I am unashamedly a Christian, a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a conservative, a constitutionalist, a Vietnam veteran, and a lover of Freedom.  Therefore, when I write about political things, I frequently include the biblical as the foundation for my observations and opinions.  Some find that refreshing, and some find it akin to fingernails on the chalkboard.  I do not ask that everyone agree with my views, only that I will be granted the opportunity and freedom to express them without censorship.  I desire that for those on the Left and those on the Right. 

There are Christians who celebrate Christmas and those who do not.  The reasons for celebrating or not celebrating are varied. I do not wish to engage in a debate on that front.  I am concerned about America and the world and the obvious drift or shift from our traditional moral moorings to a more humanistic and godless position. That shift has dramatically damaged the pillars of freedom recognized by our founders.  I believe they understand the value and indispensableness of God’s providence in securing Freedom as a republic. 

We sing many Christmas carols or songs at this time of the year.  Some of them may not have initially been intended to be included in the caroling season of the Christmas celebration.  One, in particular, has been written not as a Christmas song but as a plea for Freedom and Justice.  I will give a brief explanation in the paragraphs to follow. 

We sing “Silent Night,” a beautiful reminder of the night of Jesus’ birth and the meaning of that event.  We sing “It’s A Most Wonderful Time of the Year” to illustrate the Joy that overflows in many hearts this season.  We sing “Joy to the World,” a powerful and beautiful song.  However, it seems that Isaac Watts did not pen this song as a Christmas song.

For much of the Christian world, the first Sunday in December marks the first day of Advent, the four weeks preceding Christmas.  Many use that time as a period of introspection and reflection on their lives and relationship with the Savior.  For some, it is a period of intense longing and even repentance.  It is designed to be a time for people to prepare their hearts for the coming Messiah by reemphasizing why we need a Savior.  We look to the event on Christmas, the birth of Jesus, as the day when Hope comes to mankind in a tangible way.

There was a time when Christians spent time fasting during this season as they sought to right their hearts, lives, and attitudes linking them with God in total surrender.  Today, fasting has given way to feasting, and rather than seeking to unite with God; many seek their own desires.  In today’s world, often reflected in politics, the desire is wealth and power.  Thus, the reason for the season is lost or takes a backseat to self and self-centeredness.  Politicians seek power.  Citizens seek personal prosperity.  The season has become a commercial segway to the next opportunity for entrepreneurial endeavors.

In the 18th century, when Isaac Watts served as pastor of a local congregation, he was very much a nonconformist in London.  He and those following him and those of like ideology and conviction were longing desperately for goodness to prevail and justice to reign in human hearts as well as human governments.  That longing inspired Watts to write “Joy to the World.

It is important to remember that religious freedom was not allowed during Watt’s day, as we have enjoyed it in more modern times.  The established church and the government disallowed the ability to follow one’s conscience and worship God according to the dictates of their heart.  There existed a rigidity that dictated what acceptable thought, speech, and patterns of worship were.  Some religious hierarchies and the federal government seek that condition in this modern world.  Thus, we, too, long for goodness to prevail, hate to dissipate, and justice to become a norm.  It is not just at Christmas that this is needed but throughout the year.

Isaac Watts was a brilliant man, but because he was not part of the authorized, established, and recognized church, he could not attend Oxford or Cambridge.  He penned his song based on Psalm 98 and from a broken heart as he longed for true freedom, religiously, socially, and politically to prevail.  He saw the devolution of the human heart and longed for God’s restoration.

You know the words well:

Joy to the world!  The Lord is come.

Let Earth receive her King.

Let every heart prepare Him room,

And heaven and nature sing,

And heaven and nature sing,

And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

The Psalm reveals that all creation sings or will sing praises to the true King, the Creator of all things, the Living God!  He used beautiful poetic language describing the rivers clapping their hands and the mountains singing.  The earth was joyous because the King of all Creation was a good, righteous, honorable, and just ruler.  He rules “in righteousness and the people with equity.”  What a thought and reality that is absent from human governments and too many hearts today. 

That was the theme of his final verse:

He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove

The glories of His righteousness,

And wonders of His love,

And wonders of His Love,

And wonders, wonders, of His Love.

If we open our eyes, we see a world in chaos and disorder on virtually every front.  If we open our hearts, we realize the absence of love that is so powerful that it quells argument and hate.  If we open our spirits, we realize that we need something far more significant than ourselves and our ability; we need God.  The world is broken, and the only fix is a return to God and embracing the real reason for Christmas. 

“Joy to the World” and many other songs we sing at this time of the year focus on Hope!  Not the hope that comes through human ability, intelligence, creativity, or labor.  It is the Hope that is only found in the Peace of God.  This hope cannot come through human kings or rulers.  It is found only in God; if we look back to the event of Advent and the birth of Jesus, we can Hope again.

I pray that all of us will pause in our political wranglings and arguments and reflect on humanity’s greatest need, Jesus and Salvation! We will never be enough, do enough, or know enough to bring peace to this world. That peace can only come through the Prince of Peace. 

I pray that as we sing Christmas songs or carols when we come to Joy to the World, we will reflect on the need for moral sanity and godliness and seek the only true source of Peace – Jesus!  

MERRY CHRISTMAS!   I pray that your celebrations will be joyous, and as you enter the New Year, you will discover the power and place of Love and enjoy the Peace of God that surpasses all human understanding.  Instead of hating those who disagree, let’s seek to demonstrate the Love of God, and then Christmas can be extended to the entire year.

God bless you, and God bless America!


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!


I will resist giving only the simplistic but correct answer to that question, “We turned away from God, morality, sensibility, strong families, and Republicanism as a form of government.”  That is the bottom line, but I want to focus on the condition not just how we got into this state as a nation.  I hope that I can articulate this well enough that it will open a few tightly closed eyes.  Although, I realize that I may simply be preaching to the choir.

We have an occupant in the White House ill-equipped mentally, emotionally, and morally to be President, but he is.  It is not the first time that we had an unqualified person occupying a high-level political office, but this is beyond anything I could have ever imagined.  I do not wonder what our Founding Fathers would say, I believe they would be rattling sabers and calling for immediate action.  I am not calling for armed rebellion, but prayerful consideration of the problem.

The illogical actions of Joe Biden regarding Russia, Ukraine, gender, energy, and the southern border brings to mind an illustration I heard or read.  In that account, a king sent his servant to purchase a fish for the king’s dinner.  The servant’s ineptitude or disregard for the king returned with a rotten fish.  The fish was cooked and after one bite the king began to choke and spat out the rotten offering.  His anger was epic.  He offered the servant three options for punishment.

Those choices were: (A). Pay a steep monetary fine.  (B). Submit to 30 lashes on his back. (C). Eat the fish.  The servant was destitute and had limited pain tolerance, so he opted to eat the fish.  However, after eating half the fish, he became ill and began vomiting uncontrollably.  So, he opted for the lashes but after 20 lashes he could no longer bear the pain and opted for the fine which would take all he had.  In the end, the servant had sustained whippings and eating half a fish he did not need to eat and paid a monetary price that left him penniless.  That is what the Left is doing to America or what their agenda has in store for us.

Someone said that Joe Biden is a zhlub, (an oaf, bumpkin, or simpleton).  Others have insisted that word comes woefully short of describing him and the destruction to our nation.  They view him as a plague of catastrophic proportions.  We are being plagued by his ineptitude, dementia, or willful destruction. He is clearly suffering from a diminished mental capacity, but that does not excuse his actions.

We have an immense problem on our southern border with over one million illegals being encountered in just six short months.  We have surging crime in the inner cities all led by extreme leftist liberal Democrats.  We have the decimation of public education which includes the dangerous CRT, same-sex curricula for children, and more.  We have lost our world leadership in oil and gas energy, going from energy independent to being energy dependent. 

Our foreign policy is a joke.  Our economy is being or has been destroyed by inflation and the supply chain issues are creating economic disaster.  This administration continues to appoint incompetents to high-level offices and the blunders, gaffes, and inane statements and actions by Biden plague us.  Then, we have Hunter Biden and the revelation of deep corruption and illegalities showing that Joe’s connection cannot be ignored.

It is my view that we do not have a real president of the United States.  We have an occupant of the White House and Oval Office that is mentally and morally incapable of leading this nation.  He is supposed to be the CEO of the American government but if a CEO of any corporation were as inept as he, that company would be bankrupt in short order.  He is supposed to set the objectives for the nation, he has failed miserably.  In contrast, President Trump was astute in fulfilling that aspect of the job. 

We have a situation where there is continual denial, diversion, distortion, and outright ignoring of the issues facing this nation.  His actions caused our gas prices to soar and now he pretends to care and is releasing millions of barrels of oil from our Strategic Reserve.  That may help in the short-term regarding prices at the pump but will place us in an incredibly dangerous position long term.  He could open the Keystone Pipeline and allow drilling on federal lands which would be a real solution.  Rather, he opts to ‘wag the dog’ and create the image of giving us relief, which many will praise rather than pursuing any real solution to the problem he created.

The racial discord is growing, and the Left is fanning those flames.  The gender problem allowing biological males to compete in women’s athletics is not healthy.  The federal government pays for sex-change surgery for those who ‘identify’ as another gender.  Allowing biological males in women’s restrooms is inviting incredible abuse and perversion.  The denuding of our military of needed weaponry is a recipe for disaster.

If any of Trump’s children had engaged in the illegal and treasonous activities that Hunter Biden, Joe’s son has, the media, Congress, and the courts would be crying for action 24/7.  But with Hunter and Joe, the crickets of silence are so loud it is deafening. 

Ron Paul made a statement that I agree with.  He said, “The New World Order undermines Liberty.”  I agree!  I believe that our solution to the problem in America is two-fold.  We must return to following the Constitution as it was written and allow no deviations from that guiding document.  Secondly, which is actually first, we must return to following God and allowing His spiritual, moral, ethical, and governmental principles to guide us. 

When former President Trump called for filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve when prices were low, Chuck Schumer bragged about stopping him.  How can that be justified?  The Green Energy crowd and Climate Change Alarmists praised Schumer and the Senate Democrats for that action.  How can they justify that action?  They justify actions that harm us long-term and denounce actions that are a means for long-term protection of our economy and our republic.

America, I do not believe that Biden and the Democrats who follow the toxic ideology of liberalism will pivot on the key issues facing America and that do us damage.  I hope their actions will result in a massive victory of ousting many of them from Congress and thereby open the door for some bureaucratic cleansing in our government. 

What issues am I referring to?  The administration’s negative energy policy.  Gas prices were low when Biden was inaugurated but have soared because of his undefendable policies.  Immigration was being addressed positively, but Biden immediately revoked the Trump policies and opened the border to illegals, terrorists, disease, and drugs. 

The ‘defund’ the police movements championed by the Left, the riots and destruction by BLM, and others have escalated due to the policies of handcuffing the police.  Education is a failure under this administration and the agenda being advanced will guarantee that its focus will be brainwashing not education.  Lastly, our foreign policy is an unmitigated disaster, and as Robert Gates stated, “Biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign and national security issue over the past four decades.”  Gates was the Defense Secretary under Obama. 

America, we can reclaim our republic.  We can, but will we?  Are we willing to take the austere steps required?  Are we willing to follow the directive of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and repent and return to God?  Are we willing to restore the Constitution to its lofty position as our guiding document in America?  Are we willing to forget party labels and vote out those pushing agendas that are detrimental to those objectives?  Are we willing to unite to fight for Faith, Family, and Freedom?  If we are we can reclaim America!

God bless you and God bless America!

AMERICA, AMERICA, I Would Have Saved You…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God bless you and God bless America!

AMERICA, A Christian and a Bible Nation?

I realize that I am writing to a varied readership and some who read are devoted followers and defenders of Freedom and Liberty but are not Christian.  Some are both a follower of Christ and a staunch defender of our Republic, our inalienable rights, and our Freedom.  The blend is often interesting and although we have differing views regarding some details we are united in our desire and dedication to America and preserving this Republic as the Free Constitutional Republic that had its birth in the late 1700s. 

The Dream of that band of patriots should be a rallying cry for us. Those patriots were willing to were willing to sacrifice everything in an effort to win Liberty and establish a nation that recognized the Creator and embraced the idea of inalienable rights.  That band of brothers and sisters paid prices far beyond what history records and won a victory that could only have come with the aid of the Almighty.  They expressed that on many occasions and in many of their writings.  It is interwoven in our Constitution, System of Government, Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights.  What they won is a prize whose, worth we need to be continually reminded of and a rekindling of the flame of freedom. 

My title poses a question and it is a question that I have debated, discussed, and even argued over my lifetime.  As I have become more aware of the importance of freedom, the value of faith, and the foundation of family, I have become a student of history and the Bible.  For me, the two meld into an unbreakable cord that inspires me to continue sounding the alarm when it would be easier to pack it in and go into isolation. 

I contend that in the formative years of the Republic known as the United States of America, comprised of thirteen colonies or states had the unmistakable and undeniable influence of God, the Bible, and Christianity.  The influence the Bible had on the Founding Fathers is conspicuously apparent to the honest heart and student of history.  The Bible continues to hold an unchallenged place as the most loved, most read, most quoted, and pondered of all the volumes in existence.  It is impossible to study American history and not see the place the Bible had in our development and establishment.

President Theodore Roosevelt said, “The teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined in our whole civic and social life that it would be literally – I do not mean figuratively, I mean literally – impossible for us to figure to ourselves what life would be if these teachings were removed. We would lose almost all the standards by which we now judge both public and private morals – all standards toward which we, with more or less resolution, strive to raise ourselves.  Almost every man who has by his life-work added to the sum of human achievement of which the race is proud – of which our people are proud – almost every such man has based his life-work largely on the teachings of the Bible.”  What a powerful declaration from the leader of the greatest nation in the Free World.  Today that would receive such an outburst of vitriolic hate most politicians avoid the conflict.

It is interesting that our society and government took steps to promote the Bible.  In 1809 the first American Bible society was begun by a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Following that, in less than 8 years there were 121 state and local Bible societies formed, many by other signers of the Declaration of Independence. 

In 1816, America’s first national Bible society was formed, the American Bible Society.  The first president of that organization was Founding Father Elias Boudinot. He was a president of Congress during the American Revolution, and one of the framers of the Bill of Rights.  He was also the first attorney admitted to the Supreme Court Bar.  He said, “Were you to ask me to recommend the most valuable book in the world, I should fix on the Bible as the most instructive both to the wise and ignorant.  Were you to ask me for one book affording the most rational and pleasing entertainment to the inquiring mind, I should repeat, it is the Bible!  And should you renew the inquiry for the best philosophy, or the most interesting history, I should still urge you to look into your Bible.  I would make it, in short, the alpha and omega of knowledge.”

The American Bible Society included, John Jay, Caleb Strong, John Langdon, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Smith Thompson, Bushrod Washington, John Marshall, Matthew Clarkson, William Wirt, and John Quincy Adams.  That is a very impressive list of men who embrace the value of the Bible and its influence on our Republic.  Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer said, “The Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state than any other book in the world.  By renouncing the Bible, philosophers swing their moorings upon all moral subjects… It is the only correct map of the human heart that has ever been published.” 

John Adams one of the key figures in the Revolutionary War and the formation of our Republic said, “Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited… What a Utopia – what a Paradise would this region be!  The Bible is the best book in the world.” 

This nation’s commitment to the Bible was unwavering in our formative years and continued so for more than a hundred years if not more than one hundred and fifty years.  In 1781 Congress advanced a plan and printed America’s first English-language Bible.  On September 12, 1782, the full Congress approved that Bible, and it soon began rolling off the presses.  In the front of that Bible is a congressional endorsement: “Resolved that the United States in Congress assembled…recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States.”  That obliterates the theory that those men want an impenetrable wall of separation between the church and the government. 

One historian reflected on that event saying, “Who…will call in question the assertion that this is a Bible nation?  Who will charge the government with indifference to religion when the first Congress of the States assumed all the rights and performed all the duties of a Bible Society long before such an institution had an existence in the world?”

The Bible was influential, and I believe the basis of our development into the great nation that we have become.  Our departure from its precepts and principles will be the catalyst to our downfall.  “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.”  (Proverbs 14:34).  “By the blessings of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.”  (Proverbs 11:11).  “In righteousness, you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; and from terror for it will not come near you.”  (Isaiah 54:14).  “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people groan.”  (Proverbs 29:2).

America, my fellow patriots, and fellow believers our departure from the principles of the Bible, as a nation, has brought about many if not most of the ills that we now face.  I call upon all of those who believe in God and are called by His name to embrace the directive of 2 Chronicles 7:14, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  That is a promise from God that must be regarded.

God bless you and God bless America!                                                                                           


How did we reach the place in our beloved America where partisan politics, ideological differences, and personality clashes divided have us irrevocably? How did it happen?  Why did it happen?  Is there anything that can be done to rectify the situation?  Questions that need answers.

I’m not sure I can answer the first question of how, but I do believe I know much of the why.  As to the third question, I’m not sure that anything short of a divine intervention can cure what ails America and Americans today.  That may sound as if I am throwing in the towel and giving up, be assured I am not!  I cannot and will not give up for multiple reasons. 

I am committed to fighting for Faith, Family, and Freedom and America as long as I draw breath.  I am committed to fighting for my Faith in God.  I am committed to fighting for Freedom because of my love for America.  I am committed to fighting for Freedom in the interest of my children, grandchildren, and all of humanity.  If we quit all is lost but if we continue even against all odds, there remains hope and I will remain hopeful.

I am disturbed by those who call themselves conservatives, Constitutionalist and Patriots who are so adamantly filled with hate for the current president they are willing to facilitate a Democrat victory.  It is one thing to be unwilling to vote for a candidate but to vote for the other side is unconscionable to me. One can argue that are standing on principle to oppose a candidate and that is fine. However, that argument and assertion falls by the wayside if they then vote for a candidate on the other side that embraces everything their principles oppose.

The position and condition of those mentioned disturb me as much, if not more than the devoted leftists who follow the marching orders of liberalism and the blindness embodied in that ideological position.  What caused this mindset?  What prompted their full-blown hate? 

I know that I will be called names by some who are convinced that Trump is Lucifer incarnate and the epitome of ultimate evil.  I will be called a Trump Cultists, a minion, a Trump-bot, or some other name because I question their hate, but I do.  I am not a worshipper of any man, including President Donald J. Trump.  I worship God alone and not man, money, or power.

I do question the president when I believe he is wrong and taking a direction that is bad or unwise for America.  There are times when I cringe, at his verbiage and way of handling certain situations.  However, when I look at the big picture, which is vital, I ask myself a number of questions. The answers to those questions solidify my willingness to vote against the Leftist.

We need to ask ourselves are we better off now than we were under Barack H. Obama?  Would we be better off if Hillary Clinton was in the White House?  Is the direction of the economy, border security, national security, and the defense of our freedoms and liberties more protected or less protected than under Obama or would be if we allowed the implementation of the the agenda of the Democrats?  Are the courts becoming more constitutional or less?  Is the Constitution being defended and protected better than it was under Obama or in the agenda of the Democrats?  I think you know my answer and hopefully, you came to the same conclusions.

I refuse to allow personality to be the deciding factor in who I vote for to be the President of this Republic.  If I did, I would have refused to vote in many of the previous elections, not liking either side’s candidate.  However, I always endeavor to carefully consider how can we best survive and even hope to thrive?  Which candidate will better facilitate the advancement and progress toward the betterment of the Republic and best position her to remain strong and free?  I have yet to find a Democrat that I could give that recognition to, therefore, I vote against them as much as voting for the other candidate in many elections.

The blinders of those following the toxicity of liberalism, the media, Hollywood, virtually all the national Democrats in Washington, many of Academia, and other groups is alarming.  The media’s hypocrisy in the Ukraine imbroglio is beyond belief.  They ignore Biden, Clinton, and Democrats and seek to destroy Trump with fallacious charges emboldened by emotion. 

The media and all those aforementioned groups ignored Obama’s pledge to Putin that he would be more ‘flexible’ after his second election and try to destroy Trump with a falsified dossier and Russian collusion charges.  Obama obstructed justice on numerous occasions and Hillary violated the law repeatedly as Secretary of State but when Trump does his job, he is an evil villain. 

Obama gave kickbacks to unions, used taxpayer funds to reward political contributors such as Solyndra, and the Clinton’s amassed huge piles of cash from foreign governments through the family foundation.  Russia received Uranium for their generosity.  Obama funneled over $1 Billion of our tax dollars to Iran which helped them continue their terrorism and drug smuggling operations worldwide. 

Those are only the tip of the iceberg of political scandals by the Democrats and how anyone with a hint of love for America and belief in moral sanity could be willing to allow them back in power is beyond me. 

Call me whatever makes you feel good about yourself because of my opposition to the Left and my support for the President.  Accuse me of abandoning my convictions, my principles, my faith if that makes you feel more pious.  Accuse me of being a mindless puppet of Trump, a cultist, a bot with no mind, a minion if it makes you feel more knowledgeable and patriotic.  I am fighting for Faith, Family, and Freedom in the best way I know how and through what I believe in my heart. 

I believe that America’s survival depends on defeating the toxicity of liberalism being advanced by the Left.  I believe that America’s future will be defined and determined by whether we defeat the Socialist or not.  I see no way of defeating them if we do not unite and stand behind the President in 2020.  Yes, he is a flawed candidate with ‘kinks in his armor’ but which of us are not flawed and don’t have a few ‘kinks in our armor?’  He who is without sin let him cast the first stone. 

We are fighting for America and this is not a personality contest it is a fight for survival.  So, I ask you to lay aside your personality preferences and consider what is at stake.  Vote No on the Liberal Leftists in 2020, Please!

God bless you and God bless America!


I am angry, sad, concerned, and even fearful for not only America but the world today.  I beyond perplexed as to how anyone can honestly, with any semblance of rational reason and a smidgen of critical thought embrace the lunacy of the Left of today.  I am not trying to be an apologist for the Republican Party because many of their politicians are so like the Democrats it could be compared to Pro Wrestling or ‘Wrasslin’.

If you were to go into one of the coffee shops near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. you would find Democrats and Republicans sharing a cup of Joe, laughing, and discussing how and who will piggyback on various pieces of legislation.  They are best of buds but let the television cameras roll in and they are mortal enemies.  It’s a game and we are the ones being played!  What we have in today’s political world is light years from what the Founding Fathers envisioned and purposed.  Is this us?  Yes!  How did we get in this mess?  That requires much more detail to answer.

I believe, you may not, that the present view of abortion and the demands of the narcissistic self-important Hollywood Elitist is a symptom of a condition in society that is deadly.  If I truly believed that the Left believed that abortion was about women’s health I might be more sympathetic to their rantings.  I do not believe that most of them truly believe that.  I believe they believe that they believe it but deep inside they know it is about convenience for most not an infringement on a woman’s right to choose, control over her own body, or her health.  It is rooted in self-importance and convenience. 

I wish that was the root cause and the whole story but, in my view, it is only a surface symptom not the objective of the abortion issue.  It is about ‘devaluing human life’.  Before you break out the whips, boil the oil, and erect a cross to crucify me on, let me explain.  I believe that people like Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, and many others past and present operating behind the scenes have a diabolical ‘fundamental transformation plan’ in mind and abortion is a symptom, result, or catalyst to their objective.

I suggest and believe that if we devalue human life, like the life of that unborn baby or the newly born baby to the point that we have no remorse over exterminating it, we open the door to unimaginable evil.  I cringe when I hear a governor advancing the post-birth abortion or extermination of a human life say, “We will keep it comfortable until the decision is made to let it expire or not.”  EXPIRE?  That’s what happens to milk and other products that have an expiration date, but a baby?  EXPIRE?  No, it is whether or not to murder that human being and that can only be done if we anesthetize or deaden our consciences and reclassify that life as something other than a human being. 

Where does all this lead?  I believe that everything is progressive in life.  One thing leads to another and without the first you don’t get the second.  One lie turns into two lies, then three and then becomes believed and impossible to retract.  Decisions have consequences and bad decisions have bad consequences. 

A woman has a right to choose whether or not to engage in unprotected sex or not and that is her control over her own body.  I understand the lack of choice in rape and my heart breaks for the woman so abused.  But, when did two wrongs make a right?  If there is a baby in the womb, that is a human life and that life has the right to see the light of day.  A woman can choose to offer that unwanted baby for adoption, giving life value, rather than giving it no value and aborting. 

In history, we have documented records of the progression of tyranny and despotism.  One encroachment on the rights of citizens led to another and another until there was either total bondage or apocalyptic destruction and carnage with events like the Holocaust.  When I hear people like the Muslim Representative in Congress say that she gets a ‘calming feeling’ when she thinks of the Holocaust I tremble and am horrified.  If all lives do not matter, then we come to a point where no lives matter.

In the matter of abortion, I believe it is far more about devaluing human life in the scheme of a much larger agenda than any thought or concern for the woman involved.  Oh, it may be totally about her to the woman who is contemplating an abortion, but not to the initiators of it. 

How much of a step is it to move from considering that unborn baby or newborn baby as is the new desire of abortionist to considering the weak, sickly, elderly, mentally challenged, etc. from having no value.  In my lifetime I have heard Democrats suggest that euthanasia for seniors is not a bad idea.  They were exempted from that decision because they are in the Ruling Class and therefore valuable and contributors but the rest of us are fair game.

If human life has no value, as is seen in the actions and expressed views of people like the terrorist, MS-13 gangs, and other criminal organizations what other atrocities could that open the door to?  If Jews are deemed the dregs of the earth and it is doing their god a service to eradicate them, who else might be deemed unwanted and unnecessary.  If open season on blacks or whites is deemed a righteous cause, then where does that lead.  If those who differ with your opinion are deemed worthy of elimination what is off the table.  If we become “a law unto ourselves” what is safe?

You may totally disagree with my analysis and evaluation of what is going on and where we are as a society and world, that’s your right.  You may find my position so objectionable that you choose to no longer associate with me on social media, that’s your choice.  You may insist that abortion is a human right, but I contend that if life is devalued to the point that we can kill an unborn or newborn baby without remorse no human is safe, and we will see a state of depravity bud forth that endangers the human species and destruction will be sure and painful.

I fear for my world, my country, my children, my grandchildren, and future generations.  I warn that if we allow the Democrats to regain the White House, keep the House, and reclaim the Senate in 2020 we will see abortion on demand the accepted norm, post-birth abortions coming to full acceptance, higher taxes, reinstitution of Obamacare on steroids, massive attempts to make guns illegal, and Churches placed in the Cross-hairs of the PC Police to the point that many will be forced to close and pastors imprisoned.  The dangers are beyond my ability in this short space to enumerate. 

It’s up to you and me in 2020 and beyond.  I pray that we wake up before it’s too late.  God bless you and God bless America!


I have a number of conservative, constitutional, and Christian friends who tell me, “Never going to happen in America” regarding Socialism.  They dismiss it summarily without giving much thought.  I wish I could adopt that mentality but from what I have seen in recent elections, heard from various people, and observed a definitive shift in thinking among man, I’m not so sure.  I am concerned. 

The words of Proverbs 30:15-16 echo in my head as I consider the mind and heart of mankind.  I cautiously use the Living Bible translation, “There are two things never satisfied, like a leech forever craving more: no three, things! No, four!  Hell, the barren womb, a barren desert, a fire.”  Greed in the human heart is never satisfied. 

Proverbs 27:20 tells us, “Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, nor are the eyes of a man ever satisfied.”  Greed, envy, and covetousness in the human heart blinds the mind to reason and strips one of the motivations to do what is necessary to succeed.  The entitlement mentality of today’s world advanced and nurtured by the toxicity of liberalism and class envy are robbing generations of the necessary entrepreneurial spirit and drive required for success in Capitalism and the Free Market.

We have allowed Political Correctness and a fallacious ideology that somehow the field can be made level for everyone and everyone can share equally without labor and effort of everyone.  There is a resurgence of Socialism and it is a serious threat to our American way of life, our economic and political system and, if allowed to prevail will destroy our Republic.  I consider it that serious.  You may truly believe that Americans will reject this idea but check some of the 2018 elections and see where this mentality won as well as how close some of the Socialist came to winning in their races against conservatives.  That should raise red flags in your heart and mind and cause you to see the need to ‘expose liberalism and socialism’ for what it is.

Dr. Thomas Sowell and others who are renowned economist have sounded the alarm. They are true economist unlike the faux economist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, and the long list of Democrats who are backing the push for Socialism.  He said, and I agree, reminded us that on paper, Socialism sounds good, but in reality, it is a disaster.  Look at the countries that were once thriving economies and enjoyed freedom and liberty who are now under the jackboots of dictators who are advancing Socialism and Marxism.  Venezuela is one of the most immediate that comes to mind.  A once thriving nation is not starving because of Socialism.  It did not make the playing field level.  It did not make everyone equal except in poverty.  If that is the desire, no thanks!

If people today used, reason and logic, tested ideas against facts and true history, Socialism would be D.O.A. and never have any hope of surviving in America.  Sadly, that is far from the current condition in America.  Today, our educational system, the media, politicians, and activist pay little attention to evidence and operate on rhetoric and emotion.  That is hurling us headlong toward Socialism and a Grecian style democracy rather than a Free Constitutional Republic.  That is not just dangerous it is diabolical and destructive!

If we ignore danger that danger frequently prevails.  To be forewarned is to be forearmed.  It is imperative that we know the strategies and agenda of our enemies to formulate a pathway to victory.  Assuming that everyone sees the problem, loves our freedoms, and grasps the value and benefit of the Free Market is to open the door to the deception of millions.  Freebies sound good.  Who would not like to have something they desire given to them without having to work, save, and sacrifice to obtain?  Well, many would, even if some argue they want nothing they have not earned. 

It is my desire that Socialism be put on trial in America.  No, I do not mean litigation in the courts of law but on trial in the court of public opinion.  I want those who see the danger to articulate those dangers and expose the fallaciousness of the lies of the liberal socialist.  I want their deception to be exposed and help as many as possible to understand that no nation operating in a Socialist Economy has produced the Utopia their ideology declares will be the result.  Those in poverty become more impoverished.  There are always a few in power who become incredibly wealthy and they do not ‘share the wealth’ or ‘redistribute their wealth’ to the masses.  They keep it, horde it, and live in luxury while the people live in squalor.  That is the truth of Socialism.

If the Socialist agenda of the Left becomes a reality we will see the literal destruction and devastation in energy, transportation, airlines, jobs, and businesses large and small.  It would cost, in the estimate of many economists over $75 TRILLION.  We need to remind people that the rant and diatribe of the Left that the Rich are not “paying their fair share” is false.  The top 10% of all wage earners pay approximately 70% of all taxes.  How is that deemed less than their fair share?  The bottom 50% of all wage earners pay about 3% of all taxes.  Let’s talk about fair shares.  

Yes, the rich are sometimes rich to the point of being viewed as obnoxious and obscene but that is the reward of either inheritance or ingenuity and hard work.  No, I do not think that everyone in America can become filthy rich, but I do believe that we can all achieve more if we make the required sacrifices, take advantage of the available opportunities or make opportunities for ourselves daring to risk everything.  There are risk and reward in any business venture and you might lose everything pursuing your objective and that is a choice you must make.  If you choose to not take the risk, how is that the fault of any ethnicity or those who have become wealthy? 

Someone said, “Socialism is rising in America but so are ignorance, stupidity, greed, and envy.”  It makes me scratch my head and wonder, “How can this be?” How can this be in a time of economic boom?  Why would Socialism gain traction in a time when there are more jobs than we have seen in a very long time?  How?  Because of the greed and entitlement mentality that has been generationally produced via education, indoctrination, activism, liberalism, and the incessant rant of the media.  Politicians love the idea of buying votes and thereby enslaving their constituents.  That is the precursor to Tyranny and Socialism.  We are dangerously close in America, so I see it as a very real threat and possibility.

What can we do?  We must put Socialism on Trial in the Court of Public Opinion.  We must articulate the realities and dangers of Socialism and the benefits of the Free Market.  We must get on our faces before God and pray for sanity to prevail so that Freedom can survive.  I pray that all who love our Freedoms, our nation, and want to keep America Free will unite and vote against all the Leftist, Socialist, Marxist, Liberals and RINOs in 2020.  Let’s do this for America!

God bless you and God bless America!