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Support innocent human life, not ‘Black Lives Matter’

Monday, June 8, 2020, 11:46 am | Randy Thomasson
Watch this June 5, 2020 interview: “It’s a dangerous experiment involving a litmus test on public safety,” said criminal justice expert Dr. Darrin Porcher. Retired NYPD Lieutenant Joe Cardinale added, “It’s going to be like something out a Batman movie. You’re going to see chaotic scenes in the street. And I hate to paint a that picture, but that’s exactly what they’re heading for.”

Have you noticed how Democrat politicians and some large corporations, church pastors, celebrities, and people on social media are supporting “Black Lives Matter”?

But do they know that “Defund the Police” is the #1 published and shouted demand of “Black Lives Matter”? So if you support them, you are supporting having zero police anywhere, which is the most dangerous, pro-murderer idea you’ve probably ever heard.

What’s more, as an organization, Black Lives Matter is demanding BILLIONS of dollars from Americans who’ve never owned slaves, in the form of “reparations” to black Americans who’ve never been slaves. Black Lives Matter also supports permitting illegal aliens to vote.

Are these your values? If not, don’t support Black Lives Matter. Because, in contrast to this racist, violence-prone movement, the God of the Bible says all human beings matter, everyone has intrinsic worth, and harming innocent people or people’s property is a sin.

Documentation:
1. Black Lives Matter official platform: “Defund the police”
2. More demands of Black Lives Matter: slave reparations, unlimited abortions, and “sexual self-determination” (see fourth to last paragraph)
3. Black Lives Matter Leader: ‘Defund Police’
4. Celebrities push to ‘defund police’
5. FBI in 2017: “‘Black identity extremists’ [Black Lives Matter] very likely … will inspire premeditated attacks against law enforcement”
6. David Harris, Jr. exposes the dangerous agenda of “Black Lives Matter”
7. Tucker Carlson: Who were the 10 “unarmed African Americans” that cops killed in 2019?

Is there an “epidemic” of police killing unarmed blacks? Are innocent blacks being “hunted” by cops?

That’s the claim of “Black Lives Matter.” But what are the facts?

On June 3, Fox News host Tucker Carlson powerfully laid out the indisputable data showing that, in 2019 in the United States, police killed 10 unarmed blacks and 19 unarmed whites.

Let’s do the math. There were 1,004 people killed by police in the U.S. in 2019. Of these, 802 killings by police noted the race of the police officer and of the person shot dead. Of these 802 killings of suspects, 371 were white and 236 were black, and the vast majority of those shot dead were armed themselves. Black suspects were more likely to have deadly weapon than white suspects, yet more white suspects were killed.

Here’s detail of the 10 total cases in 2019 where unarmed blacks were shot and killed by police:

  1. attacked, choked, and used a taser gun on a cop
  2. physically fought with trooper in woods
  3. physically attacked female police officer
  4. backed car into officer, catching him in door
  5. drove car high-speed at officer
  6. physically attacked police officer
  7. a black woman at home was holding a gun. The officer who shot her has been charged with murder
  8. physically fighting with black cop
  9. claimed to have gun and threatened to kill cops
  10. after killing a suspect, a gun was found in the dead man’s vehicle. The officer has been charged with aggravated manslaughter

This means, of the 10 unarmed black Americans killed by police in 2019, half of their deaths were provoked by the suspect physically attacking the officer just before the shooting occurred. One shooting was allegedly an accident. In the remaining four cases, in two of them the officer was criminally charged.

This is an extremely small number in a nation of 325 million. This is not genocide or anything close to it. The number of police killings of unarmed suspects is actually dropping. In 2015, unarmed suspects killed by police in the U.S. was 38 blacks and 32 whites. Overall totals have since dropped, and have fallen most dramatically for black men.

2019 was the safest year for all unarmed suspects. However, there were 48 cops murdered in 2019 according to FBI data, which is more than any unarmed suspects of all races that were killed by police. In 2018, there were 7,407 blacks murdered nationwide. For every unarmed black person shot in the U.S. by police, more than 700 blacks were shot to death by someone else, usually by someone they knew. No, blacks are not being “hunted down” and killed by racist police.

To put things in perspective, FBI statistics revealed, “In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer. Black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the population.”

Also noting the drop in police shootings of unarmed suspects was the Washington Post, which, on May 7, 2018, reported, “The number of deadly police shootings of unarmed people has generally declined since 2015…”

Stop and think about it. When someone pulls a gun or a knife on a cop or physically attacks, the police officer has the right of self-defense. What do you say about a cop being 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black being killed by a cop? Perhaps it’s time for police to march and protest that “Blue Lives Matter.”

Worst of all, the “Black Lives Matter” protests and riots in late May and early June have resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen people, and the serious injuries of many others, including cops and small business owners. Why would any reasonable person support a group that causes innocent people to perish?

“What’s gone wrong with black America? Why are they so dependent on white America, on the government, that all they can think of themselves as victims? Which then, of course, deflates them as human beings, undermines
their best energies, their best intentions. So after 50-60 years now past the Civil Rights bill, we’re worse off in many socio-economic categories than we were 60 years ago … Our families have fallen to pieces. Seventy-five percent of all black children are born out of wedlock, without a father. I don’t care how many social programs you have. You’re not going to overcome that … we as black Americans have to begin to take our fate back into our own hands, and stop crying racism.”

Shelby Steele, senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Fox News interview, June 5, 2020


How to enjoy homeschooling (instead of it driving you crazy)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 3:24 pm | Randy Thomasson

When schools closed and sent children home for months, most parents’ expectations were shattered and their daily lives turned upside down.

Yet if you’ve also been sent home from your job, you have a tremendous opportunity to make homeschooling wonderful for your children and your entire family. The keys are love and faith and adjusting your expectations. When you grasp the awesome virtues of homeschooling, you’ll appreciate how it can empower your kids’ minds, souls, and lives.

SaveCalifornia.com has found 3 excellent messages to encourage you and your friends. These wise teachers can help you to actually enjoy homeschooling!

1. We really like The Home School Mom, who recommends, in light of the virus scare closing schools and sending children home,“Have grace with yourself and your kids—this is unprecedented in modern history, and it’s hard on everyone. Keeping expectations realistic will help you to prevent feelings of frustration and failure. We are seeing lots of parents asking about how to homeschool or help their children learn at home. These resources can help with scheduling, keeping kids engaged, and staying sane during social distancing. Be sure to check out our complete household planner and unit study downloads!”

2. And don’t miss Love & Logic, which has such practical wisdom for parents with children at home right now:“…the more routines the class has, the fewer discipline problems they will have to deal with. Kids feel safer, calmer and are more focused, and as a result there is more time spent on learning and less time spent dealing with problems.Do yourself a favor during these trying times. Establish and maintain routines for the home.”
Read the full article of master teacher Jim Fay of Love & Logic

3. Most importantly, this is your big opportunity to touch your children’s hearts. Here’s profound insight from parenting expert and pediatrician Meg Meeker

Consider this: the time you are spending at home with your child is an opportunity to positively influence their development.⁣

Research has proven spending consistent time with parents is crucial to a child’s developing identity. Here’s why.⁣

When a child is young, she scours her mother and father’s faces for clues about life and herself. ⁣

She reads their body language, their mannerisms, their inflections, and she listens to their tone of voice in order to find out some very important things. ⁣


She needs to know what they believe about her.⁣

Even as young as a year old, your child watches you to see if you are in a good mood or a bad mood. If you are in a good mood, he can go play because life is good.⁣

If you are angry or upset, he is rattled and can’t settle easily. ⁣


As he grows older, he watches you more fervently.⁣ He wonders, Do you like being with him? Do you think that he is stupid or smart? Is he good? Does he matter? Do you like to hug and kiss him?

When he receives answers, then he begins to form a mental image of himself: he is a good, smart boy who is huggable, or he is a nuisance and is never worth being seen because no one pays attention.

⁣Children shape an image of themselves by the messages we send them and then they internalize those messages. They become part of who they are.

Over time, if they repeatedly learn that we are happy to see them, they feel higher value.⁣

If we ignore them and talk on our phones whenever they are in the room, they wonder whether or not they are worth being with. ⁣

In addition, children mimic our behaviors to see if they like them. If snarling makes people pay attention, they will try it. ⁣

If saying “I’m sorry” makes Mom feel better, then the kids, too, will try it.⁣

⁣My challenge for all of you is to make your children feel seen and loved during this tough time.⁣

Visit SaveCalifornia.com’s Rescue Your Child site

“These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind, and you must teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, as you lie down, and as you get up.”
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 and other Bible verses about raising children

Why ‘tucking in’ your children is a good thing

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:01 am | Randy Thomasson


Deep down, children desire affection and security. Here’s a simple way to provide just that.

Not mature and not adult, children have many fears that they can’t identify, but which they can certainly, even unconsciously, feel as real.

That’s why tucking in your children to bed, and showing them some healthy parental affection, provides a sense of security, love, and bonding that pays big benefits.

It’s a fact that a child who receives identity, value, and security from parents is much less likely to drift into false identities, false significance, and false security elsewhere.

And a child who knows that he or she is loved is much less likely to look for “love” in wrong places, or to become cold and heartless themselves.

So invest in your young sons and daughters. Tuck them in at night. Give them some warm, healthy affection. And step out in faith and pray to Creator God with them. Because knowing that you and God love them can make all the difference inside.

I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me. (Psalm 3:5)
7 Bible Verses to Help You Sleep