FEAR, FEARLESSNESS, PANIC, or FAITH, and COURAGE?


We have come to a place and should have been there all along where we must reject fear and become fearless!  We must reject panic and paranoia and be filled with faith and courage!  This is not time to be a ‘silent support’ of Liberty and Freedom.  This is a time to be ‘bold as lions’ and ‘fearless in the pursuit of Truth, Liberty, and Freedom.’  That will mean you put yourself out there and become a target for the HATERS of today.  You will become the target for the PC Police and called every vile name imaginable, but you must not HIDE!

I have reached the place that I no longer give much consideration to what people think of me.  I don’t want to be offensive, abusive, or abrasive, but I love God and America too much to let the opinion of men dampen my willingness to declare the truth and give the needed warnings.  I would love to spend all my time promoting the Gospel of the Kingdom and leave politics to the politicians but doing the latter is what produced the mess we are in.  Politicians have corrupted politics and systematically eroded our founding principles and the ability to remain the Free Constitutional Republic. 

The more I talk to people, even in my part of Texas where conservatism is high and support for Trump strong, I find many who are fearful of expressing their views politically.  They are concerned for the safety of their family, the security of their jobs, and seek to avoid the incessant attacks launched at everyone who speaks positively for this administration.  In short, they want ease and because of the politically correct mindset of many today, they want to remain anonymous.  It is like being a Secret Service Christian, which I believe is an impossible position to defend.

Jesus said, in Matthew and Luke that if we are ashamed of Him and His words, He would be ashamed of us before the Father.  I never want that condition to be the definition of my relationship with God.  I am confident there were millions of silent supporters who voted for Trump in 2016 and pushed him over the top in victory.  I appreciate the support and help but I believe we are in a time when we need more and more Americans to be bold in their declaration of support for America.  We endured 8 years of anti-American sentiment and Biden was a part of the consortium.  He is willing to consort with whoever will help him gain power.  That is not good for America.

The Cato Institute conducted a poll of 2,000 Americans in a national survey and discovered that 62% of Americans say that the political climate of today prevents them from saying what they believe.  Many of them were fearful of being offensive and some were fearful of harm.  That is tragic!  We are supposed to be a republic that embraces Freedom of Speech which includes Freedom of Thought and Expression.  In 2017 that percentage was 58% and indicates that we are becoming more and more volatile politically in America.  That is not good for America!

It seems that the only people who feel completely at liberty to express their views appear to be the staunch Ultra Left-Wing Liberals.  They don’t care if anyone is offended but no none dare offend them.  It was interesting that the survey indicated that 65% of Latin Americans, 65% of Asian Americans, 64% of white Americans, 49% of Blacks said they felt uneasy sharing their political views.  Men recorded 65% self-censorship and 59% of women felt unable to voice their true views. 

Over a third of those polled feared their jobs or careers being negatively impacted if they shared their support of conservatism or the president.  Over 60% of Republicans and 49% of Independents with post-graduate degrees feared being penalized for their conservative views.  The more educated a person is the more they tend to worry about the political ramifications for going against the grain of political correctness.

Those views are not unfounded because the Liberal Left has voiced a desire to purge the ranks of all corporations, etc. of any ideological view that is contrary to the mantra and rhetoric of the Left.  It is reported that 50% of Progressives believe that if a person supports, votes for, or donates to Trump they should be fired.  Sadly, there are apparently about 22% of those on the Conservative side that believe any Biden supporter should be fired.  We are reaching a very ugly place in America and a condition is being given life that is making our reconciliation and restoration more and more difficult.

The ‘Cancel Culture’ has been seen before, just not as prolific or as violent and vehement as today.  In 1940, Albert Einstein in his essay “On Freedom” argued that scientific progress depended upon open discourse.  He said, “laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance.”  Mr. Einstein, that ship has sailed, and America is headed for the rocks of destruction with the politically correct insanity pervasive in today’s America. 

In the 1970s there was a survey called “General Social Survey” and it reported that 60% of Americans supported firing a college professor who was a communist.  I doubt that percentage is anywhere near that today.  The report was that 52% supported firing an “anti-religionist” professor, and 48% thought a gay professor should be prevented from teaching.  Those views were almost equally shared by Democrats and Republicans.  Today, you are far more likely to be fired if you are not a supporter of the communist ideology, anti-religion, and openly gay or supportive of that lifestyle. 

Bigotry is reprehensible.  The desire to silence anyone who disagrees with the liberal leftist views and is unsupportive of the Cancel Culture is driven by hate not tolerance or desire for equality or equal treatment.  It is not justice but control that is desired.  The PC Police and Cancel Culture of today, largely embodied in the Democratic Party desire to signal the acceptable speech or thought.  Disagree and you pay the price in your career and possibly your physical person.  It is stifling and contrary to the ideal expressed and embodied in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.  It is anathema to the Bible as well.

If we are not allowed to have open back and forth discussions, the misunderstanding and stereotyping will become permanent.  We may change our views but because we are not heard or are fearful of expressing our views, we remain squarely embedded in the stereotype imposed on us.  I reject that!  I have changed my views on many things in my 73 years on the planet. 

However, my views of God and the Bible in the core foundational principles remain the same.  I believe God is the Creator of All Things.  I believe that All people are created in His image and therefore there is only one race, the Human Race.  I believe that Life is precious to God.  I believe that He gives us Inalienable Rights that no man or government has the right or authority to infringe. 

I refuse to be fearful of expressing my views because I love God, my family, God, and Freedom too much.  I believe that I have been charged by God to ‘sound the alarm’ in the areas I see danger.  I would feel that I had sinned against God were I to become silent and go into hiding.  I am unashamed of my faith and unashamed of my views politically.  I do not want to be intolerant of anyone and am willing to defend their right to believe and say what they believe.  However, I also want to be allowed to express my views without penalty.  My views are my views and a right I have as a human being.  Remember that in November when you consider what is at stake!

God bless you and God bless America.

PANDEMIC TYRANNY and CENSORSHIP…


I am not suggesting that COVID-19 or the coronavirus is not serious.  That is not my focus. I am focused on something that is a byproduct, or the product of this national and international quarantine.  Yes, I called it a quarantine because in many parts of America and the world that is exactly what it is. 

This is the first time, to my knowledge, we have quarantined healthy people.  Was it justified?  That is a debate that will never be satisfactorily settled, but that is not my focus.  My focus is on the seeds of tyranny and the evidence of the ‘silencing’ of America.  That is far more troubling for this American than the threat of the virus.  I realize that people have and will die from the virus, but the rate of death is incredibly low compared to other things that we have endured.  That raises some serious red flags in my mind and demands that I consider other factors in this incredible move by the federal, state, and local governments.

Let me state at the outset, that most of the local governments have simply followed suit and done what they were told rather than engaging in an organized tyrannical agenda.  Most of the states have done much the same thing, although some of them are deeply embedded in the desire to nationalize and control.  The federal government, on the other hand, is not so pristine. 

Let me offer a view that may or may not be accurate, but one that I hold at this time.  I believe that President Trump, a man who has fought the system in a significant fashion in his 3 ½ years, was given information, factual or false that convinced him he had to pursue this path.  I do not believe that some of the advisors were deceived but are themselves deceivers and part of a much more dangerous agenda.  That makes the tightrope that the President is walking incredibly precarious and dangerous for us all.

YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and other social mediums and information sources have engaged in expanded and overt censorship as a result of this pandemic.  I truly believe they have taken this path not in the interest of saving lives but ‘silencing’ dissenting voices speaking against the prescribed and accepted rhetoric of the establishment and globalists. 

Two California doctors questioned the ‘shelter-in-place lockdown’ in their state and the nation based on their medical knowledge.  Those doctors were Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi.  Dr. Erickson cited data from 2017 and 2018 of the numbers infected by the seasonal flu.  The data indicates that we had 50-60 million people in America infected.  That resulted in 43,545 people dying from the flu.  Each year we have 37,000-60,000 die from the flu.  There is no pandemic, no shutting down the nation.  Why?  What is different in this?  I keep asking, but nobody from the CDC or other health organizations can or will answer my plea for information.

YouTube took down the video with the standard disclaimer that it ‘violated their community standards.’  Dr. Erickson said what other doctors have claimed that there was pressure on him to include COVID in the death notice.  If that is true, there is something very sinister afoot in this pandemic.  But his claims are not my focus, my focus is the censorship by YouTube and other social media, the News Outlets, and politicians. 

I am concerned with the massive overreach of various elected and unelected officials regarding our freedoms.  The First Amendment of our Constitution guarantees and recognizes our God-given right of “speech” and in that “opinion.”  We are supposed to be a nation that allows differing views to be expressed, debated, and discussed.  Before the current pandemic, the Freedom of Speech was being attacked on college campuses and other sources.  The labeling of dissenting speech as ‘hate speech’ is more than a little troubling. 

The Constitution makes no provision for silencing what is called ‘hate speech.’  The policing of those views was largely a community responsibility, not an allowance for the government to decide what we could and could not say publicly.  In the tyrannies of history, each of them has sought to gain control of speech and publication of views.  Those not adhering to the company line or the agenda and rhetoric of the tyrannical powers were silenced or eliminated.  We are moving dangerously in that direction in allowing our Freedom of Speech and other Freedoms to be restricted and stripped from us.

You can call me whatever you please and charge that I am fear-mongering but drops of water that fall over a long time on a massive rock will bore a hole in it.  What one generation allows in moderation another will pursue in excess.  The old saying, “Give them an inch and they will take a mile” is historically accurate regarding tyrannical regimes. 

I thought that America would never willingly submit to censorship and relinquish our rights and freedoms, but that has changed.  This pandemic and panic have revealed a sheep-like attitude in the masses and the fear of infection and death has motivated this nation to surrender without a fight.  Agreeing or disagreeing with the need to ‘shelter in place’ is not my major concern.  We have already done that, so that is history.

When government or outlets of information are allowed to censor any ideas that disagree with their political or ideological views, we weaken the pillars of freedom.  I am concerned that America has been ‘silenced’ sufficiently that we will never reclaim our freedoms and will witness far more egregious infringements on our liberties in the days to come.

If all dissent is silenced and the only voice that is heard is the voice of the purveyors of the authorized version the result is a brainwashed society.  It takes at least two if not three generations to eradicate a body of thought and replace it with the desired ideological view.  We have witnessed that in education, the media, and even medicine. 

Government has become more and more powerful.  We have seen the mandates by government and the courts that we must comply with them or suffer the brunt of the law.  Our religious convictions are inconsequential.  Our constitutional freedoms are negated.  The basic fabric of our Republic has been eroded and we are terrified to disagree publicly fearing becoming targets. 

America, we are witnessing the silencing of our voices and becoming more like Communist China than the Free Constitutional Republic our Founders envisioned and established.  In Tyrannical nations, the people are not allowed to voice their dissent and in America, any view that does not embrace the authorized leftist view is in the cross-hairs.  Nobody likes to be viewed as intolerant, bigoted, racist, or any of the labels hurled at all dissent and disagreement with the Deep State and Swamp Globalist agenda. 

I pray that we will awaken from this slumber or stupor and demand from our elected official, before it is too late, that they ‘cease and desist.’  We can comply with medical restrictions but must never allow the ‘silencing’ of our voices with questions and disagreement. 

I am praying for America and the world.  I am praying for the President and the ‘experts.‘  I am praying for Congress, State, and local officials.  I am praying for health for the nation in every respect, but I will resist docility and continue to contend for our right to disagree and voice that disagreement. 

God bless you and God bless America!