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Liberal Might versus Christian Right

Updated on August 10, 2014
Stuart V. O'Reilly
Stuart V. O'Reilly

Liberal Might versus Christian Right

What would Paul Revere have shouted had he been around to witness the increasingly intrusive installation of photo enforcement cameras? Would he have raced to his Apple computer and blogged “the nanny state is coming, the nanny state is coming?” One can only theorize. What is easily discernable are those folks who welcome more “civilian oversight,” they are indeed cut from the same cloth as Tories who called our founding fathers insurrectionists. In light of historically repetitive meandering, we are in the midst of a serious battle over what freedom means. In our classic American arch rival example; we have on our left, the liberal defenders of all which feels good, needs defending or legislating and regulating for forced equality. On our right, we have the defenders of a God given right to practice restraint, self imposed responsibility and family first attitude. Nether side is willing to give up ground, yet one side is gaining the upper hand via clever maneuvering and aggressive marketing.

The far left is playing a dangerous game with the religious right in our modern time. Either the far left is too absorbed in its crusade to defeat its proclaimed enemy or they are too obnoxious to identify how they have turned into what they hate = “control mongers.” When did using the legislative bench become the only way to force action? What happened to power being placed in the hands of the people? Why is suing the first knee jerk reaction?

From my perspective as a disillusioned Christian, I believe the left doesn’t understand what it means to attack the very way religious peoples wish to live. Much has been said of our abusive history in America; how the Christians of old have stifled and oppressed all who were not of WASP progeny. Christians are murderers, adulterers, charlatans, war mongers and medieval throwbacks. On the other hand, secular atheists are as pure as the driven snow. Without defending the indefensible, how is it that progressively enforcing your political ideology through legislating and judicial obstruction is not a different form of oppression? Can someone from the Left honestly answer that without politically posturing?

I am using public photo enforcement photo cameras a metaphor for the silent war we are losing. Orwellian dogma is enveloping us at every turn and the moderates think this is a joke. Like it or not there still exist a shrinking majority which prefers smaller government power over totalitarian suffocation. Right, wrong or indifferent, there are more reasons to distrust an all powerful government then there are grains of sand in the Pacific Ocean. With every new camera installation, a weed sprouts up in reminder that we the people are incapable of doing anything right by our own volition. It takes a mature adult to admit that the supporters of little government are a passive aggressive bunch. Be it taxation without representation on the backs of our founders, to the ballooning healthcare bomb; the far left pokes their finger into our chest, slightly nudging us back with each jab. It is a blatant “I dare you” antagonizing of our values. It is also a valuable lesson America as a whole learned when it lost two very prominent towers over ideology.

Just who is it that says we have to have health insurance, we cannot smoke in our own home, car, or business that we own? Who dares to say that we cannot eat fatty foods, or buy cars too big to fit in the garage? Who is it telling the religious they cannot pray in school but we better except Darwin as the father of evolution and the only way to enlightenment? It is intriguing that the Liberal Party is so concerned for us that they believe stripping the citizens of the world from their right to choose their own path is tantamount to survival. Here is what says about liberals;

“favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, esp. as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.”

I believe they left something crucial out; it didn’t say accept for cases when liberals think you shouldn’t have the right buy the biggest SUV, hamburgers with the highest calories, most repugnant cigarettes, carry no health insurance, observe God anywhere outside of Church, the right to self defense, the right to keep most of your paycheck, the right to bear arms, the right to chose how and when your child will learn about sex and the right to proclaim two penises do not make a marriage. Who exactly is it that’s defending the freedom of the people?

No matter how you look at it, both sides are at war over words, beliefs, ideas and standards for living. Both sides are trying to recruit, but I give my hats off to the left, they are more efficient, better equipped, have the prettiest Hollywood faces ready indoctrinate, own the Universities and welcome our children from day one in kindergarten. Be that as it may, the far left is taking too many chances poking the religious right with a stick. The far left is always claiming the religious as the violent types. I guess all those Austerity riots are being demonstrated by the pious. I suppose those violent G8 rallies were held by nuns. Equally disturbing is how the Harry Krishna’s managed to stage all those student attacks in the 60’s. Sooner rather than later, that passive sensibility they love to exploit is going to come off like a glove and it will be the moderates whom are going to wish they took intervention more seriously. The far left may learn a lesson King George understood, only via the hard way.



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      Jason R. Manning 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      James, so when do I have to start referring to you as Dr. James. Nice to see you friend, thank you for the comments. You say the most devout are only 250k strong, have you ever been to You would think 98% of that site is devoted to tearing down religious folks. What’s scary is they are supposed to be moderate. I like your thoughts, it is true that we knew we couldn’t get away with a free pass forever. What good is a belief and faith if it comes so easy? Now that the pressure is real again, its time to tighten our belts and put on our spiritual armor; its time we disassociate our selves from acting like this world. We deserve the criticisms from atheist; we do not work very hard at being truly different in his eyes. Thanks friend, please keep in touch.

      Cmerrit, great to hear from you as well. You know, I really thought I was going to get some excitement started with this hub, unfortunately it’s turned out to be a dud on the ratings scale. My traffic is pathetic. I have it back-linked and everything, kaput (and that is not lost on me). Oh well, that will not stop me from getting the message out to our peoples. I feel the spirit placing greater emphasis on me to be vocal, to watch my actions and begin making meaningful changes to my life. Its time we represent our true numbers and our true message. Enough compromise, we will be tolerant, but we will not be legislated out of existence. We will be available to lend our hands, our prayers our money, but not our souls for dirt and dust. Thank you for the kind words Merrit. Hope to see more of you soon.

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Jason, this is a fantastic hub. You do a great job of pointing out what should be so very obvious to all Christians. The time has come to where Christians MUST stand up for Christ. Not be intimidated by this secular crowd. We have nothing to be ashamed of, as they try to make us believe.

      Thank you very much Jason for this is something all of us Christians need to read.

      Up Awesome Interesting

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for this outstanding summation of our times. I read that the secular humanist movement is only about 250,000 people. But they are true believers and work tirelessly for their utopian vision. Those who believe in God have been cowed by labels—racist, homophobe, non-feeling, non-caring, intolerant, judgmental, backward, non-inclusive, et al. By allowing the secular humanists their favorite tactic—to frame all debates—we allow them to skirt all of the real issues while they simply denigrate us and call us names. Somebody has show some backbone here. I appreciate you and yours. Thank you.

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      Jason R. Manning 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Hi Hazelbrown, you are right, I do not relate to Beltway politicians from either side, and I suppose more than 70% of American’s feel the same. You bring up a very sour subject for me, student debt. Who is forcing us to acquire this debt? We must have an education for all practical and rational means, but please do not think for one moment that the private industry has anything on the public compared to our government. I understand your frustration with lack of flexibility, if I may say, you did borrow money for school, and like mortgage programs, you signed a contract to pay it back at a specific time. I have about $11k left myself, so I know exactly what you are talking about. I would find it lopsided if I told a bank who loaned me money that I didn’t like their terms and even after accepting their money, I refused to pay them accordingly. That isn’t a very ethical thing to do. As for free education…what is that? I have never heard of free education from the government. Isn’t that the whole reason our politicians and President are fighting right now? Over raising a debt ceiling, I know that free public education is a part of that debt…we have to pay teachers.

      I do appreciate your comments and contributions, thank you for taking the time to read and leave a comment. Hopefully I didn’t over offend you with the above. Peace and blessings to you.

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      hazelbrown 6 years ago from Central PA

      Hi Jason, nice hub! I completely agree that rhetoric on both sides is the main problem. We probably have more in common than politicians lead us to believe. We are all just people, after all, with mainly the same problems. The student loan thing stuck out to me, as I am currently saddled with many tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt. Half federal, half private. In my experience, the federal loans are by far the easiest to work with, they let me defer for financial reasons, restructure my loan, consolidate, reduce payments, etc. The private loans do not allow any of this, and say that if I cannot pay they will take me to court and take my assets. When I told them I have no assets, the lady on the phone didn't really have an answer for that. What i learned from all of this is that my future kids are going to whatever state school takes them for FREE! No debt for them.

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      Jason R. Manning 6 years ago from Sacramento, California


      Thank you sister in Christ, my, you almost equaled my hub in response. There is no doubt I believe what you believe, equally I find it necessary or perhaps with stubborn prodding to find unique ways to describe current events. I wish not for a divided nation, but that is inevitable. There are people who will argue and take the opposite stance out of spite. I wish to touch those in the middle who have not yet plunged either way. Thank you for such a lovely compliment and extensive comment. Peace be with you, I am looking forward to more conversations we can share.

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      skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Hello Brother What writing you have been Blessed with. You have shared much in your hub. I have read it three times to absorb the info. Some take a bit more to grasp then others that would be me (-; I did vote up and awesome. You have many strong points.

      What we face is a war between good and evil. A spiritual Battle not of the flesh but spiritual principalities. The enemy has come to destroy kill lie rob and deceive. He has deceived many. Our only hope as a Nation to get from the mess that sin has created. No one is perfect none except Jesus Christ and greed lust idolatry and backing off for the King of Kings creator of all has brought on devastation to the USA and all of the World. There is one that can bring it back together if the USA repents He will come and help repair and fix our Nation. One day every knee will bow and KNOW that Jesus is Lord. He will reign. The answer is written and has been for over 2000 years. The KINGDOM of GOD wins out. More will be deceived by the enemy of the World that hated that God loves His creation and desire that none perish. Man has chosen their will verses the will of God. Many Christians are being deceived by the very man in the pulpit that changes and twists GODS very WORD to fit the agenda of their desire. Gods CHILDREN will be alright He will NEVER leave nor forsake us. Hebrews #:13. He is the way truth and life. If Congress gave Credit and acted in Gods truths we would not be in a mess. We live in a fallen world. It is written and unless we repent as a Nation it will not get better. Christians are not the problem as the Doctor wrote. True Christians that love Jesus share the truth in Boldness and know the KINGDOM of GOD wins. Anything built without the BLESSING of GOD will FALL as we have seen out our windows. Thank you for visiting me and I am honored to follow you.

      Keep eyes on Jesus and all will be OK easy no because we have a battle against the enemy but as Phil 4:13 says, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Gods world is the only Word that never changes and stands. God help those that deceive others for gain. Praise God for HIS Word. He has foretold us of ALL things. Left right party so on. One day it will all be HIS KINGDOM and Jesus will rule. If one does not know Jesus God help them to be found in this lost world. Blessings to you and yours Jason. Sending hugs.

    • profile image 6 years ago from upstate, NY

      I hope you're right and the curtain gets lifted and exposes what these liberals truely are. Its not pretty, it usually takes something terrible for poeple to realize the true nature of the folly that thier in.

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      Jason R. Manning 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Hi Dr.Bill, I appreciate you taking the time to read this and add to the conversation. I mostly agree with you, Christians do harbor a huge amount of the blame for the morality stew we are mired in. Our human nature has gone too far in both directions. If were not damning people then we are giving in to all sinfulness. I somewhat disagree with you about forcing laws down the peoples throats, there are very good and rational reasons why marriage needs to stay between a man and a woman. There are health, morality and values restrictions that should be regulating abortions and not the free for all we currently have. Do we pick and choose which rational laws we keep because its for the good of society or because it is also moral. When we get legalistic, that’s when things get sticky and I am not talking in the Leviticus sense. We classify degrees of theft, is it rational or for moral purposes? You are absolutely right and I am in full agreement as regards to “these times have been foretold.” However, do we not engage or do we pessimistically scoff? I never imagined having first row seats on this side of biblical history; it’s a depressing and exciting spectacle. Thanks again. Cheers.

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      drbillfannin 6 years ago from Atlanta

      The problem is that Christians caused this entire mess. Misled by Satan, Christians have tried to pass laws that force their morals onto the rest of the country. Unfortunately, these people claim to be moral, but the masses see the truth. If Christians truly lived as Christ instructed us to do, this country would not be eyes deep in a morality and principles war. Fact is that Christ would never have forced his views onto people. He gave us free will and choice to follow or not. I have written hubs about this topic. Plus, this change in morality and suppression of Christianity is foretold in the Bible. We, as a people, brought this upon ourselves, and it will only get worse. Just look at the people we elect to rule. They are elected based on "likability" instead of "ability."

      Great hub. Keep writing.

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      Jason R. Manning 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Howdy Mr. Poolman, thank you for your thoughtful contribution. If I were to answer you, I believe you would not like the answer. The left doesn’t see any of the current changes as anything other than terrific. Stronger extinction of religion from state, that’s a plus to them. Stronger government to regulate and stifle business, that is considered a plus to them. Government could account for 2/3 of this countries jobs and they would find no problem with that. Our values are too different to reconcile each others preferences. The problem for us is we usually do not go around calling people all of the worst names and suing them to change every facet of society. We go to war and die to create freedom, others take that freedom and set up a new totalitarian regime. It’s a lose lose. Thanks for your kind compliments.

      @GNelson, thank you for taking the time to leave some good feedback and challenges. Political posturing does exist on both sides, I totally agree. I suppose it would be harder for me to describe where I am coming from as of late, versus you believing I am a typical right winger. It probably wouldn’t matter to you that I hate what the Republican Party stands for, I hate voting for their cronies, but I agree less with what is happening from the left isle. Let me ask you something Nelson, we also talk about more taxes, high taxes, lower taxes. The left has never given the country a figure it can live with and stick behind. Is it 25% of our pay, 35%, 50%, over 50%? The other problem is no politician is happy with the amount of money they get to spend, all of them always want more. I think it is a moral travesty that a government thinks it has the RIGHT to take more than 25% of ANYONES pay for services not rendered. Let me add to that, I agree to pay for roads, medical facilities and emergency services. I also want a strong home defense network, what I do not want is government intrusion, bloated oversight committees, Endowment for the Arts, subsidies for businesses that should learn how to make it on their own. I am not for funding extravagant government globe trotting, I am not for the government controlling college loans. I am not for the hypocrisy of government to attack Big Tobacco, demonizing it and giving Big Alcohol a FREE pass. My next hub will be on how tragedy strikes everyday by some drunk bastard but people who smoke are murderers. I am not for government inconsistently taxing small businesses while giants get big breaks. Unfortunately, all of these issues are so complex, they each require a book to unravel why we have the screwed up system as we know it. I will also give ground that our country is filled with ignorant people who make poor choices everyday

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      GNelson 6 years ago from Florida

      "How is it that progressively enforcing your political ideology through legislating and judicial obstruction is not a different form of oppression?" Good question, Jason, except it applies to both the right and the left. Those of us in the middle look left and right and wonder when someone will remember that we are American first. You remember America, that land where we are all allowed to have an opinion and express it without being labled un-American. The obstruction I see right now is comming from the far right with the debt limit. Fiscal responsibility is new to Washington and many of those currently preaching it haven't practiced it in the past. Hypocrite comes to mind and that is not a right or a left thing.

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      Old Poolman 6 years ago

      Jason R. Manning - As far as I am concerned you hit a home run with this one. Why can so few see how this country is evolving right under our noses, and many seem to prefer this way of life. There are now few places in any city where you are not on camera most of the day. Our government is growing like a cancer, and sucking the system dry on a daily basis. Yet the cry from the leftists is it is the Corporations doing this to us. Do they not realize they are the problem? This expanding government and loss of freedoms has got to stop. I can't imagine anyone wishing for more government control over their daily lives, yet it is happening.

      Great hub, and I hope many read this a start thinking about what is going on.