Trump’s Iowa Landslide – What IF?

What IF? IF you are at all like me there are a LOT of “What Ifs” in your mind. I’ll share some of mine, feel free to share yours.

What IF WE the People are indeed speaking again? Many, myself included,

Picture Courtesy of The Epic Times

at least entertained the idea that electing Trump in 2016 was largely us giving the political establishment the finger. That idea still brings a smile to my face. In 2016, I sort of “held my nose” as I voted for him. He hadn’t won me over. I voted more against Hillary than I did FOR Trump. In 2020, my vote was solidly FOR Trump. That said there was no way I’d ever give Joe Bobo the nod. I’d rise from my grave to snatch my “absentee ballot” from their fingers. Fast forward to today.

Trump has my vote. No one else comes close. I will vote for him EVEN if the “powers that usurp” decide my vote for Trump doesn’t count. Stuff that in your ballot boxes assholes. Then I’m sure you can guess where you can stuff that ballot box. However that IS the next “What IF”. What IF my vote doesn’t count? What IF the usurpers already have the 2024 election fixed? No doubt they are working feverously towards this end. Can we stop it? To this end, I became an election official. Know this – I live in such a rural county that even IF they could turn our entire tally at will, it would not be a spit in the bucket in a state, much less a national election. Needless to say I did not become an election official with any delusions of “saving” any election. My goal was to set an example as a citizen willing to do my part. Now I’m asking you to do the same.

You should first realize no matter where you live, you alone will not “save” any election by becoming an election official. This unveils the true beauty of decentralized government. We ALL need to take part in our system of government, from voting, to serving, to holding those serving accountable. This is what self-governing entails. If you don’t like it, keep doing nothing and rest assured that burden will be lifted from you by your new masters. Just don’t come whining to me about what a crapload of a burden your new masters require you to bear. It will be too late by then.

We all need to do everything we can to ensure only legal votes are counted. Beyond that, and maybe far more important, we should garner as many legal votes as we can. Talk to people. Carry some voter registration forms with you. Set some piles in places like gun shops. Volunteer to man a booth to register voters at local events. If there is no booth or table, organize one! For goodness sake lets take a page from the democRats and make an effort to get out the vote! Here in Virginia, any citizen can register AND vote right up to and including election day.

What IF the democRats try to steal the 2024 election? There is no “What IF” in my mind as far as the statists are concerned. They are already going all out to make sure they stay in power. If this isn’t obvious to you, read some headlines – and that’s just their over actions. Covertly, I expect they will continue their tried and true trickery, such as getting out the dead vote, gathering and generating fake voters, harvesting whatever votes they can get and so on.

The BIG WHAT IF – What IF Trump wins?

Let’s be realistic. First, CAN Trump win this election? Realistically speaking? Yes. He can. IF We the People do our part. Even better if we turn to God for deliverance because God Almighty can turn any tide even against overwhelming opposition.

So what IF Trump wins? We get four more years of a Trump presidency. Yes, he can do a lot, more with a Congress that works with him rather than against him. But even if he is able to work at optimal efficiency, he only has four years. At the risk of sounding like a broken record – Donald J. Trump cannot save our nation. He just can’t. Salvation is God’s work. We need to stop trying to work around God and start going to God first.

Maybe, just maybe, a Trump win could mark a turnaround for our nation. One scenario I envision is WE the People, get off our cushy butts and roll up our sleeves. We get to work – start participating by becoming involved in our nation’s business ourselves and encouraging others to join us. We start flexing our own political clout, pulling together to heal our nation and bring those tagged to serve to heel. Can all this happen? Sure it can. Will it happen? It depends on YOU. The only actions YOU control are YOUR OWN. Will YOU do YOUR part?

What’s In Store for 2024

Please. Let me start with… do I seem like a prophet to you? Assuredly, I have no claim to any ability to predict the future. Sorry. So why the “promising title”?

What I can see is the present, today, December 31, 2023 and wow! I’m a bit overwhelmed at the moment.

If I may remind you, I am supposed to be semi-retired. Before you ask how that’s working out for me, lemmetellya – not so much. Of course for the next few months I’ll be helping my wife in her business. This year I might be doing more than just answering the phones. Time will tell. Beyond that…

I’ve been asked to help a friend build his shopping cart platform – Netzcart With that I’m beginning to think “hooboy! what have I gotten myself into?”

Look, it is a great shopping cart system – take it from someone who fought with Volusion for seven years. After finally talking the boss into considering finding a new platform and wading through dozens of cart systems, I finally found Netzcart. Other than the fact it was the only one I found that could do what I wanted, I was able to talk directly with the owner – Avner Netz (yes, that IS his real name!) The project was aborted due to some miscommunications causing the boss to question Avner’s integrity. I rather think the boss lost a bit if confidence in me as well but there were other issues at hand too. In any case, the boss decided to stay with the hated Volusion and I eventually parted ways with them.

It wasn’t until recently I got curious and checked – they’ve now gone with Shopify – ugh. Okay, look, Shopify didn’t get to the be the top shopping cart by being awful. They are not – BUT there are a couple of “gotchas” one must watch out for, like how much the price goes up once you hit certain milestones. In other words, like so many others, you get penalized for being successful.

The other one that glares at me – one you might not notice at all is they are geared to b2b operations. For instance: Netzcart offers this cool order page so a customer who knows the item numbers can simply pop them in to place an order – that can be a real time-saver, especially for those golden regular customers.

Not to mention, Netzcart is VERY multi-sales channel AND multi-domain friendly. If you want to sell from your own domain, AND Facebook AND ebay AND Google shopping AND Instagram – you can manage them all from Netzcart. Retail and wholesale? No problem. Setting Multiple pricing levels is a breeze. No wonder I liked the platfrom so much.

As good as Netzcart is, Avner is a much better developer than a marketer. So he reached out to me. What I thought would be a simple thing has turned into a major project. Like I said – hooboy.

There are so many things to tweak and so much to learn along the way. You’d think with 30+ years of sales and marketing background I’d have some sort of handle on all this but I constantly feel like I’m losing my grip. My knowledge is scattered among several categories and much of it needs updating. For instance, I’ve done email marketing but changes in methods, tools, and perceptions require lots of updating.

Adding to my personal “woes”,  there was some bone in my head that decided to pop for a couple of new domains. Like I need that. But I kinda liked the ideas so I went for it. One is “Ishoot22.com” because,, well I want to shoot more and these days, shooting .22s makes the most sense.  And I wanted to blog about it so….

Then there’s “indoorplantpro.com”. Oi. What was I thinking! Okay so I’veWintering Peppers been gardening a lot more in the summer. This  fall I decided to “winter” my pepper plants to get a head start on next spring.  They are thriving.  While I’ve always somewhat held up my “brown thumb” as a sort of badge of honor, my recent successes have caused me to rethink. Then I think back to my aforementioned boss. He was always big on indoor plants. At the time I always thought a plant store would be an interesting venture.

Add to all that the nagging thoughts I’ve had about growing my own herbs for cooking. Long ago we had dinner at a friend’s house. They had a custom built home with a magnificent kitchen because the husband loved to cook. He was fantastic at it too. He grew many of his own herbs and picked them fresh from different pots around his kitchen and adjacent deck.

So I’m thinking I’d like to do some of that. Thus the new site. All I can say is, you got it – hooboy! What have I gotten myself into?

Meanwhile I’ve been neglecting things a bit here at TLC. Fact is, I’m not sure where I’m going with all this. Topping it all off is I’ve still got plenty of ideas for writing projects. Where will I find the time? I don’t know. All I ask is stay tuned and stop back from time to time. If there is something you really want an update on – drop a comment below.

Andy

P.S. If anyone is looking at shopping carts, you already know what I’ll say! I’ll be blunt – Netzcart is NOT the “perfect” solution for everyone but it does tick a lot of boxes. Besides it can’t hurt to get a free quote now can it? I’ll do you one better – put “Andy’s Blog” in the coupon field on the quote page linked here and get $500 off.

AI and the Rise of the Deep Fake

Just this morning a friend sent me a link to a disturbing video loaded on TicTok. Good thing too because otherwise I would never have seen it. I don’t do TicTok. What was the video? There someone was passing on a video someone else made about it an experience with Alexa. Yep, that’s right, a friend of a friend of a friend thing. Oi. So what was all the hubbub about?

Apparently, this dude asked Alexa what the outcome of the 2024 election will be. Okay. Stop. Right. There. First of all you have some idiot who spends good money on Alexa. Really? My cranberry jelly has more brain power than that. Next, our fool asked this computer program, owned and marketed by a globalist, what the 2024 election would turn out. Why not just call up your favorite psycho psychic? Get real.

Then cranberry jelly for brains asked when WWIII would start. Um, yeah, Alexa can answer that, or can it? (Get it? Can it! AI in a can! HA! I kill me.) As my college calculus professor would say, “Sure, Alexa can answer that! Whatever it says will be wrong, but it can answer the question.” That is about the gist of it. So what did Alexa say?

Well, it predicted the the 2024 election will not take place due to WWIII. Elections will be suspended and the current administration will remain in place by default. (My paraphrase) On to when WWIII will start. Alexa predicted it would start on March 1, 2024 (NOT April 1? Awwwww!) when China invades the US on the West coast and Russia invades on the East coast. Makes perfect sense.

On a side note here, I did some checking and someone else posted Alexa predicted WWIII will begin on November 23, 2023. WHEW! Now I feel better. I was thinking I’d have to wait until March 1, 2024 to see if Alexa was right. But wait! There’s more…

Looking into this confirmed my suspicions. Okay, it’s kinda obvious if you think about it, we ARE about to be bombarded – with more and more AI deep fakes. It’s been happening for some time now, but I don’t think we’ve seen nothin yet. We can expect to be inundated with deep fakes more and more. No doubt the globalists and other controlling types are drooling at the thought of implementing “misinformation legislation” that will make anything but government approved speech punishable by death. I’m sure you can guess what I think is worse.

Look, it doesn’t take much sense to figure out this Alexa thingy is nothing but badly deployed war-mongering hype. It’s Stupid, that’s right, with capital “S”. The last thing we need is to be further regulated by the power-hungry grubbers in our nation’s capitol. What we do need is to be ever vigilant about what we accept as truth. Let me give you a hint here: if someone is predicting the future, they are almost certainly wrong. They can only be correct if they are speaking for God Almighty Himself and I don’t think He has a TicTok account either. Double down on that if they provide a specific date.

Look, a good analyst can sometimes view a certain mishmash of seemingly unrelated events and come up with an insightful perspective on the things happening around us. No doubt this happens far more frequently than we know. Okay. Fine. It’s even possible or even likely someone has or develop an AI engine that can mimic a good analyst or even outperform one. And, yes, it is certainly possible to see patterns and use that vision to somewhat accurately provide some idea of what might happen next, or even down the road. Ask me what I think might happen with Taiwan. No, I’m not some geopolitical genius, but even I can see China salivating over that tiny island. They want it. They already consider it theirs so it’s only a matter of time before they claim their prize.

Do not confuse competent (or in my case semi-competent) analysis with the ability to predict the future. If you do you might find yourself sitting on top of a mountain waiting for Jesus while your stomach keeps asking if it’s dinnertime yet.

And now I’ll return your computer screen to your regular program.

Side note here, the graphic in this post was generated by… AI. Let that sink in.

Chess, AI, and The End of The World As We Know It

Okay, I tacked that last bit on at the last minute but it kinda fits. This post was spurred by a video by

White to move and mate in two

Levy over at GothamChess (on YouTube) – Chess is Dead. I’ll spare you detailing his rant. Entertaining as it was, his premise was based on a variation of a chess opening played by top GM Magnus Carlsen. The variation and the derivatives* of it have spread over the the internet like wildfire.

* FINALLY! I think I’ve stumbled upon a somewhat clear depiction of derivatives. Maybe I’ll post on that in the near future.

The bottom line is Levy’s contention that the sphere of chess knowledge is becoming finite and thus relegated to rote memory. HUH!?

Excuse me while I yawn. Okay, I’m back. Sorry about that. Am I bored? Not really, but the fact of the matter is, I actually anticipated all this decades ago, though I didn’t realize the implications of those thoughts. Let’s back up here while I explain and hopefully clarify all of it.

Years ago I had an idea for a story. It was just an idea and I never developed it. This was back when I worked for a living and wrote now and then. These days I only work when I must and I write now and then. Anyway, the story…

It opened with a chess move. The verbal response was not a move but a statement:

“You’ve lost, Ben.”

“What?” our hero Ben replies, “I only made one move, how can I belose already?”

“I’ve calculated the result. There is now way you can win in this position”

Now you tell me – isn’t this exactly what Levy declares we on the brink of today? No matter what anyone does, the results have already been calculated and therefore there’s no point in playing chess anymore. So, a couple of thoughts here.

First up, this may be well and good for all those top players out there, but for me? No. I’m not about to memorize all 4,353 gadzillion variations (and counting) so I can win by memorizing all the moves. It’s madness. More pointedly, I doubt if I could do that if I wanted to at this stage of my life. I don’t have the desire to push myself to the upper limits and my age suggests I’m not likely to achieve it.

Okay. Fine. Whatever. I’m sure I’m not alone so, while the game may be doomed for those dudes and dudettes who must reach for the top, for a pawn pusher like myself, not so much. Now here’s where things get interesting.

The Artificial Intelligence Aspect

Ben’s opponent was a computer. More accurately it was a machine with an artificial intelligence engine installed. Now I can tell you (because I imagined it) this AI machine’s capabilities reached far beyond merely playing chess. It was incredibly powerful. However, as the story was likely to progress, it did not revolve around the computer and/or its cohorts taking over the world. No, it was simply a computer. But if you think about it… all of this pulls the curtain back on the world of AI.

The “Chess is Dead” theme did not arise because AI has become so advanced that it can now think better than the best Grandmasters. No. Not at all. So why? Levy’s theme arose because these chess engines are supposedly nearing the completion of calculation all possible chess variations. In short, we humans have finally accumulated enough brute force to get that job done. The same principle applies to all AI.

This is something I’ve been saying all along – Artificial Intelligence is more artificial than intelligent. Computers are great at calculating. They can and do crunch numbers with fantastic speed and accuracy but think about this… if you’ve ever watched anything along the lines of “Good Will Hunting”, you’ll see this immediately. (If the movie doesn’t ring a bell, it is about a Boston kid from the wrong side of the tracks who happens to be a math genius able to solve “unsolvable” math problem. ) What’s the big deal? Those problems really do exist and even the most advanced supercomputers have yet to solve them – or at least some of them. Why? Because those problems are less about crunching numbers and more about actual thinking. In other words…

Computers don’t think. Not really. Yes they do “learn”, meaning they compile data and some can draw new conclusions from the data but any computer or really, AI program, can only venture as far as its programming will allow it. In other words, a computer’s ability to “think” is only as good as the skill of the programmer or more likely, programming team. In the end, either you’ll have a program developed by a single (flawed) programming genius or by a (exponentially flawed) committee. Yeah.

The real danger of the AI craze is not that computers will “take over the world” per se but we humans will be deceived into thinking as much. Chew on that for a bit.

Is My Heavenly Father Trying to Tell Me Something Here?

A bit of background here. Every day I read scriptures. I read one chapter in the Old Testament, one from the Gospels or Acts, and one from the Epistles.

Today, on October 22, 2023 my mind started wandering while I read Proverbs 21. I kept coming back to focus on verse 22.

Proverbs 21:22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth downthe strength of the confidence thereof.

Bluntly put this brings to mind more questions than answers. What was I thinking at the time? I don’t really recall. I tend to jump from one thing to another. I don’t think what “I” was thinking was important… at all. When I refocused on my reading, my eyes jumped back to where I left off – verse 22. Understand, this verse wasn’t really sinking in – until it did. What sunk in?

What sunk in is less the meaning of the verse but the actual words themselves.

A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

Put another way (World English Version)

A wise man scales the city of the mighty, And brings down the strength of its confidence.

What I do not know is whether this pertains to any particular “wise man” or any particular “city of the mighty”.

It says what it says. Time will tell. If some clarification is revealed to me, I will post on it, given permission.

See? I TOLD You So!

This via 90 Miles from Tyranny:

Report: Google to Ban Independent Media From Search Results

It’s not that I hate to say it but rather, I hate how right I was. Trust on this, I’d be happy to be wrong. When I started The Liberty Coalition, the idea was to build a website that could end around 8,000 lb Grrrillas like Grrrgle. My goal was not to become “THE” conservative website on the internet but one hub of a web of sites all connected by the precepts of Liberty. Well, that didn’t happen.

Sure, you can still see some remnants of my efforts here, those parts I’ve just been too lazy to update or simply take down but that idea is mostly gone. This shouldn’t surprise me because my own nature is much like those of my ideological fellows – I tend to be independent. Add to that the fact that I absolutely suck at the whole entrepreneur thing and, well, you can see the results.

My vision was reduced to a blog and a rather obscure blog at that. Okay, fine. The silver lining is this cloud is I answer to no one except God Almighty Himself. Him I cannot escape if I wanted to. I don’t have sponsors breathing down my neck, nor donors. Heck, I don’t even get grief from either one of my regular readers. The downside is I sometimes wonder if anybody is reading this. I’ve come to terms with this also.

The bottom line is, I’m beyond caring about myself or my musings. Take it or leave it. I’m at the point where I write what I want, when I want, and if you don’t like it, there’s the door.

Back to Grrgle’s ban – like I said, I saw it coming long ago. You know the saying…

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Well, there it is. Can we push back? Sure we can. It is possible we might – at some point – at something – some day. I’m not holding my breath.

The same goes for our republic. Just a day or so ago, my wife and I were discussing what someone said about our Constitution being replaced by an administrative hierarchy (close enough, I don’t remember the exact phrase). My wife – MY WIFE – insists this is a done deal. My contention is unless and until, someone stands up declaring our Constitutional Republic is no more and this “whatever” is replacing it AND is not contested, our republic stands. WE the People still retain the legal right to govern ourselves. The question is do we have the will to do so?

And, finally, the same goes for our nation’s relationship to God. Our very republic is a gift from Almighty God. I have no doubt He would restore it if we only asked. That said, I doubt if we will do that much. So many no longer believe in a Holy God, much less one who can and will deliver us from this present evil. Of course, we would also have to repent of those sins rife within our society. While you may correctly picture murals of decadence, at the heart of it all is our refusal to simply accept the responsibilities that come with governing ourselves. Instead we relegate our duties to political parties. Do tell how that’s worked for us.

This is why I’ve been spending more time on scriptures and chess. It seems far more urgent to me for readers to seek out God than anything else. As for the chess? Well, beyond the benefit of keeping my mind sharp, I’ve always had a passion for the game despite my struggle to be even a mediocre player.

Politics is Dead – Hooray! (Part 2)

In part one of “Politics is Dead”, I laid out the reasons for my contention. Today, I explore exactly why this is not only a major tactical error by the globalists but a cause for celebration among We the People.

The tactical error. It’s more of a blunder and an obvious one at that. Once you’ll see it, you’ll marvel at how idiotic (or most likely, arrogant) the globalists are just before you kick yourselffor not seeing it before. What’s the blunder? The globalists are killing (or have killed) the golden goose that laid their eggs – politics!

The founding fathers understood the danger. They correctly predicted the outcome of party politics, now evidenced in our massive government bodies ruled by usurpers. Here I’ll state plainly: these usurpers, the globalists who think themselves the “elite”, destined to rule over us lessors, got where they are today by the very two-party system they are ready to discard. In their arrogance, they’ve fallen for the fallacy that they do not need most of the people who populate the world nor the political parties from whence they derive their usurped power.

My response? Wonderful! If our two-party system was ever formally buried, I would dance on the grave! The death of this bastion of illegitimate power and authority frees We the People to formulate and install the principles of our Constitutional Republic as was originally intended! Yippee! That said, we are faced with a caveat. The globalists, of course, expect to replace our Constitutional Republic with a central, one-world government. What is their plan, exactly? Bluntly put – not being a globalist, I don’t claim to have any “inside information”. I’m not convinced the globalists themselves know. In fact if you ascribe to the ideas of men like Joel Skousen, you may not be shocked at the idea that the globalists don’t really have any “master plan”. Rather they are broken up into different factions each with a general idea of how to rise to become the world power. Personally, I think Joel’s view is the most plausible of any I’ve seen. Watching said “elites” work earnestly toward the destruction of our political system adds credence to this. How are they destroying our political system? You know the answer.

The globalists on both sides of the aisle have essentially fused together into an ugly Siamese-twin sort of uniparty intent on forging ahead to reach their common goals. Granted their efforts have always been thinly veiled but in recent years the lines marking any differences between the two have blurred. Due to the laws of nature – any political party can only increase it’s power by increasing government. Thus it is unreasonable to expect any party to attempt to reduce government when in power. To do so is suicidal to the party itself. Trump threatened the natural order of politics. As an outsider, he upset the unspoken understanding between so-called rivals. Both sides rallied to rid themselves of what they considered an usurper, ironic as this is. Today, both sides pay lip service if they pay any mind at all to any musings of a limited government. Limitations are the last thing either side desires. As such they have shed the remains of any shackles imposed upon them by our Constitution. As far as they are concerned, The Constitution for the United States of America is of value only as long as it provides the banner hiding their true agenda.

How can this be a good thing? With all pretense aside they must now show their true colors. While they were never all that adept at hiding their aims, now one must be a total fool not to see what’s been in front of our eyes all along. The politicians serve their masters, the money men, first and themselves second. They do not serve the People unless said service somehow benefits their own. More and more, the citizens of this nation have opened their eyes to see this. Currently these truths are the source of anger, confusion, and strife. What can we do about it? They have all the power. They have control of all the crucial components. They have the weaponry. We can do nothing. Really? Not so!

Let’s start with the physical aspects – the army and armament of the bureaucrats. This is mostly true and accurate. The usurpers have dedicated the past few years arming nearly every agency under their control. Not surprisingly, the armaments supplied to their minions include high-end military grade weapons – weapons they’ve denied us citizens by unlawful legislation. Add to this our military capabilities and they have garnered an impressive force to be reckoned with. Right? Maybe. The problem is, many of their minions, the “boots on the ground” guys are also citizens. Many have never seen battle. Almost none have fired upon fellow citizens. Should push come to shove and the globalists turn their army loose, they are by no means guaranteed a win. The lessons Afghanistan should loom large in their minds. Such is a worst-case scenario, one I do not believe will ever happen. This scenario forgets one important fact – a fact, it seems, nobody seems to acknowledge or even see.

We are a Constitutional Republic. Why is this important? Our Constitution is THE law of our land. We’ve lost sight of this – almost entirely. Even those who still hold it dear fail to grasp what this really means. What does it really mean? WE the PEOPLE are the government. WE hold the power.The final say for anything, ANYTHING concerning the governing of our nation rests in OUR hands. This is the truth. The very idea that we should see this truth, unadulterated, for what it really means, strikes real fear in the hearts of the usurpers because they know, even if they would never admit it.

Already I can hear the naysayers standing up to shout “WE CAN’T VOTE OUR WAY OUT OF THIS MESS!” In a sense, they are absolutely correct. Anyone, ANYONE, who blithely thinks the next election or the one after that, or any number of elections alone will save us must live in some fantasy world. Or those who think electing Trump or a “new” Congress will turn our nation around is not only wrong, they are fools. It ain’t gonna happen! So what’s the deal about the Constitution crap? Isn’t it all just the same thing? Well, if we keep on going about with “business as usual”, it sure is. Fact is, we need to break the cycle. We need to shatter the political machines, grind them to dust, and scatter them to the four winds. This is how we take our country back.

Now just HOW do you suggest we do THAT? You may ask. First, take the time to understand what we are facing. The Tea Party very nearly succeeded in seizing control of the republican party. Before that the Moral Majority made massive waves. Both efforts failed. Why? Simply because the wolves slipped into the flock. The party bosses saw the writing on the wall. They charged in to “save us from ourselves”. No, you won’t see this story in ballads or in the Sunday Supplement. It won’t appear anywhere. Just look at what happened in each case. It is more obvious in the Tea Party phenomenon. The experts descended from above and taught the neophytes how to “do politics”. Then they were absorbed by the party.

The moral of this lesson is politics – particularly party politics is the leaven and our goal is to limit ourselves to unleavened bread. Now you may be asking how do we elect representatives without politics? Is this even possible? My answer is… YES!

In fact, today’s technology has armed us common citizens in ways our ancestors never dreamed of. Most importantly, we have the ability to connect and communicate like never before. We have the entire world of knowledge at our fingertips – literally! Knowledge is power and ours is virtually unlimited. This is our edge. The globalists’ only hope was to keep the wool over our eyes long enough to secure their bunkers. In short, we don’t need no stinking political parties. What can we do instead?

Think about it, just for a moment. Think about your own household. Would you hand over control of it to your in-laws? What if they lived next door? Wait! What? No? But they raised your spouse! They were instrumental in forming the person you love most in this world. Yet, you don’t believe they are better qualified to run your household? So why would you hand over carte blance to some total stranger who lives and works far away the authority to define the rules for you and your family to live by? Isn’t this what we’ve done? Well, maybe not. It’s not like we’ve allowed Congress to dictate whether we can use incandescent light bulbs or something. Oh, wait, we actually have. Are you getting me here? You wouldn’t let your in-laws, fine people, I’m sure, run your house but you let total strangers rule almost every aspect of your life. This was not how our forefather’s designed our limited government.

Our Constitution, the very basis for our nation, THE law of the land, first and foremost recognizes each one of us as a self-governing citizen. WE the People are the “elite”, so to speak. Our laws, our rules, begin and end with US. What our forefathers lacked was any sort of way to connect and educate. The citizens of our early nation were separated by time and distance. It took a lot of effort to come together to make decisions. And when they did, how did they accomplish this? They first met to discuss and decide issues locally. Then they chose representatives to join representatives on the next level and so on finally to the Continental Congress. Hello!

Today, we can do this and more. Before we get to the “top”, meaning our national representatives, consider the scope of their representation. For each state, two senators represent the entire population. Originally, the makeup of the Senate was designed to represent the interest of each state legislature, not the general population. This design was intended as a protection of state’s rights. Moving on to the House, each congressman represents about 500,000 citizens. Now can you imagine how overwhelming it would be if we all descended on our congress critter at once? Even simply answering to an active congressional district would require a full-time staff. Moving on to our state representation – the average state legislator represents nearly 90,000 citizens. In my county, even though it is among the least populated, still has nearly 12,000 citizens. What does all this mean?

It means the idea of “writing to your representative” would be folly if we all did this. Such as it is, it would be cumbersome and unwieldy. In short – unworkable. Sad as it may be, the number of truly active citizens is quite low at best. Most of us simply wish to delegate the business of the people and live their lives. That’s okay but each of us are still responsible to do our part and that means we, all of us, (or most of us or a good number of us) should pay some attention to what’s going on around us.

The good news is, we have technology to streamline all of this. We can attend “town meetings” remotely. We can demand and receive summaries of the activities of our government representatives. We can discuss and offer our input which can then be tallied and presented as “the will of the people”. Like any other system, one like this is not incorruptible but it would be far more accountable than what we have now.

Let politics die. Embrace these death knolls. Let them ring in a new era where WE the People actually rule as we were meant to do. Just as we rule our own homes, we can work together within our counties to establish “home rule”. We start right here at home. Once we establish our bulkhead in our respective counties, we can hold our state and federal representatives accountable. One of my own first proposals would be to repeal the 17th Amendment and revert the election of Senators by state legislators. This may seem like an odd thing to support but it would go a long way towards breaking the influence of political parties in the Senate, especially once our legislators are forced to answer to us citizens directly.

As a citizen of this great nation you DO have a voice. What say you?

Ten Righteous Men?

Some of you will immediately understand the reference of the topic of today’s post. If you don’t, you soon will if you read on. Those who missed it shouldn’t feel bad, this passage is rarely taught. It came to mind last night as my wife and I watched Mark Levin decrying the rogue actions of the usurpers in our nation’s governments – the globalists who are determined to destroy our nation to make way for a one world government. My wife asked, “So what can anybody do about it?” My answer was the same as it has been for months, at least.

No man, not Trump, not DeSantis, no majority, no court, no political party is going to save our nation. There’s a saying going around “We’re not going to vote our way out of this.” The implication, sometimes veiled and at other times blatant is “we must retake our nation by force”. I totally disagree with this sentiment. However my wife’s question brought another line of thought to the forefront: will God Almighty save our nation? This remains to be seen and also dredges up the passage from Genesis and the parallels with our nation today.

This passage consists of only 13 verses from Genesis 18:20-33 – right before Sodom and Gomorrah is destroyed. The sinfulness of these two cities are later exemplified when two angels come to bring Lot and his family out. The city folk descend upon Lot’s home, demanding he turn the “men” over to them so they can sexually abuse them. Lot refuses, going so far as to offer his virgin daughters to them instead. Nothing doing, they want the men.

For those who want to compare modern-day America to Sodom and Gomorrah, I think it is safe to say we are not quite there… yet. Considering the decadence, the corruption, and the absolute disregard of the rule of law we are currently seeing, we are, as a nation, reaching for that goal as I speak.

If you saw The Sound of Freedom, you know the real-life hero of this story, Tim Ballard has stated “The United States has the number-one demand for child exploitation material and is the number one consumer of child sex in the world.” I believe him. Even if you insist on disputing this, let me ask you, is this something you want our nation to even be in the running for?

Child trafficking is just the tip of the iceburg. Fact is our nation is crumbling before our eyes on every front. Even our nation’s spiritual leaders are suspect. Oh! Wait a minute! What group was determined to kill Jesus?

John 11:49 But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all,

50 nor do you consider that it is advantageous for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.”

Yes. Jesus’ most vocal and active opponents was Israel’s spiritual leaders. Today, it is not just them. We are surrounded.

Our nation’s spiritual leadership has not stepped up. Most of the

All this brings me back to Almighty God, Abram, and their discussion of the future of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Genesis 18:20 (WEB) Yahweh said, “Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous,

21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come to me. If not, I will know.”

22 The men turned from there, and went toward Sodom, but Abraham stood yet before Yahweh.

23 Abraham drew near, and said, “Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?

24 What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are therein?

25 Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, that so the righteous should be as the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn’t the Judge of all the earth do right?”

26 Yahweh said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake.”

27 Abraham answered, “See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.

28 What if there will lack five of the fifty righteous? Will you destroy all the city for lack of five?” He said, “I will not destroy it, if I find forty-five there.”

29 He spoke to him yet again, and said, “What if there are forty found there?” He said, “I will not do it for the forty’s sake.”

30 He said, “Oh don’t let the Lord be angry, and I will speak. What if there are thirty found there?” He said, “I will not do it, if I find thirty there.”

31 He said, “See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord. What if there are twenty found there?” He said, “I will not destroy it for the twenty’s sake.”

32 He said, “Oh don’t let the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once. What if ten are found there?” He said, “I will not destroy it for the ten’s sake.”

33 Yahweh went his way, as soon as he had finished communing with Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.

And then Sodom and Gomorrah is destroyed after Lot and his family is evacuated. So it would appear there weren’t ten righteous men to be found there. What about our nation? What about the Untied States of America? Would God spare our nation for the sake of ten righteous men? ARE there ten righteous men left here? While some might consider these questions probing or even astute, they are not. Sodom and Gomorrah was not only a different place but in a different time. The Messiah was still prophesied. Israel, indeed Abram’s very seed had yet to be established. Fast forward to our current generation.

The law of Israel has come and gone…

Galatians 2:15 (WEB) We, being Jews by nature, and not Gentile sinners,

16 yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through the faith of Jesus Christ, even we believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law, because no flesh will be justified by the works of the law.

In this passage Paul is referring to Israelites rather than the Church. How do I know this? Context!

Galatians 2:14 (WEB) But when I saw that they didn’t walk uprightly according to the truth of the Gospel, I said to Peter before them all, “If you, being a Jew, live as the Gentiles do, and not as the Jews do, why do you compel the Gentiles to live as the Jews do?

In the context, Paul was speaking of his conversation with Peter. I don’t often point stuff like this out so anyone who has an issue with my quotes, I would first urge them to read the passage in question for themselves and take in the context. While I do my best to avoid misapplying biblical concepts by taking scriptures out of context, I am not infallible so it is always a good idea to search the scriptures for yourselves to see if these things are so. Onward.

We are not under law but under grace, thus it is important to understand the reality of this principle. The book of Galatians deals extensively with this topic, particularly when it comes to the very symbolic basis of Hebrew legalism – circumcision. Circumcision was a major contention of those Jews “zealous for the law”. Read about it in Acts 15.

The bottom line is for those of us who have confessed Jesus as Lord and believed God has raised him from the dead (Romans 10:9,10)

Romans 3:21(KJV) But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

Indeed we’ve been made righteous!

1 Corinthians 1:30 (KJV) But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Per my understanding according to these verses, I can say with reasonable certainty there are enough “righteous men” in this nation to spare us God’s wrath. So what’s the deal here? Why does our nation crumble before our eyes? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I do believe if, IF, my brothers and sisters in Christ join me in coming before God, confess our sins, and ask Him to deliver our nation, He would do so.

James 4:1 (KJV) From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

James is quite plain here: we have not because we ask not and when we do ask, it is to consume it upon our lusts (desires). We have a distinct advantage over Abram. This is remarkable as Abram, or Abraham as he was later called, was also called “the friend of God”

James 2:23 (KVJ) And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

What is our advantage? First of all, God Almighty has granted us sonship. We are not just “friends” but “heir of God through Christ”.

Galatians 4:7 (KVJ) Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Second, as I said before, those of us in Christ have been made righteous. We need not strive to become righteous. We only need to come before our Heavenly Father, confess our sins and ask for deliverance.

Hebrews 11:6 (KVJ) But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

The question is… can we “negotiate” with God as Abram did? To be best of my knowledge, sadly, no. It is evident Abram had a unique relationship with God. As much as I’ve desired even a closer, if not, similar relationship with my Heavenly Father, I’ve not even come close. Maybe others have seen success where I have not. I cannot say. Whatever God’s plans and intents are, they are above my pay grade. That said, I none of this prevents me or you, from petitioning Him for deliverance. I know for a fact God does grant deliverance. He has for me and for many, many others in various ways.

So, I do and will continue to ask God, my Heavenly Father, to deliver our nation. I’m asking you to join me in this. We don’t need a set time and place. Do what you can when you can. I’m making no promises. I’m not putting forth any predictions. All I am saying is we can ask. Maybe if ten righteous men ask God to deliver our nation, He will do so. Maybe it will take 50, or 100, or 10,000. I don’t know. Maybe God has other plans entirely and no matter what, the answer is simply “no”. The thing is, if we don’t ask, we absolutely will not receive.

Who is with me?

 

Revisiting Tucker Carlson and…

Okay, so Tucker does a show with an old colleague Clayton Morris. Here is the headline from The Gateway Pundit:

“Ray Epps CLEARLY Was Working for Somebody…The Core Claims About Jan 6 Were a Lie” – Tucker Carlson Discusses the Truth About the Jan 6 Files with Clayton Morris at Redacted (VIDEO)

These are the same folks where I got the story about Tucker pulling punches on his show on Fox. What gives? I don’t know. It wouldn’t surprise me to see Ray Epps offered as a sacrificial lamb IF they could find a way to do so without pulling back the curtain on themselves. Who are “they”. They are whoever hired Ray Epps to do what he did on January 6. It is not apparent he was working for somebody. Ultimately I see the hand of the globalists in this but I suspect there are far too many layers between them and those boots on the ground to implicate them.

Much closer to the inner circle is none other than Joe Bobo. It looks like the dogs of justice are nipping at his heels.

BOOM! Oversight Chair James Comer: “IT’S AS BAD AS WE THOUGHT – We Have In Hand Documents That Show Biden Family Was Getting Money from Chinese Communist Party”

Frankly I’m surprised at that statement. I expected it to be far worse than anyone could think and I, for one, am having some very dark thoughts about the pResident.

There’s the SVB fiasco. All weekend it’s been touted as an isolated nothing burger kind of California happening baby. Today’s headlines may be a warning of bigger things to come.

Biden to Speak on Banking Crisis Early Monday Morning at 8 A.M. EDT

I’m thinking it’s got to be serious if Bobo is getting up this early on a Monday morning.  And if that’s not bad enough…

Trump Curse? Signature Bank Fails Two Years After Bank Closed President Trump’s Accounts Over January 6 Riot

Wait a minute, this headline doesn’t look all that ominous. Isn’t the big news about Trump? I don’t think so. It looks more like a second domino to me. Maybe these two bank failures are totally unrelated. Maybe it’s just some sort of coincidence. Yeah. Right.

This could be 2008 2.0 or worse. I’m guessing worse because we don’t have billions to throw at the banking system again. Fact is, we didn’t have it in 2008 either. It seems to me what we are really seeing is scam after scam piling up to drain as much cash from the American people before it all comes crashing down. If I was a betting man, I’d be putting my money on the nose of the globalists who are packing up and heading for their favorite sanctuaries.

Now I’m not posting all this to monger fear. It’s all just speculation based on headlines and articles from a single source. Think of it as more of a heads up. Look around you. Signs of our nation crumbling are all around us. Can it be saved? I don’t know. What I do know is whether or not our nation is restored, WE need to turn to God. And no I’m not saying “save yourself, it’s every man for himself.” Not at all. Once you get right with God, you will be free and indeed expected to help others see the light.

Remember taking the beam out of your own eye before taking the speck out of your brothers?

Luke 6:42  Or how can you tell your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck of chaff that is in your eye,’ when you yourself don’t see the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck of chaff that is in your brother’s eye.

Get right with God first, then hold out a hand for others.

Is This New “Bank Crisis” Yet ANOTHER Engineered Government Takeover?

Once again, looking at Tucker Carlson via The Gateway Pundit:

Tucker Carlson Goes There: “If People Don’t Start Making a Lot of Noise – It Will Mean Digital Currency… If You Want to Make a Run on the Banks This Is How You Talk”

Tucker doesn’t come right out and say this but it looks to me as though this whole “crisis” might just be an attempt to push our nation into a federal digital currency. After all… didn’t Joe Bobo just recently sign an executive order concerning digital currency? I admit, I paid little attention to it at the time but now that the other shoe has dropped… maybe it is worth a second look.

This story is dated September 18, 2022 but I seem to remember something much more recent, as it a couple of weeks ago.

Biden Regime Moves Forward with US Central Bank Digital Currency So They Can Ban, Censor and Shut Down Accounts of Boisterous Conservatives and Starve Them Out

I can’t find it, but then again, I didn’t look too hard because it really doesn’t  matter in the grand scheme of things. Bobo signed the executive order below in March 0f 2022.

FACT SHEET: President Biden to Sign Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets

In financial circles especially there has been speculation and debate about this and all sorts of other things. As far as the spiritual aspect, a digital currency is likely to be the engine behind the mark of the beast referred to in Revelation. Bundle up all the fears and such in all the articles warning about the evils of a government-controlled digital currency and wrap them around a chip or even a simple tattoo required on the hand or forehead and there ya go.

Meanwhile, the NYSE has stopped trading in over 30 banks due to the latest financial bugaboo.  I heard our local “Big Bank” was also in trouble. I do not know if this is mere rumor or if there is something to it. While even I am not old enough to live through the depression era, I do believe a lot of bank runs were the result of such rumors. The bottom line here is the very worst that can happen is you lose all your money. So won’t everyone else. (Except, of course, the globalists at the top of the heap.) All I can say is, if your trust is in God rather than riches, then you can more easily shrug it off.

Once again, fear not, God is in control. This whole “crisis” may or may not be engineered by government actors. Even is this is true, do you really think they are acting against the will of Almighty God? Please.

Is Artificial Intelligence the Poster Child for the god of This World?

After thinking about my post yesterday and AI a bit more it dawned on me. AI is a godless, soulless false entity charged with the sole purpose of making man’s decisions for him, for all mankind, really.  Isn’t this the brass ring for the devil himself? Okay, so the devil (I’ll not invoke his name) lusts for total control but since he would actually control any AI program, he would control all the AI program controls – ultimately us.

My own point is not to instill fear but rather to proffer understanding. Once we understand the true source of this evil we can better rebuke it in the name of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Once again, I am only addressing this now due to the overwhelming coverage it has garnered lately in media outlets, even those considered godly. Don’t get me wrong, I have no issue with the coverage, I only urge my brethren in Christ to keep this and all topics in perspective.

After January 20, 2023 – Politics and Other Stuff and a Peek into the Future… Sort of

After January 20, 2023 – Politics and Other Stuff

In case you are wondering, I am not going to chime in much concerning the speculation of Joe Bobo stepping down from office amid this latest classical document scandal. As early as May of 2021 I wondered if he wouldn’t be ousted shortly after completing his second year in office. At the time, my reasoning was whoever was installed after him would potentially have ten years in office as they would be eligible to run for office twice since they stepped in after the two-year mark. Now I’m questioning my previous assertions.

For one thing, Harris is still VP. I can imagine her inaugural speech:

“Thank you for the opportunity being President at this opportune time because it provides me an opportunity to be President and so paves the way for opportunities for other women who are black and who now have more opportunities to be things like president and “cackle, cackle, cackle”.

No, I cannot see her behind the Chief’s desk in the Oval Office. It’s not so much as she comes across as an idiot, I mean, look at Joe, but the key factor is she is not as controllable as the current resident. Controllability is key here. It may be the one thing that pushes Bobo out of the White House. If he continues to become more and more erratic, then he may have to be replaced. Nobody seems to care if he wanders around in netherland as long as they can extract the occasional sound bite or two. Then there’s Harris.

There are those scary times when she almost seems to have a will of her own. In today’s presidential climate that just won’t do. Not to mention she is becoming increasingly famous for her temper. Now she wouldn’t be the first in that respect. Noboma, Nixon, and more recently, Bobo all have been known to lose their tempers. The first two managed to keep a lid on theirs in public. Bobo seems to be loaded with some random defective rounds so one never knows when he may misfire. It could be the handlers fear Harris could lose it in the wrong place and do some real (read irreparable) damage.

As the handlers have not replaced the number two spot, I tend to doubt if Joe is in any real danger of being replaced. His one true asset is what every sane person sees as his liability, i. e. his near total lack of cognizance. The advantage here is he seems almost totally unaware and therefore nearly completely malleable. What control freak would want to give that up? Why then, has this document scandal reared up?

Looking back, it almost seems this was all planned long beforehand and put into play on the day the FIBs raided Donald J. Trumps Mar-a-Lago home. That’s right, ALL of it. What if Trump wasn’t the actual target? True, the implications for damaging Trump was a gleeful bonus for the globalists but what if Biden, not Trump, was the ultimate patsy? Now if this is true then my entire speculation about Bobo NOT being replaced anytime soon goes out the window. Which is it?

I don’t know. I fully expect Harris to be tossed a la Spiro Agnew before Bobo goes down the road. IF she does end up under the media microscope, it would indicate to me she and “The Big Guy” are soon to be ousted. Is it possible the handlers have enough on her to force her to resign on demand? Possible? Yes. Maybe even likely. The investigation of Agnew came to light in February and he was gone by October – this was in 1973 when time passed on a more normal pace. I’ll never be convinced nobody knew Agnew was corrupt long before the investigation started. These days someone could be exposed one day and gone by the late news.

Now one might speculate if the handlers have enough on Harris to force her to resign at will then maybe they have enough to control her otherwise. I’m sure this is a valid consideration. She may be empty-headed but she’s not an empty shell and thus she may have just enough “x factor” to be cause for concern. All of these things may be exactly why Joe’s still in office. The handlers like the near total control of the puppet strings. They are loathe to give that up and there is no one on the horizon who would be so completely under their power. So they will keep him “Weekend-At-Bernie’s” style for as long as they can.

IF Bobo really does have dementia or is similarly afflicted, there will come a point where he is incapable of functioning at all. Before that comes to pass, he will deteriorate to where he will no longer be able to function in public. I’ve stayed away from most news in recent weeks so I’ve not been following his latest gaffs much. I’m dubious as to whether medical science can prop him up much longer.

Either way, I contend it is his controllability that will finally decide his fate in the White House, not the document fiasco. If I am mistaken here, he’ll be gone within two weeks.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE LIBERTY COALTION?

Anyone stopping by recently is sure to notice I’ve mostly moved away from most political commentary, the above excepted. This may or may not be permanent. The fact is I love commenting on the politician spectrum. Even more, I enjoy writing about our Constitutional Republic – especially when it comes to the spiritual aspect – i.e. that our Republic is a God’s gift to us. Furthermore I am convinced our only hope, politically, is to reclaim our God-given birthright – our Constitutionally limited form of self-governance. WE ARE the government. Sadly, I no longer see this coming to pass.

Look – I can see a clear path to reclaiming our government. I’ve stated it outright. Maybe I haven’t communicated it well but it’s all right here in front of us. All we citizens really need to do is step up and take control of our individual counties. Bypass the party systems when possible using write-in votes for solid citizens. With write-in votes the entire electoral system is cut out. Why abandon the party system?

Our national problem really isn’t the government, at least not at the root. The root of our problem is the two-party system. A choice between corrupt Democrats and corrupt Republicans is a choice between two evils. And if one chooses between two evils, one still chooses evil.

This last House vote for Speaker demonstrates the issue dramatically. Ask yourself WHY 200 (+/-) REPUBLICANS voted for RINO McCarthy. Now look at the Senate and ask WHY 18 “REPUBLICAN” Senators voted for the omnibus spending bill. The reason is clear. These POLITICIANS are determined to protect the status quo. The LAST thing any of them want is to be accountable to their constituents – to US.

The truth is MOST Americans, Democrat or Republican, want the same things. We want to live our lives. We want to be safe and happy. We want a return to sanity. We want liberty. What we are offered on both sides of the political spectrum is hysteria and fear. The system is broken. NOT our Constitutional system but the POLITICAL TWO-PARTY system. That is it is broken as far as WE the People are concerned. For the politicians, it’s working like a fine-tuned machine. They keep getting themselves elected, growing government and increasing their personal wealth and power. The politicians don’t work for US they work for their handlers, those sneaky puppet masters hiding in luxurious back rooms of the nation… opulence WE pay for no less.

With all that, we won’t stand up. We won’t do what we need to do to stop the madness. I’ve all but given up. Most people either throw up their hands in surrender or just shake their heads saying, well THAT will never happen when presented with a solution. WE won’t rise to the occasion because YOU won’t rise. Don’t take it personally. Nobody else is either and really, it would only take a comparative handful.

To this end, I’m redirecting my focus. By accepting the fact that there will be no constitutional (read political) solution until the spiritual problem is addressed. God Almighty needs to step in. What will that take?

Know this for starters: God is already in control. Always. There is no “end arounding” Him. What we can do is repent and ask for deliverance and unless we meet Him “halfway”, He will continue to allow our nation to slideinto the mire. Our nation will not be restored without God’s Hand guiding it. And God will not restore a nation of citizens who’ve turned away from Him. So… revival.

Those of us who claim Christ as Lord and Savior need to turn to Christ Jesus and our Heavenly Father. It’s as simple as that. We need to diligently seek God and pray for deliverance. We need to speak the truth of God’s Word. We need to claim territory and establish beachheads.

Again the naysayers will shout “impossible!” “never happen!” but unlike the prospect of citizens rising up and claiming our birthright, this time there’s a difference.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Not only does God’s Word never return onto Him void, but any progress, ANY progress is a victory. So it doesn’t matter what “that other believer” does or does not do. All that matters is what YOU do. You cannot control anyone else. I cannot control anyone else. Thus I do what I can and if nobody else lifts a finger, well, God knows.

While I’m resigned to the idea that no matter what we do, our nation will implode, now and then I see a ray of hope. For instance not long ago, SCOTUS gutted the 50 year-old Lemon v. Kurtzman decision that drove God from public places in America. This was the standard by which nativity scenes were banned from government property, the Ten Commandments exiled from school classrooms, and Bibles were deemed more of a threat in a teacher’s hands than pornography.

This is bigger than overturning Roe vs. Wade yet it got almost zero press. Why? One decision, Roe vs Wade, lends itself to spectacular headlines as battle cries are echoed all over the land. “We Must Fight For Women’s Rights!”. Meanwhile the case bringing Lemon to a sour conclusion for the left, Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, frees citizens nationwide to openly and publicly declare their faith. The last thing the globalists want is for word to get out that the Word can now get out!

How did Kennedy v. Bremerton School District even make it to the Supreme Court? A high school football coach refused to allow the school to forbid him his God-given, Constitutionally guaranteed right pray after games on school grounds. While his story may not be on the epic level of Daniel vs King Darius, the end result could well turn the tide of our nation. Now ask yourself, how important is prayer really?

While I am encouraged by such things, I believe God is showing me a greater need – the need for each of us to personally step up. Coach Kennedy stepped up when he knelt in prayer. Imagine the impact if each of us added just one more prayer in our daily lives. If just one prayer moved a mountain, what if a teacher displayed the Ten Commandments in her classroom? Or one or more verses of scripture? Or placed her bible on her corner desk? What if our nation saw an explosion of such acts all across our country?

My recent posts highlight the world wide war of good vs evil. The outcome has already been decided. The God and Father of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus wins. As I’ve lived to the age where I begin to question how much time I have left on this earth, not to mention the signs of the times, my concern is not with dying but with making the most of whatever time I have left. Bluntly put, I only wish I’d realized this forty or so years ago. No matter. Now I see things in a different light. There is nothing more important than holding forth God’s truth. While this need not be scriptures, God’s Word has opened up to me in ways I’ve never seen before.

For me, the bottom line is simple. Yes, our Constitutional Republic is a gift from Almighty God. Yes, this concept is as important and our understanding of the underlying principles are crucial to our nation’s continued existence. But our Constitution, our Republic, is given to all citizens, Christian or not. Ours is not a Christian nation because God decreed it so. It is or can be a Christian nation only if our citizens overwhelmingly claim Christ. If we, as Christians, do not turn back to God, and hold forth God’s truth, our nation will fall to the globalists as Israel fell to Babylon.

To this end, while I expect, from time to time, to advocate local political activism as is our duty and responsibility under our Constitution, I believe God is leading me to expound more on the body of Christ, as a whole and as individual members. This is new to me. Not so much the subject matter, though I expect to learn much more in the near future, but more so the idea of “little ‘ol me” speaking for God. I’ve always been uncomfortable thinking, much less declaring such. I always considered such things presumptuous but God is showing me how I, too, am a member of the body of Christ and as such I have the honor and privilege of holding forth His Word.

Please pray for me.

Overview of Battle Field Earth

The world is at war. I’m not talking some silly euphemistic pseudo war. Nor do I refer to the myriad of skirmishes taking place at different hot spots around the globe. Nope. I’m not talking about none of that. I mean WAR, a real, down and dirty, no-holds-barred war. The problem with this war is, you won’t see it unless you open your eyes. The war I’m referring to is a spiritual war.

Unbelievers will scoff at this, of course. Not only do unbelievers deny the very existence of God, some even deny that evil exists. Yet in the next breath they will call somebody “Hitler” or some other embodiment of the very evil they deny. This post is not written for them. I’ll not attempt to bring anyone to Christ here.

As for my brethren in Christ, this should not be news to you.

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

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

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

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

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

And again…

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

And again…

2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

Consider how we are bombarded nearly minute by minute by the troubles of the world. We are either taking a pounding from the latest crisis or the enemy begins encroaching on some new front. Anyone who watches any “news” program for ten minutes or more can see what I mean. Take a step back from all those things swirling around our heads on a daily basis. Consider a longer view.

It doesn’t matter what the topic of the moment is: Ukraine, congress, Team Biden, crime, inflation, or the crisis of day, every instance boils down to good versus evil. We all know who lands on the side of evil… every time. All of this tends to narrow our focus so we forget about the big picture. Good versus evil is really God vs the devil – the god of this world.

While we don’t know exactly what goes on at the spiritual level (check out Frank Peretti’s novel “This Present Darkness” for an excellent perspective here.), what we do know is both God and the devil operate in the material world via humans. In fact the entire spiritual battle on this planet is all about humans. Imagine that. Little ol’ us are the center of attention of powerful spiritual beings. So… how does this all pan out?

In recent times, the major battle line has been drawn between the globalists and the nationalists. The god of this world desires total control of everyone and everything via a one-world government. Really, there’s no disputing this. One needs only to glance about to realize the devil is a total control freak. Accepting this, it becomes blatantly easy to see his army. These are the globalists, the politicians, the activists, and the deep state minions. Add to that those in key fields such as media, entertainment, science and business and it may be hard to fight the creepy feeling we are surrounded. Now include those individuals in your personal world who you can identify as sympathetic to the devil’s causes. Wow, huh?

“Men, we are surrounded by the enemy. We have the greatest opportunity ever presented an army. We can attack in any direction.”

― Anthony McAuliffe (Chesty Puller is attributed with a similar quote)

General McAuliffe is also famous for his one-word reply to the German Commander who proposed McAuliffe surrender as his army was surrounded by the Germans at Bastogne.

His reply? “Nuts!”

As Christians, we need to take a similar attitude towards the devil and his minions. Yes, we are surrounded. Yes, his forces can be overwhelming. That said, we have God Almighty on our side. Add to that, in fact, this war has already been decided. We win. If the devil refuses to surrender, why should any one of us?

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Once we recognize the devil is a total control freak, it is easy to see how he operates in the material world. He seizes and exerts control whenever and wherever possible. No wonder he hates liberty! As a rule he tries to control men via our weaknesses. His standard areas of attack are not hidden: sex, drugs, money, and power all top the list. He uses our emotions against us – hate, greed, envy, jealousy and so on. Worse, he’ll even distract us with “good things” such as food, “love”, and entertainment. I put “love” in quotes because he has confused this topic to such a degree that most of us don’t really know what real love really is.

Contrary to how the devil operates, everything God does resides in the parameters of free will. Even many Christians will be shocked to realize God is the exact opposite of a control freak! Consider Adam in the Garden of Eden. He was given only ONE rule: do not eat of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil.

Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Summing things: we are at war, we are surrounded, we are being attacked on every side, from every angle with everything the devil has. Despite all of this we can be confident God has already won this war. The question remains… what is our part in this war?

As Christians, we are not merely observers, but soldiers. Part two will lay out the battle map as well as explore our part in this epic battle.

Eyes on Brazil

Recently, I saw a report from Brazil suggesting the military might step in under Constitutional authority to audit the recent election. My understanding is this may be even more volatile than it sounds.

If you’ve been following events in Brazil at all, you probably know President-elect Lula De Silva, the communist convicted felon was certified the winner and sworn into office under dubious circumstances. The Brazilian courts, packed with enough communist sycophants to sway things to the left, have blessed this election despite massive protests from the citizens. And by “massive” I do mean MASSIVE protests. Citizens have been filling the streets nationwide for over a month now to decry what they believe to be a fraudulent election.

As of late, indigenous leaders, who are typically left-wing, have been jailed for joining these protests and being outspoken about the corruption. Not only is the government’s actions considered blatantly unconstitutional but they are causing further uproar among the people. The most casual observer would wonder why left-leaning citizens would be sounding such alarms seeing as how they tend to mostly agree with the agenda of the winning party. This alone should send up red flags everywhere. As Steven Bannon noted, the international media who usually champions these indigenous citizens, remains silent.

Meanwhile, the newly minted Brazilian administration is openly declaring they will replace the current military leadership with their own people. From here, all this looks like kids playing with fire at a gunpowder factory. Wait for it.

The way I see it, the most peaceful path to settling this is for the current military to step in and audit the election. Considering the angst of the citizens, I suspect the audit will uncover massive fraud and overturn the results. If military personnel are able to maintain a strong presence this wrong could be righted without bloodshed. Even this scenario could turn sour depending on how the president-elect responds. I doubt very much if he is acting alone so the question is who is backing him and what resources can they bring to bear?

Should this election stand, I fear a bloodbath, maybe more than one. It doesn’t appear the citizens protesting are likely to simply accept confirmation of this election. Something stinks about it and they all know it. At least until the indigenous leaders were jailed, things were peaceful. It seems jailing these leaders has already wrought some violence. Should the protests continue past verification of the election, I’ve no doubt more citizens will be jailed. Such actions could well incite more violence rather than quell the unrest. One way or another, this scenario seems ripe for escalation.

What does all this have to do with the United States of America? Lots.

For starters, Biden and Co. can be expected to fully support the communists – exactly as they supported Trudeau regime during the Canadian Trucker protest. Biden’s people never met an authoritarian they didn’t like. I suspect they would openly worship Putin if they thought they could do so. If the truth came out, it would surprise me not at all to learn Team Biden actually helped DeSilva steal the election. Do note the leftist articles I perused while researching this post all hail the “victory of Democracy” evidenced in DeSilva’s win. This alone gives me pause. Oh, yeah, and they all never fail to mention how “efficient and secure” Brazil’s electoral system is. Granted, as the fifth most populous nation on earth, that the election was tallied on election day should cause our own election officials to hang their heads in shame, but without more details, I question how secure the Brazilian system really is. A bigger question is, if it IS so “secure” why are so many citizens taking to the streets?

About those protests… right or wrong, the Brazilian citizens deserve our admiration for taking a stand. Unlike us, they are standing strong, even to the extent of ignoring soccer’s World Cup competition. This would be like Americans foregoing the Super Bowl to protest the Biden regime. The Brazilians are at least as passionate about soccer as we are about football, possibly more so. In addition, they’ve continued on for over a month now. How much resolve have we shown? Do you see Arizonans taking to the streets in Phoenix and Tucson? Despite massive issues, including a lot of very sketchy stuff involving election day shenanigans, not to mention mysterious late ballots showing up and counted, and previously rejected ballots added to the count pile. All this while declaring a paper-thin 17,000 vote win for Hobbs. The Arizona election reeks so bad one is inclined to hold one’s nose while watching news stories concerning it.

Back to Brazil, what happens there could well set the stage for elections all across the world. Should this election be overturned, and life return to normal for that nation, it could well encourage those of us who are tired of seeing election after election decided by hinky means. Should violence erupt, the side that comes out on top may well set the tone for other world events. Let’s explore this thought.

Suppose the globalists muster enough forces to shut down the protesters. Violence or no violence the implications are far ranging. The communists would have established a solid foothold on South America – enough to rule the region. Now Valenzuela has already failed due to gross mismanagement but that doesn’t mean Brazil will follow suit. Add in violence and they would set the example for any communist/globalist takeover of a major nation. Worse yet, Team Biden cannot be expected to just protest this move but more likely, they would applaud it. Not good.

On the other hand, if the citizens of Brazil were to prevail, it would be a setback for the globalists. It could be enough to send them reeling because the last thing they expect or want is any push back from the proletariat. The one inherent weakness all globalists have is numbers. Sure they can fool enough of the population to vote for their agenda but once enough citizens understand their true intent and balk, our numbers are overwhelming. You see, when the rubber hits the road, humans actually prefer freedom over tyranny.

Beyond this, our Brazilian brethren would also set an example for the world to see. Add their example to the British, the French, the Chinese, the Danes, the Sri Lankans, the Canadians and the Italians and you can see a trend building. World-wide citizens of several nations are breaking the chains of oppressive governments. Brazil is one of the latest but what is most interesting about happenings there is the protests span their nation. The real question that comes to my mind is when will us citizens of these United States face the reality of our corrupt government. Strangely enough, while we kid ourselves into believing we are a shining example of freedom and democracy, the globalists have very nearly completely gained a stranglehold on every facet of our nation.