But when I was silent and still,
not even saying anything good,
my anguish increased.
My heart grew hot within me,
and as I meditated, the fire burned;
then I spoke with my tongue.† Ė Psalm 39:2-3
Normally, I just question the motives of politicians Ė all brands of them.† I question their intellectual capacity too.† Not that I consider myself particularly brighter than any of them, but often I feel more in touch with our country and its place in world events than the grasp I see demonstrated by many politicians.† Either they are completely ignorant or by choice they ignore reality in favor of politics or for some other self-absorbed motive.† Now, I have reached the point of questioning the sanity of some of them as well.† Not only is the Rosie O. mentality available to us on television, its also coming to us from the halls of Congress and directly from the lips of Granny Nan, a.k.a. Madam Speaker.
Itís Easter and itís supposed to be a time of renewal.† Itís the time for Christians to revisit the basis for our religion, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.† Itís Spring.† Flowers are blooming, trees are budding and new weeds have invaded the lawn.† Over here in Wild Wonderful, global warming reared its ugly head.† Many of our flowering trees, like Dogwoods are losing their blooms to an Easter freeze.† Thereís no shortage of people that take on the environment as their religion.† There is also no shortage of them to tell you that Christianity, the resurrection and the Holy Bible are just myths and folklore.† People like Rosie O. and other entertainers hope to put Christianity in the closet and bring their deviant behavior out of it.† They tell us what we believe is myth, although well documented historically, and expect us to accept that the lives they follow are steeped in reality.† Reality?† From people who earn their living pretending.
As you can see, Iím a bit scatter brained today, but with
some luck I might tie a couple of thoughts together.† The Pastorís sermon this morning was rather
matter of fact.† The title of it was Should We Close Up Shop?† He spoke about the
Isnít there also a basis for our country?† One that we should examine periodically and decide whether itís valid.† Do we live up to our stated purpose found in the Declaration of Independence?† Our laws based on our Constitution?
The Logan Act makes it a felony and provides for a prison sentence of up to three years for any American, "without authority of the United States," to communicate with a foreign government in an effort to influence that government's behavior on any "disputes or controversies with the United States."† Robert F. Turner, Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2007.
The media is not going to demand an investigation.† Congress is not going to initiate one.† Thereíll be no special prosecutors.† There will be no calls for impeachment, as most
Americans donít have a clue.† As the
Preacher said, if we cannot accept the basis for what we believe, then we
should just quit it, which brings me around the block and in through the back
door to where I began.† The basis of our
country is law.† The purpose of our
elected officers is to defend and uphold the law and to be the example for the
rest of us.† So where does that leave Granny
Nan?† Are we to assume that she is too
ignorant to know that foreign policy belongs to the Executive Branch of
Government and that as the third in line to the Presidency she shouldnít be
visiting state sponsors of terrorism and giving them a propaganda coup?† Or, should we assume that she didnít know
that there is federal law prohibiting her acts?†
Or, should we assume that she knows these things and still put on a headscarf
and went off to surrender
Iíll be traveling for the next two weeks and monitoring email when I can.† I expect my next post to be April 29.† That is unless some time is available for a short note.† I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your families and that your blessings are many.
Copyright © 2007 J. D. Pendry