Words of the Week – Protests, Vigilantes, Guns and the Courts!

Words of the Week – Protests, Vigilantes, Guns and the Courts!

Larry Buford (Courtesy photo) The First Amendment NRA Vs. The Second Amendment NRA Anyone who is not living under a rock these days should see and know what’s happening. We have discrimination; who? We have inequity; what? We have injustice; where? We have protesters; when? We have murders; why? Now, HOW do we overcome it all? We know the symptoms and we see the result of the deadly disease, but is there a balm? America is mighty, but has lost her might because she no longer enjoys the presence of the Almighty! Has America abandoned the basic tenets of Christianity? Are we now so self-absorbed, self-sufficient, and self-propelled that we are wholly leaning on our own limited understanding instead of trusting and relying on God? Do we honestly believe it is our appointed duty to support God, not in obedience and goodwill, but as vigilantes, forgetting that the branch does not support the root, but rather the root supports the branch? Some of us identify with (dare I say skin color?) our heritage in terms of shared ethnicity and culture defined as ethnic nationalism, rather than shared citizenship, values and institutions defined as civic nationalism, which is being framed by some as “socialism” – the gateway to communism; like the gateway hypothesis that marijuana will likely lead to more hardcore drugs. One of the off-center slogans we hear today is, “God and Guns,” but consider this biblical account: In order to arrest Jesus, Judas led a band of men […]

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