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Posted on 01/22/2013 8:08:39 PM PST by truthxchange
Freedom Is Not Free
By Dr. Peter Jones
As the Sixties cultural revolution reaches maturity, we need to remember that its fundamental rationale was the rejection of external authority and government control, for sacred individual liberty and independence, especially in sexual behavior. To our surprise, the cost of this freedom has fallen on everyone.
In a recent article posted on The Aquila Report, Dr. Paul Kengor recalled the brilliant career of the recently deceased legal authority, Robert Bork. Borks book, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline (2003),documented the decline of American culture, liberated from sexual restraints.We remember that Bork was borkedrefused a place on the Supreme Court by a violent and irresponsible tirade to preserve the gains of the Sixties Revolution. In 1987, Senator Ted Kennedy criticized Bork of wanting a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, and rogue police could break down citizens doors in midnight raids. This was the same married Ted Kennedy who, on July 18, 1969 (I remember it well), in an attempt to hide his illicit affair, abandoned his youthful secretary, Mary Jo Kopechne, not in a back alley but in the back of his accidentally submerged 1967 Oldsmobile in a canal on Chappaquiddick Island, where, during his failed attempt at a cover-up, she finally drowned! This hypocritical borking helped assure the success of the Sixties sexual liberation, but at the cost of a brilliant legal mind, barred from exercising wise limits on a culture now in deep water.
And deep debt. According to Kengor, Bork understood the cost incurred by evangelical and Catholic parents, sending their children to colleges to be taught by liberals, paying untold millions in school fees to undermine the very values they had worked to instill in their children!
Not just parents are paying. Apparently, the sexual revolution had no intention of paying for itself, as the recent flap in 2012 over Sandra Fluke, clearly shows. This 30-something unmarried law student at Georgetown demanded, with great moral conviction and indignation, that other people underwrite the monthly contraception bill she incurs in her elective sexual activities. Sexual socialism, now a plank of the Democratic Party, was something not even Karl Marx could have imagined!
Free sex, taught in public high schools at government expense, in teen magazines, and modeled by Hollywood celebrities and TV shows, is not free for the tax-payer. The average citizen has to underwrite other peoples fantasies. This liberated life-style, outside the bonds of marriage, practiced by welfare queens and absentee fathers, now costs the tax-payer $330 billion per year in welfare payments. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are at epidemic proportions. Only two of the present 25 STDs were around thirty years ago. Now one fourth of teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease, whose treatment costs $17 billion per year. STDs cause one fourth of the cases of female infertility, as well as virtually all cervical and anal cancers. We spend $18 billion a year to treat AIDs patients, and every year 47,000 new cases are discovered. 16,000 Americans die of this deadly disease annually.
Since the Sixties, divorce has liberated many from the chains of marriage but has also denied children the blessing of a two-parent home (known to reduce levels of poverty). As free sex and single motherhood have ballooned, so has poverty, producing generations of dependents living on food stamps ($78 billion) and monthly dole payments, costing more than half a trillion dollars since 2007. The program for the resulting impoverished kids, Head Start, which is now recognized as a failure, has cost the tax-payer $180 billion.
Among the always-clever titles of Family Research Council emails, one really nailed itPlanned Parenthood: Making a Killing. In the fiscal year 2011 2012, Planned Parenthood performed 333,964 abortions, and received $542 million in taxpayer funding. They have liberated thousands of women from the consequences of their sexual choices, but doomed fifty million unborn babies to the grave. These little ones will never enjoy the freedom of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom to abort on demand now requires companies to pay for abortion-inducing drugsat the cost both of their conscience and their bottom line.
It was the determined few, the freedom-loving hippies who wrenched the culture from its Judeo-Christian roots in the Sixties. Will you, youthful Christian Millennials, hold in the highest esteem both sexual purity and the God who created it? Will you dream of and pray for repentance for the nation and a submission to Gods good will for sexuality and marriage, won at great cost? God, instead of judging us for our desire of freedom from Him, paid the incalculable cost of His dear Sons life. A society under water needs to hear this incredible good news.
Thanks for the wonderful article- If you are Peter Jones, I really appreciate the work you are doing, I am a pastor and have written four books myself trying to adress gnosticism in Pentecostal circles. God bless you-
freedom and license are not the same thing.
libertopians are saddened
no matter what you dreams might be...
All this shows is just how rotten we are without Him - that our hearts are desperately wicked and we are powerless to redeem ourselves. Man, left to his own devices, destroys everything that is good or right. It is part of our carnal, mortal and intrinsic human essence and we are doomed unless and until we turn in repentance towards the TRUE God and surrender ourselves to HIS will and follow HIS ways, forsaking our rebellion and admitting we are nothing without Him. Once this happens, we can begin to grow and see things as they really are. Only then, can we together as a nation turn from our wicked ways, seek God's face and pray and he WILL forgive us, heal our land and bless us once again.
Yeah, I wonder about that too.
We are approaching the total human cost of WWII in this country alone, simply for the sake of convenience.
You posted the same twice, in less than a week?
50m !! makes 6 million Jews look paltry.
You ask if this is breaking news. In one sense no, because the scandal has been going on since the Sixties, (about which few speak), but in another sense, my thinking was provoked by the recent passing of Judge Bork, who was very much aware of this problem.