Friday, August 21, 2015

Professor Bob and Future Shock

Future Shock
(by R.P.Edwards)

The future will say
When they learn of the children
Destroyed in our day
With tears and with shame
When they realize their Fathers
Were the villains to blame 

"Savages," whispered winsome Polly Porter, third row from the windows, third desk back from the front. 

Professor Bob, using a rather large stick of yellow chalk (usually found in industry but finding its way into the elders' "ditty bag" because, as he put it, "My fat fingers cannot tolerate the tiny white toothpicks") had been listing on the black-slate chalkboard, in chronological order, times and events of man's man. The gray maned octogenarian paused, turned and, peering over his half-framed horn-rimmed glasses he looked directly at the now-a-bit rosy cheeked freshman and responded, "What's that, Miss Porter? What did you say?"

"Savages, sir" was her fragile reply.



"Louder, dear. You, all of you (giving a sweeping gaze to the entire class) have chosen to attend Veritas University. Veritas is Latin for...for..."

"Truth!" was the exuberant response (orientation by upperclassmen had prepared them for the inevitable question).

"Yes, truth. And, as we shall all be reminded in this class and throughout your tenure here at "True U," truth must be vigorously proclaimed and protected or error, as has been so often the case, will take hold once again and lead to yet another chapter of shameful doings." (The instructor, pausing a moment to gaze at the lazily turning overhead fan, leaned back against the Blackboards' ledge and then, pointing the yellow instrument towards the young lady, he continued) "Miss Porter, you were saying?"

"Savages, sir;" she said with manufactured vigor. "To consider the murder of pre-born children...a right. What...monsters." This last utterance was accompanied by a quivering lip and a watering eye and, seeing this the kindly professor offered a tissue before returning to the board to continue the listing.

--The time: the distant future. The effects of the Iranian-born nuclear war a distant memory. Many American cities had been incinerated in the conflict due to the piling on that took place. Ironically, it was Israel that ultimately saved the fallen eagle and now, also ironically, Higher Education has returned to its honorable roots.--

Thank you for tolerating the above fantasy. It is somewhat birthed by the ongoing revelations of the despicable Planned Parenthood organization. However, and again, their liberty to let their (our) lower-nature do terrible things comes from the Supreme Court; and their wayward reasonings come from the once hallowed halls of higher education, and ultimately from hell itself.

Yes, BARBARIANS and SAVAGES are words that are making their way into the political discourse of this election cycle; and rightly so. However, one more word needs to be added...COWARDS. For that's what we have become to allow evil to take residence for so long when we have the civilized remove it.

P.S.  I thought about putting one of those grisly, truthful pictures of an aborted (murdered) child atop the blog. But I am weary of them. So very weary.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Elijah and Mike Huckabee

The Future?
(by R.P.Edwards)

A flash of light
And all is peace
The pundits' pain
By death released
No more offense
By truthful words
Just melting masses
By no one...heard

"...and the man of God wept. And Hazael said, "Why does my lord weep?" Then he answered, "Because I know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel..."
(2 Kings 8:11,12)

Elisha was an Old Testament Prophet. He had been mentored by Elijah (of chariot of fire fame) a chosen vessel of the most high...he was sometimes privy to inside information. On this occasion the Lord had given him a glimpse of the evil that would come from this particular man (Hazael). And, of course, it came to pass.

Well, I don't think of Mike Huckabee as a prophet, but he at least has enough sense to see the horrible future that awaits (especially for Israel) if the Iranians get the bomb. He has spoken his mind quite clearly on the subject; complete with a holocaust reference. And my! how the offendable are offended! "How dare he?!" they say, "That subject, sir, is off limits!"

Well, Mike is not backing down; nor should he. And, though the party of infanticide rails against him (along with their Hollywood followers) the coming blast(s), if not prevented, will soon wipe their Politically Correct expression and expressions from their collective incinerated lips.

By-the-way, at this late prophetic date I truly believe the God of Abraham will not allow Israel to suffer extensive harm; no matter WHAT Iran may be packing. It behooves US, however, to stand with the Apple of God's eye. They may not need us; but we surely need...them.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Josef Mengele, Planned Parenthood, and the Court

 Tools and Fools
(by R.P.Edwards)

We're so dainty
We're so nice
Crafting words
With sugar and spice
But the court's been evil
Satan's tool
Oh, what FOOLS!

I go down to the local abortion clinic. I stand. I walk around it. I pray. On occasion I say something benign like, "Can we help you?" or "Jesus loves you, and he loves your baby." Usually I say nothing. There are others who are better at it. 

Women go in. Some are abrasive, cold, arrogant. Others are unsure, conflicted, at the point of tears. They are always accompanied by someone (no solos allowed). Sometimes its a lady pal, or a "kill it" boy friend or husband or pimp. They go in; they come out. They go in; they come out. Week after week after week after week. A few babies survive. Most don't. Tens; hundreds; thousands; hundreds of thousands; all at this one clinic over forty years.

And so, now our attention is drawn to Planned Parenthood. Although they've been killing babies for years and years, they are now thought less of because they actually "sell" the body parts of the deceased. It is to laugh. We tolerate the murder, but are disturbed by the disposal. What fools we are.

Anyway, with the "revelation" I was, at first, going to go the route of Josef Mengele. For those less versed, he was a creepo Nazi physician who dispassionately worked his twisted, torturous will on captive Jews during World War II. He liked to experiment on them; horrible inhumane treatment that often led to a painful death. Yeah, I thought, I could parallel his actions with those of the modern Planned Parenthood docs.

But then, I was thinking...since we of the Christian mindset know that humankind comes with a fallen nature; a nature that must either be constrained from within (a redeemed heart) or without (laws), it only stands to reason that when "laws" are lessened or removed; evil will increase. The Nazis dehumanized the Jews and this led to their wholesale slaughter. In the same way, and with the same inspiration, our Supreme Court has dehumanized the pre-born and their subsequent mass-murder was/is a natural progression.

I can almost feel the uneasiness; the cringing and shoulder slumps as I paint the respected jurists (not all) with the label of "evil doers." But...that's what they are. Yes, in the same way as when the Taney Court sided with Satan (more cringing here) our modern, Ivy League educated elite are also willing tools. However, one thing the Dred Scott deciders had on their side is that the abomination of slavery had been grandfathered into the Republic. Infanticide (abortion), on the other hand, was NEVER widely accepted. It is the court's omnipotent, unconstitutional usurpation.

The conclusion: I believe future generations (if there are any) will look at our modern court with the same disdain that we now view the Taney bunch of Lincoln's day. However, our unaborted offspring (again, if there are any) will little understand why we, the people, did so little to restrain the madness of the black robed kings. They, from their vantage, will recall the "God is not mocked" judgment that came. We, however, are on the verge of its horrible revelation.

It's Coming
(by R.P.Edwards)

One says murder
Another says choice
But the victims here
They have no voice
But God takes note
And hears their cry
And when grace is spent
Then WE...will die 


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Black Robes at odds

Preachers needed
(by R.P.Edwards)

Preachers needed!
To stand upon
Foundations laid
To speak to power
Truth and light
To teach the people
"Rise and fight!"
To fill the streets
With righteous rage
To write anew
The founding page
When tyrant lords
Were overthrown
And God was king
And He alone!

It's been a bit since the black-robed, unelected legislators abandoned their place as jurists and boldly defied the Constitution, the people, and the God mentioned in the Declaration of Independence by declaring  "marriage" IS what THEY say it is. Once again (and it grieves me to say it) the Supreme Court acts to the extreme detriment of this nation's welfare. Whether it be removing prayer and Bible reading from public school, murdering the unborn (yes, murder), or now turning civilization on its head by redefining the sacred institution of marriage, these very few sequestered Supremes act as Kings. And, though the remedy for their apostasy is given in the Constitution (i.e. impeachment) there is little will to do what their actions so richly deserve.

And so, as we wait to see what will become of "Their" America, I am reminded (as the above Charles Finney caption states) that it is the lethargy of the genuine Church that has brought us to this critical point. For, you see, in the Revolutionary era that preceded the actual historic signing, it was the "ministers" who had taught and inspired their many congregants as to the meaning of the words "freedom," and "liberty." The people were therefore  ready to act, and when the time came...they did. Now, the modern messengers have seemingly forgotten that we are to be "Salt and Light" in this dark and decaying world, and have kept their peace as the cancer metastasizes.

But, I have hope. I believe God is raising up voices to cry out in this wilderness. I believe there are, even now, prepared vessels that will confront the kings and raise the consciousness of the masses. I don't know what it will take, but I believe the Lord, in His mercy, will withhold full judgment and give us yet another chance to repent and renew. For, although the elite few have rejected Him, the masses have not fully abandoned the "Creator." 

Here's a link to a little history on the original "Black Robed Regiment."  Preachers who inspired the founding generation.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Taney's Five Children*

Taney's Children
(by  R.P.Edwards)

Black robed usurpers
Acting as kings
Mocking the Deity
Taunting Him..."Bring!"
Taney's descendants
Forgetting their place
Rewriting what's written
And reaping...disgrace

I spent some time at the local abortion clinic this morning. I stood on the sidewalk while the women inside waited to have their offspring legally...murdered. And why does this barbarity occur in these "under God" United States? Because of The Supreme Court.

I, who am quickly approaching my sixth decade of life, was one of the first introduced to public education without the positive influence of the Ten Commandments and prayer. Seeing the deterioration of the classroom over the years one may ask who was foolish enough to remove these stabilizing elements? Answer: The Supreme Court.

And now, legislating from the bench once again, these mere humans have, by redefining marriage, overruled God Himself. What impudence! What gall! What arrogance to shred the very Constitution they are sworn to uphold while at the same time sticking their collective fingers in the deity's eye. The word "fools" comes to mind, but this does not apply to the black robed usurpers, but to "We the People" if we do nothing to rein in the apostate court.

Following are a few excerpts from the dissenters. 

Chief Justice Roberts:

…But this Court is not a legislature. Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us. Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be…

...The majority’s decision is an act of will, not legal judgment. The right it announces has no basis in the Constitution or this Court’s precedent... 

...Allowing unelected federal judges to select which unenumerated rights rank as “fundamental”—and to strike down state laws on the basis of that determination—raises obvious concerns about the judicial role...

...Those who founded our country would not recognize the majority’s conception of the judicial role. They after all risked their lives and fortunes for the precious right to govern themselves. They would never have imagined yielding that right on a question of social policy to unaccountable and unelected judges...

...If you are among the many Americans—of whatever sexual orientation—who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision. Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.I respectfully dissent.  

Justice Scalia:

...This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves...

...But the Court ends this debate, in an opinion lacking even a thin veneer of law...

...This is a naked judicial claim to legislative—indeed, super-legislative—power; a claim fundamentally at odds with our system of government...

...A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy...

...And to allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation...

...But what really astounds is the hubris reflected in today’s judicial Putsch. The five Justices who compose today’s majority are entirely comfortable concluding that every State violated the Constitution for all of the 135 years between the Fourteenth Amendment’s ratification and Massachusetts’ permitting of same-sex marriages in 2003...

...The opinion is couched in a style that is as pretentious as its content is egotistic. It is one thing for separate concurring or dissenting opinions to contain extravagances, even silly extravagances, of thought and expression; it is something else for the official opinion of the Court to do so...

Justice Thomas:   

The Court’s decision today is at odds not only with the Constitution, but with the principles upon which our Nation was built...

... By straying from the text of the Constitution, substantive due process exalts judges at the expense of the People from whom they derive their authority...
...Aside from undermining the political processes that protect our liberty, the majority’s decision threatens the religious liberty our Nation has long sought to protect...

...Had the majority allowed the definition of marriage to be left to the political process—as the Constitution requires—the People could have considered the religious liberty implications of deviating from the traditional definition as part of their deliberative process. Instead, the majority’s decision short-circuits that process, with potentially ruinous consequences for religious liberty...

...Our Constitution—like the Declaration of Independence before it—was predicated on a simple truth: One’s liberty, not to mention one’s dignity, was something to be shieldedfrom—not provided by—the State. Today’s decision casts that truth aside. In its haste to reach a desired result, the majority misapplies a clause focused on “due process” to afford substantive rights, disregards the most plausible understanding of the “liberty” protected by that clause, and distorts the principles on which this Nation was founded. Its decision will have inestimable consequences for our Constitution and our society. I respectfully dissent. 

Justice Alito:

Until the federal courts intervened, the American people were engaged in a debate about whether their States should recognize same-sex marriage. The question in these cases, however, is not what States should do about same-sex marriage but whether the Constitution answers that question for them. It does not. The Constitution leaves that question to be decided by the people of each State…

...It is far beyond the outer reaches of this Court’s authority to say that a State may not adhere to the understanding of marriage that has long prevailed, not just in this country and others with similar cultural roots, but also in a great variety of countries and cultures all around the globe...

...Today’s decision usurps the constitutional right of the people to decide whether to keep or alter the traditional understanding of marriage. The decision will also have other important consequences. It will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy...

Today’s decision will also have a fundamental effect on this Court and its ability to uphold the rule of law. If a bare majority of Justices can invent a new right and impose that right on the rest of the country, the only real limit on what future majorities will be able to do is their own sense of what those with political power and cultural influence are willing to tolerate. Even enthusiastic supporters of same-sex marriage should worry about the scope of the power that today’s majority claims. Today’s decision shows that decades of attempts to restrain this Court’s abuse of its authority have failed. A lesson that some will take from today’s decision is that preaching about the proper method of interpreting the Constitution or the virtues of judicial self-restraint and humility cannot compete with the temptation to achieve what is viewed as a noble end by any practicable means. I do not doubt that my colleagues in the majority sincerely see in the Constitution a vision of liberty that happens to coincide with their own. But this sincerity is cause for concern, not comfort. What it evidences is the deep and perhaps irremediable corruption of our legal culture’s conception of constitutional interpretation. Most Americans—understandably—will cheer or lament today’s decision because of their views on the issue of same-sex marriage. But all Americans, whatever their thinking on that issue, should worry about what the majority’s claim of power portends.

 Here's a link to the complete decision along with the dissents: Obergefell v Hodges

*Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan