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Al Franken and the left’s moral turpitude



Al Franken and the lefts moral turpitude

So Al Franken announced that he is supposed to resign ‘in the coming weeks’ and used the occasion to issue some parting criticism at President Donald Trump and Judge Roy Moore. His leftist comrades then used the occasion to score some conveniently timed political points. As Glenn Beck pointed out, this is exactly what happened in the era of the passage of the civil rights act. Once again we see them execute a strategic move to cast the Right as sexists and misogynistic. Just as they did in that previous era hurling the accusation of racism.

There are many facets to the issue of party principles, and while the Republicans are due for some well deserved criticism on the subject, the deep-seated causes on the part of the Democrats need to be closely examined. In many ways, there is almost an unspoken truth that ties together many of the news stories of the day. If there is one common denominator to the stores of misogyny, mass shootings and even the actions of many on the Left itself, it has to be the degradation in moral character in the nation. This charge could be levelled at both sides most assuredly. However, the Left is the primary actor in this corruption.

The unspoken cause

This causality is all too bloody obvious to the point that it is ignored, much like the wind rearranging the leaves on a forest floor. We were told almost 20 years ago that character doesn’t matter for the simple expedient of Bill Clinton staying in office. Thus the major issue of sexual harassment evaporated faster than a puff of cigar smoke. The Left didn’t see this as an issue because for them the ends justifies the means.  Just as they don’t care that free-expression is on the chopping block in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop for another of their cherished causes.

The Left also doesn’t have a problem with it’s contradictory stance of today being completely at odds with that of the Bill Clinton impeachment era. They also contradict themselves with the issue of civil rights using the ‘switched sides’ falsehood without having any qualms over their moral turpitude. Just as they don’t care about lying through their teeth with regard to gun control leading to gun confiscation.

Character DOES matter

So this is why a person and a party need to have principles and character. Eventually the lies and obfuscation’s catch up to the purveyor of this malfeasance and their moral character – or lack thereof – becomes obvious to all. This is why those of us who aren’t perfect but at least want to be forgiven are a better choice to lead a nation. We at least do not weaponize the use of deception and malfeasance in pursuit of evil [Yes, I went there..].

At this point in time, it should be painfully obvious why a society needs to avoid heading down this dead end road. Everyday brings new word of some moral depravity unheard of in this day and age. Everyday people begin to wonder where we are headed and fear the destination. Shouldn’t we turn around before it’s too late?

Differential equations teaches us that one can use the initial conditions of the present to extrapolate events in the near term balanced with the knowledge of the past. The interaction of technological advances and the march of history is fascinating. History can inform those willing to listen as to what will happen in the future because the laws of human natural are as immutable as the elegant equations of Newtonian physics.

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  1. Gene Ralno

    December 7, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Democrats, the party of hurl.

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Video: What is a Classical Liberal?




A short video making the point that the Left is no longer Liberal, having traded individualism for collectivism.

In one of their first animated video shorts, the Rubin Report discusses the vitally important topic of just who is a Classical Liberal.

OUR FIRST ANIMATED VIDEO! What is a Classical Liberal?

Liberalism has been confused with Leftism or progressivism, which is actually has nothing to do with classical Liberalism. Sadly the Left is no longer Liberal at all for it has traded individualism for collectivism.

The Rubin Report
Published on Jul 10, 2018

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$.02: When is it OK to quit church?



Chris Sonsken of South Hills Church and founder Church BOOM penned a piece on Fox News that caught my attention on Twitter. It was a good column. Read the article here. The article addressed a Pew Research finding as to why people change churches. There finding as shown by Sonsken are:

  • Sermon quality
  • Welcoming environment/people
  • Style of worship
  • Location

Sonsken does a great job in arguing that there are biblically sound reasons for leaving a church and finding a new one.

1. It’s OK to leave if God calls us to leave.

2. It’s OK to leave for family and marriage.

3. It’s OK to leave a church if you have moved too far away to conveniently drive to your church.

4.  It’s OK to leave if you cannot follow the church’s leadership.

5.  It’s OK to leave if heresy is being preached.

Sonsken even mentions that unethical practices like abuse are reasons to leave, though not the norm for the majority of church swapping.

The reasons Sonsken gave are no cause for disagreement, and I’m sure his book Quit Church probably better articulates them.

Where I want to add my two sense on the matter is that I disagree with his assessment sermon quality is not a biblical reason for changing churches. The supposition that sermon quality is inherently a result of the person treating church like an object of consumption, as Sonsken suggests is not true. I believe sermon quality is an umbrella term for several reasons for not liking a Sunday message.

Too often people leave a church because of disagreement, not getting their way, or because the sermons are no longer deep enough. Often when we dig into the reason the sermons are not deep enough, it ultimately goes back to the person being offended or not having their faulty theologies endorsed from the pulpit. The same pastor who was previously deep enough becomes shallow once there is an offense. It’s incredibly difficult to hear from God in a sermon when we are offended by the person delivering the sermon.

This is true in many cases. A sin that is personal gets preached on and the offended party leaves. I don’t deny this to be the case. But I believe we should look deeper into the current trends of worship and focus on the mission of the church.

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-21 ESV

The church is to preach the gospel, but people accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior is only part of the mission. The Church is tasked with making disciples. The church is meant to teach. Not every follower is at the same level in their spiritual maturity or theological depth. Some churches, larger churches in particular dumb down the bible. In public education, this would be seen as lowering the bar. In church this practice could hold back believers in their growth. Small groups are a way to supplement this, and every church should employ bible study as a means to grow discipleship.

Many churches now are focused on metrics. This can lead to theologically watered down sermons and worship. Why risk offending that person who may leave with a sermon? But if a church is more focused on using a Sunday message to give a motivational speech using an out of context passage, what does it matter if they are doctrinally sound (in their written beliefs)?

There are a lot of heretical churches in America. We have issues like gay marriage to separate the sheep from the goats. But what about the sheep that suck? If a church has the right doctrine but is more focused on metrics than the power of the Holy Spirit, their head is in the wrong place. So it is biblically sound to change churches so that your head to remains in the right place.

That is not treating church like a consumer product. That is treating church like one’s means to grow spiritually, better recognizing the mission of the Great Commission.

That is my $.02 on the matter. I hope I added some meaningful word to this topic.

This post was originally publishd on Startup Christ. Startup Christ is a website for business and theology articles and columns.

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Video: So, You Think You’re Tolerant?




Leftists like to fancy themselves as being tolerant and Liberal, but they fall way short in both qualities.

Leftists will tell you that they are the most tolerant people who have ever lived, they will also scream at you for being a racist, xenophobic troglodyte if you happen to mention that you’re a conservative. They are supposedly ‘Liberal’, being in favour of Liberty while demanding it’s polar opposite – socialism.

Yes, if there is one constant in the universe, its that Leftists cannot be honest about who they truly are. This is what we love about our wonderful opponents on the nation’s socialist Left, for they are nothing like another group that went by the same nomenclature who also screamed at people in the streets with the motto: Common Good Before Individual Good. [Gemeinnutz vor Eigennutz]

But let’s not talk about the epithets they project on their enemies, let’s talk about how they get along with everyone who just happens to agree with everything they say. A new PragerU video featuring Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report looked at who is really tolerant. He is a true Liberal that discovered that it is actually the Pro-Liberty Right that is more tolerant, go figure.

Dave Rubin
Jul 9, 2018
Are you tolerant? You probably think so. But who is tolerant in America today? Is it those on the left, or those on the right? In this video, Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report analyzes this question and shares his experience.

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