Saturday, December 24, 2011

Where is the Repentance?

The reason why the Ron Paul campaign will fail is that there is zero repentance going on in this country. There is no forsaking of sin and turning to God in humility. There is no bewailing our personal and national sins and seeking God's pardon. God is not going to deliver Christians for an authoritarian state through a relatively pain free political process.

We're going to have to slog through authoritarianism, chains, imprisonment, hunger, and poverty until we learn to repent, stop worshiping the state, and obey God. When a future generation recovers that, then political freedom and economic liberty will naturally follow. Some of us are trying to jump to the resurrection and bypass the cross. That is backwards. First the cross, then the resurrection.

This generation is firmly and contentedly in Egypt. There are a few like Moses who accurately discern the times and might seek to deliver the people as Moses prematurely did by killing the Egyptian. Such people will have to wait, perhaps humbly enduring 40 years of shepherding sheep. There may be pockets of relative freedom and liberty that cannot be fully crushed by the state. These may keep the fires burning and as a witness against the culture.

Until then, strap in. It is going to get rough.

Monday, November 01, 2010

The Fighting Ninth: Rick Boucher versus Morgan Griffith

Tonight, the eve of the 2010 election, in Virginia's Ninth Congressional District, The Fighting Ninth, we have two pro-abortion candidates:  Rick Boucher and Morgan Griffith.

Rick Boucher, the incumbent, is a liberal Democrat committed to keeping child-killing the most protected institution of the state since slavery.

Delegate Morgan Griffith, the challenger, is a Republican who stands the best chance in 28 years of unseating Congressman Boucher. . . if you believe the polls.

Morgan Griffith claims to be 100% pro-life.

Morgan Griffith is NOT pro-life.

Morgan Griffith does not believe that life begins at conception.

According to Blake Roark, the Field Director out of the Abingdon office, Morgan Griffith believes that life begins at "implantation".

This statement is consistent with Morgan Griffith's vote against Bob Marshall's 2007 HB 2797 LIFE AT CONCEPTION ACT.    Actual vote results:  http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+vot+HV0657+HB2797

Morgan Griffith's position leaves room for the following:

- RU-486
- "Research" (experimentation) on live human embryos
- Fertility clinics that throw live human embryos in the trash

Morgan Griffith has kept information about his actual position quiet and deliberately confusing, even from his own staff members who think he is 100% pro-life.

Principled voters must not vote for Morgan Griffith unless he commits in writing that he is 100% pro-life from the time of conception.  This is a very simple, principled, uncompromising stand.

Unfortunately many people will approach their vote pragmatically and vote for Morgan Griffith.  They will see him as the lesser of two evils.

These people will disregard what I have to say.  I direct my remarks to the principled voters of Virginia's Ninth Congressional District.

1.  It is God who decides the outcome of all elections.
2.  To vote for the "lesser of two evils" is to fear man rather than God.
3.  We have rulers who are pragmatists because we have been a nation and a church of pragmatists.  "We are so afraid of losing to the 'greater evil' that we consistently give away the farm to the 'lesser evil'."
4.  It is the duty of Christians to vote righteously.  If there is no righteous candidate in the race, leave the ballot blank or vote for yourself.

A friend of mine comments, "Is the urgency to defeat Rick Boucher really strong enough to justify replacing him with a slightly less liberal version of himself?

"Morgan Griffith is wrapped up in a shiny "Pro-Life" wrapper, but he has demonstrated that his idea of pro-life isn't much different than Roe v. Wade, which recognizes unborn life as beginning at "viability". Viability vs implantation, the only difference is later versus sooner."

A vote for Morgan Griffith is a vote for more abortion.  I would personally rather have a Rick Boucher in office whom I can count on as being my enemy than a wishy-washy weasel like Morgan Griffith who will say he is my friend but stab me in the back.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Groveling Lunatic: Senator Graham

US Senator Lindsey Graham
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham voted to send Elana Kagan's nomination to the full Senate.  The only Republican Senator to do so.

Senator Graham is a sniveling, groveling, obsequious dog.  A male that never became a man.  Always looking for affirmation and attention, Senator Graham has no integrity and no principles.

Why this deranged lunatic of a senator does not go become a liberal Democrat is incomprehensible.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I'll Take My Stand

Daniel Rubin a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer tells the story of an incident in March of 2009 of a Camden police officer "whose disabled son wasn't allowed to pass through airport security unless he took off his leg braces."

The father was justifiably outraged and complained to the TSA after the humiliating ordeal. To their credit the TSA has apologized and admitted that its screeners went overboard.

It's easy to get worked up about the incompetence of the screaners and the government nightmare that the TSA has quickly become. But this outrage is misplaced. We did not get into this nightmare overnight.

We Americans have made a piecemeal surrender of our rights and liberties ever since we allowed our treasonous founding felons to supplant the specific instructions of the states to strengthen the Articles of Confederation.  Instead we got the current US Constitution. The feds have been consolidating their power ever since.

The bureaucratic nightmare of the TSA and indeed of the entire US federal government is of our own making.

We Americans have chosen security and safety over liberty, freedom and individual responsibility.

I am neither going to give a detailed recitation of our surrender, nor am I going to give a detailed action plan as to how to save America and restore the original intent of the founders. It is too late for such talk.

What I want to focus on is how to start taking steps to lay a foundation for liberty, freedom and individual responsibility. How do those individuals who yet cherish liberty and freedom live in a culture of slaves?

1. Never accept a government benefit.

That means never take a social security check, welfare check, medicare and any other form of government health care. If you are taking a government benefit then you have a vested interest in the system continuing.

The argument will be made, "I paid into social security my whole working life. I am going to get my money back." It sounds like a convincing argument. It isn't. It's an excuse. It's an excuse designed to justify your slave mindset.

2. Get your children out of government schools. Send them to private school or better yet, home school. Government schools do not exist to educate your kids. Government schools exist to make shallow obedient citizens of government.

3. Voting for the 'lesser of two evils' is not wisdom. It's foolishness. The goal of both American political parties is bigger, more powerful government. If you can't see that then you should not be voting. One party wants an all out run to the goal line, the other party just wants move the ball incrementally towards the same goal line. When you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are voting for the guy that wants to move the ball incrementally. He doesn't want to reverse the direction of the ball. That's too hard. Its much easier to surrender to the direction in which the ball is going but just slow down the rate at which it is moving.

4. Stop listening to Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. About once every six weeks these guys get on their soap box and preach a good sermon about limited government. But every election cycle they faithfully circle the wagons around the Republican candidates and justify voting for the lesser of two evils.

5. If you're a business owner, never bid on or accept a government contract.

6. Vote against all tax increases and vote against all state or municipal bond proposals.

7. Never invest in a government security.

The overwhelming national problems that we face are the summation of decades of small compromises many of which we inherited. Many of us are graduates of government schools. We've learned to think and live like slaves. Learning to live and think like free men will be just about the hardest thing there is to do.

Learn to identify and hate government slavery wherever it is found. Redeem the time and place where you stand.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Scott Brown Election: Amalekites Beat the Philistines.

What was gained by the Republican win in Massachusetts?  We have another liberal, pro-abortion senator. He supports health care legislation, just not this particular legislation.


It does no good to vote the "lesser of two evils" if the end result is moving the ball towards the goalpost of more evil.

The conservatives and Christians who voted for Scott Brown have no principles above political expediency.  

If you want righteous government, then you either have to vote for a truly righteous candidate or you don't vote.  Quarter measures don't work. 

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Why Are Americans Sniveling Idolaters?

Americans are infatuated with big government.  There is a lot of incorrect analysis of this problem.  

The nature of the answer is religious. Slavery is inherent in the design of the world. We are either slaves to Christ or slaves to sin. It is only in slavery to Christ that political liberty and economic freedom are found. Christ saves us from our sins. He cleans us up and enables us to govern ourselves and put to death our sinful passions. When people govern their individual persons according to the Law of God, there is little need for an autocratic police state.

When people rebel against God and choose slavery to sin, He gives them over to their passions and appetites. The world becomes a mighty uncomfortable place when the sinful passions of men are not restrained. Sinful men think that liberty, freedom, and progress are to be found apart from God. No sooner do they reject the worship of the one true God, then they erect false gods and serve them.

Today we see the consequences. Men who will not be governed by God's law will be governed by their sinful passions. As men become given over to sin, they become incapable of governing themselves and turn increasingly towards tyrants that are quite ready and willing to govern with a heavy hand. The result is always the end of liberty and economic freedom and a headlong fall into the abyss of statism.

Don’t be surprised that the American people have an incomprehensible trust in government. It is the logical manifestation of their idolatry.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Climate Change Falls Apart

I've been reading the latest on Climategate.

The much vaunted "peer-review" process has problems. As Dr. Tim Ball has rightly observed, the climate scientists argued that they were checking each others work. However "peer-review" just gave the climate scientists control over the process. The process made certain that no dissent was allowed and that a uniform politically correct message was churned out every day.

Websites that are on the cutting edge of exposing the climate fraud are Climate Depot and read the alleged CRU e-mails