By Tom Quiner
“Lincoln” is coming to a movie theater near you.
The Steven Spielberg biopic of the 16th president looks like it will be a barn burner. I look forward to seeing Daniel Day Lewis portray the legendary 16th president who preserved the union.
There is irony with the timing of this movie. It comes at the same time that a growing number of unhappy Americans sign petitions to secede from the union.
In Lincoln’s day, states seceded from the union because they wanted to preserve something evil and immoral, slavery.
By contrast, today people want to secede to escape the evil and immorality being imposed upon them by the state. These immoralities include abortion, the HHS Mandate, gay marriage, obscene levels of government spending and growing control over our lives.
Abraham Lincoln fought the Democrats of his day to reinstitute the idea of God-given, immutable rights of Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Today, the Democrats are the ones in charge. Again, they are stripping away the immutable rights of Americans. Even more, they are establishing a new code of values, a state religion, so to speak. Let’s call it Secular Humanism.
The country is split right down the middle. Catholics and their conservative Christian brothers and sisters are scared, and they’re angry. They don’t want to be a part of the evil being enshrined as the new order by Barack Obama and his party.
Perhaps that explains this secession talk.
A blog, The Social Reader, reports that 675,000 Americans have signed petitions to secede. Texas alone is creeping up on 100,000 signatures.
Maybe there have always been this many disaffected Americans around. Maybe this secession talk is just a bunch of nutty hotheads.
On the other hand, there is no denying the profound impact that Barack Obama has had on this nation.
Where Abraham Lincoln united the country, Barack Obama has divided us.
Where Abraham Lincoln stood up for those without a voice, the slave, Barack Obama has used his considerable presidential power to deny a voice to the weakest in our society, the preborn.
What a sad irony that the first black president of the United States refuses to stand up for the little guy.
My advice to the secessionists: fight for your country. Don’t give up. America is worth saving. And I’m not talking about violence. I’m talking about the democratic process. And I’m talking about prayer.
Abraham Lincoln didn’t give up. It cost him his life, but he saved a country.