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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Whirlwind a Comin'

There is a fellow who calls himself  “Ramius” that pops up on my Digital Publius blog from time to time—this person can’t seem to figure out the proper way to post on my blog so the header on his posts always comes up “Anonymous” and then he signs it “Ramius” at the end of his usually flippant but otherwise vacuous comments. 
He left a question this morning that I have decided to answer and post in short blog form.

August 16, 2012 2:37 AM

If the election is under God's sovereign hand as you say then why did the two candidates who claimed to have heard the voice of God telling them to run, dropped out? [sic]

What will you say when Obama wins his second term? That God heard your prayers and said NO! ?? Too funny!


My response:

Digital Publius August 16, 2012 6:40 AM

God telling them to run is not the same as God telling them they would win! There is a purpose in giving America a choice too. Whom we reject shows the spiritual position of a nation just as much as whom we accept and elect. The God of the Holy Bible is always more interested in our spiritual condition than our temporal.

Obama has been God's punishment for this nation and I believe that if he wins, Romney will also be a punishment. It will be a punishment that we have earned. Regardless of who garners the most votes in November, the only winner this cycle is Satan.

President Obama was necessary to bring this nation to a point where we are no longer strong enough or relevant enough to effect world outcomes, especially as it pertains to Israel. (look up sequestration)  It is only through a President like Obama that the Islamic nations could gain the strength and religious audacity growing ever stronger in the Mid-East to embolden the Islamic nations to attack Israel as foretold in the Holy Bible.

President Obama's inaction and in some cases, encouragement of the Islamic brotherhood and the like in places like Iran, Libya, Egypt, Syria... Has laid the groundwork. His obvious hostility towards Israel and the work he and the Democrats are doing to destroy this nations economy and erode our military, have put us in an unprecedented position.

America has always had the resources to absorb the tragedies besetting our nation whether they be man-made or natural in origin. President Obama, in his efforts to weaken and therefore equalize the American economy with the rest of the world, has placed us in a position where that may not be true in the near future.

We as a nation are very weak by every measure right now--but especially spiritually. We have rejected God with the choices of who will represent us in this Presidential election left and right and we will reap the whirlwind because of it.

To believe that electing a man like Mitt Romney, a man who has rejected the God of the Holy Bible will be the answer to Obama is foolish and again speaks directly to our lack of spiritual maturity today. Satan cannot and will not cast out Satan.

If you are a Christian who believes in the concept of false religion, (as is clearly taught in the Holy Bible) you have to know that the source of that falsehood is Satan. Regardless of how nice the face of the LDS church is, it is anti-Christ and therefore anyone who chooses that faith is an enemy of God and man.

If you object to Barack Obama on moral grounds, examples; abortion breaks the sixth commandment and his tacit support of special gay rights and marriage breaks number seven, how do you not reject Romney on the same grounds when he breaks the very first commandment of God? Do you really think he is the answer?

" Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." John Jay, Source: October 12, 1816. The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, Henry P. Johnston, ed., (New York: Burt Franklin, 1970), Vol. IV, p. 393.

"Whether our religion permits Christians to vote for infidel rulers is a question which merits more consideration than it seems yet to have generally received either from the clergy or the laity. It appears to me that what the prophet said to Jehoshaphat about his attachment to Ahab ["Shouldest thou help the ungodly and love them that hate the Lord?" 2 Chronicles 19:2] affords a salutary lesson." [ John Jay, The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, 1794-1826, Henry P. Johnston, editor (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1893), Vol. IV, p.365]

II Chronicles 19:
1 And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.

Zechariah 11:
1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

2 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.

3 ¶There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled.

4 Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;

5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.

6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.

7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.

8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.

9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.

10 ¶And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

11 And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.

13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 ¶And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.

17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

Digital Publius

Root Of Bitterness

Originally posted at Renew America June 19, 2012

As any good capitalist knows, the greatest and most important type of capital is human capital. The United States of America needs more people. We should be building more cities and towns, encouraging policies that improve proper, legal immigration and we need to have more babies.

We railed against the left for having "Bush Derangement Syndrome" but many of us on the right aren't much better. So great is the enmity felt for President Obama by conservatives, we fail to recognize when he may be doing something right for a change — Like the "deferred action" immigration policy he announced last week.

The Conservative web was awash with posts lambasting the President's move. I had an instant messaging conversation with one of the columnists I hold in highest regard yesterday on this issue. I asked her "isn't this, as President Obama pointed out in his speech, essentially a President Bush plan he is enacting?

Keep in mind here, this is not the ridiculous Dream Act the Democrats came up with a while back — this plan is more akin to what has been said is contained in the Marco Rubio plan and as I said, much like President Bush's plan.

Immigration reform is really a conservative Republican issue that has been high jacked by the left to curry political favor with the increasingly powerful Hispanic vote. The tragedy is in the fact that intrinsically, the Latin vote should be a conservative vote. The problem is the ham-fisted way Republicans have handled this issue.

No one is more ideologically conservative than Hispanics. Almost everything Latin Americans hold dear socially and politically, the left is diametrically opposed to — But we are handing them over to the left by allowing the Democrats to appear more sympathetic and take-charge on immigration reform.

"Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;" Hebrews 12:14,15

A Root of Bitterness implied impure worship, bad doctrine and false ideas that can corrupt and direct people down the wrong path spiritually and temporally. We are so busy chanting "Anybody but Obama" we chose the man with the least inspired solutions to our nations ills to be our candidate for President.

Many grassroots conservatives feel the right chose Mitt Romney not because we thought he was the best man, but because so many bought into the "best candidate with the chance to win" meme. Repeated ad nauseam by establishment talking heads on television and radio it became fact. Republican voters unfortunately missed an opportunity to field a candidate with a more meaningful and fleshed out agenda to address the nations problems. Romney has been very weak on solutions regarding immigration reform in particular.

Most of the ideas President Obama and the left propose are woefully wrongheaded — but not everything. Not this plan. The President's finger wagging and expressed High Dudgeon at being interrupted aside, we need to get out in front of the illegal immigrant issue and claim the votes that should rightfully be ours.

We mustn't let our bitterness towards President Obama dissuade us from doing the right thing. Inaction and a perceived unsympathetic view towards immigrants will be used against us.

It was interesting to see Bill Kristol and Karl Rove essentially saying the same thing on Fox News Sunday. Even the establishment Right recognizes that this is an issue we are getting the crap kicked out of us on. Congressional Republicans need to take the lead and put forth and pass the Rubio Plan before the left gets all the credit.

A Summary of Rubio's plan in his own words:

"The plan basically would award the kids who meet a certain criteria — they got here by a certain age, have lived here, graduated from high school, don't have a criminal record, want to go to college — they get what, in essence, is a student visa, and thereafter, a work visa.

And after some period of time, probably 10 years, we would then allow them to access the immigration system just like any non-immigrant visa holder in the United States would. ... So they'd be no worse off than anybody else, but no better off, either. No special path. Just the same path as everyone else."

It was the right and compassionate thing to do when President Bush proposed similar policy; it has not changed since and now President Obama has commandeered it. Pass Marco Rubio's Plan in Congress and the President's actions last week are cancelled out.

Stop crying and act, make it legal and take credit for it! No one is suggesting lawlessness should prevail, or amnesty proffered for those who have played hob with our nation's statutes. However the innocent should not be punished for the actions of guilty parents. The words inscribed on Lady Liberty:

"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!"
 Echo the Words of the Lord found in Isaiah chapter 58:6-12 

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward.

Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

We cannot allow a root of bitterness to spring up in our hearts in the face of the left's wrong doings — as Conservatives we must be better than leftists and not defile ourselves by stooping to their level. Gainsaying everything the left does to the detriment of what is good is not a recipe for avoiding the precipice the nation is poised to fall over.

Digital Publius