There are a lot of great ideas and ideals in the world.
There are a lot of horribly ignorant ideas and ideals in the world.
Gratefully, I thank God for scriptures, living prophets, and a conscience to help me know what is right and what is wrong.
God’s laws are delivered by God, or those whom He appoints. I see a strong resemblance between much of constitutional law and the basic fundamentals taught in the bible.
Man has no authority to change God’s laws.
Homosexuality is wrong! Does that make me a ‘homophobe?’ Not even remotely! It means I believe in God. That I believe in the Bible. Do I have the right to judge a homosexual? NO, I do not! I have heard people claim that you are born to be homosexual. Like choosing vanilla, or chocolate ice cream, it is a choice. Just as it is a choice to have ice cream, or not have ice cream. So it is with the practice of homosexuality.
More people should stand for something, and recognize that freedom of speech does not entitle anyone to a sexual preference parade which is visible to 4 and 5 year olds who ask “What is gay?” Sexual preference discussions are highly inappropriate for children of that age. And the ridiculous argument that “God made me. I am gay, so it is okay.” Opens the reasoning for the serial killer who thirsts for a kill “God made me. I love to kill, so it is okay.” Am I comparing the two? Nope, just showing how stupid the argument is!
Is it fair to receive something for nothing? No it is not. Should we care for those in need? Yes! Should we require they do their part? Yes!
Is it right to kill another person? Well that depends on the circumstances. Some might argue that it is never okay to kill. I argue, that if anyone presents a credible risk to my wife, my children, my friends, my Country, and even me, then you don’t want to be on the opposite side of that confrontation, and that is the only reason people are free to speak out against the military, because WE (the military) defended their right to do so!
Is it right to put the life of any animal, before any human? No! We were given dominion over them. Is it right to abuse them or to kill them and waste their carcasses for sport? No!
Is it right for us as citizens to keep assault rifles, or any other weapon? Yes! Our government is by the people, for the people and of the people, in no particular order.
Is it right to incarcerate people for drug use? I don’t think so. Is it right to incarcerate someone who hurts another person or damages another’s property? Yes!
There are some things, left open to debate, but certain fundamental core values are not! Else, you are debating God, and you are best to do that in the privacy of your own home. There are nearly countless examples of how that can go very wrong.
Am I a Republican? Yes, because as an American, I acknowledge that America is a Republic, not a Democracy! A Democrat in a Republic is still a Republican. Do I agree with everything associated with the ignorantly identified Republican party? Not even half of it. Do I agree with everything associated with the ignorantly identified Democratic party? Obviously, not!
Much of the passive/compassion that the Democrat party purports to defend is good. Without the industrious nature associated with most Republicans, the Democrats would not be able to fund their programs. Without the kindness of the Democrats, the Republicans would effect an eradication of the non-producing members of society. But, both parties are killing each other. As citizens we need to expect more of our government and cease supporting the hard-lines which are killing this Country. Naturally, the Democrats will force out the Republicans and the Country will go bankrupt without anyone exercising their entrepreneurial aspirations, because it makes no sense to work for something that is given freely. And the industrious Republicans who are forbidden to openly practice their religious observances, should they stop believing in the God of the Holy Bible, they will run over every Democrat who sought to rob them of their hard labor.
A Country without a God, welcomes anarchy. Anarchy happens when a Country’s people do not believe in a higher accountability than the laws of the land they live upon.
Personally, I don’t think any form of tax deduction should ever be allowed. I also believe that in a capitalist society, which is the only type of society which can truly thrive, we should all be taxed the same, regardless of income. Since, less than 1/10 of the population can afford to pay their fair dollar share, I agree with a flat tax rate. It encourages poor people to work harder. It rewards those willing to work harder. The sliding scale is without any intellectual reasoning. Would a treehugger operating a coffee shop charge nothing for their coffee to everyone making less than $50,000 per year? And, also charge $10,000 per cup to someone making over $50,000 per year? No! That would be stupid! They would not even be willing to charge on a sliding scale based upon income. Because, in this scenario people making over $50,000 could spend $50 on a high quality bag of beans. And it makes greater sense for them to get their coffee elsewhere. Though, the wise person would not have wasted a penny on coffee in the first place, since it only harms your body.
Likewise, with the current tax system, it is only encouraging the industrious to preserve wealth through alternate means.
I love this Country and to see it falling apart, it pains me.
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