American Conflict Snowballs
Wright or wrong, justified or not, trained police shouldn’t kill people. Soldiers do that. Police “serve” and “protect”. Lately, it seems that younger police are more interested in “catching the bad guys”.
Only a few bad apples ruin the barrel. Most police are good… for now. But if we continue to praise the good police and ignore the bad apples, we could be looking at nation-wide lawlessness as good cops say, “Forget this incompetent government, I’m protecting my family.”
If an officer is justified in killing someone, he should be honored to end his own career. He serves, after all. · · · →
Don’t Oppress the Foreigner
As an American living on the opposite side of the world for almost 6 years, I have found one problem with laws of almost every country: They don’t pause to understand foreigners, good or bad. Caesar, child of an illegal Mexican immigrant, taught us to understand dogs so we can master them.
To have rule of law, the law must understand people—citizens, foreigners, small businesses…
But, American Churchianity… Try to understand someone outside their Sunday morning groupies? Fat chance! Immigration is out of control because we neglected to understand.
Bible policy: don’t oppress foreigners, don’t follow pagans, lest ye be judged.
Leviticus 19:34, Jeremiah 7:6, 22:3, Zechariah 7:10; Leviticus 20:23 · · · →
Those who are bent on making everyone hate them in their older years get really good at making everyone hate them in their older years. And the same is true of wisdom, knowledge, and youth with old souls who are both wise and happy in both twilights, young and seasoned.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of institutions, which get worse and worse at everything with time. Old corporations lose their first customers. Governments write policies so bad they make failure a failure. Why do Christians think their house meetings aren’t mature until they “incorporo-institutio-destructionate”?
Lesson: Control exhausts the controller. · · · →
Thistles and thorns have their purposes, but not on a farm. Farms are for cucumbers, pumpkins, wheat, and barley.
The farmers of America’s political and religious systems seem like they haven’t figured this out.
It’s not that American’s wanted thistle fields, they’ve just planted thistles expecting watermelon. Sooner or later, Americans will learn whatever comes up from the ground at harvest grows from whatever went into the ground that spring.
The lesson of sowing and reaping is more important than just reaping what our fathers sowed. The more weeds that we planted that sprout, the better. So, don’t be worried. · · · →