AIN’T NO BUSINESS, LIKE SHOW BUSINESS, UNLESS…


As I attempt to post another blog I am struggling with the loss of my wife.  Her homegoing has left an emptiness that is impossible to describe.  However, I know that her desire and God’s is for me to pursue His purposes and do what He has called me to do.  I believe that God called me to be a Watchman on the Walls and sound the alarm when I see danger or hear a directive from the Spirit of God and the Word of God.

If we make our focus the political and what is happening, we will likely experience a sense of despair and desperation that the Child of God should not fall prey to.  If we make God and His Kingdom our primary focus and although we remain conscious of the issues going on in the world and the government we can pray and work with Hope and focus on the specifics that God would have us focus on. 

I believe in specific prayer and do not like to pray random or general prayers. I cannot explain why some of our prayers are not answered in the way we desire but I know that God is trustworthy, and nothing is impossible with Him.  I am a Christian and therefore my first priority is the Kingdom of God.  Within that scope of determination, I want to spread the message of Hope (Jesus) to everyone and seek to bring our nation and world into harmony with His Word and Purposes.  It is through my determination to “seek first God and His Kingdom” that I am able to see what is going on in the world through eyes, not of this earth, and thereby target my prayers and efforts in a way that will hopefully produce healing and restoration. 

It is from that view that I write and identify a problem in today’s political world and hopefully offer you a target to pray against a target to pray for, and a focus that will enable you to become engaged and involved for God and Country.  Let’s see if we can achieve that.

Back to my title, “Ain’t No Business Like Showbusiness, Unless…”  Unless it is Leftists politics, then it is show business of a sort.  No, it is not entertainment, but they do so many things for show.  After the show, the jackboots of tyranny are placed on the necks of legitimate legal citizens.  In my view, as a person that has lived on the planet for over 70 years, I believe that the Leftists of today have a desire to create a permanent majority in Washington and thereby create two Americas.  They seek to relegate all of us who disagree with their agenda to shadow living or eliminate us from the equation in any manner possible. 

Many are insisting that 2022 must now be our focus since the elections of 2020 are in our rear-view mirror.  I say, ‘tap the brakes,’ we must deal with some things in 2021 before we can focus on 2022 or 2024.  I fully agree those are critical, but if we fail to deal with the realities and dangers present in 2021, there will be no 2022 or 2024 for a Free America. 

The Left and the Democrats have launched a type of pincer movement in their multi-pronged strategy and agenda to enable them to cement a permanent majority in Washington.  I borrow from William Levin in the apparent agenda and the desires of the Left going forward in America:

  • They seek to Enable Congress to determine who can and cannot run for President.
  • They seek to Eliminate the Electoral College without amending the Constitution.
  • They seek to override the state’s constitutionally mandated authority to determine presidential election rules.
  • They seek to Grant statehood to the District of Columbia and possibly Puerto Rico.
  • They seek to Rewrite the First Amendment to limit political speech to be what they determine acceptable.
  • They seek to Enable Open Border Immigration through Executive Agreements rather than Congressional action.

If you blend those together the stew you achieve is a program that challenges, if not destroys our Republican form of Democracy.  It is imperative that all lovers of Freedom understand and become aware of the agenda and its dangers.

According to our Constitution, if you have attained the age of 35-years, are a natural-born citizen, and a 14-year resident, you have the right to aspire to the nation’s highest office.  The recent overreach of the Democrats and a few RINOs in seeking to bar former President Trump from running again under the 14th Amendment is dangerous and must be addressed.

The tyrannical authoritarian desire to prevent individual states from the inherent benefit and protection of the Electoral College System is designed to allow Congress to decide who holds office.  No sane American should be willing to allow that to transpire.  If they decide who can run, and who can hold office what would prevent them from naming a Dictator for Life and totally eradicating our Constitution and its guarantees and protections?  An incredibly dangerous and diabolical move by the Liberal States and National Democrats to subvert the Electoral College is fully visible in the NPVC. 

The NPVC is the so-called National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.  Under that agreement, the signatory states would obligate themselves to appoint electors based on whoever wins the popular vote in the nation regardless of the outcome in their state.  That voids the will of the people in any state and allows the imposition of the will of East and West Coast pockets of toxic liberals.

One problem with their compact or agreement is it violates the Constitution.  The Constitution forbids states from entering into agreements or compacts with other states without the explicit consent of Congress.  The danger lies in the fact that the Democrats control Congress and therefore could make it all legal and shaft the Constitution and every state that is not a part of the liberal consortium.  That would also endanger the 10th Amendment and each state’s plenary, but not limitless power, to determine rules for elections and equal protection.  The sovereignty of states would become an afterthought of history.  The power would be vested in the All-Powerful Central Government, run by the Leftists.  Welcome to the United Socialist States of America if that transpires.

The Democrats have advanced a bill that few seem to be aware of and its intrinsic dangers.  It is H.R. 1, entitled ‘For the People Act of 2021.’  Seriously?  For the People?  For what people?  It is a 600-page list of Leftist wishes for voting legislation that would make the outcomes of 2020 permanent.  That is just the surface portion and the tip of the iceberg.  It is anti-American to its core, yet it is entitled, “For the People…”  It covers all federal elections, not just congressional races but includes EVERYTHING!

Incorporated in the bill is a call for statehood for the District of Columbia, which would guarantee two more liberal Leftists Senators permanently.  The District of Columbia votes Democrat at a rate of 90% or more every election.  I cannot forget the words of Congressman Phil Hare who once said regarding statehood for DC, “I don’t worry about the Constitution on this, to be honest.”  Well, honesty may be the best policy but, in this case, it reveals an evil that must be thwarted.

The Left is working diligently to overturn “Citizen’s United”, which protects the First Amendment right to air political speech.  If they pass this and it becomes law, then there would never again be any criticism of Leftists on the public airwaves.  That would ensure that Mark Zuckerberg and Big Tech can legally censor all speech they deem to be unacceptable, meaning Conservative or Christian Speech. 

Their desire to destroy our Immigration System and allow immediate amnesty for 11 to 40 million illegals and change voting laws to allow them to vote even if not legal citizens is deadly.  The Biden administration is becoming Obama’s fundamental transformation on steroids and it will only get worse if we do not deal with the dangers immediately. 

If allowed to succeed in advancing their agenda they will destroy our economy, return us to depending on foreign energy, shred our national sovereignty and decimate our military.  They will plunge our healthcare system into the dark ages and the result will be long lines, waits, and denials for millions of Americans needing and desiring treatment.  Only those deemed ‘essential’ will be given first-rate care and those of us who are viewed as expendable or deplorable are sent to the back of the line or given ‘end of life’ counseling and a pill by which to die.

America, I am not painting a pretty picture, because the picture is not pretty.  We have allowed the erosion and capture of our political system and we are paying the price.  What can we do? What must we do?  We must return to God and ‘seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.’  We must Pray in intercessory prayer and with life or death earnestness.  We must build fires under the feet and seats of our elected officials making them aware of our awareness and displeasure with the direction.  Then, if we have the opportunity we must Vote!

God bless you and God bless America!

THE WORLD WE ARE LIVING IN…


Some are aware that I recently lost my earthly angel, my wife.  Her battle with metastatic breast cancer ended 37 days a month ago and it has been devastating for me.  I have not posted anything on Facebook or in my blogs during this time of loss and post this because I feel that it is what God and my wife would have me do.  I don’t know when my next post will be, but here is today’s offering.

To say our world is in a mess would be an understatement of understatements.  The political, economic, social, racial, and alarmist issues are reaching catastrophic levels.  The present state of affairs in America and the world indicates some dramatic upheavals on the horizon with outbreaks of intensified violence and disruption. 

In America, our government seems to be an example of the patients running the mental institution.  We do not seem to be headed in a positive direction societally and appear to be drifting farther and farther from the solution toward total chaos and destruction.  I believe we are living in what the Bible deems to be the “Last Days” where conditions worsen exponentially almost daily. 

There are those on both sides of the political aisle or ideological position who are vitriolic in their verbalizations creating an impossible chasm to bridge.  Both sides of the American political climate believe the other side is singularly the problem and evil to the core.  There are evil people involved in the political manipulations of today but there are many who are desirous of what they believe to be the best.  They may be misguided in their views and drinking from the watering trough of the manipulators rather than being evil in their hearts. 

If a person believes the rhetoric and diatribe being issued by the politicians, the media, and other outlets they can easily become part of the impasse rather than having an open mind willing to seek a solution.  If I believe you are the problem, your views diabolical, and label you subhuman and demonic, it will be impossible to find any common ground from which to build a workable compromise or agreement. 

The problem is not Government, although unbridled government is a problem.  The problem is not liberals or conservatives, although fringe elements of both sides can be problematic.  The problem is not racism, although bias, prejudice, injustice, and hate are a problem.  The problem is not legislation or the lack thereof, although much legislation presents problems not easy to overcome in the pursuit of the ideals of the Constitution and our Declaration of Independence.  Namely, that everyone is created equal in the eyes of God and has the inalienable right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. 

The problem, in my view, and that of the Bible is the Human Heart.  We are all, regardless of our ethnicity, religion, or political position, are created in the image of God.  God created us!  If you disbelieve that, we will have little room to discuss this matter with objectivity.  If you believe that it is all random chance and evolutionary, we are grounded in polar opposite views.  However, even then, if you are objective you surely can see that the human will and human heart is a major factor in all interpersonal activities in life.

No amount of legislation can fix the issues of race, gender, politics, or religion.  Everything stems from the condition of the human heart.  It is from the heart that we form our views of everything.  It is from within our innermost beings that we develop thoughts and from those thoughts, we formulate our beliefs and views.  It is from our beliefs and views we interact with each other. 

The words of John Adams ring true today, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  The Bible is filled with references regarding interpersonal relationships and the overriding directive is that we treat others as we wish to be treated.  We are reminded repeatedly that any measure of judgment we engage in is the measure used to judge us.  The biblical message is love and respect.

The Bible is filled with references as to how we are to live and interact with others.  In Micah 6:8 we read, “He has told you O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  That is a simple but powerful declaration. 

What does God want and what is required for humans to live together in any semblance of harmony?  We are to do justice.  We should be careful in defining what that means and not allow it to be tainted by our worldview or interracial view.  Justice for some is getting what they want and punishing anyone not agreeing with them.  That is not God’s view of justice.  God’s view is to do what is right all the time and every time.  It is to treat others as fellow humans created in the image of God and afforded the God-given right to Life, Liberty, and the ability to pursue Happiness freely and unimpeded by manmade imposed restrictions that block that objective.

What does God want and what is required for humans to live together in any semblance of harmony?  We are to love kindness.  That is amazing because kindness is to demonstrate restraint, not be harmful, not be controlling, not be domineering, and seek the best good for all.  Kindness is the heart of God and His Lovingkindness is eternal, therefore if God is kind toward us, we should be kind toward others. 

What does God want and what is required for humans to live together in any semblance of harmony?  We are to walk humbly before God.  That strips pride from the equation and eliminates arrogance.  It removes biases, prejudices, and selfishness.  It strips us of the ability to view ourselves as victims even when we have been victimized.  It demands that we view life through the lens of God first and others second.  It demands that we view life through the heart of service rather than what’s in it for me. 

So, let me possibly alienate some and step onto the thin ice of biblical reality and say if you are hurling insult for insult regardless of which side of the political equation you are standing – That is a problem, not a Solution!  It reveals a problem in the heart.  If I view you as God’s creation and understand that you have the same inalienable and constitutional rights as I to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness there is hope.  If I give you tit for tat in insult and vitriolic response, I build a wall, not a bridge and the hope of harmony disappears.  If we call each other Demon-rats or Re-pukelicans [words I have heard] we will find no ground on which to stand to bring about a livable and peaceful society.  I cannot accept the views presented by the Left as legitimate, biblical, moral, or good for America but I must attempt demonstrate the Love of God in all things and at all times. I will resist attempts to subvert the biblical precepts and destroy America. Do not misunderstand my plea but take it as a desire to find honest common ground through which to wrest from the hands of the diabolical control and place it back in the hands of the people and become One Nation Under God again.

We can either have total chaos, plunge into civil disturbance, or war and demonize everyone disagreeing with us or we can seek to become solutions rather than problems.  I do not condone views that are contrary to the Bible such as abortion, same-sex marriage, and immorality.  I do not condone nor have a willingness to allow the federal government to become totalitarian and strip me of my rights and liberties which God has given.  However, I am seeking to view others as human beings endowed with certain inalienable rights and understand that if we can all be civil, be just, kind, and humble ourselves before God there is hope. 

I hope that what I have said is meaningful and although I have painted with a broad brush, I hope you consider the matter of the Heart.  If we get our hearts right, we will be less concerned with political labels and more concerned about what is good, godly, and right.  Just because you or I believe our cause is the right cause does not mean that all who disagree are evil. Some are evil and are pursuing the elimination of God and moral rightness as they seek total control.  Those must be opposed and resisted.  I only ask that we all seek God, accept the possibility we could be wrong in attitude and ideology in some instances, and seek to treat others as we desire to be treated.

I love God, I love America and now return to my grieving as I miss my wife more than words can convey.  I am praying for America, the world, and praying for God’s Harvest to be Completed.  Heaven is sounding sweeter all the time!

God bless you!

A PROFOUND DECLARATION?


Okay, the tease is in by using that question for the title of my blog post.  I can hear some asking, “Roy, what are you talking about?”  Others may be saying, “Not another of his rants.”  Regardless of which side of the political, racial, social, or spiritual you find yourself, I hope you realize an axiom that is universal and timeless.  I hope you will hear what I am going to say and awaken even more than you are now as to the source of our struggles and how to combat the nefarious forces working to strip us of our liberties.

What is the profound declaration or the universal and timeless axiom that to which I am referring?  “Liars Lie, it is what they do!”  I can just hear sighs and some saying, PROFOUND?  There is nothing profound about that, everybody knows that.  But I have to ask, “Do They?”  Based on what I have been witnessing in America, on the political scene, and even in some religious circles, I am not convinced EVERYBODY knows that!

Have you ever heard the saying, “God helps those who help themselves”?  That is an axiom that a very large segment of believers accept as being true and biblical.  But is it?  There are multitudes of people including non-believers who believe that statement is true and ascribe to the theory, “You have to look out for number one because nobody else will.”  I had a person tell me that the idea of God helping those who help themselves was part of Jesus’ sermon on the mount.  I asked for specifics and was railed against and called names no Christian should be calling anyone.

I believe that God expects each person to carry their own load (Galatians 6:5).  Clarke’s Commentary makes this assertion: “Every man shall bear his own burden – All must answer for themselves, not for their neighbors. And every man must expect to be dealt with by the Divine Judge, as his character and conduct have been. The greater offenses of another will not excuse thy smaller crimes. Every man must give account of himself to God.”

We sometimes take more on ourselves and give ourselves more credit than the Bible allows.  In Proverbs 21:2 we are informed, “Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart.”  There is an old Yiddish adage that says, “Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht.”  That is translated, “Man Plans, and God Laughs.”   In James 4 we are instructed that rather than declaring the finality of our plans we should say, “If the LORD wills, we shall live and also do this or that.”

America and much of the church are in a time of deep struggle and transition.  America is divided more than I have ever witnessed in my 74 years on the planet.  The church is segregated into sectarian divisions dangerously.  I believe the demons in hell are laughing at our divisions and distractions.  We are focused on self and God wants us focused on His Kingdom.  We are promised that if we Seek Him First and His Righteousness, we will have the provisions we need.  It may not be what we want or satisfy our carnal desires, but we will have our needs met.

It seems that few politicians are capable of honesty and engage in distortions and playing loose with the truth.  It seems that those lies are so successful in their impact and influence that even Christians are justifying their decisions based on personalities rather than principles and factual realities.  I find the idea of ultimate self-sufficiency and self-righteousness repulsive and anathema to the Christianity taught in the Bible and the Gospel Jesus brought and the disciples preached.

The words of Jesus in John 8:44 are important for all believers to hear and important for all lovers of freedom.  The devil is a liar!  He was a murder from the beginning.  There is no truth in him.  Whenever he speaks it is rooted in a lie because that is his nature, his DNA.  He is a liar and the father of lies.  Therefore, if you practice, spread, or believe a lie you are joining forces with the devil.  No Christian should be willing to do that and if it becomes apparent, they have, they should immediately repent.

The devil’s objective is to bring about spiritual and moral blindness in people.  He wants us to believe that we should rely on our own judgment, education, and intelligence. He wants us to believe that we can trust our own reasoning and rationalize life including politics.  When we believe that lie, we tend to adopt and develop our own systems of righteousness and behavior.  That system is usually deficient if not devoid of the righteousness of God.  There is no justification for many of the things we allow in our world today and call them ‘choice’ or ‘rights’

We pray, but too often we do not submit to the will of God.  We sometimes, and too many times, seek our own desires.  We were warned about that in James 4 concerning prayers that are not answered because we ask out of selfish and carnal motives rather than the pursuit of God and His righteousness.  The passage in Proverbs 3 that was the catalyst that propelled me into the presence of God and opened the door for me to be saved needs to be rehearsed.  We are to trust God with our whole hearts.  We are not to trust our own understanding.  We are to acknowledge Him in all that we do.  When we do, He will, as He promised, direct our paths.

Today, many, including believers are looking to the government for answers.  That is a wrong path that will lead to a wrong destination.  God has given us the ability to make choices.  We are free to accept His offer of salvation or reject it.  We can embrace the Love of God and thereby allow that love to ooze from our being and demonstrate love for others when hate would be so easy.  We can trust our own understanding or trust Him completely.  Today, many are confused and unsure who or what to believe.  Trusting what we see or the propaganda from any side will weaken our faith and our resolve. 

I believe the Bible when it says, “If a man is unwilling to work, he should not be given a free ride.” [My paraphrase].  I believe that we are to sow in times of planting and reap in times of harvest.  I believe that we are to pray, but not pray our desires but His heart.  I believe that if America is to survive as the Free Constitutional Republic, those who are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ must get back to the Bible and Basics. 

If the Bible calls something evil, sin, an abomination we dare not seek to justify it based on our own personal desires or out of fear of branding by the PC Police.  If the Bible tells us to love everyone, we cannot allow hate to invade.  If the Bible tells us to warn when we see danger coming, we dare not sit on the fence or sit in silence.  If the Bible tells us that we are seated with Christ in heavenly places, we dare not resort to fear and the arm of flesh.  We are fighting a won war!  That does not mean that every battle we encounter is won but the War was won at Calvary. 

Politicians are not to be trusted.  Man is not to be our source.  The Governments of men are not the answer, God is!  Therefore, we must become those who discern not only the times but the spirits and make the commitment to ‘come out from among them and be separate or different.’  We are salt and light and as salt and light, we are to influence our society and the environment in which we live not the converse. 

Jesus said, that when the Holy Spirit came, He would lead us into all truth.  He said that we would know, believe, receives, and act upon truth and that truth would make us free.  America, Believers, and all lovers of Freedom we are Free, and we can see restoration but not if we justify evil and out of personal animus or preference make choices that give power to evil.  I conclude with Jeremiah 17:5-10, “Thus says the LORD, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the LORD. 6 “For he will be like a bush in the desert and will not see when prosperity comes, but will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant. 7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD. 8 “For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit. 9 “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it?  10 “I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.” 

God bless you and God bless America!

IS BENOVELENT SPENDING (Entitlements) CONSTITUTIONAL?


My title question will probably light the fires of those who believe it is the responsibility of the government to provide for the poor and needy.  I want to approach this from a couple of directions and hopefully present my position in such a manner as to cause people to think.  I believe if people are inspired to ‘think’ they will also be inspired to ‘act’ and when that transpires things change and get done.  Ideas alone offer no solution.  It is only when ideas are translated into action and implementation that progress is made.  God gave us the ability to think and expect us to use that gift for the good of the Kingdom and the world.

I have frequently questioned how much the American people know about the provisions of the Constitution and how much they embrace that document. I wish I could say that the majority both understand, appreciate, and embrace the Constitution and its provisions, protections, prohibitions, and guarantees.  I wish I could, but after four decades of brainwashing in our public educational system, I do not believe that is a reality.

The issue of caring for the poor, widows, orphans, and needy always arises in any political discussion.  Both political parties, in today’s America, contend that they are the party that cares about the needs of the needy.  Sadly, both sides of the political aisle frequently miss the mark biblically and constitutionally.  The usage of benevolent funding and entitlements for political purposes is not only distasteful for a Constitutionalist but is also dangerous to the continuation of the republic as the Free Constitutional Republic established by the signing of the Constitution by 39 American statesmen.

When I refer to the Bible, the history of the nation of Israel, as well as the birth of the Church in the New Testament I discover there are some important realizations to be acknowledged.  In the Book of Numbers Chapter Thirteen, we find the joyous declaration by the twelve spies who surveyed the Land of Canaan that it was truly what God had said, “a land flowing with milk and honey” or abundance.  They brought back clusters of grapes that required two men to carry.  That is a picture of incredible abundance and fruitfulness.

With that kind of fruitfulness, one would wonder, how could there be anyone poor in that land?  Moses was always forward-looking as he led the nation and discovered the heart, mind, and ways of God, not just His acts.  He said in Numbers 15:11, “For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you saying, ‘You shall freely open  your hand to your brother, to the needy and poor in your land.”  I love that spirit and heart for it reveals the heart of God. 

If we fast forward fifteen hundred years, we find the apostle Paul in the Book of Galatians admonishing the Church to “remember the poor.” (2:10).  I do not believe there has ever been a time nor will there ever be a time when God is not concerned about the poor.  There are numerous passages in the Bible about giving to the poor is viewed by God as lending to Him.

Biblically and Constitutionally, I believe that caring for the poor is primarily an individual responsibility, not a governmental one.  The Israelites were instructed to look around, take note of the poor and needy, and help care for them.  (Leviticus 25:25,35, 39).  They were not told to perpetually take care of those in need but to help them get back on their feet and become productive.  They were instructed to never turn a blind eye to need and allow a lack of charity to grip their hearts.  Their generosity would receive God’s attention and He would bless them so they could continue to bless others.  (Deuteronomy 15:7-8,10-11).  Jesus echoed that view in Matthew 25:34-40 and it is a message woven into the fabric of Christianity.

There can be, and often are, times when individuals are not capable of meeting the need alone and it transitions into a congregational or community responsibility.  I won’t attempt to list all the directives in the New Testament regarding the Church’s responsibility and privilege of caring for the poor.  I suggest you consider passages such as Acts 4:34-35, Galatians 2:10, Romans 15:26-27, and a myriad of others.

Is it the responsibility of the government to provide benevolence to the poor?  Are entitlements biblical or constitutional?  I believe that it is mandatory that the civil authorities follow the guidelines of scripture and the constitution.  Every person, rich or poor must be afforded equal justice under the law. 

The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) in an effort to help donors maximize the effect of their charitable giving rated various charities calculating the percentage of donated funds that actually reached the targeted person or persons.  They determined that the minimum acceptability ratio was 60 percent.  That brings up an interesting analysis of the government’s collection of funds designated for the poor and needy.  What percentage of the U.S. Government’s collections actually reach the poor?  Are you ready?  It is a paltry 30 percent!  That would make the federal government either the most inefficient charity or benevolent institution or incredibly corrupt.

Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and a host of other founders believed that it was the responsibility of the individual, churches, and local communities to care for the poor and needy not the federal government.  Jefferson said, “I deem it the duty of every man to devote a certain portion of his income for charitable purposes, and that it is his further duty to see it so applied as to do the most good of which it is capable.  This I believe to be best ensured by keeping within the circle of his own inquiry and information the subjects of distress whose relief his contributions shall be applied.”  That is powerful. We are to give but not just give and forget but to evaluate the success of the distribution of the funds.  Hello, Bill & Hillary, and your Haiti funds that you reportedly kept the lion’s share of.

I would be remiss if I failed to consider the views of the man accredited with being the Father of the American Constitution, James Madison.  In 1794 Congress appropriated $15,000 for relief for French refugees who fled from insurrection in San Domingo (now Haiti) to Baltimore and Philadelphia.  He said, “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”  Will somebody remind today’s politicians of that truth?  Today Congress spends at least two-thirds of the $2.5 Trillion federal budget on “objects of benevolence.”

Later there was a move to provide a relief measure for fire victims in the United States.  Madison again contended that it was neither the purpose or the right of Congress to “attend to what generosity and humanity require, but to what the Constitution and their duty require.”  We have allowed the federal government to assume the role that both the Bible and the Constitution place on individuals, churches, and communities.  In so doing, we have become subservient to the government and abdicated our duties and voided the blessings of God on us.  God desires to bless people and one of the avenues of that blessing is through caring for the poor, needy, widows, and orphans. 

The ‘general welfare’ clause does not justify the actions of Congress in their unstainable benevolent spending.  James Madison rightly said, “If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.”  Jefferson echoed that sentiment in a letter to Pennsylvania Representative Albert Gallatin saying, “Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.”

Therefore, due to Constitutional ignorance, misinterpretation, or greed, we have allowed politicians to demonstrate incredible contempt for the Constitution and our personal and community responsibilities.  The Government is not our provider, God is! We are responsible for our own betterment.  It is through the charitableness of individuals, families, communities, and churches that we can all progress and prosper.  Allowing the Government to dictate and determine how much and to whom our money goes is to abandon both the directives of Scripture and the Constitution.

God bless you and God bless America!

THE OLIGARCHY OF THE OLIGARCHS…


Millions of citizens are fed up with the tyranny of politicians. In the uber-liberal state of California, there is a recall effort to oust Governor Newsom from office.  The response to that by the Left was voiced in a press conference on January 12, 2021, by Rusty Hicks the Democratic Party Chair.  Hicks declared, “This recall effort, which really ought to be called ‘the California coup,’ is being led by right-wing conspiracy theorists, white nationalists, anti-vaxxers, and groups who encourage violence on our democratic institutions.”

Mr. Hicks sentiments were echoed by Fresno city councilman Nelson Esparza who called the recall ‘treasonous.’  That elicited a response from Ben Christopher of CalMatters.  He declared, “Unlike a coup, which is an illegal seizure of power, a recall campaign is a democratic mechanism written into the California constitution that allows voters to remove an elected official by popular vote.”  Alas, the Democrats deem anything that objects to their position treasonous, insurrection, and a coup.  However when they oppose the other side it is in “defense of our democracy.”  Imagine that!

One of the things I find interesting but disturbing to the Oligarchs is that Donald Trump was elected in 2016 without their approval and over the objections of the woke oligarchy.  The coup, and I call it a coup, the Democrats engaged in for almost five years now began before the 2017 inauguration.  It was on full display in 2020 and is a menacing cloud for future elections.

The incredible thing is that the party that cheated, and I do believe they cheated, is the party in charge of investigating cheating.  That’s how oligarchies work and how oligarchs retain their power and sit on their lofty perches.  When the fox guards the henhouse, any protest by the hens becomes moot and deemed as being the chants of sore losers.  If the oligarchs lose, they claim it was the result of fraud, deception, or foreign interference that transpired. 

The political machine of the Democratic Establishment was on full display in the 2016 primaries and again in 2020.  There is little doubt that the rightful winner of the Democratic nomination in 2016 was Bernie Sanders.  The Oligarchs deemed him unacceptable and Hillary was their heir apparent to take the scepter from Barack Obama, so they cheated Bernie out of the nomination.  Joe Biden was down and out in 2020 until the Oligarchs stepped in and muscled him into the nomination.  The insertion of Kamala Harris was a Barack Obama machine action further revealing that Joe Biden is their figurehead not the leader of that party or leader of the oligarchy.

I do not excuse members of the GOP from the oligarchy.  Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina, who has at times been stellar and at others revealing of oligarchy ties is one we must mention.  In the investigation and revelations of how the DOJ and FBI were involved in the coup against Donald Trump, he deemed it simply ‘massive system failure’ not treason or criminal.  I disagree and he knows better, but the Oligarchy has its tentacles in both parties. 

The trumped-up, impeachment of Donald Trump, the former president, is another example of the power of the Deep State, Swamp, and the political Oligarchy in America.  The impeachment of a president who is no longer in office serves many purposes and none of them good for America, our electoral system, or the constitution.   But when did the Oligarchs care about the Constitution?  They care about power and control and are determined to obliterate any opposition and instill fear in the hearts of any future challenges to their power.

They spent four years trying to oust Donald Trump and failed miserably.  The shame and hypocrisy were visible to anyone willing to take an honest look at the proceedings, charges, and fake evidence.  In the middle of a pandemic where the country is enduring an extended lockdown, the economy in shambles, they seek to drive the nail in the Trump coffin, and I believe it will backfire.  However, after the 2020 elections, I am not as confident of that as I once was.

Joe Biden has called for ‘unity’ and then signed seventeen executive orders obliterating that as a genuine position.  The ruling members of his party have made statements and taken actions that reveal ‘unity’ is not the objective but ‘compliance’ and ‘control’.  Someone said that Nancy Pelosi presides over a circus of untrained animals and diabolical clowns.  That is a bit harsh or is it?  Well, it might be a bit unkind to clowns and animals, but it is a visual that I can appreciate.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made many insane declarations and yet she remains the darling of those wanting everything green and free.  She is the queen of the socialistic wannabes of the Left.  She made the inane declaration that Trump must be impeached because “A lot of people have drank the poison of white supremacy and that’s what Donald Trump represents.”  Seriously, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez?  His track record is one of benefit and understanding for minorities as well as whites.  He helped engineer an economy that boosted everyone’s bottom line.  ALL Americans not some!

I do not condone the incident of January 6th nor do I condone what transpired during the summer with the rioting, looting, theft, and mayhem and harm brought to citizens.  However, I listened to the President’s speech and read the transcript and he implored his followers in Washington to protest as patriots and peacefully.  I know that many on both sides believe that the incident was completely his fault and therefore he encouraged insurrection. 

Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, always a zealot against conservatives and often quite racists was honest in his reason for impeaching Trump.  He said, “This president must be impeached and convicted, and he must be prevented from ever attempting to seize power again.”  Therein is the bottom line of their reason.  He was and is a threat to the Oligarchy and the Oligarchs therefore he must be destroyed and banned for life from public office.  They are still trying to overturn the 2016 election and render all the good done in the past four years a mere apparition. Even with Biden in the White House one of their objectives is to destroy Trump and all conservatives. I wonder why? 

America, the Democratic Party is the party of the oligarchy and run by Oligarchs.  If we want to salvage America as the Free Constitutional Republic we must pray like never before, work tirelessly to defeat them in every election, and find a way to unite around the cause of Freedom.  Will we do it?  That is the question of questions for America going forward.

God bless you and God bless America!

THE LEFTISTS AMERICAN MILITARY…


I am a Vietnam veteran, a proud former member of the United States Armed forces, and patriotic to the core of my being.  I have always defended our military and will continue to defend the men and women serving in the rank and file of the various branches of service.  However, I have contended for a long time, that beginning with William Jefferson Clinton and the disdain Queen Hillary had for the military, our military brass is not reliable. 

George W. Bush attempted to reconstruct the military and make it not just viable but a dominant force in the world, as is needed.  Barack Hussein Obama came in and for 8 years shredded and deconstructed our military, purging top and mid-level brass to become a more liberal and woke force.  Donald John Trump stepped in and over his 4 years in office he took great pride and strides in remaking our military.  Now, the Obama and Clinton policies on steroids are being put in motion.

Sadly, each time a Republican or conservative President attempts to retool our military and bring it up to par, a Democrat comes behind him and dismantles all the good done.  We never fully recoup all the damage done by the Leftists and in 2021 going with the new Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, a man on a mission to fulfill the desires of the Leftists and make our military an extension of their totalitarian desires.  We are headed for a disaster of epic proportions.

It seems that Secretary Austin and the Biden team have no desire for our military being the most lethal force in the world, able to deploy at a moment’s notice in defense of America.  I am deeply concerned about the attitude of some Flag Officers and the announced agenda of Secretary Austin. 

The claim of ‘extremism’ in the military and the charge of ‘white supremacy’ is troubling.  The steps taken to enact a military-wide pause are dangerous.  Secretary Austin’s announcement that he will or is ordering the military to ‘stand-down’ as he and the top-level brass investigate and deal with the threat posed by white supremacy and similar extremism.  Mr. Secretary, are only whites the issue, or is there potential extremism in others too? 

The ‘stand-down’ is troubling.  Normally a ‘stand-down’ is a pause in all but absolutely essential operations for 24 hours or so to deal with a particularly critical concern of immediate importance.  It is usually safety issues, but those orders have involved other things as well.  But, to ‘stand-down’ because you deem members of the military who supported Donald Trump dangerous, extremists, and in need of being purged is beyond the pale.  It screams of a desire to create a “Woke” military that is completely committed to the ideology of liberalism and the socialist progressive agenda.

The assertion of extremism is unsubstantiated and is a slap in the face of every member of our armed forces and all who have served.  We served and serve under oath to protect and defend the constitution of the United States.  In that respect, we took an oath that, to the death and would protect the republic from all enemies both foreign and domestic.  That would mean that we might hold political views but in the performance of our duties, we were apolitical and totally committed to our mission.  The charge is that there is a significant number who need to be purged because they do not think or believe like the ‘Woke’ crowd and the new Secretary of Defense is insulting.

If you examine history, something the Left seems averse to doing, you quickly realize that in September 1934, Adolf Hitler was scheduled to inspect a jaeger regiment commanded by Colonel Erwin Rommel.  The Nazi security insisted that the politically reliable SS troops be positioned between Hitler and Rommel’s regiment.  Rommel, to his credit, said that if that happened his troops would not be there.  That should be the response of our American military leaders when Biden and company want to restructure our military with party loyalists for his security rather than their designed purpose of defending America.

The desire to purge all Trump supporters from the military is step one to a totalitarian takeover.  When I consider the ‘stand-down’ planned, I insist that it is based on fallacious accusations and non-existent issues.  There is no investigation into the potential infiltration of our military by ANTIFA, BLM, and proponents of the Critical Race Theory is also insulting. Those have some documentation and having domestic terrorists serving in the U.S. military is cause for concern. 

Are we watching a Stalinist, Hitleresque purge of the military?  I am concerned as I examine the documentation of the rapid and aggressive promotions of senior military brass who ascribe to a history devoid of facts, and those determined to undermine the ethics and morale of our armed forces.  The placement of true insurrectionists in the upper levels of our military should cause all of us to take a closer look.

Having served in Vietnam in 1967 and returning to the states landing in San Francisco in December of that year, I know what it is like to be unwelcome and treated as the enemy for serving my country.  I did not experience that when I returned home to Texas but witnessed it first-hand in California especially from students of Berkeley University.  The chants, the slogans, signs, and throwing feces and other projectiles at wounded returning patriots were disconcerting and infuriating. 

Are we seeing an inside-out attempt to make our military a Gestapo-type arm of the Democratic Party and the followers of toxic liberalism?  When former military and CIA officers are insisting that anyone who supports Trump are insurgents and must be dealt with using counterinsurgency tactics and brute force I am concerned.  I do not support insurrection from anyone regardless of their political ideology.  Yet, to treat those in Washington in January as insurgents and disregard the activities and stated objectives of the rioters, looters, and destroyers by ANTIFA, BLM, and other Left-Wing Activists as ‘mostly peaceful protests’ is revealing.

In today’s climate of Political Correctness, I can understand why many would no longer be willing to serve in law enforcement or the military.  If you defend the Constitution as it is written and commit yourself to defend the Constitution and the Rule of Law without prejudice, you are deemed an extremist, who needs that?  However, I plead for all who can and will serve to consider doing so.  We need, no we must have, those who will stand for Right, Life, Liberty, and Freedom to stand.

God bless you and God bless America!

CONFISCATION OF PRIVATELY OWNED FIREARMS…


Before you vehemently insist that it can and will never happen, I ask, “How much of what has happened would you have believed could happen just a few years ago?”  Once you have allowed that reality to ruminate in your heart and mind you will see that what they plan might not be as far-fetched a possibility as most of us believe. 

If you do not believe that the Democrats want your weapons you are not living in the present.  THEY DO!  They have openly and covertly declared the same.  With those on the Left like Robert Frances ‘Beto’ O’Rourke when asked, “Are you proposing taking away their guns?”  He responded, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15s and Ak-47s.”   What part of that do you not understand?

Robert Frances O’Rourke is not alone in his desire to confiscate and ban our privately owned firearms.  He is joined by a cadre of Leftists including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  I remind you of a proposal that Joe Biden has floated that he would require everyone who owns an AR-15 to register that weapon per the mandates of the National Firearms Act of 1934.  In case you missed it, that would amount to a surcharge of $200 per AR-15 in your arsenal. What would be next? 

According to the National Rifle Association’s estimate, there are at least 18 million AR-15s owned by Americans.  I am convinced that is a low estimate but taking those numbers you quickly realize that this would amount to a new tax of $3.6 billion.  If you are naïve enough to believe they would stop with the AR-15s you are walking with Alice in Wonderland.

Biden declared, before the election that if he was elected, he would enact legislation to once again ban “assault” weapons.  That is a skewed definition and description of those scary looking firearms.  There are those on the Left who truly believe that banning and confiscating all privately owned firearms would be the magic pill to cure the ills of crime and violence in America.  They are devoid of reason and unable to consider facts.  They, like Diane Feinstein and other Democrats, believe that if the lawful citizens did not have weapons the criminals would lay theirs down too.  WHAT ARE THEY SMOKING OR DRINKING?

Biden has threatened to use the executive fiat to achieve his objective, if Congress does not act to rubber-stamp his proposal.  Those of you who accused Trump of being an autocrat put that in your pipe and smoke it.  It smacks of authoritarianism beyond belief and totally outside the constraints of the Constitution.  But, then when, in recent memory, did the Constitution constrain the Leftists?

Biden has promised or threatened to re-enact the requirement that the Social Security Administration and the V.A. report to the federal background check anyone who has sought treatment for any mental or emotional issue including PTSD or Depression.  Biden’s own website has revealed there is no firearm he is unwilling to target for confiscation.  The Second Amendment is a threat to tyrants, and this would amount to tyranny that cannot be allowed to stand.  He has vowed to use the full weight and force of federal agencies to achieve his agenda and objective. 

The student of history knows the role that ‘gun control’ has played in the rise and dominion of Dictators and Dictatorships.  The Left continues to elicit support for a virtual ‘police state’ in which the politically compliant and complicit would be safe but anyone else would be brutally punished.  The agenda of the Leftists is designed to overthrow our American Society and replace it with a kind of Socialism that leads to Tyranny of epic proportions.

Overthrowing society is dirty work and they have made it clear the only way peace with them can be hoped for is by our compliance with their demands.  If we fail to comply, they will burn our cities, strip us of our rights, incarcerate many who resist, and destroy lives, businesses, and churches in the process.  That will push us to conflict and the Second Amendment will become the major target of the Tyrannical Leftists in power. 

They know they cannot succeed in their agenda as long as American citizens have the right and ability to defend themselves.  Their success depends upon stripping us of that ability and right.  They must end all normal, non-communist views and rid society of constitutionalists and conservatives.  They are also targeting Christians who believe in the Bible and stand for its morals, precepts, and principles.  

The Founding Fathers insisted that the Second Amendment must be kept sacred. It was not designed to enable us to hunt game into perpetuity but because those men understood the dangers of a rogue and tyrannical government.  They realized that if unethical authoritarians and immoral godless politicians gained control everyone would be endangered.  Therefore, they sought to provide a defense mechanism that would keep us safe and cause the government to have second thoughts about a total takeover of our lives and society.  The Left hates that view and is hell-bent to destroy it.

Defunding the police is part of the package.  The weakening of the military and purging the ranks of those who value the Constitution and our Freedoms.  An amazing statistic provided by the FBI in a report entitled “2018: Crime in the United States” broke down murder by the types of weapons used.  Guess what was not at the top, not even close?  That’s right, rifles, AR-15’s or AK-47s.  Do you know what it was?  It was knives!  The FBI reported that there were 1,515 murders with “knives or cutting instruments” and 297 with “rifles.”

Handguns are the major weapon used in firearms deaths, not the so-called ‘assault rifles’ that the Left wants to ban.  Why?  Because the long gun would be more useful in a war than a pistol.  At the beginning of America’s struggle for Freedom, one of the catalysts was the British attempt to ‘confiscate’ firearms.  The Left wants to follow the path of King George III and strip us of our ability to defend ourselves.  The so-called ‘military-style’ weapons are the term they use but it is a façade to hide their real intent.  That is absolute tyrannical rule over us!

One more tidbit.  November 9th was the 81st anniversary of the first day of Kristallnacht, also known as the “night of broken glass.”  For nearly a week the Nazi Sturmabteilung paramilitary forces had carried out a pogrom against Jewish-owned businesses, synagogues, and properties across Germany and related territories.  In that blitz, 267 synagogues and 7,000 businesses were damaged or destroyed and 30,000 Jewish men were incarcerated in concentration camps. 

Hitler insisted that ‘gun confiscation’ was necessary because of the assignation of Nazi diplomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynszpan, a 17-year old German-born Polish Jew living in Paris.  Never let a good crisis go to waste and if you cannot find one manufacture it and fan the flames of paranoia.  I insist that the modern Democratic Party channels the Nazis in the quest to ‘ban guns.’  Sadly, too many Republicans are boarding that destructive train. 

America if we give up our right to “keep and bear arms” we give up our Freedom!  I pray that the millions of people in America who value that right and freedom will ban together and prevent this from becoming a bloody eventuality. 

God bless you and God bless America!

THE PATH OF TYRANNY – Censorship…


World history is replete with examples of Tyranny being achieved on the heels of massive government and media censorship of all opposing views.  The insincere calls by Joe Biden and the Democrats for ‘unity’ are exposed by their actions.  Actions always speak much louder than words.  The proof is in the pudding and what they seem to mean by ‘unity’ is ‘compliance.’ 

The War on Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thought, and Freedom of Religion is escalating and where it ends is unlikely to be good for America or the American people.  What is it about the truth that the Left fear so much that they are willing to use any means to silence all opposing voices?  If what they are advancing is truth and right, then they have nothing to fear by openly and with civility engaging in debate with dissenting voices. 

I have discovered in my decades on this planet that the followers of toxic liberalism and what could be called Luciferin zealots claiming to be learned and checkers of facts causes them to demand censorship and a redefining of truth and history.  An honest heart does not fear the truth but welcomes it for they know that it is liberating.  I believe that it is only those devoid of truth who feel compelled to censor anything that engages in independent thought.  Rational thought is a threat to those following the toxic brand of liberal ideology of today.  The followers of Democratic Socialism dare not allow people to rationalize and think for if they do, the ideology of the Left would be rejected.

Let me get in trouble at the outset of this presentation and use homosexuality as an example.  If that lifestyle choice were a normal sexual practice, there would be no need to instantly and viciously attack anyone who questions that practice as normal or natural.  I believe, you may not, that according to the Bible homosexuality is a sexual sin that requires repentance and rejection to be acceptable to God.  God calls it an abomination.  If you believe it is normal and natural, the fact that I disagree is not a justification to viciously assault me and call for me to be censored, incarcerated, and charged with a hate crime.  Simply debate the situation using factual, scientific, and moral proofs for your position.

Abortion is, in my view, murder.  It can only be called genocide or infanticide.  When I present my arguments for life I am attacked viciously and called everything but a human being.  In my lifetime I have observed the industrialized systematic attempts to exterminate entire generations via abortion.  When I question the duplicity of people literally begging for funds to save abused animals (a good thing) but openly applauding the slaughter of innocent unborn babies, I am attacked viciously. 

Hillary Clinton sought to silence the women bringing accusations against her husband but demanded that women accusing conservatives must be given a voice and believed.  If Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton are truly strong independent women and role models for women everywhere what should we do with their history?  Why was it necessary for Harris to sleep with a long list of married men to climb the political ladder?  Why would Hillary endure a lifetime of public humiliation for the sake of political expediency?

The truth is a sort of kryptonite to the lies and the liars who spread them.  Therefore, it is mandatory that anyone exposing the fraud, criminality, corruption, and hypocrisy of the liberal socialist globalist ideology and agenda be censored and silenced.  The truth is not to be feared but should be welcomed.  The Bible informs us that, ‘the truth will make us free.’  Fear has torment whereas truth emboldens and liberates.  Truth frees the soul, the heart, and mind from the encumbrances of distortion.  Truth, though sometimes painful is therapeutic and brings healing, peace, and freedom.

Our entire world is living in the paralysis of fear.  We are told by the medical experts that it is mandatory that we wear masks, get vaccines, and practice social distancing to protect ourselves from the virus no sweeping the globe.  Those medical experts who disagree are censored and silenced.  Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets have an objective to silence anything that does not follow the Leftist rhetoric.  When they can shut down a sitting president with impunity, what can they do to the rest of us? America was founded on the belief and vision that ‘all people are created equal.’  Our Declaration of Independence proudly announced that we have the God-given right to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” 

The double standard and hypocrisy of the Left and the Tyrannical will never be seen more clearly than in the comparative responses to what happened on January 6, 2021, at the Capitol and the riots, demonstrations, and protests that have been rampant in America.  Those at the Capitol were called insurrectionists and deemed as domestic terrorists committing and act more treacherously than anything in our history.  Those burning looting and causing mayhem even taking over a section of a city and a police station ‘peaceful protestors.’  That is duplicitous and diabolical. I am not defending the events of January 6th nor the events of the previous year or four years by the rioters.

The wizardly wise Congressman from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed, “we came close to nearly half the House dying.”  She made no condemnation of the BLM/Antifa insurrection against federal buildings in Portland, or the call for ‘no USA at all.’  Yet, she deems those at the Capitol white supremacists determined to annihilate all on the Left or of a different ethnicity than they.

She and others have called for the expulsion of Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz for raising objections to the electoral count.  What they did is no different than the Democrats in 2017 and at other times in our history.  It is an allowable provision for Congress but when it is done in opposition or objection to the Tyrannical Liberal Leftists ideology and agenda it is treacherous, treasonous, and demanding of immediate censorship.

The Left, during the Trump presidency, called for people to ‘push back’ against Trump officials if they were met on the streets.  They called for the ‘harassment’ of Trump supporters in restaurants.  There are calls to strip children from parents to deprogram them and indoctrinate them with the Leftist ideological views to save them from conservatism and support for Trump.  Celebrities doing vile things, calling for the rape, sodomization, and murder of Trump family members were not censored.  If anyone who supported the president called them out, those supporters were immediate targets for censorship. 

What we are witnessing is the rise of Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism which is despotic tyranny.  If we do not ensure that our Bill of Rights remains intact and the Constitution restored to its rightful position as the governing guide, we will see Tyranny take control and those who disagree will not only be censored but exterminated.

God bless you and God bless America!

LIFE, LIBERTY, and THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS…


Our Founding Fathers were adamant that all people, all Americans, had certain inalienable and unalterable rights that came directly from our Creator, not the government.  In our Declaration of Independence, this was specified.  The words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident…” leave no question as to their recognition of certain rights and their unwillingness to accept less.  Why should we be any different today in America?

Those incredibly wise and detailed men continued saying, “…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.”  It is astounding to me that some in politics today believe that government has the right to trample, suspend, or modify those rights.  THEY DO NOT! 

The government has no right to tell any American citizen what they can think or even what they can say.  The only caveat is that if what we are saying is inciting riots and inducing sedition thereby endangering our Republic and our people the government can and should intervene.  Intervention is a difficult assertion because it can only mean keeping the public safe not developing a politically correct thought and speech police force.  If anyone becomes a threat to others, they are impeding that person’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 

The government that our Founders established was intended to always be recognized as ‘by the consent of the governed’ not ‘vice versa’.  The government exists and operates, with the consent of the governed.  We are the ones charged with the oversight of the government, not the government charged with the oversight of us.  That is what the federal government has morphed into and poses a serious threat against our liberty and our designed system of government.

Politicians, of all stripes, seem to have developed or adopted the idea that they are our overseers and in the words of some, “the guardians of our democracy.”  The fallacy in that view is, in part, so few seem to understand that we are not a ‘direct democracy’ but a ‘republic’ with a representative government.  A second, fallacy in that line of thought is that the elected politicians seem to think that they are our lords and ladies.  They are not!  They are elected to represent us not rule us.

One of the roots of the development of this type of thinking is found in our modern educational system where Civics, Government, and History are taught incorrectly and inadequately if at all.  I have discussed our system of government with people holding Ph.D.’s in history. Some of them teach in our universities and do not understand our system of government.  Let me rephrase that and say, they may understand, but disagree with it and believe it antiquated.  Their disagreement leads them to become members of the Cancel Culture and Revisionist seeking to sanitize history to their liking.

Historic sanitization only results in the lesser informed being bereft of the benefit of the awareness and lessons in the failures and successes of our forefathers.  America like every other nation has made mistakes and has skeletons in our closet.  History should be taught as it is, not sanitized reinvented, or rewritten to fit a political or ideological narrative.  It is what it is and what it is should be our schoolmaster to help us avoid the mistakes and build upon the successes.

Our Founding Fathers offered the vision of a republic where all people were recognized as being created in the image of God and endowed with inalienable rights.  Every person has the God-given right, a right to be protected by our Constitution, to enjoy Life, Liberty, and the freedom to pursue happiness without government infringement.  That speaks of limited government, not the all-powerful nanny state that is being advanced in today’s political circles. 

Somehow, we have adopted the erroneous view that there must be a complete separation of ‘church and state.’  That view expanded requires a complete separation of moral moorings and moral absolutes from the political.  The desire to silence those who teach and preach the Gospel and the precepts and principles of the Bible relegating them to the confines of the four walls of the church is misguided.  That is not what transpired during our formative years and should not now.  The 19th-century Russian philosopher Vladimir Soloviev, in his work Politics, Law, and Morality wrote: “A complete separation of morality and politics constitutes one of the prevalent errors and evils of our century.”  That is still true today in the 21st-century.  It is a universal truth that is timeless.

The American nation was based on the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.  I use that archaic English term coined by clergyman Richard Hooker in The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (1593).  Thomas Jefferson in his declaration, “in the Course of human Events, it [became] necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands [with an oppressive government] which have connected them [to each other] and assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitle[d] them.”

Joseph Ellis explained in his book The Character of Thomas Jefferson, “Thomas Jefferson, linked American Independence to grand and great forces that transcended the immediate political crisis and swept the imagination upward toward a purer and more principled world.”  We need that today.  We need a return to our moral moorings and a recognition of God’s sovereignty and His bestowal of inalienable rights on mankind.

The right to Life is darkened and tainted in the pro-abortion view.  We claim that everyone has the Right to Life but when it comes to the unborn, their right to live is subordinated to the right of the mother to opt for ending that life.  The juridical parting point is how life is defined by pro-abortion advocates and justices.  The term life is semantically poor.  The Romans did little but Latinize various Greek terms for life. 

Bios: life, in as much as a being, is born and dies in its precariousness and morality. Zoe: eternal life, which has no beginning and no end.  It is a dimension of life that is different from bios, such as divine life.  Psyche: life in motion or movement and is more than bios because it brings things like character into the mix.  Soma: a dimension of life that is inseparable from bios, but which is not reducible to the soma; it can be translated as a body.  Words have meaning. Life is the ability to Live and pursue that which makes us complete in every dimension.  That is God-given Right!

Liberty is more than not being in chains it is the freedom to think, express, develop ideas, dreams, and plans for the pursuit of Life.  Liberty includes freedom from overt and covert governmental infringement upon our ability to live the life that God has granted us.  God gave us liberty and through His Truth, we are liberated.  It is through educational and historic ignorance that our chains are forged, and we are imprisoned by the tyrannical.  It is expressed in censorship and deprogramming of anyone not agreeing with the mandated ideological philosophy.  That strips citizens of the Freedom of Speech and Opinion.  It seeks to make us mindless followers rather than innovators and initiators.

It is stated possibly erroneously that Jefferson changed the third term of John Locke’s trinity “life, liberty, and property” with “the pursuit of happiness.”  That phrase may have been an importation, not an origination by Jefferson.  Our Founding Fathers believed that “pursuing happiness was the foundation of liberty.”  Our founders adamantly sought to protect private property from government infringement. 

Our Founders believed that God has given to every person the right, the undeniable and inalienable right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.  Unless we return to those founding principles, we will watch our republic become a memory and our liberties become controlled and restricted by the government. I continue to trust God, not the Government.

God bless you and God bless America!

IS EVERY POLITICIAN ELECTED ARBITRARILY PUT THERE BY GOD?


I realize that I am about to embark on a journey that will possibly receive criticism and critique from those who normally agree with me and those who never do.  I may find that I have become anathema to both sides of the political aisle and find myself odious to some of my fellow believers.  That being said, I will try to say what I believe the Bible teaches and my view, formulate from that interpretation on the subject.

In Daniel 2:21, the passage that I have heard quoted often regarding political elections.  It says, “It is He (God) who changes the times and the periods; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.”  I do believe that God is the Living God, the One True God, the Sovereign God of the universe!  I believe He puts people in political positions or allows them to ascend to whatever office they occupy! 

In the Book of Daniel, we have the record of Nebuchadnezzar, ruler over the Babylonian Empire 600 years before Christ.  This powerful ruler had a dream or a night vision and after seeking the interpretation from the soothsayers of his realm, Daniel gave him the true interpretation.  In Daniel 4:17, Daniel told the king that God gave the dream, “in order that the living may know the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest of men.” 

Nebuchadnezzar was not a nice person.  He was a vicious tyrant who threw people alive into a furnace to be burned.  Imagine that, a dictator or tyrant having people burned alive.  Does that remind you of anyone in modern history?  He even threatened his advisors with mass murder if they didn’t give him the dream and the interpretation. 

We know from scripture that God hardened the heart of Pharaoh in Egypt until Egypt was brought to her knees because they persecuted the Hebrews.  In Exodus 9:16, God sent Moses to inform Pharaoh, “Indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.”  In Daniel 2:20-21, we find Daniel declaring that God controls world events, removing and setting up kings.

The apostle Paul told the Christians in Rome, “All authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.”  (Romans 13:1) I would be remiss if I did not ask, “Does that mean that God endorses evil leaders with all their flaws and sordid agendas?”  I would insist the answer is NO!  I believe that it means that God has a purpose for humanity, and with America in mind, a purpose for America.  I believe that Romans 8:28 is applicable and that God takes the choices of people and events of life to blend them together with the end in view.  He works all things together for His purposes and our good.  Each thing nor each leader is not good but God as He has done throughout the Bible and history uses them for His purposes.

There are times that God arbitrarily decides who is going to be the leader of any given nation.  I believe that more frequently, He allows people to decide who will lead the nation.  He allows us to make choices, not always good choices, and elect or select people to govern who do not follow the precepts and principles of God’s Word.  I am reminded of Psalms 106:15 referring to the people of God who had been delivered from Egyptian bondage.  In previous verses, we discover the people rebelled against God, forgetting His works, not depending upon Him for guidance, but pursued their own desires.  In verse 15 we read, “And He gave them their request, but sent leanness to their souls.”

Sometimes, in our bad choices or selfish desires, we select or elect bad people to govern us.  God said in Hosea 8:4, “They set up kings, but not by Me; They made princes, but I did not acknowledge them.”  I am not speaking people prophesying that a particular candidate would win the election.  If God said, “Candidate X is going to win, candidate X is going to win!”  The only caveat to that would be if God said, “Candidate X is my desire, and if My people will be obedient and pray, he/she will be elected.” 

I am speaking to the issue of whether we have any choice in who is elected and if God wants someone in the White House or any other office they will occupy that position. He could arbitrarily do that! He is God.  God can do anything He pleases and none of us could question that.  He owns it all, He created it all, and He is LORD over it all.  However, like in the Garden of Eden, He gives us choices and it is in those choices that events transpire.  The fact that something happens does not mean that is His will, it means that is the path we chose.  Sometimes we open the door to evil by making wrong choices or in disobedience.  If we obey, we eat the good of the land.

The apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 2:1-2 gave some incredibly wise and godly advice to all believers.  It is applicable for today’s America and those of us wonder what God could be thinking in allowing the destruction that is being pressed upon us as a consequence of the 2020 elections.  He said, “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings, and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”  I shout Amen, Paul, Amen!

I believe it is necessary that believers everywhere pray for those who are charged with leading the government.  We are not to pray for them to succeed in their agendas if those agendas are converse with the principles of the Constitution or the Bible. 

I am going to tread on thin ice and say that the slaughter of over 61 million unborn babies, the trampling on moral principles, the gender nullification, the assault on the home and family, and the anathema shown toward God and the Bible makes it understandable if God judges this nation.  Peter declared in 1 Peter 4:17, “For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God, and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the Gospel of God?”

In biblical and world history we can see that God has used evil rulers to accomplish His plans and draw His people back to Him.  Habakkuk 1:5-11 is a prophecy in which God relates His intention to raise up Babylon, a ruthless and dreaded nation, to achieve His purposes.  I say that with Romans 8:28 echoing in my heart and encouraging my spirit.  We must never forget the truth of James 1:13 that “God cannot be tempted with evil, and He Himself tempts no one.”

I take comfort in the revelation given in Scripture of the Finished Work of Jesus and His total triumph over the forces of darkness.  People make bad choices and allow evil to prevail but that does not mean that God wanted the evil to transpire or the tyrants to rule.  I believe that He uses those situations to allow people to come to the end of themselves, repent, and realize their need for Him. 

No matter who is in the White House we must never allow fear to reign in our hearts.  We must continue to be rock solid in our belief and confidence that God is God and trustworthy.  I take great comfort in the account in 2 Chronicles 20:1-37 with Jehoshaphat and Israel.  It looked as if certain doom was their fate.  I love the king’s prayer in (vv.6-13).  He reminded God of His promise and the people of their responsibility.  Then a prophet stood and declared the Word of God.  We need to hear God clearly and correctly and then follow His word no matter how things look.  The miracle is incredible and the victory complete!

When we trust God there is no reason to fear!  I do not believe that it was God’s desire for Joe Biden to be president of the United States of America.  However, through many circumstances including bad choices or misguided choices, he now occupies the Oval Office.  What I do believe is that, as in many accounts in the Bible and history, what is meant for evil, God can and will turn for good.  God just may be allowing us to see the depth of corruption, the total abandonment of moral sanity and the Constitution, and when we reach the end of ourselves and turn to Him, He will move!

I believe the most important thing the believer can do today is “Seek God and His Kingdom.”  I believe that we must stand in the gap and make up the hedge.  We must pray and intercede for America.  We must not cast away our confidence in God and make it the purpose of our hearts to “Do His Will.”  We are to be salt and light and we are to influence the world rather than the world influencing us.  Stop listening to the voices that detract from God, His purposes, and promises.  Turn to God’s Word and to God in Prayer and allow your spirit to be refreshed.  We are commissioned to ‘pull down strongholds’, to do the works that Jesus did and greater works.  We are authorized and commissioned to destroy the works of the devil.  We do that with spiritual weapons and trust!

God bless you and God bless America!