Saturday, May 31, 2008

Has America gone bonkers?

I love my country. Many of my relatives have served in the military including my husband and my brother. I am proud to be an American. I think this is the best place to be in the world. But, I am having a problem with things going on here in America right now. I would hope many others out there feel the same as I do. America is changing, and it is not for the better, although many may feel that it is.

I just read a news article this morning stating that the Colorado Governor had okayed open bathrooms! Transgender has been added to the list for non-discrimination. This means that someone can pose as Transgender, whether they or are not, and have access to either the women's or men's bathrooms in a public setting. I was shocked, to say the least. This is taking non-discrimination a little too far, in my opinion.

Although there was an amendment that would protect churches, synagogues, mosque, or other areas strictly used for religious purposes, others might not be so lucky. A sexual predator could find a victim as easily as visiting one of these open bathrooms.

What is America coming to? We have hurried to accomodate 'all' in order not to offend anyone. But, what is it doing for the average American who is a law-abiding citizen and wants only to live a normal life - something that is quickly dissipating around here? What happens to the employers who are Christian companies and are against this lifestyle? They will be forced to do something against their conscience simply because you have a Governor who is into appeasing everyone at the cost of many!

We've had same-sex marriages legalized in Massachussetts and California. They are being considered in New York. Where will it stop?

In my life time, I've seen many changes and most not for the better. As a student in school, there was always a feeling of peace. We had a morning devotional on the loudspeaker by a student and a prayer. Anyone was able to speak about God opening, and praying was not prohibited at school functions. In fact, it was encouraged. Even then, we had a diversity of religions in our school, but you never heard of anyone being offended. But, as outside religions began to find their way into America, the government steps in along with other organizations to make sure everyone is protected, even if it offends others. As for Christianity, it has begun to be pushed aside to make room for these 'diverse' religions. Christians are discouraged on sharing their gospel while these others are given free reign. We are told not to pray in our schools while some school systems have made room for some to have their 'prayer time' in order to make them feel wanted. This is a slap in the face to Christians!

Where has equality gone? Right out the door! Leave it to the government to become so involved in our lives that they are ruining this very country we live in. Where has their claim to 'separation of church and state' gone when they allow some to do what they have stopped Christians from doing?

Below is something that Thomas Jefferson, principle author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States had to say:

  • I consider the government of the United States as interdicted by the Constitution from intermeddling in religious institutions, their doctrines, discipline, or exercises. This results not only from the provision that no law shall be made respecting the establishment or free exercise of religion, but from that also which reserves to the states the powers not delegated to the United States. Certainly, no power to prescribe any religious exercise or to assume authority in religious discipline has been delegated to the General Government. It must rest with the States, as far as it can be in any human authority (letter to Samuel Miller, Jan. 23, 1808).
Regardless to what some might say, God is being shoved out of America little by little. And, I don't believe He is happy with what He is seeing today in America. A nation once prosperous has been going down for sometime. Congress has not allowed oil companies to drill in the US or it's surrounding waters, so we have to rely on outside companies to provide us with what we are in need of. That brings on a higher price, something America is feeling today at the gas pumps. Taxes and wages have gotten so high that many companies have taken their business operations overseas where they get cheap labor, ship it back to the US where we usually get cheap products for a higher price. Today, it is getting harder for a teenager to find a job because companies that hire teenagers are finding themselves slowing going down hill because the rise in prices is causing people to reconsider the need to shop as much as they once did. Also the influx of illegals who will work for less wages has influenced the market as well.

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