Thank you, Houston

The Constitution, which sets forth the principle of rule of law, defines what is unconstitutional, and guarantees freedom of speech and other liberties of a Constitutional republic, and also describes the impeachment power. (How many know of the Jewish roots of this document?) Hypocrisy threatens Constitutional government. Could Israel use a constitution like this? More to the point: would a Convention of States save it, or destroy it? (Example: civil asset forfeiture violates the Constitution.) Quick fixes like Regulation Freedom Amendments weaken it. Furthermore: the Constitution provides for removing, and punishing, a judge who commits treason in his rulings. Furthermore, opponents who engage in lawfare against an elected President risk breaking the Constitution.
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Recently the town council of Houston added its name to a long list of constitutional bullies. It recently attempted to infringe upon its citizens 1st Amendment rights by conducting a witch hunt against Houston’s churches in an attempt to find something that will justify removing their tax exempt status. But its actions may have proven that the proverbial last straw does actually exist when it comes to assaults against our rights to worship freely. Not only have Houston’s churches refused to submit to politically correct bullies; they have done what churches around the country should have been doing since 1954. When Lyndon B. Johnson subversively attached the Johnson Amendment to a piece of IRS legislation and silenced the political voice of the churches, the churches remained silent. But not this time. This time Houston may have gone too far and forced the churches to finally take a stand. And for that, we thank you, Houston!

Unfortunately, there is a long list of assaults against our constitutional rights that go unnoticed, and when noticed make the news momentarily but are quickly forgotten. It would be a gross understatement to say this country is in dire straits. And until now and the situation in Houston, little has been accomplished against the many assaults against our rights. But before trying to figure out how to take our lead from the churches that are finally taking a stand, let’s try to understand the full breath of our fall by taking a look at some of the other assaults that have taken place against our liberties.

How the United Nations encroaches on our liberties

The UN flag. The Houston experience makes us aware of how the UN has encroached steadily on our liberties.

The flag of the United Nations. (Public domain as per UN policy.)

The encroachment upon our rights by the United Nations alone is enough to make one’s head spin. On page 115 of his book, International Merger by Foreign Entanglements, Arthur Thompson lists the gamut of man’s life and activities impacted by UN initiatives. They are as follows:

  • Fundamental Rights: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • Banking, Economics, and Monetary Policy: International Monetary Fund, World Bank, United Nations Economic and Social Council
  • Trade: World Trade Organization
  • Industry: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • Education: United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Women: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women
  • Birth Control, Abortion, Population Control: United Nations Population Fund
  • Private Ownership of Firearms: United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (heavy UN regulation of privately owned firearms-not yet ratified by Congress. Obama supported ratification but ran into heated opposition in Congress.)
  • Oceans and Their Tributaries: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, International Seabed Authority, and International Maritime Organization (Ocean tributaries means the rivers that flow out of all countries and their tributaries within the interior of the countries.)
  • Courts That Can Supersede American Courts: International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court
  • Labor: International Labor Organization
  • Agriculture: Food and Agricultural Organization, International Fund for Agriculture Development and World Food Programme (sic)
  • Environment: United Nations Environmental Programme (sic) and Global Environment Facility
  • Tourism: United Nations World Tourism Organization

Unfortunately, the list above is not comprehensive. Thompson did not include treaties that are pending ratification by our Senate, such as:

  • Parental Rights: The United Nations Rights of the Child with Disabilities Treaty and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

While some may think that aspects of the treaties above sound beneficial, a closer examination of each reveals that they stealthily usurp our personal rights as well as surrendering our national sovereignty to councils that for the most part are populated with thugs and mass murderers. If common sense ruled the world, these nations would be surrendering their sovereignty to us. Unfortunately, common sense is not all that common.

How our own government encroaches on our liberties

Regrettably, the picture is bleaker still when you consider that our own government has infringed upon just about every right they swore to protect in our Constitution, as well as those that our Founders never in their wildest imagination thought they would have to protect in our Bill of Rights, such as education or parental rights. Although most conservatives are aware of the assaults our own government has made against our god-given and civil rights, for the sake of thoroughness I will list the most obvious: Common Core education that usurps parental rights regarding educational standards and gives them to the federal government; firearm regulations that infringe upon our right to keep and bear arms; bully and hate speech legislation that deems moral and religious issues to be a matter legislated by the state and infringes upon our freedom of speech and right to worship as we see fit; uber environmentalism that infringes upon our property rights (think Nevada and the Bundy ranch); the right to choose your doctor and your health care plan (think Obamacare); eminent domain laws that exceed the intent of our Founders (think Agenda 21); destruction of voter integrity; failure to protect our borders; failure to protect our troops with proper equipment and issuing absurd Rules of Engagement that prevent them from protecting themselves; failure to run our economy in a responsible manner, failure to…well, you get the picture.

Thank you, Houston, for the wake-up call

Depressed? You should be. However, all is not lost. Our problem in fighting these many assaults lies in our failure to realize that we have been engaged in a spiritual battle for the very soul of America. Therefore we have made the mistake of fighting this battle on the devil’s terms. If we want to win, we must change strategy. You can’t win a fight against any demon in a court of law or even in an election booth. Of course we must continue supporting candidates that understand that government’s role is to protect and preserve our constitutional rights and not solve our problems, but there is more we can do. We can take our lead from the churches in Houston and stand up to the bullies in government that have not only infringed upon our rights but have somehow managed to convince a great number of people that they have done it for our own good. The Houston 5, as they are referred to, did not just refuse to submit to the intimidation and comply with the bully request, they are launching an offensive and going after the bullies in court.

To be sure, this is a spiritual battle; therefore, standing up also means kneeling down. Do all you can to stand, but while standing, kneel prayerfully and with the realization that only God can save America. At this point in time, when we consider just how far we have fallen and how much we have lost, we should realize that our demise has been orchestrated in the pits of hell. However, the good news is that our Redeemer lives and no demon in hell or on earth can withstand His power. Houston is proving that and we should embrace it. The battle may have escalated and we may have lost an incomprehensible amount of ground, but it can still be won – not by might, nor by power but by His Spirit. Can I hear an “Amen!”

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RoseAnn Salanitri is a published author and Acquisition Editor for the New Jersey Family Policy Council. She is a community activist who has founded the Sussex County Tea Party in her home state and launched a recall movement against Senator Robert Menendez. RoseAnn is also the founder of Veritas Christian Academy, as well as co-founder of Creation Science Alive, and a national creation science speaker.

4 Responses to Thank you, Houston

  1. Better be careful, you may actually get what you wish. you will make Mosques in America become tax free political machines. By allowing religious groups to mix politics with religion you will be doing a disservice to both. You will give people like Pat Robertson nearly unlimited political clout. I know it is a common saying of modern teaparty people to say “Government must stay out of the church, but they cant keep the church out of government”. this would be the same thing as saying: “I hate when someone mixes chocolate with peanut butter, but mixing peanut butter with chocolate is fine with me.” So if you want the church to be mixed into government, how would you like the government enforcing your beliefs, and of course, the beliefs of OTHERS upon you? who decides which verses to legislate and how decides how they are interpreted? Who decides who has “true faith” compared to all the other forms of faith out there?

    • Terry A. Hurlbut says:

      Considering that Your Side apologizes for mosques anyway, you have no argument. And I can think of other ways the mosques leave themselves open: by their direct advocacy of treason.

  2. […] Thank you, Houston […]

  3. […] Recall: Annise Parker achieved notoriety as the first open female homosexual to win election as Mayor of Houston. (The first female homosexual of all time to become Mayor was Kathryn Whitmire, in the Eighties.) She urged the City Council to pass an ordinance to force any business offering public restrooms to let anyone use them, regardless of anatomy, who “felt” more comfortable using one restroom or another. […]

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