I keep hearing things like, "take back this nation." Take it back from whom? The democratically elected government? Who has it? A President? The Democrats in Congress? We the people. Stonewalling Republicans? Or do large corporations "have" it? Do terrorists? This idea that somehow something was stolen from "us" drives me crazy. I was not a fan of how the previous administration was running things so I cast my ballot for change. I for one, think that Obama is actually doing a pretty good job with what was handed over to him.
It seems to me that Beck, Palin, et al. prefer to ignore the deficit the Republican Party racked up with a pointless war, but love to point out money when it goes to helping people. They seem to ignore that no American committed the horrible acts of 9-11, but they would like to insinuate that all Muslims are terrorists, and therefor American Muslims are unworthy of a place of worship in a location they desire. That somehow if Obama were to be a Muslim and not Christian that would somehow be horrible and awful. The husband works with a Muslim woman who has told him she is praying for little Ham. What is wrong with that? She has every right to her beliefs, as do I.
I am a Christian, but I do not like to be associated with this hate filled branding of Christianity I see being utilized for a political goal. I, personally, am a fan of the first amendment and would not want a government telling me how to practice Christianity. That somehow I am less of a Christian because I don't want the government controlling my uterus, involved in my marriage, and certainly not in my relationship with my creator is preposterous. That I am evil because I am a Liberal. Beck stated that Obama practices Liberation Theology and whether or not that is true I am not sure, but then he stated people don't recognize that form of Christianity. Here is a wiki definition:Liberation theology is a movement in Christian theology which interprets the teachings of Jesus Christ in terms of a liberation from unjust economic, political, or social conditions. It has been described by proponents as "an interpretation of Christian faith through the poor's suffering, their struggle and hope, and a critique of society and the Catholic faith and Christianity through the eyes of the poor", and by detractors as Christianity influenced by Marxism and Communism.
Call me a Marxist or Communist, but what exactly is wrong with helping the poor? Now, I don't understand a lot of the Catholic church's beliefs but I don't have a problem with Catholics so I don't subscribe to that idea of this theology, but if you stop and think about what Jesus was saying and doing it's hard to argue that helping the poor and and calling out injustices when you see them is a anti-Christian thing to do.
So Mr. Beck, please I don't want any part of that America you are envisioning, where as long as your first amendment rights are protected screw all the other Americans with vastly different beliefs. I want no part of it! And Mrs. Palin, I love my kids and would be just as fierce as a Grizzly bear to protect them, but for you to insinuate that women can just instinctually feel out a candidate is stupid. This woman has a brain and prefers to do a little research. So yes, you two and all of your fans have the right to say what you want, but please don't pervert people's faith to spew hate.