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Biden: What to Expect

January 19, 2021

James F. Gauss

January 18, 2021

NOTE: Be sure to watch the hopeful video at the end of this post.

This election has been nothing short of a coup d’état—a full and complete take-over of America.  This is not hyperbole, this is reality.  Don’t think so?  Read on.

Democrats delightedly screech: “Biden won! Get over it!”  How ironic and deplorable.  They still have not gotten over Trump’s 2016 election win.  They spent every day and every hour harassing, attacking, convicting the man of the people, and his family.  They were and are despicable human beings (but redeemable).

Was America given one last chance to turn from its wicked ways through the presidency of Donald Trump?  Perhaps.  Time will tell, but will not be far off.  The Democratic rumblings throughout his presidency and personal assaults upon him, his family and those that support him, provided clear indication of the Democratic intent for America.  Early proclamations from the presumed Biden administration and gleeful Democratic politicians affirms that they seek full revenge against Trump and his followers.  They will have no restrictions; no barriers.  They will have the law, military, media, the UN and every evil force at their command.

Unity? Democrats have never been about unity.  They are about the destruction of the Republic.  Unity for Democrats means destroying the opposition. Throughout the Obama and Trump Administrations, Democratic law makers/legislators proved one thing: they are obnoxious, vile members of Congress.  Whenever someone was giving testimony before them, they rudely cut the person’s testimony off and viciously attacked their credibility if they were not getting the responses they wanted.  During the Trump years the Democrats accomplished nothing except to continually and vivaciously attack President Trump and his family.

During his eight years in office, Mr. Obama was the Divider-in-Chief.  He never missed an opportunity to cause division between whites and people of color.  Between the rich and the middle and lower income.  Between Christians and all others.  He hated America then and he still hates what America stands for as a constitutional republic.

The laundry list of what Democrats plan to do to destroy America is way too long to fully discuss here in detail.  So, I will just have to settle for listing them as the Democrats and Joe Biden have expressed their desires and plans.  The list is not exhaustive—unfortunately.

Politics.  Democrats want to dominate the country’s politics at the federal, state and local levels.  They are not looking for compromise through valued discussion.  It’s their way or the highway.  They will ruthlessly demean, ridicule and castigate any dissenters.  It is tyrannical rule at its finest.

Social Media.  They want total control of social media and to purge all conservatives, Christians and non-conformers from any such platform.  To that extent, Biden has already appointed a couple of leftist social media bigwigs to his cabinet.

News Media.  The majority of the news media has been in the Democrats’ hip pocket for a long time.  It just became abundantly clear under President Trump how bad it was.  Now, the venerated, conservative darling, Fox News, has fallen victim to the Democratic swamp creatures. Will there be any place left for conservative citizens to get true news? Democrats not only want total control of the media, they want non-Democrats to be “re-educated” to their truth.  Smell communism, folks?

Financial.  They want to continue to destroy America’s financial structure.  Granted, America is already fundamentally bankrupt.  However, nothing in the Biden agenda will alleviate America’s insurmountable debt, only exasperate it. Under the Biden team, the doors to the Federal sweet shop will be swung wide open with goodies for all, especially their corporate cronies and favorite foreigners. Even some of his leftist observers are already saying that his trillions in planned spending will lead to millions being unemployed.  Yet, his Democrat buddies are squealing for more.  It’s too little, they say.  It needs to gargantuan; mammoth; gigantic.

Deep State/Democratic Tyrannical/Marxist Agenda:

  • Destroy gun rights & 2nd Amendment.  Democrats hate guns more than the criminals that use them.
  • Destroy the Bill of Rights.  There’s nothing here that is cherished by the Democrats.
  • Eliminate the Electoral College.  This has been their objective ever since whiney Hillary lost.  They can continue to fraudulently manipulate the popular vote.  The Electoral College, not so much.  They will continue to push for mail-in voting and other non-personal methods to secure their spurious elections.
  • Destroy America’s fossil fuel industry and leadership.  Under President Trump, America, for the first time in many decades, became energy independent.  Democrats want to destroy that lofty achievement.
  • Unlimited immigration & open borders.  Immigrants from all over are already marching toward our southern border by the tens of thousands (criminals and terrorists included).  Will a Biden Administration tear down Trump’s wall?  Will their hatred of Trump blind them to the safety of American citizens?
  • Non-citizens allowed to vote.  On day 1 of the Biden Administration, Biden has pledged to speed up the citizenship path for eleven million illegal immigrants already in the United States.
  • Sexual perversion and education of America’s children.  Biden has made it clear that he will push forward the Democratic godless LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual and/or Ally) agenda—just in case you were wondering what the letters stand for.
  • Destroying free speech.  Democrats and their perverted, evil allies have made it clear, they do not want to hear from anyone who has an opposing view.  Big Tech and the Democrats want to completely shut down the conservative point of view. Not only that, they want to punish those who disagree with them. You either embrace their Marxist viewpoint or you shut up or risk being harassed or imprisoned.  Sounds fair. Welcome to Sino-America, the new puppet country of China.
  • Suppressing churches and their Biblical preaching.  During COVID-19, Democrats saw how easy it was to silence churches and synagogues.  They will do it again, unless pastors boldly take a stand.
  • Wasting trillions on the false “Green New Deal.”  One of the most ridiculous false and misleading narratives of the Democrats is the idea that man can control the climate of the world.  You want to control CO2 emissions?  Stop driving your limos and flying on private jets everywhere.  Plant more trees and other CO2 sucking green plants.  Get over your god-complex.  You too, Mr. Gates.  Oh, and rejoining the Paris Climate Accord in order to throw trillions of taxpayer dollars into the abyss.
  • Open doors for America’s enemies; soft on China, Russia, Iran, et al.  Trump got tough on America’s enemies—the toughest since World War II—and our enemies hated him for it.  Now their licking their chops at the prospects of a Biden crime syndicate ruling the country where, for a price, anything will be for sale. Biden will renew the dangerous Iranian deal.
  • Putting Muslims in leadership.  Biden has vowed, just like his ventriloquist, Obama, to put more Muslims in his Administration—preferably Muslim Brotherhood types, no doubt.
  • Teach Islam in public schools.  Biden is on record in saying that he wants Islam taught in all public schools.  Will that be before or after the class on Christianity and Judaism?
  • Provide an open door to Islamic terrorism.  With the Democrats history, both past and current, on crime and terrorists, will terrorists (Islamic and others) now have a walk in the park? Remember, Obama had all Federal manuals and communications stripped of any terms critical of Islam.  Biden sat under his Islamic tutelage for eight years.
  • Socialized medicine and deteriorating health care.  COVID, no doubt, will be the open door to re-introduce to Americans the necessity of socialized medicine and health care.  Trump vehemently opposed it and worked at abolishing all vestiges of it. Obama/Biden cannot wait to slam it down the collective throats of Americans once again.  What will you do if THE vaccine becomes mandatory?  No buying; no selling; no travelling unless you comply.
  • Destroy the Trump economy.  Democrats are so insane with their hatred of Trump (Trump Derangement Syndrome is real), that they want to destroy everything he did, no matter how beneficial to the country and its citizens.  Remember Trump’s full employment economy; minority enterprise zones, etc.  What COVID did not destroy, the Democrats will. It will all evaporate.
  • Packing the Supreme Court by adding more justices.  Democrats are already putting pressure on an aging conservative Supreme Court jurist to retire so they can appoint one of their Marxist breed.  The ultimate dream is to install Marxist judges across America & the Supreme Court.  They want to increase the number of jurists on the U.S. Supreme Court and turn it viciously radical and anti-Constitution.
  • Weaken law enforcement and the military.  Remember the “Defund the Police” movement during the Floyd riots?  It is far from dead.  Democrats across America will rekindle the flame.
  • Permanent mask wearing, social distancing and destroying of America’s social fabric. When was the last time you saw a smiling face in town or at your local store? Remember when the fake doctor Fauci said masking up would be temporary? Well, it’s almost a year and no end in sight.  In fact, Biden has pledged to continue the ruse at least for another 100 days.  Once proud Americans have become one big herd of docile sheep.  BAAAAAD!
  • Further lockdowns and destruction of small business.  Think the lockdowns have ceased?  I fear not.  Democrats know a good crisis when they see it.  They scared people witless. That’s how they won the election.  Well, in addition to fraudulent voting.
  • Continue to destroy millions of babies and support it worldwide.  The Biggy that God will never forgive America for unless we repent and stop it.  Democrats have yet to see a baby not worth snuffing out before and after they are born.
  • Destroy rural America. Country folk are hard to impress, oppress and control.  So, just destroy their social fabric, faith and businesses.  That will do it.
  • Oppression and arrests of Conservatives.  As if censoring the free speech of conservative Americans is not enough, some Democrats want them punished or sent to re-education camps (no lie) for having the audacity to vote against the shyster Democratic machine.
  • Further divide America. Through continued and incessant false racial narratives, accusations and hyperbole, the Democrats will continue to keep tightening their thumb screws on America’s racial relations.  Not since the days of Selma have racial tensions been so high, and we have Obama and his hate-filled ilk to thank.  Oh, but now they can divide Americans between the “Thoughtfully-concerned-for-my-fellow-American” mask wearer and the hateful, rebellious dregs of society, the dreaded non-mask wearer.
  • Destroy American history. Thanks to the socialist Democrats, true American history is not taught in our public schools.  Permitting the further destruction of America’s history and historical statues and monuments will be a top agenda item to appease their BLM and Antifa (fascist) cohorts.  Democrats are even talking about forcing their radical educational agenda on private religious schools.
  • Remove all reference to God from our Pledge, court houses, schools, etc. There’s no question that the majority of Democrats seem to despise God. Even the pastors they bring in to pray in the rotunda mock God with a recent pastor ending his prayer with “Amen and awomen” to race reviews by Democrats.
  • Totally control the media and Big Tech.  The Democratic/Marxist dream child is one where no one has an idea or opinion but them. No freedom of the press or Internet.  No freedom of expression on any level.
  • Assuring that Republicans will not be elected again.  In addition to trying to destroy President Trump’s political future and that of other top GOP members, the Democrats are hot to give DC, Puerto Rico, and maybe other U.S. protectorates seats in Congress.  That way they hope to ensure there will never be another Republican president or Congress.
  • Coddle America’s enemies at home and abroad.  Pay close attention. Protect yourself and family.
  • Riddle the U.S. Constitution until it is worthless and unrecognizable. Remember, under the Obama Administration, Democrats claimed that the U.S. Constitution was “fluid”, ready to be manipulated as seen fit by them.

The list is almost endless, but I will stop here so you do not get a migraine.  Perhaps a book should be forthcoming.

Americans, what were you thinking when you voted for Biden?  It would appear you were not thinking about the future of your country.

Very Important. Needless to say, pray fervently for America.  Pray for repentance and revival in the Church in America.  For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17).  And, yes, pray for Biden and all the hate-filled, despotic members of Congress as well as those in your state.  Just because they and their actions are despicable, does not mean that we do not pray for them—for their conversion to the truth of God’s Word; that they resist being pawns of the evil one; that the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ be revealed to them.  Can I get an “Amen”?

One more thing.  Take the time to watch this insightful video with Amir Tsarfati and Jack Hibbs.  If you do not know Christ as your Lord and Savior, now is the time.

Bible Prophecy – Happening Now with Amir Tsarfati (January 2021) – YouTube

Related: Reasons to NEVER Vote for a Democrat | James F. Gauss’ Blog (wordpress.com)

Patriot Quotes for Today

January 18, 2021

It is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. For they cannot live in any country where virtue and knowledge prevail. The religion and public liberty of a people are intimately connected; their interests are interwoven, they cannot subsist separately; and therefore they rise and fall together. For this reason, it is always observable, that those who are combin’d to destroy the people’s liberties, practice every art to poison their morals.

Samuel Adams (1722-1803), second cousin to John Adams, and known as the Father of   the American Revolution, wrote in the Boston Gazette on December 2, 1771

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.

Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Ludlow, September 6, 1824

 As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature; it is what neither the honorable member nor myself can correct. It is a common misfortunate that awaits our State constitution, as well as all others.

            Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), a Founding Father and the first Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington, was a renowned interpreter of the U.S. Constitution.  In his impassioned speech at New York’s Constitution Ratifying   Convention on June 21, 1788.

            . . . the only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.

Dr. Benjamin Rush, 1798; signer of the Declaration of Independence; educator

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.

            Benjamin Franklin, the consummate multi-tasker and signer of both the Declaration of             Independence and the United States Constitution, penned in a letter on April 17, 1787

Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness.

Samuel Adams, October 16, 1778, Letter to John Trumbull

Human rights can only be assured among a virtuous people. The general government . . . can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, an oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any despotic or oppressive form so long as there is any virtue in the body of the people.

George Washington

The manners of women, are in the surest criterion by which to determine whether a Republican government is practicable, in a nation or not.  The Jews, the Greeks, the Romans, the Swiss, the Dutch, all lost their public spirit, their Republican Principles and habits, and their Republican forms of Government, when they lost the modesty and domestic virtues of their women. . . . 

The foundations of national morality must be laid in private families,” Adams continued. “In vain are schools, academies, and universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children, in their earliest years. The mothers are the earliest and most instructors of youth. . . . The vices and examples of the parents cannot be concealed from the children.  How is it possible that children can have any sense of the sacred obligation of morality or religion if, from their earliest infancy, they learn that their mothers live in habitual infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant infidelity to their mothers? 

John Adams’ autobiography

It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found.  The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin. . . . Let us, by all wise and constitutional measures, promote intelligence among the People, as the best means of preserving our liberties. 

James Monroe (1758-1831), a Founding Father and fifth president of the United States of America, his first presidential inaugural speech on March 4, 1817

Biden or Trump?

July 28, 2020

James F. Gauss

July 28, 2020

A reader (I’ll call him, “George”) responded to my blog post on Reason #3 to NEVER Vote for a Democrat: Racism, and wrote: I’ve never voted for a party platform, preferring to vote for the person, their views, their character, their moral backbone, their examples of being truthful over political correctness. He went on to state that the choice between Clinton and Trump in 2016 was a difficult one because neither candidate met his character criteria. In the end, he voted for trump because of his stance (platform) “on Israel, abortion and nominating conservative judges to the courts.” Despite President Trump’s fulfillment of this reader’s hopes and much more, he now says he cannot and will not vote for Trump because of his “narcissism, self-absorption, moral deficiency, lying, Tweet fest name calling, and mental ineptitude. . . . His handling of this current pandemic is abhorrent, let alone the racial injustices and demonstrations.”

So, what is George’s choice in the upcoming election? He acknowledges that Joe Biden “is too old and I don’t like many of the things he supports. Yet, Biden is definitely better than Trump’s . . . .” So, with George’s perception of Trump’s character flaws, he would rather vote for Biden’s platform that he does not like. Strange thinking, but unfortunately, not unlike so many voters who cannot get beyond judging Trump solely on his character.

I intended to respond with a clarifying comment of my own, but realized that my response would be too long and better expressed more completely in another blog for a wider audience.

Character vs. Platform. I can certainly understand George’s concerns about President Trump’s character flaws. I had similar reservations right up until two weeks before the 2016 presidential election. I still believe, that in a personal context, President Trump may not be the type of person that would be on my BFF list (few people are—I’m very picky). But, then I reflect on the people of the Bible that God chose to be leaders for His cause, and, other than Jesus, they all had character flaws—some extremely severe, but God used them anyway. Does Donald J. Trump have character flaws and a bag of sins? Absolutely! But don’t we all, unless we confess our sins to God, repent and seek His forgiveness. However, being human, there is not one of us that is truly sin-free. We must constantly keep coming before the Lord in confession that leads unto repentance and forgiveness.

In American history, there are a scant few people who exhibited both godly character and true leadership. At the presidential level, the last person that I voted for that had a reasonable semblance of both, was Ronald Reagan. So, although this blog commentator judges Trump on the content of his character, but not Biden (even though he does not agree with Biden’s political agenda and principles), he chooses to reject Trump. In an imperfect world, I decided, when it comes to politics, I must choose platform over character. For me, although I have not voted Democrat for almost 40 years, the Democratic Party abandoned godly principles a long time ago. Even the Democratic faithful are waking up to that reality and the discerning among them understand that the Democratic Party and its leaders are delusional and morally bankrupt. On May 26, 2018, for instance, Brandon Straka, a Democratic voter became incensed with the Democrats deplorable platform and founded the WalkAway Campaign, which encourages the disillusioned Democratic voter to “walk away” from the Party and join the Republican effort. To date, over 338,000 former Democratic voters have done just that. In the last full week of July, 2020, Straka reported on Fox News that over 86,000 joined the campaign.

However, while George focuses on character to make his political decision, he is errant on a number of Trump’s principal goals that mimics the liberal media’s obsession with destroying Trump’s accomplishments and agenda since he announced his presidential run. (As an aside, the fact that the media is so obsessed with destroying Trump and refuses to give him any credit for anything, should be a signal to any rational person, that it is not Trump’s character that the political left and the Democrats are concerned about, but it is his Democratic-dismantling of their wayward and anti-American platform of Marxist-socialism). With daily 24/7 attacks from every conceivable source—hundreds a day—how would you respond? Especially if they were attacking your family and friends and endangering their lives with false and salacious accusations. But, he should stay off Twitter, you say. When absolutely every media outlet—newspaper, radio, TV, Internet (Facebook, Google, et al), except a handful of conservative ones, attack him every minute of every day, what outlet of defense does Trump have to defend himself? What would you do? Remain silent and passive?

Here’s the deal on Trump’s character from my perspective and experience. He’s a fighter; a politically incorrect brawler. He’s not a namby-pamby politician. Unlike most Democrats in Congress, he’s a patriot and loves America. He’ll do anything to defend it and the American people. I grew up in New Jersey and as a teenager and young adult I ventured into New York City many times, mostly to the ballparks (NYC was still home to the Dodgers, Giants and Yankees). Even back in the 1950s and 1960s, New Yorkers had the reputation of being tactless, blunt, in-your-face, crude and always telling you exactly what they thought about anything, including you. Trump is, of course, a New Yorker. I am not saying that excuses his perceived character flaws, it just might explain them. Years ago, we moved to what we thought was the peaceful, conservative Midwest state of Minnesota. Minnesotans pride themselves on “Minnesota Nice.” It drives Easterners crazy. It seems one never knows exactly what a born and raised Minnesotan really thinks or means. In retrospect, I will take the bluntness and straight-talking truth of a New Yorker over the less than genuine “Minnesota Nice” persona that is far too often fake.

So, what about character vs. platform? Is it Trump or is it Biden? I’m going to go right to the heart of one of the issues that apparently sticks in the craw of George and other anti-Trumpers: the accusation that Trump is a racist or is responsible for “racial injustices.” Perhaps, too much liberal news, or failure to do diligent research? Either way, I already thoroughly dealt with the racist history of the Democratic Party and its leaders in Reason #3, and its continuance today. But let me address the accusation of Trump’s “racism.”

Is Trump a Racist? In a retort to a Black radio talk show host, Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” Now, that IS racist! The truth about Biden? He bends a knee to the violent, Marxist Black Lives Matter organization that is bent on destroying America, but ignores the millions of Black babies aborted; the Black slums that Democratic mayors run into the ground; the need for school choice vouchers for Black students so they can get out of the hellhole inner city schools that Democrats are destroying, etc. Biden and Obama had eight years to improve the lot of Blacks in America and did nothing but dole out goody bags. Now, that IS racist!

In his first year as President, Trump created the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, headed up by Executive Director Scott Turner (I hate saying this, but it’s necessary for all things racist in a Democrat’s mind, but Scott is Black, Negro, African-American. Otherwise, to normal Americans, he is  just one qualified guy who knows what he is doing and cares about those in economic stress). Under Turner’s direction, the WHORC has established 8,764 “opportunity zones” nominated by governors of all 50 states. Now that’s NOT racist!

These “zones” represent the lives of 35 million Americans (mostly minorities of color) living in poverty, low income and subjected to higher crime. Turner stated that the Council was charged with answering the question: “What can be done to lift up our most vulnerable and stressed communities . . . to create new jobs, new businesses, better housing, retail . . .” Now that’s NOT racist!

If you have not heard about this unique Trump initiative, it would be no surprise. Don’t expect the Trump-hating media to tell you about it, or any of the other outstanding Trump accomplishments. However, the infamous Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, have heard about it. They want to defund it. Now, that IS racist!

In less than three years, President Trump has, through economic reforms, greatly improved the living conditions and opportunities for Blacks and Hispanics, resulting in the lowest unemployment rate for both demographics since employment statistics have been kept. Now that’s NOT racist!

In December, 2019, Trump promoted and signed a Historic Black College & University bill providing $250 million per year in support of those institutions. Now, that’s NOT racism! Under the leadership of President Trump and the Direction of Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, the Trump administration dealt with and resolved a back log of over 22 thousand fair housing complaints left unaddressed by the Obama administration. Now, that’s NOT racism!

The cries and accusations of racism against President Trump by the Democrats, liberal media and their ilk are proven false, but few anti-Trumpers will take the time and energy to research the facts. It’s easier just to proclaim “racist” from one’s armchair or be brain-numbed by CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC or another snooze outlet masquerading as a news network.

However, Black and Hispanic America are waking up and catching on to the fallacious plots of the leftists. When Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter in a landslide (51-41%) in 1980, he did so with only 10% of the Black vote, while Carter garnered 86%. Recently, the liberal, lying Washington Post proclaimed that 92% of Blacks favor Biden for President. That is a strong contradiction to multiple other sources that have reported that Trump’s Black support has skyrocketed from 8% on Election Day in 2016, to over 40% today. Trump’s Hispanic support continues to grow and was last reported at 34%.

Now you know why the Democrats and their media shills are pulling out all the stops to destroy Trump before the election. Democrats are terrified about the election. They know they do not have a ghost of a chance in the November election with that kind of minority support for Trump. That support will continue to grow into Election Day as Democrats continue to prove to the minority communities that they do not care about law and order, Black lives or the survival of minority communities throughout the United States. On top of that, they have a candidate that often does not know what state or city he’s in, what day it is or what office he is running for in 2020.

Trump Accomplishments. George, you drone on about your perceived image of Trump and his “narcissism, self-absorption, moral deficiency, lying, Tweet fest name calling, and mental ineptitude. . . .” like some drunken sailor after watching CNN’s nightly Trump bashing. This character-deficient man, as you describe him, accomplished more positive things for the American people in his first 20 months (289, to be exact), then Obama did in eight years, or the Democrats have accomplished in several decades. Take some time and visit the list here: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/trumps-list-289-accomplishments-in-just-20-months-relentless-promise-keeping .

The Democratic Platform (in brief). No, I’m not going to waste my time to provide resources on most of this, that will come later. Most Trump supporters know this; non-Trumpers, do your own research. The Democrats’ platform in substance (they have no character):

  • An anti-God, anti-Christian agenda.
  • Anti-Bill of Rights; anti-American. Destroy the Second Amendment.
  • Anti-law enforcement and community protection; defund & disband the police.
  • Pro-Marxist, supporting BLM, Antifa, Nation of Islam and Muslim Brotherhood and funded by the same.
  • Pro-Abortion, killing of babies, including babies of color they claim to care about.
  • Anti-military, but pro-Russia, pro-China, pro-Iran.
  • Anti-capitalism. Pro-high taxes. Pro-Socialism. Destroy America’s energy sector.
  • Anti-Business, especially small businesses.
  • Support anti-American conglomerates like Google, Face Book, et al to control and restrict free speech that do not support the Democratic socialist narrative and agenda.
  • 200 years of racist policies and destruction of the Black community and families.
  • Anti-freedom of expression at any level.
  • Anti-family; anti-Marriage.
  • Pro-Perversion education of America’s youth.
  • Pro-Islam in America’s schools.
  • Anti-Jew; anti-Israel.
  • Pro-Open Borders & illegal immigration. Abolish I.C.E., i.e. illegal immigration law enforcement.
  • Pro-Voter fraud and elimination of citizen-only voting and elimination of the Electoral College and voter I.D.
  • Pro-Lying, deceit and fraud in trying to destroy a duly elected U.S. President.
  • Pro-Treason and insurrection.

But, go ahead, don’t vote for Trump, George, just because he does not fit your character mold. Would Abraham, David, Apostle Peter or Apostle Paul have met your standards? Probably not! After all, they were liars, deceivers, fornicators, murderers and denied Christ.

I will make it abundantly clear for George and other anti-Trumpers. President Trump is not a perfect man. But America is at war for its very survival. Voting for a Democrat at any level is voting for America’s destruction (go ahead, laugh) and the freedom you enjoy. You will be destroying America for your children and grandchildren—if America lasts that long.

Take the time to read the Black Lives Matter “Manifesto” which can be viewed here: https://blmmanifesto.com/. Among other fascist realities, they want THE ABOLITION OF THE LEGISLATIVE AND JUDICIAL BRANCHES OF THE US GOVERNMENT. Another words, they want a fascist dictator. The Democrats will only be too happy to oblige.

Go to the BLM website at: https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/ and click on the “Donate” tab in the upper right corner. When the donation page opens, note that all donations go to “ActBlue.” What is ActBlue? ActBlue is a nonprofit technology organization established in June 2004 that enables left-leaning nonprofits, Democrats, and progressive groups to raise money on the Internet by providing them with online fundraising software. Its stated mission is to “empower small-dollar donors.” Interesting! The rioting, Marxist, terror group, Black Lives Matter, has actually been raising hundreds of millions for the Democratic machine and its candidates. These are the types of people the Democratic Party sleeps with on a daily basis—those who want to tear down America and destroy it forever. No wonder Democrats take foreign monies from Russia, China, Iran and anyone else who wants America DEAD.

George, what are you and your comrades thinking?

Reason #3 to NEVER Vote for a Democrat: Racism

July 20, 2020

I will be posting an almost limitless number of reasons for you to share with others right up to the November election. So, be sure to sign up to follow my blog.  This post is long, but you will want to share it with every Democrat you know.

James F. Gauss, Ph.D.

Copyright July 20, 2020

The Party of Slavery, White Supremacy, Segregation, Suppression & Racism. At an August, 2019 campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, in an attempt at a roaring finish to his speech, Joe Biden wrapped it up with this phrase, “We choose truth over facts” (1). Well, facts are stubborn critters, as is the truth. So, let’s look at the facts as a window into the truth about the Democrats and racism. Black lives DO NOT matter to most Democrat politicians (except to get their vote).

Democrats-in kinte cloths

Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

In a recent attempt to try and show that they are really concerned about Black lives, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and other Democrats in Congress donned the African kinte cloth scarf in a supposed show of solidarity with Blacks on June 8 after the death of George Floyd. In a twist of irony and an illustration of the Democrats’ lack of knowledge of African-American history, it was discovered that the kinte cloth was historically worn by the Asante (or Ashante) people of Ghana who were engaged in the slave trade in the late 1600s and early 1700s (2).

The Democratic Party has always been the political party of slavery, white supremacy, segregation, suppression and racism toward America’s Black citizens. That is the hard truth that Democrat voters are either ignorant of, or refuse to accept. That America’s Black population started voting for democrats en masse was a result of the schemes of the Democratic Party headed by Lyndon Johnson in the mid-1960s (more on that later).

Formation of the Democratic Party. America’s first president, George Washington, strongly opposed and warned against a two party political system in the United States. “Washington detested the fractious and partisan two party political system that he saw developing under his administration. He saw it as destructive and unhealthy for the country. The party system of government, he foresaw, had the potential to go beyond the normal political checks and balances and rip the power of self-government out of the hands of the citizens” (3). In his written farewell address of September 17, 1796, Washington expressed his opinions about an emerging two-party system.

There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.

In the 1790s, the Democratic-Republican Party was founded by staunch anti-federalists, Thomas Jefferson (author of the Declaration of Independence) and James Madison (Father of the U.S. Constitution). The anti-federalists were against big government controlling the citizens. Before the end of the century, political factions split the Democratic-Republican Party into what became the Jeffersonian Republicans and the (Alexander) Hamilton Federalists. However, by 1816, the Federalist Party disappeared, leaving only the Democratic-Republican Party. That changed in the 1820s with the rising popularity of the strong Federalist, Andrew Jackson. By the mid-1820s, the Democratic-Federalist Party split into two factions, the National Republicans (or Anti-Jacksonians) and the Democrats. With the election of Jackson as President in 1828, the Democrats solidified their position and Jackson became the first Democratic president in January, 1829 and formerly established the Democratic Party (4, 5).

If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress… Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America.

James Madison

Speech before Congress

February 7, 1792

In keeping with Federalist ideals, Democrats have always stood for greater government intervention in the lives of the American people. The Republicans have stood for more limited government. Since the 1890s, the Democrats have become more socially liberal, while the Republicans are more conservative on those issues. Throughout the 1800s and well into the latter part of the 1900s, the Democrats firmly supported slavery and opposed every effort and federal legislation to free Black citizens from oppression and bondage. In 1854, Democrat Stephen Douglas, who would become the presidential opposition to Lincoln in 1860, sponsored legislation known as the Kansas-Nebraska Act that permitted settlers in the Western Territories to decide on the issue of slavery. This enraged northern abolitionists and resulted in the establishment of the Republican Party on March 24, 1854 in Ripon, WI. Abraham Lincoln became the first Republican President in 1861.

Lincoln despised slavery, and looked upon it as immoral and unchristian. “If the negro [sic] is a man, why then my ancient faith teaches me that ‘all men are created equal;’ and that there can be no moral right in connection with one man’s making a slave of another,” he reasoned in his powerful Peoria, Illinois speech on October 16, 1854 (6). Lincoln established the Republican Party as the abolitionist, anti-slave party, while the Democrats resolutely held on to the pro-slavery mindset.

Contrast Lincoln’s position on slavery with his Democratic presidential opponent of 1860, Stephen Douglas, who opened the first of seven Lincoln-Douglas debates in Ottawa, IL on August 21, 1858 with this proclamation: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother or any kin to me whatever” (7).

Lincoln won the presidential vote and took office in early 1861.* In the midst of the bloody Civil War, largely over the issue of slavery, Lincoln made his declaration on slavery on January 1, 1863. The following is an excerpt of what became known as Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom (8).

At its inception, the primary goal of the Republican Party was to block the spread of slavery into the Western territories and the eventual abolition of slavery throughout the nation. That goal was dealt a serious blow with the Dred Scott v. Sanford Supreme Court decision of March, 1857, which ruled that slaves were not “citizens” but “property” and, therefore, could be denied the rights of citizens (9). Seven Democratic justices voted for this horrendous ruling; two Republican justices voted against it.

Three months before the Confederate General, Robert E. Lee, surrendered his troops to Union forces on April 9, 1865, a Republican-led Congress passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery on January 31, 1865. One hundred percent of the Republicans supported the amendment, but only 23 percent of Democrats did (10).

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Amendment XIII

Fourteen months after the end of the Civil War, Congress passed the 14th Amendment on June 13, 1866. Section 1 of the five section amendment proclaimed:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the States wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

No Democrats supported the amendment, while 94 percent of Republicans voted for it. On February 26, 1869, Congress passed the 15th Amendment guaranteeing all citizens of the United States the right to vote.

Again, not one Democrat voted for the amendment, but all Republicans did. Decidedly, the Democratic Party had firmly established itself as the anti-freedom, anti-Negro party, and continues as such to this day.

Facts are Stubborn Revealers of Inconvenient Truth. If you are a Democrat (or an anti-Trumper), I challenge you, if you have the intestinal fortitude for the truth, to watch the 5 ½ minute video, The Inconvenient Truth about the Democratic Party, by the Prager Institute and narrated by Carol Swain, Professor of Political Science & Law, Vanderbilt University (11). It just might knock your socks off. But, just in case you are not brave enough, I will summarize the key points for you, and then some.

At the beginning of the Prager video, Professor Swain minces no words. “Since its founding in 1829, the Democratic Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative and has a long history of discrimination.”

According to Professor Swain, the Democrats of history defended slavery, started the Civil War to defend it, opposed Reconstruction which enforced the civil rights of freed slaves, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation throughout the South (even up into the 1970s), perpetrated the lynching of Black people and the murder of White civil rights protestors, and fought against the multiple civil rights acts of the mid-twentieth century.

Only six days after the end of the Civil War, John Wilkes Booth (a Democrat) assassinated President Lincoln. Andrew Johnson, Lincoln’s vice president and a Southern Democrat took over as President of the United States (1865-1869). He quickly opposed Lincoln’s plan to reintegrate the freed slaves into Southern society. Johnson vehemently led the Democratic opposition to the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.

Immediately after passage of the 13th Amendment, former slave states and their cities started passing “Jim Crow” laws that effectively segregated the freed slaves from White society. Many of these laws were still in effect de facto well into the 1960s. When this author naively went to college in South Carolina in the early 1960s, the Black population was still heavily discriminated against. Blacks could only have menial jobs at $0.50 per hour (Min. wage was $1.00); they were forbidden from eating at the same restaurants as Whites or use the same rest room or drinking fountain; they could not attend movie showings with Whites or attend their schools or colleges. Even in the early 1970s, when the author was involved in a Christian ministry in Georgia, Blacks were still being denied equal access to primary education and housing—all because of Democrat-controlled school boards and administrators, and Democratic politics.

During Reconstruction (1865-1877) when federal troops were stationed in the South to secure the rights of freed slaves, hundreds of Blacks were elected to Southern legislatures as Republicans. By 1900, 22 Black men had served or were serving in the U.S. Congress as Republicans. It would not be until 1935 when a Black man was elected as a Democrat to serve in the U.S. Congress.

However, immediately after the end of Reconstruction, Southern Democrats assumed power once again and started instituting the “Black Codes” (aka, Jim Crow laws) to reestablish their White supremacy throughout the South. These “codes” prevented Blacks from owning property or running businesses, instituted “poll taxes” and “literacy tests” to suppress the Black vote. It was all enforced by terror, lynching and murder and mostly carried out by members of the Ku Klux Klan, founded on December 24, 1865 (12). Led by former Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forest (a Democrat) as the first Grand Wizard, the KKK carried on a reign of terror against Blacks and their White sympathizers and supporters. Elements of the KKK still exist today.

In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party (Eric Foner, Prof. of History, Columbia University).

During the Woodrow Wilson presidency (Democrat, 1912-1921), Wilson shared many of the views of the KKK and re-segregated many of the federal agencies.

During the 1920s, “Republicans repeatedly introduced bills in the House to make lynching a federal crime, but they were defeated by the Southern block. In 1920 the Republicans made an anti-lynching bill part of their platform and achieved passage in the House by a wide margin. Southern Democrats in the Senate repeatedly filibustered the bill to prevent a vote, and defeated it in the 1922, 1923 and 1924 sessions as they held the rest of the legislative program hostage” (13). Imagine, Democrats opposed the horrific act of lynching of another human being without any due process.

Democrats have vehemently fought against every civil rights act introduced in Congress. In the 1960 Civil Rights Act, expanding the protections of Black voting rights, the Democrats filibustered in an attempt to defeat the bill. In the end, it passed with 89 percent of Republicans and 52 percent of Democrats in the House supporting it. In the Senate, it passed 71-18 with all Republicans voting for it and the 18 no votes were all Democrat (14).

In 1964, it was the Republicans in the Senate that introduced and passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, despite the blockage attempt of the Senate Democrats (15). When the Republicans fought for the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 94 percent of the House Republicans supported it, but 27 percent of Democrats still opposed it (16).

All Black Lives Matter. Despite the clear history of the Democratic Party and its anti-Black and anti-Civil Rights stance, the vast majority of America’s Black population still supports the Democratic Party. Why? Enter Democrat Lyndon Johnson, the successor to the assassinated John F. Kennedy in the fall of 1963. Johnson, a southern Democrat from Texas, did not hold Blacks in high esteem. In a biography written by Doris Kearn Goodwin, Johnson is quoted saying:

These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference (17).

Under Johnson and the Democrats since, the party of welfare has destroyed the Black family and destroyed personal responsibility and the incentive to succeed and be a contributing member of society. Blacks that break out of the Democratic-imposed image are deemed “Uncle Toms”, uppity or looking down on their “kind.”

In 1916, the organization that Democrats strongly support at all costs, Planned Parenthood, was founded by Margaret Sanger, an Irish nurse. Sanger was a racist through and through and saw birth control as a means of controlling the Black population. In a letter to a supporter in 1939, Sanger wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population” (18). I expect every Democrat will scream “foul” and deny this, but the outcome over the decades cannot be denied.

According to statistics accumulated by The Radiance Foundation, abortion is the leading killer of Black lives, not the police, not drugs, not gang wars, not disease, but ABORTION (19). According to Radiance, 259,366 [sic; 259,336] black Americans are killed by abortion each year. This death toll is greater than every other leading cause of death for black Americans combined.

Abortion No. 1 killer of Blacks

In June, 2020, LifeNews reported, Abortion-induced deaths of the unborn in the black community are 69 times higher than HIV deaths, 31 times higher than (all other) homicides, 3.6 times higher than cancer-related deaths, and 3.5 times higher than deaths caused by heart disease (20).

According to the latest CDC abortion statistics, there were 638,169 abortions in the U.S. in 2019 (21). Based on that figure and the Radiance figure, that would mean that over 40 percent of abortions performed are on Black women who represent only an estimated 6.6 percent of the U.S. population. Quite a disparity. Clearly, Black lives do not really matter to Democrats and the majority of their supporters.

Yet, the majority of Blacks still vote for Democrats. Why? First, Democrats relentlessly accuse Republicans of everything of which they are guilty. They adhere to the proven strategy that, if you tell a lie often enough, people will believe it (because they will not take the time to seek the truth themselves). Second, while it has been the failed policies of the Democrats that have kept Blacks down and in bondage, it has, at the same time flooded them with all kinds of social welfare to keep them on the Democratic plantation and gravy train. Massive (as in trillions of dollars) of Democratic social welfare has done nothing but decimate the Black community for six decades. Democrats have denied Blacks school choice, thus confining them to failed public schools in Democratic-run cities throughout the country. In addition, politically correct policing of Black communities has left law-abiding Blacks defenseless against Black-on-Black crime.

No, Democrats do not care about Blacks, they just pander to the Black community every election cycle. Disgraceful! Hateful! Racist!

Resources:

  1. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/truth-over-facts-biden-fumbles-during-iowa-speech
  2. https://www.dailywire.com/news/kente-cloth-worn-by-democrats-was-historically-worn-by-african-empire-involved-in-slave-trade-fact-checker-says?utm
  3. Gauss, James F. We the People: Birth of a Nation, 2005, FirstBooks; 2014, 2nd Edition, CreateSpace, div. of Amazon, p. 510.
  4. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Democratic-Party
  5. https://www.thoughtco.com/democratic-party-104837
  6. https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/emancipation-proclamation
  7. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/lincoln-douglas-debate-1858-was-no-other-157676
  8. https://www.emancipationproclamation.org/
  9. https://www.britannica.com/event/Dred-Scott-decision
  10. http://russp.us/racism.htm
  11. https://www.prageru.com/video/the-inconvenient-truth-about-the-democratic-party/
  12. https://www.history.com/topics/early-20th-century-us/jim-crow-laws
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_rights_movement
  14. https://theacru.org/2017/09/06/americas-real-civil-rights-history/
  15. Ibid.
  16. Ibid.
  17. Goodwin, Doris Kearn. Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, 1991, p. 155.
  18. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/23/margaret-sanger-founded-planned-parenthood-on-raci/
  19. http://www.theradiancefoundation.org/theleadingkiller/#foobox-1/0/number-one-killer-2018
  20. https://www.lifenews.com/2020/06/04/planned-parenthood-claims-black-lives-matter-but-kills-247-black-babies-in-abortion-every-day/
  21. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-abortion-rate-number-of-abortions-in-us-hits-historic-low-per-centers-for-disease-control-study-today-2019-11-27/

*Want to know why Democrats want to abolish the Electoral College vote? In the election of November 6, 1860 where Abraham Lincoln defeated his racist, pro-slavery opponent, Democrat Stephen Douglas, Lincoln received less than 40 percent of the popular vote (due to four candidates), but won the election in a “landslide” of 180 electoral votes due to the much higher population in the Northern states that favored the abolition of slavery. Imagine what the future might have held if the popular vote won that election. The same was true in 2016 and could be in 2020.

NOTE: This one reason alone could easily be a book on why not to vote for a Democrat.

Next: Reason #4. Polluting Young Minds

Reasons to NEVER Vote for a Democrat

July 8, 2020

Introduction

James F. Gauss

In the run-up to the November 3 election, I will be posting an almost limitless number of reasons for you to share with others on why any rational person should NEVER vote for a Democrat. So, be sure to sign up to follow my blog and share each blog far and wide and especially with your liberal and far left friends, relatives, co-workers, church goers and anyone else you want to tick off with the truth.

First, a little background. Personally, for almost 60 years I have always tried to vote on principal and for the best person, no matter what political party they represented. The last Democratic candidate that I voted for president was Jimmy Carter. Why? We lived in Georgia during his governorship and I believed he was a decent person, a Christian, who tried to do what was right. We lived near his hometown of Plains, Georgia and I actually knew his brother, Billie, and a Carter cousin. However, his ascendency to the President of the United States, turned out (in my view) to be above his pay grade.

In 1994, in a quirk of fate, I was sitting down to have breakfast in a school cafeteria at the site of a Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build and President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, along with their FBI body guard entered and President Carter asked if they could join me for breakfast. We had a very pleasant conversation which continued through breakfast and all the way out to the transportation site. So engrossing was our time together that instead of the President and his wife heading to their waiting limo with their security, the President announced to the waiting driver that they were going on the school bus with myself and other Habitat volunteers, thus throwing his security detail into turmoil.

However, President Carter, a decent, hardworking and principled man, was not a strong president. The last, truly strong Democratic president, who stood for the principles of America’s Founders, was John F. Kennedy (in my humble opinion). Like all men, Kennedy had his sins and shortcomings, but he was bold and courageous.

The last Republican president that was bold and courageous, was President Reagan. Reagan was the first president since Kennedy that stood up against Soviet communism. His firm stance resulted in the notorious Berlin Wall coming down in 1989. He also reversed the Carter recession and historic high interest rates.

Fast forward to the 2016 presidential election and candidate Donald Trump. On December 17, 2015 I posted an article called “Obama White.” Among the 17 Republican candidates for president in 2016, I ranked Donald Trump last. Then, three weeks before the election, I posted a brief reflection on October 16, 2016, noting the dilemma the Christian voter faced.

In the end, I believe it was God that decided who the imperfect person would be to stand in the gap for America. A bold, brash, often egotistical, loud mouth New Yorker who would not take any crap from anyone. That he was the right person was quickly confirmed by the unprecedented meltdown of the leftist media, democrats everywhere, leftist-programmed students and their leftist professors in America’s deplorable educational institutions and the endless accusations, lies and plots to destroy him the moment he was elected. I’m not sure that I would ever like Donald Trump as a person, but I now truly believe he is the only person, republican or democrat, who truly has the stamina, boldness and fearlessness to stand against the many evils of the day, the deep state swamp and all those who seek to weaken and destroy America. There is a reason why the Deep State and the Democrats are deathly afraid of Trump (more on that in the weeks ahead).

Following is my “short” list of Reasons to NEVER vote for a Democrat. In my mind, the list is almost endless, but feel free to suggest your own. Except for abortion, the list is not prioritized, so the order is likely to change. If I get through them all, it will be a small miracle. But please share far and wide. This coming election is truly a referendum on good vs. evil; freedom vs. bondage; peace vs. chaos; life vs. death.

Reasons Never to Vote for a Democrat

#1. Abortion. Can God ever forgive us?

#2. Racism. Think slavery; KKK; BLM.

#3. Pro-Socialism.

#4. Anti-Gun Rights & Second Amendment.

#5. Support Muslim Brotherhood and other anti-American groups; Islam in American Education.

#6. Pro tax & Spend.

#7. Democrats kneel in submission to terrorists.

#8. Democrats pander to Blacks. History is not on their side.

#9. It’s about Divide & Conquer; Division is their Specialty.

#10. Anti-Law Enforcement; pro-Criminal. Just look at Democrat run cities & states; sanctuary cities & states.

#11. Anti-Military.

#12. Anti-Semite & Anti-Israel.

#13. Pro-China.

#14. Anti-Christian.

#15. Anti-Education.

#16. Re-writing History.

#17. Sex Education & Perversion in Schools.

#18. Anti-Free Speech.

#19. Anti-Bill of Rights & anti-Constitution.

#20. Open Borders; non-vetting of Immigrants; eliminate ICE & border detention centers.

#21. Voter Fraud; non-citizen voting; mail-in voting; no Electoral College.

#22. Perversion of the sexes (same sex unions, transgenderism, etc.).

#23. Anti-Capitalism.

#24. Free, Free, Free. Health Care, Education, Guaranteed Income, etc.

#25. Deliberate destruction of America’s premier health care system using COVID-19.

#26. Destroying America’s suburbs by expanding the urban ghetto and outlawing single family zoning.

#27. Destroying small business.

#28. Destroying America’s energy dominance.

Each topic will be thoroughly researched, annotated and referenced, for your leftist friends and associates.

Up next: Abortion.

 

Are Americans Gullible or Deceived?

May 21, 2020

James F. Gauss, Ph.D.

Author of Revelation 18 and the Fate of America

May 21, 2020

 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,

But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

(I am deliberately leaving out my sources to encourage you to do your own research. It is incumbent upon you to be diligent and wise. If not for yourself, think of the future this COVID-driven hysteria is creating for your children and grandchildren.)

I am a World War II baby, born right after the start of that Great War. I grew up in an era of contagious diseases. Polio and tuberculosis (TB), in particular, were the scourges of the country and there was nothing at the time to stop them. But there was also German (yes, GERMAN) measles, chicken pox, the mumps (all viruses) and the potentially deadly scarlet fever. These were the common plagues of my youth. Just about all my friends and myself contracted the big three—measles, pox and mumps. Admittedly, they could be serious, but usually not life threatening.

For those who came down with polio or TB, they received treatment and often with severe cases of TB, the sufferers were sent to TB sanitariums to help them get better. In some cases, the sick were isolated (quarantined), but the healthy continued life as usual. I vaguely remember being “quarantined” in the hospital for some reason as a young child. I remember being in a room (maybe ward) with other children with the same disease. But my family was not quarantined.

I get it! I understand that COVID-19 can be dangerous, and initially, little was supposedly known about it and its virulence. In the past, there have been far greater disease threats or other perils to the American public, but none of them resulted in a virtual complete shutdown of the American economy and way of life, or the freedom of movement and expression. Why? Why is this so different?

For you Trumpers out there (and I’m still one), I believe President Trump has been doing an Herculean job in trying to keep things together, but I believe he has been outnumbered, bamboozled and grossly misled, as well as outright lied to repeatedly, as have been the American people. Keep this thought in mind from here on: “Let no good crisis go to waste.”

Let’s be clear, “The Virus” did not create the crisis with which we now find ourselves trying to survive. Politicians and wayward health “professionals” did and continue to do. Politicians and medical “advisors” knew early on what we were dealing with, but instead of promoting calm and reason, ratcheted up the hysteria and misinformation on a 24/7 schedule ad nauseam. After three months of infection alerts, data accumulation and two months of “lockdown” the facts illustrate that COVID-19 is no more impactive than the annual flu. Hold on! Before you mask wearers get in an uproar. The “authorities” knew early on that COVID-19 was the biggest threat to the elderly or those with other morbidity issues (heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc). The statistics bear that out. Depending on the sources and states one looks at, the vast majority of deaths that are COVID-related (85-90%) are in those two risk groups. Healthy seniors and healthy children and adults under age 65 are at very low risk for this disease.

Overall, across the country, less than 0.02% of people have confirmed cases, but not necessarily sick from the disease. Of those who actually have symptoms of COVID-19, again, less than 0.02% have died. However, here’s the caveat: the statistics for COVID-19 have been grossly skewed upward from the very beginning to mislead the public and maintain a certain level of panic among the populace. Don’t believe me? Do your own research. Medical professionals on the front line all over the country have been coming forward and testifying that they have been told, coerced or forced to code virtually every death during the COVID scare as a viral death. Check the CDC data for deaths from other causes, like heart attack, cancer, etc. during this period. Particularly, for high COVID-incidence states, like debt riddled and poorly governed New York.

It was recently revealed that in NY, as COVID deaths mounted, deaths from heart disease (down 85%) and cancer (down 87%) dramatically dropped. Hmmmm! How does that happen? People have less heart attacks during one of the most stressful times in the nation’s history? However, NY is not alone. Similar stats show up in other states and as a nation. Why would politicians and medical administrators want to artificially inflate the COVID numbers? On the political side, to keep the panic stoked so that they could push through their non-COVID political agenda while people were totally focused on this manufactured crisis. For medical facilities it was a survival strategy. Since the government put hospitals and clinics on lockdown except for COVID patients, hospitals and clinics were starving for cash. For each COVID patient, the government promised to reimburse the medical facility $13,000. For each patient they put on a respirator, they would get $39,000. However, now there have been reports, in which many patients have died, not from COVID directly, but from faulty or prolonged use of respirators.

I do not fault the medical institutions entirely. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN reported a few weeks ago that they expect to lose $3 billion this year. Many rural hospitals, already struggling financially, may have to close before this all settles out. And why? Because elite bureaucrats thought it was a good idea to hamstring every medical institution in the country and forbid them to carry on business as usual? Why not let each individual facility develop their own game plan that would enable them to survive and still serve their communities? Too much common sense or a plot of socialized medicine?

The Restaurant Debacle. Thousands of small businesses are falling prey to two months of closures. Thousands of restaurants, some in business for generations will never re-open. Many that do re-open may not make it to the end of the year under the draconian re-opening guidelines, unless they are very well capitalized. Restaurants (not the fast food guys) have already missed out on three big weekends (Easter, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day) in most states, plus millions of birthdays, weddings, graduations and other celebrations. With punitive re-opening guidelines by almighty governors that will make it nearly impossible to make a profit, it is hard to see many restaurants surviving. In Minnesota, for example, the governor’s new edict on May 20 will benevolently allow restaurants and bars to re-open on June 1, but only at 50% capacity (but no more than 50 people total) and only for outdoor patio “dine-in” or take-out customers. No more than 4 people per table (6 if family) and tables must be 6 feet apart. Apparently, it does not matter if your restaurant was designed to hold 25, 50, 100 or 500 diners, you are still limited to 50% and a maximum of 50 customers.

Both staff and customers must wear masks. In Minnesota, where there is maybe five months of clement weather, how many restaurants and bars have outdoor patios sufficient to replace only 50% of their clientele? Not too many would be my guess. In addition, not too many restaurants or bars can prosper at 50% capacity, especially during anticipated busy weekends. So sorry, but you may be saying goodbye to your favorite restaurant or restaurants forever.

Church. Now, here’s the real sore spot for me. With 501 c3 designation controlling the freedom of expression of most churches in America, the church, by-and-large has been indebted to the government, both state and federal. Many leftist democratic states are preventing churches from opening up as long as they can, and when they are “allowed” they face very restrictive “guidelines” that hamper their ministries. Minnesota, where churches have been forcibly vacated for about two months, is a good illustration. On May 20, Governor Walz (D-MN) offered up his umpteenth edict. While Big Box stores like Wal Mart and others have been allowed to stay open, where hundreds and thousands of people are in and out all day and night, churches have been shuttered. The overwhelming majority of churches across the country have readily complied, many even citing Romans 13 as their required act of obedience. But now, the patience is wearing thin and parishioners or congregants are putting pressure on their church leaders to get off the fence and do what Jesus would do for His people and His church.

Back to Governor Walz of Minnesota. Walz declared that churches, along with salons, gyms, tattoo parlors (yes, churches are linked to tattoo parlors, don’tcha know), fitness centers, theaters, etc. will have to wait until sometime this summer to possibly, maybe, receive their decree from the almighty powers to be, to re-open.

However, what will church look like in the post-virus craze? Right now, groups over 10 are verboten. Maybe 50 will be permitted. Some things are likely to be required. Maintain social distancing of six feet, wear your mask, and avoid all personal contact and no more than 25-50% capacity. Think about it, if you are a pastor or church member. How will this affect your church culture and cohesiveness? No more welcoming handshakes. No more nestling together with friends in the same pew or seating arrangement. No more extending the hand of fellowship as is common in many churches during the service. No more laying on of hands or group corporate prayer. What about your church choir or worship team? Will they have to be scaled down and forced to distance themselves from one another? Or will singing be allowed at all? What about communion? In most churches the communion elements are personally handled, even by others before you receive them. And, what about that bastion of church unity, the potluck or pot blessing? Is that now going to be scuttled into the dust bin of time? How can churches survive without their potluck dinners? What about bingo? Say it ain’t so, Aunt Sally! Will money now be designated by the state as “filthy lucre” and therefore be forbidden in the collection plate? Will churches succumb to being state run?

If churches and their leaders, both singularly and corporately, do not take a firm, whatever the consequences stance now, church as it was designed to be by Christ and as it should be, will disappear. We Christians will have no one to blame but our feeble selves.

Mask or not to Mask. If you feel more comfortable and safe wearing a mask, you go right ahead. But please, do not wear one when you are driving a vehicle or operating machinery of any kind. You could cause an accident, injure yourself or even die—yes, die. Look it up! Hundreds of medical professionals and researchers are finally coming forth with the truth. MASKS DO NOT WORK! They will not prevent you from getting COVID-19 or many other viruses. Members of Congress do not fully believe so. Many seem only to wear masks when they are in front of a camera, and then usually wear them incorrectly. They apparently are useless for felons since thousands of them are being sprung on U.S. citizens so they do not get the virus. Wake up folks. This is all a game and the American citizen is being shut out by a score of scads to nothing (zippo, nada, zero).

“Social Distancing,” the New 21st Century Self-Imprisonment. One way to destroy a society is to require that individuals distance, that is, disengage themselves from other people. It is not only demoralizing, but for some it can be extremely depressing and life threatening. Think about it. How many of our beloved seniors and younger, that have died (whether from COVID or something else) have died without family members at their side in the last 2-3 months? When has this ever happened in America? When has this ever been tolerated in America? NEVER! Will you allow it to happen again? Will you allow your mother, father, spouse, child to die alone? What about you? Would you want to die alone? The “powers to be” are shattering American society and far too many people are cheering them on. Socialization, whether at church, work, business, restaurants with family, friends or co-workers is the social fabric of America. It always has been, but will it always be? Only you can prevent it from disappearing from your life.

Destroying the Food Chain. Briefly. Destroy a nation’s food chain and resources and you can have the people on their knees begging for crumbs. It is outrageous, and sinful, that farmers all across the country have been forced to euthanize millions of hogs, chickens, cattle and other livestock because their processors were forced to shut down. In addition, farmers in southern states and out West were forced to plow under crops ready for harvest; dairymen had to dump millions of gallons of milk because they had no outlets. For the very first time in my eight decades on this good earth, I found meat departments empty or nearly so. Eggs not available. Chicken, an almost every day staple for many, scarce. In America? Can’t happen, you say. But wait, the worst is yet to come, say the “experts.” And they are likely correct.

Beholden to the Government. Most Americans, so distant from the reality of the United States Constitution, appear to applaud the government as their savior and prostrate themselves over every little crumb the Burgermeisters deem them worthy of receiving. This “crisis” is just one more giant step, not for mankind, but toward governmental serfdom and total dependence on a small select group of uncivil servants of the public. Just look at how simple and fast they got the American citizen, who is “guaranteed” unrestricted freedom and liberty, to completely shut down their daily lives and voluntarily accept near abject poverty, all for the “common good.” Within a scant two months, over 35 million formerly gainfully employed Americans were told to go home and stay there until “Big Brother” said it was okay for them to stick their heads out in public.

It was so easy, so quick and Americans were so compliant. Just imagine what we will be asked to give up next time and for how long. The stage is already being set for a “do over” in the fall or winter, just in case the unemployment starts to rebound.

Well, this is getting pretty long and there could be no end in sight if I continue. But think of everyday things you and I take for granted and how state and federal government are forcing changes you and I are not likely to embrace, in addition to those already addressed. What about our educational system? How will it be affected? Some primary schools are already discussing the continuance of “distance learning.” Some colleges and universities are talking about the possibility of not re-opening their campuses until 2022. And, my pet peeve: Many stores and shops used to have chairs or benches inside or outside for the weary traveler to rest an aching back or tired feet. Now, they have disappeared or made inaccessible. Are you kidding me! If you do not want to sit by me because you think I might give you the “plague,” fine, don’t. I enjoy solitude too. But why deny me a place to rest my weary body? This is just one of countless absurdities that is ruffling my feathers. But I’m sure you would have your list too if you would just take a minute to reflect. And don’t get me going on sport activities at all levels. Has that been destroyed too?

The “New Normal.” Almost from day one of the pandemic we have been assaulted with rhetoric, largely from politicians on the left, that there will be no going back to a normal life in America, but we will enter into a “new normal,” whatever that is. Are you comfortable with this new politically-defined life for you and your offspring? I, for one, am very disturbed and greatly irritated by this. You should be too. In case you have not noticed, your constitutional rights are being systematically stripped away one by one and far too many clueless Americans seem so very happy to have it happen as long as they perceive that they are safer now.

Who stands to benefit from this disaster? One group, I assure you, that will not benefit, and that is the American people. The democratic socialist Marxists, however, are squealing with glee. They have never had a greater opportunity to so easily pursue and implement their anti-American, anti-capitalist, anti-constitution agenda. This is THEE “never let a good crisis go to waste” crisis that they could not have fully imagined, yet have fully taken advantage. All that “stimulus” money to help the “po folk” was an illusion to permit them to load up with financial pork for their favorite cronies, abortion clinics and their ilk. All the while gleefully putting the American taxpayer on the hook for trillions more in unaffordable U.S. debt. How nice of them. A key objective, despite the immense pain for American households, was one last ditch effort to destroy the “Trump Economy.” Russia-gate did not do it. Ukraine-gate was a failure. Impeachment was a disaster. What’s left that could so utterly and rapidly destroy President Trump’s hallmark and re-election hopes? Need I explain further?

And, I have not even touched on the likely horrendous financial impact on Americans and America. However, if you have the fortitude, you could read the article linked below.

Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin

Also read: Is America Headed Toward Insolvency?

 

Islamic Infiltration of the U.S. Government, Part I

November 25, 2019

What America’s Founders knew about Islam.  The earliest record of Islam’s interface with America was when the Muslim Barbary Coast pirates tried to extort money from the fledgling United States of America in 1786 in exchange for safe passage of America’s merchant ships through the straits of Gibraltar at the neck of the Mediterranean Sea. The U.S. government sent Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin abroad to negotiate with the Muslim ambassador in Tripoli, Libya. After considerable negotiations, the American representatives could see no other way out of the predicament other than agree to pay an exorbitant ransom, which amounted to ten percent of America’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) at the time.

On March 28, 1786, in a letter to Secretary of State, John Jay, who was in London at the time, Jefferson and Adams shared the following observations.

We took the liberty to make some inquiries concerning the Grounds of their pretentions to make war upon Nations who had done them no Injury, and observed that we consider all mankind as our friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation. 

The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.

Jefferson, Adams and Franklin knew the United States did not have the money that the Muslim ambassador demanded. Their only hope was to get the U.S. Congress to agree to allow them to make a loan agreement with Holland.

John Adams, in his report to John Jay, gave his impression of Islam. He referred to Muhammad as a “military fanatic” who “denies that laws were made for him; he arrogates everything to himself by force of arms.”

In reviewing his experience, Franklin wrote: “Nor can the Plundering of Infidels be in that sacred Book (the Qur’an) forbidden, since it is well known from it, that God has given the World, and all that it contains, to his faithful Mussulmen, who are to enjoy it of Right as fast as they conquer it.”

When Jefferson became president in March, 1801, the Barbary Coast pirates were extorting 25 percent of America’s GDP and were still attacking America’s merchant ships. Jefferson wasted no time and agreed to send the full might of America’s naval fleet to vanquish the Muslim pirates.

The Universal Goal of Islam. The goal of Islam has never changed since its inception over 1400 years ago: To conquer and subjugate the infidels wherever they may be found by any means possible and necessary. For the West and those in the United States to believe otherwise is pure folly and a potentially deadly error. As a zebra cannot change its stripes, neither can Islam be reformed into some passive, peacenik ideology.

In America, Muslims represent less than 2% of the total population. However, they have accomplished far more than in any other Western country in a very short time. Thanks to America’s diversity complex; desire to welcome all people; overall openness and kindness; Judeo-Christian heritage; ignorant and easily deceived church leaders and politicians; generous welfare laws that include non-citizens (including Social Security benefits); socialist-leaning government; adoption of the Islamist “Islamophobia” rhetoric and agenda and a host of other welcoming loopholes, Islamists are right at home in the country they seek to dominate.

Islamists—radical, fundamentalist Muslims—have successfully infiltrated America’s government (county, state and federal), military, law enforcement, educational systems (from elementary through university), legal systems, churches and every aspect of daily American life. Not fully, but effectively enough that it is changing the minds of Americans to accept the Muslim mindset more and more each day. The Muslims refer to it as the Civilization Jihad—the undermining of the very foundations of America from within.

The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim brothers] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen [Islamic guerilla fighters] be equal (An Explanatory Memorandum, On the Strategic Goal for the Group in North America, 5/22/1991).

This document, An Explanatory Memorandum, discovered by the FBI in a raid on a Muslim Brotherhood home in Annandale, Virginia in August, 2004, details the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and its sympathizers in the United States. Despite the overt candor of the Memo, the media, most politicians and law enforcement have not taken it seriously. To the contrary, the media, politicians, law enforcement and America’s churches have become all too willing dupes of the Muslim Brotherhood. The MB is well on its way to accomplishing exactly what the Memo proclaims: destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands.

“At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

Abraham Lincoln, January 27, 1838

(See Revelation 18 and the Fate of America.)

Islam and the U.S. Constitution are not compatible. The First Amendment of the United States of America Constitution reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. 

America was the first nation in the history of the world to have such an extensive and all-inclusive “Bill of Rights.” Islam neither acknowledges nor believes in any of the freedoms presented in this treasured law of America.

In Islamic countries, it is the government that dictates the religion for its citizens. There is no freedom of choice for and individual to decide whether or not to worship Islam’s god. All must worship Allah or face severe persecution and consequences. Islamic governments, the mullahs and imams respect no religion other than Islam. In many Muslim countries, if one is allowed to remain a Jew or Christian, you must pay a “poll tax” that allows you to be a second class citizen. However, you cannot express your faith openly or share it with others. You are a prisoner of the confines of Islam. If your father is a Muslim, the moment you are born, you are a Muslim also. If you decide to leave Islam later in life, you risk abandonment by your family, at least, or death.

(1) Islam is the religion of the State.

(2) No religion other than Islam can be propagated in the country.

(3) No law can be enacted that is not compliant with the general principles and objectives of Shari’ah.

Article 2

The Federal Republic of Somalia

Provisional Constitution

Adopted August 1, 2012

Freedom of speech does not exist in Islam. It is Islam’s religious leaders and scholars that determine what one can say, especially if it pertains to Islam or its prophet, Muhammad. If one says anything critical or judgmental about Islam or Muhammad, one can go to prison or be executed. You are not allowed to question the ideology or its leaders. Their word is of Allah and infallible.

In Islamic countries, Islam is the Law. Islam functions as the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government and dictates what every citizen is to believe and do. No freedom of thought or discussion is permitted.

Islam also does not observe freedom of the press. All official media must comply with Islamic teaching and not deviate in their presentations. Media releases are often fabricated to order to present the official positions of the Islamic government and to toe the line of Islamic propaganda.

The right to peacefully assemble or petition the government with grievances does not exist in Muslim countries. They are dictatorships. While there have been frequent citizen protests in places like Egypt and Iran, they are met with brutal force and death to silence any opposition to Islamic dictatorial rule.

Islam also dictates what women must wear, how they must behave, what she can do in public and basically suppress a woman’s life so that it is not her own, but only that which is dictated by her male superior.

Bottom line: Islam is oppressive, dictatorial and entraps men and women in a veil of bondage with no escape without severe consequences. It is the very antithesis of what America’s Founders envisioned and implemented by the wisdom of God Almighty.

A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.

Ariel Durant

Russian born American Author

1898-1981

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Available at: https://understandingislaminthelightofchristianity.com

Culture of Death

March 7, 2018

Every time there is a mass shooting or some horrific event in the United States involving guns, some (usually Democratic or leftist) politician or leftist talking head on television will boldly proclaim that America has become a “culture of death”.

I agree, but not for the same brash pontificating reasons they promulgate.   America, indeed, has become a culture of death, but it started long before the first mass shooting at a school.  Conspicuously absent from the culture of death dialogue on the left is the fact that God, the Bible and prayer have been stripped from our nation’s schools and the killing of the innocent has become the law of the land.

I would put forth that it started the day in 1963 when prayer was outlawed in U.S. schools.  (I remember clearly that when I was in first grade in public school in the late 1940s that we started each day with a reading from Psalms or Proverbs, a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.)  Prayer and then Bible reading were ripped from the children of America via three Supreme Court decisions in 1962 (Engel vs. Vitale) and in 1963 (Murray vs. Curlett and Abington Township School District vs. Schempp).  In all three cases, the High Court, led by liberal Chief Justice, Earl Warren, erroneously and boldly misinterpreted the First Amendment and cited the non-existing doctrine of separation of church and state that does not exist anywhere in the U.S. Constitution.  Essentially, the Supreme Court of the land was telling the nation’s children that Almighty God had no place in their life – no grounding of absolute truth; and no moral compass by which to judge one’s life.*

Then came the horrific Supreme Court ruling on  January 22, 1973 in Rowe vs. Wade that gave women in America the right to kill their unborn children.  Since that ungodly decision, American women/mothers have killed or allowed to be killed over 60 million of their babies – 60 MILLION!  So, what lesson did (and does) this teach America’s youth? That life is not worth much.  If your own mother can chose to end your life, then what is life worth?  NOTHING!  “So, why should I care about someone else’s life or my own?”

Abortion is a form of child sacrifice that God calls evil (see Leviticus 18:21, 20:1-5 and 1 Kings 11:5-8).   The debate from the left on what constitutes a human life in the mother’s womb is a non-issue as far as I am concerned and as far as God is concerned.  In the Bible, God declares that, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you . . .” (Isaiah 49:1, 5).  The left can argue all it wants about when a life is a life, but it is God who has stated that a life begins when He has conceived of it.

On top of these sweeping events affecting our nation’s children who become aggressive adults is the onslaught of violent video games and gratuitous Hollywood murder and mayhem filth that permeates our collective senses, but especially that of our youth.  Video games are no longer gratifying unless a 9 year old can blast away the humanoid of his choice or annihilate by a multitude of gruesome methods any foe he desires.  And we have the audacity to wonder why a growing number of our children are killing children or anyone else who invades their space.

One Virginia House of Delegates representative got it right in a speech before his peers on March 2, 2018.  You can watch and listen to it here.  Republican Nick Freitas (Culpepper, R-30) stated unequivocally that gun control is not the issue, the issue is the breakdown of our society.

PLEASE NOTE, the “culture of death” is not an issue of gun control or Second Amendment rights, but a mindset change on what is truly important to us as a people.  Do we want God in our lives or not?  Is murder, murder, whether of the unborn or those walking upright?  What respect for life do we truly honor and not give lip service to on a daily basis?

The great pastor and preacher, Dr. Peter Marshall, at the height of World War II gave a riveting sermon on March 11, 1944 called Trial by Fire.**  It was based on 1 Kings 18:21.  Some excerpts from that famous speech which I had the privilege of transcribing from a cassette tape his son gave me.

Materialism had a god, Dr. Marshall thundered.  His name was Baal. He offered to his devotees things that human instincts craved.  He was a god of the flesh.  His priests encouraged the people to follow their natural inclinations.  It was worship and indulgence expressed in lust and adorned in selfishness.  It had no inhibitions at all. . . .

So, morality became a relative thing.  The old absolutes were regarded as far too intolerant.  The national moral standards were lowered. . . .

It was a time now for men to take sides.  There was no middle ground.  They could not be neutral.  They had to be on one side or the other.  They had to decide whether their nation would be governed by God or ruled by tyrants. . . .

The choices you make in moral and religious questions determine the way America will go.  We badly need a prophet who will have the ear of America and who will say, “If the Lord be God, follow Him!  But if Baal, then follow him!”

President George Washington also had it right.  Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.  In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.  The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and cherish them (Farewell Speech, September 17, 1796).

*To learn more about these pivotal cases and the status of America, get my book, Revelation 18 and the Fate of America.

**Dr. Marshall’s complete sermon is in my book above.

The 2016 Presidential Election (Kathleen’s Insight)

October 16, 2016

There is one candidate who is for the things below and one who is opposed.

  • One is pro-Israel, the other is not.
  • One is for freedom of speech, the other wants to control speech.
  • One wants lawful immigration, the other wants open borders.
  • One wants justice in our court system, the other wants activist judges that create law, rather than interpret the law.
  • One wants free enterprise, the other wants increased government regulation.
  • One wants the U.S. Constitution to be the law of the land, the other favors the U.N. Constitution.
  • The one is pro-life, the other wants to support increased abortion, including partial-birth abortion.
  • The one supports freedom of religion, the other seeks to suppress Christianity in America.
  • One has never been investigated for criminal activity, while the other is under constant investigation for such activity at the highest levels.
  • One understands economics and the advantages of capitalism and job creation, the other favors socialism, government control and has never created a job in the free market.
  • The one profits from Wall Street through wise investment, the other profits from Wall Street by giving worthless speeches.
  • One stands firm against corruption in government, the other has been a part of that corruption for decades.
  • One seeks advice from Christian leaders, the other relies on radical socialists.
  • The one wants to rebuild our decimated military, the other wants to continue its demise.
  • The one wants parental control of education, the other wants government control.
  • The one wants to protect America’s sovereignty, the other wants a One World globalist America.
  • One supports racial equality, the other foments racial divisiveness.
  • One respects and supports the sacrifice of America’s veterans, the other despises America’s military personnel.
  • One has demonstrated financial responsibility in matters of finance, the other had $6 billion of taxpayer monies disappear and unaccounted for during time in government office.
  • One believes in parents and families raising children, the other believes government should.
  • One is surrounding himself with patriotic leaders, the other with far left socialists.
  • One expresses the love of country and countrymen, the other speaks of despising fellow Americans.
  • One is for equal opportunity and the “American Dream”, the other for the re-distribution of wealth.
  • One opposes gay rights and gay marriage, the other believes they are constitutional guarantees like freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
  • One stands for law and order, the other for selective justice.

God did not choose to give us a Christian candidate. Perhaps that was the fault of the divided Christian community.  Instead, He gave us a person who is a “work in progress” like all of us.  One who believes in justice and who has strong convictions not unlike most Christians but expresses those convictions in ways that are often unacceptable to most of us.  However, they are sincerely held beliefs.  The other candidate provides evidence every day of being a pathological liar who has repeatedly deceived the American people.

A City on a Hill. If the Church and we as Christians are called to be “the salt of the earth” . . . “the light of the world” . . . and to be “A city set on a hill” that should not be hidden (Jesus in Matthew 5:13-14), why is it so hard for many Christians to believe that God planted His church and His people in America for the sake of the nation?

From the very founding of our country God has given His church (and His people) the responsibility for the spiritual well being of the nation. He gave America a constitution based on Judeo-Christian values—not Islamic, not Hindu, not atheistic or any other).  It has proved to be the best form of self-government the world has ever known.  Ironically, but by political design, our educational system now teaches the value of the U.N. constitution and globalism and Islamic thought.  These are two very different anti-freedom, anti-Christian and oppressive systems.  Partly as a result of these re-education systems (and to a lesser degree, biblical interpretations), many Christians believe that they should not be involved in politics or hold political office.  God foresaw this outcome of anti-God globalism with His revelation to the Apostle John on the Isle of Patmos nearly 2000 years ago.

As Christians living in America we are part of the most unique “experiment” in the history of the world—a self-governing people whose laws and way of life were founded on biblical principles. The Church was planted here in America for the sake of the country and the mandate of Christians to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide.

As citizens of God’s Kingdom on earth we have a responsibility to demonstrate God’s love and righteousness in our midst; to be accountable for our actions or lack thereof in standing up for righteousness and mercy. I believe this is America’s last call for redemption.  The advantage that Satan has is that the Church has always been divided by pettiness, pride, rivalry and biblical incidentals.  We have untold denominations and sects, each believing they have the “truth”.  Here is the “truth”—“a kingdom” (country) or “house divided cannot stand” (Matthew 12:25).  America is divided mainly because the Church is divided.

For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins  with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?  (1 Peter 4:17).

Founding Father, John Adams, in his Thoughts on Government (1776), wrote: Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it. It is the responsibility of the populace, the American people, including Christians, to hold their elected officials accountable for their actions and decisions and to make sure they are upholding the law of the land and not implementing their own for their own benefit or agenda. An election is the one best opportunity, bar a revolution, to bring about a change of government when one is needed.

John Adams, in a speech before the Militia of Massachusetts declared, Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other (October 11, 1798). Perhaps that is America’s biggest problem, we have fallen away from God and as a whole are no longer a people of faith.  We have allowed our Constitution to be trashed by globalists and irreligious elitists with self-serving interests and not that of the people.  God will hold Christians accountable for the outcome of America’s unique world contribution to self-government.

 

The 2016 Presidential Election

October 16, 2016

A Christian’s Perspective

As Christians and Americans we have a challenging decision to make this election. Never in the history of our country have we had two least desirable candidates for the highest office in the land and perhaps the most powerful leadership position in the world.  For most, the decision boils down to Clinton or Trump, or “none of the above.”  It has been a presidential campaign marked by continuous accusations, threats, intimidations and lapses in moral character—all of which should be reprehensible for the Christian believer.

The truth is, America has never had a righteous, sinless person run or get elected to public office.  Not even George Washington, who was unquestionably the best and most humble person to hold the office of president of the United States.

However, I have come to realize, that despite the undesirable nature of each major candidate, for the Christian or patriotic American, this election is not about, “do I vote for Clinton or Trump?”, but what kind of presidential administration, judicial system, military, law, immigration policy, respect of life, civil rights, respect of the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution, etc. do I want and expect from the nation’s leadership?  Which candidate is most likely to surround himself or herself with law abiding cabinet members that will implement the will of the people?  Which one will seek to establish a judicial system that not only follows the Constitution, but interprets the law and does not make new law without the consent of the people or Congress?  Which one will rebuild the U.S. military that has been decimated over the last 8 years to levels not seen since WWII?  Which one will seek to re-establish racial harmony and oneness instead fomenting divisiveness?  Which one has pledged to respect the lives of the unborn?  Which one will uphold justice for all?  Which one has pledged to follow the Bill of Rights which guarantees the freedom of speech, religion, the press, right to peacefully assemble and bear arms?  Which one has agreed to protect our country’s borders and implement a sane immigration policy? Which one is likely to follow the law when signing into law congressional laws or mandates?

The presidency is much more than just the presidential candidate, it is the course of America and what we desire our country to look like.  Now, let me make myself clear: As a Christian, I am a Christ follower first, then an American in terms of birth and placement.  I have said for years that America has slid past the point where human intervention will save her.  Only God can and will redeem her, but only if the Church and its people repent for allowing things to get this bad through ignoring sin and refusing to stand up for righteousness.

Also read: https://ampatriot.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/the-2016-presidential-election-kathleens-insight/