Posts tagged ‘People For The American Way’

January 24, 2009

Born Again American: A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

by lewwaters

I received a link to this very well produced video site containing links to easily sign on and declare your self also a “Born Again American.” The tune and tempo of the country-oriented music is very catchy and the words sound Patriotic, almost too Patriotic.

Born Again most commonly refers to a Christian term for spiritual rebirth and salvation, an acceptance and embracement of Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible. Honest hearted Americans have embraced just that for many a decade now and the name envisions just such an acceptance.

Even part of the lyrics for this catchy tune seem to indicate the same,

I’m a Born Again American, conceived in Liberty
My Bible and the Bill of Rights, my creed’s equality
I’m a Born Again American, my country ‘tis of me
And everyone who shares the dream from sea to shining sea

However, searching into BAA we find the deception unfolding.

Born Again American is committed to the rebirth and re-expression of citizenship through informed and thoughtful activism. It is an initiative of Declare Yourself, a national non-partisan, non-profit (501(c)3) organization dedicated to increasing young voter participation and civic involvement. Declare Yourself’s on-line voter registration tool has been used by almost four million people since 2004. Declare Yourself grew out of the 2003’s Declaration of Independence Road Trip that toured an original 1776 copy of the Declaration to schools, town halls, and other locations all over the country.”

A “National non-partisan organization?” Don’t believe it.

BAA was created by Norman Lear, who gave us Maude, All in the Family and the Jefferson’s, among other 1970’s comedies that marginalized and ridiculed traditional conservative Americans and who also created The People For The American Way, a group he created as an advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.

In his March 2008 speech announcing BAA at the Take Back America Conference, Lear stated his real intent of promoting Liberalism and Progressiveness. This “non-partisan” says in part,

It’s been seven years since the killer combo I referred to last night, THE NEO-CONS, THEO-CONS AND BIG BUSINESS, succeeded in getting us to vote in an administration that could not be more contemptuous of these principles. As my friend Marty Kaplan has written, this may be the most brazenly lawless administration in history. No other president has found such joy in spitting on our system of checks and balances, defying the will of the Congress through presidential signing statements, torturing prisoners as well as evidence, refusing to let Executive Branch employees testify, and forbidding their Justice Department from enforcing contempt citations.”

Looking at the page for Born Again American you immediately see a photo of an Obama rally prominently displaying his trademark “change” sign he used effectively in winning the recent coup d’etat and ascending to the highest office in the land.

In reality, Born Again American is nothing more than another anti-Bush, anti-conservative and pro-Obama Progressive front. It is a strongly partisan group leaning well to the left politically.

Bear in mind as they are singing about “My Bible and the Bill of Rights,” these are the same people that continue to fight long and hard to prohibit a simple generic prayer in schools and fight to have “In God We Trust” removed from our currency, the pledge of allegiance and most everywhere God is displayed in public in their misguided march of Separation of Church and State.

Lear speaks of a “civil religion,” what I perceive as a worship of the state, the government, as he says, “Our civil religion … belongs to everyone, including the non-religious and those still searching.” He further indicates this by saying in regards to the left’s avoiding traditional religion, “When we weren’t consigning spiritual matters to Oprah or the far corners of the blogosphere, we were avoiding the topic by pigeonholing it as a matter of church/state separation.”

Some weeks ago it was indicated in an earlier post, When Did America Stop Listening how these front groups disguise themselves with patriotic sounding names, but that the intent was anything except the furthering of American liberty and freedom. The videos there are by a man who walked amongst the communists within America for a decade to report on their activity, exposing their desire of overthrowing America as we all used to know her and love her.

2009 and the effort has intensified in spite of the failure of socialistic governance everywhere it has been tried.

The country theme disguises this liberal intent and undoubtedly will suck in many an honest hearted person who failed to realize that they have signed onto yet another communist front that intends to gradually strip us of the very freedoms they sing of preserving, until it is too late.

This bastardization of Patriotism, Christianity, and Americanism has one intent only, to promote the Socialist ideology that has failed repeatedly and is now being abandoned by those nations that fell for it years ago.

It is hardly “non-partisan” and is wholly leftist, definitely a wolf in sheep’s clothing.