Friday, April 22, 2005

The Truth About Gun Rights

Blog Explosion visitors. Please read this one! - Spread the word about it.

Who is it that is really behind the gun control that is spreading around the world? Brad Todd of Fundamentally Right has a post he entitled "Packing Heat" that gives a big clue as to the real forces behind this movement. It is a wake up call for those who love freedom.

We are told that guns are dangerous and need to be controlled. It is not the guns that are dangerous but criminals willing to use guns for nefarious purposes that are dangerous. Put controls on the criminals instead of the guns.

In his treatise Brad has a quote that I had never heard before. Many reading this may recognize it but just in case you haven't I'm pulling it from Brad's post and setting it here.

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"Corrupt the young, get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial, destroy their ruggedness. Get control of all means of publicity and thereby: Get the peoples' mind off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books and plays, and other trivialities. Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance. Destroy the peoples faith in their natural leaders by holding up the latter to ridicule, contempt and obloquy. Always preach true democracy but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible. Encourage government extravagance, destroy its credit, produce fear with rising prices, inflation and general discontent. Foment unnecessary strikes in vital industries, encourage civil disorders and foster a soft and lenient attitude on the part of government towards such disorders. By specious argument cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues: honesty, sobriety, continence, faith in the pledged word, ruggedness. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless."

Vladimir Ilich Lenin

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prying1 sez: There are forces at work that deceive in order to achieve goals that are not in our best interest. A wake up call is being sounded! Can you hear the trumpet?

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

"Dictatorship of Relativism" Quote is Spreading

The evening before the new Pope was elected Hugh Hewitt read portions of Cardinal Ratzinger's homily for the mass for the election of the new pope on the air. That was the first I heard the line, "Dictatorship of Relativism". Soon after getting home for the evening I Googled the statement in quotation marks. The quote marks ensure that those words, in that order, are all that Google will pull up. It will not pick relativism from one sentence and dictatorship from another. Try it with and without and you will see what I mean.

That evening there was 0 (ZERO) hits on the quote. It was a apparently a brand new statement that the Cardinal had made. It did have some hits on the Google News Link reporting his homily but zero pages had it up to that point.

This evening I was doing a bit of blog surfing and came across Varifrank's blog. He has a hilarious satire on The brother of Pope Benedict XVI, Georg Ratzinger. It is titled, "Mom! Joey is looking at me again." (Must read for anyone with siblings) On Varifrank's comments I mentioned that it was apparently a new line and stated - quote - At this point in time (7 PM Calif 4-20-05) there are 5830 Google hits for the phrase... - end quote -

It is now 3 hours later (10 PM Calif 4-20-05) there are 10,300 hits for "dictatorship of relativism." - This statement has caused a blogswarm of sorts. - As Varifrank said in his blog concerning it: "I sincerely like the "Dictatorship of relativism" statement, and its made me think (which was I think, his whole idea)."

Thanks for the laugh Varifrank!

Why the Bible?

In conversations with friends a couple days ago the question was asked of me as to why I believe the Bible. There are two reasons really. One is that years ago I experienced an event that changed my life in a positive way. That was when I asked the risen Lord Jesus to really touch my heart. I'm sure you have heard of Easter. The day the tomb of Christ was found empty. Well, He did not die again after that. He is still alive and I asked him to prove it to me. He did by entering my life in a real and tangible way.

The second reason I believe the Bible is because every time I read it I find truth.
Yes some parts seem contradictory but some parts will apply to real situations in my life one day and the contradictory part will apply to my life the next day. It really is a comfort and inspiration for me to forget the things behind me and to stretch forward to the things ahead.

What about all the miracles and signs and wonders and stuff? Was that stuff true? All I know is that with God in my life I will believe in miracles. Without him I would believe...???

Monday, April 18, 2005

Dictatorship of Relativism Tries to Conquer God

Hugh Hewitt has a post of the words of Cardinal Ratzinger's homily at the mass for the election of the new pope. Hugh gives credit to Roman Catholic Blog for the tip. In the Homily are these words -

- Quote - Every day new sects are created and what Saint Paul says about human trickery comes true, with cunning which tries to draw those into error (cf Eph 4, 14). Having a clear faith, based on the Creed of the Church, is often labeled today as a fundamentalism. Whereas, relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and "swept along by every wind of teaching," looks like the only attitude (acceptable) to today's standards. We are moving towards a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires. - end quote -

On Hugh's radio Show he asked the question, "What is the dictatorship of relativism?"

Lots of good answers on Hugh's show but the idea I got when I heard the words is that "Moral Relativism" demands complete obedience to nothing. If you believe that anything at all is ultimately true and unchangeable you are labeled as any evil name that will discredit you. Logical argument is not allowed for it would surely loose. No credence can be given to anyone of faith because it destroys all the denial that the moral relativist clings to. Hence the relativism becomes lord over their lives as they strive to reach nothing...

This would be funny if it were not so pitiable.

Update: Roman Catholic Blog has another link set up to Doug TenNapel's site which has some really deep comments on the dictatorship of relativism.

Blog Surfing

I'm sure I'm not the only one that likes to Blog Surf. I think it is a great way to get to know people of like or differing opinions. Today stopped by and left a comment.
What a wonderful site with eclectic posts. Each posting I found interesting. From Gindy's site I followed links to Sergeant America who has a few blogs going. (some rough language so be advised.) He has a site dedicated to revealing the 'real' John Kerry. You may have heard of him. He was a Vietnam vet that spent Christmas in Cambodia, The same one that came back from Nam and lied to the U.S. Senate.

Unfortunately I have to go to work so that is the end of the link jumping for this morning.

Just wondering how many others out there take the time to blog surf and visit your neighbors.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Radio Blogger posts Hugh Hewitt and Mort Kondracke on Judicial Filibuster

The entire conversation between Hugh Hewitt and Mort is posted at Radioblogger. I don't know how Generalissimo does it. Sure am glad he does though.

Quote from the interview: H: That's good to know, too. So it looks like they're going to win it. But the Democrats, I had Nan Aron and Ralph Neas on this past ten days, Morton. And Nan Aron is urging a filibuster of Supreme Court nominees if they are like Michael McConnell, Mike Luttig, and even John Roberts. These are mainstream, already confirmed judges. So they are burning their bridges. They're burning their ships.

MK: You know, for the life of me, I can't understand solution to this problem is, let's have a debate on these people. I mean, if the Democrats are so convinced that they are extremists, then what they ought to do is start talking about who they are, what they stand for, what they've done, and all this. I mean, the Democrats in the past have been able to defeat Robert Bork. They had to character assassinate him in order to do it, but nonetheless, they did it. And they managed to get a majority of Senators against him. Now, granted those were in the days when the Democrats ran Congress, but nonetheless, if somebody is truly out of the mainstream, truly an anathema, or can be made to appear such, you can win it on a straight up or down vote. I don't understand...

HH: They admitted to me, both of them admitted to me that all of the filibustered judges would win confirmation if they were allowed to have a vote. And Mort, I made the same argument to them. If they are as bad as you say, have a debate. Ask for 60 hours of debate. And you know, the Republicans will give them as much time as they want, if there's and end to it. It's not about that, it's really about keeping certain people off. Now, I don't know if you've seen this, but Bill Frist has agreed to talk next Sunday at a nationally televised conference featuring James Dobson, Chuck Colson, Al Mohler of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, it's going to be beamed to churches all over the country. (see two blogs back for my take on the Frist appearance at "Justice Sunday"

It is obvious the democrats are unwilling to debate the true reasons for their opposition to these judicial nominees. They would have done so already. Instead they depend on their base continuing to help spread lies about the constitution and how evil these nominees truly are.

The only reason they do not like these folks is the abortion issue. I would like to have some democrats reply as to why ripping babies from their mothers wombs is the most important issue they stand on? Doesn't the blood get on your shoes?

Hugh also wrote an article for World Magazine. In it he says, "Ralph Neas of People for the American Way and Nan Aron of the Alliance for Justice wield so much power over Senate Democrats that their filibuster endorsement apparently signals Democratic intentions when President Bush nominates a successor to Chief Justice William Rehnquist, whose retirement is widely expected though not yet confirmed for early this summer. - end quote -

prying1 sez: Lovely people the Democrats have that are really running the party. Wonder if the base really knows who they are and what they stand for?

Progressive Conservatism Blogs on Chemical Weapons in Iraq

Progressive Conservatism has an extensive article on insurgents in Iraq attempting to brew up some chemical weapons. The question is then asked, did the insurgents try making the stuff as a result of the U.S. incursion or would they have done it without the U.S. removing Sadam from power.

Quote from Progressives Site: "They say Iraqi resistance groups have tried to manufacture "CW," and one might have managed it if the Americans hadn't swooped down on them. The danger has even spilled over into Jordan, where authorities say a plot hatched in Iraq aimed to kill thousands with "poison clouds." The threat demands "sustained attention," says the chief U.S. arms investigator." - End Quote -

prying1 sez: I think these 'insurgents' (read 'terrorists') will continue to murder as they murdered prior to the U.S. led invasion of Iraq. Indeed they were murdering prior to 9-11. Leaving them to their own devices would not have slowed them down one iota. Meeting them on there own turf has slowed them down. Continuing in the "War on Terrorism" will, in the long run, save more lives than if we allow the thugs to continue running around loose.