"In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury
Again, as Colonists we did our part honorably to resolve our conflict with the British Crown with civility and decorum.
1. We submitted humbly to the British Crown by asking for a civil trial rather than demanding anything.
2. We submitted our humble requests to the British Crown, not just once but many times.
3. Our many properly submitted requests were offensively rebuffed, ignored, rejected, and treated despitefully, disrespectfully, and roughly in the manner that would be expected of a persecuting tyrant, not the honorable "ruler of a free people
Like the British tyrannical King of more than two centuries ago is the current tyrannical occupant of the Oval Office.
POTUS44 demonstrates hatred and constant impudent disrespect for American Christians, whose sacred appellation, he apparently took upon himself in vain, arguably for no more altruistic reason than to get himself elected as President.
There is no way on GOD's green Earth that Mr. Obama can actually be a Christian, whom Jesus Christ Himself has made right with GOD, readied for acceptance inside of the Pearly Gates, while he remains as he is today.
Mr. Obama regularly expresses contempt for every TRUTH, (John 14:6) that The LORD has revealed in the Scriptures, like "Thou shalt not murder," yet he supports abortion, (Exodus 20,) and "Man shall not lie with man as with woman," yet he supports the redefinition of marriage. (Leviticus.)
Even more telling than that is the fact, that Mr. Obama claims to be a Christian, while claiming to be a Muslim at the same time.
This is a patent oxymoron from both sides of the equation.
No true Christian would ever claim to be a Muslim, since Jesus Himself said in the Gospels, "No man can serve two masters. He will love one, and hate the other, or he will despise one and hold to the other. You cannot serve GOD and mammon."
However, a true Muslim is permitted to claim to be a Christian, if it is "merely a means to an end." (The fact that Muslims do not rail against him suggests, that this is the actual state of his heart.)
Many Muslims have truly been SAVED, becoming Christians around the world on every continent, in most countries, and from many economic strata, but not once in any of these cases has a Christian from Muslim background ever given testimony to his actual conversion to Jesus Christ, without standing under the condemnation of death and/or disowning by the family of origin.
Yet, not one Muslim has ever expressed any concern over Mr. Obama's claim to be a Christian. This is a case in which silence "speaks volumes."
"A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."
King George had precedence against his fitness as "the ruler of a free people."
Mr. Obama has shown by his words and by his deeds, that he desires no precedence to support any claim, that he is fit as "the ruler of a free people." He demonstrates a desire to rule, but he seems to know nothing of respect for any sort of a "free people."
Mr. Obama shows himself to be a man, who wants people to serve him, and to obey his will, but under no circumstance does he appear to want any citizen to oppose his will.
THAT, my friends, is the textbook definition of a TYRANT!
"Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here."
Being honorable people, The Colonists appealed their desperate situation to their friends, the British Citizens.
The Colonists consistently warned these British citizen friends, that unwarranted pressure was being placed upon the Colonists by the British legislature. In a word, The Colonists were having to defend themselves from the Pressure of Governmental Over-step, and they wanted their friends to be aware, that very soon definitive action would be necessary to restore appropriate boundaries in order to maintain their "Freedom of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."
"Bottom Line," they urged upon the British Citizenry, "that is why we left Great Britain in the first place in order to start a new life of Freedom in the New World. You all know this very well."
Sadly, today the American people have no new place for us to flee to escape oppression. Next Tuesday we shall see, if American Society still has sufficient Character to give Oppression a long-overdue Pink Slip.
"We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity."
The Colonists repeated communicated with the British Citizenry, their friends, on the basis of common justice and common decency, and on the basis of the common blood ties of family.
The Colonists pleaded with their British brothers to take their side and to encourage them with the mental ascent of saying, "You know, American Brothers, The King IS being abusive and IS patently wrong in these ways, that he is persecuting you. We really do not know how we can help you from our end, but we do agree, that you have a case against the King."
The Colonists knew that the King's overstepping of the Common "Laws of Nature and of Nature's GOD" would have to be answered at some point, with clarity and with appropriate force.
Yet, the compassion of the Colonists' hearts still yearned for their relationships with the British People, if not for the British Crown. If the Colonists were forced to take definitive action against The Crown, the Colonists' "connections and correspondence" would necessarily be adversely affected.
Even with this extreme level of compassion and deference toward the British People, the Colonists simply "got the cold shoulder" from the very ones, whom they loved so much.
Talk about "adding insult to injury!"
"We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends."
The Colonists with a heavy heart made their collective position quite plain, even to their dearly loved British Brethren.
"Since we have no other options, it is time to 'drawn the curtain' on our friendship and brotherhood with the British People as well as The Crown. We HATE with intense passion this Separation, that we must now establish, yet our hearts, which still yearn for our British Brethren, must choose to go cold to them, regarding them (with the same appellation, that we regard the rest of humanity,) as our Enemies, while our nations are at War. However, in days of Peace, we will joyously embrace them once again as Friends."
Christians and conservatives have infinitely more compassion toward non-Christians and liberals than any of them seems capable of mustering for their own ranks as a whole,...let alone rendering such compassion for Christians and conservatives.
Yet, we are mustering possibly our last ditch effort to retain Freedom in this once-Christian nation, that IS "the last and greatest HOPE for the world!"
We are fighting liberals, atheists, purveyors of WICKEDNESS of every stripe, and we are doing so on our knees and at the ballot box. (I Thessalonians 5:17-18; Proverbs 14:34)
The true Christian is not fighting the present WICKED administration with weapons of carnal invention in this present era, especially since the forces of WICKEDNESS live among us, and have their cunning "set on fire of Hell." "The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to the bringing down of strongholds." (Ephesians 6:10-20)
Next Tuesday we shall see as will the rest of the world, whether or not The LORD GOD Almighty still has a purpose for using HIS Remnant, which still serve HIM in "the united States of America."
Will The LORD sink the proud frigates of WICKEDNESS, calling our nation back to REVIVAL as a God-fearing People, or will HE allow the last nail to be driven into the coffin of America?
As the three
Hebrew children informed King Nebuchadnezzar of old, "We are not careful to speak to thee, O King. Our GOD, Whom we serve is able to deliver us from the fire, but even if HE does not, we will NOT bow before your idol."
"We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare,..."
The Great Leaders of the American Colonists, duly appointed and in General Congress made it very clear, that they spoke for the Colonists as a whole, being Authorized by the Colonists to do so. What follows must necessarily be considered as having the full weight, the full Authority, and full Consensus of the American Colonies as one Man.
Having the Authority of all Colonists was "a strong pat on the back," but they knew then just as Christians know today in the fall of 2012, the strength of humans, even a good People is NEVER enough to accomplish The Purpose of The ONE, Who Created the physical cosmos, and temporal Time.
Both we and they must, now as never before, make possibly one final desperate "APPEAL to the Supreme Judge of the world for the confirmation of the Rightness of our Intentions."
If Christians do not meet the requirements of II Chronicles 7:14, retaining WICKEDNESS in our own hearts, then GOD will NOT be for us, nor for our cause, and the Cause of "the last Great HOPE of the world," will finally be at end.
However, if Christians, (True Born-Again Christians alone,) have earnestly turned from our WICKED ways, and turned our own faces, like a flint, to The Almighty GOD of Eternity, then legally, according to that one verse, The LORD must be depended upon to deliver us, to rain down Holy Ghost REVIVAL upon our nation, and to make HIS Name Glorious, in the view of all the world.
There are times of great victory and times of great defeat for Americans, throughout our history as a nation.
Whatever the result of next Tuesday, it will be the Sovereign WILL of GOD, even if it is the refuted will of Winston.
"That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States;"
Freedom and Independence from Governmental tyranny begin at the core of the man or woman, who has been made Free from Original SIN, which causes every evil, known to mankind.
Even living under human tyranny, the child of GOD has Freedom of heart, that human persecutors can never know as they remain in their sin.
In agreement with the words of the American Colonists, "We ARE Free! You can never take that from us!"
"that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and..."
The Colonists told The Crown in no uncertain terms, "We are completely FREED from ALL Governmental Allegiance (i.e. Obedience) to the British Crown, effective immediately. Beyond that, there remains right now a complete severance, (which is essentially a political DIVORCE,) between the Colonies and the State of Great Britain."
A contemporary colloquialism could render the concept somewhere in the neighborhood of "See ya! Wouldn't want to be ya!"
"that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do."
The Colonists took responsibility for themselves by demonstrating the long understood characteristic of maturity, "Anyone can speak negatively about things that they do not like, but few are willing to take the hard steps necessary to affect positive change."
1. The Colonists declared that "From now on, we have the full Power, Right and Responsibility to initiate, to enter into, and to conduct any and all Wars, that become our necessary task. In addition, we alone now make the choice, when such a War has ended, and we decide to initiate Peace."
2. The Colonists declared that "From now on, we have the Power, Right, and Responsibility to enter into contractual Alliances, (i.e. Allegiances,) with other countries, and as an extension of these Alliances, we decide when we will do commercial business with these nations."
3. The Colonists declared, "Finally, from now on, if there is anything else that Independent States may rightfully do, for your information, O King, that's our Right, too!"
There seems to be an unspoken overtone to the whole treatise of The Declaration, "Are we communicating? Up to this point, that does not seem to have been the case."
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."
The Colonists were so completely dedicated to this new course of action, that they emphatically told The British Crown,...
"We ARE indeed burning all the bridges between our two nations.
We ARE indeed philosophically burning all of our 'ships,' which bear supplies from the British Crown.
"We ARE indeed now, completely on our own, for the support of this Declaration, but we are NOT without Help in supporting this Declaration.
"Whereas we do NOT trust our own abilities to succeed in this Declaration, we embrace fully in the firmest of reliance upon the protection of divine Providence for the vertical Strength needed to do Good and to fulfill HIS Will in our lives.
"Moreover, we mutually pledge to each other our horizontal strength, from this day forward for as long as it takes up to and including the loss of our Lives, the loss of our Fortunes, and the loss of our Sacred Honor."
As military men, who knew the cost of War, these signers of The Declaration of Independence were well aware, that signing such a document could mean signing their own Death Warrants.
Many of these selfsame men did die in the Revolutionary War.
A number of them died penniless or in poverty.
A few lived to a ripe old age, but none of these valiant Americans was the same after July 4th, 1776.
Let the record show, they gave all that they had to give us the Blessed Nation we now enjoy!
How DARE even one American fail to register to VOTE?!!!
How DARE even one registered American voter fail to cast his or her VOTE on November 6, 2012?!!!
Will this be the last time any American will have the privilege to VOTE for President?
The LORD Only Knows.
Indictment #8: "He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
King George did not want judges. One could suspect that he wanted to be "above the law."
President Nixon tried to get around the Law to get himself reelected in 1972. He succeeded, but had to resign in disgrace, when the facts came out.
Mr. Obama seems to think his skin color is a shield to prosecution, which is diametrically opposed to the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Call me a "racist," if you like to help a sinister villain keep unwarranted power. However, even if my voice were to be neutralized in some way for some hate-filled reason, the facts would continue to scream for Ultimate Justice.)
According to Dr. King's words, Mr. Obama has never had the character to be President in the first place. Must we be forced to endure four more years of his impudent insolence?
Indictment #9: "He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries."
"Whatever The King wants the King gets." Now, how fair is THAT?
How fair is it for an American President to get whatever he demands? Not very fair, I will assure you.
Indictment #10: "He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance."
King George set up Offices (or positions of leadership,) that served his purposes, whether or not it did anything beneficial at all for the people of his domain.
The Colonists were obviously put out with what they considered to be "swarms" (or an infestation of insect-like pests) in the form of human persecutors.
Citizens do not like having the funds, which they each need for personal and family provisions, to be stolen by the Government, which is in authority over them, whether that Government be an 18th-century British King or a 21st-century self-serving President.
Indictment #11: "He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power."
The King was placing his own Military, "above the Law."
King George was declaring himself (in essence,) "Dread Sovereign Lord," over every aspect of American life. A show of power seemed more important to him than the true leadership of actual character in the heart.
Mr. Obama seems to have the exact same attitude toward the American people.
In violation of the sovereign jurisdiction of local law enforcement, he has been permitting, (and even forcing if need be,) United Nations inspectors to insure that the outcome of the Election pleases the President. In the world of business, that could arguably be cited as "conflict of interest" or insider-trading.
Indictment #12: "He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:..."
King George was guilty of letting foreigners, (and their foreign ideas,) to take precedence over American Constitution and American Laws.
Mr. Obama has appeared to have a love affair with many nations on Earth to the exclusion of the very Nation, that he pretends to govern.
The Administration of POTUS44 is the first in a long time, if ever, to totally ignore and to wholly disrespect America's most consistent Friend in the world for the past 60 plus years, the nation of Israel.
He has had a preference for Esau, (the Arab nations,) even after Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage.
It matters not what any skeptic dares express in my direction, but to curse Israel to any degree is personal as well as national suicide. GOD Almighty has chosen Israel as HIS Personal People, who are Dearest to HIS Heart, and HE WILL defend them as HIS "peculiar Treasure."
Think both, Israel and me, to be peculiar, and you will be right. However, eternal security comes from being on The LORD's side of every issue, no matter the opinion of Humanity.
Indictment #13: "For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:..."
The King allowed his Military to "get away with murder."
Mr. Obama, (it is becoming clearer by the day,) may indeed be guilty of allowing the terrorists in Benghazi, Libya, whom he favors, to "get away with murder" against the very nation, which has given him his power, and which he appears to wholly disdain...by thought, by word, and by deed.
Indictment #14: "For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:..."
The British King placed the Colonies under embargo. The Very Idea!
The King "picked our pockets," and called it a tax.
Mr. Obama allegedly "taxes the rich," only, but in so doing, he sends many of our jobs overseas, effectively taking money out of the pockets of Americans.
Please, I beg you! Educate me as to the difference, but here is the caveat emptor,..."You may NOT politicize your answer."
Indictment #15: "For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences."
The King and The President exempt themselves from the Law, while exempting the Citizenry from Justice. That's fair,...NOT!
Kidnapping is no leaders' right.
Kidnappers do not have good character.
Kidnappers have self-interest. THAT is all!
Indictment #16: "For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:..."
In this indictment, King George seems to have been "playing fast and loose" with the Provincial Governments of Canada in say, "Ontario, or Nova Scotia," since Prince Edward Island would not fit the description. It's an island, after all.
1. The King dismisses "the free system of English Laws in a neighboring Province," which indicates that the deed is not being done in one of the Colonies.
2. The King replaces with "an Arbitrary government,..."
3. The King expands the Provinces borders, which would obviously encroach upon the northernmost American Colonies of say, "Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire," for instance.
4. The King bullies the Colonists by wordlessly implying, "Mess with me, and double or nothing, you'll get the same thing!"
Yea, that's fair,...NOT!
Indictment #17: "For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:..."
King George was accused by the Colonists of totally micromanaging their Freedoms, out-of-existence.
Arguably, Mr. Obama does NOT want Americans to be FREE!
1. He unilaterally declared, "America is no longer a Christian nation." He did not have the permission of the Citizenry to say that.
2. He supports abortion-on-demand. He approves of legalized-MURDER, which is diametrically opposed the Universal law of the Ten Commandments, "Thou shalt not murder."
3. He personally legitimizes the homosexual lifestyle, which is the A-bomb, which obliterates nations, and is only lifestyle CHOICE, which is specifically condemned by GOD Almighty in Leviticus, Romans, and Revelation as a crime, which "turns nations in Hell."
Indictment #18: "For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever."
Here The King fired our Legislatures, and euphemistically made himself and his buddies into our Congressional Representatives.
"For sure, that's a plan, King George! You just tell us everything that we're supposed to be doing! Thanks for noticing that we don't have brains! Thanks for being there to help us out in our Stupidity!"
Mr. Obama's consistent attitude seems to be along the lines, "The citizen's don't really know what's best for them. I will help them out, and I will tell them what is best for them."
Indictment #19: "He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us."
We had to make it very clear at this point, that King George "fired the first shot" in our Revolutionary War.
The day that King George made it clear that he would no longer protect us, and even started attacking us himself, he effectively abdicated The Throne of Kingdom Authority over The Colonies.
That was really brazen of him, but not at all unexpected.
Indictment #20: "He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people."
In acts of war against The Colonies,...
1. King George began to attack and to steal from American ships at seas,...
2. King George began to attack American ports, along the Colonial Coasts,...
3. King George began to burn/destroy/disrupt our communities,...and...
4. King George virtually destroyed our lives in the New World, while his was no doubt status quo, back in "merry old England."
Indictment #21: "He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation."
The King was all about power-plays, persecution, and the death and destruction of the Colonists.
The King was totally uncivilized. His being socially-unacceptable goes without saying.
Indictment #22: "He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands."
The King kidnapped Colonists from ships on the high seas, and then drafted these poor, abducted Colonists into his Armies, making these poor Colonists to have the terrible choice of killing or being killed by other Colonists, who encountered The King and his fleets.
What a terrible state of affairs!
Indictment #23: "He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions."
King George tried to get Native American riled up, and fighting mad. He wanted the Native Americans to attack and to kill the Colonists in order to keep him from having to get his hands dirty.
What a sissy little Momma's boy!
"In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury."
The Colonists reminded The King, that they had asked him for a proper civil trial at every step of the process.
The King consistently and constantly responded to their respect for the Rule of Law, with more and more persecution.
What a guy!
"A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."
"If The King walks like a Tyrant, talks like a Tyrant, and acts like a Tyrant, then he IS a Tyrant!"
"If The President walks like a Tyrant, talks like a Tyrant, and acts like a Tyrant, then he IS a Tyrant!"
| |Today has been a rare and eerie day in south Georgia.
At some point last evening, the temperature dropped from around 80 degrees to around 60 degrees
, and it has remained in that temperature neighbor, ever since then. The only additional feature has been increased blustery wind with gusts up to 20 to 25 miles per hour
at best guess. (It could be faster.)This writer's ability to stay on my feet was an increasing concern
, during a two-block walk to my truck this afternoon. Due to a regular meeting on Monday evenings, I had two trips of less than ten miles, separated by an hour. My ability to keep the truck in my lane was a concern, due to windy gusts. This necessitated decreased speed.
Was I in any real danger, due to Hurricane Sandy? Hardly, I just found it quite significant that my house, which is 865.14 miles from the Empire State Building
, according to Mapquest, should be experiencing this level of environmental changes and weather characteristics so far away from the Eye of The Storm.
If it is this windy at my house, then what are the conditions at the White House?What are the conditions in New York City, "The Big Apple," "The Town That Never Sleeps?"
What kind of help can we prepare to send?
How soon will we be able to go to assist them ourselves?Politics
may tend to splinter Americans into likeminded pockets, regarding the issues, that we hold near and dear to our hearts, but when disaster strikes we are once again unified as Americans.
Americans are a most unique people.We have no common heritage, but we consistently embrace each other in a common HOPE of the highest Ideals. :)
If you pray, then please remember The States as we observe, assess, and endeavor to heal.
(The photos in this article are local reader submissions, gleaned at the New York Times, online
If Mr. Obama were to be reelected, then it would he, who would be unilaterally changing The United States back into the same environment, which we suffered, when we wrote The Declaration to King George in the first place.
"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,..." However, "the consent of the governed" is rarely considered by Mr. Obama in much the same way, that it was not considered by King George.
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
"...it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,..." It is NOT the Right of the President to unilaterally "alter or to abolish it."
If Mr. Obama is allowed to maintain his present heading of change, regarding the American form of Government, then the only one, who will enjoy "...the effect (of his) Safety and Happiness," will be Mr. Obama, and arguably a few of his closest friends.
This all means that the Declaration of Independence, which our Founding Fathers intended for us to maintain, will have effectively rendered "null and void" by a "king," the likes of which we tried to escape.
What did King George do, that is so applicable to the present scenario in The States?
Indictment #1: "He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
King George apparently wanted to BE our Law, instead of allowing us to govern ourselves, "according to the Laws of Nature, and of Nature's God."
Indictment #2: "He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them."
King George refused to allow the Colonists Freedom to pass laws, or he said, "You can pass laws, but you can't enforce them, until I say that you can." WOW! That's a relief, Big Daddy. :P
The King violated the sovereignty of the States to pass laws, which are necessary for the personal protection of and the state-specific operations of each several state in this nation.
Mr. Obama's Administration has interfered with Arizona's sovereignty, regarding the protection of its borders. Presently, Mr. Obama is trying to mess with Texas, regarding the presence of U.N. observers at the polls.
(The U.N. has no authority in the United States of America, and they especially should not try to mess with Texas. Of course, if Mr. Obama has four more years, then the States may all go down, remembering The Alamo, sadly.)
Indictment #3: "He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
Roughly put, places like New York state & city, have some very unique needs, based solely on their size. King George appeared to be telling these citizens, "You don't need any additional Laws to accommodate your size. However, if you demand to make your own laws to accommodate your size, then fat chance getting any representatives for your Legislature to accommodate your laws and your size."
Indictment #4: "He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures."
Let's say the Office of Public Records is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
These public records would house data and documents from the entire state of Georgia, (which I understand is at least as long as the largest island of Great Britain.)
Now, the offense of King George was that he would schedule the meetings of the Georgia State Legislature in places, like Saint Mary's Island or Cumberland Island (in the southeast of the state) or Thomasville (in the southwest of the state.)
These places are easily three to six hours away from Atlanta by car, but in the day in which this accusation was being leveled, these places would have been ten to fifteen hours away on horseback, either without public records or with the extra weight of having to carry the public records such great distances, before copy machines, fax machines or computers, which could expedite data-transfer.
The King appeared to be intentionally making these changes just to "get his jollies" and to wear the people out, so that they would stop fighting his ideas.
Indictment #5: "He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
Indictment #6: "He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within."
The King was "playing cat and mouse" with the Colonists. The cat puts his paw on the mouse's tail, and lets it squirm wildly in a vain attempt at self-determination. When it tires of watching the show, it eats the mouse.
"You folks are fired! Go home!"
"No, Sir! We do not think so! We have family and friends to defend! We are going to continue to serve our communities!"
"Page, close the door! It's getting drafty in here."
If King George was even slightly like this in reality, then he was one heartless monarch, treating the Colonists more like a persecutor than a Sovereign.
Indictment #7: "He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands."
Keep the population small, and you minimize the possibility of revolt. Very smart, but not at all fair.
Arguably, this could be the rationale for the legalization of MURDER (or abortion) in January of 1973. Kill an entire generation or two of Americans in their most defenseless state, and you can take over the country with foreign ideas, without getting your hands dirty.
What a deal! Indeed, what a DIRTY deal!
More later, since the indictments run into the twenties in the Declaration of Independence.
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
American colonists were quite satisfied to serve King George and to give him his due, until he began to micromanage life in the Colonies, effectively choking the very life out of the colonists.
Today Mr. Obama is sucking the life out of the American citizenry.
Even the voters, who voted for him in 2008, and who are now voting for Governor Mitt Romney, had no intentions of changing the American way of life from that which our forefathers entrusted to us.
These dear folks wanted change to relieve them of the burden of a suffocating economy, that made the way of life to which they had grown accustomed, quite difficult to maintain. That is all.
Had they been asked in 2008, "Do you want to trade your freedom of self-determination in this representative republic to economic security in a dictatorship, which restricts your movement and your speech?" the answer would have been a resounding, "NO!!!!"
That is how self-serving kings, and tyrants of every stripe operate. They act sweetly, and tell you anything you seem to want to hear, until they hold all the power that they need in their grasping little hands. From then on,...they don't know you. "You have needs? Good luck with that!"
"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."
Again, all King George had to do to keep the colonists on his team was to simply "loosen the reigns" a bit, which would logically seem reasonable, since the trip between England and the Colonies was a fairly significant trip in the 18th-century.
Give a little more liberty, while keeping a consistent flow of money from the Colonies in the form of taxes. What a deal!
...But NO! The same Crown, that was suffocating to these citizens, while living in England, just could not seem to "leave well enough alone," when they fled to the New World to "get a little breathing room."
When a girlfriend gets a little too clingy in a high school romance, most guys run the other direction as far and as fast as they can.
One would think that a king could take a hint.
Rehoboam in ancient Israel took the advice of his peer-aged advisors, treated the nation harshly, and ended up losing the 10 northern tribes of Israel.
Mr. Obama has shown the American populous his backside for the worst part of four years now, turning his back on our needs, our feelings, and the real wishes of the majority of voters and states, choosing rather to follow his own heart, and that of his circle of friends, who form an offensive oligarchy of "obscene amounts of money," counter-cultural social practices, and dictatorship worldview proponents, who run rough-shod over the freedom-loving American people, who are hamstrung by confiscatory taxes, and no Voice in the culture at large.
"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.--"
King George "got all up in our business" by the middle of the 18th-century, and he had the monetary resources on his side for keeping the people in line by force.
"King" Obama has the Federal Reserve on his side. "Prince" Ben Bernanke, his close friend for some time is presently rolling the dollar machine on a daily basis right now, apparently trying to prop-up the American dollar just long enough to get his buddy re-elected.
The second week of November, 2012, Bernanke can turn off the "air machine," and Mr. Obama's inflated "Bouncy House-Play Room" can be deflated, without any financially-tinged political fall-out whatsoever.
When Bernanke finally turns off the "money machine," even Great Britain should expect to feel the pinch.
This would really be quite funny, if not so very sad. That sucking-sound, which WILL no doubt be loudly heard "across the pond," will be the sound of the American dollar bleeding value by the day, and the pound sterling starting to tarnish badly.
In a one someone craftier than a pick-pocket will literally "pinch" our money.
Remember this thought. What is the easiest way for a Government to steal from the Citizenry? A Government steals from the Citizenry, when it intentionally makes the paper bills in the wallet of each citizen worth less than it was worth in the past.
However, what do I know? I am just a little Southern country boy, who has a computer, bears a major ego, and knows how to write, while respecting "the King's English."
O, better add to that, I am a Christian, which in today's economy really disqualifies me from having any intelligence, whatsoever,...Right? You decide.
Do I know anything at all about money?
I know that Ben Bernanke flooded the American Economy with millions of new paper dollars in 2010, during his euphemistic QE1, (Quantitative Easing, Phase #1.)
I know that Ben Bernanke flooded the American Economy with millions of new paper dollars in 2011, during his euphemistic QE2, (Quantitative Easing, Phase #2.)
I know that Ben Bernanke is now flooding the American Economy with millions of new paper dollars in 2012, during his euphemistic QE3, (Quantitative Easing, Phase #3.)
I know that in The States, up until 1973, a citizen was ostensibly able to purchase an ounce of gold for $1.00. Today, that same ounce of gold will cost the buyer somewhere in the neighborhood of $1600 - $1800, depending on the market of the day.
Personally, since Bernanke started spewing greenbacks on the American Economy in September of 2012, my investments, which are tied to gold, have lost at least 15% value, but I am not worried. Once Daddy Greenbucks turns off the spigot, my investments will predictably GO "through the roof."
(I need to buy more right now. "Buy low. Sell high." Want to conserve your personal worth? Buy gold for the next two weeks.)
However, that is just a country boy's "gut feeling." What do I know?
Of course, this country boy was co-Valedictorian of his high school's senior class. The two of us shared a 4.0 average,
(American high schools give a 4.0 for every A grade earned in class. To make a 4.0 average, you have to make all A's for four years straight. Sorry to appear to be bragging - not my intent - merely trying to demonstrate credibility for my understanding of numbers and money and their intricate operations.) You don't have to agree with me, but you can't deny that I paid attention in my high school classes.
"Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government."
That roughly translates to "Enough is Enough! Since you will not back-off already, we are committed to to making you back-off! Are we communicating?!!"
Force your will on us, (aka socially "beat us up") for long enough, and we will walk away from you in any and in every way that we can.
Force your confiscatory Power-Grab, known as Obamacare, on a weary still Freedom-Loving People, and we WILL do everything that we can to VOTE you out of Office.
Force your socially/spiritually-WICKED redefinition of marriage on a weary still Freedom-Loving People, and we WILL do everything that we can to VOTE you out of Office.
Force your socially/spiritually-WICKED, brow-beating disregard of life, called euphemistically abortion, on a weary still Freedom-Loving People, and we WILL do everything that we can to VOTE you out of Office.
Force your WICKED self-will on a weary still Freedom-Loving People, and we WILL do everything that we can to VOTE you out of Office.
"The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States."
Four years of Mr. Obama mean arguably the precisely same thing!
Thank The LORD war is no longer necessary in this country.
"Checks and Balances" can continue to protect us from megalomaniacs, if we still have the character as a nation to vote this one out of The Oval Office.
If we cannot VOTE Mr. Obama out of Office, then Great Britain might want to consider, whether Prime Minister Obama is the next title he may wish to add to his resume', if not King of The World.
Any man, who would intentionally try to wreck the American Economy, through Quantitative Easing, Part #3, just to get himself reelected, is unworthy of the honored appellation, Man.
"IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
"The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,..."
What does this tell us? The whole country of 13 states in this new world was in complete agreement about circumstances, that they considered to be intolerable, and no longer excusable. Furthermore, they were committed as a unite to standing against tyranny in its then-present form, King George of Great Britain.
There is a growing sentiment, among the "sons" of the Founders of the United States of America, that Mr. Obama fancies himself to be more than a President. In a word he acts as though he considers himself to be a king, who is "above the law," unanswerable to any citizen.
The "sons" of the Founders (of whom this writer is one) are making a concerted effort to Get-Out-The-Vote to dethrone his less-than-Majesty.
A few years back many states enacted legislation, which makes it legal to VOTE, during the approximately twenty-one days leading up to any election.
Early Voting wisely increases the potential for greater voter turnout, which was the freedom, that many "sons" of the Founders bought with their very lives, throughout our nation's history. (This writer cast his vote for the Romney/Ryan ticket on Day #1 in the state of Georgia, USA.)"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
America's Founding Fathers were honorable men, who included General George Washington, statesmen Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as well as the wealthy and influential family of John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams.
As honorable men they left no room for "guess work," surrounding the motives, that they jointly and severally, unitedly embraced to the core of their beings.
One does NOT incite revolt against a Sovereign, unless the service of that Sovereign has become intolerable and abusive in multiple ways.
In some regards, the picture is that of a son, who feels that he has no other option but to rebel forcefully against his own father, if that father has been so domineering as to micromanage that teenager's life to the level of minutiae.
Such an unwise father effectively prevents his son from growing up to become a man, when in retrospect the father would have been wise to give his son a ceremonial rite of passage into manhood.
On the other hand, the American Revolution could be seen as the struggle (or rite of passage) for the young upstart nation, which transformed it from child to adult in much the same way as the caterpillar transforms into the beautiful butterfly as it struggles out of its binding chrysalis."We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
The honor of the Founding Fathers planted, wittingly or not, the seed of the Second American Revolution in the wording of this announcement of the First American Revolution.
"...All men are created equal..." appears to have been the very crack in the nation's psyche, which led to the passion of William Wilberforce and John Newton in Great Britain a scant half-century later, and the resolve of President Abraham Lincoln less than 90 years after the nation's birth.
"...All men are created equal..." makes good doctrine, but poor practice, when a whole race of humans are in slavery to another race of humans.
Wilberforce barely lived to see the abolition of slavery in Great Britain. The States paid a terrible price in war with ourselves to abolish slavery on "this side of the pond.""That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,..."
Monarchy is an excellent form of Government, when the King is benevolent, operating on the basis of Absolute Truth, acknowledging his own submission to the everlasting Authority of GOD, The King of kings.
This world has yet to know, that exemplary a king. Therefore, monarchies have had limited success at best.
Anarchy/Democracy is never a wise form of Government, any nation which allows the citizenry to "do that which is right in their own eyes
" has created a monstrous environment in which to live.
The Founding Fathers created the best form of Government to rule fallen Mankind, tainted by Original Sin. The Founding Fathers gave us a Republic, which is ruled by elected representatives of the people, who are themselves ruled by an extensive series of checks and balances.
"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
" This writer is tenaciously committed to the belief, that ALL humans are irreparably BAD, without any hope of doing lasting GOOD, apart from the Help of GOD Almighty Himself.
Therefore, the Citizenry gives its permission for representatives to wisely attend to the issues of governing the nation, and the Government so permitted owes a close and strong accountability to the Citizenry themselves.
This effective system of "Checks and Balances" ensures that no man or woman will have sufficient Power to become an egotistical Tyrant
We have been successful to greater and lesser degrees for over 200 years now.
However, the growing Tyranny of Mr. Obama is reminding many "sons" of the Founding Fathers to recall The Declaration of Independence to greater and greater degrees and clarity.
We are reemphasizing the "self-evident truths
" and are stubbornly calling Mr. Obama into account, regarding the Declaration
, which he disrespects
, and The Constitution
, which he repeatedly violates
, after he swore to uphold its meaning, both literally and in the spirit of the same, on the day, that he was inaugurated to be President.
This is the End of Part 1.
How wonderful it is to see that Character still exists in politicians today!How difficult it has become to honestly speak The TRUTH (John 14:6,) without thinking about social and political fallout, regarding the speaking of TRUTH!
Well, Dear Reader, YOU will need to make the choice as you read the following quote, and as you read my follow-up application, regarding the this HONORABLE quote made by one of our country's few remaining Great Americans.
"Richard Mourdock, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, said in a debate on Tuesday that 'even when life begins with that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen.
"The remark drew criticism from his Democratic opponent, congressman Joe Donnelly, as well as from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's camp - even as Mourdock defended his words...During the debate in New Albany, Indiana, Mourdock, Donnelly and Libertarian candidate Andrew Horning were asked about their views on abortion.
"'The only exception I have to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother
,' Mourdock said. 'I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something God intended to happen.'"
Richard Mourdock is absolutely RIGHT
! Every pregnancy IS the indication that The LORD intended for that specific egg and that specific sperm cell to fertilize together to form that specific human being.
I never cease to be amazed, (and I never cease to be absolutely PUT-OUT
, I might add,) at the completely two-faced hypocrisy of the average "politically-correct" human being on Earth today."Rape is such a terrible thing, and such an emotional burden on a woman. Don't you care about her feelings, Winston?"I care very much about her feelings as much as I care about the feelings of every living human being, throughout ALL Time and Eternity.I care very much about the feelings of every living human being in every pregnant womb
, who spends his or her last moments of life being ripped limb from limb, while experiencing the same (or greater) level of terror as any human being, who has died in the jaws of the terrible great white shark!I care very much about the feelings of every living human being, who lives with wounded emotions for LIFE,
after living through the invasive violence, that every abortion IS.I care very much about the feelings of every living human being, who lives with wounded emotions for LIFE, after being told, that someone they love
has lived through the invasive violence, that every abortion IS.I care very much about the feelings of THE LIVING HUMAN BEING, WHO IS ALMIGHTY GOD, Equally, Existentially, Eternally, and Inextricably, who lives with wounded emotions for LIFE, after seeing, that two people HE loves dearly
have lived through the invasive violence, that every abortion IS, especially after the pains, that HE Personally took to Create that human life, down to every last electron of every last molecule, Whom HE LOVES Personally, with indescribable INTIMACY.
The former Surgeon General for POTUS42, thought that she was saying something important, when she mouthed the words, "Every child a wanted child.
She apparently thought she was giving a recipe for legitimizing
abortion as legalized
on that Day of Infamy
in January of 1973.
No, Dear Lady, you were not giving permission for humans to abort the precious child(ren), that The LORD gives to every pregnant woman, throughout the entirety of HIStory. You, were speaking a TRUISM
, that too many present-day humans have forgotten.
Even if every human on Earth was to at a point in Time foolishly refuse to "want" some precious child in some womb, the Very Sovereign LORD, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Who died, Who was buried, and Who rose to The Pristine New Eternal Physical Human Life, that HE Himself Created, and HE, Who created that Very Precious Human Life, who would stand under the curse of all of Humanity at that very moment, would STILL WANT THAT VERY CHILD.
Ergo, the above-mentioned line of so-called logic would still be inadmissable, even in THAT extreme case.
What would happen to some FOOL, who entered The Louvre
in Paris in an insane RAGE, and began to slice and deface the masterworks of Monet, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Salvador Dali, (presuming that he could actually reach one of them?)
Would that FOOL ever be a free human again? Not likely...The Greatest of ALL Artists has even Greater WRATH against ALL human, who dare slash and deface The Masterworks, whom HE fashions in EVERY pregnant womb EVERY day.
As a man, who lives with a wife and a daughter, this issue is deeply personal, and heart-wrentching.
Would I like
for either of them to carry a child of rape to term to give birth to that precious Creation of The LORD
I would be insane to LIKE
However, I would be even more insane to advise either one of them to MURDER The LORD's Precious, Pains-Takingly-Created Child
, which would definitely add VIOLENCE
on top of VIOLENCE
Do I care about their feelings? You bet I DO! Anything to minimize greater emotional PAIN is my Prime Directive!
What about abortion to save the life of the mother?
Any child large enough to endanger the life of the mother is large enough to be delivered by Caesarean Section.
Even if that child is not large nor developed enough to sustain life for a relatively long time, then he or she would die in peace in the loving arms of his or her mother, knowing that he or she IS LOVED.Is THAT not a much more humane death
than causing a precious, defenseless little child to become the subject of a slasher movie...IN REAL TIME?Every child IS Indeed a wanted child. :)
How many people stop to think, that the majority of women, who are still young enough to "need" The Choice, between Life and Death, were given birth by a mother, who legally had that same Choice?
Boy! No doubt they are glad, that they were each "a wanted child.
"Every child IS Indeed a wanted child. :)
""The US has elections
," (Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D., a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel) wrote, "but it no longer has representative government.
He also observed that while the United States has a free press, it is "partisan and dishonest."
"Most Americans agree that the mainstream media represented by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and the liberal newspapers are little more than propaganda machines for the Democrat Party and are distorting the news in an attempt to manipulate public opinion to support the reelection of Barack Obama
," he explained.
A recent Gallup poll shows that national distrust of the so-called "mainstream media" is at an all-time high.
According to Col. Sellin, most American institutions, including the military, have been tarnished by political corruption
..."They have brought us to the brink of bankruptcy, have opened our borders to illegal immigration, and have permitted a fifth column promoting Sharia law to infiltrate our society and judicial system,
" he wrote...Col. Sellin minced no words when he accused "self-serving politicians" of collaborating with the press "to trigger the fall of the American republic."
This report, authored by Examiner
reporter, Joe Newby, underscores the fulfillment of my own personal prophetic warning, against the election of Barak Hussein Obama in the first place, during the 2008 Presidential Election.
POTUS44 has proven to be the antisocial human being, that I feared that he indeed was, (and still is.)
Back in February of 2011, I opined on Soda Head's website, "President Obama is to be respected, not only for the office, but also for his beliefs.
To respect means to have a sober understanding of who someone is.
I respect my friends at one level.
I respect my opponents at any even higher level, since opponents are inherently hard to know accurately.
As the old saying goes, 'Keep you friends close. Keep your enemies, even closer.'"
If morality has anything to say at all about the character of a national leader, then the definition of right has been violated time after time after time by the President and by his entire administration.
The President of the United States of America was codified to be "a natural-born citizen," who arguably was intended to respect the ideals of the United States. His attitude toward this primary requirement has been flippant at best, and his apparent attitude toward American ideals is the worst to say the least.
The U.S. Constitution has been little more than an apparent speed-bump to his seeming intent of national, (maybe even world) domination.
Even Obamacare has arguably been nothing more than an attempt to transform the States from a representative republic into an "Absolute Despotism
," which was the very issue, that General George Washington and company had with King George of Great Britain, nearly 240 years ago now.
Maybe we should revisit The Declaration of Independence for application purposes.
THAT is a great idea!Plea
se stay tuned.
What is morality?Is there any point in caring
about morality's definition or application?
If you stop the average human on the street, and ask them, "Do you believe in right and wrong?
" it's a betting man's advantage to guess that over half would still say, "Yes!
do humans believe in "right and wrong?"
Is there any honorable way to establish some universal "right and wrong" in an era and in a world in which the highest dogma is that there are "No Absolutes!"?
It would be humorous, (if not so sad) to ask the question, "Can we be absolutely sure, that there are no absolutes?"
morality? According to the Oxford-American Dictionary, moral means "of or concerned with the goodness and badness of human character or with the principles of what is right and wrong in conduct.
Logically, it would follow that morality
is "the state of or the living out of that which is moral
." (Personal application)
If GOD exists, then HE makes the rules, and by extension HE defines "Right and Wrong."
If GOD exists, then character, that agrees with GOD's definition of Right, constitutes character, which is effectively moral.
If GOD exists, then humans have a clear Standard by which we may judge moral behavior, and the state of morality.
To embrace a moral is arguably,...just a thought. This is the philosopher's orthodoxy
, (i.e. "right thinking.")
To consistently live a moral-embraced is to demonstrate moral character, effectively exemplifying morality. This is the philosopher's orthopraxy
, (i.e. "right practice.")
If GOD does NOT exist, then who in the name of Humanity has any honest right to define some allegedly-universal set of "Right and Wrong," if the beliefs of every human on Earth is of the same value, regarding the esoteric?
"Well, I just feel like it's bad to kill.
" The logical extension of "No Moral Absolutes" is the brush-off, "Well, who flippin' cares what you feel, 'cause I don't like your look, and I think you're just takin' up space and usin' up resources. Therefore, according to ZPG, you're time on Earth should be over. Savvy, Dude?
"That's a pretty immoral attitude
," you say? I totally agree.
Apparently, most human beings still live by the Ten Commandments
, even if they reject the Message of The Bible as a whole.
Some things just make sense...all the way down to our created core, right?
With presence increasing skepticism against the motives and abilities of national leaders, is it possible that any human will ever come forward, whose moral quality of character will be so beyond reproach, that the entire world will be galvanized behind his leadership?
Of THAT, I have no doubt.
Six thousand years of trial and error can finesse, even the most incorrigible, into a nearly flawless actor.
That is what makes the dogged malevolence of the future world leader so easy to predict.
"Insanity needs no purpose,...just a goal.
" (Isaiah 14:12-14; Revelation 13)
For the average human, truth seems to be the strongest ideal from which he or she will not deviate in the course of living life.
Truth is thus defined as life's nonnegotiable, whether provable or not.
Therefore, "Truth," we are told in this post-modern world, "is not necessarily the same for every human being."
One wonders if truth for modern Mankind is then most closely aligned with the axiom, "Might makes Right!"
Who decides what is right and is acceptable in the realm of daily living?
Just as important is the question, "Who decides what is wrong, and is therefore off-limits for the citizenry of any realm?"
In Societies, which value individual freedom as the highest personal right, the area of operation for each individual in that Society is relatively expansive, and Governmental intrusion is necessarily limited to the strongest extent.
In Societies, which value the expression of Society's highest Ideal as the highest aspiration of every individual, then personal freedom will be limited, and Governmental regulations, which enforce the expression of Society's highest Ideal, will be expansive to the strongest extent.
Human nature being what it is, (woefully inconsistent in personal self-discipline,) it is necessary, (even in countries, which emphasize personal freedom,) for laws to restrict those freedoms to some degree, or anarchy will be expressed.
THAT in itself is the debate.
Who decides the truth, that we will obey as an individual, as a community, as a state, as a nation, and as a world?
Does GOD exist? If so, then HE makes the rules.
Does GOD exist, Alone? If so, then there is no supernatural competition, and HIS Law is Final.
Is GOD merely mythology? If so, then is there a human or group of humans, who have the level of moral character, personal perfection, and consistent wisdom necessary to make the rules for one or for all human societies?
Why should we care?
"It's my life, right? What does any other human have to do with it? I have less than a century to enjoy it. Get out of my way, and let me have FUN!"
Do basic human rights exist?
If so, then why do we know that they exist?
Is this knowledge of basic human rights innate?
If so, has this knowledge been woven into our very psyche, through the creative Hand of GOD?
Has this knowledge been conditioned into our very psyche, through eons of survivalist experiences?
If basic human rights are merely survivalist to the core, then why do we need to consider them to be moral in any way?
What is morality?
No doubt, morality is the subject of another post. ;)
Please, stay tuned.