AMERICA’S MISINFORMATION INFORMATION MACHINE…


Trusting the media is impossible in 2020 but then it has been for a long time.  No one can make a reasoned determination about virtually anything when the information presented is, at best, half-truth or is slanted to formulate an idea or image that the presenters’ desire.  But that is the current state of ‘information’ in the American media, politics, and much of life.  That is a problem that is not easily overcome and one that can dismantle our system of government and destroy our republic. 

Some who identify as conservative and constitutionalist are so adamantly opposed to anything Trump, they appear willing to see America fall into the hands of the Leftists.  I cannot comprehend how anyone who truly loves America and embraces conservative values could support the Left who are devotedly anti those values. 

It is indefensible in my mind that anyone who believes the constitution is to be followed and honored would be willing to allow the Leftists to win.  The Leftist considers the constitution an outdated dinosaur that must be ignored, usurped, bypassed, or changed.  Amazingly those who individuals consider themselves patriots.  They see those of us who support Donald Trump in the fight against liberalism as idiots, cultists, traitors, or worse. 

It seems that those in that crowd repeatedly regurgitate the misinformation and deception of CNN, MSNBC.  I have encountered numerous, self-proclaimed defenders of liberty, who are so opposed to Trump they spread the debunked claim that he wants people to drink bleach.  Although it is ancient history now, I listened to the briefing and read the entire transcript when he supposedly said that.  What I discovered was that his question was based on the report of the findings by the medical researchers regarding the effectiveness of disinfectants and light.  He clarified that it was a question not a suggestion, yet he was and is deemed the evilest man in history and one that must be stopped at all costs.  Sadly, the cost is America, but alas, those who oppose him so deeply do not seem to see that.

Those statements will possibly get me unfriended on Facebook and that’s okay.  Not because I want to offend but because two cannot walk together without being in agreement.  I am not a Trump apologist although I have been accused of that.  I am a defender of the Constitution and realize that any hope of keeping that document intact and enforce requires defeating the Democrats and the only way that is possible is by electing Trump to a second term. 

I agree with the idea that what the media is doing is presenting an “image” and is not engaged in the pursuit of truth or facts.  I agree with Daniel Boorstin who argues that an ‘image’ is presented as a replica of reality.  It is not reality, but often a distorted version slanted and designed to develop a mindset to achieve an objective. That objective, as seen in today’s political and media world, is Globalism, Liberalism, Progressivism, Socialism, and the fundamental transformation of our Republic from Republicanism to a Direct Democracy.  That would ultimately lead to a totalitarian state, despotism, and tyranny.  Sadly, those who hold the depth of the animus against this president as is witnessed in many circles do not seem to see or believe that. 

The misinformation regarding COVID-19, the pandemic, the lockdown, and the dismantling of our economy has been beyond the pale.  Some have attempted to fact check the information being presented and uncovered some interesting facts.  When trusted prominent public figures such as the medical experts charged with formulating a defense and solution present misinformation or wrong information, the damage is done.  When the nefarious media twists those declarations and presses them beyond bounds engendering fear and paranoia, the damage is exacerbated. 

The misinformation takes on a life of its own and goes viral.  It is spread in emails, texts, social media posts, media reports.  To make matters worse local and state officials give them credence.  That presents a problem that is not easily overcome.  If those spreading the misinformation are simply ill-advised souls who want to help everyone and are concerned for their and our safety, that is one thing.  But when the state officials and media personalities use the misinformation as a political weapon to advance their Leftist agenda that is destructive and could inflict mortal wounds to the Republic. 

I read one survey by the Institute for the Study of Journalism that contended that misinformation accounts for 87% of social media interactions and fabricated accounts about 12%.  If my math is accurate that would be 99% leaving 1% true and real information available.  If that is anywhere near reality the damage may be irreversible and has produced an epidemic of misinformation information that is shredding our Republic.  That condition is locking millions in a ‘Prison of Fear’ from which they may never be released.  A Prison of the Mind is the most difficult prison to escape from and only God can bring true liberty.

Even the illustrious Dr. Fauci, one of the key proponents of the ‘lockdown’ has acknowledged that the long-term damage done in an extended lockdown is destructive.  We have over 39 million Americans out of work as a result of his and the recommendations of the ‘experts’.  The computer models have been wrong on almost every occasion and the trampling of our Freedoms and Liberties expansive. 

The quote usually attributed to Edgar Allan Poe is apropos, “You are young yet, my friend, but the time will arrive when you will learn to judge for yourself of what is going on in the world, without trusting to the gossip of others. Believe nothing you hear, and only half what you see.”  In today’s world of misinformation information that admonishment is more than a little applicable it is virtually required.

I am reminded of the declaration of Proverbs 18:17, “The first to plead his case seems right until another comes and examines him.”  We were encouraged in Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” 

If we allow misinformation to become our information, we will be easily deceived, make wrong decisions, and render judgments based on lies, half-truths, or errors.  The result of that is we take the wrong path and thus arrive at the wrong destination.  Today we are bombarded with misinformation and most of it is not innocently presented but with an agenda and intent. 

If you love America, want to keep her the Free Constitutional Republic we were given, and if you believe in the Rule of Law, the Constitution, and that we have inalienable rights I ask you to carefully decide how you will vote in November.  Dig deeply enough that you discover what the candidates and party platforms truly embrace.  Consider the records and never allow someone else to make your decision for you.  Exercise your God-given right, privilege, and ability to THINK, and once you have thought it through and prayed it through to peace act on your decision.  Let Peace Guide You and Let Truth be your Light.

God bless you and God bless America!

THE PRICELESSNESS OF FREEDOM…


Before the first shots were fired at Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, the seeds of Independence and Freedom had been sown in the hearts of many in the American colonies.  Our struggle for Freedom stretched from 1775-1783 and the many examples of the Providence of God are inspiring.  In April 1775 the armed conflict began at Lexington and Concord with the ‘shot heard around the world.’  France entered the revolution in 1778, siding with the American colonist and shifted the war from an internal civil war into an international conflict. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is the American Dream dead?  I hope not.  I am proud to be an American and proudly honor the flag that waves over this land and provides the symbol that declares our belief in Life, Liberty, and the right to pursue Happiness.  Former President Barack Obama went on a world tour apologizing for America and decrying the idea of American exceptionalism.  I took offense and still do when anyone verbally or visibly disrespects this nation, the land of my birth. 

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

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

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

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

That is why I will vote in November to keep America free and therein keep America great.  I will vote against the globalists, liberals, progressives, socialists who want to strip from us our freedoms and liberties and become our overlords.  I will vote for President Trump and vote to defeat every liberal leftist on the ballot.

God bless you and God bless America!

RECLAIMING FREEDOM…


It is my view and that of many others that America is in dire straits and we need to ‘reclaim’ our Freedom and our Land.  There is a biblical principle involved and as we wade through this, I will attempt to identify several things.  I hope to identify our condition, how or why we got in this mess, and what, if anything, we can do to rectify it. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have generational hate being perpetuated.  We have the systematic engendering of a brand of hate that hides cloaked of ‘principle’ and justifies itself by attacking everyone and everything that disagrees.  There are those who believe they are constitutionalist and even conservative political idealists that have allowed personal animus toward particular candidates to cause them to join forces with those who would otherwise be deemed, enemies.  I guess the philosophy “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” is applicable.  The result is division, estrangement, and the erosion of many freedoms and liberties.  The result will be the destruction of the Republic.

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

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

Our Founding Fathers declared that they believed in self-evident truths.  Today’s academia and some political ideologues do not believe in ‘self-evident truth.’  They do not believe in a Creator.  When we eliminate the Creator, we also render ineffective, if not null and void, the idea of inalienable rights.  I had a person that does not believe in God insist that they believe in inalienable rights.  I asked, “Where did those rights originate?”  He could not answer other than affirming that he believed they were either product of man’s desire or the gift of the government.  Yet, he claimed to believe in limited government, the constitution, and conservativism.  I am unable to connect those dots because, as our Founders declared, ‘these rights are endowed by the Creator upon man.’

I believe that God enabled America to become a Free Republic for a purpose. That purpose extends far beyond us being personally or nationally prosperous.  If that were the purpose for our existence then we become prime candidates for greed, envy, covetousness, jealousy, ambition, and hate to prevail and destroy us.  If there is not a moral framework and mooring to which we attach our reason for existence, we will not seek the best good of everyone but our own interests.  I have heard all my life, “You have to look out for number one because no one else will.”  That is antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and contrary to the declarations of our Constitution, our Declaration of Independence, and the writings of our Founding Fathers. 

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

There was also the right to Liberty.  What is Liberty?  It is more than not being in jail, prison, or chains.  The word carries the idea of Freedom and that freedom must begin on the inside.  If I am Free on the Inside, then even if I were in chains, I remain Free.  Government cannot give me that, it comes as an endowment of our Creator. 

Then, the right to Pursue Happiness.  What is Happiness?  I contend you cannot have that quality of life unless you are allowed to live free.

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

I believe those things can be capsuled in the reality that we have been deceived into believing that a benevolent elitist governmental hierarchy can provide those things for us or are charged with doing so.  Ignorance is the first step toward enslavement politically and we have become ignorant of the devices of the devil politically.  We have allowed the politicians to watch over the matters of government without giving the constitutionally mandated oversight.  Our ignorance as to what they have and are doing, coupled with our being ignorant of our authority and power has enabled the devious to become a ‘strongman’ taking over our house (America).

We can see Restoration, but only if we return to the moral moorings of our beginning.  We can see Restoration, but only if we invest ourselves in the oversight of government and cease allowing the politicians to manage the politics of the nation at their discretion.  We can see Restoration if we stop allowing the desired division promoted by the devious to thrive.  If a restored America is our desire, then we need to take note of all politicians and parties that seek to weaken our Constitution, infringe upon our inalienable rights, and force us to comply with edicts that violate our conscience, conviction, and faith.

I believe that all who believe in God must become intercessors and as intercessors do the following:  Repent for our own sins and failures.  Repent for the sins of the nation.  Recognize what Jesus did for us at Calvary.  Recognize that the devil wants America destroyed.  Recognize that the devil has no power over us or America UNLESS he finds some legal ground within which he can operate.  Therefore, Repentance is Required, even if we are not personally guilty of those sins that give the enemy of Freedom opportunity.

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

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

God bless you and God bless America!

THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION…


As we near our celebration of America’s Independence from Great Britain the American Constitution must be brought to the forefront of our discussion.  Why?  Because it has been tarnished and trashed by politicians for too long.  It has been misinterpreted and misapplied by politicians and members of academia for too long.  In our beginning, everyone understood and studied the constitution but in today’s America, few have any real knowledge of that critical document.

We hear politicians and academics declare what they want it to mean and accept that as fact.  We hear jurists define what it means and accept that as fact.  In our formative years as a nation, the citizens from the most uneducated to the most educated there was the pursuit to inform everyone of the principles, declarations, provisions, protections, and prohibitions of that document.  Why?  Because the Constitution was the Law of the Land and America’s guiding document. 

It is an incredibly simple and straightforward document.  It is incredibly easy to understand and can literally be read in less than half an hour.  If you listen to politicians, academics, and some jurist you would think it is so overly complicated that only those with advanced degrees in constitutional law could possibly understand it.  That was not the intent nor is it the intended reality.  Our Founders desired that everyone would know what was in it, understand it, and live securely under its governance.  That ship sailed long ago, and we have become ignorant of what the Constitution provides and that has allowed the devious political elite to usurp it and strip us of our liberties.  That must change!

One popular student text in our formative years was the 1828 Catechism on the Constitution compiled by Arthur Stansbury.  That was a textbook for elementary students.  The Federalist Papers testify to the simplicity of the Constitution and were written in 1787-1788 by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay.  They did not fill those writings with legal mumbo-jumbo and legalese too difficult for the average citizen to understand.  They wrote in plain language and were incredibly effective in introducing the constitution to the citizenry. 

Elementary students mastered the Constitution and the most complex portions of it were understood by the average citizen.  They understood and sought to know, enjoyed the provisions, and were able to keep politicians in check due to their knowledge.  Knowledge is one of the greatest deterrents to tyranny and when we allowed ourselves to become ignorant of our Constitutional rights, privileges, liberties, freedoms, and the restraints on government we became the prey of the political ruling class.  We did it and they took advantage of it.

It is estimated that only 1 in 1,000 citizens can name the five basic guarantees of the 1st Amendment.  Those being freedom of religion, press, speech, assembly, and petition.  It is because we do not know the Constitution that we are oppressed, and our rights violated and infringed upon.  That is the reason that politicians are able to govern unconstitutionally and then redefine the Constitution to fit their method of governance.  They have been backed by the activist on the courts and even the Supreme Court has been complicit in the usurpation of our Constitutional guarantees.

For the first century and a half, the simple and uncomplicated philosophy of America was that the Constitution was to be interpreted with an Originalist or Original Intent view.  Thomas Jefferson wrote to Supreme Court Justice William Johnson a powerful guide that we need to reinstitute today.  He said, “On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” 

Congress has long ignored that view, as have many of the courts.  Ignoring the constitutional guidelines, provisions, prohibitions, and guarantees introduced the Progressive Income Tax.  American ignorance of the intent of the founders and possibly in our envy and desire to shift responsibility from ourselves to the federal government to provide we adopted a Constitutional Amendment that made that action constitutional.  It is but it violates the Original Intent, yet it is where we are.

American exceptionalism is revealed in the Declaration of Independence’s first two paragraphs.  There are six fundamental principles found in the wording expressing the hearts and minds of our Founders and the Framers.  Let me list them and you muse on them and study them.

  1. There is a Creator.
  2. Inalienable Rights come from God.
  3. Government is to Protect our Inalienable Rights.
  4. There is an Absolute and Fixed Moral Law.
  5. There Must be the Consent of the Governed.
  6. We have the Right to Alter, Abolish, or Create a New Government.

Our first President and the Father of our Country, George Washington, in his ‘Farewell Address’ issued a warning that we need to be reminded of as we consider America’s future.  He argued that we must always be careful in our attempt to change the meaning of the Constitution.  He said, “If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or the modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates.  But let there be no change by usurpation, for (this) is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.”  

Today’s politicians believe they can interpret the document and modify it without our approval and that must change.  Many of the jurists sitting on court benches believe they are the final word in defining the intent and meaning of the constitution and that must change.  Some presidents do not believe they are obligated or bound by that document and that must never be allowed to prevail.  If we will, once again, become informed we can reclaim our Republic and see her restored to Constitutional governance.  That is what I am voting for in November and pray you will as well. 

God bless you and God bless America! 

BALANCING MY FAITH and MY POLITICAL VIEWS…


I address this touchy subject because I have been challenged by fellow Christians and preachers over my political views and my being vocal about the ills and dangers I see.  Some of them believe that the Bible mandates Bible that I must passively comply and relegate my opposition to the prayer closet.  It is not my desire or intent to attack them.  I believe that they believe their position is solidly biblical.  However, I believe they are not accurate in their interpretation.

I believe that we are to “Pray” for the leaders, religious and civic.  I pray for them daily as do millions of other believers.  When Barack Obama was president, I prayed for him.  I did not pray he would succeed in his objectives.  I considered his political ideology and agenda bad for America.  I considered them a threat to our constitutional republic, but I prayed for him.  I prayed for his soul and still do. I prayed he would have advisers that would give him godly and right advice.  I prayed that he would have an epiphany and do the right thing.  I do not know how effective my prayers were, but I prayed daily for him and America.  I still do!

When I examine the proper Christian response to government, I turn to numerous Bible directives.  I examine what I believe I have been directed to do by the Heavenly Father.  It is from those that I pursue the pathway that I pursue.  You may disagree with my understanding and believe I heard what I wanted to hear not God, in my pursuit of my purpose and responsibility.  That is your right.  It does not mean you are right, but it is your right to have your own opinion, just as it is mine to have mine.

When I view the directive of God to Ezekiel, I have difficulty remaining silent sounding no warnings. Some consider my warnings nothing more than criticisms.  If I see danger, and much that is happening in American politics and throughout the world, can only be deemed dangerous, and I remain silent, am I obeying God’s directives?  I think not.  God directed Ezekiel to sound the alarm when he saw danger coming.  He informed the prophet that if he saw danger and did not sound the alarm, the blood of those destroyed would be on his hands. 

When I consider the matter of abortion, as a believer, I find it impossible to sit in silence.  When I see politicians endorsing, embracing, advocating, and lauding the destruction of unborn babies as a good thing and a right, I cannot sit in silence.  If I consider the directive of God through James that the person that knows to do good and does not do it commits sin, how can I sit in silence when I see things like abortion and other things that the Bible deems abominations? 

The politicians and political parties that endorse multiple genders, same-sex marriage, lifestyles that are anathema to the Bible are dangers for the easily deceived.  If I simply pray and do not sound the alarm, am I obeying the directive of God?  I think not, but you may disagree. 

We have politicians and political parties in today’s world that seek to ban God and everything of God from the public square.  They insist that there must be a wall of separation between all things Christian and the political.  I say, all things Christian, and not simply all things religious, because they do not seek to ban some religions only the Judeo-Christian view and our Christian Bible. 

The former president, Barack Obama, lauded Islam while blasting Christianity numerous times.  He claimed to be a Christian but sat in a church for 20 years led by a racist, an anti-Semite, hater of America.  His view of our individual freedoms and liberties was in direct contrast to the view of the Founding Fathers as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  Would I have been right to ignore the dangers embodied in those views?  I think not, but you may disagree.

When the disciples of Jesus were called on the carpet by the religious hierarchy and the demand issued that they cease preaching Jesus, they refused.  Should they have complied and “prayed for the leaders?”  When Elijah challenged Ahab and criticized his governance and person, was he in violation of the supposed edict to “Pray and Comply?”  How could we say that when it was God that told him to say what he said and do what he did? 

When John the Baptist challenged Herod and his adulterous relationship with his sister-in-law as well as other things, was he in violation?  I think not.  It cost him his life and the easy road would have been to say, “Well, I can’t speak out on political matters or direct criticism toward leaders, I must just pray for them.”  He could not because of the fire burning in his heart.  He understood that God demands, holiness, and calls for us to ‘come out from among them and be separate.’  I believe that one of the reasons we are in the condition morally, politically, and religiously we are in America is due to the silence of the churches on too many things.

I am 100% convinced that what we need in America are not more laws seeking to legislate morality.  What we need is a change in the hearts of people.  We need a change in our attitude.  I believe it is imperative that we pray and spread the Word of Christ in the Gospel message.  I believe that what we need in America is a change of attitude.  When I realize that millions only get their information, news, or supposed factual data from sources such as CNN, MSNBC, or the other major media outlets, I see incredible danger.  If the Christians and Christian preachers do not identify the dangers and expose those endorsing and advancing those dangers blood will be on their hands.

I heard an illustration years ago about a soldier and chaplain in WWII.  The soldier was not a Christian and he went to the Chaplain troubled in his heart.  The Chaplain gave him a generic directive and said, “God bless you.”  The soldier looked at the chaplain and asked, “Chaplain do you believe in God?”   The chaplain was shocked and was insulted.  The soldier then asked, “Chaplain do you believe in heaven and hell?”  The chaplain was bordering on fury at the questions.  The soldier then asked, “Do you believe that people who do not accept Jesus as their savior will go to hell?”  The chaplain said, “Yes, I do.”  The soldier, with tears in his eyes, said, “Chaplain, if I believe that, though England was covered with glass I would crawl on my hands and knees to warn them of the dangers and tell them of the hope you claim exists.  You, sir, are telling no one, so I do not believe you believe what you are saying.”

If I believe there is danger and lives can be destroyed by the bad actions of government and government officials and I say nothing, what am I saying?  Let me reveal what it says to me personally.  It says that I do not believe God, I do not believe I am responsible for warning against danger.  It says, to me, that I do not believe the lives of those in danger are worth my daring to sound the alarm.  I would be declaring that I believe I have no responsibility to watch for others and that would, in my mind, make me incredibly selfish and self-centered.  I do not say that is how you should feel, but how I feel after prayer, studying God’s Word, and sensing what my purpose and responsibility is.  Therefore, I will shout from the rooftops the dangers I see and hope to prevent destruction.

You must follow your heart and the balancing of my Faith and my Politics is not always easy, but something I believe is mandated for me. 

God bless you and God bless America!

UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTIONS IN THE NAME OF BENOVELENCE ARE STILL UNCONSTITUTIONAL…


How’s that for being Captain Obvious?  But, Roy, if it is for benevolent purposes then that is different, right?  WRONG!  The Framers of the American Constitution in 1787 never intended for the money of the American people to be forcibly taken from us or the federal coffers and used for benevolent purposes.  What I am going to say is almost ancient history now in the light of the ever changing situation in America but I believe it is still relevant and needs addressing.

In 1794 when the U.S. Congress voted to appropriate $15,000 for relief for French refugees who fled from insurrection in San Domingo (now Haiti) to Baltimore and Philadelphia, James Madison disapproved.  He is arguably the father of the U.S. Constitution and knew the intent of the wording and provisions.  He said, “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”  Where is Mr. Madison today?  He does not exist in the U.S. Congress.

The normal federal budget has surpassed $2.5 Trillion and at least two-thirds of it is spent on “objects of benevolence.”  So much for following the Constitution as politicians are so adept at insisting the other party do but exempt themselves.  We have had a few, precious few, presidents who held the sentiments and understanding of Mr. Madison. 

In 1854, President Franklin Pierce vetoed a bill to appropriate funds for the mentally ill.  That would get him crucified today and probably impeached.  He said, “I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity.”  He insisted that approving the measure, “would be contrary to the letter and spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of States is founded.”  Wow!  Many Americans, if not most, disagree with those two gentlemen.  I do not!

President Grover Cleveland vetoed several congressional appropriations based on those very sentiments, insisting there was no constitutional authority for them.  If something is unconstitutional even if it is deemed for benevolent purposes it is still unconstitutional.  President Cleveland argued, “I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit.” 

Mr. Madison and Jefferson both agreed that it was not in the purview of Congress to do whatever it wanted with federal money and attempt to promote the General Welfare.  They argued that if that transpired then the Government would no longer be a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.  They did not believe, nor do I, that Congress is afforded Unlimited Powers in the Constitution. 

Today, the Democrats and far too many Republicans have gone off the deep end in pursuit of benevolence.  They are spending like the proverbial ‘drunken sailor’ and as though money was in abundant supply or grew on trees.  The relief or stimulus packages passed and the ones being proposed were and are laden with indefensible spending for indefensible purposes. 

Yet, few are arguing the Constitutionality of the attempts.  The focus seems to be, “does it help me and my party in seeking reelection.”  That is terribly flawed and something that should trouble every Lover of Freedom and American Patriot.  If you claim to be a Constitutionalist or a Conservative and you support this insane spending, I argue you are losing sight of those positions. Go ahead and throw something at the computer screen and immediately find the unfriend button on Facebook.  That is my view. 

Yes, I care about human misery and suffering.  No, I do not want people to starve.  However, I do not believe that it is Constitutionally defensible for the federal government to take on that responsibility.  Biblically, it is first the family, secondly the church, thirdly the community, then possibly the State but not the Federal Government.  Charity and caring for the poor and needy is not a constitutional function of the federal government. 

I bristle at the prospects of my tax dollars being used to bail out incompetent and liberal profligacy those Blue States have engaged.  Some of them have virtually bankrupted their states in pursuit of their brand of benevolent spending and seeking to make their citizens beholding to the government for sustenance.  I bristled when Governor Gavin Newsom of California attempted to blackmail the federal government unless billions were forwarded to his state.  He has doled out millions in taxpayer dollars to care for the illegals in his state and wants the rest of us to bail him out.  His threat to lay off first responders should end his political career, but it won’t.

We have witnessed the rise of mini tyrants in various states and cities during this incredibly trying destruction of our economy.  The fear engendered in people over COVID-19 has opened the door for unhindered abridgment of our Constitutional Liberties and Freedoms.  The willingness of Blue States to allow the rioting and looting to go unchallenged is a threat to our Republic. Our Constitution has been shredded in more ways than can be enumerated, largely by those mini tyrants. 

If the American people in those states reelect those, now openly despotic tyrants, it is difficult to sympathize with the good people of those states who detest what has been happening and want constitutionality to prevail.  I won’t be so callous as to say, “Move Away From There!”  Some cannot because of family, livelihood, and other reasons so they are stuck.  I weep for them. 

Imagine, the people in those states who openly protest being called “domestic terrorists” because they want the constitution to be observed and followed.  Hillary Clinton and some of those governors identify them by that distinction.  If they are ‘terrorists’ then sign me up.  I call them defenders of the Constitution and Freedom and that would, in my view, make them patriots willing to fight tyranny at home and abroad.

In today’s world, if you disagree with the Left you are deemed a terrorist, a racist, suffer from some phobia, and are without empathy or sympathy.  They deem you to be a heartless Republican who wants grandmother to die and people to suffer.  They are authoritarians and totalitarians who apparently believe they have a divine right to rule and determine what we can or cannot believe or do.  They do not consider any rights as inalienable because they do not believe in the giver of those rights.  They are advocates of a global agenda that seeks to usher in a New World Order that is anti-American at every level. 

I could never support a political party that wants abortion on demand, illegals to be afforded the same rights as legal citizens, and disregards our rights to personal property.  A party that bans God from their platform, strips any mention of the Bible from public venues, and ignores the founding principles of America I can never support.  Love me or hate me, I stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom and will do so until God takes me home.

Governor Abbott in Texas tweeted a chart that infuriated the Left but was refreshing for my eyes and heart.  I share it for your own perusal. 

God bless you and God bless America!

LEADERLESS AMERICA?


Some will read that title and immediately insist that is a description of the “Trump Presidency.”  That is not what I am talking about, but alas, the followers of “neverism” and “liberalism” will never understand that the Trump Presidency is not an example of America being leaderless but the opposite.  The insistence that he has told thousands of lies is unverified, undocumented, and unproven but those who insist it is the truth are followers of those who wouldn’t know the truth if it bit them in the caboose. 

Okay, I have poked the hornet’s nest with those comments, and some may find it difficult to hear anything else I say.  Some take exception to my calling any elected official a leader, but they are supposed to govern and those who govern are supposed to lead. Leaders is what they are supposed to be. I have no desire to deal in semantics over terms, titles, or definitions, only to make a point regarding our current condition in American politics. 

The ongoing revelations of the coup to prevent Trump’s election and the subsequent coup(s) and attempt(s) to overturn that election has produced numerous revelations that cannot be ignored.  The indications are that this scheme and orchestrated plan reached all the way to the top in the Obama administration.  That would mean, Barack Hussein Obama’s hands are dirty, and he is complicit and likely the final authority to do what they did.  If that is true, failure by Congress and the Department of Justice to get to the bottom of it would be a travesty and invite its continuation in future elections and administrations. 

I am a conservative who supports the Rule of Law, the Constitution, the Bible, and Donald Trump.  That may brand me negatively in the minds of some and result in instant dismissal of my contentions and suggestions.  If that is the case, that is your decision.  However, if you desire to see this kind of illegal, unethical, and destructive activity thwarted I ask you to hear my arguments and decide for yourself how far we must go in our pursuit.

The January 5th meeting in the White House that initiated or facilitated the plan to entrap or trick Lt. General Michael Flynn and oust him from the Trump administration is more than a little troubling.  If I believed they were only after Flynn for whatever reason, I would not be nearly as concerned as I am.  I would be angered that they would ignore the law, the constitution, and ethical principles to entrap a citizen but their plan was much more expansive and destructive.  They wanted Trump and they wanted America to bow at the shrine of their god of liberalism and totalitarianism.

The meeting included the former president and vice president.  The meeting included directors of our major intelligence and law enforcement agencies. The meeting was designed to hide all information from the incoming president and lie to the American people, Congress, and the world.  The revelation in a communique between Lisa Page and her FBI lover, Peter Strzok was damning.  She said, “POTUS (Barack H. Obama) wants to know everything we’re doing.”  Why?  Was it to correct their illegalities?  Are those pesky pigs flying over my house again?

Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee believes it would set a bad precedent having Obama called to testify in an investigation where he is implicated.  He cited the separation of powers as his justification while insisting that no president is above the law, his way of giving Obama a free pass.  That would also include the Democratic hopeful, Joe Biden who was VP at the time.  Thank you, Senator Graham, for looking out for the interests of America, NOT!

Why would it be a bad idea to have the FBI 302’s and fully investigate who, when, where, and why a private citizen was unmasked, and the name leaked to the Washington Post?  That is a crime punishable by a 10-year prison sentence.  Senator Graham has engaged in verbal diarrhea on television appearances about how he would get to the bottom of the various scandals.  However, he has done little other than talk. 

Senator Graham and other Republicans are insisting that to investigate would impede other investigations and therefore they must wait.  Wait for what and how long, Senator(s)?  Wait until this country has been destroyed by the toxicity and illegality of the Globalist Socialist Ideologues in the Democratic Party!  Is that how long we must wait for you to do something? If that transpires you won’t be able to do anything because you will be out of the circle of “leadership”.  You will be an afterthought in the minds of those pursuing the objective of the ‘fundamental transformation’ of America.  Is that how long you want us to wait?

In an interview with Anderson Cooper of CNN, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper indicted Obama in a manner that demands his feet be held to the fire and forced to testify ‘under oath’ as to his knowledge and involvement.  Clapper said in that interview, “If it weren’t for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today, notably Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.” 

It has been my prayer and desire that ALL the corruption in Washington, DC be unearthed and uncovered.  I want all those guilty to be held accountable.  Why?  Not because I want vengeance or believe that only the Democrats are guilty of corruption.  I want that because the future of America and our Republic is hanging in the balance. 

If Obama, as Clapper stated, ordered Peter Strozk to carry out an Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA), which became the basis for the entire Mueller probe, that must be made open for the world to see.  Will it matter to the followers of the toxic brand of liberalism and globalism that is rampant today?  Probably not but unless those who are deemed “leaders” or charged with “governance” via elected or appointive positions are held accountable we are dooming ourselves.

I do not fear the supposed ‘can of worms’ of calling Obama to testify, under oath as does Senator Graham and others.  I wonder if the former president would blatantly lie and deny or if he would find it necessary to ‘plead the fifth amendment’ in his testimony?  Holding everyone involved accountable and forcing them to give an account of their actions would be a giant step toward preventing this from happening in the future.  Will that happen?  Probably about the same time as pigs fly over the unicorns standing on the steps of Congress.

Leaderless?  Yes, we are leaderless in Congress if being a leader means doing what you are commissioned to do in the fulfillment of our constitutional duties.  I believe that President Trump sees the danger to America.  He has weathered assaults and attacks that no future president should ever be forced to endure.  America, we either demand that those commissioned to lead do so or help them find other endeavors outside of politics and government.

God bless you and God bless America!

STRENGTH IN WEAKNESS…


In 2 Corinthians 12:9, we are reminded of the need for God’s grace and strength and the words, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Those are powerfully comforting words.  America is in a crisis that is threatening to destroy our freedom and dismantle our constitutional form of government.  That crisis is not COVID-19 or even the Riots, but the result of the reaction to the pandemic and events that opened the door to the rioting. It is the paranoia and fear created by the politicians and nefarious powers behind the scenes.  The virus has and will take the lives of Americans and that is tragic.  However, there is a myriad of other viruses and conditions that do that as well.

Some look at President Trump and charge that he has acted weakly in allowing Drs Brix and Fauci to dictate the reopening of America.  Others insist that he does not listen to the medical experts or science and is responsible for the thousands of deaths that have and will result.  He is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.  Frequently he stands alone and finds himself on an island needing our prayers, God’s grace, and sanity to prevail.  I do not envy his position and responsibility, but I am grateful that he not Hillary, Obama, or Biden is leading America in this time of crisis.

After watching this president maneuver through the minefield of politics and the multiple coup attempts, I cannot believe he suddenly became clueless and weak.  He is a strategist and has managed to be one step ahead of the media and leftists so I continue to believe, he has a plan, and hopefully, it will be fruitful and bring us to full recovery and victory in November. 

The Democrats have cast off all restraint and pretense and feel liberated from the constraints of the Constitution.  Former President Barack Hussein Obama lamented that it was ‘too restrictive’ and a document of ‘negative liberties’ preventing him from doing what he wanted.  He ignored it but publicly acknowledged it’s power and constraint.  Imagine what they will do if we allow this pandemic and the sanitization of history and political correctness to totally destroy the republic and give them total control.  No, I do not want to envision that scenario, it is too nightmarish!

We are at war in America and it is not with China, Islam, Russian, North Korea, or any other foreign enemy.  It is a war within!  It is a war against the toxicity of liberalism and the agenda to fundamentally transform America into something other than the Constitutional Republic our Founders established.  That must never be allowed to become a reality.

Through this mess, many Americans have remained in the president’s corner.  We have endured a 24/7 barrage of false information from the media, lies from the Left, and distortions by the so-called experts who made mistakes and mispredicted both the dangers and results.  The medical experts ignored the economics and the accompanying psychological, emotional, social, and moral repercussions their edicts would inflict.  The mantra became, “If it saves one life.”  That sounds noble, but is it reasonable?

Have we incurred incredible damage in this lockdown? Our economy has been devastated, paranoia and fear have been generated to a frightening level and the protest/riots have placed America on the edge of destruction. Will we ever be the same and return to normal? Possibly but not likely.  I pray that we have not crossed the line of demarcation that ensures we will never recover.  I do believe we can recover but I also believe it will take a long time and could extend well into the second half of next year.  Will that spell doom for Trump’s hopes of reelection and our hope of retaining our freedom?  I don’t know, but I pray not.

There are numerous Democratic governors and local officials who have used this opportunity to trample and infringe upon our inalienable rights.  Amazingly, they have deemed it not dangerous for riots and protests to amass large crowds but a Trump political rally or attending church a threat to produce a 2nd wave of the virus. Our 2nd Amendment rights have resurfaced as a prime target, our 1st Amendment rights shredded, and our right to personal property damaged.  We are in a dangerous situation and the unconstitutional actions in lockdowns and stripping people of their lives and livelihood is beyond belief.  I believe that those who have tasted power and are like sharks seeing blood in the waters, and will never willingly relinquish the positions they have gained through their usurpations of the Constitution. They will not easily or willingly relinquish their hold on their newly found power.

I refuse to submit to the fatalism insisted upon by many, mostly on the left.  I reject the cataclysmic view of America’s future they suggest.  I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and as a Christian, I stand on God’s Word and God’s Promises.  Therefore, I have HOPE!  The writer of Proverbs said, “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue: and those that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”  (18:21).  My confession and declaration are: “Yes, it is bad.  Yes, the virus has killed people.  Yes, America is being threatened internally and our rights and liberties are in danger.  But I believe in America and believe in the American people.  I believe we will recover!”

When Governors like California’s Gavin Newsom declared, “We’re not going back to normal until there is total immunity or a vaccine” I cringed.  When various states sent out armies to track down and isolate every person exposed or infected and lock up citizens who violate their draconian edicts, I cringed.  When politicians insisted that because of this pandemic we must discard our system of elections and engage in the incredibly dangerous ‘vote by mail’ method, I cringed.  All of those reveal just how dangerously near we are to the precipice of destruction in America. 

One must wonder if this virus is an intelligent life form and selective as to who or where it attacks.  Let me make a statement that will be deemed ridiculous, but I offer it to illustrate the dangers.  Someone said: “Wow, COVID-19 is so intelligent and diabolical that it does not attack a person in Walmart, Home Depot, the grocery store or a riot but does at hair salons, restaurants, churches, and Trump rallies.”  I saw a report that Governor Cuomo of New York was perplexed to learn that there was a higher number of hospitalizations among those who had followed the edict to ‘shelter in place’ than those who had not. 

I suggest that the statistical numbers revealing where the most deaths have occurred should serve as a warning against allowing the Democrats to win and gain control.  The reports indicate that 60% of the deaths in America have occurred in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.  What do they have in common?  They are run by Democrats and most have been for some time.  They are in states that have the most stringent lockdown mandates.  That is revealing and raises numerous questions.

The anti-body tests being administered have revealed that more people had the virus than was first thought meaning that the mortality rate is 0.2% or less.  One model has contended that masks not lockdowns slow the disease.  I am concerned that the danger of destruction in America is not COVID-19 but the lockdown and constitutional usurpation of the Leftists.

There was a study of social isolation out of Oakland that reported that this action is expected to cause over 75,000 deaths of despair over the next decade.  Yes, the next decade, because the long-term effects will impact Americans negatively.  It will last for years.  We have reports that more suicides have occurred and will occur due to things directly related to the lockdown, not the virus itself.  It has been suggested that the lockdowns will cause an extra 1.4 million tuberculosis deaths in the next five years because people are not getting tested and treated.  Childhood diseases are rising because people are staying away from the doctor’s offices and hiding in their homes.  If the prevention does more damage than the cure is it the right move?

America, in our time of weakness we need to muster the strength to do what is right and restore our republic, our economy, our sanity, and preserve our freedoms.  We must restore Law and Order. If we fail to do so, our weakness will be terminal.  I believe in America and I will fight for Faith, Family, and Freedom in every way that I can and for as long as I can.

God bless you and God bless America!

VICTMIZED BUT NEVER A VICTIM…


I am not attempting to discount and diss the concerns and plight that has been felt by various sectors of our society.  I am not diminishing the concern that there is racism living and breathing in America.  That would be foolish.  No, it would be incredibly deceptive and ignorant of reality. 

I contend that a few bad apples does not make the apple tree bad of the apple barrel bad, it makes the bad apples bad.  If you had a toe with gangrene and in need of amputation would you cut off the entire leg?  Would you believe the doctor justified in injecting you with a death serum because your toe was bad?  No, you would want to deal with the problem and go no farther than the problem.  Well, I would hope that is what you would do, but in light of what is happening today, I wonder!

When I listen to the narrative being advanced by the media and the incredible hate and vitriol being hurled at those of us who are white, I am shaken to my core.  It makes me wonder if we have become so infected and infested with hate, generational hate, and a victim mentality that we can never recover.  I pray that is not the case, but with each new outbreak of ‘protests’ that become or began as ‘riots’ I wonder.

I briefly listened to two black men on Sean Hannity’s show, some time back, and was stunned at the hate and uncontrollable anger spewing forth from professor Cornel West of Princeton University.  He called the other black man names and his face and eyes were so fixated with hate that he was beside himself.  He kept talking over everyone and insisting that he was not being respected, but he disrespected those with opposing views in an uncontrollable rage.

What is frightening is that this man teaches in one of our renowned universities. What is he teaching and how is what he is teaching bridging the gap and not inciting more violence?  I was deeply saddened as I listened and watched. I prayed for him.  Don’t accuse me of being self-righteous, I was genuinely concerned for his soul and the future of America and the lives that can be destroyed by his anger.  That goes for all sides of the issue.  Hate is never the answer.  Violence is not the pathway to peace.  Innocent people are not your enemy.

It is troubling to hear leading Democrats, and some on social media voice their hatred for President Trump so vehemently they justify violence, lawlessness, criminal activity, and murder as justified. They argue that because, “Trump is a Dictator and a Tyrant,” they are justified. They have no verifiable examples to support those charges and ignore the fact that he has done more for the black community and virtually all communities than any president in modern history.  They ignore the fact that shining through his crustiness and crudeness is a heart that loves America and wants the Constitution followed.  He makes mistakes in words and even actions, but at the end of the day, the body of work has been in America’s best interest.

If I listen to the media and those engaging in the violence, riots, and mayhem I realize that they consider all of us that are white and not liberal leftists the root cause of the problem.  In their minds, we are their justification for total chaos and anarchy.  In their minds, we deserve it and our perpetual sin against them is reason enough for them to destroy, loot, kill, and destroy.  If we protest that we are not their enemy then we are deemed racist, xenophobic, bigoted, and living in our ivory towers of ‘white privilege.’  We are their ticket to exoneration and exemption from being held accountable.  They are the Victims and we are the ones who Victimized them. 

Let me insert, being victimized should not create a victim mentality in anyone. Becoming a Victim is a choice. It is an internalizing that strips the individual of the power to rise above the event or events and survive and thrive.  It robs the individual of peace and the thirst for vengeance becomes so prolific in the heart that the insatiable drive and desire for a ‘pound of flesh’ demands violence.  Sadly, those who get their ‘pound of flesh’ are never satisfied and the hole in the heart is not healed.  That leads to more violence and a perpetual blaming of others for the condition and problems they face. That is never the pathway to Life, Liberty, and Happiness.  It is the pathway to a Prison of Pain in the heart and mind that renders the person incapable of enjoying life.

The insistence that the rioters are angry because of justifiable grievances against and those of us who are not of their skin color, ethnicity, religion, or political party is destructive.  If there was truly ‘systemic racism’ in the police or America it would demand amelioration, but it is not the truth.  Statistics do not support the charge.

When I consider the violence that has escalated in the cities where the most prolific attempts to appease the ‘protesters’ have occurred, I wonder if this was about George Floyd or not.  No, I don’t wonder, I think I know that it was for some, but not for those orchestrating the violence and many participating.  When a man like the black 77-year old retired police captain David Dorn was murdered by the protesters as he sought to protect a pawn shop it screams that all lives do not matter and even some black lives do not matter to these ‘protesters and instigators.’  When the murder rates in Chicago, Los Angeles, and other cities escalates and black on black crime takes dozens of lives but there is no mention of them, then I ask, “Do those Black Lives Matter?”

When I examine history and view the data available, I discover that between 1979 and 2014 blacks killed 324,000 other blacks in violent crime. That causes me to realize this is not about Life but a desire for vengeance.  It becomes an excuse to ignore the law, ignore the property of the dozens if not hundreds of black businesses that have been destroyed as well as those of whites and other ethnicities, I realize this is not about ‘systemic racism’ but ‘hate.’  It is an excuse to commit terrorism and seek to ‘take over’ the nation.

That’s what Islam desires and now we are fighting a war on multiple fronts within our borders and the politicians are using it as a tool to advance their agenda and hoping it will propel them into power.  America, we are destroying ourselves with hate and that is not a one-sided issue but one that must be addressed and stopped.

America’s first war (as a nation) was with African Muslims who were raiding American vessels and enslaving the occupants.  Thomas Jefferson and John Adams asked the Muslim ambassador what ‘injury’ the fledgling American state could possibly have committed to provoke such acts the response was telling.  Jefferson said, “The ambassador said that the attacks were founded on the laws of their prophet, that was written in their Koran that it was their right and duty to make war upon non-Muslims wherever they could be found and to make slaves of all.” 

It would behoove us to remember that ISIS, in modern times, has been careful to tell the world that they are attacking and hate the West first and foremost because Islamic law requires them to do so.  They do not care about our behavior it is their perceived mandate from Allah. 

The demands for reparations for slavery are ludicrous and beyond the realm of possibility fiscally. It is irresponsible and drives a wedge between us that continues to separate, divide, and engender distrust and hate.  There is an answer and I keep referring to it.  That answer in a word is GOD!  If we love God with all our hearts, we can love our neighbor as ourselves.  If we sin against our brother, we need to go to our brother and seek forgiveness. 

There are bad police officers. They need to be rooted out, but they are not all white.  There are bad politicians that need to be rooted out and they are not all Democrats or Republicans. There are bad people in society, and they must be held accountable for their behavior and actions.  If you are white or non-white, I am not your enemy, I am a fellow member of the human race.  We can overcome this blight but not if we allow hate to prevail.  If we allow ourselves to become Victims in our Minds, we will imprison ourselves and destroy this nation and freedom. 

Love me or hate me, that is your choice, but please, please, please, stop hating because someone does not look or think like you. 

God bless you and God bless America!

DO ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER TO BLACK LIVES MATTER?


Incendiary?  My title is not intended to be incendiary but will be for those who are unwilling to honestly view the reality of what is happening and why it is happening.  I have said for years now, our issues in race relations in America are heart issues, education issues, and have been politicized and weaponized to our own hurt.  There can be the continued advancement of the narrative that there is Systemic and Institutional Racism prevalent and deny the opportunity of any semblance of healing and resolution of the tensions.  We can allow the narratives to be advanced that the police are hunting down black and shooting them and deny the opportunity for rational or productive discussion or measure to alleviate the tensions.  We have a choice and although it will be costly for me, I am going to address it as best I can. 

We are engaged in a situation in today’s America where the attempts to appease those protesting, rioting and arguing that everything remotely connected to the past must be eradicated. We have a situation where the rioters and protesters are burning, looting, defacing, and destroying. We have college athletes now demanding that school songs be abandoned, coaches be fired, and that they won’t play for the university because they don’t like the political views of the coach or the staff. When did anyone’s personal preference entitle them to demand that the inalienable rights of another be trampled? The appeasement will never end and the demands never stop if we continue our current path of cowardly surrender. We must face reality and demand that life matters and everyone has the right to believe what they believe.

Sadly, because I am a southern white Christian, my views will immediately be discarded and attacked by some.  They will not hear my offerings but rather classify me as willingly blind to the truth and a racist.  I am neither, but that will be the charge and will be accepted by those who have allowed irrational hate to reach the apex of their hearts and thoughts.  America has problems but the problems are not what those rioting, the politicians, and the media claim.  The real reason for the current unrest is not George Floyd’s death, it extends far beyond that.  It has been and is a vehicle, not the cause, and is the wrong vehicle. 

I will not be bullied into bowing before the shrine of hate. I will not accept blame for the racial tensions in America.  I will not accept the idea that the rioters are not accountable but I am for slavery that I had no part of. I will own my sins, confess them, and repent of them but I will not be bullied into repenting for being of the ethnic that God created me and neither should anyone else.

I will not accept the insistence that as a southern white man I am the cause of slavery and must make restitution and do penitence to atone for the sins of the South.  The facts are that the southern plantation owners were not the only slaveholders in America, nor were whites the only slaveholders.  There were slaves in the North and the South.  I am not justifying slavery I believe it is wrong. 

I know from studying history that slavery was a part but not the entire basis for the civil war.  There were those in the war that did not approve of slavery but did not believe that the federal government had the right to tell individual states what they could and could not do.  There were many factors in the war and that tragic event in our history must never be forgotten.

I saw a post from a fellow southerner who stated that his grandfathers fought for the South, but he did not feel guilty for their sins.  I don’t know how old he or his grandfathers were but I am over 70 years of age and have living cousins over 80 and my maternal grandfather who was the oldest of the grandfathers was not born until 1878 so he could not have fought in a war he was not alive to see.  I have relatives that served in the armies of both the North and the South.  My ancestry connects to at least one of our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Rush and he viewed life as valuable for everyone and so do I.   More importantly, so does God.

My grandfather told of hearing that there was going to be a slaughter of blacks in the East Texas region he lived, and he refused to participate and condemned it. But, even if he had, would I be guilty of that crime?  I stand on what the Bible declares in Ezekiel 18 that each of us is accountable and responsible for our sins.  I am not to be judged for my father, grandfather, or great grandfather’s sins I am to be judged for mine. 

I will not be bullied into assuming guilt for something I did not do, and neither should anyone else.  I have harmed no person of color other than in war in Vietnam and I do not mean blacks.  I believe that all people are God’s creations.  Therefore, to expect me to put up signs and post articles that “Black Lives Matter” to the exclusion of other lives mattering is to ask me to ignore some realities.  To charge me with racism if I say, “All Lives Matter” is to go beyond what I can accept and ascribe.

If Black lives truly matter to Black Lives Matter (BLM), then where is the outcry over the millions of black babies being aborted?  Where is the outrage over the senseless murders in some of our major cities of blacks killing other blacks or anyone killing them senselessly?  Where is the outrage over the businesses of blacks being burned to the ground in the rioting that has ensued?  It is not that the police are hunting down black and murdering them it is the gang members in many of our cities that are.  If Black lives matter, why is there no outrage over those things? 

That is not difficult to explain.  Those are not marketable dramatic images that can advance a cause for the change desired and the fundamental transformation of America sought.  When I witnessed the Democrats in Washington wearing their identity scarfs kneeling in solidarity with those rioting over George Floyd’s death I was saddened.  Not that they were offering empathy and sympathy to the Floyd family and the incredibly horrible event, but that they have never done that for a slain police officer or our fallen military.  Where those lives not equally valuable?

The situation is not about race or police injustice. It is not about institutional and systemic racism, it is about politics, power, and hate.  It has been used by the politicians following the motto, “Never let a good crisis go to waste” and the mantra that the “end justifies the means” to inflame and divide.  It has been a vehicle and excuse for people with intolerance and unrestrained hate to vent and lash out.  It is an excuse to do harm and if it was about Black lives mattering, the black businesses and lives of blacks in the cities and suburbs would not be destroyed by these ‘protesters.’  It is about power, politics, anger, and hate and not about solving any racial tensions. 

I will not repent of a sin I have not committed but will acknowledge that America has sins that need to be repented of.  We can continue to justify hate and give it status and honor, or we can denounce it.  We can reform our institutions and honestly seek to weed out the bad and enable the good to become more able to do their jobs.  We can hold everyone accountable for their actions and thereby restore confidence in our judicial system.  There are many things we can do, but to make all whites or blacks bad and the enemy is not a pathway to resolution or reconciliation. 

When I became a Christian, I repented of my biases and prejudices and asked God to help me nail them to the Cross.  He has and is working on me and any time I discover a kink in my armor and flaw in my character I take it to Him in repentance and prayer.  I go to any individual that I have had anything against or have harmed and ask forgiveness.  I asked God to help me cease seeing skin color and to see eternal souls needing God’s love, grace, peace, and forgiveness. 

We are all being played by the nefarious evil agents operating largely behind the scenes as they seek to instigate and inflame tensions.  We are being manipulated by the core evil that is driving what is happening and seizing upon the generational hate that has been taught on all sides.  It has been said that we ‘fear what we do not understand’ and there is truth in that.  If we followed the directive of James, we would find a vehicle to carry us to a much more unified world.  He said, “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”  (James 1:19).

Also, the directive and warning of Paul in Galatians is germane.  He said, 13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.”  (Galatians 5:13).

My fellow Americans and fellow believers in the Lord Jesus Christ I ask that you join me in praying for America and asking God to move on and in our hearts and help us to set aside differences and seek Him.  If we can somehow allow the Love of God to be shed abroad in our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus, we can find peace. 

The politicians that are using this as a political tool are undeserving of election to office and one party, in particular, is preying upon the fears, distrust, and anger and seeking to make America a totalitarian despotism with them in control and make all of us their serfs.   Remember that in November!

God bless you and God bless America!