Monthly Archives: June 2012

Robin Hood Complex

“Then Peter said, ‘Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the proceeds from the field?  Wasn’t it yours while you possessed it?  And after it was sold, wasn’t it at your disposal?  Why is it that you planned this thing in your heart?  You have not lied to men but to God.”  Acts 5:3,4

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  John Adams

Immoral Beyond Redemption

By Walter Williams – June 6, 2012 – FrontpageMag.com

Benjamin Franklin, statesman and signer of our Declaration of Independence, said: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” John Adams, another signer, echoed a similar statement: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Are today’s Americans virtuous and moral, or have we become corrupt and vicious? Let’s think it through with a few questions.

Suppose I saw an elderly woman painfully huddled on a heating grate in the dead of winter. She’s hungry and in need of shelter and medical attention. To help the woman, I walk up to you using intimidation and threats and demand that you give me $200. Having taken your money, I then purchase food, shelter and medical assistance for the woman. Would I be guilty of a crime? A moral person would answer in the affirmative. I’ve committed theft by taking the property of one person to give to another.

Most Americans would agree that it would be theft regardless of what I did with the money. Now comes the hard part. Would it still be theft if I were able to get three people to agree that I should take your money? What if I got 100 people to agree — 100,000 or 200 million people? What if instead of personally taking your money to assist the woman, I got together with other Americans and asked Congress to use Internal Revenue Service agents to take your money? In other words, does an act that’s clearly immoral and illegal when done privately become moral when it is done legally and collectively? Put another way, does legality establish morality? Before you answer, keep in mind that slavery was legal; apartheid was legal; the Nazi’s Nuremberg Laws were legal; and the Stalinist and Maoist purges were legal. Legality alone cannot be the guide for moral people.

The moral question is whether it’s right to take what belongs to one person to give to another to whom it does not belong.

Don’t get me wrong. I personally believe that assisting one’s fellow man in need by reaching into one’s own pockets is praiseworthy and laudable. Doing the same by reaching into another’s pockets is despicable, dishonest and worthy of condemnation. Some people call governmental handouts charity, but charity and legalized theft are entirely two different things. But as far as charity is concerned, James Madison, the acknowledged father of our Constitution, said, “Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” To my knowledge, the Constitution has not been amended to include charity as a legislative duty of Congress.

Our current economic crisis, as well as that of Europe, is a direct result of immoral conduct. Roughly two-thirds to three-quarters of our federal budget can be described as Congress’ taking the property of one American and giving it to another. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid account for nearly half of federal spending. Then there are corporate welfare and farm subsidies and thousands of other spending programs, such as food stamps, welfare and education. According to a 2009 Census Bureau report, nearly 139 million Americans — 46 percent — receive handouts from one or more federal programs, and nearly 50 percent have no federal income tax obligations.

In the face of our looming financial calamity, what are we debating about? It’s not about the reduction or elimination of the immoral conduct that’s delivered us to where we are. It’s about how we pay for it — namely, taxing the rich, not realizing that even if Congress imposed a 100 percent tax on earnings higher than $250,000 per year, it would keep the government running for only 141 days.

Ayn Rand, in her novel “Atlas Shrugged,” reminded us that “when you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good.”


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“The Age of Insanity”

Once upon a time there was a king who persuaded his subjects to reject marriage between a man and a woman…

He insisted that Karl Marx was right in his evaluation of such an evil arrangement calling it “bourgeoisie”…Karl and his side kick insisted on a more modern approach consisting of a community of women as outlined in The Communist Manifesto

His subjects shouted ‘Yes we can– bring on the chicks and the boys too!…

The king appointed Kevin Jennings to queer the elementary students first and his subjects shouted, “make him a safe school czar and read the first and second graders The King and King for enlightenment”

To recognize the agenda of the homosexual movement the King designated June, July and August of each year the months of the Gays, Lesbians, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer…His subjects shouted, “We love lavender” and flew the gay flag over the White House…

The King then persuaded his military to abolish “Don’t ask, don’t tell” and his military generals shouted, “We can’t tell the difference between right and wrong anyway so ‘don’t ask’ is easy”…

To appreciate the new military standards the King appointed a transgender general as head of the Joint Chiefs and insisted he wear a skirt in public and address his troops in said skirt…his troops shouted, “what’s his boyfriend wearing”…

The King also insisted his military chaplains marry gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender and queers, but the queers shouted, “we don’t want to marry just one of our kind, but scores more”…

To show he really meant business the King insisted his Queen nestle with another woman to show she is non-judgmental and his subjects shouted more loudly, “bring on more chicks and more boys”…

Whereupon the King declared marriage between a man and a woman unconstitutional and abolished the Defense of Marriage act while his subjects shouted, “Marriage is Slavery…long live free love” and thus ushered in “The Age of Insanity”…Anon

THE AGE OF INSANITY

A Modern Parable

And it came to pass, in the Age of Insanity, that the people of the land called America, having lost their morals, their initiative, and their will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that person known as The One.
He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but He hypnotized the people telling them, “I am sent to save you. My lack of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego, and my association with evil doers are of no consequence. For I shall save you with Hope and Change. Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the land that he who preceded me is evil, that he has defiled the nation, and that all he has built must be destroyed.”

The Common Core: A Climate Change Revolution

“You cannot possibly understand NEA [National Education Association] without understanding Saul Alinsky.  If you want to understand NEA, go to the library and get Rules for Radicals.”  John Lloyd, former NEA official in Michelle Malkin, The Washington Times, June 11, 2012, p. 36

“But from their first unhinged salvos 16 months ago in the Wisconsin state Capitol and right up until Election Day [June 5], the union bosses have made one thing clear as a playground whistle: It’s not about the children.  It’s never about the children. It’s about protecting the power, perks and profligacy of public employee union monopolies.” Michelle Malkin, Ibid.

“’The issue is never the issue.  The issue is always the revolution.’ This is the most carefully guarded secret of the left.”  David Horowitz and John Perazzo, Occupy Wall Street: The Communist Movement Reborn, p. 26

“The Public Broadcast Service recently reported that increasing numbers of educators are teaching about the controversy over climate change.  This has the scientific establishment doubling down on efforts to feed children their mantra: There is no debate.

“There is no man behind the curtain, Dorothy. The ‘consensus’ has spoken.

“Except not among the hoi polloi.  Eighty-two percent of science teachers report they have faced skepticism about climate change from students, according to the most recent poll from the National Science Teachers Association.  Fifty-four percent report encountering the same skepticism from parents.

Those students and parents are not alone.  Growing numbers of U.S. citizens are taking a critical look at the outlandish, government-laden ‘solutions’ climate-change alarmists promote. Majorities of Americans in Rasmussen polls consistently disagree that human activity has caused global warming, and over the past five years of Pew Forum polls, fewer have been willing to say solid evidence shows it’s a serious problem.  In Pew’s most recent poll on the subject, global warming slid to be U.S. voters’ last priority.

“In response to this turn of events, alarmists are engaging in a renewed public-relations campaign, most prominently including the May 11 release of draft science standards for elementary school students intended to apply nationwide. Continue reading