For the last 22 hours, the democratic members of the House of Representatives have not been filibustering for gun control. They have been holding a sit in of the House chamber. Literally sitting on the floor for the last 22 hours intermittently chanting “No Bill No Break.” They’re of course referring to the fact that they will keep doing nothing until Speaker of the House Paul Ryan schedules a vote on a “#NoFlyNoBuy” bill. NFNB means if a person is on a watch list and not allowed to fly, they should not be allowed to buy a gun.
Problem #1: This sit in is largely in response to the Orlando nightclub shooting
This sit in is largely a response to the admittedly tragic shooting at the Orlando nightclub early this month. Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL) tweeted that no mother should have to receive texts like the ones sent from the nightclub during the shootings.
I don’t usually agree with Rep. Graham but in this case I do. I 100% agree no mother should ever have to read those texts. However, it is also 100% clear that the bill they want a vote on would have done nothing to stop the Orlando shooter because he was not on the no fly list. Continue reading
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God has manifested truth about himself to all men. When we don’t worship Him, we are in open, conscious denial and without excuse. We turn from the glory of an immortal God to mortal man’s strength and our hearts and minds are darkened. When men forsake God, He turns them over to sexual impurities through the sinful desires of their heart so in the end they have exchanged the truth of God for a lie and degraded man, the very thing they forsook God to worship.
Romans 1 – Blue Letter Bible
Life. Human Life. Undoubtedly one of the most valuable things we have on this earth. We should protect and value it whenever and however we can. Soldiers, firemen, police officers are humans that have given up their right to life in order that we may have ours. They made an exchange, their life is given away so that we can keep ours. That’s why we honor the men and women who stand for us everyday. Thank you.
Last of my posts on amendments. Check out the first two about the second and sixth amendments and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The Eighth Amendment is somewhat of a “catch-all” for the other amendments. Coming almost at the very end it serves as last defense in the judicial system. Continue reading
Here’s my second write up about an amendment. See the first one about the second amendment here and stand by for the final next Friday. Be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts too!
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
The Sixth Amendment guarantees quite a few rights related to trials and the court system, however they all relate back to a common theme: public, the elimination of the middle man. Continue reading
As part of my pre-class homework for the TeenPact leadership school I was required to write a paragraph about any three amendments in the Bill of Rights. I chose the second, sixth, and eighth. Below are my thoughts on the Second Amendment. The next one will be up next Friday. Please take time to share your thoughts in the comments, I’d love to hear what you have to say.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
On the surface, we can see that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to “keep and bear Arms,” but digging a little deeper, there is more to this amendment than it is usually given credit for. Continue reading
You may already know that on March 1, 1867 Nebraska officially became a state.
But did you know that the statehood process began nearly 8 months prior to that?
“When did we start believing that God wants to send us to safe places to do easy things?
That faithfulness is holding the fort? That playing it safe is safe?
That there is any greater privilege than sacrifice? That radical is anything but normal?
Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.
Faithfulness is not holding the fort, it’s storming the gates of hell.”
–Mark Batterson http://sparrow-fund.org/let-grief-begin
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”