Monday, February 17, 2014

14 July 2010

I find it interesting that my computer is smart enough to know that it is in Europe but stupid enough not to know that English is still my native tongue. I'm glad I remember a little Deutsch from when I served in Germany over half my life ago (and that I remembered that the link for a new post is in the upper right corner).

Welfare Gay and Stoned in America

Students of history understand very well, the future of a modern society where virtually anything goes. After conquering the modern world in the early 400s a.d., Romans enjoyed a level of wealth never known by any civilization in mankind's history. That wealth led to a sense of entitlement that ultimately destroyed them. Why should a person work if they can have everything they want without working? Why should a person care about politics? And why should a person commit to one spouse when it's perfectly acceptable to have sex with any man, woman, or child (or goat) that they want to?
Of course historians, Christians and anyone willing to think through the issue can see the folly in thinking like that, but most would prefer to ignore several inconvenient truths.
The truth that there is no free lunch. If you are getting a house and food for free, someone else is paying for it. The truth that if you ignore politics, politicians will take away your money and your freedom and will act in their own best interests, not yours.
The truth that immorality and self-gratification might satisfy your sexual desires and perversions but will destroy any hope for future generations.
The truth that if all our carnal desires are being met without consequence, we humans have very little motivation to concern ourselves with the needs of our fellow man.
Put your hand out and take the free money the politicians give you. Buy some drugs to numb your mind and remain unplugged from the inconvenient truths. Have sex with whomever you desire, whatever their age or gender. Don't worry about setting an example, the children will figure it out on their own and be happy and well educated and well-adjusted without good parenting.
The inconvenient truth is that the transition into a welfare state where immorality is called brave, where drug use is celebrated, where the power-hungry rule, and where self-gratification is the norm, is almost complete.
Mankind has been down this road several times before; never with a happy ending.

Monday, November 18, 2013

ACA Disaster Unfolding Before Us

During his typhoon speech on November 14th, President Barrack Obama said,
“On my campaign, I could simply say, ‘Who are the best folks out there? Let's get them around a table,’ ” he said. “At the federal government level, you're going through, you know, 40 pages of specs and this and that and the other -- and there's all kinds of law involved. … It's part of the reason why federal IT programs are chronically over-budget, behind schedule.”
It's a shame that he didn't think about that a little while longer. If at the government level, creating a website is dramatically inefficient because of the 40 pages of specs, what does he think the Affordable Care Act will look like with its nearly 11,000 pages of regulations?
This isn't going to end well.

Friday, December 14, 2012

No Gun

Armed with a knife,  Min Yingjun, 36 slashed 22 children and one 85 year old woman at the gate of a primary school in central China's Henan Province this morning. 

I suspect this morning's shooting in Connecticut will cause people to forget that millions of people that weren't deranged didn't use the millions of guns available to them to kill innocents. I suspect there will be hysterical calls to ban guns anyway. I also suspect that there will not be a loud, outraged call to ban knives in China.

I can't even grasp the concept of the level of sickness that would prompt a person to kill their own mother then a room full of babies. I cannot even get close. I am sickened at the story. One thing I am certain of, though. A very sick person did this. Min Yingjun is evidence that someone that sick will use whatever tool is at his disposal to hurt others.

Mourn our babies. Don't use this tragedy as an excuse to play politics or object to our Constitution. I am crying for these children and their families.

Trust Godly People

It may seem nice to have someone encourage us to do whatever we want because advice that goes against our wishes is difficult to accept. However, our decisions must be based on the quality of the advice, not on its attractiveness or the majority opinion of our peers. God encourages us to get advice from wise counselors, but how can we test the advice we receive? Advice that agrees with the principles in God's Word is reliable. We must always separate advice from our own desires, the majority opinion, or whatever seems best in our limited perspective, and weigh it against God's commands. He will never lead us to do what he has forbidden in his Word-even in principle. We should trust Godly counselors and have the courage to stand against those who would have us do otherwise.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Light And Fluffy

"One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors." Plato

Can the USA survive Obama's drive to socialism through the promotion of class warfare?

The folks who are getting free stuff, don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

The folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop, and the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!

Now... The people who are forcing the people to pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff, that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff, are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So... The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff, and giving them the free stuff in the first place.

Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason? The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

Thomas Jefferson said: "The democracy (Republic) will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 235 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff.

A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves

"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money". Margaret Thatcher

Light and fluffy, but oh so serious.

If Fools Ignore Him, America Dies

Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of The Declaration of Independence were deeply committed Christians? The other three believed in the Bible as the divine truth, the God of scripture, and His personal intervention. Immediately after creating the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress voted to purchase and import 20,000 copies of scripture for the people of this nation. 

Interesting, huh?

Patrick Henry, who is called the firebrand of the American Revolution, is still remembered for his words, 'Give me liberty or give me death', but in current textbooks the context of these words is deleted. Here is exactly what he said:“An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.”

These sentences have been erased from our textbooks.

Was Patrick Henry a Christian? In 1776, he wrote, 'It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.'

Thomas Jefferson wrote on the front of his well- worn Bible: 'I am a Christian, that is to say a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator and, I hope, to the pure doctrine of Jesus also.'

George Washington, in his farewell speech on September 19, 1796: 'It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.' 

From George Washington's personal prayer book: 'Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb and purge my heart by the Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of thy son, Jesus Christ.'

In an address to military leaders, John Adams, our second president and chairman of the American Bible Association, said, 'We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.' 

Are you following this? How about our first Court Justice, John Jay? He stated that when we select our national leaders, if we are to preserve our Nation, we must select Christians. 'Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.'

John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, was the sixth U.S. President. He was also the chairman of the American Bible Society, which he considered his highest and most important role. On July 4, 1821, President Adams said, 'The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.'

Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President, reaffirmed this truth when he wrote, 'The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.' 

In 1782, the United States Congress voted this resolution: 'The congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.'

William Holmes McGuffey is the author of the McGuffey Reader, which was used for over 100 years in our public schools with over 125 million copies sold until it was stopped in 1963. President Lincoln called him the 'Schoolmaster of the Nation.' Listen to these words of Mr. McGuffey: 'The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our notions on character of God, on the great moral Governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions. From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from the sacred Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible I make no apology.'

Of the first 108 universities founded in America, 106 were distinctly Christian, including the first, Harvard University, chartered in 1636. In the original Harvard Student Handbook rule number 1 was that students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek so that they could study the scriptures: 'Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him (Proverbs 2:3).' For over 100 years, more than 50% of all Harvard graduates were pastors! 

It is clear from history that the Bible and the Christian faith, were foundational in our educational and judicial system yet in 1947, there was a radical change of direction in the Supreme Court. The following prayer was banished: 'Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee. We beg Thy blessings upon us and our parents and our teachers and our country. Amen.'

In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled that Bible reading was outlawed as unconstitutional in the public school system. The court offered this justification: 'If portions of the New Testament were read without explanation, they could and have been psychologically harmful to children.'

Bible reading became unconstitutional, though the Bible was quoted 94% of the time by those who wrote our constitution and shaped our Nation and its system of education and justice and government. In 1965, the Courts denied as unconstitutional the rights of a student in the public school cafeteria to bow his head and pray audibly for his food.

In 1980, Stone vs. Graham outlawed the Ten Commandments in our public schools.The Supreme Court said this: 'If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments were to have any effect at all, it would be to induce school children to read them. And if they read them, meditated upon them, and perhaps venerated and observed them, this is not a permissible objective.'

Is it not a permissible objective to allow our children to follow the moral principles of the Ten Commandments?James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution of the United States, said this: 'We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.'

God bless America. Please?
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