Moderate Islam and Radical Islam in which both believe the exact same thing, but the radicals act on their beliefs, right?

 

In Michael’s original comment of Pearlists, I did not understand the word so I thought it might be “Pear Lists.” After Googling the original I discovered the thought being conveyed is like Pearl-ist. Sorry about that Michael.

 

Here is the Urban Dictionary definition for Pearlist:

 

1. Pearlist

 

1. A person who believes in Physical Evidence And Reasoned Logic, (P.E.A.R.L) the essence of the scientific method.

2. One who uses the scientific method.

 

2. Pearlist

 

A person who believes in the use of

Physical
Evidence
And
Reasoned
Logic

As opposed to a FLAWSist.

 

Sir, Do you believe in god?
Good grief no, I am a pearlist.

 

So a Pearlist is a specific kind of atheist.

 

An agnostic is an easy one. That is a person who is uncertain of the existence of God rather than an outright denier of God’s existence.

 

After reading Michael’s short list of who I should aim my pro-Christian toward, it seems to me that Michael falls into all the categories except agnostic.

 

Michael stipulates that “…to say an atheist believes that humanity is supreme is a fallacy.” Hmm … If one does not believe in the existence of God he must believe in something. To deny the belief in something is to say an atheist is brain dead. Michael thinks of himself as an informed rational educated intellectual; ergo Michael is not brain dead and I have to assume at least some atheists are as intellectual as Michael. In denying the existence in God an atheist must believe in some form of humanist ideology that elevates itself above religious faith. The conclusion then is that atheists believe humanity in its physical essence is supreme because only humanity has the sentience to measure and draw conclusions from that which is observable. Atheistic Humanistic Supremacism is a concept that is not a fallacy but an unfortunate reality.

 

Michael says: Science is not a deity so it cannot be worshipped. Science is merely the method by which we can prove things not unlike mathematics. It has a self-examining/reviewing factor to it and its success rate is very high. I am not saying I am a god, as this would be a delusion. Just as belief in an outer presence who controls and watches everything from beyond is a delusion.

 

Response: Well duh … science is not a deity. Nonetheless, it is on such a high pedestal in which objectivity is nearly deified (rather admitted or not) that science is a religion to godless atheists. Yes it would be a delusion to say you are a god, it would be delusional; however when one sets themselves as the arbiter of truth one makes oneself a god (wittingly or unwittingly). The denial of this self-aggrandizement is a delusion.

 

Michael says: I would consider myself a center left voter. In this you are right. I am educated. I help my community. I donate to charity. I don’t look down on other people for being gay or of another race. I don’t think women are worth less than a man, and I think they have the right to say what happens to their own bodies.

 

Response: I will pray for God’s mercy for being a center-left voter. Just teasing. I am certain there are many poor religious souls that vote on the left side of the political spectrum.

 

Michael you donate to charity. What kind of charities do you donate to? Perhaps Planned Parenthood (Margaret Sanger)? Or the SPLC? Or perhaps some LGBT organization (Good Preaching) that is a 501(3)c organization? I don’t know what your fancy is. I won’t look down on you for supporting baby murderers, Biblical Christian haters or morally ungodly people that have deluded themselves they have been born a homosexual or are confused about their sexuality even the equipment package born with pretty much deciphers the mystery. Perhaps you do not donate to any of these organizations above; nonetheless it is a fair educated guess that an atheist donates to like minded organizations. For an atheist that is fine. For a Biblical Christian it is reprehensible.

 

Michael says: I just don’t believe in an arcane Middle Eastern desert tribal god from the Bronze Age. I DO want however to keep the religious aspects out of schools. There is no place for this silly superstition in an advanced society. That being said if someone chooses to put on the shackles of faith on their own time and in their own space then they should feel free. It is their right.

 

Response: Ah, arcane. My God is only mysterious and obscure to hardened hearts that refuse to listen to the Good News to discover Deliverance from this dark age via the Redemptive act of Jesus Christ the Son of God (here’s a mystery: Father, Son and Holy Spirit – three persons are One God and Jesus is fully human and fully God and a Believer is a new creation in Christ Jesus while God is in the Believer). This is only arcane if one’s reason fails to comprehend there is more to existence than the material seen cosmos.

 

As an atheist you believe God Almighty is a mythical non-entity worshipped occasionally by a bunch of Hebrews that ousted polytheistic Canaanites. As a Christian God Almighty is the entirety of existence that began to reveal Himself through a bloodline that flowed through the Hebrews and then specifically through the Hebrew tribe of Judah and narrower through the bloodline of King David the son of Jesse of which the human part of the incarnated God Jesus came to Redeem humanity from Adam’s folly.

 

There are no shackles in Christ Jesus. There is life abundantly in Christ Jesus.

 

Michael says: It is also the right of the rest of the country NOT to be forced to deal with such things on a governmental and educational level.

 

Response: I completely agree! Religion should never be forced via government or education; however it is the right of individuals to exercise their faith in government and in education on a voluntary basis.

 

Michael says: As far as the founding fathers are concerned, you are completely mistaken. They did not in fact want Christianity to be the basis of our country. This is a myth propagated by the right and religious. Educated people know that the founding fathers believed that religion [was] not the way to go as the basis of a free and democratic society.

 

Response: Actually Michael you have been completely propagandized by Leftist revisionism. In case you failed to read the Founding Father quotes on Religion and Christianity here is a review:

 

George Washington

“I now make it my earnest prayer the God would have you and the State over which you preside, in His holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the field; and, finally, that he would be most graciously pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.” June 8, 1783 in a letter to the governors of the states on disbanding the army.

Thomas Jefferson

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” 1781, Query XVIII of his Notes on that State of Virginia.

“My views…are the result of a life of inquiry and reflection, and very different from the anti-christian system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions. To the corruptions of Christianity I am, indeed, opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian in the only sense in which he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines in preference to all others…” April 21, 1803 in a letter to Dr. Benjamin.

“The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend to all the happiness of man.”

“Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern which have come under my observation, none appears to me so pure as that of Jesus….I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus.”

James Madison (Known as the Father of the Constitution)

“Religion is the basis and Foundation of Government.” June 20, 1785

“It is not the talking but the walking and working person that is the true Christian.” In a manuscript on the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, Madison makes this statement.

“We have all been encouraged to feel in the guardianship and guidance of that Almighty Being, whose power regulates the destiny of nations.” March 4, 1809 Inaugural Address

“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity…to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” [1778 to the General Assembly of the State of Virginia]

There are more quotes – Check it out!

 

The sources are cited! You can follow the link and can read some more quotes. Educated people can read the original sources and comprehend just how much the Founding Fathers (even as Deists) valued Christian principles, Christian values and Christian morality.

 

Michael says: Even looking at European history this makes sense. Why would any group wanting to be free of a king and/or rule of a church want to restart a society with another at the help? That’s the stuff of pure fantasy.

 

Response: Michael you are demonstrating your religious blinders. Many Christians came to America for Religious Freedom to escape an established Church and the rule of law that forced taxes to support the established Church and to disqualify any non-State Churches from worshipping freely and openly. By the time of the Founding Fathers America had several Christian Denominations and some of these were indeed State Churches representative of each Colony that after victory would be a State within the federation of the USA. The First Amendment guarantees that all the Christian Denomination have Religious Freedom without fear of the Federal government establishing a State Church. As far as faith is concerned the Founding Fathers were concerned a Denomination would exercise more authority over a handful of Denominations and do with this with the sanction of the Federal government. The thinking was to keep government out of Christianity yet with Christianity being an influence on government. The writings and speeches of the Founding Fathers makes this quite clear! To believe otherwise is Leftist/atheist fantasy.

 

Michael says: The fact is most of the founding fathers were either, agnostic, atheist, members of the Hellfire Club, Free Masons, or any number of other non-Christian church believing groups. One rewrote the bible excluding all supernatural events. One mentioned we needed more lighthouses than churches because they at least served a purpose.

 

Response: Actually that which you call a fact is a presumption. A minority of the Founding Fathers might fit the Hellfire Club (Benjamin Franklin), agnostic or atheist description. AND it is evident the majority of Founding Fathers that were within the Freemasons believed in Christian Principles, Christian Values and Christian Values. Leftists, Church-State Separatists and atheists love it that a scholar Chris Rodda has refuted the scholarship of David Barton that promotes the history that America has Christian foundations. I find it typical of a Church-State Separatist to forget that the majority of the first colonists to the Americas came as Christians to establish some form of Christian utopia separate from the persecution of State Churches from Europe. Rodda goes right into the controversy of the level of Christianity practiced by the Founding Fathers which led thirteen American colonies to become the United States of America.

 

Certainly Barton skews his scholarship toward a pro-Christian point of view on the Founding Fathers. Criticizing of this and not realizing that scholars like Chris Rodda are also skewing scholarship to the Leftist point of view is a bit hypocritical. Let’s look at one Rodda’s confident writings skewering Barton on the issue of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship (Tripoli) signed in 1797 by President John Adams.

 

Article XI of the treaty provides language that at first sight justifies Leftists’ and atheists’ view of absolute secularism in America’s founding:

 

As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, … (Bold Emphasis SlantRight)

 

This is the part that is quoted by the Leftist view of history. Now let’s look at the entire article:

 

As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion,-as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen,-and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries. (Bold Emphasis SlantRight)

 

The Constitution of the United States of America in the First Amendment forbids Congress to establish a State Church; ergo America is a Secular Nation with a Christian cultural heritage. The treaty was signed with a State that had an established religion in Islam; however note the wording implies the secular USA has no beef with any Muslim (Musselmen) or Mehomitan (Muslim) nation. Article XI merely states that this treaty is not between religious faiths but rather between a non-established Church secular State of the USA and those of the Muslim faith or nations embracing the Muslim faith.

 

Rodda comes after Barton because he erroneously cited President Washington as the signer of the treaty. So what? It still doesn’t change the fact that the treaty is between the USA where there is no established Christian religion (i.e. Denomination) and a nation (specifically Morocco) or nations wholly devoted to Islam. Adam’s is not repudiating Christianity!

 

Rodda does not address the obvious of the context of Article XI, rather she diverts attention to scholarly misquotes and to an obscure document found by David Barton. The only Rodda proves is that his scholarly acumen in citing who said what was slipshod, she does not prove the actual quotes in context are wrong. It is amazing that someone said the things quoted by Barton  but not to who Barton attributed the quote. Rodda ignores the fact the data is still there. It only means Rodda has a better grasp of what pleases academia than Barton. Rodda shows that Barton would not have gotten his PhD in history because of sloppy mechanics not because of sloppy conclusions.

 

Michael says: Thomas Paine, the man Tea Partiers tout because of the pamphlet “Common Sense”, also wrote one of the most important books on religion in the last few centuries. This book was called “The Age of Reason”. I urge you to read this.

 

Response: Thomas Paine was an awesome Pamphleteer and nothing else. He only lived in America one year before his pen inspired Americans to support the Revolution and to break away from Britain. He was a radical even among American Deists. Check this out from The History Guide:

 

 

Paine settled in Philadelphia where he soon began a new career as a journalist. He contributed articles to the Pennsylvania Magazine on a wide range of topics. Thus on January 10, 1776, he published a short pamphlet, Common Sense, which immediately established his reputation as a revolutionary propagandist. Although he had only been in America less than a year, Paine committed himself to the cause of American independence. He attacked monarchical government and the alleged virtues of the British constitution, opposing any reconciliation with Great Britain. He also urged an immediate declaration of independence and the establishment of a republican constitution.

 

Paine was convinced that the American Revolution  was a crusade for a superior political system and that America was ultimately unconquerable. He did as much as any writer could to encourage resistance and to inspire faith in the Continental Army. I essays published in the Pennsylvania Journal under the heading “Crisis,” Paine attacked the faint-hearted, campaigned for a more efficient federal and state tax system to meet the costs of war, and encouraged the belief that Britain would eventually recognize American independence.

 

Often tactless, Paine provoked considerable controversy. He was invariable hard-pressed for money and had to depend upon the generosity of his American friends and the occasional reward from the French envoy in America. When the War came to an end, his financial position was so precarious that he had to campaign to obtain recompense from the government. Congress eventually rewarded him $3000. Pennsylvania granted him ?00 in cash, while New York proved more generous and gave him a confiscated Loyalist farm at New Rochelle.

 

After American independence had been won, Paine played no part in the establishment of the new republic. Instead, he busied himself trying to invent a smokeless candle and devising an iron bridge.

 

 

… Burke’s resistance to the French Revolution inspired Paine to write his most influential work, the Rights of Man (Part I in 1791, Part II in 1792). In Part I, Paine urged political rights for all men because of their natural equality in the sight of God. All forms of hereditary government, including the British constitution, were condemned because they were based on farce or force. Only a democratic republic could be trusted to protect the equal political rights of all men. Part II was even more radical for Paine argued for a whole program of social legislation to deal with the shocking condition of the poor. His popularity sounded the alarm and he was forced to leave Britain in September 1792. He was condemned in his absence and declared an outlaw.

 

Paine immediately immersed himself in French affairs for the next ten years although he still hoped to see a revolution in Britain. In his Letter Addressed to the Addressers of the Late Proclamation (London, 1792), he rejected the policy of appealing to parliament for reform and instead urged British radicals to call a national convention to establish a republican form of government.

 

In August 1792, Paine was made a French citizen and a month later was elected to the National Convention. Since he did not speak French, and had to have his speeches read for him, Paine did not make much of an impact on the Convention. His association with the moderate republicans (Girondins) made him suspect in the Jacobin camp. In January 1793, he alienated many extremists by opposing the execution of Louis XVI. When military defeat fanned Jacobinism into hysteria, he fell victim to the Terror. From December 28, 1793, until November 4, 1794, he was incarcerated in Luxembourg prison until the intercession of the new American minister, James Monroe, secured his release.

 

During his imprisonment, Paine embarked on his third influential work, The Age of Reason (London and Boston, 1794-95). A deist manifesto to the core, Paine acknowledged his debt to Newton and declared that nature was the only form of divine revelation, for God had clearly established a uniform, immutable and eternal order throughout creation. Paine rejected Christianity, denied that the Bible was the revealed word of God, condemned many of the Old Testament stories as immoral and claimed that the Gospels were marred by discrepancies. There was nothing really that new in Paine’s argument, but the bitterness of his attack on the Christian churches and his attempt to preach deism to the masses made him more enemies than before.

 

After wearing out his welcome in Paris, Paine finally returned to America in October 1802 and was well-received by Thomas Jefferson. Increasingly neglected and ostracized, Paine’s last years were marked by poverty, poor health and alcoholism. When he died in New York on June 8, 1809, he was virtually an outcast. Since he could not be buried in consecrated ground, he was laid to rest n a corner of his small farm in New Rochelle.

 

Paine never established a political society or organization and was not responsible for a single reforming measure. His achievements were all with his pen so it is difficult to accurately assess his influence. Although he spent more than ten years in France, he had very little influence on the course of the French Revolution. He did not really understand the Revolution and therefore had little impact on its intellectual foundations. Indeed, to the Jacobins on the far left, Paine appeared as too moderate and faint-hearted.

 

Paine’s political influence was greatest in England. In intellectual terms, his Rights of Man was his greatest political work and was certainly the best-selling radical political tract in late 18th century England. Before Paine, British radicals sought a reform of Parliament which would grant to all men the vote for members of the House of Commons. In his Rights of Man, Paine abandoned this approach and, rejecting the lessons of history, maintained that each age had the right to establish a political system which satisfied its needs. He rested his case on the moral basis of the natural equality of men in the sight of God. Since government is a necessary evil that men accepted as a means of protecting their natural rights (cf. John Locke), the only legitimate government was that established by a contract between all members of society and one in which all men preserved all their natural rights, except the individual right to use force. Paine argued rationally that all men had an equal claim to political rights and that government must rest on the ultimate sovereignty of the people.

 

Thomas Paine was not so universally liked by the Founding Fathers. Paine was a hero propagandist for the Revolutionary War but his radicalism so intense that he was lucky he had a nation to go to die. There are several links on this The History Guide page of Thomas Paine’s works. If you read The Age of Reason that Michael suggests to read you will discover that Paine had no affinity for organized Christianity; however even Paine’s Deism points to Christianity for principles, values and morals of a nation.

 

Michael Says: The motto you refer to was made in the 50’s when white Christians were the majority. I don’t believe this motto is very constitutional. It should be struck down and the secularist motto the founders originally created should be reinstated.

 

Response: I admit “One Nation Under God” is a 1950s act of Congress. I find it interesting that Michael uses the race card as the reason for the passage of the motto. This is fascinated because Black Americans in the 1950s attending religious services were overwhelmingly Christian. I sincerely doubt Black Christians would have condemned the National Motto even during the last days of American segregation. Reverend Martin Luther King was in the nascent days of his ministry. I am convinced King would have supported the National Motto.

 

At any rate One Nation Under God is not so much the National motto as it is a phrase inserted into the Pledge of Allegiance in the 1950s. The Pledge history is fascinating and evolving. The Pledge was written by a Socialist (aka Leftist) Christian Minister by the name of Francis Bellamy in 1892. The original Pledge looked like this:

 

“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

 

In 1923 The Pledge was amended to this:

 

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

 

In 1954 WWII hero President Eisenhower was confronted with godless Soviet Communism at the beginnings of the Cold War. Over the objection of Bellamy’s daughter the phrase “Under God” was added to one nation. Leftist activist Judges had not began whittling away the true meaning of the First Amendment yet and Americans as a whole perceived themselves as citizens of a nation of Christians in the 1950s. Radical Left Wing politics of Socialism, Marxism and Communism were and should still be perceived as belief systems that erode American culture rather than enhancing American culture.

 

Then there is the history of the actual National Motto: In God we Trust.

 

America declared its independence from Britain in 1776. After the victory of the Revolutionary War the Founding Fathers realized that the liberated Thirteen Colonies needed a bit more cohesion to survive independence from future threats to American Liberty. Hence the Constitutional Convention ratified a constitution in 1787 for the Thirteen former Colonies to say yea or nay. New Hampshire became the ninth State (6-21-1788) to ratify the Constitution thus establishing a Federal Union in which the four last States would eventually join. By 1790 the last hold-out Rhode Island joined the Union.

 

The time is important because the motto In God we Trust is derived from the National Anthem written at the end of the War of 1812 in the year 1814 a mere 26 years after the Constitution. Francis Scott Key was the author of the National Anthem and the part of the lyrics that became the National Motto are these:

 

“…And this be our motto: In God is our trust. And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” (Bold emphasis SlantRight)

 

The Star Spangled Banner became the National Anthem in 1931 by an act of Congress:

 

“The Star-Spangled Banner” was officially made the national anthem by Congress in 1931, although it already had been adopted as such by the army and the navy.

 

Even though Congress did not officially institutionalize the National Anthem and the National Motto until the 20th century, both had an unofficial use by taxpayer supported government entities from the early days of the Republic.

 

In a letter dated 11-20-1861 by Secretary of Treasury Salmon P. Chase to Director of the Mint James Pollock to incorporate a godly motto on American coinage:

 

Dear Sir: No nation can be strong except in the strength of God, or safe except in His defense. The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins. You will cause a device to be prepared without unnecessary delay with a motto expressing in the fewest and tersest words possible this national recognition. It was found that the Act of Congress dated January 18, 1837, prescribed the mottoes and devices that should be placed upon the coins of the United States.” (Bold emphasis SlantRight)

The point is the Federal government within all Branches of Executive, Legislative and even the Judiciary did not challenge the constitutionality of Christian terminology on Federal coins and currency in the earliest days of the American Republic.

 

Michael writes about what he calls the original National Motto: E Pluribus Unum – Out of many, one. This is one side of the Great Seal of the United States. I am a bit surprised that Michael did not mention the flip side of the Great Seal: Novus Ordo Seclorum – New Order of the Ages. Conspiracy Theorists like New World Order better.

 

John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson were assigned the task of developing a design for the Great Seal. Check out the process that ended up being one of the mottos of the Great Seal:

 

 

In July 1776, almost immediately after signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson were tasked with designing a seal and motto for the new nation.  In August John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, that he had proposed the “Choice of Hercules” as the image for the seal.  Adams believed that individuals should choose to lead moral personal lives and to devote themselves to civic duty, and he preferred a secular allegory for that moral lesson.

 

The other two committee members proposed images that drew on Old Testament teachings, but neither shared the beliefs of those today who assert the role of God in our national government.  Benjamin Franklin, a deist who did not believe in the divinity of Christ, proposed “Moses lifting up his Wand, and dividing the Red Sea, and Pharaoh, in his Chariot overwhelmed with the Waters.”  This motto he believed, captured the principle that “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God.”

 

Thomas Jefferson, … envisioned “The Children of Israel in the Wilderness, led by a Cloud by day, and a Pillar of Fire by night, and on the other Side Hengist and Horsa, the Saxon Chiefs, from whom We claim the Honour of being descended and whose Political Principles and Form of Government We have assumed.” …

 

The three men worked in consultation with an artist, Eugène Pierre Du Simitière, who rejected all of the ideas of the three committee members.  His own first attempt was also rejected by Congress.  It would take years and several more committees before Congress would approve the final design, still in use today, of an American bald eagle clutching thirteen arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other.

 

Only the motto “E Pluribus Unum” (“from many, one”) survived from the committee on which Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin had served.  All had agreed on that motto from the beginning. (“In God We Trust” or “E Pluribus Unum”? The Founding Fathers Preferred the Latter Motto,” By Thomas A. Foster; HNN 11-8-11)

 

Note that the Deist concept of Christianity appears to be the emphasis; nonetheless it is Christian symbolism involved in the thought process leading to E Pluribus Unum.

 

The last part of Michael’s comment is something already addressed in this response which Michael starts utilizing pejorative language toward the intelligence of Christian.

 

JRH 2/4/12

Stand With Paul Fields August 30


IST Radical Muslim Ties

 

John R. Houk

© August 20, 2011

 

Attention to those who live around the Tulsa, OK metropolitan area!

 

ACT for America is sponsoring a rally for Paul Fields a Tulsa Police Department Officer unjustly punished for refusing to attend a Police appreciation day event at the Islamic Society of Tulsa (IST) Mosque. I understand that Fields was suspended without pay and demoted for refusing to attend the Mosque. IST is closely associated with the Muslim Brotherhood which is a radical Muslim branch of Islam, you know, the kind of Islam that wishes Muslims to follow a purist ideology which is largely responsible for Islamic terrorism today.

 

KNOWING this about IST and that Chief Chuck Jordan punished Paul Fields for refusing to attend a meeting at a Mosque associated with Radical Islam and knowing that IST was going to embark on a proselytizing Islamic message, Fields was fully within his Constitutional rights inherent in the First Amendment to refuse attendance WITHOUT an expectation of retribution.

 

WE MUST SHOW SUPPORT for Paul Fields by showing up to this rally in Tulsa, OK sponsored by ACT for America!

 

JRH 8/20/11

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Action Alert: Help us Mobilize the Largest Crowd Possible

 

By Kelly Cook, National Field Director

Sent by ACT for America

Sent: 8/19/2011 4:42 PM

 

Help us Mobilize the Largest Crowd Possible For Police Captain Paul Fields At the Tulsa Rally on August 30

 

On Tuesday, August 30th, ACT! for America Executive Director Guy Rodgers and National Field Director Kelly Cook will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for our rally calling for the full reinstatement of Captain Paul Fields.

As you are probably aware, Captain Fields has been significantly punished by the Tulsa Police Dept for respectfully declining to attend a mandatory Friday afternoon indoctrination in a local Mosque. There was no call for police protection, only a mandate that the officers attend the Islamic worship service. It only became a mandatory requirement after Fields declined the initial “voluntary” request that he be there!

Can you imagine what would have happened if a Muslim police officer had been required to attend a Sunday morning worship service at a Christian church? The “politically correct” would have come unhinged—and frankly that is why this would never happen. The double standard on display here is breathtaking.

Captain Fields’ First Amendment rights have been violated. We refuse to stand by and let a good man be punished for simply following his personal convictions!

Will you join us in Tulsa to support this great man?

If you live in the area, plan to be in the area, or can travel from where you live, please join us for this important event!

 

***Action Items***

 

·       If you have friends or family who live in the area, or anyone you can think of who might be interested, please forward this email to them and encourage them to attend.

 

·       Bring a creative but respectful sign! Use your imagination. Here are a few suggestions:

 

o   “Personal Convictions Matter”

 

o   “Reinstate Captain Fields”

 

o   “We’re Standing With You Captain Fields”

 

o   “No More Double Standards”

 

o   “Freedom of Religion is Still in the Bill of Rights”

 

·       Contact your local church and encourage them to bring a busload to the rally!

 

o   Click Here for our press release. Give this to your church and ask that it be posted in the church.

 

o   Forward this email to your local church.

 

·       Bring a car load with you! Call your friends. Bring your kids—show them what it’s like to be an American and that it sometimes costs us time and energy to preserve our precious freedoms! Have fun! See event details below.

 

·       Thoughts on media at the event. If approached by a reporter, we respectfully ask that you refer them to one of the guest speakers at the event. Some in the media are quite adept at molding a “story” to reinforce their pre-conceived narrative.

 

Thank you for your serious consideration in helping us support Captain Fields. Rest assured the officials of the City of Tulsa (and cities across the nation!) will be watching. It is critical that we have a large show of support. We must send a message that people of conviction will be supported wherever injustice is served.

 

Here are the details:

WHEN: 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WHERE: Chapman Centennial Green Park, 600 S. Main St, Tulsa

After the rally, we will walk the five blocks to City Hall and deliver the petition to Mayor Dewey Bartlett, who appointed Chuck Jordan to Tulsa Chief of Police last November. At that time Guy Rodgers will take questions from the media.

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Stand With Paul Fields August 30

John R. Houk

© August 20, 2011

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Action Alert: Help us Mobilize the Largest Crowd Possible

 

ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.

Tulsa Police Chief Supports Radical Islamic Mosque


Paul Fields TPD

John R. Houk

© June 18, 2011

 

This is outrageous! A Mosque in Tulsa, OK invited members of the Tulsa Police Department to come to a “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day”. The Police Chief Charles Jordan presented this invitation as voluntary to the rank and file. A sign-up form was placed to gage how many TPD Officers would show up.

 

Hardly anyone signed up to attend.

 

Apparently the Police Chief felt the pressure of political correctness and – God forbid – that the TPD insult a group of Muslims in a Mosque in Tulsa. Thus Charles Jordan made participation at the Islamic Society of Tulsa “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” mandatory.

 

Captain Paul Williams chose not to attend based on his religious convictions. Williams is not a Muslim. The Appreciation Day info implied that would be a Friday sermon that would be of a proselytizing nature.

 

It is one thing to attend Islamic dawa (equivalent to Christian Evangelism) voluntarily and quite the other thing to be forced to go. It is even worse to be forced to go as an agent of the City Government. This is obviously a huge violation of American Civil Rights especially as it pertains to Religious Freedom and the tax payer supported City Government forcing city employees to listen to religious advocacy INVOLUNTARILY.

 

If you have read any of my writings you would be aware that I am not a big fan of the Courts’ 20th and 21st century interpretation of the First Amendment regarding the State and Religion (with Religion being the practices of Christian sects or Denominations according to Original Intent).

 

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. (From Cornell University Law School)

 

Since about the middle of the 20th century through the present, the American judiciary has defined “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” to mean all aspects of religion and government cannot intermingle. Thus for example prayer in School or at graduation has been fought by Leftists because religion should not occur on tax payer supported functions or property.

 

There is NO PLACE in the First Amendment that says Religion and Government should not intermingle for the good of the community. The First Amendment simply relates that the Government (really the Congress of the Federal Government) cannot establish a State Religion in which American citizens must support typically through some sort of taxation.

 

And another thing! The Original Intent of the Founding Fathers envisioned “religion” to be Christianity. A majority of Americans in the Thirteen Original States were members of various Christian Churches. Religion did not indicate the consideration of other non-Christian religions such as Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism or the numerous religions that existed at the time the U.S. Constitution was written and then ratified. I should have mentioned Judaism as well; however in my rarified Christian theology, Judaism and Christianity are tightly connected. And I do realize that many Christian Denominations and Jewish sects (Orthodox, Conservative, Reformed etc.) would not agree that there is a close connection between Christianity and Judaism that is just my perspective.

 

On the other hand the First Amendment would prevent the Tulsa Police Department as an agent of tax payers to force Officers to attend Islamic religious practices in a Mosque or any location for that matter. Now it is the duty of the TPD to protect and serve Muslims, Christians, Secularists, atheists and so on. Protecting and serving is quite different from participating in a religious service.

 

The Islamic Society of Tulsa “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” took place on March 4, 2011. Captain Paul Fields refused to attend. Police Chief Charles Jordan took disciplinary action against Captain Fields.

 

Fields endured two weeks suspension without pay, a transfer to another division that is in a part of Tulsa in which drugs and thugs are rampant AND was told an internal investigation would occur. All because Captain Fields exercised his First Amendment rights of Religious Freedom and an unwillingness to attend as a government agent of the tax payers.

 

I urge your support for the legal battle of Captain Paul Fields. A Civil Suit win means the City Government cannot bully its employees into actions that might be against their religious beliefs. The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) has taken on the legal representation of Paul Fields. You can donate to the Fields cause at the DONATION page. In the comment section at the bottom of the donation page you can leave a comment to specify you are donating for Captain Paul Fields of the Tulsa Police Department.

 

Deluge the TPD and Police Chief Charles (Chuck) Jordan with protests to this unconstitutional action by mail and email:

 

Address:

600 Civic Center, Suite 303

Tulsa, OK 74103

 

Phone:

918-596-9328

 

Email:

TPDChief@ci.tulsa.ok.us

 

ACT for America emailed the details of Captain Paul Fields plight with the TPD and is calling for Chapter support to raise support for the civil suit and exposing the Islamic Society of Tulsa. I should join a Tulsa chapter but as yet I have not. Regardless on a personal basis I have been a huge supporter of ACT for America and their efforts to educate Americans about the nature of radical Islam in America. This is one of those cases. The Islamic Society of Tulsa is closely aligned to unindicted co-conspirators Council on American-Islamic Relations and Islamic Society of North America as being involved with the convicted terrorist supporting members of the now Holy Land Foundation.

 

The ACT for America email includes a petition to sign and an excerpt of a WND article (which I will post in its entirety at the end of this post at SlantRight 2.0) detailing how TPD is squelching Paul Fields’ rights and the Islamist nature of the Islamic Society of Tulsa.

 

JRH 6/18/11

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Tulsa, Oklahoma Outrage

 

By Kelly Cook

National Field Director

Sent Jun 17, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Chapter Leader and Volunteer Action Alert

Forward Today’s National Email to Your
Chapter/Personal Contact Lists!!

 

Today’s national email regarding Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields and his unjust treatment underscores a couple of major reasons as to why ACT! for America exists:

 

1) If we don’t come to this innocent man’s defense, who will?

 

2) If the Tulsa Police Department can get away with such an injustice, who’s next

I urge you in the strongest terms possible, please forward today’s national email (see below) to your chapter and/or personal email contact lists. Do not assume there is a significant overlap in names between these email lists. Many will see it for the first time as a result of you forwarding it on!

We are highly impressed with the response rate to this petition so far today! (At least 1,200 names per hour.) It is clearly striking a chord and we need to maximize the exposure it gets. The more names that are generated, the higher the pressure we can exert on the Tulsa Police Department.

If we receive enough signers on the petition, we will schedule a press conference in Tulsa in a couple of weeks, hold a rally for supporters of Captain Fields and publicly demand that he is completely restored to the original status he held before this injustice occurred.

Thanks for accomplishing this simple task for this most deserving police officer!

Cut and paste below this line to your email lists now!

 

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Police Captain Suspended Without Pay

He refused to attend proselytizing event at Muslim Brotherhood-connected Islamic center

Sign our petition calling for his reinstatement!

 

Dear Friend,

Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields was recently suspended for two weeks without pay because, according to the WorldNetDaily story below (highlights added), he refused to attend a “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” event at the Islamic Society of Tulsa—an event that was nothing more than Islamic proselytizing.

As you read the story below, we’re sure you’ll feel as outraged as we are by this assault on Captain Fields’ rights!

Please read and sign our petition calling for his reinstatement, and then forward it to everyone you know. Let’s expose to America the unconstitutional and politically correct actions of Captain Fields’ superiors!

At the appropriate time we will hand deliver the petition to the Tulsa police department. If the response to the petition is strong enough, we’ll hold a rally and news conference in front of police headquarters to put the heat on them. So please sign the petition today!

If the Tulsa police department’s leadership can get away with this, what’s next? Requiring all government officials to attend Friday services at a local mosque?

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WorldNetDaily Exclusive
Policeman sues over orders to attend Islamic prayer
City accused of being ‘complicit’ in Muslim Brotherhood jihad plan

 

By Bob Unruh

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=278589

 

 

A Tulsa, Okla., police captain is suing his chief and the city after he was demoted and targeted by an internal investigation for refusing orders to attend an event featuring lessons in Islam, a tour and a prayer service at a mosque linked to an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror financing trial.

The legal action has been brought by attorneys with the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Paul Fields.

Named as defendants are the city, police chief Charles W. Jordan and deputy chief Alvin Daryl Webster. WND requests for comment did not generate a response from the defendants.

The lawsuit focuses on the officer’s constitutional and civil rights, and besides a resolution of Fields’ concerns, it seeks an injunction preventing “enforcement of defendants’ unconstitutional acts, policies, practices, procedures and/or customs.”

At issue is a solicitation by officials in the Tulsa Police Department for officers to attend a “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” organized by the Islamic Society of Tulsa. The invitation said the officers would be given tours of the mosque, meet the mosque’s leadership, be given presentations of “beliefs, human rights, women” and “watch the 2-2:45 weekly congregational prayer service.”

While at first the police administration’s recommendation for attendance at the event appeared to be voluntary – there was a voluntary signup list – the law firm said when officers refused to respond, the managers made it a required event.

Find out what other plans there are for the U.S., in “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America”

 

The day “had nothing to do with any official police function. It clearly fell outside of the police department’s policy on community policing, and based on comments made by police department officials in a closed door meeting, it was not ‘community outreach’ as it has been previously portrayed,” the law firm explained.

“Rather, it included a mosque tour, meetings with local Muslims and Muslim leadership, observing a ‘weekly prayer service,’ and lectures on Islamic ‘beliefs,'” the Thomas More Law Center explained. “The event was scheduled for Friday, March 4, 20011 – Friday being the ‘holy day’ or ‘Sabbath’ for Islam. In fact, the event was originally voluntary, but when not enough officers were willing to attend, it became mandatory.”

 

The lawsuit alleges, “The event held by the Islamic Society involved Islamic proselytizing. The Islamic Society event was advertised as including Islamic proselytizing, and it in fact resulted in the proselytizing of city police officers who attended the event.”

The issue of Islamic law, or Shariah, infiltration into the United States is drawing increasing attention. Several state legislative efforts already have developed, including in Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida, to prevent judges from applying Shariah, which includes penalties such as beheading for leaving Islam, in the government’s court systems.

Last year in Oklahoma, voters with a 70-percent majority approved such a ban, but U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange blocked it after the Council on American-Islamic Relations argued the move was “anti-Islam.”

The issue also is the subject of a lawsuit in Michigan, where city officials in Dearborn are accused of allowing Shariah to be used to block Christians from discussing their faith at the city-sponsored Arab Fest. Under Shariah, it is illegal for a Muslim to convert to another faith.

 

The March edition of “Whistleblower” magazine, titled “Know Thine Enemy,”

 

also shows how the Muslim Brotherhood, – “the shadowy, transnational Islamist parent organization of al-Qaida and Hamas – is committed not only to filling the growing leadership vacuum in the Arab world, but also, through its many proxies within the U.S., to impose the Quran and Shariah law right here in America.”

The report reveals details about key U.S. front organizations for Shariah, about the Muslim Brotherhood’s “project” for North America, how Muslim groups are influencing judges, members of Congress and others and how Barack Obama’s “appointments, statements, lawsuits” show “a strong and troubling affinity for Islam.”

According to the new Tulsa lawsuit, images of some police officers appeared later in a publicity photograph used by the mosque to promote “Islam classes for Non-Muslims.”

The Thomas More Law Center, which already is involved in other litigation defending the religious freedom of Christians as well as “countering the infiltration of radical Muslims in America,” said it was working with Tulsa attorney Scott Wood to defend Fields’ “constitutional right not to become a propaganda prop for the local mosque.”

 

Fields had responded to the order to appear for the tour, prayer and other mosque events with a written notice stating: “Please consider this email my official notification to the Tulsa Police Department and the city of Tulsa that I intend not to follow this directive, nor require any of my subordinates to do so if they share similar religioius convictions.”

Webster then ordered Fields into a meeting where he was handed an order transferring him to the Mingo Valley Division, an area known for drug activity, as well as a notification of an internal investigation of Fields.

The lawsuit explains that the Tulsa Islamic Society is “Shariah-adherent,” meaning that it teaches Islamic law must control “all matters of life, politics, and religious law.”

“Consequently, the religion of Islam is not merely one segment of life; it regulates life completely, from the social and the political to the diplomatic, economic, and military. The combination of religion and politics as a unified, indefeasible whole is the foundation of Islam, an inseparable political/religious doctrine of Islamic governments, and the basis of Muslim loyalties. In this respect, the theo-political doctrine of Islam is contrary to the dictates of the First Amendment’s religion clauses,” the lawsuit explains.

 

[SlantRight Editor: It is at this point the ACT for America points to the WMD article to read the rest; however I am continuing the rest of the article.]

 

“In an Islamic context there is no such thing as a separate secular authority and secular law, since religion and state are one. Essentially, the Islamic state as conceived by orthodox Muslims is a religious entity established under divine law.”

 

The suit notes that under Islam, there are members of the House of Islam and “infidels,” whom it teaches eventually all will submit to Islam.

 

Thus, the “Appreciation Day” was no more than an opportunity “to promote what Shariah-adherents such as the Muslim Brotherhood have described as ‘civilization jihad,'” the lawsuit said.

 

The complaint also notes the Tulsa organization is affiliated with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America – both “unindicted, co-conspirators and/or joint venturers in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial.”

 

ISNA, the case explains, is the “largest Muslim brotherhood front in North America.”

 

And the Tulsa organization has had featured speakers including Imam Siraj Wahhaj, who is “a Shariah-adherent Muslim who promotes the destruction of Western civilization and the creation of an Islamic caliphate,” according to the lawsuit.

 

“Defendants have never forced under penalty of adverse employment consequences any officer in the police department to attend any event involving Christianity or a Christian church that was not a call for service nor organized by the City Police Department as a function of Community Policing,” the lawsuit said. “Defendants actions … favored the religious beliefs and convictions of Muslims over those of non-Muslims.”

 

The requirement also created a government sponsorship of Islam, the complaint said.

 

The suit cites alleged violations of the First Amendment freedom exercise of religion, freedom of association, the establishment clause and equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

 

“The city of Tulsa police department and its highest ranking officials are not only willfully blind to the threat that Shariah (Islamic law) poses in their own community, they are willfully blind to the fundamental rights that our very own Constitution provides to its American citizens, including Capt. Fields,” said Robert Muise, senior trial counsel for the TMLC. “In effect, as the amended complaint sets out in greater detail, the city’s police department and its officials are unwittingly complicit in the Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘civilization jihadist’ process, to the detriment of one of its most loyal and competent police officers.”

 

In a recent commentary, David Kupelian, editor of Whistleblower magazine, noted that President Obama’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, recently downplayed the influence and ambitions of the Muslim Brotherhood, referring to the “dedicated Islamist group” as “largely secular.”

 

“Since the Obama administration apparently has such a difficult time thinking logically about anything, let’s reduce the facts of Shariah and the Muslim Brotherhood down to a simple, inescapable, purely logical syllogism: Shariah – Islamic law – is unspeakably cruel, barbaric and inhuman,” he explained. “The Muslim Brotherhood is unalterably dedicated to imposing Shariah on the entire world, with a special emphasis on America. Therefore, the Muslim Brotherhood is America’s enemy.”

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Tulsa Police Chief Supports Radical Islamic Mosque

John R. Houk

© June 18, 2011

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Tulsa, Oklahoma Outrage

 

ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.

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Policeman sues over orders to attend Islamic prayer

 

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Free Speech Comes to Dearbornistan


John R. Houk

© June 1, 2011

 

Dearborn, MI was once a powerhouse of automobile and machine building plants in America. I know we call Detroit the Motorcity but a lot of the workers either worked in Detroit suburbs or lived in Detroit suburbs. Auto magnate Henry Ford brought car mass production to Dearborn. Indeed Dearborn is the city Henry Ford died in.

 

Dearborn is quickly becoming known as a place of growing radical Islamic population. Hence many bloggers including myself have referred to the city as Dearbornistan rather than Dearborn. The Muslim population for Dearborn is immense as this pro-Dearbornistan Muslim article does show.

 

Recently a Christian from Sudan – George Saieg – was arrested for distributing Christian tracks on the public sidewalks of Dearborn. He sued Dearborn for violating his Free Speech Rights. Saieg lost the suit in Federal Court. The Good News though is this: Saieg won a 2-1 split decision from the Sixth Appellate Court.

 

Finally, Stealth Jihad via creeping Sharia Law has taken a hit in the Federal Judicial System. The corrupt City Hall and Chief of Police of Dearborn have been validating a nose-thumbing at the U.S. Constitution First Amendment guaranteeing religious freedom and freedom of speech for some time to allow the intolerance of Sharia Law to be practiced.

 

You can watch an example of the Dearborn Storm Troopers violating the First Amendment HERE.

 

ACT for America sent a copy of an Andrew Bostom article writing about Saieg’s judicial victory in Appellate Court.

 

JRH 6/1/11

Repealing DADT Hampers Chaplains’ Religious Freedom


Jesus Button - Its That Easy

John R. Houk

© October 31, 2010

 

The Administration of President Barack Hussein Obama is closing in on Secular Humanist and Homosexual Activist dream in the U.S. Military; i.e. the repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT).

 

In a relatively short amount of time in 2010 a Federal Judge repealed DADT as unconstitutional followed closely by a stay of the Federal Judge’s order by the Ninth Circuit Appellate Court until the Appeals process follows its legal rounds. Legally President BHO can DADT by a stroke of a pen; however the President already seeing a Conservative voter tilt, has elected to say Congress has to pass a repeal of DADT.

 

So DADT is currently in limbo with most of the MSM and American Leftists expecting the repeal as if it is set in stone. Somehow the Dem majority in the Senate did not cooperate with the Dem House’s yea vote to repeal. Those in the military that enforce law and regulations are thus in a quandary to DADT enforcement.

 

Whatever the reasons DADT has not been repealed and should be enforced until it is officially maintained or repealed. Weighing in the continuing DADT argument are a group of retired military Chaplains who have complained that if DADT is repealed new military regulations could challenge the First Amendment of the Free Exercise of religion among current Chaplains. Also in stating a point these retired Chaplains explain they have sent a letter of petition rather than active duty Chaplains for fear of being Court Marshaled for insubordination.

 

The retired Chaplains petition to President BHO and to Secretary of Defense Gates is based that on the fear of preaching homosexuality is a Biblical sin message could lead to a Chaplain Court Marshal for either disobeying regulations against speaking out against homosexuality or defying orders not to speak out against homosexuality.

 

This is a legitimate fear because of the powerful intermingling homosexual activists and Leftists who would jump on a bandwagon of accusing the military of allowing hate-speech and bigotry. After all, Secular Humanist/Leftist ideology had prevented Military Chaplains from paying in the name of Jesus. Navy Chaplain Lt Gordon Klingenschmitt was Court Marshaled for defying Orders forbidding him to pray in the Name of Jesus. Can you imagine if a Chaplain was Court Marshaled by the Military for the basic Christian tenet of “Praying in Jesus’ Name, then imagine what would happen to a Chaplain that followed his conviction preaching on the sin of homosexuality?

 

Support Retired Chaplains Giving Voice to Active Chaplains

 

JRH 10/31/10 (Hat Tip: Solid Snake)