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Feeling a lot like ‘Animal Farm’

Feeling a lot like ‘Animal Farm’

To the Editor:

This election, remember our personal liberties and freedom to voice sentiments without fear. The risk to our liberties come from extreme right groups identifying as Christian Nationals. The positions of the Christian Nationalist Alliance include: 

1. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and savior of man.                                                              

R. What about Noah, Mohammed, Abraham and Billy Graham?

2. All life, from conception until death, is sacred and the right to life is paramount.

R. How odd, you are denying our right to life by providing rapid-fire weapons to young men who murder school children and worshipers.   

3. These United States of America were founded by Christian men upon Christian tenets. Freedom of religion is not an excuse to divorce the American culture from its origins. We will defend our rights as Christians in all aspects of American life.                             

R. Not true, the people writing the constitution were influenced by Deism. Keep your religion out of our bedrooms, bathrooms, doctors’ offices and schools.

4. Marriage is an institution sanctioned by God between one man and one woman.

R. I couldn’t find this in the Bible. Is someone rewriting the Good Book?

5 There are two genders and all attempts to claim otherwise are an attempt to further pervert the glory of the creation.

R. You are interfering in our family lives, forcing your values on us and denying liberties. What about #6 below? 

6. The family is the cornerstone of western civilization and should be protected from government intrusion and manipulation.

R. You encourage government control of family liberties to have abortions, contraception and family planning. 

7. Every American has the right to practical self-defense and the right to bear arms is as important as any of our other liberties.

R. OK, but the right to slaughter school children and worshipers? See #2. 

8. Capitalism is the best system for social development and Christian charity the world has ever known. It must be preserved and promoted as the solution to the social and economic problems caused by Communism. 

R. Multinational companies have a spotty track record of taking money from the government, pay no taxes and have no record of helping charities.   

9. Strong borders are a necessity for a safe and prosperous society.

R. Damn right. But building a wall across the West Coast, Southern border, East Coast and Canada will break the budget. Aren’t we short on labor right now?    

10. Islam is a heretical perversion of the Judeo-Christian doctrine and must be recognized and treated as a threat to America and Western Civilization as a whole.

R. I checked out the six principles of Islam. They don’t sound threatening to me. I find threatening far right groups. It is my prayer that we learn from George Orwell’s book “Animal Farm” and reject the extremism of groups like the Taliban and Christian Nationalists. Let’s reverse trends toward a dictatorship run by a pig named Napoleon.

Ron Robinson

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4 comments

  • #1. None of your list is a savior.
    #2. You need to look at who has set the environment that has led to the mass shootings. The guns are not the problem.
    #3. Even Deists held to Christian mores of the time. Those principles were held in common.
    #4. You obviously haven't read the bible. You'll find marriage at the creation of Eve, and in the teachings of Christ about men and women.
    #5. You must not be a biologist. There are only two sexes, male and female.
    #6. Abortion is not a right. It is a killing. Period. Only Roman Catholicism bans contraceptives to their membership. The rest not so much, and even Roman Catholics engage in family planning. You pushed another strawman here.
    #7. Another strawman. You on the other hand are all for killing as long as it's called abortion. Keeping and bearing arms is a constitutional right which is illegal to infringe. You need to deal with it.
    #8. Such jealousy. Who wrote the tax laws? Who keeps handing out that money from government? If you would take the time to read it, you'd see that the Uniparty is all for handing money to their friends and it is illegal to do it, along with about 98% of everything government in this country does. Such facts, however, are rather inconvenient to your narrative because your party is one of the biggest offenders in this area.
    #9. You obviously don't worry about the budget on other things. The border wall, OTOH, won't break the budget, regardless of your mewling about it.
    #10. Like so many, you have little understanding of the teachings of Islam. Even Islamic lands run red in tooth and claw. If you see no threat in Islam it's because you see no threat where you don't want there to be a threat. Willful ignorance on the part of people like yourself prevents nothing, and invites even worse things than you claim to oppose.

    If you don't like Napoleon, you won't like leftists like Biden. It's time for you to grow up and learn how the world actually works.

    posted by Quartermaster

    Monday, 09/12/2022

  • Just say "NO" to the orange cult!

    posted by Chuck Zimmerman

    Friday, 09/09/2022

  • Well Ron Robinson, since I saw you use George Orwell's Animal Farm in your title, it makes me ponder the fact that the verbiage you use in this twisted opinion piece comes close to sounding like something you get when you mix Orwell's 1984 with Aldous Huxley's Brave New World... the marriage of doublethink and doubletalk in order to hide another reality.

    posted by Lucille Josephs

    Friday, 09/09/2022

  • Love your values.

    How refreshing your comments are.

    posted by Lordocasl

    Wednesday, 09/07/2022

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