HOW MUCH DOES CHINA OWN IN AMERICA?


Some of us have been concerned for several years over the increased foreign ownership of land in the United States of America.  I can envision no scenario in which it is a good policy to allow foreign governments or foreign agents to own land, businesses, infrastructure, etc. in the United States of America.  I say that with emphasis when it comes to those who are clearly our adversaries, not our friends, such as China or Russia.  Yet, it continues to transpire and how much they own is not fully discernable but what we know is frightening.

The ownership of farmland by China is incredibly disconcerting to this American.  Farmland, the source of our food supply owned by China should cause the hair on the back of all American’s necks to stand on end.  If you cannot see the danger in that you are not thinking.  If they control the land, they control the supply, the price, and thereby have the power to cause starvation in the USA. 

Imagine an administration that is in bed with the Chinese government and what that would mean to America if China decided to do the abhorrent and reduce our food supply.  Wait, you don’t have to imagine it we have one today in the Biden administration.  An administration that seems to be owned by Xi and the Chinese along with his family.  Does that bode well for America and Americans? 

What we know and is open to public view is probably a drop in the bucket to reality.  But what we know is deeply disconcerting.  We have a sprinkling of U.S. lawmakers who have expressed concern over the increased Chinese purchases of American farmland.  They may be responding after the cows are out of the barn, but at least some of them are taking note.  Will they be able to do anything?  Not unless we gain a change in the presidency, Congress, and the courts. What I mean is, not unless we strip the power from the grips of the liberal leftist globalist and put it in the hands of those who will fight for America.

At the outset of 2020, Chinese investors owned a minimum of 192,000 acres of U.S. agricultural land valued at about $1.9 BILLION.  In 2018 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that China’s agricultural investments in other nations had grown more than tenfold.  That demands questions?  Why?  But the answer is so clear and threatening everyone should insist that the U.S. government implement laws to prevent it from happening in America before it is too late.

Surely everyone can see the danger in allowing China to control our food supply.  We are paying subsidies to foreign-owned land in the United States.  Seriously, we are paying them to destroy us!  How can anyone think that is a good idea?  Some states are taking action that imposes restrictions on foreign ownership of farmland, but it may be too little too late.  We are rapidly headed toward a Chinese-owned agricultural monopoly and if that happens, America is toast.

By doing a little more research in an effort to find some of the hidden portions of this iceberg I discovered that at least 30 million acres of American farmland are owned by foreign investors.  That is a portion of land roughly the size of Mississippi or Pennsylvania.  That is deeply disconcerting.

Six states currently have bans on foreign ownership of farmland:  Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Oklahoma.  Hey American States, including my home Texas, why haven’t you followed suit? 

It is not just farmland that China is purchasing but residential properties as well.  China owns more residential real estate than any other foreign country.  They have massive holdings on the West Coast and impact the real estate market.  They also have incredible influence over the American media and our national policies are being dictated by pro-China advocates and rhetoric.

The New York Times, for example, their largest shareholder Carlos Slim has close ties and business ventures with Chinese firms in the pocket of the Chinese government.  His Giant Motors have a vested interest in China’s JAC Motors engaged in penetrating the Latin American market with designs on the U.S. market.

The Washington Post (WaPo) under the ownership of Jeff Bezos and many of Amazon’s biggest-selling products such as Echo, and the Kindle are manufactured in China.  It is fiscally profitable for Bezos and the WaPo to back China even if it means losing our Republic.  The globalists are not concerned about the America of our Founders they are concerned about a globe filling their coffers and enhancing their power, control, and influence.

Cable News Network (CNN) is a property of WarnerMedia which is so closely tied to China it might as well be called Chinese News Network.  If you recall how CNN reacted to the Wuhan virus you can see what I’m suggesting.  Couple that with NBC, ABC, and Bloomberg, and you quickly realize how much influence China has in the American media.  Therefore, their propaganda is presented 24/7/365 and the followers of those media outlets drink the Kool-Aid and regurgitate the rhetoric.

China has long owned Hollywood and is seeking to control the content that America sees via the Big Screen, the television, and various social media platforms including TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

I am doubly concerned to learn that the Chinese are buying strategic land in Texas.  In 2020 they purchased over 100,000 acres in West Texas for what is deemed an economic project.  The U.S. Intelligence believes, as do I, that this is less economic and more intelligence gathering.  Interestingly, this land is framed by the pristine Devils River, the legendary Pecos River in West Texas borderlands of Val Verde County.

Beginning in 2015, GH America Investment Group has purchased over 130,000 acres of property in Val Verde County.  You will not be surprised to learn that GH America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Xinjiang-based Guanghui Industry Investment Group.  Must I remind everyone that Xinjiang is notorious for its so-called re-education camps, where China detains Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities against their wills and violates their human rights?  Why do they want in America?  Could that be a clue?

Pay attention to the fact that China emerged from the COVID-19 shock earlier than the rest of the world and is planning for the long term.  China outpaced the United States in attracting foreign direct investment for the first time in history. 

If America is loaded with corrupt politicians owned by China, where does that lead?  If the American Media is controlled by China and we are lambasted with pro-China rhetoric constantly, where does that lead?  If we continue the Big Tech censorship of anything regarding the agenda of the Leftists and the Globalists, where does that lead?  If American business continues to be undercut by Washington, where does that lead?  If our American culture and core values continue in the crosshairs of the Leftists and Washington, where does that lead?  It leads to the demise of America.

If we allow China to own us, we will find our liberty only a faint memory and our children’s children will become serfs to a foreign godless entity that will make their lives a living hell.  That will be the legacy we leave to our children.  I am not willing to quietly let that happen.

Therefore, I am committed to sounding the alarm and standing for Faith, Family, and Freedom!  Will you join the rest of us so committed?

God bless you and God bless America!

I CAN’T VOTE THE DEMOCRAT’S PLATFORM – – Here’s Why…


I have had people who are fellow believers in the Lord Jesus Christ ask why I say I can’t vote for the Democrats or the Democratic platform.  They often use arguments about the character or allegations against a Republican or Conservative in the race and compare apples to peas.  They talk about principle and contend that the Republicans are without compassion and the Democrats are the Party of the little man.  Sometimes they even attempt to use the Bible to defend their position.

This article will likely put me in hot water with the PC Police and will aggravate some to use the delete button on our Facebook friendship.  If that happens, it happens, but I believe in Freedom of Speech.  I believe the Bible.  I believe in God.  I believe that some things are so glaringly anti my core foundational convictions that I must address them.

I am going to list a few items that prevent me from voting for the Democrats because of their Party Platform.  Even if the individual Democrat in the race appears to hold many of the views and convictions I hold, their national platform and the history of Democrats voting in Congress precludes me from pulling the lever for that candidate.  Overall, the Republican Party’s national platform has more closely aligned with my views than the Democrats.  At this juncture, there is no viable alternative to the two main political parties.  Will that change?  Time will tell.

First, the matter of Life is probably the number one issue on my list.  I believe in Life!  I believe in the declarations of the Bible regarding life, and I believe in the principles espoused in the Declaration of Independence.  I believe the objective of the 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.”

Abortion is a deal-breaker for me!  If a Party or Candidate supports abortion, no matter which side of the aisle they identify with, I cannot vote for that candidate.  I would be in a dilemma were both the Democrat and Republican in a race embraced the Pro-Choice view and the modern view of post-birth abortion, I would either not vote or write in a candidate’s name.  I could not with good conscience vote for either of them.

I believe that birth begins, at a minimum, at conception.  I go to Psalm 139 as my first reference. In Psalm 139:13-16, we read, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made your works are wonderful,    I know that full well.15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”  You may not accept God’s view, but it is my cornerstone.

When I turn to science and medicine, I find things so amazing and disturbing regarding the development of that infant in the womb, that the thought of abortion makes my skin crawl and I cringe.  It is a horrifying thought to slaughter that innocent, unborn, life before it has the opportunity to experience life on earth. 

Around two weeks after fertilization, it is documented that the baby’s first completed brain cells appear.  At three weeks the pre-born child’s heart is in an advanced stage of formation.  How does anyone refer to that being in the womb as a blob of tissue?  At about 24 days the heart begins to beat.  A heartbeat and yet it is not recognized as a human being, a living creature in the womb?  How can that be?

At 4 weeks the muscles are developing with arm and leg buds are visible and the first neocortical cells appear.  The neocortex is the seat of complex thinking and reasoning, a feature not present, in any other mammal.  At 5 weeks the pituitary gland is forming and at 6 weeks the baby’s heart energy output is 20% of an adult’s.  The cartilage skeleton is completely formed, and bone formation begins.

At 43 days, the baby’s brain waves can be recorded.  Yet, the Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion crowd still refuses to recognize this as a life.  Just a few days following that infant in the womb begins spontaneous and voluntary body movements.  At 7 weeks the lips of that preborn child are sensitive to touch, and his/her ears resemble his family’s pattern.  At 8 weeks all organs are present, complete, and functioning, except the lungs.  The heart beats marvelously, the stomach produces digestive juices, the liver makes blood cells, and the kidneys are functioning.  How is that not a living being, a LIFE?

By the end of the first trimester (12 weeks, the point where most surgical abortions are done) the baby in the womb has demonstrated distinct personality traits.  Sleep patterns differ, some hiccup constantly, others may cry.  How is that not a living being? 

There is much more but I won’t try to give a full breakdown of the month to month or week by week in the development of that life in the womb but hope that demonstrates that that thing you call a fetus, or a blob of tissue is a LIFE, a Living Human in the womb.  If God judged the nation of Israel for sacrificing thousands of babies to Baal, how can He not judge us when we have sacrificed Millions to the God of Choice or Self?

Since there is little space to list the numerous other items that prevent me from voting for the Democrats, I will list some without discussion.  I believe that God made two genders, Male and Female.  I could refer to many passages, but I give you the first in the Bible, Genesis 1:27 – “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” 

The idea of a man trapped in a woman’s body or a woman trapped in a man’s body would be to insist that God made a mistake in creating us.  I do not believe that and cannot endorse that practice of self-identifying as something other than what your chromosomes and physical features reveal you to be. 

God calls homosexuality an abomination.  I know that I’m not supposed to say that but when both the Old and New Testaments confirm God’s view of the practice as being unacceptable and sinful, how can I endorse it.  If God says something, I am not afraid to take a stand in agreement with His word.  Let me give you some biblical references to consider (Genesis 19:1-13; Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:10; Jude 1:7). 

Taxation, the right to keep and bear arms, freedom of speech, private property rights, and national security are also extremely important to me.  There are many many more, but I will conclude with this and hope that you receive this as my view.  You do not have to accept or agree with me and I will still interact with you.  But my principles demand that I reject any political party that pursues those things that are contrary to the Original Intent of the Constitution, the Bible, and moral common sense. 

God bless you and God bless America!

DO THOSE ON THE LEFT BELIEVE THEIR OWN HYPE?


I am quite serious in asking this question based on their shock at their own polls regarding Joe Biden’s favorability.  Chuck Todd recently was obviously distraught and in a state of disbelief that the NBC Poll showed that 71% of voters believe America, under Biden, is on the wrong track. 

He called the news ‘scary’ for Democrats.  It took only a few months for most Americans to have buyer’s remorse over their vote against Trump or for Biden.  Most Americans, I still believe, are somewhat rational beings.  Therefore, they realize that what is happening to America under Biden and the Left is costing them financially as well as in their personal liberties and freedoms.  Would they say that?  No, but they will express their discontent in a somewhat generic poll.  They feel they maintain sufficient anonymity, to tell the truth.

Mr. Todd further lamented that Joe Biden’s approval rating stood at a dismal 41% versus 54% who disapprove.  I suspect that if the truth were known it is even worse than that, but then, there are millions out there who have lost the ability to think or reason for themselves.  They parrot what they hear from the media and politicians.  It is easier for them to be told what to think than think.  They simply hold out their hands to receive the morsel tossed their way and express hate for whomever they are told is bad.

In that poll, only 37% said Biden was competent.  The same number as believe he can handle a crisis.  Over 50% disagree with those assertions.  Those polls indicate that the voting public believe that the Republicans are better equipped by double digits to handle border security, inflation, crime, the economy, and generally getting things done.  The areas favorable for the Leftists are climate change, coronavirus, education, and abortion. 

Abortion?  Of course, they are the party of infanticide.  Education?  Naturally, those being polled are the product of decades of Leftists propaganda and brainwashing.  Coronavirus?  Basically, because they believe what they hear from the media and deem it viable, valid, and trustworthy.  I won’t even address the issue of man-made global warming or climate change.  It is a Leftist-driven issue devoid of sufficient valid scientific evidence to support the overreaction and lockdowns. You can disagree if you choose.

I have asked and been asked, “Why Was Biden Elected?”  I generally deflect and respond with a multi-part answer.  Voter Fraud would suggest that he was not legitimately elected, but even if we discount that, it played a role in the election of some down-ballot persons.  Therefore, if we dismiss voter fraud (not that I do) that leaves only one conclusion – Hate for Donald John Trump. 

I do not believe that with the poll numbers now cropping up regarding Biden and his presidency that most people truly wanted him.  With the prevalence of hatred for Trump, it appears that the Democratic Party could have nominated a blind, mentally challenged rodent and the 2020 results would have been virtually the same.  Not even the Democrats love Joe Biden.

All his cabinet members, the media, the DNC, and other establishment types cringe every time he opens his mouth.  He will mumble, stumble along and then utter something beyond stupid, lame, and often incoherent. 

I laughed myself to tears when I read the Economist’s note that, “only a tiny corner of a large Arlington, Virginia park had been fenced off and floodlit to create the safest possible space in the most reliably Democratic city of a state that Biden won by ten points.”  The tiny corner was correct because only a handful of Democratic supporters showed up.  Most Democrats are ambivalent about Joe Biden.  The crowd was polled about their view of him, and some said they were “indifferent” while others said that they held “no view.”  Nobody was uncovered that was enthusiastic about him.

I loved the results in Virginia after Biden told the crowd, “Remember this: I ran against Donald Trump and Terry is running against an acolyte of Donald Trump.”  Guess What Uncle Joe – Terry lost and Younkin won!  He claimed and claims to be a uniter and has gone out of his way to divide this nation.  Mid-term elections are always a referendum on the sitting president, not the predecessor.  This is not about Trump nearly as much as it is about Biden.  Uncle Joe, you are getting an “F” not an “A”.  Please don’t assume that I am dropping the F-bomb, I don’t use that language and am referring to letter grades on job performance.

Yet, the media and the establishment crowd still claim that Biden has done so much to “Build America Back.”  He has “Sent America Back” to the Carter and Obama eras in which inflation, joblessness, and lack of respect by the world have taken center stage.  Do they truly believe that Joe Biden is a fitting president of the greatest nation on the planet?  I don’t believe they do, but how can I be sure since they appear stunned when forced to look reality in the face.

To make matters worse for the Left and dangerous for all of us a CNN Poll reported that only 2% of Americans think Biden is doing “very well.”  I did say two percent as in 2 out of 100 people.  The full poll was that 2% said the country was doing “very well”, 29% said “fairly well” but a whopping 45% said, “pretty bad” and 24% said, “very badly.”  The combination of the net answers places 69% of the people in the “pretty/very badly” category and only 31% in the “very/fairly well” category.   If my math is correct that is a 38% difference in the negative for Biden.

Let me make every Leftist’s head explode.  In January 2020 the number for “very well” for Donald Trump was 20%.  So, I ask, “How Did Biden Get Elected?”  In this poll, 77% are worried about the economy in 2021 whereas only 58% were worried in 2020.  There are similar numbers regarding crime.  In 2021 57% are worried about crime and in 2020 only 37% were worried.  “How Did Joe Biden Get Elected?”

How do you trust a president that openly reports that he is told what to do, what to say when to say it, and when to do it?  How do you trust a president that is incoherent most of the time his lips are moving?  We should have learned under Ronald Reagan that conservatism works, and liberalism fails.  We should have learned under Donald Trump that a businessman who is not a politician can get things done positively in the political realm but a politician like Joe Biden can only mess things up.  We have zero need for career politicians who have no idea what the business world is like or how to give Americans more opportunities to succeed.

God help us to wake up and may God give us a stay of execution until we can rectify this mess in 2022 and 2024 and prayerfully never repeat our mistake.

God bless you and God bless America!

POLICE STATE, BANANA REPUBLIC – Demise of The Republic…


What I am going to say may infuriate some, trouble others, and get an acknowledged Amen from a few.  I believe that I see all the earmarks of America being ‘fundamentally transformed’ into a Police State, Banana Republic, and the demise of our Republic.  I pray that I am wrong, but I do not believe I am.  I believe I see the handwriting on the wall and the proof is in the pudding if we care to observe and are willing to honestly address what is going on.

Did you ever dream that you would see a wall or fence with razor wire atop it surrounding the Capitol in America?  Did you ever envision a time when there would be a virtual quarantine of the entire nation, as we have witnessed over the past year?  If you envisioned that did you envision it with almost no pushback from the populace and almost sheep-like or lemming following of the public to the edicts, directives, and orders?  Did you ever dream that we would endure that lockdown for more than a year, watch our electoral system be dismantled, and our borders eradicated?  I did not and I have seen some very dire things in my spirit over the past decade or so.

The intense hatred exhibited by the Left and some on the Right for the man Donald John Trump for over four years and continuing is beyond anything I ever dreamed I would witness in America.  The power grab by local, state, and national officials during the pandemic panic are eerily similar to those of Police State Banana Republics stripping citizens of the Freedoms they are deemed to have a right to and have enjoyed.  What I am seeing in America sends shock waves down my spine and causes me more trepidation than I can muster words to describe.  I do not live, in fear, but I am petrified for my nation!

We have witnessed riots, looting, the takeover of government facilities by BLM, ANTIFA, and other Leftist groups with nothing more than crickets from the media and the Democrats in Washington.  We have heard the calls to ‘defund the police’ and watched the incredible chaos and destruction that ensued as the police were hamstrung in the carrying out of their assigned duties.  We have watched citizens forced into facilities that almost guaranteed their deaths by Governors such as the tyrant from New York.  It is deeply troubling, and I wish I could say, the wave is past, and we are returning to normal.  We are not!  We are heading down the road of despotism and the implementation of a Police State making us another Banana Republic run by an Oligarchy or a Dictator.  America, imagine that!

If anyone dares to question the 2020 Election, they are deemed an insurrectionist, anarchist, domestic terrorist, and un-patriotic.  But the Democrat-controlled Congress can move to strip a Republican of their duly won seat in Congress because they don’t like the outcome and deem that justifiable.  We have seen the Guam national Guardsmen march to the office of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) as a demonstration of their claim of the legitimacy of Guam as a U.S. entity.  We have witnessed the complete and rapid overturning and de-legitimizing of all Trump policies both domestic and foreign.  It is troubling!

We have a transsexual at the highest level in the Health and Human Services Department.  We have the encouragement and demand that there be a re-imaging of the police in our major cities.  We have observed the non-enforcement of our federal immigration laws and law that pertain to our national security.  We have watched as the Woke, Revisionist, PC Police, and Cancel Culture attempt to sanitize our history by taking down statues they dislike and burning history books they deem lacking the message of their woke-ness.  We have observed our educational system revamped so that nothing of our true history is taught and only the agenda of the Police State is taught.

This is not simply an attempt to change a few things and make adjustments in our history or direction. This is a war on our culture, conservatism, the constitution, on white men of European descent, and on the Christian Faith that does not embrace the new biblical interpretations of the adherents of the Woke proponents. 

Our Founders were keenly aware of the requirement of morality and reason in the pursuit of ‘Keeping the Republic’ and ensuring it did not become another Despotic Police State Banana Republic.  They are summarily dismissed by the Left as is the Constitution when it clearly restricts them.

For example, in his First Inaugural Address, George Washington made this connection quite forcefully, including a broad allusion to the Bible:

“[T]here is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity: Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained [see Proverbs 14:34]: And since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”

Likewise, President John Adams made this connection explicit:

“We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by morality and Religion. Avarice, Ambition Revenge or Gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Simply put, a Constitution for a free people, necessarily assumes they will exercise a degree of self-control that doesn’t take place in other societies.  The drift and shift away from morality, honesty, and integrity destroy the social fabric of a nation. It lends itself to disorder in everyday life.  It opens the door for sexual license, laziness, dissipations of every kind, heightened criminality, perversions, diluted respect for private property rights, and disdain for acquiring truth and knowledge.  That allows the nefarious seekers of transforming America into a Police State the path to achieving that objective.

We are facing the dangers of H.R.1 which seeks to provide the pathway to one-party control of our government and legitimized electoral fraud.  H.R.5 would legitimize the federal government’s definition of sexuality rather than science, history, biology, or the Bible.  Those two bills defy human reason and are in direct conflict with our Constitution and the Bible.  Everything is dumbed down to make the lowest level student equal with the achievers. That will translate into slothfulness in the workplace and the destruction of our Free Market System of Economics.

The time is coming when the federal government will seek to tell us what we can eat, what we can wear, what we can drive, where we can live, work, and travel.  They will seek to monitor what ministers preach to their congregations and close the doors of the violators and incarcerate the ministers who object.  You may insist that cannot happen in America because it would cause another revolution.  I say, “You are not watching what is happening.”  The dismantling of our military the federalizing of law enforcement provides the government a formidable force to quell any uprising by poorly organized citizens. 

We would need another group of leaders like George Washington, John and Sam Adams, James Madison, Thomas Paine, and Benjamin Franklin to emerge.  Do we have that?  If not, America’s days may well be numbered as the Free Constitutional Republic.  I pray that I am wrong.

What are we to do?  We are to Seek God with a Whole Heart and return to our moral moorings as a nation.  We are to Seek God with our Minds and become informed biblically, historically, and societally.  We are to Seek God with our All and invest ourselves in the fight for Freedom.  We are engaged in a war for Faith, Family, and Freedom, will you enlist?

God bless you and God bless America!

AMERICA’S ILLNESS IS IT TERMINAL?


Yes, I said terminal illness, and that will not be received well by some, but it is what I see and hear in my heart of hearts.  The terminality of which I speak does not mean that America cannot be healed and revived.  Rather, it means that America cannot and will not survive if we continue the path we are on. 

I have spoken for many years on some things that could cause America to exit the stage of World Superpower and become more of a follower nation than a leader.  Again, I am bullish on America and patriotic to my core, so don’t assume that I am folding my tent and washing my hands of this Republic.  I will fight for her as long as I draw breath.  That is an absolute!  Yet, I see the signs of terminal illness in our nation. 

When a nation abandons God’s Word, His Righteousness, and Holiness you get what we are seeing in America today.  The sacrifices to our modern Baal in abortion reveal a moral breakdown that produces death, not life.  The political correctness, the woke mentality, the cancel culture, the insistence on ethnic wars, and the assault on the Bible, Christianity, the home, and marriage reflects a mental, moral, and spiritual condition that can only lead to decline, declension, and judgment.

The endorsement by this administration regarding biological males competing in women’s sports is not an example of inclusiveness but the expulsion of reason and sanity.  It is an affront to the Bible and God Himself.  It is reflective of a condition of heart and mind that dates back to the fall of Lucifer from Heaven and the repeated failures of man throughout history. 

We are witnessing a purge in our military and the prime targets seems to be skin color and political ideology.  No, it is not an assault on minorities but a demand that all white males acknowledge the fallacious and fictitious white privilege.  The push in the business world, education, the military, and even in the church for those whose skin pigmentation identifies them as Caucasian to fall on their faces in repentance at the altar of Woke-ness and Political Correctness.  It includes the idea of reparation for some sin of someone in the past by anyone resembling those who committed those sins.  That speaks of an illness that can only lead to destruction thereby qualifying to be deemed terminal.

Who do I blame for the condition that exists?  I do not lay the blame at the feet of the politicians, although they are blameworthy.  The pursuit of their ideological agendas and the quest for power is inherent in the beast.  It is who they are, so we should not be surprised when they violate the constitution and our wishes in the pursuit of their inclusion in the pinnacle of power.

I do not blame the activist, although they are worthy of their share of the blame.  However, like the politicians, they are blinded by their rabid ideological positions and driven to destroy everything that does not align with their belief.  It seems they truly believe they are right and everyone else is wrong and therefore have a mandate to vilify and destroy everything and everyone who opposes them.  I do not justify their antics or activities, but insist they are not the reason for our condition.

I do not blame the anti-religious, the atheist, the agnostics, and those who do not follow, believe or accept the precepts of the Bible.  They are assuredly part of the problem and share the blame, but they are not the reason for our decline.  They have perpetuated it and enhanced it, but they are a symptom, not the root cause.

Who do I blame?  I blame the followers of the Bible, the preachers, the prophets, and those who identify as Christians.  Yes, that includes me, for I am a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, believe the Bible IS the word of God and inspired, and have preached the gospel for over 50 years.  How, is it our fault that we are in the condition we are in?  How can I blame the followers of the Judeo-Christian faith for our terminal condition?

I say it because we slumbered and took the easy road when we should have been watchmen on the walls and sounding the alarm.  We allowed the educational system to be hijacked by ideological activists. Those who were not advocates of moral rightness, the constitution, our American system of Republican Representative Government, and the Free Market.  We allowed politicians to strip us of our liberties, infringe upon our inalienable rights, and impose restrictions on matters of morality and religion beyond their legal, moral, and constitutional boundaries.  We sat in silence, fat, happy, unaffected, and lazy and they stole our nation.

We adopted the mistaken idea that our Founders and the Framers of the American Constitution wanted everything of God, Religion, and the Church removed from Government.  The phrase, ‘separation of church and state’ became the guide, and many preachers and churches were either silenced either by belief or intimidation and the foxes were allowed to guard and ravage the hen house – America! 

We became complacent and some were more concerned with the identity of the ‘Man of Sin’ (Antichrist) than the ‘Sin of Man’, (Condition of Hearts).  Some adopted the view that faith was personal, and our lives were compartmentalized.  We have our religious lives, our home lives, our business lives, and our political lives.  I’ve said many times, “We are not cats, we do not have nine lives – WE HAVE A LIFE!  All the facets of our lives reflect who we are.

America is in a dire state today and if we continue in the direction we are headed we will soon see an economic collapse that will remove America from the world stage as a superpower.  With over $28 Trillion in debt not to mention the unsecured debt in the $100s of Trillions, our condition is terminal.  This administration has suggested stimulus checks for people on death row without family.  That is beyond nonsensical, it is diabolical.  Money does not grow on trees and we are insanely spending money we do not have to fix a problem that spending has caused.

The draconian and tyrannical actions of some political figures during the pandemic have revealed the fragile nature of our freedoms.  The alarming silence and willing compliance of the public reveal the fruit of the labors of decades in brainwashing and reeducating the masses.  That suggests the existence of a disease or condition that is terminal.  I hesitate to go to great length but feel I must mention a few things that could easily render America an afterthought on the world stage.

If we were to have a massive war and with the current purge and revamping of our military, we might not survive an assault.  An EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) would render America or any nation defenseless in a great measure.  The aforementioned economic collapse would render us incapable of contending or competing on the world stage and propel us to the back burner on the stove of world economics and power. 

The Scottish historian and professor Alexander Tytler wrote in 1787: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse [generous gifts] from the public treasury.  From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been two hundred years.  These nations have progressed through this sequence:  Bondage to Spiritual Faith > Spiritual Faith to Great Courage> Courage to Liberty > Liberty to Abundance > Abundance to Complacency > Complacency to Apathy > Apathy to Dependence > and Dependence back into Bondage.” 

Another, I would be remiss if I did not include some predictions that came in various forms in letters and writings to Jefferson and others:  “Your Republic will be as fearfully plundered and laid waste by barbarians not from without but from within your own institutions.” 

A moral collapse demands divine judgment and judgment is not always direct as with Sodom and Gomorrah it can be indirect.  That would be the removal of God’s protective hand and allowing the hordes to impose their will on society and render the nation powerless and ineffective.  I believe we are headed in that direction if we are not already there.

I also believe that America can be revived and although we may not be a major player in the end times as a superpower we can be a superpower spiritually and impact the world for the Kingdom of God and thereby see multitudes preserved and rescued from earthly and eternal destruction. 

The views I have expressed are mine and I believe they are birthed from what I am hearing in my spirit.  I have much more to say but have gone too long now.  I pray that you will join me and multitudes like me in intercessory prayer.  Believers and lovers of Freedom let’s accept our responsibility for the condition, repent, and become involved in restoration not just in politics and name-calling.

God bless you and God bless America!

ACCORDING TO THE AOC/BIDEN CONSORTIUM, I Am a Denier and a Member of the Flat Earth Society…


I am not ashamed to state that I am among the many who do not believe that man is causing climate change, at least not to any degree of significance.  I believe that God knew what He was doing and knew what we would be doing when He created this orb upon which we live and the environment surrounding it.  I do not believe the Earth is as fragile as the Climate Change, Global Warming, Climate Disruption Activists are shouting.  I do not believe that the most serious threat to the world is Climate Change, certainly not of the man-made variety.  I believe there are far more serious matters facing the world, the planet, and the people living on it now. 

Former President Obama fired every scientist who disagreed with his view.  The Leftists and Activists for Climate Change openly call those of us who do not buy the company line on Global Warming, Climate Change, or whatever they are calling it these days, deniers and deem us, ignoramuses.  The matter is not settled science.   The data used is like much data used by the government and activist groups, skewed to suit their argument.  It frequently omits pertinent data that would counter or call into question their assertion or hypothesis.  They are advancing a theory not a fact and I am not sold.  Therefore, I fall into the category of being a denier, in their view.  I am most assuredly am skeptical of their research.  My views are formulated through my interpretation of the Bible and the research I have been able to conduct. 

I read an article recently by a Nobel Prize Winner who will assuredly garner the ire of the activist and be placed high on the activist’s list of enemies to be destroyed.  Nobel laureate Ivar Giaever openly rejected Mr. Obama’s and the activists’ assertions that man-made global warming is causing climate change.  I happen to agree with Mr. Giaever, you may disagree and that is your prerogative.  Mr. Giaever has been a naturalized citizen of the United States since 1964. He has been in America for more than half a century.  He was born in Norway and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1973.  Amazingly, he endorsed Mr. Obama in 2008 but then offered public criticism of Mr. Obama’s stance on man-made global warming and climate change.  That made him persona non grata to the Leftists.

I also agree with Mr. Giaever that global warming has its roots in two people: Al Gore and former UN Head Pachauri.  They advanced the curve to measure global warming.  In this formula, they take the average temperature of the world for an entire year measuring it to a fraction of a degree.  Let me suggest that if we consider the data from 1880 to 2015, the temperature increased from 288 K [degrees Kelvin] to 288.8 K or 0.3%. That suggests that the temperature for the past 135 years has been incredibly stable.  Isn’t that interesting?

That kind of statistical data suggests that global warming is a money-driven pursuit.  It has its roots in the agenda of the United Nations Initiatives which seeks to CONTROL people and uses this as a tool to achieve their end.  The hysteria and paranoia that our planet is on the brink of destruction and mankind on the brink of extinction due to man-made global warming are dangerous, destructive, and diabolical.  I have seen reports of murder-suicides over this issue by people becoming so deranged they cannot function believing that life, as we know it due to climate change, is over. 

Al Gore and others have become multi-millionaires due to this diatribe and hype.  I believe, as Mr. Giaever and many scientists that it is a non-issue and if we leave it alone the cyclical nature of the climate will take care of itself.  We go from hot to cold, from one extreme to the other and over time it balances out.  The recent storms in Texas and much of America reveals the cyclical nature of our weather.  We have extreme cold, extreme flooding, extreme heat, and extreme drought from year to year.  Yet, somehow the planet magically survives and thrives. Imagine that!

I would like to ask the scientist and activists who are using this issue to create hysteria, “What is the optimal temperature for the earth?”  The push to outlaw bovine flatulence and carbon dioxide emissions is beyond ludicrous, it is inane and insane.  Plants need CO2 to grow and we need plants to maintain our atmosphere.  If we could somehow stop CO2 emissions, we would destroy the planet in short order.  Is that the objective?  The objective like most things pushed by the powers that be is CONTROL not CONCERN for health and safety.

I would remind everyone that during the past 100 plus years, the temperature has only risen 0.8 degrees.   I do not believe that things have become so dire we must seek shelter to survive atmospherically.  Statistically, we live better, have better work, and better health today than 100 years ago.  Therefore, it is reasonable to say that with the 0.8-degree rise in temperatures we have not produced a negative effect.  Yet, if we listen to the alarmist, we will find ourselves paralyzed by fear and in a state of panic.  After all, if the temperature goes up another 0.8 degrees we will surely die! 

You may find my assertions repulsive and uninformed, but I find them refreshing and have renewed my confidence in God and His creation.  I have lived through winters in Texas where there were sub-zero temperatures (2021 is the most recent) and winters where it hardly reached freezing and then the cycle repeated itself.  The same with summers where the temperatures soared to well over 100 degrees and then summers so mild, we wondered if we were living in Texas and the cycle repeats itself. 

I believe that God is still in control! I am all for conservation and being good stewards of the planet, however, I do not believe it to be as fickle as the alarmist would have us believe and recognize that the political elements of this movement are about CONTROL, not CLIMATE! 

I do not trust the government or those who seek to control us through their legislative efforts and executive fiats.  I am reminded of James Madison’s article in The Federalist Papers, No. 51, published February 6, 1788.  He said: “It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.”

Therein is the problem, men are not angels, and those seeking to control us use fear, paranoia, and seize upon every crisis to advance their agenda and increase their power and control.  I believe in and trust God not the government.  I believe that God created a planet well capable of sustaining life until Jesus returns, and He creates the New Heaven and New Earth.  I stand on the words of Genesis 8:22, “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, and day and night Shall not cease.”  Amplified.

            God, bless you and God bless America!

WE DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLY – Although We May Die as A Result…


Let me begin my post by saying, “Thank You” for your continued prayers for me and my family as we navigate the troubled waters of grief in the loss of my earthly treasure, Bonnie.  She was my angel, my gift from God, and I miss her more and more every day.  She was faithful in all things and faithful to the end.  She never lost hope in God or me.  I told her that her confidence in God was warranted, but the confidence in me was often too generous and gracious.  She loved me dearly and I loved and love her more than words can express.  She wanted me to continue doing what I am called to do and shout from the rooftop what I hear and see in my heart.  She desired that I remain faithful to God and the call He placed on my life.  Therefore, I continue, even when I don’t feel like doing anything but sit alone and weep.

I realize that my title is somewhat inflammatory when standing alone.  If you will allow me to expand upon my statement, I will endeavor to express my concerns and the biblical and constitutional way to deal with the new normal the Left seeks to impose.  I am not sure that I can achieve that objective sufficiently, but I will give it the old college try.

The Media, which are nothing more than the propaganda arm of the followers of toxic liberalism or Democratic Socialism, seeks to confuse and indoctrinate with the rhetoric of the purveyors of the new normal.  Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines normal as “conforming to a type, standard…”  It also defines it as “occurring naturally.”  What does that mean?  I suggest that it means that ‘normal’ is defined as whatever society deems it to be. 

The Left and the Establishment Republicans are often peas in the same pod.  They were different hats, have limitedly different rhetoric, but at the end of the day, they are members of the old boy system and make up the Swamp and Deep State.  They are, largely, Statists and their view is not limited government but authoritarianism and control.  We are useful only to the extent we contribute to their coffers and follow their mandates.  Step outside the fence and you immediately become a threat that must be eliminated.

The utter lunacy of defunding the police and fanning the flames of discord and racism only serves to divide and weaken the fabric of our republic and society.  I am 100% in favor of positive police reform and would prefer that the police departments police themselves rooting out all the bad apples from the barrel.  Destroying the entire system because of a few bad actors is beyond insane and endangers everyone including those who want them defunded and dismantled.  In those areas where this is being attempted the crime rates are skyrocketing.  The exodus from those neighborhoods and cities will only expand in the days to come. 

The idiocy of releasing criminals back onto the streets while incarcerating hairdressers, restaurant owners, and private citizens for observing their constitutional rights is not a ‘norm’ anyone should favor.  However, it is becoming the new normal of the Leftist-controlled cities and states.  We can call rioting, looting, mayhem, burning of buildings, and battering citizens mostly peaceful but that does not make it so.  You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.  You can call a skunk a house cat, but I suggest that you want to avoid the business end of that creature.

Allowing big box stores such as Walmart to remain open while shutting down churches, restaurants, and small businesses did not curb the spread of the coronavirus but destroyed morale and is destroying the economy.  It has created a much larger dependent class of citizens who are beholding to the government for their subsistence.  What the government provides for, it controls.  If they send you a check, they expect compliance with their edicts in return.  If you fail to comply, they are more than willing to watch you die. 

I watched with dismay at the politicization of the so-called ‘COVID Relief Package’ debated in Congress.  How in the name of human decency and sanity can any politician justify making the national debt of Sudan or the education of women in Pakistan more important than the seniors, veterans, small businesses, and Americans? 

I recently came across something that William Randolph Hearst wrote in 1924. I said, 1924 not 1994 or 2004 or 2014, but 1924!  I read it and wept as I reflected on the current state of our society and government in 2021.  He said, “The day when this nation ceases to shape its foreign policy primarily for the safety and welfare of the American people will be the day on which its national doom is sealed – and its international doom too.”  That was a warning scoffed at then and the fruit of that policy being reaped in America in 2021.  We have done this to ourselves.  We do not have to comply but failure to do so may mean we die.  Where is the patriotic spirit of 1776?

When I review history and recall things I have seen in my life, around the world, I am sorrowful for my nation.  The reeducation or brainwashing of multiple generations via our modern educational process is bearing fruit and that fruit is not healthy or helpful for Liberty and Freedom.  During the Cultural Revolution in Communist China, there were hordes of Red Guards rampaging through the streets of Beijing and much of China.  They attacked everyone they deemed to be non-compliant to the Communist mandate.  Those victims had placards hung around their necks denouncing them for their crimes against the state.  Millions were murdered during those episodes.  One has to wonder, with the direction of America, how far are we from this type of Brown Shirted Jack-Booted Gestapo antics?

America was moving forward in re-establishing itself as the key player in the world economy and as the World’s Greatest Super-Power.  We are in grave danger of becoming a nation on the downhill side of progress as the Leftists take more and more control and seek to enforce their new normal on us.  I doubt that the average Russian in the 1990s would have believed that their country was on the verge of imploding.  Those of Rome would never have dreamed their empire could collapse. 

When a nation loses its connection to its moral moorings it is heading for destruction.  A corrupt society cannot long exist and as John Adams prophetically declared, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  We need to rehearse that warning and realize that the direction of the Leftists pursuing their new normal which is the opposite of that condition is destructive. 

Although our Founders were adamantly opposed to Direct Democracies and sought to establish a Republic John Adams made a succulent point in his letter to Abigail Adams.  He said, Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”  America is aging but age alone is no reason to become dead.  I conclude with the words of President Warren G. Harding from 1920.  He said, “America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration. It’s time again for Americans to assert normalcy and restoration. And then, yes, America can and will be great again.”

America, we either comply and die or we resist and live.  We either exhibit the Spirit of 1776 and once again and reclaim our Republic or we become serfs of the state?  Will the last line of the Declaration of Independence once again become our rallying cry and evidence of our commitment to Liberty and Freedom?  That last line is, “And for the support of this Declaration we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”  We the People are the rightful owners and overseers of this republic and its government.  It has been stolen from us by politicians.

God bless you and God bless America!

HEY, JOE, WHAT’S UP?


What I am going to say will possibly, no likely, make some people angry, but the Joe Biden that the Unions, the Never Trumpist, the Progressives, and Socialist in America voted for has revealed who he and the agenda are really all about.  They are not Pro-America and that was exposed on Day One and continues to be exposed. 

 I heard that some of the Unions were having ‘buyer’s remorse’ over supporting him in the 2020 election.  Day One Executive Orders including destroying the jobs of well over 11,000 people in canceling the Keystone pipeline.  The peripheral jobs and collateral damage will continue to domino for years to come.  Many of us warned this was who he and they were, but those on the Left and those who hated Donald John Trump so passionately refused to believe it.  Let me draw from an old cellphone commercial, “Can you hear me now?”

One of the incredibly alarming aspects of Biden’s Green Energy Agenda and the canceling of the Keystone pipeline for environmental reasons is the duplicity he has shown. While canceling our ability to have clean oil pipelined from Canada to keep us Energy Independent his administration seems to have brokered a meeting between the Turkmenistan government and the Taliban for a Trans-Afghanistan pipeline to bring Turkmen gas across Afghanistan and Pakistan to India. 

If that sounds remotely familiar and is a slap in your face, remember that this is the same deal that now-Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad sought to make with the Taliban in the years before the September 11 terrorist attack on New York.  He was a consultant for the Unocal Corporation at the time.  It was a bad policy two decades ago and a bad policy in 2021.  Yet, the Biden administration is showing the same ilk as the Obama administration, the Muslim world first and America last.

If we dismiss and toss out any environmental concerns and hypocrisy in Biden’s proposed deal the economic and potential graft cannot be dismissed.  But, isn’t that the norm for Biden and his family?  Money from foreign governments and corporations being funneled into their pockets has been the history of the Bidens for decades.  Nothing has changed and nothing will change so long as he is not held accountable.

 Let me add another element in the equation that should cause the hair on the back of your neck to stand up and make you snarl.  Freedom House’s latest Freedom in the World report ranks Turkmenistan as among the world’s worst offenders, below even North Korea in terms of freedom and civil liberties.  Wait?  I thought that is what the Left opposed and insists is one of America’s greatest ills.  Part of the deal is to pay the Taliban protection money or transit fees for the pipeline transiting Afghan territory. 

Consider the reality that that action severely undermines the Afghanistan legitimate government and rewards the Taliban for their insurgency in the tune of tens of millions of dollars if not billions every month.  One could ask, “Who needs Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers when the American State Department under Biden has crafted a scheme to reward our enemies in the Taliban beyond their wildest dreams?”

Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy?  We want to help those who hate us while we allow the destruction of our oil and gas industry and the related fields.  We support those who chant ‘Death to America’, those who loot and burn, but the Left insists that Donald Trump and those of us who support his agenda and the constitution as the most serious threats.  No, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the Democratic Establishment are America’s greatest threat. 

Joe Biden and the Democrats want a permanent wall in Washington, D.C. to protect the Capitol from Americans but want the destruction of the wall on our Southern Border.  Biden has taken a position that eradicates our borders, weakens our national security, diminishes our national sovereignty, and it is going to get worse.

The dangers involved in the open borders of the Biden agenda touches every dimension of American life and impacts millions of legal American citizens.  The economic impact is catastrophic, the strain on our educational system, healthcare system, and economy are enormous.  The COVID pandemic that has paralyzed America and much of the world will be expanded by this policy of allowing anyone and everyone to cross unimpeded.  No tests, not assurances of being disease-free or non-terrorist is the new norm and that is bad for America.

We have endured only a few days of Biden-ism and while I do not believe he is calling the shots he is the one with the pen and phone.  He is the one with the title, President of the United States of America.  It is painful to watch him stumble and bumble trying to read the teleprompter.  It is painful to watch what could be compared to a child wandering around seeking attention and doing whatever comes to mind. 

The Democrats, in their continual attack on Donald Trump, have revealed that their agenda is not simply stopping Trump but stopping all of us who are unwilling to become docile anti-American sheep.  Their intent is to send a message to all present and future seekers of elected office, “Dance to our music or you will pay the piper.”  They have threatened Trump and his family in every way possible.  They have called for the ‘deprogramming of all those who voted for Trump.’  Their intent is to make anything contrary to their agenda and ideology illegal and all speech ‘hate speech’ that disagrees with them.

They have suddenly become concerned about ‘Our Democracy’ and the ‘Constitution’ while seeking to fundamentally transform us into something other than a Republic and a Representative Democratic Union.  They have sought to be allowed the privilege of reinterpreting the Constitution to mean whatever they desire and protect speech for Leftists but deny it to Conservatives and most Christians.

Hey, Joe, What’s Up?  Are you going to destroy everything that America has been and was intended to be?  Are you going to enact policies, agendas, and issue edicts that will totally destroy the American Dream?  Are you so intent on gaining total power that you are willing to destroy us all?  I fear the answer is, Yes!   I cannot believe the delusion that exists, but then I could not believe it with Obama was elected twice.  I guess I should not be surprised and the saying, “Don’t Confuse Me with the Facts, My Mind’s Made Up” is apropos.

If you voted for Uncle Joe and his anti-American, anti-Capitalism, and anti-Constitutionalism, how do you like him now?  If you are comfortable watching America and the American dream and republic destroyed, I am sad for you and the rest of us.  We will all suffer the longer this goes on.  Only God can change this, and I keep asking, “How Long Lord, How Long?”

God bless you and God bless America!

LET’S PASS A LAW THAT MAKES EVIL ILLEGAL…


I hope your first response was, “That’s dumb!”  I hope you quickly dismissed that idea and said, “You cannot legislate morality.”  I hope you did, but I am cognizant that there are myriads of voting aged people who believe that is possible.  Millions believe the government can fix any problem existing by more legislation.  Sadly, there are scores in Congress that believe that too. 

I am going to address this from my Christian mindset, my understanding of human nature, and the outworking of government.  In Ezekiel 34, God spoke to the prophet Ezekiel and instructed him to prophesy against the spiritual leaders (shepherds) and call them out for amassing their fortunes, building their empires, and neglecting the flock of God.  That could readily be applied to members of Congress and other sectors of society.

A scathing declaration is found in (vv.3-6), “You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat sheep without feeding the flock. 4 “Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the diseased you have not healed, the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you sought for the lost; but with force and with severity you have dominated them. 5 “And they were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became food for every beast of the field and were scattered. 6 “My flock wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill, and My flock was scattered over all the surface of the earth; and there was no one to search or seek for them.”

In the previous chapter, the LORD informed the prophet that his responsibility and calling was to be a Watchman and to sound the alarm when evil and danger approached.  In America today, the church has been fragmented and far too many shepherds have abandoned or forgotten that their call is to be watchmen and to tend the flock of God.  The watchmen are not sounding the alarm, and some are calling evil good and good evil.  Because of the silence, complicity, and deception, I believe that Judgment is either on or impending for the Church and then it will be on the world.

It is time that keepers of the flocks of God and elected officials get back to the basics.  Preachers, it is time that we return to the simple Gospel of Jesus Christ and preach the precepts and principles of God’s Word.  It is time that we recognize the Holiness of God. We must rekindle awareness of the requirement that God’s people are to live holy lives and live as examples of righteousness, rather than seeking to assimilate with the world.  We are to be salt and light not corrupted by the corruption of the world.  We are to be those with answers, not those creating problems.  We must return to ‘Seeking First, the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness.’

There is no law, no legislation, no politician, and no political edict that can solve the problems in America.  The root of the problems facing our society is in the heart and the heart can only be changed by God.  Things may get better or worse, depending on one’s perspective, via the pathway of legislation, but the heart has not changed.  We may prevent someone from committing certain acts and become compliant with the demands of the law, but we have not solved the problem.  We may stop them from doing evil, but if evil is in their heart, they are still evil and given the opportunity will act out that evil.  We put a band-aid on cancer we did not bring healing. 

We cannot solve the problems of humanity by making people who are not like us the enemy.  That solves nothing.  Lamenting over the injustices existent or that we have incurred solves nothing, it only ferments in the heart and produces hate and deepens the wounds.  Only God can change the heart and until the heart is transformed the problem remains as a seething caldron.  Only as we Seek God with Our Whole Hearts can we hope to bring about the desired change in our world. 

In Romans 12 we find a powerful truth that I wish I could make all politicians, political activists, and religious leaders embrace.  I can make no one do anything but I can expound on the truth and hope it resonates.  I can sound the alarm and make the plea, hoping it takes root and produces fruit for this and future generations.

The writer, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, reminds us in (v.4), that we many parts in the human body and the family of God.  He brings to mind that although there are many different parts each part has a part (function).  In the human body, each part has a role to play and beneficial to the other parts.  The feet have a role, the eyes have a function, the nose is essential, and even the armpits have a purpose.  In the human family, we are all created in the image of God and that makes us related. 

We may be of different skin pigmentation, ethnicity, religious belief, or political ideology but we are all members of the Human Family.  We can, as does the natural body, benefit from the input and function of the other members if we will allow for working together.  Legislation cannot achieve that!

The insanity of what is happening today in our American politics is beyond ridiculous.  We have opted to choose sides and make those not ascribing to our personal views the enemy.  Sadly, some not only consider those who differ their enemy by worthy of annihilation and in need of ‘deprogramming’ or ‘reprogramming’. 

We have made our personal grievances more important than the Republic.  We have lost sight of the founding principles our Republic was established upon. That being, “All are created equal and granted certain unalienable or inalienable rights by God.”  If we compared various parts of the body as ethnicities, we could possibly see how destructive segregation and isolation is.  If the feet refused to acknowledge the hands, we would become incapacitated.  The feet cannot do what the hands do nor the hands what the feet were designed to do but together they are a force to be reckoned with. If the lungs refused to cooperate with the heart, we would soon perish.  That can be applied to our ‘race relations’ in today’s America. 

The government, in the view of the founding fathers, was simply a very generalized pursuit of common security.  They even expressed that the government was, at best, a necessary evil because of the flaws of the human heart.  They distrusted anyone politician who sought power through the government, rather than serving their fellow citizens and they implicitly distrusted and rejected them.  We should do the same today.

Alexander Hamilton in a speech before Congress on June 21, 1788, said, “It has been observed by an honorable gentleman, that a pure democracy, if it were practicable, would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved, that no position in politics is more false than this. The ancient democracies, in which the people themselves deliberated, never possessed one feature of good government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.”

Thomas Jefferson declared in a letter to W.C. Jarvis  on September 28, 1820, “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform them their discretion by education.”  That has been a failure on the part of modern government and education.  They have sought to indoctrinate, confuse, and control.  They have sought to take control from us and impose their will on us believing they are our benevolent benefactors.

The Human Heart is the Problem!  The need is for a return to moral principles taught in the Bible and allow God to change our hearts so that we are not selfish and self-serving but people who love life, liberty, and want everyone to enjoy happiness through their own ingenuity and accomplishments.  Divided we fall, united we stand, thrive, and survive.  What will we have?

God bless you and God bless America!

HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY…


THANK YOU is not enough to express my gratitude to all my fellow, veterans for your service and sacrificeToday, November 11, 2020, is the specific day that we have, as a nation set aside to say, THANK YOU to those who served in our Armed Forces. 

The term “armed forces” is appropriate because it expresses a force that has both the manpower and firepower to protect and defend this great nation from all enemies.  Foreign enemies, such as ISIS and the Islamic jihadist are a real threat as are nations such as Iran, North Korea, and our perpetual adversaries Russian and China. 

But also domestic threats and those petulant temper-tantrum throwing leftist taking to the streets, airwaves, social media, and calling for and actually doing damage to property and person are asking for a taste of what our Armed Forces are capable of.  I do not want to see blood flowing in our streets but sadly it seems that is the objective of the Soros-led organization, BLM, New Black Panthers, SEIU, and many others.  It is tragic that we may soon ask our men and women in uniform to place themselves in harm’s way against fellow citizens and non-citizens treated as citizens. 

BUT that is not my desired focus for Veteran’s Day it is to say THANK YOU and show the RESPECT and APPRECIATION you deserve.  I served in Vietnam and spent 1967 in that part of the world and came home to a nation that spit on me and my fellow, veterans calling us every derogatory name they could imagine. 

I am so deeply moved by the realized real sacrifice those in 1776 and beyond made to secure a Free, Independent, and Sovereign United States of America.  I am deeply appreciative of the sacrifices and service of those in our two World Wars as well as those in Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, and every other war and conflict our men and women have been thrust.  Many may not have fired a shot in combat and they are no less to be respected and appreciated because they are part of this illustrious and needed body designed to PROTECT and DEFEND this nation.  THANK YOU!

If I could exclude myself so that no one considers my remarks self-serving I suggest that our veterans “are the backbone of Freedom in this beloved nation.”  They are those who are out front in the line of defense for the freedom that even those who hate them are afforded. 

My love and appreciation for our Armed Forces only grow stronger each year and in each situation where they are required to defend this nation.  I salute you and your service.  Thank you to all my fellow, veterans the Marines, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and Navy. 

THANK YOU!  May your day be joyous and may the entire nation show you the honor and respect you deserve as well as remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice!

GOD BLESS AMERICA and GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!