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What is to Happen?

What is to happen if unjust or tyrannical laws are put in place?  The question with its answer has history to look to.
Thomas Aquinas said, “An unjust law is no law at all.”  The Nurenburg Trials answer that question with condemnation in following a tyrannical magistrate and America’s founders were known to say—-“Disobedience to tyrants is obedience to God”.

Christianity has had a salvific effect on the culture and the forming and protecting of Western Civilization—in John Murray book “Principles of Conduct” 1957 we have this—“…biblical ethics has a paramount concern with the heart…”

I believe to understand what Aquinas, the Nurenburg Trials and the Founding Fathers believed and/or thought, in coming to their conclusions, we must understand the deeper meaning of ethics as a standard of conduct or the Biblical meaning of “The Way”.

I will be quoting extensively John Murray’s thoughts on the subject as he puts them forth in his book “Principles of Conduct”.  I will try to condense his thoughts into this short paper therefore any misinterpretation of his thoughts will be completely my doing.

We start with Murray quoting Saint Paul in 1st Corinthians 15:33 “Be not deceived; evil associations corrupt good manners”.  Paul is here noting a Christian ethic that will and can be corrupted by evil associations. Murray goes on to capture the sense of these differences in meaning that ethics might have.

“When we use the word ‘ethics’ to designate a way of life we are not necessarily using the expression ‘way of life’ in an appreciative sense.  It may be used depreciatively…”

“This specialized use of the expression ‘the way’ comprehends all that is distinctive of the Christian faith as ‘the way’ of righteousness,…”

“If ethics is concerned with manner of life and behavior, biblical ethics is concerned with the manner of life and behavior which the Bible requires and which the faith of the Bible produces….”

“While we may use the word ‘conduct’ or ‘behavior’ to denote the sum-total of the actions which constitute the pattern of life, yet behind all overt action is the dispositional character or complex which is the psychological determinant of action.  Hence ethics must take into account the dispositional complex of which the overt act is the expression.  This is to say, biblical ethics has paramount concern with the heart out of which are the issues of life.”

“The conduct that is in view in ethics, even when conduct is considered in terms of overt action, is not simply the aggregate of actions.  Ethic views actions in their organic relations to one another.  There is a certain unity and coherence of pattern; each action stands related to the others and cannot be understood or assessed except in that relationship.”

“The behavior with which biblical ethics is concerned is not simply the behavior of individuals; the principles of society bears intimately upon all ethical studies and it bears also upon biblical ethics.  Hence the biblical ethics takes account, not only of individuals as individuals and of their behavior as such, but of individuals in their corporate relationships.  There is corporate responsibility and there is corporate action.”

“…there is no prefect pattern of behavior exemplified in the individual…” so said Murray but as he has revealed (above) there is a pattern of behavior unique to Christianity were service to his fellow man is placed on a higher ethical plane with standards taken from the Bible so that the Christian will have the higher authority as something he is continually aware of and as a true believe in Jesus Christ will try and raise his standards of behavior to meet this new found biblical goals in an attempt to glorify God.

As the country drifts further and further away from any belief in Jesus Christ with no biblical understanding and no fear of God “Ethic’s” becomes an adjusted pattern of conduct that is something in constant flux with no higher authority.

Allow me to quote this from Pastor Matthew J. Trewhella “The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate” 2013—-Pg.29

“Men should not respect ‘the rule of law’ just because it is ‘the rule of law’ rather we respect it because as Blackstone said; it does not contradict the law of God.  This is why Western Civilization respected the rule of law nearly 1500 years, precisely because it was based upon the law of God.”

Natural law tied directly to social contract will always have God’s law as their highest authority and laws will be written reflecting those suppositions. If not—-as the Progressive/Atheist takes control the country and culture, they will both slide further and further into the abyss of evilness.

Now back to the initial question; What happens if unjust or tyrannical laws are put in place?  We must find the lesser magistrate who will.
1/ Understands the rule of law and the doctrine of the lesser magistrate.
2/ Research the issue and have a Biblical understanding of the correct application of God’s law in the issues involved.
3/ Have the lesser magistrate willing to defend the ‘Biblical’ position.

The understanding of Biblical ‘Ethics’ ‘Conduct’ and ‘Principles’ is a must and the fact we are becoming less & less of a Christian nation will in the end have profound repercussions on the country and culture—as we lose “THE WAY”.

We Shall See—-Don’t you think?
Randy

Is Reason Enough?

I have attempted to look at this thing called “Reason” and the reasoning process.  Why do conservatives not come together with a sound force in that “Right-ness”?  Herman Dooyeweerd  in his book  “In The Twilight of Western Thought”  gives us this insight with this quote.

“If all philosophical currents that pretend to choose their starting points in theoretical reason alone, had indeed , no deeper presuppositions, it should be possible to settle every philosophical argument between them in a purely theoretical way.  But the factual situation is quite different.  A debate between philosophical trends which are fundamentally opposed to each other usually results in reasoning at cross-purposes, because they are not able to find a way to penetrate to each other’s true starting points.”

The above paragraph is true for almost every issue President Obama presents.  If the issue takes a reasoning process, meaning the issue needs debate and discussion, the President’s issue or proposal, with its points of contention will have conflicting believes within the issue and thus the two sides, with different starting points, will add conflict, confusion and at times be at opposite poles, each system being based on indemonstrable axiom calling for some kind of  “Faith” in something—–as both sides attempt to ground their positions in man’s reasoning and not God’s Law. The “Progressive” starting points will not be understood by the conservative unless he is steeped in God’s word, as the reasoning process is being argued from different value systems by both sides, with contention being thick.

The interesting thing is the atheist with his belief system coming from man, thinks he is “Reasonable” and having solid suppositional axioms to argue his positions—so he thinks, having epistemology that leads to skepticism, with politics that leads to anarchy and totalitarianism.  It is no wonder that the “Constitutional Conservative” with the weakest of Western Civilization culture, along with his emotional Christianity as some type of religion and is no match for the solidified reasoning of the “Atheist”—–who does not care what the so called “Conservative” might have to say or what he thinks of the “Atheist” proposal—-it will matter nothing to the “Atheist” at this point in the debate.

The so call “Conservative” will not push the fact that reason cannot serve as a solution to their problems, or can it be the means of achieving a solution.  Reason has no univocal meaning and thereby loses its right to serve as an unproblematic starting point in a philosophical argument or discussion of the issue.  The “Conservative” understands nothing of God’s Law  or Biblical truth and continues to argue using reasoning in his attempt to force a solution to the issue—-all the while the Atheist cares little of what the “conservative thinks or does.  Both overlook the fact that it must be “What is Righteous” and “What is Justice” and by “Who’s law”—that these things be judged and that God’s Law is called all important—–to His glory.  Reason cannot fill those requirements—for all men think themselves “Reasonable” making all supposed facts and starting points the truth and they will play as if——they are a law unto themselves.
It is time to consider Reason and God’s Law—to decide which is the more important.

We Shall See—–if the Conservative will wake-up to glorify God?
Randy

Ignorance Plus

Thought you would like to see this article (Here is the link) http://www.empowerpa.org/news/

Pennsylvania Still Doesn’t Need an Extraction Tax

February 18, 2015:

Most know that the oil war and the glut of oil in the market is or has driven down price ——even as I think there is more to it than a simple glut in the market.  This lowering of oil price is putting a strain on the industry here in the USA and especially here in PA—and with that reduction in the price—–a strain in cash flow for that industry here in Pa.

Governor Wolf (Pennsylvania) must know this and yet he is willing to put a tax on the industry and more of a strain to the Industry.  What possible information does he have that would change the complexion of this issue????—-and make this industry not under disparate strain.  The industry has borrowed heavily in start-up costs and needs a higher per barrel price then now exist to have a break-even point in their financial scheme.
He must know that even as he says—-So What—let them eat cake.

This fool (the Governor) wants to tax the Oil and Gas Industry here in Pa. to raise moneys for Education—he refuses to look at HB76 (School Property Tax Elimination Act)—as another means of raising the tax revenues needed, changing the scheme in the funding of the Pa. Department of Education.  He is fixed on and sold on not “Accepting” 76 and the saving of the Pennsylvania Middle class home owner along with the poor home owner on fixed income—-so he realizes nothing of the need to save that part of the culture which will surely collapse under the current taxing pressures.

So with the collapse of the oil and gas prices—–even as it must be some kind of wake-up call——this call—means nothing to the Governor nor any of the lessor Magistrates in their being not willing to defend the people and switch their stand in defense of HB76.  This fool of a governor sees nothing in his scheme of destroying both the middle class & the fixed income folks—–all the while he puts the death nail in the coffin of the Oil & Gas Industry—all at the same time—-here in the State.  How short sighted and cruel can one person get—–WE SHALL SEE????

Randy             

Not much for statistics any more—-not because they don’t matter but they will not make a hill of beans difference in the making of one’s point or argument against the progressive ——the argument is set and the hard core “Progressive” will not concede their error or change their twisted logic—-to them it is a belief system as is—– what the terrorist believe—to both—-it is “Religion”.

 

Look at this you gun nuts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pELwCqz2JfE
Now go argue with the folks that want to take your guns—-the guy in the video is arguing correctly but I don’t believe he is arguing strong enough for the protection of the family——it is a “Duty” of man—-heads families and people in general to protect people—-even the poor—–it is about time we stand up and tell that to the sick and evil “Progressive”—-you will never take that duty or righteous instinct (protection) away from the sheep dog and/or a righteous man.

 

I for one am sick of Obama and his elite left wing progressive attitude—he hates America and the God that made this country great.

 

Randy

Amateur or Enemy

If I were a manager of a professional baseball team, would I put in an amateur pitcher with the game on the line? Suppose that pitcher had a chip on his shoulder against his team and the manager? Isn’t that what the voters did when they elected Obama as our leader? He dislikes America and the American way of life and has no experience in managing anything. In fact, he never held a real job. He has always lived off the taxpayers. The people are the manager and Obama despises almost half of them and also despises our ally, Israel. He is soft on our enemies and then cuts our military almost in half. He released 5 of the world’s worst enemies for a man that abandoned his post so he could smooch up to the enemy. He did this without congressional approval. In fact, he does everything without approval from the legislative branch. Presidents don’t do that, only Dictators do that. The mainstream news media continues to make excuses for him. There is a big difference between a baseball game and our security. Our president has yet to figure out what is at stake or he is playing a deadly game with the lives of the American people and is fully aware of what the outcome might be!

WHO’S PLAN?

Most Americans believe we are heading in the wrong direction. What direction is that? Is it domestic policy or foreign policy? Is it the economy and jobs or the lack of our moral values that are changing America? A bit of all I suspect! The black protests in Ferguson Mo and all across the country happened not because the police officer shot an innocent man but because Michael Brown’s followers didn’t want black criminals to be held accountable for their actions.
On the foreign policy front, the America friendly King of Saudi Arabia died and we are not sure of what the ramifications will be for the West. Too make matters worse for the United States, the pro western government of Yemeni fell to the Alqaeda connected rebels. Didn’t the president just give his SOTU speech and assure us that Alqaeda was on the run and he solved the problems in Yemeni and Somalia? He also said he was doing all he could to stem the movement by ISIS from taking over in Iraq and creating a Caliphate? He also stated that he was softening our relationship with nuclear ambitious Iran. I understand that Iran has a new intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the US. As of yesterday, Obama hinted that he doesn’t want to hold talks with Israel’s Netanyahu who is very concerned over Iran’s ambition to blow Israel off the map. Boehner invited Netanyahu before Congress to share his concerns about Iran and Obama invited “YOU TUBE” personalities into the Whitehouse instead!
Obama hinted that everything was peachy and going as planned. He’s right! Everything is going as he planned.

Almost off Balance

The emotion of human nature revolts against the supposition of a state so saturated in false doctrine and contrary to the basic beliefs and the social make-up of the people’s in Western Civilization.  When this happens, as we see happening today, the valued rights will erode causing a break down in righteousness.  This break down continues until it reaches a critical point where there is correction, if not, the culture slides by this point and will then free fall into a state of self-destruction which does not allow things to turn around nor bring itself back into a line of saneness of civil action.

Thomas Jefferson states clearly, a position where government is suppressing the society and must not be reached, for if it does, that society’s only recourse will be—-dissolution and break from its government.

“When the representative body lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed, their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the State, and calls for an exercise of the power of dissolution.”

Page 306 “The Life and Selected Writings of Jefferson” Koch and Peden 1944

The above Jefferson quote comes from his thesis “A Summary View of the Rights of British America.  It was written in 1774, those thoughts and ideas formulated in 1774 where later used in his writing of the Declaration of Independence (1776).

It is difficult for the American people to understand the situation of what Jefferson is writing about, for this type of societal condition is a dreaded position for people to understand and brings nothing but pain.  We have reached the “Evil” which is capable of creating a tyranny that politically cannot be ascribed to accidental opinions of the day.  We are entering a period were the evilness of those politically in charge must be challenged and stopped, or the plan will prove a deliberate systematic plan to reduce the citizens to slavery.  If we cannot get away from (them against us) we will not understand the truth nor the right and wrong of the situation.  Today the evilness of the situation is never placed in the context of right and wrong nor do we want to have a higher authority which has the control over the matter, that being the Constitution or the Bible with God’s law as the higher authority and until we understand this higher authority, we will never reach a clear understanding of the problem.

We Shall See——2015 might be the year understanding happens
Randy Toman

Second Amendment

If any of the following are false you can go to step two in discussing—–not having a gun, nor allowing me to have a conceal carry permit.  If they (Below bold) are true then stay away from me and my 2nd amendment rights.  The second point below (Bold) particularly bothers me because I know —–a large percentage were Armenian Christians, I would guess in all categories below there was a high percentage of “Christians” in those statistics.
author unknown  (but obviously brilliant)

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A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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In 1911, Turkey established gun control.  From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

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China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Guatemala established gun control in 1964. >From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Uganda established gun control in 1970.  From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Cambodia established gun control in 1956. >From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.

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You won’t see these data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.  Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens. Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!  The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this History lesson.  With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’.

 

During WW II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they

knew most Americans were ARMED! 

 

The argument could continue forever with neither side making any progress in convincing anyone of the right to own a gun and having a permit to carry—those who agree with the second amendment will always agree and those against that position will always disagree in what the second amendment represents—with no citizen having a gun for protection.
So I propose we do this:
Any incident involving a gun with the person caught should be categorized as with someone having a permit to carry a gun and/or one who does not have a permit to carry.  We can see quickly, who the good guys are, and who the bad guys would be.  And if they do not have a permit when caught carrying in public they should have no bail and jail time tacked on to the offence they were involved in using the gun, and only if there was a violation of some law—with—self-defense and protection of family not being a violation of law.

I have this simple proposition which would only involves a simple check mark in the correct box on the report that the officer must fill out regarding the incident.  I do believe this simple check mark will prove that a much larger percentage of incidents involving guns—-will have that person not having a permit and the real bad guys committing the crime or incident.  It will also prove the bad guys can get the gun and not even worry about having a legal permit allowing them to carry in public.

Therefore restricting gun owner ship or the eliminating of concealed carry permits will do nothing to curtail gun violence and in fact will take dollars (conceal carry permit revenues) from the local sheriff department and that revenue burdens would need be placed on some other citizens group if in fact they are to maintain  the same level of revenues.

No—–I for one am sick of this misdirection of solutions and the Progressive evilness being thrown at the American citizens—VIA–Socialism through crisis.  “We the People” were once a proud Republic—-with a “Constitution” that meant something and was followed—-not anymore—and we are heading toward total social and cultural destruction–on the wrong path—-going in the wrong direction.

We shall see—Don’t you think?
Randy

Getting Out

Having big problems within the social fabric cannot be denied, and the attempted solutions of these individual issues will not correct the larger problems.  I have stated this to a number of people——the problem is much larger——in that “We the People” have been placed on the wrong path going in the wrong direction and many do not understand the correcting of this problem—–the one or two or three issues we might correct in the scope of things—-mean nothing, especially if we cannot bring these two concerns into play.

(A)  Understanding the root of the problem, and the fact it will have a biblical solution, all the while preaching the Gospel and a move toward repentance and salvation in Jesus Christ.
(B) Enforcing the law of the land in the “Constitution”.

It is now becoming clearer (with each passing day) the politicians will not listen to “We the People” nor will they correct anything within the government that has gone a rye, all the while they refuse to understand——the path and direction is wrong, which will have dangerous end results and serious consequences.  It is a continued misdirection of the argument, arguing on minor points with a false solution being presented.  Never having major points such as, is the function of the Department of Education a proper order of government—–instead we argue “Common Core” not touching the Department of Education and the issue of—eliminating it.  Another is the “Federal Reserve” and it’s printing of the money—-we fail to question the FED”s function in the process of printing money and making that money available to the government and its people.  What right does the government and/or the FED have in printing money——only to pile it on as debt for “We the People”?—How dare they—-and the gall of it all????

There is nothing to be done, as this last trillion dollar budget deal, opened the doors of contribution levels for the top 1%—–all the while it nullified or greatly reduced the effectiveness of the conservative groups around the country and there use of hard work to overcome the spending of money by the elite politicians who can now surely buy their way into these positions.  The 1% will buy more in advertising on TV & Radio, with mailings and things money can buy in the marketing of their corruption.  So between the increased in donated money being made available to politicians and the Banking provision—making the tax payer foot the bill if something goes wrong—–this budget was a sweet deal for the government and the politician—with government growing as it wants and the politicians have their power, control and security in the position—all the while the FED sucks the life blood out of the economic/monetary system with banks free to wheel and deal as they want.

So!  What is the good guy to do?

Here are a couple of things that you may want to think about and consider:

(A)  Cut back on discretionary spending—-saving as much as possible.  Do not put your extra pennies in the bank—-they pay no interest and will only steal the pennies as the economy disintegrates and/or they think they need it—as they did in Cyprus.

It is said at the request and design of the  Wall Street’s biggest banks, Republican lawmakers had inserted a line in this Trillion Dollar budget deal that repealed one of the signature provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform bill.  This provision, Section 716, required banks to put portions of their riskier derivatives businesses into holding companies. The idea was to separate some of the bank’s riskier trading in things like credit default swaps and commodities into a separate entity not insured by US taxpayers. But banks have balked at the rule since it was passed in 2010.  Citigroup, one of the country’s largest banks, wrote a measure repealing the provision, and with help from Jamie Dimon who runs JP Morgan’s Bank, managed to get Republicans to include it in the final budget bill—so you the tax payer are on the hook.

(B)  Buy gold, silver or something that will increase in value with time.

(C)  Adjust your life style and pull your children out of public school.

(D)  Support only local groups that you can influence—-give no money to the political party’s state wide or nationally—support only people you can trust.

(E)  Write your elected officials (at all levels) telling him/her you no longer trust them nor do you trust the government and that you have started to withdraw your trust in them starting immediately with no more $$$$ for starters—-also withdraw your money (the little that you have left) from the economy—no spending on extra’s and goodies —–find your own local group of people that you can trust and invest your time and money there.

Government cannot function without money—if government finds the middle class will no longer fund government through their reduction in spending and participation—our voices may become just a little louder and carry more weight—-having the ability to inject proper principles into the system with a change in direction and some new paths opening up.  This path of debt and socialism we are on will not, cannot work——we must force a close down of government—–by shutting off the money we contribute and put into the economy—-else we can expect nothing but the same as in the past, allowing the Progressive Psychopath to work slowly in killing the people and the system—causing much pain.  All co-operations with this government must stop—-in peaceful protest—–the politicians must be made aware of the fact that we do not trust them——this fight is about to turn into something ugly and a serious battle for the culture and the Christian American way of life——and I paraphrase Winston Churchill “We must never give up.”

We Shall See
Randy

Confused

In Otto Scott’s book “Robespierre” copyright 1974— on page 169—–it has this sentence:

“Like many young men they subconsciously confuse education with character.”

Scott is obviously talking about the young men in late 1700’s France with Robespierre and the French Revolution.  This same confusion I think is ramped in today’s culture.  We have in today’s Colleges and Universities a twisting of what is to make-up the young man’s character in that education as if the educational process will turn out fine upright citizen even as they are filling their intellect and minds with axioms of falsehood that hinge on some Socialistic unethical guide without a Godly standard—-&—-with no good in their motive.  This twisting of the young man’s mind and his corrupted character is complete when he is convinced there is no God and he really does not want a soul to worry about—–thinking nothing of Heaven or Hell but only “Self”.

The teaching of our children the right and wrongs of life is of course something that is wanted and needed but to apply this type of needed education to what Scott is talking about on page 169 is not the correct context in explaining what he meant and what I am about to say.

We have in today’s world an education that has corrupted the younger generation over the last 100 years—–and with each passing year taken the young minds into ever darker regions of no understanding—without God and this is what had happened to the young French men in that period.  They confused their education with a righteous character—all the while using their education to corrupt the culture until it turned into chaos of head removal by guillotine—-they did not have the needed character.

Information is the passing of intellect to the young as they sit in the class room or some setting of learning——it is or has to do with the head only——it will never or few times be an element of personal concern and will but few times be an activity of the heart conveying the righteous motive in understanding connections of life and God.  The young will become Lions in the jungle of society thinking nothing is wrong with greed on Wall Street or Oral sex is not sex in the White House——as President Clinton taught the youth.
We have this in Proverbs 16:12
 “It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.”

No president is allowed to establish his rule in unrighteousness.

“…Confusing education with character.”——-is dangerous in that it misleads the young into thinking he or she is right in going in some direction because it has been taught in school—all the while they and the culture are a drift in a sea of misinformation with misdirection.  Of all the seminars and different groups that are formed to teach the supposed right-ness of a direction few have understood education of the mind and changing of the character from something that is misguided to a righteous direction—-is a process not possible once corrupted.  You cannot educate the soul of a corrupted individual on to the righteous path—–this fact is becoming more oblivious today as we hear the progressive lie and cheat in almost every facet of a government function.  The civil magistrate cannot function without some ethical guidance, without some standard of good and evil.  If those standards are corrupted it is impossible to correct that misdirection of the individual without the Holy Spirit and God having mercy on that individual or that culture.  You will not make or force some change on the progressive or person that is corrupt—–you will not educate the person on to a righteous path unless God wills it and with the individual following God’s lead with a changed heart/character.
This is why education is useless read this carefully:  Psalms 11:3 which tells us.
“If the foundation be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

If you have once destroyed the foundations—–forget the rest and teaching anything to these corrupted minds is impossible and will not help in making any corrections through a watered down education—-the corrupted/destroyed foundations have you on a path to Sodom & Gomorrah.

We Shall See——if we have a confused character and/or will we search for God.

Randy

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