Resurgence of the Klan: The Upside

I first published this entry on the RedState Diary section. A few hours, and approving comments from fellow diarists, later, the article was down. This is the first time RedState has pulled something of mine down. Perhaps the title- clearly a baiting tactic- may have something to do with it; or maybe it’s the subtle suggestion that one good reason to have an armed citizenry is in case the machine- the government- needs to be forcefully righted. I listen to Erickson frequently and I know he finds any reference- however slight- to forceful clashes with the government utterly preposterous and maniacal. 

I stick by this article. There is nothing maniacal or racist about it. I was simply seeing the upside of an otherwise semi-disturbing trend. 

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Theyyyyy’rrrree back! If you ...

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The Case for American Exceptionalism

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The Case for American Exceptionalism

http://www.redstate.com/diary/caseywest7/2014/06/30/case-american-exceptionalism/

See title for hook.

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Regarding Professional Spiritual Critics

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I once heard a young man tell the baptizing pastor that he came to Jesus while being alone in the desert. He said he was “just out there, thinking about life,” when, via the mysterious beauty of nature, God spoke to him and revealed his need for repentance and salvation. The young man knew, right then and there, that he must give his life to Christ. Hence, the reason for his sitting is this big tub with water, he said.

My pastor remarked,” Just goes to show, you don’t have to be in church to get saved.”

There are a lot of people out there who, it seems, want to make the Bible and, therefore God, say a lot of things He doesn’t; or perhaps deny the obvious things He does say. Why? Maybe because they’re bored from not doing anything. Too much thinking, not enough doing...

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Talkin’ About Sex

alin-and-adrianas-wedding-22.jpgDown here in the South, certain circles especially, we don’t make any qualms about what we think of “gay marriage,” or anything gay for that matter: it’s wrong. And if you’ve stuck to your guns when asked in the open long enough, then you’ve undoubtedly heard someone retort said declaration with,” Wrong according to whom?” I usually reply that it’s wrong according to God. (Sometimes, when it’s someone I’ve never discussed my faith with up to this point, the conversation will go into one of several directions, but ultimately all similar directions people who are unconvinced of the validity of God’s Word always tend to go.)

That’s all great and dandy. It’s true...

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Should Voters Be Qualified?

 

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“Should Voters Be Qualified?”

http://lilburn.patch.com/groups/paul-l-dragus-blog/p/bp–should-voters-be-qualified

 

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The Free Myth

 

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The Free Myth

http://www.redstate.com/diary/caseywest7/2014/04/07/free-myth/

The idea of “free stuff” is a disservice to those who think any good is or should be free, and to everyone who makes a living making some form of goods. 

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Easter Thoughts

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It doesn’t matter if someone will try and convince you that the root word for “Easter” may have something to do with some obscure, dead pagan god, or pink bunny rabbits and colored eggs.

Easter is the celebration of the risen man-God Jesus… who is fully Alive.

God’s haters may scoff and others may revel in statistics indicating the “death of God.” They may grin and bathe in their vision of a brave new world without God. It doesn’t matter. One’s denial of gravity does not mean he can jump and be spared a splattering.

God is alive and well

This isn’t the first time the Church has been attacked. In fact, for most of its 2,000 year history the Church has been under attack...

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The Problem With Thinking

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There usually isn’t one. For the most part, the problem is the opposite: not enough people think enough.

A friend and I are working on a project. As part of the project he told me the story of how he took a very big risk. A type of risk which had cost many people their lives. What were you thinking at the time? I asked him. Weren’t you scared? You didn’t even know what exactly was on the other side?

“I wasn’t thinking. I pushed all thoughts aside, ran for my life and didn’t look back,” he told me.

The subject of grit has been popping up all over the place; from the mouth of the deejay, in the morning paper, spelled out in the whip cream on my latte, on the stop sign.

Grit.

I think there is a time to think- a time to make some decisions- and after that, it’s time to double...

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Reasoning Like Slaves

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“Reasoning Like Slaves”

http://www.redstate.com/diary/caseywest7/2014/02/20/reasoning-like-slaves/

I tried not to get too worked up. I think I succeeded. 

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Another Flawed Liberal Assumption

 

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“Another Flawed Liberal Assumption”

http://www.redstate.com/caseywest7/2014/01/29/another-flawed-liberal-assumption/

I actually like the person who inspired this post. It’s just that she’s wrong.

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