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Vic Biorseth, Saturday, June
Here, the authors of the American Declaration of Independence established four, unalienable, God-given, Natural Law human rights, as a purpose-for-being and the very foundation stone of an entirely new form of government.
What did the authors mean by "Life"?
What they meant was the Christian understanding of Life, relying on Scripture:
Scholarly interpretation of the original language reveals that the actual words were "Thou shalt not do murder".
Murder is interpreted to mean the unwarranted taking of innocent human life. I does not prohibit all killing of human beings, but it highlights the point that human life is sacred, and innocent human life is to be protected. War, self defense and death penalties for very serious crimes are not prohibited, when absolutely necessary.
The prohibition applies to human beings only. Man must kill to eat, for everything that is food for man must once have lived. Human Life feeds upon non-human life. Nothing that is edible is not of plant or animal life.
Further, the New Covenant, established by Christ, set aside dietary restrictions and most of the hundreds of Commandments of the Old Covenant. All the Jewish restrictions regarding food, ritual cleansings, sabbaths and the old festivals were no longer required, especially for the gentiles. Not prohibited, but also not required.
The Declaration's recognition of the sacredness of human Life and the Natural Law absolute right to Life would later be codified into American Constitutional law, the Supreme Law of the Land. Combined with the Equality Principle, which guarantees access to equal justice, the law requires an automatic presumption of innocence to any citizen charged with any crime. The state must prove guilt; the citizen is not required to prove innocence. No man stands superior to any other man in this regard; all stand equal before the law.
The right of an innocent human being to continue to live is inviolate.
So what does "Life" mean, as the authors of the Declaration intended it, as one of the four vital foundation stones upon which to build the new American government?
The scientific determination of when human life begins in the womb has advanced to the point that it is established fact that a new distinct human being is living at the exact moment of conception, and that it is less of a beginning of life than a transmission of life, and an unbroken continuation of life. The DNA proves it.
This American concept stands opposed to the Marxist interpretation of Life, which is, in a nutshell:
Atheistic Marxism holds nothing to be sacred. To the atheist, sacredness is a meaningless term. Commandments, Virtues, Vices, etc., hold no meaning in Marxism. There is only that which is productive or good for the collective, and that which is not. Outside of politics, there is only that which is pleasing and that which is not.
History proves that Marxist regimes value only those who support the Revolution, and they oppose even unto death those who oppose it. Soviet, Chinese, North Korean, Cuban, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Burmese, Venezualan, etc., national histories involve mass murder, mass imprisonment, concentration camps and torture of anyone who opposed the Revolution. Many of today's poorly educated, or rather, purposely mal-educated citizens are surprised to learn the even Naziism and Fascism are variants of Marxism.
Official state sponsored terror always originated in atheistic regimes, from Robespierre's France to Stalin's Russia to Hitler's Germany.
Today's predominantly Socialist American government, led by Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, and his Marxocrat Party, with full bipartisan cooperation of the Republicrat Party, champions, sponsors, and unconstitutionally imposes an actual culture of death upon the whole nation, against the will of the people.
Everything from contraception to abortion, eugenics, euthanasia, rationed health care, rationed medicine, and anything else that will limit or end human life. At the same time, the same elitists push every form of sin, unnatural degeneracy and unnatural practices, as a "second front" movement against the Christian religion and the family. Blatant immorality joins the secularism movement in the crushing of religion in America.
Homosexuality, transgenderism, imaginary or temporary genders, homosexual adoption, no fault divorce, state authority superseding parental authority, fornication, cohabitation, even adultery, as publicly demonstrated by the Clintons.
These things are legally defended; Christianity is legally opposed.
This is what "enlightened" progressive thinking brings about.
The American concept also stands opposed to the Islamic interpretation of Life, which is, in a nutshell:
For 1,400 years, the history of Islam is loaded down with wanton murder, conquest for the sake of conquest, looting, pillaging, raping, enslaving and war, for the sake of war.
Americans educated in disinformation and propagandized into believing the Islamic Taqiyya lie that "Islam is a religion of peace" are taken off track by arguing silly side issues. Why won't the Obamunist regime or anyone in the Marxocrat Party actually say the words "Islamic Terrorism" or "Islamist Terrorism" or "Islamic Extremist" or "Islamic Extremist Terrorism"? A silly question leading to a pointless argument.
Clearly, they haven't read the Koran.
There's nothing "extreme" about it. Islam calls for terrorism. It's all just normal Islam. All the mass beheadings on camera, all the crucifixions of little children, burning people alive, dissolving people in acid, etc., etc., etc., are mild forms of killing Christians, to those who have read the Koran. Even flying planes full of people into buildings full of people elicits cheers from the world of Islam, not horror.
We are horrified; they are not. We are civilized; they are not.
The Koran - the recorded words of their supposed prophet - calls for terror. For cutting off a hand and a foot on opposing sides; for crucifying, so that the birds may feed on victim's heads and they cannot do anything about it; for pouring boiling water down throats so that their insides are dissolved; for preparing heated hooked rods of iron as implements of torture; and on, and on, and on.
This is the opposite of holding life to be sacred. This is holding life to be a something to be taken away, in horrifying, terrifying ways.
Terms like Demonic, Ghoulish, Fiendish and even Diabolical apply.
They delight in it. They celebrate it.
And all the Multicultural Diversity lovers embrace them, too.
Personally, I think the American way is better, but that's just an opinion.
Life, as the Constitutionally Protected Civil Right of Citizens:
May God Bless Constitutional America.
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