TRUTH CAN BEAR UP UNDER EXAMINATION BUT FALSEHOOD???


The longer I live, the more I study history, the Bible, and humanity, the more concerned I become for our present world.  No, I’m not going to plunge into a doomsday sermon.  I hope to call attention to some questions that I believe we should be asking.  Questions we should ask ourselves and those charged with managing the government.  Questions we should be asking for the sake of our Freedom, the Truth, America as the Free Constitutional Republic, and our children. 

Today we live in a world where there is a determined effort to silence anyone and anything that is counters or questions certain positions or ideologies.  My concerns could be posed as a question.  When you silence the other side of any question or issue do you not make your position appear weak?   Do you not make your postulation seem suspect and, in a measure, weaken the credibility of your argument?  Even if your position or contention is true and right if you reject all debate and censor those who disagree you appear to be hiding something.  The Truth can and will stand up under examination.  A lie needs to suppress all opposing views because it is not factually based. 

There are many directions I could go with that contention and there are many things that I could address.  We have evolved or morphed (badly) in American politics to the point that rather than factually, intellectually, scientifically, and with a reasoned presentation defend our position, silencing the opposition is the desired tactic.  In any situation where there is a concerted effort to silence all dissenting views, red flags go up in my head and heart.  There is something inside me that asks, “Why?”  If the position is valid, backed up by data, and is sound, why be concerned about the opposition?  Facts do not lie but theories lacking facts do.

I will possibly incur the ire of some for this, but I am going to ask, “What if all the silenced and censored scientists and doctors who issued warnings against the COVID vaccine were not wrong?”  I know, you researched it on Google and the information there is overwhelmingly in favor of the vaccines and deem them 100% safe.  I hope that is correct, but if it is and there is empirical data to back up those assertions, then why fear opposing views? 

            I understand that today’s society is easily influenced and swayed based on the volume of information.  I understand that today’s society has been inundated with fear and the door to paranoia has been opened.  I know there are kooky conspiracists who find a demon under every rock and issues warnings about everything.  I know that some will be swayed by the person giving the most impassioned argument.  I understand that the level of distrust for the government affords some conspiracists a ready-made platform to offer their self-serving tidbits of paranoia.  Yet, if the government is telling the Truth and the vaccines are as safe and effective as they claim, why the efforts to silence opposing voices?

            We have learned, belatedly, that some of the therapeutics such as Ivermectin and HCQ had, at least some, success in dealing with COVID in the early stages.  Why did those like Dr. Fauci and others utilize every means to prevent the public from having that information?  Any mention of prophylactic treatments was lampooned and quashed by the mainstream media.  Google, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook banned dissenting voices and proponents of those drugs.  Those calling for their use were vilified, and much energy was invested in discrediting them.  Why?  Why not have an open debate using scientific data and actual test cases?  Why?  I can only speculate. 

            This administration has deemed a consortium of scientists and doctors who question the veracity and safety of the vaccine as the “dirty dozen.”  Some of those have lost their jobs, cannot get books or papers published, and find themselves ostracized by much of the medical and scientific world.  Why?  If we are truly interested in the Truth and ending this pandemic providing a safe and effective tool to people, would it not behoove us to openly discuss the questions, concerns, and fears of the dissenters.  If there is factual data to support the contention of Dr. Fauci and the government would it not benefit everyone to have the debate in an open forum?

Some of the most prolific and well-known names of the dissenters are Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, a long-time anti-vaxxer, and Joseph Mercola.  They have large followings and if they were the only ones, I would probably be inclined to dismiss their warnings.  However, there are many others – doctors, virologists, epidemiologists, biologists, pathologists, et al who opposed the CDC and WHO narratives.  They have virtually all been banned from Social Media and their videos and articles have magically disappeared from the internet.  Why?

Why are we willing to allowing the social media powerbrokers like Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and their cohorts many of whom are compromised and none of them scientists or doctors, to determine what we can or cannot hear, see, or read?

Why would a link to an interview with Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor of mRNA, get you banned, silenced, censored, and canceled by the social media sites?  Why?  His interviews have been taken down and he is receiving death threats!  Why?  The Atlantic has a hit piece on him!  Why?  He is not alone many others have and do raise concerns.  Should we not be privy to all the information available so that individually we can make an informed decision.  The Truth will bear up under examination but the False must silence all opposition. 

Let me give you a list of some of the doctors and scientists who question the vaccine.  My objective is not to toss out any credibility for the vaccine.  It may be everything the government is claiming.  It may be the answer and those dissenters may be wrong.  I do not have the answer, but I would like to have the questions and concerns answered satisfactorily with empirical evidence, not hyperbole and theory.  Like Sgt. Friday, I say, “Just the facts ma’am, just the facts, please.”

The list of people with heretofore impeccable credentials includes:  Dr. Peter McCulloughDr. Vernon Coleman of the UK, Dr. Ryan Cole is especially good at communicating the science in lay terms.  Dr. Denis Rancourt of Ontario, Dr. Reiner Fuellmich,  The Children’s Health Defense EuropeDr. Tom Cowan, the late Kary Mullis, the inventor of the PCR testDr. David Rasnick, a Ph.D. chemistDr. Sucharit Bhakdi,  Dr. David MartinGeert Vanden Bossche, DVMDr. Luc Montagnier,  Dr. Simone Gold of Frontline DoctorsDr. Michael Yeadon, formerly of PfizerSunetra Gupta of the University of OxfordJay Bhattacharya of Stanford University, authors of the Great Barrington Declaration, and Dr. Martin Kuldorff of Harvard.  These are just a few of the doctors and scientists whose expertise has led them to entirely different conclusions regarding the treatment of COVID and the safety of the vaccines.  

The most serious question is: “What if a few of them, some of them, or even all of these dissenting doctors are right about the vaccines, COVID treatments, the variants, etc.? What if they are?”  

Jesus said, “You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.”  If we do not hear the truth and only hear one side, can we be sure we have heard the truth?  I am growing weary of conspiracies about everything.  Yes, the devil is evil and evil people do evil things.  No, the government is not always working for our best good and in our best interests.  Yet, everything that happens may not be part of some larger scheme to enslave us.  Some things are just dumb and the powerbrokers in government striving for their own interests.  We have the choice to believe whatever we are told or to diligently seek to discover the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

At the end of the day for me, it is do I trust God or not?  Regardless of what the government does, or evil people do, God is still God and He is capable and willing to keep us!  I contend that taking or not taking the vaccine should be a personal choice.  It should be done in prayer, careful research, and consultation with your family.  If you take it that is your choice and if you refuse that is your choice.  Whether you take it or not, we all should be careful in hygiene and be aware of our surroundings and limit our exposure to obvious dangers.  Most are not obvious!  That brings me back to my declaration and question about trusting God.  My eternal soul is the most important thing!  

Freedom is a prize worth fighting for, so let’s ask for the government to cease censoring and silencing everything that questions their actions and allow the Truth to come to the fore! 

God bless you and God bless America!

MANDATES??


When I hear a politician say that they have a mandate from the voters to do this or that, I shudder.  My observation has been that the so-called mandates the politicians envision as being demanded by the voters are nothing more than an excuse to do what they desire.  I am convinced that those with an insatiable thirst for power and control believe that every time they are elected or allowed to do their deeds, they have a justification for their actions.

I do not believe they care whether we truly want what they are doing or not but use our permissiveness to pursue their agenda.  It is my observation that bad actors in both major political parties are in bed with the idea of domination.  They use buzz words that sound saintly and righteous.  They present verbiage that sounds caring and compassionate but inside the vileness of their hearts direct their actions.  They plan evil on their beds and pursue their prime objective of Control and Dominance.

We hear words like ‘equity’ and ‘equality’ bandied about and the crowds listening to the diatribe and rhetoric shout like those at an old-fashioned tent revival attendee.  The giddiness of the proponents of ‘leveling the playing field’ by governmental mandate seems to be infectious among those not willing to investigate the facts and use cognitive reason. 

Joe Biden has repeatedly insisted that he and they have a mandate to do things that even when their own polls indicate the majority do not desire what they are pursuing.  A mandate?  A mandate of the mind is not a mandate of the people!  At a time when I thought nothing could surprise me, I continue to be surprised by the duplicity and complicity of politicians of both major parties in seeking the fictitious ‘level playing field’.  I guess they believe the absurd claims that if the government were to ban guns the criminals would turn theirs in.

I don’t know if it is out of guilt or driven by a misguided view of humanity and our individualism, but they seek to make law things that will further widen the gap and squash creativity and incentive.  We are all equal in creation, but we are not all equal in talent, intelligence, ability, or drive.  We are individuals who working collectively can and do produce some amazing things as the past 50 years have evidenced in advances in every sector of life and industry.

I am surprised when I read the list of bipartisan legislators supporting the EQUAL Act (Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law).  This seeks to abolish all remaining sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine.  On the surface that sounds good. 

On June 22 the Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Regina LaBelle testified before the Senate. She declared, “The Biden-Harris Administration strongly supports eliminating the current disparity in sentencing between crack cocaine and powder cocaine.  The current disparity is not based on evidence yet has caused significant harm for decades, particularly to individuals, families, and communities of color. The continuation of this sentencing disparity is a significant injustice in our legal system, and it is past time for it to end.”  What was missing in her testimony?  There was no mention of the significant harm (i.e., crime, violence, addiction, and death) caused by the use and trafficking of the drugs themselves, then or now. 

In 1986 a bill sponsored by Senator Joe Biden, yep, the current president, called the Anti-Drug Abuse Act was passed.  It was a reaction to the skyrocketing addiction rates among ever-increasing numbers of crack users, mostly in the inner cities and accompanied by incredible violence.  It spread from city to city and was the monetary vehicle of many gangs such as the Bloods and Crips and left a trail of carnage in its wake.

The bill was in response to the demands of African American communities that had been ravaged by drugs and violence.

I am supportive of helping the addicted as much as possible and also staunchly behind incarcerating the dealers.  If that seems to affect any group of people more than another the question must be the level of the activity of dealing drugs.  I do not want any group needlessly targeted but if the crime is committed the enforcement must be in place.  There is evidence that in the 1990s, crack laws helped diminish cocaine use and a reduction in crime.  The data indicates that there was a 40% reduction nationwide and amazingly, 80% in New York City! 

Heather MacDonald dramatically pointed out that due to the reduction in violence associated with the drug trade in that era, “over ten thousand minority males are alive today who would have been killed had the homicide remained at its earlier levels.”  Positive and proactive law enforcement proved to be a benefit to citizens. Today, the push of the Left and the Woke Crowd of Politically Correct Snowflakes is to ‘defund’ the police and let crime be unchecked.  It makes me wonder if the politicians pursuing those edicts are participants in the monetary benefit of the trade.  If not, I have to wonder if they are themselves, users!

This is just one of the many tentacles the federal government is seeking to impose on us and define what is best and good for society.  The drive for political correctness and equality has become an epidemic that is more threatening than the COVID-19 Pandemic.  I am not diminishing the virus for I know people who have perished from it and others who are suffering diminished health as a result. 

Control is the name of the game and at the beginning of the Pandemic we were told that we had to do this and that to ‘flatten the curve’.  Now, they continue to push for a Vaccine Passport to become the Law of the Land.  The amazing ease they gained control, locked down the nation and much of the world is frightening.  The mask argument has raged with vastly differing opinions within the medical and scientific community.  It has divided families and produced enmity between persons who normally would stand shoulder to shoulder on issues. 

The Mandates to stay home, wear a mask, etc. were supposedly temporary and to enable us to ‘flatten the curve’.  But like almost every law passed and mandate enacted by the government nothing is temporary.  Control once obtained is not relinquished without a fight.  They are finding new ways to launch the public into a state of paranoia and through fear or a sense of guilt impose their wills on citizens.  If those seeking to remain relevant and powerful get their way, we will be wearing masks into perpetuity.

I don’t care which side of the issue you stand on masks or the vaccine, I have to wonder, is it in our best interest to have the government determine what we can and cannot do?  Will it stop with masks or vaccines?  They continue to tell us, “It will get worse.”  We know that 56% of Americans have received at least one dose of the vaccine.  There are 48% fully vaccinated and in the over 65 population, 79% have been vaccinated.  Yet, we continue to have variants, mutations, and even the vaccinated become infected.

The CDC has reported that it is estimated that 35% of all Americans have been infected over the last year.  They indicated that with the overlap between those previously infected and the vaccinated that 80-90% of Americans either have a natural or vaccination immunity to the Chinese virus.  I do believe they talked about ‘herd immunity’ in the beginning but no longer bring that to the table.

I do not want the virus, nor do I want anyone to contract the disease. But I am concerned that their Mandates are more about Power and Control than protecting the American people.  That applies to attempting to ‘level the playing field’, change sentencing mandates and guidelines for drug crimes and other crimes.  It is across the board.  If Control is the objective rather than protecting or benefiting the citizens, then we the people must become involved in protecting our liberties and freedoms.

Again, I do not believe we can rectify the power problem in politics at the ballot box alone.  I do not believe we can achieve it through a constitutional judiciary alone.  I believe that the only way we turn the tide of destruction is by returning to God and returning to our moral foundations.  If we do not become a people, whose God is the God of the Bible we will see incremental erosions of our liberties and become the proverbial frog in the pan of water.  One day our liberties will be no more!

God bless you and God bless America!

Politics 101 – NEVER EVER TAKE RESPONSIBILITY…


I cannot help but laugh through my tears and anger when I hear a politician, namely, Joe Biden, said, “I had to abide by the Trump agreement with the Taliban.”  Hey, Joe, if that were the case then why are we back in the Paris Climate Accord?  Why are we back in the Obama agreement with Iran allowing them to develop nuclear weapons?  Why are we allowing multitudes to cross the southern border?  Why are we reversing the Trump ban on transgenders in the military?  Why are we restarting the funding of international organizations that promote provide abortions? 

It seems that abiding by some deal to withdraw from Afghanistan was a choice you made because it was what you wanted, Mr. Biden.  You reversed some of the most effective policies of President Trump immediately upon entering the Oval Office.  What makes this one different?  I’m sorry, but that dog won’t hunt that this is a deal you inherited and a deal you could not break.  I am not troubled with the idea of withdrawal but the ineptitude exhibited by your administration and the virtual abandoning of Americans trapped behind enemy lines.

Mr. Biden, if you believed it was in America’s best interest to remain in Afghanistan long-term, or even short-term, sir, you are the Commander in Chief and that ball was and is in your court.  You claimed that the Afghanistan military was well able to handle an uprising by the Taliban.  You and your ‘Woke’ Military Brass publicly stated that this would not happen.  You were wrong, admit it!  Admit a wrong?  Politicians never admit errors, they blame their predecessor or the other political party.  I hope the American people are growing weary of this flaw in our politics and politicians.

I am not arguing that we should have remained in that country, but it is undeniable that the Biden administration botched the withdrawal.  Seeing the helicopters land on the Embassy was reminiscent of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War.  Having our Embassy overrun and endangering the lives of Americans reminds me of Benghazi under the Obama administration and Iran under the Carter administration.  Errors in judgment by the Commander in Chief usually cost the lives of Americans.  Someone is to be held accountable and it is not the former President, he did not do this.

Just a few short months and weeks before this debacle the Woke Military Upper Echelon, Biden’s team was praising the Afghan armed forces and their ability to defend their nation.  General Mathis claimed in July 2010 that “The Afghan army is increasingly effective.”  He added that the Afghan military alongside the U.S. forces was the “worst nightmare of the Taliban.”  Some nightmare, right? General Miley was asleep at the wheel and it was chaos!

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan admitted that the security situation in Afghanistan, “unfolded at unexpected speed.”  He argued that President Biden made the right decision, a claim that seems difficult to assert with a straight face.  He said, “The president did not think it was inevitable that the Taliban were going to take control of Afghanistan.  He thought that the Afghan national security forces could step up and fight because we spent 20 years, tens of billions of dollars, training them, giving them the best equipment, giving the support of U.S. forces for 20 years.” 

Biden and his advisers and the military brass were wrong! The Afghan forces, like so many national forces in the region, did not have the stomach for a fight or they are part of the Taliban ideology and they offered no resistance.  We should have known that!  I wonder how the president’s words from July taste.

In July of this year, President Biden insisted that we would not evacuate the U.S. Embassy by helicopter.  I don’t know, in hindsight, if he meant we would abandon them as we did in Benghazi or he had no clue about the state of the Afghan armed forces.  Either way, it is a disaster.  Is Joe Biden capable of handling our national security?  I have an opinion but since I have not been on the inside, I will let those who know, speak.

Barack Obama’s former Ambassador to Afghanistan said, “I question Biden’s ability to lead our nation.”  That is from someone that served while he was Vice President under Barack Obama.  Ryan Crocker, who served as Obama’s ambassador from 2011-2012 called attention to the fact that the Biden administration failed to foresee the swiftness with which the Taliban would act and the ease, they would reclaim control of the country. 

When Joe Biden was asked if withdrawing our troops would lead to another “Fall of Saigon?”  He snorted and said, “None whatsoever.  Zero.”  He went on to insist that entire brigades were breaking through our gates in Saigon.  He claimed the Taliban was not a South then corrected it to North Vietnam.  He claimed they were not even remotely close in their ability or strength.  He said, “There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of the embassy in the – of the United States from Afghanistan.  It is not at all comparable.”  Hello Joe – Guess what!

Failure to provide adequate air support to the Afghan forces helped to ensure the nation’s downfall.  The ease with which the Taliban took over and the lack of response from Biden will have a lasting impact on what terrorists will dare in the days to come.  He has placed America and Americans in harm’s way needlessly.  He did not have to stay in Afghanistan, but he should have provided adequate support to the national forces of that nation.

What is the Biden Doctrine for our national security?  I agree with the assertion by Representative August Pfluger that the debacle in Afghanistan reveals the Biden Doctrine is Hear no Evil. See no Evil.  Stop no Evil.  He is proving to be weaker than his former boss Barack Hussein Obama and is allowing the Islamic jihadists to run roughshod over us.  That is more than tragic it is treacherous and could even be classified as treasonous.

I believe, as many of our former presidents have asserted, that the greatest deterrent to war is strength.  We achieve peace through demonstrated strength not demonstrated weakness.  You cannot appease your way to peace.  You cannot negotiate with a terrorist.  You use the necessary force to gain peace.  We are aware of Know and Suspected Terrorist (KSTs) crossing our southern border, and this will only make that number rise exponentially. 

How long can we survive being governed by a group of people who are willing to surrender to the enemy?  How long can we survive when this administration refuses to hold China accountable for the COVID virus?  How long can we survive when there is a concerted effort to destroy our American energy sources while building that of our enemies?  How long can we survive when censorship is made the norm if you are not in lockstep with the toxic brand of liberalism embodied in the modern Democratic Party?  How long can we survive if our inalienable rights are trampled upon and stripped from us?  How long?  Not long enough to replace the perpetrators with constitutionalists. 

We must fall on our faces and pray.  We must become actively involved.  We must defend the Republic at the polls and on every front.  Failure to do so will result in the United States of America as the Free Constitutional Republic vanishing before our eyes.  Will you join the fight for Faith, Family, and Freedom?

God bless you and God bless America!

IF THIS IS US, What Are We?


I realize that my title leaves much to question and that is the reason for the title and the question interwoven in it.  If this is us, what are we?  If what we are seeing politically, socially, economically, racially, and even spiritually is America, then what has America become? 

Can we claim to be the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave?  Can we claim to be a Christian nation?  Can we claim to be the Free Constitutional Republic with limited government?  Can we claim to be the United States of America?  Another question would be, have we become so fragmented, divided, and disillusioned that we are willing to allow personal biases to destroy the framework and fabric of our Republic?

I would love to declare that we are still the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, but I find it difficult to convince many, as we reflect on what is and has been happening over the past few years.  I would love to declare adamantly that we are a Christian nation, but with the assault on the Judeo-Christian faith and the Bible coupled with the complicity of some in the pulpit, I’m not sure I can satisfactorily argue that. 

Are we still the Free Constitutional Republic we were established to be?  The subverting of the Constitution and the complicity of Congress and the Courts agreeing with the activists and Anti-Republicanism contingent, I find that a difficult argument. 

I see much fragmentation in our nation.  I have contended for most of my adult life and all of my years in Christian ministry that there is ONE Race, the Human Race.  I believed and continue to believe that there are two ethnicities, ‘Saved and Lost.’  We are ALL created by God in His image and if we were to come into agreement on that point, we could solve many, if not most of the “racial” issues we now face. 

If we could look at our fellow humans through the lens of God’s love, we would remove most of the causes for division.  Sadly, in every aspect of life, we divide into camps, sects, groups, and alliances and seek to devour or destroy all who are not like us.  That is not unique for one so-called ethnicity.

I have been praying for an awakening in America.  The first awakening for which I seek is Spiritual.  Our founding fathers, regardless of what has been taught in schools, and advocated by the anti-Americanist for decades, believe in God’s providence and the value of the Bible, Christianity, and morality in society.

We were once a nation upon whom the propitious smiles of heaven rested.  That was before we banned God from the public square, demanded that people abandon their faith to accommodate a desired lifestyle of others, and openly embraced the slaughter of the unborn.  That may rankle some, but it is the view of this American and I have a right to my view, as you do yours.

I believe I am seeing a smoldering ember of revival burning in the hearts of some that I encounter in my day-to-day activities and talk to via social media or other means.  I sense a growing consciousness of our moral decline growing and if that translates into prayerfulness and repentance, there will be an awakening and if the Church awakens, a Sleeping Giant will arise and impact every dimension of American life beyond what we have witnessed in a very long time.

I have been praying that the rank-and-file Americans will awaken and realize that the politicians are not our friends.  That people would realize that the freebies and handouts designed to make us beholding to them and obligated to perpetuate their rule are not worth the loss of freedom.  I continue to see glimmers of hope that this is happening, even among those who dare not avow such publicly for fear of reprisal from within their own communities, organizations, and clubs.  Sometimes silence is golden and sometimes it is yellow.  There will come a time when we must identify with what is Right regardless of the threats to our person, property, and livelihood.

Over several decades the ruling elites have been overly preoccupied with self-aggrandizement and cohabitation with the Communist Chinese and other despotic regimes around the world.  Money talks and too many of our political elites have prostituted themselves for the almighty dollar and abandoned the principles of Constitutional Freedom. 

Those elitists have ignored the gradual and sometimes not so gradual erosion of our national sovereignty.  They have allowed those regimes to position themselves for the total domination of much of America’s structure and governmental framework.  They have, in a discernable manner, coopted the American Democratic Party and that party that claimed to be for the little man has become the oppressor and seeks total dominance.

The Executive Orders that flooded the American political landscape after the inauguration have proven detrimental to America and facilitated the desire for fundamental transformation and total control.  How any sane thinking human can embrace the failed ideology of Marxism, Communism, and Socialism is beyond my ability to compute. 

Our young people, coming out of the educational system, for at least two generations have bought the theory with no practical or cognitive ability to grasp reality.  Life is more than theoretical.  I serve a God who is not a theory but a reality.  I love Freedom and am not willing to abandon my patriotism because someone might be offended.

The cabal of Leftists and theoretical Republicans sought to marginalize Donald Trump and every one of the 75+ million who voted for him.  We are considered Neandertals, racists, fascists, and white supremacists (even if not white), homophobic, xenophobic, and unworthy of breathing the air of planet earth.    They seized power and those seeking power never willingly relinquish power and control once attained.  The people become useful idiots to advance their cause.  They view us as their serfs, and we are the unwashed masses of ignoramuses needing to be cared for lest we harm ourselves.

They have flung open the border, sought to guarantee that the slaughter of the unborn continues, weakened the foundation of the home, and decimated our educational system.  The push for amnesty for 11-40 million illegals will prove to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back economically and in many other aspects. 

Today, 30% of all working families, (50 million) are low-income but barely above the poverty level.  About 60% of those are headed by racial/ethnic minorities.  Those identifying as African-Americas make up about 13% of the population but account for 30% of the low-income families.  We have about 39 million living below the poverty level.

The American Marxists claim to be the champions of minorities and low-income families but are the main players in the push for amnesty for illegals. A move that would push the low-income even lower.  Power, not people, is at the heart of most politics.  I believe, as I talk to people identifying in varying ethnicities, people are beginning to realize the path we are on is unstainable and detrimental to their personal well-being.  If that becomes a movement, we will see the restoration of Republicanism and Constitutionalism.

The assault on Freedom of Speech should infuriate everyone no matter their political, personal, social, racial, or spiritual position.  The assault on our 2nd Amendment and the distortion and mischaracterization and misinformation that goes unchallenged too often will strip from us our other freedoms.  The insane deficit spending will bury us as quickly as any action by the government.  Are people waking up?  I hope so.

What are we to do?  We must return to God with a whole heart!  We must return to following His moral guidelines and directives for interpersonal relationships!  We must become people of prayer and practice the precepts of the Bible!  If we will, individually, manifest our Christian faith, we can see God’s Kingdom Come and His will done on earth as it is in heaven.  We will also see the influence of God and good impact our nation and America can be restored and preserved.  Will you join me in being who the Bible teaches we can and are to be?  America and our eternity are too valuable for anything less.

God bless you and God bless America!

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS IN AMERICA…


It has been said, “All that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to be silent.”  That has been said in various forms and by various people throughout the history of America and before.  The Bible speaks of the requirement and expectation of good, righteous, godly, and God-fearing people to be vocal when they see danger and call evil what it is – evil.  Failure to do that seldom, if ever, results in a positive outcome. 

Sometimes, silence makes one complicit and enables the agenda that is detrimental to go forward.  Sometimes, silence is to give license to sin by failing to contrast that action and activity to the precepts of God’s Word and all reasonable moral codes among people. 

I believe that there has been a silencing of the lambs in America and even in the Church.  I believe that there is a current move to strip many, if not most Americans, of their inalienable and constitutional right of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion.  If those seeking that usurpation of the Bible and the Constitution are successful America will find itself on the trash heap of society and history.  We will discover that we can never again hope to have a free and legitimate election.  We will watch our republic move from Free Constitutionalism into Oligarchic Tyranny with extreme Authoritarian rule imposed. 

Edmund Burke is credited with the statement about evil triumphing when the good remain silent and inactive.  I found this quote from Burke: “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”  That is a powerful assertion.  Unfortunately, it appears to be a condition existing in a large swath of American society in 2021. 

I have read some of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s works detailing his ministry and struggles and found some powerful warnings.  He said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.  Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.”  I have translated that too many endeavors in life such as voting and declared that “Not to vote is to vote.”

The Bible is not silent on the requirement to sound the alarm when we see evil and danger.  God told the prophet Ezekiel (Chapter 3) that his commission and assignment were to sound the alarm.  He was warned that if he failed to warn the wicked of wickedness and the righteous the dangers of wickedness their blood would be on his hands. 

We live in a society and even a significant portion of the Christian community where the philosophy is that ‘minding one’s own business’ is the best policy.  Many believe they are being righteous by not becoming involved in the dirty business of politics.  Too many have embraced the idea of leaving politics to the politicians.  I have had more than one preacher tell me that God instructed separation between church and state.  I believe they are misguided and are misinterpreting whatever scripture they are using as a basis for their conviction.

I had a person tell me, “Well, I have never killed anyone, stolen, or cheated on my wife, and I go to church, so I’m okay.” One even said, “I’m as good as the next fellow and my philosophy is live and let live.”  They were living largely unaffected by the damage and dangers in our world caused by the departure from God and the political impositions being imposed. That it was not touching them personally allowed them to clear their consciences and sit in silence as the world crumbled.

The Bible speaks of sins of commission and omission.  If we remain silent and inactive, when we know that God’s precepts are being violated, lives are being destroyed, and freedoms are being infringed upon, we are, at worst, committing a sin of omission.  Our silence makes us complicit and offers up the naïve on the altar of convenience.  The Scripture tells us that if we know to do good and do not do it, that is SIN!

There are things, other than politics, that demand our becoming involved and breaking our silence and departing from the philosophy of live and let live.  When domestic abuse that is visible and a life is in danger, do you say, “It’s none of my business?”  I have had situations where I tried to help in a domestic dispute and had both parties turned on me.  However, when there is physical abuse and a life is threatened, the minimum would be to speak out and notify the authorities.  Silence, in my view, is being complicit with the abuser and allowing him or her to continue their abusiveness.

What if you saw a toddler in the yard, next door, and on the ground near the child was a hypodermic needle that had been used the night before by someone doing drugs.  What if the child headed for the needle and you are near enough to intervene, do you?  At the least, you should pick up the needle and dispose of it.  I would also speak to the parents hoping to save that child’s life and maybe theirs.

Let me offer something relevant in today’s climate.  I believe that Christians and those who value moral rightness should not be silent regarding the slaughter of unborn babies in the womb.  I had a person say, “Well, I’m not doing it.  That is between them and their god.”  I know of women who were planning to abort their babies, and someone spoke up and brought them the truth of God’s word and some scientific facts regarding that infant in the womb.  Those women opted to give birth rather than abort because someone refused to be silent.

If we would cease being silent and comfortable with allowing what happens, happen so long as it does not touch us personally, we could see some changes in our world for good.  The politicians will do whatever they can to satisfy those who are the most vocal or provide the greatest monetary benefit or afford them access to power.  Most do not feel threatened by the Christian community because we have been disjointed and some have supported unbiblical politics. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said some things that resonate with me.  You may or may not agree with the cause for which he was fighting, but take his quote and apply it to your life and life in general.  He said, “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”  I have heard all my life, “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.”  In that vein, Dr. King said, “If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”  He said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”  He said, “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” 

I believe that it is mandatory that all who believe the Bible, love Freedom, and want to preserve our Republic must move out of our cocoons and cease being the proverbial Ostrich with our heads buried in the sand.  We are in the mess we are in because we sat silent while God was banished from the public square.  We sat in silence when the slaughter of unborn babies became the norm.  We sat in silence when conscience was informed by the government it must take a back seat to political correctness. 

America is in a bad state, not simply because bad politicians enacted bad legislation.  We are not in our current condition simply because those seeking to fundamentally transform our nation coopted education and the media.  We are not in this state because of politics alone, but because Good People remained silent and like Nero, fiddled while Rome Burned! 

Let me leave you with a passage from Proverbs 31:8-9, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. 9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”  It has been said that silence is the difference between sight and insight and between fear and faith.  Let me place myself on the chopping block and remind everyone of the words of Jesus in Revelation 2:14 – “You’re a nice church – you feed the homeless and reach out to those in need – but I have a few things against you because you have there, those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality” 

America can no longer cling to the hope of restoration and recovery if her lambs continue to be silent!  If you know something is wrong, do not remain silent.  You do not have to be antagonistic, but you must not be silent.  When you know the policies of a candidate or a party or detrimental and dangerous, you must not be passive and apathetic.  Stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom!  America is worth fighting for!

God bless you and God bless America!

THE POWER AND PURPOSE IN SONG…


I am convinced that few studying American history in the modern era has any idea as to the origins and impact of some of the songs of the American Revolution.  With our revisionism, cancel culture, political correctness, and whitewashing of our true origins we have produced a generation or two of historically illiterate souls.  Denying the past often leads to repeating the mistakes of the past and expanding upon them.  Knowing, our failures and our successes provide a platform from which we can correct mistakes, heal wounds, and ascend to greater heights societally.  Denying an event provides no therapeutic benefit. 

The British frequently sought to demoralize the Americans (Yanks) as they deemed them.  One of our popular songs from that era “Yankee Doodle”, the state song of Connecticut was not originally American but British.  It began as a song making fun of the American troops and smacked with the superior attitude of the Brits toward the colonist.  They considered us sub-human, subservient, and incapable of matching their wealth, wit, or power.  I have and do contend they were right if you disregard the divine hand of providence.  God was on the side of the objective of the colonist. 

The song surfaced before the American Revolution and was an attempt by the British to ridicule and mock the American soldiers.  The term “Yankee” was a derogatory term and in some parts of America still is.  The term “Doodle” was a word that meant “fool” or “simpleton.”  Combing the two, “Yankee Doodle”, the Brits were hurling slurs toward the Americans and expressing their disdain and disregard from them.

The colonist did what I and many believe is what should be done with slander and derogatory slurs.  Take ownership of them and allow them to metamorphose into a source of pride and power.  The devil has co-opted the language of the Bible and the Church and used it effectively against those not knowing the truth.  The rainbow was a sign of Covenant and Life in the Bible, not a symbol of pride for living a lifestyle that is anathema to the Word of God. 

The American colonist developed their own culture, became adept at the use of irony and even sarcasm toward their oppressors.  Many became emboldened as little things such as transforming this song began to take root in the new world.  The Colonists began to take pride in the song and even the terms Yankee Doodle.  In a sense they were saying to the elitists British, you are going to be taken down by Yankee Doodles.  That had to sting as the war progressed and ultimately the Americans were victorious.

One of the earliest references to the song was in the 1767 opera The Disappointment, and we have printed versions dating back to 1775 that mocked a U.S. Army officer from Massachusetts.  It is often presumed that the true origin of the tune “Yankee Doodle” is either Irish or Dutch, rather than British.  Most historians attribute the American version to Dr. Shackburg, who wrote the lyrics in 1755.  Other versions have emerged over the years.  It was used by the South against the North in the Civil War and the North sang it in derision against the South. 

The Star-Spangled Banner is another of our patriotic songs that was originally sung to a drinking song, “To Anacreon in Heaven”.  It is based on a poem written by Francis Scott Key called “Defense of Ft. McHenry.”  In 1812, Key overhead the British plans for attacking Baltimore while onboard a British ship under a flag of truce trying to negotiate the release of a local doctor.  That resulted in Key becoming a prisoner.  Key was so moved to see the American flag still flying proudly the next morning the words from his heart flowed to paper and “The Star-Spangled Banner” became America’s national anthem via President Woodrow Wilson’s executive order in 1916.  Congress took 15 years to confirm this action and made it official in 1931.

Another song, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, written by Julia Ward Howe, the wife of a Boston abolitionist, wrote this hymn during the Civil War after visiting the Union army camped on the Potomac near Washington, D.C.  It appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and became a rallying cry for the Union soldiers.  It later inspired American soldiers during WWII and has been used by groups since to proclaim their cause as just, good, and right. 

Another song, My Country ‘Tis of the Thee / America written by Samuel Smith as a student in a seminary outside Boston, Massachusetts.  It was based on the melody from the British national anthem, “God Save the King.”  It was first performed in 1831 at a children’s Independence Day celebration in Boston.  It went on to become the de facto national anthem of the United States for most of the 19th century.

The song, America the Beautiful is another powerful anthem, written by Katharine Lee Bates.  She was a young English teacher and poet.  She wrote the song at age 33.  She went on a sightseeing trip to Pike’s Peak, Colorado in 1893 and two years later was still so moved by what she saw she wrote a poem of reflection and gratitude.

In her poem, she captured the lingering impact of the victories and joys experienced by all Americans.  She inserted the reality that all Americans should recognize God’s grace that He has extended to this nation in the historic and dramatic development of this young nation.  The musical setting was developed by Samuel Augustus Ward, in 1882.  While on a ferryboat from Coney Island back to New York City, he wrote the tune in his head.  There have been efforts to replace the Star-Spangled Banner with this song because many believe it is more expressive and less militaristic.  Both songs are widely used today and most Americans, even in our time of cancel everything, want it that way.

Music is inspirational.  The Bible confirms that music created in the human dimension has the power to influence what happens in the spirit world.  God made mankind in his image and likeness (Genesis 1:26-27).  Man was given the same capacity to create and enjoy music that God possesses.  Music is a part of the atmosphere of heaven (Revelation 5:9-11).  We are reminded in Job 38:7 that there was singing at the creation of the world before the devil wrecked it.  Music was used by the prophets, David a master musician used music to quiet the spirit in Saul and to encourage himself in the LORD.

Music in the time of war often serves a dual role.  It is a means of communication and a psychological weapon or tool.  In the Christian life, as revealed in the Bible music is vital to inspire, encourage, and build faith for the war we are engaged in.  The Bible reveals that Lucifer, the devil, was the chief musician of heaven.  Paul identifies that the devil is the prince of the power of the air.  Music is released into the air and affects those around it.  It can be soothing or create extreme agitation. 

I take to heart the word of the apostle Paul in Colossians 3:16, “let the word of Christ dwell richly in you in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.”  Music changes the focus and if we fill our mouths with praise and sing to the LORD, we will find our focus turning to him. 

In today’s world, much of the music is vile and violent.  It is filled with filth and encourages every type of abdominal practice known to man.  Yet, there is music that lifts the heart and soul and propels us into the presence of God and into an attitude of worship.  We can choose what we listen to and what we sing.  Music is and has always been vital.  It has played a powerful role in the history of mankind and American history.

God bless you and God bless America!

THE HEALING OF THE NATION 101 – – We Are Getting an “F”.


That title should sufficiently rankle enough people that there may only be two or three left to read this article.  However, God made some things clear in His word.  Things that impact every dimension of life including interpersonal relationships and politics.  Yes, politics because politics affects life and God is all about life.

There are some basic guidelines taught in the Bible regarding Life and how to deal with each other.  If those are followed, 99.9% of the manufactured and exaggerated problems we are now focusing on would dissipate and over a very short period of time become non-existent.  You may vehemently disagree and believe that if we use the biblical directive to deal with people and the problems facing each of us and this nation, we would. become doormats. You may believe that we must fight fire with fire and push back harder than we are pushed.  If you do, what I am going to say will not be palatable in your world and you will deem me a weak-willed pacifist.  Think what you will, but I will go with God’s Word.

Jesus instructed in John 13:34-45 – “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  Just as I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples if you have love for one another.”  We DO NOT love one another in today’s world.  That is a fact! 

Paul informed us of how problems arise and the fruit of the lack of love in Galatians 5:13-15 – “For you, my brothers, were called to freedom; only do not let your freedom become an opportunity for the sinful nature (worldliness, selfishness), but through love serve and seek the best for one another. 14 For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is fulfilled in one precept, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, you shall have an unselfish concern for others and do things for their benefit].” 15But if you bite and devour one another [in bickering and strife], watch out that you [along with your entire fellowship] are not consumed by one another.”

Then James gave his powerful insight in James 3:16-18 – “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder [unrest, rebellion] and every evil thing and morally degrading practice. 17But the wisdom from above is first pure [morally and spiritually undefiled], then peace-loving [courteous, considerate], gentle, reasonable [and willing to listen], full of compassion and good fruits. It is unwavering, without [self-righteous] hypocrisy [and self-serving guile]. 18And the seed whose fruit is righteousness (spiritual maturity) is sown in peace by those who make peace [by actively encouraging goodwill between individuals].”

My purpose is not to make this a sermon but to highlight that we are focused on the wrong issues and the root source for the problems that exist in today’s world.  The interpersonal issues are not racial issues but heart issues.  Whether we are talking about same-sex marriages, genders, abortion, adultery, fornication, murder, rape, theft, violence, and scores of other issues, the source of the problem is in the heart.  Not the physical organ that pumps blood to the other organs but the heart of the soul.  It is that place where the seed of who we are is birthed.  If that is brought into alignment with God’s moral and spiritual principles and precepts, we will find peaceful coexistence, if not we will have every kind of chaos and disruption known to man.

Make no mistake, I view the situation in American politics as terminal and worth every ounce of energy we can expend to correct our wrong direction.  However, fighting with political weapons, hurling insult for insult, and seeking to destroy those in opposition will exasperate the problem not, rectify it. 

I refuse to allow hate to dominate my life and skew my worldview.  I am a Christian and I believe the Bible.  In America’s formation, our founders and the framer of our constitution recognized the value of God’s precepts being known by all citizens.  They acknowledged the divine providence and help of God in our successes.  They included the Bible as part of the curriculum in public education and printed a Bible to be distributed to American citizens.  You may find that repulsive, but history backs up what I just asserted.

I have determined to make it my life’s objective to see people as God sees them and view them through the lens of heaven, not my ideology, preference, or any animus or bias I might be tempted to allow.  There is much to dislike and even abhor in the lives and political activities of numerous people in government today.  The corruption is visible and documented in some who hold or have held the highest of offices in America.  But, If I fight them on their level, they may not win but neither will I.  Evil will prevail and the hatred and division will be perpetuated.

When we endured the horrific events of September 11, 2001, America was briefly drawn together in a unity that transcended ideological and political lines. We stood hand in hand as a united people.  After the attack by the Japanese Empire on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, America largely threw aside ideological differences and united to preserve the republic.  We have done that numerous times in our history.  The Spirit of 1776 has been resurrected from time to time and the value of freedom became the driving force that allowed alliances otherwise impossible.

Had we remained in the death grip of the division created by jealousy, envy, distrust, misunderstanding, and hate we would have lost WWII, been overrun after 9/11 and America would now be something other than the great nation she has been and still is. 

God warned time and again, in the Bible, regarding those who turn a blind eye to evil and embrace false gods and engage in the debauchery of depravity.  America is on the brink of becoming so fragmented and divided that nothing short of a miracle of God could bring it together.  We have allowed politics to dominate our world and have divided into camps. Many are seeking to eliminate all who are not of their tribe.  If they don’t look, act, talk, walk, work, or believe as we do, they are deemed worthy of annihilation, in the minds of many today.  That is a recipe for destruction, not restoration.

The politics of Big Government is ripping us to shreds.  The war on our inalienable rights including the freedom of speech, religion, and the right to personal property including self-defense embodied in the 2nd Amendment is making us easy targets for evil to prevail.  The fanning of the flames of racial discord attempting to make one sector the sole villain and culprit while ignoring the inconsistencies of others is destructive.  The adoption of idolatry in the form of abortion, gender, and denying the source of our creation is deadly.  There is much to hate, but hating people is not the answer.

It is my view that if we, as individuals, regardless of what is done nationally or internationally, would commit to following the biblical precepts I mentioned at the outset, we could and would see healing begin.  Am I being Utopian in my view?  Yes, if you believe it can be done without God.  No, if you understand that with men it is impossible.  It is impossible for us to love everyone in our own strength.  It is only possible by the ministry and the work of God’s Love, Mercy, Grace, and the Power of the Holy Spirit. 

I love America and will expend every ounce of breath and strength I have to preserve her as the Free Constitutional Republic we were found to be.  I am a Vietnam Veteran, a Patriot, a Family man, a Lover of Freedom, and most importantly a Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.  I believe that the Bible is alive, active, and able to expose the depths of our souls to God and us.  If we will heed the precepts of God’s Word and, as much as possible, live peaceable with all men, demonstrating God’s love to everyone, we will overcome! 

Think of me whatever you please and wonder why I am not vilifying the Left, over the many atrocious policies and actions being put forth today but know that my heart is to please God and to save America.  I believe that this pathway is the only legitimate pathway to peace.

I am going to address, in the next blog post, the issue of “The Silence of the Lambs.”

God bless you and God bless America!

AMERICA, AMERICA, I Would Have Saved You…


Those who truly know me, know that everything I think about life is rooted in my understanding of God’s Word.  I base my entire life on the Word of God and the precepts taught therein.  We may disagree about what God’s Word says.  We may disagree politically, environmentally, economically, socially, and religiously.  We may, but that will not alter the fact that God is the God of All Creation!  He is the sovereign Lord of the universe!  He is the Creator and owner of everything!  That will not change with my endorsing or reject it.

Now that I have potentially alienated some and sufficiently pushed their hot button let me proceed regarding the condition in America.  The condition of the nation, in my view, is directly connected to our relationship with God and His Word.  The condition of the nation is directly related to the condition of the Body of Christ in the world today.  I would and possibly should say, the organized church not the Body of Christ.  I don’t want to engage in doctrinal or theological hair-splitting but want to relate a prophecy from the Old Testament to Israel to the condition in America.  I want to connect some dots in current events and make an impassioned plea to all who will hear and desire to restore the republic.

The prophecy to which I refer is that given to Ezekiel 13.  I believe that if you will read the entire prophecy and carefully examine it, you too will see some similarities and connecting of the dots.  The prophet was instructed to prophesy against the prophets who were offering words concocted from their own wishes, wants, desires, and imaginations.  They were not pointing the people back to God but giving false hope.  They were crying aloud, “Peace, where there was no peace.”   They were denying the moral and spiritual problems and thereby leading people down a primrose path to destruction.

The word to Ezekiel is fascinating.  He says that their efforts are like building flimsy walls that cannot withstand pressure or the elements.  In order to hide the weakness of their efforts they ‘whitewash’ the walls.  I see something similar in today’s America where religious and political leaders are proclaiming that America’s problems are only superficial.  They are denying the clear directives of the Bible and pursuing ideologies of convenience and personal gratification rather than repentance.

God said that He was going to unleash the elements against the flimsy whitewashed walls, and they would crumble.  If that can be related to America it is not a good word but a word of warning.  It is not saying that where we are in America is another round of the cyclical politics that we have witnessed for decades and generations.  It would be a warning that unless we return to our moral foundations, we will witness the walls of protection destroyed and then the republic will be overrun and destroyed.

The prophet’s words reveal that the people were pursuing pleasure and seeking everything but God.  They were calling evil good and good evil.  They were protecting that which should not be protected and leaving unprotected that which should be protected.  They were aligning themselves in opposition to the precepts that had made them the greatest nation of their time.  They were engaging in practices that demanded the divine protection of God be removed and the judgment of God to come.  I see that in America today. 

In the current administration, there are so many things being pursued that remind me of ancient Israel.  We have politicians on the Left insisting that requiring proper identification to vote is somehow suppression of voting and racist.  However, to get into their conventions and to receive their entitlements identification is required.  That would suggest that their position on Voter ID is hypocritical and an example of planned fraud and corruption.  They insist they are fighting for Democracy but forget that we are a Representative Democracy or a Republic.  Everyone who desires honest elections should favor a process by which every voter is identified as legitimate and only one vote per person is cast. 

This current administration is passionately seeking to force citizens to comply with their myriad of mandates.  The man in the White House declared, “In America, if you lose (an election), you accept the results.”  Imagine that!  At that very time, Texas Democrats were fleeing the state to prevent any legislation on voting.  The very party that claims to be fighting for the rights of the voters has advanced proposed legislation and executive edicts to curb freedom of speech, religion, and to gain total control of the information highway.  They use propaganda and their media allies to attempt to shut down debates and eliminate all political opposition.

Tyrants have, through the centuries, used the theoretical welfare of the people as their alibi for the heinous acts and draconian impositions they pursue.  The French philosopher Camus said, “The welfare of the people, in particular, has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.”  Deception and believing a lie enable people to pursue their own destruction feeling good and holier than thou.

Our founding fathers and the framers of the American Constitution believed in and sought for a government of, by, and for the people.  The Left and godless of today have no desire for such a government.  The Left does not trust the very people who elected them.  They desire to control and prefer that people not be exposed to the truths of God’s Word with regard to interpersonal relationships and moral values. 

I will not get into an argument on being or not being vaccinated.  I see that as a personal choice and hopefully, everyone has made their choice in an informed manner, using factual data, not hyperbole or propaganda.  You can get seemingly valid information from both sides on Google. There are scientist and doctors on both sides of this issue countering each other. That reinforces my conviction that it must be a heart issue and I must seek the direction of God for me, not for anyone else, but for me!

The threat to go ‘door to door’ is an infringement on so many of our inalienable rights it is deeply troubling.  It is doubly troubling when there is not effort or plan to use the same mandate on the illegals flooding into our country.  All this should trouble those who support the vaccine and those who do not.  If they can do this and can identify everyone who has or has not been vaccinated what next? 

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra declared that it is “absolutely the government’s business” to know who has and has not been vaccinated.  That smacks with a totalitarian mindset and exhibits the depth or height to which Statism has reached.  It suggests that the interests of the government are superior to the people’s idea of their own needs or interests.  I am convinced that the Left believes that the term ‘democracy’ means placing power in the hands of the purveyors of the toxic liberal progressive agenda.  I am persuaded they believe, that if there is a conflict then the government is empowered if not mandated to exercise totalitarian power and squash all dissent.

We are building flimsy walls in the supposed effort to build and protect America.  Walls that are not established on factual data, biblical principles, or morality.  We are rapidly becoming a people who serve the god of self-interest and the proverbial question looms large, “What’s in it for me?”  When an administration openly appoints people or takes positions that are aggressively anti-American the walls of protection are nothing more than whitewashed pretenses and cannot survive. 

I hope that everyone will open their hearts and eyes and see the moral condition of our nation.  I hope that everyone will make it a personal objective to allow the Golden Rule to become part of our interpersonal relationships.  I hope that everyone will research American history and our founding and realize that our founders recognized the importance of God’s providence, smile, and the value of His word.  If we return to God, He will return to us.  America has hope but only as a nation that will become One, Under God!

God bless you and God bless America!

IDOL WORSHIP IN AMERICA…


I have contended for a long time that our most basic problem in America is not political, social, economic, or any of the other issues that we deem to be numero uno on the list of problems.  I have contended that America is being lost, not simply because of politics, interpersonal relationships, economic policies, or even the infringement upon our inalienable and constitutional rights.  They are all factors and extremely serious.  I am not diminishing those issues and reject them resoundingly.  I stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom.  I am a Christian, an American, a Patriot, and a lover of Freedom. 

In my study of world history and the civilizations that have existed and my study of the Bible, I am convinced that many of the things that happened to ancient Israel are happening in America.  The same warnings were given by God, the same pattern of disobedience and rejection of God or bringing us to the precipice of destruction.  I do not expect everyone to embrace that idea, but it is what I see and believe.  I only ask that you allow me to present some possibilities and then you prayerfully and intelligently decide.

I was stunned when I discovered something that took place at the end of Barack Hussein Obama’s administration. It was an action that suggests Idol Worship not only exists in America, it is endorsed and supported by some powerful political figures.  If that is true, then we are facing an impending judgment that could, as with ancient Israel, result in the dismantling of America as America.  It could mean that our system of government, our liberties and freedoms stripped from us and we find ourselves spiraling into the abyss of destruction.  I pray that I am either wrong or America will awaken, repent, and return to her founding precepts and moral foundations before it is too late.

Based on a number of things that have transpired in America and something that transpired in 2016, I question if America has shifted from a Christian stance into an idolatrous one.  I see signs that suggest that Baal worship is rising in America, especially among the elite, politically powerful, activists, and some religious leaders.  The god that I see being brought to the fore and positioned to become the god of the land is the supreme god worshipped in ancient Canaan and Phoenicia – Baal. 

Baal worship was one of the idolatrous practices that God condemned by name.  I see the signs, but also believe that few in America have an elementary understanding of what Baal represented.  Let me offer this tidbit regarding who Baal was and what worship of that false god represented. 

Baal was the god of power, fertility, prosperity, and sexual immorality.  When Israel turned away from Jehovah God, the Living God.  Baal was a god to whom they offered their children as sacrifices. They would place their infants in the hands of the idol and then roll them into the fire.  Ancient Israel offered up thousands of their children to that evil god.  America is turning to the spirit of Baal and turned to the god of prosperity, power, apostasy, and sexual immorality.  We have offered up children to the god of self-indulgence self-obsession and convenience (Baal) by the millions through abortion.

It is one thing for me or anyone to suggest that America is turning to Baal and idolatry but another if there are concrete visible signs that testify to that reality.  Could the sign of Baal come to America?  Is it possible that the sign of Baal could be erected with official endorsement in America?  If so, then my contention has substance and weight.

In the Fall of 2016, in New York City, there was the unveiling of the Arch of Baal. It was done with Middle Eastern music playing in the background and leaders of that city praising the reproduction of the Arch of Baal.  This arch in the Middle East led the worshippers of Baal into the Temple of Baal. 

I find it interesting that this would transpire in New York City, but closer examination reveals that New York City is the center of abortion in America.  It is where that activity was launched in its greatest measure.  New York City is also the financial capital of America.  I ask that you consider the Bull on Wall Street and study its connotation in Scripture.

In the 2016 election we, for the first time, had abortion as an issue on the ballot. It was seen in the stark contrast of the two major political candidates for president.  Hillary Clinton has long been deemed the champion for abortion and praised by Planned Parenthood.  Donald Trump stood on the opposite side of that issue. 

Through the years, the Democratic Party has moved farther and farther to the Left and away from God and our basic traditional and moral foundations.  They booed God at their convention in previous years, and in 2016 literally celebrated abortion at their national convention.  They vowed to obliterate every hindrance to abortion and abortion on demand in America.  They championed infanticide and the murder of unborn innocent children arguing that it was about women’s health and a woman’s right to choose.  What about that baby’s right to life and to choose to live?

We are in a spiritual war and unless we realize what is happening and fight with God’s spiritual weapons, we will lose the republic.  Before the mid-term elections in 2018 during the confirmation hearings for a supreme court justice, they erected the Arch of Baal in Washington, DC.  That was set up on September 26, 2018, or one day before the hearings for the SCOTUS confirmation.

What happens in a nation’s temple, and the Capitol has been called America’s Temple, is important!  In the ancient temple of Baal and pagan temples, prayers were offered to their pagan gods.  In America, traditionally prayer is offered to the God of the Bible in our Capitol but in 2021 something transpired that made my skin crawl and alarm bells began ringing in my spirit like never before.  I heard the warnings being cried in the heavens and realized that almost no one was paying attention. 

On January 4, 2021, the inaugural of the new congress a prayer was offered. That prayer was different than any previous prayers.  The prayer was offered by Representative Emanuel Cleaver. He offered his prayer and lifted up America to the Hindu god Brahma.  This Representative is a pastor and his prayer was: “The god who created the world and everything in it: Bless us and keep us may the lord make his face to shine upon us and be gracious unto us. May the lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us and give us peace, peace in our families, peace across this land, and dare I ask o lord, peace even in this chamber. Now and evermore, we ask it in the name of the monotheistic god brahma and god known by many names by many different faiths.” He not only concluded his prayer is Amen and a-woman.

We have legislation and executive orders being issued that are anti-biblical and are direct threats to our freedoms including our religious freedoms.  The escalation of the radical agenda of the followers of toxic liberalism coupled with things like I have alluded screams to me that America is in deep trouble. 

Before the 2020 Election, I heard in my spirit while praying, “This election is up to you.”  I questioned that and said, “Up to me?”  I heard, “Up to the believers, the church, the followers of Christ.”  You may believe that what transpired was what was needed in America.  I believe that what transpired intensified the push to pull America away from her moral, religious, and foundational moorings and into idolatry.  We can recover but only if we Seek First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and follow the prescription of 2 Chronicles 7:14. I believe that the outcome is in our hands.  It is in God’s hands, but God will either directly or indirectly judge America or bless us if we repent and return. 

America, it is our decision!  The problem is not political but spiritual.  It is a matter of the hearts of people.  It is time that the church, the believers, and all lovers of freedom proclaim God’s Truth and Return to God.  I thank Jonathan Cahn for helping me glean some of this information.

God bless you and God bless America!

Would Big Tech Try to Manipulate People’s Thoughts??? Surely Not, Right?


Surely not, right?  After all, we are a Free Constitutional Republic with a 1st Amendment Right of Freedom of Speech, which includes the ability and freedom to think.  We may think rightly or wrongly but the constitution mandates that we be allowed to exercise that God-given ability.  The unfortunate reality is countless numbers never utilize that ability and seem to have lost the skill of cognitive reason.  We have become a society of ‘non-thinkers’ and ‘sheep.’  That is frightening!

I discovered some information produced by an Oxford University-trained artificial intelligence (A.I.) expert if there is such a thing.  His name is Justin Lane and he is described as a man that has zero tolerance for fluffy theories and rhetoric.  He has researched the field of cognition, both human and artificial, as well as religion and conflict.  That is a broad spectrum, but his research and postulations are very interesting.

Many of us have been leery of Big Brother’s all-seeing eye and the intrusion and usage of artificial intelligence to manipulate many things including human behavior.  Mr. Lane did some very interesting fieldwork in Northern Ireland studying the Irish Republican Army and the Ulster Defence Association up close.  He applied his humanities research to AI programming and agent-based computer simulations. 

A side note that I found a bit funny was that he entered the undergraduate program in Baltimore, Maryland as a Green Party liberal.  He emerged from England’s ivory towers as a 2nd Amendment advocate.  That is nothing short of amazing!  He self-describes himself as a political moderate with a ‘libertarian flavor.’  He insists that the tech world is simply a series of complex tools that used properly can produce good.  That is the fly in the ointment, ‘used properly.’  When did any of the nefarious wannabe totalitarians desire to use properly and righteously anything? 

Vehicles or elements of the tech world such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the myriad of analytics companies aggregate massive amounts of data on users.  That is what we call, ‘Big Data.’  What is it for?  Who knows the ultimate design, but we do know that they are looking at mass data, looking for patterns!  Much of that is driven by the bottom line of manipulating and advancing sales, but it has branched out into the dark side of politics and the control of human behavior.

If it were simply mass data with no personal identification, it would not be such a terrifying concern, but it is not.  Instilled in that data there exists the individual granularity.  They can, have, and are using the information for nefarious purposes.  The prospect of it being used to target individuals is massive.  The dangers under a totalitarian authoritarian Gestapo are beyond the pale.  When those in control of the data demonstrate they are devoid of any ethical mooring, we should all be deeply concerned.

If you examine China, Joe Biden’s, “not so bad folks” and how they operate you realize we are just a click away from the same condition.  Under the Chinese Communist rule, if someone says something negative about the government, their credit score goes down and their lives are in jeopardy.  They do not look at the aggregate, they are demonstrating what Big Tech and the would-be dictators in America desire, “On such and such day you said something critical of the government, therefore you cannot buy that bus ticket, or get that job.”  Call me an alarmist if you please, but it is happening in China and other parts of the world and I believe it is being implemented in 2021 America. 

When people are more concerned about how much they are paid per click rather than the dystopic hell being created, we provide an easy path for them to do their dirty deeds.  We are being manipulated through the TV, radio, Internet, and other means of information publication.  There is passive and aggressive manipulation transpiring and most are asleep at the switch, thinking, “Well it has not affected me.”  I would say, “You should add YET to that sentence.”  However, I believe it has affected each of us even if we are unaware.

The A.I. Police are watching our speech on social media platforms.  Mr. Lane suggested that over 90% of the initial flags for offensive content are done algorithmically, through artificial intelligence systems.  The human reviewers are self-training the AI based on the content flagged. 

I believe it is provable, but let me offer it as a theory, that conservatives, constitutionalists, and Christians are being censored more than the followers of toxic liberalism, political correctness, woke-ness, and the cancel culture.  The bias in censorship is not totally related to the political but that garners the lion’s share of the flags. 

Facebook is known to use tens of millions of ‘user reports’ to flag content that offends them and thereby train their algorithms accordingly.  I suggest that it is time that conservatives, constitutionalists, and Christians play the same game as the followers of toxic liberalism.  We need to report content that we deem offensive and thereby impact their algorithm training.  If we sit silent, the only reports of offensive material come from the Left and we become the prime and sole targets.  Will that work?  I don’t know, but it is worth a try!

I believe that mediums like Facebook hide things they know would be offensive to conservatives, constitutionalists, and Christians.  Why?  So that we will not report those things and thereby put a monkey wrench in the algorithms they are using to harm and silence us. 

I find it interesting that in the United Kingdom it is illegal for citizens to own guns yet there were thousands killed by guns and bombs in the past few years.  What does that suggest?  In my view, it says that human nature is much more a factor than man-made law.  The Heart is the issue and the Heart will only be changed by God not man’s laws or edicts. 

If you research the percentages of political speakers on the campuses of some of our major universities, you find that over 90% are liberal. Those Universities do not promote critical thinking.  Heaven forbid, critical thinking is anathema to the Leftists’ ideological agenda.  The less we think the better they are able to advance their agenda and sell us their distorted view of reality.    When a professor can make comments that can only be construed as racist and transphobic and be heralded as an example of Woke-ness to be followed, you see the problem.  If you call them out, you are called every dirty name in the dictionary.  Well, start calling me names, because I am willing to call you out!

I think, therefore I am a danger to the agenda of the totalitarian globalist dominance being pursued.  I and people like me who are willing to warn when we see danger will soon be silenced if not eradicated if this continues.  America, only you through prayer and committed effort can stop this, will you? 

God bless you and God bless America!