That's very true. I've heard people that think they could hide in a basement while a major city was nuked, and then come out and go about life as usual afterward. Very uninformed thinking! Many also only consider the immediate effects of a nuclear strike. To them, if they are not in the blast zone, they are safe and well. They fail to consider nuclear fallout and the long term ramifications of a nuclear strike over a large area, far outside the initial blast area.
Hispanics already vote mostly for liberal Dems. President Bush the Second received the highest percentage of Hispanic voters of any Repub presidential candidate but that was still under half. Since then, a much lower percentage of Hispanics have voted Repub. Some Hispanics come to America to work and become Americans. A far larger percentage come to America to take advantage of our liberal welfare system. The impact of high Hispanic immigration has been a major drain upon resources in many areas. The fact is, not country, not even America, can take in huge numbers of immigrants year after year and maintain itself. Eventually the high influx of immigrants becomes such a drain the economy and resources shrink. High immigration rates also encourage immigrants to not assimilate. Multiple millions living in a country they hold not allegiance to is a great problem and recipe for disaster. At some points America did a better job in the past with regards to regulating immigration so as for such to be beneficial to America as well as for the immigrants. For the last several decades America has not handled immigration well. This has resulted in millions illegally entering the country and being allowed to stay, on top of the high number of legal immigrants allowed in which is poorly regulated. A well regulated immigration policy takes into account the needs of America, as well as the needs immigrants have upon entering America. Opening the door to millions of uneducated immigrants who flood the welfare rolls isn't good for us or them. This is why there are so many Hispanic ghettos today, a huge and growing Hispanic gang problem, and a huge and growing number of Hispanics in many State, as well as the Federal prison system. We, as individual Christians are called to help the poor and needy; first of all our brothers/sisters in Christ, then others as we can. This doesn't mean just making a cash donation to a food pantry or soup kitchen. Prior to the last half of the 20th century Christians were the main source of aid and assistance to those in need. Christians provided hospitals, care centers, food, education, training, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, when the government decided to take over these areas many Christians let them. Today it's common to hear Christians say their taxes provide for the poor and needy so they don't need to do any more. That's not scriptural. Even in the case of Israel, they were indeed called to help the needy in their midst, which first of all applied to their brethren, then to the others in their midst. Yet even then God never commanded or advised Israel to open her borders to the poor and needy of the world and provide for them. The Lord has always put forth the principle of separation and limited acceptance of "others" in His peoples midst. There are plenty of fat, lazy Mexicans in a small city about 40 miles from here. They've taken over a neighborhood, fly Mexican flags from their porches, sit around drinking and blasting Mexican music while taking advantage of every welfare program available. At the same time, in a small town about 20 miles from here there are several Mexican families living there which are employed, good workers and are assimilating into America. There is one Mexican family in the small town I live in and they are good people, work for a living and are part of the community. God didn't direct nations to care for the poor, God called for His people in all nations to care for the poor where they are.
No doubt in a full out nuclear attack virtually everyone in America would be effected by the aftermath even if they were many miles from any actual impact. Such effects could be minimal for some, devastating for others. Either way, survival after a full nuclear strike would be a very serious matter as quick and easy food and water sources quickly dwindle. Folks would have to become hunter-gatherers in order to eat, drink and survive; or become bandits and steal from others. Praise God our Lord supplies our needs!
If we want a quick trip to heaven it is! While that would be great, I prefer the idea of surviving to help others by sharing Christ and helping them survive as best as possible. Thankfully I'm ready whenever the angels are sent to take me home.
Thankfully we aren't near any major targets for a nuclear strike so we won't be incinerated even if a nuke war erupts. However, that means we'll be left to figure out how to survive afterwards. Praise God that I can trust Him after a nuke war just as before.
A Soviet scientist successfully (sort of) transplanted a head on another body. He (they?) didn't live long and if I recall the only real signs of life in the head were they eyes finally opened, seemed to look around, and that was it. Man can search all he wants to try and achieve immortality by his own methods but such can't be. The Fall and the curse that brought upon man makes such impossible. As Hebrews 9:27 says: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Thomas Jefferson warned of this even back in his day. Jefferson warned the government would grow, grab power and use it against the States and people. Jefferson pointed out the need for revolution, of one form or another, about every 20 years in order to keep check on the government. Jefferson also warned of the dangers of America being too large a country and how that would eventually lead to tyranny. Jefferson said he hoped to see America peacefully split into three or four (perhaps more) independent nations as a means of preserving personal liberty and preventing a central government from overgrowth. Ron Paul spent years warning of these matters and standing against unconstitutional government and we see how the media and the Republican Party attacked him, denounced him, belittled him and tried to paint him as being on the lunatic fringe. The Department of Homeland Security, an unconstitutional monstrosity, is one of the greatest dangers facing the States and people. Yet this department was thought of, organized and implemented by the so-called freedom loving, small government advocates who claim to want to govern by the Constitution: Republicans. We have two main political parties in America which are both promoters of big government growing bigger.
It may seem dark at the moment, but don't lose hope. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, keep moving and you'll get there. God won't abandon you; let God be your light. It may take some time, but in the end, everything will be alright.
I actually take my new place on that Board in January. The old Board had their final meeting recently and the next meeting will seat the new members; of which I am one. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers on this.