“[If a] people [are] so demoralized and depraved as to be incapable of exercising a wholesome control, their reformation must be taken up ab incunabulis (from infancy). Their minds [must] be informed by education what is right and what wrong, [must] be encouraged in habits of virtue and deterred from those of vice by the dread of punishments, proportioned indeed, but irremissible. In all cases, [they must] follow truth as the only safe guide and eschew error which bewilders us in one false consequence after another in endless succession. These are the inculcations necessary to render the people a sure basis for the structure of order and good government.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1819. ME 15:234
We are inundated 24/7 with ‘news’, fake, MSM, Liberal, ‘Fair and Balanced’, Conservative, blah, blahblah, blahblah. The latest ‘hearings on capital hill’ are nothing more than the opiate of the masses, fed to us in plentiful measure by those who want nothing more than to maintain their position of ‘importance’ as one of those who purportedly ‘represent our best interests’. There are those in government, accused of every kind of corruption, criminality and debauchery, who have used taxpayer dollars to pay off those they have victimized. This kind of malfeasance isn’t even questioned in any meaningful legal, let alone moral, way to protect we the people who have been endlessly footing the bill!
When I say ‘let alone moral’ I mean we who are being victimized by them to pay off their malfeasance, won’t even vote them out of office! We blissfully watch the dog and pony show created specifically to make us think something is taking place to correct the mess, when, in point of fact, stage right, stage left, and stage center, the status quo is not just maintained but the progressive, globalist agenda marches forward apace.
The few of us who see it coming speak out, raise the alarm and are branded conspiracy theorists, as the least offensive epithet. Telling people the truth who will not listen is extremely frustrating. But if we go back to Scripture, it says we who know the truth are duty bound to speak it. If we do not, their blood is on our hands. If we do, and they do not listen, we who warned them are free of guilt.
So watch the Dog and Pony Show. Be entertained! Be reassured! But in your mind know the truth! It is nothing more than a distraction put out there by those who believe they can and should rule over the rest of us because we really don’t know what’s good for us and they do. The longer they can delay justice for their cronies, the more they are convinced they are right!
“…an entire generation has grown up more or less disconnected from the Christian past of the West, and that activists must fight tooth and nail to educate the public on each and every issue. .”
I captured this bit of wisdom from an article on lifesitenews.com. The reason that “activists must fight tooth and nail to educate the public on each and every issue” is that we are failing to educate ourselves on the principles that govern vast amounts of the minutia that make up each and every issue!!!
Example: A woman’s choice in whether or not to have an abortion. There is a seemingly endless cloud of issues surrounding the reason nothing is getting done to either shut up the opposition or rescind Roe v Wade.
So what is the principle governing the whole thing? A principle that would put an end to the endless dissension and hate surrounding the issue. What is the truth of it?
In the Declaration of Independence it says that we as Americans believe certain things: WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed,…
The principle is that this nation (a nation of laws) was founded to preserve and protect the inalienable rights of its citizens. First among these is the right to life. The author of these rights is not the government. Those rights are endowed by our Creator! The sole purpose of the Government is to preserve an environment in which they are protected.
It is to protect the right to life from the moment life begins until it ends. That is the principle. Any law should adhere to that goal.
How should we err if there is some question as to whether a person should live or die? Is the person guilty of some heinous act or is the person absolutely innocent? This is the governing question, or at least should be under the principle of right to life. Obviously, one surrenders their right to life by criminally taking another. The government has no right or authority to make any law that legalizes taking the life of the innocent! Not the Federal Government, not the state government, not the local government!
Medical necessity is not in view here. It is not part of the question and is best left in the realm of the doctor and his upholding the Hippocratic Oath. There are always options to take if malpractice occurs.
The question is one of murder for the sake of convenience made legal by a government that, under the Founding Charter of this Nation, has no right or authority to do so.
The consent of the governed is NOT the mandate legalizing murder of the innocent. If that were the case lynching would not be illegal.
We have for so long been immersed in the effort to see to our interests that we have blinded ourselves to the principle that governs LIFE!
If I asked you ‘Do you believe you are more intelligent than Benjamin Franklin?’ what would your reply be? Seriously, not smart-alecky, but honest truth! How about Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, John Hancock, or any of the other signers of the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution, do you believe you are more intelligent than they were?
Even if you were able to prove that you are, does that mean that you, without taking the time to study and think about what government is supposed to be and do, and without taking the time to thoroughly understand what their ultimate goal was in creating this nation for their children and yours, are you qualified to judge the moral and ethical virtue of what they accomplished?
The true test of your humility as an AMERICAN is your desire to know why those men came to the conclusions they did and were willing to make the sacrifices they did. Until we have walked in their shoes, at least conceptually, and looked at the world systems through the lens of historical truth, there is no way we can judge whether their work is worth preserving. There is no way we can pass it on to our children as something of transcendent value if we fail to treat it as such.
Scripture says seek wisdom as gold and precious gems. The opposition to that idea makes up nearly half of our government today. If we are not governed by men and women who seek wisdom and believe that ALL men (women included) are created equal; if we are not governed by those who know that equality is not measured by material possessions or governmentally guaranteed sameness; If we are not governed by those who FEAR the Lord; we will be governed by despots who think they ARE the Lord!
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the truth that our Founders knew first hand.
The book of Genesis Chapter 6 verse 5: And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Has The God of Creation, the Father of Jesus Christ, changed His mind about the state of mankind’s heart since before the flood?
Jeremiah 17:9 says: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
The Words of Jesus in Mark 7:21-23:
20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
The Israelites demanded a king, just like all the other nations had. The Founders knew that power corrupts and did all they could to delay that happening to their children. Are we smarter than they? Aren’t we crying for our president to be king and ‘just fix it’! Be very careful what you wish for, you just might get it!
Ya know, this is supposed to be a free country. That means that people are generally free to pursue their own happiness as they see fit…AS LONG AS, that pursuit does not bring harm to others. The ideology of Christianity does NOT call for the destruction or forced subjugation of any and all who do not agree with what we believe. The laws of this nation are constructed around that ideology. As an American I am free to voice my beliefs and you are free to either agree or disagree as you see fit. An ideology (Islam) that calls for the forced subjugation or elimination of all who do not agree cannot peacefully coexist in a nation where we are free to disagree with that ideology.
President Trump tweeted a video today:
A lady came upon a poor half frozen snake in the road. She picked it up and held it to her breast and warmed it and gave it strength. As soon as it was able it bit her trying to kill her. She didn’t understand and asked the snake why it had done such a thing. The snake answered back, What did you expect? I am a snake!
The law of Islam is Sharia. The law of the USA is Judaeo-Christian. The two cannot peacefully coexist. It is up to us civilized people and NOT barbarians, as humanely as possible, to refuse to allow ourselves to fall victim to that which has already shouted from the rooftops that it will kill us as soon as it has the strength to do so.
QUESTION: Should Trump close mosques? Answer: NO! Charges should be brought against any group that supports sedition and treason and makes an ongoing effort to undermine the Constitution by violence or promotion of same. Then the leaders and instigators can be brought to trial, receive their just and Constitutional right to a fair trial and when found guilty, be sentenced to the maximum penalty the law allows. IT IS NOT TRUMP’S JOB TO CLOSE MOSQUES! It is the job of WE the people, as citizens, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, whether we have formally taken the oath to do so or not! We have laws on the books to do so. Let us USE THEM now that we seem to have an administration that believes in what America was FOUNDED FOR!
We have good conservative pundits crying out that nationalism is a bad thing! That it IS the idea of deserved national superiority at the expense of everyone else.
As defined in the online free dictionary: nationalism, political or social philosophy in which the welfare of the nation-state as an entity is considered paramount. Nationalism is basically a collective state of mind or consciousness in which people believe their primary duty and loyalty is to the nation-state. Often nationalism implies national superiority and glorifies various national virtues. Thus love of nation may be overemphasized; concern with national self-interest to the exclusion of the rights of other nations may lead to international conflict.
As defined in Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary it is: nationalism, loyalty and devotion to a nation; esp: a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups.
I must confess right now that I am a nationalist. I consider the UN (a supranational group) to have proven time and again to be anti-American and globalist in its philosophy and ideology. I am NOT a nationalist by the online dictionary definition with its caveats, but because:
I believe that the USA as envisioned and created by the Founders is the greatest form of government that man has been blessed to live under.
I believe that the USA as envisioned and created by the Founders was not meant to force itself or its ideology on anyone else. Indeed given the isolationist bent of our country until the opening of the twentieth century, I am certain of it.
So AMERICAN nationalism was never meant to crush other nations or force our will on others.
AMERICAN nationalism recognizes the right of sovereignty that every nation has.
AMERICAN nationalism lauds the freedom of the individual to pursue their dreams unfettered as long as those dreams do not infringe the rights of others to do the same.
AMERICAN nationalism is about defending the inalienable rights of the individual to do and be all they can to IMPROVE the human condition or NOT, as long as they do not harm others.
I could go on but the MEDIA both conservative AND liberal do us all a great disservice when they fail to understand and SHOW the difference between AMERICAN nationalism and the results of virtually every other form of nationalist ideology extant!
AMERICAN nationalism does not seek power over others. AMERICAN nationalism exalts the freedom of the American Citizen to live in freedom and prosperity always willing to help the less fortunate.
The ideology of AMERICAN nationalism is being buried in the distortion of the redefinition and the dumbing down of our citizens and our children makes it ever easier to manipulate us into a crass nationalism that has forgotten the responsibility to our fellow man that our Judaeo-Christian foundation requires of us individually and collectively.
The Founders passed on to us the responsibility to EDUCATE ourselves so that we WOULD NOT fall victim to such tactics.
Am I the only one left to speak up?