Defending the foundations of our society.
The nature and foundation of freedom.
John Anderson speaks with Oz Guinness, the Christian social commentator and author, about the nature of freedom and the ways it can break down in societies. The three main aspects of freedom - freedom of conscience, freedom of assembly, freedom of speech - are worked through, as well as the three essentials to operating freely - rights, respect, and responsibility. Guinness places the foundation for human freedom firmly in the Biblical teaching that each person is created in God's image and therefore has intrinsic worth.
Why Christians Clash With the Current Culture
By Kurt Mahlburg in Caldron Pool. The original article can be found here.
It’s becoming more obvious with each passing year, and just about everyone in the West will agree: to be a Christian means to walk out of step with mainstream culture.
A rabbi's warning to U.S. Christians
This is a warning to our society that there is a war going on. A war against Christians. A war we cannot lose if our Western civilisation is to survive. This is true in Australia as much as it is in the United States. From Rabbi Daniel Lapin, President of the American Alliance of Jews and Christians. The original article can be found here.
'The policeman told me, "I need to check your thinking"'
Well, this is a real cause for concern! A policeman ringing you up because he '...needs to check your thinking...'! This was challenged in court and beaten, but that it had even happened in a free democratic nation is a great cause for concern. From Caldron Pool.
The White Rose movement
There comes a time when people have to take action against evil in the world. When doing nothing is no longer acceptable. When 'just minding my own business' is not enough. Germany's citizens did not oppose Hitler until much too late, so that those who did paid the ultimate price for so doing. Christians in Australia in the early 21st century need to begin to oppose the totalitarian evil that is arising in our society. Now is the time, while we can still act. We dare not wait until it is too late.
People Need to Understand Freedom
From Michael Farris on Facebook.
This morning I am reading some embargoed polling statistics. It is shocking how little the public understands freedom.
One question asks whether freedom always diminishes as government grows in power. The answers make it clear that people just don’t understand reality.
So let me explain why the expansion of government power always decreases freedom. Always.
Let’s start by answering the question: What is freedom?
Say no! to house arrest.
Nigel Farage, the British politician, speaks here about the overreach of the authorities in restricting citizens' movements during the current coronavirus crisis. He is quite happy to be responsible and take all precautions, and he is happy to support the government's steps to protect people, but he is concerned about the danger to civil liberties. The context is the UK, but the issues are similar to Australia. Well worth your time to watch.
Coronavirus: Protests expose elite disconnect with ordinary citizens
From William McGurn, in The Wall Street Journal. You can see the article in The Australian
There they go again, ordinary Americans denying science and refusing to defer to their betters.
In state capitals across the country, citizens are protesting the continued coronavirus lockdowns. A CNN critic calls them “COVID-19 deniers,” notwithstanding that the science they allegedly deny still lacks conclusive answers to some of the most fundamental questions about the coronavirus.
COVID-19 Restrictions Are Arbitrary
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Admits COVID-19 Restrictions Are Arbitrary
From Dave Pellowe at the Caldron Pool. You can read the original article here.
This is a different view of the lock down restrictions for the corona virus 'pandemic'. Dave's views are forthright, and can be challenging, but they are thoughtful and deserve serious consideration.