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‘Our Evil, Mindless Government’ (2014)

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Was it really only eight years? It felt a lot longer than that!

People have short memories. How many have forgotten how truly awful the Obama presidency was?

https://leeduigon.com/2014/07/26/our-evil-mindless-government/

It was a festival of lawlessness. It was a celebration of all things perverse, insane, and wrong. We are blessed that our republic somehow managed to survive. But enough harm was done so that the next Democrat regime might finish us.

Use the power of the IRS to punish citizens for their politics? Oh, yeah!

But don’t let them catch you holding any bake sales…


Are You Naughty or Nice? Ask the Chinese Government

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All aboard! (Nice people only)

(Thanks to Susan for the news tip)

See, this is just the kind of thing that appeals to “progressives.”

Aided by some 200 million facial-recognition cameras in strategic places, Red China’s “social credit” system last month banned 2.5 million “untrustworthy citizens” from traveling by plane–and another 90,000 from traveling by high-speed trail (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7372431/China-bans-millions-untrustworthy-citizens-taking-planes-month.html).

So far more than 13 million people have been classified as “untrustworthy,” based on their “daily behavior” and social media activities. According to the Chinese government, this is the way to “restore morality.” Meanwhile, “credible citizens” will be rewarded with an assortment of perks.

Yeahbut, yeahbut, yeahbut! If you don’t say or write or do anything bad, you’ve got nothing to worry about!

Providing the highly-computerized system doesn’t mistake you for someone else who’s not so nice.

And of course now every little thing you do wrong is literally a federal offense.

Why do libs go for this sort of thing?

Simply, they can’t tell the difference between government and God.

I pray we have enough sanity left in this country to keep them from ever taking power here. That must not happen ever again.


‘”Climate change” Con Artists Caught Again’ (2015)

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The truth has begun to seep out–“Climate Change” is not about Saving The Planet. It’s about “fundamentally transforming the economic system.” In English, that means imposing communism.

But we’ve been saying this for years. How many times have these “scientific” agencies been caught lying and cheating? For instance:

https://leeduigon.com/2015/07/29/climate-change-con-artists-caught-again/

There we had NOAA, an agency of the federal government, caught feeding us fictitous   temperature readings to try to convince is that the Planet’s Heating Up And We’re All Gonna Die!! unless we give them vast new powers. And a lot more of our money.

I’m sorry, but if you still believe these people, there’s something wrong with you.


‘How to End Income Inequality’ (2014)

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When you see fabulously wealthy politicians and celebrities yapping their heads off about “Income Inequality,” you have to wonder if they’re quite all there. I mean, they could always give you half their money, to make you equal to them.

But they’d always rather give away someone else’s money.

https://leeduigon.com/2014/04/25/how-to-end-income-inequality/

Here is an example from history of a nation that actually achieved income equality, if only for a little while.

I think they hit upon the only way to do it.


Back When We Were Citizens

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I remember back in the 1960s, when I was still in public school, and they first tried to add “sex education” to the curriculum.

Practically the whole town turned out for the school board meeting, to tell the board, in no uncertain terms, “Thou shalt not!” And so they didn’t, because they would’ve all been voted out of office if they had.

My friend Jimmy’s father, Mr. K., was particularly persuasive. They didn’t like to see him coming. So they refrained from innovations to the curriculum–because they had a wholesome fear of how the community would react. Because back then, see, we still had a community.

What’s changed?

For one thing, the state took away virtually all the power that the local school boards had to determine how education was conducted in their district. So if the voters rejected the school budget, the state commissioner had the power to nullify their vote. Eventually people stopped voting down school budgets, because it was futile. And meanwhile, the board had to tailor the curriculum to conform to whatever the state wanted.

I’m sure this happened in other states besides New Jersey.

Local control of school districts protected us from the kind of endless mischief now perpetrated daily by the state and federal governments. We could get it back, if there were ever the political will to abolish the federal Dept. of Education and get the federal government out of education altogether. We would also have to abolish the office of state commissioner of education, abolish state departments of education, and repeal Common Core–including all the “rewrites” which are only Common Core hiding behind a less controversial name.

All of that would be tremendously difficult to accomplish, going up against rich, powerful, entrenched opposition from the government and teachers’ unions.

Much better to pull Christian children, and others, out of public education and give them a Christian education, either at home or in a Christian school.

And there’s a wonderful upside to that.

Kill public education, and liberalism dies.


‘So, Kiddies, You Get Drunk and Have Sex…’ (2015)

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Sometimes it just paralyzes the mind, to think that our government–that we pay for, that’s supposed to represent us–gets up to wicked mischief like this.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/11/06/so-kiddies-you-get-drunk-and-have-sex/

This “lesson” was for eighth graders, 13-year-olds. It was perpetrated by the government, under the guise of Common Core–the federal government’s scheme for to micromanaging every public school classroom in America.

Why don’t we hear much about Common Core anymore?

Mostly because Common Core got real unpopular–so the states that had it stopped using the name and “rewrote” a lot of it. So a lot of states still have it. The Trump administration isn’t pushing it, but hasn’t been able to get rid of it entirely, either.

If we ever elect another Democrat president, Common Core will come roaring back in all its awfulness.


‘Help Wanted: International Monetary Fund Honcho’ (2014)

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You’d smile, too, if you got off without jail time

Two years after this piece was posted, a French court found Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence, but didn’t bother to impose a penalty. After all, anyone could lost half a billion euros.

https://leeduigon.com/2014/08/28/help-wanted-international-monetary-fund-honcho/

As president of the International Monetary Fund, as the world’s highest-profile banker, Lagarde succeeded some guy who was a sexual predator: used to chase chamber maids all around his hotel room. All Chrissie did was let a crooked business magnate walk off with half a billion euros.

Ms. Lagarde and her predecessor are living proof that global government is a very bad idea. A sinner can do damage as the mayor of a small town. As head honcho of a world bank, she can do a lot more damage. We put limitations on government because if we don’t, the government winds up killing us.

“Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils,” the Lord told Isaiah: “for wherein is he to be accounted of?” (Isaiah 2:22)


My Newswithviews column, April 11 (‘Here Comes the Internet Czar’)

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In the 19th century, the word “czar” was synonymous with “tyrant.” Today it’s just another goon set up by the central government.

So now Britain’s going to have an “Internet safety czar” to scrub away what’s left of freedom in that unfortunate nation.

Here Comes The Internet Czar

We learn in Romans 13 that God ordained the civil government to keep the peace, to protect us from those who would do us harm, and to capture and punish, and restrain, evildoers. A government that does those things deserves our support, even if it’s not a Christian government.

Funny, though, isn’t it? Those who complain the loudest about God’s laws–against fornication, mostly–are always the first in line when it comes to cutting off other people’s freedoms.

For the Left’s definition of “freedom,” see North Korea.


Facebook Honcho: More Regulation Means More Freedom!

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In Nothing Studies you learn that “Wet wood burns the best.” Has Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got a degree in Nothing Studies?

In the wake of the Christchurch, New Zealand, massacre, and the governments of New Zealand and Australia threatening to clamp down on social media content, Zuckerberg has called for “more active” government regulation of all social media, including Facebook (https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8756876/mark-zuckerberg-social-network-regulation-christchurch-watchdog/).

Ya see, more regulation means more freedom. Somehow. And Zuckerberg only wants government to come down on “harmful content”–wonder who gets to decide what content is harmful–“election integrity” (so The Russians can’t steal another one from another anointed Democrat candidate), privacy (they just can’t help themselves, when it comes to collecting and selling users’ private information!), and “data portability,” whatever that is. One can almost hear Sessue Hayakawa telling Alec Guinness, “Be happy in your work.”

Meaning, the government in the United Kingdom has promised to stifle Twitter and Instagram if they don’t consent to stricter regulation.

No one has asked this question: Is government any more fit to regulate the social media than the social media themselves? Is it any more honest, any more wise, any more benevolent? Do the personnel of government even obey the government’s own laws–or just ignore or circumvent them every time?

Freedom is not natural to sinners living in a fallen world. God has given us laws which, if followed, would bless us with both liberty and security. The world hates God’s laws and refuses to abide by them. The state of the world is testimony to how good an idea that is.

There is an important role for civil government in God’s scheme of things–to keep the peace, to protect us from those who would do us harm, and to punish evildoers (see Romans Chapter 13). In our Constitution, powers not specifically granted to the central government are reserved to the states and to the people.

You won’t find today’s theories of government in either the Bible or the Constitution.


When They Break Down Your Door in the Middle of the Night

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“Hi! We’re from the government, and we’re here to help you!”

Once upon a time, things like this didn’t happen in America.

A family in Chandler, Arizona, was in bed, sleeping, when shortly after 1 a.m., police broke down their door, yelled and pointed guns at them, and took away the children (https://reason.com/blog/2019/03/27/sick-2-year-old-swat-team-dcs-parents). The state government’s Dept. of Child Safety (!?!) still has custody of the three children, in separate foster homes, and the family will not be allowed to come back together until some judge is in a good mood.

What was the crime that elicited this–shall we say “vigorous”?–response from Herod’s men?

The toddler had a fever. The mother took him to the doctor. While they were waiting to see the doctor, the fever broke, the child’s temperature went down, and he felt well enough to laugh and play.

Take him to the hospital anyhow, the doctor said: he ain’t been vaccinated against meningitis. Finally, to placate the doctor, the mother said yeah, sure; and took her child home. But the doctor called the hospital to tell them his patients were on their way, and when they didn’t show up, the hospital called the doctor and he called Big Brother.

They broke down the door in the middle of the night. Somehow the song “Back in the USSR” comes to mind.

Is this what people become cops for? So they can terrorize sleeping children?

The state even asked the judge to bar the press from reporting on the case–might stir up the peasants, don’t you know.

I mean, really, what is this–England?


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