Archive for August, 2012

When Good People Fail to Act Against Tyranny

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

As we continue our trek through the 2012 pre-election season, many of us find ourselves wondering about the direction our country is taking. At this time, President Obama and Governor Romney are in a statistical dead heat. The country seems to be polarized in its support of each candidate, both of whom are almost as completely diametrically opposed as the country is polarized.

There’s little doubt that President Obama is the most liberal president our country has seen in decades. His hostile stance toward domestic energy, businesses (both large and small), family values, enforcement of immigration laws and attacks on the second amendment show his true colors, despite the verbiage that may flow from his mouth. His orders to enforce only the laws he chooses, further solidifies his true agenda for all of us to see.
Apparently for half the population, his agenda is not only palatable, but desirable.

For many of us, we must ask “why”? Certainly the answer is not a simple one.

Perhaps we should examine how our nation arrived at this point to begin with. When did we develop into a “nanny state” with an entitlement mentality, our hands always stretched out to others, to be given what we haven’t worked for? When did we stop believing in God as the corner stone of our society, stepping away from the Christian values our founders instilled into us? When did the courts reach the point where they no longer had to carry out the world of law, but could legislate from the bench, using unbelievable “interpretations” of unmistakable language to advance a liberal and power grabbing agenda?

There is absolutely no doubt that our country was founded as a Christian nation. Document after document, from our founders, shows this fact unequivocally. We were the great “missionary” project for these people; to bring Christ to America, to found a Christian nation; and it worked.
As a nation, we experienced more advancement, more prosperity and more technological advances in less time than any other nation on earth. The blessings and protection of Almighty God were on our nation and we prospered.

Jump to the present day.

We see the propagation of class warfare. We are encouraged to be jealous of the rich, being told that somehow they don’t deserve their wealth, but we do. Most people wish to be independently wealthy, but fail to understand that if they were to achieve that goal, they would become the very people they were encouraged to hate. Their hard earned wealth would then be the spoils tagged for “redistribution”.

We see Hollywood using every opportunity to teach our children that immoral sexual behavior doesn’t carry consequences. Yet the consequences of this so-called “free” sex are easily seen during the commercial breaks, through ads for medicines made to aid the symptoms of incurable sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Sex is glamorized and equated to love. One can scarcely watch television, listen to radio or even pick up a magazine without having sex touted out for all to see. The most innocuous internet search can easily lead to images and vile verbiage that should be embarrassing to an adult, let alone something a child should see. The characters of drama immediately engage in sex, as if it is required in order to fall in love, if love is in the equation at all. According to Hollywood, sex is the driving force to all relationships. Love is merely a secondary side effect that may or may not happen. Sex has been marginalized to the point of casual recreation. Our youth have been inundated with sex to the point that less than half of them will be virgins when they marry. The age at which a teen first engages in sex is lower than it’s ever been. Frighteningly, the age is low enough now that calling the youth “teenagers” is a misnomer, with many youth having sex as young as 12 years old.

Over half of the marriages end in divorce. The causes are numerous, from people getting married because they believe sex equals love, to the simplicity of the divorce process. Couples are no longer compelled to work on relationships, if it feels uncomfortable, just do away with it. This phenomenon used to be primarily limited to Hollywood celebrities, but we have learned to emulate them well.

Our schools teach us that homosexuality is normal and good, that people are born that way, hard coded into their DNA. The fact that the entire human genome has been decoded, and no homosexual gene was discovered, is quickly ignored and covered up. Junk science prevails.

Evolution is taught as fact rather than the theory it is. Spontaneous existence rides on evolutions coat tails, despite the fact that it’s statistically impossible. There is actually more of a chance of a tornado hitting an automotive junk yard and being able to assemble a fully functional airliner than there is of life forming spontaneously. Yet if life didn’t begin by accident, then it must have been created. Who could this creator, this great architect of life be? Don’t look for Him in school. He’s not allowed in the door.

As I stated above, we see our court system inventing its version of justice, ignoring the Constitution by using liberal, agenda driven “interpretations” in place of the clearly stated intent of our founders. Seizing property to help increase the tax base was not what the founders had in mind with imminent domain. They knew that from time to time, it might be necessary to take a portion of a person’s land for a road or a bridge and in doing so, justly compensate that person for their loss. Increasing the Tax base never entered their minds. This ruling is a perversion.

A “right” to get an abortion was something undreamed of by our founders. How the courts can legalize infanticide based on “privacy”, as they claim is present in the 14th Amendment, is beyond what any rational person would expect. By the way, the 14th Amendment, and the Constitution as a whole, makes absolutely no mention of privacy at all. Years later, Norma McCorve, who was Jane Roe in Roe vs. Wade, the landmark case that legalized abortion, asked the Supreme Court to vacate her testimony, claiming it was given under duress. The Supreme Court refused her request. As a result, there have been over 40 million abortion infanticides to date and this number increases every day.

Now don’t get me wrong on this subject. If the mother’s life is in jeopardy and a team of doctors is in agreement on that point, then an abortion may be the correct decision. If a woman is raped or conceives a baby from incestuous relations, this too may be justification for an abortion. Use of abortion as mere birth control is infanticide. There are too many other affective birth control methods available, including the 100% affective absence method, to use abortion as one of them. Except in the very limited cases I mentioned above, it is the woman’s choice to engage in sex. She knows the risk, and although this may sound harsh, she should be made to live with the consequences of her actions, at the very least allowing the pregnancy to go full term and giving the child up for adoption.

This leads very nicely into my next topic, consequences.

We have become a society that refuses to take responsibility for our actions. We are quick to blame others for our own stupidity and failure to think our actions through to their consequences. Look once again at our court systems. Cases after case of individuals or groups pollute the dockets with cases that would never have come into existence if the plaintiffs had just used some “common sense” or thought their actions through to the consequences. Instead they find it easier and more profitable to blame someone else, usually someone who is perceived to have significant resources, and sue them. Once again we find people with their hand out, expecting something for nothing. Lawyers make millions of dollars each year feeding on people’s emotions and their lack of responsibility. Blame someone else. It can’t be my fault. They should have told me or tried to stop me. They tried to tell me but I didn’t listen, so they should have tried harder. Blame someone else. This is the mantra of our society.

Now our courts have upheld an unfunded mandate in the so-called “Obamacare”. This ruling makes it possible for the government to compel any variety of behaviors, on the population, by just attaching a tax to the desired result. Now any government compulsion is legal, just call it a tax. Again, this is the furthest thing from our founding fathers minds when they wrote the Constitution.

Some people, who find all the numerous intrusions on our liberties objectionable, have floated the idea of convening a Constitutional Convention. Allow me to point out what a disastrous spectacle this would become. The same politicians who are in office today would be the same people tagged for a Constitutional Convention. With their corrupt and self-serving behavior, driven by political agendas, imagine the changes they would make to this great document. What came out of convention wouldn’t resemble our Constitution at all. Many of our rights and liberties would be stripped away, placing them in the hands of an out of control and power hungry government. At this time, all they can do is ignore the Constitution. Allow them to change it and it will virtually cease to exist.

So how does a country that came into existence as a Christian Republic disintegrate into the godless quasi-socialist state it is today? It can be summed up quite simply.

When good people become complacent; when they become distracted and fail to act against the tyranny of evil people, evil shall prevail over them.

Pray for our nation, our people and our future. Vote for your beliefs.
-Steve

“Big Brother Stocks Up on Ammo” by Todd Strandberg

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The recent purchase of ammunition by several federal agencies has triggered a stir in the blogosphere that monitors government activity. First, the Department of Homeland Security ordered 450 million rounds of ammunition, then the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) submitted an order for 46,000 rounds, and the Social Security Administration placed an order for 174,000 rounds.

The Department of Homeland Security has made other big purchases of ammo. According to Major General Jerry Curry, USA (Ret.), earlier this year, the DHS ordered 750 million rounds of hollow-point ammunition. It then turned around and ordered an additional 750 million rounds of miscellaneous bullets, including some that are capable of penetrating walls.

Hollow points are designed to expand as they strike human flesh, causing maximum damage. Since these types of bullets are banned by the Hague Convention of 1899, Declaration III, the only logical target they can be used against is the citizenry of the United States.

There doesn’t seem to be any plausible reason for this huge order of ammunition. It can’t be just for training; there aren’t that many weapons in the U.S. to fire it. In the war in Iraq, our military forces used about 70 million rounds per year. Right now, the DHS has enough ammunition to empty five rounds into the body of every living American citizen.

I’m amazed that no one in Congress is asking why the weather people would need to be so well armed. I had no idea it was so dangerous at the Social Security Administration. Since the folks at the U.S. Post Office face the greater threat from barking dogs, I’m surprised they haven’t asked for an allotment of tactical nuclear warheads.

What we have here is another example of our government being out of control. The Patriot Act, hastily passed forty-five days after 9/11 in the name of national security, has turned various departments of the government into cancers. Their only purpose in life is to grow in their ability to monitor and control the lives of every American.

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” That observation from Greek philosopher Plato is as profound today as it was when he first made it over 2,400 years ago.

Governments serve a vital purpose, but they need to be kept in check. The lessons from the rise of despotic governments are much like the plots of numerous science fiction movies in which computers take over the world: If you don’t have a firm grasp of the government’s “off” switch, the government will come looking for your “off” switch.

I’m constantly seeing in alternative news media examples of people who’ve had their civil rights trampled on by the government. One of the most wild reports is the plight of Brandon Raub, a 26-year-old former Marine, pro-liberty activist, and Virginia resident. He was seized by the FBI and Secret Service agents over posts privately made via a Facebook game Raub was playing with his siblings. The goon squad couldn’t think of anything to charge Raub with, so they had him committed to a mental hospital. A few days later, a judge ordered him released after a public outcry. The treatment of Raub was a travesty of justice, but the true outrage was the revelation that Big Brother is monitoring everything we do. If you send a birthday wish to Grandma, you might was well CC the folks at Homeland Security.

The government seems to have totally lost sight of the original cause of the September 11 attacks. The trial for the five men charged in planning the murders of 2,976 people has been on hold for nearly a decade. Last week, the defense said it does not expect the “trial of the century” to start until 2016–fifteen years after the attacks. It will actually take less time to grow the trees used to print the legal documents in this trial.

A growing number of people realizes that America is turning into a Big Brother state. Lubbock County Judge Tom Head is warning that Mr. Obama winning a second term would lead to a revolt by the American people and possible invasion of United Nations troops. “He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the U.S. to the United Nations,” the judge told a Fox News affiliate. “I’m thinking worst-case scenario,” Judge Head explained. “Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe…we’re not just talking a few riots or demonstrations.”

I doubt there are enough liberty-loving people in this country to stop a tyrannical grab for power. A huge factor in the lack of support is the number people who receive aid from Uncle Sam. Right now, there more than 110 million people in this nation are on some form of welfare. Most of these people don’t care if chains are being placed on their hands and feet, just as long as their mouths can still reach the government teat.

The declining state of America reminds me of a recent journey I made to the JFK Airport after visiting New York City. After spending a few days on Manhattan Island, I left by taking the subway all the way to the airport. As I progressed towards JFK, the quality of the neighborhood steadily declined. At one point, there wasn’t a building to be found that wasn’t marred with graffiti. Even though my sense of danger was telling me I was headed in the wrong direct, my map told me I was headed in the right direction.

If America reaches a point where it is no longer the home of the free, we can rest assured that there is place where there is liberty. I will gladly take the kingdom of Heaven over the earthly kingdom we have now.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

Todd

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