When the knowledge of history and proper use of reason are no longer thought of as necessary to the development of wisdom, decadence and narcissism fill their place and foolishness is the inevitable result. What are we teaching the next generation? Is it of wisdom, gold and silver? Or is of foolishness, straw and stubble.

In for a Penny?

For those who missed the headline that SC Senate approved a bill banning all abortions: You know the Founders declared life to be an unalienable right endowed by our Creator; not only unalienable, but self-evident. They assumed that anyone with a brain could see and accept that as undeniable truth! The South Carolina senate just stripped the Founding statement of life as an inalienable right and made it subject to the whims of lawmakers. Its great that they approved a bill to ban all abortions, but don’t we already have law on the books concerning first degree, premeditated murder? Just what part of killing a full-term, living human being fails to qualify as first degree murder in the states that already allow it? What part of murdering any innocent human being for being inconvenient fails to qualify? Am I the only one who has looked at all the facts, used my God given reason and logic, and come to the inescapable conclusion that abortion is murder? Despite all the phony, self-serving arguments to the contrary, no matter what, bottom line, its murder. God forgive me for taking so long to say it.

Those Who Govern Best…

Mrs. Gillibrand is running for POTUS. She wants to do away with the Electoral College. She is anti-gun. She is pro tax-the-rich. All of which together make her part and parcel of the Democrat party’s elite way of thinking and expresses just what would happen to those of us who disagree because we know something of history.
History holds no example of government of any nation that has succeeded in protecting the rights of the individual after the individual has given up the right to defend themselves against governmental excess.

People seem to think the term ‘free state’ as used in the second amendment means the governmental entity that was set up to preserve freedom! NO! That is not what the framers were saying. What that meant was the state of individual freedom in which a person could keep or dispose of the fruits of their labor as they saw fit; the state of individual freedom that made it possible for a person to live or die in want or in plenty by the choices they made. Being that free in no way relieves us of the responsibility we have to our fellow man. In fact it makes us more responsible to share our blessings with the less fortunate.

When free men choose to raise up a government to take over those responsibilities, it follows as night follows day, that our freedom becomes forfeit, all at once or dribbling away over decades.

Americans may have largely forgotten that fact because they have forgotten history. We are no longer instilled with the truth by parents or teachers, that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it, and suffer all the pain that forgetting so great a truth entails.  God have mercy on us if we who remember history fail to pass on truth to the next generation for it is they who will live in what we pass on, be it success or failure moving back toward true freedom or further into servitude and eventually outright slavery .