Wednesday, December 14, 2011
To understand the mindset of President Obama and others like him, one must understand a fundamental difference between the liberal and the conservative mind.
Conservatives, generally subscribe to the world view that there is a God who reveals himself in the Scriptures as "Lord," and we are His “servants.” He is the absolute; we are the variables. His agenda is set; we must conform our lives to His agenda and standards. The center and ultimate authority for most Conservatives is God.
The center and ultimate authority in the lives of most liberals is “self.” Even those who profess faith in God are easily unveiled by their godless deeds, such as the support for abortion and homosexuality, and their every-day speech which never includes references to God except in a scripted political exercise. President Obama demonstrates by his actions that he is a de facto Secular Humanist. His actions demonstrate a faith in no authority higher than humanity. This naturally leads one to believe that one who has risen to the office of the “leader of the free world” is now due the homage of a grateful people. He is now the center of his universe and pays deference to no one, except, of course, when he must feign humility to maintain his position.
This liberal world view is a universal human condition when God is not in the picture. It is easily seen in every area of public and private life: in the teachers who see the students as necessary for their success, in politicians who choose a constituency that serves their ambition, such as when Hillary Clinton chose to live in New York because she believed New Yorkers would elect her as their Senator. In effect, instead of the politician serving the people, the people are serving the politician. Remember the liberal is the center of his, or her, own universe. This is even seen in liberal religious leaders who see their congregations as stepping stones to career advancement. They are more devoted to their success than they are to a congregation, and so they leave one congregation to pastor another larger congregation advancing their career. They aren’t serving the parishioners as much as the parishioners are serving them!
This natural human condition fits right in with the contemporary humanistic religion based in the false theory of evolution: “Survival of the fittest,” or “Look out for number one.”
The Conservative is not the center of His own universe--God is. And happiness is not found in self-actualization, but rather in pleasing God by serving others. This is demonstrated by the teacher who will work in a private school at half the salary of her public school union member counterparts, because she cares for the children more than she does about herself. This is demonstrated by the politician who puts his constituency above himself even when it means to refrain from running for office. This is demonstrated by the pastor who is devoted to his flock, and will not abandon them for a “larger” church, or a personal promotion.
Conservatism sees government as an agent to support the poor, while modern liberalism practices helping the poor to support the government. That’s why only 33 cents of every dollar that is collected for social welfare programs eventually makes it to the end user. The other 67 cents is absorbed in government. So in effect, we don’t have the government to support the poor; we have the poor to support of the government!
Is it any wonder then, why our founding fathers, in many of the original state charters stipulated that a requirement to hold public office was a belief in God, and in the system of eternal rewards and punishments?
They understood that unless a man (or a woman) truly believed that there was a god watching his every move, he would eventually give in to his natural sinful nature and put personal interests above the interests of the people he’s supposed to be serving. In other words, instead of serving the people, the people would end up serving him—that’s tyranny.
So then, this is what the 2012 election is all about. It isn’t about individuals, or even political parties. It’s about which world view will govern the nation. Will it be progressive liberalism that sees people more as “subjects” to be managed and controlled to meet the needs and desires of the select few in power, or will it be the time-tested ideal that has ruled, since our founding, a conservative view that acknowledges there is only One who is better than the rest of us, and His throne is in the heavenlies. It is now our duty to reflect His love; the love demonstrated on Calvary’s Hill where God sacrificed for the needs of his people.
If the liberal worldview wins, we will be set on the same path as other godless governments, controlled by self-serving, corrupt politicians who believe they are entitled to the benefits of their office because, after all, they are of the highest of the human order—a narcissistic mindset shared with the ruthless tyrants of history.
If the conservative worldview wins out it will only buy us a little more time, hopefully one more generation, to teach our children about the principles that have made America great. And hopefully, they will carry the torch of liberty to following generations.
So then, we know why Obama can “do his own thing,” without serious concern for the rest of us. He believes he is entitled. After all, he is The President. The people exist to serve him. His well being is always first. If they are complaining that he’s taking a 17 day vacation, they need to get over it. After all, he’s the President. The arrogance and ignorance of our founding values demonstrated by his administration, and others who subscribe to his world view, represent the seeds of corruption and ultimately, tyranny.
That’s why every believer and every responsible citizen must be registered to vote in this next election and must vote on Election Day. It’s not about the individual candidates or even the political parties. It’s about two ways of life: liberty or tyranny.
It’s up to us to bring this nation back to those Godly principles upon which we were founded and upon which we have thrived, particularly that principle that states that the president and the government is the servant of the people; the people are not the servants of the president and the government.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
We learn that Wall Street protesters demonstrate the spirit of the French Revolution, while the Tea Party movement demonstrates the spirit of the American Revolution. The former rooted in self-gratification with no respect for self or others, while the latter is rooted in Christian love seeking the greater good for all with respect for our institutions and our system of ordered liberty.
The only thing both movements have in common is that they are both expressions of “We , the people,” though representative of two ends of the political spectrum, the left and the right.
So does the Bible say anything about this? Glad you asked.
“As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so
a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
but the heart of the fool to the left.
Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense
and show everyone how stupid they are.”
--Ecclesiastes 10:1-3 NIV
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Yes, there is corruption in corporate America. We agree on that point. However the corruption on Wall Street isn’t due to the wealth of the 1%. But rather it is due to the universal corruption, self-centeredness and greed of the 100%. The Wall Street protesters are demanding that what the wealthy have should be given to them, and what drives them is nothing less than their own self-centeredness and greed, or in Biblical language, “covetousness.” That is, “I want what you have.”
Another valid point of the present demonstrations is bringing attention to the unholy alliance of government and business –crony capitalism. On that point, we also agree. To have a business community of self-centered human beings joined by a government community of self-centered human beings can only produce a powerful force of self-centered human beings –tyranny.
However the solution is not compulsory redistribution of wealth dictated by self-centered, greedy human beings using the force of government to take from others what they want for themselves. (Remember the French Revolution?) The answer is not legislation; it is leadership –moral leadership.
Government imposed re-distribution of wealth has never worked. As Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis told us, the choice is between the unequal sharing of blessings and the equal sharing of miseries. All one has to do is look to the former Soviet Union, the present condition of Cuba, or the unfolding situation in Europe to see where that economic philosophy takes us.
The answer is not in neo-communism, anarchy or in the rejection of our founding principles, but rather in the re-affirmation of those principles that undergird a virtuous society –capitalism framed by a Christian ethic.
We need moral leadership that will be able to effectively communicate the fact that we are one nation, under God, blessed with peace and prosperity as no other nation has ever known. And as such, we have a responsibility to help the less fortunate among us, not through the force of law, but by free and willing hearts, by corporations and wealthy people -the 1%- giving to charitable organizations, and their respective communities of faith to feed the hungry, and care for the poor.
However, for this to happen, there must be a genuine spiritual revival that will produce a new breed of selfless Americans who will be willing to sacrifice for others because they know the One who sacrificed for them. That’s the history of our nation. It’s the answer to our current dilemma. During the Second Great Awakening of the mid 19th century, Charles Finney’s Benevolent Empire, a coalition of institutions dedicated to caring for the material needs of the poor, had a budget that nearly equaled the size of the federal government’s budget.
The answer isn’t one group of corrupt individuals demanding the goods of another group of corrupt individuals. The answer is in the love that a virtuous people have for one another when they come to know the One who is love.
Without Christ, we’re just managing the darkness. We must turn on the light! The Church must lead the way!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Ignorance and arrogance, a dangerous combination. Unfortunately, this is what was demonstrated by President Obama’s recent big speech on the economy. He reminds me of the boy who found a hole in his blue jeans and was afraid his Mommy would yell at him so he grabbed the scissors to cut the hole out, so it wouldn’t be there when Mommy came home.
Unfortunately for our nation, this current administration is so deluded with Keynesian economic fantasy that no dosage of reality will apparently shake them from their mission to control, as they see it, an ignorant populace until they can usher in their egalitarian Utopia, “peace on earth” and a “chicken in every pot.”
They truly believe that it is an established fact that government is the answer. If one stimulus didn’t work, then obviously it must have been too small. Let’s go for more stimulus. Sure, cut the hole out of the jeans and see what you end up with. What is it that is said about the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result? If it’s not insanity, then we’re left with ignorance. There are no other choices.
Then you have the arrogance that is reflected in the tenor of the President’s speech as though he were scolding the Congress and the American people. Today he made another speech to Congress, showing up 30 minutes late, as usual, demonstrating his lack of respect, and his lack of accountability to those whom he is supposed to serve. It’s that arrogance that makes him unteachable. When he is fired by the American people in 2012 he will no doubt conclude that the American people were just not ready for him; we aren’t smart enough to appreciate his wisdom. Any student of world history will be familiar with that particular personality type as being characteristic of your average narcissistic tyrant dictator. Thank God for the separation of powers in our system that helps to protect us from such personalities, but only so long as we remain vigilant.
The demonstrated ignorance and arrogance -not to speak of the incompetence- of this current administration sends a clear message to reasonable thinking Americans: We must choose leaders who are educated in the ways of American traditions and values, and who are running for office, not because they are motivated by political ambition, but because they sense a divine calling to help lead America toward peace and prosperity for the benefit of the next generation.
Our experiment with a post modern humanist celebrity president has failed. It’s time to choose men and women who fear God and who understand the time-tested values that have made America the envy of the world because we were “One Nation Under God.” We must be so again, or succumb to ignorance and arrogance. The recent election in New York’s 9th Congressional District where a Democratic majority voted overwhelmingly for a conservative Republican encourages me in the knowledge that Americans, even in New York, are neither ignorant nor arrogant, but rather intelligent and humbly grateful for God’s grace shed on us.
Monday, June 27, 2011
It’s clear that proponents of this “pseudo marriage” are either totally uneducated (or mis-educated), or at best, they are very short-sighted in their view of world history.
Marriage was, in fact, a progressive step upward toward civilization when it was introduced by Jewish Law to a pagan and hedonistic world. The introduction of marriage was one of the civilizing institutions that brought order, peace and prosperity by defining the family, providing protection for women and a sense of responsibility for children.
Redefining marriage to make it what it used to be is not progressive, but regressive; it’s not social evolution but social devolution.
Let truth be told, even if it bursts the good feelings of those who don’t know history. There’s nothing progressive about same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage is a step backward to the days of pre-civilization. Remember Sodom?
Social scientist Lewis Mumford explained it this way;
"Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food." -The Conduct of Life 1951
Friday, June 24, 2011
As an institute dedicated to the preservation of marriage and families for the well being our children and ensuing generations, we will double our efforts to right this wrong that has been imposed upon our citizens.
For the first time we find ourselves on the wrong side of the law, but when that law violates the higher moral law derived from the One who is the very source of our inalienable rights, then we must pledge our allegiance to that higher moral law, regardless of the personal cost.
Adoption of this Pseudo-Marriage is nothing less than rebellion toward God, who will not be mocked.
Despite protections for religious organizations this law will embolden the radical homosexual community to push Christians into the very closet homosexuals came out of.
This is certainly not the settlement of an issue, but rather the beginning of a new movement that will not rest until we are once again, “One Nation Under God,” and our laws once again reflect God’s order for his creation.
Monday, June 20, 2011
A major cultural event hangs in the balance to be determined by your vote. If same-sex marriage becomes law in New York it will spark a new cultural battle in the war for decency and morality in the state in the same way that the Roe V. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court did not settle the issue of abortion, but rather gave birth to a movement that will not rest until babies are, once again, protected in the womb.
James Wilson, the first Supreme Court Justice and father of our American Jurisprudence system taught us that civil law must always be consistent with divine law. In other words, the Bible--and in particular the New Testament-- is the standard against which all law must be measured.
The Old and the New Testament affirms that homosexual acts are always immoral. We dare not rely on human reason alone. It is that reasoning that has called six million Jews “schmattes,” which means “rags” thus dehumanizing them so they could be killed in the name of human progress. It is the same reasoning that calls unborn babies “products of conception,” thus dehumanizing them so they could be killed in the name of “a woman’s right to choose.”
Now, once again, the language is being manipulated to advance an ungodly agenda. Who would object to “Marriage Equality”? Why don’t they call it for what it is: “same-sex marriage”?
Civil rights laws regarding racial equality were accepted into our society because Americans understood the Biblical truth that we are all created equal, and that recognition of this truth is a step toward a “more perfect union,” but accepting an aberration of the definition of marriage leads us further from godly order, and in fact, back to a time before Jewish law introduced the concept of marriage. Proponents of same-sex marriage claim this to be a step in societal evolution. Their knowledge of human history is at best, short sighted, and at worst, ignorant of facts. Marriage was a step up in societal evolution. Same-sex marriage is a step backward. Remember Sodom?
I appeal to your sense of humility, and your desire to rule “in the fear of the Lord.” As the Father of our country, George Washington assured us:
“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”
If same-sex marriage becomes law it will launch a fight for righteousness in this state and nation that will not rest until we are once again, “One Nation Under God,” and the Bible is once again acknowledged as the objective standard against which all our laws are measured.
I beseech you: defend authentic marriage for the sake of the next generation.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
This is precisely why we must never separate God from government or face having a government of liars and perverts. Remember Sodom?
Monday, May 2, 2011
The typical conventions of war do not apply to a people whose identity is caught up in the destruction of Israel and the West. This is their reason for living, and for dying. They sincerely believe that killing, and even dying for “Allah” is a good and noble thing. This mindset places them beyond the limits of reasonable discourse. Any talk of peace or cease-fire is nothing more than a strategic move on their part to rebuild and regain strength for the war that must be fought to the finish.
We must understand that this is like no other war we have ever fought. This is a war of ideologies. It will never be won until the next generation of future Jihadists is won over by the ideas of freedom and democracy. We are looking at no less than a fifty-year war to change the minds and hearts of millions of people. I question whether or not it can be done, but we must try, or succumb to tyranny. In times past, presidents have spoken clearly when explaining why we fight, that we were defending our liberty and our religion. Yes, the religion of Christianity in all its various expressions. They understood that liberty and Christianity are inseparable.
We will never win this war with bullets alone. We must win the hearts of the next generation while we neutralize their fathers who would rather die warring against the West than talk peace with “The Great Satan.” If they choose to die, then we must help them do so before they kill us. Then we must teach the principles of democracy, and the blessings of liberty to their children, if there is to be any chance of real peace for coming generations.
There must be no talk of “proportionate response.” This is not a game where “You take my pawn; I’ll take yours. “ No. This is war. The only acceptable proportionate response is the total neutralization of terrorist forces around the globe. Until then -and I am convinced it will be for no less than fifty years- we must continue to fight and support our allies, particularly Israel, relentlessly. The next generation of free people depends on no less.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The above is a direct quote from The London Daily Telegraph Editor On Foreign Relations. The present administration is destroying our image abroad. In their attempts to befriend our enemies and disown our friends the only thing they have gained is the disrespect of the entire world.
Our friends can no longer count on us and our enemies laugh at us. Consider Libya for example. We should have gone in there, taken out Quadaffi, and helped the “Freedom Fighters” set up a new parliamentary government. Never mind that other Arab countries may not like our strong involvement. We’re not here to win popularity contests. We don’t need them to like us; we need them to respect us. We’re here to help freedom ring wherever Congress, the voice of the people, and the Lord lead us.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Today, we no longer have the resources to help our friends, and fellow human beings in Japan suffering the effects of nature’s wrath, because we are a nation that is broke, and drowning in our own tsunami of debt.
In the Middle East brave men and women are giving their lives to pursue the liberty we take for granted, and our current administration responds to their desperate cries with meaningless “contemplation” of options. This “dithering” sends the message to those whose hearts are beating with a passion for liberty that they can no longer count on the U.S. to help them realize their God-given right to freedom.
Within our own borders we see gay rights movements and labor union thuggery exchanging civility and decency for perverseness and chaos.
Are America’s best days behind us? Will we pass on to the next generation a nation that is less prosperous, less peaceful and less civil than the one that was passed down to us?
The answer lies with the Christian clergy of the nation, those who know that
“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory.” (Matthew 12:20)
It will take, yet one more revival, beginning with men and women of God desperately crying out in repentance from our own self-centered ways to see God once again, shed His grace on our nation as He has for so many years.
The clergy must repent of their dissensions and factions (Galatians 5:20) and come together in the Name of Jesus to see this nation turn around from its current path to oblivion.
Those who call themselves “Christian” must rise up to do their duty to their community and nation as part of their duty to God. God will bless or curse this nation and the next generation according to the actions of believers. If we rise up to the occasion the “smoldering wick” will once again be ablaze with glory and we will continue to be that beacon of liberty for a world in need, and God will get the glory!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Over the past decades there has been a most unholy alliance between the major labor unions and the Democratic Party, and now that a Democrat is in the White House that alliance is between the major labor unions and the federal government. President of the AFL-CIO says without hesitancy that he visits the White House 2-3 times a week, and talks to someone from the White House every day. At the very least that indicates major influence on federal government policy, and it may even suggest a level of union control of government. Unions and government partnerships have historically proven to be a formula for disaster. Ask anyone in the former Soviet Union. In this country this unholy alliance has resulted in government workers receiving salaries and benefits far better than the private sector, while providing increasingly mediocre and inefficient services. When there is a labor conflict in the private sector the company involved would have to change its ways or go out of business. In the government sector, the employer just raises taxes. There is no competition. The taxpayer is compelled to pay by force of law.
That’s why there cannot be collective bargaining between labor and government. This was generally understood even among the labor unions until the late 1950s when union membership began to dwindle and they began looking for ways to grow their army. And they did. Now the pendulum must swing back to a common sense center. Government workers must not be allowed to bargain with their employer because their employer is the citizenry, not a corporate mogul, or wealthy shareholders who can make choices about profitability.
If the current trend toward more government union continues we will find ourselves where government workers are the protected and preferred class –by law- while everyone else is struggling just to make ends meet. This will resemble the failed Soviet Union more than a free America. It must be changed now in Wisconsin, because what happens in Wisconsin surely will not stay in Wisconsin.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
In fact, one reason why the United States of America has been exceptional among nations is because we followed a policy that was anathema to multiculturalism; it’s called “unity,” or as we codified it, “One Nation under God”. As long as immigrants came here to adopt a new “American” national identity, we advanced in peace and prosperity as no other nation has ever known. Unity has always been our strength, not diversity. Diversity contributes to weakness, not strength. Try putting an army on the field with men and women of different languages and cultures and see how victorious you will be. From the times of the Tower of Babel, unity has always indicated strength, and diversity, weakness.
We’ve had our experiment with diversity, and it has failed. Minority groups have not prospered because they did not assimilate. English is the language of success. It is to our shame that we have failed to teach immigrants English, and as a result we have locked them away in ethnic enclaves, a permanent underclass that will not advance, because they will not be competitive unable to speak English.
If we’re going to preserve peace and prosperity for our posterity we must discard the promotion of multiculturalism and go back to teaching American values. In fact, it’s time to go back to what Teddy Roosevelt told us in 1907:
“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people. “
It worked then; it will work now. Let’s do it.
Monday, January 3, 2011
It is that principle that must provide the framework for all legislation and public policy, if we are to preserve for our posterity the nation our forbears passed on to us.
In 1953 President Eisenhower told us:
“Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first –the most basic- expression of Americanism”
Then this leads us to the second principle: Civic law must be consistent with divine law as we understand divine law revealed in the Holy Scriptures.
On October 6, 1935, FDR stated:
"We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic...Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity."
We may disagree about the intent and meaning of Scripture, and this debate is worthy of Congressional attention, but we must never neglect the principles contained in Scripture or we risk losing the freest and most prosperous nation the world has ever known. As stated on the walls of the Missouri Senate Chamber, “Nothing is politically correct what is morally wrong” and understanding that in these United States morality is defined by the principles of the Bible, particularly the New Testament, we must reestablish a course toward peace and prosperity according to a trajectory set by the principles of our Constitution, which in itself emerges from the principles of Scripture.
We need bold and courageous men and women to help re-establish the foundation upon which this nation was built: God and the Bible.