Tuesday, April 9, 2013

R.I.P. Margaret Thatcher

Today we saw the death of Britain's "Iron Lady", Margaret Thatcher. She was well respected, not because everyone agreed with her, she had many detractors. She was respected because she knew the difference between principle and preference. Principles are those things which are NEVER up for compromise.
She was preceded in death by Lawrence Auster, another individual noted for his failure to compromise.
In these days of political correctness/Gramsci Marxism, the failure to compromise on anything and everything is viewed as a negative. Only unreasonable people are unwilling to compromise.

If that is the culture we are promoting, then may I always be viewed as obstinately unreasonable and uncompromising. Because there are some things upon which I will never, with God's generous assistance, compromise.

The most basic of these principles is the self evident, unalienable right to life. Every individual is unique and intrinsically valuable. We are made in the image of God and therefore precious beyond measure-every single one of us. Yes, that includes the ones with whom I most emphatically disagree. The taking of a life, from conception to naturally occurring death, is a grievous and solemn thing, not to be taken lightly.

I took comfort from the likes of Ms. Thatcher and Mr. Auster. Not because I always agreed with them, but because I saw in them the strength to stand their ground. In a culture that insists on the compromise of all that I hold sacred, I value their examples. We need more people who are willing to be labeled, unapologetically unreasonable in these times.

Like the songs says, "You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything." The level of self delusion and denial that I see around me in America is alarming. But worse is the willingness to compromise on principles. If we have no principles worth seeming "unreasonable" to defend, then how can we possibly hope to restore our Constitutional republic? Our form of government depends upon having a people who have principles and who will stand on them, unapologetically and uncompromisingly.

If you have nowhere to stand, when the time comes that you need to stand, you will not. Find out where you stand Americans.

"He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. "~ Isaiah 33:15-16

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