In 1951 the twenty-second amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, establishing term limits for U.S. Presidents. I’m not going to go into the history of this amendment, but I do believe it is a good idea. Read more
Category: Random thoughts
In a recent response to the Florida legislature passing a bill banning abortion after 15 weeks, our President said “Last night, the Republickan-controlled Florida Legislature passed a dangerous bill that will severely restrict women’s access to reproductive health care.”
This is, of course, a lie based on a twisting of words. Read more
Writing for TownHall.com, Betsy McCaughey reminds us that “Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. said the ‘best test of truth’ is whether it survives in ‘the competition of the market.'” I believe that Justice Holmes was wrong. Truth remains truth independently of whether men accept it or suppress it. The marketplace of ideas does not determine what is true or false, a statement is either objectively true, false, self contradictory, or ambiguous and undecidable. Opinion and consensus have nothing to do with truth.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. – Romans 1:18
The government doesn’t decide what is true. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube do not decide what is true. People in these organizations may choose to suppress viewpoints with which they disagree, and when they do, they do so in unrighteousness, especially when they suppress the truth to prevent the dissemination of what they call “misinformation.”
I find it an interesting coincidence of language that G.O.A.T. is an acronym for “Greatest Of All Time” when someday soon in the future Jesus will separate the sheep from the goats. And things don’t look good for the goats.
Sometimes there’s a light in the darkness
I don’t usually bother reading The New York Times. When I do, it’s even less likely that I’ll read their commentary, particularly Maureen Dowd. But, Maureen Dowd’s piece on the death of Jason Rivera is worth a read.
Maybe there is hope that we might be able to get along with those we generally disagree with after all. Even our vilest enemies still bear the image of God.
And no, Maureen Dowd is not one of my vilest enemies. Read the piece.
Millions, Billions, Trillions, all terms for a large amount, and depending on where you are all having different meanings. I live in the United States where a billion is a thousand million, and a trillion is a thousand billion. Or to put that another way, a trillion is a million million.
I’ll admit it, I’m a conservative – both politically and theologically. I long ago gave up writing about politics. It’s a morass regardless of which side of the aisle you come down on.