CAN AMERICA SURVIE?


We have never been at this juncture in the history of America! We are living in uncharted waters politically, economically, individually, nationally, and even spiritually. I have often wondered what our Founding Fathers would think if they were able to step on the scene of American politics today. We have allowed our nation to drift far from their expressed and intended purpose and design for this great nation. We can blame the left, the liberals, the socialist, the Democrats, and Republicans; but if we are honest, the ultimate blame comes back to us. We allowed it to happen! We have been the proverbial frog in the pan where the water was gradually heated and instead of leaping out of the pan the poor frog sat there until he died. We have watched a slow erosion of our liberties, the dismantling and circumventing of the Constitution; and possibly because it did not directly impact us or did not impact us too severely we did nothing. We watched and sent the same politicians back to Washington again and again to create this untenable situation and unsustainable debt that our great-grandchildren will be unable to pay. The question is frequently posed to and asked by me, “Can America Survive?” Can we survive if we do not put the brakes on this runaway train and reign in the abuse of our Constitutional liberties and freedoms? I believe it is time to bring Washington to its knees and boot out those who will not truly be “Servants of the People” and “Represent We the People.”

Although it is not a new thought I have been contemplating the last Presidential election and I saw how the candidate Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Sorento or whoever he really is, the left, and the media conspired to elect an individual who was completely unqualified for the job. They hid relevant personal information that no other has been able to hide. They labeled anyone who questioned him or anything he had done or not done as a racist. There was such infatuation with the idea of the first black President that they overlooked that he is half white and completely disconnected from the black man or woman of this country whose lineage is traceable to slavery. Yet the black community overwhelmingly voted for him not based on policy or ideology but because of the color of his skin. I know this was true for many, because I questioned numerous people, raising particular issues without identifying them as Republican or Democrat issues and almost 100% of the time they would state that they opposed it. Yet, when I would identify that the issue we were discussing were views held by Mr. Obama himself, they would tell me, “I don’t care, I’m voting for him because he is black.” If I stated publicly that I was voting for anyone because they were white, I’d be branded a racist; so, please tell me how their action is not? I do not vote for a candidate based on skin color but ideology, philosophy, record, and what platform they embrace.

We are now facing another Presidential election with this same individual seeking a second term. Sadly many are still adopting the same stance they had during the first election. Admittedly, many are voting to stay on the dole; they do not want to kill the goose that laid the golden egg for them. They want to keep receiving from the government, so they do not have to do what the rest of us do, work to earn a living and live within their means. They are willing to give up their liberties and allow the government to make life decisions for them. They expect this President and his party redistribute the nations wealth (although taking from the middle class could hardly be described as wealth, because the middle class are not wealthy). They want anyone who has invested themselves and accomplished success punished and forced to support them without having to spend the energy, develop the ideas, and run the risk of losing everything themselves.

We have a President that has openly stated in his book, that “if the political winds turn sour he would side with the Muslims.” He has alienated our friends and embraced those who would destroy this country and even vow to do so. We have a President who openly laments that the Constitution restricts him from being able to do all he desires to do to bring this country into a state of tyrannical rule and socialism. We have a President who is so narcissistic; he either cannot or will not open his eyes and see the price the American people are paying and will pay for generations for his policies and actions. We have a President who wants to not just punish but obliterate anyone who opposes him. He goes out of his way to put in place Czars and use agencies of the Federal Government to take punitive action against businesses and individuals that he does not like and that are vocal in their opposition to his policies and ideology.

He has openly stated that he wants to change the National Anthem to something that does not inspire the patriotic spirit that our current one does. He wants something less offensive to those in nations that hate us and for what we stand. He wants to eliminate any reference to bombs bursting in air or our military might. He has expressed that for those reasons both he and his wife have disdain and they even harbor hatred for the flag of this great nation. He did that in a 60 Minutes interview that the network conveniently edited out so the public would find it difficult to know how he really views this nation. (Imagine that! They spent 20 years in the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s Church, where that type of thought was regularly preached from the pulpit. His mentors were domestic terrorist, and those who would destroy our system of Capitalism. His father was an avowed hater of both the British & Americans and espoused the ideology of anti-capitalism and was anti-globalist, wanting to bring down the Western world.)

We have a President who continues to live the life of extravagance while most Americans are struggling to keep their heads above water economically. I do not begrudge any President a vacation but the number of vacations, the entourage that follows him, and the expense to the American taxpayer troubles my sensibilities. It is beyond rational comprehension, considering the economic times we are experiencing. He spends like money grows on trees and seems to give no thought to how future generations will pay the tab. He claims that he wants us to become less dependent on foreign oil but refuses to allow us to tap our natural resources here in this country which would more than offset our need for foreign oil. We could have the oil, natural gas, and develop alternative energy sources at the same time, but his hatred for the oil companies and desire to totally control prevents him from allowing us to glean that which God has provided under our soil to keep us free and whole. He told us before his election that he would fundamentally change America. He has, and is in the process of dismantling the very framework of this Nation. He is putting people in the judiciary who will trash the Constitution that is so precious and vital to our continued liberty and freedom.

I have had people tell me that America deserves him and that it is God’s judgment upon us for our sinfulness. To that I have to protest and say “nobody deserves this.” I do not believe that God’s desire is to see America destroyed while allowing nations such as China, Iran, and other totalitarian governments to flourish and survive. I know the Biblical prophecies regarding the “End Times.” I know that for many of the prophecies to come to pass America and Britain as free nations cannot continue and will ultimately fall. Yet, will it be God’s judgment on these nations or our slothfulness that brings it to pass? You might argue that they are the same but I challenge you to think that through.

If you hold your freedom precious and love this Nation then you face a critical decision in November 2012. You can support someone with a legitimate chance of unseating this current President and give us a chance to recover or you can vote for Obama or someone who will effectively take votes away from a viable candidate and consequently cast a ballot for the current President. Some will not like that statement and probably no longer want to hear what I have to say; but, I know it is the truth. I do not like voting for the lesser of two evils or having to settle, but I can see no future in this President having a second term. I too am a man of principle and hold my faith very dear. That is why I have said repeatedly that I will diligently seek the face of God to find out for whom I am to cast my ballot. I believe the Spirit of God’s direction, at this time, is for me to vote for the Republican candidate and endeavor to get as many others to do the same as I possibly can. If God directs me differently I will obey His direction.

Until the decision is final I will continue to pray that God moves on the hearts of voters to select the individual He desires as the nominee. Once the process of nomination is complete, I pray that God moves on the heart of that nominee to align himself or herself with His purposes and desires of the Kingdom of God. I pray that the nominee puts the nation ahead of any personal agenda. I pray that God moves on the hearts of men and women throughout this nation to vote as He desires and to seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness. I love God and love this country. I fought under her flag and will do so again if necessary to preserve her.

I pray that this next year brings you everything that you need, and that you walk in health and wholeness. I pray that God directs your path and opens the doors He wants you to go through and closes the ones that are not His purpose for your life. I pray that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers. May God bless you richly and may God bless America! Whatever you do, please stay energized and active in securing for America a Hope that is real and a Future filled with continued Liberty and Justice for All as One Nation under God! Thank you for reading this post. If you wish to share it please feel at complete liberty to do so!

WHAT WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO DIE FOR?


That is a question I’ve been asked and asked on numerous occasions and it is something I have given a great deal of thought to. The reason that I am writing about it now is the current condition of the world, the state of affairs in the United States of America, and my belief as to the time in which we are now living. I fully believe that the time will come when a very literal challenge with regard to this question will confront us. I have no desire to appear morbid or a doomsday prophet but from a biblical perspective I truly believe we are living in what the Bible calls “The Last Days.” Thus, according to the Book of Revelation and other passages in Scripture, it is entirely possible that some, if not many of us, will face this challenge.

From a purely political standpoint we could well be living in “The Last Days of America” as we have known it. I am completely convinced that the elections of November 2012 will be the most crucial that we have faced in our lifetime and the outcome could bring this country to a precipice that could plunge it into a very violent and dangerous condition. I am not advocating armed resistance, just stating what appears obvious; America is heading rapidly down the path of “Socialism” and the loss of our Constitutionally, guaranteed “Individual Liberties & Freedoms.” When and if that day comes, as our Founding Fathers before us, the commitment of our very lives to save this country from those who would enslave the populace with governmental regulation and control, literally making each of us wards of the State against our wills and in violation to the Constitution of these United States could be asked. I do not want to see that happen and my commitment to prayer, educating the voting public, and encouraging everyone to exercise their right, privilege, and duty to VOTE is unwavering.

But, back to my question for a moment please. In the mid to late 1960’s I entered the military and the following Oath of Enlistment was administered:

I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

If your commission was as an officer your Oath was as follows:

“I, (state your name), having been appointed a (rank) in the United States (branch of service), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the office upon which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

The President of the United States has a less demanding Oath but still one that is quite solemn and demanding. It is as follows:

I (state your name) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

In my mind, each of these oaths requires the individual to commit themselves to that pledge to the point of death, if necessary, to fulfill the promise made. Also, at my discharge they did not have me recite nullification of that pledge so I consider it a lifetime pledge to my country. For the President not only is he/she to execute the office but pledges to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. We have a President today that believes the Constitution outdated and obsolete. He sees it as a hindrance rather than protection of individual rights, freedoms, and liberties. He would suspend, by-pass, or abolish it and replace it was something that would allow him to operate as an Imperial Dictator, which to some degree he is now through various agencies, departments, executive orders, and his Czars. We are at a cross-road and unless the designed checks and balances provided by the Constitution properly function we will lose this country to an ideology that detests the American Flag, the American Constitution, the American Ideal, the Free Market, and a Free Society. I for one do not want to see this continue and am diligently working and committed to prayer for this nation and her people. I do pray for our leaders. I pray that they become obedient to God, turn their hearts to Him and any efforts they plan or devise to bring down this nation fails. I pray for their souls but do not pray for success in efforts to destroy the very foundational principles of this nation. It matters not to me which party they are in, if they plan schemes of destruction I pray to God that they be exposed to the light of truth and their efforts fail.

I recall, in Scripture, when Jesus was preparing to go to the Cross, He informed His disciples of His upcoming fate and Peter made his bold claim in Matthew 26:35 that even if he had to die he would not deny Jesus. However, we all know the account that Peter did deny the Lord and only after the resurrection was he restored and became a stalwart for God even in death in later years. It is not only possible but probable that the ultimate decision of “bowing the knee to Baal” or as the Hebrew Children “choosing the fiery furnace” will confront us. America needs her patriots to rise up and stand tall and firm, the like of which has not been known since the Revolutionary War. We may have differences in preference of political candidates and ideology but one thing, hopefully, we can all agree on is AMERICA IS WORTH PRESERVING! That effort will require sacrifice, labor, funds, and an enormous amount of intercessory prayer on the part of every believer and every citizen. Of course, I do not live in an Ivory Tower so I know that all will not heed this call, but if we can find a few that will become “watchmen on the walls” we can turn the tide that has swept this country and brought her to the brink of destruction. I encourage you to join me and countless thousands if not millions of others who have committed to seeing AMERICA RESTORED to the Greatness she has known through the years.

OUR OBJECTIVE:

1. A Federal Government reigned in and LIMITED as the Founders envisioned and laid the foundation and framework for.
2. All career politicians defeated and people sent to Washington that truly believe that their reason for being there is to represent WE THE PEOPLE!
3. FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY restored at every level of government and the JUDICIARY brought back to the position that the Constitution and our Founding Fathers desired and we need.

This task will neither be easy or quick. It may take decades to fully see it take place, if we have that long but it is worth the effort! My children and grandchildren deserve better than what they are being given and I am willing to sacrifice even my life to see them given back an America that is “One Nation under God with Liberty and Justice for all.”

Back to my original question: “What are you willing to give your life for?” I will give mine for my faith, my family, and my country! I hope that we see this transpire through efforts of education of the masses and at the polls. I hope that cooler heads prevail and hearts become open to the direction and leadership of God. I hope that we NEVER reach the place that the founders declared was our duty should the government become tyrannical and move completely outside the bounds established by the Constitution. I ask you to join me in prayer for America. If you, as I, believe she is worth saving then this will be a commitment you can readily make and a sacrifice though burdensome worthy of commitment to.

As we celebrate Christmas tomorrow, in peace, it is my prayer that the Peace of God rule our hearts and lives through Christ Jesus our Lord and that America is kept free from tyrannical ideologies that would destroy her! So I conclude by saying God Bless America and God Bless you. May you have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and an incredibly PROSPEROUS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

SIMPLE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE INTENT OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS FOR AMERICA….


What did they really want for this nation when they labored to secure our liberty from King George’s tyranny? What did they have in mind when they labored, debated, deliberated, and collaborated to put into print the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights? What did they want to avoid and what did they want to secure and ensure would be preserved for posterity into perpetuity?

I fully believe that if more Americans truly pondered those questions we would come to a better understanding of what their intent was and would become more involved in the political process of this nation rather than allowing the professional politicians to destroy the very fabric of our founding principles and take away our individual liberties and freedoms.

It is my firm conviction that when Thomas Jefferson penned the following it sent political shock waves around the world and resonated with virtually every person desiring liberty and freedom:

“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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

This was a direct challenge to the “divine right of kings” and an acknowledgement of “God’s supreme authority” and that there were certain rights that could only come from God and were the rights of every living man, woman, and child. It put in place the realistic possibility of establishing the “Proper Role of Government” and limited it in its scope and sphere. I fully believe that the founding fathers would “weep” if they saw what is happening today in this great land. It is my belief that if we as Americans truly want our “Republic”, the dream that the founding fathers held restored, we must educate ourselves in their vision and be willing to fight to the death for its reestablishment. We must demand that those in power in all three branches of government strictly adhere to and respect the Constitution of these United States of America.

We must:

1. Stop trading liberty for security or pseudo-security.
2. Stop thinking the role of government is active involvement in all aspects of our lives.
3. Take a good look at the proper role of government.
4. Understand that as government expands liberty contracts.
5. Understand that Government is best, when it governs least.

Mr. Jefferson, a true patriot, and lover of an America that was Free, made a most powerful statement:

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

They wrote the Bill of Rights to insure the liberty and freedom of every American citizen and provided the platform upon which the fledgling nation could grow rapidly with a solid foundation. The Bill of Rights is something that every American citizen should know by heart and treasure. It is something that we, hopefully, are willing to defend at all costs against those from any political party or faction that would diminish, set it aside, or destroy it.

We have been seeing a gradual erosion of our American Freedom for decades and now are on the fast track to total elimination of all individual rights and freedoms. We are moving from a Republican Democracy to a Socialistic Soft Tyranny at best and a Hard Tyranny at worst. We are presently regulated to the brink of extinction and every act of government seems to move us closer and closer to the point of no return where the “Centralized Federal Government” will be in TOTAL CONTROL. The founding fathers defended and demanded protection of “States Rights” and we are seeing that assaulted at a level never seen before, by the current administration.

So, what did the Founding Fathers want for America? They wanted Pure American liberty. They wanted a properly limited government and designed one. It is up to us as individual citizens to fight to see that restored. What is freedom worth to you? That is a question that only you can answer and your answer will determine your involvement and how you vote in ALL ELECTIONS!

I dare not conclude in any other way than say that it is my firm conviction that “until” we RETURN TO GOD with a whole heart we will not enjoy the Freedom and Liberty that the Founders designed and desired and God purposed for this nation. We have been a beacon shining into a darkened world for a long time and can continue being just that if we “turn our hearts” to God fully, pray fervently, and work diligently. It is my sincere desire that God guide your footsteps, guard and protect you and your family in all things, and provide you with the needs of your life spiritually, materially, physically, emotionally, and relationally. This country is worth spending our all to protect and our faith is worth dying for!

May God’s richest and best be yours in all things!