In 1644 Rev. Samuel Rutherford published LEX, REX, The Law & the Prince to demonstrate that the natural law is above the King, Some 364 years later The Invisible Hand Blog is born after a historic election a Reagan Conservative born in the 60's molded in the Reagan years begins this blog to demonstrate the God given Unalienable rights given to every person by God. God bless the truth and let the truth be raised.
This is to inform you that as a fan of college basketball and especially the March Madness NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, it pains me to see what you have done to my SON. You see I gave my only begotten Son as a sacrifice, His blood covers the multitude of sins, just as that young fan wanted to show the world what my SON has done in his life. He took that handmade sign of a reference to MY WORD, to show others the Way to me and eternal life. That young fan bravely held that sign to exclaim, "Yes, I am a believer in God's only begotten son and because of Jesus and my faith in Jesus I will have eternal life, and so can you!!"
In the realm of NCAA Division College Athletics, you are the authority, because I have given that authority to you, but I did not grant you that authority to despise and steal my message that I have given to my followers. But in a way, your security guard has done more to advance my message, "For God so loved the world and gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but shall have eternal life." The very word of God from John 3:16. You see, NCAA, whether you return my Son's sign is irrelevant, because MY WORD is everlasting and will not fade away and it will not return void.
My followers are even more committed to spreading my word, so be on the look-out for more of my messages at NCAA tournaments.
As I mentioned in The Lincoln Interview today is Charles Darwin's birthday, today he is 200 years old, just like Lincoln. However, the sad note is that D-Day is getting more play-time in the news and blogs. You see in 1859 Charles Darwin published his work "The Origin of Species," in that work he laid out the Theory of Evolution. TheScientific American published an article with a hypothetical interview, using Darwin's own words, I am just reposting three of the questions with Chuck's answers.
Did you have doubts about the content of truth in the Holy Scriptures even while you were on the Beagle? On board the Beagle I was completely orthodox, and I recall how several officers laughed at heartily when I quoted the Bible as an irrefutable source on some point of morality. But during the period from 1836 to 1839, I had slowly come to understand that the Old Testament, with its evidently wrong history of the world, its Tower of Babel, its rainbow as a sign, and tendency of ascribing to God the sentiments of a revengeful tyrant, were no more worthy of credence than the holy scriptures of the Hindus or the beliefs of a savage. Despite all my powers of deluding myself, it became more and more difficult to find proof enough to satisfy me.
And that is how faithlessness stalked me and took hold over me slowly, till I became totally disbelieving.
So you are an atheist? I think it would be more and more appropriate to call me an agnostic, in general and as age advances.
Do you see your lack of faith as a loss, then? Disbelief crept in on me so slowly that I did not feel any discomfort, and since then, never have a doubted for even a single second the correctness of my conclusions. And I cannot really understand, either, how anyone might want to believe that Christianity were true, because if it were, then, in the plain terms of the text, it is said that people who do not believe would be punished for eternity, and that would include my father, my brother and almost all my best friends. And that is a terrible doctrine!
Mr Darwin, my name is Lex Rex, I am the reporter for "The Invisible Hand," and I just want to ask you a few questions:
Lex Rex: Mr. Darwin, who in your opinion makes the finest timepieces in the world and if you can be specific which company?
DARWIN: "That is a very simple question, the finest watches or timepieces come from the little nation of Switzerland. For decades and decades the Swiss have manufactured via art and craftmenship the finest timepieces in the world. The finest watch I have ever seen was hand crafted by the Swiss Watch Company Girard Perregaux.
Lex Rex: Mr. Darwin, that is very interesting, in fact I am wearing a Girard Perregaux Timepiece, I want to show you a picture of the front and back of this masterful hand crafted watch. Mr Darwin, if you had never seen a watch like this before and you found this timepiece in the woods, what would be the first thought that comes to your mind?
DARWIN: If I found this magnificent timepiece in the woods, and I had never seen a watch before, my first response would be, who was the master that made this timepiece.
Lex Rex: Let me get this right Mr. Darwin, you are saying that this timepiece had to be created and formed by the hands of a master?
Darwin: That is right.
Lex Rex: Do you think, Mr. Darwin, that this Timepiece could had been thrown together by chance?
DARWIN: Don't be absurd boy, a fine timepiece of this sort can only be manufactured by the hands of a master!!!!
Lex Rex: What is the difference between finding a human or finding a fine swiss timepiece, is not a human more intricate and masterfully made?
DARWIN: THIS INTERVIEW IS OVER, YOU ARE AN IGNORANT . . . .
Ask a child these same questions, and there is no difference, a human is fearfully and wonderfully made, a trillion times over than the finest Swiss Timepiece.
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BART SIMPSON BELIEVES!!!!!!!!
So does ABRAHAM LINCOLN, LEX REX a.k.a. Tim Tompkins and many countless others BELIEVE, Praise YAHWEH GOD, HE IS THE MASTER CREATOR and it only took SIX DAYS.
The Invisible Hand's reporter Tim Tompkins a.k.a Lex Rex sat down with Abraham Lincoln to talk about His Faith on the occasion of his 200th Birthday on February 12, 1809, coincidentally Abraham Lincoln shares the same birth date as Charles Darwin, who also was born on February 12, 1809. Both individuals who put a mark on History, share the same Birthday and are celebrating 200 years, each man made an impact, but their views in regard to Faith differ dramatically. Today I speak with President Abraham Lincoln, the questions are completely editorial, but Mr. Lincoln's answers are word for word.
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln this picture of you reading to Tad, many people say that is the Bible you are reading?
Lincoln: "Most people, suppose the book a large clasped Bible, whereas it was a big photograph album which the photographer, had hit upon as a good device to use in this way to ring the two sitters together."
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln, what has the Bible meant to you?
Lincoln: “In regard to this Great book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it."
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln, is it true, that you are not a member of a church?
Lincoln: "That I am not a member of any Christian Church, is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular."
Lex Rex: In the Stephen Douglas debate, you compared "all men are created equal" to a standard in God's word, can you explain?
Lincoln: “My friend has said to me that I am a poor hand to quote Scripture. I will try it again, however. It is said in one of the admonitions of the Lord, ‘As your Father in Heaven is perfect, be ye also perfect.’ The Savior, I suppose, did not expect that any human creature could be perfect as the Father in Heaven; but He said, ‘As your Father in Heaven is perfect, be ye also perfect.’ He set that up as a standard, and he who did most towards reaching that standard, attained the highest degree of moral perfection. So I say in relation to the principle that all men are created equal, let it be as nearly reached as we can.’”
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln, do you believe the Bible is true and should we use it as a people to give us direction?
Lincoln: “Now, let us treat the Bible fairly. If we had a witness on the stand whose general story we knew was true, we would believe him when he asserted facts of which we had no other evidence. We ought to treat the bible with equal fairness. I decided a long time ago that it was less difficult to believe that the Bible was what it claimed to be than to disbelieve it. It is a good book for us to obey – it contains the ten commandments, the Golden Rule, and many other rules which ought to be followed. No man was ever the worse for living according to the directions of the Bible.”
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln, the Bible has been a source of your deep conviction in the Providence of God on the USA, explain this?
Lincoln: "Such a man the times have demanded, and such, in the providence of God was given us. But he is gone. Let us strive to deserve, as far as mortals may, the continued care of Divine Providence, trusting that, in future national emergencies, He will not fail to provide us the instruments of safety and security."
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln, are you a firm believer that God made you, and by God's making He gave you unalienable rights?
Lincoln: "'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'" This was their majestic interpretation of the economy of the Universe. This was their lofty, and wise, and noble understanding of the justice of the Creator to His creatures. Yes, gentlemen, to all His creatures, to the whole great family of man. In their enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the Divine image and likeness was sent into the world to be trodden on, and degraded, and imbruted by its fellows. They grasped not only the whole race of man then living, but they reached forward and seized upon the farthest posterity. They erected a beacon to guide their children and their children's children, and the countless myriads who should inhabit the earth in other ages. Wise statesmen as they were, they knew the tendency of prosperity to breed tyrants, and so they established these great self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity might look up again to the Declaration of Independence and take courage to renew the battle which their fathers began -- so that truth, and justice, and mercy, and all the humane and Christian virtues might not be extinguished from the land; so that no man would hereafter dare to limit and circumscribe the great principles on which the temple of liberty was being built."
Lex Rex: Mr. Lincoln, as you are aware, this is the 200th anniversary of your birth and also the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, the author of "The Origin of Species," how do you see the the belief of Evolution in this culture and how do you think God views the whole argument?
Lincoln: "The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God can not be for and against the same thing at the same time."
Lex Rex: The last question, On your 200th anniversary do you have any words for the People of the United States?
Lincoln: "Let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear, and with manly hearts."
Thank you, Mr. President for this time and sharing your faith to the American People, God Bless the USA.
Christmas 2008 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 8 Mission. It also marked the end of one of the most tulmultious years in history 1968. Jim Lovell, William Anders, & Frank Borman on December 21, 1968 headed to the moon, to orbit around the dark side, and return to earth in the last week of December. On Christmas eve 1968 Apollo 8 orbited the moon and captured the amazing picture of earth contrasted with the lunar surface.
Jim Lovell stated, "At one point I sighted the earth with my thumb -- and my thumb from that distance fit over the entire planet. I realized how insignificant we all are if everything I'd ever known is behind my thumb. But at that moment I don't think the three of us understood the lasting significance of what we were looking at." On that Christmas Eve of 1968, the crew delivered a Christmas Message from Genesis 1 to the entire planet, "In the beginning God . . ."
On there return, the crew was inundated with messages from the people around the world saying, "Thank You for Saving 1968."
Now forty years later 2008 is ending, a year that has seen its troubles and may in some ways mirror 1968, however there is lacking a moon mission and the goal of stepping on the moon. Also, lacking is God in the life of our nation, may the USA draw inspiration from and remember Apollo 8 and the self-evident truth, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
The Boston Globe displayed this story by Jeff Jacoby, which talks of 1968 and Apollo 8:
In April, Martin Luther King had been murdered in Memphis; in Los Angeles two months later, Bobby Kennedy was struck down. The fighting in Vietnam ground bloodily on, pushing the American death toll past 30,000 and fueling massive antiwar demonstrations at home. The United States was humiliated when North Korea captured the USS Pueblo and imprisoned its crew for 11 months. Racial tensions worsened, as segregationist George Wallace launched a third-party campaign for president. Outside the Democratic convention in Chicago, TV cameras broadcast appalling scenes of chaos and police brutality. "Seldom," Time magazine observed, "had the nation been confronted with such a congeries of doubts and discontents."
But in its final days, the annus horribilis of 1968 was unexpectedly redeemed by a dazzling display of intrepidity and ambition and nerve: Apollo 8's flight around the moon - the first human voyage to another world.
Afterward, the decision to send Apollo 8 to the moon would be called the greatest gamble in the history of the space program. The mission had originally been scheduled to test the new lunar landing vehicle while orbiting the Earth; the first moon-orbit mission wasn't planned until 1969. But the lunar lander wasn't ready. And the CIA was reporting that the Soviets were on the verge of upstaging the United States by sending a manned Soyuz spacecraft around the moon.
So NASA decided not to wait. Apollo 8 would go all the way to the moon. It was a gutsy, dangerous decision, and not just because flying without a lunar lander meant that Apollo 8's crew - Commander Frank Borman, James Lovell, and Bill Anders - would be stranded without a lifeboat if anything went wrong. Houston still didn't have the software Apollo would need to navigate to the moon. And the huge Saturn V rocket required to launch a spacecraft beyond the Earth's gravity was still being perfected, and had never been used on a manned flight. By today's standards, the risks were unthinkable. Apollo's program director, Chris Kraft, figured the odds of getting the crew home safely at 50-50.
Yet in the end, it was a triumph. Apollo 8 lifted off on the morning of Dec. 21. The massive rocket, as tall as a 35-story building and burning 20 tons of fuel per second, performed flawlessly. Two years earlier, Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon had flown Gemini 11 to a record-breaking 850 miles above the Earth. Now Borman, Lovell, and Anders were on their way to beating that record by more than 230,000 miles.
They reached their target on Dec. 24, easing into orbit around the moon just 69 hours after leaving home. As an Earthbound audience of hundreds of millions tuned in, the astronauts of Apollo 8 - the first humans to view the lunar surface up close - described what they were seeing.
"The moon is essentially gray, no color," Lovell reported, according to a transcript. "Looks like plaster of Paris, or sort of a grayish deep sand." Borman described it as "vast, lonely, forbidding," a "great expanse of nothing that looks rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone."
But it was only when they turned their camera away from the moon and back to the heavens that the full emotional impact of their achievement began to sink in.
"Oh, my God," Anders gasped. "Look at that picture over there!"
"What is it?" asked Borman.
"The Earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty."
Rising above the horizon, over a bleak lunar surface, was the world they had come from, a delicate marble of blue and white, floating alone in the darkness, home to everyone and everything they or anyone had ever known - "the most beautiful, heart-catching sight of my life," Borman later said, "one that sent a torrent of nostalgia, of sheer homesickness, surging through me." It was like a glimpse of Creation - like seeing the Earth as God might see it.
For their Christmas Eve broadcast from lunar orbit, NASA had instructed the astronauts simply: "Say something appropriate." And so, as half a billion people watched and listened 40 years ago this week, they did. Anders began:
In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth; and the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light.
Lovell took up the reading after Anders, and then Borman brought the broadcast to an end.
And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering-together of the waters called He seas. And God saw that it was good.
"And from the crew of Apollo 8," Borman finished, "we close with, Good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you - all of you on the good Earth."
Say it ain't so George, "the fox will come in sheep's clothing. . .", George W. Bush is going out with a bang a big socialist bang. The President has shown his true colors, he is bypassing Congress to extend $14 Billion to US Auto Makers. Socialist Bush is not what I voted for as a conservative.
President Bush is the one who got this bailout mania rolling, and there is no end in sight. Last night the Republican SHUT IT DOWN for a moment, but now George W. Bush is flipping on previous statements where he stated he would not use TARP money for the Auto Bailout unless Congress approved the measure. In Justin Quinn's article:
The Auto Bailout: More Proof of Bush's Conservative Betrayal
By George, He's done it again:
This time, President George W. Bush has circumvented the will of Congress -- and the people -- by announcing today that if the lawmakers on Capitol Hill won't give money to the Big Three automakers, he will.
Last night, Senate negotiations broke down on whether to send GM, Chrysler and Ford about $14 billion worth of aid for to keep their ailing companies from folding. It seemed as though Congress finally decided to take a tough-love approach and stop the flow of money that seems to be seeping from the US Treasury like a gunshot wound. The bleeding began whenCongress foolishly handed out $700 billion to the banking industry with no strings attached by way of the newly formed Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Apparently, Bush had other plans for the troubled auto manufacturers. He is now saying that, unless Congress acts with an aid plan first, he will give the last of the TARP money ($15 billion earmarked for banks) to the ailing car companies -- even though he said he wouldn't. Money and promises are to the Bush family like lice; some you you keep, some you give away.
Whether his extortion of Congress is successful is beside the point. Bush's final ugly act as president (we hope) will also be his final act of conservative betrayal (we hope). Let's take a look at how his conservative credentials have been compromised between when he was elected in 2000 and today:
Bush campaigned as the Great Unifier. In 2000, he promised that, if elected, he would bring the country together, acting in a bipartisan manner by reaching across the aisle to get things done. In eight years, he has divided the country more than any other president in history and almost single-handedly lost the election for his would-be successor John McCain.
Bush was elected as a compassionate conservative. After 9/11, Bush declared war on Iraq, which the nation later learned had little or nothing to do with al Queda's terrorist attack on New York and Washington, DC. The war has now lasted more than five years and has cost thousands of lives. Meanwhile, the conservative ideal of "a strong national defense" has been compromised by the diminished international reputation of the US.
Bush campaigned on the promise that he would balance the national budget every year and ensure that the national debt remained at zero. After his first four years, the budget deficit was at an all-time high of $412 billion, and in eight years as president, Bush has never proposed a single balanced budget. Meanwhile on Sept. 22, 2008, the national debt under Bush reached its highest total in 50 years -- $10 trillion.
Bush promised to create a true free-market economy by reigning in spending and reducing the size and scope of government. Under Bush, government has swollen to such an extent that it will have trouble finding money to fund all of its new programs (which will mean higher taxes, not program cuts), and it was the first administration in dozens of years to create a new cabinet-level position, complete with a new office and trillions of dollars in discretionary spending (the Office of Homeland Security). Read Full Story
This is the exchange were old King George states that God's Word is not literally true:
MCFADDEN: Is it literally true, the Bible?
BUSH: You know. Probably not ... No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it, but I do think that the New Testament, for example is ... has got ... You know, the important lesson is "God sent a son."
MCFADDEN: So, you can read the Bible...
BUSH: That God in the flesh, that mankind can understand there is a God who is full of grace and that nothing you can do to earn his love. His love is a gift and that in order to draw closer to God and in order to express your appreciation for that love is why you change your behavior.
MCFADDEN: So, you can read the Bible and not take it literally. I mean you can -- it's not inconsistent to love the Bible and believe in evolution, say.
BUSH: Yeah, I mean, I do. I mean, evolution is an interesting subject. I happen to believe that evolution doesn't fully explain the mystery of life and ...
MCFADDEN: But do you believe in it?
BUSH: That God created the world, I do, yeah.
MCFADDEN: But what about ...
BUSH: Well, I think you can have both. I think evolution can -- you're getting me way out of my lane here. I'm just a simple president. But it's, I think that God created the Earth, created the world; I think the creation of the world is so mysterious it requires something as large as an almighty, and I don't think it's incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution.
Old King George, the darling of the Christian right and fiscal conservatives, in the last few days of his presidency is letting bare the sheep's clothing, President George W. Bush is a godless socialist who believes the Bible not to be literal, has given President-elect Barack Obama the goose that has laid the golden egg. The next 3-4 years President-elect Obama will be blaming Bush. All Bush needs to do is just say No, you have already created a avalanche with the $700 billion TARP bailout, now, you are going once again against the will of the people. It is not Barack Obama who is the godless socialist it is George W. Bush.
By the way I am declaring that I am no longer responsible for the debts created by the US Government . . .