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Monday, December 30, 2013

Those In Need

I am a Christian and I believe that it is not the government's responsibility, nor duty, nor place to intervene in our lives. The government, in this country, was designed to aid the people in their pursuit of happiness, not to provide happiness. That task was left to the free people through the fruits of their labor and use those funds in a way that most pleases them. That some government is necessary to provide the security under which capitalism can thrive, is a concession of evil amongst the blessings.

With that in mind it is ours to do for those less fortunate. Ours, not just as Christians, but sometimes as the III who will dedicate their lives to liberty. With liberty comes responsibility, duty. Sometimes that is duty is to defend and protect those we love. Sometimes that duty is to help provide for those who need help.

As Christians, there is no other purpose for our blessings from God other than to try and do those things that God would have us do for each other. I am not talking about giving money to people who will only use that money to enable their destructive lifestyles. I am talking about coming to the aid of a family in dire need. I am not here to tell you to do anything, or to ask for your help. As a Christian and a III, I believe that when tragedy strikes it is our choice, but also our duty to do what we see fit for those in need.

Visit this site and decide for yourself. I choose to help.

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Anti-American is the New American

The Anti-American is the new American. Think of it. The only people who get press in this nation are those tearing it down, proposing things that are way beyond our system of government. From the president on down one must be Anti-American if they expect to be accepted in American popular culture.

I know that the intent is to change the system by way of making all things typically American become out-dated, or, in some cases, evil. Being white: bad; being of color; good. There was a time when Martin Luther King, Jr. sought only to be judged as whites were judged and I understood that and supported it then and continue to support it today. America is about individuals with the same opportunities as all other individuals. This is what I believed in as an American. I was proud of the melting pot: how we, as a nation, were able to embrace anyone with a great idea, or a good work ethic and let them earn the spoils without prejudice or slight of hand.

But something happened in the liberal mindset that sought the destruction of America by means of destroying Americans: individuals themselves. This happened not long ago with Phil Robertson, who seems to be one of those Americans who comes out on top, no matter what he does. A scholarship quarterback who chose duck hunting over the NFL. How often does that happen? How often does it happen that that individual becomes better known that almost any football player in America?

The point is simply this: somehow we allowed the insane to rule the asylum. Until very recently, anyone who said anything out of color about the tiniest minority group wound up apologizing to America on national television and feigning contriteness as best they could. No matter what anyone thinks of Duck Dynasty or Phil Robertson, it is a win for America that they were not able to destroy him for his beliefs.

This is the hypocrisy of the left, it is diversity as they say diversity is and if one is not on-board with that narrow definition of diversity they are destroyed by the media through association via whomever it is that gives them money, i.e., producers, employers or the public at large, because to associate with them is to endorse their views. But, they would not have that turned around; they would not like for me to refuse to associate with them based on their views, or habits, or lifestyles. No, that would be judgmental, narrow-minded and wrong.

Phil Robertson epitomizes us all: rural Americans, God-fearing Americans, typical Americans, somewhat uneducated, somewhat backward, like all of us and I mean every single one no matter how sophisticated on might believe themself to be.

That is the part the liberals can't stand. They believe themselves above everyone else: they want to make laws for us dimwits; they want to pressure us into sophistication; they want to change us into something we are not, something that will accept their depravity and cowardice. Most of all they don't want to go abroad and be compared to men like Phil Robertson. Until they get rid of him and anyone like him they will not be satisfied. The trouble is their narrow-minded, backward view of America is given to them from outsiders and makes them feel like hicks and fools. Because they feel that way and deep down they know it is true they must destroy truth.

This is the liberal mind at work: if the truth is undesirable, change the definition of truth; if the Constitution is an obstacle, change the definition of words until it means the opposite. On and on it goes, but until we, Americans, decide to stand up for our beliefs, we are nothing more than bystanders to our own destruction. We must have the courage to say we are Christians and will not be shamed out of our beliefs or made to be contrite over them. I believe in the word of God. Deal with it.

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Miracle of America

I know there are Christians who believe they are without sin. There are hypocrites. There are evangelists who take advantage of the gullible. I know these people exist and exhibit their Christianity as some form of personal advantage. That is not the Christianity of Christ. That is the same as government officials who claim to represent America. It is a fraud.

Christianity appeals to me, because I am flawed; because I need work. Christians, for the most part, are the humble; the sinners who seek to be better; to draw strength from their faith to overcome their human weaknesses. I know that without Christ, I am a much worse person. I work every day to keep that other T.L. in check and a belief in God and Christ help me to do that. When my inner anger and hostility seek vent, I ask if that is really the sort of reaction I want God to see.

So, having said that, the link between our founders and the Christian faith cannot be denied. I believe that it was with Christian humility that they formed a government that did not place one single man at the head of government. Yes, they were drafting a charter to distance themselves from a monarch, but also, humility must have played a part. Somewhere, our greatest minds did not seek to rule over us themselves. Out of a million different forms of government, they chose one which shared the power across a spectrum to give every soul a voice.

To watch Obama act as a dictator, with our friendly media to back his every play and to divert the attention of the people away from his open abuse of power is an indication how far we have come, not just from the founders, but from Christianity itself. Were we a more vocally Christian nation, would we tolerate the actions of a president who has not once stood to protect Christians in Egypt?

Since the overthrow of Mubarak in Egypt Christians have been openly murdered, their churches destroyed without a word from our supposed Christian president. I say "supposedly" because his bona-fides have not been documented. Visiting the church of Jeremiah Wright is not exactly proof of Christian values.

The juxtaposition of all of this is that through our wealth as a nation, due to a republican form of government and the capitalist system,  America has helped untold millions of people in dire need. One cannot visit Africa without encountering some missionary endeavors. The creation of wealth must benefit all. Anyone who has ever had a great deal of money knows that there is no way to keep that money from benefiting the poor. There just isn't. Even if the richest individual does not offer a penny to charity, those they employ do. In a Christian nation this is true, because it is the Christian ethic to do so.

The miracle of America itself is the joining of a republican form of government with a capitalist economic system. This produces a free people with the capital to endow the greatest number of Christians with the ability to act on their charitable instincts.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Media Assassination: Duck Dynasty

I confess I did not read the GQ article that started the Duck Dynasty controversy. I don't know if Phil Robertson linked his views on homosexuality with his faith. I don't know and I don't care. I have watched Duck Dynasty and here is my take on the Robertson clan: They don't care about the show near as much as A&E does.

Not too long ago there was a story about A&E wanting to keep the prayers in the show general and not to mention Jesus. To this, Phil Robertson said no Jesus, no show. I think the GQ interview was a hit piece. It was set up by A&E. I think they wanted to get rid of Phil and thought they might be able to deal with the children if he were out of the picture. So, they set up this interview and they were shocked, shocked that he might say something that would give them the moral high ground for suspending him.

The purpose, if you understand how this works, was not only to get rid of Phil and keep their massively popular show on a more secular footing, but also to warn all Christians not express their faith in public. What the government cannot comfortably do, the media is more than willing to tackle. They are on the same side, after all.

As a Christian, I stand solidly behind Phil Robertson; not the reality TV star, but the man. I have watched enough of the show to know that he speaks his mind. He is accustomed to being rigid where others are squishy. He is accustomed to being out of step with modern society, because he tells the truth as he knows it and modern society doesn't want anything to do with the truth. We have elected a president who lies almost with every breath and we just shrug it off. We are told that trillions can be borrowed and spent and no one will ever pay the price. We look at a dollar bill and believe that it still has some value, somehow. Modern society hates the truth, it just isn't nice.

There are a lot bigger issues in the world than Duck Dynasty and who is and who is not on the show. The show itself is really irrelevant, but as a peak into the lives of people I commonly associate with I enjoy the down-home sense of it all. I enjoy the prayers, but I would be lying if I didn't admit that I have watched the show wondering how long it would be before they came after the Robertsons for their gall, their open slap in the face to the Marxists by professing their faith. As they and everyone else should know by now Government is God and will not tolerate competition. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Free Exercise Thereof

We are in a post-republic America. There is no rule of law, there is only a rule of judges. Legislation is equal to a dictate from the king. That we elect the barons and the lords to rule over us does not lessen tyranny, but it makes us feel better; it gives us faith in the "system" and that is all the government really needs.

Through several supreme court decisions, largely where they have ruled on Obamacare, the message as been sent: Whatever the government chooses to do is within its power. Think of that, what is a king, but someone allowed to do whatever they choose and the fact that they choose to do it makes it within their power.

No, we are not quite a monarchy, because the king is changed by the will of the people. But, we are much closer to a democracy, where whatever the government can persuade the people to support, through bribery, coercion or charisma, becomes law.

A republic is a government set up by law, where the law is greater than anyone who might violate it. There can be no one who violates the law and chooses to change the law rather than to suffer its consequences. There are means of dealing with such people, it is written int the Constitution and prescribes even how a president might be removed.

Our lost republic had recognized certain rights as being endowed by the creator, inviolable, irrevocable. Of these certain, inalienable rights is the right to religion, but that right is often misread and almost always misinterpreted. It states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The second clause is the important one:  Or prohibiting the free exercise there of. The congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. Does that sound even remotely accurate to what we enjoy?

There is a deep necessity of those on the left to abolish Christianity. Now, I would say religion, but that is not true. They are accommodating of almost any religion, even phony religions, but not Christianity. To them, Christianity must be banished from the public eye. All references to Christianity must be striken from the record, banned from the schools, ripped from the monuments.

Why? (I ask this as a rhetorical device, please don't send an e-mail explaining it to me)

Is it that they (Marxists in general and their stooges) intend to obliterate, defame and denigrate our founders to make change that much easier? They have already done what they can to link them with slavery, with racism, with every evil under the sun. They speak of them as if they were doddering old, racist fools who clung to religion and guns just like our friends in Pennsylvania. "Old White Men". Why do they need to pretend that Lincoln, their hero, was not a Christian? He was not of a particular religion, but he was extraordinarily well versed with the Bible and could quote from it verbatum.

The whole reasoning behind the Revolution is undermined if God is taken out of government, because it is religion that founded this nation, gave it spirit, emboldened its revolutionaries and sustained them in the darkest days. Think of George Washington dropping to his knees and praying for his troops, for the survival of the new republic.

Any fight for liberty includes the right to practice religion, of any kind, freely, openly, without fear of reprisal by the government. In today's society George Washington would have been reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and replaced by a more sensitive, diverse general, who would have promptly lost the war and everything could return to normal with the king.

It is that mentality that runs our government. It is that mentality that rules the GOP. They want things to go back to normal: when they didn't get phone calls all the time by the Tea Party or the 2A supporters. When they could just do some dinners, raise some money and play chess with their liberal buddies on the other side of the aisle.

Piece by piece they have come after every right that protects the people from government and have honored every law that protects government from the people. The laws against privacy and guns are passed by legislators. The laws against religion are passed by judges. Maybe it's time some phones at the Supreme Court began to ring.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Dark, Hulking Figure of Government

My experience with the IRS came at the height of what we now know was a period of intimidation and discrimination against conservative groups. At the time I was involved in organizing a political event in Washington, D.C. Perhaps I was naive enough to think I had to do something wrong to be targeted by the IRS.

I knew that Guardians of Liberty would shake some people up, that we would get the attention of liberal groups, labor unions, etc. I expected that and prepared for it. When the local Guido from the IRS entered my place of business, I didn't give him much thought. He demanded my records, which I explained were with my CPA. That is why I had a CPA; to get it right. The CPA did the payroll taxes and sent a package to me to sign and put in the mail with a check. I had done nothing wrong and felt no guilt or shame, it would all get worked out. No matter what he thought I had done, I knew I had not.

That began a year-long period of harassment, demanding records after records until they found a mistake I had made, an honest mistake. I still feel no guilt over that mistake, but it was that day that I go back to time after time when I think of our government.

He stood in my outer office, hovering in a dark overcoat. He demanded my records as if I were supposed to nervously fumble through my filing cabinet to comply as soon as possible. I was supposed to get nervous; that was the reaction he needed to send the message he was sent to deliver. I was supposed to re-think my latest actions and put two and two together.

That is the face of our government: hulking figures in dark overcoats; masked men with guns and tanks; men weilding tazers at the slightest provocation; SWAT teams acting on liberal tipsters. This is what they want us to see. They record our conversations, they sift through our e-mails looking for terrorist links, but "terrorists" today are defined so as to encompass a large percentage of the population, i.e. conservatives. A church-going conservative with a gun might as well be the leader of an Al-Qaeda cell.

This what our silence has purchased.

Tyranny cannot be voted out of office. The problem is systemic, not incidental. There is no single candidate who will turn this around. There is no party that will stop the systematic corruption that has grown on the fertile ground of Washington D.C. We cannot just pull the weeds around our precious republic, the weeds have grown to choke out the crops.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Post-Republic Republicans

There is the idea among conservatives that if we elect enough Republicans, we can straighten out the political mess the Democrats have made of this nation. That somehow Republicans will come to power and erase Obamacare, nix the NSA, take Homeland Security in hand, reduce taxes and balance the budget. This idea comes from their campaign literature. This is what they run on time and time again: restraining government, reducing taxes, market oriented solutions to our problems. This is what conservatives vote for over and over, but just like the ethnic and racial minorities on the Democratic side of the equation, the problems never get fixed.

Black unemployment is higher than it has been over the recent past. Poverty, if based on the number of unemployed (actual unemployment, not the phony numbers put out by the Labor Department); those on food stamps; those on welfare; those on subsidized housing, is at an all-time high. Giving out disability status to all who ask is just another form of voter block purchasing. Buying the vote with federal dollars continues with some idea that our economic situation can be fixed by transforming America into a socialist, or even communist nation. All it will take is time to get enough people on the federal dole to provide a permanent voting block required to take the next steps toward communism. The last election proved that this has already been accomplished.

Ethnic and racial minorities, however, will never see the fulfillment of the promise made to them by Democratic leaders. They will not get a piece of the pie, because the government is steadily consuming the pie before showing the crust to anyone else.

Unfortunately, conservatives are drinking the same Kool-Aid as every other voting block. The problem is government, not who runs it.

If there is to be a political solution (I contend there is not) it will have to come from conservatives breaking away from the GOP. This will be a painful step, because there is nowhere else to go with one's votes that will elect the people required to fix some of these problems. It will throw every election into the hands of the Democrats as the Republican vote will be split.

The question then becomes: So, what?

The Republicans have been out-maneuvered by the media. They came too late to the table as with everything the Republicans have done over the past few decades, i.e. social media. They are out-of-step and backward. They were handed an earth-shattering political advantage by the Tea Party and turned against it. They don't want to win, they don't even want to fight. Further evidence of that was the budget deal crafted by Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin. With that budget deal they abandoned the field. Anyone with half a brain or the slightest of memories knows that no "future cuts in spending" will ever happen. That tack had already been made by the sequester. We all saw how that turned out.

No, the Republicans have already showed their hand. There is no reason to vote for them again, not to avoid a second Clinton Presidency, not to avoid a third Obama term. Not to get "friendly" judges, because the "friendly" judges turn out to be like Kennedy and John Roberts. The absolute worst fears American conservatives have had for their freedoms have been realized through the Patriot Act and the Department of Homeland Security put in place by a Republican president with a Republican House and Senate.

When it comes to economic issues Republicans have opted for things like TARP over letting the market take its toll and adjust. There is no political backbone on the Republican side for anything that will protect conservatives from the evils of oppression. They are scared and they act out of a fear for their party, not the nation.

There is no political failure so complete as that which fails to protect the nation from a fundamental, systematic alteration. This is not a question of whether the nation should embrace a few socialist tactics to arrive at a better republic, it is a question of existence as a republic. The Republicans have failed to fight for that existence and have been complicit in the destruction of the republic in order to remain viable as a party. What good is a secondary political party in a one-party system?

By abandoning the republic, they have abandoned our rights. By their silence when all manner of illegal and unconstitutional acts have been committed they have destroyed the very meaning of the Constitution to which they have all sworn fidelity.

It is time to look elsewhere. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

God's Mercenaries

As the first post on this new blog I thought it appropriate to explain a little about its purpose and point of view.

I have been deeply involved in one way or another in the fight for liberty the past decade and generally involved in the struggle since the late 1980's. I wrote a booklet called the Constitutionalist and while that helped some to understand the fight, it did not do enough. I have organized events in Washington DC, to no avail. I have written extensively about the legal case for the Constitution and against the tyrants in government and the tyranny has only picked up momentum.

All the while I have known deep down that it went further than some document scratched out by the founders in the heat of a Philadelphia summer.

Whether one believes in God, or not; believes in Jesus Christ, or not, America was created by those who did; who fled England in a quest for religious freedom. Yes, those arriving in Virginia a few decades before the Pilgrims sought commerce, but liberty and Christianity were entwined even with that endeavor.

We are a complicated nation, infused with the desire for liberty and wealth, relying on the grace of God to achieve it and to give us strength during the pursuit. Whether we acknowledge it or not; ask for it, or not, it is there.

Rightfully, we are all God's Mercenaries, sent into the world to tame all lands, to conquer His enemies, to defeat the tyrants of the world and to secure it for the meek. In any system, other than a capitalist republic, the meek are ground into meal for the pleasure of the tyrant. They are slaves and servants to the ruling class. Only in a capitalist republic are the meek allowed to rise to the top tier of society by means of hard work and innovation. Capitalism provides the means and God provides the path.

It has become clear to me over the past several months that resistance without the support of God is futile. The fight for religious freedom is as important as the fight for individual freedom. The true fight is against the tyrants and the misery that accompanies them.

America must reclaim its liberty to do the work of the Lord.

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