WHAT IS FREE SPEECH???


BLOG POST 2 - Freedom of Speech

The definition of Free Speech seems to depend on who you ask or where you look for a clarification.  If you go to the Constitution, which is rarely done today by activist judges, politicians, media pundits, activist, and liberals, you find the foundation for the true definition.  If you believe the constitution is an ever evolving living document you will likely manipulate it to mean whatever you desire and those of the same ideology as you desire.

I read an article, some time back, in which the writer described her three children and how they liked to torment each other in various ways.  She described a scene at the dinner table in which the eldest was tormenting his youngest sister with words and everything descended into a shouting match with each telling the other to ‘shut up.’  She sought to bring order to the chaos and decided it would be a good teaching moment and asked each of the children to define “Freedom of Speech” to her.  The eldest son gave a textbook constitutional definition using the words of the 1st Amendment and insisted it covered everyone.  The next child was a little less specific and with a few modifications largely agreed with the 1st child.  Then the 5-year old’s turn came and the writer realized that this child had given it a great deal of thought and said, “Freedom of Speech means that you have the right to say whatever you want, so long as I agree with you.”  That is revealing and is the prevailing mindset of the leftist, liberals, and activist of today.  I will acknowledge that there are some on the Right who also seek to silence by various means anyone disagreeing with them but those on the Left continually seeks to silence opposing voices.  The writer said that as she reflected on the answers of her children she realized that her children were flowing in three political streams, at this juncture of their lives.  The eldest was a constitutional conservative, the middle child, a libertarian, and the youngest a liberal.

The incessant attempts to silence all conservative voices reveals the attitude expressed by the youngest child, “You can say anything you want, so long as I agree with you.”   College professors are seeking to censor anyone disagreeing with the liberal mantra.  Climate Change activists seek to silence all speech and scientific data that disagrees with their position.  Open Border proponents seek to silence all speech or action that would secure our borders, identify Illegal immigration as a crime and maintain our national sovereignty.   The Democrats want to protect the right of “Freedom of Speech” for those spewing hate against whites, Republicans, and constitutionalist.  However, they want to silence any voice that decries the hate, defends the constitution, calls for border security, fiscal sanity in government, lifting restrictions, ceasing to fund abortions with taxpayer funds, etc.  Those of us who warn of the dangers of Islamic jihadism are branded Islamophobic and told to SHUT UP.  Those of us who defend the Unborn Child in the womb’s right to live are told to BE QUIET and called haters of women.

BLOG POST 2 - Freedom of Speech Restrictions

Speech is not FREE if it does not apply to everyone.  I may not like what they are saying but they have a right to say it.  I have the right to challenge it, counter it with factual and reasonable evidence and discourse but I do not have the right to insist anyone be silenced simply because I disagree.  There are limitations to the right to speak and those are illustrated in the Law that you cannot yell FIRE in a crowded theater or public place when there is no fire.  That would cause panic and possibly or probably result in bodily harm to some or many.  You cannot use your speech to INCITE riots and criminal behavior.  You can argue your belief and even insist that one race is superior to another, but you cannot call for murder and violence and encourage or direct people to break the law.  That is not Freedom of Speech as described in the 1st Amendment.  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech; or of the press; or the right of people PEACEABLE to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”   Note the word PEACEABLE! 

The protests that have occurred as a result of Donald Trump’s election were often not PEACEABLE.  The protest on college campuses to prevent any conservative voice from being heard have largely anything but PEACEABLE.  The calls of Hollywood celebrities, race mongers, activist, and agitators to rape the 1st lady and the president’s daughters, kill the president, kill whites, main, disrupt, and destroy property and industry does not fall within the provisions of the 1st Amendment.  You have the right to stand in a public gathering and declare that you believe you or your race is superior to others so long as you do it peaceably.  You have the right to protest the actions of any sitting president and present your argument for your position so long as you do it peaceably.  You have the right to promote your religion so long as you do it peaceably.  You have the right to FREEDOM OF SPEECH but there are constitutional restrictions that must be adhered.  If we allow any segment of society to silence another segment simply because it does not agree with our philosophy we destroy a foundational principle upon which our Republic was established and has endured.  Open and honest debate is healthy so long as both sides are allowed to speak and both sides listen.  We may leave the debate unchanged in our opinion or conviction but no one is to be silenced simply because we disagree, think them deranged, and irredeemably wrong.

God help us to defend FREEDOM OF SPEECH for all Americans.  May God help us return to our founding principles and preserve our Republic.  God, bless you and God bless America is my prayer and desire!

 

AM I WHAT IS TROUBLING AMERICA??


BLOG POST 1 - TROUBLER

I write this because during my time away from the Internet due to computer issues and other personal matters I received some comments from an individual that were less than complimentary.  They appeared to be positioning themselves as the defender of Freedom of Religion castigating me for my views and their last words were, “I think people like you are what is troubling about this nation.”  I make conscious effort to not allow compliments to overly influence me nor criticisms to deflate me.  If I receive a commendation I evaluate it and am grateful to the Lord for providing me any ability, insight, or opportunity to do whatever was done.  If I receive criticism I evaluate it to see if there is constructive and has any legitimacy.  I evaluate to determine if it might have been based on some misunderstanding that I could clear up or address in order to take corrective measures.

I have decided to give you the comments in exact quotes, then ask some questions that arise from those comments and criticisms.   Comment Number One:  The individual said, “The founders were not great role models, they owned slaves, lived openly promiscuous lives and some were even believed to be gay, which I am fine with but feel confident you are not.  Maybe you should read some US history books instead of just the Bible so you don’t make a fool of yourself.”  I’m not sure the basis of this criticism because I do not believe that I argue that all the founding fathers were always exemplary role models.  However, I do argue they recognized the sovereignty of God and the need for His divine providence in the Revolutionary War and the Founding of this Fledgling Nation.  Their writings, as well as the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, validate that position.  Also, their urging that the Bible to be taught in schools and prayer to be included in deliberations, suggest they understood the need of the Divine even if they were not always good representatives of His character.  Yes, some of them owned slaves and although they did not ban slavery at the outset many of them were hopeful that in a few years this matter would be resolved and some of them who were slave-owners either freed their slaves or acknowledged the terribleness of the practice.  The assertion that some of them were believed to be homosexuals is something that surfaces from time to time but without specific documentation, it is hearsay, not fact.  Even if it was fact, that would not preclude them from being national leaders UNLESS they attempted to force everyone to embrace their lifestyle as a normal, natural, or force everyone to cater to their views.  If a person chooses to follow that lifestyle that is between them and God.  I stand with the Bible on the issue and I do not, as the Islamist, seek to do them harm or ban them from any involvement in government or community.  The assertion that I need to read some US history books instead of just the Bible so I don’t make a fool of myself is laughable.  One of my majors in college was history and I have studied history for decades as well as the Bible and when one takes a position that is in harmony with the Bible and that is deemed making a fool of oneself, I will gladly be called a fool.

Comment Number Two:  ” Prayer shouldn’t begin in the schools. It doesn’t have to be.  A kid can pray in quiet if they feel compelled, but kids shouldn’t be forced to do it.  Freedom of religion means we have a right to practice whatever we want, even atheism.  It does NOT mean people have to pray the way YOU want them to.  Maybe you should focus on yourself instead of worrying about the troubling nation.  I think people like you are what is troubling about this nation.”  This is where my title question comes into play, “Am I What Is Troubling America?”  The Founders and Framers recognized the right to prayer and I do not argue they demanded everyone pray in school.  They believed that the Bible should be a vital part of the curriculum of public education.  They believed, as do I, the declaration of the Bible in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  If we give our children a solid foundation morally, biblically and teach them to respect the Constitution,  the Inalienable Rights of all citizens they will be equipped to better function in society.  I have and do argue that Freedom of Religion means you have the right to practice your beliefs so long as they do not endanger others and infringe on their Freedom and Rights. Therefore, to charge me wrongly seems to be an indication either a gross misunderstanding of what was said or something that was said placed a bone in the craw over a pet peeve.  I desire that EVERYONE PRAY but would never suggest that everyone must pray the way I do.  I suggest things I believe would be good to pray about but if those do not resonate, each person must order their lives and prayers according to their own hearts.  I do not desire a nation of robots blindly following a formula in this matter.  The charge that I need to FOCUS ON MYSELF instead of worrying about the troubling nation and that I and people like me are what is wrong is strange.

If people like me are THE PROBLEM I wonder what the result of applying the remedy of silencing us?  One of the problems in the world today is FOCUS ON SELF.  Many, it seems, are so “Self-Centered” they are always asking, “What’s in it for me?”  The challenge of President John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” seems to be falling on deaf ears.  The rioters in the streets today, the politicians in Washington, the Media Outlets, and many individuals all seem to be clamoring for “ME, ME, ME, and MINE, MINE, MINE.”  This is a condition that goes back to the Garden of Eden and has been witnessed in every generation and society.  If people like me who contend for a return to Limited Government, biblical moral standards, Inalienable Rights of Citizens, the Right of Life of the Unborn, and things like that are the problem, what is the problem? 

I want Government off the backs of WE THE PEOPLE in the sense that the stifling regulations, excessive taxation, illegal invasions of our privacy, judicial activism, and the like must be addressed.  I contend for Freedom of Speech and Religion for everyone even those I disagree with.  You have the right to believe what you believe and practice what you believe so long as it does not infringe on the rights or threaten the safety of others.  That is the basis upon which I oppose allowing Sharia Law in America and the Political Correctness that is running rampant in today’s society.   So, you decide, “Are People Like Me What Is Troubling America?”  I will continue to present my arguments from a biblical and constitutional position seeking to protect and defend our system of government and fight for Faith, Family, and Freedom.  If I am wrong, I ask that you pray for me and I believe God will correct my thinking.  If you consider me the Troubler of America, I can accept that and bid you adieu as you disassociate with me, as I’m sure you would feel compelled.  I will continue to love America, my fellowman, my family, and my Creator.

God, bless you and God bless America!

 

 

LET’S TALK ABOUT SPENDING…


BLOG POST 1- Spending Cuts

I know there are many other things being discussed and occupying the media reporting and Congressional attention right now.  However, I am disturbed over the continued willingness of the federal government to SPEND, SPEND, SPEND, and SPEND.  We move from one financial crisis to another and from one spending debt ceiling to another acting as though money could either be printed or was in an endless supply.  We recently moved up another notch on the debt disaster ladder and now the federal government can borrow money that will increase our National Debt of $20.1 TRILLION.  How is that rational? 

Republicans, you could have and should have dealt with this issue in 2015 or before but certainly at that juncture.  You had the ability with your majority in Congress to force President Obama to veto your legislation or to get it pushed through that would regain control of the insane spending train in America.  You didn’t and Speaker John Boehner capitulated to Barack Obama and the Democrats and plunged us further into the debt tank and nearer a total financial collapse in America.  President Trump has promised to bring back American prosperity and make Washington work for everyone not just for the elite inside the Beltway and their cronies.  I am still hoping that will become a reality and Congress will work together with this administration to do exactly that. 

There are as many opinions on the most recent budget advanced by the President as there are pundits and I have some serious mixed emotions regarding what I have seen.  Some of it I like very much and some of it I am aghast at the duplicity of Washington and am troubled when the Democrats rejoice over a budget knowing their propensity to Tax and Spend.  The budget, that was largely gutted, sought to grant some significant increases to Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs and those I support, at least for the most part.  I don’t like waste and some of the Homeland spending may be questionable but overall I can applaud those increases and deem them needed.  There were some proposed cuts that are noteworthy and would be a step in the right direction. One proposed cut was a 31% cut to the EPA which has been nothing more than a political arm of the Democrats for some time and strangling our economy without actually protecting our environment.  The proposed cut to the Department of Agriculture was 21% and with the many things that have been placed under the auspices of that department needs to be cut and revamped.  Likewise, there was a proposed cut in the budget of the State Department.  Many lamented that the proposed cut of 28% was too much.  However, with some of the antics and activities of Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Barack Obama that Department is, in my view, incredibly bloated and needs radical surgery to bring it back in line.
The proposed cuts would have impacted the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.  Should those have been eliminated or weaned from federal money?  You must answer that for yourself.  I believe that most of those could and will survive with private contributions and funding and do not need taxpayer funds to survive and thrive.  But, the proposed cuts and these, in particular, would only represent a drop in the bucket of what needs to be done.  Unfortunately, those programs or departments find their funding from the nondefense discretionary spending (NDD) and is a pittance compared to the overall spending of Washington.  The NDD only makes up about 30% of all federal spending and the other two-thirds go to entitlements and defense.

We will never get this ship of state or the federal train back on track using a scalpel and making minor superficial cosmetic cuts.  We need to take a broadsword, a machete, or an ax and lop off some of the branches of the tree of federal spending.  We will have to deal with entitlements and address the issues of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.  Congressman Sam Johnson, (R-Texas) has suggested advancing the retirement age for Social Security to 69.  Social Security is reported to have a $11.4 TRILLION deficit and according to Social Security’s Actuary Stephen Gross, Representative Johnson’s plan would result in a $600 BILLION reserve.  There is good and bad in advancing the age for retirement but in the state, we are in due to the theft of our Social Security Funds by the government we will have to deal with this difficult issue.

If Congress only opts to deal with Social Security I will be incensed because every entitlement program needs to be dealt with and some eliminated completely.  I do not like hearing Social Security called an entitlement because WE PAID INTO IT.  In that sense, it is an ENTITLEMENT because it is ours and we are entitled to what is ours!  The answer is not continuing to raise the Debt Ceiling.  Congress has raised the Debt Ceiling 74 times since 1962 and 10 times since 2001.  THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE!  It may be time for a Constitutional Amendment requiring Balanced Budgets to be sent to the states for consideration and ratification.  When I hear a politician or pundit argue that raising the Debt Ceiling does not automatically mean the debt will increase I laugh.  When has Congress every failed to take advantage of the opportunity to SPEND MORE?  It is, in my view, immoral for Congress to continue spending money that is not theirs on projects and for purposes that bury us further in the sea of debt.

America, we either tighten our belts and get control of this insane spending train or we will be buried in IOU’s and DEBT and the takeover by entities not governed by or under the oversight of WE THE PEOPLE will become reality.  IT WILL HURT TO RETURN TO FISCAL SANITY but return we must if we are to survive.

God, bless you and God bless America!

 

 

IS THIS AMERICA???


BLOG POST 3 - America

I realize that when I say things like I’m going to say, I frequently receive hate mail, threats, and some of those following me or on my friend’s list on FB or other Social Media sites rail out loudly in censorship and name calling.  I understand that some are unable to tolerate any view other than their own and when I couple what I’m going to say with the Bible it becomes doubly dangerous to their little corner of the world.  Why would I venture into such dangerous and dark waters if the aforementioned is a reality?  There is one simple answer, AMERICA!  Not that the other dimensions of my life, focus, and purposes such as Faith, Family, and Freedom are lesser in importance but we are talking about America, her current condition, and future.  Therefore a prime focus and prodding within my heart demand that I argue and fight for AMERICA. 

I know that there are some on my side of the political aisle, the other side, and some who try to straddle the fence who agree with me that AMERICA is a prize worth fighting for.  Although we may be on diametrically opposite sides of many if not most issues, the Republic is valued and worthy of defending.  I resist the urge to insist or assert that because a person is a liberal they hate America.  I do not believe that to be universally true.  However, some of the things they defend and seek to protect as well as the things they are at war with are rooted in something quite other than love for the Republic and our Constitutional Republican System of Government.  Therefore, I believe that some of them are blind due to deception.  Some are blind due to the stigma that the Left has effectively tagged those of us who are Conservative, Constitutional, and believe the Bible is our guide for faith and practice in life.  Some are blind due to pride and have allowed envy and jealous skew their ability to use rational and cognitive reason in any political discussion.  They are bombarded incessantly by the Left, the Media, Celebrities, and even some liberal theologians and that continual dropping of rhetorical water has eroded the stone of reason to the point that agreeing with anyone who desires and seeks a return to a truly constitutional form of limited government is impossible.

Here is a that will likely draw hostile fire, “Is America being turned over to a reprobate mind?”  NO, I am not suggesting that everyone has or even that a majority have but is that a direction we are heading nationally and politically in America?  I believe the question a valid one.  As I consider what is happening in this nation and observe the moral and political condition I ponder the question.  In the Book of Romans, Chapter One, the apostle Paul was addressing the vileness, perversion, and corruption of the human family and suggested that a long-term continual state of depravity and debauchery would result in God pulling back His hand and allowing the dark forces of hell to dominate minds and hearts, giving them what they, by their actions, indicate they want.  In verse 24 he speaks of God giving them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts and that gives rise to vile passions which include homosexuality and many other sexual sins. However, this condition is not limited to sexual sins and corruption but gives rise to EVIL HEARTS where people seek their own and become what he warned of in Timothy concerning the conditions of the Last Days.  Paul in Romans Chapter One verse twenty-eight says, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind…”   Then he gives a long laundry-list of bad results from that condition.  Again, I ask, “Is that a condition identifiable in our society today?”  Are we heading toward this terrible state as a nation?  I pray we are not but fear we are.

The determined push to force everyone to embrace, as normal and acceptable, all alternative lifestyles, allowing men to go into women’s bathrooms where there are unsuspecting, unprotected women, and naïve young girls is a danger signal if not an evidence.  The caviler attitude many have regarding the unborn in the womb is one step from an acceptance of euthanasia of other segments of society such as the elderly or handicapped.  The insistence that we eliminate all things biblical and Christian from the public arena is an indication of our unwillingness to retain God in our knowledge and a refusal to recognize His hand and providence in our republic is a symptom.  You may not believe in God or you may follow a religion that does not accept the God of the Christian Bible and if so you will take offense to my assertion. However, I ask you to consider the continued decline in morality in our nation, the callousness people are demonstrating toward one another.  Hate is often driven by envy and fear and when I argue the points of this article I am accused of being a hater or some other vile name.  But, hate is not what is driving me to address this but rather love.  My love for AMERICA, my love for my fellow man, and my love for my God will not permit me to sit silently when I see destruction coming.

Our government has evolved into something so diametrically opposite of what the Framers and Founders envisioned and established it is frightening.  Our government was designed to be limited and most decisions were to be left to the states and the states would then largely leave the lion’s share of decisions to communities, cities, and towns within that state.  Today, the Federal Government has assumed the role of a deity and appears to envision itself as a true sovereign with all authority and power.  Rather than WE THE PEOPLE being the owners and overseers of government, the government is the owner and overseer of WE THE PEOPLE.  That would be bad enough if those in power were following biblical principles and the precepts of biblical morality but when they are heading to following a Reprobate Mind it is catastrophic and will not end well.

I ask again, “Is America being turned over to a Reprobate Mind?”  The word translated reprobate in the Bible means, “unapproved, that which is rejected; by implication, worthless (literally or morally).  Are we heading for a time of darkness where human life, in America, is considered of no more value than a piece of stale bread?  Government cannot remedy this problem because it is a heart problem that has become a head problem and will result in a national problem.  What can we do?  2 Chronicles 7:14 gives an answer that is valid and viable.  Matthew 6:33 gives a pathway that will lead us out of this darkness.  John 13:34 is the answer – LOVE.  Some find the thought of Loving Everyone impossible and in the natural, it may be.  But, if we truly want to fight for America we must return to the original documents that established this nation and restore those principles that ensured each person the right to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.  I pray that we, once again, become ONE NATION that is UNDER GOD and seeks to provide liberty and justice for all.  A civil and free society CANNOT allow its citizens to do what is right in their own eyes with no regard or respect for the person or property of others.  Hate me if you choose but know this, I LOVE AMERICA and want what is best for ALL AMERICANS.  

God, bless you and God bless America is my desire and prayer!

IT IS PERSONAL and POLITICAL…


BLOG POST 2 - Personal

The War on Donald Trump by the Democrats, the Establishment Republicans, the Media, Hollywood, and the Never Trump Crowd is PERSONAL and it is POLITICAL.  I have had people ask, “Why would the Democrats think that by getting rid of Trump they would be in control or have won a great victory?”  The idea is that if they were to somehow oust Donald Trump then Mike Pence would ascend to the presidency and he is a sound conservative, so how would they gain?  They are not thinking about Mike Pence or anyone else they are focused on Donald J. Trump and their intense and burning hate toward him.  IT IS PERSONAL.  He is their mortal enemy.  He is the rain on their parade. He is an interloper, in their minds.  He is not part of the system, did not come up through the ranks, has not paid his political dues, and does not play according to their rules.  He, in their minds, should never have won and now that he has rather than settling in and trying to work together or deal with the loss, they are allowing HATE to prevail and they want His head on a platter regardless of what that costs or does to them or the Republic.  IT IS PERSONAL.

I’ve heard some say that the Democrats and Establishment want to get rid of Trump and Pence so Paul Ryan could become president.  That might be true but for Ryan, the next in line behind Pence to ascend to the presidency Trump and Pence would both have to go before Pence could name a Vice President and that is highly unlikely.  After Ryan would be Orrin Hatch, Rex Tillerson, Steven Mnuchin, James Mattis, and Jeff Sessions.  Going beyond that line of succession would be a virtual waste of time.

If the Democrats believe that Mike Pence, a politician, although conservative would be an easy mark that might be a motivation.  However, I seriously doubt that is their motivation.  I’m sure they believe that Pence would be an easier mark than Trump because of the recent history of Republican politicians.  However, I truly do not believe that the Democrats, Establishment RINO Republicans, Media, Hollywood, or the Never Trump Crowd care about who is next in line they are so filled with resentment toward Donald Trump his ouster is the only objective they can focus on and their ultimate prize.  The Democrats still cannot believe that anyone with no political background and does not follow the rules of the political system could win.  Rather than blaming their flawed candidate, flawed agenda, policy, and ideology they blame us, the Russians, Comey, and whatever else might be available at the moment.  Donald Trump rained on their parade and now flaunts it in their faces and they are furious.  His victory was totally unexpected and impossible to deal with politically so they resort to the emotion of Hate and Hate drives one to seek vengeance and retribution.  Hate clouds sound judgment and express itself, frequently in incredible inconsistency and hypocrisy. 

I heard a Democrat say, “This is not personal, but…”  I worked with a guy once and he’d say, “It’s not personal, but…”  His but kept getting in the way and although he may have believed it was just business his but deflated that idea and usually validated the reality that it was personal too.  Maxine Waters said that she believed had Hillary Clinton won she would have fired James Comey but disagreed with Donald Trump firing him.  She even suggested that Comey needed to go but could not bring herself to agree with Donald Trump’s action. WHY?  Because it is PERSONAL as well as POLITICAL. 

I know some people who believe, as do I, that Hillary Clinton would have been a nightmare for the Republic and they did not want her elected but they so detested and detest Donald Trump he was unacceptable to them.  Once he won the election rather than accepting the reality that he won the nomination and then the general election and the defeat of Hillary could be viewed a good thing, they continue to seek to discredit and long for the ouster of Donald Trump as president.  WHY?  It is PERSONAL more than it is POLITICAL.  There are things about Donald Trump that trouble me.  I do not like some of his tactics and his brashness, although a breath of fresh air at times he is also over the top as well.  I look at America and considered the options in the November election and decided that the best hope for America was for Trump to win.  I saw no other viable option and did not and do not consider it an abdication of my principles or violation of my integrity to vote for him which was equally a vote against Hillary Clinton.  I have observed President Trump and believe that he listens, unlike Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton.  I believe that he, like most, is sometimes thin-skinned but he, unlike most, seems to have the ability to move past the personal to achieve an objective.  That is probably due to his business background and having to make things BUSINESS before they could be PERSONAL.  Does he hold grudges?  Probably, many do.  Does he have some moral failings?  By my standards, he does but I am not the judge of the universe.  Do I believe that God can use someone who is not wholly righteous and abrasive?  He did in the Bible and has in human history. God sets up kings and takes them down.

When I watch the demonstrations (riots), the incessant attacks of the Media, Comedians, Liberal Talk Shows, Hollywood, and the Democrats I see HATE more than I see any genuine concern for the direction of the country.  Hate is always PERSONAL.  Therefore, without a spiritual awakening or divine intervention, I see nothing changing in those people and the hate is going to grow until it results in something catastrophic and does great harm to the republic.  Among the possible solutions is for us to VOTE OUT the liberal leftist socialist establishment politicians who are unwilling to follow the constitution and accept the peaceful transfer of power.  Another plea is for us to follow the directive of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, with REPENTANCE and RETURN to the Lord.  His promise is that He will hear us and heal our land and we need a healing in America.  I have never witnessed the degree of the division as that which exists in America today and it deeply concerns me.

God, bless you and God bless America.  Lord, we pray for your healing in our nation!

NEW STANDARD OF PROSECUTION – “The Comey Justice System” …


BLOG POST 1 - Comey Standard

The former FBI Director said on several occasions that INTENT to do harm or break the law was absent therefore no crime transpired in the Clinton investigation.  Not only did he insist that Hillary did not intend to do harm and now he says, with regard to Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner did not appear to intend to break the law.  When did that become justification for not being prosecuted for a crime, especially a crime that involves national security?  If this is the new standard our prisons will soon be emptied and no further need for incarceration of virtually thousands because they will argue they did not intend to do harm or break the law.  I guess we have arrived at a new juncture where “Ignorance is an excuse for breaking the law.”  That will effectively destroy our Justice System.

Please understand I am not opposed to considering intent in the punishment for a crime but I also would argue that intent cannot excuse or justify breaking the law.  If there is going to be one standard for powerful political figures and another for the average citizen we will continue to erode our Justice System and fan the flames of distrust and disrespect for our Criminal Justice System.  There will be the further fanning the flames of hate and expand the chasm that now divides entire segments of our society.

The former FBI Director, James Comey acknowledged that Huma Abedin emailed classified documents to her husband Anthony Weiner for him to print so she could give hard copies to Hillary Clinton.  That action is ILLEGAL, no if’s, and’s, or but’s.  He argued that they could not prove that Abedin and Weiner intended to break the law.  He even suggested that Weiner probably did not read the classified documents.  SERIOUSLY?  He received them on his computer, printed them out, knew they were classified, and is a politically driven individual who has been disgraced and he would not read those documents?  Are you seriously wanting us to believe that he would not look for anything that might be useful in the future to achieve his desires?  When you consider his history and hers how would you insult the intelligence of all Americans with such an assertion?  It does not matter if he read them or not, he had them in his possession on an unsecured email server and thus the Law was broken.  Huma broke the Law in sending them to him and he broke it by having them without reporting them immediately to authorities.  Hillary broke the law by having a private unsecured email server and allowing this type of activity to transpire. It does not matter what their intent, the national security of the United States of America was placed at risk as were operatives throughout the world.  This is not a minor issue and should not be treated as such.

We have a Constitution. We have Laws regarding our National Security.  We have standards that are to be applied to all citizens equally.  We have sent people to prison for lesser offenses than those committed by Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, Jon Podesta, the DNC, Susan Rice, and even Barack Obama.  The actions or inactions being taken by the FBI and other governmental agencies are detrimental to our Criminal Justice System, our Constitution, and our Republic.  I am not bloodthirsty and wanting revenge, but I do want the Law to be the law equally applied to all citizens regardless of their position in the political hierarchy, national prominence, and popularity.  If it is good for the goose it must be good for the gander. If it applies to the average man or woman on the street it must apply at the highest levels of government.  Everyone must be held to the same standard and I suggest that those in high political office including Congress, the Judicial System, and the White House should be held to a higher standard due to their access to sensitive material that impacts our nation directly in the area of security.  Mr. President, Congress, DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland, and Justices return to following the Constitution and return us to be One Nation, Under God, with Liberty and Justice FOR ALL. 

God, bless you and God bless America is my prayer and desire!

NEVER ENDING HYPOCRISY…


BLOG POST 1 - Hypocrisy

Please understand I readily acknowledge that there is hypocrisy on both sides of the aisle in Washington, DC but the never-ending hypocrisy of the Democrats is astounding.  I posted a picture with a caption that is accurate and descriptive of the antics, attitudes, and actions of the leftist and the never trump crowd.  The caption read: “At this point, if President Trump cured cancer liberals would complain that he is taking work from the grim reaper.”  That is terrible but is being manifest in today’s political climate.

I won’t attempt to go into the long list of Democrats and Liberals who argued before and after the election that FBI Director James Comey should be fired.  They wanted his head.   They blamed him for Hillary’s loss and expressed that he had overstepped his boundaries, violated his oath of office, and may have committed crimes in the process.  NOW, he is suddenly transformed into sainthood and is such an honorable, adept, and efficient officer of the court.  SERIOUSLY?  I understand that you do not like Donald Trump and had he fired James Comey on the very day that Senator Schumer and the myriad of other Democrat politicians called for his ouster, they would have railed against the firing.  The only way James Comey could have been ousted without them crying foul would have been for Barack Obama to have fired him or Hillary to have won and fired him.  THEN, they would have deemed his being fired as just and the right thing to do.  WHO fired him is more their focus that his being fired.  Their outcries and antics reveal a level of hypocrisy that exposes the greater problem in Washington than anything President Trump might or might not have done or does.

The ludicrous rambling of Senator Elizabeth Warren, a presidential wannabe is sickening and the fact that many who drink at the trough of the Leftist will agree and accept her assertion without thought or examination.  She said that President Trump’s firing of Director Comey showed the President’s “disregard for the rule of law.”  Could we back up just a wee bit Senator Warren and consider how your fearless leader Barack Obama repeatedly “ignored and disregarded the rule of law.”  He used Executive Fiat to bypass the Constitution and Congress and even the courts agreed that he had gone beyond his legal limitations.  Is that not “disregarding the rule of law?”  When Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac just hours before the FBI released its statement on the Hillary email scandal was that not “disregarding the rule of law.”  When Attorney General Eric Holder declared that he would not prosecute the New Black Panthers who stood outside polling places in their full militant regalia with Billy Clubs to deter voters, was that not a “disregard for the rule of law?”  The list is almost endless of times that the Democrats have demonstrated “disregard for the rule of law.”  Is it not a bit hypocritical for you to accuse Donald Trump in this manner when even the Democrats just days before his action wanted Director Comey gone?  The continued insistence that this is to prevent a full and complete investigation in the Trump administration’s connection to the Russians in the 2016 election.  The CIA, NSA, and FBI have all said there is no evidence of collusion but the Democrats won’t let it drop.  WHY?  Casting dispersion and raising doubt is their only hope and they are tireless in their pursuit of the destruction of Donald Trump.

Chris Matthews views President Trump as a tyrannical hybrid of some historic “strongman” in the vein of despots of history.  He fans the flame of the “Trump Derangement Syndrome” and marches to the drum of liberal leftist rhetoric that Donald Trump is the most serious and dangerous threat to America today.  Sadly, there are millions who believe or want to believe that distortion and diabolically politically motivated assertion.  It is interesting that Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz expressed his belief that President Trump was within his rights to fire Director Comey and that the cries for a ‘special prosecutor’ into the possible collusion of the Trump Administration and the Russians unnecessary.

There are some, including myself, that believe that FBI Director James Comey was fired for “just cause”.  James Comey, in my view, tarnished any reputation the FBI might have when he ignored the evidence, disregarded the law and refused to allow a Grand Jury to fully evaluate the evidence in the Clinton email scandal.  It was a sham, called an investigation.  Director Comey insisted that there was no reason to go after Hillary and later after her chief aid Huma Abedin because of the “lack of intent” or “knowledge that a crime was being committed.”  SERIOUSLY?  Try that in court if you are accused of a crime and see how far it gets you.  The Statute that Comey supposedly used does not allow for INTENT to be the determining factor.  He should have, as any honest and ethical law enforcement officer pursued the evidence, presented it, and let the chips fall where they might. HE DID NOT and that was a “disregard for the rule of law.”  He usurped the authority of the DOJ but a DOJ that would never have sought the prosecution of Hillary Clinton.  All reasons and justification for his firing.  The Swamp is now in turmoil and the drum is beating loudly “Impeach, Impeach, Impeach.”  The Democrats will not rest until they have made that a reality.  Impeachment is not conviction and ouster but it is damaging to any President and they want damage for political purposes as they focus on 2018 and 2020.  They believe that if they continue this HATE and WAR on Trump they will regain the House and Senate in 2018 and the White House in 2020.  God help us if that becomes a reality.

James Comey’s firing is just one of many examples of HYPOCRISY by the Left and it will not end with this.  Tomorrow will bring a new objection and the day after that another and another and another.  They have vowed to continue this WAR for the full four years of Donald Trump’s term of office.  This is a condition that reveals a problem in America that if we do not rectify will destroy our Republic.  I say to the Democrats and the Never Trump Crowd, Donald Trump is not the problem the refusal to accept a peaceful transfer of power is.  Additionally, the willingness to destroy to gain your objective or to satisfy your thirst for his blood is a far greater problem than his over the top brashness.  We have severe threats from without and within that require all of us to WORK TOGETHER for the Good of the Republic not attempt to defend our position, power, and fill our purses.  America is worth more than any political party or personal preferences.  Love me or hate me, I want and am willing to Work for America and I will work with anyone who truly wants America’s Best.

God, bless you and God bless America is my desire and prayer!