Property Rights: LaVoy Finicum executed by the FBI


[latest update: 2016-12-31]

January 26, 2016. Another sad day for America.

Western states ranchers and freemen were protesting federal government (mis)management of State's land (Ref. 3). No burning, no looting, no riots in the streets like Ferguson, Boston, or Occupy Wall Street. Yet, the FBI (aka Federal Bureau of Intimidation, aka Red Coats, aka Storm Troopers), has arrested the leadership, wounded one, and killed one!

Once again the FBI is being used as the Hammer of Oppression. (Ref. 1, 2)

Robert LaVoy Finicum

Executed by the Storm Troopers (FBI) January 26, 2016.

Science: Mythical Ape-Man or Neanderthal man



Who has seen neanderthal man? No one. It's not science. It's not observable. It's a myth.

But what about Piltdown man?

The most famous example of an apeman proven to be a combination of ape and human bones is Piltdown man. In 1912, Charles Dawson, a medical doctor and an amateur paleontologist, discovered a mandible (lower jawbone) and part of a skull in a gravel pit near Piltdown, England. The jawbone was apelike, but had teeth that showed wear similar to the human pattern. The skull, on the other hand, was very humanlike. These two specimens were combined to form what was called “Dawn man,” which was calculated to be 500,000 years old.

The whole thing turned out to be an elaborate hoax.

Prayer (t): Call to God - Jeremiah 33:3



Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
Jeremiah 33:3

Lord,
You have asked us to call to You, with the promise that You will answer when we do. We humbly seek Your guidance for [the State of Illinois]. Give us wisdom so that we will be a people guided by Your Spirit and filled with Your presence. Help us, O Lord, to honor You in word and deed, that we as a people will have Your blessing and favor. (1)

Civil Rights: Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.



Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
A Baptist preacher.

"Rev. Martin Luther King... found the Bible so compelling that his undergraduate degree was in Bible studies and his Ph.D. was in theology." (1)

"Moral principles have lost their distinctiveness. For modern man, absolute right and wrong are a matter of what the majority is doing. Right and wrong are relative to likes and dislikes and the customs of a particular community. We have unconsciously applied Einstein's theory of relativity, which properly described the physical universe, to the moral and ethical realm ... This mentality has brought a tragic breakdown of moral standards, and the midnight of moral degeneration deepens." (1, from sermon "A Knock at Midnight")

Unfortunately, in 2017, the culture of death and politics of government dependence has created a culture with no ethics, morality, or humanity, in other words, "the midnight of moral degeneration."

Education: Conservative Perspective Abolish the Department of Education - 2017



Excerpts on Education from "A More American Conservatism" Imprimis, December 2016, Volume 45, Number 12, by Larry P. Arnn, https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/a-more-american-conservatism/ My bold highlights.

"Trump has called for the abolition of the Department of Education, as did Reagan. By contrast, both Presidents Bush sought to strengthen that Department. Trump has nominated the splendid Betsy DeVos to be secretary of the Department, and she is a fighter for every kind of school choice. The federal government spends seven or eight percent of its money on education, and its method is typical of the federal intrusion into local matters: it gives money from the federal treasury to states and localities on condition. The conditions are myriad, confusing, and usually ugly when they can be understood. Title IV of the Higher Education Act governs federal student aid, and it numbers around 500 pages. A lawyer for our college told me once that I would be unable to read it, because he himself cannot read it, for which reason his firm keeps a specialist who is the only person he knows who understands what it says. For this reason alone, it would be a grand thing to get rid of the Department of Education.

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Prayer (c): Happy New Year! Now, let's get to work!



Limited government works when the citizens are self-governing. "Only a virtuous people," declared Benjamin Franklin, "are capable of freedom." (1)

"Grassroots" is a term meaning to start from the ground up. Subsidiarity is a technical term for efforts to keep governance as local as possible. Starting with self-governance, family governance, church, neighborhood... on up to city, state, and so on. (2)

Property Rights: A Fundamental Human Right


Excerpt from Imprimis: Property Rights and Religious Liberty

"James Madison wrote an essay on property in 1792 in which he connects property rights to all human rights, including freedom of religion, speech, and the press. Madison defines property as 'every thing to which a man may attach a value and have a right, and which leaves to every one else the like advantage' (emphasis in original)—the italicized words distinguish the natural rights of the Declaration of Independence from the kind of rights proclaimed by socialism, such as the right to a guaranteed income or to free education, which by definition make claims on the property of others...

End Times, Rapture, so what?



"The last days are here... let our lot be genuine life in Jesus Christ. Do not let anything catch your eye besides Him."
- Ignatius (Bishop of Antioch, appointed by Peter, companion of John, arrested by the Roman government and thrown to wild beasts in the Colosseum)

If you find yourself obsessing over the news and sermons on the end times, maybe it's time to ask yourself, "so what?"

So what if it is the end times? What does that mean to me and my faith? So what should I be thinking? So what should I be doing?

So...

Prayer (t): Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness



The Right to Life

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..."
- Declaration of Independence

Of course, it should be obvious, the right to life is the first and most fundamental right.

Let's pray that we and our fellow citizens more fully understand the worth, dignity and right to life of all, including the most vulnerable among us.

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Merry Christmas



"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas!

Oh what a great hope we have in Jesus!

I pray for Illinois and for it's citizens to know this great hope. I pray for revival among Christ's churches in Illinois to share the Good News through words and acts of love, mercy, and justice.

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