We all have our weaknesses or vices, but we aren't privileged to justify them. They are not our birthright.
Though some are revealed impetuously, others result because we choose to act on them. Even Jesus' apostles made the distinction by reiterating those acts of choice: Matthew 15:19, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:10
The list is all conscious and consequential conduct. We may have innate temptations to some choices – even be prone to addictions or lusts that need help and support – but not a license to condone or endorse them.
Don't be deceived by social activism and insensitivities, for we inherently know better. It is self-serving disinformation that is drowning out moral honesty.
And who needs to know this? YOUTH -- immature children and young people who are being wrongly confused about sexuality ... between what is conspicuously natural and what is being redefined as natural ... by media, education, and politics seeking to compel kids that LGBT is "who they are", rewriting morality within minors.
Ira White - Portsmouth
My two cents: The Virginian "Pile-it" has lost more subscribers and has just within the week, made more personnel cutbacks and wonders why. Maybe it's because of who they are endorsing as candidates in Virginia Beach's council races. Of course all their picks endorse Light Rail all the way, no matter what the costs.....to the paper's detriment and apparent demise, I'd say. How's that workin' out?
I liken the Light Rail referendum in 2012 to asking "Who wants ice cream?" The word reasonable was in the question but nowhere to be found in the pursuit of this project. The public voted on Who wants Light Rail without the actual costs in the referendum question. So it's like Who wants Ice Cream?.....oh, but after the fact we find out it is going to cost thousand$$$ a scoop....and you're going to get two scoops.
RICHMOND, VA –As fuels and technology become more accessible and cheaper, the forces of government and corporations are moving to increase your energy costs.
Virginians should also file letters asking for support from their U.S. representatives and Senators.
It has been said that our Constitution is no longer appropriate for modern times.
Indeed, President Obama stated “We can no longer rely on a rulebook made a few centuries ago.” The reasoning is that new times call for new rules.
In the history of the world our Constitution is a newly developed concept. There have been attempts of such in the past, but they have been short-lived and/or limited.
Call me cynical, but my prediction –
3.Harry Reid rams through Senate approval before January.
Timing avoids a tidal wave of voter outrage on Nov. 4, possibly preventing loss of the Senate. Fait accompli -- the perfect gift from Obama that keeps on giving. Heaven help us.
Just a thought,
Ted Williams - Gloucester, VA
Flo AND HER BOSS!!!!!
In case you didn't know...
The "Harley Owners Group", the biggest motorcycle club in America, maybe even the world, hasn't found any members that have Progressive Insurance since the word got out about Progressive’s communist affiliations. Their association with George Soros, alone, should bring chills up your back. Oh, you don't know who George Soros is? He finances the Obama progressive affiliations.
Progressive Insurance....Who are they? You've seen and probably smiled at the clever Progressive Insurance TV commercials. As Paul Harvey would say, "You're about to learn the rest of the story." Click here to read Silentnomorepubications.com’s full news release on Progressive Insurance:
Dear Editor --
Although an off year, this November’s election is crucial to our future as a viable nation.
Democrat control of the senate for the past four years has enabled president Obama to do pretty much as he pleases, unchecked. The president is at this point a lame duck, answerable to no one for his actions.
It is therefore critical to flip the senate and maintain Republican control of the House to block Obama’s continuing executive overreach and, more importantly, block his potential Supreme Court nominations.
I will be the first to admit that today’s Republican Party is a bit far from what I, as a conservative, would like to see, and the Republicans running for the senate and the house are not necessarily my first choices. Click below to read rest of the letter
The Tidewater Libertarian Party (TLP) voted to oppose a request by City Councilman Jim Wood and Police Chief James Cevera to support their proposed legislation that would impose a civil penalty for any citizen ‘willfully’ failing to report a lost or stolen gun to the police.
Philip Van Cleve, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), a Virginia-based gun rights organization that lobbies to preserve and protect 2nd Amendment rights, in Virginia and the nation, told the 40+ attendees at the Saturday breakfast that the request will never get needed General Assembly approval to become law.
The TLP’s Robert Dean told Van Cleve he’d like to join the VCDL in drafting a joint resolution in opposition to the proposed legislation.
Wood and Cevera want to propose the law to the General Assembly to better combat lost or stolen guns out of the hands of criminals. Saturday’s was the first time the proposal to taken to the public to explain it. It can’t be passed by local government without legislative approval.
Cevera told the group, hundreds of thousands of lost or stolen guns, that have never been reported to police authorities, yearly end up on the streets in the hands of criminals. Status of the guns isn’t discovered until a criminal is arrested with a gun and police run a gun check.
Some weapons found on suspected criminals have to be returned because there are no records showing them reported lost or stolen, and, therefore not illegal to have in their possession until charged and convicted, or, investigation later reveals it connected to a crime.
TLPers contended that if a citizen had a weapon lost or stolen, they’d report it to their insurance company for reimbursement or replacement anyway, which would probably require making a police report. Wood and Cevera’s proposal wants to make that reporting requirement to police law, subject to civil penalties like running a red-light.
To a person Saturday, everyone at the meeting considered Wood and Cevera’s proposal an attempted first step of more gun control, leading to databases that could be used for future gun control/confiscation attempts by government. Libertarians and most conservatives do not trust government.
Wood and Cevera will continue to make their case before other groups and venues across the city.
Read full text of Councilman Wood’s Proposed Gun Law: More
Quote OF THE DAY
"One of the curious aspects of the Tea Party’s emergence during the past four years is the extent to which the mainstream media have fostered the idea that this political phenomenon represents a kind of radicalism. Certainly, some politicians of the so-called Tea Party have tossed out ideas and expressions that have been silly and warped. Does that mean, though, that the Tea Party, as a broad political movement, is radical?
"The answer is no. The Tea Party is a reactive movement, aimed at protecting the political mainstream from radical ideas, initiatives and policies of the left. Indeed, a review of American politics over, say, the last 50 years reveals that, to the extent America has been grappling with radicalism, it has been coming from the left. Then, as these ideas have gained traction through the agitations of the country’s liberal establishment, that establishment promptly labels those who resist as radicals."
~ Robert W. Merry, Political Editor, The National Interest
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