Friday, January 01, 2016

Last Ounce of Courage (2012)

Political correctness (PC) seems to be the rule in America today. Thanks for this predicament has to be given to the tireless effort of the current occupier of the White House and his corrupt administration guided by Valerie Jarrett, the President's Senior Advisor (and a major under-miner). Legions of secular humanist elitists in politics, business, the media, academia, and entertainment, etc. also contribute to the erosion of our traditional values. To the Left, PC transcends individual rights including the right to life, religious liberty, the sacredness of marriage, and the inability to even name Islam as the inspiration for the most vicious acts of terrorism in the world today.

politically correct

adj. Abbr. PC
Conforming to a particular sociopolitical ideology or point of view, especially to a liberal point of view concerned with promoting tolerance and avoiding offense in matters of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.

political correctness n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

I was given, as a gift this Christmas, the movie, Last Ounce of Courage, which provides an example of what one individual can do in the face of a society inundated and infected with the PC contagion.

The forces of evil all around us and they include secularism, Islamism, Progressivism all of which are gaining a foot hold in our culture.  The Obama Administration has quickened the effect of these negative influences. All of these forces seem to be working in concert with each other to diminish biblical Christian influence in America. Ironically, it was Christianity that was the midwife in the birth of America. And the tyranny that comes from ideologies like atheism or Islamism is exactly what the early Americans were fleeing when they came and established the United States.

Christmas, recognizing the birth of Jesus, is the ultimate expression or symbol of what it means to be Christian. That could be the reason why Christianity is the target of those who want to remove all the vestiges of Christianity from the public square and everywhere else in this society.

A major theme of Last Ounce of Courage is countering the anti-Christmas, anti-Christian movement. After all, Christmas is a national holiday and is a fixture of tradition in America. The Left wants it gone. Organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans for the Separation of Church and State, People for the American Way, Freedom from Religion, American Atheists, and others work endless to rid the nation of all Christian influences. This is what the main character of the movie faced.

The main character, a pharmacist and a part-time mayor of a small town, faces an ACLU type of villain who comes to town after a report was made that a Christmas tree was erected in front of city hall. The anti-Christian lawyer demands that the tree be removed because it violates the separation of church and state law. Nowhere in the constitution is there any basis for this illicit finding.

The mayor resists, and after reflection on the fact that his son had given his life fighting for freedom overseas in combat, he begins to push back against the anti-Christmas, anti-Christian persecution. He eventually loses his job as mayor when the city council gives into the demands of the court, which supports the ACLU representative.

The movie makes one wonder, "What am I doing to reverse the trend to completely remove Christmas and to marginalize or neuter Christianity in our society?" Well here is what I've tentatively resolved:

(1) To support Senator Ted Cruz in any way I can to insure his election as President. He is a courageous conservative, more than in name only. He will contend for what is right. He has proven to do so while serving in public office.

(2) To help elect true conservatives in Congress on the state and national levels.

(3) To pray for revival in my own life and in the lives of all Americans to bring about the restoration of traditional values and principles on which the country was founded.

(4) To be more active on this blog addressing the negative forces that work to intentionally or inadvertently ruin this nation.

I recommend this movie to every Christian, Conservative and Patriot. Watch the movie, get motivated to something, join the fight to stem the tide of anti-Christmas, anti-Christianity, anti-American subversion that abounds all around our society today. 2016 may be our last opportunity to undo the damage perpetrated by the Carter-Clinton-Bushes-Obama regimes and other forces of evil which are hard at work stripping Americans of their God-given freedoms ...

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