Forgetting Those Things Which Are Behind

Posted by Larry Miller on December 30, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

New Years Day is a new beginning, an opportunity to start over. It is a chance to draw a line at the end of an old year and start fresh. It’s not that last year’s problems have gone away. We still have Barack Hussein Obama in the White House with Harry Reid and ineffective Republicans running congress. The problems they are creating will still with us in the new year… but that is all outside of each one of us. The new beginning is within each one of us, if will give it space.

In his book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey’s tells us that public victories are invariably preceded by private, internal victories. Before we can change the world around us, we need to overcome ourselves. We need to master our own inertia. That is the bad habits such as watching television rather than taking real action, hesitancy to speak up, failure to seek necessary knowledge and all sorts of other behaviors that keep us from doing and being what we were created to be. Everyone of us who is not pleased with what we accomplished over the past year… whether it be in the personal, business or political sphere is most likely aware of one or more factors holding them back… if we are completely honest with ourselves.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

A Modern Exodus

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on December 29, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

God’s deliverance of the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage is the great recurring theme of the Old Testament. Time and again, God’s prophets would remind the Hebrews of this great deliverance. Moses, himself, recounted The Exodus with the children of Israel over and over again. Hear Moses:

“I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.” (Lev. 26:13 KJV)

Make no mistake about it: it was a real deliverance. It was real bondage; real slavery; real tyranny; real whips; real chains; real beatings; and real death. And while there is certainly a spiritual correlation between the deliverance Christ extends to the soul and the deliverance of the children of Israel under Moses, let’s not forget that The Exodus recorded in the Old Testament book named after the event was a literal, physical, and, yes, political reality. Real men and women were taken out of real slavery and given real freedom. It was not merely spiritual freedom; it was physical and political freedom. Men and women didn’t just march out of Egypt in their hearts; they marched out of Egypt on their feet.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

A New Age Of Miracles?

Posted by Larry Miller on December 27, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

Most Americans had been relatively happy with their health insurance and their health care itself for many years. With his signature legislation, Barack Hussein Obama declared his intention to change all that. Many of our fellow countrymen have already lost their insurance because of the government’s rules and regulations, with millions more to follow. Beyond this, we have unfortunate families and singles who could not afford health insurance in the past, now facing the prospect of increasing annual fines for this financial lack.

We have seen advances of modern medicine that border on the miraculous. But with so many without insurance – the vary thing Obama says he wants to fix – it looks like many may not have access to all the “miracles of modern science”. In reality, even those with insurance may well be barred from access to these new high dollar medications and procedures. Sarah Palin’s much maligned observation of the “death panels” incorporated into the law to keep the costs down for the little people by limiting care has been proven correct.

Just recently news reports are telling us that even if people have been successful in navigating the vagueries of healthcare.gov, the portion of the program that carries the data and payments to the insurance carriers is not functioning properly… sometimes not at all. Even though the President has, without the approval of congress, agreed to let the insurance companies guestimate what the charges would be… and then pay them lump sums, there is no guarantee that the insurers will have the policy information available to providers. While this is a problem for the taxpayers whose children and grandchildren will foot the bill for this, the more immediate problem for the insured is that, if the insurance companies get incomplete information, they cannot validate coverage for patients when they appear for treatment.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

The Birth Of Christ And The Birth Of America Are Linked

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on December 25, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

On this, the eve of the day in which we commemorate Christ’s birth, I am reminded of a quote by John Quincy Adams. On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words:

“Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day? … Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth. That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity, and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets six hundred years before?”

Adams was exactly right. In fact, the United States of America is the only nation in human history established by Christian people, founded upon Biblical Natural Law principles, and dedicated to the purpose of religious liberty. This truth is easily observed within America’s earliest history.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

The Story – According to Luke

Posted by Larry Miller on December 24, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem,tbecause he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

Bookmark and Share

Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Christmas Message

Posted by Larry Miller on December 23, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Watching this video of President Reagan’s Christmas message provided me with one more reminder of how far our country has fallen. The man loved our country and our values. He encouraged us to have the same feeling about this wonderful land.

Unfortunately, we now are led by those who cannot find happiness in America. There is no sense of love of country, only a dissatisfaction born of a lust for the possessions of those who have succeeded. It is accompanied by a drive to bring as much as possible under the control of the ruling class who believe they are so much smarter than the rest of us, even though many have never really left the halls of learning to accomplish anything of value.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Duck Flap: Truth is ‘Hate’ to Those Who Hate Truth

Posted by Guest Writer on December 22, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

By Matt Barber

As widely reported, Phil Robertson, the patriarch in A&E’s breakaway hit “Duck Dynasty,” recently ran a-fowl of homosexual pressure groups, ruffling “progressive” feathers throughout concentrated pockets of deep blue America. He remains suspended “indefinitely” for candidly summarizing, in a recent interview with GQ Magazine, the millennia-long “Love the sinner, hate the sin” biblical stance on homosexual practice.

“It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me,” he bluntly opined. “I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes!”

Dudes worldwide – save self-styled “gays,” Pajama Boy and a few liberal men actually rumored to be heterosexual – responded: “Eww! I know, right.”

“You know what I’m saying?” continued Robertson. “But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical,” he noted.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Federal Judge Opens the Door to Polygamy

Posted by Guest Writer on December 19, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Liberty Counsel

Salt Lake City, UT—This summer when the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Liberty Counsel warned that the decision would lead to polygamy and religious intolerance. Homosexual activists, such as the LGBT news magazine, the Advocate, called Liberty Counsel’s warning “erroneous” and “hyperbolic.” Just six short months later, that warning has become prophetic.

On Friday, a federal judge ruled that key parts of Utah’s polygamy laws are unconstitutional, violating the free exercise of religion. Kody Brown and his four wives, on the TLC reality show Sister Wives, and other Mormons filed suit in July 2001 and then left Utah for Las Vegas.

It took Utah nearly 50 years to be admitted to the Union. The reason for the delay was polygamy. The Republican Party, which advocated natural family, said in its 1856 Party Platform that polygamy was “barbaric” and a “twin” of slavery. One of the conditions to admit Utah to the Union was that it ban polygamy and that such a ban be placed in its constitution. After Utah complied, it was admitted to the Union. Several other states in which polygamy was practiced were also required to ban polygamy as a condition to being admitted to the Union.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Stamping Out The Disagreeable

Posted by Larry Miller on December 18, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Phil Robertson has been kicked off Duck Dynasty indefinitely for speaking out against one of the ruling class’s sacred cows – the homosexual community. To make things worse, he even quoted one of the sources most despised by those who worshiping at the feet of big government – the Bible. It makes no difference to them that our creator made His views perfectly clear in I Corinthians 6:9-10:

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

It is common for those who believe in little more than themselves and human wisdom to be critical of the church and Christian teachings. Piers Morgan even had the audacity comment that the anachronistic Catholic Church needs to be dragged kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century – as if changing human values should bring about changes in the church’s teaching.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

America’s Chief Export: Immorality

Posted by Guest Writer on December 17, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

By Matt Barber

Why are Americans so peeved?

Is it Obamacare?

Well, partly – and in a big way. One wonders, in fact, if that sign language interpreter at the Mandela funeral moonlighted as the lead IT consultant for Healthcare.gov.

But it’s much more than just Obamacare. How do we explain America’s red-level economic and socio-political misery index?

Is it rising unemployment, or the shrinking economy?

Is it explosive debt and deficits, or pervasive government eavesdropping?

Is it the atrophy of individual liberty, or an unprecedented trampling of the First, Second, Fourth and nearly every other amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

Finally, is it the systematic assault on natural marriage and family, or government sanctioning of mass infanticide?

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Misplaced Priorities

Posted by Larry Miller on December 16, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Wonder of wonders – congress, the house at least, passed a budget that the Democrat controlled Senate will probably pass. That fact tells us pretty much all we need to know about the bi-partisan deal. Paul Ryan, along with John Boehner and company are crowing loudly about how this deal will remove the threat of a government shutdown over budget issues for the next two years.

The continuing resolutions came up far too frequently for the liking of those more concerned with the continuation of the ever expanding government juggernaut than the direction in which it is headed. The recent “shutdown” frightened the Republican establishment and angered the donkeys. Democrats were angry that their beloved bureaucracies were hobbled without a functioning budget. Many Republicans were scared silly that people would blame them for missing out on essential government services. On the other hand, it may be they were also afraid that people would realize that not all these services are quite that essential. Whatever the reason, both parties worked, dare I say conspired, to be sure they could continue to rule over us.

What did we the people get from the deal? We got a budget that fully funds ObamaKare. Spending continues to increase. There are no tax cuts. We are told there is a net decrease in the deficit. Unfortunately that takes place years down the road… which means it will never happen. Of course, the Democrats say they didn’t get everything they wanted. When one has an insatiable appetite for frittering away the taxpayer money, one never gets everything they want. Republicans have put the kibosh on the likes of Ted Cruz – recently identified by as Rasmussen Poll as the world’s third most influential person – not Boehner, not McConnell, not Cantor. Cruz made them look bad, and ineffective as he stood firm during the recent shutdown. Perhaps they think they have neutered him and his fellow patriots by this ploy.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

A Line In The Sand Is Being Drawn Again

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on December 15, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

In March of 1836, a young man of twenty-three years of age took his sword out of its scabbard and drew a line in the sand in front of an old mission outside of San Antonio, Texas, and called on the men defending that mission who were willing to stay on the ramparts and face an opposing army more than ten times their number to signify their commitment by stepping across the line. Of course, the young man was William Barrett Travis and the old mission was the Alamo. He could not have known it then, but Travis’ line in the sand would forever become the benchmark by which all future acts of commitment would be measured. In a mystical way, but, then again, in very real way, Travis’ line in the sand is being drawn again. Oh, it may not be a line in dirt drawn by the point of a sword; it is a line in the hearts of men being drawn by the Spirit of God.

My last three columns generated more responses than any three columns I have ever written, and I have been writing this column for some fifteen years. At first, the responses were mostly negative and often vitriolic. But this past week, responses have been over 90% positive and very enthusiastic. I am confident that the manner in which these columns have brought out intense emotion and determination on both sides is a microcosm of what is happening nationally. A line in the sand for freedom is being drawn once again.

This line in the sand for freedom is separating people in a major way. And this is not necessarily a bad thing. In the same way that God commanded Abram to separate from his home and kin, so, too, the Spirit of God is separating people many times from their friends, their neighbors, their kinfolk, and, yes, their church families. I seem to recall that during the period of the early church, the conflict of principle forever separated the apostles Paul and Silas. And during America’s War for Independence, the conflict of principle separated Benjamin Franklin and his son William–as it did tens of thousands of others.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Lead, Follow, Or Get Out Of The Way!

Posted by Larry Miller on December 12, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

Over the past two days, House Speaker, John Boehner ripped the conservative branch of his party for not supporting efforts to work with the free spending Democrats. He basically complained that people who believed in the constitution and stood against the every expanding and intruding national government were making it difficult to work with the President. It would seem that Speaker Boehner has been around the bureaucratic cesspool inside the beltway for far too long and he values the smooth and continuous operation of the mechanism of government over the proper and constitutional operation of government.

He, and his right hand man, Eric Cantor, have become part of the system they were elected to bring under control. They talk about the evils of ObamaKare and other machinations of Valarie Jarrett and Zeke Emanuel, but appear to be more than comfortable coexisting with the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid… even the Obama regime. The Obama regime that hates his party and treats him like a door mat. If you see him on television with shoe prints on his shirt or pasts, it’s probably that he has just met with the President or Harry Reid.

Boehner has shown us the Obama regime no longer has a viable opposition party. The Republican Party under his leadership has become little more than a speed bump on the road to destruction… and that is exactly how he is treated. He is seen as a minor inconvenience by the progressive government – and by Americans who are paying attention.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

If the Ear Won’t Listen, Tell It to the Eye

Posted by Guest Writer on December 11, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

The Case for Proliferating Graphic Pictures of Abortion

by Rolley Haggard

Does the name Emmett Till mean anything to you? It should. Photographs of Emmett Till are credited by some with launching the modern-day Civil Rights movement. That’s right, pictures of one young man marked a turning point in racial relations in America.

How? Simple. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, the “thousand words” told by a single picture of Emmett Till were shocking beyond belief. They couldn’t be ignored or dismissed.

You see, Emmett Till was murdered in an exceptionally brutal fashion. His grossly disfigured body spoke volumes about the evil committed against him. Emmett’s mother, against convention, against the urgings of others, chose for Emmett an open-casket funeral. By making people see Emmett, not just hear about him in the obituaries, she galvanized a population against the horrific crime of lynching.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Get Off The Sinking Ship

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on December 9, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

This column dated November 21, 2013, created a firestorm of outrage and venom from hundreds of pastors and Christians. It was a rude awakening for me, for sure. I have long maintained that the vast majority of today’s pastors and church members are smugly content in abject apathy and indifference. However, after the vehement reaction to the above-mentioned column, I can now state dogmatically that the problem is actually much, much worse than I realized. Today’s churchmen are not merely content to not being involved; they are absolutely committed to not being involved. It goes much deeper than apathy; it is apostasy.

See my November 21 column here:

This Pastor Proves My Point

My email inbox and mailbox filled with vitriolic rebukes from pastors and Christians. I was called just about every dirty name in the book and relegated to the depths of the damned–and those were the mild ones. At the heart of these feelings of contempt is the rejection of Natural Law. It’s not only that today’s pastors and Christians have not been taught the Biblical principles of Natural Law and, therefore, don’t understand it; today’s churchmen have developed a willful and stubborn conviction against Natural Law.

I will even go so far as to say that the majority of our pastors and church leaders today are monarchists at heart. The lack of instruction and understanding of the Biblical principles of Natural Law have created a generation of churchmen who are more than willing to submit to the unnatural laws of tyranny and oppression. Until two weeks ago, I didn’t truly comprehend the depth of this volitional slavery.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Mandela’s Own Words

Posted by Larry Miller on December 8, 2013 under Why | 2 Comments to Read

We have seen much over the past few days about the greatness of South Africa’s former President, Nelson Mandela. We were told about all the inspirational things he said and how he led the effort to eliminate apartheid that oppressed the black majority in his country. It was a job that needed to be done, but under the leadership of Mandela’s African National Congress, South Africa has been reduced from a prosperous western power to a crime ridden third world nation.

Most reports simply say that he was a political prisoner for twenty-seven years. The reality of his imprisonment was that he could have been released at various points if he had simply renounced the use of violence. It could be argued that there are times when that this would be appropriate, however when we see the violence perpetrated by his supporters on their political enemies, we see that much was not done to the oppressive government, but against citizens of their land.

The idea of placing a tire around someone’s neck, filling it with gasoline and igniting is too barbaric and meant simply as an exercise in terrorism that fed the lust for revenge. However, this has all been reported, but generally ignored.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

American Psychiatric Association Struggles Again with Classifying Pedophilia

Posted by Guest Writer on December 5, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Liberty Counsel

Washington, DC—The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has changed the definition of pedophilia again. In the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) of Mental Disorders, the APA changed the classification of pedophilia from a “disorder” to a “sexual orientation,” but following the public outcry, APA released a statement that it was a mistake. “‘Sexual orientation’ is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder, and its use in the DSM-5 text discussion is an error and should read ‘sexual interest.’”

When releasing the original DSM-V, APA said it “marked the end of more than a decade’s journey in revising the criteria for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders,” with collaboration from “professionals from the mental health and medical communities, patients and their families, and members of the public.”

“Clearly, if reclassifying pedophilia was merely an ‘error,’ it would have been caught in the ‘decade’s journey,’” says Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Setting The Record Straight

Posted by Guest Writer on December 3, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

By Thomas Brewton

Liberal-progressives were quick to interpret, incorrectly, the Pope’s recent apostolic exhortation as condemnation of capitalism. According to Edward Morrissey’s post in The Fiscal Times’s website, the emphasis, instead, was on individual responsibility for charitable action, along with condemnation of corrupt, crony capitalism that oppresses the poor.

Liberal-progressives frequently assert that socialism is more in accord with original Christianity than Christianity itself.

Even before the 1917 Russian Revolution, leading universities in the United States had begun a transition from the Christian roots of our nation into atheistic, secular materialism in their teaching of the so-called social sciences.

Nominally-Christian theological seminaries were in the vanguard of the movement toward socialism. Rochester Theological Seminary’s professor Walter Rauschenbusch, one of the best known socialist spokesmen of his era, was a founder of the Social Gospel movement late in the 19th century. Social Gospel was nothing more nor less than socialism masquerading as Christianity.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

An Admission From Above

Posted by Larry Miller on December 2, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

One of the many reasons we were told that the government needed to take over the operation of our healthcare system was that the private sector was not doing a very good job. Only they weren’t really taking over the actual care, just the financial aspects of it.

Bureaucrats aren’t much help if you need your appendix or a cancerous tumor removed. They will decide if your insurance company will pay for your operation or if you are expendable to their world. This is what bureaucrats, and their employers, governments do. They produce nothing, the provide a few essential services, but primarily these days, they control. The control where resources taken from the taxpayers, and they control where they will be spent – who will benefit, and who gets left behind.

Exhibiting Barack Hussein Obama’s complete disdain for the private sector, he went his own way to construct a complex online web site to handle registration for he solution to ills of our nation using government agencies and crony deals with Moochelles class mates, etc.. This is the same private sector that developed sites like Amazon, eBay and Cheaper Than Dirt. Every one of them handles far more transactions featuring far more selections than the failed ObamaKare site would ever need to deal with. Yet in Obama’s fantasy world, the government could manage the construction of a system, admittedly with some private contractors, better than those who have a track record of building successful sites for years.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Did George Washington Predict America’s Fall?

Posted by Guest Writer on December 1, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

By Matt Barber

It’s that bustling time between Thanksgiving and Christmas (Christ’s Mass), our nationally recognized and congressionally “established” birthday celebration for Jesus, the sovereign Lord of all mankind. Now is a valuable opportunity to reflect upon our nation’s past, present and future (our true past, not the historically revised version propagated by secular-”progressives”).

First, for the public school-educated: No, Thanksgiving was not about high-fiving the Indians for corn on the cob. In his 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, George Washington made abundantly clear exactly Whom America should thank, and why.

Washington began by declaring that “it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor” so that a special day might “be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country” as well as “for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed.”

Oh, how times have changed.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

John Adams Proclamation of Prayer and Fasting

Posted by Guest Writer on November 27, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

by John Adams

[Being so wrapped up in thinking of ourselves as the center of the universe, we sometimes forget that this is not the only time our country faced threats and dangers. This is the text of President John Adams' March 23, 1798 national Fasting and Prayer proclamation; as printed in the The Phenix/Windham Herald, April 12, 1798.]

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION

AS the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and blessing of Almighty God; and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him, but a duty whose natural influence is favorable to the promotion of that morality and piety, without which social happiness cannot exist, nor the blessings of a free government be enjoyed; and as this duty, at all times incumbent, is so especially in seasons of difficulty and of danger, when existing or threatening calamities, the just judgments of God against prevalent iniquity are a loud call to repentance and reformation; and as the United States of America are at present placed in a hazardous and afflictive situation, by the unfriendly disposition, conduct and demands of a foreign power, evinced by repeated refusals to receive our messengers of reconciliation and peace, by depredations on our commerce, and the infliction of injuries on very many of our fellow citizens, while engaged in their lawful business on the seas: —Under these considerations it has appeared to me that the duty of imploring the mercy and benediction of Heaven on our country, demands at this time a special attention from its inhabitants.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

The Future Is Now

Posted by Larry Miller on November 26, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

Last night I watched a sci-fi classic with one of my favorite actors, Charlton Heston: Soylent Green. The film shared a theme common to many futuristic dramas like Terminator, Demolition Man and, more recently, Hunger Games, as well as the Dark Angel TV series, not to mention literature from the likes of George Orwell. That theme was an economically decimated population ruled with an iron fist by a small, but wealthy, elite.

In the past these scenarios seemed to be little more than the product of creative, but cynical, minds. However, to many observers, events in recent years have shown that we are on the path to such a desolate future in our land… even in the absence of a global conflict or massive EMP attack.

Fat and happy Americans have been enjoying the blessings of our national prosperity for years to the point where we have been lulled into the false confidence that this condition would continue indefinitely, carried on by the momentum of past successes. After all, we survived the best efforts of Franklin Roosevelt, the incompetence of Jimmy Carter and the lying lips of Billary Clinton. Yet, with each of these presidents and the less audacious work of the supposedly more conservative party, we have inched our way closer and closer to subservience to the ruling class firmly ensconced along the Potomac and in banking capitals around the world.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Obama FBI Partners with Left-Wing Extremist Group

Posted by Guest Writer on November 25, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

By Matt Barber

The magnitude of this Obama administration’s “progressive” radicalism becomes more evident with each passing day. In recent months, there has been a drastic spike in acts of both anti-Christian and anti-conservative discrimination and intimidation on military bases across the country. This mounting harassment is not being carried out at the hands of regular enlisted folk but, rather, at the hands of high-ranking officials who, in their official capacity, are targeting Christian and conservative organizations and individuals in an effort to silence them.

It has long been suspected that the Obama administration is using propaganda circulated by the roundly discredited Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, a left-wing extremist group that, in recent years, has adopted two primary goals: 1) raising truckloads of money and 2) smearing as “domestic hate groups” dozens of mainstream Christian ministries like the Family Research Council, or FRC, and the American Family Association, or AFA.

This suspicion has now been verified.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

This Pastor Proves My Point

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on November 24, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

A fellow pastor wrote a Facebook response to my column last week, which was entitled, “Our Friends Are Killing Us.” In the column I wrote, “By the same token, how long are Christians today who say they believe in the Second Amendment (and the rest of the Bill of Rights) going to keep sending their tithes and offerings to these churches where the pastors refuse to publicly resist these draconian gun control bills such as were recently introduced by Obama and Feinstein? How long are they going to keep filling the pews of these do-nothing churches? As long as these say-nothing pastors see their pews and offering plates full, don’t expect anything to change.

“I will say it plainly: if you attend a church and didn’t hear your pastor oppose the Obama/Feinstein gun control bills from the pulpit earlier this year, YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF THAT CHURCH. The only thing holding this republic together is the people’s right to keep and bear arms–especially semi-automatic rifles with large-capacity magazines. By refusing to resist evil, your pastor has become an enemy of liberty. Wittingly or not, he is helping to put the chains of slavery around the necks of your children and grandchildren. Why would you stay and support such a pastor and church?”

See the column here:

Our Friends Are Killing Us

In response to my column, the pastor posted these remarks on a friend’s Facebook page: “A pastor’s call from God has nothing to do with fighting for any liberty guaranteed by any human government or document. I will fight and die for our Constitution, but that has nothing to do with my call as a pastor, that is my responsibility as an American, not a pastor. Nor is it the responsibility of any pastor in that calling. We are called to only one form of liberty, and it is not so frail as that offered by any human government. The liberty we are called to proclaim is the liberty that was purchased by the shed blood of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus, at Calvary, the only liberty which can never be taken nor infringed. While I support the author’s passion and personally speak out defending the second amendment, he is absolutely wrong to accuse men of God of being enemies of liberty simply because they do not engage publicly in the fight for the second amendment. He clearly does not understand the spiritual calling responsibility of a pastor.”

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Fifty Years Ago Today

Posted by Larry Miller on November 21, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Fifty years ago today I was sitting in a high school math class. Mr. Klingaman, the regular teacher, was snoozing in the back of the room while a young student teacher, Mr. Svanos was explaining about the joys and intricacies of trigonometry. Suddenly one of my classmates stuck his head in the door and blurted out, “the president’s been shot”.

We sat in stunned silence for a few moments as we processed the news. Mr. Svanos talked about the uncertainty of his future. He was in the reserves and didn’t know what the next days would hold when we found out more about the day’s events. We would just have to wait and see.

We moved on to the next class awaiting further news. When it finally came, I was not surprised… not that I had any knowledge of any crazies or conspiracies in Texas. What I did have was a little knowledge of history and what some called a presidential curse. Presidents elected on twenty year cycles tended to die in office. It was William Henry Harrison in 1840, Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and James Garfield in 1880. 1900 victor, Theodore Roosevelt seems to have missed curse. Then it appeared to have started up again in 1920 with Warren Harding, 1940 with Franklin Roosevelt. We all remembered the contentious 1960 contest between Richard Nixon and John Kennedy. Most of us were concerned, then relieved with we heard the news that Ronald Reagan, the 1980 winner, had been shot outside the Hinkley Hilton in Washington.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Obama Omitting “God” in Gettysburg Address not Surprising

Posted by Guest Writer on November 19, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

LC.org

Washington, DC—Not only did President Obama snub the ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address today, he ignored and omitted the words “under God” in his rendition of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, filmed by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

“After five years of tearing down religious liberty, it is neither surprising nor unexpected that President Obama disregarded ‘under God’ when reciting the Gettysburg Address,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “He has certainly failed to acknowledge God and Biblical values throughout his presidency.”

“Today, a hundred and fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln challenged us all to ‘resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,” Staver reminds us.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Bully For You

Posted by Larry Miller on November 18, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Ever since the story broke about the Richie Incognito – Jonathan Martin incident, the problem of bullying among the delicate, sensitive National Football League players has been analyzed ad nauseum. It is amazing and sad to think that oversized athletes who knock each other about on the gridiron can’t take handle “insensitive” locker room chatter.

On one hand, no matter how big and tough these guys are still human with feelings like the rest of us. On the other hand, we all have had people difficult to deal with and some jocks can be major jerks. One might add bosses and politicians to that group as well. One would think that big bucks these, and other, athletes receive would make it a little easier to put up with disagreeable behavior. The fact that it has taken so long for the situation to come to light shows that most of the guys with this combative warrior nature have learned to suck it up, play their game and collect their checks.

But things are different today. Where people of my generation usually dealt with bullies the best we could, today the people in charge think they can handle everything from above. Where in days past, most of us would have been too humiliated to run to the teacher telling them “Tommy’s being mean to me.” Today that is the only action sanctioned. Where we would sometimes “explain” to the bullies that we would not put up with their attempts to push people around – today, even standing up for those on the receiving end of intimidation will land kids in trouble.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Our Friends Are Killing Us

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on November 17, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

There is a prophetic verse of Scripture that records the conquering Messiah as being asked about the wounds that are in his hands. He responds, “Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.” (Zechariah 13:6 KJV) Indeed. It wasn’t the Romans that were fixated with killing Christ; it was the Lord’s own brethren. “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.” (John 1:11 KJV) In like manner, our nation is quickly losing its liberties and Natural rights, not because of our enemies, but because of our so-called friends and brothers.

Edmund Burke summarized it beautifully: “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” And, for the most part, that is what good men are doing today: nothing!

As regular readers of this column know, I am passionate in my defense of the Natural right of self-defense. I firmly believe that the only thing standing between us and tyranny is the right of the people to keep and bear arms. The freedom of speech, the right to assemble and redress government, the right to be secure in our own homes, the right to a trial by jury, the freedom of worship, etc., all depend on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. When the people of America surrender this right, all of the other rights will quickly disappear.

Furthermore, Daniel Webster was absolutely right when he said, “Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” Amen!

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

The Real Elephant in the Room

Posted by Guest Writer on November 14, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

By David Corbin and Matt Parks

Is Chris Christie ready to face America’s immoral entitlement system?

Republican establishment front-runner Chris Christie’s landslide victory in New Jersey’s gubernatorial election on Tuesday could not have come at a better time for Christie supporters.

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s just-released book on the 2012 presidential election, Double Down, documents in a rather unflattering way Mitt Romney’s decision not to select Christie as his vice-presidential running mate. Romney’s team found Christie too large, too loud, and, for many a campaign event, too late. Most troubling for some in the Romney camp was the feeling that there were too many skeletons in Christie’s lobbying closet. One high-level staffer posited, “If Christie had been in the nomination fight against us, we would have destroyed him.”

Halperin and Heilemann report that Romney had two principal criteria in vetting potential running mates: that “they be qualified and immediately perceived as qualified to be Commander in Chief, and that there be nothing in their background that could become a distraction for the campaign.” Christie’s past was a distraction.

But Christie seems to have lost on style points more than anything else, given the marked contrast between his person and persona and those of the athletic, deliberate, altar-boyish Paul Ryan that Romney chose to take to the presidential prom.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share

Working With the Democrats

Posted by Larry Miller on November 13, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

The battle within the Republican Party these days seems to be breaking down between those who believe they can work with the Democrats and those who are working to stop the party in power from destroying our country. Years ago, this was the way Washington once worked. Democrats – old style Democrats – were patriots who loved their country. They just wanted the government to do more for the people than the GOP.

It could be argued that such is not the case today. The Obama regime is taking our country in a completely different direction that we have taken in the past. The people who make the nation work have a greatly different idea of the way the world functions. Then we have the Republican leadership and many of their followers who believe the party is the salvation of the nation. This may be almost as foolish those who look to Obama and the Democrat Party to take care of their wants and needs.

American patriots, tea partiers and the like, understand the damage this socialization is doing to our economy and our people. It is difficult to comprehend how anyone could consider cooperating with their disastrous schemes is a workable plan for restoring prosperity and freedom. It is a plan for increasing unemployment, destroying what is left of the health insurance industry and putting our health care system under the iron fist of uncaring bureaucrats.

Read more of this article »

Bookmark and Share