Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Great Rights Illusion Part Two

   I apologize for the delay in getting this post up.
   Read Part One here.

   Where do rights come from?

   We have established that rights are permanent gifts given to everyone equally at their creation, unable to be transferred, denied, sold, or taken. But who gives us these rights?
   We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights....  (emphasis added)
   Rights are given to men by the Creator, God Almighty. This very fact has the potential to change lives. But why?
   I'm sure you've heard of civil rights, political rights, legal rights, and those such things. Well, those things as we know them don't actually exist. See, according to the definitions of these words, their existence often hinges on the government. Many people, government officials especially, talk about "giving" or "taking away" our civil rights. But, as we have seen, rights come, not from government, but from God. No government can give rights or take them away. They cannot deny us our rights or transfer them to another. What does this mean?
   One of the hottest topics in today's culture is the government "taking away" our right to keep and bear arms. Putting aside for a moment all the debates over whether that is a right and what "keep and bear arms" actually means, let's examine this debate in the light of our new knowledge.
   The government does not give us our rights and cannot take them away. No one can take them away. This means that even should a government declare it illegal to ever own a weapon, every man still has an absolute right to keep and bear arms, and even should the government send troops to take those weapons away, men have every right to stand up and fight them. In fact, that was how our country was founded (look up the battles at Lexington and Concord in 1775 and learn more about them).
   Freedom of speech is one of the most hated rights by governments. Almost no other right has been the center of more attacks and laws. However, since our rights come from our Creator and not our government, we always have and always will have the right to speak our minds. Even should they arrest us, put us in jail, or kill us for exercising our right, our right it will remain. No government can tell you to shut up.
   Clearly, this is radical, even dangerous thinking. Yes, there is a reason the American Declaration of Independence has been banned in many countries all over the world. But if we can break through the Great Rights Illusion, we can become so much more than what we are now. If we embrace what we've been given by God and refuse to let anyone lie to us about it, we will do what Americans have done since the beginning of our country, what we are known for.
   We will change the world.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Worth of a King Cover Reveal

   Hello, weary adventurers! You are one of the lucky few, the brave persons that have followed through to gaze upon this wondrous sight. Be prepared. It will not be easy. It has been said to burn the souls of the unready. Steel your hearts and prepare to gaze upon The Cover of The Worth of a King.




   What, you didn't think it would be this easy, did you? You must earn the honor of resting your eyes upon this natural man-made wonder, only bestowed upon the most persevering and hard-working. First you must suffer through the evil book description!

   Princess Obsidia’s father was killed the night she was born. Since there was no male heir, the crown went to the man who killed him, by Dialcian law. This never bothered her, growing up, and when it comes time for Obsidia to choose her husband, she chooses Prince Delaney, the son of that man, with little hesitation. Only then does her life start crumbling around her.
   Adrian expected to live a normal life, taking his father’s place at the print shop when his father retired. But, on his eighteenth birthday, when the princess’ engagement is announced, his world is ripped out from under him when he learns that his life was a ruse, and he is the twin brother to the princess – and expected to take back his father’s throne.
   Delaney knows that his country is hovering on the brink of war – and that his father may harbor murderous intentions towards his intended bride due to her Zovordian blood. He wants nothing more than to protect Obsidia and his people, but as merely prince, he has little power against his father.
   The ancient war between the Dragons and the Immortal King and Queen is nearing its climax, and the three are already caught in it.

   The nefarious book release date!

August 27th

   And the diabolical author description, more evil than the author herself!

Kendra E. Ardnek loves fairytales and twisting them in new and exciting ways. She's been or acting them on her dozen plus cousins and siblings for years. "Finish your story, Kendra," is frequently heard at family gatherings. Her sole life goal has always been to grow up and be an author of fantasy and children's tales that glorify God and His Word.

Find her online at: Website || Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter || Amazon

   You must brave the perils of The Opening Chapter...

   Wend your way through the treacherous Snippet...

True,” said Jerolin, shrugging. “It shall be good to finally see the place of our birth. To finally see if it’s really as grand as mother’s stories.”
“Indeed,” Christa muttered. “A single building that could hold our entire village thrice over, rooms the size of houses, women wearing jewels worth more money than men in the village might see in two lifetimes … it all sounds too much to be true.”
“You’ll be able to judge for yourself, soon enough,” said Jerolin. “The size, I can believe, but how can rocks be worth that much money? Who would possibly buy them?”
“People who gain their wealth through taxes instead of honest labor,” Adrian put in. “And the people who wish to impress them.”
Such was the world that he’d been born into, the world he might have and even should have grown up in. Adrian shuddered.

   Suffer the sight of the hideous Pinterest Pin...
Eye color was an important decision that Jack and I had to make regarding Adrian and Obsidia. We finally settled on hazel green as I had too many characters with brown eyes, and she had too many with green. Or, at least, I THINK that's how the conversation went. It's been a few years. Via Pinterest

   And slay the terrible guardian dragon named Add the Book on Goodreads!

   Congratulations, adventurer.
   You have now successfully won your way through the twisty canyons of Cover Reveal and now have been deemed worthy to gaze upon the Revealed Cover in all its glory. Do not rush this moment. It will be all the more worth it for the waiting.
   Now prepare yourselves...do not get excited...it is just around the corner...

   You have been truly blessed. I hope this experience changes your life. Perhaps you desire to gaze upon this sight again. Alas, the ancient laws prevent a traveler from journeying the same path more than once. But do not fear! Many other avenues lead to this glorious sight. None of them are easy, but they are all very worth it. I regret that I cannot do more than guide you to the starting points of these paths. Good luck, adventurer, and brave journeying!

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