Monday, June 14, 2010

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The Voice Of The Lord In My Life

Learning to hear from the Lord is an ongoing process that I pray will grow stronger within me throughout my allotted time on Earth. For the most part, I believe that He speaks to me through his Word. Given to those who believe in Him. His Word is as He is, the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is never old fashioned or out of date. Not merely a work of mere men as some may profess; it is given to us by the inspiration of His Holy Spirit. To proclaim that the Bible is simply a group of nice myths and symbolic stories produced by men is to place it in the same category as the works of Shakespeare. Furthermore, that assumption completely denies the power of the Holy Spirit as that part of the triune God and His ability to lead and guide us into all truth. The disciples of the Lord were told to go to the Upper Room and to tarry there until they had been empowered by the Holy Spirit. Remember how Peter swore to the Lord that He would always defend Him, and yet, due to fear, he denied the Lord three times before the cock crowed just as Jesus had foreseen. However, this same Peter, after receiving the Holy Spirit, was so changed and strengthened, he went on to spread the gospel even to his death without fear or intimidation. It is the Holy Spirit that draws us to the Lord and unfolds the truth of His Word to enlighten our understanding of God that we will not be left to depend upon our own infinite and limited abilities to think and reason.

There have been several times in my life that I have been given the privilege of recognizing that my thoughts were not of my own, but rather the voice of the Lord speaking to me. I’m sure that He has spoken to me more often than I realized, but I just didn’t recognize the difference between my own thoughts and His voice speaking and revealing truths and knowledge to me. I share the following moments to give the glory to God for His ever loving care and influence in my life, and to hopefully give impetus to the belief that He does and will do the same for others, as we learn to listen and yield ourselves to His will in our lives.

One of the first times that I remember hearing His voice telling me something that I had no way of knowing in the natural, may seem trivial and meaningless at first glance. Upon returning from college for the summer, I had decided not to let any of my friends know that I was home. Rick, who is now my husband of forty-five years, and I had broken up and I had no idea that we would ever see each other, much less reunite. I had also broken up with the boy that I had bee seeing at college after realizing that life with him was not what I wanted. That in itself was a gift from God. I have said many times that one of the greatest gifts I received through the experience of dating others was to gain a greater appreciation for my wonderful and loving husband. At any rate, that morning I chose to go to the pool with my brother, Dave. While there, this voice within said, “You need to go home and fix your hair. Someone is coming to see you today.” The first few times I just ignored it. Then this ‘conversation’ took place within me. “You better go home and get yourself ready. Someone is coming to see you today. I replied, “That can’t be as none of my friends even know that I am home.” Finally, I decided to take the advise of the voice within and went home to fix my hair and get dressed. I then decided to call Betty, one of my girlfriends. She asked me if I had seen or heard from Rick as he had been calling her to inquire if she knew when I was coming back home. I had no idea that he was still even interested in me. About that time, my Daddy’s voice announced that someone was there to see me. I asked Betty to hold on while I went to see who in the world it could be. I peaked out my bedroom door and asked, “Who is it Daddy?” He replied, “It’s Rick.” My heart jumped with unbelief as I said, “Tell him I’ll be down in a little bit.” I went back to the phone and told Betty the incredulous news that Rick was down stairs in my living room that very minute.” I quickly hung up the phone, finished “fixing my hair,” as the Lord had instructed, and went down to see the love of my life. From that moment on we never parted. A little over a year later, we were married. Lord, thank you for preparing me to be presentable to my future husband.

Now you may be asking, just as I did, why would the Lord bother to get involved in what appeared to be a trivial matter such as telling me to go home and get my hair fixed in preparation for a visit from someone? I knew without a doubt that it was the Lord, but the why was not revealed to me until years later. The Lord knew I was going to have to learn to listen and trust in Him for even the seemingly small things before I could learn to listen, obey, trust, and depend upon Him for the greater moments of my life. It wasn’t the fixing of my hair that was important, but rather learning to listen to Him and obey. It is not sufficient in our lives to just “know” the Lord, we must believe in Him and obey. Satan and his demons know who the Lord is, but they will never yield and obey Him.

After Rick and I were married, he was drafted and sent to Germany. Thankfully, I was able to join him there. When it was time for me to return home, we were on the way to the airport when the tire blew out. At first I felt nothing but panic and fear that I would miss my flight. I certainly didn’t have the money for another ticket. Then just as suddenly as the panic and fear had gripped me, an all consuming sense of peace flooded into my inner most parts and the voice of the Lord assured me that I was not to fear or worry and He would provide. Within moments, a complete stranger pulled over to inquire if there was anything he could do to help.

Upon hearing of our problem, he immediately offered to take us the rest of the way to the airport. I was learning once more to listen to His voice. What a marvelous way to be assured that the Lord is always with us, and He is involved and cares about us at all times without ceasing. Yet I still had not learned to really trust enough to share those “truths” or words of knowledge with others.

Years later I was standing in front of the sink in our kitchen. The Lord told me that our 16 year old daughter was pregnant. I knew it was not just my own thoughts. There had not been anything to make such thoughts be from myself. I hoped that it was not true for her sake. Rick was out of town on a business trip. I decided that this time I would not keep the knowledge to myself. I called Rick and said, “Honey, the Lord has told me things before, but I didn’t share them with anyone else. I hope I am wrong, but I believe that he has told me that Lisa is pregnant. I wanted to tell you beforehand this time just as the Lord has told me.”

Of course he hoped it wasn’t so either, but still waited with me for the confirmation of the word from the Lord. You know Gods Word tells us that “to be forewarned is to be forearmed.” That was exactly what He was doing. Once again He was enabling us so we could be prepared to handle the trial to come. That night when Lisa got home, she sat down on the sofa. I didn’t mention anything about the message from the Lord. Her conversation was rather light and yet she acted fidgety and nervous as if there was something else really on her mind. I just looked at her and asked, “What is it that you really want to talk about with me?” She took a deep breath and finally just blurted out that she thought she might be pregnant. Very calmly I said, “I hope we are both wrong, but the Lord spoke to me today and told me that you were. In fact, I have already called your Daddy to let him know also what God had said. Having been forewarned had given me the ability to receive the news without completely losing it. I was able to remain calm and let Lisa know that we would get a pregnancy test and no matter what we would be there for her. She couldn’t believe how her Daddy and I were taking the news. She said, “I sure wish God had let me know that He had already told you so that I wouldn’t have felt so scared to tell you. I didn’t know what you might do.” Well, suffice it to say, the next day the pregnancy test confirmed the word from the Lord. Lisa was given all kinds of advice such as getting an abortion. She knew what we felt about that, but at the same time we knew that we had to leave the decision up to her. Rick and I prayed all that weekend.. Finally, she came to us and said the she believed that the baby was a part of her and she would not get an abortion. We breathed a sigh of relief and thanked the Lord for answered prayer. Now that little baby, Devin, is 19 years old.

Upon returning home from work one day, nothing of any real significance had happened that day. Yet as I reached for the doorknob, the Lord spoke these words to me so very clearly. I was meant to recall them several times over the coming years. It was as if the scene was recorded in my memory like a video tape that was to be rewound and revisited time and time again. He said, “If you were to loose this house and everything that is in it, still God is and will remain God no matter what.” At the time I remember acknowledging “Okay God, I don’t really understand what you mean or why you are saying this to me, but I do know that it is your voice.” No, we did not loose that house, but we were to face many a trial and tribulation. Eventually I would learn He was telling me that He, God, was not ever defined by or limited to or by my circumstances, experiences or situations. No matter what happens in life, God is always God. That one message from Him has helped me to learn that the important question is not “God, why me” or “Why did you let this happen to me,” but rather “Okay Lord, What is it that you want me to learn from this that I may glorify thee?” That question is always accompanied with His assurance that He will always be right there with me in and through what ever that trial may be. He will never leave me nor forsake me. He will help me to endure in the here and now, and promises to fulfill my eventual hope of eternity with Him in Heaven.

These are but a few of the times when I believe that the Lord has spoken directly to me. Lord I pray that you will always help each of us to listen and learn from your Word by the power of your Holy Spirit, and give us the wisdom and discernment to follow and obey thee and none other. Thank you for your written Word, and your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior who came to fulfill the promises of your Word.

Ginger Rahn
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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This Beautiful America

This Beautiful America

(First published as a series of articles under Rick’s Rantings)

 By, Frederick M. Rahn, Jr.

Copyright June 8, 2010 - All rights reserved
All Bible references, unless otherwise noted, are from The King James Version.  Some Bible references, I paraphrased.

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Introduction

          For years I ranted and raved, mostly to my wife, friends, and family, about what I determined to be wrong with the world.  I call myself a Charismentalist.  That means that I am a ‘Born Again’ Christian fundamentalist, who believes the Lord is ultimately in charge of everything and operates through the power of His Holy Spirit.  I also strongly relate to the fundamentals of the foundations of our country.  By this you can understand my world view.  In October of 2006 I began to put my rants into the realm of the written word.  This book encompasses those ‘rants’ from then until June of 2010.

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Dedication

          To my wife, Ginger, who is not only the love of my life, but also my editor in chief and co-conspirator in this undertaking.  She, over the years, when I would go off on my tangents, would calm me down by reminding me that there were things that had to take place before the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 


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Contents

1. These United States                                                                                               1
2.  Judeo Christian America                                                                                    3
3.  What’s Up?                                                                                                           5
4.  Degree of outlook                                                                                                 6
5.  Eloi                                                                                                                                    9
6.  Why do the little things matter?                                                                          10
7.  Religious beliefs of presidential candidates                                                        13
8.  Hey Seniors                                                                                                           15
9.  Why do you vote?                                                                                                            17
10. Hate crimes                                                                                                          20
11. Is this a Christian nation?                                                                                  22
12. The government is not the United States                                                          23
13. Who says Jesus is Lord?                                                                                     27
14. The love of God                                                                                                   29
15. Traditional America                                                                                           31
16. Old Tommy Jefferson                                                                                         35
17. Once upon a time                                                                                                37
18. What’s wrong America?                                                                                                42
19. A new wall                                                                                                           44
20. Where is the shame?                                                                                           49
21. First thoughts for 2010                                                                                       52
22. Civil Disobedience                                                                                               55
23. Abortion                                                                                                               60
24. The battles are engaged                                                                                      62
25. Why do I rant?                                                                                                    65
26. The Progressives                                                                                                 69
27. Freedom                                                                                                               73
28. Who are we?                                                                                                        76
29. Social justice                                                                                                        79
30. A moral dilemma                                                                                                 82
31. American                                                                                                             85
32. Satan                                                                                                                    87
33. Light bulbs                                                                                                           90
34. Government Church                                                                                          92







Chapter 1
                          These United States         

          The United States of America has freed more people, fed more people and gotten health care to more people than any other country in the world.  In time of emergency and disaster, the United States has always come to the aid of those in need.

          The United States is the greatest country in the history of the world.  The United States has become the most prosperous country in the world.  I am not saying that in our history we have not made mistakes from time to time; no country, to my knowledge, has ever been perfect.  We, since our inception, have generated a people who are proud.  This pride is often, by others nations and peoples, mistaken for arrogance.  Perhaps this is because we believe that when you do things our way, they accomplish what is desired.  Those countries, world leaders and even some of our own people who would condemn us need to look at what they have accomplished for the good of mankind.  Those who don’t cannot be taken seriously.  Sour grapes and jealousy seem to be the motivating factors for those people.

          Another factor to consider is the old saying “The customer is always right”.  At a minimum, Argentina should be treating us as a customer.  The pintsized dictators in places like Argentina and Iran think that they can say the same kind of things about us and our leaders that our “loyal opposition” says.   Perhaps these people are reading from the same script.  There are those in this country who sound exactly like those who wish to destroy us.

          It’s about time for the people in the United States to unite.  Statements like – “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more”, and “You’re either for us or against us”, “pick your side and state your position”, seem appropriate at this time.  No longer should we provide benefit for those who would destroy us, undermine us, or are working for our downfall.  People of the world – you had better decide which side your bread is buttered on and take a stand.  If you don’t, you will have no one to blame for the outcome but yourselves.
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If you are a citizen of the United States, you need to vote, if you don’t like who is running for office, find someone else to run or run yourself.  If you don’t take an active part in our governing process you will be the downfall of the process.  Yes you can be blamed for what is wrong if you don’t vote!

Many these days seem quick to condemn the actions of our government and its officials.  The major problem these days is that those who condemn the loudest never present a reasonable solution or alternative plan.  If you condemn without presenting an alternative or accuse with out presenting the facts to back up your accusations the only thing you accomplish is looking like a fool.  If you wish to be viewed as less significant than a sugar ant or gnat then continue sounding like some of today’s politicians.   If what you are saying contains no substance, then why are you saying it? 

The problems we face today are as plain as day.  If you listen to what our enemies, both external and internal are saying, you can’t help knowing what they intend.  It’s our families and basic beliefs that are in jeopardy here.  If you are not willing to fight for them, then whom do you think will?

Read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of The United States of America and you will see where you fit into the scheme of things.  Study the history behind this country and you will understand the reasons for the foundations of our country and you will see what needs to be done and how you fit in.  These are the reasons why we have become the greatest and most prosperous country in the history of the world.  

It would be a real shame if our way of life and future of our children were destroyed by our apathy.  Don’t continue to let others do your thinking for you.  If you do nothing else, at least write your elected officials and let them know how you feel, and then vote.



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Chapter 2

Judeo Christian America

Anyone who says that the United States of America wasn’t founded on the basis of Judeo Christian ethics is either a fool or a liar.  The inalienable rights spoken of in the Declaration of Independence, as it states them, are granted by God and not the state.  We are given a freedom of religion not a freedom from religion.  We have the right, based on Judeo Christian principals, to practice, display, and expound upon whatever religion we choose: in private, in public, and on the governmental property of which we are the owners.

          The proponents of the Judeo Christian ethic have not always been perfect, nor are we now.  The Muslim extremists are getting away with what they are doing throughout the world, while the “good” Muslims could put a stop to it if they stood together against the extremists.  The “good” Christians stood by and did nothing as the inquisition took place, just as the “good” Muslims are doing today.  Both groups had the same idea:  the control of others in pursuit of their religion.

          The intolerance of our Judeo Christian principals prevalent in our country today is for the most part, due, not to those who would undermine those principals but rather to the apathy of those of us not willing to put forth the effort to maintain our God given rights.
          A conservative humanist is no better than a liberal humanist, but simply has a differing bent.  Humanism is the force that is eroding the principals on which this country was founded and is being done by replacing our founding fathers Godly values with the humanistic values of those who have the audacity to believe that those values thought up by humans should be paramount to the biblical principals on which our nation was founded.  In other words, “love thy neighbor” is being replaced by rob thy neighbor,
          Those who believed that they knew better than God and our founding fathers didn’t have a hammer to hold over us, until the 1940’s.  A position
paper was presented to the Supreme Court by a member of the ACLU
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misquoting the words and intentions of Thomas Jefferson.  Thus was established the doctrine of “separation of church and state”.  Our country, and its relationship with God, was never intended to be separated.  Even
cursory research into the writings of our founding fathers establishes this fact.  The very foundations of our country were based on God and His
principals.  Truthfully, without the principles of God in our laws, there is no
reason to obey them.  What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.


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Chapter 3
What’s Up?
          As I have gotten older, I don’t know if I have gotten smarter, more intuitive, more insightful, more alert, more aware, or just paranoid.  The more I look at what is going on in our country and around the world, the more fearful I become.  I look at and listen to our politicians and am amazed at their lack of understanding and realization of what is going on around them.  I find it hard to believe that with their supposed knowledge and education that they are unable to understand.  I lean more and more these days to the opinion that they are somehow controlled.  By what, or whom, I do not know.  Remember though, you are not paranoid if they really are after you.
          Aside from the above, I really do believe that there are two immediate enemies of which we should be aware.  Radical Islam attacks from without while anti traditional American groups such as the ACLU attack from within.  I consider this to be external as well as internal terrorism.  I can remember how upset my grandfather used to get over what America was doing wrong in the 50’s and early 60’s.  I thank God he can’t see what has happened to the country he loved.  I am extremely upset at what I think my grandchildren and grandchildren are going to have to face in the future.

          There are three books that I have recently read that I can recommend wholeheartedly as follow up if you wish.  They are, “The Islamic Invasion” by Robert Morey, “Jerusalem Countdown” by John Hagie, and “Indefensible” by Sam Kastensmidt.  “The Marketing of Evil” by David Kupelian is another good book but is more difficult reading.
         
This is not meant as hate speech but rather hope speech and also a warning as to what we in the United States are up against.  Those who would accuse me of in any way spreading hate, have no idea who I am.  I am instructed in the bible not to hate but rather to love my neighbor.  I do however hate evil; I think that is all right as the bible says that God hates evil.  The main problem with being a Christian warrior is the instruction to turn the other cheek.  Those who are against us depend in large part on using our Christian principals against us.
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Chapter 4
Degree of Outlook
Conservative – One who believes that the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence combined with the explanative writings of the founding fathers should be used as the basis for decisions on how our country operates.

Liberal - One who believes that the Constitution is a “living document” that needs to be adjusted on a regular basis to keep up with the changing social condition. 

          I have said for years that a liberal is just a conservative without the ability to think logically.  Liberals tend to make their decisions based more on emotion than fact.  This, however, is a generalization – degree seems to be the real defining factor.  The scale below is my idea of degree…

 Liberal                                                                                         Founding Fathers                                            Conservative
                                                            Most Americans


 


                         Barack Obama                 Fox News                  Neut Gingrich
                         Nancy Palosi                                                      Rush Limbaugh
                         CNN                                                                  Glenn Beck
                         MSNBC                                                             Evangelicals
                         CBS                                                                   Christian Right

ACLU                              Most Christian                   Christian                               Anarchy Nazi Party                        Denominations            Fundamentalists
Socialists                                                                                                                  Radicals Progressives
Communists
                                                  
Just to let you know where I am coming from –
I am a Christian charismentalist with a constitutionalist view of politics along with some liberalist social values.
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I believe that loyalty in the workplace has all but been destroyed by what I call the centralization of big business.  In latter years, companies were smaller and had a more personal relationship between employee and employer.  As the corporate institutions became larger and more diversified the personal contact and caring gave way to more “business” related personnel decisions.  The insuring lack of concern for employees in turn gave rise to a lack of loyalty by the employees.  In the 1950’s for instance, a man could earn enough to support his family while his wife stayed at home and cared of the children.  It is my considered opinion that if an employer chooses not to pay an employee (male or female) a wage and benefit package substantial enough to allow the employee a reasonably acceptable lifestyle for a family of four, they shouldn’t be in business at all.

I am more and more in favor these days of some form of socialized medicine.  My reasoning for this is that the medical and pharmaceutical industries have shown a complete lack of self-control in their price structuring.   Government regulations on the other hand have made it necessary for those who can afford care to pay enough to cover the costs of those who can’t.  Insurance companies have become adversaries to both the medical providers as well as their patients.  Many of you may have noticed that much more medical testing is being done as a CYA measure over and above that which is done due to advances in medical procedure.  Prescription costs and medical visits have gone through the roof.  Insurance companies have gained the upper hand over doctors as to what treatments and remedies are allowable.  Surely one government agency could run this area better more efficiently and with less redundancy than all of the little governing agencies (insurance companies) that have cropped up.  Workman’s compensation has become a nightmare for those who have had to become involved with it.  What was intended to be a benefit has turned into a horror story.  An attorney recently told me that since the insurance companies have been placed in charge of the program the following holds true –
‘Workers compensation makes it so difficult to get proper treatment that ninety percent of the people will give up and go to their own resources for
proper care and that it costs the workers compensation insurance companies
less to be sued by the remaining ten percent than it would have cost to have given proper care to all.’  Granted there are fraudulent claims and they should be dealt with harshly.  That doesn’t mean that all claimants should be treated as though they were frauds.
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          Marriage is the union of a man and a woman for the purpose of establishing a family.  Since our gay population would like to have, and deserve the same benefits as a married couple, lets figure out what to call it and establish it.  Airplanes and cars are not the same but are both used for transportation.  Why can’t our esteemed politicians come up with plan for a gay union and end all the useless fighting.

          The “establishment” clause in the Constitution does not set up a “wall of separation between church and state”.  It takes a real stretch of the imagination to even hint that it does.  It simply means that the government must refrain from setting up a one denomination state run religion.  Our founders were trying to avoid the “Church of England” situation that we had fled from.  Many people these days seem to have trouble defining religion.  Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Islam, Buddhism, Church of England and Hindu are examples of religions.

          Since there can be no doubt in any educated persons mind that these United Stated were set up as a Christian nation, based on Judeo – Christian
principals, what is all the fuss.  Christianity is not and never was, nor will it ever be a religion.  It is a personal relationship with Jesus the Christ.  By the way, “Christ” is His title not His last name, anymore than “of Nazareth” is His last name.

          It is my opinion that a very strict interpretation of our founding documents should be followed at all times.


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Chapter 5

Eloi

“Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”   “Father, Father, why have you forsaken me?” 

Why must we suffer these fools?   Jesus is Lord; even Mohammad said so:

Mohammad said that the old and new testaments were the word of God.  Today Mohammad’s followers say that both the new and old testaments have been corrupted and therefore can’t be trusted.  The old and new testaments can be proven to be the same today as when Mohammad was alive.  Islam today refers to the council of about 400 years ago when the decisions about what should be included in the bible and what should be left out was conducted.  Mohammad lived years earlier.
          Woe is unto him who knows the truth and distorts it for his own advantage.  If Islam is truly a peaceful religion then they should shout it from the rooftops.  He who does nothing has chosen his course by his silence.
The Old Testament has much of the same violence toward the non-Hebrews as the Koran has toward non-Muslims.  The one true and living God didn’t want his people corrupted any more than Mohammed wanted his followers corrupted.  The difference is Jesus.  He covered the payment for those who would trust in Him.  There is no such out in Islam. 

If there were no God, there would be no reason to follow any laws.  There is no way any man could live his life good enough to satisfy God on his own.  Without the Jesus loophole all are lost.  Hell is the resting place for those who do not fulfill the purpose for which they were created.

Do not be deceived brothers and sisters.  The Moslems know that if
you are truly in Christ you can never be converted and therefore want you dead.  Death is the end of excuses and the beginning of eternity.



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Chapter 6

Why do the little things matter?

            Why do the little things matter?  They matter because it sets up a life pattern.  If you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas.  If you cheat in school, steal office supplies, cheat on your wife and your taxes it hurts everyone.  For every action there is a reaction. 

          About eighty five percent or better of the American people are in the middle, or moderate.  However, the few percent of the far right and the far left are the ones that make the most noise.  The squeaky wheel gets the most grease.  It’s about time that the vast majority started getting more active.  I know we are all involved in our own lives, making a living and raising families. In the meantime the traditional American way of life is being eroded away bit by bit.

          Multiculturalism, will eventually give way to internationalism.  Do you really want the United Nations to control your life?

          I’ve heard everything from international industrialists to “One Worlders”, among other conspiracy theories that may be behind the decline of the civilized world.  I think, in reality, the real culprit is apathy.  In our United States especially, we have had it so good for so long that the average person here just takes everything for granted.  Without the personal initiative to stand and fight for what you believe in, you are inviting those that would, to take your freedoms and traditions away from you. 

          Has anyone read the Constitution, The Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence lately?  The Federalist Papers are a good insight into the mindset of the people who wrote them and why they wrote them.  The compromising has already been done.  These documents represent the finest minds of the founding fathers in conflict and compromise until the final documents were birthed.

          If you loose your freedom of speech, the right to keep and bear arms, and your freedom of religion, what will you have?  You will have a new right; the right to say yes and do what your told.
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          There is a serious challenge to our American way of life going on right now.  Yes, our American way of life is under attack.  There are many groups out there chipping away at and attempting to erode what “We the People” are supposed to have.  Regardless as to weather they are just individual entities or a group of like minded organizations, they are moving forward in their efforts to limit our rights and further their agendas.  It’s all about control.  They want to control you. A few more laws, a few changes to the existing laws, a little more divisiveness and pretty soon we won’t recognize where we live.

          The founding documents of our country are the bulwark of our freedoms, rights and traditions.  As it states in these documents, “We the People” were given these rights by our creator, not by the laws of man.  If our adversaries can obscure this one fact, the laws of man can easily take our rights and freedoms away

It may be jealousy, envy, or just plain greed that prompts those from within and around the globe to undermine our United States.  We are the most unique, prosperous and free people the world has ever seen.  It took a lot of work and sacrifice to get us to where we are today.  Socialism is an insidious force that is eating away at the very fabric of our nation.  At the other extreme, the multinational corporations and rogue governments are plotting the erosion of our rights as well.  Keep in mind that at both extremes there is always a ruling class that want the rights of “We the People” to be limited.  Genghis Kahn, Hitler, ancient Rome, Stalin, Trotsky, Chairman Mao and others have tried to conquer the world.  Do we really want to give away our rights and give some others a chance? 

The following lies are currently setting up to overtake our way of life and our rights:
1.  Global warming is caused by mankind.
2.  Evil can be overcome by negotiation.
3.  Open boarders make good neighbors.
4.  Nationalism is a bad thing.
5.  International law should usurp our constitution.
6.  The United States wasn’t founded as a Christian nation.
7.  The Constitution is a living document that should be reviewed
     and subject to change on a regular basis.
8.  Your conscience is a bad thing.
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          If you really believe that man is not an animal then stop acting like one.  Just because you think something is fun doesn’t mean it’s good for all of us.  Productivity, self sacrifice, self reliance, self restraint, looking out for the other guy and caring for our neighbors are the foundations of our nation and our way of life. 

          The United Nations, The Hague, Mexamericanada, Law of the Sea Treaty, American Civil Liberties Union – OH MY GOD!



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Chapter 7

Religious beliefs of presidential candidates

          There seems to be a lot of debate lately about the religious beliefs of many of the presidential candidates.  Christianity seems to be the crux of the questioning.  Mormonism also seems to be a stumbling block in the current discussion.  Therefore, I decided to inject my opinions in hope of clearing the air
          Glen Beck has come out against Mike Huckabee recently because Huckabee won’t come out directly and say that Mormon’s are Christians.  So what!  Hey Glen, I can’t find any where in the Constitution or Bill of Rights that we have a right not to be offended.  Mormons are not Christians, Baptists are not Christians, Methodists are not Christians – no group is a Christian.  Since the only way to become a Christian is to have a one on one personal relationship with Christ, no formed group can be considered as a Christian group but would be rather as a group of Christians.  Since Mitt Romney is a professed Mormon and Mike Huckabee is a professed Baptist the press and commentators want to pit them against each other.  I have heard the professions of Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and Glen Beck for that matter, and all three qualify (if they believe what they profess) as Christians according to the Bible.  As it has been said, “Denominations are simply monuments to the dead saints who founded them”.  The Bible says that if we fail to declare that Jesus is Lord, the rocks will cry out to do so.  Guess we’re not as important as we think! 

          Why do people try to attach to Christianity that which is not Christian?  Are we really that vane that we put ourselves on the same level as God to set up rules for others to live by?  Man’s best friend is his dogma.  Let’s train our dogma not to poop in the house. 
          Ok, your right!  Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven.  However, there is a better chance of their doing what is right than someone who believes that they are the higher power.

          Opinion number one – A man (or woman) with faith in God is more
likely to be honest and keep their word than some one who has no God.
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          Opinion number two – Since we were undeniably founded as a faith based nation, a person of faith has a better chance in understanding what we stand for.
          Opinion number three – What we don’t need is someone with no real faith foundation and no real understanding of whom and what our countries fundamentals are.
          Opinion number four – Read the books, the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, the Federalist papers and the oldest history book “His story, the Bible”.

          Yep, I look at things from a Christian perspective because I am one.  I also look at our country from an American constitutionalist perspective because I am one.



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Chapter 8

Hey seniors!

          I found the money.  The social security fund was not depleted over the years by congress.  Instead of using our social security fund for worthless governmental programs they looked to the future on our behalf.  They did use an awful lot of money that they should not have, however, they left our money at Fort Knox in the form of gold.  In the thirties the gold backing of our dollar was taken away, obviously as part of this forward thinking program.  Since we have seen the value of gold rise in value over the past few years we now know that they were simply forward thinkers who were protecting us in our old age.  What other use could there be for keeping all that gold?

Where is all the free stuff I keep hearing about?  I hear people carping about the “entitlement” programs we old folks have but I can’t find them.  My wife and I for example are now on Medicare.  At present we are paying, out of pocket, approximately the same amount as we did on group health insurance.  We paid into the social security and Medicare programs throughout our lifetimes – we weren’t given a choice or any say in the matter at all.  While paying into the system our social security retirement age for full benefits was raised from sixty five to sixty five and ten months and sixty six respectively, again without our consultation.  The rate of payroll deduction was raised time and again over the years.  In essence, we had to pay higher rates and had to both work an extra year due to poor management by the governmental agencies responsible for social security administration and some years ago they decided that our retirement benefits should be taxed as income.
          Social security retirement and Medicare are not entitlement programs but debt owed to seniors by the government of the people of the United States of America.  When the American people find that they can’t meet their obligations they have to cut back on their lifestyle and perhaps liquidate some of their assets.  At the very least we have to cut back on that which is wasteful. 

          It’s about time that right thinking Americans run for office and clean
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up the mistakes of the past.  Line item veto would be a good first step followed by term limits.  Selling off excess government assets would be a good second step.  Putting a halt to silly and extravagant government programs and subsidies is absolutely essential.  The government employee’s retirement program should be rolled over into the social security system.  Those not subject to a system shouldn’t be making the decisions about the system.  Anything determined to be frivolous or overdone such as beautification of governmental assets or excessive use of office space should be downsized.  Government buildings and offices don’t need to be the prettiest on the block; especially since we are paying for them.  Subsidies to industry and farming should be cut to just the bare necessities. Service in our government should be just that, service, not career paths.  Salary scales should be viewed in relationship to like salaries in the business world.  Compensation should be based on what the position is worth. (Sorry congress, I guess you’ll have to take a pay cut.)

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Chapter 9

Why do you Vote?

            Our founding fathers did not look on Christianity as a religion but rather a way of life.  That was the basis for the foundation of our nation.  Religions were the man made groups that were set up to worship in many diverse ways.  In plain talk, the first amendment to the constitution prevents the federal government from setting up a form of or restricting the forms by which we worship and fellowship. 
         
          In 1947 the ACLU joined the Ku Klux Klan and Justice Black of the Supreme Court to erect a wall of separation between church and state that never in our history existed.  The ACLU submitted a friend of the court brief in the KKK case claiming this wall of separation. 
         
          Those of you with differing beliefs and non-belief are welcomed among us by the grace of God and our founding documents.  Keep in mind that our founding documents state that our rights are granted by God and not man.  What cannot be tolerated are those who would undermine the basic tenets on which our country was founded.  “God, in his providence has given unto us a Christian nation and it behooves us as Christians to prefer and to select Christians to rule over us.”  John Jay – First chief justice of the Supreme Court.

          John Jay along with Hamilton and Madison wrote the “federalist papers” which were used to explain to the states why to ratify the constitution.  They knew what the constitution meant and explained it in these papers.

          Why would it be better to have a Christian leader?  Because the
tendency would be for them to have the basic Christian principals, beliefs and value system.  But ‘it ain’t necessarily so!’  It’s just that the chances are better.  President Jimmy Carter is a good example.  He professes to be a Christian yet he is obviously an anti-Semite.  The Bible says that Christians are grafted into the vine of Judaism and therefore Christians are Jews.  Again, the KKK has it wrong, claiming to be a Christian group and yet hating the Jews (Of course they hate a few others like the Catholics the
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blacks, and on and on.) despite the fact that Jesus was a Jew.  Is there
anything these people can’t get wrong? 

Our Constitution defines what our rights are and that they are granted by Providence.  Just what is it that we are willing to give up by bypassing the basic foundations of our country? 

I saw a college professor on TV the other day that stated that all of our founding fathers were atheists.  Examples like this are rampant throughout our educational system.  Is it any wonder our children are having trouble picking right from wrong?  Islam wants to destroy Israel because Israel knows the one true and living God.  The God of Israel is the “God of our fathers” because we are a Christian nation. The Muslims know this even if some of us don’t.  That is why we are second on their list for destruction. 

Our courts are not functioning the same today as they did for the first one hundred fifty years of our history.  The founding fathers set up the court to be controlled by the constitution not by precedent.  Today they are even using precedent to establish laws never intended by the founding fathers.  By judicial fiat we are now enjoying the inclusion of such things as the “Wall of Separation”, abortion on demand, prayer removed from schools and changes in the marriage laws.

I don’t consider myself to be either a Republican or a Democrat.   I rather look on myself as a traditional constitutionalist with a Christian point of understanding. As I enter the voting booth, I think of what is best for the American way of life.  America is without a doubt the greatest nation in the history of the world.  What we need to keep in mind is what is best for America as a whole, rather than what is best for every little self centered group.  United we stand and divided we will fall.  The United States of America – all for one and one for all.  Give me your tired, your poor, those yearning to be free.  If you want to be an American then welcome to the country.  If you want to establish a foothold for your culture here or adapt our culture to suit yours, don’t come here.  America is a melting pot, not a multi cultural conglomeration.

America has been blessed by providence because of the way it was set up by the founding fathers.  We have been able to be the most generous
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nation on earth because of the fine foundation on which we were established.  Failure to understand why we are blessed is the first step in loosing what we have. 


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Chapter 10
Hate Crimes
          I don’t understand what all the fuss is concerning Christians and hate crimes.  Crimes are committed against people, and Christians don’t hate people.  As Christians we are instructed by the Bible to love everyone, as we are all God’s creation.  We are instructed to hate sin, but not the sinner.  Since God is willing to give salvation to anyone who comes to Him through his Son, who are we to be involved in this hate business?  This would be against God’s wishes.  Preaching against any form of sin, either of commission or omission, is our duty in order to enlighten the world.  Being against sin is not being against God’s created creatures, but rather being against what would displease God. Hating our fellow man is one of the things that disappoint God.  The instruction is – ‘judge not, lest ye be judged”.  Anyone who knows anything about our Lord and the Bible knows this to be true.  Where we run into trouble is with those who do not know the Lord and His Bible.  They judge us merely on their lack of knowledge.  Ignorance breeds contempt.  If those who judge us were as sophisticated as they imagine, they would take the time to study to show themselves approved, before trying to pass judgment on others. 

          I do understand that there are forces that are capable of doing anything necessary in order to accomplish their goals.  Often, as we have seen over the years, these forces are against Christianity and its principals.  It is easy, if you know the scriptures, to know from whence they get their impetus.  Since there are only two forces active in the world, this is a no brainier.  There is a monumental difference in these opposing forces that essentially breaks down to the struggle between good and evil.  We all have our little peccadilloes of self-centeredness and foolishness by which we conduct our lives.  What is the basis and foundation by which we judge ourselves?  From whence do we get the foundation by which we make our decisions?  The Bible is the instruction book or owners manual for mankind.  If we don’t have the Bible as our foundation, where do we get the ability to make quality decisions?  The next time you make a judgment call, stop and ponder the reasoning that went into the decision making process.  Without the biblical basis for our laws we would all be running around willy-nilly/ to and fro, with whatever feels right at the time.  Anarchy may feel good to the individual; however, it is never long before anarchy leads to conflict.  If we
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all conducted our lives as we pleased, we would not only interfere with others, but they in turn interfere with us

          In my life, I do my utmost to follow the Lord of the Bible.  Nothing in the Bible has ever been proven wrong, and archeology continues to verify its contents.  To me, this is proof positive of the history (His story).  Many, over the years have tried to disprove the Bible yet none has succeeded.  The Lord of the bible has given us the right of free will and free thought.  We are commanded to obey, yet we are not forced to obey.  If we choose to go to hell in a hand basket, we have been given that right.  There are always, however, consequences to disobedience.  Life is so much easier when we choose to submit to the Lord’s will.  This doesn’t mean that we will always make the right decisions, or that there won’t be bumps in the road. We have been given the gift of free will.  What we need to determine is how we will use this gift.  Lucifer is the first one on record as making a poor decision and it cost him his place in heaven.  Adam and Eve made a poor choice and it cost them paradise.  Not all of our decisions are this monumental.   However, if He knows every hair on our heads, then He knows our every decision.  You, in your lifetime, have probably made decisions that you can trace to some form of loss.  The choice is ours – choose life! 
          Since hating others is without biblical authority and justification, why would we hate?  Hate is a poor decision and sooner or later we will recognize it’s cost.  Isn’t it better to love one another?


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Chapter 11
IS THIS A CHRISTIAN NATION?

          Is this a Christian nation?  Yes! The debate is over.  No one with the most basic knowledge of the intentions of the founding fathers would ever challenge this fact.  Our nation’s leaders reaffirmed this over and over, during the first hundred years. Other views are allowed to exist in our midst because of the kindness of our Christian nation.  We are guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.  The founders could not have imagined the attacks on Christianity to which we are presently being exposed.  Basic Judeo Christian principals were a way of life.  Presently those principals are being challenged. 

          The assault by the anti God, anti religion movements apparently don’t realize that their right to do what they do is established, according to the founding documents, by God.  Quite naturally then, if they are successful, they will loose what they are trying to accomplish. If the Creator grants your rights and you don’t have a Creator, then you have no rights.  Study the cotton pickin’ paperwork!

          If you are one of those people, you are welcome to live here among us with the views you hold.  However, if you are one of those who wish to take away our God given rights and our traditions, you are welcome to leave and start your own country.  That is how we got started.

          The following in signage form has been posted around our nation and in some places purposely placed to ridicule our traditions.  The Freedom From Religion Foundation are the ones responsible.

At this season of the winter solstice
may reason prevail.
There are no gods, no devils, no angels,
no heaven or hell.
There is only our natural world.
Religion is but myth and superstition,
that hardens hearts and
Enslaves minds.
          This is a prime example of those who would lap feverishly at the trough of plenty and in turn spit on the provider.
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Chapter 12
The Government Is Not The United States – The People Are

          Here I am again, “a voice crying in the wilderness”. At least that’s what it feels like.  None is “so blind as he who will not see”.  The roots of our countries problems started long ago and insidiously worked their way to the present dangers we face.  Yes, a lot depends on whose ox is being gored.

          In the beginning there were dissenters, and over the years these dissenters have presented many faces.  A percentage of our citizens wanted to remain English.  Today these dissenters have gained the upper hand and their intention is to rebuild our country in their image rather than abide by the dictates of our founding fathers.
 
          As they’ve gained control of the ebb and flow of the world’s money, controlling industry with scare tactics such as global warming, and slowly chipping away at our individual freedoms, we are loosing ground.  There is already talk of a multinational banking authority. The seeds of international law superseding our own laws are being planted.  Global warming (although caused by fluctuations in solar radiation) is said to be caused by man.  While only a handful of scientists still espouse this belief, unscrupulous politicians are using it in an attempt to control various industries.  God forbid that we should listen to the thousands of scientists around the world who say that man made global warming is simply not true.  The planet has actually been getting cooler since 1998.

          The new stance of the United States is no longer “walk softly and carry a big stick” but rather to walk softly and when confronted – shrink into your sneakers.

          Remember, “It rains on the just and the unjust all the same”.  This could be said to mean that what is imposed by the few covers us all.  In other words we are all subject to each other’s stupidity.  Now we need to know the difference between ignorance and stupidity.  Ignorance is a lack of knowledge.  Stupidity is the lack of the ability to use knowledge. 

          Thomas Jefferson said, in essence, that if the people with little to

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 loose ever found out how to vote themselves that which belongs to others would cause the foundations on which this country is based to shrivel and fall.  This in my opinion was why this country was set up as a republic rather then a democracy.  We, for instance, are not guaranteed happiness, but rather the pursuit of happiness.  We are not guaranteed success in business, life or love, but rather have the right to try.  In our country, stupid politicians and other career government officials apparently have decided that the pursuit of their happiness takes preeminence over the welfare of our country, our citizens and our constitution.  Many of these people have never had a real job or have spent very little time in providing for themselves and their families.  Those who have been nurturing at the fount of government plenty have, in their infinite wisdom, decided that they know better than we how we should live our lives.  This has been referred to as big brother.  As I have said in the past, our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principals and removal of these principals destroys the country.

          I can’t imagine what life will be like in our country in twenty years or so.  I probably won’t see all that much of what I fear come to pass as in all probability I will be dead by then.  I really feel sorry for my children and grandchildren who will see the changes and won’t live in the wonderful country in which I grew up.  I know I sound pessimistic about the future, but I judge what I see happening based on the changes I have already seen.  Changes in the past have been slow and insidious; whereas changes in the past ten to fifteen years have been occurring exponentially.  I, for example, was born during World War II when we were truly “one nation under God”.  Since the forties, and perhaps before, there has been a concerted effort to remove all vestiges of the Christian God from our consciousness.  I lived in Baltimore and was attending a public school when Madeline Murray O’Hare brought suit on behalf of her son to have prayer removed from the schools.  The Lord got even however, by allowing her son (the object of her suit) to be born again and become a Christian minister. 

          PETA is a good example of the evil, which is rampant in today’s world.  This group values animal life more than human life.  Does this remind you of the Bible reference to those who worship the creation rather than the creator?  The ACLU, under the guise of fighting for civil rights, has fought long and hard to undermine the ideals of our country. 

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 the Bible is in essence a textbook on life.  On what do groups like the ACLU and PETA base their moral judgments and reasons for being alive?  Karl Marx said he was right, and he is dead.  Hitler said he was right, and he is dead.  Stalin said he was right, and he is dead.  Mohamed said he was right, and he is dead.  Buddha said he was right, and he is dead.  Jesus said he was right and therein I rest my case.  You can base your life on the one true and living God, or some dead guy, or even something you make up yourself. Therein lies the rub.  The choice is up to you.   Base your life on fact or fable; there are consequences either way.  The choice is life or death – choose life.

          My wife has greater wisdom than I do.  When I get all upset about what I see happening, she reminds me that these things must take place before the Lord can return.  Isn’t it amazing how the Lord provides for us in our hours of need?  We don’t like to see what is happening all around us, and yet it may all be part of the plan.  I can’t see where the United States is mentioned in the end time writings of the Bible.  Perhaps what we now see happening will continue, and diminish us to a point of insignificance in those times.  If that is what must be –so be it. 

          Is it wrong of me to refer to those on the far left as bastards just because they have no founding fathers?  Apparently they have no moral fiber as well.  On April fifteenth of this year there were about 750 gatherings across the nation to protest our out of control government.  They called them tea parties in remembrance of the Boston tea party just before our revolution.  Reaction from the far left was that they were right wing radical, racists, bigots, disgusting, out of control, stupid, ignorant, sexually deviant and sponsored by wealthy corporations.  Wow!  The left is really scared!  What are they afraid of?  These gatherings were just plain Americans who are upset with the government being out of control and non responsive to the wishes of the people.  What the left is really scared of is the truth.  It is truly amazing when you realize the disgust and contempt that the far left has for the American people.  Some would try to relegate all our present problems to the battle between Democrats and Republicans, right wing and left wing.  This point of view however, is merely a smoke screen to distract us from of the reality that there really is a right and wrong in life.

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wrong under most circumstances, think that marriage is between one man and one woman, I am now considered by some to be a right wing extremist. Who is it that thinks that is what I am?  Those who are so far left in their thinking that they are blinded by anyone not also on the far left.  The category I really qualify for is centrist.  If you doubt this fact, you need to reevaluate your own positions.  The vitriol in current political discourse is something that has to be addressed.  We can have different views and we may not even understand the other’s position, but we don’t need to hate each other. 
         
In essence, what is happening in our country at the present time is the silent majority is not being silent anymore.  This worries both, those on the far right, and the far left.  This momentum of the people may not succeed in producing anything that will save our nation, but by God, I’m willing to help in the attempt.


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Chapter 13
Who says Jesus is Lord?

The angels do.  The devil and all of his minions do.  The Bible says unequivocally that Jesus is Lord.  Everyone who has passed on to a place other than heaven now knows.  Everyone who has passed on and gone to heaven knows.  Our Father who art in heaven does (this is My Son in whom I am well pleased).  The Holy Spirit is witness to this fact.  I do, and I know many born again folks who do also.  Where do you stand?

It’s easy to become born again into the kingdom of heaven.  All you have to do is believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and has risen from the dead for the coverage of your wrongdoings and then tell some other folks that you do believe (Romans 10:9-13) and your are covered.  The trick here is the believing in your heart part.  Only the Holy Spirit can lead you to this understanding.  Seek the Lord with all your heart and soul and he will reveal Himself to you.  You can come to this realization either by the sky opening up with thunder and lightning and great revelation or very matter of factly as I did by the yet quiet voice of the Holy Spirit.

Before I got married, my father in law, in essence, told me that I would be responsible for my wife’s well being for the rest of her life.  This is similar to Jesus for once we are grafted into the family of God, He is held responsible for each of us for the rest of our lives.  The Father can only see us, from that point on, through a veil of blood, which covers the wrongdoing, which we have done and will continue to do throughout our lives.  Becoming a Christian doesn’t by any means make us perfect, just forgiven.  There are good Christians, not so good Christians, hypocritical Christians and those who profess to be Christians that haven’t the faintest idea of what it means to be a Christian

To look all around and see all that God has created and believe that it is the result of random luck or evolution is brain damage plain and simple.  You wonder why the church (the body of Christ) doesn’t seem relevant in your life – it’s because you are withdrawn from it.  The bible says that if we fail to, the rocks will cry out the divinity of Christ.  Do you suppose that there are those out there that are dumber than a box of rocks?

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In Genesis 22:15 Abraham didn’t withhold his son, and the Lord provided the sacrifice.  In the same way, through the line of Abraham, the Lord did not withhold His Son and approved of His Son’s sacrifice to make it possible for us to obtain salvation through grace.  Or would you rather work for it?  Just remember in your efforts that the Bible says; all have come short of the Glory of God.  None of us are perfect.  We even make mistakes in our everyday business and family lives. (Do you suppose that God is a Presbyterian?  They believe that all things are predestined and things cannot be changed by man.  God does know the beginning and the end you know.  He even knows what your final decision is going to be.)

Ever wonder where the bible came from?  Yes it was written by men over the centuries.  It first started as the passing down, generation to generation, by word of mouth in the same way all of history was passed down.  After that it was converted to the written word. Since then it is somewhat easy to see that the writings have not changed for at least thousands of years.  How is this possible?  That also is easy to see.  Since the bible was written by holy men under the influence of the Holy Spirit one could say that as in the writing of the Ten Commandments, it was written by the finger of God.  Over these many years there have been many men who tried their best to prove the bible was wrong or at least incorrect.  Thus far the score is them none and the bible 100%.  Can any other writings in the history of the world meet this challenge?  As I see it, if you can’t put your trust in the bible, what in the world is there to trust in? 


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Chapter 14
The Love Of God

          I have recently been attending a church that reminds me of the Jesus movement in the late sixties and early seventies.  In those days we were centered on the love of God, both from Him and toward Him.  Even in those days (and I suspect even today), many denominational churches when confronted with a longhaired, sandal footed, hippie looking dude, would not let him enter, even if His name was Jesus.  Jesus’ message is that God loves you and wants you in the family.  Many denominational churches today have lost the love factor.  Thus, many people have been hurt by church dogma.  A pastor’s wife once told me that a denomination is nothing but a monument to a dead saint.  The early church, I believe, was much like the Jesus movement I mentioned above.  You could feel the Lord’s love and presence in the meetings.  These Jesus freaks, as I remember, looked like hippies as well as housewives, businessmen and soldiers.  What they had in common was that they all had the love of God inside of them. 

          There is no perfect church.  There are no perfect Christians.  Your walk with the Lord doesn’t have to be, nor should it be the same as anyone else’s.  None is perfect, no not one (Romans 3:10 ).  Judge not, lest you be judged (Matt.7:1).  The kingdom of God is here, but it is not easily recognized by most people (Mark 1:15).  The kingdom of God is on the inside.  Jesus said that the kingdom of God was near (Matt.4:17).  When his work was finished (He said on the cross that it was), the Holy Spirit was sent to us as promised.  The Holy Spirit represents the kingdom of God here on the earth.  His job is to guide us to the Father through Jesus.  When the Father is assured that we truly accept the gift of sacrifice that Jesus gave for us, the Holy Spirit will come to dwell within us.  This is what Jesus meant when he said that He would never leave us of forsake us (John 14:15-21, 25-27).  Where the Father is, so are the Spirit and Jesus.  Where Jesus is, so are the Father and the Spirit.  Where the Spirit is, so are the Father and Jesus.  The Spirit is within me; therefore, the love of God is also there.  I know it’s hard to understand that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one and the same even though we can grasp that water; ice and steam are the same
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substance. 

          The Love of God is a wonderful and glorious thing.  God wants us to share His love with others, not just love Him as He loves us.  Love your wife, love your kids, and love your neighbor (Mark 12:30-31).  A Presbyterian minister once said that the love of God is like a garden hose.  You wouldn’t try to push the water back up into the hose; you would spread it around so that things can grow.  The flow won’t stop unless you turn off the spigot.  Can you feel the overflowing Love of God in your church, or have time and man brought in things that pinch off the flow?  It’s not that God wants to love you – He does love you.  All you have to do is realize it.  Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you (Matt. 6:33).

          The pastor of the church I attended was at a pastors’ meeting when one of the other attendees referred to his church as an “introductory church”.  This apparently meant that our church had not yet matured.  Could it be that this person had lost his initial love and been overcome by churchliness.  There is a song that says “bring back the new again, I want to see Jesus”.  All churches should be introductory churches.  Their job is to present the Gospel in a way that makes people want what the Lord has for them, not bog people down in man made rules and regulations.  There is enough of that in everyday life. 

          Each person has a different personality.  Each person walks through life at a different pace.  Each Christian has a different personality and pace.  God does not make cookie cutter Christians, and He doesn’t want you to act that way.  A person’s walk with the Lord and growth in the Christian life may be far different from yours.  Therefore, let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you my know how you should answer each one ( Col. 4:6 )  Christians are to be the salt of the earth.  Let the world savor life through us, not be judged by us.

          May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans15:13)


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Chapter 15
Traditional America
Traditional Americans like my self are at a distinct disadvantage when dealing with today’s crop of politicians.  Our basic outlook is that most people, regardless of political affiliation, are decent, honest and trustworthy.  That outlook causes us to turn a blind eye to those who would purposely hurt our country, because we can’t believe that anyone would be that rotten.  It’s time for us to wake up and smell the coffee.  I recently heard the Democratic Party described as a criminal organization posing as a political party. I personally don’t lump all democrats into that group and additionally would say that many republicans could be classified in the same manor.  We seem to be overwhelmed these days with rhetoric from both sides that is guiding us in the same direction.  The “Political Class” seems to have taken off in a direction diametrically opposed to what the majority of Americans want and believe.  You would think that over time, the election process would weed out these scoundrels.  I’m not big on conspiracy theories; however, our election process does seem to be controlled by someone or something that will only let certain people run for office.  Ever feel like you voted for the lesser of two evils?  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a candidate that you would really like to vote for; and you really knew who they were and what they really believed? 
     What politicians say during elections used to be known in religious circles as ‘evangelistically speaking’ (a lie to make your story better).  Wrong then and wrong now.  Politicians these days seem to be more interested in maintaining their power base than serving the people.  They forget that we don’t work for them; they work for us. 

          Our founding fathers never thought that elected office would be a career track, but rather a short-term way of being of service to the country.  What ever happened to the cry for term limits?  The current crop of those in power such as President Obama and his group of Chicago thugs, Nancy Pelosi and her gang, along with Harry Reed’s bunch seem to finally have their way.  They apparently want to remake the country into a third world nation, dependent on our international “friends” for our well being.  Here come the Republicans up the backstretch with the very same outlook as the

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          At this point I don’t know if, after this presidency is over, their will be enough left of the real United States to salvage.  The time has come for a second American revolution.  Hopefully this can be done through the election process.  The first revolution, conducted by the founding fathers, cost a lot in lives and treasure*.   Perhaps we can coerce those in power to do the will of the people.  Perhaps it’s time for a real third party movement.  We can’t win through and armed insurrection as the government controls the weaponry.  You can’t win a fight against a bomber or a tank when all you have is a 22 rifle. 

          Perhaps it’s time to bring God back into things.  If the politicians knew they were going to hell for what they are doing, they might change their ways.

          If the end of the world, as we know it, is going to happen, as many believe on December 21, 2012, what our government is doing to us now won’t matter very much anyway.  End of the world, rapture, or whatever happens, I want to be on the right side.  I, personally, am going to stay far away from “hand baskets” while the rest of the country is going to hell in one. 

          The insidious movement to the left started long ago in the Wilson administration, although some of the roots go back to Teddy Roosevelt.  These people with their extreme leftist outlook have worked their way into the educational system to the point that most young people have no idea what this country is supposed to be.  One example of this is that many people believe the lie of “separation of church and state”.  A lot of people think that it’s in the constitution.  Ask most young people if this is a Christian nation and they will answer no, despite the fact that we were set up as a Christian nation, which was confirmed by the Supreme Court.   

How do we find out who and what the people and organizations are who are responsible for what has happened to our country?  There must be some on-going group directing things, or it couldn’t have been such an effective and organized effort over so long a period of time.  As we all know, there are only two forces at work in the world – that of good and evil.  Since we also know who is in charge of each of these forces we can see why things have

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 developed the way that they did.  Over the years a concentrated effort has been made to take God out of almost every aspect of our lives.  So far, little step by little step, God has been removed from our schools, church has been separated from the state and attitudes toward Christian’s and their way of life are ridiculed in the arts and the media.  Guess what?  This all had to happen before the Lord could return.  Have no doubt, He is coming back.  Elect Christian’s to political office (like the founding fathers said to do), put God back in the schools (where the founding fathers put Him) and in your everyday life.  Maybe then we won’t be ashamed when the time comes to look into the eyes of our redeemer.  What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong.  The choice is for life or death – chose life.  

          The politicians work for us, not the other way around.  The buffoon we have for a vice president once said that he wasn’t elected to do the will of the people, but rather to use his own good judgment.  Apparently most of our politicians now harbor this same opinion.  How dare they?   They treat us like we are sheep being led to the slaughter.  They treat our country like security doesn’t matter.  They won’t secure our borders.  They spend money and take on debt that our grandchildren won’t be able to repay.  They live in more luxurious circumstances than the vast majority of our citizens and have a package of perks that awe industry leaders.  On top of that we pay them for the rest of their lives.  Surely there must be a system of checks and balances in place that assures that these excesses are punished, and the will of the people will prevail.  Can anyone give me an example of one campaign promise the President Obama has kept?  He ran on hope and change.  So far all I can see is change that has destroyed hope.

          If you think I’m right, then God bless you.  If you think I’m off my rocker, that’s all right too. I’m open to discussion with both sides.

*I received the following in an e-mail. 
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.  Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

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Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.  Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his Ships swept from the seas by the British Navy.
He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly.  He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding.  His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters.  He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire.  The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed.  The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying.  Their 13 children fled for their lives.  His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste.  For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.  Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn't.  Remember: freedom is never free!

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Chapter 16
Ole Tommy Jefferson

There seems to be some controversy over the separation of church and state issue...  Old Tommy Jefferson seems to be the brunt of most of the misconceptions about it.  IT IS NOWHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATED OF AMERICA.  IT NEVER WAS INTENDED TO BE.  In 1802 Tommy wrote a letter to some Baptists who were worried about the government establishing an official state church like there was in England.  Tommy explained that it could not be done because the constitution restricted the government from establishing a church of any kind, or in any way restricting the practices of churches in the US, so the Baptists were safe.  Tommy held church services in government buildings, at government expense, and used the military band for music in those services.  Several of the founding fathers thought that being a Christian should be a prerequisite to holding office.

          Now when I say I love my wife - that doesn't mean I love all women in that way, although I do love all women in Christ.  This does not mean that I am "interested" in other women.  If, however, I was to write this fact to a Baptist church - I AM SURE that in 100 years or so the ACLU would take it to the Supreme Court and convince them that I was a “womanizer” in the same way they used old Tommy's letter to the Baptists.  GET IT?  Tommy never meant to take God out of the government- just to keep the government out of God's business.

          In 1878, the Supreme Court in a case about polygamy used the phrase.  The big disaster came in 1948 when the ACLU presented a friend of the court brief giving false info on the separation thing and a liberal judge put it in the record.  The case was about the Klu Klux Klan being against the bussing of catholic students at the expense of the city.  As you can see, once these sneaky folks get a toehold, it’s Katey bar the door.  The bible warns us against being deceived by ourselves, others and the devil.  I think that revisionist history qualifies as deception.

          What got me into this was my son's reply to my "Traditional Americans" rant.  He googled Thomas Jefferson on Wikipedia and found

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 false information about what Jefferson meant by the separation thing.  When I checked it out, I didn't see a direct lie, however, like most liberals[1] they lead you in a false direction on purpose - hoping you don't realize that they are just being them selves.  They can't help it.  Most of these people think with their emotions and facts mean little if any thing to them.  Just a suggestion - get your information from the horses mouth, not the other end.  There are plenty of writings available from the founding fathers.  “He cut and pasted pieces of the New Testament together to compose a version that excluded any miracles by Jesus, thereby focusing on "the pure principles which he taught" and which has since been published as the "Jefferson Bible".”[2]  What Tommy really did was to cut and paste the New Testament to use as a book to teach the "Indians" good moral principals to live by. I sure hope that Tommy's burial vault has plenty of room for spinning.


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Chapter 17
Once upon a time
            Long, long ago and far, far away ------wait a moment; it wasn’t all that long ago nor for that matter, all that far away.  Millions upon millions of American citizens, like me, were trained by our government to hurt people and break things in order to defend and protect the constitution of our country from its enemies both foreign and domestic.  We took an oath to that effect when we went into the service of our country and I don’t remember our being absolved of that oath when we were mustered out of the service.  The key word to concentrate on now would be domestic.  Over and above any threats from the outside world, there are dangerous things going on within our boarders.  Right now, today, as somewhat to a lesser extent in the past there are forces at work in this country diligently striving to dismantle all of the values we hold dear.  Have you ever observed vultures tearing apart a dead carcass?  That is a good analogy as to what those currently in power are attempting to do to our constitution.  You may not agree with me but surely you will agree with what you see.  We have to keep in mind though, that there are those that are so blinded in their hearts that they will not see.

          What are the weapons that we have at our disposal today in order to keep the oath we took?  We can vote, we can pray, we can assemble, we can demonstrate, and we can insist that our elected officials live up to the oaths that they took.  We can fight with all legal means and diligence at our disposal, given to us by our constitution.  Our founding documents state that God grants our rights and liberties, and that no men or governmental decree can take them away.  Our constitution, as it was originally written, created our country unique in its sovereignty.  It does not need tuning up or being overridden by international law.  Our country was created to be unique and exceptional as it would be One Nation Under God.

          “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country”.  It’s time for the silent majority to raise our ugly heads and make our voices heard.  I started this off sounding like a fairy tale because that’s what we’re being fed by those presently in power…fairy tale after fairy tale.  Ever heard of bate and switch?  How about misdirection?  How about “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore”.  What we are up against is people

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who harbor disdain for anyone who disagrees with their efforts to redesign our country.  They are so self absorbed that they can’t believe that anyone could see things differently than they do and still be considered sane.

Keeping in mind that while we normally think in terms of liberal and conservative, democrat or republican, globalists are a different category altogether.  They are so far left that the real liberals don’t recognize them.  They have a plan that would interfere with their own rights as much as ours. They have a problem seeing the forest for the trees. Their emotions get in the way of reason.  Perhaps I shouldn’t lump all liberals into this same category because just as there are moderate conservatives {traditionalists} such as myself, there are moderate liberals.  They are not all socialists and Marxists.  Those far left globalists however seem to be very adept at pulling the wool over the eyes of a great many of those who are less left.  I have even heard praise recently, by these people, for the National Socialist Party and their success in overcoming an economic crisis in a European country in the nineteen thirties.  They either don’t know history, or choose to ignore it, the same way they ignore the truth.  Facts don’t seem to mean very much to these people, which could be the reason they don’t mind bending the truth.  Does Zig Heil mean anything to anyone?

I have been told that it’s all about the money; that it’s not ideology behind what is going on but rather greed.  I know that the love of money is the root of all evil, but I have a hard time believing that there are those that would destroy the greatest nation in the history of the earth simply to enrich themselves.  I would not judge some one as a traitor who was being lead by their belief system, no matter how different than mine.  However, one who was inspired simply by filthy lucre would engender a somewhat stronger reaction. Our forefathers paid too high a price, and our heroes since have paid too dearly for us to let our freedoms be squandered.  “The essential principles of our Government... form the bright constellation which has gone before us and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation. The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment. They should be the creed of our political faith, the text of civic instruction, the touchstone by which to try the services of those we trust; and should we wander from them in moments of error or of alarm, let us hasten to retrace our steps and to regain the road which alone leads to peace, liberty and safety."[3]  
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There is a vast difference between righteous indignation and unreasoned anger.  It is my opinion that those presently in power are trying to make us ‘street rat crazy’ so that we may be easily dismissed. We must think like Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. when confronted by people like these.  Acorn, the unions and other groups are out there with the express purpose of inciting us to riot.  If we do – they win. 

          Things we should remember when inserting our selves into the public discourse.
{1} If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. {2}. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. {3} It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered… {4} Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. {5} It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. {6} Love never fails., {7} When I was a child, I talked like a child; I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.  {Some quotes from 1 Corinthians 13}
I once had life explained to me by a professor of psychology.  He said all things could be explained by thinking in terms of little children arguing and fighting on the playground.  Let us put away our childish ways and stand like adults against the tyranny we face.  "If we ever forget that we're One Nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."[4]  "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."[5]

If I remember right, Readers Digest used to be written on a sixth grade level so that most people could cope with reading it.  The congressional bills are written in such legalese and mumbo jumbo that they are almost impossible to understand.  Think there might be a reason for this?  If we can’t get those whom we pay to know what is in the bills to read them, where do we go from here?  How dare they vote on something they haven’t read and therefore don’t know what it contains.  Chimpanzees can do that and they are a lot cheaper to maintain.  “In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. Therefore: 1. In time, every post

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tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties. 2. Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.”[6]  Isn’t number one what we have in congress today?

“If you, Mr. President, Congressmen and Senators, knuckle under on this and refuse to do something meaningful it means that you care nothing for the kind of country your children and grand-children will inherit. But I guess that doesn't matter as long as you get re-elected. Shame on you.  One of the big problems in America today is that if you have the nerve to say anything derogatory about any group of people {except Christians} you are going to be screamed at by the media and called a racist, a bigot and anything else they can think of to call you
Well I've been pounded by the media before and I'm still rockin' and
rollin' and when it comes to speaking the truth I fear not. And the truth is that the gutless, gonad less, milksop politicians are just about to sell out the United States of America because they don't have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to face reality.”[7] 

"To secure these [inalienable] rights [to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness], governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed... Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their safety and happiness."[8]

Remember that from the heart the mouth speaks.  We must keep our hearts in the love mode and our fists open.  The same God that created you created the ones that are responsible for what is happening today.  A civil discourse on our part will let the Lord work on their hearts.  At the same time, they should know we are coming. You that would overturn our nation; we are coming for you.

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Chapter 18

What’s wrong America?

          Eric Massa, Democrat representative, NY said “I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district…..I will vote against their opinion if I actually believe it will help them.”  This is a statement similar to that made by our Vice President, Joseph Biden, during the Judge Bork confirmation hearings.  He stated that he was not elected to do the will of the people, but rather to use his own good judgment. He said his mail and phone calls were running 87% in favor of Judge Bork, but he was going to vote against his confirmation.
         
          Since what we are supposed to have is a representative government (Think maybe that’s why it’s called the house of representatives?), I use the above illustrations to show the contempt that some of our representatives have for their constituents.  If they truly have had an epiphany, they should let us in on the wonderful revelation.   Barring that, they should either resign or be run out of office.  What better examples could you have of malfeasance in office, abuse of power, and self-righteousness, and down right arrogance? 

          The seeds of revolution are everywhere: disruption of town meetings, tea party gatherings, floods of phone calls and e-mail to elected officials.  Average Americans have taken to the streets, not community organizers, but real American citizens.  What is the response of those who are against the American people?  Intimidation, physical and verbal assaults, and a general belittling of these Americans in the media, as well as face to face, with the elected officials and their thugs.  Community organizer is an innocuous term for people who use intimidation and violence to further their cause.  They use the tactics of the union organizers of old.  They are at least partially responsible for the financial trouble the country is in now.  They used their tactics to intimidate banks and other institutions to give below prime mortgages among other things.

What is wrong with us?  Are there not a few good men and women who will run for office and not be corrupted?  The sheer arrogance of those in office is truly overwhelming.
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          The present crop of those in power is so arrogant and elitist that they truly believe they know how you should live your life better than you do.  Only they know how to make us little sheep happy.  They, collectively, have robbed us repeatedly over the years by diverting funds that should have been set aside for the future, and now we have to worry that the programs we count on will even be solvent when we need them.  We are partially responsible for their superiority complex because we have treated them like celebrities.  They have a better retirement plan than the people they represent.  They have a better health plan than the people they represent.  They have an income much higher than the majority of the people they represent.  They have a package of perks that are the envy of most high-ranking business executives.  What does this all amount to?  I say it is equivalent to robbery from the people of the United States of America.  Americans have entrusted them to do, and counted on them to do, what was right and just for the people they represent.  We didn’t vote them into power to consolidate their power and amass wealth at our expense.  Did you know that thirty two of our senators voted to give social security benefits to illegal aliens?  Did you know that one hundred years ago almost fifty different forms of taxes that we have today didn’t exist?

          I know all this sounds very negative, and I am sorry if I have offended some of you good people.  The good news is that we don’t have to pay back the money that our government is borrowing and printing.  That dubious honor will fall to our children and grandchildren.
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Chapter 19

A New Wall

          Angry?  You bet I’m angry!  Our parents and grandparents worked hard all their lives because they wanted us to have a better life than they did.  Now our out of control government is in the process of thwarting their efforts. 

                   Just as the myth of the wall of separation between church and state never existed in the way it is being interpreted today, another wall is in the process of being erected.  The new wall is the separation of the people and the state.  Mister Obama, Tear down that wall!  You work for the people; the people don’t work for you.

          OK, lets get this out of the way right now – Do I think that President Obama is the antichrist?  No, I don’t think he is smart enough.  The petulant child that is our president could never lead the world.  I think that his handlers are expert at making it look like he is in charge much the same way that Chicago politics has worked for many years.  President Obama, in my opinion, is nothing more than a figure head (a puppet, a front, a shill) walking in lock step with his handlers.  The scurrilous group behind him is bent on the over through of the United States. They are not using force of arms (yet) but rather working clandestinely to keep their intentions under the radar.  I think that President Obama may be the precursor that leads the way for the antichrist much the same way as John the Baptist led the way for Jesus.  I do think, however, that he is surrounded by the spirit of antichrist.  He said to judge who he is by the people with whom he surrounds himself and therein I rest my case.  This spirit of antichrist is, in my opinion, trying to destroy our country because it was founded as a Christian nation.  There is no doubt about this fact of our founding.  There is a plethora of evidence that it was and no evidence that it wasn’t.  If what I am saying offends you, you need to study to show yourself approved.

          The world is now in the phase of biting the hand that feeds it.  What in the world is going on?  We are setting up a system where with Cap and

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Trade, even our farmers are going to be taxed out of existence.  So much for the breadbasket of the world.  Our farmers in California have had the water to their fields shut off to save a fish no one cares about.  This is in one of the most productive farm areas of our country.  I recently heard an energy executive say that he is in favor of the cap and trade bill because if it doesn’t pass, the EPA will probably take up the call and things could be even worse.

          The battleground is set.  It’s time to take up arms with the sword of the spirit and vote. Either the election of November 2010 is going to be the turning point, or the end of our great country.  I just pray that there will be people that I can vote for in good conscience.  People that will restore the country rather than ruin it for all time.  We need to stop this stuff like healthcare reform that is nothing more than a government power grab. Things like Cap and Trade, which is nothing more than a taxation power grab based on really bad science. 

          It’s time for each of us to stand up for America and stop waiting for someone else to do it for us.  This republic is in trouble from without and within and needs the help of every American.  I count about seventy five percent of our population as real Americans.  The other twenty-five   percent are either Socialists, Marxists, One worlders or just too lazy or ignorant to care what is happening. 

          If we want to live like a sheep the government will gladly tell us where we can live, how large your fenced in area is, what you can eat, when you can eat, and when the lights get turned out.  Progressives think they know better how the rest of us should live our lives.  Anyone that doesn’t believe what they do, are looked upon as misguided children.  That is called “The conceit of the self anointed.”[10] They are more than willing to help you even if you don’t see the error of your ways.    Food, water, money, energy and health care control your life, like it or not.  Do you want to control your own life or have the government do it for you?   Giving the government control over these things will give it control over your life.

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our economy, limiters of the development of our natural resources and energy, and limitations on our God given liberties, among other things.  Now the administration has decided to attack free speech.  In an unprecedented move, the white house had declared war on Fox News, apparently in an attempt to control their content.  I have lived long enough, seen enough, and studied enough to know that Fox News is not a right wing organization.  Fox News is the closest thing we have available to a centrist news outlet.  The bulk of the news outlets have moved so far left that Fox News looks right wing by comparison.  I, except for the Internet, can’t find a right wing news outlet.  President Kennedy would be considered right wing by today’s standards.  Reporters, in times gone by, at least tried to hide their bias when working.  Today in many cases their bias is often the story they report.  In days gone by, reporters took pride in reporting the facts, not promoting an agenda.  If a network were to develop that was as far right as most are left leaning, they would be excoriated.  It really is comical to watch the left leaning media attack Fox News without presenting any examples to back their charges, and then to watch Fox obliterate their credibility with the facts.  Even the White House charges them with innuendo and falsehood, only to be confronted by the facts on Fox.  If you are watching any network news outlet other than Fox you are not getting a clear picture of what is happening to our country.  If I remember the figures correctly, seventy percent of the people in network news lean to the left.  What’s even worse is that about eighty percent of those involved with higher education are the same.

          What is wrong with the average American?  Do we all have our eyes closed?  Are we all so self-absorbed in our every day lives that we would let our freedoms slip away without noticing?  Over the years many of our God given freedoms have been eroded bit by bit.  Most people haven’t noticed the subtle changes over time.  What better time than now to go back and read our founding documents?  These documents state what our government cannot do as well as what it should do.  The President is right that redistribution of wealth is not addressed in these documents.  Redistribution of wealth would then have been, and today is, unconstitutional.  Most of all we need to know what the limitations of the government are when it concerns our rights.  If our Constitution is really a “living document” then I want to hear it breathe and see it move.  Our Constitution is in reality an absolute.  There are those that refuse to believe this fact because of their propensity toward their own agendas.  Don’t fall

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for their twisted thinking.  They are not working for your betterment.  If you can quote chapter and verse from our founding documents you can win every challenge to your rights.  If you are ignorant of what is in them you are subject to anyone’s whim and fancy.  When it comes down to it, “Why would you want to be politically correct when you can be right?”[11]

          Why does the Bible tell us to respect our elders?  Perhaps it is because we elders have been around longer, done more and seen more than those who at present are age handicapped; or in today’s vernacular, been there - done that.  Why can’t our children learn from our mistakes?  I try to teach my children what the country was founded on and what really matters in their lives.  They were blessed to be born into a country with a Christian foundation and a family with the same foundations. I know all about the young and the restless.  I was a rebellious youngster myself.  As the Bible says though, over the years I came back to the foundations I was exposed to and have become more steadfast in those ideals.  The Christian principals that are the foundation of our nation don’t make us all Christians; however, I believe that we are obligated to recognize that these principals are the reason our country has prospered.

          Apparently, that which we feared most has come upon us.  The hippy movement of the sixties has either been taken over or merged with the progressive movement.  That tiny movement (percentage wise) of the sixties that infuriated most of us so much seems to have taken over while most of us were busy living our lives.  These people think with their emotions instead of their minds.  In their hearts they think they can save you from yourself.  Several things have emerged that verify this is true. 
1. Banning of trans fats and the proposed extra taxes on sugar based sodas and fruit drinks.  Did anyone believe that fast food outlets were health food stores?
2. A twenty-dollar increase on the cost of a carton of cigarettes.  How many years did our government subsidize the tobacco industry?
3. Government mandates on the size and mileage of cars.  Will one of the smart cars hold your family?  Who wins in a crash, smart car or pickup truck? 
4. Talk of carbon credits for families that will limit themselves to one child.  How many of you wouldn’t be here today?  Think about it, were you the first born?

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5.  Bogus global warming scare to increase the cost of energy.  Only fools still believe that man causes global warming.  The overwhelming evidence proves that carbon dioxide has little or no effect on global temperatures and in fact it is essential to life.  Global climate change is the new mantra since for the past ten years the planet has been cooling.  If you would like to be personally responsible for bringing about the one world government as described in the Bible, be in favor of “Cap and Trade” as well as “Global Climate Change” legislation and treaties. 
6. Limitations on water usage for trumped up reasons.  The elixir of life is needed to grow crops, breed and raise live stock as well as taking care of our everyday needs. 

          I have attempted here to raise the call to action.  If you care at all about the quality of life for yourselves and your children at least heed the call to study and find out what is going on.  At a minimum find out what the country was founded on and why.  If you don’t know what your rights are, you won’t know when you loose them.


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Chapter 20

Where Is The Shame?

          We call them entitlements, yet what makes us entitled to them?  Did we earn the right to have them like working people did with Social Security?  “We are stealing from our children and claim we are entitled to it”.[12]  By what right are we entitled to the income of our children?  Apparently, those we have elected to office have decided that they are entitled to reelection by giving large entitlements to those who haven’t earned them. 
          ‘We the people’ need to start rebelling against “this system, which we has been imposed upon us”.[13]  It is essential for those of us who call ourselves Christian to admit our share of blame for what has happened to our country.  We didn’t stand by the principals on which our country was founded.  We have allowed the enemy to remove God from His rightful Place of authority over this country.  We did not believe that those evil ones who have appeared on the scene could possibly be successful.  It is a fact that in Nazi Germany, the Jews were forbidden to celebrate Hanukkah.  This was a precursor to the holocaust.  In that same manner, today, there are those who would separate church and state (despite constitutional restrictions against the free exercise thereof) in our schools, government offices, parks and other areas prohibiting the celebration of our heritage like Christmas and Easter. “First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist; Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist; Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew; Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.”[14]
          “It’s time to take the ‘do not disturb’ sign off of the church”.[15]  We, as Christian’s are constantly under siege from the enemy for our beliefs, our actions and for the principals upon which our country was founded.  Has there ever been another nation on the face of this earth, which could be truly

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 called a Christian nation?  If you are not under attack by the enemy you need to consider whether it’s because you are too strong for him, or if you are just so wishy washy that you are not worth his time. Middle America, the silent majority or whatever you wish to call it. needs to wake up.
Since our schools were originally set up to teach the Bible and reading so that the Bible could be read, we never dreamed that the Bible could be banned from our schools.  Higher education was established to promote the development of the clergy.  Why do you think that schools like Yale, Harvard and Princeton were founded?  The history books used today have been rewritten to remove our nation’s relationship with God.  Think I’m kidding?  Get your children to bring home their books (if they are allowed to do so) and read them.  Then compare them to the textbooks from years gone by.   It’s about time, in this country, that we realize that God is not the enemy but rather those who seek to remove Him from the public forum.  I realize that we are probably living in the end times and that certain things have to happen before the Lord can return, but we don’t have to be an active participant in that which is wrong. 
          Correct me if I’m wrong in saying that the Bible has never been proven factually wrong.  Many have tried to do so and thus far none has been able.  How then has the enemy been able to discredit the Bible and its teachings?  Archeology has for many years been uncovering things which prove that the Bible is accurate despite those things in the Bible that seem preposterous to some.  Does the other side have anything comparable?  Yes, I know that it is by faith that we are believing.  Which are you going to choose to believe?  The Bible, which was written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, or some book containing revionist history?  The Bible is His story, not our story.  If you don’t think so, let me see you create something from nothing, show me the missing link, or die for my sins. 
          Time and value are only relevant to us – not God.  A little boy asked God how long was a second.  God answered, “A million years”.  The boy asked how much was a penny and God said “One million dollars”.  The boy asked God would you give me a penny and God said, “Just a second” (I got this story from David Jeremiah).  Since with God, a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day, how many seconds do you think it took Him to fashion the earth?  Does this compare in and way to that fellow

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 Darwin who they say recanted his theory toward the end of his life? 
          Glenn Beck is not Chicken Little.  He has been bringing out many facts about our governments actions and intentions.  He even gave the white house a special phone number to call in order to correct anything he was saying that was wrong.  So far, nary a call.  You are not Chicken Little if what you are saying is true.  You are not paranoid if someone really is after you.  Well, the present government and those associated with it really are after us.  They are doing everything they can to destroy our God and our country.  Note that I am not blaming the democratic or republican parties, as it is the entire government that seems to be at fault.
Our ability to fend for ourselves is being looked on as negative.  The socialists think that they can make better decisions for our lives than we can.  I take that back!  They don’t think they can, they are self-assured that they can.  Instead of letting the voters decide, they are shoving their agenda forward despite the will of the people. Cap and trade and socialized medicine, among others, are designed the take away the will of the people.  If they and get us dependent enough and desperate enough to ask for their help they will win. They don’t care that they are destroying the greatest nation on earth.  It’s about time that we began to fight to get God and individual responsibility back into our lives.  If we don’t and it all slips away – the shame is on us! 


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Chapter 21

First thoughts for 2010

1.       ”We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar’s.  but under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God’s”[16] In the same manner, I will not render to the progressives those things that are the foundations of our nation. 

2.       Christianity is under attack by Hollywood, the media and the progressives, as well as, among others, political correctness.  Why do they pick on Christianity and Judaism?  Is it because Judaism and Christianity represent the Lord of the universe, the creator of the world, and the Savior of our souls?  Since we know who the one true and living God is, we can understand why the opposition forces want His voice silenced.  I have read the Bible and guess who wins?  If those who would could silence the body of Christ, they can have their way for a season, which they will, after the rapture of the church.  By the way, the value of a Jewish man has finally been established.  Hammas has determined that one Jewish man is worth 1,000 Palestinians.  That is the price Hammas has set for the release of one Jewish soldier. 

3.       Would you trust mankind, a relatively poor source, to supply your needs, or wouldn’t it be better to trust the infinite God of the universe with whom you have no choice but to trust with your eternal soul?[17]  “Honor the Lord with your possessions (substance) and with the first fruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”[18]  “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over shall men give unto your bosom.”[19]

Why do you let the wicked prosper?  This was one of the questions that King David had for God.  Our nation has, over the years, had its share of the wicked.  Never have I contended that we were perfect.  Robber barons, political deviants, power hungry politicians and various unsundry and

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unsavory moneygrubbers have come and gone.  We have however, developed into the greatest nation in the history of the earth.  We have fed more people, liberated more people, and helped more people than any other nation in the history of the world.  “The rains fall on the just as well as the unjust.”[20]  In other words, into every life a little rain must fall.  Perhaps that which is not the best sometimes makes us appreciate that which is better.  You sometimes have to walk through the valley to appreciate the mountaintop.

          “We never learn to live until we learn to forgive.  We never learn to forgive until we learn how greatly we have been forgiven”.[21]  “Freely ye have received, freely give.”[22]

4.       With 65% of the people against the healthcare redistribution of wealth plan and 30% in favor, we should vote in the same percentages.  Since a political win of 60% percent is considered a landslide, a defeat of 65% for all those who vote for it would send a real message to Washington.  Since the EPA has decided to be at the forefront of the Global warming scam, a new congress could defund the EPA.  Taxes need to be lowered, not raised.  There are several ways of doing this.  Get our elected officials to get real and realize that they work for us.  Tax the 50 percent of the population that don’t pay taxes which would give them ownership and appreciation of the tax system.  Thomas Jefferson said that if the population ever finds that they can vote themselves what they want, all would be lost.  The Wilson administration was the beginning of progressivism in the United States.  That is when they first began coming out of the closet.  It brought us such wonderful things as the progressive income tax, the Fed, incarceration without trial if you disagreed with them and the beginnings of what turned into the United Nations.  The Wilson administration did more damage to our country than any other administration. This is the same Wilson administration in which his wife essentially ran the country and made the decisions when for many months President Wilson was incapacitated by a stroke. 

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 votes, and had to bribe several of its own members to get the 60 votes necessary.  These bribes were accomplished with our tax dollars.  Isn’t it nice to know that our employees are so confident in their job security that they will vote for things we don’t want and even spend more of our hard earned tax dollars to have their way?  Does the word corruption come to mind? 

6.       Common decency is also under attack.  “In short, in Scott Brown we have an irresponsible homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex nude model, tea bagging supporter of violence against women and politicians with whom he disagrees.”[23]  Scott Brown was running as a republican in the senatorial race in Massachusetts.  Most of you won’t know that “tea bagging” is a nasty sexual practice. It seems that progressives know what it means while most decent people have never heard of the practice.  The progressives, like Genie Gorafelo and Keith Oberman, use this phrase to refer to the tea party gatherings around the nation demonstrating against what is happening to our country.  A personal attack like this is not unusual for the progressives.  “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance- baffle them with Bullshit” is a phrase I heard many times in my years as a salesman.   Now I realize that it was of progressive origin.  I, on the other hand, always sell by the “KISS” method, which means to Keep It Simple Stupid.  I don’t lie, I am always myself, I don’t make promises that I don’t intend to keep and follow up on everything that I say I will.  Wouldn’t it be nice if the media and the politicians would do the same? 


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Chapter 22

Civil Disobedience

          How civil must we be in our disobedience?   Since it is treasonous to ignore the foundations of our nation, is it morally right to obey those restrictions set up by those who would usurp our ability to function the way our founders intended?  To disobey those laws, set up by those who would restrict our God given rights, is the duty of every American citizen.  This is known as protest.  Generally speaking, we Americans have been real wimps while our freedoms have been whittled away. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,”[24].  We must, from now on, refuse to participate in the restriction of our freedoms.  Live free or die! “..when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government,”[25] In order to do what we must, we need to learn the full extent of our rights and freedoms.  When we find ourselves secure in this knowledge, we then must refuse to participate in the restrictions to our liberties.  We may find that we run head long into the authorities as some hero’s of the past have done.  If we are serious about our rights, we must be willing to put up with the consequences of our actions.  “— And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”[26]  Keep in mind that the Declaration of Independence says that our rights are given by God.  Only those who think they are above God will try to take them away.

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The following bracketed section was taken directly from the Declaration of Independence, with only slight alterations and changing the names to protect the innocent.  Read this section and consider its relevance to our present day political situation.
[The history of the recent administrations is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these United States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
They have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
                            They have insisted that their legislators pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till their Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, they have utterly neglected to attend to them.
                            They have refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the public forum, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
                            They have called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
They have dissolved Representative Houses to one party repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness their invasions on the rights of the people.
                            They have refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
                            They have endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their legal migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
They have obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his recognition of Laws for establishing Executive Powers.
                            They have made the people dependent on their will alone for the stimulus package, and the amount and payment of their salaries buy escalating the unemployment rate.
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 hither swarms of Officers, known as czars to harass our people.
                            They are attempting to keep among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
                            They have affected to render the executive and legislative branches independent of and superior to the will of the people.
                            They have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
                            For quartering large bodies of progressives among us:
                            For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
                            For interfering with our Trade with all parts of the world by devaluation of our dollar:
                            For imposing debt on us without our Consent:
                            For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of military supervision of war criminals:
                            For transporting our navy seals beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
                            For planning to abolish the free System of American Laws in a world court or United Nations situation:
                            For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments with fundamental change:
                            The progressives would suspend our own Legislatures and declare themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
                            They are abdicating Government here, by declaring us out of touch and waging domestic war against us.
                            They are plundering and destroying the lives of our people.
                            They are at this time transporting large Armies of union workers and community organizers to complete the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy administration of a civilized nation.
                            They have constrained our legislators to vote for legislation, or be bribed to do so, to their liking despite the will of the people:
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 have endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our tea parties, the merciless political parties, in an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.  They even tried to get out citizens to spy on each other for any personal dissention. 
                            In every stage of these Oppressions We have demonstrated for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
                            Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our progressive brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here.        We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. Many have been “voting their own conscience” rather than the will of their constituents.   We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which would be to vote against each and every one of them.
                            We, therefore, the people of the United States of America, in General agreement, Assembled as it were in the streets (tea parties), appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of this country, solemnly publish and declare, That these United states are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the present administration, and that all political connection between them and us, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent citizens, we have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent people may of right do by installing new legislators. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.]  I challenge you to find very much difference between our present government and the complaints about the King of England.  Today’s progressives are attempting to replace our constitutional law with their ever evolving and transforming brand of laws.  The courts are ruling based on precedent rather than constitutional law.  This movement seems to transcend party lines as all political parties are infected

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“Demon’s would make pretty good church members.  They believe in Jesus, they believe in scripture, they saw the death burial and resurrection of Christ, and know that the Church is the hope of the world.  But there is one problem.  They will not submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.”[27]  Where do you stand?  Are you walking through life with head knowledge you have never acted on?  Regardless of your state of knowledge, there is one simple step that makes it all come together.  See Roman’s 10:9-13 in the ‘instruction book’[28].  In the same way our elected officials know of the existence of our founding documents but seem not to be willing to submit to their authority.  Remember folks, elections are coming up.  It is our civic duty to replace the current elected officials with some that will believe in the American system.

Overall we must remember that “Less with God’s blessing is worth a lot more than more without it.”[29]

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Chapter 23

Abortion

          There is no need whatsoever for an abortion clinic to exist.  If there is a real medical need for an abortion, it should be done in a hospital where they used to be performed.  Those medical personnel that believe like I do would not have a problem under that system.  Abortion on demand is murder straight up.  Abortion is a legitimate medical procedure that, as far as I know, was never against the law.   Abortion on demand is nothing more than birth control used as a substitute due to laziness.  There are many forms of birth control that are much easier, cheaper and less complicated.  What about Choice?  Do you really want to go there?  If there was no choice in the causation of the pregnancy, it wasn’t sex, it was rape.  Since rape is not in God’s plan, it must therefore be considered to be from the only other power in the universe.  There are those wonderful women that chose to keep the child that is a product of rape which proves two things.  1. Good can result from evil plans if God’s people choose to make the effort.  2. The devil cannot create anything on his own, so he has to pervert that which the Lord has established.  Life is established and begins at the moment of conception.  There is no question left about this fact.  “Apart from God, there is no meaning in life.”[30]  Oops, is not, in my opinion, a reason to end a viable life, and that is what abortion on demand really amounts to.
          I used to sell medical equipment.  In my years in the field of gynecology equipment sales, I was exposed to many facets of the medical field.  When I sold for Gynemed, I was first introduced to the line of Berkley Bioengineering products.   Berkley was the company that made the abortion equipment.  At the sales meeting where the line was introduced, the entire sales force expressed our objections.  It was agreed that we would not actively promote the sale of the equipment, but rather act as customer service.  (I still regret staying with that company.)  We had plenty of other product lines to keep us busy.  Many of the hospitals I called on had the abortion equipment, including the Baptist hospital that was very close to Jerry Farwell’s church.  One of the nurses I remember talking to at the University of Richmond hospital was considering changing her field due to the increased number of abortions.  She said that since the government had stopped paying for their birth control pills the women were using abortion as

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birth control.  Another story I would like to relate involves an abortion clinic in North Carolina.  The owner told me his story.  He didn’t even have a high school education, but was the owner of several of these clinics.  He explained that when Roe vs. Wade became law, he recognized the opportunity.  He rented a building, the furniture, and the fixtures.  He also described the doctors and nurses as rented.  At the point of my meeting him, he owned three clinics, buildings, furnishings and all.  He was making quite a bit of money.  He still described his staff as being rented.  He also had the staff sterilize and reuse the ‘disposable’ plastic instruments to save money.

          Healthcare workers, with a fervent belief that abortion on demand is a crime or a sin, are told that they need to find other employment. There really is a growing crisis in this country, and that is the lack of sufficient supply of qualified personnel.  Taxpayers, regardless of their beliefs, are being told that they will be funding abortion on demand.  I believe that these same healthcare workers and taxpayers would have no problem with abortion being performed for instances such as rape, incest, miscarriage, health of the mother, baby died in the womb and perhaps some other circumstances - real, legitimate medical reasons. 

          Margaret Sanger, the hero of the Planned Parenthood movement, is very seldom fully explained.  She was indeed concerned about the plight of those people who were being saddled with an over abundance of children.  Birth control was needed very much, if only to keep the women alive.  When abortion on demand became the law of the land, I was told by a close relative that it was a good idea because whites would never do it, and it would keep down the population of the blacks.  Well as it turns out, that was one of Margaret Sanger’s reasons as well.  Some of  her other reasons were, to limit the population of the poor and the retarded and physically handicapped.  Eugenics was also one of her areas of concern.  Hitler, and some others, joined right in with her.  Just another example of how progressives will do anything to control lives. 

          Keep in mind the “...life, liberty and the pursuit...”[31]   “…I set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life….”[32]

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Chapter 24

The Battles Are Engaged

What makes our country great is “ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things.”[33]  Individual incentive and ingenuity has been the driving engine of America’s freedom and economy since the country was founded.

“Everyone has faith in something, which faith affects his understanding of everything.  Rationalism, naturalism, materialism, secularism and atheism are all based upon evolutionism“[34] You have to do away with the creator to justify that kind of reasoning.

Atheism is thumbs down while humanism is middle finger up.  Atheism says down with God while humanism says up with man, ‘like it or not’.  What is your world and life view?  Secularism means only of this world and life as conceived without any relationship to the eternity of God.  What is really unconscionable is that there are no limits to what these people will do to accomplish their ends.

          “The classroom must and will become and arena of conflict, between the old and the new, the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all it’s adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with it’s promise of a world in which the never realized Christian ideal of  Love thy neighbor will be finally achieved.  The teacher must become as zealous as the most fundamental evangelist in propagating this faith to every student.  They may learn about God and heaven in Sunday school but five days a week we have them right here in our schools. I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classrooms by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith, a religion of humanism. “[35]    “We have an obligation to expose and attack the world of religious miracles, magic, Bible worship, salvationism, heaven, hell and all mythical deities.

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 We should be particularly specific and energetic in attacking such quack millennialists as Billy Graham and such embattled reactionaries as the Pope, because they represent the two greatest anti-Humanist aggregates in our society.”[36] 


          “Since the Supreme Court ruled that Secular Humanism is a religious belief, aren’t secularists trying to force their religious views on the rest of us by outlawing God from the public square?”[39]  If Secular Humanism is a religion, as defined by the Supreme Court, then they are teaching their religion in our schools where Christianity is not allowed to be taught.  Where is the separation they say they believe in?

          Saul Alinsky, on the dedication page of his book ‘Rules for Radicals’, says that he dedicated the book to Lucifer, the first one who rebelled against the establishment and won his own kingdom.  “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.  It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule.  Also, it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.”[40]  Fear, anger, intimidation and violence, when it suits their purpose, seem to be the battle cry of the progressives.  Our job is to study their tactics in preparation to go up against them.  General Patton told people that he beat Rommel because he read Rommel’s book on battle strategy.

          “Many believe that we are a part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will.  If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”[41]  “(NAFTA)

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 is not a conventional trade agreement, but the architecture of a new international system.”[42]  President Obama’s call for fundamental change is terrifying to those of us who understand the Constitution.

          Builderberger’s, Illuminati, Council on Foreign Relations, Skull and Bones, Mason’s, Rothschild’s, International Monetary Fund, New World Order, among others, are names that have been bantered about for years as conspiratorial organizations that are trying to take over the world.  Today we have to add the progressive movement which has been at the forefront and perhaps involved and/or connected to these other organizations. 

          America represents the hated Christians to the Moslem fundamentalists.  Jews and Christians are the true target of these Moslem fanatics.  They recognize that the US is a Christian nation even if our president doesn’t.  America is the world’s most Christian nation.  Seventy eight percent of our population claim affiliation to the Christian religion.  “The USA religious break down is 51.3% protestant, 23.9% catholic, 1.7% Mormon, 1.6% other Christian, 0.7% Buddhist, 2.5% unspecified, 12.1% unafilliated, 4% none”.[43]

          One of our biggest problems today is that we have so many areas where we are under attack.  From without, it is Moslem fundamentalism, internationalists, the world economic crisis and those other nations that don’t hold our best interests at heart.  From within it seems to be some of our own people who would undermine our constitution to achieve their ends.  Those who are against our Constitution and way of life will use any means at their disposal.  The will ruin our economy, try to control every facet of our lives, do their best to establish their revisionist version of our history, and even use our children against us through their indoctrination in the school system.  This can only be accomplished however, if we are not diligent.  If you look at the freedoms we have lost over the last fifty years, you can see we haven’t been all that diligent.  We need to study the foundations of our great nation and act on them in order to secure our future the way our founders intended.


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Chapter 25

Why Do I Rant?

          I have been told that my rantings are too religious and political.  OK!  And your point is?  I write these things as a voice crying in the wilderness about that which I am most concerned.  My greatest concerns are the attacks upon our Christian nation and even our Christianity are under from the anti God folks and those would destroy our nation.  I understand that the Bible says that these bums will appear to win, at least for a while.  This same Bible also describes the final outcome for these folks.
           What is a sin?  A sin is anything that separates you from God.  It is a testament to the stubbornness of man that the experts estimate that only twenty percent of people will be saved in the end.  It’s not that God doesn’t want to save you but rather your holier than Him attitude.  The same attitude Lucifer had that got him expelled from heaven.  As I have stated before, there is no cure for stupid.
           The Lord, Jesus ‘The Christ’, revealed Himself to me in 1967.  The Holy Spirit revealed Himself to me in 1978.  Perhaps one day I will reveal the circumstances of these two events.  Suffice it to say, once the truth has been revealed to you, there is no turning to past thought processes.  Sometimes I get quirked over silly things.  When people say that they found the Lord or they found the Holy Spirit when they were there beside them all the while, I have to wonder.  He knew you from the moment of your conception. "I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb.”[44]   Just one more instance of man taking credit for an act of God.  The Bible says that the rocks will cry out to proclaim the lordship of Jesus and, the Lord will reveal Himself to anyone who seeks Him.    

          The American people wanted change; however, Obama’s change is turning out to be loose change.  Loose change in this instance is by definition the same as loose cannon.  How is the hope and change thing working out for you?  We were obviously lied to during the election process.  We are continually lied to and mislead by both sides of the isle.   The question is what are we going to do about it now?  You can deny that you

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 were duped, claim that this is what you really wanted, stick your head back in the sand, or recognize what is really going on.  We must realize that we are not just one vote but rather we are “We the People”.  “United we stand, divided we fall”[45].  This counteracts the opposition movement to divide and rule. 

          Saul Alinsky was, in my opinion, one of the most dangerous men in American history.  He has been referred to as he father of the modern progressive movement.  Saul Alinsky, on the dedication page of his book ‘Rules for Radicals’ stated that he dedicated the book to Lucifer, the first one who rebelled against the establishment and won his own kingdom.  “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.  It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule.  Also, it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.”[46]  “Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals is the last book written by community organizer Saul D. Alinsky before his death in 1972. Published in 1971, it was Alinsky's attempt to impart his theory and methods of organizing to the current generation of young activists, largely drawing upon his own experiences.”[47]  
          In an article in the New York Times Mr. Alinsky is quoted – “Don’t worry if they call you names:  The job of the organizer is to maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a “dangerous enemy.” ... Here again we find that it is power and fear that are essential to the development of faith. This need is met by the establishment’s use of the brand “dangerous,” for in that one word the establishment reveals its fear of the organizer, its fear that he represents a threat to its omnipotence. Now the organizer has his “birth certificate” and can begin.  The first step:  The organizer dedicated to changing the life of a particular community must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. “[48]   “Saul Alinsky, the Chicago activist and writer whose street-smart tactics influenced generations of community
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organizers, most famously the current president, could not have been more clear about which side he was on. In his 1971 text, “Rules for Radicals,”…”[49] Mr. Alinsky, who died in 1972, explains his purpose: “What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. ‘The Prince’ was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. ‘Rules for Radicals’ is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.” [50]
          Several prominent national leaders have been influenced by Alinsky's teachings, including Barack Obama, Wade Rathke and Hillary Clinton.  Hillary Clinton's senior honors thesis, written at Wellesley College, was on Saul Alinsky.  Wade Rathke is the co-founder of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 100.  Andy Stern, the present President of the SEIU, said that if he can’t get his way using the power of persuasion, he will use the persuasion of power.  Alinsky is often credited with laying the foundation for the grassroots political organizing that dominated the 1960s.  Jack Newfield writing in the New York Magazine included Alinsky among "the purest avatars of the [populist] movement," along with Ralph Nader, Cesar Chavez, and Jessie Jackson.

          “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”[51]   “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any nation.”[52] 

          As you may have noted, I labeled Alinsky as dangerous.  I did this because I really do feel that he and his followers are truly trying to take away all that we hold dear and sacred.  Our founding documents seem to mean nothing to them.  Our faith means nothing to them.  Our country, and all it stands for, means nothing to them.  What they have failed to realize is that the American people are beginning to awaken to their agendas.  They do not, as we do, love our country, our God and our families.  What they are starting to see is that the American people are a fiercely independent and resilient people.  It is my belief that we will eventually regain our country, our freedoms and our rights.  My sincere hope is that we will not have to

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suffer too much at their hands before our recovery.  Our founding fathers paid a very high price in starting this nation.  I hope that we are willing to sacrifice as much to reestablish what they gave to us.  I have included some web pages below so that you can find the ammunition you need to further our cause. 


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Chapter 26

The Progressives

          We win!  You may not think so, but the progressives have really messed up this time.  They have gotten the health care bill passed which is the first step in making us completely dependent upon them.  If they are successful in their agenda, we will have nothing left.  Therefore, the only ones left that have money, or anything else of value, will be the political class.  Since their plan is for the rich to be taxed to pay for everything and they will be the only ones left to tax, they will have to pay for our healthcare and everything else.  I guess they really haven’t thought that far ahead.  “The trouble with socialism is you run out of other people’s money to spend.”[53]  We needed change but the Obama administration was not the answer. They moved us in the direction we were headed, not the direction in which we needed to go.  Our government has been out of control for a long time.  

          I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer refer to the progressives as bastards.[54]  I have realized that it is wrong to besmirch the reputations of their parents, whom I am sure are ashamed of them.  These people don’t recognize the authority of the principles under which this nation was founded.  From what I have seen in their efforts to get the health care legislation passed, they have no principles.  

           We have a Star Spangled republic, not a muddy swamp of socialism.   The progressives think we have a democracy.  “Democracy.. while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy.  Remember, democracy never lasts long.  It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.  There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”[55]  “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”[56]   This is why we were set up as a republic  by the founding fathers who knew the difference.  Our founding fathers knew exactly why they were setting up our republic based on Christian

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principals.  Patrick Henry said that this country was not founded by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.  John Jay, the first chief justice of this nation said that this is a Christian nation.  In 1892, the Supreme Court[57] announced that this is a Christian nation.  This was after a review of thousands of founding documents, both federal and from the various states.  “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”[58] 

          I could go on and on with quote after quote from those who matter, establishing beyond any reasonable doubt that this is truly a Christian nation.  What is in question now is how long it will remain so.  The separation of church and state is found in the constitution of the extinct USSR – article 52; not in the United States constitution.  Eleven years after the signing of the constitution Thomas Jefferson used that phrase to assure a church group that the government cannot interfere with our religious expression.  Things sure have gotten twisted around.  The government was against Jesus during His earthly lifetime.  The same kinds of people are against Him and His followers now. 

          ‘Social Justice’ to the progressive doesn’t mean helping the poor.  Their definition is the “Forced redistribution of wealth with hostility towards individual property, under the guise of charity and/or justice.”[59]  Moral issues mean different things to progressives because their morals are different than most of us.  Their morals are not centered in God but rather a humanist view of right and wrong.  The progressive attempt to eliminate God from our lives is the plan to get our moral and religious values replaced by theirs.  “There are 2500 verses in the King James Bible about poor people.  One time in seminary we cut out of the Bible every reference to poor people, every single one; it took us a long, long time, when we were done that Bible was in shreds. It was falling apart; it was literally in holes….a Bible full of holes.  I would take it out and say brothers and sisters this is the American Bible, it’s full of holes.”[60]   It is my opinion that it is Rev. Jim Wallace’s theology that is full of holes.  The Bible says that many
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will come in the name of Jesus and attempt to deceive us.   I think that Jeremiah Wright and Jim Wallace are prime examples of deceivers.  Jesus taught voluntary giving, not forced giving.  When a government takes something from one group, to give to another, it’s not charity, its theft.  Forced redistribution is not the same as charitable giving.  When the government takes over charities the people loose control over where the resources are distributed.  A man’s best friend is his dogma, and their dogma is going to bite us in the butt.  No where in the Bible does it call for the government to take care of the poor, rather it calls for Christians to help the poor.  Jesus said that the poor would always be with us.  I guess that means that charity toward those in need is an ongoing request of the Lord.

          Violence, intimidation, personal attacks, slurs and bomb throwing are not the answer.  These are the things that the enemy wants to goad us into doing.  We should not stoop to their tactics.  Glenn Beck says that ‘the progressives are trying to prod us into violence’.  If they can get us to act like they did in the sixties, they will have succeeded.  Americans are a decent, moral and religious people.  I think that it will be hard for them to accomplish this goal; however, there are always those radicals in every group to say nothing of their planting people among us who will do outrageous things to forward their agenda.   We have the strongest weapon in our vote.  I get sick and tired of those who say ‘you can’t blame me, I didn’t vote’.  Yes I can; you neglected your responsibility as a citizen. “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”[61]2010 is not just a choice between Republicans and Democrats. 2010 is not just a choice between liberals and conservatives. 2010 is a referendum on the very identity of our nation.”[62]

          The thing to keep in mind is what would Jesus do?  Hitler said that if
you say something often enough and loud enough, that most of the people will believe it.  We are surrounded by lies, deception and slight of hand. The Bible and the founding documents are often misquoted or misrepresented by the deceivers.   “I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to

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maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”[63]  Study history and the Bible to see the truth and overcome what is being fed to us.
  
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Chapter 27

Freedom


“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.[64]  “I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.[65]   I was born in a free country and I will die in a free country, even if I have to die in my attempts to keep it free.  I had a man tell me that since 1950 we have lost forty percent of our freedoms.  I do not intend to pass on to my children and grandchildren a country less free than I was given.

The progressives have been with us since this country was founded; however, it wasn’t until recently that they seem to have gotten the upper hand.  They have tried to fundamentally change our country in the past but were thwarted in their efforts by right thinking Americans.  The thwarting in today’s political situation has just recently gotten started.   “A little rebellion now and then...is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.”[66]  “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”[67]  A step in this direction is being taken with the ‘Freedom of Information’ act, or whatever name they are using now. “Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.”[68]  The ‘mainstream press’ is replete in their efforts to silence the opposition views by not reporting the real and complete news.  They look on us as sheep that need to be led.

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should live your life, then you are the problem.   Our founding fathers knew how our country should be governed in order to be successful.  What has happened in the last two hundred years that we have lost track of our roots?  “A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.”[69]  “Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.”[70]   We managed to survive the Wilson administration, and we will survive the Obama administration.  If we can throw a monkey wrench into the progressive’s attempts, through our vote or refusing to go along with the things we know are unconstitutional, we must.

          There is a difference between manly and macho.  A man knows who and what he is and that he doesn’t have to prove himself to anyone.  Macho is the act of trying to prove to yourself and/or the rest of the world that you are a man.  It therefore takes quite a bit to provoke a man to anger.  Those founded in the fundamentals of our country are usually manly.  You have to push them quite a way before they rise up to fight; such as in the ‘Tea party’ movement.  You can kill us, but you cannot defeat us.  The vitriol that has come from the progressives because of Americans standing up for their constitution is truly mind boggling.  When some one calls you a racist, bigot, homophobe or other politically sensitive and incendiary name, please answer in the following manner – ‘and this is coming from someone who crawled out of the scum pond of progressivism?’  These names are being used by the progressives against those in the tea party movement in an attempt to belittle the movement and to dismiss the movement as radical and unimportant.  The tea party movement is very close to how our country came into being.

          The sour grapes folks are now in charge of the government.  Call it socialist, progressive or Marxist, they are the folks that lost the battle in the sixties. 
          “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence”.[71]  We know that many of our elected officials,
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regardless of party, are liars.  Of this, there is no doubt.  What is so embarrassing about it is the blatantness with which they lie; and how easily they are caught in their lies.  They don’t even apologize when they are proven to be lying.  Overseas we are looked on with distain because of our government’s forays into untruthfulness.  In the past, other nations respected and feared us, but today they laugh at us.  What freedoms we have left are in jeopardy if the world thinks we are weak.

In the past I have told you about Saul Alinsky.[72]  I stated that I thought that Alinsky was one of the most dangerous men in history.[73]  Now I introduce you to another conspirator in the progressive movement.  “First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven (today Piven is an honorary chair for the Democratic Socialists of America), the "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.”[74]  These are just examples of the people in the past that would fundamentally change the United States of America.  Our problem is that today, those in charge are disciples of these schools of thought.  Further information, on these people and others I will introduce you to in the future, is available all over the internet.

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Chapter 28


Who Are We?

          Nigger, spic, kike, honky, fag, wop, mick, wasp, kraut, Jap, chink, gook, - let’s see, did I leave anyone out?  I wouldn’t want to offend anyone by omission.  I have known people who seem to hate everyone. “Prejudice is a distinction we make about people that God doesn’t make.”[75]  I can truly say that after having lived for sixty seven years, and having been exposed to this kind of hate and even worse, I truly don’t hate anybody.  “Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight; Jesus loves the little children of the world.”[76]  If you, as I do, believe that the Bible is the word of the one true and living God, you would also know that we are all of one bloodline.  We are all the same family regardless of our differences.  Kind of gives you a different perspective on discrimination, doesn’t it?

          Since we are all basically the same, our only real differences are our ideas.  There are those that I disagree with and am disappointed with.  Those who tell lies and make statements and/or decisions which affect my life and that of my family, without knowing or caring what they are doing, anger me.  There are those that will stand for the Bible and our nation the way it was founded, and those that would tear down the nation and its relationship with God that most of us are so fond of.  Some people are too lazy to study so they are easily led.  “My people perish for lack of knowledge.”[77]  Our nation is in the process of perishing due to many peoples lack of knowledge concerning the founding of the country. Throughout history, there have been those, because of greed and hunger for power that seek to control the lives of others.   Our country has never been free of these people, which is why for so long they have been plotting in the background.  Only recently have they gained the powerful positions in such abundance.  I am content in the belief system I have.  I believe in God, family and country in that order. I am absolutely convinced that the Bible is true because it was written under the
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influence of the Holy Spirit.  Some people say it is not trustworthy because it was written by men.  These people seem to have no real concept of the Holy Spirit and if I remember correctly, Jesus was a man when He was here.

Many people need to determine the basis of their unbelief.  “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is
acknowledged.”[78]  The farther away we get from God, the worse off we are.  "If we ever forget that we're One Nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."[79]  “’In God We Trust’ is our national motto. This is not
some Christian, right wing, political slogan.  We adopted this motto because Christian men and women - on Christian principles - founded this nation, and this is clearly documented.”[80]

          When I was a child, I was taught that curse words were used by people who didn’t know how to properly express themselves.  Prejudicial words as far as I am concerned, are in the same category as curse words.  Although I still find myself falling into this category at times, it still offends my heart.  What I find truly offensive are those people who purposely and maliciously accuse someone of being a racist for political purposes.  This is a common tactic of the progressive movement.  ‘White boy’ was shouted by a protester during a speech by Michael Johns at a Tea Party meeting.  As far as I know, there has only been one person beaten up at a tea party meeting.  A black Tea Party attendee was attacked and beaten by SEIU[81] thugs using the ‘N’ word because he was handing out free flags.  “I have heard over and over again that the law abiding members of the Tea Party movement are racist and hate mongers.  The progressives have done everything they can to discredit this movement within the parameters of Saul Alinsky's ‘Rules for Radicals,’ by clothing health care reform "with moral garments."  If the Tea Party movement is racist then why can't the accusers provide audio or video substantiating this claim?”[82]

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yourself because that is what you will have to do spiritually; if you are on the side of truth, justice and the American way.  Put on the full armor of God.  Carry the sword of the Spirit in your heart.  Our best political weapon is the vote.  “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man
for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”[83]  “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.”[84]  “If America is to survive, we must elect more God-centered men and women to public office-individuals who will seek divine guidance in the affairs of state.”[85]  This was the thinking of the founding fathers

          Only if we are aware of whom we are, will we set foot in the right direction to restore this country to its rightful place in the world.  Study, doubt everything you hear or read until you have verified its truthfulness.  Once you are armed with the confidence of your convictions, get out there and vote. 


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Chapter 29

Social Justice

          Social justice is a catch phrase for the progressive movement.  What they mean by social justice is redistribution of wealth.  The true definition of social justice, as given in the Bible is, he who will not work should not eat and he who cannot work should be given help.  Guess whose wealth they want to redistribute?  Yours!  With 47% of our people paying no income tax and 20% getting back more than they pay in, isn’t this what is already taking place?  If you paid income tax last year, you paid for the 47% who didn’t.  “A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.”[86]Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”[87]

               When you voted in the last election, did you vote for governmental ownership of the auto industry, the banking industry, the insurance industry, abandonment of long standing international commitments, or reduction of our nuclear status?  I know that I didn’t.  I do believe that the other side was headed in the same direction but would have done it slower.  “A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.”[88] I can’t find anywhere in the Constitution that the government should be involved in private business.  How dare any of our elected and appointed government officials as well as bureaucrats ignore the founding principles of our nation?  Shame on them!  Shame!  Shame!  Shame!  The main purpose of our federal government is to protect us from our enemies, both foreign and domestic.  At present we are snuggling up to our enemies and rejecting our historical friends, such as Israel.  The Lord, in reference to Israel said-“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”[89]  Our president says;”I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly
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direction.”[90] Our rights, given to us by God, have been being eroded away by several administrations.  Our domestic enemies seem to be in positions of power in the government.  The fox is in the hen house and is in the process of swallowing all of the chickens.

          I have said in the past that our most powerful weapon was the vote.  I have come to realize that I was wrong.  The most powerful weapon we have is prayer.  The most powerful thing we can do is pray.  "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”[91]   We still retain the right to vote them out of office.  Praying does not relieve us of our responsibility to vote. “You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”[92]

          Progressivism, Socialism, and Marxism, as far as I can determine, all basically have the same general philosophy.  They are all anti God, anti personal responsibility and support dependence on the state..  If the government is restricting our religious rights, they are treading on illegal ground.  There is no doubt that the United States was founded as a Christian nation, therefore any limitation placed on the practice of the Christian principals on which it was founded is treason. 

          “A nation will not long survive when it begins to think of its government, not as a watch dog to be fed, but a cow to be milked.”[93] “What we hear today is that the purpose of the government is benevolence.  Now that is a very pious word and it would seem that no one could speak against it and yet that is not the biblical teaching concerning government.  The Bible is filled with benevolence, but it is not state benevolence that is being spoken of, it is individual benevolence.  Since government has nothing of its own, if it is going to give something to somebody else it must first take it from another party and therefore it enters into the realm of plunder. 

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Socialism really is legalized plunder.”[94] Marx said “If you think you’ve misunderstood me that I want your private property, you haven’t misunderstood, that’s exactly what I want, I want the abolition of private property.”[95] Engles said “We want to sweep away everything that claims to be supernatural and superhuman…for that reason we have once and for all declared war on religion and religious ideas…”[96] On the other hand our founding fathers believed that “Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”[97]

          The determination as to if one is a patriot or a revolutionary is determined by the observer.  Although Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Riley among others, are accused of being bigots, hate mongers and racists it is my opinion that they art patriots.  Put what they say to the test of truthfulness and determine for yourself.  Don’t swallow the pap you are being fed by the other side.  “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”[98]

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Chapter 30

A Moral Dilemma

          The problem with our Christian nation is that it’s not very Christian anymore.  You are not a Christian simply because you say that you are. Our government says that 78.5% of our population professes to be some form of Christian[99].  If you have not declared that Jesus is Lord and established a personal relationship with Him, you are not a Christian. Many of our founding fathers thought that a relationship with the Christ should be a prerequisite to holding office in this country.  Today, in order to be elected, you have to be in fear of the church and state separators.   If you also don’t believe in the devil and hell, you need to get your head around the basis of your unbelief.  The reason that the devil is one step ahead of you is because he can operate in the shadows.  The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”[100] “If you don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ, you don’t stand a chance against the devil.”[101] There are only two forces at work in the world.  They are the forces of good and evil.  They each acknowledge the existence of the other.  How do you expect to survive if you deny the existence of that which surrounds you?  The devil is a liar, he comes to steal, kill and destroy.  “Any good that you do will not get you into Heaven, and any bad that you do won’t keep you out of Heaven.  The only thing that will get you into Heaven is the Grace of God, and the only thing that will keep you out of Heaven is your refusal to put your faith in Jesus Christ.”[102]  “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”[103] 

          One of the problems with Christian families is that we teach our kids to believe in Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Jesus.  Then they have a hard time believing that anything we tell them is true.  It

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doesn’t help that our education system has taken Christianity out of the picture.  In Acts 19:15, the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?"  Isn’t it about time you checked out Romans 10:9? That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  The absolute truth is that this country was founded as a Christian nation under the inspiration of Providence.  They were spiritually led men, establishing that our rights are from God and not the government. 

          Our President, in the days before the election, made a pretense of being Christian, apparently for political advantage.  His pastor said that he was a politician who would say anything to get elected.  “There is a remarkable consistency in what Barack Obama has done over the years, despite inconsistencies in what he says”.[104]   “Of the twenty-two civilizations that have appeared in history, nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now.”[105]  “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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”[106]

          I have been watching the History Channel series “America, The Story of Us”.  I was not surprised to see that they told only part of the story.  This series, combined with the American Heritage series by Wallbuilders[107] succeed in telling the whole story.  As I expected, the History channel series almost completely left out the spiritual aspects of our founding.  The series was very good at showing what happened, but left out a lot of the underlying aspects which were of course spiritual.  In the same reasoning, the progressives must get rid of the spirituality of our nation in order to establish their control. 
          Progressives are socialists.  The Nazi’s (National Socialist Party) were, and are Socialists.  Some progressives have been hiding under in the
cloak of Liberalism. I am sick and tired of those who are conservative
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government and more individual freedom, which is far from socialism.  The Bible does not teach socialism.  Jesus was not a socialist.  Sharing, or giving unto others voluntarily, by personal choice, is a lot different from having it taken from you and redistributed.  The eighth commandment establishes the right to ownership of private property. Giving the coat off your back is a self generated charity.  If the government takes from one and gives to another, it is in violation of all that is Holy, and wholly American. 


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Chapter 31

American?

          “A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.”[108]
"To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian. The signal Instances of providential Goodness which we have experienced and which have now almost crowned our labors with complete Success, demand from us in a peculiar manner the warmest returns of Gratitude and Piety to the Supreme Author of all Good."[109]

           Arkansas recently passed a law cracking down on illegal immigration.  The emphasis here is on illegal, as in those who break the law of the land.  There has been a lot of demonstrating by illegal aliens and others against this new law.  It seems that there are many people that don’t understand we are a country of laws.  “American immigration (immigration to the United States of America) refers to the movement of non-residents to the United States.   Illegal immigration to the United States refers to the act of foreign nationals violating U.S. immigration policies and national laws by entering or remaining in the United States without proper permission from the United States government.”[110]  That is, a government of the people, buy the people and for the people.  Those who enter this country by going through the proper and lawful procedures are more than welcome.  Glad to have them.  Those who wish to start their new lives by breaking the laws of their new country have no idea what America stands for.  “Authorities whether federal, state or municipal…are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues.”  Oops, that’s the Mexican Population Law, article 67. Apparently other countries think that their boarders are more important than ours.   The new Arkansas law on the other hand is very similar to federal laws already on the books.  The problem seems to be that no one is doing anything to protect us

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under the existing laws.  If you can’t get protection from the existing authorities, you have to protect yourself. 

          ‘Students Kicked off Campus for wearing American flag clothing on the Mexican holiday of Sinco de mayo at Live Oak high school in Morgan Hill.  "They said we could wear it on any other day, but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today.”’[111] Some Mexican students said they were offended.  The celebration of Sinco de mayo is a celebration of Independence Day.  Not America’s independence, its Mexico’s independence.  In case some of you don’t know – July 4th. is the Independence Day for Americans.  Americans celebrate July 4th, not May 5th.  What’s next?  Guatemala’s Independence Day, Germany’s, Australia’s, China’s, or how about Canada?  This is the United States of America.  Join us or leave us, but don’t keep trying to divide us and destroy us.

           Should we be Americans or hyphenated Americans?  As far as I am concerned, hyphenated Americans are not whole hearted Americans; plus I don’t want the burden of being an English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Austrian-American.  I’m not saying that it’s not good to recognize ones heritage.  Part of my heritage is that my family has been here since the 1620’s.  They broke away from the country they left.   It’s all about a new life.  Out with the old and in with the new.  It’s about time that people coming to this country make the decision before hand as to whether they want to be Americans, or not.  Why would you want to come to America and not wish to be a whole hearted American?  If you like where you are; bloom where you are planted.   In both the past and present, many came here for a better life and the American dream.  It’s not a good idea to drag a bunch of old baggage with you when you are trying to change your life.  I personally celebrate Independence Day, Armistice Day, Veterans Day, D Day, V Day and any other day that commemorates the victory of America over any form of oppression.  Notice that two of the days I celebrate are the overcoming of two of the countries in my heritage.  "Let the American youth never forget,
that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and
blood of their ancestors."[112]  
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Chapter 32

Satan

          Many people have been taught that Satan is red, has horns, a tail and carries a pitchfork.   Wrong!  The Satan of this world is good looking and appealing.  He dresses like you do, with jeans, Dockers and a Che Guevara tee shirt.  Sometimes he wears an Armani suit and Florsheims.  Suffice it to say that he will meet you where he thinks you are most vulnerable.  You, I am sure, have heard the phrase ‘silver tongued devil’.  Who do you think invented crooked politicians? 

          Apparently there are people who don’t believe that Satin exists.  There are even many Christians that don’t either believe in Satan or simply don’t understand his place in this world.  It seems better for some folks to simply bury their head in the sand rather than admit that there are things they have no control over.  There is One who does have control; however, you have to know Him.  The who, and the why, will be explained. 

          According to the History book, Lucifer was not satisfied to be just one of the top angels[113].  There was an ensuing power struggle between Lucifer and God.  As you might have guessed, God won and Lucifer and those who chose his side were expelled from heaven.  Today’s demons are the angels that chose the wrong side.  Since Satan is now dealing with sour grapes and only has a limited time to have his place of authority on earth, he has to move quickly to do whatever he can to try to upset God’s plans.  Satan’s job, as he sees it, is to keep you from knowing the Lord’s plan of salvation through Jesus the Christ.  But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”[114]   He is out to steal, kill and destroy.  “He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a

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liar, and the father of it.”[115] You and your children’s souls are what he is after.  Be sober and vigilant because Satan goes around like a roaring lion looking for anyone he can devour[116].  You must see that you can no longer live as the world does, in the vanity of their own minds.[117]  “They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts”[118].  “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”[119]  “We cannot live in sin here below and then expect to live in heaven above.”[120]

          “Satan's power is over all the nations of the earth. That could be very frightening when we realize he can influence men in such a way that they are not even aware that they are being influenced toward evil. His power is so extensive that he is over all the nations of the earth. Jesus calls him the ruler of this world (John 14:30). He affects people's attitudes by moving our reasoning processes toward satisfaction of the self. He gives disinformation and stirs up our spirit.
Here is what is so perverse about this: It is not evil for one to take care of him self. What is evil is to make the satisfaction of the self more important than God or others. We are to serve God before all else (the great commandment), and the second is like it—we are on an equal par with others physically. Nowhere are we given the right or privilege by God to make ourselves greater than or more important than God or other human beings.”[121]
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therefore over mankind.  I can’t find instructions for the inquisition anywhere in the Bible, although it was carried on in the name of Christ.  I have said for years that the trouble with Christianity is the Christians and that is because of the worldly or satanic influence the Devil has over mankind.   Some people say that the ’Church’ is filled with hypocrites, which is why they choose not to attend church.  Satan has captured a lot of souls with this lie.   There is no perfect church!  If there were a perfect church, it wouldn’t be when we arrived because you and I are not perfect.  The population of hypocrites is no larger in church than it is in the unchurched world.  We simply stand out more because we are not living what we profess.  Unfortunately we all have hypocrisy in our lives.  Churches are built by men and men are not perfect. “A denomination is nothing more than a monument to a dead saint.”[122] 

          The whole idea behind the Church is to be a place to gather, learn about the Christ, and further your knowledge about Christianity, worship and fellowship with other Christians.  Judging others, discrimination, haughtiness, flaunting your personal power and or riches and gossip are all ways the devil infiltrates the Church.  Church is a place for being uplifted and sharing.  Good works are those things that are done because you have been inspired by God, not to earn salvation.  As you can imagine, Satan hates the church.  He would do anything to keep you out of it.  Where two or more are gathered in Christ’s name is church.  “Give no place to the devil.”[123]  The church should be a sanctuary from Satan so try not to bring him in with you. 

          The first amendment of the Constitution of the United States says that the government cannot interfere with the free exercise of our religion.  This is combined with the right of free speech.  Any idea why those who are influenced by Satan are fighting the first amendment? 

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Chapter 33

Light Bulbs

          As we might expect, our governmental officials don’t seem to care about its citizens when it comes to lighting, both in public buildings and in our homes.  There are forms of lighting that adversely affect many Americans.  It is the goal, however, to make it mandatory for us to use this form of lighting.  People with migraine headaches, tension headaches, post concussion syndrome (brain injury), epilepsy, photophobia (according to Wikipedia there are over 340 conditions that can cause photophobia) and other conditions can have mild to severe reactions from fluorescent lighting. The problems caused by this type of lighting, such as loss of muscle control, nausea, vertigo, weakness, eye strain, eye discomfort, migraine headaches, and seizures don’t seem to matter.   There are millions of Americans that are adversely affected by fluorescent lighting.  We need to take a hard look at ways to accommodate those people that it affects. 
          “Fluorescent lights are gas filled tubes. The gas gets excited by electric pulses and emits light. The item responsible for exciting the gas is called a ballast.  Ballasts emit pulses of electricity. These pulses turn the light on and off quite fast. The rate of these pulses is quite high, high enough that you don’t see it. But that doesn’t mean you don’t notice it.    Some people have sensitivity to this flicker. They perceive the variations in intensity of the light source and it messes up their system.”[124] Those who are affected by flicker must forgo visits to the buildings where this type of lighting is in use.  Now, the current thinking is that the old incandescent light bulbs should be taken off the market.  Then only the harmful lighting would be available.  Whatever happened to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990?   Disability is defined by the ADA as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity."  Shouldn’t being able to function, in pursuit of normal activities, count as a major life activity? 
“On September 25, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law
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the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). This was intended to give broader protections for disabled workers and "turn back the clock" on court rulings which Congress deemed too restrictive. The ADAAA includes a list of major life activities. Effective January 1, 2009, the ADAAA broadened the interpretations and added to the ADA examples of "major life activities" including, but not limited to, "caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working" as well as the operation of several specified ‘major bodily functions.’ ”[125]  In my opinion, the use of florescent lighting and the subsequent attempts at banning incandescent lighting constitutes   discrimination, abuse and exclusionary practice.  
          “I know there may have been concerns that the ADA may be too vague or too costly, or may lead endlessly to litigation. But I want to reassure you right now that my administration and the United States Congress have carefully crafted this Act. We've all been determined to ensure that it gives flexibility, particularly in terms of the timetable of implementation; and we've been committed to containing the costs that may be incurred.... Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.”[126]

          Under Title III of the ADA, no individual may be discriminated against on the basis of disability with regards to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation by any person who owns, leases (or leases to), or operates a place of public accommodation.  "Public accommodations" include most places of lodging (such as inns and hotels), recreation, transportation, education, and dining, along with stores, care providers, and places of public displays, among other things.

          Jesus is the light of the world[127] and as we all know, He never changes.  He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  That tells me the light of God does not flicker.
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Chapter 34

Government Church

          The separation of church and state, if that is how you want to phrase it, is in actuality, a one way street.  The first amendment says that the government cannot interfere with our religious practices.  It also says that the federal government can’t set up a state church.  For some time now our government has been putting more and more restrictions on our churches.  To participate in a faith based program the church must follow government dictates.  To have the tax exemptions to which churches are entitled, you must limit what you say from the pulpit.  Apparently what the Word of God says can be determined by progressives, when they are in power, to be hate speech.  There is a simple answer to this – DON’T TAKE THE MONEY!  Render to Cesar’s what Cesar’s is, and to God what is God’s.  The Church belongs to God, not Caesar.  Believers, you are the Church, and if also an American citizen, your rights are given by God, not the government.   Isn’t it about time you started standing up for your rights and freedoms?   Since we have the freedom of speech and free exercise of religion, the only way these rights can be limited is if we allow it to happen.  It doesn’t matter if you are a believer in God or are an atheist, if our first amendment rights are limited, we all loose. 

          I haven’t heard the expression ‘apostate church’ used in years but I am convinced that what is happening too many of our churches today qualifies under that heading.  We are told in the Bible that there will be many to come in the name of Christ, and if not for the Holy Spirit, even the ‘elect’ could be misled.  Since we know that there is only one Christ, we know to be vigilantly looking for these imposters.  Are we so lazy or frightened that we won’t confront what we know to be wrong?  If your church is not teaching Jesus as Savior, a personal relationship with the Christ and that the Bible is the inerrant word of God; it’s not a Christian church.  As I have said before, Jesus is an absolutist and so am I.  The current thinking, that everything is relative, is simply a lie of the Devil.

          As has been documented ad infinitum, we started out as a Christian nation.  Mostly because of this fact, we prospered and grew and the Lord blessed our efforts.  A creeping disease within our nation has been growing

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and today seems to be out of control.  Just recently our president announced that we were not a Christian nation.  How did we become this corrupt?  How did it come about that we accept Satan’s values over that of the Lord?  Did we forget that sin is anything that separates us from God?  Did we forget that our declaration of Independence declares our dependence on God (Providence) for our rights?
          “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man puts forth, that shall he also receive back.”[128] “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”[129]  This is our God and The God of our nation.  How long are we going to stand for the few who, knowing it or not, are working to remove His blessing from us.  If we keep going in the same direction the following is true - "The future ain't what it used to be"[130]

          Because of my relationship with Christ, I have a certain world view and outlook on life.  It is not my place to condemn you for your beliefs if they are different from mine, but rather to join with you to further our nation as our founding documents suggest.  This is one of the main tenants of our Christian nation.  I don’t care what your situation is; you could have a better and more fulfilling life if you had a relationship with the one true and living God.  It is not my duty however, to force you into that relationship.  Conversely, it is not our governments place to interfere with that relationship. 

          Recently, our leadership has started to distance our country from the state of Israel.  We as a nation, since Israel was restored as a nation, have been a supporter and protector of Israel.  God said He would bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel.  Since God considers Jerusalem as being His city, I think at this point we are sitting on the precipice of destruction.


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[1] All liberals are not bad people, although, due to the way they have lumped all conservatives in the same nasty ways, it serves some of them right.  It’s the ultra lefties that are the problem, in the same way as the ultra rightists
[3] Thomas Jefferson
[4] Ronal Reagan
[5] Thomas Jefferson
[6] The Peter Principle
[7] Charlie Daniels
[8] Thomas Jefferson
[9] Thomas Jefferson
[10] John Stossel
[11] John Hagee
[12] D. James Kennedy
[13] David Horowitz
[15] David Jeremiah
[16] Manhattan Declaration, 2009
[17] Gleaned from a story by David Jeremiah
[18] Proverbs 3:9-10
[19] Jesus, Luke 6:38
[20]  Matthew 5:45
[21] Jack Hayford
[22] Jesus
[23] Keith Oberman MSNBC
[24] Declaration of Independence
[25] Declaration of Independence
[26] Declaration of Independence
[27] Ed Young
[28] The Bible
[29] Jimmy Evans
[30] Ecclesiastes  1:2 and 12:13,14
[31] Declaration of Independence
[32]  Deuteronomy 30: 19-20
[33] Rush Limbaugh
[34] D. James Kennedy
[35] John Dumphy
[36] Paul Blanshard
[37] John F. Kennedy
[38] John F. Kennedy
[39] John Ankerberg
[40] Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
[41] David Rockefeller “Memoirs”2002
[42] Henry Kissinger July 18,1993
[43] CIA world fact book –USA religious breakdown


[44] Jeremiah 1:5
[45] John Dickinson 1768
[46] Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
[47] Wikipedia
[48] New York Times  Aug. 22, 2009
[49] Know Thine Enemy By NOAM COHEN Published: August 22, 2009 in New York Times
[50] Know Thine Enemy By NOAM COHEN Published: August 22, 2009 in New York Times
[51] Proverbs 29:2   
[52] Proverbs 14:34
[53] Margaret Thatcher –British Prime Minister
[54] Bastard - meaning that they have no founding fathers and no respect for them
[55] John Adams
[56] Thomas Jefferson
[57] The Trinity decision of 1892
[58] Ronald Reagan
[59] Glenn Beck
[60] Rev. Jim Wallace, spiritual advisor to President Obama
[61] Thomas Jefferson
[62] Marco Rubio
[63] George Washington
[64] Ronald Reagan
[65] James Madison
[66] Thomas Jefferson
[67] George Washington
[68] Thomas Jefferson
[69] Thomas Jefferson
[70] Ronald Reagan
[71] John Adams
[72] The Battles Are Engaged – Rick’s Rantings 2-10-2010
[73] Why Do I Rant – Rick’s Rantings 3-7-2010
[74] www.discoverthenetworks.org
[75] James Merritt
[76] Christian children’s song, Words by C. Herbert Woolston, music by George F. Root
[77] Hosea 4: 6
[78] Ronald Reagan
[79] Ronald Reagan
[80] Charlie Daniels
[81] Service Employees International Union
[83] Lyndon Johnson
[84] George Jean Nathan
[85] Billy Graham
[86] Grover Cleveland
[87] John F. Kennedy
[88] Margaret Thatcher
[89] Genesis 12:3
[90] Barack Obama – “Audacity of Hope”
[91] Luke 6:28
[92] John Quincy Adams
[93] Old French proverb
[94] D. James Kennedy
[95] Carl Marx (Co-author, The Communist Manifesto)
[96] Frederick Engles  (Co-author, The Communist Manifesto)
[97] Ronald Reagan
[98] Mark Twain
[99] CIA world fact book –USA religious breakdown
[100] 2 Corinthians 4:4
[101] Dr. James Merritt
[102] Dr. James Merritt
[103] Benjamin Franklin
[104] Thomas Sowell
[105] Arnold J. Toynbee
[106] 2 Chronicles 7:14
[107] http://www.wallbuilders.com/
[108] George William Curtis
[109] George Washington
[110] Wikipedia
[111] http://www.breitbart.tv/students-kicked-off-campus-for-wearing-american-flag-tees/
[112] Joseph Story
[113] Isaiah 14:13-14
[114] II Corinthians 4:3-4
[115] John 8:44
[116] 1 Peter 5:8
[117] Ephesians 4:17
[118] Ephesians 4:18
[119] 2 Timothy 3:16-17
[120] D. James Kennedy
[121] John W. Ritenbaugh
[122] Jean Mulholland
[123] Ephesians 4:18
[124] About.com
[125] Wipikedia.com
[126] Pres. George W. Bush
[127] John 8:12 
[128] Galatians 6:7
[129] Chronicles II 7:14
[130] Yogi Berra 
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