WHERE CAN I BUY SOME UTOPIAN GLASSES???


Blog Post - Utopia

Seriously I need to find some to enable me to see the world through a Utopian paradigm as so many seem to, especially those on the far left and the Republican establishment.  I sometimes think I’m back in the 60’s and they have found the stash of psychedelic drugs that were in prevalent use in that era.  Although I did not use them I knew some who did and they would describe the Kaleidoscope world they saw saying, “It’s, cool man.”  Yeah right! 

I saw a poll some time back which declared Mitt Romney as the top choice of Republicans for president followed by Jeb Bush and Chris Christie.  Mitt Romney has since dropped out of consideration and Jeb Bush announced that after discussing with his family the type of leadership needed in America he was launching his pre-campaign campaign.  It is not that I just don’t want another Bush in the White House it is that I don’t want this Bush in the White House.  I do not want another liberal RINO at the top of the ticket and I most assuredly do not want any Republican that the uber-liberal Alan Colmes thinks is great.  If Mr. Colmes thinks Jeb Bush will be the next president and is okay with that the alarm bells begin ringing within my heart and head and I have to ask, “What is it about Jeb Bush that Mr. Colmes likes?”  Well, Mr. Bush is pro-Amnesty, pro-spending, pro-big government, and pro so many things that I am opposed to I pray that none of the top three in the polls are the nominee.  That being said, the Establishment Republicans will get their script from the media and leftist and promote someone unacceptable from a Constitutional or Conservative viewpoint.  Nothing new in that but where are those Utopian Glasses when I need them?

Blog Post - Liberal Utopia

The liberals and many on the Republican side truly believe that if we grow government big enough, spend enough and have enough regulations, entitlement programs, and kowtow enough to our enemies America and our world will become a literal utopia.  Mr. Bush’s father was pro-world government, his brother while strong in national defense and support of the military was weak on many other fronts.  People are not going to beat their swords into plow shears and the weapons of war into pruning hooks UNTIL Jesus returns.  It is not going to happen by growing government, throwing money problems or negotiating some type of superficial settlement.  It is not going to happen by banning firearms or trying to play nice with terrorist and refusing to identify who and what they are.  It is not going to happen by waging shooting wars against anyone who disagrees with us.  Wars may be necessary or unavoidable from time to time but will never produce UTOPIA.

What we need is a true constitutional conservative at the top of the ticket who is capable of articulating what we believe not just what we are opposed to.  We do not need another milquetoast politician who has virtually zero concern for the constitution or the will of the people.  We need someone who embraces the views upon which our nation was founded, respects the rights of the people, defends the constitution and secures the borders. We need someone who will strengthen our national defense, reduce spending, advance a plan to reduce the deficit and shrink the overall size and scope of the federal government taking steps to return us to a Constitutional Republic.  But since that is not likely to happen with the current figures in power within both parties I need someone to hook me up with some Utopian Glasses so I can begin to sing ‘kum ba yah’ and fantasize about the Utopian world we are creating.

Blog Post - Change

In our most recent mid-term elections we sent a clear message to Congress and the White House that we wanted CHANGE but not that which Obama was selling.  We were tired of the Republican wimpishness and wanted a demonstration of political fortitude to take a stand against Obamacare, Amnesty and the abuse of power by the White House.  We wanted and want our borders secured, our national defense strong, our constitution honored and our laws enforced.  We want reduced spending, intervention in the addiction the federal government has to money and power and separation of powers in the federal government.  But, since that does not seem to be a possibility someone give me a lead on where I can purchase a pair of Utopian glasses so I won’t see the dangers looming on the horizon and can bury my head in the sand along with the millions who are oblivious to the impending destruction.

In case you failed to tune in to the sarcasm, some of what I am saying is with ‘tongue in cheek’.  However most of my friends are intelligent thinking patriots who caught it immediately.  We need a Moses, not a Christian Bale Moses but a Bible Moses to step forward and lead us out of bondage.

            God help us is my cry!  God wake us up is my plea!  God restore us is my desire!  God bless you and God bless America!

ARE WE THERE YET???


Spiritual Blog - Last Days

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 – “Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”  NKJV

 

My hesitancy to address some things in blog posts and on Facebook is not a lack of confidence in my understanding but the frequency of angry attackers who fail to hear the ‘conclusion of the whole matter’ and immediately go on the offensive to defend their doctrines.  Since the Bible is of ‘no private interpretation’ and it is my firm conviction that every verse must be interpreted in light of every other verse I find that my understanding on some things is in a state of flux and changes over time.  The core beliefs I hold do not change and nothing shakes me from Christ and Him crucified is the DOOR to Salvation.  That is a rock that does not change.

Many today, as in times past, are declaring that we are living in the END TIMES and I believe we are.  There are many theories and beliefs about the COMING OF THE LORD and what will happen, must happen, or can happen and my little devotional is not likely to change many views on that subject so that is not my focus.  Rather I ask, “How near are we to the return of Jesus?”  Since the Bible gives some things to look for regarding identifying the times and seasons of the End I ask, “Are we there yet?” 

In this passage Paul declares emphatically that the coming of Christ and our gathering to Him can be noted by several things: 

  • THE FALLING AWAY.

The word used in the Greek is (apostasia) from which we get our word ‘apostasy’.  I would offer that the condition marking the End Time is to be one in which there is either a significant dereliction of the essential principles of religious truth, a total abandonment of Christianity itself or the entire Christian system of doctrine and faith so polluted and perverted that it is insufficient for Salvation.   There will be a marked departure of Christian truths and principles in THE LAST DAYS.

  • THE REVEALING OF THE SON OF PERDITION or MAN OF SIN.

Of the many names used to describe this individual or entity is the same as used for the devil himself so there is little question that his existence and ideology is birthed in hell itself.  He and his core belief is one of ‘lawlessness’ with regard to the Laws of God and Christianity.

There is to be an exaltation of MAN or Humanism and a departure from FAITH and FIDELITY.  There is to be a return to a mentality and philosophy in which there are many roads leading to Salvation in direct conflict and contradiction to the clear teaching of the Bible and our Lord Jesus Christ.  So again I ask, “Are we there yet?”  I suggest that it would behoove each of us to check our foundational beliefs and reconfirm our commitment to and faith in God, the Bible and the Principles of Salvation.  I stand and declare with the apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 1:12, “…for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him until that Day.”  I’ve got confidence that God is going to see me through.

            May God be with you as you go through this day!

THE LONG TERM COST OF LIBERALISM…


Blog Post 1 - Liberalism

Today many are focused on the end of the eight year reign of Barack Obama as though once his term is over that is the end of the damage but IT IS NOT!  The destruction he has inflicted upon America and our system of government is so far reaching and long lasting he has literally achieved his goal of ‘fundamental transformation’ of America.  The sad reality is that there are still millions who would vote for him again if he were allowed to run for a third term and that speaks to the real condition in our Republic or what used to be a Republic.

Blog Post 1 - Amnesty

EXECUTIVE AMNESTY is one area in which we will be impacted negatively for decades if not permanently.  Tragically, should it be allowed to stand will be the death knell in a Free Constitutional America.  Going beyond the obvious desire of liberalism to solidify their power and voting bases with these ready-made Democrat voters who will be beholding to the leftist and government there is another issue that will likely destroy Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in the future.  I will completely sidestep the issue and cost of Medicare and Medicaid and address a report by Robert Rector, a senior fellow at the Heritage Institute.  In that report Rector stated, and it appears that he is being conservative in his estimates, that it will cost $1.3 TRILLION in lifetime Social Security benefits alone.  His calculations are based on only 3.97 million ILLEGALS applying for and receiving ‘legal status’ under the Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. citizens.  He further estimates that they would receive $7.8 BILLION annually in Earned Income Credit and Refundable Child Tax Credit and that it could escalate to as much as $23.5 BILLION.  Each DAPA eligible family already receives approximately $6,600 in welfare benefits and that will exponentially increase under Obama Amnesty.  Then you factor in Obamacare benefits and numerous other government entitlements and the figures continue to soar.  Simply, we CANNOT AFFORD Obama Amnesty!

Blog Post 1 - EPA

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY is another agency that is being used to wage war on our rights and liberties as citizens.  There are so many things to cite time and space would not allow an exhaustive list but one new one is they moved forward with what they are calling “WaterSense H2Otel Challenge” in February 2014 designed to identify how much individual water guests of hotels use for showers and encourage hotels to insure that people do not use water excessively.  This is being done as a voluntary program but like all things government voluntary becomes mandatory and ultimately usurps the constitution and our unalienable rights as citizens.  I am opposed to wasting water but would never want the federal government to mandate how much you can use in a shower in a hotel.  In my neighborhood I watched a road construction and city work crew turn on 4″-6″ pipes and pump water through them for days on end while the public was on water restrictions.  Car washes were able to use whatever they desires for business but I could only water my lawn on certain days and certain hours.  The situation of driving farmers out of business in California in the interest of saving a fish still chaps me royally so don’t get me started.

Blog Post 1 - ATF

THE ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS AGENCY’s actions are so far reaching and overreaching that they have almost become a para-legislative entity operating outside any legitimate oversight and without accountability to anyone but the President.  Their most recent move and subsequent backing off the AR-15 ammunition ban which is not a dead issue is an example of their apparent view of themselves as a virtual S.S. agency of Barack Obama.

THERE ARE LITERALLY HUNDREDS of Agencies, Sub-Agencies, Departments, and Sub-Departments within the federal government trampling on the constitution and our liberties and rights that go unnoticed and live beyond administrations.  They have become autonomous and virtually untouchable shielded from and effective congressional oversight and out of sight of WE THE PEOPLE.  All this is foreign to the Republic that our founders envisioned but a condition the federal bureaucracy has created and we have allowed to become reality.  STOPPING it now is almost impossible without a TOTAL RECONSTRUCTION of the federal government and that is not possible without men and women in Congress, the Courts and the White House who honor the Constitution and have enough fortitude and integrity to do what they were elected or nominated to do – PROTECT AND DEFEND the Constitution of these United States. 

God help us if we do not regain control of this monster now known as the federal government.  May God bless you and may God bless America again!

BARACK OBAMA: The American Problem or Symptom…


Blog Post 1 - Symptoms

I have a number of friends who are adamant in their argument that Mr. Obama is “The Anti-Christ” and I have stopped trying to convince them he is not, but he is not.  He, in my view, is clearly ‘anti’ many things that have to do with biblical Christianity, the America our founders sought to establish and things conservative or constitutional but from my study of the Bible I do not believe he is THE Anti-Christ.  You may disagree that and that is your prerogative.

I have some friends who are persuaded that Mr. Obama is THE American Problem but I contend that he is THE Symptom of the problem and a small cog in a very large wheel. I most assuredly believe that he and his ilk are quite problematic but are only visible evidences of the larger problem in America.  That being said, I am fully persuaded that if we do not address the root cause of the problem and stop trying to treat symptoms we will lose the nation forever that our founders envisioned and labored so tirelessly to establish and perpetuate.  Their resolve to deal with the root cause produced the American Revolution, Independence and a nation that has risen to worldwide greatness.  They understood that the “root cause” had to be dealt with and that the symptoms were only visible evidences of a cancerous condition that would ultimately destroy their lives and rob them of their labors.  We too must come to that conclusion and identify the problem while looking beyond the symptoms.

Blog Post 1 - Checks and Balances

Our founders, even those who were proponents of a strong central government opposed a bloated bureaucratic entity that would engulf the lives of the masses and swallow up the autonomy and authority of State Governments.  Thus they hammered out the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in an effort to insure that we would have a means and method to prevent and combat the monster that we have allowed to exist today.  Although some seemed to realize that potential problem  on the scale we see it today I seriously doubt any of them, in their worst nightmare, believed the American people would allow it to become reality, but we have.

Our founders gave us a bicameral legislature with a Senate and House of Representatives and gave specific and detailed powers to each as a protection for WE THE PEOPLE, the individual States and as a ‘check’ and ‘balance’ against an overreaching Executive Branch or a court that attempted to become legislative in nature.  They gave specific powers and restrictions to the Executive and Judicial branches in an effort to provide sufficient balance in power as to insure the preservation of the Republic thereby insuring our ability to pursue in peace Life, Liberty and Happiness.

Blog Post 1 - Welfare State

They envisioned no situation in which monies from the Public Trust would be taken to establish or provide ‘welfare’ for they all believed and understood that charity had to be voluntary and was the responsibility of family, church and community not government.  Today we have allowed the problem to produce a welfare state that has exceeded 50% of the populace drawing some type of subsistence from the Federal or State Government and that is an unsustainable condition.  We keep trying or calling for REFORM when ABOLITION is the solution.  I fully understand that with more than 50% of the population dependent upon government it would produce a literal war were we to go cold-turkey and ABOLISH the causes of the problem but we must move that direction if we are to survive and reclaim that which we were given.

Blog Post 1 - Size of Federal Government

They envisioned no situation where Big Brother would use the bloated multilayered bureaucracy of various governmental agencies and departments to control the lives of the citizens.  Yet, today we give up a little liberty for what we think is safety and in so doing as Mr. Franklin declared, give up both in the process.  We have a problem today that has its roots in a diabolical plan of an almost ageless ideology that wishes to reduce the masses to servitude of the few who rule.  It goes beyond religious beliefs although those are being used to achieve the objective.  It goes beyond race relations although those are being used to achieve the discord and bring into captivity to an ideology that destroys our unalienable rights as detailed in our Constitution and Bill of Rights.  The ROOT PROBLEM is an ideological one that has inspired a dependence and a willingness to take without risk or labor rather than give, invest and risk all to achieve.  It has been eroding the very core principles, values and beliefs that gave birth to the nation known as the United States of America.  If we are to preserve or reclaim that Republic we must, as citizens follow our forefathers examples and acknowledge the hand of providence in our existence, retain our independence and allow a spirit of personal pride arise within our hearts once again that seeks to carve out our own niche in life rather than be on the dole with no drive or pride.  If we are to reclaim and preserve our LIBERTY and FREEDOM we must take control of our lives and government.  It is my hope and desire that we do this systematically and doggedly through peaceful means and refuse to be deterred or dissuaded.

I am convinced that the presence of ideologues like Barack Obama, most of the leftist and many of those who identify as Republicans are a symptom of the real problem and if we are to become physicians of value we must accept responsibility of ownership of our government and labor in prayer and tirelessly devote ourselves to the Republic.  Can we regain control and restore the Republic?  I honestly do not know but I know we must try.  My heart breaks for the millions that are being plunged into a state of dark despair and hopelessness and thus my mission in life has become:  Presentation of Faith, Perpetuation of Family, Preservation of Freedom and Pursuit of Fidelity seeking a society and nation that has a moral mooring that is unshakable and can once again rise to that position that Divine Providence led us to.

            May God be with you in blessing and may He bless America again!

WHEN A PRESIDENT IS VINDICTIVE…


Blog Post B - Obama Shut Down

The American people, the Republic, the Constitution and the Courts all suffer almost irreparable damage.  The current occupant of the White House has long demonstrated a propensity for vindictiveness, retribution and revenge.  He apparently has such thin skin and fragile ego that any criticism is deemed a mortal sin and therefore must be eradicated.  He has demonstrated a total disregard for the constitution, congress and the courts while claiming a mandate from the people but ignoring their actions both at the voting booths and in surveys indicating their disapproval.  It is inconsequential to him and another reason I am 100% certain that he is a pathological narcissist incapable of grasping any reality than that manufactured in his mind.

When a president becomes paranoid and views all opposition as a mortal enemy as Richard Nixon and now Barack Obama everything about and in our system suffers and the most suffering is by WE THE PEOPLE.  When the Executive Officer of the nation goes rogue dismantling the constitution and imposing his will and ideology upon the courts, congress and the populace it is rightly identified as tyranny.  This type of usurping of the separation of powers as established by the Constitution of these United States is not just a bad practice it is possibly more dangerous than foreign enemies.  The framers of the American constitution envisioned a Republic wherein this would not be allowed by the other branches of government.  They did not envision a congress so weak-willed and timid they would give only token opposition and cower in fear at the threats of the Executive Branch.  They never envisioned a court that would virtually rubber stamp or side-step the issue of overreach by the Executive Branch.  They truly believed that each division of the tripartite we call government would rigorously defend its powers and resist at all cost usurpation of those powers.  That is not happening with the current leadership in the House or Senate leaving the constitution in shambles and WE THE PEOPLE gasping to breathe the air of Liberty.

Blog Post B - Government Agencies

The dangerous, unconstitutional and illegal use of various agencies under the auspices of the Executive Branch contravenes everything the founders sought to guarantee.  The total partisanship exhibited by Congress on almost everything done by this administration renders Congress impotent and inept in its constitutional duties and responsibilities toward WE THE PEOPLE whom they are supposed to be representing and serving.  The reality is they do not envision or understand their responsibilities as being our representatives but rather our rulers.  They do not embrace the idea of being a public servant but an intelligentsia who know best and complete liberty to disregard our wishes.  It would seem that the White House, Congress and often the Courts deem us as ‘ignorant’ and ‘unlearned’ when it comes to politics and governance.  We have been told more than once that because we are not privy to the inside information they have we could not possibly know what is best for us or the nation.  I find that repugnant.

Blog Post B - Founders warned us

We are standing on the precipice between liberty and tyranny; freedom and bondage and MUST stand together or we fall separately.  We must ultimately realize that we have arrived a one of those places men such as Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, James Madison, John Adams and others warned could come.  Madison said, “All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.”  John Adams declared, “Power always thinks…that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws.”  Jefferson warned, “Experience has shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”  George Washington astutely declared, “It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.”  They understood what WE THE PEOPLE seem to have forgotten that we MUST be the true overseers of government rather than been overseen by it as pawns in a global or national chess match.

When a President becomes vindictive, retaliatory, and vengeful seeking retribution upon those he deems political and ideological enemies he has vacated all reasonable justification for being in that position.  Sadly, the populace has demonstrated a willingness to be sheep led to the slaughter and a blindness to the constitutional dangers bringing us to the position and condition we find ourselves in America.  I have concluded that while we dare not give up the fight that without divine intervention by Jehovah God Himself we have been silent and blind too long.  Therefore, my efforts will continue but become secondary to my desire and willingness to intercede for my nation.

God bless you and God bless America!

Blog Post B - Defend America