The Inconvenient Life

The Bengazi report has come out and with it all the finger pointing and denial!  Of course Hillary and the Administration were vindicated by the MSM because it was just a Partisan hack job!  And, after all at this point, what does  it matter??  That was SUCH a long time ago!

I would ask that you consider this:  Those who really consider Bengazi old news and want to continue the ‘hope and change’ that we are currently enjoying are so pro-‘choice’ that life to them is really nothing more than a matter of convenience.

If a life is inconvenient in the womb, get rid of it.  After all why be punished for a lifetime for a very short term mistake?  By extension if globalism is the goal, how much greater the vision and how many more lives can be sacrificed if they become inconvenient?

Those who lust after power have shown themselves to be willing to sacrifice whole nations if it even appears to them that their power over what is left increases.  Perhaps that is why they want to control school curriculum–revisionist history, and dependency by increasing government subsidies on everything from healthcare and welfare to crops.  Ignorance is not bliss but dependency IS bondage!

We can educate ignorance and we can opt out of most forms of government dependency.  If the conservative economists are correct, the end of dependency is near anyway, and it will not be pleasant nor voluntary.

When an ostrich sticks its head in the sand it leaves its a$$ VERY EXPOSED.  Americans have had their heads in the sand for decades.  Our blind eye AS WELL AS the exposed parts attached to it, are bound to suffer the consequences sooner or later and the wisdom of God says it always happens sooner than we expect it will.  Is your lamp full and its wick trimmed?  Or are you going to be just another inconvenient life?

The Sit-In!

“Law-makers”, and if I used the term any more loosely it would be meaningless, have decided to grab some headlines by sitting on the floor of the House and being a spectacle.  Instead of educating themselves on what a true assault weapon is, or (God Forbid) studying the Constitution and what the Founders truly had in mind when they penned the Second Amendment, they sit on the floor whining  for the cameras.  They sit on the floor and embarrass their employers (us) and our nation by showing just what the combination of ignorance and a big mouth can do in the way of getting the attention of the sycophantic media echoing their pathetic meme of ‘Guns are at Fault!!!’

Their ‘common sense’ ‘No fly, No Buy!’ utterly ignores the fact that it took US Senator Ted frikkin’ Kennedy 6 months to get his name off the no fly list!  (Chappaquiddick had nothing to do with terrorism, except maybe in Betty Jo’s case.)  He had virtually unlimited resources and  undeniable name recognition.  What chance has the average person got to reverse a decision that is made in the dark with no access to his accuser.  What guarantee is there that DHS would not follow the IRS path and target any and all who have ever said and unkind word  about them or called for an investigation of their methods, or just showed some impatience in a TSA line? –Oh, Here are another 1000 names to add to the list!  Ya,know that file of active duty military sure makes this a lot easier.  Everybody knows, military, combat, PTSD, have to be on the list.  Those people sure can’t be trusted with a weapon!!

I’m from the government and unless you are a veteran, conservative activist, home school-er, flag waving citizen other than on the 4th of July, Christian, or any other brand of government specified home-grown terrorist, I’m here to help!   We can especially  make middle-eastern refugees, BLM, NBP, Occupy, “Undocumented immigrants” etc. comfortable on our welfare roles!  By the way, here is a Democrat voter party declaration form. We are happy to have you with us and just KNOW you’ll do the right thing when election day rolls around!  We seem to have run out of Clinton Foundation contribution forms, but you can google it on the smart phone we give you and make your best gift whenever you like out of the generous stipend you receive as a political asylum seeker!  Thank you. Next!

You know we really can’t trust those who claim to love the Constitution and Freedom—violent extremists every one.  That’s really why we have to do everything we can to keep them from getting  guns!

SMACK! HEY Wake Up! You were having a Nightmare! …Wait! What? You mean I‘m not dreaming?

Brexit?

What do you think will happen if Britain ditches its membership in the EU?  The economic repercussions could be catastrophic. The EU would go broke. The refugees would be no better off than if they had stayed home or in the camps.  The Socialist  leadership would very soon, almost immediately run out of other people’s money to spend. Civil unrest. Venezuela on a continental scale!  And all because the Brits don’t like people being raped and murdered in the streets by those they were just trying to help!  How ungrateful!  Throwing the whole mess to the wolves instead of just giving in to righteous Dhimmi-hood like good little servants of the Caliphate.  When will they see the light!

Oh, wait!  Its the bigotry of self-preservation that is driving them!  Reeducation is definitely in order.  I’m pretty sure the mosques could add another classroom or two if they just found someplace else to store all those AKs and ammo!  That would be the peaceful thing to do, don’t you think?

 

 

Who IS in charge here?

With all the scandals and Congressional hearings “trying to get to the bottom of it” going on, and people called to testify at these hearings being evasive and even brazenly ignoring the call to testify altogether, I have a question:
Why is it that those outside the government suffer its wrath when they stand against it when those inside the government have no fear at all of totally ignoring is authority and seem to do it with complete impunity?
Is it just me or is it that the “ruling class” has become almost completely deaf and immune to what We the People who pay their salary expect: honesty and integrity in the exercise of their office?

Underlings?

Why do we have to browbeat, cajole, threaten with lawsuits, or criminal charges, the people who make their livelihood out of the public treasury in order for them to be even marginally forthcoming and honest, or at least(usually) not plead the fifth? If that is the standard for the people who are hired into the alphabet soup of departments that govern our daily lives, isn’t it time to put term limits on THEM?

American Citizen?

Sign a petition to make Congress guarantee our rights?

Don’t those people take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution when they accept the office to which they are elected?  And when they don’t?  We are led like sheep to the slaughter!  They talk about how tough it is.  They talk about cooperation being necessary.  They talk  and talk and talk and with every word our liberty dwindles because they refuse to uphold the oath they took.  Let me repeat that–They REFUSE to uphold the oath they took.  They come up with every lame excuse in the book but there IS no excuse.  They refuse to represent us in the only way that is VITAL to the survival of our liberty and our continued existence as a sovereign nation: protecting and defending the Constitution.

But they get away with it because WE don’t GET IT!  We the People have turned our back on the responsibility that true liberty requires of us.  The responsibility of RIGHTEOUSNESS!  Religion has little or nothing to do with true righteousness.  Righteousness makes liberty possible.  De Toqueville GOT IT!  He said that if America ever ceases to be GOOD it will cease to be great.  Now I know that the job of just getting by in the world today is a great excuse for shirking the responsibilities of citizenship.  Those responsibilities extend beyond just going to the polls and getting the I Voted sticker!  The reason we have a totally out of control government is because we voted out of ignorance or out of personal interest and the principles of liberty be damned!

So now we have to sign a useless petition that begs the people we put in office to actually represent US instead of lining their own pockets when in point of fact most of the time they are in office in the first place because they promised to LINE OUR POCKETS!!!  We are without EXCUSE!  Our shining beacon on a hill that cries LIBERTY to the oppressed is swirling the drain because we are now in the position of thinking we have to give up ESSENTIAL LIBERTY for temporary security.  Our Founders promised that if we do that we will have NEITHER liberty NOR security.

Liberty cannot exist without the exercise of righteousness , whether we like it or not, whether we admit it or not.  Liberty is the reward of God for the righteousness of a nation.  He has and can again remove it for just cause and if you think He won’t?  Take a quick look at the history of the world.  The Founders studied it deeply and what they passed on was the gift of God.  We have turned it into a punch line!

 

Orlando

Since Orlando, with all the useful idiots and their handlers screaming for more gun control, those who love America because of what she was created to mean and grow to represent in the world, need to think about our understanding of the 2nd amendment and it begs consideration! A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. This is the 2nd item in the bill of rights. The bill of rights enumerates the inalienable rights of citizens under the Constitution. That being the case shouldn’t the word ‘state’ as it is used here be understood to mean ‘a condition of being’? –the condition of personal freedom — The state of being free cannot be protected or secure unless we are free to arm ourselves against all who feel entitled to do as they will to you either criminally or politically. The 2nd amendment has nothing to do with hunting or sports. Its purpose is to recognize our right to protect ourselves against criminals and tyrants. The state of being free extends only as far as criminals and tyrants are held at bay. And when the useful idiots who have no concept of personal responsibility in preserving their freedom, succeed in taking our guns, what the Founders envisioned as a land of the free will be dead.  Silence is consent.  If we don’t stand up for America just who will do it?

 

 

A Well Regulated Militia…

The Second Amendment is in the Bill of Rights.  The Bill of Rights is about PERSONAL FREEDOM.  So with all the hoopla surrounding the INTERPRETATION of that Amendment AND in accordance with the very Name of this Blog “Founders Apprentice”, I feel the need to put in my two cents worth:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people t  keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

What a militia is, has been worn out. What infringed means, has been gummed to death.  Just what a right is, has even been discussed. But have you ever heard any discussion on just what a free state might be other than a governmental entity?

Well here is a thought:  what if the Founders were not talking about a governmental state but  A CONDITION OF BEING?  –The State Of BEING FREE!  To me that makes more sense than any other attack on it or effort to decode what the Founders were talking about.

To be honest, I have not read the minutes of discussion surrounding this amendment, so I could be WAY out there on a limb.  But if it IS  referring to a state of being, then the rest of the wording surrounding the state makes PERFECT sense in the context of preserving PERSONAL FREEDOM, from immediate self defense to the banding together of communities to protect themselves from roving bands to assembling themselves into a standing army to protect the state and the nation!

What do YOU think?

Render Unto Caesar?

 

Today we will look at a very familiar passage and see if we are missing something!  That passage is in the Book of Matthew Chapter 22 Verses 15-22.

15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.

20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

May God Bless the reading of His Holy and Inerrant Word.

When we think of  ‘render unto Caesar’  the first thing we usually think of is paying taxes because that is what they were talking about.  They asked Jesus if it was lawful for the Jews to pay tribute to Caesar. And He said RENDER UNTO CAESAR!  Well we don’t live under Roman rule today.  So we ignore the rest of the passage!  Let us begin at the beginning and see what is going on here and see if there is a much more relevant meaning to this in our day and age!

The Pharisees had been embarrassed by Jesus a number of times before and they had just been told a parable of the wedding where everyone made an excuse to not show up .  So the King sent his servants out into the highways and byways to bring in everyone they could find.  The King then saw one who was not dressed for the wedding and asked him why!  The man was speechless so the King told the servants to cast him into outer darkness where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth.  The Pharisees knew that the invited guests who made excuses not to show up represented them in the parable.  They were not happy.  They had been slighted again!  So they took council among themselves on how they could trip up this upstart from Galilee.  They Got together with some Herodians.  Herodians were not fond of Jesus either because they really wanted nothing to interfere with the dynastic line of Herod the Great whom they considered to be the rightful King of the Jews!  He knew what they were up to.  So when they asked if it was lawful to pay tribute to Caesar, He called them out on it.  They were tempters and hypocrites!  They addressed Him as MASTER, we KNOW you are TRUE, and teach the way of God IN TRUTH, and that You don’t especially care about ANY man,  because You pay no attention to what KIND of men they ARE at ALL! Their Words, however,  while trying to sound as if they honestly wanted to hear His wisdom on the issue didn’t fool Him in the least.

They showed Him the coin and the image on it and He uttered those famous words—Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and unto God that which is God’s!  And they were astounded and walked off shaking their heads.  There was no argument.

But for US the story does not end there.  In our Culture, just WHO IS CAESAR?  You won’t like the answer because it puts the responsibility for every bad thing our government has ever done SQUARELY upon the shoulders of WE THE PEOPLE for one very simple reason.  We Claimed it for OURSELVES!  That’s right!  Our government is OF the people, BY the people and FOR the people!  WE are CAESAR!  So when Jesus said render unto Caesar… He wasn’t just talking about the change in our pockets!  We can’t point at somebody else and say they are to blame!  The body politic produces the aggregate  will of the GOVERNED in the USA.  If we don’t want men in the women’s restrooms,  we need to make so much noise about it and arrest those who violate, that their “discomfort in the men’s room “ will be nothing compared to their discomfort in the legal system. They DO have OPTIONS!

We need to re-establish decency and protect the innocence of our children.  Indecency is the idea that our local schools must give sex education in all the prurient excesses of sexual conduct so our children can decide for themselves who and what they are!  It is CRIMINAL and should be pushed back against hard enough that it goes back into the darkest of corners where it belongs!

We need to re-establish decency in what we choose to allow into our consciousness.  There are too many things that cannot be unseen  or unheard. WE THE PEOPLE are Caesar and we have a responsibility to the rest of mankind and to GOD ALMIGHTY for what we allow to be done in OUR NAME!

None of this requires us to be violent!  It requires that we put on the WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD and when we have done so, to STAND against all that assails us in the evil day.

SPEAK RIGHTEOUSNESS AGAINST EVIL.  Silence is Consent!

 

 

 

Nature or Character?

A Sunday school lesson claims that just as a human can be allergic to something, God’s reaction to sin is like that.  God is holy by nature.  The lesson claims that God is naturally holy.

The question is, if holiness is a natural characteristic, why would God admonish us to “be ye holy as I am holy.”?  On the other hand, if holiness is the result of one’s effort to eschew evil, and that effort builds that attribute of character, then exercising it is an effort to be obedient to God, is it not?

Holiness is not a natural attribute of either God or man.  But then loving someone else more than yourself isn’t either, is it?

Please feel free to comment!!