Grassroots Commentary

Don't Freak: It's Just the 'R' Word

By Lloyd Marcus · Feb. 18, 2013

When you mention the “R” word, some folks on our side (Republicans/Conservatives) feel uncomfortable. I guess in their minds it feeds into the left branding the Tea Party as ignorant racists clinging to their God and guns, as President Obama described us. I have long since stopped caring about what characterless media and liberals think of me.

Candidly, when I first appeared on national TV I was a bit nervous. Oh the humiliation of coming across like an idiot. I was selected to be on a major cable news program as a spokesperson for Tea Party Express. My goal was to set the record straight about the Tea Party.

But, when the host began her interview proclaiming that the Tea Party is racist, no-ifs-ands-or-buts-about-it, I realized that the truth was irrelevant. This woman knew nothing about the Tea Party nor had she attended one rally. I am a black man who has been warmly embraced by fellow patriots at over 400 Tea Party rallies. And yet, I had to listen to this liberal media hack attempting to demonize decent folks and racially divide Americans for her political agenda. Thus, I believe that the liberal media is evil. Though contained during the interview, I was furious.

These people are unworthy of my respect or fear. As for the media's despicable claim that the Tea Party is racist, I have ceased dignifying it with a response. However, I will state that the Tea Party is the last hope for America, salt of the earth good people who simply love their country and reject socialism.

Regarding the “R” word, I must tell you about my new original song titled, “We Are Americans”. Its message is divinely inspired and required to restore America. I was extremely excited about performing the song in my repertoire at tea parties. Surprisingly, “We Are Americans” was not instantly embraced because it contained the “R” word one time towards the end of the song.

The word I am referring to is “Repent”. Some folks are uncomfortable when you add religious faith into the mix. John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.”

Perhaps this explains why the left despises and is so hellbent on getting rid of the Constitution.

For the bible-phobic, let's ponder the “R” word from a non-religious historical point of view. Can you say Roman Empire, boys and girls? The mightiest empire on the planet collapsed from within due to immorality.

Can anyone deny that America is racing to the same end? Homosexuality is aggressively promoted everywhere – in elementary schools, kid's TV programming, sitcoms, dramas, movies, pro-sports and even cooking and home improvement TV shows.

Due to the left's if-you-disagree-you-are-a-hater tactic, absurdly, I must make the following disclaimer: Neither I or true Christians hate gays or seek their harm. We simply refuse to be forced to embrace a sexual behavior which goes against God's Word. Pressure increases daily to succumb to the “gay is normal” politically correct mandated mindset.

The Bible says the fruit of hard work is wealth and the reward of slothfulness is poverty. American voters have embraced a completely opposite philosophy. Obama defines “fairness” as punishing the rich and rewarding the slothful. In his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson stated it brilliantly: “Why should a man who pays a billion dollars in taxes be punished?”

There's an assault on the traditional American family. Have you noticed the attack on dads? Long gone are the days of “Father Knows Best”. On modern TV dads are idiots and the butt of jokes. Twenty years ago while working as a graphic designer at a TV station, I was reprimanded for using an illustration of a traditional family (man, woman and two kids) on the cover of a brochure. Management said the illustration was offensive because families come in all configurations – single moms, same-sex parents, etc.

Could you imagine a day when an image of a traditional family would be deemed offensive? Families are the bedrock of our society. Most black kids grow up fatherless.

Hollywood and the media typically portray kids as being wiser and smarter than their parents. Apparently, public schools agree because children may acquire abortion services without parental knowledge or consent.

An irresponsible rapper who produced eleven babies out-of-wedlock by ten women was offered his own reality TV show showcasing how he copes with all his babies mommas. Meanwhile the media treats football star Tim Tebow with disdain for publicly displaying a moral compass.

Another symptom of the cancerous deterioration and racial polarization of our culture is that the “I Support Chris Dorner” (black cop killer) Facebook page received 3000 “likes”. Liberals believe blacks are eternal victims and should be allowed to have “issues”.

Is America headed the way of the Roman Empire? You bet cha!

The non religious definition of “repent” is to change one's mind – to make a 180 degree change of direction. Clearly, it is time for America to “repent”.

Please listen and enjoy my song, We Are Americans.

Lloyd Marcus is Chairman of Conservative Campaign Committee |


Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska said:

John Adams said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people."

This is an accurate quotation. However, it's often employed by Christians as if Adams was referring to Christianity and Yahweh's morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. This is untrue. Adams emphasized that the same “moral liberty resides in Hindoos and Mohametans, as well as in Christians” (John Adams, Letter no.13 to John Taylor (1814), in “Works of John Adams,” 6:474.)

He once asked, “Where is to be found theology more orthodox or phylosophy [sic] more profound than in the introduction to the [Hindu] Shast[r]a?” (John Adams, December 25, 1813, letter to Jefferson, in “Adams-Jefferson Letters,” 2:412.)

According to Adams, “religion and virtue are the only foundations, not only of republicanism and all free government, but of social felicity under all governments and in all the combinations of human society.” (August 28, 1811, letter to Benjamin Rush, in “Works of John Adams,” 9:636.)

Any nation's constitution and government benefits from moral Christian citizens, even those nations whose constitution are not based upon Yahweh's morality as found in His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-9) - such as the United States of America. However, when such constitutions are not based upon Yahweh's law, it is inevitable that such nations will become more and more immoral and corrupt, being they do not have a Biblical standard to fall back upon. Case in point, the United States of America today.

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Monday, February 18, 2013 at 6:09 PM

David in Mountain View Missouri replied:

Rom. 2:23"For all have fallen short of the glory of God". This is true of all men, Founding Fathers included, but this does not void all the good they did in founding the greatest, freest, Christian nation of this age. You are correct in saying all peoples slide toward corruption and sin unless they are constantly vigilant in seeking God. This is true no matter what form of government they have been under or how much of the Bible they have codified into their law because it is a matter of the heart first and foremost, not law. In fact ancient Israel who did live under a theocracy as you desire could not keep their government up or free for at most a 40 years period before they fell, were invaded, conquered and or enslaved over and over (Book of Judges). Why would we want such instability? Where does it even mandate this form of government over all others for this New Covenant age in the Bible? In contrast to that instable form of government, the
Christian Founders founded ours upon Biblical principles and hard got wisdom of the ages. This government has stood strong and free for over 200 years and still can be reformed to what it was.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 1:38 AM

David in Mountain View Missouri replied:

I had some time now to research your John Adam’s “quote” and here it is. Cherry picking is one thing, but this goes way beyond that. Not only have you pulled that quote from John Adams out of context, but you have twisted it so far from what he was actually saying, its unspeakable. Here is the actual full quote without distortion:

“You say by “moral liberty.” Will you be so good as to give me a logical, mathematical, or moral, or any other definition of this phrase, “moral liberty;” and to tell me who is to exercise this “liberty;” and by what principle or system of morality it is to be exercised? Is not this liberty and morality to reside in the great and universal element, “the people?” Have they not always resided there? And will they not always reside there?

This moral liberty resides in Hindoos and Mahometans, as well as in Christians; in Cappadocian monarchists, as well as in Athenian democrats; in Shaking Quakers, as well as in the General Assembly of the Presbyterian clergy; in Tartars and Arabs, Negroes and Indians, as well as in the people of the United States of America.”

To see the whole letter click below:

What Adams is referring to is the “moral liberty” that every people on earth has, that is the ability to set up a free government if they choose too. This particular series of letters to John Taylor are responses to Taylor’s attempt to question John Adams defense of the Constitution. Specifically, Taylor asserts that Adams said, "...that monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy, or mixtures of them, constituted all the elements of government.". Adams responds that he never said this and that, "There is but one element of government, and that is, THE PEOPLE.". He continues to explain that the people will their government to be free or slave (basically by allowing it) and the people will decide (by allowing) what kind of government they'll be stuck with. Then he questions Taylor’s response that the kind of government will be decided by "moral liberty", which Adams then states "moral liberty" resides in THE PEOPLE.

To read to whole source volume click below:

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 2:07 AM

Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska replied:

David, you continually amaze me in your fulfillment of the proverb "There are none so blind as those who refuse to see," or, more specifically, whom Yahweh has blinded. I truly pray that He will lift the blinders from your eyes as well as your vindictive spirit.

You additional quotations of Adams (and many more from Adam's writings) only further proves that my statements regarding what he wrote are, in fact, true.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:18 AM

David in Mountain View Missouri replied:

Right. Okay, whatever makes you feel better about yourself.

Friday, February 22, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Cowboy in San Antonio said:

Extremely well said, and totally accurate on all points.

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Fred in Oregon said:

Lead,brass,powder,chrome, and steel,THE way to freedom. Oops, did I offend? Well shame on me. The time is coming, prepare,prepare. Wake-up,
for they are already preparing our cells or graves or both.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 6:29 AM