Elections are not won by candidates who lead in the polls in every survey, every morning of every day. If that were the case, not even God would be in control. No one would marry. No children would have parents. Reagan couldn’t have been elected. And Jesus could never return. Fortunately, that’s not the way things are. · · · →
US Constitution Art I Sec 8 grants temporary rights to AUTHORS and INVENTORS, not to record labels. Many copyright claims are held by large companies that dictate terms to the artists. Moreover, the Constitutional purpose is to PROMOTE useful arts. Do the alleged infringements inhibit useful arts? How are the recent intellectual property claims primarily focused on protecting and promoting the actual inventors and artists, not just defending opportunists who don’t want free-license artists to put them out of business?
Yeah, don’t pirate. But, you can’t shut down all freedom just to protect an industry that may need to reinvent. If Steve Jobs were alive, he might offer us another solution, like he did with iTunes almost a decade ago.
If there’s a copyright claim, the artist needs to show his face in court. If there’s $50 million awarded for an infringement, the artist needs to get the lump of that, with the record label as his agent and attorney—not $49 million for the record company and $1 million to the artist.. · · · →
If Romney is nominated, Obama wins and somehow Palin wins as VP or nominee in 2016. If Santorum is nominated with his work in Texas, well, I really don’t know. · · · →
That’s not to say that God’s Judgement is only ever fluff-and-stuff, but that even harsh-SOUNDING words from God are ALWAYS rooted in love.
Many non-Christians AND CHRISTIANS don’t understand this—hating harshness OR hating harshly.
The key to knowing whether a word is truly from God isn’t in whether it’s fluffy or harsh, but whether it’s in-touch with God’s heart. · · · →