I followed up, as many quotes are often mis-attributed. It was from Octavia Butler’s book “Parable Of the Talents.” While that particular work of fiction may be good, or bad, or whatever, ..the quote is brilliance. Some truths simply have a life of their own.
“Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought. To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool. To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen. To be led by a liar is to ask to be lied to. To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.”
Traditional marriage is under attack like never before.
People not only in America but all over the world are debating and arguing over what a marriage is and what a marriage isn’t. As Christians it doesn’t really matter what our opinions of marriage are or whether or not we think that it should be re-defined. What should matter to believers like us is what the Bible and God says about marriage.
The Bible clearly defines marriage and anyone who cares to read it for themselves will find there really are no gray areas even though some people will attempt to say that there are. Marriage is biblically defined as a holy union ordained by God to be between one man and one woman. No human being, no act of congress, nor any society created marriage. Marriage goes all the way back to Genesis. In Genesis 1:27-28 we read this: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” And in our first reading this morning we read this: So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
Grand Traverse County to make a statement affirming Constitutional Rights in light of Covid fear pandering.
On Wednesday, the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners will address in a small way, the potential for yet another round of mandates, and the pressures currently being made for the population to accept and receive as-yet unapproved and untested vaccines.
Those who oppose the effort, a resolution in support for your constitutionally protected rights, will attempt to abuse the constitution in their own way arguing for ‘general welfare’ as reasons to support mandates, lock-downs and other restrictions placed on your liberties. Those who oppose the statement of liberty would gladly see government toss it’s constitutional limits any time fear can be applied successfully – As it has in the past 18 months.
The tactics of the nation's 'premier law enforcement' agency ..suck.
We probably told you so at some point.
If ever there was a time to harbor a little distrust in our government, it is at this point in history. Anyone in law enforcement who encourages, or sanctions the type of actions described in this video needs to be imprisoned.
It could be argued that this is not a constitutional government anymore.
My friend Abby is right about outright partisanship being counter productive when fighting big (and oppressive) gov.
I understand that the Republican party has many things to say about Democrat politicians, but all of it is useless blather if the Republicans are complicit in their action, or lack thereof. Think state police ticketing for haircuts, and state attorney generals ordering license revocation because someone needs to work to live.
We’ve said it often enough here, that an R or D is no guarantee. Our state government mechanization has reached critical mass, and is much like an overly aggressive and hungry dog that knows no master any longer, and sees us as its meal. The binding chain needs to be far stronger, or the beast needs to be put down. The dog should not be in control of US.
Legislative malfeasance allowing executive to inject politics into state operations?
The operations of state government need to remain free of political consideration.
One might think that equal treatment under the law would be of primary concern. But the reality of (usually) leftist administrations is that they just cannot help themselves when opportunity comes under the guise of ‘regulatory’ services. Should we be surprised to see licensees being forced to accept controversial (or any specific) doctrine in order to ply their trades?
A letter from a friend who is a nurse, Abigail Nobel of Michigan Healthcare Freedom arrived. She reports – and makes a recommendation:
I received an email Tuesday that began:
Dear Licensee – The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) would like to inform you that the Public Health Code – General Rules have been revised which will require implicit bias training for your profession, effective June 1, 2022.
Edward McBroom is a sitting state senator from Michigan’s 38th district, who has listed his background credentials as a fourth-generation dairy farmer, who operates his family’s 100 year old dairy farm with cows, hay, wheat and corn. Mr. McBroom has served his Upper Peninsula community as the dairy superintendent of the Dickinson County Fair and director of the Norway City Band. Mr. McBroom holds bachelor’s degrees in music education and social studies secondary education from Northern Michigan University and he directs music at the First Baptist Church in Norway, Michigan.
Patrick Colbeck is a man who at this point in time could be considered one of We the People, who (in excerpts from his Linked-In account) has listed his background as “a graduate of the University of Michigan with bachelors and masters of science degrees in Aerospace Engineering and also the Life Sciences Department at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. Mr. Colbeck’s professional career is highlighted by engineering design work on key elements of the life support system for the International Space Station. He also served as an instructor at Space Camp in Huntsville, AL.
Mr. Colbeck went on to provide management consulting services for over 11 years including 6 as a self-employed, independent consultant servicing industries as varied as Healthcare, Telecommunications, and Defense. He has been certified as a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and has authored two books, Wrestling Gators: An Outsiders Guide to Draining the Swamp and IT Roadmap for Professional Service Firms.”
Mr. Colbeck also served as a state senator from Michigan’s 7th district for two terms from 2011 to 2018 and he is a policy advisor for The Election Integrity Fund, president of Perspective Shifts, LLC, co-founder and board member of the MI Freedom Center (which serves those who serve us in the armed forces at Detroit Metro Airport and Regional MEPS Centers), and Mr. Colbeck is the CEO and board member of The MI Armed Forces Hospitality Center