By Bryan Fischer
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Environmentalists and the federal government continue to value animal life more than they do human life.
This is a fundamental moral and public policy issue in America, since the Judeo-Christian tradition on which this nation was founded could not be clearer: human life is of infinite and eternal worth, animal life is not. Only man, according to Scripture, has been created in the image of God.
Animals are created beings, as well, of course, and while they possess a soul they do not possess a spirit. The gap between even the highest orders of the animal kingdom in the realms of spirituality, morality, intelligence and communication is vast and unbridgeable. Animals have been put here by God to serve man, not the other way round. You could look it up.
I’ve often said that, because of the infinitely greater value of human life, we should shoot grizzly bears on sight. They are savage, powerful, relentless and untameable man-eaters.
But the benighted denizens of the environmental movement apparently think that humans have some kind of moral obligation to serve as grizzly tartar.
Here is the latest insanity. I mean, this is just lunacy on growth hormones:
The federales want to send a northern Idaho man to prison for up to a year and fine him up to $50,000 for shooting a grizzly on his own property, a grizzly that was threatening to kill his own children. I arf you not.
This is just plain nuts, and so far beyond the pale that perhaps it can serve as part of the wake-up call that America needs to remind us all that we need to get back to the moral principles on which this nation was founded and dump all this environmental rubbish in the nearest landfill.
Since the value system found in the Judeo-Christian tradition is rooted in God, reality and common sense, rejecting its abiding standards will quickly lead us into a swamp of irrationality, bizarre thinking and outright insanity.
Jeremy Hill, 33, has six children under the age of 14 (the youngest is 10 months) who live with him on a 20-acre piece of property near the Canadian border.
On May 8, five of his children were at home when a mother grizzly with two cubs came on to his property. Some of his children, realize, were playing outside when this all happened. It cannot be emphasized enough: this happened on his own private property and his own children were in imminent danger of being killed by these conscienceless marauders.
The bears started by chowing down on some pigs that the kids had been raising. So Mr. Hill shot one of the bears - after it had attacked his pigs - in order to stop the bears from making hash out of his own children. The other two bears ran off and his family was spared.
In other words, this man did exactly what God instructs fathers to do: he used his masculine strength to protect his children. And for acting as a man should, his own government wants to lock him up.
He has been charged with a criminal violation of the Endangered Species Act, which apparently does not apply to endangered humans. Animals can endanger and even eat humans all they want, and fathers are apparently supposed to stand around and watch even if the humans who are serving as bear chowder happen to be his own children.
The truth here is that it is the federal government that is in violation of the law, the Law of Nature and Nature’s God, which spells out that a father has not only a right but a duty to protect his family from harm.
Boundary County commissioners get it, saying on Monday that Hill had “not only the right, but the obligation to protect his children and his family.”
If anyone gets locked up here, it ought to be the morally misguided federal prosecutors who want to throw a man in prison for doing his job as a father.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)