Mitch McConnell on His Way Out?

This from The Gateway Pundit:

RUMBLINGS: Senate Republicans Preparing for Mitch McConnell to Retire  Following Fall at Former Trump Hotel

It gets deeper “multiple sources confirm that Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, John Cornyn of Texas and John Thune of South Dakota are actively reaching out to fellow Republican senators in efforts to prepare for an anticipated leadership vote

Now consider these sterling choices presented to take McConnell’s place. What do they all have in common? They are all card-carrying RINOs. This is not to say who might actually replaced Beloved Leader should we be forced to take the reins of the Senate Minority from his cold dead hands, but each stands a far better chance of seizing that brass ring than any of those Senators who more closely serve the People, i.e. constutionalists.

This alone should be evidence enough for the need to abolish political parties from our ranks. We don’t need no stinking parties. We need solid citizens tapped to serve for a limited time before returning to private life. The day of the professoinal politican should be over. Of course this is unlikely to happen. However there is yet another scenario equally as farfetched: that scenario where all will continue as it always has.

In the first place, the status quo is not at all what it was 20 years ago. In fact it has changed from year to year. Things keep getting worse. The debt ceiling gets higher, the more money we spend. Liberty shrinks with every passing Congress. The globalists gain ground every day. The only real viable outcome on the road we’ve taken is the complete crumbling of our nation. Indeed it is happening before our eyes.

Would a Rand Paul or a Ted Cruz at the helm save us? No, but it would be a start. Unless we change course to a godly heading, there is no hope in sight.

May our Heavenly Father Bless you and keep you in the matchless name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

FIB’ers Infiltrating Christian Churches – Yawn.

This was a big headline on The Gateway Pundit:

“They’ve Already Infiltrated the Church and Wanted to Go Even Futher. I Wonder If This Is Just the Beginning” – FBN Host Sean Duffy Admits to Attending Latin Mass, Slams Chris Wray for His Criminal Assault on Christians

I’m sorry but so what? PLEASE don’t tell me you are really surprised by this Sean? Sorry, but WAY back when I was just a young man, I went to this annual camping event sponsored by a Christian ministry. It was attended by thousands of believers. I remember the head of the ministry, standing on state, berating the feds for snooping. He said something like “I know the FBI is here looking for guns and stuff. You won’t find any.” I don’t know what else he said but it wasn’t much. Of course we were shocked – this was over 40 years ago. I doubt if it was anything out of the ordinary even then for feds. Hoover, among others, sported a long history of trashing our Constitution.

So, no, I’m not shocked nor am I surprised. The fact is most Christian services are open to the public so there’s no need to sneak in. Expect to be welcomed in. No doubt someone might even take you aside and tell you about our “secret” plans to take over the world. We even have a name for it. We call it evangelism. We want to win the world to Christ one person at a time.

On the darker side of this picture is FIB director Chris Wray’s memo to agents warning of “dangerous ‘radical traditionalist Catholic ideology’”. Now look, I don’t agree with a significant amount of “Catholic ideology”. I just don’t. Depending on how you look at it, it may even be “dangerous”, but what is that “danger” anyway? Well… some of it could turn someone off from wanting to accept Christ. (I hear Catholics view communion as literally eating Christ’s body and drinking his blood – if this is true I find it a bit creepy myself, if not downright pagan.) Fact is, some of the most vehement anti-Christians I’ve met were raised Catholic. Then again, I’ve met plenty of others who have turned away from the Christian faith from other demoninations, a good number of them were the children of preachers.

Obviously there are other places to look for the real dangers to society rather than Christian churches and I’m not referring to school board meetings either. In fact, considering what I’ve gathered from January 6, et al, the FIBs are a greater danger to our nation than just about any other organization, at least those organizations they are “investigating”. The question is are they really investigating or are they recruiting? Either option is not likely to bear much fruit.

As Christians, we’ve got much bigger fish to fry and not just on Fridays. We need to hold fast to God’s matchless word and hold it forth. We need to bring “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5 WEB)

We need to turn to God, confess and repent our sins, and ask Him to restore our nation. We really don’t have time to wring our hands wondering what the government is doing. Instead, let us pray that the time they spend among us bears good fruit and brings them to Christ.

May our Heavenly Father bless you and keep you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Dershowitz Says Trump Will Be Convicted

For the most part, I’ve always admired Alan Dershowitz – a world-renowned defense attorney who seems to be one of the more forthright of his species. For the life of me, I simply cannot understand why he leans of far left. Other than that, the man has an incredible legal mind. I saw this headline on The Gateway Pundit this morning:

Alan Dershowitz Says Trump “Probably Will be Convicted” – But Verdict will be Overturned on Appeal

I always say “Great minds think alike, but greater minds think like mine!”. Yes, I am joking. That said, I don’t have to see the video to follow his reasoning. Trump will be tried in enemy territory. As far as I’m concerned he’d get a fairer shake in Beijing.

Sure there was some speculation the Grand Jury the indicted him waffled a bit. At this point I wonder if that was wishful thinking. Of course it is possible that not everyone in Manhattan has it in for the former president, but, much like DC Biden’s grip on Manhattan was fairly strong – he got 84% of the vote. While it was not quite the overwhelming 92% in DC but solid still. While it is possible at least some of those voters have since been disillusioned, I doubt if they’ve lost their bloodlust for Trump.

For no particular reason, my mind was flooded with thoughts of Trump in prison. How would that work? Would he still get Secret Service protection or would he be at the mercy of the guards and other prisoners? Other illustrious prisoners have survived, even thrived in prison. Charles Colson and G. Gordon Liddy of Watergate fame come to mind. I read of Colson’s account and only heard of Liddy’s but my understanding is they fared well. By some accounts, Liddy ended up all but owning his prison.

What about Trump? Today’s environment is far different then it was 50 years ago. I’m only guessing but it seems today’s prisons will reflect society as a whole and thus be more polarized than ever before. To that end, there will be some in the population who would just as soon kill Donald Trump as look at him. Would he be exposed to such prisoners? One would like to think this could not happen but before January 6, I never thought citizens could be subject to the horrors revealed inside the DC Gulag. From what I’ve read, the political prisoners there have reason to fear the guards at least as much as other prisoners.

So, yeah, I wonder if former President Trump could actually die in prison. This, for the questionable “crime” of mislabeling entries in an accounting journal – something I’m sure he never did personally. I doubt very much if he even gave it much thought. If it was something as truly reprehensible as the prosecutors would have America believe, why wasn’t there vehement protests by his small army of accountants and lawyers?

Ironically, I firmly believe these charges are entirely Trumped Up. They give new meaning to the phrase. This, as well as the other allegations by other prosecutors is perhaps the saddest commentary on our nation. Here we have a man who has risen far above so many others, amassing tremendous wealth, then setting it aside to serve this nation in our highest office. Despite the dung and mud thrown in his face almost continuously since the day he announced his intention to run for office, he has again and again shown decency and integrity. Surely his rough manner and refusal to filter his opinions detract from his accomplishments but in every case brought against him thus far, and there have been many more of those than against any President in our history, he has been proven innocent of all charges brought against him by his foes.

If those who have usurped authority and assumed power in this nation can move against such a strong and wealthy individual as Donald J. Trump, what chance does any common citizen have? To quote G. Gordon Liddy “I have found the quality of the legal services accorded to the poor to be disgraceful. ” The link is to his whole commentary, it is well worth reading in its entirety.

There is much talk about a “two-tiered” justice system these days. While, well meaning, I contend this is incorrect. There must be at least three tiers and counting. First there is the upper tier, reserved for the privileged few in the lofty clouds of power, Then there is a second tier comprised of those, not in the clouds, but with enough resources to afford top legal counsel. Finally there is the tier of the common citizen like you or me. IF we can afford any legal counsel at all, we can only choose from the dregs left by those who can afford decent representation. Even this analogy puts public defenders on equal ground with low rent legal representation. From what I’ve been able to ascertain, the public defender system is a crap shoot at best. One may draw an excellent lawyer or a new hire, fresh from barely passing the bar. Meanwhile, a citizen who doesn’t qualify for a PD may be stuck with some poor sap who can barely afford to pay his sister-in-law minimum wage, if at all, for some part-time help. So maybe add still another tier to our legal system?

If you want gain some real insight into our current legal system, take a close look at how our J6 Political Prisoners have been treated. Keep in mind, the Federal prosecutors are by law to charge any detainee with the highest crime they can reasonably expect to convict on. Most of these prisoners were originally charged with misdemeanors. It was only after someone raised a stink about it that at least some were additionally charged with felonies. Even so, many have languished for more than two years awaiting their constitutionally guaranteed “speedy trial”. Meanwhile, in NY, CA and elsewhere, alleged robbers, rapists, murderers and others are regularly released without bail. Yes, they are subject to different justice systems but you can bet even those alleged criminals would be screaming foul or even have their charges dropped if they were held for so long without bail – citing their United States Constitutional Rights.

While it seems unlikely former President Trump could spend even one day in jail, the potential is there and it is frightening. No, I really don’t think he would be murdered while behind bars. What I find discomforting is what such a turn of events could mean for the rest of us. Certainly I won’t back down from voicing my opinions, mild as they may be, but at what point would mere failure to parrot the party line result in scrutiny or even a 3AM visit from unnamed “authorities”. Think on that.

May our Heavenly Father bless you and keep you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Mark Levin’s Democrat Rage

Sunday night – April 2, 2023 – Mark Levin dedicated his show to exposing the doings and goals of the Democrat party. In essence, he said the Democrats are out to destroy Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and our nation. I will add their agenda plays out more or less in that order. He is not wrong but he is not entirely correct either.

Levin is a very smart, sharp individual. He is well-spoken and passionate about liberty and our nation. He is one of the few commentators I still watch on a regular basis. For all that his perspective is far to narrow for my tastes. He correctly sees the rampage the Democrat party has gone on. He correctly understands to some degree the uniparty concept. I’m sure I am understating his understanding but in all fairness, he tends to understate destructive nature of the two-party system. Instead he seems to put too much hope in the Republican Party. Beyond that, Levin fails to see, or at least add the spiritual perspective of all this. Regular readers (IF I have any at all) might argue I spend far too much energy on the spiritual perspective.

Coming to my own defense, I do not think it is possible to focus too much on the spiritual aspects as long as I’m not seeing “spirits” everywhere. Spiritual influence? Yes. Spirits? No. What’s the difference? I suppose the easiest way to show what I’m talking about is to issue a challenge. Show me one aspect of humanity untouched by the adversary, the devil. I thought so. And that is exactly why I see the spiritual aspect of our world as too important to ignore. For too long we humans have tried to “go it alone” without God. It’s time to drop all pretense and run to God Almighty. Without God, we are doomed. The good news is, God is not going anywhere. Whether we believe in Him, accept Him, turn to Him or not – He WILL have His way. I’ll come back around to this in a bit.

Per Mark Levin and his Democrat diatribe, again, he’s not wrong. What he is failing to point out is what I see as the elephant in the room – the Republicans are not going to save us. Why? Simply because both parties have the same goal: acquiring power. There is only one practical way to gain power and that is by growing government. Levin’s sole aim is to restore power to the Republican party. I can tell you this much with the utmost confidence – they will never dismantle our government to any significant degree. Chances are, even if they had the will, they could never succeed. I can demonstrate my point in a single phrase: Social Security.

Love it or hate it, Social Security is not going anywhere. Ever. Bluntly put, I hate it. I always have. If I could I would pull the plug on it today, even if it meant giving up my own stake in it. Even I understand it would be simply wrong to stop payments to the millions of citizens who depend on SS for some or all of their living, so “pulling the plug” would entail certain concessions to ensure no one would be left destitute. Such is my point. At its black heart, Social Security was and is inherently evil. It forces citizens to become dependent on the government teat. Worse yet, it penalizes certain seniors who “make too much money” after they start drawing their benefits. This is not the only program our nation is stuck with but proves my point. The nation would be in an uproar if certain ingrained institutions are disrupted no matter how cancerous they are to us citizens. Cancerous? Social Security? Seriously?

Yes, it is cancerous and you know this. As a nation, our population is growing older and we are living longer, but not without health issues. So between Social Security and Medicare, the bills for these programs keep mounting. Add to that – or subtract from it rather – the idiocy of the politicians who keep raiding the funds collected from taxpayers to keep the system afloat. The greedy bastards cannot keep their grimy hands off the so-called trust fund set up to perpetuate the system. So now the money to pay Social Security obligations has to come from those currently working. If FICA taxes aren’t enough well, guess where the money will come from? That’s right, other taxes. And don’t think for a moment our illustrious politicians would even THINK of cutting any budgets. No. They’ll just borrow more money and/or raise taxes to cover any shortages. Cancer. Money-eating cancer.

Mark’s mistake then is he only addresses part of the problem and a small part at that. What?! The globalists via the Democrat Party usurping enough power to take over our nation is only a small part of the problem? You heard right. Fact is, if it wasn’t the Democrats, it would be the Republicans. Such is the nature of a two-party system. One party is always evil. Which one? Why, the party in power of course.

Trump’s presidency shed further light on the cockroaches in Washington. They scattered and then sniped the presidential agenda from safe havens. While Trump was able to get more done than anyone would imagine, he was hindered every step of they way be a majority consisting of both parties. Exhibit #1 – The Affordable Healthcare Act aka “Obamacare”. This wildly unpopular legislation should have been repealed outright as Trump promised to do. Instead he was forced to simply modify it even though he has a “majority” in both parties. Once he was outed from office for certain, many of his “allies” turned against him.

Again, Congress and the two-party system are merely symptoms of the larger, looming issue – the ungodliness of our nation. The politics of our nation is a reflection of the morality and ethics of our citizens. As a nation we look away from outright corruption everywhere. The corruption is so bad it no longer lurks in dark corners with the cockroaches. No, the emboldened deviants now stand tall, defying us to challenge them. How else can the Bidens walk freely among us, heads held high, instead of hiding in shame? They simply ignore the allegations and the evidence presented knowing full well they will not be charged. What about sexually aberrant politicians who dare run for re-election after being convicted of crimes and winning?

How can former President Trump be facing no less than 34 felony allegations – ostensibly leaked by a District Attorney, in and of itself a felony – of “crimes” other prosecutors passed on? Said allegations center around some so-called “hush money” supposedly paid to silence Stormy Daniels. While the entire affair is sordid itself, the question begged is why, then, did Congress establish a slush fund with taxpayer dollars to do likewise? In fact, our political system is rife with hush payments.

Face facts: our political system is rotten to the core because as a nation we, citizens, are rotten to the core. We’ve turned away from God and now we are facing the consequences. It is often said a people get the government they deserve. God help us.

Take a page from the Book of Jonah.

Jonah 1:1 Now the word of Yahweh came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,

2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach against it, for their wickedness has come up before me.” (WEB)

The citizens of Nineveh were not of the twelve tribes of Israel. They were not God’s chosen people. And yet, God went to great lengths to tell them to repent of their wickedness. They listened and they did repent.

Jonah 3:10 God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way. God repented of the evil which he said he would do to them, and he didn’t do it. (WEB)

As Christians, we stand as sons of God. Thus, while our nation seems to crumble before our eyes, we should be looking to God. He may or may not revive and restore our nation but He will never leave us nor forsake us. We can take comfort in that promise. Meanwhile, we fight the spiritual battle.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.

11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world’s rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

13 Therefore, put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having the utility belt of truth buckled around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

15 and having fitted your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace;

16 above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

18 with all prayer and requests, praying at all times in the Spirit, and being watchful to this end in all perseverance and requests for all the saints: (WEB)

May our Heavenly Father bless you and keep you in the precious name of our Lord Christ Jesus.

Nashville Shooting – Short Version

Last Wednesday I started writing a post on the Nashville shooting. As of today, I’ve decided not to post anything other than this for the time being.

The crux of my post was this shooting is rife with spirituality and not the good kind. It was and is an attack on all Christianity perpetrated by the father of lies and his minions, both human and spirit.

May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ bless you and keep you.