Do You Really See and Understand What is Going on in America?

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By Mark Landsbaum © 2006
Nobody asked me but …
Why is it Democrats can't seem to win, and Republicans don't seem to know what to do when they win? Perhaps it's because Democrats are more interested in doing wrong thing like killing babies, marrying men to men and enforcing racial preferences. And perhaps it's because Republicans are more interested in winning than doing right things, so they're willing to compromise principles to "broaden their base."
Why should we blame oil companies for the increased demand of a scarce commodity that's resulted in higher gasoline prices? <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />China and India are booming economically and cars are replacing bicycles on their roads. Meanwhile, tree hugging greenies in the U.S.A. have prevented offshore drilling, barred onshore exploration and blocked any new refineries from being built for 30 years. Did anyone expect lower prices?
Does anyone think it would be a good idea to artificially lower gas prices if there's already not enough to go around? Can't even a child figure out that we'd run out of gas even sooner if it's made cheaper?
Why do you think members of the House of Representatives are two-to-one in favor of arresting illegal aliens and members of the Senate are two-to-one in favor of amnesty? Could it have anything to do with members of the House all being up for re-election this year, but only a third of members of the Senate?
Why did it take an academic study to figure out that, "cohabiting-parent families allocate their budgets differently than do married-parent families?" Should anyone be surprised that a man and woman shacking up spend more money on cigarettes and booze and less on their children's education and health care? Nevertheless, it was a big scoop for The Journal of Marriage and Family.
Why is the Bible absent from public school classrooms, even though our forefathers were virtually unanimous that it's the best foundation for a good education. Noah Webster said so in 1788: "Select passages of Scripture ... may be read in schools, to great advantage. In some countries the common people are not permitted to read the Bible at all. In ours, it is as common as a newspaper and in schools is read with nearly the same degree of respect ... My wish is not to see the Bible excluded from schools but to see it used as a system of religion and morality."
How come some people think that permitting sin to be practiced openly won't lead to demands that even more sin be permitted? They should check out the Netherlands, where open homosexuality has been flaunted for years, and now pedophiles are registering a political party to work for lowering the legal age of sexual relations from 16 to 12, and to allow child porn and bestiality. Does anyone think the same thing can't happen in the good ole U.S. of A., where one state and several cities already have declared homosexual marriage to be a "right."
Why is anyone surprised that ever since mainline Christian denominations embraced a pretend, watered-down version of God, who's not much bothered by sin, that their churches have continually shrunken? If God can't be bothered by sin, why would any sinner bother to worship Him? They don't have to go to church to find someone who's not bothered by sin.
Why is it so hard to understand there's no need to round up, arrest and deport 12 million illegal aliens? All that's needed is to round up, arrest and imprison any CEO whose company hires them, and then turn down the illegals when they ask for handouts at the Welfare office. All 12 million of them will voluntarily go home. They'll probably pay for their own bus tickets. Even peasants' wages in Mexico are better than no wages in paradise.
Why does anyone give credibility to global warming scare stories when the National Center for Policy Analysis has concluded that, "the science does not support claims of drastic increases in global temperatures over the 21st century, nor does it support claims of human influence on weather events and other secondary effects of climate change."
Even more curious is why anyone gives so-called global warming a second thought when its chief spokesman is Al Gore, who for his entire life hasn't even been sure of who he is, let alone whether it's getting hotter or colder outside.
What serious Christian would vote for someone who tolerates, let alone advocates, the sins of sexual deviancy or baby killing? Would a faithful Christian compromise on murder and sodomy simply to avoid being accused of being "intolerant?" Does anyone think God looks down and says, "Congratulations for tolerating baby killing and homosexual lust so that everyone can just get along!" I can't find that verse in my Bible.If global warming of 1% over the next century is going to destroy the planet, why aren't we already long gone? Scientists with the multinational Arctic Coring Expedition just announced research findings. They say the Artic eons ago featured alligators, palm trees and a 74-degree Fahrenheit average temperature, practically a subtropical paradise. At least these scientists admit they don't know what caused the ancient heat wave. But we do know it wasn't smoke stacks, SUVs and $3 gasoline.
Has anyone stopped to ask, "Why don't illegal aliens want to learn English?" Could it have anything to do with our willingness to print everything in foreign languages? Do you wonder what illegal aliens would do if nothing were printed in their native language?
Is anyone else fed up with being called names because you don't want to compromise with Democrats and leftists and Rinos (Republicans in name only)? If you're for enforcing immigration laws, you're called a "nativist." If you're for requiring English to be spoken, you're called a "racist." If you think your money shouldn't be spent to educate the children of people who broke into our country, you're called a "bigot." Shame on whom?
Does anyone realistically think that if al Qaeda had a nuclear weapon and a way to deliver it terrorists wouldn't use it on an American city immediately? Does anyone doubt that as long as it's easy to cross our border or enter our ports this horror is unavoidable?
Do you believe that mainstream newspaper reporters who overwhelmingly register as Democrats and underwhelmingly attend church don't slant their "news" stories to fit the way they perceive reality? Could that be why the press touted the DaVinci Code movie as courageous and challenging, but the Passion of the Christ was regarded as if it was lewder than pornography itself?
Does anyone doubt that Iran, which is developing nuclear capability, is even more dangerous than Iraq was? Does anyone doubt that Democrats will howl even louder if we preemptively strike Iran than they howled when we attacked Iraq?
Does any Christian think his duty is simply to sit back and watch all of this nonsense unfold and pray for the rapture to rescue him before things get too bad? I can't find that verse in my Bible either.
"Mark Landsbaum is a Staff Writer for the New Media Alliance, a Christian freelance writer, member of the Evangelical Press Association, a published author and former award-winning Los Angeles Times reporter from Diamond Bar, California."

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