I love this video because Rep. Mike Kelly grills the outgoing IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. It shows the fact that the IRS has overreaching power and is virtually held unaccountable for their actions. As Rep. Kelly points out, the IRS Commissioner admitted the IRS is run in a shoddy manner, but when the IRS comes knocking on our doors, we don’t get to use that excuse. (Click on the link, for some reason, I’m having trouble embedding the video clip.)
Just a few things going on that I’m able to comment on, and not able to pass up…
What Makes You Think the “Democratic Party” Has Changed? – Great piece by a woman that identifies herself as FDF NY (Ayesha Kreutz?) on how what I’m calling the party of death, the Democratic Party, hasn’t changed much since its inception and identification with the KKK. She writes:
I look around see these inner cities that are devastated by broken families, abortion, poor education (which borders criminal), high incarceration rates, illiteracy, drug infestation and general black genocide; and I see the power structure is mostly all democrats, in city after city and for 15 and 40 years and I have to ask you people what in the world makes you think the “Democrat Party”, which …was the party of the KKK, Segregation and now socialism has changed. I mean I hear you all say it and I hear a lot of these folks say a bunch of sweet and “well intentioned” things but when I look around and see the pain, devastation and brokeness, it seems like they are feeding you a line of bull… just the same old planned genocide and eugenics, they wanted all along only more cloaked, today, in fancy elitism and patronizing niceties. So again I ask, what in the world makes you think these people have changed from their past?
Over the past couple of weeks surrounding the debate over the Second Amendment, those of us on the right have put forth the reason that we have the Second Amendment in the Constitution: It was there so we could protect ourselves from the rise of a tyrant.
The left keep telling us Second Amendment is there so we can continue hunting. They act truly magnanimous in making these claims. But the Second Amendment was not given because the Founding Fathers loved hunting. It was given because they hated tyrants, specifically the tyrant they were living under in King George.
The Founding Fathers understood human nature for what it was. We are all fallen individuals with sin natures and any one of us, given the lack of restraint while in power, could rise to the level of a tyrant. This was the reason for putting the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights. The Founding Fathers wanted us to be able to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government. Tyrants arise when there is no restraint. The Second Amendment is part of that restraint.
This truth about the Second Amendment also negates those who are arguing that the Founding Fathers had no idea about the fire-power weapons have in our current day and age. This is a moot point, since the Second Amendment was given to protect us from the fallen, human heart in power. The power of the weapon is moot since it is the heart behind the weapon that makes it dangerous. Therefore if the government has rocket launchers, so too should the people, so that they can protect themselves from their leaders.
Another problem we have coming from the left is that our country and nation has been teaching the “inherent goodness” of humanity for so long that to suggest that someone as benevolent as Barack Hussein Obama could become a tyrant is just outside the pale of normal collective thought. How could such a nice man do something so wicked and evil like suppressing his own people?
He could do so because he already is doing so. Just his position and strong support of a woman’s ability to have her unborn child killed shows he already has the heart of a tyrant. The real reason for abortion, 99 percent of the time, is a matter of convenience on part of the woman who is pregnant. Obama supports this position and even goes further in his statements than the law allows, arguing for the right to kill a child of a botched abortion. His statements and positions on abortion show us his heart and show us that he is not beyond suppressing one class of people for the rights of another class of people.
By the way, a right is not a right if it means removing the rights of another person in order for that right to exist. Obama is more than willing to ignore the rights of the unborn for the convenience of the mother, and have tax payers pay for this convenience. I don’t know his personal reasons for taking this position, but I do know that it does show the heart of a tyrant. Any man or woman in power willing to wipe out a portion of society for the benefits of another part of society shows that they have tyrants hearts.
Therefore when we bring up the possibility that Obama could become a tyrant, we need not go far for evidence. He has already proven himself to be a tyrant in the sense that he will suppress a class of people simply for convenience sake.
This is why we need the Second Amendment in tact. It’s not there to protect our right to hunt or to shoot targets. It is there to protect our freedoms from such men as the president. If we allow this freedom to be removed, it will only embolden the tyrant that is within the president right now. The only thing keeping him from seizing the controls of this country more so is the possibility of retribution from the masses. He needs that warning and needs the reminder. He is there to serve the people, not the other way around.
One last point, the tyrant within doesn’t exist just because he is a Democrat. It exists in all of us and we need the restraints that are placed in society to keep tyrants from ruling all of us. This is why we are to pray for the president, not only that he makes wise decisions according to God’s wisdom, but also so that the Holy Spirit will restrain him in his sinfulness. We would need to pray the same thing if a Republican was in office. There are tyrants in all of us and we all need restraint.
There has been so much in the news lately that deserves comment, my response to it all is to do something else. Let’s face it, we live in overwhelming times and I have to remind myself daily that even in these times, our LORD is stil sovereign over the lives of individuals as well as events in our world. I’m grateful that the Triune God is truly God, ruling over the events and lives of men, and we are not left to ourselves.
But given that, here are a few events that really caught my attention.
Al Mohler Reports on a New Moral McCarthyism that has led to a Christian pastor being disinvited from Obama’s second inauguration. The pastor’s crime? He preached against homosexuality some 20 years ago. Mohler reports that the sermon itself was full of grace and truth, noting that Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio called for all sinners to repent and trust in Jesus, not just homosexuals. But alas, this is too much for those on the left. They must push forward for more “inclusion and acceptance” by running off people who actually are Christians and believe the Bible.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee and the White House have now declared historic, biblical Christianity to be out of bounds, casting it off the inaugural program as an embarrassment. By its newly articulated standard, any preacher who holds to the faith of the church for the last 2,000 years is persona non grata. By this standard, no Roman Catholic prelate or priest can participate in the ceremony. No Evangelical who holds to biblical orthodoxy is welcome. The vast majority of Christians around the world have been disinvited. Mormons, and the rabbis of Orthodox Judaism are out. Any Muslim imam who could walk freely in Cairo would be denied a place on the inaugural program. Billy Graham, who participated in at least ten presidential inaugurations is welcome no more. Rick Warren, who incited a similar controversy when he prayed at President Obama’s first inauguration, is way out of bounds. In the span of just four years, the rules are fully changed.
I found the same attitude on Facebook back during the Chick Fil-A incident in the summer. There were those who were saying that anyone who held to historic Christian values regarding homosexuality were members of hate groups. If the common man really feels that way, we Christians are truly out of bounds to what is normal in our world. Thanks be to the God of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. He warned us that men would persecute us for His names sake. I was hoping though that persecution wouldn’t arrive so soon.
There are some great lessons here. No matter how hard you try to please the world, it won’t work. Of course many of them hate the message. They are spiritually dead and will always hate it. If they aren’t properly offended then you delivered the message wrong. But you honor God by speaking the truth in love.
Randy writes concerning Giglio’s sermon:
If this message is “hate speech,” as it is called in some by some responders, then the Bible is hate speech, and no one can preach the whole Bible without being guilty of hate speech. Some people believe that and are honest enough to say it.
Journal News Proves Themselves Cowards — For those of you following the gun debate since the Sandyhook massacre, you know that that Journal News, which covers a couple of counties in New York, published the names and addresses of homeowners that has legally purchased guns with permits. (This is one reason why we should be opposed to permits. That is not a part of the Second Amendment).
Apparently in the aftermath, the people of the Journal News refuse to talk about and have hired people with guns to protect them. Wow! They went from being anti-gun to pro-guns in just a few weeks. More hypocrisy?
But I truly liked what Judge Jeanine Pirro on Foxnews truly had the the best response. She sent her producers to interview these people. They wouldn’t responds and Judge Pirro really rakes them over the coals afterwards. I do appreciate her passion, and please note that Judge Pirro was on the list.
Also, Rush Limbaugh pointed out that some bloggers published the names and addresses of the employees of the Journal News. They didn’t like it one bit. Journalists hate journalism being done on them.
Man Save Mouse, Hawk Eats Mouse — Here is a funny video clip of a man going to the trouble of releasing a mouse into the wild, only to have it eaten by a hawk. I guess you could say nature takes its course. Reminds me of nature’s lesson for poor Andy last week with his fish tank and Black Tamales (Mollies).
That video should give you a good laugh for the day. At least I hope it does.
The Bishop E.W. Jackson speaks out against the Democratic Party, saying that it is antithetical to those of us who are Christians. I’ve been saying it for years, how can the party that cherishes killing the unborn have anything to do with the Light of the World? How can the party that recognize two men in an unholy relationship have anything to do with the ONE who said it was an abomination to Him? How can the party the cherishes every level of sinful and rebellious behavior have anything to do with the One who submitted Himself to the death of the cross out of humble obedience?
The Democratic Party and Christianity are incompatible with one another. Christians should leave the party and not vote for those who stand with them.
Here is the Bishop E.W. Jackson saying the same thing from his perspective as a black Christian. I truly am encouraged by his words. Even though he is speaking mainly to black Christians, he reminds us that we need to stand with God, not some political party or candidate. God is the One who will take care of us, not the fallen government. Speaking of which see the second video in which Dr. Barbara Beller points out just how ridiculous it is for us to think that Obamacare will take care anyone at all.
Another excellent presentation by Bill Whittle on how our government is removing our rights every so slowly, so we don’t notice. He points out that the Constitution DOES NOT GIVE us the rights found in the Constitution. We are born with those rights. What the Constitution does is limit the government from removing those rights we are born with and given by God. It seems the godless of our nation are OK with removing those rights.