Immigrants – Who Needs Them?

Debates and discussions on the subject of immigration policies go unresolved due to intransigent postures of the persons on either side of the issue.

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Does the United States of America need immigrants? This is a great question. Let’s ask a few more questions.

What is a sustainable population? For the U.S.A., a sustainable birth rate is 2.1 births per woman. In 2016, our nation’s birth rate was 1.9 births per woman.

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“Today, almost 50% of women between the ages of 25 and 29 are childless. In fact, the highest rate of childless women aged 15 to 44 since the US Census Bureau began tracking it in 1976 was reported in 2014 when 47.6% of American women had no children.” – Population Education

How does the U.S. compare to some other nations? In 2016, the birthrate of Japan was 1.45 births per woman. In Russia, the rate was 1.77 births per woman and 2.18 in Mexico.

Do Immigrants Steal Jobs from Americans? Another great question. Let’s test the job market.

How many posted job openings go unfilled? The following article from Forbes reports,

At a recent media event touting the need for apprentice programs, Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka pointed to the latest news from the U.S. Department of Labor: There are currently 6 million job openings in the United States.

The data come from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), which is released monthly. The survey reports an increase of 400,000 job openings at the end of April 2017 as compared to April 2016.

The job market is so strong that businesses and economists believe the inability to find workers is harming economic growth and could encourage companies to move operations. Zimmer Biomet, a maker of artificial orthopedic devices located in Warsaw, Indiana, cannot find sufficient workers for its factory. “It is struggling to find enough workers, despite offering some of the region’s best pay and benefits,” according to the Washington Post.

What is the future of a nation for which the birth rate cannot sustain it?

I propose my fellow Americans set aside intransigence on either side of the immigration issue to take the time to question the present and future of our nation with respect to sustaining the population and our common prosperity.

While our nation was founded on solid Christian principles, the principles don’t fund functions of government. Taxpayers do this. Government tends to uphold spending as the birthrate declines, leaving the next generation of Americans saddled with ever greater levels of taxation.

One can argue that the federal government has an insatiable appetite to spend. While both parties claim to want to reign in spending, both seem to try to outdo the other while in control of Congressional ‘purse strings’.

Debates are healthy because they lead to finding common ground essential to making America great again.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Democrats continue a push to destroy our hard-won American freedoms and prosperity

Robert Mueller continues to staff his office of the special prosecutor with Hillary Clinton supporters.

Read from The Hill: CORRECTED: Three members of Mueller’s team have donated to Democrats | 

Read from The Daily Caller: Robert Mueller Hires Another Clinton Donor For Russia Probe | by CHUCK ROSS, Reporter, 9:51 AM 06/20/2017

After reading the following, ask yourself: Do you believe Robert Mueller is fair and impartial?
dems threaten Trump.PNGFrom his first day in office, Democrats have threatened to impeach President Trump. It’s just a bully tactic, a tyranny of the minority. Nothing more.

Could Democrats actually impeach President Trump? Let’s look to the Constitution, Article I, Section 2 that authorizes only the House to impeach which is tantamount to a Grand Jury indictment and it requires a majority vote.

Now you can understand why George Soros, the Clintons, and other leftist millionaires and billionaires are investing record sums of money into congressional elections like the race in Georgia where big money Democrats have spent over $22 million to unseat Republican Karen Handel.

Rush Limbaugh famously said, “If you want to know why someone does what they do, follow the money.” The money tracks back to the corruption of the Democrat Party on a scale never before seen in American history.

Keep in mind an impeachment is nothing but an accusation. The U.S. Senate tries the President if a majority chooses to do so. We have majorities in both houses.

The threats to impeach are hollow. They serve only to rally the uninformed voters to support Democrat candidates to regain control of Congress. Nothing more. Nothing less.

God raised up Donald Trump to be the 45th President of the United States of America in order to #DrainTheSwamp into which our nation’s capital has been sinking.

Acts 4:29-31 NLT: “And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. 30 Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.”

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Will the last Christian in the Democrat Party please turn off the lights when you leave?

Franklin Graham characterizes Bernie Sanders’ berating of OMB nominee Russell Vought as “opposition to Trump”.

 

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Source: CBN News screenshot

 

I disagree.

Sanders violated the Article VI prohibition of religious tests and he trampled the First Amendment free exercise of religion clause.

Sanders isn’t a loner. He articulates what is in the hearts of many contemporary Democrats: virulent hatred of anyone and anything associated with Jesus Christ.

Consider the prophetic words written in 2 Timothy 3:1-9. Here are a few snippets – “in the last days…people will [be] scoffing at God. They will consider nothing sacred… They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!…These teachers oppose the truth…They have depraved minds and a counterfeit faith. 9 But they won’t get away with this for long. Someday everyone will recognize what fools they are…”

That last line, verse 9, leaves hope for all who love liberty. There will come a time – soon – when traditional Democrats (as I once was) will experience a divine epiphany.

For those who don’t know the meaning of ‘epiphany’, I quote a dictionary definition: “a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.”

A divine ‘suddenly’ is the hallmark of God’s interventions.

There is nothing I can say or do that will convert an atheist. Only a divine revelation can turn the heart of a God hater.

The bad news is, it will get worse before it gets better.

The good news is, it will get better.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

‘Steeling’ a scene from Mork & Mindy – Trumping Environmentalism

Pittsburgh, PA Mayor Bill Peduto’s decision to independently follow the Paris Climate Accord brings to mind an episode of Mork and Mindy.

Mork visited a mental patient who said he was Peter Pan and came from Neverland. The mental patient then asked Mork about his origin. Mork was understandably reluctant to reveal who he was and from where he came, but the mental patient insisted, he wanted to know.

Mork relented and said, “I come from a strange place where the sky is yellow and brown and the plants are more intelligent than the people.” To this, the mental patient asked, “Pittsburgh?”

In the years of my youth, the cities of Pittsburgh, PA, and Birmingham, AL were bustling centerspittsburgh pa 1910 of industrial activities producing massive amounts of steel.

It was said that the steel from Pittsburgh built America. Pittsburgh steel made the Empire State Building and the Golden Gate Bridge possible.

Before the environmental movement caused the shutdown of steel mills in Pittsburgh and Birmingham, the US was the number one producer of steel in the world. Today we are fourteenth on the list.

According to the U.S. Government’s International Trade Administration (ITA), “The United States is the world’s largest steel importer…The United States imports steel from over 90 countries and territories.”

Yes, I can confidently say to Mayor Peduto, “Your sky is no longer yellow and brown, but your plants may be more intelligent than you.”

proverbs 14-4Proverbs 14:4 says, “Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.”

Under the heavy hand of environmentalists who believe humans are harmful to their Mother Earth, mining and manufacturing moved offshore, leaving us extremely vulnerable to unfriendly forces.

It was possible for America to massively produce armaments and warships after December 7, 1941, due to our extraordinary industrial capacity and natural resources, The Greatest Generation defeated the Axis Powers, thereby liberating millions from the bondage of unholy despots like Adolph Hitler and Hideki Tojo.

Could we withstand a steel embargo in a time of war? The answer is obviously, no, we could not.

Today, we owe thanksgiving to God for raising up a president who courageously reverses disastrous leftist policies of his predecessor.

May God richly bless President Trump and may God richly bless America with a spiritual revival. Let’s be ever mindful of our official motto: “In God We Trust”.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

The American Health Care Act (HR 1628) and What It Means for Us

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NY Times: House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

When the Democrat-majority House and Democrat-majority Senate passed the Affordable Care Act, the vote was split along party lines. NOT ONE REPUBLICAN VOTED FOR IT. Democrats own 100% of the catastrophe known as ObamaCare.

On May 4, 2017, the bill to repeal ObamaCare was passed by a Republican-majority House and sent to a Republican-majority Senate. Again, the vote was along party lines with the exception of 30 not-so-Republican Representatives siding with Democrats.

Naturally, the Democrats and the liberal media declare this will spell the end for Republican lawmakers in the midterm elections. Really? I disagree.

One of the chief reasons we the people elected businessman Donald Trump President was his promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare, the largest tax hike in history.

What are the facts? Simply stated: it’s a one-trillion-dollar tax cut for we American taxpayers. Let’s look at what taxes the House bill cuts. Source: Americans For Tax Reform

  • Abolishes the Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax which hits 8 million Americans each year.
  • Abolishes the Obamacare Employer Mandate Tax. Together with the repeal of the Individual Mandate Tax repeal, this is a $270 billion tax cut.
  • Abolishes Obamacare’s Medicine Cabinet Tax which hits 20 million Americans with Health Savings Accounts and 30 million Americans with Flexible Spending Accounts. This is a $6 billion tax cut.
  • Abolishes Obamacare’s Flexible Spending Account tax on 30 million Americans. This is a $20 billion tax cut.
  • Abolishes Obamacare’s Chronic Care Tax on 10 million Americans with high out of pocket medical expenses. This is a $126 billion tax cut.
  • Abolishes Obamacare’s HSA withdrawal tax. This is a $100 million tax cut.
  • Abolishes Obamacare’s 10% excise tax on small businesses with indoor tanning services. This is a $600 million tax cut.
  • Abolishes the Obamacare health insurance tax. This is a $145 billion tax cut.
  • Abolishes the Obamacare 3.8% surtax on investment income. This is a $172 billion tax cut.
  • Abolishes the Obamacare medical device tax. This is a $20 billion tax cut.
  • Abolishes the Obamacare tax on prescription medicine. This is a $28 billion tax cut.
  • Abolishes the Obamacare tax on retiree prescription drug coverage. This is a $2 billion tax cut.

Democrats falsely claim this bill will lead to the deaths of millions of Americans due to no expansion of Medicaid. What are the facts on this point?

All across America doctors refuse to accept ObamaCare patients. I refer you to a liberal news media story in the NY Times, May 14, 2016: Sorry, We Don’t Take Obamacare

As president, Barack Obama made promises he did not keep. But, as president, Donald Trump keeps his promises.

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Encourage your two U.S. Senators to keep the faith and keep the promises made to the American people.

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An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy. – Daniel Webster

John White
Rockwall, Texas

A Muslim Acknowledges President Trump Works for His People – But the Democrats do What?


Which Democrat lawmakers acknowledge President Trump works for his people? None. Zero. Zip. This was evident at the recent State of the Union Address when Democrats even denied honor to military veterans who perished in defense of our country.

Today, Sunday, March 5, 2017, Obama’s well-funded leftist radical Organizing For Action trains mobs across America to disrupt townhall meetings. Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, was trained by the worst (best in his eyes) 1960s radicals like Bill Ayers.

Obama was born to communist parents, raised by communist grandparents, and mentored by a communist, Frank Marshall Davis.

Around the time of Obama’s birth in 1961, the Free Speech Movement launched to assure Americans could say a do whatever they pleased. Over time, pornography was reclassified from obscenity to ‘free speech’. Public sentiment against pornography began in California and it was from California’s college campuses that the anything goes value system declared any public expressions to be ‘free speech’. Today, pornography is a major California industry out of which the term Californicate originated.

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The left is now and forever will be dedicated to eradicating any form of speech that runs counter to the left’s agenda. So it is today, radical leftists led by Barack Hussein Obama again strive to silence anyone and everyone who bases rules for law and public conduct on the Bible, the mores of our founding fathers, and recorded history.

The attacks on President Donald Trump are attacks on the majority of Americans outside of the state of Californication. Obama and his evil-doers planned attacks long before the inauguration of President trump on January 20, 2017. The leftists are now in the action phase.

What’s the basis for Obama’s Organizing For Action movement?

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.Ephesians 6:12

Our fight is not against Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, George Soros, Barack Obama and their associates. This is a battle to the death between God and Satan, between God’s people and Satan’s people. It’s spiritual warfare and, as we gun owners say, you don’t take a knife to a gunfight.

Attacks by evil spirits must be met with superior spiritual weapons and you must first know your enemy and you must know your source of strength.

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. – 1 John 4:4

And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. –  Daniel 11:32

Next, we must use the weapons given us for this battle.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. – 2 Corinthians 10:4-6

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. – 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Know also there are spiritual weapons to undermine the hate-filled anger of the leftists.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. – Matthew 5:43-45

We are in for a rough ride ahead and we come to a fork in the road. One way leads to passivity and inaction, the other way leads to victory.

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John White
Rockwall, Texas

Witches cursed the president – So What

Witches cursed the president – What is a curse?

 

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Source: Independent Journal Review 2/24/2017

 

What do curses and blessings have in common? Only one thing: they are spoken words.

You have heard people say, “She baked me a cake! What a blessing!” No, a cake is not a blessing. It’s a cake.

James 3:10 says, “Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing…”

No doubt about it: curses are bad; blessings are good.

What should you do when someone curses you? Jesus admonishes us to “…bless those who curse you…”

The Bible has a lot to say about the subject and on this occasion, I point to Psalm 109 that features intriguing language. Starting at verse 2, compare the following to fake news.

“They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without a cause.”

Skipping down to verses 17-20:

“As he loved cursing, so let it come to him;
As he did not delight in blessing, so let it be far from him.
As he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment,
So let it enter his body like water,
And like oil into his bones.
Let it be to him like the garment which covers him,
And for a belt with which he girds himself continually.
Let this be the Lord’s reward to my accusers,
And to those who speak evil against my person.”

There is much to say on the subject of blessings and curses. I conclude with Exodus 22:28. “You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.”

So, what can happen to President Trump? His authority will increase and his poll numbers will continue to go up because the curses from witches and ‘fake news’ media will return upon those who curse the president.

What’s our responsibility? We are directed to pray for “…all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life…” 1 Tim. 2:2

So what? It’s all going to be okay. Rest assured that President Trump is God’s anointed leader for this time in our history. God is still sovereign and comfortably seated on his throne.

John White
Rockwall, Texas