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Tandra Page 1523, First They Came For The Statues

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I’m sitting on my back porch looking out over the yard as the rising sun brightens the Eastern sky.

“In Germany, they first came for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me—and by that time no one was left to speak up.”— 1945

In Oak Ridge TN a teacher at Linden Elementary School played a 20 second excerpt of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from George F. Handel’s “The Messiah” and the local chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation got its shorts all in a wad. A representative of the FFRF sent a letter to the school administration chastising them for inserting religion into the school curriculum. The representative made claim that playing any Christian inspired music in school is a violation of the sacred separation of church and state principle as required by the United States Constitution.

For the record, the United States Constitution in no wise demands that religion is to be banned from the Public Square. In fact John Adams, the second President of these United States declared; "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." More to the point the Constitution explicitly states; “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion; or abridging the free exercise thereof....” The First Amendment states; “Congress shall....” There is no mention any place in the Constitution restraining Linden Elementary School or the school’s administration, teachers or school board, nor of the mayor of Oak Ridge, nor the Governor of Tennessee, nor the Legislature nor the governmental body of any state in the Union. Only Congress is restricted from “making laws respecting an establishment of religion”. Nor is Congress given authority to abridge “the free exercise thereof” in Linden Elementary School nor of any other institution or location across the fruited plains.

Interesting how all those “separation of church and state” activists so over eager to keep Christianity from the Public Square have no problem whatsoever with Islam in the Public Square nor with children being indoctrinated with Islam in public schools. But the iconic reference to the “separation of Church and State” upon which anti-Christian activists hang their hats is no place in the Constitution. It springs from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptists in which he made reference to “building a wall of separation between Church and State”, in which the context was that the government was forbidden from infringing upon the rights of the Church as to the free exercise of religion. But the zealots always concerned about protecting Americans from the “evils of Christianity” have never been over concerned as regards the content and meaning of the Constitution. The Constitution is a “living document”, doncha know? That means the Constitution, according to Liberal Regressives, is a document of silly putty able to be stretched and subverted to mean whatever the Liberal Regressives wish it to mean on any given day and then to mean the precise opposite a few hours later. The Constitution gives the Liberal Regressives total and absolute power to proclaim the Constitution to say whatever the Liberal Regressives wish and to grant them total and absolute power to rule without restraint.

The Constitution also grants the Liberal Regressives full authority to alter and erase history, by pulling down and destroying monuments to this nation’s history and by hiding those with which the Liberal Regressives and their acolytes fail to agree away in museums where they are out of sight from the general public and thus do not remind Americans of a proud and honourable people who stood against obscene tyranny.

Obviously, insofar as those who hate America are concerned, any music that might have and hint of Christianity within context must be destroyed and removed from memory along with offending statues. As virtually all music before the introduction of commercial concerts was commissioned by and written for the Church, the removal of same from being performed in public means a rich heritage of music and art must be forever banned and hidden away in museums and dark vaults lest any reminder remain that the Liberal Regressive agenda might be false.

First they came for the statues, but I did not speak up because I did not wish to be called “racist”. Then they came for the music and I did not speak up because I did not wish to be called a reactionary. Then they came for the books and I did not speak up because I did not wish to be thought culturally insensitive. When the thought police came for me, I found there was nothing remaining of my culture to defend.

“Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God.” -Thomas Jefferson

Hanther



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