I'm just as disgusted as most everyone else at the actions of the THUGS in the Baltimore riots and other places. Yes, there's that word liberals, they are what they are and intentionally changing the meanings of words does not change the actions of the people involved.
Several things have brought me to the thoughts I'm having right now but mainly the rioting and an online conversation with a person on http://theconservativetreehouse.com/. The conversation did not have anything directly to do with the rioting but in the most basic way it did.
Ignorance of our Founding Documents. Ignorance of our history. Ignorance of human nature. Most importantly ignorance of God and Christianity.
There is no way in one article I could ever broach all those subjects so I will focus on just a couple, Christianity and our Founding Documents.
We will begin with the obvious. The THUGS that are taking part in these riots and destruction have no knowledge of the Christian faith and are ignorant of it's teachings. Their actions of wantonly destroying and stealing other people's property is all the evidence that is needed. They are ignorant because they have never been taught in the majority of cases. They have instead been taught anger and hate and this is where that brings them to at this point in their life. At a point where their actions very possibly will have serious and possibly deadly consequences.
The failure to give them the knowledge to cure their ignorance can be blamed on many sources, the parent(s), the education system, the government, and many others.
Honestly though, the blame lies with you and me. Those of us who love our God and Country. WE have allowed this to happen. WE have brought these young THUGS to the streets and possibly to their deaths. I say that not to instill guilt but responsibility. We are all responsible for our own actions and choices, they made theirs and we made ours. Unfortunately, the consequences of OUR actions or rather inaction have in many ways allowed their actions to happen.
We have sat quietly as our God has been forgotten and our Country have been slowly turned into this cesspool of evil human animals. Animals who have no respect for anything or anybody. Who love nothing but themselves and their own lusts for stuff, other people's stuff.
We did not do what was needed when they took prayer out of the schools. Began killing innocent unborn. Destroyed the family. Denigrated, persecuted, and now prosecuted Christianity. We continue to do very little or nothing.
From the point this started, mainly in the mid 1960's until now we have basically done nothing. We've sat quietly "turning the other cheek." In other words, we have supported this evil. We have condoned it. We have CAUSED IT and are as guilty as those that implemented it. No, I say we are MORE guilty because we knew better. We KNEW it was wrong, yet we stood by silently and allowed this evil to take hold.
My wonderful father and I frequently have conversations about such things since he is a minister of many years. Recently we were discussing the old testament and how God instructed the nation of Israel to utterly destroy the evil that surrounded them. Not to accept it and allow it into their midst, otherwise they would be affected by it. Naturally, Israel did not obey and always suffered the consequences. Such is human nature, we usually don't learn from our previous actions and then repeat them because we humans are evil by nature.
Those of us that are Christians are in a CONSTANT battle against evil. We can never rest. We can never stop. We are seeing now the results of being lulled to sleep and ceasing our battle. We are now suffering the consequences of our action through inaction. Yes, inaction IS an action too.
This inaction has to stop. We as Christians are not called to turn our cheeks against evil and ignore it. We are to fight it with everything we have and are. Sometimes that is a spiritual fight and sometimes that is a physical fight, but we are to fight with Christ at our side and in our hearts.
What this inaction has also lead to is the destruction of our Constitution and the rule of law in our Country. This has lead to total ignorance about how we were created and what we once stood for.
In the online conversation I reference above, I saw, as I often do, the pure hatred and ignorance of Christianity and our Constitution. The person I was talking with did everything in their power to destroy Christianity and to prove that it had nothing to do with our Country and our Constitution. Of course they were not able to do that because the facts do not support that. However, what it did highlight, yet again, is the utter ignorance of the Constitution and the Founders intentions contained in it.
Just one statement the person made pretty much summed up their ignorance. They stated 8 out of 10 Ten Commandments were unconstitutional.
There were many other statements but I focus on that one because it shows the depth of ignorance most of the Country exists in concerning the Constitution and our form of government.
What that statement shows is that this person has no concept of the Constitution as written. Notice I said, as written, not as INTERPRETED.
The Constitution was written for one reason, to establish our federal government and place limitations on IT, NOT US.
That one statement exposes the biggest lie that has been taught about our Constitution, that the Constitution applies to we the people. IT DOES NOT except where WE GAVE the federal government SPECIFIC enumerated powers to act on our behalf. In ALL other areas the States and WE THE PEOPLE retain EVERYTHING ELSE. PERIOD. THE END. NO DISCUSSION! Twisting that concept is what has allowed the government to do what they have done and use the Constitution AGAINST us instead of to PROTECT us.
Stop for a moment and ponder that concept in light of the happenings in Baltimore and other places. These ignorant people are actually protesting for the wrong reasons and just don't realize it because of their ignorance. If they only understood the above concept, they might be protesting but they would be doing it because of what the government TRULY has taken from them, their liberty and freedom.
That one concept, applied as intended, would negate most, if not all, of the laws that put so many blacks and other needlessly in jail for things made unlawful by a government seeking to support itself and not it's people. If that were done, the shootings by police would not be happening because the police would have very few LEGAL reasons to arrest someone.
Unconstitutional laws would not be in place.
Police would not be militarized, to powerful, and beyond the law.
Government would not be in control of our daily lives.
See how our ignorance and inaction had so damaged us?
Had we been awake and prudent in our protection of our faith and our Constitution we would not be in this situation now. We would not have ignorant young people protesting about the wrong things and placing themselves needlessly in danger for something that never should have happened.
So what's the solution?
As always, ignorance is curable with knowledge.
We must regain our vigilance and take action to provide this knowledge in any way possible. The knowledge of our God and the knowledge of our Founding Documents.
Then and only then can the people of this Country make decisions based on the proper context. Then we will have the knowledge of the standards and principles that made this Country great. Then and ONLY then will we be able to recover and rebuild what we have lost, our liberty and freedom.
The road is long but the time is short.