Category: History


Margaret Sanger would be proud of this story.

72 Percent of Aborted Mississippi Babies Aborted are Black

This follows a story out about New York.

De Blasi Pushes More Abortion Clinics as More Black Babies Are Aborted than Born in NYC

It is an undeniable, indisputable FACT that Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger.  It is also an undeniable, indisputable FACT that Margaret Sanger was a proponent of eugenics.  She believed, that in order for society to survive and thrive, it had to limit and restrict the “unwanted” castes of people from having children that would put a strain on society.  In her eyes, it was the “compassionate” thing to do.  Who were these “unwanted?”  Blacks, and the poor. There has been an attempt to whitewash Sanger’s history, and pretend she was not a racist.  All one has to do is actually read some of what she wrote.  I challenge you, who doubt what I say, to actually read what she wrote.  Go read The Pivot of Civilization, or Women and the New Race. Go read her writing I DARE YOU!  Margaret Sanger is just the same as Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and every other mass murdering monster in history.

The difference between Sanger, and the others, is Sanger’s evil is active in this world today.  Just look at the numbers from these stories.  Black children overwhelmingly bear the burden of abortion in America today.  This is sick, this is revolting.  THIS HAS TO STOP.

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“Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities.  For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.  Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.  For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil.  Do you want to have no fear of authority?  Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good.  But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil.  Wherefore it is necessary to e in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.  For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.  Render to al what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.” – Romans 13:1-7

“Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be uncontentious, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.” – Titus 3:1-2

“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution whether to a king a one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.  For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.” – 1st Peter 3:13-15

These two texts are the core of what the bible speaks to in terms of submission to human governments.  Yet I fear many times they are misused and misunderstood used to excuse tyranny, and avoid responsibility for personal action.

Consider these words from the United States Declaration of Independence:

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed.  But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evidences a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their Future Security.”

Is there a point where, as the founders of the United States believed, that we have the duty and responsibility to rebel against authorities?  Were the founders wrong and in error?

First, consider that in Paul’s letter to the Romans and Peter’s letter, both talk about the government’s job is to punish evil and protect the good.  And yet in many places throughout history and even to this very day, Christians are being persecuted for simply being Christians.  This hardly can be considered good.  Is there a point when a government gets so evil, so repulsive that Christians have a duty and obligation to openly oppose such a government?  The founders of this country believed there was a point in which that should happen.  I am inclined to believe as such.

Please note, that none of these texts say anything like, “Unless these governments violate the word of God”.  Because of this we must ask the question, what happens when governments state that you cant worship the Christian God.  Indeed may places did and are saying that.  Most Christians I know would say, you must submit to God first, then the government.  If the two conflict with one another, of course you must submit to God and face the consequences from the government.  And yet that is not stated in any of these texts.  We must read into these texts that position.  Why cant we do the same with rebellion against unrighteous, wholly evil governments?

However, for most Americans, that is the past.  Consider now something about the present and future.  At the time of its founding, the United States was unique.  Some called it the “Great American Experiment.”  It was called as such because at the time, no other nation had truly tried a representative democracy free of a monarchy.  Citizens of the United States were given the unique (then, and to a degree still to this day) ability to participate in the functioning of our government.  It truly is, as Lincoln stated, “a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

If we are to take seriously the words of Paul and Timothy, if we are to truly submit to the government, then it stands to reason that we must then participate in a government when we are able to do so.  I submit, that Christians in America, if they are to follow Paul and Peter’s words, need to be active in our governments.  Simply put, they must vote.  Not just in “big” elections like ones for the Presidency, but for primaries, state, and local elections as well.  Far too many Christians avoid participation in our government.  To them, there are “other” things that are more important.  Most use sharing the gospel, and that indeed is a worthy endeavor.  But again, if we are to submit to the government, and in the United States, we are the government, does that not mean we should be active?

Consider that maybe, God gave us the opportunity to be involved in this government for a reason.  Indeed, Paul stated that governments are established by God.  Perhaps, the United States, and the freedoms we enjoy are for a reason.

“But what of oppressive governments?  Are they not instituted by God?” You might ask?  I point you back then to my first point.  Paul tells us that governments are instituted by God to punish evil and protect good.  Without getting involved in a debate over degrees of determinism, perhaps, evil governments are merely allowed (and occasionally used) by God but that Christians have no obligation to submit and follow after such governments.   Further I point to the fact that there are many governments in the world.  Are we to submit to just our own or to all?  What would happen when world governments oppose each other, how should the Christian respond?

I propose that Christians today have the duty to support good governments, and oppose oppressive evil governments.  When possible, we are to do so peacefully; and when necessary (and after all serious considerations to the consequences), to do so with force.  Such force should not be used neglectfully unless such a government risks becoming that which it opposes.

If Christians were to be active in government, either through service or through their votes, imagine what could happen!  The problem today, is that participation in elections is pathetically minor, especially in non-presidential elections.  That is what I believe must change.  I truly fear that if Christians do not start participating in this government, one day it will become something that is completely oppressive and resistant to the Christian faith.  This is something that has happened in other nations and countries in the past.  To believe that it cannot happen here is short sighted.  To believe that Christians should not do anything to prevent that from happening is dangerous.

Here is an article written about something that happened recently.

Bigots Slam Tamera Mowry for Marrying White

As the article points out, this is not the first time something like this has happened.  However, it seems to me, that attacks like this only happen when the interracial couple happens to be, or is assumed to be Conservative.  Interracial couples who are liberal are praised!  Indeed just look at how Barack Obama and his parents were viewed by liberals in this country.  But the second you are “outed” as conservative, then that interracial relationship is suddenly anathema!  Frankly, being “black” and Conservative is on its own something hated and despised by liberals in this country.

January 15th, is the actual birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.  In his most famous speech, he uttered the line, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  Apparently for some, that does not apply.  Apparently, for many liberals, if you are conservative and black, you are a traitor!  Was not one of the things the Civil Rights movement fought for was for Interracial marriage to be made legal?  And yet now they spit in the face of those who make that choice, that is, they do so if there is any hint that the couple might be Conservative.

How disgusting can you get?  Racism whatever its form, is disgusting.  To the liberals out there I say this, where is your condemnation?  Where is Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton?  Where is the President Himself who was born to interracial parents?  The silence is deafening!  To the Conservatives out there I add this.  Racism is wrong!  Interracial marriage is wrong!  Unfortunately there are still “Conservatives” out there who do not think so.  Time to realize that such beliefs are demonic!  Repent of your hate and learn to accept the fact that God created ONE man and ONE woman, Adam and Eve.  We are all related, and ALL brought to salvation and repentance by the Blood of Christ Jesus (who BTW was not white)!!!  I condemn equally both sides who view race as a division in society.  I condemn equally those who hold racism in their hearts.  Have the guts to do a little bit of work, and disagree with a person because of what they believe or what they do.  Don’t be a coward and resort to hating people for the simple color of their skin!

Neville Chamberlain Pt 2

So apparently this story just broke.

Rouhani: World Powers “Surrendered” to Iran

Add to that this.

Obama: Give Peace a Chance

Now when I read this, the first thing that comes to my mind is Neville Chamberlain stating in 1938, “We have peace in our time.”  Now I know many of you are not fans of World History, despite this happening less than 100 years ago.  In 1938, Neville Chamberlain met with Adolf Hitler at the Munich Conference.  The topic of discussion was Hitler’s desire for conquering the Sudetenland (part of Czechoslovakia).  Chamberlain “conceded” Germany’s “rights” to the Sudetenland if it promised not to invade the rest of Czechoslovakia.  Keep in mind Germany had already “annexed” Austria.  The Munich Conference was in September 1938.  Chamberlain returned to England proclaiming “We have Peace in our time!”  In March of 1939, German invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia.  In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland and thus was the formal start to World War 2.

Chamberlain would go down in history as a fool.  His attempt at appeasement of Hitler and the Nazi Germany thirst for conquest failed miserably.  Only war was going to stop Germany.  And the cost of waiting, was paid by millions of Jews and other minorities who were “cleansed” from Nazi controlled areas, to say nothing of the millions of troops who died in a protracted war when Germany held nearly all of Europe in its grasp.

Fast forward to today.  Iran’s thirst for power is unquestionable.  The threat they pose to Israel, the United States, and indeed all non-muslim countries is very real.  And yet we have a President who thinks that we can “Have peace in our time”.  To be sure, war is and should be a last resort.  BUT, appeasement is not the best course of action.  Chamberlain should have given ultimatums, sanctions, and blockades to Germany until they stopped their military conquest of Europe.  Now, today, we should be using every economic means to force Iran into submission.  Keep putting sanctions on them until it is no longer “worth it” to continue.  Because they are proving themselves not to be trusted when we “ease up” on sanctions in an effort to get them to “give up” some of their goals.

I pray I am wrong, but history tells me that I am not.  If we keep playing the “appeasement” card with Iran, they will get a Nuclear Weapon, and they will use it.  There will be war if President Obama gets his way.  I only hope that we as a nation wake up and force him to change his efforts before it is too late.

Three’s a Crowd

Three’s a Crowd

Due to some of my political positions, I notice trends in two distinct crowds.  Libertarians and Christian Conservatives.  Most in each group are will adjusted, rational human beings who realize that this is not a perfect world, most especially when it comes to politics.  They agree that sometimes, the lesser of two evils is the only choice, even if it is not the best one.  Yet, as there is in every group, there are always the nuts out there.  During Presidential Election years, they seem to come out of the woodwork with such vengeance that one can barely see the ground before you.

One the libertarian side, let’s call them “Paulbots”, you have folks who are near militantly devoted to a few key issues.  Destruction of the Fed, end of the drug war, end to virtually all government spending, ect.  This group is all or nothing.  If Ron Paul is not the Republican Candidate, they will not vote, unless Paul runs third party/independent and then he gets their vote.  To them, the Republican Party is the enemy just as the Democrat party is (how this is if Rep Paul is a Republican I don’t know).  If anyone does anything that might seem like opposing Ron Paul, then that person is anathema.  Just look at what the Paulbots said about Paul’s own son Rand Paul after the younger declared his support for Romney this past month.  He was quickly labeled as a traitor (or worse).  These folks believe the only way to save this country is to elect Ron Paul, and that HE and ONLY HE can do anything about it.

On the other side we have some conservative Christians.  They also are mostly a one trick pony, in that their focus is on abortion.  Reagan, Bush, neither did enough to stop abortion, thus the Republicans are evil pro-choice liars who only pretend to be pro-life to get votes.  Never mind that President GW Bush pushed for and passed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban.  Never mind that a president, on his own, cannot overturn Roe v. Wade.   For this group, if the Republican Republican Candidate will not promise that they will end all abortions, nationwide in the first second he is elected, he cannot be supported, and they will either not vote, or vote for some group like the Constitution Party.

Both groups complain about the lack of a “third” (or more) party in presidential elections.  And there in lies the biggest problem with groups wanting “third” parties, they start on focusing too high.  Each group thinks that the only way they will enact change, is by electing a president that agrees with them.  Yet they overlook one minor detail.  Despite on how the office is used today, the Office of President of the United States was not meant to be THE definitive power of this country.  That was reserved for the United States Congress.  There is a reason why Article 1 of the Constitution deals with Congress.  There is a reason why the Bill of Rights says “congress cannot…” not “The president cannot”.  Congress is suppose to be the power of this country.  And yet these silly folks on both sides just ignore that, they want the big prize right away!

Compare this to the Tea Party movement.  This group also wanted change.  Yet instead of rallying to support one presidential candidate, and to threaten to not vote if they don’t get who/what they want, they went after Congress.  They ran candidates in Congressional elections, many times against republican incumbants, and won.  Then they won the full elections.  Today there is an entire Tea Party supporting caucus in congress with several dozens of members.  And it is not over.  Just recently, Richard Murdoch beat long time Republican incumbent Richard Lugar for one of Indiana’s Senate seats.  And there are many others just like it.  Whether you like or hate the Tea Party, you must admit that their plan for change works.

Now let us look back at the two groups that I mentioned.  Neither side puts any effort into electing congressmen or senators that they agree with.  They put all their eggs into one “small” basket, and then huff and puff when the inevitable happens and they don’t get their way.  Suppose that the Constitutional party with all the money they collected for a presidential campaign instead spent it on congressional races in areas of high support.  If their message is sound they may end up with 2 or 3 members in Congress.  Then people go, “Who are these guys?  They have people in Congress.”  They get their word out more, and next election maybe they get 40 or 50 more seats.  50 seats in the House may not seem like a lot until you consider times when the Republicans and Democrats may be evenly deadlocked and those 50 votes decide the fate of the bill.  After 4-8 years of this with more added each election, one of two things are going to happen, either the Republican Party completely opens up and sides with this group kicking the moderates out; OR they side with the moderates and the conservatives of the party leave and join the new party.  That second part is basically happened with the death of the Whig party and the birth of the Republican Party.  Consider that the first Republican Party Convntion happened in 1854.  By 1858 they had control of most northern states.  By 1860 they had a man in the White House.  For the record people, that is 6 years.  6 years from nothing to everything.  Not bad, not bad at all.

My message is this.  If third parties really want to be considered in this country, they need to stop being tunnel visioned on the White House.  A third party without wide national support, will always fail in a run for the presidency.

I have tried blogging before.  Prior efforts were merely passing fads, desperate pleas for attention and fame.  Is this time any different?  I would be dishonest if I said no with resolve.  However, it is my hope that this time will be different.

People have complained in the past that they dont like my rants, my thoughts, my opinions.  Not necessarily because they disagree but rather because of the method and nature in which I presented them.  Here, in this blog, I can present my views and feelings on a variety of topics and let people who are interested read and participate.  Those who do not wish to do so then are free to ignore anything and everything I say here, and remain in blissful ignorance of my thoughts.  Ultimately then, it is up to you the reader to decide if you wish to inflict upon yourself the delightful pain that is my thoughts.

This blog will reflect my opinions on matters of history, politics, and theology/religion.  Sometimes I may post several thoughts a day, and other times I could go weeks without a peep.  It is my intention though to eventually reach a point where thoughts are on a daily basis.

With that I ask that you pray for me in this endeavor.  Pray that in all my thoughts, ramblings, and rants, I keep the focus on Christ Jesus first and foremost in my life.  And that whatever appears here may positively reflect on myself and who I am, even when there may be disagreements with what you read and what I have said.

– Stephen