By now many people have seen the video of Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory explaining why he left the Democrat Party. He explains it better than I ever could, so I recommend playing the video if you have not done so already. He is an honest and courageous patriot.
We many not always agree with everything the man has said or did in the past, but through genuine soul searching, he arrived at the conclusion the Democrats were not really working for the benefit of his fellow black Americans. He saw how government programs were designed to trap them into a cycle of dependency that carried over from generation to generation. He saw, like Frederick Douglas and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., that true freedom and prosperity for his brethren came, not from special programs, but from a free society where everyone is able to move themselves up in the world rather than wait for the, never coming, government assistance.
There comes a time when someone really understands the conditions of our nation and the world around us and is able to put them into words. Some are uncomfortable with the bluntness of Sarah Palin, but the pablum coming out of their attempts at discourse astounds everyone with the vapid nature of their thought processes.
There is much we can learn from this fine lady who was the only reason I drove a car with a McCain Palin bumper sticker for a time. Our challenges are great and we need bold thinking and action to prevent the total meltdown of our nation. Being merely “concerned” will not get the job done. Neither will making nice and attempting to negotiate with those who want to take us in the opposite direction to a godless socialist end.
Breitbart.com recently carried a report saying, “During his speech in San Jose, California on Friday, President Obama took one question from the press on national security monitoring of Americans. Without any sense of irony whatsoever in the aftermath of the IRS’ targeting of conservatives, the administration’s stonewalling on Benghazi, the Department of Justice’s targeting of reporters, the Department of Health and Human Services’ leveraging of private organizations for Obamacare public relations cash, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s secret email addresses, Obama unloaded this line:
“‘If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.’”
Well, ladies and gentlemen, we DO have some problems here! And the culprits are exactly the ones whom President Obama identified: the executive branch, Congress, and federal judges, or in other words, the federal government in Washington, D.C. As I have said repeatedly, the American people have more to fear from Washington D.C., than they do Tehran, Kabul, Baghdad, or Pyongyang.
So many talking heads are sanctimoniously condemning the actions of Edward Snowden. The big government progressives seem to be hyperventilating about letting people know that this young man acted against the country and he should be punished. Others insist on letting the record show that he should be regarded as a hero. Well, I hate to break the news that, to anyone other than the man himself and his family, his fate is not the most important point of this tale.
All this is just a smokescreen to take attention away from the real story… that we are being spied on by our own government. It is a government that has a track record of using various branches to beat up on its real or perceived enemies. It is a government that has used the most feared collection agency in the world to harass and harm those not in step with their socialist programs. It is a government that has used the Environmental Protection Agency to support those who have swilled down the environmental koolaid, while denying skeptics any information that would give proof that their suspicions were founded in fact.
Big government types say they are concerned that Snowden’s revelations have harmed our nation’s ability to defend us from terrorist attacks. The program did not work in Boston or Fort Hood. We are told this type of information would have prevented the 911 attacks. Given our government’s timidity of following through on information available makes this highly unlikely, even though we had an administration that was sincerely concerned about the welfare of the people at the time. It’s worse today as our leaders are more afraid of Christians, veterans and Ron Paul supporters. The most effective system in the world, which this may well be, is useless if its users are looking for the wrong things.
Prior to this new era of serial government crimes and scandals, it was difficult to watch a newscast on any channel where the word “sustainability” was not batted about as the ruling class attempted to tell us what we are, and are not capable of doing. We were told that our lifestyles are not sustainable. We were told that our leadership in the world is not sustainable. We were told that our consumption of resources is not sustainable. We were told these things by members of the party that has been pretty much in charge for the past fifty plus years. These were the people who created the mess we are in… and now we are expected to trust them to fix things.
The whole argument about the whether our path through the world is sustainable or not revolves around the question of whether the American genius that made this country the superpower in the world is capable of maintaining our position. To say that our lifestyle and position in the world is not sustainable is to say that Americans have lost their ability to create new products, concepts and energy sources. To say America is not sustainable, the speaker shows his lack of faith in the American people, the free market system that has carried us to the pinnacle of the global economy and the “divine providence” that guided our nation into existence is unreliable.
These naysayers, even when they recognize the historical significance of these factors, are telling us our time has run out and the individualism that has built our nation and made it prosper must give way to the collective approach driven by leaders with little real world experience who have sheltered themselves behind the ivy covered walls of academia, theorizing about all sorts of things, we, the little people, should be doing.
For those who have been living under a rock, Edward Snowden is the young man who leaked the word that the NSA was tracking billions of phone calls every day. His actions have generated controversy on both sides of the political aisle. It is rare these days for a dispute to break along anything but party lines… yet here we are.
To find Glenn Beck and Michael Moore on the same side of any issue is truly amazing. To have Democrats and Republicans siding with each other against other Democrats and Republicans just doesn’t happen every day. It may be that we are seeing true colors in some cases as public figures come down on the side of the individual freedom or government.
Before we get into the arguments for and against his actions, let’s consider for a moment what we learned by them. We learned was that the national government was keeping records of all our phone calls – not just through Verizon, but pretty much everyone. On top of that, we are told that our internet activity is being followed as well. Many will believe that this sort of snooping is just too massive a project to be undertaken. They have not seen descriptions of the new facility in Utah.
The relationship between the throne and the pulpit has always been a tenuous one at best. Since the days of Melchisedec, God intended that the office of priest and king be separate. Old Testament kings learned the hard way not to intrude into the priest’s office. God clearly intended that His prophets be free and independent men who possessed as much courage as they did faith. Reading the scriptural record of the Old Testament reveals that the prophecies and warnings of the prophets were aimed as much at the throne as at the village. And, more often than not, these prophecies were not well received (putting it mildly) by ancient Israel’s equivalent to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
King Amaziah commanded the prophet Amos to “prophesy not.” King Jeroboam I attempted to seize, with the intent to kill, the prophet. Fortunately, God miraculously protected His man. King Ahab looked everywhere for Elijah with the intent to kill him. Queen Jezebel tried to kill Elijah, as well. Ahab’s last act was to imprison the prophet Micaiah. Ahab’s son, King Ahaziah, tried to arrest Elijah three times and lost over 100 men in the process. Ahab’s second son, King Jehoram, tried to kill the prophet Elisha. King Joash killed Zechariah. King Amaziah beat God’s prophet into silence. King Jehoiakim killed Uriah. The prophet Jeremiah spent more time in prison than he did out. Israel’s kings falsely accused him, hated him, mocked him, persecuted him, and repeatedly imprisoned him. They even attempted to murder him, and without divine protection, would no doubt have succeeded. The prophets Amos, Micah, and Isaiah all record Israel’s kings as telling them to “prophesy not,” or in modern parlance, to “shut up.”
So egregious were the persecutions against God’s prophets by Israel’s kings that Jesus stood outside the capital city of Jerusalem and declared, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee.” (Matthew 23:37 KJV)
Some commentators are running around, flapping their wings and gums about how the collection of Verizon phone records is casting an overly broad net trying to catch a small number of radical Muslim terrorists. The facts, if we ever really get to them, is that Verizon is not alone, and that pretty much all carriers, as well as internet providers are being forced to surrender personal information. Even some Republican members of congress are speaking warmly about this supposed effort to keep our citizens safe.
All this would be good if one were to truly believe that the Obama administration was actually interested in protecting us from Islamic attacks. That is, do could we really accept that this regime heavily populated by Muslims, and approved of by CAIR, would break the President’s pledge to “stand with the Muslims” if things should turn against them.
We need look no further than several recent events to get a pretty good idea of why this information is collected and mined. Most recently, Barack Hussein Obama declared that the war on terror was over… there was not more conflict. He seems to have forgotten that just a few weeks ago, some Islamic terrorists blew up Americans at the Boston Marathon. He also seems to have forgotten that a few months ago, Muslim attackers killed an American ambassador and three others trying to defend the consulate. He also seems to have forgotten that his administration ignored repeated warnings from Russia that the marathon bombers were among us and a danger to our country.
With all the leftist, progressive, socialist or whatever they choose to call themselves, speaking to graduates at various levels, it appears that it is up to the people themselves to set things right. In spite of having to gain approval for his efforts, this young man spoke what was on his heart… to the approval of the assembled crowd.
This is a great example to all of us who believe Romans 13 tells us to just do what those in charge tell us to do, no matter how wrong it may be. For those who have difficulty with even minor rebellion, I would suggest the consideration of Daniel who, despite royal decrees against prayer to anyone but the king, continued his practice of thrice daily time with the living God.
Of course, there was a price to be paid, but the fact that he was spared the fate of being lunch and dinner for a pack of hungry lions, did not make the choice to rebel any less principled and courageous. With conditions in our land get worse every day… we need to realize the government is not going to make things right… it’s up to us.
Warren Buffett once stated, “If you are going to the Middle East for oil, then don’t stop in Israel. But if you are going for brains, energy, and integrity, then it is the ONLY place to stop.” And indeed in the Middle East, a region known primarily for its oil and violence, it is Israel alone that regularly rises to the top.
Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East, one with a free and open press, one that protects the rights of women, minorities, homosexuals and all faiths unlike their surrounding neighbors who beat women into submission, stone adulterers, kill gays and burn down churches and oppress Christians. Did you know that Israel is the only country in the world that will try a soldier mid-operation to ensure that no excessive use of force was used? Did you know that the Israeli army is among the first responders post natural disasters around the globe, including after the earthquake in Haiti where their assistance was indispensable? Did you know that on a daily basis Israeli innovations are helping millions of people around the globe, from medicine to technology to agriculture and beyond? ICQ was invented in Israel; the stent was invented in Israel; the firewall was invented in Israel; the endoscopy pill, PillCam, was invented in Israel. Both Checkpoint, the leading firewall Internet security system, and Teva Pharmaceuticals, the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world, are Israeli companies. The list is immensely long and impressive.
Israel has more university graduates per capita—and particularly more engineers—than any other country on earth. It also has the highest rate of research and development investment per GDP in the world. As a consequence, it has the largest concentration of high-tech companies outside the United States’ famed Silicon Valley. It has more companies listed on NASDAQ than any country outside North America. Every day new, world changing discoveries are coming out of Israel.
Pressing events in the country, namely, Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein’s attempted gun confiscation proposals, made it necessary for me to devote my column to specifically addressing that issue. Accordingly, the anniversary of the fall of the Alamo passed without my annual tribute. I will rectify that with today’s column. Plus, the story of the Alamo only augments the need for strict adherence to the Second Amendment and the rejection of Obama and Feinstein’s Machiavellian gun-control measures.
It was on March 6, 1836, that the Alamo fell. For more than 13 days, 186 brave and determined patriots withstood Santa Anna’s seasoned army of over 4,000 troops. To a man, the defenders of that mission fort knew they would never leave those ramparts alive. They had several opportunities to leave and live. Yet, they chose to fight and die. How foolish they must look to this generation of spoiled Americans.
It is difficult to recall that stouthearted men such as Davy Crockett (a nationally known frontiersman and former congressman), Will Travis (only 23 years old with a little baby at home), and Jim Bowie (a wealthy landowner with properties on both sides of the Rio Grande) really existed. These were real men with real dreams and real desires. Real blood flowed through their veins. They loved their families and enjoyed life as much as any of us do. However, there was something different about them. They possessed a commitment to liberty which transcended personal safety and comfort.
Amid all the scandals showing the corruption and incompetence of the Obama regime, we have before us an opportunity to actually do something many of us have been wanting for years. In particular, the illegal harassment of conservatives by the Internal Revenue Service has opened the door and given credibility to those looking for a major overhaul of our impenetrable tax code.
It’s not just that these individuals and groups have been inconvenienced, but that they were effectively prevented from organizing and spreading the truth about Obama’s destructive impact on our country. Democrats, after seeing their losses in the 2010 election, appear to let their fear prompt them to do just about anything to keep their president from the same fate.
Lois Lerner of the IRS even admitted that they took a closer look at people regarded as Barack Obama’s enemies. Her boss added that, while it may not have been a good idea, it certainly was nothing illegal. Perhaps he thinks, as some have in the past, that if the government does something, it’s not illegal.
Both Mark Twain and Steve Landesberg agree that “honesty is the best policy”. These two noted humorists made the same point while understanding that a lot of truth may be told in jest. Humor lets us say something with a smile on our face that would never be accepted otherwise. The problem is the a thought that honesty is a virtue should not be that controversial… but today it is.
We live in an age where it is popular to believe that truth is relative – that we can each have our own “truth”. By this definition, truth is whatever we choose to believe. Most readers here easily see the problem with this thinking. If I believe that I am seven feet tall and should be playing in the NBA… eventually I will run into the harsh reality that I am five eight and haven’t played basketball in forty years.
Then, there are people who believe Barack Obama is doing a great job as president – keeping our country safe and providing jobs for all who want them. In this case, their collision with reality is delayed by a malfunctioning media and a government that benefits from this belief and forsakes, even hides, the truth to maintain this fantasy. However, as with all such departures from the real world, eventually we run into the brick wall of reality. Unfortunately, this practice did not begin with the Obama administration. For decades we have been told exactly what our government wants us to believe.
In his book, A Christian Manifesto, Francis Schaeffer wrote, “If there is no final place for civil disobedience, then the government has been made autonomous, and as such, it has been put in the place of the Living God.” This man was not a wild eyed revolutionary, but a highly respected theologian and scholar who wrote, at length, about the relationship of the Christian to the society around him. The great body of his work showed a greater concern for pleasing his creator than pleasing the people with whom he lived.
He wrote about what should be for each Christian, a decision point where he or she must make up their mind whether to submit to unjust government edicts or stand up for what is right. In the past, many believed the admonition to be a good citizen and do everything they were told to do by existing authorities was an absolute command. However, in looking at why governments are ordained by God, we see that they exist to be God’s “ministers” or “servants”.
When they demand actions that are contrary to His word, they move out from this umbrella of divine approval and the Christian must evaluate his response. Even Albert Einstein understood this when he advised, “Never do anything against conscience even if the State demands it.” However we do not build our lives on the musings of a physicist, no matter how gifted he was.
Encouragement from Congressman Randy Forbes (VA-4) – one of the unsung good guys.
BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD
By Theodore O’Hara
(Written in memory of the Kentucky troops killed in the Mexican War – 1847)
Portions Of This Haunting Poem Are Inscribed On Placards Throughout Arlington, As Well as On The McClellan Gate There
The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat
The soldier’s last tattoo;
No more on Life’s parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.
On fame’s eternal camping ground
Their silent tents to spread,
And glory guards, with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.
Yesterday’s vote by the Boy Scouts National Council to admit openly gay scouts is another example of liberals gaining positions of power while others went about the day to day operation of helping boys. The decision comes after 61 percent of leaders, parents and members polled nixed the idea with only 34 percent supporting it.
This is standard operating procedure for progressives… to insinuate themselves into leadership positions and inflict their will on the rest of the population. Being ordered about by the elites is, somehow, the antithesis of what America is all about… or at least used to be about.
Many parents have declared their unwillingness to have their sons participate in the scouting program that had been a bastion of clean living American values. However, those in charge of the organization now believe they have been called upon to change this. It seems that these people are now considering homosexual behavior to be part of the clean living code. It also seems that the implied sexual activity is acceptable to them where they may not want they scouts to be similarly involved with their own daughters.
A group of influential pastors and ministers recently met with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House where the Vice President called on them to use their influence to help pass President Barack Obama’s new gun control measures. Of course, these measures include the outlawing of all semi-automatic rifles, outlawing high-capacity magazines, and establishing a government-mandated national gun registration policy, which is subtly identified as “Universal Background Checks.” These measures were recently defeated in the US Senate, so now the White House is calling on the clergy to help sell this gun grab to America’s churches.
Here is how Breitbart.com covers the story: “Vice President Joe Biden wants pastors, rabbis and nuns to tell their flocks that enacting gun control is the moral thing to do. But another vote may have to wait until Congress wraps up work on an immigration overhaul.
“Biden met for two-and-a-half hours Monday with more than a dozen leaders from various faith communities –Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh, to name a few. Both Biden and the faith leaders encouraged each other not to give up on what has been an arduous and thus far fruitless effort by Biden and President Barack Obama to pass new gun laws in the wake of December’s schoolhouse shooting in Connecticut.
This past weekend, Virginia Republicans made a historical choice in selecting E.W. Jackson as their candidate to run for Lieutenant Governor this fall. For those not familiar with politics in the Old Dominion, this is something critics would say is most unusual. But then, as they say, no one ever erected a statue to critics.
To those people, the fact that Jackson is a former Marine and graduate of Harvard Law School, is overshadowed by the fact that he is a black man. They got all excited when Doug Wilder was elected Governor… he, himself said it was the time when “hell froze over”. But, when such a man is nominated by Republicans, the move is viewed with cynicism and his racial credentials are questioned.
Words are inadequate to describe the tragedy in Moore, OK. People lost their homes, their businesses and, worst of all, their children. A lot could be said that is just speculation, but there are some observations that come to mind.
The first is that the people of that area are in need of our sincere prayers, not just a quick “bless the people in Oklahoma”. Prayer is still the most powerful resource we have. We have seen that there are some things we cannot control… some things not even the government cannot protect us from.
The second thing is something we heard from a national commentator a week or so back. News pictures from just after the tornado tore through the town, people came out of their storm cellars and pitched in to find rescue the trapped and injured. There were no police or firemen, no National Guardsmen. They could not get there. This is not to diminish the value of those fine public servants who take their oaths seriously, but they cannot be everywhere.
There’s an elephant in the living room. Only it isn’t an elephant, and it isn’t in the living room. It’s a golden calf, and it’s in our baptismal font and our pulpit and our sanctuary and our Sunday School class and our Bible study group and everywhere else we worship and serve God, because, truth be told, it’s in our hearts.
To put it bluntly: We, the church of Jesus Christ, have an idol.
It’s called ministry.
Yes, ministry: busying ourselves with the things of God. Granted, ministry seems very un-idol-like. But then, subtlety is the hallmark of seductive sins. It has been the devil’s most effective stratagem since the beginning of time: Get the sin to seem no sin. Better, get it to seem like service to God. Better still, get it to be service to God. Sins don’t get more subtle than that, nor does idolatry seem like idolatry when we’re busy doing things God instructed us to do. It seems like true Christianity, like pure and undefiled religion.
Obama’s liberation theology preaching pastor, Jeremiah Wright is well known for his comment that “America’s chickens are coming home to roost”. Scandals of all sorts are popping up around the District of Columbia quicker than the “bimbo eruptions” of the Clinton administration. It could well be that Barack Hussein Obama’s chickens are coming home to roost.
Proverbs 28:13 tells us, “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.” We have seen all sorts of dereliction of presidential responsibilities. We have seen members of his administration – including cabinet members – acting against the best interests of the American people for years. Then we have seen them lie about it to cover their actions and nefarious motives. It’s hard to keep up with all the scandals without a scorecard.
The deaths of four Americans in Bengahzi, Libya is the big one that started it off. It is obvious to anyone who has been paying attention that we can have no confidence at all in anything we are told by the regime. Those of us who have not been blinded by the president’s brilliance have known all along that what we were told and what was going on were two entirely different things. Now, what was known by some is being laid bare for all to see.
Just days after Barack Hussein Obama warned freshly minted graduates that they should ignore the voices telling them tyranny was just around the corner… we turned the corner. The IRS admitted to using extra scrutiny when analyzing tea party and patriot groups and holding up their applications for non-profit status. Of course the regime expected kudos for being “open” about this discovery of illegal behavior on the part of the most brutal collection agency in the world.
As with so many stories coming from this prevaricating president, we are finding there is so much more to the story than the formerly main stream media is telling us. The first reports were about the tea party and patriots, but it wasn’t long before the focus was expanded to groups promoting the constitution and limited government. Basically they put non-profit status applications on the slow track and took the opportunity to dig into all sorts of information for which they had neither legitimate use, nor right to collect.
By now, this is old news. Then we are given the song and dance about how it was just some low level employees who ran amok. Lois Lerner, who runs the department that approves these applications, wanted us to believe she just found out and reported it immediately. The reality is that IRS bigwigs knew this was going on as far back as 2010.
[Editor's note: Much of today's column may be controversial. However, as we have seen many events in recent years that cause us to wonder what is happening to our country, many of us have had ideas that we were not getting the full story. I would suggest that if even a portion of this speculation has a basis in reality, we have some real problems.]
The title of today’s column, “There Is A Conspiracy,” is a direct quote from Ezekiel 22:25. In this passage, God instructed Ezekiel to blow the whistle on the conspiracy of Israel’s prophets to deny people truth, to devour people’s souls, to defraud people’s substance, and to destroy people’s lives. I dare say this conspiracy is still alive and well today. Many pastors and religious leaders in 2013 America are as guilty of Ezekiel’s charges as were Israel’s ancient prophets.
However, use the word “conspiracy” today and even most Christians will roll their eyes in disbelief. And, of course, the mainstream media is so paranoid of the word conspiracy that one has to speculate that the reason for this aversion to objectively dealing with the subject is simply due to the fact that they are among the co-conspirators.
But once in awhile, someone in the media has the guts to broach the subject of conspiracy. My friends at TruthAlliance.net recently covered a report written by Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone Magazine. Taibbi begins his report saying, “Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world’s largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.”
I guess it’s human nature to sit around and complain about how bad things are. It certainly is easier than getting up off the couch and doing something about a problem. It is less risky to fuss and fume than to join the battle. This is why we hear the all-to-common refrain, “somebody ought to do something about…” whatever the problem being discussed is.
How often have each of us seen something going on and commented “why doesn’t somebody say something?” or “why doesn’t somebody do something?” We Americans have become accustomed to letting someone else take care of our problems. That’s why we have the government, some would say, but as Dr. Phil would say, “How’s that workin’ out for you?”
I’m reminded of a routine by the late comedian, Stanley Myron Handelman, where he talked about standing in line at a butcher shop with a lady in front of him who ordered some meat and had someone cut in front of her and take her order. When she tried to get back in line, she was pushed to the ground. Handelman’s resonse: “I was getting madder by the minute”.
The lady who contributed credibility to the McCain campaign gave a stem winder of a speech at the recent NRA convention. As with all true conservatives, she proved to be multi-dimensional as she spoke of much more than Second Amendment issues. She went right to the core of who we are as Americans.
And who are we? Are we driven by emotional appeals of the left that result in turning over more control of our lives to those more interested in their own power than our well being? Will we be willing to recognize that hard cases make bad laws? If we haven’t learned that this doesn’t work from the past years, we just haven’t been paying attention.
So, give a listen to the wisdom of this lady who gives the controllers all the respect they deserve and provides us all with a fine example to emulate.
It is good to see young people willing to take a stand for the things they believe in… even though there may be a price to pay for exhibiting this courage. This video came about when a teacher gave them a assignment where they were to write about something they believed, and it could not involve God. Quite correctly they knew this was not right and looked at what they could do. They are to be commended for their dedication to their faith.
As inspiring as their efforts are, they are a sign of our failure to be the salt and light in our communities. When my generation was in school, we said the pledge to the flag, read the Bible and said the Lord’s prayer every morning. One by one, these links to our past and reality have been taken away. Coincidentally, every measure of societal decay have increased exponentially in that same time period.
Christians talked among themselves about how wrong some of these changes were. Some pastors even preached a sermon or two about moral decay, but that was about it. Nobody did anything.
For those who have not seen or heard about Glenn Beck’s NRA speech, this is something worth watching. Not everyone likes him… mostly those who have not really heard him… but have heard what people have had to say about him. He has made some enemies, but so does anyone who reveals truth that people do not want told.
Listen to his speech. His heart is right, lets give him a chance.
Not since 1775 has a central government in America attempted to disarm its citizens in the way that President Barack Obama and Senator Dianne Feinstein did recently. King George III attempted to disarm the colonists on April 19, 1775, and that attempt ignited America’s War for Independence. Leading the charge to resist the banning and confiscation of their firearms were colonial pastors such as Jonas Clark. Back then, America’s pastors had a thorough comprehension of the Biblical principles of liberty, including the right to keep and bear arms. They taught their congregations these sacred principles with such zeal and persuasion that the attempt by those British troops to march on Lexington and Concord and seize the colonists’ guns was met with the now famous “shot heard ’round the world.” Ever since that historic event, the people’s right to bear arms has been held sacred by the vast majority of Americans–Christian or otherwise. The right to bear arms was understood to be, not just a right, but a God-ordained duty, a long time before it was ever enshrined in the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.
The recent attempt by Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein to ban semi-automatic rifles, limit magazine capacity, and create universal background checks and gun registration was as close to what old King George attempted to do as this nation has ever seen. Fortunately, public outcry against this egregious gun grab was so unmistakably loud and clear that these gun control bills failed to pass even the Democrat-controlled Senate. Thank God for every person and group around the country that rose up to defeat this piece of modern-day tyranny.
However, if you think that Obama and Feinstein are going to abandon their attempt to outlaw and confiscate your guns, you are sadly mistaken. They will not stop. But the good news is neither will we!
Reading over some recent news stories I have to seriously wonder about the mental stability and capacity of some of the people making decisions for our country and our families. What is frightening is that when these people speak, the believe, or at least seem to believe, that they are making sense. Then we have the people who blindly follow and accept anything the left does that they believe will get them more free stuff from the government.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz thought she had a sympathetic ear when she told Piers Morgan that ”It is irresponsible and un-American, quite frankly, for my Republican colleagues in Congress to be jumping on this immediately as a political opportunity.”
I’m not sure how it is un-American to attempt to learn the details of an administration failure that led to the deaths of an ambassador and three patriots assigned to protect him. This statement is revealing in a number of ways, but most importantly, is shows the leftist mindset that everything is political… patriotism and love of family have no place in their thinking.
All Jay Carney could say was, “Benghazi happened a long time ago”, prior to engaging in the usual administration song and dance of deceit and obfuscation. Unfortunately this is pretty much the attitude of the whole Obama regime. They are experts at dodging uncomfortable questions, counting on new crises to come along to distract the public from their multitude of failures, both foreign and domestic.
It frustrates them that people keep bringing up the disaster in Libya. Information keeps trickling out despite administration efforts to delay and deny as members of the opposing delegation in congress insist on asking impertinent question. When lies don’t work, delays are attempted. When delays don’t work, it appears that the next step is intimidation of those who know what really happened. It’s the Chicago way.
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