Diversity – I don’t think this word means what you think it means

E Pluribus Unum – National Motto adopted 1776

e pluribus unum
Latin: Out of many, one

Diversity – Politically-Correct Term

A reasonable translation of diversity is ‘many out of one’.

One synonym for diversity is difference. Compare with an antonym for unity: difference.

Many out of one is the antithesis of out of many, one.

Power Shift

A fundamental principle of democracy is majority rule. The diversity phenomenon deconstructs this vital principle as it shifts power from the majority to one or more minority groups.

Forgotten History – Revisionism at Work

Proponents of diversity reach back into history to say we (implying contemporary white people) murdered millions of Native Americans. These same historical revisionists say that we white people of today who live prosperous lives got to this point on the backs of slaves.

Is it helpful to know it was white Christians who ENDED slavery in America? All the while, why do we conveniently forget that it was Muslim slave traders who sold west Africans to the slave business owners? Yes, Muslims put them into slavery; Christians brought them out.

Is it helpful to know native Americans routinely conquered neighboring native American lands and killed the former owners?

Divine Truth

Of even greater importance are the Biblical truths upon which America became the greatest nation in all history. What Biblical truths?

“‘What?’ you ask. ‘Doesn’t the child pay for the parent’s sins?’ No! For if the child does what is just and right and keeps my decrees, that child will surely live. The person who sins is the one who will die. The child will not be punished for the parent’s sins, and the parent will not be punished for the child’s sins. Righteous people will be rewarded for their own righteous behavior, and wicked people will be punished for their own wickedness.” Ezequiel 18:19-20

Regardless the sins of my parents and grandparents, I am not responsible for their sins. I owe no one an apology for what sins of commission or omission God may lay to their accounts.

Furthermore, Native Americans of today, descendants of their forefathers who may have been mistreated by my own ancestors, have no claim on my property for reparations.

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Bill Hybels and T. D. Jakes appear to ignore the principle of forgiveness. One who does not forgive the sins of others himself will not be forgiven by God.

Unity of purpose is essential to our survival as a nation. The diversity movement is a tool of leftists who despise all America stands for.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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When is lawful for a Texas cop to ask for your ID?

Every so often self-anointed legal experts regurgitate myths – aka misinformation – about police encounters and your personal ID.

Read the law from TEXAS PENAL CODE, TITLE 8. OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, CHAPTER 38. OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENTAL OPREATION, Sec. 38.02. FAILURE TO IDENTIFY

Key words to remember:old id photo

  • LAWFULLY
  • DETAINED
  • ARRESTED
  • OBSTRUCTION

If a police officer DETAINS you for a traffic violation and you refuse to identify yourself you will be charged with OBSTRUCTION and most likely hauled off to the nearest jail.

Read the law. Know the law. Obey the law.

If you believe the law is unjust, take it up with your state senator and your state representative for action in the next Texas Legislature.

If you argue with the cop at any point prior to adequately identifying yourself, you will most likely be charged with OBSTRUCTION.

Let’s say the police officer stopped you for suspicion of drunk driving and you were not drunk. You may become argumentative (uncooperative) at the injustice. At this point, there will be two charges: DWI or DUI plus Obstruction. You get the blood test that clearly proves you were not legally drunk or high on drugs. The DWI or DUI charge will be dropped, but the Obstruction will remain.

Are all cops out to get you? No, only some members of all police departments have people who are hell bent on making arrests. Most are good folks with families, just like you. Treat them respectfully. Obey their orders. If the cop misbehaves, usually everything said or done will be recorded and retrievable for a small fee. That video and/or audio can then be used to prosecute the cop.

You will reap what you sow. If you sow disrespect toward a policeman, expect to reap in kind. If you want respect, show respect. – John White

My advice: If there is a fault in the detention or arrest, let the cop be the bad guy. If you also misbehave, a jury will ALWAYS side with the arresting officer. If only the cop misbehaves, the jury or the prosecutor can make a clear distinction and right the wrong.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

The Founders cited 27 causes for separation and taxation wasn’t number one. You didn’t know?

The Founders cited 27 causes for separation and taxation wasn’t number one. You didn’t know?

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Taxation without representation was way down the list, number 17, to be precise. This cause was certainly important, but not the greatest provocation to rebellion.

What was the number one reason cited by the founders to “to dissolve the political bands” with Great Britain?

Answer: King George did not follow the Rule of Law.

Grievance No. 1: “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.”

Instead of following Common Law, King George, speaking metaphorically, used his pen and his telephone to create law out of thin air.

What was the second in importance grievance that moved us to rebellion?

Grievance No. 2: “He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.”

The federal judiciary has been overstepping its constitutional jurisdiction to impose immoral and illegal constraints on the fifty states as it also has been creating law out of thin air. It’s called ‘case law’, but I challenge the reader to find the term anywhere in the U.S. Constitution Articles and Amendments.

On this solemn 241st anniversary of the birth of our nation, we find ourselves once again resetting the role of federal government.

Will there be bloodshed? In case you haven’t noticed, blood is flowing in the streets of our major cities now.

Proponents of Sharia Law challenge constitutional law.

Americans, sensible to the perils of lawlessness and out-of-control federal government, are buying firearms and ammunition at a breathtaking pace.

But, God has answered the prayers of his people. We are at a turning point. If We the People who wish to make America great again turn to God and repent of our collective and individual sins, God will preserve us.

We cannot and will not make America great again solely through political acts. Renewal of our nation of necessity will be a consequence of our people yielding to the Grace of God.

John White

Rockwall, Texas

Call Your TX State Representatives and Tell Them to Call for HB-2899 to Come to the Floor for a Vote

Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church appeals to you to call your state representatives to bring HB-2899 to the floor of the House for a vote.


A local Democrat leader remarked that this bill is “stupid”. So, it’s stupid to protect one’s vulnerable women and children? I would say to welcome men into the private dressing areas and restrooms reserved for women is stupid.

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus isn’t stupid, but he is inclined to vote with Democrats on such matters, despite the fact he votes Republican in the primary races.

Thank you for standing for women and children and against an insidious political movement to erase traditional distinctions between males and females.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

How Does Civil Asset Forfeiture Secure Our Rights?

When the Left agrees with the Right

Civil liberty-minded organizations from the right and the left criticize legalized theft by the governments known as Civil Asset Forfeiture.

From the Right – The CATO Institute: Policing for Profit video

Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice: Review of the Department’s Oversight of Cash Seizure and Forfeiture Activities – March 2017

Excerpt from the Inspector General’s report:

” While the Department views asset forfeiture as an important law enforcement tool, concerns have been raised about its use. Advocates of asset forfeiture reform, including Members of Congress and public interest groups, have expressed concerns that the ability to use forfeiture civil asset forfeiture - Uncle Sam wants it allrevenues to fund law enforcement activities may incentivize the Department and state and local law enforcement to use asset seizure and forfeiture beyond the purpose of deterring and punishing criminal conduct and in a manner that creates risks to civil liberties. This concern is heightened because Department law enforcement officers have the authority to seize and forfeit cash or property without independent judicial oversight and without charging the owner or possessor of the cash or property with a crime. Advocates of reform also have argued that the Department’s historical, but now largely proscribed practice of “adopting” state seizures for federal forfeiture inappropriately allows state and local law enforcement to circumvent their own state laws so that they can obtain a greater share of forfeiture proceeds than they would receive otherwise.”

From the Left – ACLU: ASSET FORFEITURE ABUSE
Excerpt from the ACLU article:
“Police abuse of civil asset forfeiture laws has shaken our nation’s conscience. Civil forfeiture allows police to seize — and then keep or sell — any property they allege is involved in a crime. Owners need not ever be arrested or convicted of a crime for their cash, cars, or even real estate to be taken away permanently by the government.”
“In just over a decade, Texas law enforcement collected more than half a billion dollars, $540.7 million, in cash and personal property from Texans suspected of breaking the law. Known as civil asset forfeiture, this legal practice leaves average Texans vulnerable to having their assets seized by police, no trial or proof of guilt necessary.”

U.S. Attorney General Follows the Money

Headline from Reason.com, 17 July 2017:

Jeff Sessions Announces Justice Department Will Increase Asset Forfeiture

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says, “No criminal should be allowed to keep the proceeds of their crime.” To this I ask, what is a criminal? An online dictionary defines ‘criminal’: a person who is convicted of, or who commits, a crime.

General Sessions advocates seizures of property from people who have neither been charged with a crime or convicted of criminal acts.

Jeff Sessions, the top law enforcement officer of our country, tramples the Sixth Amendment.

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.

By virtue of the fact law enforcement may, at will, seize property without charging or arresting a person suspected of criminal activity, then the seizure is not based on probable cause and is, therefore, unreasonable.

Jeff Sessions, the top law enforcement officer of our country, also tramples the Fifth Amendment takings clause which says in plain English:

No person shall be … deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Action

Contact your Texas State Senator and your Texas State Representative. Tell them you support SB-380 to reform Texas Civil Asset Forfeiture.

You can learn who represents you in Texas by entering your zip code here: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

For Rockwall County and the Frisco area of Collin County (HD-33):

State Senator Bob Hall (SD-2) http://www.senate.texas.gov/memberform.php?auth=tBWL6g3A4oDm27iow0Zxyl94jT9%2FdGZkNmHOASewsPn4rjp8Onw6o%2BMQ4aevgbYQN4D7JtJlzSMIyQPdKTiIY2B2e5ZCUlM%3D&lang=en

State Representative Justin Holland (HD-33)  http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=33

Call the Austin offices and leave a brief message with the respective office staff. I also recommend sending a message via web form email.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Obama ‘Deep State’ Federal Judge Stages Constitutional Crisis

Here’s the headline:
federal judge in Hawaii halts Trump travel ban
Facts in Evidence

  • Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin filed the suit on March 8, 2017
  • Barack Obama arrived in Hawaii 48 hours before the lawsuit
  • Federal judge issues opinion on March 15, 2017
  • Ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson is 43 pages in length – Read full text here ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER 3-15-2017 CV17-50 219 doc
  • Barack Obama-Derrick Watson nexus: Both Barack Obama and US District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii were classmates at Harvard Law School. Both graduated in 1991. Harvard Law graduates between 500-600 students each year.
obama makes trip to hawaii 48 hours before judge blocks travel ban
Obvious Official Corruption

The Big Question of the Hour: Is President Trump anti-Muslim?

Bloomberg headline, March 14, 2017: Saudi Prince Sees Trump as True Friend to Muslims

The ACLU for which the political director is a Muslim activist falsely claims President Trump violates Muslims First Amendment right to Freedom of Religion? The Obama-appointed judge agrees? But, the Saudi kingdom disagrees and you don’t get more Muslim than the country where Islam was founded.

What I want President Trump to know:

  1. The three branches of federal government are not co-equal. There is a hierarchy of authority that was set in place by the Founding Fathers and this hierarchy self-identifies in the first three articles of the Constitution: Most powerful is the Legislative branch (Article I), second most powerful is the Executive branch (Article II), and least and last of all the Judicial branch (Article III). Read Dispelling the Myth of Co-Equal Branches of Government
  2. A judge’s ruling is not law. It’s an opinion. Period. Paragraph second of Article VI of the U.S. Constitution makes this so clear even a child can understand what constitutes the Supreme Law of the Land.
  3. Laws crafted by the Legislative branch and Treaties ratified by the Senate are the Supreme Law of the Land.
  4. Judges are constitutionally bound by the law, not their personal agendas, not their personal opinions, not by political debts to the president who appointed them.
  5. President Trump is acting well within the law: 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, a.k.a. the McCarran-Walter Act (An act to revise the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality; and for other purposes)

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

Read the law yourself: 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, a.k.a. the McCarran-Walter Act

I call on U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to demand a congressional investigation of probable criminal acts perpetrated by former president Barack Obama acting through his well-funded subversive organization called Organizing For Action.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Irrational mob protests across the nation- Why the moral outrage? How should we respond?

Interesting, isn’t it? I’m talking about all the well-organized nationwide protests targetingheathen-rage-and-imagine-a-vain-thing the president and conservative Christians. Democrats will gather here in tiny Rockwall to train more protesters. Why?

A minister of the Gospel knows it’s a matter of the heart. As it is written in the Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

The book of Jeremiah was written over 2,600 years ago. Psychologists Rothschild and Keefer conducted five separate studies assessing the relationships between anger, empathy, identity, individual and collective guilt, self-perception, and the expression of moral outrage. Herewith a synopsis of their findings as reported in Reason Magazine.

  1. Triggering feelings of personal culpability for a problem increases moral outrage at a third-party target. Read more: moral-outrage-point-1
  2. The more guilt over one’s own potential complicity, the more desire “to punish a third-party through increased moral outrage at that target.” Read more: moral-outrage-point-2
  3. Having the opportunity to express outrage at a third-party decreased guilt in people threatened through “in-group immorality.” Read more: moral-outrage-point-3
  4. “The opportunity to express moral outrage at corporate harm-doers” inflated participants perception of personal morality. Read more: moral-outrage-point-4
  5. Guilt-induced moral outrage was lessened when people could assert their goodness through alternative means, “even in an unrelated context.” Read more: moral-outrage-point-5

A collaborative to Jeremiah 17:9 is found in Psalm 2:1. “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?”

People who rage and imagine vain things are irrational. You can’t reason with them. No arguments or facts will dissuade them. So, what is the proper response by conservatives, particularly Christians and Jews? The short answer: love and kindness.

If we react in the same irrational, angry manner it will only further enrage them. Here is what Holy Scripture, commandments of God say.

  • Love them as you love yourself. Matthew 22:36-40
  • Do not respond hatefully to those who express their hatred for you; do good to them who do bad to you; intercede in prayer for them; bless them. Matthew 5:44
  • When they speak harshly to you or about you, don’t respond in kind. Instead, answer kindly. Proverbs 15:1-4

Say to yourself, when confronted with irrational hatred and vitriol, “I am better than this. We are better than this.”

Personal confession: I haven’t exactly followed my own advice, but I, like you, can and do repent.

Soli Deo Gloria

John White
Rockwall, Texas