Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Welfare Checks for me! But NOT for thee!!

This is typical of the GOP and frankly I'm sickened by it. They have successfully leeched themselves onto the this year's Tea Party outrage while simultaneously directing attention away from their own dirty snouts, filthy from decades of burrowing in the public trough. This is their modus operandi: talk small gov't, ooze libertarian ideals, demonize the left then fight against free market forces and pocket huge welfare checks. It's really quite amazing but predictable considering the ignorance of your average voter.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Support the Free Competition in Currency Act!

Ron Paul is trying again to release the government's stranglehold on our money. The feds need to be able to 1.) Print money at their whim and give it their friends, here and domestic FIRST and 2.) force the peasants (U.S. Taxpayers) to use it for all transactions.

Ron Paul, in his long standing tradition of trying to subvert the Federal Reserve, introduces this Act in order to make a dent in the Fed's armor.

An astonishingly low number of people realize that money is really nothing but a medium of exchange. Even fewer realize that printing more money makes each unit of money, i.e. the dollar, worth less in value (supply and demand). The Federal Reserve and it's supporters on the left, right and center realize that the Federal Reserve must be supported at all costs. It is the foundation of power for national politicians and allows them to do things (innumerable social programs, illegal wars, nation building) that would be unworkable without unpopular higher taxes.

Lets see how many self proclaimed fiscal conservatives join Ron Paul on this one.

Keep Christ in "mass Consumerism", er Christmas?

Bill OReilly, Focus on the Family and other christian groups are always trying to cast secularism as the real enemy of christianity in America when they aren't.

So what people arent saying "merry christmas" enough in the stores today? That should be applauded! We should not want Christ associated with massive debt and out of control spending.

The real enemy of christianity in America has always been american christians and their hypocrisy, idolatry and overall lack of biblical knowledge. They continuously besmirch the holy name of Christ and then try to blame secularists for the problems of today.

"There's a war on Christmas, O'Reilly recently reminded viewers, driven by those who "loathe the baby Jesus."
-- they don't loath Jesus, Mr. O'Reilly. They love Jesus. They'll do anything to make money, Jesus is making them money. American christians like yourself who support bombings of foreigners and care nothing for Iraqi Christians by supporting the Iraq invasion are the real problem.

Enter this surprising (at least to me) and refreshing group, Advent Conspiracy founded by pastor Rick McKinley.

These folks ARE fighting the hypocrisy and the idolatry of todays Christian Right. They are trying to get American christians to reject the mass consumerism of Christmas altogether and to focus on Christ's message of humility, service and obedience on a daily basis.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Obama continues murdering....

Well...I knew it...

Obama has decided to continue the pointless Afghan war. Actually, I shouldn't say pointless. The military contractors see a point to this as they continue to rape the taxpayers. Obama likely has cemented his re-election since war-time presidents rarely lose re-election. So Obama sees a point. The young men and women going to fight for multi-national corporations may see a point too.

The more things "change" the more things stay the same.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

My response to the Manhattan Declaration

Recently there was a declaration signed by prominent Evangelical Christians, it is called the Manhattan Declaration.

In sum, this declaration is basically a "line in the sand" stating that these Christians will never preach in favor of gay marriage, never bless a gay marriage nor be forced to perform an abortion. After reading this declaration, while biblically sound, it is very limited and narrow in scope and almost pointless. However, I think it is designed to be so limited as to not criticize the Bush administration's many wrongs and direct blame and suspicion to the current far-left Obama administration. While the Obama administration is to be suspected, I'm not sold that these two issues are enough to warrant this type of declaration. What I don't fully understand is why was the Bush Administration's suspect Christianity ignored among this group. Time and time again, it was ignored or they became apologists for them. Then again, it may not be that complex, just partisan politics as usual. It is sad these "leaders" are just mere shills for the GOP.

This is an expected position from us christians. However, the timing is at issue. President Obama recently signed the Matthew Shepard Act, which is more hate crimes legislation. This time around though, assaults / violent acts against homosexuals just because they are homosexuals is now illegal. As if assault wasnt bad enough, the misguided reasoning behind these hate crime laws is lost on most evangelicals. In fact, in most of the "Values Voters" guides that come around every election cycle, there is support from evangelicals for hate crimes laws targeting crime against minorities of color but making an exception for gays. Hate crime legislation to me is showing a type of favoritism to certain victims -- also preached against in the New Testament as the sin of partiality.

Still, many evangelicals fear that the next step could be that they be hauled into jail for preaching against gays or refusing to do gay marriages. I doubt this because the christian church only does the ceremonius part of the wedding with no State authority. Refusing to perform the ceremony will not bring anything but limited public repudiation, if that. Now, possibly a christian magistrate / justice of the peace could be fined or something for refusing to do a gay marriage in a state that allowed it. It could be a similar response to the justice in LA who refused to do an interracial marriage. But, all of that brings the question of why do we need State sanction to do marriage? It should be a private religious matter, with the State nowhere involved -- as it used to be.

An assault is an assault. A violent crime is just that. Who cares what the reason is? It could be that someone looked at you funny, has something you want, or you had words with that person while intoxicated and you want to settle the score violently. Prosecute the crime for whatever reason because it is a crime but please, no further penalties for who the victim is.

I think this declaration is OK but, I'm much more radical than these "Declarers" are willing to be. I say we put forward a declaration against "No Fault" Divorce. I say that because Divorce is by far the most direct and blatant attack on Biblical marriage. Unfortunately, it is given lip service by most evangelicals these days, likely because so many have had divorces.

Evangelicals fear that since the leftist Obama has put this hate crimes law in place, they will be targeted for anti-gay preaching. I doubt that. They would be attacked much more for preaching against the sinful actions of the US government here and overseas, remember Jeremiah Wright?

The declaration states they will not be forced to perform abortions: But, we already are forced to PAY for abortions. Remember Planned Parenthood? Our tax dollars -- which are taken from us by threat of force -- pay for abortions here in the US. Further, funding to Planned Parenthood was INCREASED under the blessed W. Bush Administration, with Bush's blessing. This is another slight that is willfully ignored. Will any of these evangelicals call for their congregations to to stop paying their income taxes because they are being used to fund Planned Parenthood? I doubt it.

Also missing in this pro-life stance is the calling out of pre-emptive, immoral wars, such as the Iraq War which have unjustly killed thousands. Many of these evangelicals have tried desperately to forget (and get the general public to forget) their militant support for Bush and this unjust war. Also missing is a statement to end the calls for murderous sanctions against the Iranian people. Again, you won't hear about this from this crowd. In fact, you wont hear any real criticism of US foreign policy and the many wars that have been fought and killed millions of innocents.

Or maybe a declaration against State worship? Why have an American flag in the church and singing songs praising the military while in church? This is very close to idolatry, in my opinion. Too close for comfort.

Christians have long been on the wrong side of the State. But today in America, they have been drawn more into the lust for state power rather than evangelizing the simple truth of Jesus Christ. They are now fighting more to keep tax benefits from "undesirables" -- (today it's gays) rather than calling for the end of income taxation -- legalized stealing.

So, my take on this Declaration is that it's basically the "evangelical christian" swipe at Obama being in charge of the federal monster rather than their desired Republican.

With that said, here is my short "Charlotte" Declaration:

We declare that Jesus is the virgin born Son of God.
We declare that all must receive salvation through Jesus Christ or face eternal punishment.
We declare that divorce is wrong, especially "no fault" Divorce.
We declare that homosexuality is wrong.
We declare that life begins at conception.
We declare that abortion is wrong and call for Planned Parenthood to be de-funded.
We declare that pre-emptive war is wrong and is murder, such as the Iraq War.
We declare a call to repentance and humility for our hypocritical support of the Bush regime and the Iraq War.
We declare that sanctions are wrong and only ill-fated attempts at returning evil for evil and against Christian principles.
We declare that torture is wrong, again "returning evil for evil".
We declare that income taxation is nothing but legalized STEALING and is wrong.
We declare that the Federal Reserve's "monetary policy" is counterfeiting and is wrong.

So come on fellow evangelicals! Let's take up the call and really be radical for Christ!

Monday, November 9, 2009

in search of truth?

John 14:5-6

Thomas said to him, Lord, we know not where you go; and how can we know the way?

Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.

--- simple words from the Son of God.

In the search for absolute truth there is only ONE place to look. That is the man Jesus Christ.

Everything else is a shadow of truth or a lie.

One other thing is certain. As each day goes by we are that much closer to seeing His face either by death or His physical return.

Our world is full of lies and deceit, so its good to think on the goodness of the Lord.

Monday, November 2, 2009

privatized robbery....

I see something I want from someone. It's their property but I want it. I have no right to it. I decide I'll have to steal it. I wont do it, but I'll hire someone to do it instead of doing it myself.

Okay, that is illegal or at least a moral wrong isnt it? It seems that both me and the hired thief would be imprisoned.

So why is Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa ) promoting privatized robbery?

Oh...once again, if the State does it, it's not stealing.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Go back to what? It's all relative!!!

when was america a beacon of freedom and liberty?

1776? -- somewhat, but there was forced labor -- slavery.
1950's? -- somewhat but there were jim crow laws, black codes, socialism, etc.

1990s? -- somewhat, but there was massive socialism, high confiscatory property and income taxes.

today? -- somewhat...

We've never been at a point in America where we could realistically call ourselves the beacon of freedom. Maybe RELATIVE to other nations but not that much better.

Whenever I hear old folks yearn for the "good 'ol days", I wonder what they're talking about.
Maybe they mean when they were younger and didnt have a care in the world. I can relate to that.

Let''s see....
Government / The State is sinful.
the Bible even says things will get worse and worse.
Nothing wrong with trying to make things better, we are called to do that.

Us Christians should then spend more time telling lost people about Jesus!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

why do we have a black political caucus?

In traveling home today, I was listening to the radio and there was an ad promoting a Susan Burgess for city council. I also noted that the "black political caucus" had given her their endorsement.

I got to thinking, why do we have a black political caucus? What is their purpose? Is it to support "black" issues? If so, what are considered black issues?

When I think of color-coded political groups, I think of groups like the "concerned white citizens councils" and groups of that sort from back in the 40's through the 60's. Only thing was back then, I dont think they would have endorsed a candidate other than someone white. However, I'm pretty sure that they were against property rights and supported highly selective free markets. Come to think of it, thats what the black political caucus believes in!

Oh well, I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Obama's speech...

I guess I'll weigh in on the Great Obamanator's speech today.

First off all of the criticism is phoney. Conservatives complaining of indoctrination need to get their kids out of the public schools and ignore compulsory attendance laws. Now, of course they won't ever do that.

If you want to make a conservative upset, ask them "why do you only agree with Right Wing Socialism and, isnt that an oxymoron?" That may leave them stammering and at a loss for words. Conservatives just say these libertarian things because they sound good with the Obamanator in office. But, let a Republican get back in office and its back to extreme nationalism and all dissenters must be wacko liberals! You could also ask, "when's the last time Republicans actually cut government?"

But, I digress. Principled opposition pushes for alternative free market educational options. No laws stating that you MUST go to school. Free market education could include all kinds of trade schools for all ages, science schools, medical education beginning at younger ages, who knows?

Free markets and voluntary education -- these are the solutions.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Not impressed with Palin...

Instituted a huge debt burden for her constituents to pay..

Supported and passed a huge windfall profits tax on oil companies.

Supports American interventionism overseas.

Believes in big government.

Guess what, I'm not talking about Obama. It's the recently retired GOP darling, Sarah Palin!

I feel like today's Right is fawning over her like they did over Ronald Reagan. She talks like a libertarian but, governs like a liberal. She has that small town, folksy appeal and, she's beautiful. There's alot to like, but when you peel back the shiny exterior you find another tax confiscator and big spender. Therein describes much of the GOP today.

Reagan did the same, he talked small government, a return to the gold standard, de-regulation and the like. His results were no where near this. In fact he increased government spending more than his predecessor, Jimmy Carter.

Palin says that now she will campaign for cutting government spending and fiscal conservatism. Right.....

All while she continues the tradition of beating the dead horse of Old Right Conservatism into the ground.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

right to defense EXCEPT when offender is the State

A man gets shot by an intruder on his own land, the killer publicly admits to it and walks away scot free.

You may think to yourself, is this bizarro world? Almost!

Home invasions have been the big story in many metro areas across the country. A home invasion usually involves crooks busting into property and making a mad dash for valuables during broad daylight.

The question is, what if that invader is the State? Well, here's the answer: If the State is the invader, the State gets free reign and suffers virtually no consequences.

Clyde Coffey hunts on his own private property and had likely done so for years. He sees an unknown man on his land and shoots him.

Officer Mike Minton of the Wildlife Commission was "checking for hunting licenses, bag limits and bait traps" on Coffey's private property. Is this not trespassing? Only if you are not employed by the State.

Coffey then demands that the tax devourer leave his property. This alone should have prompted Minton to leave. But, since his employed with the State, he is not considered a trespasser.

This story got little traction in the mainstream media because it would question the government.

But a story of a man getting killed by an intruder and that intruder being cleared is not news?

God bless Clyde Coffey and his family.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The okey doke..

When I was growing up, the okey doke was a term used for something that one knew was false but was being perpetrated as true.

For example, the American people were given the "okey doke" on Iraq's WMD threats.

Today, republicans are now trying to portray themselves as the party of limited government, controlled government spending, liberty and all-around libertarians.

Thats called the okey doke.

If you look closely you'll so no real policy change coming from the republicans. I see nothing about abolishing the funny money Federal Reserve, bringing our troops home from our overseas empire, quitting the ill-fated "war on drugs", etc etc. I see no major republican operative or elected official publicly calling for any major changes. They cant do it because they'd be insulting their beloved W. Bush.

All I hear is vague "we're spending too much", "too much debt" and "we need to cut taxes." I see it as willfull ignorance.

The questions I want answered are, "what things do we cut?" "How did we get into so much debt?"

Unfortunately we wont see these answered, save for Ron Paul.

The time is ripe for a third party to fill the void! Will it be the Libertarian party? The Constitution party? Come on guys lets do this!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Holy living...

I'm a big proponent of Holy living. I believe that this concept is the most important part of a Christian's walk with Christ.

A Holy life to me is one which is dedicated to following Christ's commands and NOT practicing a life of sin.

Stumbling into sin is something totally different. Everyone falls sometimes, but they get up, ask for forgiveness and keep going.

A holy life is the proof that one actually believes in Christ! Christ himself said that anyone who loves him obeys his commands.

I believe avoiding sin is the best way to keep from sinning.

Republican transition

I was one of those who were fooled by the Republican revolution's, "compassionate conservatism" when Bush 2 was running for president.

Back then, I felt that banning abortion and a constitutional amendment against homosexual marriage were the 2 most important things ever.

While I am still against abortion and against homosexual marriage, I now know that the government cannot and will not solve these problems. But let me be clear, I know that HUMAN government as we know it today cannot and will not solve these problems.

Its funny to me to see all of these former republican cheerleaders NOW on the side of liberty. Folks like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mike Savage, etc., are now on the lookout for the new world order. For some reason, they have no idea that they were some of the busiest constructors of this monstrosity. All of these guys were pro-Iraq War, Pro-Patriot Act., Pro-constitution shredding. I think the only reason they are now on liberty's side is because it pays well, today. This will continue until a Republican is back in the presidency. Then its back to the same 'ol same 'ol.

I believe God blessed this country as he has many others. He has allowed this nation to exist and allowed us to create a near perfect form of government. We've been spared from the worst of the dictatorships and bloody wars for the most part. But, as Israel and countless other nations have done, we squandered our own blessings.

I am a believer in Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus Christ will return one day, maybe sooner than later, and set up his kingdom on this earth. It destined to spread throughout the universe. I doubt there'll be any discussion of abortion, gay marriage, a constitution or anything of the sort.

I cant wait!