A while ago, Obama’s “senior adviser”, the unelected Valerie Jarrett, spoke out (on Obama’s behalf, and apparently with his blessing) against therapies intended to change sexual orientation. Obama wants to ban these therapies, arguing that they’re psychologically harmful. My immediate reactions were: Where and when did he get his psychiatric degree? And, what about freedom of choice?
If the patient wants the therapy, why should the government BAN the therapy? Isn’t the psychological well-being of the individual more important than political correctness or the ideology of a small subset of the population?
Guess not. But I digress …
In his usual technique of speaking in parables, as if he’s some kind of messiah, Obama either wrote or approved of this proferred fable:
“Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s time to let that secret out.”
Obama adds: “What happens next depends on him, his family, as well as his friends and his teachers and his community. But it also depends on us — on the kind of society we engender, the kind of future we build.”
Doesn’t that remind you of all the fables Obama has told about his life story? But, again, I digress …
I don’t intend to debate or to examine the merits or drawbacks of “conversion therapy.” My intent is to tell a tale of my own:
Tonight, everywhere across America, men, women, and perhaps even children, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling in good and abundant company with the fear and loathing they have felt and struggled with since at least 2007.
These good people, patriots all, hope and pray that soon, in less than 2 years, their torment will be over.
But what happens next depends upon themselves as well as upon the rest of the citizens of the United States of America. It depends upon the kind of society we engender, the kind of future we build.
Will those who suffer every night, struggling to fall asleep, worrying about what’s to become of their beloved country, finally get relief after the next election?
Will the next president undo the appalling damage that’s been done to our country by the current “president”?
Or will those who revel in and relish the “fundamental transformation” Obama has inflicted upon our land find some way, even if extralegal, to foist yet another wolf in sheep’s clothing upon the people of this country?
What kind of society do WE THE PEOPLE want?
Do we want communism, socialism, Marxism, progressivism? Do we want secularism? Do we want Sharia law?
Do we want a country where police “stand down” allegedly to protect the “free speech rights” of certain rioters and vandals, depending upon their political ideology?
Do we want a society that allows a small minority to muzzle the majority in the name of political correctness? Do we want a society where religion is, in essence, outlawed through the “shaming” of its adherents because they follow God’s Law, not to mention because they believe in the natural order of Creation and acknowledge the facts learned through the science of biology?
Do we want a society where deviancy is celebrated–even placed above the natural order as better or more desirable–and where all children are indoctrinated in schools with that ideology, despite the tenets of their parents’ religion? Where men are listed as “mothers” on birth certificates?
Or do we want the restoration of our Republic under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights–the very guiding principles– that have allowed us to build the greatest and most free nation in the history of the world?
As Gary Shapiro wrote in 2012:
I am passionate that our nation was, still is and can remain the best in world. We not only owe it to our children to act to preserve our greatness, but we must also honor those who have served and risked their life and limb in our Armed Forces to preserve our nation and its freedoms.
We are a beacon for the world. Our challenge is not to lament our decline or even celebrate our exceptionalism; it is to come together with true leadership that can unite us as we sacrifice to preserve and expand our greatness.
Will we do it? Can we do it? That is our challenge for 2016.