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Bryan Preston


September 3, 2014 - 11:53 am
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“Hate is not a family value.”

That’s what Democrat strategist Donna Brazile tweeted Tuesday after news broke that the Islamic State had published video showing its beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

The murderers butchered him at the prime of his life, because he is an American, and because he is not Muslim. Those were his “crimes” in the eyes of the Islamic State. So they cut his head off and posted video of his last moments of life for all the world to see, while they promised to kill again.

Islamic State’s operators are, among other things, serial killers.

Brazile’s tweet of a cliche might not seem to matter, but it does, because she is a big name in the media and a bigger name in the Democratic Party. That party controls American foreign policy as the Islamic State threat rises. Brazile has the ear of President Barack Obama like very few do. Her reactions are likely to align with those of most Democrats including President Obama.

Brazile surrounded that sentiment with others that indicate confusion over the Islamic State and what to do about it. She tweeted that “hate is not a strategy for victory.” Who said that it is? No one who has ever spent any time in the American military would substitute hate for a battle plan. That’s a recipe for defeat.

She called for a “full debate,” but immediately took the military option off the table. That’s not a “full debate.”

The liberal Democrat who supports every government social program questioned the cost of military action, which she had already taken off the table.

She called for a “complete, comprehensive strategy” — only, it would have to be a strategy that does not involve sending American ground troops to fight and defeat a ground army.

Brazile’s reactions betray confusion. That confusion is deeper than momentary strategy. It’s a moral confusion, which is a product of living in subjective cliches rather than reality.

Cliches stop critical thought in its tracks. Cliches crush legitimate debate.

Brazile says she is a Christian. She subscribes to the idea that “hate is not a family value.” That saying has become a staple of Democrat politics for a couple of decades now. Whatever else that statement is, it’s not a reflection of Biblical beliefs.

Don’t get me wrong here. Hate for its own sake or over racial differences isn’t a Biblical value.

But hate is depicted in the Bible as something that becomes necessary at times, and that has its place and its seasons.

The most famous scripture that addresses hate is probably Ecclesiastes 3. It reads:

There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3a time to kill and a time to heal,

a time to tear down and a time to build,

4a time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

6a time to search and a time to give up,

a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace.

What would a “time to hate” be? What would it look like?

Verse 8 connects hate with times of war. The Obama administration refuses to state whether we’re at war with IS, but they are certainly at war with us. They have butchered two of our citizens in the past couple of weeks. They have threatened our nation and declared their intent to impose their beliefs on the whole world. They want to destroy our way of life. We stand in their way. It’s beyond doubt that they hate us, in a non-righteous way, as the next few verses explain.

Psalm 101 specifies what it’s proper to hate.

I will sing of your love and justice;

to you, Lord, I will sing praise.

2I will be careful to lead a blameless life—

when will you come to me?

I will conduct the affairs of my house

with a blameless heart.

3I will not look with approval

on anything that is vile.

I hate what faithless people do;

I will have no part in it.

4The perverse of heart shall be far from me;

I will have nothing to do with what is evil.

David wrote that psalm, and said that he “hates” what faithless people do. “Faithless” in this context means “dishonest.” He goes on to say that he will “silence” those who “slander” their neighbors. That ought to make anyone in politics a little bit uncomfortable. In particular, it should disturb Democrats who play the race card and other smears at every opportunity.

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Liberal utopianistic babble like Brazile's makes for a good
Bumper sticker. She could put it on her '67 VW bus next
To the other meaningless and inane one that says 'Coexist'.
And we're supposed to trust Democrat politicians to keep
America strong in a world of Iranian nukes? Hah !
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Consider this. Bad things done in the name of Christianity were contradictory to Christian teaching. Christians, Jews, Buddhists, all improve the lot of humanity the closer they approach their teachings. The same can be said for virtually any religious belief system except islam.

Hope for the best, however you envision it. Think imperial Japan. Think WWll Germany. Think Charles Manson. I hope for a win, myself, but I'm not counting on the aspirations of islam's followers. The crimes done in islam's name are not criminal either in the minds of muslims or the book they've
taken as their guidepost. Consider the complicity of a willing populace in 40's Germany, a military Japanese state. It's happening now. Same story, different players. Islam isn't being misinterpreted by monsters, it's being followed to the monsters.
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I fear unrestrained hate motivated by some religious sponsors....from any side. You, like our leaders, cannot seem to speak and spread the ideology that made us the freest, most prosperous nation on earth.

If a country and it's people cannot enshrine the First Amendment then they get NO aid, NO visas, and NO Tax advantages fo NGOs supporting their prone populace.

Of course, with Obama leading the march it is starting to feel like liberty lovers are being left to their own devices. That leads to the Second.
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Nicely done Bryan.
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"The Islamic State is a murder machine."

Sooooooo close. Islam is the murder machine and isis is its messenger.
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"The fear of The Lord is to hate evil."

Hatred of evil is a Judeo-Christian family value.

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Don't forget Kipling regarding what the earth cannot bear:

The Servant When He Reigneth

"For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear. For a servant when he reigneth, and a fool when he is filled with meat; for an odious woman when she is married, and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress." -- PROV. XXX. 21-22-23.

Three things make earth unquiet
And four she cannot brook
The godly Agur counted them
And put them in a book --
Those Four Tremendous Curses
With which mankind is cursed;
But a Servant when He Reigneth
Old Agur entered first.
An Handmaid that is Mistress
We need not call upon.
A Fool when he is full of Meat
Will fall asleep anon.
An Odious Woman Married
May bear a babe and mend;
But a Servant when He Reigneth
Is Confusion to the end.

His feet are swift to tumult,
His hands are slow to toil,
His ears are deaf to reason,
His lips are loud in broil.
He knows no use for power
Except to show his might.
He gives no heed to judgment
Unless it prove him right.

Because he served a master
Before his Kingship came,
And hid in all disaster
Behind his master's name,
So, when his Folly opens
The unnecessary hells,
A Servant when He Reigneth
Throws the blame on some one else.

His vows are lightly spoken,
His faith is hard to bind,
His trust is easy boken,
He fears his fellow-kind.
The nearest mob will move him
To break the pledge he gave --
Oh, a Servant when he Reigneth
Is more than ever slave!

Let's see:
Biden competes with Kerry to be the fool full of meat.
Madame Obama competes with Madame Pelosi as the odious woman. (Though neither shows signs of mending.)
Valerie Jarrett is certainly the servant inheriting from her mistress.
And as the Reigning Servant . . .
Well, you tell me which of those don't apply.
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Luxury is not fitting for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
--Proverbs 19:10
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sorry but the video should have been shown uncensored on all the news medias. THe horror and evil needed to be exposed.

But somehow we let kids play games with far more violence and then think that we are sheltering them from reality.

Wake up time, the chickens are coming home.
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right now i hate donna brazile.
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Time to load military cargo planes with pork products and recognizable pieces of slaughtered pigs and dump them on ISIS training camps. Our bombs enable them to be martyrs but what will this do?
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Hate is neither a family value nor a battle plan.
I hate the results of the cruelty and power hunger that drive ISIL and their ilk and their kith and their kin.
I do not cherish Islam itself, nor do I hate it or those who believe in it. I demand that they live in peace, though.
We may have to destroy ISIL. I don't see what else can be done. I'm hoping we can do it with US air power and with local forces on the ground, but I worry about that approach.
The typical GI didn't hate Hans in WWII. If we have to do this, I hope we can do it for love of our families and love of liberty, not from hate.
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You don't hate islam? You're exactly the kind that WILL hate it, and righteously, when you curse it for draining you of every decent thought you could muster about it. When you curse it for what you've become. Oh, you'll hate it all right.
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Howdy T57
I hope I'll continue to hate the crimes done in Islam's name and the results of those crimes, including my own anguish if it comes to that. I hope I'll continue to pray for the repentance and the salvation of those who are vicious in Islam's name.
Before you give up on the possibility of Moslems learning to live in peace, look at the history of the Christian churches. We improved and I hope Moslems will also.
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