Saturday, December 17, 2022

In A Post-Christian World, Truths Are No Longer Self Evident

From the Declaration of Independence comes the intellectual basis for the Constitution:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

From the most recent installment of the Twitter Files comes this.

Substack writer Matt Taibbi dropped his latest installment of the "Twitter Files" on Friday that detailed the FBI's ties with the tech giant.

"The #TwitterFiles are revealing more every day about how the government collects, analyzes, and flags your social media content. Twitter’s contact with the FBI was constant and pervasive, as if it were a subsidiary," Taibbi began the thread on Friday. "Between January 2020 and November 2022, there were over 150 emails between the FBI and former Twitter Trust and Safety chief Yoel Roth… a surprisingly high number are requests by the FBI for Twitter to take action on election misinformation, even involving joke tweets from low-follower accounts."

In a Christian nation, freedom of speech comes from God. If you get in the way of that, you've got a problem with the Man Upstairs. In a secular world, well, in this time of a national emergency caused by Russian disinformation, racial injustice, Global Warming Climate Change, the murder of men who dress like women, a global pandemic or what's behind Door Number Two, we need to suspend those rights. Temporarily, you understand.

These days, it's always a time of national emergency. Once the powerful saw that they could silence us just by saying it was an emergency, they realized they could manufacture one emergency after another with no end in sight.

Without a cultural agreement that these rights come not from government, but a Creator, a "Sky Fairy" if you like, the Elites are answerable to no one. Well, almost no one.

In a nation where there are more guns than people, this is a highly unstable situation. Christianity is a stabilizing force. What will America look like without it?

Shootings at two electric substations in North Carolina last weekend are among the numerous threats posed to U.S. electric infrastructure since mid-October, raising questions about whether such incidents are on the rise.

Concerns grew further after Duke Energy Corp. reported gunfire near its Wateree Hydro station in Ridgeway, S.C., on Wednesday — several days after gunshots severely damaged two substations the company operates in Moore County, N.C. (Energywire, Dec. 7).

The incidents in the Carolinas followed attacks at six substations in Oregon and Washington in October and November. Local news outlets reported on those events this week. Grid security experts said it’s too early to tell whether the incidents were related or unusual in number, but said they showcase a need for the energy industry to be vigilant and prepared.

There are more ways to communicate than just posting on social media and voting.

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