The State as Orwellian Bully: You Will Still Be Made to Care in 2016

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It already seems clear that 2016 isn’t going to just lay down and let 2015 be the most heinous year for assaults against religious liberty since the Salem Witch Trials.

Gotta hand it to the pagans. They know how to put their foot on the gas and keep it there when the on-ramp says “highway to hell straight ahead.”

The United States Department of Education has determined that religious taxpayers who pay the salaries of its employees need to be set aside for a special dose of Orwellian hazing. See, the Marxists’ plan on affixing scarlet letters — Christian schools that receive federal money will have their waivers for refusing to participate in the Rainbow Jihad posted online for public view.

In other words, conveniently listed for Rainbow Jihad target practice.

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Sure, such a federal exemption was explicitly provided by a vote of Congress back in 1972, and there’s also that whole First Amendment thing to consider as well, but whatever, you bigot. Welcome to the intelligentsia’s black list! Joseph McCarthy called and said he wants his cowbell back.

Sadly, though, this new tactic isn’t even coming as a result of the latest rogue decision by a U.S. district court, but through nothing more than the encouragement of eight U.S. senators—Ron Wyden, Tammy Baldwin, Barbara Boxer, Al Franken, Edward Markey, Jeff Merkley, Patty Murray, and socialist-in-chief/presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

You mean you want to rob the country blind AND round up Christians for ritualistic shaming, Bernie? No wonder you are storming ahead in the polls among Democrats. That’s the leftist Full Monty right there.

And with brainwashed quislings like the Department of Education’s assistant secretary for civil rights, Catherine Lhamon, on your side, who needs accountability?

Otherwise known as “a basic search tool so that applicants, students, parents, and others can be better informed about which educational institutions have sought and/or received a religious exemption.”

Tyranny has never sounded so antiseptic and efficient. In fact, even America’s homeless population can’t escape the Rainbow Jihad’s bureaucratic blitzkrieg. I mean, did you think the progressives over at the Department of Housing and Urban Development were actually going to just lay down and let the educrats take the award for “Insufferable Public Servant of the Year” without a fight?

Those folks want to get rid of the rule that allows temporary emergency shelters to take sex into account when providing shared sleeping areas or bathrooms. Yep, as if the homeless don’t have it bad enough, now the women whose lives are in total disarray may also have to share close quarters with the guy who can’t get a job or stay sober but is absolutely certain he looks fantastic in the same blouse.

I know you may have no idea where your next meal is coming from, but you, too, will be made to care.

And not to be outdone, the feminist scolds over at the U.S. Navy are reviewing a proposal to take the “man” out of “midshipman” because a former female Marine Corps pilot said the change is needed so women feel welcome. After all, how am I supposed to focus on killing the enemy with so many trigger words floating around that make me want to kill my fellow American? C’mon, sailor, where’s my safe space?

But where, o where, does all this attention to detail go when it comes to responsibilities that are actually under the federal government’s constitutional umbrella, like enforcing our border? I know, queue up the laugh track.

Not only did Senate Democrats move to block legislation last week that would impose more stringent background checks on Syrian refugees, but the Washington Times reported the federal government doesn’t investigate 99 percent of the roughly 500,000 illegal immigrants who entered the country legally but overstayed their visas in 2015.

Among those who overstayed are thousands from countries connected with terrorism. But who cares. Your government has made its priorities clear.

It has Christians to hunt.

First published at Conservative Review

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Steve Deace
Steve Deace is one of the "Heavy Hundred" talk show hosts in America according Talkers Magazine. His influence in the first in the nation Iowa Caucuses has been profiled in much of the national media, and he's also a columnist for The Washington Times. His new book, out now and endorsed by a who's who of conservative leaders, is titled Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again.

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