Sunday, May 19, 2013

Scandals and Corruption

Scandalous behavior abounds from the Executive Branch.  The news was full this week of stories like Benghazi, the IRS, and the seizure of personal phone records of the Associated Press.  The sad truth is that this behavior is par for the course from the most inept and corrupt presidential administration to ever lead the American people.  My opinion of Obama and his band of merry henchmen is no secret, since his election the first time I believed he would seek to hurt this country and he has.  So I am not surprised by what has come to light.  The IRS has audited me twice since I started writing about Obama, and while that stinks and is likely quite unfair it is what is.  What I find more disturbing is the behavior of the House and Senate.

The House and Senate which are elected to stand in the gap for We the People are spineless.  Sure they call a committee hearing here and there and gnash their teeth, but then they do nothing more.  They alone have the power to appoint special select committees and empower them to get to the bottom of the corruption and hold accountable those in the administration who clearly believe they are above the law and this includes the President, yet they do nothing.

Benghazi is more than 8 months old, from the beginning the Administration was derelict in its duty and blatantly lied to We the People.  Yet Congress allows it to go on without holding anyone responsible.

The IRS has been under investigation by the IG for months for targeting the President's detractors this was not a secret, yet Congress did nothing.

Fast and Furious another scandal still has no resolution and no one has been held accountable and Congress does nothing.

The Department of Justice under Eric Holder has overreached many times including clear and damning evidence that he is using the DOJ for revenge,  yet he is still the Attorney General.

Obama's corruption and ineptness is no secret, those in his administration are also corrupt and inept, none of this is a secret, yet Congress allows the President and his Administration to continue act above the law with no accountability.

When will We the People say enough.  Time to Rise Up, those we sent to Washington on our behalf have become derelict in their duties as well.  Corruption abounds.  We have allowed those we elected to forget that We the People are their bosses.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

UNINTENDED CONSQENCES


I have been reading somethings in the news lately that have me shaking my head and wondering just what those in DC are thinking.  Logic seems to allude them and few inside the beltway seem to stop and consider unintended consequences of their actions.

The first is insanity of not holding the terrorist who bombed Boston as an enemy combatant.  I am aware this man is a US Citizen, however I also know that he is a traitor to his adopted country.  I am a firm believer in the Constitution but I also believe if you wage war against your country, which he did against your country you lose the right to Constitutional protections.  The administration which is happy to step all over the Constitution when it serves their purposes likes to parade it out if they believe it will make them look good to the world.  The truth is our enemies hate us because of our Constitutional freedoms and treating this evil traitor in such a way will only embolden others to do the same.

The second example of not looking at unintended consequences is CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) which has already passed the House.  The intention of the bill is not bad per se, the intention is to allow the US government, technology and manufacturing companies to work together to protect against Cyber Attacks from enemies.  So on the surface it sounds great.  The problem is that it is written so vaguely and broadly that a potential employer could ask you for your internet password for Facebook to look into you and it would be legal.  That is just one example of the unintended consequences of this bill. Here is a link that gives a quick overview of CISPA so you can look at it, there needs to be a stand to stop the Senate from passing it until it is rewritten to address personal rights.

The last example is the complete ludicrous Immigration bill being debated in the Senate.  It should be a no go, yes the immigration laws need to be revamped, I have walked through that process with someone who was here legally.  The system is horribly broken.  That being said, if our government gives a pass to those who have broken the law then where does it stop.  Reagan did the same thing the unintended consequence was amnesty for millions.  If someone is here illegally then they are committing a crime period.  There are too many people waiting to come here legally not to mention those who are here legally trying to get permanent status to allow those who broke the law a pass.  This bill also does not address our border issues adequately not to mention the fact it is full of pet projects about 400 of them in fact as well as waivers and vague exceptions to the law.  The writers of this bill are trying to garner political favor at the expense of We the People.

Washington often fails to look at the unintended consequences of what they are doing. Political correctness and favor trumps common sense.



Sunday, April 21, 2013

Do Not Be Troubled


This was a hard week as all around horrible things happened.  Evil men planted bombs that exploded to maim and kill.  Someone decided to try and poison politicians and their staffs including  the President.  A plant exploded leveling parts of a city in West, TX.  Earthquakes rocked both Iran and China.  These are just a few headlines.  It is easy to want to curl up in a ball, to hide.  Yet that is not the answer.  

Scripture provides us a clear warning about the times in which we live:

"But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.  For men will be lovers of self,lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous,reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power.." ~2 Timothy 3:1-5

We see without a doubt that we are living in difficult times, horrible things happen everyday. Some perpetrated by evil people and some that are indeed just tragedies.  Yet ignoring evil is no more then answer than curling up in a ball.

I listened to the President this week after the capture of the second bomber warn not to jump to conclusions.  The President refuses to acknowledge that radical Islamic jihad does exist, is deeply planted in America and those who perpetrated the Boston Bombings committed evil acts in the name of a false religion.  

I am not suggesting the President or anyone else in the government could have stopped the evil acts in Boston. However, I also see a pattern with the President and his administration that fears calling evil what it is and that does put us in danger as it emboldens those who choose to do evil.  One only has to look at the fact that the Fort Hood shooting was deemed workplace violence as opposed to terrorism to understand that.  The time has come for the government to not be afraid to label evil what it is and to stand firm in defense of We the People once more.

The events of this week rocked us once again as a nation, it seemed each day brought more bad news.  Yet I reminded myself all week that despite the horrific events of the week that God promises me peace no matter what is happening around me.  

I pray this week will not be quite as eventful as last week. I also pray God's amazing peace for those in Boston, West, TX, those in the Midwest who are experiencing flooding, China and Iran.

Blessings




Saturday, April 13, 2013

A SPADE IS NO LONGER A SPADE

 "But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil."~1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."
~Abraham Lincoln

I am sad and appalled by the inability of many in positions of authority to speak out against evil, they have allowed fear to rule their every word.  Not just in our government, but in our churches, schools and town squares we have accepted the idea political correctness trumps truth.  If anyone does dare to speak and call evil out then that person is castigated, thrown to the wolves and called vile names.  The case of Dr. Ben Carson is a prime example, this world renowned neurosurgeon dared to speak out and speak truth and was trampled by the media and the public to the point where he had to step down from speaking at the commencement at Johns Hopkins University.

This week our President and his administration refuse to stand up to evil in North Korea.  There is this mistaken idea that Kim Jong Un and his band of merry mad men can be reasoned with and that we should be careful not to provoke them.  Really? This man is evil in every way yet our government with the most powerful military in the world fears provoking him.  I am sure the people of North Korea wish we would stop him, then perhaps they can eat and not spend time in torturous prison camps.  The government fears provoking the evil that runs Iran. Again Really?  This government that enslaves its people and threatens to wipe Israel off the map. Yet our government does nothing.  The government fears stepping into the slaughter of Syria's evil dictator Assad who is slaughtering those who dare to stand up to him.  Our government does not understand evil and likely does not believe it exists.

Yet our government is wrong evil does exist even when one walks around acting as if it does not.  The case of Kermit Gosnell is a prime example of evil existing yet political correctness keeping those who are in a position to speak out against it silent.  Kermit Gosnell if you don't know and you may not, slaughtered babies not in some third world country but right here in the US, at his abortion clinic.  Abortion is evil, despite it being legal, yet this man also killed babies who survived abortion.  However not a peep from the White House nor most of the media, Why? Fear and the belief that life doesn't matter.  Abortion has favored status within the halls of media and the government.  I also wonder as many others have if the case of Kermit Gosnell has been mentioned from the pulpit.

When will we (collectively) stop allowing Fear to silence us?

Blessings,

Friday, April 5, 2013

RESIDING IN FANTASY LAND


When you turn on the news it almost seems as if the world has gone completely  crazy.  The world seems full of lunatic leaders who aspire to send the world up in flames.  Peace does not reign, saber rattling is the norm.  These are defiantly the times  that try men's souls.  The difference now is that we have a President and an administration who truly believe that talking to completely delusional, egomanical, blood thirsty dictators is the way to go, that we can somehow convince them to like us.  This is the delusion of many on the left who believe that evil does not exist and therefore talking to lunatic despots will yield results.  

The Administration once again has failed miserably to understand history.  In 1983 President Reagan rightly stated, "We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression."  The Obama Administration has missed this point, the US is no longer feared because there is no will to act upon aggression towards us or our allies.  

Iran is racing towards nuclear weapons because that group of lunatics running Iran believes it is their destiny to usher in the End Times.  Such a deep seated belief indicates they cannot be reasoned with, anymore than Stalin or Hitler could. Iran will not stop because they do not believe there is anyone who will stop them nor stand with Israel, not even the US.

Syria is in complete and utter chaos led by the evil dictator Assad, yet our government allows atrocities Assad is visiting upon his people.  Obama said the red line was chemical weapons, yet even after their were reports he backed down.  Assad is allowed to kill, maim, starve, torture and use WMD on his people and there are zero repercussions. 

North Korea is all over the news.  Again a country led by an evil dictator.  Kim Jong Un has signed the order to wage NUCLEAR war against WE THE PEOPLE, is moving missile launchers around and threatening South Korea.  And so what does this feckless administration do, decide to draw back on our show of strength in the Pacific and make sure we don't provoke the lunatic running North Korea.

I am not a war monger at all but I do believe we are to stand up to evil wherever we find it.  The leaders of Iran, Syria, and North Korea to name but three are evil they cannot be reasoned with, yet this administration believes that the US needs to dial it back, Really?  Past leaders of the US knew that showing strength kept the wolves at bay.  Past leaders knew that evil did indeed exist and that there are times words are not the right weapons to use.  I read the headlines and shake my head and wonder when this administration will leave their fantasy land and enter reality.  The President's main job is to protect We the People so my question is this, "How is allowing evil men to threaten our country protecting We the People?" 

God also knew that we live in a fallen world full of evilness.  Scripture lets us know we are not to sit idly by in the face of evil, "Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?"~Psalm 94:16.  Additionally this is a verse many know that indeed Scripture tells us there is a time for war, "A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.~ Ecclesiastes 3:18

The time is short for this administration to find a spine, let us pray they do before North Korea sends a missile our way.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

THE CREEPING INFRINGEMENT


The 2nd Amendment was written specifically into the Constitution to ensure that citizens of this country would never again face the tyranny of an abusive government.  Over the years there has been a creeping infringement on this right for law abiding citizens, from background checks, to waiting periods, to for a while a ban on certain types of firearms that could legally be owned.  Today there is a push for universal background checks, a requirement for a $10,000 insurance policy by firearm owners, and even a limit on the amount of ammunition one can buy.  The idea is to make gun ownership so onerous that people will just throw up their hands.

However, the founders never put in the Constitution any ifs to be followed for the 2nd Amendment to be invoked.  In fact they all too well understood the price Americans would pay should the 2nd Amendment be infringed upon.

"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."~George Mason

"The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside … Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.~Thomas Paine

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government”~– Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334

Americans however need not rely just on what our Founders knew about tyranny following the disarmament of citizens, here are the thoughts of some of the most vile dictators throughout history on gun control:

“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms.  History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.  Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.   So let’s not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order throughout the occupied Russian territories, and a system of military strong-points must be evolved to cover the entire occupied country.”- Adolf Hitler, dinner talk on April 11, 1942

“If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.”- Joseph Stalin

“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun.  The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”- Mao Tze Tung, Nov 6 1938

History illustrates clearly what happens to populations where firearms are removed from the populace; Tyranny by the government follows, because the populace cannot fight back.  One of the issues that face We the People is the lack of knowledge of history and that is unwise.  A government that is big enough to give you everything has become strong enough to take everything (this is my paraphrase).

Scripture commands us to be wise:

"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is." Ephesians 5:15-17 

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15

We need to seek wisdom, understand history and be ever vigilant against the infringement of our rights.  The government despite their rhetoric is not on the side of what is good and right.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

HYPOCRISY AS USUAL



"You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you."~Deuteronomy 4:2

"I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book"~Revelation 22:18-19

On Easter Sunday, Rev. Luis Leon, at St. John's Episcopal Church, attended by the First Family, stated the following, “It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back … for blacks to be back in the back of the bus, for women to be back in the kitchen, for gays to be in the closet, and for immigrants to be back on their side of the border,” 

There are a few aspects of this story that are disturbing, one is that a man of God would skew God's Word so badly.  God's Word is very specific about not changing it to suit the world's purposes.  God warns in both the Old Testament and the New Testament of not changing His Word.  God does not change nor do His precepts.  Yet this man of God preached a warped message knowing it would garner headlines or perhaps because it would garner headlines, not sure which is worse.

Another aspect of this that is disturbing is the idea that if you stand on God's Word regarding abortion, same sex marriage, or a plethora of other issues considered political you are branded even in the church as a loon or radical.  The Church is called to preach the Gospel, not change it or water it down, but to speak the truth in love from the pulpit.  Pastors, Preachers, Priests, and Ministers are held to account by God for what they preach to their congregations.  Watering down the Word does not please God in fact it angers Him a great deal.  

Lastly, I am disturbed by the fact that the White House/Administration was so quick to condemn a private citizen, in fact arrest him for making a video skewing Mohammad yet they continue to refuse to stand up for Christians, like the US Citizen who is a Pastor and unjustly held at Evian Prison in Iran. The President will not speak out against such a message that vilifies a large group of Americans in fact he sat through it and came out all smiles.  The administration uses the 1st amendment when it is convenient and when someone is in agreement with their thinking.  

The First Amendment states: 
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.
I don't see anywhere in the First Amendment where it state it only applies when it agrees with your opinion. 
Hypocrisy and Lies are running rampant.



Sunday, March 31, 2013

HE IS RISEN



Today we celebrate that Jesus has Risen, not for a minute, a day, a month  but forever.  He conquered death, hell, and the grave for all of us. He did it knowingly and freely.  Today we celebrate total and complete victory, the battle was forever won long ago.  A friend of mine of Facebook shared part of a sermon by Dr. S.M. Lockridge the clip is entitled That's My King.  While describing who Jesus is is difficult because our human minds just can't comprehend Who He Is this side of Heaven and there are just not appropriate words in the human vocabulary, this clip is powerful.  I hope it touches you as it did me.




Blessings,

Friday, March 29, 2013

IT IS FINISHED



"He said, It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit." John 19:30b

Today is Good Friday, it sounds strange to call the day the Savior was brutally tortured and crucified good.  Yet it is because this is the day He finished the battle on our behalf.  Jesus paid the price for all freely and without reservation.  He defeated Satan once and for all.  The question that comes to mind is how often do I forget this?  How often do I fight a battle that Jesus won on the Cross long ago? How often to I feel defeated and in despair because I forget "IT IS FINISHED!!"

I can walk in victory all of my days because Jesus won the ultimate battle on the cross so many years ago for me.  My prayer is Thank You Lord and may I never forget!



Blessings

Thursday, March 28, 2013

DECEPTIVE PRACTICES

It seems that our leadership in this country is becoming increasingly bold in its mission to deceive We the People.  The question is are we buying what they are selling? Or are we seeking wisdom and discernment to see the truth?  

The Administration is working hard to deceive We the People with regards to the current budget crunch, which I will point out is of their own making.  Despite statements to the contrary the President signed the Sequestration into law. 

White House (House of We the People) tours cancelled yet the first family jets here and there on not one but three vacations thus far this year.  Military tuition assistance in all branches of the military cut, a promise made to those who are willing to pay the ultimate price for you and me, yet a leader in the democratic party,  Debbie Wasserman Schultz bemoans her staff could not afford a high quality meal because of the budget cuts. Her staffers earn between $60K and $160K per year.  Boarder security cut yet Vice President Biden spent $585K for a stay in Paris. We have a debt of Trillions yet our Administration is willing to give Egypt run by the Muslim Brotherhood a sworn enemy of We the People half a billion dollars in aid.  

Deception is powerful only when we fail to stand up, question, and say enough.  

Theodore Roosevelt stated, "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does NOT mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country."

Scripture warns us, "But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse,deceiving and being deceived." ~2 Timothy 3:13

The question we have to ask is "Are we willing to allow deception to rule the day?"

Blessings,