The NRA also supported the Brady Bill which is why if someone wants to support a pro-gun organization the better choice is Gun Owners of America. Larry Pratt has a better understanding of the meaning of the 2nd Amendment.
PS. I'm a life member of both as well as the Texas State Rifle Association, but out of the three, GOA has the strongest position. I grieve over Mr. Brady's death, but disarming the law-abiding will not solve the problem of crime. It will only make it worse!
It's peculiar how the Greek word pharmakeia is always trotted out to condemn those few drugs which are politically incorrect at the moment, but never applied to the thousands and thousands of drugs which are approved by the FDA and AMA, some with far more serious side-effects than the "demon weed." I could regale you with my past experiences, but I won't. This whole issue is a political issue and a money issue when it comes to deciding which drugs are approved and which aren't. It has never been decided purely in terms of the public health. For those who like government propaganda or a good laugh, go watch "Reefer Madness." If you'd rather be informed with facts, let me suggest a different video which can be found on Amazon at:
There seems to be a disconnect from history when it comes to this subject. Hemp, as it was called before the prohibitionists of the early 1900's started referring to it by the Mexican term marijuana in their effort to outlaw it as dangerous and alien, had been legal. There were many products produced from this plant in addition to its medicinal uses. Rope on Navy ships & clothing are just two examples. By the way, clothing made from hemp lasts much longer than cotton-made items.
So many people today are so used to being regulated by the civil authorities in every area of life, that they don't really know what it is to be free like those of previous generations before licenses for this, that, and everything in between. And what's really ironic is that many conservatives who say they believe in constitutional liberties are the most vocal when it comes to continuing the failed War on Drugs even though there is no constitutional authority for the federal government to regulate what a person consumes, whether it's a 24-ounce soda or a cannibis-brownie. God made herbs for our food. Anything from food to sex can be perverted in its use. That doesn't make the thing itself illegitimate.
Every time I hear someone compare being a sodomite to being black, I am infuriated and I wonder where are all the blacks who should be infuriated, too. The color of a person's skin is something we have no choice in: we are born that way. Being a sodomite is a choice someone makes when they choose to engage in sexually perverse behaviour. Skin color is normal and in accordance with nature and nature's God. Sodomy is deviant behaviour and against nature. It is SIN!
Harrold Lindsell wrote a book many years ago called "The Battle For The Bible" in which he traced the liberalization/downgrade of the major protestant denominations to the new pastors coming out of seminaries which did not teach the inerrancy of the Word of God. We are seeing that fruit!
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry HIT the nail squarely on the head. Gov. Dave Heineman has a right to be outraged. He should use the state police to do a thorough search and find where this rogue federal government has hidden those illegals. The Impostor from Kenya needs to be brought up on charges of dereliction of duty! He's a disgrace!!!!!!
A person's Christianity, if it is real, should guide their politics and every other area of life. Jesus Christ is Lord of all of life, not just your religious life. And to be a true Christian, you must be born again. Quoting Scripture or the 5 solas is not enough. "The demons believe and tremble" and they are not saved!
Lisa, Can you find ONE Biblical reference where the Lord's Day, the first day of the week in Scripture, is ever referred to as the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week? The Lord's Day and the Sabbath are different. They are not interchangable. Name one verse or instance where Christ or the apostles including Paul ever taught sabbath-keeping. In fact, Paul, a Jew, taught just the opposite. Here is one example:
"Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ." Colossians¬†2:16-17
Jim, When you spout LIES like "the Tea Party would want to reinstitute slavery" you show yourself to be without integrity, just like that reprobate in the White House. It's the Demoncrat Party that has continued slavery up to our present day with their welfare state plantation.
Remember this next time you LIE through your teeth about Tea Party members: Revelation¬†21:8 "...and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
Sounds like everything's working according to the obama plan to destroy America. These thugs will one day be out of school and will be perfect candidates to join the current administration of gangsta' government who have no conscience nor sense of responsibility for the ruin they are guilty of. Godless sociopaths chosen by a godless electorate!
Jim, You may have a form of religion that allows you to leave your Christian convictions outside the voting booth, but not me. Why would I vote for the Demoncrat Party who booed God at their convention, supports child murder, sodomy and many other evils, and continues to support the most reprobate, anti-Christ person to ever sit in the White House? I will never support evil regardless of the party which promotes it! Professing believers need to examine themselves to see if they are really in the faith, bring all of their life under the lordship of Christ, and then vote accordingly. A vote for the lessor of two evils is still a vote for evil. Christians need to quit such foolishness and repent!!!
Amen, Louise & Dolores, The questions you both raised are good ones. It is easy to give up and accept that America is too far gone, especially in light of the fact that they not only elected that reprobate in the White House, but re-elected him for another term. And the problem is not simply those heathen liberals, but many who profess to be Christian and yet support the murder of children as well as many other evils such as sodomy, etc. However, I think there is always hope that God could have mercy on us and turn things around. So, to that end we should pray that God would bring revival to his church and grant repentance to his people because as His Word says, "Judgment begins at the house of God."
Jim, Your link to the story comparing the Tea Party to the promoters of slavery is ludicrous and its author seems to be totally ignorant of history. It was the Democrats who were the party of slavery. It was the Democrats who resisted the civil rights legislation of the 60's. And it's the Democrats who today continue to keep blacks on the plantation of big government dependancy.
In contrast, its the Tea Party that represents a return to the Constitutionally-limited republican form of federal government set up by the founding fathers. Your constant attack on the Tea Party's ideals and the "politics of the New GOP" is nothing more than misguided partisan sniping in light of the fact that you still refuse to acknowledge the numerous crimes of the current Impostor from Kenya aka the Occupier, a liar and demogogue of the worst sort.
Now this is someone who we should let immigrate to the U.S. He is fleeing for his life, not just for economic reasons, but the current administration has no sympathy for Christians who are persecuted. Instead, the Impostor from Kenya aids the persecutors.