Thursday, February 9, 2012

God Bless America!

One of Hollywood's icons was paid to narrate a commercial during the Super Bowl by the auto industry to inform America that "it's only half time." Well that's one take, personally I feel it's a bit more serious than that. To use another football analogy we are in the two min. drill and down by 16 trillion. There is a sense of urgency! For example...

Today the Huffington Post reports that the Air force has removed the word God from the Latin logos on the side of their aircraft. The logo was recently removed, according to Forbes, after objections by the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers.

Jason Torpy, president of the association, said the word "God" had no place in the logo because not all members of the military are religious. "We just hope (the Air Force) can provide more equal opportunities for atheists and humanists in the military."

The action taken by the RCO suggests that all references to God, regardless of their context, must be removed from the military.

Now the First amendment says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

Now I know that Congress didn't mandate this, but the last phrase of that edict should end this controversy. No one should be permitted to prohibit the free exercise of religion. The aircraft doesn't promote a specific religion, they simply wear a logo that mentions God, our Creator, the Supreme Being. A higher power is the basis for every religion, so the reference should offend no one that is exercising the right granted by the First amendment to freely exercise religion.

There are many people in this great nation that would like you to believe we are at half time and there is no sense of urgency to the decline of our nation. They would love that America sit back thinking it's only half over and becoming complacent. It's not so bad, we have plenty of time to get back on track. Really?

God Bless!
Capt. Bill
(Yes, I said God!)

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