Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Socialist revolution

Nancy Pelosi recently brought up the idea of lowering the voting age to 16. That makes perfect sense—if you are a Democrat. Pelosi knows that the teachers’ unions are thoroughly Democrat. These Democrats instill Democrat Party values in their students and often actively promote Democrat candidates in their classroom. Giving the vote to 16 year-olds would be a huge victory for Democrats. It is all about political power.

The same is true of the immigration debate. Does anyone honestly think that Democrats would promote open borders if a survey showed that the majority of immigrants would vote Republican? Of course not. It is about Democrat power.

The same is true of the push for eliminating the Electoral College. That would concentrate all the political power in a few of our largest cities—which are Democrat strongholds. Democrats are willing to throw everyone else under the bus as long as they can win elections and regain political power.

The same is true of their talk of packing the Supreme Court with progressive justices who will promote Democrat’s new progressive-socialist agendas.

The same is true with the Democrat stance on religion. Their party platform calls for a re-definition of Freedom of Religion (If you don’t have enough support to amend the Constitution, you simply re-define it). They don’t believe in the free exercise of religion guaranteed by the Constitution. Instead, they want “Freedom of Worship” only (Hillary’s frequent reference to “Freedom of Worship” was no accident), and they want it confined to your home or church. They think conservative biblical values have no place in the public square—because it undermines their values, and they will not tolerate that. It is about political power.

Under the Obama administration Democrats tried to use the massive power of the IRS, the FBI and the Department of Justice to influence the election. But they still lost and are absolutely infuriated! They thought they had stolen the election fair and square. Now they will stop at nothing to force their progressive-socialist agenda down the throats of the American people. 

I’m not saying that Republicans are righteous or that politics is the solution to America’s problems—far from it! But socialists have pretty much taken over the Democrat Party and I don’t think it is too crazy or melodramatic to think that we are witnessing an attempted socialist takeover of America.

Take a good look at Venezuela. It is not impossible that we could be heading down that road in only one election.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Electoral College

I understand that more and more prominent Democrats, like Elizabeth Warren for example, are calling for the elimination of the Electoral College, making presidential elections depend entirely on the popular vote. Sounds good doesn’t it? Of course in real life that means:

1) that the outcome of our presidential elections will be entirely determined by a handful of big cities

2) that the residents of small population states like North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, etc., whose concerns are MUCH different than those of urban areas, will have no significant say in presidential elections

3) that presidential candidates will be able to focus their campaigns entirely on the largest cities and could totally ignore the rest of the country

4) that presidents will be elected by people who do not know and could not care less about the concerns of people in rural areas or low population states. For example, urban residents can call 911 and have police at their doorstep in minutes. Many have no clue what it’s like to live in rural areas where the nearest law enforcement may be a half-hour or more away. These urban residents will elect presidents who support their gun policies.

Urban residents have access to bus, taxi, and commuter train service and have no clue how important cars, trucks and farm vehicles are to rural residents. These urban residents will support national highway policies, gas taxes and auto taxes that would be detrimental (to say the least) to rural life.
Most urban residents don’t have a clue about farms. For example, they don’t understand the importance of water and dams to many western farmers, and many urban residents seem more concerned about the impact of cow flatulence on global warming, and the importance of treating animals like people than they are about where their meat ultimately comes from—and they wouldn’t care until their policies put so many farmers out of business that it affected big city grocery stores. By then it would be too late.

This doesn’t even scratch the surface of differences between life in major urban areas and life in rural areas or low population states. But people in a few of our largest cities would elect presidents who would promise the world to the cities and could afford to completely ignore everyone else. Of course those living in rural areas and small population states would have to help pay for these future campaign promise to the cities!

Welcome to life without the Electoral College—where people living in 1% of the land would control the fate of everyone living in the 99%. But, it would be good for Democrats. And that is the whole point.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Nigeria and the New Zealand shooting

I must admit, it infuriates me!

Since February, “As many as 280 people were killed inChristian communities” by militant Muslims in Nigeria. In fact, over 1,800 Christians were murdered in Nigeria in 2018 and more than 5,000 have been slaughtered since 2015. Some are calling it genocide. According to the Christian Post, “there is a deliberate deception taking place that seeks to portray Fulani attackers simply as ‘herdsman,’ and the conflict as strictly a clash between farmers cattle herders. The truth is…that radical Islamists have taken over the Fulani, spreading jihad by deliberately slaughtering Christians andburning their churches.”

So 49 Muslims are tragically murdered in New Zealand and the story makes international news for days. Thousands of Christians are being slaughtered by radical Islamists in Nigeria and there is barely a peep by the news media. Why is that?

Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Nigeria as well as the friends and families of the New Zealand shooting victims.

Friday, March 15, 2019

New Zealand shooting

It hasn’t even been 24 hours since the New Zealand shooting when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked the NRA (and Christians) saying, “What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe? (Note to AOC: Mosques don’t have pews).

I really hesitated to post this but since AOC thought it expedient to score political points on this tragedy, I feel compelled to respond. First, New Zealand has more stringent gun laws than the U.S. but that didn’t stop the shooting.

Second, this shooting demonstrates that stringent gun laws do not keep people from obtaining guns any more than drug laws keep people from obtaining drugs.

Third, someone so evil they would open fire on a crowd of innocent people is certainly not going to be concerned about gun laws anyway.

Finally, as I understand it, the only reason there wasn’t even more carnage is because one of the congregants used his own gun to chase the gunman away. Of course none of this matters to AOC or other anti-gun lobbyists. They just want an excuse to take away your guns.

Please pray for the family and friends of the victims of this atrocity.