Friday, July 31, 2009

Constitutional Venting and some Political Humor

John R. Houk
© July 31, 2009

Leftists have been trying for years to remove symbols of Christianity from public display for years. The lame reason given for this outrage is the Leftist interpretation of the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Amendment I

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.
(Cornell University Law School)

The Left has rewritten the meaning of the clause that is written as: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

This disestablishmentarian clause has married to a concept NO WHERE found in the U.S. Constitution; i.e. the concept of Church and State in the sense the government funds (public money) cannot be associated with religion (to the Left this means Christianity). By extension that would mean anything to do with Christian phraseology is prohibited to be part of anything that is publicly funded by taxes (e.g. Court Houses, Public Schools, City Councils and you get the idea).

The Founding Fathers intention by the disestablishmentarian clause is to ensure the government did not establish a State Church in which American citizens were forced to pay taxes to finance that State Church. The intention was NEVER to prevent religion (specifically the Christian religion) from influencing the government.

The judicial fiat that has interpreted the disestablishmentarian clause as “separation of Church and State” ignores the rest of the First Amendment; viz. (Congress shall make no law) “prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (i.e. religion, especially Christianity). The next clause that can be read as (Congress shall make no law) “abridging the freedom of speech” also includes religion; ergo Christian phraseology at public meetings or public works or public buildings cannot be abridged.

“Abridge” according to is defined:

    tr.v. a•bridged, a•bridg•ing, a•bridg•es
    1. To reduce the length of (a written text); condense.
    2. To cut short; curtail.

    [Middle English abregen, from Old French abregier, from Late Latin abbrevi re, to shorten; see abbreviate.]

    Verb [abridging, abridged] to shorten a written work by taking out parts [Late Latin abbreviare]

    Verb 1. abridge - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

    abbreviate, foreshorten, shorten, contract, reduce, cut
    bowdlerise, bowdlerize, expurgate, castrate, shorten - edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"

    Verb 2. lessen, diminish, or curtail; "the new law might abridge our freedom of expression"
    curtail, restrict, curb, cut back - place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"

Abridging the exercise of free speech as it pertains to religion (particularly Christianity) should not be shortened or diminished. So whereas the government cannot interfere in religion, the free exercise and expression of religion cannot be prevented for individuals either in government or individuals utilizing government programs (e.g. schools).

I am certain the Leftist Constitutional law experts will cry stare decisis has led to the ever tightening noose on Christian rights; however I have to believe the first case that began the “separation of Church and State” ideology should be reversed. Strict construction interpretation and American history of the use of religion in public should be the actual rule of thumb about interpreting the disestablishmentarian clause.

Now that I got that off my change I found some political humor at The Patriot Update which must have a connection to for the email I received used Townhall mail as its delivery system.

The Patriot Update uses the Ten Commandments of the Bible and rewrites them humorously as “The Ten Commandments According to Obama.”

Now in case you haven’t been to Sunday school in awhile here is a refresher course on the real Ten Commandments:

    1. You shall have no other gods before me.

    2. You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

    3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

    4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

    5. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

    6. You shall not murder.

    7. You shall not commit adultery

    8. You shall not steal.

    9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

    10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s."

The Patriot Update surmises this must be President Barack Hussein Obama’s version of the Ten Commandments:

JRH 7/31/09
The Ten Commandments According to Obama

By Patriot Update
Email Sent: July 31, 2009 7:50 AM

After observing Obama on the campaign trail and during his first six months in office, we have concluded that our President lives and governs according to his own set of “Ten Commandments.” They’re certainly NOT the Ten Commandments you learned in Sunday School. In fact, many are the direct opposite! To prove that our conclusions are correct, you will find a link to source documentation for each commandment on the Patriot Update web site.

I. Thou shalt have no God in America, except for me. For we are no longer a Christian nation and, after all, I am the chosen One. (And like God, I do not have a birth certificate.) SOURCE

II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, unless it is my face carved on Mt. Rushmore. SOURCE

III. Thou shalt not utter my middle name in vain (or in public). Only I can say Barack Hussein Obama. SOURCE

IV. Remember tax day, April 15th, to keep it holy. SOURCE

V. Honour thy father and thy mother until they are too old and sick to care for. They will cost our public-funded health-care system too much money. SOURCE

VI. Thou shalt not kill, unless you have an unwanted, unborn baby. For it would be an abomination to punish your daughter with a baby. SOURCE

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery if you are conservative or a Republican. Liberals and Democrats are hereby forgiven for all of their infidelity and immorality, but the careers of conservatives will be forever destroyed. SOURCE

VIII. Thou shalt not steal, until you've been elected to public office. Only then is it acceptable to take money from hard-working, successful citizens and give it to those who do not work, illegal immigrants, or those who do not have the motivation to better their own lives. SOURCE

IX. Thou shalt not discriminate against thy neighbor unless they are conservative, Caucasian, or Christian. SOURCE

X. Thou shalt not covet because it is simply unnecessary. I will place such a heavy tax burden on those that have achieved the American Dream that, by the end of my term as President, nobody will have any wealth or material goods left for you to covet. SOURCE

© 2009 The Patriot Update. Feel free to circulate this article, but please link / give credit to The Patriot Update.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Humor: Hitler Ideology = Liberal Ideology

Now this is a diatribe pleasant for listening. I particularly enjoyed the Hitler ideology is more akin to the Left than to the Right.

Hat Tip:
Judge Bob

The Plus and Minus of Shadow Government

John R. Houk
© July 29, 2009

I just read a short blog post by Doug Powers on Michelle Malkin’s blog. Powers points to the hypocrisy of Leftists because President Barack Hussein Obama is continuing the Bush Administration’s shadow government plans allegedly developed under the supervision of Vice President Cheney.

Bloggers writing about a ‘shadow government’ would usually entail the old fashioned conspiracy theory as the actual government is submerged to the actual power elites of a nation. In America’s case it would be a de facto suspension or tossing the Constitution of the USA.

The reality is that every Western nation that has a modicum of political or military power probably has some sort of back-up plan in the case a modern crisis disable’s the operating government. I would have to guess some kind of contingency plan would have developed at least since the Cold War.

In these days of nuclear arsenals, disruptions could happen at the push of a button. In the 21st century a government disruption may be even more sudden. Regardless of how a Leftist government tries to wrap today’s reality, this planet is experiencing a Global War of Terror. This means resourceful terrorists that are well funded on a transnational basis is very capable of exploiting the openness of a Western democratic republic or constitutional monarchy. The exploitation may manifest in a dirty bomb, a suitcase nuke, chemical weapon, biological terror and/or some sort of infrastructure attack (computers, power plants, water supply, EMP or such).

America after 911 provided a situation in the effective government to more openly admit the existence of a government contingency plan that centralizes power to meet a crisis, i.e. a shadow government.

The existence of President Bush’s executive order to establish a shadow government thus came under scrutiny by both Leftists intent on whining about the conservative nature of the Bush Administration and the Slanted Right concerned about the Constitutional nullification issues that arise with such a ‘no checks and balances’ centralized government.

Now check it out! The prince of American Leftists in America is not only continuing President Bush’s Shadow government plan, but appears to be strengthening the role of the military as the arbiter of that shadow government.

Frankly the American Left and the American Right should both be raising red flags (oops the Left has already done that) or caution flags. The termination of the U.S. Constitution would affect both the altruism of Leftist ideology and the slanted Right sanctity of strict constructionist constitutionalism. The give and take that has brought balance to America for so many years prior to judicial activism would definitely tilt to the evil of corrupting power on either side of the spectrum.

And yet the dilemma is some sort of order or a path to return to order has to be in effect to confront the designs of foreign or transnational threats to the American people.

It appears there are two threats to the constitutional American way of life: well funded transnational terrorism and a necessary rapid response to confront the actions of rogue governments or transnational terrorists.

The real American hero will be an Abraham Lincolnesque person with a just intent for the American future.

The American traitor will be the Benedict Arnoldesque person willing to sell out the American way of life for personal gain or ideological elitism (Left or Right).

The former will use extra-constitutional means in order to return constitutional rule of law. The later will use the crisis to terminate the U.S. Constitution to implement an ideological centralized government eliminating the ‘checks and balances’ the Founding Fathers developed to lesson a tyranny of the government.

Abraham Lincoln skirted many constitutional restraints in order to preserve the Union of the United States of America. Lincoln and/or the relatively young Republican Party could have tossed the U.S. Constitution to force a different kind of America to evolve. If Lincoln’s leadership lost the Civil War the American States no doubt would have fractured into banana republics similar to the turmoil Latin America has experienced after slowly gaining independence from the Spanish empire.

A successful terrorist attack straining the infrastructure of America will no doubt place an individual calling the shots in a shadow government with the same dilemmas President Lincoln faced in a less complicated time. Will that person be a leader of honor in the mold of Washington and Lincoln or an ideologue wishing to transform America into a political vision of either the Left or the Right?

The Roman Republic transfer to the Roman Empire is a rough parallel that comes to mind.

JRH 7/29/09

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sarah Palin Farewell Speech

Sarah Palin gives a very charismatic farewell speech as she departs as Governor of Alaska. This gal is a leader.

CNN wrong once again – birth record not destroyed

Okay, here is yet another Birther post; however until President Barack Hussein Obama is willing to be fully transparent as his Presidential campaign claimed he would be the occasional repeated Birther will be brought up.

JRH 7/28/09
CNN wrong once again – birth record not destroyed
Hawaii contradicts network boss' claim that Obama certificate no longer exists

By Jerome R. Corsi
Posted: July 27, 2009 8:36 pm Eastern
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Directly contradicting CNN chief Jon Klein – who ordered host Lou Dobbs to quit discussing President Obama's birth certificate – the Hawaii Department of Health affirmed that no paper birth certificates were destroyed when the department moved to electronic record-keeping.

"I am not aware of any birth certificate records that have been destroyed by the department," Janice Okubo, public information officer for the Hawaii DOH, told WND. "When the department went electronic in 2001, vital records, whether in paper form or any other form, [were] maintained. We don't destroy records."

Okubo affirmed that beginning in 2001, all vital records, including birth records, moved to electronic formats.

"Any records that we had in paper or any other form before 2001 are still in file within the department," she insisted. "We have not destroyed any vital statistics records that we have."

Last Thursday, Klein, CNN's U.S. president, told staffers of "Lou Dobbs Tonight" the issue of Obama's birth certificate and his eligibility to be president is a "dead" story.

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According to, Klein wrote in an e-mail that CNN researchers found Hawaiian records were discarded in 2001 when the state's records system went electronic. Therefore, Klein said, Obama's original long-form birth certificate no longer exists. A computer-generated abbreviated version that has been promoted on the Internet is the official record, he said.

"It seems to definitively answer the question," Klein wrote. "Since the show's mission is for Lou to be the explainer and enlightener, he should be sure to cite this during your segment tonite. And then it seems this story is dead – because anyone who still is not convinced doesn't really have a legitimate beef."

Hawaii's Okubu refused to say whether the DOH has Obama's original long-form birth certificate, explaining state law prohibited her from commenting on the birth records of any specific person.

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Okubu's refusal to comment on the status of Obama's long-form birth certificate seemed to contradict an Oct. 31, 2008, letter by Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of health for the state of Hawaii. Fukino claimed she personally saw and could verify that Hawaii had Obama's original long-form birth certificate on file.

But both Okubu and Fukino are now on the record contradicting CNN's claim that Hawaii had destroyed Obama's long-form birth certificate when the health department went electronic in 2001.

The White House has refused to acknowledge repeated requests from WND that Obama authorize the Hawaii DOH to release all his birth records, including his original long-form birth certificate.

WND also has reported Obama has not released his kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records and his adoption records.

WND also has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama's status as a "natural born citizen." The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

In addition, the question over Obama's eligibility is being raised on billboards nationwide.

The billboard campaign follows an ongoing petition campaign launched several months ago by WND Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah.

Send a contribution to support the national billboard campaign that asks a simple question: "Where's the birth certificate?"


Jerome R. Corsi is a staff reporter for WND. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in political science in 1972 and has written many books and articles, including his best-sellers "The Obama Nation" and "The Late Great USA." Other books include "Showdown with Nuclear Iran," "Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil," which he co-authored with WND columnist Craig. R. Smith, and "Atomic Iran."

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Anglican priest disgraces authentic Christianity

Have you ever heard the name Naim Ateek (an Anglican Priest)? If you hear or see that name it should evoke images of Judas Iscariot betraying Jesus the Christ.

Ateek is a classic example of Anti-Semitic propaganda that is prevalent in Europe (I presume Britain in Ateek’s case) and is now gained a forum of listeners in America.

Ateek is an Anglican Priest who has made a living of calling Israel a genocidal nation. He calls Arabs that call themselves Palestinians an oppressed people. All this remarkable venom he levels against Israel even though the Arabs calling themselves Palestinians are Jew-hating terrorists or at the least supporters of Jew-hating terrorists.

JRH 7/27/09

Professor Gates held fundraiser for Obama

Wow! I just discovered the reason President Barack Hussein Obama reacted with such vehemence when Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was arrested for not corroborating with an Officer verifying his identity after a burglary report in the neighborhood.

Can you imagine! Professor Gates became bent out of shape when an officer who happened to be White asked for identification to confirm Professor Gates was the resident and not a burglar. The reason for Gates’ ire: Professor Gates is an Afro-American and he was not about to racially profiled by a White Police Officer attempting to do his duty.

Dear God in Heaven dude! Just show your ID and call it a night.

Anyway, I believe President BHO became upset not only because of a personal friendship and Gates being a Contributor to past and present political campaigns; BHO is also an ideological fellow traveler with Marxist supporter of radical black ideas Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

JRH 7/27/09 (Hat Tip: ConservativeNewsMedia)

British Govt. Targets Savage’s Jewishness in Ban

I have to confess I am not a big fan of Michael Savage. His version of the Slanted Right appears to be a bit harsh. On the other hand he is battling CAIR so I do have a bit interest in Savage at the moment.

Recently Savage was on a list of undesirables forbidden to enter the United Kingdom. I haven’t followed up on the certainty of a WND report that the incoming Home Secretary was removing Savage from that list.

Now information has been dredged up that Michael Savage was placed on that ‘forbidden to enter’ list because he is Jewish by heritage. Evidently the British government in typical Leftist egalitarian fashion that most of Europe is noted for these days did not wish to appear to be singling out Muslims for that list. The word came down to place Jewish Savage on the list in an effort to bring balance to the amount of Muslims on the list.

I guess this is the logical step for a nation willing to abandon its Western heritage to accommodate an immigrant Muslim culture by allowing Sharia Law to trump British law when it comes to intra-Muslim affairs in Britain. Couple this Muslim accommodation with rising European (including Britain) anti-Semitism, I guess the next logical step is to ban an American Jew as if that will placate the indigenous immigrant Muslim population.

Now that is a load of British manure.

JRH 7/27/09 (Hat Tip: CNIN)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fight Evil with Good

John R. Houk
© July 24, 2009

When Christ found me (I certainly was not looking for Him), I was an agnostic. My agnosticism was in the sense that I believed in the unexplained supernatural spiritual and in a supreme Creator; however my belief was the Creator could care less as to what happens in the physical realm.

I had a girlfriend who was a Christian (Full disclosure: the first wife). I was informed no romance in our dating was possible without Christ. So I made a deal.

The deal: I would examine the Bible to prove it was not truth for it was a bunch of words full of contradictions. If she could not refute my findings, the dating game was on. If she could refute my findings, Church bound I would be.

Honestly I did not get past the Beatitudes before Christ revealed Himself to me in a tangible way that I knew was reading the Truth of God Almighty.

So what is my point?

I was reading an article from the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (CADC) that actually provoked a recollection of the days that Salvation overtook me by the Grace and Mercy by the Redemptive act of the Son of God. The article is entitled, “Why Does God Allow His Enemies to Succeed?

The question is really an ages old question: If God is absolute Good, why does evil exist? Here I have no intention of tackling the essence of that question; however the question in the article started me to thinking about Christian conduct.

The essence of the CADC article questions the success upon success of evil via moral degradation (e.g. abortion, homosexuality, pornography etc.) and of the existence of reprehensible violence in the world (especially the violence perpetrated on Christian Believers). The article then plugs the Christian into the equation: If God allows such evil, should the Christian simply rollover to the inevitability of wickedness or should the Christian suck it up and take an active stand for God against evil.

Now here was my thought. Jesus Christ the Son of God was incarnated into human flesh in order for His human life to be unjustly terminated in so the twisted nature bequeathed by Adam would be straightened, the slate of sin erased and the Image of God through Christ planted into our human spirit redeeming humanity from the darkness prevalent in humanity and the world.

The example of Christ leading to that point was one of miracles, healings, the telling of the Good News of the significance of Salvation in Christ and non-retaliation to carnally inspired animosity. Indeed Believers in Christ are told to love their enemies and to do to others as you would have others do to you.

The point of the Good News is not to question the reason for the existence of evil in the Presence of the absolute goodness of God. Rather the point is to confront evil with Good (i.e. the Goodness of God).

Every path has a goal. The goal of humanity is to fulfill God’s purpose for humanity. Honestly I cannot attest to the very purpose God has for humanity. I can say I have read loads of books in which good Believing authors pointed toward many credible purposes God intends for His human creation. Instead of bouncing from “that sounds good to me” or “that one sound goods too,” I have settled for the full revelation of God’s purpose has yet to be revealed.

One thing is irrefutable though: God created humanity for a purpose that would eclipse the utility of other created sentient beings (e.g. angels).

The top created being before the creation of humanity appears to be an individual by the name of Lucifer. Old Lucifer was created good. For some inexplicable reason Lucifer figured he could be the top dog above his Creator. As far as I can tell this was time that evil entered existence.

Lucifer the Morning Star then became Satan the adversary. Then BOOM! God gave Satan and a third of the angels Satan convinced to be his followers the boot.

Now somewhere in time God created His first human being in His very Image and Likeness. The name Adam was assigned to him. Then God created from Adam a mate and called her name Eve. (Let’s loose the speculation of temporal time or if there were multiple Adams forming an Adamite race)

Evidently part of evil is jealousy. For Satan became jealous of any purpose Adam and future human descendants may have that would demote angelic beings (or in slew foot’s case, fallen angels).

Satan’s jealousy led to a purpose for Satan the adversary: the enslavement and/or destruction of God’s loved creation that humanity represented. You probably know the story from here. Satan tricked Adam through his love for Eve (yeah that is speculation) with the lie that Adam and Eve could become gods in like fashion as the Creator.

It is in that placing faith in Satan above God that the Image of God-nature in humanity became twisted and akin to the nature of Satan the adversary. It is the twisted nature of Satan that is passed down spiritually to all of Adam’s descendants UNLESS one accepts and believes in the Redemption and Resurrection of Jesus the Christ.

For me this explains the reason evil exists in the Presence of an absolute good God.

Could God have terminated the evil at its inception?

Absolutely! God is the Creator. God is the potter molding the clay who can sovereignly throw away corrupted clay and start anew. To toss the corrupted clay (i.e. humanity) it would be an admission of defeat to the adversary. God loses to no one.

In God’s love and miraculous power, He made a plan to fulfill His purpose for created humanity. That plan was to end the corruption then inherent in humanity with a plan for an uncorrupted human being to pay the price of Adam’s betrayal. Hence humanity has a path to overcome evil through Jesus Christ.

That plan was only partially realized at the Resurrection of Jesus the Christ the Son of God. Humanity’s inner spirit via faith has the choice to be a new creation in Christ re-imprinting the Image of God by untwisting the fallen nature with a new nature. Full Redemption is still in humanity’s future when the mind-soul and flesh are transformed totally into the glorious eternal being. This will include the Redemption of the earth. With the creation of a new earth and a new Heaven the goodness of God terminates the existence of evil in humanity’s environment.

Until that day evil will continue to worsen in the world. When the cup of evil is full, humanity’s complete Redemption will draw near and overtake our existence.

So now what am I trying to say?

I am saying in our individual sphere of influence the Character of Christ is sufficient to bring victory either in this life or the next life to come. Don’t be anxious rather trust in God even if this temporal life has the appearance of going down the tubes.

Where does faith come in?

I believe faith is a matter of stewardship. Everyone who believes in Christ is dealt a measure of faith. Disciplined stewardship of that faith enables one to do great acts for the Kingdom of God in this life. Modest or little stewardship will produce modest or little acts in the Kingdom of God.

Should a Christian feel condemned for the sense of one described as “O ye of little faith”? I say, “NO!

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,[a] who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:1-11 NKJV)

If you are in Christ there is no condemnation. If you are in Christ yet determine to live a life in the flesh, you will have NO peace in this life. Also focusing on a flesh-life endangers your position of being in Christ. Yep, I am one of those who believe if your life mocks God, your Salvation is in danger of disappearing. I am also saying I am not that judge who decides that status. All will make that discovery at the Last Judgment.

Now let me be clear about my thoughts on the faith-life. I am a believer in the prosperity message; however I do not believe God will honor one’s faith to acquire possessions for the sake personal pleasure unless that pleasure is something that benefits the Kingdom of God. So I am big on God giving one a blessed life of comfort according to one’s stewardship, but I am not one that includes ostentatious living that provokes a feeling of “I’m better than the next guy”. That should sound similar to the Lucifer to Satan transformation.

The primary importance of faith is not the good carnal life, rather the primary importance of faith is to seek the Kingdom of God drawing closer and closer to God. The heart-peace of God is sufficient to overcome every ill or evil that makes an attempt to enter and/or corrupt your life.

Does the peace of God mean Christians should be doormats for criminals and evil doers?

I do not think so. Check out Romans 13: 1-7:

1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. 5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

Police and military personnel exist to prevent evil. God ordains human authority to confront human evil.

Unfortunately in this age before the return of Christ, one nation’s good may be perceived as an evil by another nation. The reality of good and evil among human nations which incorporate a national and international rule of law can only be judged by God. After all God Almighty used a foreign heathen king to punish the disobedient lifestyle of the Chosen People. The Hebrew tribes lost their kingdom to foreign invaders and went into exile. This exile among the Judah exiles honed the spiritual life of Diaspora Jews. The Diaspora Jews (1st Babylon and 2nd Roman) solidified their faith to remain a cohesive group of people for thousands of years without their homeland.

Could moral depreciation cause the downfall of America that has until recently placed their foundation in Christianity? Or will prayer by the remnant bring on a Third Great Awakening as that which occurred before nationhood and in the early 19th century.

The CADC is calling for Christians to be active spiritually and politically in America to counter the Leftist social transformation in America. If I did misinterpret the CADC article, then I am calling for Christians to become active.

Below are some Scriptures in which meditation turned on the light and begin the diminishing of the darkness (All Scriptures are in the NKJV):

Matthew 5: 3-12

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5: 43-48

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[g] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[h] 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren[i] only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors[j] do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Roman 13: 8-10

8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,”[a] “You shall not covet,”[b] and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”[c] 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

1 Corinthians 13: 1-8a

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing.4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. …

1 Corinthian 13: 13

13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Galatians 5: 16-18

16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Galatians 5: 22-26

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Ephesians 5: 1-2

1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

Ephesians 6: 10-18

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints

JRH 7/24/09


Why Does God Allow His Enemies to Succeed?

Wednesday, 22 July 2009 18:04
Christian Anti-Defamation Commission

When you have been in spiritual warfare and the culture wars any length of time you will inevitably come to points in the battle when you ask, “what in the world is God doing?” We know that God is in control of His creation and has called us to pray and stand for him, yet some times we are tempted to think very hard thoughts against God or even want to give up.

If we affirm with the Bible that Jesus is Lord all, then why do we seem to be losing important moral battles? Hate crime laws are almost certain to be signed into law that will be used in an attempt to silence the church. Our Federal tax dollars are being spent on wicked overseas abortions and funding immoral “kill to heal” research on human embryos. Obama’s healthcare reform has a backdoor effort in it to give radical feminists and the abortion industry everything they want.

Our biblical principles are taking a beating in the culture right now. So the question remains. What is God up to? More importantly, what are we supposed to be doing as believers? Let’s look at the Bible for some help.

Pop Quiz
First of all, this struggle with God’s providence is not unique to us, even though it feels like it sometimes. The inspired prophet Jeremiah put it this way, “Righteous are You, O Lord, when I plead with You; Yet let me talk with You about Your judgments. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are those happy who deal so treacherously? You have planted them, yes, they have taken root; They grow, yes, they bear fruit. You are near in their mouth but far from their mind. (Jeremiah 12:1-2; NKJV)

Jeremiah was frustrated with the way God was working in Israel. Wicked people doing evil things seemed unstoppable. They even talked like they were true believers and as if they were intent on doing the Lord’s work even though they had no intention of submitting to God’s revealed will. Sound familiar?

But, Jeremiah knew that God was still at work even in the midst of setbacks. “But You, O Lord, know me; You have seen me, And You have tested my heart toward You.” (Jeremiah 12:3a; NKJV)

God works in mysterious ways as he administers his inscrutable providence. Jeremiah realized that even in the midst of setbacks God is at work among his people revealing their faith and character. Yes, this is a test. Will we remain steadfast, immovable and abound in the work of the Lord even when it is difficult?

The Art of War
God is always most concerned about his people and is constantly working all things together for their good and His own glory. When we read the scriptures we see some predictable historical patterns.

First, God graciously saves and delivers his people. Then there is a honeymoon filled with blessings. Then God’s people become complacent and backslide into various sins and idolatry. So God sends prophets to call his people back. The prophets are killed. So foreign enemies, drought and wicked kings etc. are sent to afflict his people. After suffering, sometimes for long periods, the people cry out to God for mercy and they repent. Then God sends a savior to rescue them. The people are blessed and the cycle starts over.

This tells us a lot about human nature and God’s providence. This pattern is most vividly on display in the book of Judges where we see a downward spiral of Israel after taking up residence in the Promised Land.

In the midst of the historical narrative recorded in Judges the Holy Spirit gives us some important insights into the reasons for this process. Why didn’t God make it easy for his people to follow him? Why didn’t He simply destroy all the surrounding pagan nations that would be a constant temptation and thorn in Israel’s side? Here’s why.

“Now these are the nations which the Lord left, that He might test Israel by them, that is, all who had not known any of the wars in Canaan (this was only so that the generations of the children of Israel might be taught to know war, at least those who had not formerly known it), namely, five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who dwelt in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to the entrance of Hamath. And they were left, that He might test Israel by them, to know whether they would obey the commandments of the Lord, which He had commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses. Judges 3:1-5

God left enemies for his people to overcome and in the process Israel was being tested. Would they remain faithful and live a life pleasing to God or would they be tempted to intermarry and worship foreign gods? Would they stand up and fight and learn the art of war? God wanted Israel to be able to defend itself and the way he taught them was through the attacks of the enemy. You learn by doing. Ultimately, Israel failed the test and the kingdom of God was taken away from them (Mathew 21:43) and they were dispersed.

Pneumatic Warfare
Now God is training his church in the art of spiritual warfare. It is not a physical, carnal struggle or a battle of flesh and blood. Rather it is an unseen, spiritual, theological and moral struggle for the souls and minds of men and nations.

God could have destroyed all our enemies fully and finally at the cross. We know that death, Hell and Satan were all defeated in principle on the cross and by Christ’s resurrection . Christ’s full and final victory is absolutely secure, yet for God’s own purposes there is still a spiritual warfare to engage and holy history to be made.

We do not fight for victory but from Christ’s victory. In this we as believers have the highest possible honor. We are invited to co-labor with Christ as he subdues all of his enemies under his feet.

Can’t We Just Be Positive Christians?
But what if someone does not like all this talk about war and prefers only to discuss God in terms of his love and mercy? While this is understandable, it is not an accurate representation of who God really is.

Hear God’s Word. “The Lord is a Man of war, the Lord is his name.” (Exodus 15:3) “Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle.” (Psalm 24:8) “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.” (Revelation 19:11) After use of familial terms, the second most common metaphor used in the New Testament for believers are military terms.

Mankind bears to some degree all of God’s image, even the glorious martial facets of his nature. Of course, sin has distorted God’s image and that is why we need God to renew his image in us through the gospel. But we are called to embrace and reflect the totality of God’s character. To deny one aspect of God’s nature is a denial of God’s unity and simplicity. It is heretical to deny any attribute of God or to juxtapose one against the other. God is not schizophrenic or inwardly conflicted, but always acts perfectly in accordance with all his entire nature. For example, God’s justice is a holy, loving, merciful expression of all his perfect being.

For our own good and His own glory God allows enemies to attack us and even apparently succeed for a season to test our faith and courage. Theoretically, we could all be glorified and enjoy the eternal joys of heaven the moment after we are saved by faith in Christ. But this life is a proving ground. Will we stand when it is hard or will we compromise and adopt the ways of the world? Will we lay up treasures in heaven or simply live for the pleasures of this world? Will we reflect God’s image as a spiritual soldier?

All of life is intended to drive us to Christ, even our greatest victories and our most crushing failures, so that in all things he has the preeminence. This world is not and never will be heaven, but it is the perfect place for God to prepare you for it. One of those necessary preparations is to develop courage and tenacity to stay in the fight and persevere to the end.

Cowards Go First
For years I have threatened to print up tee shirts that say, “Cowards go first.” Then under the words have a picture of Dante’s Inferno. Why?

It is axiomatic to “begin with the end in mind.” So what do we know about the ultimate end of this life? At the end of time when the final judgment is being meted out by our victorious King Jesus we read these words, “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." (Revelation 21:8; NKJV)

I never cease to be surprised by this list. It is not one that I would have created and therefore reflects my defective perspective on what is important to God. The very first kind of person mentioned that deserves eternal wrath from God’s point of view is not the murderer, the sexual deviant or even the one who is involved with satanic witchcraft, rather it is the coward.

The Greek word for “coward” here infers being timid and fainthearted. Remember Revelation was written to the Churches in Asia Minor who were suffering terribly for their faith. So Christ graciously gives them the greatest incentive to remain faithful and not to give way under persecution and apostatize.

While we are nowhere near the kind of persecution that many others have experienced for Christ, we still need the same bold, spirit-filled life of a first century martyr. Jesus said the Holy Spirit would make us witnesses for him. The Greek root for being a witness is martureo. To be a Christian is to be a faithful witness to Christ unto death. No cowards allowed.

Only courageous Christians are admitted to heaven the true land of the free and home of the brave. Hell is the eternal abode of spiritual and moral cowards. We experience a foretaste of heaven when as Christians we courageously overcome the world the flesh and the Devil. We get a foretaste of Hell when we live fearful, cowardly lives.

By Grace through faith in Christ
Of course, who can say they have always been a fearless follower of Christ? We can only have true spiritual courage, verses false, fleshly bravado, by the grace of and the power of the Holy Spirit. We must repent of carnal thinking and worldly perceptions and ask God to open our eyes to the glory of His Son sitting at his right hand. By fixing our eyes on Jesus, not our enemies or circumstances, we will be enabled to run our race and fight the good fight of faith.

May God grant us the fullness of the Holy Spirit to boldly stand in our day. May he strengthen us to do his will as we faithfully make use of the means of grace in His Word and Spirit. By faith we declare with God’s help we will make no excuses and offer no apologies. We purpose to fight for Christ’s glory and kingdom, no matter what the enemies of Christ say or do. The battle belongs to the Lord, but faithfulness in the fight is our holy and blessed obligation.

Fight Evil with Good
John R. Houk
© July 24, 2009

Why Does God Allow His Enemies to Succeed?
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Joe Kaufman Whoops Legal Jihad

Joe Kaufman runs the website Americans Against Hate (AAH). The very name is emblematic of anti-racism. The AAH has a special focus on a group of people who demonstrate a huge capacity to “hate” people who disagree with them. That group of People is the overt and covert supporters of radical Islam.

The AAH has a blog that picks on the American-Muslim group who often claims to represent the plight of Muslims in America – Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Thus the blog is called CAIR Watch.

Trust me though, CAIR is not the only American-Muslim group pretending to be moderate when in fact they either support radical Islam or actually receives funds from radical Islamic groups (Hamas comes to mind).

Joe Kaufman led a relatively small group of people to protest a meeting led by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) in Dallas, Texas. Here was the result of that exercise of Free Speech:

… Joe Kaufman, an American activist and the chairman of Americans Against Hate, traveled to Texas to lead a peaceful ten-person protest against the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), an organization that has been tied to Pakistani radical Islamic groups. During Kaufman's peaceful protest he was served with a harsh temporary restraining order as well as a suit alleging defamation and harassment. What is particularly troubling about Kaufman's case, is that the suit was not filed against him by ICNA, but by seven Dallas area plaintiffs who had never previously been mentioned by Kaufman, nor had they present at Kaufman's protest. ... (quoted from post)

The legal intimidation Kaufman experienced has several names: lawfare, stealth Jihad, soft Jihad, legal Jihad and probably a few terms I have missed. Nonetheless, all the words refer Muslims or Muslim groups with money who intimidate anti-Islamists and anti-Jihadists into silence by burying them in legal molasses.

There have been some very successful cases of Muslims intimidating their critics internationally. This specifically has been successful in Europe because civil law places the burden of proof on the defendant rather than the accusing plaintiff.

America has been a bit more difficult for moneyed Muslims to intimidate for the law here is the plaintiff (i.e. the accuser) must prove the defendant libel. Also the defendant has the right to “discovery” in which the asking of all documents must be followed through for the defense to have an opportunity to build its case.

There have been cases though in which foreign governments (due to treaties or such legal manipulations) have asked American jurisdiction to enforce the decisions of foreign courts against American citizens. Many States have enacted anti-libel terrorism legislation (or the various names mentioned above) and the Federal government has worked on legislation as well. The aim for legislation against foreign law suits is to make sure American civil rights trumps any divergence of a foreign law in litigation.

Writers such as Joe Kaufman have been assailed by financially endowed American-Muslim or North American-Muslim groups as a form of legal intimidation. The intimidation is not necessarily with the goal of winning, rather the goal is to break the accused with legal fees that are unaffordable.

With the pro bono aid of the Thomas More Law Center, Kaufman has scored a victory for American Free Speech and placed another dent in Legal Jihad as a tool of persecution.

WorldNetDaily has a detailed account of a Texas State Appeals Court dismissing the Legal Jihad against Joe Kaufman.

JRH 7/23/09 (Hat Tip: ACT! For America)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Interview with M.A. Khan

Here is an insightful interview conducted by Bill Warner of Political Islam with M.A. Khan of Islam Watch. As Bill Warner points out in his introduction, Khan is the author of an excellent book (which I have read) entitled, “Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism, and Slavery”.

The theme M.A. Khan presents in the interview is to provide Mohammedans with the truth of Islam’s (Mohamedanism’s) history and legacy to shame Mohammedans out of Islam.

Brought up in the conversation is the difficulty of reaching this goal because of the extreme indoctrination Mohammedans receive in their environment coupled with the sad fact that the Hanafi-Salafist-Wahhabi-Ikhwan form of Mohammedanism is well financed. That financing includes offsetting truth with propaganda lies that truth tellers are Islamophobic haters.

The hater theme in the predominantly Mohammedan Middle East has resulted in the banning of such website as
Jihad Watch, Islam Watch, Political Islam, Faith Freedom International, and The Religion of Peace and so on. Even some Western nations have blocked these websites because the big money involved in radical Islam has convinced Western governments to ban such truth telling websites.

M.A. Khan believes only a drastic change from somewhere will
enable the truth to overcome the well financed lies perpetrated as truth.

JRH 7/22/09

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Marginalizing Sarah Palin

Say the name ‘Sarah Palin.’ The very name evokes images that are wildly supportive to extreme castigation.

Those that are supportive are admirers of her charisma and stand for moral values.

Those that castigate Palin either propagate the lie that Palin is an unintelligent moron or are listeners to that lie. The primary sources of that lie politically are Leftists and the Mainstream Media (MSM) who undoubtedly fears Palin will have an influence in Conservative politics. The Leftist fear - if unwittingly prophetic - is probably based on an individual that can capture the minds and hearts of voters which President Reagan did in the ‘80’s. Thus the fear is another Conservative revolution that would reverse the socio-economic horrid transformation that President Barack Hussein Obama has began to implement.

So I love finding a credible writer that
points out these deficient lies are indeed fabrications to propagandize mainstream America. That person I found is Bill O’Reilly.

JRH 7/21/09

Monday, July 20, 2009

Obama Appears Ready to Jettison Israel

It is becoming very evident that President Hussein Obama’s “real agenda” toward Israel is to force the Jewish Israeli government to give up land that is sacred and acquired by the sweat and blood of its citizens in repulsing invading Arab armies.

BHO is attempting to force Israel to acquiesce to an existential threat in the creation of an Arab State to be known as Palestine.

In BHO’s effort to accomplish his designs he is using the oratorical skills of lying rhetoric to entice Americans as a whole and American Jews in particular to buy into the absurd Two-State Solution for sovereign Israel and a group of Arab created refugees who have NO historical heritage to the land they wish to make a nation.

So far Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government has repulsed the BHO demands concerning Israel; however I am unsure if a little slice of democracy in the Middle East will be able to resist Obama if he begins to squeeze Israel’s economy and Israel’s defense that are backed up by America. (Note backed up but not dependent as a lot of despotic or fragile governments might be.)

Anne Bayefsky writes that Jewish Israeli citizens are coalescing into a majority support for Netanyahu’s resistance to the Obama Agenda.

The irony is that American Jews seem to have a majority favoring the creation of a sovereign Palestine. BHO is attempting to manipulate public support by giving the impression that American Jews are 100% behind the Obama Agenda for Israel. The reality is BHO is asking only American Jews that are extremely favorable to the Obama Agenda and excluding American Jews from voicing concerns about Obama’s agenda being an existential threat to Israel.

JRH 7/20/09 (Hat Tip: ICJS Research)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

'Jerusalem Is Not Negotiable'

Apparently President Barack Hussein Obama issued orders to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu via America’s Ambassador to Israel demanding the Israeli government cease (like NOW) from any construction in what used to East Jerusalem.

That is to say Jews are not allowed to own or build land in the City of David because before 1967 Jordan had sovereignty over East Jerusalem.

As a blog I just read will note: Obama’s demand was moronically put forth even though Arabs are allowed to buy and live in land in what used to be West Jerusalem. Also the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians are building illegally in Samaria and Judea (West Bank) in order to force out Jewish residents under the expectation the West (America in particular) will force the creation of a sovereign State to be known as Palestine.

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman gave the appropriate response to the Obamessiah bully. In short summary, the word could be “TOUGH!”

JRH 7/19/09

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Nazism, Eugenics and Abortion

John R. Houk
© July 18, 2009

Updated: August 30, 2015

When anyone writes about Adolf Hitler the reader (who is normal) thinks of unspeakable evil. It has been many years since Hitler’s Third Reich lost WWII. Due to that longevity those who have even a piecemeal knowledge of history usually connect Hitler to the Holocaust of nearly six million Jews.

The thing that people forget is that Hitler also is responsible for roughly another six million genocidal deaths as well. Who was the other half of Hitler’s evil insidious murders?

The answer is a long list. That list was based was based on racial purity versus those considered unworthy of life (Lebensunwertes Leben): races Hitler considered inferior to a master race, criminal, degenerate, dissident, feeble-minded, homosexual, idle, insane, religious, and weak (hardly an inclusive list).

So Hitler’s Holocaust meant the death of around twelve million human beings (give or take depending on who you read).

What was the inspiration for such a degenerate evil plan?

Most people leap to the Hitler/Nazi concept of the Master Race (aka Aryan Race).

How did Hitler develop the concept of a Master Race of pure Germans meant to rule the world?

The obvious answer is wicked prejudice; however prejudice was only an instigating thought that needed a plausible reason to delude people into believing in a Master Race.

How did Hitler find a plausible reason to match his deadly prejudice?

The reason was the warped science derived from Social Darwinism. Simply put, Social Darwinism is the utilizing Darwin’s Theory of Evolution in a socio-economic venue. Thus the “survival of the fittest” concept of the stronger biological beings transforming into a better being as environment eliminates the weaker beings is applied to human races.

Surely you can see where this is leading – right? Certainly the Master Race comes to mind.

Now how did Social Darwinism find its way into Hitler’s Master Race concept?

The science of the day Hitler discovered was the study of eugenics. The idea behind eugenics was to breed intelligence and prowess into humanity and breeding stupidity and weakness out of humanity.

Eugenics sounds like a lofty altruistic study; however the study of eugenics’ beginnings was not sweetness and light for humanity. A British person may have coined the phrase “eugenics” but it was American scientific embacement by which theories, studies and experimental implementation took place.

In America the State of California became the epicenter of American eugenics studies. These studies led to these kinds of concepts:

Eugenics was the racist pseudoscience determined to wipe away all human beings deemed "unfit," preserving only those who conformed to a Nordic stereotype. Elements of the philosophy were enshrined as national policy by forced sterilization and segregation laws, as well as marriage restrictions, enacted in twenty-seven states. In 1909, California became the third state to adopt such laws. Ultimately, eugenics practitioners coercively sterilized some 60,000 Americans, barred the marriage of thousands, forcibly segregated thousands in "colonies," and persecuted untold numbers in ways we are just learning. Before World War II, nearly half of coercive sterilizations were done in California, and even after the war, the state accounted for a third of all such surgeries.

California was considered an epicenter of the American eugenics movement. During the Twentieth Century's first decades, California's eugenicists included potent but little known race scientists, such as Army venereal disease specialist Dr. Paul Popenoe, citrus magnate and Polytechnic benefactor Paul Gosney, Sacramento banker Charles M. Goethe, as well as members of the California State Board of Charities and Corrections and the University of California Board of Regents.

Stanford president David Starr Jordan originated the notion of "race and blood" in his 1902 racial epistle "Blood of a Nation," in which the university scholar declared that human qualities and conditions such as talent and poverty were passed through the blood.

In 1904, the Carnegie Institution established a laboratory complex at Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island that stockpiled millions of index cards on ordinary Americans, as researchers carefully plotted the removal of families, bloodlines and whole peoples. From Cold Spring Harbor, eugenics advocates agitated in the legislatures of America, as well as the nation's social service agencies and associations.

The Harriman railroad fortune paid local charities, such as the New York Bureau of Industries and Immigration, to seek out Jewish, Italian and other immigrants in New York and other crowded cities and subject them to deportation, trumped up confinement or forced sterilization.

The Rockefeller Foundation helped found the German eugenics program and even funded the program that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz.

Much of the spiritual guidance and political agitation for the American eugenics movement came from California's quasi-autonomous eugenic societies, such as the Pasadena-based Human Betterment Foundation and the California branch of the American Eugenics Society, which coordinated much of their activity with the Eugenics Research Society in Long Island. These organizations--which functioned as part of a closely-knit network--published racist eugenic newsletters and pseudoscientific journals, such as Eugenical News and Eugenics, and propagandized for the Nazis. (Excerpted from “The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics” by Edwin Black)

American eugenics practices became the model by which Adolf Hitler fueled his prejudice and find a then widely accepted scientific principle to apply to Germany to develop a genetically pure Master Race.

In my opinion this establishes the practice of eugenics as evil for its implementation was NOT voluntary. Eugenic apologists today tout their science as something that is voluntary. As far as I am concerned this is propaganda to reach funding to build on the harsh practices of early American 20th century to eliminate one human’s definition of inferior which led to the dastardly genocide of the Nazi implemented Holocaust.

You would think I am finished with this essay with getting to the point of the wickedness of early eugenics in America that inspired Adolf Hitler. I am not.

Have you heard of Planned Parenthood?

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate.

For more than 90 years, we’ve worked to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices. (About us page)
[Blog Editor: "About us page" as of 8/30/15]

Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Our skilled health care professionals are dedicated to offering men, women, and teens high-quality, affordable medical care. One in four American women has chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life.

The heart of Planned Parenthood is in the local community. Our 95 unique, locally governed affiliates nationwide operate more than 850 health centers, which reflect the diverse needs of their communities.

These health centers provide a wide range of safe, reliable health care — and more than 90 percent is preventive, primary care, which helps prevent unintended pregnancies through contraception, reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections through testing and treatment, and screen for cervical and other cancers. Caring physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff take time to talk with clients, encouraging them to ask questions in an environment that millions have grown to trust. (From the “Who We Are” page) [Blog Editor: "Who We Are" as of 8/30/15]

This sounds good and altruistic especially for women and teenage girls. It is interesting that the “more than 90 percent is preventive” also matches the percentage of women who get an abortion as a convenience. Many of these poor gals are led to believe by organizations such as Planned Parenthood that an abortion is a mere biological surgery removing a fetus like one removes an appendix. I am a proponent of Biblical Morality hence I view abortions of convenience as the murder of innocent children who have the right to live way above any individual’s right to kill for convenience.

Do you know who Margaret Sanger (1883 – 1966) was? Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood.

Let’s read some of Sanger’s beliefs from her own words:

"The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Margaret Sanger, Women and the New Race (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923)

On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
"...human weeds,' 'reckless breeders,' 'spawning... human beings who never should have been born." Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people

On sterilization & racial purification:
Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial "purification," couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.

On the right of married couples to bear children:
Couples should be required to submit applications to have a child, she wrote in her "Plan for Peace." Birth Control Review, April 1932

On the purpose of birth control:
The purpose in promoting birth control was "to create a race of thoroughbreds," she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2)

On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial minorities:
"More children from the fit, less from the unfit -- that is the chief aim of birth control." Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12

On the extermination of blacks:
"We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population," she said, "if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon

On respecting the rights of the mentally ill:
In her "Plan for Peace," Sanger outlined her strategy for eradication of those she deemed "feebleminded." Among the steps included in her evil scheme were immigration restrictions; compulsory sterilization; segregation to a lifetime of farm work; etc. Birth Control Review, April 1932, p. 107

On adultery:
A woman's physical satisfaction was more important than any marriage vow, Sanger believed. Birth Control in America, p. 11

Planned Parenthood's Goal:
Dr. Lena Levine in 1953, concerning Planned Parenthood's purpose and planned course of action: "... to be ready as educators and parents to help young people obtain sex satisfaction before marriage. By sanctioning sex before marriage we will prevent fear and guilt. We must also relieve those who have these ... feelings, and we must be ready to provide young boys and girls with the best contraceptive measures available so they will have the necessary means to achieve sexual satisfaction without having to risk possible pregnancy." (Planned Parenthood News, Summer 1953) ." ("Psycho-Sexual Development," quoted in Planned Parenthood News, Summer 1953, pg. 10) [Margaret Sanger in her Own Words]

Sanger’s Planned Parenthood was implemented to practice her concepts of eugenics to build a better race in America and preventing the breeding of those she felt were in inferior. It is no wonder pro-choice gals are brainwashed to dispose the Biblical concept of life from conception.

I will allow others to debate about the morality of the death of children in the other 10% of abortions. I sense that many pro-life supporters would take offense of my thoughts about issues I have not completely solidified in my own thinking. Nonetheless, Sanger’s birth control ideology is centered on eugenics to eliminate the unworthy and 90% of abortions are performed as simple birth control when in reality it is murder.

If you doubt Sanger bought into the eugenics theories of creating a superior race and eliminating inferior races you should spend some time researching one Sanger’s pet projects: The Negro Project.

The aim of the program was to restrict—many believe exterminate—the black population. Under the pretense of “better health” and “family planning,” Sanger cleverly implemented her plan. What's more shocking is Sanger's beguilement of black America's crème de la crème—those prominent, well educated and well-to-do—into executing her scheme. Some within the black elite saw birth control as a means to attain economic empowerment, elevate the race and garner the respect of whites.

In 1929, 10 years before Sanger created the Negro Project, the ABCL (this later became Planned Parenthood) laid the groundwork for a clinic in Harlem, a largely black section of New York City. It was the dawn of the Great Depression, and for blacks that meant double the misery. Blacks faced harsher conditions of desperation and privation because of widespread racial prejudice and discrimination. From the ABCL's perspective, Harlem was the ideal place for this “experimental clinic,” which officially opened on November 21, 1930. Many blacks looked to escape their adverse circumstances and therefore did not recognize the eugenic undercurrent of the clinic. The clinic relied on the generosity of private foundations to remain in business.18 In addition to being thought of as “inferior” and disproportionately represented in the underclass …

… She convinced black civic groups in Harlem of the “benefits” of birth control, under the cloak of “better health” (i.e., reduction of maternal and infant death; child spacing) and “family planning.” So with their cooperation, and the endorsement of The Amsterdam News (a prominent black newspaper), Sanger established the Harlem branch of the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau.21 The ABCL told the community birth control was the answer to their predicament.

Sanger shrewdly used the influence of prominent blacks to reach the masses with this message. She invited DuBois and a host of Harlem's leading blacks, including physicians, social workers, ministers and journalists, to form an advisory council to help direct the clinic “so that our work in birth control will be a constructive force in the community.”22 She knew the importance of having black professionals on the advisory board and in the clinic; she knew blacks would instinctively suspect whites of wanting to decrease their numbers. She would later use this knowledge to implement the Negro Project. (Tanya L. Green, The Negro Project: Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Plan for Black Americans) [Link Updated]

The popularity of abortion as a woman’s right of choice has its foundation in Margaret Sanger’s concept of elimination inferior races, people who seem to have heredity of poverty, those physical and mental defects.

Abortion is not only murder, it was initiated as a Leftist (yes Nazis are Leftists) scheme to eugenically improve the human race on the terms of race superiority.

The article that motivated me to find the disturbing news of the origins of Planned Parent was a critical essay by Mark Alexander entitled, “ObamaCare and the Culture of Death.” [Blog Editor: A similar version only on The Patriot Post] Alexander gets to the heart of the matter of Sanger’s motives and ties it in to the potential result of President Barack Hussein Obama’s Slanted Left concept of Universal Health Care.

JRH 7/18/09
Blog Editor: Below this point is what was posted on the original archive site.
ObamaCare and the Culture of Death

Mark Alexander [Link Dead]
Published 16 July 2009
Patriot Post [Link Dead - Similar Alexander link on The Patriot Post] Vol. 09 No. 28

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government." --Thomas Jefferson

Now that Barack Hussein Obama has undermined free enterprise by nationalizing major financial and manufacturing sectors of our economy, he has set his sights on the health care sector, which comprises almost 18 percent of the U.S. economy.

This shouldn't surprise us. After all, he did promise a "fundamental transformation of the United States of America," and his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, did cite the current economic crisis as the means for doing so. "Rule 1: Never allow a crisis to go to waste," Emanuel said. "They are opportunities to do big things."

Of course, there is NO constitutional authority [Updated Link]or precedent for this massive government intrusion into the private sector. But then, when do Leftists look to any authority higher than themselves?

Considering the prospect of Socialists in charge of dispensing health care from cradle to grave, I was reminded, by none other than Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that when one is in need of health care, one should not depend on folks who advocate a "culture of death."

In an interview last week, Ginsburg said that she thought "at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of."

This comment was not some senile blunder from an aging jurist noted for nodding off during High Court deliberations.

In fact, Ginsburg's candid assessment of the Left's advocacy for abortion as a means for controlling propagation of undesirable ethnic groups is based upon the writings of atheist social activist and leftist icon Margaret Sanger.

Some 50 years before Roe v. Wade, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which later became Planned Parenthood, now the largest perpetrator of abortions in the U.S.

Sanger asserted that ministry to the poor, a fundamental tenet of Christianity, is responsible for excessive numbers of "unwanted" ethnic breeds. "Those vast, complex, interrelated organizations aiming to control and to diminish the spread of misery and destitution and all the menacing evils that spring out of this sinisterly fertile soil, are the surest sign that our civilization has bred, is breeding, and is perpetuating constantly increasing numbers of defectives, delinquents, and dependents. My criticism, therefore, is not directed at the failure of philanthropy, but rather at its success. These dangers are inherent in the very idea of humanitarianism and altruism, dangers which have today produced their full harvest of human waste."

Ah, yes, "human waste." 

Sanger characterized the poor as "human weeds, reckless breeders, spawning ... human beings who never should have been born."

In "Woman and the New Race," Sanger insisted that women create an enormous "debt to society [by] creating slums, filling asylums with the insane, and institutions with other defectives. ... Poverty and the large family generally go hand in hand. ... The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."

Of blacks, Sanger wrote, "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

She advocated policies that ensured "more children from the fit, less from the unfit" in order to "to create a race of thoroughbreds." (Remember this quote the next time a liberal tells you that Fascists and Socialists [Updated Linkhave nothing in common.)

Sanger was certainly the 20th century's most noted American proponent of racist eugenics. However when we remind our liberal friends of the origins of Planned Parenthood, they sputter on about Sanger's support for eugenics being an anomaly of another time and context.

But Sanger's advocacy for the extermination of the "unwanted" is the basis of today's culture of death. Indeed, one of the adherents of eugenics now directs BHO's White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and is the co-chair of Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

John Holdren may not be openly advocating racial selection, but he clearly advocates mass sterilization and abortion in order to control human impact on the environment. This is nothing but a contemporary interpretation of Sanger's eliminating "human weeds" and "reckless breeders."

Holdren's modern day eugenics program is outlined in a book he co-authored, "Ecoscience," in which he calls for "a comprehensive Planetary Regime [in order to] control the development, administration, conservation and distribution of all natural resources."

One solution, writes Holdren, is "adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods" which would help weed out those "who contribute to social deterioration."

As for the constitutional authority, Holdren writes, "Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society."

"If some individuals contribute to general social deterioration by overproducing children," insists Holdren, "if the need is compelling, they can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility -- just as they can be required to exercise responsibility in their resource-consumption patterns -- providing they are not denied equal protection."

I suppose Holdren is Obama's "Czar of Compelling Needs."

As for global solutions, Holdren writes, "The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries' shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits. If this could be accomplished, security might be provided by an armed international organization, a global analogue of a police force. Many people have recognized this as a goal, but the way to reach it remains obscure in a world where factionalism seems, if anything, to be increasing. The first step necessarily involves partial surrender of sovereignty to an international organization."

Holdren is of course careful about how his "Planetary Regime" might enforce these limits, but given the common bonds of Fascists and Socialists, a contemporary global solution with much more efficient ecological results than dismembering children in the womb would be to release a biological agent targeting mass populations in developing regions of Asia and Africa -- something like strains of Swine or Bird Influenza. After all, AlGorites consider climate change to be a crisis of global proportions, and such a crisis requires innovative solutions.

Holdren concludes, "This may be the last opportunity to choose our own and our descendants' destiny. Failing to choose or making the wrong choices may lead to catastrophe. But it must never be forgotten that the right choices could lead to a much better world."

In 1931, futurist H.G. Wells wrote of Sanger's proposed regime, "The movement she started will grow to be, a hundred years from now, the most influential of all time. When the history of our civilization is written, it will be a biological history, and Margaret Sanger will be its heroine."

Apparently, Obama's director of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is prepared to do his part to sustain Sanger's legacy.

Given Holdren's musings about population control, should these folks be in charge of determining who receives what medical care?

Circling back to that same interview with Justice Ginsburg last week, here is how she defended a woman's right to end the life of her unborn child: "The basic thing is that the government has no business making that choice for a woman."

But in regard to ObamaCare, I doubt that Ginsburg would apply a similar standard: "The basic thing is that the government has no business making that choice."

The Hippocratic Oath, until recently the de facto position of medicine, established the fundamental principle that a physician should "First, do no harm." Perhaps BO himself should take that oath -- not that he has shown any penchant for honoring the one he took for his current job.

Nazism, Eugenics and Abortion
John R. Houk
© July 18, 2009
ObamaCare and the Culture of Death

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