One Simple Scrap of Paper

"I would never have thought that such a storm would rise from Rome over one simple scrap of paper…"
~ Martin Luther

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NM House is in for throwing away 2nd Amendment

Who cares?  We don’t use them to protect our Constitution and Amendments anyway.

House approves ‘red flag’ firearms bill » Albuquerque Journal

the state House passed legislation late Wednesday that would allow courts to order the temporary taking of guns from someone deemed an immediate threat.

House Bill 83, sponsored by Democratic Reps. Daymon Ely of Corrales and Joy Garratt of Albuquerque, would establish an Extreme Risk Protection Order Act — sometimes called a “red flag” law.

The proposal passed 39-30 and now moves to the Senate for consideration.

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The Grand Design Of The Gospel

Your State By Nature

Again: the Gospel is designated “the kingdom of God,” because it is the ordained instrument of God to restore His authority over the minds of men. While men who reject the Gospel are under the physical dominion of God, every step and stage of their life being placed at His sovereign bidding, properly speaking they are in a state of revolt against Him. They are not subject to His law; they are “alienated and enemies by wicked works;” they have rendered their allegiance to the antagonist power of the great adversary—“the prince of the power of the air,” of whom it is emphatically said, that he “worketh in the children of disobedience.” This, my hearers, is your state by nature, as it is the state of the whole universe beside.

The Grand Design Of The Gospel

Now it is the grand design of the Gospel, to exert such an influence over the intellect and the passions of men, as shall change the entire current of their thoughts and feelings and actions towards God—shall soften them, shall subdue them, and shall reconcile them—shall cause them to render their entire and devoted allegiance to Him, who alone deserves and can rightly demand it. For this grand end, the Divine wisdom of its great Originator has wisely and perfectly adapted it. [The Gospel] contains ample announcements of the Divine character and claims, of the “exceeding sinfulness of sin,” and of the tremendous consequences to which sin exposes transgressors in the world that is yet to come. [The Gospel] exhibits the great provision of atonement, which has been made by the Son of God in His sufferings and death, as the result of infinite love, sufficient for the pardon and redemption of the guiltiest of men, who shall repent and believe; and it reiterates invitations, free and touching and tender beyond comparison, urging men to flee for mercy, that they may not perish, but have everlasting life.”


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Why Do Jewish Supremacists Corrupt the Nations?

Why mass immigration only to western civilizations? Why are Muslims able to get away with persecuting Christians around the globe? One holy cause deserves one holy response.

NPN Article: Three Times Evil Jewish Leaders Fled

  • Why are liberal Jews so intent on stimulating and protecting sodomy, the most effective destroyer of nations? Why do such Jews pioneer and promote movements encouraging abortion and Christian-entrapping bias and hate crimes legislation?

    The answer is simple. Such Jews believe they have a holy cause. Only by destroying Christian civilization can they achieve what they believe will be a much better, more intelligent, and spiritually enlightened Judaic new world order. It will be a world without war, centered on Hebrew monotheism. Such utopia was envisioned by Israel’s first Prime Minister David ben Gurion. He said, “Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel and world Jewry; it aspires to become the spiritual center of the world. . .” (The Jewish Chronicle, London, Dec. 16, 1919)

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The Beauty of Jealousy

I was listening to my daughter talk about a time in her early teens when she was extremely jealous over a boy she liked. That feeling became destructive and cost her two friends.

Jealousy is back, not in her own life but in her friend’s. She is dealing with it differently too. Her friend became jealous of her. Her answer to him in part was to state her own boundaries regarding jealousy. She said to him, “If I do such and such it makes you feel jealous. If you did such and such I would not feel jealous.”  Well, at least they are talking about it.

I asked her, “What is the purpose of jealousy? Why do we at times feel jealous? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Why did God give us or allow us to have feelings of jealousy? Is jealousy something we want to keep in our relationships or something we want to keep out of our relationships?”

I then began to explain a point that came to my mind after the reading of chapter 1 of the Abolition of Man. Is a thing good because you ascribe value to it or is a thing good because in and of itself it is good?

The first part of this book is a discussion around two people’s perception of a waterfall. One says it is pretty and the other says it is sublime. A third person is bothered by this difference of opinion. All this led me to formulate my question regarding the true nature of goodness; is beauty in the eye of the beholder or does it exist on its own? A simpler way to think about this might be to state the question in an opposite fashion like this: Is a thing evil because I don’t like it or can a thing be evil in and of itself?

I proceeded to say to my daughter that if beauty or goodness or evil exists on its own than there is something outside of ourselves, something even outside of our relationships, something beyond us that we would do well to long for if it is good and despise if it were evil.  And isn’t it because of this good beyond ourselves that jealousy finds its proper place in our lives? Jealousy is a powerful feeling at times and can be mishandled, but the proper role of it is to empower us or to help us preserve the good, the very good we desire in another when we say we love them.

Those are my thoughts.  What are your thoughts regarding the questions I’ve asked?  I’d like to hear what they are.

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Is It Spring Time in America?

Here is my American Civil War 2.0 prediction. You can siphon off an American’s wealth, you can protest in his streets with the most vulgar of costumes, you can incrementally make it more difficult for him to obtain a gun, but when it comes to actually taking his gun away…my understanding of human nature (and falling back on the example of Gary Willis of Maryland) is he will take a few bullets and launch a few himself before you ever get it. When Congress passes Senate Bill 7 and Trump signs it, it will be interesting to see just how many people are aware of this new law. If not many, then there will be no Civil War. If many know about this then the question becomes how many are brave enough to defend the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. If many, then they may be the ones to lead us to America 2.0. The second edition is usually better anyway right? Move over Arab Spring; spring will have sprung.


“Red flag” gun confiscation laws violate every principle of liberty upon which our country was founded. There is no due process associated with “red flag” laws. A judge’s order to seize the firearms from an American citizen who has not been accused of a crime, charged with a crime, convicted of a crime—or who never even threatened to commit a crime—based on the accusation of a single individual is anything but due process.

  • Our accuser could be a disgruntled employee, a bitter ex-spouse or relative, a vengeful neighbor, an anti-gun liberal or even an anti-gun policeman. By definition, “red flag” laws use mere suspicion of what one “might” do as justification to seize a person’s firearms. Tactics such as these have been used in virtually every despotic regime of history. In the name of protecting society, the rights and liberties of individuals were denied. Eventually, these repressive governments included political or religious persuasion as triggering “red flags,” which led to their disarmament—all in the name of public safety, of course.
    • Does the judge who issues a warrant to seize a person’s firearms under a “red flag” law provide the accused with an opportunity to defend himself BEFORE violating his constitutional and Natural rights? No. Does the judge provide an opportunity for a close examination of the accusations against the accused (including investigating the accuser) BEFORE violating his constitutional and Natural rights? No. Does the judge allow the accused to face his accuser BEFORE violating his constitutional and Natural rights? No.
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        Ocasio-Cortez’s 70-percent tax rate vs Eisenhower’s


        Ocasio-Cortez’s 70-percent tax rate: Not so radical? – The Washington Post

          • By 1942, after the United States entered World War II, the rate had shot up to 88 percent and took effect at $200,000 — the equivalent of nearly $9 million today. By the time the war ended, the top marginal rate was 94 percent.

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