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The Paradox of Freedom

What is the paradox of freedom?  The following quote from Os Guinness sheds some light, he states, “Finally, freedom always faces a fundamental moral challenge. Freedom requires order and, therefore, restraint; yet, the only restraint that does not contradict freedom is self-restraint, which is the very thing that freedom undermines when it flourishes.”  Reflecting upon this statement might cause you to feel that America is doomed to bondage by either the tyrannical hand of the minority or else the madness of the mob.  However, America’s founders saw another option.

What America’s founders envisioned was a system whereby God was Sovereign over each individual- making each individual accountable to God for virtue and purpose- while the people of the nation enjoyed sovereignty over their government- with each branch of government accountable to the people for securing the blessings of liberty.  It was thought to be a risky experiment and one which would only long endure if, as Benjamin Franklin quipped, “we could keep it.”

Of course, from the secularist point of view, the idea of a Republic based upon the virtue of its people is pure religiosity which only seeks to control their individual pursuit of happiness- no matter how darkly defined.  This is the stubborn insistence of the Democrat Party- and is why they represent an existential threat to the great American experiment in freedom.  Again, Os Guinness brings perspective as he pens, “There’s no question about the earlier menace of the Nazis and the Communists and now Islamic Extremists, but in the end the ultimate threat to the American Republic will be Americans. The problem is not wolves at the door, but termites in the floor.”  In our opinion, the Democrat Party represents the “termites in America’s floor.”  Do you understand that unless we exterminate the termite infestation by “Never Voting for Any Democrat- Ever,” that America’s foundation will collapse?

As you watch the Democrat Party advocate for unsecured borders, chaotic language, and an anti-God culture, do you ever wonder if they are purposely seeking to incrementally collapse America’s foundation?  Is it possible that the separation of powers- with a people sovereign over them- is simply unpalatable to the intellectually arrogant elite?  Is it also possible that we the people have not “kept it” partially because we live in a Church age where we believe we have need of nothing- especially accountability to God for individual virtue and purpose? Continue reading The Paradox of Freedom

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America- Riding the Wave of History

The United States of America has been a significant player relative to its rather short history.  Moving from a vast wilderness upon its discovery, to the hallmark of freedom it currently represents, the United States of America has ridden the wave of history as a virtuous people.  Will this legendary and historic wave ride continue?

Just for fun, let’s consider what makes a great wave riding surfer.  According to Surfer Magazine’s online article of July 22nd, 2010, Kelly Slater is considered to be the greatest surfer of all time.  They opine, Kelly appeared on the scene with an aura of absolute confidence. His style was fluid, fast, and fully formed, unlike that of any young surfer I had ever seen. He had it all, and right then I could see he was going to take surfing down an entirely new road, and scarily, he saw it too….. Now, some 20 years later, Kelly’s competitive statistics numb the brain. He qualified for the tour in 1991, won the World Title his rookie year in 1992, and since then has been a terminator, systematically destroying every competitive record out there, erasing from the record books every great name from every generation of the sport, including Mark Richards (four consecutive World Titles), Tom Curren (33 event wins), and Mark Occhilupo (oldest World champ). He has built a grand edifice of success that will cast a long shadow over everyone that comes in his wake; Nine World Titles, five of them consecutive, the oldest at 36 and the youngest at 20, 40 ASP event wins, six Pipeline Masters… Kelly is at once the most popular surfer in the world and, after all these years, still its biggest enigma. It must be a little lonely for the greatest surfer of all time, out there in his self-created stratosphere. But we need him.

We need him to keep coming up with crazy designs, we need him to keep risking his life at Teahupoo and Pipe, and we need him to keep breaking records, crushing competitors’ generations his junior. We need him to keep inspiring us.  No sportsman in the world anywhere has for so many years been so far ahead of his peers—not Tiger, Lance, Ali, Michael Jordan, Gretsky, or Federer. None of these all-time greats have come close to his record of total dominance.  Quite simply, there is surfing before Kelly Slater, and then there is surfing now.”

We see a metaphorical comparison between Kelly Slater’s dominance of surfing and America’s epic place as a rider upon some of the great waves of history.  Many consider America to be the greatest nation of all time.  When America was born, she was unlike any young nation history had ever seen.  America’s founding principles have been likened to a 5000-year leap in human governance.  America grew quickly and gained strength, confidence, and significance, unlike any nation which came before. Continue reading America- Riding the Wave of History

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The Tactics of a Marxist Takeover

Even the untrained eye can clearly see that the Democrat Party has fully embraced the ugliness of a Socialist Communist Fascist Marxist agenda.  They do not even try to hide it.  They promise the utopian delusion of “Democratic Socialism” to their throngs of brainwashed “useful idiots” forcing the big lie upon us all.  Is it too late to become wise to the Democrat Party’s spurious schemes and reverse their takeover of our free market, limited government, conceived in liberty, American experiment?

Please note- many of your fellow citizens are of the belief that it is too late for America.  They believe that a bloodless coup has already taken place and that America has forever crossed the Rubicon of Marxist pipe dreams whereby subsequent troubles are sure to follow.  They ask questions like: Are our elections rigged?  Are powerful global forces guiding American policy?  Is any of our media information honest and fair?  Do our schools teach American civil liberty or are they Marxist indoctrination camps which prey on innocent minds?  Sadly, these are all valid questions.

So, how do Marxists impose their philosophy upon a nation?  According to retired General Jerry Boykin, Marxist nations, like Cuba, Venezuela, and China used the following tactics to impose Marxist regimes upon their people.  They:

  • Nationalize large sectors of their economy.
  • Redistribute wealth.
  • Discredit their opposition.
  • Censor speech and public expression.
  • Control gun ownership.
  • Develop a constabulary force which controls their population.

Now, let’s take Boykin’s model of how Marxists take over a nation and compare it to the agenda of the Democrat Party.  Regarding:

  • Nationalization- The Democrat Party has already nationalized health care. They have largely nationalized the K-12 school system.  They don’t need to bother nationalizing the press because the mainstream media has already rolled over and become the lap dog of the Democrat Party.  During the 2008 financial crisis, the Democrat Party made it clear that they wanted to nationalize the banks, but somehow they missed their chance.  In fact, there is no industry or sector of the economy that they don’t want to control- they are merely waiting for the proper crisis to pounce.
  • Redistribution of money- The Democrat Party openly admits that their solution to income inequality is to use the coercive power of government to redistribute wealth. Can you say, “More Taxation without Representation?”
  • Discrediting the opposition- The Democrat Party has established a network of operatives solely dedicated to discrediting conservative thinkers, military veterans, and Americans which hold to a Christian worldview. Just peruse a few social websites with memes from your favorite Democrat Party supporter and you will find a litany of the most discrediting, dishonoring, and dishonest propaganda ever imagined.  Or, check out the comedy scene and listen as every conservative ideal and/or Christian worldview is made a laughingstock.  Watch a movie or a television show and see if you can get through it without some comment, theme, or mockery which discredits those who would dare stand in the way of the Democrat Party’s Marxist agenda in America.
  • Censorship- The Democrat Party and their operatives in the ACLU work tirelessly to censor any mention of God or Jesus in the public square. They have passed laws which prevent pastors from sharing their thoughts on political matters from their pulpits.  They are the architects of a politically correct atmosphere designed to censor open dialogue, discussion, and debate.  And, they would shut down every radio show, television show, and internet site which offered a conservative Christian worldview, if they had the power to do so.
  • Gun control- The Democrat Party wants to limit how one buys and sells guns. They are interested in allowing the United Nations to dictate gun control standards for American citizens, and they embrace a system which largely removes gun ownership from the general public- similar to controls found in Australia or some European nations.
  • Establishment of a constabulary force- The Democrat Party would like to have a force as powerful as the United States Military which deals with domestic issues and American citizens. They are interested in reducing the power of local police agencies and are in favor of a nationalized police force- the first incremental step which is federally imposed standard procedures.

Continue reading The Tactics of a Marxist Takeover

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Make America Sane Again

As America has drifted from its Constitutional moorings, moorings which provided for secure borders, a unifying language, and a Judeo-Christian culture, large numbers of its citizens have literally rallied to “Make America Great Again,” “Make America Safe Again,” “Make America Work Again,” “Make America First Again,” and “Make America One Again.”  All of these rallying cries are reasonable on their face and the sort of motivational rhetoric which is designed to help people dream of a better tomorrow.  However, one must wonder if making America “great, safe, work, first and one” again is not a bit premature?  Is it possible to be an awesome, secure, productive, unified people who lead the world if large numbers of our citizenry are not sane?  Maybe our rallying cry should be, “Make America Sane Again.”

Of course, the simple way to sanity is to “Never Vote for Any Democrat – Ever,” and often the simple way is the best way when dealing with the complexities of a world gone mad.  However, by diving a bit deeper, we hope to strengthen your resolve and peak your hope as you “Never Vote for Any Democrat – Ever.”

So, first, let’s try and understand how the world has gone mad.  For instance, many members of the Democrat Party have gone “power mad” and have resorted to using propaganda to enslave entire voting demographics- all in an attempt to feed an insatiable lust for power, control and privilege.  The media has gone “mind control mad” using its medium to brainwash its audiences with liberal dogma wrapped in sexual arousal and emotional manipulation.  Institutions of learning have gone “intellectually arrogant mad” punishing those whose ideas do not conform to the beliefs of secular elitist ideologies.  And, many businesses have gone “technologically mad” inventing new ways to twist minds and manipulate hearts using big data, fancy algorithms, and promises of a utopian tomorrow free from the perceived shackles of a Judeo-Christian worldview– replacing moral rectitude with political correctness.

Now, let’s try and take a peek at the spiritual underbelly of this madness.  There is an interesting story in Mark 5:1-18 where Jesus encounters a man who has gone utterly mad, by any clinical definition.

Scene one, we are introduced to a man who apparently has a demonic infestation which causes him to live in a cave which is in a cemetery.  When he goes for a walk, he ends up wandering about howling and cutting himself.  And, if that were not creepy enough, he has the ability to break chains and shackles with supernatural strength. 

Scene two, taking the story to another level, we see Jesus wander into this spooky situation.  As you might imagine, this “man gone mad” and Jesus enjoy some lively banter upon which, Jesus, with a word, casts a legion of demons into a herd of pigs- which then stampede off a cliff into some body of water- where they all drown.

Scene three, the locals arrive on the scene to see this once insane man now clean shaven, well dressed, and totally sane.  The people who live in the area are amazed at the Might of the miracle performed by Jesus.  The now sane man asks to go with Jesus, but Jesus says, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” (Mark 5:19 NLT)  So, the sane man proceeds to visit the ten towns of the region telling everybody of the wonderfulness of Jesus.  Cue happy ending!

There may be a metaphorical parallel here between Jesus’s healing of an insane man and America’s need to be sane again.  Do you see where this is going? Continue reading Make America Sane Again

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The Impossibly Stubborn Versus The Wickedly Stubborn

What does it mean to be unmanipulatable, unbribable, undeterrable, impossibly stubborn people?  What does it mean to stubbornly love America?  What does it mean to stubbornly hate America?  Ultimately, what is the difference between impossibly stubborn and wickedly stubborn?

From the book, “Christian Courage, and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization,” Os Guinness describes a people who stubbornly refuse to conform.  He suggests that “impossibly stubborn people” are designed to resist and reverse the decline of the West’s Judeo-Christian culture.  In essence, to frustrate the Democrat Party and their leftist cabal by purposely living out a belief in a Godly destiny for Western Civilization which counters the Democrat Party’s delusional and secular worldview.

So, will impossibly stubborn Christians arise in this hour?  Will Western Civilization be saved by an impossibly stubborn people willing to represent the Way, the Truth and the Life to those who are ensnared in the politically correct lies of the Marxist Fascist Democrat Party?  Of course, impossible stubbornness in this context is a good type of stubbornness.  This good stubbornness resolves itself to stand for what is right, honorable, and Godly.  Impossibly stubborn Christians will speak out against the lying propaganda of the Democrat Party, they will be unmanipulated by the bias of the media, they will not be bribed by big government hand-outs, and they will be undeterred by the social pressure upon them to stay home, be quiet, and keep their opinion to themselves.  And, if Western Civilization is to survive and thrive, so that its Godly destiny is realized, impossibly stubborn Christians must rally all to “Never Vote for Any Democrat – Ever!”

Additionally, these impossibly stubborn Christians will also stubbornly love America and its people.  This impossibly stubborn love will manifest as a love for secure borders, a unifying language, and a strong Judeo-Christian culture.  This impossibly stubborn love will arise as a desire to see inner cities revived and awakened- first by rejecting the failed leadership of the Democrat Party’s corrupt elitists- then by implementing high impact solutions.  These impossibly stubborn Christians will raise their voices and their pens to refute, debate and press important issues in the public square until the day is won by the Truth.  And, the political truth is that loving America means opposing the platform of the Democrat Party, it means having a profoundly deep and impossibly stubborn love for America which will not be moved by the fearful and hateful rhetoric of the Democrat Party and their minions throughout society.

Of course, impossibly stubborn Christians are needed in this hour to counter the wicked stubbornness of those who hate America.  These wickedly stubborn haters of America seek open borders, the disunity and chaos which arises as language is confused, and ultimate control over populations whose affections must be upon the state, not Almighty God.  It is the wickedly stubborn haters of America, and Western Civilization in general, who have stolen the public square, the halls of education, and the media’s microphone.  Their wickedly stubborn hatred drips with sarcasm, elitist superiority, intellectual arrogance, and ridiculous distortions of reality.  These Communist, Socialist, Fascist, Democrat Party members care nothing for the hardships they foist upon their supporters, nor the nation(s) which their policies devastate. Continue reading The Impossibly Stubborn Versus The Wickedly Stubborn

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Wrestling

Imagine a classic wrestling match between two powerful athletes.  Both are attempting to use strength, speed, leverage and cunning to pin the other.  If you have ever wrestled, then you know that just three minutes of “combat” is extremely exhausting.  Often wrestlers will just press against each other waiting for an opening to make a move or to counter a move.  Wrestling is a sport of endurance and resolve.

According to Wikipedia, Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two (occasionally more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position.”  And, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius put wrestling in perspective when he said, “The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.”

Can you see the metaphorical comparison to politics in America as juxtaposed against the larger societal wrestling match?  The political parties in America are constantly wrestling to gain a superior position so that they may “pin” their opponent and win some legislative objective or public office.  Nothing aggravates citizens more than watching their representative pinned or else tap out.  America’s Founding Fathers did a great job ensuring that no branch of government would able to easily pin the other – preferring long wrestling matches to dictatorial mandate or anarchy.

Today, as we wrestle against the Democrat Party, by declaring that Americans must choose to “Never Vote for Any Democrat – Ever,” we are wrestling not against people, but rather against the ideology and philosophies represented by the Democrat Party.  We do not want to see the Democrat Party’s agenda advanced using the coercive strength of government – especially a government as deeply resourced as the United States of America.

So, as the Democrat Party wrestles against our nation’s secure borders, unifying language, and Judeo-Christian culture, we must wrestle back by electing those who will secure our borders, insist on a unifying language, and encourage a strong Judeo-Christian culture.  We must pray for the type of spiritual awakening which allows the wrestling over America to be won by patriotic God-fearing Americans.  The Christian church in America must win this wrestling match if America hopes to be found a “sheep nation” at Jesus’s return. Continue reading Wrestling

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Psychological Warfare

The Democrat Party, and its operatives across society, are actively engaged in psychological warfare against the American people.  You see, the Democrat Party is at war against the Judeo-Christian foundation of our nation.  They believe that their Marxist utopian vision is superior to America’s founding cultural norms and they desire to seize power to prove their point.  Never mind the fact that they are incapable of making a rational argument as to why they should lead – thus the use of PSYOPS.

Dictionary.com defines psychological warfare (PSYOPS) as, “the use of propaganda, threats, and other psychological techniques to mislead, intimidate, demoralize, or otherwise influence the thinking or behavior of an opponent.”  Spend a few minutes online and you will be inundated by Marxist propaganda designed to spread the big lie of their worldview, but the Democrat Party’s PSYOPS go much further.  They encourage their operatives, seemingly via favors and quid pro quo winks, to wage psychological warfare against the American people – all to gain power.  This behavior is despicable and has a profoundly negative effect on our nation, but the Democrat Party cares so little for this nation, or its people, that they never-the-less continue to seek power utilizing all forms of psychological warfare.

Let’s waken your senses with a few examples. 

Example 1 – The media is controlled by operatives of the Democrat Party, therefore they create headlines and attach pictures which communicate a distorted view of any Conservative person.  The more popular a Conservative leader is, the more vicious the media is in their destruction.  Sarah Palin and Donald Trump have garner extremely large crowds and so receive the blunt end of the media’s PSYOPS against their personality and personage.  Conservative TV, radio and internet personalities, with large followings, are also victims of these PSYOPS, but they at least have media platforms with which to fight back.

The desired result of the Democrat Party’s media PSYOP is to convince you that Conservatives are unfit, unstable, unhinged, undisciplined, or unreliable causing you to deeply fear being subjected to their leadership decisions.  Of course, the absolute opposite is the truth.  It is the Democrat Party’s leadership which is to be feared and must be utterly rejected at the polls.

Example 2 – Educational institutions are intellectually rotting from within as Democrat Party sympathizers occupy coveted tenured teaching positions which they then use to intimidate their students into liberal lockstep.  Most of these young people are defenseless, needing a credential and lacking a fully formed frontal lobe.  And, rather than teaching these vulnerable student the truth of how America’s greatness came forth through a robust Judeo-Christian culture, these intellectually arrogant teachers use their authority and their opportunity to intimidate and brainwash these confused young people.  This PSYOP is destroying the lives of these young adults, and as such they have become helpless victims of a Democrat Party machine which could care less about their hopes or dreams.  A machine which is willing to use them as “useful idiots” to gain and keep power.  When will we wake up to the madness and swarm the elections places to “Never Vote for Any Democrat – Ever?” Continue reading Psychological Warfare

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Flags at Half-Staff

Flying a flag at half-staff or half-mast is generally done as sign of respect, mourning, or distress.  There are specific laws in the United States which govern flying the United States flag at half mast, which include honoring public officials who have died, remembering tragic events like 9/11, and upon Presidential Executive Orders to honor a specific national sadness.  Interestingly, according to Bartram, G., in A Guide to Flag Protocol in the United Kingdom, an extract from the book British Flags and Emblems”, The Flag Institute, “the flag is lowered to make room for an “invisible flag of death” flying above.”

With that, allow us to make an unscientific observation, “the United States Flag has been at half-staff quite often as of late.”  It seems that we have been dealing with lots of tragedy.  Police officers have been targeted, average people on the street in Nice France were run down, night club goers in Orlando were slain – apparently for being gay – and on and on.  So, apparently – our flags fly at half-staff – as the invisible flag of death flies above us.

So, how did this happen?  How did we end up with an invisible flag of death flying above America and all of Western Civilization?  Well, our hypothesis is that we have a horrific convergence of radicals whom on the one hand believe that Western Civilization is evil – and whom on the other hand believe that Western Civilization is unjust.  One wants a worldwide caliphate, while the other wants a Marxist utopia.  Both are horribly deceived, but have garnered enough resources to force many a flag to half-staff – on what seems to be an alarmingly regular basis.

Could this be why the Socialist, Communist, Fascist Democrat Party has no desire for any pause in Muslim immigration?  Could this be why the Democrat Party refuses to acknowledge that radical Islamic elements are at war with Western Civilization?  Of course, it is impossible to know for sure what thought process leads a member of the Democrat Party to any of their utter false conclusions, but it is clear that their positional power is being used in ways which are increasingly irresponsible.  This is why we must take their positional power from them by “Never Voting for Any Democrat – Ever.”

We must realize the danger we face by allowing the Democrat Party, in its current iteration, to remain in power.  In fact, all of Western Civilization must wake up to the danger that liberalism is foisting upon each unique ethnos of the Western world.  You see, a Godless secularized worldview, which seeks to remove the Judeo-Christian ethical value system, is a worldview destined for horrors and tyranny.  It is altogether likely that the half-mast phenomena is nothing more than a foreboding sign of what awaits mankind should we continue down the path suggested by the agenda and platform of the Democrat Party. Continue reading Flags at Half-Staff

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Free Enterprise Isn’t Free

If the thought of free enterprise makes you angry, sad, confused, or belligerent, then you are probably a Democrat.  Free enterprise is freeing, but it is not free.  While it is one of the greatest ways for societies to self-organize, it does nothing for those who desire control and elite status.  Free enterprise is a great equalizer, but it does demand that each person find a way to add value to society to gain a better life.  Also, in free enterprise, wealth can be accumulated and even lived on for a few generations, but will eventually run out.  And, this is why the Democrat Party and its quislings find free enterprise so repulsive – their intellectual arrogance and sense of self entitlement simply produces nothing a free enterprise society desires.  As such, these self-appointed geniuses are reduced to working alongside the rest of us to find a way to add real value to society – and they really just hate that.

Of course, the Democrat Party could have chosen to step up and offer public policies which furthered the cause of America’s economic strength and prosperity, but that would require them to participate in a free market system.  And, they don’t really see themselves as servants who must offer value as individuals to other individuals in order to thrive, but rather as superior elitist masters.  Why else would they be so intellectually dishonest as to propagandize people to support Socialism, Communism and Fascism despite the historically horrific consequences?  Sadly, the “useful idiots” who support the Democrat Party, and ironically whose best chance at a better life is released through free enterprise, have no idea that the Democrat Party is using them as pawns in some power mad chess match – while they continue to suffer and wallow under the Democrat Party’s strong delusion.

A moral education, coupled with a Christ-like heart to serve, as unleashed in a free enterprise environment generally results in accumulated capital for good deeds.  A centralized government controlled economy run by the “cool kids” will ultimately collapse.  Hybrids of Socialism and free enterprise will hobble from economic crisis to economic crisis until they can hobble no more.

So, let’s take a step back and be clear.  What exactly is free enterprise and what makes it so powerful and liberating?  Continue reading Free Enterprise Isn’t Free

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Romantic Fantasies

Members of the Democrat Party seem to live in the make-believe world of romantic fantasies.  They sell their policy positions as some idealized romantic storyline which is totally divorced from reality.  Of course, in reality, the power mad masters of the Democrat Party are casting a romantic spell upon the poor “useful idiots,” hungry for love, who unknowingly suckle at the teat of their delusion.  Making matters worse are academics, a media hierarchy, and a Hollywood elite which spread these romantic fantasies as though they were true.

Somehow, as though from a Twilight Zone episode, the Socialist, Communist, Fascist Democrat Party takes every single public policy issue, sprinkles it with magic fairy dust, and turns it into a romantic fantasy.  However, in reality their policy positions are just another iteration of the same bad ideas which have devastated people groups throughout history.

For instance, reality dictates that a secure border is necessary in a dangerous world.  However, the Democrat Party needs an open border to support their political takeover strategy.  So, since no reality based argument can be made for an open border, instead sprinkle some romantic fantasy fairy dust on the issue and you have huddled masses who only want to mow the yard for a glass of water.  With that, all the irrational emotion of deluded Democrat Party operatives can be released in a tidal wave of self-congratulatory wonderfulness – while the nation and the immigrants suffer.  How long must this sort of madness continue?  When will we wake from these sorts of romantic fantasies and together agree to Never Vote for Any Democrat – Ever?

If we really cared about poor immigrants, we would develop real public policy which rewarded them fairly for their work and transported them safely from one sovereign nation to the other.  This is a human tragedy which makes America less safe while exploiting the honest immigrant looking for work.  This is a problem which can be solved as a win-win with a secure border and a legal process for immigrant workers.  Unfortunately, this does nothing to feed the Democrat Party’s need for more “useful idiots” as they seize power unto themselves.  So, instead we do nothing as the Democrat Party spews romantic fantasies keeping their constituents in bondage to their lies.  Sadly, this example is but one public policy debate among dozens which are impossible to solve because of the Democrat Party’s emotional manipulation via romantic fantasy.  Of course, without the use of this control drama technique the Democrat Party would have nothing to offer and would no longer have their positions of power – which seems to be all they really care about.

So, why is a romantic fantasy or a romanticized vision of love such a bad thing for our nation?  Consider a necessary distinction between real love and romantic fantasy. Romantic fantasy is easily detached from reality, thereby threatening a healthy Republic, as it is primarily a disproportionate emotional response to a societal issue.  Romantic fantasies provide a distraction from developing authentic solutions, which are rooted in choice, healthy decisions, and habits.  The role of love, on the other hand, can be a positive one.  Love, if properly integrated into the culture of a nation breeds mutual knowledge, lively ideation, and great togetherness.  Additionally, true friendship grounded in virtue, comprises one of the key ingredients in brotherly love and indeed can be the seed from which authentic love for one’s nation blossoms.   However, when love turns into a romantic fantasy it becomes divorced from reality and this departure from truth can be harmful.  Can you see what the Democrat Party is doing to you?  Can you see how they are manipulating your emotions such that you are doing their bidding while failing to accomplish any of your compassionate and loving goals?  Are you yet ready to Never Vote for Any Democrat – Ever? Continue reading Romantic Fantasies

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The Death of America’s Judeo-Christian Culture

The Democrat Party and their operatives in academia and the media are practically dancing on the grave of America’s Judeo-Christian culture.  Over the past 50 years, the Democrat Party has embraced policies designed to remove the Judeo-Christian nature of America from its very fabric.  After watching their Socialist, Communist, Fascist, and elitist beliefs fail time and time again the world over, the Democrat Party realized that to make their twisted ideology work they needed a society of zombies – people so uneducated, unaware, unmotivated, and uninspired that they could be easily propagandized and manipulated.  And, to do this they needed to remove the source of all creativity, wisdom, knowledge, awareness, motivation and inspiration – God – especially the Judeo-Christian God.

You see, if a nation has a Judeo-Christian culture, it values the rule of law, personal property rights, national sovereignty – as defined by its borders and language – and freedom.  Also, America’s Judeo-Christian culture infused it with a sense of individual liberties which were to be protected, and a Constitutional form of governance which was to provide balance in order to avoid tyrannies – whether it come from elitists, government power, or the mob.  All of these Judeo-Christian principles are an anathema to the agenda of the Democrat Party.  Can you begin to understand why they are “hell-bent” on removing the Judeo-Christian God from every aspect of American society and culture?

So, obviously the Democrat Party’s agenda is a horrifically bad idea.  It is almost as though the Democrat Party searched through history for all the really bad ideas, packaged them up, and said, “Let’s make this our agenda.”  Why would they do such a thing?  Because they desire power above all else.  You and I, and our hopes and dreams, are meaningless to the Democrat Party.  Oh sure they will tell us they are all about helping us out, while they themselves are the political source of our oppression.  Clearly the last hope for America is found in the simple, yet powerful, call to action to Never Vote for Any Democrat – Ever!

So, is it really over for America?  Has the Democrat Party and their darkened worldview carried the day and killed the Judeo-Christian God of Western Civilization?  Or, as Mark Twain once wrote, is it that “Reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated…”?  We firmly believe that the Democrat Party celebrates the death of America’s Judeo-Christian culture on the eve of their own demise. Continue reading The Death of America’s Judeo-Christian Culture

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Sufficient Depravity

Christian Philosopher Dallas Willard once was asked if he believed in total depravity, he responded by saying, “I believe in sufficient depravity, I believe that every human being is sufficiently depraved that when we get to heaven, no one will be able to say, ‘I merited this.’”

Such is the stuff of politics and religion.

Depravity is defined as moral corruption and wickedness or in Christian theological terms it is the innate corruption of human nature due to original sin.  So, from a Judeo-Christian perspective, it might be fair to say that all of mankind is suffering from some measure of sufficient depravity.  This may take the form of corrupt or wicked actions, thoughts, feelings or beliefs.

Once one integrates the idea of sufficient human depravity into the mix with attempts at civilized governance, the lines of political struggle become all the more clear.  It is a testament of how remarkable and wonderful America’s system of government is as we behold political power being transferred peacefully between sufficiently depraved people.  This just does not happen easily around the world, and as such America sets the standard for how political power and governance should be handled.

Interestingly, as the “church-age” has matured so have the American ideals of domestic tranquility, the rule of law, Constitutional governance, and inalienable rights.  However, these sorts of advances in the administration of governance, which lessen the effect of sufficient depravity upon a citizenry, are only possible with a strong Judeo-Christian culture.

In Judeo-Christian societies, individuals are encouraged to actively challenge their own sufficient depravity as part of the society’s norms.  It is these norms which help the nation avoid rampant corruption and wickedness.  As a society is increasingly secularized by a plethora of individuals who celebrate depravity, the society becomes more oppressive, or else a society no more.  The cost of unchecked sufficient depravity to any nation will be either enslavement or anarchy – neither of which leads to life and life more abundantly.

Therefore, as you consider the issues facing America and the political choices before us, it becomes clear that political ideologies must be weighed against their tendency to either thicken the stench of sufficient depravity or lessen it.  So, what sort of governance keeps depravity at bay while individuals wrestle with their own corrupt tendencies?  Well, America has managed the task as well as can be expected given the fallen state of man by maintaining secure borders, a unifying language, and a strong Judeo-Christian culture.  Each of these critical items working in unison preserves the delegate balance a free society composed of sufficiently depraved individuals requires.

So, when we say, “Never Vote for Any Democrat – Ever” it is not out of some animus for the people deluded by the propaganda of the Democrat Party.  Rather it is a way of saying, the ideas and philosophies of the Democrat Party are dangerous to the maintenance of a free and prosperous people.  The destabilization of America’s borders, language, and culture has the effect of increasing lawlessness, causing confusion in communication, and putting a stake in the heart of the only solution to sufficient depravity – a strong Judeo-Christian culture.  And, the reason America has become a great nation is because its Judeo-Christian culture was not forced upon the people by the government, but was rather chosen freely by people who sought the kind of opportunity and purpose which can only be found in God. Continue reading Sufficient Depravity

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Blessing of the Upright

Here are some interesting questions to ponder: Is the Democrat Party a blessing or a curse upon America?  Do the policies and administrative actions of the Democrat Party exalt the nation or degrade it?  Do we want America to be blessed by God, or not?

Proverbs 11:11 teaches us, By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.” (ESV)  Matthew Henry in his commentary summarizes it this way, “Nations prosper when wicked men are cast down.”  Based on this, it would sure seem that America’s greatness and prosperity lies in the hands of the “upright” and their willingness to bless the nation.

So, who are the upright?  Romans 3:22 answers the question for us with little wiggle room.  It states, “And this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no distinction…” (BSB)  Likewise, who are the wicked?  Titus 1:10-16 explains, in part, the ways of the wicked, For many are rebellious and full of empty talk and deception… For the sake of dishonorable gain, they undermine entire households and teach things they should not.  As one of their own prophets has said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” …To the pure, all things are pure; but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure. Indeed, both their minds and their consciences are defiled. They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.” (BSB)

Of course the Scriptures provide far more depth and nuance for describing righteousness and wickedness, but these passages should suffice for the purposes of this discussion.

So, if the upright is anyone who accepts the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and the wicked are the empty talking deceivers, propagandists, and liars, then is the Democrat Party an upright political operation or a wicked political operation?  Obviously, they are wicked. 

Please kindly open your eyes, and your heart, and look at the truth.  The Democrat Party is rebellious, hating the police, military, and law and order in general.  They are continually claiming that which is not true – for instance, suggesting that Socialist, Communist, and Fascist ideas are better than free market Capitalism and limited government.  Wherever the Democrat Party has power, entire communities fall to crisis, families splinter, cities crumble and are abandoned, and the terror of crime and drugs becomes a daily reality.  To the Democrat Party nothing is pure or sacred – not unborn fetuses, not the freedom to pray in public settings, not even public restroom privacy.  In fact, the Apostle Paul could have been writing about the Democrat Party when he penned, They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.” (BSB) Continue reading Blessing of the Upright

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The Wedge

Wedge issues are political propaganda utilized as a divide and conquer strategy.  As you examine the socio-economic landscape of America, do you see a united or divided nation?  Most people would agree that they see a “deeply” divided nation.  How do you suppose this happened?  Who has driven a “wedge” into this nation?

Please kindly consider these questions by way of understanding the threat facing America.  Has some foreign power convinced us that we should fight amongst ourselves?  Perhaps it is extreme terrorism which has torn us apart?  What about Vladimir Putin, certainly he has done something to cause hatred in America to spike?  Of course, these assertions are ridiculous, made to make a point.  The external threats to America generally unite us – it is the politically designed “wedge” issues which are truly threatening our Republic.

Assuming you accept that “the wedge” is an accurate “threat assessment” which illuminates our current sufferings and vulnerabilities, who do you suppose are the purveyors of “the wedge?”  None other than the Democrat Party.  Yes folks, the people behind the Democrat Party’s political philosophy have engineered a diabolical scheme to seize total authoritative power by continuously driving a “wedge” into the very heart of this nation.  We suspect that the Democrat Party does this because their political platform is devoid of reason and goodness.  As such, they cannot win a debate with a reasonable, well informed electorate, so instead, they exhaust Americans with divisive issues.  Most of these issues aren’t even real – they are propagandized figments of demented imaginations bent on tearing down America’s national pride and unity.  Is this okay with you?

Is America really the home of horrific racism, rampant gender bias, sexual identity struggles, financial inequality, environmental Armageddon, and emotionally debilitating offense every time somebody sneezes or drops a hat?  Seriously,  have we been convinced by operatives of the Democrat Party’s “wedge” machine that all of American life is without merit – its citizenry is lacking in any common sense, compassion, or generosity of spirit – and that these sorts of issues are commonplace?  These assertions are ludicrous to the extreme.  What we have are issues which have a modicum of expression in various pockets throughout society – which is far different than the accusation.

Are you tired of being exhausted by operatives of the Godless Democrat Party who take any complaint, magnify it into something insidious and worthy of outrage, and then provide a solution which further splinters the nation – all to gather power to their indefensible political ideology?

Please kindly consider that there are serious consequences to the Democrat Party’s “wedge” strategy.  The weakness of our nation, by virtue of being a “house divided,” threatens our stability, way of life, and Godly destiny.  While we fight over issues which affect tiny percentages of our population, the world is unraveling before our eyes. Continue reading The Wedge

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Stressed About Money

The United States of America has been one of the most prosperous nations in the known history of the world.  Why is that?  Is it because the Democrat Party and their Socialist, Communist, Fascist agenda has driven innovation, free enterprise, and a sense of individual liberty?  Of course not.  America has enjoyed prosperity despite the Democrat Party.  But, could America’s prosperity and her ability to lead the free world be in jeopardy?  Have the “ideas” of the Democrat Party led us down the primrose path of our own financial demise?

Consider this:

  • According to a Gallup Poll, 37% of Americans are struggling financially and 24% of Americans are actually suffering financially. Folks, that means that 1 in 4 people are under some sort of serious financial stress.  And, over 60% of Americans are experiencing the joy sucking feeling of lack.  Thank you Democrat Party – thanks a lot – is your power mad agenda really worth the destruction of the middle class?
  • According to Statica and NerdWallet, since the 1990’s credit card debt has risen 211%, student loan debt has risen 235% and household income has only risen 2%. Please know, this is the pattern of all Socialist governments and is why Socialism eventually gives way to a dictatorial regime.  You see, eventually dissatisfaction with poverty disintegrates a society and as such totalitarian authority arises to bring order.  Could this be the plan of the Socialist Communist Fascist Democrat Party?  Could the Democrat Party be reaching the point where it’s running out of other people’s money?  Or, has the Democrat Party already bankrupted us as a nation?
  • According to Price Waterhouse Coopers, 50% of all employees are stressed about money and 25% are noticeably distracted and unproductive as a result. Keep in mind, these are people with jobs.  What about the millions of people who have stopped looking for work and as such are no longer considered unemployed?  Only the dishonest, propaganda driven, Democrat Party would claim historically low unemployment rates while the labor force participation rate hits “great depression” type lows.  In essence, what the Democrat Party has done is perpetrate a “great lie” as it relates to America’s finances, such that if you are financially hurting you feel as though you are in a minority – when in fact you are a victim of the Democrat Party’s ill-conceived and delusional public policy.
  • According to a survey conducted by Financial Wellness, 89% of respondents believe that financial wellness is as important as physical and emotional wellness. In fact, more than 75% of the respondents believe that employers should begin providing help with financial wellness.  This desire for financial wellness programs is reinforced as companies witness the financial stress on their workers evidenced by 41% making 401K withdrawals despite the significant penalties, and 25% requesting pay advances.  Folks, these are really big numbers and is indicative of a once wealthy society in free-fall.
  • According to AON Hewitt, 95% of employers plan on focusing on wellness programs designed to increase the financial well-being of their people. Isn’t it ironic that free enterprise Capitalism is forced to develop ways to help people navigate the mess created by the Socialist “Centrally Planned Redistributive” economic model of the Democrat Party?  Wouldn’t it be easier for Americans to come together and “Never Vote for Any Democrat – Ever?”  Sure, it would take us 10 or 15 years to clean up this financial mess created by the Democrat Party, but at least we could get there and get back on track.  If we keep embracing the insanity of the Democrat Party, we will end up where all Socialist end up – broke, enslaved and directionless.

But take heart, America’s source of prosperity has not died, in fact He was resurrected 2000 years ago and is still very much alive.  Yes, Jesus and the Judeo-Christian culture he inspired, as the foundation of our society, is still a viable option for us.  Will we chose Him and a nation with secure borders, a unifying language, and a Judeo-Christian culture as our way forward socially and politically, or will we abandon all hope and place our fortunes in the hands of Democrat Party members and operatives?  Who do you suppose cares for you more – Jesus or the Democrat Party?  Whose promises will you ultimately believe with your very existence?  It is gut check time in America. Continue reading Stressed About Money

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The Truth Has a Certain Ring to It

Earnest Hemingway is credited with the famous quote, “The truth has a certain ring to it.”  In this saying lies the idea that human beings have an innate ability to sense when something is true and when something is false.  So, why then do some see the truth clearly while others are so easily deceived, brainwashed, and effectively reduced to “useful idiots?”

Consider that the “sense” built into a human being which allows them to discern whether a thing is true or false is tied to their conscience.  This is the same conscience which tells them whether their own actions are good or bad.  Yes folks, there is absolute truth in this world as defined by this world’s Creator.  Truth is not some vain imagination which arbitrarily springs from the brow of apparatchiks of the Democrat Party – despite what they would have you think.

So, why do some hear the ring of truth while others are deaf to its tone?  Well, in 1 Timothy 4:1-2 we are warned about the effect of false teachers.  Paul states in his letter to Timothy, Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead.” (NLT)  In this we see that false teachings, like the type forwarded on a daily basis by the Democrat Party and their operatives, are causing some people to be deaf and dumb to the truth.

Politically speaking, the Democrat Party uses propaganda, spread through the media and educational institutions, like a big hot iron which they apply to the consciences of all who fall under their spell.  With a bit of sizzle, these poor people’s consciences, which should be alive in Christ and led by the Holy Spirit, are sealed closed and die.  As such, all sense of right and wrong, as written into the Creation “algorithm” by the Creator, is replaced with whatever anyone thinks is right based on their own perception and mood in the moment – moral relativism.

So, even though “the truth has a certain ring to it,” you cannot hear it if the Democrat Party has killed your conscience.  This is a bit of a sticky wicket, wouldn’t you say? Continue reading The Truth Has a Certain Ring to It

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De-Christianization

Perhaps the most insidious agenda of the Democrat Party in America, and leftists the world over, is their relentless pursuit of the de-Christianization of all things.  While officials of the Democrat Party stand before the electorate and say words like, “god bless America,” they never really tell us which “god” they are asking to bless America.  Of course, the actions of the Democrat Party reveal their true intention – the removal of the “Christian God” from all parts of Western Civilization.

From our perspective, the Democrat Party’s unspoken agenda of de-Christianization is insane – especially given the fruitfulness of the American Judeo-Christian experiment of governance.  Instead of celebrating the vast majority of positive accomplishments and goodness which has come from America’s Judeo-Christian culture and governing principles, they seek to tear at our fabric using America’s past mistakes as propaganda to attack Christianity and America’s spiritual heritage.  Rather than offering solutions based upon repentance, forgiveness, and restoration – with the Christian principles of faith, hope and love as their guide – the Democrat Party instead uses “liberty” as a weapon of mass cultural destruction.

As a warning to America, once Christian Europe has led the way to de-Christianization by creating a European Union (EU) which by all accounts has no sense of their Judeo-Christian culture, heritage, or roots.  As such, with nothing but their own supposedly good intentions to base their government policy and decision making upon, the EU struggles with financial troubles and migration patterns which foretell of a Europe which may devolve into violence and eventual governance by Sharia Law.  How sad is this?  Why did they abandon the foundation of principled Judeo-Christian governance?  Because, leftist apparatchiks drove the Christian God from all aspects of the European Union’s calculus – just like the Democrat Party is currently doing to America.  Of course, this has been a slow insidious march toward licentious secularism which is now manifesting as a people adrift and cascading headlong toward what may be a civilization ending type crisis.  Is this what we want for America?

Ironically, Communist China, which has suffered under the type of society embraced by the Democrat Party, has realized that for their civilization to have a significant place of influence on the world stage they must open themselves to the influence of a Christian culture.  So, while Christian enthusiasm ebbs in Europe and America, it is gaining momentum in Communist China.

Please kindly consider the words of Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, “Calvin, the Reformation thinker so influential in Protestantism, is also a factor in Chinese economic growth. John Calvin’s thought is widely credited with influencing the rise of capitalism in the West, and many of China’s new economic class are finding a Calvinist brand of Christianity just the thing to combine with their own Confucian heritage in order to create the new China.

It may come as a surprise to many Americans, but Christianity, especially Protestant Christianity, is experiencing a huge growth spurt in China. Even more astonishing is the reason many Chinese give for converting to Christianity. The Chinese perceive that the values of Protestant Christianity have been key to the economic development of the West. And they are explicit about it.

John Mickelthwait and Adrian Wooldridge, two economists, have written about the way competition among the world’s faiths is powerfully affecting the world. In their new book, God is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith is Changing the World, they begin with impressions and interviews of Chinese businesspeople, tech experts and other members of the new Chinese middle class in their Protestant faith groups. These are the people who are flocking to the small, primarily Protestant “house churches” in China.

 In a gated community in Shanghai, “Wang,” a management consultant and lay host for a house church, sums up the biblical message for the day. “Countries with lots of Christians become more powerful. America grew strong because it was Christian. The more Christian China becomes, the mightier it will be. If you want China to be a truly prosperous country, you must spread the word to nonbelievers. If you are a patriotic Chinese, you have to be a Christian.”

Does this astonish you?  Can you see how the Democrat Party’s agenda of de-Christianization is extremely dangerous and radical?  While Communist China sees Judeo-Christian culture as a pathway to prosperity and greatness, the Democrat Party sees de-Christianization coupled with Socialist, Communist and Fascist tenants as the answer to prosperity and greatness – despite the fact that it never works.  Do you now understand why “delusional” is the only way to describe the Democrat Party’s agenda?

Continue reading De-Christianization

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Corruption

In a lecture we attended by Christian speaker Ed Silvoso, he shared an idea which we have never forgotten.  He said, “Systemic corruption is the root cause of poverty.”  Silvoso has traveled the world working with Christians to bring about the type of cultural transformations which release prosperity, hope, and the goodness of God to dark circumstances.  His stories of miraculous transformation of businesses, schools and governments are extremely encouraging.

With that, please consider this.  “Could America’s deficits, trade imbalances, national debt, inner city poverty, and slide toward dangerous political beliefs like Socialism, Communism and Fascism all be rooted in systemic corruption?

Silvoso identifies four types of poverty which together help form the foundation of some of the greatest misery in the world.  As we consider Silvoso’s poverty types, and relate them to America’s current struggles, you will see how the systemic corruption of the Democrat Party is driving our nation toward poverty and the accompanying misery.  You may even ask yourself, “Why would any rational individual every vote for a member of the Democrat Party – let alone support them with their resources or forward their propaganda through their powerful social media outlets?”

First, let’s look at spiritual poverty. 

The spiritually impoverished are those who do not know God as their father.  They are spiritual orphans with no one to turn to in times of difficulty.  Of course as Christians, we know that Jesus provides the way to the Father, and as such no good thing is withheld from us – even as we endure testing and trials.  Now consider that the Democrat Party and its operatives in media and education constantly tear at the Judeo-Christian culture of our nation.  Can you see how their corrupt need to gather power unto themselves, by removing God from our society, is bringing spiritual poverty upon America?  Can you see how, as you support the Democrat Party, you are bringing spiritual poverty upon your own life and the life of your nation?  Is this what you want?  Really?

Next, let’s consider relational poverty. 

The relationally impoverished are narcissists whose self-centered focus utterly neglects the larger community of which they are part.  The political pandering of the Democrat Party which separates Americans into various victim groups, by fabricating “boogie men,” has a corrupting influence on the unity we must have as citizens of America.  As the Democrat Party focuses on our differences in an effort divide and control us, their power mad corrupt approach is causing Americans to experience greater degrees of relational poverty.  Tearing down our borders is part and parcel with this corruption.  Are you sick to your stomach yet?  Does the systemic corruption of the Democrat Party increase your resolve to Never Vote for Any Democrat – Ever?

Another type of insidious poverty is motivational poverty. 

Those which are motivationally impoverished have the weight of hopelessness on their backs.  Even if all is well today, tomorrow is full of fear and lack.  Motivational poverty steals the peace and the joy of a better tomorrow replacing it with fear, anxiety, insecurity and even greed.  The Democrat Party feeds this monster of motivational poverty by convincing millions that the system is rigged against them.  They teach their followers that they cannot possibly better themselves or their circumstances because some invisible “money master” somewhere has decided to keep them down.  Despite the fact that fear driven greed may grip some of our nation’s wealthiest members, this Democrat Party rhetoric is corrupting the motivation of people to be all God intends and destines them to be.  After all, what’s the point of trying if there is no way possible that anything will ever be “fair?”  In this the Democrat Party steals the precious gift of purpose and meaning from human life.  This is corruption which strikes at the heart of God’s hope for His children.  Why would you support a political party, like the Democrat Party, which has the audacity to steal hope?  Why?

The final type of poverty, as described by Silvoso, is material poverty. 

Most everybody can relate with material poverty.  It is the lack of food, shelter, clothing, and resources which allow for basic survival.  Beyond that, material poverty, or hanging near that line, can deprive people the opportunity to invest in their future.  The materially impoverished rarely are able to focus on spiritual, relational or motivational issues as their fight for survival trumps all of that.  Western civilization has virtually no “survival” based poverty outside of those suffering with mental disorders, serious medical problems, or struggles with addiction – which is a sadness and crisis subject for another blog post.

However, America seems to have a “hidden” depression going on.  While the Democrat Party falsely claims that the job market in America is robust, the truth is that job wages are depressed and have not kept pace with life’s costs, educational expenses are in some sort of economic bubble, and the national debt has become a national security issue.  Additionally, federal deficits are funded by money creation, and financial markets are either seized or widely fluctuating.  In other words, 60 years of Democrat Party policies are threatening to cascade into a type of material poverty which America has not experienced since the Great Depression.  Clearly, the Democrat Party’s handling of these issues has been corrupt.  What else can you call it?  The special interests of the Democrat Party, coupled with no regard for America’s border security, unifying language, or Judeo-Christian culture is a perfect storm of corruption unto poverty.  Are you ready to utterly abandon the Democrat Party yet? Continue reading Corruption

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Small Things

“Some believe that it is only great power that can hold evil in check.  But that is not what I’ve found.  I found it is the small things.  Every day deeds by ordinary folk that keeps evil at bay.” Gandalf from Lord of the Rings.  This Gandalf quote was written by JRR Tolkien. Countless people have contemplated the truths of God because of his gifting and dedication.

So, what can we glean from Gandalf’s wisdom as it relates to the American political landscape? 

Well, we know that America’s borders, language and Judeo-Christian culture are under constant attack from the Democrat Party and their operatives who prefer a borderless, segregated, and Godless populous.  This group of delusional power mad elites have worked tirelessly, for generations, to drive their Socialist, Communist, Fascist, big government cabal upon America.   As such, the average Christian in America feels under siege, persecuted, and confused.

Just as was depicted in the Lord of the Rings, as the Orcs with overwhelming numbers attacked our heroes, the odds seem stacked against those who love America’s secure borders, unifying and assimilative common language, and Judeo-Christian culture.  This sense that the “evil hordes” are at the gates causes those under siege to cry out for a move of God which would call all Americans to mass repentance, old timey revival, a 3rd Great Awakening, and a general “enthusiasm” for the principles, values and beliefs of a Biblical worldview.  Of course, those seeking the “big” sovereign move of God hope that once again the foundation stone upon which America’s exceptionalism thrives would be a moral and honorable people.  You know, the kind of people who subscribe to a Christian worldview – loving God and loving others.

However, as much as we all want the biggest move of God the world have ever seen to save us from the political, social and religious delusions battering us daily, we must be mindful not to ignore the small things.

What do we mean? Continue reading Small Things

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Duty

Duty is a concept which seems to be lost on the Democrat Party.  The word duty is defined as a moral or legal obligation or a responsibility.  The United States of America was founded and built by generations of people who understood that their “rights” as citizens of the United States were innately tied to their willingness to embrace a sense of duty to the nation and others.

As such, a county was formed in which rights were constitutionally conveyed and a sense of duty was revealed as part of the Judeo-Christian fabric of the culture. This idea was conveyed in Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”  Why would Franklin say, “If you can keep it?”  Is it possible that he realized that a Republic such as ours required a sense of duty to each other and our nation, as understood by a moral obligation and sense of responsibility?

According to Os Guiness, the Constitution is dependent on “the Golden Triangle”, which says that freedom requires virtue, and virtue requires faith, and that faith requires freedom.

The Founders Fathers seemed to understand this concept.  John Adams said, “We have no government armed with powers capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.  Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.  Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Even the non-Christian Benjamin Franklin got it.  He famously said, “If men are so wicked as we see them with Religion, what would they be without it?”

Thanks largely to the political brainwashing and secularization of America by the Democrat Party and its operatives in educational institutions and the media, we are forced to live through, as Os Guiness would say, “a free people’s suicide.”

Guiness teaches us that there is “negative freedom” which frees us from external constraints, like government intrusion, interference and oppression and is a good thing.  Yet, beyond that we also have “positive freedom” which is the freedom to live out our highest ideals.  American freedom is not just freedom from intrusion or interference with one’s personal desires, but rather the freedom to do great things.  It is this “positive freedom” which animates a sense of “duty” to God to be all that He created us to be.  It is this sense of “positive freedom,” bound by duty to God and Country, which has caused the American experiment to thrive.

Ask yourself this:  Have we forgotten our how our nation requires a Judeo-Christian culture which links freedom to virtue – virtue to faith – and faith back to freedom?  Have we allowed the cabal of the Democrat Party and its operatives to undermine our personal and collective purpose?  Are we slowly killing our Judeo-Christian culture which empowers “positive freedom” and enables us to “keep” our Republic? Continue reading Duty