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Natural Law

Natural Law– “All humans have impressed upon them from the beginning of creation the principles of Natural Law…”

by Bill Lockwood

Sir William Blackstone was an English jurist, judge and politician of eighteenth century England. His Commentaries on the Laws of England were a profound study of natural law and the founders of our nation carried Blackstone with them as a reference and guide. Even Abraham Lincoln loved Blackstone and studied him copiously.

One paramount principle which our founders loved was Blackstone’s explanation of Natural Law. Blackstone wrote in 1765:

This natural law, being as old as mankind and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, from this original.

Note the following: (1) These laws are dictated by God himself. (2) They are binding to all men everywhere. (3) No human law that violates natural law is of any validity. One can hear echoes of this in the Declaration of Independence. Again, from Blackstone:

Thus when the Supreme Being formed the universe, and created matter out of nothing, He impressed certain principles upon that matter, from which it can never depart, and without which it would cease to be. When He put the matter into motion, He established certain laws of motion, to which all movable bodies must conform. And, to descend from the greatest operations to the smallest, when a workman forms a clock, or other piece of mechanism, he establishes at his own pleasure certain arbitrary laws for its direction; as that the hand shall describe a given space in a given time; to which law as long as the work conforms, so long it continues in perfection, and answers the end of its formation.

All humans have impressed upon them from the beginning of creation the principles of Natural Law—reasoning ability concerning right and wrong.

Even Cicero, whose full name was Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), the greatest orator of the ancient Roman Republic, and was raised in a pagan society, recognized true law imbedded within the heart of each person to which each is responsible.

True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions….It is a sin to try to alter this law, nor is it allowable to repeal any part of it, and it is impossible to abolish it entirely. We cannot be freed from its obligations by senate or people, and we need not look outside ourselves for an expounder or interpreter of it. And there will not be different laws at Rome and at Athens, or different laws now and in the future, but one eternal and unchangeable law will be valid for all nations and all times, and there will be one master and ruler, that is God, over us all, for he is the author of this law, its promulgator, and its enforcing judge. Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature, and by reason of this very fact he will suffer the worst punishment.

One can hear in this echoes of Jefferson’s famous lines “the laws of nature and nature’s God.” Based upon this clear principle of natural law our founders disobeyed the unjust laws of King George.

Romans

Paul writes essentially the same thing in Romans 2:14-16, except Paul was inspired of God.

For when the Gentiles, that have not the law, do by nature the things of the law [OT revealed law, bl], these, not having the law, are a law unto themselves, in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their thoughts, one with another, accusing or else excusing them …

Here the apostle shows clearly that those without God’s written law have knowledge of the existence of a law within themselves. All humans instinctively have within them the understanding that some things will always be right and other things wrong.

For example, ABORTION. The forcible taking of innocent human life is wrong. The Roe v. Wade (1973) decision at the Supreme Court does not change this and one-half of our nation rightly continues to recognize it as murder. The depth of America’s sin can easily be gauged by this horrific transgression. Because our nation has been adrift for at least fifty to a hundred years or more does not mitigate our guilt.

Another illustration is, HOMOSEXUALITY. It matters not that the Supreme Court Obergefell (2015) decision dictates to states that same-sex couples may marry—it is still sinful activity and godly Americans will not simply accept it and move along. Nor should we. As Blackstone rightly said, these types of human laws “have no validity” before God nor with those who honor Him.

Jesse Lee Peterson: Are you an alpha or beta male?

Are you an alpha or beta male?- Jesse Lee Peterson reveals trouble with boys assuming identities of mothers

by Jesse Lee Peterson

Men are not men today. With few exceptions, men are insecure, emotional, out-of-control women in male bodies.

Most boys take on the identity of their mothers. Through anger, impatience or worry, mothers impose their will on children, causing them to lose innocence. A mother who resents her own parents, or her child’s father, passes her angry spirit down to the child. Although she may try to teach “religion,” she does not truly live it. She may apologize for doing wrong, yet never change. Children grow angry and become controlled by what they hate. The symptoms manifest in myriad ways.

One boy may rebel, and another conform. Both hate their mother. One is just more open about it. One gets into sex, drugs and crime. Another becomes “educated” and compliant. One becomes a nice, “Christian” family man. Another turns out homosexual or transgender. Neither is truly happy, independent, or himself. They suffer from the same lost identity, and become female in nature. Girls suffer in much the same way – I’ve counseled with so many men and women, attracted to what they hate, who feel they married their mothers!

If fathers are not around, or if they have not overcome their emotions rooted in anger – children grow up unprotected. In many cases, fathers themselves operate from a female spirit and spoil or destroy their children.

The black community is tattered by generations of males faking masculinity, raised by women faking Christianity (or some other religion). Few of them know God. Most believe in government – socialism.

For 28 years at BOND, a nonprofit dedicated to Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man, I’ve worked with men and women from around the world – the decline of good men affects them all.

The very thing men must overcome is what the world encourages them to embrace: the female nature.

Liberal magazine the Hollywood Reporter photographed four male comedians and actors together for a recent cover, three of them with their hand in the pocket of the man in front of them and the headline “Triumph of the Beta Male.” The display illustrates a feminist reaction against men like President Trump, universally recognized as a forceful and fearless alpha male.

President Trump is everything the left hates: A straight, white, conservative, Christian man of power.

Lying leftists conflate real masculinity with the cruelty, violence and abuse by males raised by angry women who don’t love their fathers.

Order Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson’s book, “The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame, and Victimhood.”

After the Florida school shooting by 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz, whose adoptive father died when he was young, a girly, liberal comedian Michael Ian Black tweeted, “Boys are broken.” He encouraged males to express vulnerability and embrace feminism. NPR featured him in an interview. The New York Times published his op-ed. But he refused my interview invitation. When I tweeted about his cowardice, he called NewsMax TV “garbage” in a malicious tweet.

This week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson began a series for the month of March discussing the crisis facing men in America, featuring clinical psychologist and Toronto professor Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, whom I’ve also interviewed. Instead of applauding, as liberals did for male feminist Michael Ian Black, male “journalists” mocked Carlson and Peterson!

Liberals are very shallow. They won’t tell the truth because they’re spiritually blind. They are children of the lie who hate men and God. They don’t love women, but they cater to them. They are prideful people who despise President Trump because he does not live in their emotional-intellectual world. Rather, Donald Trump lives in reality, where men of action thrive.

This week, in an example of the president’s effectiveness, he agreed to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. For decades, prior presidents failed to deal with North Korea’s growing nuclear threat – because none were men. Interestingly, none supported Trump, either. Barack Obama, the fallen messiah, proudly called himself a “feminist,” and Michelle his “boss” and “backbone.”

Obama inherited his mother’s disdain for America (especially white America – read “The Antidote“). He nearly brought the country to her knees in division and destruction, and left the world a more dangerous place. But now the Great White Hope may persuade Little Rocket Man to do right.

Real men, alpha men, are conservatives. Real women are conservatives. They love their fathers. No liberal is a real man (or woman). They hate men, and they don’t love their fathers.

Conservatives should observe the president, who loved his father. He appears to live without fear and work from a spirit of power, love and sound mind.

All human beings know that it’s an embarrassment for men to be “beta males.” Only a few will truly face reality and overcome the angry spirit of their mothers and grandmothers within them.

At my church at BOND, our theme this year is self-knowledge: Know thyself. I encourage every one of you to pray quietly and be honest with yourselves and with God. Then you might see the spirit of anger within you and recognize that you’re wrong. Go and forgive your parents where they failed, apologizing for hating them. Then go free as a real man (or woman), no longer a child of Satan, but of God.

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Civil Liberties?

Civil Liberties?“Civil Liberties is by political scientists and legal experts defined as the limitation on government power …”

by Bill Lockwood

Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan signed a bill into law that bans “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs (reported by the tenthamendmentcenter.com). The bill originally was introduced in the Michigan House by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) last spring (HB4430).

The new law prohibits the state and its political subdivisions from assisting, participating with, or providing “material support or resources, to a federal agency to enable it to collect, or to facilitate in the collection or use of a person’s electronic data” unless certain conditions apply. The Right to Privacy is to be sacrosanct.

Howrylak commented that this bill “safeguards the fundamental rights of all Michigan residents, who are guaranteed protection of their property and privacy rights by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.”

The Fourth Amendment, which some Constitutionalists argue, is the most abused portion of the law by government entities, is the protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, 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.

Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties is by political scientists and legal experts defined as the limitation on government power intended to protect the liberty of the citizen. These rights may not be legally trampled upon by government powers.

To get a clearer picture, step back a moment. The entire framework of our Constitution was crafted to control our government. To be a governor on the powers-that-be was the very intention of having a written Constitution.

Before publishing it, many of the framers, such as Patrick Henry and George Mason, refused to sign the Constitution unless a Bill of Rights be attached that pointedly specified once more a “thou shalt not” list to the Federal Government. This attachment was finally made and the entire compass of our Charter is characterized by Thomas Jefferson as “chains that bind” leaders of government from wayward legislation, which he called “mischief.”

Therefore, America legislated a limited government in order that the individual might enjoy the maximum freedom God intended for him or her. All this because history is replete with freedoms lost or removed from people by their own governing authorities—elected or not.

Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights, or the First Ten Amendments, is not designed to be an exhaustive list of liberties to be retained by the people and the states, but to recognize some of the basic God-bestowed liberties that the founding generation recognized would be necessary to safeguard.

That it is not to be an exhaustive list is seen clearly from the 9th Amendment which basically states that all rights belong to the people and if we (the writers of the Constitution) fail to mention some of these liberties in the amendments themselves, it does not mean the federal government can remove these either!

The 10th Amendment re-phrased the same, except from a different angle. The states and the people retained all rights and freedoms unless it has been specifically delegated by the Constitution to the States or to the People. One cannot even pretend that America has been faithful to these bold laws.

The famed 5th Amendment prohibited the government from depriving persons of life, liberty or property without due process of law, which simply meant there must be government fair play in the legal and judicial process. It assumes the fundamental idea that I myself am to be regarded as a unique creation of God and that my property is an extension of myself. Further, I am to have the presumption of innocence if charged with a crime.

To witness how far our leaders, who are tolerated by the voting populace, are from these basic concepts of liberty, consider this amazing statement from Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), which she tweeted in December in the wake of Trump’s Tax Reform. Pelosi’s tweet, before she removed it, gives a window into the socialist soul, which is in direct opposition to basic liberty.

I am disgusted with ‘President’ Trump allowing people to keep more of the money they earn. It is this type of wide spread theft of public resources that keeps American from being great ‘Mr. President.’ Dec. 20, 2017.

The masses, excluding the ruling elite such as Pelosi herself, who revel in their wealth, are not entitled to private property at all. As a matter of fact, there is no such thing as “private property” with this view. Instead, “we the people” and all of our possessions are merely “public resources” to be used at the whim of the rulers! No such thing as individual rights from God. This goes a long way explaining why the Left so vehemently hates Trump. Rolling back the leviathan socialist government is not easy when this is the mindset in Washington, DC.

The Fourth Amendment

The Fourth Amendment protects people against illegal searches and seizures by governing authorities. The Founding generation had experienced a “train of abuses” of their persons and properties by the Crown of England by what were called “Writs of Assistance.” These were generic “search warrants” which allowed the government to engage in fishing expeditions to discover smuggled goods among the colonists’ possessions. James Otis in 1761 referred to them as a “form of tyranny.”

That we have practically lost this liberty to an all-powerful manager named Uncle Sam goes without saying. The 16th Amendment, the Income Tax Law, actually shreds the Fourth Amendment, by allowing the government to search through all of private affairs and financial transactions during the year, and shifts the burden of proof upon the citizen that he or she has not committed a crime!

The American taxpayer is now faced with the onus of “proof”—which by nature ought to be borne by the accuser (in this case, the government)—and forces him to be a “defendant”. This in spite of the fact that the Bill of Rights requires the accuser to have “probable cause” against me. The IRS is the enforcement arm of this tyranny one can understand how the Lois Lerner’s of the world can transform the tax-collection agency in America into a despotic piece of equipment by targeting conservatives. It is not a coincidence that this liberty to be “free from warrantless searches” was lost during the period of Progressive (read, Socialist) Woodrow Wilson.

NDAA

The sweeping National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which funds military spending, allows the United States to capture and detain “enemy combatants”—including Americans, indefinitely. A clear violation of the 6th Amendment which guarantees a speedy trial before an impartial jury to American citizens.

Because we are continually involved in a “War on Terror” those arrested can be designated “enemy combatants” by whichever administration is in power—perhaps those who have “guns and religion.” That this involves a clear violation of the Bill of Rights can be seen in the first iteration of the bill in 2012. The Obama Administration threatened to veto the bill if wording in one of the bills’ sections designed to protect American citizens was not removed.

Then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sent a letter to Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) stating that adding such wording to protect the citizen “restrains the Executive Branch’s options to utilize, in a swift and flexible fashion, all the counter-terrorism tools that are now legally available” (as reported by Steve Byas, The New American, 3-19-18).

Shades of King George! Now we understand why Gov. Rick Snyder signed the Michigan bill into law which forbids warrantless searches via federal surveillance programs. The trampling of our Constitution by the Federal Government, which Founding Charter was designed to restrain, is fast underway. It has not changed with a Republican Administration.

Stockton, CA; Another Test Run for Socialism?

Stockton, CA; Another Test Run for Socialism?-“…why should Americans be concerned with continual forays into socialistic experiments?

by Bill Lockwood

Bankrupt Stockton, California is to be the first US city to guarantee a “universal basic income” to low-income residents. Stockton has double the state average of unemployment, and half of those working earn minimum wage, reports G. Edward Griffin in NeedtoKnow News. Michael Tubbs, the 26-year-old Mayor who is leading the plan to give low-income families $500 per month, said “I think it will make people work better and smarter and harder and also be able to do things like spend time with their families because we’re not robots.”

The plan is apparently mostly funded by The Economic Security Project, which is contributing $1 million to the first-year pilot program. Families that receive the money will be monitored to “see what they do with the money” and “how it affects self-esteem and identity.”

The Economic Security Project is co-led by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, last year said such a scheme could mark a “new contract” between government and citizenry.

Oakland, CA is also thinking of a broad welfare program. The city plans to give about $1,500 a month to a handful of welfare recipients. The goal is to study how financial health affects low-income families.

What of Guaranteed Income?

Besides the fact that our Constitution absolutely outlawed such a state—but who cares what the Constitution actually says–why should Americans be concerned with continual forays into socialistic experiments?

First, America already is a welfare-state. Close to three-quarters of our federal budget is due to government-run social welfare spending. As a matter of fact, when looked at in total, per capita, America is the second-largest welfare state in the world. Inclusive in this is housing, health care, pension benefits, and public education and a host of other expenditures (Tim Worstall, Forbes, 10-5-2015).

Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, argues similarly. “Contrary to conventional wisdom … noted scholars Irwin Garfinkel, Lee Rainwater, and Timothy Smeeding conclude in Wealth and Welfare States: Is America a Laggard or Leader? That ‘Welfare state programs are quite large in the United States.’”

According to Politifact.com, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid collectively “account for a majority of federal spending.” Added to that is spending on food and agriculture and the percentage continue to rise while military spending, which is the only constitutionally authorized spending among these categories, is 16 per cent.

The point of this is simple. American already is a welfare state—the second largest in the world. Many students in high schools are living in subsidized housing, eating free or reduced lunches, living on welfare checks, bearing or fathering multiple children—all at the taxpayers’ expense.

And the social problems associated with each of these federal expenditures are increasing, not decreasing, because the basic truth is: the more money one throws at a particular problem causes that problem to grow.

Second, guaranteed income ignores man’s ability to make life choices and allowing people to bear the fruit of their choices. This is not to say that everything negative that occurs to people is always the direct result of personal mistakes, for that is certainly not the case. However, God has so constructed the world so that negative consequences are built into the system to encourage better selections in the future.

If two young men in jail for illegal drug use are both on the bottom of the income ladder, what are their choices when getting out? One man, Bob, chooses to continue a life of illicit behavior, perhaps ruining his health, bumping along on the bottom of society with multiple arrests, fathering several children, and looking like he is fifty when he is only thirty.

The second young man, Joe, decides to change his life when he is in his early twenties. He cleans up his life, his associates, and gets a job. A low-income job to be sure—but he is working and living above the law. He studies at night taking courses in college. After several years his sacrifices begin to pay-off. He lands a great job when he is thirty; buys a house, a car, is happily married with children.

There is absolutely income inequality between Bob and Joe. Now comes in Big Brother Government to “adjust” the “inequities” between Bob and Joe. Who will be in favor of forcibly taking from Joe to give to Bob? Their life-situations are primarily due to life-choices. What government cannot do—even in Stockton, CA—is make proper determinations as to why people are in poverty. It may be that Bob needs to suffer his consequences enough to encourage him to take Joe’s route.

Third, Stockton’s pilot program is flawed because it ignores the biblical model of man. It is an overtly anti-Christian doctrine which results when leaders drink from the wells of materialism and atheism instead of God’s Word. God designed work for man in which to find self-esteem and satisfaction—not a guaranteed amount of money regardless of how we spend our time.

Solomon wrote “There is nothing better for a man than he should … find enjoyment in his toil” (Ecclesiastes 2:24). This is “God’s gift to man that everyone should … take pleasure in his toil (3:13). “The best thing for a man was to be happy in his work; this is what he gets out of life” (3:22). Solomon went on to say (5:22) that this is man’s portion (lot or station) in life—to work.

This was God’s design from the beginning; that man should earn a living by the sweat of his brow. The Bible even mentions competition as a motivation to work (Prov. 27:17). “Iron sharpens iron.”

The New Testament is equally as clear. The apostle Paul forbade church financial assistance to those who could and should earn a living for themselves. He declared that people on indiscriminate assistance teaches them to be “idle, going about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies who talk nonsense … “ (1 Timothy 5:13). And as we can easily see from the streets of America, it gives many people not only room to be “busy-bodies” but lawbreakers as well.

What Stockton, CA will learn is that, not poverty, but idleness is a vice. It is a moral disease that is caused by a failure of the will that enslaves a person. Doling out money only encourages it. The final stage is that people will need to be managed like children. Any program that rewards idleness dooms itself in the self-image realm. On the other hand, real self-esteem is found in accomplishment, no matter how little. This is how God has made man.

As Robert Rector put it, “The key to improving self-sufficiency is to increase work … Increased self-reliance will lead to an enhanced self-achievement, a principal component of human well-being.” Only by productive work does man reduce poverty and increase his own happiness.

None of this is to ignore that real Christian charity is found in giving. But a “guaranteed income” monitored by government overlords does not qualify as charity. For this reason, Stockton, CA will see an increase in low-income families as people either re-locate there or quit low-paying jobs to qualify for “guaranteed income.” When California began MediCal in 1967 the initial program included 1 Million people. Within a couple of years the numbers had jumped to 2.5 million. When will California and America learn?

Jesse Lee Peterson: CHARLOTTESVILLE, I TRIED TO WARN YOU

CHARLOTTESVILLE, I TRIED TO WARN YOU- Jesse Lee Peterson reveals why ‘anger is out of control in America today’

by Jesse Lee Peterson

I have warned for more than 27 years that we are in a spiritual battle of good versus evil. White people are under attack – especially white, straight, conservative Christian men of power. The children of the lie hate them because they represent good. They love truth, freedom, responsibility, the values that make America great.

Evil already wiped out black and Hispanic men – separated them from their families and deluded their thinking. Evil, too, has chipped away at whites, the last men standing in the way to stop evil from completely taking over America. But white men have forsaken their responsibility to lead their wives and children in the right way, and to tell the truth in the world without anger, fear or apology.

Instead, white men take a timid, people-pleasing, apologizing approach toward their wives in the home, and toward angry blacks and others in the world. Their fear and weakness toward the children of the lie only makes them a greater target for evil. Younger whites see the anti-white male and anti-truth attacks and become angry. Since their parents failed to show strength, they do not see the right way forward. They turn away from their weak fathers and from God.

Anger is out of control in America today. We all know that the left has fully embraced anger and victimhood. But the right too has anger, revealing itself in fear. Thank God that Donald Trump is president. He is a unifier who sets an example of strength without anger, telling the truth boldly and showing real love for America.

President Trump called for us to love and respect for one another and our history after violence broke out over a “Unite the Right” rally protesting the planned removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s statue at a park in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Before the rally started, Alt-Right figures and speakers Richard Spencer and “Baked Alaska” were reportedly pepper-sprayed. Police reportedly allowed “counter-protesters” to invade the rally space, declared an “unlawful assembly” and forced “Unite the Right” rally-goers out of Lee Park, where they had a permit to gather and speak.

Leftist Antifa and Black Lives Matter agitators clashed with white advocacy groups, nationalists, veterans and free-speech activists. People on both sides used pepper spray and homemade weapons. Some on the right wielded sticks and shields. Leftists and blacks threw rocks, cement-filled soda cans and water bottles. A white, male driver plowed his car into a crowd of Antifa and black marchers, injuring nearly 20 and killing a woman.

Media and politicians decried “white supremacists,” but hardly a peep about Antifa or black violence. The media and politicians have long ignored, downplayed and excused unprovoked black and leftist violence against whites, conservatives and Trump supporters. Since whites and conservatives have said nothing for so long, now some whites are coming out in the wrong way – taking on the anger and false-identity politics of most blacks and leftists.

You become like what you hate. Because blacks are kept angry by being endlessly told about supposedly “racist” attacks against other blacks in the past, and because they put their false identity in blackness rather than in what’s right, blacks have been attacking whites in disproportionate interracial violence and aggression for decades, but we only hear about white “racism.”

Now whites are coming out in smaller numbers and attacking people in some instances as well – we saw this most notably with Dylann Roof, who was angry about black-on-white crime and the false mainstream narrative of white “racism” (which doesn’t exist and never has).

I have interviewed and exhorted Alt-Right figures, including Richard Spencer, Christopher Cantwell and others, not to go with anger and blame, not to put their identity in physical things such as “white identity,” but in what’s right, or they will suffer spiritually the way blacks, liberal women, radical homosexuals and others do.

We saw Google protect leftists hung up in their false identity by firing employee James Demore, who wrote a memo about the left’s shallow, misguided focus on “diversity.” Google’s radical leftist upper management protected weak, vulnerable “snowflake” employees from the truth, rather than engage in real dialogue.

I experienced this leftist hatred firsthand Friday when Equinox gym employees and management harassed me, got in my face and kicked me out upon hearing me in an interview with Cincinnati radio host Bill Cunningham. They grew so aggressive in the midst of my phone call that I cursed, “Get the f— out of my face!” I apologized soon afterward, but they refused to forgive and complained that I said that “racism” doesn’t exist and that I am a Trump supporter. So they overreacted in anger and hurt the image of their company.

One thing I want all people to know: Anger is weakness; it is not strength. And putting your identity in your race, gender, sexuality, intellect, wife, family or any physical thing is a moral failure and means you don’t know God.

Stay with truth. Pray. Drop your anger. (With anger, you are part of the problem.) Then you will see clearly how to defeat evil.

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Jesse Lee Peterson: ‘MADNESS’ AS POWER-CRAZY POLITICIANS FUEL BLACK MURDERS

‘Madness’ As Power-Crazy Politicians Fuel Black Murders- Jesse Lee Peterson exposes ‘evil game being played on unsuspecting people’

by Jesse Lee Peterson

“Nobody kill anybody for 72 hours.” That’s the plea from Baltimore residents who want a murder-free weekend in a city where 200 residents have been killed this year.

Baltimore has long struggled with violence. It went a decade with 300 or more killings each year in the 1990s before the numbers finally began dropping in 2000. But the homicide rate hit a high in 2015 after drug dealer Freddie Gray died in police custody and the city erupted in riots and looting.

That year, Baltimore had 344 homicides, the deadliest per capita in the city’s history. The next year marked its second highest, with 318 deaths. This year, the city with a population of 614,000 is on track to beat both records and top all other big U.S. cities. Meanwhile, Baltimore’s police force has shrunk from 2,900 officers to 2,700.

So what is escalating this madness?

According to reports, theories circulated about how Freddie Gray’s death contributed to the surge in killings. Some people say the use and sale of drugs from looted pharmacies contributed to the violence. Others say the riots ignited old turf wars between gangs.

Some residents say police have changed how they patrol for fear of getting in trouble. We had the Ferguson effect following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, it appears the Freddie Gray effect – fear of being labeled “racist” and losing their jobs – is causing Baltimore police to hesitate in going after criminals.

The city’s former prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, an overzealous and inexperienced black attorney, charged six officers in Freddie Gray’s death, but her case was weak, and all the officers were acquitted. Barack Obama, former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Congressional Black Caucus and Black Lives Matter activists all came down hard on the police – especially on white officers. These people falsely accused police of “racism” and encouraged anger toward police.

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The Baltimore Police Department was the subject of a scathing Justice Department report that accused the department of racial discrimination on Baltimore’s streets. The department is now being overhauled under a consent decree with the federal government.

Since the Freddie Gray situation, even if you call the police and give a description, they can’t touch” the criminals, a Baltimore business owner told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “They know they’re untouchable. That’s the key.” Baltimore and other predominantly black communities desperately need policing. Liberal Democrats and black “activists” claim they can police their own communities, but without police presence, we have violence and carnage.

The destruction and evil in Baltimore has nothing to do with “racism” or poverty. It’s rooted in the hatred and anger that starts in the single, black, female-headed household. More than 70 percent of black children are born out of wedlock. The violence we see is caused by the anger that most blacks have toward their impatient mothers and the yearning for absent fathers. Until black Americans face this truth and drop their anger, things will only get worse. A weekend ceasefire won’t hold.

The liberal media, career politicians (from both parties) and black preachers (who are not called by God, but called by their mama) don’t want this truth to get out. Most politicians use their “power” to control and keep the masses dependent to feel good about their own insecurity. Power-hungry lawmakers want people stressed, angry, dependent and fighting with one another.

All angry people are weak people. They don’t have any power or authority. They have fear and doubt, and they are not free. They use this false sense of power to stay in denial about their own weakness. Instead of encouraging blacks to drop their anger and forgive their parents so God can forgive them and set them free, false “leaders” encourage blacks to blame and hate whites. It’s an evil game that’s being played on unsuspecting people.

All angry people feel like victims, and they blame others for their anger and circumstances. Once you let go of anger, it’s apparent that the battle is not physical. It’s not black versus white, or Democrat versus Republican – it’s good versus evil.

I am calling on President Donald Trump and HUD Secretary Ben Carson to intervene in Baltimore to stop the carnage. It’s not acceptable for this level of violence to continue in the greatest country on earth. We need emergency action to protect the decent and law-abiding people trapped in these communities.

The Baltimore ceasefire is like putting a Band-Aid on a victim hemorrhaging from a wound – it’s just a matter of time until the patient dies. Black-on-black violence will never cease until blacks forgive and drop their rage.

 

WND: http://www.wnd.com/2017/07/madness-as-power-crazy-politicians-fuel-black-murders/#PgBsiIUwYJKsxi54.99

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United Nations Healthcare v. The Bible

United Nations Healthcare v. The Bible- “The only Constitutional and biblical solution to America’s health-care problem, therefore, is to repeal ObamaCare.”

by Bill Lockwood

As the Health Care debate wages in Congress and across America, the United Nations, fulfilling its world “governance” destiny, is seeking to influence our laws. Dainius Puras, the UN “Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health”, warned the Trump Administration in February that “repealing ObamaCare” would violate “international law.” The United States, in going back to a more constitutional government, would become a “human rights violator.”

This is more than merely meddlesome political pressure for Puras declares that it is the duty of the UN to manage America. “It is my responsibility, under the mandates provided me by the Human Rights Council, to seek to clarify all cases brought to my attention.” Puras demanded not only more information from the Trump Administration, but asserted the UN’s supposed responsibility to “prevent” violations by the United States. The Republicans would be committing illegal actions by International Law if ObamaCare is repealed because, according to the UN, healthcare is a “right” for all citizens to enjoy.

Back to Basics

Seeing the mass confusion on this issue led by the socialists of the world at the UN, let’s go back to pick up basic concepts.

First, if there is no God, there are no so-called “rights.” A “right” as normally defined refers to a moral or legal entitlement to something or to a certain behavior. But an “entitlement” by definition means “to give a right” or to “bestow a privilege.” The atheistic UN has no ground upon which to argue that any nation “ought” to do this or “ought not” to do that. Omitting God as the UN has done removes the basis from which to argue that anything should be “given” to some by others. Things just are. “Human rights” are just the personal tastes of those who populate the World Dictator’s Club known as the United Nations.

Second, the inalienable “rights” of mankind, as set forth in our Declaration of Independence, are posited on the ground that they are gifts of God. Important it is for Bible students to recognize that nowhere does God actually speak of “man’s rights” in the sense of “entitlements.” One might argue that rights to life, liberty and property are implied due to the fact that murder and theft are forbidden (Exo. 20:15; Dt. 5:21) and the ability to own private property is assumed. So also is my ability to earn a living wage (1 Cor. 9:9-11).

But it is just as important to recognize the fact that these privileges are actually blessings from God and not entitlements that are owed to me by my Maker.

Third, good health is actually itself not a “right” but a blessing from God. Not every person in the world is born with good health. Many have defects and diseases due to the sin-cursed earth upon which we live. Resentment can easily be created in persons who have disabilities if they assume the notion that they are “entitled” to good health by God. If we consider good health in life a “blessing” from God we are much closer to a biblical frame of mind.

Fourth, maintaining my health is a personal responsibility which I have, not a “right” to which I am entitled. My body actually belongs to God and is considered a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:9-11). My physical body is a “gift” from God which prevents me from abusing it or destroying it with health-altering drugs or lifestyles. How many myriads of people deliberately abuse their bodies into poor health? Whose is responsible for addictive behaviors or poor choices that people make pertaining to their bodies?

Fifth, health care is a service provided by some people on the behalf of others. Becoming a doctor or nurse is no different than becoming a carpenter, plumber, or even an attorney—except for the amount of training that is necessary. These are all occupations by which people serve others for profit. Health care therefore is the means whereby I can fulfill my God-ordered responsibility to my body and to family members under my care. There is no difference in principle in my hiring a doctor to serve myself or my family than hiring a carpenter to build my house. Health care is not a right owed to me by others.

Government intrusion via ObamaCare and all socialized medicine schemes are actually forcing individuals who are in the professional business of providing health-care to serve some people for little or no compensation—or, for compensation provided by a taxpayer.

There is no difference between this and slavery. For government to overstep its God-ordered bounds of maintaining order to extract money from me in order to provide for others who may or may not have the means to care for themselves is a form of slavery, pure and simple. Government run Health-Care also enslaves health care providers by forcing them to provide for others at either their own expense, or others’ expense.

The only Constitutional and biblical solution to America’s health-care problem, therefore, is to repeal ObamaCare. This may make America, in the eyes of the UN, a “human rights violator,” but according to the world body, it prefers communist dictatorships to freedom.

As Jefferson famously observed, “…a wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.

“Gotta Value Life”

“Gotta Value Life”- “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.”

by Bill Lockwood

One Congressman after another has been on television pleading for cessation of violence in the aftermath of the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and members of the congressional police force. “The violence has got to stop.” This in the wake of Wednesday’s shooting in Alexandria, VA as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois opened fire on the GOP baseball team as it practiced.

Hodgkinson is a solid socialist who, according to Smoking Gun, “posted a link to a Change.org petition in late March that included the notation that, ‘Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” On various Facebook posts Hodgkinson expressed his radical leftist views. He even belonged to one group called “Terminate the Republican Party.” Hodgkinson had come to kill as many Republicans as possible.

In a similar vein, little Jeffrey Laney of St. Louis posted a Facebook Live (see below) last week in which the 6-year-old expressed his fears in the 4-minute post. “People need to stop killing each other around here because this is just making me feel bad,” Jeffrey says in the video. “I’m really serious. I’m really scared to die, and I’m really scared for my family to die. I’m scared.” His mother commented that Americans “Gotta value life.”

As much as we all agree with the sentiment of little Laney and the Congressmen who cry for cessation of violence, it sadly appears that these incidents will not stop, but continue to escalate. Every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit (Matt. 7:17). Americans have been sowing to the wind and we are just beginning to reap the whirlwind.

Rejection of God

George Washington’s well-known statement of religion in government reads: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.” Washington recognized that “national morality could not prevail in exclusion of religious principles.” America, however, has purposefully, with malice aforethought, excluded Christian values.

God and His absolute moral standard was premeditatedly removed from the public sphere in the early 1960’s. The Bible was outlawed in public schools, public prayer to Almighty God has been forbidden, “God” has been effectively ejected from every classroom except the collegiate ones in which He is mocked. It has become a liability for students under the tutelage of humanistic and Marxist professors to mention God. Predictably, immorality has skyrocketed in every single category that is measurable. Liberalism has destroyed any ethical framework in which to live.

Consider: births to unwed teenage mothers continues to rise dramatically; violent behavior has far outdistanced population growth, even being glorified in the media; sexually transmitted diseases explode in growth; divorce has skyrocketed as American families have become an unrecognizable conglomerate instead of a godly unit; the American culture is the first in world history to officially recognize homosexual marriages; our populace devours its young through abortion; and children grow up without fathers in the home.

These are the fruits of a godless society. We cannot continue to instill godless Marxism into the hearts and minds of the next generation without expecting the people to act like the devil. Sooner or later people begin to live consistently with the concepts that have been taught.

John Adams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence; One of Two Signers of the Bill of Rights; Second President of the United States, put it plainly: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Our beloved republic is in dire peril. More laws and increased availability to healthcare is not the answer. The problem is beyond fixing by mere memorized slogans and public pleadings. There is only one viable solution: A deep repentance and turning to God by the people of the American Republic. Without this we are doomed, for without God, there is no absolute value to life.

Jonah—An Early Environmentalist

Jonah—An Early Environmentalist – “…environmentalism today stems, not from real scientific evidence that man is harming the planet, but from a warped sense of value. ”

by Bill Lockwood

At first, Jonah refused the trek to Nineveh. The pulpit of the Assyrian capital had no appeal. The historical account, however, demonstrates that one cannot run from God, as Jonah attempted. After being “vomited out upon the dry land” the prophet traveled to the country of his enemies to preach repentance: “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” The residents believed God. “And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented of the evil which he said he would do unto them, and he did it not.”

With these great results Jonah was not happy. God was too merciful to his taste. “I knew thee, that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, and repent thee of the evil,” the prophet complained.

God’s corrective to this sour disposition then involved a “gourd” which grew up over the prophet’s head to shade him as he sat on the east side of the city to see what would become of her. Jonah was glad because of the temporary reprieve from the sun’s direct rays. However, overnight God caused the gourd to wither leaving exposed Jonah’s unprotected head.

God showed him, “You have had regard for the gourd, for which you have not labored, neither made to grow; which came up in a night and perished in a night; and should I not have regard for Nineveh, the great city, wherein are ore than 600,000 persons?”

Needless to say, Jonah’s system of values was skewed. His consideration leaned heavily for the plant—and his own selfish interests—against the lives and souls of men. As with Jonah, so with myriads of loose thinkers today who are not hesitant to “protect” the inanimate environment to the detriment and at the expense of man. Most environmentalism today stems, not from real scientific evidence that man is harming the planet, but from a warped sense of value. Jonah’s belief system fits perfectly into the modern environmental movement.

Are Not Ye of Much More Value Than They?

Jesus taught that God cares for all creation. However, there is an order of value. “Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you of much more value than they?” The answer is a self-evident “Yes”—but not to modern self-appointed care-takers of the Earth. “Absolutely not!” is their resounding reply.

Environmental theorist Lynn White, Jr. wrote, “We shall to have a worsening ecological crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man.” White is casting down the Genesis account that man was created to exercise “dominion” over the Earth all all its living creatures, being instructed to “subdue” the creation.

The Environmental Conservation Organization, Inc. published an article years ago (1996) the title of which says it all. “Redefining American Values.” Instead of a foundation of “life, liberty, and property” as is written in our American founding documents reflecting a God-centered world view, the ECO champions a “planned process of redefinition.” This has almost been completed by the Green Regime.

The ECO reports that “In a generation, anthropocentrism [man-centered] has been denounced as the cause of most of the world’s problems, and life, as a value, has been redefined. The new definition of life, the first and highest value to be protected, is all life forms, of which human life is but one strand with no more value than any other life form. This belief is described as ‘biocentrism,’ or ‘nature-centered.’” This is what might be called “The New Earth Ethic.”

Maurice Strong, billionaire Canadian environmentalist, announced at the 1992 UN Earth Summit: “It is the responsibility of each being today to choose between the force of darkness and the force of light. We must therefore transform our attitudes, and adopt a renewed respect for the superior laws of Divine Nature.”

Strong’s Earth Religion is reflected by Robert Muller, the former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. In his New Genesis: Shaping Our Global Spirituality he referred to “our brethren the animals, our sisters the flowers.” Time magazine even classified the environmental movement as “part of a growing US Spiritual Movement.”

The New Earth Religion is complete with goddess worship (Gaia), concepts of sin, holy days, hymns, sacred writings, atonement, indulgences, and many other religious doctrines. These are well-documented in a recent article appearing in The New American (4-17-17) authored by John T. Larabell. Topping off the religious nature of the Green Movement is the UN’s “Ark of Hope.” According to arkofhope.org the sanctuary of the UN contains this wooden chest that was constructed in 2001 to mimic Israel’s Old Testament “Ark of the Covenant.”

In sum, the Green Religion, which seems to be engulfing masses of ill-informed citizens on the globe, preaches a tainted value-system which reflects Jonah of old. Christian axioms regarding the value of human life are being replaced by a new Earth first paganistic view in which humanity itself is seen as a plague to be eliminated. Shades of Jonah!

Will Humanism Save the Planet?

Will Humanism Save the Planet?

by Bill Lockwood

Laws are always theologically based, whether or not they are so acknowledged,” observes Herbert Schlossberg (Idols for Destruction). This is why in the societies of the ancient Near East, laws were always associated with deity. The famous Hammurabi stele, for example, shows the sun god Shemash giving the Babylonian laws to the king. This illustrates the fact that humanity recognizes that law must have ultimacy—be recognized as the ultimate standard—if it is to give any conviction that it must be followed.

Conversely, when people lose the conviction that law must be followed as an ultimate standard, then we have societies degenerating into pragmatism—everyone does that which is right in “his own eyes” (Judges 21:25) — and the breakdown of society itself is near. Right and wrong are only questions of risk and reward and morality is only a matter of personal reflection. As atheist Richard Dawkins put it, “Absolutist moral discrimination is devastatingly undermined by the fact of evolution” (The God Delusion, 2006, p. 301).

This is why people who reject the first commandments of the Decalogue (Exodus 20) [“thou shalt have no other gods before me, etc. …] can not be expected to recognize any ultimate significance in the last six [“honor thy father and mother; thou shalt not kill …]. At a society level, when God is erased from a culture, as our political and intellectual leaders are feverishly seeking to do, chaos between people is the predicted result. This is exactly what is occurring in America.

Humanism

Humanism removes God from public or private consideration. “No god will save us,” says the Humanist Manifesto. But that leaves man without any basis upon which to assess any action as ultimately right or wrong. “Ethics are situational and autonomous.” No ultimate savior and no purpose in life. However, people instinctively need a moral base and a purpose for living which cannot be supplied by Humanism itself. Therefore, from the Christian world-view, humanists bootleg some type of value into their system. Not the saving of souls, for the Manifesto boasts that there is no damnation to fear. But we must have “planetary salvation.” What is this?

Greg Epstein, who serves as the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University and is Executive Director of the Humanist Hub on that campus, a place where atheists, agnostics and other unbelievers connect with each other, authored Good without God. In it (p. 148) he quoted another with approval:  “This [ecological crisis] is a different kind of issue than Christians (or any other humans) have ever faced, and continuing to worship a God thought of as the omnipotent savior from all the evils of life may even impair our ability to see clearly its depths and significance … What is now needed is a reordering of the whole of human life around the globe in an ecologically sustainable manner – something heretofore never contemplated by any of our great religious (or secular) traditions.”

Whatever else might be said regarding Epstein’s sounding of the ecological alarm, it is a purposeful call to arms. His ecological “crisis” demands concerted action and he has proposals to accomplish it. He is seeking to re-infuse into a vacuous world-view some sort of ultimacy—a standard which should be followed with conviction. The words SHOULD and OUGHT are written all throughout Epstein’s manifesto. What of this?

First, this is precisely what his world-view disallows. If there is no god, and ethics are completely and truly “situational” and “autonomous”—arising solely within each individual—then Epstein’s should and ought have no more value than for him to say “I itch.” When he says “What is needed …” we must remember that his convictions on the subject are nothing more than the combination of atoms bumping into one another. Only physical sensations brought about by physical chemical reactions. There is no real value in this.

Second, as all atheists, Epstein criticizes religion and specifically a God-centered world view. Religion is somehow to blame in what he calls our current “ecological crisis.” But if Epstein is correct in his basic world-view then my religious belief is produced solely by matter in motion, just as his world belief is produced. Whatever we believe and do cannot be the fault of religion since religion is only the product of matter in motion. No moral fault can be laid at the feet of those who “continue to worship a God thought of as the omnipotent savior from all the evils of life …”

Where did his matter get the right to criticize my matter or even to speak about the earth being treated justly? Why blame Christianity? Why even speak about “global injustice?” There can be no such thing as injustice unless man is more than matter in motion. Of course, the particular arrangement of matter in motion known as Greg Epstein cannot help making these judgments since he is not a rational being but only matter responding to the brute force of matter.

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The Martyr Trail

The Martyr Trail

by Bill Lockwood

That the biblical book Revelation is set in the days of the first century and its symbols refer to contemporary events in John’s day is clearly attested by the book itself. Instead of clamoring for future fulfillment of the apocalyptic images, which requires more of a vivid imagination than sober exegesis, one would do well to heed the testimony of Scripture.

One solid line of evidence demonstrating that the entire message of Revelation was intended for a first century audience is to follow what Jay Adams (The Time is at Hand, Prophecy and the Book of Revelation, 49) called “The Martyr Trail” that runs throughout the Apocalypse.  “Breathing threatening and slaughter” against the early church were the Jews (see the book of Acts) and later the Romans. “At bottom the book of Revelation is a message of encouragement and exhortation to the churches of Asia Minor in view of portending persecutions of great magnitude” (45). Consider the following flow of thought.

To the church at Smyrna John encourages: “I know thy tribulation, and thy poverty” (2:9); “Fear not the things which thou art about to suffer” (2:10). In 2:13, Antipas, the faithful witness who was killed for the faith, is mentioned when addressing the church at Pergamum. Chapter 6:9-11 gives a striking portrait of a martyr-band of “souls under the altar” who cry for vengeance upon those who murdered them on the earth. They were instructed that they were to “rest yet for a little time” (not thousands of years later) until their fellow-martyrs in persecution would be killed.

Moving to chapter 7:13-17 John sees a great multitude “that came out of the great tribulation” or persecution. The vengeance for which the martyrs had cried (6:9-11) was now ready to be meted out (10:6,7). “There shall be delay no longer” for the time of judgment has arrived which God had declared by His servants the prophets.

The two witnesses for God (11:3) who worked miracles (v. 6) were finally martyred and their dead bodies lie in the street of Jerusalem (v. 8). Finally, judgment was given in behalf of these saints against those “that destroy [or ‘ruining’] the land” (v. 18).

The promises of Revelation are bestowed upon the ones that overcome that first-century persecution. The “over-comer” is the “martyr.” From 12:11 one reads that “they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.” This matches what John had written in 3:21. “He that overcomes, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in His throne.”

Martyrs are again mention in 13:7, 10 where saints are “overcome” and “killed with the sword.” John writes so that Christians might have “patience” [endurance] in these dark days (14:12). Some of them would “die in the Lord” for the faith (v. 13). A more dramatic picture cannot be drawn than that of 16:6. “They poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets,” speaking of the persecutors. So also 17:6 is colored bright red with the “blood of the saints” and “the blood of the martyrs” of Jesus. “And in her was found the flood of prophets and of saints and of all that have been slain upon the earth” (18:24).

The significance of the frequent reference to the martyrs in this trail through Revelation dates the predictions for the immediate future in John’s day. After all, John himself had been exiled at Patmos and writes to his “fellow-sufferers” as a “companion in tribulation.” The idea is “absurd” (Adams, 48) that John would write a letter to persons in such circumstances and ignore their difficulties while expounding on events that would not transpire for 20+ centuries.

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