Monthly Archives: March 2013

He IS Risen

He IS Risen.

There is nothing that can change that fact.  The temporal problems of this world are limited by the very nature of their existence.

Jesus conquered it all.  Nothing can stop Him.  He has a plan and it’s happening no matter what the forces of evil try to do to stop it.

He is our hope.  And He is our Salvation.  And in these uncertain times, He is everything.

On Gay Marriage / DOMA

So, I was all set to write a nice, well though out entry on the problems with the Gay Marriage and DOMA cases before the Supreme Court, but Erick Erickson at Red State basically stole my ideas before I wrote them.

Therein lies the problem for the gay rights movement.

As long as there are still Christians who actually follow Christ and uphold his word, a vast amount of people around the world — never mind Islam — will never ever see gay marriage as anything other than a legal encroachment of God’s intent.

So those Christians must be silenced. The left exerted a great deal of energy to convince everyone that the gay lifestyle is an alternative form of normal. It then has exerted a great deal of energy convincing people that because the gay lifestyle is just another variation of normal, gay marriage must be normalized.

Meanwhile, those Christians are out there saying it is not normal and are refusing to accept it as normal because of silly God dared to say marriage is a union between a man and woman.

Any Christian who refuses to recognize that man wants to upend God’s order will have to be driven from the national conversation. They will be labeled bigots and ultimately criminals.

Already we have seen florists, bakers, and photographers suffer because they have refused to go along with the cultural shift toward gay marriage. There will be more.

Once the world decides that real marriage is something other than natural or Godly, those who would point it out must be silenced and, if not, punished. The state must be used to do this. Consequently, the libertarian pipe dream of getting government out of marriage can never ever be possible.

Within a year or two we will see Christian schools attacked for refusing to admit students whose parents are gay. We will see churches suffer the loss of their tax exempt status for refusing to hold gay weddings. We will see private businesses shut down because they refuse to treat as legitimate that which perverts God’s own established plan. In some places this is already happening.

And that’s the problem in a nutshell.  And it only gets worse when you consider that the Supreme Court will likely have to settle the issue of can the federal government order Christians to provide health insurance that covers things that violate their religious beliefs (ie abortion or in the case of Catholics contraception).  If you asked George Washington or Thomas Jefferson the answer would clearly be an unequivocal no, the government cannot force you to do any such thing.

We have been on a steady marxist march in this country for far too long.  The requirements that employers provide health coverage to their employees is marxist.  Social Security is marxist, medicare is marxist.  It’s all about moving the country in the direction of socialism.  The left plays a long game.  And now they’re using the issue of gay marriage to give them a weapon that they can use against Christians in order to silence us and force us from the public square.  It really is that simple.

All the pieces are set.  The plans are in motion.  The only question at this point is, will they get away with it?  Only God knows, and only time will reveal that answer to us.  But from where I am sitting, they may have very seriously overreached.  Much like the python that tried to eat the gator it may simply be too much too fast for them to digest.

How Many Times Do You Have To Tell Some People…

Light rail rears its ugly head again… and it’s being shot down by planning experts??

Via WRAL:

Raleigh, N.C. — An urban transportation expert on Friday advised Triangle officials to rethink the push to create a regional transit system, saying it wouldn’t work in Raleigh.

Triangle Transit wants to combine 14 miles of light rail, 17 miles of commuter rail and a beefed-up bus service to handle Wake County’s growing traffic congestion.

“The commuter rail plan and the light rail plan just don’t make sense to me,” said John Pucher, a professor in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Pucher has more than 40 years of experience in transportation planning. He supports alternative modes of transportation, but he said planners often underestimate cost and overestimate ridership projections.

“It’s just so difficult in this very decentralized, very sprawled metropolitan area,” he said.

Of course, this has been going on for years.  It’s the government monstrosity that won’t die.  I have been complaining about it in this space since 2005.  But hey, at least they haven’t been able to abscond with the money in that time!  That’s an accomplishment in a state where they stole the highway fund and instituted toll roads…

It’s time for McCain to retire

I realize that he has stated he’s not running for re-election when his term is up, but it seems to me that it is time for John McCain to go quietly into retirement.  It is no small wonder that his presidential candidacy gave us a Barack Obama victory in 2008.

The time has come for the GOP to return to it’s principles and for John McCain to say a dignified farewell (contrary to his shenanigans of this past week).

I absolutely agree with Katie Pavlich’s take on him.

If you missed it yesterday, twice-failed presidential candidate and grossly out of touch dinosaur John McCain slammed Rand Paul’s filibuster. Today in the friendly Huffington Post, he’s doubling down on his comments and making really intellectually grounded constitutional arguments against those questioning the White House about the assassination of Americans on U.S. soil by calling them, “wacko birds.” McCain also took the time to insult the people who voted for Senators like Paul and Texas’ Ted Cruz.

And she would know about McCain, she’s from Arizona herself.

In the immortal words of Captain Kirk…

I have had enough of you.

John McCain and Lindsay Graham are officially an embarrassment to the Republican Party.  They have maligned Rand Paul’s filibuster and are apparently so clueless that they have actually taken to the Senate floor to biovate after they declined to be in the Senate for the filibustering, choosing instead to go to dinner and be wooed by Obama.

Well, I guess Obama got his money’s worth.

I officially declare those two bozos no longer under the protection of Ronald Regan’s 11th Commandment.  If it is a courtesy that they cannot extend to Senator Paul, then it is a courtesy that should not be extended to them.

And don’t think for a moment I’ve forgotten about you, Richard Burr, you slimy two faced TARP loving weasel.

And might I add, that despite the loathsomeness on display by these cads, I am still opposed to term limits.  If we were to actually enact congressional term limits, then the political parties would change their rules to reflect that.  It would become a question of whose turn it was to be a senator or a congressman.  And whoever would do the parties bidding would be the one that got backed and got in.  There are a host of unintended consequences to term limits that I don’t think most advocates of them have thought through.

The only thing that will get these weasels out and reform the system is for the American people to wake up, become engaged, and demand that the Constitution be OBEYED and ENFORCED.

Where is Richard Burr

From Right Angles:

As a North Carolinian, I ask, where is this man?

 

Probably too busy prepping for his dinner with President Obama tonight to worry about things like separation of powers, checks and balances, and habeas corpus.

I would like to remind the general public that this is a fool who rubber stamped TARP and voted to end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in the military.

As an aside, I’m adding a category to help me keep up with Burr’s malfeasance.