Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Earlier this morning on Facebook I posted an article from Breitbart about “Fistgate III”: another truly disgusting revelation about the Community Organizer's Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings, outlining yet another way in which Jennings himself – yet again – proselytizes about the joys of the homosexual life, even for first graders. This man is so horrible none of us should ever have to be faced with his repulsive ideas, let alone having him serving as “Safe Schools Czar” -- which is laughable if it weren’t so sick.
So there Jennings is, doing it again, and I asked, “Why is nobody objecting?” This is hardly the first time Jennings has advocated such filthy for US school kids – the last time his organization was giving lessons in “fisting” and passing out ‘do it yourself’ kits to 14 year olds at a federally-sponsored educational conference.
Immediately there were emails and comments from several people saying, “I object!” --and in fact, I have no doubt that tens of millions -- hundreds of millions, maybe -- good Americans do object, seriously object. So why is Jennings still allowed to preach his perversions from his post as “Safe Schools Czar”?
I think we’re all suffering from objection fatigue. The energy it takes to object is most definitely limited. For most of us, there are only so many things we can stand against before we wear out.
In the US, the Community Organizer is remaking America on so many fronts, turning it into a socialized state, making people dependent on government for their every need, wiping out private businesses whenever possible, rewarding failure – especially when some of those “rewards” get plowed back into campaign contributions.
With a solid majority in the House and its 60 votes in the Senate, Democrats have raped the Constitution, ramming through every piece of legislation far-leftists have dreamed of for decades. “We have the votes,” they say. “The American people elected us.” Well, maybe. With the help of fraudulent ACORN registrations – not to mention campaigning on precisely the opposite platform. Yes, Democrats won. But I don’t think very many voters realized this was the kind of “change” they’d get.
Here in Israel, the same thing is happening – there’s so much to object to its hard to know where to start. We watch the leadership we elected – well, sort of. Israel isn’t quite a democracy, but indeed, we voted the Likud in, reasonably sure Bibi would become Prime Minister. But what’s happened? He too has changed – now kowtowing to the Community Organizer, viciously enforcing a deeply racist policy in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem no other nation in the world would tolerate. He seems on the brink of yet another expulsion, ripping Jews from their homes to turn them over to the terrorists. The tantalizing notion of “peace” with Syria, which means forfeiting our ability to defend ourselves militarily, is frequently dangled before our eyes, something most of us see as a threat, not a blessing.
Why aren’t we objecting? Well – we are. And Americans are, too. But there are so many issues, in so many places, on so many different topics, in so many different aspects of life, it’s just not possible to make your objections heard on so many fronts. And here, we can’t vote the bastards out – in the US, you can make your objections known in November of 2010 – just ten months from now.
We, the people of Israel, have no way to topple a government. We live by “government by demonstration” – we gather to protest something in some Tel Aviv street or park, and then the liberal press counts heads. Having no elected representatives who owe their jobs to any constituency or region, we the people in Israel are virtually powerless, with no voice of protest other than to show up at some demonstration.
The more I watch this in action – in both countries – the more I admire Ron Paul, the Congressman who represents Texas’ 14th Congressional District. Paul’s nickname is “Dr. No” – he’s a physician by profession -- because of his insistence on voting ‘no’ on any legislation that requires new government spending, initiatives or taxes.
It’s a courageous stance, one which has won him the loyalty of Texas voters – he’s been in Congress since 1979, although he previously served the 22nd District and lost two elections, which kept him out for a few years. Now, Paul says he spends as much time in his district as possible, reminding voters he consistently "violates almost every rule of political survival (they) can think of." He bring home no bacon to his district, there are no schools, federal buildings or highways named for him. No appropriation is too small to earn his “no” vote.
But he’s certainly not ineffective -- he authors more bills than the average Congressman. He regularly introduces legislation to impose term limits, abolish the Federal Reserve or the income tax. He’s had some victories – he wrote legislation that prevented the eminent domain seizure of a church in New York and a bill transferring ownership of the Lake Texana dam from the federal government to Texas.
He’s also credited with defeating a program to create national identification numbers for Americans, eliminated funding for federal teacher certification, and removed the threat of giving the International Criminal Court jurisdiction over the US military. He kept Americans from having to pay the UN’s “global tax” and prevented the government from surveillance of any peaceful First Amendment activities.
Ron Paul is comfortable standing alone. During the 1995-97, he alone cast two thirds of all the lone negative votes in the House. He never voted to approve a budget deficit. After a 2005 bill to "slash" government waste was introduced, Paul noted that it decreased spending by a fraction of one percent, adding that "Congress couldn't slash spending if the members' lives depended on it.” In one three year period alone, he voted against 700 bills intended to expand government.
How does he do it, and not wear out? Not get discouraged? How can he not, at some point, just throw his arms in the air and say ‘Oh to heck with it, do what you want. I’m tired of fighting”?
I have no idea, but I sure would like to know. I want some of that.