The recent personal attacks and invasive investigation of Joe the Plumbers personal life is a scary thing. Joe the plumber represents the everyday American, striving to better his lot in society. By sheer coincidence Joe the Plumber was able to ask an innocent question to the Democratic candidate for president that seemed to put Senator Obama on the spot. Then all hell broke loose.
I can understand if the far left goes far in their vitriol when their candidate was put in an unsavory position, but when the mainstream media began to jump all over Joe the Plumber I actually got a bit concerned. I’m all for the vetting of candidates and hard-nose journalism, but the vitriol and aggressive journalism being exerted upon the McCain campaign and their supporters is practically non-existent on the Obama camp.
Couple this with the latest attempt to take away the tax exempt status of Bishop Serratelli’s diocese by Americans United for Separation of Church and State and you see a glimpse of what an Obama presidency may bring. Will Daley machine tactics be applied on a national scale with priests going to be investigated and prosecuted for preaching the sacrament of marriage is only between a man and a woman? Will Christians sitting peacefully in prayer in front of abortion mills be arrested on the spot? Will broadcasters and bloggers be prosecuted for exercising their freedom of speech?
Is this the beginning of the persecution of Christians? Will we bravely face the intimidation and brownshirt tactics of an Obama presidency? Will be willing to lose our jobs and reputation for standing up and defending our beliefs? Will we be able to weather the possible tribulation that may fall upon us?
I don’t know. It’s one thing to stand up and speak our minds in a free society. It’s another thing under an Obama presidency that when we do exercise this right knowing that we may have to pay heavy fines and face possible jail time. This is already happening. Imagine what may happen if Senator Obama does win the presidency. We face some pretty menacing circumstances.
(Pic: Pablo Davis)