Monday, February 26, 2018

Thoughts On The NRA And Undermining The 2nd Amendment

For about 3 years, the NRA was my client. I had the opportunity to visit with the leadership at their headquarters, and had numerous meetings/conversations during that time as I sought to understand their business. They are the most effective group in DC, NOT because they buy politicians - as many lobbyists do. They are effective because they believe in their cause, it is a righteous cause, and they are truly a grassroots organization, full of people who share their love of the Constitution, and especially the 2nd Amendment. When necessary they can mobilize their
membership to flood DC with phone calls and letters, not AstroTurf agitation like most Soros-funded groups, but actual constituents passionately telling their Congress critters what they want. And its very effective.

The media attempting to demonize the NRA is foolish. Because like Soylent Green, the NRA is PEOPLE. It is doctors, housewives, teachers, lawyers, Conservatives, Libertarians, Republicans, and yes, even a few Democrats.  And unlike the Broward County deputies who hid behind cars outside the school as the school shooter killed 17, the average NRA member would have at least attempted to stop the shooter, rather than standing down.

Economic boycotts are even more foolish. Who do you think is more likely to follow through with an economic threat - 5 million + people who are politically engaged, and vigilant about their rights? Or, a Soros-funded group with paid lackeys sending the same email and stuffing envelopes with form letters? You are either with the NRA on the side of the Constitution, or you stand with the marxists who want to fundamentally transform the US, depriving citizens of their inalienable rights. I would think very carefully before I succumbed to the pressure of political hate groups. The NRA may only have around 5 million members, but there are 100 million citizens who own guns in this country. And there are millions more like myself who will stand against any move to restrict civil liberties. 

The left is all giddy that a few companies - Allied Van Lines, Alamo Car Rental, Avis Car Rental , Delta Air Lines, First National Bank of Omaha, United Air Lines - to name a few, are ending their discounts for NRA members. I doubt many joined the NRA for this benefit. And I bet when it comes to banking, moving, flying, or car rental, NRA members, Conservatives, Patriots, and Gun Owners might be a bit more discerning when purchasing these services. I know I will. 

It seems after every alleged mass shooting, there are already in place groups soliciting money on behalf of the victims, and organizations demanding that the 2nd Amendment be eradicated. The media is quite prepared to gleefully broadcast their demands even before a single fact is confirmed from the event. In the case of Parkland, a school with over 3,000 students, seemingly only 4 students are interviewed by every major media outlet - all with very carefully thought out talking points. Some interviews may have even taken place before the shooting! Those who had differing views, or pro gun or 2nd Amendment leanings, were ignored and kept out the gun confiscation rally held by CNN, with carefully scripted questions, and a stacked audience.

The left continues to believe that if they can trot out enough victims, real or imagined, they will get the emotional response they seek, especially if there are children involved. Their status shields them from honest debate, and any tough questions are deflected by the accusation that you are attacking the victim. The reality is whether its moms or students demanding action, I really don't care. I know the left is willing to do ANYTHING to further their agenda, even arm Mexican gang members in an effort to undermine the 2nd Amendment. But none of this moves me. My NATURAL RIGHTS come from my Creator, not politicians or the government. And no politician or even mob will take them away from me.

The Right to Bear Arms is an INALIENABLE RIGHT, or a NATURAL RIGHT. Which means it cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws. The left has gotten very good at incrementally undermining rights. In the case of the 1st Amendment, Google, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, have all made it far more difficult to share beliefs that are contrary to the prevailing opinion of the far left, which is also the dominate ideology among the gatekeepers of entertainment, journalism, and education. The militant among the alternative lifestyle crowd, along with their allies in the media and the judiciary, have assaulted Christian businesses, and sought to silence those who dare to preach God's Word. The PC culture has stifled debate on college campuses, at one time the very best place to freely exchange ideas and debate their merit.
The 1st Amendment is under assault, and is relatively defenseless in its battle for survival. Which is one of the reasons why the Founders made the right to bear arms the 2nd Amendment. The ability to freely speak your mind, to protest, to assemble, or worship as you wish, can be easily trampled by the mob, or government tyranny. The only check is an armed population who would stop this from happening. The Founders were well aware from history what happens when a tyrannical power is unleashed on an unarmed population. Or when a powerful religion is permitted by the state to hunt heretics for fun and profit. The best defense is for every citizen to have the means necessary to defend themselves from any force that would seek to deprive him of his life, liberty, or property.

I give props to Bret in the above video, at least he is honest about the misguided goal of the radical left, that is the complete repeal of the 2nd amendment. He is not alone in this. Far too many people have been brainwashed into thinking that guns are bad, and rights are anything from free health care, to on demand, government-funded infanticide. The very schools that are being targeted in these shootings are not teaching their students and teachers that the founders gave them the Constitutional means to protect themselves. The Gun Free Zone signs certainly aren't doing the trick, and law enforcement seems to continually drop the ball when it comes to the prevention of mass violence.

It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential to our defence, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments. Texas Declaration Of Independence - March 2, 1836

During one of my visits to the NRA headquarters, I sat in a conference room with a few people waiting for a meeting to start. On the wall they had mounted a massive flag, a replica of the the Battle of Gonzales flag pictured above. Being a native Texan, I was well aware of the history and significance of the flag and the event. After I commented, it became apparent that nobody in the room knew the story. Admittedly, these were mostly young staffers, but everyone present had graduated high school, college, and in some cases even graduate school, knowing nothing of the war for Texas Independence. If we can't learn from our history, we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes of the past.

So what was the meaning of the flag? Mexico had given the residents of Gonzales a cannon to help the local militia (the city residents, not a standing army) as a defense against Indian raids. Under Santa Anna, Mexico transformed into a dictatorship, and rumbles of rebellion could be heard all over the country. A small detachment, about 100 Mexican Calvary, was dispatched to seize the cannon from Gonzales. About 150 militia met them and a short skirmish followed. Although strategically the engagement was of little value. To the people living in Texas, it became obvious that the time of talking was over. The message from Gonzales should be the same for every tyrant who would seek to disarm law abiding citizens: Come And Take It!

Our Founding documents, especially the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States, are some of the best works on Liberty ever produced by man. Only Paul's letters to the Body of Christ found in the New Testament exceed them. And Paul had much assistance from the Holy Spirit in crafting and explaining to Believers the Liberty they have in Christ, expanding it way beyond the limits of this temporal world. 

Instead of looking for ways to undermine our inalienable rights, we should be working to make sure that EVERYONE on the planet gets to enjoy the freedom our Founders imagined for the United States. Instead of robbing people of their Constitutional Rights, leaving them unprotected and easy targets for criminals and tyranny, why not empower them to protect themselves and their families? America's political elite seem to have no problem arming Mexican drug gangs, ISIS terrorists, and all types of unsavory folks all over the world, giving them automatic weapons, mortars, and the equipment to wage war, but somehow find it distressing that an American would dare own a semi-automatic weapon that simply LOOKS like a military weapon. How stupid is that?

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Immigration Or Invasion - What Would Jesus Do?

Earlier this year some self-identified Christian leaders signed a letter denouncing President Trump's executive order that selectively barred immigrants from several failed states. It has always amazed me how many Christian leaders leap forward when it comes to progressive political activity. Last I checked, there is only one HEAD of THE BODY - Jesus Christ. I would rather know and follow HIS Word, and not the human reasoning of religious leaders with questionable motives. Even Jesus obeyed the secular authority of His time, Caesar/Rome, and submitted to its judgment. (Matthew 22:21, Mark 12:17, Luke 20:25, John 19:10-11) Why is it so hard for these 100 religious folks to follow His example?

The earthly powers are ordained by God. They are NOT a terror to good works, but to evil. (Romans 13:1-5) One of the primary purposes of the President and Executive branch is defending the Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic. They do not "bear the sword in vain" in this pursuit. With almost 1400 years of evidence of the violent nature of Islam, immigrants/refugees, especially in large numbers of single, military-aged men from failed states, represent a clear threat to the Liberty of American citizens. It would be foolish to fling open the doors to a group whose primary pastimes are building IEDs and chanting "Death to America!"

So one must ask, why the zeal to attack a policy that is temporary, very pragmatic, evolved from the previous administration's actions, and has proven an important deterrent in the war on Islamic terrorism? Is it not prudent to avoid importing enemy combatants into your own backyard? And if they are not easily identified, do you just throw up your hands and let everyone in? Or perhaps, you keep trying until you devise a better way to screen for militant jihadis?

Why Go Political Now?

1. Where were these leaders when Obama was bombing Libya and Yemen, arming ISIS in Syria, and encouraging violent uprisings throughout the Middle East? Where were these good Christian men and women when ISIS was burning Christians and Yazidis alive, and selling off young girls as sex slaves? Where were the letters of protest against Obama's attempts to force regime change on Egypt? The last administration was instrumental in creating the chaos, and yet these concerned religious folks never gave it a second thought until Trump was elected. Obviously, they cared little for the plight of the people, until they saw their refugee revenue stream threatened.

2. Did any of these so-called evangelical leaders even bother to read the executive order? Trump's ban only targets the countries that are openly hostile towards the US (Iran), or are dumpster fires with little to no functioning government/security (Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Syria). The latter category largely exists thanks to the previous administration arming terrorists, and/or forcing regime change on them. IT IS NOT A MUSLIM BAN. The largest exporter of RoP terrorists to the US since 9/11 (terrorists and/or those convicted on terror related charges), is Pakistan at 62, and they are not on the list. Other exporters of terrorists like Lebanon (28), that mythical land called Palestine (22), Egypt (17), or even Saudi Arabia (9) failed to make the list. Neither did the largest Muslim nation in the world (Indonesia), or the largest Arab nation in the world (Egypt) make the list! The hyperventilating from the extreme left, and the misinformation on what Trump has actually done, proves once again that the traditional media continues to be nothing more than dangerous propaganda.

3. How many of these leaders and their religious organizations profit from taxpayer funds being funneled to their organization to care for refugees. I sure would like to know. Because from what I have found thus far, this is BIG BUSINESS for many religious groups. We're talking over $2 BILLION in funding going into the pockets of large organizations like World Relief, and filtering down to the local level. This is for a reported 200,000 arrivals in the same year. That is a whole lot of money, and likely lots of fraud, waste, and abuse. Its no wonder they are so eager for more refugees, even if that means more violence and/or terrorism.

4. No nation imports more LEGAL immigrants (approximately 1 million annually), than the US. Since 2003, the refugee quantity has been capped between 70-80,000. While George W. Bush was in office, the numbers admitted fell way short of the cap. Since 2008, the numbers have grown dramatically, leading to the Obama administration planning for 250,000 for 2017. That is not a refugee program, that is an invasion.

5. When Obama entered office there were 80,529,000 people NOT participating in the workforce. Eight years later and that number is now 94,708,000! So we have a shrinking workforce, less tax revenue, and these Christian leaders advocate bringing in even more people to be dependent on government? And this is after Obama doubled the national debt to almost $20 TRILLION in just eight years. This is not the time to be flooding the country with unskilled wards of the state.

6. No matter how many immigrants or refugees the United States admits, it will do little to change the world's conditions. In fact, immigration is often detrimental to the exporting country. The folks that immigrate, or who are accepted as refugees, are often the educated, the healthy, and the industrious - the very folks who could make necessary changes to the political or economic situation. Left behind are the poor, uneducated, sick, and elderly, leaving the country far worse than before. It would be far better to take a portion of those funds being laundered through religious groups and help the people "bloom where they are" instead of risking their lives for the unknown. To drag them away from their homes, their families, tribes, clans, culture, language etc., and place them in a foreign land, forcing them to be dependent on handouts, is not compassionate, it is cruel, both to them and those left behind. It seems horribly backwards for Christian organizations, who instead of teaching people to look to God as their source, instead teaches people to be dependent on the state.

7. If you closed your eyes and someone said "refugee" what would you imagine? It is likely you would picture women, maybe some small children, possibly a few elderly folks, and even a wounded soldier or two.

Historically, refugees have been noncombatants fleeing the battle. The men would often stay behind and remain in the fight. So why does virtually every picture of Muslim refugees, include only healthy, military-aged men? Where are the women and children?

These are not refugees in any traditional sense. Although many are economic migrants, there are far too many who bring with them a desire to undermine and destabilize their new home. The experience in many European cities proves this, as things often get ugly when hundreds of Islamic men come together and don't get their way. Crime increases, especially rape and sexual harassment. Protests are frequent and often violent. Areas become no-go zones for citizens for fear of persecution or something far worse. Often government and police refuse to employ force to stop the violence, so its left to fester and grow. Is this the future these evangelical leaders imagine?

8. The forces who champion open borders and mass migration, are the same ones who for over 100 years have been pushing for one world government. This New World Order in no way includes the Creator or King in the ruling hierarchy. It is the same people who have worked diligently to remove God and the Bible from schools, government, and now even society itself. And yet somehow, Islam is allowed in the classroom and embraced by large segments of society. Are these folks the allies these Christian leaders seek? It seems more aligned with the god of this world rather than the king of Kings, Lord of Lords. It often seems like all the unsavory characters of the left - authoritarians, collectivists, progressives, atheists, global elite, and now these hundred religious folks all seem to embrace Islam. Why not stand up for Christianity, the Rule of Law, and Liberty?

9. If the Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. And in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.  And He is the Head of the Body, the church; He is the beginning and the Firstborn from among the dead, so that in EVERYTHING He might have the supremacy. And if even God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross. And if Jesus Himself said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Why aren't these religious leaders teaching this Truth to the refugees? (John 14:6, Colossians 1:15-20)

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. -- 1 Timothy 2:1-6 KJV

10. Paul's letter is especially relevant to this discussion. Note the role of the Believer  - pray for those in authority. Why? So that Believers can live a quiet and peaceful life. Why would this be important? Because it is quite difficult to share the Good News when government has banned Christianity, as in the case of many Muslim majority nations. They often murder apostates and Christian missionaries. Is America ready for hundreds of thousands of folks who reject Liberty, and most every Western value? Is American ready for those who at even the slightest perceived offense would turn to violence?

God's Will is that all be saved. Are these organizations preaching the Word to these immigrants, explaining Liberty and setting them free from the 7th century barbarism they left in their old country? Or will we see balkanized ghettos, teaming with angry jihadis yearning not to be free, but to violently earn their way into their demonic notion of paradise, killing as many folks along the way as they can.

It Is Written.

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. -- Romans 13:1-5 KJV

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. -- 1 Peter 2:11-17 KJV

People who claim to follow Christ, should follow His Word. They should be led by the Spirit, not by how much money they can take from taxpayers to support the globalist agenda.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Dumbest Meme And Movement Of The Month

After about the 5th time this image appeared on my timeline, I had to comment. This is the silliest meme of January 2017, and there have been loads of baddies this month. But first, let me provide some much needed backstory. The new administration is rightly putting an end to taxpayer funded global warming propaganda. President Trump thinks neither the government, or its employees, should be lying to Americans, or presenting themselves as experts on issues that are in no way settled science.

All mentions of global warming and climate change were removed from the White House site. Then the order went down the chain of command to all the public service minions - many of whom would likely be serving Starbucks, if government weren't so big, and very generous with taxpayer money. Since so many people have gotten insanely wealthy on this scam, and others are too far gone to embrace the truth, there are those who think they can "resist" the lawful orders of their boss, and continue agitating on company equipment and time. It started first with some Park Service twits using social media to spread global warming agitprop. This was outright insubordination. So they then decided to go rogue. Even created a group with a logo that looked a little too similar to the Park Service logo, which has since been changed. They call themselves Alt US Nat Park Service. It would be more accurate to call them Ctrl - Us, as all these global warming nut-jobs and collectivists want to do is micromanage the lives of everyone else.

So now that you know the background, its time for the ridiculous meme that got my attention.

Isn't it glorious? Those rogue Park Rangers are regular freedom fighters. I bet they can't wait to see their names engraved on Partisan Rock to immortalize their heroic stand against Liberty and Truth.

Nobody is "coming for the scientists" from this administration . With this past election, Americans said enough with the lies, the falsified data, the ignoring periods when both the temperature and CO2 concentration wildly differed from the present age. That is NOT science. It is propaganda. And taxpayers certainly don't want to pay people to lie to them.

There is a reason the globalists stopped calling it global warming - their catastrophic predictions FAILED, dramatically. Climate change is a meaningless phrase, as the climate ALWAYS changes. Long before the SUV, and long after we are gone, it will continue changing, something any scientist who is not getting paid to produce bogus results would know.

Higher CO2 levels lead to higher crop yields. Yet the global warming believers fail to share that bit of good news. CO2 is NOT a pollutant. It is vital to life on this planet. So why is the government so determined to call it a pollutant and regulate it through higher taxes? That is either diabolical, or ignorance of the HIGHEST order.

Obligatory Music Break - Explaining Photosynthesis To Victims Of Government Education

The Earth's atmosphere is 78 percent nitrogen, 21 percent oxygen and 1 percent other gases, including about 0.04 percent carbon dioxide. CO2 is ONLY 0.04 of the atmosphere! Yet somehow it is so powerful, that even the slightest, and often natural increase, is suppose to catastrophically change the GLOBAL climate.

The largest producers of CO2 are all NATURAL SOURCES -  and CO2 is absorbed by plants who then convert it to Oxygen - do they even teach photosynthesis in schools these days? Shouldn't somebody, like say a Park Ranger, who is tasked with protecting natural resources, understand these basic truths?

Nowhere in their mission is it indicated that they should shill for global warming, or any other collectivist fantasy. On the contrary, their job is to maintain the parks and educate the public. That's it. If they would focus on that job, they might notice that the climate has been rather stable for over two decades. If they want to play the fool on their own time and on their own computers, go for it. However, when employees represent the United States, they have a responsibility to uphold the truth, and refrain from sharing their apocalyptic fiction.

The last post I saw from the group before typing this post was a complaint that the hiring freeze was hurting their ability to do their job. Welcome to the real world, pal. Why not get off social media and work a few extra hours. That's what taxpayers have been doing nonstop for the last 8 freakin' years. The freeze was necessary because the last administration doubled the nation's debt. His job-killing regulations left nearly 95 million people out of the workforce. His attempt to seize control of health care is another fabulous disaster. So guess what, like any business that finds itself on thin ice, the government must tighten its belt. Get used to it, and be thankful taxpayers are willing to bleed a little more to have the NPS.  It seems ridiculous that its even a Federal responsibility - but we'll save that for another day.

Its going to be tough in the short term. But if we stay the course, when the economy truly recovers and people are back to work in the private sector, we might be able to hire a few more needed government employees, maybe even Park Rangers.

When it comes to global warming, it amazes me that so many people are this gullible. They will believe whatever the government spoon feeds them. Its frightening that people like crazy Al Gore, the man who bought a beachfront mansion while predicting that the ocean would rise by 20 FEET, is still taken seriously. Use the brain God gave you. THINK!!! Stop relying on government bureaucrats determined to profit from your ignorance. And don't get your talking points from people hanging out with Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo all day.

I love it!!

DISCLAIMER - I have met many hard working Rangers at National Parks who were excellent at what they do. I have been fortunate to have visited nearly every major battlefield in the US, and been amazed by their wealth of knowledge and the passion they bring to their job. This article is not about those fine folks.  This is directed towards those people who are insubordinate. And if they use their position in government to establish credibility in order to distribute propaganda, they deserve to be called out publicly.

Monday, January 23, 2017

It Can Only Get Better With President Trump

This was the first inauguration I have watched in decades. Not because of any particular animosity towards the previous Presidents. They generally met my expectations. Bush 1 was an establishment candidate who largely abandoned Reagan’s legacy. Clinton was the
womanizing sexual predator I had met in Little Rock on a college trip in 1987, with the added bonus of an extremist wife with an unrestrained lust for power. Bush 2 was a big government Republican. Obama was a red diaper baby, and a community agitator groomed from birth to “fundamentally transform” this country. 

When people gain power who do not believe in the Rule of Law, or think the Constitution is just some helpful, antiquated suggestions, you can be sure their time in office will not go well for the average American. That has been the case for the last several decades, where the only difference between the administrations was the pace that Liberty declined.

Now, there is finally some hope. America elected a Patriot. He may not be a perfect man, no politician is, but he loves the United States - that is a YUGE improvement over recent Presidents. He is not an establishment insider. His picks for his cabinet already demonstrate an understanding that Big Government and crony capitalism never works. Liberty is always the answer. The Rule of Law must apply to everyone, regardless of title, wealth, or power. NOBODY is too big to jail. Wisdom is preferred to ideological foolishness. And most importantly, Godliness exalts a nation, not division and strife.

The last 8 years demonstrates the importance of electing and appointing competent people. Community agitators, academic pinheads, and extremists, are dangerous folks, especially when they seize power. We should expect MORE from a President. But since the bar was set SO LOW by the previous administration, whatever President Trump does, or doesn’t accomplish, will likely be a YUGE upgrade. I am confident we will NEVER see anything like the following from President Trump, or his administration. That alone is worthy of celebration.

The media and historians will do their best to suggest the Obama administration was a success. It is good to remember the catastrophic failures of the last 8 years. This will make it so much easier to appreciate the stark difference between good leadership, and the alternative.

1. An American president apologizing to other countries.

2. An American president bowing before some 3rd world monarch, tin-pot dictator, or to any world leader.

3. An American president presenting incompatible DVDs to the British Prime Minister, insulting our closest international friend, and long time ally, as a formal gift, while receiving in return a near priceless pen holder crafted from the timbers of the 19th century British warship HMS Gannet (whose sister ship, HMS Resolute, provided the wood for the Oval Office's desk).

4. A Secretary of State giving a tchotchke with the word "reset" mistranslated as "overcharge" to Russia, our largest global rival.

5. An American president who publicly insults the newly elected Prime Minister of Israel, the only Democracy in the Middle East and our greatest ally in the region, by refusing a time honored custom of a personal call to congratulate him/her on their victory. It wasn't the first snub or the last. Former President Obama also used taxpayer dollars in an attempt to undermine Israeli elections.

6. A President who would select a UN Ambassador who would dare float a trial balloon that America should invade Israel because of some deluded definition of genocide.

7. An administration with available assets and many options, who would deny multiple requests for help from Americans, including the Ambassador, who were being assaulted by islamic terrorists. And then lie about it ... often.

8. An American president who is a follower, rather than a WORLD LEADER.

11. A President who would increase the debt by $9.3 Trillion in just 8 years, leaving the country with $19.9 Trillion in debt, or $166,000 per taxpayer.

12. An administration that suggests that the solution to global terrorism is more jobs for terrorists.

13. An administration that promotes a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in their sovereign territory, and then fails to block this travesty.

15. An administration that hates America, and seeks to divide it by race, sex, party, sexual preference, and sows strife at every turn. President Obama was uniquely qualified to stamp out the embers of tribalism and racial discord. Had he made this a priority, even with so many other disasters and blunders under his belt, his legacy would have been secured. Instead, he set out almost immediately to create as much hostility as possible, fanning the flames of unrest at every turn. His promotion of violence led to the execution of several police officers in the name of social justice. His rhetoric caused a sharp rise in police deaths, and set back race relations by 50 years in America.

16. A President who insults millions of hardworking entrepreneurs and small business owners by saying, “You didn’t build that!
Divisive remarks like that are based on the false premise that without government, individuals are powerless, mere children that need cradle-to-death micromanagement by bureaucrats in order to survive. No other statement more clearly reveals the difference between collectivists, and people who believe in freedom.

Government creates nothing but liabilities. True economic growth comes from individuals who are willing to invest, work hard, and see their dream come true. More often than not, its the government which is the biggest roadblock in the way of entrepreneurial success. For community agitators, social justice warriors, bureaucrats, and academic pinheads, who have never accomplished anything meaningful in their lives, this is a painful truth. Prosperity only manifests where Liberty flourishes. Big government is NOT Liberty, it is tyranny. 

17. An administration that specifically targets a whole industry for destruction, in one case declaring war on coal, leading to the loss of 50,000 jobs, and many bankruptcies.

18. An administration that creates an $80 Billion dollar slush fund to give taxpayer dollars to their crony capitalist friends’ pet green projects. The vast majority of these “investments” are catastrophic failures, creating even more debt for future taxpayers, and proving that community agitators and academic pinheads have no place in government.

19. An administration that declares CO2, a gas that is vital to life on this planet, is a pollutant and must be regulated.


20. No other remark revealed what was in Obama’s heart better than his 2008 attack on people in
small towns and the Midwest, calling them “bitter” and suggesting that “clinging to guns or religion” was somehow a bad thing. As President, his administration attacked people of faith at every turn, and constantly sought to undermine the 2nd Amendment. At the same time, his administration armed drug cartels, jihadis, and supported extremists all over the world. So apparently, it wasn’t necessarily guns or religion that were the problem. As long as murderers and terrorists were armed, that was OK. However, according to this administration, law abiding Americans must be disarmed. Christians, Yazidis, or Jews could be attacked and even killed, as long as islam was defended and promoted globally.

It is time for America to take its rightful place as LEADER of the FREE World. This cannot be done when Liberty is constantly under assault from within. America cannot lead when the chains of government bondage prevent growth, and diminish the prosperity that always comes with the Blessing of Liberty. The United States CANNOT prosper when RIGHTEOUSNESS is no longer exalted!

Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people. -- Proverbs 14:34 NLT

When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan. -- Proverbs 29:2 NLT

God Blesses the nation who seeks His Face.

“...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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” -- 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV

And as I have done with every President, both the good and the evil, I will follow what the Word demands of all Believers.

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. -- 1 Timothy 2:1-4 NIV 

Let's Make America Great Again!!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Collectivists Are Revolting... But Funny

Much to the collective disappointment of the media and pundits, the election was over almost as soon as the polls closed on the East Coast. They did their best to resist calling states that were obviously Trump wins, and pulled the trigger quite quickly on any state that even appeared a Clinton possibility. It did not matter. Trump still won in decisive fashion, even if the media made sure most of America was already asleep before he got to speak to the nation.

After months of being fed rigged polls, Clinton supporters were rightly shocked. Even worse were the irrational fears brought on by the almost demonic behavior of the media and Clinton towards not only Donald Trump, but anyone who would even consider voting for him. In light of the hysteria, its best to remind everyone that Trump is where he stands today, precisely because Clinton and her allies made sure he was the GOP nominee. They gave him billions in free media, and alternated between attacks and indifference towards any primary threat. They built the monster, but could not destroy it in the end.

Now its time for the weeping and gnashing of teeth. The histrionics and toddler tantrums, a staple of American collectivism, never ceases to amuse. I especially enjoyed this meme.

Look at it in all its glory. A vote for Trump in some way is detrimental to all these folks. The creator of this meme never takes a moment to consider one very important point. Only the left divides people. They thrive on division and strife, never wanting to see people as just simply - AMERICANS.

Against All Enemies Foreign And Domestic: Let's consider one critical national issue carefully. On 9/11, did the Saudi terrorists take a roll call to make sure they were only targeting Christian white males? No. They crashed their planes killing people from every walk of life, every religion, every race, and every division the left could imagine. They weren't even targeting just Americans, as 372 foreign nationals were murdered that day, including a few Muslims.

Since the attack on September 11th, 139 Americans have been killed in 48 separate acts related to Islamic terror or Islam-related honor killing in the United States.  God only knows how many have been prevented by law enforcement, or botched by the terrorists themselves. It was just a few months ago that the son of a Hillary supporter, Omar Mateen, walked into Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, and murdered 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack. It would seem that islamic radicals don't seem to care if you are female, black, LGBT or whatever you imagine yourself to be.

Islam is the enemy we face today both here and abroad. Islamic dominated countries routinely murder gays, infidels, their own wives and children, and even other Muslims who don't believe as they do. Do we really want to import even more of that barbarism here? If you are concerned about the supposed rape culture on campus, check out what unrestricted immigration has done for rape in Sweden and  throughout Europe.

Because I love LIBERTY, I cannot support a candidate who has taken millions of dollars from countries who support terrorism and the spread of Islam. Because I LOVE my friends, I voted for the candidate who sees the risk in importing thousands of potentially dangerous people who would rape or kill you, no matter what group you call home. Compassion for the innocent needs to be balanced by commonsense. One the first responsibilities of POTUS is to defend this nation from enemies both foreign and domestic. If the intelligence community struggles to identify home grown islamic radicals, how are they going to successfully screen thousands of potential enemy combatants posing as refugees?

According to Pew research, Muslims represent about 4 to 8 percent of the population in Western European nations. Violent agitation is a way of life in several countries as they rarely adopt the cultural norms of their new home. Instead, they demand that Sharia law, the 7th century barbarism of the Middle East, be imposed in Europe. There is also a willingness to provide support for violent jihad in their adopted home.

In a survey commissioned by Channel 4 of UK Muslims, 4% sympathize with suicide bombers or see it as a viable form of protest. That's a potential talent pool of 100,000 suicide bombers. And speaking of that LGBT friend, 52% of UK muslims surveyed want to ban homosexuality. What does ban mean? Well, in more than few islamic countries it means death.

ALL AMERICANS matter to me, and voters like me. It is for that very reason we supported the only reasonable alternative to save the Republic from this growing threat.

Regime Change

The establishment in both parties have had multiple chances to get this country headed in the right direction. Since both have proven incapable of substantive and positive change, maybe its time to try something different? If your choices continue to be either hump or death, maybe its time for regime change?

Don't consider Islam a real threat? Take any issue and let's compare the two candidates. 

Does granting citizenship and benefits to illegal aliens help any citizen? No. It means jobs are taken, wages go down, and taxes go up to pay for all the free benefits handed out to these new citizens. Plus, the added bonus of school and prison overcrowding, higher insurance premiums, more crime and on and on. How does that help your friends? Uncontrolled immigration helps nobody.

How does higher energy prices help any of these disappointed groups? Last I checked, we all endure the same misery at the pump and on our energy bills.

Raising taxes has never stimulated an economy or created jobs. With roughly half the population already idle, how does putting even more people out of work through bigger government and unrestricted immigration help anyone?

Abortion murders minorities and females at disproportionate rates. How does making it even easier to kill a child even up until birth help anyone from these groups? 

Obama and Clinton have created the refugee crisis by attacking and encouraging rebellion throughout the Middle East. In the process, they helped arm what would become ISIS. So, much of the problems facing this planet can be traced to their foreign policy blunders. And yet the left thinks she is the solution?

Maybe its time my LGBT+, Female, Black, Latino/a, Muslim friends stop with their tribal, or collectivist outlook, and start looking out for the only nation on the planet that offers them any hope of individual Liberty. Collective rights deprive the individual of their Liberty. The moment you divide the nation by color, class, religion, or sexual appetite, you have introduced division that leads to conflict - something Marxists encourage. The rights of the individual will always be trampled by the group. However, Liberty is colorblind and benefits everyone equally, especially the individual who does not fall for groupthink, collectivism, or the tribalism found in the rest of the world. In the United States, you can truly be free. Let's keep it that way.

And there was only one candidate who spoke in support of Liberty. And it sure wasn't the career politician on the ballot.

Final Thoughts

All over America, special snowflakes and social justice warriors are hurting. Classes are being cancelled, and people are gathering to discuss their feelings about this election. In fact, at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota, Katrice Albert, the Vice President for Equity and Diversity, thought it necessary to send out a letter to comfort her little minions.

While there is no expiration date for the raw emotion many are feeling, we will continue to work diligently toward a campus climate that supports respect and inclusive excellence as we work across our differences. I say “we” because none of this work happens in isolation; it requires time and effort from all of us. As famed poet June Jordan said, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” We can only transform and enrich our institution by learning from one another, working in partnership, and continuing to find ways to positively contribute to our campus community.


We know we live in difficult times — not just here, but across our country and world. We want the University of Minnesota to be an environment where bridges are built to respectfully connect our many communities. That begins with each of us and all of us. Please join us in this critical effort.

When I imagine hard times, I think of what my parents endured. Both were raised on farms during the depression. They got up before sunrise, milked cows, plowed the fields, walked to school, and repeated those same chores when they came home. If you did not work, you did not eat. Then both, while not any older than these distraught muffins, served their country during a World War.

My father fought his way through North Africa, up the Italian peninsula and into Southern France, and then finally into Germany. He was one of 5 boys who would serve their country from the same farm family. Add in two more uncles from my Mother's side of the family, and that made 7.

My Mother, who had attempted to start college, instead postponed those plans. She went to work at Tinker Air Force Base doing what she could for the war effort working on B-29 bombers.

Thousands of folks have done the same in times of national emergency, both before and after World War 2.

This country has been very Blessed. We have enjoyed far more peace than war, far more prosperity than poverty. And we have not seen a foreign enemy on our shores since Japan briefly occupied the Aleutians.

There is absolutely nothing about this time, this nation, or this election that constitutes "difficult times". The mollycoddling of this generation will make sure they will be absolutely unprepared when faced with actual difficult times. The very fact that there are universities out there who have Vice Presidents for Equity and Diversity babysitting children instead of preparing adults for the real world, demonstrates how far we have fallen.

President Trump is exactly what this country needs. Along with a swift kick in the butt for all these special snowflakes.

I guess there is a Pauline Fleming at every school.

America needs a little more George Patton, and far less Pauline Fleming.