Ryan Anderson's short essay takes a look at one aspect of the ACLU and asks if they're "Friend or Foe"...


“Friend Or Foe?,” by Ryan Anderson

June 4th, 2005

O'Ryan FactorThe ACLU has filed a lawsuit to remove a cross in Mount Soledad, California , that stands as a memorial to fallen soldiers. Apparently this is suddenly offensive (no one else has complained the 50 years it has stood there). Phillip Paulson, who’s working with the ACLU told a local paper:

“Jihad Jesus Republicans need to understand that the separation of church and state has kept this country from getting into religious wars. … If God was powerful, there would not be a need for the government to go in and force a religious agenda on non-believing citizens."

The ideal question here is: what is the government “forcing” us to believe? I’m not sure about you but if there was a multicultural display at my city hall that displayed the Star of David I wouldn’t assume the government was pushing me to take up Judaism. Of course Paulson also indicates that only a republican would want to something so villainous as displaying a cross to remember our troops.


What is the cross anyway? Well, it is in the bible. It symbolizes Christ’s sacrifice.  However, it doesn’t have to symbolize Christ’s sacrifice.   The cross on Soledad Mountain symbolizes the sacrifice made by soldiers.  It really isn’t connected with a religious meaning. That is only one of its meanings. The Jewish star used to serve as a type of family crest.  So really, these symbols don’t necessarily have a religious connotation all the time.

The big question here is that if this passes, will the ACLU go after the crosses at Arlington cemetery? If they get the chance, there is no doubt in my mind.  It’s just too bad.  This organization is very dangerous. They are paving the way for secular society.  If you’re not scared, you should be.  If we don’t start fighting this will be come a secular country. Then what’s to stop polygamy or incest?  We’re on a thin line.  On one side is an honorable country where religion is tolerated. On the other side is Sweden.  Things are getting more chaotic everyday.  Organizations such as the ACLU are no longer looking out for Americans. Ask yourself: are they our friend or your foe?




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