I Have Heard Facts, Gossip, Myths, and Scandals
I have heard, and you have heard, what is purported to be the latest scandals and gossip about many celebrities, politicians, religious leaders, and innumerable other “actors” of society – both past and present. The gossip is also “local” among friends, relatives, and acquaintances. Much of the gossip evolves into scandals – real and imaginary. Much of it adds up to self-promotion or public relations. Many reports become myths.
Perspective Provides Variation to Gossip You and I Have Heard
Have you heard the latest myths? Have you heard the latest scandals? Have you heard about the latest crime sprees? I have heard many variations of the communications that continue to bombard our world – as have my readers. The interpretations or perspectives contributed by each of the participants in the chain of communicating the events provide variety in our entertainment or concerns. This blog website is my effort to give “my take” or observations concerning world events of which I have been made aware or experienced.
Freedoms to Interpret, Believe, Discount, and Enjoy
The Sources of Our Freedoms are Paramount
The Holy Bible
What the Holy Bible Says About Freedom5
The source for the following verses related to “Freedoms” are from the Zondervan King James Version Study Bible. Note that spelling, sentence construction, and punctuation does not conform to current standards and may appear to be in error.
Isaiah 58:6-7, KJV
6Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, And to let the oppressed go free, And that ye break every yoke? 7Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, And that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; And that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Isaiah 61:1, KJV
1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; Because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
John 8:32, KJV
32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:36, KJV
36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Romans 6:18, KJV
18Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Romans 6:22, KJV
22But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Romans 8:1-4, KJV
1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 9:19, KJV
19For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
2 Corinthians 3:17, KJV
17Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Galatians 5:1, KJV
Top of Form1Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:13, KJV
13For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
2 Timothy 1:7, KJV
7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
James 1:25, KJV
25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
1 Peter 2:16, KJV
16As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
In The Beginning and to the End of the Ages
The Constitution of the United States of America
The Bill of Rights
The First 10 Amendments to the United States Constitution are also known as the US Bill of Rights or freedoms.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The United States of America Military
Just a Common Soldier
The United States of America Justice System
Freedom and Obligation by Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
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