When I say “Rise and shine”, I don’t mean breakfast at IHOP

Awakening at 3:00 am can do tricks to the brain. This question about the agnostic, dyslexic insomniac came to mind as I suddenly awoke at that hour.

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Moral relativism and political correctness hold our fellow Americans hostage to a tyrannical government. The problem is one of authority, or better still the understanding of it.

Do we want a king to rule over us? Yes, it’s built into our DNA so to speak. One day an incorruptible king will rule over the earth with inexhaustible wisdom, infinite wisdom and perfect justice. This incorruptible king? His name is Yeshua Ha-Mashiach to the Jews, Isa to the Muslims, Jesus Christ to the Christians.

Meanwhile, we Americans have a unique system of government in all human history: a democratic republic.

The uneducated, unknowing majority do not know the order of authority God has graced to us. Allow this question: How do you know who the boss is? Is it not the person who can fire you?

Our president is not a king. He is but a hired administrator. As stipulated in the U.S. Constitution, We the People hold authority second only to God himself. Our system of government has three NOT co-equal branches of government. In order of authority, these are the Legislative branch, the Executive Branch and least of all the Judicial branch.

We the People can ‘fire’ legislators who, in turn, can fire presidents and federal judges. Only our elected representatives have been authorized to make law and tax us. The executive has only authority to execute (carry out) the laws. Our founding fathers gave us a judiciary to settle disputes, not to craft law. Therefore, as a bonus, ‘case law’ is not legitimate law.

Our country is in trouble. As Pres. George H.W. Bush once said, “deep doo doo”. If your hope rests in the hands of one or more of the three branches of federal government, then I suggest you spit into one hand and put your hope in the other to see which fills faster.

Comedian George Carlin humorously said, “I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don’t have as many people who believe it.”

Actually, we who have come into personal relationship with the Heavenly Father through the Spirit of Adoption have the authority Carlin jokes about.

Personal responsibility and personal accountability are attached to personal authority. The Bible defines this as dominio propio ( a little Spanish lingo), self-control. If we lack self-control, we are then powerless.

Is it not time for each and every one of us to call on the Living God for wisdom? Shall we choose instead to be willingly ignorant of God’s amazing gifts that await our discovery?

“But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light [of God’s precepts], for it is light that makes everything visible. For this reason He says,

“Awake, sleeper,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine [as dawn] upon you and give you light.””
Ephesians 5:13-14

John White
Rockwall, Texas

A Little Bit of Texas History – Juneteenth 2016

On this day, 151 years ago Union general Gordon Granger proclaimed General Order Number 3 in Galveston; I quote in part:
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“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor.”
 
Apart from historical context, one cannot appreciate the magnitude of slave labor in our state.
 
The first census ever was performed in 1850. At that time, according to the TSHA, “the Texas population comprised 154,034 whites, 397 free Negroes, and 58,161 slaves.”
 
By 1860 the Texas population grew explosively up until the time of the Civil War when growth came to a standstill. The last official U.S. census before the war was done in 1860. By then, our state’s population was 604,215 persons.
 
That historical General Order liberated approximately 250,000 slaves or about 41% of the total population.
 
Liberation of slaves was not accomplished overnight but happened gradually over several months as plantation owners decided to inform African-Americans enslaved on their farms.
 
As freedmen took stock of their situations, they prepared to participate in government at all levels. Naturally, they voted Republican.
 
Freedmen voted Republican for a number of reasons. First and foremost, Democrats would not allow them to vote in the party of the plantation owners. Second, it was a natural thing to do because it was the leader of the Republican Party that freed therm.
 
Democrats energetically strived to prevent African-Americans from voting and to discourage political activities. Covered in white sheets, wearing pointed hats, Democrats organized as the Ku Klux Klan, the KKK in order to retain power in the state. Over time, the KKK murdered thousands. Their targets were not blacks per se, but REPUBLICANS, during the 1865 to 1877 phase of the Klan. The Tuskeegee Institute estimates 1,500 total murders, 1,200 blacks, and 300 whites. The second phase was from 1915 to 1944 during which time 416 persons were lynched, all black except one Jew. Among those murdered were WW1 returning veterans.
 
As of 2014, there were 18 known KKK organizations active in our state of Texas [Ref: http://ow.ly/lHry301pwcx ]
 
Can’t happen in our time? Yes, it can. In fact, the lynch mobs have swapped roles. Blacks now kill more blacks than the sum of all Klan lynchings.
 
There can be no political solution. Only God can change the hearts of sinful men. Martin Luther King, Jr. knew this. Our Bill of Rights and our Declaration of Independence declare all men are created equal, that the duty of government is to secure our God-given rights.
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As it is written [1 Timothy 2:1-3] we must “pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 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. This is good and pleases God our Savior”.
 
God bless America. God bless Texas
 
John White
Rockwall, Texas

Public University Education in Black & White

December 12, 2015 ADcap and gown

Regarding Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s remarks on the UT race-based admissions system.

Justice Scalia, with respect to university admissions given to scholastically low-ranking black students over others, he is correct. This also applies to scholastically low-ranking white, brown, yellow and red students.

State-funded university education has been dumbed down to the lowest common denominator in order to get as many students as possible from the admissions office to graduation day diplomas.

Time was when universities were truly institutions of higher learning. Today, I work with university graduates, mechanical engineers, who don’t know the physics of air and water.

It seems to me (this is my opinion, in other words) state-funded universities bloat tuition to fund far-left educators for whom the mission is to indoctrinate students in all manner of illogical, immoral leftist values. Is this not evident to the most casual observer?

Safe zones? Free-speech zones? Sexual identities? Really?

For the first six decades of my life and for the first two hundred years of our nation’s life, we followed God’s “sexual identities”. For a refresher, let’s read Genesis 5:2 which says, “He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created.”

Is homosexuality a new “gender identity”? No, it first appears in recorded history in Genesis 9:20. Roughly 3,000 years later on, the Apostle Paul reaffirmed the wickedness of homosexuality in Romans chapter 1, verses 26 and 27.

“…their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.”

Prohibitions against “sexual relations with an animal” (Exodus 22:19) tell us bestiality was always a deviant sexual behavior.

Sin has been with mankind from the time of Adam and Eve and sin will be our nature until the day of Jesus Christ.

Public University students are now taught that sexual deviancy is the new “normal”. Corrupt, ungodly, atheistic college professors now tell public university students there are 22 “sexual identities”.

I told you the bad news. Here’s the good news: God sent his only natural-born son, wrapped in burial cloth, birthed in a barn, lived a sinless life, sacrificed his own life so you can have eternal life and so you can have the grace of God in your present life.

I take opportunity to encourage parents to seek Christian universities for their soon-to-be high school graduate children. One great resource is CollegePlus.org.

Meanwhile, I applaud Justice Scalia’s frankness and encourage public dialog around the Biblical models of righteous male and female roles.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Why We Must Oppose TPA, TAA and TPP

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TPA – TAA – TPP

TPP is the goal, a wide ranging set of enforceable rules to assure a level playing field for American interests doing business around the Pacific Rim. Among those enforceable rules, as stated by President Obama who calls it “the most progressive trade deal in history“:

  • “Strong enforceable provisions for workers, preventing things like child labor”
  • “Strong enforceable provisions on the environment”
  • “Preventing wildlife trafficking or deforestation or dealing with our oceans”

He says, “these are enforceable in the agreement”. I agree, because I read and understand the U.S. Constitution.

He [the president] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur” – Article II, Section 2

President Obama needs no further authority than the above to make a treaty. So, why does he beg Congress to give additional authority? The Constitution yields no authority whatsoever to the House of Representatives in this respect. Let’s read further from our Constitution.

The judicial Power [of the Judiciary] shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;—to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;—to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;—to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party…” – Article III, Section 2

I remind you it was the Judiciary that ruled ObamaCare “constitutional”, despite the fact it is not so. You see, Justice Roberts yielded to the administration’s argument that it is a tax and Congress has the power to tax. What he in his ignorance failed to recognize is the taxation in ObamaCare originated in the Senate and not in the House, as per Article I, Section 7. It was an earlier Supreme Court that declared the murder of infants within the womb “constitutional”, leading to the deaths of over 53 million American children. But, let’s go forward.

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...” – Article VI, paragraph second

As the President clearly stated, this trade deal is “the most progressive trade deal in history“.

After passage of NAFTA, over 1,000,000 American jobs evaporated into thin air. Actually, they evaporated over our borders. Here in Rockwall, I was witness to the relocation of Rockwall jobs to Tijuana, Mexico when the local aluminum plant relocated its aluminum extrusion machinery and equipment to that city south of the border. FactCheck.org disagrees, but qualifies by saying the numbers are unsure. Let’s look to our employment picture for a reasonable assessment.

One cannot rely on the published unemployment rate, because of the variability of the means by which it is calculated. A better measure is the United States Labor Force Participation Rate which was at 62.9% in April. A little math reveals true unemployment in America: 100% – 62.9% = 37.1%.

37.1% of able-bodied American workers are unemployed. This compares to 24.9% in 1933. The Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) part of this ongoing business in Congress was first past in 1974 and extended in 2011 to compensate for jobs lost overseas. TAA assumes that massive losses of jobs can be compensated through extended unemployment benefits and re-training of workers to do different types of work. How is that working for us now? As of March of this year SNAP (Food Stamp) recipients numbered 45,641,762.

Various news sources have been reporting on a dramatic rise in applications for disability payments. Apparently, this dramatic rise has within it elements of fraud, but regardless the cause of the rise, it’s happening. It’s real. And, it points more to a vacuous job market.

I don’t propose “protectionist” measures. I do propose a sound defeat of TPA in the Senate and a sound defeat of TPP there, also. If we set ourselves up for our laws to be governed by foreign interests, and you can bet your sweet bippy that is precisely what will happen, if passed, then we lose our sovereignty. The United States of America is the only nation on the face of the earth that somewhat reliably follows the rule of law. China, Vietnam and all other Asian-Pacific countries do not. They are parliamentary forms of governments that can change internal laws on a whim. 

Finally, my chief complaint is this silly notion promoted in Congress by Republicans is we can trust Obama to follow the law. Accountability they call it. Really? At this point in time, how is it working for us in Congressional hearings? This scandalous administration has demonstrated disdain for our Constitution, the Rule of Law and refused accountability from January 20, 2009 to this present time.

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There are many others who object on the grounds of internet freedom, copyright laws and other matters. I urge you to research and THINK for yourself.

We have a president who says “climate change” is a greater threat to us than Middle East terrorists. He openly says he has no plan to deal with ISIS, but he has a plan to ban trans fats. He and his wife have squandered over $44,000,000 on their private vacations. This sitting president cannot be trusted to do what is right for American citizens.

I urge all American voters, Democrat, Republican and Libertarian, to tell our U.S. Senators to OPPOSE TPA, TPP and TAA. Let’s now craft trade agreements that are good for America.

Thank you,

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Trillion – Precisely how much is one trillion of anything?

8 February 2015 AD

Trillion – Precisely how much is one trillion of anything? Better yet, allow me to demonstrate in a physical format the magnitude of our national debt, keeping in mind we are only talking about funded liabilities while excluding unfunded liabilities like retirement accounts.

A one-dollar bill has a thickness of .0043 inches. So, how big is our national debt today (2-8-2015) at over $18 trillion?

If we were to stack 18,115,781,960,032 one dollar bills, one atop another, we could create just over 5 stacks of money reaching from earth to the moon.

Global indebtedness is now greater than it was in 2007 when all the world fell apart. This next financial collapse will overshadow he last.
US Debt Clock 2-8-2015

US Debt Clock 2-8-2015

Get real time national debt information from the US National Debt Clock: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

What is the status of current U.S. national debt?

This is real, folks.
This is real, folks.

With the above in mind, consider President Obama’s scheme plan to borrow even more for the 2016 FY budget.

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President Obama proposes increasing taxes on the rich and corporations, while reducing taxes on middle and lower class citizens.

The Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) represents the largest single tax on Americans in the history of our country.

Increasing taxes on wealthy investors and major corporations will simply drive them offshore, just as high taxes have done since the time of Bill Clinton.

Obama proposes raw socialism, collectivism and calls it “MIDDLE CLASS ECONOMICS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY”, while actually maneuvering to eliminate the middle class.

Read his proposed budget propaganda from his official website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/overview

PS – April 15th is coming to a tax collection agency near your very soon.

Let’s tell our U.S. Representative and our two U.S. senators to CUT SPENDING  and to REDUCE TAXES. Tell them to dramatically cut budgets for the fourth branch of government, those non-elected bureaucrats who pump out tens of thousands of regulations that will have the force of law depriving us of even more of our personal wealth and pushing us closer to national bankruptcy.

John White

Congressional Delegation Contact Information – Texas CD-4

Senator John Cornyn contact information

Email: http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contactform

517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Main: 202-224-2934
Fax: 202-228-2856

Senator Ted Cruz contact information

Email: http://www.tedcruz.org/contact-us/

185 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5922

Congressman John Ratcliffe contact information

Email: https://ratcliffe.house.gov/contact

6531 Horizon Road
Suite A
Rockwall, TX 75032
Phone: (972) 771-0100
Fax: (972) 771-1222

Rockwall County State and Local Elections – For Whom Should I Vote?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Join us this Thursday evening, 6 February, to discuss local and state candidates. We’ll be sharing with one another information, voting records, opinions, etc. on candidates for public offices.

T exas: The last bastion of freedom
T exas: The last bastion of freedom

Where:          Soulman’s Bar-B-Que in Rockwall

Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/p0myD

Date:              Thursday, February 6, 2014

Time:              6 to 7 PM

Cost:              none, except for your food and beverage

Who:              Open to the public and, as always, we are family-friendly

We’ll be answering questions around the duties of various office holders, qualifications, voting records and previous city-county-state leadership positions.

Candidates are welcome to join our informal discussions. This is not a formal debate, but a casual setting to get you answers to your questions regarding eligible candidates.

I invite you to come a little before 6 to go through the serving line and to find a good seat in the private dining room.

Although the published meeting is over at 7 PM, feel free and welcome to stay as long as you wish to discuss issues with candidates, friends and public officials.

Have you registered to vote? Today, Monday, is the LAST opportunity to register to vote in primary elections.

From Rockwall County Elections Office website, here are the offices up for election: http://rockwall-tx.connect4.clarityelections.com/election-information/offices-up-for-election/#OfficesUpForElection

Are you eligible to vote now? Find out here: http://rockwall-tx.connect4.clarityelections.com/voter-information/voter-lookup/#VoterLookupSearch

See you Thursday!

Thanks,

Rockwall.Conservative@gmail.com

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Open Letter to Congressman Hall: Pass a Note to Mr. Boehner

December 31, 2013

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

Subject: John Boehner – Can we talk?

Congressman Hall,

Establishment Republicans have openly declared war on TEA Party patriots like me. One in particular is Speaker John Boehner. He and Sen. Mitch McConnell seem to be speaking from the same script, declaring how we are “bullying” our elected Representatives to vote our way.

You have known me now for a few years. We have come to be friends. Not once have you been threatened, bullied, assaulted or blackmailed by me or any other member of our Rockwall County TEA Party.

Perhaps the Speaker feels threatened because we actually read the bills coming before the House floor for a vote. It could be the fact we call and write you to communicate our viewpoints on various bills. It’s entirely possible, his being from Ohio and all, that he has become so conditioned by big labor bosses that he just can’t relate to people from a right-to-work state like Texas and more specifically, the Fourth Congressional District, where we think for ourselves.

Will he see the light?
Will he see the light?

As you go about your daily business, I hope you can take time to pass Mr. Boehner a note, one of those hand-written notes that convey your personal touch. Who knows? It’s possible. Anything’s possible. A little light might suddenly appear above his knucklehead, an epiphany: we of the TEA Party aren’t a political party; we are a grassroots movement of Republicans. The best way to characterize us is to say, we are the Republican Wing of the Republican Party.

Last of all, if you’re unable to reason with your friend from Ohio, then I ask you to get that jackass away from the gavel and give the job of Speaker to a red-blooded American who will stand up against the statists like Barack Obama, Nancy Peosi and Harry Reid.

John Boehner having a happy time with his pal Barack Obama
John Boehner having a happy time with his pal Barack Obama

Have a marvelous New Year, Congressman.

Very truly yours,

Rockwall.Conservative@gmail.com

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