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Credit Where Credit Isn’t Due

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‘If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard.” Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid.’ Deuteronomy 18:21-25

 

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

-Attributed to Alexander Tyler [The quote above it searing and insightful; yet, sadly, it is apocryphal.]

 

A friend (who shall remain nameless) has lodged a legitimate complaint about the ‘punkin patch’ photos that some of us have utilised to create cuter-than-all-getout photos of our young’uns and that has, up ’til now, escaped me: They’re are not actually punkin patches.  Rather, they are gourd gathering places; in order to constitute a patch, there must be subterranean stem contact.  I reckon having fifty gross of punkins in various sizes and shapes strewn about a city park upon wooden pallets no more makes it a patch than shopping in the produce department at H.E.B. constitutes a walk in the garden.  (But they are dang cute pictures!)

 

  • As I’ve said before, there are always silver linings around the Grey Clouds of the Economy. While nearly all businesses are reporting slower sales and business than last year, pawn shops are seeing their business increase by 50% or more. You just have to be in the right place at the right time. Remember, for every buggy whip salesman in the auto age there is a chainsaw owner after hurricanes!

What does this passage cause you to think of?

Thus says the LORD: ‘Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them, for the customs of the peoples are vanity. A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman. They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move. Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good.’ Jeremiah 10:2-5

  • Indeed, the pro-life ploy is perfectly demonic: in holding out the illusionary possibility of destroying an evil an even greater evil is fed. But what can be more evil than killing babies? It is that which is the cause of this killing and myriad other evils. Indeed, as atrocious as abortion is, it is nonetheless a symptom. Our nation is not vicious because it allows abortion; rather it allows abortion because the nation is vicious.’

Searing insight on ‘Voting for the Lesser of Two Evils’:

Imagine a reckless teenager who constantly runs up his parents’ credit cards, smashes the family car every Friday night, is failing in school, and has serious drinking and drug problems. Now imagine that no matter how reckless and dangerous that teenager became, his parents believed his behavior was worth tolerating simply because he was “their” kid. No reasonable person would consider this good parenting.’

A true [evolutionary] transitional form would be something like a fish having part fins…part feet, or a bird having part scales…part feathers, partially one function, partially another with neither being complete or functional. Even the top experts of evolution theory have admitted that there are no indisputable transitional forms in the fossil record to support evolution across biological groups or kinds, although this news is rarely made public in the media or in textbooks.’

 

Southern Presbyterians in the War of Northern Aggression were among the most passionate advocates of the Confederate Cause.  According to Rev. Thomas Smyth, they fought for:

‘home and happiness, the purity of wives, and daughters, the sanctity of the fireside, the holiness and freedom of our altars, the security of peace, the prosperity of agriculture and commerce, the pursuit of happiness in the walks of science, and the groves of philosphy, and the studies and laboratories of art; above all, honour, principle, and the highest of all prerogatives–that of national sovereignty.’

 

  • If you thought the recent Supreme Court decision on the 2ndAmendment was a victory for gun rights, just remember: You can’t spell Heller without h-e-l-l.

  • Now, I am no friend of the credit card companies. Just like I am no friend of the local drug dealer. It is ultimately my choice as to whether I will indulge in either supplier, and my choices are informed by my faith. Therefore, if we perish, we perish for a lack of knowledge. Our antinomianism creates a vacuum for sin, and the way of the transgressor is hard.’

  • The world is moving into the greatest economic crisis of history. It is a religious crisis, the product of man’s efforts to play god and to control all things. For humanistic man, freedom is anathema, because it runs counter to scientific planning and control. The growing crisis is thus a religious one, and we must see it as God’s judgment on a false and rival order. The crisis must be seen as good news, as evidence that God is at war, that the wages of sin in any sphere are always death, and that every tower of Babel man erects has a common destiny, disaster and confusion. The Lord is at work; let the people rejoice.’ ~ R. J. Rushdoony, Roots of Reconstruction

 

Presbyterian minister Benjamin Palmer was valiant in his defence of Dixie during the Late Unpleasantness.  He was convinced that the struggle to prevent the Blue Hoard from subjugating the Southern people would be seen through the prism of history

‘as the movement which rescued the whole country just as it was slipping into an empire. … History has nowhere upon her records a more sublime example of moral heroism.’

Sadly, he was only correct as it regards Southern heroism.

  • [T]he number of climate change skeptics is growing rapidly. Because a funny thing is happening to global temperatures — they’re going down, not up.

 

   

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Run, and You’ll Live. (At Least for a While.)

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‘And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household.’  ~ Matthew 13:57

 

Careful!  He’s coming to destroy the Republic!

 

 

 

 

I admit that I have been vociferous in my opposition to support for Sarah Palin’s candidacy. However, she has many views for which she should be applauded, not the least among them, that she is a Bible-believing Christian who understands the truth about God’s role in Creation (which is, to say, He did it all!) Christians, I am afraid, don’t really understand the nature of the Creation/ Evolution battle. It has morphed from an intellectual discussion to an outright witch hunt. Make no mistake about it, the godless are out to make us appear ignorant at best and criminally insane at worst. We need to pay attention and start fighting back. To wit: Ronald Reagan, Jr. had this to say recently about Mrs. Palin’s belief in the Genesis account:

 

“It’s such a profoundly anti-intellectual, anti-science stance,” he asserted. “I don’t see how you can hold high office and believe something like that.”

They preach tolerance and acceptance but, make no mistake about it, they are coming for us and we need to be prepared and willing to take the fight to them.

 

 

‘I am William Wallace, and I stand here, in front of a whole army of my countrymen, in the defiance of tyranny. You came here as free men, and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?’

‘Against that? No, we will run, and we will live.’

‘Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you’ll live, at least for awhile. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing, to take all the days from this day till then, to come back here and tell our enemies, they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!’  ~ Braveheart 

 

 

  • ‘Violence by Hindus against Christians in India, especially in Orissa state, has been rocking the stability of the region, and now the Indian Supreme Court has ordered four more police battalions to protect the believers in the worst region, the Kandhamal district, according to a report.’

 

 

 

  • Which is the more significant defining fact about Sarah Palin’s priorities: The fact that she carried to term and gave birth to a lovely child with Down’s Syndrome; or the fact that she apparently encouraged her oldest son to enlist in the military to fight, and perhaps die, in an immoral war?’

 

 

 

  • Death by fire ants may seem difficult to believe, but the tiny insects killed the man in Chuluota, Florida as he walked his dog outside his home located just off Old Christmas Road. Apparently the man was swarmed when he stepped in an ant pile.’

 

 

 

  • I found it peculiar that John McCain continually praised Barack Obama during his nomination speech, yet Republican Congressman—REPUBLICAN—was ignored and not even allowed on the convention floor unescorted. But that was nothing new for the Republo-facsists.

 

 

 

There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democrat and Republican Parties. ~ George Wallace

 

 

 

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How Many rEVOLutions Does It Take to Screw In a Lightbulb?

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‘For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.’  ~ Psalm 139:13  

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This article discusses a ‘loophole’ that would ‘allow’ the unborn to be defined as ‘persons.’ (My apologies for all of the quotation marks in the previous ‘sentence’.) The extra-legal maneuvering is really unnecessary; the Constitution of the United States currently mentions the unborn in the Preamble:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

I have often wondered why Pro-Life legal foundations don’t use that phrase as the beachhead for a final assault on Roe v. Wade. To whom were the Framers referring?—to the generations of their descendants yet to be born. It seems self-evident to me. (But then again, so does Genesis 1.)

Still, it seems perverse in the extreme to me that the judiciary of a civilised society would require proof that an unborn baby is … well, a baby.

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Member of Congress and Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul is the premier advocate for political and religious liberty in politics today. He is the most pro-life, pro-family, pro-property, pro-Constitution politician in history. If it is possible to be more Jeffersonian than Jefferson, then Ron Paul is the man.’

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‘Cousin America has run off with a Presbyterian parson.’ ~ Prime Minister Horace Walpole

 

It seems strange to me now, having arrived at a point in which I stand diametrically opposed to a position which I held in excess of 30 years, yet here I stand. The more I mature in the Christian faith–and, all praise be to God, I have matured (though maybe not at the pace I would desire)–the more I find myself jettisoning deeply held beliefs. Such is the case with the Spirit of ’76. Owing to the biblical mandate to obey the government save for calls to violate God’s Law, I can no longer justify the (first) American Revolution.

 

To be sure, taxes were exceedingly confiscatory, regulation oppressive, and the American Colonies were certainly exploited by the Crown and Parliament. However undesirable and outright infuriating that may have been, it falls quite short of violating God’s Law. As strange as it may seem, and if the choice were mine to make now, I would see no other course than to cast my lot with the Crown. At least Brian Franklin and I could have thrown a killer Tory Party!

 

With that in mind, the study of the Colonial/ Revolutionary period is made all the more interesting for the Reformed among us when we discover that contemporaries labelled it ‘The Presbyterian War’ and insisted that, were it not for Calvinists, the current U.S. would by many accounts be a member of the British Commonwealth to this day.

 

By the way, if you are interested, I ferreted out and downloaded a free .pdf of a rare book entitled, ‘Presbyterians and the Revolution.’ Let me know if you would like me to e-mail you a ‘copy.’ (It is not under copyright restrictions.)

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This may sound weird, but the last few times I have checked the number of hits on my blog, the numbers have always matched a year in which the United States and/ or Texas were at war: 1776, 1836, 1916, 1942, and 1950. Hmmm.

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At this writing, sixteen politicians are competing nationally to replace President Bush; there are eight Democrats and eight Republicans. With the exception of Ron Paul (R-TX), in terms of fidelity to the Constitution, it does not matter which one of them wins. Except for Congressman Paul, they all love power for its own sake, believe that Big Government should redistribute wealth, regard the Constitution as a quaint obstacle, and would enforce or disregard laws as they saw fit; all this, without regard to our history, our values, or our natural rights.’  ~ Fox Commentator and former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Andrew Napolitano, ‘A Nation of Sheep’ 

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I should state from the outset that I have absolutely no problem with a group of this sort. I think it is healthy, well within the confines of sound biblical teaching, and should be mirrored by other peoples. However, I can’t help but wonder why, in to-day’s uber-PC society, it is not subject to the inflammatory charge of being ‘racist‘?

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Wow! You know you’re making headway as a conservative when ‘Rolling Stone’ and MTV treat you with a degree of legitimacy!

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As an Aggie, the saying, ‘If you do something twice, it’s a tradition’ means more to me than you can imagine. Maybe it’s because I am such a creature of habit and I loathe change but I love tradition–I love it! One of the strange–yet funny–traditions in my family is for me to call my mama and oldest sister on their birthdays and sing the Marilyn Monroe ‘Happy Birthday, Mr President’ song for them. (I don’t remember how it got started but I have been doing it for over 15 years now.) This past Saturday marked Teri’s completion of her third decade–can you hear 40 knockin’?–so I dusted off the Marilyn impression and sang to her over my cell phone as I drove down Wellborn Road. (I hope no one was watching.)

I just thought y’all might find that amusing.

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Written by ninepoundhammer

November 14, 2007 at 11:05 pm