By Douglas J. Hagmann
As an investigator in the private sector, I’ve done more than my share of covert surveillance of individuals for various purposes – both in the civil and criminal venues. I’ve witnessed many incredible things, including people engaging in behavior that they would later deny, even after seeing themselves on video performing the very activity playing out on the TV monitor before them.
It’s an amazing thing to watch and experience. Perhaps that is the origin of the phrase, “who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?”
This scenario came to mind when I observed the events that took place at the DNC on Wednesday night, when the Democratic National Committee suspended the rules of the convention to re-insert language regarding God and Jerusalem back into its party platform. Another scenario came to mind as well, although this scenario transcends the political aspect of the events currently taking place in the United States. It has to do with the moral and spiritual health of our country as a direct result of removing God of the Holy Bible from our nation, which appears to be a very toxic subject in nearly all public venues.
Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” Matthew 26:34
As I watched Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the head of the Democratic National Convention call for a voice vote to amend the platform to reinstate God and Jerusalem back into its party platform, it was evident that there was not a two-thirds majority so inclined. He called for its passage three times, and each time, the response appeared to lack the needed majority. A group of Arab Americans in particular protested loudly, shouting “no” to the question of re-instatement of God and Jerusalem removed earlier from the platform. Obviously ignoring the thunderous objections and while attempting to act as normal as possible, the amendment was pushed through anyway.
I found it interesting that the measure was voted on three times, and in actuality, denied three times. That is, of course if you choose to believe your lying eyes, or in this case, your lying ears. It also brought to mind the biblical scripture when the apostle Peter chose not to believe that he would deny Christ three times, yet did. However unlikely it will be for anyone in the corporate media to make this connection, I believe we are witnessing the unfolding of biblical events as prophesized in the Holy Bible.
It is critical to understand that the removal of direct references to God from the 2012 DNC text was an active and deliberate process that changed the entire structure of the party platform. It was a deliberate omission by the Democratic party under Obama, represents an accurate platform of his beliefs (or lack thereof), and regardless of what the talking shills for Obama might say, met with his approval.
Just as the inclusion of references to God on five-(5) separate occasions in our Declaration of Independence was done with premeditation, the omissions were done with premeditation and for a purpose. Those who assert that the usage of the words faith and religion, used 11 and 9 times respectively in the 2012 DNC platform as proof of affirming that God remains well represented in the platform are being purposely disingenuous.
We are bearing witness to the unchecked erosion of our nation’s founding principles that once put God front and center. We are watching as our leaders insult and mock God, and of one thing I am certain, God will not be mocked. Even as Christians and Jews, we are standing by and allowing our leaders to convince themselves and the intellectually brainwashed and morally bankrupt people of our nation that tolerance of immorality, decadence, and evil in general is a virtue and an expression of free will that is to be defended. Are we that brainwashed into believing that the tolerance of immorality and evil is to be guarded, and so far off the mark that we are to believe that our founding documents actually advocate such behavior?
The truth is just the opposite of what we have been told by the political carnival barkers who cling to their party’s convoluted mantra of multiculturalism, a Godless religion of the Progressives and an exhibition of tolerance by all on both sides of the political spectrum except for a limited number of true, God-fearing Conservatives. While the Progressives are advocating decadence, immorality and sin under the guise of multiculturalism and the politics of inclusion, those who “go along to get along” are equally responsible for not calling out this un-Godly perversion.
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. Zechariah 12:3
Does anyone except perhaps Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow really believe that the 2012 DNC platform that omits the reference of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was not an intentional affront to the nation of Israel and the entirety of the Jewish people? While both political parties bear the moral responsibility over the last half-century for not moving the U.S. embassy to the holy city of Jerusalem, the 2012 omission was not only a deliberate poke in the eye to every Jew and Christian, but a direct poke in the eye of God.
Events, especially in politics, do not happen in a vacuum and this is no different. The Middle East is a virtual powder keg, and the fuse to the next world war has been purposely lit by the backers of Arab Spring, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, and by the spirit of the anti-Christ that currently occupies the highest political offices in the U.S. You don’t have to be an evangelical Christian to see the prophetic implications of the most recent events at the hands of our collective leadership.
For decades, leaders of the United States have been attempting to establish a Middle East peace plan. Nearly all of our presidents have pushed Israel to give up land in exchange for peace, something that will never be met with success. Some have even urged Israel to divide the Holy City of Jerusalem, which by the way, is the only city in the Middle East where Jews, Christians and Muslims are granted the freedom to practice their own religion.
Just as the God of Christians and Jews will not be mocked, neither will He tolerate the city of Jerusalem or the nation of Israel to be divided. God makes his command known in Genesis 12:3: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Despite the unambiguous nature of God’s instructions, U.S. leaders from both sides of the political spectrum are intent on defying Him. The level of defiance has risen exponentially under the Progressive rule of Obama and the Hillary Clinton State Department. To be clear, even the Jews and Christians in America who do nothing, fail to speak out against this travesty of God’s word, will bear the collective punishment.
Again and despite this warning from God, the DNC platform omitting Jerusalem from their platform was drafted in part by Ted Strickland, former Ohio Governor and 2012 chair of the DNC platform drafting committee. Strickland is also an ordained Methodist Minister. How far will God be pushed and mocked before we suffer His wrath?
It is obvious that the reinstatement of God and the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on that Wednesday night was nothing more than political damage control. It was all about image and public posturing, while being void of any true substance. To the party leaders, they are just words included in a platform to placate a specific voter demographic. In actuality and in practice, it’s meaningless to the Godless and spiritually bankrupt leaders intent on pushing through a political agenda.
As noted earlier, the most vocal contingent of those opposing the re-instatement of the words and phrases omitted from the DNC platform originated from the Arab delegates. Look carefully at the reaction by some in that contingent and ask yourselves if you see true tolerance that is routinely pushed by the very party to which they belong. Look at their faces, observe their responses. Where is the tolerance?
As our immigration policies continue to permit the rending of the Judeo-Christian fabric of America, expect less tolerance, more anti-Semitic policies and contempt for Christians in the United States.
In 2008, Barack Hussein Obama promised to fundamentally transform the United States, and he indeed has. Like it or not, he has implemented or advanced many of the “planks” that make up the Communist goals of 1963 as read into the Congressional Record on January 10th of that year. There is no room for God in Communism or the ideology of socialism, and Obama has personally or through his proxies done much to implement his fundamental changes as outlined in those Communist objectives. The Progressives are supporting him, and the majority of the right are allowing the agenda to continue with nary a whimper. God help us all.