THE EARLY CHURCH
The Christians of the first century were rebels with a cause. They weren’t the hair-spray-addicted, religious sponges of pop culture and oppressive governments looking to be ogled by an Oprah-addled crowd. Oh, no, senorita. The primitive church was out to change the world.
After Jerusalem fell in AD 70, the church, birthed by the Holy Spirit during Rome’s heyday, exploded with growth in Asia Minor — which happened to be Ground Zero for Caesar worship.
The punch-drunk citizens of Roman rule thought the various Caesars, their laws, and their government were God. They built temples to these men and minted coins with their mugs stamped on them. The poor dupes of Rome believed their leaders’ poop didn’t stink and they could do no wrong. They even gave their human leaders godlike reverence, proclaiming Caesar as Savior and Healer, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Yep, to the serfs of Caesarland, their heads of state were just dreamy, and as they were divine everyone was expected to toe their line. Because of this blind faith in Caesar, the Roman government found it a piece of cake to tax the plebes to death, snatch their kids or their houses, and create crises that ginned up even more robust control of Rome’s citizens. I’m talkin’ Caesar had them on a short leash because of their faith in the state.
The early church, however, made it clear amidst this crapola that their allegiance was to Christ and not the edicts of Caesar — especially when Caesar’s dictates conflicted with the Word of God. Yep, it was the church’s disdain for Caesar’s unrighteous decrees (the decrees that required their obedience at the expense of their convictions) that got them killed.
Get it right, folks: It wasn’t the church’s belief that Jesus is God, or their love of covered dish dinners, or their Christian rock music that got them the ax; it was their holy defiance to the demonic edicts that Caesar attempted to slap them with. Rome didn’t give a rat’s backside whom or what they believed in just as long as that belief didn’t rock the boat of the Roman state. And that’s exactly what first-century Christianity did: It adhered to God’s laws versus Rome’s. The Church believed that Christ was Lord and therefore, respectfully of course, Caesar could kiss their fish sticker. Indeed, following the teachings of Jesus, the initial Ichthus crowd was cantankerous when it came to an oppressive state.
I’m sure the church tried to be nice about their obstinacy toward Rome’s odious laws, but when push came to legislative shove and it became clear that punk Caesar was requiring them to walk his way versus God’s, the first-century church defied the state instead of denying their God.
OUR FOUNDERS & FRAMERS
In case you didn’t know this, our nation was founded by brilliant, freedom-loving heavyweights.
It’s hard to imagine that nowadays because our country is currently being deconstructed by moronic, liberty-choking, lightweights also known as “politicians”. In particular … Liberal politicians.
Liberals, you see, don’t mind what you do as long as they approve.
They’re kind of like King George III and his inbred dipsticks in that regard.
That said, our current crop of freedom-stranglers isn’t entirely made up of Leftists as there are many who claim to represent the Right who also believe it’s their duty in life to make our lives beholden to big-government, power-hungry dillweeds.
If our founders were around right now they would stomp on this current crop of micro-managers like a narc at a biker party. Literally.
Yep, from a freedom standpoint, our founders were a horse of a different stripe.
They hated control freaks.
They loathed tyrants.
They trusted the government about as high as Rosie O’Donnell can pole vault after her 5pm feeding.
Indeed, once our original framers got this incredible country up and officially cranking they began to cobble together a seal, a picture, a motto, and an emblem, which would encapsulate what they had concocted on fresh American soil.
Benjamin Franklin, being the rebel he was, wanted it to be a picture of Moses confronting Pelosi — I mean, Pharaoh — when Moses demanded Pharaoh cease his enslavement of Israel and let God’s people go. This image was to be encircled with the phrase “Rebellion to Tyrants Is Obedience to God.” Thomas Jefferson liked the motto “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God” so much, he used it on his personal seal.
Today, especially during COVID19 be-damned days, the symbol the Left would concoct to represent their “American Dream” would be a pic of a dependent, 45-year-old, multi-pierced, Transgendered, whatchamacallit breast-feeding off a big, old, saggy, milk-dried, government dog tit: a veritable dependent, indebted and enslaved stooge of the machine from the cradle to the grave.
So, what’s my point? Well, it’s this: we’re wussies.
All of us.
We have not the singular mettle that made this grand experiment in self-governance tick. I’m guilty and you’re guilty and we can blame corrupt politicians, puff our chest, and scream at MSNBC all day long, but the truth is… we let politicians screw us. We traded our freedoms, prosperity, and our original roots and moorings for mediocre comfort over duty; and we were daft enough to believe them time and time again.
Matter of fact, if Thomas Jefferson, not to be confused with George Jefferson, is in heaven right now, and he’s able to peer through some celestial portal and behold the bullcrap our government has saddled this nation with – a country, by the way, that Jefferson labored to make independent from tyrants – then I would bet that Thomas is more ticked than a boar that just had its balls clipped.
How do I know Jefferson would loathe our big government goobers and seek to jettison these draconian COVID19 edicts? Well, it’s principally via Thomas’ musings – musings that, for the time being, we’re still afforded the wherewithal to access; principles that also happen to have made our nation great and that used to be taught in our school system.
Plow through the following from one of our nation’s illustrious framers’ quills and try to tell me with a straight face that Jefferson wouldn’t have sought to derail our current, oppressive and unconstitutional COVID19 decrees.
- The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.
- It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors?
- A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.
- If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.
- The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife.
- And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.
- No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms [within his own lands or tenements].
- The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
- Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
- In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.
- I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.
- It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.
- I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom. And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.
- The disease of liberty is catching; those armies will take it in the south, carry it thence to their own country, spread there the infection of revolution and representative government, and raise its people from the prone condition of brutes to the erect altitude of man.
- Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories.
- Still one thing more, fellow-citizens — a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.
- A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army. We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
- Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules. That these rules shall be as equal as prudential considerations will admit, will certainly be the aim of our legislatures, general and particular.
- have been happy… in believing that… whatever follies we may be led into as to foreign nations, we shall never give up our Union, the last anchor of our hope, and that alone which is to prevent this heavenly country from becoming an arena of gladiators.
- I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.
Finally, I believe until “We The People” resurrect the aforementioned motto and mantra by which the likes of Franklin and Jefferson clipped along, namely, pardon my redundancy, “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God”, then we will continue to see this land morph into a cartoon of what it was intended to be.
Yep, until we internally get to where our founders were, in particular, believing like they did, that it was their divine duty to vehemently oppose oppressors and not kiss their enslaving backside, we will continue to eat crap and content ourselves with ever-decreasing freedom and the land of the free and the home of the brave will irreversibly morph into the land of the bound and home of the slaves.
The Effeminization Of The American Male
by Doug Giles
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