Some see, few know, many choose to wander aimlessly in a fog, devoid of sunlight. I seek the light of day and leave the others to their chosen realm of ignorance. They are the ones who have brought this great nation down. I write only for the benefit of those who possess the courage required to restore our birthright.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A READER'S REBUTTAL-GUEST BLOGGER REX FOSTER


I have the distinct honor of introducing Rex Foster to my readers, as a man who disagrees with what I wrote in my last essay 'Freedom Of Speech...A Gift Of God?'. He not only disagrees but states his case with clarity and reason. This is not the first time that he and I have had opposing viewpoints as Rex is an outstanding patriot with strong points of view. I have long compared my relationship with him to that of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams as they were renowned for their differing opinions but until they died, both on the same day, July 4, 1826, each held the other in the highest regard. Without further ado I give you the thoughts of my friend Rex Foster:


I have to disagree with the premise that the right of free speech did not come from God. 

That premise that rights do not come from God goes against what the founders understood and embodied in our Declaration of Independence and in the US Constitution. Such is the very basis of our nation. All rights do come from God, but it is up to man to secure them. Thus we fought for what God provided to us, but fighting to secure it did not create the right. Speech is only an extension of one's thoughts, and no law or government can eliminate thoughts. Our Constitution designates levels of government, and the powers delegated to those levels, but it enumerates rights of individuals that already exist. It is the individual that decides whether to use those rights or not, or to stop others that would try to take away those rights. 

As far as elections go, the choices were made by voters, not party officials or elected public officials. For instance, in NC, the race for the US Senate, 55% of the voters in the primary did not support the nominee, but did not agree on who they wanted to be that nominee out of the 8 candidates. Neither did they listen to the TV and print ads about who they should elect. But 45% of the voters did agree on a nominee, for whatever reason, and by law, that is who won. While the nominee choice was not the preferred choice of conservatives, it was conservatives who did not secure that choice. They did not act to secure that which was given them. 

From the NC BOE website, the turnout of the NC primary was :
15.79% (1,028,600 voters out of voted out of 6,516,126 voters total including Democrat voters. For the Republican Senate race there was about an 12% or 13% turnout of registered voters that were eligible to vote in that race that actually voted. (Both Republicans or Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in a Republican primary.)

The lack of participation is why the race was not decided in someone else's favor. Nobody made the conservatives stay at home but themselves. They failed to secure their right to have a say in their government, and nobody made them give up that right but themselves. 

This is extremely important for several reasons. 

First is the premise our whole government is based on. If rights come from man, then man can legislate them away or give them at will. 

Second is correctly identifying the problem so the correct solutions can be used. If we are applying a splint to a leg when the problem is a heart attack, the patient is not going to do well. If we are blaming the powers to be for people not participating, that ignores the majority of the ones that did participate who did not listen to the establishment or the likes of Rove or Norquist. 

Third is the false assumption that we don't have any blame for those "establishment Republicans" for being established. Someone must have let them stay in power somewhere along the way.

I suggest that the main answer is in who did not show up to vote to secure a good government.

3 comments:

  1. EXCEPT FOR ALL THE CROOKED ELECTIONS HELD BY THE CROOKED PARTIES I WOULD AGREE WITH THIS ONE.....AND IF THE PARTIES CAN'T GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT??????????? IT IS JUST A LOT EASIER TO SAY..,.COME QUICKLY LORD JESUS, THAN TO WAIT FOR SOME HONESTY ?AGAIN? TO APPEAR ON THE HORIZON! I AM JUST FRESH OUT OF PATIENCE!!!

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  2. Danny, you stated, “Free speech is not a gift of God. It is a concept born of the philosophers of the enlightenment, implemented by the Founding Fathers, and paid for with the blood of a people who were mad as hell vowing not to take it anymore. Free Speech is a gift born, not of God, but of fighting men . . . .”

    Rex stated, “All rights do come from God, but it is up to man to secure them. Thus we fought for what God provided to us, but fighting to secure it did not create the right. Speech is only an extension of one's thoughts, and no law or government can eliminate thoughts.”

    It appears to me that the “philosophers of enlightenment” derived their concepts of freedom from scriptures . . . scriptures which indicated that their God is a deeply personal God that involves Himself with His people. He “set men free” and “gave them a gifts,” of which freewill was one. I believe Rex’s statement to be true; “All rights do come from God but it is up to man to secure them.”

    Now, if one believes that God is not a God or Father of the individual, but solely a God of the universe and the collective mass of mankind, then he would have to surmise that free speech is merely a foreign concept. He would also have to assume that there are no individual rights. None. And, if he believes that God doesn’t exit, then he would have to also believe that there are no moral absolutes and that man is free to make his own rules and impose his own tyranny on whom he chooses.

    This nation was built by men who believed in founding principles which were based on the “unalienable” or “inalienable rights” of man, given by an Almighty God who had endowed men with certain freedoms.
    “The entire American political experiment is based on that unique premise. No other bulwark exists to safeguard the natural rights of human beings except Divine sanction. Remove God, and you also remove all claims to liberty, rights, meaning and purpose.” (Inalienable Rights.Org)

    Because of this unique “experiment” there has never been such a country as America and will never be again.

    “For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.”

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  3. OF GOOD AND EVIL . . . MORALITY . . . Man as a free agent of his own destiny, owes his being to something other than himself . . . a physical quantity owes its being to something other than itself and there is not one example in the physical universe of a physical quantity that explains its own existence. "The Existence of God"

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2dqpTNm9Q04

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