There is a very good reason to fear something. Mikey says that it is possible. That "something" is that the U.S. Military has a majority of members that believe that one day God will call them to fight to remove anyone who does not believe in God and Jesus. At that point, the U. S. Constitution will not matter as this will directly proceed Christ's return to earth.
This is the belief held by a sect of religious evangelicals that has over 100 churches (including two of the largest in America) within the same city as the U.S. Air Force. Mikey's book is "WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE, One Man's War Against An Evangelical Coup In America's Military". The man who is at war is Michael Weinstein, former JAG officer, who worked in the Reagan White House and has four sons still in the military. He wants service people to be able to worship as they please or not to worship if they choose. This man is fighting the U. S. Government to guarantee religious freedom to people in the military. Religious freedom is arguably our most important right. Why in the world would someone have to sue to insure that of all things?
And right now, even more important, how does it affect our President's command of the military?
First of all, IF the President does not control the military, or if he only controls it until it is time for God to come back, then who makes the decision when God will come back? I would say that it is the man who can tell our people in the military and be sure that they will believe him. The more I read, the more I Googled, the more worried I became. Like it or not, there has been unbearable pressure for people in the military to belong to this single sect of evangelicals. It was done from the top and it was done systematically during almost the entire W. Bush administration.
There are films of men, in uniform, at the Pentagon, singing the praises of fighting the world for God. And the were told to convert as many in Iraq as they could, while they were there. They handed out Bibles in the native language. The emblem of this sect was imprinted on military bibles. We are talking about impressionable 18 and 19 year olds, taught that they are fighting God's own war. How would you like to have Muslim Soldiers occupying our country, handing out the Koran in English, to convert us to feed their leader's ego?
I was terrified. I couldn't stop Googling for evidence that we were safe. It just got worse and worse. I started to see all the plans of the sect and I hadn't even seen the C Street news. So it doesn't really matter how many people belonged to the sect (although they are in the low millions at least). What matters is who can fly a plane over my state and drop the bomb if we don't fall in line. So I called Mikey. He had no time to talk, I told him I was terrified and only had one question... could it happen, have enough been converted in the military?
His answer was "in a word, yes". And then he had to go. He was kind to talk to me at all. I'm buying up his books and handing them out when I can. Every single American should be required to read it.
Now George W. Bush had evangelicals in the White House every single day telling him that he had been chosen to win the world for God, one country at a time. And Cheney and Rumsfeld were only too happy to have free reign to do as they wanted. And who knows, maybe they had enough of the military under control, but did they really have enough to turn on the Constitution, take over America and run it as they pleased. (Hey, I know how it sounds but I'm not the one who demanded that the sect member Sarah Palin cast as VP material). (Boy, McCain had better have a food taster.)
Keep in mind, Mikey sued many times and lost... freedom of speech. Forget freedom of religion. So you're Cheney and you're right in the middle of getting it done and BOOM, a bunch of young people go and get President Obama elected. Wonder if the President knows about the military problem? You bet he does. He's got to be wondering how many of the military belong to this sect. Cheney is wondering too. He wanted another republican to be President in the worst way... hopefully a Huckabee or Palin who would continue the program.
Now I will say the most important thing I have said in my life. The entire republican party has to defeat this President or they will have to go eight full years without control of the military. They have millions of evangelical church members in the U.S. doing things like making sure the students in our schools (Texas and Louisiana leading the way) don't learn anything before Christ. They are trying to control all segments of society (consider FOX news to what used to be Meet the Press and is now Meet the Republicans who want to chat on Sunday). They do control the dialogue. They flat out do. They have convinced people that healthcare reform could cost more than healthcare rates that are going up 20% next year and don't even cover 40 million people. People are questioning the COST. What about the 20 BILLION cost of this war.
So you're President, you're trying to get things done so you can win again and what do you find out next. You find out there is a house on C Street where a really crazy nut job "preacher" is telling Senators, and some are Democrats, that they ARE gods, that they will lead the new order. And all those evangelicals carrying the watere, well they'll be pretty much slaves to the rich. These Senators have also been sending money overseas and it's GOOD for them that the banks fail. It's GOOD if they have all the money and we have none. That's what would have happened and fast if the banks all failed. How do you get control of the jobs of 300 million people when there are no banks to even try to get unfrozen. And I know it's hellish to accept that Goldman is making money again, but at least they don't want to control the world.
So every word that is said about the President frightens me to death. Of course he will run again (incumbent and all) unless he just doesn't want it. If it were me I would not want to wonder at whether or not the U. S. Military would turn on ME. And he's getting beaten up from all sides on all things.
The light at the end of the tunnel... we interrupted their plan, to some degree, for four years. But they destroyed so much it may not be able to fix it until we've tried several people and plans. So now we're even heaaring that 7 months in, healthcare could be his Waterloo, DADT could be his Waterloo, giving TARP to banks could be... well this could go on and on.
But know this for certain, the republicans want one thing and one only. They want back in full control. Pretty much all the Congressmen and Senators in the Repuglidan Party and some in the Democratic Party. They don't need to support their own party President because they know they'll get a piece of the pie if the C Street Crowd wins.
We can hope two things. We can hope people choose to get behind the President and get some things done. We can give him more than 7 months to get things done. We can forgive him a few false starts on the hardest problem any President has ever had. We can write articles FOR him. Just because we have freedom of speech does not mean that we have to be critical every single time. We can get him reelected and we can get the military back to normal.
Failing that, we can hope that even the C Street Crowd thinks of this... only one of you can "be the king". What if you don't like "the King". The crazy preacher tells them that they should try to be like Hitler. He also tells them children are fair game for their sexual persuits... see Rachel's interview (after the minute or two) of this...
What if even one of them displeases "the king"?
Please support our President. Read Mikey's book and you will.