Transformation 1202 Ministries

Christians and the Second Amendment
(4-18-13)

At first glance the title of this article seems like a contradiction in terms. Christians are peace-loving folk, aren’t we? Why would we even want to get into the discussion about the Second Amendment – the right to keep and bear arms? After all, didn’t Jesus say that “those who live by the sword will die by the sword”?

First of all, this article isn’t a discussion about pacifism. That is a whole other can of theological worms. My assumption and position is that Christians do have something to say about this currently hotly debated issue. What should our response be in this debate? Should we seek to have as much gun control as we can get in this nation? Would that make our lives safer and more tranquil? Should we put “proudly disarmed” bumper stickers on our cars?

This issue isn’t so cut and dried as the religious left in this country would have us believe. Of course we Christians want peace whenever possible. Of course we want a society that is free from violence and tragedy. Of course we condemn events Like Newtown and Columbine as tragic and evil. No thinking Christian ever wants to see such horrors again.

But, is more gun control the answer to stopping these tragedies? Are cities like Chicago, with high levels of gun control and high levels of murder, really the models we should want to impose on the rest of society? If law-abiding citizens have their gun ownership restricted, will that do anything to stop criminals from getting and using guns? Will it do anything to stop deranged individuals from committing violence, regardless of what weapons they use?

Part of this debate has to do with the differences between urban and rural life in this country. Guns, in cities, are weapons used to potentially wound or kill other human beings. In the country, guns are tools used for a variety of reasons – food acquisition and processing, varmint control, recreation, property and livestock protection, and family protection. The two worlds are dramatically different. Part of the problem with this debate is the insistence that a “one size fits all” solution must be adopted at the federal level.

This is the same wrong-headed thinking that has led to lawyers living in 40th floor apartments to write questionable environmental regulations that farmers have to jump through hoops to obey. For them, the regulations are absolute nonsense that does nothing to preserve or enhance the natural world. They know better. It is they who are in touch with nature, not the urbanite that occasionally vacations out in nature.

No, on the issue of gun control, our Founding Fathers knew what they were doing. The right to “keep and bear arms” was one most Americans already enjoyed at America’s founding. It was in old Europe where kings and parliaments restricted the ownership of arms to only the nobility. That’s where the image of “peasants with pitchforks” comes from. The common people were not allowed to possess swords and guns. In this manner, the “lords of the realm” were able to control the masses. But, here in America, it was different. Here, we tamed an entire continent with little more than a plow, a hammer, an axe, a Bible, and a gun. Being able to fend for and defend ourselves with deadly force is something that has always been a part of our heritage.  

We Americans do love peace. But, we will defend that peace and our other rights with as much force as is necessary. That includes the right to arm ourselves against all tyranny – foreign or domestic. Anytime a questionable government comes to power and seeks to curtail our rights, we react accordingly. But, we only use force as the last resort, not the first. This is evident in the recent debate over President Obama’s attempts at more gun control. No one took up arms against him or the other leftists in Congress who were pushing his agenda. We did pick up telephones, pens, and computer keypads, however, to make our voices clearly heard by those we have elected to represent us. Our voices were heard loud and clear by those in Washington; especially those up for re-election in 2014. This was a great victory for the people of this nation.

But, what about us Christians? Why should we have joined in taking such a stand? We absolutely needed to take this stand to protect our rights – rights that are constantly under assault these days. In my book – Yes! We Can Turn This Nation Around! – I make the point that we have to coalesce together with others who have similar viewpoints. We need to form coalitions with those who share many of our values if we want to win control of government. If we are splintered over our many different issues, we will never win any elections. The 2012 Presidential Primary should have taught us that lesson. We had half a dozen conservative candidates and one moderate. Mitt Romney’s victory in the Primary and defeat in the General Election was all but assured. I truly do hope we have learned our lesson and will not make the same mistake in the 2016 election. If we don’t, can you say, “President Hillary”?

Secondly, we Christians are called upon to protect the weakest among us in society. By being armed, we are in a position to stop evil in its ugly tracks. I’m not just talking about actually shooting people. I’m talking about the deterrent value of weapons. Murder and crime rates in places like Texas are far lower than places like New York City and Chicago. Why? - because would-be criminals think twice before robbing or mugging people who might be armed. Texas is no longer the “wild west.” That’s because law and order came to the frontier armed with Colt Peacemakers and Winchester Repeaters.

In Mexico, it is the drug lords who have all the guns (some of them supplied by the Holder Justice Department via Fast and Furious). That is why over 70,000 people have been murdered there over the past few years.

We have the right to protect our families and homes from those who are bent on robbery, rape, and murder. It is my prayer to never have to discharge a gun in the direction of another human being. But, should it ever come to that, I want to be able to use whatever deadly force is necessary to keep that marauding person or persons from getting through me to get at my wife and children.

That is every law-abiding citizen’s right in this nation. No, we not going to shoot two shotgun blasts through the door as “Uncle Joe” Biden suggests. We are responsible adults with our weapons. We teach our children how to safely respect and handle such deadly force. We teach the reverence for all life.

Guns will always be a reality in this fallen world. We can either use them responsibly, or we can stick our heads in the sand and allow the tyrants to be the only ones who possess them. Such has been the fate of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and Communist China and North Korea. We all know the history of freedom and faith in those regimes.

No, I will not apologize for seeking to defend my Second Amendment rights. No one should ever have to do so.

2014 - It's Do or Die!

(4-30-13)
​We all know there is a mid-term election coming up next year – 2014. All 435 seats in the U.S. House and 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate will be up for election. In addition, there will be several Governors’ and state legislature races being held across the country.

These facts have not gone unnoticed by the left in this country. Right now, the only things holding back the floodgates of secular socialist government from completely overwhelming this nation are the majorities of Republicans in the U.S. House, the governors’ mansions, and the state legislatures. The filibuster-proof minority of Republicans in the U.S. Senate has also had some deterrent capability. The left has definite plans to change those numbers next year. If they are successful, especially if the Democrats take over control of the U.S. House, then all of Hell’s politics will be unleashed on this country by the secular socialists.  

Their goals make ObamaCare seem timid by comparison. They will push through incompetent, America-hating educational standards. They will remove all restrictions on using taxpayer money to perform abortions and also, most probably, infanticide. They will further eviscerate the U.S. Military as it becomes an even greater petri dish for social experimentation. They will raise taxes exorbitantly high on every working American citizen. They will grant unscrutinized citizenship for all illegal aliens and potential terrorist bombers, drug dealers, and anarchists from around the world. They will further bloat the welfare, food stamp, and Medicaid roles as more and more able-bodied people will just give up working, and their self-respect. They will push more phony “green” energy and bogus “climate change” (read global warming) legislation onto every business, farm, and homeowner in the nation. They will completely destroy marriage as it has existed over the past 6,000 years. They will push even greater perversions on our children and destroy childhood innocence and security. And, they will further manipulate the election system in this country by increasing fraud to insure that only Democrats will ever win elections again in this nation.

Wow! How could all of that result from just one election? I know the opposition, that’s how I know. They are arrogant; have absolutely no morals; and firmly believe they know what’s best for all of us in this nation. Nothing will stop them short of their removal from power. They will never have any respect or regard for anyone who doesn’t “toe the mark” of their ideology. History has shown this to be true over and over again – just ask anyone who has fled a Communist country to have a better life here in America. They see this current Administration for what it is!

But, as I say in my book – Yes! We Can Turn This Nation Around! – “arrogance makes you stupid”! That is their weakness. Their utter contempt for those they disagree with makes them underestimate us. They underestimate our strength. They underestimate our numbers. They underestimate our resolve. They don’t understand our faith. They can’t conceive of true American Patriotism in action.  

It is time for us to give them a lesson they will never forget! This won’t be the first time Americans have had to “school” elitists about what freedom is all about. We did it before in 1776 and following! I’m not talking here about violent revolution. I’m talking about a renaissance in democracy. I’m talking about an electoral revolution this nation hasn’t seen since at least 1994 when Bill Clinton’s socialist playbook was scrapped by the conservative revolution presided over by people like Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Rush Limbaugh.

We can stop the rush to oblivion that the Obama Administration has been hell-bent on achieving. We can reverse the terrible financial condition of the nation. We can stop the destruction of the family. We can curb the gross perversion being foisted on us by Hollywood. We can restore the dignity of work and economic freedom. We can have accountable “public servants” in government instead of the current pretending nobility. And, we can restore our standing in the world as the last bastion of freedom left for humanity.

Yes, all of this is possible, within our grasp, at the conclusion of the 2014 election. How, you ask? We get to work right now. I lay out several blueprints for successful involvement in my book. If you are an individual, a family, a church, or a community activist group, there is something for everyone to be doing right now to insure victory in 2014. A few of the topics covered include:  


                How can I change the world in just one hour per week?
                What can my church do?
                How can I defeat the left’s arguments?
                What level of involvement is right for me?
                Should I run for office?
                How do I know I’m making a difference?
                How do I get more involved with my political party?

In addition to these things, we also need to be working right now to influence what happens locally in the 2013 municipal elections. We need to have more people we can trust in control of our local governments and school boards. We need people that are honest running the local polling places and county-level vote tabulation centers.

Further, we need to push our state legislatures to pass voter ID legislation this year. If you don’t think this is a real problem, and will grow even worse in 2014, please go to the following link:  

http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/jury-fraud-put-obama-on-08-ballot/?cat_orig=politics.

As I said, the left will stop at nothing until they have no opposition remaining. They will work to achieve that goal any way they can. In the Communist lexicon, “peace” is defined as only being achieved when there are no enemies left to oppose the state. This is the working definition of peace the left is using today in this country.

As I also state in my book – Yes! We Can Turn This Nation Around! – The worst mistake we can make is to underestimate our opponent. We do so at our peril. By the way, the book is available from our website: www.turnthisnationaround.org. , Amazon.com, and Amazon Kindle.

2014 is “do or die” for this nation. If the left wins, this nation will die. If the people win, there will be nothing the American people can’t do in the future! Let’s all be part of America’s rebirth, not mourners to its death! The time is now to get to work.


The Answer to the Current IRS Scandal

(5-24-13)

(From: Yes! We Can Turn This Nation Around!  pp. 148-150)

“The surest, quickest way to economic stability and growth is to repeal income and business taxes and replace them with a simple flat, or national sales tax.  (I agree with Dr. Walter Williams’ concern in that we must first repeal the income tax amendment or we are in danger of the government having double taxing vehicles.) By taxing consumption rather than production, it brings everyone into the tax system fairly. Rich people will still pay far more in taxes because they buy more stuff than poor people. Businesses will prosper because the emphasis will be on production rather than avoiding tax liability and regulation compliance.  More jobs will be created by this move than all of the combined government jobs’ programs in the entire history of our country!  And, best of all, it completely takes the government out of the loop as to which businesses succeed or fail. No more special tax breaks for Senator Smith’s pet projects. No more punitive taxes on businesses that are politically incorrect. No more government bailouts for companies that are run inefficiently. No more government loans to phony green energy companies. No more IRS intimidation of businesses that are on someone’s “enemies’ list.” . . .


Yes, putting We The People back in charge of consumption and taxation rather than corrupt entrenched politicians will transform this nation for the better.  Think of how much money would be available for all citizens if the government wasn’t this all-consuming fiscal vampire, sucking the life out of us!


It requires a complete change in thinking about government spending. Instead of the government deciding how much it wants to spend and taxing us accordingly; we will consume as much as we want and provide the government with the tax money we want it to have. We will decide how big the government can get, not the politicians, lobbyists, and lawyers.  They will have to live within our budget, not have us become slaves to theirs!”



2014 - Now More Than Ever, It's Do or Die!
(6-12-13)
​We all know there is a mid-term election coming up next year – 2014. All 435 seats in the U.S. House and 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate will be up for election. In addition, there will be several Governors’ and state legislature races being held across the country.

These facts have not gone unnoticed by the left in this country. Right now, the only things holding back the floodgates of corrupt, secular, socialist government from completely overwhelming this nation are the majorities of Republicans in the U.S. House, the governors’ mansions, and the state legislatures. The filibuster-proof minority of Republicans in the U.S. Senate has also had some deterrent capability. The left has definite plans to change those numbers next year. If they are successful, especially if the Democrats take over control of the U.S. House, then all of Hell’s politics will be unleashed on this country by the secular socialists. The current scandals we are witnessing unfold today will be minor as compared to the abuses of power the left will inflict on this nation if they are unfettered by opposition!!

Their goals make ObamaCare seem timid by comparison. They will push through incompetent, America-hating educational standards. They will remove all restrictions on using taxpayer money to perform abortions and also, most probably, infanticide. They will further eviscerate the U.S. Military as it becomes an even greater petri dish for social experimentation. They will raise taxes exorbitantly high on every working American citizen. They will grant unscrutinized citizenship for all illegal aliens and potential terrorist bombers, drug dealers, and anarchists from around the world. They will further bloat the welfare, food stamp, and Medicaid rolls as more and more able-bodied people will just give up working, and their self-respect as they become slaves of the government largesse. They will push more phony “green” energy and bogus “climate change” (read global warming) legislation onto every business, farm, and homeowner in the nation. They will completely destroy marriage as it has existed over the past 6,000 years. They will push even greater perversions on our children and destroy childhood innocence and security. And, they will further manipulate the election system in this country by increasing fraud to insure that only Democrats will ever win elections again in this nation.

Wow! How could all of that result from just one election? I know the opposition, that’s how I know. They are arrogant; have absolutely no morals; and firmly believe they know what’s best for all of us in this nation. Nothing will stop them short of their removal from power. They will never have any respect or regard for anyone who doesn’t “toe the mark” of their ideology. History has shown this to be true over and over again – just ask anyone who has fled a Communist country to have a better life here in America. They see this current Administration for what it is!

But, as I say in my book – Yes! We Can Turn This Nation Around! – “arrogance makes you stupid”! That is their weakness. Their utter contempt for those they disagree with makes them underestimate us. They underestimate our strength. They underestimate our numbers. They underestimate our resolve. They don’t understand our faith. They can’t conceive of true American Patriotism in action.  
It is time for us to give them a lesson they will never forget! This won’t be the first time Americans have had to “school” elitists about what freedom is all about. We did it before in 1776 and following! I’m not talking here about violent revolution. I’m talking about a renaissance in democracy. I’m talking about an electoral revolution this nation hasn’t seen since at least 1994 when Bill Clinton’s socialist playbook was scrapped by the conservative revolution presided over by people like Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Rush Limbaugh.

We can stop the head-long rush to oblivion that the Obama Administration has been hell-bent on achieving. We can reverse the terrible financial condition of the nation. We can stop the destruction of the family. We can curb the gross perversion being foisted on us by Hollywood. We can restore the dignity of work and economic freedom. We can have accountable “public servants” in government instead of the current pretending nobility. We can stop the gross abuse of power and invasion of privacy as seen in the current IRS, AP phone records, and NSA spying scandals. And, we can restore our standing in the world as the last bastion of freedom left for humanity.

Yes, all of this is possible, within our grasp, at the conclusion of the 2014 election. How, you ask? We get to work right now. I lay out several blueprints for successful involvement in my book. If you are an individual, a family, a church, or a community activist group, there is something for everyone to be doing right now to insure victory in 2014. A few of the topics covered include:  
              
               How can I change the world in just one hour per week?
              What can my church do?
              How can I defeat the left’s arguments?
               What level of involvement is right for me?
              Should I run for office?
              How do I know I’m making a difference?
              How do I get more involved with my political party?

In addition to these things, we also need to be working right now to influence what happens locally in the 2013 municipal elections. We need to have more people we can trust in control of our local governments and school boards. (This is especially true with the school boards since this Administration is pushing the federally-mandated education standards known as “Common Core” on all the states and school districts.) We also need people that are honest running the local polling places and county-level vote tabulation centers.

Further, we need to push our state legislatures to pass Voter ID legislation this year. We have not seen the scope of voter fraud that is to come if we don’t! We must have confidence in the honesty of elections if the Republic is to survive!!

As I said, the left will stop at nothing until they have no opposition remaining. They will work to achieve that goal any way they can. In the Communist lexicon, “peace” is defined as only being achieved when there are no enemies left to oppose the state. This is the working definition of peace the left is using today in this country.

As I also state in my book – Yes! We Can Turn This Nation Around! – The worst mistake we can make is to underestimate our opponent. We do so at our peril. By the way, the book is available from our website: www.turnthisnationaround.org. , Amazon.com, and Amazon Kindle.

2014 is “do or die” for this nation. If the left wins, this nation will die. If the people win, there will be nothing the American people can’t do in the future! Let’s all be part of America’s rebirth, not mourners to its death! The time is now to get to work.

It's Not About Politics, It's About Freedom!
(7-4-13)
​Here we are today, celebrating 237 years of the American nation – the dream of our Founding Fathers living on well into our third century. As we survey our nation today, we see so much to be thankful to our Founding Fathers for giving us. We have more technology, more prosperity, and more life choices than they could have ever envisioned their posterity acquiring. The foundation they laid has indeed served to build the incredible nation we have today. We have had our share of adversity. We have made our share of mistakes. But, the truth still remains – what they have given us is the greatest civilization in the history of the world! We have more people with more prosperity, more freedom, and more civil tranquility than any other people has ever experienced on this planet.

Yet, as we celebrate this Independence Day, we are also a troubled nation. We are a nation filled with turmoil. We are a nation on the verge of decline. “How can this be?” one may ask. “What has happened to America to set us on this downward spiral?” 

The answer lies in the very truths of our founding. Our Founding Fathers gave us a foundation of documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights to guarantee the maximum freedom, maximum civil tranquility, and the maximum ethos of a people with a common purpose – building a nation ruled by its people, not some elitist ruler or rulers. When we have abided by these inspired documents, we have prospered. When we have ignored them, or twisted their meaning, we have reaped a bitter harvest of consequences. Such is the case today.

The true spirit of America lies not in the previously mentioned documents themselves, but in the undergirding philosophy upon which they were created. Our Founding Fathers built this nation on the guidance of the Bible and many other supporting documents which also were built upon Biblical Truth. It is from those truths that they could pen such great words as, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Notice, if you will, the bold assertion that rights come from the Creator God of the universe; not from any government of mankind!) This truth was generally affirmed by all who led this nation until about 70 years ago.

It is only since those who have rejected God’s reality, blessing, and moral Law have gained influence throughout our culture that we have seen the decline in all areas of society. Humanism is the rejection of anything greater than humanity. It is, in effect, declaring that – we are god. Throughout human history we have seen the results of many civilizations that have held to this philosophy. All have had their despotic demi-gods. All are nothing now but crumbling ruins. That has always been the fate of any human civilization that refused to acknowledge the God Who created us all.

The current crop of humanists are similarly arrogant, immoral, and deluded into thinking that they can “do it better” than those past failed attempts at human-centered utopia. We can see their efforts failing all around us. Since God was essentially removed from the schools in the early 1960s, we have seen a downward spiral of morality, economic stability, family structure, and freedom. We have made “tolerance”, “fairness”, and “choice” the new holy language in the American lexicon of “political correctness.”

None of these humanist, progressive, socialist efforts have given us greater freedom or prosperity. People today are become more and more enslaved by various aspects of culture and government than ever before. People today have willingly traded freedom for fictitious security and safety. The new cry today is for “license” not “freedom”! Sadly, to paraphrase George Santayana - those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it. License leads only to slavery. Real freedom involves responsibility – responsibility to God, to one’s neighbor, and to one’s self.

We have seen the multiple scandals of this current government. We remember the many scandals of the Clinton 90s. In both cases we see an arrogant government, setting itself above the people who have elected it to represent us. America has developed a ruling class – a group of Washington elitists who firmly believe they have the moral authority (if the left can be said to believe in morality) to dictate to the rest of us how we must live. This involves everything from what kind of light bulbs we must use to what size soft drinks we can consume. Every person in this nation has been subjected to this abuse of power. When ordinary people object, they are crushed by the bureaucracy and/or the sympathetic national press.

But, today is Independence Day! In the spirit of 1776, We The People are rising up and saying, “Enough is Enough”!!! We want our freedom back!! We want our nation back!! We want our faith roots back!! Call us “intolerant bigots” if you like, but we are the children of the Revolution, not the European socialists that are running America headlong into the ditch of history.

Our movement today isn’t about politics. It is about Freedom!! The battle may be long. The left-wing editorials may be ugly. The left’s paid protestors may be many (such as is happening right now in Texas). But, we will not stop. We will not quit. We will press on until freedom is restored in this land. We will remove the entrenched, professional, political ruling class from Washington D.C. (be they socialist Democrats or RINOs) until it becomes the American People’s town again.  

For those who are discouraged, I say this, “Remember our heritage!” “Remember Bunker Hill!” “Remember Dorchester Heights!” “Remember Saratoga!” “Remember Valley Forge!” “Remember Trenton!” “Remember Cowpens!” And, most of all, “Remember Yorktown!!!”

The American spirit is not dead. It is alive in America’s churches. It is alive in America’s town halls. It is alive in 4th of July Fireworks displays. It is alive in the voting booth. And, it will be proven to be alive after the 2014 elections as millions of true American Patriots will fire a new “shot heard around the world” when we continue the process of restoring American Freedom to this great land – the land that God has indeed shed His Grace upon!!!



"If the foundations are destroyed,
What can the righteous do??  Psalm 11:3 (NASB)
Surviving the Dog Days of Summer

(8-7-13)
As the summer continues through the “dog days” of August, it is easy to lose touch with where we are in this nation. We have all become weary of the seeming delays and stallings concerning the plethora of scandals swirling around the Obama Administration. We all would like to see the simple truth come out and those who broke the law and violated the Constitution be brought to justice and punished for their crimes. That still is the end goal, even if things are taking longer than we had hoped.

However, we must understand what is at stake here. This whole situation is not just about one corrupt Administration. It is about the larger issue of massive, out-of-control government. We’ve seen corrupt Administrations before – LBJ, Nixon, and Clinton – just to name a few more recent ones. The Obama “regime” will be history one day. But, unless we do something now, the greater problem will remain. The issue is that we no longer have a federal government that understands its Constitutional role as servant of the American people. We now have an almost permanent political class of “nobility” in Washington that firmly believes in its superiority over us “peasants and serfs” – the American people.

We have seen our freedoms, our culture, our morality, and our hopes all greatly diminished as Washington grows larger and larger. We are all becoming cultural and economic slaves of this government. When government can dictate to us which health insurance we must buy and which light bulbs we must burn, that is government out of control!

But, the good news is that we still can push back. All of the Congress is in recess throughout August. That means they are all back home dealing with us – their constituents. This is our golden opportunity to make sure they hear our voices. We need to make our opinions knows on such issues as:

     - Defunding Obamacare – they all must sign on to Sen. Mike Lee’s proposal to not fund Obamacare with the Continuing Resolution spending bill that will be pending upon their return. If Mr. Obama wants to shut the government down, let him; but also let him pay for grandma’s Social Security check instead of taking yet another multi-million dollar vacation!! And, if Obamacare is so wonderful, why has Congress exempted itself from participating in it? (I’d love to see the squirming, slimy answers some of them give on that one!!!)

     - Appointing special prosecutors for the Battle of Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious, and NSA scandals. Having it done “in-house” with too many having agendas is not justice; nor will they really get at the whole truth.

     - Horrible EPA and “green energy” policies that are destroying our economy and driving our energy costs through the roof. The EPA is currently “owned” by the radical environmentalists. And, delaying energy independence projects like the Keystone Pipeline make no rational sense!

     - Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!! We have more Americans out of work now (or only working part-time jobs) than since the Great Depression! Socialism doesn’t work. It never has! It is time to return to market-based solutions to our economic problems.

     - The assault on marriage. The homosexual lobby has wrapped its tentacles around the courts, the education system, the military, and the media. It is high time for “push back”!! We need a Constitutional Amendment that affirms that marriage is what is has been for the past 6,000 years of recorded history – one man and one woman. Otherwise, the next cultural battles will be over pedophilia and polygamy!!

     - Life – we need a federal abortion ban after 20 weeks of gestation. This doesn’t completely solve the abortion holocaust, but it moves us back toward a culture of life instead of death.

     - The promotion of radical Islam and the persecution of Christians and Jews by this Administration. In education, the military, and business, Islam is being touted as desirable and Christians and Jews are seeing their civil rights eroded as never before. It must stop!!

Who knows how successful we may be in holding our representatives feet to the fire, but we must at least make them feel the heat!!

As I’ve stated previously, it all comes down to 2014. If we gain control of the Senate and keep the House, we have a chance to save this nation from ruin. If we fail, we may be too late to stop the inevitable collapse of America as we all become California and Detroit!!!

The time to act is now. We must be seeking candidates to run for every office in 2014. All liberals, Democrats, and RINOs must be replaced with principled conservatives. We have a golden opportunity to remove compromised politicians in many states. We must not allow this opportunity to pass by. No matter what the Obama Administration (and his lapdogs in the IRS) may attempt to do try to stop us, we dare not quit. Our future, our children’s future, and our grandchildren’s future depend on what we do now.

We have local and municipal elections coming up in just a few months. The 2013 elections can be a great “tune-up” for 2014. Get involved now to support candidates for local offices that you think will do a good job in those offices. Invite family and friends to join you in your activism. Learn the election process better so that next year, you’re an “old pro” at getting the right candidates elected.

This is still all very doable. We just can’t quit. The media will berate us will criticism, discouragement, and epithets. But, as I state on page 118 of my book – Yes! We Can Turn This Nation Around! – “‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!’”

Let’s make the “dog days” of August 2013 days that those in Washington will never forget!!! Instead of the “Arab Spring”, this can be the “American Summer”!!!




Stay the Course!

(8-26-13)

In the Mel Gibson film – “The Patriot” – there comes a point in the film where Gibson’s character, Benjamin Martin, becomes discouraged and wearied by the sad events of his own life and the many failures of the fledgling American Revolution. It is at that point his son, Gabriel, reminds him of something his deceased wife used to tell him. “Stay the course.” In other words, don’t quit; don’t give up; keep on going no matter how difficult things may seem. It is after this reminder that Martin turns things around in his mind and heart and he leads his colonial militia band to participate in the eventual victory over Great Britain. There would be more personal costs for Martin. His son, Gabriel, would die in the cause of freedom. But, he takes the advice to heart, and, in the end, he and America are victorious.

This fictional advice from a pro-patriotic Hollywood film (I know that seems impossible!) is sound advice for us today in our struggle to restore this nation. Now, more than ever, we need to “stay the course.” This nautical expression means keep on going on your present course. Don’t stop. Don’t turn. Keep the ship’s bearing and speed constantly moving in one direction. And, that is exactly what we must do!

Our goal is to turn America around from its present course of destruction that the leftist, socialist, atheist, radicals have been driving it toward. We dare not allow ourselves to get distracted or discouraged from that goal. Our revolution will fail if we do.

The left has been busy of late concocting and implementing all kinds of schemes to further their agenda. The most recent outrages are coming from the usual suspects – the IRS and the Justice Department. The IRS is still targeting the enemies of this regime. The latest group in its crosshairs is U.S. veterans in the American Legion. The IRS is demanding the Legion turn over all service records for its members for IRS scrutiny. This is, of course, both repugnant and illegal. But, that makes no difference to one of the “enforcement arms” of the junta attempting to rule America with an iron fist. 

The Administration’s “consigliere” – Eric Holder and the Justice Dept. have also been engaged in more affronts to American freedom as well. Despite a Supreme Court Ruling striking down parts of the now antiquated Voting Rights’ Act, Holder still wants to sue Texas to stop the Lone Star State from putting reasonable Voter ID laws in place to curtail voter fraud in the state. This is just the latest in his efforts to prevent states from cleaning up the voter fraud in their elections. Again, this effort has far more to do with harassment and distraction than it does changing law. Texas will prevail. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling will guarantee that.

Holder is also acting to deprive Louisiana’s children from having quality education via school choice. His rationale for the Justice Dept. law suit is that school choice will lead back to racial segregation. The only problem with that argument is reality! In places like New Orleans, the vast majority of participants in the voucher program are minorities seeking to escape failing public schools. It is a classic attempt by Washington elitists to “fix something that isn’t broken”!!

These recent affronts to freedom are consistent with the Obama plan of transformation in this country. They have two real purposes. One - discouragement and distraction – they are hoping these recent efforts will further weary those opposed to their agenda. They also hope we will be so distracted trying to put out these most recent “political brush fires” that we will stop doing what we need to be doing to really defeat the Obama agenda. (More on that later.)

Two – they are seeking to ignite the tinder of violence in this nation. Whether it is an armed revolt, or a race war, it doesn’t matter to them. If they can further goad us into acting rashly, it will be all the justification they need to bring the full force of American might to bear against its own citizens. The plan is to keep pushing us until we resort to violence. At that point the Department of Homeland Security will start using some of those billions of bullets they have been hoarding. It will be justification for martial law and permanent curtailments of Constitutional freedoms.

I realize the second point here seems extreme, but I have the history of many regimes throughout the world to validate the factualness of my potential prediction.

I am certainly NOT advocating violence; in fact, quite the opposite. We need to NOT yield to the constant efforts to get us off our game and react in a way that is based on emotion and not reason. This battle will be won at the ballot box, not the battle field!

That is why this Administration is trying so hard to gain as much control over American lives right now as possible. They know they are very close to defeat if things keep going the way they are. Unless they can cheat in elections, make 11 million illegal aliens newly-registered Democrat voters, and discourage away conservative and Christian voters from the polls in 2014, they will suffer an even bigger election loss than they did in 2010.

For them, it is all about control by government. That’s what Obamacare is all about. That’s what immigration reform is all about. That what the 90’s re-warmed educational scheme known as Common Core is all about (It was called Outcomes-Based Education back then.). That’s what the feminizing and homosexualizing of our military is all about. And that’s what the irrational devotion to “green energy” is all about.

The plan is to so distract, confuse, and demoralize voters that the current White House occupants can hold on to their power via election victories. It would be 2012 all over again.

So, what can we do? STAY THE COURSE!! We must continue doing everything we can to have a massive landslide victory in 2014. We must elect as many conservative Republicans as possible. We need to work in the Primary Election to get rid of as many RINOs as possible. They are nothing more than compromised “lapdogs” of this Administration. The “old dinosaurs” in the Senate must be given a timely retirement. The squishy moderates in both Houses must be given a furlough to engage in “spinal therapy” in the private sector. America is filled with principled, talented, conservative folks who will take seriously the oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.” We need to get as many of them on the November 2014 ballot as possible. Once there, America will see a stark contrast to the old, tired, unworkable ideas the Democrat party continues to shovel.

In the General Election in 2014, we must make the word “Democrat” a dirty word for as many people in this country as possible. There are NO “good” Democrats in Washington. All who are there have voted for one or more of the following anti-American positions: Obamacare, amnesty, gun-control, abortion, higher taxes, destruction of the family, green energy fraud, and appeasement of Islamic radicals. They all must be “fired” by their bosses – We The People!!

This is our course to remain true to following. Our sole focus must be to transform the Congress – the House and the Senate of the United States. If we are successful, the Obama agenda ends. President Obama spends his last two years playing golf, soliciting funds for his Presidential Library, and taking vacations apart from Michelle and the kids.

I guarantee you one other thing. If it even looks like we are going to be victorious, Eric Holder will run as fast as he can for the “tall grass.” He will not chance impeachment and accountability for his decades of crimes in the name of “justice.” Remember, he was the real force behind the Janet Reno Justice Dept. during the Clinton regime. Reno was a mere figurehead. Waco and Elian Gonzales were his schemes.

But, I digress. We must focus all of our efforts at putting pressure on as many Congressmen and Senators now to stop this “rush to oblivion.” We need to stop Obamacare funding. We need to stop amnesty legislation. We need to get Voter ID laws in every state. We need to train as many people as possible to get involved at some level.

In my book - Yes! We Can Turn This Nation Around! - I devote a chapter to Levels of Involvement – Something for Everyone. It has much practical advice and guidance for people who want to make a greater difference in the direction this nation is moving.

The bottom line is this – we cannot allow this current “Chicago political machine” to get us off track. 2014 is a serious turning point in our nation’s history. We will either reverse the decay and start to heal as a people, or we will become mired in the cesspool of socialism just like every other failed attempt to create government-given “utopia.” My hope and prayer is that there are enough true patriots left in this nation to – STAY THE COURSE!!