Straight Up with Sherri

Friday, November 19, 2004

ENEMY ABROAD, ENEMY WITHIN

PART V: Our Greatest Weapon


Well folks, this is where I hang my tush out there for serious attacks. I am perfectly prepared for the name calling to ensue. I am not donning a helmet and flack jacket in defense. I am proudly standing tall, looking forward to the persecution and railing against my thoughts on how we protect America. The truth hurts sometimes. I can always deal with the truth. I may not always like it, but at least I can deal with it.

The Counter Attack:

  • Support our troops! We certainly should all be flying the flag from our home, maybe even driving around with a magnet or bumper sticker in support of our men and women sacrificing their all for America. We must also let our voice be heard. Don't let your dollars support the hypocrits who claim to support our troops, while slamming them in efforts of gaining some self-serving notoriety. Email, call, or write your ELECTED officials that work FOR YOU and let them know that anything BUT full support of our troops is unacceptable. This includes their protection from physical harm, legal attacks, and media slander, but does not stop there. We demand any measure able to give them the best medical care and support of their families back home as well. Easy, huh?
  • Buy American! I don't want no stinking French wine. We have domestic wines, and heck, being a beer drinker- forget Canada and Germany, Australia can put out a decent beer for those that like imports.
  • Defend, protect and support our President and his friends. Blair, Sharon, and Howard are great and true allies.
  • Treat the Old Media with impunity. Hold them to standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability. Email them, call them, whatever you can do. Support news sources that are working FOR America, not FOR a political ideology.

Now this is where we need to truly be vigilant. We need to examine the domestic policies, and weed out the trash sending us into a nation we will not recognize. The best way to protect our nation and our Constitution is to embrace the very foundation of what has made our young nation so great.

  • This is Moses, placed front and center with the 10 Commandments, on the east entrance to the Supreme Court Building.

(WOW! Looky there, he's holding the 10 Commandments!)

  • Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law....An oligarchy....The rule of few over many-

(Hmmmmmm.. Over 200 years later, we are worried about the same thing.) Time to STOP IT!

  • James Madison is quoted, "I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."

(Amazing the insight these men had!)
  • The American Bible Society was started by an act of Congress (that's not an easy task!) and John Adams (our second president), served as its first leader.

(That stop sign that annoys us so, means "Thou shalt not KILL!")

Some other facts:
  • There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.
  • Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies-
    Congregationalist-7Deist-1Dutch Reformed-2Episcopalian-26Lutheran-1Methodist-2Presbyterian-11Quaker-3Roman Catholic-2
  • The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said, "Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers."

Even if you are not a believer, these are facts. They cannot be ignored or dismissed. I understand this may be a challenge to embrace, but your challenge is actually quite simple. Your challenge is to merely preserve the principles and foundation of our country. The difficult challenge is that of the believers:

  • Be ready to deal with attacks in a Christ-like manner. This is not easy by any means. As a government, we must seek righteousness and justice, but in a personal manner, extra grace will be required.
  • Do not answer violence with violence. If your place of worship is vandalized, be prepared to control your anger. There is a fine line between justice and vengeance. We seek justice in honor of God's word, but vengeance is the Lord's.
  • Love the sinner, hate the sin.
  • Work hard to embrace ALL sinners, for each of us are sinners. Offer forgiveness as you would have forgiveness given to you.

After watching the activities in the Netherlands, I am concerned that the pitch of division in the US is at a dangerous level. Some people are so full of anger and venom, just losing all logical control of their tongues and actions. There has been anger on BOTH sides. I fear those that have maintained a dignified level of control in dealing with diverse ideology are close to a boiling point. I admit it. At times, when I hear of the things happening in Iraq, a weak moment of evil thoughts slam into my heart and mind. It would take one, just one, instance of a church or temple being bombed, and innocents being hurt or killed, and we could easily be hurled into violent tit-for-tat. We could find ourselves justifying the very terroristic activities we hate. Do you have the strength of Israel? The restraint practiced by Israel is amazing! I sometimes wish they would just mop up the mess and get it over with. Reason, however, tells me better. Before action of any kind, we need to think out the actions that will follow. Will these actions contribute to the real problem? I honestly have more faith in my Jewish brothers and sisters to show more constraint than I do my Christian brothers and sisters. ( I know I will receive grief for THAT statement )

Bottom line is this. Do not sit idly by, talking and not acting. When it comes to politics, culture, legal matters, education, etc., for Pete's sake, practice what you preach! Cling to all you know to be good with every fiber within you. Hating will never further God's will. Actions taken in anger will never produce good fruit. DO NOT BE WEAK! But remember, not all strength is found within a fist. The deepest strength comes from within.

Our greatest weapon in defending America against ALL enemies is seeking justice not vengeance, faith in our forefathers and their wisdom, a sincere and aggressive protection of our Constitution, and most of all HOPE.

Defend our heritage. Never settle for this-


2 Comments:

  • GREAT work Sherri- LOL! and you think us Liberals are LOONY! Yeah, just get on your knees and all will be okay, huh? Why support a retarded, SELECTED president? You need ot have your head examined.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:51 PM  

  • Reading the first comment reminded me that opinions resemble certain parts of the anatomy. Some come from the south backside and others from the heart. Where's your head?

    Great stuff Sherri!!!

    Remember: your enemy prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith and truth.

    YBIC

    By Blogger Philip48, at 4:58 PM  

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