Midterms are coming up and a faction of our country would like to see the President go down in flames. No, they have no other reason than they didn’t get their way at the 2016 election and when crying and lying didn’t change the story have spent the last couple of years planning his ruin based on lies and misreported information.
The scary part of all this as that many people think our Democratic system of government is not a workable way to life. They want government control which means for many, a nanny state where the ones that actually have a work ethic end up paying for a slackers needs by way of taxes. Not all being of the inquisitive mind set, they call it government support not realizing the more they depend on the government, the less people working, and the less people working, the less for everyone.
The college graduates of today have come forth from the ‘institutions of learning’ without much actual, practical learning in mind. Just the other day, there was an article about college students who couldn’t send out their mail-in ballots because they didn’t know where to get stamps. And these are the people who will fly our planes, teach future children, and rule the country? They are being groomed for Socialism and even some of the brightest (comparatively speaking) find this form of government appealing. Everything will be free and everyone will be happy. History, however, doesn’t reflect that happy bucket of rainbows. The few that would be in charge will not care about the masses that want to depend on them.
Such governments take away identity, freedom of choice, free enterprise, and lives. If we don’t get a ‘red tsunami’ in November 2018, we will be drowned by a ‘blue wave’.
‘Communist’ California never stops and it is always a shock but never quite unexpected when the Democrats and like-minded liberals have another brain storm that votes to impinge upon our First Amendment Rights and cross the separation of church and state to the point that it actually crosses out any faith’s right to speak on the particular subject chosen by the California government. It is quite unsettling to find that the government wants to take total control of every person’s choice and prevent any kind of counseling, even if wanted, by anyone looking for insight and a change that goes against the government’s high-handed grab of individual rights and choices.
The California Assembly approved a bill (50-18) which forbids churches, faith groups, and counselors offering or helping those who seek their assistance in sexual orientation change counseling. This disastrous bill would make it totally illegal under the State of California’s consumer fraud law. EVEN, if a grown person, of their own volition went to his or her pastor, minister, counselor, etc., wanting to discuss or seek help for feelings in their sexuality that they aren’t comfortable with, it’s against the law for them to find help. However, if they went to get hormone treatment, advice, surgery, no problem and don’t worry about anyone doing any psychiatric analysis to see if this is a well-thought out feeling or the result of some mental trauma that might need sorting out. Already, licensed therapists are forbidden to help minors who seek help for unwanted same-sex attractions.
And such a bill could have even more far-reaching implications to everyone. Some say that if the citizens are not allowed to speak against such help or counseling, what about the Bible? The Bible is pretty clear so will that book along with many others join in the legal book burning peering over the ever growing mountain of legal intrusions into the ordinary citizen’s life?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. FIRST AMENDMENT
Our world is a daily war with politics. The representatives elected to office are only representing either the lining of their own pockets, personal circumstances, or seeing how much further they can destroy the freedoms this state and our country was successfully built upon. Already, the governor of California (an ex-Jesuit seminarian and, to all intents and purposes given his actions as governor, a fallen-away Catholic) plans to sign the bill once it goes through the last of the required actions and votes. I guess that jeopardizing the business climate in California along with the unneeded taxes, and laws are not enough. Now, he wants the government to burst into every home, church, synagogue, faith group, and mosque to insure that all ways are at the beck and call of a group of people with only their welfare in mind. And, I don’t imagine the conscience-free lawmakers who came up with this travesty of justice will rest if this Bill passes. It will just open things up for more and more control of every aspect of our lives until (to paraphrase Alice In Wonderland), “All ways are our ways”!
May of 2018 was a momentous year for both Israel and the United States. It was the 70th Anniversary of the founding of Israel and the fulfillment of a long ago made promise to Israel to move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem.
Jerusalem has historically been a matter of concern which divided the Jews and Arabs. The United Nations wanted the City of Jerusalem made an international city but Israel declared statehood in 1948. The result of the war in 1967 was Israel winning control of East Jerusalem thus unifying the city and considering it the capital. Because of the controversy, The United States and many other countries kept their embassies in Tel Aviv and refused to recognize Jerusalem as the capital.
Dealing with the situation became an unfulfilled campaign promise during presidential elections. Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush vowed to move the United State Embassy to Jerusalem but didn’t follow through. However, in 1995, the US Congress passed a law declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said the US Embassy would be moved there by 1999. BUT, politicians always provide loopholes to explain away their final decisions and this Congressional law gave subsequent presidents six months into office to determine whether our embassy move to Jerusalem was in our best interest. Clinton, Bush and Obama all signed waivers declining the move fearing violence from the Arab world if such a move was implemented.
Regardless of what people may think about President Trump, he keeps campaign promises so we all witnessed an extraordinary event in world history this month.
An interesting aspect to the whole embassy move again showed President Trump’s care for our country. Initially, the cost for building a new embassy would have been expensive to say the least. It came to his attention that the US already owns property in Jerusalem that would adapt perfectly for the new embassy and save the American taxpayers millions and millions of dollars. The first phase of getting the US Embassy in working order was $400,000.
Anyone interested in reading about how Israel came about, EXODUS by Leon Uris is a great read. The characters are fictional but the events are correct and really opens one’s eyes to what went on in the Jewish world from the onset of World War II, Hitler’s horrendous campaign to the Jews, and the beginning of Israel. It is a long read but seems short as you keep wanting to know ‘what comes next’!
I came across this information this morning and cannot believe that a person’s freedom of choice can be against the law if the choice doesn’t come under what the State wants rather than the individual.
People should have choices and even if one doesn’t always approve of another person’s choices, it should be their choice, right? Not according to a new bill being considered seriously in the State of California. The bill will make it unlawful for a person who is gay to decide to seek counseling because they might want to change their sexual identity. The law would also take away the right to separation of church and state as even a priest, rabbi, or minister would not be allowed to do counseling to that effect.
I’ve been coming across this information for the last week or so and am wondering if NOW, our priests and bishops will stand up and speak against this bill as it does affect the way they can deal with parishioners in conflict legally.
In California, we tend to avoid musing over ‘what next’ as the future ‘what next’ is always worse than the last one. Don’t we have enough serious problems in California to keep our government busy that they seem to feel they have to meddle in everyone’s personal life? It’s truly not constitutional but that hasn’t really stopped many politicians up to now.
And the rest of the country shouldn’t get too complacent because the liberal factions are constantly trying to make the changes they want not the the changes that truly benefit the citizens.