Don Boys https://donboys.cstnews.com Common Sense for Today Thu, 23 Sep 2021 23:32:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.21 Will the American Empire Fall Like Rome Because of a Virus? https://donboys.cstnews.com/will-the-american-empire-fall-like-rome-because-of-a-virus https://donboys.cstnews.com/will-the-american-empire-fall-like-rome-because-of-a-virus#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 23:32:02 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2923 My critics will declare my title wrong since America is a democracy (more accurately, a republic) and not an Empire. An Empire is “a major political unit having a territory of great extent or a number of territories or peoples under a single sovereign authority.” I suggest America qualifies as an Empire with Biden acting like our “single sovereign authority.”

America can’t be a democracy since I did not vote (nor did my representatives) vote to pull out of Afghanistan or to open our southern border to decent, hard-working people looking for a better life and for sure, not for terrorists, deadbeats, child molesters, thieves, muggers, and other lowlifes. I did not vote to pretend two men or two women living together can make up a family; nor that children have a right to decide their gender; nor that a man can pretend to be a woman by changing his plumbing; nor to permit males to compete with females in athletic events; nor to permit boys to declare themselves female and gain rightful entrance into female restrooms and locker rooms.

Nor did I vote to permit our Empire to be run by egotistical health officials who have never treated anyone for anything at any time. Nor did I vote to force toddlers to wear a face mask; nor for businesses to be closed and church services to be shut down.

No, the American Empire, like Rome, is crumbling as I write.

I’ve even heard that some big-city mayors, all Democrats, will give a guaranteed weekly wage, but that can’t be true. Even Democrats can’t be that stupid.

The world has been fighting the Communist Chinese coronavirus for many months, and with “new variants” appearing, we may be losing the battle. Businesses are closing, hospitals are full, people are angry, experts are vacillating, politicians are lying as they take control, the innocent are dying, and vaccine makers are crying all the way to the bank carrying buckets full of money.

However, it has happened before with more tragic results.

Bubonic Plague lashed the face of Europe in the Middle Ages, killing half the population in some cities, more in others. Now the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that bubonic plague (Black Death) is spreading in many parts of Madagascar (island nation just east of southern Africa), and a “weak health care system means it may spread farther.” WHO reported that there have been 40 deaths from the plague, with 119 people infected. Plague is spread by fleas carried by rats.

WHO also ominously reported, “There is now a risk of a rapid spread of the disease due to the city’s high population density and the weakness of the healthcare system.”

Well, add one more threat to life from all the exotic diseases (pestilences) from Africa and China—earthquakes, famines, wars, and rumors of war to warn world citizens of the end of the world as we know it. No, I’m not a pessimist; that thought was Matthew, chapter 24. We have experienced all this before, but not with such frequency and intensity. Nations could be destroyed as in the past.

American physician, bacteriologist, and prolific author Hans Zinsser, among others, believe that the Plague of Justinian was partly responsible for the demise of the Roman Empire. He declared the plague was “perhaps the most potent single influence” which gave the coup de grâce to the ancient Empire. Bugs, not bullets, knocked off an empire! This pandemic lasted about seventy years and caused havoc in the Roman Empire, already bruised, broken, and bleeding. Justinian was desperately trying to restore the ancient Empire to its former glory–like trying to breathe life into a corpse.

Seventy years of pandemic!

During Emperor Justinian’s reign, the worldwide plague began in A.D. 541 at Pelusium, Egypt (at the mouth of the Nile). He was known as “the emperor that never sleeps.” In sixty years, the plague spread to all parts of the known world. The dead lay unburied in the streets, and ten thousand persons died each day at Constantinople. The people of Constantinople became desperate with all the deaths as they placed bodies anywhere they could. Some bodies were left in houses to rot. It got worse as the black horse of famine galloped through the city because mills stopped grinding corn due to workers’ deaths.

They experienced a major food shortage because of many business failures. And those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

V. Seibel tells us that the plague was preceded by many earthquakes, volcanic eruptions—Vesuvius, in 513, was one—and famines that dropped a blanket of terror and death over Europe, the Near East, and Asia. The worst natural occurrence was the earthquake and fire that destroyed Antioch in A.D. 526, killing almost 300,000 people.

The Roman Empire was in a state of confusion because of the added pressure, problems, and panic produced by the plague. Gibbon wrote, “No facts have been preserved to sustain an account or even a conjecture of the numbers that perished in this extraordinary mortality. I only find that, during three months, five and at length ten thousand persons died each day at Constantinople; and many cities of the East were left vacant, and that in several districts of Italy the harvest and the vintage withered on the ground.”

When the plague snuck into Constantinople in A.D. 542, it stayed for four months, killing so many people that it was impossible for the living to bury the dead. By A.D. 565, half of the citizens of the Byzantine Empire had died! Gibbon suggested that perhaps 100 million people in Europe alone died of this plague!

Well, we aren’t there yet.

Justinian’s armies were fighting with Persia, Africa, and the Goths in Italy, but those crude, unsophisticated barbarians had learned the art of making war from former warlords. Barbarians had learned how to organize, analyze, and cooperate. It was ever more difficult for the emperor to sustain armies on far-flung battlefields, especially when there were threats at home and treachery and thievery in his palace. Justinian needed, least of all, a major epidemic to compound his problems.

This Plague of Justinian emptied the cities, turned the country into a desert, and made the habitations of men the haunts of wild beasts. The snakes slithered and hissed, the hyenas crouched and laughed, and wild beasts pawed and growled where proud, pompous, and productive men once walked.

However, when men face the inscrutable, they tend to lose their arrogance, sinking into a hapless and helpless, and hopeless life.

Gibbon recorded: “The triple scourges of war, pestilence, and famine afflicted the subjects of Justinian, and his reign is disgraced by a visible decrease of the human species which has never been regained in some of the fairest countries of the globe.” Can anyone read that statement and doubt that disease has changed our world far more than wars? Furthermore, will irresponsible Muslim terrorists or the Communist Chinese coronavirus change our present world forever? Or maybe it will be the bubonic plague.

The plague of Justinian ended about 590, but most of Italy was controlled by the Lombards by that time. The barbarians were no longer at the gates of Rome but inside the gates. The mighty Empire had crumbled, and when the Muslim zealots swarmed out of Arabia in 634, the Roman and Persian forces gave only token resistance.

As uncultured, uncivilized, uneducated, and uncontrolled Muslim zealots swarm into America carrying hostile plans and harmful pestilences, will the once-great American Empire fall like Rome?

Even Emperor Justinian contracted the plague but survived; however, his Empire did not. The question: how will ancient plagues and other pestilences impact and change America?

Some of us will live long enough to see that answer.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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Media Awards Prove Loss of Shame! https://donboys.cstnews.com/media-awards-prove-loss-of-shame https://donboys.cstnews.com/media-awards-prove-loss-of-shame#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:43:20 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2919 In recent days at various award ceremonies and the Met Gala event, the voyeurs, deviates, degenerates, perverts, and wretched losers of the world watched attractive females (and silly, sissified, and senseless men) cavort at various venues strutting their stuff.

All done without shame on the part of the scantily dressed entertainers and the desperate viewers.

It seems the women have no sense of shame as their bosoms bounced hither and yon in danger of falling out. The ladies, or females in their forties, are obviously losing the battle to gravity as they parade braless for the world to see the Second Law operate in front of their eyes. Everything tends to go down, and for sure, everything that is considered an asset is heading that way.

Megan Fox said she’s been dressing nearly naked on the red carpet lately to fight “puritanical” projections of what women should be. No, she cannot pretend to have a high-minded motive. She realizes she has no other assets but a well-constructed body, so she wants to exhibit it as long as it is exhibitable. And that may not be very long without some paint-and-body professionals to keep it flauntable.

It is remarkable that one reviewer let her have it for her scandalous transparent dress by writing, “Megan Fox turned up to the VMAs wearing a transparent column dress with a bedazzled t*ong, a look that none of us asked for or wanted to see.” Not sure what the * is all about, I applaud his courage.

Megan Rapinoe (whose specialty is hating America, and I think she plays soccer) wore a gown emblazoned with “In Gay we Trust.” She is an outspoken lesbian. Her sponsors are Procter & gamble, BodyArmor, Hulu, etc., that every principled person should avoid. Sports Illustrated photographed her topless, almost naked; however, I don’t think many men are desperate or stupid enough to spend more than a casual glance at her topless photos as my wife and I did in preparing for this article.

For those who plunge ahead and look, there will be little chance of mental fornication.

The Met Gala affair, like all the awards shows, was a clown show with AOC (the incredible gift to Republicans) in her Tax the Rich gown and another woman with a silly costume demanding Equal Rights for Women expressed on a long train. The affair cost $35,000 per person, and the Socialist Party ripped into AOC for attending while BLM protesters were doing their thing in the streets and being arrested. It seems the natives are getting restless; maybe a social revolution is simmering among the left.

Breaks my heart.

Many women wore transparent dresses revealing thong underclothes where decent women used to wear “bloomers,” as Grandma called them. Often, the attractive whores wore a silver cross around the neck to express whatever. That compounds the disgust many-fold since the cross normally speaks of redemption, commitment, forgiveness, and righteousness.

For the last three or four years, the naked look has been getting worse in festivals, media award presentations, and other venues.

Naomi Campbell walked the runway wearing a “full, naked gown” in 2019, and Rihanna (not sure of her full name; maybe like Liberace, Cher, and Alexander) got the attention she craved in her famous naked dress, with a matching thong. Commentators said these were celebrity naked dress moments that we’ll never forget. “They were daring, fun, and downright historic.” No, they were a pathetic collection of male and female tramps and are an example of the underground decadence that has always been available to the sick, the vile, the demented, and the degenerate if they are willing to slink into a degrading, dirty, dark social sewer.

Tinashe (whoever she is) wore a cross necklace and little else while Lil Nas X, an alleged male dressed in purple as a woman. Lil’ Kim wore a purple wig and one breast hanging loose, and Megan Fox was escorted by Machine Gun Kelly—a pathetic, possible male.

It was an expensive clown parade anticipating an early Halloween.

Some dresses were so outrageous, it is difficult to believe anyone would be seen at Trader Joe’s in them but on international television! We know shame, decency, discretion, modesty, and the like have disappeared, but what about taste? One man was wrapped in a blanket, and I wondered how much he paid for his “designer” blanket.

Since the Fall of man, the earth has been cursed with women (and men) who used their bodies in illicit ways. They have been called loose women, prostitutes, whores, hussies, fallen women, and sluts; however, there was a sense of shame and disgrace in their activities in earlier days. Even Hollywood lowlifes tried to be discrete. While these labels are considered offensive, so is the lifestyle.

Proverbs chapter seven reveals the tragedy of indecent attire: “I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding…And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot…So she caught him, and kissed him…With her much fair speech she caused him to yield…Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.”

Exhibitionist women are exposing to the world what should be seen only by their lawful husbands.

With the acceleration to nakedness along with the competition on television and movies for exhibitionism, grossness, and shock value, I foresee not only a loss of shame and decency but the loss of a nation.

If an unmarried woman got pregnant, she was sent to “visit her grandmother” for a few months when I was young. The family still loved her, wanted the best for her, forgave her, but there was a sense of shame for the family and the bastard baby. But those days are long gone. Society calls this change “reproductive freedom,” but God calls it whoredom: status, beauty, money, and education don’t change anything.

Yes, any of our unmarried daughters can get pregnant, and it is a heartbreaking situation, but when it happens again and again, the young woman is a slut, whether she is my daughter or yours. Of course, getting pregnant doesn’t make her a slut; being sexually immoral does. Sex outside of marriage is always wrong for male and female.

It is not illegal to be promiscuous (male or female), but a graduate law student shocked the nation with her advocacy for slutism. Her audacity and lack of shame are appalling. While she did not admit to casual sex, she did plead the cause of sluts everywhere. Loose women and men who sleep together take the risk of walking away with more than they expected! With all the STDs out there, I am amazed  prostitutes stay in business. It shows that many men think below, not above the belt.

No, they don’t think at all.

In her testimony to congressional Democrats in 2012, the advocate for casual sex (at taxpayers’ expense) appeared to have no shame, decency, self-respect, or morals. She was trying to force insurance companies to finance sexual activity by paying for birth control. The daughter of a Methodist pastor told Democrat representatives (since Republicans refused to hear her plea), “Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school.” Well, not really. For those dumb enough to use birth control pills, they can be purchased for $12 or so per month.

Rush Limbaugh called her a slut and prostitute, causing a major controversy, and later apologized for his choice of words. I thought they were right on target, and there will be no apology from me, fake or felt. President Obama got into the fray by calling her and giving his support.

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

Some people will do anything for 15 minutes of fame. Or infamy. She wanted me to pay for students’ roll in the hay! That is insanity. When you play, you pay. Not me.

It is scary to realize that she is now an approved, licensed, commissioned, and accredited attorney who ran (and lost) for the California senate and spoke at the 2012 Democrat National Convention. I remind everyone that this lady, oops, this woman wanted taxpayers to fund recreational sex because it is a health issue; however, taxpayers are not responsible for college students’ recreation. Honestly, we are not responsible for providing anything to them. The females or their parents could pay for any birth control, or the promiscuous girls could require their male sluts to provide their own protection.

I wonder if her parents are hiding in a dark cave somewhere! Maybe, just maybe, their permissive child-training contributed to and encouraged her sexual lunacy!

Feminists tried to make this a birth control issue, but few are limiting birth control availability. Normal people simply insist that the promiscuous should provide their own.

No birth control method is 100% accurate, but female sluts could solve their problems using the old American standby—keep an aspirin between the knees. That is a 100% sure way to prevent pregnancy and STDs.

Any woman can go to a government-financed clinic and get “free” birth control. But that would be “demeaning.”

Moreover, if women can’t pay for birth control, then their parents can do so. According to her testimony, a woman needs $3,000 to fund her recreation through grad school. The Bible calls such people (male and female) whores. Sluts might consider getting a J-O-B to fund their recreational expenses.

She whines about the need for financial help to the sexually active, but life is tough, and as that great philosopher John Wayne declared, “Life is tough…it’s even tougher if you’re stupid.”

If taxpayers pay for birth control, why not food, autos, hair spray, deodorant, vacations, daily paper, widescreen television, ad nauseam.

Our budding attorney said, “Women like her have no choice but to go without contraception” (speaking of a female college friend without insurance that pays for birth control). No, they can stop recreational sex. Problem solved and money saved.

The testifying co-ed is just a fluke, not representative of ladies I know. Her testimony shows that a graduate student demanding taxpayers fund illicit sex is a little nutty.

And very much slutty with no sense of shame.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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Hypocrites at Harvard Making Changes that Would Make their Founder Weep! https://donboys.cstnews.com/hypocrites-at-harvard-making-changes-that-would-make-their-founder-weep https://donboys.cstnews.com/hypocrites-at-harvard-making-changes-that-would-make-their-founder-weep#respond Thu, 09 Sep 2021 16:44:53 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2914 The statue of Puritan John Harvard in Harvard Yard is weeping today.

The Daily Mail reported Harvard University (whose degree used to mean something) has named a devout atheist to be its new head chaplain (over 40 other chaplains) who wants to be known as a “humanist rabbi.” The over-priced, over-touted, and over-endowed school says, “it’s catering to the 40% of students who are NOT religious or agnostic.” But then, I thought they had done that for 50 years. The newly appointed religious leader said, “We don’t look to a god for answers.” Well, I know that’s been going on for more than 50 years.

Furthermore, Harvard Medical School continued to rewrite their history when they removed portraits of 31 of their past presidents because 30 were white. One of its former presidents has been designated a “racist, homophobic, antisemitic (sic), and xenophobic.” While I hesitate (a little) to defend such a person, it is not scholarly (or honest) to deny history. He did help make Harvard what it is, and all scholars stand on the shoulders of past dead, male, and white intellectuals. Harvard will still accept donations from white, dead (or living) males to fund scholarships to POC whether they qualify as students or not. All Harvard officials who sign on to such reverse racism might deserve a quota-hired surgeon when they need a triple heart by-pass.

The cowardly Harvard officials suggest students should not have to see portraits of a former racist president while they’re “eating Cheerios” in the dining hall. Well, at the cost of $278,000 for four years, students should be eating a more delicious breakfast than Cheerios. How about old-fashioned breakfast from Cracker Barrel or Waffle House, which would include service with a smile.

Harvard officials have not been true to their heritage for decades. Conscientious people are known for their consistency. Not hypocrisy. However, when one remembers the noble history of Harvard and its present place in society, it is evident that Harvard needs to make some significant changes to be consistent, but ones not prompted by political correctness.

If Harvard really wanted to do the principled thing, they would hire a president who willingly accepts the term, Fundamentalist. Or at least Evangelical but not the loosey-goosey kind. They would do that to be true to their heritage and faithful to the many born-again Christians who supported the school for hundreds of years.

The school was taken over by the enemy it was organized to fight against.

Harvard’s history began when the colony established its first college at New Towne (Massachusetts), later renamed Cambridge. Classes started in the summer of 1636 with one professor and nine students in a single frame house and a “college yard.” The present student body consists of over 20,000 students and 360,000 living alumni worldwide.

John Harvard was a Puritan minister who died of tuberculous in 1638 at 31 years of age and left half his estate to the new college. He is known as the “founder” of Harvard but was more of a benefactor since the school was founded two years earlier. There is a statue honoring John at a prominent place in Harvard Yard.

John was a teaching elder at the First Church of Charlestown in the neighborhood of Boston. It is associated with both the United Church of Christ and the Southern Baptist Convention “holding to a conservative view of the Bible and holding to the traditional Reformed view of theology.” Harvard served as an assistant minister at the church until his death.

Therefore, Harvard University owes its existence to a Puritan preacher who believed bizarre things like fornication and adultery were sinful and that such sins were punished by execution (carried out three times.) And no one ever waved the LGBTQ flag at Harvard Yard.

John’s statue should depict him hanging his head in shame at Harvard’s theological and moral bankruptcy.

Henry Dunster was president in 1640 at age 28 and served until 1654. He should get credit for the success of the college since he found Harvard desolate of students, devoid of buildings, and definitely needing income. He left it a blossoming institution with several buildings and a promising future.

Dunster’s forced resignation caused significant controversy because he was a famous Puritan, but by 1653, he became convinced infant baptism was unscriptural—bad news for a Puritan. He refused to have his baby son sprinkled since he now believed “only penitent believers confessing their sins” qualified as baptismal candidates. He even “intervened publicly at the baptism of [a] local infant,” causing a major stir in New England.

The baptism doctrine pretty much made Dunster a Baptist except in church government. More bad news in Puritan New England. He made it worse by asserting all gospel worship is based on Scripture “but paedobaptism (infant baptism) hath none.”

Moreover, Dunster believed in the separation of church and state while the Puritans’ Congregational Church controlled everything, even voting.

Dunster’s cause was clear, and he was forced to leave his home in Cambridge. The Puritan Court ousted Dunster from his home even though he had contributed a hundred acres of land to the college on which he had built the president’s home with his own hands. With winter approaching, he received an order to vacate the home even though his family was ill.

If present Harvard officials were compassionate and principled, they would really do the right thing by replacing the current Jewish president with a strong, male Baptist! I can provide a long list of qualified candidates with Ph.D., Th.D., Ed.D., or D.Min. degrees.

I might even consider the Presidential position under the following conditions: All unbelieving professors must resign immediately; all non-Baptists will be “let go” at the end of the school year; all tenure will be disavowed at the end of this school year; all immoral relationships will be confessed and forsaken; every employee will be expected to read the Bible through each year; Smoking, swearing, and swilling any alcoholic beverage will be cause for dismissal of any student or employee; I will have full authority to make any changes in employees, policies, curriculum, etc. Lastly, I will run the school from Georgia since there is no way I will leave the serenity of the south for the nightmare of Boston.

Note to the Harvard Trustees: I will consider the position. No promises.

One of the early presidents of Harvard was Increase Mather, who graduated from Harvard at age 17, sailed to Dublin for his Master’s Degree at Trinity College, and back to Boston to become pastor of North Church in 1661. The following year, he married his stepsister Maria Cotton. He became president of Harvard in 1685 and resigned in 1701, mainly because of political matters—not because he married his stepsister. While serving as Harvard’s president, Increase Mather used an enslaved man given to him by his son Cotton Mather “to run errands” for the college.

Cotton Mather supported the new college headed by his father and taught that Blacks were “the miserable children of Adam and Noah,” ordained to slavery as punishment.

So, Harvard has slavery in its history, not just racism.

Harvard University’s departure from the faith and its charter is what has happened in every other educational institution in the world. If John Harvard knew what his namesake was doing, he would be appalled at the apostasy.

Harvard (founded by Bible-believing Christians!) is one of the nation’s most prestigious and expensive Ivy League schools. It has granted official school recognition to a BDSM sex club— BDSM means “bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism”! That fits with Harvard’s “incest-fest” party, which a major hall hosts each winter. Proving that a former Fundamentalist institution can be very broadminded, a workshop delved into the ins and outs of anal sex, with a presenter denouncing the “stupidity of abstinence” and the joys of “putting things in your butt,” according to a College Fix reporter who attended the event.

Former president of Harvard John Leverett (died 1724) complained about vile student activities in his day. In his diary, Leverett confesses that the faculty “struggled mightily to control unsavory student behavior such as swearing, ‘riotous Actions,’ and card-playing—to which student diaries add attending horse races and pirate hangings in Boston.”

Obviously, Harvard has drifted far, far from its Puritan roots. It seems anything is permissible, even acceptable at Harvard, no matter how contrary to Scripture. One of their professors, Steven Pinker, pontificated, “The Bible is a manual for rape, genocide, and the destruction of families…. Religion has given us stonings, witch burnings, crusades, inquisitions…and mothers who drown their children in the river.” So, the first college in America now has professors who refuse and reject and ridicule the Bible.

What would John Harvard be thinking?

Harvard’s mission statement at its beginning was, “Everyone shall consider as the main end of his life and studies to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life. John 17:3.” Remember that this statement was told to early Americans who were asked to give of their meager income to finance the new college. They gave but never expected the school to apostatize to become one of the most anti-Christian schools in America. Americans are still giving to Harvard until it has the largest trust fund in the world—over 39 billion dollars. Make a note that it is billion, not million.

With the preceding in mind and Harvard officials draping or removing portraits of former presidents who were racists, some other changes are required in the name of consistency. First, they must remove the statue of John Harvard. After all, he taught that a wife was to obey her husband, believed all sexual activities outside marriage were wrong and taught that homosexuality was an unspeakable sin.

Several Harvard professors were angry that school officials responded to the major college cheating scandal by looking into professors’ private emails. The professors declared that is worse than selling an acceptance letter to wealthy families. But those professors didn’t seem concerned about sex week, anti-capitalism, pro socialism, anti-Semitism, and a general departure from the Bible, their heritage, and common sense.

If students today should not have to eat their Cheerios looking at the portrait of a racist, then students should not have to walk by the statue of John Harvard, who held to the biblical teaching about marriage, sex, and perversion. Nor should they have to face the name, painting, or facts about a Bible-spouting Baptist who embarrassed every Puritan in the colony for rejecting infant baptism. That goes for Mather, who owned a slave while on campus. Call everyone together to scour the campus and every building to remove any reference to Mather because of his reluctance to denounce the Salem Witch Hunt. He must go.

Being run by wimps without character (including the board of trustees responsible for all the incompetent professors and vacuous curriculum), Harvard will not make any changes that the school’s founders and supporters would have thought wise.

The present conditions at Harvard reflect America’s deviancy, degradation, and decline.

I weep with John.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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The Tragedy of a Mentally Incompetent World Leader Whose Advisors and Family Refuse to Challenge, Confront, or Control Him! https://donboys.cstnews.com/the-tragedy-of-a-mentally-incompetent-world-leader-whose-advisors-and-family-refuse-to-challenge-confront-or-control-him https://donboys.cstnews.com/the-tragedy-of-a-mentally-incompetent-world-leader-whose-advisors-and-family-refuse-to-challenge-confront-or-control-him#respond Thu, 02 Sep 2021 16:29:29 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2911 Various world leaders in history have been incredibly talented, ambitious, gracious, lazy, indulgent, vicious, perverted, brutal, incompetent, and crazy as a loon. Some of the above is true of Joe Biden, pretending to be President of the U.S. After all, if a man can pretend to be a woman, a black racist can pretend to be a lily-white person, then a fumbling, foolish, and failing lifetime politician can pretend to be the leader of the free world.

However, the catastrophic and tragic results are not pretended, temporary, or easily corrected.

As a world leader, Biden has been preceded by many others in different times and different places with whom he has a similar modus operandi.

Roman Emperor Caligula was known for his lavish projects, his sadism, and his eccentricity. He once had his army construct a two-mile floating bridge so he could gallop along it on his horse. I suppose he sold that to the Rome Senate as a much-needed “infrastructure bill.” But then, he didn’t need Senate approval since he often said, “Remember that I have the right to do anything to anybody.”

Caligula built a lavish house for his horse and attempted to appoint his steed to the prestigious position of consul. However, he (Caligula, not his horse) was assassinated before he could complete the promotion.

In the interest of discretion, I will not deal here with the many appointments Joe Biden has made that are regrettable, repulsive, and reckless to freedom nor with the RINOs that did not scream their objection. Although Biden did make much of his dogs that seemed to have the freedom to roam in his palace, I mean the White House.

Caligula had an odd physique, and his body was extremely hairy—except for his head. He was often ridiculed as looking like a goat. If anyone at court used the word goat, he was beaten to death with an iron rod. Suetonius alleges in his A.D. 121, The Twelve Caesars that Caligula made it a crime “for any person to look down on [him] from above or so much as to name a goat.” The emperor also dressed in female shoes and wigs, slept with his sisters, and paraded his fourth wife nude in front of his associates at court.

Biden’s decline has not reached the depraved depths of Caligula, but Joe’s irresponsible decisions have been far more devastating, disastrous, and deadly to the world.

Roman Emperor Nero (nephew of Caligula) became synonymous with madness. History reveals while persecuting and prosecuting Christians, he killed his stepbrother, his wife, and his mother (with whom he had sex). He was also charged with burning Rome to extend his palace, and he allegedly fiddled while the city burned.

Joe can’t play a fiddle.

Closer to modern times, King George III of England, whom a small group of future Americans spanked thoroughly in the late 1700s, reigned more than 59 years having great successes and massive failures. George was deeply devout and spent hours in prayer. He first met his wife on their wedding day and remained faithful to her throughout his life, unlike most European royalty. They had 15 children—nine sons and six daughters.

That’s something Biden can’t boast of since he broke up Jill’s first marriage with Bill Stevenson and has since pretended his courtship with Jill was a classic and classy romance. It was not. It was a sordid affair. Jill’s husband even gave Biden $11,000 for his first senate campaign, but I suppose he is no longer a Biden supporter. Fact is, he is writing a book about the whole affair.

King George had a keen interest in agriculture, earning him the nickname “Farmer George.” He was sincerely loved and applauded for his victory in the Seven Years War with France and other accomplishments, including not being dragged into the bloody French Revolution. His résumé would be more impressive if he had managed to stay out of the American Revolution or War of Independence.

While George was admired for living a virtuous life, he was troubled with the vile lifestyles of his sons, who became infamous for secret spouses, meddling mistresses, and bastard babies.

George was a brilliant, talented, and thoughtful king who, at various times, ruled, reigned, and ranted. Colonial Americans considered him a tyrant; however, much of the problem was with the English Parliament that George had to get along with.

When George drifted into violent insanity in 1788, lasting several months, his physicians forced him to wear a straitjacket while doctors blistered his skin in an attempt to rid the body of poisons. Blistering consisted of using James’ Powders (mostly arsenic). As is often true, the cure was worse than the disease and ended up killing him. A sample of the King’s hair in 2005 revealed high levels of arsenic from the powders.

The King’s final months were spent being bound in a straitjacket and sometimes chained to a chair. He died at Windsor Castle on January 29, 1820. He had an impressive funeral, but the tombstone should have read: Killed by unskilled physicians.

As the king’s health deteriorated, he developed dementia and became completely blind, and at Christmas of 1819, he talked nonsense for 58 hours. He had also gone deaf, so he was spared having to hear what he said.

Biden doesn’t have that luxury when he blabs gibberish.

Physicians and aristocrats who had contact with George noted that he often spoke nonsense when he was not well. It got so bad, it was not possible to comprehend what he meant to say. He would talk for many hours without stopping as he foamed at the mouth. On a special occasion, he walked to the podium, bowed, and said to the illustrious crowd, “My Lords and Peacocks.” But that was simply George. Everyone knew most of the European royalty had been interbreeding for decades, so many of them were quirky.

With George, it was more than being quirky or eccentric. He was sick and suffered bouts of mental instability as early as 1765 and lasted until he died in 1820.

Joe Biden is not just “sleepy Joe” or a “little quirky.” He, at times, seems to be in another world, not knowing whether he is pitching or catching. For sure, he should not be in the game. His first year in office proves he is way out of his league, and his failures are already devastating the world.

Biden delayed the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, giving terrorists control of Kabul, making the terrorists the de facto government. His decision, one of the worst in American history, resulted in bombing deaths, chaos at the airport, giving names of Americans to the terrorists, and finally leaving an unknown number of American citizens in the hands of the violent Taliban. This decision will live long in history as one of the most despicable, unnecessary, and tragic political decisions ever made.

A less severe consequence of the surrender was to leave billions of dollars of military equipment in enemy hands. Hey, I’m no military expert, I wasn’t even a real sharp Boy Scout (since I had just discovered girls), but I know you remove American civilians first, then support personnel, then the military and equipment. And as far as leaving the equipment behind, it should have been ferried to a nearby friendly nation. Even if that was not possible, you can destroy a huge airplane with one well-placed hand grenade. Or, using a shoulder-fired rocket launcher, one can destroy a fleet of planes, tanks, trucks, and a massive stack of automatic rifles in a few minutes.

Biden’s appalling decision is branded on his face, the Democrats, and the wobbly RINOs for the world to see and Biden’s nonsensical chattering will be rejected by all honest people. And he can’t turn his back and walk away from this fiasco.

Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline that cost Americans thousands of jobs with no concern for the far-reaching consequences. He also canceled oil and gas leases affecting thousands of jobs in the southwest states.

Biden’s border policy is an obvious disaster as to a record number of illegal aliens flooding into U.S. cities from sea to shining sea. He even permitted 900,000 deported aliens to return to America! Biden spent nearly $90 million, so illegal invaders could sleep well in nearby motels. The deadly results will be evident for decades to come.

To add to the confusion, he stopped building the wall costing us $6 million a day to not continue the work. He compounded his madness, and some say treason, by preventing most arrests and deportations of criminal illegal aliens. Biden reinstituted the catch and release program stopped by President Trump with the expected consequences of those aliens distributing the COVID virus among us.

Biden’s Department of Justice has been vigorously pursuing the “insurrection” on January 6 but smiles benignly as the rebels, rioters, and robbers of Black Lives Matter and Antifa fame have all charges dropped.

Biden is not totally unconcerned for everyone since he permits transgender people to serve in the military, even paying for sex-change surgeries. Biden is very generous—with our money. He also signed an executive order including “gender identity” in the enforcement of civil rights laws showing his rainbow colors by creating a White House Office on Gender Policy. Parents of girls in sports can now count on the feds enforcing Title IX eviscerating women’s sports, putting the radical LGBTQ agenda above women’s rights and safety. Furthermore, he ordered the State Department to make LGBTQI issues a foreign policy priority. He did not explain why giving legal permission for perversion was a foreign policy issue, but it made the LGBT crowd happy.

That’s all that matters; after all, they make up about 3% of the U.S. population. But they are loud, rich, and they vote—left.

I could go on and on and on about his cuddling up to Communist China, appeasing the fanatics in Iran, insisting on mask mandates, kowtowing to the leftist teachers’ unions, mailing stimulus checks to incarcerated felons, and sending $125 million to the Palestinian Authority.

Biden is a gun grabber who wants to make it impossible for Americans to defend themselves, totally contrary to the Constitution. Interestingly, the Taliban in Kabul issued orders for all citizens to surrender their guns within a week! I was going to add, they learned that from Biden, but all tyrants do that. After all, they may be tyrants, but they aren’t stupid.

So, it is time for Biden to go slowly into the night. No big deal. Just leave for the sake of America and the free world. If he is too far gone to be aware of his condition, his advisors must step in and convince him to move back to his basement in Delaware. It is past time for those in Congress to act in defense of their country and in obedience to their sacred oath to defend this nation. They must pull all the strings, push all the buttons, call in all favors, and sound all alarms to remove Biden.

If all else fails, Jill should do what she should have done months ago and demand he leave. How can a wife, family member, or friend permit a loved one to continue in such a powerful position impacting millions of people while every sensitive person feels sorrow for him?

Joe Biden is fiercely derided on the one side and weekly defended on the other side because he has no defense. He has attained the frailties without the wisdom, knowledge, and experience of age. His friends and relatives must admit that and take responsibility to render him harmless—at least to America, which he has sworn to protect.

Biden must go—now.

Leaving us with what’s-her-name Harris in the Oval Office! Well, I’ll deal with that later.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 19 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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Stop Being Awed With Wild Animals that Prey on Humans! https://donboys.cstnews.com/stop-being-awed-with-wild-animals-that-prey-on-humans https://donboys.cstnews.com/stop-being-awed-with-wild-animals-that-prey-on-humans#respond Thu, 26 Aug 2021 22:07:27 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2909 Non-thinking animal worshippers whine at the trophy killing of a lion in Zimbabwe while people living in the area rejoiced. The Daily Mail headlined the story of “Mopane” killed by an American trophy hunter with a bow. The Mail asks, “How could this savagery roar back? Six years ago, the slaughter of Cecil the lion by a Minnesota dentist horrified the world. Now, writes Tom Leonard, this magnificent beast has been shot with a bow and arrow by another trophy hunter.”

The article declared of Mopane, “Although he had a troublesome reputation in his youth, Mopane had settled down, become a father and formed a pride with a subordinate male named Sidhule, two adult females and six young lions.” The author used human experiences to describe a lion as if Mopane was a pathetic human who had turned his life around by forming a polyamorous family.

Hand me a barf bag. And a polyamorous family is more deplorable than the tooth-and-claw life of wild beasts since those actions are normal, but polyamorous living is abnormal for the human parallel.

While honest people can debate trophy killings to increase one’s ego, or as a personal challenge, etc., and not to provide food, that alone does not justify the ritually excessive reaction to trophy hunting. In Judges 14, Samson killed a lion but did not take it as food or trophy, but he will forever be known for killing a lion with his hands.

Generally, the killing of an animal should result in people eating the meat. Proverbs 12:27 says, “The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.” So, if one does not eat the meat (or give it to others), he is slothful: deceitful and fraudulent.

Most critics are not aware that usually, a trophy hunter’s kill feeds scores of hungry natives. That’s one reason, although not the main one, that people living in villages in Africa, India, etc., are delighted when a lion, tiger, leopard, snake, or such is killed. After all, natives live with daily fear while superficial, farcical, chattering city-dwellers weep copious tears over a dead beast who lives only to prey on other beasts and, at times, humans.

In the security of civilization, Americans respond to a trophy kill with chest-beating, caterwauling, and macabre mourning as they weep, whine, and whimper about the killing of a lion with a name! Since when do wild animals have a name?

African villagers don’t care who kills the lions, when they are killed, or how they are killed as long as they are killed. There is rejoicing when a lion or similar predator is killed. Stupid, sheep-like, non-thinking Americans whine on cue as radical animal worshippers play their silly tune.

African natives who live in constant fear of deadly animals, especially lions, do not care if a lion was lured off a reserve, or baited, or if the shooter had a license. They just want lions dead so they can live safely in their village. In a choice between wild animals and people, I choose people every time.

A Zimbabwean graduate student in the U.S. said, “In my village in Zimbabwe, surrounded by wildlife conservation areas, no lion has ever been beloved or granted an affectionate nickname. They are objects of terror.” He is right, and as the Apostle Peter wrote in II Pet. 2:12: “But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed….” It was not wrong to kill “Mopane.”

The hunter should be applauded, not attacked.

It is shocking the number of people who get more alarmed, anxious, and angry when wild beasts are killed than when millions of babies are aborted or children are shot each day in Chicago, Baltimore, Washington D.C., New York City, and other Democrat-controlled cities.

How about some perspective on this matter?

Alaskan health officials, in 2019, revealed, “68 people in the state were hospitalized for injuries sustained in 66 bear attacks from 2000 to 2017. Ten people died as a result of bear attacks during that period.”

Last Monday, a grizzly bear attacked a 55-year-old tourist in Denali National Park and Preserve. The tourist survived the attack. In July, a camper was killed when pulled from her tent by a grizzly in Montana. Again, there was no provocation, no cubs to protect. A backcountry guide also died from his injuries in April after a grizzly attacked him in Yellowstone National Park. There have been eight reported bear attacks in 2021—two resulting in fatalities. Authorities are very concerned about bears in American cities invading homes and swimming pools.

Humans have been attacked by wild creatures since Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden in disgrace. The snake has never been a friend to mankind since that time.

While attacks by bears, sharks, and alligators make the news, the lowly mosquito is the deadliest creature to man. They are responsible for about one million deaths each year globally.

It’s acceptable to swat or spray a mosquito, but we must leave “noble” beasts alone.

Since July 1, 2021, there have been at least 22 shark attacks in the U.S. and 42 attacks worldwide, and five were fatal.

No bear, shark, alligator, or mountain lion is worth the life of one precious child—or adult, and I am weary of animal rights fanatics rushing to the defense of vicious predators after an attack on an innocent human.

Fanatics tell us that animals, even the vicious ones, are equivalent to humans and should have the same rights as humans. PETA’s co-founder Alex Pacheco said, “We feel that animals have the same rights as a retarded human child.” Alex is not only common sense deficient but scripturally deficient because Luke 12:7 tells us, “Ye [humans] are of more value than many sparrows.”

We are told these predators are often confused when near humans. Sharks have poor eyesight, and often bears only want to protect their young. Alligators are simply defending their territory. Sure, like when an alligator stalked and dismembered a female jogger. Her arms were found in the stomach of the captured alligator. There have been 23 confirmed (plus 9 unconfirmed) fatal alligator attacks in Florida since 1948.

Fanatics tell us even bugs and insects have legal rights. Even cockroaches “have a right to live” and serve the environment by being “efficient little garbage collectors,” opined a straight-faced fanatic.

It’s incredible that sane people, hearing such nonsense, don’t fall to the floor holding their sides in laughter. Or maybe tears would be more appropriate for a world gone stark raving mad. And “nuts” is a reasonable and proper description.

Sharks are noble creatures and are “gentle,” and can be “trusted.” Yea, tell that to children who have had their arms or legs severed by one of those “gentle” creatures. Tell that to the parasailer soaring just above the water when a “gentle” shark leaped out of the water and bit his foot. Tell that to the eight humans who are killed each year by those “trusted” sharks. Sure, you can trust a shark—to be a shark—just as you can trust a loony leftist to be a loony leftist.

I suggest we capture more of the predators and place them in our zoos and wildlife parks. That way, they will be cared for and propagate profusely to be available for future generations. Let’s have zoos even in small towns and cities.

Then I recommend that vicious animals be considered what they are: a threat to society. Make open season on all bears, sharks, alligators, and mountain lions. Let genuine bear rugs become a status symbol in American homes. Few items are as unique as a well-made pair of alligator shoes, and with the killing of so many of them, the price of alligator shoes and belts would plummet.

I am not defending the torture of animals since that speaks volumes about the torturers. Children should be taught that a gracious God provided animals to provide us food, clothing, shoes, milk, etc. We know there is a connection with kids who torture animals and later kill humans. The Bible commands us to be kind to our beasts; however, there is a big difference between a cow or horse and a rampaging bear, alligator, mountain lion, or shark.

Remove the predators from society except for the zoos. Maybe even pay a bounty for each one killed! Get serious about human lives. It would also guarantee the existence of vicious wild beasts.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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Has COVID-19 Revealed Anything About Trusting Experts? https://donboys.cstnews.com/has-covid-19-revealed-anything-about-trusting-experts https://donboys.cstnews.com/has-covid-19-revealed-anything-about-trusting-experts#respond Fri, 20 Aug 2021 17:39:35 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2901  

Historical plagues taught people of the affected areas much about the incompetency of experts in the realm of medicine, politics, theology, etc., but I’m not sure Americans have learned much.

When major plagues finally and mysteriously left a devastated country, interest in religious matters decreased because many clergymen died, and so many prayers were unanswered. Of course, God-haters have used unanswered prayer as an excuse for unbelief since the beginning of time. J. L. Cloudsley-Thompson wrote, “It is beyond the bounds of possibility for anyone to estimate the influence of epidemic disease on religion and philosophy. Nor can we clearly assess its influence on the material course of human history.”

The Greek historian Polybius (204-122 B.C.), known as the most reliable ancient historian, reported the whole of Greece had been visited in his time by childlessness and a general decline of the population resulting in the emptying of the cities and the failure of the land to render its produce. He said men refused to marry or, if they married, refused to have children. If they had children, they refused to rear them. He said that men went out of their way to be ostentatious, avaricious, and indolent.

Sounds rather contemporaneous.

Several historians believe the Greeks fell to the Romans because of malaria attacks, not marching armies. Malaria was rampant throughout the Greek world by 400 B.C. The malarial parasite killed infants, weakened unsuspecting children, forced the vacating of the best farmlands, and helped reduce Greeks into listless, lazy, and licentious people. As a result, the power and glory of ancient Greece became a mocking memory.

Some historians, in my opinion, give too much credit to the mosquito for the fall of Greece. It was a significant factor, but men must always be held accountable for their actions. Today, a man gets drunk, kills a carload of people, and pleads that he was not in control and should not be held responsible. Others tell us that sugar impaired their ability, and they lost control and should not be accountable for the results they produced. No doubt, there is some truth to those claims. The same was true in Greece. Malaria did make them listless, therefore, lazy, but they chose to be licentious.

In our time, duped, deceived, defiant, and destructive youth are dedicated to destroying our way of life. They are not innocent do-gooders but are devoted to changing our liberty-based government to a Socialist/Communist system. They are the enemy. Others are using the COVID threat to accomplish the same transformation: America should be dismantled or destroyed.

Significant change is happening in America with more changes ahead of us, and if we lose our freedom, the reasons won’t be that important.

The Greeks slowly lost their brilliance, which was thought to be the quintessence of original thought. This degeneration is evident in their art and literature and other areas of creativity. W.H.S. Jones wrote, “Their initiative vanished; they ceased to create and began to comment. Patriotism, with rare exceptions, became an empty name, for few had the high spirit and energy to translate into action man’s duty to the state. Vacillation, indecision, fitful outbursts of harmful activity followed by cowardly depression, selfish cruelty, and criminal weakness are characteristics of the public life of Greece from the struggle with Macedonia to the final conquest by the armies of Rome.”

Sounds familiar.

Francesco de Sanctis, Angelo Celli, and others taught that disease has altered the world’s condition more than wars. Ancient Greece probably would not have fallen into the hands of Rome if it had not been for malaria. Are we not fools if we don‘t consider the same or similar results from possible contagious diseases and biological terrorism we face today?

We can now add AIDS, flu, Ebola, and the Chinese Communist coronavirus to the scourges that have smitten mankind, taking their dreary toll. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals 36 million people have died of AIDS! The death toll from Ebola climbed to about 11,000 instead of the 1.4 million predicted by the CDC! Of course, the experts have been wrong numerous times during these COVID days. Even the notorious Bubonic Plague (the Black Death) that wiped out at least fifty million people in Europe during the 1300s has raised its vicious head, especially in Western states such as Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, and California.

Many medical experts tell us another COVID wave has hit us, but we should not worry if we have been vaccinated. However, other medical experts tell us 45,000 vaccinated Americans have died from the COVID vaccines, and that number has been hidden to cover the behinds of experts!

Has COVID taught us to be cautious about depending on the experts who can be weak, willful, whacky, and wrong? And in the case of Dr. Fauci—wearisome. Have we recognized the danger of repressing, ridiculing, and rejecting differing opinions? Are we willing to admit the media has become the enemy or at least is biased and self-serving?

About 85% of the COVID deaths could have been prevented if physicians had prescribed established inexpensive home treatment before the disease took control of patients. Wait until that truth reaches the bereaved relatives of the preventable dead!

The COVID fiasco should convince everybody of the dissension, danger, and deaths from politicizing medicine.

If we don’t learn from pandemic history, we are doomed to repeat it, and it is happening as I write and you read this warning.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for U.S.A. Today for 8 years. Boys authored 19 books, the most recent,  Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don  Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blogSend a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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Are Fundamentalists Deplorable, Despicable, and Dangerous People?     https://donboys.cstnews.com/are-fundamentalists-deplorable-despicable-and-dangerous-people https://donboys.cstnews.com/are-fundamentalists-deplorable-despicable-and-dangerous-people#respond Fri, 13 Aug 2021 17:39:16 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2897 Are Fundamentalists deplorable, despicable, even dangerous people? Well, one must first realize that there are all kinds of fundamentalists. There are Muslim Fundamentalists, so one must consider what they believe and practice. There are Jewish Fundamentalists, and even many Jews find them a little weird. Then there are Christian Fundamentalists whom many consider odd. But then, that decision was made without considering complete information, and that is the definition of prejudice.

While Christian Fundamentalists should never be weird or odd, the Bible requires them to be peculiar. A biblically peculiar person reminds people of Christ. However, most secular people could never comprehend the daily lifestyle of a biblical Fundamentalist.

One must also understand that fundamental simply means going back to the origins or the basics. A college basketball team loses 20 games in a row, so the coach gets the team around him and says, “Guys, we must get back to the fundamentals. This is a basketball. That is a basket, and the purpose is to get this ball in that basket without getting fouled.”

I believe all Christians need to get back to the basics of Christianity, discarding the nonsense, the lies, the false traditions, and the heresy—back to barebones Christianity, i.e., Fundamentalism.

U.S. Fundamentalists (a term from the 1940s), including many who identify as Evangelicals, comprise about 30 percent to 40 percent of the U.S. population. They are simply Christians who take the Bible seriously and are willing to stand alone if necessary for their beliefs. Their stand is usually conspicuous for its responsible militancy, and that militancy has occasioned slanderous accusations that they are mendacious, mad, or malicious in their stand. It seems opponents find it easier to accuse Fundamentalists of being mad and mean rather than discuss and debate their militant positions. Biblical militancy will always result in help and will never harm anyone.

And no true Fundamentalist will seek to force his view on anyone. That accusation has been made by people who interpret a loving yet militant statement as “trying to force his ideas down my throat.”

The critic simply cannot refute what he has heard.

Because of Fundamentalists’ high view of Scripture (it is inspired, infallible, and inerrant as well as invaluable for proper living), they adhere to the fundamentals of the faith. Their core beliefs—Christ’s virgin birth, virtuous life, vicarious death, victorious resurrection, and visible return, as well as the validity of miracles and the veracity of Scripture. Of course, at one time, all orthodox Christians believed those doctrines!

So, who changed?

Furthermore, most Fundamentalists insist on the independence of each local church, refusing any religious hierarchy or authority over a local congregation. Therefore, they refuse to belong to any denomination. Each local Fundamentalist congregation must be judged on its own merits. Most are tender and compassionate, while some are tyrannical and cold.

There were exceptions to the anti-denomination position in the early 1900s when many highly competent Fundamentalists were in the Presbyterian U.S.A. and the Northern (later American) Baptist Convention. During that era when the Fundamentalist/Modernist battle was raging, many great preachers refused to recognize the theological corruption in their groups or, if admitted, they refused to leave their beloved denominations. Such a move would have had a significant impact on their family, friends, finances, and future. Many others did leave and became what they should have always been—unaffiliated or independent Christians, as were the first-century Christians.

Fundamentalists are not the new boy on the block. Resource books are wrong when they call Fundamentalism a phenomenon of the 20th century. While the name is new, the movement goes back to an empty tomb in a beautiful garden outside Jerusalem.

Harvard Divinity School Professor (and Church Historian) Kirsopp Lake wrote, “Fundamentalism is virtually synonymous with orthodox Christianity.” He added, “It is a mistake, often made by educated persons who happen to have but little knowledge of historical theology, to suppose that Fundamentalism is a new and strange form of thought. It is nothing of the kind: it is the…survival of a theology which was once universally held by all Christians.”

Dr. Lake continued, “The Fundamentalist may be wrong: I think that he is. [No, if we are original Christians, then Fundamentalism is not wrong.] But it is we who have departed from the tradition, not he, and I am sorry for the fate of anyone who tries to argue with a Fundamentalist on the basis of authority. The Bible and the corpus theologicum of the Church is [sic] on the Fundamentalist side.” (Kirsopp Lake, The Religion of Yesterday and To-morrow, (Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1925), pp 61-62.)

It is a fact, recognized by all, that the best support for your position is the positive comments by your critics as per Lake’s above.

To repeat, even unbelieving scholars teach that the original Christians were Fundamentalists called by different names—Christians, Disciples, Believers, Followers, Arnoldists, Donatists, Waldensians, Hussites, etc. As years passed, some got loose in their beliefs and took on spurious views, which exploded into the world’s religious mess today.

Fundamentalists eschew formalism, anthems, vestments, and repetition and usually prefer, even demand, simplicity in worship, doctrinally sound hymns, and serious Bible teaching and preaching. They meet in massive megachurches, smaller “churchy” buildings, storefronts, or even homes. They are also known for their independence; consequently, some Fundamentalists will fuss with me for “speaking for them.” Of course, I speak for myself, prompted by my knowledge of church history and current events.

The very suggestion that modern Fundamentalists (those who adhere to the basics) are the same as original Christians causes heartburn, palpitations, and hot flashes across the fruited plain. After all, aren’t Fundamentalist Christians uncouth, unsophisticated, and uneducated louts responsible for dandruff, sunspots, drought, and partly responsible for global warming? Aren’t they blamable for the declining population of copperheads and rattlesnakes in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Tennessee? Didn’t they organize the Flat Earth Society? Don’t their children live in constant fear, and their wives are usually pious, plump, put-down—and pregnant?

Well, maybe the above charges are outrageous, but surely, Fundamentalists are legalistic and pharisaical! No, all these accusations indicate that the critic is desperate and devious, if not dishonest.

Or, maybe just simply dumb.

The world generally has a silly, untrue caricature of Fundamentalists. A Fundamentalist has recognized himself as a sinner, repented of sin, and received Christ as Savior based upon His sacrificial death and physical resurrection. Following his salvation, he seeks to honor Christ in every respect. He takes the scriptural commands seriously to live godly, separate from compromise, and he lovingly rebukes those who stray from the truth. Moreover, he will try to pass to his children those same characteristics.

That means Fundamentalists are obligated to obey the Ten Commandments, treat others the way they want to be treated, respect the dignity of all people, show genuine love in response to hate, generously give to help others, stand for biblical truth against all odds, whatever the cost, even to correct but not coerce those who do not stand for truth.

To an informed Christian, the truth cannot be sacrificed on the altar of a bogus tolerance. Tolerance is often used as a smokescreen to secretly and safely retreat from orthodoxy. We are told repeatedly, all views have equal merit, and none should be considered better than another.

Practically everyone believes that lie. All persons are considered equal, but not all positions are. Anyone can have odd ideas, and he has a right to them, so I respect him and recognize his right to express his views. However, while he is equal to me, his ideas are not necessarily sane, scholarly, or scriptural. His ideas can be foolish and unsound, but he must realize that he should support his silly views with facts. To say we must be tolerant of all people and give as much equivalency to all ideas is nonsense.

However silly, a person may believe what he wants, and he may espouse those beliefs, but that does not mean his behavior must be accepted. There is no right to do wrong. Modern philosophy says that you can’t disagree with anyone since it will hurt his feelings. So? Such is life in the real world. If one takes that senseless position, then one can never disagree with anyone about anything. What a crock!

The Christian must always seek to do right in all circumstances, realizing it is never right to do wrong.

A Fundamentalist is incensed when lies are presented as truth, when evil is presented as good, and when the young and innocent are harmed. He is there when the depressed need a friend. He keeps his word at all costs and is known for his kindness, gentleness, and faithfulness. He eschews anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, and filthy communication.

He is known for his humility of mind (esteeming others better than himself), meekness, longsuffering, blamelessness, and harmlessness. He lives in a crooked and perverse nation, among whom he is supposed to shine as a light in a dark world.

However, that light is flickering almost to extinction.

The Apostle Paul records a command for all Christians in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

I have gladly accepted the term Fundamentalist knowing my critics and the ignorant have perverted its original meaning. They have done so because they cannot reply and are highly unkind, unfair, and uncivil when dealing with Fundamentalists. After all, tolerance only goes so far!

If I am a devoted Christian (a Fundamentalist), I will be careful about my morals, manners, and militancy. Bible Fundamentalists are known for their love of people, principles, and precepts—all with passion.

I have tried to live as a genuine Christian Fundamentalist (not always successfully) for more than 70 years. Moreover, I just published my memoirs, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets to, among other things, further enlighten those who don’t know that all genuine Christians are biblical Fundamentalists.    

Christian Fundamentalists are not deranged, deplorable, demented, or dangerous but gentle, gracious, and generous people.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 19 books, the most recent,  Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook will be available at Amazon.com  next week. Other titles  at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don  Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blogSend a request to DBoysphd@aol.com to receive his free articles, and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

 

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Questions the Reparations Crowd Will Not Answer! https://donboys.cstnews.com/questions-the-reparations-crowd-will-not-answer https://donboys.cstnews.com/questions-the-reparations-crowd-will-not-answer#respond Fri, 06 Aug 2021 18:47:27 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2895  

Slavery has always been a part of life in all civilizations. Aristotle declared, “From the hour of their birth, some are marked out for subjection, others for rule. In his day, there were more slaves than free males. Professor David P. Forsythe wrote in his book, The Globalist, “The fact remained that at the beginning of the nineteenth century an estimated three-quarters of all people alive were trapped in bondage against their will either in some form of slavery or serfdom.”

So, while slavery has always been with us, it has always been the result of one group taking advantage of another for the first groups’ benefit.

Slavery has been a reality since the early days of civilization for a simple reason: Men are inherently wicked. Theologians call it sin that came down to us through our parents from Adam and Eve. Although far more Whites have been enslaved than Blacks, that makes little difference except for the record.

It is also a fact that black African chiefs enslaved their own people, marched them to the west coast of Africa, and sold them to Arab, Jewish, Portuguese, English, and American traders. When the white slavers refused to pay the black slave traders’ asking price, the chiefs simply refused to sell. They knew how to get their price. It’s called waiting. The white slavers pouted in their ships just offshore as their food and water dwindled. Eventually, they capitulated and paid the asking price. The slaves were then distributed all over the world, not only in America.

I also want to make clear that no slaves are alive today in America. If there were, I would agree that they should be compensated. When I wrote AIDS: Silent Killer in 1987, I dealt with the now infamous Tuskegee Study where black men were used and abused in medical experiments for many years by the U.S. Government. On numerous talk shows, I advocated the prosecution of all responsible U. S. officials still alive and reparations for the few still living black men. Each man still living received $37,500. Not much in my opinion.

But no slaves are alive today, and it is insane, inappropriate, and impossible to expect any kind of payment after so many years.

My critics will reply that while no one alive has been held captive, the fact that generations of Blacks were kept in slavery, without education, with no ability to build a solid foundation, means their descendants would be far better off today without that past injustice. They say payday someday is today so pay up. However, that is a flawed argument.

Robert Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman did an enormous study of slavery in, Time on the Cross,  in which they estimated that about 85% of the economic output of American slave labor was consumed by the slaves themselves in the form of food, clothing, etc. Therefore, while the argument is not totally invalid, it does not have the force the proponents think. The bulk of slave production was used for their own benefit! Loss of their argument.

Frankly, according to Fogel and Engerman, those who make the argument that Blacks have made such an impressive contribution to present society significantly overstate their case. David Horowitz suggests, “Logically, it has about as much substance as the suggestion that O. J. Simpson should have been acquitted because of past racism by the criminal courts.”

There are other problems: Who funds the scam, and who profits from the scam? Since the money would come from the U.S. Treasury, then all taxpayers would be paying. That means Blacks would be paying for their own reparations! It also means that recent immigrants would be paying as well as descendants of those who arrived in America since the Civil War who had no connection to slavery.

Furthermore, Northerners would be paying reparations when their distant relatives fought and died “to free the slaves”! By what logic can that be justified? Additionally, not all Blacks living today have a heritage of slavery. Former President Obama is such a person.

There were 7 million Whites in the South, and 6.5 million of them did not own slaves, so why should their descendants pay for slavery perpetrated by others? Should American Indians pay reparations since they were allegedly here before Whites or black slaves?

But then some Indians owned black slaves and even ate them during bad times!

Then there is the task of determining who gets paid. If one could justify reparations for Blacks who are descendant from slave families, how do we know which Blacks are descendants of slaves? Many present-day Blacks are descendants of free Blacks! Some living Blacks would be receiving money for mistreatment that did not involve them or their relatives. That is dishonest.

There is another problem that is unknown by most Americans: the US Census of 1830 reveals there were 3,775 free Blacks who owned 12,740 black slaves so how do we differentiate between those who had ancestors who were slaves and those whose ancestors were not slaves but were in fact, slaveholders? By paying money (ripped from hard-working taxpayers of all races) to Blacks whose ancestors owned slaves, we would be rewarding slavery!

But it gets worse! And more complicated since 65,000 Southern free black slaves voluntarily served in the Confederate military, how do we pay their present-day ancestors reparations? Isn’t it very inconsistent to pay reparations to Blacks whose ancestors fought against “freeing the slaves”?

The biblical standard of each person is responsible for his or her own sins comes into play, so I want to know why sons and daughters should be held responsible for the sins of their fathers.

How will it set with poor white Americans who are struggling to live when they are taxed to pay reparations to wealthy Blacks such as Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, and a whole gaggle of rich entertainers and professional athletes? Talk about racial strife! I suggest that reparations will do more to divide the races than forced busing ever did.

Furthermore, I believe that millions of Americans will simply refuse to pay taxes if such an unfair, unreasonable, and unworkable policy is implemented. Look for a major tax revolt.

Also, American Blacks had and have incredible opportunities to be successful in our nation. It is also a fact that the poorest Black in the roughest ghetto is many times better off than those Blacks living in totalitarian nations in Africa. In fact, some Blacks are thankful that their ancestors were brought here so they could live in a free country to hear the Gospel of Christ instead of living in constant fear of false pagan gods, tribal wars, starvation, cannibals, etc. While the slave trade was horrific and all connected to it were criminals, there have been residual effects for which some Blacks are thankful.

Even Cassis Clay, better known as Muhammad Ali, who fought George Foreman in Zaire for the world heavyweight boxing title, realized his advantages because his ancestors were brought to America. Ali won the fight, and upon returning to the United States, he was asked by a reporter, “Champ, what did you think of Africa?” Ali replied, “Thank God, my granddaddy got on that boat!”

Only a fool, a fanatic, or falsifier would disagree.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning!  The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don  Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blogSend a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his  articles, and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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Will COVID Push America Off a Financial Cliff? https://donboys.cstnews.com/will-covid-push-america-off-a-financial-cliff https://donboys.cstnews.com/will-covid-push-america-off-a-financial-cliff#respond Fri, 30 Jul 2021 18:27:45 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2891 Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned in a Wall Street Journal article the coronavirus crises could lead to global economic doom. He wrote an opinion piece with a catastrophic proclamation that “failure could set the world on fire,” The elderly internationalist believes the Trump White House did “a solid job in avoiding immediate catastrophe.” He says the US needs to work quickly to find a cure, pitch in to rebuild the global economy, and protect the “liberal world order.”

Others express the same conclusion as expressed in headlines I’ve gathered: Complete collapse of economies’ ahead in Africa; Recession Bread Lines Forming; The evidence is clear: Democrats are pushing America toward economic disaster; and others.

If this economy brings America to her knees–it might be a good thing!

In an interview for his New York Times best-seller, Aftershock, Robert Wiedemer said, “The data is clear, 50% unemployment, a 90% stock market drop, and 100% annual inflation . . . starting as soon as next year.” Wiedemer has an outstanding record in that in 2006, he and a team of economists foresaw the coming collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, private debt, and consumer spending and published their findings in America’s Bubble Economy. So, it would be prudent to assume he knows of which he speaks.

Hidden in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a new $570 million family leave account exclusively for federal workers. It provides a payment of $1,400 for a single taxpayer ($2,800 for joint filers), in addition to $1,400 per dependent. It provides National Endowment for the Arts $135 million; National Endowment for the Humanities $135 million, Institute of Museum and Library Services $200 million; Native American Language Preservation $20 million; Assistance to State Governments and District of Columbia $195.3 billion; Local governments $130.2 billion; to Tribal Governments $20 billion; and Territorial Governments $4.5 billion. There is over $166 billion to various boondoggles for public education; and much, much more.

I don’t usually write obscene statements, but the above paragraph is outrageously obscene. It is shocking that taxpayers have not flooded the Capitol and confronted the House and Senate and assorted bureaucrats. It seems Socialism is the drug of choice for leftist radicals in both parties.

Wow, in the past, such a spending bill would turn the town folk into raving anarchists rushing down the streets with flaming torches and pitchforks to tar and feather every Congressman and Senator who voted for such a monstrosity. But it was no big deal which shows how far we have traveled on the Road to Socialism.

We are almost there.

With the massive federal bailouts and loans to almost any entity, it is evident that we are slowly becoming a socialist nation functionally. The federal government is bailing out various cities and states that spent money like a drunken sailor. A good example is Chicago, where their deficit in 2019 was over 8 million dollars! Don’t you delight in bailing out cities or states that have been misruled by corrupt Democrats? We are also going to underwrite many insolvent pension funds and may forgive student loans.

But then, you paid your student loans, sucker. Or maybe you didn’t go to college, but you get to pay for those who did.

Of course, the money give-away is no surprise to many of us. After all, Socialists are in control. Obama told us he wanted to spread the wealth, and all informed people knew he was a Socialist. In fact, his talk and actions smell like old-fashioned Marxism! His former fellow comrade, Joe Biden is now Spender-in-Chief, and he is proving what we have always known him to be.

With the COVID lockdowns, hundreds of thousands of businesses have been permanently closed, while others are teetering on bankruptcy. Home foreclosures and job losses will continue in a free fall resulting in more business failures, and that will result in more job losses! Fewer autos, homes, television sets, appliances, etc., will be purchased, accelerating the slide into massive national and international chaos. Power bills and accelerating gasoline prices will push most suffering families over the edge. This will require families to live together, possibly even three and four generations.

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the economic worth of all finished goods and services produced within the U.S. during a quarter or annually. With so many businesses and industries shut down or bankrupt, the GNP growth in the U.S. will increasingly look like other dying nations in Africa and Latin America.

The debt ceiling is the maximum amount of money the United States can borrow cumulatively by issuing bonds. It limits how much debt the federal government can carry at any given time but does not permit additional spending. Once the ceiling is reached, the Treasury Department cannot issue any more bonds to pay the national bills already incurred. The debt limit suspension expires July 31, and the debt limit must be raised (again) if federal obligations are to be fulfilled. However, raising the ceiling does nothing to address what caused the problem. Raising the ceiling in the past is the reason America is over 27 trillion dollars in debt! Consequently, Republicans are saying they don’t want to raise the debt ceiling again, fearful that the Democrats will show no restraint on additional spending.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke opined that not raising the debt ceiling is “like a family saying, ‘Well, we’re spending too much—let’s stop paying our credit card bill.’” How about cutting spending and paying the debts!

If you came home tonight and found your house full of sewage to the ceiling, would you remove the sewage or raise the roof? I would start shoveling the sewage and do whatever is necessary to stop the constant inflow. That means paying off our national debt, but that is like making payments on a new automobile you recently wrecked. Or making monthly payments on a dead horse. Moreover, raising the debt ceiling to get us out of trouble is like committing suicide because of fear of death!

This government is being run by Curly, Larry, and Moe resulting in all kinds of corruption and administrative failure. Moreover, it may become the most destructive, deceptive, and dangerous administration in American history. Biden’s star is fading fast, very fast, and he will be stumbling around in a dark White House long before his term ends.

If you are planning on Social Security or a corporate pension to support you, you may be standing on a bridge of mist.

With more masking mandates and more lockdowns, our economy appears to be blindly stumbling toward a precipice. It is so bad, big city businesspeople have restricted themselves to one, not a two-martini lunch, and big time CEOs are now playing miniature golf. And billion-dollar corporations cut their monthly bribes to various Congressmen; moreover, young Mormons are only taking one wife. But the worst is Motel Six won’t leave the light on for you.

The party is over, and you are in the dark.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to  DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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Confederate Statue Removers Are Contemptible Hypocrites by Leaving Senator Byrd Alone! https://donboys.cstnews.com/confederate-statue-removers-are-contemptable-hypocrites-by-leaving-senator-byrd-alone https://donboys.cstnews.com/confederate-statue-removers-are-contemptable-hypocrites-by-leaving-senator-byrd-alone#respond Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:02:44 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=2886 Wise men have said if we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it; however, if history is twisted like a pretzel by progressives, a confused generation will accept fables as facts. That is not accidental but planned and pernicious.

George Orwell warned, “The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of history.” That has been happening since the zealots, pretending to be sensitive about imperfect people, started removing portraits and statues of historical persons.

The anti-historical fanatics are tearing out the guts of this nation. They finally succeeded in removing the statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from their place of honor in Charlottesville. These history-hating hypocrites pretend to be so superior; however, those twits don’t qualify to wash and polish the bronze statues of those two principled men or shine their boots while alive.

Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah said the removal was “one small step forward” in dismantling White supremacy and reckoning with their past. The comatose mayor doesn’t know that we dealt with our past with something called the Civil War, resulting in the removal of slavery. More Americans died in that war than in WW I, WW II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the recent wars in the Middle East—combined!

Removing Confederate statues, rewriting history, and denigrating everything southern, misnamed “progressives” are whitewashing our history as we turn away from the inconvenient truths of our past.

I suggest the black zealots and black mayors be handed a copy of CliffsNotes or SparkNotes as a quick introduction to that war. Or, someone might read them the text since there are few pictures.

General Lee was one of the most talented, gracious, and conscientious men of the day. Before freeing his wife’s slaves and preparing them for freedom, General Lee’s wife taught the slaves to read and write and the women how to sew. Most Americans don’t know it was illegal to educate blacks in most of the south. This was especially true after the summer of 1831, following the massacre of 55 white men, women, and children led by Nat Turner, a slave and professed Baptist preacher—in reality, a religious nut. Many states made slave education illegal. Mrs. Lee refused to obey that law.

Following his surrender, Lee refused many lucrative job offers and, in 1865, accepted a small salary as president of Washington College (later Washington and Lee University) located in Lexington. One of their professors and other racial jerks want to remove Lee’s name from that institution because he was a “traitor.” Washington and Lee Professor James Casey (a self-hating white dude), said, “[Lee] betrayed that oath to the Constitution of the United States for one reason and one reason only, to protect the institution of slavery.”

Only a racist or a poorly trained person says the original and foremost reason for the Civil War was slavery. The professor had also said, “something is wrong with white folk.” His false claim about the war being fought over slavery became popular when it became politically expedient to do so after the south exploded over collection of taxes on imports at the Charleston port.

The civil war happened because two contending parties—the North and the South—disagreed on who would collect taxes on imported items at the ports of entry, specifically at Fort Sumter off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. However, a war over taxes doesn’t sizzle but fighting to free slaves will cause men to march to their deaths. So, the South wanted independence, not the protection of slavery, and the North wanted an intact Union, not the abolition of slavery. And with an intact Union, the feds could continue to charge 40% tax, not the 10% South Carolina charged.

Southern leaders correctly asserted they had a legal and moral right to secede from the Union. In fact, New York, Virginia, and Rhode Island made joining the Union contingent on being able to leave. No colony would have agreed to be part of the Union if they did not have the right to return to their independent status.

In 1855, soon to be famous Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson broke the law every Sunday morning when he taught a Sunday school class of Blacks at the Lexington Presbyterian Church. He was also careful that even during the war, his tithe was sent to his church.

Compare Lee and Jackson with Senator Robert Byrd, a lifetime Democrat and an organizer in the 1940s of a chapter of the KKK in West Virginia. He wrote in the early 1949s, “The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation.”

Byrd wrote to Senator Theodore Bibo in 1944, declaring, “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”

Senator Byrd was a member and the founder of that chapter and was elected Exalted Cyclops unanimously. While he repudiated the Klan in later years (after he was an established Washington insider), he and the Democrat Party vehemently opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 57 days! Senator Byrd filibustered for 14 hours against the legislation, yet Democrats still call him “the conscience of the Senate.” He was a typical politician—a bag of stale wind.

You see, that was when Democrats believed in and used the filibuster; however, today, the Democrats don’t believe in it when it is advantageous to the Republicans.

Did I mention that Democrats are certified hypocrites? They have a well-earned Ph.D., Doctor in Hypocritical Pomposity.

Now, since the very sensitive progressives want to correct all wrongs of the past and live in a pure society without offensive proslavery statues, why have they left Senator Byrd untouched. His busts and photos in Washington have not been removed. Is there a crusade in West Virginia to change the numerous streets, parks, and schools that bear his name? If not, why not?

Would my critics not be too hard on me if I suggest that Democrats are the sleaziest, most despicable hypocrites ever? They do irreparable damage to truth and present and future generations by manipulating historical reality.

Tyrants have always preferred fiction over facts and write history to please themselves. I revealed in my book The God Haters an example of politicians manipulating history when Caesar tried to obliterate the memory of Pilate because he had offended Caesar. Pilate, therefore, did not exist since Caesar said so, and officials and historians willingly obeyed by removing Pilate’s name from all records.

Mark Antony had a similar experience with his memory being formally expunged from Rome’s official records after his affair with Cleopatra. Antony and Cleopatra agreed to commit suicide, and Antony stabbed himself with a sword and died in Cleopatra’s arms. She then killed herself with the bite from a poisonous serpent.

Antony had antagonized Cicero, and the powers that be, so his name was removed from the history books. “His name was obliterated from the…state registers of official events. His statues were removed. It was to be as if he had never existed. The Senate …voted that no member of the Antonius clan should be named Marcus….His birthday was made …an unlucky day, on which public business could not be conducted.”

However, that was not Cicero’s opinion when he wrote in 80 B.C., “The first law is that the historian shall never dare to set down what is false; the second, that he shall never dare to conceal the truth; the third, that there shall be no suspicion in his work of either favoritism or prejudice.” Antony was a toddler at the time and many years later, Cicero did the opposite to punish Antony. Such was politics along the Tiber—as well as the Potomac. The same has been true for more decades along the Moskva and Volga Rivers in Russia.

Soviet despot Joseph Stalin sent fellow Communist Leon Trotsky into exile and airbrushed him out of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia; then to finish the matter, assassinated him in Mexico. For decades, when a Soviet official fell out of favor with the sitting Soviet tyrant, the offender was painted out of the official photos of the most recent May Day Parade in Moscow.

There is no end to such catastrophic and wretched activities of little men using their temporary authority to strike back at their real or perceived enemies. Officials with little minds, guilty consciences, enlarged egos, and gobs of personal insecurity will always use their power to accentuate their positives and modulate their negatives.

However, the past is always with us. Sane, secure, and stable leaders will not rewrite history for political, personal, or pecuniary reasons; but we can count on the misfits, malcontents, and malefactors to distort history.

I suggest today’s lowlife rabble-rousers stop desecrating and removing historical heroes and patriots or be consistent (for a change) and destroy every vestige of Senator Robert Byrd, former Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)

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