The other day I wrote a post about certain nobles, contemporaries of Nehemiah, who would not dare to associate with common people doing common labor. Today’s post is related to that idea.
Luke 11:46 NASB – But He (Jesus) said, “Woe to you lawyers as well! For you weigh men down with burdens hard to bear, while you yourselves will not even touch the burdens with one of your fingers.”
The brazen irresponsibility of laying down requirements on the citizens, when the ones loading them on people’s backs make sure they are not subject to the same rules, is an affront to the Almighty. (There’s a clue for you. Yes, I believe Jesus and The Almighty are One.)
Is such practice not a tacit admission that the requirements are not desirable or good? If they were, why not gladly also submit to them? God hates differing weights and measures. This practice surely qualifies for that definition.
Every law from which Congress exempts itself ought to be void. DOA.
I didn’t want to post about this, because frankly, it is exhausting. I’ve been having this exact same argument for my entire adult life. It is not an exaggeration when I say that I know pretty much exactly every single thing an anti-gun person can say. I’ve heard it over and over, the same old tired stuff, trotted out every single time there is a tragedy on the news that can be milked.
December 22, 2012
There is a national conversation going on, and it's primarily emotional vomiting and bleeding all over the place. Most of the conversation is not the result of critical thinking, of awareness of history, or of the understanding of consequences of choices made. Some years ago Congress foisted one of its many logic-defying travesties upon the populace, which is called the Federal Gun Free School Zones act. When things like this are passed, it makes me wonder if there is anyone in those hallowed halls who actually thinks. They in essence hung a sign out front of every public school that says "Welcome to Your Local Hunting Preserve for Innocent Human Beings".
The "hunting preserve" language is embedded in this richly presented, fact- and history-based blog by Larry Correia. Honestly, I was unaware of him until today. I think he needs to visit the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives, then go on a national education tour. We need to reinvigorate Common Sense before it completely expires. This blog article answers every single argument for "Gun Control" of which I am aware. Whenever you hear politicians say "It's for the children", red warning lights should be going off on your dashboard.
Please take the time to read and digest this wonderful article: "An Opinion on Gun Control". This is one of the few persons I have discovered in the conversation who has the robust credentials and knowledge to say things on the subject that are connected with reality. He also has the basic understanding of human nature that so many elected officials seem to completely lack.
They reprinted, from Front Page Mag, a review of After America: Get Ready for Armageddon by Mark Steyn
I want to read this book. (So many books, so little time.) Steyn is a wonderful writer and speaker, and makes his points sometimes with scathing humor.
The quotes from the book in this review tell me that Mark has articulated what has bubbled about in my mind for sometime about our sad nation. His capacity for analysis and articulation surpasses mine. He has put into understandable words the truly sorry decline of the United States of America.
We are (have been) exceptional, as the only nation founded on an ideal. When the ideal is cast off, the nation recedes. I hope and pray the course can be reversed, but do we have the will to see to it?
Do you believe it’s the right course for America to cast off everything that has made it unique in all history? If so, why? Where is the power in becoming a generic nation?
Earlier this year, we heard a lot of hoopla about the huge “spending cuts” our Congress and President were proposing. When I looked into it, my gizzard was stirred, and I wanted to write, but life intervenes, doesn’t it?
There’s no need for me to multiply words here. The leaders and theologians of what’s quite possibly the most effective church in the land speak well enough. Just believe what they themselves say. More eloquence and clarity would be hard to add. We right-wing, round-the-bend rubes don’t need to foam at the mouth. Just take these clergy-types at their own word.
It always befuddles me. People who have risen to the top, and gained much personally in so many ways, want to diminish or destroy the near-genius system of government which enabled them to do so well. Is there no wisdom in the streets? Well, on reflection, yes. There’s a lot of wisdom in the streets. Where it seems to have disappeared is in the hallowed halls of Washington. We have people ensconced who seem to have no regard for history and no understanding of human nature. I find that these quotes, and there are many others out there, speak very clearly to the present day’s insanity. Read the rest of this entry »