Someone once said, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything!” It’s my personal opinion that too many people living in America today are doing just that, “falling for anything” that sounds too good to be true!
So, I’m taking my stand here today for the God-given inalienable rights our Constitution guarantees us. Among them are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in this great experiment our Founding Fathers and Mothers fought and died for called The United States of America!
There is no question that illegal immigration is still a major issue in our nation that is certainly contributing to the division we see in America today.
However, in my opinion, two additional BIG issues seem to be rocking our nation right now and also seem to be dividing Americans, even more than we are already divided, along moral and political lines; abortion and the move by many liberals and Democrats who want to also drive the U.S.A. into socialism, as a Godless nation!
Abortion (Murder & Infanticide)
Can anyone with half of a beating compassionate heart seriously look at the picture above and legitimately be convinced this is not a baby, a human being?
Abortion lovers use the word fetus because it masks the reality of this life and makes it an impersonal event. They want us to believe this baby is not a living, breathing, growing human being but just a glob of tissue, a disease, that’s okay to be done away with if the mother so chooses. No big deal!
Since the “Politically Correct” crowd likes to tell us what words we can and can’t use these days, I’d like to suggest a response.
I would like to propose legislation that does away with the word “fetus” everywhere it’s used, especially in the medical community, and replace it with “baby”, “infant”, or “human being”.
I’d also like to propose legislation that does away with the word “abortion” everywhere it’s used, and replace it with “murder” or “infanticide”, which ever is appropriate at the time of death.
Today, as we speak, there are state legislators in a small but growing number of states who are proposing legislation that would make it legal to allow babies to be murdered up to and including their day of birth, and in some cases like in Virginia, even after the baby is born!!!
That proposed legislation is no more despicable and gruesome than this one! Is this really what America is coming to? A cold-hearted Godless society? May God have mercy on our nation!
We who disagree must begin to make our voices heard as loudly as the other side.
By now, I’m sure some of you may be thinking, “What and who gives me the right to rename this legalized procedure called abortion, murder and infanticide?”
My answer is simple. As a Christian, I believe the Holy Bible is the only absolute truth that exists now and forever. God’s sixth commandment says, “Thou shalt not murder”. He said it, that settles it!
Socialism (A Godless Government)
French sociologist and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) traveled to the United States in 1831 to study its prisons and returned with a wealth of broader observations that he codified in Democracy in America (1835), one of the most influential books of the 19th century. With its forceful observations on equality and individualism, Tocqueville’s work remains a valuable explanation of America to Europeans and of Americans to themselves.
de Tocqueville wrote in Political Consequences of the Social State of the Anglo-Americans saying: “But one also finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level, and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom.”
This quote by de Tocqueville starts to get at the heart of socialism, and ultimately communism. The “weak-minded” in our society , especially younger generations who haven’t been properly taught our American history, are being convinced that the rich are evil and need to be forced to part with their hard-earned wealth and “share” it with those who have less so everyone can achieve equality and live happily ever after!
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way and never has since time began! If it did, we wouldn’t see caravans of people fleeing from Venezuela, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, etc. Ask people living in Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, all other Arab and Muslim nations, as well as every other socialist and communist country around the world how great they have it.
In his book, The Naked Socialist, Paul Skousen notes, centuries ago “Shang Yang in China was teaching a doctrine of how to make millions of working peasants mentally weak so they could be ruled with greater ease.”
Skousen goes on to say, “History has noted that after the socialists finally got control in their countries and took charge, their leaders had to kill at least 130 million people to establish their socialist forms of government. After America broke free from England, how many did its leaders kill to establish its form of government, its Constitutional Republic? None!
The only outcome that emerges from their abstract dream of ‘imagine all the people living for today’ is the consolidation of power into the leaders, the creation of an upper class of elitists, the coordination of rulers who reap with force a rich harvest from the labors of the powerless masses, all in the name of fairness.
Socialists have just one main goal: putting themselves in charge. There are two ways they achieve this. The first is to quickly wipe out an existing culture with a revolution or a civil war.
The second is by convincing the people to vote away protected rights, or at least refuse to challenge the loss of a right. From that process, those who claim to know best ultimately take final control.
Either way, the end goal of socialism remains the same: control.”
Skousen sums it up, “Those who don’t understand socialism will always fall for it!”
As broken as our current immigration policies are, if we had none (open borders, no walls), the whole world would be flocking to America for their piece of the “American Dream!”
I had the opportunity to experience life inside a communist country in 1984. Our oldest daughter and I went to Romania for two weeks with my mom and dad to visit his side of the family.
Under communist rule, the entire country was on a rationed system of goods and services. Everything they consumed was rationed on a monthly basis. From food, to gasoline, to electricity, to health care. Once your monthly allotment was used up, you were shut off from additional services until the next month’s allotment was made available. Equality for all!
In Bucharest, the capital of Romania, we stood in a long line to buy a loaf of bread. In another line we waited our turn to buy some meat. The meat vendor had a big slab of beef he was cutting right there as we waited. When our turn came, it didn’t matter what cut of meat we wanted, the vendor just cut off the piece that was next and we had to take it or leave it! Once again, equality for all!
My dad bought a bunch of bananas at another vendor. When my aunt saw how many he bought, she was upset because she didn’t want him to spend that much. Although it was no big deal for my dad to afford those bananas, he said it would have taken a week’s worth of pay for my aunt to buy them!
We went shopping in one of the “big” department stores only to find most of the shelves empty! Apparently, it didn’t make much sense to stock shelves with products people couldn’t come close to affording.
One of my cousins, who was a doctor in Bucharest, admitted she made $5000 per year! You see, when everything is rationed or freely given by the government, they also feel they have the right to control the amount of money you can earn. Why do you need a whole lot of extra money in your pocket when they are taking such good care of you with all the freebies?!
The Romanian government, under Nicolae Ceaușescu, controlled everything! In 1989 the Romanian people, and even the Romanian army, finally had enough of Ceaușescu’s tyrannical rule and rebelled against him. He and his wife were arrested, quickly put on trial and immediately executed by firing squad.
Is this really what we want for the future of America? I pray not!
This is what happens in a corrupt Godless society where the rights of the masses have been stripped away by those they have allowed to rule over them with an iron fist! Weak-minded people are lied to and duped into believing their leaders have their best interests at heart, that they will protect them and provide all their needs. Nothing can be further from the truth!
The plain truth is, socialism and communism fail the people everywhere and every time it is tried!
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men (and women) do nothing.” – Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
If you care about the direction our country is heading, and more importantly, if you care about where you will spend eternity, then What IN The World Is Wrong With This World is a must read to help you sort out facts from fiction.
“And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve . . . But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)
See you next week for more Wisdom Matters!