I know that is a strange title, but it is a biblical reference found in Philippians 3:2, where the apostle Paul warned, “Beware of the dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.”  He was not speaking of canines but evil spiritual carnivores that destroyed.  He was warning about what we could call extreme partisanship and divisive sects of ideological views.  Jesus said that we were not to throw the holy to the dogs, and He also referred to the false prophets as ravening wolves.  The analogy is clear that this is a reference to those who divide and destroy.

America is in peril in many ways in this modern era.  Our very system of government, a representative democracy or a republican system, is being threatened.  Some have been working to undermine our free market system of capitalism and enterprise and our representative government for decades.  They seek total dominance and total control of everything.  They are impeded in their pursuit so long as we have a free populace and an untarnished constitution. 

If those nefarious seekers of change gain permanent or semi-permanent control of the government through elected officials, bureaucrats, and the courts, we will face vicious dogs of destruction.  They have had control of the educational process for multiple generations, and the fruit of their labor is being harvested today.  There is a threat to America; depending on your ideological position, your view of what that is will differ with each person.

If I were to ask, “Who is the real threat to our Republic?” what would you answer?  Those on the Left would say Donald Trump and any who support him.  They would say those who hold conservative Christian values and are pro-life.  They would say that those who advocate for strong families with a mother and a father in the home are the greatest threat.  If you boil all that down to the basics, you will realize that anyone who engages in rational thought and deductive reasoning is their threat. 

On the other hand, if you are on the Right, you would turn that around and target the Democrats, the politically correct advocates, the pro-choice movement, the proponents of a gender-neutral society, etc.  So, it depends on where you align yourself ideologically, spiritually, politically, morally, or socially.  What you believe on those fronts determines whom you view as the greatest threat to our system of government in America.

This will not surprise any who knows me, but I contend that the Ultimate Greatest Threat is not politicians, activists, or bureaucrats.  What?  That cannot be right; surely, we must acknowledge that those are threats.  They are!  But I contend that the root of the problem is not the politician, the activist, or the bureaucrat but goes much deeper, ultimately to the powers of darkness seeking to destroy everything God created for good. 

However, that will not resonate with some, so I suggest we move more toward the surface of human existence and say that it is the mindset that those forces have engendered through decades of indoctrination, rhetoric, diatribe, and spin.  Then, we must bring it to the visible in our present world.  So, Who or What is the Greatest Threat to our System of Government? 

I suggest that there are many factors but will focus on just a few genuine threats to our system of government and our representative democracy.  Three immediately come to mind, but there are far more than three. 

Our Court System has become a real threat to our Constitutional System of Government in modern America.  The court system was implemented to rule on the constitutionality and legality of actions brought before it.  There has been a concerted effort to subvert that objectivity and transform the courts into a political arm and weapon against political opponents.  That makes the courts a threat to our system of government. 

The absolute lunacy of what has transpired can be verified by going back a few years to the Warren Court that targeted Republicans.  The GOP complained but complied.  The public voted for a Republican seven out of ten times for President, yet the courts continued to be Left-leaning, if not engaging in activism for the Left.  From 1968 to 2008, I watched the courts advance the progressive agenda, fabricate law out of thin air, and ignore stare decisis precedent and basic codified laws to advance the liberal agenda.  That is a genuine threat to our system of government.  Again, the GOP has complained but complied. 

Now that a more conservative Supreme Court is in place, there is the clamor from the Left to Pack the Court, ensuring that their agenda will be rammed through no matter the constitutional restraints. 

Another threat is the Legislature.  I know I said that the real threat was not politicians, and they are an extension of the root threat, but they are tools being used for flagitious purposes.  When politicians adopt the view that the voters are idiots and consider us the unlearned and uninformed, they become a threat to our system of government and ignore the constitutional edict that they govern only by our consent.   

When the legislature pursues agendas anathema to the Bible and rational reason and virtually wages war on the family, the church, God, and inalienable rights bequeathed to every person by God, they are a danger to our system of government.  We have people like Mark Kelly who openly suggested that those who disagree should be eliminated, and Fetterman, who wants to destroy everything connected to the oil and gas industry, has become a threat.  If you destroy the economy, you place people in a position to become dependent and thereby gain control of their lives. 

Another threat is our elections.  No, I am not suggesting we have none, but we should do everything possible to ensure one vote by one legitimate and qualified voter.  Returning to the Senate Race between Dr. Oz and Fetterman, we realize that about half the mail-in ballots had been cast before Fetterman’s incoherent and disastrous debate performance.  Would that have affected those voters?  I am convinced some of them would have had a cause to be concerned and would have withheld their vote from him. 

When the elections are fraught with fraud and lack oversight to ensure their legitimacy, they threaten our system of government.  In our formation as a nation, there was a compromise between large and small states, which produced the electoral college and the method of electing our presidents.  Everybody accepted the rules, and candidates strategized to campaign the hardest in the areas with the most likely votes and maximized their resources. 

Democrats loved the electoral college because they had formed blue strongholds in California, New York, and Illinois and had considerable support in the Rust Belt Midwest with the unions.  When Trump beat Hillary, the Democrats suddenly hated the Electoral College and wanted it to be by popular vote, stripping the smaller states of their representative voice.  Therefore, the Left has resorted to branding or attempting to label every conservative as a neo-fascist or neo-Nazi and cry, “threat to democracy.”  They instill fear in the hearts of the uninformed and become a genuine threat to our system of government.

What do we do?  There is no simple cookie-cutter answer, or one size fits all approach.  The nearest I can come to is 2 Chronicles 7:14, which urges all followers of Christ to commit themselves to prayer and follow the commands of Scripture, making them the rule of their lives, including how they vote.  Vote according to the precepts of God’s Word, and you will vote rightly.

God bless you, and God bless America!


My title question could be applied to all freedoms.  Is there a limit to our freedoms as defined in the constitution and as granted by God in the inalienability of those rights?  Is there a condition where any right should be restricted or limited?  Attempting to answer that question might be like opening pandora’s box and, if not handled with extreme care, could lead to massive overreaches by the federal government in infringing those rights. 

In today’s America, we have those in positions of authority and power who are overtly and covertly infringing upon our Religious Freedoms.  It is a dangerous situation that could and likely will morph into the infringement upon all our freedoms and rights.  Those who believe that rights come from the government applaud the tyrannical actions of this administration.  Those who believe our rights are inalienable and must be defended are appalled and see the dangers therein.  But my question is valid, “Is there a limit to our Religious and other Freedoms?” 

The present administration’s actions demonstrate that they believe they have the right to force the public to adopt their version of Religious Rights and Freedoms.  Their actions are counter to the biblical definitions and declarations, but since they seem to believe they are gods, they ignore all biblical authority. 

The fact that they have no respect for the Constitution, as written, is exemplified in a continuing push to force their ideologies upon everyone and force the public to adapt their core religious convictions to meet their guidelines.  That is more than a little disturbing; it is diabolical and will destroy Religious Liberty if allowed to continue. 

They do not respect the protections of the Constitution, or the Church Amendment, which protects the conscience of medical doctors or anyone.  I am referring to a court case brought by a religious hospital in 2016 with more than 20,000 healthcare professionals.  This administration is acting as though it had a legal and moral right to punish doctors or groups unwilling to perform ‘gender transition surgery and abortions.’   I recall in the Bible the disciples standing before the authorities of their day and asking, “Whom do we obey, man or God?”  That is still a legitimate question for this era.

The Obama administration launched an assault on Religious Freedoms and Rights in 2016 as they rejected conscience objections, and the Biden team has breathed new life into that objective.  The courts have backed the Constitution, but the Biden team has no regard for the courts, the constitution, or the Bible, so they continue illegally pushing their unconstitutional and anti-biblical agenda of gender transition.  They have unleashed pedophiles on our children, and the indoctrination (brainwashing) is in full bloom.

We have watched the repeated actions that seek to force compliance to the governmental mandated agenda regardless of the moral conscience of doctors and the public.  Religious objections are unimportant to this administration. That reality should cause every American who loves liberty and freedom to be concerned.  Sadly, for many, even in the Christian Community, the Bible is not considered authoritative. The result of that approach will not bode well for a Free America.  Where are we free if we are not Free in our Religious convictions?

Back to my title question and one of the reasons I raised it.  What about non-Christian religions that have as their core tenets hate and violence?  Should they be allowed unrestricted religious freedom?  Our elected officials, many in the media, and some in religious circles insist that Islam is a Religion of Peace and nothing in their tenets promote hate or violence.  They insist that Islam is a tolerant, peaceful religion.  Is that true? 

Let me refer you to a few verses in the Quran – 2:256 – “Let there be no compulsion in religion, for the truth stands out clearly from falsehood.”   Is that what they believe?  If so, that is commendable.  But if we dig a little deeper, we find contradictions to that view in the Quran. 

How about 8:38 – “Tell the disbelievers that if they desist, their past will be forgiven.  But if they persist, then they have an example in those destroyed before them.”  Then, 9;29 – “Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day, nor comply with what Allah and his Messenger have forbidden, nor embrace the religion of truth from among those who were given the scripture, until they pay the tax, willingly submitting, fully humbled.”  One more 9:33 – “He is the one who has sent his messenger with true guidance and the religion of truth, making it prevail over all others, even to the dismay of the polytheists.”

In 9:5 – “fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war).”  Islamic countries brutalize women and kill infidels, and anyone practicing homosexuality or things they deem a violation of their religion.  As stated by their book and many experts in their religion, the objective is a takeover of the world.  It is expressed that they are allowed to lie and deceive to gain the upper hand. 

On the one hand, in defense of Religious Freedom, I would contend that they must be allowed to preach their faith, but on the other, must not be allowed to carry out the actions demanded by their book.  That makes it a Pandora’s Box issue.  If we allow them to teach and preach their hate and violence, will that not result in some taking the actions called for?  At what point do we restrict any religious freedom in the interest of safety? 

But, moving away from Islam, I address the protection of Religious Freedom as recognized by the constitution and the Bible; we must not allow the government to force doctors, ministers, educators, or the public to cede their conscience.  We must demand that the government allow each person to follow their faith.  I do not advocate allowing anyone to commit acts of violence or incite riots and anarchy. Still, I do advocate allowing people to practice their faith within the context of peacefulness. 

Referring to the biblical definition of sin is not hate speech.  However, if I were to say that the Bible says to kill anyone who disagrees, that would be another issue.  If I were to call for all Christians to begin killing Muslims or those practicing lifestyles that the Bible rejects, that would be another issue.  But, if I say, “God hates sin,” I am not engaging in hate speech, and that right should be protected.  My core convictions are inalienable, and no government has a right to punish me for my beliefs unless I take actions to do others harm.  Then, the action is not against my religion but my behavior. 

Religious Freedom and all our Freedoms must be protected; otherwise, we become a nation subjected to tyrannical despotism where the ruling class defines what we can and cannot believe.  I may or may not agree with what someone believes, but if they believe it without acting in violence, I will defend their right to believe it.  I will weep for them because I believe the Bible and believe that eternity is dependent upon accepting Jesus as our savior. 

We have many difficult questions that the elected officials are mishandling.  America’s status as the Free Constitutional Republic is being threatened by government overreach and infringement.

God bless you, and God bless America!


In 1955, Pete Seeger borrowed or used an Irish melody and the first three verses and published it in Sing Out magazine.  Additional verses were added in 1960 by Joel Hickerson, who turned the tune into a circular song.  The rhetorical ‘where’ and mediation on the death place the song in the Ubi Sunt tradition. The Kingston Trio recorded “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” in 1961.  Peter, Paul, and Mary included it in their eponymous debut album.  Marlene Dietrich performed the song in English, French, German, and a host of others.  It was used as a protest against the Vietnam War.

The song inspired my thoughts and question, “Where Have All The Patriots Gone?”  As I have mused on this, I realize that many believe they are true patriots and, like the prophet Elijah in the Old Testament, believe they are the only ones standing for Freedom.  As I muse on the question, I think back to the history of the Revolutionary War and the years following.  America needs her patriots to rise and come to the fore defending freedom, not unlike 1776.  The only real difference is that we are not fighting an external force but an internal one, making it even more dangerous.

In 1776, the years leading up to the outbreak of war and the subsequent years found many people, men, and women from different walks of life, stepping up and risking their all to secure freedom and maintain it.  In modern America, too often, we are only willing to fight for our particular pet peeves and causes rather than Freedom for All.  That is why I ask, “Where Have All The Patriots Gone?”  If Freedom is not free for everyone, then no one is truly free.  Inalienable Rights are for everyone, not just the select of the elect.

The original thirteen colonies declared themselves an independent country by issuing the Declaration of Independence.  When those men and the citizens of those colonies signed on to the cause, they were putting their freedom on the line and their lives.  They risked everything to fight for freedom. They knew that their fight was against seemingly insurmountable odds, and many in the clergy boldly declared that they could only succeed with the help of God.  They deemed the cause just and righteous and believed that the Almighty would, through divine providence, help them win.  I believe they were right!

The most famous men of the Revolutionary War and those laboring to write the Declaration of Independence and hammer out a compromise to produce our system of Government explained in the Constitution were patriots.  They knew they were still at risk even after securing a Peace Treaty with Great Britain.  They understood that their struggle would not be one battle or one effort but likely a lifetime of labor to secure and maintain the republic.  As I look at today, I have to ask, “Where Have All The Patriots Gone?”

I am a Vietnam Veteran.  I proudly served in the U.S. Military and would do so again without hesitation to fight for freedom.  I won’t argue the righteousness of the Vietnam War, but I will argue for patriotism.  I believe that America was founded with the hope that she would be a light shining into the darkness of despotism and reveal that freedom could be realized.  I believe America became the great nation it has been because of the providence of God and the justness of our original cause.  Have we deviated from that over the years?  How could I say that we have not, with the mountain of evidence to the contrary? 

How did we devolve into the condition that we now find ourselves in?  We did it because we slowly evolved to the place where we became so individualistic and self-focused that we opted to cease the required investment of patriotism.  I do not call it patriotism to simply go to the polls and vote.  I believe that a true patriot places their hand on the plow and invests in ensuring that politicians, judges, bureaucrats, and all political entities honor and follow the constitution.  We abdicated our constitutional responsibility and opted to allow the politicians to handle the politics.

The founders believed that any restraint, regardless of how seemingly benign, would create a domino effect that would be impossible to avert.  They sounded the alarm prophetically and pleaded with posterity to remain diligent and give careful oversight to those charged with leading the country.  We failed on virtually every front, and thus we find ourselves in the clutches of the nefarious deviants who want to fundamentally transform America into something other than the Constitutional Republic we were given.  That demands the question, “Where Have All The Patriots Gone?”

When more people care about what the Kardashians are doing, the lives of celebrities, sports, and what others think of them than they do about the nation’s state, we cannot claim to be patriotic.  When we become non-thinkers and drink the Kool-Aid of the politicians and activists, we become a nation devoid of patriots. 

Ronald Reagan said succinctly, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States, where men were free.”

Some of the causes for the quest to secure Independence from Great Britain were as simple as the Sugar Act (1764), the Stamp Act (1765), and the Townshend Acts (1767).  The infringement upon the colonist’s ability to live free without the overreach of the Crown grew almost daily.  The financial intrusion through taxation without representation weighed heavily on the colonists.  The fear of infringement upon religious liberties and the growing censorship were causes for the rise of the patriots and the unification of ideologies for a common cause.  Where is that today?

When conservatives not only fight the toxic liberal agenda but wage war on each other, we open the door for sectarianism, not patriotism.  A true patriot fights for what they want and for the best good of all and the republic. 

Congress and our federal bureaucracy are out of control and must be reined in if America is to remain free.  We have made so many mistakes and taken misguided pathways that we may be too far down the path to destruction to recover.  The domino effect is in effect, and only the True Patriots can stop it.  It may cost us everything, and some of us may be killed or incarcerated if we continue to speak up and speak out, but somebody has to stand in the Gap and make up the Hedge.  Congress no longer listens to the people; it is time for the people to get their attention. 

I am not suggesting armed resistance, but unified, concerted, and continual pressure be applied to every politician in Washington, every state house, and every local municipality. We must demand what we can rightfully demand that they follow the Rule of Law and the Constitution.  We can no longer let politicians handle politics. They have acted like an irresponsible teenager who found the liquor bottle and car keys.  They are a danger to themselves and the republic.  Patriots, it is time to Arise!

We need a unified, organized effort to primary all the politicians who have demonstrated a willingness to ignore the constitution.  We need to have an organized effort to overwhelm the switchboard of Washington. We need to fill their inboxes with emails and texts so they cannot ignore our presence.  If they do, then we must, without fail, defeat them at the polls.  That will also require us to participate in the ballot counting and electoral process.  How do we do that?  I am not sure, but I am working on it and will work with those seeking to resurrect patriotism in America!

God bless you, and God bless America!


I wish I could assert that Common Sense is the norm, but it is growing uncommon, especially in the political world.  We have some of the most highly educated people serving in positions of high office in America who are glaringly devoid of common sense.  That is worse than tragic it is catastrophic.

Someone said, “Common sense is the God-given nutrient needed to recognize insanity when one sees it.”  That is quite a statement but accurate.  The Bible warned us almost from the beginning of the depth and depravity that man would devolve into.  Included in that is the lunacy or lack of sanity that would be exhibited as mankind sought its enshrinement on the throne of the universe.  In America, we have exorcised God and opened the door for the demonic. 

I am old enough to remember when common sense was exercised normally. No one was pushing the agenda of the Global Warming Climate Change Activist and Alarmists.  We knew, both those on the Right and the Left, that the weather was cyclical.  It was never constant, and predicting it was an immense challenge.  We saw extremely cold winters and almost springlike winters.  We saw inferno summers and relatively mild summers.  We saw extreme droughts where the creeks and streams dried up, and we saw times when we wondered if Noah’s Ark might be nearby.  It was cyclical, and everybody understood that.  Common Sense was exercised.  Today, common sense is quite uncommon.

The prognosticators of destruction due to man’s violation of nature have been pronouncing our end for decades.  The only thing their paranoia and fearmongering have done is made some of them incredibly wealthy.  We have been inundated with the superfluous diatribe and manipulation of scientific data to the point that we have lost our federal government, and Climate Change has become a means to achieve an end. 

Our founding fathers appear far wiser than any of our current politicians and used common sense to reach a compromise and workable solution to their differences.  Unfortunately, in today’s political world, the external influence of foreign governments, businesses, and other entities is prevalent.  The current president has had his hand in so many foreign cookie jars that he is incapable of taking a positive pro-American stance against them because they own him.  I say own because the foundation for blackmail is visible to anyone but the willingly blind.

The most recent meeting of the G20 in November produced some disturbing revelations and reaffirmed the absence of common sense.  Point 23 of that meeting is something some think innocuous but is diabolical at its core.  In it, we find, “We acknowledge the importance of shared technical standards and verification methods, under the framework of IHR (2005), to facilitate seamless international travel, interoperability, and recognizing digital solutions and no-digital solutions, including proof of vaccines.”   At the very end of the declaration, you find the key.  A world mandate and tracking of those who have complied with the mandates force people to violate their consciences.

Maybe you are an adamant proponent of forced vaccines for everyone.  I am not.  It should be a personal choice rooted in our inalienable rights. 

The G20 will present these demands to the World Health Organization in May of 2023, and then the world will become subject to another tool that will ultimately lead to a one-world government.  We are rapidly moving to comply or die because you will only be able to buy, sell, travel, or work if you accept the world order mandates.  Those mandates will begin with inoculations and morph into more draconian measures.  It could become comply or die, and I say that will all seriousness.

The Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives offered some Common Sense demands that the Establishment Republicans led by Kevin McCarthy will probably never fully support.  If they do, it will be a win for America.  Let me list some of what they have suggested, and you decide if you think their demands or requests are reasonable and laced with the uncommon novelty of common sense.

  • Enact a “majority of the majority” rule insisting that before any legislation is offered, it must be supported by a majority of the House Republicans. 
  • Restore the independence of the committees by electing chairs based on qualifications and effectiveness.
  • Diversify the Steering Committee so that all House Republicans can have input on committee assignments.
  • Open the legislative process to allow for amendments.  That was abandoned in 2006.
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility by blocking consideration of any other bill until the House passes an appropriations bill by August 1st of each year.
  • End proxy voting.
  • Restore the “motion to vacate the chair” so any member can offer a privileged motion to remove the Speaker.
  • Restore the requirement so that a print is made to show how the legislation would change the existing laws before the bill receives a vote on the floor.
  • Eliminate the ability to automatically suspend the debt ceiling without a standalone vote.
  • Hold Bureaucrats accountable by restoring the “Holman Rule” to allow House members to make targeted spending cuts in spending bills.
  • End secret deals by requiring the bills to be made available to the public five full days before a vote and require a two-thirds vote to suspend that rule.
  • Ban earmarks to prevent taxpayer-dollar spending on lawmakers and lobbyist pet projects.

Those appear to be common sense measures and requests the Freedom Caucus desires to be enacted by the new Republican majority in the House.  Will we see Common Sense prevail?  It is highly unlikely based on the history of the Establishment Swamp Denizens of both parties.  The only hope we have is that McCarthy needs 218 votes to get things done. If at any time, he tells the Freedom Caucus to go where it doesn’t snow, he may have difficulty receiving those votes.  Therefore, hopefully, he and the other Republicans will embrace conservative principles, unlike they have done in the past few years.

We have an out-of-control federal government, a rogue FBI, and a militaristic IRS and DOJ, all serving as henchmen of the Leftist and Globalist.  If we do not restore common sense to Washington and the country, we will watch the insanity continue, becoming a pandemic of destruction like nothing we have ever seen. 

Time to awaken from our slumber and return to giving oversight to the federal government. Most average citizens have and exercise more common sense than the nonsensical members of Congress.

God help us, and may God bless America again!


Why do I say, ‘Ancient News?’  Well, because the classified document scandal of Joe Biden is the tip of the iceberg of corruption and ineptitude exhibited by this administration.  It is a revelation of how inept his handlers are in keeping him out of the frying pan as they try to keep him from jumping into the fire.  It is only the surface wounds that have been inflicted upon our republic, and little is being done about it. 

Talking about it now qualifies as Ancient News in politics.  Anything political, other than Trump, has a shelf life of a few hours, days, or weeks, not months.  The Left loves to say, “That’s Old News or Ancient History,” when confronted with something they got caught doing wrong.  Politics never deals with yesterday’s news; it daily provides new opportunities to advance the participants’ agenda.  The Media is complicit in putting out fires that could damage the toxic liberal agenda in pursuing fundamentally transforming America.

We were bombarded with images of top-secret documents in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago house, and even Joe Biden called it irresponsible.  Now, we have photos of classified documents in Joe Biden’s Corvette and are told, no worries, the garage was locked.  Seriously?  There were documents found at Biden’s private office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania.  Other locations surfaced, revealing that this irresponsible behavior was widespread. 

Some of the Leftists have insisted that Trump or his acolytes planted the documents (all of them) to shame and discredit Uncle Joe.  This administration, as did Obama, claims to be totally transparent and operates at the highest standards of ethical behavior.  Transparent might be the right word if you are talking about making our classified documents available to everyone!  That is not an acceptable situation, but one that has been and will be downplayed when it involves a Donkey.  It will be treasonous if done by an Elephant. 

There were calls for Trump to receive the death penalty for his actions, but it seems they want to pin a medal on Biden for similar activities.  We have been told it is okay because Trump had more documents than Biden.  We are told that it is okay because Biden’s lawyers voluntarily disclosed the existence of the documents after they found them rummaging through the closet at the University of Pennsylvania. 

I find myself asking, “Why were they rummaging through the closet?”   We are told it is okay because Biden didn’t know they were there.  That might or might not be valid with his diminished mental state, but still not a justification.   Biden’s lawyers instructed him not even to ask what was in the documents to maintain his blissful ignorance.  That is not a valid justification.

What strategy is to be used by the Biden team and those seeking to put out the fires of evidence?  They will continue to claim, “He didn’t know.”  If that is the strategy, that should be the death knell in his presidency and guarantee he will not be the nominee in 2024.  That level of ignorance and ineptitude should resoundingly disqualify him more than he is already disqualified.

The documents were removed from a secure location to an unsecured one by someone!  If not Biden, then who?  According to existing laws, removing documents from a secured location to an unsecured one is potentially a crime.  Biden and his team seem to have lost track of the documents, meaning they were not protected, and that is irresponsible at best and criminal at worst.  The documents were stored in a location not secured by the Secret Service, which is potentially a crime.  Hey, if Trump is guilty of a crime, then how can it not be charged that Biden is also?

Let me throw in another quite disturbing caveat.  Joe Biden has revealed that in 2016, his infamous son, Hunter, had access to the Delaware garage, where classified documents were housed.  Suppose you do a little research on the chronology. In that case, you discover that October 2016 was just a few months before Vice President Joe Biden left the White House and allegedly stole classified documents.

What was in the documents?  According to reports, sensitive information regarding Ukraine was in the garage with the Corvette.  But it was locked, so no worries, right?  Sensitive information regarding Ukraine?  As I search my memory banks, I recall some questions about bribery, Hunter’s illegal dealings, and Joe’s kickbacks as the Big Guy connected to Ukraine.  Imagine that?  Joe didn’t know what was in the documents, but to keep them out of the hands of investigators, they magically appeared in his garage and other locations.  Convenient coincidence, right?  That does not sound like irresponsibility; it sounds like devious diabolical subversion.

Reports are that on April 25, 2016, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) agent Craig Gering emailed Hunter Biden with ‘confidential notes from our meeting,’ in which Gering listed apparent plans that were discussed for the vice president upon leaving office.  That included “wealth creation,” but no detailing that plan was included.  However, there was a reference to the Penn Biden Center in Washington, DC., with a possible job opportunity for Hunter.

Here’s a clincher and concern for me; The Biden Institute of Foreign Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, per the email, focuses on foreign policy.  It mentioned that the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., was a possible opportunity for Hunter.  Gering noted that the Center operated much like the Clinton Global Initiative!  Interesting!  The Clinton Foundation and Initiative have proven to be a massive money laundering operation that has made the Clintons wealthy and seems to have been involved in influence peddling.  Quite benign, right?   Hunter’s history of influence peddling makes him someone who should never have access to classified documents.

Let me get to the point of Trump; and declare that if they charge Trump with a crime regarding classified documents, they must also charge Joe Biden.  Trump, according to the rhetoric and spin of the Biden administration and the Democrats, stonewalled the Department of Justice from obtaining classified documents containing national-security material.  It appeared that an obstruction of justice charge was easy and expected.  What do they do now, since Uncle Joe’s dirty hands have been exposed?

With the Biden classified document scandal, can they successfully sell the idea of charging the former president, Donald John Trump, with a crime, politically?  Do they dare take that step in their attempt to prevent Trump from running again?  Do they risk Biden and many other Democrats?  Are they so convinced that Donald Trump will destroy them that they will cast all caution to the wind, ignore the public’s potential view of the hypocrisy, and say, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” 

America, this may be swept under the rug, but it reveals the importance of getting to the truth in American politics and draining the Swamp and dismantling government, and holding politicians accountable.  ONLY if we return to our moral moorings and, in that, return to God.  We can.  The question is, will we? The ball is in our court; what will we do? 

God bless you, and God bless America!


The warning to never underestimate your opponent is germane to every situation in life.  It could be people, principalities, powers, sickness, economic conditions, or anything else.  Whatever your opponent is, if you underestimate the potential that any enemy or obstacle embodies, it can and often does bring about defeat or damage.  If we know our enemy or opponent well enough, we can strategize to offset anything it or they might throw at us.  If we discount their possibilities, we leave ourselves unprepared, and our lack of preparation and planning can be and usually is destructive.

Too many on the Right are discounting any possibility of Joe Biden winning the Democratic nomination in the 2024 Presidential Race, and if he does, they insist he could never win.  That underestimation of the machine and the man could be costly.

I consider the warning of Newt Gingrich and others apropos and worthy of consideration.  Joe Biden has always been off his rocker, so to speak, and his inane and incoherent ramblings are not all that new.  I agree that he is suffering from a mental disorder that appears to be a form of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, but even with that, he is not operating alone.  His handlers are devious, dangerous, and destructive.  They are diabolical and have proven so.  Therefore, underestimating the Democratic Machine could be and likely will be costly. 

The plan of the followers of the toxic liberal globalist agenda seems to be to weaken America.  They are doing that by weakening our foundations, damaging our economy, and infringing upon our inalienable rights, privileges, and liberties; they are making America a prime target for the transformation they desire.  They have been systematic and persistent.  The damage they have caused has been prodigious.

Joe Biden may believe that he is being successful and that people love what he is doing.  That is not the issue.  The issue is how the spinmeisters are able to twist the facts and dupe those who are driven by emotion rather than reality.  If those whom Rush Limbaugh referred to as ‘low information voters’ embrace the spin or believe that anyone on the other side would bring about the apocalypse, he wins.  Add to that equation the obvious inconsistencies and cheating that always takes place; he could win.  We must never underestimate him or them.

Focusing on Biden’s inability to walk, talk, and chew gum at the same time is not what we must be focusing on.  Yes, he speaks incoherently and illogically reads everything on the teleprompter.  Yes, he is suffering from diminished brain capacity.  Yes, he gets angry when questioned and speaks out randomly with incoherent and nonsensical diatribes.  However, it is not what he says that bothers me; it is what he has and is doing that bothers me. 

We dare not forget the Executive Orders he has produced and the insurmountable damage they have done and will do.  We dare not forget the illegalities the Biden family has engaged in and the compromised state he is in dealing with foreign governments who have funneled money into his coffers.  We must not forget his alienation of our friends and his (as did Obama) embracing and facilitating the ability of our enemies.  We dare not forget his anti-American and anti-constitutional positions and actions.  Those bother me; his mumbling and bumbling orally or physically are low-hanging fruit on the tree.  Yet, many seem to focus on Trump’s abrasiveness and Biden’s incoherency rather than the actions and policies of those men.  That is a mistake!

Newt contended, and I agree, that Ronald Reagan and Dwight Eisenhower both wanted to be underestimated.  Eisenhower knew the importance of learning as much as possible about the enemy from WWII.  He knew the value of intelligence information. He knew the value of planning and strategy, and Reagan learned that well somewhere along the line.  Both were astute at staying one step ahead of their opponents and offering a visible, better, and more appealing path.  They won!  We can win, but not if we underestimate the opponent. 

Joe Biden has been in politics all his adult life.  If you remember or have researched, you discover that he was elected to the Senate at the age of 29. He was only eligible to be sworn in after the election in 1972.  He has fumbled and bumbled all of his political career and became a force in the Senate, then Vice President, and now President.  He stayed hidden from public view in his basement for virtually all of the 2020 campaign, but he is in the White House.  (I am not discounting the irregularities and cheating, but still, he is in the Oval Office.)  Underestimation would be a colossal mistake, as were the mid-terms by the GOP.

Let me remind you that even former President Barack Hussein Obama has joked about the ineptitude of Joe Biden.  He said, “We all know some folks in our lives…they say crazy stuff…Uncle Joe, you know what happened to him.  They’re part of the family, but you don’t give them serious responsibilities.”  Wow!  How much more serious a responsibility can you give than being President of the United States?  That is unless he is only the president in name and someone else is calling the shots.  Obama once said, “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f*** things up.”  Wow!  Yet, millions still vote for him.  Underestimation could be catastrophic.

Some call him Crazy Joe, but he is sitting in the White House and capable of doing incredible harm to America.  No, he is damaging America greatly, yet we focus on his mumbling, bumbling, and incoherent speech.  Stop being deceived into believing that is what should be the focus.  The Actions are much more important than the words!  Underestimation would be to suffer self-inflicted wounds. 

I will not list all the incredible damage done via his pen and phone, but the oil and gas industry cannot be overlooked.  On day one, he shuddered our economy and virtually destroyed an industry that affects every aspect of our economy.  When mass shootings occur, he uses them to call for a ban on the so-called assault weapon, even when no such weapon was involved.  The drinkers of the pathetic drivel and diatribe rise up passionately and demand that “but if it saves even one life.”  What about abortion?  What about destroying people’s lives economically and medically that results in the loss of life?  Underestimation is always a mistake. 

As a preacher and a Christian, I tell people never to underestimate the power of the little foxes to spoil the vine.  Never underestimate the power of temptation to wreck a life.  Never underestimate the ability of the devil to deceive and lure one into a place of destruction.  We laugh at Biden’s faux paws in speaking and fail to articulate the damage done in his actions and the actions of his Donkey co-conspirators of destruction.

Our Freedom of Speech, Thought, Right to Protect Ourselves, and make our own life choices are being threatened daily.  There is a concerted effort to restrict our religious freedoms, if not eliminate those freedoms completely.  We can focus on the clownish actions and words of Joe Biden, AOC, Pelosi, and Fetterman and lose sight of the incredible danger and damage done by their actions.  We must not underestimate the opponent.

If we expect to win in 2024 and avoid another shameful election as we just endured, we must strategize, focusing on the real issues, not mumblings.  We must commit ourselves to prayer for the nation and invest our time, energy, and money into defeating the destroyers.  We must become involved in poll watching and keep the heat turned up as high as we can on the elected officials in Washington.  It is up to us to engage the enemy with a real plan of attack and not be fooled into following the wrong path. 



Whenever the federal government says, “I’m here to help,” I get concerned.  What exactly are they here to do?  Who or whom are they trying to help?  What is the hidden agenda?  Will the long-term effect be positive or negative for our constitutional liberties and freedoms?  Will it reduce the control of the government bureaucrats or increase it?  Those and a plethora of other questions come to mind when dealing with the government.

Does that make me a conspiracist?  I don’t think so, but I confess that when it comes to the government and most politicians, I am somewhat of a skeptic.  I trust God.  I trust the constitution.  I trust the intent of the Founding Fathers, but the current federal government, not so much, and sometimes not at all. 

The Bible speaks of the foundations, and in Psalm 11:3, we read, “If our foundations are destroyed, what should the righteous do?”  In viewing the writings of our founding fathers, studying history, and watching our moral decline and the result, I would contend that the support foundations include moral laws, ethics, spiritual consciousness, and morality.  The fundamental principles of law and order and justice hinge on those being in place.  Are they in modern America? 

If the foundations are destroyed, what then?  Some in modern America have become so disillusioned and discouraged that they have become fatalists.  I hear more and more people say, “What’s the use? Nothing is going to change.”  I believe that is the wrong outlook, not because I believe in the goodness of man but in the greatness of God. 

Someone paraphrases the words of Psalm 11 – “If men have no regard to laws and public decrees, which are the foundation of human society, but will boldly violate all known and standing rules of justice and truth; what can the righteous do? — What security can an honest man have? or what should he do but make haste away from the place where they act so arbitrarily and are so perfidious?”  Basically, that is saying if the righteous have not prevented or stepped up to resist the societal anarchy and collapse, what could David or any leader do?  Are we there in America today?

I want to revive some old history and discuss the perfidious actions involving the Coronavirus and the vaccines.  Let me state at the outset that I am not so much focused on whether some did or did not take the jab but on the lack of forthrightness by the government.  I believe that it should be an individual decision. I am more focused on the lockdown of the entire world, with minimal information being given to the public.  I said at the beginning that we should be questioning this action unless they know something far direr than they are telling us.  However, there was almost no pushback by the public.  What did they fail to reveal?  I still do not know, but I want to know.

We were told this was the deadliest virus the world had ever seen.  Yes, people got sick and died as a result.  The almost immediate fanning of the flames of fear and paranoia caused the world to panic, and people like docile sheep complied with the mandates.  I believed then, and I believe now that this was a trial run, and now that they have seen what can be done, the diabolical seeking world dominance will spring something on us in the near future that will be more dangerous and destructive.  Some of that desire to reduce the world’s population by one-fourth or one-third. 

I watched with incredible alarm as there was a reported shortage of ventilators, and people infected with COVID were warehoused in nursing homes with the very vulnerable elderly.  Why?  Was that a double-edged sword?  Did they, with premeditation, use this to euthanize some of the elderly and infirm whose cost (in their minds) outweighed their benefit?  That is plausible with the devaluing of the baby in the womb and the stated desire to reduce the world population.  It is diabolical and inhumane but plausible.

We were told early by some medical doctors of the value and benefit of Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine. Still, the federal government and the CDC thwarted that effort trying to debunk their usefulness and prevent doctors from using them.  That, according to many medical doctors, costs thousands of lives needlessly.  The quashing of those drugs allowed the government to push for emergency authorization before adequate testing and full disclosure of what was in the vaccines to be granted. 

There was a push to use Remdesivir.  A drug that has proven to harm the kidneys and liver and, according to many medical experts, had a negligible effect on COVID.  The terribleness of disallowing families to be with their loved ones when they were placed on ventilators or taken off ventilators and left to die. 

There is the contention of research scientists that the mRNA vaccine is flawed and has the potential to do long-term damage to the internal organs, the immune system, and the circulatory system.  We saw a spike in health issues with young men where otherwise healthy adults were having heart attacks or deadly blood clots, as well as an increase in cancer.  Were those connected?  Only time will tell, and even then, we may never know. 

It is reported that there has been an increase in miscarriages and stillbirths in vaccinated females.  There have been reports of a measurable reduction in sperm counts in vaccinated men.  There seems to have been a rise in unexpected mortality unrelated to COVID.  Additionally, we have seen RSV in the news for the first time.  What is RSV?  It is a Respiratory Syncytial Virus causing a call for it to be declared a health emergency in children.

Please understand that I do not know if the vaccine was safe or dangerous.  What I know is that the government continually side-stepped the questions, protected the pharmaceutical companies that produced it, and sought to use the pandemic to achieve political ends.  That troubles me and causes me to wonder if there was something far more nefarious at work. 

The FDA issued warnings and even edicts that people were to stop taking Ivermectin for COVID.  They now claim that was just a suggestion, not a mandate.  Most medical doctors did not consider it a suggestion.  They used terms like, “You are not a horse.  You are not a cow.  So, stop taking the drug.”  Hidden within their statements is a remarkably interesting bullet.  “If your health care provider writes you an Ivermectin prescription, fill it through a legitimate source such as a pharmacy, and take it exactly as prescribed.” 

In my mind, that is an admission that it was effective.  So, why the push to prevent it?  If it had been used early in the COVID pandemic, many lives would have likely been spared, and the total lockdown and destruction of our economy would not have transpired.  Was there a hidden motive?  Again, this is more reason for me to distrust and question the edicts of the government. 

I know some people who took Ivermectin, Vitamin C, Zinc, and a few other things and faired quite well as they battled infection.  One doctor told me that had the push been to treat COVID with the things that appeared to work early; many would not have been hospitalized.  He said that it was virtually too late when they got to the hospital.  He considered it medical malpractice to have taken the government-prescribed treatment plan of doing nothing until you had to go to the hospital. 

I believed then and now that taking or not taking the vaccine should be an individual decision, not a forced mandate. The government has repeatedly violated our trust and given us cause to distrust them and question their motives and intent.  We are in the throes of an effort to reduce the world population and transform every sovereign nation into a world conglomerate of countries under a singular ruling authority.  That is spoken of in the Bible, and I write to ask people to pray and question rather than comply, not docile non-thinking sheep. 

God bless you, and God bless America!


I cautiously address this, and although I wish it were an exercise in humor, the things I will cite are authentic and dangerous.  I laugh when possible and take things with a grain of salt.  However, in the modern era politically, I am finding that increasingly difficult in America.

What baffles me is the reality that millions either agree with the political lunacy, do not care, or are blinded by political bias.  Why do I say that?  Because they continue to vote for those advancing those policies and pursuing those agendas.  There is no logical explanation for that phenomenon, but a reality, it is.

There are entities like The Babylon Bee that seek to use parody to bring people to their senses or offer something to laugh at.  Some entertainers write and sing parody songs that highlight the lunacy of today.  It would be wonderful to laugh it off, but with the seriousness and danger of the end game of the agenda of those following the toxic liberal lunacy, I cannot do that.  Therefore, I continue to sound the alarm and hope enough people will awaken and unite to salvage our Republic.

Let us walk back a few months to the California Lunacy, where their Governor and the illustrious politicians opted to take money from legal taxpaying citizens to buy medical insurance for the illegals.  Couple that with the lunacy of the Federal Government sending out virtual truckloads of COVID relief cash, and we now discover that over a Billion of it found its way into the pockets or hands of incarcerated inmates, including the Boston Marathon Bomber.  How sane is that?

We have constitutional restraints for many things the government is doing, but our elected members of Congress fail to enforce the Constitution.  The constitution offers protection and restraint, but it cannot enforce itself. With the abridgments by the White House, bureaucrats, Representatives, and Senators, as well as the courts, we are left with a piece of paper that is ignored and meaningless.  It is meaningful but becomes impotent when not enforced by those charged with enforcing it.

With the lunacy of spending more than one-third of our national production (GDP) and maxing out the federal credit cards with over $20 Trillion this past year, one would wonder if there were an ounce of sanity in Washington.  The draconian lockdowns that occurred during the height of the COVID pandemic only make sense if you consider the seeming agenda of control.  All that happened with the Vaxx Mandates, the Lockdowns, and the other infringements upon our Rights and Liberties were trial runs.  I am convinced that we will see worse and direr things soon.  I hope I am wrong!

Almost no thinking American, including the legal Hispanic community, believes that the Border Crisis is good.  Most Americans view the illegal invasion as a problem, yet this president, this Congress, and our Courts seem to disagree.  Allowing unvetted, sick, and those engaging in human trafficking, drugs, and more to enter freely and stay is antithetical to everything America has stood for and anathema to reason.  Yet, they continue, and there is no evidence that any of those in Washington will take the necessary steps to stop the lunacy and destruction.  How did we become this blind?  How did we become this anti-American and anti-Freedom?  You say, I’m not okay with that, but millions continue to elect those who are.

The border crisis is just the tip of the iceberg of idiocy, and the long-term problems accompanying it could mean the end of our Free Constitutional Republic.  Is that the plan?  When the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Protection Agency announces that the apprehension of more than 2.1 million illegals came across our borders in the fiscal year ending in August, any reasonable person should see the problem and danger.  In August, we had six consecutive months with arrests of more than 200,000 each month.  Most of those were released, adding to the endless flooding across the border and even aiding in their violation of our immigration laws.

Our military’s purpose is protecting us, but with the Wokeism that has become epidemic, the strength of our military is suspect.  I cannot imagine a military where Air Force Academy cadets cannot use the terms “Mom and Dad.”  Have we gone completely bonkers?  The cadets are warned not to commit what was called “microaggressions” by using terms like “you guys” or “terrorists.”  They were told that rather than saying “Mom and Dad,” they were to use terms such as “Parent or Caregiver.”  They were informed they could no longer say “boyfriend or girlfriend.” Still, they were to use the term “partner.”  The focus is no longer on national security and training but on being politically correct and embracing the pervasive Woke Mentality in our culture.  That is beyond lunacy!

We have come to the place where the declaration of William F. Buckley is germane and apropos of today’s political Woke PC World.  He said, “I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the telephone directory than by the Harvard University faculty.”  We could probably use virtually any University’s faculty aptly.  Much of our so-called academia and Woke World’s view of itself makes them too smart for their own good.  Knowing stuff does not make one intelligent; being able to rightly apply that knowledge makes one wise.  We are grossly devoid of wisdom in today’s political world.

My earthly father was not a well-educated man.  He only finished the 9th grade, but he was a very wise man.  He could outthink most of today’s politicians and taught himself to do virtually everything that needed to be done around our small farm.  He was a survivor and innovative.  He might not do things according to the blueprint of academia, but what he did worked, and his ability to think and create provided a living for our family and a secure home. 

My earthly father wanted his children to be better educated than he was and wanted us to surpass him in our accomplishments.  Yet, he was careful to instill in us the ability to think so that we would not become the south ends of northbound horses.  By today’s standards, my earthly father would have been deemed unqualified to lead the city or state where we lived. Still, I believe he would have done a better job with more reasoned sanity than most of those highly educated windbags in Washington who don’t know how the rest of us live. 

I am pro-education but insist that academic credentials are far from coterminous with genius.  I hear today’s intellectuals insist that men like Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, or imbeciles, and I laugh.  Those men, with all their flaws, proved to be more interested in America and Americans than the entire lot of the so-called qualified and educated.  They make the flawed assumption that intelligence and effectiveness politically are based on academic degrees.  Results cannot be dismissed and should never be diminished.

I have touched on just a few of the dying flowers in the Garden of Lunacy in modern America and ask, “How Could Anyone Vote For The Followers of the Toxic Agenda Being Advanced by the Toxic Liberal, Globalists of today?”  

God help us to wake up.  God bless America!   Join me in the Fight to Save our Republic.


My title is a reference to the fledgling nation of Israel in their journey from Egypt to Canaan found in Deuteronomy 2:3. God told the nation, “You have circled this mountain long enough….”  I can apply that to the mid-term elections in 2022 and many other elections and ask, “Did, has, or will the GOP learn anything from the elections?” 

Sadly, too often, they repeat the same mistakes, take the same path, and produce lackluster results snatching defeat from victory.  Yes, I said, snatching defeat from victory.  Too often, they cower in fear hiding in the shadows, afraid that the media and Democrats will call them some hurtful name.  This is not a time to be thin-skinned and cowardly.  It is a time to be strong and very courageous; liberty and the republic are at stake.  It is time for a little less talk and a lot more action.  It is time to stop circling the proverbial mountain and chart a path to the promised land of Freedom.

The Red Wave that many were predicting sounded much like previous predictions that failed to materialize.  With the horrible state of the economy, the infringement upon our liberties and inalienable rights, the lunacy of gender blending, the disaster at the southern border, and more, one would have thought the mid-terms would have been a slam dunk. 

When members of the Republican Party’s establishment endorsed Democrats to defeat conservative Republicans and spent enormous amounts of money to help RHINOs get reelected while ignoring winnable seats, you had to know there was a problem.  The best possible scenario in the Senate was a 50-50 split, but instead, we were handed a 49-51 split in favor of the Democrats.  The House was a squeaker, and with the razor-thin majority, little is likely to be accomplished, especially if the RHINOs and Establishment Republicans maintain control of that chamber’s agenda.  If something does not change quickly, we are looking at another lap around the mountain politically.

In Obama’s first term, the Republicans handily won seats in the Senate and House.  This time with a President even less popular than Obama and had created a worse situation on virtually every front, the Donkeys staved off that type of embarrassment.  The mid-terms were eerily like the 2020 elections, with many questionable happenings.  I cannot believe that the voting public would rationally vote for their personal and national decline, but if we believe the election results, they did. 

Joseph Stalin said, “It is not the people who vote that count; it’s the people who count the votes.”  That is so relevant to our political condition; it is almost frightening.  The deafening silence and weak-willed protests by the GOP indicate that we are heading for another lap or two around the mountain.  The question of the past should have been the question of the present – “Are you better off now than you were two years ago?”  Almost nobody could have answered that in the affirmative.  Sadly, the Establishment Republicans focused more on embarrassing Trump than winning a solid majority. 

When the Rasmussen Reports Poll told us that only 28 percent of likely U.S. voters thought the country was headed in the right direction, how can you not have a Red Wave?  When 57 percent see a depression looming and likely, how can you not have a Red Wave?  When 57 percent of the voters believe that the outcome of the elections would result from cheating, how can you not have a Red Wave? 

If the Republicans hope to win in 2024, they must take advantage of the majority in the House and take dramatic steps to fix the election process.  We do not have two years to fix the problem; we have months.  The damage that has been done and will continue to be done is colossal if the GOP does not find a spine and have the courage and willingness to do what is needed. 

If they fix the electoral process and give us verifiable one-person-one-vote elections, the message of Reagan must be articulated.  The case must be made for national sovereignty, national security, prosperity, freedom, and liberty.  It is an easy case to make and an easy precept to be articulated. Still, the Republicans in Congress seem incapable or unwilling to make the case and articulate the principles.  Failure to do so will mean another lap around the mountain if the mountain even exists after the destruction.

The question that needs to be asked and answered is, “Are You Freer Than You Were Before Biden?”  The dirty laundry of the Democrats needs to be aired to give a side-by-side comparison of their charges against Republicans.  Do not give innuendo but factual evidence of the corruption, please. 

The Democrats try to run on the character of some Republicans while engaging in incredible deviousness and practicing colossal unethical behavior.  The Democrats use fearmongering, telling susceptible seniors that the Republicans want to and will take away their Social Security.  A lie that should have been easily debunked, but all we heard were the crickets.  Sadly, even less than crickets and certainly less than articulate and detailed counter was what the GOP gave us.  The lies about abortion and the failure of the GOP to articulate the reality of the ruling simply returning the constitutional decision to the states were less than articulate.

The Democrats project on the Republicans what they are doing, and every action moves us one step closer to totalitarianism and loss of freedom.  But their branding of the Republicans resonates with the low-information voters and those moved by their emotions.  The inane charge that the Republicans, especially the conservative constitutionalist, are somehow a threat to our ‘democracy’ seemed to stick in the minds of too many.  Personality became more important than the economy, freedom, or the republic.

America was founded as a Light Shining on the Hill and the Land of the Free.  There have been enormous sacrifices to keep us that way.  Benjamin Franklin warned regarding the Republic, “if you can keep it.”  We have not kept it as we should have.  Madison warned that we should take alarm and action at the “first experiment or infringement upon our liberties.”  Jefferson characterized the possible attitude of people as follows, “Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.”  They foresaw the dangers that we have ignored.  Thus, we seem destined for another lap around the mountain.

A brief lesson in history reveals that federal spending in 1901 (a lifetime ago) was $588 million.  It remained level until 1917, and then in 1919, the post-war spending drove it to a staggering $5.13 billion.  Spending decreased under Harding and Coolidge, but when FDR took over, it took off like a rocket and increased to $44 billion in 1945.  By 1970 the spending was $159 billion (pocket change compared to today).  It reached the trillion-dollar mark in 1995 and will be over $6.27 trillion in 2022.  This insane spending will not only cause another lap around the mountain, but it will also consume the mountain and the republic.

If you extrapolate that and do the statistical calculations, you realize that spending has increased by a factor of 11,000 over the past 120 years in America.  The only outcome will be the government consuming all the income of the citizens and more and will have control of our lives completely.  Jefferson called it despotism, and, in our day, it can only be called totalitarianism.  The laps around the mountain are unacceptable, and we need to chart a course to restore our Freedom and Liberty.  It is time to awaken from our slumber and cease allowing politicians to handle politics.  We must become the overseers of our government.

I pray you will join the effort to pray down the destruction and pray in the favor of God.  We must pray.  We must work.  We must become involved.  We must vote.  We dare not vote for personality but for what is right. 

God bless you, and God bless America. 


A follow-up question should be, “Why do we excuse some and crucify other politicians who lie?”  The most recent political liar seems to be the newly elected Republican George Santos, who embellished (lied) about numerous things.  However, nobody seems to care that Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal, and countless Democrats have lied.  Why is it that if a Republican lies, that person must be hung on a cross and banned from humanity, but if a Democrat lies, it is justifiable?  I don’t like being lied to by anybody, regardless of political ideology or party.

I could argue and probably infuriate many that Joe Biden inspired George Santos to play loose with the truth.  I could.  No, I will argue that point and argue that politicians and political fabrications have been around for as long as we have had elections.  I was recently apprised of a story that transpired about seven decades ago where a Congressman embellished numerous things.  He was a wounded WWII veteran but lied about his wounds. He claimed to have engaged in secret missions, Nazi torture, medals, and even his educational background before being elected to the House of Representatives as a Congressman from Utah. 

Santos lied, but I don’t believe he claimed to have been an over-the-road driver of semi-trucks.  I do not believe he claimed his house was burned with his wife in it.  He never claimed to have been arrested in South Africa trying to get to see Nelson Mandela.  He never claimed that his son almost lost his life in Iraq. He never plagiarized speeches by JFK, RFK, and Hubert Humphrey.  He never claimed to have a higher IQ than a voter he was angry with.  He never claimed to have graduated with three degrees, went to the University of Delaware on a full academic scholarship, and finished in the top half of his class.  He never claimed to have played football at the University of Delaware.  He never claimed to have confronted the notorious gang leader Corn Pop. He never expropriated the life story of British politician Neil Kinnock.  But someone holding office today did.  Can you guess who?

We had Eric Holder as Attorney General repeatedly advancing lies in cahoots with the sitting president Barack Obama.  Does anyone remember Fast and Furious, the Obama-Holder gun-running scheme that cost American lives and empowered the Drug Cartels of Mexico? 

How about Loretta Lynch and the lies she told while working in the IRS doing the bidding of the Democrats using her office to target conservatives and Christians?  How about Bill Clinton? “I didn’t have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”  How many Democrats were calling for his resignation when that lie was exposed for the entire world to see? 

Lyndon Johnson was a serial liar and did so with such ease that one had to wonder if he was that diabolical or pathological liar.  Johnson was once asked why he told people that his grandfather died at the Alamo when he knew it was false.  He said, “My grandfather wasn’t killed at the Alamo; he was killed at San Jacinto.  Most people don’t know about that battle, so I moved him to the Alamo.”  He did not die at either; he died in bed at home.  But then, like with Biden, it was just being folksy to achieve an objective good for America.  Wow!  Some can lie, and it is just being folksy or just Joe being Joe, but others lie and are worse than the devil himself.  Lying is not acceptable, no matter who it is.

Hillary Clinton lied about emails and many other things, including Benghazi and the willing sacrifice of the lives of Americans.  Later she would famously and disgustingly say, “What difference does that now make?”  Elizabeth Warren’s claim to be Native American and Richard Blumenthal’s embellishment regarding serving in Vietnam. 

I like the quote attributed to Hanna Arendt, Truth, and Politics – “Freedom of opinion is a farce unless factual information is guaranteed and the facts themselves are not in dispute. In other words, factual truth informs political thought just as ration truth informs philosophical speculations.”

There was a time when political aspirants viewed credibility as a valued asset.  Today we have so much political hyperbole and a verifiable disconnect from reality, and the voters, lies are commonplace and seem to be the norm rather than the exception.  One of the reasons for the dissent into the unethical and untruthful is the polarization of society.  People are more interested in their feelings than in their facts. 

Forecasts by politicians often turn out badly, and the predictions are more dismal than anticipated.  Biden claimed that inflation was “transitory,” but we have discovered that his definition of “transitory” and reality are vastly different.  Most voters took the term to mean “gone quickly,” but that is far from reality.  Yogi Berra once said that predicting is difficult, especially when it’s about the future. 

Political leaders never want to be the bearer of bad news; they want to be the ones deemed as the savior and envision people placing Palm branches in their path and lauding them as the benevolent benefactor we cannot do without.  Even with the continued downturn in approval ratings for Joe Biden, the Democrats still hold serve in Congress. 

Biden’s Build Back Better was touted as “costing zero dollars” because it was “paid for.”  Most people with an IQ above room temperature realize that paying for something does not make it free and without cost.  When paid for is to hand the bill to future generations, which is not good.  We are borrowing from our great great great grandchildren to cover the insane profligate spending of today. 

We have been and are being lied to by politicians on virtually every front. Some of the lies are inciting vitriolic attacks, and others are experiencing crickets and a ho-hum attitude.  America, George Santos is not the problem.  Most of the members of Congress, the Executive Branch, and the many agencies of the federal government are guilty of embellishment (lying).  Unless we are willing to go after every one of them, stop pretending that you are incensed by the lies of select individuals. 

Remember the words, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”  My question is, “Do people even care?”  Selective ethics and morality will only lead us to destruction.  It is time that we return to moral sanity and ethical legitimacy and hold ourselves and politicians to the high standards of God’s Word and morality.  It is time that we stop pretending to be offended by some things while ignoring others of the same ilk.  Either we want ethical legitimacy, moral sanity, and accountability from all politicians, or we have no right to ask for any.  

Please wake up, America, and let’s return to the foundational principles of our Republic and take back oversight of the federal government.  We are the people who are being governed, and that is only by our consent.

God bless you, and God bless America!