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THE CONSTITUTION PARTY OF WISCONSIN CONDEMNS EFFORTS TO SILENCE PUBLIC EXPRESSIONS OF FAITH

            by Andrew Zuelke, Constitution Party of Wisconsin

An article from the Associated Press titled “’So help me God’ optional in Air Force oath” writes that Air Force cadets are no required to say ‘So help me God’ at the end of the Honor Oath, school officials said Friday.

The oath, taken by Air Force cadets once a year, states, “We will not lie, steal or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.  Furthermore, I resolve to do my duty and live honorably, so help me God.”

The AP article continues, The words (so help me God) were made optional after a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), an advocacy group, that they violated the constitutional concept of religious freedom.

The Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW) supports the Bill of Rights including the 1st Amendment which says in part “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of a religion (state run church), or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” (parenthesis added), but just because the Air Force Academy is operated by the government it doesn’t mean all references to God must be forbidden.

The CPoW rejects and will fight any attempt to create a theocracy, Christian or otherwise, in America.  The CPoW and the national Constitution Party supports only a republican form of government as stated in Article 4:  Section 4 of the Constitution:  “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government…”

The CPoW believes that no one should be compelled to attend church services, give offerings to a church or be forced to convert to a certain religion.  We believe faith in God is not real if it is forced.  But we ask, “Is there currently a push by devout Christians to install a theocracy in America that we don’t know about?  Are atheists, agnostics, Hindus or Muslims being rounded up and detained for their faith, or lack of faith, anywhere in our republic?”

One might ask, “So what is wrong with wanting to make ‘so help me God’ optional?”

The Constitution Party of Wisconsin replies, “Nothing…if that were all the atheists and secularists wanted.”

The AP article adds comments from Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the MRFF, on the decision from the Air Force Academy after the MRFF’s complaint.  Weinstein said “If the person leading the oath includes the words, cadets who choose not to say them might feel vulnerable to criticism,” he said.  Weinstein added, “What does it mean, ‘optional’?  The best thing is to eliminate it (so help me God).” (emphasis ours and parenthesis added).

There you have it, the true agenda of those seeking to secularize America.  If a minority of people might be “offended” by religious expression, forbid any public expression, especially Christian expression, for everybody.  If someone doesn’t want to say “…so help me God” and doesn’t want to pray while others around him/her are, then don’t allow anyone to say “…so help me God” or to pray so that the non-religious person isn’t criticized or made to feel left out.

The Constitution Party of Wisconsin knows that the God-deniers will not rest until all expressions of religious faith and/or beliefs in a higher power are expunged from our society as well as any historical references to America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and culture.  The goal of the atheists/secularists sounds reasonable at first.  They will say to people, “You don’t want to force someone take an oath to a God they don’t believe in, do you?  We just want to protect individual minorities rights, that’s all.” knowing that most Americans will agree with that, but then, when the atheists/secularists get most Americans and the power on their side, they switch to what was their main objective all along:  remove all expressions of faith or teachings of faith completely from one institution and one group at a time.  If swaying public opinion fails, the atheists/secularists always have the courts and any liberal-leaning judge they can find to fall back on to impose their way.

The CPoW says people have right to not believe in God and to not worship…but a vocal minority does not have the right to deny“…free exercise thereof” from those that do, either.  If you’re going to live in America, you’re going to have to except that men and women of faith have rights, too…and we will not be silent.

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The United Nations and their Human Rights

By Riley J. Hood – Constitution Party of Wisconsin, State Chairman

The first official use of the term, United Nations was on January 1, 1942, 26 nations fighting the Axis Powers signed a “Declaration by United Nations.” The first UN planning session was held at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC, on September 21, 1944. On April 25, 1945, delegates met in San Francisco for the United Nations Conference which produced the UN Charter. On October 24, 1945, the UN came into being. Many people thought the United Nations as a larger version of America,” and thus liberty is now world-wide.

The UN is polar opposite of the United States. An appeal to God characterizes all American founding documents. Contrast “We hold these truths to be self -evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness–” with “to reaffirm our faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women, and of nations large and small.” Clearly men do not seek God under a one-world government. Not only is the UN Charter an atheistic farce, the UN has a different version of Rights than the USA does. We have God-given unalienable Rights. When you read the UN Charter, you will find no mention of God. If men aren’t recognized as being made in the image of God, then men under secular auspices are treated as if they are no different than animals. Rights granted by government can be legally taken away by government. Communist constitutions reference religious freedom and the free press on the basis that the government grants these as privileges and can lawfully take them away as they see fit.

The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 29, are humanist privileges, granted from government. Just look at the Article:
Section 1, “Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.” In other words, you have communal rights, not personal rights.
Section 2, “In exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and general welfare in a democratic society.” In other words, “Human Rights” are socialistic privileges limited by the State’s whims. This is the opposite of the American view that government power is limited by God-given Rights.
Section 3, “These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.” So, your rights are further limited by the UN, which itself has no right to even exist.

The position of the Constitution Party of Wisconsin is upfront, Our Platform states, “These United States, are properly a free and sovereign republic.” “We are, therefore, unalterably opposed to entangling alliances, via treaties, or any other form of commitment; which compromise our national sovereignty,” “To this end, we shall: steadfastly oppose American participation in any form of world government organization,” we, “call upon the President, and Congress, to terminate United States membership in the United Nations, and its subsidiary organizations, bar the United Nations, and its subsidiaries, from further operation, including raising of funds, on United States territory; and propose that the Constitution be obeyed to prohibit the United States government from entering any treaty, or other agreement, which makes any commitment of American military forces or tax money, or accomplishes a purpose properly the subject of domestic law. All treaties must be subordinate to the Constitution, since the Constitution is the only instrument which empowers and limits the federal government.”

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Posted by on October 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About the Affordable Care Act and Hoped No One Would Ever Tell You

Perspective

While the truth about the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (aka “Obamacare”) may not be pretty, and certainly isn’t fun to hear, simply sticking our head in the sand doesn’t make it go away and ignorance does not guarantee bliss.

Many of us are already tired of hearing the endless discussions on the news or talk radio programs. However, most of the rhetoric has been void of substance or has focused on minutia that goes over our heads and just makes our minds gloss over.

To help us understand what this act really is and how it will affect us, I offer the following two resources.

Obamacare and Its Impact on Americans

Darrell's Picture - Cropped - 175pMemphis, Tennessee attorney and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate, Darrell Castle, reviews the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” and the impact it will have on employers and the employed, the insured and the uninsured, and all Americans. This…

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Posted by on October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized