Are Lockdowns Constitutional?

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?

On the Road to Hell

In a moment I’ll link to an important read from John Whitehead at The Rutherford Institutite but first, my two-cents worth…

The old saying goes “The Road to hell is paved with good intentions.” When I look at what our “representatives” do day in and day out, I very much doubt this. Oh, they certainly pay lip service to “good intentions” but their real intent should be clear to anyone looking with a rational eye. They want power. Power is their end all and be all. With it they also gain wealth -OUR wealth. You need not take my word for it. Just look!

This pandemic throws back the curtain, revealing the true nature of those now in power. Witness their unbridled lust for power. In the article below John Whitehead details what is happening RIGHT NOW in the present.  These are not “conspiracy theories”. They are not visionary predictions. It is all going on right before your eyes. The question is what are YOU going to do about it?

The Slippery Slope to Despotism: Paved with Lockdowns, Raids and Forced Vaccinations

The only real power these despots have is what WE let them have. As citizens in this Constitutional Republic WE have the authority by right of birth. The controllers control. This is what they do. It is their nature. Their nature does not confer the authority to control any more than your natural tendency to procreate confers the authority to commit adultery. OUR authority, OUR birthright is a gift from Almighty God. With our birthright, we are endowed with stewardship of our nation. If we decline to step up and accept the responsibility inherent in our birthright – we will lose it all.

The ball is in your court.

God bless,


The Truth Is Right HERE!


The other day I met an impressive young man. He actively seeks God to the point where he has delved into scriptures while eschewing traditional church doctrine. One might think I am impressed with this fellow because his research validates much of what I have come to believe. No so, actually. From our conversation I’d say we indeed have come to some similar conclusions but I know from experience digging deep will likely turn up some strong points of contention. It reminds me of an experience when I was a young believer.

A friend of mine and myself happened upon a Christian man. We talked for a bit before he invited us in for further discussion. He sat down and opened his bible and began to verify and dispute things according to his understanding. Likewise, I encountered a pastor who visited my home every Wednesday evening to discuss a major point of contention. I remember little of the first instance other than I could not keep my eyes off his pretty daughter. Hey! I was young… okay? I was new and more along for the ride. As for the second round, the pastor would point out a scripture. I would read it and either say, “Yep, that is what it says!” or continue on to read the context. We both never got much past what we wanted to see. In all cases the truth was right there for those who would seek it.

Today, I point this revelation out to you. How many times has someone touted knowledge of this or that “secret message” in the bible or some other place? All my life I’ve come across this person or that alluding to some “hidden knowledge” guaranteed to change my life. It is all nonsense.

Back to the young man I met, he was long gone before I realized what should have been obvious: God isn’t “hiding” the truth from us! My own background began in scripture research and study. While I am grateful for this, I finally came to understand the “truth” is not in the “words” it is in the thoughts behind the words. This is not to say delving into scriptures is not useful or beneficial. It is not to say one need not consider the source – I’ve seen a single comma entirely change the meaning of a sentence – but the truth WILL out if you seek it.

So many gain recognition by claiming to have “found” truths “hidden for centuries”. I cannot count the number of times I’ve fallen for such garbage myself. Really!? Ask yourself… why? Why should any truth be hidden? Is it because “You can’t handle the truth!”? Actually that statement was proven wrong in the very movie from whence the quote is attributed.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Jesus said this and much much more. Read the scriptural record again, if you haven’t already. Did Jesus reveal any new “truths”? No! He simply held forth the very same truths taught from the beginning!

Psalms 25:10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

While there are many things we do not know, we do have what we need!

2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

I’ll leave you with one example not directly connected with scripture – our Constitutional Republic.

Most of my posts in this blog center around the concept that our Constitutional Republic is, it itself, a gift from Almighty God. Who else has every stated this to you? Is it true? Do your “rights” as detailed in the Bill of Rights emanate from the Constitution? Are they “granted” by men? Does your right to govern yourself require permission from men? Does not all authority come from God Himself?

Nobody taught me any of this. I came to this conclusion by prayer and logical reasoning – tools available to every man, woman and child. This truth was never hidden, it simply was never taught. Thus this truth was not “revealed” to me. It is not a secret. So many times I want to kick myself because I failed to see it for most of my life. It was right in front of me all along.

This is true of ALL THE TRUTH YOU NEED to live a fruitful, prosperous, happy life. It is all right in front of you. All you need to is open your eyes and/or pray the scales be removed from them. Yes, some remain blinded.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

1 John 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Some will ever fail to see the truth but this need not be you! If you are reading this, you are seeking and seeking the truth is the most important thing.

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

No one sincerely seeking God’s truth will be denied. NO ONE! God is NOT who is keeping you from knowing the truth. He puts everything we need right in front of our eyes. Those who are “blinded” have been deceived and misled. Many are happy to wallow in their deception. This need not be you. Seek the truth. It is not hard to find. It is right in front of you.

God bless,


Big Laugh!

Saw this in my internet wanderings today…

While I totally agree, it is laughable because we citizens have put up with this disgrace for decades. Said permission is as ingrained in our psyches as the ideas of government-dictated “minimum wages”, social security and a plethora of “mandates”.  Get real.

Now the controllers are breaking down our doors to collect the balance from our down payment. The bill? Our liberties. ALL of them. That is what they want and, unless we put our feet down, that is what they will get.

Permission to carry a gun? Please. Soon we will be asking permission to pee.

Have you had enough yet?

God bless,


Battle Lines Forming – Where do YOU Stand?

No one needs a crystal ball to see the present. The controllers demand obedience. Citizens – SOME citizens are pushing back. Here are some notes on the swirl of events without comment:

Elon Musk defies Alameda County shutdown orders, opens his Tesla plant. County officials back down.

Michigan citizens swarm Lancaster in protest of Governor’s lockdown.

Pennsylvania counties pledge to reopen for business despite Governor’s orders.

Wisconsin Court rules lock down unconstitutional

Citizens are exercising our prerogative to overrule overzealous politicians. That’s a good thing, but let us not overlook the rest. In other headlines, citizens are being arrested for “civil disobedience”, the controllers are rolling out new technologies to spy on citizens such as infrared cameras on drones and other devices geared towards monitoring every step we take. Other controllers propose mandatory testing and even “papers” to  carry and present to prove citizens have jumped though whatever hoops they deem prudent.

No matter what concessions are won in the short term, the controllers will shoot for long-ranging controls to maintain leverage their power. This battle has just begun. The question is: where are YOU?

The simple fact is, most citizens will remain on the sidelines, watching the show. Such things have always been this way. In this case, watching is loosing liberty. Our government – our TRUE government – our Constitutional Republic is a SELF-GOVERNMENT.  Participation is our duty if we want it to work. That so many sit on the sidelines is the very reason for the  mess we are in today. Your country needs you!

When WE THE PEOPLE show up in force  – things happen. Good things. The controllers fear us and they should. They also despise us and we’ve earned that. As long as we allow them to pull the strings, they can laugh at us as they make us dance to any tune they wish.

The battle lines are drawn. Whether liberty prevails or the controllers tighten their grasp is up to you. Are you in or out?

God bless,



MAD and the Economic Scorched Earth

During the height of the “Cold War” we all became familiar with the concept of MAD – Mutually Assured Destruction. The crux of the concept was – if the Soviets tried to nuke us into oblivion, we would nuke them off the face of the earth. Everybody loses. Yes, it was also called the “Scorched Earth” policy. MAD was a better term because the entire idea was indeed insane. My question is: is the Wuhan virus the globalists’ version of MAD?

First off, let’s not talk “conspiracy” huh? Instead, how about we think in terms of “opportunity”? Whether or not anyone planned on unleashing this virus on the world is a moot point, at best. If this was someone’s plan it turned out to be a bungled mess. When the smoke clears there is a good chance fear of the virus tallied more deaths than the virus itself. Likewise the aftermath – the totally irrational response to the so-called “danger” the virus presented. Bluntly put, I seriously doubt if any of the “elites” are competent enough to pull such a stunt off. They would find a way to drop all the balls. And yet… here we are in a nation, a world actually, almost totally shut down and firmly in control – or so they think – of a handful of controllers. Please, do not give the controllers too much credit. As ruthless and sociopathic as they are, they aren’t all that brilliant. What they are is better described as cunning and opportunistic.

Consider a common career criminal who happens to be walking down the street planning his next mugging. Suddenly an armored truck swerves in front of him and crashes. Miraculously, the doors burst open revealing bags of cash. It just so happens the truck takes out a delivery guy making his last run for the day. His van is left running a few feet from the wreckage. It is empty, seemingly waiting for someone to fill it up and drive away. What does the criminal do? Why, he fills his pockets and runs!

Of course not. He fills up that van and takes off. Chances are he will not live “happily ever after”. He will find some way to screw himself out of his good fortune. I see so many parallels here.

Compare the career criminal in our story with the “elites”. ‘nough said. Regardless of how highly they hold themselves, the “elites” are mere fallible humans just like the rest of us. In some ways they fall far below the curve because they have no clue what it means to live as the majority of citizens. They are, in a word, insulated from our reality. The fact is they are failures in a failed ideology. They will scoff at this as they ponder what gourmet snack to scrounge from their $24,000 fridge but what will they do when their power goes out? I mean, after their generators fail, of course. But I digress…

Career criminality aside, the “elites” must ultimately fail. I say this with such confidence because their basic premise is flawed. While centralization is their ultimate brass ring – it is also the very reason the “elites” have to fail. Remember the adage “don’t put all your eggs in one basket”? Cliche’s are cliché for a reason. Reality will bite them in the ass. What I’m asking is not if but when? Will they take the nation down with them? Unless we stand up, reclaim our authority and put a stop to this nonsense, it is very likely they will at least succeed in scorching the earth beyond recognition.

What the Controllers Want

No secret agendas here – the controllers want control. It is what they always want. Joe “Malarkey” Biden and Hilary “What Difference Does It Make” Clinton have BOTH stated this is the perfect time to “radically transform” our nation. While I cannot find a reference to Clinton’s statement I did find this one from when she endorsed the bumbling one for President:

“It needs to be part of a much larger system and eventually and quickly I hope gets us to universal healthcare so I can only say amen to everything you’re saying,” Hillary said. “This would be a terrible crisis to waste.”

Yes, she actually said that. You just can’t make this stuff up!

Meanwhile, yes, ol’ Malarky Joe said exactly how this was an exciting opportunity to “radically transform the country

What do they want? More from the town hall event:

The discussion between the two top Democrats featured sharp criticisms of Trump along with an expansive progressive policy wish list: higher minimum wage, universal health care, expanded unemployment compensation, abortion rights, paid sick leave, subsidies for domestic violence victims and protections for the federal program known as food stamps.

Already unemployment benefits pay more for people NOT to work. Can anyone honestly say this is an incentive to get the nation moving economically? Meanwhile Nancy Pelosi and others are proposing a basic monthly income for all. Such can only end in two ways. Such a system will either break under its own weight or make slaves of us all.

Meanwhile the nation’s economy continues to disintegrate. Food is being dumped while the stores are empty. Food may soon be the number one issue facing all of us. We all need food and shelter to survive. If you live in a city – God help you. For those of us in flyover country – it is time to regroup.

Recognizing what is happening is the first step but what can anyone do about it? My own solution is simple – not easy but simple. We need to decentralize. What does this mean?Start now. Start locally. Start right at home. Plant a garden for goodness sakes! If you have a garden already, consider expanding it. Think now about how you will preserve food. Prepare now for a hard winter. If it never comes. If I am totally, absolutely 100% wrong – what have you lost?

Next, gather your friendlies. Find out how you can help them and how they can help you. Make plans and preparations to join forces if necessary. Recently I read something that partly stuck because it made a lot of sense. Basically, it said the key to surviving is to be with about 30 people who care about each other. There may never be a need to gather around one location but it would not hurt to have a plan to do so.

Finally, gain control of your local government. This sounds more radical than it should. I do not mean any sort of “rebellion”, but simply showing up at local board meetings to offer your input. We are a republic. We are self-governed. This means your opinion not only counts but it is your duty to help guide those we put in place to represent us. This duty belongs to all of us citizens.

Planned crisis or not, the controllers are bound to take every advantage. This is their golden opportunity to entrench themselves in our lives. They are not “masterminds”. For my money they aren’t really all that bright. One needs not be intelligent to be cunning. To an extent, I agree with them, but I see a different opportunity – one where WE THE PEOPLE reclaim our birthright – our Constitutional Republic. This is OUR opportunity to beat back the failed centralists, to exercise our God-given authority to govern ourselves while establishing a system that works from the bottom up as it was intended.

God bless,


Divine Intervention

Are you waiting for Almighty God to save you? Did you ever consider the idea we are all in the same “boat” right now?

Over the past few decades, I’ve been in all kinds of unpleasant situations. Some them seemed quite dire at the time. Dire, as in broke, discouraged and in the middle of nowhere in a foreign country where I couldn’t even begin to speak the language dire. Worse, I ended up there fully believing God Himself had lead me there. Ouch!

Often I had to remind myself – God is in control. Even now. Guess what?

God IS in control – even NOW. Divine intervention is happening now. Where will it all lead? I have no idea. I have hopes and dreams and aspirations. I have a vision for this nation. Don’t get me wrong – this “vision” is what “I” would like to see happen – not what anyone would call a “Godly vision”. Know the difference! I cannot tell you what will and what will not come to pass. I simply do not know. Here is what I DO know:

Our nation remains a Constitutional Republic. WE HAVE the authority to self-govern. There are those who desire to strip this authority from us. They work towards this end as I write. Since the very start of this nation and even before, men, mostly men, have dedicated themselves to usurping our God-given authority. In many cases they succeeded. In fact, in the entire history of our nation, we citizens have NEVER fully realized the power and authority granted to us by Almighty God. It is safe to say, at best, we only scratched the surface. Why?

Ignorance, for one thing – a lack of knowledge. We’ve lacked knowledge of how our republic was divinely designed to operate. We’ve lacked knowledge of the true source of the gift and our birthright. We’ve lacked knowledge of our true authority. Worse, we’ve lacked knowledge of the true source of our authority – God Himself. If we, or our ancestors, had truly turned to Almighty God, we would only need to ask to uncover the truth. How do I know this? Because I asked. These writings are the result – the answers I received.

Note these writings are not “prophetic” as most understand prophecy. They are not deep spiritual secrets. These words I write, these concepts are neither hard to understand nor do they require massive intelligence. The wisdom I receive from God is nothing special – in other words – they are nothing any of you could not receive if you were to do just one thing…. ASK!

I asked and I received. Maybe you asked and maybe this is one way God is answering you. Just sayin’. The question I’m asking now is…. what do we DO with this knowledge? Now that I KNOW our Constitutional Republic is intact, that WE HAVE the authority along with stewardship – responsibility, what now? Well, this is where consternation sets in.

What if you were on a boat over deep water and someone was drowning? The problem is you can’t swim and there is nothing in the boat to offer help? Would you feel helpless? This is sort of where I am at now. All I can do is “shout” for help. It’s frustrating because while there are plenty of boats (citizens) around me, nobody is listening.

I am only one man with a very unique perspective. Worse, unlike the controllers, my very beliefs in independence abhors the very thought of forcing anyone to my point of view, much less forcing anyone to listen to my cry. The good news is, I am not alone.

Once again, I’ll refer to the 2A sanctuary movement here in Virginia. If there was an organizing force behind this movement, I am not aware of it. How did this come about? It was a reaction to events here in Virginia. From what I can gather citizens simply showed up. We need more of this – a LOT more!

This movement is a model for citizen action. While it may not be a perfect model, the power displayed was awe inspiring. The whole nation took notice! The best part is, it all happened with nary a word from yours truly. Sure I posted some stuff and even sent a letter of support to the local papers, but this all started without my input and would have continued if I had not participated at all.

Again, I am just one man, one voice. MY voice is not important. OUR VOICES are what count! This is what our Republic is designed for. For our Republic to be strong it takes many, rather than a few.

You do not need me to schedule meetings. They are already on the calendar. They are YOUR village, town and county board meetings. This is where YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES meet on a regular basis. If you go with someone or take someone with you, all the better. If you can encourage others to go – it would be great, but do not let the failure of others prevent you from doing what is right.

Each of us citizens have a say. We have stewardship and thus are charged by God Almighty to do our part in governing ourselves. It is not for you to “control” anyone else. You control yourself. If you are wise, you submit to Almighty God of your own free will. The foolish submit to ungodly individuals who usurp authority they have not been granted. They – the controllers and those who submit to them may enjoy some short-term victories and relief but the price they will pay is a hefty one.

As I am not responsible for your actions – or failure to act – you are only responsible for your  own actions. No one answers to you or me. We all answer to God Himself. I urge you to turn to God now. ASK! Ask what is on your heart. Ask Him to show you what is true. He is faithful. He will reveal more than you could ever guess.

God bless,




We Are Here…

Most likely you’ve seen something along the lines of a woman – it is always a woman – complaining about the guy is lost. My favorite response is “we’re not lost honey, we’re right here.” and that is about were we are with this Wuhan pandemic. Note the word pandemic = “prevalent over a whole country or the world.”. Yes, technically this is a “pandemic”.  That said, the panic and response has caused far more problems than the actual virus.

Some say this Wuhan Kung  Flu is a Hoax. As far as I am concerned, such speculation does not matter anymore. The whole idea of this event being planned and executed should be frightening as it would suggest very high level of savvy execution. Frankly, it looks more like wholesale bumbling than a well-executed operation. As generally happens, some keep their heads and take advantage of any opportunities. Nancy Pelosi and company top my list here. If I were to guess, I’d say they didn’t panic due to their inherent sociopathic tendencies. It would not surprise me to know some were disappointed the death toll was not a lot higher. Never forget part of the globalist agenda is an 80% reduction in human population.

In any case, here we are, stuck in the middle of flu.

Is there really any need to outline the chaos perpetrated by the politicians – those we’ve entrusted to run our various governments? If you don’t know or recognize the damage done by those “in charge” by now, I doubt if there is any hope for you.

I found this meme amusing…

In case you forget it was AG Barr who reportedly requested Congress suspend the constitution. He was not alone in his desires. Of course, the internet and airwaves even are full of stories of unconstitutional abuse by so-called “authorities”.

Recently I saw a headline about a park ranger in Texas tossed into a lake while trying to “enforce social distancing”.  Reading further I’d say social distancing was only one of the issues involved, but the point is tolerance for such enforcement is dissolving. While this is not necessarily a bad thing in itself, such events will likely widen the gap between controllers and citizens. Keep in mind, the controllers’ minions are nearly always armed. One cannot expect these confrontations to end well.

There is a larger problem looming…


For all practical purposes “here” is a mire wrapped in a fog. There is no telling where we may end up. Most of us are just trudging along.

Setting aside the figurative, the real question is… where do we go from here? I hate to admit this but like certain so many politicians and their globalist cohorts, I too, see tremendous opportunity emerging from the wreckage. The controllers have shown their true colors while inadvertently pulling back the curtain to reveal themselves as the powerless wimps they are. All they are left with at this point is a well-equipped police presence and the facade of legal authority. Let’s face it, their armed forces are far to few to be effective. At best they could intimidate by concentrating in large groups. Such is not our nation. We are spread out. We are everywhere. They cannot be everywhere. The mere size of our population and our nation presents a real problem for the centralists as long as we remain in small groups.  As far as any “authority” goes – I refer to theirs in quotes for good reason.

Just as our own authority is derived from Almighty God who has entrusted us with stewardship along with the birthright of self-government, the controllers “authority” is such as we grant them by the true authority vested in us.

Face facts: someone is going to exercise authority – real or imagined. As of now, some already are. They’ve usurped authority they do not actually have. Even IF they can justify their actions claiming implied authority – WE have THE authority to overrule them. Theirs is not absolute. Only Almighty God can rightfully claim absolute authority and He as granted authority to US.

Consider that.

God bless,


Life After Wuhan Kung Flu

In this morning’s headlines, some “experts” say this virus may not go away.  Nothing that hasn’t said before. My question: what are the controllers setting us up for? Forgive me for my cynicism.

Daisy Luther offers some thoughts on what things might be like after this pandemic settles down. How are these two things related?

Well first, here is a quote from Daisy’s article:

Here’s an example: Chase Bank gaveRuth’s Chris Steak House a $20 million forgivable loan meant for small businesses by dividing it up by locations instead of treating the company like the large corporation that it is. Incidentally, Chase “earned” $100K for processing the loan.

Are getting this? The professional looters in congress authorizes “relief” i.e. another way to spend OUR money. Who benefits? Big business – even though this is supposed to be for “small” business. Meanwhile CHASE pockets $100K for their “trouble”.

Folks, we are constantly being scammed. This is a perfect example how our “representatives” pick our pockets. If you doubt me, go ahead and see who Chase Bank funds politically. Don’t stop at direct contributions – look at lobbying efforts also. Meanwhile the nation suffers.

Back to Daisy, she offers some excellent strategies for making through the hard times. My own takeaway is her emphasis on local economic efforts such as barter. I agree. We need to keep as much economic activity as close as possible. This is not to say you can’t sell your homemade dodads online, but why not buy your eggs from that farm down the street rather than at the supermarket. Or better yet, buy some chicks so you can enjoy your own bounty in a few weeks. It’s not easy, I know from experience but the eggs are the best and the chickens help keep the ticks and fleas in check too.

In a small way this also helps my family maintain our independence. This spring we incubated some of those eggs and had a very promising hatch. It’s not a big thing but everything we do to break away from government intervention is a victory.

God bless,




The Strategic Culture Foundation published an article on Bloomberg’s promotional piece urging California’s secession from the Union. (h/t My response? YES!

The idea is not all good. I certainly never thought I’d side with Lil’ Mikey but if California wants to leave – good riddance! That said, there is more to it than this. By principle alone I totally agree with ANY state’s right to leave the Union. Nothing in our Constitution even suggests otherwise. By all rights our nation should not exist as it does today… so why do so many have a problem with this?

In a word… power. The United States of America is the most powerful nation this world has ever known. Or so we like to think. I’m sure someone could offer solid counterarguments to this statement. I don’t really care. If this nation isn’t number one, it’s still right at the top of anyone’s list. This power is not something the controllers want to give up.

Once again, I’ll trot out my strongest logical counter for those who balk at the idea: decentralization.  In other words, while the controllers want to concentrate power – focus it into a single strong force – my own desire is to diffuse it. Concentrated this power rests at the fingertips of a few. To me this is like allowing a playground full of children to play with a high explosive device. Sooner or later, one of them is going to make the wrong connection.

This power does not belong in D.C. It doesn’t even belong in our state capitals. The power rightfully belongs to you and me – to all of us. Not focused, not concentrated , but diffused.

Bluntly put, I do not see this nation holding together much longer anyway. Maybe this is wishful thinking on my part but I do not believe so. As a people we are polarizing. The very infrastructure is weakening. Meanwhile the controllers continue to rob us blind of our wealth and our liberty. This cannot continue.

If not California, then some other state will make a move. Whoever they are will have my full support and blessing.

God bless,


A New Economy – One View

No matter if you’ve followed my posts, immersed yourself in the MSM or dug into the myriad of analysis and speculation on the internet – chances are you’ve come to this conclusion: this world will not be the same as it emerges from the Wuhan pandemic. To put it more bluntly – we will all see a dramatic change. The world as we knew it has already ended. So how will things take shape from here?

Who knows? Nobody can seriously predict the future. Certainly not me. What I can do is put forth a hopeful scenario. Unlike anyone’s predictions or speculation, my idea is not something we can or should wait for some “leader” or “organization” to implement. Rather, I see this current circumstance as a fantastic opportunity to put ourselves on the correct path to individual liberty and self-government.

Backtracking just a bit, for months now I’ve been “preaching”, if you will, about reclaiming our birthright – our God-given Constitutional Republic. My conclusions on this developed from a lifelong disconnect over two things.

One: a belief in our constitution as the law of our land and nation.

Two: the realization that reality isn’t working as it is supposed to – constitution-wise.

It took a lifetime of prayer and searching to realize what should have been obvious. It’s not working because WE aren’t working it! There is nothing wrong with the machine – the constitution. The problem is “operator error”. In short, our attitude as citizens has been “set it and forget it” or “be sure to vote, then go back to your life”. This is not how self-government was ever intended to work!

How many times have you been angry at one of your “representatives” for their actions or failure to act? How often have you sat idly by when law after idiotic law is passed? Have you contacted your representatives? Have you attended public meetings? Political party events? Written letters to the editor? No doubt you have. I’ve done all that myself. My own results can be described as disappointing, at best. How about yours? All of this is participation. It is not “self government”. What?!?

I consider it safe to say all of my efforts and yours are attempts to work within “the system”. What is this system? It was not built by you and I. This system was in place long before we were born. It is a “top down” organization where “our leaders” decide matters and from time to time pay lip service to “the constituents” by appearing to listen to them from time to time and by accepting “votes”. Typically, by the time any votes are tallied, the decision has already been made… and not by us. The result?

The controllers control. They control the process. They control the system. They control the outcome. The outcome generally results in extracting our money and further limiting our lives. Now, they’ve made a mess of things and we allowed it. The question is will we continue to allow it?

Don’t get me wrong – we can point fingers all day long and for every tomorrow until the end of time – it will get us nowhere. Sure the controllers ran wild – looting and stealing anything and everything they could, and all of that right from under our own noses. Often, we helped them. We’ve certainly enabled them. That’s the point, really. When it comes right down to it, we can blame nobody but ourselves. Granted we’ve been duped from birth. When has ANYONE else told you our Constitutional Republic was your God-given birthright? Did you listen? Are you listening now? What are you going to DO about it?

If all you can do is throw up your hands in surrender then you have your answer. The controllers are happy to control. You need do nothing. No worries. The controllers prefer it this way as long as you do nothing other than what you are told to do. Go ahead. Do nothing. You might as well get on your knees now because that is where you will spend the remainder of your life. Serving your betters. If this leaves a bad taste in your mouth – good! There is hope left. It does not have to end this way.

So what does all this have to do with the economy?

Is the news of this near nationwide shutdown new to you? Of course not. Yet, here we all sit, waiting for permission to go back to work. Permission from who? The President? He is deferring to the Governors. So the Governors then? Why? By what authority have they shut us down anyway? Even if they did have such authority, there is now a great deal of question about the wisdom of their actions. Either way, as self-governing citizens, WE have the final say. WE have the authority to overrule our representatives – those whom we elect to pass laws and administer those laws. Now, how about we expand this thinking?

Our Economy

Just about all economic activity is regulated on the state and federal level. How regulated? A couple of years ago, a bill was introduced here in Virginia to “allow” certain “cottage industries”. This is just one example of how subservient we’ve allowed ourselves to become. We cannot make and sell cookies or soap without government approval. The fact is there are very few activities we can engage in without some sort of “permission”. In other words, we “self-governing” citizens are required to seek permission from some government entity before engaging in nearly all trade and/or service. Ostensibly this is touted as a means to “protect” us citizens. Makes sense in a way, as it is just one more way to give up liberty for “safety”. This pandemic shutdown is a blatant demonstration of just how much control the controllers want. Up until now, we let them have it. The thing is… we can put a stop to all of this RIGHT NOW. How?

A few posts ago, I wrote if President Trump really wanted to reboot the economy, he should get government out of our way so WE can handle it. Imagine the economic powerhouse this nation can be if we shed the shackles imposed upon us by our own employees – our governments. Already, in response to national needs real and perceived – businesses across the nation have retooled to supply many market demands. We can ALL do this, in one way or another.

Let’s go back to work, but before we do, let’s reconsider what “going back to work” means to each of us. Let me ask you… what do YOU want to do? Do you have a dream? Is there something you’ve always wanted to do? To produce? Why not do it now? Now here’s the rub…

While we can do these things individually, we cannot do this alone. If I struck out to make “widgets”, I’d surely be shut down by some “authority”. The same goes for you. We need to couple our individual economic might with local authority – self-governing authority. To this end we need to emulate the 2A sanctuary movement to some extent by gathering at our town and county seats to pass resolutions sending a message to the capital that WE are open for business and THEY are essentially shut down.

We need to put the controllers on notice – county by county, town by town, village by village: we are done with the “status quo”. We are taking up our authority and taking matters into our own hands. We will let them know when their services will be required and what we will require of them. It is high time we turned the tables on the controllers. The correct way for a constitutional republic to operate is from the bottom up. THIS is what self-government means!

The controllers have failed spectacularly. This should be no surprise. They’ve been on this path for decades. They’ve fouled our Republic to such an extent so it can no longer function as a republic. Either we take up our own stewardship or bend a knee to our new lords. We can blame nobody but ourselves for this. At this point “blame” is the least of our worries. No matter who one holds responsible this mess has to be cleaned up. Do not expect the controllers to fix what they’ve so handily ruined. The real question is:

What are YOU going to do?

God bless,


It Has Got To Stop

This insanity has to stop. Let’s face it, the world has been nuts for a very long time but things these days makes the past few years look almost pastoral.

This morning I read the headline of Fox stating President Trump claims total control over re-opening the economy. Apparently he never read Atlas Shrugged. You see… the controllers’ grasp on us citizens is just as much fantasy as the dreamworld they’ve built for us.

Ironically, the “woke” left are actually wandering around in some sort of Matrix scenario. Maybe we all are, but that is not the point.

The point here is while I will not take for granted Fox quoted him accurately, Trump has total control over nothing really.  All any of us can control is our own selves. Nothing more. Nothing less. Sure we can put a knife to someone’s throat and otherwise threaten death or harm for non-compliance but one can still choose death. It is the biggest, baddest FU anyone can give but it IS an option.

Also, I take exception to Ayn Rand’s statement. While our governments may believe they are “free” to do anything they want and while they indeed act on those beliefs, the reality is they are not at all “free”. They are literally taking liberties. We are literally handing those liberties to them. We can stop at any time but we have to MAKE the controllers stop. WE have to enforce the constitution. WE need to take back control. What we cannot do is sit back and wait for the controllers to “give back” what they have seized. It will not happen.

God bless,


Is “Normal” Gone for Good?

Chinese Wuhan update – another massive spike 1970 new deaths. Despite what I hear from the media new cases are also on the rise. There was a rather large dip but it was only a dip. Now the pattern seems to be three days before a spike and not two. The pattern broke and not for the better.

One more thing… thus far this virus is sweeping through highly populated areas. Well, duh, what would anyone expect? I do not think rural areas are going to escape. A “second wave”, so to speak will hit those of us in flyover country. I doubt if this wave will be as bad due to the extraordinary precautions we are taking. My last venture into town revealed most people wearing masks and avoiding contact. How will this affect the outcome?

My thought this morning: Well… there goes our cognitive bias. Much has written about this cognitive bias thing. The actual term is a specific named bias i.e. “normalcy bias” – meaning of course – nothing changes. As someone who tends to resist change at all costs, I know, much to my chagrin, everything changes all the time. Still we like to delude ourselves with the idea of sameness. Well now all of that is out the window. Everything is changing right before our eyes. The question now is – how will we deal with it?

Last night I watched some dodo – I’m sure he is one of the “important” dodos – tell the world this virus thing is going to keep us locked down for 18 – eighteen – months.. Yeah. No. I don’t see that happening. Already we are going stir crazy as a nation. It is not so bad for me as I can write and such. I have more stuff to do than ever before. Too bad none of it seems to pay a nickel.

If it is true this virus is not going away anytime soon, then I think we, as a nation, will make the decision to move on. Already there are calls to get back to work. Already I see stirrings of “let’s get this thing over with!” In my mind’s eye I see a soldier under sniper fire saying “Aw HELL!” and running straight at the threat.

While I’d love to see us stand together in town halls and county seats to tell the controllers to stuff it, I doubt such a thing will happen – not at this time. What I can see is open defiance – for lack of a better term. One story cites what they call a “Rebellion” by a local sheriff who refuses to stop citizens for “disobeying” orders to stay home.

Yesterday I tweeted about AG Barr asking Congress to allow suspension of the Constitution. He should know better. Neither Congress nor anyone else has the authority to suspend the Law of the Land. Such an action has a name and the name is treason. Likewise the controllers have zero authority to order citizens to stay home. They just don’t. They can ask. They can plead. They can beg. They cannot order. No such provision exists in our Constitution, nor should it. The entire idea of self-governing is to leave the final decisions up to us. And this is what I can see happening.

Already, we’ve seen a few who refuse to kneel. It is a trickle. There will be more. Soon it will be a flood. Will the virus spread because of this? Probably it will. Now the “experts” are suggesting there is no stopping this virus. If this is the case we have a choice – live out our days in poverty and fear – something like the second coming of the dark ages or chuck it and move on with our lives. I suspect we will choose the latter.

Taking all of this into consideration, the very things we are doing to prevent or at least mitigate this pandemic may well prolong it. If the bug swept through the nation as it did in parts of Italy and New York, it would surely take a huge toll but then it would be essentially over. Yes, reinfection is a possibility but if it is, then it will be either way. Unless the virus is totally eradicated, then it will continue to plague us. While we can sit and wait for someone to come up with an effective treatment, no one can guarantee if or when this will happen.

God bless,


Why Citizens Need to STOP Rogue Government

This just in from Maryland…

Pro-Gun Software Developer Was Asleep at Home When Police Killed Him in Firearms Bust, Family Says

A later story from The American Conservative includes a sketchy narrative from the Montgomery County Police. Nothing in what they have to say for themselves in any way justifies taking this young man’s life.  This is government gone wild – not the Feds, not a state government but on a county level. Granted the county’s actions will be blessed by both state and federal “authorities”. It cannot and will not have my blessing… ever. It should not have yours either if you have any sense of right and wrong.

This needs to stop and by “this” I do not mean JUST rubber-stamped death squads invading the homes of citizens. I mean the rampant disregard for ALL of our God-given rights. Over decades we citizens have turned the other cheek while government entities at all levels chip away at what was once sacred and is still sacred. Yes. Sacred.

When God Almighty bestows a Holy Gift upon a person – that gift is sacred. Our rights are gifts from a Holy Almighty God. They are sacred. They need to be held as such. No man, no court of law has any authority whatsoever to soil what God Almighty has so generously endowed us with. We, not “they” are responsible for what God gave us. WE are the stewards of these gifts and WE must hold those who would abuse them accountable.

The abuse must stop and stop now. No more politics. No more wiggle room. It stops. Read the Bill of Rights – the first ten amendments to our constitution. We can start with those. Every single item listed here must enjoy strict adherence. If we err, let is err in favor of the citizen rather than any government entity.

Amendment I

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.

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Amendment VII

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Our birthright as citizens of this nation is our constitutional republic – the authority and power to rule is in our hands. We need to step up and take ownership. Then we need to hold those entrusted with representing us and those employed by us accountable. We need to, as a nation of citizens, put a stop to those representatives and employees ignoring our God-given rights. This is our place. This is our nation. This is our responsibility.

God bless,

Andy Havens