WHEN DID MAN GET SMARTER THAN GOD?


BLOG POST 1- Smarter Than God

Yes, I am being facetious and using sarcasm but the average politician especially the Liberal Leftist seem to believe that government and politicians are smarter and have a better plan than God.  Sadly, millions of Americans have bought into that logic or illogic and thus we have the class war that exists today and the ungodly and unjust “tax code” and much more!  Will we change it to a more just and biblical code?  I seriously doubt it because politicians are addicted to our money, impervious to the dictates of God and driven by their desire to fill the government’s coffers.  Money is power and power they love.  Money buys votes and votes they love.  Money buys subservience and subjects. they love.  Therefore, I seriously doubt most of them even know what God’s TAX PLAN was or care.

In Deuteronomy 14:22, we find God’s plan for His people as civil laws were established by Moses under the direction of God Himself.  Deuteronomy 14:22, “You shall surely tithe all the produce from what you sow, which comes out of the field every year.”  The tithe was one-tenth or10% of the annual income of every citizen and basically functioned as a TAX or a LEVY upon the people.  From the proceeds of that 10%, officials were paid and social programs operated. (Deuteronomy 26:12).  The mention of the tithe is not derived from a singular mention but numerous occasions in the Bible it is referenced and directed.

In God’s Plan, everyone paid the same rate.  Heaven Forbid would cry the leftist and some on the right, that would not be FAIR.  But in God’s eyes, it was deemed not only to be fair but optimum. The rate was 10% for the rich and 10% for the poor or proportional.  If someone made $10 MILLION they paid $1 MILLION and if they made $100 they paid $10.  You may scream, as do the liberals, that what is left makes this unjust and unfair but does it?  In this system, everybody has skin in the game and pays a fair proportional share.  I personally believe that God is smarter than man and would not have instituted an unjust system.  He has a reason for everything He does and as a Christian, I trust His judgment.

Jesus, taught impartiality and described it as reflective of God’s character saying in Matthew 5:45, “He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and unrighteous.”  Imagine that!  This system is known as “capitation taxation” which can be understood as “an assessment levied by the government upon a person at a fixed rate, regardless of income or worth.”  That is exactly the system that is found in the U.S. Constitution. I have met politicians that did not know that.  In Article 1, Section 9 we read, “No capitation or other direct tax shall be laid unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.”  THAT IS NOT TODAY’S SYSTEM.  Our Framers required that all federal taxes be applied evenly to every person and divided equally based on the census population.  In Article 1, Section 8 we find, “The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises… but all duties, imposts and excises shall be UNIFORM throughout the United States.”  OOPS!  How did we deviate from that?

With the rise of Progressivism and Poststructuralism which are largely anti-biblical and promotes the idea that people are not part of the country but members of sects and groups thus affording them special consideration.  The views promoted by those paradigms of thought pit group against group, ethnicity against ethnicity, and divides this nation wrongly and harmfully.  From the views espoused by those ideologies, there must be laws that protect various groups and force others to accept or adopt their views.  The Great Seal of State of the U.S.A. is ‘E Pluribus Unum’ which means “out of many, one.”  These infringing views alter that to be ‘E Unum Pluribus’ or “out of one, many” and thereby divide the nation into sectarian groups and ideological societies that are virtually at war with each other.

That view gained a toe-hold in Congress in 1894 with the passage of a TAX that singled out the wealthy and treated them differently than the rest of society.  Congressman, John Morrill argued, “In this country, we neither create nor tolerate any distinction of rank, race, or color, and should not tolerate anything else than entire equality in our taxation.”  I agree because that is both constitutional and biblical.  In 1895 the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the 1894 Law as a direct violation of the wording of the Constitution.  Now, you begin to understand why Liberals, Progressives, and RINO’s do not like Originalism.  Supreme Court Justice Stephen Field gave a warning that could be deemed prophetic saying, “It [this tax] will be but the stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till our political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich – a war constantly growing in intensity and bitterness.”  THAT IS WHERE WE ARE TODAY!

Once the Law was struck down this adversarial group advocated a Constitutional Amendment that would allow the rich to be treated differently to everyone else, which would only lead to the selective targeting of various groups.  In 1913 their proposal was ratified as the Sixteenth Amendment and permitted the PROGRESSIVE TAX SYSTEM we now endure.  This is one of the greatest dividers in our nation and the incessant ranting of the Left, many of which are rich, to make the rich evil divides our nation doing great damage.  Our original system, the biblical one, treated every American the same and afforded a path whereby every American paid his share and every American had an investment in the success of the nation.  It did not punish success or reward failure.  The rain fell on the just and unjust alike.  If we went back to this system we would, over the long haul, bring some sanity to our nation, but in the interim, there would be such anger and violence we might not survive.  After all, the government is smarter than God, right?  (My tongue is firmly planted in my cheek.)  Returning to God’s system which is birthed out of His wisdom would offer a pathway to health whereas ignoring it only invites more division and destruction.  YES, I am a proponent of God’s method and do not believe that the federal government should every get more than 10%.

I am praying for America and asking God to bless you and my nation!

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AMERICA’S DEBT DILEMMA IS CATASTROPHIC…


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I have often wondered how anyone could adopt a position of frugality, living within one’s means, and fiscal restraint as being good for individuals and businesses but not for the government.  That embodies a dualism that is dangerous and destructive for the nation and her citizens.  Unsustainable debt harms the very people the debt was supposedly designed and purposed to help.  In our personal lives or businesses if we incurred debt that would outlive us and becomes a burden on our heirs that would jeopardize their ability to pursue Life, Liberty, and Happiness.

The federal government’s increasing and continuing debt will impact multiple future generations negatively.  That is an issue that no one on the left and too few on the right is discussing or even seem willing to address.  When the volume of debt reaches the levels, it has today it places every American and most assuredly every taxpayer at great risk financially.  I have l long been an adversary of “Baseline Budgeting” and an advocate of “Zero Based Budgeting.”  One perpetuates debt (Baseline) and the other offers a path to financial freedom.  In our federal system, the politicians are not just advocates of “Baseline Budgeting” but fierce defenders of that system.  The reason, in my view, is to ensure their ability for cronyism, corruption, and bribery as it increases their power.

Politicians on both sides of the aisle seem to have adopted the view that it is government’s privilege and responsibility to ‘redistribute the wealth’ of its citizens, taking from those deemed to have and giving to those who lack.  It never considers the reasons those who have were able to amass wealth or the reason for not having risen in economic status.  The excessive debt of America, created by the politicians, wears down the very spirit of enterprise and entrepreneurialism that is required in developing a strong economy.  It also increases the opportunity for corruption and perverts our entire system of government.  That should be so appalling to every lover of freedom that we rise up in resistance at the voting booths and FIRE the offenders in Congress.  It would only take a few election cycles for us to get the attention of the politicians and bureaucrats and we might see a move toward fiscal sanity.

Our politicians and the non-elected bureaucrats have created a situation where we have incomprehensible debt through loan guarantees, stimulus, entitlements, and subsidies.  Our government guarantees loans for so many areas the danger is clear even to those not trained in economics.  We have housing guarantees, subsidies and guarantees in agriculture, energy, transportation, education, and many other areas.  Our government insures banks, credit unions, pension funds, the decline in agricultural production and more.  It is so frightening that the “Bailout Barometer” of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond estimates that 61% of ALL LIABILITIES in our financial system are explicitly and implicitly backed by the government.  Who is that?  The Taxpayers!

Current loan guarantees exceed $18 TRILLION.  Many politicians and some economist argue that government lending is essential to achieve economic growth. They contend that it mitigates the imperfections of the market.  That is wrong, in my view, for when the government becomes involved in private industry that industry becomes public and we all know how inefficient government has proven to be.  The Department of Education alone has approximately $1.3 TRILLION in direct student loans outstanding and there is almost $75 BILLION in default.

When government the makes loans, it relieves the requirement for a business to compete for the loan based on merit it is dangerous.  In the private sector ‘profitability and creditworthiness’ are essential but not so with the government.  Private banks and investors want to make a profit but the government is interested only in tax revenues and a measure of control, not sound business models.  We have been exposed to that on more than one occasion during the previous administration, but not limited to Obama for Republican and Democrat administrations followed the same path.  The default rate on government loans is over 20% and that is an untenable level but is ignored by the politicians and our debt continues to grow as we lend money to unqualified businesses.

Some have stated that the government lending machine is nothing more than a Credit Racket that is destroying our economy and thereby our Republic.  The government has commandeered business after business temporarily or long-term through subsidies, loans, grants, or stimulus offerings.  Excessive National Debt is destroying our nation and if we do not change our budgeting process and find fiscal sanity we will so burden future generations that only the super-rich will survive financially.  They will survive only because they are super-rich.  The middle-class and poor will become so poverty stricken that without governmental handouts they cannot survive.  Sadly, in that state the government will be unable to sustain them so the nation will crumble under the financial burden that politicians for decades have laid upon the backs of the taxpayers.  ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

God, bless you and God bless America!

LIMITED GOVERNMENT, not NO GOVERNMENT…


BLOG POST 1 - Limited Government

I had someone say to me, “Roy, it is hard to classify what you are politically.  Sometimes, I think you are Republican, sometimes Independent, and sometimes Libertarian but never a liberal.”  I understand that because I sometimes do not know what to call myself other than a Constitutional American who is conservative on most issues and a strong supporter of LIMITED GOVERNMENT.   I am not an interventionist nor an isolationist. On virtually every issue other than National Security, I lean toward a position that I would identify as “Self-Government” which by my definition is Local Government.  There are many instances that I believe the federal and state government should STAY OUT and let the local community determine its policies.  Obviously, that does not apply to murder, rape, and many other crimes but there are numerous other issues that, in my view, the Feds and State should STAY OUT.  I am not promoting every community becoming a law unto themselves and not have uniform laws and enforcement throughout the United States.  The result would likely be anarchy and such chaos that when you crossed county lines or city limits you would virtually find yourself in a foreign land legally.  That is not tenable.

How did we arrive at the idea that Healthcare or Health Insurance was an inalienable constitutional right?  How did we determine that it was incumbent on government to provide healthcare for everyone?  How did we come to the position that one of the cornerstones of any governmental involvement in healthcare was coverage of pre-existing conditions?  Let me deal with that briefly and you may agree or disagree but please hear me out before you kick me to the curb and rail against me.  Do we also think that insurance companies should be forced to write a policy to cover our homes AFTER THE FACT?  Is it reasonable to expect an insurance company to write a policy to cover a home after fire, flood or tornado has ravaged it?  Few would think that reasonable and most would understand that an insurance company could not survive financially if that were the case and many, if not most, would simply not carry insurance UNTIL disaster struck then buy a policy and presto you get a new house.  Likewise, we do not expect automobile insurance companies to insure vehicle AFTER an accident.  If that were the case who would carry insurance?  WHY WOULD YOU?  You don’t need it until you need it so why pay the monthly, quarterly, or annual premiums UNTIL you have a need?  That also holds true for health insurance, if we are reasonable.

There is a caveat where I do believe there should be a governmental edict, regulation, ruling, or law that allows true portability of health insurance.  It is not reasonable to ask insurance companies to write a policy for a pre-existing condition where a person failed to buy insurance at the same premium as the healthy.  If a person has insurance through their employer and they lose their job, that insurance should be truly portable meaning that the premium payment transitioned from the employer to the individual.  If that person was being treated for a condition they would continue to be treated under the same insurance policy and the insurance company could not kick them out so long as the premiums were paid.  I support a governmental regulation that prevents insurance companies from taking advantage of a person battling a health condition simply because they lost their job.  The regulation would be that the insurance becomes truly portable and the coverage continues uninterrupted, the premium payer changes and that is the only change.

If a person contracts a catastrophic medical condition without insurance that should be a matter for charity, churches, family, and the medical community to show benevolence rather than government mandating that the insurance companies take them on.  What happens when there is an edict that insurance companies must provide coverage for pre-existing conditions many areas of coverage are forced on people.  Many have to pay for things they would otherwise never purchase.  One prime example would be ‘maternity care’ for males.  I did not say, families, I said MEN.  We do not need it.  There are many other examples but that is one glaring example.

I personally do not want government in my bedroom, bathroom, or doctor’s office.  If a local community is foolish enough to decide that it is acceptable to allow a male, who calls himself a female, to occupy the same bathroom as women and young girls, so be it.  I hate their decision, but if that is the consensus of the community that is their issue.  The federal government nor the state government should mandate decisions such as that.  I do not want the federal government mandating that private citizens or businesses violate their religious convictions and virtually destroying their business if they stand on their constitutional rights of Freedom of Religion.

I want LIMITED GOVERNMENT, not NO GOVERNMENT.  I want the Constitution followed explicitly as written and if we disagree with the original intent, as a nation, we have a process to alter that document.  It is the Amendment Process and should never be by some activist jurist legislating from the bench.  If a Judge disagrees with the Constitution, it does not free him or her to change the wording of that document to fit his particular preference or ideology.  That renders the Constitution meaningless.  It is not a Living Document but a Guiding Document and that fact have helped to preserve the Republic for over 240 years.

We need to use reason and logic not a misguided idea of what is compassionate and thus make compassion or empathy the guide.  They should guide our personal actions and if we see someone in need it is our privilege, if not responsibility, to offer a hand up and at times a handout.  It is not the privilege, responsibility, or right of the government to take taxpayer money for benevolence.  Charity is the responsibility of those organizations set up to address those needs.  It is the duty of churches, families, and communities to address those types of needs.  If we return to that principle rather than demanding that government DO IT FOR US, we will solve many of the problems of this nation.  We will restore personal responsibility and accountability, without which no nation can long survive.

God, bless you and God bless America!

THE CONSTUTION – – The Republic Can Only Survive as It Is Honored…


BLOG POST 1 - Constitution

As directed by our American Constitution virtually every holder of any office including our military take an Oath of Office or Service.  The Oath is usually something like the following:

“I [name], do solemnly swear 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                 duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So, help me God.”

The common thread in every Oath taken by anyone connected to the federal government and those becoming citizens of these United States is an Oath of Allegiance to the Constitution which is the Republic.  Without adherence to that Oath, our Republic and Constitution is meaningless.  We have survived for 240 years because we, as a people, have taken that Oath with a high degree of seriousness.  That has changed or is changing so it would seem.  If a majority of people in the United States ever adopt the view that many politicians, activist groups, and even religious sects that our Constitution is to be selective obeyed if at all, we perish.

One of the cornerstones of a Free Republic is the consent to accept the outcome of elections.  Donald Trump was castigated and called many vile names and his patriotism and commitment to America called into question during the debates.  Hillary and the Democrats tried to use his refusal to declare that he would accept the outcome of the election against him.  They insisted that was Un-American, bordered on Treason, and was quite other than the American way and could not be tolerated.  NOW, who is refusing to accept the outcome of the election?  You get a gold star, it is Hillary and the Democrats along with some of the Never Trump Adherents.  They are not only denying the outcome they are encouraging those prone to protest to not only protest but do so violently.  They have applauded the looting, burning, rioting, and vile speech as simply being dissent due to disappointment.  Barack Obama and Michelle encouraged them to continue without specifically saying, “Burn, loot, maim, and commit crimes.”  They did not have to say those words, those protesting understood the endorsement and signal of approval.

The Democrats in Congress have set themselves to OBSTRUCT anything and everything that Donald Trump does UNLESS he agrees to allow them to choose the Judges and other positions.  That is foreign to the Constitution for that document gives the right to appoint judges to the President and the Senate is to give “advice” and “consent.”  I do not mind debating the credentials and even the character of the nominee, that is within the scope of the Constitution.  They have not stood in an almost 100% Bloc to prevent Judge Gorsuch for being confirmed claiming the seat belongs to Merrick Garland, which it does not.  They are objecting because he is not liberal enough saying he is not ‘mainstream’ and objecting to his originalist positions and are trying to use the Constitution to defend their antics.  It is interesting that the Left will use the Constitution when they are in power to advance their agenda but when they lose they seek ways to bypass it and reinterpret it.

When Democrats win, the Republicans say, “They won, so they get to choose.”  I am quite certain that is partly due to a condition of spinelessness on their part and partly because they recognize that for the Republic to survive the Constitution must be followed.  The Democrats believe, as many have expressed, the American Constitution is outdated and must be considered a Living Document that evolves over time to adapt to the whims of society.  That is what Democracies have done and one of the keys in their demise or suicide.  Our Founders and Framers hammered out a compromise in this System of Government guided by the Constitution that would withstand the test and ravages of time and changing societies and we must not abandon it.

The Islamist do not disregard authority they simply declare that there is no higher authority than their Sharia Law. The Democrats believe in authority when they are the ones issuing the decrees but if not the Constitution is an antiquated document.  The unmasking of American citizens, in intel that had nothing to do with national security or the Russian investigation, by Democrats is deemed part of their job.  If it is or were done by a Republican, there would be immediate demands that we have a special investigator and indictments the result.  They ignored the violations of law that even the FBI Head acknowledged existed but his justification was that she did not intend to do harm.  Try that if you speed and see if your ticket is dismissed.  When Susan Rice and Evelyn Farkas can do what they have done and it is perceived and advanced by the Left as their part of their job or an act of great patriotism.  Van Jones has now declared that Donald Trump should award Susan Rice the Presidental Medal.  SERIOUSLY???  Yet, if any Republican omits even one small item in their disclosure they are guilty of High-Crimes worthy of criminal charges and to be banned from government service.

We have one side who IGNORE the Constitution, are failing to honor their Oath of Office and are facilitating the destruction of the Republic. The danger, in my view, is that if the number of citizens who adopt the view that the Constitution can or should be ignored THE REPUBLIC IS LOST.  I am not suggesting might be lost but it is LOST.  The only way America can survive as a Free Republic is through adherence to the guidelines and restraints of the Constitution.  No judge has a constitutional right to legislate from the bench he/she are to rule according to the constitutionality, not ideological preference.  No elected official has a constitutional right to ignore the Constitution, refuse to accept the peaceful transfer of power and adhere to the constitution and their Oath of Office.  If they violate that, they should be dismissed by the other members and if not by them, at the next election they should be shown the door.

I don’t care if you are Democrat or Republican, the Constitution is the Law of the Land and it must be followed.  In that document, there is the method to alter it to our liking and that is the Amendment Process. That process is time-consuming and difficult as it should be because we are a Republic, not a Pure Democracy and Republics do not change to accommodate a current whim.  We have survived because we have a Constitution that has been, in large part, followed and we will cease to exist if we no longer follow it and keep the oath of office every elected official and most government personnel have sworn to uphold.  I ask that everyone pay attention, study that document, pray for our leaders and nation, and insist that the Constitution be followed and politicians fulfill their Oath of Office.

God, bless you and God bless America!

 

DROWNING IN A SEA OF DEBT…


BLOG POST 2 - Sea of Debt

America, we are now and have been drowning in a sea of debt for so long many have come to believe it an unavoidable and normal condition of government.  The lackadaisical attitude of Washington and far too many Americans regarding debt is not only dangerous it is robbing us of Liberty and Freedom and will ultimately destroy the Republic we have enjoyed for over 240 years.  I believe, as the Bible declares, and our Founding Fathers and the Framers warned, DEBT IS DESTRUCTIVE.  Let me qualify that marginally, excessive debt is destructive but debt makes the borrower a slave to the lender in a very real sense.  If the government is the lender and the American people borrowers by virtue of the entitlement subsidy then we are trading our Freedom and Liberty for sustenance and security and in so doing, we lose both.  That is not the idea envisioned by the Founders or Framers and should not be acceptable today.

Unfortunately, many who find our National Sea of Debt less than desirable believe it is unavoidable and thereby resign themselves to the condition as a natural and normal part of your federal system.  IT IS NOT and at a great price, we allow it to continue.  Of course, it would be difficult and incredibly painful to force the federal government to live within its means, but failure to take that bold action will further erode our Liberty and Freedom.  Our National Debt, as of this writing is about $100 BILLION short of $20 TRILLION.  We are on a path of spending and debt that can only end in a complete collapse of our financial system and that will mean financial ruin for millions if not most Americans.  The negative impact on the world, should America’s financial system collapse would be catastrophic and plunge the world into a condition conducive for diabolical powers to TAKE TOTAL CONTROL as they offer us a lifeline and become our savior.  They are not saviors but despotic tyrants who want to RULE with an IRON HAND and we would be their serfs.

I make no apologies for using the Bible and biblical principles in my arguments for things political.  I am who I am and who I am is a believer in the God, the Bible, and identify myself as a Christian.  Therefore, my worldview is filtered through the prism of my faith and understanding of God’s Word and His precepts and principles.  I go to the Bible for guidance regarding debt and quickly find the warning in Proverbs 22:7, “the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.”  I would contend, as have many others, that to the degree that a person is indebted that person’s individual liberty diminishes by the same proportion or ratio.  Your possible options regarding what you can do with your income or increase in wealth are limited by the amount of debt you possess.  The greater your debt the fewer options you have and the more that someone else determines what you can do with your money.  Debt is ownership in a very real sense.  Whoever holds the note is the owner. That is true for individuals, corporations, or nations.

God warned Israel to avoid debt as we find in Deuteronomy 15:6, “For the Lord your God will bless you as He has promised you, and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.”  The idea of ownership is seen in debt for the one lending was the one ruling and the one borrowing was the one being ruled.  America who rules us?  Thomas Jefferson offered a profound warning and explanation, “To preserve their [the people’s] independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.  We must make our election [choice] between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.”  WE FAILED THAT TEST and did not HEED THAT WARNING and it is drowning us and destroying our republic.  The revelation is clear that frugality produces liberty and debt results in a form of slavery.  Those who are addicted to the entitlements provided by the government have opted to sell their Liberty for Sustenance.  Those who are driven by instant gratification and adopted a Play now Pay later mentality are slaves to their debt. They are owned by the bank and mortgage company as those entities allow them to enjoy the objects of their servitude as they seek ease and comfort.  At what price do we sell our Liberty?

Thomas Jefferson, one of the most prolific antagonists against excessive government and government spending also warned, “The forehorse [lender] of this frightful team is public debt.  Taxation follows that and in its train wretchedness and oppression.”  Not a very pretty picture of a nation buried in excessive debt, is it?  Jefferson also declared that he, “placed economy [frugality] among the first and most republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest dangers to be feared.”  Alexander Hamilton as well as George Washington, Ben Franklin, and others continually and repeatedly warned of the SEA OF DEBT that would drown our Republic.  WE HAVE IGNORED THOSE WARNINGS and opted for ease and comfort over Freedom and Liberty.  We have willingly sold ourselves into slavery by allowing politicians of all stripes to lade us with debt that generations in the future will not be able to pay.  George Washington said, “The progressive accumulation of debt…ultimately endangers all governments.  No pecuniary [monetary] consideration is more urgent than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt…”   THAT SOUNDS LIKE A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN TODAY’S AMERICA.  Politicians would turn against the Father of our Nation and call him names worse than they are calling Donald Trump were he to step on the scene and declare that today.

AMERICA, we cannot afford the entitlements now being granted to citizens, non-citizens, and other nations.  We cannot afford the continuation of mortgaging our future by assuming debt that will eventually make us subservient to other nations, nations who desire our destruction, not our success.  We cannot afford to allow politicians to bury us in a sea of debt to facilitate their political bribery and cronyism.  We MUST, in government, as in our personal situations, LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS.  No, there is not enough money in America to satisfy the insatiable monetary appetite of politicians so increasing taxes will not solve the problem.  We must IMMEDIATELY reduce spending, cut the budget, and develop a budgetary process where cuts are real, spending is reduced, and the debt is retired.  THAT is a CONDITION of AUSTERITY and will BE PAINFUL.  It will cause many politicians to lose their jobs and may cause such resistance from those totally dependent on government to take to the streets.  WE MAY BE TOO FAR DOWN THE ROAD OF DESTRUCTION TO TURN BACK.  I pray that is not the case.

God, bless you and God bless America!

 

 

HOW MANY SHOES HAVE TO DROP???


BLOG POST 1 - Shoe Drop

Seriously, how many revelations, admissions, acknowledgments, and discoveries of the actually spying on Donald Trump and his Team by Barack Obama’s Team occur before we deal with the issue?  The more we uncover the more it seems less likely it was “incidental” discovery but “planned spying” that resulted in America citizen’s names being UNMASKED and illegally leaked.  They admit it and then spin it as though they were simply doing their Patriotic duty and defending the Republic against the suggested nefariousness of the incoming president.  I wonder how they can say that with a straight face but have learned they have no shame and it often seems, no conscience.  Now we know that Susan Rice was directly involved and no one could think that Ms. Rice did what she did without the knowledge and approval of Barack Obama.  No honest person, that is!

They follow the philosophy of the Marxist and Alinskites embodied in the words of Joseph Goebbels, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic, and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”  That is what Congressman Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Senator Chuck Schumer, the MSM, and political pundits are doing.  The incessant cry that the “Russians Stole the Election” is a LIE and they know it but if they keep promoting it consistently it will be believed and achieve their objective.

I believe the objective of the “Russian Did It” campaign is multi-pronged with at least three prongs.  Let me list my three prongs of their LIE and SPIN.  It is a diversionary tactic designed to hinder the progress and attention of the Republicans and President on Trump’s agenda and the fulfillment of his campaign promises.  It is an attempt to place a question in the minds of the public as to the legitimacy of the Trump presidency and thereby delegitimize and damage him to the point that everything he does is questioned.  It is an attempt to destabilize the nation hoping for an opportunity for more governmental control over the citizenry.  It is diabolical, unconstitutional in ideology, and detrimental to America and all Americans.

James Clapper has insisted there was no spying on the Trump Administration or Transition team.  James Comey has insisted that there was no wiretapping of Donald Trump or Trump Tower.  Yet, the leaked information, the information cited but not yet revealed by the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives indicates otherwise.  The illegal leaking of information, transcripts being placed in the hands of the various news outlets, and other indicators suggest that there was spying totally unconnected to any Russian involvement and without any credible national security concerns.  THAT IS ILLEGAL and must be investigated.

But those are not the most persuasive factual revelations that someone, possible Barack Obama himself authorized and initiated intensive spying and intelligence gathering on Donald Trump and his team.  That admission by the former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense on MSNBC and other places.  Ms. Farkas declared, “I was urging my former colleagues, and, and frankly speaking the people on the Hill [Democrat politicians], it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can – get as much intelligence as you can – before President Obama leaves the administration.”  That is deeply troubling but it gets worse as she continued, “Because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left; so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy, um, that the Trump folks – IF THEY FOUND OUT HOW WE KNEW WHAT WE KNEW ABOUT THEIR, THE TRUMP STAFF, DEALING WITH RUSSIANS – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods; meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence.”

There are so many troubling aspects to this making beyond disturbing.  It is nothing short of amazing that the Democrats would attempt to deny, ignore, or defend this action and that of Susan Rice.  If Barack Obama did not authorize this, then Ms. Farkas went rouge and that I do not believe.  I believe she is attempting to ‘fall on the sword’ for Mr. Obama as more and more information surfaces revealing what transpired.  But how about her words “If they (Trump) knew HOW we knew…”  Ms. Farkas, exactly HOW did you know?  What were the surveillance methods used?  What was the extent? What were the sources used?  Was there a FISA warrant or any other warrant that justified your actions?  You suggested that you were doing your Patriotic Duty to SPY ON the nefarious Donald Trump to protect America.  You suggested that President Trump would destroy intelligence, which you know is a total lie but because of the incredible deviousness and secretiveness of your administration, you feared he would do what your boss attempted repeatedly.  Your actions were not those of a patriot but a political ideologue determined to undermine an incoming president hoping to protect the so-called Legacy of Barack Obama.  You want to continue the path of destruction of America in his fundamental transformation.  You admitted to spying and Congress needs to take immediate action as does the Department of Justice. 

Ms. Farkas, with the help of MSNBC, seemingly outed herself as the chief source of the New York Times report which discussed Obama officials leaking information. The Times tried to protect her but her own words outed her.  The Times reported, “More than a half-dozen current and former officials described various aspects of the effort to preserve and distribute intelligence, and some said they were speaking to draw attention to the material and ensure a proper investigation by Congress. All spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, nearly all of which remains secret.”  THAT IS A CRIME!  It was a crime to leak it to the media.  It was a crime to discuss the material.  It was a crime to unmask American citizen’s names.  I suspect that the spying was done, largely, if not entirely ILLEGALLY and it appears that the NSA, FBI, CIA and other agencies were complicit.  That so politicizes our intelligence community’s leadership that changes MUST take place immediately. Every Obama holdover in every agency, bureaucracy and governmental position that can be removed must be removed IMMEDIATELY.

How many shoes have to drop before the Democrats are held accountable?  How many shoes have to drop before America wakes up and demands a return to Law and Order?  How many shoes have to drop before there are prosecutions of the guilty?  How many shoes have to drop before we oust the perpetrators and get on with the business of America?  CONGRESS, Republicans in Leadership DO YOUR JOB and let’s move forward in the process of restoration of our Republic or we just may DROP THE SHOE ON YOU!

God, bless you and God bless America.

 

 

MY PERSONAL PILLARS – “Faith, Family, and Freedom.”


BLOG POST 1 - Personal Pillars

I have long been of the attitude that I do not ask or expect everyone to agree with me, only that they engage in civil discussion or discourse in their opposition and voicing of their opinion.  I do not UNFRIEND people on Facebook or other Social Media for disagreeing and only when they resort to personal attacks that become vile, vulgar, and vitriolic do I consider that option.  I am stunned at where our nation is today on virtually every level including the interpersonal level.  I have lived several decades now and most would call me a senior citizen or a seasoned citizen if they are trying to be gentile.  I am not offended to be viewed as one who has entered the golden years of life, I am thankful that I am still alive and able to engage in virtually all that is set before me.  God has graced me with health and the strength to be active, and for that, I am deeply grateful.

One of the ways I communicate my views on things from the social, spiritual to political is the medium of Facebook.  It is almost without fail that someone will take offense at my religious or political position and I will be kicked to the curb.  I am upfront and open about what I believe and the views I hold.  I do not assume that I am 100% correct on everything and sometimes wonder if I am on anything, but my views are my views and as I glean new information they modify and change on many fronts.  Some things regarding my faith could be said to be etched in granite and do not change, especially my believe that Jesus is the only begotten of the Father, that He came to earth being born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the Cross for our sin, rose again, ascended into heaven where He makes intercession for us and will come again to take us home.  THAT IS UNSHAKABLE.  I also believe that the ONLY access to God is through Him, just as He declared and that He is the Way, the Truth, the Life, and the Door to Salvation.  I believe that salvation cannot be earned but it is through Grace that we receive the New Birth and our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.  THOSE ARE UNSHAKABLE.  I believe the Bible is the Inspired Word of God and is Infallible serving as our guide and rule for Faith and Practice.  THAT IS NOT DEBATABLE.  You may not agree with any or all those positions and I won’t fight with you over your beliefs but know that THOSE ARE NOT AREAS I WILL SURRENDER MY POSITION.  So, if that is so contrary to your view that you cannot tolerate me I understand and bid you adieu as you make the decision to depart my company.

The reason I say that is to serve as a catalyst to express my basis for what I view about the Political and the Condition of our nation.  My Life Pillars are at the core of everything I believe and how I view politics and are major factors in why I cannot be a Democrat, a Progressive, or a Liberal.  I consider myself an American Patriot who loves this nation.  I am a constitutionalist in my view and conservative in my values and that is the reason that most of the time I vote Republican in elections.  There have been exceptions when the individual carrying the title was lesser an advocate of my views than another candidate.  That happened for some in the 2016 General Election for President and they could not abide either the Democrat or Republican candidate.  I considered the election somewhat binary and therefore I voted in the way that I believed would be in the best interest of America and Freedom.  I have not and will not question the values or principles of others for how they voted.  However, I do ask that now that we have a duly elected president and one who is demonstrating a genuine willingness to keep campaign promises that most of us hope for, that you get behind him and let’s work together to advance America’s cause.  I ask that you not engage in obstructionism and engage in the efforts of the NEVER TRUMP advocates to destroy his administration.  If that were successful it would not be Donald Trump alone that suffered it would be America and our Constitutional System of Government.

Faith is key for me for as I study the writings of our Founders and Framers and the wording of our Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and more the presence of Faith in the Almighty God, the God of the Bible is unmistakable.  I believe that when any nation honors the LORD and seeks to incorporate His precepts and principles in our government and our individual lives we will find his smile upon us and we enjoy His protection and prosper.  We have endured for over 240 years as a Republican Democracy that has afforded Freedom and Liberty like none other in history.  Sadly, many of our liberties are being eroded and that is directly connected to our drifting from a position of Faith.  The more secularized we have become and the more we have sought to exclude Faith from all matters public the more we have lost freedom. 

Family is key for me for as I study human nature, examine statistical data, and review the empirical evidence concerning the decline in many areas in our nation, FAMILY surfaces as a connecting factor.  In our nation, especially over the past few years or decades, we have allowed governmental actions to weaken the Position, Power, and Importance of THE FAMILY.  Some, as Hillary Clinton, have espoused the view that Government can raise our children better than we.  She said, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  NO, it takes a FAMILY to train up a child in the way he/she should go.  YES, the community, church, and school can help reinforce those core foundational principles taught in the home but the responsibility for training our children lies at the feet of the Parents.  I said, Parents plural, not parent singular.  I would never diminish or devalue that single parent and their labors but the optimum is to have Father and Mother in the home and both active in the upbringing of their children.  Some are single parents because of divorce or death. Some are single parents because they engaged in premarital sex and pregnancy occurred and now they are doing the best they can.  They all need our support and help but when the government seeks to undermine the institution of marriage and press us into conditions other than traditional marriage they are undermining the fabric of society and we are paying for it.  It only takes being a male to sire an offspring but it takes A REAL MAN to be a father and it takes A TRUE WOMAN to be a mother.  Children need the nurture and admonition of both parents to help them become productive members of society and then able to teach future generations the right way to live.  When the Family deteriorates our Freedom is diminished.

Freedom is key for me as I study the Bible and our Constitution and Declaration of Independence.  Our Founders and the Framers understood that Government did not have the right or power to grant rights that could only come from God which they called UNALIENABLE RIGHTS.  We have, in the past years, opted to surrender rights that God gave to the government in exchange for sustenance, security, or something else.  We have traded our Liberty and Liberty once lost is virtually never regained.  I have worn the uniform of our Armed Forces and fought in Vietnam in the name of Freedom.  I value the sacrifices those throughout our history have paid for our Freedom and will defend our Freedom as long as I draw breath.  We have certain guarantees in our Constitution and Bill of Rights that include the RIGHT to Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.  We have the RIGHT to peaceable assembly and to worship according to the dictates of our hearts.  We have God-given rights that MUST be guarded and if an enemy from without or within tries to take those rights we dare not be slothful in our determination to defend this nation against all enemies both foreign and domestic.

My Faith is my foundation, my Family gives me strength and encouragement, and my Freedom is that position and condition that allows me to pursue my Faith and protect my Family with Liberty.  America is the nation of my birth and my love for this nation and what she was founded to be and has stood for now for over 240 years brings pride to my heart and is a Prize I am willing to and committed to Fight For.  Join me, I ask, in Defending Faith, Family, and Freedom in America for it will impact the entire world.

God, bless you richly is my prayer and desire!