You have a right to Life, Liberty and whatever Lee Bright thinks is moral?

So much for the separation of powers in Lee Bright’s mind. He thinks Congress should be able to control two branches, both the legislative and the judiciary.

I don’t want to choose how other people live their lives and don’t want them pushing their choices on me. Lee Bright, however, wants to tell you how to live your life and feels he should be able to impeach any Supreme Court jurist who doesn’t agree with him. I never knew it was the role of The Supreme Court to decide the morality of a person’s lifestyle. I just thought it was their job to interpret law.

“Congress ought to stand up and do its job and impeach one of these federal judges. And I think when you do that, being a federal judge is a pretty good gig, and I think if you’ll impeach just one, the rest of them will do the right thing. And they’ll do it out of necessity, because self-preservation is an instinct that so many folks have.” Lee Bright at a TEA Party Express meeting in Utah.

Is Sen. Bright saying the Supreme Court needs to be the judge of morality? Whose morality? Even Christ forbade such a judgement. “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” Matthew 7:1-2

So, where does all this legislating morality come from? According to his bio he was on the Board of Directors of Palmetto Family Council, an offshoot of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family. In Dobson’s book, Dare to discipline, “he places a needed emphasis on discipline by structure,” but he draws from a Skinnerian ideology; i.e., “according to Dobson, a child is to be ‘trained’ as one would train his dog …The presupposition (not stated, but underlying the book) is that man is but another animal,” Excerpted from The Big Umbrella by Jay Adams, pp. 130-131.

I guess this explains also why Bright is a fan of Common Core. School Choice is the back door for common core to infiltrate all education, including private and home schooling. According to Charlotte Iserbyte, “Communist Core is NOT the issue. Those fighting Communist Core better wake up and realize that even if they kill Communist Core, if they do NOT oppose ALL forms of tax-supported School Choice and Charter Schools, they will wake up one day and find that their children in their favorite tax-supported choice private school are required by federal law (regulations) to take the Communist Core assessment (test) they thought they had killed! Why? Because when an education entity (private or public) accepts one penny of federal money it MUST adhere to federal regulations regarding curriculum, testing, hiring, etc., etc. And that is as it should be.”

School Choice is part of Agenda 21. Which begs the question, “Why would Bright sponsor anti-Agenda 21 legislation when he is also sponsoring UN Agendas?” Is it there to keep you from noticing what he is really working for?

Noted by me in a previous article was his attempt to make the office of State Superintendent of Education an appointed office and remove the people’s right to elect same.  He has introduced bills, S 0197 & S 0200, that takes the choice of Administrative Law court judges, Supreme Court justices, Appeals court judges and Circuit Court judges out of the hands of the people and make them appointed offices. Looks like an attempt to remove anyone who doesn’t agree with Bright’s agenda or the agenda of his handlers.

I think it is a question that deserves an answer, Is he just that naïve or is he really working toward implementing Agenda 21 while at the same time decrying it?

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About Patty Motley

I have spent over 19 years trying to teach people about their rights and how they are ultimately responsible for them. https://www.facebook.com/marlenemotley View all posts by Patty Motley

11 responses to “You have a right to Life, Liberty and whatever Lee Bright thinks is moral?

  • grace country pastor

    “Even Christ forbade such a judgement. “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” Matthew 7:1-2”

    I’m liking your postings Patty (?) Marlene (?), we share many similar opinions. Found you by way of Activist Post. I am very sensitive to out of context scripture usage however. While I value scripture above all things, its misuse is exceedingly treacherous; not necessarily intentionally. To whom was Christ speaking in Mat 7? Since you quoted the above, what would you make of this?

    1 Cor 1:15… “But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.”

    Without proper judgement how would we discern moral from immoral; what God would have us do as opposed to what He would rather we not do…?

    And, just to clarify, I do not believe morality can be legislated in any way. Not even by God as He gave man free will. A mans morality comes essentially from within himself; what makes him himself. He essentially chooses his own morality continually, moment by moment, situation by situation. Hopefully he chooses salvation that the mind of Christ dwells within to guide him, as the other choice is only selfish by nature. We serve God or we serve ourselves (and therefor satan). Are you a saved Christian?

    There is an old philosophical question some like to ask… “Can God create a stone so big not even He can move it?” To which I answer… “yes He did; it is the human heart.”

    grace and peace (2 Thes 3:16)…

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    • Patty Motley

      My response is a question to you, Was Christ speaking in 1 Cor 1:15? Whose word would take precedence? As for morality, man can never know what is moral as it is relative to man. Only God can know it.

      I am able to stand naked in the garden of God and not be ashamed.

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    • grace country pastor

      Wonderful question! Of course Christ was speaking in 1 Corinthians. Christ is God. God the Father is God. The Holy Spirit is God. The Holy Spirit Himself (who is co-equal to Christ in the Godhead) caused Paul to pen those words.

      2 Tim 3:16… “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”

      2 Peter 1:20-21… “Knowing this first, that no prophesy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophesy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

      Every blessed Word in the Bible is by way of God Himself. The Bible is His Word to us.

      Does God not clearly demonstrate morality to us by way of His Word? One example of many in Paul’s epistles…

      Eph 5:28… “So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.”

      God is clearly saying that I “ought” to love my wife as myself. Is this not a moral code from God to man? Further… do I not have the free will to follow that code or not? “Ought” I not be able to make a spiritually discerned judgement call regarding Gods Word as it pertains to my behavior? I “ought” to love my wife. I “ought” to speak the gospel of Christ boldly (Eph 6:20, Col 4:4). No?

      I would surely think so. Does this not make sense? Surely God must want me to be able to judge between what He says I “ought” to do and what my flesh wants to do, however difficult at times that may be. This is why He provides His Word to us… for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction. Yes?

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    • Patty Motley

      Context…the “scripture” you quote was not scripture at the time it was written and not being referred to by the writer. These were responses to letters we do not have the luxury of reading so would be limited by that respect to their full context.

      Paul often spoke his own opinion and noted that it was his opinion.

      Paul was at odds with James and Peter so how could they all three be right?

      So again I ask, whose words should be given precedence?

      When you look back to the old testament and see how men who were referred to as being after Gods on heart doing things that would have to be considered immoral today you have to see that being after Gods own heart did in no way refer to the fleshly man, but referred to the fact these were men of faith. What God wants us to see is that no matter how hard we try or no matter how noble our intentions my be WE are NEVER going to get it right. Our faith lies in Christ getting it right.

      God made our salvation so simple. It is man that wants to complicate it. The death angel passed over when it saw the Blood of the Lamb, not because of the morality of those behind the door or lack thereof. To judge another would be saying you can measure their faith and that you cannot do.

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    • grace country pastor

      “God made our salvation so simple.”

      You are exactly right! Christ died in my place. He took the punishment I so rightly deserved upon Himself and died in my place on the cross and was resurrected for my justification! Amen and amen!

      “It is man that wants to complicate it.”

      Indeed, man’s religion complicates the world in horrible ways.

      “To judge another would be saying you can measure their faith and that you cannot do.”

      By judging another mans actions I am not judging his measure of faith. I am judging his actions alone. A saved man can and will make mistakes. As you rightly say, no man can perfectly keep Gods will, no man is perfectly moral. To continue with my earlier example; do saved men cheat on their wives? Yes, it unfortunately happens. Ought I not judge for myself that this type of behavior is something God would prefer not I do? By “judging” am I “condemning”? Of course not! I’m judging that I do not repeat his mistake. I see this man’s behavior and judge that it is the wrong thing to do. Judgement is discernment. I “ought” to love my wife as myself and not betray her with another. He “ought” to do the same. Yes/no?

      “…the “scripture” you quote was not scripture at the time it was written…”

      Please be very careful with such a statement… Peter recognized that Paul was, at that present time some 2,000 years ago, writing Holy Scripture. Examine carefully…

      2 Peter 3:15-16… “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, AS THEY DO ALSO THE OTHER SCRIPTURES, unto their own destruction.”

      The “other” scriptures… does this not rightly imply that Paul was indeed writing scripture? If I am eating a candy bar and offer you the “other” one, do you not expect a candy bar? He says that those who were unlearned and/or unstable wrestled with the scripture Paul wrote… meaning that someone “learned” in scripture (all scripture) would in fact understand his writings. (Paul is the most misunderstood man in all human history.)

      Paul (in 2 Tim 2:15) does instruct us to: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

      What does Paul mean by “rightly dividing” the word of truth? If we can “rightly” divide it, this implies that the word of truth can also be wrongly divided, no? I believe most people wrongly divide Gods word and therefore become confused by it.

      “Paul was at odds with James and Peter so how could they all three be right?”

      Indeed he was, and this is the most important aspect of scripture that you have realized. It is simply outstanding not only that you realize this, but that you do not try, as do most others, to somehow force Paul and the twelve to somehow be in agreement with one another. It’s like putting square pegs in round holes and this is what the vast majority of “Christian” churches do. How is it possible that James said salvation is by works, not faith alone (James 2:24); and Paul claims salvation is by grace through faith alone (Eph 2:8-9)? Which indeed ought we to believe as these verses do in fact contradict one another?

      This is the essence of rightly dividing Bible truth from Bible truth. James is exactly correct and true; and Paul is exactly correct and true AT THE SAME TIME! How is this possible?

      Does God today ask us to build Arks? Of course not… He was speaking directly to Noah. What was true and correct for Noah is not true and correct for us, yet we learn about God from this situation. Christ told the twelve that if they did not forgive other men their trespasses, that God would not forgive them their own.

      Mat 6:14-15… “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

      Have you forgiven every wrong committed unto you by every person to have done such? Me neither… Yet Paul says we are currently forgiven ALL trespasses!

      Col 2:13… “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you ALL trespasses;”

      Jesus says that those were His friends IF they kept His commandments. All of them.

      John 15:14… “Ye are my friends, IF ye do whatsoever I command you.”

      That’s a mighty big IF, no? Is this the conditional relationship we have with Christ today? Not if you believe Paul, who writes by Holy Spirit inspiration:

      Rom 5:10… “For if, WHEN WE WERE ENEMIES, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”

      In early Acts, Peter claims that his sins will be “blotted out” when Christ establishes His Kingdom on earth. Examine carefully these verses allowing the words simply to say what they mean and mean what they say…

      Acts 3:19-21… “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, WHEN the times of refreshing SHALL come from the PRESENCE of the Lord. And he SHALL send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive UNTIL the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”

      This is Peter speaking prophesy that had been spoken since the world began. The time of restitution of all things IS Christ established on His earthly throne. He is currently seated at His Fathers right hand. 90% of our Bible is in regards to this prophesy of how God redeems the earth back to Himself by way of Christ. Paul speaks (in his 13 epistles) of a mystery hidden; kept secret by God since the world began. Paul tells how God redeems the heavens back to Himself by way of Christ. Examine carefully again…

      Rom 16:25-27… “Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to MY gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was KEPT SECRET since the world began, BUT NOW is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to ALL nations for the obedience of faith: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.”

      1 Cor 2:7-8… “But we speak the wisdom of God in a MYSTERY, even the HIDDEN wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”

      Col 1:25-26… “Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to ME for you, TO FULFILL THE WORD OF GOD; Even the MYSTERY which hath been HID from ages and from generations, BUT NOW is made manifest to his saints:”

      Eph 3:1-7… “For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, IF ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given ME to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto ME the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand MY knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was NOT MADE KNOWN unto the sons of men, as it is NOW revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.”

      God gave a message to Paul that He did not give to the twelve during His earthly ministry. It is from Paul alone that we receive the gospel of free grace through faith alone, as you already seem to inherently know. God speaks to believers today through the Apostle He sent to you and I, Paul. Christ speaks in:

      John 13:20… “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth Him that sent me.”

      Rightly dividing Bible truth from Bible truth is the key to fully understanding the whole of scripture!

      The Bible is a book of progressive revelation. To some He gave the “who” and “what”. To others He gave the “where”, “when” and “how”. It is to Paul alone that He gave the “why” of all things. Paul had a revelation from the risen and glorified Lord that Peter, John and James did not.

      Gal 1:11-12… “But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

      Paul does not teach the Kingdom gospel the twelve preached well before Christ’s death, burial and resurrection; he teaches a new, heretofore unknown gospel of free grace from God to man! This occurs in Acts 9 well after Christ is glorified and received up into heaven with His Father. Paul instructs us as from Christ:

      1 Cor 11:1… “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”

      1 Cor 14:37… “If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.”

      2 Tim 2:7… “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.”

      God has a two-fold purpose in creation; to redeem both created realms (Gen 1:1… heaven and earth) back to Himself as both are fallen. Israel are Gods earthly people. They are a nation of Kings and priests (but not yet, as simple observation would make clear). Priests to whom? The Gentile nations… those who are not Israel. Read Zechariah 8 as the future happening that it is. Israel was always intended to be Gods channel of blessing from Himself to the Gentile world. That’s the very reason He called Abram out of his fathers land to begin with.

      In today’s dispensation there is neither Jew nor Gentile and we must rightly divide between God’s past and future plan for the earth by way of the nation Israel and His current plan for the heaven by way of the church – the body of Christ, which is neither Jew nor Gentile, male nor female, bond nor free.

      Gal 3:28… “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”

      This is the information God gave to our appointed apostle, Paul. Paul was not given to the Jews, even though in his early epistles he did minister to them. The twelve were given to them. Emmanuel (God with us) was promised and given to them. Paul explains:

      Rom 15:8… “Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision (these were the Jews) for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:”

      These are the promises prophesied since the world began! Christ was speaking specifically to the nation Israel. He said to the Gentile woman:

      Mat 15:25… “But he answered and said, I am not sent BUT unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

      Gentiles were always able to get a blessing from God by blessing His nation Israel (I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee – Gen 12:3). The same woman understood her place as subjugate to Israel and therefore got a blessing in this example.

      Who is James specifically speaking to?

      James 1:1… “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.”

      He is speaking to the twelve tribes scattered abroad if we allow the words on the page to say what they mean and mean what they say! Are you a member of one of the twelve tribes? I’m certainly not.

      Paul continues his previous (above) thought in Romans 15…

      Rom 15:16… “That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.”

      The mystery kept secret since the world began! The manifold wisdom of God given to Paul, thus to us, in His completed Word. Christ was speaking to Israel during His earthly ministry. These would be the “red letters”. They are not written for our current instruction. How could they be? A man who even thought about adultery was not acceptable in the Kingdom.

      Mat 5:27-28… “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”

      YIKES…!!!

      Christ speaks to us through Paul from His current risen and glorified heavenly position. He will return again post rapture (I prefer the word translation – which is the end of the dispensation of free grace) to complete the promises He made to and through the nation Israel; and to pour His wrath out on the unbelieving world. Believers today are saved from His just wrath as our penalty has already been paid by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

      Rom 5:9… “Much more then, being NOW justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”

      Rightly dividing the word of truth is the key to Bible understanding! Knowing who God was speaking to, when and why, is paramount to avoiding all the confusion which currently exists in the body today. To few understand this most basic Bible fact.

      grace and peace… It is not just a kind salutation that Paul opens his every epistle with. It is an official proclamation from God to man by way of the Apostle Paul. God is not currently at “war” with the world. He is not currently punishing mankind for their sins as He made Christ to BE sin for us and killed sin on the cross.

      2 Cor 5:19-21… “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath MADE HIM TO BE SIN for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

      He has declared a “prophetic time out” in order to give mankind one last shot as salvation before His just wrath is poured out. It is a Divine “get out of jail free card”. Believe that you deserved to die and that Christ died for you and get out of hell free. Believers today are God’s ambassadors declaring this dispensation of grace to a fallen world, which mostly does not want to hear it.

      Eph 3:8-9… “Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; AND TO MAKE ALL MEN SEE WHAT IS THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE MYSTERY, WHICH FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD HATH BEEN HID IN GOD, who created all things by Jesus Christ:”

      WOW…!!!

      I go into this in much greater detail on my own site should you have any interest in exploring further. I highly encourage you to examine very carefully the context of each verse I have supplied here.

      grace and peace!

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    • Patty Motley

      Are you so opposed to Christ that you would “wrest” scripture to justify your desire to judge?

      btw, there is no pre-trib rapture. The scriptures don’t support that at all. And please don’t go into some long cliché enriched attempt to prove otherwise.

      Also, Gods promise to Abraham was the blessing of Christ.

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    • grace country pastor

      “…opposed to Christ…”

      Opposed…???

      Is this what you truly gathered from what I wrote?

      I am stricken dumb.

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    • Patty Motley

      1 Corinthians:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

      18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

      19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

      Isaiah 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

      Like I said, God made it simple and you thought to complicate it with a lot of scripture. Christ said “Judge not.” but for some reason His words were not good enough for you.
      We are to follow Christ not the apostles.

      John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep [my words]: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

      24 He that loveth me not keepeth not [my sayings]: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

      25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

      26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever [I have said] unto you.

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  • Inde

    Ok, if you call Lee Bright a ‘progressive’ then you are a fucking idiot.

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