A Strong America Is a Natural Ally for Israel

I write this morning to respond to untrue claims by certain Christian leaders that Dr. Ron Paul is “anti-Israel“. For the record, I am a blood-washed, born-again, church-going Christian and no one is more pro-Israel than I am.

Our Foreign & Monetary Policies Imperil Israel

Perhaps you don’t keep up with current events. Recently, our national debt exceeded our gross domestic product. Current stock markets give the appearance of a robust economy, but such is not the case: the stock market rally is the product of “quantitative easing”, a fancy term for “printing fiat currency”.

Dr. Ron Paul has been warning Americans for years that fiat currency will be our undoing. Early this week, Ben Bernanke sat before Paul’s House committee where Ron Paul spoke about this issue directly with Bernanke. Later, Ben Bernanke admitted to Congress and the national media that “there’s going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases”.

While America continues to stay in business, Israel is relatively safe. If, or when, we go over that “massive fiscal cliff“, Israel’s enemies will know they can attack her without our intervention.

The Great Depression of the thirties was a horrific experience for our people. Over 7,000,000 Americans died of starvation and malnutrition.

U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 10 states “make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts”

1905 U.S. $20 Gold Certificate - Pre-Fed Hard Money

Preceding the Great Depression, Congress created the Federal Reserve System, a “private” bank of the bankers, by the bankers and for the bankers – member banks own it, not the people. Ben Bernanke has stated, as a matter of fact, that the stock market crash and subsequent Great Depression were caused by “tight money” policies instituted by the Federal Reserve Bank. Preceding the Depression, interest rates were low. Paper money and coins were redeemable in gold or silver. Low interest rates means the value of a currency cannot increase, can’t hold its value – what is the current Fed policy?

In order to uphold, preserve the value of currency, the Fed started raising interest rates. As rates rose, businesses could not afford to borrow, leading to growing unemployment. Less spending money meant people bought less and almost no one was saving, because of low interest rates. People, those who could afford to do so, purchased gold to hedge against inflation, but in 1933 FDR stopped minting gold coins and paper money could no longer be redeemed in gold or silver. In fact, citizens could no longer own gold – gold ownership became unlawful. The Founding Fathers knew why sound money was important, hence Article I, Section 10.

Our situation today mirrors the situation of 1929. And, there is this other vulnerability: foreign oil.

In October 1973, while I was working in the aerospace industry, supporting the C-5 Galaxy program, OPEC declared an oil embargo against the U.S. Our so-called friends – Japan and European nations – turned their backs on us. My small role contributed to “Operation Nickel Grass”, the airlift that saved Israel. OPEC used the power of the embargo to punish us for our support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

I remember long lines at gas stations - Life changed almost overnight

At the time of the embargo, we imported about 25% of our oil from OPEC nations. Today we import about 50%.

Ron Paul opposes ethanol subsidies, supports use of native coal supplies and he strongly supports domestic oil drilling. In summary, Ron Paul is for a sound currency and energy independence.

A strong America is a natural ally for Israel. An America in financial collapse is a liability to Israel.

"...the Lord will be a refuge for His people and a stronghold to the children of Israel"-Joel 3:14-16

The world knows America will always be an ally of Israel – if we don’t turn out the lights and close up shop. Financial collapse in this country will embolden Israel’s enemies to fulfill the jihadists’ dream of wiping Israel off the world map.

Forgive Me Father for I Have Sinned

I must confess. I played a little trick on my Facebook “friends” who line up in support of either Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney. This is what I did. I posted on Facebook photos of the two presumed Republican “front runners” with Ron Paul quotes below the pictures and attributed Dr. Paul’s statements to Santorum and Romney. Can you guess how the Santorum supporters reacted? They enthusiastically “liked” it.

Ron Paul: Restore the American Republic to the American People

Fundamental Change: Liberty Forever Lost

“The government we have is not the government that we need,” Obama said yesterday at the White House. “Our economy has fundamentally changed — as has the world — but our government, our agencies, have not.”

Bloomberg reported yesterday Obama’s chilling remarks. A previous statement of the president of dubious citizenship also comes to mind:

“It’s time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent.”

Perhaps it’s time to pull out the old dictionary so there be no misunderstanding.

Fundamental – “of or serving as a foundation or core; of central importance”

Foundation, central importance – isn’t he targeting our Constitution? Yes, indeed he is. So far, in part thanks to George Bush, he has successfully dismantled two of our first Ten Amendments: One and Four.

Whatever your traditional voting history or that of your family, it’s time for Americans to stand against fascism. Okay, okay, okay – I know, it’s politically incorrect to use words like “fascism”, “socialism”, “communism” and “tyranny” when speaking about you-know-who.

(Shhh! We must take great care when speaking ‘the name’ because, according to his own press briefings, he is monitoring our tweets and Facebook postings.)

Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. – John Adams, 1775

Is there hope? Yes, IF. If, what? If you choose to vote him and his co-conspirators out of office this year. Are you registered to vote? Can’t vote if you’re not registered. Do you understand the peril enough to motivate yourself to get your neighbors to the polls? If you answer ‘yes’ to these few questions and you know how to pray, then, yes, there is hope.

On your way to the place of prayer, read 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Barack Obama’s End Game – Ours to Win or Lose

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we have set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.” – Barack Hussein Obama – Speech in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2 July 2008

Colorado Springs, CO - July 2, 2008

Congress approved NDAA; it approved an increase of $7.85 to fund expansion of TSA whose tentacles now slither from the airports onto our highways, bus stations, and train depots and even into sports stadiums. NDAA adds twelve (12) new VIPR teams, 140 new ‘behavior detection officers’ and 250 brand-spanking-new body scanners.

Because we are spread across these 50 states (or 57 by the president’s count) you haven’t encountered a VIPR team unless you live in Janet Napolitano’s Homeland Security public tolerance laboratory – Tennessee. The Volunteer State was first to welcome the Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) anti-terrorist program.

  The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment IV to U.S. Constitution

 

 

President-for-Life, Magnificent Leader Obama is well on his way to achieving his goal of having a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the military.

“President-for-Life? Magnificent Leader? Wait a minute. Now you’re going overboard. You’re talking like one of those right-wing nuts. We elected him and we can replace him” you say.

How are you going to replace him? Do you even understand how he came to be elected? Setting aside his Muslim background, his work as a community organizer and his communist parents and communist mentors, let’s take a look at the secret of his success. Are you ready for this?

Okay, now listen carefully: He got out the vote. He got his people to register to vote and he got them to the polls. Have I left you behind here?

Okay, I’ll say it another way: The 2008 election was ours to lose, because we did not get our people registered and we didn’t get them to the polls. In fact, nationwide, only 61.2% of all eligible voters cast ballots. By ‘we’ I mean those of us who understand our God-given natural rights and the supernatural intervention that brought forth this nation; ‘we’ who believe the U.S. Constitution is inviolate.

How many of us depend on federal assistance for healthcare, extended unemployment compensation and Social Security benefits? Of that number, how many will agree to forego those benefits in order to restore precious liberty? A rhetorical question, of course, but you get the idea: Obama has created a huge underclass dependent on his social spending.

What’s the cure? GET OUT THE VOTE! Pick up a handful of voter registration cards from your elections office. Keep them nearby, in your car and/or in your purse (ladies, I presume). We meet people every day at supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants, workplaces – you name it. It’s as simple as engaging them in a brief conversation. “By the way, have you registered to vote? No? Take this simple voter registration card, fill it out and drop it in the mail. It cost nothing to register, but the cost of not voting threatens you, your children and your grandchildren yet unborn. If you are unfamiliar with all the candidates, you can simply make one mark to vote straight Republican.” If they accept the card, thank them for standing up for America.

We conservatives, according to a 2010 George Gallup poll, constitute well over 42% of the U.S. population while 36% consider themselves ‘moderate’ (undecided voters) and merely 20% confess to being liberals. It doesn’t take a genius to see that all we have to do is GET OUT THE VOTE.

We can’t leave this task to our local Republican parties. If they either had the will or the desire to register voters, Obama would never have taken over our country. It’s up to you, Mr. and Mrs. America.

  He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself. 

Thomas Paine

 

 

Silent Night 7 O’Clock Déjà vu

A few months following high school graduation, Simon and Garfunkel released “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme”. 1966 was on the upward side of the bell curve of civil unrest and active protest. From that time to now, it seems mainstream media took on the goal of discrediting practically everything our founding fathers thought virtuous.

Less than a year following high school graduation I was in Memphis TN when Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered. His death greatly compounded public anxiety fueled by civil rights and anti-war protests. We seemed on the edge of civil war.

While I secretly held misgivings about the war in Vietnam, I never had misgivings about loyalty to my country, to my fellow citizens. My “shipmates” were, generally speaking, very discouraged by anti-war news media. “Short-timer” attitudes and drug use were the rule, not the exception. It was a time when publicly being a loyal American was a challenge; being a “peace-nik” was easy.

Immediately upon my release from active duty in 1971, an aerospace company recruited me and in short time I became a member of the “Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club” aboard CVA-64, the USS Constellation. For what it’s worth, I was in the Vietnam Theater longer than John F. Kerry who became an active member of “Vietnam Veterans Against the War” upon his return to the states.

The last song on Simon & Garfunkel’s album mentioned above, “7 O’clock News/Silent Night”, haunted me then and continues to be the song I remember best from any of their albums.

Why re-introduce this song at this time? You need to understand this time of unrest is not the first for us. In fact, we have had many terrible times since the foundation of this country.

I expect greater civil disobedience, greater civil unrest, greater loss of freedom than we as a society have ever experienced. Already we see new laws like the recent National Defense Authorization Act and various oppressive executive orders that diminish civil liberties. In fact, unless my fellow Americans educate themselves to know our history, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the Bill of Rights will slowly become a relic of history.

Over half of all Americans receive monetary and medical benefits from the ever growing federal government. As many as 10,000,000 jobs have been permanently lost. Official unemployment runs around 8%, actual around 16%. One estimate places unemployment among African-Americans at 40%. Our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and our national debt run along like to mules pulling us in opposite directions. We are in a crisis of “Biblical” proportion as the entire world anticipates global economic collapse. Our situation: we are sitting somewhere on the crown of the bell curve of crisis and the ride down the curve will be no fun whatsoever.

What about all this talk about another “Great Depression”? Some estimates number over 7,000,000 deaths from starvation and malnutrition during the last Great Depression. Are you prepared?

What to do? I think I’ll stand just where I was way back there in the 60’s. Only today, I put my faith in the Living God as my number one priority, adding to my faith, love of my country, reverence for our foundations and an expectation of good things.

Let’s be realistic about present circumstances, but let’s not surrender. The lives of our children, grandchildren and generations yet unborn depend on what we do in the next year. Run the race as though there be only one prize. Have faith in God. Educate yourself on history and current events. If you don’t know where you came from, you’ll have a difficult time discerning where you’re going.

What will you do? Will you choose to be a loyal American or will you join the growing population crying out for “hope and change”? What will be your posture? Will you be looking for a hand-out or will you be standing with your hand out to others?

When a Constitutional Convention met in 1787 to “fix” the confederacy, delegates made no progress due to wrangling and disputes. Several unproductive weeks into the process, aged Benjamin Franklin addressed the delegates, reminding them of their history and divine intervention from the Living God without whose aid our revolution would have failed. He, Franklin, pointed the way to resolution: put God first. Here is an excerpt of Ben’s exhortation to the Convention.

  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.”  

 

Read the full account of Franklin’s speech, as James Madison recorded it, on Wall Builders website: Franklin’s Appeal for Prayer at the Constitutional Convention.

Rockwall County TEA Party – The Proper Role of Gov’t.

17 December 2011
The Well Coffee Lounge
103 E. Main Street
Royse City, Texas

Line of Authority – top to bottom

  • God – created man
    • Declaration of Independence (“…Nature’s God entitle them…”)
    • Texas Constitution Preamble (“Humbly invoking the blessing of Almighty God, the people of the State of Texas do ordain and establish this Constitution.”)
  • We the People – created the states
    • US Declaration of Independence: “We the People in order to form a more perfect union…”
    • Texas 1876 Constitution, Article I: “SEC. 2. All political power is inherent in the people and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit.”
  • States – man created the states (“…deriving just powers from the consent of the governed…”)
  • Federal Government – states created federal government (see definition of republican form of government elsewhere in this document)

Underlying principles supporting the first three are found in the Declaration of Independence

Duty of Government

Declaration of Independence http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html

“…That to secure these [unalienable] rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

Constitution of the State of Texas (1876) http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/constitutions/text/IART01.html

ARTICLE I, SEC. 2

“All political power is inherent in the people and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.”

Form of Government

U.S. Constitution – Article IV, Section 4 http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html#A4Sec4

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

Texas Constitution – ARTICLE I, SEC. 2 http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/constitutions/text/IART01.html

All political power is inherent in the people and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.

Do you know? Democracy or democrat appear NO WHERE in either the US or Texas Constitutions.

What is a republican form of government?

republic n 1 : a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and is usually a president; also : a nation or other political unit having such a government 2 : a government in which supreme power is held by the citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives governing according to law; also : a nation or other political unit having such a form of government Source: NMW

Agencies of Government

What is an agent or agency?

WordReference.com: an agent is “person that provides a particular service, typically one organizing transactions between two other parties.” An attorney, someone with power of attorney, an ambassador, theatrical agent – someone with authority from you to act on your behalf

FBI Agents are not agents they are SPECIAL agents – special meaning, specific assignment, specific and limited authority.

TSA Agents are neither agents of the federal government nor are they sworn law enforcement officers. They have no power to arrest anyone.

A general agent of the federal government would have all the authority of all three branches of government.

At the conclusion of WW2 in the Pacific Theater, General Douglas MacArthur was authorized as an agent, a special agent, of the US Government to negotiate the surrender of Japan aboard the battleship Missouri. Later, assuming he was an agent, an unlimited agent, of the U.S. government, he attempted to declare war on North Korea, by extension on Russia, North Korea’s ally. At this point, Truman yanked him from command and fired him.

Influence on Government

http://www.opensecrets.org/ Research political donations in a number of ways. Learn which PAC’s and industries give to Democrat vs. Republican candidates.

For example: unions give over 80% to Democrats, businesses give mostly to Republicans, banks and real estate give pretty much equally to both.

Texas Ethics Commission http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/main/search.htm Search monthly throughout political season to learn who the big donors are, to whom they give money, etc.

Be particularly sensitive to donations under the names “Joe Straus”, “Retama Entertainment Group”, “Mostyn”, “democrat”, “democratic”. Take time with this site to learn all the ways you can look up information.

ANY candidate accepting money from gambling interests (Mostyn, Retama, Straus) should be considered suspect RINO. This is not always the case, but most often is. RINO’s get the larger contributions.

For example: Jodie Laubenberg received modest sum from Joe Straus ($2,500), but voted conservative. Linda Harper Brown received a large sum ($15,000) and voted with the Democrats.

Action You Can Take

  • Read founding documents – frequently
  • Research candidates
  • Register voters or help them get registered
  • Share what you learn with others via Twitter, Facebook, email, telephone conversations

Be factual. Don’t take email rumors at face value. You only have to pass on a rumor ONCE to invalidate your influence.

What people constitute the TEA Party? – Open Rebuke of Colin Powell

Here in Rockwall County, TEA Party participants are moms, dads, grandparents, young single adults, business owners, lawyers, doctors, nurses, oil men – patriots all. And they always VOTE.

Collectively and singularly, we are a people who know the Declaration of Independence, love and revere the U.S. Constitution, can quote the Bill of Rights and we read the Federalist Papers.

We know that our federal government was founded by wise men who called on the Living God, the Creator of the Universe for guidance. In other words, we know our Judeo-Christian heritage and the role of faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the establishment and preservation of this, the greatest nation in the history of the world. We know also that sin is a reproach to any people and unless we repent of our sins, singularly and collectively, the wrath of God falls on us.

Last week, Colin Powell (remember him?) attributed partisan division in Washington on us. Specifically, in an interview with Christiane Amanpour on CNN, he said this:

Colin Powell Endorsed Barack Hussein Obama in 2008

Compromise is how this country was founded, and unless two people in disagreement with each other don’t find a way to reach out to one another and make compromises, you don’t get a consensus that allows you to move forward.

But the Tea Party point of view of no compromise whatsoever is not a point of view that will eventually produce a presidential candidate who will win.”

True, our history is rife with compromise – compromise of principles. For example, the Great Compromiser Henry Clay successfully delayed start of the Civil War at least ten years. And what was the fruit of that compromise? More of our people died in that dreadful war than the sum total of our war dead from all other wars fought under our flag from the Revolution to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Today, the compromise Mr. Powell promotes is a budget compromise. It’s helpful to understand what compromise means in this context. It means conservative Republicans should roll over and play dead so the far-left Democrats and a president of questionable citizenship accumulate more debt.

At this point in time, our national debt approaches total gross domestic product (GPD). When and where should we compromise, Mr. Powell? Obviously, Mr. Powell, who endorsed Barack Obama in 2008, is “color blind”.

Now is the time to stop accumulating debt that our children and grandchildren will never, ever pay off. Crippling debt will enslave our people forever.

I ask you to contact your Congressional delegation and encourage them to demand NO NEW TAXES, REDUCED SPENDING and LESS GOVERNMENT REGULATION.

Below link takes you to the interview with Colin Powell by Christiane Amanpour.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/11/27/colin-powell-blames-media-and-tea-party-divisive-tone-washington

Meet the Teacher – Mentor and Confidant to Pres. Obama

For those too young to remember, back in the 60’s, there arose a subversive and violent group called the Weather Underground. Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn appeared on the scene as part of the anti-war movment, a movement that demanded immediate withdrawal of troops from Vietnam.

The Weather Underground evolved through the Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM), a wing of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Along the way, Dohrn admitted she was “a revolutionary communist”. How does a popular high school cheerleader and honor student come to hate her country? I don’t know either, but she did and still does. Back to her husband.

EAG-TV (Education Action Group on YouTube) recently filmed Bill teaching Occupy Chicago protesters. A new generation of communists threaten your freedom? Communist and convicted domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, tutor and friend to your radical left president, Barack Hussein Obama, is mentoring a fresh batch of communists.

So, you thought communism died when the USSR collapsed? No and it’s very much alive here on our soil. Visit links below to learn more.