Monday, December 20, 2010
General Washington literally drummed men out of the army who practiced homosexuality. He knew that the strength of the military was more a function of their unseen moral character than it was of their visible military might. Our founders understood that morality was defined by the Bible, and our laws and public policy must be consistent with Biblical principles. The Bible sets the boundaries for ordered liberty. It is the objective standard that has provided peace, prosperity and stability for over 400 years. The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is an attempt to call “moral” what God has called an abomination. Homosexuality, as well as any sexual practice outside of holy matrimony is immoral, and as stated on the walls of the Missouri Senate chamber: “Nothing is politically right that is morally wrong.”
We must call on the new Congress convening in January to re-establish once again the primacy of our Judeo-Christian standard of law and morality, and reaffirm the standards clearly set forth in the Uniform Code of Military Justice which strictly forbids homosexuality and adultery.
To do anything less would mean losing the favor of God and emasculating our military.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
James A. Garfield, 20th President, reminded us that
"The people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities."
Now we must begin the work of demanding that only intelligent, brave and pure Americans sit in the seats of government. We must rededicate ourselves to the proposition that the liberty we enjoy is a sacred stewardship for which we will be held accountable by God and our posterity. We must therefore be active participants in the institutions of American government from local school boards to state and national offices.
We begin with the premise that we are “One Nation Under God,” and we look for leaders who are themselves, “under God” to give us reason to hope that they will lead in ways that are consistent with that Judeo-Christian ethic that has produced the greatest nation the world has ever known.
This is not a time to be quiet about our faith. It is not a time to buy into the lie that “Two things you don’t talk about are politics and religion.” After all, what is more important than politics, which addresses the condition of our civic happiness, and religion which addresses our eternal well being? No, let’s be sure that if we only get a chance to talk about two things it will be politics and religion.
The work of turning around a nation that was steadily declining into a Socialistic state begins now. We will have another opportunity in 2012 to elect more Constitutionally-minded citizens to public office. In the meantime we must work to recapture those foundational principles and re-educate the citizenry so that liberty will be safeguarded. Remembering Thomas Jefferson’s admonishment, “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” To which let me add “active participation.”
Monday, October 18, 2010
There is a valid question that suggests there may no longer be a thing called “private property” in America. Don’t pay your “rent” in the form of real estate taxes and see if the real owner doesn’t show up to boot you off his land. Was it ever yours then?
The Federal government has gone from about 5% of GDP in 1900 to over 25% in 2010. That’s a fivefold increase in the reach of government into the private lives of citizens. There is a regulatory agency now for almost anything and everything. This totalitarian movement has been slowly creeping into the lives of Americans with relatively no objection or pushback. It happened slowly, incrementally, and the average citizen just sat back and let it happen.
With the election and the actions of the Obama administration all that changed. The sleeping giant –the free citizen– woke up. Americans went back to the Constitution to see if what the government was doing was legal, and they found a government that went far beyond it’s constitutional authority. We said “No More!”
In November we begin to reverse the course of this nation, once again, toward liberty. A slow drift to the left for more than two generations is about to be reversed as Americans –we the people– once again work to correct the course of the greatest nation in the world. Thank you President Obama, for waking us up to this important reality. We may not have done it without you!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
First, the President’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel was reported to be preparing to leave the White House to enter the Mayoral race in Chicago, a reportedly long-time personal ambition of his.
Secondly, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, chose to adjourn Congress in order for members to go home early to campaign for re-election in November, instead of remaining in Washington to vote on extending the Bush tax cuts beyond 2010.
These two reports reveal character traits of people who clearly act out of personal ambition over the good of the country. Unfortunately, this character trait has become too common place, and I have found that it speaks even to the definition of a modern liberal.
This next election must not be a contest between Democrats and Republicans, but rather it will be a contest between liberals and conservatives, between those who put personal ambition above the good of the country, and those who are motivated by a higher calling.
Let there be a purge in November. Let those who would rule others motivated by personal ambition and power lust, be replaced by others who will serve their nation because of a sense of calling and an awareness of their accountability to God. Let’s call it “Purge 2010!”
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Thank God that American liberty is perpetuated, not by the shed blood of revolutionaries, but by the shed egos of corrupted self-serving politicians.
The fact that people like Charlie Christ and Lisa Murkowski choose to run as independents instead of supporting their party’s nominees, reveals the nature of their true character-self-serving ambition. They are intoxicated with power and would rather punish the nation with the election of a Democrat than support a Republican who isn’t them. Their actions simply validate the wisdom of those who went to the polls on Primary Day.
It is clearly a time for a changing of the guard, for retiring the white-haired monuments -of either party-who see themselves as the untouchable ruling class. It’s time for a purge! It’s time to get back to principles of ordered liberty under God as outlined in our Constitution.
We have a unique history of winning against the odds –evidence of God’s favor. Let’s not lose it. Let’s continue to pray that American Christians will turn to God in repentance and prayer, repent from our own self-centered ways, and trust God for a revival that will turn hearts toward Him, and make us once again One Nation Under God. Let’s do it for the next generation.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
After all, there is a moral equivalency between this situation and the building of a mosque at Ground Zero. They both have the Constitutional right to do what they plan, but they are both unwise decisions, because they both illustrate intolerance and a lack of consideration for those they oppose. As Christians, the golden rule applies: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Neither the World Trade Center Mosque or the Gainesville Koran burning reflect that basic Biblical sentiment. They should both cancel their intended plans.
I wonder. Do you think President Obama will publicly express his support for the legal right to burn the Koran as he did for building of the Mosque?
Wisdom says both ideas should be rejected.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Whether Beck is a Christian or a Mormon is irrelevant to the significance of the event. It’s not about the man; it’s about the message. God has spoken in times past through unlikely vessels. He seems to have a thing for that. Beck was a prophetic voice calling a nation back to God. He recognizes more than some, that this must be the first step to restoring our nation. We must be one nation under God first. Then we can discern His will for our nation and develop our national life and public policy within that paradigm.
That is the message we have been preaching and teaching in our theme, “America Bless God.” God has blessed America for over 200 years. We must turn it around and acknowledge His sovereignty over us if we can expect to continue to enjoy the peace and prosperity we have known.
Now it’s time for preachers to preach it from the pulpits. Don’t be out-done by a news commentator. Shame on us! Our pulpits must be “ablaze with glory” once again.
Glenn Beck talked about the “Black Robed Regiment.” This was the regiment that King George feared the most –the preachers of the colonies. The Black Robed Regiment must once again lead the way to national repentance and public acknowledgement of God’s sovereignty over America. We must look to the stone we’ve been cut, the rock from which we have been hewn, (Isaiah 51:1), and work to restore our spiritual, and moral foundation, or we will no doubt go the way of Sodom and Gomorrah –not too good!
Pray for Glenn Beck, pray for your pastor, pray for our President and all those in authority over us. Pray for our nation to turn back to God for the benefit of generations to come, that they might know the peace and prosperity that we have known. Pray to see “America Bless God!”
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
First of all, he honored the Muslim religion by hosting a Ramadan dinner at the White House where he emphasized their legal right to build a mosque at the site of the World Trade Center attack by Islamofascists, while choosing to be silent on the “wisdom” of such a decision, thus leaving the scales tipped in favor of building the mosque. This is nothing less than pouring salt into a national wound from which we are still healing.
Mayor Bloomberg and others who favor building the mosque ostensibly to show that we are better than Islamic countries, because we tolerate their religion while they outlaw ours, reveals a critical near-sighted ignorance of the religion of Islam. The world-wide Islamic community will see this, not as a statement of American tolerance, but rather as American weakness, and Islamic supremacy.
And finally, we must correct the record concerning the idea that our founders regarded all religions equally. The Judiciary Committee Report of 1854 answered the question: “What is the establishment of Religion?” Their answer:
“At the time of the adoption of the Constitution the general sentiment was that general Christianity should be encouraged but not any one sect.”
Remember Give-me-liberty-or-give-me-death Patrick Henry? He said,
“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ; for this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom to worship here.” (Emphasis mine)
It’s clear our founders believed that the principles of general Christianity were superior to those of other world religions, and that Christian principles would allow the greatest amount of liberty, peace and prosperity possible. I think a quick survey of world cultures would affirm that belief.
So, Constitutional rights notwithstanding, we must defend and promote those American values that have produced the greatest nation in the world or we will lose it. It must begin by replacing those in leadership who do not share traditional American values, including President Obama, as I see it, the first un-American American President.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Judge Susan Bolton’s decision on the Arizona law, S.B. 1070, and the way she came to it represents another clear example of government by the rule of situational ethics instead of the rule that has provided the most consistent and stable government the world has ever known -- the rule of law.
When the Federal Government chooses to look the other way when a law is intentionally ignored by government officers, as in the case of sanctuary cities, and then chooses to challenge government officers who choose to insure that federal laws are enforced as in the case of Arizona S.B. 1070, you know something is seriously “rotten in Denmark,”--actually, in D.C.
If we are no longer subordinate to the rule of law we will necessarily be subordinate to the rule of whoever is in the position of power. This is totalitarianism, tyranny.
Every freedom-loving American and legal immigrant citizen must be sure they are registered to vote this November and they must vote to replace the present regime in Washington with men and women who believe that God, the Constitution and the rule of law represent the Supreme authority in the land, not whimsical human feelings.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Let me explain. This is the only nation in all of world history that was established “…for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian Religion...” as stated in the Mayflower Compact. We have enjoyed peace and prosperity unmatched on the face of the earth, because of the effectiveness of the Biblical principle:
“blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord.”
As long as we have publicly acknowledged God as the true Sovereign of our Nation, and have endeavored to fashion our private lives and our public institutions according to the principles set forth in the Bible we have prospered.
But there is a new spirit elbowing its way into American life, an anti-Christ spirit that is actively working to displace our Christian identity to replace it with the gods of Secular Humanism.
The Church is the only bulwark against such an evil intrusion into American life, and the Christian clergy are the leaders of His Church. I’m reminded of the words of elder statesman Edmund Burke, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” So I ask, is that where we are in America? Have the “good men” done nothing, and as a result our children will enjoy less peace and prosperity than our parents passed on to us? Is this why the holy institution of marriage is being perverted into an abomination that will result in the abuse of the next generation? Is this why families are disintegrating as love is growing cold, why our economy is unraveling, and instead of being the lender to the world, we have become a borrower? Have we forgotten, or have we not known that the borrower is slave to the lender?
Corruption in government is now accepted as normal, and perhaps rightly so, since it is a government of the people. If the people of the nation have become corrupt –godless-then so must the government of the people be corrupt also, and where are the clergy? Where are the prophetic voices crying out, “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.”
I confess, we have isolated ourselves in the ivory towers, we call our pastor’s study or office, while the world outside is going to hell in a hand basket. But we don ‘t want to get too political for fear of becoming defiled. Can you imagine Jesus saying to His disciples, “We’re not going into the Valley of the Gaderenes, because I don’t want to get all that demon stuff all over me. I need to stay clean?” I don't think so. The very fact that politics is dirty demands our attention all the more. Charles Finney told us “In a country like ours politics is part of our religion…God will bless or curse this country according to the course Christians take in politics.”
Will the clergy lead the army of God to redeem America, as the last best hope for a dying world, a world in need of the Gospel message we have been entrusted with?
Will the Christian clergy of this nation quit preaching dead sermons to dead congregations and begin to set their pulpits ablaze with glory preaching the righteousness of God, under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and witness Christ confirming His Word with signs and wonders bringing our nation to its knees in repentance, that we might once again give the Sovereign His rightful place of authority over our land?
The clergy will have to come out from their offices, and even out from their church buildings and proclaim God’s will at the school board meeting, at the town council meeting, at the County seat, wherever the “gates of the city” are found to set the course for our citizens. It is our Biblical mandate, not to complain or criticize those who sit “at the city gates” but to “posses the gates.” It is the Christian clergy, and those that they have equipped who are to be sitting in those positions of authority, not the godless.
It defies all logic to expect ungodly people to rule in godly ways. Mind you, God isn’t calling every believer to get directly involved with politics, but he is calling some. The clergy must identify and equip those who God has called for the work of this particular ministry. It is a mission field.
We just celebrated 234 years of Independence sparked by what King George called “that Presbyterian rebellion.” The future of this great Nation “under God” is still in the hands of the Christian clergy. What kind of stewardship will we exercise? When we stand before Him who sent us, how shall we answer? There is no doubt the Church will be triumphant. The question is, “Who will march in the parade?”
Thursday, May 13, 2010
So then what about the Arizona law allowing law enforcement officers to ask for proof of citizenship of those who may be violating the law?
Two principles provide the framework for our response: Truth and grace, or the law and compassion. We want to be compassionate toward the alien as instructed in the Old Testament and confirmed in the New Testament. We want to provide them with every opportunity to share in the prosperity of our country, doing unto others as we would have them do unto us. Yet, we must uphold the integrity of our borders. This is also a Biblical mandate:
"Cursed is the one who moves his neighbors' landmark”. -- Deuteronomy 27:17.
Both principles must work in tandem to provide the best Christian response: We must have grace and compassion within the bounds of the law. There must be respect for the law. If we find a law disagreeable then we use the legal and political process to change it.
“Let every soul be subject to governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” –Romans 13:1
Name-calling and accusing one another of evil intent does not advance the cause of anyone except those who are driven by ungodly forces. Christians must not return evil with evil.
So in short, the Christian ought to respond with compassion within the bounds of the law.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Unfortunately, America made a mistake last election. If it is not corrected soon the United States of America will no longer be the great city on a hill, the land of peace, promise and prosperity we have become accustomed to, and perhaps have taken for granted. We must pray for our leaders, including our President and his family while we prepare to elect a new congress in 2010 and a new President in 2012.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Instead of upholding ethical standards they feel free to change those standards to appease the immoral left while trampling on our system of laws and justice. If the “ ethics” committee will not practice ethics where does that leave the rest of our government, and our nation?
We must insist that our legislators abide by our laws and the Constitution, and recognize only the union of a man and a woman as a legitimate marriage, as per federal law. This continuing mob rule is the reason why Americans are calling for a purge in the next election. The next generation is counting on us to keep the “mob” from destroying this great nation.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Though we can expect to see less than civil behavior on both sides, the reality is that those on the right are animated by general principles deriving from the Christian faith, like respecting others as you would have them respect you even when you may disagree. As a group they are less prone to violence. The left, for the most part and in contrast to the right, does not reflect a Christian worldview, but rather a godless secular worldview not restrained by Biblical morality. In their view the cause justifies any means necessary, including violence, as illustrated by the acts of eco-terrorists.
It was reported today that Democratic supporters were throwing eggs at Tea Party buses, and Republican legislators were receiving death threats laced with vulgar language. This does not bode well for the prospects of civil order. President Obama’s actions are bringing to a full head a cultural civil war that had been simmering for the last few decades between the godless, and those who believe we are “One Nation Under God.”
As the left feels more emboldened and justified in their cause they will react with more violence and uncivil behavior unrestrained by a Christian ethic. It only stands to reason that adopting more godless European attitudes will also bring more godless European style civil disobedience and violence.
Monday, March 22, 2010
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
It’s apparent that good men and women obviously did not do enough to stop this socialist assault masquerading as a National Health care bill. Can anyone, Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Liberal really believe:
1. That 30 million more people will have health insurance coverage without an increase in cost?
2. That 30 million more people will have access to medical care with no increase in doctors, and without rationing?
3. That we will rid Medicare and Medicaid of the gross fraud and theft?
4. That the government calculations are even remotely reliable?
5. That premiums will really come down?
6. That the IRS will be able to effective administer the financial elements of this program?
It defies logic to believe any of the above will be true. Anyone who really believes any of it is obviously intoxicated with the liberal cool-aid, or grossly ignorant of the issues involved.
But good can come from evil. If Americans who believe in the principles of liberty will rise up to take back our country, we can have a revival of American nationalism, and reset the foundational principles that have produced the greatest nation on the face of the earth.
It must begin with a purging of all legislators and elected officials who will not be ruled by our Constitution, but rather insist on changing the Constitution by means other than those set forth by our founders. Every eligible Christian must be registered to vote this November and they must vote for men who fear God and who believe in the system of eternal rewards and punishment. This is what our founders believed to be a prerequisite for holding public office and it is a principle we must reaffirm.
For the sake of our children and generations to follow, get involved, get engaged, get educated and let the purge begin! Purge 2010!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
What is important, they said, was that the health bill was passed, by whatever means is necessary. This gives us yet one more window into the mind of the liberal ideology setting us up for totalitarian tyranny.
The liberal mindset demonstrated by Obama, Pelosi and Reid suggests that the Constitution and written rules are what they call “living documents” and are subordinate to the intellect and the will of the "enlightened ones" who now hold power because of their intellectual superiority. After all, they have evolved to a much higher degree than the primitive and ignorant white dead men who founded this nation hundreds of years ago.
The danger here is that the Constitution which provided peace, prosperity and stability like no other nation has ever known will lose its power, and we will become like the other nations of the world at best.
America is unique because of our systems our institutions, and yes, even our methods as set forth in our founding documents. We are a nation of laws, not of human whim, no matter how enlightened one may think he is. If we ever cease to be governed by laws we will be ruled by men –evil men. The method is everything, Mr. President.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Then President Obama appoints Rashad Hussain, to serve as Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference. Hussain is a clear sympathizer of America’s enemies, as expressed in his comments defending Sami Al-Arian, a convicted terrorist and former leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Now, questions are rightfully being raised as to how a terrorist sympathizer has risen to such a position within the president's administration. A quick look into Hussain reveals that he has the background of a typical Obama administration official: Ivy League education, career in public service, and an added bonus, a connection to the Soros family.In 2003, Hussain was named a Fellow to the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation. It’s clear, this administration is either totally incompetent or anti-American. Either way, it does not bode well for our future.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The President of the United States sounded like an angry juvenile blaming all his shortcomings on everyone else, and pledging to re-double his efforts to continue down the path that will be the ruination of the greatest nation on earth. He just doesn’t get it. He spent most of his time double-talking about the economy to appease both sides of the aisle. But if his track record tells us anything, it tells us that he only plans on following through with half of what he said –the half that appeases the left.
It’s clear he hasn’t learned from his mistakes handling the economy. He persists in promoting cap and trade legislation that will certainly pull the plug on an economy already in critical condition.
He doesn’t get it when it comes to national defense. As if the morale of our armed forces isn’t hurt enough by his refusal to treat terrorists as enemy combatants, now he wants to make homosexual rights in the military a cause célèbre.
What this tells me is that we must re-double our efforts, first of all, in praying for our President and all those placed in authority over us, then we must prepare to purge the government of all ungodly leadership in 2010 and 2012. The Tea Party movement is a good start, but yet we must go further to address the most fundamental issue of our national identity, that we are “One Nation Under God.” That must be our starting point.
From a foundation of faith in God and the Holy Scriptures we derive, standards, policies and laws for good government. This was the belief of our founders, and it must be the guiding philosophy of good government and politics if we are to see our nation and our culture prevail.
This is a time to learn, to teach, and to prepare for the biggest governmental purge this nation has ever seen. Yes, let the purge begin, 2010!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The American people have arisen! They will accept nothing less than a political purge of self-serving, power hungry, yellow-streaked legislators who have tried to foist “change” on a nation established to promote liberty, not Marxist, Socialist totalitarianism. We are not Europe. We are the United States of America, -One Nation Under God!
Now is the time to get educated on the issues, study up on the principles that have made this nation the world’s “last best hope,” and get ready to vote out of office anyone who won’t stand up for common-sense principles that will produce, liberty, peace and prosperity. Let the purge begin!