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As an Independent my circle of friends include registered Libertarians, Democrats, and Republicans. Other than one woman, all fervently support the first and second Ammendment of the Constitution.
Our entire (mostly agricultural) community (county) amounts to only 84,000 people. Its history runs the gammet of the Underground Rairoad to mobs having burned down the first and only black owned newspaper.
In my lifetime, Waco, Texas taught me to keep a low profile and not divilge my gun ownership. Ruby Ridge was another emphasis for my actions. The use of the National Guard to attack and kill protesting miners in their encampment re-enforced the fact that my death is the ultimate sacrifice in supporting our Constitution.
My religion bans any form of organized protests other than writing to Senators. However, other than Ghandi it has been my experience no religion denies self-defense, or the protection of family against tyrany and gun confiscation.
In the support of righteous thinking and actions within a community, my Faith also condones executions.
Am presently beginning an investigation into the stance of both our local police and our sherrif department. Knowing the opinions of our local single Democrat owned televison station and remnant of a newspaper, and as a member of the Fraternal Order of Police this should not be difficult. By such means my inquiry can lead towards seeking information on any and all local citizen militia groups and the beliefs and actions thereof.
Anyone who does not know their neighbors and friends beliefs and political stance in this day can easily find themselves either in a concentration, or a Fema camp. Covid mandates can lead to such an extent.
It is mine to die fighting for freedom than to live in a totalitarian state. Death is not among my fears.
I live in an "open carry" state and posses a concealed carry license for travel purposes. My training and background have given me a strong stance regarding self-defense. Am always in support of any wise decision and prepared to defend myself, my family, and compatriots against criminal elements and a corrupt government.
Your post does emphasize the great differences in hospital costs when the corporate office submits a bill to an individual insurance company. Often by contract the bill is paid in part by the patient.
In my personal case, without insurance for tests and a three day hospital stay, my first bill was nearly $40,000. After aproaching the billing department at Genesis and being directed to a nearby bank, my cost was lowered to aproximately $10,000. I was given a personal loan without interest from the bank.
Yes, our entire medical profession is a corporate scam.
Soon we shall be made aware of what are presently called "med beds". Following the world-wide sweep by the alliance of world militaries, the Space Force will be giving this technology to the world. It will put an end to the absurd pharmaceutical companies, the corrupt medical profession, and the corporate hospitals.
Also interesting was that in some cases having no insurance ended up costing less!
... and then he put his arm around the poor guy !
God’s purpose is none other than to usher in, in ways He alone can bring about, and the full significance of which He alone can fathom, the Great, the Golden Age of a long-divided, a long-afflicted humanity. Its present state, indeed even its immediate future, is dark, distressingly dark. Its distant future, however, is radiant, gloriously radiant—so radiant that no eye can visualize it.
“The winds of despair,” writes Bahá’u’lláh, as He surveys the immediate destinies of mankind, “are, alas, blowing from every direction, and the strife that divides and afflicts the human race is daily increasing. The signs of impending convulsions and chaos can now be discerned, inasmuch as the prevailing order appears to be lamentably defective.” “Such shall be its plight,” He, in another connection, has declared, “that to disclose it now would not be meet and seemly.” “These fruitless strifes,” He, on the other hand, contemplating the future of mankind, has emphatically prophesied, in the course of His memorable interview with the Persian orientalist, Edward G. Browne, “these ruinous wars shall pass away, and the ‘Most Great Peace’ shall come…. These strifes and this bloodshed and discord must cease, and all men be as one kindred and one family.” “Soon,” He predicts, “will the present-day order be rolled up, and a new one spread out in its stead.” “After a time,” He also has written, “all the governments on earth will change. Oppression will 117 envelop the world. And following a universal convulsion, the sun of justice will rise from the horizon of the unseen realm.” “The whole earth,” He, moreover, has stated, “is now in a state of pregnancy. The day is approaching when it will have yielded its noblest fruits, when from it will have sprung forth the loftiest trees, the most enchanting blossoms, the most heavenly blessings.” “All nations and kindreds,” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá likewise has written, “…will become a single nation. Religious and sectarian antagonism, the hostility of races and peoples, and differences among nations, will be eliminated. All men will adhere to one religion, will have one common faith, will be blended into one race, and become a single people. All will dwell in one common fatherland, which is the planet itself.”
What we witness at the present time, during “this gravest crisis in the history of civilization,” recalling such times in which “religions have perished and are born,” is the adolescent stage in the slow and painful evolution of humanity, preparatory to the attainment of the stage of manhood, the stage of maturity, the promise of which is embedded in the teachings, and enshrined in the prophecies, of Bahá’u’lláh. The tumult of this age of transition is characteristic of the impetuosity and irrational instincts of youth, its follies, its prodigality, its pride, its self-assurance, its rebelliousness, and contempt of discipline.
[ From the writings of the Guardian in the Baha'i Faith - as published before 1954 ]
Most persons now residing on planet Earth had no idea these events would transpire so soon. We are blessed to live in such days as are laying the foundation for 1,000 years of peace.