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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.

 

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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/

America’s Descent into Chaos and Depravity, Part 4 (final)

July 13, 2015

Excerpted from Chapter 5 of Revelation 18 and the fate of America.]

. . . and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!”

Revelation 18:2b

Abortion―Child Sacrifice. The human race, regrettably, has had a long history (since Cain killed his brother Abel) of having, at times, a strong disregard for human life—especially for those judged to be less valuable or less than human.  When the first colonists arrived in the “New World” that was to be dubbed “America” they had a vision for a new life of peace and freedom.  However, it did not take long for some among them, including clergy, to ascertain that the resident peoples were unlike them and therefore “savages” and proclaimed them to be somehow less than human and therefore worthy of the superior invaders wrath and adverse sentence, including murder.

Right behind the oppression of the Native American came that of those of dark skin color, the Africans who were imported against their will and also treated like savages and sub-humans, even by members of the Christian church.  Many were tortured or murdered for no other reason than they were the wrong skin color and considered to be less than human.

Fast forward to the second half of the 20th century in America and another large group of human beings were adjudged to be non-human just because, although they were fully alive, they were still in their mother’s womb and therefore determined to not be an independent human being.  The prejudice against them had nothing to do with skin color, race, ethnicity, heritage, economic status or any other human factor other than that they were determined to be unwanted; an inconvenience; a mistake.  The innocent blood of these victims was shed simply because they were conceived by one or more uncaring, unloving people who considered the miracle within the womb as just a lump of tissue.

U.S. Abortion Statistics:

  • Since 1973 an estimated 56+ million babies have succumbed to the horrors of abortion.
  • About 1.2 million abortions are performed annually.
  • Approximately 3,300 abortions are performed daily in the U.S.

Source: http://www.numberofabortions.com

Abortion is a form of child sacrifice, and as such, is detestable to the Living God.  Child sacrifice is a type of witchcraft and idol worship which God cannot and will not tolerate.  America started the worldwide acceptance of abortion with the acceptance of the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973 that legalized abortion.  America is the world leader in this heinous crime against life and since 1973 an estimated 56-plus million American babies have prematurely lost their lives (as of this writing).  Worldwide, thanks to this initiative introduced by the United States, over 1.3 billion babies throughout the world have been aborted since 1980 and over 26 million in the first eight months of 2013.

The Word of God clearly states that “children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth.  Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate” (Psalm 127:3-5; author’s emphasis).

Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice?  And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. 

George Washington, Farewell Address, September 17, 1796

King David, in Psalm 139 acknowledged to God that “You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.  I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.  My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.  And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them” (Psalm 139:13-16; author’s emphasis).  According to the biblical incite of David, God considers His creation within the mother’s womb to be fully human from the moment of conception.  A baby in the womb is no less human than anyone walking around outside the womb.  In fact, in Jeremiah 1:5, God tells Jeremiah that “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you . . .” God also spoke similar words to the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 49:1, 5).

The Founding Fathers of the United States of America in the Declaration of Independence wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life . . .”  Note that the Declaration uses certain undeniably clear words: self-evident; created; endowed; unalienableSelf-evident means that what was to follow was so obvious that anyone with any intelligence could understand it.  When the Founders declared that all men are created equal they understood that this equality started at creation in the womb, not after birth.  Otherwise they would have said that all men were born equal.  And, they understood that it was God, not man; not government that endowed mankind with certain unalienable (non-transferrable; not to be terminated or sold) rights; among the first of those was life.

. . . the moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis for all our civil constitutions and laws. . . All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and ware, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.

Noah Webster, 1843, A Collection of Papers on Political, Literary, and Moral Subjects

In the Old Testament God forbid the Israelites to sacrifice their children to Molech (or Moloch), the god of the neighboring Ammonites.  The Ammonites routinely sacrificed their children to Molech in an attempt to ward off evil.  However, God condemned the practice and told the Israelites that “. . . you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord” (Leviticus 18:21).   But Israel rejected God’s warning.  King Solomon, despite the faithfulness of his father David, worshipped the gods of the heathens around him and even built a temple on the Mount of Olives for Molech and the god of the Moabites, Chemosh (1 Kings 11:5-8).  Almost 250 years after the end of Solomon’s reign, Manasseh became king of Judah after his righteous father, Hezekiah, had eliminated pagan worship and child sacrifice.  Manasseh turned his back on God and again led the Jews into child sacrifice, even offering up his own son to the pagan god (2 Kings 21:6).  Thus, the descent of the Jews continued as they did what was an abomination in the eyes of their God and their end was assured.  God promised when He laid down His law, that those who sacrificed their children to alien gods would be cut off from Him.  Not only those who practiced such a heinous act, but also those who accepted it (Leviticus 20:1-5).

In an attempt to stem the flow of U.S. taxpayer monies to fund abortions outside the United States, Republican President Ronald Reagan announced in August, 1984 that any foreign NGOs (Non-government Organizations) that received funding through USAID (United States Agency for International Development) must not use non-USAID funds to perform or promote abortions as a method of family planning.  This policy stayed in effect until two days after Democratic President William Clinton took office on January 20, 1993.  One of Clinton’s first objectives was to rescind the policy, thus once again opening the door to U.S. taxpayer funded abortions abroad.  As soon as Republican President George W. Bush took office in January, 2001, he re-instated the policy.

Mexico City Policy

                In August, 1984 Republican President Ronald Reagan directed that USAID (United States Agency for International Development) withhold U.S. taxpayer funds to NGOs (Non-government Organizations) that use non-USAID funds for the practice of abortion and other related activities.  Since the policy was announced at the United Nations International Conference on Population in Mexico City, it became known as the “Mexico City Policy”.

In restoring the policy, President Bush stated, “It is my conviction that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for abortions or advocate or actively promote abortion, either here or abroad.”

Then, just like the wicked Manasseh that took Judah down the path to destruction, the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, only three days after his first term inauguration on January 20, 2009, rescinded the Mexico City Policy.  In a White House Memorandum of January 23, 2009, President Obama instructed that the three previous Memorandums by President Bush be revoked and parroting the words that President Clinton spoke on January 22, 1993, said that, “These excessively broad conditions on grants and assistance awards are unwarranted.  Moreover, they have undermined efforts to promote safe and effective voluntary family planning programs in foreign nations.”

On August 13, 2013 the total number of abortions in the United States since Roe vs. Wade were estimated to be 56,514,430.  Since 1980, over 1.3 billion abortions have occurred worldwide.

Source: U.S. Abortion Clock.org, http://www.numberofabortions.com

Obama not only supports the evils of abortion, but he supports the barbaric practice of killing of those who are already born but unwanted, otherwise known as “partial-birth” abortion, the gruesome act of partially delivering a near or full term baby and then killing it.  Obama has been an outspoken advocate of this murderous procedure since going on record in support of it in 2003.  So in favor of abortion at any stage of infant development that he hired the most radical abortion supporter he could find as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas governor.  Together they turned around and actively supported Planned Parenthood, making sure it was funded with hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money—$542 million in 2011 alone.  Thus, once again America was led down the slippery slope of ignoring God’s directive as well as the intent of the Founders of this once great nation.

The loss of innocent life at the hands of another is always tragic, but with abortion there is also collateral impact of immeasurable magnitude.  There is the great emotional trauma—realized or not—for the one having the abortion.  There is also an ancillary impact on those associated with the one having the abortion; and the untold impact on the soul of America—psychologically, morally, economically, and most importantly, spiritually.

Who knows what the impact is to America in the loss of 56-plus million future contributors to American society as inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, doctors, taxpayers, etc. has had on the American psyche and development.

If the mother of an unborn child can freely chose to terminate the life of a human being, why would anyone expect that surviving children would themselves have any respect for human life or grow up to be adults who do?

More U.S. Abortion Facts (2009):

  • In 2009, 85% of abortions were performed on unmarried women.
  • Only 1% of women having an abortion were rape survivors.
  • New York City has the highest abortion incidence: 713/1,000 live births.
  • 75% of women having an abortion said that having a baby would interfere with their lifestyle.   Source: http://www.abort73.com

The moral conscience and compass of American society and all future generations has been permanently seared with the blood of the innocents.  Once again man has set himself up as a god as he ignores the dictates of the One and only true God.  Man is no longer accountable to moral absolutes or the precepts of the Bible.  He is now God and only he has the wisdom of the ages and knows what is best for him and society.

God detests the spilling of innocent blood, especially that of children. He severely chastised the Jews for succumbing to the evil practice of sacrificing the lives of their children. “They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons,” the Psalmist wrote in reflecting on Israel’s past, “and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood. Thus they were defiled by their own works, and played the harlot by their own deeds” (Psalm 106:37-39).

To preserve the government we must also preserve morals.  Morality rest on religion; if you destroy the foundation, the superstructure must fall.  When the public mind becomes vitiated and corrupt, laws are a nullity and constitutions are waste paper. 

Daniel Webster’ Oration delivered at Fryeburg, Maine, July 4, 1802

Those who have abortions, and especially those that call themselves Christian, seem to forget that the life within them first belongs to God.  He created it; He ordained it.  No human has the right to take that life away.  God told the Jews through the prophet Ezekiel that the very children that they were sacrificing were first born to Him and that they were slaying His children (Ezekiel 16:20-21).  Because of this shedding of innocent blood God promised the Jews that, “I will bring blood upon you in fury and jealousy” (Ezekiel 16:36-38).

NOTE:  For more on America’s moral decay, including Evolution, the Great Deception, Sexual Perversion, The Complicity of the Voter & Church and more, read Revelation 18 and the fate of America.

Related Posts:

America’s Descent into Chaos and Depravity, Part 3

America’s Descent into Chaos and Depravity, Part 2

America’s Descent into Chaos and Depravity, Part 1

A Depraved Mind

The Fundamental Changing of America

America’s Descent into Chaos and Depravity, Part 3

July 7, 2015
Revelation 18 and the fate of America

Revelation 18 and the fate of America

Excerpted from Chapter 5 of Revelation 18 and the fate of America.]

. . . and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!”

Revelation 18:2b

Prayer Out of the Schools.  The United States Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren issued three crushing decisions on prayer in public schools.  The first was in 1962 (Engel v. Vitale) and two in 1963 (Murray v. Curlett and Abington Township School District v. Schempp). The decision to ban prayer and Bible reading from public schools was made as a result of the Supreme Court’s interpretations of the First Amendment and the “wall of separation between church and state” dogma.

In the 1962 Engel v. Vitale case the issue centered on a prayer drafted by the New York State Board of Regents.  It simply read: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country.”  Although it was not a biblical prayer or denominational prayer, the parents of ten students took offense and sued the Hyde Park, New York school district claiming the prayer violated the U.S. Constitution.

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 to cherish them.

George Washington, Farewell Address, September 17, 1796

The Board of Regents believed that such a non-descript, non-denominational prayer would get the students off to a good daily start and encourage good moral character, promote spiritual guidance and help overcome juvenile delinquency.  Since students were not required to participate and participation in the prayer was completely optional, the educators felt they were on solid constitutional ground.

The case was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 3, 1962.  Nearly three months later the Court rendered a majority 6-1 decision on June 25.  Associate Justice Hugo Black rendered the opinion for the Court.

In part, Justice Black wrote for the majority: “This daily procedure was adopted on the recommendation of the State Board of Regents . . . they recommended and published as a part of their ‘Statement on Moral and Spiritual Training in the Schools,’ saying: ‘We believe that this Statement will be subscribed to by all men and women of good will, and we call upon all of them to aid in giving life to our program.’

“. . . We think that by using its public school system to encourage recitation of the Regents’ prayer, the State of New York has adopted a practice wholly inconsistent with the Establishment Clause. . . .”

Without citing any references, Justice Black then went on to enlist Thomas Jefferson to support his contention and conclusions about the “religious nature of prayer”.

Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 54:2

In the paragraph containing the Court’s decision, Black wrote: “The petitioners contend among other things that the state laws requiring or permitting use of the Regents’ prayer must be struck down as a violation of the Establishment Clause because that prayer was composed by governmental officials as a part of a governmental program to further religious beliefs. For this reason, petitioners argue, the State’s use of the Regents’ prayer in its public school system breaches the constitutional wall of separation between Church and State. We agree with that contention since we think that the constitutional prohibition against laws respecting an establishment of religion

must at least mean that in this country it is no part of the business of government to compose official prayers for any group of the American people to recite as a part of a religious program carried on by government.”

Associate Justice Potter Stewart was the lone dissenting vote.  Justices Felix Frankfurter and Byron White took no part in the decision.

In part, Justice Stewart summarized the case as he saw it.  “A local school board in New York has provided that those pupils who wish to do so may join in a brief prayer at the beginning of each school day, acknowledging their dependence upon God and asking His blessing upon them and upon their parents, their teachers, and their country. The Court today decides that in permitting this brief nondenominational prayer the school board has violated the Constitution of the United States.  I think this decision is wrong.”

Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart (1915-1985)

Justice Stewart was appointed to the Court on October 14, 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower and confirmed by the U.S. Senate the following May in a 70-17 vote.  All dissenters were Democrats.  Stewart was a centrist Republican who believed that the Warren Court misinterpreted the First Amendment “Establishment Clause” and exceeded the intentions of the Framers of the Constitution.

“The Court does not hold, nor could it,” Stewart wrote, “that New York has interfered with the free exercise of anybody’s religion. For the state courts have made clear that those who object to reciting the prayer must be entirely free of any compulsion to do so, including any ‘embarrassments and pressures.’. . .  the Court says that in permitting school children to say this simple prayer, the New York authorities have established ‘an official religion.’

“With all respect,” he continued, “I think the Court has misapplied a great constitutional principle. I cannot see how an ‘official religion’ is established by letting those who want to say a prayer say it. On the contrary, I think that to deny the wish of these school children to join in reciting this prayer is to deny them the opportunity of sharing in the spiritual heritage of our Nation. . . .”

Religion is necessary to correct the effects of learning.  Without religion I believe learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind . . .

Dr. Benjamin Rush, Letter to John Armstrong on March 19, 1783

Justice Stewart went on to point out the inconsistencies of the nation’s religious observances.  “At the opening of each day’s Session of this Court we stand, while one of our officials invokes the protection of God.  Since the days of John Marshall our Crier has said, ‘God save the United States and this Honorable Court.’  Both the Senate and the House of Representatives open their daily Sessions with prayer.  Each of our Presidents, from George Washington to John F. Kennedy [then in office], has upon assuming his Office asked the protection and help of God. . . .

“In 1954 Congress added a phrase to the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag so that it now contains the words ‘one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.’  In 1952 Congress enacted legislation calling upon the President each year to proclaim a National Day of Prayer.  Since 1865 the words ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ have been impressed on our coins.”

Stewart wrote that he could list countless other examples but that his position could be summed by the fact that, “It was . . . this Court just ten years ago in a single sentence: ‘We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being’” [see Zorach v. Clauson].

“I do not believe that this Court,” Stewart concluded, “or the Congress, or the President has by the actions and practices I have mentioned established an ‘official religion’ in violation of the Constitution. And I do not believe the State of New York has done so in this case.”

Chief Justice Earl Warren (1891-1974)

Warren was appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1953 by President Dwight Eisenhower. Warren, although a Republican, was philosophically a centrist to liberal in his judicial renderings.  He served on the Court until 1969.

A year later, on the same day, the same Court (with Arthur J. Goldberg, a Democrat replacing Frankfurter) decided two other contentious cases that were argued before the Court at the same time concerning school prayer— Murray v. Curlett and Abington Township School District v. Schempp.

In the Murray v. Curlett case, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, a radical militant atheist, who was despised and hated by many Christians and fellow atheists, brought suit against the Baltimore, Maryland school board.  Like the previous complaint in New York, O’Hair sued because she claimed that her son William’s school violated the First Amendment by having students recite the “Lord’s Prayer” (Matthew 6:9-13).  She also came against the school board’s approval of the daily reading from the Bible.

14th Amendment

Section 1 [of 5]. . . . 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.

Passed by Congress on June 13, 1866

Before reaching the Supreme Court, a local Maryland judge, J. Gilbert Pendergast, dismissed O’Hair’s petition, saying, “It is abundantly clear that petitioners’ real objective is to drive every concept of religion out of the public school system.”  The Maryland Court of Appeals had a similar viewpoint and concluded that, “Neither the First nor the Fourteenth Amendment was intended to stifle all rapport between religion and government.”

In the Abington Township School District [of Pennsylvania] v. Schempp the complaint was similar—that the voluntary student participation in morning prayer and listening to a teacher recitation of ten verses of the Bible was unconstitutional.

In its majority 8-1 decision in both cases, with Justice Stewart once again being the lone dissenter, the Court once again cited its position as in Engel v. Vitale but with many more pages of nebulous Founder legal positions and case law.  The bottom line was that, again Thomas Jefferson’s non-binding, non-Constitutional statement on the “wall of separation between church and state” was held up as the justification for their affirmative decision for the plaintiffs.  When attorney for the petitioners, Leonard Kerpelman, used Jefferson’s statement in his presentation and implied it was in the Constitution, Justice Stewart quickly interrupted and asked him where it occurred.  A silence fell over the Court as Kerpelman was stumped for an answer.

In writing his dissent, Justice Stewart stated, in part:

I think the records in the two cases before us are so fundamentally deficient as to make impossible an informed or responsible determination of the constitutional issues presented. Specifically, I cannot agree that on these records we can say that the Establishment Clause has necessarily been violated. But I think there exist serious questions under both that provision and the Free Exercise Clause – insofar as each is imbedded in the Fourteenth Amendment – which require the remand of these cases for the taking of additional evidence.

The First Amendment declares that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . .” It is, I think, a fallacious oversimplification to regard these two provisions as establishing a single constitutional standard of “separation of church and state,” which can be mechanically applied in every case to delineate the required boundaries between government and religion. We err in the first place if we do not recognize, as a matter of history and as a matter of the imperatives of our free society, that religion and government must necessarily interact in countless ways. Secondly, the fact is that while in many contexts the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause fully complement each other, there are areas in which a doctrinaire reading of the Establishment Clause leads to irreconcilable conflict with the Free Exercise Clause.

Religion is the only solid basis of good morals: therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man towards God.

Gouverneur Morris, Signer, U.S. Constitution

Interestingly and sadly, not one Christian group, church or organization chose to file a brief in either case on behalf of prayer or Bible reading in the public schools.  However, it is important to note that these joint decisions by the Supreme Court, DID NOT, as widely believed, remove prayer or Bible reading from the public schools.  The Court only concluded that “government-sponsored” prayer and Bible reading were a violation of the “Establishment Clause” of the First Amendment.  Students in public schools are still free to pray or read the Bible on their own or to conduct or participate in prayer or Bible study groups.

In essence, what the Warren Supreme Court decided to do was to deliberately misinterpret and re-write the First Amendment.  They changed the intent of the “Establishment Clause” of the Founders and replaced it with at statement out-of-context made by Jefferson in a letter.  North Carolina’s senator at the time, Sam Ervin (1896-1985), quipped, “I should like to ask whether we would be far wrong in saying that in this decision the Supreme Court has held that God is unconstitutional and for that reason the public school must be segregated against Him?”

Perhaps ironically, O’Hair’s son, William J. Murray, became a Christian and a Baptist minister and is chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition and author of My Life Without God.

A Depraved Mind

June 30, 2015

Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.

Romans 1:28 (NIV)

Obama’s blatant, tyrannical, depraved “in-your-face” symbol to America.

Obama’s blatant, tyrannical, depraved “in-your-face” symbol to America.

President Obama has repeatedly—in concept and deed—raised and flicked his middle finger to the American people, defying the will and desire of the majority—mostly conservative Christians and Jews, including people of all ethnic and racial heritages.  The latest such act of defiance, of course, was his lighting up of “The People’s House”, the Whitehouse on June 26 in his sick celebration of the Supreme Court’s “illegal” declaration that same sex marriage is now the law of the land.  Lighting up the Whitehouse with the rainbow colors of the gay community was Obama’s way of sticking it to the people—those who stand for godly values and the biblical imperative for marriage being between one man and one woman.

While Obama repeatedly professes to be a Christian, his actions would strongly dictate otherwise, as he continues to obliterate God’s law and tenants of the Judeo-Christian faith.  His lighting of the Whitehouse not only showed his overwhelming support of perversion and depravity, but it was a blatant contempt, “in-your-face” gesture to the American people and to God that was highly offensive and disrespectful, but clearly demonstrated his own depraved, perverted and blasphemous mindset.

No, love did not win, but depravity and the sinful soul did.

No, love did not win, but depravity and the sinful soul did.

So, what does the God of the Bible have to say about this?  After all, it is only His voice that counts—not Obama’s, the gay community, the liberal left or the courts and their radical socialist agenda.

The Apostle Paul, in his letter to new Christian believers in Rome, most of whom were converted Jews, warned them about the consequences their ancestors endured due to their sinfulness.  His words are ageless and continue to be a prophetic warning for today’s unrepentant sinners.

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse (Romans 1:18-20; my emphasis; NIV).

God has made it plain through His creation and through His holy word; who He is and what He requires of mankind.  People have no excuse for their sinfulness, especially in America where the Gospel of Jesus Christ and God’s plan of salvation have been preached since the founding of the country.

 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools  and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles (Romans 1:21-23; my emphasis; NIV).

When people turn away from God and reject His principles for life, He allows their hearts to become dark, devoid of His illuminating knowledge and understanding.  They then become fools even though they think they are wise.  Such is the state of America today, although it has been a process in the works for a long time.  It seems that a rapidly growing number of Americans are being consumed by secular, evil thought and practices.  Even within the Christian church, many have become seduced by the deceit of morally deceived and corrupt leaders.  Many churches in the U.S. and even denominations are no longer salt and light in their communities, but have become absorbed into the world around them.  Their hearts have become darkened and they have become spiritual fools just like those they are supposedly trying to reach for Christ.

 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.  They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen (Romans 1:24-25; my emphasis; NIV).

In the Bible there are numerous accounts of God turning the Jews over to experience the consequences of their sin.  Often at the hands of their enemies who oppressed them; destroyed their cities and took them captive.  Despite God’s repeated demonstration of His love and compassion for His chosen people, the Israelites continually, from generation to generation, resisted God, turned from His commandments and statutes and turned to pagan gods and practices, including sexual immorality.  God refused to intervene in their sinfulness, but allowed them to have mistaken and immoral desires of their hearts.  He allowed them to experience the degradation of humanity as they entered deeper and deeper into a perverse and sinful behavior.  The Jews, time and again, exchanged the truth that they knew about God and had been taught about through the generations and willingly accepted the lies and deceptions of the evil one who sought to destroy them.

For the past several decades America has been sliding down the slippery slope of decadence, just like the Jews of old.  There was no unified outcry of objection from the church or the American people at-large when a couple of atheists convinced the Supreme Court that prayer and Bible reading had no place in our schools.  Not one church or Christian group took a stand against the Court in its heinous decision to allow abortion which now has brutally terminated the lives of 60 million young Americans (God’s children).  For the most part, once again, the church is near silent as perversity and rampant sin is sanctioned throughout the land.

The big question is: How long will God tolerate such wanton disregard and disrespect of His moral and religious law?—Not only by government and the courts, but more importantly by His church.  Has America gone too far and will God’s judgment be soon at hand?  If God could not ignore the immorality of Sodom and Gomorrah, how can He ignore that of the people of the United States who have had a rich heritage steeped in His word and the Gospel of truth?

 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.  In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error (Romans 1:26-27; my emphasis; NIV).

There were times in both the Old and New Testaments when immorality was rampant among the people to the point that they sought sexual pleasures among those of the same sex—men with men; women with women.  Such was the case with among the pagans in Sodom and Gomorrah.  Since those who lived there refused to repent, God had no other choice but to destroy those cities to prevent the immoral depravity from spreading.

America has arrived at such a time.  It has been a long, slippery trip, but she has arrived at a place of no return—unless she fully repents and returns to the God of her ancestors.  Notice in Romans 1:27, that those who turned to the immoral behavior of homosexuality received in themselves the due penalty for their error.  It is no small thing or great surprise that many of those who engage in such sexual deviance incur the life-threatening afflictions of AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases.

 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.  They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,  slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;  they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy.  Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them (Romans 1:18-32; my emphasis; NIV).

There is a point, according to the Bible, when God can no longer wait for the rebellious to repent of their sins and return to Him.  Although God is always willing and waiting to receive the repentant sinner back into His fold, He cannot and will not withhold His judgment forever.  America has reached that threshold.  Sin is running unchecked throughout the land as the church, the supposed light on the hill and the salt of the earth, by-and-large remains deafeningly silent.  God has now clearly given over the United States of America to a depraved (reprobate) mind and allowed its residents to enter into all types wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.  We have become a society where more and more Americans not only does not believe in God as evidenced by their thoughts and behaviors, but many are actually God-haters.  America has declined into a generation of rebellious, undisciplined, god-less brats (yes, I know there are millions of exceptions) who refuse to follow God and His moral and religious code.  There is no excuse for such rebellion.  God has been preached for centuries in every corner of the United States, so there can be no excuse for not knowing what He desires.

America has been richly blessed in the past.  Yes, America committed many sins and did not follow after God’s law, but more often than not, there was repentance that brought her back on the right path.  But not today.  Repentance, even within the church, is hard to come by.  America has reached the point of no return; the point where no human intervention can save her.  Only God can save America from her many transgressions.  However, He will not intervene where He is not wanted; or where there is no repentance for sin.  And that repentance must start within the Christian church itself.

Do not trust in princes, in mortal man,

in whom there is no salvation.

Psalm 146:3

Update July 14.  The Pandora’s box has been flung wide open and perversion is flooding in.  In Montana, a man bent on polygamy is suing to marry two women.  In Virginia, the Fairfax County school board has decided that students will be taught that there is no such thing as gender.  You can be whatever gender you desire or no gender at all.  Yesterday a group of Democrats announced that they are pushing forward a bill that would eliminate the term “husband and wife” from government laws and documents.  Today, Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, announced that the military should rescind its ban of transgenders serving in the military.  This is just the beginning of an all-out assault on Judeo-Christian values and beliefs.  America will not survive.

We the People, Birth of a Nation

October 30, 2014

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Just released a second addition (revised and expanded) of a an early American history book I published in 2005.  If you are an American history buff or just want to know the true history behind America’s start and the Founding Fathers, you will want a copy of We the People, Birth of a Nation, Second Edition for your very own library.  I guarantee you will not find another American history book like it anywhere.  It is now available on Amazon, but will soon be available at other online sites or through your local bookstore.  At 640 pages it is chock full of original documents and the words of the Founders.  It’s an easy read that you will enjoy and cherish as a family heirloom.

Are you tired of American history that has been revised and sanitized to be politically correct or reinterpreted to conform to present-day political or philosophical thinking? We the People: Birth of a Nation, from A Summary View of the Rights of British America, written by Thomas Jefferson, through the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution to President Washington’s Farewell Address, covers the most important period of America’s history.

Learn about the miraculous and providential underpinnings that established America as the most unique nation of free people in the history of the world. Read the actual documents and about their historical significance, as well as the thinking of those Founding Fathers who put them in force for the posterity of all Americans.

Each historical document had its place and importance and is presented in its entirety for your review. Each is preceded by an informative historical narrative to help the reader understand the importance and place each document plays in America’s history and form of government.

Birth of a Nation provides the reader with unique historical insight like no other American history text. It is an historical heirloom for every American.  Read history as it was meant to be read.

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Remnants of a Christian Foundation

September 23, 2014

And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.

Revelation 18:24

Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions—The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny mediated against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.

George Washington, General Orders, July 2, 1776

Where are the noble patriotic George Washingtons when America needs them most?  Where are the true patriots; the God fearing men and women of righteousness that must lead America back to her foundational truths?

It should be clear to most that America is beyond human intervention; human solutions; human redemption.  There is no person or persons that have the collective wisdom, insight or ability to rectify the mammoth problems the nation’s leaders and its people have created.  America has slid too far down that slippery slope toward the abyss.  The nation’s leaders, and in collusion with a sometimes unwitting voting or non-voting populace, has created a political, moral and economic environment that is humanly impossible to recover from without God’s almighty intervention.  The nation’s only hope of recovery and survival is repentance and turning back to God.  Of course those who do not believe in God but only in their almighty, but fallible power will not turn to Him.  Therefore, it is incumbent upon those who know the One and only true God of the Christians and Jews to call upon His mercy.

In the first six chapters of 2 Chronicles it tells the story of how King Solomon, David’s son built the Temple of the Lord and the Ark of the Covenant was put in the temple.  Solomon was so excited that he sacrificed 22,000 bulls and 120,000 sheep before the Lord (2 Chronicles 7:5).  That night God appeared to Solomon and told him, “When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:13-14; author’s emphasis).

There are a couple of key things to consider here.  First, God said that these things: no rain (environmental disaster); locusts (those who would destroy the land) and pestilence (uncontrolled epidemics), would be among My people NOT on (or taking place with) My people.  The second thing is that God is not expecting those who do not know Him, or who reject Him, to ask for His help in time of need.  But He not only expects those who do know Him—called by His name—to call upon Him, but He is eagerly awaiting their cry.

If America is to turn from her wicked ways and return to God it will have to be those who know Him, the Christians and Jews, who are dedicated and faithful and will humble themselves before their God on behalf of the nation.  They must fervently pray and seek God’s face and repent of their own wicked ways before God will hear their plea on behalf of their nation. Then God will hear their prayer, forgive their sin and heal their land. Notice whose land God said He will heal.  The Jews, even though they were living in the land promised to them by God, were still living among pagans, atheists, scoffers, antagonists and total non-believers.  God did not say He would heal the land of these people, but that He would heal the land of His people, those who believed in Him and Him only.

Assault on Christianity. For many decades now, Christians in America and their faith have been under a relentless attack—ridiculed, demeaned, harassed and persecuted—because of their faith.  Because of a growing atheistic “political correctness” doctrine and “diversity” awareness, it has been open season on Christians in an effort to demoralize them and weaken their resolve to stand for Christ.

It started with earnest with the bogus “separation of church and state” doctrine (see Chapter 5).  Under this erroneous interpretation of an isolated letter by Thomas Jefferson and flagrantly applying it to the Bill of Rights, the government and courts have carried on an all-out war against the country’s Christians and Christian heritage.

The list of egregious attacks will fill several volumes alone, but suffice it to list a few that occurred just in the year 2011.  One of the biggest antagonists and perpetrators supporting such attacks is the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF).  According FFRF’s website they are a non-profit organization that “works to educate the public on matters relating to nontheism, and to promote the constitutional principle of separation between church and state. The Foundation is the nation’s largest association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics and skeptics) . . .”

As an example of their handiwork, they supported the complaints of some unknown residents of Pittman, New Jersey who complained about a Knights of Columbus banner in town that proclaimed, “Keep Christ in Christmas.”  FFRF, as in most of their claims, said the banner violated the U.S. Constitution.  The mayor of Pittman, Michael Batten was quoted as saying, “I think it’s a sad state of affairs that our country, we kowtow to the minority and not the majority of people who like that sort of thing to stay.”

For the city of Santa Monica, California, a life-size painting of the Nativity had been a 58-year tradition until some atheists got up in arms about it and complained.  Once again, the FFRF came to the rescue.  An attorney for FFRF told the local paper that a 58-year tradition was no excuse for violating the doctrine of separation of church and state.

In Lincoln, Nebraska, the Lincoln Southeast High School was forced to remove a sign in front of the school that flashed the words “Remember the Reason for the Season.”  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claimed that the message was decidedly Christian and therefore must be removed.

On the lawn of the Loudoun County courthouse in Leesburg, Virginia, the local atheists have put up displays during the Christmas season mocking the Nativity scene and the Christmas tradition.  Loudoun County supervisor-elect, Kenneth Reid, who is Jewish, believes the atheists are trying to force their beliefs upon the town.  Therein lays the duplicity and inequality of the law. While atheists and non-Christians claim that Christians are “forcing” their views or faith on others, atheists and non-Christians are, in effect, forcing their worldview on Christians and others who do not believe as they do.  Although they are free to do so, apparently Christians no longer are allowed such freedom.

“The atheist groups over the past two years have used it as an opportunity to try to ban everything. It’s no longer sufficient to be an atheist, they have to go out there and proactively try to deny and make sure other people don’t believe in God” Reid noted.

At an elementary school in Stockton, California, just before Christmas, 2011, teachers were prohibited from displaying Christmas trees, Santas or poinsettias because of their connotation of the Christian holiday.

In a Tuscumbia, Alabama primary school, unnamed lawyers for an anonymous party requested that the school remove the carol Silent Night from the annual Christmas program because it referenced Jesus.  Outraged parents were assured by the school’s attorney that the program would remain as planned.

In Batavia, New York, the school district proclaimed that “Christmas and Hanukkah will no longer be celebrated in classrooms.”  In addition, teachers were advised not to write or say “Merry Christmas” to their students.

Christian and Jewish members of Congress are also being assaulted with political correctness.  In 2011, members of the House of Representatives were advised that they could no longer wish their constituents “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hanukkah” in any mailings paid for with tax dollars.  Several House members of both parties were not impressed, and one, Representative Scott Rigell (R-VA), decided to make a video highlighting his authority for such well-wishing.  In the video, Rep. Rigell, while pointing to his framed copies of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution behind him, stated “I find myself coming to this conclusion: It’s good and proper and right and constitutional for me to look into the camera and say to all of our friends and family across the second district and across the great Commonwealth of Virginia and the country, ‘Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah and wonderful and sincere holiday greetings from all of us in our office to each of you.’”

Even Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse in North Carolina, is under attack.  Before Christmas, 2011, a part-time tutor in the McDowell County Schools system in Marion, North Carolina complained that the shoe boxes the children were helping to pack contained a small slip of paper with the message: “I love Jesus because _________” and that it violated the children’s First Amendment rights.  No students or parents had issued a complaint, but because a non-Christian part-time tutor complained, the Superintendent, Ira Trollinger, quickly sent out an apologetic message to all parents.

In 2011 Operation Christmas Child was anticipating reaching over 8 million children in 100 countries with shoe boxes full of daily necessities.  About 60,000 churches and 60,000 community groups were expected to participate throughout the United States.

Trollinger noted that, “We may have teachers and tutors that are agnostic, and that is certainly up to them. And we don’t mean to offend anyone. We want to give kids the opportunity to share and to feel good about what they are doing for other people who may need it more than they do.”  Once again, Christians are bending over backwards to appease a minority of non-believers.

In Elwood City, Pennsylvania a 50-year tradition of displaying a Nativity scene at Christmas was ended because the city was afraid of a lawsuit from the Freedom from Religion Foundation.  In Silver Springs, Maryland a group of Christmas carolers were made to leave the U.S. Post Office and told they were not allowed to sing Christmas carols on government property.

In the fall of 2013, at Camp Shelby in Mississippi several dozen active and reserve duty troops of the U.S. Army were told during a training class that the American Family Association, a highly regarded Christian ministry since 1977, was a domestic hate group.  The organization was lumped together with such historic hate groups as the Ku Klux Klan, the Neo Nazis, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam.

Your love of liberty—your respect for the laws—your habits of industry—and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.  George Washington, Letter to the Residents of Boston, October 27, 1789

One soldier who supports the AFA was concerned.  “I donate to AFA as often as I can,” he said. “Am I going to be punished? I listen to American Family Radio all day. If they hear it on my radio, will I be faced with a Uniformed Code of Military Justice charge?”

Hiram Sasser who represents the Liberty Institute, an organization that has been defending religious liberty since 1972, commented on the situation.  “Why must the Army under this administration continue to attack Americans of faith and smear them?”

Todd Starnes, a conservative commentator and frequent contributor to Fox News, wrote in reference to the incident, that “it appears the Obama administration is separating the military from the American people—and planting seeds of doubt about Christians and some of our nation’s most prominent Christian ministries.”

All across the country, Christian groups and organizations, in particular, are being singled out and sued, harassed or pressured into going against their faith or to stop practicing their faith in some manner. . . . [For more information, read Revelation 18 and the fate of America].

Updates

October 13: Houston Mayor Demands Pastors’ Sermons

October 15: City of Houston Demands Pastors Turn Over Sermons

October 17: Fury unleashed over city’s assault on pastors

October 20: Government forcing Christian ministers to perform gay marriages

October 26: Persecution of Christians in America

Democrats: Demented Fools or Cunning Communists?

February 27, 2014

Are Democrats demented fools or cunning Communists?  In either case, America is in deep trouble and voters better snap out of their malaise in the coming election and thoroughly boot out all, and I mean ALL Democrats up for re-election and their RINO (Republicans in Name Only) counter-parts who are rapidly subverting the U.S. Constitution and rule of law in America.

It is no surprise that Democrats have won elections through deceit and subterfuge.  The leftist Democratic educational system has been hard at work for decades to dumb-down America’s young so that they become voting zombies and pawns of their socialistic agenda.

Democrats say the most outrageous things.  In the past week some high-profile Democrats (including the president) spouted some outrageous nonsense.  Let me re-phrase that: “Outrageous lies.”  First, on Sunday, February 23, it was reported that Secretary of State, John Kerry, not well known for his pro-American rhetoric or wisdom, while visiting Indonesia, the world’s largest nation of Muslims, proclaimed to the Muslim world (while beating the drum call to Islamic prayer) that, “We [Muslims, Christians and Jews] are all bound to one god and the Abrahamic faiths tie us together in love for our fellow man and honor for the same god.”  I’m not sure what planet Kerry lives on, but it certainly is not the one of everyday reality.  A little religious/history lesson for Mr. Kerry.  Muslims, Christians and Jews DO NOT (I emphasize, DO NOT) serve, worship or pray to the same god.  Allah, the Muslim god, is a heathen, pagan god of Arabic myth (see Islam & Christianity, A Revealing Contrast).  Islam IS NOT an Abrahamic faith.  Ishmael, the son of Abraham and the slave woman, Hagar, became the father of 12 Arabic kingdoms, NOT Islam, which  was the satanic vision of Muhammad many centuries later.

moron beating a drum

Islam IS NOT a religion of peace and love for one’s fellow man, but rather a demonic religion of bondage that persecutes anyone who disagrees with its members sadistic viewpoint.  Hundreds of millions of people around the world are persecuted, demeaned and murdered EVERY year by adherents to the Islamic faith and the teachings of their “holy” book, the Qur’an.

The very next day, Chuck Hagel, Obama’s new Secretary of Defense, announced that he is proposing a cut in the size of the U.S. military to levels not seen since before World War II.  After-all, America has far fewer enemies than 75 years ago, right?  Today it’s hard to keep tabs on the number of tyrants and terrorists who want to bring America down and see her thoroughly destroyed.

Not to be outdone, Obama’s despicable excuse for Attorney General, Eric Holder, in a meeting of state attorney generals on February 25, told the highest law officers in each state that they did not have to uphold laws that they felt were discriminatory.  Of course, Obama and Holder have long held the opinion that the duly passed congressional law known as the “Defense of Marriage Act” was not worthy of defending in the courts because it called for recognition that the sanctity of marriage was best served by the uniting of one man and one woman in the sacred man-woman union ordained by God.  What laws will Holder-Obama suggest not be adhered to next week or next month as they play out their tyrannical hand of constitutional subversion?

Then there is the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV) who seems to be in a daily race with Vice President Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi for who can say the most outrageous thing.  On the Senate floor on February 26, Mr. Reid asserted, “Despite all that good news [about Obamacare], there’s plenty of horror stories being told. All are untrue, but they’re being told all over America.”  Again, what planet does Reid live on?  Was he resting comfortably with Nancy Pelosi and Biden in a cocoon of denial when Obama said, if you like your health insurance, you can keep it, but millions of Americans lost their insurance and tens of millions more will due to Obamacare?  Was Reid out-to-lunch when Obama said, if you like your doctor you can keep him, but thousands are losing their general practitioners and critical care doctors due to Obamacare?  And where was Reid when Obama promised that his Affordable Care Act would reduce health insurance premiums by an average of $2500 for families, yet millions are seeing their health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs skyrocket.  In his statement before his peers, Reid asserts that all the health care horrors and testimonies being given by everyday people that are in a health care crisis are nothing more than consummate liars and Republican shills.  Are Democrats that obsessed with forcing Obamacare down the raspy throats of Americans that they are willing to habitually lie about it no matter what the cost to the people and the nation?  It is disgusting and reprehensible to watch and listen to day after day.  To date, according to reliable counts, Obama has unilaterally and illegally violated the Constitution and changed the Affordable Care Act 27 times since it was passed by ALL Democrats.

On the same day, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), took to the Senate floor to offer praise to the despotic and oppressive regime in Cuba after his week-long visit there.  Harkin oozed forth praise for Cuba’s socialistic health care system, education and, of course, their baseball accomplishments.  Harkin’s praise resulted in Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), whose parents fled Cuba, to give Harkin and the Senate a dose of Cuban truth serum.

It seems that Democrats ascribed to the communist/Marxist notion that if you tell a lie often enough the people will believe it.

And then there is Mike Dickinson, a Virginia Democrat, who is running against Republican Eric Cantor.  What’s Dickinson’s beef?  He wants the FCC (Federal Communications Commission)— the same FCC that wants to monitor every news room in the nation for proper, government-approved content—to investigate Fox News.  Why?  Because, according to Mr. Dickinson, “Fox News does nothing but tell lies and mistruths.”  Gee, I guess that’s the reason they are the most watched news station in the country with 35% market share compared to the “truth-tellers” CNN (6% viewership) and MSNBC (3%).

Oh, and let’s not forget President Obama himself.  He also lives in the la-la land of deception.  On Tuesday night (February 25), before a gathering of his faithful at an Organizing for Action event, he told those rapt to hear his every word, that, “The work you’re doing is God’s work.”  (He was referring, no doubt, to the difficulties Americans are finding in swallowing his repeated lies on just about everything).  Of course, he did not say which god they were working for.  This is the same Obama who could say with a straight face during his interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that there is “not even a smidgen of corruption” associated with the IRS scandal.  This, his decree, despite the fact that there has not been a thorough investigation yet and no testimonies by complainants had been taken at the time.

The U.S. Constitution in Crisis.   With Democrats from the President on down in a full frontal assault on the intelligence of Americans and the Rule of Law is it any wonder why Jonathan Turley, Professor of Constitutional Law at The George Washington University Law School, when testifying at a House committee meeting yesterday on executive overreach by President Obama, that America was in a constitutional crisis (see Fox video). “I believe we are now in a constitutional tipping point in our system [of government].  It’s a dangerous point for our system to be in.”  The three branches of the government of the United States (Executive, Legislative and Judicial) were established by the Founders as checks and balances for each other, Turley duly noted, and to prevent usurpation by any one of the branches, becoming a rogue entity that destroyed the intent of the U.S. Constitution.

The dumbing-down of Americans:  What the polls say.  So, how did we get to this point in our once great nation?  It has not been by accident, but rather by subversive political design over decades.  True American history has all but been thoroughly purged from America’s schools and universities or scrubbed clean for political-correctness.  Replacing American history are pseudo-history texts in the nation’s schools that are contrived by Muslim adherents.  See this American Textbook Council report: Islam in the Classroom: What the Textbooks Tell Us.

In March, 2011, Newsweek took a poll of 1,000 U.S. citizens, asking them to take the same 100 civics questions  test given to immigrants in order to become a U.S. citizen.  Of the 3 million-plus immigrants who have taken the test recently, 92% passed.  However, in the poll, only 29% of respondents could name the nation’s vice president (Joe Biden); 40% did not know that the U.S. fought against Germany and Japan in World War II; 44% could not define what the Bill of Rights were in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution; 67% did not know that America’s economic system is based on capitalism and 73% did not know why America fought the Cold War (communism).

In a McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum poll taken of 1,000 U.S. adults in January, 2006, only one in the 1,000 could name the 5 freedoms guaranteed under the Bill of Rights.  However, 22% could name all five of the major cartoon characters of the Simpsons.  While only 8% of the respondents could name three of the five freedoms of Amendment I, 40% could name two of the three judges on American Idol.

Should we be dismayed that America is in such a fix?  Americans have been “dumbed-down” to the point that the majority no longer know the law of the land or when they are being lied to.

Are you concerned about America’s future?  Read Revelation 18 and the fate of America.

Obama Announces Gun Control Task Force

December 19, 2012

[I know, I have been pretty quiet since the election.  I’m still recovering from the shock of American stupidity in re-electing a do-nothing, incompetent, Marxist, freedom-destroying racist as president of the once great nation of America.]

“Obama announces gun control task force.”  Well, no surprise here.  Obama and his ilk will jump at any opportunity to savage the Second Amendment.  Just in case you are not familiar with the 2nd Amendment, The Right to Bear Arms, here it is in its short, sweet and clear one sentence:  A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep  and bear arms, shall not be infringed.   Why was this amendment to our (used to be) cherished U.S. Constitution so important to the Founding Fathers and those that signed the Constitution?  Simply, because it follows their thinking in the 1st Amendment:  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.  Without the 2nd Amendment, citizens of the United States cannot protect the five freedoms (religion, speech, press, assembly and redress of grievances) in the 1st Amendment.  That is what has made America the most unique (not perfect) country in the history of the world, along with its foundation built on  Judeo-Christian faith and principles.

. . . shall not be infringed.  What exactly does that phrase mean?  What did the Founders intend for it to mean?  To infringe upon something or someone means to violate established law or violate a person’s right or break an oath to them in supporting and defending their right(s).  To infringe upon someone’s rights means that you are limiting or eliminating their freedoms.

The Founding Fathers, the architects of the Constitution and the signers of the United States Constitution had vivid memories of their fight for freedom and separation from the tyrannical and oppressive government of England.  They wanted to make sure that future generations would not fall victim to or become captive to such a government in the future.  If the tyrannical, marxist powers now gaining strength in the U.S. are successful in weakening, modifying, restricting or even abolishing the 2nd Amendment, how long will it be before part or all of the 1st Amendment will  be under full scale attack?  The 1st Amendment in many ways has been under assault from our own government for years, in both subtle and forthright beatings.

I have a novel idea:  Instead of gutting the 2nd Amendment and leaving us defenseless against criminals and a corrupt government, how about the church and politicians get some backbone and “destroy” abortion.  You know, that hideous act of pure murder of the unborn, near born and recently born.

Since the passage of Rowe vs. Wade legislation in 1973 that “legalized” abortion in the United States over 54 million innocent lives have been slaughtered in or outside the womb.  Worldwide, over 1.3 billion babies have been murdered.  And this is only those abortions that were recorded as “legal” murders.  One cannot promote a culture that values life when one actively, blatantly and with wanton disregard for precious life promote a culture of death—legally taking the lives of the most innocent and unprotected.  If mothers can callously take the life of their unborn for no greater reason than such a birth would be “inconvenient”, “unwanted”, “untimely” or “unaffordable”, why would we expect our surviving offspring to respect life?

And, here’s another novel idea:  Instead of spending hundreds of millionsof dollars each year (over $1 billion from 2002-2009) of taxpayer monies to fund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to take the life of America’s future, let us channel it to pay for better mental health programs and support.

There always has been and always will be violent criminals and the murder of innocent people.  That is the product of a sinful, unrepentant, fallen world.  Controlling or banning guns in the hands of responsible citizens who desire to exercise their Second Amendment rights to “bear arms” for sport or self-protection will not reduce violent deaths at the hands of those so intent on doing so.  It will only open the door to even more criminal violence.

For more on America’s earlier history, review or purchase We the People: Laying the Foundation and/or We the People: Birth of a Nation from Amazon.com or AuthorHouse.  The second title is also available in Amazon’s Kindle format or both volumes are available as e-books at AuthorHouse.