FREEDOM FOR ALL or NOT AT ALL…


Let us continue our look at Freedom and Liberty in America!  Freedom and Liberty are commodities that we appear to be losing to the nefarious patróns of government.  I wholly ascribe to the philosophy and view that was embraced in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.  I embrace the view stated in our Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag.  I believe in the declarations of the Word of God, the Bible, that God loves everyone!  He does not endorse the behavior of everyone, nor does He excuse sin and wrong attitudes, but His Love is unconditional, unlike ours.

Therefore, I believe that unless everyone is afforded Freedom including, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and the Right to Self-Defense, we have lost our purpose and our republic.  I believe that “all were created equal and endowed with inalienable rights from our Creator, Jehovah God.”  I believe that everyone has the right to life unimpeded by the federal government or nefarious political power brokers. 

I believe that everyone, including the unborn in the womb, has the constitutionally protected right to L-I-F-E. That means they must be allowed to be birthed and either raised by loving parents or allowed to be adopted by those desiring children.  Murdering them is not an option!  I believe that everyone has the right to pursue Happiness and that the government must be kept limited. We have gone from not being able to define what a woman is to knowing exactly what a woman is due to the SCOTUS decision on abortion. The paranoia, lies, fears, and spreading of disinformation and misinformation are rampant.

We have drifted light-years from Limited Government as a position or condition.  Therefore, I say, “Either it is Freedom for All or it is Freedom from None!”  We have our elections and then we must endure the decisions of those elected or the installed politicians and bureaucrats and deal with the ideologies they pursue.  We are forced to deal with and sometimes we must endure their governmental edicts.  They expect us to follow their mandates without resistance or question.  We have limited options as to how we are going to combat any nefarious infringements upon our liberties, freedoms, and inalienable rights.

Our 3rd President, Thomas Jefferson’s expressed view is one to which I ascribe.  He said in a letter to James Madison in 1787, “I own that I am not a friend of a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.”   I deeply appreciate the sentiments of Benjamin Franklin as published in Emblematical Representations in 1774.  He said, “The ordaining laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy.  An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.”

I also acknowledge the wisdom and warning in the words of James Madison in Federalist 48, 1788.  He said, “It will not be denied that power is an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.”  Then, the incredibly wise words of James Wilson, published in ‘Of the Study of the Law of the United States, 1790.’  He said, “Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression.  Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and become licentiousness.”  There must be a balance and reason for us to maintain the balance of power in our federal government. 

The world we now live in is a politically charged world that has embraced a climate of political correctness and is stifling the freedom of speech, thought, and religious beliefs of many.  The censorship by major internet players, social media outlets, and even Congress and the Courts is destroying the American spirit that propelled us to the greatness that produced one of if not the greatest republic on the planet. 

I will never forget that former President Barack Obama declared that American exceptionalism was a myth and proceeded to voice his anti-American worldview and sentiments in an apology tour of the world.  America was deemed to be founded on faulty principles and had become great on the backs of the oppressed. 

The demand for Freedom of expression and the right to protest by various segments of society is deemed a constitutional right. All the while repressing and censoring those holding conservative, Christian, and Constitutional Originalist. That condition is destroying us.  Freedom must be granted to all citizens, or none can be free. 

The objective view and desire of our founders were that everyone would enjoy those rights that were deemed God-given and therefore inalienable and untouchable by the federal government.  Politicians over the past one hundred years have demonstrated a political view that government is paramount, and we the people are secondary.  That limits freedom for some and ultimately endangers freedom for all.

If we desire to maintain our freedom and the constitutional guarantees our Founders provided, it is imperative that we actively engage in a measure of peaceful political activism.  What I mean is we must regularly, thoughtfully, factually, and consistently apply pressure on all elected officials to follow the Constitution not the preferences of any group of citizens. 

The Framers of our American Constitution exhibited incredible restraint and foresight.  They understood that for America to thrive and survive as a republic it must have more than a powerful central government.  They understood that an elected official was not immune from embracing tyrannical desires and views.  They understood that those individuals were mere human beings, not angels, and therefore subject to corruption and were not infallible. 

Those wise men attempted to fence in the political ruling class and divide governmental authority.  They gave Congress “19” and only nineteen specific powers that largely concerned taxation, coining money, and spending it on “the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States.”  Simply, Congress’s job was to keep America safe not become a totalitarian oligarchy that envisioned itself as a virtual god with unlimited powers.

The Constitution specifies that any powers not enumerated for the federal government were to be understood as belonging to the individual states and ultimately belonging to the citizens.  They sought to ensure that the republic would never be converted from “a limited government into an unlimited one.” 

Few politicians in Washington believe that or even understand that.  They demonstrate by their actions, legislation, and regulations that they believe their powers are unlimited.  They seem to believe that we the people should be eternally grateful for the tidbits they toss our way.  They have failed to remember that the United States of America is a republic established to operate as a Limited Government.  It is time that we remind them, all of them, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and any other segment of that fact.

The elections of 2020 are over, and the elections of 2022 are upon us.  The Republic needs her patriots to rise and engage in a measure of political activism to counter the activism of the toxic liberal worldview that desires the fundamental transformation of this nation. 

The only questions are can we do that without formal organization and delegated activities?  Can we achieve that as individual citizens or will we be forced to form a coalition of Freedom Loving Patriots who are willing to die for Freedom if required?  Can we pressure the elected oligarchs enough to cause them to fear losing the next election to elicit a change in their mindset and proper governance?  Time will tell and our efforts will dictate the outcome.

I am committed to praying for the nation as much as I was and maybe even more than before the election.  America needs the guidance of the Almighty and we need to return to our moral moorings as a people.  We have been a great nation and still are, but we can be greater only if we will draw a line in the sand and demand Constitutional governance.  Will you join me?

God bless you and God bless America!

FREEDOM MUST BE PRESERVED…


The elections of 2020 are passed, and the elections of 2022 are upon us.  As Americans, we must decide if we are going to continue as a Republic or not.  We were given an incredible system of government in the late 1700s, but we are in danger of allowing ourselves to become fundamentally transformed by those with an ideology antithetical to our founding. 

The fight for freedom is never just one election or a one-time event, but a perpetual effort.  The fight for liberty is not a fight for us individually or even this present generation but a fight for posterity.  Our founding fathers understood this reality, expressed it and took incredibly wise steps to provide a pathway to continued liberty through republicanism.

The founders and framers of our constitution and system of government understood the grave dangers of direct democracies and the incredible benefits and possibilities found in republics.  They objected to oligarchies, monarchies, and dictatorships, and sought to provide a government that could be of the people, by the people, and for the people. 

Any time humans attain power and position the tendency is to gravitate toward rulership and a corrupt mentality.  The insightful words of Lord Acton, the 19th-century British historian come to mind and should be remembered. He said, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  I believe that although there is an element of truth in that statement there is a reality that extends beyond it and speaks more fully to the issue.  That is, “Power does not corrupt; it heightens pre-existing ethical tendencies.”  Abraham Lincoln seemed to understand that reality when he said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

The issue of freedom and its antagonist, power can be noted in the Bible in the Gospel of John.  In John 11, the religious hierarchy was deeply disturbed by the miracles of Jesus and said, “If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.”  (v.48).  They were concerned with the loss of power, position, and prominence not the benefit of the people or mankind.  That is the same root that is prevalent in the world of politics, business, and virtually every segment of society.  The quest for control and power and the willingness to do whatever is necessary to maintain must be guarded against.

In America, we were provided a Constitution that identified what the government was permitted to do and specified that all else was off-limits.  The professional politicians who make up the bureaucracy in Washington and filled the Halls of Congress, many of the Courts, and the various Agencies of government want power. 

Our political system has evolved into a corrupt entity that focuses more on self-perpetuation than the benefit of the republic or the citizens.  We (the people) have become secondary and deemed uninformed as to what should transpire.  We provide the votes and the money for them to pursue their ambitions and if we receive a benefit in the process that is a bonus.  They believe we should be groveling grateful for any tidbit they toss us and should never question or complain.

I rediscovered a document that was published on January 19, 1961.  That document caught my attention and reminded me of the requirement each of us has in this fight for freedom.  Regardless of the purpose of the article, it makes several statements that are perpetually germane in the discussion and pursuit of freedom.  It was a statement by Earl W. Kintner, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission in a meeting with the Better Business Bureau of Memphis, Tennessee.  He said, “Freedom is difficult to define.  Yet a society dedicated to individualism must somehow perform this difficult task of definition if it is to survive.” 

I am convinced that if we are to maintain freedom and liberty in America, we must define what we desire to preserve.  If we do not know what we are trying to preserve how will we know if we have succeeded?  If we do not know what freedom is how will we take the proper steps to preserve or achieve it? 

Mr. Kintner went on to say, “A working concept of freedom must somehow equate the rights of one and the rights of many, the rights of the individual and the rights of society.  Too much deference to the rights of the individual produces anarchy; too much deference to the rights of the mass produces a faceless tyranny.  Obviously, a balance must be struck.”

I frequently hear people say, “Well we are a democracy, and the majority rules.”  I feel compelled to remind everyone, that we are not a direct democracy but a constitutional republic with a representative government.  Our founders detailed with incredible accuracy the dangers of being a direct democracy and the benefits of a republican form of government. 

That is why they provided the system of checks and balances in the three branches of government.  A distinction that corruption has blurred to our hurt.  They provided the electoral college system to ensure that each state has proper representation in the selection of the President.  A direct majority rule policy would relegate that selection to the East and West Coasts with pockets of large liberal Urban centers in the midsection of the nation.

Our political and economic systems are at their best when they allow the individual the greatest opportunity for unfettered self-improvement.  Strangling government regulations, exorbitant taxation, and loss of liberties such as speech, religion, self-defense, and movement all diminish freedom and open the door to tyranny. 

Freedom is not without obstacles and only as we take the proper steps to prevent political corruption from stripping us of our liberties can we remain free.  Today, we must decide if we will take those actions.  Our votes indicate our decision not our actions in the years to come will define our resolve.

Many of those who came to America, in the beginning, came in pursuit of religious liberty and to escape oligarchies and the tyranny of self-serving monarchs.  They persevered through some daunting obstacles and difficulties with an unshakable conviction that a society could be built based on God’s Word and His Laws.  For over 240 years America has enjoyed unprecedented freedom and liberty and over the past decade or so those liberties have become the target of the politically corrupt.

In our early years, there was evidence of spiritual revivals that helped America maintain a strong moral and spiritual value system that promoted personal accountability and responsibility.  There was a measure of self-reliance without viewing the self as omnipotent but in our respect for the moral values of the Bible, a strong work ethic, and the recognizable value placed on the family we thrived. 

Since the Great Society of LBJ, we have been traveling at light speed toward the disruption of those values, and today we are at a significant crossroads.  What road do we take?  Freedom and Liberty or do we acquiesce and surrender to the political power mongers and become enslaved without chains?

I pray that we will discover, before it is too late, that Freedom is not without a price and will unite in demanding that all politicians at all levels will honor the Constitution, respect our inalienable rights, and return to being a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  We have the power if we unite.  We have no power if we remain divided!

God bless you and God bless America!

RECLAIMING FREEDOM…


Now for another installment on Liberty and Freedom.   As we turn our attention to Monday, July 4th, our Independence Day, we need to evaluate the present state of affairs in America, in the government, society, and even the church.  It is my view and that of many others that America is in a crisis and needs to ‘reclaim’ our Freedom and our Land.  We need to return to our Moral Moorings and more than anything and return to God and our Christian Heritage. 

There are biblical principles involved and as we wade through this, I will attempt to identify several things I believe to be germane.  I hope to identify our condition.  I also hope that in some small measure I can identify how or why we got into this mess, and what, if anything, we can do to rectify it.  There is a solution.  I pray that addressing these issues will not result in diminishing or dampening anyone’s celebration of this incredible day in American History and that of the World.

If you do not agree that we need restoration, then what I have to say will not resonate with you.  However, if you see, what many of us see, and realize that our liberties and freedoms are being systematically stripped from us and our moral moorings as a nation have drifted, it may.  If you are interested in seeing America restored to our foundational base and be the Republic our Founders envisioned, then I invite you to take this journey with me.

I do not believe we can achieve or receive the fullness that our Founders envisioned, and God desires individually or nationally UNTIL… Until what?  Until we have followed His directives and placed ourselves in ‘right standing’ with Him, His Word, each other, and the Constitution.  I believe strongly in a biblical principle that ‘preparation always precedes blessing.’

In 2 Kings 3:16, the prophet Elisha gave some specific instructions to King Jehoshaphat as they prepared for battle with Moab.  He said, “make this valley full of ditches.”  Israel complied and the next morning water had filled the ditches.  Moab awoke and the glistening of the morning sun made the water appear as blood and they assumed that Israel had turned on each other and ran to the battlefield to collect the spoils of victory.  The result was a complete slaughter of Moab and a victory for Israel.  I use this example to demonstrate that when we do what God says, He provides.

Another example is in 2 Kings 4 where the prophet Elisha instructed the poor widow to borrow vessels.  She filled the house with borrowed utensils and the prophet poured them full UNTIL there were no more vessels.  The only limitation to her miracle was the number of vessels.  Her obedience or preparation enabled the man of God and God to do a miracle.  God will never go beyond our capacity or our obedience. 

In Matthew 12, Jesus identified some of the evidence of God’s Kingdom and Restoration, which can be applied to America and the restoration of our Freedoms and Liberties.  He called them Works.  He included the casting out of demons (trespassers on the promise), healing of the sick, and provided the reality that IF we follow God’s directives and seek to be realigned with His principles, purposes, and person, He will fulfill His promises. 

Our founding fathers expressed their realization that America came into existence because of the providence of God.  Today many in America believe we became what we became through our own strength and ability.  Some believe we achieved greatness as a nation on the backs of the less fortunate and our beginning was corrupt, and must be atoned for, and transformed.   I believe that even with our errors and sins in our beginning we originated for God’s purpose to be a catalyst to advance the Kingdom of God on this earth. 

In Matthew 12:25 our LORD declared something that is incredibly important spiritually, personally, and nationally.  He said, “Any kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”  We are divided in America beyond anything I ever envisioned could become a reality.  The hate and vitriol that is hurled about vehemently is eroding the foundation of our Republic and will be our destruction if not quelled.

We have a condition that can be identified as generational hatred.  It is being advanced and perpetuated to our hurt.  We have the systematic engendering of a brand of hate that hides cloaked in the claim of principle and justifies itself by attacking everyone and everything that disagrees.  Some claim to be constitutionalists and even conservative political idealists who have allowed personal animus toward particular candidates to cause them to join forces with those who would otherwise be deemed, enemies.  I suppose the philosophy “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” is applicable.  The result is division, estrangement, and the erosion of many freedoms and liberties.  The result will be the destruction of the Republic.

In Matthew 12:29, the Lord Jesus brought to light a reality that could easily be applied to our American predicament.  Jesus identified the strongman and in Luke 11 He expanded that and identified that this ‘strongman’ was fully armed.  The defeat of that strongman required one that was stronger to come in, disarm him, and reclaim what has been taken.  In America, the nefarious seekers of ‘fundamental transformation’ have divided us and weakened the fabric of our republic.  They have pitted us against each other when the objective of many on both sides of the equation is the best good for America. 

The problem lies in not understanding the result.  The problem lies in forgetting how we came into being and distorting the intent of our Founders as declared in the Declaration of Independence.  We have lost sight of our Creator, His Holiness, and His Provisions for us and become selfish and self-centered.  In many cases, we have lost sight of America and only viewed politics through the prism of our bias and personal ambitions.

Our Founding Fathers declared that they believed in self-evident truths.  Today’s academia and many political ideologues do not believe in ‘self-evident truth.’  They do not believe in a Creator. Therein is the problem.  When we eliminate the Creator, we also render ineffective if not null and void the idea of inalienable rights. 

I had a person that does not believe in God insist that they believe in inalienable rights.  I asked, “Where did those rights originate?”  He could not answer other than saying that they were either product of man’s desire or the gift of the government.  Yet, he claimed to believe in limited government, the constitution, and conservativism.  I am unable to connect those dots because, as our Founders declared, ‘these rights are endowed by the Creator upon man.’

God enabled America to become the Free Constitutional Republic for a purpose.  That purpose extends far beyond us being personally or nationally prosperous.  If material success and political prosperity are the purposes for our existence then we are prime candidates for greed, envy, covetousness, jealousy, ambition, and hate to prevail and destroy us. 

If there is no moral framework and mooring to which we attach our reason for existence, we will not seek the best good of everyone but our own interests.  I have heard all my life, “You have to look out for number one because no one else will.”  That is antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and contrary to the declarations of our Constitution, our Declaration of Independence, and the writings of our Founding Fathers. 

Our Founders and the Colonists believed that among those endowed rights was the Right to Life.  Therefore, we must ask, “What is Life?”  That would take a book to detail, but it is more than just breathing.  It is more than possessions.  It is the ability to pursue your purpose without undue restriction and regulation by a centralized power structure that seeks to dominate. 

They announced that there was the right to Liberty.  It is necessary to ask, “What is Liberty?”  It is more than not being in jail, prison, or chains.  The word carries the idea of Freedom, and that freedom must begin on the inside.  If I am Free on the Inside, then even if I were in chains, I remain Free.  Government cannot give me that, it comes as an endowment of our Creator.  Then, the right to Pursue Happiness.  But “What is Happiness?”  I contend you cannot have that quality of life unless you are allowed to live free.

We have talked about the vision of the Founders and even identified some of our conditions in the loss of liberty and freedom.  However, we have not begun to address the How, the Why, and the Remedy.

I believe those things can be capsuled in the reality that we have been deceived into believing that a benevolent elitist governmental hierarchy can provide those things for us or are charged with doing so.  Ignorance is the first step toward enslavement politically. It is tragic, but we have become ignorant of the devices of the devil politically. 

We have allowed the politicians to watch over the matter of government without giving the constitutionally mandated oversight.  Our ignorance as to what they have and are doing, coupled with our being ignorant of our authority and power has enabled the devious to become a ‘strongman’ taking over our house (America).

We can see the needed Restoration.  But that will not be a reality unless we return to the moral moorings of our beginning.  We can see Restoration, but only if we invest ourselves in the oversight of government and cease to allow the politicians to manage the politics of the nation.  We can see Restoration if we stop allowing the desired division promoted by the devious to thrive. 

If a restored America is our desire, then we need to take note of all politicians and parties that seek to weaken our Constitution, infringe upon our inalienable rights, and force us to comply with edicts that violate our conscience, conviction, and faith.

I believe that all who believe in God must become intercessors and as intercessors do the following: 

  • Repent for our own sins and failures. 
  • Repent for the sins of the nation. 
  • Recognize what Jesus did for us at Calvary. 
  • Recognize that the devil wants America destroyed. 
  • Recognize that the devil has no power over us or America UNLESS he finds some legal ground within which he can operate. 

Therefore, Repentance is Required, even if we are not personally guilty of those sins that give the enemy of Freedom opportunity.

I see a deeply divided and troubled America and that causes me great sadness and concern.  I know in my heart of hearts that if we continue this hate-filled decline into degeneracy and division we will witness the end of the Republic.  I believe that to support an ideology, candidate, or political agenda that weakens our moral moorings infringes upon our liberties and rights, and denies the right to Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness is to abet and enable our own destruction. 

Therefore, I ask that you consider becoming an intercessor and pray for America.  I ask that you become involved in the process.  I ask that you carefully consider every candidate, and governmental proposal considering how it affects our Freedom, Liberty, and the ability to pursue Happiness.  I ask that you PRAY and then VOTE!

God bless you and God bless America!

DEFENDING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS…


Now for our second installment on focusing on Liberty, Freedom, and the Free Constitutional Republic, we have been blessed with.  I feel the need to remind everyone of what Independence Day truly means. It is far more than fireworks, hot dogs, apple pie, and a long weekend. It is about Freedom!

I am saddened by the prevalent hate, vitriol, paranoia, and anger in today’s world. We are standing on the precipice of destruction and most can only see the presence or absence of their preferences and view all who oppose them as mortal enemies. I see that even among those professing to believe in the Bible, Jesus, and identify as Christian. We are in a dangerous place and only God can change that.

Now, to the topic of today. I do not know about you, but I consider defending our Constitutional Rights and Freedoms a prime objective and responsibility of every freedom-loving American.  Any politician who is willing to bypass the Constitution and strip us of our inalienable rights is not a friend of mine nor America.  Any politician that attempts to sell the ‘snake oil’ solution of giving up liberty in hopes that the government can issue an edict that will keep us safe, is not my friend or a friend of the Constitution. 

Every politician elected to a national office is required to take an oath to both protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.  They are not afforded the luxury or privilege to cherry-pick which part of that document they protect or defend.  They are required by the Constitution and by moral decency to honor all of it whether they like what it says or not.  That is how we have survived for over 240 years and how we will continue if we do. 

Some accused me of being a Trump cultist and a Trump apologist and insisted that I never criticized anything he did.  That was and is blatantly false.  Today I am going to once again call into question an action that his administration pursued.  An action that administrations before him pursued. That action was the push by the federal government for tech companies to give the government ‘backdoor access’ to encrypted applications on our phones, computers, etc.  In my view, is questionable for several reasons.  I am concerned about the violation or potential violation of our constitutional right of protection from ‘unreasonable search and seizure.’ 

Some argue, that if it keeps us safe from one terrorist attack then it is worth it.  That is the same argument for ‘gun control’ but rejected when it comes to abortion or securing the border.  It is cherry-picking.  The words of Benjamin Franklin echo in my mind.  He said, “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”  I know the word ‘deserve; is a bit harsh, but the truth is that if we give up liberty hoping for safety, we will end up with neither.  The country and the constitution will suffer as a result.

Encryption is the process used to encode data to prevent unwanted third parties from accessing a user’s personal profile.  The algorithms for encryption are many and varied, but their intended purpose is to protect you and me from the nefarious intrusion into our privacy and personal information.  Smartphones and computers utilize encryption to permanently lock our data in case of theft or if an unauthorized individual attempts to access our devices. 

Of course, those are not always successful, and hackers also use algorithms to break the codes and steal our personal data.  Viruses such as hackers have used the infamous Ryuk ransomware to successfully encrypt the files and steal information from hundreds of businesses around the world. 

I can appreciate the government wanting to protect us from terrorists, they should.  I want them to be able to do just that.  However, if they ignore the privacy of private law-abiding citizens and violate our constitutional rights, is that the right approach?  Sadly, my concerns are realities in today’s national intelligence communities. They are watching is more than we know and if we knew we would be horrified.

Terrorist organizations use apps like Telegram which features end-to-end encryption to communicate with each other and disseminate their radical propaganda.  That is dangerous and must be addressed.  Hackers and drug dealers also use that application for their diabolical purposes to communicate and safeguard their information.  If it is documented or there is reasonable suspicion that there is criminal activity then a warrant from the courts could and should be used, but not blanket access by the government. Of course, ‘reasonable’ sometimes becomes subjective and misused.

I realize that it is ancient history but in the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California we have an example of the dilemma and difficulty posed for the government and its citizens.  The Islamist Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik took fourteen lives and injured twenty-two more in their attack.  Those terrorists deserved no protection.

Again, I know this is ancient history, but still relevant.  During the investigation, the FBI recovered Farook’s work phone, the iPhone5C, but was unable to unlock the device.  They requested Apple to create software that would allow them to access the iPhone of Farook.  Apple refused to do so, and a third party helped the FBI unlock the iPhone, but the information retrieved was limited. 

Apple’s refusal escalated the discussion of where the line should be drawn between National Security and Consumer Privacy.  That is an especially important line and one that is not always easily distinguishable.  I am very much interested in protecting against terrorists and incredibly determined to maintain our Constitutional Rights.  That is the kind of issue that could keep me awake at night.  Being torn is an understatement. 

Edward Snowden leaked information about the expansive and extensive government surveillance.  I am not trying to defend or condemn him, but the revelation was troubling and the extent to which ‘big brother’ is watching is concerning.  With the immense arsenal of the federal government to spy on citizens, the encryption issue may sound almost moot, but is it? 

The loss of privacy by law-abiding American citizens should always be a concern.  Let me offer a scenario and you decide how far you think the government should be able to go in its quest for information. 

If the government can deem that it has the right to all personal information and private communications for national security purposes what is next?  Could that not also argue that they have the right to control and determine what technological devices and technology we are allowed to utilize?  Could they not seek to be allowed to audit all our personal files on our home computers, tablets, or any other encrypted device at any moment for any reason?  All in the name of national security?  Before you say, “Well I have nothing to hide so go ahead, what is to prevent some nefarious ideologue from twisting things for their purposes?”  Are you confident that would not happen?

The conundrum is that we, as private citizens, want to be safe and protected but we also want to maintain our constitutional right to privacy.  Our current legal system is based on the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.  I fear that allowing unfettered access by the federal government to backdoor encryption will violate our personal privacy to the point that we will find ourselves not only unsafe but under the thumb of the tyrannical elitists in government who want total control.  I do not want America to become another China or any other despotic country where people no longer have true freedom.

Yes, I am perplexed and troubled over this and many other things.  However, I continue to stand for the Constitution and our inalienable rights and freedoms.  I also stand staunchly for discovering any criminal and terrorist and prosecuting them to the full extent of the law.  It is a perplexing situation and one that is not easily answered but with the push of the Left toward Total Control and Socialism, I fear for the personal freedom of all citizens. 

God bless you and God bless America is my prayer.  Lord, please keep us free while keeping us safe!

THE PRICELESSNESS OF FREEDOM…


I will be presenting articles connected to our National Independence through the end of the first week of July. I feel compelled to rehearse our Independence, Liberty, and Inalienable Rights.   

Independence Day, July 4th is a special day in American and World History.  It is a testimony of God’s Providence and Power as well as the resolve of the colonist desiring freedom.  Long before the first shots were fired at Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, the seeds of Independence and Freedom had been sown in the hearts of many in the American colonies. 

Our struggle for Freedom stretched from 1775-1783 (and in many ways has extended to 2022).  There are many examples of the Providence of God and all of them are inspiring.  In April 1775, the armed conflict began at Lexington and Concord with the ‘shot heard around the world.’  France entered the revolution in 1778, siding with the American colonist and shifting the war from an internal civil war into an international conflict. 

When the British surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, America had effectively won independence, but the war did not formally end until 1783.  Prior to the war, the colonists led by George Washington, John and Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, and John Jay among others detailed their grievances to the British Crown in September 1774.  Their efforts were summarily dismissed and were ignored.  In May 1775 they met again to authorize further action, but by that time fighting had already begun. 

The Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia adding Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to the mix.  Those delegates voted to form a Continental Army and appointed George Washington as the Commanding General to lead the military efforts of the colonies.  The Battle of Bunker Hill inflicted heavy damage on the British forces led by General William Howe. The British won the battle, but it gave hope and impetus to the American cause inspiring them to continue their struggle for freedom. 

By June of 1776, the war was in full bloom, and on July 4th the Continental Congress voted to adopt the edited version of the Declaration of Independence.  That document was the work of a five-man committee including Franklin, John Adams, and Jefferson.  Thomas Jefferson is credited with being the most significant contributor and the author of that illustrious and powerful document.  The British response was to send a fleet of over 34,000 troops to New York to crush the insurrection. 

The British routed the colonial army on Long Island and forced Washington to retreat and evacuate New York in September 1776.  Washington later shocked the British with a surprise attack in Trenton, New Jersey, on Christmas night and won a victory that reinvigorated the enthusiasm and hope of freedom in the troops and colonists.  By the fall of 1781, the American forces had forced Cornwallis to withdraw to the Yorktown peninsula in Virginia.  Washington moved against Yorktown with 14,000 troops and 26 French warships which trapped the British blocking their retreat.  Cornwallis was forced to surrender on October 19, 1781. 

At the surrender, General Cornwallis claimed illness and send his second, Charles O’Hara to formally surrender.  O’Hara approached the French General Rochambeau to surrender his sword, but the Frenchman deferred to Washington who nodded to his second, Benjamin Lincoln to accept the sword.  One slight was met with another, and the spirit of pride and independence has long lived in the hearts of Americans and is part of what has made America the Great Nation she has been and still is.

Today, America is standing at another crossroads in our history and the entire world is watching.  This nation has long been known, as the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.  We have long been viewed as a beacon of enduring hope, and a place of genuine promise.  On Ellis Island, Lady Liberty stands with her torch raised high and immigrants from all walks of life and all over the globe come and see that as a beacon of hope.  The American Dream was alive and has been thriving for over 240 years and is now in the crosshairs of destruction and fundamental transformation. 

Is the American Dream dead?  I hope not!  I am proud to be an American and proudly honor the flag that waves over this land and provides the symbol that declares our belief in Life, Liberty, and the right to pursue Happiness.  Former President Barack Obama went on a world tour apologizing for America and decrying the idea of American exceptionalism.  I took was first angered by that then wept bitterly that the American people would allow a person that had such a negative view of this nation to be president. I still weep and fight against the rage within when anyone verbally or visibly disrespects this nation, the land of my birth. 

Tragically, many seem to have forgotten where we came from and what has made this nation the Great Beacon of Hope she has been for more than two centuries.  We did not become a superpower and a great nation by osmosis or accident.  It was the result of following the principles of liberty espoused in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution and embraced by our Founders.  It was more than simply having great ideas that have made America great.  I believe that America has been great, in part, because it has embraced good and followed key moral and biblical principles.

Have we failed and sinned, at times?  Yes!  Have we fallen short of the founding principles, at times?  Yes!  But America has been an international defender of freedom, and often a rescuer in times of crisis.  I would never insist that we have always made the right choices, acted morally or rightly, and pursued the right things with the right motives.  If I were to argue that, it would be an insult to history.  However, our core principles and constitution are based on the right, the good, and the moral, and provide the pathway to being and doing right.  That has dramatically changed.

I contend that during this upcoming celebration of our Independence we remember that freedom must be passed as a legacy from generation to generation.  We must never lose sight of the reality that we are always one generation away from losing our freedom and liberty.  Essentially, we are always one election away from despotism, tyranny, and fundamental transformation. 

Key elements such as hard work, willingness to risk, and daring to dream have been key factors in our success but are not the real reason for our greatness as a republic.  Our real source of greatness is found in our recognition of our Creator and His granting us providence and inalienable rights that we have defended.  At our beginning, we dedicated ourselves to the purposes of God and until more recent history have honored God as the true source of many of our blessings.  We have drifted from those moorings and if we want to keep America great and free, we must return to our founding principles. 

That is why I will vote in November and in every election to keep America free and therein keep America great.  I will vote against the globalists, liberals, progressives, and socialists who want to strip from us our freedoms and liberties and become our overlords.  I will vote to defeat every candidate that is advancing a globalist, godless agenda.

God bless you and God bless America!

THE MOTIVE FULLY EXPOSED…


I purposefully left out of my title what I am talking about hoping that I can address a critical issue without the censors taking my headline and placing it in File Thirteen without any examination of my arguments.  I doubt that will work because, in today’s ideologically charged world, ideas are crimes if they disagree with the toxic ideology of those seeking to fundamentally transform our republic.  Disagree with the Leftists Woke Agenda and beware, you will be a target for eradication or elimination.

What is the motive that has been fully exposed?  Actually, there is more than one that has been exposed but the motive behind all of them has the same root.  That root is Totalitarian Control and pressing the populace into compliance.  After all, those in power know better what we need and even what we want than we, right?  They are, in their minds, far wiser than the founding fathers, all voters, and even God.  Well, if they believed in God, they would think they were wiser than He.

I will address two topics in separate blog posts, with more in the hopper, but those two are at the forefront of my concern for our Liberty in America.  What are they?  The Transitory Plan to eliminate fossil fuels and force us into the New Green Energy and electric vehicles.  I will also address the push to totally eliminate the 2nd Amendment. The plan is to strip citizens of their Rights and make all firearms illegal except for the government and the bodyguards of the elitist.  Both, have far-reaching implications regarding our republic and our inalienable rights in all areas. 

I am convinced that this administration is purposefully creating hardships in America for sinister purposes. Those hardships are unnecessary and unwarranted, but needful and useful for them to forcefully advance their agenda.  They are no longer willing to take the years needed to erode our liberties and slowly achieve their objectives.  They seem to fear that their window of opportunity is short, and believe that they must move rapidly or else they will lose the opportunity.  I believe they are right, to a degree, but with the spinelessness of the GOP in recent history, I am not sure there is a need for urgency is present. 

Fuel prices have soared since the inauguration of Joe Biden and the Senate loss by the GOP.  Upon entering office, Joe Biden, as promised or threatened, re-entered the Paris Climate Accord, canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline, halted leasing programs in ANWR, and issued a sixty-day halt on all new oil and gas leases and drilling permits on federal lands and waters.  That was catastrophic for our energy production and facilitated the astronomical price hikes Americans felt and feel at the pumps as they fuel their automobiles. 

The Forbes brothers revealed some disturbing information on a news program regarding the amount of oil in the ground in the United States.  What was said, is nothing short of incredible and reveals the diabolical nature of what is transpiring.  The U.S. Geological Service released a report in 2008 (not updated since 1995) revealing that in the western portion of North and South Dakota and the eastern portion of Montana, the Bakken holds an estimated 503 million barrels of oil untapped.

Couple that with the U.S. Oil Discovery – Largest Reserve in the World Stansberry Report Online released in 2006 we find that hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains there are more than Two Trillion Barrels of untapped oil.  Yes, I said Two Trillion! That is more oil within our borders than is known in the rest of the world.  What could the possible motivation be for not extracting that oil and making it available to Americans?  That circles back to the title and their motivation.  It is sinister!

Now, let me address a shortage that few are even aware of, and I believe you will begin to see if you do not already the motive.  China can bring America to its knees without invading Taiwan and controlling the world’s microchip production.  They can and are doing it by curbing the export of urea and other exports. 

Urea is a product used in fertilizer, which has almost doubled in the past year, but it goes beyond that and is even more devastating.  By reducing the amount of Diesel Exhaust Fuel (DEF) our transportation industry is in dire straits.  That will impact food shortages to the point of making famine almost a guaranteed eventuality.  DEF is an emissions liquid required by the EPA in diesel engines manufactured after 2010 to reduce emissions.  Without it, many trucks would not be allowed to travel at more than 5 MPH or even be started.  We are finding shortages across America of this product.  The motive, what could it be?

I read a sarcastic response proposing that a possible solution would be to use human urine with contains about 2% urea.  It was suggested that a mere sixteen gallons of human pee would infuse two hundred gallons of road diesel for the delivery of needed goods.  Let us consider that possible solution.  The average human excretes about 800-2,000 milliliters of urine daily.  That would equate to about a gallon every three days.  We need about 37.6 million tons of urea which are projected to double by 2027.  So, I guess we should all start collecting our pee.  Yes, I am being factitious but then, am I?

Joe Biden has acknowledged that they desire to transition to Green Energy and Electric vehicles ASAP.  The administration’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm made an astounding admission that reveals their agenda.  She said, “We are going to get to this clean energy economy.  One hydroelectric project, one solar panel, one wind turbine, one geothermal project, one advanced nuclear reactor, one electric vehicle, one battery at a time.” 

The United States depends on fossil fuels for more than 80% of its energy consumption.  She acknowledged that Americans are paying exorbitant gas prices and that it is unlikely that there will be any forthcoming relief.  She said, “The Department of Energy has an energy information administration, which is an objective entity that does analysis projecting the prices of gasoline.  They said that things might stabilize by the end of this year, but the price of gas is likely to remain above four dollars a gallon.” 

Joe Biden used an executive order to destroy our fossil fuel industry and effectively canceled the much-needed Keystone XL Pipeline.  His other actions resulted in soaring gas prices and the trickle-down that became a flood of destruction to our economy and has created hardships and shortages that will only grow worse.  Secretary Grandholm believes, as do the purveyors of this agenda that the soaring prices will pay dividends in securing their objective.  She said, “Ultimately, this price hike that we are seeing globally will likely remain high.  We want to make sure that at the same time that we are calling upon an increase in supply, that we are also accelerating our future to clean energy solution.”  (Emphasis mine).

Joe Biden admitted to a Japanese audience that the high gas price, largely created by his actions, is a tremendous shift away from reliance on fossil fuels.  He dissed the pain we are feeling and said that the prices are a necessary part of an “incredible transformation that will make us stronger and less reliant on such fuels.”  No more hiding by the Leftists pushing us toward their agenda. 

The blatant refusal to consider technological solutions to reduce Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere, an objective that they demand is necessary, is telling.  We have technologies that would do that very thing and allow us to enjoy the benefits of the God-given resource of fossil fuels available under our soil in America.  What is their motive?  It is Totalitarian Control and unless they can force us into an economic condition where we are totally dependent on the federal government, they fail.  That brings me to the next topic, Gun Control, and the Second Amendment.  I will address that in another blog, but they are already at work with the help of RHINOs in the Senate and the House.

Wake up America and let us unite to restore our Republic to the Free Constitutional Republic it was created to be and secure our Freedoms and Inalienable Rights.  

God bless you and God bless America!

HANG ON TO YOUR HATS, THE RIDE IS JUST BEGINNING…


I have been shouting it from the rooftops to everyone who might listen that the Left will unleash chaos, confusion, and hell before the mid-term elections trying to stave off the potential losses they face.  They will leave no stone unturned, and nothing will be off the table.  They will demonstrate their willingness to destroy anyone and everything that threatens their hold on power in government. 

The SCOTUS ruling on abortion, the potential of overturning Roe v. Wade as a federal mandate and returning it to the States is one issue they will push to the limit.  Why Chief Justice Roberts is delaying is suspect. The fearmongering that is at the root of the claim that this is the first step in banning interracial marriage and things like that are blatant fabrications designed to create paranoia, hate, and fear.  They are not real and anyone with the IQ of a watermelon would know that.  I do not mean to insult watermelons. 

I have predicted that one of two things or a combination of both would happen regarding the COVID pandemic in the summer before the November elections.  I have believed they will either declare it defeated or there will be the unleashing of a new strain or variant and send shockwaves of fear into the hearts of millions.  Guess what?  The Biden administration recently suggested that we need to brace for a new wave of COVID in the fall.  Amazing, isn’t it?  The predictability of politicians does not require one to be a soothsayer, just pay attention.

They offer almost zero information regarding this new threat and have predicted that up to one hundred million Americans, almost one-third of the population could become infected.  That is unless Congress provides more funding for more vaccines and other treatments which have not prevented infection but will magically do so under the guidance of the Democrat Party.  Now, they seem to have found a more palatable tool to send shock waves of fear and paranoia through the hearts – Gun Violence.

I recently saw a suggestion that the Republicans have the power to fix the Government if they win in November.  The truth is both parties have the power to fix what is wrong in the government but neither party truly wants to do that.  At least, not the cadre of establishment politicians in positions of leadership and authority.  They want their brand of power.  I will say that the overall position of the Republicans is more pro-America than that of the Democrats, so I will pray for them to regain power.

If the polls and public sentiment do not shift dramatically by the November elections the Republicans will likely reclaim the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Will they win a super-majority?  I do not know and have doubts, but they will be in a position to be the much-needed brakes on a runaway rogue administration that is enacting edicts that are destroying our Republic.  Will they be that?  I can only hope.

One of the major tools the Republicans could use if they reclaim the House of Representatives is found in the Constitutional proviso that declares Congress holds the power of the purse.  Our present Constitution, largely ignored by many in politics and the public makes that clear.  Article I, Section 7, Clause 1 clearly states – “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments on other Bills.” 

The requirement is that all bills must pass both Houses of Congress in identical form or be amended and passed by joint resolution.  Only what is in the bill and sent to the president for signature become law.  That is the method the GOP could use to fix much of what is wrong. They could engage in fiscal restraint and constraint.  Will they do that?  Not likely, because the Republicans have been guilty as the Democrats in spending for their own benefit.

It is time to fix the Department of Education. The best solution might be to end it and return it to the States.  It is time to deal with this spending nightmare and stop just slowing the rate of increase in spending but actually cutting spending.  With the budgetary process followed in today’s government, there are almost universal built-in increases in spending.  If that is 10 percent and they make it 5 percent, they tell us they cut spending but actually, they only slowed the increase.  Spending still went up by 5 percent.  Time to go to zero-based budgeting and start at zero every year and justify every cent spent.

I would argue that Jim Jordan as Speaker of the House would result in a smaller government than Kevin McCarthy who is an entrenched establishment politician.  The Republicans could pass a single appropriations bill rather than the endless omnibus spending bills we have been exposed to for a long time now.  Congress has chosen the omnibus path to protect its members from public scrutiny and having to keep their campaign promises to reduce spending.  It is time for that to end!

We have an Internal Revenue Service, which is anything but a service for the people that have become weaponized politically against constitutionalists and conservatives.  If the GOP’s victory in November becomes a potential tsunami as some believe there are some mandatory priorities that must be pursued.  They should immediately revise the civil-service laws that prevent them from removing incompetent and corrupt bureaucrats from their positions. 

There should be an immediate and dramatic cut in funding for every federal bureaucracy and massive restructuring of other agencies such as the CDC, NIH, FBI, CIA, and IRS.  The Internal Revenue Service and the tax code need immediate attention.  We watched Lois Lerner walk free even after documented corruption and criminality under Loretta Lynch’s DOJ.

This will make some angry, but the corruption in many activist groups such as BLM and the spending by politicians to facilitate their activities must be addressed.  The millions spent by Patrisse Cullors; the co-founder of the group must be addressed.  I find it interesting that the Elias Law Group which supposedly took control of the books of BLM is now missing from the listing of that group’s registration filings in Florida and Oklahoma.  The Elias Group was deeply involved in rigging election laws for the Left.

The IRS looks the other way when there are violations of the law by the Left but becomes laser-focused when it is a conservative or Christian group.  The allowed bypasses of the law for tax-exempt organizations to contribute their resources to election campaigns is too blatant to ignore and Congress needs to step up to the plate, take responsibility, and do their job to fix it.  A great fix would be to go to a flat tax and virtually eliminate the IRS.

However, with the information now available it appears that the biggest crooks uncovered in the Durham investigation are the FBI. Will anything be done?  It is unlikely and it is also doubtful that the FBI will uncover the leaker of the preliminary vote of the SCOTUS with any substance.  They will probably react as they did to the anomalies and violations that occurred in the last election.  If it reveals a crime by the Leftists, it is a nothing burger to them.  But, let a conservative, Republican, or Christian take a stand in opposition to the ideology of the Left they find it easy to uncover what happened.

However, I continue to see small rays of sunshine like the SCOTUS voting 9-0 regarding the flying of a Christian flag in Boston.  Also, the Vermont schools widely displayed the BLM flag beside the American flag in the wake of George Floyd’s death.  That was blatantly illegal but okay because it fit the agenda and ideology of the Left.  The painting of BLM on the road in front of the Vermont State House was a direct violation of the law.  Using taxpayer funds was deemed okay and any protest was deemed rooted in racism.

Students can wear gay pride T-shirts to school but not one that says, “There are only two genders” or one that displays Bible Quotes.  But those are tips of the iceberg of the divide, the disinformation, and misinformation being pursued in today’s America.  It is time that we return to our moral moorings and return to the Bible and God for guidance in our interpersonal relationships.  It is time to stop fanning the flames of hate and return to civil discourse.  It is okay to disagree.  It is not okay to allow hate to drive us to destruction.

God bless you and God bless America!

WAGGING THE DOG…


I have been labeled so many things, being labeled a conspiracist for what I am about to say will simply be another in the extensive list of monikers that have been ascribed.  I have reached a place in my life where although I care what people think, I realize it means little in the scheme of things.  Truth is far more important than someone’s opinion of me.  Sounding the alarm when there is danger is far more important than trying to protect my image.  That does not mean I seek to be purposefully caustic.  I do not! 

I like to be liked and enjoy feeling wanted and even needed, but when I see my nation heading down the slippery slope of destruction, how can I be silent?  If you disagree with my observations or my warnings, that is your prerogative and right.  If you wish to write your own blog dissecting my assertions, that is within your right, so go for it. 

However, if you are genuinely concerned about America and desire to keep our Constitutional Republic the Free Republic it was established and designed to be, I ask that you consider my observations. 

When I speak of ‘Wagging the Dog’ or ‘The Tail Wagging the Dog’ I am referring to the sleight of hand used by politicians to divert our attention away from what is really happening or the true objective.  The phrase usually refers to something important or powerful being controlled by something less so.  It has been a tactic used by politicians and presidents to distract from and hid the truth.  I believe that we are possibly witnessing a massive ‘Wag the Dog’ in the traumas of today’s America.

We have some profoundly serious and real problems in America!  That is an understatement!  Those problems include economic issues that are on the brink of being catastrophic.  We have energy issues that are dangerously close to rendering people incapable of working, traveling, or conducting most of life’s business in person.  We have moral issues that are shredding any semblance of sanity and/or safety for our children.  We have violence issues that are so horrific that many hearts are failing them for fear of what they see happening. 

Those are horrific, dangerous, disruptive, and difficult, but are they the real issues or the real objective?  I suggest that, while they are, in themselves, each terrible and need to be addressed, they might only be hiding the true agenda from public sight.  If I am right, then we will see more and more of the kinds of things we have been seeing and each will transcend the previous making us more willing to embrace governmental control.  Could it be that is the objective?

Gun violence is beyond terrible and when it involves innocent and defenseless children it is doubly horrific.  The politicization of mass shootings inspiring a call for a total ban on firearms, disseminating false information, and fanning the flames of paranoia is, I believe, only a tool or a pathway to an objective.  The demand for immediate action that is not thought out and surpasses reason is drawing out those with any measure of celebrity making them experts.  Doing something due to a lack of understanding of the real problem only exacerbates the problem.

I saw that Coach K of Duke University made the statement that the desire to own an automatic weapon is disgusting.  He went on to expose his ignorance on the issue and the firearms being used calling them ‘automatic’ when in fact both the pistols and rifles used have been ‘semi-automatic’ not ‘automatic.’  We have a ban on automatic weapons, and it requires a very expensive and difficult to obtain a license to own one.  Coach, I respect your right to an opinion and preference but before you open your mouth, please know what you are talking about.

Sadly, this is not relegated to guns it is spreading to all sectors of our society and all the issues we are facing.  Those who are devotees of Climate Change and Green Energy seldom speak with facts regarding fossil fuels but out of fear, and paranoia, and become rabid in their attacks on anyone disagreeing.  We need fossil fuel, and it is the most readily available and reliable source of energy we have.  We can develop alternative energy, but the indefensible position that if we do not do so immediately, we will destroy the planet is false.

Those who demand the right to abort a baby regardless of the stage of development in the womb insist that failure to allow unlimited abortion is an assault on women and will cost lives.  Seriously?  Cost lives?  What about the sixty-three plus million babies that have lost their lives due to abortion?  I know that is a hot topic that will get me banned from social media, but that entity in the mother’s womb is a baby and if we value life, how do we devalue that life in favor of convenience and choice?

The Bible makes a powerful statement in John 8:32 – “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”  The absolute best defense against error regardless of what we are speaking.  Truth is factually accurate and remains constant and absolute.  The best method of detecting counterfeit money is to become unshakably familiar with the real.  When you know the truth, you find detecting the false reasonably easy.

However, the master deceiver of all times and those schooled in his tactics sometimes present distortions that make it difficult to discern the truth.  I am convinced that ignorance of our true history in America, real science, and the Bible make us easy targets for deception.  

I want to always be compassionate and as understanding as possible.  I want to heal the hurts of others whenever possible.  I want to love everyone as unconditionally as possible.  But, if I attempt to demonstrate love, compassion, and understanding by allowing that which is dangerous and harmful to become the acceptable norm, I am neither loving, compassionate, nor understanding.  If I do that then I am participating in the abuse that they bring.

Governmentally we are, too often, played like pawns on a chessboard.  We become useful tools to advance their objective.  If they can distract us, ‘Wag the Dog’ and cause our fear and sense of guilt to reach the point of surrender and plea for them to take control, we lose freedom. 

I believe that many, if not most or all, of the issues prevalent in today’s world, are either manipulations, ‘Wag the Dog’ ploy or examples of ‘never let a crisis go to waste’ tactic.  If we believe in Freedom, we must pay attention.  If we believe in God, we must engage in intercessory prayer.  If we believe in inalienable rights, we must demand that all politicians regardless of political affiliation honor, protect, and defend the Constitution and the Rule of Law.  Failure to do so will produce a result none but those in power will like.

God bless you and God bless America!

WE NO LONGER HAVE THE LUXURY OF APATHY…


I have contended for a very long time that the reason we are in the position and condition we are in today is because of apathy.  Well, that is part of the problem the most significant is our abandonment of moral sanity and God, but apathy is a prime reason.  I do not mean apathy on the part of politicians or the political ruling class of elitists, but the apathy demonstrated and manifested by the general public and too much of the Christian Church.  You may discount the last part or all of what I have just stated, but if you examine what is happening in today’s America and much of the world, you must admit, that something is terribly wrong.

We are being invaded and are experiencing a war inside the borders of the United States of America.  It is not a declared war by Congress, the White House, or the Media but it is a war, nonetheless.  People are being killed, bullied, harassed, and endangered and it is not getting better.  The policies of the current administration piled on the heap of previous bad policies of presidential administrations and Congresses are bearing fruit.  The fruit is bad, and the results are bad.  I believe that most of it could have been averted had it not been for widespread apathy.

I am appalled at the increasing number of deaths as a result of this invasion.  I am stunned at how much territory is being ceded to the invaders directly or indirectly.  I am horrified by the increasing number of rapes, executions, and a level of fear that is being instilled in the hearts of our citizens.  There were and are things we could and can do, but apathy allows it to continue while complaining but not becoming engaged enough to bring it to a halt.

We have at least two million illegals entering the United States each year.  If that is extrapolated over the next decade, we will have over twenty million more illegals inside our borders.  How many will that bring the total to?  Estimates by government entities are that we have about eleven million here now and that would bring us to about twenty million.  I believe some of the more honest evaluations that we probably have upwards of forty million now and will have 60-80 million in ten years. 

Couple that with the desire, design, and plan of the followers of globalism and toxic liberalism to give them the right to vote as Citizens of the World our elections will forever be moot.  Those seeking to transform America will have won and even if we awaken from our apathy, it will be too late to recover.  Those who desire constitutionalism and conservatism, or republicanism will be deemed threats to society, and efforts to reeducate or eliminate us will be forthcoming.  Is that paranoia?  I sincerely hope so and hope that I am wrong, but the statistical data available suggest that my concerns are not unfounded.

We have endured the cries to ‘defund the police’ and the Leftists have embraced the idea that the police are systemically racists and not worthy of our support.  Are there bad eggs in police departments across this land?  Of course, but there are bad actors in every segment of society.  By and large, the police do a good job fulfilling the thankless task of keeping the peace and protecting us. 

In 2020 when the ‘defund the police’ craze reached its zenith murders of Black people (mostly by other Black people) increased by 32%.  That is appalling and should send chills down every spine.  If it happened in that community can any of us feel safe?  The number of carjackings and thefts has skyrocketed.  The number of home invasions has escalated as weak-willed DAs have positioned themselves on the side of the offenders.  Rapes, murders, muggings, assaults, and other violent crimes are increasing exponentially due to bad rhetoric and policies. 

Apathy has created a situation where few criminals are arrested and brought to justice.  The statistical data is that 54% of reported violent crimes are unsolved.  Unfortunately, many of them are charged with lesser crimes and released with or without bail and continue their violent acts of terror. 

This type of activity can be corrected, but not without a major attitude adjustment on the part of Politicians, District Attorneys, Media, Ministers, and the Public.  We have to become willing to back those tasked with enforcing our laws and lose our fear of retaliation and report what we see and know.  We have to demand from our politicians that they secure our borders allowing only those who follow the legal pathway of immigration are allowed to come and remain.  We must demand from our politicians that they follow the Constitution and the Rule of Law.  We must evict any that will not do so.

We have shrugged our shoulders at the dangers of ‘Woke-ism’ and ‘Political Correctness.’  Those following the agenda of the followers of those ideologies desire power and control.  Hate is driving a wedge between Americans making civil discourse impossible.  Hate is irrational and Anathema to Freedom. 

Apathy has placed millions in a vacuum where they are afraid of offending the Woke crowd.  Apathy has allowed politicians to seek to make any rejection of their toxic diatribe and rhetoric a crime.  We have elevated the feelings of the few to a higher status than the inalienable rights of all.  If Freedom of Speech is not extended to everyone it effectively becomes a weapon and destroys our Liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and granted by God.

Apathy has allowed Big Tech to engage in illegal censorship of anyone disagreeing with the liberal agenda.  Too many Big Businesses are drinking the Woke Kool-Aid, Hollywood has long been in their corner and education has been grooming generations to become the standard-bearers of that ideology.  Apathy allowed this to transpire. 

I have been branded with so many derogatory monikers, I stopped counting.  There are those within those who claim to be Christians who deem me evil, misguided, mistaken and deceived.  I cannot be silent when I see the imminent danger that is upon us.  I cannot seek to isolate myself in a cocoon of selfishness.  I have disregarded my own personal safety to speak out and will continue to do so as long as I have breath.  I believe in Freedom for Everyone!

America, we must not allow the apathy that has gripped our nation for decades to continue. We must rise up and determine that we will do all we can for posterity (our children and grandchildren included) to give them the Constitutional Republic our Founding Fathers labored so valiantly for.  If you are a believer in the Bible and the God of the Bible, I urge you to seek God for guidance and begin interceding for America and the world.  It matters not what political party those seeking to control are associated with, they are a threat to our Freedom.

God bless you and God bless America! 

HOT TOPIC – MORAL ISSUE THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED…


There is so much rhetoric, paranoia, fearmongering, and misinformation regarding the possibility of Roe v Wade being overturned.  The truth is that none of the many-faceted fears being projected are even on the radar.  One Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is married to a white woman so stop the insanity that the Republicans want to end all interracial marriages and the myriad of other distortions being projected.  This is not a war on women it is an effort to follow the Constitutional guidelines and return the issue to the individual states. 

I am not a proponent of abortion for many reasons and the chief two being murder is wrong and my faith resists and rejects it.  Neither of those will carry any weight with the pro-choice crowd.  The reason for their rejection is a misunderstanding of the bible and life or rejection of the biblical directive and their insistence that that being in the womb is not a life and therefore nothing more than an unwanted growth.  The callousness of that and ignorance of true science is astounding. 

Sadly, many people form opinions and call them convictions based on emotions or how they feel.  I need more than my feelings to guide my life.  If I did everything, I felt like doing at the moment I felt like it, I would be a dangerous person.  I seek to know what true science says on the matter of that being in the womb that is growing and developing.  I also, seek to know what the Bible says about the matter.  Therefore, I endeavor to use critical thinking, deductive reasoning, and logic in the formation of my opinion and conviction. 

I find it interesting to research what the Jewish people thought about abortion in the ages past.  The Bible’s original language of Hebrew and Aramaic makes connecting with the Hebrew people’s historic view valuable.  It does not make them infallible, but God’s Word is.  In Judaism, there is strong importance placed on pro-creation, based on the blessings found in Genesis 1:28 that we “should be fruitful and multiply.”  That is only possible in a union between a male and female or man and woman. 

They did not believe that sex was limited to procreation but also for pleasure and the Bible speaks to that issue in passages such as Exodus 21:10. The apostle Paul also addressed it in the New Testament.  God designed sex to be beautiful but only in the confines of marriage.  You may disagree and that is your prerogative.  It does not mean you are right, but you have the choice to believe and embrace what you choose.  I seek to be guided by the directives of God and that is validated in true science, especially in the issue of abortion.

I heard someone argue that overturning Roe v Wade would force a woman carrying a dead child in her womb to deliver the dead child full term.  That is beyond ludicrous because if the doctors determined that the baby in the womb was dead it would not be abortion, per se, it would be a needed surgical procedure to relieve the woman of the danger of that dead entity in her body.  A living child in the womb regardless of the stage of development demands protection. 

I sometimes wonder how people who are rabidly pro-choice can believe their easily refuted and unscientific rhetoric and arguments.  The idea that the fetus (baby) is nothing more than a lump of cells growing inside the woman’s womb is easily defeated.  The scientific data is readily available to inform us that that so-called lump of cells, at conception, has a unique DNA, unlike or not exactly like any other living organism on the planet.  The exception would be identical twins. 

When that argument is debunked, they turn to rape and incest and justifiable reasons to abort that life in the womb.  As bad as those are and they are bad, they amount to an extremely small percentage of abortions each year.  At what point is it justifiable to blame that baby that resulted from either of those events?  If you cannot bear the thought of raising that child, then give the child up for adoption where someone who has no such bias can give them the love, nurture, and affection needed to help them develop into a contributing member of society.  They (the baby in the womb) are a creation of God, and no human has the right to take their life.

I heard and read the argument of pro-life advocate Stephanie Gray Connors as she debunked the violinist argument and the kidney argument used by pro-choice or pro-abortion advocates.  She debated philosophy professor Andrew Sneddon who made a well-phrased argument for abortion. 

She said that the Holy Spirit whispered to her and said, “Stephanie, I made the uterus for a different purpose than the kidney.”  When her turn came, she said, “Professor Sneddon makes a very compelling argument until we ask a simple question: what is the nature and purpose of the kidney versus the nature and purpose of the uterus?”  She continued, “Because when we ask and answer that question, we come to see why a parent should not be legally obligated to give one but actually obligated to give the other.”

She unraveled her revelation saying, “The kidney exists in my body, for my body.  The uterus exists in my body every single month getting ready for someone else’s body.  Every month my uterine lining is thickening in great expectation for the implantation of the next generation.  Therefore, you could say the uterus is unique from all other body parts in that it exists more for my offspring than for me, and they can therefore claim a right to that in a way the preborn or born could not claim a right to your kidney.”

The effort of the Democrats is to pass a bill that would be signed by the President making abortion the law.  That bill is diabolical and would force Christian doctors to perform abortions in violation of their religious convictions.  If the doctors failed to comply, they could be fined, imprisoned, and lose their licenses.  This bill known as the ‘Abortion for All Act’ is a direct assault on Christianity and seeks to expand abortion far beyond the current authorization levels. 

The revealed examples of body part harvesting from aborted babies by Planned Parenthood and the more recent barbaric experiments conducted by the University of Pittsburg Medical Center and Magee-Women’s Hospital are horrifying.  It has been revealed that of the thirty-one studies reviewed, one in five did not obtain fetal tissue from the Pitt Biospecimen Core as reported.  Those tissues were obtained from a commercial tissue supplier, Advance Bioscience Resources (ABR). 

Does that name sound familiar?  It should because it is the commercial tissue supplier who was exposed for trafficking baby body parts from Planned Parenthood facilities.  That organization became Planned Parenthood’s scapegoat when they were first caught selling baby body parts in 2015.

I find it amazing that even Joe Biden in 2015 believed that life begins at conception.  He said, “I’m prepared to accept that the moment of conception is a human life and being.”  He went on to say, “But I’m not prepared to say that to other God-fearing, non-God-fearing people, that have a different view.”  Well, Mr. President, I am prepared to say that to anyone regardless of their religious or moral views.  Life begins at conception.  I believe the Bible’s assertion that God knew our parts before they were formed in the womb, and we are all creations of God regardless of how that pregnancy occurred.

You may not accept my view.  You may find me reprehensible and reject me and my views.  That is your choice.  We all have the right to believe what we believe, but the final judge of all things is God whether it is accepted or not.  As a Christian, I cannot and do not support abortion.  I believe that Life, every life is valuable to God and the defenseless lives in the womb are especially precious and deserving of our protection.

God bless you and God bless America!