I am an abortion abolitionist, in spite of all of those who are compromising the basic principles of abolitionism in the way they do their politics. Why? Because conscience dictates that abortion must be abolished.
I am against socialism, in spite of all of those who also say they're against socialism while supporting every unconstitutional socialist government program under the sun. Why? Because socialism is theft, writ large, and it destroys nations and peoples. I love my children and grandchildren, and I don't want to see them destroyed, economically and politically.
I'm a conservative, in spite of all of those who have made a mockery out of that title. Why? Because the American system of republican, constitutional self-government built on the natural, God-ordained moral law is worth preserving and conserving.
I'm a republican, small "r," in spite of the political party that continues to dishonor that honorable title. Why? Because the American system of republican, constitutional self-government built on the natural, God-ordained moral law is the best form of human government there is in this fallen, sinful world, and it's worth fighting for.
I'm a Christian, in spite of the large percentage of Americans who have taken that label upon themselves while putting the lie to it in the way they act in their civic life.
I'm a Christian, in spite of my own terrible failures to live up to that most honorable of titles. Because, Christianity is all about repentance, and mercy, and grace, and perseverance.
Figure out who you are, and what you stand for, folks. And then stand, without wavering. Otherwise, moral compromise is going to be the death of us all.
Ignore the hypocrites and the liars, and simply resolve to do what is right, no matter what anyone else may or may not do.
At the conclusion of the American Revolution, when King George III of Great Britain heard that General George Washington would resign his commission to a powerless Congress, he reportedly told the American painter Benjamin West: "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world."
Years later, Washington willingly gave up power again when he left the presidency after only two terms, even though there was at that time no constitutional barrier to him serving as many terms as he wanted, or, more properly, as many terms as the people would be willing to give him. In his case, of course, that probably would have been as many terms as he wanted.
George Washington set the example for the peaceful transfer of power in the United States of America, an example that has been followed perfectly for more than two centuries.
Until Donald Trump.
Donald Trump is nothing like George Washington. In fact, he is the exact opposite of George Washington.
It's crystal clear that Donald Trump was willing to do literally anything, up to and including the unleashing of a violent insurrectionist mob on the Congress of the United States during the conclusion of the presidential electoral process, to prevent the peaceful transfer of the power of the presidency to the candidate who clearly defeated him in the 2020 election, Joseph Biden.
Donald Trump is not the greatest man in the world. In fact, he is the worst man in the world. He is the worst man, by far, to ever step foot onto the public stage in America. No one else is even close.
The Senate must convict Donald Trump and block him from ever holding any public office ever again. It's absolutely necessary.
If the Republicans refuse once again to uphold their oaths and convict Trump, they will go down in history as feckless, unprincipled, oath-breaking fools - like Trump, utterly unworthy of their high offices.
"For the record - just so there is no mistake by anyone - I stand foursquare against Trump and his violent insurrectionist mobs.
I also support his immediate impeachment and removal from the office of the president."
-- Tom Hoefling
The debacle in the committee hearing room in Austin, Texas last week exposed the core of the problem with abortion. It all comes down to the humanity, and the God-given, unalienable, equal rights of the individual child, and whether or not the perpetrators who seek to slaughter them will be punished in the same way other murderers are dealt with under the law.
In other words, it all came down to the same things it came down to in front of the Supreme Court in 1973. Prior to Roe vs. Wade, Texas had unjust, immoral, unconstitutional laws on the books that deprived the unborn child of their equal rights, and punished their murderers differently, and much more leniently, than the murderers of those fortunate enough to have passed through a birth canal. Which, of course, provided the pretext the wicked Blackmun court needed to dehumanize, to depersonify, the unborn child. Which, of course, then led to the cold-blooded, premeditated murder of more then sixty million innocent, helpless, defenseless children.
And what was the response of Pro-Life, Inc., and their faithful minions in the Texas legislature when presented with a just, constitutional bill that would criminalize all abortions in their state? They were steadfast in their determination to make the exact same moral, constitutional, and legal error that led to Roe in the first place, even though more than 98% of the more than three hundred citizens who testified in front of their committee spent more than eight hours, late into the night, explaining to them in great depth, in exquisite detail, why doing this would be a gross violation of the most sacred obligations of their solemn oaths.
And the innocent blood continues to flow.
Tom Hoefling and Scott Mahurin to debate abortion abolition vs. regulation - Sat. March 30, 2019, 2 pm Central time - LIVE STREAM
Please hold me up in prayer this week as I prepare for Saturday's abolition vs. regulation debate with Scott Mahurin.
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The fear of God is the missing ingredient in our politics today - on the part of the people themselves, and on the part of those they elect to public office who are required to take the oath.
Our system presupposes a just and perfect judgment on our words and actions in the hereafter, as the mainstay against abuses and usurpations in the civic here and now.
Without that healthy dread in our hearts and minds, and in the hearts and minds of our chosen representatives, the whole edifice of constitutional republicanism falls apart.
"Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths?"
-- George Washington
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding."
-- Proverbs 9:10
So, on January 7th of this year the Communist Party USA began touting what they called a "Green New Deal." One month later, on February 7th, freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released her "Green New Deal."
Now, you can try if you will to track the timeline of just exactly who was cribbing whose notes, but the simple fact is, the whole thing is thoroughly communistic in nature. Its obvious predicate is the notion that all things belong to the state.
If they want to tear down all the buildings, including those buildings you own, their assumption is that they have the right and authority to do so. If they want to kill all your cows, they can. If they want to ground all your airplanes, there is nothing to prevent them from doing so. If they want to force you to live in an undefended, unheated shack, shivering in the dark, and only give you a little rice to eat each day, they can.
Make no mistake: If these people are not stopped, and soon, that is exactly what they will do, too.
Sure, their ideas are stupid and off-the-wall. But communist ideas have always been stupid and off-the-wall. That didn't stop them from murdering and enslaving a large part of the population of the world in the last century though.
Don't simply laugh this stuff off, folks. It's deadly serious business.
by Tom Hoefling
In 1729, Jonathan Swift anonymously wrote an intensely satirical piece entitled "A Modest Proposal," in which he wryly proposed cannibalism for the public good. And those who were to be eaten were unwanted, poor children. Children who were "unwanted," not necessarily by their parents, but by the intelligentsia of his day.
So, let's jump forward almost three hundred years to our present time. And this is no satire. The bodies of aborted, i.e. murdered, children - children who are not only unwanted by the intelligentsia, but unwanted by their own flesh and blood, by their own parents - are being cannibalized, with their plundered cells being used to make vaccines.
To make matters even worse, the intelligentsia of our time not only insist on making these products of cannibalism AVAILABLE to the general public, they INSIST on making the injections MANDATORY.
We're now beyond the ghastly point of them saying that you MAY be a cannibal if you would like, to them saying that, to be a responsible citizen, you and your (unaborted) children MUST BE CANNIBALS.
My comments here have nothing to do with any argument over the morality of vaccinations themselves. It's not even about the dubious morality of governments forcing people to receive inoculations in general. This is about CANNIBALISM, and, I repeat, not just about cannibalism, but FORCED CANNIBALISM.
There can be little doubt that modern medicine has, in many respects, been a blessing to humanity. Mortality rates have fallen with the increase of our scientific knowledge about sanitation, human physiology, and health.
But, when science abandons decent moral considerations, nothing can be more of a curse for humanity. Nothing can be more of a plague. When doctors insist on going down the cursed path of a Mengele, the only thing that can follow, inevitably, is a curse on our nation.
These inhuman abominations must be stopped, once and for all, for the sake of our children, for the sake of our posterity.
"But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties."
-- Winston Churchill, Finest Hour speech, June 18, 1940
List of vaccines that contain the cells of cannibalized babies, as of Feb. 2019.
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Data courtesy of cogforlife.org.
So, we're now on track to run trillion dollar deficits every year as far as the eye can see. We just hit $22 trillion in debt, which is up more than $2 trillion in additional debt since Trump took office only two years ago. We're spending a billion dollars a day on interest alone.
Under these circumstances, any "tax cuts" are illusory. The burden continues to radically rise, not lessen, on current taxpayers, and on our posterity, who haven't given their consent to any of this nonsense.
There's only one way out of this horrible mess, and that's to apply my three-fold criteria for any and all public spending.
1) Is it moral?
2 Is it constitutional?
3) Is it absolutely necessary?
If the answer to any of these questions is "NO," then it's high time we got rid of it.
Then what we have to do is to take the tax and regulatory burdens off of the producers in this country. We can start by completely dismantling the federal income tax, and replacing it with a simple, transparent, efficient retail consumption tax.
It's stupid and counter-productive to tax businesses and productivity. It's the equivalent of killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Put the tax burden on consumption, and you will encourage thrift and savings, which are the only things that can provide the seed for even more production of physical wealth and private property.
And last but not least, dismantle the massive regulatory state which is throttling our economy and disadvantaging us in the world market. Most of it is unconstitutional anyhow.
In the clean air of liberty, Americans can and will out-work, and out-think, and out-produce anyone in the world, no problem.
Restore our national moral basis. Restore respect for our Constitution. Restore liberty. The rest will take care of itself.
The people of this country are being remorselessly, relentlessly, and very skillfully, propagandized against the securing of our sovereign territory from the millions of foreign nationals who are invading it.
They are being convinced to happily accept the demise of our right to govern ourselves in liberty, which will, of course, also strip our earthly posterity of the precious gift of the Blessings of Liberty.
And Trump being the poster boy for border security will likely be one of the worst things that has ever happened to the cause of preserving and defending our sovereignty, security, and borders.
My best guess is that he will ultimately accomplish nothing, and compromise away everything, because he lacks the basic understanding of, and commitment to, the principles that are necessary to actually secure this country.
He's making the job of those who want to destroy this country and its sovereignty and independence much, much easier.
"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended." -- Frédéric Bastiat
"If a government has no moral scruples, it often seems to gain great advantages and liberties of action, but 'all comes out even at the end of the day, and all will come out yet more even when all the days are ended.'"
-- Winston Churchill, The Gathering Storm
Churchill wrote these wise words in his great history of World War II, specifically in reference to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Non-Agression Pact, which, via its secret protocols, enslaved the Baltic States and carved Poland into bloody pieces.
Within a few short months, Stalin paid dearly for this most cynical and cold-blooded of all agreements between nations. More than twenty million Russians were to perish in the holocaust which ensued.
Ultimately, Hitler paid for it too, with everything, including his own life. Germany was crushed in a vice from East and West, and was left in total ruin, occupied for decades by its enemies.
But, the greatest irony of all was to wait half a century, when the Baltic States used the illegality of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact as the basis for its own bid for liberty from the Soviet Union, a successful bid that ended ultimately with the breakup of that evil empire.
No matter how things may appear, the Almighty remains completely in control.
Always, the only wise course for men, or for nations, is to do the right thing, no matter how things might look, and to leave the results to God.
“This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.”
-- Daniel 4:17
In terms of God's law, what the founders of our republic called 'the laws of nature and nature's God,' ABORTION IS ALREADY ABOLISHED. His strict command, 'you shall not murder,' contains no exceptions based on the age of the victim, or anything else. No murder means no murder, period.
Our founders rightly asserted this as self-evident truth in our national charter, the Declaration of Independence. All men are CREATED equal, and are endowed by their Creator, from the moment of their creation, with the unalienable right to live. 'That to secure these rights," starting with the right to life, 'governments are instituted among men...' Fundamentally, abortion is a coup d'etat against legitimate government, which means that ABORTION IS ALREADY ABOLISHED.
In terms of all of the stated purposes of our Constitution, the supreme law of our land, ABORTION IS ALREADY ABOLISHED. Among other things, that great document exists, it says, to 'establish justice,' and to 'secure the Blessings of Liberty to our Posterity.' Nothing is more unjust than to murder somebody. And you can't secure Blessings to a Posterity you've annihilated.
And the Fifth and the Fourteenth Amendments to that Constitution absolutely require equal protection under the law for the right to life of every innocent person, in every state in the Union. No exceptions.
Abortion is completely immoral and absolutely unconstitutional. Therefore it is NOT legal. It is ALREADY ABOLISHED.
Courts have no legitimate jurisdiction to violate the natural moral law or to violate the Constitution. They also have no constitutional authority to make laws. So, in terms of any involvement by the judiciary in this life and death matter, ABORTION IS ALREADY ABOLISHED. Any court opinion to the contrary is a legal nullity. That means it does not exist, in the true legal sense.
So, what does that leave that needs to be abolished? State and federal code sections that in any way grant governmental permission to abort/murder babies. In other words, almost all of what has been put into the statutes, at both the state and the federal levels of government, by regulationist "pro-life" Republicans over the course of the last half century. Any code section that, in effect, ends with 'and then you can kill the baby.'
Finally, more than anything else, what is absolutely necessary is that we put men and women in executive offices who will actively provide equal protection for the right to life of every innocent person, as their solemn oaths require. In other words, executive officers who will again put God's law, and the natural law, and our Constitution, into practical effect, no matter what lawless judges, or oath-breaking legislators, choose to say or do.
The proponents of completely unfettered immigration make the often-strident demand that those who disagree with them provide scriptural support for their position. While I can easily provide such support (if given the chance without being personally abused to no end while attempting it), in fact the burden of proof is on them to prove their extremely radical, revolutionary, functionally-internationalist proposition.
The right and duty to defend life, liberty, and private property, to protect ourselves, our families, our communities, and our nation, is self-evident and intrinsic, and has always been understood to be so, throughout the history of mankind, throughout the history of western Christendom, and, most particularly, throughout our own national history.
In 1772, Samuel Adams rightly called this intrinsic right and duty "evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature."
When God commanded "you shall not steal," He used the negative to highlight the positive fact that He had endowed men with private property rights.
When God created the nations, and marked out their times and territorial extent, He didn't suddenly decide that it is permissible to steal, as long as you do it on a grand, national scale.
Generally-speaking, nations are bodies of people who share a natural common bond of heritage and history, of language, of manners, of religion, of political, economic, and security interests, and of physical territory.
As a sovereign body of individuals who have joined themselves together, those nations have a right to defend themselves, and, in the interest of the weak and helpless among them, and in the interest of their own posterity, have an intrinsic duty to do so.
And that necessary nationalistic, self-protective, defensive function, which was appointed by God Himself, shall not cease until the Lord Himself returns to rule and reign personally.
It's not a perfect system, not by a long shot, governed as it is by weak, sinful men. It's very messy and deeply flawed, even in the best cases. But it is one of the necessary, God-instituted restraints on evil in this fallen world full of fallen men.
Remove those restraints, remove those moral boundaries, remove those physical borders, and the only thing that can ensue is destruction.
"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth...From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being...'"
-- Acts 17:24-28
Stop trying to undo what God did. Providentially, this amazing American republic exists, for your own protection and the protection of your children and grandchildren. Defend it. Don't blithely turn your heritage, and the heritage of your earthly posterity, over to those who would invade and destroy us.
We know from scripture that in the end of history, all of God's restraints on men will finally be broken down, to their mass destruction. But, in the meantime, America can continue to be a peaceful place for men and women to seek the Lord, to take care of their families, and can still serve as the wonderful platform it has been throughout the last several centuries to take the gospel to the rest of the world. Inevitably, its destruction must someday come, but Christians should not be willing agents of that destruction. They should instead help ensure its preservation as long as they possibly can.
Almost none of those who will be sworn into office next month in Washington, DC understand what sort of government we are supposed to have under our Constitution. They think we live in a judicial oligarchy instead of in a republic with required constitutional checks on arbitrary, illegitimate power.
Why is this so?
Because almost none of those who elected them understand what sort of government we are supposed to have under our Constitution, and even among those who actually know, a large percentage of them are willing to sacrifice morality and constitutionality on the altars of abject fear and perceived political expedience.
They say that a fish rots from the head down, and in America the sovereign body of the people are the head.
A people that scoffs at the Sovereignty of God will inevitably lose their own sovereign ability to govern themselves in liberty. Hatred of God, and the denial of His natural moral order, can only produce tyranny, destruction, abject poverty, and servitude.
To truly understand the essence of the concept of UNALIENABLE rights, and therefore to truly understand the essence of the American republic and our national claim to self-government in liberty, you have to first understand that you are entitled to absolutely NOTHING that God hasn't given you title to, and that even if God gives you title to something, it's only as a tenant.
As the Sovereign, eternal, absolute Owner of everything, He can repossess anything He's lent you - including your very life itself - whenever and however He pleases, while remaining perfectly righteous, holy, and just in doing so.
But, as long as you are His lawful tenant, living within His legitimate grant of tenancy, no other man can rightfully, legitimately, lawfully, strip you of God's generous gifts, which include your right to live, your right to live freely, and your right to own and possess private property -- all, of course, within the natural moral limits posed by the legitimate exercise of the rights of others.
In summary, legitimate human government exists to protect your legitimate God-given rights, and the legitimate rights of everyone else, while acting as a punisher of evil, and an adjudicator of conflicts that may arise between your exercise of rights and the exercise by others of their rights.
Human governments that violate God-given rights, or fail to resist evil, or that act unrighteously or unjustly, only delegitimize and destroy themselves. They don't, they can't, change the natural law as created and instituted by God.
This, my friends, is the first principle, the cornerstone principle, of our country. If this understanding is not soon fully restored in the hearts, minds, and political and governmental practices of America, this building cannot long stand. Our national destruction is inevitable. Our fall may come by degrees, or it may come all of a sudden. Only the omniscient, omnipotent Creator of us all knows that. But you can be sure, it WILL come. The laws of nature and nature's God will not be mocked nor ignored for long.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."
--The Declaration of Independence
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