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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 Fundamental Changing of America

May 20, 2015

James F. Gauss, author of

Islam & Christianity, A Revealing Contrast

Revelation 18 and the fate of America

We the People: Birth of a Nation

And a dozen other books.

We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.

Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.

Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008

I’m tired of the liberal and conservative media and pundits claiming President Obama is inept, uninformed, ignorant, out-of-the-loop, disingenuous, etc., etc., etc.  Obama has always had a plan right from the beginning.  He is calculating, clever, deceptive and accomplishing exactly what he started out to do—fundamentally transform the great United States of America into his image of a weakened, ineffective America from within and diminish her world leadership and strength.  His wife, an equal collaborator in the plot, clearly stated that their goal was to change our traditions, our history, which they have effectively done through manipulation of the historical truths and traditions to suit their purposes of diminishing America’s image at home and abroad.

. . . we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation, Mrs. Obama declared.  Indeed, we have moved into a different place—a place of being despised, mistrusted, hated and ridiculed by much of the world.  America is now a place swamped in an over-burdening national debt; an economy on life support; an emasculated and diminished military; a racist society; a destroyed health care system; a tramped on constitution; an invasion of illegal immigrants and Islamic terrorists . . . and the list goes on and on.

National Security and Islamic Terrorism.  The newly elected Barack Hussein Obama demonstrated where his heart was when within days of his inauguration he signed an Executive Order to close GITMO within one year.  Although he succeeded in releasing dozens of Islamic terrorists from the internment camp, he has not, to date, been successful in closing it.  In mid-March when he was asked what advice he would give himself if he could go back to his first day in office, Obama exclaimed, “I would’ve closed Guantanamo on the first day.”

Obama, of course, has had a lot of help along the way with his cause.  He had the full support of the anti-American, anti-truth mainstream media; the extreme left-wing Democrats and their lock-arm cohorts in the Republican party and a populace that had been effectively dumbed-down over decades to the point where the only thing that counted was to elect a “black” man to the highest and most responsible office in the land and perhaps the world.  It did not matter to these people what the man’s agenda was, where he came from, what his experience was, what his politics or beliefs were.  It just did not matter.  Well, now it matters and it matters big time.

Obama has already fired over 200 leading military commanders and given pink slips to over 500 more officers.  [See Obama’s plan to replace patriotic soldiers with illegal, non-patriotic immigrants under the section on Immigration.]

In a January, 2014 article in The New Yorker magazine, when President Obama was asked about the status of Islamic terrorist groups (including ISIS) in the Middle East, he flippantly replied: “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee [junior varsity] team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.”  Eight months later, with the emergence of a powerful ISIS terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, Obama and his administration were trying to deny that he was including ISIS in his remarks.  As it turns out, a full 17 months before those remarks, on August 5, 2012, a U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency report predicted that ISIS would rise to power and threaten the entire Syria-Iraq region and beyond and establish an Islamic caliphate if not immediately engaged militarily and defeated.

Dateline, May 15, 2015.  Pentagon spokesman, Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley, declared, “We firmly believe [ISIL] is on the defensive throughout Iraq and Syria, attempting to hold previous gains, while conducting small-scale, localized harassing attacks [and] occasional complex or high-profile attacks to feed their information and propaganda apparatus.”  The Brig. Gen. went on to say that the “coalition” strategy to defeat ISIL (ISIS) was working.

Dateline, May 18, 2015, three days later, ISIS forces overrun the Iraqi military in Ramadi, the capital of Al Anbar province in Iraq, a city of about 200,000 that is only 68 miles (110 km) west of Baghdad.  Along with their victory, ISIS troops captured a bonanza of U.S. supplied equipment and weapons.  ISIS members were going house-to-house searching for Iraqi government collaborators, raising fears of another ISIS blood bath of civilians.

Dateline, May 19, 2015, Whitehouse press secretary, Josh Ernest, insists that the administration’s policy to annihilate ISIS/ISIL is working overall.

Dateline, May 20, 2015, ISIS captures the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra as the Syrian army flees.  It must be really hard for the administration to keep up with all these success stories with their strategy of defeating ISIS working so well. The 2000-year old city is known as “The Pearl of the Desert.”  Although abandoned in 1932, it is a treasure-trove of antiquity.  ISIS will likely destroy the city’s treasure houses of ancient artifacts.

The ancient city of Palmyra, Syria

The ancient city of Palmyra, Syria

Despite the fact that ISIS now conquered the key city of Ramaldi, the ancient city of Palmyra and now controls half of Syria, much of Iraq and has operating forces in 8 or more other countries, the Obama administration and his Pentagon see no need to revise their strategy or policies for defeating ISIS.  Apparently, everything is going according to plan.

Update:  It is abundantly clear that Obama has no intention of weakening ISIS, much less actually defeating them.  U.S. pilots in Iraq are complaining that Obama’s rules of military engagement prevent them from effectively hitting and destroying enemy targets.  Because of such limitations, 75% of the planes that are sent out on combat missions return with their payloads intact.  The airstrikes are so few (14/day average) that they are totally ineffective.  During “Desert Storm” their were an average of 1125 strikes/day.  Even the limited engagement in Kosovo averaged 135 strikes/day; “Iraqi Freedom”, 800/day.

Invasion of Privacy.  With the invasion of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA), the IRS, the CIA, the FBI and the government monitoring of the Internet, cell phones and drones hovering overhead, Americans have never had less privacy than now.  Those who are elected to high office have often used their power and the agencies they control to take advantage of their perceived enemies.  However, Obama and his team have taken such power to new obscene heights of deviousness and lawlessness.

Health Care.  President Obama and his Democratic colleagues have effectively destroyed America’s once premier health care system.  Yes, there were some faults and shortcomings, but nothing that could not be resolved and tweaked into an improved system without government intervention and takeover. It should be noted that not one Republican voted for the ACA (Affordable Care Act), better known as Obamacare.  Obamacare, through the lies and deceptions of Obama and Democratic leaders has routinely caused the destruction of the United States health care system. The negative impact of Obamacare is so great that an overwhelming majority of doctors are planning an early retirement or just plain quitting the practice of medicine.

As I wrote back on August 25, 2009, it would have been far cheaper and less invasive and disruptive for those who were uninsured and wanted insurance to receive health insurance purchase vouchers instead of a government takeover of America’s health care system that will cost the American taxpayer trillions of dollars.

More and more rural and small town hospitals are closing because of Obamacare.  In a 2012 survey by the Doctor Patient Medical Association, 83% of doctors surveyed said they have considered quitting their practice because of Obamacare.  While at the same time it has been estimated that America will need 90,000 more doctors by 2020.

The litany of Obama and Democratic lies about the ACA is almost endless—from the cost of health insurance will go down to, if you like your doctor you can keep him or her to, if you like your plan you can keep your plan.  Not only were the American people consistently lied to, but to implement the law, Obama and his administration violated the law or changed the law dozens of times to suit their nefarious purposes.

Millions (maybe even billions) of dollars are being squandered through the ACA as a Senate investigative report recently disclosed that thousands are getting unqualified subsidies at taxpayer expense.  The new health care system has quickly become rife with corruption and illegal dispensing of taxpayer funds to those who do not qualify.  Heath care “exchanges” that were set up in various states at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars are shutting down due to failure to function properly or effectively enroll people accurately.  The latest is Hawaii, whose exchange is collapsing after a cost of $205 million to taxpayers.

National Finance.  Obama is deliberately plunging America into bankruptcy with the help of his fellow Democrats and a wimped out Republican congress.  The Obama juggernaut has added more debt to the pockets of the American family than all the previous 43 presidents combined.  By 2025 it is estimated that the interest on the National Debt alone will top $808 billion in that year or $37 billion more than America’s total National Debt in 1978.  Just to cover the interest on that debt, every man, woman and child in America would have to fork over another $2500/year in taxes.  The interest, however, is based on an overly optimistic assumption that the current historically low interest rates will stay near the bottom—which they will not.

To compound the problem, of course, there has been no attempt by the current president or Congress, nor by those that preceded them, to reduce spending or reduce the debt.  Therefore, the current national debt of $18.23 trillion will continue to rise exponentially, as will the interest on the debt.  If such a rise is left unabated the national debt is projected to top $25 trillion in 8 years in 2023.  Although overwhelming, that estimate just might be rather light.  If interest rates were to hit 5%, the interest on $25 trillion would be a mind boggling $1.25 trillion.  Of course, America’s economy would likely have collapsed long before that.

Immigration.  America has always been known as the great “melting pot” for the world’s immigrants.  No country matches the United States for its ethnic and cultural diversity.  Ironically, it is this same openness to virtually unrestricted immigration that is becoming America’s downfall.  America has become so ethnically and culturally diverse that the country has no sense of identity, loyalty or mission anymore.  Impact of immigration on culture, jobs, welfare, standard of living, safety, economy and a host of other areas has severely impugned America’s strength and vitality.  With our borders wide open and under guarded, the flood of illegal and undocumented immigrants, including known ISIS members and other Islamic terrorists should be of major concern to all Americans.  Not only is the safety of every American resident at risk but also the economic, social and cultural welfare of the country.  The hard truth and reality is that the vast majority of immigrants flowing into America are not highly educated or skilled.  They will not pay a significant amount in taxes, but will have a significant negative impact on the health care systems, education, welfare, housing, job market and criminal justice systems throughout the U.S.

Recently, it was discovered that DHS (Department of Homeland Security) was picking up thousands of African immigrants at the Mexican/U.S. border, many of whom are from Islamic terrorist nations like Somalia and Libya and busing them to temporary detention centers for processing.

DHS buses lined up to transport illegal immigrants.

DHS buses lined up to transport illegal immigrants.

According to Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA), at a time when U.S. citizens are being “downsized” from the U.S. military or even turned away at recruiting centers, there is a push to sign up illegal immigrants in the U.S. military.  “The House Armed Services Committee recently approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),” noted Brat, “that encourages the secretary of defense to declare that illegal immigrants categorized under President Barack Obama’s first executive amnesty—Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—are ‘vital’ to America’s national interest and thus eligible to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. Congressman Ruben Gallego’s, D-Ariz., amendment passed the committee with six Republicans joining all 27 Democrats.”  This move is occurring at a time when tens of thousands of U.S. troops are being laid off by the Pentagon.  Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, has stated that the U.S. Army will be reduced by 80,000 active duty troops by the end of fiscal year 2017.   Putting illegal immigrants on the front line of America’s defense when they have no proven loyalty or commitment to the United States is not only risky and dangerous, but absolutely stupid.

Education.  Common Core may be the last peg in the destruction of U.S. education.  It should be a telling indicator when so many teachers and school administrators are quitting over it, refusing to implement it.  At least 13 states have opted out; another five are considering and four never signed on to Common Core and another four states are looking at delaying or modifying the standards and five have bills pending to drop or modify Common Core.  Teachers, students and parents are rebelling against Common Core and its curriculum by the hundreds of thousands all over America.  In New York State alone, almost 191,000 students opted out of Common Core’s end-of-year assessment tests.

The parent/student protest movement against Common Core has become so strong that the U.S. Secretary of education, Arne Duncan, recently threatened parents who oppose Common Core with up to 30 days in jail if they allow their children to refuse to participate in Common Core end-of-year testing.

In case you thought the U.S. Department of Education is a harmless government agency that just wants the best for the nation’s children, guess again.  The DOE has become militarized in order to deal with parents and students who dare to seek the best education and not the government indoctrination and dumbing down one.  The Office of Inspector General, the “law enforcement arm” of the DOE has recently been stocking up on ammo and firearms.  Why?  The explanation can be found on their website.

The Office of Inspector General is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of Education and is responsible for the detection of waste, fraud, abuse, and other criminal activity involving Federal education funds, programs, and operations. As such, OIG operates with full statutory law enforcement authority, which includes conducting search warrants, making arrests, and carrying firearms. (Source: Website of the Office of Inspector General).

Can you say: “dictatorship” and “communism”?  It has arrived with gusto in the former land of the free. 

In an end of year survey of teen students from 65 countries in 2013, students from the U.S. ranked 36th in math, reading and science.  In the Program for International Student Assessment in 2013, the average U.S. 15 year old student scored 498 (out of a possible 1000) for literacy, ranking the U.S. education system at 24th of 65 around the world.  In a 2014 survey of people from 14 countries on their degree of social and political awareness, the U.S. was near the top in ignorance, only being outranked by Italy.  This is the result of the U.S. spending $115,000 per student (2013, 5th highest in the world) and yet the educational end result keeps getting worse.

At the same time there is a war on homeschooling parents who dare to strive for a better, non-indoctrinated education for their children.  Many are being dragged into court or even having their children taken away on trumped-up charges of child neglect or providing an improper learning experience.

Immorality.  Not only has taxpayer funded abortions by Planned Parenthood risen to record levels ($542 million FY 2012 and $540.6 million FY 2013) under Obama, but the majority of Obamacare health care exchanges require insurance providers to cover elective abortions.  Obama and his administration have also become the undisputed champion of homosexual rights and gay marriage, effectively destroying the tradition of marriage and the traditional family unit.  As early as kindergarten and throughout public school children are being taught that however and whenever you want to have sex, if it makes you feel good, it’s okay and acceptable.  In Fairfax County, VA the school district recently announced plans to introduce a Family Life curriculum that teaches 7th through 12th graders that there is no such thing as a male gender or a female gender.  That you can be whatever gender you desire . . . or no gender at all.  Absolutely unbelievable!  Sodom and Gomorrah, here we come.

Update:  A recent 2015 Gallup poll disclosed that now 63% of those polled think homosexual relationships and marriage is okay; p from 40% n 2001.  Also, 61% believe that having children out of wedlock is just fine; up from 45% in 2001.

Re-writing American History.  At the same time that Obama is lauding Islam as a religion of peace and praising Muslims for their contributions to America and the world, he takes every opportunity to denigrate, ridicule and criticize Christianity—the faith he claims to adhere to.  While Americans “sleep” he is inaugurating the largest influx of Muslims into America with little screening to see just how many Islamic terrorists there are among them.  While saying that America is not a Christian nation, he has the audacity to falsely claim that America is one of the largest Muslim nations.  To set the record straight, America’s Muslim population has been estimated to be around 6 million or less than 2%, far under the top 116 nations with higher Muslim populations by percent.  By total population, America’s Muslim population ranks 58th out of 60 Muslim populated nations.  Sorry, Mr. O, but America is far from being a major Muslim nation.

Not long ago, in an effort to pacify his Muslim brothers, Obama grossly misrepresented the facts and history of the Crusades and Thomas Jefferson’s view of Islam.  Obama repeatedly misrepresents the truth in order to favor his agenda—whether its politics, religion or any other topic.

Racism & Racial Tension:  Obama and his administration promote and encourage racism.  They proclaim outrage when a black thug is killed, but remain silent when blacks riot and destroy homes, businesses or murder innocent non-blacks for the “kicks.”  Because of Obama—the “one” who was supposed to bring racial harmony—race relations have suffered a 50-year set-back.

Obama’s comments on Baltimore riots (the day after, April 28) were more incendiary than helpful: “We have seen too many instances of what appears to be police officers interacting with individuals, primarily African Americans, often poor, in ways that raise troubling questions. And it comes up it seems like once a week now, or every couple weeks. And so I think it’s understandable that, and more importantly moms and dads across the country, saying this is a crisis.”  Now, there is no question that there have been incidences where the police force in parts of the country have over-reacted or even unjustly injured or killed someone, both blacks and non-blacks.  However, those deaths measure far less than the number of policemen and police women killed or maimed in the line of duty, often as intentional targets.

From 2005 through 2014, 1463 law enforcement professionals lost their lives in the call of duty, with at least 777 from personal attacks of perpetrators.  From 2010-2014, 682 were killed in the line of duty.  During the same period, 96 black males were killed by police officers and 300 white males were killed by police officers.  In 2014, 431 whites were killed by blacks (who represent 13.2% of the U.S. population), while 193 blacks were killed by whites (77.7% of the population.  Now, if three times as many whites as blacks are being killed by law enforcement and over twice as many whites as blacks are being killed by the opposite race, why does this always boil down to a black issue where blacks are portrayed as the victims?  Why?  Because blacks seem to be more prone to take to the streets to cause chaos and mayhem—destroying property, vandalism, arson, looting, beatings and murder—all under the guise of “seeking justice”.  When was the last time you saw or heard of a group or community of whites or Hispanics (17.1% of the population) going on a rampage because one of their community was murdered by a police officer or a person of the opposite race?

The American Economy.  Under employment/ low worker participation rate.  First quarter of this year the U.S. economy grew by a paltry 0.2%.  Economists had expected a 1% growth rate or about 4% pace for the year.  Instead the economy grew at less than a 1% rate.  The economy, at that rate, cannot and will not create meaningful full time jobs.

As of May 4, almost 50 retail chains have announced over 6,000 store closings, resulting in thousands of layoffs.  This includes such well known companies as Radio Shack (1784 closings), Office Depot/Office Max (400), Dollar Tree/Family Dollar (340), Walgreens (200), Staples (55 stores) and many more.

Update:  There are now a record 110 million Americans receiving federal assistance of some sort.  Note, this does not include those legitimately receiving the earned benefits of Social Security and Medicare for which taxes were collected from income over the years.

Update:  May 29, Obama’s government revised downward the nation’s GDP growth rate to -0.7% (yes, that’s minus 0.7%). Further evidence that Obama and the Congress’s economic policies are destructive.

Military Preparedness.  America’s military, say military veterans, is at the weakest level since before World War II.

Such a rampant elimination of military leaders by an American Commander-in-Chief is unprecedented in all of American military history.  It has become so bad, that along with Obama’s military funding cuts, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General Ray Odierno revealed in late October, 2013, that the U.S. Army only had two brigades that he would consider combat ready.  That is a total of 6,000 to 10,000 troops.  Gen. Odierno noted that, due to the sequester budget cuts, the military had to stop training exercises for the last six months of the year.  The two brigades that are estimated to be combat-ready do not include those in Afghanistan, Odierno commented, since those stationed there are only there for “training and advising”.

In a November 7, 2013 Senate Armed Services Committee meeting, members of the committee were stunned by the testimony of the U.S. Air Force representatives.  Due to sequestration the nation’s once powerful Air Force has been severely damaged in its ability to be combat ready.  Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning, in his testimony, noted that not only is the Air Force having to cut back on aircraft maintenance, it is having a hard time keeping experienced pilots because of the forced reduction in flight time and training.  Despite huge bonuses being offered to pilots to stay in the Force, many are leaving for the private airline sector. 

However, all branches of the U.S. military have been drastically affected.  Under the sequester the U.S. Army must cut back to 380,000 soldiers; the U.S. Marines are limited to 150,000 troops; the U.S. Navy is reducing its total fleet number to 260 craft (down from 600 under the Reagan presidency) and cancelling maintenance on 30 ships and 250 aircraft.  Of the $1 trillion in sequester cuts under President Obama, over half were absorbed by the U.S. military at one of the most perilous times in the country’s history. . . . 

Obama’s purge will greatly affect America’s military leadership and military readiness for decades to come.  “Over the past three years,” retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry”  Boykin, noted, “it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause.” 

Because of the purge, Lt. Gen. Boykin points out; future leadership is leaving the military, seeing no future in their patriotism.  Obama’s tyrannical, dictatorial leadership has become offensive to conservative, patriotic personnel in the four branches of military service.  “Morale is at an unprecedented low,” Boykin said (Revelation 18 and the fate of America, pp. 287-289).

Interestingly, American volunteers (former military & Christians) are returning to the Iraq theatre to fight against ISIS, vowing to get the job done that they were not allowed to do while in the military.

In Africa, despite Boko Haram’s reign of terror in Nigeria (mostly against Christians), where thousands of Christians have been displaced, tortured, kidnapped or slaughtered, Obama has repeatedly refused to send Nigeria any military weapons or intelligence to Nigeria because of the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan’s stance against homosexuality.  So Jonathan was forced to contract with white mercenaries from South Africa, who recently have been forcing Boko Haram into retreat and have freed many villages and kidnapped victims from the clutches of the notorious Islamic terrorist group.

Update:  In a survey conducted by Military Times of 2300 active duty personnel, only 15% approved of Obama’s role as Commander-in-Chief.

Foreign Relations.  America’s image abroad has, perhaps, never been worse.  Due to Obama’s feckless foreign policies and reneging on his words and commitments, few world leaders trust America any more.  Our influence abroad has been severely diminished.  A good case in point is Saudi Arabia.  When Yemen on their border was overrun by Islamic terrorists and eventually fell, they appealed to the U.S. for help.  Finding none, they turned to Vladimir Putin and the Russians who were only too glad to fill the void.  Obama also turned his back on the Ukrainians when they appealed for help to fight the Russian invasion of the Crimea.  While extolling Islam, Obama has ignored the millions of Christians who are being persecuted and slaughtered by Muslims around the world.

In South America, while Obama fawns over communist Cuba 90 miles from Florida, the view of America by South American leaders has likely never been lower.  SA leaders despise Obama’s policies and his condescending attitude toward South Americans.

Update: June 1, President Obama declared that under his administration America is now the most respected nation in the world. (I’ll let you fill in your own epithets).

Strengthening Our Enemies.  On April 17.  Obama, in a Whitehouse press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, stated that he’s Ok with Russia’s sale of S-300 missiles to Iran.  No alarms for him.  According to Air Power Australia (an independent defense think tank),

While the S-300P/S-400 series is often labelled as ‘Russia’s Patriot’, the system in many key respects is more capable than the US Patriot series, and in later variants offers mobility performance and thus survivability much better than that of the Patriot. The introduction of the 64N6 Big Bird series of phased array acquisition radars in later variants provides them with many of the capabilities of the US SPY-1 Aegis system, in a highly mobile SAM system. From an Australian perspective the deployment of large numbers of the S-300P/S-400 family of missiles in Asia is of major concern. Rapidly deployable, high survivable, and highly lethal, these weapons are especially difficult to counter and require significant capabilities to robustly defeat.

However, for President ‘What me worry?’ Obama, there is not a smidgen of concern.

War on Christianity.  Although Obama claims to be a Christian (actions speak louder than words), he and his “justice” department never seem to miss an opportunity to demean, persecute and prosecute Christians every time they try to take a stand for their faith.  Christians all across the country are being sued and forced out of business, and in many cases losing their livelihood and personal assets.  Why?  Because they refuse to subjugate their faith and cater to gay weddings.

Recently, an Air Force General, Maj. Gen. Craig Olson, was being threatened with court martial because he had the audacity to proclaim at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event that God was the reason for success in the military.  The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (that has an “in” with the Obama administration) was outraged and demanded he be court martialed.  Elsewhere, in the military, chaplains are forbidden to pray with soldiers in the “name of Jesus” or they will lose their officer’s commission. 

Rejecting Israel.  It is no secret that Obama appears to detest Israel and has no love for Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.  Obama favors a “two state” solution for Israel, using every opportunity to push for the legitimacy of an Islamic terrorist state within Israel.  He so despises Netanyahu and Israel that he intentionally disclosed Israel’s long-kept secret nuclear weapons research to the world.  Obama tried, but failed, to undermine Netanyahu’s re-election in March of this year—another treasonous activity.  Although he could not be directly associated, many of his closest supporters were involved and received significant government funding for the attempt.  It is clear, that while Obama loathes Israel, he cow tails to the Islamic terrorist sponsoring nation of Iran, Israel’s (and the world’s) arch enemy.  He, or his U.N. representative, also clearly stand with Muslim nations at the United Nations in condemning Israel for one thing or another.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

Proverbs 29:2

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Has God Forsaken America?

March 18, 2015

So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.

Ezekiel 22:30

Now, just that title alone will cause a recoiling in rancor by a lot of people and many Christians in particular.  However, consider this:  America’s foundation, the U.S. Constitution, was founded and grounded in biblical law and principles.  Okay, all those who disagree can scream your bloody heads off, but it will not change that wholly verifiable fact and reality.  Second, many Christian theologians consider the United States of America to be a type of “New Israel”.  If these two premises are true, and I believe they are, then America is headed for a rude and disastrous awakening.

In the Old Testament of the Bible there are numerous stories of the consequences for God’s people when they turned away from Him and followed after idolatrous, sinful paths.  This was particularly true during the period of the kings of Israel.  When the king decided to follow God and turn away from idols and sin, he and all of Israel was blessed and prospered.  When a king rejected God, sinned and turned to idols, he and all of Israel suffered the consequences, including subjugation and captivity.

God did not spare the Jews who lived under evil leadership, nor has He spared millions of Christians and Jews over the centuries that have had to deal with persecution, torture, expulsion or death.

A U.S. Analogy.

In the Old Testament, in the second book of Chronicles (of the kings), there is the story of King Asa of Judah that warrants some attention.  After King Solomon’s reign of 40 years over all of Israel, from the Sinai, north to the Euphrates River, the Jewish kingdom was split into two kingdoms: the smaller kingdom of Judah in the south with Jerusalem as its center and the larger kingdom of Israel to the north.  During the approximately 200-year reign of the kings of the northern kingdom, all of the kings were evil, turning from God and seeking after idols and false gods. The kingdom of Judah, however, survived for 350 years and had mostly good kings who banded idol worship, sought God and restored the temple in Jerusalem.

One such early king of Judah offers an interesting study that presents America and its leaders a healthy object lesson.  In 2 Chronicles 14, Asa, the great-grandson of King Solomon, became king over Judah.  When Asa became king he “cleaned house” so-to-speak.

He,

  • Removed all the worship centers of foreign gods;
  • Destroyed all the idols of false gods;
  • Commanded all of Judah to follow God’s law and commandments;
  • Fortified the country against foreign invasion.

Because Asa did these things and sought the Lord God, “there was no one at war with him during those years, because the Lord had given him rest” (2 Chronicles 14:6).  As a result, all of Judah was able to build and prosper.  Not to be unprepared, King Asa raised an army of 580,000 “valiant warriors” to defend the kingdom.  However, that did not stop the Ethiopians from coming against Asa and Judah with a million-man army of their own.  Instead of immediately engaging this threatening force, “Asa cried out to the Lord his God, and said, ‘Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!’” (2 Chronicles 14:11).  The following two verses state that the Lord and His army routed the Ethiopians.

At the beginning of 2 Chronicles 15 the prophet Azariah met King Asa and spoke these words from God: “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. For a long time Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law; but when in their trouble they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found by them” (2 Chronicles 15:2-4; my emphasis).

Now, here’s the point:  The Jewish people had gone a long time without following the One and Only True God.  Both they and their leaders had many times rejected God and followed after foreign gods and idols of all kinds.  As a result, God rejected them and let them fall prey to their enemies because of their sins and rejecting Him.  Yet, through the prophet Azariah, God was reminding King Asa and the people of Judah that if they would seek Him, He could be found.  But if they forsook Him, He would forsake them.   God cannot and will not live among a sinful, unrepentant people.  Still, many believe that God will not forsake America because of the millions of Christians who call upon His name.  However, biblical and modern history clearly demonstrate that millions of God-fearing people and devote Christians have suffered and perished at the hands of evil or because evil leaders were allowed to exist and gain power.  Although God will not forsake those who are truly committed to Him through faith in Jesus Christ, it does not mean that they will not suffer persecution or even death when evil prevails.

Note in the preceding verses that it states that Israel had not been following the true God for some time; that there had been no true teaching of God’s word and that the nation had been without law.  The question is: Has America reached this same tipping point in its history? Is America now following foreign gods and idols and rejected the One and Only True God?  Where is the righteous indignation among the preachers of God in America, calling the church and the country back to righteousness and truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  Why is the Church in America still mostly silent as the country continues to plummet into the abyss of sin?  And why have we become such a lawless society where anything goes, starting with the president and religious leaders on down the line?  Despite America’s descent into darkness, there is still hope, but it is quickly fading.  But when in their trouble they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found of them.

All of Judah, under King Asa’s leadership, made a covenant with the Lord to follow Him and Him only.  They swore with their whole heart to seek Him earnestly and “He let them find Him.  So the Lord gave them rest all around” (2 Chronicles 15:15).

America, I believe, is far beyond human intervention to redeem itself; to stand firmly on the righteousness of faith and restore the once great nation.  It is now up to God Almighty.  But He will not act until His people (that is, His Church) repents, seeks forgiveness and returns fully to Him; seeking Him above all things.  Revival and a return to righteousness start with the Church and the followers of Jesus Christ.  Nothing will change for the better in the United States until the Church repents, rejects its many heresies and returns wholeheartedly to the Lord of all.

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.  But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.  For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perversity.  No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth.  They trust in empty words and speak lies; they conceive evil and bring forth iniquity (Isaiah 59:1-4).

 

 

Deceived or Deceiver?

September 12, 2014

Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic and No religion condones the killing of innocents . . .

President Barack Hussein Obama

September 10, 2014 address to the nation

Now, let’s make one thing perfectly clear, Mr. President, you are absolutely and unequivocally wrong on both accounts.  ISIL or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (referring to the area of the Egyptian Sinai, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and a section of Turkey) or ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is purely Islamic, following the dictates of the Muslim holy book, the Qur’an.  You, Mr. President prefer to use ISIL, thus giving the terrorists greater recognition of their goals and accomplishments.  Whether you or other talking heads and spinmeisters want to admit it or not, ISIL and other Muslim terrorist groups are the true Muslims following the word of their god, Allah and his historic mouthpiece, Muhammad, to the letter.  All other Muslims are nothing more than apostates in their eyes and worthy of only one thing: Death.

You can only be one of two things, Mr. President.  You are either deceived in your beliefs about Islamic terrorists and the religion of Islam or you are among the Islamic deceivers.  If the former you are in “good” company, President George W. Bush proclaimed Islam to be a “religion of peace”.  He was either greatly deceived or was just mimicking the lying pontifications of Muslim Imams and scholars worldwide.  However, the majority of the members of the U.S. Congress and some leaders of the Christian faith in the West have also been systematically deceived and hold the false notion that somehow this ignoble religion of “peace” has been “high-jacked” by a bunch of crazy radicals.  Let me say this as succinct as I can:  Islam IS NOT; never has been and never will be a religion of peace.  That may be “politically incorrect” and ire a lot of people, particularly the Muslim faithful, but it is the unabashed truth.

If you are among the latter, that is a deceiver on the truth about Islam, then you are merely numbered among the thousands of Imams and other Muslim con artists who have been deceiving non-Muslims for centuries about the true nature and goals of Islam.  Perhaps your Muslim heritage and upbringing have blinded you to the reality and true history of Islam.

As far as your statement that “no religion condones the killing of innocents,” all I can say is, “Please, Mr. President, some of us are not deaf, blind and dumb.  We have eyes that see; ears that hear and minds that reason and understand what we see and hear.”  The fact is, Islam is the ONLY major religion that not only condones the blatant murder of innocents (men, women and children), but it is a religion that advocates it and demands it if one is to be a true Muslim.

Perhaps I should share with you some excerpts from my highly endorsed book, Islam & Christianity, A Revealing Contrast, to enlighten you and others on the true nature of Islam.  For starters, you might remember the notorious Omar Abdel Rahman, known as the “blind sheikh” in the U.S.  Before he tried to blow up the World Trade Center in New York in 1993, he was a revered teacher of “Quranic Interpretation” at Egypt’s prestigious Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

. . . in 1980, the blind sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman, was lecturing 500 students on “Quranic Interpretation.” In opposition to teachings on peace, love and forgiveness, the sheikh told the students that, “there is a whole surah [chapter 8] called the ‘Spoils of War.’ There is no surah called ‘Peace.’ Jihad and killing are the head of Islam. If you take them out, you cut off the head of Islam(p. 93).

Unfortunately, he is right in his assessment of the Qur’an’s mostly silence on the subject of peace. While the Bible has much to say about and teach about peace at all levels of human existence, the Qur’an offers little guidance to the wayward, sinful man (p. 93).

How would you compare the Bible and the Qur’an, Mr. President, on the subject of peace?

Jesus taught his followers to demonstrate peace to the world; even toward ones’ enemies. “Blessed are the peacemakers,” He preached in the Sermon on the Mount, “for they will be called sons of God (Matthew 5:9).” By comparison, Muhammad taught his followers to carry out a “holy war” or jihad against anyone who refused to accept Islam or have faith in Allah. According to the Qur’an, adherents to Islam are to fight against all who stand in the way of the spread of Islam and to fight against anyone who refused to enter into the Islamic faith.

And fight with them [the unbelievers] until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah; but if they desist, then surely Allah sees what they do (Surah 8:39) (pp. 94-95).

True Muslims that follow the Qur’an and the teachings of Muhammad neither desire peace nor understand the concept of peace.

Muhammad’s revealed message from Allah brought about extreme conflict and bloodshed between families and among neighbors, both near and far. Jesus, throughout His ministry, continually shared with His disciples and those who would hear Him, about God’s love and reconciliation and the coming of God’s Holy Spirit to dwell within those who chose to follow Him. “I have told you these things,” Jesus told His disciples shortly before His arrest, “so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world (John 16:33).” Note that Jesus did not command His followers to go forth and conquer the world for His sake. But, rather, He had already conquered the world in the spiritual realm through His coming and future sacrifice on the cross for all mankind. Allah, by contrast, revealed to Muhammad, that he and those who chose Islam were to go forth and violently subdue the world through bloody conquest (p. 95).

The concept of a god of love is alien to the Qur’an and the Muslim world.  Allah is portrayed by Muhammad and the Qur’an as a god of hate and vengeance.  He is an unforgiving god who will not tolerate disbelief in him.

The central theme of the Bible is that God is love and He loves those whom He created. Christianity can lay claim to one of the greatest and most reassuring verses of scripture of all the world religions in: “For God so loved the world,” Jesus taught His disciples, “that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved (John 3:16-17, NKJV).” Imagine! God, the Almighty, the Ruler of the Universe, loved His creation so much, that ‘He decided that the greatest gift He could ever give mankind was to send into the world a human being who was without sin and embodied the complete thought and presence of God; endowed with God’s own Spirit, for the eternal and loving purpose of redeeming mankind from its sin which separated it from God and God’s love. What an earth-shaking concept that exists in no other religion but Christianity – a concept, which on the surface of man’s intellect, seems so preposterous that it could only be true. Man could never have conceived of such an act by any god. Man can only conceive that he must work his way into his god’s good graces through fulfilling laws or doing good works which will somehow make him worthy of his god’s love and acceptance.

“God loves you! . . . Yet in the Qur’an, no such statement is to be found (1).”

John 3:16-17 is such a striking contrast to the message that Muhammad brought to the world. Muhammad, according to the Qur’an was Allah’s mouthpiece to condemn the world for not believing in him in the first place. Muhammad was the messenger, procurer and consummator of Allah’s hate and wars upon the unbelieving Arabian world (as well as the rest of the world today). Muhammad did not come into the world as Allah’s messenger of love and salvation. He came forth as Allah’s apostle to persecute those who would not accept the tenets of Islamic faith as laid down by Muhammad.

A thorough search of the Qur’an will not unearth this biblical thesis of God’s unmitigated love. In fact, the Qur’anic theme is quite to the contrary. Allah, according to the Qur’an and its messenger, Muhammad, not only hates sin, but he hates the transgressor and all those who do not believe in him (pp. 158-159).

. . . “Christians & Jewish martyrs say; ‘I will die for what I believe.’ A Muslim martyr says; ‘you will die for what I believe (1).’” The underlying principle and foundation of Christianity is love: God’s love for His human creation; Jesus’ expression of God’s love by His sacrifice on the cross for all mankind and His commandment to all His followers to love everyone – fellow believers, non-believers and even enemies. Muslims, however, are taught and called by the teachings of the Qur’an and Islam’s revered prophet, Muhammad, to hate all those who oppose Islam – not only to hate, but to kill and annihilate all infidels and secure the world for Allah.

This latter religious dogma and mindset is difficult for the Western mind, and particularly those bathed in the teachings of Christ, to comprehend and absorb. However, it is this dramatic and fundamental difference that is essential for the non-Muslim world to grasp if it is to come to grips with and neutralize this rapidly expanding ideology that threatens the free world and all that it cherishes (pp. 245-246).

Mr. President, you and many others like you, have not grasped this concept and true understanding of Islam.

Or, have you?  You appear to be more familiar with the Qur’an than the Bible.  You have proclaimed that the Islamic call to prayer is the most beautiful sound.  You have submitted to Muslim leaders around the world, apologizing for the United States.  For what?  For American’s love of peace and freedom?  You have repeatedly supported Muslim Brotherhood factions in the U.S. and abroad and even placed several of these radicals in high positions in your administration.  While you seem to fervently support Muslim Brotherhood groups around the world, you turn a blind eye to the plight of persecuted Christians and Jews who are dying by the millions at the hands of Islamists.

So, Mr. President, are you among the deceived when it comes to understanding Islam (the faith that you were schooled in as a youth), or are you a deceiver of the ignorant of the true goals and objectives of the followers of Islam?

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