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.

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A Tale Of Two Presidents

Posted by Larry Miller on July 4, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

There was a time we had a president who loved his country and appreciated its history. Now we have one that questions the wisdom of the first revolution. Barack Hussein Obama told summer interns:

“America is a great country. There is no denying this. However, I caution you all as you step forward in your careers. Peer back into history and ask yourselves- Was a revolution truly necessary? Great Britain may not have had it completely right, but they had many things right. Take taxes for example. If your neighbor makes $1 Million a year, but you and your family can barely keep the heat on should he not help your family? God instructs us to help our neighbors. He does not instruct us to look down upon them though the windows of capitalism. Why then on the Fourth of July should you celebrate such a radical break from what is Godly and just? No doubt there are many voices warning you of the harm of big government. They are wrong. Government can provide you with what family and friends cannot. If this is gone what will you have?”

When questioned by a confused intern about not celebrating Independence Day, his response was, “”I believe we should celebrate where we are going. Celebrate moving forward. Not where we have been.”

Consider The Pelican

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

pelican1Pelicans are kind of odd looking birds. The first thing one notices is their size. They are huge. One wonders if they can actually fly, especially when one sees their awkward movements when they are on the ground or perched atop a post along some dock. Then there is that ridiculously large throat that they use for scooping up fish out of the water.

That is the place where all the laughable characteristics fall away… when they are on the hunt for their daily food. Gliding just above the waves these birds are almost majestic with their eight foot wing span and effortless motion. This is their element… the air above the water teaming with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pelicans are natural predators that live off the fish of the sea. They are good at it and it is what they were designed to be.

We can learn a great deal from the pelicans. When they are doing what they were designed for, they are graceful and effective. When are not, it’s easy to question if they are good for anything. Often, when we are not fulfilling our purpose in life, it’s easy to wonder if we are good for anything. As we think about it, all this is doing is showing us that we may well have another calling in life.

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Island Time

Posted by Larry Miller on April 24, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

Spending a few days on one of the Florida Keys, it is easy to find oneself operating on island time. Island time is an approach to life that lets the rest of the world go by as you enjoy whatever it is you are doing at the time. It can be sitting on the beach, strolling down an avenue featuring all sorts of interesting shops or enjoying seafood at a waterfront restaurant. Often you can go for hours and have no concept of what the time is… or even care.

It’s great therapy for us task oriented, type A personalities. We can get ourselves so wound up tight with schedules and commitments that we are constantly chasing after the urgent and neglecting the important things in life. We often know there are more important things we should be doing, but they have to wait until this project or that activity are completed… then other non-priorities intrude to keep us from what we believe we really should be doing.

Sometimes just sitting on the beach helps put things into perspective. How many things in our lives that we believe just have to be done, don’t really matter at all. Getting away from the pressure and demands helps keep things in perspective.

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Dangers of Diversity

Posted by Larry Miller on April 23, 2013 under Why | Read the First Comment

[Editors note: this article was first published in 2009.  Since then we have revived it from time to time as the message is still applicable and one we have to keep in mind when hear the politically correct propaganda coming from our progressive government.]

Worshiping at the altar of diversity as advocated by the politically correct elites serves their purposes well, but what does it do for the rest of us? Does it help us unite to solve common problems, or does it split us into multiple camps where all we can see is our competing interests? If it is the latter, should we be viewing this politically correct article of faith as simply a well meaning error, or as a sinister attack on our country’s ability to function and lead the world?

Pursuing identity politics, that is, looking at each person as a member of some small, but downtrodden group rather than as an individual, serves to promote isolation from the rest of society and focus our attention on our differences rather than our similarities. It keeps us fragmented and distracted. We face many challenges in our country today. We need to pull together, but all we hear from our government is divisive rhetoric that keeps us at each others throats. The poor are told their plight is the fault of the rich. Union members are told corporate greed keeps them from getting what they want. One racial group thinks they are being held down by another. While the other group sees their opportunities given to less qualified workers based strictly on skin color.

The left, through the Democratic party has successfully balkanized America so many people see themselves first as members of some sort of aggrieved group that needs help in redressing some real or imagined wrong. One must give them credit for forging this disparate group, with often competing interests into a coalition that keeps many of them in office… even though few of the grievances are ever resolved.

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Checking Out Our Protections

Posted by Larry Miller on February 20, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

[Editors note: With recent attacks on the Second Amendment and the First Amendment ignored in many quarters, it is a good time to review the Bill of Rights... every one of them... so we know what is being taken from us. These rights we have as Americans are not granted by these hallowed words... they are merely being recognized.]

The Preamble to The Bill of Rights

Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

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One Man’s Chaos

Posted by Larry Miller on February 15, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

Watching, from a distance, the chaos Christopher Dorner’s murderous rampage recently created in the Los Angeles area, one has to realize just how fragile our society is. This is not an examination of the justification of the LA police department in firing him several years back, or of the folk hero status he has achieved among some of the weaker minds around the City of Angels. It is a look at the damage to society one crazed, or as some want to say, motivated, person can make, even in our surveillance happy world.

We’ve seen police shooting wildly into vehicles that looked kind of like the one Dorner was driving. It is good for the occupants that, despite their training, they lacked Chris Kyle’s cool and effective marksmanship as, up to this point, everyone of the targets survived their attacks… one completely unhurt. These officers ignored one of the primary rules of firearm safety that are taught at the very basic levels of instruction – know what you are shooting at. That is, understanding what that chunk of lead flying at almost a quarter mile per second can do to a human body… and then being certain that the target is what you really want to destroy.

It seems like panic struck and the officers just emptied their magazines in the general direction of the vehicles. I have not seen any reports of how many shots went wide of their mark and potentially endangered innocent bystanders like happened recently in a New York City police shootout. Then, they went off and burned down a cabin where Dorner “might have been”.

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William Buckley on Ayn Rand & Atlas Shrugged

Posted by Larry Miller on November 13, 2012 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Atlas Shrugged Part II is currently running in American theaters. I came across this conversation between the patron saint of my generation of conservatives, William F Buckley, Jr as he discusses his contacts with the story’s creator. His eloquence and insight are elements we sorely miss in today’s political discourse.

His understanding of Ayn Rand is quite instructive. He understood the individualistic roots of her objectivist philosophy, that had some good to recommend it, but published in his National Review magaize, a review of her work by Whitaker Chambers. Chambers noted that in thousand plus pages of the book contained a complete absence of charity and altruism.

It is a dark world if all one has is one’s self. Yet, much can be learned if the information is filtered by a more complete version of the truth than Ms. Rand could comprehend. I have not considered all the implications of “going Galt”, but it there may come a time when dropping out of a corrupt society may be our best option, if we can still function as the salt and light we were intended to be. On the other hand, that may just be thrust upon us if we are living in the times described in Revelation… but that’s a discussion for another day.

Gentle Warriors

Posted by Larry Miller on September 30, 2012 under How | Be the First to Comment

We conservatives and libertarians fight a never ending battle against the expansion of government giveaways and intrusions into our personal lives. This is something that needs to be done with greater effort and passion than ever. However, there is much more to the fight than political wars.

Mitt Romney was right, there is a sizable segment of our population that has become accustomed to living off the producers in our country. His percentage was off some as there are some people legitimately getting government checks. Military retirees who have earned their checks. Social security recipients who have paid in many years to receive their checks. Then there are those who really cannot support themselves. A compassionate society needs to give them a helping hand.

As much as the progressive left would like to deny there existence, there is a much larger segment than most people would like to recognize who are not interested in the national debt, in our country’s image overseas, or even the job creation Romney and Ryan are touting. There are those, who for several generations have made a science of knowing just how much the can earn before it starts cutting into their refundable tax credits, or welfare checks. They know every trick known to man to work the system to milk the taxpayers hard earned dollars from the bureaucrats whose jobs depend on giving away as much as possible.

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Problems With David Barton?

Posted by Larry Miller on September 7, 2012 under Why | Read the First Comment

David Barton has been criticized for his Christian centric view of American history by many who are uncomfortable with the religious aspect of his teachings. He is embraced by many in the evangelical community… but not all. Perhaps they have been infected by evaluations by the secular press.

With the members of the formerly mainstream media, it is necessary to conclude he is lying, or revise their secularized vision of our founding fathers. This is the same approach taken by the most in the academic community in dealing with the various biblical accounts that conflict with their evolutionary doctrine. They have decided what they want the truth to be and discount anything that does not align itself with their position. This is sad, because their prejudices prevent them from ever comprehending the truth.

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The Rocker And The Roller

Posted by Larry Miller on April 25, 2012 under How | Read the First Comment

Rocker Ten Nugent’s comment that, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” raised a collective gasp from the Obama regime and their protectors in the formerly mainstream media. The assumption was that these tragic events would come about because of something the guitar player would try to do to the President.

It fits their self-righteous mindset that anything bad would be perpetrated against them… never mind what they are doing to the rest of the country. It seems that it never occurred to anyone that Nugent might end up suffering from Breitbart’s disease or that the new infringements on free speech could land him in the pokey. However, given the history of the Obama regime and lack of criminal history shown by Mr. Nugent, this seems to be a far more likely scenario.

I recently saw a picture from the old Star Trek series where Mr. Spock was telling Captain Kirk something to the effect, “Logic dictates that if pro-gunners were as violent as anti-gunners say, there would be no more anti-gunners.” Nugent confirms this when he tells us, “If guns kill people then all of mine must be defective.”

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We Have No Financial Problems

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

We, as a society, have no financial problems. Problems are things that come upon us unannounced that we have no control over. But when we create situations that are not good, we really can’t call them problems… they are more like natural consequences. If I run my hand over a sharp knife and it cuts my skin, that is not a problem. It is a self inflicted injury. It is something that could be easily predicted and planned for, or even prevented. The bleeding still needs to be stopped and bandaged, but I have no right to complain about this terrible thing that happened to me.

We have all sorts of politicians of both parties weeping and wailing about our dire financial problems. They act as if this terrible thing has come upon their poor, innocent selves out of the blue and these hard working public servants are blameless victims of this unforeseen recession/depression. As with cutting our fingers with a knife, running out of money is the result of our government’s own illadvised actions… not by uncontrollable circumstances.

The people of this administration, and, to a lesser extent, the one before it, have no concept of the old saying, “If your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall.” Kids understand this basic economic concept, but somehow it escapes the grasp of our members of congress, even most of our state legislators. What is so difficult to understand about this… it’s not even higher math?

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He Who Forgets History…

Posted by Larry Miller on February 14, 2012 under Why | 2 Comments to Read

A young man from Palm Beach, Florida shows there is hope for today’s youth. He studied his Jewish heritage, traveled to the concentration camps of Poland and was determined to do his part to be sure the tragedy of Nazi Germany is not forgotten. While recognizing the huge numbers who died in the holocaust, Michael Marcus puts a personal face on what happened to six million individuals who were born into families, with mothers and fathers who loved them, and raised them the best they could… then were brutally tortured and killed.

In the early and middle thirties, storm clouds of prejudice on the German horizon along with an increasingly powerful and dictatorial government. The German people were a cultured people. They had art, music and advanced education. They were civilized. They had a leader who proclaimed a distorted sense of history and destiny… yet his eloquent tongue gradually led them down the path of destruction.

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Common Sense vs Foolishness

Posted by Larry Miller on August 21, 2011 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Caesar ObamaOne of Barack Hussein Obama’s most frequent complaints is that those pesky Republicans are placing party and politics over the good of the country. In some ways he is correct. One would have to ask what he is complaining about. He got his two trillion dollar blank check and he won’t have to bamboozle congress for more until after his defeat next year. Yet, somehow it is the Republicans fault that the economy is falling apart.

Yes, many Republicans did place party discipline and allegiance over actions they knew to be good for the country when they fell for the fearful John Boehner’s attempt to look statesmanlike by “compromising” with the administration and Harry Reid and giving the President exactly what he wanted – more money to spend and no further chance to stop it until after the people render their opinion of his presidency. I find the term “compromise” a little odd when one side gives up just about everything they fought for and the other side gets exactly what they wanted. Yet the president needs someone to blame his failure on, since it could not possibly be his policies.

This is what happens when our elected representatives place party loyalty and submission to those in leadership positions over following the wishes of those who put them in office – their bosses. How will they fair when the citizens render an opinion on their performance? Considering the fact that generic incumbents have a re-election rate percentage in the nineties and that they will usually be running against socialistic Democrats whose moral turpitude makes them completely unsuited for any kind of responsible position. Our only hope of getting through to them is through primary challenges. Read more of this article »

Hazmats in the House

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

hazmat_suitJust a few days ago, congress had the opportunity to remove one of the thumbprints of tyranny from the lives of the American people. A vote came up in the House of Representatives that gave the body the ability to actually represent the wishes of the citizens. The vote came and went and the people, who are quickly becoming subjects, were still stuck with the mercury filled light bulbs, loved by the followers of Algore and Company. We still are being forced to have these dangerous, so our government keepers tell us, products in our homes. Hazmats in the house it would seem.

How did this happen in a branch of government supposedly run by Republicans who are supposedly looking out for the well being of the American people? It happened because ten Republicans chose to side with the progressive Democrats to send our last hope crashing down in flames. Two of these people, are from my home state of Virginia… I am so ashamed of what has come of those we were proud to see elected.

This shows that we cannot depend on party labels to insure sanity in the legislature. Although, if someone admits to being a Democrat, we can be pretty sure they will not be on the side of freedom… unless it is freedom to kill your offspring. It does show the wisdom of the saying, “Don’t listen to what people say, watch what they do.” Since politicians are a loquacious bunch, they throw a lot of words at us as a smokescreen and would like us to believe and act on those words. Read more of this article »

American vs European Thinking

Posted by Larry Miller on July 11, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

Ferrari-formula-1Watching the British Gran Prix this past Sunday, I observed a microcosm of the European approach to life compared to the way we do things, at least for now, in the US of A. First was the tendency of the governing body to penalize and offense to its’ sensibilities, even if it is obviously due to human error… kind of like our bureaucrats in Washington – the EPA in particular.

A McLaren driven by Jenson Button had the misfortune of being waved out of the pits before a defective impact wrench could be replaced and the right front tire secured. He headed off back to the track, but got no further than the end of pit lane. His day was done, his weekend wasted, but after the race, to add insult to injury, his team was handed a major fine in some kind of European currency for unsafe release from the pit box. The good old boys from NASCAR simply make the team come back and fix the problem. That, in the highly competitive world of stock car racing, is regarded as penalty enough – if he could make it back in. It is understood that none of these professionals consciously sends out a car in unsafe condition – there is no need for official sanctions.

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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 »

Our Day Of Prayer

Posted by Larry Miller on May 4, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

prayerHere it is, another National Day of Prayer, and we still have all kinds of things going wrong in our country, not to mention the individual trials and troubles most everyone of us are struggling with. We have our list of needs and wants to bring to the almighty that we expect Him to take care of. We will lay them out and expect Him to get on with it.

There is only one word to describe this way of thinking… WRONG! We have been unfaithful servants in caring for this free country that we have been blessed with. Read more of this article »

The Left and Right Agree

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

noleftIt seems that all the fussing done by those opposed to the massive government debt has drawn little attempt at rebuttal from those who believe they have better use for our money, and Chinese money, than those of us who are paying the bills do. They talk of creating jobs by the thousands, while jobs are lost by the millions, but to the progressive elites, it’s only a matter of degree… mere details. And they don’t see the proportional differences as being catastrophic, after all, it is not they who are out of work and losing their homes.

Those who value traditional America, the right, for want of a better term, see the debt as destroying jobs and with them, the American middle class. Making this argument with the progressives on the left yields little more than a yawn – just like complaining to an enviro about higher fuel prices. Of course they know their nefarious schemes will destroy the middle class. Why do we think they are pursuing the course of fiscal terrorism in the first place?

Since we all seem to be in agreement, why the acrimony? Why the hostility? I guess it comes down to whether or not this destruction of individual prosperity and independence is a good thing. Patrick Henry, known for his “give me liberty or give me death” approach to life would say it is a bad thing – a very bad thing. Many of us would agree. Our President and his henchmen would not! Read more of this article »

The American Redoubt

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on April 12, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

By Chuck Baldwin

The Internet is filled with good and bad. Personally, I believe the Internet (along with a precious few independent newspapers and radio talk shows) is analogous to colonial America’s “Committees of Correspondence”: it is the last resource of uncontrolled, unfiltered information left. I dare say if it wasn’t for the Internet (and the massive private ownership of firearms), it is doubtful that there would be anything left of the once great American republic. There isn’t much left as it is.

To help readers locate a variety of quality web sites, we posted a list of sites that I personally have found helpful. I invite readers to peruse these fine web sites: Click here.

Scrolling down the list, one will find James Wesley, Rawles’ web site: “Survival Blog.” This is one of the very best online resources for preparedness that I know of. Furthermore, I recommend that everyone read Rawles’ fantastic book, “Patriots: A Novel Of Survival In The Coming Collapse.” This book should be regarded as must reading for every American who cares about the future of his country and his family. Read more of this article »

Obama’s Self-Chosen Disability

Posted by Guest Writer on April 11, 2011 under Why | Be the First to Comment

by Jim Baxterobamaconst

Deterministic systems, ideological symbols of abdication by man from his natural role as earth’s Choicemaker, inevitably degenerate into collectivism; the negation of singularity, they become a conglomerate plural-based system of measuring human value. Blunting an awareness of diversity, blurring alternatives, and limiting the selective creative process, they are self-relegated to a passive and circular regression.

Tampering with man’s selective nature endangers his survival for it would render him impotent and obsolete by denying the tools of variety, individuality, perception, criteria, selectivity, and progress. Coercive attempts produce revulsion, for such acts are contrary to an indeterminate nature and nature’s indeterminate off-spring, man the Choicemaker.

Until the oppressors discover that wisdom only just begins with a respectful acknowledgment of The Creator, The Creation, and The Choicemaker, they will be ever learning but never coming to a knowledge of the truth. The rejection of Creator-initiated standards relegates the mind of man to its own primitive, empirical, and delimited devices. It is thus that the human intellect cannot ascend and function at any level higher than the criteria by which it perceives and measures values. Read more of this article »

This Is How It’s Done!

Posted by Larry Miller on March 13, 2011 under How | Read the First Comment


Some shy away from Rand Paul because traditional Republicans get nervous around people that actually believe something and speak up about it… going after the prevaricating bureaucrats rather than treating them with the deference of fellow club members. To my thinking, even his approach was tepid when measured against the damage done to our country.

Yet Paul is setting the pace as the new legislators move into the seats of power inside the beltway. They have been sent to Washington to rock the boat and turn the government back into an organization working for the people who pay taxes and suffer from excessive and unrestrained regulation and interference. This hearing was one small skirmish in the battle to regain our freedom. Rand Paul cannot this win the battle alone. Read more of this article »

Right and Wrong, Do They Matter?

Posted by Larry Miller on March 9, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

rightwrongThere’s an old saying that we are known by the company we keep. In spite of the culture that wants to tell us that new is good and ideas and things that have been around for a while are just plan old fashioned, this statement has the same ring of truth it did when it was first uttered. Of course we don’t hear too much of this from the media and political elites who proclaim the purity of their messianic president who counts among his associates, past and present, a guy who bombed the Pentagon, a preacher who hates America, a Secretary of the Treasury who didn’t pay his taxes and a thug former congressman from Chicago.

It must be difficult for Democrats to look through the prism of right and wrong when their dreams of national domination are so close at hand. Some of us are not even sure they could find the prism if they waned to. Minor missteps or major moral failures do not seem to be obstacles when long sought goals are within sight. Despite claims to the contrary, we are in an era when the end justifies the means.

It’s easy to criticize the Democrats, and many of us have been doing it for years. We catch hold of any failure on their part, even down to the Vice President foolishly thinking JOBS is a three letter word. The self-righteous among us, myself included, have to look at our reasons for our criticisms of Democratic idiosyncrasies. Are we really upset with the moral failures of our opponents or is it just one more shoe to throw at people whose policies are so terribly wrong for our country? Are we taking the easy way out with personal attacks rather than actually explaining why our ideas are better? Read more of this article »

Seven Days

Posted by Guest Writer on March 8, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

by Carrie Devorah

The world was created in Seven Days

Success can be achieved in Seven Ways

1. Setting a goal just isn’t enough. You need a vision. You need to work hard to implement your plan, tweaking it as you go along. Learn from your mistakes knowing mistakes are stepping stones to success most people don’t  acknowledge as life’s greatest lessons.

2. Yes, follow your passion after all it is passion and dedication that create success. Be dedicated. Believe in yourself. Make time to look for opportunities to do something better than just about everyone else being mindful to act responsibly to everyone, keeping family and colleagues happy knowing the people you pass on the way up are the same people you pass on the way down. Up or down, the gift is their willingness and desire to reach their hands out to you.

3. There is no reinventing the wheel. There are countless variations thereof so while risk is a necessary evil, more important is making time to learn from others inventions while risking making your own the time you invest into learning makes for much less competition. Read more of this article »

INDIVIDUAL VALUE – Gift of Y’shua JESUS

Posted by Guest Writer on February 28, 2011 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Jesusby James Fletcher Baxter

The Old World method of measuring human value was, and still is, by the group. Whether tribe, clan, city-state, color, ethnic, or gender, the Old World, ancient and modern, measures by the plural unit. Individuals had and have no value of themselves but only as they were and are part of a collective.

When Y’shua Jesus died on the cross, the veil of the Temple at the Holy of Holies parted from the top down. The individual believer in the congregation had, for the first time, a face-to-face, one-on-one relation with his Creator. The Creator, Himself, had validated each individual for the first time. Thus, the Individual became the cornerstone for later human value measuring systems: socio-political, philosophical, religious, educational, economic, etc., henceforth and forever. Western Civilization, America, English Law, civil Rights, the ‘democratic’ process, etc., all sprang from that single event. (Greco-Roman ‘democracies’ were 95% slave throughout their entire histories.) Biblical principles are still today the foundation under Western Civilization and the American way of life.

Many social systems attempt to borrow ideas of “democracy” without the basic premise in The Individual. Such a system is only superficially and temporarily ‘democratic.’ The cornerstone of the democratic process is The Individual and the cornerstone of the value of The Individual is Y’shua Jesus! It is not possible to have one without the other. There is only One Source – there is no other. Read more of this article »

Wisdom From The Past

Posted by Larry Miller on February 20, 2011 under How | Be the First to Comment

This is just a short clip, but it contains some heavy duty advice that applies today even more than it did when first recorded.  The point of it is that just because the progressive left or mushy middle sees a problem, does not mean that we have to find a solution.  We need to stop running off in all direction just because some scatter brained lefty decides we have a problem.   We also need to keep the realization that the government cannot solve all our problems.

Dangers of Diversity

Posted by Larry Miller on February 3, 2011 under Why | Be the First to Comment

diversity3Worshiping at the altar of diversity as advocated by the politically correct elites serves their purposes well, but what does it do for the rest of us? Does it help us unite to solve common problems, or does it split us into multiple camps where all we can see is our competing interests? If it is the latter, should we be viewing this politically correct article of faith as simply a well meaning error, or as a sinister attack on our country’s ability to function and lead the world?

Pursuing identity politics, that is, looking at each person as a member of some small, but downtrodden group rather than as an individual, serves to promote isolation from the rest of society and focus our attention on our differences rather than our similarities. It keeps us fragmented and distracted. We face many challenges in our country today. We need to pull together, but all we hear from our government is divisive rhetoric that keeps us at each others throats. The poor are told their plight is the fault of the rich. Union members are told corporate greed keeps them from getting what they want. One racial group thinks they are being held down by another. While the other group sees their opportunities given to less qualified workers based strictly on skin color.

The left, through the Democratic party, has successfully balkanized America so many people see themselves first as members of some sort of aggrieved group that needs help in redressing some real or imagined wrong. One must give them credit for forging this disparate group, with often opposing interests into a coalition that keeps many of them in office… even though few of the grievances are ever resolved. Read more of this article »

Enemy Within The Gates

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on January 3, 2011 under How | Read the First Comment

alamoAs surely as William Barret Travis drew a line in the sand at the Alamo, a line is being drawn in the hearts of men today. By the time it is over, every man and woman in America will have to choose which side of the line they are on. Neutrality will not be an option. Furthermore, this line is separating, not only political and cultural adversaries, it is dividing friends and families as well. In fact, it is no hyperbole to say that the enemy is not only AT the gates; the enemy is WITHIN the gates. Then again, I suppose that during any momentous turning point of history, it has always been this way. And make no mistake about it: we are at a momentous turning point of history.

Consider what our Lord told us: “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” (Matthew 10:34-36 KJV)

It’s happened before in America. It happened during our War for Independence. It happened again during the War for Southern Independence: father against son and brother against brother. And so it is now. Read more of this article »

A Suggested Survival List – Part 2

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on November 16, 2010 under How | Read the First Comment

glock23[Editors note: Yesterdays article talked about preparation for disaster in the areas of location, provisions, and commodities.]

Self-Defense:

Needless to say, during any kind of disaster, your safety and protection will be completely up to you. If you really think that the police are going to be able to protect you during an upheaval, you are living in a dreamworld.

In both the New Orleans and Los Angeles disasters, police protection was non-existent. Lawless gangs quickly took control of the streets, and people were left to either defend themselves or swiftly become the helpless prey of violent marauders. In fact, in New Orleans, some of the policemen actually abandoned their oaths to uphold the law and joined with the criminals, turning their weapons upon the public.

Face it, folks: in any kind of disaster, you must be able to defend yourself, or you and your family will be meat for these animals of society that will quickly descend without mercy upon the unprepared, unsuspecting souls around them. This requires that you be armed! It also requires that you be skilled enough to be able to efficiently use your arms.

Therefore, I strongly suggest that you purchase firearms sufficient to keep you and your family safe, and also that you practice sufficiently to know how to use them. Read more of this article »

A Suggested Survival List – Part 1

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on November 15, 2010 under How | 2 Comments to Read

food-storage-shelves1This column was initially released last June. Without a doubt, this has been one of my most requested columns. So, in response to the large number of readers who have asked me to re-release this column, I do so today. And in doing so, I have added some new material to the original column.

One does not have to be a prophet to know that we are on the precipice of some potentially catastrophic–or at the very least, challenging–days. In fact, most of us are already in challenging days, and some are already enduring catastrophic events. That is, if one would call being out of work, losing one’s home, facing life-threatening medical conditions without any prospect of medical insurance, several families being forced to live in one house due to homes being foreclosed, etc., catastrophic.

The potential for an escalation of cataclysmic events, however, is very real. Only a “blooming idiot” would call someone who attempts to prepare for “the day of adversity” a Chicken Little now. Anyone who does not see the storm clouds on the horizon isn’t paying attention. Read more of this article »