The Beatles wrote a song in 1968 entitled Revolution that aptly described the day in which they lived; here is a sampling of a couple of the stanzas:

“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…”

“…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…”

Well, it is a good thing for the established order that John, Paul, George, and Ringo Starr used their tremendous gifts and talents in a responsible fashion.

They were men of peace.

Nevertheless, the year of 1968 was anything but peaceful.

For those of us who embrace a Judeo-Christian worldview – this is an outlook of life primarily shaped by two key components:  (1.) the teaching of the Mosaic Law and (2.) secondly, the life and teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth– we find ourselves constantly addressing both the nature and force of evil and injustice in the world.

The great Christian Pastor Martin Luther King, Jr. was quoted by the historian Stephen Oates as having made this statement towards the end of his life:

“One one goes to erect a tower, one realizes that there is tension between good and evil at the heart of the universe.”

Pastor King sought to fight evil by employing the teachings of Jesus Christ which instruct us “turn the other cheek and if our enemy strikes us on one cheek, give him the other one as well.”

The Apostle Paul picks up on Christ’s theme in the book of Romans and in the 12th chapter.  Saint Paul wrote in verses 17-21:

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil.  Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written:  “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;

If he is thirsty, give him something to drink

In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

JESUS CHRIST started the greatest revolution of all time.

In the life of Jesus Christ we see all three components for battling both physical and moral evil.

JESUS CHRIST regenerates the hearts and lives of all who will place their trust in Him

JESUS CHRIST reforms the world by ministering through the lives of His people to work toward alleviating much of the pain and suffering that people face each day

JESUS CHRIST revolutionized the world – and by extension the whole universe – by starting a movement that has been the greatest force for good over the last 2,000 years.

The critics will point to events like The Crusades, forced Jewish conversions during The Middle Ages, Slavery, and subjugation of Women as places where Christianity failed.

However, the existential question is this:  Why would Christianity alone be lambasted for these failures of the human spirit?

From the Protestant Reformation all the way through to the 21st century, followers of Christ have led a mostly peaceful revolution that challenged the cruelty and barbarism of Rome and within three (3) centuries transformed Rome from a pagan country to one in which became the epicenter of the Christian Faith in the Ancient World.

— Thank You! – –

Apparently Mitt Romney is a reader because after these two posts decrying a 2016 Romney candidacy voilà:

Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the “next generation of Republican leaders” and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.

Aides said it was a deeply personal and even painful decision for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. He insisted he could win the next election if he ran, but his announcement followed a three-week fact-finding effort that revealed significant resistance to a third campaign.

That’s the good news, the bad news of course is that there is one less person to split the Jeb Bush vote thus possibly enabling his nomination, but you can’t have everything.

Too bad for the sake of the reputation of the US, those being slaughtered by ISIS, bombarded in Ukraine, slaughtered by Boko Haram suffering from the race card being played in St. Louis, NY & elsewhere and those persecuted by a politicized justice department and IRS and for he didn’t figure this out 3 years ago.

The nomination hearings are on, and we’re finding out that the nominee for Attorney General of the United States, the person who may become head the Department of Justice and chief law enforcement officer of the Federal Government, believes that illegal aliens have “the right and obligation to work here.”

Well, that ought to solve the problem of all those fake green cards once and for all, or as Allahpundit put it,

No, she concedes, illegals aren’t supposed to be working, and yes, citizens have more rights than illegals, but if illegal immigrants are going to be here, better that they work than sit around doing nothing.

It’s more of what we’ve been seeing for the last six years (emphasis added):

We’ve had six years of a lawless, completely partisan and divisive Attorney General. Although we will almost undoubtedly have two more years of it, someone who testified as Lynch did should never be confirmed by Congress if the rule of law and the Constitution have any meaning or power left.

IF the rule of law and the Constitution have any meaning or power left, which may be debatable, as Lynch has not shown any disagreement or distancing from the ideas or strategies of the current AG, Eric Holder.

Paul Mirengoff noticed Lynch’s polished, well-coached replies:

Her answers were programmed and generic. She was Cornelia Pillard (and who knows how many other nominees), serving up testimony choreographed by a consultant.

Again, this isn’t problematic unless one accepts the premise — which many Republican Senators espoused and some may even believe — that the Holder Justice Department is beyond the pale. If one accepts that premise, then more should be required of Lynch than a deferential, coached answering style and meaningless “commitments” to uphold the rule of law and to meet with Senators to address their concerns.

Worse yet, the Republicans may actually confirm Loretta Lynch under the “this is not the hill to fight on, guys” tactic (for lack of a better word), which, where I come from is commonly referred to as sheer idiocy.

So help me, I’m tempted to list this post under the “parody” category.

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

My condolences for those of you who have turned 26 years old last year.

Alas for you the years of being able to stay on your parents health insurance have ended and guess what the penalties for being uninsured have increased.

the penalty fee for not having health insurance will vary on a person’s income. For 2014, the IRS had announced the penalty is 1 percent of taxable income or $95 person, pending which cost is higher based on the 2014 federal tax return. According to HealthCare.gov, the penalty for individuals is only for those earning more than $10,000 for income. The maximum penalty is the national average premium for the bronze plan.

And if you are turning 26 this year it will be even more fun

For the 2015 tax season, the penalty will increase to 2 percent of the yearly household income or $325 per person for the year. The IRS will expect the higher cost from the consumer. For families, the penalty is $325 per person, and $162.50 per child under 18 years old, although the maximum penalty per family will be $975.

Think of all the students i the humanities or in women’s studies who have not found anything even slightly resembling a job in their specialties suddenly forced to pay a huge tax to the government.

Think of all those democrat voters who suddenly introduced to the just deserts that they voted for at ages 19 and 23

And think of all those democrat candidates running for president in 2016 who will be promising to make sure they continue to pay those taxes.

This is an incredible gift to the GOP that takes place every single year and will continue to be gifted to the party until the day the law is repealed.

One might consider it unfair to Democrats who weren’t in congress when this was passed but remember oh party of Barack Obama you did this to yourselves.

Enjoy!  I know I will.