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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Each historical document had its place and importance and is presented in its entirety for your review.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.

http://www.amazon.com/We-People-Birth-Nation-Edition/dp/1503022196/ref=sr_1_6_twi_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414672052&sr=8-6&keywords=james+f+gauss

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The Prophetic Wisdom & Warnings of George Washington

October 22, 2014

(Excerpted, in part, from We the People: Birth of a Nation, 2nd Edition.  Available on Amazon.com and elsewhere starting October 30, 2014.)

George Washington, the first Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army—the forerunner of the U.S. military—and the first President of the United States of America, was a humble man of prayer and devout patriot. He was also a man of exceptional wisdom, discernment and vision.   Toward the end of his second term, Washington had Hamilton review the Madison draft of his farewell speech that he had intended to use at the end of his first term and make revisions. While Madison and Hamilton constructed the draft, it was Washington who carefully considered every word, every addition and deletion, before giving his approval.

Interestingly, it was never given orally by Washington but on September 19, 1796, it was published in the American Daily Advertizer in Philadelphia. Shortly thereafter The Independent Chronicle, the published voice of the New England Republicans, printed the address.

With much reluctance, Washington turned down the offer for a third term. Washington had longed for the privacy of his beloved Mount Vernon since the end of the war. Two weeks before he took the oath of office on April 30, 1789, he told his fellow citizens of Alexandria, Virginia, that “my love of retirement is so great, that no earthly consideration, short of conviction of duty, could have prevailed upon me to depart from my resolution ‘never more to take any share in transactions of a public nature.’” Even when his second presidential term ended in March, 1797, his retirement and return to Mount Vernon would be brief. In 1798, as war with France seemed to be on the near horizon, Washington accepted President John Adams’ urging to lead the American military once again. His call was short-lived as tensions eased and he was able to return to his Virginia estate.

Although, unlike many of his compatriot leaders, Washington lacked a formal and collegiate education, it did not hamper his keen insight and wisdom that shone forth in his voluminous correspondence. Notwithstanding Madison’s and Hamilton’s contributions, the address is clearly Washington in style and content. In the lengthy salute to America, he presents several personal convictions and concerns for the future of his beloved country.

Importance of unity and the dangers of factions and divisions. He was greatly concerned about the growing trend of individual wants at the expense of national unity. Personal freedom, Washington believed, could only continue to exist and prosper with the desire of all Americans to be united in the ongoing, uniquely American brand of freedom, for the benefit of the whole nation. Strong, misguided, individualism or regionalism—that erupted into the Civil War—could destroy the young nation.

Washington firmly believed that for the Union of states to survive, unity, not only among the nation’s leaders, but its people as well would be essential. . . . as a strong incitement to unceasing vows that heaven may continue to you the choicest tokens of its beneficence; he wrote, that your union and brotherly affection may be perpetual; that the free Constitution, which is the work of your hands, may be sacredly maintained; that its administration in every department may be stamped with wisdom and virtue; [and] that the happiness of the people of these States, under the auspices of liberty, may be made complete by so careful a preservation and so prudent a use of this blessing as will acquire to them the glory of recommending it . . . and adoption of every nation which is yet a stranger to it.

A man seasoned by a long military career and an extreme love of his country, Washington cherished the hard-won freedom and independence that was to be handed down to generations of Americans to come after him. But he was concerned about the real threat of factions and divisions in both politics and the people.

The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize. But as it is easy to foresee that, from different causes and from different quarters, much pains will be taken, many artifices employed to weaken in your minds the conviction of  this truth; as  this  is  the  point  in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium [rarity] of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.

Washington foresaw, that while the newly conceived U.S. Constitution had sufficient safeguards, that there would arise in the future those from both within the country and from outside the country that would seek to weaken the nation by a “divide and conquer” strategy if the populace was not watchful and committed to liberty, justice and prosperity for all, divesting themselves of self-interests. Whether Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections, he advocated. The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles.

Perhaps Washington did not foresee the degree of “multi-culturalism” America would embrace 200 years later, but he did fully understand that unless all residents of the nation, whether native-born or foreign-born, fully accepted the “land of the free” as their cherished home—culture, language, laws and morality—the nation would soon be torn asunder. This unity among people of different backgrounds and beliefs was essential, not only to the country’s safety and prosperity, but to its strength and protection against all enemies foreign and domestic. . . . While, then, every part of our country thus feels an immediate and particular interest in union, all the parts combined cannot fail to find in the united mass of means and efforts greater strength, greater resource, proportionably greater security from external danger, a less frequent interruption of their peace by foreign nations; and, what is of inestimable value, they must derive from union an exemption from those broils and wars between themselves . . . . they will avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty. In this sense it is that your union ought to be considered as a main prop of your liberty, and that the love of the one ought to endear to you the preservation of the other.

Washington believed that Union should be the primary object of patriotic desire. Sadly, America today has never been so fractious and divided since the Civil war.  America has degenerated from a society of committed and unified freedom fighters and lovers to a “what’s in for me” society that appears willing to sacrifice true freedom at all costs as long as they can get something out of it.  As the venerable Benjamin Franklin once stated, He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.

. . . there will always be reason, Washington wrote, to distrust the patriotism of those who in any quarter may endeavor to weaken its bands.

Dangers of the party system. Washington detested the fractious and partisan two party political system that he saw developing under his administration. He saw it as destructive and unhealthy for the country. The party system of government, he foresaw, had the potential to go beyond the normal political checks and balances and rip the power of self-government out of the hands of the citizens.

To the efficacy and permanency of your Union, he penned, a government for the whole is indispensable. No alliance, however strict, between the parts can be an adequate substitute; they must inevitably experience the infractions and interruptions which all alliances in all times have experienced. . . . This government, the offspring of our own choice, uninfluenced and unawed, adopted upon full investigation and mature deliberation, completely free in its principles, in the distribution of its powers, uniting security with energy, and containing within itself a provision for its own amendment, has a just claim to your confidence and your support. . . . The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the Constitution . . . till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all.

Washington undoubtedly would be horrified how the Constitution has been ripped apart by special interest groups and self-serving politicians over the years since his demise. It is no longer a Constitution of just laws for all, but only for those who no longer have the power and will to confront injustice and the powerful.  The two-party system he believed had the potential to tear the country apart.

All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests.

“Money talks” as they say and Washington understood that the propensity of human nature to lobby and seek favor with politicians had the destructive potential to subvert the Constitution and destroy the liberty and union he and so many other patriots fought and died for. Today, the majority of Congress no longer truly represents the will or desires of the people, but only of those who can grease the palms of special interests or finance re-election campaigns.  It seems that the typical politician is not in office to stand up for and serve the people, but is there to secure the permanency of his or her future. Party factions, Washington wrote, in the course of time and things, . . . become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.

One method of assault on the Constitution he believed would be alterations which will impair the energy of the system, and thus to undermine what cannot be directly overthrown. It seems that with each succeeding generation of leaders in high places each one flirts with stretching the efficacy of the Constitution.  The current administration in the Whitehouse is no exception and, perhaps, has clearly and willfully violated the Constitution with every available opportunity.  With each constitutional violation, the nation and its people lose another chick of freedom and independence, and like the proverbial frog in a kettle of gradually heated water, does not perceive the danger until it is too late.

This [divisive party] spirit, Washington continued in his warning speech, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. . . . it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.

The alternate domination of one faction over another, Washington continued, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, . . . has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty. Has America not arrived at this point today?  According to Washington, it is up to the people—a wise and educated people—to rise up and discourage and restrain such abuse of servanthood.

[The party system] serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.

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

Almost since the signing of the U.S. Constitution into law, partisan politics soon developed, starting with the Federalists and anti-Federalists. As the Democratic and Republican parties developed, sides became more permanently drawn and partisan politics has apparently reached its zenith with the current Congress and presidential administration, as over 380 bills passed by the House languish on the desk of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who refuses to introduce them before the Senate for debate.  Washington’s foresight, unfortunately, has come to full fruition.

Protecting the sanctity of the Constitution. To Washington and those who labored over the Constitution and to the majority of those in Congress, the Constitution represented the bedrock upon which all current and future law and liberty would depend. It was divinely inspired with God-given individual rights. It was not something to be whimsically changed by partisan politics or by legislative or judicial fiat. To do so would destroy its sanctity and strength. It was a document that was thoughtfully and prayerfully conceived that did and would forever provide the stable foundation upon which all American generations could stand with confidence and security.

Towards the preservation of your government, and the permanency of your present happy state, it is requisite, not only that you steadily discountenance irregular oppositions to its acknowledged authority, but also that you resist with care the spirit of innovation upon its principles, however specious the pretexts. One method of assault may be to effect, in the forms of the Constitution, alterations which will impair the energy of the system, and thus to undermine what cannot be directly overthrown.

. . . a government of as much vigor as is consistent with the perfect security of liberty is indispensable. Liberty itself will find in such a government, with powers properly distributed and adjusted, its surest guardian.

. . . It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart, is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositaries, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them. If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit, which the use can at any time yield (my emphasis).

Washington keenly realized that if the three branches of government—Executive, Legislative & Judicial—that the Founders so wisely set forth in the Constitution as distinct entities, with specific purposes and as a check and balance against each other, ever became co-mingled, with one usurping the role and responsibility of the other, it would result in real despotism. Have we not arrived at such a destiny as the Executive ignores the Legislative and makes, institutes and ignores whatever laws it desires?  And, as the Judicial selects what laws it chooses to enforce and modifies or changes those laws it does not like.  Truly, tyranny has arrived in the United States just as Washington feared and predicted.

Public and national debt. Washington was not opposed to indebtedness, but recommended that it should be used sparingly and only in times of national emergency. Whatever national debt that might be incurred “we ourselves ought to bear” it, Washington recommended, rather than pass it on to succeeding generations. When times of peace and prosperity returned, then that was the time to pay off the debt and not pile on more debt, thus increasing the burden for the next generation.

As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible, avoiding occasions of expense by cultivating peace, but remembering also that timely disbursements to prepare for    danger    frequently   prevent   much    greater disbursements to repel it, avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertion in time of peace to discharge the debts which unavoidable wars may have occasioned, not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear.

Unfortunately, America’s national debt situation is out of control and impossible to pay off as politician after politician votes to “kick the can” of debt control down the road year after year. The National Debt will exceed $18 trillion by year-end with “unfunded” liabilities at a staggering $124 trillion.  Yet, congressional and administration spending continues out-of-control with more and more spending bills being whisked through Congress or put into action by Executive Orders.  We continue to send billions abroad, even to our enemies, as jobs and American lifestyles plummet into the basement.  Washington, who received his education in the field of hard knocks, knew what he was talking about.  Too bad no one after him followed his advice.

Foreign relations and national defense. One of the greatest threats to the American style of life and freedom would be the outside adverse influence of non-Americans and foreign governments. Under his scrutiny, these influences would become the destructive “foes of republican government”, Washington believed. Permanent alliances with foreign powers, in Washington’s view, were inadvisable and potentially injurious to American sovereignty and freedom.  Although he was not an isolationist—he saw the need for world trade cooperation—he believed that long-term alliances would be detrimental and not in the enduring best interest of the country.  Foreign entanglements and the large military build-up that might result would be “particularly hostile to republican liberty,” he surmised. For Washington and his fellow patriots who had risked all for the sake of true freedom, they realized that God had blessed them with the formation of the most unique and workable form of government for a free and fully represented people that the world had ever known. To Washington and his like-minded patriots, it was worth protecting at all costs.

Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence . . . the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.

. . . The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations,  to   have   with   them as little political connection as possible.

. . . It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world . . . .

. . . Taking care always to keep ourselves by suitable establishments on a respectable defensive posture, we may safely trust to temporary alliances for extraordinary emergencies.

Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations, are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest. But even our commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand; neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences . . . .

. . . Hence, likewise, they will avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.

When it came to foreign trade, Washington abhorred the idea that one nation would be treated any different than another. To create a “favored nation” status would only cultivate “a variety of evils” for America. As Washington continued his warnings in his farewell speech, he offered this prophetic advice:

. . . a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.

As avenues to foreign influence in innumerable ways, such attachments are particularly alarming to the truly enlightened and independent patriot. How many opportunities do they afford to tamper with domestic factions, to practice the arts of seduction, to mislead public opinion, to influence or awe the public councils? Such an attachment of a small or weak towards a great and powerful nation dooms the former to be the satellite of the latter.

Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence . . . a free people ought to be constantly awake . . . that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. . . . Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests (my emphasis).

One of the biggest mistakes America and its politicians has ever made was granting China “favored nation” status under President Bill Clinton. It was virtually a one-sided deal that highly favored China and immediately resulted in a flow of American jobs, technology and manufacturing to China, allowing China to become the world’s strongest economy at the expense of the American worker and American family.  At the same time the American consumer fell in love with “cheap” goods flooding the U.S. market, oblivious to the realization that one day it would cost them their jobs, wages and standard of living.  A nation that cannot produce for itself and exports the production of goods and services abroad is destined for an inferior and declining economy.

The necessity of religion and morality in the citizens and the government. For historians and others who have concluded that Washington was not a man of God, their conclusions would seem to be fallacious and misguided. Washington considered religion and morality two of the “great pillars of human happiness.” Indeed, religion and morality were “indispensable supports” for political prosperity. In fact, in his view, any person that would seek to undermine these pillars could not be considered to be a patriot. If one subverted the religious foundation of the country, “Where,” asked Washington, “is the security for property, for reputation, for life . . .?” As for individual or national morality, he believed it could not be maintained in the absence of religious education and acted upon principles of faith. It was and would always be that religion and morality would be the foundation of a good and just government.

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. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. 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. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government.

. . . Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct; and can it be, that good policy does not equally enjoin it? It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.

It would be no great surprise to Washington if he were able to observe the state of affairs in America today. After all, he warned, without a foundation of biblical morality and virtue it would be impossible to have an effective and just government and society.  Without the strong and clear foundation of religion—and he meant Christianity—America would soon collapse into an immoral society lead by despotic leaders.

America, you have arrived. You were properly and prophetically warned by our nation’s finest leader.

ALSO READ this America in Prophecy book, 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.

Why Obama is Dangerous

March 19, 2012

[NOTE:  Recently I sent around a link to a cartoon video produced in 1948 called, “Make Mine Freedom”  to friends and former high school classmates.  I included a personal opinion that Obama was a threat to our freedoms.  One classmate requested that I elaborate on why I felt so.  Here is my response.]

Dear ______,

Where do I begin?  First, I am a student of American history and the author of two nearly 500 page volumes, We the People: Laying the Foundation and We the People: Birth of a Nation and also Wall of Separation: Jefferson’s Intention or Judicial Fabrication?  A fourth history book is in the works:  The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights: What Were They Thinking?  I research things thoroughly, not only for my books but for my personal views on politics or anything else.

Also, I hold no prejudice toward people but do judge them according to their fruit, not their words.  I went to school in the south, lived in the south and in Chicago.  Over the years I count many people of color and various ethnic backgrounds as close friends.  I do not care what a person’s skin color, political affiliation, etc. is, but when it comes to public office all I want to know is: are they qualified, honest, trustworthy, patriotic, law-abiding and capable of doing the job?  Obama miserably fails in all categories.  Why do I share all this with you?  We do not really know each other except through distant high school memories.  So, I do not want you to think that what I am about to share are the rantings of someone who is prejudice or uninformed.

It should have been a warning to American voters during the 2008 campaign when Obama preached a “re-distribution” of wealth and his wife proclaimed that she was “embarrassed” about America.  These are Socialistic/Marxist viewpoints.  Unfortunately, most Americans were only interested in “being a part of history” in electing the first “black” president.  Well, we will all be a part of history, but not what many of us bargained for and will greatly regret.

About Obama:

  • He is the first presidential candidate in the history of the country that was not vetted by anyone―his opponents; the Democratic National Committee (DNC); the main stream media―no one.  Think about it.  Why would anyone running for the highest office in the land not be fully investigated as to his background and eligibility for the office?
  • Obama is the first president in the history of the country to have absolutely ALL his records sealed from public view.  His birth records (no he DID NOT disclose them), educational records, passport records, etc.  Why?  What is he hiding?
  • It HAS been documented that Obama, when applying to Occidental College in California, applied for financial aid as a “foreign student”.  The only record of his schooling that investigators have been able to uncover.  Recently, a Harvard University video of him as a radical student advocate has surfaced but ignored or edited by the mainstream media.
  • The U.S. Constitution requires unequivocally that the president of the United States must be a “natural born citizen”, that is the child of parents who are BOTH citizens of the United States.  By Obama’s own admission in his memoir his father was Kenyan and a subject/citizen of the United Kingdom.  His father never was a citizen of the U.S.  He has NEVER proven that he is a “natural born citizen” as has every presidential candidate and president before him.
  • Obama was NOT born in Hawaii or any other U.S. state or territory.  The birth certificate he presented online to the public in April, 2011 has been repeatedly proven by computer and investigative experts to be a fraudulent document that was computer generated in layers.
  • Obama uses a Social Security number that was issued in Connecticut, a state in which he never lived or worked.  It has also been proven that there are at least 20 Social Security numbers associated with his name.
  • The DNC knew all this in 2008 but Nancy Pelosi and the DNC purposely submitted altered documents of certification to all 50 secretaries of state.  Amazingly, not one state thought to verify these false documents.
  • Since being in office, Obama and his team have violated the U.S. Constitution over 60 times, particularly running rough-shod over the Bill of Rights, repeatedly violating individual and state rights and overriding state and federal laws.
  • Obamacare is the greatest reach for total government control that this country has ever seen.  The multi-trillion dollar bill (which will bankrupt America) was never made available for public review before it was passed.  Remember Nancy Pelosi’s ridiculous claim?  “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it.”  How absurd.  I have attached a video that reveals what IS in it.  What Obama and his ilk have been telling the public about the law is not only misleading but bald-face lies.
  • Obama’s latest assault on states’ rights is by his DOJ who is blocking the voter ID laws of South Carolina and Texas, even though the Supreme Court has said that such laws are constitutional.  Obama is counting on illegals to support him so he does not want any interference in their voting illegally.
  • He has also blocked laws in Arizona that give the citizens there the right to protect themselves against the illegal invasion from Mexico and the murder of Arizona citizens.
  • His Department of Justice is the most corrupt in history, continually ignoring Congress’ request for information on the ill-advised “Fast and Furious” gun-running scam that has resulted in the death of U.S. citizens.
  • Despite his campaign pledge to be a “unifier” of the people, he has become the most divisive president in my lifetime―pitting blacks against whites; Hispanics against whites; Muslims against Christians & Jews; poor and middle class against the “rich”; unions against employers; etc.  He has demonized the bankers and financiers of the country; business owners, insurance companies, the rich (who are the employers of America) and just about every other capitalistic group.  Recently his campaign website ran a plea to black America to support their black president.  They are appealing to each subgroup in America:  Hispanics, pro-abortionists, illegals, the “poor”, the “middle class”, Obama morphing into whoever he thinks they want him to be to get their vote.
  • Obama has proven himself to be the most anti-Christian and anti-Jew president in the history of the United States, while at the same time lauding the virtues of Islam.  He claims to be a Christian but continually assaults Christian values while flawlessly quoting from the Qur’an.
  • He has aggressively supported Hamas and other enemies of Israel with hundreds of millions of dollars.  He has used millions in taxpayer monies to support the building of mosques around the world, while politically attacking Christian churches and Jewish synagogues at home.

I could go on for hours, but you get the idea, or at least I hope you do.

There are literally thousands of documents and articles about Obama’s fraudulent presidency and his trashing of the Constitution.  I have researched much of it myself but I do not want to overwhelm you.  For some unexplained reason(s) the main stream media is complicit with this political deception.  They have purposefully ignored vetting this man.  This is unheard of by the American press who are notorious for being vicious when it comes to vetting public figures, especially politicians in the past.

Obama plans on winning this election by hook or by crook (as he did the last election).  And, if he does, there are already plans being drafted to re-shape America into something you will not recognize.  America will no longer be a “republic” or a democratic society.

I have attached a sampling of articles and information for your review.  There are way too many to send you all of them.  I encourage you to do your own research.  One of the best independent news sources online is WorldNetDaily at: www.wnd.com .  In addition to gathering news from around the world they have numerous excellent investigative reporters who write for the site regularly.  I have independently researched their information and claims and have never found them to be misleading or in error.  From this site you can link to many other credible online news sites.

Also try:  http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com

www.governmentgonewild.org

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=HcBaSP31Be8&vg=medium (on Obamacare law).

You may disagree with me and have a different view, and that is fine.  But please take the time to educate yourself.  I firmly believe that this election is the last chance we have to save America from utter destruction.

Appendix:

Obama’s U.S. Constitution Violations

(As of October 7, 2011)

Source: A DECLARATION TO RESTORE THE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC

APPENDIX “A”

As a preface to APPENDIX ―A‖, the following items only scratch the surface. The blatant abrogation of the United States Constitution, trampling the boundaries of law-based authority, deceit, bribery, aiding and abetting our sworn enemies, illegal manipulation of our election process and subverting election laws, and hundreds of other affronts and assaults to our liberties and freedoms, all fall under the category of ―high crimes and misdemeanors.

1. Obama is a National Security threat since he definitely has questionable allegiance to the United States, not to mention his refusal to complete and release full, frank and truthful answers as to who he is. Obama has demonstrated a blatant disregard for the public safety and security.

2. Obama and his handlers released an obvious forged birth certificate after release at least two fraudulent COLBs (Certifications of Live Birth). Obama is also using numerous stolen Social Security numbers.

3. Obama and his incompetent advisors have wreaked economic tyranny on the American people, all the while calling for the rest of us to endure economic sacrifice.

4. Obama has destroyed accepted administrative process by creating 32 Czars who only report to him, bypassing the Congress and Cabinet. *

5. In one year, Obama and his minions doubled our national debt, which took 200 years to accumulate.

6. Obama and his Justice Department sided with a foreign government (Mexico) when they sued the State of Arizona in order to force the continuation of illegal immigration. *

7. Obama and his henchmen proposed a 1% tax on all bank transactions (HR4646) to be implemented after the November 2012 elections.

8. Obama signed HB1388 to use $20 million in taxpayer money to immigrate Hamas refugees to USA, and other migration assistance to Palestinian refugees.

9. Obama passed ―Dream Act‖ by Executive Order which aide’s illegal aliens through―prosecutorial discretion‖ all to garner votes for his election. The Heritage Foundation has provided extensive proof that illegal aliens and immigrants with green cards are committing rampant voter fraud. *

10. Obama’s socialist, radical, dictatorial Moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, for thirty years a major source of energy for America, and which a Federal Court ruled was unconstitutional, continues to prevent drilling, all under the pretense to protect the environment and the fraudulent notion of global warming. He is indifferent to the loss of 10,000 jobs and 87,000 workers destroyed. Perfect excuse to push ―Cap and Trade‖ with environmental regulations, and to push for governmental control of energy industries, i.e. General Motors, banking and healthcare.

11. Obama and his Czars want to tax church contributions and replace charities with government welfare. *

12. This administrations massive expansion of the federal government (350,000 employees) through agencies and Czars, whose goal is to ―fundamentally transform America.

13. Obama’s own Federal Elections Commission documented that he got at least $33.8 million from disallowed foreign contributions, including 520 contributions from interests in Iran, and $30,000 from Hamas-controlled Gaza area. *

14. Obama said, ―We must reward our friends and punish our enemies.‖ 70 individuals who raised $50,000 or more for him ―have been rewarded with ambassadorships or high Ranking jobs.

15. Obama and the cabal’s National Security Strategy released in May, allows for the targeted assassination of US citizens including ―homegrown terrorists‖ without due process. *

16. Obama dhimmitude given Ramadan and Iftar dinners in the White House, while he cancels the National Day of Prayer without one word of objection from the Congress.

17. Obama and his Muslim buddies agree and defend a 15 story mosque, bankrolled by terrorist sympathizers and anti-American Muslim groups, to be erected feet from the hallowed ground of the World Trade Center.

18. Obama and his Justice Department’s refusal to support, defend and enforce US law, i.e. Defense of Marriage Act, stating it was unconstitutional, thereby circumventing established law and the rulings of the courts. *

19. Obama and his warmongers attack Libya without any authority from Congress. *

20. ObamaCare ruled unconstitutional and ordered stopped by the Federal Court…it was implemented regardless of the Federal Court. *

21. Congress said Cap and Trade was unconstitutional and refused to pass the same. Obama ordered the EPA to enact the provisions regardless of the Congressional ruling. *

22. Obama’s use of taxpayer money to pay for Democrat propaganda including $15 million for The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act road signs and $18 million for the continually misleading recovery.gov website. *

23. $770 million of taxpayer funds given to Egypt and Cyprus for the restoration of mosques through USAID. *

24. Obama has disgraced the United States by bowing to foreign potentates, while at the same time snubbed our longtime allies, Great Britain and Israel. Obama and his friends have deliberately fostered hate against the Jews and Israel by promoting a Palestinian State.

25. Obama’s Department of Justice refusing to prosecute Black Panthers in Philadelphia caught on tape brandishing weapons in front of a voting site to intimidate voters. Further the stated intentions of political appointees of Obama who said they would ignore voter crimes committed by blacks, Latinos and other minorities. *

26. Obama and his Cabinet intentionally refusing to secure our nation’s borders is in direct violation of Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution. This is an effort to blackmail Republican support for comprehensive immigration reform. They are in essence holding the Border States and residents as political hostages during a time when they live in fear and danger. *

27. Obama and his handlers continually ignore Congress’s constitutional obligation to vet presidential appointees, as none of his 32 Czars was vetted by Congress, and his appointment of the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was appointed during Congress recess. *

28. Department of Homeland Security now investigating to determine the political association for those making Freedom of Information Act Requests. If you are a Republican you request will be delayed and even ignored altogether.

29. Obama’s Justice Department refusing to sue sanctuary cities for violating US immigration law. *

30. Obama’s executive order which allows Interpol to operate in the US with no restraints, and without any oversight from Congress, courts, FBI or local law enforcement. *

31. Obama’s administration and Justice Department discourage whistleblowers and prosecute them.

32. Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton’s ongoing effort to create international small arms accords that will subvert the Second Amendment rights of US citizens.

33. Obama and his State Department has failed to treat as an Act of War the takeover of sovereign land belonging to Arizona by the Mexican drug cartel.

34. The State Department used $23 million in taxpayer money to transform Kenya into a constitutionally communist country where freedom of speech is limited and property rights are based on social justice. Don’t forget the Kenyan constitution allows for Sharia Law in some regions, which means women will not have basic human rights. *

35. As part of the auto industry bailout and forced closings, shut down an unbelievable disproportionate number of dealerships in rural areas that did not vote for Obama.

36. Obama’s refusal to have a press conference and answer the difficult questions as is expected by every US President. And as is usual with his total lack of respect for anyone but himself…he is always late for everything.

37. Obama and his minions have downgraded the value of human life with their opposition to his signing ―Born Alive Infants Protection Act‖; however they lifted the ban on overseas abortion funding using US taxpayer’s money.

38. Obama’s State Department foreign policy continually will do anything to insult our allies, embarrass the United States, all the while elevating and promoting third world Muslim countries.*

39. Obama and his environmentalist henchmen are prohibiting US industries from taking advantage of our own natural resources including coal, oil, uranium and timber. *

40. Despite all the political rhetoric about the historical downgrade of our nation’s credit rating, the devaluation was a mere shadow of the colossal degradation Obama and his socialist cadres have inflicted on our Country since January 20, 2009. More significant than our nation’s credit, our nation’s credibility as a constitutional republic has suffered relentless and ruthless damage and offense. *

41. Obama deployed 1200 National Guard troops to Border States, where they will, under no circumstances, be used to stop the flow of illegal aliens and drug traffickers.

42. Despite a court’s ruling and Congress’s opposition, Obama’s FCC continues to try to gain control over the Internet, by reclassifying internet companies as telecommunications providers, thereby making them subject to FCC regulation. *

43. A slick move no one noticed moving the Census Bureau out of the Commerce Department directly into the White House and under the control and management of Rahm Emmanuel, Chief of Staff.

44. Obama attempts to run this Country with Executive Orders.

45. Under the cover of secrecy and without any input from Congress, state or local officials and current land owners, the Department of the Interior plans to take control of millions of public and private lands in Western states by designating them national monuments.

46. Obama through Eric Holder has handcuffed and taken over the CIA, which has been the most critical, independent information gathering resource safe-guarding our national security. Obama has revealed, ridiculed and condemned CIA interrogation methods which were previously approved by Congress and cleared through the Justice Department. He has demonstrated to our enemies (terrorists) that they need not fear us. *

47. Obama’s known history is replete with symbiotic associations and participation with admitted anti-American radicals, many of which/who advocate the destruction of American imperialism and capitalism, even though violent means. Consider William Ayers, Khalid Al Mansour, Rhashid Khalidi, Jeremiah Wright, Sol Alinsky, James Cone, Mike Klonsky, as well as organizations such as the Weather Underground, STORM, Chicago Annenberg Challenge, Woods Foundation, ACORN, which have all received major tax payer funded support. Obama has never denied or even argued about his nefarious involvement with these people and organizations.

48. At the expense of the American taxpayer to the tune of $6 Billion, Obama and his handlers have established their own Civilian Paramilitary Security Force made up with the likes of SEIU, STORM, ACORN, RUCKUS, The Apollo Project (Soros), AmeriCorps, Color of Change, Drummond Pike/Project and others who choose to remain anonymous. *

49. Loss of free speech to the tune of half a billion dollars of taxpayer money, given to Obama appointee Mark Lloyd ―FCC Diversity Officer‖, and avowed pro-Chavez radical, ordered by Obama to rein in free speech on the airwaves by reorganizing the FCC and placing a tax equal to annual operating costs on local radio stations, which they either pay or lose their license to a new minority owner. *

50. Historic and unprecedented move by Obama’s cabal to indoctrinate our children in socialist, humanist garbage, sent a video to all schools, and naturally this scheme was promoted by the NEA, with the children taking a pledge, ―…to be a servant to our president and to all mankind, and then they chant over and over ―together we can.‖ He is asking our children to choose him and his agenda, over anything you might teach at home. *

51. Obama’s appointment of Safe Schools Czar, Kevin Jennings, founder of Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, has determined required reading material for our schools which promotes pornography, not to mention homosexuality. This information is so massive, if you type into Google, Obama’s ―Safe Schools Czar‖ Is Promoting Child Porn in the classroom-Kevin Jennings and the GLSEN Reading List, click on the first site, you can read it for yourself…be prepared to vomit. *

52. Obama protected union interests over those of GM and Chrysler bond holders during bankruptcy proceedings, forcing investors to accept millions in losses, funds which they were legally entitled to. *

53. In a time when Americans are asked to sacrifice, I guess this does not apply to Michelle Obama, since she has 22 personal assistants, which does not include a markup artist and hair stylist, at the cost to the American taxpayer of $6,364,000 for 4 years. These assistants’ sole duties are to facilitate her social life. She must be a lot more incompetent than first thought, since as First Ladies Hillary Clinton only had 3 assistants, Jacqueline Kennedy had 1 assistant, and Laura Bush had 1 assistant.

54. On June 9, 2011, Obama signed Executive Order 13575 establishing the ―White House Rural Council‖ which establishes unchecked federal control into rural America in education, food supply, land use, water use, recreation, property, energy, and the lives of 16% of the US population. No Congressional or local government oversight or input. *

55. Obama’s handler’s establishment of the ―Super Committee‖ is the final nail in our republic’s coffin, and the establishment of a Marxist dictatorship. Congress has always had committees which meet and return to the main body with ideas and suggestions, which is then amended, debated, rewritten, and finally voted on. Not this Super Committee, their determinations  are presented to the Congress who are not allowed to discuss debate, modify, rewrite. The Congress is limited to a straight up or down vote. Why is the Congress accepting this infringement on their constitutional duties? *

56. Obama forced British Petroleum to set up $20 billion slush fund supposedly to compensate Gulf coast residents and businesses, and sets up an Obama appointee to administer funds with no judicial or congressional oversight. *

57. Obama’s cabal cancelled 77 oil field development contracts already certified as proper by the Bush administration. This deliberate affront by Obama’s Interior Secretary prevents the extraction of 3 trillion gallons of oil in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and North Dakota, which is more than enough to end our dependence on foreign oil. *

58. Obama signed the Russian-American START treaty which hampers US missile defense development and makes it difficult for us to modernize our rapidly aging nuclear weapons arsenal. It represents unilateral disarmament by the US in return for nothing more than Russian good will. What a joke.

59. Perhaps one of Obama’s most pathetic stunts was his chair of the UN Security Council, never done by a US sitting President. He was in the right place sitting as chair over an organization ruled by tyrants, and showing his true dual loyalties.

60. We need to look at Obama’s character, or in this case, his lack thereof. Obama is a total incognito with zero accomplishments. No experience, no education, no business sense or experience (only 8% of his entire administration has ever held a real job or run a business, other than being on the government dole), no military experience, a dangerous and treacherous narcissist, arrogant, incompetent, no class, serial liar, no humility, juvenile, no dignity, no genuine empathy, his personal narcissism and arrogance veiled by his hollow spoken empathy, quite ignorant, racist, Muslim, bereft of conscience, unable to determine between his fantasy and reality, incapable of genuine caring or concern, artificial, blames everyone else for his failure, and most of all Obama is a puppet, owned by his handlers, who maneuvered and manufactured his pathetic life.

61. Misuse of federal power and money in illegal international gun and drug running, the misdistribution of taxpayer funds and manipulation of foreign governments, racketeering and smuggling, such as Project Gun Runner, resulting in the murder of U.S. agents.

NOTE: The items herein marked with an (*) at the end of the numbered statement, reflect a deliberate and malicious violation of the duties of the President as cited in Article II, Section 3. Of the United States Constitution, i.e. ― “…he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed…”

MY NOTE:  Please take the time to go to the various links above.  Our country is at stake.  Thank you.

TREASONOUS ACTIVITY UPDATE (May 8, 2012):

  • Obama releases $147 million in funds for the Palestinians.  They will of course use these funds in part to support their terror strikes against Israel.
  • Obama gives $1.5 billion to the Muslim Brotherhood to help them build their terror organization.
  • Obama secretly releases top Taliban terrorists from GITMO in an effort to appease the Taliban in Afghanistan.
  • Obama, for all intents and purposes, has surrendered in the “War on Terror” to the Taliban and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The American Revolution: The Beginning

March 12, 2012

Excerpted from We the People: Birth of a Nation

©2004 by James F. Gauss

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political

prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports . . .

And let us indulge with caution the supposition that morality

can be maintained without religion . . .

Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national

morality can prevail to the exclusion of religious principle.

George Washington

First President of the United States of America

On July 4, 1776, 56 very courageous and principled patriots of American freedom―who risked everything for the sake of future generations―signed one of the greatest documents in our country’s rather brief history, the Declaration of Independence. This cause for freedom was not taken lightly or without counting the cost, but was deliberated over a long series of town meetings throughout the thirteen colonies and in two Continental Congresses. Those gatherings of dedicated and fervent colonial patriots and opposition Loyalists were prayer-led, yet they often resulted in heated and angry debates and discussions over the desire of the majority to break away from the oppressive and taxing rule of the British crown. (more…)

Constitution Day Sermon of Rev. Samuel Cooper

March 12, 2012

Excerpted from We the People: Birth of a Nation

©2004 by James F. Gauss

 

As another election season is in full swing and the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights is under full assault, perhaps it is a good time to be reminded what our forefathers had in mind.

On the day in 1780 that the Constitution of the United States was officially executed, 55-year old Samuel Cooper, the ever popular and influential pastor of the prosperous Brattle Street Church in Boston, preached a sermon on the rights and responsibilities of the newly formed government and its people.

“Righteousness exalteth a nation,” he asserted, as he quoted from Proverbs 14:34. This dictum of wisdom did not rely upon its own merit, he noted, “but also on a divine authority; and the truth of it hath been verified by the experience of all ages.

“Our civil rulers will remember, that as piety and virtue support the honour and happiness of every community, they are peculiarly requisite in a free government. Virtue is the spirit of a republic; for where all power is derived from the people, all depends on their good disposition. If they are impious, factious and selfish; if they are abandoned to idleness, dissipation, luxury, and extravagance; if they are lost to the fear of God, and the love of their country, all is lost.” (more…)

Where is the American Outrage?

February 29, 2012

Where is the outrage in America?  As our soldiers and civilians are murdered over the accidental burning of some books our president is spending his energy in weak-kneed cow-tailing to the Muslim world like a whimpering dog with his tail between his legs.  How cowardly; how treasonous.  While Obama, Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, General John Allen and other cowardly members of the president’s administration are on an apology/appeasement concession to radical Muslims worldwide, Muslims get the stamp of approval for their barbarous acts.  So a few hate-filled Qur’ans were burned.  So what.  In 2009 the U.S. military burnt Bibles for fear that their presence in Afghanistan might offend Muslims.  No one, including Obama or the military apologized to the soldiers, Christians or anyone else.  Nor did those whose Bibles were burned rise up in indignation and riot and kill anyone.

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A Prayer for Revolution

February 9, 2012

A Prayer for Revolution

James F. Gauss

January 27, 2012

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 7:14

Heavenly Father, in the name of Your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of all who will accept His sacrificial work on the Cross of Calvary, I fervently pray that you send a spiritual revolution upon America.

I pray that You raise up this year bold and godly men and women of righteousness in Your Church across America that will lead Your people in a heart-wrenching repentance; a repentance for:

  • Remaining silent and unmoved by the murder of millions of innocent children through grisly abortion;
  • Remaining silent when prayer was taken out of our schools;
  • Remaining silent when the practice of homosexuality and other perversions were sweeping the land;
  • Remaining silent as corruption and injustice were running rampant throughout the country;
  • Remaining silent as church leaders perverted Your Gospel;
  • Remaining silent as politicians led America into bankruptcy, stealing the financial future away from current and future citizens;
  • Remaining silent while You were banned from the halls of government, education, our places of work and our communities;
  • Remaining silent as the country’s defenses and military are gutted and weakened;
  • Remaining silent as subversive forces are allowed to infiltrate the land under the guise of freedom of speech and multi-culturalism;
  • Remaining silent as anti-American politicians and other leaders pass laws or make judgments that subvert the sovereignty and freedom of the land.

Father, may You raise up godly men and women in the tradition of those bold men and women who spoke out against oppression and tyranny during the Revolution that spurred the founding of this great country, the United States of America, and may the spirit of repentance flood the land with seeds of revival like never before.

So, that You, Father, will be lifted up as the One and only Sovereign Lord of America.

So, that You, Father, will be our One and only Trusted and Faithful Leader.

A revival, Father, that will return the heart of America’s people to You; to a foundation of faith in Your saving grace and redemption.

A revival, Father, that will return America back to the foundations of God-inspired truth, justice and personal freedom so that we may once again be a “light” on a hill; “salt” on the earth.

A revival Father that will bring godly wisdom and knowledge to our thinking, understanding, decision-making and voting decisions.

Thank You Father for so richly blessing America in the past; for revealing Yourself to those who set the godly and just foundations of this country so many years ago.

Thank You for Your mercy and grace.