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The Politics of Degradation

English: Photo of Education Secretary (2009-)....

English: Photo of Education Secretary (2009-). The original photo can be found in the “Color photo—Print quality” zip file. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We see it so often from people who don’t like it when you challenge their ideas and plans. Instead of considering the criticism, they attack the person who has the audacity to question them. Instead of listening and understanding, they try to muzzle opposition by calling them names and changing the focus of the argument. Take our Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan for instance. When challenged on Common Core, instead of explaining the value of this major change to how our children are educated, he made the statement that he “found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”

Never mind that there are so many inaccuracies in the platform that it changes our very history. Never mind that it promotes Islam, disregarding the Constitution and the first amendment that declares that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” I guess that since the Department of Education is not Congress, he thinks that this gives them the right to teach our children their preferred religion. What they totally ignore is that nothing in the Constitution gives the Department of Education the right to decide what our children learn. That is a State right that is being ignored and states are being given money to ignore their responsibility.

But back to the point of this post! We have become a immoral society when we rule by bullying and degradation. When we use the power of the office to stifle objection and push policies that are not proper upon a people that does not want them. Our government and many of our leaders push laws to prevent bullying and protect the little people. And yet with almost the very next breath do the very thing that they are claiming to protect us from.

When you call people who oppose you names such as racist, or ignorant, or claim that they don’t like women or any other minority, you stifle debate irregardless of the validity of the argument. A society that does not accept challenge and stifles debate is a country that is not free. When you lose that freedom by the very loss, you become a slave to the state. If they are the ones who have to approve of what you say, what you think, what you teach and what you preach, you are not free, and the opposite of freedom is slavery.

When the Israeli’s were in the wilderness with Moses, some of the want to go back to Egypt, even knowing that they were going back to slavery. The reason was that they didn’t like the hardship and discomfort. They longed for an easier life and they thought that being a slave was easier that being free. After all being a slave most often meant having your needs provided for without the responsibility of making the hard decisions and work for themselves.

We are at the point in American society that almost half of the country is willing to accept slavery in order to keep from making the hard decisions for themselves. They are willing to listen to those who are throwing out terms like racists and bully without bothering to check the validity of the term and whether it really applies to one that it is being used upon. The terms are thrown out there so broadly that they are used to condemn a whole section of people irregardless of reality or truth.

People that would not accept you bullying them, readily accept the bullying and degrading of others. They shrug it off because that is just politics and it is the opposition. They seem to think that anything that prevents them from being challenged is quite alright because they are right and there is no debate allowed.

What is next? Usually when a country gets to the point that no challenge is allowed, the next step is to rid society of those who do challenge authority. Is that where we are headed? We only have to look at the examples in our Bibles to understand what can happen to a country and a society that forgets who God is and who no longer apply the laws that He gave in their  dealings with the people of that country.

Arne Duncan is the Secretary of Education, he does not work for himself, and regardless of what he thinks, he does not really work for the President either. Although the President appointed him and the Senate approved him, ultimately he works for the people of this country. If we as his employers allow him and others like him to stifle debate by degrading those who would question him, we are the losers. Whether you agree with Common Core or not, at the very least you should entertain objections to it and investigate those objections. Not doing so means that what you are promoting is less of a plan and more of an agenda.

We must stop allowing people to claim, every time there is disagreement with a proposal that affects the future of the country, that those who bring objections are racist, stupid, and haters. Any plan or program worth having is worth debating. Any problem that can survive debate is a program than has qualities that benefit. Any plan can benefit from objections and often those objections can lead to a better plan.

Can a Secretary of Education who spends his time degrading a portion of society without actually listening to objections, really be considered to be an intelligent and measured individual? Is this really the type of person that should decide what is acceptable to teach our children? Is this what we want them to learn? Do we want them to stop debate by calling the other person names? If not we need to make it clear that the behavior of the Secretary of Education is not acceptable. He is responsible to education and what he is teaching is immoral and damaging to our children’s future and welfare.

This is not just a Christian value, this is a value for all who love their children and want them to have the best. If the product offered is the best, it should be able to stand up to debate. If it is not then it should be changed and challenge should never be stifled.

 

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Why Does Satan Hate the Black Man?

Do you think that I am crazy asking this question? Consider the situation throughout history of people of African descent. No other race has endured the genocide, slavery and degradation more that blacks, except for those of Jewish descent! Is it simply coincidence?

In Africa itself the black race has been subjected to more violence than any other people in the other continents. They have suffered drought, infestations, starvation, almost constant war, enslavement by all the other races and now being converted whether they wish or not into the radical Islamic religion. Their historic cities destroyed by war or deliberately by those who want their destruction.

In all other countries of the world they are often thought of as less than human or considered second class citizens. Even here in the United States they have suffered both slavery and denigration.

But what is currently happening to the black people here in the United States is a genocide that they themselves appear to be ignorant of in most cases, and even willing partners to in others. They have allowed themselves to be suppressed by those who really want to have power over them and yet really care nothing for them.

Look at who is being aborted, jailed, unemployed, and killed in this country. Most of it is people of African descent. Those in power do not want them to really prosper, they would much rather see them continually dependent on them and yet are rarely called out by the people that they are supposed to be representing.

While many would like to blame it on those who are conservative, if you look at it objectively, you find that most of the policies that are put in place to control people happen when liberals are in power. It is amazing how even many churches are blind to the real enemy of the black man!

Can anyone of faith fail to recognize the face of evil when they see it? It is usually the one with the most beautiful face with the hand out saying let me do that for you. Then once you accept, you are tied to them and they frequently remind you of how much you owe them. The prince of lies has had eons to perfect his ploy and is extremely good at it.

But why the special emphasis on those of African descent? Am I wrong is thinking that there is a pattern here? This is not the will of God, He loves all and sacrificed His Son for all those who choose Him. If it is not the will of God, that just leaves Satan. We have the story of Job as an example, and yet Job knew that he did do anything wrong.

At the same time, it would be hard to accept that people of African descent did something so horrific that they would deserve what they have. In point of fact it is impossible, Jesus did not say that any race would be ineligible. Therefore that just leaves Satan. And I say again, why is Satan so bent on the subjection and eradication of the black man? Because that is the direction that they are headed in many parts of the world. Even here in the United States, the black on black violence is increasing every day. The failure of the schools is leading to increasing ignorance in the communities of all people. Drug use is tearing families apart and yet it is being encouraged by many of those in power. Far from our current leaders trying to help those who are unemployed find jobs, they are instead regulating the jobs out of existence and bringing in even more low skilled and unskilled to take jobs away from those most vulnerable. They are pushing for the abortion of babies at any stage of development, making healthcare substandard and less available that it was previously. They are perverting our faith and abusing our beliefs. They are even encouraging us to kill the lesser and needy in order to profit those they consider better.

Why does Satan hate the Black man?

Jesus Christ – The ONLY TRUE Friend of the Black Man!

A 13th century book illustration produced in B...

A 13th century book illustration produced in Baghdad by al-Wasiti showing a slave-market in the town of Zabid in Yemen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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White Slaves-Muslim Masters & Barbary Wars

American Minute with Bill FedererFEB. 16 – White Slaves-Muslim Masters & the Barbary Wars
  
“The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco,” stated President Obama in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.
Explaining this, Governor William Bradford wrote that in 1625, a Pilgrim ship was returning to England with dried fish and 800 lbs of beaver skins to trade for supplies:
“They…were well within the England channel, almost in sight of Plymouth. But…there she was unhapply taken by a Turkish man-
of-war and carried off to Morocco where the captain and crew were made slaves.”
Muslim pirates of Morocco raided European coasts and carried away over a million to the North African slave markets, where also they sold tens of millions of Africans into slavery.
In 1627, Algerian Muslim pirates, led by Murat Reis the Younger, raided Iceland, and carried 400 into slavery.
One captured girl, who had been made a slave concubine in Algeria, was rescued back by King Christian IV of Denmark.
On June 20, 1631, the entire village of Baltimore, Ireland, “The Stolen Village,” was captured by Muslim pirates.
Only two ever returned. Thomas Osborne Davis wrote in his poem, “The Sack of Baltimore” (1895):
“The yell of ‘Allah!’ breaks above the shriek and roar;
O’blessed God! the Algerine is lord of Baltimore.”
Kidnapped Englishman Francis Knight wrote:
“I arrived in Algiers, that city fatal to all Christians and the butchery of mankind.”
Moroccan Sultan Moulay Ismail had 500 wives and forced 25,000 white slaves to build his palace at Meknes. He was witnessed to have killed an African slave just to try out a new hatchet he was given.
The Catholic Order “Trinitarians” collected alms to ransom slaves.
In 1785, Morocco recognized the new country of the United States by capturing two American ships and demanding tribute.
Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Jay, 1787:
“There is an order of priests called the Mathurins, the object of whose institution is to beg alms for the redemption of captives.
They keep members always in Barbary, searching out the captives of their country, and redeem, I believe, on better terms than any other body, public or private.
It occurred to me, that their agency might be obtained for the redemption of our prisoners at Algiers.”
Thomas Jefferson wrote to William Carmichael, 1786:
“Mr. Adams and I had conferences with a Tripoline ambassador, named Abdrahaman. He asked us thirty thousand guineas for a peace with his court.”
Jefferson reported to John Jay,” March 28, 1786:
“The Ambassador answered us that it was…written in their Qur’an, that all nations who should not have acknowledged Islam’s authority were sinners, that it was their…duty to make war upon them…and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners.”
Jefferson purchased a Qur’an to understand the enemy.
Despite paying nearly 20 percent of the U.S. Federal budget as extortion payments, the Muslims continued their piracy.
When Jefferson became President, he finally sent in the U.S. Marines to stop Morocco’s Barbary pirates.
In his First Annual Message, December 8, 1801, Thomas Jefferson stated:
“Tripoli…of the Barbary States, had come forward with demands unfounded either in right or in compact, and had permitted itself to (announce) war on our failure to comply before a given day. The style of the demand admitted but one answer.
I sent a small squadron of frigates into the Mediterranean, with assurances to that power of our sincere desire to remain in peace, but with orders to protect our commerce against the threatened attack. “
On December 29, 1803, the new 36-gun USS Philadelphia ran aground on Morocco’s shallow coast and Muslim pirates captured and imprisoned Captain William Bainbridge and his 307 man crew for 18 months.
To prevent the ship from being used by the Muslim Barbary pirates, Lieut. Stephen Decatur, FEBRUARY 16, 1804, sailed his ship, the Intrepid, into the pirate harbor of Tripoli, burned the captured U.S. frigate “Philadelphia” and escaped amidst enemy fire. British
Admiral Horatio Nelson called it the “most bold and daring act of the age,”
The Marines later captured Tripoli and forced the Pasha to make peace on U.S. terms.
Frederick Leiner wrote in The End of the Barbary Terror-America’s 1815 War Against the Pirates of North Africa (Oxford University Press):
“Commodore Stephen Decatur and diplomat William Shaler withdrew to consult in private…The Algerians were believed to be masters of duplicity, willing to make agreements and break them as they found convenient.”
The annotated John Quincy Adams-A Bibliography, compiled by Lynn H. Parsons (Westport, CT, 1993, p. 41, entry#194), contains “Unsigned essays dealing with the Russo-Turkish War and on Greece,” published in The American Annual Register for 1827-28-29 (NY: 1830):
“Our gallant Commodore Stephen Decatur had chastised the pirate of Algiers…The Dey (Omar Bashaw)…disdained to conceal his intentions;
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‘My power,’ said he, ‘has been wrested from my hands; draw ye the treaty at your pleasure, and I will sign it; but beware of the moment, when I shall recover my power, for with that moment, your treaty shall be waste paper.'”
America’s war with the Muslim Barbary Pirates was the country’s first war after the Revolution, giving rise to the Marine Anthem:
“From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.”
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I Tremble For Our Country

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When I reflect that God is just; That His justice can not sleep forever;” Those were the words of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence.  He began with “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event.”

Thomas Jefferson was talking about the shame of slavery and how God would move to change the situation. He knew that we, as a nation would suffer for the degradation of humanity which slavery is. He warned that this was a very bad example for our children and that God would not take the side of those intent on keeping others in slavery.

We are again, entering a period where slavery is entering into this country. Oh, not outright slavery, but what else do you call it when people work for a master that controls their every move. When the master decides the amount of money that you are allowed to keep for your work, how you can live, what you can eat, what you are allowed to hear, how you are allowed to worship. Is that not slavery? With the master being a government that does not even pretend to work for the people!

This is not what our founder meant for our country. Tyranny is what they were fighting to free us from. I tremble at what they may have though if they could see the future and see how the people that they gave their lives and fortunes to free, have instead sold themselves back into slavery.

Thomas Jefferson
3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event.” 
Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.

http://christianity.about.com/od/independenceday/a/foundingfathers_3.htm


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