Archive for March, 2013

When a Nation Becomes Obsolete

Friday, March 15th, 2013

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A few days ago, a person who is a highly respected professional shared a series of blogs with me. The title of the first article, “With no more cotton to pick, what will America do with 40 million black people?” resonated in my being, again. Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics asks virtually the same question in his best selling documentary Maafa 21. I found this observation chilling in Maafa 21, and just as disturbing by this new release of information in the blog series.

The article starts out by saying that “America is now getting out of the Black people business.” Well, in the African American community, we have known this little secret piece of news for years. Once slavery was over, our people became a burden rather than the high premium free labor we had been during slavery days.

The African American community is a nation within the nation called America. Often, we are still treated as second class citizens. Of course, in Christ we can ultimately agree that there is one human race, and all human beings, born and unborn are created equal, and endowed by our Creator, God, with certain inalienable rights.

In my own testimony as an African American woman, I experienced racial targeting by the abortion industry. I talk about it in my book, How Can The Dream Survive If We Murder The Children? (Also available from your local book retailer)

While we are waiting for America and indeed the world to get this memo, perhaps you will find some of the information in these pages of interest.

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More On The Girl Scouts – A Follow-Up

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

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Girl-Scouts-300x256This article was sent to me by another pro-lifer. It has a lot of good information that again gives me reason for caution when dealing with the Girls Scouts. As Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The abortion industry is welcome in the Girl Scouts organization and even though they should know better, the Girl Scouts are allowing the abortion/contraceptives industry’s ugly and intrusive presence. In their own words, the Girl Scouts “Does not take a position” on sexuality, birth control, or abortion. By not taking a position, they are allowing others to define their agendas. Parents should rise up and demand that so called friends of our daughters stop pretending to help girls while they are destroying them.

Article by Mary Hasson
March 11, 2013

The Girl Scouts’ Law insists that Girl Scouts be “responsible for what I say and do.” When it comes to abortion, however, the Girl Scouts USA “says” the magic words that keep pro-life members in the fold (i.e. that Girl Scouts “does not take a position” on sexuality, birth control, or abortion).

What they “do” behind the scenes is another story.

GSUSA’s hefty brand power—and funding—continue to fuel the pro-abortion advocacy of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (“WAGGGS”). And the Girl Scouts have refused once again to take responsibility for that.

I recently exchanged emails with two Girl Scouts USA spokespersons, Joshua Ackley and Michelle Tompkins, asking them to clarify the Girl Scouts’ “no position” stance in light of WAGGGS’ leadership on the pro-abortion Bali Global Youth Forum Declaration (December, 2012). Their responses highlight GSUSA’s corporate unwillingness to take any actions to distance themselves from WAGGGS’ global advocacy for youth “sexual rights” and abortion—even though WAGGGS claims to speak for all its members, including GSUSA.

First, realize how radical the Bali Youth Declaration really is: it asserts “sexual rights” for youth (including 10 year-olds) on nearly every page and demands, over a dozen times, youth access to “abortion” or “reproductive rights” and services. It marginalizes families—decrying parental consent and “age of consent” restrictions in sexual and reproductive matters—and casts religious objections to LBGT lifestyles as “religious intolerance.” Not surprisingly, the pro-abortionchorus embraces the Declaration.

There’s more to know about the Bali Declaration, but what’s most relevant here are the architects behind its design.

The Declaration reflects the handiwork of the Global Youth Forum’s International Steering Committee, a group stacked with abortion providers and abortion-advocacy groups, such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the Youth Coalition.

Who else’s fingerprints are all over the Declaration? WAGGGS.

WAGGGS was heavily invested in formulating the Declaration. Its leaders,including WAGGGS’ Senior Advocacy Coordinator, not only served on the Forum’s Steering Committee, but also worked for six months on the Taskforcesthat shaped the conference agenda, the resulting Declaration, and follow-up activities. At the Bali summit, WAGGGS representatives facilitated breakout sessions and presented youth “recommendations” to the plenary sessions. Now WAGGGS promotes the Declaration and advocates for its implementation.

So that leaves the Girl Scouts with a problem.

In light of their officially neutral position on abortion, it should have been a no-brainer for the Girl Scouts to repudiate the radical, pro-abortion Bali Declaration. Or at least to clarify that WAGGGS’ does not speak for GSUSA when it advocates on sexual and reproductive matters, including the Bali Declaration.

GSUSA refused to do either.

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Before You Buy Girl Scout Cookies . . .

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

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We continue to receive reports that the Girl Scouts continue to support pro-abortion advocacy groups and continue to teach our young girls promiscuity.

You hate to think that it could be so; I know I do. Everyone loves their cookies, even if you don’t buy them because of weight issues, most everyone has tried them at one point or another. And although their cookies are good, the agenda of the Girl Scouts, at least at the National and International levels, is not good.

It’s my understanding that each Girl Scouts Council gets to decide what they will do and what they will teach our girls. However, they don’t get to decide where that money from the sale of the cookies will go.

In fact, of the $3.50 (cost of a box of cookies), the local troop only gets .59. The rest goes to other expenses and $1.89 goes to the Council to do with/partner with whoever they please.

So before you purchase a box of cookies from a local Girl Scouts troop, find out what they teach their scouts and what the Council does with their portion of the money.

Better yet, get involved with your local Girl Scouts Troop and start making a change from the inside.

There are a few former Girl Scouts that are sounding the siren. They are working to bring the truth out about the Girl Scouts. You can visit their sites at GirlScoutsWhyNot.com and speaknowgirlscouts.com.

Our girls deserve to be looked out for. It is every parent’s responsibility to protect their children and to raise them with good morals and to protect them from predators like Planned Parenthood.

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After First Amendment Victory, Priests for Life Youth Leader to Return to Ohio College

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

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Priests for Life Youth Outreach Director Bryan Kemper, who was banned from holding a pro-life sign during a peaceful protest rally at Sinclair Community College last year, will return to the Dayton, Ohio school tomorrow, after the college agreed to uphold its students’ First Amendment rights.

In June 2012, during a Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally – one of more than 100 simultaneous rallies that Priests for Life helped organize across the country – Kemper was among those who were told by Dayton police that they could not hold up signs describing their opposition to government-mandated free contraception.

The Thomas More Society filed a federal lawsuit against the college on behalf of Kemper and two students. As a result of the suit, the college agreed in January to revise its campus access policy, which now stipulates that “any group may use, without prior notification, any publicly accessible outdoor area” (with some exceptions) for the purposes of speaking, non-verbal expressive conduct, the distribution of literature, displaying signage, and circulating petitions.”

Go to www.priestsforlife.org/deddens-v-warren.pdf to read the full settlement agreement.

Tomorrow, at the invitation of the school’s Traditional Values Club, Kemper will address students in the school library, from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

“This case has implications for the whole country, especially those of us who express opinions that aren’t politically correct in our current climate,” said Kemper, the founder of Stand True Prolife Outreach. “But it was also important to me, personally, because my son Jaemison, who was 7 at the time, was with me, and I wanted him to see that we can fight against injustice, and we can win.”

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, commented: “Free speech is protected precisely because it can make people so angry that they will try to shut up the speaker. This case shows that the protection still works, and we need to use it!”

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Loving the Unwanted

Monday, March 11th, 2013

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God_order_my_stepsFor the past few days, I have been restless, often waking from dreaming with the burdens of the aborted unborn and the victims of sex selection abortions and sex trafficking on my heart. Then seemingly out of nowhere, I felt, not heard a whisper in my spirit: “Alveda, let God order your steps.”

“The steps of the godly are directed by the LORD. He delights in every detail of their lives.” Psalms 37:23 (NLT)

I allowed myself time to fully wake up and then I asked myself: “Self, are you allowing God to order your steps?” The answer surprised me. I realized that while sometimes I do allow God to order my steps, this isn’t always the case. I realized too that God wanted me to actually love those whose cause I’ve been championing, really love them.

Oh, I have loved the concept of the victims of sex trafficking and those who die by abortion. I often shed a tear when I remember my beloved aborted and miscarried children, Phillip, Jessica and Raphael (named by my son for his favorite Ninja Turtle many years ago.) You can read about my testimony online at How Can the Dream Survive if We Murder the Children.

Yet, I had to take a moment to reflect on how deep my love goes. Oh, I give my money and my energy in fighting in the Pro-Life and Pro-Natural Family Movement. People even admire me for being what some call a “champion for the unborn.” I am grateful for their encouragement, and yet, I believe that God wants something more from me. He wants me to give Him all of my love. Only then can I truly say that I am loving the unwanted.

Have you ever felt unwanted, or known someone who is unwanted? Depending on our answer, this is where we must start to reorder our lives and our steps and learn to love the unwanted God’s way. There is one category of those who seem to be unwanted that we can start to love today; the victims of sex trafficking.

One hundred fifty years ago, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring that slaves held in Confederate territory were free men and women. One hundred fifty years later, children in every part of the country still face the degradation and hopelessness of the practice President Lincoln sought to end.

Some may not know it, but sex trafficking is as old as time. We can find accounts across history, even in the Bible. Today, it’s called human trafficking, but the crime is essentially the same – treating people like property.

Ezekiel 28:5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches.

By interpretation, the Bible is speaking of man’s inhumanity to man. It’s not just criminals, though, who engage in man’s ongoing inhumanity to man.

For the last 40 years and even earlier in some states, many of our judges and lawmakers have treated people like property. They’ve held babies in the womb to be like chattel, possessions to be discarded or destroyed, with their mothers cast as owners.

These officials, along with the abortion industry itself, feign ignorance of the unborn child’s humanity. They blind themselves to the horror of what they allow and what they do in order to enhance their power and increase their riches.

Those who enslave our teenagers and pre-teens today make no such pretenses. They can’t because the children they exploit are plainly visible – visible, that is, until they disappear into a world where, just as hundreds and thousands of years ago, human flesh is a commodity and hope is something to be crushed.

AloneBut just like those who earn their livelihoods by mutilating unborn babies, human traffickers ply their trade for money, lots of money. Whether it’s selling girls and boys into sex slavery, sweat shops, or renegade armies, they profit financially from their iniquity.

Meanwhile, many of us look away.

The whole concept of human trafficking, like abortion, is so terrible and depressing that most of us just don’t want to think about it. It’s easy to avoid the subject because, like abortion, its victims are for the most part unseen. But it’s these little ones whom we must consider.

The Book of James tells us that we are to visit orphans and widows in their distress. This is because those who are alone are the most vulnerable. The fatherless, not unlike the rest of us, desperately need Christ’s love and our love. Yet, it’s this need that oppressors are all too often more willing and eager to recognize. It’s this need that oppressors seek to exploit.

We must step in first, or more accurately, we must actually allow God to direct our steps as we step in.

As one who wears three vocational hats: Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and Founder of King for America, I have been fighting not just abortion, but also human trafficking for decades. Taking on the battle against human trafficking, obviously, means helping to free those who have been entrapped, enticed, or kidnapped into worlds few of us can even imagine. It also means going after the perpetrators of this evil.

I’ve learned, though, that there’s a key component that’s equally important. Stopping human traffickers is not just a reactive effort, it’s also proactive. It involves loving those who are at risk. It starts with our own attitudes and practices.

Worldwide there are an estimated 27 million people being held captive in modern day slavery. Before they were enslaved, these victims were literally or figuratively orphans. Perhaps their parents died or went to prison. Maybe they ran away from abuse. They might have even been kidnapped or sold into bondage by a drug addicted parent. Whatever the case, they likely felt alone, desperate for a way to survive in a world where it seemed that no one acknowledged their existence.

Many were unwanted by those who were supposed to love them, but profitible to those who were without love. Others were just torn away from the sanctuary of home.

I Corinthians 13:8 – Love never fails.

We can’t stop all evil in this fallen world, but we can fight it in our own neck of the woods with love. Love never ends. Love can save lives.

Love declares that there is no such thing as an unwanted child.

The child deemed unwanted is more likely to be killed in the womb by those who want to profit from his death or lured into a life of slavery by those who want to profit from her body. Being unwanted means that someone is more concerned with himself than with his child; it results in being dehumanized.

All too often, the soulful default mode is selfishness. It’s natural. It’s human. But it must be overcome if we are to spare our children and our society from the evils of human trafficking and abortion. And the one sure way to overcome it is with the love of the Overcomer, our Lord.

With love, children are adopted, not aborted. With love, children are cherished, not abused. With love, there is less room for the oppressor because his hunting grounds are smaller.

There is much to be done to set the captives of human trafficking free. But we can act to prevent more children from being ensnared. We don’t have to wait for someone to pass a law or start a movement, although there are efforts to join.

We simply need to see no child as unwanted. We need to focus on others, rather than ourselves, and be open to visiting orphans – that is, be open to wanting the “unwanted,” helping the child in need. And it can start with just one. One life loved can make all the difference.

After all, One life changed all the world.

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Thank God Crystal Kelley Chose Life, But Can We Talk?

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Crystal Kelley

“Choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” – Deutoronomy 30:19

In VitroCrystal Kelley was a surrogate mother for a couple who wanted to have another child, their fourth. She entered into a contract to carry the couple’s baby for $22,000. When it was discovered that there were medical problems with the pregnancy, the parents offered Crystal $10,000 to terminate the pregnancy (have an abortion).

The temptation of lots of money to a single mother almost caused Crystal to make a deadly decision for the baby. When the parents refused her counteroffer of $15,000, Crystal was relieved as she knew she could not abort the baby growing inside her in opposition to the insistence of the parents.

As reported by CNN, “They said they didn’t want to bring a baby into the world only for that child to suffer,” Kelley said. “They said I should try to be God-like and have mercy on the child and let her go. I told them it wasn’t their decision to play God.”

First of all, let’s be very clear on this point. Being “God-like” would not mean killing a baby. If that is what God would do He would not have sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to suffer and die on the cross for our sins in order that we may be saved. Likewise, we are called to join our suffering with Christ’s for the salvation of souls, not eliminating the suffering by killing each other.

Crystal was right to say that it wasn’t the parents’ decision to play God. Life is for God to create and to take and no one else’s.

But the real problem in this surrogacy debate begins before the contract is signed. Like the abortion debate, although the choice whether to choose life or death is vital, the real problem begins before the pregnancy.

Both examples above involve seeking our own wills and not God’s will. If we as a people would choose to follow God’s design we would make different choices.

When we begin to “play God” we get ourselves into a whole lot of trouble as is evident in our culture today. We believe we know what is better for us than God does. The problem is that God acts out of agape love while we act out of selfishness.

God’s designs is that life would enter the world through conjugal love. Conjugal love has two components; procreative and unitive. To go against either is to go against God’s design.

We go against God’s design for procreative conjugal love when we choose to use contraception. Instead of following God’s design for love and marriage, abstaining from sex until we get married and then being responsible through natural family planning, we follow our desires and self-gratification and engage in sex, sometimes casually, sometimes with multiple partners, all the while contracepting in order to avoid the natural consequences of our action. And when the contraceptives fail, as is often the case, we further complicate the situation by killing the life which God created, again turning away from God’s will. That life that we are now trying to abort was not created accidentally by God but is a part of God’s design. But we know better, don’t we?

With surrogacy we want to have a child so bad that is our own that we go to any measure to make that happen. But are we thinking about ourselves or are we thinking about the baby. In the perfect surrogacy situation, the parents each contribute their 23 chromosomes and they are implanted into the surrogate and with any luck, God will permit life to be created. This leaves out the unitive aspect of conjugal love. Additionally, I can think of a host of problems that could arise from the whole process, like the surrogate falling in love with the baby she feels kicking and moving in her womb; like the parents having marital problems and divorcing while the surrogate is still pregnant; like the surrogate becoming greedy and demanding more money to continue the pregnancy; and so on.

Whether you think abortion is right or wrong; whether you think surrogacy is right or wrong, I believe we all are, as a whole, good honest people trying to live our lives the best we can; the best we know how. In doing so, sometimes our compassion is misplaced. Like the parents of the baby in the surrogate story, I believe they really wanted to be compassionate to their baby girl whom “they didn’t want to bring . . . into the world only for that child to suffer.”

Life is difficult and we have many difficult decisions to make throughout our lifetime. Thank God He left us a manual to follow when we don’t know what to do. Really, say, “Thank you God for giving us your Word, the Bible.” Through the Bible we can do the right thing even when our emotions are telling us to do something different.

I applaud Crystal Kelley for defending the life within her womb. It took courage to stand up for that life and trust that she would find adoptive parents willing to care for a medically fragile baby.

I also applaud all the other pro-life warriors who don’t make the headlines but are out there just the same on the frontlines fighting for unborn babies, some medically fragile, some not.

And I thank God for the Bible which gives me the courage to speak up for those that cannot speak for themselves.

When will humans ever learn? Movies like Gattaca cleverly depict the fallacies of gene pooling.

To God be the glory!

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Father Pavone Applauds Arkansas Legislature

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

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Date: March 7, 2013

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STATEN ISLAND, NY – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today following the enactment of a ban on abortions past 12 weeks in Arkansas.

“The Arkansas Legislature has done the right thing. Governors aren’t governing their people if they aren’t protecting them. One of the most striking and effective statements over the years by the pro-life movement has been ‘Abortion stops a beating heart.’ It’s still true, and it’s about time the law starts catching up with that fact.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Obey and Serve God!

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

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On New Year’s Eve, my pastor and mentor Allen had this word for us: “Obey and serve God in 2013 and prosper and be blessed.”

If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. (Job 36:11 KJV)

Serving God and His people also means loving His people. Obeying God means keeping His commandments. Jesus said, “if you love me keep my commandments.”

My friend Day Gardner just wrote this to me.

Day Gardner“Good Morning, dear sister!

1 Kings 18. – interesting that in Ahab’s evil government — there stood Obadiah.

I found myself chuckling a bit when Obadiah was speaking to Elijah.

Elijah said to Obadiah “Go tell Ahab I am here”. Obadiah said wait a minute…you want me to tell that crazy, crazy man–that wants you dead by the way– with the really crazy and evil wife, Jezebel– that you are here? …and if I do tell Ahab — and they find that you left—they will kill ME!

Then he says…hey, by the way does God know that I helped save the lives of 100 Holy men…by hiding them and feeding them?

And with Elijah’s promise–Obadiah is obedient and does what he is told to do.

I love GOD’s Word!

Lesson learned: Even in the most evil government GOD has planted people of faith to do HIS bidding. I am praying this morning for those people in Obama’s evil administration and other areas of government who are in believers in JESUS–working to save lives and souls. I am praying that they may be sustained by faith and encouraged in prayer to stand and continue to fight the good fight.

Praise GOD!

Together, in CHRIST,
Day”

For abundant life which includes abortion free living, Holy 1Man+1Woman Matrimony, and Agape Love?

Friends, are we ready to trust God and obey?

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God’s Rejoining, Restoring, Rebuilding, Reviving Grace

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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Benny Hinn Remarried“But ‘God made them male and female’ from the beginning of creation. ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.” (Mark 10:6-9 NLT)

Friends, I am absolutely overjoyed by the Benny and Suzanne Hinn remarriage. Dry bones can live. Restoration of Holy Matrimony will blossom. Godly relationships among families too! Oh the Blood of Jesus. Power of Holy Ghost. Praise be to GOD. Thank you JESUS!

It’s not just about the marriage of the famous celebrities, Benny and Suzanne Hinn. We rejoice because God is healing marriage. Let us pray for all natural godly marriages between one man and one woman.

Natural marriage between one man and one woman is a sacred institution ordered by God as the means of fulfilling God’s command to be fruitful and multiply. Any other definition of marriage goes against God’s design.

Let’s pray that the remarriage of Benny and Suzanne Hinn will, as evangelist Reinhard Bonnke said, heal and restore millions of broken marriages.

Please take a moment to read about this blessing.

Evangelist Benny Hinn and his ex-wife Suzanne were remarried on Sunday after being divorced since 2011.

The Hinns’ divorce was widely reported and represented the latest of several high-profile Christian leaders who have recently divorced. Pastor Jack Hayford, Suzanne’s father Roy Harthern and evangelist Reinhard Bonnke repeatedly referred to the significance of the Hinns’ remarriage, calling it miraculous.

“This is too wonderful,” Bonnke told the crowd, noting that this miracle of remarriage was even greater than the miracle of any marriage. “I see a river of the balm of Gilead flowing to millions of broken marriages.” He said he believes those marriages will be restored as a result.

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Red Carpet Blues: Prayers for Quvenzhané Wallis

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Quvenzhane-Wallis-at-Oscars-red-carpetNow that the red carpet is back in storage and we know who was best dressed and worst dressed, who won Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress. Best Director and so on, let’s discuss a more serious matter.

Young 9 year-old Quvenzhané Wallis was a big splash in her Armani dress looking so elegant and sophisticated but still holding on to her youth as she sported a puppy shaped purse.

But not everyone at the Oscars was as impressesed with the way Wallis carried herself. As Sabrina James wrote in her article, “The popular satire site The Onion tweeted the following to its more than 4 million followers during the show last night: “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c___, right?” Totally inappropriate to say the least and definitely uncalled for.

I frequently speak of loving our neighbors (everyone is our neighbor) and expressing agape love for each other. The Onion certainly didn’t show young Miss Wallace any love.

Words can have a way of leaving deep scars and nobody should be subjected to such treatment, especially young children.

Although The Onion issued an apology the next day, the damage was already done.

Please join me in saying a prayer for Quvenzhané Wallis that she will forgive the thoughtlessness of The Onion and she will take the higher road. Pray for those over at The Onion and indeed everyone in the media, that a spirit of kindness mingled with truth will arise in our reporting.

We need to treat each other better if we are to live in a civilized society. With the genocide of the Black community, the gendercide of girls, sex-trafficking, and the willingness to kill our elderly, we are rapidly becoming an uncivilized society.

We need to turn back to God; we need to repent of our sins; we need to have a revival. Then, and only then, will God hear our cry and save our land. The other option is to continue down the same path towards destruction.

I know what path I am going to follow. Have you made your choice?

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