Portrait of a Leader: Governor Rick Perry

Rick Perry: Governor, USAF Veteran, Spiritual Leader at The Response, 2011
Rick Perry: Governor, USAF Veteran, Spiritual Leader at The Response, 2011

Recently, Gov. Perry said this about the threat posed by ISIS in the context of the hostage situation in Sydney, Australia.

“The people of Texas, and Americans around the world, are praying for the victims of the hostage crisis in Australia and their loved ones. Americans know the steady resolve of our friends in Australia because our armed forces have served side by side in conflicts against the world’s evils for nearly 100 years, and closely in the fight against terrorism. Today is a reminder of why evil must be confronted and why the U.S. and its allies must focus on how to destroy evil militarily, politically and ideologically around the world. As a nation, we must be prepared to terminate ISIS with superior military power. We must work with our allies to build a grand coalition of civilized nations who will stand united against this evil and care for refugees of the conflict. We must be committed to the principles of freedom against evil ideologies around the world. By focusing on those three components, ISIS will one day be left on ‘the ash heap of history.’” – Politico

Back in August of 2011, my wife and I joined tens of thousands of others at The Response rally in Houston for a full day of prayer and fasting. Before the program began, Kasie Hunt of Politico interviewed me. She asked what would be Governor Rick Perry’s prescription for the ails of our country. Would it be a Republican strategy. I knew in my heart what his “prescription” would be: Rick would not point to a political solution, but to Jesus Christ as our only hope. He did. Here is what he said then, as reported by Kasie Hunt, August 2011. Head bowed, Governor Perry offered this prayer.

“Lord, you are the source of every good thing. You are our only hope and we stand before you today in awe of your power and in gratitude for your blessings, and humility for our sins. Father, our heart breaks for America. We see discord at home. We see fear in the marketplace. We see anger in the halls of government, and as a nation we have forgotten who made us, who protects us, who blesses us and for that we cry out for your forgiveness.”

At the time of the below-right (see composite photo above) photograph of Reliant Stadium, approximately 30,000 were seated. Due to a traffic jam of historic proportions between Bush IAH and the south side of Houston, attendees who flew in from all across the nation slowly but surely filled the next two tiers of seats.

The New York Times reported the following: [Link http://ow.ly/G2pfp]

“Mr. Perry read several passages from the Bible, as thousands of people stood on their feet or knelt in the aisles or on the concrete floor in front of the stage, some wiping tears from their eyes and some shouting “Amen!”

A lifelong Methodist who regularly attends an evangelical megachurch near his home in West Austin, Mr. Perry has been speaking and preaching in the sanctuaries of churches throughout Texas since he was state agricultural commissioner in the 1990s. In his address at Reliant Stadium on Saturday, he appeared calm, confident and unapologetically Christian. “Like all of you, I love this country deeply,” he told the crowd. “Thank you all for being here. Indeed, the only thing that you love more is the living Christ.””

A true leader understands he must operate under Divine Authority, seeking the will and purpose of God to go before the people whom he leads.

We as a nation are headed into troubling times as a consequence of national sin and wicked leaders. What was recognized as evil for centuries is now declared “normal”, a process of reprobation.

I invite you to join me in prayer for revival in this nation, for peace in Jerusalem, for the eyes of all Americans to be opened and their hearts filled revelation of Jesus Christ.

God bless America.

John White

Economics 2014 – Which Way is UP?

Are we better off today than six years ago?

  1. 13,500,000 millennials live in poverty
  2. 46,000,000 Americans on food stamps
  3. 65% of all American children live in households subsisting on federal aid programs
  4. labor ‘participation’ is presently at 62.8% which translates to a factual unemployment of 37.2% – this compares to 24.75% unemployment in 1933 at the peak of the Great Depression
  5. national debt has DOUBLED under the Obama administration from $9 trillion to over $18 trillion – the man living in the White House didn’t ‘inherit’ this economy, he CREATED it.

Liberal apologist go after our guns, pile on more bureaucratic regulations by the hour, socialize medical care, stir up racial strife to divide us and wholly ignore our Constitution.

My friends, we are in a situation from which only God can extract us.

John White

This the Left: Open Calls for the deaths of Law Enforcement Officers

“What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” Stay classy. #TrickleDownLawlessness

Witness video titled “NYC protesters chant for dead cops” [12-13-2014]

click on image above to view and hear protesters call for death of cops
click on image above to view and hear protesters call for death of cops

A radical communist group of protesters move from town to town to hold protests, most recently calling for the death of law enforcement officers. Perhaps use of the words ‘radical’ and ‘communist’ in the same sentence seems redundant.

Well, to be sure, battle lines are becoming ever more clear between the left and the right. At this point, as you can see from the front page of the Communist Party USA, the people on the left publicly – PUBLICLY – call for the murder of police officers.

Where is the boundary? What ‘line in the sand’ lies between those on the left and those on the right? It’s not a ‘line in the sand’, but a clear cut ideology. You don’t have to look far. Those to the left are #ProAbortion, while we on the right are #ProLife. Yes, it’s just that easy to recognize the big divide in America today.

Leading Democrats shy away from the labels they have earned: socialists, fascists & communists. Democrats advocate for a government by decree, as in ‘executive orders’. While we on the right call for thoughtful, deliberate law making that has served us well longer than any other constitutional republic. Democrats want a #dictator to rule. Republicans want the Rule of Law to prevail.

Democrats and Communists align themselves in many ways. Bob King, president of the UAW is a radicalized leftist with a law degree.

In the winter of 2001, King and six fellow UAW leaders hailed ‘Democratic Left’, a publication of the Democratic Socialists of America, as “a strong voice for social and economic justice.”

In summary, the Democrat Party has become a haven for anti-American radicals that espouse destruction of our Constitutional Republic.

Just in case it has escaped your notice, your president embraces all the ideals of the Communist Party USA while using socialists who blindly follow him.

We are at a point only the Creator of the universe, Almighty God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the King of Kings – Jesus Christ himself – can save us.

No argument will change the mind of our opponents. Only divine revelation from God will change their minds. Therefore, we are in a spiritual war for the soul of our beloved nation.

Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

John White

Senator John Cornyn Honors Ralph Hall

10 December 2014

Senator John Cornyn honors Cong. Ralph Hall on the Senate floor
Senator John Cornyn honors Cong. Ralph Hall on the Senate floor

Transcript of Video follows

“Mr. President, I came to the floor to talk about another topic, and that is about my friend and fellow Texan, Congressman Ralph Hall, who at the end of this year will be retiring from representing Texas’ 4th district in the House of Representatives for more than three decades.

“It’s hard to speak to the entirety of Ralph’s 34 years in Congress in just a few minutes, and I’ll try, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention some of his greatest hits, so to speak. So let me begin with what I admire most about Ralph Hall and share some of the thoughts on why he’s so beloved back home in Texas—why they would return him election after election after election over these many years.

“First, Ralph is someone who a lot of Texans look up to as a role model. He’s a happy warrior. Having proudly served his country and Texas for over 50 years, he’s a man of extraordinary character and remarkable integrity. When thinking about Ralph, the first thing that comes to mind is his service to others—from his military service to being the oldest and among the longest-serving members of Congress. Ralph has lived a life of service to others and he leaves behind a considerable legacy, one that will be long remembered and celebrated by people in my state, but I believe the people of the United States, too.

“For those who know Ralph know that he’s a man that wherever he goes, whether it’s back home or here in Washington, before leaving a room, he will have hugged or shaken the hand of every person in the room—not to mention telling a few bad jokes and leaving everybody laughing in the process.

“He’s a man who truly cares about others, and that’s evident by the way he arranged his desk in his Washington office. He said that one of the favorite things about his office is the view. Even so, he arranged his desk with his back to the window, so that others could sit and enjoy the view. This speaks to the kind of man he is, always putting other people first. As I said, he’s also well-known for his excellent sense of humor and an occasional bad joke. And he’s a great story teller, a raconteur.

“He does have some pretty good stories to tell though from selling cigarettes to the famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde—to putting President Reagan on hold—to his interesting encounters and friendships with Mickey Mantle, Mohammed Ali, Ted Williams, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, among others. Then there are his many stories about flying hellcat fire aircraft in the United States Navy during World War II. Ralph has led a full and exciting life.

“During his time in Congress, he’s not just been the hometown Congressman from Rockwall, Texas. He’s been the hometown Congressman to everyone he’s encountered. It doesn’t matter who you are, Ralph just naturally wants to find out how he can be helpful to you—from the person he met on the street, to the colleagues in the Texas delegation, to the President of the United States. That’s just the way he is.

“Knowing Ralph he’s probably got something up his sleeve that he’s not telling us about what he’s going to do after he leaves Congress next month. In fact, when asked about his plans after leaving Congress, Ralph mentioned he would probably go to work at Wal-Mart, because he has to have a job. Ralph’s always got to have something to do, but it goes to show that no matter what he does next, he won’t be slowing down any time soon.

“Ralph Hall will be greatly missed in this Congress, and I’m privileged to call him a colleague and a friend. I’d like to wish him Godspeed and all the best as he continues to recover from a recent car accident at his home in Rockwall, and I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes in the next chapter of his long and storied life.

“Mr. President, I yield the floor.”

John White

Personal Appeal to Ralph Hall – Say NO to Omnibus Spending Bill

10 December 2014

Honorable Ralph M. Hall
104 N. San Jacinto St.
Rockwall, TX 75087-2508

Subject: Funding President Obama’s radical agenda

Dear friend,

First of all, Ralph Hall, I commend your courage, your tireless representation of the people of our district. Since moving here in 1987, I and my wife have voted for you every election, even before you crossed the aisle to become a Republican.

That terrible auto accident out of which you, once again, showed yourself an overcomer, grieved me and all I know, because, as you well know, you have been more than my Congressman, you became my friend.

Successive landslide wins by Republican candidates for the House and Senate should be proof enough to all members of Congress that We the People are not the least intimidated by this sitting president’s threat to withhold social security payments and to shutter vital government agencies, if denied funding to do as he pleases.

As recent as this morning from the Washington Post I read how a Republican House will fund everything the man wants through September 2015 with a $1.01 trillion spending bill. That same news report reveals how the omnibus spending bill will cut retirees’ pensions.

WAPO journalist Ed O’Keefe sums up our collective public opinion.

Extending current funding for a short period has happened before, but doing so this year will provide an embarrassing climax to one of the most fruitless congressional sessions in history.

‘Embarrassing climax’ pretty well sums it up for us.

Speaker Boehner is actively breaking every campaign promise he made. We see it. We understand it. We don’t approve of it. I have it on good authority Republican House members will re-elect him Speaker.

I ask you to make the people of the Fourth Congressional District of Texas proud by OPPOSING the omnibus bill. You may find yourself in the majority of your Foggy Bottom colleagues, but you last vote of your career will find you in the majority of the people of your district.

God bless you and strengthen you.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

 

Under God Under Fire – What’s the Back Story?

Should "under God" remain in the Pledge of Allegiance? My two cents worth.
Should “under God” remain in the Pledge of Allegiance? My two cents worth.

Well, I’m not a high falootin lawyer or historian, but I play these roles on Facebook. In my tiny brain world, I look back to the first paragraph of the Declaration of independence, which says,

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

Next, I look to the opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court in Cotting v. Godard, 183 U.S. 79 (1901) from which I quote,

“The first official action of this nation declared the foundation of government in these words: “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. “While such declaration of principles may not have the force of organic law, or be made the basis of judicial decision as to the limits of right and duty, and while in all cases reference must be had to the organic law of the nation for such limits, yet the latter is but the body and the letter of which the former is the thought and the spirit, and it is always safe to read the letter of the Constitution in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence. No duty rests more imperatively upon the courts than the enforcement of those constitutional provisions intended to secure that equality of rights which is the foundation of free government.””

The first official action of this nation was to recognize our foundation on unalienable rights granted us by our Creator, God, El Shaddai, El Omnipotente – some of the names by which the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is known.

From the beginning there have been partisan factions (Federalists v. Anti-federalists, Democrats v. Republicans, etc.), one winning the arguments through elections, then the other taking the helm of the ship of state. Should we pledge our allegiance to the ebb and flow of man made policy or to the Eternal Rock upon which we “hold these truths to be self-evident”?

I say removal of the phrase “under God” from the pledge is tantamount to abandonment of our historical foundation whose builder and maker is God. Or, as Benjamin Franklin so famously stated at the Constitutional Convention that produce our Constitution,

“In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the Contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection. ”Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.”

John White

Conozco a Reagan y sé que Obama no es Reagan – Descubrir la verdad cerca esta ‘amnistía’

Sábado, 22 de noviembre 2014 AD

Ignorantes liberales y cómplice de Medios equivalen a Obama con Reagan

Los demócratas y sus voceros de los medios afirman semejanza entre la acción inconstitucional por este presidente en ejercicio quién, en contra de la ley, en contra de la opinión pública, concede “amnistía” para millones de inmigrantes ilegales.

En primer lugar, vamos a ser muy claro en la historia. Lo que ocurrió en 1986 no fue un decreto inconstitucional, pero una ley aprobada por el Congreso, firmada por el presidente Reagan.

Ronald Reagan reconoció el limbo jurídico en el que millones de inmigrantes latinos vivían. El presidente hizo un caso al Congreso a la ley de artesanía que aliviaría el sufrimiento de millones de personas que viven entre nosotros a la vez que la creación de barreras para futuros cruces fronterizos ilegales.

¿Fue la ley en realidad la amnistía? De hecho lo fue, pero el lenguaje del proyecto de ley era ‘legalización’, no ‘amnistía’.

President Ronald Reagan
“Yo creo en la idea de una amnistía para los que han echado raíces y ha vivido aquí, a pesar de que un tiempo atrás que pueden haber entrado ilegalmente.” – Ronald Reagan, 1984

La Ley del 1986 Reforma de la Inmigración y del Control

“Se aprobó la Reforma de la Inmigración y la Ley de Control y promulgada el 6 de noviembre de 1986. El propósito de esta legislación era modificar, revisar, y la reforma / re-evaluar la situación de los inmigrantes no autorizados establecidos en la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad. El contenido de este proyecto de ley es abrumadora y se divide en varias secciones, como el control de la inmigración no autorizada, la legalización y la reforma de la inmigración legal. El enfoque de este précis será en el aspecto legalización del proyecto de ley.

“Este proyecto de ley dio a extranjeros no autorizados la oportunidad de solicitar y obtener un estatus legal si se cumplen los requisitos estipulados. El destino o el estado de todos los que aplica cayeron en manos de “entidades designadas” y, finalmente, el Fiscal General de los Estados Unidos. Los solicitantes tenían que demostrar que vivían y mantenían una presencia física continua en los EE.UU. desde el 1 de enero de 1982 no poseen antecedentes penales, y proporcionar la prueba de la inscripción en el Servicio Selectivo. Por otra parte, los solicitantes tenían que cumplir con los requisitos mínimos de conocimiento de la historia de Estados Unidos, el gobierno y el idioma Inglés o estar siguiendo un curso de estudios aprobado por el Fiscal General.

“Este proyecto de ley también esbozó las previsiones para los viajes, el empleo temporal “, declaraciones falsas, limitaciones numéricas, los ajustes para el estado y el tratamiento de las solicitudes por “entidades designadas “. Por otra parte, después de un solicitante se le asignó un estatus legal o considerará residente legal temporal, fueron descalificados de la recepción de todas las formas de asistencia social pública por cinco años. Las reglas para las aplicaciones y la asistencia social no se aplicaban a los inmigrantes cubanos o haitianos.” – Resumen por Kurtis Meese

Así que, ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre Obama 2014 y Reagan 1986?

Muy simplemente estos dos puntos:

  • Ronald Reagan no hizo DECRETO de amnistía. El presidente Ronald Reagan firmó la ley un proyecto de ley elaborado por el Congreso. Presidente Reagan siguió precisamente la Constitución.
  • Barack Obama hizo un decreto dictatorial de amnistía general. Como presidente, el presidente Obama ha violado la Constitución.

Resumen

Presidente Reagan y yo compartimos algunas cosas en común.

  • Nosotros dos vivieron y trabajaron entre los inmigrantes latinos, él en California, yo en el sur de Texas. Así fue, llegamos a amar y apreciar a los latinos.
  • Nosotros dos somos ex demócrata que se convirtieron en republicanos, debido a la dirección hacia abajo el partido demócrata estaba llevando la nación.Él se convirtió en un republicano en 1962, yo en 1980.
  • Nosotros dos entendimos que los inmigrantes que “han echado raíces” en este país y con éxito criado familias y trabajado entre nosotros deben establecerse en un camino hacia la ciudadanía.

El presidente Ronald Reagan, a diferencia de este presidente en ejercicio, entendió la sabiduría de nuestra Constitución y el proceso prescrito de legislar. En 1986 el Congreso 99a consistió en 100 senadores (47 D’s, 53 Rś) y de 435 representantes en la Cámara (253 D’s, 182 R´s).

La Ley de Reforma y Control de Inmigración de 1986 fue aprobada por un Congreso BIPARTIDISTA y firmada como ley por un presidente republicano.

La hipocresía del momento (y la hipocresía de la izquierda)

En mayo de 2008, Jorge Ramos, de Univisión entrevistó candidato Barack Obama. La promesa de Obama:

“No puedo garantizar que va a realizarse en los primeros 100 días. Pero, lo que puedo garantizar es que vamos a tener en el primer año una ley de inmigración que apoyo firmemente y que yo estoy promoviendo. Y quiero que mover hacia adelante lo más rápido posible.”

Si usted no puede creer lo que escribo, ¿puedes creer lo que dice que Barack Obama? (video en inglés)

Supongo que ahora lees lo que dijo y que escuchaste con tus propios oídos su promesa. Así es, mis amigos demócratas izquierdistas, ¿por qué no hace lo que prometió?

El Congreso número 111 fue totalmente controlado por su partido. En el Senado, había 57 D’s, 2 independientes que votaron con el D’s y sólo 41 Rś. Demócratas controlaban el Senado. A lo largo de la Cámara, había 255 D’s y sólo 179 R´s.

El candidato Barack Obama hizo dos grandes promesas: ObamaCare y Socorro para los residentes inmigrantes latinos. Era el jefe de su partido. Él tenía el control total del Congreso. Se abrió paso entre la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (aka ObamaCare), pero no cumplió su promesa a los extranjeros indocumentados latinos que viven entre nosotros.

¿Por qué?

Mi opinión: No le importaba un pizca por los extranjeros ilegales que viven en ‘limbo legal’. Este presidente tiene un solo objetivo y que es la destrucción total de esta república que él ve como una potencia colonial (no somos). Él odia todas las cosas ‘colonial’, a pesar de que él nunca vivió bajo el colonialismo.

Él nos ha desarmado por la destrucción de nuestro arsenal nuclear estratégico hasta el punto de que estamos a la par con Rusia. Él hace tratos secretos con los musulmanes, más recientemente con el ayatolá de Irán.

Oro que Dios abrirá los ojos de nuestro entendimiento colectivo que este asunto de la inmigración actual no es más que una estratagema política para dividir aún más a nuestra gente. Pocos legisladores demócratas se han despertado, pero es probable que sea demasiado tarde.

La auto-nombró tirano en jefe se ha ido debilitando nuestras fuerzas armadas, cuadruplicado nuestra deuda nacional, desarmados nosotros en la faz de la inminente guerra mundial y borró efectivamente nuestras fronteras.

¿Qué es una nación?

Un diccionario dice que una nación es “una comunidad de personas constituidos por una o más nacionalidades y que posee un territorio y un gobierno más o menos definida”. Fronteras controladas definen el territorio.

Un diccionario de negocios dice que “el término ‘nación’ hace hincapié en un grupo particular de personas,” país “hace hincapié en las dimensiones físicas y límites de un área geográfica, y” Estado “una entidad jurídica y política de autogobierno”.

¿Somos una nación en riesgo de ser disuelto? No lo sé. ¿Serán los Estados Unidos de América en humo? No puedo predecir eso, tampoco. Pero, esto sí sé: nuestra nación, nuestro país no es mencionado en la Biblia tiempos finales profecias.

Para terminar, yo despido los medios de comunicación liberales sin sentido que comparan ésta inconstitucional “amnistía” ilegal decreto de Obama con la ley de 1986 firmado por un presidente real.

Conozco al Presidente Ronald Reagan: Barack Obama is no Reagan.

John White