Free Justina

Posted by Larry Miller on February 21, 2014 under How, Why | 5 Comments to Read

Often times we look at our world and see the big picture problems created by those who think they know more than the rest of us. These Yogi’s who believe they are “smarter than the average bear” think this justifies giving them taking control of the way we live our lives. They are convinced that if only we would listen to their wisdom, they could create their own version of heaven on earth. Unfortunately, what they give us turns out to be reminiscent of a place that is so much hotter.

C.S. Lewis wrote, “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” He understood that dictatorial decrees were not just wrong on a theoretical level, but wrong because they caused real pain to real live people.

One such person suffering at the cooperating hands of the state and medical community is a teenage girl named Justina Pelletier. Her story is beginning to make the rounds of some of the more reputable news sources. Without going into all the gory details, Justina was diagnosed and treated for mitochondrial disease, and for the past several years was living a relatively normal life. Then she had the misfortune of being admitted to Boston Children’s Hospital for a bout with the flu.

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“Have An Exit Plan”

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on February 16, 2014 under How | Be the First to Comment

Matt Drudge, owner and publisher of the “Drudge Report,” recently tweeted a cryptic warning to his readers, “Have an exit plan.” Here is how Susan Duclos reported the story in BeforeItsNews.com:

“The economic indicators are bad, markets, the weakening dollar, banks preventing large withdrawals, news of China banks halting all cash transfers, in fact, economies across the globe are failing, and much more has led to a simple, four word Tweet from American political commentator and the creator and editor of the Drudge Report, Matt Drudge, that chillingly states ‘Have an exit plan.’”

Duclos also wrote, “Drudge’s words should be a warning to everyone, it is coming, it is almost here and ‘have an exit plan’ ready.”

See the report here:

Have An Exit Plan

The Drudge Report is one of the finest news sources on the Web. Matt is well connected. This is the first time I have known of him to write such a warning–as mysterious as it was. No, I do not know what Matt learned to cause him to write this warning; but I do believe we should all pay attention to it.

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Duck Dynasty and the Secular Theocracy, Part II

Posted by Guest Writer on January 29, 2014 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Phil Robertson’s Victory Over the Secular Theocracy

By David J. Theroux

Phil Robertson himself is certainly no lightweight. The Los Angeles Times has called him “a man of legendary individuality, who once passed up an opportunity to sign with the NFL because it might interfere with his hunting.” One of seven children raised in a log cabin in northern Louisiana with no electricity, bathtub, or toilet, Robertson grew up in a poor family living off garden fruits and vegetables; deer, squirrels, fish, and other animals that they hunted and fished; and the pigs, chickens, and cattle that they raised.

Nevertheless, in high school he became All-State in football, baseball, and track and received a football scholarship to Louisiana Tech University. At Tech, later football legend Terry Bradshaw was at the time benched as second-string to Robertson, who was star quarterback. And although Robertson chose to quit football in college for the freedom to hunt during duck season, he went on to receive a master’s degree in education, taught school, and became a commercial fisherman. In 1972, the young enterprising Robertson patented his first duck call and created the Duck Commander Company, which has been leveraged into today’s vast fortune and cultural phenomenon that includesDuck Dynasty. His autobiography Happy, Happy, Happy became a number oneNew York Times bestseller, and his new book for 2014, Phil-osophy,  will share his philosophy of life, as he outlined in an interview before the release of his autobiography

My message is to get human beings to love God, love their neighbor and for the life of me I just don’t see the downside of human beings not being so mean to one another and actually care for one another and not steal from one another and not murder each other for their tennis shoes. That’s the message I have. . . . America and the world, we have a love problem. I’m trying to get people aware of that. A loving person is not going to pick up a spear or a knife because when the Ten Commandments were written it was before guns, and God was saying, “Look, quit murdering each other.” Now I’m just trying to say, “Folks, let’s try to love one another no matter what the color of their skin.”

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The Rapture Problem

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on October 6, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

In this column last week, I stated the salient reasons why pastors will not take a public stand on issues regarded as controversial or political. I believe every point I made are the real reasons pastors refuse to stand for much of anything–or even objectively study anything outside their comfort zone. To read this column, go to:

Why Pastors Won’t Take A Stand

To review, most pastors refuse to take a stand because:

1. They are success oriented and have an innate aversion to anything that is considered to be controversial. And, to them, there is nothing more controversial than politics.

2. They are afraid that if they take a controversial stand, they will lose members–and more importantly, tithes and offerings. Most churches are neck-deep in debt and are heavy-laden with staff and overhead. The thought of losing even a few giving families is enough intimidation to make sure that they do nothing to offend the people of the congregation. And since the pastor never addresses controversial issues or preaches “hard” sermons, his congregation is filled with people who harbor myriads of big-government, socialist ideas and would immediately bolt at any mention of Biblical Natural Law principles that ran counter to their leftist ideologies.

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Ear Tickling, Entertainment, And Irrelevant Exposition

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

At some point, one has to wonder why America’s churches are the largest block of irrelevant, impotent, and insignificant institutions in the entire country. And make no mistake about it: when it comes to influencing societal conditions, culture, and the political philosophy of the nation, for all intents and purposes, they ARE irrelevant, impotent, and insignificant.

Think about it: according to the latest available statistics, over 75% of America’s adults classify themselves as Christians. That’s over 159 million people. Over 43% of America’s adults attend the more than 300,000 churches regularly. That’s over 90 million people. Yes, both of these statistics are WAY DOWN from just a few years ago, but those statistics still represent a HUGE block of the American population. So why do these Christians and churches have so very little influence in America’s society, culture, and politics? Asking it bluntly, why is America going to hell in a handbasket with all of these churches dotting the landscape?

There is no mistaking the fact that from before the American Revolution, after the American Revolution, throughout the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries, and through the first half of the Twentieth Century, the American Church was a major voice and influence in virtually every facet and sphere of American society. However, with the exception of a temporary resurgence in the 1980s, the influence of the Church in the last half of the Twentieth Century and continuing now into the Twenty First Century is nada. Zilch.

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It’s Not About Politics

Posted by Larry Miller on July 10, 2013 under How | 2 Comments to Read

We are told the recent Supreme Court decision on homosexual marriage was a political one. People think the judicial body’s ruling on ObamaKare was a political determination. Many even believe that the efforts to grant amnesty to millions who have come to be among us illegally are politically motivated. The only problem with this thinking is that it is wrong.

Political disasters such as these are the result – not the cause of the decline of our great nation. These actions by the ruling class are a result of the way they look at the world – their world view. One definitions of world view is, “The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.” It determines what we value and what we desire. The problem is that sometimes we want the wrong things. James 1: 14&15 tells us, “But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.” That death can be spiritual, physical or even national.

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Obama’s Chickens

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

Obama’s liberation theology preaching pastor, Jeremiah Wright is well known for his comment that “America’s chickens are coming home to roost”. Scandals of all sorts are popping up around the District of Columbia quicker than the “bimbo eruptions” of the Clinton administration. It could well be that Barack Hussein Obama’s chickens are coming home to roost.

Proverbs 28:13 tells us, “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.” We have seen all sorts of dereliction of presidential responsibilities. We have seen members of his administration – including cabinet members – acting against the best interests of the American people for years. Then we have seen them lie about it to cover their actions and nefarious motives. It’s hard to keep up with all the scandals without a scorecard.

The deaths of four Americans in Bengahzi, Libya is the big one that started it off. It is obvious to anyone who has been paying attention that we can have no confidence at all in anything we are told by the regime. Those of us who have not been blinded by the president’s brilliance have known all along that what we were told and what was going on were two entirely different things. Now, what was known by some is being laid bare for all to see.

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The Somebody Else Principle

Posted by Larry Miller on May 9, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

I guess it’s human nature to sit around and complain about how bad things are. It certainly is easier than getting up off the couch and doing something about a problem. It is less risky to fuss and fume than to join the battle. This is why we hear the all-to-common refrain, “somebody ought to do something about…” whatever the problem being discussed is.

How often have each of us seen something going on and commented “why doesn’t somebody say something?” or “why doesn’t somebody do something?” We Americans have become accustomed to letting someone else take care of our problems. That’s why we have the government, some would say, but as Dr. Phil would say, “How’s that workin’ out for you?”

I’m reminded of a routine by the late comedian, Stanley Myron Handelman, where he talked about standing in line at a butcher shop with a lady in front of him who ordered some meat and had someone cut in front of her and take her order. When she tried to get back in line, she was pushed to the ground. Handelman’s response: “I was getting madder by the minute”.

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War On Religion?

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

One of TVs renown talking heads came up with a brilliant piece of observation when he told his viewers that the homosexual marriage debate was an indication that there would soon be an all out assault on Christianity. I hate to tell him, we have been on the receiving end of attempts to discredit and destroy the followers of Christ for years.

Our mistake is in looking at all the attempts to change our Christian culture as isolated events perpetrated by people with a particular ax to grind. Now I’m not pushing a conspiracy theory. Quite a few are so psychopated and wild eyed that they would not play well with anyone else. Also, things have been going on for far too long and attacks have been coming from far too many directions for the plans and execution to have come from a human “illuminati” like organization.

As aggravating as dealing with the pro-abortion or homosexual agenda advocates can be, they are not the real enemy. Don’t get me wrong, they have to be opposed and defeated, but even that will not get the job done. Ephesians 6:12 tells us of our real struggle, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

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Rules For Radicals

Posted by Larry Miller on March 4, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

[Editors note: We summarized the book Obama lives by a few years ago. As we see events unfolding, they will make more sense if they are viewed in the context of Alinsky's writings.]

The book Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky rose to prominence as some looked into the past and strategies of community organizer and presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama. It outlined the tactics and strategies he used and even taught in efforts to enforce his version of social justice on the American people.

It would do us well to have a look at these rules, since they have been used effectively against our society. Learning about his approach, and the methods used by the radicals surrounding the President can prepare us for dealing with them. We can even pick up a few pointers and turn some of them around on the current political establishment.

Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have. This means they community organizers become masters of illusion… deceit even. It comes down to attempts at intimidating the other side into concessions they would not make if they understood the reality.

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Christian: It’s Time To Vote With Your Feet

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

I confess right out of the gate that this column is not going to be enjoyable for me to write. It may not be enjoyable for some to read. But the time has come that it has to be said. If Christians truly have any intentions of helping to preserve liberty for their children and grandchildren, they must put rhetoric, tradition, friendship, and personal feelings aside and take action. Christian: it is time to vote with your feet.

And while many people who never darken the doors of a church love to cast stones at preachers and churches, I have been in the Gospel ministry all of my adult life. I have pastored for over 37 years. I know the inner workings of church work; I personally know hundreds of preachers; I understand how preachers think; I have attended hundreds of church meetings and fellowships, and hundreds of pastors’ conferences and seminars. I know what it’s like to balance a church budget, counsel families in need, stand with a congregation in good times and bad. There isn’t an area of church work with which I am not very familiar. And I can also say that for over 37 years, I have never desired or attempted to harm another man’s ministry. And that is not the intention of this column.

However, the time has come in America to tell it like it is. These are not ordinary times. Our country is on the precipice of tyranny and oppression like we have not seen since the days of Colonial America before our War for Independence. It is no hyperbole to say that what we do–or don’t do–now will determine the state of freedom in America for the next 50 years or more. To make no decision is to decide for tyranny. We can no longer pretend that what we do doesn’t matter.

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Something Needs To Change

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on December 20, 2012 under How | 2 Comments to Read

The so-called conservative talking head at MSNBC, Joe Scarborough, railed that the Connecticut shootings “must change everything.” Scarborough’s inference is that America needs stricter gun control laws. He said, “They [politicians] must . . . be forced to defend our children,” by enacting more gun control laws. Scarborough went on to rant, “I say good luck to the gun lobbyists, good luck to the Hollywood lawyer who tries to hide behind twisted readings of our Bill of Rights.”

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This is the same Joe Scarborough who was elected to Congress in 1994 from the First Congressional District of Florida. He ran as a staunch pro-Second Amendment conservative. He was elected to Congress by staunch Pro-Second Amendment conservatives. Now, Scarborough is joining the chorus of the anti-gun left by adding his voice for more gun control.

At one time, Joe and I were fairly close. I hosted a prominent radio talk show in Joe’s district at the time and did everything I could do to help him win that US House seat. At one time, Joe, and several members of his family, verbalized to me that had it not been for my support, he would not have won his congressional seat. At the time, I was proud to do it.

Joe was a different guy then. That was before he suddenly resigned his seat in Congress, before he landed a gig at MSNBC, and before he became a multimillionaire. Since then, I’ve watched Joe Scarborough morph into something different altogether. I no longer know Joe Scarborough.

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Sowers Of Discord, Or Purveyors Of Truth?

Posted by Larry Miller on November 11, 2012 under How | Be the First to Comment

Now that Barack Hussein Obama heading for a second term in office, those of us who understand the error of his ways have a decision, or series of decisions, to make. I cannot, in good conscience, say he was re-elected, given the width and depth of corruption of his administration. Little that has come from his Soros backed regime can be relied upon to have any relationship to reality – so why would we expect an honest election?

Be that as it may, barring some miraculous intervention from a just and loving God, we will be dealing with him for at least the next four years. The people that voted for Obama are happy in their own little world where a benevolent, if dictatorial, leader will take care of all their needs. The formerly main stream media is singing hymns of agreement and glorifying the chosen one. In their socialistic cocoon, they happily chatting on their government supplied cell phone and living off the hard work of productive Americans and future generations, seeing no reason the gravy train cannot remain on the tracks indefinitely.

Therein lies the rub. We know that this cannot continue, and that the longer we put off making necessary changes to the system, the more disastrous our downfall will be. But, by continuously exposing White House lies, we are contributing to political strife within our country. We are helping to set neighbor against neighbor, relative against relative. It could be said that we are helping to divide the country.

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Outsourced Charity

Posted by Larry Miller on August 21, 2012 under How | Be the First to Comment

Recently I received an angry response to one of my postings where I took the government to task for attempting to be the supplier of everything we need. This person said that he, too, was a Christian and that I was like so many others on the “religious right” who were more interested in politics than in meeting the needs of the poor in our nation. This person said that, like me, he was opposed to abortion and homosexual marriage, but that supplying the needy was of greater importance to him.

This got me to thinking. My degree is from a fairly liberal university near Philadelphia where the likes of Tony Campolo and Ron Sider were elevated for the students to see and emulate. I even had a theology prof who did not believe in hell or the wrath of God. All these arguments I had heard before, but the number of people who profess to be Christians who follow the ways of, what is essentially, an anti-Christian government astounds me. It is for these people that I write this article.

We are told that God’s Word talks far more about helping the poor than the social issues that fight for every day. This is true. I cannot argue about the importance of reaching out and helping the less fortunate. James 1:27 tells us “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” We do have a call to look after those in need. However, it is a personal obligation – not something we can pass of to others to do.

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Appreciating Chick-fil-A

Posted by Larry Miller on August 1, 2012 under How | Be the First to Comment

Salt of the earth Americans, tired of being told they are an old fashioned minority in an ever changing (and degenerating) world, spoke up yesterday in record numbers. While some just showed up at Chick-fil-A to get a chicken sandwich, others crowed into the restaurants and waited in long lines to be sure to demonstrate their support for a company many in the press call “embattled”. From where I stood in the local eatery, they certainly did not seem “embattled”, but extremely prosperous, serving smiling and patient patrons at a rate well above their capacity.

Many of us who are fed up with the progressives who have seized the levers of power in so many levels of government and fancy themselves so smart and capable that they should be running every aspect of our lives, a la Mayor Bloomberg, took the simple task of buying a quick meal as an opportunity to tell our “betters”, “Not so fast!” Who would have ever thought just a few years back, that supporting several picketing cows and buying an chicken sandwich would be a form of political rebellion?

When Rahm Emanuel commented that the parent company did not represent “Chicago values”, he was correct. The problem for the President’s buddy is that his city is known for gangsters and corrupt politicians. Instead of the intended put down, he gave CEO Dan Cathy, an unintended, but genuine complement.

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The Tragedy of Joe Paterno

Posted by Larry Miller on July 18, 2012 under Why | Be the First to Comment

I must start out be saying that child molesters are about the lowest of the scum sucking bottom feeders in our society. Beyond this, Jerry Sandusky deserves just about everything that he has coming to him during his, probably short, prison stay. I say short, not because I believe he will be released in the near future, but because I doubt that things will go well for him in prison.

The whole nasty story has come to light once again, in much the same manner as pulling the scab off a wound that has begun to heal, as the NCAA is considering a “death sentence” for the Penn State football program. While groups like this always wish to enhance their public persona and appear relevant and concerned by taking action against those who cannot defend themselves effectively.

Considering that Jerry Sandusky is in prison, JoPa is dead and, probably, so is Ray Gricar… and football is a major part of the college experience for the thousands of students at the various campuses throughout the Keystone State… it would seem that they are thinking about actions that miss the point entirely.

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Do It Anyway

Posted by Larry Miller on June 4, 2012 under How | 2 Comments to Read

Have you ever been told by someone that a “real Christian” wouldn’t say or do something you are saying or doing? If it is your pastor or a trusted friend that you know has been in the Word, it would be well to pay attention to them, and, as the Bible says, “consider your ways”. On the other hand, if it comes from someone whose shadow has never darkened the door of the church, or if they come from a church that questions whether or not the Bible is the inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God, you may not want to be so quick to assume they are speaking from some position of authority.

It is true that often Christians are the worst advertisements for the gospel. Many have said, “if that is a Christian, then I don’t want to be one”, because some of us have not lived up to our high calling. There are times when we need to “consider our ways” in this case as well.

However, this “you’re not a real Christian” attack is often mounted to silence the guilt provoking consideration of what our Creator really has to say about how we should live our lives. For instance, I have been told that a “real Christian” would understand that a homosexual was born that way and can’t help being attracted to members of the same sex.

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Department of Justice Drops Appeal and Pays Pro-life Sidewalk Counselor

Posted by Guest Writer on April 2, 2012 under How | Be the First to Comment

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Washington, DC – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dropped its appeal in Holder v. Pine against pro-life sidewalk counselor Mary “Susan” Pine, who is represented by Liberty Counsel. The DOJ has agreed to pay $120,000 for this improper lawsuit. The DOJ had unsuccessfully sought thousands of dollars in fines against Susan Pine, as well as a permanent injunction banning her from counseling women on the public sidewalk outside the Presidential Women’s Center (“PWC”) abortion clinic.

After 18 months of litigation, the DOJ’s case was thrown out of federal court, and the department was chastised for filing a case with no evidence. Federal Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp stated that Holder’s complete failure to present any evidence of wrongdoing, coupled with the DOJ’s cozy relationship with PWC and their joint failure to preserve video surveillance footage of the alleged “obstruction,” caused the court to suspect a conspiracy at the highest level of the Obama Administration. “The Court is at a loss as to why the Government chose to prosecute this particular case in the first place,” wrote Judge Ryskamp. “The Court can only wonder whether this action was the product of a concerted effort between the Government and PWC, which began well before the date of the incident at issue, to quell Ms. Pine’s activities rather than to vindicate the rights of those allegedly aggrieved by Ms. Pine’s conduct.” After this ruling the DOJ appealed on the last day possible and gave indication that President Obama ordered the appeal.

Ironically, this past December, in the midst of the case, Ms. Pine actually counseled a woman outside of PWC and convinced her not to have an abortion, thus saving the life of the child and possibly the mother as well. Her email to Liberty Counsel read, “We saved a life today.”

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Is Calling 911 Enough?

Posted by Larry Miller on April 1, 2012 under How | Be the First to Comment

One of the key witnesses to the events that led up the shooting of Trayvon Martin told police that he heard Zimmerman screaming for help and saw the teenager on top of the man beating him mercilessly. He made the 911 call, then went to an upstairs window to watch what happened next. To his credit, he, and one or two others responded the the victims screams with more concern then Kitty Genovese’s Kew Gardens neighbors did when she was stabbed to death in an alley next to her apartment building in 1964.

I don’t know the man or his physical condition, but I am concerned that this thinking is far too prevalent in our world today. Many believe that seeing a situation and letting the government know about it is the solution to just about any problem. In this case, we were able to see the truth of the well known statement: when seconds count, police are only minutes away. This is not a criticism of the police, who generally do a fine job. They are not all around us all the time – nor would we want them to be. All too often they are limited to cleaning up after incidents such as this and figuring out what happened. Prevention is something they aspire to, but so often arrive after the damage is done.

It just seems to be a little a ineffective for someone to see a neighbor in trouble in front of one’s home and not go out to help. I realize we, as a society, have become averse to personal risk and danger, but if we are to return our country to the greatest we knew in the past, we not only need to take responsibility for ourselves, but need to watch out for our neighbors as well.

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Give Me Liberty!

Posted by Guest Writer on March 22, 2012 under How | Be the First to Comment

[March 23, 1775 Patrick Henry took to the floor of St. John's Church in Richmond VA where he addressed the state's leading citizens. It had been a year and a half since the Boston Tea Party. It had been not quite a year since General Gage led four regiments into the same city. Just the month before John Hancock helped lead the Massachusetts Colony in establishing defenses against the unwanted British. Henry spoke from the heart - recognizing the dangers that lay ahead for the freedom seeking colonists, yet urged them forward anyway. May we be worthy of this man and the rest of the courageous founders who laid the groundwork for this great nation.]

No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope that it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen, if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve.

This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty towards the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

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Restoring Courage

Posted by Larry Miller on August 24, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck just wrapped up four days of his Restoring Courage event in Israel. In spite of the great cost and personal risk, some still question his motives. After hearing his final speech by the temple mount, I have to say I really don’t care about his motives if people take his words to heart and begin to act with courage and resolve.

As he said, there is nothing we can teach the citizens of this beleaguered country about the virtue of courage, but there is a lot we can learn about the subject from them. It has been said, correctly, that courage is the one virtue that insures all others.

Courage is does not mean being oblivious to the dangers around us and the consequences of our actions. There is a quote from John Wayne that sums up what this virtue means – “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway!”

Looking at the world around us, we understand the problems will not be solved by the wall flowers or the faint of heart. They must be tackled by those willing to look beyond their own selfish interests and stand for something greater than themselves. To encourage us to be the people that will “saddle up” and get on with the task, Glenn has prepared a Declaration of Rights & Responsibilities. It is reproduced below. Read it, take it to heart and be the person you were created to be.

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Why Did We Break From Britain?

Posted by Larry Miller on August 23, 2011 under Why | Be the First to Comment

DeclarationIndependenceIf most people are asked why our founding fathers broke away from Great Britain, the usual answer is “taxation without representation.” While this was certainly one of the reasons listed in the Declaration of Independence, it was far from being he singular driving force that led these brave men to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.

It would be helpful to review some of the list of grievances that led them to take this drastic action and risk everything they had, including the families and their own lives.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

The British monarch refused to take care of issues important to the colonists. Problems needed to be addressed.

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Do We Really Want To Stop Abortion?

Posted by Larry Miller on August 14, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

babyA lot of readers may take offense at this question about their sincerity in wanting to stop the slaughter of innocent babies. How could this be? You vote for the candidates who promise to put an end to the grizzly practice. If you are like most, you even pray about it from time to time. If you are really unusual, you may have picketed a facility once or twice.

As Dr. Phil would ask, “How’s that working out for you?” The last I checked, young lives are still being destroyed, and members of the medical profession, those who have sworn to do no harm, are making a nice living doing it. Obviously this approach has not gotten the job done.

For those who have carried the battle to the enemy consistently over the years, congratulations, but as you are painfully aware, the job is not done. You’ve seen people get excited about the struggle and join in for a few days to a few weeks, but then they disappear like the morning mist… and the job is not done. Read more of this article »

Speaking the Truth

Posted by Larry Miller on May 23, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

Mayer Rep. Ernie Leidiger Invited Controversial Pastor: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com

Sometimes the opportunity presents itself to speak the truth to people unaccustomed to hearing it. Sometimes it’s accepted, sometimes it’s not, yet that does not change our responsibility. II Timothy 2:4 tells us, “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.”

The opportunity came to pastor Bradlee Dean. Someone from his ministry convinced Rep. Ernie Leidiger go invite him to open the Minnesota House session with a prayer. I’m not sure that his attire was entirely appropriate… yet his words were completely on target. He spoke the truth to a body not used to hearing it. He spoke to people who were used to the deference given to the “Honorables”. Read more of this article »

Man In God’s World

Posted by Larry Miller on May 10, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

stone1-150x150Many years ago, after returning to college with a number of years experience in the real world, I had the privilege of sitting through a class named “Man In God’s World”. As it turned out, this class had more impact on my world view than any event before or since. Reviewing some of the things I learned may help the reader understand why being a Christian is not a Sunday morning thing… but it colors, or should color, our view and approach to everything around us, including our interactions with society.

Using Jesus as our model, we find a life that was filled with pointing everyone to the Father and teaching spiritual values and lessons. But he did not stop there. He healed the sick, restored sight to the blind and raised the dead. He rescued a woman about to be stoned by an angry mob. He taught us how to get along with our neighbors, how to handle our money and how to relate to our government. His life and actions showed concern for every area of life, not just the afterlife.

Some Christians believe that if they go to church on Sunday and get their ticket punched, what they do the rest of the week doesn’t make that much difference… as long as it’s nothing too bad. If they don’t kill anyone, or throw widows out of their homes… they will be alright. Is this the case? Are there rules for life? Do they apply to everyone, everywhere? Read more of this article »

Party Like It Really Matters

Posted by Larry Miller on March 24, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

eric-cantor-ecThis morning I read an editorial urging those discouraged by Majority Whip Eric Cantor’s tepid efforts to fight the Obama agenda to quit complaining and do something about it. The writer encouraged those living in Virginia’s Seventh District to join the various party commitees and help push the party and its elected representatives to the right and encourage the congressman to match his actions more closely with hisw campaign rhetoric. This is good advice if people are willing to get off of their expanded posteriors and take part in the nuts and bolts activities that keep a party running.

I understand that for many, fussing about the deficits, bemoaning the death of innocent babies and bellyaching about diminishing individual rights in the face of ever epanding governments at all levels is far more satisfying in the short term than doing the party grunt work like passing out literature in rain on election day of putting out signs in the dark of night to stay one step ahead of the county’s sign nazis intent on keeping the area clear of such unseemly displays. However, unless you are a silver tongued, community organizing shyster, the path to political influence and power takes you through the back rooms of campaign headquarters and party offices. It’s not glamorous work, but if those of us with a positive vision for the restoration of our country don’t step forward and fill the various adminstrative and leadership spots, they will be filled by those with only personal ambition to guide them.

Is this theory… or fact? I’ll let you judge by my experience. I joined my local Republican committee many years ago… and did the low level political stuff.. putting up signs, stuffing envelopes, cleaning up after fundraisers, and the like. I was like many new to the political experience then, and some now, wide eyed and thrilled to be among the leaders of our county and state… and nation. As I got to know them better, I found that some were the real deal and others proved to be less than meets the eye. As an old employer used to tell me, it is good to be disillusioned, because our illusions aren’t real anyway. Read more of this article »

The Divided States of ObamAmerica

Posted by Guest Writer on March 14, 2011 under Why | 2 Comments to Read

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Barack Obama’s election to the highest Office in our Country is undeniably historic; he will forever be known as the first black man elected President of the United States. And we’re the generation that finally surpassed this racial threshold signifying how far we’ve come as a Nation. His election reflects the fulfillment of what Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about so many years ago, where all men would be judged only by the content of their character and no longer by the color of their skin… as it should be.

Obama’s election is also historic for what he can uniquely do in the job, as no other President before him. Having won the highest platform of power and influence in the land, he could bring closure to the wounds of racism in America, and take us to the next level of rising above the sins of the past.

I grieved the night Obama won the Presidency, for two reasons, the second dovetailing the first, and neither had anything to do with objecting to a black man in the White House; on the contrary. I 100% do not agree with his ideology, his policies, or his desire to “fundamentally transform America.” I am not disappointed or surprised by his Presidency; it’s exactly what I expected and feared, and therefore why I grieved – I knew what was to come and didn’t want to go there. Now that we’re here in the thick of it, I feel all I never wanted to feel. I became part of the TEA Party to express that. The dovetail is I felt robbed of the joy of fully celebrating the first black president because I couldn’t celebrate Obama being the president. A black president is something I had longed and prayed for America and always believed I would see in my lifetime, just not someone as far left as Obama. Read more of this article »

Speakers Line up for The Awakening 2011 Conference

Posted by Guest Writer on March 5, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

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Lynchburg, VA – More than 40 conservative national speakers are coming to The Awakening 2011 held on Friday, April 8, and Saturday April 9, 2011, at Liberty University. The theme this year is Raising our Voices: Equipping and Empowering a New Revolution. Sponsored by a federation of organizations that comprise the Freedom Federation, The Awakening 2011 will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday in Liberty University’s convocation service with Live Action President and Expose Planned Parenthood leader, Lila Rose. The two-day event will pick up at 2:00 ET with a plenary session that includes former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and many others.

Breakout sessions will cover “What is a Conservative: The Social, Economic and National Defense Legs,” “Messaging and Mobilizing a New Generation of World Changers: Turning Youth into Activists,” and more than 15 other topics such as Abortion, the Economy, Religious Liberty, Marriage and Homosexuality, Sharia Law, the Middle East, Human Sex Trafficking, Reaching Minority Communities, Using New Media and Technology to Power a Movement, and other pressing topics of today. The conference will conclude on April 9 with the New Revolution Celebration featuring SonicFlood in concert. Registration is free and open to the public, but you must reserve your ticket at www.TheAwakening2011.com.

The Awakening 2011 is focusing on inspiring and activating this generation to start a cultural revolution that will lead America back to its founding principles. This is a unique combination of many voices from young to old and across racial, ethnic, and generational constituencies who are coming together as part of a new and broad movement united by shared values. Read more of this article »

The Somebody Else Principle

Posted by Larry Miller on January 30, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

handelmanI guess it’s human nature to sit around and complain about how bad things are. It certainly is easier than getting up off the couch and doing something about a problem. It is less risky to fuss and fume than to join the battle. This is why we hear the all-to-common refrain, “somebody ought to do something about…” whatever the problem being discussed is.

How often have each of us seen something going on and commented “why doesn’t somebody say something?” or “why doesn’t somebody do something?” We Americans have become accustomed to letting someone else take care of our problems. That’s why we have the government, some would say, but as Dr. Phil would say, “How’s that workin’ out for you?”

I’m reminded of a routine by the late comedian, Stanley Myron Handelman, where he talked about standing in line at a butcher shop with a lady in front of him who ordered some meat and had someone cut in front of her and take her order. When she tried to get back in line, she was pushed to the ground. Handelman’s response: “I was getting madder by the minute”. Read more of this article »

Recollections of a Marine!

Posted by Guest Writer on January 19, 2011 under Why | Read the First Comment

atomicbombEvery September, I recall that is more than 65 years since I landed at Nagasaki with the 2nd Marine Division in the original occupation of Japan following World War II. This time every year, I have watched and listened to the light-hearted “peaceniks” and their light-headed symbolism-without-substance of ringing bells, flying pigeons, floating candles, and sonorous chanting and I recall again that “Peace is not a cause – it is an effect.”

In July, 1945, my fellow 8th RCT Marines [I was an ARman] and I returned to Saipan following the successful conclusion of the Battle of Okinawa. We were issued new equipment and replacements joined each outfit in preparation for our coming amphibious assault on the home islands of Japan.

B-29 bombing had leveled the major cities of Japan, including Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Yokohama, Yokosuka, and Tokyo.

We were informed we would land three Marine divisions and six Army divisions perhaps abreast, with large reserves following us in. It was estimated that it would cost half a million casualties to subdue the Japanese homeland.

In August, the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima but the Japanese government refused to surrender. Three days later a second A-bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The Imperial Japanese government finally surrendered. Read more of this article »