Israel And USA: Best Friends?Submitted by bayou on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 16:24
Granger, I have as far as I can remember refrained from commenting on your articles or comments, but at this point I feel compelled to say something. As an American Christian and conservative and libertarian Republican, I find it odd and sickening and appalling that, at least in my perception, you want the nation or state of Israel to be a model for how this country should be rather than return it to a representative constitutional republic. Of course we can never transform this nation into a freedom utopia, but is the answer to that problem really to try to imitate and laud Israel? Would it not be better to look to our past and see the things that made and still do make this country great rather than model our country on a small subsidized state that is a puppet and puppet master? And as bad as our currency is becoming through the creation of so-called money by the FED and fractional reserve banking, how is the newly restored Promised Land's currency doing?
I truly do not wish to sound harsh or hateful, but I sincerely believe that you have your priorities at least somewhat confused and your understanding of Israel and the Palestinian people is borderline insane. Sure, I'd love to visit Israel and see the holy sites of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, especially Christianity, but I am not willing or desiring that we should continue to financially and militarily prop up a country that is rumored to have 100-300 nuclear weapons. Much less am I willing to support unconstitutional proxy wars on the behalf of a country in which all its citizens in general must serve in the military. That does not sound like freedom to me or a model I'd like to replicate in this country -- a standing army; is that not something the founders warned us about? When one has a huge military presence, is that not just an invitation for war? Why will Israel not deploy its forces all across the Middle East and south Asia? Because it can count on the McCains and Grahams to ensure the US will do that.
I was raised half Christian and half heathen, but the Christian side is what took hold. I was steeped heavily in Christian Zionism and radical Dispensationalism. I eventually shed both after reading the Bible from cover to cover, and I'm not going to preach a sermon, but I'll lastly say this, that I am convinced by Scripture that Israel as we know it is a farce, something contrived by the power evil, for since its creation in 1948, violence has only increased in the Middle East. The devil came to kill, steal, and destroy, and I will leave it at that.