Oklahoma Legislature to Consider Proclamation Linking the Economic Crisis to Obama’s Immoral Policies

about_1Recently, Rush Limbaugh explained how Obama economic policies were the cause of Republican Gov. Mark Sanford’s affair with a beautiful Argentinian woman. But what caused the economic problems that caused the stimulus package that aroused Gov. Sanford? Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern has finally answered that question: our sins. Kern has drafted a resolution that puts the current economic crisis squarely on the backs of libertines and godless people who have produced a moral crisis. This includes Obama’s refusal to “uphold the long held tradition of past presidents in recognition of our National Day of Prayer.”


You may recall Kern from his viral video ranting about gays, here. Now, she has gone macro economic in showing how free sex can destroy the free market. It is like the lost chapter of Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Of course, one must remember that, like his successor Kern, Smith held forth on both moral and economic theories with his publication The Theory of Moral Sentiments. 200px-AdamSmith [Richard Posner’s Economics and Reason doesn’t count and proved far less exciting than its title].

In the resolution below, Kern’s resolution declares in pertinent part:

WHEREAS, we believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis; and
WHEREAS, this nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion,
pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery; and
WHEREAS, alarmed that the Government of the United States of America is forsaking the rich Christian heritage upon which this nation was built; and
WHEREAS, grieved that the Office of the president of these United States has refused to uphold the long held tradition of past presidents in giving recognition to our National Day of Prayer; and
WHEREAS, deeply disturbed that the Office of the president of these United States disregards the biblical admonitions to live clean and pure lives by proclaiming an entire month to an immoral behavior;

It appears that divorce is “a form of debauchery.” It is a bit harder to explain the cause and effect between the Giuliani divorces, which appear to occur regularly in good or bad economic times.

Of course, one has to ignore that fact that the crisis began under President George Bush who was a favorite of the religious right. Obviously, there was a bit of anticipatory economic damnation. Ironically, in a recent article in the Washington Post, it was disclosed how both Sen. Jon Ensign and Sanford frequented a little known house on Capitol Hill dedicated to prayer and specifically the National Prayer Day.

The main concern is how the continuing economic crisis will unravel other GOP leaders and push them into the arms of temptation. What is the danger for innocent bystanders or pets if the bond market continues to decline? Indeed, if Obama knew of this link between free sex and the free market, this may have been the plan all along. Knowing that Republicans become sexually and immorally active during economic downturns, Obama and his minions may have triggered the economic crisis to shutdown the GOP. Such leaders may be adapting the very same love/suicide pattern as the praying mantis.

Kern’s website proclaims that she is not simply conservative but Kernservative.” Clever. repsallykern The website notes that

After her first session in office, Sally was voted “Outstanding Lawmaker of the Year 2005” by the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee (OCPAC) for her conservative voting record. OCPAC also voted Sally “Runner Up Lawmaker of the Year 2005.” In April of 2008, Sally was honored as the first ever recipient of the Family Research Council’s (FCR) “Champion of Faith, Family, and Freedom Award.” OCPAC has again voted Sally “Runner Up Lawmaker of the Year 2008.”

So let’s recap the current state of analysis. President Obama triggered the economic crisis (which began in anticipation of his election under President Bush) which prompted Congress to pass the stimulus legislation that caused Sanford to fly to Argentina to sleep with a woman other than his wife.

OKLAHOMA CITIZEN’S PROCLAMATION FOR MORALITY

We the People of Oklahoma, Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessing of Liberty; to secure just and rightful Government; to promote our mutual Welfare and Happiness, do establish this proclamation and call upon the people of the great State of Oklahoma, and our fellow Patriots in these United States of America who look to the Lord for guidance, to acknowledge the need for a national awakening of righteousness in our land.

WHEREAS, “It is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand” (John Adams); and

WHEREAS, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by Religion and Morality” (John Adams); and

WHEREAS, “Our Constitution was made only for a Moral and Religious people” (John Adams); and

WHEREAS, “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government…but upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God” (James Madison); and

WHEREAS, “Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God (Benjamin Franklin); and

WHEREAS, “God who gave us life gave us liberty and can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God” (Thomas Jefferson); and

WHEREAS, “Whether any free government can be permanent, where the public worship of God, and the support of Religion, constitute no part of the policy or duty of the state” (Joseph Story); and

WHEREAS, “We hold sacred the rights of conscience, and promise to the people…the free and undisturbed exercise of their religion” (Roger Sherman); and

WHEREAS, “This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians” (Patrick Henry); and

WHEREAS, “When you…exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed upon your mind that God commands you to choose just men who will rule in the fear of God” (Noah Webster); and

WHEREAS, “The principles of genuine Liberty and of wise laws and administrations are to be drawn from the Bible” (Noah Webster); and

WHEREAS, the people of Oklahoma have a strong tradition of reliance upon the Creator of the Universe; and

WHEREAS, we believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis; and

WHEREAS, this nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery; and

WHEREAS, alarmed that the Government of the United States of America is forsaking the rich Christian heritage upon which this nation was built; and

WHEREAS, grieved that the Office of the president of these United States has refused to uphold the long held tradition of past presidents in giving recognition to our National Day of Prayer; and

WHEREAS, deeply disturbed that the Office of the president of these United States disregards the biblical admonitions to live clean and pure lives by proclaiming an entire month to an immoral behavior;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we the undersigned elected officials of the people of Oklahoma, religious leaders and citizens of the State of Oklahoma, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world, solemnly declare that the HOPE of the great State of Oklahoma and of these United States, rests upon the Principles of Religion and Morality as put forth in the HOLY BIBLE; and

BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, believers in the One True God and His only Son, call upon all to join with us in recognizing that “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord,” and humbly implore all who love Truth and Virtue to live above reproach in the sight of God and man with a firm reliance on the leadership and protection of Almighty God; and

BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, humbly call upon Holy God, our Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer, to have mercy on this nation, to stay His hand of judgment, and grant a national awakening of righteousness and Christian renewal as we repent of our great sin.

Signed on the second day of July in the year of our Lord Christ Two Thousand and Nine.

79 thoughts on “Oklahoma Legislature to Consider Proclamation Linking the Economic Crisis to Obama’s Immoral Policies

  1. Here is the link to Terry Gross’s interview with Jeff Sharlet on, The Family. It is chilling and important. It actually ties into Rep. Kerr’s diatribe but more importantly, you will see clearly the connection with christianity, Sanford’s reference to King David, and our constant alliance with world leaders who tend to be mass murderers.

    “Fresh Air from WHYY, July 1, 2009 · In the book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, author Jeff Sharlet examines the power wielded by the secret Christian group known as The Family or The Fellowship.

    Founded in 1935 in opposition to FDR’s New Deal, the right-wing fundamentalist religious group organizes prayer meetings for Congressmen, as well as the annual National Prayer Breakfast. The group also has an alleged connection to a house in Washington, D.C. known as C Street, which serves as a prayer house and residence for politicians like Governor Mark Sanford, Senator John Ensign and Senator Tom Coburn.

    A religion expert and a journalist, Sharlet is a contributing editor for Harper’s and Rolling Stone. He is editor of The Revealer, a review of religion and the press.”

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106115324

  2. We’ve seen how well mixing religion and politics worked for the Taliban, the Saudis, Savanarola, etc….

    BTW liberals* aren’t unhappy. The fact that we like to discuss the issues on the web is a sign that we’re conversant with the issues.

    *I believe the poster I refer to meant to include all liberals, not just Dems. I’m an independent liberal (sometimes voting Democratic, sometimes Green and sometimes Libertarian). We all like to discuss the issues, rather than just taking our “ideas” directly from bloviating talk radio entertainers.

  3. This is absolutely devoid of intelligence and information based on reality. We have got to put an end to these religious fanatics fantasy land antics. Since they believe that “God”, is giving them the power, it is time for Oklahoman’s to stand up and stop this ridiculous charade of loss of reality. She, Sally Kern, is obviously not fit mentally to be involved in making decisions for Oklahoma (or even her own family members, maybe even her own life). This has gone past a matter of opinion about God or morality. She is teetering on the ledge of insanity, and I would hate for Oklahoma too fall off the ledge with her and her cohorts.

  4. I’m sure many of the people “QUOTED” here are rolling in their graves.

    How much of this is taken out of context? Sure Patrick Henry may have said or written “This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians”.

    Did he also say in the same breath “Isn’t that a miracle? We created a Government that respects all faiths and imposes none.”

    I bet you take the Bible out of context too…

  5. mespo727272:
    “Conservatives, who generally can’t handle proper syntax or sentence structure on their computers or anywhere else for that matter, are usually precluded from this activity due to the horrible scars on their hands”

    Tis a pity you are correct, my only defense is working for a living. The bloody knuckles typically come from a hard days labor, building bridges and buildings and water treatment plants and roads and schools. Although there are many working class democrats, they have yet to figure out that elitist liberals have nothing but disdane for them as is shown by your comment.

    Give me the common sense of the American working man or woman any day of the week.

    I think Mr. Jefferson has a quote about this, but I havent time to look it up.

  6. I guess Kern and people like her really don’t believe in a nation that allows all religious belief and think others should be persecuted by religion,dispite our Constitution saying otherwise.
    Morality is a basic human concept not just religions.If she wishes to blame a political party for all the bad things in this country she would have to include all of them.Unless she’s willing to lie for party affiliation reasons.
    Everyone knows their a basic good and bad that everyone follows and that it is wrong to phyical hurt or harm anyone regardless of their beliefs.
    If she wishes to talk about morality and how lack of it has destroyed our nation perhaps she needs to look at those in government who lie,cheat and steal and don’t even give consideration to their own actions first before blaming and judging anyone.

  7. Thanks, Swarthmore Mom for pointing out the positive changes in Texas. I’m not a native Texan. When I came here for a job assignment I had the usual misconceptions about Texas that many Northerners have.If you knew my background you would say I was the least likely to ever move to Texas.

    The police raid in Ft. Worth is an outrage. Unfortunately there are racist and homophobic cops in a lot of places. Something that might have been swept under the rug a few years ago is now the focus of public outrage in the local papers and TV news. That’s a positive change.

    Today an African American man occupies Henry Wade’s old office as the Dallas D A. He is opening old cases and working with the Innocence Project – 19 people have been released from prison as a result. Dallas County has a lesbian Latina sheriff – yes, you read that correctly.

    More people moved to Texas last year than to any other state. More Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here than any other state. This is helping those of us who are working hard to turn Texas blue again. Come on down, y’all !

    Thanks for being patient with this long post, Harry

  8. O.K. Professor Turley got mad at me a few months ago for using an expression that rymed with muck-jarred, and which could be suggested by F _ _ _t_rd.

    I realised I have a potty mouth and/or keyboard. But this type of post seems to justify the use of said expression, possibly in the plural.

    From now on, I’ll just use Kernservative in place of F_ _ _t_rd and you’ll know what I mean.

    Man O’ man does that lady have crazy eyes.

    I will give her this though, The bible does say divorce is an abomination and those dovorced should be stoned to death. I always wonder why gays don’t use this more to throw some crazy bible-based b.s. back at their critics. They’d get Newt, Rush and a whole lot of crazys.

  9. rofl

    Well I see that every rule has an exception. While I generally follow Carlin’s adage about euphemistic language being bad for us humans, I will stipulate that seamus has found a use for it after all. Kernservative indeed.

    Yep.

    Rep. Sally Kern (K)

    I like the ring of that.

  10. seamus,

    You are a brilliant tactician! I’m willing to market stoning kits for right wing christians–live your faith!

  11. Juicing the Fruits

    (OKLAHOMA CITY) I’m sure the sham of appearing at the Capitol and giving the impression this is a legislative procedure is exactly what was intended when GOPer Sally Kern and Krew planned their morality proclamation ceremony on July 2 in Oklahoma City.

    If she were interested in promoting only morality and not instead, introducing her personal religious restrictions, why isn’t she using her own church, Olivett Baptist, as her backdrop?

    As always with the mentally unbalanced words and actions are morphed into absurd definitions and shapes. Lies to support other lies are always invented, regardless of how holy the intent of the lies is supposed to be.

    She speaks of divorce as contributing to national decline. How short her memory is for anything except bible verses.

    Kern’s patron saint, Ronald Reagan, was divorced, as is Newt Gingrich and Rumbaugh twice each. Sen. Vitter of LA likes diaper sex with paid escorts and Gov. Sandford of SC abandons his family and state duties to amorize in Argentina. Gov. Palin of AK can’t teach her eldest daughter to say simple words like, “No”.

    When you don’t set yourself up on a high soap box in the first place and then mistake it for a psychiatrist’s office you don’t have to fall so inevitably far when you come up short in your own life.

    Kern should spend more time looking at the fruit falling close to her family tree ( http://tinyurl.com/krahr9 ) before she tries to juice the private lives of others.

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