Let me be a bit clearer and more detailed in the question of my title. What will it take for the religious leaders of today to turn on the Leftists and unite with believers on the Right and in the Middle against the shredding of our Religious Freedoms? What will be the final straw that breaks the camel’s back, or will there be an awakening? I wish I knew the answer and I would use that knowledge to articulate the warnings and expose the dangers. Devoid of that insight, I must plod along sounding the alarm as I have, hoping I am not simply preaching to the choir.
The Biden administration has, more than any previous president purposefully and systematically eliminated numerous religious freedoms that were protected by former President Trump. He has weaponized the Department of Labor in his quest to undo the Trump policy of defending the religious freedoms of federal contractors.
The Trump policy was to protect the federal contractors who “hold themselves out to the public as carrying out a religious purpose.” Former Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said, “Religious organizations should not have to fear that acceptance of a federal contract or subcontract will require them to abandon their religious character or identity.” The Constitution emphatically declares that “Freedom of Religion” was a protected right of all American Citizens and thereby businesses.
Trump took great pains to solidify that protection and recognized that religious organizations had constitutionally protected autonomy. They could hire employees who were in agreement with their religious missions. The Democrats and the Biden administration disavow that and have, is, and will discard that rule and protection. In the Biden policy, they insist that they oppose religious freedom in order to eliminate discrimination.
Biden’s team insists, as did Obama’s, that any organization that objects to the LGBTQ agenda or abortion on demand will not be awarded a federal contract. They state, “taxpayer funds are not used to discriminate, especially in the performance of functions for the government itself, thus, for the public.” What they are saying is if a business or organization does not accept, embrace, or agree with their LGBTQ or Abortion agenda will not get a federal contract.
Biden’s Labor Department (Jenny Yang) insists that rescinding the Trump rule will protect equality and religious freedom. I say balderdash, it does the opposite. The Leftist’s definition of equality will never be in harmony with religious freedom or individual freedom. To achieve what they define as equality demands the suppression of religious freedom, which is a violation of the Constitution.
I don’t care if you are pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine the mandate forcing people to be vaccinated against their beliefs may sound justifiable to the WOKE crowd and PC Police, but it is in direct conflict with the Constitution. If a person’s personal or religious convictions place them at odds with receiving the vaccine or hiring someone whose views are anathema to their beliefs, then they should be allowed to follow their convictions. No, they should not be allowed to do bodily harm to anyone holding opposing views, but they should not be forced to take a jab or hire an individual.
The First Amendment was written specifically to protect citizens against a tyrannical and overweening federal government. A group of Navy SEALs has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over the vaccine mandate. Mike Berry, an attorney for the group said, “The fact that the government has not granted a single religious exemption from the vaccine mandate shows that the Biden administration does not care about religious freedom. Instead, this appears to be an attempted ideological purge. After all these elite warriors have done to defend our freedoms, the Navy is not threatening their careers, families, and finances.” The purge began under Obama and is not on steroids under Biden.
I have often stated that Liberalism is the Religion of the Left and their mandates have created a sort of national religion. The founding father’s fears are being made a reality via the actions of the Biden administration. The founders feared a federally mandated orthodoxy and that is what is becoming a reality under this administration.
The mandates being imposed on states and citizens is implementing a national religion that poses a grave danger to our Republic. Those who disagree with their new national religion of WOKENESS are deemed, domestic terrorists. If a parent becomes involved in their child’s education, they are persona non grata and deemed a danger. Those who follow traditional religion are anathema to the Left.
The Democrats and Biden are told by the courts that their actions are unconstitutional and issued a cease-and-desist order. Does that stop them? No! They ignore the courts, including the Supreme Court, and continue to do what they desire. Is that good for America? No, that, if allowed to run its course, will be the death of the Republic and our individual freedoms.
The strong-armed tyrannical autocratic style of governance by this Administration will not be opposed by Congress so long as the Democrats have control of both Houses of Congress. As long as the Department of Justice is on their team, no court ruling will be followed, and only by revolt or political ouster at the next election can we stop this lawlessness.
What will it take? How far do they have to go before they step on the sacred cows of the religious crowd that follow the toxicity of liberal thought? I believe that Biden’s decline in the polls is an indication that many on the right, left, and the middle are feeling the pinch and sensing the danger of this administration’s policies and practices. Will that be enough in 2022? A better question might be, will it matter by 2022 or will the dye have been cast and the destruction so severe there is not restoring our Republic?
I urge you to join those of us who see the danger and want a limited federal government. Let’s seek the face of God, return to His moorings and guidance for life, and then become involved.
God bless you and God bless America.