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Subjective truth: The Pig that Will Never Fly

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Our nation’s issues have nothing to do with preferred pronouns or fake insurrections or manic pushes for equity. They stem from an application of subjective truth to virtually everything.

Consider our founding charter. Progressives say the Constitution is a living, breathing document that must adapt to the times. As if the principles of liberty require adjustment because things have changed so much in a mere 234 years.

Do progressives truly believe we should reinterpret the Constitution to fit their perception of reality? Or because it’s more to the liking of people who pretend that its truths are somehow less true with the passage of time?

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Regarding truth, its meaning comes down to one question: Is it contingent on reality or feels? The notion that truth is whatever we feel it is—your truth, my truth—is absurd. The reality is that we all operate in a world of absolute truth, and we all affirm its supremacy a thousand times a day whether we accept it or not.

If truth doesn’t exist, then it would be true that truth doesn’t exist, and once again we arrive at truth. ~Nabeel Qureshi 

Church and state

As in politics, progressive leaders in Christianity believe that the Bible is not Scripture, but is merely a “library of books” written by men whose prejudices and viewpoints make it unreliable as a guide for Christian living. Question: If the Bible is a library of books, who’s the managing editor?

Rather than reject all Scripture, church progressives cherry-pick Bible truths they can live with it. Consider the easily digestible maxim that God is love. To them, God is only love. He doesn’t ask anything of them in terms of obedience or justice or truth.

To spiritual progressives, we have carte blanche to live without structure and without guidance other than what we feel is right. This eliminates personal responsibility and accountability. It also creates a contradiction: Spiritual life without the truth of Scripture is like self-governance without a timeless Constitution.

No truth, no compass

In the minds of progressives—in culture, government and religion—truth is purely subjective. Except when it comes to bolstering an agenda; then helpful truths quickly become absolute. Like these:

All men are created equal. This maxim actually means that everyone is created with equal worth to the Creator. It has been subverted to mean that everyone IS equal and thus should be given every opportunity to act upon this equality through denigrating measures such as affirmative action.

God is love. According to Scripture, love is only one of God’s attributes. The Bible also says God is holy and just and righteous and pure. These characteristics, if true, call for accountability and responsibility—just as our Constitution calls for rule of law based on self-evident truths.

Care for the poor. This is where progressives in religion and politics coalesce and differ most strongly with evangelicals and conservatives. In truth, it’s not a question of if we should help the poor; it’s how.

Polar opposite positions

Progressives think the federal government is best suited to help the poor. Conservatives think state and local government and religious groups and churches are best suited to help the poor. When we leave caring for the poor to the federal government, we wash our hands of them. The poor become enslaved to a system that crushes their spirits and keeps them dependent.

I receive care from the federal government—the Veteran’s Administration. Trust me, the federal government is a ponderous, inefficient caregiver; it’s far from ideal. Private healthcare, driven by incentive and the market, naturally provides the best quality of care. In terms of charity, local volunteers and people on the ground can make a real, lasting difference by helping poor people help themselves.

If political progressives think we should give people what they need without encouraging them to give themselves what they need, they do not understand human nature. Or worse, they have little faith in people and in the value of encouraging them to lift themselves up.

If religious progressives think God is all love and is not necessarily holy and just and that the Bible is not reliable, they do not understand God’s nature or human nature.

The pig that will never fly

On the subject of truth in politics and religion, allow me to offer these observations and concluding arguments:

I’ve never seen such a starkly obvious difference between those who rely upon Constitutional and Scriptural authority for governance and interacting with God and others and those who seek to create their own framework for the same. This faulty framework is based on feeling rather than thinking, emotion rather than cognition.

When progressives disregard the Constitution’s or Scripture’s authority, there is no rule of law—civically or spiritually.

Today’s progressives in the political and religious arenas seem to have forgotten this objective truth: What feels right is not always what is or ought to be right.

Subjective truth is by its nature not true. If a tree falls in a forest, it’s irrelevant whether anyone is there to hear its crash. And no, God cannot create a rock that even he can’t move. The size and weight of the rock is irrelevant. If he can make it, he can move it.

Subjective truth is like a sideshow clown who distracts and pleases childish minds with colorful balloon dogs. It’s a nonentity that binds the brains of many.

Dear leaders in government and the church: Let go of the lead balloon of subjective nonsense and let people soar on the wings of truth. It will truly set them free.

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Patrick is a trained journalist and writer with degrees in English and journalism. He served six years in the Navy where his life was changed forever by the Lord Jesus Christ. He lives in the Sierra Nevada of Northern California with his wife, dog and two cats. He enjoys hiking and cycling, taking pictures and blogging at https://luscri.com/



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A Compound National Fracture

Our 246-year experiment in representative democracy is rapidly fraying at the edges

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If Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive today, he’d be appalled at the fractionalization of our nation. No one can guarantee the USA will exist for the duration of the decade, let alone the next several years.

Our 246-year experiment in representative democracy is rapidly fraying at the edges, and not merely because of anarchists and agitators funded by one-world globalists, or because of perpetually contested elections. Big money has always been the controlling factor in Washington D.C. Today, the levels of influence peddling are unprecedented and getting worse.

Evaporating Middle Ground

Democrats and Republicans once sought to join together on critical issues for the good of the Union, at least some of the time. Today partisan politics predominates. We now approach $30 trillion in debt and $164 trillion in unfunded liabilities, equal to 492,000 per citizen, This a level that is unconscionable and represents theft of our children’s and grandchildren’s heritage. Concurrently, Communist China operates in the foreground to undermine our every institution.

The sentiment that the U.S. is a global force for good is a sentiment shared by at least half of our friends around the globe, and even begrudgingly by our enemies after the dust settled — think Germany and Japan — but the sentiment cannot be as potent when there is constant internal strife. Domestic dissension and sedition, the lobbying stranglehold, and treason has left our friends befuddled and our enemies bemused and emboldened.

Meanwhile, the world is suffering, beyond the ravages of the coronavirus and in ways that few people could have predicted. More refugees populate the earth than ever before. Human trafficking, often a euphemism for sexual slavery, is a blight on “civilized” societies. The world population is now approaching 8.0 billion people up from 5.0 billion people in 1985.

Madness in Motion

In the U.S. whether or not the libstream press will address the reality, the waves of illegal immigrants from 2008 to 2022 have strained our resources. Local and state governments are bursting at the fiscal seams, while Biden and crew keep the floodgates open.

Crime is rampant among communities with an influx of illegal aliens. A visit to the Drug Enforcement Administration website reveals the country of origin of those criminals most wanted by the D.E.A. in cities across America. Hint: Overwhelming it is Mexico.

Despite record amounts spent on education, our schools were already failing, before the current shutdowns. Minority academic underachievement has been near-constant for decades, even in the most “progressive” communities with the most “progressive-thinking” teachers. Hordes of immigrant children, primarily hailing from Latin America, further strain school districts.

Splitting along Ideological Lines

On the East Coast and the West Coast, deep pockets of liberalism prevail. In the center of the country, conservatism prevails. Communities are organizing along political divisions and feel “the other side” simply doesn’t get it: espousing policies, theories, and beliefs contrary to the best interests of our civilization.

I don’t wish to reside in a land dominated by a polarized news media, the current Senate and Congressional leaders, billionaire “progressives” bent on censorship, sell-out corporations, a two-tier justice system, and a school system designed to poison the minds of our children.

The U.S. might fracture and become two or three countries. The geography for such a partition, of course, is not convenient. How do you combine California, Oregon, and Washington, with New England and the left-leaning Mid-Atlantic States? They are joined together by ideology, while thousands of miles apart. And, if we the U.S. were to split into two nations, beyond the inconvenient geography many problems would occur from legal, political, and trade standpoints.

No Unity, No Future

In any case, we cannot continue in the current mode. The far-left is pulling away from everyone else in the nation, even from patriotic rank and file Democrat. Many people would just as soon let the rabble-rousers go: What is the point of seeking to maintain the Union with people who fervently wish to “re-educate” you?

All the above points to the reality that the U.S. as we know it could soon be irretrievable.

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January 6th: One Year of Democrat Lies

On this day, expect to see an array of libstream news coverage that contorts the events of one year ago

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The Biden Administration has taken action unprecedented in our history. It is treating those individuals who inhabited the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in protest as if they are insurrectionist or murderous terrorists. The people who Biden is holding, in many cases for months on end in solitary confinement, are being denied their fundamental rights as American citizens.

America was founded based on a constitution and amendments that guarantee rights to the individual; a republic where laws prevail, to be dispensed impartially; where unlawful search and seizure is not permitted; and where due process matters.

This is the land of the free and the home of the brave; the nation which immigrants from everywhere yearn to be; the beacon of democracy and the best example on Earth of a free people.

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Insurrection? Hardly

Many of the people who entered the Capitol that day were ushered in by the Capitol guards. They simply walked through doors that were held open for them. The claims of insurrection are ridiculous. No one had weapons. How do you mount an insurrection with no arms?

Nearly all every Capitol occupiers had either a plane reservation or car ride ready for that evening or the next day. They did not intend to stay. In short, no organized attempt to overthrow the government was underway, and every Biden official and every rational member of Congress knows that knows that.

The libstream press won’t tell you that the ranks of actual Trump supporters were infiltrated by members of Antifa and actual insurrectionists who sought to create a false flag, making it seem as if Donald Trump and Trump-inspired supporters intended to overthrow the U.S. government.

Trump supporters were not seeking to overthrow the United States government; this is total hogwash as is known by anyone who is familiar with the facts.

Ashli Babbitt, a U.S. Air Force veteran, was killed by a Capitol guard. She posed no threat and carried no weapon, and based on the more vigorous activity of some Capitol occupiers did little to earn her fate.

Many of the Americans held by the Biden Administration have been mistreated. Remember, they are innocent until proven guilty. Why not release to the public the film footage from inside of the capital, with no cuts on footage; no bits and pieces? We know why.

The Shame of Biden and Company

The Biden Administration and its incalculably undemocratic, unlawful, and despicable approach to administering justice is stifling attempts to ensure that these incarcerated individuals receive lawful and constitutional protections. Justice, however, must be served before and during the legal proceedings for any of the incarcerated.

Biden, a political puppet, and his handlers, feel all-powerful and appear unconcerned. They’ve got the sycophantic press on their side as well as multi-millions of gullible Democrats, liberals, and progressives who believe that Biden is a kind man, his administration is both fair and just, and the Capitol occupiers are in league with the devil. As usual, the exact opposite is true.

And what about the DOJ? For at least two decades and counting, the U.S. Department of Justice has engaged in egregious acts of prosecutorial misconduct. DOJ prosecuting attorneys seek convictions by any means necessary. If that involves withholding evidence, delaying court cases, and bleeding the persecuted financially dry, then so be it. Within a 97% conviction rate, as a nation, we have crossed the line into banana republic territory.

On a Mission of Misinformation

The gatekeepers of information and communication in our society, including the wannabe autocrats at Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter, etc, don’t fool us with their rigged algorithms and ‘community standards.’

Their manipulation of the news, the contorted views, and the censorship in which they’ve been engaged, will not diminish us. We know their end game: it is control of the masses, ever to be ruled by a fraudulently elected ruling class, backed by über-liberal billionaires who believe they are the anointed ones.

On this day, expect to see a vast array of news coverage that contorts the events of one year ago. Don’t buy into it for even a nano-second.

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