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Under attack from all fronts: Yes, Jews must circle the wagons

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Under attack from all fronts Yes Jews must circle the wagons

Historically, the Jewish people have experienced the highest highs and lowest lows over the millennia. We don’t have to go back to the times of Moses, David, or Jesus to see these extreme peaks and valleys in their situation as a people. We can go back seven decades to see an extreme low with the Holocaust followed by an extreme high with the formation of the nation of Israel, a turnaround that didn’t take centuries or decades but just a few years.

Today, Jews worldwide are faced with attacks on all fronts. They are always the minority; only Israel itself has a majority Jewish population. But calling them a minority doesn’t properly quantify their status. In the United States, they are 1.7% of the population while in Canada they are just over 1.0%. No other country on the planet has a Jewish population above 1%. There are more Muslims in the African nation of Senegal than there are Jews in the whole world.

In fact, there are around 124 times more Muslims in the world than Jews. Muslims face their own persecutions, but the vast majority of it comes from other Muslims.

84% of the Jewish population lives in either Israel or the United States. It’s no wonder attacks against Jews have been concentrated on these two countries. At a macro level, the United Nations and most countries around the world have opposed actions by our two nations more than they’ve opposed actions by all other nations combined. The United States has had the luxury of not only having a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council but also being the nation called on the most when severe problems arise. Israel has neither luxury which is why they get the harshest treatment by the United Nations.

None of this is new. Jews aren’t suddenly a minority. Israel isn’t suddenly being bullied by the United Nations. What makes it different now?

I can answer this question from an eschatological perspective in the future, but for now I want to focus on the observable challenges facing the Jewish people. These tangible threats are on a sharp rise at a moment in history when Jews have the ability to counter them. Whether it’s the nation of Israel itself, Jewish communities in America, or individual Jews around the world, they all have the power in this unique time in history to not only survive but prosper in the face of the ugliness against them.

They must. To do this, they have to circle the wagons.

Anti-Semitism, normalized

The oldest form of bigotry other than misogyny is anti-Semitism. The Jewish people have been hated since the day they became a people group. The death of Joseph and the subsequent rise of the ancestors of Jacob found them systematically transitioned from a group of outcasts in a foreign land to oppressed slaves for their hosts. Over the course of four millennia, Jews have yet to find a time or a place in which they were not the targets of scorn.

It’s as if they were meant to be hated.

“Anti-Semitism is the oldest bigotry known to mankind,” said The Daily Wire’s Editor-at-Large Josh Hammer. “But the Jewish people have never succeeded by kowtowing to their many, many enemies. Instead, Jews have only thrived when they have proudly asserted themselves as Jews, refused to yield to their genocidal foes, and prepared to fight back, if necessary.”

They need to. There have been plenty of eras in which the Jews had no other choice but to submit before their oppressors, but things are different now. They are no longer forced to accept their place in a society that hates them. Instead, they have the ability to defend themselves, and they must.

Following last week’s attack against Jews in Poway, California, a “good guy with a gun” was present to help run off the terrorist. Reports that the gunman’s firearm jammed and a veteran chasing him out of the building while a border patrol agent fired at him all point to a reality: Jews should arm themselves. Anti-Semitism isn’t just on the rise. It’s being normalized in a way that should have never been allowed. And yet, it’s spiking according to the Associated Press.

Israeli researchers reported Wednesday that violent attacks against Jews spiked significantly last year, with the largest reported number of Jews killed in anti-Semitic acts in decades, leading to an “increasing sense of emergency” among Jewish communities worldwide.

Capped by the deadly shooting that killed 11 worshippers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, assaults targeting Jews rose 13% in 2018, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. They recorded nearly 400 cases worldwide, with more than a quarter of the major violent cases taking place in the United States.

But the spike was most dramatic in western Europe, where Jews have faced even greater danger and threats. In Germany, for instance, there was a 70% increase in anti-Semitic violence.

These trends will not be changed through protests or petitions. The violent people who hate the Jews must be dealt with using a firm hand. And preferably a firearm in that hand.

“‘I am not a Jew with trembling knees,’ Menachem Begin famously said. Would that every Jew today followed in those footsteps.” – Josh Hammer

We’ve seen anti-Semitism being normalized in politics with an impotent Congress failing to even mention Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in a resolution prompted by her horrid remarks and Tweets. We see it in the rise and fall (and rise again) of the detestable “alt-right” that somehow gets associated with conservatism despite holding views antithetical to conservative principles. More and more, we’re seeing it go beyond vile rhetoric. We’re seeing it translate into violence against Jews worldwide.

“Anti-Semitism isn’t just on the rise, it is here, on our very doorstep,” said Jewish Journal reporter Aaron Bandler. “It is time to put our partisan differences aside and expose and condemn anti-Semitism in all forms, no matter where it comes from.”

There may be little they can do in countries that do not allow them to protect themselves properly, but in the United States and Israel, they have the ability and responsibility to defend themselves.

An indefensible proposition

Geopolitically, the pressure to succumb to a two-state solution that would give “Palestine” all or part of the West Bank and East Jerusalem has been steady for years. Now, it’s ramping back up again and may end up being led by the United States if that is, indeed, what White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have cooked up in their peace plan. We’ll see it soon enough, but reports have been conflicting. One potentially positive preview came three weeks ago when Pompeo remained ambiguous about a two-state solution.

It’s an unpopular view even among some conservative Jews, but a two-state solution is indefensible. It does not make sense to split up a nation the size of New Jersey when there are 50 Muslim countries already spread across the globe. More importantly, it is not an avenue to peace but rather an invitation to war as narrowing the nation would only make attacks from Iran or their proxies much more likely.

Once again, it all comes down to anti-Semitism, only at a state level.

“Now more than ever we must love and protect Israel from attempts to demonize and delegitimize it and defend its right to protect itself. Israel should not accept any peace proposal that endangers its security by creating another Palestinian terror state.” – Aaron Bandler

I interviewed a Jewish Republican politician running for Congress last year. I won’t name him because he’s a very nice guy, but his arguments for a two-state solution made no sense. He acknowledged it wouldn’t bring a lasting peace. He also acknowledged it would make Israel less secure. But he felt if Israel gives in one last time and then gets attacked, it will finally let the world see they were right all along.

No. This is foolish. The senseless shedding of blood to make a point is untenable. But that mentality seems to be present in more minds than I thought possible.

The source of hatred

I am not a fan of replacement theology. Whether it’s “Christians” who fail to recognize the front of their Bible, Muslims who distort the Bible’s stories into the Quran, or atheists who fail to acknowledge the Bible at all, there have been and always will be attacks against the Jewish faith. I am not a Jew. I believe that Jews must come to recognize Yeshua HaMashiach. But I also respect them as God’s people who have clearly been blessed. The existence of a nation of Israel in itself is a miracle that can only be attributed to God Himself.

This is what drives the hatred that we’re seeing against Jews today. It’s not some hidden Jewish conspiracy that indoctrinates domestic terrorists. It isn’t a tiny piece of land in the Middle East that is just so amazing the world demands they split it up or leave it altogether. It isn’t even the money, or as Omar called it, the “Benjamins,” that compel people to believe Jews somehow control the U.S. government and thereby the world. It’s a spirit of delusion that has been building for millennia and is manifesting today in attacks against Jews at every level.

Jews in America may someday learn what Jews in Europe and other nations have already learned, that the government and their laws won’t always be able to protect them. And even though the United States under President Trump is currently a shield for Israel, we cannot forget what President Obama wanted and what a future President might actually get – an Israel that stands alone.

“It’s transcendent, a law of nature if you will, that the Jews will always be hated,” said The Daily Wire’s Jeremy Frankel. “It’s up to us whether we deserve God’s protection or not. And that’s why we can never give in to anyone, we can’t depend on anyone else (I mean this in the macro) because that sort of throws away the faith in God and our resolve to be a nation.”

As a Christian, I will stand with Israel to the end. But I’m in a group that seems to be shrinking every day. We must all remain diligent and defend the Judeo-Christian faiths through times of trouble, times even worse than today.

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Planned Parenthood’s lies: ‘Read our statistics: No federal funds pay for abortion’

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Planned Parenthoods lies Read our statistics No federal funds pay for abortion

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

By Richard Ferguson

Regardless of whether a person supports or opposes a pre-born child’s right to life, we should at least be honest about the facts and our position regarding those facts.

Sadly, Ms. Cecile Richards, former President of Planned Parenthood, seems to prefer smoke, mirrors, and statistics, saying, “No federal funds pay for abortion services at Planned Parenthood.”

As preposterous as this claim may be, you likely cannot find one single major news media outlet calling the nation’s largest abortion provider on their statistical lie claiming that not one penny of the billion-plus taxpayer dollars they have to fund abortion were used to fund abortion.

Mark Twain popularized the quote about the different types of whoppers: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics. Wikipedia cites that phrase as describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments.

Not only is the Planned Parenthood statistic weak. It’s a lie so outright outrageous it might make Satan’s red face blush. Think about it. If abortion clinics were regulated as much as cigarettes, they might have to change their name to Abortion Incorporated or more aptly “Planned Barrenhood.”

Yes, Planned Parenthood does provide other related services that do not directly kill innocent human life. They might check your blood pressure while selling you on having an abortion. Or they might take your temperature while selling you an abortion. But make no mistake about it. They have taken billions of dollars of your tax money to perform many millions of abortions.

  • Planned Parenthood murders over 320,000 developing fetal human beings each year in the United States. That is about 1/3 of the total.
  • That is about 887 killings each and every day
  • Or 37 murders of a developing fetal human being every hour.

In the time it takes you to read this article, another 10 killings of human life will have been performed at Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood to Spend $45M to Defeat Trump, Republicans.

If you vote Democrat in 2020 you are voting for the slaughter of 320,000 MORE innocent developing fetal human beings in 2021 and every year thereafter. Think about that dear people.

Here are Just Six of the Planned Parenthood Deceptions:

  1. Their Name: The name Planned Parenthood implies that they are there to assist with also becoming a parent like in helping with low sperm counts, or problems with fallopian tube issues doesn’t it. Well, they don’t. So, just what does Planned Parenthood deal in? STD’s, cancer screening, transgender therapy, contraception, sexual organ diseases.From my research, I found nothing about assistance in promoting healthy births of live children. It is all about anti-life, anti-baby, all the while they paint themselves as being so caring and compassionate. They seem cut from the same bloody cloth as Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Mayor whose infamous solution of what to do in the case of a live birth from a botched abortion, saying, “If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and mother.” Right, as the baby is gasping for breath, the solution is to talk about it? We’ve heard that talk is cheap but now, sadly, life is even cheaper.
  2. Every Democrat candidate for president in 2020 raised their hand in favor of abortion murdering developing fetal human beings while still in a mother’s womb, the most sacred place for human life I can think of. This is pure Satanic hatred of the worst kind, robbing the life from the youngest and most innocent among us. Does anyone really want to vote Democrat in 2020 for this reason alone?
  3. The tax-funding received by Planned Parenthood is over $500 million each year from both state and federal sources. This is $1.5 million per day. This does NOT even include donations from private parties and corporations.
  4. The Hyde Amendment says there cannot be federal funding for abortions. But, 17 states can like California represent 40% of our population. You will never hear this from Planned Parenthood. This is a lie of omission. And a half-truth is still a whole lie.
  5. They hide the fact that YOUR TAX DOLLARS DO INDEED PAY FOR ABORTIONS DIRECTLY. THEY LIE THROUGH THEIR TEETH WHEN THEY SAY THEY DON’T. How does this work? The money from the government but they use fungibility statistics. This means the half a billion dollars cannot be used for abortions. BUT, other money from donors or states like California or corporations can pay for abortions. So, when that money comes in, they say federal money is not for abortions but say they use it for the other services they provide in number 1 on this list. So, they can say federal money does not pay for abortions when in fact it does.As Sue Thayer, former Planned Parenthood manager said, the money all goes into one big pot. There is no way to keep abortion money separate from other activities. So, the truth is, your money does pay for abortions. Planned Parenthood lies about this.
  6. They don’t talk about “Title X” where federal taxpayer money pays directly for “emergency contraception” or known as the “Morning After Pill”. This pill aborts a fertilized egg in a mother’s womb. It is an abortion pill that chemically murders the now newly developing fetal human being. But you will never hear them call it what it really is: abortion. Again, lying with statistics and verbiage.

So, remember in November, you have an informed vote: A vote for any of the Democratic candidates in 2020 is a vote for the death of 320,000 babies per year.

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They don’t want your guns, they want your doctrine

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Beto O’Rourke may in fact be the most honest of the Presidential candidates. He may have gone full Swalwell in an attempt to revive a disastrous campaign; however in recognizing his present shortcomings, Beto O’Rourke has gone the AOC route of revealing the poorly hidden secrets of the Democrat Party. For years, the right was (falsely) accused of using a straw man fallacy with gun confiscation, but Beto O’Rourke has now been unabashed in championing the policy. O’Rourke merely confirmed what we already knew: the socialists want to confiscate our guns. They want the monopoly on force, so they can upend our way of life.

But this upheaval, revolution, is not about redistributing the wealth, fixing the climate, or reducing violence. Beto O’Rourke’s latest Freudian slip is all the more telling. At the gay town hall hosted by CNN, Beto O’Rourke said that the government should strip away tax exemption from churches that refused to partake in the gay agenda, which includes but is not limited to the performing of marriages, removal of ministry standards that prohibit (blatant) non-Christians, and permitting men to pee with little girls. Put more concisely, Beto O’Rourke wants to use the government to coerce the doctrine of the church.

Blatant unconstitutionality aside, if the socialists have their way, we will be at the mercy of the courts, legally speaking, who have an entrenched precedent of conjuring their own law. There have long been talks by atheist about taxing churches, a less unconstitutional means of persecuting the church. The atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation erroneously claims that we pay more in taxes because churches pay nothing, ignoring the history of the income tax in America. The Supreme Court touched on this issue in 1970, ironically close to Roe v Wade. The Supreme Court maintained in Walz v Tax Commission of the City of New York that:

Obviously a direct money subsidy would be a relationship pregnant with involvement and, as with most governmental grant programs, could encompass sustained and detailed administrative relationships for enforcement of statutory or administrative standards, but that is not this case. The hazards of churches supporting government are hardly less in their potential than the hazards of government supporting churches; each relationship carries some involvement, rather than the desired insulation and separation. We cannot ignore the instances in history when church support of government led to the kind of involvement we seek to avoid.

The exemption creates only a minimal and remote involvement between church and state, and far less than taxation of churches. It restricts the fiscal relationship between church and state, and tends to complement and reinforce the desired separation insulating each from the other.

Even a Supreme Court devoid of Christians would have agreed that the Establishment Clause is best maintained through the financial insulation of church and state, that history showed that when the church supporting the state was as threatening to freedom as the reverse. But what Beto is suggesting is a next level takeover. He wants to use government to manipulate the doctrine. So after he has taken your guns, he will use “civil rights” law to target the church. But remember, nothing about Beto O’Rourke is original. He’s just trying to be AOC while also trying to be Eric Swalwell. The Equality Act that Taylor Swift loves to promote would also place churches in the cross hairs of the law, should they remain faithful.

This isn’t a new ambition. Socialism is atheist by its nature and has never existed with a thriving church. In similar fashion, socialism has corresponded with the direct persecution of the church, often with genocidal purposes. An ideology that lumps people in with the collective dismisses the individual pursuit of a relationship with God.

The Second Amendment is a defense mechanism against various forms of government tyranny, among them the aforementioned scenario. Pacifying civilians is never an end but always a means to an end. A disarmed people are neither safer nor freer. In this case, Beto O’Rourke, by the progression of his rhetoric, wants to disarm the populace and coerce doctrine. This is the exact reason to refuse disarming. The socialists want to control our doctrine, by extension, what we think. They ultimately, as Beto O’Rourke’s policy suggestion explicitly demands, want to command us to disobey God, to rewrite doctrine to appease the latest whims of society.

The socialists aren’t floating confiscation just for the sake of confiscation. Institutions that have historically rejected collectivism and adhere to an objective morality standard are natural adversaries to the modern socialist movement. Therefore socialists would see strategic gains in undermining these institutions. This logic is not new or surprising, but is becoming increasingly obvious and less conspiratorial. The words of Beto O’Rourke corroborate the suspicion that gun confiscation is a means to enact religious persecution among other tyrannies.

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Pete Buttigieg attempts to recreate God in his own image

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Pete Buttigieg attempts to recreate God in his own image

By Richard Ferguson

During a town hall meeting a CNN host asked Pete Buttigieg that question, “As a Christian, can you point to any teachings in faith that provide instructions to deny services to the LGBTQ community? His answer was a total copy-edit to both Christian and Jewish foundational writings, saying, “When religion is used in that way, to me, it makes God smaller.”

Instead of rebuking Pete’s answer, it was met with thunderous applause.

But just the ‘trinity’ of Pete, the Democrat audience, and it’s sycophants in media want to recreate Judeo-Christian truth into their own image, doesn’t mean the Creator of the universe is in agreement simply because He chose not to rain fire and brimstone from heaven as an immediate response.

Clearly, Almighty God, Creator of the entire universe of all that is seen and unseen can never be small in any way, shape, or form. Only a small mind would view God that way.

If Pete Buttigieg wishes to create a new small religion, it’s his prerogative. Such an effort is supported by the U.S. Constitution and the free will God allows all of us. Maybe he can call it the gospel according to Buttigieg, or just ‘Peteiology,’ but he dare not call it Judaism or Christianity.

Pete’s analogy about a Christian’s rights with his fist ending at the other person’s nose is totally out of place considering we are NOT talking about violence. Unconditional Christian love does NOT mean unconditional approval. Loving others does not mean ignoring wrong behavior that could lead to their annihilation. That is NOT Christian love. Christian love promotes moral guardianship. Just as friends don’t let friends drive drunk, we must not let ‘friends’ corrupt what we know is right.

This is what politicians do best. They frequently twist answers to questions to sound great and loving when in fact they are avoiding the question and giving false answers.

Pete’s form of Christian love seems to be “live and let live” and “let everyone do what’s right in their own eyes” which is not synonymous with the Judeo-Christian ethic. But whether Pete Buttigieg likes it or not, there are many Bible verses about homosexuality. The Judeo-Christian book of Leviticus is very specific.

Are we to have “agape” love for all people? Yes. But trying to copy-edit the Torah is ‘sloppy agape.’ Does the fact that Peter was an altar boy and claims himself to be a very knowledgeable Christian fountain of knowledge make a difference? Satan himself knows scripture inside and out and even quotes it as an ‘angel’ of light.

What is the essence of the one true Christianity? It is simple and absolutely beautiful as written in Matthew 22:36-40

In verse 37 Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” In verses 38-40 Jesus said, “This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Every other commandment and Christian principle is derived from these two simple and lovingly profound commandments. These are very simple, very profound and very HARD to apply in life in this physical world we find ourselves in today. This is why we must pray to God for His guidance every day.

Praying means we need to be humble before God. I cannot find a trace of humility in any of the Democrat candidates for president. These people have put on a thin veneer of humility, thinner than a worn-out paint job on a 1955 Chevy Bel Air left out in the desert sun too long. You should be able to see through their rusted-out socialist philosophies like a worn-out tissue paper.

So, do not believe our schoolboy altar boy who may envision himself as master of the theological universe. In reality, he is attempting to draw people into his deceptive web that includes false religion and recycled socialist dung. Open your eyes dear people and see the truth of things Petey is hiding from you.

Richard Ferguson is a retired business executive who once traveled the country visiting countless corporations and executives singing the praises of Hewett Packard products. Today he is a full-time author, sounding the alarm of how liberal Democrats are attacking the United States from within.

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