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.

Which Do You Want: Another Great Depression or Another Great Revival?

Looking Bad in Baghdad

I knew it would happen. No doubt, you knew it would happen and now it’s happening. Barely hours following the pull out of US forces from Iraq, the country is ablaze and falling into chaos.

Did Barack Obama know this was going to happen? Yes! The CIA warned him this would happen.

Dozens die as bombs explode across Baghdad

I didn’t need counsel of the CIA to know what would happen. Democracy is unsuitable to any people that are neither Christians nor Jews. What about India, you ask. Don’t kid yourself – the illegal caste system, religious persecution and murder of baby girl rage in India.

Only a strongman can restrain Islamic nations. Turkey’s attempt at secular society has blown up in their faces. The Shah of Iran took his country into a modern, secular society that began to enjoy western materialism until Jimmy Carter helped that “harmless cleric” overthrow the Iranian government. Anwar Sadat worked tirelessly to modernize, westernize Egypt and today the Muslim Brotherhood stands poised to take over the country. I see a trend and Jordan is not far behind.

Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Egypt had peace treaties with Israel. Practically overnight, radical Muslims are poised to establish a Middle East caliphate that threatens to annihilate tiny Israel.

Given the fact the CIA warned President Obama, what conclusions can one draw? Yes, Obama’s hatred of Jews (isn’t this a characteristic of radical Islam) motivated him to remove all US military presence from Iraq.

Beforehand, Iraq’s minority Sunni (Arab Muslim) population ruled under strongman Saddam Hussein, holding the majority Shia (non-Arab Muslim) population at bay.

What’s The Cure?

Will we successfully restore America to her greatness? Never. Only the miraculous intervention of the Living God can save us. Fear is overtaking America: fear of bankruptcy, fear of homelessness, fear of hunger, fear of unemployment, fear of war, fear of terrorism – fears we simply do not need. We do need a healthy fear of God.

Learn From the Foundation for Economic Education

The man or woman who fears God fears nothing else. Faith is a gift from God; belief is the act of taking ownership of that gift.

I encourage you to absorb the Word of God – the Bible, attach yourself to a Bible-believing local church, learn to overcome difficulties of life through the teachings of great pastors like Robert Morris of Gateway Church in Texas. His very popular book “The Blessed Life” holds the key to living a successful life in difficult times.

Regarding Gaining Wealth in Difficult Times (anytime for that matter)

Be a giver. According to Proverbs 19:17: “If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord – and he will repay you.” Give selflessly to the Salvation Army USA, the North Texas Food Bank and local ministries to the poor. Here in Rockwall County we have Helping Hands. Because of high unemployment and other economic dynamics, all these resources have been stretched beyond their normal capacity to relieve hunger.

Regarding keeping what you have

Possibly the oldest book of the Bible, the book of Job, tells the story of a good man who lost everything. In chapter 3, verse 25, Job confesses: “What I always feared has happened to me. What I dreaded has come true.” Don’t become a product of your fears.

Regarding Peace for Your Family

Pray for Israel and especially pray for Peace in Jerusalem. Psalm 122:6 is a commandment with a benefit: “Pray for peace in Jerusalem. Mall who love this city prosper.”

Regarding Peace for Your Nation

Pray for all elected and non-elected officials in authority over you. 1 Timothy 2:2 says, “Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.”

Wisconsin Atheists Offended by Baby Jesus in Athens

Henderson County Nativity Scene

Put up a Christmas tree, hang some holly on the door, hold a parade down Main Street and no one complains. But, just MENTION the name of Jesus and see what happens. Have you noticed?

An atheist organization located in Wisconsin threatened to sue Henderson County over public display of a Nativity scene annually placed on the Henderson County Courthouse lawn. Atheists say the scene offends them? Can you believe something so simple as a manger scene of baby Jesus and his mother arouses such anger, such consternation? Actually, that is exactly what the Nativity scene is supposed to do.

What? Do I suggest it is the intent of Christians to offend atheists? No, I don’t suggest such a thing. Jesus warned us this would happen.

God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. - Jesus Christ (Matt. 5:11)

While Jesus walked this earth, his life was a continual offense to his townsmen and even his family. On one occasion, when he returned to his hometown to teach about the Kingdom of God, his old neighbors reviled him. He offended them.

What was, and is today, so offensive about Jesus Christ? It is his cross that offends and we who have been born again of the Spirit bear the stench of death to atheists. The Cross of Jesus is foolishness to atheists.

Over 5,000 of us rallied in Athens yesterday (17 Dec 2011), not to protest the atheists, but to reaffirm our faith in Jesus Christ. And, so what should be our response to future complaints from atheists? Jesus says we are to love them and pray for them.

Over 5,000 Rallied In Support of Henderson County Religious Freedom

If you are a true Christian, you have no reason to be ashamed. Just take care to not deny him publicly. If you do deny him publicly, he’ll deny you in Heaven.

The Church Grows Best and Fastest When Persecuted

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.

Pro-Union NLRB Backs Off

When citizens get involved, government responds.

You may remember the lawsuit by the NLRB trying to prevent Boeing from locating a plant in right-to-work state of South Carolina. Last week the NLRB withdrew its lawsuit.

From The Washington Times – Tim Devaney 12-9-2011

Business groups and Republican lawmakers applauded the decision Friday, but were similarly cautious about what the fact the dispute got as far as it did might mean for the future.

Randy Johnson, a senior vice president on labor issue at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the decision to drop the complaint, but argued Friday that “more needs to be done to prevent this outrageous overreach in the future.”

The NLRB case “will stand as one of the great examples of pro-union activism and government overreach in history,” Mr. Johnson said.

Republicans in the House have introduced bills designed to curb the powers of the NLRB in the wake of the Boeing complaint, arguing recent actions by the board have been far too heavily titled toward the interests of labor unions — a key part of Mr. Obama’s political base.

“Today’s decision confirms the NLRB’s action against Boeing was nothing more than a shameless campaign to bully an American employer,” House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline, Minnesota Republican, said in a statement. “While I am pleased Boeing and the union agreed to a resolution, thousands of jobs in South Carolina and many more across the country were threatened by the NLRB’s decision to pick winners and losers in a labor dispute.”

Rockwall County TEA Party – The Proper Role of Government

Americans Fear Big Government

According to a Gallup poll Monday, 64% of the people surveyed say ‘big government’ threatens them most, compared to the 26% who fear ‘big business’ and the 8% who fear ‘big labor’. In fact, Gallup says fear of big government has only ever been 1 percentage point higher.

 

Gallup Poll - Monday 12 December 2011

You don’t have to fear ‘big government’ – you can do something about it.

Knowledge Is Power

Do you know the difference between the authority of state governments and the federal government?

You are stopped for speeding. Will the officer automatically write you a citation? It all depends.

What is the true line of authority in America? If you started with Federal government at the top, you’re wrong.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to learn about these important facts and the proper role of government. Join us this Saturday, Dec. 17th, at The Well Coffee Lounge in Royse City.

Theme: The Proper Role of Government

Rockwall County TEA Party

The Well Coffee Lounge          (Click here for Google Map)

103 East Main Street
Royse City, TX 75189

9:00 am to 10:00 am

As always, there is no charge to attend and we are always family-friendly. The Well Coffee Lounge is only minutes from any point in Rockwall County. Come a little early to order breakfast and your favorite beverage.

There is abundant free parking along Main Street and behind The Well Coffee Lounge. Enter either from the street or the rear parking area.

Questions or Comments?

rcteaparty@gmail.com

Thank you,

Rockwall County TEA Party

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. – Thomas Jefferson

Lowe Down on Ford Effect: All American Muslim

California v. Lowe’s Home Improvement

California State Senator Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, (Democrat – take note) calls for Americans to boycott Lowe’s Home Improvement that dropped sponsorship of a show called “All American Muslim” about Muslims that live in Michigan.

 

Let’s stand back and think: A California Senator who presumably was elected to represent Californians is calling a boycott for what he calls bigotry against people in another state. Is this reasonable? No, but he’s a Californian, so among his people he is “normal”.

 

Just a Typical Muslim Family Oppressed by Jews

Perhaps the subtle irony swirls around a Muslim family featured in the show, a Michigan Muslim family. What’s the significance of Michigan in this story? Thank you for asking.

 

Michigan is known as “The Islamic Capitol of the USA”. More Muslims live in Michigan than in any other state in the Union. To add to this perspective, it is the second largest Arab population outside the Middle East. Surprised? Do you know why? No? I’ll tell you.

Michigan: Islamic Capitol of USA

During WW1, Henry Ford recruited Arab and Chaldean workers for his first plant in Highland Park area of Dearborn, MI to build his Model-T. Just to better frame societal values and prejudices, it’s helpful to understand the Shiite sect holds majority status. Tens of millions of terror-support dollars to Hezbollah originate among Muslim supporters living in the greater Dearborn area. Okay, now, you said you were going to tell me why so large a Muslim population – stop chasing rabbits.

Henry Ford vehemently hated Jews. I could state facts all day long, but would you accept my word? Probably not. Would you accept the words of Henry Ford? Yes, you say?

During WW1, Ford frequently wrote anti-Jew articles that were published in The Dearborn Independent. Later, he consolidated his articles, publishing them in a book titled “The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem”, available on Amazon.com. In his own words, Ford attributes all the world’s problems to Jews. Adolf Hitler plagiarized portions for his book, “Mein Kampf”, also available on Amazon.com. I’ll save a discussion about Ford’s ardent support of Adolf for another time.

Henry recruited Arabs and Chaldean peoples to work in his assembly plant.

Getting on Point

A recurring theme from “All American Muslim” is how Muslims suffer bigotry and prejudice because of their faith. Didn’t I tell you Michigan is the Islamic Capitol of America? How does this play out? Can you see how disingenuous the show is?

I will go so far as to say Michigan, Dearborn particularly, is the seat of racial and religious bigotry and hatred. Jews and Christians living within this quasi-caliphate suffer personal attacks daily. For advancement of your knowledge, view this very short YouTube video where “All American Muslims” spit on, curse and make obscene gestures to Jewish and Christian camera crew during the 2011 Arab Festival in Dearborn, MI this past summer.

Muslim Spitting on Jewish and Christian Camera Crew

It is not the Muslim population at risk in America. Jews and Christians are the people at risk. Political correctness, a staple of California, threatens religious liberty for our traditional Judeo-Christian population.

Personal note to simple-minded California State Senator Ted Lieu: You are backing the wrong team.

I encourage you to contact Lowe’s Home Improvement and commend them from dropping support for the “All American Muslim” TV show.

  Lowe’s Home Improvement

Corporate Headquarters

1000 Lowes Blvd.

Mooreseville, NC 28117

 
  On-line:

Use this electronic feedback form to express your support. Muslim hate mail has been recruited to discourage and intimidate Lowe’s. They need to hear from the rest of us.

 

http://www.lowes.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContactUsCategoryFAQPageView?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&faqId=20