In 1968, the British group The Beatles released a flamboyant and provocative song with lyrics that started with these lines:

“You say you want a revolution

Well, you know

We all want to change the world

You tell me that it’s evolution

Well, you know

We all want to change the world…”

 

What an extremely perceptive song!

John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote a song which fit perfectly into the volatile year of 1968. 

Some of the events of that year made it seem as if the world was teetering on the bring of a worldwide collapse or upheaval. 

Here are a few things that transpired in 1968:

  • The Tet Offensive in early 1968 was a military success, but a domestic failure; the news anchor Walter Cronkite came out against the war in Vietnam, and President Johnson decided to draw down American military forces in Southeast Asia.
  • Secondly, in April of 1968, the young minister / leader of the Civil Rights Movement – the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. – was assassinated while ministering in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Thirdly, Senator Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy was assassinated shortly after he won the California primary in June of 1968
  • Fourth, the Democratic Party’s Convention for the purpose of nominating their party’s representative to run for President of The United States (the convention was held in Chicago, IL) exploded into a mass of confusion both internally and externally (the police used riot gear to restore order).
  • Finally, there was student and college unrest in France – and in China, Chairman Mao’s Communist party was in the second (II) year of the Cultural Revolution.

It appeared that the world was going topsy-turvy!

Over the last few weeks we have been exploring how a Christian – and those who are in favor of a “Judeo-Christian” value system – should combat the forces of evil.

Should a Christian engage in (1.) Repentance, (2.) Reform, or (3.) Revolution?

The next stanza in The Beatles song Revolution proclaims that

“…But when you talk about destruction

Don’t you know that you can count me out

Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right all right, all right…”

Fortunately for all of us The Beatles used their influence in a positive and constructive manner by denouncing violence.

In the next article, I would like to briefly look at some of the more famous revolutions – the War for Independence in 1776; the French Revolution (1790); the American Civil War (1860 to 1865); and contrast theses with the worldwide revolution of Christianity that has been taking place for nearly 2,000 years!

JESUS CHRIST was the ultimate revolutionary and His truth is sill marching forward in 2015.

Gen Patton: Major! You the executive officer here?
Maj Walker: Yes, sir.
Gen Patton: What’s Your name?
Maj Walker: Walker sir.
General Patton : Well You’re now commanding officer! You’ve got 4 hours to break through that beachhead. lf you don’t make it, I’ll fire you!

Patton 1970

I think somebody needs to remind certain members of the GOP majority who took them to the dance:

This time, Ellmers and Walorski opposed the bill because the exception is too burdensome — despite running in both cases as pro-life legislators who pledged to act on those principles. This despite the fact that this exception is demanded by abortion advocates in any kind of limiting legislation as a baseline expectation to deal with the <1.5% of abortions to which those exceptions apply. That data, by the way, comes from surveys done by the abortion-supporting Guttmacher Institute, and not law enforcement data on reported incidents of rape.

Ellmers and others appear to be worried about the message that this bill sends as one of the first actions from a new Republican Congress.

Ed notes that when Democrats controlled the Senate and there was no chance of it getting to the President’s desk  congresswoman Ellmers was singing a different tune:

Tell me has the scientific information become less reliable in the last two years or was that vote an example of what Ted Cruz referred to during his famous all nigher as a show vote?

Full disclosure, I’ve interviewed Rene Ellmers, she was on my radio show and has been a friend to this site. Furthermore I’ve given her the benefit of the doubt in the past when there were questions about some of her positions in the past.

But I’m not a republican and I’m Catholic before I’m conservative and abortion is a sine non qua at this site.

So in the interest of giving some solid advice to a person who has been a friend here let me point out two facts that Pro-life Republicans understand but congresswoman Ellmers feeling her oats after reelection might have forgotten.

The GOP in the 114th congress holds a majority with 247 seats.

They will still have said majority if it becomes 246.

Nov 8th 2016 isn’t as far off as one might think.

If you can’t get people to see the light I recommend making them feel the heat.

Update:  That didn’t take long

Rep. Renee Ellmers, the North Carolina Republican who led the charge to pull the House GOP’s 20-week abortion ban bill this week, could have a bruising primary from the conservative wing of her party in 2016.

Jim Duncan, the chairman of the Chatham County Republican Party, is mulling a bid against Ellmers, according to multiple GOP sources in the Tar Heel State.

Duncan could not immediately be reached for comment. But GOP operatives say Duncan was looking at a primary challenge against Ellmers before this week. Operatives say Thursday’s events — in which a group of anti-abortion protesters in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life demonstrated outside her Longworth office — could push Duncan toward entering a primary race.

And Red State:

This is how it should happen every time one of the people we elect to represent us instead betray us. We should not be afraid to take corrective action against those we send to Washington, and the sooner in their career you do it, the better.

All of this was entirely preventable.

In Monday’s State of the Union Address, Pres. Obama said,

Our diplomacy is at work with respect to Iran, where, for the first time in a decade, we’ve halted the progress of its nuclear program and reduced its stockpile of nuclear material. Between now and this spring, we have a chance to negotiate a comprehensive agreement that prevents a nuclear-armed Iran; secures America and our allies – including Israel; while avoiding yet another Middle East conflict. There are no guarantees that negotiations will succeed, and I keep all options on the table to prevent a nuclear Iran. But new sanctions passed by this Congress, at this moment in time, will all but guarantee that diplomacy fails – alienating America from its allies; and ensuring that Iran starts up its nuclear program again. It doesn’t make sense. That is why I will veto any new sanctions bill that threatens to undo this progress. The American people expect us to only go to war as a last resort, and I intend to stay true to that wisdom.

To which Senator Robert Menendez (D – N.J.), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, quipped,

The more I hear from the administration in its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran. And it feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization when they are the ones with original sin: an illicit nuclear weapons program going back over the course of twenty years that they are unwilling to come clean on.

But, as Charles Krauthammer points out, Iran Isn’t Just Trying to Build a Nuclear Bomb, instead, Iran is marching toward conventional domination of the Arab world.

Krauthammer points to Iranian-backed Houthis seizing control of the Yemeni government, Iran sending in weapons, money and revolutionary guards and ordering Hezbollah to fight in Syria.

In Latin America, Iran has greatly expanded its presence and influence over the last decade – which directly affects the U.S. In 2007 an alleged Iranian agent, Abdul Kadir, plotted to blow up JFK airport in New York.

Kadir was among the names of the many Iranian assets that Alberto Nisman, The Man Who Exposed Iran in Latin America, came across in his investigation of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, the largest terrorist attack in our hemisphere prior to the 9/11/2001 attack.

Nisman compiled a massive case, accusing Iran and its Lebanese terrorist affiliate, Hezbollah, of the attack. He indicted a member of Hezbollah and a number of former high-ranking Iranians officials.

Nisman brought a civil lawsuit last week accusing president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and others of orchestrating a cover-up of Iran’s responsibility for the 1994 attack, asking the judge to freeze $23 million of assets belonging to Fernández de Kirchner and others named in the complaint.

He was scheduled to testify to Argentina’s Congress on Monday, but was prevented from doing it by a single shot to the head.

Nisman

wrote in granular detail about how Iran patiently plants people in cities throughout the Western Hemisphere, seeding Iran’s revolution. And, Nisman found, Iran used its embassies in the region to launch the revolution, leveraging the locals in unsuspecting communities.

Meanwhile,

In Venezuela and Bolivia, Iran has moved to the next level, developing a military presence through joint ventures in defense industries.

Iran fosters terror (emphasis added),

The AMIA bombing was not the only time Iran’s leadership was implicated in an attack on foreign soil. In addition to Rafsanjani and Velayati, a red notice was issued for Ali Fallahian for the AMIA bombing. Rafsanjani, Velayati and Fallahian were all implicated in another terror attack on foreign soil.

A German prosecutor “without naming them … implicated Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati and Intelligence Minister Ali Fallahian” in the 1992 massacre at the Mykonos restaurant in Berlin.

Iran’s revolutionary government is lawless. The Iranian actors in these foreign terror attacks weren’t rogue operators but members of the country’s political elite. It’s something to keep in mind when the Obama administration insists that it will make a nuclear agreement with Iran that will make everyone safer and more secure.

So, make no mistake (as Obama himself is so fond of saying), this is not the time to veto any new sanctions bills.

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin American politics, news and culture at Fausta’s Blog.

This week I invested nearly $1000 in repairing & inspecting my car only to have the timing belt go less that 24 hours after getting it back so I might perhaps be forgiven for giving the attention this years March for Life deserves as opposed to our MSM that ignores it almost completely or the GOP who still apparently haven’t figured out who brought them to the dance.

But as the apparently invisible (to the MSM) tens of thousands converged on DC highlighting the mass murder of innocents that our Democrat friends embrace so dearly (apparently the unborn are the only black lives that don’t matter) my pal RS McCain was there and noticed something in the crowd that led to this exchange:

On my way down to the lobby to go out for a smoke this morning, I noticed one of the kids was wearing a nametag with the familiar Episcopalian (or Anglican) symbol: Red cross on a white field with the St. Andrew’s cross in blue. “Episcoplian?” I asked.

“Yes, sir,” the boy said.

“Wow, I didn’t realize there were still pro-life Episcopalians.”

That exchange neatly expresses what has happened to protestant denominations over the last century and why the March for Life is increasingly becoming a sea of young Catholics who confound the feminists that Stacy has been tweaking who simply don’t understand two basic principles of logic:

1.  If you eschew and discourage normal sex, you know the type that the human body is designed for the sake of its own propagation as a great evil you are unlikely to have progeny to pass your beliefs down to.

2.  If you slaughter your children before they can be born they can’t grow up to be taught what you believe or vote the way you do. 

This is why although people like this can do great damage for a time they ultimately fail.  The pull of God and of right are inherent within creatures created in God’s image and while our human nature fights it if we allow it to break through everything changes, Stacy Again:

I spoke to the leaders of the church, including brothers Phil and Keith Mills. They hold to a very basic Bible-focused theology, the kind you don’t need a Ph.D. to understand. As they were ready to leave for the march, they asked me to walk with them a little way. Phil explained that he and his brother were once a couple of young hellbound sinners, “just as bad as we could be.”

St. Paul said in his letter to the Romans (Chapt 8 verse 31):  What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? It doesn’t matter if the MSM doesn’t bother to cover the march for live because not owly do we as Lisa Grass notes we have our own network that does:

In twenty years when if they’re lucky feminist counterparts are ranting in increasingly empty classrooms and if their not serving happy meals (unless they’ve been replaced by robots by that time) The young women in that coverage will be marching with their children in Washington.

And regardless of what the conventional wisdom is at any given time remember conventional wisdom is always correct right up until the moment that it is not for it is written:

Therefore, rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them. But woe to you, earth and sea, for the Devil has come down to you in great fury, for he knows he has but a short time.”

Revelation 12:12

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