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“…I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve.… It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.” - Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775


"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell


Monday, April 14, 2014

Racism In America Is Alive & Well And Still Coming From The Same Place

Here's the Nonsense:  Racism isn't a problem in America anymore.  We've gotten past that and need to focus on our future.

Here's the Horse Sense:  While most Americans have moved past racism, it is still a huge problem today but not from where the left claims it is.  The problem is the left who are the source of racism in our nation.  

While most Americans have felt for some time that we have made progress dealing with racism, accusations of racism have grown in recent years, particularly regarding white attitudes towards blacks.  The accusations have become commonplace towards conservatives whenever they say something that disagrees with the leftist progressives, even if race is not mentioned.  While claiming to be against racism, the left denies the fact that they are actually the perpetrators of it.  Stealing the moniker of fighters for civil rights, their history and actions expose them for the true racists that they really are.  Whether it's fighting to keep slavery in the early years of our republic or as recently as the past few days, they use their power to do damage to American racial minorities with blacks being the foremost recipients of the left's efforts to maintain inequality.

The efforts of leftist progressives (Democrats) to use race as a dividing factor among Americans have sadly been successful.  This is all part of their plan to take down the American system and replace it with a system based on a failed ideology that gives them total control and steals freedom from all Americans.  They do this by creating division through fomenting racial and class dissent by claiming inequality and unfairness.  

This all starts by the left claiming they are the heroes of the fight for civil rights while covering for their hypocritical members like the late Senator Robert Byrd who was a Ku Klux Klan member and local chapter leader.  Listening to them you'd conclude that the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Democrat when in reality he was a Republican like the vast majority of blacks were up until the  Democrats hijacked the credit for the civil rights movement by promising more and more government programs to "help" minorities, but in reality simply created a dependency on government.  That same dependency causes people to continue to support those politicians so that they don't lose those government benefits.  By doing this the politicians create a locked-in voting base.

The leftist ranks are filled with racists who try to claim the higher ground of open-mindedness and tolerance, but they are the lowest, most disgusting of all things human.  They are the racists who, like a person with severe mental illness, projects their guilt upon those with whom they disagree in an effort to vilify them and cover their own sins.  To keep people from focusing on their moral failure they accuse others of those things they themselves are guilty.  And much to the detriment of America, too many people buy those false claims instead of seeing through them and seeing those who make those accusations for what they really are.

So, let's take a look at some things most Americans don't know because true history hasn't been taught in our schools in generations.  

There has been a division about race since long before America became a nation.  Long before the United States won its independence from Britain, people came to North America seeking freedom and opportunity.  My own family came from Britain to New England in the 1620s seeking those very things.  

Way back in 1619 the first slave ship arrived in Jamestown, VA and there were fierce disagreements about slavery even then.  Those disagreements carried on until 246 years later, well after the United States was formed, the Civil War ended finally granting freedom to blacks who had been treated in such a depraved and inhumane manner.  

But the left always makes up their own history, and in most cases they try to convince people that all white people supported slavery while conveniently forgetting the abolitionist movement and its rise that led to Civil War.  Such things as the Quakers in Pennsylvania passing a resolution against slavery in 1688 as the first formal protest against slavery in the New World has long been ignored when history is mentioned.  They conveniently forget to mention things like the legislation passed by colonies in 1711 to outlaw slavery (that was 65 years before the Declaration of Independence).  But those laws were invalidated by the King of England, of which the colonies were still under control at that time.  The King's invalidation doesn't change the fact that the majority of people in the colonies voted for equality and freedom, not slavery.

We don't hear much about the fist fights that broke out in the Senate about slavery.  Or the deaths that occurred as whites fought each other over the issue.  The division was so great that during the Constitutional Convention it created huge problems that almost kept America from establishing its early government.  Unfortunately these disagreements went on for generations instead of immediately being settled once and for all.  But finally they were fought out in the Civil War that gave freedom to an important and significant part of our population.  America didn't stop at the end of the war, though.  We went on to pass 3 constitutional amendments to end slavery, give blacks citizenship, and the right to vote.  The amendments were ratified with the approval of ¾ of the states, something that couldn't have happened if the voters were predominantly racist.

To understand what is going on in America today, we need to understand the history that has brought us here.  In his eye-opening book, Whites, Blacks, and Racist Democrats, Rev. Wayne Perryman shares the untold history of race and politics in the Democratic Party.  Knowing the true history should give you a better understanding of who the leftists really are.  Here are a small number of the things he unveils in this amazing book:


  • During the 1787 Constitutional Convention the pro-slavery members argued that slaves should be counted as citizens when considering the number of congressional seats their state would receive.  But they would not give slaves the same rights as the white citizens of their states.  These were the same people who eventually became the Democratic Party.  The anti-slavery members opposed this measure.  To come to agreement a compromise was agreed upon granting each slave recognition as 3/5 of a person when determining how many congressional seats their state would receive.  The anti-slavery folks didn't agree that a black person wasn't a whole person, but they knew that by agreeing to this method for determination of congressional seats it would benefit the anti-slavery movement.  If they had allowed the pro-slavery members to define the slaves as a whole person for these calculations, then that would have given the pro-slavery states control of Congress and thereby weaken the chance of eliminating slavery in the future.  It was not a great solution, but it was seen as the better choice on a path towards eventual victory in abolishing slavery.
  • In 1793 the southern state's pro-slavery members of Congress introduced the Fugitive Slave Law which included a clause to impose fines on anyone interfering with the slave master's right to re-claim runaway slaves.  The northern states' anti-slavery members countered by passing personal liberty laws to protect free blacks from being kidnaped or mistaken as slaves.  Then, in 1819 Missouri asked to join the union and the pro-slavery southern states pushed to get them in as a slave state, which would give the pro-slavery members control of Congress.  The northern states countered with Maine's application for statehood as a free state.
  • In 1844 the anti-slavery members of the Democratic Party joined with the abolitionists to form the Republican Party with the main goal of ending slavery and giving blacks the same rights as whites.
  • In 1860 the Republicans won the presidential election for the first time with Abraham Lincoln winning the presidency.  The Democrats didn't like it and the Democrat state of South Carolina seceded from the Union and other Democrats threatened to assassinate Lincoln.  By early 1861 six other Democrat-controlled states also seceded from the Union.  They formed the Confederate States of America and on April 12, 1861 attacked Fort Sumter starting the Civil War.
  • The end of the Civil War and the assassination of President Lincoln both came in 1865.  Republicans established the Freedmen's Bureau to support reparation efforts made by General Sherman who had ordered that each black family would receive 40 acres of land and a mule to work that land.  Democrats were incensed and passed the Black Codes which established whom blacks could and could not work for, the type of employment they could have, restrictions on travel and curfews.  The Black Codes forced many blacks to work for their former slave owners as apprentices.
  • In 1866 the order of General Sherman to give black families 40 acres of land and a mule was introduced as Senate Bill 60 and passed the Republican-controlled Congress.  But Democrat President Andrew Johnson vetoed it, which forced black families to return the acreage and mules to their former owners.
  • That same year Republican Senator Lyman Trumbull (IL) introduced the 1866 Civil Rights Act challenging the Democrats' Black Codes by declaring that "... all persons born in the United States and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States; and such citizens, of every race and color, without regard to any previous condition of slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall have the same right, in every State and Territory in the United States, to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, and give evidence, to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and convey real and personal property, and to full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of person and property, as is enjoyed by white citizens, and shall be subject to like punishment, pains, and penalties, and to none other, any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding...."  
  • Democrats argued against the bill by trying to use the terrible pre-Civil War 1857 Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court that defined blacks as property and not citizens.  The Democrats claimed it was proof that the proposed law could not apply to blacks.  The bill passed, President Johnson vetoed it, and the Republican-controlled Congress overrode the veto making it law.
  • These types of acts on the part of Democrats continued as they opposed the 14th Amendment to grant citizenship to blacks, opposed the Reconstruction Act which would assign military officers throughout the South to oversee reconstruction and assure fair and equitable treatment of blacks, opposed the 15th Amendment to give blacks the right to vote, opposed the Enforcement Act of 1870 which would enforce the rights of blacks to vote (specifically in the South where they were still being treated immorally and illegally), and on and on.
  • In 1871 the Republicans introduced the Ku Klux Klan Act to deal with the terror the Klan was inflicting on blacks and on white Republicans for supporting black freedom and equality.  Senate investigations had found that the KKK had a political purpose and was composed of members of the Democratic Party.  One Klan member, James Boyd, told the Senate Investigative Committee that he was "initiated into the Ku Klux Klan as an auxiliary of the Democratic Party."
  • In 1875 Tennessee Democrats introduced Jim Crow laws that confined blacks to separate sections of trains, depots, other facilities and public locations.  To counter this the Republicans introduced the Civil Rights Act of 1875.  In describing the bill Republican Senator Frederick Frelinghuysen (NJ) said, "The object of the bill is to destroy, not recognize the distinctions of race." 
  • When the Democrats first won back the presidency and control of Congress they moved to undo much of the civil rights legislation that the Republicans had passed since the Civil War with the Repeal Act of 1894.
  • The efforts of Democrats continued over the years.  When Democrat Woodrow Wlson was running for the presidency W. E. B. Dubois endorsed him and asked him to support black education, black rights to vote and own land, and to help stop the black lynchings that were plaguing our country.  After Wilson took office he ignored Dubois and allowed 3 of his cabinet members to segregate their departments.
  • Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt was no better when his federal government agencies discriminated against blacks trying to obtain relief benefits from the Agricultural Administration.  When the landlords of blacks kept their relief checks the Federal Housing Authority, who had guaranteed loans  for home building and home purchases, would not get involved to help the people claiming that they had no jurisdiction.  Roosevelt also banned black newspapers from military bases (He claimed they were communist, but didn't seem to dislike them so much when he had run for office and those same newspapers had supported his campaign.).
  • Many Democrats continued to fight against black rights and equality.  In 1957 they opposed Republican President Dwight Eisenhower's 1857 Civil Rights Act.  Then again in 1960 many Democrats opposed the 1960 Civil Rights Act.  And still many Democrats opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and some even opposed the 1968 Civil Rights Act.  Success in the passage of civil rights would not have been possible if it hadn't been for Republicans.
Rev. Perryman carries his list on through to 2009 and it is formidable.  This has just been a small part of what he teaches the reader.  It's a book well worth reading.

This racist mindset that has permeated the Democrat Party since its early days has not subsided.  They have learned well the progressive process of dividing the public using race, class, and anything that will turn people against America to become receptive to the lies and deceptions they promote.  They claim to stand for fairness, but they are the definers of what is fair and it is never what most Americans think.  To them fairness is when things are the way the progressives want them to be.  There is no true equality in their plans.  

J. Christian Adams, the former Department of Justice attorney who left his job because of the racist attitudes and approach to enforcing the laws in the DOJ under this administration tells about it in his must-read book Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department.  Adams also wrote about it in a Washington Times article titled ADAMS: Inside the Black Panther Case on June 25, 2010 saying:  "The New Black Panther case was the simplest and most obvious violation of federal law I saw in my Justice Department career.  Because of the corrupt nature of the dismissal, statements falsely characterizing the case and, most of all, indefensible orders for the career attorneys not to comply with lawful subpoenas investigating the dismissal, this month I resigned my position as a Departmet of Justice (DOJ) attorney."  

What Adams witnessed was a clear case of voter intimidation but, as he has brought out since his resignation from the DOJ, the entire mindset of the nation's top law enforcement agency is one that believes that prosecution of crimes against whites by other races are not to be pursued because, in their view, whites cannot suffer discrimination like other races can.  In fact, what it boils down to is a belief that only whites can be racist.  

Some have even said that this administration believes that whites need to pay for their racism and that this nation was founded by racist white men who stole their wealth from other races while leading our nation to steel its wealth from other non-white nations.  

Common among progressive Democrats are racially dividing rants against those who disagree with them.  Having learned well the Saul Alinsky tactics that they use, they are out to demonize their opposition as I pointed out in an earlier post here last December called Racism: Not What The Progressives Claim It Is and also in my book No Tomorrows, How to Halt America's Imminent Collapse and Return to the American Dream

In just the past few days there have even been examples of this from the Democrats.  Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (NY) is reported by the Washington Post to have said in a broadcast interview that parts of the Republican Party base are moved by racism.

That topped off a week in which Republican Representative Louie Gohmert confronted Democrat Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing about his lack of compliance with subpoenas.  Gohmert said this showed Holder's lack of concern for the House holding Holder in contempt (click here to read report about the contempt charge) and Holder tersely responded telling Gohmert, "You don't want to go there, buddy!"  Holder went on to say that Gohmert shouldn't say that it didn't matter to him because it did.  

But that wasn't the end of it.  Later, during a speech at race-baiter Al Sharpton's National Action Network Conference, Holder expressed to the audience his outrage at how he was treated by Gohmert. (click here to learn about the exchange and Holder's comments later during a speech at the NAN Conference)  

When Holder challenged Gohmert's assertion that he didn't care about being held in contempt, Holder didn't mean that he cared about being held in contempt.  Rather, at Sharpton's NAN Conference Holder made it clear that what he cared about was that Gohmert had the audacity to challenge him.  His comments also reflected an attitude that the House Committee holding him accountable was only because of his race. 

This is the kind of thing that has become commonplace in America today.  Racism in America is alive and well right at its source, which is the Democratic Party.  It's time for Americans of all races and ethnicities to reject the false mantra of the Democrats and come together as Americans.  We must not let the progressive Democrats divide us and destroy our nation.  We have a choice.  Ben Franklin said "Join or die."  We must unite.  United we will stand but divided we will fall.  

Update:  Eric Holder has been asked about his comments at the NAN Conference and he insists they were not about race, but about incivility in Washington (click here to read about it).  And maybe that is what he meant, but the question of whether he was referring to race is only raised because of the history of his Justice Department and this administration.  The way he replied to Rep. Gohmert in what came across as a threatening tone said a lot about incivility.  My suggestion is he look at the log in his own eye before he criticize the speck in someone else's.
  


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tolerance Quashed And Freedom At Stake

Here's the Nonsense:  Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich's resignation last week helps in the fight for equality.  The government needs to control what people can do and say to make sure life is fair.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Equality is not achieved by control, but by freedom.  Anything less spells doom for America.

When Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned this past week from the company he co-founded, it was because of a donation he made in 2008 to the California Proposition 8 ballot initiative struggle.  That proposition was to protect traditional marriage.  The left called Eich’s donation a support of hatred, anti-equality and anti-gay.  Once it was revealed that he’d made this donation all those years ago the pressure rose and he resigned.  (Although it certainly appears that he was forced out.  Resigned is usually just a way for someone to save face.)

Upon his resignation Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker released a statement that included this convoluted logic :  “Equality is necessary for meaningful speech.  And you need free speech to fight for equality.  Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.”

Really?  I hate to tell you Ms. Baker, but no it is not hard.  Free speech trumps everything.  Period.  How you stand for equality is done by taking a strong, well-argued position for your point of view.  When someone uses their free speech to express their opinion, you can use your free speech to counter them with facts, intellect, and rational debate.  You don’t shut down their free speech.  When you do, you are simply opening the door for someone to determine what you are allowed to say and think.  And what human is perfect so that they can always be trusted to decide what is right and wrong? 

If you do not allow disagreement, then you do not allow freedom. 

Many on the left these days are basking in the glow of their current victories supporting gay marriage for the 2-3% who are gay in America.  They are doing so by demanding that any of the 97-98% of remaining Americans who may disagree be shut up and shut down.  

Now let’s get something clear right now.  I do not believe that free speech entitles you to violence or hurtful behavior.  For example, I think the people from the famed Westboro Baptist Church who protest funerals with signs defaming gays are detestable and should be stopped.  However, I believe in free speech and just as the Nazis have been allowed to march in Skokie, IL, a predominately Jewish community, it is important that people be allowed to peacefully express their views, no matter how ludicrous, awful, and disgusting they may be.  As long as no one is being harmed, then people should be allowed peaceful disagreement.

But in America it’s not that way anymore.   In America it’s not about First Amendment rights of free speech.  It’s about “fairness” and “hate” as defined by a limited few.  So, in response to Ms. Baker at Mozilla and others who think it’s good to shut down free speech, let me remind you that you may think you are creating a better world.  But when you disallow free speech and allow it to be controlled by those in power, then you are opening the door to having your views shut down, too.  Sure, today it’s those on the left demanding a shut down of thoughts and words that do not meet their politically correct definition of what's acceptable.  But it’s very possible that the next time it may be someone in power who disagrees with you on something and then your thoughts and words will be shut down.  

It's a two-way street, but the left doesn't believe in that.  In fact, in 2008 when Mr. Eich donated to support California's Proposition 8 both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were campaigning with platforms that embraced traditional marriage and rejected gay marriage.  Hillary's own husband signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law during his administration.  But no one on the left is demanding that the president resign or that Hillary be disallowed to run for office again because they had the SAME VIEW as Eich at the SAME  TIME.

Yes, it’s true that people never worry about someone else’s rights.  They never think that the roles could be reversed.  But history has a strange way of coming back at those who think that way.  

We must remember that the left has historically stood against freedom.  Freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom in every area of life is antithetical to the left’s way to live.  They believe in control under the guise of fairness.  They believe that there a limited few in their midst who are qualified to decide what is fair.  They believe that those limited few among them are the ones who should make decisions for the rest of us.  

They try to sell the idea that if they control the freedoms of those they deem to be bad people, then you will be really free.  The fact is that freedom only comes in a society where people can express what they believe, no matter how crazy those beliefs may be.

Throughout my adult life I’ve heard the left cry over and over again that if a Republican is elected president all freedoms will go away.  They scream and moan and say they’ll leave the country if a Republican is elected.  I remember back in 1980 when Ronald Reagan was elected and an encounter I had with a leftist.  It was election day and I was in my business and a regular customer came in.  We had the TV on and it was announcing Reagan was winning.  The customer, a college professor and avowed liberal, came in and heard the news.  He went on a long tirade about how America would be a Nazi state within a year or two because of it.  He said he had to figure a way to get his family out of the country before Reagan, like Hitler in World War II Germany, shut down the borders and started sending people to the gas chambers.  He was serious.  He was frantic.  He couldn’t contain himself.  

Of course history shows us that not only did nothing of the sort take place, but America prospered and freedoms were protected, just has they have been under most presidents in our history.  Sadly I’ve met many leftists over the years who feel that the Republicans are nothing more than rebranded Nazis.  Clearly they don’t understand history or that national socialism, which is what Nazism is, is very far to the left, not the right.  In fact, the similarities to communism are eerie.  And progressive ideals that the left is pushing today is nothing more than communism, even though no one wants to admit it.

Certainly most Republicans in elected office are not conservative these days.  Both the Democrats and the GOP have moved very far to the left.  The few conservatives there are in the GOP are the only ones offering proven solutions that are of the same design that our founding fathers looked to in forming our constitutional republic.  

Only a constitutional republic can protect people’s freedoms and assure true tolerance and equality in society.  You don’t achieve tolerance by shutting people up.  You don't achieve equality by disallowing freedom of thought.  You don’t achieve freedom by taking freedom away.

The leftists proclaim tolerance while pointing at conservatives shouting that they are the haters.  But even the simplest examination of the truth shows that it’s the left that shuts down free speech and wants to abolish rights for those who disagree with them.

How far this country has fallen is obvious to some of us.  We are in desperate shape and nearing the loss of all we have held dear for over 2 centuries.  If you want to know where we're headed, here are two things to watch for in 2014 that will tell you what will happen next:

1.)  How the Supreme Court rules on religious freedom in the Hobby Lobby case will tell us the future of freedom of beliefs in our nation.  If they rule against Hobby Lobby and in favor of the administration, then it will only be a short time before it is all over.   Religious freedom is the cornerstone upon which this country was founded.  If the administration succeeds then soon you will see the government telling churches what they can believe and teach.


2.)  The outcome of the upcoming midterm elections this fall is the other shoe dangling and waiting to drop.  If the grassroots of America doesn’t sweep many of the politicians in Washington out of office and replace them with true conservative servants of the people, then our chances are over.  

Right now Congress does not do their constitutionally designed job of holding the Executive Branch accountable.  Unless that changes immediately it won’t matter what happens in the 2016 presidential election.  2014 is the pivotal year for America’s chance at survival.  What are you doing about it?





Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hollywood's Noah Brings Out Closed-Minded Views Again

(Please note:  This is not a review or critique of the new movie Noah.  I have not seen it and have no plans to see it.  Rather, this is a commentary about the lack of understanding people have about Biblical events and teachings.)


Here's the Nonsense:  Hollywood and others may change the Bible's stories, but it's no big deal because the Bible is all fables and doesn't know anything about science anyway.

Here's the Horse Sense:  As a former skeptic I can attest to how a closed mind keeps us from seeing truth.  The Bible has taught scientific truth long before man figured it out.

With the attention being given to Hollywood's new mega-movie Noah, it is not surprising that there are renewed debates on Biblical themes popping up all over.  And, of course, the Hollywood elites are trying to defend their new tale as one that honors the Biblical account, when in fact about the only similarity is the title and name of the main character.  The Biblical account is an entirely different story, but ignored and discounted because it's religious.  Yes, it's treated the way it is because it is from the Jewish and Christian religions and those are hated belief systems throughout the world.  So, it is no surprise when the closed-minded people lead the attacks on these two religions.  

I was an atheist and then an agnostic for years, finally opening my mind and studying caused me to change my beliefs.  Prior to that I wasn't open enough to consider religion.  But since I come from the same background as the skeptics and attackers I would like to address a general attitude that is prevalent these days.  That is, that people who believe are people who are backwards, embracing unscientific views that are ignoring the "facts."  Of course, the people who are like I used to be are the ones who define the facts, they don't rely on objectivity or rationality.  I know.  I was one of them.

I'm certainly no scientist, or even very knowledgeable regarding the sciences compared to many people.  But I do know that what those who reject the Bible refuse to see is what it really teaches.  Contrary to what those people claim, the Bible is a very scientifically accurate book, even though it wasn't written as a scientific textbook.

Over the years I've learned a few things about the Bible that most people don't think about or even know.  And instead of sitting back and listening to the attacks on orthodox beliefs, I wanted to take a minute to share some things that I've learned the Bible teaches that not only support science, but that God revealed in the Bible long before man figured them out.

When modern science is seen through the lens of the Bible there are not the conflicts that people assume there are. For example, Isaiah 40:26 says it is God who created the universe. He holds the stars together by His power and not one of them is ever missing. Here we have the Bible confirming the first law of thermodynamics which says that nothing is ever wiped out, all mass and energy continue.

Ecclesiastes 1:10 says: "Is there anything of which one might say, 'See this, it is new'?" And then answers with: "Already it has existed for ages which were before us." The Bible, thousands of years before the laws of thermodynamics had been discovered by man, affirmed the conservation of mass and energy.

The science of hydrology studies the cycle of water, which is made up of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. As clouds move over land and drop water through precipitation, rain runs into various streams, the streams run into the sea, and as this happens the evaporation process takes place. The Bible describes this process in Ecclesiastes 1 and Isaiah 55.  There it says about the water cycle: "All the rivers flow into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, there they flow again" (Ecclesiastes 1:7). "For . . . the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth" (Isaiah 55:10). And Job 36:27-28 shows us about evaporation and condensation when it says that God draws up the drops of water, they distill rain from the mist, which the clouds pour down, they drip upon man abundantly.

Copernicus presented the idea that the earth was in motion in the 16th century.  People previously believed that the earth was flat and that if you went through the Pillars of Hercules at the Rock of Gibraltar you would fall off the edge. Then, Kepler and Galileo started modern astronomy in the 17th century. Up to that time the universe was thought to contain only about 1000 stars (that was the number that had been counted).  

But in Genesis the number of the stars of heaven is equated with the number of grains of sand on the seashore. God told Abraham, "I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the seashore" ( 22:17 ). Jeremiah 33:22 says that the stars can't be counted: "As the host of heaven cannot be counted, and the sand of the sea cannot be measured, so I [God] will multiply the descendants of David." Today several million stars have been cataloged, though hundreds of millions or even billions remain unlisted.

In Job, the oldest book in the Bible, it says in 26:7, "He [God] hangs the earth on nothing." In the sacred books of other religions you may read that the earth is on the backs of elephants that produce earthquakes when they shake. The Bible is in a completely different class. It says, "He . . . hangs the earth on nothing."

Job 38:14 also says that the earth is "turned like the clay to the seal." In those days, soft clay was used for writing and a seal was used for applying one's signature. Often used was a seal that was a hollow cylinder of hardened clay with a raised signature on it. A stick went through it and it was rolled like a rolling pin. The writer would roll their signature across the soft clay and in that way sign their name. Saying the earth is turned like the clay to the seal could imply that it rotates on its axis. 

The earth maintains a perfect balance as it rotates. If you've ever seen a ball that's out of balance, you've seen it rotate unevenly. The earth couldn't survive if it rotated like that. It is perfectly balanced. The oceans in their depths have to be balanced with the mountains that soar skyward. Long before man's scientific studies came up with this idea, in Isaiah 40:12 said that God "has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and marked off the heavens by the span, and calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, and weighed the mountains in a balance, and the hills in a pair of scales."

Early in the 20th century Herbert Spencer applied scientific discoveries to philosophy.  He came up with 5 categories in the natural sciences: time, force, motion, space, and matter.  Interestingly, in Genesis 1:1, it says: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." When we read carefully we see the 5 categories of the natural sciences:  In the beginning (that's time) God (that's force) created (that's motion) the heavens (that's space) and the earth (that's matter)

The Bible said it all in it's very first verse. When we see the Bible with an open mind and not the closed, preconceived views of the skeptics, it's amazing what we find is really there.  It's not a scientific textbook, but it has shown man scientific truths long before man discovered them on his own.



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Putin and Obama: Twin Sons Of Different Mothers

(apologies to Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisberg for the title of this post)

Here's the Nonsense:  President Obama has let Vladimir Putin know that we mean business and there are consequences for their actions with Crimea and the Ukraine.  Putin won't push back now that he knows that Obama means business.
Here's the Horse Sense:  Obama should look in the mirror and learn from his own actions.  Putin knows Obama's weak just as Obama knows the GOP is weak.  
Has anyone noticed that what’s going on between Putin and Obama is the same as what goes on between Obama and the Republicans?  Their behavior is like they're twin sons of different mothers.  
Think about it.  Putin pushes Obama but does what he wants because he knows that no one will stand up to him.  Like any bully he knows that he can get away with his behavior as long as no one pushes back.  
The leftists and mainstream media (okay, I know, they're the same thing) who think Obama’s doing a great job don’t understand why Obama’s stand regarding the Ukraine hasn’t resulted in stopping Putin.  Putin just keeps doing what he pleases and Obama sits around threatening meaningless sanctions while sabre rattling.  Well, okay, Obama doesn’t rattle sabres.  He actually is more likely to look down at his shoes while shuffling his feet as he announces those sanctions (boy, that oughta strike fear in Putin's heart!).  And Putin is not deterred because he knows that nothing of any consequence will come of it.
What's amazing is that Obama can't see why his actions aren't working.  (Instead of facing his failed actions and trying something different, he's too busy trying to convince everyone how effective he is.)  If he'd look in the mirror he'd see that what Putin does to him is exactly what he does to the GOP.  
Just as Putin does whatever he wants on the international stage, Obama does what he wants when it comes to U. S. laws and the GOP does nothing to hold him accountable or take a stand.  House Speaker John Boehner responds to gross violations of law with comments like, “Is this a joke?” instead of by taking action to hold the Executive Branch accountable, as our Constitution has set up Congress to do.    
We have saddled ourselves with a government out of control.  It’s no one’s fault but our own.  We voted these people into office and have allowed them not just to stay, but to build what boils down to an oligarchy instead of the accountable constitutional republic designed by our founders. 
This problem isn't just on the left, the establishment GOP are guilty, too, of much the same thing.  This past Thursday one of the GOP’s biggest financial backers, Sheldon Adelson, sponsored a meeting in his airplane hangar in Las Vegas with Jeb Bush as guest.  The hangar was filled with establishment GOP influentials who are trying to convince Jeb to run for president in 2016.  They believe he is the only man who can win for the Republicans.  They call themselves conservatives (they are not) but actually believe in their hearts that true conservatives are dangerous and destroying the party.  Hmmm… sounds a lot like how they thought about Ronald Reagan in 1976.  
But it’s not time for 1976, it’s time for 1980.  In 1980 grassroots Americans pushed back hard and forced Reagan on the establishment to be the nominee.  The result is history that any clear-headed person should be able to see.  Prosperity, strength, and growth for Americans unlike any they had seen in a long time. Since then all we’ve had are establishment candidates who guarantee us a loss at the ballot box.  Sure, George H. W. Bush won his first election by riding the coattails of Reagan's presidency, but when he reverted to his establishment ways he lost the support of Americans and lost his reelection bid.  
When George H. W. Bush's son, George W. Bush, won it was more due to Clinton fatigue than to the GOP having an exceptional candidate, which was proven out over the years with his poor handling of economic issues.  
We need another 1980.  We need to make the establishment bow to the grassroots and a solid conservative candidate.  But it won’t be easy.  
Americans need principled leaders, not ones who are bullies or don't know how to take a stand.  Only conservatives offer those kinds of people as candidates.  But they can't win it alone.  We must be working to spread the message to those around us.
If you're reading this then you need to educate those around you. Not those who also keep on top of politics, but those who are your neighbors, friends, coworkers, family members and people you meet every day that really don't understand what's going on in America.  They need to be educated and get involved.  
We need another 1980.  What are you doing to get us there?




Sunday, March 23, 2014

Public Attitude May Be The Achilles Heel That Keeps Us From Saving America

Here’s the Nonsense:  America has had problems before and we’ve always been able to rally ourselves to meet the task and save the day.  We’ll do it again.

Here’s the Horse Sense:  There is a dangerous despair in America that may very well keep us from rising to this occasion.  This will take more than just positive thinking and motivational speeches.  This will take a concerted commitment and effort if we are to save this republic.

Hopelessness, gloom, discouragement, desperation, despondency, misery, anguish.  Those are all words that describe the attitude of a large portion of the American public these days.  Certainly America has a history of pulling itself out of tough places, but this time it’s different.  Never before has America been in the trouble we’re in.  Never before have we faced the challenges we face today.  And, unlike the ridiculous rah-rah speeches we see in movies to rally people to victory, this time there is no good-feeling speech that could be enough to save us.  This time our despair may cost us our republic.

A lot of friends of mine are cringing as they read these words.  These are solid American patriots who believe we can overcome anything.  But I beg to disagree.  There comes a point when too many have lost hope and no matter how hard you fight to win a battle you cannot win.  When discouragement overcomes too many, it becomes impossible to win.  

What adds to the peoples' discouragement is when others refuse to face the real problems and just say they "know" that good will win.  They are the types who think sheer willpower and positive thinking is all it will take to win.  They aren't being realistic by facing the problems and finding solutions.  They want to fight, but they offer no proven solutions.  They are like the military leader who would go to battle without a plan to win.  

Many people might say that people who are feeling so hopeless should focus on positive things.  But positive thinking never was the sole solution to fix anything.  No human can will their way to success, contrary to the claims made by the charlatans and snake oil salesmen who’ve polluted the minds of too many throughout history.  The fact is that there really are quite a few good reasons for people to be depressed.  Let me share a small list here:


  • According to the U. S. Census, median household income has dropped for 5 years in a row.  
  • Enrollment in the food stamp program has risen from 32 million when Obama took office to 47 million.  
  • Pew Research has reported that 53% of Americans in 2008 considered themselves to be part of the "middle class".  Only 44% of Americans in 2014 consider themselves to be part of the “middle class".  
  • 25% of all Americans between 18 amd 29 years of age in 2008 considered themselves to be part of the "lower class".  But 49% of that same age group in 2014 consider themselves part of the “lower class.”  
  • As the New York Times reported, “In 2012, the top 5 percent of earners were responsible for 38 percent of domestic consumption, up from 28 percent in 1995, the researchers found.”  This article shows the decline in the middle class as our economy drives more people down economically.  
  • According to Rasmussen Reports, only 19% of Americans believe that the job market is better than it was a year ago.  
  • According to the Social Security Administration, 53% of all American workers make less than $30,000 a year in wages.  
  • According to usdebtclock.org, total personal debt in the U.S. is now over $16.4 trillion.  The national debt, as reported to us by the government, is over $17.5 trillion.  When you add unfunded liabilities, the reported numbers add over $128.3 trillion, but as I addressed in a previous post, the “other” numbers that the government doesn’t make as public show us with even higher debt.  It has risen to a level where the chances of ever paying it off are almost impossible.  

Those are just a small number of the things happening in our country that certainly would depress any thinking person.  Hope for the future keeps dwindling, and for good reason.  I believe that as more and more people feel the hopelessness that our situation has brought us to, they are seeing that the chances of being able to pull ourselves out of this mess are slim.  As a result I think they are voting more and more for increased government thinking that government is the only thing big enough to save us.  And those who realize that government can’t save us, but are also feeling despondent, vote for more government as a way to delay the ultimate failure of our economic system.
The hopelessness felt by so many Americans may very well be the Achilles heel that keeps us from saving America.  This is why it is important for us to educate those around us.  It is why people need to understand that returning to the constitutional republic that our country was founded to be is the only way that this economic mess can be turned around.  But most Americans, including politicians, think we’re a democracy instead of a republic and that only puts us on a path to destruction.  
When the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended a lady identified as Mrs. Powel asked Ben Franklin a question.  She said, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?"  Franklin responded by saying, "A republic, if you can keep it."
It’s about time we realize that those were words of warning that predicted how difficult it would be to retain our freedoms.  While technically we are still a constitutional republic, in reality we've already lost our republic.  Now the question is whether we have the courage to do what it will take to get it back.






Monday, March 17, 2014

Why Should Israel Exist?

Here's the Nonsense:  Peace in the Middle East is more important than Israel.  John Kerry and Barack Obama are right to push them to meet the Palestinian demands.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Israel is not only America's strongest ally in the Middle East, it has a right to exist.  Israel has done more good for the world than most Americans realize and proven its worth to the world community more than the Palestinians ever have.

Senior Palestinian Authority official Abbas Zaki is Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ commissioner for dialogue with the Arab world and China.  WND is reporting that this past week he told Palestinian Authority TV, “I believe that Allah will gather [the Jews] so we can kill them.”  Then, Israel Today reported that last Thursday, U. S. Secretary of State John “I served in Viet Nam” Kerry said that Israel should drop their insistence that the Palestinians must recognize the Jewish state, even though Palestinians like Zaki have expressed desire that Israel be destroyed and the Jews killed.  The Obama administration doesn’t care about Israel’s interests, but it’s time the rest of us wake up to just what Israel represents to the world.

Israel certainly has a right to exist.  Anyone who doubts that is on the level of Hitler and not worth debating with about the issue.  But many don't think in terms of Israel being put out of existence.  They listen to the rhetoric from the left and find themselves agreeing without doing any critical thinking.

I could go on here and talk about Israel being a strong ally, and our only solid one in the Middle East.  I could talk about the injustice done against the Jewish people throughout both ancient and modern world history, most recently being the Holocaust in World War II.  There are many things like that that I could talk about.  But I think I’d rather share with you a list of some things that Israel has provided to the world for you to consider.  The list is far from comprehensive, it’s just representative of a few of the great things with which our Israeli friends have blessed the world.  Here are some of the things they've invented and developed:

1.)  Development of reverse osmosis desalination process that is now the worldwide standard.  Note:  Israel has just entered into an agreement to help California with their drought problems through use of Israel’s advanced water technologies.

2.)  The PillCam, used for visualizing and detecting disorders of the GI tract.  This device allows the user to swallow a pill that takes a small camera through the gastrointestinal tract so that doctors can see problems and plan solutions.

3.)  Amniocentesis came about when cells were examined that were drawn from amniotic fluid to diagnose potential genetic abnormalities or prenatal infections in developing fetuses. 

4.)  Anti-bacterial fabrics developed to prevent bacterial growth that will dramatically reduce hospital infection rates.

5.)  EWA Technologies Ltd. produces a clean, green system that harvests water from the humidity in the air. The technology benefits residents of desert areas, farmers and municipalities around the world. Each device has the potential to provide two average American families with their entire year’s supply of water without contributing to pollution.

6.)  Wiring of a European-designed artificial hand to arm of a human amputee. In addition to conducting complicated activities including handwriting, the human subject is able to feel their fingers. Achieving sensation is a breakthrough in the evolution of artificial limbs.

7.)  Greeneng Solutions launches an ozone-based water purification system that is designed for commercial, industrial and domestic applications. They use ozone-infused water to eliminate germs on kitchen equipment, household surfaces, swimming pools and more. Purifying with ozone is faster and more effective than the global-standard tap water additive chlorine, and ozone produces none of the harmful side effects of chlorine such as asthma and contaminated runoff.
8.)  VisionCare Opthalmic Technologies debuts the CentraSight device, a telescopic implant that addresses age-related macular degeneration (AMD). CentraSight is the first and only treatment for AMD, a retinal condition that is the most common cause of blindness among “first-world” seniors.
9.)  ReWalk, a bionic exoskeleton developed by Argo Technologies allows paraplegics to stand, walk and climb stairs.

10.) IceCure Medical produces the IceSense 3, a device that destroys benign breast tumors by infusing them with ice. The procedure is quick, painless, affordable and is conducted on an outpatient basis. Trials have begun to study the efficacy of the treatment on malignant breast tumors.
11.) Spine Assist surgical robots transform spine surgery from freehand to highly accurate operations with less need for radiation.

12.) Creation of mice with fully functioning human immune systems. Described from an immunological perspective as “humans with fur,” the mice have provided for the first time a real-world arena in which to study human ailments and represent a major step forward in the search for a cure for AIDS, hepatitis A and B, and other infectious diseases.

13.) Growing lab-bred blood cells in a laboratory dish was first done by those in Israel. This breakthrough lead to the development of a therapy that increases the production of crucial white blood cells in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
14.) Modern drip irrigation was developed by Netafim.
15.) The world’s first color hologram, which led to the development of “heads up” displays for pilots, doctors and other virtual reality systems.
16.) BabySense, a device designed to prevent crib death.  It monitors a baby’s breathing and movements through the mattress during sleep.

17.) Affinity chromatography developed for separating biological or biochemical materials — can be used to detoxify human blood. The work lead to the development of present-day technologies, employed around the world, that are used to remove poison from a patient’s blood.
18.) Food storage system to help farmers in developing food-poor and resource-poor areas to keep their crops from spoiling after harvest. The system evolved into GrainPro Cocoons, water- and air-tight containers used around the world to prevent the damaging effects of spoilage and parasites without the use of pesticides.

19.) Development of Gleevec, a drug now provided to CML (leukemia) patients around the world. 
20.) M-Systems introduced the flash drive in the U. S. Smaller, faster and more reliable than floppy disks or CD-ROMs, the flash drive went on to replace those technologies worldwide.


21.) Iron Dome, a short-range missile defense system developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, shoots down a Grad rocket fired at Israel from Gaza. It marks the first time that a short-range missile has been intercepted, opening up new possibilities for military, civil and border defense in the world’s conflict zones.
22.) 100% biodegradable food packaging material is produced by Tiva.  The company produces materials for drink pouches, snack bars, yogurt and other foods – all of which provide a minimum of six months of shelf life, will completely decompose in a landfill, and can be composted industrially and domestically.

23.) Like-A-Fish air supply systems extract air from water, which eliminates scuba divers and submarines from needing air tanks.

Those are just a small number of things Israel has provided to the world to make it a better place.  So, here’s my question:  Can anyone think of anything the Palestinians have done to help the world?



Note:  To learn more about the interesting things Israel has developed read Marcella Rosen’s fascinating book, Tiny Dynamo.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Is Everyone Missing The Real Story About Lois Lerner’s IRS Testimony?

Here’s the Nonsense:  Lois Lerner's botched assertion of Fifth Amendment rights cancelled out her right to claim the Fifth again before the same committee.  Since she didn’t testify before the congressional committee this past week, but claimed the Fifth Amendment again, she should be held in contempt.

Here’s the Horse Sense:  While Lerner probably should be held in contempt, there’s a bigger issue overshadowing this that no one is talking about and might very well spell doom for America’s future.

This past week a great deal of talk emerged again about Lois Lerner testifying before a Congressional committee regarding her involvement in the IRS scandal.  The focus of everyone seems to be on the fact that she claimed the Fifth Amendment again and not on something else, much more subtle, but far more important.  And missing that point is yet another reason why we are doomed because we too often focus on symptoms and not the cause of problems when dealing with the problems in our government.

Most people are focusing on the fact that when Lerner was recalled to testify she invoked the Fifth Amendment again (even though her botched appearance the first time before the committee nullified her right to claim the Fifth) and that may be grounds to be cited for contempt.  But that’s not the point.   As quoted by the Daily Caller, Bill Taylor, Lois Lerner’s attorney, said in a letter to Committee Chairman Darrel Issa, “I advised the staff that calling Ms. Lerner knowing that she will assert her rights was not only improper but dangerous. Ms. Lerner has been the subject of numerous threats on her life and safety, and on the life and safety of her family. I left with the staff recent evidence of those threats.”  

So while everyone is focused on possible contempt charges and frustration at her lack of testimony, which most likely will result in the entire scandal eventually dying with no one being held accountable, the most important point has been brought out and is being ignored.  That point is that her attorney has told Issa that Lerner and her family’s lives have been threatened.  That’s the biggest claim anyone could make.

Someone is trying to silence Lerner and they are doing it through threats against her and her family.  That might sound like just some fanatics making threats, but we’ve heard it before in other situations.  Remember how people were threatened about bringing out the truth of the Benghazi scandal (read here to learn more)?  

The progressive left is tied too closely to Chicago mob-style politics.  After all, Saul Alinsky, a key role model for them, boasted of his close friendship with Frank Nitti, Al Capone’s number two man.  Alinsky admired how the mob worked and took pride in using their methods.  And, as I pointed out in my book, No Tomorrows, Alinsky was a personal mentor to Hillary Clinton and Obama was not only trained by an Alinsky organization, he was so effective at Alinsky principles and tactics that he was used to teach them to others.

Whether you want to accept it or not, such articles as you’ll read here and here should tell you quite a bit about Alinsky and what drives Obama and the left’s politics.  They use mob tactics like intimidation to shut people up.  And, like I said, it’s not just Obama.  It’s been seen with the Clintons, too, as you can read here.  You can also read here about the possible intimidation of the Clintons by the Obama campaign during the 2008 campaign.  

Even lesser known sites have made lists of questionable deaths around Obama.  While some people may say such sites are questionable, the sheer number of examples they give have to make a person at least stop and examine them to determine if there's any accuracy to what they say.  (Don't forget, the National Enquirer, not exactly known for the most credible reporting, was the first to report the Monica Lewinsky affair with Bill Clinton and the Jon Edwards affair with Rielle Hunter.  Sometimes truth is revealed through unlikely sources.)  

These claims aren't all from the past, either.  As recently as February 2014 Examiner.com put out an article with a video about Obama’s past that raises serious questions.

What do we make of all of this in light of the Lerner situation?  I think a key issue that is not being investigated are the threats that have been made against Lois Lerner.  The first reaction Congress should have had to such a claim was to prove or disprove it.  If it is true, then not only should the perpetrators be brought to justice, but if the persons involved were tied in any way to the administration, then it should break every scandal wide open with Congress demanding and forcing the issues.  But instead of even investigating such claims, they focus on other issues.  

There are exceptions in Washington.  It was reported recently that Congressman Trey Gowdy posed an important question to Simon Lazarus, senior counsel to the Constitutional Accountability Center who was giving testimony to a panel called "The President's Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws."  Gowdy asked, "If the president can fail to enforce immigration laws, can the president likewise fail to enforce election laws?"

After Mr. Lazarus said that he thought the president wouldn't fail to enforce election laws, Rep. Gowdy asked him why not and then said of the president, "Well, he's not applying the ACA, and he's not applying immigration laws, and he's not applying marijuana laws, and he's not applying mandatory minimums. What's the difference with election laws?"  Gowdy sees the problems with a more analytical eye than most in Washington.  But he's one of a very small number in that corrupt city who are trying to take a stand for what's right.  The chances of those like Gowdy succeeding are very small.

The lack of ability to see the big picture and find answers regarding what is really happening shows a lack of critical thinking.  Sadly not just those in Washington, but most Americans are incapable of seeing past the immediate and obvious issues at hand and that is a major reason why we may never see things change in Washington…except to get even worse.


  



Monday, March 3, 2014

America the Laughingstock


Here's the Nonsense:  Sure, President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the rest of the administration have made a few mistakes, but their belief that if we give in and give up the core values upon which our nation was founded, then the world will respect us and all nations will back down and live in peace and prosperity is a realistic goal that we need to push to attain.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Progressives like those in the administration have no clue about how to build a strong republic.  Their goals are fruitless and are based on time-tested and proven failures throughout the world designed only to destroy our nation and bring us down.  Nothing in their plans are good for America, yet unless Americans wake up and abandon their evil ways we will find that America's greatest days are behind her.

Do you remember when the Soviet Union fell?  Remember how their power dwindled as the satellite countries they controlled abandoned Russia and sought freedom?  Russia was seen as a has-been.  That's what America is today.  Our credibility in the world has dropped to an all-time low in modern history.  Other nations laugh at us.  Our military is worn out and being down-sized to a pre-World War II level.  (That's the same level that almost kept us from being able to respond to the Pearl Harbor attack.  We could not rally our industry again to do what they did for World War II because most of our heavy industry is gone.)  Yes, welcome to America the Laughingstock, the America of today and the future.

A lot of people reading this are probably already angry at me not just for calling our once-great nation a laughingstock, but for saying that that's us today and in the future.  But be angry all you want.  Send me the emails.  Criticize me and don't pay attention.  You'll be doing the same thing that's been hurting America for a long time.

America is in crisis.  It's not because of Barack Obama, he's just the current figurehead of the progressive movement that has spent over a century working towards their goal to bring America down.  And they've achieved most of it.  But the state of America is because Americans have quit caring for their country.  Some still care about it, but the caring for our country ended long ago when we sold out our future for self-indulgence and abandonment of civic responsibility.

Many Americans, especially us conservatives, are regularly found screaming about things like cutting military spending, our schools teaching history that represents progressive myths about how evil America is instead of truth about our nation's greatness, infringement on our rights, and on and on.  We cry out that we won't allow our nation to be taken from us, yet it's already gone.  The question isn't whether we can save it, but how long we have to get it back before it's lost forever.

America today is a moral cesspool.  We put up with things in the name of entertainment that just a few short years ago we understood to be disgusting and immoral.  Our culture, through music, TV and movies glorify illicit lifestyles to the point that today it's common for people to: 
  • live together outside of marriage with no shame,
  • use foul language with pride while not showing the slightest bit of embarrassment or remorse,
  • have children outside of marriage while feeling no shame,
  • and many other terrible signs of the fall of our civilization with the crowning example being the murder of the unborn. 
All the while people shake their fists at God for Him daring to set standards by which He expects us to live.

Our nation is in shambles.  Evil is spreading around the world with countries like North Korea ignoring human rights, Iran planning the total destruction of Israel, China taking aggressive actions against Japan on the seas, and now Russia moving in on Ukraine.  And we have no power to stand up and stop them anymore.  Our president will give warnings to some countries when it fits his agenda, but he is the chief embarrassment for America on the world stage.  Other countries are just laughing at us.  They know our bark is only that, it has no teeth anymore.

And most Americans do nothing.  Most Americans have gotten themselves so far in debt from living irresponsibly that they live from paycheck to paycheck while focusing only their material possessions and on their weekend time off so they can party, sit in front of the TV, or follow some other narcissistic pursuit while the swooshing sound of the country going down the drain roars in the background.

When a nation falls there is an initial period of time in which the new power is not totally solidified and it is still possible to overthrow it and take the nation back.  But after a period of time the new power becomes so entrenched that it cannot be overturned without a major war to do so.  America is still in the early stages of having lost our constitutional republic.  

We can still take it back, but it will take every ounce of strength we have and:

  • a dedication to the long term fight that will last more than most of our lifetimes,
  • a commitment to abandon leisure time and focus on the battle we face, 
  • and a personal change in the hearts of each individual in our country to fall on our faces in anguish and repentance of our evil ways and a return to honoring God in our lives.  

Without that there is no chance to take back our country and no hope for our future.  Our founders warned us that our republic was created for a religious and moral people and without that we could not survive.

I know many will read this and disregard it or write it off as crazy religious talk.  You can do just that.  But you do so at your own peril and the peril of our nation.  We are at a decision point and each American needs to decide what future they want.  The choice is ours.