Category: Politics


Sen Reid and Hypocrisy

Sen Reid recently said this:

We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”

And yet Reid and others want to give amnesty to those who broke the law and give them a quick path to citizenship.  To say nothing that Sen Reid has financial connections to businesses using BLM land to build solar power plants.  The hypocrisy is odorous!

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Have you heard about the situation in Nevada?

You know it is funny.  I don’t recall anything like this happening during the Bush Administration.  Yet with Clinton we had Ruby Ridge and Waco.  Now we have this going on in Nevada.  Pop quiz.  What do Clinton and Obama have in common that the Bush does not?

Its funny how the federal government will spend thousands (if not millions) of dollars and hundreds (if not thousands) of man hours to harass one rancher and his family, and yet they will not do anything about the thousands of illegal immigrants who come into this country breaking laws.

Consider this story out of Oregon

Woman Holds Burglar at Gun Point for 23 minutes until Police Arrive

Many gun control proponents are against laws that are commonly referred to as “Castle Doctrine” or “Stand Your Ground”.  Indeed, some would argue that in situations like this you either escape the house, or hide, and call for police.  After all, the police are trained for stopping bad guys, people are not.

However please notice how long it took for police to arrive.  It is a simple fact of logistics that police cannot be everywhere at every second of the day.  Most municipalities have only so many Law Enforcement Officers who can respond to a call at any given time.  In small communities, sometimes there is only 1 or 2 officers on duty at some hours of the day.  If they already are on a call(s), there may be a long wait for help to arrive.

This is one of the bedrock reasons that I believe every “responsible” family, should have a firearm in the house for protection (Please note I said responsible, if you want me to parse that out for you I will but I hope the people reading this are intelligent enough to know what I am meaning).  Telling a people to hide in their homes, and hope that help arrives in time is not a decent way to live.  A free society includes the freedom to protect oneself, your loved ones, and yes even your property.

It does not take much to ponder as to what would have happened if this woman was not armed.  We see it in the news all the time.  At best, the burglar thought the house was empty and runs when he hears someone.  More likely, this woman would have been physically (and maybe even sexually) assaulted.  A lot can happen in 23 minutes.  Thank goodness this woman had the ability to protect herself.  Thank goodness for firearms in the home.

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.

Consider this recent story.

Gun Control Proponent Arrested for Carrying Concealed Weapon on School Property

I carry a weapon nearly everywhere I go.  The only time I do not carry a weapon on my person is when I enter church, or when have to go onto campus.  Every other time I leave my apartment, I am armed.  I have three firearms that I carry on a regular basis, usually dependent on what I am wearing (i.e. light clothes I carry my smaller Ruger LCP w/an IWB (Inside the Waist Belt holster), heavy clothes my larger Ruger SR1911, if I need to tuck in a shirt I wear my Glock 26 with a tuckable IWB.  I have and carry pretty much the largest and smallest styles of firearms that 95% of CCW holders usually carry (there are always outliers who like to carry a small .22 double shot pistol or a large .50 cal Desert Eagle).

So when I say that I ALWAYS know when I am carrying I hope you understand that I speak form true experience.  For a person to say they did not know they were carrying, they are simply put, a liar.  Leaving a firearm in your bag, ok that may happen.  Putting on your gun, leaving the home, and them remembering you are actually going someplace you can’t carry it?  Happens to me all the time.  Putting on my firearm when I leave is as second nature as putting on socks, shoes, and underwear!  But to say you “forgot” you had a gun on is just down right false.  It does not happen, HE IS A LIAR!  I cannot think of a single style of holstering a weapon on your body in which this could even be plausible.

Hey clearly is lying to try and excuse his own hypocrisy.  To advocate so strongly in favor of totalitarian gun control laws such as the SAFE Act in New York, and to be caught carrying a firearm into a school when he does not have the legal right to do so, is nothing else but hypocrisy.  Apparently the law is good enough for everyone else, BUT for him.  I believe he thinks this to be true, because again, his excuse “I forgot” just is not possible.

Unfortunately, many on the left, especially those who have no hands on knowledge of firearms (including but not limited to actually firing and carrying these weapons) will tend to want to excuse this man’s actions.  The media will either run many stories on how he really is a “great” pillar and leader of the community and this should be forgiven, OR they will bury this story trying to avoid it every seeing the light of day.

I know not everyone who might read this is a “fan” of firearms or concealed carry.  But I hope at least you are intelligent enough not to believe this bogus excuse.  At least then we might be able to have a rational conversation.

God knows I have not always been good at this in the past.  If you were to poll those who knew me about my attributes, I would wager most would have some form of “hot blooded” near the top.  One of my favorite quotes is from Braveheart where Wallace says, “I’m going to go pick a fight!”  Yea, you get the picture.  That, is the (occasionally not so) old me.  I endeavor to get better.  Not getting rid of the passions that I have, but rather I strive to demonstrate civility, even with tough issues, in a manner similar to Christ.  As should we all.
For indeed it is hard to accomplish.  There are many issues of various natures that are very important.  Some of which others would judge us as hate filled for simply believing, beyond any of our actions.  I personally believe that homosexuality is a sin.  I a complementarian, and believe that women should not serve as pastor/elder in a church.  I believe what is known as the Word of Faith movement is directly inspired by and lead by Satan.  I also believe state sponsored socialism (aka Communism) is demonic as well.  There are many more that I could list.  And in most of these, when I say that I believe in them, those listening quickly label me as someone who hates.

Indeed a post-modernism breeds this response.  If everyone is right in their own way, than it is wrong to judge other’s for their beliefs and actions.  Never mind that the whole construction of that argument is hypocritical, it is a reality that we deal with today anytime we open our mouths.  Someone usually will not like what we say, regardless of the issue.

Jesus and the New Testament warn us that this will be the case.  That no matter how nice we are, people will hate us for presenting Christ Jesus as savior.  That is a reality we cannot avoid.  It is a reality that transfers in to other areas and issues that we may express our opinion on.  However, and here is the key, we should not throw out civility just because there are some who will always reject us.

I believe that we can express certain opinions, some of which may be exclude other views (like the belief homosexuality is a sin), yet be civil about it.  Again, we know that some views may not be received with civility, but that should not change the way we act.  For everything we do and say should be flowing out of Christ’s love in us.  Christ Jesus ate with the sinners; He regularly interacted with those who were completely and spectacularly wrong about everything.  The same goes for Paul going and interacting with pagans and unbelieving Jews.  We should strive to demonstrate the same love, care, and compassion in our actions, in our speech, that Christ Jesus our savior did.  Of course we will never reach that level of responsibility for our words/actions, so long as we are tied to this sinful flesh, but that still should be our goal.

Now you might say, “What about Jesus’s words calling Pharisees vipers! Or Paul’s use of garbage/refuge!”  Indeed, I do not deny that even Jesus and Paul used strong aggressive language against others.  But here are some things to consider.  First, we are not Jesus and Paul.  They had (have) authority that we never will.  Jesus walked on water, but we never will.  Second, looking at all of the words of Jesus and Paul, their “aggressive” statements against others are infrequent.  Indeed, there are appropriate times when such statements are necessary against those who oppose us and our views.  But those times are few and far between.  They should be reserved for the most dire of situations, in places where they would have the most effect.  If not, than they become nothing more than a intellectual version of Chicken Little.  If we are always being aggressively confrontational with others, we risk alienating the larger pool of listeners, so when something of clear and great importance arises, no body will still be listening.  Aggressive confrontations are sometimes necessary but should be kept rare.

But again, that does not mean we stop with what we are saying in the first place.  That does not mean we stop calling sin for what it is, sin!  It comes back to how we handle ourselves, our actions, and our speech.  One can call out a sinner in a civil matter.  One does not need to be aggressive with everything.

Once again, I know, more than maybe anyone else under God, that I have not always achieved what I speak of here.  I usually am good at the “Do as I say, not as I do!”  But I do strive to be better, to conduct myself better, to do it in a manner worthy of Christ Jesus who is the Lord of my life.  I will not always succeed, indeed not one of us will, but that does not excuse our lack of trying.

The current owner/CEO of Beretta, Ugo Gussalli Beretta, wrote this letter about his companies move to expand its United States operations to Tennessee.

Beretta: Maryland Disrespects Us and Gun Owners, so We Expand in Tennessee 

This letter is strong and powerful.  It is one part funny, nine parts sad that someone who is not an American citizen, gets the principles of this country better than citizens and elected officials of a state of this union.  If only Americans got and understood what is at stake.  If only Americans realized that “gun control” proponents are not as noble hearted as they seem to appear.

I was and am a huge Ruger fan, but my next firearm may have to be a Beretta.

Last night, I saw this actually take place on Twitter and the response that followed.

MSNBC Apologizes for Offensive Tweet

First, let me state something quite clearly.  There are, unfortunately, racists among the “Right Wing” today.  Some are overt racists, some are “closet” racists who may or may not realize their racism, but they do exist.  Thankfully they are fewer than before, and diminishing.

As a whole, it is my observation that most on the “Right” judge a person by their actions and beliefs.  They embrace people who agree with them and dismiss people who don’t.  They do this regardless of the color of a person’s skin.  Many “Right Wingers” support(ed) Herman Cain, thinking he would have been the best presidential candidate for the GOP in 2008.  Many people support(ed) people like Condoleezza Rice, Allen West, Tim Scott, JC Watts, Mia Love, and Alan Keyes.  They supported men and women like this not because of the color of their skin, but because of the content of their character and beliefs (gee does that sound familiar).

However these men and women did and do face regular attacks because of their race.  However the vast majority of that does not come from the “right” but rather from the “left”.  To be sure, it is not all of the left, dare I say it is not even most, but it is a significant number.  And when you have leading news organizations that lean “left” expressing racist filth, it does make you wonder what is “in the water” that the left drinks.

This recent blurb from MSNBC is and should be viewed together with something that happened just a few weeks ago.  In that incident, Melissa Harris-Perry, a commentator for the network with her own show, had a segment where they made fun of Mitt Romney for his family in which he is holding his adopted grandchild.  That grandchild happens to have black skin.

Again, listen and watch how the “left” responds to non-white people who express and support right of center political views.  The hate and language is despicable!  And yet, the media routinely attempts to portray “right wingers” as the ones who are racist.  Just like MSNBC did before they “apologized”, when just weeks before it was that very network who were making fun of an interracial family, who happens to be right of center.

The assumption that “racism” is a “right wing only” thing is beyond short sighted.  I would argue and contend that MOST of the racism expressed in this country are by those who hold left of center political views.  Yet that does not fit with their narative used to “brainwash” people in this country into believing a lie.

Most liberals tying themselves to the issue of abortion rely in using the argument that it is a “woman’s choice”.  The false reasoning behind that stance aside, there is a greater, in my opinion even greater evil surrounding abortion.  If having abortion because you simply don’t want a child is bad, how evil is it to abort a child because there is something “wrong” with it?

Statistics vary, but by some estimates nearly 90% of children in the womb who are diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome are aborted.  That is just the tip of the iceberg.  Other disorders, able to be diagnosed while the child is in utero, are also used to justify abortions.  And it does not stop there, as some people who want a child, actually abort because their child is not the gender that they want.  There have also been cases where parents who are having twins abort just one of the children because they only want one child.

While I believe abortion itself is an evil that invites the wrath of God, I honestly don’t think I can find words in the English language that are severe enough for my detest for these types of abortion.  No argument is able to justify taking these actions.  Those arguments that are used, in my opinion, only highlight the completely evil nature of these abortions.

People would say that such children (those with disorders), would only have a poor life, and be a burden upon their families and society.  But just who makes the decision on what defines the quality of ones life?  Quality of life is relative.  The arrogance of someone believing that they have a right to determine that a person’s life will be horrible, enough to the point that they should be aborted, before it even happens, is beyond me.  This is to say nothing of abortion child because of its gender, or taking only one of a pair of twins.

I recommend that everyone should study the history of the eugenics movement, in the world and in America, and its relation to the rise of the Abortion movement.  Margret Sanger’s goal in founding Planned Parenthood was to provide low cost abortions (and forced sterilizations) to the “undesirables” of society, namely blacks and the poor.  The eugenics movement as a whole in America disappeared with the revelation of what the Nazi’s did, and yet Planned Parenthood remained.  It is a sad testament to a time of great evil in this country.  An evil that continues to exist and perpetrate itself to the numbers of nearly 1.5 million abortions a year.

“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.