Many times conservatives have such high standards that we want to win, but not at any cost. Our winning depends on our being right not expedient.
We need to fight to win the long haul, but we need to realize that small battles won allow us to keep fighting. Libs never declare total victory, because they are always pushing for more. Win a skirmish, a small battle and brag like crazy, then come back for more.
Libs are never satisfied. They desire to change society. They are willing to wait as long as it takes to fundamentally change America. And slowly they try…..
Nothing is ever free, even if democratic socialist declare it to be. The government has no money, it’s all the citizens who have it taken from them to be given away for votes.
Protest in Iran, protest in Hong Kong, protest in France, all in the name of freedom and less governmental control. Protest in America by left wing democratic socialist for less freedom and more governmental control.
American press is silent, fixated on a bag full of lies trying to overthrow a duly elected President. Wake up America!
Last week, US Attorney General William Barr gave an extraordinary speech about religious liberty at Notre Dame Law School. I have not been able to locate a transcript, and only found time to watch it this morning. Here’s a video of the entire thing. The speech itself begins at about the four-minute mark.
The AG begins by talking about the capacity for self-government, meaning not the form of administration of a liberal democracy, but the ability of individuals to master their own passions, and subject them to reason. Can we handle freedom? That, says Barr, is a question that preoccupied the Founders.
No society can exist without the capacity to restrain vice, he goes on to say. If you depend only on the government to do this, you get tyranny. (This, by the way, is what’s happening in China; many Chinese actually support the tyrannical Social Credit System, because communism destroyed civil society and social trust.) But, says Barr, licentiousness is another form of tyranny. People enslaved by their own appetites make community life impossible. (This, I would say, is what we are more endangered by in America today … and it will ultimately call forth tyranny, Chinese-style.)
Barr offers this quotation from Edmund Burke:
“Men are qualified for civil liberty, in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites; in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity; in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption; in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves.”
Why is religion a public good? Because, says Barr, it “trains people to want what is good.” It helps to frame a society’s moral culture, and instills moral discipline. No secular creed has emerged that can do what religion does, he says. And by casting religion out, we are dismantling the foundation of our public morality.
“What we call ‘values’ today are nothing more than mere sentimentality, drawing on the vapor trails of Christianity,” says the AG.
Barr took the gloves off, saying that religion is not jumping to its death; it’s being pushed.
“This is not decay,” he said. “This is organized destruction.” He named secularists in academia, media, and elsewhere as figures who are not neutral at all, but have rather inculcated a kind of religiosity in their own project of destroying religion. They conduct their own inquisitions and excommunications for heresy.
Read all of AG Barr’s speech at https://www.theamericanconservative.com/
Well worth the time to read and ponder.
Well written by Rod Dreher.
The effective, fervent, prayer of a righteous man avails much. NKJ
In looking toward our next big election in 2020, one in which I feel could be the most pivotal election we have ever had. Maybe not the most important, 2016 was probably that, but as far as what direction our country goes and if we keep our republic this election is it. Without 2016 we would not know the conspiracy and deep state coup and abject evil in high governmental places. We would never know how deep the tentacles of governmental bureaucracy and deep statism stretched. Our freedoms have been infringed upon. Even our very safety is in question from ideologs who think they have more knowledge than the common man. How many wars have we suffered through, how many false flag crisis have we endured and how much has the toll of death and the stench of slavery hung over over once proud republic.
2020 on the other hand is a stark and realistic choice between slavery and freedom. You may say I am trying to stir up emotions, but I feel this is a profound and true statement. Our nation was founded on Judeo- Christian values. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Each life has value and living the American dream is within reach of all who pursue their passion. God is their creator, even if they only profess, but not live out that confession. Morality is a hallmark of our long forgotten way of life. Imagine a society where everything you do, everything you say and everything you buy is controlled and evaluated by the authorities. Orwell’s 1984 could become a reality soon. If that is the kind of life you want, then vote democratic socialist in 2020. Take your pick, they’re all the same. That road leads to destruction and the loss of America.
Will you stand with me in rejecting socialism and government as god of this world? It is really that simple. Creator God, or governmental god. I choose God not a bureaucrat with a pen.
Will you pray?
2 Chronicles 5:17
I need prayer warriors that know when we drop to our knees all hell breaks loose against the enemy.
We are MORE than conquerors in Christ Jesus.
I will make a difference.
I will change the culture.