Friday, October 21, 2016

October 22, 2016

"Lord, who may dwell in your sacred? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; Whose tongue utters no slander, who does not wrong to a neighbor and casts no slur on another; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest, who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken." Psalms 15:1-5

Another key issue of the 2016 Presidential election is the pending appointments of justices to the Supreme Court. One more liberal-leaning justice will swing the Court to the left and dramatically change the laws of the land. One conservative judge will make a conservative majority and provide protection for the Constitution.

In Chapter 19 of Dr. Garlow's book "Well Versed", he deals with the topic of the Judiciary.

"Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's June 26, 2015, writing in "Obergefell v. Hodges" was quite possibly the strongest attack on Christians and Christian values ever written by a sitting Justice in a majority opinion. In it he accused Christians of animus - that is, hatred or hostility - for believing what has been believed for the last 5,000 years of Judeo-Christianity and what is declared clearly in the Bible: marriage is defined as a union of one man-one woman.

The purpose of the Supreme Court - the judicial branch - is to determine the constitutionality of a law. It cannot create a law, nor even demand a law. The limitations placed on the judicial branch are quite clear in the Constitution; it is the legislative branch - the Congress which creates laws. Neither can the President - as the executive branch. The President can only enact the laws made by the Congress. Executive orders are not mentioned in the U. S. Constitution, although Presidents make, on the average, around sixty executive orders per year.

How did the five majority justices come up with their June 26, 2015? In effect, five justices interpreted the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution - designed to ensure freed slaves were not denied citizenship status - to redefine marriage based on sexual orientation. They saw the Fourteenth Amendment as granting them the privilege to redefine an institution which had stood for five thousand years.

The Fourteenth Amendment was also used in the egregious Roe v. Wade decision of 1973. Seven justices concluded then that it guaranteed a woman the "right to privacy" that trumped the unborn child's right to be recognized as a person. Without personhood, the child was relegated to the status of property that had no legal protections.

Let's be clear. The issue we are now discussing is not a mere academic issue. The greatest abuses in America recently have been at the hands of the Supreme Court justices. Due to their life-long terms, the consistent proclivity to disregard the intent of the words of the Constitution, and their recent obsession with consulting European governments and legal documents rather that respecting the intent of our own Constitution, the Supreme Court is one of the greatest dangers to the future of the nation."

When I think about how crucial it is that the next justices appointed be conservatives whose decisions are guided by the original intent of the U.S. Constitution I have to vote for the Presidential Candidate who is most likely to appoint justices like that.

Shouldn't that be a major consideration for you as well?

Why Elections Matter

"For I was hungry and you fed me; I was thirsty and you gave me water; I was a stranger and you invited me into your homes; naked and you clothed me; sick and in prison, and you visited me." Matthew 25:25-26

Let me preface my comments on immigration by asserting this, "Anyone who walks in the doors of FredWes will be loved, respected and ministered to regardless of where they came from or how they got here!"

That is simply a fact!

The immigration crisis is a key issue in the 2016 Presidential election as it should be. National sovereignty is essential to the security and survival of a nation and unchecked immigration threatens both of those. In fact, unchecked immigration is an invasion.

Think about it, the debate on illegal immigration ought to end at the word "illegal" shouldn't it? At a moment in our national history when law and order are on a precipitous decline why should we allow the invasion of more "illegals".

Please understand that my concern is not directed at the people crossing our borders illegally. Who can blame them for seeking a better life? My concern is with this administration who created this crisis to serve their selfish political agenda. 

Here is what they are up to and why the border must be secured and immigration laws observed.

1) Soon after assuming the Presidency, the Obama Administration took the unprecedented action of moving the Census Bureau into the White House. Why would they do that? They did to identify the areas in the U.S. that vote conservatively so they can flood those areas with immigrants who can change the demographics. It's about inflating their voting rolls and consolidating power. With that strategy it is only a matter of time until they have a one party system.

2) Flooding the nation with good but poor, uneducated and unskilled people will produce a new class of dependents that will need and use Government assistance thus allowing massive Government expansion. With printed money and borrowed money needed to massively expand the welfare, healthcare and social security demands our deficit will continue growing dragging down our economy.

3) Overwhelming our nation with hard-working but low skilled workers who will settle for sub-standard pay will further damage our economy by lowering wages and make it more difficult to find jobs for entry level Americans.

4) The steady stream of illegal undocumented immigrants pouring into our nation is unfair to those who have immigrated legally and are patiently working through the expensive process of acquiring legal citizenship status.

I haven't mentioned the communicable diseases that are brought within our borders or the potential for increased crime or terrorism.

I hate lawlessness and I despise the exploitation of disadvantaged people.

This is why elections matter! 

Before you cast your vote, carefully study each candidate's positions on the important issue of immigration.

God help us!