As someone who has defended the USA in war and peace, I take umbrage with the demonization of the President of the United States of America in Gulf County's local press.
"Change America -- that was Obama's promise" by Ed McAteer (Special to The Star), Thursday, August 22, 2013
Ed McAteer and The Star have crossed the line between free speech and sedition.
Ed McAteer stated, "I do not believe President Obama is the Antichrist, I do believe he is one of those the evil spirits of this world..." and then quotes the Bible of a foreign power's church...as the only link to the one true God. "Most who confess to believing God and the Bible will agree..."
Ed McAteer demonizes the President of the United States and members of his administration based on Ed McAteer's Biblical perspectives based on his allegiance to the State-Religion of a foreign country.
He fails to mention that the Bible to which he is referring is the Church of England's King James Bible AV. (AV = approved version by the government of Great Britain.) The last major editing revision to the King James Biblev(KJB-AV) was by Benjamin Blayney, 1769, although KJB-AV is under almost constant adjusted editing by Oxford and Cambridge Universities. It appears that Ed McAteer believes that the U.S. should be subservient to a Bible that is the backbone of the religion of a foreign government. Also, he stated --
"The current U.S. administration is demonstrating in a number of ways that it does not like the Jews...Israel is facing extermination and the U.S. is turning its back...President Obama nominated Chuck Hagel to be the United States Secretary of Defense." Apparently, Chuck Hagel is another disciple of Satan. "He urges the President to establish direct unconditional talks with Iran..." According to Ed McAteer, establishing relations with Iran will violate the Bible of a foreign country, to which he swears allegiance, and bring down the wrath of God on America. "America can expect to be punished [by God] as a result."
Two historical facts --
1) The U.S. has its Day of Infamy -- December 7, 1941. Iran has -- The 28 Mordad Coup -- the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iran on August 15, 1953, which was orchestrated, financed, and executed by the CIA of the USA.
2) "...Can we expect this man to defend America?" Ed McAteer asks sarcastically. Chuck Hagel has two Purple Hearts.
It is quite evident from his comments that Ed McAteer's allegiances are to the religious beliefs of a foreign country as expressed in the KJB-AV.
Actually, Ed McAteer's allegiance is to two foreign countries: 1) Great Britain, the country that was on the other side in the American Revolution.
2) Israel, whose religious leaders crucified Jesus Christ for preaching and teaching the Principles which now underlie the U.S. Constitution.
George Washington said, "Follow the teachings of Jesus Christ." The Founding Fathers of the United States of America did just that by incorporating the Teachings of Jesus Christ into the U.S. Constitution and publishing an American Bible.
The American Bible was published in about 1820. It was edited by a Founding Father, while he was serving as President of the U.S., in collaboration with other Founding Fathers, and it chronicles the teachings of Jesus Christ. The American Bible was/is ignored by "Christians" possible because: 1) it is too short and 2) leaves little wiggle-room for biblical interpretation and 3) does not preach that the followers of the teachings of Jesus Christ should sit around waiting to die expecting God to overlook how the Biblical Children of God denigrate God's greatest creation -- Man. The American Bible truly is -- an American Bible.
God created Man, giving Man exceptional capabilities and competencies. God blessed America. Americans should thank God by showing appreciation for God's Gifts and honoring God's reasonable expectations.
I was recently certified as a Doctor of Divinity for my work showing how the American Bible was incorporated into the U.S. Constitution and that the "roots" of America are planted firmly in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
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By crossing the line between "free speech" and sedition, The Star and Ed McAteer seem to have violated --
The United States Code 18 U.S.C. ß 2381 states: "whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, ...adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason."
In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent to lawful authority.
To correct the impression of treason or sedition projected by Ed McAteer's "Special to The Star", an acceptable Mea Culpa could be: Publicly acknowledging and accepting the error of their misconceptions.
Or, you can all talk to the U.S. Justice Department.
John M. Comer, DD
Port Saint Joe, Florida