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God and Country

Updated on July 12, 2011
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. -John Adams
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. -John Adams

The United States of America is filled with entities of influence which span over a horizon of diversity like no other country. In realizing that we constitute the largest array of ethnic, political, and religious backgrounds it goes without saying that there are some who disagree with me, In fact I would say that the majority of people in this country disagree with each-other. So it is no surprise that when we express ourselves in an opinionated manner that we are faced with vehement opposition from some place or another.

This looming facet does not however, undermine the fact that there are many absolutes in the world, the fact that there is an undeniable right and a wrong answer to a question, or an ethic, or even a moral reason.

I find it to be a self destructive trait, that people who live in this country and possess no belief whatsoever in a creator seem to always be the ones who deconstruct our values, tear apart our history, and admonish moral failings that if embraced by the people would in reality lead us down an irreversible path of tyranny.

In keeping with the truism which was so eloquently expressed by founding father John Adams, we see in our society people pushing our basic rights to the brink. When immoral groups arise and test those rights we begin to see them put into question. Take the West Boro Baptists for example. This is a group of people who picket funerals and weddings, and their actions continually test our first amendment right to free speech and expression. Laws are now being made in order to protect innocent families from being abused by such immoral and unfeeling people. But what will be the long term effects of these laws?

I see it as just another foot in the door for oppression by the government.The same is true when atheists put up billboards that protest Christmas, and litigate against our rights to express ourselves religiously, or in some cases to put into question our ability to hold public office. To treat those who hold a belief in God as insane people that are incapable of possessing rational thoughts.

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We are sacrificing our freedom, and putting the lives of our citizens on the line because we are afraid of being slapped with the label of bigot. While potential terrorists board airplanes and walk freely in airport terminals, our security forces are patting down the elderly, obviously innocent, or otherwise physically challenged people.

There are some people who would rather see a convicted murderer go free, there are those who wish to defend the rights of people like Osama Binladen, OJ Simpson, Casey Anthony, or Humberto Leal Garcia, Jr. People who undoubtedly committed murder, people who need to be brought to justice. Does this send a message to our enemies? In essence we are showing them that America is so tolerant, and so scared to offend anybody that they will undoubtedly be prompted to take us over not just through violent usurpation of power, but through a gradual litigation process until our basic human rights have been foregone.

Drugs, and individual rights

The ongoing debate to legalize Marijuana is beginning to falter, it doesn't matter that this will open the door to the legalization of other harmful drugs because the mantra of "it's my body, I should be able to do what I want!" get's louder and louder, and gains more support from the growing faction of liberalism in America. With the legalization of such drugs, we will see a large increase of addicts in need of medical attention, not to mention the dependence they will have on government assistance. So instead of letting them hit rock bottom, we will be enabling them like a worried mother who continues to enable her addict son. It will also compound our problems if we let socialized medicine becomes the norm in this country.

"I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed...that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer." -Benjamin Franklin

Along with other so called individual rights, opposite to common sense, abortion is constantly being advocated. It is to the point where the value of a human life is put into question based on weather or not the parents will get along.

The thought of having to deal with the other person that you had sex with for the rest of your life seems to be a little too inconvenient to the young minds of promiscuous teenagers. It is all too easy for them to simply walk into a family planning clinic and walk out an hour later having broken all ties to the undesired person. Minors don't even have to consult their parents or get their permission in some states. But what they don't realize is that they have to live out the rest of their lives knowing that they were responsible for the death of a completely innocent person, and denied that person the ability to choose and act for themselves, to experience joy and sorrow, laughter and sadness, love and everything in between.

Fighting terrorism

The security measures that we adapt are reactive, which is a big problem. Terrorists will likely never use an airplane to get their point across again because they know we are ready for that kind of attack. Instead they will find new ways to murder the innocent.

They will be finding new places to plant their bombs, in trash cans, under park benches, in public transportation overhead luggage spaces. They are looking for crowded places like public squares, Zoos, and farmers markets.We need to be proactively looking for things which are out of the ordinary during public events like tree lighting ceremonies, political rallies, town hall meetings, parades, and so forth.

A recent test was done in which suspicious briefcases were strategically placed in crowded public areas in several major cities. The result was not good. Most of them went unnoticed, and in the city of Chicago one of them was actually stolen. It is a testament to the fact that when they strike us we will not be ready.

The time has come to be proactive, to be vigilant, otherwise our livelihood will be compromised, and the tenants of terrorism will have victory over our lives.

The soldier stood and faced his God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his shoulders and
said,"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough

But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God,

"Step forward now you soldier
You've borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."


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    • Onusonus profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from washington

      My Esoteric,

      Leal murdered a 16 year old girl after raping and brutalizing her and bashing her head in with a huge chunk of asphalt. He was kind enough to leave a stick with a nail on the end of it sticking out of her vagina. As a Mexican national, Leal was living in the US since the age of about 2, like many of our illegals. He was given a fair trial and confessed to the crime. On his deathbed he shouted "Viva Mexico!"

      Obama tried to stop this execution to gain some hispanic votes, but his request went unanswered by Gov. Perry. The Supreme Court also denied the request for a stay, stating that the claim was merit-less. It is true that there is an internaitonal treaty stating that foreign nationals should be given consular advice upon arrest, however foreign treaties do not apply to states. This treaty was never ratified by the Congress, so it doesn't even apply to our federal courts. If you believe that being dedicated to seeing justice be served in our country as a deviation from the precepts of Christianity then I think you have a gross misconception of what we stand for.

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      My Esoteric 

      7 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Onusonus, when I referred to my father, I was being litteral, my dad. When we argued about this very subject, that was his position, and he isn't alone unfortunately, I have talked to others, mostly from the South, some related that believe the same way.

      I think you read my hub on this and understand my position, but for the benifit of others here, I don't think she is innocent of killing Caylee nor is the jury. What is now coming out in the news is that the jury, and this is what my position has been on this subject, is that they simply don't think that the prosecution met the elements of proof beyond the a reasonable doubt, in other words, the procesution didn't present enough evidence to convince them how Caylee actually died. They say they heard the evidence about the choloroform and the tape but apparently, not enough dots were connected to convince 13, not just 12, people that the State met its burden of proof that the Constitution requires.

      I don't know too much about the Garcia case but the piece I did hear is that you are supporting that it is OK for any government, including ours, to ignore internattional treaties with any other government any time it finds it convienient. If I understand it correctly, the US government has a treaty with the Mexican government that in capital murder cases such as this one, we are REQUIRED to afford the accused (not guilty) party access to Mexican consulate peronnel. That wasn't done in this case and we refused to provide access when it was requested. Am I correct on those points?

      If I am correct, then why did we insist on killing him? We clearly were in violation of the law, regardless of the crime. All would have been resolved if we would have simply communted his sentence to life without poissibility of parole, which to me btw, is a much worse sentence in any case. Why are God-fearing, Christian Americans so hellbent on killing people for supposdedly righteous reasons? I am just baffled by this dichotomy.

    • Onusonus profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from washington

      Always a pleasure to hear from you Dr. Gonzo.

      What can I say my friend except that I hate what addiction in general has done to us.

      I suppose it's a vendetta I have really. After all If it weren't for marijuana use I would never have ate that bowl full of old macaroni and cheese at your house that one time and puked my guts out all night.

    • d-richie93 profile image


      7 years ago

      I love your hub I and I do agree with you that there will be some form of disagreement always. I wrote a hub about barack obama and the lybia autorozation measure please visit it and if you wish you may pass over any other of my hubs and please I am inviting you to leave comments

    • ether profile image


      7 years ago

      good post, we may have different view on the legal status of drugs. I feel any plant, ANY, that was here when life was created should not be illegal. Obviously it was put here for a reason. We find most of our medicine from plants. It's such a grey area really, I'm not saying legalize amphetamines, LSD or heroin... but small amounts of cannabis or mushrooms should not carry jail time. but we should also not have to be "enabling them like a worried mother who continues to enable her addict son." so like I said it's such a grey area. I don't use drugs anymore, haven't smoked weed in a long time. But we should also look at alcohol, I have seen booze destroy more lives then I care to admit, including part of my life. I don't know, is prohibition wrong or right? I think all prohibition is wrong. but hey, I'm just a wild outlaw from AZ who supports his country all the time, and his government when they deserves it. I ripped the last part off from Mark Twain. ;)

    • Onusonus profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from washington

      "where my father outright said, that it is better to kill an innocent person of a murder they did not commit than let a person guilty of murder go free;"

      This sentence is confusing to me. First I would like to know who you are referring to when you say "My father" Secondly, I believe that it is ridiculous for people to think that Anthony is innocent. Our society is moving in a direction of politeness that causes obvious murderers to go free unless we have the person caught on tape red handed, after a long overt pile of hardcore evidence has been presented followed by an elaborate admission of guilt. Even then people still outcry for the rights of the murderer, and not too many seem to be concerned with the fact that an innocent person had their life taken away.

      No innocent mother would act the way that Anthony did, period.

      And the fact that people are calling for the rights of the self admitted murderer Humberto Leal Garcia, Jr. Who brutally raped, tortured, and murdered a woman is a testament to the road this country is headed.

      And don't give me the "judge not" speech because the only way to pretend that those people were innocent is to walk around with your ears plugged and blindfolded.

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      My Esoteric 

      7 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Onusonus, a well written hub and I know your heart is in the right place, but your logic, I fear, isn't, at least from what I know you will term my illogical point of view. One of my readers told me that if I have more than 400 words to write in response, write a hub about it, so I will.

      I will just contest one point here. You make this point, and then leave it hanging ... "There are some people who would rather see a convicted murderer go free, there are those who wish to defend the rights of people like ..., Casey Anthony, ... " Having expressed those views I find it suprising that you didn't take the same John Adams, whom you earier praise, to task for successfully defending the leader and 6 of the 8 British soldiers in the Boston Massacre; the bedrock reason for why we guarantee every person a reasonable defense in this country. You also imply in your statement, where my father outright said, that it is better to kill an innocent person of a murder they did not commit than let a person guilty of murder go free; is that truely what you believe? If so, how do you justify that against your Christian beliefs? If not, don't you need to rephrase your statement?


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