Friday, July 3, 2015

Obergefell v. Hodges, a Much Bigger Issue

   "Have the fifty States been reduced to one United STATE run by five supreme despots? Popular culture describes America as a democracy. Scholars clarify it is a constitutional republic. But actually, America is neither. It is being run as a despotism".

Thomas Jefferson warned in a letter to William Jarvis, September 28, 1820: "You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the DESPOTISM of an oligarchy." Jefferson added: "Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so . . . and their power (is) the more dangerous, as they are in office for life and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control.

The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with corruptions of time and party, its members would become DESPOTS."

Jefferson wrote to Abigail Adams, September 11, 1804: "Nothing in the Constitution has given them (judges) a right to decide for the Executive, more than to the Executive to decide for them...

But the opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional, and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action, but for the legislature and executive also, in their spheres, would make the judiciary a DESPOTIC branch."

Justice Samuel Alito stated: "Today's decision usurps the constitutional right of the people to decide whether to keep or alter the traditional understanding of marriage... All Americans, whatever their thinking on that issue, should worry about what the majority's claim of power portends." (Emphasis Blogger's)

Justice Antonin Scalia stated: "I write separately to call attention to this Court's threat to American democracy... Today's decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court...

This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the people of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776—the freedom to govern themselves...." (Emphasis Blogger's)

If it were joined to executive power, the judge could have the force of an oppressor. All would be lost if the same . . . body of principal men . . . exercised these three powers."

Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America, 1835, warned: "The President, who exercises a limited power, may err without causing great mischief in the State. Congress may decide amiss without destroying the Union, because the electoral body in which Congress originates may cause it to retract its decision by changing its members.

But if the Supreme Court is ever composed of imprudent men or bad citizens, the Union may be plunged into anarchy or civil war." excerpted from The United STATE—Is America ruled by supreme "despots"? Jefferson warned of "judiciary a DESPOTIC branch." By Bill Federer

Monday, June 29, 2015

Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles

In the June 26 Time Magazine, the writer  Rod Dreher declares:  "It is hard to overstate the significance of the Obergefell decision — and the seriousness of the challenges it presents to orthodox Christians and other social conservatives." Even Justice Roberts explicitly warned religious traditionalists that this decision leaves them vulnerable. Justice Alito warns "Obergefell will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy," and will be used to oppress the faithful "by those who are determined to stamp out every vestige of dissent."

Christians must understand that things are going to get much more difficult. We are going to have to learn how to live as exiles in a post-Christian America. The writer lays out compelling arguments to support his claim. They convince me and he is worth reading.

He ends with what he calls the Benedict Option. That was when the world around them became so secularized, young Christians built monasteries and retreated to regroup. "The future for Christians will be within the Benedict Option, the monk said, or it won’t be at all."

My Kudos to Happily Married


Happily Married, it is now time for me to give you my kudos. I want to thank you for two contributions. First, with your resolute and reasoned arguments, you helped me to intellectually prepare myself for the final decision. You were right. It was a civil rights issue. Civil rights is something I have fought for all my life. In this case, it took your willingness not to give up that finally was able to penetrate.

The second kudo is that you strengthened my determination to keep blogging. People were always saying: "What difference does it make? No one ever changes their mind. You are wasting your time" Well I was changed and one success case is enough to keep me going.

Again, thanks.

Blogger

Friday, June 26, 2015

The SCOTUS Decision

I insulated myself against today’s SCOTUS ruling when I wrote earlier  that the church had stopped making the main thing the main thing. I wrote that Jesus instructed His disciples to demonstrate the Sovereignty of God by rescuing us by casting out the rebel spirits which He had  thrown out of Heaven. None of you showed the least interest in what I wrote. Instead you continued to perseverate over homosexuality. So, I gave up on all of you.

Because what I wrote had no effect, I will foolishly try again.  I have always said if you want to understand what the people who were with Jesus heard, you watch what they did. They cast out unclean spirits and they healed the sick. They did not set up charities for people outside their fellowship and they only moralized to their own people--and there was little of that.  Today, the only thing the church is mostly identified with are works of charity and moralizing–neither of which the early church did.

As a result, people are beginning to say to the modern church "butt out of my life". And now the Pope is over in the global warming business.

Censoring

According to the Blogger counter, they say we have posted 52859 comments.  You guys must be writing comments in your head and just thinking you commented.  Think what my life will be like when they legalize Marijuana.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

VENT PAGE NUMBER 102

 NUMBER 102 is made up of the vibrations and qualities of number 1, number 0 and number 2. Number 1 promotes changes, new beginnings and ventures, ambition and tenacity. Number 0 suggests that you listen to your intuition and higher-self as this is where you will find your answers. Number 2 resonates with the energies of faith and your Divine life purpose and soul mission.

Vent pages are handy for posting of off-topic posts, rants, raves, rages, etc, which might not be appropriate on other threads where adults are having serious discussions. Childish rant? Need to call another poster a name? Just feel like spouting off? Or even if you have something to say and there doesn't seem to be any other logical place to say it....THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU! AND NOW WE OFFER A SPECIAL LOW PRICE, NO FRILLS  VENT PAGE!
 

RIP

guy faulkes wrote:

"The blog is not dead, but it is sick. We need some new threads and we need to refuse to be sidetracked into the gay marriage non issue in every one of them."

Guy, don’t know about the blog being sick but I know for sure I am. I am slowly recovering from major surgery. And, I hurt. Perhaps you can help me out by posting something important. Meanwhile, as you can imagine, I don’t know, nor care, about anything else other than my physical pain right now. So, because new guy abandoned us, you guys will just have to carry on until I am well enough to care about anything. I don’t even care that JR is lying about me being a serial blogger (I am not).

HM suggested "We can talk about the Confederate Flag." O.K. HM, go for it.

Blogger

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Obama Says It's So

 
Three things he wants you to know:
  "One of my core principles is that I will never engage in a politics in which I’m trying to divide people" . . ." Obama
 
"People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley above Russia, and today once again, the Untied States is the most respected country on earth."Obama

"You know, I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office," Obama

Hillary Slipping

                                                      Newsmax
Clinton's lead has  slimmed or disappeared altogether in match-ups against top Republican contenders. Clinton has 48 percent compared to 47 percent for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Clinton has 49 percent compared to 46 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Clinton has 49 percent compared to 46 percent for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
Compare to earlier poll

 

 


Obama Says He Does Not Engage in Racial Politics

Something you all will be glad to learn:

President Obama explained to a group of young Asian leaders today that it was important not to betray one’s principles while being a leader.

He pointed out that one of his core principles is to “treat everyone fairly” regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

“One of my core principles is that I will never engage in a politics in which I’m trying to divide people or make them less than me because they look different or have a different religion,” Obama said. “That’s a core principle, that’s not something I would violate.”

Obama admitted that it was important to stay true to one’s principles, allowing people to sense their “integrity.” Source: Brietbart Scroll Down to Comments

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Three Reasons The Future is Conservative

 

There is an excellent article in the May edition of Capitol Connection called Three Reasons the Future is Conservative. Following is an outline of the article:

1. "Conservatism equips us to cope with rapid change." Rapid change is coming at us so fast that central planners cannot possibly get their minds around all of it. Their plans become obsolete even before they can get them written down. Conservatives have long held, individuals making their own plans can adapt much more nimbler and much more effectively to rapid change.

2. "Conservatism equips us to cope with the day governments go broke." We are nearing the moment when Big Brother’s largess hits its limit. All those who have become dependent upon it will not be prepared when the rug has to be pulled. It then becomes obvious that conservative values of self-reliance and working with private groups in local communities will be the only way to go.

3. "Conservative ideas encourage people to run their own lives, and now they have more tools to do so." The knowledge now available to us as individuals is awesome. Individuals all over the world now have cell phones with access to information that only governments had in the past.

Monday, May 18, 2015

North Carolina Under Republicans


Gov. McCrory announced that NC Receives Another Top Business Award
 
NC Pays off Debt and forth in Forbes Top Business states (see bottom of  this link's page)

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