THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

July 27, 2013

MSNBC Host and Her Pop Science Strike Again

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Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC weekend host, can’t make up her mind about parent power. First she states that AFTER a child is born it actually belongs more to the community than the parents to be raised properly. Now she is defending a woman’s right to choose abortion by saying that BEFORE the child is born, it is not the medical (or any other) community, but the parent who decides when that life actually began, or begins. In her thinking, the preborn has no inalienable right to life. The parents have absolute rights before the baby is born, but absolutely no rights afterward. See for yourself in her latest comments:

CLICK HERE THEN SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW LATEST HARRIS-PERRY STATEMENT

HER FORMER DRIVEL

I hope pop psychology and sociology is getting less pop. Understand that postmodern thought doesn’t have to make sense or be consistent, it simply has to be unconventional in order to be popular. Common sense is really getting a workout these days. Remember that God’s natural law (“the laws of nature and nature’s God”) is always the same for all people in all cultures at all times. Truth will always be truth no matter what Ms. Harris-Perry says…or anyone else, for that matter.

Malachi 3:6a and Psalm 90

December 19, 2012

Couldn’t have said it better…

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We need to pray for Newtown, CT and we need to pray for the rest of America as well because we need God in America. Thanks, Mike Huckabee, for telling the popular culture the unpopular truth.

Removing guns will not remove the evil in the heart of the gunman. He will simply find another method to channel the evil. Let me ask you a question: If indeed there is a source of evil, is there not also a source of good? I believe there is. We desperately need God in America. The government needs God, our educational institutions need God, Wall Street and Main Street need God, the church needs God, the family needs God. All of our social institutions, public and private, need this epiphany, this revelation, this awakening; without the light of God, the darkness of evil will envelop us.

For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.  –2 Corinthians 4:6

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.  –Matthew 5:14-16

We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.  –John 9:4,5

 

 

November 12, 2012

A Reflection on the Election: America’s “New Society”

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Society in America has changed. Where the foundations of truth and goodness once stood, now is a mixture of pragmatism and pluralistic ethics. Our educational system, once the envy of the world, has abandoned the philosophy of our founding forebears and fully embraced the progressive agenda of its nineteenth and twentieth century reformers. The system has reared several generations in a sociology of growing antagonism toward the traditional family and church, and the propagation of a revisionist, postmodern worldview. Truth has become relative and goodness lost.

The election of 2012 proves the point. In what appears to be a fair and judicious process, the numerical results show a majority of pragmatic voters who do not know their history or the principles upon which America was founded. We voted our pocketbooks over our principles, and our devalued values over the historic, God-honored and time-tested virtues of Biblical morality. We have rejected the timeless truth and exchanged it for the lie of temporary comfort and safety. Our new society has bought into the oldest lie in the book, “Yea, hath God said…?” (Genesis 3:1)

Now, the church is to be the “pillar and ground of truth” (1 Timothy 3:15), its guardian and support. Just as our nation’s chief executive, legislators, and judges are to preserve, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution, so the church is to preserve, protect, and defend God’s truth. Goodness and rightness are lost when the truth is compromised. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3) Not much. History and God’s truth tell us that certain judgment is just around the corner.

We believers, who are the church, must remember who we are, we must repent, and must repeat the good works of the past, or God will remove our position as light bearers and leave us in cultural darkness (Revelation 2:5), to be tread upon like savorless salt (Matthew 5:13).

In the long term, our educational system must be recovered and reclaimed to once again teach the truth of the ages. In the short term, we must pray and act; pray fervently without ceasing, and act wisely and decisively without hesitation. The age-old foundations must be repaired and the old paths restored. (Isaiah 58:12; Jeremiah 6:16) If not the church, then whom?

Finney said the church must take “right ground” in politics. I believe he is right on this point:

The Church must take right ground in regard to politics…The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics…God cannot sustain this free and blessed country which we love and pray for unless the Church will take right ground. Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation were becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you, he does see it, and God will bless or curse this nation according to the course they take.

                                     – Charles Finney, from Lecture XV, Lectures on Revivals of Religion

If there is no room for a third party in our current system and no time to change it, then the Republican party must be recovered, repopulated and reorganized before it is too late. Christians must enter the political arena with their message and a method to make America’s “new society” a renewed society.

September 1, 2012

One Powerful Ad!

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Enough said. The Susan B. Anthony List PAC is responsible for this wonderfully effective ad. The organization is also endorsing Todd Akin for Senate.

August 10, 2012

Why Akin Won

One word characterizes the MO Senate primary win – integrity. Todd Akin’s constituency has learned to trust and appreciate him.

Akin and grandsons at election night victory party

Why? Because he is an honest man of his word, by the grace of God. (The Congressman will be the first to admit that.) The Akin campaign staff and volunteers are not just in it for the money, the win, or anything else. They are in it for Todd and the conservative cause he characterizes. He is honest, trustworthy, and approachable. There’s no dirt or skeletons. He is a man of conviction and principle. That is why he can be trusted even if one may not always agree with a particular vote. You know he is voting wholesome, Godly, traditional values.

Some are uncomfortable with Akin’s frequent expression of his faith. I think there is absolutely nothing to fear. He knows his American history and that our founding fathers believed in personal faith and in public reliance on “Divine Providence,” yet without any establishment of a national religion. Acknowledgment and establishment are two completely different things. You will not see Todd Akin cross that line. Todd Akin is a proponent of everything that has made America great. He acknowledges our historic trust in God as well as the Divine endowment of our inalienable rights. He is a protector of the family, the cell of our civilization, as well as a defender of our personal, political, and economic liberties.

You cannot buy trust. You cannot purchase true loyalty. They are earned. And Todd Akin has earned this win with his life and service. May God multiply his tribe and may God continue to bless America!

August 7, 2012

Responsible Voting

Filed under: leadership,representation,vetting,voting — danielhite @ 11:56 am
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Missourians, VOTE TODAY. It is your civic, constitutional, and Christian duty. Founding Father and First Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay explained, “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest, of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”

This may be the most important election cycle of our lifetime. Be prepared and informed. Vote your conscience, not your pocketbook. Vote your values, not your political party. Vote for the safety and security of your family, for that is the purpose of government. Support those who will protect your rights instead of provide for your needs. Americans do not need nannies or ninnies…we need real leaders. Pray, get informed, and vote. Your life and your family are depending on your choice.

A Biblical Principle for selecting representation:
Exodus 18:21 – Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.

August 4, 2012

Experience Counts in Desperate Times

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government,
our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”
–Samuel Adams, Patriot (1780)

Now is that time, and the U.S. Senate race in Missouri is that battleground seat. Without proven and tested representation at the highest levels of leadership, it appears that the ruin of our republic is imminent. Let me make a few points:

  • The U.S. Senate is not the place to start an untested, inexperienced person in office. We need solid, conservative experience in this high office. (Look what inexperience got us in the Oval Office.)
  • Proven character is needed to avoid the landmines of indulgence, pride, and position.
  • Experience is needed to maneuver around high powered lobbying inside and outside the D.C. beltway.
  • A seasoned veteran is needed on “day one” to understand and use the convoluted rules of the legislative process.

TODD AKIN IS THE ONLY SENATE CANDIDATE WITH THIS EXPERIENCE.

Of the 435 Representatives in the House, Todd Akin is ranked 21st most conservative by a range of very conservative watchdog groups. (See Chart) Did you get that?? 21 out of 435! That’s in the top 5%–way above some of the most noted and popular conservatives.

Todd Akin is being maliciously maligned and mischaracterized by opponents who know he cannot be controlled by party, big money, establishment–anybody or anything other than bedrock Constitutional principle. They are twisting and misinterpreting his conservative record. They are impugning his motives and actions. They will do anything to win. But Todd will not go after them in the same manner. He will show respect even to the disrespectful. Todd Akin represents the values of God-fearing, Constitutional-loving patriots as one who will stand for faith, family, and freedom. Todd is a man of faith who loves God, who protects family, and who cherishes liberty. He will protect those values. His rhetoric and his record show this to be true. Todd does not simply aspire to high office, he aspires to serve his country, his constituents, and his Creator.

Todd Akin represents my values and he has my wholehearted endorsement and my vote.

TODD AKIN NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR VOTE ON AUGUST 7.

July 28, 2012

40 Days to Save America

Filed under: spiritual heritage — danielhite @ 10:51 am
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Watch – Pray – Act

June 27, 2012

Evangelical Version of Popular Vote Video

Pass this video around to all your friends who love freedom:

 

June 17, 2012

Father’s Day

Everyone has been influenced by their father. Hopefully it has been a good influence. Even if the influences were negative, they can be turned around for good in your life, if you will let them.

My father passed on a strong work ethic and sense of right and wrong. He was opinionated. He was a strong provider–he brought home the bacon. Dad was not perfect, but he was still Dad–not just a biological father–and I love him for that. My dad passed away just three weeks before my 18th birthday. I suppose you could make a case for that being a critical time in my life, but I suppose every facet of childhood and young adulthood is critical. Anyway, everyone has their own father story, and they are all important…because fatherhood is important. I think God thinks it is important. God has made fathers the guardians and preservers of human life itself. Fathers bestow it, mothers nurture it. Dads and moms influence it.

The Bible makes an interesting prophetic statement in the last book of the Old Testament, Malachi:

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.  –Malachi 4:5,6

A culture will be blessed if its fathers are respected and responsible. God bless our fathers. They are worthy of a day of honor.

February 10, 2012

“We have a stewardship over a great inheritance”

Two great inspirational speeches from the CPAC conference going on in Washington DC this weekend:

No comments…just an Amen.

January 24, 2012

Pro-God, Pro-Life, and Proud of it!

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November 26, 2011

First National Observance of Thanksgiving

On this day, 222 years ago, America observed its first national day of thanksgiving as proclaimed by President George Washington on October 3, 1789. In this Thanksgiving Proclamation, Washington commends as a national duty the fulfillment of this responsibility to honor God and for Americans to celebrate their new Constitution and more particularly, the recent congressional passage of the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments) sent to the states for passage just one week prior to this proclamation:

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be– That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks–for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation–for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war–for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed–for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted–for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions– to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually–to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed–to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord–To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us–and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go: Washington

Today’s courts would have thrown this proclamation out as unconstitutional, but Washington, prompted by the U.S. House and Senate, with the First Amendment fresh on their minds and on its way to the States, boldly announced America’s dependence on God and His providential blessings by declaring a day of prayer and thanksgiving. Not only that, but Washington proclaimed this as the duty of all nations! God, send us another Washington!

October 31, 2011

October 31 – Happy Reformation Day

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Liberty of conscience is an American hallmark. We can thank Martin Luther and other Reformers and Radicals for it. We can also thank the Pilgrims and their contemporaries for pioneering and forging those truths into the idea called America.

October 28, 2011

Pie, anyone?

It seems like the prevailing thought today, and one that is certainly promulgated by the current administration in Washington, is that the so-called “economic pie” is fixed, and that there is just so much wealth in the world that when one group gets it, it is taken away from the others, therefore, wealth can only be accumulated at the expense of others. There isn’t a more socialistic view than this, and it couldn’t be more wrong. In a moral free enterprise system, wealth creates more wealth. Typically, accumulated assets are either spent or invested thus creating more jobs, goods and services and more capital investment, improvements, expansion and economic growth. The pie gets bigger! What government needs to do is to find ways to stimulate the growth of the pie, not how to redistribute its pieces. In most kitchen cupboards, you will find 8,9, or 10-inch pie pans. Who’s to say that we can’t have 11, 12, or even 13-inch pans? With today’s economic crisis, we need some good old Yankee ingenuity to get baking again…and making the pans bigger! America is in economic troubles, as well as the rest of the world economies. But America does not have to buy into the troubles that have plagued Europe and follow their path of failed socialized economic policies. America has always had a better idea, indeed exceptional ones. Our citizens and leaders must come together in the same entrepreneurial spirit and face this crisis with stern optimism.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke this week at the Heritage Foundation about saving the American idea. Here is a principled Congressman who thinks and then acts accordingly. May God increase his tribe in Congress! Here are some of his comments regarding economic “class warfare” in America:

…the President is barnstorming swing states, pushing a divisive message that pits one group of Americans against another on the basis of class.

This just won’t work in America. Class is not a fixed designation in this country. We are an upwardly mobile society with a lot of movement between income groups.

The Treasury Department’s latest study on income mobility in America found that during the ten-year period starting in 1996, roughly half of the taxpayers who started in the bottom 20 percent had moved up to a higher income group by 2005.

Meanwhile, half of all taxpayers ended up in a different income group at the end of ten years. Many moved up, and some moved down, but economic growth resulted in rising incomes for most people over this period.

Another recent survey of over 500 successful entrepreneurs found that 93 percent came from middle-class or lower-class backgrounds. The majority were the first in their families to launch a business.

Their stories are the American story: Millions of immigrants fled from the closed societies of the Old World to the security of equal rights in this land of upward mobility.

Telling Americans they are stuck in their current station in life, that they are victims of circumstances beyond their control, and that government’s role is to help them cope with it – well, that’s not who we are. That’s not what we do.

Our Founding Fathers rejected this mentality. In societies marked by class structure, an elite class made up of rich and powerful patrons supplies the needs of a large client underclass that toils, but cannot own. The unfairness of closed societies is the kindling for class warfare, where the interests of “capital” and “labor” are perpetually in conflict. What one class wins, the other loses.

The legacy of this tradition can still be seen in Europe today: Top-heavy welfare states have replaced the traditional aristocracies, and masses of the long-term unemployed are locked into the new lower class.

The United States was destined to break out of this bleak history. Our future would not be staked on traditional class structures, but on civic solidarity. Gone would be the struggle of class against class.

Instead, Americans would work, compete, and co-operate in an open market, climb the ladder of opportunity, and keep the fruits of their efforts.

Self-government and the rule of law would secure our equal, God-given rights. Our political and economic systems – rooted in freedom and responsibility – would reward, and thus cultivate, traditional virtues.

Given that the President’s policies have moved us closer to the European model, I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that his class-based rhetoric has followed suit.

We shouldn’t be surprised… but we have every right to be disappointed. Instead of appealing to the hope and optimism that were hallmarks of his first campaign, he has launched his second campaign by preying on the emotions of fear, envy, and resentment.

This has the potential to be just as damaging as his misguided policies. Sowing social unrest and class resentment makes America weaker, not stronger. Pitting one group against another only distracts us from the true sources of inequity in this country – corporate welfare that enriches the powerful, and empty promises that betray the powerless.

…These actions starkly highlight the difference between the two parties that lies at the heart of the matter:  Whether we are a nation that still believes in equality of opportunity, or whether we are moving away from that, and towards an insistence on equality of outcome.

If you believe in the former, you follow the American Idea that justice is done when we level the playing field at the starting line, and rewards are proportionate to merit and effort.

If you believe in the latter kind of equality, you think most differences in wealth and rewards are matters of luck or exploitation, and that few really deserve what they have.

That’s the moral basis of class warfare – a false morality that confuses fairness with redistribution, and promotes class envy instead of social mobility.

I’d like to introduce President Obama to the Ronald Reagan he isn’t so eager to quote – the man who said, “Since when do we in America believe that our society is made up of two diametrically opposed classes – one rich, one poor – both in a permanent state of conflict and neither able to get ahead except at the expense of the other? Since when do we in America accept this alien and discredited theory of social and class warfare? Since when do we in America endorse the politics of envy and division?”

President Reagan was absolutely right. Instead of policies that make it harder for Americans to rise, let’s lower the hurdles to upward mobility.

That’s what the American Idea is all about. You know, in the midst of all the joys and sorrows of our everyday lives, I think we sometimes forget why America was considered such an exceptional nation at its Founding, and why it remains so.

To me, the results of the Founders’ exceptional vision can be summed up in a single sentence: Throughout human history, the American Idea has done more to help the poor than any other economic system ever designed.

Americans, guided by our ideals, have sacrificed everything to combat tyranny and brutal dictators; we’ve expanded opportunity, opened markets, and inspired others to resist oppression; we’ve exported innovation and imagination; and we’ve welcomed immigrants seeking a fresh start.

Here in America – unlike most places on earth – all citizens have the right to rise.

(Congressman Ryan’s address can be seen and read in toto at:
http://blog.heritage.org/2011/10/26/video-rep-paul-ryan-on-saving-the-american-idea)

As we once again approach our historic Thanksgiving holidays, we need to be reminded that God is the source of our wealth and the wisdom to create it (Deuteronomy 8:18). He is to be thanked as the Founder of the feast. With regard to our economic concerns, I believe if we humble ourselves in repentance and prayerfully seek His face, He will hear our prayers and heal our land. Our Founding Fathers understood this and, seeking Divine Providence, formulated the American way based on the Biblical way. Doing it God’s way, there will be enough pie for everyone.

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