A Short Conversation

Mr. Hunnicutt: “I have great kids.”

Friend: “Well, you are plenty biased.”

Mr. Hunnicutt: “Yes… whatever. I have great kids.”

Friend: “Normally Mr. Hunnicutt you are rather analytic and subscribe to objective verifiable date to support your truth claims.”

Mr. Hunnicutt: “Fine. Employ any objective metric you desire and measure my girls for Godliness, quality of character and delightfulness and you will find that they exceed all desired thresholds.”

Friend: “You have a shot gun… right?”

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Its A Put On

This ran at American Thinker on June 7th, 2015.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/06/its_a_puton.html

It must be real nice to employ the full strength and power of the IRS against one’s political opponents.

It must be real nice to have an ambassador killed on your watch and cast the blame on others.

It must be real nice to have an ambassador murdered on your watch, know the attack was planned and direct multiple subordinates to lie about the whole affair on your behalf.

It is a put-on to be a Christian but do whatever you want.

It’s a put-on to claim Christianity but go to the mat for abortion.

It must be real nice to call your self a Christian but sit under and be taught by someone who says that God should Damn the very America that afforded you a rise to the highest office in the land.

It must be nice to have all of the main stream media cover your behind for decades.

Its a put on to call yourself a Christian but strong-arm others to violate their faith by forcing them to pay for contraception.

It must be real dang nice to open the borders for political power in order to create a dependant class for political gain and never be held accountable for letting in terrorists, sex traffickers, drug runners and hardened drug cartel thugs.

It is just real dang convenient to tell Christians to get off their high horse while you negotiate with hardened terrorists in Iran.

It must be real dang nice to have armed security everywhere you go and then trash and undermine the Second Amendment for the rest of Americans.

It must be real nice to call yourself a Christian but serve liberalism – a completely different worldview — wholeheartedly.

It is just real nice to call yourself a Christian but never acknowledge the Biblical admonitions against homosexuality and cater to the shrill of the LGBT crowd.

It is just real nice to gain the highest office in the land by the rule of law but then trash that rule of law when it gets in the way of your agenda.

It must be real nice to rise to power in a constitutional republic and then trash the Constitution as an impediment to power.

It must be nice to lie to the American people to advance your socialist — statist — command economy (Obamacare) agenda and never truly be held accountable.

It must be real nice to have it both ways and call yourself a Christian but pay tribute to the Muslim faith in so many ways.

It’s a put-on to call yourself a Christian but exercise to the fullest extent your lust for power.

It must be nice to deceive the American people about the unemployment rate month after month and largely get away with it.

It is amazingly self-delusional to have multitudes recognize your narcissist tendencies and not give a rat’s fanny about it.

It is highly delusional to practice psychopath tendencies but not care two figs about doing so.

It must be nice to have a “stash” taken from one set of Americans to purchase political power from another set of Americans.

It must be nice to tell those who are under your authority that to deny climate change, which is a method to advance socialism, is a dereliction of their duty to their country.  It must be dang nice to force your opinions on subordinates in such a manner.

It must be real nice to forge a vital document to CYA and never be held accountable for it.

It’s a put-on to play the race card on your opponents in an effort to silence them, and to have everyone connected to you including the media to claim racism in an orchestrated effort to mute the truth.

It’s a put-on to claim Christianity, that is to say Jesus is Lord, and then pay homage and allegiance to another religion by saying, “the future does not belong to those who slander the prophet.”

It’s a put-on, and a complete distortion of reality to proclaim, “God bless Planned Parenthood” — the same Planned Parenthood that is highly involved in the death of close to 58 million dead Americans in the womb.

There is a great classic rock song by The Who named, “Eminence Front.”  It is music like this that helps one understand why subwoofers were invented.  The lyrics are worth a look. The song is, “about the facade one erects, or the pose one assumes, whether from pride, arrogance, insecurity or some other motive, in order to conceal his or her identity or essential self.”  Another source says this, “The song is a description of a party where everyone is trying to impress everyone else by acting fake.”  The song well describes our current White House occupants along with the vast majority of politicians.  In the lyrics The Who repeats the phrase, “It’s a put on,” multiple times.

There are volumes to be written on how we must deal with enemies and threats to our families and our country.  One side of the equation is best described by Martin Luther King who said,

“To our most bitter opponents we say: “We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering.  We shall meet your physical force with soul force.  Do to us what you will, and we shall continue to love you.  We cannot in all good conscience obey your unjust laws because noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.  Throw us in jail and we shall still love you.  Bomb our homes and threaten our children, and we shall still love you.  Send your hooded perpetrators of violence into our community at the midnight hour and beat us and leave us half dead, and we shall still love you.  But be ye assured that we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer.  One day we shall win freedom but not only for ourselves.  We shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process and our victory will be a double victory.”

The other side of the equation, in which this essay is an attempt, comes from the theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who risked and gave up his precious life in opposition to Hitler;

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.  Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.”

And his call to action;

“If I see a madman driving a car into a group of innocent bystanders, then I can’t as a Christian, simply wait for the catastrophe and then comfort the wounded and bury the dead.  I must try to wrestle the steering wheel out of the hands of the driver.”

Great leadership is a key component of people shedding off the shackles of evil government and limiting it to its proper role.  Moses comes to mind in delivering the Israelites from Pharaoh, along with George Washington against the oppression of King George, and Churchill in overcoming Hitler.

When America jettisoned God in the 1960’s we also removed our understanding of evil that the Bible so profoundly provides.  The warriors of the Bible, David, Samson, Gideon and many others speak to the realities of evil and the need for good men to overcome evil.  America as a whole continues to ignore God and we do so to our own peril.

 

This 4th Demands Contemplation

This ran at the Visalia Times Delta on April 1st, 2015.

The Pilgrims, Puritans and Quakers came to America in hope of religious and economic freedom. God honored their covenants and America has become the greatest and most prosperous nation in the history of civilization. It is no sin to humbly acknowledge such.

Alexis de Tocqueville described our roots in this manner,In the United States, the sovereign authority is religious…there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.”

That God gave Americans a sensational nation with a preeminent Bill of Rights is entirely a matter of grace. Our inelegant humanistic tendencies are to count these freedoms as our merit. But the vast majority of humans in history lived under oppressive dictators, monarchs, fascist or communist regimes.

Man’s primary essence is not the freedoms we enjoy nor the personal autonomy liberalism teaches. Our primary essence is that we are made in God’s image.

What we do not perceive today is that everything in the world and even the rise and fall of nations is under God’s purview. There seems to be a delicate balance between God’s purposes and His allowing men to act with free will.

In the Sixties we decided as a people to toss God aside. Many Americans today have little regard for the consequences of such posture. Already gone is the rule of law. “We the People” has been replaced by judicial oligarchy and executive fiat.

It is completely predictable that we would jettison God. God creates something good and evil comes along to corrupt it. The Garden of Eden comes to mind, as does ancient Israel, Germany, Russia prior to the Bolsheviks, and Europe.

There is so much to conclude about all of this but only if we have a heart that really seeks the truth – which is a rare commodity in America today.

George Washington’s First Inaugural Address speaks volumes here, “…since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained….”

The Crown Jewel of our Freedoms

This ran at the Visalia Times Delta on October 2nd, 2015.

Since the strong delusion called liberalism infects the American psyche so thoroughly few understand that the real origin of our freedoms is God Himself – not government that the liberal false narrative screams.

The crown jewel of all freedoms is religious freedom. All other freedoms emanate from this freedom. The Bolsheviks in Russia proved this. In the process of killing millions of Russian citizens these godless tyrants trashed Christianity in the 1920’s and then told the Russians where they would live, what each individual’s career would be, and how much they would be paid. This diabolical action removed personal freedoms and killed off personal initiative. The Persians in Iran foolishly gave up their right to bear arms and now the Mullahs rule the Persians with machine guns. Anything that attacks the freedom of religion is toxic to the American soul.

This strong delusion called  liberalism desires to equate Christianity with other religions like Islam but the law of non-contradiction clearly informs us that there is only one true God which is a truth that causes many to see red. If you wish to take me to task on this matter then let me ask you if you are willing to submit to Sharia law, lop your wife’s head off is she displeases you, mutilate you daughter’s genitals, and force all in your family under threat of banishment to yield to Islam? See? The truth really does matter after all – not liberal rhetoric.

It is the pure beauty of our amazing heritage that Protestants played the lions role in the founding of our great country. It is avant garde these days to attack everything Christian but the end result is a pyrrhic victory. Refuse to let the false liberal narrative deceive you regarding these matters.

[See Ravi Zacharias for an explanation on the Law of non-contradiction]