To The Daily Sun,
I've read some of the arguments put forward in the pending U.S. Supreme Court case concerning gay marriage. One of the arguments in favor of gay marriage is that marriage bestows dignity on the homosexual relationship. How is it that changing the definition of marriage bestows dignity on anything. I will grant it that it gives the illusion of dignity to these relationships. Yet man changing the definition of marriage cannot bestow dignity itself, only God can do that.
Here is how it works. I understand that there are those who don't want to hear this, but this is the truth of it. After Adam and Eve sinned and were expelled from the Garden of Eden, they had children. The first was Cain. The second was Abel. It came time to present a sacrifice to God. Even before the dawn of time God knew that his Son was going to have to die for the sins of our world. As a reminder of the precious price that he would have to pay in giving the life of his Son on the cross; he demanded that animal sacrifices be made. This was a reminder of the terrible consequence of sin and the tremendous price that would have to be payed to atone for it. When Abel sacrificed, the firstborn of his flock, his obedience in this remembrance pleased God.
But when Cain a tiller of the ground brought the produce of the ground, God was not pleased with it, for it had in it no foreshadowing of Christ's death on the cross. Because he did not obtain God's favor, Cain became depressed. God said, "If you want my favor do what is right." Instead of repenting, Cain in a jealous rage, slew his brother because Abel had God's favor and he didn't.
Those who would change the definition of marriage because it would seem to bestow dignity on same-sex relationships would find fault with God and blame his withholding of His favor from Cain for his depression. And they would be wrong in this even as they are wrong in changing the definition of marriage.
If you're a Christian and you support gay marriage, you need to take a hard look at what it is that you are supporting, for there will come a time when you will be forced to chose between your liberal world view and Christ.
You say you believe in Christ. Jesus said in Matt. 19, "Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?" You might want to read the passage yourself: verses 3-12. Jesus himself confirms that marriage is an institution created by God in the beginning. What right does man then have to tinker with it?
If things continue to go in the direction that they have been going, Christians who believe what Jesus said, may lose their livelihoods or even be imprisoned because of their faith in Christ, for living faith requires a corresponding action. Will you stand with the world in condemning them?
As to the question of how does gay marriage hurt traditional marriage? If the institution is from God it requires our utmost respect. If it is merely an institution from man and man can change it, why should we even bother with it at all?
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 09:50
To The Daily Sun,
David Kupelian's "The Marketing of Evil and his How Evil Works" gives a clear view into how America is being conned into a neo-pagan culture and the war against Judeo-Christian belief is being fought.
Vance Packard wrote the "Hidden Persuaders" decades ago. He shined light on "how Madison Avenue was greedily using knowledge of mass manipulation gleaned from modern psychology and psychiatry to induce us to buy everything from cigarettes to cars to soap".
Justice Robert H. Jackson's opening address before the Nuremberg Tribunal, "does not record a crime ever perpetrated against so many victims or ever carried out with such calculated cruelty ... determination to destroy the Jews was a binding force which at all times cemented the elements of this conspiracy". New York Times, November 22,1945.
Following Germany's defeat over five thousand publications were collected into the library of the Yivo. Thousands of books, pamphlets, documents and periodicals provided evidence that German scholarship had participated in every step of the crime, physical anthropology and biology, social sciences and the humanities influenced Nazi policies "until the engineers moved in to build the gas chambers and crematories," Max Weinreich wrote Hitlers Professors, 1946. "People of high standing, university professors and academy members, some world famous, authors with familiar names and lecturers abroad, the kind of people Allied scholars used to meet and fraternize with."
Erwin Baur wrote, "every farmer knows that should he slaughter the best specimens of his domestic animals without letting them procreate and should instead continue breeding inferior individuals, his breeds would degenerate hopelessly. As a recompense for our humanness of today, we must see to it that these inferior people do not procreate... no one approves of the new sterilization laws more than I do, but I must repeat over and over that they constitute only the beginning".(1934) Even before Hitler commenced his thoughts on eugenics the Rockefeller foundation and the Carnegie Institute was funding research at Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Princeton in sterilization, forced segregation, and extermination of bloodlines.
In 1909 California passed a law that allowed eugenicists to forcibly sterilize thousands and prevented others from marrying. The Human Betterment Foundation sounded innocent enough, much like Planned Parenthood today claiming to be women's health centers.
Margaret Sanger's Birth Control Review published an article by Hitler's director of genetic sterilization, Dr. Ernst Rubin founded the Nazi Society for Racial Hygiene. He wrote: "the danger to the community of unsegregated feeble-minded women is more evident. Most dangerous are the middle and high grades living at large who, despite the fact their defect is not easily recognizable, should nevertheless be prevented from procreation ... In my view we should act without delay." December 1921.Sanger wrote the following in her The Pivot of Civilization " there is sufficient evidence to lead us to believe that the so-called 'borderline cases' are a greater menace than the out-and out defective delinquents who can be supervised , controlled and prevented from procreating their kind" (1922, page 91)
It would appear that we have come full circle. Peter Singer was an Obama task force coordinator. In an interview in April 2015 was asked by Aaron Klein if Obamacare would lead to rationing? He answered, "It already has." Singer is a professor of bioethics at Princeton. In 1979 he wrote in the Campus Reform, "Killing a disabled infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Very often it is not wrong at all." This is how the Nazis started. One group at a time.
An instruction book issued by the SS after October 1941 quoted Baur from the book written by Kuhn-Staemmler-Burgdorfer.
Dr. Hans Frank headed the academy for German Law, listed as Reich Minister. During the war he was Governor General over Poland and was considered the worst Nazi and was at the top of the list of war criminals for the Nuremberg Trials. In 1938 he published a book where he praised the National Socialist seizure of power as " the greatest revolution in world history".
Dr. Thomas Roder-Volker Kublillus-and Anthony Burwell compiled volumes on Hitlers backers in the book "Psychiatrists - The Men Behind Hitler - The Architects of Horror". Hitler could not have risen to power without men who manipulated, encouraged and justified his brutality ."Hitlers philosophy and concept of man in general was shaped to a decisive degree by psychiatry".
The Nazi movement drew from five historic figures. Malthus, Darwin, Nietzsche, Gobineau and Chamberlain. Each one contributed in some way to the Nazi terror.
Robert Malthus (1766-1834) a British economist whose "population theory" postulated that nations grow too fast he inferred that war, pestilence and famine serve to curb over population. Conflict, epidemic and famines thin out the population, according to an Eessay on "Principle of Population As It Affects The Future Improvement of Society" published in 1798. In 1834 the British parliament established poor houses in which men and women would be separated. Considered the second cornerstone of Nazi philosophy.
Charles Darwin (1809-1882): "on October 1838 ... I happened to read for amusement Malthus on population... it at once struck me that under these circumstances favorable variations would tend to be preserved and unfavorable ones to be destroyed... here then I had at last got a theory by which to work."
Under Darwin's twisted thinking Bach who was blind in later life and Beethoven who was deaf would have been exterminated.
Dr. Roder exclaims, "We see throughout history, as we see with Darwinian theory and Nazism that science can be a cover under which immorality, misanthropy and murder can prosper."
The ideas of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) are some of the most antisocial but found their way into Nazi cornerstone. His views state values, virtues, kindness, charity are nonsense. Women are inferior beings. War is good and and should be embraced. Certain races are superior to others.
Comte de Gobieau (1816-1892), in an essay on the inequality of human races, contested equality of various races. He envisioned a race superior to others. A concept the Nazis adopted very well.
Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855-1927). a devout anti-Semite. He wrote "The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century" in 1911. He portrayed Jewish as inferior and negative and wrote of the superiority of the Aryan nation.
How could physicians and nurses turn into advocates of mass murder? Psychiatry's fixation with genetics in explaining away every deficit of mankind as a genetic trait, "life unworthy of living" became their trademark, as they went from racial hygiene to Nazism. Their madness brought about an insane movement that has never waned, only the titles of programs, victims and participants have changed.
Gene F. Danforth
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 09:34
To The Daily Sun,
This is an open letter to the class of 2015 college grads:
Congratulations on your accomplishment. If you think your life gets easier from here, think again. Achieving success is going to be a lot harder for you than it was your parents or grandparents. Not because your less intelligent or less deserving of reaching the American dream. The primary reason you face a much more daunting task is because government is simply making life more difficult for you.
Your first hurdle, The unemployment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds is about double the overall rate. Investment in new business creation since Obama was elected is now at eight-year lows. But the real deception begins with the quality of your education and the quality of that diploma you were just handed.
Education in America has been on a downward quality spiral for 30 years beginning with elementary school. Too many millions of kids are educated by ill-qualified teachers protected in their jobs by some of the most powerful unions in America. A recent Harvard university study by some of the world's smartest people suggests the graduating class of 2015 would earn $31 billion more if we simply had the discipline to remove the bottom 5 percent of poorly performing public school teachers in America. When those poorly performing teachers, protected by unions can't be removed that prevents tens of thousands of new job openings from appearing that you might fill.
Keeping those poor teachers in place produces poor results. Americas performance has dropped to 27 from 23 in 10 short years among members of OECD countries.
Not only is the quality of your education been diluted, the cost of that education has now reached all-time highs. Property taxes are sky high because public school costs are sky high, often running well ahead of inflation. Seventy percent of students will graduate from colleges this year with record levels of debt. For many that debt will be debilitating, for some it will be bankrupting. Student loan defaults will set records across the country in 2015. In summary you got a lesser quality education, and paid a lot more money for it.
After all the debt and years of sacrifice your going to find many occupations require more than just a degree. Governments, state and local in the name of consumer protection and corrupted politics to placate voting constituencies in particular professions require special licenses that cost more money, requiring more time and training/education to get. In many states you can't even trim a branch of a tree for someone without a license, or announce you're an interior designer no matter how many design classes you had in college. It can take years to get some licenses. Licenses act as protection for people already in business from new competition. License requirements are another in the countless examples of more intrusive (under the disguise of protective government) into the private sector that kills job creation and reduces your chances to find a job, let alone succeed.
You hit it lucky. You find a job that maybe allows you to make ends meet, maybe pay back your loans. Now you will be forced to carry health insurance paying sky-high rates for that insurance for health care you have almost zero likelihood of needing so old folks can pay less. You say, "But people over age 65 have on average have 50 times the wealth I have, let them pay rates that relate to the level of care they consume."
You forgot you helped elect Obama president. Logic does not work like that for him. You say, "Oh my good look at the enormous taxes being sucked from my every check every week by government. You scream, "Oh my God, most of this tax money is going to the same people with 50 times the wealth I have. Then you're going to ask, "Am I nuts?" or is government working to kill me with all its never ending expansion of rules, regulations, licenses and new taxes like Obama care. I am being bankrupted by the "fairness," "protection" and "equality" government is forcing on me and everyone else. I might as well go on welfare.
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 09:28
To The Daily Sun,
Let common sense and logic be your guide. Tom Dawson, "snake oil salesman" extraordinaire, is never going to stop filling your mind with socialist insanity. No need to look any further than Tom's writing to see what "Swiss-cheese logic" honestly looks like.
How about we begin with the basics.
If you want to look at the states that have fared best economically in recent years they all have some common threads. The first, almost all are right-to-work (RTW). In fact RTW Texas created more new jobs a couple years back than all the other 49 states combined. Yes, combined. How much more of a clue to improved economic prosperity does Tom Need than that one? It is impossible to have lasting prosperity in any state without sustained, vigorous new job creation. What sparks the investment required to produce such new jobs? Low tax burdens and the presence of RTW laws that protect both employers and employees from being subsumed by powerful union domination.
Unions, without exception create hostile environments, and higher costs for employers. Why would any business in its right mind be looking to expand business in states with high tax burdens, individual income taxes, high business taxes like New Hampshire has, or those with hostile unions whose only intent to drive up costs for the employer and prices for every consumer? States with no income taxes, low barriers to business creation and in place RTW laws have far out performed states with high tax burdens and debilitating RTW work penalties. New Hampshire has required its politicians for decades to make the "no income tax pledge" because the electorate has a lot more common sense than Tom Dawson.
Last week Britain re-elected conservative prime minister David Cameron overwhelmingly to five more years. Cameron's socialist-soaked Labor Party opponent Ed Miliband ran on the same, tax everything, and tax it higher nincompoop nonsense Tom Dawson spouts in the paper. Thank God, the common sense of the British electorate prevailed. Miliband promised higher mansion taxes, higher income taxes, (that are already sky-high), brand new taxes, redistribution of wealth, even price controls and rent controls, screaming bigger, more costly, government will fix everything for you. Same thing Tom Dawson shouts in The Daily Sun. The problem is bigger, more generous, more controlling government kills the middle class which pay for every dollar of it with higher taxes, as Obama has so unhappily noticed.
Can the socialist, utopian dreams represented by Miliband and Dawson reach any greater heights than those promises? The truth is almost all of Europe has been electing highly conservative governance for sometime now. They have no choice. Most of Europe is near bankrupt, in the deepest of depressions following decades of cradle-to-grave socialist, solutions of the exact variety Tom supports. There is no new tax burden that won't solve every problem for Tom and the Democrats. The failed, fantasy thinking of FDR that produced record dependency on food stamps in 2014 still lives today in the mind of Tom Dawson. Hopefully we are just as smart as the conservative focused Brit's proved last week.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 08:23
To The Daily Sun,
There were probably 500 people waiting to testify against the House Republican's budget at the Senate Budget Committee hearing that overflowed the chambers at the Legislative Office Building last Tuesday.
Many of the speakers offered heart-rending stories of children lost to drug addiction and begging for treatment beds. After being told that the waiting period for a treatment bed for her addicted son was weeks long, one mother described her experience of locking herself in his bedroom with him while he detoxed. She described the vomiting, crying, begging, and shaking and her worry that he might die in graphic detail.
Many talked about how devastating the cuts to services to the developmentally disabled will be. One, young man, who testified on his own behalf, asked how he will be able to work if he doesn't have the assistance of the area agency that has provided so much support and assistance to him in the past.
And, yet others talked about how much they personally benefited from services to the mentally ill. One fellow described his lifelong struggle with schizophrenia that saw him living for years in and out of the hospital but that with help from community mental health centers has found success in employment, marriage, and has a child on the way. There were even two police chiefs who thought it worthwhile to wait to testify against the cuts to domestic violence programs.
And, you know who else opposes that budget? The Business and Industry Association which represents more than 400 leading companies throughout the state that employ 86,000 New Hampshire residents argued in favor of lower business taxes and increased funding for tourism, renewable energy, the department of environment services, and higher education. And, they support Medicaid expansion because it will mean a healthier work force. How about that?
Look closely at how your representatives in Concord voted on that cruel and shortsighted budget.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 08:18