Benjamin Franklin once declared, “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.”
Obviously, Franklin was discussing monetary poverty. His warnings apply to socialism, communism and progressivism. Yet his words also ring true for our spiritual and moral well-being. First, progressives turned America into a welfare state, complete with socialized health care. Now, the left has made Americans easy in their indecency and lack of personal responsibility.
Thousands of protesters at the Women’s March donned pink “p*ssy” hats. Many wore head pieces, and in some cases full body costumes, of vaginas. Others, including men, carried signs saying, “Grab this,” and “my p*ssy grabs back.” Women have been marching in the streets for decades demanding the right to kill their own children. Now they do it with female genitalia on their heads.
In eight years the left took us from traditional marriage to persecuting those who refuse to participate in a same-sex marriage. Body parts no long define a female or a male, just feelings. And Christianity is portrayed as more dangerous than radical Islam.
Thousands of marchers protested the vulgarity and crudeness of our new president. They reject the man who gloated about his extra-marital affairs and bragged about grabbing females. Yet where is their morality?
Liberal darling, Donna Hylton, spent 27 years in prison for her part in kidnapping, torturing and killing 62-year-old Thomas Vigliarole. Yet, she was a featured speaker at the march. According to a 1995 Psychology Today article Crime and Punishment?:
“Vigliarole believed the three girls were prostitutes who were going to have sex with him. Instead, they picked him up on March 8 in Elmhurst, Queens, at Maria’s home, and drugged him to make him drowsy. Then they drove him to Selma’s apartment in Harlem. The apartment had already been prepared for an extended torture session: The closet door had been cut, a pot put in it for use as a toilet, the windows boarded.
“For the next 15 to 20 days (police aren’t sure just when Vigliarole died), the man was starved, burned, beaten, and tortured.”
Protesters praised Hylton for her support of “Women’s Rights”. Many characterized her speech as inspiring. I’m a woman and the ONLY way a person who kidnaps, brutally tortures and murders speaks for me is if it’s in regards to repentance and forgiveness. Hylton shows none of this.
Event organizer, Linda Sarsour, took the stage as well. Sarsour is a strong advocate for Sharia Law, which commands “honor” killings. Male family members may legally execute female relatives to restore “honor” if she disgraces the family. These offenses include not wearing a hijab, talking to a non-family male, engaging in homosexuality, or having premarital sex. Birth control is forbidden and women obtaining an abortion are themselves killed. But what about rape victims? Sharia Law allows her execution for having sex outside of marriage. It also permits the murder of all homosexuals and LGBT members. Sharia Law denounces everything the protesters marched for. Yet they cheered Sarsour, who praises Sharia Law, the antitheses of “Women’s Rights.”
In concerts, Madonna parades on a stage scantly clothed and grabbing her genitals. Then admitted she dreamt of “blowing up the White House.” Yet, she believes she has a moral basis to judge President Trump.
Progressives like Democrat President Woodrow Wilson and Margaret Sanger set the course for us becoming easy in our morally poverty. First, Wilson coopted our education system to re-write the truth of our honorable leaders. They turned George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Abraham Lincoln from God-fearing men into rich racists. Therefore, purposely destroying their ethical conduct for us to follow.
Sanger took America down the path of eugenics and murder under the guise of family planning. As a eugenist, her goal was to weed out the undesirables, such as minorities and the physically or mentally impaired. She did this by preventing their conception or terminating them before birth. For an extensive look at Sanger’s horrific achievements, see What Margaret Sanger, Nazi’s, the KKK, and Women’s March Movement Have in Common.
Sanger’s strong push for birth control disintegrated personal and sexual responsibility. The family unit broke apart as people realized they could freely sleep around without consequences. Any baby produced then became a “choice”. If a woman decided to keep it, the man felt free to walk away. Feminism convinced women they didn’t need a husband or a father for their children. Some women became so promiscuous, a paternity test became needed to prove the father’s identify. Sometimes even to the mother!
We, America, are morally bankrupt.
But it is not just our sexual habits that have decayed. Citizens praise lawbreakers while demeaning policemen. Abortion and same-sex marriage advocates set out to destroy Christian businesses if they do not participate in their causes. The left excuses ISIS and Muslim extremists, even while they continue to massacre Christians in the Middle East and infidels everywhere. They completely melted down when North Carolina passed a bill rejecting Obama’s transgender bathroom Executive Order. They even called for boycotts of the state until the bill’s repeal.
Part of the issue is we have stopped calling sin and evil for what it is. Criminals are justified. Illegal aliens have become victims. Islamic terrorists are lone wolfs, even though the media tries desperately to somehow tie it to Christianity or 2nd Amendment advocates. Unwed mothers used to be uncomfortable in their situation, forcing them to work hard to give a better life to their child. Instead, the government pays these mothers, leading to 3-4 generation welfare families. Welfare has become the surrogate father. Woman are kept in perpetual poverty, worshipping at the altar of the government.
I’m not suggesting the poor should not be helped. But as Franklin said, they shouldn’t be rewarded either. Churches and religious organizations, along with private citizens, have always done a better job giving a hand up than a hand out to those in need, both monetarily and spiritually.
As Franklin warned, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
The government is perfectly fine with that as they know they will be the master.
Since everyone is a sinner, to believe we can all live perfect lives is ridiculous. Everyone makes mistakes. However, the morality of the people is measured by their desire to repent of those sins. We have become so spiritually bankrupt that pre-marital sex, sexual immorality, lying, cheating, stealing, and even murder are not transgressions anymore, but lifestyles. Many are so deep in the hole, they don’t think they do anything worth repenting for.
America is in a virtual tailspin in regards to her ethical status. Her moral compass is broken and thrown in the bottom drawer. Protesters praised a murder, a harlot, and a Muslim extremist. But a pro-life organization wanted to participate was like inviting Satan himself.
We are at a crossroads. We can either become Nineva or Sodom and Gomorrah. As I watch men parade around in lipstick, high heels and teddy’s, and women in female body parts, I pray for the best, but am planning for the worst.
God help us all.
But that’s just my 2 cents.