THE FIRST AMENDMENT INCLUDES FREEDOM OF RELIGION…


I realize that everyone who reads what I am writing does not ascribe to or embrace the Christian faith.  That must not deter me from expressing my views on the Constitution, the Bible, God, Morality, Family, and Life.  This article is about Religion, Faith, and our Constitutional protections within the First Amendment of “Religious Freedom.” 

From time to time some people challenge me on this subject and insist that “Separation of Church and State” prohibits anything of religion from being included in the public square.  I disagree profoundly and believe that the Founding Fathers would as well.  We should have separation from the Church and the State in the sense that the State NEVER seeks to control or mandate to Religion what it can or cannot believe.  We were given “Freedom of Religion” and some make that “Freedom from Religion.”   In that the mean, that nothing of the Bible can be visible or included in anything government. 

The idea of banning God and Religion from everything in civil government flies in the face of the actions of the Founding Fathers and their frequent inclusion of prayer in public gathers and endeavors.  It overlooks the documented times they sought the advice and counsel of the clergy before making political decisions.  Why?  Because they recognized that “God Is!”  They recognized Him as “Creator!”  They recognized that our Rights are “natural” or “inalienable” coming from Him, not the government.  That is foreign to much thinking in today’s political arena.

Back to my title statement and what I want to address in this article.  Some see the Christian Religion as simply an ideology or an opinion, not a life-changing experience.  I disagree based on my knowledge of the Bible and personal experience.  I know the change that transpired in my life, attitude, language, and actions when I repented of my sins and accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord.  The change was one that people knew without my telling them.  I had people ask, before I said anything, “What has happened to you?”  My experience was transformational.

Anytime the federal government issues edicts that restrict, prohibit, or infringe upon our Religious Freedom they are in violation of the Constitutional guarantees our Founders Provided. I was grateful back in February when I was informed that the U.S. State Department had launched a global coalition to defend ‘religious freedom.’  

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the establishment of the International Religious Freedom Alliance, a coalition with 27 countries.  Their commitment to respect the ‘Freedom of Conscience’ and advocate for ‘Religious Freedom.’  That is a great first step and hopefully, will translate into a stronger defense of this Right in America.

I agree with the statement of the CEO of Open Doors, David Curry.  He said: “Civil society has a role to play, government has a role to play in creating environments where people can practice their faith or choose not to practice a faith without fear of pressure, oppression, being imprisoned, being attacked by other groups.  We need civil government to pass the kinds of laws that allow people to change their mind or change their faith if they so choose as an adult to do that, or to decide that they want to be an atheist – I think these are things that civil government has to do.”

Over the past few years, we have frequently been told that America is not a Christian nation.  That was the clear position of former President Barack Obama.  He appeared to devotedly defend Islam but frequently castigated Christianity and spoke disparagingly about Christians calling those of us who supported the Right “bitter clingers.”  He lamented that we were those who clung to our “Bibles and our Guns.”  Imagine that!  We defend two of the basic provisions and guarantees of the American Constitution and we were in the words of Hillary Clinton, “a basket of deplorables.”  Wow!

Being a Christian nation and having our laws and government influenced and impacted by Christianity, the Bible, morality, and religion are often viewed negatively by those who hate us.  A former Supreme Court Justice, David Brewer explained what it meant to be a Christian nation.  His assertions are worthy of consideration therefore included in this writing.

Justice Brewer said, “[I]n what sense can [America] be called a Christian nation? Not in the sense that Christianity is the established religion or that the people are in any manner compelled to support it. On the contrary, the Constitution specifically provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Neither is it, Christian, in the sense that all its citizens are either in fact or name Christians. On the contrary, all religions have free scope within our borders. Numbers of our people profess other religions, and many reject all. Nor is it Christian in the sense that a profession of Christianity is a condition of holding office or otherwise engaging in public service, or essential to recognition either politically or socially. In fact, the government as a legal organization is independent of all religions. Nevertheless, we constantly speak of this republic as a Christian nation – in fact, as the leading Christian nation of the world.”

David Barton of Wall Builders addressed it succinctly.   He said: “So, if being a Christian nation is not based on any of the above criteria, then what makes America a Christian nation? According to Justice Brewer, America was “of all the nations in the world . . . most justly called a Christian nation” because Christianity “has so largely shaped and molded it.”

In America, we have a Republic that has been shaped significantly by the Christian Religion.  I believe that Biblical Christianity has resulted in producing many of our cherished traditions that none of us should desire be lost.  We have a Republican rather than a Theocratic form of government.  We have institutional separation of church and state as opposed to forced institutional secularization of the church and state.  We have protection for religious toleration and the rights of conscience.  We have a free-market approach to religion ensuring religious diversity and recognition of our right to follow our conscience. 

Although he is often lambasted regarding the Bible and God, Thomas Jefferson was instrumental in establishing weekly Sunday worship services at the U.S. Capitol.  Imagine that!  That was continued through the 19th Century and he faithfully and regularly attended those services.  He is reported to have braved inclement weather traveling by horseback to attend the Capitol church. 

The U.S. Capitol was available for church services because Article I, Section 7 included the Constitutional requirement that forbade federal lawmaking on Sunday.  This was a recognition by our Founders of the Christian Religion’s Sabbath.  Biblically the Sabbath is Saturday but in America, Sunday was and is still often identified as the Sabbath.

Jefferson explained why he wanted the church at the Capitol and attended.  He said, “No nation has ever existed or been governed without religion.  Nor can be.  The Christian religion is the best religion that has been given to man and I, as Chief Magistrate of this nation, am bound to give it the sanction of my example.”  So much for his desire for all things religious to be banned from the public square and federal buildings, etc.

I want all of our Inalienable and Constitutional Rights protected and protected for everyone!  I want us to return to a condition where the Constitution is respected and honored.  I want elected officials to once again, “Protect and Defend the Constitution.”  I want that even if they disagree with it.  I have been encouraged in President Trump’s defense of our Religious Freedoms and our other Freedoms.

God bless you and God bless America.

NEVER LET AN OPPORTUNITY TO BLAME GO TO WASTE…


In the course of human events, we encounter the illogical, the inane, the insane, and have the opportunity to fight together or each other.  In the most recent ‘pandemic’ or whatever it is now deemed to be, there has been a wonderful ‘coming together’ by much of America.  Sadly, there have also been those who have religiously adhered to the edict or suggestion of Rahm Emanuel, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”  The blame game meter is pegging out today and it is disgusting.  No, it is beyond disgusting, it is dangerous.

I would find it humorous, were it not so serious, the way some of the Blue States, Blue Cities, and Democrats defend States Rights when it is beneficial to their cause.  However, they insist that the federal government must step in when they fail to fulfill their responsibilities to their cities and states. 

States like California and New York have deemed themselves ‘sanctuary states’ and insisted that the federal government had no business or constitutional authority to tell them what to do.  The same is true with New York City, a self-proclaimed ‘sanctuary city.’  They demanded that the Feds take a ‘hands-off’ approach to their handling of illegals, etc. but now in this crisis, they are singing a different tune.

Now, in the wake of the uncovering of their ineptitude, mishandling, lack of preparation, and mismanagement they insist that the FEDS, namely President Trump has failed them.  Some of those are insisting that the federal government has not supplied their medical needs to enable their hospitals and doctors to fight this virus.  They have engaged in, as the Democrats have long been known to do, virtue-signaling and thereby endangering their citizens and the rest of the country.  That is a classic example of how the Left operates.  If you fail, blame the Republicans, blame Trump, or blame something but never take responsibility. 

The mayors of the ‘sanctuary cities’ have blocked ICE and made the task of the federal government’s efforts to secure our borders more difficult if not impossible.  One of the pathways this virus has entered and spread in America has been through the road of unsecured borders.  Have those governors and mayors acknowledged their complicity and guilt?  Heaven forbid, rather they blame President Trump.  He is the evil orange man that has allowed the flood of death to enter America and spread.

In New York and NYC, there was no stockpile of masks, gowns, gloves, and ventilators?  They opted to spend the money on other things, many of which were more directed toward ‘social justice’ or other trendy political activities and focuses.  The health departments of those states have budgets in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and they were not prepared.  They blame Trump when the facts are that it was Obama and Biden that allowed the depletion of our stores nationally and opted to not replenish them. 

When President Trump banned flights from China, who was it that called him racist, xenophobic, and other cruel unjust names?  You guessed it, it was DeBlasio, Pelosi, Biden, Clinton, Schumer, et al.  DeBlasio made light of the China threat as did Pelosi and others on the Democratic side of the aisle.  How did the media report this, once it became apparent this was a real threat?  They contended that it was Trump, not the Democrats who dismissed the threat.  Seriously?  He dismissed it by taking steps to keep it from coming to America, sorry that dog won’t hunt for me.

On January 31st Trump banned flights from China.  That was the right move.  Should it have been done earlier?  Possibly but hindsight is always 20/20 and foresight is never quite that good.  But lest we forget in the midst of the threat the Democrats were busily Impeaching the President over frivolous and bogus allegations. They were continuing their three-plus-year quest to overturn the 2016 election. 

Trump, based on the information he had, realized that the source of the virus was China and acted as a reasonable and responsible president should.  But, with the normal reaction of the Democrats, it was as though they got together and said, “if Trump is for this action, we must be against it.”  They maligned him, and Pelosi told the citizens of San Francisco to ‘come to Chinatown because there is nothing to worry about.’  She accused Trump of being racist and wrongly targeting China and the Chinese people.  He did neither but that was the spin and the spin was believed by millions.

Joe Biden, whose hands are filthy with corruption in connection to China, charged the president with having an anti-Chinese bias and racism.  The head of NYC’s Health Department following the lead of the leaders of his city and state as well as national Democrats told people to ‘use the subways, go to Chinatown, and mingle as New Yorkers do.’  Now?  Trump is accused of ignoring the danger and because he does not issue an order to totally lock the nation down under a virtual martial law for an extended 2-3 months, he is killing people.  Some have even insisted he be charged with international crimes against humanity and murder.  Have we lost our minds?

We were told by international health organizations that this virus was not transmittable human to human.  They accused Trump, as they always do, of ‘ignoring science’ when what he was saying was right and has been confirmed by ‘science.’  Have they acknowledged their false accusations and errors?  Not on your life, and that is what they are playing with, our lives.

The use of chloroquine suggested by the President as a possible beneficial drug to fight this virus was blasted by many and the governors of Nevada and Michigan outlawed its use.  The Democrats belittled the suggestion that hydroxychloroquine could be of any benefit.  Some even insisted it was dangerous, merely snake oil and now are suggesting that Trump has a financial connection to its use.  They know no bounds of deceit and they are the ones endangering Americans. 

Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats sat on the relief bill attempting to hold America hostage to their Leftist Pork and yet has the audacity to say, “The president fiddles while people are dying.”  Seriously, Nancy?  Who was fiddling?  Who was playing partisan politics?  Who was ignoring the benefits of some possible drugs?  Who was endangering American lives?  Let me suggest you look in the mirror and you will see.  “Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the most diabolical of them all?”   It is not President Trump.

What would have been America’s fate had Roosevelt been attacked as has Trump in the days after Pearl Harbor?  I suggest we would be under the Jack Boots of Nazi terrorists or the Imperialists of Japan rather than being the Free Republic we are.  America we can allow this insanity of identity, partisan, weaponized politics prevail, or we can reject it resoundingly.  We will be Free, or we will be Enslaved, and the decision is ours and ours alone.  I CHOOSE FREEDOM!

God bless you and God bless America!

REMEMBER ‘ATLAS SHRUGGED’ and JOHN GALT?


Atlas Shrugged was a creation of Ayn Rand in 1957 as she traveled down the conspiracy road and warned of the dangers of too much government.  Rand came to America from Russia following the communist revolution led by Vladimir Lenin.  She had observed up close and person the destruction of social norms and the capture of a society by the communist ideology and agenda.  Some time back I saw an article by Howard J. Warner titled, “Who is Our John Galt?”  It set me to thinking and brought back to memory some things I had considered when I read the book and saw the movie. 

I saw the movie and read the book and found both to be fascinating and although a conspiratorial theory it was not so far-fetched that I could not see elements of it, existing in this modern world.  John Galt was the fictional leader of the resistance against the Statists in a dystopian America.  His character was an intellectual genius and had the wherewithal and organizational ability to link powerful leaders in the private sector to fight against and overcome the fiscal, moral, and constitutional incompetence of the American government. 

The Galt Army sought to counter the power and control of the government Deep State and Swamp Denizens.  It was a war against the co-opting by the government of private businesses for their power-crazed nefarious purposes. 

In Rand’s novel, John Galt was a creative genius who designed and developed an engine that could run on static electricity.  Is there such a person existing in 2020 America?  Galt was apprehended by the government and tortured until he was rescued by his hidden army of co-conspirators, the resistance.  In the book, there was a steel magnate much like Andrew Carnegie, a railroad power much like Cornelius Vanderbilt and together they built the “John Galt” railroad which was condemned by the government regulators.

When I consider the conditions in the world today and the diabolical, devious, deceptive, inept, and incompetent government we have been exposed to for decades I wonder, “Where is America’s, John Galt?”  It caught my attention that the ‘whistle-blower’ in China, the doctor that exposed what was happening was allowed or helped to die.  His death robbed from the world much needed and valuable information, but that is the nature of the Communists beast such as China. 

When China finally admitted a problem, they refused the help of our CDC.  Honestly, I did not wonder why, I felt I knew, at least part of the reason.  They did not want the world to know any more about the situation in China than was absolutely unavoidable.  They wanted to maintain their spin on the virus and have subsequently sought to blame the U.S. military and continue to hide factual data from the world. 

I am not suggesting, like some, that Donald J. Trump is America’s John Galt, but he is a breath of fresh air in these troubled times.  We had the weak-willed, willy nilly approach of the former president.  We have the absolute lunacy being offered by the Democratic hopefuls who want to be president.  We have the media working non-stop to discredit, blame, and destroy President Trump.  The Democrats have been on a three-plus-year endeavor to find something to charge him with that would remove him from office.  We have America being sold down the river by politicians for power, prestige, and purse.  If there is a John Galt, we need one. 

There is a crisis at our door and that wolf is far more than a mildly hungry predator, he is death and destruction awaiting an opportunity.  I have been impressed with many things about President Trump since the election in 2016.  I have been impressed with his ability to navigate the difficult waters of politics and Washington.  I’m not sure there was any other person that could have done what he has done and weathered the never-ending storm of hate.  Please do not take that to mean, I idolize him, worship him, or afford him the status of sainthood, I DO NOT!  He is a man, but a man we needed at the time we needed him and I’m thankful to God for this man.

I have watched as the media has fanned the flames of hysteria and heard many of them openly hoping for the worst in this crisis.  The Democrats and the media have long hoped for a recession, depression, or total collapse of our economy.  They saw that as virtually their only hope of unseating him in 2020.  I cannot fathom how any American, politician or citizen would hope for the devastating to fellow citizens through a total economic collapse, but alas, they wear a Donkey suit.

President Trump has been firm and determined.  He has been focused, unlike Joe Biden and laser-like in his attention to the task at hand.  The media and the haters claim he is distracted, inept, and disinterested, but the proof is in the pudding and disprove their rhetoric.  President Trump has ramped up the response of the government and that has deflated the media’s attempt, which they refuse to give up, to make him look like he wants harm for America and is killing our citizens.  That is not his desire or intent and they know it, but the pandemonium they have created is a serious threat, and the antics of the Democrats in Congress a threat to America and Americans.

The Democrats called the president everything but a human being when he halted flights from China in January and now, they say he didn’t act quickly enough.  The Obama administration and the Democrats created a disaster waiting to happen in the healthcare industry and left us woefully weak in our ability to deal with this kind of crisis.  President Trump has enlisted the aid of the private sector to rectify that situation. 

President Trump, if he is anything, is an innovator and his business dealings through the years have well qualified him for this time on center stage.  He thinks of ways to solve problems whereas politicians think of ways to make themselves look good and solidify their power and position.  President Trump has put the American people ahead of politics, but the politicians in Washington continue to do it the way they’ve always done it and we the people pay the price.  President Trump has sought to put more power in the hands of the states whereas the politicians want that power to be in the centralized government of Washington. 

We will overcome and survive, and America will become robust and prosperous again.  That is my belief and hope. However, if we fail to take the proper action in November and fail to send the inept, incompetent, and insincere politicians packing, we will have suffered, with no benefit.

America, we can send a message to Washington that says, “This Land is my Land and I am Taking it Back!”  I hope you will join me and millions like me in November and reelect the President, strip power from the Democrats in the House, and prevent them from making inroads in the Senate.  If we do that, America will shine like a beacon on the hill once again.

God bless you and God bless America!

OUTSIDE INFLUENCE IN THE ELECTION, Whom Should We Fear?


In the hoopla and diatribe by the Left, before this current crisis, they were chanting The Russians Did It!”  I must ask, is there a foreign influence we should be concerned about in our presidential election this year?  Let me answer that with a YES!  I suspect that some are surprised by my answer.  I can hear some saying, “Wow!  He is coming around to our side.”  I ask that you tap the brakes just a little before you assume you know what I mean.

I do not believe that the Russians had any significant influence on our election in 2016.  I do not believe they attempted to help Donald Trump, but they wanted, as always, to disrupt our process and our system of government.  However, I do believe that the bought and paid for dossier by the Clinton camp and the DNC was not only damaging to our process but filled will illegalities.  Additionally, I believe there was extensive voter fraud by illegals, and that had an impact on our election.  I suspect that few of those votes if any went to the Republicans.  In that sense, I believe there was foreign involvement in 2016.

In 2020, I am concerned more than ever with the “illegal votes” and “voter fraud.”  Yet, there is a foreign entity that concerns me and its deep connections to one candidate are too obvious to miss.  If you have not guessed already, I am speaking of none other than Joe Biden, the leading Democratic hopeful.  His roots and those of his son with China are deep and extensive.  Sadly, few on the Right, none in the Media, and Zero Democrats want to discuss or investigate that.  That makes me think “Manchurian Candidate” in more ways than one.

Someone suggested that it almost appears that China unleased the coronavirus upon the world for the express purpose of helping Joe Biden.  I won’t go that far but his connection to that Communist nation is impossible to discount.  We have already witnessed the economic devastation that this disease has caused and that damage will be long-lasting and deep.  How will that affect the election?  I do not know, but I am concerned, and like everyone else will have to wait until the end of summer and November to have a better grasp on that issue.

Nobody wants to bring to the table for discussion the fact that the former President Barack Obama helped spread disease across America through shipping sick illegal aliens throughout the republic.  Have we completely forgotten Enterovirus D68?  Yes, we have!  The Democrats have been scrambling to protect Bumbling Joe from having to appear too often in public and stick his foot deeper into his mouth.  Some have called for the suspension of all debates including those between Trump and the Democratic nominee because of COVID-19.  Protect him they must and protect him they will.  That too makes me think “Manchurian Candidate.”

Dare we forget how Biden, as the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the 1990s, ensured that China got ‘most-favored-nation’ status and World Trade Organization membership in 2001?  Anytime there was an attempt to put the brakes on China’s elevation in status such as placing human rights or labor conditions on their ‘most-favored-nation’ status, Biden Voted No!  He lobbied for Beijing and got what he wanted. China did not and has not forgotten his loyalty and have repaid monetarily and now possibly working to help get him nominated and elected.

In 2012, Biden stood shoulder to shoulder with Xi and argued that competition from China was good for America.  The reality is, millions of American jobs vanished as a result of his and Obama’s efforts favoring China.  Many of us asked then and now, was it competition or collusion that he and they desired?  We know the answer when we fast forward to Joe’s Beijing trip in 2013 where Hunter Biden accompanied him.  Even reporters questioned why.  It did not take long to uncover that answer.  That very year Hunter joined a Shanghai-based private equity firm and in 2017 just after Joe left office, he invested a chunk of his own money in the company. 

We have China’s money finding its way into Hunter’s pockets as well as Ukrainian money, so what’s the problem?  The problem is Joe’s history is that he is owned by foreign money and so is his family.  Thanks to many foolish policies, many linked to Biden and Obama we are dependent on China for our pharmaceuticals, about 95% of our antibiotics come through them.  Their leader has threatened to cut off our supply of medication and thereby intensify the epidemic we now face.  Wow!  We are dependent on them for many sensitive components for our weapons systems.  That makes ZERO SENSE!  After all, what could possibly go wrong in depending on an adversary for our weapons systems components? 

Let me take us back to a time before many of us were alive, August of 1944 and the Yalta Conference with FDR.  Roosevelt was sick and not in great health at the time of this meeting.  Harry Truman his nominee for Vice President met with Roosevelt and reports are he was surprised at how haggard FDR appeared.  He told the media that “FDR was fine and keen as a briar.”  That was a lie and he knew it. 

Roosevelt was a dying man and should never have represented America at the conference.  He was steamrolled, in a great measure, by Joseph Stalin even with Churchill in the meeting to help stem Russian aggression and desires.  The meeting was to layout post-war Europe.  He surrendered Poland to the Soviets and most of Eastern Europe.  He did not have the stamina or the mental alertness to keep pace with Stalin.

We see the relevance to that time when we look at Biden now.  Biden’s mental acuity is a very serious issue or should be.  He is in the pockets of foreign nations economically and we do not know the extent or power of their influence and control over him.  He does not have the mental capacity, currently, to deal with the pressures of being the leader of the greatest nation in the world.  That means someone else will be calling the shots and pulling the strings.  If we allow history to teach and give warnings Yalta should and we should never lose sight of the dangers in having a president that is not mentally or physically up to the task. 

Will there be foreign interference in the 2020 election, YES!  There will be, there is, and there will be in every subsequent election, but this one is of great concern because of the obvious tentacles the Chinese have over Biden.  There are many issues and Joe’s mental health must be one of them.

God bless you and God bless America!

ARE CHRISTIANS AIDING AND ABETTING GODLESS POLITICIANS IN DESTRUCTION?


For all who are not Christians, this article may be meaningless to you and considered a waste of your valuable time.  For all who are, you may want me drawn and quartered for this article. I understand, but as a Christian, I feel that I must address this issue. I see it as a part of the big picture of what is happening in our world and America.  If this resonates with you, I ask you to join the prayer focus and effort we are engaging. I ask that you begin speaking up and speaking out. I ask that you get involved to ensure we do not destroy ourselves at the hands of the nefarious and diabolical political warriors for globalism.

I cannot tell you how many times I have had someone quote Hebrews 13:17 to me as an argument that I must passively submit to government edicts regardless of its impact on my faith and the convictions of my heart.  That passage says, “Obey your leaders, and submit to them; for they keep watch over your souls, as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.”  At the risk of starting a theological war, I contend that passage was referring to religious, not civil leaders. 

I can just hear someone saying but what about Romans 13:1, it assuredly refers to civil governments and leaders.  It says, “Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.”  It does and I completely agree.  How can I agree and yet disagree as reflected in the previous paragraph? 

I contend that it is not as complicated and conflicting as it appears on the surface.  I agree that we are to obey the traffic laws, pay our taxes, not commit murder, not bear false witness against our neighbor, steal, or commit other crimes.  In that arena, we should be compliant.  But there are other issues, that to obey, would force me to abandon my convictions, abandon my faith, and become disobedient to God’s Word.  How can I reconcile being obedient to the civil authorities in everything and obedient to God in everything?  I cannot and neither should you.

When the government takes my tax dollars and spends them on organizations and businesses that engage in and promote things, I believe anathema to the teaching of the Bible, I cannot be silent and passively obey.  If I passively comply, I become complicit through my silence, and for me, that would be a denial of my faith and my LORD.  I cannot do that.  I take the words of the disciples to heart when they faced the Sanhedrin and were ordered to be silent regarding Jesus and His Lordship.  They said in Acts 5:29, “We must obey God rather than men.” 

When the government adopts the politically correct position and issues an edict that demands private businesses, churches, and Christian schools engage in practices that are a violation of their faith and creed, they have overstepped their Constitutional limits. 

If the government demands that I provide catering service to a homosexual wedding in violation of my faith and convictions, they are wrong.  When the government demands that to be licensed as a nurse one must participate in abortions, they are wrong.  When the government insists that a public employee cannot read or bring their Bibles onto government property, they are wrong.  They violate the foundation of my faith and my disobedience to man is evidenced in my obedience to God.  I am not suggesting that we become militant and take and ‘in your face’ attitude or approach.  However, my inalienable rights must not be infringed by the government. 

There is nothing the devious, diabolical, corrupt, and evil politicians will not do achieve their objective.  One of the things they have sought to, do for decades, has been to either silence or control the message of the Church.  Sadly, many churches and pastors have become compliant to the hurt of their flocks.  If people are not taught the truth, they believe a lie, and that lie brings them into bondage.  Bondage of the mind is possibly worse than physical bondage and is incredibly destructive. 

In this crisis, epidemic, pandemic, and pandemonium we have witnessed some quizzical things.  We have been told that in the interest of safety and health we must comply or die.  No, they did not threaten to kill us but have told us that if we do not comply, we will die.  Hillary Clinton attempt to make a joke about this terrible situation saying, “Well, Trump promised to make America first and he has in COVID-19 cases.”  That is not funny and it evil at its core.  She got some push-back but should have been condemned by everyone for that statement.

Barack Obama called those of us who believe in the Bible, hold to traditional Christian values, and desire to maintain our inalienable rights, ‘bitter clingers.’  Hillary called us ‘deplorable.’  We have been called more hateful names than I could possibly list if I wanted to list them, which I don’t. 

I view some of the edicts imposed on Americans as efforts to erode a little of our liberty and force the church to become compliant or appear uncaring.  That is working and although the order went out that we could have no more mass gatherings, churches found a way to communicate. I am reminded of Joseph’s declaration regarding his brother’s diabolical effort to destroy him, “What you meant for evil, God has used for good.”  God is doing some incredible things in inspiring creativity to get the message out.  Now, we must find a way to be creative in continuing the discipleship of those fish we have caught in this situation.

I take comfort in the Bible account of people who disobeyed the government edicts knowing it could and likely would mean death.  Men such as Daniel, Mordecai, and Esther.  Men such as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow and worship a false god or man.  They refused and disobeyed men because they believed God and knew that even if they lost their lives, they would not lose their souls.  The stories of their actions are not there to entertain the reader but to inspire us to ‘Trust God not man.’

In this time of crisis, it is needful that the Church stand firm in faith.  It is needful for the believers to earnestly seek God as to what He would have us do and “Obey God rather than man.”  I am praying for God to help me have a strong spiritual backbone and even in the face of the threat of death Obey Him.  If we give up our inalienable rights in one thing, the nefarious and diabolical in power will reach for more.  If we allow the government to provide, they will then decide. 

Bill Gothard, said, “What we allow in moderation our children will do in excess.”  I say, “What we allow the government to control or strip us of regarding our rights and liberties in moderation they will demand in excess.”  Our compliance and willingness to violate God’s directives to fulfill a government demand will result in tyranny beyond our wildest imagination. 

Again, this article may or may not resonate with anyone and may infuriate some.  I believe that obedience to God is the only true course for maintaining liberty and freedom in America. 

God bless you and God bless America!

SHOULD WE BE WORRIED or AT LEAST CONCERNED?


What could I be talking about?  The question, “Should We Be Worried or at Least Concerned?” brings a myriad of thoughts into the discussion.  I suggest that many ideas could or should be brought to the table and embodied in the question of the need for worry or concern.  However, I am speaking of something specific.  I am targeting the plan of the Democrats to force America into a “Vote by Mail” situation.  I see that, not as a genuine attempt to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus but as a ploy to gain total control of the elections, ALL ELECTIONS!

I’ve been told that to sound this alarm is to engage in paranoia and engage in fear-mongering. I have even been told that it is an abandonment of my faith in God.  I disagree!  God instructed in Ezekiel Chapters 3 & 33 that it is the responsibility of the observant watchmen to ‘sound the alarm’ when they saw danger.  He said that failure to do so would result in the blood of those overcome being on our hands.  That is a powerfully stern warning and reason to engage in “see something, say something.”  I adapt that to cover all of life, the physical, emotional, fiscal, and spiritual.  In this attempt to force “Vote by Mail”, I SEE SOMETHING, and I am SOUNDING THE ALARM!

The Democrats, under the oversight of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, failed to secure all they wanted in the ‘relief bill’ and now they are at it again.  If you do not realize it, evil never sleeps and the nefarious appear to lay awake at night thinking of ways to implement their plans.  The Bible says in Psalms 36 that the wicked plan wickedness while in bed.  This is an extension of Rahm Emanuel’s edict, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”  They don’t and they won’t.

The top Democratic hopeful Joe Biden agrees with Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats and insists that we must make it mandatory to implement “Vote by Mail.”  Pelosi has insisted that she will seek and demand at least $4 Billion to implement that plan.  She got $25 million for the Kennedy Center who then gave $5 million to the DNC.  How long will we remain blind and not draw the line in the sand and say, NO! 

Pelosi has insisted that there must be mandatory “Early Voting” in ALL STATES!  The polls, according to her plan, must remain open no less than 10 hours each day for more than two weeks before election day.  Let me ponder that a moment.  If this is to keep people from being exposed to the virus, why do the Democrats encourage public transportation which increases exposure?  Why do I include that question?  Because the plan mandates that polling placed be within walking distance of a bus or metro stop.  Isn’t that a bit counterproductive and hypocritical?  I conclude that it has nothing to do with preventing the virus but to gain the upper hand in the election. 

They also insist that it would be Un-American to purge the voter rolls of ineligible, illegal, or dead people.  Their argument is that would somehow be voter suppression.  How can you suppress the vote of a person who is ineligible, illegal, or dead?  They have no right to vote so their right cannot be suppressed. 

The Democrats are insisting that all who are eligible to cast a vote would receive a ballot.  I feel compelled to ask “Who checks the authenticity of those addresses, names, and protects against multiple votes, voter fraud, and other illegalities?”  The answer, Nobody! Why, because they insist that we must trust the American people to follow the honor system.  After, all only Republicans and Conservatives cheat, right?  Hey, watch out for those flying pigs and unicorns and the green cheese meteorites falling from the moon. 

California was forced to remove 1.5 million ineligible voters from their rolls due to a court settlement.  That was after their voter rolls revealed a registration of 112%.  Hey, that’s a nice cushion if you are a Leftist so why tamper with the goose that lays the golden eggs?  In California, we know that there were 5 million ballots, over 40% of the vote counted AFTER election day in 2018.  Why?  Those ballots had mismatched signatures and it was deemed needful to give them time to fix that discrepancy.  What? 

The illustrious New York Times published an article in 2012 in which they documented the many ways it is ‘easier to commit fraud by mail’ than otherwise.  That article declared that fraud was ‘vastly more prevalent’ in mail-in voting than in-person voting. 

Now, they want us to have that very system. I argue that if we adopt a “Vote by Mail” system, we will never again have an uncontested election or one that we can truly have confidence in.  That, I believe is part of the plan, to destroy our electoral system.  That would be followed by their insistence that we need to overhaul it and they would be in control of that overhaul.  If you don’t know where that would lead, I can’t help you.

Richard Hansen, an election law expert said that the most common kind of voter fraud is via Vote by Mail ballots.  He contended that when voter fraud occurs or when voter coercion is present it tends to occur with ‘absentee ballots.’  His argument and mine are that it is much more difficult to coerce someone to vote in a certain way when they are alone in the voting booth and no one knows how they voted. 

Who is behind this push?  It is backed by George Soros and his organizations.  He is throwing money at it as if it grew on trees.  One of the top organizations behind this push is the Brennan Center of Justice, based out of the NYU School of Law.  Soros has funneled a significant amount of money to them.  The Open Society has given them grants of $7,466,000 from 2000 to 2019.  Are you surprised?

Another activist group, Stand Up For America has been making over 19,000 calls per day to promote this plan.  The ACLU is involved and has received $50 million from Soros.  Other progressive groups are actively pursuing this plan including the National Association of Non-Partisan Reformers (non-partisan they are not), Public Citizen, Common Cause, National Vote at Home Institute, and the Center for Secure and Modern Elections.  None of those want secure or legitimate elections, they want to gain the upper hand and sway the elections as far left as possible. 

This is one of the many plans that would destroy our Republic and we must not allow it to become a reality.  Many other disastrous proposals are being advanced by the Left as they seek to ‘not let a good crisis go to waste.’  America, we have a clear choice in November and we must do what is needed to keep our Republic.  We cannot allow the Left to gain the upper hand and forever destroy our system of government and our elections. 

God bless you and God bless America!

DO WE STILL BELIEVE IN INALIENABLE RIGHTS?


I am soberingly serious in the question, “Do We Still Believe In Inalienable Rights?”   America, do we still be in ‘inalienable’ rights for our nation and republic and ourselves?  I am convinced that most politicians do not believe that we have that level of rights.  They do not believe that we have certain ‘natural’ or ‘inalienable’ rights that come from a source higher than they.  They believe that they, the elected oligarch, who are the governors of our republic, are the ones who determine what rights the citizens have or do not have.  I disagree and so did our founders.  More importantly, so does God!

As we address this question and consider what our Inalienable Rights are it would be beneficial to remind everyone of the basic definition of “inalienable.”  It means, “incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred.” If we accept that definition, we quickly realize that the pursuit to restrict certain rights is unconstitutional.  Beyond that, it is an attempt to repudiate the most basic and foundational provisions our Creator gave to all humans on the planet. 

In the etymology of language, we discover some interesting nuggets regarding this word.  I insert them not to give a lesson in linguistics but to help provide a solid foundation for the Declarations of our Founding Fathers and our Rights as Americans and as humans. 

The words, alien, alienable, and inalienable contain the Latin ‘alius’ which means ‘other’.  That is at the root of all three words.  The word alien surfaced in the 14th century, and in its earliest form meant “belonging to another.”  By the 1600s we developed the word and idea of ‘alienable’, an adjective to describe something we could give away or transfer ownership of.  Around the middle of the 17th century, the word ‘inalienable’ or ‘unalienable’ was developed.  We are most familiar with it in our Declaration of Independence.  It was used to identify rights that could never be taken away or infringed.  Do we still believe in that concept in America today? 

I hope everyone will reread the Declaration of Independence and grasp the depth of understanding and commitment embodied in the wording used.  In the second paragraph, the indispensable words about our rights are found.  “We hold these truths to be self-evident.”  That is powerfully important because it makes it clear that the truths listed need not be demonstrated or explained, they are obvious.  Well, they should be obvious to everyone. However, some on the Left and too many politicians today.  But the Founders realized, God declares, and I believe that they are etched in granite and undeniable.

What were the ‘self-evident’ truths that our Founding Fathers held?  “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.”  There is more but we could spend days defining and examining those. 

Created Equal.  We are not all equal in talent.  We are not all equal in intelligence.  We are not all equal in physical structure, but we are all human beings, and in that distinction, we are equal in the right to Life, the Right to Liberty, and the right to pursue Happiness.  We have certain rights that the government has no authority to touch, yet touch them they do, and touch them they will unless.  Unless?  Unless we the people stop their infringement.

I sometimes hear the argument from politicians and activists touting ‘equality.’  Yet, those same individuals or groups want to infringe upon the untouchable rights of others to achieve their perceived level of equality.  Equality was not meant to be something the government-guaranteed or provided.  The idea of created equal was that each person on the planet has the God-given Right to pursue certain things and have been graced by God with the impregnable right to do so.  Therefore, my desire is for the government to “Get Out of the Way!  Don’t touch my rights!  Don’t impede my pursuit!  Don’t attempt to legislate what only God can do!” 

We have the God-given Right to Life.  I’m sorry if that goes against the grain for those who want abortion on demand.  It is anathema to those who desire to force everyone into a state of political correctness where we must abandon our core beliefs on certain issues.  In the ‘Right to Life’ is a right that comes from our Creator, the one who created Life.  Many facets must be protected and defended. 

I find the three ‘inalienable rights’ listed, interconnected and progressions.  The Right to Life implies the Right to Liberty and affords one the unimpeded Right to pursue Happiness.  I would contend that the word ‘happiness’ might better be rendered, ‘fulfillment.’  No one, no man and no government has the right to impede my pursuit of personal fulfillment.  If I am pursuing that fulfillment in life, through the liberty guaranteed by my Creator and not infringing upon the rights of others or endangering others NO ONE has the right to prevent me from that objective.  I wonder, how many still believe in Inalienable Rights in America?

We have the God-given Right to Liberty.  What is Liberty?  It is the quality or state of being free.  In a sense, it is the right to do as we please but that must be brought into the context of infringement upon the natural rights of others.  If we overstep that liberty, we are no longer free to do what we please. 

Liberty most assuredly includes the ‘right of choice.’ In that I mean we can choose what we become in life.   I am not talking about abortion because I believe no one has the right to choose to end the life of the innocent unborn.  Embodied in the word Liberty is Freedom and that demands that we be free from forced compliance or coercion by the government.  We are part of a society and in that willing agree to participate in the social community we established a system of government wherein are established rules we all follow. 

We have the God-given Right to Pursue Happiness.  The most basic definition of happiness is, “a state of well-being and contentment.”  Merriam-Webster suggests that embodied in it is Joy.  I believe that Joy is a deep inner experience that is far more spiritual in nature than happiness.  Joy is not dependent upon circumstances or conditions it is rooted in belief and choice.  Happiness is usually dependent on external stimuli which affect or condition, position, and attitude.  We have the right to pursue Happiness and that is why I suggest that it might be more apropos to say ‘Fulfillment’ not just a state of euphoria as is often understood in the word happiness.

If we believe in Inalienable Rights, we must take heed and note the politicians and ideologies that desire to infringe upon those rights and reject them.  We must do that as a society and politically. 

It is my view that one political party, more than all others, desires to remove ‘inalienable’ from our constitutional guarantees and impose ‘governmental’ instead.  They view our rights as coming from the government and reject the idea that we all have Rights that they are disallowed to touch.  The government that provides everything controls everything.  Please note that and reject them in November and let’s restore America to the Constitutional Republic our Founders established.

God bless you and God bless America!