What Does Humility, Courage, Class & Commitment Look Like?

Do You Recognize This Person?

Unless you don’t watch any of the news channels these days (and who would blame you) you probably already know that yesterday President Trump officially nominated Amy Coney Barrett to accept Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s open seat on the Supreme Court of the United States due to her death last week.

If you didn’t have the opportunity to see or hear  Barrett’s acceptance speech yesterday, and if you want to witness what true humility, courage, class, commitment, and transparency looks like up close and personal, view her seven-minute thirty-four-second acceptance speech HERE.

After listening to her seven-minute speech, I guarantee you will know her far better than you know most politicians who have been in Congress for years! And, whether you are a Republican, Moderate, or Democrat, if you are honest with yourself, I believe you will admit that Amy Coney Barrett is the real deal.

You may or may not like the fact that Barrett is an unapologetic Catholic conservative. I didn’t like the fact that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a hard core liberal. I certainly didn’t agree with a lot of her judicial decisions but I accepted her presence and decisions on the Supreme Court because that’s the way our system of government works.

In the past, Democratic Presidents have had their Supreme Court picks, now it’s a Republican President’s turn to make his choices.

What really bothers me to the nth degree is I don’t ever remember Republican politicians or the news media ever trying to intentionally destroy the name and character of a person just because they disagreed with their political ideology.

However, times have certainly changed, and that is exactly what we witnessed Democratic politicians and the main stream media do to the likes of Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, and Brett Kavanaugh. Now, even before any nomination hearings have begun, the long knives are already out to tear Amy Coney Barret’s impeccable reputation and character apart!

How quickly has the character of our nation deteriorated when radical groups like Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA are publicly and unashamedly threatening to continue dividing and destroying our great nation if Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination is approved, and more importantly, if President Trump is reelected for another four years?

America is better than this type of behavior!

Lord, have mercy on the United States of America, forgive our sinful ways, and heal our land! “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2Chronicles 7:14 – NIV) May it be so!

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Where Have All Our Heroes Gone?

A good friend of mine, who is also a well respected pastor, recently shared the post below from another source on his Facebook page.

The post perfectly articulated my personal feelings as well which led to my decision to walk away from viewing and supporting all pro sports teams and players who have decided to become political activists on the field of play instead of just playing the game the way it was always meant to be played!

Although this post only focuses on the NFL, I personally choose to include the NBA, WNBA, MLB, and MLS just to name a few others.

Therefore, I am doing what the writer proposed readers of his post do: “Pass this post along to all your friends and family, if you believe it worthy of sharing.”

I too believe it is worthy of sharing!


“Some Folks Have Come to Despise the NFL…

For fans who follow the sport, most of this will be a simple reminder of things you already know. For the rest, it’s a wake-up call:

  • In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling before each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his eye-black to avoid glare, and made him take it off.
  • In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health disorders.
  • In 2014 Robert Griffin III (RG3) entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said “Know Jesus Know Peace” but was forced to turn it inside out by an NFL uniform inspector before speaking at the podium.
  • In 2015 DeAngelo Williams was fined for wearing “Find the Cure” eye-black for breast cancer awareness.
  • In 2015 William Gay was fined for wearing purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence. (Not that the NFL has a domestic violence problem!).
  • In 2016 the NFL prevented the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmet in honor of 5 Dallas Police Officers killed in the line of duty.
  • In 2016 the NFL threatened to fine players who wanted to wear cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

So tell me again how the NFL supports free speech and expression. It seems quite clear based on these facts that the NFL has taken a position against any action by NFL players demonstrating RESPECT for any issue: For God, social causes such as mental health, cancer, domestic violence, for cops killed arbitrarily, for being cops, or for the Memory of 9/11…

BUT they will allow demonstrations of DISRESPECT for our National Flag, our National Anthem, for America, and for the American People, if it will help mollify a particular Group and its supporters.

That is who and what the NFL now has shown itself to be.

Pass this post along to all your friends and family, if you believe it worthy of sharing.

Honor our military; too many of whom have come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.”


As for me and my family. . .we will always stand for our flag and our National Anthem,  which should be the ONLY anthem sung at any event, and we will kneel ONLY at the feet of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

So, where have all our heroes gone? The good news is they are still among us just wearing different kinds of uniforms.

GOD BLESS AMERICA, and all the real American heroes who don’t play games but actually work tirelessly putting their lives on the line every day to insure America remains THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE:

  • Our Military
  • Police Officers
  • Fire Fighters
  • Doctors, Nurses, EMT’s, and all other healthcare providers
  • All other First Responders who mostly go unnoticed and unappreciated

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Short And Straight To The Point

2020 Party Platform Comparisons

With only 51 days left to arguably the most important presidential election in the history of the United States of America, I wanted to give everyone a very useful tool for you or any of your friends who are still on the fence about who to vote for and which political party fits your specific worldview best.

FRCAction is the legislative affiliate of FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL, and in full disclosure, FRC is a Christian conservative organization.

As I understand each party’s 2020 political platform, FRC has done a very good job of siting the facts for both sides on a variety of topics we should all be concerned about. You can view the 2020 Party Platforms HERE and decide for yourself.

See you next week for more Wisdom Matters!

The REAL Truth About COVID-19 Is Finally Surfacing…Why Just Now?

No matter what the issue is, it’s getting to the point where we must do our own research and then make the best fact-based decisions we can regarding our futures and the future of America.

The article below makes my case on just one of the critical issues impacting American families today, COVID-19.


CDC: Just 6% of Covid Deaths Occurred Without Co-Morbidities

This past week the CDC finally seemed to get fed up with the coronavirus hysteria that has existed in this country since March.

First, the CDC released new guidelines saying there was no need for asymptomatic people to get tested if they were otherwise young and healthy. That’s even if you were exposed to someone who had tested positive for the virus.

Then the CDC put up on their official website the following details for people who have covid symptoms: “If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first. Most people will have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care and may not need to be tested.”

So, yeah, the CDC is telling you to treat covid like any other illness. Stay home if you’re sick, you’ll probably be fine. That’s because for most people covid is a mild illness. If, however, you get sick enough to need treatment, go seek treatment.

This is the advice we should have had since March. And in retrospect we should have never, ever shut down at all. (In fact, if New York governor Andrew Cuomo hadn’t been the worst political leader this century, we probably wouldn’t have ever panicked in the first place. New York was such a disaster that the rest of the country panicked based on their incompetence. An incompetence, by the way, that led to the worst coronavirus response in the entire world.)

But this was the final kicker that also went up on the CDC website:

“For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.”

This illuminates what I have been saying for a long time, there’s a big difference between dying WITH COVID and dying FROM COVID.

94% of people are dying with covid, per the CDC, not because of it. In fact, not only are people dying with it, they are dying with covid and an average of 2.6 additional conditions or causes of death.

This would mean roughly 10,000 deaths are directly attributable to covid alone.

Because right now if you have terminal lung cancer, kidney and liver failure and covid, you are counted as a covid death.

Now, this doesn’t mean covid can’t be dangerous, it can. But it’s almost exclusively dangerous among those with extremely ill health, that is multiple serious co-morbidities, or extremely advanced age.

Now, to be fair, what we still don’t know is what percentage of people who have died with covid in 2020 would otherwise be alive if this virus had never existed. That is, it’s possible there are likely more than the roughly 10,000 people who are listed as dying from covid alone who have died with covid and another illness.

Maybe if covid never existed those people could have survived their co-morbidities and might still be alive today. (Although this raises an interesting question, if covid was the tipping point illness for many very sick people with multiple co-morbidities, wouldn’t the number of elderly people dying in later months this year and next year likely be lower than normal? Because those very ill people had their deaths accelerated by a few months due to covid? That seems likely to me.

We don’t know the answer to this question and we can’t just look at excess death data either because, and this is the really unfortunate part of our shutdown madness, there is now strong evidence that locking down our country cost us more years of life in this country than we gained.

This is according to the incredible work being done by the Ethical Skeptic Twitter account. (You should all go follow him for his charts and analysis of covid data).

Remember, the average age of death from covid in this country is older than the average age of death in this country overall. Meanwhile the people who are dying in excess numbers from something other than covid due to our lockdowns are much younger. These are much younger people dying of suicides, drug overdoses, from declining to seek medical care for fear of covid.

And this is a MONSTER story. A story which, not surprisingly, almost no one is telling.

We shut down our country to protect very old people from covid yet the deaths of much younger people from other causes are actually costing us more years of life, by far, than the years of life we are protecting. And this doesn’t even count, by the way, all the disastrous impacts from children being kept out of school for months at a time.

There’s been a tremendous rise, for instance, in domestic abuse and, likely, child abuse during the lockdown as well. And it also doesn’t count the very real economic costs of tens of millions of lost jobs, which will echo through poor families for years and years.

Let’s just be clear here: outside of nursing homes — which comprise nearly half of our deaths in this country despite only having .6% of our population — there is zero reason for any lockdowns to still exist in this country.

Zero.

It’s well past time for everyone to be back at work, school, and playing sports on all levels from little league to pro sports. And if you don’t want to do that because the media has terrified you, that’s your choice, you can stay in your house buried under the covers forever, but the rest of the us need to get on with our lives, you can’t hold us hostage any longer.

Unfortunately this isn’t happening because covid is now the entire basis for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. Meaning instead of these facts being debated and discussed in a rational manner, Biden has tied his entire campaign to stoking more fear based on the false idea that we’re all in tremendous danger from the coronavirus.

Even if it’s not true at all.

Worse than that, the media, which ostensibly exists to speak truth to power, has also completely embraced the fear porn narrative as well.

Which is why our national response to the coronavirus is the biggest failure of truth, logic, and honesty since the Vietnam War.

It’s time for you, me, and everyone else with a functional brain to get back to our normal lives.

Which is exactly what I’m doing.


And it’s exactly what I’m doing too.

That being said, I will still honor and follow the COVID-19 guidelines set by the various businesses and institutions I choose to frequent, hoping and praying they will also see the wisdom in getting back to “normal” very soon.

See you next week for more Wisdom Matters!

The America I Know And Love!

“Time Won’t Let Me” (one of my all-time favorite songs growing up in the 60’s by the Outsiders) Listen Here

Well, I thought I was going to take some time off from posting to recover from celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, but with 73 days left to arguably the most important Presidential election since the birth of the U.S.A., I just couldn’t do it! “Time Won’t Let Me”!

In my last post entitled “Houston, We Have A Problem”, I focused on COVID-19 and some of the issues and questions still facing us regarding drugs and vaccines and their pros and cons. If you missed it, please check it out.

However, when I read the articles below, I just had to share them with all who may have missed them.

It is SOOOO refreshing to know that there are still young adults here in the U.S.A. (I’m including high school students as well like the ones below) who are willing to stand up and be heard in the face of, sadly, too many misguided young adults who just want to riot, loot, burn, and try to destroy the greatest nation the world has ever known. These violent individuals (the peaceful protestors have all gone home) are falling for a great deal of misinformation and lies about white supremacy, racial, and social injustices.

I’m not saying these issues don’t exist, they do, but there is a right way (God-honoring) and a wrong way (hate-filled) to address them. And, if we are honest with each other, a lot of progress has been made here in the U.S.A. since the days of slavery and Jim Crow laws.


Below is an interesting point of view from a young millennial against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s views! It is a well written and thoughtful article by a 26-year old college student named Alyssa Ahlgren, who is in graduate school working on her MBA.
Ocasio-Cortez

My Generation Is Blind to the Prosperity Around Us!

I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis (Florida) trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my news feed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of presidential candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around.

I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook’s, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it.

Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose.These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought.

We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty One Times!!!

Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful.

Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.

Never saw American prosperity! Let that sink in.

When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided.

My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I digress.

Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country.

People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, we elect some politicians who are dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism.

Why? The answer is this, my generation has only seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, the Korean War, The Vietnam War or we didn’t see the rise and fall of socialism and communism.

We don’t know what it’s like to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.”

Photographer and Superintendent address controversial photo of Ohio football players

by TOM BOSCO | WSYX/WTTE Staff

The discussion over black lives and blue lives now involves high schoolers wearing blue and red in one central Ohio community. A promotional photo of the Marysville High School football team is leading to controversy after team members held the “thin blue line” flag representing law enforcement in the picture. (Courtesy: Robin’s View Studios)

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The discussion over black lives and blue lives now involves high schoolers wearing blue and red in one central Ohio community. A promotional photo of the Marysville High School football team is leading to controversy after team members held the “thin blue line” flag representing law enforcement in the picture.

Viewers of WSYX/WTTE and others on social media complained about the photo, concerned it was a political statement against the Black Lives Matter movement.

The photo is not the official team photo, but a promotional picture, paid for by a booster group, the Monarch Quarterback Club. Emails to the club were not returned today. In addition to the “thin blue line” flag, team members are holding flags representing other first responders, along with the American and Ohio flags.

The controversy got the attention of the school board at last night’s meeting.

“I think it’s easy to rush to judgement, especially with how polarizing some events are in our society,” said Diane Allen, superintendent of Marysville schools at last night’s meeting.

She called this a teachable moment and said it’s difficult to judge what the intent of the players is.

“Intent can’t always be measured or evaluated in a picture, it’s also important to recognize that a symbol or a flag can mean one thing to you and one thing to the person standing beside you,” she said.

The photographer who took the photo is upset as well. Robin Thompson posted on Facebook, asking, “When did we stop seeing things through a lens of love and just see things through a lens of hate and division?… When did we decide to accuse instead of embrace?”

Thompson said the photo is not meant to be a political statement and that some of the team members have loved ones who serve as first responders.

“It was never meant to promote one group over another. It was meant to say ‘Thank you,’ she wrote. “I am sorry if you could not see the intent. But I assure you, the intent is love.”


Since when has it become controversial or political to fly an American flag, or a flag supporting law enforcement? The answer: Since a group of intolerant malcontents who hate America decided they have all the answers and if we disagree with them, we must be the problem, our views must be silenced, and we must be punished and even eliminated.

Those high school football players make me a proud Ohioan, and more importantly, they as well as the graduate student working on her MBA make me a proud American!


I think the late Charlie Daniels said it best:

Charlie Daniels Quote (2)
 YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

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Houston, We Have A Problem!

This post is relatively brief again because the links highlighted below offer a great deal of relevant information for you to read and consider.

Most importantly, I will be taking some time away from my trusty computer as my wife and I celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary next week. It may take me a while to sober back up from all the festivities!!! Just kidding!

 

We thank God daily for His grace, mercy, and loving hand on our marriage and on our entire family these many years. Our journey has certainly had its ups and downs but through it all He was and still is faithful to sustain us.

And to my wife: If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t hesitate one bit with just a few changes and improvements on my part! I Love You Babe, Always Have, Always Will.

To God be the glory.


Per Wikipedia, “‘Houston, we have a problem’ is a popular but erroneous quotation from the radio communications between the Apollo 13 astronaut John (“Jack”) Swigert and the NASA Mission Control Center (“Houston”) during the Apollo 13 spaceflight, as the astronauts communicated their discovery of the explosion that crippled their spacecraft.

The words actually spoken, initially by Jack Swigert, were ‘Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here’. After being prompted to repeat the transmission by CAPCOM Jack R. Lousma, Jim Lovell responded, ‘Uh, Houston, we’ve had a problem.’

Since then, the erroneous phrase ‘Houston, we have a problem’ has become popular, being used to account, informally, the emergence of an unforeseen problem.”

So What’s The Problem?

Well, it goes without saying that COVID-19 has been “the emergence of an unforeseen problem” for the entire world that has unquestionably turned all of our individual worlds upside down in so many ways!

Unfortunately, there are some sub-problems that are emerging concerning options people diagnosed with COVID-19 may have available to mitigate the symptoms of the coronavirus.

First, the fight over Hyroxychloroquine. President Trump touted the drug at a press conference in early March. In late May, the atmosphere became more charged when the medical journal The Lancet published a study showing that patients taking Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 had a 34% increased risk of dying and a 137% increased risk of a heart arrhythmia. It was used by some to criticize Trump’s promotion of the drug. The study was later retracted when the data it used turned out to be fraudulent.

The debate was rekindled when America’s Frontline Doctors held a press conference saying they’d successfully treated COVID-19 patients with Hydroxychloroquine. The presser went viral after hundreds of thousands of people, including Trump, shared a video of it. Soon, the video was pulled by YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter on the grounds that it spread misinformation about the coronavirus. Twitter even suspended the account of Donald Trump Jr. after he shared it.

My question is, who made YouTube, FB, and Twitter the experts on what is medical “misinformation” and what isn’t? Something smells very fishy here!

It’s a very long and detailed read but you can view the entire Hydroxychloroquine White Paper HERE and decide for yourself.

Next, the debate over when a viable vaccine will be ready for the general population. The big question that has many people up in arms is, “Will the vaccine be mandatory?” You can view the entire 12-part series on Why So Many People Are Choosing Not To Vaccinate HERE and again, decide for yourself.


See you in a couple of weeks for more Wisdom Matters!

And The Next President Of The United States Is…?

A Tremendous Amount Of Serious Food For Thought!

There are many nonreligious people in the United States who either like or dislike President Trump or former VP Joe Biden just as there are many religious people who are on both ends of that spectrum as well.

Having said that, the link below highlights an email from one Christian friend to another Christian friend who obviously sees the current political landscape very differently than his friend. Citing undeniable facts and Scripture verses, the writer proceeds to layout a very detailed response to his friend defending and rebutting his friend’s accusations and insinuations about President Trump and anyone who publicly supports Trump, especially Christians.

Only after reading the attached letter below will you fully understand and appreciate the glaring differences between what President Trump and the Republican Party have done over the last three and a half years and want to do for the American people if reelected, versus what Biden and the Democratic Party stand for and want to do if Biden is elected as our next President.

However, whether you are a Christian or not and whether you are a Trump or Biden lover or not, I strongly recommend carving out about fifteen minutes to read the entire letter HERE.


I agree with the writer that evangelicals face an easy choice of which Party to support. The information in his letter may also help those still on the fence make up their minds which candidate and Party they will support on November 3rd.

See you next week for more Wisdom Matters!

Humor or Truth?

Just a short one this week. I couldn’t resist!

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, “I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.” The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop came in for a haircut, and when he tried to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.” The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen doughnuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a member of Congress came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.” The member of Congress was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen members of Congress lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and many of the politicians who run it!

Humor or truth? You decide.

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Just The Facts: Truth And Consequences?

With all the civil unrest going on in our nation today, it’s time to take a serious and factual look at what really is going on with movements like Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA, and others who are trying desperately to erase our history, eradicate our current way of life, and usher in a new socialist/communist form of government.

Below, I have included some documented information for you to consider. The future of America as we know and love it today, by no means perfect, is clearly under assault!

Choose wisely my friends.


Black Lives Matter Co-founders Describe Themselves As “Trained Marxists”

 

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said in a newly surfaced video from 2015 that she and her fellow organizers are “trained Marxists” – making clear their movement’s ideological foundation, according to a report.

Cullors, 36, was the protégé of Eric Mann, former agitator of the Weather Underground domestic terror organization, and spent years absorbing the Marxist-Leninist ideology that shaped her worldview, Breitbart News reported.

“The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers,” she said, referring to BLM co-founder Alicia Garza.

“We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk,” Cullors added in the interview with Jared Ball of The Real News Network.

While promoting her book “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir” in 2018, Cullors described her introduction to and support for Marxist ideology.

She described to Democracy Now! how she became a trained organizer with the Labor/Community Strategy Center, which she called her “first political home” under the mentorship of Mann, its director, Breitbart reported.

The center, which describes its philosophy as “an urban experiment,” uses grassroots organization to “focus on Black and Latino communities with deep historical ties to the long history of anti-colonial, anti-imperialist, pro-communist resistance to the US empire,” according to the outlet.

It also expresses its appreciation for the work of the US Communist Party, “especially Black communists,” as well as its support for “the great work of the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, Young Lords, Brown Berets, and the great revolutionary rainbow experiments of the 1970s,” Breitbart reported.

In 1968, Mann was a coordinator for Students for a Democratic Society, from which a more radical wing –- the Weather Underground — was splintered the following year.

It was led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, who called for “direct action” over civil disobedience, seeking the overthrow of the US government. In 1969, the FBI classified the group as a domestic terror organization.

Mann was eventually charged with assault and battery, disturbing the peace, damaging property, defacing a building and disturbing a public assembly, for which he spent 18 months behind bars.


What Is A Marxist?

In his book, The Naked Communist/Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom, W. Cleon Skousen writes, “Some people have mistaken the mission of Karl Marx and his followers as purely economic in nature, but like all other materialists, their mission was to gain power through ideological warfare. Note how they denounced any competitive ideology, even religion: ‘We must combat religion—this is the ABC of materialism, and consequently of Marxism.’ And another disciple declared that when they took over, ‘God will be banished from the laboratories as well as from the schools.’”

I’m guessing the “laboratories” are churches which continue to be burned and leveled worldwide, but they sure accomplished their mission of banishing God from our schools in America!

Skousen continues, “Now since we’re dealing with the field of ideological warfare, one might well ask, What is the objective of these militant atheists? What are they trying to set up as the new ideal for human relations? Listen to the words of Lenin:

‘We must hate-hatred is the basis of Communism. Children must be taught to hate their parents if they are not Communists.’ And listen to the amazing declaration of the former Russian Commissar of Education, Anatole Lunarcharsky: ‘We hate Christians and Christianity. Even the best of them must be considered our worst enemies. Christian love is an obstacle to the development of the revolution. Down with love of one’s neighbor! What we want is hate… Only then will we conquer the universe!’”

Skousen believes, “In a declared war against morals, ethics, and spiritual values among the people, Marx and his associates resolved to completely eliminate the worship of the Almighty among men. Heinrich Heine declared: ‘Our hearts are filled with compassion for it is… Jehovah Himself who is making ready to die,’ and Nietzsche, so successful in the atheistic campaign, said: ‘Let the death of God be boldly proclaimed.’ Ludwig Feuerbach announced that: ‘The turning point of history will be the moment man becomes aware that the only God of man is man himself.’”

Skousen continues, “As Marks and Engles boasted in their Manifesto: ‘Our program abolishes eternal truths; It abolishes all religion and all morality… it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.’

But if communist economics are primarily propaganda, what, then, does the communist believe?

The first major premise is this: ‘Everything in existence came about as a result of ceaseless motion among the forces of nature.’ Everything is a product of accumulated accident. There is no design. There is no law. There is no God. There is only force, the force of nature. Force is right, force is good, and force is natural.

Now there is a second major premise: ‘Human beings are only graduate beasts,’ and therefore human life is no more sacred than that of a centipede, a caterpillar, or a pig. The completely reckless disregard for human life is the most striking, single characteristic of ‘materialism in action.’

The third major premise of Communism is this: ‘There is no such thing as innate right or wrong.’ As one of their leaders pointedly declared, ‘To lie, is that wrong? Not for a good cause. To steal, is that wrong? Not for a good cause. To kill, is that wrong? Not for a good cause.’ V. I. Lenin declared: ‘The upbringing of Communist youth must not consist of all sorts of sentimental speeches and precepts.’ And in the same volume he states that ‘Morality is that which serves to destroy the old exploiting society… Communist morality is the morality which serves this struggle.’

It is highly important to Communist discipline to have every person obey blindly. To obey blindly is considered good and therefore morally right. But a system of morals which controls conduct in terms of right and wrong makes each individual a moral free agent. This, Communism cannot stand.

The fourth major premise of Communism is: ‘That all religion must be overthrown because it inhibits the spirit of world revolution.’

One of their writers declared: ‘Atheism is a natural an inseparable part of Marxism… consequently; A class conscious Marxist party must carry on propaganda in favor of atheism.’ In one of their youth magazines the following instruction appeared: ‘If a Communist youth believes in God and goes to church, he fails to fulfill his duties. This means that he has not yet rid himself of a religious superstition and has not yet become a fully conscious person.’”


Why Our System Of Government Still Works In The U.S.A.

In closing, please listen to the short explanation below (1 minute, 38 seconds) of why America’s system of government has stood the test of time when so many other governmental systems have failed its people time and time again.

Listen HERE


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Living Life In The “Fast Lane”?

A friend of mine sent me the story below. After reading it I knew I had to share this wisdom with you.


Whispers Or Bricks?

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar.

He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.

As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door. He slammed on the brakes and drove the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.

The angry driver jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, “What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That’s a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?”

The young boy was apologetic. “Please mister…please, I’m sorry…I didn’t know what else to do,” he said. “I threw the brick because no one else would stop.” With tears dripping down his face, the youth pointed to a spot around a parked car. “It’s my brother, he’s rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up.”

Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, “Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.”

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. “Thank you and may God bless you”, the grateful child told the stranger.

Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk. It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message;

Don’t go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!

God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don’t have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It’s our choice: Listen to the whisper… or… wait for the brick!


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