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Friday, October 11, 2019

Ahead of Our Skis

Preamble to the Constitution

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

It is my opinion that the American doctrine of LIBERTY can sometimes threaten the GENERAL WELFARE. That is, we tend to leave the LIBERTY switch on full-throttle long before objective observations can provide sufficient insight as to the given  induced impact upon the GENERAL WELFARE.

My upbringing, education, and experience have confirmed time and again the wisdom of Holy Scripture.  For example, the Bible described drunkenness as an evil to be avoided and so stated long before the modern computerized MRI could in high resolution reveal the profound destructiveness of alcohol upon the brain.   The ancients knew full-well alcohol and its drunkenness were bad news and found little misguidance in calling it evil.

Consider the following passage:

The fearful consequence of deliberate atheism--

Romans 1 (Phillips)

25-27 These men deliberately forfeited the truth of God and accepted a lie, paying homage and giving service to the creature instead of to the Creator, who alone is worthy to be worshipped for ever and ever, amen. God therefore handed them over to disgraceful passions. Their women exchanged the normal practices of sexual intercourse for something which is abnormal and unnatural. Similarly the men, turning from natural intercourse with women, were swept into lustful passions for one another. Men with men performed these shameful horrors, receiving, of course, in their own personalities the consequences of sexual perversity.

These Biblical warnings suggest to me there is wisdom in openness to the re-evaluation of our libertarian American doctrinaire  decisions as new scientific tools become available.