By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
I remember seeing a Woody Allen movie where his character tries to seek answers for his depression in religion. After rejecting Judaism, Christianity, and New Age theology, he finds his answer in the iconoclastic comedy of the Marx Bros.
Of course, it was after this overt rejection of Christianity that the world discovered that Woody was leaving Mia Farrow for his underage adopted daughter. Woody had flirted with pederasty and pedophilia before, most notably in his movie MANHATTAN, but eventually, Woody’s Anti-Christian bigotry and his rejection of Jesus Christ led to pedophilia in real life.
There is an unrequited darkness and bitterness in the soul of those who hate religion and faith. Only Jesus Christ can overcome this darkness and bitterness.
Recently, two journalists, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, have appeared on TV and radio talk shows speaking bitterly and falsely against people of faith, especially Christians. They think people who have faith in God and Jesus are irrational and stupid.
In reality, however, it is the atheist who must be irrational in order to believe the fantastic idea that all human science and art come from non-rational processes that are purely, and only, physical. As the leading atheist Antony Flew has discovered, such belief is not rational or scientific.
Unlike all other religions, Christian theology is based on logic and on historical fact. No one has successfully refuted the historical reliability of the New Testament documents, which contain journalistic investigations and historical eyewitness testimonies about the life, death and physical resurrection of Jesus Christ. Only a rational, logical person can truly understand these texts, their historical context, their meaning, and their story.
That said, even a person who’s mentally disabled must use the basic laws of logic to understand the simple truths of the Christian faith and be saved.
Whenever Christians rationally study these texts, or hear the Gospel message, God illuminates their minds with the power of the Holy Spirit. That power is a rational power, which helps them apply the logic and reason of their own spirits or minds (mind is just another word for spirit in this article) to understand the Christian faith and the New Testament documents that teach that faith. Such power is foolish to the atheist, because, ultimately, the atheist himself doesn’t really understand the power of mankind’s God-given logic and reason.
God is the ultimate source of all logic and reason. He uses our minds to make us whole, through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That Gospel is empirically revealed and taught through the journalistic investigations and historical eyewitness testimonies in the New Testament about the life, death, and physical resurrection of Jesus Christ. These empirical investigations and testimonies are composed of logical, rational truth.
Thus, having trusting faith and confidence in God and Jesus Christ is not irrational. In fact, it is one of the most rational things you can do. It is a rational faith founded on fact!
Regrettably, however, many Christian churches and denominations have drifted away from this rational faith. Consequently, the children they are teaching often drift away even further into apathy, anger, atheism, bitterness, Anti-Christian bigotry, sinfulness, and other evil attitudes.
The heresy and anti-intellectualism in these churches and denominations also affects those who have never entered their halls. Already ignorant, such unchurched people compound their ignorance by preaching publicly against religion in general and Christianity in particular.
Forgive them, Father, for they don’t know what they’re doing!
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Bill Federer Sees Obama Strategy Clearly in Machiavelli Quotes
By Bill Federer, Contributing Writer
Editor’s Note: William J. Federer is the author of “Change to Chains: The 6,000 Year Quest for Global Control” and “What Every American Needs To Know About the Quran: A History of Islam and the United States.”
“If you like your health-care plan, you can keep it. Period.” – President Barack Obama.
Americans are stunned by the president’s disregard for his promise.
This makes perfect sense, though, when one reads the popular political handbook written by Niccolo Machiavelli in 1515 titled “The Prince”:
“The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.”
“A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.”
“A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.”
Machiavelli explained how people are inclined to believe lies from their leaders:
“One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.”
“Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.”
“Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.”
Machiavelli taught that “the end justifies the means.” If a leader is convinced his “end” is good, any “means” necessary to achieve that end is permitted:
“Politics have no relation to morals.”
“No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.”
“It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.”
Machiavelli promised “change”:
“One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.”
“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.”
“I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.”
As Americans are awakening to the realization that a Machiavellian leader could actually lie to them, they may be curious to read how Machiavelli instructs a leader to treat his opponents:
“If an injury has to be done to a man, it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.”
“Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed out drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more.”
“The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all.”
“Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.”
“Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries – for heavy ones they cannot.”
“Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.”
Are people beginning to fear government? Machiavelli recommended a leader make that happen, too:
“Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.”
“Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.”
“It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.”
“It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.”
Note: This summary of Machiavelli’s quotes is excerpted from William J. Federer’s upcoming book, “Change to Chains, Volume 2: The Rise of the Tyrant.” Get your copy of “Change to Chains, Volume 1: The Rise of the Republic” at the WND Superstore at www.wnd.com.
A forum on the new de facto national Common Core Standards and curriculum was held at Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park on November 6th, 2013, to explain WHY it’s desirable to “opt-out” of Common Core “data mining,” and HOW to do it. A previous debate in June at Thousand Oaks High School made it clear to many that although there might be some good aspects of Common Core, very serious drawbacks warranted stiff opposition. The opt-out event panelists were: Dr. Walt Chappell, President, Educational Management Consultants, which formulates creative strategies in K through 12th grade education; the second speaker was the keynote for the evening, Brad Dacus, Esq., President of the Pacific Justice Institute, which has over 500 affiliated attorneys volunteering statewide and many more nationwide. They defend religious liberties and parental rights. He has a radio show on KWVE, The Dacus Report at 10:30 am on Saturdays. The final speaker, Tony Dolz, organized the event. Mr. Dolz, a local businessman, founded Concerned Parents of Conejo Valley. He is running for a seat on the Conejo Valley School Board, http://www.dolz.com/. Lyn Fairly, host of The Lyn Fairly Show Saturdays on KTVA 1590, moderated the discussion.
Dr. Walt Chappell
Common Core is “a huge experiment, with kids as guinea pigs.”
Dr. Chappell started the discussion by refuting the need for switching to the federally funded Common Core curriculum: “Somehow this nation put a man on the moon…We have been teaching our kids for years English and math.” Why do we need to bring in federal standards into a system that has been working? He held a seat on the Kansas State Board of Education, an elected office. He said the staff in Washington DC and the staff in the states have made the decisions when it comes to switching to Common Core. State and local boards, that are accountable to the voters/parents, have been left out of the process. These boards were brought in to the process late to rubber stamp the new curriculum. Most states have not enacted legislative approval on what was described as “the most far-reaching changes in public education in decades.”
Chappell said that the name, Common Core State Standards” is deceptive, because it is definitely a federal program, enforced and incentivized by massive stimulus funding and that it encompasses both curriculum and methodology. He described it as “coercion, blackmail… intimidation.” It’s a major overreach by the federal government, which has no legitimate role in education. However, its involvement has been going on in one form or another for decades, including the Bush-driven “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) program. The Obama administration has also used waivers of NCLB to further entrench Common Core.
Dr. Chappell has seen the standards used to browbeat teachers, rating them poorly based on one test given at the end of the school year. Common Core is more than just standards, it’s directing not only WHAT a teacher imparts to his or her students, it’s also telling them HOW to teach. California, which has wholeheartedly embraced Common Core, had good standards of its own since 1977. The lure of Federal dollars has drawn many states (45) into the program. His own state of Kansas finally opted out in a 14-0 School Board vote. Proponents of Common Core have made many claims. Dr. Chappell provided the audience with copies of a fact sheet refuting many of those claims. You can see it HERE . Two business consortiums have profited by being the sole owners of Common Core along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Chappell also drew our attention to the “National Education Data Model” which contains what the government intends to mine:
Here’s one student data section:
Dr. Chappell further pointed out that the Common Core evaluation tests “are not validated, not reliable.”
Remarking on the iPAd tablet computer devices being issued to millions of children, he said this is great for Apple, but that every time a child uses one, the IP address identifies him/her and all data go to servers in New York. He advised refusing the devices and stated that it would be impossible to determine if parents’ opt-out wishes were even honored. He stated that the iPads have already become an issue in various places, such as Oxnard, CA.
Since 1974 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as FERPA, has provided coverage to parents in regards to their children’s privacy. It protected students records, files, documents, and data. Common Core circumvents these protections. It is the framework to keep data on a child from preschool through age 20. The parents and guardians of local students in Ventura County were offered a way to reinstate these protections. Chappell warned that FERPA was weakened in December, 2011, to help facilitate Common Core.
He opined that the pendulum is swinging back and that he believed Common Core would collapse of its own weight, especially the data mining. He noted that NY, which is a year ahead of the nation in implementation, is experiencing a higher number of requests for student psychological counseling and higher number of teachers leaving. He advised parents not to accept the iPads for their children, to order that no data mining be done and no assessments be performed. He advised that parents whose kids DO have the Pads get logins and monitor what’s happening. Nothing was discussed about the feasibility of parents providing tablet computers under their own control. He noted that CA and 25 other states have already signed agreements to provide data. He mentioned that the Pearson (a Common Core owner) curriculum is incomplete and ambiguous.
Brad Dacus, Esq.
Brad Dacus spoke next letting the audience know, “We do all our work without charge.” He stated that, “Common Core… it’s a major game changer…Most radical change in decades.” The nefarious aspect of the program is, data mining our children. Dacus said, “The government…will gather information on your religion, your family.”
There are other outrageous examples of government intrusions in education, such as the two decades ago CLAS test, which attempted to gauge the psychological makeup of children – and send the results to Child Protective Services. This was subsequently eliminated.
“There is no limit to the potential problems with data mining.” “Do not be afraid- be educated and act accordingly.” – Brad Dacus
He said there is no downside to opting out, no legitimate loss of funding. This all has nothing to do with Title 1 funding, which is a whole separate issue. Parents rights have been researched and are clear. These have been incorporated into the opt-out strategy, which encompasses assessments as well as data mining.
Brad Dacus, Dr. Chappell and Tony Dolz worked together to develop a legally vetted data mining opt-out form and accompanying strategy for parents and guardians. Dacus said unlike some other states, “There are many good codes,” that protect privacy in California. You can read some of them HERE . He also advised us to download his book “Reclaim Your School,” which has a Christian orientation.
The opt-out form relies on these codes. You can download the opt-out form at: http://www.concernedparentsofconejovalley.com/ . (To out of state readers: the strategy is optimized for California law and would require modification elsewhere).
Mr. Dacus said that filing the opt-out form claim removes the schools’ ‘”qualified immunity,’” because it constitutes putting them on notice of parents’ assertion of their rights. Actually, he said, CA law requires prior notice and written parental consent. He said that the opt-out form was designed to adhere as closely as possible to CA codes.
People were lined up on both sides of the room to ask questions and/or comment. Every single one was opposed to Common Core and seemed to be interested in what to DO about it. Here’s a summary of a few of those questions. Watch the rest when the video is available.
Tracy Dunbar, a well-known local Common Core opponent is horrified at the extent and intended goals of the data mining, She referred us to the ed.gov site, specifically to the “Promoting Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance” piece there. She cited page 44 references to utilizing the “latest technology,” including retinal scans for “biometrics,” facial recognition scanners, biometric chair pads to measure squirm and dare we say- “arousal.” Ms. Dunbar wants to make sure that opt-out is available. Ms. Dunbar home-schooled her own children.
Debra Tash, Editor-in-Chief of this publication- citizensjournal.us- focused on “what can we do to get the word (opt-out form, strategy) to everyone?” There was talk about giving out materials at schools, outside schools, etc. Brad Dacus mentioned that parents may not be permitted to hand out material in the schools, but there’s no way to stop the kids from doing so.
Fran Austin of Westlake, a former teacher, was concerned that she had no leverage as a grandparent to protect younger family members from Common Core. She sent an opt-out to her grandchild’s middle school, which was never acknowledged. Brad Dacus said forms don’t need to be acknowledged if there is some other form of proof of delivery. They are then put on notice. Of course, if a grandparent isn’t the legal guardian, it is of no effect. Ms. Austin also lamented CVUSD Superintendent’s flippant comment at the June 10 CC debate where he said “I make the rules- allow me to break them.”
A young man named Westin, planning on getting his teaching credential, wanted to know how he could help, even though he has no kids.
Katherine Nolan (?) said that she really has no idea what happens to her children at school and is nervous about the lack of knowledge and control. She said that there was nothing in her second grader’s file except grades and notes from her. She was advised to keep in touch with teachers, ask questions, get involved.
Michele Seifert came all the way from Orange County, because there’s nothing like this event and the effort backing it there, at least not that she’s aware of. She described herself as now willing to even sit in front of a Wal-Mart to alert others on the hazards, and remedies for, Common Core. The interaction which ensued revealed that personal anonymity would be hard to retain, even under existing laws, with the masses of data collected. Students, teachers and schools all have unique identity numbers, but even if those were withheld, acquiring about seven data points would allow one to figure out who the anonymous person was.
Joe Panzarello of the John Birch Society asked for the event video and asserted that a national school curriculum is a violation of federal law and that it is a phony claim that it is a state program. Some states are saying no data will be permitted to leave the state. What if principal refuses to sign a parents opt out form? Brad Dacus: doesn’t matter, because proof of delivery (certified mail, fedex, fax, email) registers parents’ demand to invoke privacy rights.
The youngest questioner was ten year old Tyler Bolsoni (shown at a previous speaking engagement), a homeschooled youth who also writes a column for Citizensjournal.us. He couldn’t reach the microphone, so the moderator put him in her chair to ask his question which was: how can I help stop Common Core by talking to other kids?
There were a couple of hundred in attendance, some coming from as far away as Orange County to attend. The event site was provided by Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park.
Host Pastor Rob McCoy of Calvary Chapel at one point responded to a comment by Brad Dacus that no endorsement of any political candidate was implied, saying that he recommends Tony Dolz for School Board.
Post-event statement by organizer Tony Dolz of Concerned Parents of Conejo Valley (He spoke at the event, but this statement is more comprehensive)
Concerned Parents of Conejo Valley and the Pacific Justice Institute held a town hall meeting regarding parents’ legal right to privacy for the children in school and their families in a packed auditorium in Newbury Park on Wednesday, November 6th.
The Concerned Parents of Conejo Valley is a grassroots organization of parents and teachers that serve as watchdogs for excellence in public education and the protection of parental rights, local control of schools and the respect of privacy.
The Pacific Justice Institute, with 500 attorneys deployed throughout California, is a legal defense organization recognized for winning civil rights battles for parents of public, charter, private and home schooled students.
California parents are very fortunate in that the right to privacy in school is strongly protected by the statutes. Privacy has become a matter of serious concern for all American and in no case is it more dangerous than when data mining and profiling is aimed our children.
Although it is not generally known, parents in California under California Education Code §§ 51513, 60614, 60615 and 20 U.S.C. § 1232(h) can legally opt their children out of:
1) Taking any and all statewide performance assessments, including but not by way of limitation to, academic, achievement and annual tests, and Common Core interim and formative
assessments, administered pursuant to sections 60600, et seq. (Calif. Educ. § 60615);
2) The administration of any test, questionnaire, survey, examination or evaluation containing any questions or items relative to my child, or my personal beliefs or practices in sex, family–(spacing) life, morality, or religion (Calif. Educ. § 51513);
3) The administration of any test, examination, or assessment as part of a statewide pupil assessment program relative to my child, or my personal beliefs or practices in sex, family life, morality, or religion, or any question designed to evaluate personal behavioral characteristics, including, but not limited to, honesty, integrity, sociability, or self-esteem (Calif. Educ. § 60614);
The administration of any survey, analysis or evaluation that reveals: (1) political affiliations or beliefs of my child or me, (2) mental or psychological problems of my child or his or her family, (3) sexual behavior or attitudes, (4) illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior, (5) critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships, (6) legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers, (7) religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of my child or me, or (8) income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program.) (20 U.S.C. § 1232(h))
Two speakers laid out the essential information for parents and teachers.
Dr. Walt Chappell, a nationally recognized authority on Common Core and data mining explained the history behind the persistent attempt by the federal government of wrestling public education from the parents and putting it in the hands of central planners in Washington. Dr. Chappell talked about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). He explained how it came to pass that for the first time since the beginning of public education, states like California are under obligation to collect a massive amount of personal information on the students and their families from K-12 and turn it over to the federal government. This data will, for the first time, be shared with other states, the federal government and with private and non-profit organizations that are partners in Common Core and stand to profit from its deployment
Brad Dacus, the president of the Pacific Justice Institute, covered California laws and education codes that give the parents the right to opt out of intrusive state and federal surveys, tests and assessments. Mr. Dacus produced for the parents a legally vetted Opt Out form that parents can present to the schools; rendering them protected against data mining. In conclusion Mr. Dacus assured the parents that the Institute’s 500 attorneys were at their disposal and that if upon filing their opt out form to the schools, their rights were violated, that they would represent the parents in court – pro bono.
Parents reading about this meeting or viewing the video of the event (video will be available at www.ConcernedParentsOfConejoValley.com) are encouraged to download the opt out form and submit to the school immediately. The more parents that take action, the stronger will be the pressure on the schools to respect our privacy. Starting today tell five other parents how to protect their children’s privacy.
When the moderator asked if there were teachers in the audience, many rose their hands. We are not alone. Teachers are parents just like us; and that is why they have joined the Concerned Parents of Conejo Valley.
In the coming days and weeks we should start feeling the impact; and hopefully the message of hope will spread to a great many parents. We want a deluge of opt-out forms, letters, calls to and meetings with school officials!)
for more information see: http://citizensjournal.us?
Debra Tash is Editor-in-Chief of Citizensjournal.us, living in Somis, past president for Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, business executive and award-winning author
George Miller is a Citizen Journalist “retired” operations management consultant, active in civic affairs, living in Oxnard.
Rally at White House To Protest Obama Administration
The second American Revolution begins Tuesday. So declares a coalition of patriots called Reclaim America Now.
The coalition will hold a major rally in Lafayette Park right across from the White House all day Tuesday, Nov. 19, starting at 10 a.m., according to Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch and an organizer of the “Reclaim America Now Coalition.”
Klayman said the rally is designed to protest Obama administration’s continuing failure to take into account and redress the grievances of the American people. The demonstration will also address President Obama’s cover-up of various scandals, including the growing NSA scandal and the scandal showing the IRS, on orders from the White House, targeted Christian and conservative groups to suppress their voter turnout in 2012.
Tuesday’s rally will include several prominent speakers such as Former U.S. Attorney and Congressman Bob Barr and Former U.N. Ambassador Alan Keyes. It has the support of prominent coalition members such as the Tea Parties, Special Operations Speaks, Western Center for Journalism, Declaration Alliance, Gun Owners of America, Pat Boone, Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, Political Media Inc., Renew America, and other major individuals and groups.
“Our country is headed into a potentially fatal downward spiral, under the tyrannical control of a hostile government that no longer represents We the People,” Klayman asserted.
“I call on all patriots – Democrats, Republicans and others – to peacefully descend on Washington D.C. on the 19th en masse, and reclaim our freedoms promised to us in our Constitution, the same Constitution that the Obama administration so frequently violates.”
Klayman concluded, “We the People have had enough of the corrupt and incompetent ways of the Obama administration and its bi-partisan political enablers. It’s time for action, not words.”
A list of demands of legitimate grievances will be presented to President Obama and other government leaders that they can either address and remedy or be called upon to resign from office.
Federal Aid to Education and the Poor Is Unconstitutional, Anti-American, Immoral, and Does Not Work!
By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
One of the most important principles in the United States Constitution is the principle of “enumerated powers.” Under this principle, the three branches of the federal government only have the power to do those things that the Constitution says they can do.
A plain reading of the text of the Constitution shows beyond all reasonable doubt that the federal government should not be allowed to give aid to education or the poor. This kind of aid is not only unconstitutional, it also is anti-American. James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” said as much in a speech before Congress on February 6, 1792. In that speech, Madison said such aid is unconstitutional. He also said it “would subvert the very foundation, and transmute the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America” (The Papers of James Madison, Vol. 14 [Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983], pages 223-224).
Federal Aid to Education and the Poor Is Immoral
Federal aid to education and the poor is immoral. God clearly speaks out against big government in the Hebrew Scriptures (1 Sam. 8). Jesus Christ in the New Testament documents strongly supports the moral teachings of the Hebrew Scriptures. In the Hebrew Scriptures, God commands parents to educate their own children. Never does God command the government to educate children and feed the poor, despite many passages that talk about government leaders, judges and kings. Jesus Christ and His apostles clearly teach that families, individuals and churches should take care of the poor, not the government (Matt. 6:1-4 and 1 Tim. 5:3-16). Only political leaders in places like Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and Red China (and their National Socialist cronies in the two major political parties) believe in government aid to education and the poor. Big Government, in fact, has murdered hundreds of millions of people throughout history, more than any other force, including religion!!!
Federal Aid to Education and the Poor Does Not Work
It’s a well-known fact, supported by research, that federal aid to education in the United States has not improved reading and math scores in the past 50 years. Why do our political leaders and national journalists continue to believe that it will? Are they just willfully ignorant? Are they stupid? Or, are they just plain evil?
It’s also a fact that federal aid to the poor has not conquered poverty but instead has created a poor underclass. Most of the poor now are single women and minorities, so federal aid to the poor must also be racist and sexist. It’s also atheistic (therefore violating any sensible definition of the “separation of church and state,” whether a liberal one or a conservative one). Finally, the welfare state created by naïve and greedy politicians in the 1960s (and sustained by the current crop of overpaid politicians and bureaucrats) has created a cycle of poverty, violence, and sexual immorality. This Godless, neo-fascist welfare state has destroyed families of all skin colors, and the numbers of unwed pregnancies have skyrocketed across all demographic groups.
The Protestant Founding Fathers of our nation believed in a small, limited government. They would have opposed the bloated federal government we now have, as well as the bloated state and county governments that pollute the political waters of our once great nation.
Can we do any less?
Note: Below is the full text of President James Madison’s quote about federal aid to education and the poor, in light of the “genera; welfare” clause of the United States Constitution:
“If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress. . . . Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundation, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America.” – James Madison, The Papers of James Madison, Vol. 14 (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983), pages 223-224.
By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Recently, I encountered some atheists and a couple religious liberals online who objected to my assertion that God doesn’t support the tyranny of the welfare state, where the government takes money from the rich and the middle classes to give it to the poor, the sick, and the elderly.
Greece is suffering from economic collapse. When I was there two years ago, air traffic controllers were on strike, garbage collectors were on strike, and even the pharmacy owners were on strike. Government socialism has eroded the last vestiges of the economy.
Neo-Communism is sweeping the world.
At the same time he is shutting down TV and radio stations, Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez attended the Venice Film Festival with his entourage, to be praised by those who haven’t suffered under his dictatorial regime. A big splash in the news media followed this despicable event.
Several people in the Democratic-Socialist power structure have decided that the only way they can convert America into a totalitarian gulag is to destroy the Church, the People of God. And, too many of the sheeple have fallen for their nefarious plans.
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