A Woman's Perspective On The Times We Live In


September 4, 2013

Founding Fathers Labeled "Extremists"

     In case you needed any convincing that the world is turned upside down, get a load of some of the information being disseminated to our military.  Judicial Watch, a watchdog organization, used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute training guide.  First things first.  Judicial Watch is an organization that describes itself as "a conservative, non-partisan American educational foundation that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law." (Transparency? Accountability? Integrity?  Kind of sounds like an oxymoron when discussing either government, politics, or the law!  But I digress.)
      According to its mission statement, Judicial Watch "advocates high standards of ethics and morality in America's public life and seeks to ensure that political and judicial officials do not abuse the powers entrusted to them by the American people."  Noble cause; and I am grateful that there are people out there still guarding our liberty.
     And corresponding to their mission, JW President Tom Fitton had this to say about the afore-mentioned training guide: “This document deserves a careful examination by military leadership. Congress needs to conduct better oversight and figure out what the heck is going on in our military.”
     Case in point: The Department of Defense warns students, in the 133-page guide, to be aware that “Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights and how to make the world a better place.”  Under a section titled “Extremist Ideologies,” the document states, “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples.”
     So let me get this straight .... Colonists such as George Washington, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson were part of "extremist movements" when they sought to establish a country that would offer freedom and opportunity to all mankind?  And there is no disputing the fact that the War Between The States was a dark period in our history.  But both sides were fighting to maintain their God-given rights to self-government.  Apparently those who cherish individual liberty are a danger to the military.  Hasn't that been the mission of our military in every foreign war we've fought?  At least that was the justification for all those lost American lives.
      It should come as no surprise that the document relies heavily on information obtained from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a leftwing organization that has a history of labeling conservative Christian organizations like the Family Research Council as “hate groups.”
     So what are we to think when our own government depicts conservatives and Christians as extremists, or seeks to label military personnel who might be members of the American Family Association with the same derogatory term?  Why is Christianity and individual liberty so unwelcome in the military?  Perhaps because they go hand-in-hand.  If the influence of the Christian faith can be systematically removed from our fighting forces, then the respect for self-government and the spirit of freedom-loving Americans can be controlled.
     But counting on Congress to conduct better oversight?  I agree that we need to find out "what the heck is going on in our military", but I don't think that Congress can get the job done.  I choose to rely on a Higher Power to correct the negligence and corruption.  It's going to take His power and authority to set this right.   And I would suggest the military scrap their 133-page manual for His "training guide."  Now there's an extremist ideology that could truly set man free.

John 8:36    "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."

4 comments:

  1. Yup. It's getting bad. A very old friend of mine, now quite senior in federal law enforcement recently included this in a note to me: "And here I sit approving paperwork in the fight against domestic malcontents!!! Sad to say my staff job in DC seemed more meaningful most days."
    I asked him straight up if I would be a "domestic malcontent?" It's evil to use violence to take from another what isn't yours. But fighting to be free of oppression is the soul of America.
    I haven't gotten an answer back. Maybe he's still approving my paperwork...I sent him a Guy Fawkes picture.

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    1. Our problem can be likened to a pretty apple .... the decay (or corruption of our country) happens from the inside out. You can't see it coming until it's too late. Perhaps your friend has some suggestions for the millions of Americans who fall into this bogus category.

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  2. Got a reply to my note to him, but it didn't include anything dealing with my question.
    The silent, non-answer is all I need. I'm certain his emails,even from his personal account, are monitored. I've tried sounding him out on several occassions, some just quiet 'nudges' and others full-on prods, and have never gotten a response at all.
    If it were otherwise, he would say so. His safest alternative is to just not say thing. "You have the right to remain silent."

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    1. What saddens me is the number of these "old-school" guys who will be "encouraged" to go along with whatever their bosses tell them to do. At some point, they are going to have to make a decision whether to play it safe or stand for honor. I pray they do the right thing.

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