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Monday, February 11, 2019

It's a Return to Love Life Under a Good God Thing

Dear America,

"Live in the sunshine, 
swim the sea, 
drink the wild air's salubrity."  

Ralph Waldo Emerson

blog #981
subject: subjective morality, an oxymoron for the ages

Isn't is crazy how some people deem the creation of a structure -- aka building a wall -- between sovereign nations as immoral; all the while, the very same people would allow the mother, of an unborn child -- to go full term, even to the day of it's birth -- her choice to kill it, no matter if such a child is in or outside the womb.  The act of killing this itty bitty baby, who is clearly able to live outside the womb for what could be a very long life, is reduced to no more than a woman's right to choose her own sense of morality right there on the spot.

The person responsible for the gift of sperm -- the man -- has no say.

The baby -- even at nine months in the womb -- has no say.

But what does it say, as a culture?

Of course, after 980 blogs -- this isn't the first time this subject has reared it's ugly head, or shall we use the term crowned?  I may even be so bold to say, this subject separates conservatives from liberals without prejudice --  albeit justly, squarely, and with great objectivity.  But no surprise there, right.

Anywho, let's say it again -- just what does it say, about US, as a culture?  What does this rather repugnant, grisly, insufferable choice say about the United States, as a nation? 

Governor Northam, by trade just prior to politician, a Pediatric Neurologist, said this, “the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”  It doesn't matter that the context, supposedly was after a failed abortion...it doesn't matter. 

What matters is the matter struggling for life; the life that would be, conceivably, by process, snuffed out in an instant -- just because it's what the mother and the family desire.    Um.  In such a case -- wouldn't it be more morally sound to let this little baby be adopted by a couple longing to raise a baby of their own?  But also, what he says there doesn't even make sense...the infant would be "resuscitated" only to have this same baby ultimately killed?  What?

But let's get back on the subject, shall we?

About this subjective morality thing...that's a good one, isn't it?

But this describes our world, precisely.  And we kinda all do it, don't we, to some degree or another.

A preacher who I love listening to from time to time, Robert Morris, has just begun a series of sermons that has begun with a discussion on this very idea, and poses nearly at the start a question -- why do you lock your doors at night?

um to stay safe and sound, um, like, all night long?


because for some people, breaking into another person's home and stealing other people's things, and maybe even snatching the life-force out of what might otherwise be an able bodied citizen minding his own business, is all morally acceptable. 

Even though moral law was firmly spelled out upon a couple of famous tablets thousands of years ago, eventually becoming  part and parcel of America's Rule of Law, if not, essentially, part and parcel of every civilized nation's good governance -- the adherence to such a moral code of behavior under what is known as "thou shalt not kill and thou shalt not steal" has nearly become as subjective as the what to wear for the day or the making of the decision to keep a baby or kill it.  It's just a choice we make.

It's just a choice we make. It's totally subjective from one girl or boy to the next....ladi dah, ladi dah

When we give it euphemistic characteristics, like freedom of choice and right to decide, what does it matter what happens?  It's just a choice someone makes for his/herself.  It's free will in action.

(Ever think about making the better choice in the first place, as in, using birth control?  Or further, taking personal responsibility for our actions, for another life we make?  whatever...I digress in the cesspool of the rising victim-hood nation)

And if that's the case, then why punish anyone for anything if the subjectivity of everything creates the very conditions where the ultimate choice of  things is not only immorally based upon how someone feels -- essentially being highly emotional -- but carries the potential to  bring death of another soul, whether the unborn child, or newborn baby, or the girl next door.   Why have law, why have punishment, if upon some occasions some law becomes subjective to a moment, a condition -- be it an unwanted human being, or what have you?  Are we now going to argue at what age is it okay to kill a human, be it a newborn or ninety.  Oh right, we are doing that already, see also, death with dignity.

Same with immigration -- we have a law in place; some people follow it, while other immigrants don't?  Who is on the right side of the law and who is not?  What could be more fair than for all people to follow the same law?

Where is our clear and objective view of what is right and what is wrong, and where does it come from?    And for real -- let's ask ourselves -- just how black and white is it? 

For starters, God gave us a guide because He IS a Loving God -- and wants His people, His children, to live not only in His image, but act accordingly.  These commandments were designed to mold us into being better humans on earth, better caretakers of this planet, and better neighbors with one another, whether it be right next door, or across town, or across the border within the borders of an entirely separate and sovereign nation, like, Mexico.

You know, Mexico keeps firm its stance on immigration, and applies their law, fairly and squarely.

Good fences make good neighbors; sound moral code makes sound law makes secure people all the way around the world.  "Obedience always brings blessing," as according to another preacher, Charles F. Stanley, and his Life Principles to Live By, #21.

You know, some of the same people who would seem fit to morally decide to abort a baby, even at full term, may be the same people who carefully escort a wayward spider out the door, or don't eat meat, just because, you know, to kill a cow or lamb is just simply  wrong.    I know, my apologies for that link.  ugh.

It's just helps me make my point.

We can't kill the baby lamb chops but we can kill any human baby, anytime, anywhere. [and just to be clear, God gave man dominion over the animals, according to the Bible; not to be cruel, but the Bible told us what to eat, and hamburgers were included.]

Their logic makes no sense.

One of the final points made by Robert Morris on Sunday went something like this:  "God created you with a mind to think, a heart to feel, and a [free]will to choose.  [And what you do with these gifts] determines your destiny."

On a grander scale, what America chooses to do with her gifts of mind, body and soul -- collectively -- is who we are, determining America's destiny.

We must be mindful, compassionate, and smart with our choices from top to bottom, east to west, side by side, thoughtfully and objectively and lawfully, in accordance to a sound moral code, without exception, without blurring the lines.   Or else, quite honestly and brutally, why have lines at all?

sure, and who am I, right?

I'm just a girl with one world view living next door to another girl with another world view; we might have some things in common, and we might have some things in stark disagreement.  There is that.

But the thing is -- America became awfully successful at melting together a rather diverse people, of various world views, because the one thing its people had very much in common within the commons was a life lived under God, first and foremost.   And the breaking away from this Truth, this Life, this Word, this Law, and especially, this LOVE, has made all the difference, for better or worse, and mostly worse.

An objective return to Love God and love the law is probably the right thing to do, as simply a good place to start.  And start over, we must.

And it starts with you and me making good choices all the live long day.

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

It's About Transcending our Differences Thing

Dear America,

"On Friday, it was announced 
that we added another 304,000 jobs 
last month alone -- almost double 
what was expected. 
An economic miracle is taking place 
in the United States -- 
and the only thing
 that can stop it are 
foolish wars, politics, 
or ridiculous partisan investigations."
Trump on Trump on Trump: SOTU 2019

love it.

"The agenda I will lay out this evening 
is not a Republican agenda 
or a Democrat agenda. 
It is the agenda of the American people."


But we must reject the politics 
of revenge, resistance, and retribution -- 
and embrace the boundless potential 
of cooperation, compromise, and the common good.

and yet, the ladies in white just couldn't stand for it...

Let's talk about these ladies, for just a minute, shall we?

First, they were all democrats; and yet, they were intended to be seen in a show of solidarity, mirroring the white dresses of the suffragettes, in support of  "all women..."  hmmmmm

Did they reflect the ideology of this woman? me?   um. no.
Did they reflect the ideology of this woman....Star Parker?  um.  no.

Peggy Noonan was quick on the twitter to say, "“And good natured with the white jackets, who I see some on twitter are calling the straight jackets. AOC had a rare bad night, looking not spirited, warm and original as usual but sullen, teenaged and at a loss."  

To which, AOC replied:“Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future. We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact.”

was it, AOC?
cue, MediaITE -- instant poll @CBS

um, what's that?  76% approval....

even @CNN ....viewers gave it a 60% approval.

And given how long a speech it was....82 minutes to be exact....this year's SOTU even tops last year's numbers, and even toppled the viewership of Obama's SOTU in 2011.  

Anywho, Alexandria -- you may wanna rethink how the American people think about things..."unsettling" may not be where we're at. just sayin'

Perhaps her white pant suit's in a wad over this:

"Tonight, I ask you to choose greatness."

or this:

In just over 2 years since the election, we have launched an unprecedented economic boom -- a boom that has rarely been seen before. We have created 5.3 million new jobs and importantly added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs -- something which almost everyone said was impossible to do, but the fact is, we are just getting started.

or this:

Unemployment has reached the lowest rate in half a century. African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded. Unemployment for Americans with disabilities has also reached an all-time low. More people are working now than at any time in our history --- 157 million.

or this:

We passed a massive tax cut for working families and doubled the child tax credit.

or this:

We eliminated the very unpopular Obamacare individual mandate penalty -- and to give critically ill patients access to life-saving cures, we passed right to try.

oh it's gotta be this:

We have unleashed a revolution in American energy -- the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world. And now, for the first time in 65 years, we are a net exporter of energy.

or this:

Inspired by stories like Alice's, my Administration worked closely with members of both parties to sign the First Step Act into law. This legislation reformed sentencing laws that have wrongly and disproportionately harmed the African-American community. 

or this:

In the last 2 years, our brave ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of criminal aliens, including those charged or convicted of nearly 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 killings.
or this:

We are joined tonight by one of those law enforcement heroes: ICE Special Agent Elvin Hernandez. When Elvin was a boy, he and his family legally immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic. At the age of eight, Elvin told his dad he wanted to become a Special Agent. Today, he leads investigations into the scourge of international sex trafficking. Elvin says: "If I can make sure these young girls get their justice, I've done my job." Thanks to his work and that of his colleagues, more than 300 women and girls have been rescued from horror and more than 1,500 sadistic traffickers have been put behind bars in the last year.

oh finally, we get a win, and the AOC stands up and high fives to this:

No one has benefitted more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent of the new jobs created in the last year. All Americans can be proud that we have more women in the workforce than ever before -- and exactly one century after the Congress passed the Constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in the Congress than ever before
Can you say 'she sells shallow sea shells from sea to shining sea'  ten times?

And yet, for the AOC...and her fellow democrats...it's not enough; not even close.

In AOC terms -- in twelve years, she predicts that the world is going to end if we don't address climate change; oh, and here's her companion piece of legislation to go with that...see Green New Deal details.

To which I wonder, why do we need a Green New Deal if the world is ending in twelve years anyway?

In a perfect world -- in terms of life goals and aspirations of the young AOC -- we would all be socialists by now.

What say you, Mr. President?

Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence --- not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.

indeed, indeed.

And yet, in truth -- in reality and not made for TV --  government dependency is on the rise.  Year in and year out, our welfare budget grows at a faster rate than our military budget and national security combined, by far.  To put it in proper perspective, our Military gets a budget of about 716 Billion dollars in 2019; while our welfare system, dedicates 721 Billion to Medicare alone, and another 458 Billion to various other welfare programs, making a grand total of $1,179 Billion..........over a trillion dollars.

And the Dem's quibble about 5.7 Billion dollars...

and about this ending.........

Everything that has come since -- our triumph over communism, our giant leaps of science and discovery, our unrivaled progress toward equality and justice -- all of it is possible thanks to the blood and tears and courage and vision of the Americans who came before. 
Think of this Capitol -- think of this very chamber, where lawmakers before you voted to end slavery, to build the railroads and the highways, to defeat fascism, to secure civil rights, to face down an evil empire. 
Here tonight, we have legislators from across this magnificent republic. You have come from the rocky shores of Maine and the volcanic peaks of Hawaii; from the snowy woods of Wisconsin and the red deserts of Arizona; from the green farms of Kentucky and the golden beaches of California. Together, we represent the most extraordinary Nation in all of history. 
What will we do with this moment? How will we be remembered?
....We must choose whether we are defined by our differences -- or whether we dare to transcend them. 
We must choose whether we will squander our inheritance -- or whether we will proudly declare that we are Americans. We do the incredible. We defy the impossible. We conquer the unknown...

 "I am asking you to choose greatness," he goes on to say.

And this girl is right there with him.

It was a good night for America, Mr. President.  Thank you.

But to Alex from the Bronx -- the girl with the degree in economics, no less -- um.  me thinks you need to be less concentrated on making fashion statements of political threads and shreds, and better immersed in the things and ideals that have actually stitched this nation together.

Our founders wove an exquisite weave of the best policies of the ages -- from Aristotle, the Greeks, we gathered ideas like this:  "even the best of men in authority are liable to be corrupted by passion.  We may conclude then that the law is reason without passion, and it is therefore preferable to any individual."

From the Romans, Cicero recognized the connection between mankind and Nature's Law, and used this as a guide for not only personal behavior, but how society must apply this connection while constructing its foundation:  "For these virtues originate in our natural inclination to love our fellow-men, and this is the foundation of justice."  In other words, and returning to The 5000 Year Leap for an assist -- " ...the glue which holds a body of human beings together in the commonwealth of a just society is love -- love of God; love of God's great law of Justice; and love of one's fellow-men which provides the desire to promote true justice among mankind."

From Jerusalem -- we simply find the basis  to every thing under heaven; choosing to believe in a faith of Something Greater than ourselves, or not -- it is another choice we make; in the simplest of terms, the commonwealth that became America started at the very beginning, applying The Ten Commandments as the very foundation of our system of laws, individually and collectively.

We are a nation intended to be designed -- and manufactured in the great USA -- of independent people, not of a people totally dependent upon Uncle Sam, or the Democratic party, to fulfill all our dreams....for we all know how that ends, right; it ends -- within twelve years quite possibly --  with an equal sharing of misery.  badump ba

Oh that girl, AOC; she has a lot to learn.
But amen, amen -- what a muse, what a muse, she is for me.

Make it a Good Day, G