WHAT I HEARD IN PRAYER…


In my prayer time and meditating upon God’s Word as well as musing on what is happening in today’s America and the world, I heard something interesting in my spirit.  I realize that anyone who is not a Christian and even if you are you may find what I’m going to say odd, strange, wrong, or even heretical.  But I believe God still speaks today and speaks through many things including but not limited to His Word, the Bible.  I have had impressions that led to discoveries of God’s purposes and produced victory beyond my expectation, so I listen.  Jesus said in John 10:27, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” 

The logical conclusion of that declaration, also considering Hebrews 13:8 which declares that Jesus is the same past, present, and future, hearing requires both the ability to hear and someone to say something.  I believe hearing is more than just the audio reception of sound but understanding and comprehension.  Therefore, when I believe I have heard something, I carefully listen, muse on it, and see how it can be applied to my life and the lives of others for benefit.

What did I hear?  I felt like the Holy Spirit, my teacher, was instructing me to write about what I could write about in today’s world.  That was a bit confusing and I began to pray for clarity and understanding.  What could write about what I could write about possible mean and entail?  As I contemplated that time in prayer and thought, I thought about the issues confronting our nation and the world and felt that was what God wanted me to highlight.  I felt that I needed to identify the issues, not attempt to solve them, or give a detailed articulation of them, but just to call everyone’s attention to the things readily apparent in today’s world and news.

The dimensions and aspects of Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the events and ideological agendas that created that movement is of interest to virtually everyone.  Some view it as a needed push for social justice and civil rights.  Others see it as an orchestrated attempt to overthrow our system of government and pave the way for anarchy, chaos, totalitarianism, socialism, and Marxism.  I have learned in life that few things are exactly as they appear on the surface and understanding of the issue, the cause, and the solution requires intensive examination and often research.  It also requires much prayer!

The Police are a continuing topic of discussion for many.  The idea presented by some is that the police in America are engaged in systemic, institutional, and rabid racism.  Some paint them as such horrific creatures and insist they are acting as hunters on a search and destroy mission against blacks.  Others insist that the only pathway to any needed reform is by defunding and disbanding all police forces across America and replacing them with civilian guards. 

The police are mercilessly attacked, assassinated, and lumped into a single basket identify all by the actions of a few.  None of us would want to be so characterized in our lives, so why allow this to be directed toward any group?  In every locality where the police have been banned, restricted, defunded, or hindered, crime has risen, and citizens are endangered.  This is something that needs to be addressed and requires our devoted prayers.

The 2020 Election is paramount in most minds today.  There are those who hate the President with such a passion they want his ouster and salivate over the thought of his demise.  They are unable to consider the full body of work during his term in office and only see the man and express how much they detest.  The comparisons of the two major parties and candidates do not receive fair, honest, unbiased, and balanced consideration leaving the masses in a state of confusion.  That cannot bode well for the Republic.  The Platforms of the two major parties are not discussed as much as the two major candidates.  That is an issue that must be addressed and hopefully, I will find a way and the ability to do so in the weeks to come.

The COVID-19 or Corona Virus is always in our minds and our citizens have been stripped of many individual and constitutional liberties.  The lack of information and misinformation has successfully pitted people against each other making people largely of the same ideology antagonistic toward each other.  It is being used, in part, as a divide and conquer scheme.  People are dying, and getting sick, and the questions as to why the massive and aggressive actions by the government are largely unanswered.  We can speculate, but the best thing we can do is stop majoring on minors and pray for both the defeat of the virus and the restoration of the republic.

The matter of Gun Control keeps popping up and some of the amendments in various bills seem to include some form or pathway to that objective.  There has been a noticeable assault on various religious institutions, churches, and pastors as well as individual believers.  Those assaults are largely directed toward the followers of Christianity and Judaism and cannot be ignored. 

The Deep State is a concern that never recedes in the minds of many who are carefully watching the direction of our republic.  Racism is being resurrected and the approach seems to be destroying any gains we had made in previous years.  Abortion is a continual concern for all who value life and believe that that unborn child is deserving of the Constitutional protection of Life and should be afforded the opportunity to live the life that they would experience were they allowed to live. 

The future of America is a concern of this American and as I watch the transitions being chosen by and forced upon the public I wonder, “where are we headed?”  The Borders and Sovereignty of the nation cannot be dismissed from the discussion because of the ramifications that each holds for all legal Americans.  Education is becoming increasingly a matter of discussion and concern and the fruit of the past two or three generations educated in the public education system is evident.  The anti-establishment protesters and rioters of the ’60s are now educators in our universities. 

Healthcare and Medicine are on the menu and agenda for this election.  Joe Biden promises to make Obamacare or a variation of it mandatory, education free, and entitlements expand exponentially.  His proposed green deals, healthcare, and other proposals tally near the $10 Trillion figure.  We have not mentioned the continuing threat of foreign enemies and terrorists largely Islamic as well as the needs of our military and national security. 

America, I believe that this election is not about Trump or Biden, Republicans, or Democrats but it is about winning between Good and Evil and the survival of the Republic.  Some believe me wrong, but that is the view of my heart and the focus of my prayers.  I am praying for renewal, revival, restoration, and the return to being the Constitutional Republic we were created to be and truly become what our Pledge of Allegiance identifies as our objective, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

God bless you and God bless America!

CANCEL CULTURE IS CANCELLING CULTURE…


This will likely make me persona non grata in some circles. It may get me banned from social media and placed in Facebook’s Camp Gitmo, but let’s run this up the flagpole and see what happens.  America seems to be losing if it has not lost, its collective mind.  Well, America cannot lose its mind it is a Republic, not an individual, but Americans seem to have succumbed to the lunacy of the day and lost contact with reality. 

Is there something that causes me to make that assertion?  What is prevalent today that has caused me to develop such a dim view of the mental acuity of today’s society?  Are there any pieces of evidence that support my assertion that the masses have lost contact with reality and lost all ability to think cogitatively?  If you will bear with me, I will attempt to articulate to the best of my ability my reasons.  You then can judge them, embrace or reject them, and we will move on with life.

I saw that one NBA Basketball Coach offer his attempt at solidarity and being down with the struggle by saying that he was embarrassed to be a white man.  I find that interesting that anyone of any ethnicity would make such an assertion.  Are they truly ashamed of their ethnicity or is there some more in the mix they are not stating?  I suspect that it is not that they feel they have done anything wrong but are expressing their disgust with the rest of us of their ethnicity and consider us ignorant and deplorable.  We are not enlightened and therefore are unworthy of any empathy, sympathy, or understanding. 

I have a problem with anyone of any skin-pigmentation being ashamed of their ethnicity.  You did not choose what skin color you would be, God did.  Therefore, if you reject your ethnicity for any reason, you are also rejecting the God who created you.  You are missing the possibility that you were designed to be a bridge, not a wedge.  If you stereotype all whites, blacks, browns, or any ethnic group negatively you are not seeking restoration but division.  That may not be what you think you are doing, but that is what you are doing.  STOP IT!

I am reminded of the age-old hypothetical question and one that I had on a test in a Philosophy Course in college.  “If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it does it make a sound?”  I was shocked that about 90% of the class answered, “No.”  That is ridiculous, making a sound is not dependent upon a human being around to hear it.  My answer, to the amusement of the professor, was, “YES!”  When I attempted to defend my statement some of the most outlandish responses occurred and revealed a mindset, decades ago, that has become a harvest today.

Just because society decides something is normal that does not automatically make it normal, good, right, or acceptable.  Before you argue let me ask, “Do you think human sacrifice is acceptable even if the culture or society believes it is the right thing to do?”  If you study history, you find that the Aztec empire performed approximately 200,000 human sacrifices each year.  Many and probably most of them were children and infants.  The rituals were off the charts in cruelty and horrifying. What sane human would think that is normal and acceptable even if the entire culture agreed and approved?  Does that make it normal and right?  NO, ten thousand times NO!

If someone starves to death in some part of the world and you are not hungry or there to witness their plight does that mean it did not happen?  Did the suffering not exist because you did not see it or experience it?  Making that assertion would be ridiculous.  I would never say that there were not those in our history and human history who were treated horrifically, they were.  However, to insist that I repent and apologize to someone who did not suffer that abuse because of something someone in the past did to someone in the past is equally ludicrous.  How does that solve the problem and bridge the divide?

Our world has, in a measure, evicted God from our culture and that is deeply problematic.  It is not just problematic for my faith and religious convictions or theology but society.  When America was founded most held an unquestioning belief in things unseen (God).   Today, that has shifted to the view that if you don’t see it, it does not exist. 

The center of our society’s universe has shifted from God, the Divine to Self.  We have become a “me” world and have completely lost contact with our founding principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence.  “All men are CREATED equal…”  We have lost the value of believing that ALL have been granted unalienable rights by the Creator.  Today, many seem to believe that if your views are contrary to theirs yours must be silenced and censored and you must be punished.

We have become a society of victims.  Has there been victimization in our history and modern era?  The answer is an unequivocal, Yes!  But it is not the event that is as problematic as the mentality developed as a result.  We have transformed from being victimized to being victims and therein lies the problem. 

Some will not appreciate this reference to a biblical account, but I offer it because it can speak volumes to us and help if we can receive it.  In the early portion of the Bible, before the nation, of Israel, became the nation of Israel occupying the Promised Land, they were in Egypt.  They were slaves.  I find that transition to slavery somewhat troubling because the Bible record reveals they came to Egypt at the invitation of Pharaoh.  He invited them out of respect for Joseph who was God’s tool to save Egypt and the world from a cataclysmic condition.

They occupied the choicest of the land and prospered in a foreign land.  Somehow from the time of their arrival to the time of Moses, they were pressed into forced labor (Slavery).  It is evidenced in their attitude before their deliverance and after, in the wilderness, that they had become victims rather than those who had been victimized. 

When difficulty came, water was scarce and food was lacking they said to Moses, “We were better off in Egypt and we want to go back.”  Back to Slavery?  Seriously, you want to go back to being forced to serve the ruler rather than being free?  That suggests a mindset that had accepted their plight as being normal and acceptable.  They still shouted that they were abused but embraced their abuse as their identity.

In the New Testament, the apostle Paul makes an incredible declaration that some will snarl at.  He said in Ephesians 6:5-9 – “Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; 6 not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, 8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. 9 And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.” 

Might I suggest that he was not telling them not to desire to be free but rather than viewing their plight through the eyes of being a victim view it through the eyes of being a victor.  If each of us dropped the mentality of being a victim and realized that we can be Free in our spirits, we would find peace if not release from our enslavement and condition. 

I conclude with a reference to “The Republic” where Socrates painted a picture of people who lived their entire lives chained to a blank wall.  They could see shadows and even gave names to those shadows.  The shadows became their reality.  He unveiled the idea that rational people are like prisoners who deliberately break free from the cave of victimhood and become able to see reality instead of shadows. 

We, in America, seem to be content to live chained to our wall of victimization and are incapable of breaking free and seeing reality and finding real solutions.  Hate is too much easier and vengeance seems to be sweeter.  I reject that and desire to Cancel the Cancelling of Culture.  Let’s see Reality and Live Free in our hearts, minds, and souls.

God bless you and God bless America!        

LET’S REWRITE ALL HISTORY…


What do we accomplish when we revise or rewrite history?  About the only thing that transpires is the generation and presentation of a distorted view of history.  If the historic record was inaccurate it can be amended and corrected.  However, if the objective is to eliminate the mention of all things we disagree with or preferred not to have transpired, we harm ourselves and posterity in the process.  We do not make things better we open the door for the bad to continue and even worse things to transpire.

Why do I say that?  Simply because history is for learning as much as it is for reporting what has transpired.  History is the past, not the present or the future.  We are making history today.  Each of us is writing our own personal journal of history and we may not like what is being written but as Pontius Pilate said to the Sanhedrin who wanted him to rewrite his inscription, “What I have written, I have written.”  I may deny it, revise the presentation attempting to give it a more righteous or palatable spin but change it I cannot.  It is what it is and nothing I do with change the past.

I do not want my history rewritten or even revised; I want it forgiven!  You see my personal history from an eternal view must be forgiven and corrected going forward, but the past is the past and will remain the past for eternity.  Jesus did not come to rewrite our history but our lives.  He did not come to revise us but to transform us.  We do not look back longing for our Egypt, but we do not forget what we were and what we are now through His blood of sacrifice for our sins. 

There is a gospel song that speaks to this, “Mercy Rewrote My Life.”  It is a powerful song and filled with incredible truth and revelation.  Truly, I traveled all the wrong roads for the first 22 years of my life, then God’s Mercy rewrote my life and He gave me another chance.  I do not say a second chance because that would seem terribly restrictive and limited.  I may need more than one more chance and need His mercy every day of my life.

My history, I cannot change, but I can change my future through knowledge of the past and peace with God through Jesus Christ.  I can be and am a brand-new man.  I am not the man who served in Vietnam, nor the rebellious teenager who roamed the back roads of East Texas and the halls of Grapeland High School in Grapeland, Texas.  I am not the person who was filled with self, anger, bitterness, envy, and even hate.  I have a history and it is not pretty in the first phase, but that history continues to be written.  I cannot change the past, but I can walk a better road going forward.

The idea that we can or should rewrite our American history is not only foolish it is dangerous.  I am reminded of the Gospel Song, “Remind Me, Dear Lord.”  If we, in America, could somehow embrace the reality that we have been given freedom and liberty beyond that of virtually any nation in existence we could acknowledge our past and use it to transport us into a better future.  The words of that song that resonate so deeply in my heart regarding history are, “Roll back the curtain of memory now and then.  Show me where you brought me from and where I could have been.  Just remember I’m human and humans forget so remind me, remind me, dear Lord.”  How we need to be reminded from time to time so that we do not lose sight of the goal.

Our Declaration of Independence stated a lofty goal, one that should be our objective today.  It says poignantly, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”  The founding fathers recognized the existence and providence of God.  Many in today’s America have lost sight of that and it seems that one political party has abandoned it altogether. 

Our founding fathers presented a worldview that embraced the equality of all men.  Did they eradicate slavery at that moment or in the next few decades accord equality to all men?  No, they did not.  Was that a mistake?  How could I argue that slavery is a good thing because of the demeaning nature and restrictiveness of human beings created in the image and likeness of God? 

In the beginning, the assigning of less than full recognition of the personage of blacks by the Southern States was to alleviate some of the proposed tax or levy burdens being proposed for the new republic.  There were arguments to count blacks as 3/5th, 3/4th, and ½ a person.  The apportionment of delegates to the House of Representatives used that to limit, the number of seats the Southern States had.  Of the 107 seats, the South had 47 but had they only counted free citizens they would have 33.  It was not until the 14th Amendment was adopted citizenship was granted to the freed slaves. They shifted the apportionment of representatives in the House of Representatives to be determined by counting the total number of ‘whole persons’ in each State.

The Dred Scott laws and decisions that ruled that blacks were not citizens and could not become citizens, nor enjoy the benefits of citizenship was a terrible flaw in our history.  But, erasing it from history would not erase it from having happened.  Teaching it as it is, not as any group would like to spin it is the best approach to historic studies. Our best course of action is is to learn and teach history as it really happened. We need to recognize our mistakes, errors, sins, or violations of God’s and moral law.  We should learn from our mistakes not hide them, ignore them, or deny posterity from knowing them.  If we do not know history, we cannot learn from it and cannot avoid the pitfalls of past mistakes and errors or sins.

The Cancel Culture wants to rid our public square and history of all reverences and reminders of our past is counterproductive.  No, it is not counterproductive it is unproductive and dangerous!  Most of us have learned to not do things by our failures.  I learned not only the penalty of violation of my parent’s rules but the reason they wanted me to follow a different path.  I was able to guide my children through the lessons I learned, and they are able to pass that knowledge along to those following them. 

No person has a God-given right to not be offended.  We have the privilege and obligation to choose to not be offended but not the right to demand that no one do anything that offends us.  One expression, that has come out of the movements driving the protests and riots today is, “Now, it is our turn.”  That is as ominous as it sounds and seems to express the view that ‘payback’ is justified and desired.  It seems to express the view that since blacks were enslaved in America it is time and justified for whites to now become slaves to the blacks. 

Do I believe that all blacks believe or desire that?  NO!  I believe that a small segment desire that. I believe that the 2-3% driving this bus want a Marxist Revolution and are willing to and desirous of blood being shed by those they deem to have ancestors who harmed blacks. 

None of us are responsible for what our ancestors did.  We are responsible to avoid the mistakes they made.  We are responsible to reject the bias and prejudice they embraced if they did.  We are fully responsible to join All Americans in the pursuit of the stated objective of the Declaration of Independence and afford everyone the Right and Privilege of having Life and living it possible.  We are to seek to ensure that everyone has Liberty and can live without undue infringement by the government or other groups.  Also, that we should be allowed to pursue Happiness and follow our hearts in worship and expression.

I believe in America and believe in God.  I will stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom as long as I live and vote to preserve our Union and our Republic. That means, I believe that Everyone is Important, and No One should be excluded from the equal protection of the Law and enjoy the full benefits of being an American Citizen if they are one legally.  

God bless you and God bless America!

THE NEW NORMAL – Hate…


Well, it is not so new but has exploded exponentially over the past few years and has gone viral and spreading faster than the Wuhan Virus every dreamed.  It is ripping America to shreds and will end in our destruction if we continue allowing hate from any sector to thrive and become the ‘New Normal.’ 

I am worn out from all the HATE!  Let me say it this way, “I Hate Hate!”  How’s that for epiphora, epiplexis, irony, or maybe even sarcasm?  The reality is, no matter how one might classify my statement, “I Hate Hate” it represents an issue that is hovering over our society like an ominous cloud of destruction.  Hate is separating, dividing, and pitting factions who would otherwise be open to discussion and reason bitter antagonist.  Hate has become so prevalent it appears to have become the “New Norm” in behavioral standards.  That is tragic and deadly!

I hear Hate from the Left and it is countered with Hate from the Right.  I hear Hate from blacks, and it is countered with Hate from whites.  I hear Hate from Liberals and it is countered with Hate from Conservatives.  I hear Hate from non-Christians, and I am now hearing Hate from Christians.  Hate may be wrapped in a pretty package and called justified anger, but Hate is Hate and will always be Hate!  It is evil, destructive, and damaging to every aspect and dimension of life.  It is dangerous and damaging to the psyche, the physical, and society.  It is a destroyer and is creating a terminal condition in our world. 

You may find my words objectionable and that is fine. You may lash out at me with hate-filled words and that is your choice.  You may agree or disagree with me, that is your inalienable right.  We all have choices and make them every day.  Some see love as an emotion and demand that it must be earned.  I see it as a choice and believe it to be a gift, not something earned.  I believe that respect is earned, but love is given.  Thank God, the Love of God is not something I must earn but is a Gift!  (John 3:16).

If you hate anyone based on the pigmentation of their skin, you are a racist and a bigot.  I’m sorry, that is the truth even if you were horribly abused by persons of that ethnicity.  You have succumbed hate’s clutches and become enslaved by it.  It now consumes you and unless you find a way to release it, it will destroy you.  You will never be able to trust, enjoy life, live free, and unencumbered from the burden you have placed on yourself to become the arbiter of political or racial correctness.  Your Hate has become your God and your religion.  That is deadly!

Yes, I am being dramatic and probably preaching a message that few will be to allow to resonate in their hearts and minds.  Yes, many have been abused in one fashion or another.  Yes, there has been and is racial discrimination, gender discrimination, religious discrimination, and other variations.  None of those justify Hating other human beings. 

I fully endorse Hating sin and the works of the devil.  I fully endorse Hating evil and the effects it has on lives.  However, the problem in today’s world is that we have lost sight of the only legitimate object of Hate and turned that emotion and attitude on fellow humans.  That sows the seeds of destruction and will never enable us to achieve the objectives supposedly sought.

I am a Christian and say that unashamedly.  My views, social, societal, political, financial, and spiritual are based on my understanding of God’s Word and Way.  Could I be wrong in some of my views?  Absolutely, because we know in part and are continuously growing and learning, or we should be.  I have modified some of my views in virtually every area of life in my 70+ years on the planet and my 50+ years as a Christian and minister of the gospel.  If the LORD permits me more years on the planet, I will likely modify, some of them in the years that are ahead. 

However, I adamantly declare that Hate is Not acceptable, and I ask that we all STOP IT!  Stop allowing push to come to shove and tit to become tat where we give back more than we received and fan the flames of hate and discord.  It is not a requirement that we Hate other people.  In fact, it is a requirement that we Do Not!  In Proverbs 10:12 we read, “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.”  The apostle John declared, “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”  (1 John 3:15). 

God Hates Hate!  (Proverbs 6:16-19).  We were told in Leviticus 19:17-18, “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.  You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.”  Our LORD Jesus commanded, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this, all people will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35).

No matter the package or attempt of justification for Hate it is always the ugly work of destruction.  We read in Proverbs 10:18, “The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.”  That goes for the Left, the Right, blacks, whites, men, or women.  It applies to EVERYONE!  Therefore, I plead, STOP THE HATE! 

Let me make this as clear as I can, I will speak against evil and identify the purveyors of evil agendas.  I will call for the rejection of political parties and ideologies as well as certain religious tenets and practices that violate God’s Laws.  I will never fear to speak against what I believe wrong, but I will endeavor with everything in me to not make the attack personal or spew forth hatred for individuals.  I do not rejoice when a person who stands on the opposite side of any issue dies or suffers harm and damage.  I would prefer that they saw the light. 

Some will take many things that I write and say as hypocritical and insist that I am a bigot and a racist because I speak against the agenda of the Leftist Socialist and Marxists.  I reject the idea that only Black Lives Matter or that it is somehow demeaning to any ethnicity for me to declare that All Lives Matter.  I ask that you leave me out of the Hate that is in your heart if it exists.  This morning the old song from 1965, the year of my High School graduation came to mind.  Jackie DeShannon released, “What The World Needs Now Is Love.”  That is what we need but more than just human love we need God’s Love!

Love me or hate me, accept me or reject me, I choose to Love you and we may disagree, and I will fight for what I believe peaceably, legally, morally, and politically.  I will protect my family and my property.  I will stand for America and God.  I will stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom.  But, I plead, can we STOP THE HATE?

God bless you and God bless America!

WHEN WILL ANY LIFE MATTER?


Let me eliminate some readers at the outset and say, “When God Matters!”  I am not trying to offend or alienate anyone but until we return to a moral foundation and our ship of state and life become moored to the principles of morality as taught in the Bible it won’t happen.  No life will truly matter and only those that advance our cause and agenda will be deemed worthy of defense.  That is beyond tragic, but a condition I see in America and the world today.

I’m sure some will disagree but our founding fathers, as they declared in our notification to Great Britain of our intent to separate and become independent, believed in a divine creator and that He gave all men certain untouchable rights.  The words,“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” expresses that belief.  Yet, there are those today who insist that the founders were highly immoral racists pigs whose views are unworthy of consideration.  How tragic!

The Left attempts to use Thomas Jefferson as their ally when it is convenient and makes him utterly reprehensible when it is not.  They do the same with all our Founding Fathers and vilify everyone in history whose life and position does not advance their agenda.  One of the more recent declarations by a Leftist, CNN’s Don Lemon that “admittedly Jesus was imperfect while on earth” is revealing far beyond his words. 

His view, which is heretical to my faith, exposures a biblical ignorance beyond imagination. It is an expression of a view prevalent among the Leftists, Socialists, Marxists, Progressives, and those burning, looting, and destroying our nation.  There has been a concerted attack on the Bible, God, the Christian religion, and anyone embracing that view for years.  The Democratic Party has definitively aligned itself with those who consider Christianity either antiquated or offensive.  That is tragic!

In our American history, both Democrat and Republican Presidents, and members of Congress expressed a belief in the existence of God and an appreciation of His divine providence in enabling America to be birthed.  That birth of the fledgling nation in the late 1700’s has produced a venue whereby ALL PEOPLE who are under the banner of protection of this nation can and have prospered. 

Are there poor among us?  Do we have examples of bias and prejudice?  Have there been reprehensible actions and activities both by the government and individuals?  YES, YES, and YES!  However, even in some of our darkest times relationally, all sides continued to recognize that there is a God and He has, in His providence, afforded us the privilege of living under the best system of government created by man.  We have enjoyed freedom beyond that of any other nation and had been slowly working through our difficulties. 

That view took a dramatic shift just a few years ago and with the election of the man identified as the first ‘black’ president. It took a turn for the worse.  Mr. Obama was half black and half white, having a black father and a white mother, yet he rejected any whiteness and embraced his blackness.  That was and is his choice.  However, when he immediately took aim at whites, Christianity, and America my concerns were amplified.  

The fact that Mr. Obama sat under the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, an openly antisemitic and biased individual who frequently made racist comments and called for racist actions is troubling.  The reverend said loudly, “God d**m America,” and shouted his hatred for this nation, and everything we stand it was revealing and troubling.  Mr. Obama said that he did not know the good reverend’s views on race, but he was part of that church for 20 years.  How could he not know? 

I believe that “Black Lives Matter” but as I have repeatedly said, “Unborn Lives Matter, White Lives Matter, Brown Lives Matter, ALL LIVES MATTER!”  They matter to God and until God becomes important to America again, we are going to continue down the path of discord, disruption, anarchy, chaos, and destruction.  We are going to watch our society crumble around us, and our system of government and economy evaporate becoming a memory as the creeping tide of Socialism, Marxism, Totalitarianism, and Tyranny prevail.  Yes, that is a ‘Gloom and Doom’ view but one that I see inevitable UNLESS!

The “unless”, in my view is unless God Becomes Important to Us Again.  I won’t attempt to overload you with the myriad of quotes and examples of our Founding Fathers expressing that God mattered.  Their expressed views are in such amply supply it is impossible to ignore. 

I wish everyone would become a believer in God and Jesus Christ, but I know that is not going to happen.  However, based on the founding principles and basic reason we should know that moral depravity and a state where everyone becomes a law unto themselves is not a workable condition.  If you deem your views and rights more important and valuable than mine, you will seek to oppress and suppress mine to advance yours.  That produces a condition that is a breeding ground for WAR.  How far will anyone be pushed before they push back?

I am deeply disturbed that many churches and pastors have opted to take the road of silence hoping to leave the politics to the politicians.  I would never ask that any pastor become political in their preaching and teaching of the Bible. 

However, I would ask that they warn when they see danger.  I would ask that they identify those things politicians are doing that violate the directives of Scripture.  I would ask that they decry the moral depravity and the advancement of ideological agendas that support abortion, lasciviousness, hate, vengeance, murder, and allow the government to introduce programs that decimate the home and the two-parent family.  I would ask that they speak out where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent.  I ask that they seek to introduce people to the Love of God and call for moral rightness. We need to once again, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.”  

If we allow hate to fester and ignore God and His guide for life, we will destroy ourselves.  So, when will “Any Life Matter?”  I insist that it is when “God Matters Again!”  Until then, we will continue the pathway to destruction.  I refuse to hate based on ideology, skin pigmentation, or anything else.  I hate sin!  I hate the devil!  I love people because we are all created in the image of God and that makes us brothers and sisters.  We either know God or we need God and I see two ethnicities in this world, “Lost and Saved.”  I see one race not multiple.  I see one race, the Human Race. 

You can love me or hate me, agree or disagree, that is your choice.  But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD and call for a return to Him and moral moorings. 

God bless you and God bless America!

THE BALLOT BOX IS NOT ENOUGH TO SAVE US…


Some may assume that I am saying we must, in the words of Jefferson, “water the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots” but that is not what I’m saying.  It may come to that but that is not the change that must transpire if we are to save the Republic without a violent blood-letting revolution.  I keep believing and hoping that the light will come on in the minds and hearts of people who, generally, are well-meaning and love America.  I don’t expect the light to come on in most of those who have been inculcated with the Marxist ideology and that America is evil and must be transformed.

Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”  Today that has become, “We are just one election away from full-blown socialism and tyranny.”  Both identify a danger looming on the horizon for our American Republic and one that should never have been allowed to blossom and bloom, as it has. 

The reality and factuality of those statements mean that for too long and too many have been asleep at the wheel of life and allowed this to become a reality.  It means that ‘we the people’ ignored the warnings, became apathetic, and opted to ‘leave the politics to the politicians.’  The tragedy in that is we bought into the theory that ‘this too shall pass’ and what is happening is simply ‘cyclical.’ 

I have people, well-intentioned and well-meaning patriots, tell me, “Roy, this is just another bump in the road and since we have survived over 240 years, we will weather this storm too.”  I disagree.  The reason we have survived for over two centuries is that past generations took note of what was happening and were determined to maintain our freedom and liberty. Those previous generations understood the dangers and were committed to preventing socialism, Marxism, and tyranny from coming to America.  That is not 2020 and the danger is not only real but probably unavoidable.

We have had a cultural transformation in America, and it has not all been good.  We are in a cultural war and there are those who so devotedly believe that our founding was rooted in racism and evil it must be shuttered and a new system of government in its place.  The political and historic ignorance that allows that view to bear fruit is so ingrained it may not be possible to overcome. That is, short of the eventual suffering of all citizens at the hands of the tyrants and oligarchs that will assume power.  Sadly, at that point, it is too late to ‘transform America’ rightly and ‘restore America’ to her founding roots and principles.  The time is now and even an immediate shift in mindset will probably not totally prevent the damage and dangers.

I remember in the 1980’s hearing the Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov repeatedly warning America of a danger.  Sadly, few listened, and our American pride said, “Hey, we have overcome evil before and we will never allow this to happen here.”  I am reminded of the warning of Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”  We wrongly assumed that because we won the Revolutionary War, two World Wars, and turned back evil on numerous occasions this could not come to America.  We have seen it in other nations but assumed that Americans would unitedly resist and reject it. 

Bezmenov warned of what he called “demoralization.”  What he meant was the systematic and progressive undermining of a nation’s morality would make America ripe for a leftist revolution.  I have watched as our moral moorings have one by one been untethered and the ship of liberty has begun drifting toward destruction.  I have sounded the alarm only to have those of my faith and aligned with my political ideology insist that I am ‘crying wolf’ and this is just another political cycle, therefore no worries.  I wish I could believe that, but history and what I see the demand that I take an opposing view and continue to sound the alarm.

The concerted effort of the Democrats to overturn the 2016 election has been deeply troubling and signaled danger.  The unjust targeting of General Flynn and others connected to Trump has revealed how deep the depravity and how powerful and arrogant those seeking to ‘fundamentally transform’ America have become.  They have no fear of being exposed and no fear of being held accountable.  Why?  Many reasons, but one is the attitudes that are far too prevalent in America.  Apathy and entitlement coupled with hate and anger are breeding grounds for destruction.

The media bias is so pronounced that there are precious few outlets that even attempt to honestly report the news.  Most are so entrenched in the Leftist ideology that they are devoted warriors for the Left.  One college professor’s research suggests that the bias of the media aids the Democratic candidate 8-10 points in every election.  I suspect that is an underestimation because many if not most people only hear what the liberal media presents.  With that offering of reality being the only trough from which they feed, they believe it and act upon it. 

Big Tech has become another powerful arm of the ‘fundamental transform’ agenda as has Social Media.  It is estimated that Social Media can shift as many as 15 million votes to one party or the other and turn any election.  That, for this American, is frightening and I believe it to be a valid estimation.  Voter fraud, ballot harvesting was the key factor in flipping the conservative Orange County, California seat from the Republican ledger to the Democrat. 

America, we are now in the throes of a political and societal attempt to ‘appease’ those demanding concessions, reparations, and repentance for our sin of being America.  The ‘woke’ generation is now deeply entrenched in corporate America, some are occupying elected positions, and others now members of both the media and academia.  The indoctrination has moved from the classroom to the streets and permeates corporate America as well as Congress.  The entertainment industry for decades has been largely a leftists propaganda machine and the idolization of movie stars does not bode well for the Republic’s survival.

We either return to God, and our Constitutional foundations nullifying all bad laws, edicts, and evicting bad actors in government or we will become as extinct as the U.S.S.R. did in the Reagan years.  The question immediately becomes, “What then?”  If the Constitutional Republic is destroyed, what takes its place?  Another question must be “who will be safe?”  The truth is “No one will be safe!”  That includes those who are part of the power structure because evil and the power-crazed tend to devour their own.  America will become nothing more than a memory on the ash heap of history UNLESS!  

The “unless” demands a shift in our mindset regarding freedom and we realize that it must be defended for everyone or it is available to no one.  We must realize that God, not the government gave our inalienable rights.  We must realize that a limited government is our only hope of surviving as a Free people.  We must realize that the time is now to change.  We do not have decades, and this is not a bump in the proverbial road.  This is Life or Death, politically, societally, economically, and in some respects spiritually. 

As a Christian, I stand on the Bible and believe that if we honestly and earnestly make 2 Chronicles 7:14 the pursuit of our hearts and Matthew 6:33 the guide of our lives we can see America saved.  The elections have become manipulations not legitimate reflections of the true will of the people.  Those who stand for Liberty and against Autocracy enter the election as much as 10 points behind and only as we unitedly rise and cast our ballot can we hope to survive.  If you are not involved, you are abetting the destruction!

God bless you and God bless America!

THE REAL MOTIVATION OF VOTE BY MAIL…


Please do not attempt to argue from the company line that due to COVID-19 we have to allow everyone to vote by mail to keep everyone safe.  That ship sailed with the many hypocrisies that have been exposed over the past few weeks and months including but not limited to the mass gatherings for riots.  Those were deemed socially acceptable requiring no ‘social distancing’ or even ‘mask-wearing’ because, after all, they were constitutionally protected exercises of Freedom of Speech and Expression, right?  That is so blatantly hypocritical it deserves no address.

It began long before the 2016 election, but with the Trump victory in 2016 which shocked the entire Leftist world, they have ramped up efforts to ensure no such outcome ever surprises them again.  Voter fraud is not a new phenomenon, it has been around for decades, maybe forever.  Voter fraud has been institutionalized by the Democrats and they believe the motto, “the end justifies the means.”  They are willing to do anything legal or illegal to win or steal any election they deem valuable.

They have the media outlets and those conducting the political opinion polls squarely in their camp.  The 24/7/365 presentation of a dismal outlook for the GOP and President Trump is picking up steam and will escalate as we near November.  We have the Russian hoax that fell flat.  We have the Mueller Investigation that was a sham.  We have endured the COVID-19 destruction of our economy and the exercises in tyranny by mayors, cities, states, and the Left nationally.  Once that began to show signs of not stopping the economy and Trump, we have endured the riots and chaos after the George Floyd death.  What is next?

Each election cycle there is always the concern about the proverbial and often literal ‘October Surprise’ that is used to shipwreck a candidate’s hopes and derail their campaign.  One of the things that the Democrats were working on before the COVID-19 panic and have escalated is “Vote by Mail” as mandatory.  Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have indicated they do not believe they can trust the American people to decide the outcome.  They insist that their new tactic is the only reasonable means of ensuring a legitimate election. 

When various states have a tainted history of not purging their voter rolls properly and allow the dead, illegals, felons, those who are ineligible because they have moved or in some other was disqualified to remain on the rolls we know this ploy is not in the interest of safety but victory.  It is the classic ‘bird’s nest on the ground’ and they have seized upon Rahm Emanuel’s advice, “never let a good crisis go to waste.”  Why not steal the election if you can?  Electoral integrity is unimportant to those seeking power.  Power is paramount and any pathway to that objective is justified in the minds of those who believe they are our Lords and Ladies with a divine right to rule.

If people can protest and riot in mass gathers with no concern for the safety of the rioters, protesters, or others then voting should pose no problem.  If people can go to the grocery store and other venues, then voting should be no problem.  If people can ride mass transportation, go to the beach, or the myriad of other daily life functions then voting should be no problem.  This is not about safety or the concern that the elderly or frail might be exposed, it is about winning the election by any means possible.

Let me state, I have no problem with the elderly or the infirmed (providing they are capable of making a rational decision) utilizing the absentee ballot and not vote in person.  I am opposed to electronic voting from home via the computer, the nightmare of policing and verifying those votes is beyond our current ability.  I am opposed to sending out ballots to every voter on the rolls with no genuine verification of their identity because it invites massive fraud. 

We know that people ‘sell’ their votes for a few dollars.  We know that people have been ‘bused’ to venues they are not legally authorized to vote by those willing to violate the law.  We know that some vote multiple times, frequently with no repercussions.  We know that voter rolls have people still on them that are deceased, moved, are illegally here, and not qualified to vote.  A paper ballot that is mailed out to everyone and them mailed in would be impossible to verify who cast that ballot and therefore makes it implausible for me.

In my home state of Texas, a person that is over 65 and otherwise incapable of going to the polling place are able to vote by mail.  The numbers make verification easier but not foolproof.  Imagine millions of ballots being mailed in or someone hand carrying hundreds of ballots to a polling station to be counted?  How could we trust that those were legitimate ballots? 

The idea that Photo Identification somehow disadvantages the elderly or various ethnicities is not defendable.  Welfare and many other entitlements require a Photo ID.  Banks require a Photo ID to conduct business.  There are hundreds of examples of everyday events in life that not only require but are deemed reasonable having to present a photo ID.  Even the Democrats require a Photo ID to enter their conventions.  You cannot travel by commercial airlines without one. 

I recognize that there are a few who may need to vote by mail and with proper verification should be allowed to do so.  However, if we care about legitimate elections we must stand in unity against this potential massive fraud and ballot harvesting.  I may not like the outcome of the election but if it is legitimate, I accept it.  I don’t burn buildings if my candidate does not win.  I do not accuse the system and country of being racist of suffering from some phobia if my candidate does not win.  I desire that we preserve and maintain ‘legitimate elections.’ 

It appears to me that the Leftists see ‘Vote by Mail’ their Ace in the Hole and is another of a long line of illegalities they have and will pursue.  America, if we care about the Republic, we will not allow this to stand and we will demand that our elected officials reject it.  We may not be able to pressure the courts to decide rightly but we can pressure the politicians and that may mean giving some of them their ‘pink slips’ and allow them to pursue a different vocation.

God bless you and God bless America!

JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – The Left Thinks We Are Stupid…


My response is, “I hope we are not.”  However, with the response of some of the Trump haters, I’m not sure they are totally wrong.  I used to ask, “How stupid can you be?”  I quickly realized that some seemed to take that as a challenge and demonstrated that the level of idiocy I was observing was the low hanging fruit on the tree and there was much more where that came from. 

A quote that is often attributed to Albert Einstein regarding the infiniteness of human stupidity is probably a quote from the Frenchman Alexandre Dumas.  His translated quote is, “One thing that humbles me is to see that human genius has its limits while human stupidity does not.”  I don’t care who said it, it appears to have been proven true by the actions of humans for a long time.  Sadly, today, it is more apropos than ever.

I remember during the 2016 Republican primaries there were Democrats working to discredit certain Republicans and many of them backhandedly endorsed Trump.  No, they did not endorse as in giving him their support but endorsed as in suggested to the Republicans that he might be their best course of action.  They thought he was the worst possible choice and the choice that would guarantee Hillary’s ascent to the White House. 

Do you remember Democrats such as Paul Krugman writing articles to defend Trump in contrast to Jeb Bush and even praised Trump’s economic plan?  Did he mean it?  Of course, not that was demonstrated immediately after the election when he immediately sounded his alarm that Trump’s economy would result in an economic catastrophe that would send us into depression for a millennium.  They believed that Republicans were stupid and anyone foolish enough to support Trump was an uneducated, backwoods boob that needed someone to help them put on their shoes.

I remember the peanut farmer from Georgia telling the British Parliament in February 2016 that he preferred a President Trump to a President Cruz.  What was his reason?  Hang on to your false teeth.  He said, “Because Trump would be a pragmatic and non-ideological leader.”  Wow!  What did Carter do after the election?  Was Trump still praised as being pragmatic and non-ideological?  Nope, he immediately joined the Clinton chorus and shouted that the election was illegitimate.  He thought we were stupid and never dreamed Trump could and would win.  Once that became a reality, he changed his tune. 

There was a leaked document presented by WikiLeaks that the Democratic National Committed desired to help Trump win the Republican nomination because they believed it was their easiest road to the White House.  They directed their operatives, “We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates, to that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to [take] them seriously.”  They thought Trump’s support was a flash in the pan and would quickly wane.  They were stunned and some shaken to their foundation when they discovered that they had been helping to create a candidate that resonated with the public powerfully.  They thought we were stupid and proved that they were.

Why would the media and the Democrats think we are stupid?  I suggest that it is the result of decades of Republican Establishment politicians running for the shadows every time they roll out their media blitz.  I suggest that it is because the Republican Establishment has demonstrated they are Democrat lite, not truly conservative or constitutionalists.  They are part of the Old Boy System and love practicing crony capitalism and relish being in power ruling over those of us they too consider too dumb to know the difference.

Am I saying that the Democrats and the Republicans are the same?  No!  I am saying that the Establishment Lifetime Professional Politicians are not trustworthy and are largely self-serving not public servants. 

Sadly, the COVID-19 provided the hoped-for, opportunity for the Globalist Elitist Leftists to shipwreck the economy, strip us of many of our rights and privileges, and endanger Trump’s reelection.  They seized upon the opportunity and have milked it for all its worth.  Then, the police killing of George Floyd provided them another gift and opened the door for revitalizing the paranoia, hate, and chaos further hurting the economy, safety, and pushing sanity to the brink.  They have milked that to the fullest extent possible. 

We have the various polls that show Biden blowing Trump away and Fox News has apparently joined that effort to defeat Trump leaving few conservative outlets speaking any semblance of truth or reality.  The Democrats have forced us to endure almost 4 years of their incessant attempts to overturn the election and oust Trump at a cost of millions if not billions.  They continue to do all they can and are almost giddy when the economic numbers are not good and when there are reports of increases in COVID-19 cases.  It is deeply troubling to watch the willingness of many to see America damaged if not destroyed for the sole purpose of defeating Trump. 

The toppling of the confederate statues and memorials was expected but as Trump and others predicted they have now gone after our founding fathers including Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and even desecrated the black regiment’s memorial in Boston.  They have lost contact with sanity and demonstrated a hatred that is so inflamed it embodies no reason or sanity. 

The church is under fire and governors like Gavin Newsom in California want to keep the churches locked down for months or permanently. They truly think we are stupid and are pushing all their chips to the center of the table in hopes of winning the White House in November.  They know if they achieve that goal, they will keep the House and likely reclaim the Senate.  At that point, the proverbial fat lady would be singing, and freedom would be exiting stage left.

The question is, “Will we prove them wrong again, or will we prove them, right?”  It truly is up to us and this election depends upon Christians committing to intercessory prayer, patriots standing up for freedom, and all Americans waking up and drawing a line in the sand, saying NO MORE!  I will stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom and I hope you will join me in November!

God bless you and God bless America!

UNFIT FOR THE PRESIDENCY…


Tap the brakes if you assumed, I am going to trash Trump, I am not.  I am will attempt to draw the contrast between personality and platform.  That will not suffice for some, who see the current president the albatross of liberty.  It will not bode well in the minds of those who detest this president so profoundly they are blinded to the dangers of the Leftists and their agenda, but God has used people to advance His purposes who were not saints.  One of the most prolific would be Cyrus the Great, the Persian King who ended Israel’s Babylonian captivity.

I am not comparing Trump to a heathen king but citing that a person’s piousness is not an indicator of whether God can use them in advancing a nation’s cause and a nation’s benefit.  It is a reminder that a person’s piousness is not to be used to judge whether they can be used for the benefit of a nation.  If we make piousness a prerequisite to being president, we would have had virtually none in our history.  Why would people overlook Obama or Clinton’s failings on various moral fronts and insist that Trump’s history on the moral front disqualifies him?  It is not because of morality but personality that the charge comes.  Disagree if you choose, but that is provable, in my view and even if it is not, it is my view.  I have mine and you have yours!

In Isaiah 45 God spoke through the prophet and declared that He was taking Cyrus by the right hand, giving him power and then used him to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple.  A heathen king, a non-virtuous individual was used for the benefit of believers and the nation of Israel, so why is it unconscionable in the minds of those who detest Trump so vehemently?  I do not know Trump’s relationship with God, but he had defended the Church and our religious freedoms more than any president in my lifetime.  I appreciate that and when I view the whole body of work, I find more to applaud than to criticize.  Have some things been done that I do not like?  Absolutely!  But, again, I attempt to view the whole body of work, not isolated parts, or even the personality or moral character of the individual.  Would I like for the president to be a Christian?  Yes, I would.

I believe that the policies and agenda of the Left, the Socialists, Marxists, Liberals, and fundamental transformers are UNFIT for the Presidency and governance.  Joe Biden has declared, “If I’m elected and this (COVID) passes, I’m going to go down as the most progressive president in American history.”  That is shockingly frightening to this American who believes in the Constitution and the Rule of Law.  It would be anathema to any hope of ever returning to a Limited Government and destroy any hope of draining the Swamp or dismantling the Deep State.

Biden’s claim is frightening when I consider former progressives such as Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.  Their policies have damaged the very foundations of our Republic.  Jimmy Carter, William Jefferson Clinton, and Barack Obama have expanded those damages and Joe Biden would be a train-wreck if allowed to assume the presidency. 

Barack Obama, with Joe Biden at his side, oversaw some very damaging actions.  Through Obamacare and bailouts, we watched the federal government take over a third of our economy.  The national financial collapses were exacerbated and accelerated through his tax policies and regulations.  The Obama economic policies increased taxpayer debt exponentially and laid the foundation for economic disaster.  Thankfully Trump’s policies had reversed those actions sufficiently to give us an economy that might survive the pandemic paranoia largely facilitated by the Blue States and Cities.

Under BHO we watched the nationalization of public education through Common Core and the gross misuse of federal power to surveil, harass, and subvert opposing political opponents.  We watched as two far-left justices were added to the Supreme Court and that will pose problems for decades.  We observed things like Fast and Furious facilitate the advancement of the Mexican Drug Cartels and the disaster of Benghazi must never leave the forefront of our minds.  We watched as they systematically purged the upper ranks of the military to elevate to power those who were Leftists and on board with his agenda.  We saw the effective granting of amnesty to 660,000 illegals present in America. 

We watched the weaponizing of the Internal Revenue Service, and the jackbooted tyrannical attempt to force nuns to pay for abortifacients against their religious convictions and in violation of their constitutional guarantees.  Schools were forced to allow boys in the girl’s locker rooms and bathrooms and the beyond ridiculous kangaroo courts to punish anyone who spoke other than the politically correct language or charged with sexual assault without fair and impartial hearings.

We watched as Obama sided with those murdering the police and, in every situation, where a person of color was involved insisted it was white supremacy and racism that created the condition.  He ignored facts, and quickly inserted his hate-filled rhetoric fanning the flames of racial discord, unlike any modern-day president.  The NSA was used to surveil innocent citizens and collect private email, phone, and other records – ILLEGALLY!

Yet, we still have those that insist that Biden and the Democrats are less a threat to America than Trump.  I say that their policies, agendas, and candidates are UNFIT for the presidency.  I have not mentioned his cash to Iran and endorsing race riots in Ferguson, Missouri, or the 783 or more scandals in his scandal-free administration.  Remember, Joe Biden was there at his side all the while.

The Left wants to destroy our Energy Industry and impose on us the AOC New Green Deal.  They want to implement the Bernie Sanders brand of Socialism.  They desire to strip us of our 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendment Rights to mention three. 

The Oath of Office requires the incoming president to swear or affirm his fidelity to the Constitution, Obama violated that, and Biden has promised to do the same.  It reads, “I do solemnly swear [or affirm] that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”  How can Biden do that considering his announced agenda?  He cannot but will because the Left has no qualms about fabrications to the American people.  They have an agenda and objective and we are not it; Control is.

I contend that if America is to survive as the Free Constitutional Republic that our Founders established, we MUST, and I mean MUST defeat the Left in this and every election and at every level.  What we have seen in the pandemic paranoia is a drop in the bucket of what will be imposed on us if they regain total power in the federal government.  Therefore, I argue that the Democratic Policies and Democrats are UNFIT FOR THE PRESIDENCY!

God bless you and God bless America!

DON’T TRY TO EXPLAIN, BUT WHAT?


Is my title confusing?  Do you wonder what I don’t want explained but still asked, What?  If you are still with me, please know that I am not trying to play a word game or deal in semantics but have some serious concerns about reasons I’ve been given for voting or not voting for a candidate.  It can be quite confusing and borders on hypocrisy if it is not squarely in that column of explanation. 

That being said, I am not looking for, nor do I desire anyone to attempt to explain their position to be.  I accept that you believe you are right and justified in your rationale and reasoning.  I accept that you cannot see the inconsistency and even hypocrisy in the position based on your declared reason for your decision.

Am I talking about all choices?  Of course not!  I have been attacked, vilified, and called some pretty vile names by people who are supposedly on the same side of the political and/or biblical position because I voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and will do so again this November. 

I acknowledge that Trump was not my first choice in the primaries but once he became the nominee, I compared him, his position, and that of the party with his opponent and her party.  It became an easy choice for me because my interest was not based on my perception of the moral fiber of either candidate but America.  Call me whatever you wish, but I was and am looking at the future of the Republic and positioning myself to back what I believe to be the best option for America.

I have had people tell me that they could never vote for Donald Trump because of moral turpitude.  Let me give you the standard definition of moral turpitude and then address the inconsistencies I see in this.  Moral turpitude is a legal concept in the United States and prior to 1976, Canada, that refers to “an act or behavior that gravely violates the sentiment or accepted standard of the community.”  That, in my mind, is a bit vague, because the accepted standard of the community could be quite fluid and difficult to define. 

The concept of ‘moral turpitude’, though difficult to define with unflappable precision, is usually described as an “act of baseness, vileness, or depravity in the private and social duties which a man owes his fellowmen, or to society in general, contrary to the accepted and customary rule of right and duty between man and man.”

Some have insisted that as a Christian I should never consider voting for Trump because he is morally bankrupt and a despicable human being.  I readily acknowledge that his past is somewhat sordid in some areas but are we voting on a spiritual leader or a person to guide the nation back from the darkness we were led?  Before you insist that Trump’s past precludes him from consideration, I must ask two questions.  Can a person change?  Is a moral deficiency sufficient to deny a person any consideration for elected office?  Do you want me to ignore Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama’s morality or lack thereof?

If the answer to the first is, yes then should we consider what many religious leaders who have met with him say about his openness to prayer and their counsel?  If the answer to the second is, yes then what candidate qualifies righteously and morally enough to deserve your vote?  I suggest that if we make that our sole criteria for the person, we vote for we will find our options incredibly limited if we have any options at all. 

Let me insert a few more considerations and you decide.  Does anyone think Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, or Joe Biden are morally superior to Trump?  If you do, then we have no basis for discussion because each of them is inescapably tainted and based on the moral standard applied to Trump disqualified.  Where does that leave us? 

When I go beyond the individual and consider the platforms of the parties and the candidates, I see some moral issues that need to be addressed.  If we are as we claim, constitutionalist and originalist then are the inalienable rights given us by God, reasons to vote, or not vote for a candidate?  They are for me and I consider it immoral and a direct assault on the constitution for any candidate or party to infringe upon those rights.

As a Christian and a follower of the Constitution, I believe that abortion is wrong.  Even if I allowed for some instances for abortion, abortion on demand is a vile example of genocide and my moral moorings would demand I reject the person or party that supports it.  Biden and the Democrats endorse it whereas Trump and the Republicans do not.  Well, most Republicans do not, and I find it difficult to believe that a majority of Christians would support it. 

We are told that Trump’s relationship with women and his moral failings in that area disqualifies him.  What of Bill Clinton and Joe Biden, one was a serial sex addict and philanderer and the other’s fascination with children and the revelations of his sexual abuse should be equally reprehensible.  Some have insisted that Trump’s business dealings were immoral and unethical.  I don’t know the intricate details of his business ventures, but I do know that Biden became a millionaire through his elected positions.  The revelations about Ukraine and China to mention two are more than a little troubling.  So, how is Trump morally bankrupt and Biden not? 

The media and many who are in the ‘never’ consortium regarding Trump insist he has lied thousands of times.  Has he?  I have seen fabricated, misquoted, and distorted presentations that say he is a serial liar but have not seen the so-called concrete proof that is argued.  However, we know that Biden, Clinton, and Obama all have lied and continue to lie as they engage in prolific “CYA.”  How is the assumption that Trump lies morally disqualifying but Biden, Obama, and Clinton’s verified fabrications not?  Again, I am not asking for an explanation, I am simply presenting my view. 

I could go on and on in this rant and quizzical consideration of the position that a Christian and a Conservative could or should never vote for Trump.  If a person tells me that they won’t vote for Trump on moral principle but either vote for the Democrat or vote in a way to ensure the Democrat wins, how is that morally defensible?  In my view, it smacks with deception or hypocrisy. Wait!  I did not say you were intentionally being a hypocrite but if you cannot see the inconsistency in that position when you compare candidates you are either deceived or you are.

I do not believe that our choice is totally binary when it comes to voting in America.  We do not have to vote for the Democrat or Republican, we can choose to withhold our vote, write in a name, or vote for a third-party candidate.  However, the outcome is usually binary and either the Republican or the Democrat is going to win the presidency.  If I vote for what many call the lesser of two evils seeking to preserve the republic and keep our rights and liberties from being infringed upon could that not be considered a worthy objective? 

In my 50 plus years of studying the Bible and preaching the gospel and observing the political scene, I have discovered that sometimes attempting to stand for a principle enables what I detest to become reality.  Let me explain my view and you decide.  If I detest a candidate to the extent that I am unable to cast my ballot for them and vote for a candidate that has zero chance of winning am I doing what is best for the country?  I may have a warm fuzzy feeling and feel good about myself, but have I truly considered the Republic? 

If we vote in such a manner as to prevent either major party from receiving an electoral majority and the decision goes to the House of Representatives, what would make us think that any, but one of the two major candidates will be selected? 

I believe in principles and would never argue that any person ever violate their conscience.  That would be anathema to my faith.  I believe that much of what President Trump has advanced has been in the interest of the Republic and good for all Americans.  I believe the political agenda and ideology of the Democrats are bad for America.  Therefore, I can envision no other action in November than to vote No on the Democrats and vote Yes for Trump.  It is my conviction that although there are things about his personality and manner I do not like, he is my best option in the pursuit of keeping America the Free Constitutional Republic, defending our inalienable rights, and moving America forward in a better direction. 

Please do not attack me over my position.  I will defend your right to disagree and even hurl disparaging things my way, but I will exercise my right to not listen to them.  Think what you please and say whatever you want on your personal page or in groups and with others, but my page is like my home, I can decide what enters and stays and what doesn’t.  I ask you to respect that.  Vote as you believe best, but I hope you will consider the nation before tossing Trump and the Republicans on the trash heap of history.

God bless you and God bless America!