Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Quest for Truth

Who killed JFK?  Fifty-two years later, I must still admit, I couldn't prove my suspicions beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law, but I have discovered and can prove dishonest governing is nothing new, and media cover-up, is far from recent history.

According to wikipedia.  The first radio news program was broadcast August 31, 1920 by station 8MK in DetroitMichigan, which survives today as all-news format station WWJ under ownership of the CBS network. The first college radio station began broadcasting on October 14, 1920 from Union College, Schenectady, New York under the personal call letters of Wendell King, an African-American student at the school.[39]

By 1932 the evidence of media influence in the American politics was already obvious.  With the backdrop of the Great Depression, FDR became the President of the United States on the promise of economic recovery with his New Deal.  The New Deal ultimately proved to discard the gold standard and implement social security.  Also through this time, the condition of President Roosevelt's health was closely guarded.  That is not to say he kept his paralysis a secret, but the secret service men were known to grab cameras and rip out film, press passes not withstanding.  The images of FDR definitely downplayed his disability, and now as digital history is being explained, the press simply had more important things to cover than the health of the US President . . .

I guess my point for including the leadership and press from the 30's, it appears, historically speaking, once news went beyond the written word, appearance and influence became entwined with journalism.  Whether FDR's handicap was hidden or downplayed, it was not considered to be information for the general population.  Whether the media was kept from covering or covering up . . . again, we now have digital history to tell us what we are to believe.  The 1970 World Book entry of Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated all of about 4 paragraphs to the polio, in the lengthy entry covering a number of pages.  In his campaigning, he used braces and a cane.  There's no indication that he hid the fact he'd had polio, but he did attempt to walk or stand in most of his public appearances.  The wheelchair was relegated to the private background, behind the scenes of speeches and photo ops.

Radio and newspapers were the only source of news, and radio was relatively new.  The media, even back then established what would be the political information for the general population.  The press secretaries and the secret service determined the photos that would appear.  My point is certainly not to disrespect President Roosevelt nor even infer that a disability should be held against him or anyone, but rather to demonstrate the power of the government and the media to contain and filter what the people can know.  FDR was elected 21 years before the assassination of JFK.  This control of the media, or media control has been going on a very long time!

I just can't help but wondering.  Are we free, because "they" tell us we're free?  Are we only kidding ourselves to think we are informed?  Will the Warren Commission Report stand throughout time, as a tribute to our gullibility?  How many lies have "they" told us?  How many lies have we chosen to believe?

 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth . . . that they should believe a lie:  From a New Testament letter to an early democracy.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Just a Strange "What if? . . ."

This is not claiming any insight or inside information, nor is it accusing our president of any of the things that have been questioned and gone strangely unanswered or at least unsatisfactorily.  I'm only posing the possibility . . .

What if, at the end of his second term, or just after next year's election, if some emergency doesn't disrupt the 2016 election . . . Wow, if some emergency disrupts the election, we could be living in Obamaville indefinitely . . . In which case probably even the staunchest of conservatives will want pot legalized and the teetotalers may take up drinking, as Obamacare won't offer enough painkillers by prescription.
Yet I digress . . . back to my "What if?"

Let's imagine the elections go without a hitch and the Obamas will be moving out in January.  I'll choose an arbitrary day, say the day after Congress is sworn in with their new raise.  Picture, later that evening, President Obama comes on national television with a special address, since he won't be giving the State of the Union Address . . .

First, he addresses America without using "my fellow Americans" and immediately directs his comments to the birthers and the loyal followers against the birthers.  Everybody is right!  >My mother was only 18 years old and by Constitutional law, since she had not been out of Kansas for 5 years, I am an American citizen, regardless of my actual birth country.  Now, with that being said, the birthers got it, too.  The hospital on my Hawaiian birth certificate didn't exist in 1961.  BUSTED . . .  You know, rather than divide over my birth certificate, someone could have simply asked for the Passport records for my years in Indonesia.  That would have made my country of citizenship quite clear, or my lawyer much wealthier.

Although I spoke of my beliefs and claimed to be Christian, many Americans are just sure I'm a secret Muslim.  The fact of the matter is, the Muslim world bases one's religion upon the religion of the father, and my father was Muslim.  That fact, however; doesn't mean the son has the same beliefs.<

It is the personal opinion of this reporter that Mr. Obama serves himself.  He seems, in my humble opinion, very content with his god complex.  Perhaps he has claimed the religion of his father, perhaps he's claimed Jeremiah Wright's version of Christianity, or perhaps, like many Americans he'd simply state he believes in doing what is right in his own eyes and what serves his own best interest.

Next, he mentions the girls.  Imagine him openly stating, with the territorial aggression of a protective father, "they are our daughters, but not biologically."  There are no baby photos because we hadn't yet adopted them.  There are no photos of Michelle pregnant, because that simply did not happen.  I'm all about a transparent reality . . . In a country that is so abhorrent toward abortion, you should celebrate the adoption of our two daughters.

Finally, he then mentions Michelle, whom may have been referenced Michael.  Joan Rivers died just a week after saying Michelle was a "tranny."  I can hear him now, saying, when he came into office he was quite nervous about his stand on traditional marriage knowing he and "Michelle" had a very unique situation.  He wasn't sure the Supreme Court would open the door for him to be able to be "transparent in his evolving views, but felt they would.  Before the Supreme Court decision, he did have some concerns about his relationship, but clearly he and Michelle/Michael are now the all American image of "marriage equality."

I believe it's just a strange feeling or even just a whim of imagination in political satire.  Can you imagine, either way, Mr. Obama's body language and tone if he were to state the following?   >Everything I've stated tonight was already a fact eight years ago and four years ago, now what are you going to do about it?  I was elected, and there is nothing in the Constitution or Bill of Rights that state I couldn't have been.  My mother's citizenship and age makes me a natural born citizen.  Religion and sexual identity are not factors in holding the office, and as for adopted children . . . Ronald Reagan was not only divorced but also a father by adoption.

Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.  a Lament of the Prophet

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Trusting Our Government

August 13, 2015 I received an email from our local Chamber of Commerce asking all members to get involved and call MoDot; as the state wanted to hear what we had to say about a problem at an intersection of two state highways.  It seems the fourway stop was a problem for traffic, especially 18 wheelers on the east/west highway.  The north/south highway basically headed south into the sparsely populated rural county, and north bound headed into town.  In the years I've lived here, I'd never seen or heard of any serious accident at that particular intersection.  The detail I found significant in this entire mess was the fact, the problematic four way stop had been put into place July 7, 2015.  A solution was needed for this recently created problem!

So, as a vocal citizen and business person, I made the phone call.  Naturally, it went to voicemail, but I left a message; and did receive a call back.  This is where the handwriting on the wall became clear.  Immediately I began hearing that it was the business folk who wanted this four way stop.  I asked which business folk, as there is one grocery store, two restaurants and a handful of flea markets.  Several business have shuttered in the past few years.  She seemed disinterested in my question, but moved right to the "programming pitch" for a round about.  Here we have a town of about 2,000 people, with no stoplights and only one four way stop in the city limits and suddenly we need a round about?  I made the mistake of voicing a couple of simple questions.  "So, the state is proposing to fix a problem they just created last month?  In the entire department of transportation, nobody could have seen this coming?"  With that she said there would be a meeting in October to address this problem and asked for my email address.  I gave it to her and she thanked me for my interest.  Meanwhile a red flag waved in my head as to the probability of being contacted about the meeting.

Upon checking my email, to my surprise there was an email from her, confirming my email address and the simple line stating "I'd be getting an invite when the date was set."  I felt like a cynical jerk.  That was August 14, 2015.  There's been much road work on 60 Highway spanning a significant number of miles that has been black asphalt with no center yellow line or white lane markings.  For anyone familiar with the lay of the land in the Ozarks, just like "Hooterville," there are lots of curves!  September spilled into October in celebration of the High Holy Days, and I checked my emails regularly, but hadn't received anything.  I took a government employee at her word . . . By late last week, with all the construction, and having learned who the business was regarding the desire for the four way stop, I thought perhaps the meeting had been postponed.

The business involved in the four way stop to begin with, was none other than Walmart.  Walmart wanted the town to invest in changing the flow of traffic.  This would amount to nothing more than putting themselves out of business, I guess, so there was apparent resistance.  The state came to Walmart's assistance, then Walmart vacillated on the plan.  Since I now had a bit more information, I thought I'd just drop a short email making enquiry as to the date of the meeting.  That email was dated October 23, 2015.  I heard nothing until the morning of October 27, 2015.  As it turns out, the meeting has already taken place and the round about was agreed upon.   She suggested that it was my lack of awareness that caused me to miss it, as they had given it more publicity than usual.  As I read her email, I was so thankful to have saved all the correspondence.

I sent a short reply with her original email.  Within minutes she "took full responsibility" and even offered to come apologize in person, citing some reason she'd not filed the email properly.  Blah, blah, blah . . . yata, yata.  She even suggested that if any of us were unhappy, perhaps another meeting could be scheduled at a later date. We had a couple of exchanges and then I got spunky.

I sent one last email telling her, I was a member of the press and had intended to cover the meeting, but as it turns out, I'd just have to write an article about missing the meeting.  I can honestly say, I believe being heard by our government on any level is merely a choreographed delusion perpetrated on we the people.  I know "the powers that be" will do what they please and I don't have enough money to have a voice, but I do have a few regrets.  I regret ignoring the red flag in the phone conversation and I definitely regret the feeling of self-degradation over my cynicism.  My greatest regret, after all these years of seeing the reality and even blogging about it, is the stupidity I feel for actually taking a government worker at their word!

When he speaketh fair, believe him not . . . a Proverb of Holy Scripture


Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Last Amendment Standing

The powers that be have their sights set on the second amendment.
                                   And the are relentless in their endeavor.   

A few weeks ago we offered an article addressing what little is actually left of the Bill of Rights.  Recent history has caused the Bill of Rights to become pretty emaciated.  Much of the loss of freedom and rights can be attributed to the USA Patriot Act and Homeland Security, but the reality is, it began before 9/11.  The War on Drugs, the War on Poverty, and Education and Welfare Programs of the Great Society are also a part of the demise of the Bill of Rights.  

One of the most troubling parts about targeting the second amendment are the number of subjective variables that could be assigned to the full demise of this right, being embraced by those who who were once staunchly Pro-Second Amendment.  It's as if there has been some sort of hypnotic trance placed over a great number of second amendment democrats and even stranger yet; over many young conservatives.  

In the past fifty years, we've seen "events" and read headlines that seem to trigger the outcry for the loss and removal of freedom under the guise of safety.  The reality that citizens are willing to give up their freedom in the pretense of safety is mindboggling.  If we willingly set aside the Bill of Rights, all other freedoms that weren't even mentioned in that document, will be lost as well.  
The two issues that continue to be introduced to limit gun ownership are mental health and senior citizens ability to maintain their own affairs.  As our nation continues to worship the gods of health care and Big Pharma continues to gain in money and power, there will be few if any citizens that do not fall into some category or label in the DSM-V.  Every veteran will have some sort of label, as will every hormonal woman, and vaccinated child.  Then we must consider the fact that schools receive more federal funding for labeled children, and a real bonus for medicated ones, as do long term health care facilities.  There is big, big money in a labeled, dysfunctional society, until . . . everyone "requires" care and maintenance.  As for senior citizens managing their own affairs.  With the advancement in technology, it could become very difficult for seniors to manage electronic financial transactions that they've done with checks and cash for years, but that should hardly disqualify them from hunting.  When that time comes, and it's rapidly approaching, gun ownership will be a real hindrance to corralling the citizens.   

Obviously, history shows us, our leaders are in much more potential peril than the average citizen, and yet it is average citizens being gunned down in "gun free zones" while our leaders are obviously making disgruntled political enemies; surround themselves with folks carrying guns.  Something else I've noticed as of late in all this "gun control" conversation.  Usually a threat to any leader makes headlines.  We've had "incident after incident" reported around the country, but the leaders just keep making enemies and being safe, surrounded by guns.  As a matter of fact, when innocent lives are reported lost at the hands of lone gunman, the people who are surrounded by armed guards always suggest gun ownership to be the problem.  Research indicates 1 in 3 Americans own at least one gun.  Clearly, the ratio between gun ownership and gun deaths have little place even on the same graph.  

Drugs appear to be a greater factor in murders, than gun ownership.  While on the subject of drugs and guns, according to one of the Presidential Candidates nearly a half million Americans die annually from medical errors.  According to this article, and there are many more with similar information, the third leading cause of death in America is medical errors.  Where's the outrage?  Where is the call to hold these practitioners accountable?  Where is the call to more extensive FDA and Big Pharma control?  Where is the legislation to get serious about the safety and use of pharmaceuticals?  I'll end my rant on pharmakeia and get back to the Second Amendment.      

This may sound conspiratorial, but I truly believe any rational individual will give this some consideration.  If our government is willing to send young people to fight in wars with no purpose, without consideration of the death toll; then bring back the survivors and offer them little to no care or time of recovery, what makes anyone believe the general citizens are more important or will be better treated?  If dedicated soldiers are dispensable, what makes the citizenry of such great value?  I'm not wearing a tinfoil hat, but one does have to consider the possibility that false flags and choreographed drills could be used to enact legislation.  We all admit we don't believe our media and trust few politicians, yet when it comes to these reported shootings and a call to lay down arms, the sheople are getting into formation.

. . . Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?  the Revelation of Holy Scripture

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Coming Together to Oppose

Now that Operation Jade Helm 15 has "officially ended" I haven't noticed convoys of military equipment and vehicles on the road en mass.  So, is the military presence just going to remain where the "exercises" took place?  That was my assumption all along, but sadly our citizenry chose to divide by extreme on this topic, as well.  Since I've already survived the references of "fear-monger" and "conspiracy theorist" I'm going to proceed a bit further on this matter.  Last month I wrote about how much power one corporation had.  Now I'd like to address how often and how many places we are coming together, yet in opposition.  This idea just kind of snuck up on me.  What if the one world power sucks most of the world in with something to "be against?"  What if all but the elect truly believe they are taking a noble humanitarian stand against evil?

I've made myself a check list and begun to give very serious consideration to the thought, perhaps I've said enough against some things.  I've railed against Monsanto and Mainstream medicine for years now.  I've even made a point to offer Scriptural solutions, so when the time comes to form some sort of world alliance against GMOs or vaccinations, I'll just take a pass on that club.  Obviously, unifying us on what we don't like could be very inviting.  Demonstrating our disdain is so popular, an unconfirmed rumor is floating around the internet that Facebook is adding a "dislike" button.  Isn't that going to work well through an election year?  I also read that so many "dislikes" will result in the removal of the post.  What a subtle form of censorship.  If that's true, it's likely that many of us will never see a number of posts.  The disagreeable will rule!

The Pope's visit brings yet another angle to this coming together in opposition.  You'd think Christians being martyred would be more pressing than global warming, but as of yet, not with the Pope.  I do find it sadly strange that his visit aligns with Yom Kippur as he makes no mention of true repentance of sin.  What if the Pope has a number of "good causes" . . . which so far he hasn't mentioned, but what if he attempts to bring us all together with the UN and 2030 Agenda against ISIS?  Demonstrating the long renown cliche in America of voting for the "lesser of two evils."  The lesser of two evils is still evil.  The thought of joining any global group in opposition to a global threat may find those folks in the position of bowing down to an image of a "good cause" but still an image of a One World Order.  The global war on terror declared in 2001 has only served to destabilize the Middle East, spread radical Islam, and put Israel in greater harm.

Coming together in unity for repentance, seems nearly impossible on every hand.  Those of us observing Yom Kippur can't even agree on the day, but at least this year, we're not arguing about it.  It seems, between Shabbats, there will be four days of various ones of us repenting . . . Arguing just requires more repentance, and truth be told we've got bigger matters for which we should repent like national horrors and disgraces from which we've piously distanced ourselves.  How about all the Planned Parenthood awareness?  Now, none of us can cry ignorance.  That blood just covered a lot more hands! The blood is no longer just on the hands of the abortionist and the woman, but on anyone who benefits from the research utilizing fetal tissue.

We can already find a dozen social issues for which we are adamantly against.  I remember several years ago being part of a gospel music team in which the founders could find something wrong with every denomination they left . . . It didn't take long to discover, finding fault is a far cry from fellowship!  We simply must be cautious in joining any movement against social or religious ills.  Coming together in opposition is fine for a single event of protest, but not for a movement to gain momentum.  It's time to follow Messiah, stand for the truth and stay in the shelter of the Almighty.  Things are getting crazy and it's a global mess!

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. . . With long life will I satisfy him, and show him Y'hshuwah.  first and last of the 91st Psalm

Monday, September 14, 2015

In Memory of the Bill of Rights

So far Martial law has not been declared, but there have been several "emergency hot spots" across the country, regarding a variety of issues, from wildfires to floods, and while martial law simmers potentially on the back burner, a new society is looming large in the forefront.  Life as we knew it in may is forever changed.  The refusal to allow the press to cover Operation Jade Helm 15 was an obvious blow to the First Amendment, but we the people were too busy calling each other conspiracy theorists or sheople to notice the freedom of the press to exercise rights on American soil had been suspended or curtailed.  While people complain regularly about mainstream media, the alternative media is perceived to be amateurish and fringy.  

It's taken me awhile to find the words, but basically, with the Bill of Rights being dismantled a piece at a time and the nation's attention drawn to the Second Amendment, the gender issues and new marital definition may serve to be the fatal blow to the First Amendment, using the Tenth Amendment.  The First Amendment has been in critical condition for some time now, as well as the Tenth as the federal government has become more empirilized.  I now see that our government has just about circumvented every freedom mentioned in the first ten amendments, citing the Constitution . . . or safety.

This situation in Kentucky brought to my attention, the "interpretation" of the first amendment, to completely override the tenth.  When we are griping about a particular politician not upholding the Constitution, we need to keep in mind, the Bill of Rights are not really protected by the Constitution.  The Constitution was written to protect the rights of a sovereign nation and establish a government apart from the rest of the sovereign nations and governments.  The Bill of Rights was specifically written to protect the people from an overreaching sovereign federal government.
  1. First Amendment - Religion and Expression. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Second A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Third No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law   

Fourth  The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. 

Fifth  No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation

Sixth  In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Seventh In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Eighth  Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Ninth  The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Tenth  The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

I read the Bill of Rights, again and again; and I can't help but wonder if they were compiled as a sort of "Ten Commandments" of we the people, to our government.  The fact that they have been undermined in apparent randomness has made the loss less obvious.  Figuring inflation alone, in our self serving society, the seventh amendment went directly to countless lawsuits and a rise in legal careers, with many of those lawsuits being quite frivolous.  This of course, began the immense backlog of the civil judicial system.  The prison industry has led to the sixth amendment becoming a mere technicality when the defendant has no defense.  A speedy trial is completely a relative term, with the courts across this land now even conducting trials on Sabbath, in some cases. 

The eighth amendment is open to debate regarding bail and excessive fines, but the last portion of the amendment seems to be used primarily in the final appeal in cases of capital punishment, which affects a very small portion of our society.  The first portion of the eighth amendment which would impact more of our society, seems to be arbitrarily applied with no actual standard at all.

The ninth amendment is stated to elude to the protection of privacy which doesn't appear in the Constitution and is not directly stated here in the Bill of Rights, so American's protection of privacy is really just an inference that is tossed around with no legal substance.  Thus, our current Big Brother state.  According to our current society, the ninth amendment is just a vague generalized comment with little meaning.

On to the meatier amendments.  The fifth amendment covers everything from no self-incrimination to eminent domain.  I'm not sure who determines which crimes are infamous and which crimes are not, but the number of felony offenses has skyrocketed with the war on drugs and the rise of the prison industry.  The fifth amendment is the inspiration for the reading of one's miranda rights when arrested, as well as testifying under oath.  Eminent domain has been around long before SCOTUS made it official.  As a Native American, it seems eminent domain is how this country was actually formed, but that's a topic for another day.  Most Native American tribes did not believe the land was to be owned, so removing us from the equation, eminent domain is really the "politically correct" term for "taking private property for public use."  Eminent domain has certainly been a part of this country since the Interstate Highway was built in the 50's . . . 

No knock warrants, another "weapon" in the war on drugs has of course completely eradicated the protection of the fourth amendment, and has even gotten folks killed.  Elderly Atlanta resident, 92 year old Kathryn Johnston's death was a direct result of the "legal" disregard for the fourth amendment.

A state of continual war nullifies the purpose of the third amendment, automatically.  This year, Operation Jade Helm 15 had given clear indication, what the military does in our own cities on our own soil, is none of our business, except that we should cooperate, and caused anyone with raised eyebrows to be labeled as paranoid or fear-mongering.  The nullification of this particular amendment could become quite troubling if "illegal immigrant amnesty for military service" becomes law.  No way to really know who will have the right to just move in!  We may see, shortly.

The second amendment gets all the attention, usually, and seems to always be in the "crosshairs" of the anti-gun folks.  For now the NRA is financially powerful and most citizens are intelligent enough to know, the criminals already don't worry about laws, so gun laws won't make any difference, either.  Disarming law abiding citizens is a clear attack on our freedom.  There's just not enough political spin to get around that fact.  One concern I have, is again the tenth amendment may be being used to erode the second amendment.  All the states that are offering permits for conceal and carry or even open carry may technically have already infringed upon the rights afforded in the second amendment, and relegated gun "control" to the individual states.  In all this confusion, I'm guessing state gun control laws will override the second amendment, but SCOTUS interpretation of marriage will override state laws . . . Well played, federal government!

And now, in memory of my favorite amendment.  Although according to the first amendment, Congress can make no law regarding religion, but . . . the SCOTUS can interpret any case they choose to "hear" and according to this last week's news, "it becomes the law of the land."  No need for Congress to make new laws, when everything can simply be reinterpreted.  We also have learned that "free exercise thereof" of religion has no place on the job or in the public square.  We'll see if other religions are held to the same standard Judaism and Christianity have been held.  You are still free to speak, but you are not free from being monitored and you are not free from surveillance.  Freedom of the press was openly rejected in the Operation Jade Helm 15 exercises, on American soil.  People can peaceably assemble to petition the government, which is to protest, as long as they stay in the "first amendment zone" a.k.a. "free speech cage." "Free speech cage" has to be the ultimate oxymoron!

As these Ten Amendments have been reduced to illusion, the Ten Commandments were etched in stone.

But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of YHWH thy Elohim, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:  Torah of Holy Scripture

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Government, Faith, and Elected Officials

I had other writing plans this week, but the current situation in Kentucky has prompted me to change my plans.  It seemed a small matter back in the year 2000, not even worthy of mention, but now in light of current headlines, it seems quite pertinent.

The headlines of Kim Davis's incarceration indicate the fact that we need to realize, rendering unto Caesar may have been costing the silent victims more than we realize.  While those currently with a voice, crying victim seem to actually be quite bullying in their tactics.  The SCOTUS is not to make laws, but rather interpret them, on the federal level.  Congress makes laws, but according the First Amendment, Congress is to make no laws regarding religion.  States still have their own ability or should have, to make their own laws.  The comments about what Kim Davis should have done, of course cover the continuum, but in some cases sound frighteningly similar to the general attitude toward Hitler's rising power in Germany.  We need to realize Messiah separated G-d and Caesar in the example of a coin, where as we just print G-d on something or "sprinkle a little Jesus mantra" over it and then claim "it's all good."  Well, we are wrong and have been wrong, for some time.

As some folks say, she should do what the government now insists, I recommend you reread the book of Daniel.  The Kentucky law still has not changed and she did not single out same sex couples, she simply stopped issuing marriage licenses all together until the state changed the law.  As for resigning over it, she still hasn't broken a law, she simply refused to issue any license until a state decision was rendered.   Her refusal and her marital history then brought an onslaught of judgment from the "tolerant progressives" as well as some Bible thumpers.  She has been married more than once as well as divorced more than once, and that is a problem amidst Christianity, but she's not been divorced since she became a believer.  Even Paul said in I Corinthians 7, married or single, remain as you are, when you become a believer.  So, as always, mudslinging is the best defense.  Through all of this, folks were completely free to go to adjacent counties.

While the gays are all sniveling and crying victim, I have another scenario of county government that took place in my home state some time back and believe me, I do know the situation from behind the scenes. This involves a county official who was first elected as Public Administrator in 1996 was re-elected in 2000.  She had a politically familiar name, as her husband was a state rep and the area was very much of "the good ol' boy" mentality.  I'm not sure of any other candidate in 96, but I do know in 2000, there was a candidate of the Libertarian party and no Republican candidate.  The Libertarian candidate was a minister who had actually been ministering to many of the "clients" or wards of the Public Administrator's office.  To make this long story as short as possible, The Libertarian candidate spoke of G-d, and of helping those who could not help themselves, which of course are the wards of the Public Administrator.  The Libertarian candidate didn't win and didn't even "drag" a conservative precinct . . . but there's more to the story.

A federal investigation was launched.  Between 2003 to 2006, this elected official had embezzled over $100,000.00 from accounts of people who were entrusted into her care and could not take care of themselves.  She stole from the helpless.  In all of this, she never even acknowledged her guilt, but simply stated she felt she'd done a pretty good job and plea bargained.  Her sentence was no longer than the proven years of embezzlement.  This case had true victims, true helpless victims!!!  The very person who was elected to watch for their best interests was the one who preyed upon them.  

The couples in that particular county in Kentucky could simply drive a few extra miles to obtain their license and still be married anywhere in the state.  The wards of the Public Administrator lived primarily in state institutions and long term care facilities.  They had no access to their own accounts much less the freedom or ability to obtain an advocate of their own choosing or have her books audited.  Many of those victims possibly died before her resignation, much less receive any restitution.  They were true victims.  The couples in Kentucky are not victims.  I would even hazard a guess that the heterosexual couples simply went to an adjacent county to obtain a marriage license.  As our nation moves farther from the truth, we'll find, just as in Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon; not bowing down to the image will be deemed criminal, and the true victims with no voice will continue to be victimized.

If it be so, our EL whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.  Prophet of Holy Scripture


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