Americans don’t understand how blessed they are. We live in a country in which–for the most part–we can make our own decisions about what to say, whom to vote for, and we can make decisions based upon our religious conscience (better than in Europe, anyway). But another thing ungrateful Americans don’t understand is that all these freedoms came only by vigilance and bloodshed, and can be taken away at the stroke of a pen.
Although a sharp reduction in liberties has been fostered by an increasingly leftist elite these past 60 years, mostly incrementally, the most dangerous restrictions on liberty and the pursuit of happiness are likely to come from major treaties signed by our president. This is because Article 2, section 2, clause 2 of our constitution dictates that any of these treaties become law as soon as he signs with a super-majority congressional vote, and article VI of our constitution mandates that international treaties are the supreme law of the land, enforceable through our court system.
As such, here is a list of treaties the entire world has signed and we haven’t. This is important because each of these treaties has a different focus, but when presented in entirity the goal becomes very clear: the United States and every other country in the entire world is not to have liberty apart from their real masters: a governing body of international unelected officials. (more…)
What kind of monster would reject the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child(CRC)?
This question was recently asked by our president and other lefties, as they recognized that Somalia–one of the worst violators of children’s rights in recent history–and the United States were the only countries in the entire world who rejected the treaty. At first glance this Somali-American union might seem pretty strange, but lumping us both into the same category isn’t exactly fair. After all, the “honorable” record of signers includes
-Iran, where people can’t actually vote
-Kenya, a nation in which mobbing neighbors enjoy picking up machetes and hacking children to death
-Saudi Arabia, the place where most of our 9/11 hijackers came from, and are generally supported (more…)
Despite what either side of the political spectrum may say about the other, many Democrats and Republicans claim to be Christians. Republicans claim to be the Christian party because they (are supposed to) take more conservative–or, Christian–stances on social issues, while Democrats claim that God has a heart for the poor and would be on their side because they engage in state philanthropy. Actually, this and the Iraq War are the primary reasons Leftist Christians claim they voted for Obama, despite the fact the Obama’s stances on social issues are diametrically opposed to anything portrayed as righteous in the Bible. So how can anyone tell if their stance is legitimate?
First of all, you can always recognize a legitimate Christian because they claim a couple of things: that the Bible is divine revelation, and that dependence upon Jesus Christ alone grants salvation. If a claimed Christian won’t agree with this, then drop them like they’re hot: you’re dealing with an illogical heretic. But if they agree with those statements, we can rest upon God’s divine law as presented in the Old Testament. The reason we can say this is because Jesus commanded us to love one another, He said that loving interaction is defined by His divine law, and those laws were presented by Yahweh Himself for His covenant people. (more…)