We are truly witnessing a historic event – not the President’s lawless actions, those are merely the symptom of the larger disease. No, what we are witnessing goes much deeper and is far more sinister than the actions of a single man.
In her ignorance, Sheila Jackson Lee displayed wisdom. A paradoxical concept, no doubt, but one that is true nonetheless. Perhaps as a living illustration of the old idiom that out of the mouth of babes oft come gems, of the amnesty fight she says “Let us not be a selfish nation. Let us be a generous nation”, implying, of course, that anyone who believes in the rule of law and the sovereignty of the country is simply being selfish.
But in that statement lies the real reason for the lawlessness of President Barack H. Obama and his Administration of Clowns.
The fact is that while most progressives eschew religion and God because they simply do not enjoy being told that certain things they like to do are immoral or evil, they do embrace the idea that there is a “greater good” or a “higher truth”. While Judeo- Christian tradition teaches that this “greater good” can be found through faith in God, it also teaches that there is a separation of sorts that man is to abide by. Mark 12:17 quotes Jesus: “And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him.”
What Shelia Jackson Lee’s words reveal is that she and her president have decided that Caesar and God are one and the same, that Holy Scripture only applies when it can be used to support the actions of an earthly Caesar. When deemed necessary, a key tenet of progressivism, the separation of church and state, is conveniently rent asunder the moment that the “church” is useful to the progressive cause. The President even quoted scripture in his announcement of his tyrannical amnesty decree – and of course, all of the nighttime anchors at MSNBC took a momentary break from attacking Christianity as they retired to their fainting couches in full swoon.
There is now no law that can constrain progressivism in its Quixotic quest for the “higher truth”; however, being that this “truth” that they seek is of human and not Divine construction, it is not a path to the perfection of mankind they have claimed to seek. No, this “truth” is malleable, ever changing and fraught with both intended and unintended consequences. Progressivism allows any sin to be redefined as a virtue.
Tonight we witnessed the will of the people and the rule of law being supplanted by the Religion of Progressivism – which is not a religion at all but a cult of personality defined by ephemeral anchorage in reality, vacuous purpose and arbitrary and capricious intent and meaning. Paraphrasing Humpty Dumpty, a cult whose practices mean whatever they want them to mean, the only question is to be the master of them.
True enough, Shelia Jackson Lee is a mindless automaton, condemned for eternity to recite the rote and heretical teachings of her True Religion of Progressivism. Try as they might to alloy the lawless actions of a rogue president with the Holy Scriptures and the entirely lawful actions of former holders of that office, the Amen chorus of progressive Democrats recall the ear-splitting cawing of an unkindness of ravens over the dead body of the American Republic. It is a cacophony of such intensity, one could conceive it only to be imagined by Edgar Allan Poe.
In Dante’s Inferno, the Eighth Circle of Hell is populated by the fraudulent. Dante and Virgil reach it on the back of Geryon, a flying monster with various and changing (i.e. fraudulent) natures. It is here, across the stony ditch of Bolgia 5 are housed the corrupt politicians and it is there, in simonious resplendency, where President Obama regally resides. We are being steadily propelled by him and his acolytes toward the bottom of the pit – the Ninth Circle of Treachery.
We aren’t there yet, but you can certainly see it from here.