The Constitution, Protect It Or Destroy It

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The President swore to uphold the Constitution not ignore it or destroy it. Good stuff here from fellow blogger billover70.

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Daniel,

I see that you expressed an opinion that executive orders are constitutional.  In order for something to be constitutional, I suppose that it would be found somewhere in the US Constitution. I have attempted to find the information from which your opinion may have been formed. Please help me locate the Article and Section that vests a Presidential power of “executive orders” that establishes laws.

I am a bit confused because Article I, Section 1 states: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” I thought that “All” indicated a totality. Then there is that expression, “legislative powers”. I looked in one dictionary and found that the noun “legislation” meant, “The making or giving of laws”. Since the adjective, “legislative” is used to describe the powers of Congress, I have been led to understand that, “All legislative powers herein…

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Attila, You Are on the Wrong Side of History

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History That Interests Me

Artist’s rendition of Huns crossing a river, 451 A.D.

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The Huns are largely forgotten now but in the 5th Century after Christ they were the terrorists of Europe.

They didn’t strap bombs to themselves nor were they motivated by a fanatical brand of Islam but they were terrorists and briefly, empire builders.

The Huns emerged from the Eurasian Steppe and were welded together in a coalition of sorts under their most famous leader; a leader known in history as Attila THE Hun, with the emphasis on the definite article “the” as if there were no other Huns.

The Huns were a horse people and as such were renown as horse archers. Under Attila’s leadership the Huns turned their considerable talents with the bow into a loose empire that consisted not only of themselves but of also a number of subjected German tribes. By 451 they were well into Gaul (modern…

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A Message In Search Of Messengers

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The popular interpretation of “the separation of church and state” is 100% bogus as my fellow blogger Bill points out here.

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For a number of years now, many folks have been fretting over the word, “God”. That’s with a capital G. They seem to feel oppressed, offended and relegated to second class citizenship if they hear it or see it written. This is especially true if the expression emanates from anyone remotely connected with a governmental entity. This would include people like city councilmen, public school educators and politicians. To those so obsessed, the use of that word, or any term suggesting something like a prayer, is almost a disqualification from office.

The basis of this angst is the clause, “wall of separation between church and state”. Some people believe it to be contained in the US Constitution. That is not so. The original Constitution does tell us that no religious test shall ever be required of anyone who holds office in the federal government. Further, the First Amendment states that…

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Truth is Unconstitutional

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Another guest blog today from a thoughtful and articulate gentleman.

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Retirement has provided time to read things for myself instead of knowing little more about our country’s history  than what can be found in school books, and what other people have said. It turns out that those efforts to satisfy personal curiosity have led to an understanding of Thomas Jefferson’s warning:

“A nation that expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of society, expects what never was and never will be”…. By ignorance, of course, he meant the absence of knowledge.

Please allow the offering of an example that has an application to current events.

As most are probably aware, folks with certain spiritual persuasions are often vociferously reminded that public expressions of those beliefs must be constrained in the public square and definitely withheld from the minds of our youth in their public education.

Now let’s suppose that a public official was invited to present an address…

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Anger Abounds in the Heart of Fools

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Guest blog from a friend and seminary student.

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As I begin this series, I would like to open it with a word of prayer:

Father, may you wash us again this day by your Word – may you convict our hearts that our minds may be set and renewed by the faithfulness of your Word proclaimed; that we might walk unto it as a lamp unto our feet, as a guide to life, for Your Word is utterly sufficient. Cause us to bask deeply in the richness of your mercies revealed to us – yet also Your firm truths. These truths are hard, yet nonetheless, utterly beautiful and transformative if we humble ourselves. Allow Your Spirit to move, as only it can, causing faithfulness and repentance among God’s people. It is in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

The scriptures account to several mannerisms by which one can be labeled a fool. A fool willingly forsakes the marriage covenant…

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Perspective 05/15/2014

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I’ve been avoiding this topic not because I do not care but because I do not know how to write about it and hold my temper and so would probably not say anything useful. Our media will spend tons of time on a stupid homosexual kiss and virtually nothing when it comes to the persecution of Christians. So, here is brief reminder from my friend and Sr. Pastor of just what is going on in the world.

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Here is yet another chilling account of persecution against Christians.  Keeps things in perspective.

A Christian woman in Sudan reportedly has until Thursday to either recant her faith or face a possible sentence of death.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, was convicted by a Khartoum court this week of apostasy, or the renunciation of faith, Amnesty International said Wednesday, a day before the expected ruling. The court considers her to be Muslim.

According to the rights group, she was also convicted of adultery because her marriage to a Christian man was considered void under Sharia law.

You can read the rest here . . . .

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Holocaust Remembrance Day_Ideas Matter

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Yesterday Holocaust Remembrance Day began and it ends tonight. This link will take to you the history of the day as well as 20 facts associated with the Holocaust. Even a quick read will illustrate the magnitude of what the Holocaust was.

I was reminded of Holocaust Remembrance Day by an article in the New York Times. The article details how the leader (Mahmoud Abbas) of the Palestinian Authority, once a Holocaust denier, is now admitting there was a  Holocaust and 6,000,000 Jews died in it.

Personally, I’m a bit skeptical as to Mr. Abbas’ sincerity and suspect he may be saying things that he knows will resonate with gullible western leaders.

It seems weird that there should even be such a thing as a Holocaust denier. The proof is over whelming.

I was on a mission trip in 2007 in Poland and one day we took a side…

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