WHY I STILL HAVE HOPE…


BLOG POST 1 - Hope

My heart has been heavy over this past year because of the over-the-top diatribe, rhetoric, protests, incessant wrangling and partisan jockeying to hurt, remove or destroy the duly elected President of these United States.  Couple that with the activities or lack of support by the Establishment Republicans and the Never Trump crowd, we have seen a golden opportunity slip through our fingers.  I and many others warned after the election in 2016 that we had a very small window of opportunity given us.  That opportunity was to restore and reclaim our Constitutional Republic, rekindle the Spirit of 1776 advancing the cause of Constitutional Liberty and Freedom, jumpstarting the economy, securing the border, and reestablishing America at the forefront of world policies and politics.  There is a country song by Dierks Bentley, “What Was I Thinkin’” and I often wonder what the Republicans have been thinking?  I have wondered and still do, what they perceive is the benefit of being weights against the progress of the conservative agenda that enabled Donald J. Trump to win the Presidency and the Republicans to maintain control of both Houses of Congress?  I would like to confront each of them and ask, “What Are You Thinking?”  Better yet, “Why Aren’t You Thinking?”

That being said, I STILL HAVE HOPE for America!  NO, I do not think we will successfully drain the Swamp or dismantle the Deep State during President Trump’s first term in office.  There are too many so-called Republicans who claim to embrace the principles of constitutionalism and conservativism who have been and will continue to resist.  What are they thinking?  Do they honestly believe that all their constituents are so blind, dumb, and lazy that we cannot see what is happening and recognize the MISSED OPPORTUNITIES?  I do believe the answer to that is, YES!  They have been successful at the polls enough they believe that we will forgive and forget, or we will never truly understand the damage they are doing and the squandering of opportunities.  HEY, CONGRESS – We are waking up!

Someone asked me, “Roy do you believe it is your assignment to save the world?”  I wish I could, but NO I believe that it is my assignment to INFORM as many people as I can regarding what is happening in politics and life and point them to a BETTER WAY.  I don’t know how many I have won over effecting a change of mind or heart during the past few years of active involvement on Social Media, and speaking wherever and whenever I can to expose the lies and present the truth politically, economically, and societally.  I have a better handle on those I have influenced positively spiritually and that is far more important to me.  Yet, I hope I have been an encouragement to those who are lovers of Liberty and Freedom and American Patriots.  I hope that I have, at times, armed you with information that enables you to solidify your beliefs and counter the leftist liberal arguments of Progressivism and Socialism.  If I have, then my time has been well spent.  On Facebook, I only go a few days at a time before someone bids me adieu because of some stance I have taken either politically, morally, or biblically.  I don’t always know why they left or who it is that left but my friends list decreases.  I only mention that to say, I take heart in the words of Winston Churchill, “You have enemies?  Good.  That means you’ve stood up for something, in your life.”   Jesus said in Luke 6:26, “Woe to you when all people speak well of you and praise you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.”  He went on to admonish us to do good to those that hate us and that is incredibly difficult to do.  However, He did not say concede to their demands that you follow their ideological view when it is contrary to right and reason.  He prayed and urged us to be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”

But why am I still Hopeful?  There are many factors in my HOPE that I wish to mention and know that you will be able to add much more to this list.  I have HOPE because American is a Constitutional Republic.  We are not yet subjected to the whims of a Tyrant or Oligarchy, although the Ole Boy Crowd is trying to force that upon us.  The Courts, although failing at times, still recognize the Constitution as the Law of the Land.  The American people are showing signs of waking up and desiring a return to Constitutionalism in this nation.  We managed to defeat one of the most prolific leftists in modern American history in Hillary Rodham Clinton in November 2016 and maintained control of both Houses of Congress.  The Constitution has provided us a basis of self-government for 241 years, if we use July 4, 1776, as the birthdate of the Republic.  Even Barack Hussein Obama lamented that the Constitution was a document too restrictive on government and that it was a document of “negative liberties.”  He believed as do the leftist that our Rights come from Government, but the Founders and Framers insisted they do not come from man but for the Creator Himself and therefore man has no right to attempt to take them away.  Therefore, providing we can secure the appointment of additional Supreme Court Justices who will honor the Constitution and Rule of Law we will not only survive but thrive and can return to our constitutional and moral moorings that enabled the United States of America to become the great nation she has been for these 200 plus years.

I have HOPE because I believe in God and believe in the power of prayer.  You may vehemently disagree that God’s hand was in the election of 2016 and that is your right, but I believe that the polls were not that wrong UNTIL something changed hearts and minds as they went to the voting booths across this land.  What was that something?  I believe it was God giving America another chance and opening a small window of opportunity for us to RETURN to the Principles upon which this nation was founded and has survived almost 2 ½ centuries.  PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME that I am saying that Donald J. Trump is a saint or even a righteous man.  I don’t know his heart so I will leave that determination to the Lord Himself.  However, I do believe that in his heart of hearts something happened to him to inspire him to run for office with a desire to see America return to her former greatness.  I also believe that during the campaign, based on what I observed and what I’ve heard from some men of God who had direct contact with him, that there was a new or renewed willingness to pursue what is right and needed in America.  He is not the typical political ideologue and therefore his manner of doing things is outside the proverbial politically box.  He is who he is and has always been.  He is a fighter, a businessman, and as most politicians quite egotistical.  I believe that his business background and desire for success affords him the ability to cross political lines to get things done.  He appears more interested in achieving the objective than who he works with to get there.  That can be good and bad depending on the objective and the compromises made.

How can we ignore the incredible rise in the Stock Market, and the willingness to take on difficult issues as well as restoring America’s stance with despots and terrorist to a position of strength?  Again, you may disagree with that assessment, but the judicial appointments encourage me.  However, the inclusion of some Swamp Denizens in his cabinet and the allowing Obama holdovers to remain in various appointive positions is troubling.  I choose to give him the benefit of the doubt and pray that he will do the right thing for America and continue to move us toward a return to Constitutionalism.  If he does that, America will reap the rewards for decades to come.

I have HOPE because I see the opportunity if the GOP Establishment will get out of the way, to solidify the hold on Congress in 2018 and take a giant step in 2020.  It could go bad quickly if the Establishment makes 2018 a carbon copy of 2017 in their resistance to what we voted for and what they promised.  But, I HAVE HOPE that enough people will intercede, become involved in the process, and exercise their Constitutional Right and VOTE for America in every election.

God bless you and God bless America!

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THE QUESTION NOBODY SEEMS TO WANT TO ASK???


BLOG POST 5 - Question Nobody Asks

In today’s politically correct world where the Left continually argue that the millionaires and billionaires are evil, press for redistribution of wealth, and fan the flames of CLASS WARFARE regarding MONEY something is missing, in my view.  When did it become socially, morally, and politically right to take from someone who earned, created, or inherited and give it to someone who did nothing to deserve it?  I have a question for all the HATERS of those who are wealthy, (I am not wealthy or a hater).  If someone is worth $100 today and 3, 5, 10 years later through their entrepreneurial ventures, hard work, or good fortune become worth $100 million how is that wrong and how is it right for you to expect to share in their wealth?

I agree with Thomas Jefferson in his letter to Joseph Milligan dated April 6, 1816, “To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”  James Madison said it in a different way when he addressed the Virginia Convention, “It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects on which Governments are to act; and that the rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. These rights cannot well be separated. The personal right to acquire property, which is a natural right, gives to property, when acquired, a right to protection, as a social right.”  If you earned it, worked for it, invented something or inherited something IT IS YOURS and NO ONE deserves any portion of it other than what you CHOOSE to share with them.  If they are in your employ they deserve their salary and any agreed upon benefits or bonuses you choose to convey to them, NOTHING MORE.  If your good fortune is to become wealthy that is nothing to me unless an inspiration to try harder, venture and risk more and strive to climb that ladder.  The Bible warns against COVETOUSNESS.  It also addresses GREED, but a greedy heart affects me only as I do business with that individual.

Warren Buffett, reportedly worth over $75 BILLION continues to spin the idea that there is something inherently flawed and possible evil in our Capitalist System while enjoying the benefits of that system.  His rhetoric is a page out of the Leftist Playbook and although he and other MULTI-BILLIONAIRES talk about how mistreated and lacking the rest of society is, few of them are opening their checkbooks to those who are on the lower end of the spectrum.  Some of them do, but the problem is not that the system is flawed it is that some do not invest the time, energy, ideas, and pursue the doors of opportunity to achieve that dream of wealth.  Many complain about some from other parts of the world who immigrate to America becoming wealthy.  On one hand, when the government subsidizes those individuals but not natural born Americans I find that objectionable.  But, when I view the work ethic, the entrepreneurial energy and willingness to risk all that produces success I applaud and sometimes am shamed by the fact that I have not demonstrated the same enterprise.

It is my personal view, and that of our Founders and the Framers of the Constitution that PROPERTY RIGHTS are as important as the other rights.  I wonder how it would be perceived today had the Declaration of Independence used the Lockean formula, “life, liberty, and property” rather than “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?”  That would be a death knell to the Leftist Democrat philosophy and argument that the rich are evil and their ability to engender CLASS HATRED in millions.  Would it have caused or cause people to realize that what one has is theirs and if you do not have it is incumbent on you to either recognize you cannot afford it and deal with that or labor and save to acquire it?  Would it have inspired more to RISK in the arena of economics?  Would it diffuse the Class Hatred?  Had that been the stated philosophy in the Declaration of Independence rather than the inferred philosophy it possibly would have an effect on many today.  That was the view of our Founders and Framers and not until we entered the 20th Century where people adopted a mentality of entitlement and political bribery to secure votes people may have envied the rich but they understood a simple truth, forgotten today.  That truth was that what someone else had was theirs and theirs alone!

In the new TAX REFORM bill passed by Congress and signed into law by the President the political views on both sides of the aisle have allowed it to be flawed.  There are good things in it, but there is bad in it as well.  Take the property tax exemptions being reduced, that is bad not for blue states or red states but PEOPLE.  If you used your money to purchase the property it is yours.  Some Republicans called the deduction a government subsidy.  SERIOUSLY?  I paid taxes on the money used to buy the property and now I must pay taxes on the property and now by paying this tax and not being allowed to deduct it, I am paying more taxes or in a very real sense a second tax on that money.  If we had a flat or fair tax I would find it less offensive to take the mortgage deduction away.  However, when anyone argues it is not fair because everyone cannot afford a mortgage I go back to the arguments of Jefferson and Madison and ask, “Is everyone entitled to a mortgage?”  Are we a Socialist country where the government basically owns everything, and everyone has property equally or are we a Free Enterprise nation where our financial system is capitalism?  Are we obligated to guarantee everyone a home, a job, a car, a cell-phone, the internet, a computer, or even healthcare?  Have we become a nation where what you have or what you have earned is not yours but belongs to the government allowing them to redistribute it to whomever they choose? 

If you become a BILLIONAIRE overnight that affects me ZERO and I will never hate you for being so fortunate.  I will fight against envy for that is biblically and morally wrong.  I may admire you and be inspired by your good fortune or success and listen carefully for opportunity’s knock on my door, but hate you I will not.  No, I do not believe that simply being rich makes one evil.  I do not believe that anyone has the right to demand from another what that person has earned or owns.  It may be morally questionable for them to horde their wealth and ignore the plight of others, but I have no right to demand they SHARE THE WEALTH.  I have the right to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” which would include the right to attempt to climb the ladder of success.  I personally, invested most of my adult life in the gospel ministry and in that have not amassed a lot of this world’s goods.  That is not a complaint because I would not trade my experience and service for the billions of the Warren Buffets of this world.  I know what it is to live from paycheck to paycheck or offering to offering.  I know what it is to pray your vehicle from one destination to another asking for divine help in keeping it intact and running because there was not enough money to replace or repair it.  I know what it is like to make $50 per week and spend $25 every two weeks at the doctor’s office caring for a child.  I know what it is like to be POOR and I know what it is like to have enough to not worry about things like I mentioned.  As the apostle Paul, “I know what it is like to be abased and to abound” but neither is my focus.  If I ENVY you and allow HATE to develop a root of bitterness will develop and I will be affected and others as well.  I, as do most of you, know some wealthy people who are incredibly generous and some who are stingy.  I believe Luke 6:38, “Give, and it will be given to you.  They will pour into your lap a good measure – pressed down, shaken together, and running over [with no space left for more].  For with the standard of measurement you use [when you do good to others], it will be measured to you in return.”  What you GIVE you GET.  You reap WHAT you sow, LATER than you sow, and MORE than you sow.  If you have abundance, I praise God for you that He has blessed you so.  If you have lack, I pray to God that He provide your every need according to His riches in Glory in Christ Jesus.  Yes, I connect my faith to my politics and make no apology for it because it has shaped my worldview and life view.

God bless you and God bless America!

 

 

WHAT WE NEED IS A SPIRITUAL REVIVAL AND RENEWAL…


BLOG POST 2 - Revival

I am cognizant that some who read what I write do not share my Christian faith and may disagree with my assertion or argument that what America needs is a Spiritual Revival or Renewal.  I believe that this nation has drifted from its moral moorings and the only way we are going to truly restore, revive, preserve, and perpetuate our Republic is to return to our moral and spiritual moorings as well as our constitutional foundations.  I do not believe that is possible aside from a God.  There again, if one does not believe in God or does not believe God involves Himself in the affairs of men, my argument may be like fingernails on a chalkboard.  But, if you do believe in God and can see, even slightly, the drift in our moral foundations I would encourage you to engage in Prayer for this nation.

Some argue vehemently and stand staunchly against anything biblical being connected to matters of state.  They adopt the argument of “Separation of Church and State” as being a mandate to eliminate everything biblical or of the Christian faith from physical properties or political deliberations in government.  I disagree!  I do believe, as is detailed in our Constitution and validated in the writings of our Founders and the Framers of the Constitution that WE THE PEOPLE should be allowed the Free Exercise of our Faith and Worship. I also believe, as that document details that the State SHOULD NOT establish a national church or name any religion as the State Religion.  Additionally, I believe that the teachings of the Bible and the precepts taught in the Christian Religion were an integral part of the deliberations of those men who hammered out our Constitution and System of Government.  I believe that the moral precepts and principles taught in the Bible have been a strong fiber in our preservation as a Republic for these 200 plus years.  You may disagree and that is your right.

I cannot ignore the many references those men made to the Bible and how important they believed its truths were to our society.  That is evidenced by their inclusion of the Bible in public education, their prayers for God’s favor in deliberations, the fact that Congress printed a Bible for public consumption, and much more.  I am sure that many of you are aware that the Capitol Building, often served as a home for religious gatherings in times past.  Today, that would incur the ire of many and would land in the courts in protest.  Amazingly, our Framers and the Founders did not see it as a violation of the so-called “Separation” many demand today.  For most of the 1800’s, the Capitol building also served as a Church building and became the largest congregation in Washington, D.C. It also hosted Christian gatherings other than weekly church worship services.  In 1844, according to Congressional records: Congress ordered that the use of the Hall of this House (the Capitol) be allowed to the American Bible Society on Tuesday evening next.

It was in that particular gathering that John Quincy Adams, a very elderly man and serving as a member of the House of Representatives as well as an officer in the American Bible Society addressed the gathering in the House Chamber.  The same room he would die in three years later.  He reminisced about his decades of involvement with the Society and said: “Fellow citizens and members of the Bible Society: In taking the chair as the oldest Vice President of the society, I deem myself fortunate in the opportunity… to bear my solemn testimonial of reverence and gratitude to that Book of books, the Holy Bible… Having been taught in childhood the unparalleled blessings of the Christian Gospel, in the maturity of manhood I associated with my brethren of that age for spreading the light of that Gospel over the face of the earth [the American Bible Society was founded in 1816 by several distinguished Found Fathers] … It is a soothing consolation to my last hours that having so long been associated in this cause with the fathers, I still find myself associated in it with the sons.” 

He was so thrilled with the fact that this society and Christianity was able to express itself in the Hallowed Halls of the American Capitol he reportedly wept.  He believed and expressed his belief that the Society would continue and that our government would always recognize the importance of the Bible and God in our deliberations.  Sadly, he was wrong!  Rather than continuing to recognize the Bible’s importance in life and government the litigations to prevent that continue to increase in number each year.

He concluded his remarks saying: “The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith.  Whoever believes in the Divine Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth.  Never since the foundation of the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to hope than they appear to be at the present time.  And may the associated distribution of the Bible proceed and prosper till the Lord shall have made “bare His Holy arms in the eyes of all the nations, and the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.”  Isaiah 52:10

I believe that the greatest need America has today in all aspects including social, economic, and political is a return to our founding principles and, in my view, that will ONLY COME through a Spiritual Revival and Renewal.  Therefore, I call all who believe in prayer and follow the Christian Religion to join me in praying for America.  We cannot overcome hate with hate.  We cannot survive divided to the point of violence in our society.  We cannot prosper as a nation when we violate the basic principles of Human Rights and Human Dignity.  We cannot devalue human life to the place that it is an afterthought to slaughter millions of innocent babies in the womb.  Some politicians are advancing the idea of “full term abortions” and how that can be deemed anything, but murder is beyond my ability to comprehend.  Our Framers and the Founders established this Republic on a basic principle that we must return to All men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights including, LIFE, LIBERTY, and the pursuit of HAPPINESS.”  No one is owed anything except the right to pursue their inalienable rights.

God bless you and God bless America!

 

AMERICA, I WEEP FOR YOU…


BLOG POST 3- Weeping

Before you attempt to castigate me for that statement and attack my personal view and beliefs, let me ask, “Do you not see a deterioration in moral fabric in this beloved nation?”  If you do not, then what I have to say will be like fingernails on a chalkboard to you and I suggest you stop reading now UNLESS you are willing to consider views other than your own.  If you do see the deterioration and are willing to consider other views, I invite you to hear what I have to express and if it resonates you can take the appropriate action but if it doesn’t you can dismiss it.  It is entirely your decision.

I am weeping for my nation because of the hate, the divisiveness, the hypocrisy, and the departure from any reasoned attempts at discussing the problems facing us today.  Rudyard Kipling’s Poem “The Ballad of East and West” contains the infamous line that could be modified and appropriately describe the division between segments of our society.  Kipling wrote, “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet…”  I suggest that we could adapt that and correctly say, “Right is Right and Left is Left and never the twain shall meet…” or “Liberalism is Liberalism and Conservativism is Conservatism and never the twain shall meet…”  I would not say, “Democrats are Democrats and Republicans are Republicans and never the twain shall meet” because in the Establishment of both Parties they do meet and are often unified in their ideological belief in Big Government.

There are those who seek to create such a division between ethnicities that the only likely conclusion is bloodshed and that causes me to weep.  There are those who want to “fundamentally transform America” from being the Constitutional Republic our Framers and Founders hammered out and that makes me weep.  There are those who seek to so blur the lines of distinction between male and female that there we become a genderless society, and that makes me weep.  There are those who seek to instill such political correctness in America that only the views, ideologies, and agendas of the Liberal Leftist are acceptable and mandate by law that all comply, and that makes me weep.  There are those who feel justified in trashing, vilifying, and attacking any view, not in harmony with their own, and that makes me weep.  There are those who seek to eliminate God and anything from the Bible from society, destroy the traditional family and make morality and ethics an antiquated adventure, and that makes me weep.  There are those who seek to destroy our national sovereignty and make America a borderless nation where constitutional citizenship is meaningless and thereby rob us of our nationality, and that makes me weep.  There are those who would infringe upon our inalienable rights and impose on everyone their narrow views politically, morally, ethically, and societally, and that makes me weep.

In the midst the ever-expanding revelation of the apparent moral atrocities of Harvey Weinstein, Saturday Night Live failed to skewer him as they have the President and others.  That was a bit curious but is reflective of a condition in America that is cause for weeping and concern.  They had gone after Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Anthony Weiner, Donald Trump, and others but not one peep about Weinstein.  WHY?  When Lorne Michaels the creator of the show was asked about that, his response was revealing and hypocritical.  He said, “it’s a New York thing” because Weinstein is apparently from New York.  Seriously?  Could I ask, “Where is President Trump from?”  I do believe it is New York so why give Harvey Weinstein a pass and skewer the President at every opportunity?  It stems from the view that only the view of the Liberal Left is acceptable and anything and everything is excusable if committed by a Democrat or Leftist.

The co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che demonstrated further cause for weeping at the divisiveness, hypocrisy, and moral deficiency existing in this nation.  They also highlighted the lack of rational reason and used their show to promote “gun control” in a supposititious manner.  They were highly disturbed the Stephen Paddock owned 47 guns and I contend the number of guns is not the problem but the intent and purpose he had for those guns.  Jost in a clearly self-righteous manner said, “No one should own 47 of anything!”  He continued his diatribe saying, “If you own 47 cats you are not a responsible cat owner, you are a crazy cat lady.  And unlike with guns, the government will actually come and take you cats away because everyone agrees that’s insane.”  Do you see his inference?  According to Mr. Jost, if we don’t want the government to take away our guns he deems us insane.  His co-host chimed in saying that someone needs to tell the gun-owing “snowflakes” they can’t buy firearms in excess.  We are the snowflakes?  I laughed at the idiocy of that statement.  He then went on a rant saying, “I mean, why is it so hard to get gun control in this country?  I mean, who are these delicate snowflakes that we can’t just tell, ‘No, you’re not allowed to have 40 guns anymore, Earl.”  He then suggested a gun buyback program and inferred that gun owners were men with undersized male genitalia.  The vulgarity of these self-proclaimed experts on what is best for society is disgusting and reveals a problem in this nation concerning our moral fabric and our drift in our moral moorings.

I weep for America because there are professors in college classrooms telling their students that the problems existing today are caused by white men, conservatives, Christians, and guns.  They provide encouragement and even incitement of violence against that which they do not agree with, and that is cause for weeping.  I weep for America that the former first lady could seriously tell her followers that blacks do not trust the Republican Party because it is “white men” and that any woman that did not vote for Hillary did not like her own voice.  That is sexist and racist and is a cause for concern because it fans the flames of hate that have been growing in an ever-increasing manner over the past eight years.

I weep for America because, in my view, we have drifted from our moral and spiritual moorings and become so self-centered and suffer from such a sense of entitlement many believe they are owed what they do not have and violence is an acceptable means of acquiring it.  Our Founders and Framers possibly never envisioned a time in which there would be such a deterioration of our founding principles we would disintegrate as a Republic.  However, I am convinced they saw it, repeatedly warned against it, and made provision whereby we could avoid it.  I weep because we have not listened and have allowed a morally and ethically deficient mindset to become prevalent.

You may totally disagree with me and that is your right and choice.  My views are admittedly formed from my religious and conservative beliefs.  I long for us to become, once again, that nation where the inalienable rights of all mankind are honored.  We can be that great nation that has been a beacon for the world if we are willing to do what is necessary to return and embrace those principles that made America the America that earned the respect of the world.  The America that was the envy of the world.

God bless you and God bless America!

MY CRYSTAL BALL IS BROKE… But…


BLOG POST 1 - Crystal Ball Broken

I don’t have a crystal ball so it isn’t broken BUT I can see the writing on the wall and know some of the tactics and patterns practiced by the Leftist and Deep State.  Therefore, I am 100% convinced that several things are absolute with regard to the trumped-up Russian investigation and the ever-expanding probe of Special Counsel Robert Muller.  He has already gone far beyond the scope of the proposed investigation and has used some very questionable tactics in his investigation and serving of warrants, etc.  He has a directive from the Leftist, Democrats, Establishment Elites, and the Deep State to FIND SOMETHING.  Not necessarily the truth but something that can damage Donald J. Trump and possibly end his presidency.

He, as did James Comey, already has enough documented evidence on Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and Barack Obama to indict not to mention the illegalities of his buddy James Comey.  But, I’ll bet you a dollar to a donut hole that he will NEVER bring anything forth against any of them.  He, as have the Democrats and media found the net empty regarding any Russian collusion between Trump and the Russians so he must turn his attention to subordinates, volunteers, and family members of the president to try to pressure him to resign or allow Congress to issue articles of impeachment.  I do not gamble but I would hazard a guess that before they are through SOMEONE connected to President Trump will be indicted or offered a deal to turn on Trump.  It won’t matter if it is true or not, all they need is someone connected to Trump to say that he is guilty.  He has already been tried and convicted in the minds of the Leftist, Democrats, Establishment Elites, and the Never Trumpest so any suggestion by someone connected regardless of how remotely or closely that he either knew or was involved in something illegal or unethical.  Will they get it?  When it comes to people’s freedom and ability to continue to make money one never knows.

We know that James Clapper has lied repeatedly to Congress about the scope of their eavesdropping on people connected to the president.  We know that the Obama team has acknowledged they unmasked citizens who were not connected to any foreign threat and it is clear those being unmasked were exposed for political purposes.  We know that the criminal activities of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and her aid or employee and those of Hillary Clinton and many others have been ignored and it is troubling that the Republicans would allow this to continue but equally troubling that they have not demanded a Special Counsel to investigate the activities of the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton.  WHY HAVE THEY NOT?  The answer is simple, in my mind.  It is because they also hate Trump and want this person they consider an interloper removed and a clear message sent to all “outsiders” that they are not welcome in the political pool.  They want to put enough trepidation in the hearts of any person from outside the Establishment about the consequences of running they have little opposition.  How can we fix that?  VOTE THE ESTABLISHMENT OUT.

I cannot explain why Donald Trump backed Luther Strange in Alabama over Judge Roy Moore a true Constitutional Conservative.  There are many possibilities including the idea that if the President backed Mitch McConnell’s man Mitch might be more willing to advance the things the president wants.  If that is the thought, Mr. President, I suggest you begin a watch party for unicorns on the South Lawn and have someone document every flying pig they see flying overhead.  IT AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN!  Mr. President, if you truly meant what you said during the campaign and have demonstrated, at least somewhat as president, then you need Senators like Roy Moore not Establishment Elitist like Mitch McConnell and his man Luther Strange.

How many of the Republicans in Congress would vote to Impeach if the articles were presented?  How many in the Senate would vote to convict if the President were Impeached by the House of Representatives?  It is one thing for the House to Impeach a president and we must never forget that impeachment is usually a political statement.
As we saw with Bill Clinton it is meaningless UNLESS the Senate votes to convict and remove from office.  I do not trust the Establishment Republicans any more than I trust Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff or any of the leading Democrats.  The Establishment of both parties working with the International Organizers are out to destroy this president and eventually this Republic.  I don’t know if anything will be forthcoming before the mid-term elections but I would suggest it is highly likely that sometime next year there will be a bombshell of some kind dropped with the intent of defeating the Republicans in the mid-term and restoring control to the Democrats.  If they regain power and control, the proverbial fat lady will have already sung and we can kiss the Constitutional Republic goodbye.  UNLESS, and this is a big UNLESS.  Unless we lock arms, become of one mind, and exhibit such commitment and determination that we go to the polls in great numbers and vote out the Democrats and vote in candidates who will honor the Constitution.  Voting out the Democrats is priority number one and close behind is voting out, during the primaries, the Republicans who DO NOT honor the constitution or their commitment to us.

Some do not believe as I, but as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I urge everyone who prays to seriously and earnestly pray for America.  God, please bless America again and restore us to our foundational principles and return us to our moral moorings and let us once again be a true beacon of hope to the world.  God, bless you and please stay engaged.

 

MASS MURDER IN THE UNITED STATES – What Is the Root Cause?


BLOG POST 2 - Mass Murder

There are no simple answers but there are some potential solutions and almost none of them coming from the Left in this country.  Sadly, there are virtually no answers coming from the Republicans either, but there are reasons and remedies for some of what happened in Las Vegas, at the Softball Field in Washington, DC and many of the mass shootings that have transpired in these United States of America.  I do not pretend to have the answers and may have none, but let me advance some ideas that I have through years of studying people, my faith, prayer, and what I have pieced together from many other sources.  If any of it resonates with you, wonderful and if not, then you are free to form your own conclusions or continue in a state of perplexity wondering Why and possibly laying blame at the wrong doorstep(s).

What do we know about the Las Vegas shooter?  At the time of this writing, not much other than his name, Steven Paddock and that he has a girlfriend who was out of the country at the time of the rampage, named Marilou Danley.  We know that he murdered almost 60 people and wounded over 500 more.  We know that he had about two dozen weapons in his hotel room and almost that many more in his residence along with thousands of rounds of ammunition and explosives or explosive materials.  We know he had modified the semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons with the “bump stock” and some reports have indicated that one of them might have been modified to full auto.  We know that he had no known criminal record, and reportedly no religious or political affiliation.  We know he was seemingly financially well off and that he was 64 years of age.  That tells us virtually nothing as to why he did this or what might have triggered this action.

It would be impossible to say this was simply an impulsive action or spur of the moment for the intricate details of the apparent planning suggests this was a lengthy developing plan and his target was specifically chosen for any number of reasons.   It also suggests that he was not alone.   It could be he chose this event because of a large number of potential victims.  It could be that he chose this music festival because it was an easy target.  It could be that he chose this event because they attendees were country music fans and as many on the left have suggested were probably largely Republicans and/or Trump supporters.  However, if he had no religious or political motivation that seems unlikely, but cannot be ruled out.

BLOG POST 2A - Most Wanted

His father was on the FBI’s most wanted list, having escaped from prison in 1969 and lived on the run until 1978 when he was arrested in Oregon. Is that germane?  I don’t know but it is another piece of the puzzle that cannot be summarily dismissed as inconsequential.  Until and if there is a real determination of his MOTIVE nothing can be overlooked, including the claim of ISIS that he was a recent convert and an ISIS Soldier.  The FBI and Law Enforcement determined that was not the case in just 36 hours and have gone a full year without determining the absence of any collusion between Donald Trump and Russia.  But, that is not my point in this.  My objective is to see if there is anything that connects the dots in the mass shootings in America, and much that is going on in our present society.  I believe there is something worthy of note.

Another piece of the puzzle is the fact that just before this event he wired large sums of money to the Philippines and his girlfriend was either in the Philippines or Japan.  How they don’t know for certain is a bit of a mystery but then we are talking about our FBI and considering some of their more recent faux pas I can understand.  Philippine authorities are looking into photos that indicate Mr. Paddock was in that country in 2012 or 2013.  What was his reason for being there?  Has he had any connection with International Terrorist or Subversive Groups?  I know the authorities have ruled that out but can it be ruled out?  Why do I say that?  Simply because ISIS has a very strong presence in the Philippines and they have claimed responsibility for the carnage.

BLOG POST 2B -Root Causse

But on to my thoughts on WHY and WHAT we can or should be focusing on.  It is not, as Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Kimmel, and the entire chorus of Leftist – GUNS and the NRA.  That is not the problem.  We can increase background checks and have more stringent gun laws and this man apparently would have been able to walk through all those doors with no problem.  Criminals do not care what the Law is but this man had no apparent criminal record, therefore, would have been able to purchase guns legally.  The NRA had nothing to do with this event and they are probably at the forefront of “gun safety” and “gun training” promotions.  They DO NOT run the Republican Party or Control Politics in this country.  That is a political talking point that is baseless.  We have the inalienable right of self-defense and the Framers and Founders believed the 2nd Amendment MUST NEVER BE INFRINGED UPON.  So, do I.

We can target MENTAL HEALTH and that will not resolve the problem, at least not with the present process and prescriptions being offered.  I suggest that it is a MENTAL ISSUE but not as most think. I believe it is an ATTITUDE PROBLEM that is being promoted, engendered, inspired, and enabled by our multi-generational thrust to make people Victims in our Society and to absolve them of all responsibility.  We have a growing number of people in our present society that take NO RESPONSIBILITY for the actions or how their lives have turned out.  They blame someone or something and are deeply entrenched in a Victim Mentality.  The Democrats and the Leftist are determined to encourage as many as possible to adopt this mentality and tell them to be angry and desire revenge or retribution and if they vote Democrat that party will avenge them.  That is conducive to a total collapse in our society.  We have 20% of college students now expressing their belief that it is acceptable and justified for violence to be committed against anyone not agreeing with their ideological positions and who offend them.

When a person accepts no responsibility, they have no moral bumper to provide a check to their retaliation and since they are not to blame and not responsible for what has happened in their lives they are absolved of any guilt for acting out in violence.  That is what we are seeing in ANTIFA, the riots of BLM, the KKK, and the Aryan Brotherhood and many other groups.  It is not simply white supremacy or black supremacy it is a pervasive attitude that I AM A VICTIM.  It is the attitude that says, “If I can eliminate you (whatever it is that has victimized me) I will be okay.”  This opens the door to such deception and destroys all moral moorings to the point that the only life that matters is their own and often they are willing to throw away that life to satisfy a desire for revenge and retaliation.

The hate that is being promoted today especially by those on the Left is the breeding ground for this mentality and is the root cause of events like Las Vegas.  We can pass all the laws we desire and the problem will not be resolved.  We can increase funding for Mental Health Treatment and the problem will not be resolved.  I saw a tweet from a preacher that said, “Let’s pray that only Trump supporters die.”  Hey, Preacher, you should never step into another pulpit until you have repented before God and the nation.  You are expressing a view that is completely opposite of the Bible that promotes love and forgiveness.  When people on the Left can say as did the former vice president at CBS that the country music attendees were likely Trump supporters and deserved no sympathy for being slaughtered.  She called Republicans “Repugs” short for Repugnant and many others have chimed in to express their belief that if you were at a country music festival you were an ignorant, red-neck, gun-toting conservative that deserved to die.  That is part and parcel to the problem.

BLOG POST 2D - Enemy Within

If we are going to turn the corner on this type of situation in America it is going to require us as a society to return to a mindset that has been around since the beginning of man, “You are responsible for you and must be accountable for your choices.”  If life hands you a lemon don’t simply suck on the sour fruit, turn it into lemonade and determine that this too is temporary.  If you blame others for your difficulties you will never learn to overcome them and will always be an angry retaliatory person and doom yourself to the plight you blame others for.  I am not saying that if you try harder, work diligently, and refuse to blame others your life will magically be transformed into success.  No one owes you anything and no one is responsible for you – THAT IS YOUR JOB. 

We need to stop the insanity in our classrooms, that of the Hollywood Elitist, the political activist, and the politicians and begin anew to teach personal responsibility and accountability.  We need to strive to teach our children that no matter your ethnicity, religious affiliation, political persuasion or socioeconomic status you are the most significant piece of success in life’s puzzle.  We need to teach our kids to dream big dreams and inspire them to strive to achieve those dreams with a spirit of thanksgiving and respect.  We need to teach them to be motivated by what others have but never become envious and covetous to the point that they blame others and hate those who do not look like them or are in the same socioeconomic condition.  We need to teach them the truth of the words of our Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness…” 

We can return to our founding principles and in my view, to God, and although we will not stamp out evil, we will move much further toward reducing the type of carnage that was witnessed in Las Vegas than any Gun Control, Gun Confiscation or any mandates from government about how we are to think, speak, or live.  Only a few decades ago this type of behavior and mentality was extremely rare, but today it is becoming the norm rather than the exception.

lease forgive me for being so lengthy but I felt that I needed to weigh in on this in one setting rather than in a series of posts.  God bless you and God bless America is my prayer and desire!

 

TODAY’S TROUBLED WORLD NEEDS ANSWERS MORE THAN EVER…


EASTER - Risen

Unapologetically, I affirm my faith in God and declare that Jesus is my Lord and Savior.  I celebrate this day as a remembrance of His resurrection but also that He came, lived, died, rose from the dead, and is now ascended to the right hand of the throne of God making intercession for us.  THAT IS HOPE, at least for me!  I know the transformation that took place in my life when I repented of my sins and received Him as my Lord and Savior and others took note immediately.

We are living in a world filled with chaos and incredible evil and need HOPE in a time of hopelessness.  We are seeing the rise of Islamic Jihadism and Terror slaughtering innocent people by the scores in the name of their god.  While that is happening we are often chided that to speak truth about what is happening is to be suffering from bigotry, racism, or a phobia of some kind and that is not who we are as Americans.  I suggest that is exactly who we are and have always been.  We have been people who valued the influence of the Bible and God in our lives and were willing to honestly face the issues, deal with the problems, and fight to defend our Freedom and Families and do so out of our Faith.

If America were the people that this president, Hillary, Bernie, and many on the Republican side tell us we are, we would have lost World Wars I & II.  Had we been the kind of people they suggest the Cold War would likely have not ended but escalated into a Hot War with nuclear ramifications.  Now, because of the push to be the kind of people they declare we have a hostile irrational and often unhinged North Korea with nuclear weapons, Iran rapidly moving toward acquiring them, and ISIS running rampant throughout the world and promising to bring their brand of terror to America’s shores.  That should not be acceptable to any American regardless of political persuasion.

I believe in Faith and Forgiveness.  I believe in peace and turning the other cheek but I also believe that when there are those who declare they are doing god a service to destroy all who do not believe and adhere to their brand of religion it is time to TAKE UP ARMS and fight.  The Bible authorizes and I believe instructs us to “care for our own” and that caring includes protecting and defending them from harm.  If an intruder breaks into your house with the intent to harm you and/or your family and steal your possessions do you think it bigoted, racist, or phobic to STOP THEM?  I do not, and have no fear of facing my creator after having stopped them. 

America needs answers on so many fronts but one that continually tugs at my heart is we need to find our moral mooring again and return to the foundational principles that made this nation great.  We cannot do that with the leftist agenda nor a passive agenda as some in the Republican Party suggest.  The time for talk is passed and now is the time for serious actions to deal with the issues at hand.  Therefore, I pray and urge each of you to pray seriously, fervently, passionately, and faithfully for America.  We need God today as much if not more than ever.

HAPPY EASTER!  God bless you and God bless America!