Political Puzzle Pieces Falling Into Place
We’ve been seeing a high
frequency of political surprises in
recent months and years.
Turnarounds that were really not expected.
A number of outcomes that stymied the predictions of political pundits, leaving everyone scratching their heads.
But things happen for a reason, and that reason may not always be immediately clear.
However, in time, with faith, the meaning emerges.
What Political Surprises?
In recent news, apparently enough votes have been obtained in the Republican-dominated House to pass the Immigration Bill, despite the fact that most conservatives oppose any legislation that does not prioritize securing the border first, and despite the fact that a CBS poll
shows that 56% of Americans want the border secured before a path to citizenship is established for illegal immigrants.
Only 37% of Americans want “status of illegal immigrants” addressed before the border is secured.
So Republicans appear to be pushing for what Obama wants in opposition to what voters want.
Conservatives Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan have been pushing the Immigration Bill, despite conservative objections to the Bill, as well. These are very unexpected and puzzling developments.
These surprises are not the first.
There was Bart Stupak’s catastrophic reversal on abortion in ObamaCare (along with 11 other Democrats) in 2010.
There was Justice Roberts’ unexpected ruling on the Constitutionality of ObamaCare (2013).
There was the chaotic bulldozing of the Republican nomination in August 2012, during which John Boehner made an apparently intentional bad call on a rule change vote, enabling the nomination of Mitt Romney and the elimination of other candidates. Boehner’s vote call was clearly erroneous, and Boehner was booed.
Aside: American politics ironically begins to resemble the upside-down room from Alice in Wonderland. Was the White House’s secret 2009 Halloween Costume Ball, held while America sank into recession, actually more of a policy announcement? The extravagant “over-the-top” Hollywood-created party followed a $4 million Hawaii vacation for the First Family, during a year in which Michelle Obama spent $10 million on vacations.
Back to shocking reversals-
How about the Supreme Court ruling in June of 2013 striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)? What was Justice Roberts’ role in that? What implications will that ruling have?
So many conservatives are falling into scandals and out of office- Herman Cain, General Petraeus, General Powell…
A comprehensive list of recent examples would exhaust my resources and the reader’s patience!
Magic Political Potion?
John Boehner……..or Harry Reid?
It’s like there was a virus going around that turned conservatives progressive, or a magic potion that Obama has which makes people do his bidding.
Are Chicago-style persuasion tactics at work?
Putting Together the Pieces
Snowden’s recent revelations about systematic NSA snooping on citizens without warrant, and IRS involvement in the harassing and suppression of conservative groups, combined with the growing number of other Obama administration scandals, is revealing that the comprehensive amassing of detailed information on American citizens, as well as strong-arming, have become routine practices used by the Obama adminstration. The pursuit and attack of consevatives by liberals has been implemented to an exhaustive degree, down to small individuals like me, whose conservative website was under D0S (DDoS) attack for the third time this summer by “unknown” sources.
These surfacing facts paint a picture of an extremely active left wing “culture” very busy implementing illegal and unethical Alinsky tactics in an underground war against democracy and against Judeo-Christian ethics.
Massive amounts of data are being collected about innocent Americans, and are being stored in immense facilities in Utah, with Obama administration assurances that the information will not be mined or used except for national security.
Yet abuse of this informaion is apparently almost routine, as the NSA breaks privacy rules thousands of times every year.
Meanwhile, all of Obama’s opponents are surprisingly reversing their positions or falling like flies. scandal
Is there a connection?
In this Benghazi scandal–IRS scandal (Internal Revenue Service)-NSA scandal (National Security Agency)-DOJ scandal (Department of Justice) –DHS scandal (Department of Homeland Security) scandal climate, the picture emerging is one of indiscriminate and unethical abuse of power of historical proportions by members of the Obama administration.
What radical “progressives” cannot achieve by democracy, they seem determined to get by hook or by crook, or by Alinsky tactics.
Left wing ideology is so important and so faultless in the radical narcissistic mind, that it justifies sacrificing law, order and democracy, to achieve desired results.
This radical philosophy espouses “the ends justify the means (consequentialism), a classic error made by narcissists and totalitarians throughout history.
This method is in direct opposition to the teachings of Christ and of Judaism, and is in opposition to any absolute moral code, like the Ten Commandments or the Constitution of the United States.
New Modus Operandi (Method of Operation)
In this Gangster Government climate, it becomes eminently reasonable to suspect the dishonest Obama administration, with it’s ever-expanding list of agencies and czars, of simply dipping into the Utah treasury of information every time it needs to “persuade” an opponent.
Most people, even good people, have made a mistake or two in their lives which they do not want publicized, and if they have not, their child or their spouse or their grandmother probably have. That failing, evidence can be planted, accusations can be manufactured, and lies can be constructed. All is fair under Alinsky tactics or under totalitarian rule.
What Can an Ethical Population Do to Combat Such Tactics and This Level of Corruption?
One previous challenge of this magnitude and nature was the Soviet Union dominating and abusing its citizens with iron hand and iron curtain, utilizing the KGB as enforcers, and making desperate attempts to eradicate the power of religion in the 20th century.
And it was religion that brought down the Soviet Union.
Religion, plus transparency.
It was Catholic Poland’s Solidarity, Catholic Pope John Paul the Great, and Christian Evangelical Ronald Reagan, who brought down the Soviet empire virtually without violence and without battle through what TIME magazine called a Holy Alliance.
The transparency was provided by communications; in the internet era, real-time video of Soviet government atrocities such as the crushing of 11 Lithuanian citizens by Soviet tanks kept the autocrats accountable for their actions. Reports of these events echoed across the globe in real time, with reports appearing in local American news.
The Missing Link- Redefining How We Approach Politics describes in more detail a philosophy which brings God into politics, allows good men to tap into the power of religion, and allows battles to be won relatively peacefully.
Point: The battle against the Soviets was not won by using Soviet tactics.
The solution, the key to the puzzle, is simple:
- Don’t use the enemy’s tactics
- Use religion and use transparency
- Religion: Aim for justice, stick to the rules, follow your conscience, and ask God for help and for guidance.
- Transparency: Use modern communications to keep your opponents accountable
In 2013, the victory is likely to be surprising, as it was with the Soviet Union:
- It will be a surprise, like many victories in history.
- It could involve a restructuring of the Republican party, to return to true Judeo-Christian conservative values.
- It could involve a third party which suddenly receives surprising support from a nation that has been burnt enough by 8 years of Imperial rule and by several years of unfolding Obama administration scandals and ObamaCare catastrophies.
- It could involve something completely unexpected, like the unorthodox but constitutional use of Article V of the Constitution, to amend the Constitution via state legislatures, circumventing the now-corrupt Senate and Congress, as suggested by Mark Levin, whose book The Liberty Amendments, just shot to #1 bestseller on Amazon this week.
- And, of course, it most probably will involve an as-yet-unimagined mechanism that exists only in the mind of God, and not in our minds at this point in time.
What has already been accomplished?
- America has galvanized and joined to oppose the greatest injustice ever tolerated in this country, which has killed the largest number of people in American history (54 million) – abortion. Now, through tremendous public involvement and prayer, progress is finally being made toward reversing the killing of 1/3 of our children. A nation that kills it’s own children cannot prosper. The year 2013 marks 40 years of that killing, and it is time for the killing to end.
- The unraveling of the crooked and imperial Obama administration’s reputation has begun, and continues every day. Obama’s approval rating has slipped from 64% in 2009 to 41% today.
- Even the Republican Party, which gets the main modern issue, abortion, right, but neglects other important Judeo-Christian values, is undergoing an internal struggle which may (or may not) purge it of its recent ineffective spinelessness.
Predicting the Outcome
All predictions are tentative and are subject to the test of history.
But we have great faith in God, and today we see Americans returning increasingly to prayer and to Judeo-Christian values.
I don’t believe that God will allow Godless progressives who idolize indiscriminate promiscuity and the killing of children, to triumph.
I believe that God will help good people to win.
The victory will undoubtedly, like the victory over the Soviet Union, reflect the quiet, surprising, and powerful signature of God’s assistance, who is ever at our side, leading us quietly.
The victory could also, like David’s victory over Goliath, and like the parting of the Red Sea, be spectacular and miraculous.
From the Bible:
Incidentally, today in the United States we have more than the 50 righteous people Abraham refers to in his negotiation with the Lord (Genesis 18:23.)
Excerpts from the Liturgy of the Hours for August 13th, 2013:
Lord, how I love your law!
It is ever in my mind.
Your command makes me wiser than my foes;
for it is mine for ever.
I have more insight than all who teach me
for I ponder your will.
I have more understanding than the old
for I keep your precepts.
I turn my feet from evil paths
to obey your word.
I have not turned from your decrees;
you yourself have taught me.
Your promise is sweeter to my taste
than honey in the mouth.
I gain understanding from your precepts
and so I hate false ways.
Arise, O Lord, and defend your cause.
Remember this, Lord, and see the enemy scoffing;
a senseless people insults your name.
Do not give Israel, your dove, to the hawk
nor forget the life of your poor ones for ever.
Remember your covenant; every cave in the land
is a place where violence makes its home.
Do not let the oppressed return disappointed;
let the poor and the needy bless your name.
Arise, O God, and defend your cause!
Remember how the senseless revile you all the day.
Do not forget the clamour of your foes,
the daily increasing uproar of your foes.