July 22, 2008

What Plan Do the Presidential Candidates Have to Address the Other War Within?

by @ 12:18 pm. Filed under Terrorism and War

Bottom line, Jesus is the only answer to remove the stain of sin. But while politicians offer proposals for various issues, I think a post over on Ron’s blog notes a matter they don’t talk about much. And really, just talking about fatherless homes won’t prevent the death that will occur on the streets TONIGHT. There are proposals to literally get troops (national guard) on the streets of Chicago.

While I don’t see government as a vehicle for ministry, I think we agree government is to maintain some level of social order. And so it just seems in all their (presidential candidates) talking, that the politicians might have a concern for those who must live in thug infested communities. I mean they are visiting war commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan, but I just wanted to quickly note the very real war within this nation, on streets politicians don’t walk.

Ron correctly mentions a culture of all out murder is in some communities in America. Jesus is the only hope, but it seems many don’t even speak about it. I mean they don’t speak about either the problem or the solution, neither is often mentioned. There’s talk about things that hurt a community, well a pack of thugs with guns does a pretty good job of destroying everything in their path. And they are doing it tonight, at a faster rate than most any other killer one can name.

9 Responses to “What Plan Do the Presidential Candidates Have to Address the Other War Within?”

  1. godlysoldier Says:

    That video on Ron’s blog just left me numb and weeping in my spirit. I can’t even begin to articulate what I’m feeling regarding the gangmembers in that video and the senseless loss of human life…I can’t even articulate my feelings right now…

  2. ncatina Says:

    As sad as the video is, I am not surprised at the depth of such activities. I have words to articulate my thoughts, but won’t do so here out of respect for the board. As with the sheeple that are predominantly focused upon here and elsewhere, the common denominators I find with this story are two fold: there is no apparent reason for doing it and are only mimicking the ones that came before them.

    The causation for all things violence “in the community” has become very old and tiresome (lack of jobs, mentors, hope, resources, education, blah, blah, blah). Yet, I do find it rather disturbing that NONE of the presidential candidates (before the field was cleared) spoke ONE IOTA of the garbage that has allowed to go unabated. It would have, at least, given SOME indication that someone on Capitol Hill is paying attention.

    This activity is not just in the large urban centers, but some of the smaller, more hardscrabble towns throughout the country–with or without organized gangs. Because this type of activity has progressed for so long, the offer of last resort is now to consider more “firepower” by way of state police in the cities that already have an established police force. This was the case for a very brief moment here in PHL back in the early part of the decade when homicides were topping 400/year.

    This link that I have posted from a local news outlet. I believe it helps to go beneath the surface and examine the mindset of those that have so little value for life. Pay attention to the line “I’ve got nothing to live for. Do what you’ve got to do.”;jsessionid=08B6F617D6ADA7736C737ADE4694AB3B?contentId=7029620&version=6&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1

  3. rascoe1 Says:

    Oh brother IC, that just breaks my heart. Our black men. I had to stop watching, for a while.

  4. IndependentConservative Says:

    I find it interesting that Obama has assumed the role of “tough talk” about thugs in Black communities, while his voting record proves him to be a thug’s best friend.

    Barack Obama Is Just Another Liberal

    He voted against a bill that would add penalties for crimes committed as a part of gang activity and against a bill that would make it a criminal offense for accused gang members, free on bond or probation, to associate with other gang members. In 1999, he was the only state senator to oppose a bill that prohibited early prison release for criminal sexual offenders.

    When the cops do catch a thug, the LAST thing I want is for the thug to come back on the streets quickly and easily!

    Obama, Mr. “Black leader” who speaks against thug music when it looks good, but hangs with trash rappers.

  5. godlysoldier Says:

    As with all politicians, talk is cheap. Your voting record needs to back up what you are saying;
    But hypocrisy IS the name of the political game.

    Again, the only sure answer we have (as Saints of God) to this whole mess is Jesus. That’s why we are to be about our Father’s business and preach the Gospel, for it is truly the ONLY THING that will change the heart of a hardened criminal. Tougher prison laws and more firepower will only put them where they belong in the natural…and help save innocent lives on the street.

  6. rascoe1 Says:

    It was really difficult for me to watch the video, I was just weeping. I know this, as well as Todd Bentely and co., and the rise in wickedness is a sign of the times in which we live. My question is,
    can politicians do anything to stop or it? I think them, wrapped up in their own sins, are unable to deal with this level of spiritual wickedness. Jesus told us to expect this, but even knowing that it will come, does not make seeing it, and I am sure living it any easier. The scary part is that it will get worse before the end comes. My heart goes out to those young men who are so deceived by the enemy that they cannot make different choices. They perpetrate the evil but I feel so much sorrow for them.

  7. Gxg--G2 Says:

    Don’t know where this would fit in, but in all of the discussion regarding gangs/thugs (i.e. “The War Within”) and how the government often seems torn as to how to go about handling it, I was reminded of this and wanted to see what folks here thought of it.

    Special Order 40 is a directive that allows illegal alien criminals to remain in our society to commit yet more crimes. The law would prevent officers from obtaining immigration status from detained suspects, with the goal being an effort to encourage residents who are in the country illegally to report crimes without intimidation. However, there’re many critics of the measure pointing out that the mandate also prevents officers from obtaining immigration status from gang members, violent criminals, and other felons.

    The family of slain teenager Jamiel Shaw Jr., gunned down by Los Angeles Gangs, were in attendance. In response to the death of a young African American named Jamiel Shaw Jr, who was gunned down by gangs on the streets, MANY WERE OUTRAGED. And in finding out many of the thugs were illegal, some felt that the deaths would’ve never happened on the streets if illegal immigration was never condoned by many to begin with.

    For many, regardless of any discussion by poloticians have about trying to end gang warfare/crime, it seems contradictory that the government seems to give less attention to the larger issues that’re fueling the war on the street in certain areas.

    In the case of Los Angelas, allowing illegal immigration to become something that protects those who’re illegal within gangs. By giving SANCTUARY to some, it has indirectly opened the door for Hell to be raised by others…..

    What do ya’ll think?

  8. Gxg--G2 Says:

    The video of the Rally itself:

    Special Order 40 Rally

  9. IndependentConservative Says:

    Yea that’s one of the many things in this world I would have liked to have blogged about, but the Lord never willed that I have time to.

    But yea, government seems to be doing all it can, to prevent anything effective in regards to dealing with gangs that have illegal aliens in them. And we know gangs like MS13 are some of the worse.

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