First things first: raise your hand if you REALLY think Slo Mo Joe is actually running the country. YOU! In the back! You are excused.
Second thing: Who amongst us really believe TPTB had no clue this would happen? Excused.(Note: Lara Logan speaks quite succinctly and authoritatively on this. My jaw dropped when she essentially confirmed my own assessment because while I was shooting from the hip – she’s displayed some very detailed knowledge on the topic.)
Pair these two ideas together and what are we left with? Joe’s time is shorter than we know. I expected them to try to hang on to this ruse until they could assure cameltoe 10 years – one day in office. Something’s happened to move the schedule up.
One comment I heard last night chilled me to the bone. The exact phrasing escapes me but he as he listed the devastation Joe has already wreaked on the nation, it dawned on me how this Afghanistan debacle could literally tear our nation and the sitting government apart. To what end? To the end of installing a new government unbridled by a constitution.
I understand this seems farfetched, bluntly put, I hope I am absolutely wrong on this. However, I feel strongly enough about it to bring it up as a warning. What could we possibly do should things go this way? Not much really, especially those who have spent years preparing for when TSHTF.
Everything that has happened since the pResident’s coronation suggests an intent to destroy our nation, from the opening of our Southern border to a flood of illegal aliens, to the unprecedented out-of-control spending, to the piece by piece dismantling of our constitutional republic, the clear goal of TPTB is to bring our nation to its knees and lop off the head.
This post is in response to a comment on a blog. Essentially he said, among other things, “Boomers are always going, “muh Constitution, muh Constitution”. But that old doc has been abrogated piecemeal to where it hardly matters”. My response follows:
Those like yourself are part of the problem – boomers or otherwise. You are ignorant of our constitution and of our republic. Per your reference to “boomers”, I ascertain you belong to a subsequent generation. Therefore I do not have the background to grasp the scope of your ignorance. Thus I will relate the ignorance of my boomer generation.
Before I get into what we were not taught, we were taught American history among other things. I say this because I have a daughter, in high school, who cannot even say what Pearl Harbor or D-Day was, much less their significance. We were taught we live in a free country, a democracy based on a two-party system. We were taught that, as responsible citizens, it is our duty to vote.
What we (I personally, but I’ve seen evidence of this being wide-spread) were NOT taught: the difference between a constitutional republic and a democracy, our freedoms are immutable, our responsibility and duty as citizens are far more extensive than mere voting – we are to hold our representatives (not our “leaders”) responsible for everything they do in office, every dime they spend, the so-called “two-party system” is a scam devised to allow the controllers to seize the machinery of the representative process. Along with volumes more.
You are almost exactly correct when you say this has slipped away. Almost I say because the law of the land has not really “slipped” away, it was usurped. Here’s how:
Our public school system has indoctrinated citizens for 100 years, give or take. Search for John Dewey + Karl Marx. The income tax and the Federal Reserve enslaves us financially. FDR instituted (in more ways than one) Social Security – one of the most ingrained socialist programs ever to be initiated. All of this and more occurred while we and our parents and grandparents and their parents and grandparents stood idly by. With programs and institutions such as the above, our rights and freedoms have shrunk as these have expanded.
My generation looks back on a much more stable nation, yet we grew up in the 60’s where protests, bombings and riots were part of the landscape. Even so, those times are nothing like we see today. One can literally say things have gotten progressively worse.
Is there a solution? Certainly. However with every day that passes, I become more and more skeptical of such a solution taking hold. It would take WE the People – the citizens of this nation – to stand up and demand a return to a limited government, a constitutional republic. It would not happen overnight. Even a flesh wound takes time to heal, our nation requires several major surgeries. As a Christian, I no longer see this happening without divine intervention from God Almighty.
Strangely enough, the article Ken linked to was written by Richard Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government. I never heard of him before today, but I suspect we have a similar perspective. I detect more than a little cynicism in your rant. I cannot blame you. My own cynicism has morphed into something more like reluctant acceptance. I have not given up. I will never give up, even if our constitution is formally declared null and void. Why? Because, ultimately my rights stem, not from the document founding our republic, but from God Almighty. They are indeed immutable and I will defend them to my last breath.
This has been the question on my mind in my daily prayers… more or less. Meaning, I cannot say I’ve raised this question every day. That said, I’ve long held our nation is at a crossroads. Yeah, I know it’s not a stretch. I never claimed to be a prophet, only an observer who sometimes extrapolates what I see. This crossroads, as I see it branches three ways. One is utter destruction as our nation collapses within itself. This is what the controllers are vying for. Another is an internal war. Again, the controllers would be fine with this as they see the end result would be the same… or nearly so. Finally there is restoration. This would be an act of God Almighty. My ideal would see our nation not only restored to a constitutional republic but to the republic as it was always meant to be. Thus WE the PEOPLE would step up and do our part as proper citizens, holding those we elect to represent us accountable. Bluntly put, I doubt if I would ever see my ideal come to fruition, however I’d settle for almost anything moving in this general direction.
Now my prayer is always for restoration, of course. Sue me. I believe in miracles and in the power of Almighty God. This morning I actually received an answer. As usual it was not the answer I might expect. What was the answer? It doesn’t matter. Yes. You are reading correctly. Strangely enough, I was not disturbed by this. On the contrary, I was at total peace. Why?
With the revelation I had, and I can only call it a revelation, I understood how I can best serve my Heavenly Father and my Lord Jesus the Messiah. What is that? Do good. Speak the truth. In other words, steady as she goes. No matter how the storm rages around me, I am to simply trust. More on this in a bit. Here is where things get, um, well you be the judge…
Granted I wrote the sentence above as thunder booms out my window. It’s the first rain we’ve had in quite a while. We can all write that off as my mind incorporating the surrounding environment as I write – right? Before I started this essay, I made my morning rounds to a couple of news and blog sites I frequent. This morning I was greeted with a warning about trouble stirring ahead in the form of major lockdowns to the extent of one needing “papers” to travel even within the state. Yeah, yeah, I know. Yet another warning about the coming evil. Along the same lines, we are being inundated with illegal aliens swarming across our southern border, the Delta variant is infecting both inoculated and those who are not. Yesterday, an article warned to get ready for the National Guard to start going door to door, jabs in hand or some such. A report from Florida says they’re experience the highest Covid deaths ever, though word has it the delta strain is less deadly than its predecessor. In other words, the future of this nation has not looked so bleak in my lifetime.
It is easier than ever to give in to the gloom surrounding us. The controllers are not letting up. Indeed they are doubling down. Without divine intervention they will succeed! I am certain of it. Certain but not concerned. Why? My trust is in God Almighty. Consider this passage from scripture:
Mark 14:32 And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.
33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;
34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.
35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?
38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
39 And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.
40 And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.
41 And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
42 Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.
Jesus knew what was coming. He knew the scriptures so he understood he would be beaten so badly as to be unrecognizable. He knew he would be crucified. He knew his side would be pierced. In other words he knew he was in for a world of hurt. He also knew he didn’t have to go through all that! That’s right. He suffered all of this by choice. Even standing before Pilate (and I expect it took everything he had just to stand at that point.), he stood firm, with full knowledge the worst was yet to come! Yet for all of this his heart was “not what I will, but what thou wilt”.
Now if my Lord Jesus could endure all of that… if he could trust his Heavenly Father to deliver him… why can’t I? I am reasonably certain I will not have to go through anything like Jesus did.
Luke 12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
My prayer for my nation remains for the restoration of this nation but my stance is the same as that of my Lord Jesus as he faced certain death: “not what I will, but what thou wilt”.
1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
For decades I prayed to understand God’s Will for my life. I sought His Will in many other ways also. I prayed for wisdom and guidance for many different situations and a variety of circumstances. It took me a very long time to understand the true freedom I’d been granted by God Almighty. His Will for me has always been the same. No matter what I do or where I go, I am to:
Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Anything I do in accordance with the above is blessed by God Almighty. Anything. During my time on earth I have done many things that I’ve regretted. No, they were not all bad things, just, well, not optimal. Some of these I did actually believing they were what God wanted me to do. Were they? Possibly. Possibly not. IF I had set my sights on God rather than struggling to do whatever I thought He wanted me to do, I believe things may have turned out more favorably. I cannot say. What I am saying is seeking God’s Will is much simpler than most of us suspect. Are we putting God first in our lives? Is what we are looking to do in line with “love thy neighbor as thyself”?
Many of the decisions I made in the past, prayerfully or not, were made based on circumstances – a job offer or things happening in my current employment – some event or opportunity available to me. Many times these decisions were made under stress. Had my focus, my trust been upon my Heavenly Father, my decisions would have been far easier. This is not to say the outcome would always be without issue or as one might expect. Consider the plight of Joseph, for one.
The bottom line is, whether or not our nation is restored, as Christians, we need to keep our sights on God Almighty. This in no way guarantees a smooth ride to the end. As a matter of fact, we can expect turbulence and tribulation. The good news is we’ve all been able to peak at the ultimate outcome. Spoiler alert! God wins.