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"Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake." Romans 13:1-5, NKJVThere have been some pretty interesting contortions performed with this one. While I thought it was pretty clear, it's now become obvious to me that Biblical concepts are no longer well understood in today's society. It was thought by some, though I don't know how they managed it, that I was quoting this verse to say that I could justify anything and everything because, well, "God told me to".
We see this idea repeated by the LORD God Himself, as recounted by King Nebuchadnezzar in his letter to his people in Daniel 4:31-32:Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding.
While the word was still in the king’s mouth, a voice fell from heaven: “King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.”That last part (in BOLD) is the key part in each of those verses... the fact that it is the LORD God who allows kingdoms to both rise and fall. Interesting aside, every election I go in to, my prayer is never, "LORD, let my guy win!" but is, in fact, "LORD, may Your will be done... even if I don't understand it." (and my apologies to all the great candidates that this hasn't worked out so great for!)
Well, all that changed today, with the absolutely shameful display of partisanship displayed by the "Mainstream Media" today with the most recent and damaging allegations in the whole Benghazi affair. You can check the story out for yourself here.
While I don't normally give Fox News much attention whatsoever, this one is far too important to simply ignore the source out of hand. The accusation, apparently from sources right on the ground there in Benghazi, is that just up the road from the site of the attack on September 11th, a team of CIA operatives were stationed. In accordance with their training, they immediately responded to the sound of heavy gunfire, and accessed that there was something VERY WRONG going on up the road.
So, naturally, they called for orders. And heard these words that will likely forever haunt them, and hopefully will forever haunt anyone and everyone who's working for President Barak Obama this election cycle: "STAND DOWN"
Excuse me? Are you FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?! "STAND DOWN"?!?!? Your ambassador and staff are UNDER ATTACK, and you order, you ORDER, an on the ground team, who have the training and the firepower, to NOT get involved?
These are pretty explosive allegations. But for the rest of the "Mainstream" media to simply and completely ignore these reports is quite frankly, unbelievable. At the VERY LEAST, with an election just over a week away, you'd think that ALL the media outlets would be clamoring over one another to get to the bottom of this... "Who gave the order" and "If/When did the White House get this intel?" Or, quite frankly, "Did this event actually even happen?"
I mean, let's think about this logically... I mean, for the rest of the Mainstream media outlets, this could be the opportunity of a lifetime. By digging FAST and DEEP into this story, they'll either A) get the scoop before Fox News, or B) expose Fox News for perpetuating a fraud. It's a WIN-WIN for them to pursue this story. Any yet, for some inexplicable reason, none of them are going anywhere near it.
Unless, of course, there IS an explainable reason why... because they got a crush on Obama.
Come on, we ALL know it. Obama and the Democrats have been getting a free ride ONCE AGAIN during this election cycle. (except for the first debate, of course... and the only reason they couldn't simply ignore and not report on that one was because a huge percentage of the population saw it happen with their own eyes...)
But thankfully, there's social media to ensure that this story gets out... it's been trending all day on Twitter via various hashtags, #Benghazi and #StandDown primarily. Senator John McCain has been doing his best to push the issue, as has Ann Coulter and a few other prominent individuals. More info is streaming out, and every piece that comes out just looks worse and worse for President Obama. Some are even beginning to suggest that the order to "Stand Down" may have even come directly from the White House itself.
Now, I for one am not one to subscribe to that theory... however, it's entirely possible that someone along the chain of command made the decision to "Stand Down" based on policy and general directives put in place by this Administration... so a bad call was made due to a poor foreign policy framework. Which, ultimately, points to a failure on the part of the Obama Administration. Therefore the only questions we have left to answer is WHO, and WHEN.
But we're not getting any of that. At least not from the rest of the Mainstream Media.
We're less than two weeks out from a Presidential Election, and the MSM is doing their absolute best to ensure that the American people DON'T get to the bottom of this. The Obama Administration's line is, of course, that they want a full and through investigation on this matter... so long as no information is released until November 7th, of course. Well, when you're in the midst of an election that has huge ramifications on the future of your nation's foreign policy, you ought not to have the power and ability to suppress what information gets out into the public sphere, information that the public REQUIRES to make an informed choice. And the media most certainly should not be aiding and abetting such an affront to the democratic process.
This may end up being Obama's "Waterloo"... the battle that decided his fate. If the information gets out, it may either hurt or help his campaign, we don't know. (unless, of course, the Administration already knows the information WILL be damaging...) But if the truth comes out, and it appears that the Administration and/or the media sought to suppress this information from getting out, then it will MOST DEFINITELY undermine his re-election efforts... and rightly so.
So, I'll be following this story with great interest over the next few days. Hopefully, so will many other people... and eventually, will force the hand of the editorial staff in the other outlets who thus far haven't deemed this story to be worthy of further coverage.
PS - Unfortunately, I have to take a moment to state this clearly for some of my "fans" who are a little on the think-headed side of things... comment moderation is of course, ON. Only comments relevant to the topic at hand will be posted. The rest of them will, of course, be archived with all the rest of my comments from the last 5+ years. (oh yes... I keep everything) You've been warned.
"Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake." Romans 13:1-5, NKJV
Of course, if people don't want to believe that, they can listen to this instead... (specifically the 0:30 second mark)
UPDATE: Seems that some (okay, A LOT) of folks have been taking my post out of context. So just a clarification. These verses aren't talking about any one issue. It's simply a good summary of my general credo in life... that I seek to fully obey the Word of God, and walk in accordance with the laws of the land in everything I do. Basically, it's a response to anyone who thinks that I would ever participate in anything illegal. Not my style, as everyone who knows me has and will attest to.
And the video... well, that's for those folks who just don't want to listen. ;-)
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I am seeking to track the owner of a dealer plate that was a member of a Ford F-150 truck convoy travelling westbound on the 401 last night around 9:30pm between Guelph Line and Hwy 6 North. As it was a fleet of 4-5 new F-150's, I am assuming the plate belongs to a Ford dealer in Southwestern Ontario.
The plate number in question was 204 DLE, and though the driver of this plate was not directly involved in my incident last night, he/she was the trailing member of said convoy.
Last night, this convoy was travelling in a tight pack in the far left lane, and was at times impeding the flow of traffic. That is, of course, when they weren't travelling recklessly at over 130kmh.
At one point, due to the other cars around, I was forced to move over into the left lane, at which time the incident I am reporting occurred. It was at this time that your drivers became hostile, for the apparent offence of having briefly disrupted their convoy. They boxed me in, the lead car (a beige Pontiac Transport) kept slamming on their brakes to force me back over to the right, and an F-150 severely tailgated me, flashing his/her high beams at me. It was during this time that the Transport driver flipped me the middle finger. Once I finally got back over, the team ROARED past me at well over 140kmh, potentially even over 150kmh, which as you well know could have resulted in the impounding of these vehicles.
This was some of the most unprofessional driving I have ever seen of a dealer, and I am expecting the team in question to be disciplined for their reckless actions, which endangered not only my safety, but their own, along with all the other drivers on the road last evening.
If these were not Ford dealer employees, then I apologize in advance. If, however, they were employees or contractors for a Ford dealer, then I await your response indicating what action will be take against these individuals.
Thank you for your time.