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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Rigged?




This ante meridiem, the nation wakes to such headlines as: “You Broke My Heart” documenting those who so stridently felt the “Bern” expressing their feeling burned by Senator Bernie Sanders’ tacit endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s run for President. Mr. Sanders states: “Hillary Clinton understands that we must fix an economy in America that is rigged and that sends almost all new wealth and income to the top one percent.”

All “New wealth and income?” who is creating the wealth and income Mr. Sanders? Is it the people you say you represent? On their own, the workers simply work, they don’t create wealth, and they benefit from the wealth created by the fertile minds savvy enough to risk what they have to bring about their ideas. The workers, through the fair and freely entered exchange of their energy for wages get what they earn.

No one is trapped in such an arrangement in America. Any person is free to pursue his own ideas, or to make herself more marketable by acquiring new skills, facilitating higher wages. There is nothing in the rigging of our economy beyond the ropes and pulleys everyone has access to and necessary for use in raising one’s self in our society.

If anything was rigged, it was this election cycle, on the left and right! Bernie Sanders? Really? As much as the collective brainpower and common sense of the American youth has atrophied, there still aren’t enough dummies to think America would elect a socialist, democratic or otherwise to run the most powerful economy in human history.

If you think the democrat “Primaries,” has been anything other than an anointing ceremony for Mrs. Clinton… I don’t have the words to express your naïveté, or just plain pig-ignorance. Sanders was handpicked by the powers that be to run against Hillary so there would be no serious competition for her to overcome.

The fact so many people seemed oblivious to the contemporary nations suffering under the yoke of socialism and the loathsome history of the terribly destructive ideology would actually support Sanders was an unforeseen wrinkle. Consider modern day socialism notably contributing to the influx of Latin American refugees fleeing nations operating under the very ideas Sanders and to a slightly lesser extent Clinton champion as they pour unabated across our boarders.

No one with a brain ever conceived Bernie Sanders being a serious candidate for President in a nation, which spent the better portion of the twentieth century, fighting tooth and nail against socialism/communism. You Bernie supporters are not just woefully ignorant you were jobbed! How else to explain a democrat field so inexplicably unpolluted by democrat candidates? That my friends, is rigging.

Lest you think this critique too partisan, the rigging by no means stopped in ships sailed solely by leftists—the same builders strung the lines on the right’s political vessels this cycle. Donald Trump is no less a joke in opposition to Hillary Clinton. He too in my humble opinion was meant to make the way easier for the Clinton’s to be paid off for their globalist work.

No person was more tailor-made to distract and blunt the required contrast in policy needed to vanquish the left this cycle. Trump was the perfect shill designed to play to the most base thinking ruling the ignorant portion of the right wing. Trump’s shrill caterwauling, lying and indifference to decency was just the thing to make enough noise to drown out the real issues, policies and solutions offered by true conservatives.

Coupled with the never ending news coverage train wrecks, metaphorically speaking of course inevitably garner and the constant chorus of "Real conservatives can’t win"—we end up with the one democrat in the republican field winning the republican primary. Trump was the one man perfect for Hillary to walk all over in her march towards the White House. That my friend’s is rigging.

One can’t help but notice the two candidates left and right, recruited by whomever, for who knows what rewards to make it easy for the Clinton’s, are both enamored with speciously using the word “Rigged throughout their demagogic rants.” Mostly to describe systems they either don’t understand, or have actually worked quite well since our nation’s inception.

The easily manipulated, left and right are blind to the common handwriting marking a singular author, or group for both the Sanders and Trump campaigns—Both sides assure you they will protect the Supreme Court with the sort of judges who will do the sort of things both groups of lemmings want to hear. The ending of the story was inevitable, more of the same, in ever increasing portions as we as a nation are herded.  Rigged?

Ephesians 5:
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil

Digital Publius

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Liberty Ain't Free!



A year ago today I posted on Facebook: "If the state you live in maintains your right to self defense and you are considering a CPL (Concealed Pistol License), allow me to encourage you to do so! That class ain't gonna take itself! Remember, it's not about fear, it's about preparation and personal responsibility. Protect yourself and the ones you love!"

On the day after we celebrate our nation's liberation from the tyranny of unjust rulers, I reflect on the turmoil being spread across the globe by various dark forces and I thank God for the wisdom of our founders. Where the United States of America is not untouched by the havoc wreaked by chaotic forces and Islam run amok, we do maintain our freedom to be armed for personal protection.

Sadly, many, blinded by relative security in their personal lives, do not see the wisdom, the reasons we should guard the "Unalienable" right to bear arms jealously. With every act of chaos, without regard to motivation, they call for less access to firearms, not for the criminals who disregard laws, but rather the law abiding.


Many are comfortable with abdicating personal responsibility when it comes to the security of themselves and their loved ones, I am not. Unfortunately this comfort level by some is driven by propaganda and a poor understanding of the very concept of the words, "Shall not be infringed."

The 2nd Amendment was not added to our Constitution to secure your ability to hunt, (hunting was a forgone conclusion) or for the sole purpose of raising militias, or limited to the types of arms available at that time, as if the framers could not imagine greater weapons invented in the future, (It ain't muskets v AR15s). The 2nd Amendment does not grant the right to bear arms, it affirms the right of protection, of self preservation granted by Almighty God! It is natural law!

A cursory glance at history grants access to those given to reason, example after example of tyrannical power riding on the backs of legislation aimed at disarming the people marked for victimization. Tyranny whether exercised by a political potentate, or maniac empowered by the knowledge of a freehand in so-called gun free zones, is only stopped when it meets an armed countervailing force.

"Then said he unto them, But now, he that has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his bag: and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Luke 22:36


With that said, I offer a hunk of quotes preserved from the minds of the very Founders aforementioned, these quotes play hob with the notions peddled by the anti-gun rights advocates seeking to reinterpret the 2nd Amendment. Self defense is not only lawful, it is common sense.

"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined..."
- George Washington, First Annual Address, to both House of Congress, January 8, 1790


"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
- Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776


"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787


"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787


"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
- Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776


"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785

"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824


"On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823


"I enclose you a list of the killed, wounded, and captives of the enemy from the commencement of hostilities at Lexington in April, 1775, until November, 1777, since which there has been no event of any consequence ... I think that upon the whole it has been about one half the number lost by them, in some instances more, but in others less. This difference is ascribed to our superiority in taking aim when we fire; every soldier in our army having been intimate with his gun from his infancy."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Giovanni Fabbroni, June 8, 1778


“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759


"To disarm the people...[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them."
- George Mason, referencing advice given to the British Parliament by Pennsylvania governor Sir William Keith, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adooption of the Federal Constitution, June 14, 1788


"I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers."
- George Mason, Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 4, 1788


"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops."
- Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, October 10, 1787


"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of."
- James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788


"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country."
- James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789


"...the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone..."
- James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788


"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
- William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons, November 18, 1783


“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves…and include, according to the past and general usuage of the states, all men capable of bearing arms…  "To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."
- Richard Henry Lee, Federal Farmer No. 18, January 25, 1788


"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.... The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun."
- Patrick Henry, Speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 5, 1778


"This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty.... The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction."
- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1803


"The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like law, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. And while a single nation refuses to lay them down, it is proper that all should keep them up. Horrid mischief would ensue were one-half the world deprived of the use of them; for while avarice and ambition have a place in the heart of man, the weak will become a prey to the strong. The history of every age and nation establishes these truths, and facts need but little arguments when they prove themselves."
- Thomas Paine, "Thoughts on Defensive War" in Pennsylvania Magazine, July 1775


"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
- Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788


"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them."
- Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1833


"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty .... Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins."
- Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, I Annals of Congress 750, August 17, 1789


"For it is a truth, which the experience of ages has attested, that the people are always most in danger when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion."
- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25, December 21, 1787 


"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair."
- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28


"[I]f circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist."
- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28, January 10, 1788


"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms."
- Tench Coxe, Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789
Digital Publius

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rightwing Cognative Dissonance, the Trump Addition.




I will be brief.  Cognitive dissonance is not just an ailment on the left anymore; it is in full effect on the right this election year. We have endured cycle, after cycle of the establishment right continuously selling the same old saw, we need to back the  “Most conservative with a chance to win.” It’s why the electorate on the right habitually tosses aside the good candidates for the status quo candidates, Like McCain and Romney.

Neither of these fellows had plans, particularly when it comes to tax reform, on a scale large enough to actually improve things. Nor, by the way did either candidate actually win.

If you fix the tax system in America and install either a flat tax in the style advocated by Senator Cruz, or even better the FairTax—The false narrative of immigration as the most critical concern becomes irrelevant. Every candidate on the right wants secure borders, I repeat, all of them.

The important candidates did not harp on the issue, because it is prima facie—Trump latched on to that particular concern after reading Ann Coulter’s book “Adios, America!” and recognized it as the mindless red meat issue most likely to appeal to the low information voter on the right. Just as “Make America Great Again” is the pseudo rightwing version of the equally vacuous “Hope and Change” still beguiling Democrat voters, especially black ones, as they continue to wallow in the mess the Democrat party perpetuates wherever they are given sway.

Donald Trump has the weakest tax plan in the group followed closely by Marco Rubio—It will be business as usual if Trump were in fact able to stumble into the White House and the establishment left and right know it. If you get Tax reform right, who cares how many people immigrate to America? There will be more jobs than the nation will know what to do with. Trump and his followers are so filled with misguided rage they can’t see it.

That being said, the Trump supporter has forgotten the establishment’s best chance to win scenario—They are so apoplectic over the idea of a possible Hillary or Bernie presidency, they miss the fact Trump in almost none of the national polls defeats either of them.  Polls of course are only accurate to a Trump supporter if they show their guy throttling his opponents, so… They dismiss facts in favor of their own reality… just like democrat voters.

The leftist controlled media and Super PACS are straining in the slips in anticipation of unleashing an endless torrent of folks Trump has bilked out of their hard earned money, they shall become like household names soon enough in the general election. The democrat party plays to win, no gentlemen amongst them.

Now as to the right wing DC centric establishment, cognitive dissonance manifests thusly. The fellow who it seems has the best chance to bring down the Trump parade and incidentally defeats Hillary and Bernie regularly in the polls is Ted Cruz.

Yet the establishment hates Ted Cruz even more than they hate Trump the dealmaker—Why do they hate Cruz? He had the audacity to actually come to the District and busy himself with doing the things, or at least attempted to do the things he promised and was elected to fulfill. Ted Cruz makes the establishment look really, really bad—So they prefer the idea of backing the more conciliatory Rubio instead another dealmaker like Trump promises to be. Even though according to the polls, we actually have a true conservative in Ted Cruz meeting the mythical standard, (According to the polls that is) of “Best chance to win,” while actually exciting the grass roots thinking voter.

I look at the party I have chosen to align myself with and I see a group as mercurial as Donald Trump's ever shifting positions. I am reminded of an oft-repeated bit of Scripture: “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8 I dare say this petit divine wisdom applies no less to political parties.

Digital Publius

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Evangelical Monolith?



One of the oft repeated utterances amongst the television talking heads post the South Carolina Primary, left and right and then aped by their viewers is: "Cruz was counting on carrying the evangelical vote in South Carolina and Trump got more of them instead.”

When a Democrat pundit speaks this, or some variation of the statement, it reveals the one-dimensional thinking rife in those who lean left--it's programming really, it’s the reason they tend to support the Bernie and Hillary types.

Liberals believe in monoliths--because the left stacks people neatly into rigid piles so they can develop ways to pander specifically to each. The Black vote, the women's vote, the LGBT vote... Each gets it's scientifically designed, specifically tailored set of promises to deal with grievances created by their Hegelian masters.

The right leaning pundit speaking this way generally reveals a preference for Donald Trump—I find Eric Bolling and Sean Hannity, (both Catholic) or Mike Gallagher (Methodist, a more liberal Protestant group today) the less cerebral right leaning pundits, tend to always find a way to turn some idiotic thing issuing forth from the Donald’s mouth into an apologetic for him, all while insisting they are neutral.

The "Evangelical" vote is not a monolith any more than the other groups are.

You err in thinking Evangelical is synonymous with white conservative Republicans. Most of the Evangelicals I know personally are Black liberals who vote Democrat-- (Evangelical being primarily defined as a Bible believing Protestant who stands on the idea of spreading the good news of salvation through Christ Jesus.) This was the reason I started my Blog Digital Publius back in 2007, to challenge Christians voting for a man so obviously against the things of God as Barrack Obama was and so manifestly more obviously is today now he no longer has to pretend.

Black Evangelicals tend to put racial identity and materialism above the Word of God when it comes to politics—This is why they vote in such large numbers for the vilest of people, even when those liberal candidates stand against nearly every tenet taught in the Holy Bible. Black folks do this while living in areas decimated by the ideas of the liberals they put in leadership.

When you ask black Evangelicals why they don’t vote for Republicans, even when you point out the Republican believes as they do on so many issues like abortion, special rights for the LGBT community and so on, they either respond; The Republicans are racist, or don’t like the poor, or any of the other things the left through media and their agents on the ground perpetuate to keep them voting Democrat.

Racism to Democrats is not supporting things like Affirmative Action, though they never question why the left does not support School choice and vouchers. Standing against a perpetual welfare state and supporting the dignity of hard work is racist. Yet the Clintons create the most Draconian drug-sentencing laws in the 90s, creating the largest boom in black incarceration in history is not racist. The white Cocaine mogul gets light sentencing, while the street level dealer gets mandatory life…  All this of course aids in the break down of the black family, heck the family in general, whose health is the only true starting point to eradicate the need for welfare.

South Carolina is an open primary, if you don’t think Democrats of every stripe, including those who consider themselves just as evangelical as President Jimmy Carter are committed to forcing a candidate on the right most easily beaten by Mrs. Clinton, you are really quite naïve. Trump fits the bill. Of the top three Republicans, Trump is the only one not beating Hillary in any of the polls. Otherwise poll happy Trump and his supporters, like ignoring this fact. Monolithic, group thinking is how we got in the position we now find ourselves.

" Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure."  I Timothy 5:22

Every time President Obama, or Hillary Clinton shows up at a Black church, affecting a quasi-southern Negro dialect, (That’s the way they think all Black people talk apparently) or in front of a group of Pastors, followed up with a photo-op featuring said pastors laying hands on a candidate, while said candidate holds their beliefs in utter contempt inwardly, you are seeing the Evangelical vote.

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude 1:4

Digital Publius

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Real Face of Racism



 

Former NY Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, during a forum held at the Aspen Institute, takes time out of discussing drug legalization to make this statement:

95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, he said.

“These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” Bloomberg said. “They just don’t have any long-term focus or anything. It’s a joke to have a gun. It’s a joke to pull a trigger.”

At one point, the former mayor brought up New York City’s stop-and-frisk practices, which gained national attention in 2011. Bloomberg said that during his last year in office, a minister at a Baptist church in Harlem invited him to speak.

“While I’m sitting there waiting for him to introduce me, he said to his congregation, ‘You know, if every one of you stopped and frisked your kid before they went out at night, the mayor wouldn’t have to do it,’” Bloomberg said. “And so I knew I was going to be okay with that audience.”

He was okay because he was in a room already thoroughly indoctrinated with the kinds of poison the Democrats infest minority minds with. Liberal/Democrat party ideology and policies are at the very root of the minority male ennui Bloomberg here laments! I like the way
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A Clarke summed it up:

“You would have to absolutely loathe black people to want to keep them mired in generational poverty and ignorance, living in ghettos with high unemployment, with their kids shackled to failing K-12 urban school systems and crime-ridden neighborhoods just to secure a permanent voting majority and to hang onto political power.”

When asked what the U.S. can do to get people out of poverty. Bloomberg responded that conventional wisdom points to education, but education isn’t going to help uneducated adults.

Apparently Mr. Bloomberg has never heard of “Adult Education,” training programs, or just the idea of acquiring skills to make oneself more marketable on your own. Ironic when you consider he spoke about vocational education earlier in the same forum. When you promote ideas like personal responsibility, even in education, you may harm your constituency by raising them above their need for leftist help. Mustn't do that!

Racist White liberals like Michael Bloomberg and their indoctrinated, or equally evil black liberal minions in politics and media—Spare no opportunity to preach the minority communities inferiority. Teaching without fail minorities are incapable of competing with white folks like them without their masters in government’s help.

So these at risk youths internalize the message the system is rigged against them, even with a “Black” President and the massive amounts of wealth created by black folks in the freest nation in the history of the world. Liberals twist, change or flat out omit history and manipulate news stories in favor of propaganda in order to inflame minorities, keeping them in a perpetual state of perceived victim hood.

Liberals promote idleness every time they create new ways to reward the idle with entitlements unattached to the simple dignity of work. They do this while demonizing any philosophy suggesting personal responsibility or even culpability amongst the idle. Anyone promoting, as the Holy Bible teaches that charity begins at home, or If you are able-bodied and don’t work, you don’t eat, is summarily pilloried.

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 23:22

The poor and strangers had to come and gather the food for themselves, they had to work to eat—God did not instruct the land owners to put the food in baskets and distribute it—The dignity of the poor is maintained in this arrangement, it even provides the needy the opportunity to ask for permanent employment when thanking the landowner for following God’s instruction.

To the left, such an arrangement, asking the poor to offer some kind of work in return for governmental largesse is somehow hateful and anti-charity and anti aiding the poor, when largesse by it's very nature implies inferiority. After the inevitable deterioration of urban areas leads to crime and violence, instead of addressing the root—Leftists like Bloomberg and President Obama react by blaming guns, calling for their removal without regarding the same tools usefulness in self-defense for those who are truly victims.

Liberalism creates those 15-25 year old male minorities so given to violence and they are doing what idle young men of any variety have always done.

You want to put an end to urban hopelessness and violence? How about allowing school vouchers, so parents can get their kids out of failing school systems? Let them go to school with your family’s kids Mr. Bloomberg. After we remove ourselves from the teacher’s unions protecting all those worthless urban schools and properly educate our children—How about we unleash the free market?

Lets reform the horrific tax laws and ridiculous regulations designed by the left to choke businesses. Let the free market work, creating plentiful jobs and boundless innovation! Who cares how many immigrants want to come to our nation? If the jobs are flowing, we will need them.

Taking your gun away is the ultimate means of controlling you.

How about discontinuing the creation of narratives making law enforcement the villain when dealing with criminality? Let’s stop turning criminals into sympathetic characters—The Holy Bible rightly teaches  “…the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,”

Don’t strong arm store owners, or illegally sell loose cigarettes and you reduce your chances of running afoul of the law and being the “Victim” of brutality. When white cops start to walk up as a matter of course and start shooting black folks minding their own business—Ill be first in line with my gun strapped on, to shout Black Lives Matter!

Guns are not the problem, people like Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama and Michael Bloomberg are the problem! Idleness does not always result in urban brutality—When the white and wealthy are idle, they come up with ideas like socialism. We used to call them Parlor Pinks or Pinkos. Then stupid people of every kind buy into it.

Folks are only able to sit around dreaming so-called “Progressive” ideas after capitalism creates the wealth allowing for idleness. Socialism is fueled by capitalism, socialism has never created wealth, nor has it brought anyone out of poverty—Ever! It does the exact opposite--it crushes prosperity and eats at the soul.

Yet the left somehow believes what I call U.S. Style Socialism will work when socialism without regard to nomenclature has never worked anywhere. Tragically, so many of our mushy headed youth and a good number of mature Americans believe Democratic Socialism, as espoused by Bernie Sanders overtly and Hillary covertly is a viable economic idea. This is a testimony to the effectiveness of leftist propaganda and control. There are no greater racists and parlor pinks than Michael Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, they represent the soft racism of low expectations and pandering—Every time Clinton affects her quasi-southern, black dialect, at black churches or events, she is calling minorities stupid.

I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” – Lyndon Baines Johnson

Digital Publius



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

If...?




Hmmmm…
If the United States is so intrinsically evil, why do so many, from so many disparate lands flee to these shores for succor? People immigrate to the U.S. whether they are under duress, or simply in search of a dream; they come by land, sea and air—often at great risk, enduring unimaginable hardships they come.

If the policies of the United States of America around the world and specifically in Islamic nations are the root cause of the enmity felt towards us by Muslims, why do so many Muslims come to the shores of their oppressor? When they are forced from their homes by warfare most commonly between fellow Muslims, it would seem logical to flee to a more peaceful Islamic land.  Yet in huge numbers, they come to America.

If some Muslim immigrants truly blame the U.S. for the ills plaguing their native lands, is it possible some in their number seek vengeance? Is it possible some may be bent on harming us not just for perceived injustices, but driven by religious beleifs? If so, how do we react? Does our desire to be a nation of inclusion at all costs amount to a sort of suicide pact?

If the number of so-called “Radical Islamists” is so infinitesimal, how are they able to control such huge amounts of land? Most in the media refer to the terrorist organization known as Islamic State as ISIS or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, natively Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham.

President Obama, his State Department and the United Nations prefer the term ISIL, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant—In Arabic al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi Iraq wa al-Sham. This appellation connotes a land the Islamists seek to control much larger than Iraq and Syria, including southern Turkey through Syria to Egypt; Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan. This may have already occurred ideologically amongst many Muslims in the area if it is not yet so geographically.

Odd the President and the mainstream media are obsessed with assuring us the radical’s numbers are small in the scheme of the larger Islamic world. Yet he assigns them greater power and ambitions via the very term he prefers to use when discussing IS.

If indeed Islam itself is not a threat to the rest of the world and the West in particular, and few Muslims are in fact radicalized and are given to living peaceably, why are there so many no-go zones for non-Muslims cropping up in the United Kingdom and European cities?

The same simplistic leftists fond of blaming America’s international boorishness for Islam’s hatred of the West prefer the term "DAESH," or Da'ish to describe Islamic state.  Just an Arabic acronym for the group’s name, it is not an actual Arabic word, but it sounds like an Arabic word which translates to “Tread On or Trample Underfoot” Islamic State does not like the name at all, they truly abhor it.

If the left insists our bad behavior is responsible for Islamic aggression and they object to antagonizing Islamists with cartoons of the Qur’an’s prophet, why do they insist on taking a stick to the hornet’s nest with a name they know the “Radical” Muslims revile?

If it is not our bad behavior and calling them names the Islamists don’t like, why are we under attack?

If Climate Change, as President Obama infers is the true problem, was it climate change prompting the Islamic conquest of Judea; Egypt, North Africa, Spain, Portugal, a hunk of France; Greece, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, what is today the United Arab Emirates, southern Italy all by the mid 9th century? There was no sizable push back until 1095AD and the first Crusade.

Be ye angry, and sin not, let not the sun go down upon your wrath:”

We read these words in the Biblical book of Ephesians—A person can be angry without sin, anger is not evil when it is aimed at sin and not kindled so much by persons. We can hate the sin of man whilst still loving and praying for the man responsible for the sin against us.

The sin however must be recognized before it can be fought against whether the warfare is spiritual or physical. There is no evil in anger towards those who perpetrate horrific acts. Anger is sinful when it is without cause and prompts actions exceeding due bounds.

“…let not the sun go down upon your wrath:” This means your anger is not to be perpetual. I don’t know of a nation in the history of the world that has been more compassionate to her enemies than the United States. If you harm us, we will give you a thumping, but we have always worked to rebuild for our enemies once the fighting is done. Perhaps that is the reality of America the world sees above the sins so many in our own nation seek to accentuate.

The world sees more of the compassion of America than many of the malcontented creatures enjoying her freedoms. I am reminded of Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias’ anecdote recalling one of his erstwhile Indian countrymen. The man said he so passionately wanted to come to America because he desired to live in a land where even the poor are fat.

Such a land is worth protecting. Scrutinizing those who come here is no sin. Circumspection is wisdom, especially in a time when there are those declaratively resolved to do us grievous harm.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the leader of Islamic State, Tashfeen Malik, the female terrorist involved in the dastardly San Bernardino massacre pledged her allegiance to al-Baghdadi after our nation opened wide her doors in hearty welcome, it is reported she was thoroughly vetted, she seemed nice enough—it was the first Caliph Abu Bakr, the son in law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad who started the 1500 years of Islamic aggression, the beginning of which I summarized above. Failing to recognize the true nature of a threat does not hasten its demise, nor protect the innocent be they Muslim or otherwise--rather it emboldens our enemies.

Digital Publius

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Democrats Are From Barsoom




So I just had my first opportunity to peruse the latest issue of Popular Mechanics—It features a cover story on Ridley Scott’s new film “The Martian.” The featured article begins with a sweeping description of Mars as seen through the eyes of a denizen of the red planet. You feel like you’re there yourself.

Then it struck me, this is speculative fiction being used to describe not the actual surface of Mars, but rather the speculative fiction version of Mars created for the film.  No man has set foot on Mars to know just how accurate our fantasies are.

NASA built the lunar lander with feet meant to stabilize it on what they believed would be a very, very deep layer of dust on our satellite’s surface–They believed the layer would be very deep based on the great age of the universe evolutionary science is based on—speculation drove them. They were surprised to find a very thin layer of dust arguing against great age. Nevertheless in spite of practical data to the contrary great age is still accepted.

I personally feel man should have long ago stood on the surface of Mars. Alas, we don’t actually do great things in America any more; our fantasies are far too strong. Why go to Mars when special effects have reached the point they have? Spend hundreds of millions to make a film about going to Mars in hopes of making billions, instead of spending billions to actually go there.

Heck we can use those billions we saved not going to Mars to not actually do anything here on Earth like feeding the hungry, or all the other things we are supposed to think are more important than going to Mars. America has become a nation so bogged down with what it should do; we don’t do much of anything.

The left in America likes it this way. Fantasy is the basis of all liberal thinking—Rather than dealing with real issues, the left will ever be more interested in the conjurations of feel good imaginings. Man-made climate change is real despite all the data contradicting the computer models their video games draw pixel by pixel like the latest from Pixar.

No amount of videos actually showing Planned Parenthood personnel discussing illegal activity will dislodge the notion the right is prosecuting a war on women’s rights. Doesn’t matter “Hands up don’t shoot” never happened, “Black lives matter” even as we, (Black folks) kill ourselves in Old Testament numbers on the streets and in the abortion clinics nation wide.

A boy named Ahmed dismantles a functioning digital clock, stuffing the contents into a briefcase, takes it to school and is shocked when it is perceived as a possible threat in 21st Century America. Liberals offer no end of support to the set upon “Clockmaker,” anointing his Twitter feed, offering him jobs and college tuition and trips to the White House–While pillorying another boy for having the temerity to wear an American flag T-shirt under his hoody.

A Little boy chews a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun and his parents have to hire legal help to get him back in school—But a suitcase clock, carried into a school by a boy named Ahmed is an absurd thing to invite scrutiny?

People are flocking to this nation from various other Americas, fleeing most notably socialism and the crushing poverty the system creates—Yet one of the leading candidates for the Democrats is an avowed socialist bent on implementing many of the concepts Latin Americans are coming here to avoid.

Liberals for some reason think because Hillary Clinton, or Barack Obama presents an American style of socialism, it will somehow work when socialism has never worked anywhere. This in the face of data demonstrating capitalism, particularly American style capitalism has, educated, fed and lifted more people out of said crushing poverty than any other thing in the history of the world.

Hillary Clinton goes further than even Richard Nixon dared to go during the Watergate scandal, which cost him the Presidency, she actually destroyed data—Data rightfully belonging to the American people, yet she is the victim of a “Vast rightwing conspiracy,” not someone engaged in shenanigans far more egregious than anything General David Petraeus was involved in.

Surah 9:29 Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, (Christians and Jews) until they pay the Jizya (Humiliation tax) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

The Qur’an teaches three options for the world—Submit to Islam by converting, be killed, or pay a tax to live amongst Muslims without harassment—If you do not pay the tax or convert, you are back to death. This is the very definition of compulsion.

Contrast that with the teachings of Christ on the same subject of proselytizing, Matthew 10:
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.
13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

Which of the two philosophies are consistent with a tolerant, freedom and liberty respecting representational republic as established by the Constitution of the United States of America? The answer is obvious to the rational, grounded in reality and truth.

For the Democrat, to compare and contrast faiths is to represent not truth, but rather intolerance—I wrote in an article years back: “…it does not follow that because we have religious freedom in America, all faiths are equally valid, or are equally useful in determining American morality or political thought."

“The wanton barbarity of those who follow the Qur'an strictly and the tragic state of affairs in Islamic nations, who base their laws on the Qur'an's brand of morality, stand as a testament to this truth, particularly as it pertains to human rights.”

Many of the world’s fugitives are fleeing Islamic states whose rule of law is based on the teachings of that very faith. So why is it wrong for Ben Carson to suggest Islam is inconsistent with American “Values and principles?” The answer is simple; the left cares more about the idea of tolerance than the principle in action.

Just like they care more about things we can’t do a thing about, like Climate Change to a point where they advocate for policies driving the price of energy up, effecting the poor they pretend to care about much more than their rich heroes like Al Gore and President Obama who do as they will energy wise.

For the leftist, the pragmatic honesty of Ben Carson is seen as an evil rather than a virtue—principles are abstract concepts with no place in everyday life. If men are from Mars, women from Venus, liberal democrats are from Barsoom—a fictionalized version of a real place much like Scott’s film—Bound by the idols and narratives they create.

Isaiah 44:
15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:
17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Digital Publius

P.S. today's right is not much better sadly, a field full of authentic conservatives and our front runner is a ersatz republican, or progressive glorified pitch man.