YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER, BUT…


The old saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” seems apropos in trying to change the mind of a follower of toxic liberalism.  You cannot reason with them and when you try, they become intolerant and unreasonable.  They become the opposite of what they insist we must embrace tolerance and reason.  Figure that one out!

For the Left and some on the Right it has become, “If Trump and Conservatives are for it, I am against it.”  Evaluating the total picture, weighing the facts, the benefits, versus the negatives is not part of the equation, it is simply, “If he and they are for it, I vote NO!” 

The reality is that most Americans are suffering under the Biden administration and yet, those on the Left seem incapable of acknowledging that.  We keep ‘circling back’ to blaming Trump, the Republicans, Christians, Conservatives, White Men, Russia, or something.  When the simple math of what Biden-nomics is doing to America they remain willingly blind and if you present facts, they revert to Biden’s statement in the Iowa campaign stop, “We prefer truth over facts.”  That is beyond nonsensical for facts are truth and truth embraces the facts.  But not the liberal mind.

I have become convinced that the liberal mind is incapable of change politically.  Even when highly intelligent, factually accurate, and unbiased efforts are made to demonstrate how dreadful things are in today’s America, they remain rigid and their mind impenetrable.  The Leftist policies being enacted are counter to sound economics and are causing the loss of jobs, creating unreasonable prices for gas, oil, and energy, out-of-control inflation, and curbs on religious freedom and speech, and yet the Kool-Aid drinkers refuse to see the truth.  The water of truth is there, but they refuse to drink preferring the water from the septic tank.

I read a discussion by Keith M. Bellizzi, professor of human development and family sciences, from the University of Connecticut regarding cognitive psychology and neuroscience.  He explained that there are survival systems hard-wired in the human brain that causes stubborn adherence to wrong beliefs. 

He called it “belief perseverance.”  In that system of thought and condition even when one is presented with facts that suggest their current beliefs are in error, they feel threatened and often go on the attack.  The result is their errant beliefs become even more entrenched and they become incapable of listening to reason.  Basically, it is the old saying, “Don’t confuse me with the facts, my mind’s made up.”

The human brain is hardwired to reinforce existing opinions and beliefs, even if those cause harm to the individual or others.  For example, when one wins an argument, the body releases a rush of pleasurable hormones (dopamine and adrenaline).  If it is a high-stress or threatening situation, cortisol is released.  That release depresses the logical mind and triggers a more basic portion of the brain, which controls the fight or flight response.  The person begins to ‘see red,’ and becomes highly agitated often resulting in raised voices, clenched fists, and a willingness to become violent.  Reason exits stage left.  The horse is unwilling and incapable of drinking at the fountain of reality. 

Most humans tend to gravitate to those of ‘their tribe.’  We are more likely to believe what those of our ‘tribe’ report as truth than anyone we deem an ‘outsider’ or ‘enemy.’  The term ‘tribe’ is not a reference to ethnicity or religion but to a plethora of belief systems, such as Global Warming, abortion, and many other ideologies. 

It is a fallacious belief that people, by nature, are well-intentioned and that belief opens the door for one to hear a lie and believe it.  After, all those well-intentioned people would not distort, would they?  Sadly, the bigger the lie the more easily it is believed, too frequently. 

I have tried to reason with unreasonable people, and it is like dealing with a drunk. So long as the influence of the intoxicating substance is present, the drunk is unreasonable even when he/she is seemingly docile, compliant, and manageable.  They are incoherent and incapable of cognitive rationalization. 

I have tried some suggested approaches and frequently found them to be inadequate.  We can attempt to identify our commonality if it exists.  We can seek their permission to discuss matters, and usually, that only tends to an argument.  We can remain calm and that usually infuriates and exasperates them even more.  We can be well-versed and knowledgeable only to discover they are disinterested in logical factual information. 

The most recent displays of vitriolic rhetoric by Joe Biden and the Left should be an eye opener for all in America who genuinely want America to be great, productive, and successful.  His claim of fighting for “the soul of the nation” is deeply troubling and reinforces what I am saying about changing the mind of a liberal ideologue.  

Biden and the Left refuse to acknowledge any failures on their part.  Their hubris and arrogance are off the charts.  If they were to eat humble pie and acknowledge the shortcoming of their policies, the American voters would respond positively.  They have chosen the path of ‘Divide and Conquer’ rather than any attempt to ‘Reconcile.’  Sadly, they project the things they are guilty of and accuse their opponents of those. 

The deep anger within the heart and mind of this president elicits comparisons to the tyrannical despots of history such as Hitler and others.  His threats of harm to those who disagree pose a danger that should be addressed by those on both sides of the political aisle and the Department of Justice.  In his tactic and rhetoric, he is guilty of inciting violence, and I believe that his handlers know full well the danger.  In fact, I believe it is their objective to cause such chaos that people are distracted from the real and vote based on emotion rather than reality.

I had many questions flood my mind concerning the visual presented by the background in his hate-filled speech.  The ominous red hue and flanked by uniformed Marines made it look threatening, not encouraging.  His statement that Americans should, “unite behind the single purpose of defending our democracy regardless of your ideology” is interesting.  Especially since his rhetoric is anathema to unity.  His lack of understanding of our true system of government is troubling but one shared by the majority of Americans so I will not address that.

We live in a time when those on the Left are actively seeking to divide the country and have anyone not agreeing with their ideological agenda labeled, ‘domestic terrorists.’  The attempt of this administration to establish a ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ is incredibly akin to the methodology of Nazi Germany under Hitler.  The misinformation that has been promoted by the Left has repeatedly been proven fallacious, but the liberal minds will not those facts to change their minds. 

Another saying, I will conclude with could be applied to Biden and the Leftist.  “The road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties. Never regret.” – Frank Underwood.  We are being overrun with sex and human traffickers due to our open border.  We are being flooded by disease-ridden illegals and drug smugglers, and there are known terrorists among them.  This president and his family appear to be wholly owned by China and Ukraine and who knows what other foreign entities.

We are in a fight for the soul of America, but a deal with the devil will not fix our problems.  We need to return to God and return to insistence upon having a limited and constitutional government.  Anything else will prove disastrous.  What will we do?  That will be revealed after the ballots are counted this November.  Freedom or Tyranny, those are our choices.

God bless you and God bless America!

DO WE EVEN KNOW WHAT SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT WE HAVE?


The more I listen to and talk to people the more I am convinced that even our politicians in Washington are clueless as to what our true system of government is or is supposed to be.  Most of the Democrats and an unhealthy portion of the Republicans in Washington continually refer to our “Democracy.”  Conveying the idea that we are a Direct Democracy. 

If they understood what our Founding Fathers and our Constitution created, they would use defining adjectives with the term or not use it at all.  We are not, nor did the Founders desire us to be a Direct Democracy.  They abhorred that system of government and considered it a guaranteed way to implode and become a free nation no more.  Direct democracies lead to tyranny.  However, that may be why some call our system a Democracy because they desire us to become a socialist, fascist authoritarian system of government.

The idea that ‘majority rule’ is the law of the land is only partially accurate.  Of course, in today’s political climate, the majority are recognized only if they are avowed devotees to the toxic brand of liberalism espoused by the Leftists.  Anything conservative, Christian, or constitutional is deemed to be America’s greatest threat.  They hurl pejoratives and vitriolic charges at anyone not embracing their ideology and the masses regurgitate it as if it were a divine revelation.

Recently, I used a quote, often attributed to Huey Pierce Long, Jr. nicknamed, “The Kingfish.”  Long served as the governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and was a United States Senator from 1932 until his assassination in 1935.  The quote was, “Of course, we will have fascism in America, but it will come under the guise of anti-fascism.”  There are many variations of the quote, and the Fact Checkers go berserk attempting to discredit it.

In the 1930s political commentator, Lawrence Dennis was openly sympathetic to fascism but changed his view in 1936 and authored a book entitled, “The Coming American Fascism.”  Dennis said, “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag.”  That is a warning that few have heeded.  It is not unlike the warnings of our Founding Fathers regarding our Republic and Republican form of government.  They feared any abridgment of the Constitution and any move toward allowing a rabid majority, at any given time, to rule.  That would place the nation in a fickle state of security.

Today, we are watching a brand of fascism being presented, promoted, and embraced by politicians, media types, Hollywood, and even some religious leaders while vigorously denouncing fascism.  ANTIFA is an example of what I am referring to.  They are either incredibly ignorant or brainwashed.  But what could we expect from the assembly line of mind-control and misinformation called our institutions of higher learning?  We have endured decades of anti-Americanism and anti-Republicanism in our schools and are reaping the fruit of those seeds of destruction.

ANTIFA operates as a virtual carbon copy of the German Nazi Party and Mussolini’s Italy.  Those were devotedly hardline socialists.  The favorite charge of ANTIFA is “fascist” and like the charge of ‘racist’ it is used so infrequently it has become almost undefinable.   They and those on the Left seek to impose the idea that fascism is a right-wing philosophy without understanding that the very tactics they use have deep roots in fascism.  They use tactics like ‘mob rule, mob psychology, character assignation, and purging of academics who do not embrace the left-wing ideological agendas.’  That is a fascist tactic.

The Nazis believe in confiscation of private property and wealth, free education and healthcare, abortion, mass public work programs, guaranteed jobs, control of the arts and libraries, control of education and attacks on independent schools, as well as making churches and charities fall under the total control of the government.  Does that sound familiar? 

Making the state the guardian of our children and our lives is fascist.  They promoted the confiscation of all guns lawfully owned by law-abiding citizens and blamed the Jews for the injustices in their country.  Today, rather than blaming the Jews the ANTIFA and Leftist fascists seek to blame conservatism, whites, constitutionalists, and Christians who do not bow at the altar of tolerance with all the ills of mankind.  Some even suggest another form of a holocaust and ridding the world of those of us who refuse to ascribe to their brand of ideological philosophy. 

The leaders of Black Lives Matter proudly announced that they were all ‘trained Marxists.’  I am not seeking to only address one side of the political aisle and acknowledge that there are those on the Right who seek to expunge the world of all who do not ascribe to their brand of ideological philosophy.  Hate, racism, and turning from the expressed view in our Declaration of Independence that “All are created equal and have inalienable rights” is destructive and contemptible.  The KKK and Aryan Nation are equally destructive!

Fascism is alive and well in America and is being embraced by millions, who have no idea what they are supporting.  They have been taught to hate those on the Right and those not of their ethnicity.  Sadly, human greed is playing a part in allowing this doorway to be open.  The corrupt and unethical politicians seek to buy support with ‘free everything’ knowing full well that nothing is free.  If those politicians believe that there is an endless supply of money, they are even more delusional than I suspected.

In the 1930s many saw this coming and sounded the alarm.  Most ignored them or were unaware of their warnings and why they were sounding the alarm.  Most people in America were living lives largely unaffected by the shenanigans and usurpations of those seeking to transform America into something other than a Republic.  The move to achieve the agenda of the globalist has been plodding along for many decades.  We have fiddled while our Rome was being burned.  Shame on us!

In 1938 Professor Halford E. Luccock of the Yale School of Divinity preached in a sermon in September, “When and if fascism comes to America, it will not be labeled “made in Germany”; it will not be marked with a swastika; it will not even be called fascism; it will be called, of course, ‘Americanism’.”

America, we are rapidly losing our Republic and our failure to heed the warning of Benjamin Franklin is troublingly evident.  He said when asked what system of government they had established, “A Republic if you can keep it.”  We can keep it, but not if we do not become informed as to what system we have, why we have it, and what it means, and teach the current and next generation the truth. 

We must no longer be willing to leave the politics to the politicians, education to the revisionist, and morals training to a self-serving fearful clergy and religious institutions.  We must study history, pay attention to politicians and their agendas, and return to the Bible for guidance on our moral principles.  We need a move of God to address the hearts of people and each of us must seek to be the person we desire others to be.  The promise of the Bible from God is that if we will return to Him, He will return to us.  Let’s return to Him!

God bless you and God bless America!

THEY ARE HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT…


That is what the followers of the toxic brand of liberalism, globalism, activism, and political correctness are doing.  They are no longer hiding, yet millions seem oblivious to their activities and agenda.  How is that possible?  It is possible due to the effectiveness of the indoctrination and brainwashing that has been transpiring for decades.  Couple that with the lunacy that somehow everyone is entitled to free everything and if someone has accumulated anything, they must share.  That is fertile ground for political chicanery and the corrupt in politics will not miss this opportunity.

The motto of the FBI, which should be changed, is “Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity.”  Let me be upfront and say, that I believe many within the ranks of the FBI genuinely want to do what is right.  However, like every other federal agency and bureau, the upper echelon of the bureau has been corrupted and co-opted.  The devious campaign arm and shield for the Leftists are determined to destroy anything constitutional and conservative and protect everything on the Left.  That is not the FBI’s original purpose.

I am not sure what the new motto should be, but “Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity” no longer applies to the ranking members of that agency nor to the activities they order.  The most recent assault or fishing expedition against the former president is an example of how far they have deviated from their motto and purpose. 

One only has to remember the activities of the FBI under the Obama administration, the 2016 efforts to derail the Trump campaign and protect Hillary, Biden, and any Democrat to realize that we are in a mess in America.  There has been no reckoning for the Spygate players in the FBI.  There has been no accounting for the distortions, lies, and misrepresentations by various members of that agency in the Russian collusion façade. 

The FBI has had access to Hunter Biden’s laptop since December 2019 but has done absolutely nothing.  Senator Ron Johnson wrote Justice Department Inspector Michael Horowitz detailing the FBI’s role as a campaign arm for the Democrats.  He revealed that whistleblowers have come forward to Congress alleging that the FBI brass intentionally undermined efforts to investigate Hunter Biden.  Agents were informed, “You will not look at Hunter Biden’s laptop.”  They further reported that they were told that the FBI was not going to change the outcome of the election by investigating Hunter. 

However, they kept Hillary’s involvement secret in order to attempt to secure the election for her, and by keeping Hunter’s actions as well as those of the Big Guy under wraps they were seeking to change the outcome in favor of Biden.  We have polls that indicate that 17% of Biden voters said they would not have voted for him had they known about several key stories the national media and FBI kept hidden.  That is hiding in plain sight, and it must end.

Joe Biden declared that he would be a unifier of America and as did his fearless leader Obama, he immediately went on the attack dividing America.  That is the modus operandi of the Democrats and will not change, unless and until the voting public wakes up and sends them packing.  As long as the fox has access to the hen house, he will continue to raid it.  Biden has accused the Republicans of being the “ultra-MAGA party” and followers of a “semi-fascist philosophy.”  Wait, Joe, you are accusing the GOP of what you ascribe to in the area of fascism.

Fascism is best pictured under the efforts of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler.  It considers multi-parties politically anathema.  It considers free expression and private ownership threats to its agenda.  It is pro-silencing dissent, using law enforcement to enforce its rules and keep the public in the dark as much as possible.  Political opponents and supporters live under threat from the fascists.  Wait, that sounds like what the Left is doing, so who are the real fascists?

In Communist China, there is only one political party.  If Biden and the Democrats had their way, there would be only one party in American politics.  In China, even the companies identified as private enterprises are subjected to draconian and stifling government regulations and often direct and active government control.  Wait, that sounds like what the Biden administration and the Left desire?  So, who are the threats to our system of government?  I believe you can easily discern that if you desire and are willing to look at the facts.

America under Joe Biden’s administration has witnessed incredibly stifling regulations and mandates connected to the COVID situation.  However, they have reached far beyond COVID to impose their agenda and in their efforts to repeal our inalienable rights.

I do not care where you stand on the vaccine issue, forced vaccines are not the path of the Free Constitutional Republic we have known.  We have witnessed their efforts to establish an Orwellian “Disinformation Governance Board.”  Imagine that!  The nation, according to the polls rejected the Russian collusion hoax, the Ukraine call hoax, and the insurrection hoax.  I called the hoaxes because there has been no factual data to make their case.  There has been debunking after debunking.  You may hate Trump so much you disagree.  But facts are stubborn things.

We are watching a pandemic that is not a Chinese flu, but one that is, in my view, demonic, and comes from the very pits of hell.  Mychal Massie, a Black ordained minister, columnist, and blogger pulled back the covers on this terroristic effort by the Left.  He said, “I am not Black.  I am a born-again Christian man, and I am an American.  My self-worth is in Jesus Christ, not the falsity of Satan’s lies and a crayon color.”  He was incensed when Biden and the Democrats insisted that if he did not vote Democrat, he was not Black.  He was infuriated that his ethnicity was defined by how he voted.  He pushed back as everyone should.

Liberals use government mandates to enforce their agenda.  The KKK was not created by Nathan Bedford Forrest in 1865, it was by Democrats. They weaponized it and then codified mandates around the same to force compliance.  We have allowed historical revisionism to corrupt the minds of millions and too many on all sides are oblivious to the real history and the truth.

They are seeking to force the adoption of their Climate Change Agenda through mandates and forcing businesses to comply or die.  Bank Australia announced on August 26, 2022, that it will cease making loans for new gas and diesel vehicles in 2025.  If people actually wanted and were clamoring to buy electric vehicles such a mandate would be unnecessary. 

Gavin Newsom in California has mandated the ban on all new gas-powered vehicles in California by 2035.  Imagine that!  The state that has difficulty producing enough electricity to enable a normal household to operate is forcing the transition to electric-powered vehicles.  He is mandating what the state has a shortage of.

Someone said, “Well, if this plunge into depravity is inspired by the forces of darkness, then you can’t blame the politicians.” Yes, I can! I do believe that what is happening is the result of the demonic influence of the powers of darkness. However, I also believe that each of the participants had a choice, and could have followed the Bible, moral rightness, and the Constitution. Due to their thirst for power and greed they choose to follow the pathway to achieve their goals. Therefore, I choose to vote as many of them out of office as possible.

I genuinely believe that most Americans, if not the overwhelming majority, want to be left alone and allowed to pursue their American dream.  They want to live within the guarantees of the Declaration of Independence that all are created equal in the eyes of God.  Most of us want to be allowed to enjoy Life, Liberty and pursue Happiness without the threat of 87,000 IRS compliance agents, and the snooping of the FBI, NSA, and HSA.  We want smaller government.  That may be something we will never see again, but unless we step up to the plate and take our swings, we are guaranteed to see it no more.  

God bless you and God bless America.  I will stand as long as I have breath for Faith, Family, and Freedom.  I stand for the Flag and kneel at the Cross.  

I AM PRO CONSTITUTIONAL AMERICA…


Does that sound like there is an America I am not pro?  I am pro the America founded by the founders in the 1700s.  I am pro the America I grew up in the 50s and 60s.  I am pro the America that could be identified as a Christian nation.  I am pro the America that embraces the constitutional restrictions on governmental power, scope, and size. 

The America that the followers of toxic liberalism, globalism, climate activism, politically correct mandates and embraces multi-genders, and disregard the family, I am not a fan.  I cannot support political parties or candidates that seek to fundamentally transform our Republic from constitutionalism to banana-ism.  I do not support a socialist America nor one that denies our inalienable rights. 

I am a Vietnam veteran and proud to have served.  I am a Christian and unashamedly stand for the precepts and principles taught in the Bible.  I am a patriot and lover of Freedom.  I am a parent and grandparent who is concerned about the future of our nation, not as much for myself as for my progeny.

I sometimes read and hear things being said and done by the politicians and wonder, what is going on in America.  I sometimes wonder what the average citizen could be thinking by remaining silent and not crying from the rooftop in angst and anger at what is being done.  I watch as the behemoth called the federal government systematically strips us of our freedoms and rights, steals our money, and doles out billions seeking to sway votes in their direction, and wonder – “How Long Lord?” 

The America I knew, or thought I knew, growing up, is not the America I see today.  The misinformation, revisionism, and indoctrination that has been used to propagandize our children are bearing fruit.  Albeit not good fruit for Freedom and a Republican System of Government as designed by our founders, but fruit, nonetheless.  The Law of Sowing and Reaping is a never-failing truth in every aspect of life.  We are in a season of harvest and will pay dearly for the seeds sown.

I talk to people, who express disbelief regarding the condition our America is in.  However, some of them continue to vote for candidates because they like the way they talk or look or based on political affiliation or animus toward a candidate.  It has been said that the definition of insanity, is to continue doing what you have always done expecting a different result.  I hear complaints about inflation, loss of liberty, prices of everything, and the embracing of cultural values foreign to the Bible, reason, and strong families, but they continue to vote for candidates who embrace and vote for those policies.  What is Going on?  When did rational reason take its leave and exit stage left?

Those of us who grew up being proud to be an American, standing for the flag and kneeling at the Cross find it difficult to imagine how far we have drifted from our moral moorings.  America, once a beacon of hope and freedom to the world, is becoming a small flickering candle.  America, once the world’s superpower and defender of freedom is no longer trusted and maybe not be capable of defending itself much less anyone else.  What is going on?  How did this happen?  How?  We let the politicians tend to the politics and forget the requirement for oversight and standing for what we believe. 

We have reached a place, and it is not new but expanded under this occupant of the White House, where the intelligence and law enforcement arms of the government have been weaponized.  We have reached a place where it is dangerous to question the actions of the government.  Becoming vocal places, a target on the backs of those willing to stand and say, “This is not right!”  The IRS, NSA, Homeland, FBI, CIA, and DOJ are all participants in the weaponization.  Sadly, those agencies are being run by bureaucrats who are left leaning if not completely entrenched in the dogma and doctrine of toxic liberalism and globalism. 

We are in a place politically, where those in power deem it not only acceptable to use force and threaten their opponents, but expected. At the same time, they diligently protect their cronies, families, and associates who have been exposed glaringly as committing criminal activity.  What has happened in America?  How did we reach this juncture?  How?  We failed to do our due diligence and constitutional mandate.  Some even refused to vote because they did not like a personality.  A non-vote is often a back-door vote for the other side.

If you believe there are multiple genders, ignoring biology and medical science as well as the Bible, what I am going to say will possibly infuriate you.  There are only two genders and God created them ‘male and female.’  A person who follows the homosexual lifestyle was not born that way.  Allowing transgender adherents to display their lifestyle to children is pedophilia and should never be allowed.  Allowing children to have sex-change procedures and encouraging abortions with or without parental consent is an abomination to reason and the Bible.  This is part of the paganization of America.  How did we reach this place?  We did so by attempting to tolerate everything!  Some things cannot be tolerated because of their destructive nature. 

We have allowed the president and Congress to spend billions if not trillions of the taxpayer’s money for entitlements and the purpose of buying votes.  We are sending money to foreign nations, many of which chant “Death to America” trying to appease them rather than using those funds for America’s needs.  We have returned to being energy dependent upon nations that are not our friends due to policies dictated by the New Green Deal and Climate alarmists.  This screams the lack of intelligence and any true research, but it is where we are.

We are allowing nations, such as Iran, to proceed full speed ahead in the development of nuclear weapons, which they will use.  We are allowing religions of every kind except Judaism and Christianity to influence our national policies.  We are careful not to offend those nations who follow inhumane practices and have atrocious human rights records but seeking to silence Christians and churches in America.  What in the name of reason is going on?

We have reached a place where those on the Left, racial and radical activists, and followers of toxic liberalism who riot, maim, kill, steal, and destroy are defended as justified and any misstep by the other side feels the full brunt of federal law.  We have allowed the FBI, CIA, NSA, and other agencies to trample on our Bill of Rights with impunity.  History is filled with examples of the dangers of that pathway. 

Our First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments are being trampled upon and the expressed desire of the Leftists is to repeal the Second Amendment also.  If you examine the historical data of Germany in the thirties, the USSR in the fifties and a host of other nations you should immediately realize the time for involvement is now. 

Many historians, sociologists, and political scientists believe we are headed toward an abyss that we cannot be saved from.  Many preachers have been sounding that alarm for decades.  If we do not reclaim our government and restore confidence that the elected officials will follow the constitution, we are doomed.  We are nearing a time when houses of worship will be silenced, and social media will allow no dissent.  We are nearing a time when, unless we reverse course, our goods will be confiscated by one means or another and we will all be dependent on the federal government for our survival. 

As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.  I believe that shortages, famines, disease, and jackbooted enforcement will be the norm.  It could quickly become comply or die.  What will we do then?  It will be too late to protest and unite – Now is the Time!  A phrase that we used in Typing Class is apropos – “Now is the time for all good men (women too) to come to the aid of their country.”  Rephrasing that – “Now is the time for all lovers of freedom and patriots to stand up for the reclaiming of our government.” 

God bless you and God bless America!

THE RIGHT TO LIFE IS INALIENABLE…


Since the Supreme Court overturned or returned Roe v. Wade to the states there has been an unending attempt to spread misinformation, disinformation, paranoia, and hate.  There are members of our government encouraging violence against pro-life groups and pro-life clinics.  Those same people insist that any attack on a pro-abortion or Planned Parenthood Clinic should be treated as the most heinous of crimes.  Therefore, it is not about life and protecting against criminal activity but protecting an ideology and agenda.

I have heard some preachers insist that the Bible does not address abortion and that it is justifiable within the scope of a woman’s choice and right to abort an unwanted fetus.  They do not call it a baby unless it is convenient but rather the impersonal term fetus.  Before I refer to some pertinent Bible references to life let me offer some of the writings of the Early Church Fathers on the subject.  THEY ARE WRONG!

The Didache – “The second commandment of the teaching: You shall not murder.  You shall not commit adultery.  You shall not seduce boys.  You shall not commit fornication.  You shall not steal.  You shall not practice magic.  You shall not use potions.  You shall not procure [an] abortion, nor destroy a newborn child.”  [Didache 2:1-2 {A.D. 70}

The Letter to Barnabas – “The way of light, then, is as follows. If anyone desires to travel to the appointed place, he must be zealous in his works. The knowledge, therefore, which is given to us for the purpose of walking in this way, is the following…Thou shalt not slay the child by procuring abortion; nor, again, shalt thou destroy it after it is born” (Letter of Barnabas 19 [A.D. 74]).

Tertullian – “In our case, a murder being once for all forbidden, we may not destroy even the fetus in the womb, while as yet the human being derives blood from the other parts of the body for its sustenance. To hinder a birth is merely a speedier man-killing; nor does it matter whether you take away a life that is born or destroy one that is coming to birth. That is a man which is going to be one; you have the fruit already in its seed” (Apology 9:8 [A.D. 197]).

Tertullian – “The law of Moses, indeed, punishes with due penalties the man who shall cause abortion [Ex. 21:22–24]” (ibid., 37).

The Apostolic Constitutions – “Thou shalt not use magic. Thou shalt not use witchcraft; for he says, ‘You shall not suffer a witch to live’ [Ex. 22:18]. Thou shall not slay thy child by causing abortion, nor kill that which is begotten…[I]f it be slain, [it] shall be avenged, as being unjustly destroyed” (Apostolic Constitutions 7:3 [A.D. 400]).

I do not want to make this strictly a religious discussion but if we go to Jeremiah 1:5 we read the powerful words about the beginning of life – “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”  If life does not begin until after the baby is birthed, then God’s statement has no weight.  Then in Psalm 139:16, we read, “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, everyone one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”  That would mean that life began at a minimum of conception but in truth long before in the heart of God. 

We have many other passages that refer to life and there is a myriad of verses regarding the sanctity of life.  God’s Word makes it clear that He values every life and expects mankind to do the same.  He gives conditions in which a life can be forfeited and the penalty for taking a life wrongfully.  Therefore, I cannot support abortion based on my belief in God’s Word and I dare not make my value of life less than what the Bible declares.

One of the most ridiculous analogies attempted was by the New York Times equating abortion to a miscarriage.  They produced an article that asked, “Why do we talk about miscarriage different from abortion?”  The ridiculousness of that question deserves no mention, but it must be addressed because it is an attempt to take polar opposites and make them the same.  But that is the modus operandi of the followers of toxic liberalism who bow at the altar of human convenience.

Do we equate brain aneurysms to capital murder?  No? Based on their argument, why not?  Both result in death which is the only valid comparison.  Do we make consensual sex the same as rape?  No? Why not?  Both result in intercourse, right?  How about being paid a wage for doing a job and being held captive in a state of slavery?  NO? Both result in a job being performed, so using their analogy or comparison they would be the same, right?  Anyone with a temperature above room temperature should know better.

Our societal mores have declined and disintegrated to the place that in the United Kingdom more babies were born to unwed mothers for the first time in recorded history.  The decline in moral values and the relegating of the family to the back burner have elevated the view of convenience.  The lack of willingness to commit to marriage and family opens the door to abandonment and failure to perform our societal and biblical mandate to train, nurture, and provide for our children. 

The lack of civility and understanding of what constitutes a life and the life in the womb is producing growing violence against those who support life.  The followers of the pro-choice movement are taking to social media, targeting the Justices of the Supreme Court, physicians who take a pro-life stance, and anyone who opposes their view.  As was the case after Trump’s election in 2016, the media, the Leftists in government, and the activists insist those acts of violence are justified. 

I find it impossible to extricate eugenics from abortion because abortion is the taking of a human life.  Abortion is targeting the most defenseless among us.  That baby in the womb is proven by science to be a living organism (human being) and in the very early stages of development feels pain, has body parts, moves, and reacts to stimuli.  Yet, the insistence is that it is a woman’s right to end that life for whatever reason.  That is appalling to me. 

My question is and will always be if the life in the womb is not valuable and we deem it morally acceptable to end that life before it can even begin living what is next?  There have been diabolical forces seeking to eradicate our world of the weak, elderly, sick, and those who are deemed defective.  When abortion becomes so caviler and with extreme callousness, no thought is given to the right of the baby in the womb, then the next steps become much easier.

Those proponents of this ideology and agenda include Bill Gates who has advocated for a long time for the reduction of the world’s population by as much as one-third.  Today, we are cognizant that there is an ongoing effort to produce laboratory synthetic meat for human consumption.  The use of vaccines has been advanced by Mr. Gates as a method of achieving the goal of population reduction.  Where will it end? Who will be targeted?  Will it be a medical decision, a political decision, or a tyrannical decision?  Remember the efforts of Hitler to produce a super-race and eliminate the Jews from existence!

As a believer in the Inalienable Right to Life, the Bible, and a moral conviction that murder is wrong I cannot support any political party, candidate, or agenda that supports abortion.  If you find me offensive for my view, that is your choice.  I will defend your right to hold your view but ask that you also defend mine.  We, the world, are on the precipice of destruction through the new religion of personal convenience. 

I pray that God will forgive me, and our nation for our failure to do the right thing.  If there were no other issues on the ballot that would be enough for me to reject the Leftist.  I will vote in November with a clear conscience and reject those who advance this ideological agenda of devaluing life (abortion). 

God bless you and God bless America!

WE HAVE A CHOICE AMERICA…


Although the right of choice is under fire by those seeking to fundamentally transform America into something other than the Free Constitutional Republic we were founded to be, we still have a choice, sometimes limited but still a choice.  The PC Police and Thought Police, Censors, and vocal adherents to the Cancel Culture and Revisionism are hell-bent on stripping us of choice, but as of today we still have that right and option.

Politically, too many allow themselves to be sucked into the black hole of destruction due to a personal animus or bias toward a particular candidate.  We have seen this kind of animus before, to a lesser degree. The Trump hate has transcended beyond anything I have ever witnessed.  I acknowledge that Donald Trump can be caustic, abrasive, and even obnoxious, but I also contend that he did many good things for America.  Do not accuse me of being a worshiper of him or any man, but I believe he cares about America.  I cannot say that about Biden, Obama, Hillary, or most of the other Democrats and too many Republicans.

I was saddened recently when in my area one of the public-school boards voted unanimously to remove some books including the Bible from their school and library.  That district elected three conservative members backed by Patriot Mobile.  Some of the books should be questioned but why the Bible?  If that is an expression of conservatism, then I must be something else.

I am unashamedly a Christian and a believer that the Bible is the Word of God.  I am a patriot, a Vietnam Veteran, and a lover of Freedom, and proud to be an American.  I will not be bullied into silence and acceptance of lifestyles and practices that are anathema to my faith and the declared Word of God.  I have the right of choice and I choose to follow the Bible not the government or PC Police’s version of what is acceptable. 

In our modern times, there is a concerted effort to give a platform for the agendas of gender blending, homosexuality, abortion, critical race theory, cancel culture, revision of history, and forced compliance to those agendas.  I resist and encourage everyone who believes in God, the Bible, and Freedom to also refuse to be forced into silence.

I must warn that if we do not silently accept what they are pushing, we will likely be targeted by the new army of armed IRS agents willing to use deadly force.  We will be targeted by various government agencies possibly including the FBI and other arms of law enforcement.  We will likely be placed on the list of undesirables and branded as potential domestic terrorists and racists.  However, Freedom demands that we step up and make our voices heard for too many are ignorant of any view other than the liberal view. But, Freedom is worth fighting for!

I am saddened by how many of our primary, secondary, and higher education graduates are brainwashed by the liberal diatribe that is being fed daily in those institutions.  That is not a new phenomenon but one that has been advancing for decades.  Students today often are incapable of reading at grade level, unable to use deductive reasoning and think critically.  They are misinformed about our history and made to feel that disagreement with the liberal ideology is reflective of a flaw in their character and deemed in need of penance.

I believe that our modern society is rapidly becoming devoid of a moral conscience that is founded upon biblical truth.  We have abandoned the family structure.  Marriage between one man and one woman is becoming a dinosaur.  Hooking up, one-night stands, shacking up, and living together without the bonds of marriage is far more prevalent today than ever.  It has made its way into the church and too many are turning a blind eye to this violation of God’s prescription of marriage and proper sexual relations.

We are gravitating toward a society that does what is right in its own eyes and is completely devoted to self and the pursuit of riches.  We are allowing hate to become acceptable and thereby adopting a Pharisaical view regarding our neighbor.  They believed that they were to love their neighbor as themselves but that their neighbor was someone in their ideological and religious group.  They believed they could hate anyone not a member of their sect. 

I see liberals and conservatives hurling hate toward those who disagree with them.  Many of those engaging in vitriolic hate insist they are followers of Christ.  I am unable to align that attitude with the teachings of Christ.  He never told us to accept wrongdoing and evil, but He did teach us to love others and to love and pray for our enemies.  We are not to participate in their deeds, adopt their ideologies, and cower to their demands, but we are better than hate because of His love in us.  At least we should be.

God directed the prophet, Ezekiel, to sound the alarm as a watchman on the wall when he saw evil or wrong.  God made it such a mandate that if Ezekiel did not warn of danger, sin, and wrong and the person died as a result God would hold him accountable.  On the other hand, if he did sound the alarm and it was ignored, then he had done his moral and spiritual duty. 

Today many are so afraid of being called a derogatory name they sit in silence and watch as the purveyors of lifestyles and beliefs contrary to moral reason and the Bible advance their agendas.  We have allowed politicians to do what they do without holding them accountable.  We have allowed the politicians to tend to politics and so long as it did not directly impact our bottom line we sat in silence.  That is what has produced the condition we are now facing.  

Being responsible is a core principle taught by both the Bible, the Founding Fathers, and many of our parents.  Benjamin Franklin said it succinctly, “A Republic if you can keep it.”  George Washington warned, “Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused by licentiousness.”  Thomas Jefferson sounded the prophetic alarm that we have ignored, “Experience has shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”  We have been warned and have chosen to ignore the danger.

George Washington, the first president, and father of our country said, “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent, we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”  Our choice to be non-confrontational and silent in the face of a complete subversion and erosion of our founding principles and moral moorings has made his declaration a clear and present danger.

What do we do?  In my view, our first response should be repentance. Repentance to God for our lack of concern.  Repentance for our silence. Repentance for allowing the most vulnerable of our society to be sacrificed on the altar of convenience and out of fear of the vocal and violent promoters of radical liberal agendas.  Repentance for not praying as we should and maintaining a high moral standard.  God has promised to return to us if we return to Him.  I believe we need to return and that is step one.

Step two is to become involved at every level of the government.  We must pay attention to local politics, state politics, and national politics.  There is a dedicated move to replace our sovereignty with an allegiance to a world governing body.  That was predicted in the Bible and will bring about a time of tribulation beyond what the world has ever known.  There will be no more freedoms at that time. 

Step three is to vote in every election and realize that we will never find a perfect candidate, but we can stand for a principle of right in rejecting the diabolical and destructive plans of those who want to make America a nation without God and freedom.  Study the party platforms and make your choice on which more nearly embraces your beliefs.

God bless you and God bless America!

WE LOSE FREEDOM IF WE LET OUR GUARD DOWN…


The assault on our inalienable rights including, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and our Right to Keep and Bear Arms is an ongoing and never-ending pursuit of those on the Left. The Democratic Party has continually made it clear that they do not believe we have any ‘inalienable’ rights.  They believe that the only rights are those that the government decides we should have.  That should come as no surprise based on their previous decisions regarding God and the Constitution.

We live in a time of heightened concern about the threat of violence.  Although the claim by the DHS is that those on the Right are the most serious threat, they are not the ones rioting, looting, burning, destroying, maiming, and killing.  The bulk of the aforementioned comes from those who are followers of the toxic liberal ideology presented by the Left. 

The DHS is warning that there is a heightened danger of violence through the November mid-term elections because the SCOTUS overturned or sent Roe v. Wade back to the States. The subsequent events and actions by our government add to that concern. The DHS has acknowledged that public gatherings, faith-based institutions, schools, racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, government facilities and personnel, as well as our infrastructure, are in danger.  They have tried to infer that the danger is from those on the Right but cannot make their case in the face of the reality of the groups engaging in destructive activities.

I feel compelled to remind everyone that in 1774 the colonist felt the pain of the British “Intolerable Acts”.   Some called them “Coercive Acts” because they were a punishment for anyone not toeing the line of the edicts of the British Crown.  The Boston Tea Party was birthed out of reaction to those actions by the British Monarchy.  Hello America, we are facing the Intolerable or Coercive Acts Part Two under this administration. 

Many things make up the body of what I call today’s Intolerable Acts being enacted by the Left.  That includes the war against the oil and gas industry, and the closing of the Keystone XL pipeline.  We must also add to that list, the insane situation on the border and the unwillingness to secure it for the sake and safety of the American people.  We dare not fail to include in the list the inconsistency in the enforcement of our laws and the double standard regarding conservatives and liberal philosophy followers.  (January 6th incarcerations are an example as are the lack of concern over Hunter Biden and the obsession with Donald Trump).

Those are all serious!  However, they are not what I want to focus on in this article.  The Power Hunger Elitists have sought to censor, silence, and control our Free Speech.  They have sought to impose their views and demands on our Religious Freedoms.  They have sought to make abortion the accepted norm.  They have taken steps to render us incapable of defending ourselves.  I must ask, for what purpose do they pursue those pathways?  If it is not for control and suppression, I have no reasonable explanation.

When I watched legislators kneel before the criminals who destroyed billions of dollars of American infrastructure in 2020, I was appalled.  That same group of legislators wants to strip the law-abiding citizens of our right to self-defense.  They have used every incident of mass violence that fits their narrative to advance a false narrative about the evil of guns.  They misrepresent the data and play on the fear of firearms rather than focusing on the real problem.  Stripping us of our Second Amendment Rights is the clear objective and as usual, they follow the modus operandi of “the end justifies the means.” 

We have been inundated with a few cherry-picked incidents regarding police brutality to make it sound like it is rampant, widespread, and systemic.  That narrative is designed to fan the flames of paranoia and fear and achieve the objective of limiting or ending law enforcement.  Why?  Possibly to make chaos the norm which would result in a cry for action and enable the government to take total control.  If we are armed, they fear there might be resistance, but if we are disarmed, we have little recourse.

Back in May, The New Republic published an article titled, “Democrats Need to Start Talking About Repealing the Second Amendment.”   The writer argued that the Democrats were going too slow and taking incremental changes in gun laws and needed to go full bore on a repeal of our Inalienable Right. 

The writer argued that with the millions of firearms in the hands of private citizens, incremental gun control is inadequate.  He pushed for an immediate total ban on all privately owned firearms.  Just a couple of days after his article The Washington Post published an article titled, “A Supreme Court Justice’s Solution To Gun Violence: Repeal Second Amendment.”  That article cited former Justice John Paul Stevens, who called for the anti-gun activists to demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.  They are open and clear about their desire.

The false information continues to be presented attempting to make the case for gun control and the FBI along with institutions like the Texas State University are participants in the false narrative regarding mass shootings being stopped by armed citizens.  A journalist for the Associated Press claimed that it is uncommon for a citizen to stop a mass shooting.  He argued that from 2000-2021, fewer than 3% of the 433 active shootings were stopped by a citizen shooting the assailant.  That was echoed by the Washington Post claiming that there were only ten incidences where a citizen stopped the shooter.

The FBI reported in the data collected between 2014-2021 that there were 281 active shooter incidents, and only forty-one of them were stopped by armed citizens.  The media took that as gospel and failed to investigate the discrepancies in the report.  The FBI refuses to address the discrepancies.  John Lott, head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, exposed the error.  He revealed that more than sixty of the 241 were stopped by an armed citizen.

The reality is that armed law-abiding citizens not only foil mass shootings they defend themselves and their families against aggression.  That transpires in between 500,000 (CDC reported data) and 1,884,348 (Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz data) times each year.  That sounds like a great deterrent to crime and is a much-needed ability for private citizens to maintain.  What happens if we lose that Inalienable Right?  We are far more endangered individually and collectively.

Thomas Jefferson understood the danger. He said, “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

Common sense, which is uncommon today, would afford us the insight to realize that the dumbest and most ineffective way to fight crime is to disarm private citizens and strip them of the ability to defend themselves and thereby deterring crime.  We fail to consider the root cause of mass shootings and prefer to focus on and blame the tool used rather than the cause.  I have said and will say again, that the problem is the condition of the human heart and mind, not the tool used.  If it were not a gun, they would find a myriad of other implements to commit their heinous plan.

Stripping the law-abiding of their ability to defend themselves will not turn out well for the citizens.  Banning guns will only affect the law-abiding it will not deter the criminals.  Criminals do not obey the laws, thus the name criminal.  The diabolical, extremely disturbed, and even demonic souls will find a way to do their dirty deeds and no law will eliminate firearms. They will exist and will be accessible to those seeking to obtain them.  The founding fathers and the Bible give us the Right to self-defense.  So, I plead for everyone to demand that our Inalienable Rights be uninfringed.

God bless you and God bless America!

THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS…


That is a quote from ages past and no one is quite sure who originated it or when.  It appeared in a London newspaper in 1828 and was referred to as a Portuguese proverb.  It was used in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 adaption of Romeo and Juliet.  The earliest known text resembling it occurs in Virgil’s Aeneid, “facillis descenus Averno” (the descent to hell is easy).  There is a slight resemblance in the non-canonized book of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus 21:10, “The way of sinners is made plain with stones, but at the end, thereof is the pit of hell.”  John Foxe quotes William Tyndale (1494-1536) as writing “Beware of good intents.”

Regardless of where it originated many of our founding fathers noted that the pathway to tyranny was through evil intentions disguised as good and benevolent.  Charles de Montesquieu said, “There is no greater tyranny than that perpetrated under the shield of the law in the name of justice.” Thomas Jefferson said, “When the people fear their government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people there is liberty.”

Dan Bongino has a maximum: “Conservatives believe Leftists are basically good people with bad ideas.  Leftists believe conservatives are bad people with ideas.”  There is a stark difference between those two sentiments.  Today in America we are being bombarded with destructive tyrannical things that are touted as being with the good of all people at their heart.  Just because the person advancing an idea thinks it would be for the best good of mankind does not make it so.  Believing something does not make it true or right.

The Critical Race Theory is an example.  It is more than an ideology it has become a tenet of the religion of the Left.  No matter what anyone claims it teaches divisiveness and promotes hatred based on skin color, economic status, employment status, or virtually their ‘anything’ status.  Anything that does not comply with the demands of those claiming to be the victim is opposed and to be destroyed.  The intention may be to make everything better, but the result is to make the divide more pronounced.

CRT uses three fundamental tenets.  The advancement of the grossly exaggerated idea of white privilege.  This is the idea that by being white you are afforded privileges and therefore you are a racist.  It employs what could be called an unconscious bias, which is a bias or prejudice that even though you do not display characteristics of it, you still hold it in your heart, and therefore you are a racist. 

It advances the idea of systemic or structural racism.  Those extend to the economy, politics, education, religion, family, and the judicial system.  If you are of the wrong ethnicity, you are a racist and therefore must be transformed or forced to conform and repent of your wrong ethnicity. 

The objective is not to change your mind and make you believe as they believe but to modify your behavior and shame you into compliance.  That in itself is tyrannical.  I do not believe that those originating those theories and causes care one wit about fairness, tolerance, equity, or any of the other purported elements of their cause.  They use those who genuinely believe in the theories they advance as useful idiots allowing them to get bloody in the fight.  Sadly, those on the conservative side take the bait and many are willfully ignorant and therefore complicit.  Mark 8:18 speaks to this saying, “They have eyes, yet see not, and ears, yet hear not.”

Ceding ground without understanding the battle is the path where virtually all cultural, social, political, and spiritual human catastrophes become norms.  Aleksander Solzhenitsyn said, “To do evil a human being must, first of all, believe that what he is doing is good.  It is in the nature of the human being to seek a justification for his actions.”  Thus, the saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” applies.  The writer, M.B. Callaway in his book Crossroads of the Eternal said, “if you want to carry out evil on a large scale, turning from God’s authority to man’s as a society, you must cloak it within an ideology known by its nice sounding intentions.”  That is where we seem to be.

John Locke said, “And where the body of people, or any single man (person), is deprived of their right, or is under the exercise of a power without right, and have no appeal on earth, then they have a liberty to appeal to heaven.”  If we are not there, we are close, and it is time for every believer in God, follower of Christ, and patriot to appeal to heaven for deliverance from the impending tyranny that is being imposed.

As a Christian, a minister, a veteran, and a patriot I question where the church has been in its mandate to be an anchor for society to our foundations and moral moorings.  This will not make me popular, but I am concerned that much of the church has adopted the lies of the postmodernist and no longer have a firm enough foundation to be a biblical anchor.  The church is not a racist institution and America is not antithetical to the Kingdom of God.  The Bible’s addressing of sin is not hate speech!  It

Much of the modern church world is in a state of denial as to the actual condition of our society and politics.  The clarion call should be to immediately and fervently implement the directive of 2 Chronicles 7:14 but instead, we are told to keep the church out of the political discussion.  That is demanded even when the political discussion directly impacts the moral fiber of our society, goes contrary to biblical precepts, and seeks to force Christians to abandon their core biblical convictions to accommodate the popular ideology.

The founders never intended to establish a theocracy, and neither should the church.  Individually we should be ruled by God and if it becomes a question of obeying man or God, then we obey God.  The idea that quoting the Bible is to engage in hate speech is antithetical to everything biblical and reasoned.  The willingness to ignore our inalienable rights such as Freedom of Speech, Thought, Religion, Assembly, and Self-Defense supposedly with the good intentions of making life better and safer results in the implementation of the tyrannical. 

The founders recognized that no nation has ever existed or been governed without religion and that Christianity was the greatest of all religions and provided the most benefit for society.  Today, there have been so many abuses by the government that the voting public has no confidence in our elections or our government.  Some are turning to God in an appeal to heaven and others are throwing up their hands in disillusionment and disappointment and withdrawing from the process.  The latter opens the door to the tyrannical. 

Couple all this with the violation of the original purpose by Academia and we have generations devoid of a true understanding of our history as well as incapable of using rational reasoning and critical thinking.  That has resulted in the Cancel Culture being feared and allowed to erase historical monuments and force the name change of private and public institutions.  Where does it end?  It ends in chaos, anarchy, and those seeking to impose their brand of tyrannical governance in a position to carry out their objective.  Thus, the road to hell is continually being paved with good intentions. 

America, we can stop this!  God will help us, but He will not intervene without our return to foundational moral and biblical principles.  He will not replace one regime with another in which the only difference is what they perceive as the best good while both are self-serving.  Education should be challenging not made so easy there is no development of the mind and no reason to think.  Education, in its best environment, is confrontational, challenging, and often uncomfortable. That is life.  Students should be taught to think, reason, evaluate and come to logical conclusions.  If life is a bed of roses, it might be well to teach that roses have thorns. 

America, we can, but will we unite and return to our moral moorings and reject the tyrannical that is being advanced on the theory it is being proposed for the best good?  We must stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom.  America is worth fighting for and Freedom is a treasure once lost never to be regained without great sacrifice.

God bless you and God bless America!

THE DIVIDER-IN-CHIEF SITS IN THE OVAL OFFICE…


I am not going to allow any concern that what I am going to say will provide a source of umbrage and explosive anger in those who hate everything Trump and everything Constitutional.  Yes, I am painting with a broad brush including Constitutional, but if you embrace the Constitution, why would you seek to destroy it?  If you embrace what you call “Democracy,” something America was never intended to be, why do you seek to strip those who disagree with you of their inalienable rights?  Why?

The answer to those questions is exhibited in the current occupant of the White House and his continually divisive vitriolic rhetoric.  He is following the script of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.  He claims to be the Uniter President, but his hate-filled rhetoric directed at anyone not toeing the line of toxic liberal ideology proves he is anything but a uniter. 

I guess, he could claim to be a Uniter, in a measure, if by that you mean uniting those on each side of the political aisle to fight each other.  If his vitriol does not unite those who want to keep America the America created and established by our Founders and the Constitution, then we are lost.  His rhetoric will unite those on the Left and inspire the extreme activists of that side to become more violent and vocal.

America is in dire need of a visitation from God to bring us back to moral sanity and an infusion of rational reason into the hearts and minds of everyone.  I am deeply disturbed and could not force myself to see the entire speech.  I weep when I hear the hate that is prevalent in today’s America, no matter where that hate comes from.  Hate divides, destroys, distorts, and prevents those of opposing views to hear what the other side is seeking. 

I readily concur that some ideological views are anathema to the Bible, moral sanity, and reason, and antithetical to our Republican System of Government.  Those who demand that everyone who disagrees with them are demonic are incapable of seeing any that would allow unity.  Those who seek to harm those who do not embrace their ideology or agenda are part of the problem, not the solution.  Hate dominates and consumes when allowed to grow in the heart. 

I would never suggest that we should not speak out against what we believe is wrong and harmful.  However, I would argue that spewing the contents of the sewer of hate will never achieve the desired objective.  There are some that we just need to walk away from rather than attempting to argue with them, hoping to persuade them. 

I heard a saying, years ago, that is apropos – “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.”  The Bible directs in Proverbs 14:7 – “Go from the presence of a foolish man when you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.”  Another translation says – “Go from a foolish man, for you won’t find knowledge on his lips.”  Sometimes just walking away is the best approach.

The excerpts and transcripts I have heard and seen of Joe Biden’s hate-filled speech on Thursday night, September 1, 2022, are deeply troubling.  I believe that his words will be seeds of destruction sown in the fertile ground of those seeking an excuse to destroy.  It should be an eye opener for those who have insisted that we are not on the brink of a Civil War and the destruction of our founding pillars.  Will it prove to be that?  I can only hope and pray that November will prove to be a landslide rejection of his policies and those who embrace his agenda and ideology.

The incredible assertion that he is fighting for the soul of America is deeply troubling. If I allowed myself to descend into the cesspool of hate, it would be highly offensive.  I heard one person declare, after the speech, “I did not know I was a MAGA Republican until I heard Joe Biden bash and trash those embracing that philosophy.”  His blatant lies and misrepresentation of what those of us who are Pro-America and want America to be Great again is disturbing.  He said, “MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution, they do not believe in the rule of law, they do not recognize the will of the people.  They refuse to accept the results of a free election.”

Those are lies, ALL OF THEM!  It has not been MAGA Republicans that looted, burned, destroyed, maimed, and harmed people and businesses.  It has not been MAGA Republicans who have turned against the Constitution, but those on the Left and of the ilk and ideology of Joe Biden and his party.  We support the Constitution and would love to see the Rule of Law fully enforced EQUALLY to both sides of the political equation. 

It is not MAGA Republicans that reject the will of the people and refuse to accept legitimate free elections.  We want voter identification to ensure legitimate free elections.  We want a purging of voter rolls to ensure that deceased people are not voting, and those unqualified to vote due to criminal records or having moved are not allowed to vote wrongfully. 

If the Rule of Law were enforced and in place, the DOJ would be investigating and indicting Hunter Biden and exposing the client list of Jeffrey Epstein. Hillary’s illegalities and those of Bill Clinton, a Grand Jury would examine Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and a myriad of others.  So, Joe before you blow smoke you should check to see which way the wind is blowing.

Biden and the Democrats believe the military is behind them.  The upper echelon may well be.  However, I cannot believe that those fine men and women in the ranks, whose boots are on the ground, support his agenda.  His administration places our military in harm’s way needlessly and hamstrings them preventing them from doing their jobs.  He supports our enemies, disgraces us before our friends, and now threatens us, American citizens, with the use of military force to disarm us.  That is disturbing and demands that I speak up and speak out.  It demands that I fall on my face before the Creator God and pray for His mercy and deliverance.

Joe Biden and the Left have blurred the lines between public and private sectors to the point that it seems he and they believe we are already a socialist nation rather than the Constitutional Republic.  It is deeply troubling when media outlet moguls such as Facebook’s head Mark Zuckerberg are willing to acknowledge that the FBI warned or encouraged the commandeering of Facebook’s algorithm to penalize and conceal the New York Times’s bombshell in October 2020 about Hunter Biden’s laptop.  They claimed it was Russian misinformation.  Seriously?  The factual hard data is so clear that a blind man could see it.

If we Fact Check Biden’s contention that Republican political leaders are not just predicting but calling for rioting in the streets, what do we find?  We find that it is FALSE!  Lindsay Graham did not say it was okay or appropriate to use violence.  He said, it would happen, based on his personal view.  That was not a call for it to happen or an endorsement if it happened.  It was a view that expressed the view that those on the Right have been pushed to the brink of pushing back with the same violence as we have been pushed.  So, Mr. Biden, once again – the Fact Checking of your claim is that it is FALSE!

America, we can either sit in silence, cower in fear of being labeled some derogative or harsh name or we can stand in the gap and make up the hedge.  I am calling for everyone who believes in God and loves America to begin serious intercession for our nation.  I am calling on everyone who will stand for the truth, stand for the constitution, stand for freedom, and make your voice heard.  Then, when the time comes – VOTE!  If you stay home, you allow the destroyers to ravage our Constitution and our nation. 

I stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom.  I pray that God will bless you and that He will bless America, again!

HOW MANY LIES DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE ONE A LIAR?


I am going to deal with some politically ancient history, but I believe it is germane to the condition and situation that we face today.  There are more current examples, but I will go with these observations and hope they resonate.

My title is a question I have been asked in Church through the years.  However, it applies to today’s world of politics as well.  There are stereotypes in society that seem to make being a purveyor of falsehoods an acceptable norm.  We make used car salesmen habitual liars, although some and hopefully many of them are not.  We refer to politicians as fabricators, and I wish I could say, many of them are not, but I am hesitant. 

How many lies does it require for one to be classified as a liar?  During the past couple of years, we have been told a mountain of untruths by those in government regarding the need for various actions.  The CDC has refused to acknowledge any harm done via the lockdowns, various mandates, and requirements designed to protect the public from COVID. 

In April of 2021, the CDC published a report that declared, “Vaccination offers a higher protection than previous COVID-19 infection.”  Wait, they were saying that the manufactured vaccine was better than natural immunity due to a previous infection.  That is ludicrous and proven to be fallacious through scientific and medical data that is easily discoverable.  Finally, in January 2022, they reversed course and acknowledged that natural immunity was superior to vaccination alone.

I remember vividly the pronouncement by President Joe Biden, last summer, as he said, “If you’re vaccinated, you’re not going to be hospitalized, you’re not going to be in the ICU, and you’re not going to die.”  He also said, “You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.”  That is a proven false representation of the facts.  Many members of the medical and scientific community acknowledge that the vaccinated and unvaccinated both contract the virus. 

Please, give me a little grace in this.  I have consistently stated that I believe that receiving or not receiving the vaccine should be a personal choice.  It should be made in keeping with the medical advice you receive, your faith, and your personal convictions.  It should never be mandated.  If that makes me abhorrent to anyone, that is something with which I will live.  I believe in personal freedom.

Now, let us move to another situation where there is a myriad of lies being told.  Those in Washington, especially those on the Left have argued that there is no illegal voting in America.  They argue that our elections in 2020 were devoid of fraud and legitimate.  They contended that Americans should have no fear of sweeping election fraud.  Then, when the Republicans advanced Voter Elections Protections requiring verifiable Voter Identification, they claimed that was voter suppression.  Yet, they require an ID to enter their gatherings, and identification is required to get many of the entitlements pushed by the Left.

They argue that the massive influx of illegals is not a problem and that we should have no concern.  The Conservatives and Republicans contend that illegals are voting or that the Left is creating a pathway for them to vote in our elections.  Well, guess what, the Republicans are right.  That is documented in numerous states and cities.

In Vermont, two towns have prepared for foreign nationals to vote and are making it easy for that to be a reality.  They are offering ballots in foreign languages.  Those two cities are Montpelier, the state’s capital, and Winooski, and openly are allowing foreign nations to register and vote.  That is more than a minor problem, it is treacherous and foreign to our federal laws and anathema to our Constitutional Freedoms.  If this is happening there, how many more unreported situations are there?  The lies continue and I believe enough evidence has been brought to the light to call those in power liars!

I understand that this is for local elections but that is one step from national elections, which is the desire of the Leftist followers of the toxicity of the fundamental transformation agenda.  If we do not protect the integrity of our elections, we will lose our Republic.  I can accept any verifiably legitimate election.  If my candidate loses legitimately, I will accept that and try to peacefully protest any bad legislation that the candidate advances. 

When serial liars such as Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and a myriad of other Leftists are given free passes, we endanger the Republic.  We know from the Special Counsel’s findings that Hillary and the DNC lied repeatedly to Congress, the Media, and the Public regarding their attempts to shipwreck the Trump campaign.

We know that the Clinton campaign paid for Russian disinformation to be peddled to the Feds and Media via the Steele Dossier.  It is well documented that the law firm representing Hillary, Perkins Coie, hired Fusion GPS to provide opposition research on Donald Trump.  Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele and Glenn Simpson’s Company, Orbis Business Intelligence, to compile negative information on Trump.

We know that the Clinton campaign paid for ‘Fake Intelligence’ supplied by a Clinton crony and long-time Democrat to feed to the FBI and the Press.  That man was Charles Dolan, Jr. called PR Executive-1 in the Danchenko indictment.  According to the indictment, Danchenko told Dolan that he was working on a project against Trump.  He asked if Dolan had any thoughts, rumors, or allegations about Manafort’s resignation. 

Is it legitimate to call Hillary a liar?  How about Joe Biden, in his many fabrications and perpetual plagiarism, can we legitimately call him a liar over his fabrications?  That applies to the flip-floppers such as Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, and more, are they not guilty of repeated lying?  At what point do we draw a line in the sand, and demand that liars be held accountable for their looseness with the truth?  Why do we allow lying to become a political asset rather than a death knell in a campaign? 

Why would the FBI turn a blind eye to the Hunter Biden Laptop and go after Trump and any Republican or Conservative with a no holds barred attitude?  Why would the DOJ protect the Left and target the Right?  Why would we be fed misinformation, half-truths, and distortions seeking to slant public opinion in a certain direction?  Why do we not call those that continually present fallacious accounts and manufactured facts what they are?  If one habitually lies, when can we justly call them liars?

Are we so easily deceived?  Are we willing to overlook the lack of truthfulness for the sake of achieving a political victory that will advance our agenda?  If we lose integrity in any sector, we lose it in all sectors.  When we sacrifice integrity for a political victory or business accomplishment, we dirty our souls and anesthetize ourselves to the detriment of wrongdoing.  Is that a world we want to present or an image we desire to teach our children? 

I was appalled when I read and heard Michael Sussmann’s lawyers insisted that it was okay if he lied to the FBI.  I am continually disturbed by the blatant lies advanced by the Media over many things.  I am especially agitated by the overt attempts to distort and discounted the Special Counsel, John Durham’s revelations regarding Hillary and the Left. 

They love to claim that the revelations are not valid because they were first reported by those they call, “Crazy Right-Wingers.”  They ignore the facts that resulted in the filing of the report.  They insist that the reality that the Clinton campaign paid a technology company to infiltrate servers belonging to Trump did not happen.  Then, they claim it was not a problem because Trump was not yet president.  Seriously?  But, the most used expression of the Media and the Left is, “That’s Old News” so not important. 

We are being lied to daily by politicians, members of government-funded medical and scientific communities, and the media.  Have we reached a point in our existence that we expect politicians and the media to lie to us, therefore deem it okay?  Have we become so tainted in our moral moorings that we deem the means a justification for the end?  Are we reaching a place where lying is okay if it serves our purpose?   I say, heaven forbid!

I realize that feeding the public lies is a normal part of the political process today, but I am sick of the drift from our moral moorings and the constitution.  I want to return, if possible, to being “One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all…”  I want limited government and the cessation of professional politicians who never know what it is like to live under the laws, edicts, and mandates they impose. 

God bless you and God bless America!