Friday, November 30, 2007

from the pen of Gordon Clark

"People who stress the goodness and love of God and fail to attend to God's righteousness and holiness cannot understand the death of Christ. These people so misunderstand love and goodness that they think God will not punish anybody. God is too good to let anyone perish, they say. Why then did Christ, God's son, have to suffer so? The explanation lies in God's perfect justice and righteousness. God defines sin by promulgating laws. He attached a terrible penalty to every infraction of the law."

"Modern man has lost his sense of justice. Sentimental compassion is expressed for the murderer, no one seems to care about the victim. This immoral theory is a result of disbelief in God, the holy and righteous God. Today, sociologists and penologists tend to minimize lawlessness. When a man is drunk, commits rape and murder or robs a bank, modern theorists call him "sick". He is to be rehabilitated, not punished."

This is apparently an American thing. We have more people in prison than any country in the world. I guess the rest of the world understands punishment? Americans don't want any part of punishment, they think that the only thing that makes you a criminal is getting caught. And since you didn't do anything wrong (no matter what you did) all you need is rehabilitation. Hence the need for so many large prisons. Death row is the most obvious example of this immoral theory. The only people on death row should be those awaiting appeal. Once appeal is heard, if they lose their appeal they should be summarily executed. Sitting on death row after you've lost your appeal is the most cruel and unusual punishment ever exacted upon a man.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Constitution and War

I've been thinking lately that Americans don't deserve their Constitution. Its not observed by the lawmakers anymore and the people that vote for them don't really care. I think the reason for this is probably the fact that the majority of Americans are not Christian anymore. That they were when the Constitution was written and adopted is beyond dispute and that's what made the United States a country. The Constitution is the only thing that New Jersey and Oklahoma have in common. Take that away and why should Massachusetts care what Mississippi does? I guess what I'm saying is that the United States established by the Constitution is gone. We know it ended in 1865 because what happened then is one set of states conquered another set of states. The American people of course have no idea this is what happened. They think that this war was fought to end slavery. It is very hard to convince them otherwise. And not because of a lack of argument or a lack of historical record. No, its difficult because they are so stupid. Really. Incredibly stupid. Slavery was ended by the 13th amendment to the US Constitution, which was ratified on December 6, 1865. That's just an ordinary historical fact. And if you know anything about how amending the Constitution works, you will know that nowhere in the Constitution does it say "300,000 Yankees must die before any amendment to this Constitution will be considered." And yet, in demonstration of the overwhelming stupidity of public-educated Americans, this is what must be believed in order to also believe that the war was fought to end slavery! NO...I continue to stand by my oft-repeated statement: Slavery had absolutely nothing to do with the war. Not even a speck on the horizon of causes. Slavery could have been abolished as soon as the Southern states terminated their voluntary union with the other states. The 13th amendment could have been ratified by the remaining states by the summer of 1861 easily. And, if those states had had any interest whatsoever in abolishing slavery this is what would have happened.

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