The Seduction of Pessimism


Brad S.:

I’m pretty certain that nobody shines the love of Christ more than Emily. Let her brighten your day.

Originally posted on Johnny Wholeheart:

By: Emily Timmer

Seduction.

Yes, this word.

The Seduction of PessimismLet’s speak with one another for a moment – as best we can through this little post. Have you ever woken from sleep to a blaring (or beeping or singing) alarm, and felt a sort of heaviness creep over you? It begins first in your mind – plunged the moment you open your eyes into reminders of your inadequacies, unworthiness, demands, failures, hurts, and the raw grind of will and weariness and “another day.” It then moves right into your emotions, churning and unsettling the waters inside of you that were calmed for several hours by sleep. You can feel anxieties, frustrations, and disappointments coming awake even as you do.

Perhaps it’s not so noticeable for you. Perhaps it’s merely the subtlety of waking and doing what you’re “supposed to do” without a lick of thrill or exuberance or whole-hearted connectedness to the…

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The Constitutional Authority for Standing Armies?


Brad S.:

Soldiers Standing on Parade

Soldiers Standing on Parade (Photo credit: Defence Images)

With State Militias being subsumed under the authority of the POTUS, the arming of every federal government department (DOE, IRS, etc.) and the militarization of local law enforcement, there are standing armies in our midst. How soon until this massive domestic army is turned against the people?

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Originally posted on The Political Inquirer:

Giving the President the power to wage war is as anti-American Revolution as you can possibly get. One of the very reasons our Founders decided against a monarchy and opted for a Republic is because the people should decide if they wish to go to war, not the King. By giving our Presidents the power to go to war (starting with Harry Truman up to today with George Bush), we have essentially ceased to be a Republic and now have a monarchy. As much as the Congress will bicker about the war, the President always gets what he wants. Clinton got to stay in Bosnia and Kosovo his entire presidency and nearly invaded Iraq. Bush has gotten virtually everything he wanted in terms of foreign policy. We are an Empire, not a Republic any longer.

So what has made it so easy for us to become an Empire with an…

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How the West Was Won – Back from the Feds!


This is an example of American citizens taking back their rights to the land that belongs to them. You think Federal land belongs to the people? Nope – it belongs to the land barons in DC who get to pick-and-choose who gets the land based on political influence and bribes. They hold resources hostage, such as oil, gas, minerals, water, and even grazing land.

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April 14, 2014 · 2:15 pm

Touching Now Federal Offense – No Guns For You!


The Supreme Court just ruled in the case United States vs. Castleman that:

“…the crime of battery was ‘satisfied by even the slightest offensive touching.’”

That means that for even a domestic misdemeanor (not a federal crime) the owning a firearm is now a federal offense.

The rapid encroachment on your 2nd Amendment rights is accelerating. Strangely enough, criminals will ignore this law, and a huge swath of citizens will now be disarmed. And the State loves it – as you are made ever more dependent on them for “safety”.

The real question is, who will be left to protect you from the State?

Update:
And families like this would also be disarmed, as under felony gun laws, there cannot be a firearm in the house.

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Jeb Bush Declares Illegal Immigration “An Act Of Love” While Others Suggest Deported Individuals Be Brought Back To U.S.


Brad S.:

The U.S. electorate is alike a bunch of drunks, staggering between two parties hoping one or the other will finally make them feel good, safe, and secure. Ever disappointed, these addicts will still hope that a fix of Clinton, or a fix of Bush, or “Hope and Change”, will bring their blurry vision of some perfect society into focus. Instead they are left bloody in the gutter, wallets emtpy, but too drunk on Statest coolaid to acknowledge the truth of their situation. Like dogs, they return to their vomit, and hope for more of the same.

Originally posted on JONATHAN TURLEY:

200px-thumbnail The politics over illegal immigration has radically changed as both parties see the issue as key to attracting the hispanic vote in the next election. A measure of that change was evident on Sunday when <a href=”Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that many who illegally come to the United States do so out of an “act of love” for their families while Democrats are pushing to stopping deportations all together.

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