HOW MUCH DOES CHINA OWN IN AMERICA?


Some of us have been concerned for several years over the increased foreign ownership of land in the United States of America.  I can envision no scenario in which it is a good policy to allow foreign governments or foreign agents to own land, businesses, infrastructure, etc. in the United States of America.  I say that with emphasis when it comes to those who are clearly our adversaries, not our friends, such as China or Russia.  Yet, it continues to transpire and how much they own is not fully discernable but what we know is frightening.

The ownership of farmland by China is incredibly disconcerting to this American.  Farmland, the source of our food supply owned by China should cause the hair on the back of all American’s necks to stand on end.  If you cannot see the danger in that you are not thinking.  If they control the land, they control the supply, the price, and thereby have the power to cause starvation in the USA. 

Imagine an administration that is in bed with the Chinese government and what that would mean to America if China decided to do the abhorrent and reduce our food supply.  Wait, you don’t have to imagine it we have one today in the Biden administration.  An administration that seems to be owned by Xi and the Chinese along with his family.  Does that bode well for America and Americans? 

What we know and is open to public view is probably a drop in the bucket to reality.  But what we know is deeply disconcerting.  We have a sprinkling of U.S. lawmakers who have expressed concern over the increased Chinese purchases of American farmland.  They may be responding after the cows are out of the barn, but at least some of them are taking note.  Will they be able to do anything?  Not unless we gain a change in the presidency, Congress, and the courts. What I mean is, not unless we strip the power from the grips of the liberal leftist globalist and put it in the hands of those who will fight for America.

At the outset of 2020, Chinese investors owned a minimum of 192,000 acres of U.S. agricultural land valued at about $1.9 BILLION.  In 2018 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that China’s agricultural investments in other nations had grown more than tenfold.  That demands questions?  Why?  But the answer is so clear and threatening everyone should insist that the U.S. government implement laws to prevent it from happening in America before it is too late.

Surely everyone can see the danger in allowing China to control our food supply.  We are paying subsidies to foreign-owned land in the United States.  Seriously, we are paying them to destroy us!  How can anyone think that is a good idea?  Some states are taking action that imposes restrictions on foreign ownership of farmland, but it may be too little too late.  We are rapidly headed toward a Chinese-owned agricultural monopoly and if that happens, America is toast.

By doing a little more research in an effort to find some of the hidden portions of this iceberg I discovered that at least 30 million acres of American farmland are owned by foreign investors.  That is a portion of land roughly the size of Mississippi or Pennsylvania.  That is deeply disconcerting.

Six states currently have bans on foreign ownership of farmland:  Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Oklahoma.  Hey American States, including my home Texas, why haven’t you followed suit? 

It is not just farmland that China is purchasing but residential properties as well.  China owns more residential real estate than any other foreign country.  They have massive holdings on the West Coast and impact the real estate market.  They also have incredible influence over the American media and our national policies are being dictated by pro-China advocates and rhetoric.

The New York Times, for example, their largest shareholder Carlos Slim has close ties and business ventures with Chinese firms in the pocket of the Chinese government.  His Giant Motors have a vested interest in China’s JAC Motors engaged in penetrating the Latin American market with designs on the U.S. market.

The Washington Post (WaPo) under the ownership of Jeff Bezos and many of Amazon’s biggest-selling products such as Echo, and the Kindle are manufactured in China.  It is fiscally profitable for Bezos and the WaPo to back China even if it means losing our Republic.  The globalists are not concerned about the America of our Founders they are concerned about a globe filling their coffers and enhancing their power, control, and influence.

Cable News Network (CNN) is a property of WarnerMedia which is so closely tied to China it might as well be called Chinese News Network.  If you recall how CNN reacted to the Wuhan virus you can see what I’m suggesting.  Couple that with NBC, ABC, and Bloomberg, and you quickly realize how much influence China has in the American media.  Therefore, their propaganda is presented 24/7/365 and the followers of those media outlets drink the Kool-Aid and regurgitate the rhetoric.

China has long owned Hollywood and is seeking to control the content that America sees via the Big Screen, the television, and various social media platforms including TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

I am doubly concerned to learn that the Chinese are buying strategic land in Texas.  In 2020 they purchased over 100,000 acres in West Texas for what is deemed an economic project.  The U.S. Intelligence believes, as do I, that this is less economic and more intelligence gathering.  Interestingly, this land is framed by the pristine Devils River, the legendary Pecos River in West Texas borderlands of Val Verde County.

Beginning in 2015, GH America Investment Group has purchased over 130,000 acres of property in Val Verde County.  You will not be surprised to learn that GH America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Xinjiang-based Guanghui Industry Investment Group.  Must I remind everyone that Xinjiang is notorious for its so-called re-education camps, where China detains Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities against their wills and violates their human rights?  Why do they want in America?  Could that be a clue?

Pay attention to the fact that China emerged from the COVID-19 shock earlier than the rest of the world and is planning for the long term.  China outpaced the United States in attracting foreign direct investment for the first time in history. 

If America is loaded with corrupt politicians owned by China, where does that lead?  If the American Media is controlled by China and we are lambasted with pro-China rhetoric constantly, where does that lead?  If we continue the Big Tech censorship of anything regarding the agenda of the Leftists and the Globalists, where does that lead?  If American business continues to be undercut by Washington, where does that lead?  If our American culture and core values continue in the crosshairs of the Leftists and Washington, where does that lead?  It leads to the demise of America.

If we allow China to own us, we will find our liberty only a faint memory and our children’s children will become serfs to a foreign godless entity that will make their lives a living hell.  That will be the legacy we leave to our children.  I am not willing to quietly let that happen.

Therefore, I am committed to sounding the alarm and standing for Faith, Family, and Freedom!  Will you join the rest of us so committed?

God bless you and God bless America!

WHEN CAN WE QUESTION SCIENCE OR GOVERNMENT?


It seems that those in power have adopted the view that we, the masses, are not qualified or allowed to question the so-called science or the government anymore.  That is anathema to the founding principles of our Republic and reason, but seems to be where we have evolved as a nation.  I question their right to take that position based on the Constitution and the Bible.  Therefore, I will continue to be considered a rebel of sorts and trashed by those drinking the Kool-Aid being offered by those in power. 

There is much to question regarding COVID, not that it is not real but the extent to which we should be fearful and willing to consent to surrender our Rights, Freedoms, and Liberties.  There is much to question regarding the Vaccines and Boosters being advanced by those in power.  I am not saying there is no benefit but with some prominent doctors and scientists raising questions and pointing out omitted facts, I find myself with far more questions than answers. 

Please understand, I am not trying to rail against anyone who has or has not taken the jab.  That, in my view, is constitutionally and morally a personal and private choice.  It is not something that should be mandated by the federal government or local entities who have assumed Hitleresque type power. 

I won’t attempt to delve deeply into the information that Doctors Peter McCullough and Robert Malone divulged in a six-hour interview with Joe Rogan, but it is very insightful.  Neither of those doctors as opposed to the vaccine per se but both raise questions that give cause for concern.

Both doctors recognize that a person can contract the virus more than once.  They have discovered that those who contracted the Alpha did not get the Delta, but that Omicron is dramatically different.  The Omicron is infecting people who previously had COVID but, thus far, it appears symptomatically, it is little worse than the common cold.  However, both believe that it produces antibodies to prevent one from getting COVID again.  That would be natural immunity, heretofore, not truly recognized by Dr. Fauci and the government.

Both doctors reveal how the government and powers that be are manipulating the data being presented to the public in a duplicitous manner.  You are free to form your opinion as to why this manipulation is transpiring, but it seems to be rooted in keeping the fear level high.  Unless the fear factor is high people will not consent to continued manipulation and control.

Dr. Malone insists that the primary cause of hospitalization is the Delta Variant which is much more serious and if untreated early frequently leads to death.  Both doctors believe that the antibodies available and used provide the best defense against hospitalization and death.  But the strange action of pulling those by the government can only lead to increased hospitalization and death.  Why would you take something that has or might work from the market knowing it will cause more deaths?  Why?  You have to provide your own reason because the government is not disclosing their reasons.

If we follow the money, we discover that Big Pharma and others are making a killing (sorry for that description) monetarily by keeping us alarmed and producing vaccine after vaccine, pill after pill, and booster, after booster into perpetuity.  There is a deeply concerning trend of sudden deaths all over the world after vaccination.  Maybe it is not related and maybe it is, but the governments of the world are not forthcoming with data.  That opens the door for conspiracy theories and raises levels of concern.

Then when we are subjected to the inane and discombobulated diatribe of Joe Biden, we are given further reason to distrust those in power.  This is the year 2022 but the illustrious President Biden said that there is reason for hope in the year 2020.  What?  That is well into the rearview mirror sir.  He insisted that this is the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” but admitted that more and more vaccinated are contracting the virus.  If the vaccine does not prevent one from getting the virus isn’t that counter to what a vaccine is supposed to do?

When we follow the money and the race of Big Pharma to dominate the market and become the first trillionaire company we lose trust or should.  The federal government is committed to purchasing 10 to 20 million of the Pfizer antiviral pill.  The FDA has granted emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s Plxlovid-Nirmatrelvir tablets and ritonavir pills.  From the jab to the pill and none of them have a proven track record of success and no one is forthcoming on the potential dangers and deaths caused by the vaccines.  I don’t know how many, but there is enough smoke to cause me to be concerned that there might be a fire burning that is hidden and dangerous.

Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin are not being used or recommended by the government and Big Pharma.  Why?  There is data of government research that has been uncovered that reveals that those are included in methods to treat this virus. Therefore, one should ask, could it be that those are not lucrative enough for them to make the list of approved or emergency-approved treatments?  The data that I have been able to discover suggests that those actually help, so if something has a record of helping and the potential to help, why not use everything available?  Why not allow the physicians and the patients to decide which route they desire to take?

Dr. Marc Siegel informed Fox News that another magic COVID number has been reached and it is not positive.  One million cases per day under the Biden administration who was going to kick it into the closet and do away with it.  There are more than 100,000 hospitalizations and the Omicron has only about 20% the rate as the Delta.  Since there are five times more cases per day in the U.S. with Omicron that means the hospitalization rate is the same or greater.

Many experts believe that this variant will burn out over the next couple of months.  What do we do in the meantime?  Are there any sensible paths to be taken?  I believe the answer is, yes!  We could stop all the ridiculous and dangerous political infighting and marginalization over masks, treatments, and vaccines.  I also believe that it is nonsensical to lock down the country again.  Public health is not just the virus, but we must consider the mental and physical damage done by extended isolation.

Former CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield believes that antibody levels against the spike protein are important.  He suggested that we need a standard immune titer to go by and that recent boosters count for more immune protein than the original vaccines.  We need to realize that just because someone disagrees with us, they are not Darth Vader or Genghis Khan. 

I’m not sure that anyone can convince the Biden administration or the CDC to swallow their pride, come out of denial and implement Operation Warp Speed for therapeutics which are scarce (Sotrovimab, the monoclonal antibody that works against Omicron, and Paxlovid, the anti-viral protease inhibitor pill), along with rapid antigen home tests for everyone in America.

We can be sensible.  We have not been, but we can be.  Also, we must return to God and seek His help in dealing with our enormous problems including the pandemic.  We can, but will we?

God bless you and God bless America!

FINE JOB, MR. PRESIDENT, IF…


Yes, I would say that Mr. Biden is doing a fine job if the purpose and intent are to destroy our Republic’s system of economics and our Constitutional Liberties and Freedoms.  Otherwise, I would have to say, he has been a complete failure.  I would say, “I told you so,” but you already know that it was a terrible mistake to allow him to ascend to the presidency.  If you don’t know it, then you must not be living in the same world as the rest of us.

There is a myriad of reasons to say his administration is an abysmal failure, but one in particular that causes each of us to feel the pinch is inflation.  We are experiencing the worst inflation since 1982.  The rate of inflation has risen faster than any previous administration.  We are in the throes of economic distress that will cost families their ability to earn a living and put multitudes of small businesses out of business.  Mom and Pop stores that are not operating on an incredibly low overhead will continue to put up “Going out of Business” signs in their store windows.

The Labor Department revealed that the consumer-price index, which tracks what consumers pay for goods and services, rose in November by 6.8% from one year ago. That is staggering!  That is the fastest rise in 40 years, and we see the sixth-month inflation has been above 5%.  Build America back Better?  Seriously, is the way to better the destruction of our economy and multitudes of lives in the process?  If so, please don’t give us better, let us stay where we were.

The core consumer-price index (CPI), which excludes the often-volatile categories of food and energy increased 4.9% in November faster than the 4.6% of October.  The supply chain issues are the result of Biden’s economic policies and strangling regulations and restrictions. 

Even the often party-friendly Congressional Budget Office ripped Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ agenda.  The Left has repeated the diatribe and rhetoric that Biden’s agenda will cost ‘zero dollars.’  That is a blatant fabrication.  The Treasury Department, led by Janet Yellen, has insisted that the bill will lower the deficit over the long term.  Unfortunately, she can’t really explain how that works.

The initial Congressional Budget Office (CBO) exposed those fabrications.  They revealed, what most of us know, that the ‘Build Back Better’ bill would raise the deficit by $160 Billion.  They had to do some manipulating of the numbers to make it that low.  They claimed that it would only be that amount as the federal government enforced tax receipts (IRS) and cleaned up the ‘waste and fraud’ that now exists.  Do I see pigs flying over the unicorns grazing in my backyard?  The IRS part will be a reality but cleaning up ‘waste and fraud’ is a fantasy. 

Democratic Senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, who usually toes the party line is finding it impossible to back the plan.  The Congressional Budget Office has released another estimate showing the real cost of the ‘Build Back Better’ bill after all the temporary (permanent) programs are extended into perpetuity.  We have been down this road before.  Not long ago we were force-fed Obamacare and the ‘Build Back Better’ bill will force us to fund entitlement programs and pork for decades. 

What is the real cost to America and Americans?  According to the Congressional Budget Office report, the bill would increase the deficit by $3 Trillion or more over the next decade.  The Democrats have tried to insist that it would be more like $0.2 Trillion but facts are facts and true accounting exposes the lies.

Biden and the Left insist they have a plan to pay for all this.  Seriously?  Their plan is to tax, tax, and tax.  Their plan is to tax everything and to find a way to access your retirement plans and IRAs.  Do you like the idea that you have labored, sacrificed, and saved for years hoping for a comfortable or existable retirement only to have them steal your savings? 

In the words of Milton Friedman, “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” There is no world in which the temporary programs included in this bill will suddenly disappear.  Calling them temporary is laughable and they know it.  I presume they believe we are naïve and gullible enough to believe them.  They have cause to believe that because we keep electing them.

It seems to me that rather than pursuing “America First” as Donald Trump proposed, Biden wants to have “America Last.”  He seems to be on board with those who believe that America is an evil empire that deserves to be punished for its greatness and success.  The Woke Crowd and Politically Correct of the Progressive ilk believe that America was founded by evil, racist, homophobic, xenophobic white men and we must be judged and made to pay.  Sadly, they don’t seem to realize they pay too in attempting to inflict pain on those of us who are conservative and Christian.

In this economy created by the Biden administration and the Democrats, small businesses are struggling.  The Left claims to be advocates for the middle class and the little man, but we are the ones suffering the most, while the rich and super-rich grow fatter.  Lining the pockets of politicians with donations and other perks seems to be an effective means of ensuring that they get what they want.

Everything is more expensive.  Have you priced a 2×4 stud lately?  If you do, you will realize that the cost of lumber has skyrocketed.  The supply chain issues are causing delays and an increase in costs.  Countless ships are sitting offshore with goods that are undeliverable because of this administration.  How is that ‘Building Back Better?’

The Biden team and the Democrats blame everything on the coronavirus, but the reality is that this crushing inflation did not begin until shortly after Joe Biden was inaugurated in 2021.  This is his and it is time that we make him own it.  Many small businesses have stated that they were doing well at the end of 2020 but in just a few short months after the Biden agenda kicked in, they are struggling to keep their doors open.  It is hard to deal with an increase of 15% in wholesale prices and keep your prices competitive or affordable.

I don’t know about you, but the economy coupled with the issues at the border, abortion, allowing lawlessness to prevail among some groups, and the clear attempt to strip us of many of our Constitutional Rights is infuriating.  I find it impossible to support the Democratic agenda and stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom.  It is time that we return to God and I believe we need a time of National Fasting and Prayer for America.

God bless you and God bless America!

WHAT YOUR HAND FINDS TO DO, Do It With Excellence…


I take that from Ecclesiastes 9:10 – “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

It is my observation that far too many people in today’s society seem to have no purpose in life.  They have no real direction and are drifting aimlessly through life moving from one crisis to the next.  Some lament their condition and express their unhappiness with life as well as everyone and everything around them.  Some become disgruntled and bitter unable to enjoy even the simplest things and live with envy and hate toward those who have discovered purpose in life.  They see themselves as victims and nothing is their fault.

Sadly, unless we find purpose in life and prepare for that purpose on a daily basis, we are subject to becoming entrapped in the mentality of defeat, hopelessness, and bitterness.  I read an article recently about a church ministry trip to Guatemala.  The team went there to build church buildings in some of the most remote portions of that country.  They stayed in humble facilities called hotels. 

The members of the team saw the impoverishment of the people and expected to see people with no purpose or pride.  One member of that team reflected on a walk through the village and saw something that changed his outlook on the people they came to help and shaped his vision for his own future. 

He saw an elderly man in his 70s or 80s (not old at all to me anymore) working on a small strip of land between the sidewalk and curb.  It was infested with weeds.  What got this man’s attention was the way the man dressed.  He wore a long-sleeved shirt and pants both off-white and tan.  He had on boots that were almost knee high and his trousers tucked into the boots.  The man also had on a leather apron that started at his chest and ran almost to his knees.  He also wore a wide-brimmed straw hat and had on gloves.  He had two tools with him, a hoe, and a rake nearby. 

He said the apron reminded him of a farrier’s or blacksmith’s apron and he determined that this man had probably done something like that for a living but due to age and physical condition could no longer follow that occupation.  What impressed him was the way the man, regardless of physical condition or age prepared himself for what he was doing as if it was his assigned responsibility.  He had a purpose in life and pursued it with preparation and excellence.  His wife did the same in their little hovel, keeping it neat and tidy.  They had purpose and took pride in what they did.

I am retired or at least semi-retired (not sure you ever retire fully).  I no longer go to an office to work and sometimes find it easy to not dress for the occasion.  I was told long ago that the way we dress for the day is reflective of the importance we place on what we are doing or not doing that day. 

I believe that purpose in life is rooted in two things.  For me, it is my faith in God, number one, and my commitment to excellence, accountability, and responsibility, number two.  I have adopted the directive of the Bible found in Colossians 3:23-24 – Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [greatest] reward. It is the Lord Christ whom you [actually] serve.

I see the younger generation exhibiting a lack of commitment to excellence, and many are devoid of any sense of responsibility or accountability.  They are transient in their lives and move from job to job, place to place, relationship to relationship with no sense of permanence.  We have been taught that by our tolerance and lack of discipline. 

Many people work for money!  You may say, that’s what we all do.  However, I believe and have long taught that you should pursue what you have a passion for as a vocation in life.  Early in my adulthood, I realized through a series of events that my passion was the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I wanted to preach, teach, and disciple hungry souls for Kingdom purposes.  I have, at times, found myself having to take secular employment to supplement my income.  Not all those jobs were in the same realm as my passion but temporarily, I did them.  That being said, I have always attempted to do it with my all and do it as unto the Lord. 

We have allowed technology, political correctness, lack of discipline, and entitlement to produce a generation or generations of people without any sense of purpose in life.  They have no real purpose and lack the necessary pride to drive them to get off the sofa, reject the government handout, and seek to be gainfully employed, providing for their own.  We through government programs have enabled the mindset of laziness and lack of purpose.  We have made it easy to lack diligence and any sense of an entrepreneurial spirit.  Yet, those same people are bitter toward those who work and have amassed any level of fortune. 

I believe that inner peace comes only from knowing God’s purpose for our lives and once we know that we become better laborers for Him and better citizens.  Some insist that it is difficult to know the will and purpose of God, but I say, not so!  I believe that the purpose of God can easily be discovered in what He has caused you to be passionate about.  Yet too many drift without preparing for success and committing themselves to any purpose and cause.  Too many fail to assume any responsibility and are not held to any standard of accountability. 

Our society and our government have sought to eliminate God and the Bible for all things public.  We have demanded that there is no absolute truth and that everything must be equal.  In our endeavor to level the playing field and make everything equal and fair, we have destroyed the inner drive to excel and stripped people of their purpose in life.  We have made it too easy to drift and lost our work ethic and vision.  The American Dream has stood on the platform of a willingness to pursue a dream and work hard.  The American Dream embodied accountability and responsibility. 

America, in its infancy, was filled with people who believed that if allowed to pursue their passion they could succeed.  They did not expect the government to provide for them, only that the government would not interfere and limit their ability to pursue their dream and purpose.  They understood that the harder they worked the luckier they were and that their labors could produce great rewards.  They dreamed big dreams and dared to pursue them with passion.  They accepted the responsibility for their success or failure and were accountable for their actions.

We have generations who see no harm in looting, rioting, maiming and destroying private property.  They accept no responsibility for their actions and often cry ‘racism’ if challenged held accountable.  They have been taught they are entitled to have what another has or equal to that without the labor that person invested.  We have destroyed ourselves and lost purpose and vision.  I am praying that we can reclaim that, and it begins in the home where mother and father teach their children.  They teach them both in words and actions.  They must demonstrate what they teach.

I know this may be a bit different type of blog post, but I want to see America restored to her former greatness but do not believe that possible without a return to what made her great.  I believe that it all begins with the heart and mind of individuals.  I believe that without a return to moral practices, personal responsibility, and accountability, and a return to God, we will continue on the path of destruction.

I ask that you join me in praying for America and those who live in this great land!  May God help us to adopt the directive of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and return to Him.

God bless you and God bless America. 

I CAN’T VOTE THE DEMOCRAT’S PLATFORM – – Here’s Why…


I have had people who are fellow believers in the Lord Jesus Christ ask why I say I can’t vote for the Democrats or the Democratic platform.  They often use arguments about the character or allegations against a Republican or Conservative in the race and compare apples to peas.  They talk about principle and contend that the Republicans are without compassion and the Democrats are the Party of the little man.  Sometimes they even attempt to use the Bible to defend their position.

This article will likely put me in hot water with the PC Police and will aggravate some to use the delete button on our Facebook friendship.  If that happens, it happens, but I believe in Freedom of Speech.  I believe the Bible.  I believe in God.  I believe that some things are so glaringly anti my core foundational convictions that I must address them.

I am going to list a few items that prevent me from voting for the Democrats because of their Party Platform.  Even if the individual Democrat in the race appears to hold many of the views and convictions I hold, their national platform and the history of Democrats voting in Congress precludes me from pulling the lever for that candidate.  Overall, the Republican Party’s national platform has more closely aligned with my views than the Democrats.  At this juncture, there is no viable alternative to the two main political parties.  Will that change?  Time will tell.

First, the matter of Life is probably the number one issue on my list.  I believe in Life!  I believe in the declarations of the Bible regarding life, and I believe in the principles espoused in the Declaration of Independence.  I believe the objective of the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Abortion is a deal-breaker for me!  If a Party or Candidate supports abortion, no matter which side of the aisle they identify with, I cannot vote for that candidate.  I would be in a dilemma were both the Democrat and Republican in a race embraced the Pro-Choice view and the modern view of post-birth abortion, I would either not vote or write in a candidate’s name.  I could not with good conscience vote for either of them.

I believe that birth begins, at a minimum, at conception.  I go to Psalm 139 as my first reference. In Psalm 139:13-16, we read, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made your works are wonderful,    I know that full well.15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”  You may not accept God’s view, but it is my cornerstone.

When I turn to science and medicine, I find things so amazing and disturbing regarding the development of that infant in the womb, that the thought of abortion makes my skin crawl and I cringe.  It is a horrifying thought to slaughter that innocent, unborn, life before it has the opportunity to experience life on earth. 

Around two weeks after fertilization, it is documented that the baby’s first completed brain cells appear.  At three weeks the pre-born child’s heart is in an advanced stage of formation.  How does anyone refer to that being in the womb as a blob of tissue?  At about 24 days the heart begins to beat.  A heartbeat and yet it is not recognized as a human being, a living creature in the womb?  How can that be?

At 4 weeks the muscles are developing with arm and leg buds are visible and the first neocortical cells appear.  The neocortex is the seat of complex thinking and reasoning, a feature not present, in any other mammal.  At 5 weeks the pituitary gland is forming and at 6 weeks the baby’s heart energy output is 20% of an adult’s.  The cartilage skeleton is completely formed, and bone formation begins.

At 43 days, the baby’s brain waves can be recorded.  Yet, the Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion crowd still refuses to recognize this as a life.  Just a few days following that infant in the womb begins spontaneous and voluntary body movements.  At 7 weeks the lips of that preborn child are sensitive to touch, and his/her ears resemble his family’s pattern.  At 8 weeks all organs are present, complete, and functioning, except the lungs.  The heart beats marvelously, the stomach produces digestive juices, the liver makes blood cells, and the kidneys are functioning.  How is that not a living being, a LIFE?

By the end of the first trimester (12 weeks, the point where most surgical abortions are done) the baby in the womb has demonstrated distinct personality traits.  Sleep patterns differ, some hiccup constantly, others may cry.  How is that not a living being? 

There is much more but I won’t try to give a full breakdown of the month to month or week by week in the development of that life in the womb but hope that demonstrates that that thing you call a fetus, or a blob of tissue is a LIFE, a Living Human in the womb.  If God judged the nation of Israel for sacrificing thousands of babies to Baal, how can He not judge us when we have sacrificed Millions to the God of Choice or Self?

Since there is little space to list the numerous other items that prevent me from voting for the Democrats, I will list some without discussion.  I believe that God made two genders, Male and Female.  I could refer to many passages, but I give you the first in the Bible, Genesis 1:27 – “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” 

The idea of a man trapped in a woman’s body or a woman trapped in a man’s body would be to insist that God made a mistake in creating us.  I do not believe that and cannot endorse that practice of self-identifying as something other than what your chromosomes and physical features reveal you to be. 

God calls homosexuality an abomination.  I know that I’m not supposed to say that but when both the Old and New Testaments confirm God’s view of the practice as being unacceptable and sinful, how can I endorse it.  If God says something, I am not afraid to take a stand in agreement with His word.  Let me give you some biblical references to consider (Genesis 19:1-13; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:10; Jude 1:7). 

Taxation, the right to keep and bear arms, freedom of speech, private property rights, and national security are also extremely important to me.  There are many many more, but I will conclude with this and hope that you receive this as my view.  You do not have to accept or agree with me and I will still interact with you.  But my principles demand that I reject any political party that pursues those things that are contrary to the Original Intent of the Constitution, the Bible, and moral common sense. 

God bless you and God bless America!

DO THOSE ON THE LEFT BELIEVE THEIR OWN HYPE?


I am quite serious in asking this question based on their shock at their own polls regarding Joe Biden’s favorability.  Chuck Todd recently was obviously distraught and in a state of disbelief that the NBC Poll showed that 71% of voters believe America, under Biden, is on the wrong track. 

He called the news ‘scary’ for Democrats.  It took only a few months for most Americans to have buyer’s remorse over their vote against Trump or for Biden.  Most Americans, I still believe, are somewhat rational beings.  Therefore, they realize that what is happening to America under Biden and the Left is costing them financially as well as in their personal liberties and freedoms.  Would they say that?  No, but they will express their discontent in a somewhat generic poll.  They feel they maintain sufficient anonymity, to tell the truth.

Mr. Todd further lamented that Joe Biden’s approval rating stood at a dismal 41% versus 54% who disapprove.  I suspect that if the truth were known it is even worse than that, but then, there are millions out there who have lost the ability to think or reason for themselves.  They parrot what they hear from the media and politicians.  It is easier for them to be told what to think than think.  They simply hold out their hands to receive the morsel tossed their way and express hate for whomever they are told is bad.

In that poll, only 37% said Biden was competent.  The same number as believe he can handle a crisis.  Over 50% disagree with those assertions.  Those polls indicate that the voting public believe that the Republicans are better equipped by double digits to handle border security, inflation, crime, the economy, and generally getting things done.  The areas favorable for the Leftists are climate change, coronavirus, education, and abortion. 

Abortion?  Of course, they are the party of infanticide.  Education?  Naturally, those being polled are the product of decades of Leftists propaganda and brainwashing.  Coronavirus?  Basically, because they believe what they hear from the media and deem it viable, valid, and trustworthy.  I won’t even address the issue of man-made global warming or climate change.  It is a Leftist-driven issue devoid of sufficient valid scientific evidence to support the overreaction and lockdowns. You can disagree if you choose.

I have asked and been asked, “Why Was Biden Elected?”  I generally deflect and respond with a multi-part answer.  Voter Fraud would suggest that he was not legitimately elected, but even if we discount that, it played a role in the election of some down-ballot persons.  Therefore, if we dismiss voter fraud (not that I do) that leaves only one conclusion – Hate for Donald John Trump. 

I do not believe that with the poll numbers now cropping up regarding Biden and his presidency that most people truly wanted him.  With the prevalence of hatred for Trump, it appears that the Democratic Party could have nominated a blind, mentally challenged rodent and the 2020 results would have been virtually the same.  Not even the Democrats love Joe Biden.

All his cabinet members, the media, the DNC, and other establishment types cringe every time he opens his mouth.  He will mumble, stumble along and then utter something beyond stupid, lame, and often incoherent. 

I laughed myself to tears when I read the Economist’s note that, “only a tiny corner of a large Arlington, Virginia park had been fenced off and floodlit to create the safest possible space in the most reliably Democratic city of a state that Biden won by ten points.”  The tiny corner was correct because only a handful of Democratic supporters showed up.  Most Democrats are ambivalent about Joe Biden.  The crowd was polled about their view of him, and some said they were “indifferent” while others said that they held “no view.”  Nobody was uncovered that was enthusiastic about him.

I loved the results in Virginia after Biden told the crowd, “Remember this: I ran against Donald Trump and Terry is running against an acolyte of Donald Trump.”  Guess What Uncle Joe – Terry lost and Younkin won!  He claimed and claims to be a uniter and has gone out of his way to divide this nation.  Mid-term elections are always a referendum on the sitting president, not the predecessor.  This is not about Trump nearly as much as it is about Biden.  Uncle Joe, you are getting an “F” not an “A”.  Please don’t assume that I am dropping the F-bomb, I don’t use that language and am referring to letter grades on job performance.

Yet, the media and the establishment crowd still claim that Biden has done so much to “Build America Back.”  He has “Sent America Back” to the Carter and Obama eras in which inflation, joblessness, and lack of respect by the world have taken center stage.  Do they truly believe that Joe Biden is a fitting president of the greatest nation on the planet?  I don’t believe they do, but how can I be sure since they appear stunned when forced to look reality in the face.

To make matters worse for the Left and dangerous for all of us a CNN Poll reported that only 2% of Americans think Biden is doing “very well.”  I did say two percent as in 2 out of 100 people.  The full poll was that 2% said the country was doing “very well”, 29% said “fairly well” but a whopping 45% said, “pretty bad” and 24% said, “very badly.”  The combination of the net answers places 69% of the people in the “pretty/very badly” category and only 31% in the “very/fairly well” category.   If my math is correct that is a 38% difference in the negative for Biden.

Let me make every Leftist’s head explode.  In January 2020 the number for “very well” for Donald Trump was 20%.  So, I ask, “How Did Biden Get Elected?”  In this poll, 77% are worried about the economy in 2021 whereas only 58% were worried in 2020.  There are similar numbers regarding crime.  In 2021 57% are worried about crime and in 2020 only 37% were worried.  “How Did Joe Biden Get Elected?”

How do you trust a president that openly reports that he is told what to do, what to say when to say it, and when to do it?  How do you trust a president that is incoherent most of the time his lips are moving?  We should have learned under Ronald Reagan that conservatism works, and liberalism fails.  We should have learned under Donald Trump that a businessman who is not a politician can get things done positively in the political realm but a politician like Joe Biden can only mess things up.  We have zero need for career politicians who have no idea what the business world is like or how to give Americans more opportunities to succeed.

God help us to wake up and may God give us a stay of execution until we can rectify this mess in 2022 and 2024 and prayerfully never repeat our mistake.

God bless you and God bless America!

HOW MANY RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS MUST BE STOLEN TO TURN THE TIDE?


Let me be a bit clearer and more detailed in the question of my title.  What will it take for the religious leaders of today to turn on the Leftists and unite with believers on the Right and in the Middle against the shredding of our Religious Freedoms?  What will be the final straw that breaks the camel’s back, or will there be an awakening?  I wish I knew the answer and I would use that knowledge to articulate the warnings and expose the dangers.  Devoid of that insight, I must plod along sounding the alarm as I have, hoping I am not simply preaching to the choir.

The Biden administration has, more than any previous president purposefully and systematically eliminated numerous religious freedoms that were protected by former President Trump.  He has weaponized the Department of Labor in his quest to undo the Trump policy of defending the religious freedoms of federal contractors. 

The Trump policy was to protect the federal contractors who “hold themselves out to the public as carrying out a religious purpose.”  Former Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said, “Religious organizations should not have to fear that acceptance of a federal contract or subcontract will require them to abandon their religious character or identity.”  The Constitution emphatically declares that “Freedom of Religion” was a protected right of all American Citizens and thereby businesses.

Trump took great pains to solidify that protection and recognized that religious organizations had constitutionally protected autonomy.  They could hire employees who were in agreement with their religious missions.  The Democrats and the Biden administration disavow that and have, is, and will discard that rule and protection.  In the Biden policy, they insist that they oppose religious freedom in order to eliminate discrimination. 

Biden’s team insists, as did Obama’s, that any organization that objects to the LGBTQ agenda or abortion on demand will not be awarded a federal contract.  They state, “taxpayer funds are not used to discriminate, especially in the performance of functions for the government itself, thus, for the public.”  What they are saying is if a business or organization does not accept, embrace, or agree with their LGBTQ or Abortion agenda will not get a federal contract. 

Biden’s Labor Department (Jenny Yang) insists that rescinding the Trump rule will protect equality and religious freedom.  I say balderdash, it does the opposite.  The Leftist’s definition of equality will never be in harmony with religious freedom or individual freedom.  To achieve what they define as equality demands the suppression of religious freedom, which is a violation of the Constitution.

I don’t care if you are pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine the mandate forcing people to be vaccinated against their beliefs may sound justifiable to the WOKE crowd and PC Police, but it is in direct conflict with the Constitution.  If a person’s personal or religious convictions place them at odds with receiving the vaccine or hiring someone whose views are anathema to their beliefs, then they should be allowed to follow their convictions.  No, they should not be allowed to do bodily harm to anyone holding opposing views, but they should not be forced to take a jab or hire an individual.

The First Amendment was written specifically to protect citizens against a tyrannical and overweening federal government.   A group of Navy SEALs has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over the vaccine mandate.  Mike Berry, an attorney for the group said, “The fact that the government has not granted a single religious exemption from the vaccine mandate shows that the Biden administration does not care about religious freedom.  Instead, this appears to be an attempted ideological purge.  After all these elite warriors have done to defend our freedoms, the Navy is not threatening their careers, families, and finances.”  The purge began under Obama and is not on steroids under Biden.

I have often stated that Liberalism is the Religion of the Left and their mandates have created a sort of national religion. The founding father’s fears are being made a reality via the actions of the Biden administration.  The founders feared a federally mandated orthodoxy and that is what is becoming a reality under this administration. 

The mandates being imposed on states and citizens is implementing a national religion that poses a grave danger to our Republic.  Those who disagree with their new national religion of WOKENESS are deemed, domestic terrorists.  If a parent becomes involved in their child’s education, they are persona non grata and deemed a danger.  Those who follow traditional religion are anathema to the Left. 

The Democrats and Biden are told by the courts that their actions are unconstitutional and issued a cease-and-desist order.  Does that stop them?  No!  They ignore the courts, including the Supreme Court, and continue to do what they desire.  Is that good for America?  No, that, if allowed to run its course, will be the death of the Republic and our individual freedoms.

The strong-armed tyrannical autocratic style of governance by this Administration will not be opposed by Congress so long as the Democrats have control of both Houses of Congress.  As long as the Department of Justice is on their team, no court ruling will be followed, and only by revolt or political ouster at the next election can we stop this lawlessness.

What will it take?  How far do they have to go before they step on the sacred cows of the religious crowd that follow the toxicity of liberal thought?  I believe that Biden’s decline in the polls is an indication that many on the right, left, and the middle are feeling the pinch and sensing the danger of this administration’s policies and practices.  Will that be enough in 2022?  A better question might be, will it matter by 2022 or will the dye have been cast and the destruction so severe there is not restoring our Republic?

I urge you to join those of us who see the danger and want a limited federal government.  Let’s seek the face of God, return to His moorings and guidance for life, and then become involved.

God bless you and God bless America.

BLURRING THE LINES IN SOCIETY…


No nation or people can thrive or even survive the catastrophe of blurring many moral and ethical lines in society.  There are lines that, if blurred or removed, will result in the total collapse of that Republic or Society.  No nation, community, church, family, or individual can achieve the designed and/or desired greatness intended if some lines are allowed to be blurred.

What lines?  There are so many, it will be impossible for me to address but hopefully, I can deal with a few to help us see the dangers of America’s Blurred Lines and the collision course with destruction.  This did not happen overnight, nor did it happen with the last election or several elections.  It has been in the works for decades and some insist we are too far gone to recover.  I hope they are wrong.  I hope but have incredible angst in my heart unless we see a massive return to some foundational principles quickly.

It is easy to demonize the opposition and make them worse than Genghis Khan or other despots in the annals of world history.  I have insisted for a very long time that the problem is not, in and of itself, Republican or Democrat, Liberal or Conservative, Right or Left.  I believed and believe that the problem, engendered and developed through the political jangling of the past 50 plus years, is the Human Heart.  The Condition of the Human Heart or Mind.

There has been a planned erasing of moral principles, God, the Bible, and absolute truth from the public square. The media has been heavily complicit.  Corrupt godless politicians have been deeply involved.  Education has been the tool used by those seeking to ‘fundamentally transform’ America from being a Christian nation to a godless self-serving one.  The followers of communism and socialism have long sought to control the education of their children.  Why would education be so important?

Every corrupt government will use its power and control of the education of its future citizens to shape them into what those in power desire.  The endgame is Control and Compliance.  Therefore, there are blatant omissions in education and the teachings of history, etc. to facilitate a false view of America, Constitutionalism, Freedom, Capitalism, and Christianity. 

If people are allowed access to and taught truth and facts, they tend to become more committed to the idea of Freedom and the limitation of government.  Corrupt governments control the education of the children for their political ends.  We see this glaringly in Communist Countries such as China, Russia, etc.  But we also see it, in the educational system of America. 

A more recent example was the PBS documentary “The Roosevelts” in which FDR and Elanor were presented as non-Christians.  Some will immediately contend that is factual, but some things we know that are not taught was that FDR was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church and professed his belief in the Bible and the God of the Bible. He even wrote for Christian publications an article entitled, “Why Men Should Go To Church.”  He gave lectures at Berkley University on the Christian’s role in modern society.  He gave five lectures and spoke extemporaneously on the subject for 90 minutes. 

Former President Barack Obama sought to remove any reference to God from FDR’s speeches recorded on plaques at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC.  Roosevelt may not have been the best Christian President, but he understood the role of God in government.

Some of his quotes should remind us that at the time of WWII America was very conscious of God’s providence and hand in America’s beginning and survival.  He said, “We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic.” 

Regarding the Constitution, he said, “I hope you have re-read the Constitution of the United States.  Like the Bible, it ought to be read again and again.”  He also said, “Those forces hate democracy and Christianity as two phases of the same civilization.  They opposed democracy because it is Christian. They oppose Christianity because it preaches democracy.”

We began allowing the lines of our moral mooring to begin blurring in the early 1960s.  In the Engle v. Vitale case (1962), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-1 against New York’s “Regents’ prayer”, a “non-denominational” prayer that state education officials had composed for public schoolchildren to recite.  One year later, a case originated by a Philadelphia-area man named Ed Schempp challenged mandatory Bible reading in Pennsylvania schools.  That case reached the Supreme Court and in 1963 the court ruled 8-1 that devotional Bible reading or other government-sponsored religious activities were unconstitutional.

We took prayer and the Bible out of the public schools, allowing a somewhat sanitized and skewed history to begin to be taught.  The words of Thomas Jefferson come to mind, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.”  John Adams, the 2nd U.S. President declared, “the constitution is made for a moral people.”

When you remove the Bible from education and the public square you suffer negative consequences.  Since 1963, we have witnessed a decline in academic achievement, including SAT scores.  We have seen an increase in out-of-wedlock births.  We have experienced an increase in the use of illegal drugs and an increase in juvenile crimes.  We have witnessed the decline in respect for authority and the abysmal deterioration in-school behavior.

We have blurred the lines on what true Christianity means and watered-down commitment to Christ to the point that anything is acceptable and there is no right or wrong.  We have made ourselves the center of our universe and blurred the lines of absolute truth.  We have blurred the lines of DNA and the biblical declaration of gender. We have made abominable practices acceptable and a matter of choice blurring the lines of moral rightness.  We have created a society where there is no fear of God, no reverence for morality, no recognition of authority, and made self-gratification the prime objective. 

Our blurred lines in society have not created the desired utopia but a world in which everyone becomes a law unto themselves.  Our truths become the Truth rather than determining what we believe true to based on and rooted in God’s Truth.  We have justified evil and turned a blind eye to the deterioration within society and watched our liberties dwindle to nothingness.  We created this world ourselves by allowing the Lines of Truth to become blurred.  Once blurred the line of demarcation between good and evil, right, and wrong becomes easy to erase.

America, I fear for you and I am committed to interceding for my nation and her people.  I am committed to working for Faith, Family, and Freedom in every legitimate way I can.  I will work, speak, teach, pray, and vote.  Will you join me in the crusade to save America from a further blurring of the lines?

God bless you and God bless America

DO AS WE SAY, NOT AS WE DO…


The blatant hypocrisy and fraud of the globalists and so-called world leaders as evidenced at the G20 meeting are beyond the pale.  I am sick of hearing about ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’ or ‘climate disruption’ and ‘man-made change.’  It is obviously a fraud because were it not the so-called leaders would be doing teleconferences rather than engaging in the massive carbon emissions they have caused.  You can’t have it both ways, either this is as serious as they claim, or it is something else.  If you go in your jumbo jets and have your automobile caravans escorting you around, you testify that it is something else.

The disgusting compromise agreement that the leaders of the world’s largest economies made at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland screams hypocrisy and deceit.  If you are a man-made global warming advocate and believe the AOCs, Al Gores, and Joe Bidens of the world that we have only years to rectify the problem or face extinction, I feel for you.  I do not.  If that means you choose to hate me, block me, ban me, or attack me, that is your choice, but I do not believe what science has proven false.  We are not on the brink of destruction.  I believe in God more than that.

The illustrious leaders, a Group of 20 movers and shakers across the globe agreed to end public financing for coal-fired power generation abroad. They set no target for phasing it out domestically which is nothing more than a nod of knowing kowtowing to the top carbon polluters of the world, China, and India.  Hey, you dare not force the hands of those who will shake your tree.

These illusionists, Joe Biden among them, were looking for and found common ground on the reduction of greenhouse gasses.  The problem is their proposals will do nothing of the sort but will cripple the economies of nations following those guidelines.  If you think China, Russia, India, or other industrial powers that do not march to the U.N. pied piper are going to follow suit, you might need to check into a rehab center for your addiction to opioids or something.

I read that Prince Charles that all-knowing globalist scientist has claimed that the United Nations COP26 climate conference in Glasgow is the “last chance saloon” to save the planet.  Hey, if you can’t instill fear and paranoia your outlandish predictions will be given little space or thought by the average citizen.

The Prince favored the massive spending that is doing little other than lining the pockets of the climate change alarmists such as Al Gore and other powerful people.  He said, “Following the recent COP15 biodiversity meeting in China and this week’s COP26 climate change conference in the United Kingdom, it is only too clear that we will need trillions ($$$$ with a T) of dollars investment EVERY YEAR to create the necessary new infrastructure and meet the vital 1.5 degrees climate target that will save our forests and farms, our oceans and our wildlife.”  Hey Prince, they are not in danger now!

The Prince has been involved in this alarmism for about 50 years and each of his and the alarmists’ predictions of destruction have come and gone without the end coming.  They keep changing their dates, adjusting their data, and skewing their reports, but always playing to the fears of people.  They never let a crisis or change in cyclical weather go to waste.  The sky is falling, and they are chicken little sounding the alarm! 

You may find my position offensive, but I believe that God did not make a fickle planet that man would destroy by utilizing the creativity He inspired.  God knew what was coming and what advancements in technology would transpire and prepared the earth for it.  Let me shock some and said, “I do not deny that global warming exists.”  However, I do not believe that the warming trend we have been experiencing is evidence of a man-made catastrophe in the making.  I believe it is cyclical.

If you have studied history, you know that there was an ‘ice age’ in which the temperatures dropped dramatically and froze the globe.  Then there was massive warming and melted the ice. Man could not be blamed for either of those scenarios, so how is he to blame now?  In its existence, the earth has been bombarded with asteroids and comets.  The magnetic fields are slowing drifting. There is solar activity in the sun with solar flares.  We have experienced and continue to experience earthquakes and volcanic eruptions which have affected the climate of the earth.  Yet amazingly the earth is still here and functional. 

The arguments are that the Arctic sea ice is melting faster than predicted and Antarctic ice is decreasing.  The fly in that ointment is that Antarctic ice is increasing, not decreasing.  The alarmists also fail to mention that the sea levels are rising but not at the necessary accelerated pace to make their predictions valid.

Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and the aggressiveness of those storms are not proof of man-made global warming or a climate disaster on the horizon.  Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) declared, “as of October 24, 2016, it will be a complete 11 years since a major hurricane (category 3) has struck the United States.”  The fact that we have had some since then is still not the evidence or substantiated data required to validate their argument.

The alarmists argue that the planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century.  That is a change that has largely been driven by increased carbon dioxide and man-made emissions into the atmosphere.  I keep hearing that 97% of scientists agree: climate change is real, man-made, and dangerous.  I’ve dealt with that assertion before, but it is bunk.  Dr. David Legates and his colleagues, published in the respected Science and Education journal reveal that Cook et al. had not considered whether the scientists and their published opinions had said climate change was ‘dangerous.’  Important distinction.

In researching, I have found that only 41 of the 11,944 published climate papers Cook examined explicitly stated that man-caused most of the warming since 1950.  He excluded about 8,000 papers in his sample on the unacceptable ground that they expressed no opinion on the climate consensus He himself flagged in just 64 papers.  The truth is that 23 of the 64 did not support the consensus. 

The earth was created by God and God doesn’t make junk.  God was not incapable of seeing into the future and knowing what we would be facing in 2021.  If He did not envision where we are, then He is not the God of the Bible.  I believe in God and believe and in climate change because the climate is always changing.  We have moved from warming trends to cooling trends and one Volcanic eruption emits more CO2 than the rest of mankind.  God prepared the planet for times like this.  I reject the destruction of man in the so-called interest of saving the planet.

God bless you and God bless America

WHO WILL STAND IN THE GAP FOR AMERICA?


History reveals some amazing befuddlements regarding the response of the public to the heroes who saved the day for freedom.  I remember studying the people and events of World War II and one of the most amazing oddities was that the man who saved the day for Britain and, in a great measure, the world Winston Churchill was denied his re-election bid just weeks after Germany’s unconditional surrender on V-E Day.  How could that be?  What would have caused the British people to take such an action? 

Many historians believe it was the speech that sunk his ship.  Some have called it “The Crazy Speech” and others “The Gestapo Speech.”  It could well have been a latent fear in the minds and hearts of the British populace that Churchill would become more of a Dictator than a Prime Minister. 

Churchill was gifted with foresight far beyond most of his contemporaries and in that speech, he returned to the more prophetic and warned of dangers ahead.  In the ‘30s he had been incredibly vocal and accurate regarding the danger Adolf Hitler posed.  He recognized Hitler’s aspirations and the danger of appeasement.  He understood, as have many great leaders that you do not negotiate from a position of weakness but strength.  He saw the dangers of Socialism and Communism.  He knew that the creeping quest for power by those tyrants would crush the life out of freedom.

An excerpt from his speech is worthy of reading, and I share it here.  He said:

 “I declare you from the bottom of my heart that no socialist system can be established without political police. Many of those who are advocating socialism or voting Socialist today will be horrified at this idea. That is because they are short-sighted; that is because they do not see where their theories are leading them.

No Socialist Government conducting the entire life and industry of the country could afford to allow free, sharp, or violently worded expressions of public discontent. They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo — no doubt very humanely directed in the first instance — and this would nip in the bud opinion as it formed.

It would stop criticism as it reared its head, and it would gather all the power to the Supreme Party and the party leaders, rising like stately pinnacles above the ordinary simple folk — the common people, as they like to call them in America — where would they be once this mighty organism had got them in its grip?”

Churchill’s warnings were not unfounded as history proves.  Donald J. Trump as did Ronald Reagan sounded the alarm of the dangers of Socialism and the creeping quest for power by the Leftists.  Reagan was not denied a second term, but Trump was for many reasons but in some measure, some viewed his warnings as did the British people Churchill’s. 

I suppose the question, as some have suggested, in the minds of the British people was whether Churchill was truly being prophetic and saw the dangers lurking down the road or had lost his grip on reality.  People in America have whined about Trump’s mean tweets rather than focusing on the dangers presented by toxic liberalism and the agenda advancing Socialism and Globalism. 

As at the end of World War II, the people were tired of war and facing danger and wanted ease and peace. Therefore, many believed that appeasement and being non-confrontational would serve them well.  They were wrong and were those who deemed Trump a madman.  The British people seemed to have quickly forgotten the heroism of Churchill in saving the nation and what that meant and would mean for them.  Many Americans have done the same regarding Trump.  They failed to see or acknowledge the good he achieved and focused on his personality and abrasiveness.

Tyranny, Socialism, Communism, Globalism, and the seekers of dominance never stop themselves in the quest for control.  America was founded to be Free, governed by a Constitution that protected our inalienable and individual rights and freedoms.  We are to be governed by the consent of the people and the constitution places limitations and restrictions on the government.  Trump recognized that Biden and the Democrats do not.

In the biblical history of Israel, each time the nation found itself in need of a deliverer, God provided one to Stand in the Gap and deliver from bondage.  As long as the nation sought God obeying His precepts and laws, they remained free.  Once they enjoyed the rest and peace of their deliverance, they returned to selfishness and abandoned their commitment to God and moral rightness.  The cycle was repeated time and again.

In 2021 America needs a deliverer or one to Stand in the Gap.  We need a Churchill who will fearlessly articulate the dangers and take steps to prevent those dangers from becoming a reality.  We are watching President Biden, the Democrats, and the RINOs systematically shred our progress as they impose mandates, regulations, and seize control.

Our economy has been pushed into the abyss of financial ruin.  Our ability to make our own choices is rapidly becoming a distant memory.  We are in grave danger of seeing the prophetic warning of President Reagan becoming reality.  He warned, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”  Maybe it is even worse than one generation and is only one election away. 

I would say we need a savior, but we have one, the Lord Jesus Christ!  Sadly, He has been rejected outright by many on the Left.  The actions of millions indicate that He is not deemed the Savior by their actions and defense of abominable practices and agendas.  We need a deliverer, one who will arise and Stand in the Gap and make up the Hedge.  We need one with the courage to declare the dangers and the selflessness to ignore the personal suffering that one will incur.  We need a rekindling of the Spirit of 1776 and the Spirit of the World War II era.

Who is our modern-day Churchill?  Who is our Gap Stander?  Who is our deliverer?  Is it a return of Donald John Trump or is there someone not yet recognized?  I don’t know, but I am praying for God to send us a deliverer.  I am praying 2 Chronicles 7:14 and asking for forgiveness personally and nationally.  I am renewing my commitment to the Word of God, the Constitutional objectives of our founding fathers, and Freedom.  I ask you to join me in prayer and in labor to bring it to reality.

God bless you and God bless America!