AMERICA, AMERICA, I HAVE WEPT OVER YOU…


Yes, my statement is rooted in a Bible verse citing from the lips of Jesus in Matthew 23:27-39 as He lamented over Jerusalem.  My America has, in many ways, abandoned her heritage and forgotten from whence she was formed.  Some may not appreciate what I am about to say because it will be rooted in my faith and arises out of my concern for the moral fiber of my beloved nation, the United States of America.  If that is you, you probably want to stop reading now rather than become upset with me and my position.

I make no apologies for my faith, it is my foundation and that which keeps me going.  It is my basis for a hopeful future and inspires me to strive to do better and be better each day.  Recently, in prayer and meditating on the Word of God, the conditions of our world, and searching for solutions something arose within my spirit that will not turn me loose.  It is with me every day and many times throughout the day I will muse on the thought that I believe was birthed in my heart by the Holy Spirit.  Again, what I will say today, is rooted in the Bible, my Faith, and my love for America and Freedom.

The thought that came to my heart and causes me to use the title I have chosen was a question.  “If you knew that this year was your last on earth, what would you do?”  There will come a time, for all of us, that that eventuality will become a reality.  Everybody dies, it is just a matter of when and how.  Death is inescapable and as the Bible declares in Hebrews 9:27 every human being has an appointment they will keep with death.  Please understand that I am not trying to be morbid but hope to bring us to sober consideration of our life, past, present, and future. 

America has become anesthetized on many moral issues and that makes me weep.  We have allowed Political Correctness and the PC Police to bully us into accepting things the Bible calls abominable.  There is a saying, “What parents allow in moderation their children will do in excess.”  I am not sure who first said it and I find its roots in the Bible but have found it to be a reality in my years of Christian ministry and serving as pastor of congregations.  Today’s church today, too often, has allowed the threat of government intervention and the loss of their tax-exempt status to bring about a modifying of their stance on some issues.  That is tragic! 

Abortion, to this American Christian and Patriot, is an example of our insensitivity to the sanctity of life and opens a very dangerous door that includes euthanasia and genocide.  I weep when I think of the 60 million lives that were never allowed to complete their journey but were aborted before they could become what they could have become.

We have allowed greed, envy, hate, and perversion to prevail, more frequently than I could have ever imagined.  We have churches and religious schools modifying their positions in the name of inclusivity placing them at direct odds with biblical precepts and tenets.  I weep when I discover that and wonder what the disciples would have said, and if our LORD is standing at the portals of heaven and weeping over America as He did over Jerusalem.  Today’s America and those seeking to ‘fundamentally transform’ this nation are waging a very real war on our moral and traditional values and on the faith of millions of Christians.  We have replaced God with the god of political correctness and the dangers and damage are indomitable. 

But back to the thought and question that has caused me to evaluate and reevaluate what I am doing and why.  “If you knew that this year would be your last on earth, what would you do?”  I want to be careful to articulate this in a way that is not condemnatory or give the impression that I am somehow ‘holier than thou.’  That is as far as the East is from the West from my intent.  I want to inspire each of us to reevaluate our lives and our purposes.  I want us to come together as a people and see the restoration of our heritage and the re-mooring of our morality to the anchor that birthed this Republic.

It is not my intent to question anyone’s salvation or relationship with God. That is a personal matter that only you and God can determine.  I may look at what you say and what you do and wonder but I do not know your heart, only God can.  You may look at me and my positions and question my salvation, but you do not know my heart, only God does.  Therefore, my purpose is not to question or condemn you but to encourage you to take some definitive actions that will bridge every aspect of life including the spiritual, political, and relational.

I would hope that the first thing and the daily thing you would do if you knew this was your last year would be to make absolutely certain of your standing with God.  Some will say, “But you can’t know.”  I suggest you meditate on 1 John 5:5-13; 1 John 1:9; Romans 10:9-10; John 5:24; John 14; John 15; and a myriad of other passages.  2 Timothy 1:12 frequently comes to mind when I think on God and salvation, “…I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced or persuaded that He is able to guard or keep that which I have entrusted or committed to Him until that day.” 

Matthew 16:26 gives a reminder that I frequently meditate upon regarding the worth of my soul and my relationship with God in comparison to anything else.  Nothing is more valuable than the peace of my heart and the assurance that my name is written in heaven.  All will die, and all will stand before God and the books will be opened and having our names written in the Book of Life is critical.

I would hope that, if you knew that this year was your last, you would prioritize everything and do that which is absolutely the most important.  I would hope that you would seek to shore up crumbling relationships, if possible and give and receive forgiveness.  I would hope that you would consider posterity and the legacy you are leaving behind personally and as a nation.  I would hope that you would determine that popularity and ease and secondary to what is right and best. 

I am finding, within my own heart, that the more I focus on God, the more I see rightly politically, relationally, fiscally, and spiritually.  I find that I cannot be silent on some things and cannot speak regarding others.  I find my heart craving to leave my children and grandchildren a world better than the one in which I now live.  I find my heart more desirous of reaching people for God than persuading them politically because I know that the eternal is far more valuable than the present.  That does not mean I will not be involved in the political discussion or arena, it means that I believe that if I can reach a man or woman’s heart and help them to truly make Matthew 6:9-13; 14-15; 33-34 foundations in their lives I will achieve what is needed spiritually, societally, and politically. 

Love me or hate me, but I ask that you ask yourself, “If you knew for certain that this would be your last year on earth, what would you do?”  Then begin to do it because even if this is not your last year it will be the best approach you can have for life.

God bless you and God bless America!        

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THE PARTY OF SEGREGATION AND RACISM…


I’m sure that some, like MSNBC host, Kasie Hunt think that refers to the Republican Party.  The stubborn facts and inconvenient truth are that it does not.  Inconvenient for them!  Kamala Harris launched a vicious attack on the Democratic front-runner, Joe Biden over his working with segregationist.  However, she and the Democrats conveniently omit the fact that he was working with fellow Democrats in doing so.  That is not an inconsequential fact but one they avoid like the plague and assume, rightly, that their followers won’t know the difference.  Low information voters or lazy voters who do not take the time to research true American history and facts buy the spin.

The two Senators Biden is accused of working closely with are James Eastland and Herman Talmadge.  They hailed from Mississippi and Georgia and both were devoted segregationists, and both were Democrats.  The Democrats were the party of slavery, a fact that is unavoidable in history.  The revisionists want to simply make them conservatives, not Democrats and spin the spin so that people forget who the Party of the KKK and Slavery really was.  They want to forget the Party of Jim Crow Laws.  Hey, they claim, “We have evolved and are the true party of the people.”  That would be palatable were it not for certain pertinent facts.

The Democrats did move on from their support of slavery but moved to segregation and Jim Crow laws.  They would no longer support the physical ownership of slaves but would keep them, as they voiced, “in their place” through segregation, isolation, and Jim Crow laws.  That is only marginally different from slavery and reveals that they embraced emancipation as a law but not in their hearts or minds.  That change may have been politically beneficial but societally it was still destructive and repressive.

Even Democrat historians, such as Gary Wills, have acknowledged that the Democratic Party was built “on the slave power’s deep roots.”  His research and others reveal that the Democratic Party, from the outset, was deeply rooted in the culture of race.  Today, the Democrats have found that playing the “race card” is an effective tool in dividing peoples and garnering support from minorities and activist. 

The Thirteenth Amendment was passed without the support of Democrats.  That ended slavery and 50 of the 64 Democrats in the House of Representatives opposed the measure.  In the Senate, the Republicans were unanimous in support and only 2 Democrats voted for it.  Which party is the party of slavery and Jim Crow?  Well, facts indicate that it is the Democrats, not the Republicans, historically.  But again, that is an inconvenient truth and fact that the Left chooses to ignore, deny, and attempt to spin in their favor. 

The Jim Crow Laws advanced by the Democrats created segregation.  The Jim Crow Laws did everything from segregating schools to public accommodations and restricted the voting rights of blacks in America.  Again, who is the party of slavery and Jim Crow Laws?  Not the Republicans but the voting record indicate it was the Democrats.  They were attempting to get around the Republican-backed 14th and 15th Amendments.  The 14th Amendment gave the ex-slaves due process and the 15th Amendment gave them the right to vote.  Wow!  What an inconvenient truth that the Left would oppose those Amendments.  Yet, 90% of blacks vote Democrat.  That is beyond reasonable comprehension.

Today the modus operandi of the Left is to “divide and conquer.”  It is “spew hate and fan the flames of distrust.”  It has evolved into “identity politics” and someone said, Identity Politics is the son of segregation and the grandson of slavery.  What a railing indictment on the Party that has through actions such as those of Lyndon Johnson in the 1964 Civil Rights act, secured block voting by blacks across America.  Thankfully there are some that are waking up and leaving the Democratic Plantation.  Sorry for that comparison but it is accurate.

Senator Kamala Harris insists that “identity politics” is the tool or weapon needed to “diminish issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation.”  No, Senator, it is doing exactly the opposite and you know it or should.  It is creating a greater divide not providing a healing balm.  I find Senator Harris’ view shockingly akin to that of George Wallace the Democratic Governor of Alabama. He believed that it was wrong to diminish the race issue and that Americans should be judged by the color of their skin. 

That is diametrically opposite of the expressed view of the 1960s civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He famously said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  I want that too for all Americans!  I suggest that Kamala Harris’ view is nothing short of re-segregation and dangerous for America.  She is pushing the views of Barack Obama to the limit and moving us to the brink of a terrible civil upheaval that will mean blood in the streets.  No Freedom loving American should want that or be willing to allow that view to advance. 

In life, sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same and the Democratic Party of today, the Liberal Leftist Socialist are advancing agendas that virtually enslave people.  The entitlement trap is a form of slavery.  Those hooked to the sugar-tit of entitlement dare not bit the hand that feeds them, or they will endanger their fix and source of livelihood.  A livelihood that they receive for sitting on their behinds, having babies out of wedlock and not working.  No, I am not laying all that at the door of the blacks for there are whites, Hispanics, and other ethnicities learning how to scam the system and receive the monthly dole from the government as the Democrats buy more and more votes.

I want America back!  I want the American principles and precepts of our Founding and want to return to moral sanity. I want the propitious smiles of heaven on this nation as before.  I want the America that is the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave where everyone has the inalienable right for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  If you want that, then join me and the millions like me in defeating the liberal left in November 2020.

God bless you and God bless America!

MASS SHOOTINGS – Keep Blaming the Wrong Thing and The Problem Will Continue…


Yes, I am responding to the plethora of diatribe that after more mass shootings using any kind of firearm, but especially semi-automatic rifles we must advance new legislation to curb or control gun ownership even more.  That rhetoric and diatribe are not just ‘missing the mark’ it is setting up and shooting at the wrong target.

I have shouted this until I’m blue in the face, the problem is not the firearm it is the human heart!  No law, and we have thousands of them, will curb the problem found in the human heart that produces this kind of evil.  The rhetoric is well-meaning lament from some in the masses of society who do not truly understand the problem and believe their ideological heroes in politics.  But, for the politicians, it is nothing short of sleazy and cheap opportunism that should be rejected and denounced immediately. 

I am not defending this or any shooter. I am not seeking to absolve them of ultimate blame.  Their hate, their becoming demonized, their deranged mindsets and decision to pursue their evil is beyond reprehensible and diabolical.  Their judgment will be severe in eternity and should be severe in this present world too.  However, to immediately blame white people or call this systemic white terrorism is dangerous.  I hate terrorism regardless of the religion, ethnicity, or ideology of the terrorist.  I want you to understand that as I engage in my discuss of this matter.

Before you attack me as unfeeling, uncaring, insensitive, a racist, a bigot, or some other derogatory name, let me offer my thoughts one more time.  I’ve done this before and will do it again. Every time we have a tragedy that results in demands to strip us of our inalienable right for self-defense and an attempt to usurp or revoke our constitutional rights and freedoms I will shout from the rooftop the error of that mindset. 

I truly believe that if the Left wins this argument and achieves more ‘gun control’ and ultimately ‘gun bans’ or ‘gun confiscation’ we will endure such tyrannical and despotic governmental control that none will be free any longer in America.  Charge me with oversimplification and overstating the issue if you please but let me continue.

Guns have been in America since, before, during, and after the Constitution was signed and ratified. They are not going away whether deemed legal or illegal.  Likewise, mass shootings have been experienced since the early dawning of the 20th century.  This is not new and is not going away with legislation.  What laws have worked to curb gun violence to date?  Consider the many super-restrictive cities and states in America where guns are virtually outlawed and only the outlaws have access to guns, has that reduced the violence?  Chicago is a prime example and the violence continues to grow there although their gun laws are incredibly stringent. 

I agree that mass shootings appear to be on the increase. I agree that we need to find answers to the problem.  But when we focus on the wrong target we achieve no resolution. If we are honest and examine the statistical data we discover that the passage of another ‘gun law’ has not, does not and will not curb the problem.

At that point people grow increasingly more frustrated. When that transpires the politicians who want ‘gun bans’ seize on the opportunity to pass yet another ‘gun law’ and restrict our 2nd Amendment Rights even further. They claim that we haven’t done enough, and another more restrictive law is the cure. Hundreds of thousands if not millions swallow that pill and drink that Kool-Aid only to become even more frustrated.  The design is to eventually have a populace so distraught over the problem we agree to give up our guns.

The result of that, were it to become a realized condition, would be Total Control by Government but with no real resolution of the problem.  Tragically, at that juncture, it would be too late to go back to where we enjoyed our 2nd Amendment Rights to “keep and bear arms.” 

We would be virtually unable to mount a resistance strong enough to become a revolution, like that of 1776 and we would be buried in government regulations and controls that would expand to every facet of life.  After all, the politicians would argue that if gun bans did not solve the problem the government must expand their control to resolve the problem that is an issue of the heart.  The human heart and mind are not something the government or politicians can fix with legislation. 

Sometimes, if not most of the time, these shooters are young adults who had a horrific childhood with atrocious parents or the absence of a godly and normal father in the home.  Frequently, there is some type of drug use or abuse in the equation.  I don’t know if it is too much involvement with video games, the disconnect with people and society, the Internet, the Media, Hollywood’s diatribe or the pursuit of ‘fundamental transformation’ of America that is the major culprit.  Many of these shooters have a long history of seething hate burning deep inside their souls.  I don’t know if it is a craze to achieve notoriety and a sense of immortality.

The manifesto reportedly written by the El Paso, Texas shooter is a mixture of Nazi lebensraum green think and rage against Mexicans.  Experts inform us that copycats within ten days to two-weeks of a mass shooting are common.  With the flood of media coverage and many experts have declared that the El Paso and Dayton shooters fit that description to a tee and were copycats.  Where they?  I don’t know.

What I know, in my heart of hearts is this is a ‘human heart’ and a ‘human mind’ problem and we will never fix that with legislation. Giving up our inalienable and constitutional rights is a bad plan.  Blaming this on Donald Trump is beyond lunacy and is nothing more than political opportunism. If we want to blame people, we dare not excuse the diatribe and brainwashing in our schools, the media, and coming out of Hollywood. In the end it is a choice and that choice is prompted by the condition of the heart and mind.  

How do we fix this problem?  My prescription will not be well received by some, but others will find that it resonates deeply with them.  Hopefully, those with whom it resonates will join me in pursuit of the remedy and resist the temptation to overreact and shoot at the wrong target. 

What is my remedy?  GOD!  We have allowed politicians to do great damage to the traditional family makeup and offer alternatives lifestyles as normal, healthy, wholesome, and acceptable.  We have allowed the development of a mentality of entitlement and engendered a snowflake, safe-space world of political correctness.  We must return to holding people accountable for their actions.  We must stop rewarding bad behavior.  We must cease making it more lucrative to have single-parent homes than homes with a father and a mother. 

My heart breaks for the victims and in some measure for the deranged and often demonized individuals who commit these acts. No, I do not offer them sympathy for they deserve whatever just punishment meted out to them for their crimes. I do weep for the perpetrators because I know the eternal horror they will endure and wish that somebody could have reached them. They crossed the line that no new gun law will repair or reverse.  We can continue to blame the wrong thing and move further and further from any viable solution or we can acknowledge that it is not the inanimate object (firearm) that is causing this problem, it is people, the sick human heart, and the sick human mind. 

Some will appreciate what I’ve said, and some will brand me as one who is lower than a snake’s belly and unworthy of breathing the air required to live on planet earth.  I only hope that you realize that until we deal with the heart, we will never see a diminishing of this problem.  I weep for my nation and those impacted by this kind of tragedy.  I stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom! 

God bless you and God bless America!

LET’S COMPARE APPLES AND ORANGES or Trump and Obama…


No, I am not doing a take-off on the Left calling him the “Orange Man.” I am using an old saying to open the door for a discussion on the double-standard of today’s PC World, the Media, and the Democrats.  I’ve used the term “toxic liberalism” to describe the modern Democrats, at least the national party and agenda.  I’ve heard people suggest that the Democrats have officially become the Party of Derangement.  Is that accurate?  In many ways, I believe it is, but you will have to make that determination for yourself. 

With the 2020 presidential campaign in full swing and the position, condition, and positioning of the Democratic hopefuls it is a very interesting situation. It is going to be a wild ride and hopefully, enough Americans will wake up and realize the danger to prevent them from reclaiming the White House, gaining strength in the House and retaking the Senate.  If that does not happen, and they succeed I shudder to think of what will happen to the Republic.  Yes, you can call me an alarmist if you please, but I believe it is that dire and dangerous.

When I turn back the clock almost two decades I remember that horrible day when 3,000 Americans needlessly lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center in Manhattan.  You can blame whomever you please, but I believe it was an attack by an Islamic terrorist.  You may be a truther and believe that our own government committed the treachery.  If you do, please post it on your own wall and not on mine. If I believed that I would immediately demand that we overthrow the existing government and have a new revolution.  I am not calling for that, do not want that, and do not believe that, even as evil as our government can be, I cannot embrace that theory. 

Seven years after that event America, misguidedly elected Barack Hussein Obama as president.  He immediately began the push to fulfill his dream of ‘fundamentally transforming America.’  He began dividing the nation like no other president in modern times.  He was a community organizer with no executive experience, ill-qualified for the job and managed to deceive millions of Americans.  Some very good people and well-meaning people voted for him only to wake up during his first term and lament their decision. 

He systematically and intentionally advanced acrimonious narratives claiming that many of us on the other side were “bitter clingers, clinging to our guns and religion.”  Hillary pushed that to a new level calling us “deplorables.”  Obama was quick to jump to a conclusion that the black man was innocent, and the police were guilty.  He even suggested that his supporters “bring a gun to a knife fight.” 

Joe Biden has taken off on that and suggested a “brass knuckles fight with the Republicans.”  That was deemed laudable and commendable by the media.  Obama was seen as a fighter, fighting for liberalism and their agenda.  However, if Donald Trump says anything remotely similar he is an evil despotic tyrant that must be eradicated from the earth.  How is that for a double-standard.  Apples and Oranges, you may say, but I say rotten eggs and hard boiled eggs would be closer. 

Obama embraced Islam and insisted that it was and is a religion of peace. His Attorney General Loretta Lynch threatened to prosecute anyone speaking evil of Islam.  That sounds a lot like Sharia Law to me, but then I am one of the “bitter clingers and deplorables” so what could I possibly know?  Obama pitted blacks against whites and poor against rich damaging and setting back relations in many sectors decades.  Was it by design?  I think yes but it could have been his zeal for Islam, fundamental transformation, and socialism that clouded his judgment.  You decide.

Today Obama’s legacy is a generation of Democrats who openly seek and embrace totalitarian socialism.  His legacy is a generation of Democrats who want a gender-neutral world, a utopia of safe spaces, censorship in violation of the 1st Amendment and the elimination of the 2nd Amendment. 

We have a generation of Democrats who want open borders, and a desire to soak the rich not realizing that that soaking will trickle down to us all.  We have a generation of Democrats who have totally abandoned the traditional values that made our nation great and the principles of our founding.  The traditional family has been replaced with unwed cohabitation, homosexual marriages, and enough genders that require a catalog to identify.  We live in a world that has zero common sense.  We live in a world where our educational system is producing graduates who have no clue of real American or world history.  Thus, we have the Ocasio-Cortez’s of today.

Today’s modern Democratic Party embraces open borders and views the illegals as citizens of the world and believe they have the right to vote in whatever country they find themselves.  They have abandoned the idea of working for a living and making your own way in life facing the obstacles, difficulties, and pitfalls.  Rather, they opt for the government to make the field level and guarantee them a job, a salary, a house, a car, a cellphone, healthcare, education, and much more. 

I believe that if the Democrats win in 2020 we can wave goodbye to the Republic as we know it and our Republican Democracy will be no more.  College campuses have already been transformed into socialist, liberal, safe spaces where conservativism, constitutionalism, and Christianity are as welcome as the bubonic plague.  The rank-n-file may be voting for their agenda completely unaware of the endgame but the endgame exists nonetheless.  There is disaster lurking and I pray that you will open your eyes, your ears, and your minds and recognize the warning signs.  The handwriting is on the wall and those of us sounding the alarm are often being treated as unwelcome guests and the little boy crying wolf. 

What has Trump done that is half as destructive as the eight-years of Obama? Our economy is robust, our international relations better, our enemies once again fear us and our friends respect us. Our constitutional rights are being fought for. ISIS is being seriously fought. Our border crisis is being addressed and the exorbitant taxation and regulations of the previous administration rolled-back. I am thankful that Trump not Hillary is in the White House. He is a flawed vessel, but we are all but he is far better for America than any of the Democrat hopefuls.

Ignore my warning if you choose.  I won’t say, “I told you so if they win.”  The reason I won’t is because I will be fighting to survive and will leave you to your own devices.  If we make a bed, we also have to lie in it.  I pray that we do not have to endure that after the 2020 elections. 

God bless you and God bless America!

THE LUNACY IS BEYOND COMPREHENSION…


I am unable to wrap my head around the new wave of “Democratic Socialism” that is being advanced by the Democrats and its appeal to millions.  Outside of greed and envy, I am not sure I have an answer.  Outside, covetousness and the prevailing entitlement mentality, I don’t know that there is an answer.  Outside, a total lack of genuine information, ignoring the facts and believing the fabrications presented, I don’t know that it can be explained. 

Virtually all the Democrat hopefuls auditioning for their party’s nomination have a platform that would bury America in more and more debt and cripple our economy.  Each of them is an advocate for open borders, free healthcare, gender nullification, abortion on demand, and an escalation of taxes on everyone.  No, they don’t all admit that their plans are beyond costly and that the tax rates for everyone would skyrocket, but facts are stubborn things.

They want a ‘wealth tax’ which is a penalty for doing well financially.  How is that an American value?  They want ‘Medicare-for-all’ which would destroy all private insurance, cripple the healthcare system, overburden many aspects of it and result in delayed and denied care.  Nothing is free therefore, someone will have to pay the tab for their proposals.  Who will that be?  Alas, it will be you and me, or those of us who actually pay taxes and work or have recently retired.  It will be deemed, our ‘fair share’ and when that share is insufficient they will raise the bar and our ‘fair share’ will be a much bigger piece of the pie.  There is no end to the appetite for confiscation.

I agree with Mark Levin that the diatribe, rhetoric, spin, and platforms presented by the Left mirror the Soviet Union’s 1936 Constitution shockingly.  Article 118: Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to work, that is, are guaranteed the right to employment and payment for their work in accordance with its quantity and quality.  Article 119: Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to rest and leisure… the institution of annual vacations with full pay for workers and employees and the provision of a wide network of sanatoria, rest homes, and clubs for the accommodation of the working people.  Two candidates come to mind immediately when I read those Soviet articles in that constitution.  They are Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

It would seem to me that the Democrats are not embracing the American Dream but the Soviet Dream.  How is that an American value?  The slate of candidates for the Democratic nomination all want to make America a Sanctuary City.  Kamala Harris and she was a key player in California’s Sanctuary City and Sanctuary State implementation.  Now she wants to do the same for America.  Thanks, but no thanks, Senator.  Please go back to California and continue your destruction there, if the people will allow it, but America does not need your devastation.

All the candidates appear to want to transform our current laws that makes entering America illegally a felony and transform it into a misdemeanor punishable by a slap on the wrist.  They all want to provide free healthcare and other entitlements to the illegals.  Doesn’t that encourage rather than discourage people from coming here illegally?  Senator Harris somehow equated the illegals in Sanctuary Cities with rape victims and made them the victim not the violators of the law.  Amazing!  But that is the Lunacy that exists today and how anyone can drink that Kool-Aid is beyond my ability to cognate.

If you do a bit of digging, you will find one of the most alarming and glaring examples of why Sanctuary Cities are a bad idea.  Jose Ines Garcia Zarate served time for a seventh felony drug conviction. The feds sent him to San Francisco on a 20-year-old marijuana charge.  The prosecutor refused to prosecute, and he walked free, found a gun and killed Kate Steinle in 2015.  How is that protecting and defending America, Americans or represents an American value?

Barack Obama’s administration issued the decree that they were only going to pursue the illegals, which they called undocumented immigrants, who were “violent offenders and people convicted of crimes.”  Of course, ‘catch and release’ never caught and released far too many offenders.  What country passes laws to protect career criminals and repeat offenders from prosecution and/or being deported?  Try that anywhere in the world and you will find that it is “Only in America.”

Kamala Harris lamented the Obama use of Secure Communities saying, “the policy was to allow deportation of people who by ICE’s own definition were non-criminals.”  Excuse me Senator but entering the United States is a felony and therefore a crime, making the individual a criminal.  But, she and the other Democrats want to change the law and make it a wrist-slap misdemeanor to break our laws and trespass on our sovereign soil. 

If the Democrats are successful in making illegal immigration a misdemeanor do you honestly believe that will reduce the number of illegals coming to America?  If you do I have some ocean front property in the Arizona desert, I’d like to offer you cheap. 

I saw a list of questions the Democrats should have been and should be asked in this campaign cycle.  Let me offer two or three of them for your arsenal.  Question One: “Some of you have, or had, the power to change many of the things you now say are wrong with America.  Why didn’t you?”  Question Two for Joe Biden: “You and President Obama, for a time, had a Democratic majority in Congress.  Why didn’t you reform immigration laws and address the homeless?”  Question Three: “Is there anything President Trump has done that you could or would praise?  You talk as if unemployment has not declined, especially for minorities, and wages haven’t risen.  Unemployment is at, or near, record lows and wages are up.  What do you say to that?”  Question Four: “Many of you have a lot of complaints and criticisms about the United States.  Is there anything positive you could say about America?”

I continue to be astounded by the willingness of people to allow their enmity toward the current president to drive them to embracing policies they must know will hurt everyone in the long run.  Is personal preference that powerful and important that the destruction of the Republic becomes acceptable?  You may find that offensive and challenge me vehemently but if the Democrats reclaim power, it is Katie-Bar-The-Door for America and Americans.  Your personal property, individual inalienable rights, and freedom will be hanging in the balance.  If you think that is an acceptable price to pay to defeat Trump, then we are universes apart in our thinking and probably should not talk to each other.

God bless you and God bless America!

IS THE D.C. SWAMP UNDRAINABLE?


I am 100% serious in my question.  Have the tentacles of the Swamp Denizens and the infestation become so pervasive and extensive that it has become impossible to Drain the Swamp?  I would love to say, NO.  However, with each new revelation of the extent of the corruption of politics and politicians, the Intelligence Community, and the many bureaucracies of this nation, I am having serious doubts. 

I wonder what Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Hamilton, Washington and the patriots of the 18th Century would say about the ubiquitousness of the Swamp.  No, I think I know, based on history and their writings.  I believe they would be calling for the same thing they called for in 1776 Unless the voting public somehow becomes enlightened as to the seriousness of the problem and sends the lot of them packing.  We are not going to send them packing but we need to.

I am not an advocate of overthrowing the government, I do not see a positive outcome of that endeavor.  The extent of the fractures and factions in of our society would make it virtually impossible for us to rally around a singular purpose and pursue a government with the ideal advanced by our founders.  We would never achieve limited government because some would want the upper hand in the conquest.  We would never achieve true Freedom because Freedom to some is Slavery to others.  Therefore, I ask the question, “Is the D.C. Swamp Undrainable?” 

I know that my doubts can possibly cause despair in hearts causing some to give up and cease trying.  I pray that is not the case, but that the reverse will be true. I pray that the doubts I am raising will cause each of us to reexamine the conditions now existing in our government and finally determine to reclaim our government.  It is my desire that we become engaged and committed to the task of dispossessing the possessors of power in D.C. and restore the oversight of government to ‘we the people.’ 

Will that happen?  Our most recent history, up to 2016 suggests no.  The defeat of the Democrats in 2016 gives me a modicum of hope, but that is just a speck, not a meteor.  However, it is a speck that I cling to and my love for America demands I stay in the fight.

We had, during James Comey’s tenure in the FBI in 2016, information regarding the illegalities of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.  Comey summarily dismissed those concerns insisting that “there was no intent to do harm.”  I wonder how many people in prison would like to have heard those words and now feel violated? 

We have continued uncovering more revelations via exposed and released emails that show the criminality and damage done to America was more expansive and extensive than previously thought.  Yet, there is no real effort, that I see, to make her accountable.  I see no genuine effort to hold the Obama administration accountable for the illegal spying during his waning years in office.  That makes me doubt the draining of the Swamp because the Swamp Denizens are, for the most part, conducting the investigations.

Now we have what is being called a ‘third scope memo’ signed by then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in October 2017.  That memo is damning and should receive immediate action to bring all the Coup participants and Swam Denizens involved to the bar and hold them accountable.  Will that happen?  Probably when we have green cheese from the moon on the shelves in our supermarkets.  Possibly when pigs begin to fly, and unicorns are grazing in herds across America. 

Rosenstein’s first memo, his letter to appoint Robert Mueller as the Special Counsel outlined the mission.  Mueller was authorized to investigate the following:  i) any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation; [and] iii) any other matters within the scope of [obstruction of justice laws].

The second memo that was released was heavily redacted.  That memo was issued during the Manafort trial in April 2018.  The redacted version authorized Mueller to “investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and related matters.”  The latter part of that was somewhat of a blank check.  This second memo authorized Mueller to investigate “four sets of allegations” against Michael Flynn. It authorized Mueller to investigate whether Papadopoulous, a Trump aide was an agent for Israel.  What? 

Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) recently reported seeing an unredacted copy of this memo.  He cannot legally disclose details but said, “I was finally able to see the scope memo…”  He went on to assert that what he saw revealed the likelihood of the FISA Warrants being issued base largely on the Steele dossier.  That is troubling to say the least and demands accountability. 

The third scope memo is still held in secrecy.  However, we know that Mueller included a brief description in his report and revealed that Rod Rosenstein ‘reauthorized’ him to investigate Michael Cohen, Richard Gates, and Roger Stone, as part of the full and thorough investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.  Other names included were redacted, so we don’t know the full extent of this net they were casting trying to find something to hang their hats on and damage Trump and the Republicans. 

All the memos and the extent of the investigations seem to indicate that Rosenstein who was supposedly overseeing the matter was submitting to whatever the Mueller Team wanted.  That would mean that the Investigator and Investigation Team were not truly accountable to a higher authority but was the higher authority.  Rosenstein’s reasons for appointing Mueller was likely an attempt to save face with the rabid Leftists who were furious over his involvement in the firing of James Comey. 

Let me remind you that in May 2017 Rosenstein wrote the memo outlining the case for firing James Comey. That would make him a potential witness in the obstruction case against Trump, but nobody seemed to care.  Rosenstein was on the prosecution team that fully exonerated Hillary Clinton in the Whitewater scandal.  His wife represented Clinton in a 1998-99 civil case in federal court. Conflict of interest, but the Swamp didn’t care.  He gave Mueller ‘free reign’ in the investigation against Trump.  Why?  They don’t do that in other cases.  He signed off on the raid on the office of Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.  He was tainted, Mueller was tainted, Comey was tainted, and the Swamp was rejoicing. 

God help us if we don’t wake up and realize that the D.C. Swamp has spread to all parts of our government and its influence is being felt in every state in the nation.  We must reclaim our government and drain the swamp as much as possible.  I do not believe we can do any of that if the Democrats win in 2020.  You may disagree and that is your right, but I ask you to pray about the situation, examine all the facts, and use our heads for something other than a hat rack.

God bless you and God bless America!

AMERICA, LOVE IT, LEAVE IT, DEFEND IT, or DESTROY IT…


Those seem to be our choices in today’s politics.  We either love America, hate America, want to stay, want to leave, are willing to defend or want to ‘fundamentally transform’ which is liberal leftist speak for destroy.  Which is it for you?   Some will take immediate offense and say, “Well, I’m standing on principles and Trump is the biggest problem in America.”  Others will say, “We have the right to differ in our opinions.”  I agree with the last statement but not the first. 

I believe that today’s political climate makes our choice binary on one hand and necessitates the effort to purge the ranks of both major political parties on the other.  That’s how I see it and you can agree, disagree, or be indifferent, your choice.  The antics and rhetoric of today’s politicians make me want to regurgitate and find a quiet place to get away from it all.  Sadly, that is not an option, due to the seriousness of this battle and what is at stake. 

In war, you cannot just take a break and call ‘time-out’ expecting the enemy to honor your temporary respite and truce.  No, you fight to the finish!  In playing sports, I discovered that winners never quit and never take a play off, but give it their all 100% of the time.  I have found in business that those who succeed do not put their efforts and plans on the shelf and take breaks, they continually, even in getaway time, they think and plan their next move.  I have found in relationships, that you cannot just take a break and not put your heart into the development of the relationship, you are always alert and engaged. 

In life and in spiritual matters, when we discover we are in a war for survival, we draw strength we did not know we had and a fight.  I have served in combat in the military and in a firefight, you don’t take a break.  There is no coexistence with evil and there is no compromise with those who want to destroy our Republic and transform it into something other than what it was designed to be and has been for over 240 years.  America and our Freedom is a prize that must not be lost.

In the most recent antics of the Democrats in the never-ending, ‘Get Trump’ coup and investigations we saw, more clearly than ever, the charade for what it is.  Trump was not inaccurate when he called this a ‘Witch Hunt.’  Robert Mueller demonstrated his lack of knowledge, apparent lack of involvement, and his complicity in the coup attempt. His almost incoherent displays, his lack of understanding what took place, his blankness on Fusion GPS, and his delays in ridding his team of those hand-picked Democrats who were exposed for their bias was troubling and revealing. 

It was incredibly revealing when he responded to Representative Doug Collins of Georgia whether collusion and conspiracy were synonymous.  He said, “No.”  When challenged about that position contradicting his report, where he said they were largely synonymous he said, “Not when I read it.”  What?  I thought you wrote it, what do you mean when you read it?  His apparent lack of knowledge about Fusion GPS was astounding.  That was the group that Hillary Clinton’s team paid to produce the salacious and unverified Steel dossier, a key part of the entire premise for the investigation.  He didn’t know who they were?  Where have you been for two-years, Mr. Mueller? 

The Democrats are, in my opinion, ‘beating a dead horse’ and a horse that had nothing to do with the Russian ‘so-called’ tampering in the 2016 elections.  Was there tampering?  Absolutely.  Was it by the Russians?  I do not know how much they tampered but the amount that the Obama administration, the DNC, and the Clinton’s engaged in was mountainous. 

Who actually ran the investigation?  I suspect it was Andrew Weismann.  Mueller declared that his investigation did not exonerate the president and he could still be prosecuted when he leaves office.  First, the investigator does not exonerate or convict anyone.  That is not his job. Although that is what Comey attempted to do for Hillary.  The Attorney General does not have the constitutional or legal power to exonerate anyone.  Therefore, that statement by Mr. Mueller was designed as a missile launched to harm the president in public perception not rooted in good investigative or prosecutorial actions.  It was political! 

Representative Mike Turner of Ohio offered the line of the day when he said to Mr. Mueller, “You have no more power to declare him (Trump) exonerated than you have to declare him Anderson Cooper.”  That caused me to double up in laughter.  He continued with some pertinent thoughts, “The statement about exoneration is misleading and meaningless and colors this investigation.  One word out of the entire portion of your report and it’s a meaningless word that has no legal meaning and it has colored your entire report.”  Bravo, Representative Turner, Bravo!

When Representative Ted Lieu of California attempted to make the non-indictment an issue and insinuated that Mr. Mueller would have indicted had Trump not been president.  Mueller seemed to concur.  Then, Representative Debbie Lesko of Arizona exposed the inconsistency and hypocrisy of Muller’s consorting with Representative Lieu about his own report declaring “his office could not come to a conclusion one way or the other on obstruction of justice.”  Attorney General Barr had exposed Mueller’s attempt to offer innuendo rather than investigative conclusions.  Mueller tried to backtrack on his response to Mr. Lieu but that was too little too late.

Mueller either lied or had a tremendous lapse in memory about his interview for the FBI Director’s job and being turned down the day before his unfortunate appointment to the office of Special Counsel.

With the ‘so-called’ Squad, the Four-Horsewoman of the Apocalypse ranting about America the pot is being stirred. The POTUS hopefuls of the Left wanting to destroy our system of government and economics, the border issues, and more, we are in a fight for survival.  Some accuse me of being a Trump cultist, a bot, an apologist for him, and a Trump worshipper.  None of those are accurate but if that’s what you think, then that’s what you think. 

I have never called Donald Trump a true Conservative.  But in viewing our past presidents, back to Reagan, he has done more for conservative principles and the American people than anyone since Reagan. 

He can be ruthless in deals and also compassionate with people.  He is a New York City street fighter in his attitude and if pushed he pushes back.  He is not the nation’s pastor or spiritual leader, but he has demonstrated a willingness to fight for us.  More good has been done for America and the American people of all ethnicities in three years than in the 16 years of Obama and Clinton or the 8 of George W. Bush.  I voted for Him in 2016 and, at this point, plan to do so again in 2020.  Why?  Because I love America and know the Democrats if allowed to win, will destroy that which we love.

God bless you and God bless America!