Tyranny Then and Now

What began in troubled times seems to be ending in troubled times.  The document that marks the beginning of the United States of America contains a long list of grievances that justifies the unanimous decision of the original thirteen colonies of our country to, in essence say, enough is enough.  They would take no more abuse and usurpation from the government that they were under, and relying on God’s protection, they were willing to make great sacrifices to break free.

 

There was another beginning long before this, when certain European Christians likewise decided to get out from under oppression.  They were called Puritans, Separatists, and Pilgrims, and they went to great lengths to attain freedom.  They risked their lives and their families in order to obey the God of the universe.  They came to the wilderness of America for freedom to follow the truth of God’s Word.  The actual beginning of our self-government was in a document they signed aboard the vessel that brought them to America.  In this document, the Mayflower Compact, they pledged their endeavor to be “for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith.”

 

Their desire was for freedom and to free others from their bondage of ignorance of God’s Word.  As it is written, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4: 6).  They knew from reading the Bible that the king or any government was not who bestows rights.  They knew that God gives rights and is the standard of what is good and righteous.  They were the first to print Bibles in English so that others would know the truth that had been hidden from them by those in power.  Through God’s providence we have reaped the harvest of blessings from those who sowed in righteousness before us, but we as a nation after them have sowed unrighteousness and are now reaping curses.

 

Our situation now is much like that of our founders in the thirteen colonies.  There are and have been leaders in our nation, and those who follow them, who have corrupted our country and brought us now to the brink of destruction, but there are many others who would have us return to morality, righteousness, and common sense.  This feat seems impossible, and is impossible for man alone, but not for God.  “For nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1: 37).  “He brings one down, He exalts another” (Psalm 75: 7).  The government, the media, the educational system, the financial system, even much of what is supposed to be the church, has been taken piece by piece by those seeking to debase our country.

 

There is much similarity in the grievances put forth by the colonists in the Declaration of Independence to grievances that we can put forth today.  While their grievances were directed at the king, government, and people of England, ours is toward our federal government and those who usurp authority over the Constitution and the people.  Christianity is the foundation of our government and our Constitution is derived from Christian principles.  Freedom, prosperity, and peace are some of the fruits of these Christian principles.

 

The following are the grievances of the original thirteen colonies listed in the Declaration of Independence that justified their separation from England, and the correlation to our grievances today against our own federal government:

 

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

 

The president and the Department of Justice have refused to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, our immigration laws, and have opposed states that attempt to enforce these laws.  The president and Congress have foolishly wasted vast sums of tax payers’ money in countless ways, but particularly on so called stimulus packages that have done little if any to stimulate anything except debt.

 

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

 

            There are many issues now facing our nation that are of immediate and pressing importance, including the killing of unborn and newborn children, immigration and border protection, health care, and education.  When a state acts upon issues such as these because of the inaction or erroneous action of the president or the federal government, it is forbidden to do so by them, and action is taken against that state to prevent any sort of state control of these issues.

 

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.  

 

            Our federal government has established voting districts that accommodate the election of anti-constitutional candidates and their agendas.  Between such gerrymandering and rampant voter fraud, the right of representation has been severely compromised.

 

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

 

The president and his cohorts in the legislature have slipped in laws during congressional recesses and placed on the American people regulations decided on in distant global conferences, outside the boundaries of our country and our Constitution.

 

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

 

The president and his appointed attorney general have refused to enforce our laws, particularly the Defense of Marriage Act, our immigration laws, and voting regulations, effectively dissolving our representative houses.  They, along with a majority of legislators, have grossly neglected to protect unborn children from harm, death, and much suffering, thus denying them the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

 

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

 

Having effectively dissolved the rightful legislative body, legislation and its enforcement must come from somewhere, so it rests with the individual states and the people, leaving the country without unity.  The states and the people are left to defend marriage, to defend their own borders, to deal with voter fraud, and to protect the people, including unborn children.  The duty of the federal government is neglected and left to the states and the people.  Then the federal government opposes the states and the people who tend to the neglected issues.

 

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws of naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

 

Population by birth has been hindered through laws discouraging marriage, through inflation, taxes, abortion, and through the encouragement of homosexuality.  For the purpose of undermining unity, the economy, and nationalism, laws of naturalization have been neglected.  The executive branch has refused to enforce naturalization laws and Congress has refused to act upon this disregard of the Constitution.  The influx of indigent immigrants flowing in unmitigated has strained the economy through tax expenditures and job losses for American citizens, and undoubtedly allowed entrance of many with harmful intentions.  Further debilitation of our nation has been through the restriction of lands rich in natural resources so that these needed resources must be imported from other countries, often from those opposed to our ideals and hostile toward us, so that by purchasing these resources from them we are giving aid to our enemies.

 

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

 

The president has obstructed the administration of justice by refusing to enforce laws concerning life, marriage, the right to keep and bear arms without infringement, and immigration.  Congress has allowed this obstruction to continue.  The president and Congress have allowed the courts to overstep their constitutional bounds.  They are allowed to not just make judgments, but to make law, as in the infamous Roe verses Wade case that has resulted in heinous crimes against millions of babies, born and unborn.  Only Congress is permitted to make laws.  Every law must pass constitutional muster. Therefore the president is unlawful in enforcing what is not law, and in not enforcing what is law.

 

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

 

Judges are appointed by the president, not according to their strict adherence to the Constitution, but according to their liberal viewpoints in spite of the Constitution.  They are a law unto themselves and not held accountable by the president or by Congress.

 

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

 

The number of government agencies and bureaucracies has increased greatly under the current administration.  These represent repetition of purpose, burdensome regulations, and wasted tax dollars.

 

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature. 

 

We have intervened in the affairs of other countries militarily, when our nation was not at risk or in danger, resulting in great loss of life, limb, and substance.

 

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to the civil power.

 

The Constitution gives only Congress the power to declare war.  However, the president orders our troops into combat here or there, with or without Congress’ consent.

 

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

 

European law and Sharia law have been referenced by U. S. courts for reaching verdicts.  Treaties such as the North American Free Trade Agreement have subverted our Constitution.

 

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

 

While our military is being reduced and dismantled, the Department of Homeland Security is stockpiling huge amounts of ammunition, and has thousands of armed agents in place among us.

 

 For protecting them, by a mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

 

The mock trial known as Roe v. Wade has protected the federal government and others from being held accountable for the torture and murder of millions of babies.  It has paved the way for tax money to fund this macabre mayhem and has given aid to those committing these hideous crimes.

 

 For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

 

Federal taxes, regulations, and policies have created disincentives for manufacturing in the U.S.  This has led to excessive unemployment and lopsided trade.

 

For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

 

Through unlawful executive orders such as amnesty for illegal aliens, and unconstitutional legislation, such as the Affordable Care Act, an increased tax burden has been laid upon us without our consent.

 

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

 

Unborn and often newborn babies suffer cruel and unusual capital punishment, without trial by jury, without facing their accusers, or even being accused of a crime.

 

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

 

Instead of being tried overseas, our courts apply foreign laws to cases within our borders, regardless of our constitutional protections.

 

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these colonies:

 

The set system of laws that had served England and the colonies were being disregarded and replaced by tyranny.  Our Constitution is being disregarded by the three branches of our government.  Judges make arbitrary rulings as we are being set up for tyranny, which is ever encroaching.

 

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

 

Our fundamental law, the Constitution, has had parts of its meaning distorted or disregarded.  The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution have been unlawfully usurped by treaties and agreements.

 

For suspending our own legislature, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. 

 

The president has legislated through executive order.  Laws have passed during the absence of much of Congress in a stealthy manner.  Our courts have become legislative bodies.

 

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

 

The president has gone to foreign countries to speak against our country, apologizing to our enemies.  His words and his actions are acts of war against us.

 

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

 

Our seas have been plundered by government confiscation of our oilfields.  Our country has been ravaged from coast to coast through harmful government policies that ruin our schools, our cities, and the lives of our people.

 

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

 

Our borders are left open for our enemies and those who would live as parasites on American taxpayers, to complete the work of destruction that our own government has begun and that was accelerated on September 11, 2001.  Our enemies kill and maim indiscriminately, and our government aids and abets them in an effort to complete the work of death, desolation, and tyranny.

 

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

 

Our military personnel are basically held captive after their enlistment, and being intertwined into their training is the conditioning to attack their fellow citizens.

 

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

 

We see the policies of our government causing racial tension, demonstrations by illegal aliens, and the indiscriminate killing by Muslim terrorists, anti-Christian extremists, and others motivated by these insane policies.

 

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms.  Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury: A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

 

We have also petitioned our three branches of government for redress, to little avail.  Our republic has turned into a tyrannical government much like the one from which the founders and our ancestors gained independence.  The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, so painstakingly drafted, have become sources referenced by the federal government only when misconstrued to serve the purposes of tyranny.

 

Our grievances go beyond those of the colonists to include gross immorality that is promoted by the federal government, and with all the entitlement programs of the federal government, the land of the free has become the land of the freebies. Just as surely as we were being assaulted with bombs and bullets by the British in 1776, we are now being assaulted with policies and programs by the president and his people.

 

Ours is not a call to revolt but a call to recover.  Our heritage has been allowed to be stolen, and now we want it back.  With voter fraud and few righteous candidates for government office, recovery is difficult.  Will we keep following the breadcrumbs of government promises into the trap that is ready to fall, or will we be disciplined enough to say no to the insane policies that are ruining America, and work to regain what has been lost?  We the people are America and those elected to offices of government work for us.  If they don’t do the job, we must terminate their employment and prosecute when necessary.  Every American citizen is called to be vigilant.  We must be aware of the activities of those making decisions for us and spending our money.  We have to take what action we can to preserve liberty for us, our children, grandchildren, and the world.  Freedom is worth fighting for!

 

A New Inscription for the Statue of Liberty

The inscription on the Statue of Liberty reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me.  I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”  Perhaps it should now read, “Ignore our laws and our way of life, flood our country with those who refuse to assimilate into our culture, those who steal, kill, and destroy our nation.   Join with the president, those in Washington and across the country who disdain freedom, that want to make people equally poor, and whose goal is to destroy the Christian foundations that freedom, prosperity, justice, and security are based upon.”

Barack Hussein Obama was honest in claiming that his administration would be transparent.  With his name, words, and deeds it is clear what he stands for and what his goals are.  These are not just his aims, but much of Congress, the Supreme Court, and others share his ambition of transforming the United States and the world into a communistic system of elites and peons wherein there will be no private property, freedom, or God given rights.

One of the latest slithers in their assault on America is bringing Syrian refugees into the country with no way to know if there are terrorists among them.  Overwhelming the states with people who for the most part have no intention of renouncing their false religion or assimilating into the American culture is an important part of their scheme.  True to their method of operation, our enemies in Washington created a crisis to further their cause of fundamentally changing America.  Obama, those following his unlawful orders, and those pulling his strings connived to create a power vacuum in the middle-east that allowed the advancement of the heathens that call themselves the Islamic State and produced the refugees.

May we seek The Father in what we should do individually to help avert the loss of the freedom He gave us.  Perhaps freedom, security, peace, and prosperity was only for a season, but let us do all we can so that we can know that we tried.  God relented from destroying Nineveh when they repented (Jonah 3).  Jesus said in Luke 21: 36, “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”  Prepare now for what God may allow to come our way.

May God be merciful as our nation repents of killing babies, sexual deviancy, complacency, idolatry, and all other sin; and as we believe in the gospel.  Only He can untangle the knot our sin has put us in.

For common sense views on immigration, go to:  http://www.afa.net/the-stand/immigration/

Planned Parenthood Atrocities

Planned Parenthood’s name should be changed to Prevent Parenthood, and it should stop being touted as a health care provider. As recent videos from the Center for Medical Progress reveal, Planned Parenthood “doctors” not only brutally tear babies to pieces, they then sell the parts of the babies for profit. One video shows Planned Parenthood staff poking through a pie plate full of arms, eyes, lungs, and the rest of who should have been held close in a pink or blue blanket. The image that comes to mind instead is that of a horror movie involving mad scientists.

How have so many in our nation become so desensitized to the torturing and mangling of babies, even to the point of parting them out as if they are no more than an old car or a side of beef? Over half a billion dollars of our money is forced from us and handed to these butchers.

If so many in our nation have become capable of such savagery, condoning or turning a blind eye to it, what will be next in our path of “progress”? With government approved murder of those who are completely dependent on others for their every need, it is no wonder why there is a steady stream of senseless shootings and other such killings.

Even in light of the video evidence proving Planned Parenthood’s horrific practices, the U. S. Senate still refuses to vote to stop our tax dollars from funding Planned Parenthood’s houses of horror. The president and others who absorb our wages still hold this monstrous organization in esteem.

We have become a nation of pagans preserved only by the salt of those who obey the God that we are one nation under. To be effective, that salt cannot stay in the shaker.

For Center for Medical Progress videos, go to:

footage/http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/cmp/investigative-footage/

Justice for Judges

The U. S. Supreme Court has followed the president’s lead in disregarding laws, including the issue of marriage. President Obama and the judges that share his delusional views have decreed that marriage is no longer what it has been since Adam and Eve.

Marriage always has been and always will be the union of one man and one woman for life. God ordained it so in Genesis 2:24 where He said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Regardless of how man may try to alter this institution, a rational person knows this is true. However, since the White House has been disgraced by its current occupant and so many do his bidding, we no longer live in a rational country. It is imperative that we as a nation demand a return to truth because those running the country refuse truth and embrace lies.

If certain individuals choose to be involved in inappropriate behavior, then that is their choice, but to try to justify it and demand that others accept it as appropriate is foolish. To equate marriage with any arrangement besides one man and one woman is preposterous. In order for a society to function, especially one of self-government such as ours, then its people must be self-governed. This means doing what one should and restraining oneself from doing what ought not to be done.

There is no push for the right to steal others’ property (except through taxes or other such confiscation). There is no claim yet that adultery should be acceptable, or rape, or murder (except through abortion). Those who steal, murder, rape, or commit adultery are held in dishonor. Right is right and wrong is wrong no matter how much we may deny it. So, how can the deviant behavior of homosexuality rise to the status of the honored institution of marriage?

The “reign” of the president and judges who have overreached and overturned marriage laws needs to be abruptly ended. The way it is done is through impeachment by the House of Representatives (Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution), followed by prosecution by the Senate and punishment (Article 1, Section 3). The Constitution states in Article 3, Section 1, that these judges “shall hold their offices during good behavior.” If ignoring law, decency, and good sense is good behavior, then may they remain in office and continue receiving generous salaries taken out of the tax-payers’ income. If this is not good behavior, then why are their decisions taken seriously, and why are the president’s executive orders and unlawful actions tolerated? Why are they still allowed by our Congressmen to pretend to be honorable public officials when they are no more than fools and villains?

For more on government oppression go to:

http://www.afa.net/who-is-afa/press-releases/2015/06-june/fine-gag-order-won-t-deter-christian-bakers/

https://www.afa.net/action-alerts/judge-threatens-to-take-christian-grandmothers-business-home-and-savings/

http://www.afa.net/who-is-afa/press-releases/2015/01-january/atlanta-fire-chief-fired-for-his-faith/

http://www.afa.net/the-stand/homosexuality/2015/pastor-threatened-with-jail/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-wont-review-new-mexico-gay-commitment-ceremony-photo-case/2014/04/07/f9246cb2-bc3a-11e3-9a05-c739f29ccb08_story.html

 

Islam and Progressivism- The Death Connection

There is common ground that explains why the supposed defenders of the female, the presumed rescuers of the downtrodden, and the promoters of perversion steer clear of rebuking those who degrade women, convert humanitarian aid to military use, and execute homosexuals. Progressivism and Islam seem to have nothing in common, but they have one important connection that keeps those on the political left from decrying Islam, and that connection is death.

Progressives appear to promote the improvement of the human condition. Their method of operation is through expanded government control of peoples’ lives and money. They hold to whatever “truth” suits them at the time, while spurning absolute truth. They believe the lie that more money and more government will cure the ills of the world. To Progressives, truth is the source of the world’s problems and contrary to their ideology. They ignore the obvious, such as that through self-government, capitalism, and most importantly, faith in the Creator, America became the wealthiest, freest, most generous, and perhaps most protected nation on earth. Instead of keeping with these principles that have attracted millions to this country, Progressives are bent on destroying these principles and the nation built upon them. Many among the Republican Party leadership can be counted among them.

Just as truth represents life, lies represent death. The lies of Progressivism lead to the death of marriage and family, the death of infants, the death of those deemed unworthy of life, the death of freedom, and the death of America. Their fear of truth provokes them to quash opposition, just as the lies of Islam incite the cowardly behavior of men hiding their faces and themselves behind women and children; and to kill anyone whose life can be taken to promote their demented doctrine.

Islam and Progressivism both promote the death of America by “fundamentally changing America”. There is a choice. Accept truth and life. Then if God allows, return to an America of freedom, prosperity, and protection; or choose a dogma of deceit and suffer the consequences of lies, which is subjugation, ruin, and death.