What we are witnessing in the current political arena, mainstream media, and public education has become nonsensical. It is the intentional validation of absurdity, and it is not reality.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “absurd” as: opposed to manifest truth; inconsistent with reason or the plain dictates of common sense.
An absurd man acts contrary to the clear dictates of reason or sound judgment.
An absurd proposition contradicts obvious truth.
An absurd practice or opinion is repugnant to the reason or common apprehension of men.
It is absurd to say six and six make ten, or that plants will take root in stone.
Many Democratic Socialists weekly try to correct my biblical/constitutional teaching and instructions. My conclusion? They are absurd.
To start from a place of universality, the following statement must be understood:
Socialism is totally secular and is predicated on theft, atheism, and a lack of respect for individual rights.
The overwhelming majority of our Founding Fathers were diametrically opposed to this philosophy. Their faith was in Jesus Christ, built on the Word of God, the revelation of Scripture, and the belief that a loving God created us in His likeness with unalienable rights. The same Creator God gave us freedom to live an abundant life that is founded on liberty.
When you eliminate a Creator-God, opinions about issues - like marriage, gender, a national minimum wage, K-16 public education, a Green New Deal, open borders, abortion before and after birth, and redistribution of wealth - become absurd rather than normal and natural.
To even speak of the aforementioned issues as Constitutional indicates a misunderstanding of the purpose and design of the Constitution. It enumerates and limits the authority of the federal government. Therefore, to suggest the American people are entitled to any programs whereby the federal government can change fixed and unchangeable laws, steal wealth from any class of citizens, and redefine itself as the author of all moral standards is - you guessed it - absurd.
Thomas Jefferson cautioned us that, “Bad government results from too much government.”
To continue aggrandizing government and marginalizing our duty to God is absurd.
I leave you with the wisdom of Robert Winthrop, former speaker of the House during the mid-1800s, succeeding the framers of the Constitution:
Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.
If we can all agree that being ruled by a bayonet is absurd, we should equally agree to take on the benevolent yoke of liberty offered by our Creator.
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