Why did this song suddenly start running through my head?
As you might guess the refrain was what kept coming to mind
Clowns to the left of meJokers to the right Here I am stuck in the middle with you
Now, it’s not entirely accurate. For the most part both sides of the political spectrum could be deemed to the left of me. It’s not that I’m “so far right” but more that they are so far left. Seriously.
First up, emails from the Virginia GOP. Take a peek at the snapshot I took.
Note the subject line of each email – “We didn’t receive your response”
and then “Where’s your response”.
Now I’m not going to try to school them or anybody on writing subject lines that get open or emails that get responses. I could learn a few things about both myself. That said, I doubt this approach is very effective. All it did for me was piss me off but maybe I’m just too sensitive.
Inside is an appeal for money, because, the Republicans are losing Virginia or some such. Maybe they are. Our two Senate seats are held by Democrats, crappy ones at that, but they aren’t up for reelection.
According to one search engine, this is the current makeup of Virginia’s representation in the House
You win some, you lose some…
My apologies for not posting yesterday. Things have been a bit off for me lately. I plan on getting back to regularly posting on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s ASAP. Your patience is appreciated.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 was primary day in Alaska and Wyoming. This election season primaries are big news and yesterday’s action was no exception. Many anticipated what may be one of the most profound statements by voters yet – Liz Cheney’s re-election bid.
If you’ve any interest at all then you already know the results – “Lizzie Lost Big Time” would be my headline. The vote was so lopsided one could say Lizzie Cheney not only lost, she got spanked – hard. Not to worry about her political future yet, she’s already considering a run for president. She did not indicate whether she would see the democrat, republican or communist party nomination.
The overall consensus about her loss is Wyoming voters have had enough of her January 6 rhetoric and/or her rabid anti-Trump stance. For my money there are lots of reasons to kick her can as far away from any political aspirations as possible, or at least, insist she run with the crowd she identifies with the most. I’m still saying she’s somewhat left of Stalin.
Wedged between news reports swarming around Lizzie’s bid, was the revelation of just how she did in her short Congressional career. She took office in 2017 with a reported net worth of $7 million. According to Breitbart, this figure has ballooned to “possibly more than $44 million in 2020”. Of course I’m wondering why she couldn’t use her purported financial savvy to steer our country from red to black ink. She’s not answering my calls.
Have you ever wondered a) why we citizens keep voting for millionaires? and b) just now those in “public service” seem to grow their wealth exponentially while on the government payroll. From what I’ve seen, such isn’t limited to our “representatives”. Much has been said about our “ruling class”. This term grates against my very being. This is America and as such no “ruling class” should exist, but reality begs to differ. We’ve allowed those who have risen to positions of wealth to also accumulate power. Donald Trump is no exception. Let’s face it, if someone with little or no means desires to run for office, it might be easier to climb Mount Everest. It would certainly be more affordable in most cases.
Moving north to Alaska, the state’s new “ranked choice” voting system is being rolled out to decide who will represent Alaska citizens in Washington. While the link above takes you to the Alaska Election Commission’s page on their ranked choice scheme, it was easier for me to understand their approach when I viewed their “rack card”.
Sarah Palin who is vying for Don Young’s House seat, seems to hate it. Lisa Murkowski, up for re-election to the Senate has already declared victory. She edged out her Republican challenger by less than one percent. Thanks to the new scheme, her challenger, Kelly Tshibaka, is far from out of the running. Near as I can make out, the top four will advance to the general election and duke it out there. From the vote tallies I’m seeing, the race will be between the the RINO Murkowski and the Republican Tshibaka. The top Democrat was only able to glue together about 5600 votes total, compared to Murkowski and Tshibaka collecting over 38,000 – each. Surprisingly enough, Palin’s democratic competitor was the largest vote getter in the House race, garnering over 40,000 votes to Palin’s 35,000+. This may well be a case where a Republican split vote would put a Democrat in office.
A note here, Al Gross, an independent who topped Democrat Mary Peltola with over 20,000 votes to Peltola’s 16,000, dropped out. It appears most of his votes went to her in this round.
As I am no fan of political parties, I see Alaska’s ranked voting system as a potential boon for the citizens of that state and possibly a model for other states. What I don’t know is what it takes to get on a ballot but from the plethora of choices in Alaska, I’m thinking it is pretty easy. At this point those candidates with strong party affiliations seem to have the upper hand but this could change on a dime. Meanwhile, Alaska’s election could be one of the most interesting for this Mid-term. Maybe it’s time those wanting to represent citizens were evaluated on what they stand on instead of what their party decides is politically expedient.
The latest from Canada is Trudeau and company began their attack by arresting at least three of the leaders of the Freedom Convoy. Now they have expanded their efforts and are making mass arrests. Once again the authoritarians have placed snipers on roofs. Why? These truckers have never been a threat to anyone as far as I can see.
There can be only one reason why Trudeau is arresting rather than meeting with these truckers. He has absolutely no intention of relinquishing the power he as usurped no matter what the cost. Again I ask… will Trudeau attempt a trial massacre? Will the truckers arrested be Canada’s J6 POW’s? Time will tell.
How does this bode for the US Freedom Convoy?
My understanding is The US version of the Freedom Convoy is to begin on Wednesday February 23, 2022. Already we’ve seen rumblings from Washington about similar measures planned by our own government to upend any “dissension”. Any citizen who dares say anything contrary to this administration’s view is already deemed a “terrorist”. We cannot allow this!
To this end I’m advocating citizens across the nation show our support by meeting at our respective county courthouses – outside, of course. This is just a show of support. As we are represented in both state federal governments, our presence should send a clear message that we support these truckers and freedom in general.
I set the time for all of this to begin 6PM so more who hold day jobs have a better chance of attending. Hopefully Patriots at many locations will keep the vigil going from dawn to dusk until our truckers reach D.C.
Let’s go viral. Please post the above meme anywhere and everywhere you can!
We ARE the government in this nation. Our elected officials and representatives work for US. It is about time we made this clear.
It appears the smoke has cleared and Go F Me is refunding all who contributed to the Freedom Convoy after backing off their decision to distribute the funds to those they deemed “worthy”. I’m sure the growing number of State Attorney Generals investigating them for fraud or Senator Ted Cruz imploring the FTC to dig into their pile of dung hand nothing to do with it. I’m still wondering if those who donated have cause for a viable class action suit for breech of contract, among other things. (I’m no lawyer so someone else can take that gig.) But it was the official response from one jackass in “authority” who yanked my chain.
The chief of the Ottawa police had the audacity to call the Freedom Convoy a “nationwide insurrection”. Seriously. I heard it not once but his words were at least three times. For tickles and grins, search Grrgle for “nationwide insurrection”. I came up with “news” article after article repeating this nonsense. Some of them declaring “U. S. closely tied to nationwide insurrection in Canada.”
AlJazeera was one of them. I clicked on their article because it looked like they might actually quote the chief. Nope.
In an emergency meeting on Saturday with Ottawa officials, Police Chief Peter Sloly complained that he lacked the resources to end what he called a “siege”, and asked for reinforcements.
Propaganda site after propaganda site picked up the phrase and are repeating it ad infinitum. Take my word for it, if we citizens here in the US show any support for the Canadian truckers our own Freedom Convoy, they will happily slap that label on us too. I can’t wait.
If you read my previous post, you know I’m advocating a nationwide show of support at our respective county seats. I have no idea if this idea will take off but if it does it would stun the pseudo “powers that be”. WE are the true power and authority here and it is high time we made sure they know it.
This is what I keep asking myself. Yesterday my wife asked me if we should get “our mail-in ballots”. While my response was I will vote in person if at all possible, it led to a discussion about whether we will be “allowed” to vote at the polls. My thought was if mail-in was made mandatory then mail-in ballots would need to be sent automatically to all registered voters. She thinks we will have to initiate the mail-in process. Who’s correct? My bigger question is: Will it even matter? Think about this.
The first scenario has Trump winning and another four years of controller sponsored chaos. Already the controllers and their sycophants, such as Hillary Clinton, are pushing the idea of not accepting a Trump win… again. (yes, Hillary, face it, you are nothing more than a useful idiot and your usefulness is now relegated to whatever name recognition you can muster.) Remember four years ago when Hillary raised this question about whether Trump would accept the results? This was when she had the presidency in the bag… lady.
Now it is quite reasonable to assume Trump will win a fair election so the controllers are preparing to once again reject the will of the people. Last time they ignored the electoral college and pointed to the “popular vote”. What they accomplished in my mind at least was demonstrating the true value of the electoral college. Even further, I believe we citizens should reject the “winner take all” doctrine of some states and insist the electors be free to vote their conscience. Period. Instead the controllers are pushing in the opposite direction towards “democracy” i.e. mob rule, and away from our democratic republic. Already much massive voter fraud at the polls has been uncovered in the last election. I suspect this is how the controllers finally seized Virginia. Mail-in voting could well skew the election towards the controllers. More on that in a moment.
Back to a Trump “win”. If he does indeed win, the controllers are prepared to ramp up the chaos. We can expect more riots and more resistance by both those controllers in office and in the streets led by professional agitators. Yes. More. We’ve seen this already. They are not going to stop. Unless WE citizens put a stop to this, they will continue to do all they can to demolish our society. They have nothing to lose so they will continue until we stop them or surrender. The way things are going this could well mean a win for the controllers.
Scenario Two: A Biden Victory
We can all decry the terrible things Biden’s puppet masters would do under his nose. Do not be alarmed at this as he would likely approve if he had the metal capacity to do so. What I suspect is the controllers anticipate something other than a peaceful return of the reins of government to their grimy hands. They want war. How did I conclude this?
First we have every indication of the controllers intention to brazenly steal this election. We all know it. Few of us can fathom anyone giving a single thought to their vote pulling the lever for this clown. The only intelligible words he has spoken have been gaffs. “I am J… uh, I… uh, can I get a glass of ice cream?” (Yes, I made that up but…) The only conclusion we can come to is IF Biden wins, it will be because of a massive effort of the controllers to steal the election. For all I know they may even start bragging about it.
We, as citizens will have two choices – accept or reject the results. Again, either choice is a win for the controllers.
In the unlikely event that we reject a Biden victory, we will then be forced to take to the streets in protest. Unlike our counterparts, our protests will be peaceful. At least until the controllers roll out the troops and start shooting us where we stand. They may allow their current crews of agitators to “counter protest”, raining violence in citizens until they are “forced” to step in and stop “our” violent rioting. They will continue until we are either eliminated or subdued.
And if we accept a Biden “win”? They will keep pushing. They will do all they can to further strip the republic and solidify their control. Again, their intention is to eliminate or subdue anyone who resists bowing to their authority. Never mind said authority was stolen. Never mind their total disregard for the founding document of our nation – our constitution. Control is all that matters.
The bottom line is the controllers are making every effort to back the citizens of this nation into a corner so we are forced to either submit to their stolen authority or die. It matters not what corner we end up in so long as they can force check and mate. What choice do we have? Does this mean we cannot win? Have the controllers won already? No. They have not.
There is an alternative. It is right in front of us – right under our own noses. Even better, this alternative is peaceful and entirely legal. As a matter of fact this alternative embraces the very law of our land. What is this alternative?
It is reclaiming our constitutional republic. This entails more than mere “voting”. The controllers have zero authority not granted by us citizens – WE THE PEOPLE. What they have done so successfully is replace our republican form of government with their political “two-party” system so that no matter what party wins, the controllers remain in control. It is sad to realize this but the controllers corrupted our republic from the very beginning. I do not believe this was the intent at first. When our nation was in infancy, even in the womb – so to speak, it was necessary for strong men to lead the way. Thus nobody was taught the principles of republican government in the early days or since. At least if anyone was taught these things, said teachings were lost. It is now time to understand and deploy a true republic.
The strength of the controllers is centralization. Controllers rule from the top down and a central seat of power is necessary to accomplish this. They gain wealth and power via their ability to extract wealth from citizens and rule us through laws and regulations. Is it any wonder why their response to any situation is always more government?
As citizens of a constitutional republic WE have absolute authority to govern ourselves. It is the law of the land. We do this by electing representatives. In doing so we delegate to them some of our authority. What authority? The authority to enact and enforce laws. This authority is limited – first by the law of the land, the constitution itself. As citizens, WE also have the authority to overrule our representatives at ANY TIME. Our only restraint is the law of the land… the constitution. We do have the authority to amend, change the constitution itself, but this is necessarily a difficult and arduous process. This is intentional because it would be foolish to make such changes without sound deliberation. Even so, certain changes have been made, such as the 17th Amendment, allowing Senators to be elected by popular vote – i.e. mob rule, rather than elected by the State Legislatures. The original concept was a safeguard to preserve state’s rights and allow ALL the people of a state to have a voice.
A constitutional republic is the basis for a decentralized government. WE retain the power. We retain OUR authority by voicing and voting our will locally. The controllers have usurped our authority by consolidating and centralizing power and authority. While the political “two-party” system is one of their primary tools, their control now reaches far beyond this. They have entrenched themselves in the very government itself – the deep state – and within the military-industrial complex. As is obvious to anyone truly aware – the controllers almost entirely own the media propaganda machine as well as social media. That said, the power the controllers wield and the authority they have assumed is a smokescreen. They can only hold on to it as long as WE LET THEM!
What can I do? I’m only one little guy?
After all if you can’t fight city hall, how can you take on the United States Government? This is the beauty of our constitutional republic! As individuals we are essentially powerless. Yes, one man or woman could gather together a militia unit or even a group resembling a small army. They could gather weapons, legitimately or not (bear with me here), they could train and become an effective fighting force. And they could easily be squashed like a bug. Sure, one could tout the Afgan resistance or even the IRA but what, really would any of this truly accomplish? My point is while arms are indeed a valid and necessary component – such can only be a last resort because invoking such tactics basically destroys the very thing we wish to preserve – our nation. This is NOT how to restore our nation!
If you want to see a real-life example of how a republic should work – consider the VCDL – the Virginia Citizens Defense League. This small group focuses only on Second Amendment Issues. They led the 2A Sanctuary movement in Virginia in late 2019 and early 2020. EVERY county and city government was forced to vote on whether or not to declare themselves a 2A Sanctuary and an overwhelming majority – over 95% did just that! The real power in this movement was the turnout by citizens in support of 2A Sanctuaries. Such action would not have been necessary if not for the illegal and treasonous actions by the Governor and State Legislature. Virginians are not done yet either. This is just the beginning. However the actions of the citizens in Virginia demonstrate how a republic should operate.
Citizens did NOT protest in the streets. We did NOT just flood representatives with emails letters and faxes. We did NOT simply write letters to editors. WE SHOWED UP at our county board meetings in force and demanded action! While the message sent to our state AND federal representatives was largely ignored – the message was clear. Now… we can NOT let up!
While this is just a fleeting thought – it does seem strange our nation was hit by a pandemic just after citizens in Virginia flexed our authoritative muscles. Coincidence? Possibly, even probably BUT – this pandemic surely put the skids on citizen action in our own communities! Yet somehow “peaceful protests” – riots are perfectly acceptable. Think about that.
The bottom line is WE CITIZENS wield true authority and power in this nation. It IS the LAW OF THE LAND. Those sitting in plush accommodations paid for by US consider themselves the “ruling class”. Such is an abomination. ANY “representative” or party “official” or anyone else for that matter who ascribes themselves to this “ruling class” should be immediately be forced to resign in shame.
Enough is enough. It is time for the citizens of this nation to reclaim our rightful place in this nation as self-governing individuals who directly elect representatives to serve our interests. My own interest is a return to a limited government by scaling back government intrusion into our lives.
Have the controllers won already? Yes and no. If WE THE PEOPLE, the citizens of this nation do nothing, we might as well bow down to our rulers now. This is something I am not willing to do. If I and I alone standing against these forces of evil am swept away, so be it. To paraphrase Emiliano Zapata… “I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees”. How about you? Will you stand up for what is rightfully yours or kneel to tyranny?
Do not be fooled – they are communists… pure unadulterated Marxists. They are here in our nation and bent on taking it down. None of this is new. None of this should surprise anyone. What may be a shock is the sudden realization that today, right here in the United States of America the Marxists have unleashed their “Tet Offensive” against us – aided and abetted by our “own” representatives and corporate America. Strong words you say? Yes.
My words are fully document able – not by any “extensive research” on my part. Not at all. ALL I needed to come to this conclusion was read the headlines, a few articles by established and well-trusted authors and THINK.
One such article is published on The American Spectator. Many of the details laid out in this article have already been heavily established by other well-respected publishers. Such as “Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrice Cullors repeatedly says ‘We are trained Marxists‘.” If this is the first time you’ve seen this quote, you need to crawl out from under that rock. Another reference in this article is a video interview published long ago by G. Edward Griffin with a Soviet defector and former KGB operative named Yuri Bezmenov.
I am familiar enough with this interview that I didn’t need to see it again. I know exactly what he said and how relevant his words are today. Maybe this quote will ring familiar to some of you:
“[T]he useful idiots, the leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of the Soviet socialist or Communist or whatever system, when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies. That’s why my KGB instructors specifically made the point: never bother with leftists. Forget about these political prostitutes. Aim higher. […] They serve a purpose only at the stage of destabilization of a nation. For example, your leftists in the United States: all these professors and all these beautiful civil rights defenders. They are instrumental in the process of the subversion only to destabilize a nation. When their job is completed, they are not needed any more. They know too much. Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see that Marxist-Leninists come to power—obviously they get offended—they think that they will come to power. That will never happen, of course. They will be lined up against the wall and shot.”
― Yuri Bezmenov
Yeah. That’s right – ol’ Yuri is the guy who made the phrase “useful idiots” famous. Is that bell ringing yet? So why is this relevant today? Look around you. This from Seattle:
This is not an isolated concept by any means. Surely you’ve heard repeated calls for “reparations” for decedents of former slaves.
So… should you be worried? No. Not in my opinion. Here’s why..
My trust is in God Almighty. In an ideal situation Christians in this nation would turn to Him – individually and in groups and such would put a stop to all this in very short order. Even if I am the “only one” turning to God – I assure you I am not – God is faithful to honor my pleas. So what if the worst happens and I end up somewhere I really do not want to be? I remain faithful. Consider the journey of Joseph. He was sold as a slave. He bounced back again and again until eventually he was counted only second to Pharaoh himself. Sometimes things looked pretty bleak but Joseph never lost sight of God. The same goes for Daniel. And David. Scripture is filled with examples of this lesson. Focus on God.
Lately I’ve been reading Psalm 37… a LOT. It is an amazing, inspiring Psalm. No doubt you’ve stumbled across parts of it yourself such as…
“Psalms 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth;”
While this is a great quote, when taken in context, it is even better:
Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
WOW! This entire Psalm bursts with such thoughts! Right on the heels of this passage there is another shouting out to my ears:
Psalms 37:14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
Look closely at Verse 15 “Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.”
Have I not said nearly the same thing? Give credit and glory to God, as it is from HIS Word where anything worthwhile I say comes from. How else can I so confidently say the house of cards the leftist radicals have built MUST come tumbling down?! The underlying principles come from God Almighty and because they are principles they must apply in every relevant circumstance.
We must be and remain faithful. God will not turn His back on us but if we turn our back on Him, He may withhold help from us. This is why I do not worry. This is why I will not fear.
Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Sometimes it takes me a while to catch on, even to the simplest concepts. For years whenever I considered the First Amendment to our Constitution, I mostly wondered why our right to keep and bear arms came second. Only recently did it dawn on me why our freedom of speech is enumerated before our right to defend ourselves and our nation.
First take note: freedom of religion is at the very TOP of the list and rightfully so. One can argue till the end of eternity, if one was to believe in such, about whether the founding fathers truly believed in God Almighty or what they believed. No matter what else one can say, it is indisputable where they placed the words “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”. Here is the First Amendment in its entirety:
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.
Freedom of speech comes second, followed by freedom of the press (i.e. the right to PUBLISH ones words). As for the final two: “or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” one may wonder if these should be rendered collectively or individually. Why not both? I see no reason to insist one activity be dependent on the other.
Please understand, I am in no way saying the order of our declared rights specifies any inherent ranking. That said, could there be some sort of “divine design” in how these are ordered?
As a Christian, I am obligated to put God first and foremost in my life – or at least make every effort to do so. Fallible as I am, I cannot count how many times I’ve missed this mark. Even so, acknowledging God Almighty is most important to me. I fully believe this is important to God Himself also. So take it as you will. After all you have every right to believe or not, but I see an incredible divine logic in the placement of the very first declared right.
Coming back to our freedom of speech, has anyone else ever wondered why the founders considered this so important? For me, this goes far beyond the simple freedom to speak one’s mind or to write one’s thoughts. It goes deeper than this – way deeper. How so?
Think about it – what is speech but the formation of words and what are words but the expression of thoughts and ideas? Dig deeper. This is basic. It delves into the very nature of human existence. It is what rises us up to the top of all earthly life and sets us apart from every other living thing.
Words. Thoughts. Ideas. Along with the capacity to express them, the very ability to form them are crucial to our lives. Ideas are far more powerful than any weapon conceived by mankind. Our nation was established by them. Wars are always fought because of them. All of our lives… our very existence centers around the words we think, say and act upon.
The most feared weapon in the world is not the “Bomb” – it is the TRUTH! It is the bell that cannot be unrung. This is why the controllers and their media minions first attack all truth with lies, then move to silence all who oppose them. They know their falsehoods cannot stand against truth. They know once they are exposed for the frauds they are they cannot easily regain the trust they gambled. This is why they are determined to shut down all dissidence. This is why our freedom of speech is prominently included in the FIRST amendment!
This truth reveals another potent truth – words are powerful. Scripture is called The Word of God. Our Constitution consists of words. A picture may say 1,000 words, but a few words, properly crafted into a meaningful phrase can change the world. Consider the following words:
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Those of you who believe know exactly how powerful these words are. Those who reject them shall one day find out.
First Amendment or not, our freedom to worship God Almighty, our freedom of speech is not something granted by men. Nor can mere men take these away. They do not have such authority! No matter what happens in this nation, no matter what nation you are a citizen or subject of, your freedom is granted to you by a Holy God in Heaven. You need not ask permission.
In this nation, these United States, the controllers will attempt to shut down anyone who speaks the truth. They already ARE doing this and making inroads. Speak the truth – this will overwhelm them. They cannot stand against a Holy God. They are powerless against the truth. The controllers know this and this is why they are making every effort to eradicate our First Amendment rights. No matter what happens God will have the final say. It is written.
The “HE” I speak of is God Himself, thus HE knows everything and has always known it!
Those who believe in God agree He is omniscient – all knowing. This is somewhat confirmed in Ephesians 1:4-6
Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
In order to say this, God would have to have knowledge predating the existence of every person before and since this was written at the very least. From this scripture alone I can extrapolate the idea that He knows all about current and future events. No one and nothing is hidden from Him. There is no “pulling the wool” over HIS eyes! What does this mean to us in the hear and now?
The best thing any of us can do is trust in Him.
Nobody on this planet could have predicted 2020 and yet God Almighty KNOWS not only what is going on now – he knew it would happen this way and HE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. What does all this mean? He doesn’t care? We are stuck? We have no choice? None of the above.
Consider any recent show you watched. Tell me the main character made some foolish choice. I don’t know about you but I tend to yell at the screen. “Don’t pick that murder weapon up!” “Do go in there!” Why? Because I can predict what will happen and so can you. It is all part of the drama. We also know what would happen if our urgings were followed – better outcomes. Yet, there they go! Doing exactly the opposite of what they should and… don’tchaknowit they got into trouble.
Of course in drama, the script is written and all goes according to the script. There is no changing anything. However life is not scripted. The scenes are set but the choices are ours. Our lives are more like an interactive story than a movie. The outcome depends on the choices we make. Our Heavenly Father already knows what these choices will be and how it all turns out and yes, sometimes He DOES intervene. I do not know the hows, whys or rules for Godly intervention. I just know it happens.
“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players;”
Shakespeare, As You Like It (you won’t see me quoting him often!)
“there are no small parts, only small actors.” Konstantin Stanislavski
1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
While I often do not always know if what I am doing is exactly what my Heavenly Father wants from me, I DO know I am here for a reason. God does nothing without purpose. And I know no matter how badly I miss the mark – God Almighty knows this too… and HE has my back. This is why I keep going even when I’m wondering if ANYBODY actually even reads anything I write, much less acts upon it. For all I know every ripple I cause is overwhelmed by someone else’s big splash. It doesn’t matter. As long as I feel I’m doing what my Heavenly Father either wants or allows me to do… I’ll do it. My part in all of this may be just the guy in the back washing dishes. Nobody really sees him but you can hear him doing his part. So be it. God knows. And He knows I continually ask to do His Will. This is foremost in my prayers. In the absence of any absolute clarity on His Will, I will do what I feel is best. I can do no more. What about you?
In a future article I intend to explore more of what I’ve learned about God’s Will in my life. Here’s a hint. The deeper I get the more I realize the most important things are the simplest… and often the hardest.
Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
You’ll find a wealth of instruction on doing God’s Will in this chapter of Galatians. As a matter of fact, scripture is filled with it. We tend to wring our hands trying to determine if God wants us do one thing or another while ignoring the simplest concepts.
This same idea goes for the plight of our nation – our Constitutional Republic. We’ve worked ourselves into a frenzy about this party or that, this candidate for such and such an office vs another candidate. All the while we overlook the basic facts. We ARE citizens endowed with the power and authority to govern ourselves. This power and authority comes from God Almighty Himself. With this comes stewardship – the responsibility to actually participate and oversee the structures put in place to handle day to day operations and steer them away from things government has no business in.
We’ve taken the simple building blocks handed to us and have built a monstrous behemoth that threatens to engulf us all. The result is chaos and confusion, with lots of help from the controllers we’ve allowed to assert themselves and profit from our own negligence.
Now there are riots and a near total disregard for any rule of law. This should come as no surprise – the basic rule of law – our constitution – has long been washed over with things like “public policy”. We need not enter a civil war. Civil wars are intended to replace a current government structure with a new one. We do not need this. What we do need is to dismantle the behemoth. Rid ourselves of all of the unconstitutional perks and programs we’ve bought with “public” money. Monies better left in the hands of citizens free to prosper.
I am confident God Almighty knows how all this will turn out. While He may not be urging us all to accept my particular viewpoint on things, I’d like to think my compass is pointed in the right direction. If not, my prayer is for Him to right me when I stray off course.
If one cannot trust God ?Almighty, who or what can you trust? I cannot trust humans. Even our use of “science” is limited by human understanding. Certainly politicians should only be trusted to act in their own self-interest. Bluntly put, this goes for most people as well. Thanks but I can only trust my Heavenly Father. I trust that He knows the score, His plan is perfect and all will end well. I also trust His love for me and trust He will never fail me.
With everything happening all around us – such trust is indeed a comfort.
Today we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The full text of this Declaration is included below. Many of the colonists grievances do not apply today. No “king” denies our liberty. In his place we’ve established “our betters” to do what no king could do… rule us with an iron fist.
Our forefathers bravely put forth the radical concept of self-government. They put documents in place – the Articles of Confederation and later the Constitution for the United States of America to secure the rights and liberties of the newly freed thirteen sovereign states while providing to include additional states in their merry band.
Their vision was only partly successful. While our nation itself thrived economically, partially due to the enormous resources inherent in this continent and partly due to a relatively free economy.
Then greed and the money men took over. They bought politicians. They used their influence to smash competitors with regulation and rape the citizens via taxation – the very things the colonists fought and died over.
Now the money men – the controllers have this nation in a death grip. Many no longer even live here. Most others can relocate elsewhere at their convenience – all the while exacting pounds of flesh from us citizens.
Laughably, some promote racial wars by demanding reparations for the slavery in our past. Why is this laughable? Because we are slaves of the controllers in the here and now. They own us and they know it.
Remember our Independence. I am sorry to say, true independence is not even something anyone alive today can remember. It was stolen from us long ago.
All is not lost. While some are sure to mock me, we do still have the framework to reclaim our independence – our right to self-government. To accomplish this we need to stand up as citizens and demand a return to our constitutional republic.
Throw out the money men – dissolve the political parties – dismantle the onerous deep state and start fresh.
The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original.
In Congress, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Robert Treat Paine
Ran across an article posted on ZeroHedge bySimon Black of Sovereign Man It concerns a book about a contact tracing tool developed and used by the NSA.
The bottom line is they can and do keep track of all of us via any contacts we make with anyone – phone, text, email – probably carrier pigeon as well. All paid for by OUR tax dollars of course.
My question is why are we paying for the controllers to spy on us? Once again, it all has to do with centralization and bigness. The federal government is a massive monster. As we’ve all seen with the Trump/Russia drama, it is totally out of control. How do we fix this? You are not going to like my answer. At the very least it will make most people quite uncomfortable.
We need to dump it all and start fresh from the bottom up. Decentralize. Most of what goes on in DC happens behind closed doors. Even our vaunted defense program is not worth the money or effort we put into it. Does this mean we get rid of all the expensive toys we’ve bought for the military? No. Not really. However I’d say there are a lot we don’t need. I’m not expert enough to even make any suggestions but we can tackle that later.
Before anything gets done, we need to take control and accept our stewardship roles as citizens. Anything beyond this is fantasy. Heck, maybe even the idea of a “2A Sanctuary” type movement to reclaim our birthright is too dreamy to actually happen. I don’t know. All I can do is keep plugging away in hopes some of you will see the light and make some noise.
You need not guess, I speak of the robed thugs who make up SCOTUS – the Supreme Court of the United States.
This from Fox News: Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services . Blah blah blah. You know what guys? Thanks for your “opinion” but no thanks. Now for the REAL news…
I, personally, REJECT this SCOTUS opinion.
There. Take that.
The fact is, this is far from the first time SCOTUS has sided with the controllers. It won’t be the last. As citizens, we’ve been conditioned to accept them as the last word. Even in our language SCOTUS rules. They. do. not. WE rule. WE are self-governed. Once again it is up to US, the citizens of this Constitutional Republic to take our rightful place and overrule the controllers.
With no disrespect intended for those few in the group who actually uphold the constitution – SCOTUS can bite me. YOUR ONLY JOB is to ensure the other two branches comply with constitutional limits. Period. ANY doubt should ALWAYS be decided in favor of the citizens. Is this clear enough? If not, see me after class. Yes, I AM speaking you Justice Kennedy!
Do not think I’m letting the rest of them off the hook. As Chief Justice, Kennedy is the leader of the gang. Thus I expect him to lead the others in adhering the the absolute principles of our Constitutional Republic.
Keep in mind guys and gals, your “lifetime” appointment is still subject to impeachment. While such a thing may seem like a pipe dream to you, let me remind you, a mere six months ago, the idea I’d have to write something like this never crossed my mind.
When are WE going to step up as citizens, take up the reins of stewardship, and put the controllers in their place?
It is time.
Already I posted my opinion on Twitter. President Trump is expected to sign an Executive Order concerning Social Media – i.e. Twitter, Facebook and company.
Now the actual EO was signed and published, I realize my assumptions about this action was wrong.
Bluntly put I’m tired of the endless “Executive Orders” by whatever administrator all taken with the force of law. In our nation executive branch employees do not write law. They administer them. They enforce them. The legislative branch writes law. This is why they are called the “legislative” branch. My apologies if this comes across as “splaining” but really. We all get caught up on this crap. Enough is enough.
Now what CAN an executive do? He/she can direct their administration to enforce the law as long as said law is in compliance with the Constitution(s).
I wrote that yesterday. This morning I realized the President’s executive order was right on the money.
Again from what I wrote yesterday…
Now about the Twitters and Facebooks of the world. Get this straight – I despise them. I am not a naturally “social” person but these things are a waste in and of themselves. This is not to say they are not entirely unuseful. I just do not like them. That said, they are private enterprises. They have EVERY RIGHT to censor whom they wish. One need not like it but we CANNOT allow any government to dictate what a SM platform can or cannot allow. This in itself is a form of censorship.
There is ONE exception I can see. As you may know from a previous post, I am involved in a discussion concerning Governor Ralphie’s dictates on a Lunenburg County FB page. This is the format the county BOS has settled on to inform the public. Apparently their WordPress website is to complex for them. In this instance, the FB page is essentially a public forum
While I stand by what I wrote, I had no idea these entities were granted special protections from the Federal government. I even understand the reasoning behind the special protections. My understanding is such:
Entities providing a platform for free speech are protected from lawsuits holding them accountable for the actions of those who publish their opinions on these platforms.
It almost irks me to say this but this actually makes sense. I’ve operated forums before, I have one available now, that neither one of my two readers use by the way, and I had no idea such protection existed.
In light of this, I applaud you, Mr. President!
God bless us all!
Fresh in my mind is a debate on the Bayou Renaissance Man. You can read the post and the comments for yourself. The op – Peter Grant is a man I find often reasoned and thoughtful. His post here is as I would expect of him. Note he is a naturalized citizen, thus he can claim no “birthright” to our constitutional republic. That said, even his right to liberty is a gift from Almighty God. As far as his legal standing is concerned – spiritually speaking – he has every bit as much right as any other citizen in this nation. My point here is while the term “birthright” specifically means someone who has a right simply by being born with it, such does no preclude one who has earned his/her place in our nation. If anything, I’ve found most naturalized citizens tend to take their citizenship far more seriously than those of us born with the “silver spoon” in our mouths.
Onward. While I did not read all of the comments I got far enough to discern the part of the debate I’ll address here: Is the current “lockdown” status existing in much of our nation constitutional? From my perspective, the answer is absolutely not. Let’s explore.
My first and foremost question is: by whose authority are these lockdowns decreed?
In every case, some elected, public official waves their magic… wand and poof! Suddenly they become totally and absolutely in charge. Or so it seems.
Here in Virginia, governor Ralphie, claims his authority by statue passed by the state assembly and, of course, signed by a sitting governor. Well, that’s that then… right? Not in my book. Consider and extreme example.
Suppose the Virginia Senate and Assembly pass a bill with, say, a 100% vote in both houses. The governor immediately signs the bill into law. The law gives any group of five or more citizens the authority to lynch anyone found molesting a child under five years of age on the spot. The only criteria is the the molester must be caught in the act – with his pants down… so to speak. Pretty simple. Would this be legal? No. We all know why.
Even someone as despicable as this must have due process. We cannot skirt the constitution no matter how abhorrent the crime. My point is simply passing a law does not make it constitutional, thus the claim of “It’s the law”, is not sufficient.
Now allow me to frame my previous statement in light of today’s headlines. We cannot skirt the constitution no matter how frightening the threat. We just cannot allow this to happen. There is no “pause” button on the constitution. Furthermore there is no need.
We can argue the “science” all day. The quotes are there because right now even the term “science” is up for grabs. So far science has produced a dud. As a matter of fact, the science followed by those who are at the headwaters of this debate – those controllers who want to lock us all in our rooms – is questionable at best. Is the “herd immunity” theory any better? Who knows? I sure don’t. So can we just stipulate any science involved here is more conjecture than a sure thing? Let’s move on from there.
Whether the response to this pandemic is good, bad or just plain “iffy”, the devastation left behind is just now starting to show. As bad as things look now, they are likely to get a lot worse. Even so, the citizens of this nation have mostly cooperated even when the “orders” are just plain stupid. Stupid as in “while sunshine kills the virus, it remains illegal to step into the sunshine because… virus.”. Only a politician could embrace such horsepucky.
I am certain the citizens of this nation would have responded responsibly without draconian decrees. What if I am wrong? Well, here’s where things get interesting. There’s this thing called a “tort”. A tort is a civil wrong. And there are also these things called a “criminal law”. You see, these same legislatures could make it a crime to infect someone and someone infecting another could be held financially liable.
Is this ideal? Far from it. I’d day such would be a nightmare to enforce and may well be tossed out of the courts anyway. Wait a minute… does that mean personal responsibility for spreading a virus could be held… unconstitutional? So what’s the answer?
How about we stop living in fear? How about we stop trying to find blame and make someone else pay for everything that happens? How about we go on about our lives rather than insulate ourselves from any and all potential issues?
One way or another this virus will run its course. Either way we are left with the aftermath. No matter how this pandemic was approached we would all end up about where we are now… questioning the effectiveness of the response and dealing with the details – all the while arguing about who is right about what. Like any of this will get us anywhere.
Back to the constitutional question, we are either self-governing or we are not. None of us were taught the civics lessons we needed to fully deploy a truly constitutional republic. Long before any of us were born the politicians divided up the citizenry like so much meat.
I’m glad Virginia’s 2A Sanctuary movement was mentioned. To me this may be one of the most significant events of my lifetime. Is this due to the results of the movement? No. The results, while satisfying encouraging as they were, proved ineffectual. No matter. There was a great civics lesson here for all us citizens. We can assert our authority and when we do, we make things happen. Granted, what “happened” turned out to be not so much BUT – this was far more demonstrative of our inherent power and authority than most anything in our lifetimes! It shined a light upon a path. The question now is… will we follow that path?