Monday, October 1, 2012

Arrested for praying in front of White House

This weekend, dozens of people were arrested for kneeling in prayer on the sidewalk in front of the White House. The group of people were protesting the new Health Care Mandate, otherwise known as Obamacare. Religious leaders across the country are opposed to their tax dollars or insurance fees being used to fund abortions and other contraceptives. Groups have gathered in front of the White House to pray and protest...and be arrested...all year long. In February, six people including a Catholic priest were also arrested for kneeling in prayer on the White House sidewalk. They were released soon after, having to pay a $100 fine.

Apparently, the area in front of the White House is considered a "restricted zone" which limits the rights set forth in the Constitution. Protesting is ok as long as you keep moving, as explained by Fr. Denis Wilde, the priest arrested in February, but if you remain stationary, like when you kneel, then you will be arrested and charged with failure to obey a lawful order. Yeah, I'm sure that's what the Founders of the Constitution had in mind...freedom of religion and right to peaceably assemble...except in certain areas. Well tell me, if certain public places can be determined to be "restricted zones" then what is stopping them from expanding restricted zones to include every public place?? Apparently, nothing. Or moreso, no one. Reading history about Nazi Germany, you find that the people there also gave up their rights easily. How'd that work out?

Today I received this picture on Facebook. These four girls were among those arrested. How mind-blowing is it that hardened, dangerous criminals can avoid arrest, yet teenage girls who stop to pray can be handcuffed and whisked off to jail. Good job, America. At least we're making the streets safer.

And this isn't just an Obama problem or a Democrat problem. It's a systematic government problem. I don't see any Republicans denouncing people being arrested for praying either. The government has gotten too big for the Constitution. And our only options are to scrap it, or to get the government under control. Unfortunately, we're leaning more to the "scrap it" side. And I'm not sure enough people care to change that. It looks more and more like America is on it's last legs. We should all be kneeling in prayer in front of the White House, for our children's sake if not our own. But watching T.V. is so much more fun. And we certainly can't afford to miss who wins American Idol. Our children can fend for themselves.

WND has the full story.

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