...I've decided to change my mind. I still have some things causing me much concern about the outcome of the election. I'm trying to teach my children that our actions make a difference. But what about our inactions? What about our silence? When is the right time to speak up? I ask them to make good choices, but then should I remain silent, rely on someone else to declare the obvious things going on? Many people are saying the things that need to be said. Do I just read their words and nod in agreement or do I do something? Anything?
Some interesting and thought provoking links and images.
With friends like these...
Other mind changing going on.
No thanks, we already do community service through our church. One more reason I am grateful for homeschooling. But how long will homeschooling remain legal?
A new holiday on the horizon? For the new leader of the world.
From bondage to bondage:
"About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier: 'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.' 'A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.' 'From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.' 'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years' 'During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
2. from spiritual faith to great courage;
3. from courage to liberty;
4. from liberty to abundance;
5. from abundance to complacency;
6. from complacency to apathy;
7. from apathy to dependence;
8. from dependence back into bondage.
(I saw the above several places, but first at Christine's. And she had something else to say.)
Hope for all...well, almost all.
FOCA--Freedom of Choice Act Facts from Esther and From the Field of Blue Children (h/t to Soul Pockets for the last link.)
I was born before 1972, but this still haunted me when I read it.
Abortion has been compared to slavery. Jen at Conversion Diary contrasts it to the Holocaust. Is abortion a "human right"?
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset days telling our children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.
If I wanted socialism I could have left my country. If my country embraces socialism where will I go?
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26