One Conservative's View Of A Maximum Security System

Written by Hoyt W. Allen, Jr.

Adequate scripture supports "Imprisoning" of those choosing to "go around"repparttar laws of mankind (Gen. 40:3; 42:7; Lev. 24:12; Num. 15:34; I Kings 22:27; Judges 16:21- 25; Luke 3:30; Acts 12:4-10). In other words, if one selects to live in a society - then there are rules, regulations, laws, statues, ordinances, mandates, codes, canons, principles, and authority that must be adhered to. Now - anyone who has all of his/her mental faculties normally learns this early in life. However, since each of us has been created with a God-given free will, we can choose if we want to abide byrepparttar 141340 rules, or go against them.

In athletic contests (baseball, football, basketball, racing, etc.), one must abide byrepparttar 141341 rules or else they forfeitrepparttar 141342 contest. Inrepparttar 141343 classroom, if one wills to obtain a "Passing Grade," there is a certain achievement to obtain. Inrepparttar 141344 world of employment, if one does not produce, then another is waiting in line forrepparttar 141345 opportunity to giverepparttar 141346 job a try.

Throughoutrepparttar 141347 years "Liberals," such asrepparttar 141348 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and others have constantly been brain washing our legislatures into granting more rights forrepparttar 141349 criminal and less forrepparttar 141350 victims. This has also been carried into our Penitentiary Systems. Today many ofrepparttar 141351 conservatives across our land are very upset withrepparttar 141352 wayrepparttar 141353 criminals who have been removed from society have demanded various rights from withinrepparttar 141354 prison walls - and have received such (at tax payers expense). We no longer see "Chain Gangs" alongrepparttar 141355 roads, as they are busy "Recreating" insiderepparttar 141356 prisons, along with their colored TV's, and air-conditioning.

May we understand thatrepparttar 141357 individual who has committed violent crimes against fellow human beings (murder, kidnapping, rape, child molestation, armed robbery, brutality, . . .) have committed crimes that call for their being removed from society. The Bible teaches that a person who commits a "Capital Crime" (rape, murder, . . .) should be executed quickly (Gen. 9:5,6; Eccl. 8:11). However, due torepparttar 141358 Liberals taking over our Judicial System "Capital Punishment" has been shelved. However, in some states - "Capital Punishment" is being restored. Thus, today we find inmates making demands upon prison administrators. They want:

a) Better food b) Higher pay c) Lower prices on commissary items d) Special clothing for their religious ceremonies e) To fire and hire new wardens f) More ethnic group guards g) More recreational facilities h) Visits from females for sexual pleasure

If I was going to revamprepparttar 141359 "Maximum Security System" today, it would probably look likerepparttar 141360 following:

A. Grounds and Buildings

(1) The land would be in a very remote area, with plenty of acres to grow on and to protectrepparttar 141361 public. Inmates would arrive blindfolded so they would not even know which way to escape if they did.

(2) The total prison area would have ten-foot high fences which would be high voltage charged. There would be two rows of these fences. It would also have razor sharp wire on top and in between these, to stop an escape if one was able to climb over it.

(3) Under ground beneathrepparttar 141362 fences would be electronic movement detectors, so if an inmate was seeking to tunnel out an alarm would sound. Also - underneathrepparttar 141363 fences would be quarter-inch steel with rustproof coating, protruding at least ten feet deep intorepparttar 141364 earth.

(4) Outside ofrepparttar 141365 fences surroundingrepparttar 141366 prison would be guards stationed in small bullet-proof watchtowers. They would be equipped with at least two machine guns and several thousand rounds of live ammunition. The guards would have access to radio communications to other prison personnel, high powered lights, escape alarms, video monitors, etc.

(5) Housing forrepparttar 141367 inmates would be: a) built byrepparttar 141368 inmates out of rough lumber, along with "Privies," since there would not be plumbing; b) a hand-powered water pump would be provided for drawing water with which to cook and bathe (the inmates would do their own cooking and laundry under guard supervision); c) there would be limited lighting, and no receptacles to operate radios, TV's, or any appliances (This is a prison andrepparttar 141369 inmates are to be punished for committing crimes. They have given up their rights when they brokerepparttar 141370 laws.); and d) there would not be any air-conditioning, except what breezes are blowing. The heating system would be provided byrepparttar 141371 inmates, via either burning of coal or wood. If they select to burn down their housing - it will probably take a lengthy period of time to obtain more rough lumber for them to build, and at their expense.

Christians and the Movies

Written by Hoyt W. Allen, Jr.

I am confident that most Christians want to do right and not go beyond God's boundaries. However, from time to time, they find themselves in situations not knowing what to do.

Which movies meet with God's approval is a problem for many church-goers. No one probably would object to movies such as; "Little House On The Prairie," "The Waltons," "Father Knows Best," "Andy Griffith Show," or "The Bill Cosby Show." However, movies with ratings of "PG", "R" and "X", should be considered as dangerous to one's spiritual health.

Satan has always been a "Master" at getting people to follow him. Se Genesis 3:1-24 forrepparttar first deception he planted inrepparttar 141339 minds of Adam and Eve. Also, noterepparttar 141340 penalty which they suffered due to their falling prey to Satan's temptation. Satan is so very "slick." He sneaks up on one slowly and before a person realizes it, he has fallen into his traps.

The traps, which Satan sets for mankind are varied, but we will just look at -repparttar 141341 "questionable" movies. When movies first became known to man, they were wholesome and very helpful. Due to censorship, curse words, obscenities, profanities, vulgarities and "off color" jokes and comments were unheard of. But slowly,repparttar 141342 censoring process has "lowered" its standards. Satan always works like this, very slowly.

Today most conservative church-goers will noterepparttar 141343 rating a movie has (theater, TV or VCR rental), prior to viewing it themselves or permitting their children to view it. The ratings are:

"G" - General Audience (Nothing questionable)

"PG" - Parental Guidance Suggested (Obscene language, suggestive scenes, etc.)

"R" - Restricted (One must be 18 years of age, or accompanied by an adult; obscenities, nudity, sexual scenes, etc.)

"X" - This is pornography in various forms (Scenes of graphically depicting sexual encounters; man/woman, boy/girl, group sex, homosexuals, anal, oral, "Sadomasochism" - which is men beating on women with rubber hoses or whips for sexual kicks, lesbians, etc.)

Now some folks may say, "We are living inrepparttar 141344 'UP AGE' and need to come out ofrepparttar 141345 Puritan Days." That sounds good, however, God's Word is still God's Word, and it still says, "Avoid every kind of evil" (1 Thessalonians 5:22).

If a person cannot watch a movie when fellow Christians are present due to its low moral standards, it should be avoided. Well, that isrepparttar 141346 conclusion one would have to draw, if he is going to allow God's Word to guide him (see 1 Peter 2:11). Is this not right?

A few years ago, many Christians were willing to picket theaters which scheduled movies, other than wholesome one, such as what we today call "G" rated movies. Today many of those same church members attempt to justify watching movies with ratings other than "G." Most well meaning church members do not realize that movies that teach and show filth can become addictive. If you do not believe me concerning this, just noticerepparttar 141347 enormous number of your acquaintances who are hooked onrepparttar 141348 TV soaps.

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