Is The Death Penalty Cruel And Unusual Punishment For The Santa Fe Killer?

This Past Friday morning, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas murdering ten people, physically wounding 13 others, traumatizing the school full of children, and scaring the moral fabric of America.

The cruel and unusual style this man used to execute his victims was breath taking and barbaric. Before writing this column I had to once again overcome the anguish and grief I feel as these type of tragedies become more prevalent in a culture that I raise my children in. Not even animals commit these kinds of atrocities’ on non-aggressive defenseless victims.

There is nothing that can make up for this tragedy or perfectly reconcile victims with crimes on this earth. The only thing that can bring closure to a victim is swift and unequivocal justice for the deplorable criminal. This, is both biblical and constitutional.

Founding Father James Wilson implored his fellow countrymen to understand this timeless principle stating, “To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal jurisprudence. To punish them, is one of the means necessary for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim.”

Extracting their wisdom from biblical Law: “Thou shalt not murder” and “he that murders any man shall surely be put to death for in the image of God made he man,” the founders believed in and practiced capital punishment for capital crimes against humanity.

However, the tragedy for the victims and families of this recent crime is the state of Texas may acquiesce to the supreme court who ruled in Roper v. Simmons that imposing the death penalty on persons younger than 18 years old is a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Eighth Amendment, which outlaws “cruel and unusual punishment.”

In 2012 the court also determined it is unconstitutional to sentence juvenile offenders to life in prison without the possibility of parole no matter how serious the crime, Justice Elena Kagan writing the majority opinion.

This means the suspected Santa Fe killer could be eligible for parole in 40 years when he is 57 years old!

But not according to the Constitution which is the highest authority of law in the land.

The eighth amendment to the US Constitution states: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”

This term cruel and unusual punishment was used by our Framers to prohibit unreasonable torture; disemboweling, mutilation, and things prevalent in Europe and England where kings and governments would use these tactics to make examples of political enemies or coerce men and women into confessions that often times were not true.

The Framers would not have considered capital punishment cruel and unusual based on the subsequent Fifth Amendment that states a person’s life may be deprived them if due process finds them guilty of a capital crime.

So, in this case Dimitrios Pagourtzis has been charged with capital murder and upon conviction he should speedily lose his right to life in this world.

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Moral Chaos

A lot of important people are working hard to turn this into an age of moral chaos. I used to think it was because they wished to be absolute rulers over the rubble that used to be our civilization. Now I don’t know what to think. Anyway, the news has been full of this lately.

Reacting to a massive pedophile priest sex scandal in Chile, Pope Francis met with a victim of a pedophile and tried to comfort him. Well and good. But then the theology got rather slippery. According to the victim, and neither confirmed nor denied by the Vatican, the Pope told him, “God made you like this” [the victim grew up to be a homosexual] “and God loves you like this.” He was right to tell the man God loves him, but everything else he said was not only dead wrong, but also anti-Biblical and opposed to Catholic teaching.

God offers us forgiveness and redemption (I Corinthians 6:11-12)—but if something that you do isn’t a sin, after all, then why would you need forgiveness?

Meanwhile, all 34 of Chile’s bishops offered to resign. Why didn’t the Pope say to the pedophile priests, “God made you like this and God loves you like this”? How can he deny that he’s heading in precisely that direction?

Moving along, Harvard University (LOL) has announced that it plans to award its Radcliffe Medal to Hillary Clinton for her “transformative impact on society” –sort of like honoring a wrecking ball for its transformative impact on a building. Trying to undo a presidential election, looting Haiti, corrupting the government, setting a bad example that will go down in history: I guess you could call that impactful. As if to squeeze more laughs out of the gag, Harvard calls her “a champion for human rights” and a “skilled legislator.”

Honoring bad people by saying they’re good is no way to foster moral clarity.

Then there’s the “Scouts of America,” formerly the Boy Scouts, announcing that at their upcoming 24th World Jamboree, all scouting organizations must make condoms “readily and easily accessible to all participants”. Do they mean to turn it into an orgy? I wonder if any of those rogue priests from Chile plan to attend.

You can’t dole out condoms without granting tacit approval to their use. That any parents actually intend to send their children to the Jamboree is incredible. I can’t imagine why anyone would allow their kids to remain in “Scouts of America.”

Tucker Carlson recently discovered a bunch of tweets and videos by a “transgender activist” weirdo denouncing normal men for not wanting to date “trans women”—who, of course, are men, lost souls who insist they’re women. Actually there are several of these characters out there, and they seem really mad that regular men aren’t attracted to them. Something ought to be done about it. Carlson fears that this will inevitably lead to some kind of coercive process. Before you cry “Impossible! Absurd!” think how anybody would have reacted, only 25 or 30 years ago, to any demand that the government not only recognize and authorize “marriage” between persons of the same sex, but then go on to punish any opposition to it.

Why does our society always cave in to moral chaos? Is that truly any way for human beings to live?

God told Jeremiah not to pray for his country anymore, because its people were too committed to their wickedness and refused to turn aside from it: “for I will not hear them in the time they cry unto me in their trouble” (Jeremiah 11:14). He has not yet told us not to pray for ours.

Pray hard.

I have discussed these and other topics throughout the week on my blog, http://leeduigon.com/ . Stop in for a visit. A single click will take you there.

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Royalty, Dynasties, The Elite, The Deep State And Central Bankers

“Indeed, the existence of class, of social hierarchy, is as old as man himself. It prevails in the jungle where strength determines hierarchy; among men, it has also been savagely the same; whereby rulers vested with power through personal combat; or through lineal heritage as in the case of royalty; ravage their subjects.” —Sionil Jose, Contemporary Philippine English Author

Never have so many been so enamored by an irrational fantasy, spoon fed to us by a news media hungry to appeal to the raw emotions of their “subjects” ….. for ratings.  It was TV saturation of Harry and Meghan, channel, after channel, after channel.  If the world were coming to an end, we’d still be seeing Harry and Meghan on our flat screens.

By the time you read this, the pomp, circumstance and pageantry “wedding of the century“, under the British Crown, will finally be over and the “little” people can go back to their daily drab lives while they dream of prince and princesses.

Hopefully, it is obvious to some that Prince Harry and American Princess Meghan Markle are flesh and blood people, as are all royals.  They eat and drink, they sleep, they eliminate, they get sick, they make love, they have kids and like every other human being on this planet, they bleed and they eventually die.  Their brain and their body parts are the same as yours.  They are not elevated to some superior status just because of a birthright.  It is a fantasy, a fiction and a contradiction of and conflict with human freedom.  At the risk of offending a whole lot of people, you are being conned ….. unfortunately willingly.

What hogwash.  For God’s sake people, we fought a revolution to be free of Kings, Queens, royalty, the elite and the bankers.  Now we glorify them?

We are WE THE PEOPLE, not subjects of the Crown, or the Democrats, or the Republicans, or the executive branch, or the legislative branch, or the judicial branch, or the deep state, or the central bankers.  We’re not British subjects any more and haven’t been for over two centuries.  We are free Americans and at great cost and sacrifice.  But oh how quickly we abdicate our individual sovereignty to those who wield political power over us without so much as a whimper or a nod.  We have sullied and trashed the memory of every man, woman, or child that gave their lives for freedom.  In 242 years we have plundered our freedom and gave it up for a false sense of security and a free handout from government, along with millions of strangling laws, rules and regulations.

Look what has happened to the original thirteen colonies, those Confederation of states that gave birth to American freedom, the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution during and after the American Revolution?  At least eleven of those colonial states have morphed into socialist strongholds where Democrat/socialists control the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government, as well as the bureaucracy.

Massachusetts is a far cry from the days of yesteryear and the battles of Concord, Lexington and Bunker Hill.  Massachusetts spawned the flawed and corrupt Kennedy Dynasty and the likes of Senator Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren.  Vermont gave birth to that socialist wonder, U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders.  What is even more alarming is that millions of millennials flocked to Bernie’s coattails when he ran for President in 2016.

The Royal Connecticut legislature, gun control nuts all, just passed the National Popular Vote Compact.  The Compact, by Democrat controlled states, are blatantly designed to circumvent the Electoral College and return America to the popular vote.  They may just succeed.

From an article in the Daily Signal they describe Connecticut’s conspiratorial end run around the Constitution.

“Most Americans have never heard of the National Popular Vote compact, but it is shockingly close to causing a major political and legal firestorm.  It is a clever scheme to change how we elect the president without the bother of having to pass a constitutional amendment.”

“States that approve this legislation enter a simple compact with one another.  Each participating state agrees to allocate its electors to the winner of the national popular vote regardless of how its own citizens voted.  The compact goes into effect when states holding 270 electoral votes (enough to win the presidency) have agreed to the plan.”

“With Connecticut’s vote, 11 states and the District of Columbia have now approved the measure, giving the compact a total of 172 electors. It needs only 98 more to reach the 270 mark.”

And look what has happened to the Democrat-controlled States of California, Oregon and Washington.  California might just as well be its own separate socialist Central American Spanish-speaking country and secede from the Union.  Oregon and Washington, that is the Western parts, have succumbed to the rallying cry of not only socialism but radical environmentalism, while taxing their citizens to death by the billions for the worldwide con game of climate change, salmon habitat restoration for Indians and paying for the homeless.  The more money they throw at the homeless and the Indians, the more the homeless and the Indians demand.  Duh!

Meanwhile, Americans get all goo-goo eyed over a wedding of two mortals, who just happened to be the offspring of do-nothing royals in a country that can’t seem to divest itself of its royal King and Queen past.

But it’s not just the British royals and family dynasties we abhor.  Government, the elite, the establishment, the deep state, central bankers and the Socialist Democrats are on our list as well.

Everywhere you turn, or own royal government is in our face.  Laws, regulations, permits, taxes and higher costs due to government negligence, corruption and fiscal insanity, dominate your life.  We might just as well live under a King or Queen.

You can’t turn sideways without breaking a law.  You live in a police state but you don’t know it, or don’t care.  You tell yourself, “well that’s OK, at least they haven’t come into my house.”   And how long will it be before they start walking into your house without a warrant, or come on your property and poke around looking for violations for which they can fine you, or send you to jail?  Wake up!  American “royals” are already doing it, for a fair-the-well.  So you say, “well that’s OK, at least they haven’t come into my bedroom.”  Think again!  They are already looking into your bedroom and checking out the sex behavior of the American culture for use in designing further controlling policies.  College and universities spit out these over-educated psychological “experts” like cordwood and guess where they go to work?  That’s right, government, public education and academia.

Government royals collect the most intimate details about each of us and all that information is stored on massive computers.  Cameras are everywhere.  Electronic surveillance is ever present.  The FBI and DOJ have gone rogue.  Government, under Obama Care, requires that all of your medical records be electronically stored in a national database.  Doctor – patient privacy will be non-existent, if it isn’t already.

Got a sex problem?  The government will know.  Not paying your bills?  The government will know.  Got guns in your house?  The government will know.  Got speeding tickets?  The government will know.  Had an argument with your spouse? The government will know.  Spanked your kids?  The government will know.  Using too much electricity or water?  Government will know.

Have you heard of the government Fusion Centers or the NSA?  Look them up.  It will make your blood boil.  They have taken spying on Americans down to a veritable science and the leading edge of technology.

They even have a machine now that can drive by your house or your car and see and hear everything that is going on inside there, in lurid detail.

Then there are the local public schools that your royal government has stuck their hand in through the U. S. Department of Education.  We wrote about this issue recently in our article entitled, “Well Johnny What Did You Learn At School Today?”  By setting the national curriculum, they are brainwashing, that’s right, we said brainwashing, your kids.  You say, “well what’s the brainwashing?”   The brainwashing is a curriculum that is the antithesis of the American foundation of individual rights, freedom, liberty, and sovereignty.  They teach psychologically washed multi-culturalism, collectivism, socialism, radical environmentalism and political correctness.  They teach that America is evil, a gross polluter of the environment and a flagrant consumer of the Earth’s resources.  They teach that America is imperialistic and wants to dominate the world with its military power, without telling them that our military power and American blood have saved over a billion people from the brutality of dictators.

They tell impressionable kids that America must be reined in.  We must conserve.  We must apologize to the world.  They teach the kids to challenge their parents with this garbage.  They teach that the family must be broken down and separated.   They teach people how to rat on their neighbors.  They teach that government is all wise and all knowing and parents aren’t too smart.  Through this brainwashing, they (the royals of America) are dividing us, while conquering us at the same time.

And what of this ideology of radical environmentalism, coming to you from the most corrupt body on the planet, the United Nations and codified into American law without a treaty being debated and ratified?  It’s just another ruse for the “royals” to control you even more than you were before.  These planners and other educated idiots want to force you into ever-increasing densities in large cities.  Why?  No, it’s not only for environmental reasons.  The fact is, government can control people better when they are densely packed into urban areas.

Government controls your roads, buses and rapid transit (transportation).  They control your water, your sewer, your telephones, your electricity and your health care.  What good is a house in the city without roads, water, sewer and electricity, everything that government controls?   No good at all and government can withhold those services to force you to comply with their demands.  You will willingly capitulate when the “royals” shut off your water.

Sure, they tell us that all of their actions are for our own good and our own safety.  “That’s the price you pay for being secure and educated“, they say.  But do you call this freedom?

Ladies and gentlemen, when are you going to quit bowing to a “royal” birthright or government, a government that has lost all allegiance to the principles of liberty and instead adheres to the policy that government knows best, whether the people like it or not?

There are a few courageous ones that are challenging government in isolated spots around the country, but they are paying a terrible price for their audacity and having little effect.  Many lose everything in the process.  Some pay huge fines.  Many go broke.  Some even land in jail.  Some even get killed.  Very few win.  If there is not an avalanche of this type of resistance, America, as a free and sovereign nation, will be no more.  If not enough Americans get off their dead butts and resist this onslaught of tyranny, history will record this 100-year event as the greatest conquest of mankind since the dawn of human civilization ….. without a shot being fired!

That’s right!  You have been bowing down to “royal” government every day of your life and if you will look in the mirror and tell yourself the truth, you know it to be a fact. That’s disgusting and demeaning and not worthy of free men and women.  Sadly, you are not a sovereign any more.  You are just a happy slave.  How can living under a King or Queen be any different?

While Americans get enraptured in the illusion of royal fairy tales from England, Rome is burning and deranged shooters, wanting to commit suicide or “get even”, are shooting up innocent kids in our schools.  Peasants from poor countries are pouring across our borders by the millions and getting on welfare.  Healthcare costs are going through the roof.  Meanwhile, our “royal” governors, legislators, the elites, the establishment, the deep state and the central bankers are winning, or doing nothing ….. and freedom is losing.

Nevertheless, we’re not buying this up-side-down “royal” manure.  We consider ourselves to be individually sovereign and we bow to no man, royalty ….. or government.  Which are you?

But then, as a lonely, humble voice in the wilderness, what do we know?

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Aren’t You Supposed To Sweat?

I am working on an article about John Forbes Kerry.  As old anger welled up, it became difficult to remain objective and factual.  I had to take a break from it lest I turn something that should be informative into an epic rant.  Fortunately, according to my training schedule, Friday mornings are gym mornings.  At about half past 6:00 AM I arrived at the gym door.  My membership allows me to enter the gym anytime between 4:00 AM and midnight.  While I was fumbling with the key chain for the key fob that opens the gym door, I read the sign that said apologetically “we are working diligently to fix the air conditioning.”  I thought that explains why the parking lot is empty.  It has been an unusually warm and muggy week.

I had water.  The lack of air conditioning was not going to hinder my exercise time.  Aren’t you supposed to sweat?  Isn’t that a part of exercise? My mind made it back to Fort McClellan, Alabama where I spent almost three years as an Army Drill Sergeant.  In the summer my feet would get so hot moving troops on the hard ball that I’d think they were on fire.  It was always refreshing to look out ahead and see the heat mirage rising from the road experienced with the ambience of a couple hundred sweating stinking trainees.  It was almost worth it though to see the Senior Drill Sergeant pop a smelling salts cap in the nose of a chubby female Second Lieutenant right after she went belly up.  “Get in the truck EL Tee.  We can’t have you passing out in front of the troops.  And no bangs hanging out the front of your headgear please.”  I’ve been hot before, I didn’t need no stinkin’ air conditioning.

There was at least a half-dozen fans scattered around the weight room swirling thick air.  Without air recirculation the stink was building up.  It was not quite as bad as an outhouse.  Imagine a several days-old sweat socks stuck to your face with just a hint of armpit.

I tossed my Army Retired ball-cap, keys and water bottle into one of the bins near the door.  I pulled on my work out gloves.  The ones that let my fingers stick out.  It’s one of the accouterments that makes me look like I know what I’m doing.  It also makes my pose in front of the mirrored wall look better.  Figured I better water up before I got started so I grabbed my water bottle and took a bid swig.  My eyes settled on the drink machine over by the door.  There’s a sign on it that says no outside drinks please.  I could buy their water for a dollar.  There’s a big red sign on the wall just above the door advising me that I was under video surveillance.  So, I posed, looked directly at the camera and took another drink.  I felt rebellious.

I was alone in the sauna filled with weight machines.  First things first.  I grabbed the television remote and set all the TVs except one to the Fox News channel.  I like to watch the liberals grimace and nearly injure themselves in their haste to plug in the ear buds.  The other I put on the food channel. People can get anal about TVs in the weight room. There is this one OCD guy that comes in and picks up any weight room equipment someone may have left on the floor and puts it on the racks.  Then he goes to the dumbbell rack and puts them all in order.  After that, without asking anyone, he’ll put every TV on Good Morning America.  He does inspire me to put a little more effort into my workout.  Good Morning America?  Really?  Yes, when he’s there, I do intentionally put dumbbells back in the wrong place.

I must tell you about this one guy.  Big dude.  NFL tight end size.  He does some intense weight training.  He had a big beard and looked killer serious.  One day he showed up without the beard.  He had no chin.  I asked why he shaved off the beard.  Can you imagine how painful it was for me to not bust out laughing before a man that was foot taller than me and had arms as big as my waist when that girlish voice came out of his mouth.

Still alone as I was leaving the gym, I put one TV on the Hallmark channel and the other on C-Span.

Back to John Forbes Kerry.

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Of Royal Birth, Descended, Part 1

[These are my views as a woman living in England, on how the culture and spirit of my country has changed over 50 years.   Why the country does not feel protected or strong any more, how it has lost, and is losing it values and decency, and how we are daily losing our free speech.]

Prince William and Katherine Middleton announced the name of their third child quite recently.   It is Louis Arthur Charles, and he will be known as His Royal Highness, Prince Louis of Cambridge.

I noted that the actual birth of Prince Louis had been somewhat low-key, in comparison to previous royal births.    It was a whole week before I knew he had been born.   I believe the reason for this was that public world attention was being given to the plight of two year old Alfie Evans, who died under controversial circumstances in Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool very recently.

The story of Alfie Evans can be viewed here.

Public celebrations for the royal birth also seemed very minimal, and whilst we have delighted in viewing the beautiful photographs of the royal baby meeting his siblings, you could not help or fail to compare the images of privilege and happiness, against the many images of little Alfie, who at the same time, in his own vulnerability, appeared to many people to be in the hands of another authority who did not have his, or his parents, best interests at heart.

The controversy around a court decision to switch of vital life support and refuse his parents permission to seek further alternative help which was being offered to them raised a great amount of frustration for many British citizens who questioned the reason for this.  What impact would that decision have on all vulnerable patients, who could possibly have a chance of life?

Some people were very vocal about the treatment of Alfie Evans and his parents, and also against Alder Hey Hospital.  There were accusations directed at the demonstrators being insulting to staff and visitors outside of the hospital.  Staff staff spoke of genuine fear!

But not everyone was critical about the decisions being made about Alder Hey Hospital and Alfie Evans.

The Archbishop of Liverpool, Malcolm McMahon, was very ‘supportive’ of the decisions made by Alder Hey Hospital, but emphasized they were praying for Alfie’s parents. [Link]

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, showed sympathy towards the case but respected the ‘difficult’ decisions made by clinicians, and it is reported believes that clinicians should decide on a child’s life, and not parents. [Link]

Unfortunately, it appears The Church of England, which belongs to The State of England, and answers to the government have said very little.  Her Majesty the Queen is the supreme governor of The Church of England.

Therefore, some people have stayed silently watching. Sympathetic, but silent.

Merseyside Police, who are the police force for the Liverpool area had also issued a statement in relation to criticism against Alder Hey Hospital.

Chief Inspector Chris Gibson said:

“Merseyside Police has been made aware of a number of social media posts which have been made with reference to Alder Hey Hospital and the ongoing situation involving Alfie Evans.

“I would like to make people aware that these posts are being monitored and remind social media users that any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated and where necessary will be acted upon.”

Somewhere in that silence, where some people have the authority to speak up and make their voices known, and some people are being silenced; and amidst the celebration of new life and a sentence of death for a baby, hangs the truth, staring back at you.

What exactly is going on when parents and children are held in hospitals against their will, and all offers of alternative medical help are rejected?    That is the question?

What’s it All About?

The divide between people who used the words of compassion and dignity to excuse the decision made upon Alfie’s life, against those who saw the spirit of arrogance and dictatorship staring right back at them and laying down its law, was tangible. It could not have been more evident.    The aftermath of that decision is still hanging in the air.   It has left a stale taste and many un-answered questions for those who rely on a National Health Service, and also for some of those who work in the National Health Service.

An establishment which once preserved and fought for human life at all costs, seems to have become infiltrated with a culture of death and decision making which goes against reason.   Whilst the public greatly appreciate our medical services, there are also decisions being made which the public and many members of the medical profession are also at odds against.   They support the Hippocratic tradition.

Alder Hay Hospital in particular, has already received many bad reviews and has a very dark history which involved organ retention and organ harvesting from children’s bodies without permission from parents.  During the period from 1988 – 1995 more than 2,000 pots containing body parts from 850 infants were uncovered.

In 1999, the public had been unaware that Alder Hey and other hospitals were retaining patient’s organs without their consent.

The Alder Hey report (known as Redfern Report) was published in 2001.

Dutch pathologist Dick van Velzen had ordered the illegal stripping of every organ during a post mortem from every child during his time at the hospital.

The report also revealed that Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Alder Hey Hospital gave thymus glands removed from live children during heart surgery to a pharmaceutical company for research in return for donations.

You can read the report here.

This is the reason why people should not stay silent or be silenced on such important ethical issues in healthcare. [Link]

When Alfie’s life support was removed on the 23rd April, at the final instruction of the High Court, and he breathed on his own, showing signs of recognition and normality, not only did a population cheer for this little human life, but thousands of medical staff did too.

Many staff who wanted to sustain Alfie’s life and give him every conceivable chance was also being over-ruled by senior medical staff and a court system, who it is reported, had refused to consider any appeal by the parents.

It appears they also refused to listen to citizens who pay for the National Health Service, and they also refused to listen to an appeal from Pope Francis in Rome who had granted the child Italian citizenship to be treated in Italy, with absolutely no cost to Britain.   On the 23rd April, the day Alder Hay Hospital switched off his life support machine, a military air ambulance fully equipped to take Alfie to Bambino Gesu Hospital was already waiting.

The anguish, knowing about that offer of hope for some chance of life, which must have been experienced by his parents, was felt by thousands.

Alfie died on the 28th April.

Today, Monday 14th May it is his funeral.

We honor his short life.   Thank you Alfie for showing us your trust and your vulnerability in this harsh world and from your silent and peaceful world at least alerting us once more to our responsibility in protecting and valuing human life.

“If you want peace, work for justice. If you want justice, defend life. If you want life, embrace the truth the truth revealed by God.”

To be continued……..

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1- Prince William and Kate Middleton announce the royal baby’s name

2- Alfie Evans executed by lethal injection organ harvesting

3- Doctors and parents

4- Open letter UK bishops handling of Alfie Evans case was an abject failure

5- Alder Hey organs scandal

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To Know Islam Is To Know Muhammad

Over 14 centuries ago rose Muhammad, a supposedly illiterate hired hand of a rich widow Khadija, claiming he was the bearer of a perfect life prescription from Allah—the Quran. He claimed humanity could do no better than to follow its precepts as well as to emulate Muhammad’s own life example for a guarantee of bliss and salvation. In exchange for this, people had to embrace Islam—surrender—by surrendering their liberty to Muhammad. Up to this day, the Muslim world considers a perfect Muslim as someone who follows in the footsteps of Muhammad, by action and by deeds.

Muslims have been taught from an early age that to be a good Muslim, they should follow the example of Muhammad (Sunnah) and implement it in their daily lives.

You have an excellent model in the Messenger of Allah, for all who put their hope in Allah and the Last Day and remember Allah much. (Surat al-Ahzab :21)

To faithful Muslims, the Prophet Muhammad is a role model and they must follow his Sunnah and learn how to implement its precepts and practices in their lives.  So, to understand Islam is to understand the Prophet Muhammad.

Muslims believe that the invisible unknowable essence Allah, the embodiment of all virtues, the most perfect creator chose Muhammad to be the bearer of his comprehensive ideal prescription, the Quran, for all humans for all times. No true believer in Allah can do better than emulate the conduct of Allah’s perfect handiwork, the messenger of Allah Muhammad. So, goes the refrain of Muslims the word over.

Fortunately, for both Muslims and non-Muslims, Muhammad is not around so that we can personally observe his conduct and be tempted to emulate him. What is possible, however, is to go to authentic Islamic records and discern what Muhammad did during his life and judge it for ourselves.

The absence of Mohammad is fortunate for the Muslims because it enables them to spin many yarns about how virtuous he was. There are more stories about the kindness, his generosity, his forbearance and whatnot than any dozen men could do in ten lifetimes. So, Muslims, heads in the sand keep reciting to each other all these made-up tales.

It is fortunate for non-Muslims that we won’t be inclined to do some of things that he did. Again, many accounts of his actions, as recorded and reported by reliable authoritative Muslim sources would be clearly considered criminal in civilized societies of today.

Special Hatred for the Jews

Muhammad, for one, was a model of spewing hateful speech, cursing all non-Muslims repeatedly with special venom reserved for the Jews. In the Islamic scripture, headed by the Quran, the Jews are cursed and called all kinds of names so many times.

I am curious. Is it Allah so despises the Jews or is it Muhammad? Either way it doesn’t make sense to me. If it is Allah speaking these derogatory terms in the Quran, then I am shocked. It is unbecoming of the creator of the universe, the source of all good to devote so much of his book to cursing a few millions of his own creatures. Recall that the Quran claims that not even a leaf falls without the permission and decree of Allah. So, why is it that he allows the Jews to behave in ways that he condemns?

If it is Muhammad who is angry at the Jews, then it makes sense. The Jews keep rejecting him and telling him to take a walk and take his sale pitch somewhere else. But what doesn’t make sense here is that he claims that every word of the Quran is that of Allah’s. So, which is it? Am I daft, or there is something illogical here?

Abusing Women

Islamic records report that Muhammad had numerous wives. Some even admit that they can’t provide an accurate count, because he took wives so often and with great liberty. A number of his wives were slave women—women taken as booty in battle. Well, okay. Maybe he was doing what the Arabs of his time did. Make war, take everything, including women and children and treat them exactly the way you would treat your own livestock. If you found a woman you desired, she was yours. That simple.

But, he also married a child of one of his most senior followers,

Ayesha. The poor child was nearly a six-year old little girl when he married her and consummated the marriage when she was barely nine and he was pushing sixty. Now, Ayesha was not a slave girl that he could take that kind of liberty with her and treat her like a piece of property, rightfully his. She was Abu-Bakr’s daughter. Did Muhammad bamboozle the old Abu-Bakr or the old Abu-Bakr’s lust for power made him offer his little girl to Muhammad?

Either way, what Muhammad did establish was a shameful and criminal act of marrying little girls as a legitimate practice. Not long ago, a member of the highest Islamic Council of Saudi Arabia issued a fatwa saying that in Islam there is no age limit for marrying even infants. Now, this is the kind of religious sanctions that ought to make you cringe.

Other Practices

Just a couple more points here. Muhammad also declared killing non-Muslims, plundering their possessions and taking their women and children as slaves to be held or sold as acceptable. He legitimized slavery and even described how slaves should be treated as second and even possibly third-class chattel.

Muhammad also established what amounts to a modern-day protection racket. He actively encouraged his followers to attack non-Muslim caravans and habitats, get all the loot they could, give him his cut of 20% and keep the rest.

But again, if you are the representative of the creator and owner of the universe Allah, everyone must give you a wide berth. And people did. It just so happened that men of Muhammad’s time very much liked what he did and preached. Never mind Women. Women did not count in much of Arabia’s birth baby, Islam.

Muhammad’s Praiseworthy Acts

Let us set aside these well-documented unseemly and even criminal activities and look at some of the good things attributed to Muhammad.

One particular case relates to Muhammad’s trying time in Mecca. The story is that an old Meccan woman would throw tumble weeds on Muhammad as he walked by. In response, Muhammad would speak to her kindly and inquire about her well-being. This is often cited as an example of how kind and forgiving he was. Keep in mind that Muhammad was very meek in Mecca and had lots of ill-wishers and very few friends. He was in no position to retaliate in kind to any abuse he was subjected to.

Also, it stands to reason that people are inclined to treat their friends and even total strangers kindly and compassionately. What truly measures the worth of the person is the way he treats his enemies.

Once out of Mecca and in power in Medina, Muhammad hardly bothered inquiring about the well-being of old women. He did, however treat his friends—his followers—kindly. But, he showed absolutely no mercy for his enemies. He had his enemies—anyone and everyone who did not fall into his fold—treated by the sword.

A Muslim’s surrender of liberty is not merely a matter of personal choice. Muslims abandon their most precious rights and are out to make all non-Muslims also do so, by hook or crook.

In short: I, for one, would hardly want to take Muhammad as my exemplar and emulate him.

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Planned Parenthood “Chaplain” Is a Presbyterian Minister?

This story is painful to write since this writer grew up in the Presbyterian Church, which was considered THE church to go to. It was known as the church where ‘the best people’ attended. That of course came about since The York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., immediately became known as “The Church of Presidents” since President Abraham Lincoln faithfully attended every Sunday until he died on April 15, 1865.

The presidents following Lincoln worshiped in that church which is still there, at the same location where this columnist once visited.  My family attended North Park Presbyterian Church in Evansville, Indiana from the time I was a toddler. It was a little brick church in walking distance from our home. I was baptized there and graduated from the Cradle Roll Bible Class (with honors of course). Yep, I wore my first cap and gown when I was three.

We loved that church I grew up in. We could not imagine it with any other pastor than Rev. Addison Chapin, who had served as a missionary in Africa before becoming a pastor. With his little square mustache, he looked like a cross between Charlie Chaplin and Adolph Hitler, with a resonant deep voice that held everyone’s attention. That was in the days before microphones or sound systems.

It would have been unthinkable to imagine this church partnering with the world’s blasphemous thinking, tossing out morals, and embracing the most disgusting sexual excursions that could be thought up, and encouraging it.

The church eventually broke into two factions, Presbyterian USA which turned disgustingly liberal, and Presbyterian EPC which stands for Evangelical Presbyterian Church, the side that believes and preaches what the Bible says.

So it is the Presbyterian U.S.A. who has sold out to Satan and has partnered with Planned Parenthood, a billion dollar a year killing industry that tears apart little pre-born babies, limb by limb, who are simply inconvenient for the parents.

As for this ‘Presbyterian minister’ who has joined Planned Parenthood, it is especially distasteful to be forced, by tradition, to call this religious fraud, “The Reverend” Marvin Ellison who has turned his back on the God he pledged to serve by helping an abortion business in Portland, Maine that earns a fortune by horrifically killing little-about to be born babies.  We have heard of other locations where a minister “serves” at these places.

The Portland, Maine abortion factory was ‘blessed in God’s Name by “Rev.” Marvin Ellison. This pus bag wrote a column for The Press Herald, to defend his abortion advocacy. That Portland abortion chamber aborts babies up to 18 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy, long after they already have heart beats, brain waves, fingers, toes and their own unique fingerprints.

Their nervous systems also are formed and they can feel everything that touches them. They use a device that goes up into the womb, grips a little leg or arm, slice it off, then pull it out to go back in and do it with the other limbs. And these helpless babies SCREAM.

Indeed, one of the butchers who was new to the job, bragged to impress the others, that she slit the throats of the babies so they could not scream. So what did she expect, for her audience to yell BRAVO? Probably.

Micaiah Bilger writing for the newspaper in Augusta, Maine, said that the impostor ‘minister’ described Planned Parenthood’s work as, now get this, “Life Affirming.” Are they all mad?

That gastric accumulation that calls himself “a man of God,” went on to flatulate; “We’re proud to be part of a highly professional and highly caring health care team,” he said of himself and four other volunteer chaplains.”Along with our Planned Parenthood colleagues, we’re committed to showing care and respect for the whole person, including her (or his) physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.”

It gets even nuttier as Ellison sputtered on that he is an abortion supporter because of his Christian faith and values. How’s that again?Then that pile of food that has been eaten and dispelled from the body, then bragged about his influence on patients’ religious views.

Recently Ellison and other “chaplains” hosted a service to bless the Planned Parenthood abortion facility. And Ellison and the other fake chaplains will have to explain all this to God at the White Throne Judgment which they all are facing. How I would like to be there to witness this as the trap doors open.

At that ‘blessings service,’ Ellison burped on by stating: “We believe in its mission (Planned Parenthood) and its life affirming values, As we said during the blessing, ‘We Thank God for Planned Parenthood and for the amazing work you do, day in and day out, with passion, courage, wisdom and grace.

“As chaplains, we recognize that planned Parenthood is called many names. Some of those names are hate-filled, disrespectful and terribly misguided. At the blessing, we concluded the event by saying, “Hear this loud and clear. In the name of all that is holy and good, Planned Parenthood your name is blessed. Each staff member is a blessing to this community and to those for whom you provide health care, education and advocacy. You are the blessing, and we thank God for you.”

These flattering words were flung out to embrace those who most cruelly murder little babies about to be born!  This is nuts!

For Marvin Ellison, that fake minister whom Satan himself ordained: Sir, it would be better for you to leave the ministry NOW, flee the ministry and stop dabbling with Holy things. You have no business handling any sacred objects.
Flee the corrupt ministry you head before it is too late. And this includes any misfits who hang out with you.  You are a mental case, making you and those who associate with you think that what you are doing is service to God. IT IS NOT!

Read the story of Molech in The Bible. There were idols in those days, made of brass in the shape of a being. The ignorant masses bowed down to to this Idol as if he were God. He was known as ‘the fire god.’ Babies and little children were brought to his brass idol, placed on the outstretched hands of it where flames embraced the children who screamed loudly. They were either burned alive, as a sacrifice to please Molech or fell between the outstretched arms to a roaring fire below.

And guess what? To drown out the screams of the innocent children who had done no wrong, they had drums and musicians playing to drown out the screams of the babies and children.

We are doing the same things today. And we have many distractions to virtually drown out the screams of the little babies being aborted.

I urge you who follow Ellison to get away from corrupt pastors like him, for the sake of your own souls. And anyone else who has a corrupt pastor like like that wretch, get out of that church immediately. There are many great Bible believing churches out there that can be found.

Since the beginning of this column many years ago, I have stated over and over that the world has gone to pieces due to the failure of the pulpits. Ministers have started flirting with the world, others being spotlighted in the newspapers for the wrong reasons. Yes, sin. Careless conduct, being irresponsible, having that drink, all tear down the image we should all have. Again, we are not supposed to be like everybody else.

Preachers have abdicated their leadership position in society by compromising the Word of God, watering down the sin problem, being caught in adultery, misappropriating money.

Since beginning this column years ago, I have stated over and over that the reason the world has gone so wacko is due to the failure of the pulpit. Pastors are not supposed to be ‘one of the guys,’ or he’s just like us.  We are NOT. We have been entrusted with a sacred appointment.

Let us carry that out with honor. Otherwise, preachers like Ellison will pull you down through that trap door with him.

LAST WORDS: Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion business in America, aborting approximately 320,000 babies every year. Now that is BABIES, not a fetus.

It’s most recent annual report showed a record income of $1.46 BILLLION for the ‘NON-PROFIT,” with about half a billion dollars coming from the taxpayers.

Any Christian who takes part in this barbarity will indeed go through the trap door and straight into hell. Christians are called to protect and defend the most vulnerable members of society, and today, no one is more vulnerable than a baby in his or her mother’s womb. Indeed, me must protect ALL of God’s living creatures. And Pastors: MAN YOUR PULPITS!

ANALYZING TODAY’S NEWS FOR TOMORROW’S HISTORY.

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Honest Discourse About Article V Convention Needed

Whether States should ask Congress to call a convention under Article V of our federal Constitution is one of the most important issues of our time.  The Delegates to such a convention, as Sovereign Representatives of The People, have the power to throw off the Constitution we have and set up a new Constitution – with a new and easier mode of ratification – which creates a new government.[1]1

Americans need the Truth.  But former law professor Rob Natelson’s recent article in The Hill is filled with ad hominems and misstatements. Natelson is legal advisor for pro-convention groups such as “Convention of States Project” (COSP).

“Poisoning the well” fallacy

Natelson characterizes those who oppose an Article V convention as “big government advocates”; “Washington insiders” who protect “judges and politicians who abuse their positions”; chanters of “talking points” from the “disinformation campaign” of the 1960s and early 1970s who have “no real expertise on the subject”; and, like those involved in “voter suppression efforts”, use “fear and disinformation” to discourage citizens from exercising their rights.

And while such tactics clearly resonate with COSP’s cheerleading squad; [2]2 others immediately recognize the preemptive ad hominem attack known as the “poisoning the wellfallacy.  That fallacy is committed when one primes the audience with adverse information or false allegations about the opponent, in an attempt to bolster his own claim or discount the credibility of the opponent.

Obviously, Natelson’s characterizations don’t constitute proof that he is right, and opponents are wrong.

Misrepresentations, omissions, and irrelevant “academic research”

1- Natelson asserts

“Our founders designed this [Article V convention] as a way the people could fix the federal government if it became abusive or dysfunctional”.

But he presents no proof – and can’t because no one at the federal convention of 1787 (where our present Constitution was drafted) said such a thing.  As proved in The George Mason Fabrication, the Delegates agreed that the purpose of amendments is to correct defects in the Constitution.

2- Natelson asserts:

“Any proposals must… be ratified by 38 states before they become law.”

That’s not true.  While any amendments to our Constitution must be ratified by 38 States; our Declaration of Independence says it’s the “self-evident” Right of a People to abolish their government and set up a new one.

We invoked that Right in 1776 to throw off the British Monarchy.

In 1787, we invoked that Right to throw off our first Constitution, the Articles of Confederation; and set up a new Constitution – the one we now have – which created a new government.

How did we get from our first Constitution to our second Constitution?  There was a convention to propose amendments to our first Constitution! 

The Continental Congress resolved on February 21, 1787 to call a convention to be held at Philadelphia:

for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation”.

But the Delegates ignored this limitation – they ignored the instructions from their States  – and they wrote our second Constitution.

And in Federalist No. 40 (15th para), James Madison invoked the “precious right” of a People to throw off one government and set up a new one, as justification for what they did at the federal “amendments” convention of 1787.

We can’t stop that from happening at another convention.  Furthermore, any new constitution will have its own mode of ratification.  Whereas Art. 13 of the Articles of Confederation required amendments to be approved by the Continental Congress and all of the then 13 States; the new Constitution provided at Article VII that it would be ratified by 9 States.

Any proposed third constitution will have its own mode of ratification.  The proposed Constitution for the Newstates of America is ratified by a national referendum (Art. XII, §1).  The States don’t ratify it – they are dissolved and replaced by regional governments answerable to the new national government.

3- Natelson asserts that “academic research” shows:

“…how the convention is chosen and operates: It is a meeting of state representatives of a kind very common in U.S. history…The convention follows a pre-set agenda and attendees are subject to state legislative direction.”

But Natelson doesn’t mention the federal “amendments” convention of 1787.  That convention involved Delegates who ignored the instructions from their States[3] 3 and from the Continental Congress, and resulted in a new Constitution with a new and easier mode of ratification.  That is the “meeting” which is relevant to the convention Congress has the power to call under Article V of our Constitution. 

The “calling” of a convention by Congress is governed – not by Natelson’s “meetings” – but by provisions in our Constitution.  Article V delegates to Congress the power to “call” a convention; and Article I, § 8, last clause, delegates to Congress the power to make laws “necessary and proper” to carry out that power.

As to the sovereign powers of Delegates, look to the Declaration of Independence, the federal “amendments” convention of 1787, and Federalist No. 40 – not to Natelson’s “meetings”.

4- In an earlier article, Georgetown law professor David Super cited Coleman v. Miller (1939) to show that as amending the Constitution is a “political question”; the courts are unlikely to intervene.[4]

Natelson responded that Coleman is a 79-year old “minority opinion the courts have long repudiated”;   but doesn’t show where the Supreme Court “repudiated” its opinion.

What Coleman shows is this: we can’t expect federal courts to make Delegates obey instructions.  No one has power over Delegates – Delegates can take down one government and set up a new one.

Conclusion

Here’s an idea:  Let’s all read our Declaration of Independence and Constitution; elect only people who have also read them, know what they say, and agree to obey; and then let’s downsize the federal government to its enumerated powers.

© 2018 Publius Huldah – All Rights Reserved

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Endnotes:

1 This is why James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, four Supreme Court Justices, and other luminaries warned against an Article V convention.
2 At 5:25-7:35 mark.  Archived HERE.
3 The States’ instructions are HERE at endnote 9.
4 When a power is delegated to a “political” branch [legislative or executive], federal courts [“judicial” branch] traditionally abstain from interfering and substituting their judgment for that of the branch to which the power was delegated.

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Just How Crazy Can Some Liberals Get?

One wonders how much trouble we’re going to get into, letting liberals raise children.

On Australian TV a few days ago, “relationship expert” Deanne Carson—she comes complete with pink hair—exhorted parents to “set up a culture of consent in the home” by making sure to get the baby’s consent before changing his diaper. [YouTube Video]

Just because she’s crazy doesn’t mean she honestly doesn’t know a three-month-old infant can’t say, “Sure, Mom, I’d kind of like a clean diaper!” What she wants you to do is to read the baby’s body language. Then you’ll know you’ve got consent to remove the dirty diaper. And those who criticize her, she warns, are “negating the voices of those brave survivors of abuse.” Just because she has pink hair doesn’t mean she can’t take herself very seriously indeed.

This opens up the prospect of a whole new world of disastrous child-rearing. As the baby grows into a toddler, and so on, his consent will be required for more and more parental actions. Sweetums, can I put you to bed now? No, I wanna watch TV all night. Junior, is it okay for me to serve you vegetables with your supper? Vegetables? No way! I want cake! Precious, I need your consent to send you off to school. School, schmool, I’m stayin’ home with my video games! Like, can you even imagine the character development of such a child? It’s probably the best way yet discovered to create a monster.

But if you think that’s as loopy as it gets, you haven’t seen the special Mother’s Day ad put out by America’s most reliable source of far-left loopiness: Democrats. And you thought they’d never dream up a way to politicize Mother’s Day. [YouTube Video]

Here we have an all-American mom wistfully wondering where she went wrong. It seems her son started going bad in middle school, robbing “less fortunate” kids. She has kept a framed picture of him assaulting some poor kid at school. Somehow I can’t imagine my mother displaying such a picture on the bookshelf in the living room.

Well, she sent him off to college, because every ninny goes to college, and—wouldn’t you know it?—college turns him pro-life! In what galaxy far, far away is the college that does that? She’s got a picture of Junior terrorizing a defenseless pregnant woman by brandishing a sign that says “Baby Killer,” it looks like he’s about to clout her over the head with it. Why did Mom save that picture? But her crowning disappointment came when she got an eyeful of his “college buddies,” neo-Nazis parading around with torches. She keeps that picture, too. I wonder what her family photo album looks like.

Her closing remark, delivered to the audience: “This Mother’s Day, talk to your children about the GOP. I wish I had.” And then she downs a swig of vodka, which does shed some light on her mind-set.

Believe it or not, there are a few Democrats out there who think this ad might backfire on them, I guess by letting normal people know how much Dems hate them. That’s something they might do better to conceal, although these days they seem to be taking less and less trouble to do that. There’s not much fun in being a liberal fat-head if you have to conceal your contempt for the human race.

What is it about family that leftists find so off-putting? Is it just because family, church, and voluntary associations compete with the state for the individual’s allegiance and affections? Do they truly believe that everyone who’s not a Democrat must be a Nazi?

Yeah, probably.

These are the people who want to rule our country: who want ever-increasing powers to interfere in our lives, because they think they’re wiser and better than the rest of us. Really, it’s for our own good, we’ll thank them for it later. You bet.

We must never again allow them to gain power in America. And we must strip them of the power that they have already.

I have discussed these and other topics throughout the week on my blog, http://leeduigon.com/ . Stop in and visit. A single click will take you there.

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Facebook’s – CIA’s Controlled Standard Of Fact Checking, Snopes.com. Think Again

“Snopes has NO SET Requirements for fact-checkers because the variety of the work would be difficult to encompass in any singles blanket of standards.” –David Mikkelson CEO, Snopes.com

How many times have you heard someone dispute something that you may have posted on Facebook which you knew was, in fact, true with something like this, “Snopes.com said that this is fake news”?

Attempting to put the lie in the place of the truth, Snopes further attempts to re-rewrite and revise the past and the present in hopes that no one discovers these are minions of the CIA.

These minions? An embezzler, (former porn star) hooker, (Dope smoking) dominatrix and a hooker.

It seems that Snopes.com has a clear objective misleading and confusing the people? Purposefully or inadvertently you can decide. The truth is in front of you as a straight stick is there to reveal the deviation of the crooked (Exodus 20).

Facebook’s CIA Controlled Standard of Fact-Checking Snopes.com Think Again!

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Article posted with permission from Sons Of Liberty Media

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