Oh, What World Will It Be?

I have 4 grandchildren and 1 more on the way!  Of course, they bring much joy as they learn, grow and discover our world, their world.  The experience of observing their experience is exciting and rewarding!  What will their world be?  What will be the opportunities, challenges and life decisions?

Will they be inundated with the usual form of government which enslaves them with those typical demands?  Will they be forced to conform in the name of safety, technological advancements and high financial costs?

Or will they learn the value of personal achievement, and decision making that expresses their individual sovereignty?

I see today so many a downcast countenance resulting from that feelling that one can not improve one’s lot in life due to governmental, and societal corrals built against and around us.  Political Correctness (PC), seems to rule the day on every front.  Mao would be so happy, “Toe the Party Line!”

Is there hope for my grandchildren?  Yes!  We live in the one exception to the ordinary when it comes to our form of government.  Self government!  Self government to be sure, requires of each citizen personal responsibility.

I unequivocally support the second amendment!  Why?  Because it restricts the government and calls upon the citizen for great responsibility.  It demands upon us for high ethical standards at the most critical of human endeavor, the power over life and death in the matter of self defense.  We are born with this right to self defense.  And we must exercise the right to enjoy possession of the right.  Right choices are forced upon each individual in the face of this incredible responsibility.

So I hope for my grandchildren that they will make life decisions that reflect their individual sovereignty.  That they will never settle for less.  That they will reject dependency upon big, bloated, socialistic forms and functions of government.  That they will come to understand in practical ways how unusual in the course of history the United States of America really is.  That they will be personally responsible for the success of themselves and their fellow citizens and neighbors.

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WHAT POSTURE SHOULD CHRISTIANS ASSUME?

What was the mood, the posture or stance of the Christians in Germany during the late 1930’s?

The question is genuine. My sense of the matter is that when most want to be passive, and inner feelings, and intuitions say we should, there are only few who get it, we must stand up for what is right.
What does God expect of us? Defend the innocent, defeat the wicked. We brought the great war to and end, not by passivity, but by well orchestrated actions…actions that have seared our own souls.
Perhaps some want to engage in “white guilt.” Some in “Christian guilt.” I reject both. We are obliged to do what is right. Not what we feel, but what is morally, doctrinally, right.
The future is not pretty. But peace doesn’t not come through passivity or weakness. Peace comes through strength. Enemies and potential enemies must have the clear understanding that we are not soft target victims ready for their plunder and deceit.
I am not recommending a hostile stance. I am merely pointing out that through word and deed, our position points everyone to freedom. We will not accept domination from any.
This is like Germany, 1938-9. It is not a time for Christians to accept the “sit down, shutup” orders of the pc left. It is time to be active in our faith in its every expression. Stand for the right doings and the right sayings, in word and deed be all you were created to be.

On Abortion, This is a Life Meant to Be

When Life Begins…
The discussion about when life begins is moot. Life began a very long time ago, or is just plain eternal without beginning or end. That any mammalian pregnancy is in progress can be measured with modern technology, and often by a mother herself from the earliest of times in that progress. None of this is really relevant in discussions on abortion. The subject is less about whether there is life, but about how and when that life may be “ended.” Life indeed, may not end with cessation of our bios. So to the point, abortion.
The word itself means that something is going to be interrupted or completely “stopped.” So what exactly is it here that is being stopped when we speak of “abortion?” A number of things. First the bios of the individual living inside the mother will end. Second, the tenure on this planet of the soul within that bios will be prevented from enjoying and suffering the impacts of our environment. Third, the current population outside the womb, will be prevented from enjoying the company and contributions of this new individual. Fourth, those who abort or stop the progression of the pregnancy prematurely, are guilty of homicide. They will have killed a human life. Whether that human individual was in or out of the womb has no substantial bearing on this rather uncomfortable fact.      
As to the first, there are times when for known or unknown reasons, an individual within the womb may die. Nature has strange ways of this happening, sometimes we might be able to tell what went “wrong,” other times we must grieve the loss and are forced to move on. This painful fact of life does not excuse those who seem to find reason to justify their direct action in ceasing the life in utero. We are not authorized to deliberately end life out of the bounds of normal survival needs found everywhere in this world.  
Pregnancy and birth may be the opinion of nature that life should continue. So, there is intentionality to pregnancy and birth. The progress of life will continue. It is a beautiful thing. So who in the world are you to think you are authorized and by whom, that you can end, terminate, or abort that pregnancy. Whatever your intentions, they are less grand than the intention of life itself, that life should continue. Indeed, every precaution should be taken to preserve, encourage, and build the chances of this individual’s life, that can be afforded it by the parents involved. As I write this, my daughter is pregnant with her second child, and my fourth grandchild. Those terms are not accidental! Each life is so precious! We have relational terminology, built up in cultures over thousands of years, family terms, designating our place in the lives of people we love, support, nurture, and finally grieve when the causes of nature remove their presence here. Some of us even believe the life continues when the bios drops away, and we will meet again in the unseen places beyond our current reach. Insult me not with your excuses that lead you to believe you may end a human life for convenience. Life should continue.  
We enjoy new life coming into our presence, then developing into adulthood. We teach children, imparting all our wisdom learned from our shared experience to them that we possibly can. As experience, combined with intellect moves in to their future, the possibilities explode with new experiences. Who in the year 500BC, could have anticipated the flushing toilet, the electric light bulb, the trip to the moon and beyond? History is replete with stories of famous, creative exceptional people who were almost or unsuccessfully aborted. Why must this madness continue? It doesn’t have to continue. I urge you to abort the abortion industry. That’s right, industry. For many, abortion is a matter of convenience, ending an unexpected pregnancy, for the providers it is a never ending source of “test tissue” on which they can commit untold atrocities. Such people are seared in the soul to a point where there is little chance of returning to being the type of caring, nurturing, loving individuals they ought to be.  
We don’t have babies for new victims upon which to experiment. We don’t have babies to enjoy as toys. We have them as a natural process of continuing life in the context we find ourselves in, on this planet, in the here and now. Babies, in or out of the womb are to be respected as individually sovereign, just adults are.  
Homicide occurs whenever a human life is taken by another human. Sometimes, and under certain conditions, homicide is also called murder. This has to do with the context, that is the means, intent and opportunity to do so. Abortion is not the result of a car accident, a plane crash, a house fire or drowning. Those are called accidents. They are not planned. They are not opportunistic. An abortion betrays an opportunist. Indeed, the opportunity lasts less than nine months. Yes, you could wait till after the birth to murder the individual, but the law speaks to that rather clearly in most cases. Yet under the law, things are convoluted severely for the unborn. That they are not protected by law very well, does not preclude their natural rights as sovereign individuals. Abortion requires means, hence the specialized “clinics.” Abortion requires intent to kill the baby. A surgery in close proximity to a living baby in the womb, could be undertaken with little danger to the unborn child. There is no doubt in my mind that abortion is indeed, murder. The responsibility for the murder is something to be worked out by that culture in which it occurs. It is not the subject of this specific blog post.  
That young women are drawn into this “procedure” by the temptation of convenience, threats, fear of ostracism, guilt or whatever, by the cruel who promote abortion, does not justify this barbaric practice. We are in this life. It is a gift to us to be here. What we do with that gift, is our gift back to life itself, to every other person we encounter here, indeed to people we may never meet. I’ve never met Thomas Edison, but I am thankful for his contributions.  
Life Does Not End…
If you are a person suffering the aftermath of an abortion, there is hope for you. If you had an abortion, or performed abortions, There is hope. There is forgiveness. This is a deeply personal hurt and burden which must be shared to be endured and healed. There are wonderful spiritual resources available through which you may resolve issues in the aftermath of abortion. The purpose of this blog post is not to berate someone who is affected by the subject. Life is what is at stake here. Once a life has been taken from us, it cannot be brought back. It can be grieved, though, healing can come. I urge you if need be to search for these very available resources to be found in your church or synagogue or appropriate counselors.    

Lawlessness Is Not Leadership

“A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” United States Declaration of Independence

If William Jefferson Clinton’s presidency is remembered for sexual deviancy, and George W. Bush’s presidency is remembered for an inability to stand up for traditional republican principles, Barack Hussein Obama’s presidency will be remembered for executive branch lawlessness. He has after all been called an imperial president for good reason. His repeated encroachments on the limits of the office he holds (in session appointments or recess appointments), his contempt for a “negative” bill of rights, and his lack of regard for the gravity of the office (hundreds of golf outings, lavish vacations, and willful sidestepping of the most serious of the duties of this office: defending American lives, even to the point of allowing an ambassador and others to be tortured and murdered).

Perhaps the most egregious violation in his oath to uphold our constitution is his blatant refusal to uphold all our laws. As bad as was his open refusal to defend the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), the obstinate destabilization of our nation through illegal entry into our nation is in my opinion, criminal. Illegal entry is just that: illegal. On the face of it, he pledged to uphold our sovereignty, but now constantly threatens our sovereignty by appealing to the sympathies of citizens on behalf of the hapless who illegally cross our borders. With this he insults the dignity, intellect, and individual sovereignty of the citizenry. We know that adult criminals, gang members, and terrorists are crossing the border illegally amidst the government induced chaos. They indeed are victimizing those hapless with whom our president seeks to distract us. And there lies the insult with a sharp edge, he does not respect the individual citizen of this country by whom and for whom this government exists. Nor does he respect the “immigrant.” If he did, he would enforce the laws uniformly as required by law, so that all could have that fair shake he brags about so frequently. We are a nation of laws, not of charismatic speechifiers.

But that is characteristic of this man. What he accuses his enemies of is indeed what he is doing in secret. That will be exposed in time. What he brags as his accomplishments are not accomplishments but really things he renders impossible. There can be no “fair shake,” when that pathetic, dark cloud of lawlessness hangs like death over our once great land. Obama willfully destroys this government and culture in hopes of recreating it in the image of Marx and Alinsky. This compares favorably with and can only be done by the acts which may define a tyrant.

If not criminal, these offenses are certainly impeachable, though I believe also morally reprehensible. He is not doing the job, he is redefining the job. Unfortunately, the redefinition looks very little like the original. He adds authority where there is none, “I have a pen and a phone,” and reduces authority where there is plenty, by slashing our military, and opening the border. In neither case is this appropriate, nor effective leadership of a free people.

I believe the sovereignty of the individual trumps the sovereignty of any human government. For the individual not only pre existed any government, it follows that no government could exist without individuals. Individuals however can exist without central governance. Many might not like such an existence, but it is so nevertheless. Because of this belief in individuals, I believe in time, Obama’s plan will fail, the human spirit is rising even under this disastrous rule he has promoted. People will see the truth prevail, for truth, like magnetic power or gravity, will rise within the hearts of citizens, overwhelming the lies, the lawlessness, the poverty of leadership, the immaturity of ideologically steamrolling over individuals. The truth will rise, the majesty of creation will upend the dictatorial dreams of any tyrant. For tyranny is seen impoverished as against the voluntary, enlightened efforts of people working together to secure their liberty, lives, and satisfaction in personal accomplishment. Governmental transfers of wealth created by one to anyone who did not earn it is not grace, it is theft guided by feudalism. We however are a nation enlightened. We together have tasted true leadership many times in our short national history and we will see excellent leadership rise again. Vote for it. Believe it, hope for it, love it!