Once again, "pro-life" "christians" did back flips to try and justify their compromise of the life issue trying to convince everyone (including themselves) that John McCain is actually pro-life (which McCain, in his last public debate against Obama with Bob Schieffer moderating, with his own mouth declared that he voted "for Breyer and Ginsburg").
However, these same people know in their hearts that John McCain shares no fidelity to the life issue in any significant or meaningful way. Like many in the Republican Party, McCain's commitment to life is about as deep as a mud puddle.
How can John McCain, and his fellow Republicans in Washington, D.C., look pro-life Christians and conservatives in the eye in 2008 and expect that we take them seriously when they say that they are "pro-life"? If the GOP had truly wanted to overturn Roe v. Wade and end legal abortion-on-demand, they could have already done it. They controlled the White House, the U.S. Senate, and the House of Representatives for six long years, for goodness sake. The reason they did not do it is because they did not want to do it, and presumed that they would get the votes of the Immoral Majority in the 2008 election by not wanting to act against those who support abortion homicide. They merely used "pro-life" rhetoric as a campaign tool to dupe gullible Christian voters, as they have done before.
The vast majority of notable "pro-life" leaders in the country trumpeted the candidacy of John McCain, and the best challenge they could come up with was: "McCain had better not pick a 'pro-choice' Vice President."
John McCain openly embraces embryonic stem cell research. In 2000, he boldly said he did not favor the overturn of Roe v. Wade. John McCain was a member of the infamous "Gang of 14" senators from both parties whose purpose was to oppose pro-life, strict constructionist judges.
Speaking of judges, John McCain voted for the pro-abortion justice, Stephen Breyer, and the radical, pro-abortion, ACLU attorney, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So much for the argument that we need John McCain for the sake of appointing conservative justices to the Supreme Court. For that matter, Republican appointments dominated the Court that gave us Roe v. Wade and the one that later gave us Doe v. Bolton. Proving, once again, that the Republican Party, as a whole, has no real commitment to the life issue.
John McCain also gave us McCain-Feingold. This is the law that keeps pro-life or pro-Second Amendment organizations from broadcasting ads that mention a candidate by name 30 days before a primary election or 60 days before a general election. This proves that John McCain believes neither in the right to life nor the right to keep and bear arms. (This is one reason why the Gun Owners of America gives McCain a grade of F.)
In a debate with George W. Bush in May of 2000, John McCain attacked Bush's support for the pro-life plank in the Republican Party. Still today, John McCain believes that babies who are conceived via rape or incest should be murdered. I remind readers, however, that there are no "exceptions" in the womb, only babies.
If all of the above is not enough, as a senator, John McCain has repeatedly voted to fund pro-abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood with federal tax dollars. In fact, McCain has voted to use federal tax dollars to support abortion providers at home and overseas. Yes, this "pro-life" senator (along with "pro-life" President, George W. Bush) has significantly increased federal spending for abortion providers to levels eclipsing even the appropriations authorized by President Bill Clinton and his fellow Democrats.
John McCain also supports the United Nations, which not only works to strip the United States of its independence and sovereignty, and banish our right to keep and bear arms, but is also the most radical, pro-abortion organization in the entire world. More babies have been aborted around the world under the auspices of the U.N. than any other single entity.
As it says in Scripture: "Do not judge by appearances."
(German Luther 1912) 1 Timothy 2:12 = Einem Weibe aber gestatte ich nicht, da� sie lehre, auch nicht, da� sie des Mannes Herr sei, sondern stille sei.
(RVR 1960) 1 Timothy 2:12 = Porque no permito a la mujer ense�ar, ni ejercer dominio sobre el hombre, sino estar en silencio.
(French LS) 1 Timothy 2:12 = Je ne permets pas � la femme d'enseigner, ni de prendre de l'autorit� sur l'homme; mais elle doit demeurer dans le silence.
(NKJV) 1 Timothy 2:12 = I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.
As it is presently worded, the 19th Amendment is semantically incorrect. The word that should have been used instead is: gender and NOT "sex." Sex includes all sorts of things besides gender, such as those given to bestiality, pedophility, masturbational self-sodomy, sex-slave bondage and/or torture, adultery, fornication, etc.
Humanly-conceived, humanly-enacted, and humanly-enforced laws, statutes, and regulations are not "etched in stone." They can be revised, altered, deleted, and replaced. Temporary definitions (and even purportedly "permanent" definitions) of what and what is not "legal" pertaining to such can change 180 degrees in a very short time....depending upon the changeable desires and attitudes of government and governed. Any of the three branches of American government (the executive, legislative, and judicial) can establish and not prohibit according to their whims, as can the civilian voters who voted them in.
What was - according to typical government law and statute - LOOSE-long-haired mopheaded and/or naked-armed sleevesless and/or nude-legged slacksless and/or flip-flops-footed socksless indecent attire for female humans shortly after the turn of the century and before (approximately 1750-1910) is now neither specifically outlawed nor punished by law-enforcement officers and court judges or juries. Committing abortion homicide is not specifically prohibited by the U.S. Supreme Court so as to allow much of the media and populace to rename such murder as "medically-amoral reproductive choice performed" without punishment. Nude young-women strippers freely dance in privately-public bars and nightclubs without much reprisal. Massage and escort harlotry is rampant while misdressed decoy cops occasionally trap streetwalker-searching male drivers and arrest such. More and more broadcast vulgarity is being allowed by the FCC.
There was a period in United States history when the 18th Amendment - pushed into national law by teetotaling prohibitionists - unduly restricted the production, sale, and transport of alcoholic beverages. Though the intent by some of those people was to do away with drunkenness, the overall effect was to disregard wine-ingesting-supportive Scripture verses.
Therefore, the 18th Amendment was repealed, and the liquor is now made, transported, sold, and bought freely (except after certain hours and/or on Sundays in certain places).
The 19th Amendment - specifically giving women the right to vote plus hold political and governmental office - was and yet is a needless imposition and incitement for women to do what the amendment suggests they do......contrary to:
Ecclesiastes 7:27-29 = Behold, this is what I found, says the Preacher, adding one thing to another to find the sum,
28 which my mind has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. One man among a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I have not found.
29 Behold, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many devices
Isaiah 3:12 = My people: Children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.
Nahum 3:13 Behold, your troops are women in your midst. The gates of your land are wide open to your foes; fire has devoured your bars
I Timothy 2:12-14 = I allow no woman to teach nor have authority over men; she is to keep silent. For Adam was formed first, and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
As a lamentable and disasterous consequence of the 19th Amendment which directly induces women to violate their subservient-to-male-authority position, we as a sick and beleagered society are besieged and wearied with women clergy, newsanchors, reporters, politicians, high government officials, judges, lawyers, air traffic controllers, fighter pilots, state troopers, and much more. Thus there is the irritating harassment of women's sensual attention-distracting presence, erotically sexy voices, immodest dress, legalistic lack of constructive and innovative imagination, illogic, moodiness, menstuation-based incapacity, physical strength and endurance limitations, wanting weird variety to do things in senselessly-strange ways, and disruptive emotionalism.
It is a crying shame and disgrace that a former U.S. Supreme Court judge appointed by Ronald Reagan, a present U.S. Supreme Court judge appointed by Clinton, a former Bush National Security Advisor and presently U.S. Secretary of State, many state senators and representatives, the present Speaker of the House, two California U.S. senators, one of Minnesota's two U.S. Senators from this state, and foolishly-compromising McCain's choice for VP.......are [inferior-gender/weaker-sex] women.
If the 19th Amendment were repealed, women probably could still vote and try to hold authoritative office....but they would not be so non-Biblically encouraged to so do by legal mandate.....therefore restoring both restful plus sensible peace and order in every community throughout America.
Religious heretics - both men and women - are deceptively and/or ignorantly equating the Deborah and Esther of the Old Testament with feminist-sexist wanna-be-VP Sarah Palin.
Scripture never states that Deborah was a king or military leader in Israel. In Judges chapter 4 (giving the record of what actually Deborah did), the chapter starts out (v. 5) stating that Deborah was merely a prophetess judging Israel to whom Israel came for judgment.
Consider these verses:
Judges 4:9 And she said, "I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman." Then Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.
Judges 4:10 And Barak summoned Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and ten thousand men went up at his heels; and Deborah went up with him.
Judges 4:14 And Deborah said to Barak, "Up! For this is the day in which the Lord has given Sisera into your hand. Does not the Lord go out before you?" So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him.
Judges 5:1 Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abino-am on that day:
Judges 5:12 "Awake, awake, Deborah! Awake, awake, utter a song! Arise, Barak, lead away your captives, O son of Abino-am.
Notice in verse 9 that the glory for war victory was not given to wimp-pussy Barak who would not fight unless Debbie was with him.
Notice in verse 14 that ten thousand MEN followed BARAK (NOT Deborah) into battle.
Notice in verse 12 that Deborah merely uttered a song, while Barak led away captives.
Notice, in stark contrast to mere advisor Debbie, what combat soldier Barak did:
Judges 4:6 She sent and summoned Barak the son of Abino-am from Kedesh in Naphtali, and said to him, "The Lord, the God of Israel, commands you, "Go, gather your men at Mount Tabor, taking ten thousand from the tribe of Naphtali and the tribe of Zebulun.
Judges 4:8 Barak said to her, "If you will go with me, I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go."
Judges 4:9 And she said, "I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman." Then Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh. Judges 4:10 And Barak summoned Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and ten thousand men went up at his heels; and Deborah went up with him.
Judges 4:12 When Sisera was told that Barak the son of Abino-am had gone up to Mount Tabor,
Judges 4:14 And Deborah said to Barak, "Up! For this is the day in which the Lord has given Sisera into your hand. Does not the Lord go out before you?" So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him.
Judges 4:15 And the Lord routed Sisera and all his chariots and all his army before Barak at the edge of the sword; and Sisera alighted from his chariot and fled away on foot.
Judges 4:16 And Barak pursued the chariots and the army to Harosheth-ha-goiim, and all the army of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword; not a man was left.
Finally, notice that credit is NOT given to Deborah (she is not even mentioned in the references below!) but rather to Barak:
1 Samuel 12:11 And the Lord sent Jerubbaal and Barak, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side; and you dwelt in safety.
Hebrews 11:32 And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets-
Next, we look at Esther.
WHAT was Esther's accomplishment? Was she a First Lady.......or instead a Vice-President? Even though King Ahasuerus promised her "up to half of my kingdom," was it his intent (congruent with the laws of the Medes and the Persians and his male counselors who advised him to demote Queen Vashti) to give her up to half the land and half the wealth of Persia.....but not to rule over it nor over theother half of it as Queen?
Was it to further feminist sexism in the style of insubordinate and nonsubmissive DEPOSED former-queen Vashti? Was it to chauvenistically gain power for women to take over Persian government and control men under female authority? Was it to insinuate or promote Christian pro-life/anti-abortion public policy by not aborting a Downs Syndrome baby and by highlighting a not-so-sacred indecently-hairstyled and fornicated 17-year-old daughter also not willing (for whatever causes) to publicly abort her illegitimate baby? Was it to partner with an aging previously-divorced former-POW maverick Ahasuerus conniving to get the feminist votes? Did Esther "come to royalty for such a time and purpose as this?" Obviously NOT!
Or was it rather to prevent her people from being murdered because of their race? Please give a rhetorical yes to that one. Can we REALLY misrepresent Obama as some alleged Haman intending to murder all anti-abortionists in America when elected? He sure had not said that in any of his speeches, to my knowledge.
Esther was submissive to her king husband Ahasuerus; the sexist arrogance Sarah Palin publicly displays is anything but quiet humility.
Many people, including other women, have complained that non-domestic non-stay-at-home politically-ambitious-to-compete-against-men Sarah Palin is not giving her young-children family the time and attention a stay-at-home mom should give. They are entirely supported by Scripture:
Titus 2:5 = [Train the younger women] to be sensible, chaste, domestic, kind, and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God may not be discredited.
Consider the sexual-harassment Sarah Palin plans as Vice President of the United States:
1 Timothy 5:13 = Besides that, they learn to be idlers, gadding about from house to house, and not only idlers but gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.
Some feminist sexist reporters, analysts, and others misstate that those who oppose Sarah Palin as VP are [purportedly]: "sexist." ACTUALLY, those reporters, analysts, and other of their ilk themselves are satanically sexist, and are turning things inside-out and upside-down, as Isaiah states:
Isaiah 5:20 = Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! [who call the patriarchal-righteous "sexist" when in fact they themselves are the ones who are (feminist) sexist!]
Isaiah 29:16 = You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay; that the thing made should say of its maker, "He did not make me"; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding"?
Whether the GOP planned this sneak move months previously to promote Sarah Palin from city council member and mayor......suddenly to leap to the position of governor of Alaska among a sparse and small group of somewhat-politically-indifferent people.....should be investigated. Being governor for a mere 1.5 years compared to a Biden of 25+ years of FAR-greater national and international experience is crucial to understand and admit. Even an Obama who has survived Chicago gangland, physically and politically - yet come out alive and unscathed - has significantly more experience and success to cite.
Could not McCain have instead selected anti-abortion MALE Mitt Romney to further anti-abortion policy objectives? DID he have to vainly suckhole to pro-abortion-homicide Clintonite feminists to futility try to get their votes? HAS he not lost MUCH respect and trust among fundamentalist genuine Christians by promoting a member of the inferior-gender weaker sex to be his VP running mate? Will such not dearly cost him and the GOP on Election Day? Before the RNC convention, I saw a few Obama bumper stickers and lawn signs. Now I am seeing a lot more, and am now rather ambivalent to them.
DOES a woman have the capacity to do what a man can do as well as a man?
Let's see if we see a pattern all throughout the Bible that obviously applies to all people of all times of all locations:
Leviticus 27:1-7 (paraphrased): A human male is worth more than a human female.
Ecclesiastes 7:27-28 (paraphrased): I could not find one politically-adequate woman among a thousand people, though I did find one man.
Isaiah 3:12 (paraphrased): My people: Shrieking, spoiled, brat children are their oppressors, and don't-abuse-kids-by-spanking-them feminist-sexist women rule over them.....causing shocking-noise terrorism, confusion, chaos, hatred, and anger.
Nahum 3:13 (RSV paraphrased): Hey, your national-guard troops are women in your midst; fire has devoured your 9112001 Trade-Tower bars and quite a number of needless casualties in Iraq.
I Corinthians 11:1-16 (KJV paraphrased): The head of a man is Christ, and the head of a woman is her husband......It is not the custom of the churches of God to consider a woman's loose long hair adequate as a veil nor a prayer covering.
I Corinthians 14:33-39 (paraphrased): As in all the churches of God, the women must keep silence and are not allowed to speak, even to give announcements or being Scripture lecturn readers during offical Sunday morning church services.
I Peter 3:7 (paraphrased): Husbands, live considerately with your wives, given honor to the woman as to the weaker gender, that your prayers be not hindered.
SHOULD Sarah Palin have been a heartbeat away from the proposed presidency an aging McCain who has already been afflicted with serious diseases of body and mind:
I Timothy 2:12-15 = I allow NO woman to teach nor have authority over men; she is to keep silent. For Adam was formed first, not Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman, being deceived, became a transgressor. Yet women will be saved by bearing children, if they continue in faith and holiness, with modesty.
Sarah Palin's bare-naked shortened-skirted legs on stage at the RNC were anything but modest. Nor is her unpredictably-occasional mopheaded loose long hair......violating Isaiah 47:1-4 (RSV) concerning the nude legs and disregarding the inferences and implications of both RSV's Numbers 5:18 and Song of Solomon 7:5.
During the last term of George W., Bush kept gas prices relatively low instead of them soaring out of sight as they have soared in Europe, significantly done his part to prevent another 9112001 terrorist attack, restrained the murderous insanity of abortionists as much as he could, and thwarted as much as possible the sickening perversion of homogay sodomites.
It is not the fault of Bush that high-wage-demanding union workers have committed strikes, offsetting incentive Bush taxcuts to corporations, resulting in not Bush but instead corporate execs downsizing and laying off unionized troublemakers, then hiring cheap and hard-working Mexican and Chinese laborers, and relocating their companies to less restrictive real estate overseas.
Bush, as with the Lord, is not to blame for the high-gas-prices greed of Saudi and domestic Wall Street oil investors who bid up oil prices nor for foreclosures-causing greedy bank mortgage lenders and their realtor accomplices. Deregulating the creeps has allowed them to destroy themselves by themselves......and expose them as the greedy sheisters they are! A few savvy people making themselves rich by inflating prices and consequentially hurting the less-knowledgeable majority of the common people is neither the fault of Christ Jesus nor of George W. Bush.
Bush, like the benign Creator Bush belongs to, has let greedy people borrow and buy more than they had money for to cause themselves to suffer debt, foreclosure and recession.....and (like the Lord) has not stopped them in their insane deviancy.
Some conservative-radio talk-show hosts have has pointed out that our own American Founding Fathers not only legalized non-declared wars, but had the military and their resources engage in such non-declared wars. To them, such was obviously not unconstitutional. In our recent situations, not only was the non-declared war against Iraq to aid allies of the United States (such as Israel, fired upon with SCUD missiles from the direction of Iraq), but when Saddam's Iraqi belligerants fired upon American aircraft patrolling No-Combat Zones, such provocation deserved understandable self-defensive and self-protective retaliation. Such is also the case when a gun-toting suspect not merely fires a pistol at a police officer, but even points the firearm (or reasonable-enough facsimile) at him when directed by the officer to drop the armament.....and consequently is rightly shot to death by the law-enforcement agent.
Proverbs 26:18-19 = Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death, is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I am only joking!" [RSV]
The war effort in Iraq has giving thousands of people in corporate industries throughout America jobs and money, and, though indebting the government with deficit, has helped to insure prosperity and security even for ally Israel, who were attacked with SCUD missiles entering into Haifa and Tel Aviv from the direction of Saddam's Iraq and besieged with suicide bombers trained in camps within the territory of Baathist Iraq.
Those republicrats who are in sexist-femininst euphoria about non-stay-at-home non-domestic Sarah Palin and her meager short-term-as-probably-GOP-setup-governor (in contrast to the substantial senatorial experience of mere State-Senator-turned-U.S.-Senator Obama).......and who ignore the diversionary burden her children (especially the handicapped and illicitly-pregnant ones) will have on her, probably voted for the McCain/Palin Presidential/Vice-Presidential ticket.
Temporary support for Obama was given only for the purpose of insuring Hillary was not the Democratic Party presidential nominee.
Any criticism against Obama pertaining to his presidential crusade is balanced by the feminist-sexist error committed by snobbish and snotty-faced, sassy-attitude-compromiser John McCain in selecting inferior-gender weaker-sex Sarah Palin to be his VP running mate as one heartbeat away from her then becoming President of the United States and thus most powerful person in the world with her shameful luridly-embarrassing exposed for all to see and lust at.
Who would you rather have rule over you as President:
A serious and concerned, alert and fair-minded superior-gender stronger-sex black man.....or rather a sort of cutesy, sexist-feminist, white, inferior-gender/weaker-sex woman who has obediently and noninhibitedly jumped through all the feminism-encouraged chauvenist-opportunity hoops to get where she is, and is arrogantly ready to take over if the feminist-sexist John who selected her incapacitates himself or is incapacitated?
Compare basically-good King David and basically-good Bathsheba with basically-evil King Ahab and basically-evil Jezebel. Compare penitently-life-sustaining betrayer Peter with impenitently-suicidal betrayer Judas Iscariot.
Preferable it would have been for former governor of Massachusetts and devout Mormon Mitt Romney to have been selected GOP Vice-Presidential candidate instead in view of his present kosher views about abortion and homosexuality now that he is not in duressed affiliation with errant-voting-records Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy, and John Kerry (all of Massachusetts).
As Jesus said: "By your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." And: "by their fruits you will know them."
Notice that I am not making much mention of feminist-sexist-supported Hillary Fostergate Clinton. We will let the anti- [women-in-charge-over-men] Scripture of Leviticus 27:1-6, Numbers 30, Ecclesiastes 7:27-28, Isaiah 3:12, Nahum 3:13, I Cor. 11 and 14:33-38, I Timothy 2:12, and I Peter 3:7 speak for itself. To decry rape and indifference against women is one thing, but to establish them in charge over men is quite another!
A serious issue requiring elaboration is what to do about out-of-control gasoline prices against American consumers. About that much needs to be said, and especially elaborated on by McCain.
Every time someone buys a new or used SUV, van, or other gas-guzzling vehicle, he or she is contributing to the high-priced gas problem. Arab oil exporters, American oil companies, refineries, gasoline trucking tankers, and local national service stations do not force people to buy gasoline suckers. Even buying economy subcompact cars is not sufficient, being that low-speed but all-battery electric cars are now very much available within the under-$20,000 price range. (See http://zennelectricars.tripod.com for example).
Building more oil refineries is not the answer. Drilling in Alaska is not the answer. Conserving gasoline by avoiding vacation trips is not the answer. Even eliminating federal taxes on gasoline during the summer will only increase demand for and consumption of gas, thus reducing supply, thus causing gas-price inflation, and thus exacerbating global-warming greenhouse effect and noxious pollution. Ethanol/gasoline mixture still requires some gasoline as a motorcar fuel.
World and American pressure needs to be applied to those who pump oil wherever they are globally, applied against those who black-market it to the highest bidder, and applied against investors and brokers who price crude oil before it gets to the refineries.
Lowering speed limits and strict police enforcement of those lower limits, however, is part of the answer!
Designating the right-hand lanes of highways for slower electric cars is is part of the answer!
Providing heated garages for overnite housing of electric cars and heated garages for daytime enclosure of electric cars at places of employment is part of the answer!
Obviously, Congress must agree on non-partisan specifics legislating immediate construction and production of facilities and commerce regarding photovoltiac solar cells, solar panels, wind turbines, and nuclear-energy plants.
Obama claps for himself after every one of his shrill public tirades of euphoria-inciting speeches, and he claps for the people to to solve their own economic and social problems with their own conniving and manipulations so he does not get blamed for inevitable failures.
It is not enough to presume that fools will automatically change their minds and behavior themselves to the better about abortion and homosexuality through education and philosophy without applying force of legislation, police action, and adjudication. As long as there are legal family laws pertaining to marriage, adultery, sodomy, indecent exposure, sexual assault, divorce, etc. and as long as courts take on scenarios involving such issues, fools are not going to govern themselves with mere powerless and opposing religious influences. Those who purport differently simply do not face reality. Cultic one-sided applications of one-sided religious texts help no one and harm everyone. There is a reason the Holy Bible contains 66 Old and New Testament books.....not a few pet verses deviates are hung up on.
I Peter 3:1-4 =
1 Likewise you wives, be submissive to your husbands, so that some, though they do not obey the word, may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,
2 when they see your reverent and chaste behavior.
3 Let not yours be the outward adorning with braiding of hair, decoration of gold, and wearing of fine clothing,
4 but let it be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable jewel of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.