IT IS A MORAL ISSUE, SO LET’S DEAL WITH IT…


What am I referring to?  The issue of abortion.  I know that is a hot-button topic for many and far too many take umbrage with my stance on abortion and the use of the Bible as well as medical science and common sense.  If abortion is an issue that causes you to become so infuriated you cannot civilly have a discourse, then please stop reading and move away.  My opinion is, at the time of this writing, protected by the 1st Amendment.  That may change, but at this juncture, I have the right to my opinion, even if Facebook thinks differently.

I have listened as patiently as I can muster the strength to the rhetoric, diatribe, spin, and arguments of the pro-abortion crowd and find it maddening and completely baffling at times.  They engage in non-sequiturs with their ad hominem arguments. Their logic follows no discernable path, and their arguments lack foundation and fact.  Someone said, their arguments would make a sophist blush.  (A sophist according to Webster is an imposer in argument, a captious or fallacious reasoner. WordNet 3.0 defines it, as someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious or plausible but false.).  Yet, continue they do with their incessant assertions.

Someone said that the pro-abortion leftists use arguments that are rhetorical variants of Three-Card Monte.  The objective is an attempt to divert attention from the real issue.  They argue on the shaky ground that abortion is a woman’s ‘right’ to choose.  Let us consider that briefly.  That is an assertion of a right that ignores another’s right which is equal if not higher.  In our Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights we have a clear definition and recognition of rights based on Natural Law (God’s Law).

Those documents recognized that rights are endowed to each person by virtue of their existence and all rights precede the existence of the state (governments of man).  They are God-given not government-given, and no government has the right to rescind them.  Of course, they argue that that entity (baby) in the womb is not a human being and therefore has no rights.  Unfortunately for them the Bible and science disagree with their postulation.  Therefore, a woman’s right to ‘choose’ cannot be superimposed over the baby’s right to ‘life.’ Abortion would insist that a woman has the right to choose to kill another human based on choice.  If we extrapolated that to its full extent, we would have more murders in society than we could contend with.

The ludicrous argument that children should be wanted and have a comfortable life and when that is in question it is a reason to abort is insane!  The answer to that problem, for them, is to simply eliminate the child before it can be birthed.  Yet, they argue for gun control.  If that is a solution, why not solve all our problems with a weapon of destruction?  Yes, that would be inhumane, and utterly ridiculous.  So, is that argument supporting abortion.

They also argue that the child, if allowed to be birthed would place an undue burden on the mother who is unwilling to care for it.  What?  So, a burden or an undue burden is a justification to kill?  I shudder to think what is coming for mental institutions, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, orphanages, and other like facilities.  Is their solution to break out the gun and eliminate the undue burden? That would be inhumane and ridiculous.  Of course, undue burden is defined by the person promoting the elimination of the so-called burden.  Is that who we are as a society?

But the most selfish of all might be the argument that having a child would negatively impact a woman’s prospects of career advancement.  It would limit her options so how dare anyone could suggest that the life of that baby is outweighed by the pursuit of a career.  That is the zenith of selfishness.

The Bible and science are linked to the issue of the question of the humanity of that entity in the womb.  Is it a developing human being?  Is it a human being in the early stages of development?  When I contend that it is I hear things like “Keep your rosaries (I’m not Catholic) off my ovaries.”  I sometimes counter with, “Are you a primitive science-denier?”  The science regarding the stages of development of that entity in the womb destroys their contention that it is not a developing human being.

Is it not a moral issue when we fail to defend the most defenseless of our society?  How can we claim to be moral beings when we allow the infanticide and genocide of those who cannot defend themselves?   A person’s preference or the inconvenience of an unwanted pregnancy is not a justification to end the life in the womb.  If we become that society what is to prevent the push from becoming, eliminate the elderly, infirmed, or people of a particular ethnicity or hair color?  Evil knows no bounds and once it has gained an inch it will take ten thousand miles.

I was not surprised but deeply disappointed when I heard and read Vice President Kamala Harris insists, “For those of us of faith, I think that we agree…there’s nothing about this issue [of abortion] that will require anyone to abandon their faith.”  Vice President Harris, that statement screams that you either have no faith or have no concept of adherence to biblical directives and precepts.  It also suggests that you do not know the science of life with regard to that entity in the womb, the baby.

I am surprised that any leftist would refer to faith since in 2012 the Democratic Party officially abandoned God.  When a person has an abortion, they are not killing their own body they are killing another human being.  I do believe there is a word for that.  There are two entirely different sets of DNAs in the body when a woman becomes pregnant, that is science!  So, Vice President, as one who insisted that we follow the science, what happened?  Oh, I get it, this is a different science.  You promoted, “Get a vaccine or lose your job because of science.”  Science?  I guess that is whatever you deem science or applicable, right?

In the modern era of activism, the tactic of resorting to violence or threatening it is proving to be an effective tactic.  It sends politicians into panic mode and the cowardly into hiding.  I have not been surprised at the rendering of the Supreme Court’s final ruling on abortion that there has been violence and the call for more violence. This is not new and dates back to the Vietnam era and beyond where protests turned into riots and violence ensued.  Groups like the SLA, Weather Underground, and now BLM and Antifa used and use violence as their negotiating tool.

The fearmongers continue to fan the flames of paranoia and hate to the boiling point and blood will flow.  I suspected that this would be brought to the forefront in the late summer to impact the November elections.  The protests thus are designed to intimidate and influence. The Justices were not intimidated into changing their votes and did what was Constitutionally mandated regarding the issue of abortion. They sent it back to the states.

With the silence of the current occupant of the White House on the violence and threatened violence, we can expect it to escalate.  Those in that crowd understand that the silence and lack of involvement to suppress the violence is a green light to go full speed ahead. 

Spoiled children are inclined to throw temper tantrums to coerce their parents to cave to their demands.  Once they succeed, they continue with no thought of change or ceasing.  I am concerned that those who do not think twice about ending the life of a baby in the womb would have no qualms about taking the life of anyone opposing them.  This is one of several issues that are pushing us to the brink of a full-blown shooting civil war.  America is hanging in the balance more today than at any time in our history. 

We either return to God and moral sanity or we go to war and likely lose the Republic.

God bless you and God bless America!

HAS RATIONAL THOUGHT BECOME A DINOSAUR?


I am engaging in hyperbole and at the same time being profoundly serious in asking that question.  I suppose the answer to the title question would be, that it depends.  Depends on what?  It depends on who you are talking to and what you are talking about.  In today’s political climate I would say, it may be more akin to the unicorn and dodo bird than a dinosaur.  If it exists, it is extremely rare, and I cannot definitively tell you the last time I witnessed it from leftist politicians and activists.

I can only imagine the microscope that puts me under, and the target placed on my back.  We have a world or a segment of the government that is guilty of what Proverbs warns against.  In Proverbs 17:15 we are told, “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.” 

The Old Testament prophet Isaiah also spoke to it and sounded the alarm.  In Isaiah 5:8-30 he pronounced judgments for the wicked behavior of the nation Judah.  That could easily be applied to any nation that rejects moral sanity.  In verse twenty he pronounced God’s disdain and impending judgment upon those, “who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

The apostle Paul addressed it in writing to Timothy regarding the condition of people in days such as we are now living.  In 2 Timothy 3:15, Paul spoke of the last days and how terrible things would be.  He spoke of the attitude and actions of people and described people who had an inordinate love for self, money, and pleasure.  He described them as making money their god, being boastful, filled with pride, disobedient, disloyal, disrespectful, ungrateful, unloving, slanderous, lacking self-control, treacherous, and rash.  When the self becomes our god and the rights and needs of others dissipate to nothingness we are in a crisis.

According to a YouGov poll recently conducted sixty-three percent of Americans oppose the Biden administration and the Department of Education’s plan to amend Title XI’s definition of sex and the embracing of the Woke and endless genders.  Seventy-one percent of all Americans also believe that biological males SHOULD NOT be allowed to compete in women’s sports.  I guess rational thought exists, but government officials do not have the capacity to exercise it, so they ignore it.  This brings another question to the fore, which we will deal with later.

The poll revealed that sixty-one percent believe that parental consent should be required before school counseling on gender dysphoria or transgender ideation with the students.  Hello to rational thought, but again the government is devoid of it and presses forward against the wishes of the majority of the people.    Additionally, sixty-nine percent believe that parents should have the right to opt their children out of sex education courses in schools.  Again, rational reason and thought are alive but ignored and non-existent in the government.  That demands we do something to rectify that situation.

The administration is pushing to make the southern border non-existent, and we have and are experiencing large migrant caravans heading our way.  The latest is just in time for the November elections and certainly in time for the 2024 elections.  Is that a coincidence?  It is difficult to accept it as being so.  A caravan that moved out of the Mexican city of Tapachula on the Guatemalan border contained 11,000 or more migrants and expected to grow to over 15,000 by the time it reaches the border.

The migrants (illegal invaders) are demanding that Joe Biden recall Title 42 and said, “Now we need him to keep his promise.”  Wow!  Keep his promise!  America is in the throes of the worst economy since the Great Depression, gas prices are at an all-time high, shortages are everywhere, and the focus is on his promise to illegals, not American citizens. Is this acceptable in a president?  If it is then the answer to my title question is, “Dead, Dead, Dead.”

We know that voter fraud has been prevalent and those on the Left in the media and politics insist that it does not exist.  That is unless they deem the vote might be against them, then even legitimate votes are suspect and need to be examined.  Now, we are apprised that there was an exceptionally large mistake in the 2020 census.  Did it favor one side of the political equation?  If you said yes, you get the gold star!

In Hawaii, Delaware, Rhode Island, Minnesota, New York, and Massachusetts the Census Bureau admitted they overcounted.  Interesting, right?  They overcounted in the states Biden won.  But it does not stop there.  They undercounted in Texas, Illinois, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.  Five of the six undercounted states went to Trump in 2020.  All a mere coincidence, right?  Watch out for the flying pigs and unicorn poop as you walk along. Only a successful Supreme Court challenge can correct that. 

The insanity and unmitigated lies told by this president are more than disturbing.  If it were simply a matter that he engages in that kind of distortion that would be one thing, but the fact that the media, the Left, and far too many people believe him and repeat his ‘malarky’ is frightening.

In his diatribe and incoherent rant about guns and his supposed visit to a trauma hospital in New York, where he said doctors told him something impossible to believe.  He said, they showed him X-rays of gunshot wounds caused by various firearms.  Then he said, “They said a .22-caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out – may be able to get it and save the life, a 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body.”  What?  The medical doctors told you that.  Are you serious?

If medical doctors actually said that and were serious, their medical licenses should immediately be pulled, and they should be kept away from patients.  They are so blatantly ignorant that they would be a danger to lives and the public must be kept safe from them.  Biden then went into one of his incoherent mutters about ‘self-protection hunting’ whatever that is!

Then Democrat Representative Don Beyer of Virginia proposed a 1,000% tax on AR15s and other semiautomatic rifles that the Left identifies as ‘assault weapons.’  So, if they cannot do away with the second amendment, then take the back door and tax them into extinction.  What would be next?  That would drive the price of those sporting rifles up by $4,000-20,000 each.

I will wrap up by saying, I am no longer willing to call Joe Biden a victim due to his obvious mental and medical issues.  He is and always has been the aggressor in pursuing fundamental changes to our republican system of government.  He is allowing the assault on our southern border and thereby threatening America and Americans.  He is waging war on family and faith implementing mandates, edicts, and regulations that require us to cede our beliefs and embrace the Woke agenda.  He is single-handedly destroying our energy and economy and insists it is necessary to cause us to transition to the Green Energy and Climate Change agenda.  That is not a victim that is a victimizer!

America, if rational thought and moral sanity are alive in America we need to unite and allow it to reclaim its rightful position at the lofty pinnacle of our republic.  It is time that we divest those who want to ‘fundamentally transform’ our republic from any ability to do more harm.  It is time that we stand for Faith, Family, and Freedom and find a better class of politicians and begin our constitutionally authorized oversight of the government.

God bless you and God bless America!

HEY, DON’T SCREW THIS UP, PLEASE…


Who and what am I talking about?  The Who that I am speaking to is those on the conservative side of the equation largely found in the GOP.  The What of which I am speaking are the upcoming 2022 elections and then the 2024 elections.  Why would I plead with them not to screw this up?  Because in the past they have managed to shoot themselves in the foot by allowing the Left and Media to intimidate and allow the RINOs to take the wheel. 

Around the first of July, I saw a generic poll that indicated that the GOP held the same lead in voting preference as they did the week before Roe was overturned or returned to the States.  That poll was a Rasmussen Poll and gave the GOP a slim 5-point lead.  It indicated that in the week before 47% of the voters said they would pull the lever for the Republicans and 42% said for the Democrats.  In the week after it was 46% and 41% respectively, which is razor thin and I am pleading with the Republicans, “Don’t Screw This Up!” 

The poll indicated that the week before the Republicans were ahead by 14% among Independents and 29% said they preferred the Democrats.  That changed little the week after with 45% saying yes to the Republicans and 30% to the Democrats.  The poll indicated that 62% of Black Americans will vote Democrat and 23% Republican.  Other minorities indicated that 42% would vote GOP and 41% for the Democrats.  Again, all this is cause for concern with the history of cowering and caving and the treachery of the RINOs.  Please, do not screw this up, America has only one shot at moving back in the right direction and averting the destruction now being inflicted. 

Please, understand I am in no way suggesting that the Republicans are a cure-all politically, but the dedicated destruction being pursued by the Democrats makes them a necessary vehicle back to the restoration of our Constitutional Republic. 

When you have a Biden advisor admitting in his attempt to explain the gas crisis revealing their purpose, it should send every voter who cares about freedom to the exit door of the Left and the entrance of the Right.  He said, “This is about the future of the Liberal World Order, and we have to stand firm.”  Any World Order and especially a Liberal World Order is not in the best interest of America or Americans.  I continue to plead, “Republicans, don’t screw this up!”

When the Left admits they are only concerned about their agenda and do not care about our pain or how to resolve the crisis we are in trouble.  Unless!  Unless we unitedly and uniformly reject them and demand that our elected officials pursue what is best for America and restore freedom and liberty to all legal American citizens.  We must return to Constitutional governance, or we will become a member state of their Liberal World Order. 

That advisor, Brian Deese revealed that the plan was for this to continue for years to come.  When the military and economic analysts as well as the Director of National Intelligence say this will be measured in terms of years not months, it reveals the direness and dangers we are now facing.  It is unsustainable, and they know it.  The plan seems to be to render us incapable of taking care of ourselves fiscally and therefore make us dependent upon the government.  If they provide, they control. 

He indicated that everyone must be cognizant that this is a vehicle for their transition to Green Energy and away from fossil fuels.  The lunacy of that is beyond any need to even address.  To produce the vehicles needed for the capture and storage of their Green Energy requires massive amounts of fossil fuels.  The stranglehold they have forcing prices at the pump to skyrocket as well as everything else makes us easy marks for their coup.  God help us.  Republicans, “Please, please, don’t screw this up.”

The insanity of the rabid followers and worshippers at the altar of global warming, climate change, climate disruption, or whatever it is called today has been dealt another inconvenient truth.  On June 25, 2022, a Norwegian Cruise ship headed toward an Alaskan glacier hit an iceberg.  But wait, that should be impossible since the glacial ice is melting and the hot temperatures of late would make icebergs extinct, right?  Nope!  The global ice is increasing not decreasing and they continue to insist that man’s greatest threat is Global Warming or Climate Change! 

Do you remember that in 2015 there was so much accumulation of sea ice that scientists had difficulty reaching their destination in Antarctica?  In 2013 there were recorded 19,000 Manhattan-sized islands of sea ice newly formed.  How can that be, the Arctic Ice Cap and all the sea ice were supposed to be gone by 2013.  However, documentation reveals that it grew by 553,000 square miles!

What concerns me is the incredible treachery by people like Texas Senator John Cornyn and other RINOs as they continue to side with the Leftists and push agendas that are antithetical to our Constitution and the best good.  Cornyn backed the Leftist gun control measure, has been collaborating with them to create amnesty for the illegals and has now taken another step in the wrong direction.  I am a Texan and declare we need a true Constitutionalist to unseat Cornyn in his next election.

What is his latest act?  He is backing the Civics Secures Democracy Act (CSDA).  It opens the door for the leftists to impose their desired Critical Race Theory on all public schools. It would allow the Secretary of Education to award grants to “eligible entities,” including non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and states which would use the money to offer subgrants to local educational agencies.  What’s wrong with that?  Thank you for asking.

The bill states that among its goals is the support of “local educational agencies, elementary schools, and secondary schools in selecting and making available to all students innovative, engaging curricula and programs.”  Those programs are those that pertain to civics and the American government.  The purpose is so that they can “diversify the civics, history, and government education.”  What?  What is wrong with teaching the constitution as it is, explaining our system of government, and not inserting their sanitized and revised version?  Cornyn where is your head?  Do not answer that, please.

The National Association of Scholars opposes this legislation and has urged Cornyn and the other Republicans to withdraw their support.  Cornyn, as usual, is unwilling to respond to calls for explanation. 

America, Joe Biden is unlikely to be the nominee in 2024 but some potential players include Michelle Obama and other Leftists who have a track record of hating our system of government.  We have the opportunity to close the floodgates of destruction and return to a semblance of what we are supposed to be in 2022.  The control of the House and Senate must be wrested from the hands of the Leftists or there may not be an America in 2024.  Yes, I believe it is that dire.

God bless you and God bless America!

DOES GOD MATTER IN AMERICA ANYMORE?


I realize that is a question that could cause a firestorm of responses, innuendos, challenges, rejections, and vitriol, but in my mind, it is a valid question.  There are many reasons for my asking it and I hope I can provide a sampling of my reasons.  If those samplings resonate with you, then it would behoove you to renew your commitment to God and to vetting what is happening in our present world politically, economically, socially, morally, academically, medically, and religiously.  In short, take another look at life.

I recently read an article that declared, based on their research and polling data that “More Americans Than Ever Say the U.S. Has Poor Moral Values.”  Is that true?  Why would that be the current opinion of the majority of Americans?  The report declared that 50% categorize the moral values in the United States as “poor.”  That is deeply disturbing.  Another 37% viewed it as only “fair.”  At the opposite end of that spectrum 1%, yes ONE think that America’s moral values are “excellent” and 12% view them as “good.”  Does that bother you?

Even worse was that three-quarters believe that moral values are getting worse, not better.  Even sadder is that this is not a new phenomenon but a view that for the past two decades and longer there is a perceived moral decline in America.  I would say, in the rest of the world as well, but we are focusing on America in this consideration.

In studying the research more deeply it was reported that although the majority believe America’s values are worse and three-quarters believe the morals are getting worse, few could define what “morality” is.  If you do not know what “morality” is how can you say it is better or worse?  We are incredibly disjointed in the usage of terms that coming to a consensus definition of morality would be impossible. 

We talk about values with no common ground upon which to define the term.  Absolute truth is rejected by much of academia, the so-called scientific community, leftists, and too many in religious circles.  What are values?  Each of us likely has a definition and we expect the world to ascribe to our view, but that is not reality.

I have had people tell me that they vote based on values. Their values, the candidate’s values, the political party’s values, or what?  I had someone say, “America no longer has values.”  Seriously?  Everyone has values, but what they are is subjective and transient in many cases.  For example, Mother Teresa had values but so did Adolf Hitler.  What those values were is the rub.  That would make the statement, “We have values to mean we have opinions.” 

Yes, I believe in values!  I believe in biblical values and morality!  I believe in integrity, honesty, responsibility, and covenant!  The question is not about America’s values but America’s virtue.  If we define virtues as good moral habits and practices, we will have a definitive measure of morality.  The opposite of virtue is vice, therefore the question could be are we more prone to vice than virtue in America in 2022?  If the answer is yes, then we have identified one of the most significant problems, and that immediately points to the remedy.

In June we celebrated Father’s Day and focused on the value of good fathers in the home.  Well, that is what many of us did.  The government has taken actions over the past 4 or 5 decades to dismantle the two-parent home and create a world where too many fathers abandon the home and their responsibilities.  That has led to many of the ills in our society. The absence of fathers has and is creating a crisis and we are ignoring it.

The Heritage Foundation published a report in 2018 after the Parkland, Florida shooting with an amazing observation.  It was reported that in the twenty-five most recent mass shooting since Columbine that 75% of the shooters were from broken homes.  That is an astounding discovery and suggests not only problems but solutions.  I go back even further and the governmental edict that largely banned the Bible and public prayer in our schools and where that has led.

Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and was the Continental Army’s surgeon and held strong views on God, the Bible, Freedom, Education, and Moral Virtues.  He declared, I believe rightly, “If we were to remove the Bible from public schools, we would be wasting our time punishing crimes and taking so little pains to prevent them.”  That is what we have done and the escalation of violent crime and the lack of respect for human life has increased.  We did this to our hurt.

The recent shooting in Uvalde, Texas where the perpetrator Salvador Ramos killed innocent children mercilessly has provided some insight into the need for strong, moral, godly, and responsible fathers in the home.  Ramos is reported to have had almost no relationship with his biological father.  His mother lived out of state, and he had a strained relationship with his grandmother, whom he also shot.  His father said in one interview, “Salvador would always say I didn’t love him.”  Sir, your absence provided a basis for that view.

Someone said, “If you want to know what kind of father you were, don’t look at your children.  Look at your grandchildren.”  The reason for that declaration was that families with both fathers and mothers in the home in a loving relationship and doing their parental duties are foundational in our nation.  We are losing that, and, in that sense, I would suggest that America is less moral than ever.  We can fix the problem, but only with a return to strong families, a return to belief in God, and a return to accountability and responsibility. 

It is reported that 80% of teenagers admitted to psychiatric hospitals come from fatherless homes.  Psychologists tell us that children are 100-200% more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems who come from fatherless homes.  A child from a fatherless home is 68% more like to use drugs or alcohol and is far more likely to become sexually active at an early age and commit violent crimes.  Fathers, you are a lost treasure, and we need to reclaim that lost gem.

Still, further, 63% of teens who attempt suicide are from fatherless homes.  Not to just throw out numbers but the report is that 71% of children that do not finish high school come from fatherless homes and 90% of runaways are from fatherless homes.  Statistics reveal that sons who are without a father in the home are 300% more likely to become incarcerated and stay in juvenile institutions.  That screams the problem that is fixable!  The solution is simple, not necessarily easy, but definable and fixable.

In Psalm 127:3-5 we read, “Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from Him.  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.”   The word heritage could be translated as gift.  Children are given to us to nurture and train so they can perpetuate the race in a good and godly manner.

America, we have many problems and virtually all of them are traceable to our relationship with God.  If we return to our commitment to moral virtues and our responsibility as parents through rekindling our relationship with God, we will see a dramatic decrease in many of the issues we now face.  We can allow the devious to steal our kids and our society or we can draw a line in the sand and stand for God, good, Faith, Family, and Freedom!

God bless you and God bless America!

WE NEED THE UNDERSTANDING TO ACT RATHER THAN REACT…


Using an adage from my East Texas roots, America has more problems than we can shake a stick at.  Politicians, activists, pundits, celebrities, academia, business executives, and some preachers all are advancing their solutions or recommendations.  Sadly, virtually all of them fail to see the real problem and address the superficial. 

Granted, the problem is creating havoc and causing incredible trauma and pain but failing to see the root of the problem is to ensure that the problem never goes away.  In fact, it is almost a guarantee that it will worsen as we put band-aids on cancers, hoping our emotional reaction will cure the disease.  I wish it would, but it will not.

I saw a release from the Gun Violence Archive that stated that thus far in 2022 there have been 254 mass murders in America.  They define mass murder as any time there are at least 4 people killed or wounded, not including the shooter.  The problem with those statistics is their inclusion of the entire gamut of gun deaths.  They lump the gang-related shootings, drive-by shootings, and domestic outbursts of violence. 

The issue of shootings in schools, shopping malls, churches, and synagogues is the focus of the current ‘bi-partisan’, as it is being labeled, legislation coming down the pike.  Senator John Cornyn has attempted to insist that he and his cohorts compromised with each side giving up something to get something.  I still have not found what the Left gave up, but maybe it will surface as we go forward.

I have contended for a very long time that the problem is not the tool, implement, or weapon used it is in the person.  It is a problem in the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual state of the person.  But it goes far beyond that and cannot be simply declared that it is a mental health issue.  It is, in my view, a societal issue that is somewhat unique to America. 

If you accept the number of countries now existing in the world, based on the United Nations registry, there are 195.  If you do a bit of research, you will quickly surmise that there is no developed nation on the planet where there are as many mass killings are there are in America.  That is disturbing or should be.  If that is the truth, then it begs the question, Why?

In the tiny nation of Israel where people live under a constant threat of terrorism and the population is well-armed, needfully so they have about one-tenth as many shootings, per capita as we do in the United States.  That should scream that the problem is not the guns, but the individuals who opt to use them destructively.  That will fall on deaf ears, but it validates my contention that the gun is the superficial problem, not the root cause. 

I will not address the gangs or drug cartels and their violence because those are not a picture of the root problem.  What I desire to address is when seemingly ordinary citizens go berserk and commit the heinous act of mass murder.  Is there a common thread?  What could be the root cause?  Is there anything identifiable in their lives or in society that we can discover?  If there are common threads that identify root causes and uncover a societal and personal problem is there a solution? 

If the issue is societal or the mental state of the individual, then all the Red Flag Laws and gun bans, or restrictions will not alleviate that issue.  The idea that if we make guns illegal then there will be a reduction in gun violence is ludicrous.  We only have to review the statistics from those cities and states where the most stringent gun laws are in place to see that there is no reduction and often an increase.  Criminals will not abide by the laws and stripping the law-abiding of their ability for self-defense will exacerbate the problem.  It will cause the real problem to grow.

When I grew up in rural East Texas in the late 40s through the late-60s we did not have the problems we are facing today.  We had guns and in fact, it was unusual to see a pickup truck without a gun rack and a loaded rifle on display.  There were disputes, even fights, but seldom did anyone run to get the gun and kill somebody.  There was a different societal attitude and atmosphere.

I believe that we began to shift negatively in a very pronounced way during the Great Society of Lyndon B. Johnson.  His policies dismantled more Black families and homes than virtually anything previous.  The overt action to render God anathema in the public added to our societal problem.  We began to turn inward and ceased socializing with our neighbors and as the technological age began to burst into full bloom, video games, smartphones, and computers replaced personal interaction, and the mental state shifted inviting fear, paranoia, and anti-social behavior.

I read that in many European, Asian, and Latin American countries people live in communities.  In fact, it is reported that in cities it is not uncommon to find multiple generations living under the same roof.  They socialize not just on holidays and special occasions but daily.  They talk to each other. They meet on the streets and communicate.  Today, in America we tend to be laser-focused and ignore everyone and everything around us.  We cast a leery eye on anyone seeking to socialize. 

There are parts of this world where people will, at a certain time of the day, put on their best outfits and head to the streets to visit with their fellow townspeople.  When I grew up, we had the time or took the time to visit with our neighbors and it was not uncommon to see groups gathered socializing.  We knew our neighbors and what was going on in their lives. Today, many have no clue who their neighbors are and live isolated and insulated lives.

When we ceased interacting with each other and turned the focus inward, we opened the door for the problem we have today.  We created a virtual powder keg waiting to erupt and from time to time, it does.  The problem is the human heart and mind, not the gun, knife, baseball bat, or fist.  It is us not the inanimate object.

America was once called and aspired to be a melting pot where immigrants from various countries, ethnicities, religions and ideological views assimilated into the ethos of America.  Today we are far more like a salad than a melting pot.  Immigrants come but are not assimilated and remain distinctively the same as they were.  With the failure to assimilate, the disaster of the Johnson era, the polarization of society (fueled by politicians), and the horrifying number of people using antidepressants in America we can see the real problem.

I would include the fluidity of our society where few stay on the same job for more than 3-5 years and move frequently no long roots are being planted in communities.  Families are separated and the influence of parents and grandparents is lost to the influence of the educational system, television, and technology. 

Someone said, “Europeans work to live, but Americans live to work.”  We have almost no contact with our neighbors, know little of what is happening in our communities, and church attendance is increasingly infrequent.  Children stay home and play video games where the objective is to shoot quickly and eliminate as many bad characters as possible.  Abortion has devalued human life and we are a lonely people.

God made us to be social creatures and we need each other.  If a person is isolated and lonely and is subjected to high stress or develops mental and emotional problems in our society, there is no balm found in the community.  The problem festers and peace of mind dissipates.  Something can trigger them and push them over the brink resulting in their obtaining a weapon and committing horrendous acts of violence.

The problem has only one solution – GOD!  If we would return to God and find a way to remove our walls and interact with family, friends, neighbors and take a lesson from other countries on community socialization we would move rapidly toward a solution.  Banning guns and more drugs will not solve the problem.  It is a heart and mind problem and until we realize that we will continue to put band-aids on cancers and see the problem grow worse only frustrating everyone more.

God bless you and God bless America

STIR THE POT OF HATE AND VIOLENCE IS A NATURAL RESULT…


I am disturbed by the level of vitriol and open or hidden suggestions to target those who disagree with the agenda of toxic liberalism.  This is coming from the White House, Congress, Radio and Television Personalities, Hollywood, and Activists.  It is deemed acceptable if it is being advanced by those on the Left but if those on the right say anything negative, they are deemed racists, bigots, xenophobic, homophobic, and domestic terrorists. 

We watched Hollywood personalities hold a fake head of Donald Trump covered in blood and others staged a shot to his head.  We have watched and listened to the diatribe over the reversal of Roe v Wade and the misinformation, hate-engendering rhetoric, and outright lies are stirring the pot.  This is by design and if the American public does not draw a line in the sand and say, No More, we will see an increase in violence.

I believe that those seeking the New World Order, Liberal World Order, or Globalism are seeking to manipulate the masses in a sinister plot to destroy America.  You may disagree, but that is what I see.  Tragically, some individuals have been groomed and conditioned to respond to the rhetoric like Pavlov’s dogs and the stirred pot pushes them over the edge.  The sickening reality is that those manipulated souls who have lost touch with reality and any fiber of morality believe they are good soldiers for the cause and doing mankind a service.

We have watched mass shootings in the past but two of the more recent are evidence of the danger of the rhetoric of hate that is commonplace today.  We have a system of government, and a constitution and even if one disagrees with the rulings of the Supreme Court there is no cause or justification for violence or stirring the pot that produces violence.

Just before the shooting in Illinois, by the alleged shooter, Robert Crimo III, the rhetoric and diatribe of hate were being spewed forth prolifically.  Hatred for America was prevalent and many on the Left were dropping the “F” Bomb regarding the 4th of July Celebration.  The hysteria of the SCOTUS ruling on Roe was a signal that the end of humanity had arrived and without protest including violence women would be sent into the dark ages.  That was and is a lie and anyone with an IQ higher than freezing on the Fahrenheit scale should know that. 

When the President, Vice President, members of Congress, the Media, and celebrities are allowed to stir the pot with almost no push back we have to know that violence is going to be the result.  Sadly, I believe that they know that and are hoping for incidents like Uvalde and Highland Park, Illinois disaster.  It allows them to fan the flames of fear in millions and fuels their quest to strip the law-abiding of their inalienable rights with the 2nd Amendment being a primary target.

Neither of those mass murder incidents was the fault of the weapon of choice used by the shooters.  But, alas, some in the media, the mayor of that community, and others are insisting that they used ‘automatic weapons.’  No, they used semi-automatic weapons. Those guns were not assault weapons, although they look similar to military weapons, they do not function the same.  The red flags in both cases were sufficient to prevent either of them from acquiring firearms.  The Laws are not working and now we are to believe that additional laws will effectively end gun violence.  Don’t step in the Unicorn poop, please.

The alleged shooter in Illinois dubbed himself ‘nom de rapper’ or Awake the Rapper.  His “Out of This World” rhymes included: falling to pieces, I puzzled my thesis, My thinking’s corrupted, I just wanna sleep.  He had videos on YouTube, now taken down, depicting a shootout with the police.  He displayed a poster of Lee Harvey Oswald.  Those are just a few of the indicators that there might be some mental and/or emotional issues present.

He attempted suicide in 2019 and threatened to “kill everyone” where he lived.  The police reported that they confiscated sixteen knives, a sword, and a dagger following that threat.  Is that not a Red Flag that should have triggered existing Laws to hamper his ability to purchase a firearm? 

Some of his classmates acknowledged that they saw a lot of Red Flags and one said, “everybody knew he was off.”  But not triggers to prompt anyone to pay attention, right?  If we encourage, “See Something, Say Something” and nothing is done when that transpires, what’s the point?  What will more laws do? 

In Illinois, they have Firearms Ownership Identification requirements, and this individual was able to purchase the weapons alleged used even after two (2) mental health-related incidents with the HP police.  One of the requirements is that the purchaser has not been a patient in a mental institution or any part of a medical facility for treatment within the past 5 years.  The system failed on that one.  Additionally, the purchaser must not have been adjudicated by a court as a mental defective or ordered by a court, board, or authorized entity to in-patient or out-patient mental health treatment. 

I cannot verify it, but it is being reported that he had ties to the Democratic Socialists of America as indicated by the tattoo on his neck.  There are apparent connections to progressive socialists, Antifa, and the occult.  His social network and lifestyle all indicate that likelihood.  If this is true, how did everyone miss it, and why are none of the media types and politicians acknowledging those issues?  It would not fit the narrative and therefore he must be painted as a MAGA supporter and a White Supremacist if possible. 

He made fun of Donald Trump and his followers on social media, therefore it is highly unlikely that he was even remotely a conservative Trump supporter.  Back to the police encounters and it is known that the Police flagged him as a ‘clear and present danger’ in 2019.  How then did he clear four (4) background checks?  If the laws, we have now, and background checks are that ineffective how will more produce the desired result of ending gun violence? 

Due to what appears a lack of being forthcoming by the parents and other family members he was able to slide through the system and fall through the cracks.  Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart has filed charges against Crimo III and immediately pushed for gun controls. Control laws that are already on the books in his state.  Illinois has some of the most stringent gun laws and red flag laws in America and yet, none of them worked to prevent the alleged shooter from obtaining firearms.  The Illinois Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) is in place so that only people with a FOID card can legally possess a firearm.  The shooter had one, but the Illinois State Police previously insisted he did not have one to revoke.  Which is it?

With the stirring of the pot like the rhetoric of the mayor of Highland Park saying that our nation is ‘enslaved’ to guns’ and calling for a nationwide ban, we should see where this is going.  Banning firearms will not remove guns from the world.  The criminals and those desiring to do criminal acts such as mass murder will still be able to get them.  It will make it more difficult for the law-abiding to protect themselves. 

How, did a young man with such disturbing social media posts, and verifiable history of being a disturbed individual, pass the background checks?  At the end of the day, all of us are responsible to report what we see when it involves mental instability or there are noticeable red flags that the person may be prone to violence.  However, if we do ‘Say Something’ we may be sued, ignored, and even harasses for our being forthcoming. 

I have said before and say again, that the problem is not the firearm!  The root problem is the human heart or mindset of the one using the firearm.   If there is a mental, moral, political, social, or demonic issue, NO LAW will solve the problem. 

I have a novel idea, why don’t we enforce the laws we now have and issue severe punishment to those who violate those gun laws and commit acts of violence?   Rather than politicizing it why not work to deal with the real problem.  If citizens having guns was the problem, there would be few people left alive now.  We are not the problem, evil and mental imbalance in the heart and mind are.

Agree or disagree with me that is your choice.  I believe that if we return to our moral moorings and return to God and stop stirring the pot, we can see a resolution or a move toward one.

God bless you and God bless America!

AMERICA, AMERICA, WHEREFORE ART THOU?


Yes, I modified a line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet because I believe it is an apropos question and plea for all those who love our Republic and our Constitutional Liberties and Freedom.  If what you see happening in America does not disturb you, we need to check your pulse and place a mirror under your nose to be sure you are still with us. 

If you are still with me after that last statement, it is my contention that the America we see in 2022 barely resembles the America of the 20th Century.  Well, at least up to the middle of the 20th Century.  Back in the good old days, as we like to call them, America still resembled the Republic established by our Founding Fathers.  That has changed and is part of the promise or threat of Barack Hussein Obama to fundamentally transform America.

Everywhere I turn I see “Help Wanted or Now Hiring” signs.  I had a manager of a place of business say, “We are hiring people who will show up.”  I was told that a sizable number show up and work one day, expect to be paid that day, and don’t show up again.  I don’t know what they were working for that only required one day’s pay. 

I have not flown in some time, but I keep hearing the horrors of canceled flights due to shortages of pilots, etc.  I have been informed that many construction and infrastructure projects are being delayed because of a shortage of workers.  The healthcare industry has been decimated dating back to the Obamacare debacle and the horrendous edicts by this administration caused workers to flee. 

We have wage rates higher than ever and a declining pool of people who want to take advantage of those jobs.  The economy is in shambles although the White House is telling us we are in the best shape we have ever been.  I don’t know what they are smoking, but whatever it might be, it most assuredly contains some powerful hallucinogenic material.  More people are retiring early because they are tired of the hassles.

Unemployment benefits have been expanded, expanded, and expanded along with the welfare provisions creating a situation where it is more lucrative to sit on your butt at home than to work.  I have been told by some that they do not want a job because they make more for doing nothing than working, so why work?

The fear of COVID and the long-term health issues associated with the disease has created a condition where people are fearful of going back to work in a normal structure.  We have watched the Feds at the behest of the government print trillions of dollars to throw at projects that have not and cannot alleviate the problem.  Those dollars only exasperate the situation and do not rectify it.

We have homicides at an epidemic level and the only solution the Leftists and some on the Right see is to ban guns and strip law-abiding Americans of their inalienable right to self-defense and infringe upon our Constitutional guarantee to have guns.  The problem is not guns because guns are not even the most prolific tool or weapon used in homicides.  The problem is the condition of the heart, the mindset, the ideological indoctrination of self-centeredness, and the WOKE Politically Correct philosophy. 

One problem is the failure of Leftists controlled cities, states, and departments of justice to enforce the law.  Being weak on crime will not lessen crime it will cause it to increase exponentially.  The most stringent gun law cities and states are the most crime-ridden and homicide filled of all in America.  That alone speaks volumes.

We have the open admission of members of the Biden administration that the exorbitantly soaring prices at the gas pumps are desirable and needful to advance their dual agenda.  The agenda of transitioning America to Green Energy and forcing us to drive electric vehicles and the desire to promote the Liberal World Order that the globalists are seeking. 

Joe Biden on day one in the White House, kept a promise of waging war on the fossil fuel industry and shut down the Keystone XL Pipeline and with other actions created the pain at the pump we now face.  It did not have to be this way, but they wanted it this way and now he and they attempt to blame Donald Trump, Putin, COVID, and whatever other culprits they can manufacture.  Joe, you did it, admit it, suck it up and do something constructive to rectify your disaster.

What is Biden doing?  Is he opening the Pipeline or encouraging drilling on public lands and offshore?  No, he is selling off our Strategic Oil Reserves to Europe, India, and China.  Yes, I said China. Why would any person who cares about America and Americans take an action that facilitates the continuation of our dilemma and threaten our national sovereignty?  Why?  You can answer that, I will not speculate.

Why would you sell our Oil Reserves to a nation that wants to crush us and dominate us?  Why?  Maybe if we looked at the history of the Biden Family and China financially, we could come to a realistic conclusion.  Regardless of why something must be done and done quickly.  President Joe Biden could effectively end inflation and fix the American economy immediately if he and they wanted to.  I hear them say that they do, but actions speak louder than words.

We know that there are more than two trillion barrels of oil a thousand feet beneath the Rocky Mountains.  It is the largest untapped oil reserve in the world.  There is more crude in the ground in America than anywhere else in the world, yet they refuse to fix the problem. 

One more tidbit.  China is not even using the oil reserves we are shipping to them, according to the reports I have seen.  They are stockpiling those reserves for strategic purposes and with their incredible military build-up and desire for expansion, one can only imagine what those purposes are.  We may find ourselves as we did with Japan in WW II having the scrap metal, we sold them come back in the form of bullets and projectiles.  China may use our oil in an attack against us.  Imagine that!  We provide them the fuel to propel their weapons against us.  Wouldn’t that be peachy?

Not to ignore the inane and incessant push to advance the Critical Race Theory, fan the flames of racial discord, promote the slaughter of the unborn, and transform gender, culture, and destroy the family and the church is diabolical. 

Critical thinking is a modern dinosaur but a required exercise for any society to survive as a Free people.  Rather than advancing critical thinking academia is engaging in indoctrination.  Hate is allowed if you are non-white of European origin.  If you say, “All Lives Matter” you are deemed to be a racist or suffering from some phobia that makes you a vile person.  However, if you scream the “F” word and hurl insults and projectiles at those white, how does that not qualify as hate speech and a hate crime?  The call to kill us and prevent us from procreating is not an attempt to find a solution peacefully it is vile hate.

The Republicans surrendering to the demands of the cultural wars, the WOKE activists, the Gun Control zealots, and those forcing our children to be exposed to what can only be called pedophiliac presentations are killing America.  So, my question must be asked in closing, “America, America, Wherefore Art Thou?”   Maybe a better question would be, “Patriots, where are you?”  It is time to wake up and do what must be done to reclaim the America of our beginning.

God bless you and God bless America!

THE MOTIVE – What Is Driving The Agenda?


In a previous blog, I addressed the agenda of forcing America to transition to Green Energy and suggested that the motivation was not simply adherence to the Religion of Climate Change but Control.  I am sure some disagree but that is what I see and although I did not have the time or space to fully address my reasons for my belief, I hope I provided enough for you to engage in your own examination of the matter.

Now, I want to address the incessant and often illogical, but assuredly diabolical agenda to strip us of our Second Amendment Rights and relegate us to total dependence on the ineptitude of the federal government.  If they are successful in banning guns, the law-abiding and mostly peaceful citizens of the great nation will be subjected to the unimaginable danger of criminals, terrorists, and evil people perpetrating their crimes on us.  We will be left defenseless, violating the Constitution, reason, and the Bible.  Yes, I believe and can prove that the Bible affords us the right to self-defense.

Joe Biden and those who are devoted followers of the rabid gun control activist are wrong on virtually every count regarding guns.  They love to label the NRA and all gun owners in America as racists, unfeeling, and the scourge of the earth.  We are less than human to them, and those of us who are combat veterans are deemed potential domestic terrorists and deserving of constant scrutiny. 

Someone recently told me, that America has about 4% of the world’s population but owns 60% of all the guns.  That alone defeats their argument that gun ownership is the problem.  If their numbers are factual or even remotely close, they just admitted that there are millions of us, the vast majority of gun owners, who are neither dangerous nor a threat.  If gun ownership were the problem, total annihilation of the human race would have occurred.  I know this will elicit hateful sneers, but the problem is not the gun it is the person holding it that causes the problem.  Guns are a tool, not a cause!

I weep with those suffering the tragic, needless, and diabolical loss resulting from any mass shooting.  I am incensed beyond words over any murder, but when it is the slaughter of defenseless and innocent children, I am doubly angered.  That extends to the slaughter of innocent lives in the womb.  But, in Uvalde, Oklahoma, New York, Chicago, or any other place, politicizing the tragedy should be unacceptable to all sides. 

I am disturbed that in virtually every mass shooting the first claim is that it is connected to or to be blamed on white supremacy.  In many cases, the shooter was not white and not affiliated with or embracing any conservative philosophy.  Most of them were noticeably disturbed individuals, often growing up without a responsible father’s guidance, and often indoctrinated by some religious ideology or demonstrating overflowing rage and anger at something, someone, or the system itself.

Joe Biden falsely claimed that mass shootings tripled following the 2004 expiration of Congress’ assault-rifle ban.  He predicted that if Congress did not bow at the altar of superficial solutions and adopt the extreme gun control measures of the Left, Americans would “act to turn your outrage into making this issue central to your vote.”  He is right and he is wrong!  If they persist in attempting to strip us of our Second Amendment Rights, it will become a central issue and I would suspect that the millions of law-abiding gun owners will not respond positively to the agenda to disarm Americans.

Joe Biden made an astounding statement that exemplifies the view of the Left.  He said, that “the Second Amendment, like all other rights, is not absolute.”  What?  Wait, Mr. Biden, you believe that our rights our inalienable God-given rights that the founders believed the government had no right to infringe upon are not absolute.  You might want to go back and read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights again.  But then acknowledging the Constitution would be dangerous to your ideology and agenda.

What would be the motive or what has been the motive in every regime in history seeking to implement total gun control?  Tyranny, Despotism, and Dictatorship!  Why would this administration desire to make gun manufacturers liable for what someone did with one of their guns?  The motive seems clear, if they can create enough animosity and financial difficulty for the manufacturers, they can achieve gun control without legislation or an amendment to the Constitution. 

I have a question, if that is reasonable to hold the manufacturers liable for guns, then why not make the pharmaceutical companies liable for their drugs?  Why not make the automobile manufacturers liable for deaths caused by terrorists, intoxicated drivers, or anyone?  Why not make every manufacturer of any every liable?  Of course, it would be ridiculous and illogical to do so for doing so is both unreasonable and would result in no one manufacturing anything.  What would that do?

The red flag laws have holes in them and tragically, too frequently there is ineptitude and lack of communication between agencies tasked with vetting potential buyers.  There is inconsistency in prosecuting criminals using firearms.  I appreciate the desire to keep guns out of the hands of children.  However, if the parents properly trained their children to respect and realize the danger involved in the use of a gun, we would alleviate much of the problem. 

I grew up in a home where there were firearms and at least one of them was loaded, at all times.  There were many reasons for that including self-defense and the need to protect our livestock and animals from predators.  In today’s world, if you have the firearm in the prescribed safe storage, with a trigger lock, and your ammunition in a separate location, it is useless for self-defense.  I guess you could ask the intruder to wait and allow you to adequately prepare.  I am sure the perpetrator would comply demonstrating a sense of fair play, right? 

A complete ban on any class of firearms would exceed the Constitutional constraints.  It is one thing to impose enforceable limits on felons and the mentally ill from carrying a firearm.  It is also reasonable to impose limits on carrying a firearm in some sensitive areas without proper licensing and authorization.  But totally banning firearms has a dangerous possibility and will not achieve the stated objective of saving lives.

Every despot in history that stripped citizens of their guns eventually committed horrendous genocide against citizens in achieving their objective of total control.  The responses of the police (and I support law enforcement) in Uvalde demand acknowledgment of the reality that the response time or lack thereof leaves citizens in danger.  Allowing citizens, the inalienable right to protect themselves ultimately protects them and allows them to attempt to save the lives of others. 

Allowing fear and the sense of compassion to ‘do something’ and allowing guilt to overwhelm our sense of reason will not solve the problem of violence.  I have been blasted by some on both sides of the issue when I insist that there is a solution that does not require a gun ban or confiscation.  That solution is God! That solution is to reinforce the two-parent family unit.  That solution is to reinstate discipline in our society.  That solution is to enforce the current laws on the books.  Allowing our fear and feeling of guilt if we do not ‘do something’ will only create a worse situation rather than providing a solution.

The danger and motive behind Gun Control and Gun Bans by the government are not to protect lives but to eliminate a threat to their desired agenda of Total Control.  If we are not armed, we have little means to resist should they move forward in seizing control.  I hate violence regardless of who initiated it or what tool was used to carry out the assault or murder.  Life is valuable to God and me!  However, if a person is determined to do harm, they should be forced to realize there can be a consequence to their actions.  Disarming the law-abiding will not do that. 

God bless you and God bless America!

WE MUST STAND IN THE GAP or WE LOSE OUR FREEDOM…


I will continue rehearsing our Freedoms, Liberties, Rights, and our Constitutional Republic as established by the Founding Fathers once more time.  I want to present a thought that is deeply rooted in my faith and love of America and the God-given Freedoms and the Republic we have been blessed with. 

I make that statement at the outset so those who find anything religious anathema can tune out and not feel the need to attack and experience the animosity my post will engender.  For those who are Christians, Patriots, and Lovers of Freedom you may or may not agree with what I am going to say.  I hope you will consider my thoughts and then formulate your own view and plan your own actions as we navigate 2022 and the upcoming elections.

I have been, as have millions of others, praying, thinking, searching for answers, and trying to determine the cause of our plight and the best course of action.  As I prayed recently, I sensed in my heart of hearts something that shook me deeply.  It caused me to reflect on my own attitude, what I see in the nation and the world, and what I hear from all sectors of society.  I do not want to become a broken record and be dismissed as an alarmist.  However, I see something incredibly dire, dangerous, and disastrous in the current state of everything in America.

Over 240-plus years ago a group of Patriots, Preachers, and People concluded that there was an encroaching evil that had become an unbearable tyranny.  They determined that it was their mandate for posterity, from a biblical view, and for the sake of Freedom to resist.  That could cost them everything and victory was their only hope of survival.

There were those in the colonies, in all sectors from the secular to the spiritual that believed that compliance and appeasement were the best courses of action.  Some of them adopted that view out of fear.  Some out of a misguided view of biblical mandates.  Some out of a desire to not rock the boat and maintain the status quo thereby not affecting their bottom line and positions of prominence.  They were called loyalists.  Some were loyalists ideological, but many were loyalists because of the aforementioned reasons.

Some of our Founding Fathers and other unnamed and unsung patriots of that era knew in their heart of hearts that if they did not ‘stand in the gap’ and impede the growing tyranny all liberty would be lost.  They knew that they would be forced to comply with governmental mandates that touched every dimension of life.  They feared the governmental overreach of the British Crown would steal all hopes and dreams of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  The inalienable Rights and Blessings that God had granted to all mankind were being restricted.

They paid taxes but had virtually no voice in the political directions or decisions.  Many came to America with the hope of achieving the dream of Life, Prosperity, and Freedom.  They were feeling the iron fists of power squeezing the life out of those dreams and that was untenable for them.  As Patrick Henry famously declared, “Give me liberty or give me death” became the mantra of those desiring freedom.

Today, we are watching an incredible rise in evil.  I do not believe that the struggle we are now engaged in is political but spiritual.  I do not believe that God is interested in Democrats or Republicans but in right and wrong.  I believe that He is looking at the condition of man and, while we were warned in Scripture of this hour, He is heartbroken that we allowed it to transpire and transpire so rapidly in America. 

It is my conviction that if those who believe in God, are followers of Christ (Christians), do not ‘stand in the gap’ and resist evil this nation and the world will go to hell in a handbasket.  Some would argue that it already has.  I contend that we can turn the tide and achieve a small window of opportunity with a reprieve from the destruction and devastation.  I believe that if the believers, the followers of Christ, and the Church will determine to follow the directive of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Matthew 6:9-13 and 6:33 we can achieve a victory.

In Ezekiel 22:30 we read that God said, “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.”  What a horrific situation.  Some take that scripture and make God the ogre, but I read it and realize that it is reflective of the heart of our Heavenly Father to Spare Us!  He is not willing that any should be lost and is more willing to forgive than condemn if we will just give Him the opportunity.

I have been sensing as Isaiah the prophet did when he cried out seeing his own condition and that of his nation and heard God ask, “Who will go and who can we send?”  Isaiah said, “Me, LORD.  Me!  I will go, send me!”  I am sensing the Spirit of God calling me and anyone who will heed the call to come out from among them and be separate and become Watchmen on the Wall warning of evil.  He is calling for those who will commit themselves to intercession, not token prayers.  He is calling for those who will become willing to die, if necessary, for His Purposes, and Freedom.  He is calling, are we listening?

If the good does not resist the evil what is to impede the evil from running amok?  If those who believe in moral rightness sit in silence as immorality prevails what is to prevent the spread of that destruction?  If those who believe in personal responsibility and accountability do not step forward and teach, warn, resist, and demonstrate moral rightness what is to impede the purveyors of an anti-God and anti-American philosophy?  If we allow the continued genocide of the unborn (thankfully Roe has been sent back to the states, but abortion still exists), destruction of the two-parent family, entitlement mentality, political correctness, assault on religious freedom, freedom of speech, the right of self-defense, and a myriad of other infringements we will destroy the Republic. 

It is time to move from focusing on political parties to the basic principles of freedom, liberty, and inalienable rights, and return to our moral moorings.  It is time that we devote ourselves to what made America the Free Constitutional Republic where the dream of Life, Liberty, and Happiness was available for all.  It is time that we STAND IN THE GAP and say NO MORE!  We must resist and that may be costly, but it is mandatory.

It is time that those who believe the Bible and in Freedom stand up and demand that the politicians adhere to the Constitution and the Rule of Law.  It is time that we, as a people, return to the moral and ethical foundations that were recognized in our beginning.  It is time that those who believe in God recommit themselves to Him and having done all to stand, stand firm.

God bless you and God bless America!

IF FREEDOM OF SPEECH DIES, AMERICA DIES…


Shall we continue rehearsing the ideals of Liberty and Freedom as espoused in our founding documents?  Freedom is a prize worth standing for and fighting for.  A critical and foundational statement in the Declaration of Independence is, “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.” 

The First Amendment to our American Constitution is vital if we are to remain free.  It declares, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

I never cease to be amazed at how little most Americans know of the Constitution and how few of those teaching in institutions of ‘higher learning’ accept the document in its original construction and intent.  The First Amendment clearly states that Congress is restricted from passing any law that abridges or infringes upon our Freedom of Religion, Speech, or Press.  Yet, Congress has for decades done just that and today we are on the brink of losing many if not most of our inalienable and constitutional rights. 

I am not sure which the followers of toxic liberalism want to abridge or rescind first, Freedom of Religion or Freedom of Speech.  I am not sure those will come before their assault on the Second Amendment and our Right of Self-Defense embodied in the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  Those are all in the crosshairs of their agenda as well as States’ Rights and our Right to Personal Property.  We, those empowered in government, are simply tools to provide funds and the manpower to achieve their purposes.  We are not, in their view, the owners and overseers of government. 

In 2022 America, I am convinced that it would be a virtual impossibility to defend Freedom of Speech and be a Democrat.  I realize that my declaration will make me persona non grata to many and I will become the target of the followers of the ideology advanced by that political party. 

Sadly, I say that Freedom of Speech seems to be increasingly anathema to the elitists of the Republican Party as well. They, like the Leftists, do not seem to comprehend that our rights come from God and are inalienable as well as defined in the constitution. Therefore Freedom of Speech is not as valuable to them as it once was. The Elitist in the Party have embraced a globalist view and believe they are the givers of freedoms, not God.  The PC Police and Rhinos have people scurrying for cover and cowardly fail to defend our freedoms. 

However, I will defend our Freedoms as long as I have breath.  The Elitists and the Establishment of both political parties appear more interested in protecting the position and place than serving as our representatives and doing our business governmentally.  That presents a plight that I will get to at another time.

I do not support people being malicious and violent.  There is no reason for that.  It is one thing to hold a view that is offensive to a person holding a different view but another to be arbitrarily mean-spirited, rude, malicious, and resort to violence.  There is no justification for calling for sedition or inciting riots.  Intellectually, factually, morally, ethically, biblically, and constitutionally arguing a position can be done within the context of civility.  Please understand, that I am neither a dove nor a hawk when it comes to war but if we must fight for the right to be free, we must fight and fight to win. 

Just one short generation ago someone could say, “this is not politically correct” and then make their remarks knowing it might offend some.  Both sides understood that everyone had the inalienable and constitutional right to their thoughts and views.  We were free to express our views, and others were free to challenge or reject them.  In that climate, we saw the diametric contrast between the Communist control of language and speech and the American way of liberty.  The speaker might fully understand that others might take exception to their view but knew that they had the God-given right to their personal view. 

In 2022 America and over the past decade or so, if you say something that is deemed by the powers that be “politically incorrect” you may lose your job or be harmed physically, emotionally, and financially.  You may find that you are not accepted into a university or a club based on our views. 

The Social Enforcers or PC Police are active and Big Brother is always watching.  Social Media records our every word and modern technology our activities.  We are under the microscope continually and many live with the paralyzing fear of crushing one of the eggshells that we are forced to walk on.

Just a generation ago rather than demanding censorship of the speaker people would walk away if they found the conversation offensive or unpalatable.  Today, the snowflake world and PC Police want to incarcerate any and all who offend the sensitivities of the liberal left.  They are allowed to offend those of us on the other side but demand that we comply and embrace their view or sit in silence.  That is not Constitutional nor is it biblical.  That is the view of much of the Left and the majority of the Democratic Establishment.  That is one of the reasons I say it is impossible to be a Democrat and support Freedom of Speech. 

I am old enough to remember the little rhyme we were taught to deal with differences of opinion and name-calling.  “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  That was considered an important comprehension for adolescence.  It was viewed as a necessary understanding as we became adults.  We were taught that everyone would not agree and that was okay.  We were taught that we did not have to retaliate tit for tat and insult for insult.  We were taught that we were not entitled to a life free of offense.  We were taught to GROW UP!

If there is such a creature as a “Free Speech Democrat” it is time for them to WALK AWAY from their party and join those of us of all political stripes who support that basic and foundational freedom.  If Speech is not Free for Everyone it is Free for No One!  Sadly, many on the Left, some on the Right, and virtually all in the media and academia seem to believe that the First Amendment only protects the modern progressive snowflake mentality and bans anything from conservatives, Christians, and constitutionalists.  That must end!

Another dimension in the fight for or against Freedom of Speech is being launched by those who do not believe in God or have a skewed view of the Bible.  A Pew Research poll conducted in October 2019 revealed that those identifying as atheist, agnostic, or nothing in particular religiously increased from 17% to 26%.  That is disturbing to me. 

Additionally, the poll indicated that those identifying as Christians decreased by 12% to 65% during that same timeframe.  That is doubly disturbing.  Before the Pandemic Isolation, only 54% attend only a few services annually or less.  I connect the assault on Freedom of Speech to that decline or increase in non-believers of biblical truths and principles.

We are in a war for Freedom!  It has begun with Freedom of Speech and will extend to all our Freedoms, Liberties, and Rights.  We are marching rapidly toward a totalitarian authoritarian governmental structure where the jackboots of tyranny will suppress us.  If we do not awaken from our slumber and unite, we will not survive.  Mario Murillo and others have said, “Christianity will survive without America, but America will not survive without Christianity.”  I believe that is correct. 

God bless you as you awaken and take your position on the frontlines of battle fighting for Faith, Family, and Freedom in America.