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October 20th, 2010 by olddog
THESE ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE
By Chuck Baldwin
October 20, 2010
In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies."
I would argue that we, like our patriot forebears, have also endured "patient sufferance." For at least a half-century, we have patiently endured the erosion and abridgment of our freedoms and liberties. We have watched the federal government become an overbearing and meddlesome Nanny State that pokes its nose and sticks its fingers in virtually everything we do. We cannot drive a car, buy a gun, or even flush a toilet without Big Brother's permission. We are taxed, regulated, and snooped-on from the time we are born to the day we die. And then after we are dead, we are taxed again.
In the same way that Jefferson and Company patiently suffered up until that shot was fired that was heard around the world, we who love freedom today are likewise patiently suffering "a long train of abuses and usurpations."
In fact, I would even dare say that these States United have become a boiling caldron of justifiable frustration and even anger.
Accordingly, it is incumbent upon us to very seriously and thoughtfully examine those principles that we absolutely will never cede or surrender. We have already surrendered much of the freedom that was bequeathed to us by our forefathers. We are now to the point that we must define those principles that form our "line in the sand" and that we will not surrender under any circumstance. Either that, or we must admit to ourselves that there is nothing–no principle, no freedom, no matter how sacred–that we will not surrender to Big Government.
Here, then, are those principles that, to me, must never be surrendered. To surrender these liberties to Big Government would mean to commit idolatry.
It would be sacrilege. It would reduce us to slavery. It would destroy our humanity. To surrender these freedoms would mean "absolute Despotism" and would provide moral justification to the proposition that such tyranny be "thrown off."
* The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Men without guns are not free men; they are slaves. Men without guns are not citizens; they are subjects. Men without guns have lost the right of self-defense. They have lost the power to defend their families and protect their properties. Men without guns are reduced to the animal kingdom, becoming prey to the Machiavellians among them who would kill them for sport or for their own personal pursuits. As King Jesus plainly ordered, "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." (Luke 22:36) This we will do–at all costs.
* The Right to Own Private Property
Like the right of self-defense, the private ownership of property is a God-given right that is rooted in the Sacred Text. As God told Moses, "Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it." (Deut. 19:14)
In fact, the history of Western Civilization is replete with the examples of free men who were determined (even at the cost of their very lives) to defend the right to own property. Without private property rights, men are reduced to serfs and servants. Like chattel, they feed themselves by another's leave. This we will not do.
* The Right to Train and Educate Our Children
Education has never been the responsibility of the State. From time immemorial, education has been the right and responsibility of the family.
This, too, has its foundation in the Sacred Volume. "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." (Eph. 6:4)
Therefore, the absolute right of homeshooling or private/parochial/Christian schooling must never be surrendered. Homeschooling, especially, is fundamental to freedom. It is not a coincidence that throughout history, most totalitarian governments forbade parents homeschooling their children.
Any government–federal, State, or local–that forbids, or even restricts, the right of parents to homeschool their children has taken upon itself the uniform of a tyrant.
* The Freedom of Speech and Worship
Speech and worship are matters of the heart and conscience (Luke 6:45; John 4:24). Only tyrants seek authority over matters of the heart. But, of course, that is what tyrants do: they seek to control men's thoughts and beliefs.
Hence, the alternative media is essential to liberty: the Internet, short wave radio, as well as independent magazines and periodicals. It is almost superfluous to say that there is no such thing as a free and independent press among the mainstream news media today. In fact, the major media more resembles a propaganda machine than it does a free press.
The same can be said for most of the mainstream churches in America today.
They more resemble havens for politically correct, Big-Government ideology than they do bastions of Bible truth. Therefore, home-churches and non-establishment churches are increasingly requisite to a free people.
* The Right to Determine One's Own Healthcare
The marriage of Big Government and Big Medicine has created a healthcare monster. Already, the dispensing of medical treatment is micromanaged by Big Brother in a way that has resulted in skyrocketing costs and inferior care (and in some cases, even death). President Obama's universal health care initiatives that are sure to come (in one form or another) will only exacerbate an already untenable situation.
Free men and women absolutely have the right to refuse vaccinations for themselves and their children. Forced vaccinations (of any kind) are an assault against the very foundation of freedom. Free men have the right to choose their own physicians, their own hospitals, their own insurance programs, etc. They also have the right to refuse any and all of the above.
God is Creator. He is also Healer (Exodus 15:26). Therefore, how men choose to seek God's healing is a private matter between them and God. Alternative medicine is a right. Already, our military personnel are used as human guinea pigs to test a variety of drugs and chemicals. Public schools also require forced vaccinations. And now the push is on to force the general population to take the Swine Flu vaccine. At the current pace, it won't be long until all alternative medicines and treatments will be illegal and the federal government will be America's doctor. This is not acceptable.
* The Right to Life
2000 years of Western Civilization have perpetually reconfirmed that life is a gift of God. Both Biblical and American history repeatedly honor God as the Source and Sustainer of man's existence. Therefore, evils such as abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia must be vehemently resisted. It is bad enough that any government (especially one such as ours) would legalize abortion, but the concept of FORCED abortion, infanticide, or euthanasia could only be regarded as a despotic attack on life and liberty of the gravest proportion. In fact, under Natural Law, such an attack would remove said government from the protection of Heaven and would place it in a state of war.
* The Right to Live as a Free and Independent People
God separated the Nations (Genesis 11). Therefore, it is absolutely necessary that we Americans maintain our independence and national sovereignty. We simply cannot (and will not) allow ourselves to become part of any hemispheric or global union.
There they are: seven freedom-principles that are not negotiable. As Jefferson said, we are "disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable." But cross these lines and free men must do what free men must do: "throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." © 2010 Chuck Baldwin – All Rights Reserved
Chuck Baldwin is Founder-Pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. In 1985 the church was recognized by President Ronald Reagan for its unusual growth and influence.
Dr. Baldwin is the host of a lively, hard-hitting syndicated radio talk show on the Genesis Communications Network called, "Chuck Baldwin Live" This is a daily, one hour long call-in show in which Dr. Baldwin addresses current event topics from a conservative Christian point of view. Pastor Baldwin writes weekly articles on the internetChuckBaldwinLive.com and newspapers.
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October 18th, 2010 by olddog
MASTERS OF SURREPTITIOUS GUILE
By James P. Harvey ANATIONBEGUILED.COM
Lets look a little closer at the popular idiom, “The separation of Church and State”, while considering Christ’s command to “give unto Caesar, what is Caesar’s, and unto God’s what is Gods.” If we separate the Church from the State, then there is no room for Godly men in Government, and we will have to contend with living under the tyranny of the self-righteous ruling class, who are convinced they alone know what is best for humanity. Hint! (They are humanity, and we are useless eaters). Got that? This is what we’ve had from the get go!
Now, if only men of extraordinary intellect, who had lived their life in obedience to the Scriptural requirements for Preachers, Teachers, Elders, and Deacons, wrote a New Constitution; would the Church be separated from the State, or would the Church be the State? Presumably, the New Constitution would set standards of government requirements in writing ALL LAW, and only moral laws would be allowed. This of course would eliminate all monopolistic businesses, abortionist, income taxation, and a host of other things that theologically astute Christian’s would approve of. I can just see the long line of Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and atheist waiting for their expatriation papers. YIPEEEEE!
No more TV ads that sell condoms, sanitary napkins, or pills that redirect your blood supply between your legs. No more corporations financing our elected representatives, only politicians intelligent enough to write a book on their comprehension of the New Constitution would be candidates for office, our police departments would have to abandon the practice of extortion, the full list would be a joy to read by all who are down right sick of the putrid lifestyle we have accepted as normal.
There would be an even longer line of obtuse wanabe Christians packing up to relocate someplace where they could legally redefine Scripture according to their denominational definitions, such as, we deserve an abundant lifestyle in this life. Our New Constitution would not have to take much away from people to make them head for the hills, because by far, the majority are theologically narcissistic.
So, if the New Constitution was really compliant to scripture, and we consider ourselves Christians who send the best and brightest to run our civil government, what’s to fear? OR, do you still reject God as our real ruler? Personally, I would welcome the assistance of law in keeping me on the straight and narrow path, because just like you, I’m a depraved sinner by nature, and need all the help I can get. Bottom Line, get rid of denominationalism and get back to studying scripture. Diversity has no place in Christianity, as God is and will remain immutable.
I know all about the propagandizing the media industry has frighten you with concerning histories claims of Christian tyranny, but just for a moment, wake up to the fact that America has been lied to from the get go, especially concerning the Christian faith. We can read, and we can think, and we can demand our freedom without fear of death, because death is just a door we must pass through on our way to life everlasting, so we have nothing to fear but GOD.
Do you remember reading about, fearing God is a sign of wisdom? Well, would you rather be stupid? Let me tell you something from personal experience. All men would appreciate their wives a lot more if they were not constantly comparing them to the half, or completely naked tramps on the boobs tube. Whose morals do you want to live by? Jesus Christ is supposed to be an example to live by, and it’s clearly written in Scripture. OR, is it more important to not offend the ungodly? Yea, you go right on and give unto Caesar what is his.
Did it ever occur to you that what He meant was to give Caesars coins to him, and not use them anymore? Currency should be equal to a defined amount of life sustaining commodities, not gold, silver, or some other object of worship. If a determined amount of life sustaining commodities were assigned a certain amount of electronic credits, commerce could flourish as long as people were hungry, and protected the right to have private farms, which is presently being outlawed by the ungodly banker’s minions better known as Monsanto’s Muppets. Of course those credits I mentioned would have to be administered by an agency far removed from banking, as we know it. Such agency could charge for account keeping and transfers, and make a tidy profit.
If you are capable of understanding Walter Burien’s concept of governments handling of money, go to http://www.cafrman.com/ or here. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2860538828528453481#
and discover a real genius concerning money, taxes, and government. The bottom line is, we can do a lot better with a new system of government, and now you know what happens to a government without Christian morals.
In part three, I will be comparing the similarities between the demise of the Christian Church and the demise of the United States of America as you thought they were supposed to be. Until then, go with God, AND REMEMBER, NOTHING IS SAFE THAT RICH MEN CAN MANIPULATE.
James P. Harvey
October 16th, 2010 by olddog
October 16, 2010 by ppjg
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The idea behind the “Best Practices” barrage is to end the knowledge that has been passed from one generation to the next about how to manage lands, crops and animals and/or how to harvest, store and preserve food supplies. This is a collective knowledge, the possession of which is invaluable if we are to survive. Our farmers and ranchers know far better how to manage their land, crops and animals than some desk jockey in the UN or in Washington D.C.
Environmentalists, the Green movement, and various other groups dedicated to protecting and preserving the earth and its inhabitants, was, initially begun as a result of the plunder and destruction resulting from the willingness of governments around the world to allow the decimation of the environment for corporate profits. The environmentalist movement has been virtually taken over. What it represents now in many areas is the facilitation of the decimation of our rural communities and is the UN Agenda 21 plan for seizing all lands, water and food production to be owned and operated by the corporate state.
While those involved in this movement believe they are working to protect the earth, the environment and its wildlife, the catalyst behind the movement has become Agenda 21 from the UN. This Agenda specifically sites land ownership as a source of wealth and one that should be held only by the state. The rationale for this is that land ownership signifies wealth of some level, and this level can vary radically from one individual to the next and that is, for some reason, not fair……so the state should own everything and that way no one but the state has any wealth. One of the cleverest and most successful coup’s ever implemented was the co-opting of true environmentalists into the “sustainability/Smart growth” Agenda 21 program.
While I do believe that we should take care of our environment, our wildlife and our waterways; handing these assets over to the government to sell off to corporations to plunder and abuse while simultaneously and falsely claiming they are protecting the environment, will produce nothing but devastation. All across our country we can see the rapid deterioration of land under government control now exploited and plundered; the water systems polluted beyond reclamation from endless strip mining, gas and oil drilling and rendered unfit for any further use.
The surest way of impoverishing a nation is to take away property rights, especially those that are held for agriculture. Every effort has been made by successive congresses and administrations for the last twenty years, to reduce the full rights and enjoyment of private property ownership or to eradicate or make it impossible for our farmers and ranchers to continue in their businesses. To facilitate this theft of agricultural lands and use, the USDA and the FDA have been invaluable. These two agencies, both privately held corporations, are not public service agencies as we are supposed to believe. The job of both agencies is to implement Agenda 21, including the infamous Codex Alimentarius through the construction of barriers to trade, business and arbitrary regulations and rules that have been shown time and again to be constructed for no other reason than to make the continuance of independent agriculture, impossible, while at the same time making the industrialization of agriculture ever more possible through various programs, special provisions and exemptions from burdensome regulations that are aimed at eliminating as competition in the markets.
On the issue of trade, I find it rather strange that the incessant bleating from corporate America regarding free trade never includes the right to free trade within the agricultural community unless that trade is plied as an industrialized corporate operation. For the family or independent producer, the right to trade freely has been made virtually illegal.
Premises ID and the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) both have their origins in Agenda 21. Both of these schemes are intended for no other purpose than to swindle agricultural and livestock producers not only out of their land, but also to the rightful ownership of their livestock; all of it to now be owned and controlled by agencies on behalf of the federal government and in compliance with agenda 21. After all, what is the point of stealing someone’s land if you can’t also steal the benefits and produce from it?
Anytime anything arrives at your door with “Best practices” on it; that is Agenda 21/Codex. Best farming practices? Best land management practices? These practices are far from the “best”. They are a reduction in known standards for healthy and safe food sources; this reduction in standards and methods in agriculture is for no other purpose than to set the lowest standard possible to make industrialization of agriculture more easily accomplished and more profitable for corporate raiders.
The idea behind the “Best Practices” barrage is to end the knowledge that has been passed from one generation to the next about how to manage lands, crops and animals and/or how to harvest, store and preserve food supplies. This is a collective knowledge, the possession of which is invaluable if we are to survive. Our farmers and ranchers know far better how to manage their land, crops and animals than some desk jockey in the UN or in Washington D.C.. Every effort is made by USDA and the FDA along with other agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency to disparage and condemn and to cast into a negative light the farming and ranching practices that have sustained this country over time. For some reason if the government isn’t telling ranchers and farmers how to manage and care for their lands, crops and animals, the food system might not be safe. The fact is, under the constant dictating by government of land, crop and animals, our food system has become so toxic little of it is fit to eat.
Our farmers and ranchers here in the US know their business. They have had to acquire knowledge about soil, crops, livestock, harvesting, storage and this has been a knowledge base that did not need government interference. These people know how to care for the land and their animals.
Historically we know that no nation can survive economically without a strong and independent agricultural sector and yet we see every effort by our government over decades to destroy that sector. The Russian Holocaust (The Holodomor) of the 1920’s wherein an estimated 20 million people starved to death at the hands of their own government, while grain stores were burned and all food produced was controlled and owned by the government and exported while the locals starved to death and some even turned to cannibalism, has become a very real possibility, worldwide.
The ability of a nation to feed its own people from its own food stocks produced by its own farmers and ranchers, is an indicator of a strong and viable economy in which every individual benefits. Every dollar spent in agriculture generates upwards of seven dollars in the economy.
The CAFO farms and industrialized agriculture based on administration of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, hormones, vaccines, antibiotics and the utter inhumane treatment of animals for a quick profit not only harms the environment, but also the overall health of the consumers of these products and is not indicative of a strong agricultural sector. This is corporate industrialized farming and ranching and returns little benefit on any level either to the consumer or to the economy as revenues of these operations are off-shored to various corporate coffers in far away places. All this is done for the “greater good” of course; the greater good actually being the greater accumulation of wealth for those who take ownership and control of the lands; those individuals and corporations at the top.
Sustainability? Smart Growth? Nothing more than the Agenda 21 plan for ending private property ownership across all nations, and a method of systematically working towards that end by adopting “international standards” not at all conducive to the maintaining of private property rights. How many groups and organizations jumped on the sustainability band wagon either not realizing it was meant to end private land ownership, or not caring that it was intended to do so?
The purging of rural communities using land stewardship programs, conservation programs, wildlife preservation programs, wildlife corridors programs, international property codes, rezoning efforts, or the attempts to construct a fictionalized difference between a newly created “rural lifestyle” and a farm; all based on some arbitrary line of financial division. This construct is based on the amount of sales generated from the land. Not generating enough sales from your agricultural property can result in your property being determined to be a “rural lifestyle” as opposed to an agricultural based business. Under this new redefinition of your small farm as simply a chosen “rural lifestyle”, new rules, taxes, codes, statutes and regulations are written, redefined, constructed, implemented and enforced with no other intention than to make your continued occupation of your land untenable.
Another method of land theft, and one that has proven invaluable to government as was recently evidenced in the leaked memo from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is to redefine lands intended for government theft to be designated, “National Monuments”. Another aspect of this lucrative plan is the expansion of national forests, national parks, wildlife preservation areas; all of these redefinitions of “public lands” will culminate in the theft of an additional 13 million acres from private land owners in eleven of the Western states. This additional 13 million acre land theft when added to the land already claimed as owned by the BLM or managed by it, in those same states, expands the areas controlled by the federal government via its privately owned corporate agencies, significantly.
I find it not at all coincidental that these enlargements of, claimed lands creates a map of federal land ownership that is nearly identical to the UN Biodiversity Zones map. The UN map is comprised of the areas marked for non-human habitat and the designation of sequestered population centers where the population is to be herded into and held captive.
It seems we are at a crossroads here in the US. We are going to either be sucked further into the abyss that is Agenda 21 and forfeit our land, food and water to a greater “global purpose”, or, we will stand up and push back against the planned forfeiture of all these things meant only to profit multi-national corporations while being sold a bill of goods about what is supposedly good for us. We know what is good for us; and it doesn’t come from some UN corporate plan for controlling the world’s populations.
October 12th, 2010 by olddog
By James P. Harvey
A NATION BEGUILED
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In our Nation: that we have loved so much and so long, masters of surreptitious guile have ruled over us and infected millions with intellectual atrophy. Why do we still have illusions of great men rising to defend liberty when we have had so much evidence of democracy being the cesspool of humanity? Faith and hope is undeniably not applicable to democracy, so how then can we obtain a peaceful co-existence with our neighbors, when our politicians demand we accept their world view? How much proof do we need to ascertain we are insisting on something that will never be? I for one will never accept and obey laws that require me to disobey those clearly written in Scripture, and I care not who writes them. Neither will I show respect for any man who uses his government office to deny me the right to discipline myself. I will not accept guidance from ungodly men!
Now, one would think from the above paragraph that I have made it clear: I will never be a contributing participant in a democracy by any other means than physical defeat, and even then I will lie in the weeds until I heal or die. Such is the conclusion I have reached from seventy long years of being subjected to an absolutely ludicrous and tyrannical republican democracy.
SO WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
Number one is clearly to find men of like mind who have the intellectual acumen and education necessary to articulate in writing a new form of government that is comprehensible to all but the dull and ignorant, as only force will ever contain them in society, and they must be excluded. To be unequally yoked is to deny the wisdom of Scripture clearly articulated in Amos 3:3 (Can two walk together, except they be agreed?) I might add that separation of cultures is clearly demanded throughout Scripture, and humanity has experienced nothing but chaos from ignoring it. Much more needs be said on this subject so as to include children and those who are compliant, but without destroying the intent of constructing a united society. This is the justification for soliciting the best and brightest, and demanding of them proof of a full comprehension of their responsibility.
AM I DEMANDING A CHRISTIAN NATION?
Absolutely NOT! A Christian nation is not demanded in Scripture! Only the theologically obtuse wanabe pew warmer Christians are unaware that is not a Scriptural social requirement. One must be aware that Christianity has been so theologically fragmented by obtuse Christians and the media industry, so that a societal misrepresentation has become a false truth. No person should fear being forced into becoming a Christian, but to be ruled by an anti-Christian government is sure to follow in the foot-steps of all governments that have surreptitiously metamorphosed into an oligarchy. Again, much more needs be said on this subject, but this essay is not the place to address it. Suffice to say, my objective of finding like minded men will not be an easy endeavor, and to my close and intellectually superior friends, you have made it clear that you do not really understand Scripture.
AM I DEMANDING A UNION OF RELIGIONS?
Give me a break, and stop reading here, because your mind is unprepared.
WHAT ARE THE NEW FOUNDERS REQUIREMENT?
Only the most theologically astute and intellectually superior MEN will be able to recognize the wolves among them, and have the courage to expel them before a unified mind and objective can exist. Consequently this endeavor will confront many obstacles before progress can be made, and principals established. Among those principals will be the preservation of freedom from an oppressive government so clearly defined that tyranny will have no safe place to rear its putrid head without losing it. This is not a job for the inexperienced or narcissistic man who wants to be adored.
It needs be recognized that this instrument will have to protect those who are not able to accept Christianity, but are required to understand, and to agree on its value to their freedom from tyranny, if they are to be equally yoked. A house divided will be a horrible place to reside in. An atheist can live and prosper among us without being oppressed as long as he does not demand his philosophy be accepted by everyone or by law, and it is not the object of the new framers to demand allegiance to Christianity, as that is clearly not the objective of Scripture. If certain moral principals are offensive to anyone, they are free to find and live under a Constitution better suited to their philosophy, and THAT is the over-riding objective of this new form of government. You are free to leave, but you are bound by it if you stay. Diversity must conform to certain standards or chaos will rule. I could rail forever on this subject because it, more than any other false doctrine has contributed more to the destruction of freedom than all other lies ever invented. The introduction of the obedience to diversity, as the standard of humanity, by the powers that be, is the works of the most atrocious and perverted minds in history. The astute Christian understands that diverse doctrine will only be tolerated as long as it is not forced on us, and therein lays the reason that our present Constitution is anti-Christian.
This new Constitution will proudly, and profusely, proclaim that it has been influenced by Christian Scripture and the doctrines therein for the Glory of God, the preservation of Christian morality, the love of individual freedom, and with no apologies to anyone. We are not Americans: we are Christians! If the reader is so theologically obtuse to perceive this as a threat, so be it.
This new Nation, State, or whatever it is to be called must reject all previously recorded law, and start afresh with the Commandments given in Scripture as the basis of a new Constitution, and design a form of government that has scripture and experience as their guiding light in its design. Such a job as this can only be accomplished by an over powering desire to honor the Glory of God, and the preservation of a land where we can remain free of the influence of evil international bankers and their evil corporations. Humans cannot have two rulers as they will follow one and reject the other. Such is the result of having abandoned Christian doctrine.
NO MAN IS FREE IF HE CANNOT DEMAND HIS RULERS ATTENTION!
Only God is Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent, therefore humans must deny being sovereign and be content to negotiate their differences of opinion with peaceful cohabitation as their objective. If we cannot, or will not, confine ourselves to that goal, a few history lessons will remind us of the atrocities human beings are capable of and chaos will reign as it has every since man rejected the Lord God as his rightful ruler. I cannot imagine why any person could not understand this simple concept.
ONLY GOD HAS THE RIGHT AND POWER TO REJECT OUR ADVICE!