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Love your neighbor?
February 19, 2018, 2:14 pm
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As a Christian I try to practice the teaching of Jesus Christ in my daily life. In a conversation with a lawyer (a religious lawyer), one who studied the Law as found in the Jewish Scriptures. The passage is found in the gospel of Luke:
Luk 10:25-27 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (26) He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” (27) And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” (English Standard Version)
Jesus then answered him that he had spoken correctly and should do as the law required. The Lawyer asked him, “Who is my neighbor”. Jesus then told a story about a man who had been left for dead on a road side by robbers. A priest walked on the road and saw the man lying there and crossed over to the other side so as not to touch the possibly dead man and become unclean. A Levite then came by also a form of priest, somewhat like the deacons in many churches, he too passed by on the other side.

Then along came a Samaritan, seeing the man he went to him, bandaged him as best he could and cleaned out the wounds. Put the man on his animal and took him to an inn. The next day as he was leaving, he handed the innkeeper a goodly sum of money and asked him to take care of the man, anything more that he had to do above the amount that he was given, the Samaritan said he would pay upon his return.

Now we must understand that Samaritans were hated by Jewish people and would normally have nothing to do with them. Jesus asked the Lawyer who was the one who was neighbor to the injured man. The Lawyer replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” He could not just say the Samaritan, they were lower than any Jewish person. He did however realize that Jesus was teaching him that all people are our neighbors.

Since we have removed God from our normal day, no more prayer in schools, no more Bible reading, God is no longer a part of our daily lives in the greater world in which we live. We now have 60 million dead babies, we have school shootings, we have gang violence, drugs are pervasive in our society, we have sexual promiscuity, with children having children, divorce rates have skyrocketed, and marriage is no longer something that is revered.

Evil is rampant in our society, and yet the government says they can solve this problem by just removing guns from law abiding citizens. Problem, then only criminals will be armed, police are armed but cannot come to your aid before you are killed by those criminals. Police are valiant men and women but they cannot stop a crime from happening, they can only react to the crime that has happened. It is my belief that we need to allow for teachers who are licensed concealed carriers to carry on campus, but it is also necessary that we rid ourselves of the “politically correct” crowd in our midst and wake up to the reality of the need for God to be a part of our every day lives.

If God is allowed back into our public square then the teaching of Jesus, of things like “Love your neighbor as yourself” and “Blessed are the peacemakers” will be taught and become a part of our very lives again. We also need to speak up when we see something that seems out of place in our neighborhood, to help avert a suicide, or murder. I know that growing up in New York City, I do not remember teen suicides, or death and destruction on every street. I also don’t remember the hatred I see today in our nation. I grew up in an integrated neighborhood, we played baseball, football, basketball together, there was no thought about black or white, just who was the best pitcher or quarterback. We fought with each other, but it was verbal, very rare was it a fist fight.

We had bullies, but we took care of that too, we stuck together and did what was necessary to take care of one another. We loved our neighbors, even the two German kids on the street, (Joke) we were German, Italian, Irish and African. We did not hyphenate our ethnicity, we did not need to, we were and are Americans. Ethnicity did not make any difference. I blame the government, liberal professors, and lawyers for the mess we are in today. We need more of Christ and less of division in our nation, because we are in the midst of destroying this Republic in which we live. Remember I said Republic, not democracy.

I cannot in good conscience ask God to bless America, for we no longer bless God which we used to do regularly. Our nation is now in the midst of total breakdown, and if we continue on this path we shall end up in groups and perhaps it will be another civil war, and this one will destroy our republic.

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Seven Principles | The Constitution Party
June 11, 2016, 3:32 pm
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Come to the Constitution Party website and meet our candidates for President/VP, see also the 7 principles of the party. We believe in the Constitution of the United States as the supreme law of the land. It is not a changeable document as some would have us believe, it is not some living document that changes at the whim of this or that party. It is the foundation of everything we believe in as a part of this nation.

Life, Liberty, Family, Private Property, Declaration of Independence/Constitution/Bill of Rights, State’s Rights, American Sovereignty

Source: Seven Principles | The Constitution Party

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We have to act fast!
September 17, 2014, 2:44 pm
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That is what our President said in a speech, he says we can’t dawdle we have to address this world-wide threat. The only problem is he is talking about Ebola, not ISIL, a threat that promises to come here and kill our neighbors and families. Ebola, is a horrible disease, but while he won’t put boots on the ground to destroy ISIL, he will send 3,000 of our men and women to take care of logistics so we can save people from dying in Africa.

It is good to see where his priorities lie, it seems he doesn’t really care that our people are in grave danger from ISIL but he does care about people in Africa dying from this disease. The article can be found here. It is amazing he waited an entire year to even mention ISIL, and then only to lead from behind, but with this horror in Africa he jumps out front, sending our troops and medical teams to stop the spread of this killer.

Typical of a social engineer, not of a commander-in-chief. Our military are not men and women to be used as social pawns in his political games, soldiers are to be used properly, to kill people (enemies) and break things. When will we get it straight.

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Is impeachment the right course?
July 9, 2014, 2:08 pm
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I have to wonder about the calls for impeachment of President Obama. As much as I believe he has committed offenses that warrant impeachment, I also wonder if this is a wrong move. I read that Pat Buchanan thinks it would be a mistake. That to impeach the President would just give added fodder to the democrats to use against the Republicans. Sarah Palin on the other hand cites the scandals that surround this President as being proof that he has committed numerous offenses that fit the bill and that it should be done now.

I have to admit, this President has shown a propensity for ignorance, in that, he continues to tell us that he knew nothing about the atrocity at Benghazi, the IRS and the many other scandals swirling around him. Yet there is mounting evidence that Democratic Senators were applying pressure on the IRS, and that much of the IRS targeting was directed from Washington DC not Cincinnati. Of course we also know that the White House and State Department people were also instrumental in propagating the lies about what the Benghazi attack was. Yet the President does not admit to knowing anything, until he read about it in the Newspapers. That of course goes for the deaths of Veterans at VA hospitals around the country.

The problem with writing Bills of Impeachment against the President, are quite literally an exercise in futility. The Senate will never agree to convict the President. Remember Bill Clinton was embroiled in an impeachment bill from the house, and some of the democrats even admitted that he was guilty, but refused to vote to convict. The same would happen today if there were a Bill of Impeachment filed against Obama.

What do you think about this thing? Should the House of Representatives go through the gyrations to bring a bill of impeachment? I do believe it would be an exercise in futility for the house to do this. Join the conversation



Only 10% approval for Congress?
December 11, 2013, 8:27 am
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Why is it that Americans have so much distrust of our legislative branch? Is it because they can’t seem to get anything done, or is it because they have allowed spending to spiral out of control? I for one see the attempt to repeal the “Affordable Care Act” and replace it with H. R. 3121, a common sense approach to health care reform, as a positive move by the House of Representatives. Of course the Democrats and the Main Stream Media keep saying that the Republicans have not put forth any plan to fix health care, and people don’t seem to want to check for themselves to see if this is truth or not.

I think it is high time to become informed of the truth instead of listening to the lies you are fed daily by NBC, CBS and ABC who are shills for the Democratic Party, and begin to research this for yourselves. I know that playing games, and conversing with your friends on Facebook is more fun than actually doing your own research, but you need to become informed about the true state of affairs of our nation.Seventeen Trillion Dollars debt is no way to live, budgets need to reflect the true state of our financial house. Instead we continue to spend like drunks who are only looking for the next drink, or addicts looking for the next score.

Learn what is really happening, you may be surprised when you realize that the Democratic party has forced through legislation that will, if not checked, bankrupt our nation. This trip we are on is rapidly sending us in third world status, we no longer influence other nations, our friends can no longer trust our word, and we are making treaties with our enemies and touting this as a wonderful thing. We are ready to allow Iran to continue their uranium enrichment projects and the claim is that they will not be able to get a bomb because they cannot enrich enough to do so. They have been enriching Uranium for years, why do we think we can stop that by words on paper? Why do we turn our backs on our friends and allies and give preferential treatment to our enemies. Iran has threatened to obliterate Israel, and they sponsor terror groups all over the world. It has been reported that they have a group working in South America. Wake up America, before you find yourself unable to defend our country, and facing war again, but, this time on our own soil.

Feel free to comment, I would be glad to hear from you in regard to this or any of my other writings.

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Black Self-Sabotage – Walter E. Williams – Page full
August 7, 2013, 8:44 pm
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Excellent article by Dr. Williams of George Mason University. Please read this article, it points out some really salient points.

Black Self-Sabotage – Walter E. Williams – Page full.

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Scandels?
May 20, 2013, 3:41 pm
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Fox News reporter James Rosen has been named as a Co-conspirator in a criminal case involving the release of information from 2009. The story is here. Now it seems to me that Rosen just reported what he had found out, from a briefing perhaps or from a source that he had cultivated. It really doesn’t matter, it appears that the original leaker has already been arrested and is serving time for the release of the information. Meanwhile the Obama Administration is attempting to stifle the freedom of the press. Obama claims to be a man who really believes in the freedom of the press, as set forth in the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.

If this were true, why is the DOJ trumping up charges against reporters and going after their personal emails, and telephone calls. Could it be that this White House is lying about wanting a free press? I know that they don’t want law abiding citizens to legally own firearms, why do we think they might want like a free press? Check out the story, then maybe you might be angry enough to write to your congressperson and your senators.

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What Next?
April 3, 2013, 11:02 am
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In the midst of North Korea blustering about destroying the United States, and being at war with South Korea, with Iran talking trash about destroying Israel and the Americans, with the Muslim Brotherhood taking over Egypt, Libya and Turkey what do we want to be worried about?

According to Forbes Magazine it is whether Austin, TX can become the Dubai of the United States. A new book has come out written by Daniel Brook and it describes the “History of Future Cities.” Think about this, he says that St. Petersburg (Russia), Mumbai (India), Shanghai and Dubai will be the models for city life in the future. He says that they will be more able to attract smart people from all over the world, and they, congregating together will become the centers for creative ideas.

Now it may very well be true that this country is no longer the capital of creative ideas, although Silicon Valley might disagree with that. I do believe that San Antonio Texas, and other cities would also disagree with that premise, but, SO WHAT? As the countries of the world continue to spiral downward in chaos, why should we worry about whether or not one of our cities will be the city of the future? As Russia returns to dictatorship, and Putin tries to rebuild the “Soviet Empire” while the North Koreans try to again conquer the South Koreans and of course let us not forget the Middle East which is in the midst of turmoil too. Let us also look to Europe, as it falls apart in the midst of fiscal stupidity, and political idiocy. The latest figures from the EU is that there are 26 million people out of work, that is a sizable chunk of the EU, how long can that last before it explodes and the EU slides into depression.

Of course our own nation is not doing all that well, what with subsidies for all sorts of hair brained schemes, like wind farms, and solar farm arrays that are the “future” of our power grid. How about the fact that we subsidize our Sugar Companies, and I ask you why? So they can continue to control the price of sugar in this country. If we allowed other sugar producers to sell their sugar in our country, the price would go down. Let us also understand that companies who have Billions in profits, GE comes to mind, yet they have all sorts of tax advantages that you and I will never see. If GE had to pay taxes on all that money they are hoarding, we would not need to tax our citizens, so let us get rid of these tax breaks for huge corporations and let them pay, as our President is fond of saying, their Fair Share.

Speaking of political idiocy, our politicians do not want to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. You just need to look at where all that money comes from to fill the campaign coffers and you know why these big corporations get off scot-free when it comes to taxation, and why you and I have to pay for the boondoggles that these politicians come up with to help out their contributors. Follow the money and you will see that even our man of the people, President Vacation Obama, rakes in millions from those corporate bigwigs.

I am glad that Texas and other states are willing to say to the Federal Government “leave us alone” we don’t want or need your interference in our affairs. It is time to wake up and smell the coffee, it is time for the federal government to do what it is empowered by the Constitution to do, that is to guard the borders of our nation, to deal with foreign threats and to leave we the people to work out our own destiny in our respective states. Look out for our interests, and don’t worry so much about pleasing others, we don’t need to be loved, we need to be respected! This is the best hope for freedom in the world, don’t destroy that by trying to be liked.

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First Amendment
February 28, 2013, 3:12 pm
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Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.

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 had said a while ago that I was going to do some blogging on the Amendments to the Constitution and so I wrote yesterday on the 2nd Amendment, now today I want to go back to the 1st Amendment. This amendment restricts the Federal Government, Legislative branch from establishing a National religion. Now at the time this was written this country was a Christian nation, true there were Jewish synagogues, but the nation was made up of people who were Christian. The founders remembered what it was like in European nations, mostly in England and France. In England when a new king or queen ascended to the throne, whatever faith group they belonged to become the dominant religion. So they actually had wars between the Catholic and Protestant groups. Henry the VIII (8th) established the Anglican or Church of England as the Church, and it was beholden to the crown for its subsistence.

In other European countries the same type of thing happened, in France the Huguenots were almost completely wiped out, in Germany it was the Lutherans and the Catholics. In Spain there was a terrible time of persecution and many were killed. So from those countries came immigrants to the New World and settled in the different states, wanting only the freedom to worship God in their own way.

So with that historical reality behind them and a future free from oppression they wrote a wonderful Constitution, and then the Bill of Rights was set out as Amendments to the Constitution to make sure there would not be any doubt in anyones mind about the Unalienable rights granted to all men by God, not government. The problem happens though that as time goes on, we forget our history and we want to make changes to our founding documents. We don’t like the idea that the Constitution says, Congress cannot make any law that goes against the first amendment.

Let’s look at this First Amendment, what does it really say? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” It seems pretty clear, the Federal Legislature may not make any one denomination a national denomination, like what happened in Europe. You see along with declaring this or that denomination as the only one to be legal, the others became dissenters, while the one that was favored received compensation from the State, while the dissenters got no money from the state and had to fend for themselves. So in the United States, there would be no national church, the country was still heavily Christian, but all denominations were treated equally. In addition to restricting the right of Congress to establishment of religion, they also said that Congress could not restrict the free exercise of each of the different denominations. Oh and nowhere in the Constitution does it say anything about a wall of separation, a term we hear a lot about these days, but it doesn’t exist in the Constitution.

The very next thing it says in this First Amendment, is: “or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;” Wow, that means that you or I can say things like, the Government is really pushing hard to take away our rights, and we are free to say that. In the time when this was written, Preachers would preach against what they saw as wrongs being perpetrated by the government, it was a freedom of speech issue and the founders were perfectly alright with that too. Then there is Freedom of the Press, now I don’t like a lot of the stuff I see on the nightly news, or in the newspapers, but then a Democratic Republic which is what this nation is, is not always going to be the way you or I like it or want it. That is also why we have lasted so long as a free and sovereign people.

Now for that last part of the First Amendment: “or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Remember when Obamacare was still out there and people were complaining loudly about it, that was the time when our politicians held town hall meetings and caught all sorts of grief from their constituents, they still voted it into law, but they knew that people were really angry about it. Remember the huge rallies that the Tea Party held, that was the right of the people to peaceably to assemble. They were peaceful and they cleaned up after themselves too. We do have the right to come together to talk and even to petition our Government looking for them to hear our grievance and do something about that problem.

Now that is the First Amendment to the Constitution, it gives us rights, and restricts the Federal Government from messing with those rights. The problem I see is that our right to practice our religion in public has been greatly infringed, not only by government, but by our schools, and by the courts. What do you think about this, what is it we should be doing to stop the erosion of our rights as citizens of this nation? We are a free and sovereign people, we are not serfs of the Federal Government, it is, in my estimation, time that our elected representatives began to represent us instead of their own pocketbooks. What do you think?



Guest Worker Program
January 31, 2013, 10:47 am
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I like the ideas put forth by Senator Rubio, it makes sense to first, secure our borders and second, to allow unskilled as well as skilled persons to enter the country under a guest worker program. This to be done in conjunction with the strengthening of our data base to show when an employer hires a non-guest worker. We need fines that can be imposed on employers and of course those who are undocumented will be deported.

In this way, the legally hired workers will not be squeezed out by those who have tried to circumvent the law, and work for lower wages as well. I have a friend who used to work in the construction industry. He and his brother would work together, building homes, and doing roofing work as well. Then there was a tremendous influx of undocumented persons who came in and did the same work for as much as 50% less than he and his brother could do it. He is an American of Mexican descent, and feels that one of the great problems of our time is the illegal immigrants in our country. I also knew of a man with a green card, he would come to a small community in the hills above Del Rio TX and work for 6 months or so at jobs that the people in the community were not able to do as this was an aging population. He would then go home for a couple of months and then come back.

That was a good thing for him, his family and for the folks in that community. It was also a good thing for showing how things can be done so that everyone wins. There used to be a guest worker program in this country, it ended in the middle 1960’s. It was a good program but there were abuses in the system. Some workers were treated badly, some would have to work for very low wages. However, when the system worked, the workers were treated fairly and they received fair wages for their work.

We in this nation need to have this program working again, but with proper safeguards to insure that the workers and the employers are all treated fairly. That workers who come into this country under the program will have decent housing, their children will be able to receive an education and that there are fair wages paid for the work that is done. I am sure that those who are highly educated, scientists, doctors and the like don’t have to worry about these things. It is the ones who work in agriculture that sometimes get treated a little shabbily, and it is not everybody just a person or two who will take advantage of these folks. We want to be able to monitor the program in such a way as to make it fair and equitable for everyone.

At the same time, we also MUST secure our borders, there are drug smugglers, slave smugglers and others who abuse the openness of our borders and this must be curtailed as much as possible. I know there are those who want to allow open borders but that is just not feasible in a world where there are those who want to kill and maim. Those who hate us because we are not like them, terrorists if you will, whether Islamist, or some other group really doesn’t make a difference. We don’t want to see our citizens killed and maimed because we won’t control our borders, that is tantamount to the government being complicit in the deaths of our citizens. That is not acceptable, our borders MUST be secure.

What do you think? Is a guest worker program a good thing? Can we really control our borders? Leave a comment, join the conversation.