Thursday, June 28, 2012

Just wondering...

If you're your own worst enemy, does that exclude the existence of external enemies? Many seem to jump to that conclusion, though I've never understood how.

Do thoughts kill? Yes. That's what all political philosophies are. Politics kill; with wars, without them, politics uses whatever is most expedient in the attempt to accomplish its ends. All wars are political, and all politics are war.

Monday, June 25, 2012

We're all slaves now, thanks to Lincoln

For years I've said that our Republic died under Lincoln, and it had nothing to do with slavery! A fundamental promise made by the Founders to preserve the sovereignty of the individual states was broken in 1865, and it's been downhill into ever-growing slavery for all Americans ever since. The back of the Federal Government's power must be broken! The states must reassert their sovereign rights... if we still have time.

And, "No!" I am not pro-slavery. In fact, my ancestors include John Adams, John Q. Adams, Harriet B. Stowe and John Brown, I have a long family history of hating slavery.

I even consider Lincoln to have been a decent Christian man, though misguided in his choice of how he sought to pursue one of his desires, which was to end slavery. That ending slavery was his only reason for the war, however, is doubtful (and his writings back up the fact he had other reasons). To Lincoln, preserving the Union was more important than preserving states' rights, and he was very wrong. He chose to break the Constitution rather than use the laws set up by that Constitution to settle such disputes between the Federal Government and various states.

The Confederate Constitution lists the states' right to continue their practice of slavery as one of the primary reasons for the South's cession, it's a fact of history that can't easily be erased. No honest discussion can avoid the fact the Southern states were pro-slavery.

But championing states' rights has nothing to do with slavery and everything to do with individual freedoms guaranteed to us by the Constitution. Freedoms stolen from all the people in 1865. The results of the Civil War was the enslavement of all the citizens of the United States under the onerous, ever-increasing mandates of an imperial Federal Government. We're all slaves now, thanks to Lincoln.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Christians, STAND UP!!

It’s time for American Christians to throw off their PC yoke and stand up for their faith! There has never been a requirement of “separation of church and state” mentioned in the Constitution, that’s been made up whole cloth from a simple mention of it by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to a Baptist church *as an assurance* the church’s religious practices would not be infringed upon by the government.

That one statement in that one letter has been subverted by those who hate Christianity and, as an attack on it, have turned what Jefferson meant completely upside-down! Then, to make it worse, they have blatantly lied, incorrectly attributing it as being a Constitutional mandate, though it never was!

The First Amendment to the Constitution actually reads:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, **OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF**; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

By preventing a chaplain from using the name of Jesus when they pray, the government is “prohibiting the free exercise” of their Christian religion!

This must STOP! Christians, STAND UP! The government is ruling in direct violation of the Constitution, and IT MUST END… NOW!

Think about it, Christians, the very first topic addressed in the very first amendment to the Constitution was about freedom to practice your religion without interference by the government. The founders of America came here for the express purpose of being able to freely practice their Christian faith in the manner they chose.

The Founding Fathers considered the practice of their Christian faith, unhindered by any edicts of the government, to be the most important right granted to us, that’s why it’s the first subject in the First Amendment… it was FIRST in importance!